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School building projects a win-win investment: Fortun Volume IV, No. 059 web portal:


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By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

Agusan del Norte First District Rep. L awrence L emuel Fortun said as part of his education program, construction of school buildings even in far-flung areas has been a priority since “this is a ‘win-win’ investment for the future of our youth, our community and country.”

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Oro hailed for boosting educ system

CAGAYAN de Oro City-With the strengthened and improved education system in the city under the administration of City Mayor Oscar Moreno, the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) and Asia Foundation gave recognition See hailed, page A7

32 illegal loggers arrested

KASALAN NG BAYAN. The 122 newly-wed couples strike a pose with the members of the Sangguniang Bayan and other local officials of Claveria, Misamis Oriental led by Claveria town Mayor Redentor Salvaleon (wearing blue Barong Tagalog) and Vice Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon-Abrogar (in green dress). The Kasalan ng Bayan 2015, one of the highlights during the 65th Araw ng Claveria, was officiated by Mayor Salvaleon with the strong support of Misamis Oriental Second District Rep. Juliette T. Uy (inset), and Mayor Julio T. Uy of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Photo supplied

Symbolic ‘100 million babies’ celebrate birthdays CAGAYAN de Oro City-Seven babies known as the “100 million babies” in Northern Mindanao celebrated their first birthday anniversary on Monday, the Population Commission (POPCOM) said here. Jeremiah Cabasan, head of POPCOM’s regional Technical Division, said

that 2 of the 7 babies were born in Cagayan De Oro City about 12:27 in the morning of July 27 exactly a year ago. Cabasan identified the 2 symbolic “100 million babies” in Cagayan De Oro City as Julianne Mahognay Cobayan, born in the See BABIES, page A11

The 12 candidates for Ms Cagayan de Oro 2015 following the Swimsuit Competition hosted by Limketkai Luxe Hotel at the hotel poolside July 25, 2015. Photo by Mike Baños, NPN

Bishops: ‘PNoy has enough time to forge peace with Reds’ MALAYBALAY City––President Benigno Aquino III only has less than a year left in his term, but it is enough to forge peace with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines, leaders of the Ecumenical

Bishops Forum said. “Lasting peace can be his (Aquino) legacy to the Filipino people. He still has more than 10 months to do that,” the EBF said in a statement issued Friday and signed by Bishop Deogracias

S. Iñiguez Jr. of the Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Felixberto L. Calang of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, and Bishop Elmer Bolocon of the United Church of Christ of the Philippines. See PEACE, page A11

DAVAO City––Local authorities apprehended 32 suspected illegal loggers in Davao Region from January to June this year, an environment official said. Victor Billones, officer-in-charge (OIC) of the enforcement division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI, said some 521.90 cubic meters of illegally-cut logs with market value placed at P1.9 million were recovered. Of the 32, most of the cases were noted in Davao del Norte at 17 cases. But Billones clarified that this does not make Davao del Norte as a hotspot, He said the province has a strategic location for the transport illegal logs, most especially coming from neighboring Bukidnon area. Five of the suspected illegal loggers -- four in Davnor and one in Compostela Valley -- have already been charged for violation of PD 389, also known as See loggers, page A7

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Winners of 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards bared By CHENG ORDONEZ, Executive Editor, BWM

CAGAYAN de Oro City -- BusinessWeek Mindanao Corporation has given recognition to deserving businessmen, business ventures, and government agencies that made significant contribution to the development of Mindanao Island for the past year through the 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs (MBLE) Awards 2015, held Saturday, July 25, at the Ayala Centrio Activity Center, here. Institutionalized since 2012 to inspire business leaders and entrepreneurs to seek greater heights and strive for success in the noble mission of propelling the six regions of Mindanao and its people towards full economic growth and sustainable development, the 4th MBLE Awards gave accolades in 10 business categories and 15 special citations to individuals and groups. Miguel Villareal, vice president for corporate communications of Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB), which is one of the most pioneering sponsor of the annual event, said that of all the

businesses in the country, those in Mindanao have the toughest challenges. “You have to deal with perception issues and an ongoing power shortages, among others. As we face the Asean integration, excellence and standing out becomes all the more crucial. Our Filipino businesses or enterprises must be able to innovate, practice good business ethics and dynamism in order to compete with and stand out among our Asean neighbors,” Villareal said. Villareal congratulated Dante Sudaria, president and CEO of BusinessWeek Corp. and Allan Mediante, proponent of the project and

Mindanao trustee of the Philippine Press Institute, for successfully holding the 4th MBLE Awards. “We at PVB are proud to be your partner ever since this Awards started since four years ago. To the Awardees, our congratulations and best wishes. We hope that many other businesses would follow your example in dynamism and excellence,” he added. “Admittedly, due to heavy industry regulations, the

processes and systems of Philippine banks have not been that friendly to SMEs. We at PVB are quickly learning how to meet the needs of the SME. We are in fact training our branch managers on how to assess SMEs, which are very different from large corporations,” Villareal said. “We call on the national government to invest heavily in infrastructure to help businesses across the country. We must invest in

major sea ports and airports, cross country highways so goods can move freely and cheaply from Filipino producers and businesses to Filipino families. We must never stop calling for this until it is cheaper to ship fruits and vegetables from Mindanao to Manila and Luzon than from Taiwan or China. We must never stop calling for better and visionary leadership until it is faster to get from Cagayan de Oro to Manila than from

Quezon City to Makati. And we must never stop calling for better and competitive airports for movement of cargo and tourists. This spurs business, gives more buying power to our people, and so on. This is what we shall be demanding from the next batch of national leaders. Laurel Media president and CEO Roni Merk said the awarding should not be construed as a competition See winners, page A11


SM malls once again conduct the Green Retail Agenda this July. SM City General Santos mounted their forum last July 9 while SM City Cagayan de Oro and SM City Davao held theirs last July 14 and 16, respectively. This year’s theme “Building Corporate Resiliency: Risk Reduction Program” is aimed at opening an arena for discussions on how businesses can manage risk brought about by disasters and climate change. In SM City General Santos, City Councilor Elizabeth Bagonoc discussed Climate Change Adaptation while Office of Civil Defense Assistant Regional Director Jerome B. Barranco talked about Utilizing Current Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office Chief Emmanuel M. Jaldon’s talk at SM City Davao focused

Assistant mall manager Constantine Arce, together with public relations manager Ivy Guantero and CRS manager hand over a Certificate of Appreciation to Xavier University Engineering Resource Center Dexter Lo during the Green Retail Agenda held recently at SM City Cagayan de Oro.

on the city’s vulnerability to disasters. He further elaborated on the facilities and programs that the city has

put in place in order to man- Gloryrose Dy shared how age risks. Award-winning architectural designs can social entrepreneur and be utilized to mitigate See sm, page A11 founder of Switotwins Arch.



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ITH the six-year term of President Benigno Aquino III ending, 46% of Filipinos say he failed to accomplish his 2010 campaign slogan “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap,” according to a recent survey.

The nationwide survey was conducted by Veritas Truth Survey (VTS) during the second quarter of 2015 and headed by Dr. Clifford Sorita. It was answered by 1,200 participants from both urban and rural areas throughout the Philippines, chosen on a stratified random sampling with +/- 3% margin of error. Furthermore, 41% of the respondents were “unsure”


on the topic, and only 13% considered the president successful in fighting corruption. Veritas President Fr. Anton Pascual said the survey was conducted to manifest the mission of the Church as the conscience of society. Personal experiences Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo believes the survey yielded such results because the respondents relied on their personal experiences.

“Our ratings may go up, the income, GDP, and GNP, but to the people, nothing [has] changed,” said Pabillo. Also, most of the respondents who gave Aquino a failing score come from middle-class families. According to Sorida, middle-class citizens can easily access information, for example by surfing the internet. Novaliches Auxiliary Bishop Teodoro Bacani believes members of this middle bracket are “critical thinkers, keen observers, and share insights with one another. Unsure reply Bacani was overwhelmed by the large number of respondents who replied “unsure” to the survey. “These people who said ‘moderately corrupt’ may still believe there is really corruption,” he said. Pabillo took this as staying within the “safe zone”.

“If they wanted to say ‘yes’, they’ll say it. If they wanted to say ‘no’, they will go In the middle instead,” he explained. “So, this 46% may still go up.” No exonerated officials One factor in such a perception is because officials suspected of conniving in illegal activities have yet to be acquitted, said the bishops. “One important thing is the corrupt officials are not prosecuted,” Pabillo said. “If there is any, it is those who are not allies [with the administration]… Is it because someone is being protected?” Pabillo cited the pork barrel issue as an example, with only three senators only convicted, and the succeeding batches of suspects to be brought on trial are seemingly forgotten. One government The study also gauged how corrupt the public per-

ceived other government offices, from the vice president down to the barangay level. Senate comes out as the most corrupt at 49%. Bacani saw the Corona impeachment trial as a major factor that stained legislators’ credibility. “The impeachment of Corona was a legitimate action. The judgment is probably a fair judgment. But, the public believes the senators were bribed into it,” said Bacani. “Until now, there are no answers to such accusations to them. There is a lack of transparency on whatever happened [to] the supposed 50 million they were given.” Bacani also believes the survey came up with such results because of the Senate’s being “too far” from the people. “We can easily criticize those who are too from us,” said Bacani. “We are kinder to the people whom we see

every day. We do business with them, or even [obtain] favors [from them].” In this light, the survey showed the local government units, especially the barangays, are considered by the respondents as not corrupt, with 26%. Comparing the results to another similar survey about institutional trust, Pascual explained that these people are at the “frontlines” and frequently interacts with the people. “[In the survey], the Church comes first at 75%… The respondents were asked ‘who do you trust the most among the institutions? Number one is the priest and pastors… So, I connect it from here; the people trusts those [at] the frontlines,” said Pascual. Also, Sorita said the barangay can directly respond to the community’s different needs. (Luke Godoy/ CBCPNews)

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Binay’s prayer for the presidency: incomplete? LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective…” (James 5:16, the Holy Bible). -oooMANY FILIPINOS DIDN’T WANT TO LISTEN TO PNOY’S LAST SONA: Many people no longer wanted to listen to the sixth and, hopefully, the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino, on the ground that he is not going to say anything new anyway, nothing that would yield substantive benefit on their day-to-day lives, even as he may yet focus on finger-pointing again, an informal survey in a radio program I am cohosting showed on Monday, July 27, 2015, hours before the president’s speech. Vic Somintac and I asked our listeners at the program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, “would you still want to listen to Aquino’s SONA?” The answer was, no, they won’t listen anymore, because it would just be a waste of time. Actually, Vic said he didn’t want to listen

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They call it by different names. EDITORIAL Here in the Philippines, ALLAN M. MEDIANTE it is called State of the Editor-in-Chief Nation Address or SONA for short. In the US, it ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ is State of the Union. In Managing Editor Executive Editor Great Britain, it is called CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING Speech from the Throne Associate Editor Contributing Editor or The Queen’s (of King’s) Speech. It is Prinsjesdag in MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda the Netherlands. There is no Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor equivalent name in Japan GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit but the speech, likewise, Motoring Editor Photo Journalist is delivered during the first felix santillan ROEL CATOTO session of Parliament. EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Local chief executives Layout Artists have also come up with PAT SAMONTE their own versions since irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN 1988. So it is common for Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga us to now read or hear about JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG the State of the Province Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Address (SOPA), State of Regional Editors-Northmin the City Address (SOCA), AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA State of the Municipality Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Address (SOMA). I am not sure though if there is an ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI equivalent for the Barangays NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE or SOBA. CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 The day after the SONA, CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY the political opposition in Legal Counsel --------------------------------------------------------------Congress, as represented by bureau and mktg staff the Minority Floor Leader, candy macabale - 09161326483 delivers what has come to be RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 known as CONTRA SONA. GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 The Opposition calls this North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 speech “The True State of VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON the Nation”. MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Unlike the SONA, with Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 all its media hype, the tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 bobby mag usara-tangub city CONTRA SONA is usuOROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ally delivered before a half---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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to Aquino, too, except that, as the Malacanang reporter of DZEC, 1062 kHz, he had no choice but cover that speech. As for me, I also didn’t want to listen anymore. My reasons jibed with the reasons given by our listeners in our program. Indeed, if Aquino and his handlers would really like to know the true sentiments of the people about him and his government, he should listen to our program more often. It goes on air, Mondays to Fridays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. -ooo-

NO ELECTION SCENARIO STILL POSSIBLE: Why did I say, “hopefully”, when I referred to Aquino’s sixth SONA? Well, it is still possible that no elections will push through in 2016, for one reason or another, but principally because the Commission on Elections may fail to adequately prepare for that electoral exercise. While the 19876 Constitution does not provide for any “hold-over presidency” in case a presidential election does not push through since there is a well-defined Constitutional rule on who should assume the presidency in a situation such as this, Aquino may opt to cancel the Charter which his own mother crafted, and then grab political power for himself. -oooBINAY’S PRAYER FOR THE PRESIDENCY: INCOMPLETE? Anyway, I am excited by the declaration attributed to Vice President Jejomar Binay that his belief is that winning the presidency is the result of “99%

prayer”. I don’t know what he meant by “99% prayer” (since, truly, a 99% prayer is not a complete prayer because it is still not 100%), but then he must be reminded that God does not answer all prayers. There are prayers He grants, and there are prayers that He does not pay attention to. This is the truth that is laid out in the Holy Bible, particularly in its Matthew 7:21, which quotes Jesus, our God and Savior. This verse has Jesus saying: “Not all who calls on me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven…” What then prompts Jesus to respond favorably to prayers? He also says what, in the second part of Matthew 7:21, which reads, “…only those who does the will of the Father will enter the kingdom of heaven.” Clearly, not all prayers will be granted by God, including prayers by politicians so they can win the positions they aspire for. There is a condition that those who pray must comply with, if

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session. The lady legislators and the congressional spouses usually come in their most elegant Filipiniana. Broadcasters usually have a field day describing who is wearing what and by whom during the virtual fashion show. Also in attendance are members of the judiciary, cabinet members, members of the diplomatic corps, a carefully screened guest list, and of course, the duly accredited media. Occasionally, some legislators - strongly opposed to the President - leak to media in advance their nonattendance claiming “waste of time.” Outside, militant groups, year in and year out, make a show of marching with clenched fists towards the Batasan only to be stopped (“harassed” according to the militants) by the police. The US has institutionalized a practice ( The Designated Survivor) as a result of 9/11. Accordingly, one cabinet member does not attend in order to provide continuity in the line of succession in the event that a catastrophe disables the President, the Vice President, and other succeeding officers gathered

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Sona, Contra Sona, Sana empty assembly, while most legislators – be they proAdministration or Opposition - are having coffee at the South Lounge. President Fidel V. Ramos, who in his own term delivered 6 SONAs, jokingly refers to an imaginary speech. It is a people’s wish list of items which should have been included, but were not, in a SONA. PFVR calls it SANA. The ceremonies in the Philippines and in the United States have many similarities. The principal reason: In both countries, the functions of Head of State and Head of Government are exercised by the same individual. Contrast this with ceremonies in Great Britain, where the Queen is Head of State, while the Prime Minister is Head of Government. Both in the Philippines and in the US, the practice is based on a constitutional mandate which requires the Chief Executive to inform Congress of the state of the nation and to recommend such measures as may be necessary and expedient. Since the time of President Quezon, every Philippine President personally appeared every year before

Ignacio Bunye Congress to deliver his message. The only exception occurred in 1950 when President Quirino, who as then recuperating from an illness, delivered his SONA via radio from his hospital bed in the United States. In the US, early presidents starting with Thomas Jefferson, discontinued George Washington’s practice of personally appearing before Congress. Jefferson and the rest simply submitted a written report. Woodrow Wilson resumed the practice of personal appearance. Here in the Philippines, the President delivers the SONA before a joint session of Congress. In attendance are almost all the members of both houses, including those who are perennially absent during the regular

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Daily Inspiration

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“Dear children, keep away from anything to wander. Some people allow anger that might take God’s place in your hearts.” to fill their heart, most struggle with 1 John 5:21 money, or perhaps it’s slowly stepping away from our routine of connecting This strikes as a loving statement, said by with God which allows a distance in our an old man, passing along his wisdom. heart. What causes your heart to wanPrevention is the core message. The first der? The honest answer to this question part to preventing a straying heart is will lead you to ways to prevent it from figuring out what will cause your heart happening.

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Solon says school building projects a ‘win-win’ investment for the future By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Reional Editor

BUTUAN City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun said as part of his education program, construction of school buildings even in far-flung areas has been a priority since “this is a ‘win-win’ investment for the future of our youth, our community and country.” In his message during the turn-over of a P12.8-million two-storey four-classroom building and General Parents-Teachers Association induction of new officers at the Obrero Elementary School cover court here last Thursday, Fortun stressed that like the school mentors, the youth has been his inspiration in coming up with a program to help them in their studies. The solon reiterated his policy disallowing any notices announcing him to be the proponent of the classroom project because: - The classroom building came from God; - Funding for the project came from the people’s taxes; - The project was the result of the efforts of the teachers, parents, the Obrero Sangguniang Barangay, and

local Department of Education authorities; - As member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Fortun’s participation was to propose the project’s inclusion in the budget. The Agusan del Norte lawmaker said the project “is ours” since everyone from the school children, teachers, the barangay council, department of education authorities, the House of Representatives and the Department of Public Works and Highways has participated in its completion. Fortun announced that for two successive years, he was able to secure for Butuan City and Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte what he said “the lion’s share” in allocations for infrastructure projects in Caraga Region. For 2014, Fortun’s district was alloted more

OPENING OF A P12.8 MILLION TWO-STOREY FOUR-CLASSROOM BUILDING. Congressman Lawrence “Law” Fortun (extreme right) and Department of Education-Butuan City District Supervisor Evelyn Paulin (left) , assisted by School Principal Helenna Palen, cut the ceremonial ribbon during the inauguration of the new four-classroom building of the Obrero Elementary School, Butuan City on July 23, 2015. Right photo shows Fortun (back to camera) inducting into office the new officers of the school’s new General Parents-Teachers Association officers led by president Edgar Rivero. photos by pat samonte

than a billion pesos worth of infrastructure projects. In 2015, some P2.28 billion was appropriated for big projects including the P150 million Langihan, Butuan City and the P50-million Dankias flood control projects apart from the solon’s education and scholarship projects. Obrero Barangay Captain

Ceasar Berdera thanked Fortun, Butuan City DPWH District Engineer Alipio Grana and the local Department of Education officials for the project and hoped more undertakings will be provided his barangay including the repair and rehabilitation of the school covered court. Fortun replied that he

would find ways to address Berdera’s request. The solon inducted into office the new-elected officers of the Obrero Elementary School General ParentsTeachers Association: Edgar Rivero – president; Allan Amora – vice-president; Garry Agila – treasurer; Maricar Gomez – auditor;

Vaangie Carbonilla – public information officer; board members: Natividad dela Peña, Victor Bautista, Jessie Ilac, Maridel Guyo, Jocelyn Custodio; teachers: Allan Galvadores, Mrs. Remy Dormido, Romeo Arcenal, Josephine Tabacon, and Carlito Junio. Ronald Dizon was the former GPTA president.

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WBO Orient title-fight at SM-Davao Aug. 14

DAVAO City––Undefeated boxer Jay-Ar “The Hitman” Inson of Davao City fights Indonesian Victor Mausul for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Orient Lightweight Interim Championship on August 14 at 1 p.m. at the SM Davao Annex in Ecoland. The 12-round title-fight in the main event of the “Tibay ng Pinoy IX: Clash in the Orient” presented by the MP Promotions USA, LLC in coordination with the Joven Sports Promotion. “It’s our support to this year’s Kadayawan sa Dabaw celebration,” said promoter Joven Jimenez.

“We would also like to thank SM Davao for allowing us to stage our boxing event for the first time inside a mall,” said Jimenez, who met with the SM Davao management headed by Vice President for Marketing Russel Alaba. All of the past boxing promotions were held inside a gym. The Tibay ng Pinoy IX, which is also free to the public will also have five 10-rounders, two 8-rounders and three 4-rounders. Inson, 24, is considered as one of the most promising fighters of the MP Stable in Davao. He has won all his eight fights,

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five of them by knockout. He previously knocked out Elmer Legaria in the first round last April 5 in Panabo City. His other past victims were Phil Angamor (1st round), Hagibis Quinones (3rd round), Eddie Gomez (1st round) and Wariel

Verano (2nd round). Ins on’s t hre e ot he r wins were by unanimous decisions against Gabby Siempo, Avelino Ramos and Adamdiv Abdulhamid. Inson’s opponent Mausul, however, is not a patsy with a record of 9 wins, 5 KOs, 3 loses and 2 draws.

He is a former WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight champion and Indonesian super bantamweight title-holder. In his last fight, Mausul settled a draw with Robert Kopa last May 3. Mausul won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific title

via a unanimous decision against Pratet Sor Vorapin by UD on April 2, 2005. But he lost it only in his first title-defense by an 8th round TKO against Filipino challenger Czar Amonsot in Bohol on that same year. – LITO DELOS REYES

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detailing a mechanism on the selling and production of iron fortified rice. He said their province was given priority in the launching of i-Rice after it was badly hit by typhoon Pablo leaving residents especially poor families with totally damaged food production farm lands. Considering that Filipinos are rice eaters, he said the iron fortified rice would give them, adults and children, the proper nutrients. According to Barroga, their campaign is continuing even if they already noted some good results from the program in terms of bringing down incidence of anemia among children. He disclosed that the provincial government will also go on a familiarization tour in Zambales to see the successful implementation of i-Rice there. Marcela C. Saises, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) Manila said the cases of anemia in the country is alarming. “It took us 14 years to hit a breakthrough on iron fortification in rice,” she said. The project is supported by the International Life Sciences Institute–Center for Health Protection in Tokyo, Japan with specific study on “Iron Fortified

Rice Development and Technology Grants and Social Marketing”. She said with the breakthrough on i-Rice there are already areas in the Philippines that adopt the program like in Zambales where the provincial government and the local government units are really pushing for the program. This new development is being supported by the private sector and the rice millers especially in that area, she said. That is why we are going around the country to advocate and propagate this program if only to address the increasing cases of anemia in the country, she added. An iron fortified rice (IFR) is an enriched rice made from a blend of premixed iron-fortified rice grains with ordinary rice. The premixed fortified rice grains is an ordinary rice coated with iron is in suitable solvent and binder. IFR contains 6 mg iron per 100 gram rice. A day’s intake of approximately 4 to 6 cups

of cooked IFR will meet the dialy iron requirement of the body. The 1998 National Nutrition Survey of Food and Nutrition Research Institute of DOST showed that 30.6 percent of the entire population having high prevalence of anemia among sector composed of infants, elderly, pregnant and lactating mothers and children. She said the figure of anemia cases continue to increase and consumption of IFR is expected to build healthy red blood cells, improve physical and mental performance, prevents anemia and strengthen the body against infection. Meanwhile, DOST-XI assistant regional director Elsie Mae Solidum said their office provides assistance to millers in the form of loan with zero interest on the equipment that will be used for processing i-Rice. For instance, she said that they would provide loan for blending machine that would cost P400,000 and the payment will be on staggered basis. (PNA)

More ComVal millers process iron fortified DAVAO City––The number of rice millers using iron fortified rice or i-Rice is increasing in Compostela Valley since the launching of the rice fortification program in 2007 in Compostela Valley province. Kenneth Barroga, the Provincial Science and Technology Director of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region XI in Compostela Valley, said the involvement of the rice millers came after the provincial government of this province passed an Ordinance

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“R eforest r y R efor m Code of the Philippines,” as amended by PD 705. The first semester rec ord of DE N R X I h a s already surpassed that of the entire 2014 with 510.32 cubic meters of logs worth P1.8 million seized from 56 apprehensions. “We’re just a little more than half of the year, but we already surpassed the record made for the entire year in 2014,” he said. He attributed the increase to the participation of the community in reporting suspected illegal loggers. “ We e n c ou r a g e t h e community to report to us if there are any questionable operations,” he said. The militar y is also actively monitoring illegal loggers, putting up 10 checkpoints throughout the region, he added. DENR XI also hired some 59 forest protection officers who report any illegal logging operations in their communities. L ega l ly-t ransp or te d logs should abide with the open-cargo policy of DENR with a supporting documents, he said. An inspection registration and clearance to cut must be secured at DENR prior to the transport to the cutting and transport

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of logs, provided however that these trees are only cut in areas identified as “production forest.” President B enigno Aqu i no I I I issu e d e x ecutive order (EO) 23 in 2011, “declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the anti-illegal logging task force.” Under section 3 of EO 23, Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force is composed of DE N R s e c re t ar y or his duly authorized representative as chairman; secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government, secretar y of D ep ar t ment of National Defense, chief of the Philippine National Police, chief of staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines or their authorized representatives as members. DENR XI has also c ompl e t e d 6 5 p e rc e nt of its target for the National Greening Program (NGP) for this year. The agency is eyeing to deve l op 1 8 , 8 1 0 h e c t are s this year, or equivalent 9,405,000 trees. The areas declared by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) XI as flood prone and landslide prone based on the latest 1:10,000 scale geo-hazard map will not be replanted. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

ASEAN INTEGRATION SEMINAR IN BSU-SUGBONGCOGON ESC – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ continues his advocacies for the youth as he conducted another “Forum on Enhancing Youth Competitiveness and Readiness in the Forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community” at Bukidnon State University-Sugbongcogon External Studies Center (BSU-SESC), Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental. The activity was attended by 186 students from the said school. Vice Governor Pelaez wants to discuss with students the possible effects of ASEAN Integration for them to include it in their plans in the future. The activity was also witnessed by BSU-SESC Administrator Florina Brua, faculty and Supreme Student Government (SSG) officers of the school. photo supplied

Barangay Mahayag holds nutrition By Eduardo Y. Pingcas, Teacher -1 Mahayag Elementary School Quezon-1 District of Bukinon

The National Council (INC), as mandated by law, is the country’s policy¬making and coordinating body on Nutrition, created by virtue of Presidential Decree 491 (Nutrition Act of the Philippines last June 25, 1974). Leads the 2015 Nutrition Month Celebration, focusing on the issue of being overweight and obese among Filipinos,


Ta l a a n d i g p e o p l e headed by Datu Lumamag and two others was conducted a school annual tribal ceremony for Protection at Ticala Elementary School, Ticala, EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PEDRO INFANTE, who died on February 28, 2005 in Davao City, left certain parcel of land and more particularly described as follows, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 146-2012015188 “A parcel of land (Lot 741-A, PSD-11-005501), being a portion of Lot 741, Cad. 102, situated in the City of Davao, containing an area of THREE HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN (337) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE, made and entered into by and among; PATRICIA INFANTE, widow, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Davao City, hereinafter referred to as the SURVIVING SPOUSE/ VENDOR; ESTER INFANTE, single, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Davao City, hereinafter referred to as the SURVIVING HEIR/VENDOR/ VENDEE; ELVIRA INFANTE, single, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Davao City, hereinafter referred to as the SURVIVING HEIR/VENDOR/. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND (P 100,000.00) PESOS, is hereby acknowledged from the VENDEE, ESTER INFANTE to the full satisfaction of the HEIRS/VENDORS. Under Notary Public of ATTY. ELISA D. EVANGELISTA-LAPIÑA; As per Doc. No. 333; Page No. 67; Book No. 30; Series of 2014.

Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon last Saturday , July 11, 2015. Their objectives were to give thanks, ask forgiveness and specially asking full protection to Anitos and Spirits whom they believed their great grandparents who always

there for them. They also prayed for good health, good relationship among teachers and government officials and most specially the full protection of the school children , parents and people who will becoming to school.

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ANNABELLE L. BEQUILLA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EARL JUSTIN LAPIS BEQUILLA who was born on OCTOBER 27, 2000 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EGBERT ESTROBO BEQUILLA and ANNABELLE LAHOY LAHOY LAPIS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than AUGUST 6, 2015. (Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: July 28 & Aug 4, 2015

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that CLEOFE P. CAYETUNA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “MARIA CLEOPAS” to “CLEOFE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARIA CLEOPAS PAASA who was born on April 9, 1955 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are MARGARITO PAASA and OBDULIA ABELLA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than AUGUST 6, 2015.

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with the theme “Timbang Iwasto, sa Tamang Nutrisyon at Ehersisyo”. In this connection Barangay Mahayag of Quezon, Bukidnon joins the Nutrition Evaluation in July 7, 2015. It aims to increase that barangay resident’s level of awareness will be heightened on the importance as to proper nutrition and physical activity in the prevention of being overweight and obese among the general public. The said activity was attended by the Municipal Mayor, Honorable Gregorio

Lloren Gue and his spouse Madam Carmen Gue, the Municipal Nutrition Council Chairperson of Quezon, Bukidnon with the other members of the Municipal Evaluating team. During the activity all districts of the said barangay were participated and made their respective booth and displayed different products in the barangay. This activity inculcates to the mind of barangay folks that fruits and vegetables should be the normal parts and components in the pursuit of having and maintaining

sound body and of having sound mind. Healthy mind and a healthy body is the vital tool of achieving one’s undertakings, projects and above all life’s goal. In view of the foregoing, it’s but fitting and appropriate for the folks to obey related advocacies and give importance by way of participating to this once a year healthpromoting activities and above all to support this kind of government’s program that caters on the need of people’s health.


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IN light of a projected world shortage of at least one million metric ton of cacao by 2020, Rep. Angelina D.L. Tan (4th District, Quezon) is seeking a House inquiry into the status of the cacao and chocolate industry in the country to boost its production. “To help local farmers boost cacao production and revitalize the cacao industry, there is a need to look into the situation of cacao and chocolate industry in the country, and maximize its full potential and provide livelihood opportunities in the rural areas in light of a projected world deficit in cacao supply by 2020,” said Tan. Tan, a medical doctor, said according to the International Cacao Organization, the projected world deficit of cacao beans by the end of 2014 alone was 75,000 tons, from 193,000 tons in 2013. “Despite existing policies that promote the development of the country’s cacao industry, a measly 12,000 metric tons of dried cacao beans have been produced annually which is far short from the 30,000 metric tons needed locally,” said Tan. According to the lawmaker, Republic Act 7900, or the “High-Value Crops Development Act of 1995” listed cacao and other high-

value crops as among those covered by the funding requirements, incentives and credit assistance for their production, marketing, processing and technical and infrastructure support. Tan said the Philippines produced 4,856 metric tons of cacao in 2011, then 4,831 metric tons in 2012, and 4,876 metric tons in 2013. To satisfy the local demand, Tan said the country imported some 22,000 tons of cacao in 2008 to 2009, followed by 23,000 tons in 2009 to 2010 and 22,000 tons in 2010 to 2011, while contributing a miniscule produce in the global cacao market. The lawmaker, through House Resolution 1520, sought the inquiry, which shall be undertaken the Committee on Agriculture and Food chaired by Rep. Mark Llandro L. Mendoza (4th District, Batangas). Tan said the resolution complements Article XIII, Section 5 of the Constitution, providing that “The State shall recognize the right of farmers, farmworkers, and landowners, as well as cooperatives, and other independent farmers’ organizations to participate in the planning, organization, and management of the program, and shall provide support to agriculture through appropriate technology and research, and adequate financial, produc-

tion, marketing, and other support services.” The resolution is also line with Article XII, Section 1 of the Constitution, providing that “The goals of the national economy are a more equitable distribution of opportunities, income, and wealth; a sustained increase in the amount of goods and services produced by the nation for the benefit of the people; and an expanding productivity as the key to raising the quality of life for all, especially the underprivileged.” The same section provides “The State shall promote industrialization and full employment based on sound agricultural development and agrarian reform, through industries that make full and efficient use of human and natural resources, and which are competitive in both domestic and foreign markets. However, the State shall protect Filipino enterprises against unfair foreign competition and trade practices.” Moreover, the section provides “In the pursuit of these goals, all sectors of the economy and all regions of the country shall be given optimum opportunity to develop. Private enterprises, including corporations, cooperatives, and similar collective organizations, shall be encouraged to broaden the base of their owners.”

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volcano scale model. Students view the scale model of a volcano “spewing smoke” at the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Organized by the Department of Science and Technology, NSTW is scheduled from July 24-28, 2015 and is open to the public. The volcano scale model is among the biggest attractions in the event which also

showcases interactive exhibits, robotics, different weather forecasting equipment, DOST’s Hybrid Road Train, products from small enterprises, Filipino-made technologies, and other scale models. Science and technology career talks and fora are also being held. For more information, log on to and Photo credit: S&T Media Service

CBCP to faithful: ‘Environmental concern an obligation, not option’ By Jennifer M. Orillaza of CBCPNews

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Monday has reminded the Catholic faithful of their Christian obligation to mitigate the effects of climate change and work towards the preservation of the environment for the sake of generations to come. “Climate change has brought about suffering for nations, communities and peoples…When they who are in need cry out, it is not an option to respond. It is an obligation,” the CBCP said in a statement signed by its president Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas.


Social justice According to the prelate, it is the duty of every Christian to be concerned with ecological destruction and climate change because every believer is called to be a steward, one who is motivated by charity towards all of creation. “Caring about climate

change and its deleterious and devastating effects on all, but especially on impoverished and struggling nations and communities, is our way of attending to the needs of the least of our brothers and sisters,” the CBCP added. The bishops added that the destruction of the ecosystem and the harmful disturbance on environmental balance have brought home the point that social justice must necessarily include the faithful’s responsibility for future generations. Intergenerational solidarity Stressing the role of humans as stewards of God’s creation, Villegas noted that solidarity among generations is not optional, “but

rather a basic question of justice, since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us.” “The notion of the common good also extends to future generations. The global economic crises have made painfully obvious the detrimental effects of disregarding our common destiny, which cannot exclude those who come after us. We can no longer speak of sustainable development apart from intergenerational solidarity,” he added. “We are not owners of the earth. We are its stewards, to keep and cherish and nurture its resources not only for ourselves but for future generations,” Villegas said. The prelate said this en-

vironmental responsibility can be fulfilled through the collective discernment of Basic Ecclesial Communities, which if done well, can influence policy makers and translate into community action against mining, incineration, and landfills, among many others. Indescribable misery For his part, executive secretary of the National Secretariat for Social Action Justice and Peace (CBCPNASSA) Fr. Edwin Gariguez also called on the faithful to take good care of the environment to win the fight against climate change. “For the Church, climate change and mining are urgent issues that are clearly related to our Christian responsibility to care for

the earth and to care for the poor and vulnerable in our midst,” Gariguez said in his speech during the 37th Annual Conference of the National Justice and Peace Network held at the Swanwick Derbyshire, United Kingdom last July 17 to 19. He also noted that the social teachings of the Church are at risk of being violated when actions to address the causes of climate change and ecological destruction are not taken. “Clearly, climate change and its ensuing extreme weather impact is hurting the most vulnerable countries, like the Philippines… Climate change-induced disasters spell indescribable miseries to our people,” Gariguez said.

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Education: The real gold in Mt. Diwata Monkayo, Compostela Valley -- “Ang edukasyon ang isa ka bahandi nga among mai k a hat ag s a among mga anak. Mao kini ang ilang bulawan nga dili makuha sa ilaha (Education is one treasure that we can give our children. This is their brand of gold that could not be taken away from them),” shares Elenita P. Lampera, 43, a mother of three and a Kalahi-CIDSS volunteer. Considering the remoteness of the village, it was a dream come true for the community of miners in Upper Ulip, Mt. Diwata when the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) KalahiCIDSS PAMANA funded the construction of a Php 679,175.00 one-classroom high school building. Furnished with armchairs and blackboards, the classroom has concrete walls and painted inside and out. It now stands proud, right at the treacherous hills of Mt. Diwata because of the passion and cooperation of KalahiCIDSS volunteers. Need for a classroom A relatively cold and quiet mountain village with 1,000-meter high range and known for its rich gold ore deposits, Mt. Diwata has an estimated population of 40,000 people based on National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) figure. “Our community here is dependent on gold. Smallscale mining has been our major industry since the 1980s,” said Lampera. S eparated from Poblacion Monkayo with a 45-minute rough ride, one of the pressing needs of the community is a decent classroom building to accommodate the increasing

The one-classroom high school building in Mt. Diwata built through DSWD KalahiCIDSS PAMANA.

number of high school enrollees who are presently using the barangay gymnasium as classroom. The people didn’t feel the pressure to have better classrooms until now because for a very long time, all they cared about was earning more and managing their livelihood as small scale miners. Barangay Captain Pedro J. Samillano, Sr said one of the reasons why people devote themselves into mining instead of aspiring to provide education to their children was that they felt neglected by the government. “Daghan naabot nga mga proyekto diri, pero dili kini mahuman-human tungod sa kalisud sa sitwasyon sa amoang barangay. Layo kini ug dakong kwarta ang kailanganon sa pagpadala sa mga materyales sa konstruksyon. (There were a lot of projects which were started here but they never

got done. This is far and hard-to-reach and hauling cost of construction materials is quite high).” Students hold their classes at the gym-turned school building. A lowhanging makeshift ceiling made from recycled tarpaulins protects the students from the heat and rain since the gym is kind of open-sided covered court. “When the rain pours, students race to a dry corner and huddle until the rain stops,” Samillano said. Worse, the makeshift classrooms divided by a thin plywood don’t make learning as conducive as different levels of classroom clatters are impossible to contain, he added. Enters Kalahi-CIDSS Kalahi-CIDSS or KapitBisig Laban sa KahirapanComprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services is one of DSWD’s core programs that aims to empower ordinary citizens or www.facebook. from page A4 com/ANDKNK and scroll for comply with, if their prayers “Ang Tanging Daan” broadare to be acted upon favorably. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS -oooAND INTERESTS GOD DOES NOT ANSWER ALL PRAYERS: Notice is hereby given that the What is the condition? It intestate estate of the Late LINO FALLER CORNISTA, who died inis that, the person who and without leaving a will on is asking God for some- testate December 22, 2008 at Cagayan de thing through prayers must Oro City. That at the time of death of “do the will of the Father the above decedent, he was a member in heaven” first, which is of the Zone 3, BUGO HOMEOWNERS ORGANIZATION, INC., a Nonthat, we must listen to Him, Stock, Non Profit Organization, duly through His Word in the registered with the Home Insurance Bible, and obey His com- Guaranty, with postal address at Zone mands, principal of which 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, and as member, the decedent is the is for everyone to be holy, awardee of the herein described like He is holy. Surely, if parcel of land as follows; Lot No. 11, one is not holy in his life, Block 3, Psd-104305-019052; Being portion of: Lot 1, Pcs-10-000647; God will never answer his aLand Use: Residential; Location: prayers, no matter how Barangay, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; Area: ONE HUNDRED TWENTY urgent those prayers maybe. (120) Square Meters, more or less, -oooby Transfer Certificate of PLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tang- covered Title No. T-203541 in the name of ing Daan” (The Sole Way), a ZONE 3, BUGO HOMEOWNERS Bible study and prayer session ORGANIZATION, INC., is the subject EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT on radio, airs Mondays to of WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., INTERESTS, made and executed at DWAD 1098 kHz on the by and among the HEIRS OF LINO AM band. For replays, go to FALLER CORNISTA namely: JOSE-

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FINA TUANDO CORNISTA (surviving spouse), of legal age, widow, Filipino Citizen and resident of Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; JOCELYN TUANDO CORNISTA, of legal age, single, Filipino Citizen and residents of Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; and EDUARDO TUANDO CORNISTA (deceased), herein represented by his heir, namely; MARIA FE AMISTOSO CORNISTA-CABACTULAN, married, Filipino Citizen and resident of Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City and KING JASPER AMISTOSO CORNISTA, of legal age, single, Filipino Citizen and resident of Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, are the sole and only surviving heirs. That the PARTIES hereto are all of legal ages with full civil capacity to contract, by these presents do hereby settle and adjudicate unto themselves the above described parcel of land in equal share. That the other PARTIES/ HEIRS herein above mentioned, have hereunto voluntarily WAIVE, RELINQUISH and CONVEY all their rights, interests, privileges and participation over the above described parcel of land in favor of their Co-Heir JOCELYN TUANDO CORNISTA. Notary Public of ATTY. AUDIE G. PADUGANAN; as per Doc No. 118; Page No. 25; Book No. 54; Series of 2015. MDN: JULY 14, 21 & 28, 2015

to directly participate in local governance by identifying their own community needs and collectively responding to it. PAMANA or PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn is one of the modalities of Kalahi CIDSS that aims to improve access of conflictaffected barangays (CABs) to quality basic social services and responsive, transparent and accountable local governments. The implementation of

Kalahi-CIDSS PAMANA in Upper Ulip, Mt. Diwata has motivated a group of miners to work together for the benefit of their children. Sans monetary remuneration, miners, women and barangay officials gathered and volunteered. They agreed on a shifting scheme during the construction. “Sila tanan nagsakripisyo para sa proyekto. Para sa ilaha, ang paghatag sa ilang mga anak og edukasyon maoy solusyon aron mouswag ang ilang komunidad. (They all sacrificed for the project. To them, educating their children is key to development),” related George Nasula, Kalahi-CIDSS community facilitator. He said the parents wouldn’t wish their children working in unsafe tunnels in the future. They’d rather that their children pursue careers in the big cities or land other jobs apart from mining. “Since the sub-project implementation is directly carried out by the community, they felt that they are valued by the program,” Nasula said. It’s a big deal for them that the grant is released directly to the community account and managed by community volunteers themselves, he added. The Local Government

Unit and Civil Society Organizations also extended full support in the hauling of construction materials. Kalahi-CIDSS volunteer Danny Banares, Sr, reported, “Daghan na nga pagsulay ang among naagihan. Kabahin na ini ang kalayo sa among lugar, ang bagyong Pablo, ug daghan pang kalamidad. Pero sa among pagtinabangay, nahuman gyud namo ang subproyekto nga mas sayo pa sa gitakda nga petsa (We have experienced a lot of trials in our area. These include the remote location of our place, Typhoon Pablo, and other calamities. But with everyone’s cooperation, we completed our sub project earlier than the due date).” A total of 4429 KalahiCIDSS household-beneficiaries and 832 Pantawid Pamilya households in the barangay are benefiting from the sub-project. But more importantly, the number of enrollees increased by 25%. “Kaya nako ang pag bag-o kung kita sa isigkomunidad magtinabangay (I can change for the better if we all help each other).” This is the collective cry of the community and this conviction gave them their brand new classroom. (DSWD/Julie Ace Brandon F. Ramos/ccd)

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GXI expands Globe Charge distribution network via key retail partnerships G-Xchange, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of Globe Telecom, has entered into a partnership agreement with four key technology retail companies in the country to expand the distribution network of Globe Charge mobile point-of-sale (POS) solution. Under the arrangement, Globe Charge will be carried by over 250 partner outlets located in different parts of the Philippines namely: AllPhones - 41 branches, MemoXpress - 138 branches, PC Express - 38

branches, and Silicon Valley - 37 branches. “We are very pleased to collaborate with the country’s leading distributors of computer hardware and accessories, mobile phones, and gadgets which play a vital role in bringing Globe Charge closer to its customers. Through this partnership , small-and-medium sized enterprises will have more avenues to purchase Globe Charge credit card reader off-the-shelf and be able to use it immediately to accept more customers

and generate more sales for their business,” said Xavier Marzan, President & CEO of GXI. Marzan’s sentiment was echoed by the partners who also expressed gratitude for the tie-up. “GCash truly is an innovator in the mobile financial space. We are happy to be in partnership with them,” said Allan Catli, Marketing Manager of AllPhones while Jobi Noel Busi-

ness Development Head of Silicon Valley noted that they are “very grateful partnering with Globe since we both have good intentions in making connectivity easier for a wonderful digital life.” Globe Charge is a revolutionary service that enables entrepreneurs, small business owners, and professionals to accept credit card payments without the need for traditional credit card

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Shine like a superstar Special Gospel of the day (July28, 2015-Tuesday) John 20:19-31” And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. “If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.” But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” After eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors having been shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.” Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples: The disciples of Jesus hide in a locked room because of fears that they will be killed also like their master. Some of us are living in our individual dark room of life like: fears, anxieties, sufferings, trials, worries, depressions and frustrations. The worst of all this is, we are prisoners

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Bro. Edcel L. Closas of our sins. The disciples became the prisoners of their fears. Imagine, how pitiful and painful to be a prisoner? Then why you allowed yourself to be free outside but not in inside? Some of us are free physically but not internally. I am sure that some of you are prisoners in different problems in life. Some also are prisoners of your past. When Jesus appeared to them, they were encouraged to get out from their hiding place and not to be afraid from any one. Do not allow yourself to be coward because of the bad people around us. Take note: evil wins when you never fight by showing what is right and just. The best weapon to defeat our enemies is to prove that you are right. Shine like a superstar and do not ruin your life because of any negative feeling and emotion. Do not allow yourself to be controlled by that within negativity but let your will controls it: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental MUNICIPALITY OF CLAVERIA NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

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of the same digit.

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In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that LOU DACOBOR FABELA has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in his SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LOU DACOBOR FABELA who was born on MAY 25, 1991 at CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL and whose parents are LORENZO FABELA and MYRNA DACOBOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than AUGUST 6, 2015.

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effects of risks. SM Davao CRS manager Harvey Bansuelo on the other hand discussed the mall’s practices and programs for risk reduction. Meanwhile, Xavier University Engineering Resource Center Founding Director Dexter Lo showed a power point presentation as well as discussed ‘Why disasters happen?’ to an audience at the SM City Cagayan de Oro Atrium. For several years, SM has been very active in disaster risk reduction management. In 2012, SM Prime Holdings Inc. president Mr. Hans T. Sy was invited during the Top Leaders Forum to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Private Sector Advisory Group by Margareta Whalstrom, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Disaster Risk Reduction. DRRM has been a personal advocacy of Mr. Hans. In addition to this, several SM Malls are built to be disaster resilient. The SM Mall of Asia Complex features innovative designs on its seawall and reclamation methodology. Also, the buildings are built above the national building code. SM City Marikina is built on stilts which allows the free-flow of water on its 2 basement parking levels when the water rises in the Marikina River. SM City BF Paranaque and SM City Masinag are built with a holding tanks with enough capacity to reduce the effects of flooding during the typhoon seasons. Also, SM City Muntinlupa is built with a two-way slab system to minimize the effects of earthquakes exceeding a magnitude of 8.0 SM Lanang Premier will be holding the Green Retail Agenda on July 31.

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but rather as a collaboration. “It is a win-win for all businesses since they will learn from each other’s best practices,” Merk, who is also a BPI consultant and an IABC Philippines adviser, said. The following were the awardees – Mega Entrepreneur Jose Alvarez, Darling Foods Corporation (Food Production and Marketing), Ecoverde Homes (Housing and Realty Development), MASS-SPECC Coop Development Center (Cooperatives), N Hotel (Hotel Industry), Thai Me Up (Outstanding Franchisee), Botoy’s Lechon Manok (Outstanding Franchisor), Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (Resort and Entertainment), Gama Foods Corporation (Agro-Industry Leader) and Vjandep (Micro Entrepreneur). Special citations were given to the following: Tieza general manager Mark Lapid (Outstanding Tourism Leadership), DOT 10 director Catalino Chan III (Tourism

Promotion), Apple Tree Resort & Hotel (Tourism Development), RR Family Spring Resort (Outstanding Tourism Destination), jointly the city government of Tangub and the municipal government of Maramag, Bukidnon (Outstanding LGU in Tourism Development), the city government of Ozamiz (Outstanding LGU in Economic Enterprise Development), Mimi Parrel-Pimentel (Outstanding in Fashion Industry), jointly the provincial governments of Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental (Outstanding LGU Healthcare Program), jointly Paglaum Multi-purpose Cooperative and NARCICO of Compostela Valley (Cooperative Development), Holcim (Social Responsibility Program), Johndorf Ventures Corporation (Housing Industry Development), Primavera Residences (Green Condominium), MCDC and Ecoverde Homes (Socialized Housing) and Tesda Misamis Oriental provincial director Leo Velez (Business and Industry Integrator). Sudaria said he can fully relate to entrepreneurs’ process of starting up a business, a company or other organization, because he started his own from being one among them. “Entrepreneurs go through the process of having business plans, acquiring human and other required resources, and are fully responsible for their success or failure. One of the reasons we have the Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards, which is on its fourth year now, is because we are with you -- businessmen and entrepreneurs -- all through these years, and we celebrate in every step you make to success. Let me and BusinessWeek lead you exactly there,” Sudaria said.

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in the House chamber. Right out of a Tom Clancy novel. Additionally, since 9/11, a few members of Congress have been asked to relocate to undisclosed locations for the duration of the speech to form a rump Congress in the event of disaster. In Great Britain, it is the Queen who reads a speech prepared by the Prime Minister. It is called Speech from the Throne. The speech is delivered during the State Opening of Parliament – an occasion marked by pageantry steeped in British culture and tradition. The Opening of Parliament was based on tradition which dates back to the early 14th century. Unlike here in the Philippines, where every single applause is tallied and duly reported by the media, the Queen’s speech is met with dignified silence. Wikipedia reports: “Traditionally, the members of both Houses of Parliament listen to the Queen’s Speech respectfully, neither applauding nor showing dissent towards the

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speech’s contents before it is debated in each House.” For her part, Wikipedia also reports: “The Queen reads the entire speech in a neutral and formal tone, implying neither approval nor disapproval of the proposals of Her Majesty’s Government”. Her Majesty’s Government refers to the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.

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city-run J.R.Borja Memorial Hospital, and Rundy Boy P. Dantes, Jr., born in the government-run Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) here. Five other “100 million babies” were born in Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental, Iligan City in Lanao Del Norte, and the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental, he said. Cabasan said that the babies got the moniker as the “100 million babies” because they figuratively symbolized when the country reached the 100 million, population mark after they were born. He said that the parents and various government line agencies joined and offer “lifetime” gift during the birthday celebration of the 2 babies known as “100 million babies” at the POPCOM regional office here on Monday. Cabasan said that the PhilHealth regional office extended birthday gift - a lifetime PhilHealth membership renewable annually. He said that the 100 million babies are also entitled to free education in public schools until they would finish their college education. The Nutrition Council of the Philippines and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) would also provide a lifetime supply of vitamins and foods to the 100 million babies in Northern Mindanao. “The POPCOM regional office also extends Php 10,000 cash assistance to each of the parents of the 2 “100 million babies” during the birthday celebration here,” Cabasan said. Cabasan said that the national government would monitor the lifetime growth of the 100 million babies because the babies symbolized the country’s struggle against malnutrition and the desire of the government provide education to the country’s youth. (PNA/ RMA/CD/ERCEL MAANDIG)

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“No less than the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., believes that “peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines – National Democratic Front can still be done within the remaining term of office of President Benigno Aquino III,” the statement

said citing a July 20 news report by the state-run Philippine News Agency. Belmonte and other House leaders took time to meet with NDFP leaders in the Netherlands during the hearing of the United Nations International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (Itlos) of the territorial case between the Philippines and China concerning the West Philippine Sea. The bishops echoed Belmonte’s optimism that peace negotiations can still be done during the remainder of Aquino’s term. They said the openness of new Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri to the resumption of the peace talks with the NDFP, as reported in media, has added to the “favorable atmosphere”. “We hope and pray that this declaration is not simply a motherhood statement from one who is newly appointed to a key office because he is expected to say something positive for the people to court their confidence and support. The good general knows too well the need ‘for the peaceful resolution of conflicts and long term peace in our country’ as he has stated,” they added. The statement s aid another positive note for peace was the position of Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria Sison declaring full support to the Philippine government’s move to bring its problem with China over the West Philippine Sea to the UN ITLoS. Sison recently signed the statement of Filipinos in the Netherlands which said: “We, Filipinos and friends of the Filipino people in the Netherlands, stand together in upholding the national sovereignty and territorial integrity of our Motherland, and in defending the Filipino people’s sovereign rights over their exclusive economic zone and extended continental shelf in the West Philippine Sea, now being illegally claimed and encroached upon by China.” Like Malacañang, Sison spurned China’s position for bilateral talks between the two nations, saying such move would be futile given Beijing’s insistence that it has indisputable sovereignty over 90 percent of the South China Sea. However, the statement noted that there has been no feedback from the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process to the feelers sent by the NDFP leaders on their willingness to resume the stalled peace talks soon. “If the primary agency which is OPAPP does not lead, what can the Filipino people expect?” it said. The NDFP called off peace talks with government over the latter’s refusal to release the underground alliance’s “peace consultants” who it said are covered by the GPH-NDFP Agreement

on Security and Immunity Guarantees or JASIG. Since 1986, the government and the NDFP have engaged in intermittent peace negotiations in a bid to resolve Asia’s longestrunning insurgency. The New People’s Army, armed wing of the CPP, has been waging a rural-based armed struggle since 1969. It is most active in Southern Mindanao, Northern Mindanao and Caraga Region. (MindaNews)

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to Cagayan de Oro after the conduct of the City Leaders Project in the 62nd assembly of LCP. The recognition was presented by Ma. Dulce Potenciano, focal EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late RUBEN L. ENERIO, who died on 31st of January 2014, in Batangas City, leaving certain properties more particularly described as follows: I. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 26,008.5 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 22193 (11401C-13) situated at Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-46641. II. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 236.8 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11405 – P situated at Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 022473.” – 0817-0007-03388. III. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 5.805.67 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11410 situated at Loguilo, Misamis Oriental, “ T.D. -0817-0007-03387. IV. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 2,009.4 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11401 situated at Loguilo, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 022471.”T.D. – 0817-0007-03386. V. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 4,081 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11502 situated at Loguilo, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 022428.” T. D. 0817-0007-09956 “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 2,888.52 square meters which is a portion of that land known as accretion lot number H-104301.203.D covered by Tax Declaration No. 020070.” T.D. 002444428. VI. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 2,478.5 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11409-C situated at Loguilo, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 022427.” – 08170007-03372 “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 1,782.7 square meters which is a portion of that land known as accretion Lot No. H-104301-2-D situated at Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 020066.” VII. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 1,349.3 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 11489 situated at Loguila, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 022577.” – 08170007-03784. VIII. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 5,024.5 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 192-GSS 580 situated at Lourdes, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 023700.”T.D. – 0817-0008-05094. IX. “A PARCEL OF LAND consisting of 3,678.83 square meters which is a portion of that land known as Lot No. 189-GSS situated at Lourdes, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental covered by Tax Declaration No. 023699.”T.D. -0817-0008-05093. X. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 46425, Cad 237 (MSI-104301-24-D) situated at Poblacion, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of TWO HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR (264) Square Meters covered by Original Certificate of Title No. 2011000020.” XI. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 10881-A, Psd-10-000526 situated at Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FORTY THREE (443) Square Meters covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-5152.” XII. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 49-E-2, Psd-10-004394 situated at Poblacion, Malaybalay, Bukidnon containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) Square Meters covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-77432.” XIII. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 9384-C, Psd-10-059256

person on education in City Hall, during the flag raising ceremony held on July 27. To note, the Cagayan de Oro was one of the pilot cities chosen by LCP and the Asia Foundation to implement the Senior High School program. In line with this, a summit was conducted by the city in the previous month. Furthermore, Cagayan de Oro was also named as one of the leading cities in the preparation for the Senior High School program with the number of classrooms built and training of teachers conducted with the consent from the Local School Board (LSB). With this, the LSB gives an additional budget that amounts to P318 million through the Special Education Fund (SEF) for the Senior High School program. Moreno explained that the said fund will be used for the additional needs of schools such as laboratory equipment that will be used by the students. (CIO/RTP/PIA10) situated at Sinaloc, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental containing an area of EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY (8,420) Square Meters covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-54665.” XIV. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 2891-E-H, Psd-10-001298 situated at Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City containing an area of SIX HUNDRED TWENTY TWO (622) Square Meters covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-30277.” XV. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11230, Cad-237 situated at Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT (1,928) Square Meters covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-48432.” XVI. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11489-P situated at Sinaloc, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental containing an area of SEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE (7,485) Square Meters covered by Tax Declaration No. 0208591.” XVII. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11489-P situated at Sinaloc, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental containing an area of TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED ONLY (2,700) Square Meters covered by Tax Declaration No. 02-08590.” XVIII. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11180 situated at Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of ONE THOUSAND THREE TWELVE POINT FOUR (1,312.4) Square Meters covered by TCT No. E-7265.” XIX. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11837 situated at Lagtang, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY ONLY (2,460) Square Meters covered by OCT No. E-7246.” XX. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11449-A Loguilo, Alubijid situated at Lagtang, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT POINT 4 (1,728.4) Square Meters covered by OCT No. C-9831.” XXI. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 43493 Lagtang, Alubijid situated at Lagtang, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY SIX POINT 6 (1,756.6) Square Meters covered by OCT No. C-9831.” XXII. “A PARCEL OF LAND known as Lot No. 11343, Alubijid situated at Lagtang, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWELVE POINT SIXTY (1,512.60) Square Meters covered by TCT No. T5127.” XXIII. “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 1, Psd-10-004010, being a portion of Lot H-167519) situated in the barangay of Kiucab, Municipality of Malaybalay, Province of Bukidnon, Island of Mindanao containing an area of FIFTY FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY TWO (55,462) Square Meters, covered by TCT No. T-AT-7879, are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, made and entered into by and between; 1. ZENAIDA S. ENERIO, of legal age, Filipino, widow and a resident of Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; 2. FRANCIS KEITH S. ENERIO, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; 3. RUAIDA S. ENERIO, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; and 4. MICHAEL RUBEN S. ENERIO, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Loguilo, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, the parties hereto are the sole and only heirs of the decedent, they being the surviving spouse (Zenaida S. Enerio) and children of said decedent. Under Notary Public of ATTY. EDGARDO Y. RAAGAS; As per Doc No. 436; Page No. 88; Book No. 44; Series of 2015. MDN: JULY 28, AUGUST 4 & 11, 2015

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Libertad Training Center is underway By Dylin Marie S. Omaña

The municipality of Libertad will soon become a hub for the development and supply of skilled workers particularly in the second district of Misamis Oriental. Through the relentless efforts of the Provincial Governor of Misamis Oriental, Hon. Yevgeny ‘Bambi’ Beja Emano, the construction of LIBERTAD TRAINING CENTER is now underway. The project dubbed as “Libertad Training Cum-Production Center,” is adopting a training-cum production scheme wherein various trainings are conducted to complete the construction of the building that would serve as training center in Libertad. The center is hoped to cater the training needs of the constituents from Libertad, Initao, Gitagum and other nearby municipalities in Misamis Oriental. With the partnership of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the project was conceptualized during the nine (9) years of flourishing and successful stint of Hon. Emano as Congressman of District 2 of the Province of Misamis Oriental. It was only last year that the project was executed through the unmatched dedication and leadership of TESDA Provincial Director Leo Vega Velez and the support of Regional Director Edgar A. Sales. Director Velez left no stone unturned and pushed for its realization amidst meager funds. He firmly believed the adage, “when there’s a will, there’s a way.” Hon. Bambi Emano is very optimistic of the project. During his visit in one of the Graduation Ceremonies, he stressed that the construction of the center is aimed at accelerating the economy of Libertad and the whole Province as well. The center would serve as

…the future CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (CENTEX) in the Construction Sector …the hub for skilled workforce that would supply the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor (CIC) requirements. a major human resource facility for skilled workersa home for carpenters, plumbers, construction painters, masons, welders, and tile setters who wanted to be skilled and certified. “These misamisnons skilled workers will actively take part in mobilizing the economic activity of the Province, thus addressing the perennial issue of unemployment”, he said. The project is implemented in two phases. The first phase ran from November 2014 to April 2015 with the initial investment committed by the Hon. Secretary Joel J. Villanueva, in his visit last October 10, 2014. He committed TWO MILLION PESOS (P2,000,000.00) worth of Training for Work Scholarship Program for various trainings/ qualifications under the Construction and Metals & Engineering sectors such as Carpentry, Masonry,

Welding, Electrical, Masonry, Construction Painting, and Plumbing. The conduct have initially secured and furnished the building with grills, paved the construction of the flag pole, installation of plumbing fixtures, tile flooring, and painted the walls. Consequently, the project has also benefitted 275 trainees and produced 264 graduates with 97% certification rate. Some of these graduates have already been employed either in wage or self. The second phase of the project is underway. Another TWO MILLION PESOS (P2,000,000.00) committed by DG Villanueva and is expected to complete the Training Center before the slated Inauguration and Turnover Ceremony next month. Around 310 beneficiaries will avail free trainings and hopefully get certified in Carpentry NC ll, Construction Painting NC ll, Electrical Installation & Maintenance NC ll, Masonry NC ll Plumbing NC ll, and Tile Setting. No less than the Secretary Joel J. Villanueva will grace the Inauguration slated on August 26, 2015. The Cagayan de Oro Bugo School of Arts & Trade (COBSAT) ably led by Dr. Eulogio P. Sullano is the training arm of the project. Pool of experts in the Construction and Metals The Hon. Governor, Bambi Emano, tete-a tete with the & Engineering sectors were Secretary Joel Villanueva while TESDA Director Leo Velez brought to Libertad for rallied at the back with the LGU officials. the transfer of knowledge

The Hon. Secretary Joel J. Villanueva during his visit in Libertad Training Center together with (seated on the first row, left to right) Hon. Gov. Yevgeny “Bambi” B. Emano, TESDA Regional Director Edgar A. Sales, Hon. Mayor Rolando L. Uy, Jr., and TESDA Provincial Director Leo Vega Velez. Seated at the back are municipal officials of Libertad, Misamis Oriental.

and took the lead in the completion of the building that will soon be developed into a Center of Excellence (CENTEX) in the Construction sector. Programs with higher qualifications will be offered to cater to the new emerging industries, not discounting the opportunities brought about by the K to12 and the ASEAN integration. Likewise, the CENTEX will support the workforce requirement of the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Corridor (CIC) economic development. The Local Government

of Libertad is also indispensable for the realization of the project. Hon. Mayor Leonardo L. Uy, Jr. along with his officials had untiringly overseen the implementation of the project applying the knowledge gained in training center administration during their visits in KorPhil and the Mintal Provincial Training Center in Davao Oriental. On the other hand, worth mentioning is the fervent efforts of Hon. Councilor Meriam Calam,

Chairperson on Committee on Education and Employment who personally looks into the intricate details of day to day operations of the center. She even reached the far-flung barangays of Libertad advocating technical education and enticing the out of school youth to enroll for the trainings available at the center. Kudos to Libertad Training Center. Kudos to the coordinative efforts of the Local Government Units and TESDA. More power Libertad Training Center!

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