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By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, together with DAR-Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang, Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas and his wife, Provincial Governor Sol Matugas led the distribution in Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte last July 14 of certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to 128 hectares to 94 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from the municipalities of Dapa, Del Carmen, Burgos, General Luna, San Isidro, San Benito and Sta. Monica. See full story, page A5

NPAs kill 3 unarmed militiamen in Gingoog By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent with EDMAR C. PABIA Contributor

CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City--Undetermined number of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels harassed the Patrol Base in Barangay Hindangon, an outskirt barangay of Gingoog City, and killed three militiamen at around 8 p.m. on July 19, 2015, a military official said yesterday. The attack happened

after the rebels asked for a 10-day the suspension of military operation five days ago for them to release the soldier they kidnapped when they attacked the people in Barangay Alagatan, Gingoog City on July 11, 2015, said the military. “That’s the reason why we cannot trust these criminals,” said by Major General Oscar T Lactao, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. See unarmed, page A8

14 landed in hospital due to food poisoning

SULTAN Kudarat, Maguindanao--Fourteen victims of suspected food poisoning here were brought to a hospital Sunday afternoon after complaining of stomach and abdominal pains and dizziness. The victims were having a family outing at a beach and were reported to have eaten smoked-grilled fish and macaroni salad for lunch. They were all rushed to Cotabato Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Bulalo

of this town. Alice Upi, one of the victims, said that a few minutes after eating grilled fish and salad they complained of stomach and abdominal pains and dizziness. Some of them later vomited and had loose bowel movement. Upi said they had just gone back swimming at the time. Shukra Adam, mother of five of the victims See food, page A8

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Lumads took shower through the water provided by the Davao City’s Auxiliary of Fire. At right, the lumads rest inside the shanties at the UCCP Haran on July 15, 2015. Photos supplied

The national fact-finding mission: Failed dialogue and unraveling the truth By RINA TIONGSON

THERE are more or less 700 Lumads coming from San Fernando, Bukidnon, Talaingod, Davao del Norte and Kapalong Davao del Norte are kept in UCCP Haran at Fr. Selga St. Davao City. Lumads desire to go

home During the dialogue with Congresswoman Nancy Catamco last Wednesday, July 15, 2015, they were asked who wants to go home at that very moment and everybody have raised their hands and were very happy of the declaration. Some even have thanked the Con-

gresswoman and personally talked to her that it is what they really wanted. “Sa ilang pagtaas ug kamot sa akong pangutana, buot pasabot lang na kaning mga tawhana ni gusto na jud kayo mouli, ug makita pud nimo sa ilang mga nawong kung unsa sila kalipay na giingnan sila na makauli na sila,” Catamco

said during an interview. These Lumads in Haran are in that place for a couple of months now. Most of them are really very worried of the status of their farms and of their family members who are left in the provinces. They confirmed that they really want to go

YOUNG actor Dingdong Dantes joined forces with Interior a​ nd Local ​Government​Secretary Mar Roxas in behalf of National Youth Commission in formalizing the participation of the youth sector in the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (PDRRM) activities of local

government units (LGUs). This fabulous development followed Sec. Mar Roxas’ recognition of the role of the youth in molding a resilient community against disasters and calamities. “Kabahagi na natin ang kabataan sa ating

responds better,” Gem said, although she noted her daughter has been behaving differently after the incident. “The frightening part was that the NPAs were hiding beneath the bamboo floor [of the house] where we were. If the soldier in the CVO (Civilian Volunteer Organization) outpost fired back I’m sure we all would have been dead. The soldier just shouted to let the civilians get out of the house in exchange for his surrender to save us,” another woman

said. Residents pointed out that 15 people, including five children and two pregnant women, were in the balcony of the house in front of the CVO outpost, either playing cards or just watching the game when the incident happened. “We were all trapped and we did not have time to run away from the house as we all just dropped on the floor when the firefight started. We then slowly crawled

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Mar Roxas, Dingdong Dantes unite against calamities and disasters

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NPA raid in Gingoog leaves women, kids shocked AL AGATAN, Gingo og City--The attack by the New People’s Army (NPA) on soldiers of the 58th Infantry Battalion here Saturday afternoon has left several women and children traumatized. “My f o u r- y e a r o l d daughter kept on saying ‘God help us, please God help us’ while crying,” Gem, who asked that her full identify be withheld, recalled. “As the gunfight ensued, we thought we were going to die as we crawled on the

bamboo floor. I held on tight to my two children and just prayed for our lives with our neighbors who were with us,” she said. She added she was still experiencing fear and had difficulty getting sleep at night. “I can’t sleep properly; whenever the dogs bark we get out of bed in fear.” “My daughter was in a state of shock after the incident; she can’t talk and would just cry. We just tried to keep on talking to her and thank God she now

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DTI to surpass establishment of 100 Go Negosyo Centers By Kris M. Crismundo

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will surpass its target of establishing 100 Negosyo Centers nationwide by end of 2015. DTI said on Monday that it will open a total of 146 Negosyo Centers this year. Of the number, 54 Go Negosyo Centers were launched since the start of 2015. For the remaining days of July, the DTI will further launch 26 more Go Negosyo Centres. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTERESTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late LINO FALLER CORNISTA, who died intestate and without leaving a will on December 22, 2008 at Cagayan de Oro City. That at the time of death of the above decedent, he was a member of the Zone 3, BUGO HOMEOWNERS ORGANIZATION, INC., a NonStock, Non Profit Organization, duly registered with the Home Insurance Guaranty, with postal address at Zone 3, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, and as member, the decedent is the awardee of the herein described parcel of land as follows; Lot No. 11, Block 3, Psd-104305-019052; Being a portion of: Lot 1, Pcs-10-000647; Land Use: Residential; Location: Barangay, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City; Area: ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) Square Meters, more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-203541 in the name of ZONE 3, BUGO HOMEOWNERS ORGANIZATION, INC., is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTERESTS, made and executed by and among the HEIRS OF LINO FALLER CORNISTA namely: JOSEEXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WENDELL B. FELICIANO WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased WENDELL B. FELICIANO, who died on September 1, 2008 at Malaybalay City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land, and more particularly described as follows; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION Plan Fp-7250, Lot 80-D, Portion: Lot 80-D, Plan Fp-7250; As surveyed for: Rondell Feliciano; Land Use: Residential; Location: Malaybalay City; Area: SEVENTY EIGHT (78) sq.m., more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WENDELL B. FELICIANO WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed by and among; 1. DARELL M. FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City, and the surviving son of the deceased; 2. ROWELL M. FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City, and the surviving son of the deceased; 3. MARIDELL M.


In 2014, five Negosyo Centers have been operational. To date, the government has established 59 Negosyo Centers: 31 are located in Luzon, 12 in Visayas, and 16 in Mindanao which are based in local government units (LGUs) and DTI regional and provincial offices. 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

FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City, and the surviving daughter of the deceased; 4. PERNELL B. FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City, and the surviving son of the deceased; the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate and the sole/ compulsory/surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00) Philippine Currency, is hereby acknowledged, the VENDOR, HEIRS OF WENDELL B. FELICIANO represented by PERNELL B. FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City per Special Power of Attorney and notarized as Doc No., Page No., Book No., Series of 2015 of the notarial registry of Atty. Mario T. Juni, DOES HEREBY SELL, TRANSFER AND CONVEY unto the VENDEE/CO-HEIR, ROWELL M. FELICIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bantao St., Malaybalay City. Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI, as per Doc. No. 428; Page No. 86; Book No. 187; Series of 2015. MDN: JULY 7, 14 & 21, 2015

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Negosyo Centers are part of the Republic Act No. 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act signed into law by President Benigno S. Aquino III in July 2014 to facilitate faster registration of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in order to encourage more Filipinos to establish businesses. The functions of these centers involve business registration assistance, business advisory services, business information and advocacy and monitoring and evaluation of business processes for MSMEs. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ANDRES MARCOS DELA CRUZ, consisting of a certain parcel of land (Lot 2 of the consolidationsubdivision plan (LRC) Pcs-18587, being a portion of the consolidation of Lot 1, H-135151 & Lot 1, H-500906 LRC Record NO. H. Pat.), situated in the Barrio of Ampayon, Butuan City, registered in the name of Gracia Alviola married to Marcos dela Cruz, under Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-10986 Book LV, Registry of Deeds of Butuan City, containing an area of 16,000 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a SUPPLEMENT TO THE DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ANDRES MARCOS DELA CRUZ signed by Gracia Alviola Vda. De Dela Cruz, For herself and in behalf of Luz Alviola Dela Cruz Donnely and Alberta Dela Cruz Manguerra in her capacity as Attorney-in-fact, heir; Nemesio A. Dela Cruz, heir; and Belen Alviola Dela Cruz-Galdo, For themselves and jointly as Attorney-inFact of Maria Alviola Dela Cruz-Villalba, Daniel Alviola Dela Cruz, and Noel Alviola Dela Cruz, heir, per Doc. No. 265; Page No. 53; Book No. CCCLII; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Teodoro A. Emboy, Notary Public at the City of Butuan. MDN: July 7, 14 & 21, 2015

This aims to increase local job creation, production and trade in the country. The law has mandated DTI to facilitate the establishment of Negosyo Centers in the country. ?Based on the numbers, we are on track in our goal of making sure that Negosyo Centers are set up in the areas where they matter the most, where they are felt the most. This is DTI?s commitment for the continued growth of our MSMEs,? DTI Regional Operations Group Undersecretary Zenaida C. Maglaya said. Earlier, DTI Secretary Gregor y L. Domingo said the depar tment has earmarked Php92.7 million for the establishment of Negosyo Centers. The government eyes some 1,200 Negosyo Centers in a span of five to seven years. (PNA)

Cebu City’s 3rd rank in competitiveness to attract investments,tourism Trader A Cebu trade leader said Cebu City’s improved performance in this year?s competitiveness ranking by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) will attract investors and more tourists. Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Teresa Chan said being named third most competitive city among 142 highly urbanized city means a lot. Cebu City only ranked 7th last year. We are happy. Ranking matters. That will generate business for Cebu and attract investors and tourists

Shell, Phoenix cut prices of gas by 20c/ltr and diesel by 50c/ltr By Juzel L. Danganan Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation (PSPC) and Phoenix Petroleum Philippines said on Monday it will cut prices of gas products by 20 centavos per liter and diesel by 50 centavos per liter on Tuesday. In an advisory, Shell said it will implement the reduction at 12:01 a.m., while Phoenix will apply the changes at 6 a.m.

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 MARY GRACE C. JABIEN has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARY GRACE CUIZON JABIEN who was born on June 26, 1994 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are RUDITHO DE LA CERNA JABIEN and REMEDIOS GAHIT CUIZON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: July 14 & 21, 2015

locally and internationally, she said. But Chan said it is now a challenge for Cebu City to sustain its good ranking or even perform better. Chan said the business community will be continuously working together with the Cebu City government to make the city more sustainable. Chan said the city should know the reasons why it came in third and what are aspects that need to be improved so these would be addressed. I believe we can still do better, she said. (PNA)

According to the Department of Energy's (DOE's) oil monitor, diesel is selling from PhP26.40-26.95/ liter, while mostly offered at PhP27.50/liter since last week. Gasoline, on the other hand, plays between PhP40.00 and PhP46.15 per liter. Most service stations sell it at PhP 44.65/liter. Shell will also rollback kerosene prices by 20 centavos per liter, the DOE said. Phoenix explained the decrease was caused by the continued softening of oil prices in the global market. Last week, Saudi Arabia reported its crude oil exports fell to its lowest level last month -- from 7.737 million barrels per day in April -- to 6.935 million barrels per day. Demand plunged, while production reached over 10 million barrels per day, as Saudi turned into one of the globe's largest refining centers. (PNA)



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By BONG D. FABE Contributing Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The youth are so-called “rough diamonds” just “waiting to be discovered” and polished to reveal their full value to nation-building. This was the message of both Mayor Oscar “Oca” S. Moreno and Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) pioneer and chairman emeritus Charlito “Kaloy” Z. Manlupig during the launching of the Leadership Communities (LeadCom 2015) at the Balay Mindanaw Peace Center recently. LeadCom, a program of Ayala Foundation that is being implemented in partnership with BMFI, JCI Kagayhaan Gold, Ayala Young Leaders Alumni Association – Region 10, Ayala Business Club - Cagayan de Oro, and the Local Government Unit of Cagayan de Oro, aims

BMFI pioneer and chairman emeritus Kaloy Manlupig shares his experiences learning precious gems under a formator whom he recently met in the US after 40 years. Also in photo are Mayor Oca Moreno, who leads barangay chairpersons in the signing of the ‘Commitment Tarp’ during the launching of the LeadCom 2015, and Archimedes Velasco, location lead for Mindanao for the Ayala Foundation, Inc., who narrates the impact of the LeadCom program to the communities. Mindanao Daily News photo by Bong D. Fabe

to empower the youth to ties through projects they get involved in addressing themselves will propose, pressing needs and issues plan, and implement. “The youth is a potent in their own communi-

human resource with the capacity to convey learning and become catalysts of change; they have important

views about issues that both confront and represent them and other sectors. Since the youth do not have much vested personal interests that are observed in the position and assertion of adults, their ideas and views are nearer to the truth and need of people,” said Romcy Madronio, program lead of LeadCom. Thus, they need guidance and training, which LeadCom is providing. “We are all talents waiting to be discovered…Sooner or later, moabot kanang tawo o institusyon o grupo nga maoy makadiskubre kanato (that person or institution or group who will discover us will come),” Manlupig said, as he narrated that he, too, underwent mentorship or formation when he was a youth and that the principles that was inculcated into him by his formator help make Balay Mindanaw what it is today. “In a sense, kining Balay

Mindanaw produkto siya sa usa ka (Balay Mindanaw is a product of a) youth formation program…Daghan sa akong gidala nga mga prinsipyo nga ako usab napaambit sa Balay Midnanaw gikan kaniya, akong mentor (Many of the principles that I am able to share with Balay Mindanaw came from him, my mentor),” he shared. LeadCom, however, “will not make you a perfect individual,” Moreno said. But the program “gives [the youth] a better idea what it takes to serve.” Moreno also stressed that while the modern world of the youth of today is very different from the times when he was still a young man, but “the fundamentals remain the same.” “Ang inyong gaagian karon (What you are going through now) make you what you will be in the future. To put it differently: unsay inyong paingan See youth, page A11

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Physical Attraction Demystified We’ve all felt the rush— our hearts race, our hands get clammy, we can barely speak…all because someone we are really attracted to, comes over to talk to us. Some call this love at first sight, others call it infatuation, while the more religiously inclined call it lust. Regardless of the term we use for it, the fact remains that physical attraction is a fact of life. It is fuels the multi-billion dollar music and cosmetics industry. But physical attraction, that spontaneous combustion of hormones is primarily a function of biology, not the more enduring emotion of love. Albeit some form of physical attraction is necessary in perpetuating the pair-bonding we call relationships and marriage, because sex is a fundamental ingredient for these. Sex would be utterly droll and tedious without physical attraction and would put the perpetuation of our species in jeopardy. But what causes us to be physically attracted to

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someone? Several factors come into play. First is the role of pheromones. Pheromones are chemical substances we release that affect the behavior of others and plays a significant role in physical attraction. For instance, most of us are attracted to potential males whose immune system is different from us biochemically. This ensures that our offspring will stand the greatest chances of survival because they now have a more thorough arsenal with which to ward off infection and illness. Pheromones also signal sexual availability. During ovulation, females send out a hormone called coplulin that attracts men. Researchers then postulate than when men gets a whiff of copulins their testorone levels rise and subsequently release another hormone called androstenone that repels women who aren’t ovulating. Facial symmetry is another factor that perpetuates physical attraction.

We are attracted to people whose facial structure is symmetrical hence society typically heralds them as beautiful. This almost global definition of what is beautiful is imbedded in the fundamental biological cues that we get when someone’s face is symmetrical—that of health. Symmetry signals health and therefore enhances a person’s sexual appeal. Another factor for physical attraction, a woman’s waist-to-hip ratio and a man’s shoulder breadth both signal optimal biological fertility and thereby

increase the likelihood of siring offspring. Even make-up mimics the biological state of arousal—flushed cheeks, wide eyes, red lips: they are all biological indicators of sexual availability from a primal level. In the end, man is a glorified animal. We are bound by hormones and instincts and there is nothing mind-boggling about the science of physical attraction. What boggles the mind is our almost magical experience of it and how we transcend our primal instincts to make marriage, and therefore society stable and viable. Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human resources management, community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-7001996 or email her at jambie.

in the public elementary education curriculum. This program has earned for both the BSP and the DepEd recognition by Child and Youth Finance International, an Amsterdam-based NGO, for having the Best Child and Youth Finance Education Program. The BSP has even gone further through its Economic and Financial Literacy Program (EFLP) which has been conducted since 2000. The BSP outreach is being done not only nationwide but even around the globe where there are big concentrations of Overseas Filipinos. The EFLP caravans feature, among others, seminars and expos which cover the following subjects: basics of saving, money management, appreciating different financial risks, personal finance, and planning for retirement. Recently, the BSP formally launched Wealth Watch Book – a collaborative work of BSPers from the BSP Financial Consumer Protection Department (FCPD). The book takes financial literacy one step higher. Tetangco said: “The book is not for those who have no access to financial products and services but it is for those who have a little bit more than others, perhaps significantly more but who may need to be just as watch-

ful. “It is about stewardship of what you have. It is about preparing for unexpected events. It is about growth and growing what you have so you can have more.” Consumer Protection Growing one’s finances involve both risks and opportunities. To temper the risks, the Bangko Sentral has institutionalized a framework - the Financial Consumer Protection Framework or FCP. FCP aims to make consumer protection an integral component of banking supervision in the Philippines. Tetangco explained that through ECP, the Bangko Sentral hopes to ensure that financial institutions under its supervision “develop a culture of fair and responsible dealings, while continually protecting the welfare of financial consumers”. And all these are based on the fundamental tenets of “consumer empowerment, market conduct and collective responsibility”. Summing up, Tetangco said: “We are developing a more inclusive financial system to produce sustained economic expansion that supports inclusive growth.” Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.

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In last week’s article, we dwelt on improving access to Account Executives financial services as the first --------------------------------------------------------------------------EDITORIAL of three complementary steps towards financial inclusion. ALLAN M. MEDIANTE In this concluding article, Editor-in-Chief allow me to describe the ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ other steps which complete Managing Editor Executive Editor the cycle: namely, financial literacy and consumer proCHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING Associate Editor Contributing Editor tection. Financial Literacy MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Bangko Sentral Governor Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. , in his article which appeared GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit Motoring Editor Photo Journalist in the March 2015 issue of Rotary Magazine, explains felix santillan ROEL CATOTO the rationale: EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao “At the second level/step Layout Artists of the ladder, we want to PAT SAMONTE irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN encourage savers to migrate Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga and become investors. “To us, saving is much JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG more than income minus Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao expenses. Regional Editors-Northmin “It is a discipline and a AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA process central to which is Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant financial education so that individuals can safekeep ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE their principal while buildCELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 ing a capacity to set aside a CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY portion for risk taking and Legal Counsel financial gains.” --------------------------------------------------------------Tetangco adds: bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 “It is this shift in risk RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 awareness that allows savMISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 ers to make well-informed GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 decisions and become retail VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 investors.” KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON Tetangco’s message to MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 grow our savings through tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 wise investments may have a bobby mag usara-tangub city similar ring to the biblical OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 injunction as illustrated by ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 Marketing and Sales Manager

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Speaking Out

Ignacio Bunye the Parable of the Talents. It is not enough to just play it safe like the third servant in the parable. It is important that we nurture and grow our resources just like the first and second servants did. We all know what happened. The third servant who simply buried his talent was punished for being lazy. The first and second servants, on the other hand, were amply rewarded for being good stewards. So how does the Bangko Sentral go about spreading its gospel of financial literacy. To target the young, the BSP has partnered with the Department of Education in a joint effort to cultivate among grade schoolers the correct financial habits. Now, lessons on spending wisely, saving, the benefits of opening a bank account, financial management and entrepreneurship are incorporated

Daily Inspiration “Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” Isaiah 58:10

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hand closed and tight fisted, God isn’t able to work through it. When we open our hands to work with others and extend opportunities, your light will shine bright. Is there someone in your life that you can lend a listening It feels good to help someone in need. ear or a helping hand of empowerIn a sense, God works through our ment? Your light will be pleasing to hands to help others. If we keep our God as it glorifies Him.

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DAR chief gives land titles, farm equipment to ARBs By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City -- Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes, together with DARCaraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang, Surigao del Norte 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas and his wife, Provincial Governor Sol Matugas led the distribution in Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte last July 14 of certificate of land ownership awards (CLOAs) to 128 hectares to 94 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from the municipalities of Dapa, Del Carmen, Burgos, General Luna, San Isidro, San Benito and Sta. Monica. In a press release, DARCaraga Information Officer Joie Ceballos said the officials also turned over a processing center and four units of farm facilities to the farmers. In his message, Secretary delos Reyes emphasized that aside from land distribution, the government through his department was keen in providing the ARBs various support services.

Under DAR’s Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) program, the two rice reapers and two floating tillers all amounting to P549,000 are expected to help 587 farmers in Del Carmen town for their mechanized palay and sweet potato production and marketing project. Benito Comon, chairman of the recipient farm-

MAKING GOVERNMENT PRESENCE FELT BY FARMERS IN FAR-FLUNG AREAS. Department of Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes (7th from left) and to his right, DAR-Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang, Rep. Francisco Matugas (8th from right) and his wife, Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas pose with agrarian reform beneficiaries who display their land titles in land distribution and delivery of support services ceremonies in Sta. Monica, Surigao del Norte. The presence of the top officials delivered the message that government gives priority to addressing the farmers’ needs. photo by joie ceballos

ers’ organization, could not wait to use the facilities for the farmers’ activities. “This will truly help simplify our job, minimize

our expense, and increase our income,” he said. Te s s i e Vi r t u d a z o , chairperson of the Garcia Farmers and Fisherfolks

Credit Cooperative (GAFFARCRECO) in Barangay Garcia, Sta. Monica, shed tears when she received the documents for their

Tumeric Processing Center “The events just came too fast, but thank you. It’s a dream come true,” she said.

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Duterte orders all food vendors to undergo food handling seminar He said that as a mayor, it is his job to help people and not to push them to the edge. Duterte said the police on its investigation could hardly

zero in on individuals with criminal intent in preparing the candies that poisoned several people in Caraga area, from food preparation

to food handling. “All food vendors in the city must attend a seminar. We need to sacrifice a day for that,” he said. Duterte said the seminar area might be in the city hall or he has to look for a comfortable venue. He said food handlers must wash their hands after they touch themselves like wiping their nose or perspiration. Duterte underscored that

Another milestone in the history of the municipality of Kaplaong will mark as it celebrates its 67th founding anniversary as a distinct town on August 1, 2015. Then Philippine President Elpidio R. Quirino signed on August 1, 1948 Executive Order No. 151 declaring Kapalong as a distinct municipality. To make the festivity more exciting and fun filled, the celebration’s steering committee headed by Mayor Edgardo L.

Timbol has earlier lined up two-weeklong activities. Starting on July 20 is the Inter-barangay basketball tournament for men and volleyball for women as a kick off event, while other game tournaments such as football invitational games, Inter barangay volleyball for PRO-GLAD, billiard, dart taekwondo, sepak takraw for elementary and high school and veterans, trisikad padyak race, inter-basketball for elementary, drum and lyre

competition will have its different schedule in the 2- week round celebration. The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will have its PESLA and career guidance for graduating students on July 27 while the Municipal Health Office will have its Blood Letting Activity on the 28th. The Health Office will also celebrate its health day and blood donors’ day to give recognition to individuals and families who contributed

By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has ordered all food vendors to undergo a seminar on proper food preparation, packing and handling to ensure that their products are safe for public consumption.

the germs from the toilet are a plenty which requires everyone to wash their hands after using. “I cannot charge anybody until such time that I can gather clear evidence,” he said. Duterte said all the vendors will be trained by the City Health Office, Food and Drugs Administration, Department of Trade and Industry. The seminar will cover

much in the blood sufficiency program of the local government. A tribal ritual will also be performed by the Kapalong Tribal Council at the town square’s mini theater as part of the LGU’s effort of preserving the municipality’s cultural heritage apart from staging the Hugyaw sa Kagabhion cultural night presentation among sectors in town and the Search for Miss Teen Kapalong. On August 1, which is the anniversary day, a grand paradewill beparticipated in by different sectoral groups in town which will be highlighted with a program with Congressman Anthony Rafael G. del Rosario as the Guest Speaker. The most awaited fireworks display and rave party is expected to be showcased as the celebration’s concluding activity in the evening. (cj-MIOKapalong)

basic standard on hygiene and sanitation. The Food and Drug Administration laboratory report showed staphylococcus bacteria present and matched in the symptoms manifested by patients in Cagaoit, Surigao del Sur a vomiting and stomach ache. The bacteria could cause food poisoning. He said the local government will also check the cleanliness in the areas for

food preparation. “It is a role to be played by the Davao City Health, FDA, tudluan ang tawo ug tanang namaligya, libot suroy, magkuha gyud ug ID,” (Teach the public, all sellers, the ambulant vendors that they should get an ID) Duterte said. He said the seminar will be free, with free food and accommodation. (PIA 11Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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whose representatives received the machines on Monday. One shredder machine will also be turned over to the Municipal Eco-Park for massive production of organic fertilizers through vermicomposting. She said the local government acquired the machines through the Bottoms-Up Budgeting of the national government’s Department of Agriculture She added the shredder machine will be used to pulverize biodegradable materials like rice stalks and hulls to become organic fertilizers. The brewer will be fermenting 60 liters of water added with one kilo of vermicast for 72 hours to be sprayed to rice farms and other agricultural areas also as fertilizer. Carampatana said that the distribution of farm machineries is only part of the various distributed farm equipment here in this municipality since it also recently acquired two farm tractors, a number of threshers, and an Organic Trading Post, among others. (MIO-Magsaysay/Anthony S. Allada)

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Globe cited by int’l certification body for its business continuity efforts Becomes first PHL telco with enterprise-wide ISO certification With strategic initiatives to strengthen its readiness in addressing disruptions to its service through business continuity programs well in place, Globe Telecom recently became the first telco in the Philippines to be re-certified in Business Continuity on an enterprise-wide scale. Globe received from the British Standard Institute (BSI) an

ISO 22301: 2012 or the Business Continuity Management System which recognizes anew its robust implementation of best practices on business resiliency, as well as to its management system for enabling clients and stakeholders to understand and prioritize the threats to business using the international standard for business continuity, ensuring that the

company is equipped to survive in the event of a major incident or disaster. “We at Globe underscore the utmost importance of business continuity in our operations, fully aware that our service will be most needed during the occurrence of natural or man-made disruptions. As such, it is an honor to receive an ISO re-certification for our ongoing efforts

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on business continuity which attests to our preparedness and readiness to meet any form of calamity,” said Globe Chief Financial Officer Albert de Larrazabal, who also oversees business continuity programs for the company. Key to the re-certification of Globe Telecom is its maturity in the fourth year of implementation of the management system. “Most companies certified to BCM standard especially in other countries only have their main office and a recovery site that are certified. In the case of Globe Telecom, the company has multiple sites all over the country that are certified, which serves as a distinct advantage of the company,” attested BSI Client Manager Beverly Bautista. The BSI conferred to Globe the re-certification due to its ability to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system. The latter requires operating the system through establishing business

impact analysis and risk assessment, business continuity strategies, procedures, exercising and testing the business continuity plans, monitoring, measuring and evaluating performance, and improving the system. Recently, Globe has outlined its plans and initiatives in addressing the effects of a major earthquake hitting Metro Manila, or what is called as “The Big One.” It is also working closely with government institutions such as the Metro Manila Development Authority in proactively preparing its organization in the eventuality of the major temblor affecting the country’s capital. As a company which places a premium and commitment on business continuity, Globe has earned various ISO accreditations over the years such as ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management System, ISO 27001:2005 for Information Security Management System which strengthen its Data Centers’ assurance to customers in fulfilling service requirements.

Meanwhile, the flagship MK2 Data Center is likewise distinguished with the ISO 200001:2011 certification for IT Service Management System, assuring customers that all of the company’s policies, processes and procedures are compliant to requirements of ISO 20000, the standard for an IT Service Management System, in which the company completed its bid in early 2013. The world’s first standard organization, the BSI is a founding member of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and holds a permanent seat on the Council of both ISO and European Committee for Standardization. It is the National Standards Body for the UK. The ISO on the other hand serves as a strategic tool and guideline to help companies tackle some of the most demanding challenges of modern business. Among other important aspects, it also ensures that business operations are as efficient as possible.

Magic Man John Lloyd surprises lucky free throw winners Jack ‘n Jill Magic Crackers continues to bring surprising possibilities to Filipinos nationwide through its Magic Moments Funfair. On its second leg in Barangay 24 in Cagayan de Oro City, the fair showcased games galore along with a wave of raffle prizes and Magic Cracker products. The residents of the barangay enjoyed an array of Magic game booths such as Spill the Magic Coating, Go Fish Magic Juniors, Magic Tic-Tac Chips and Magic Wheel of Creams. Highlight of this Magic Fun Fair was a free throw challenge for Nanay at Tatay, which started with four moms and four dads trying to outscore each other. It whittled down to two of the highest scorers, Maricel Visaya and Alexander Rivera. However, before they were declared as the final winners, both were asked to wait for their final challenge. Maricel and Alexander were shocked to see Magic’s celebrity

ambassador John Lloyd Cruz approach them with a Magic Pang-kabuhayan package surprise for each of them worth P25,000. The Magic Fun Fair is a bigger Magic Moments event that is out to give more surprises to Magic consumers with help from long-time endorser John Lloyd Cruz. The carnival-inspired event is set to visit different cities nationwide to bring fun games and loads of Magic goodies. More Magic moments await as we bring delight around the country with the Magic Fun Fair.

Barangay 24, Cagayan de Oro resident Maricel Visaya impresses John Lloyd Cruz with her dribbling skills during Magic Fun Fair’s free throw challenge.

Barangay 24 in Cagayan de Oro gets the surprise of a lifetime as John Lloyd Cruz made a special appearance to award free throw challenge winners Maricel and Alexander.

Magic Crackers through its long-time endorser John Lloyd Cruz awards each top scorers of the free throw challenge, Maricel Visaya and Alexander Rivera, with a Magic Pangkabuhayan Showcase worth P25,000.

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The Southwest monsoon or “Habagat” is still expected to bring occasional light to moderate rains over Ilocos region, Batanes, Calayan and Babuyan group of islands. With this development, this is the final advisory. However, fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon and western seaboard of Central Luzon while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves.

300mw coal-fired power plant to break ground in Ozamiz City source : pagasa

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be implemented a day after. Investment for the project could not be ascertained as of the presstime but a coal-fired power plant usually costs US$1 million per megawatt. Avesco has created the Ozamiz Power Generation, Inc. for the purpose. It is currently a leading distributor of industrial, electrical, electronics and communications products in the country. This is their first power plant venture. Mr. Parojinog said that Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla has told him over the phone that President Aquino has expressed his intention to attend the groundbreaking ceremony. Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog Sr.

Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog Sr. reported that the plant to be undertaken by electronics retail giant Avesco will be put up in Barangay Pulot, this city. When rumors of a coalfired power plant construction started swirling in late 2014, local environmentalists immediately galvanized the residents in Pulot and surrounding villages to express their opposition on the new venture. But Mr. Parojinog said

that he has successfully convinced the people to throw their support behind the coal-fired power plant’s construction since it will create jobs within the city and the province of Misamis Occidental and it will help contribute to the whole electricity grid of Mindanao. For n ow, Nor t h e r n Mindanao is contributing 1,172.60MW to the grid with the Agus hydro plant in Iligan City, Steag

State Power’s coal-fired plant in Misamis Oriental, a power barge in Butuan City, NMPC 1 and 2 in Iligan City, Agusan Hydro in Bukidnon, Bubunawan Hydro in Bukidnon, a solar plant in Cagayan de Oro and another plant from Minergy in Cagayan de Oro. Southern Mindanao contributes 360MW, Western Mindanao 100MW and Central Mindanao 265MW. The Ozamiz City coalfired power plant will be developed in two phases the first involving two units with 100MW capacity each and the second phase covering a single 100MW unit. The first phase is targeted for completion in 2017 while the second phase will


LGUs sa oras ng kalamidad,” says Mar in the recent signing ceremony that happened at Philippine School of Business Administration in Quezon City. In a joint memorandum signed by DILG and NYC, Dingdong fully supports Sec. Mar’s initiative in uniting provincial governors, city and municipal mayors,

and barangay leaders to institutionalize the participation of the youth in calamity preparedness and disaster mitigation. Dingdong said that he, as appointed Commissioner of NYC, is glad that Sec. Mar recognizes them as part of the disaster preparedness activities in the local level. “Ang kalamidad ay isa

sa mga issues na majority ng ating kababayan ang naaapektuhan. Sa aming ninanais na makatulong, natutuwa kami dahil nakita ng DILG ang importansya ng kabataan sa paghahanda,” says the Kapuso hunk actor. The LGUs are also expected to engage Dingdong’s groupas a legitimate member of the Local Disaster

Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) in their respective communities. NYC will represent the civil society organization in the LDRRMC to help the LGUs in disaster preparedness and other postdisaster activities including counseling of victims of tragedies.

National and local consultations conducted by Dingdong’s youth group revealed that prior to the signing of the MOA, the youth sector has already been participating in numerous activities related to disaster risk reduction management​, including search and rescue efforts and relief operations​, among many others.


northeast after 40 minutes exchanged of gunfires. Lt. Col. Jose Eriel M. Niembra, commanding officer of the 58th Infantry Battalion, immediately ordered the troops to stay alert and conduct perimeter patrol and immediately notified the local police about the situation. Niembra also alerted all nearby patrol bases, including some of his operating troops to conduct blocking and pursuit operation on the fleeing rebels. “Together with the PNP, we shall continue our rescue operation in the area, especially now that we are getting timely and relevant information about the location of the NPA captors,” said Lactao, adding, “we shall give justice to our soldiers who were brutally killed by the NPA bandits and will not let these criminals roam around and threaten the peace-loving people in this side of the Country.” Murder, Multiple-frustrated homicide, frustrated murder, damage to properties, and kidnapping are the

criminal cases, these NPA rebels are facing when they attacked the people in Barangay Alagatan and murder cases when they massacred the three militiamen, said the military. Mayor Marie Guingona, in a statement, strongly condemned the latest attack by the NPA rebels in Gingoog City. “The people are fed up with continued harassment by the NPA. Every time there are development projects for the people, they harass the people,” said Guingona. “The NPA rebels said they are for the people, but they are in fact indiscriminately attacking innocent civilians and wrecking havoc in the land to thwart any development which benefits the people,” she lamented.

“I’m not sure whether it was the grilled fish or macaroni that caused the stomach pain and loose bowel movement,” Adam said in Filipino. Laboratory tests done on Sunday night showed the victims had amoebiasis based on their stool samples. Dr. Halima Mokamad Romancap, Cotabato Sanitarium attending physician said the victims came around 3pm Sunday. “We are trying to stabilize their condition. We need to rehydrate them,” Romancap said. She said the patients told her all of them ate the same food – the grilled fish and macaroni. She, however, said no samples of the food were available as the victims immediately threw it away after suspecting that it was the cause of the poisoning. “But since they all ate the same food, we can only surmise that was the culprit,” Romancap said. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)

By MARK D. FRANCISCO, Staff member


ZAMIZ City––A new 300MW coal-fired power plant will break ground in this city by the end of August this year.

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paghahanda para sa mga kalamidad dahil hindi natin alam kung ano ang hamon mula sa kalikasan. Ang importante ay pormal na nating katuwang ang mga kabataan, sa pangunguna ng National Youth Commission, sa paghahanda ng mga

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The military identified the fatalities as Fernando Abao, 31, married with one child; his elder brother, Perry, 44, with two kids; and their neighbor Alfredo Sarno, 63, with nine kids. The younger Abao was hit in the leg and was able to call for help early in the attack, but he could not be saved because rescuers were prevented from saving him by the rebels who pounded the rescuers with heavy gunfire. According to the military, the fatalities were on off-duty status, wearing civilian clothes, and unarmed. Civilians in the area saw the NPAs flagged down the three militiamen, on board their XRM motorcycle, and massacred them along the way, the military said. Lactao asked: “How can the government consider their demands if they keep on showing insincerity on their actions.” The military said the NPA rebels fled toward the

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confined at the hospital, said her youngest child, a three-year-old, also suffered Sunday night aside from vomiting, stomach pain and loose bowel movement.

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Watsons wins at Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2015

Manila, July 16, 2015 -- WATSONS, the leading health & beauty chain in the country, was recently recognized for its efforts in promoting generic medicine at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) by Enterprise Asia. The A.S. Watson Group’s campaign “Watsons Generics: Improving Lives of the Filipinos One Pill at a Time” was the only recipient from the Philippines in the Health Promotion Category of the AREA awards held June 19, 2015 at Banyan Tree Hotel in Macau. Often dubbed the “Nobel Prize for Sustainability,” the AREA honors Asian businesses that champion sustainable and responsible business practices, demonstrate companies’ leadership, sincerity and ongoing commitment in incorporating responsible and ethical values, compliance, respect for people and individuals, involvement in communities and protection of the environment into the way they run their businesses. From over 300 submissions and 28

Watsons Generics.

The Watsons Generics Campaign is the only recipient from the Philippines in the Health Promotion Category countries, only 52 projects across Asia were chosen for the six categories namely; Green Leadership Award; Investment in People Award; Social Empowerment Award; SME CSR Award; Responsible Business Leader Award; and Health Promotion Award. Enterprise Asia is a non-governmental organization in pursuit of creating an Asia that is rich in entrepreneurship as an engine towards sustainable and progressive economic and social development within a world of economic equality. The organization works with governments, NGOs and other organizations to promote entrepreneurial and sustainable development, in uplifting the economic status of people across Asia and in ensuring a legacy of hope, innovation and courage for the future generations. “Winning this award is not just a recognition of our efforts but also a challenge for us to further this advocacy in helping improve the health of Filipinos,” says Viki Encarnacion, Watsons Marketing Director. Carrying on the Watsons tradition

Sai Pascual, Watsons Senior Category Manager

The creation of the generics line goes back to the rich heritage and vision of AS Watsons, which is to provide accessible health and medical services to the poor. It also supports the Philippine Government’s mission to improve the health care condition in the country. For a poor country like the Philippines with an average monthly household income of USD 400 for a family of five, it is ironic that penetration of generic medicines is very low at only 5% of of the market (vs 70-80% in more advanced countries like US). In addition, due to financial constraints, noncompliance to medicine prescriptions is highly prevalent, with Filipinos prioritizing more basic needs like food and shelter rather than healthcare and medicines. Watsons Generics Watsons Generics offers a wide array of medicines and supplements for the most common ailments, which are manufactured by trusted partners to ensure that all products are of high quality, safe and effective while maintaining its affordability. To ensure the quality of Watsons Generics, Watsons’ partner manufacturers undergo a screening process that meets international standards. “Our generic medicines are produced by trusted partners. All of these go through a rigorous screening process and a third party audit. These methods on top of Philippine regulatory agency standards assure consumers that they are purchasing high quality products,” says Danilo

Danilo Chong, Watsons Trade Health Director

Karen Fabres, Watsons Group Marketing Manager

Viki Encarnacion, Watsons Marketing Director

Enterprise Asia Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Fong Chan Onn and Enterprise Asia President, Dato’ William Ng with the winners of Asia Responsible Enterpreneurship Awards 2015.

Chong, Watsons Trading Health Director. Watsons Generics medicines have all passed the regulatory requirements of local and international quality assurance agencies. The medicines are registered with the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA), passed bioequivalence test and the manufactured by facilities with certificates of Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). The Watsons Generics have all of these quality assurances while offering up to 80% savings vs. leading brands. The launch of Watsons Generics is the very first of its kind in the industry, as it marks the first time a retailer launched its OWN BRAND OF GENERIC MEDICINES that are not only 80% more affordable than leading brands, but also of the highest quality. The Watsons Generics line includes maintenance medicines for diabetes, hypertension and

Sai Pascual - Senior Category Manager, Danilo Chong, Trade Health Marketing Director, Karen Fabres - Watsons Group Marketing Manager, Viki Encarnacion - Marketing Director.

cholesterol, antibiotics to fight off the common bacteria, dietary supplements for skin enhancement, anti-ageing and over-all wellness, basic vitamins, oral analgesics, and other over the counter medicines. “For more than 170 years, Watsons has been providing health and wellness products to its customers worldwide. We are excited to do the same in the Philippines by

allowing Filipino families to take charge of their health without the fear of financial burden,” says Encarnacion. Watsons Philippines recently partnered with AlfaMArt to further ensure that Watsons Generics will reach communities where Watsons stores are not present. This unique distribution strategy ensured that Watsons Generics are accessible to the Class D and E markets.

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SM celebrates National Children’s Book Reading Day SM Supermalls, in partnership with the Department of Education, SM Foundation, National Book Development Board and Vibal Publishing, Inc. celebrate National Children’s Book Reading Day on July 21, 10am at the Events Center of SM City Cagayan de Oro. The National Children’s Book Reading Day is celebrated every 3rd Tuesday of July simultaneously across fifty-two SM malls nationwide and five SM malls in China in commemoration of the publication of Dr. Jose Rizal’s classic, “Ang Pagong and Ang Matsing.” As part of the SM Cares’ Program for Children, this activity is promoting literacy and encourage children to develop their love for reading at an early age.

You need God in your life Special Gospel of the day (July21, 2015-Tuesday) Matthew 8:5-11-and saying, Lord, my servant lied at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus said unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it]. When Jesus heard [it], he marveled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven: This gospel is the source of the prayer before receiving a holy communion. In Matthew 8:8”the centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. This is reality that no one of us is worthy to be the temple of God but the most important is we “accept” our weaknesses in life. No one is perfect but in acknowledging our different limitations and shortcomings will lead

DSWD warns against pawning of Pantawid cash cards

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is warning beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program against pawning of cash cards issued to them to receive grants for their children’s education and health needs. This warning was issued after the DSWD has received grievance reports of an alleged pawning among its program beneficiaries in some parts of Northern Mindanao. “We do not allow pawning of cash cards because it diverts the money to other expenses rather than to its sole purpose: for their children’s health and education,” Atty. Araceli Solamillo, DSWD Regional

Director, says. Pantawid Pamilya is the national government’s initiative of cutting the intergenerational cycle of poverty by investing in education and health of poor families, especially of their children aged 0 to 18 years old. Each family-beneficiary receive a maximum of P1,400 per month to enable them to send their children to school, and to health centers on a regular basis to monitor their children’s health. According to DSWD, beneficiaries who are found pawning the cash cards will be warned and if the beneficiary continues to do the malpractice, even if they are already warned, may be

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de-listed from Pantawid Pamilya. However, the DSWD is concerned that there is a reason behind such malpractice. “This is a sign that there is still a need to develop more programs to help them manage their finances effectively, and to improve their capacity to access opportunities to move them to a better status of well-being,” Atty. Solamillo explains. “That is why all of our beneficiaries are given livelihood, skills trainings, and job opportunities through

our Sustainable Livelihood Program,” Atty. Solamillo emphasizes. “We have also partnered with other national government agencies, local government units, civil society groups, faith-based organizations, and private institutions to join us in helping our poor families.” Today, there are 283,150 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao. These families are identified through Listahanan, a system that generated data of poorest households in the country in 2009.Written by Charmaine P. Tadlas, DSWD


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Bro. Edcel L. Closas us to near perfection in life. The humility that we expressed is a big deal in the heart of God. This humility is proven once you will accept that you are a sinner and without God you are nothing. Take note: Satan never recognized and accepted that he is evil. He still believes that he is right for what he has done against God. This is the reason why he never relies on God. He said, “I will not serve you God anymore.” This means in serving God you can justify that you need God in your life. God is still God without you but you have nothing without him in your life. John 15:5”I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing: 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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ugma damlag mao kana karon ang inyong gibuhat (what you will be in the future is what you are doing today). And this program gives you a snapshot, pag sil-ip (a glimpse), how it is to be a leader, how it is to be a man and woman for others. You are here not for yourselves, kundili para makat-on mo (but so you will learn), to have some ideas what it is to be part of a team, to be part of an undertaking,” he stressed. B oth Manlupig and Moreno encourage the youth who are taking part of LeadCom 2015 to rise to the challenge, to not waste the opportunity given them but to grasp and soak the lessons they will learn from the program since “learning is continuing, it never stops.” “Kini nga programa usa ka higayon sa mga kabataan nga makakaplag sa ilang kaugalingon nga direksyon pinaagi sa ilang mga (This program is one opportunity for the youth to discover themselves, their direction through their) role models, mga mentors, mga formators, and eventually mga close friends, mga higala nga dili malimtan. This program is usa ka higayon nga [kamo] makaagi sa usa ka proseso nga ma-realize [inyong] (an opportunity for you to undergo a process that will help you realize your) full potential as human, as youth leaders,” Manlupig said. Moreno also encouraged the youth to “treasure” their time with LeadCom, as he cautioned them that, like in politics, intrigues cannot be avoided. “What is more important is to understand the others.” LeadCom trains and empowers community-based youth organizations by helping them design and implement projects that address their communities’ most pressing needs. It enables young leaders to meaningfully contribute to the development of their communities. LeadCom 2015 will train and prepare a new batch of youth groups from ten barangays of Cagayan de Oro City to rise to the challenge of transforming their communities. These barangays are Bayanga, Mambuaya, Dansolihon, Tuburan, Pigasagan, Tumpagon, Pagatpat, Gusa, Lapasan, and Nazareth — all partner barangays of BMFI. “These youth groups will undergo the ideation and project management phase with workshops and capability sessions to effectively implement their proposed project. LeadCom will strengthen our youth’s desire of being active citizens. It will continue to transform more lives, which someday will make the difference our society needs,” said Sabrina “Sabcee” Garcia-Balais, BMFI CDO Team leader. Last year, youth groups

from nine barangays in the city has successfully implemented their projects, which ranged from solid waste management, youth skills training, youth empowerment, to advocacies on illegal drugs, through the first-ever LeadCom program. The Ayala Foundation, the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, launched LeadCom in 2012 as part of its efforts to ”create” communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Since 2012, LeadCom’s youth groups have implemented 97 projects. The program has trained 953 youth leaders and 754 facilitators. It has awarded PhP970,000.00 to different youth groups all over the country. It reached 6,771 direct beneficiaries and mobilized 827 volunteers from local stakeholders. To the young people who say that whatever contribution they may have for society are insignificant, Moreno advised them to just continue because someday, somehow someone will benefit from that insignificant contribution. “Kitang tanan lumalabay lang (All of us will pass away). We are just a fraction of the earth’s history. We are just a fraction, but let that fraction matter. No matter how small our contribution maybe, no matter how insignificant our contribution may have been, that does not matter. What’s important is that we are committed and that commitment will infect others especially your manghud ug ig-agaw ug (younger siblings or cousins and) encourage them also to serve.” (Bong D. Fabe)

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home even before the member of the House of Representatives came but said that they cannot impose their own decisions because they are dependent on the decision of their leader, not their individual Datu but the spokesperson of PASAKA SMR, ‘Jong’ Monzon. National agencies presence including the military Before the failed dialogue in July 15, there was a dialogue that took place in the previous day and issues were raised by the Lumads that the members of the House of Representatives, namely; Rep Luz Ilagan of Gabriela, Rep. Carlos Zarate of Bayanmuna, Rep. Terry Ridon of Kabataan and Rep Nancy Catamco, Chairman of Committee on Indigenous People cannot answer. “Para matubag nato ang mga pangutana ug kabalaka ning mga Lumad sa Haran, kinahanglan nato ang presenya sa atong gobyerno ug aron pud maingon nato sa atong mga igsoong Lumad na sila wala gibiyaan ug adunay gobyerno na andam motabang sa ila,” Catamco said. One of the issues that were raised was the inaction of the government agencies

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to the plight of the Lumads in Haran. When confronted by Cong. Catamco, all representatives from NCIP and DSWD denied the allegations. Representative from NCIP Region XI said that, “dili kana tinuod…mibisita mi sa lugar apan ilang ginadili ang pagpasulod sa amoa.” This statement was even confirmed during the dialogue and was not denied by Monzon and other tribal leaders but instead reinforced excuses to justify their actions. Another issue is the alleged abuse of the Military in the areas where the Lumads came from. Representative from the AFP, particularly from the Eastern Mindanao Command, Brigadier General Alexander Balutan said that, “the leaders as well as the support group are not barred to file complaint against military personnel who abuses them, they are also not barred to continue their cause, but they should not include the children, if they are saying that the military have violated their rights as humans, making children suffer and experience the life they have in Haran is also a blatant violation of rights.” “Wala nako gitawagan ug giimbita ang mga representante sa ahensya sa atong gobyerno labi na ang mga military aron maghimo ug gubot, tumong nako na matubag na ang mga pangutana sa akong mga igsoong Lumad ug ang makauli na sila sa ilang mga panimalay,” Catamco further said in clearing the issue. As one of the Lumad and also a member of a minority group, a Manobo, the congresswoman is known to be the champion of defending the rights of the indigenous peoples and she felt disappointed on how the dialogue turned out, “wala ko nag ingon na kung makapauli na sila (Lumads) sa ilang panimalay, kutob ra didto ang atong buhaton… magpadayon ang imbistigasyon, kay kini aduna na may pormal nga reklamo… ug atong tabangan ang mga Lumad sa pagresolba kung aduna man gani sila’y bangi sa ilang mga kaubanang Lumad, ang atong DSWD andam pud sa pagtabang kanila, gani, adunay na sila’y andam na foodpacks aron unta ipabalon sa mga mamauli nga mga Lumad.” Warning The tribal leaders, the PASAKA spokesperson and the (2) other members of the House of the Representatives were too stubborn of freeing other Lumads from Haran who manifested that they really want to go home. In a statement of Datu Kailo, “bahala mamatay mi diri, dili mi mamauli.” This statement made the congresswoman furious and reiterated what the Datu has said to other IPs. Catamco then said that, “sige kung mao na ang inyong gusto, apan kung unsa man galing ang mahitabo sa mga tao, kung adunay may madisgrasya pa sa ila, kamong mga Datu ug

mga lider nga naa sa Haran mao’y manubag sa akoa.” Failed dialogue In the middle of the dialogue held in Apo view hotel, the leaders of the support groups which are the PASAKA, KARAPATAN, KAWAGIB, GABRIELA, BAYAN, KMP, the Lumads and Rep Zarate walked out. They walked out after all the issues that have been raised were answered and given solutions by the government agencies present. They walked out when the AFP said that they cannot just easily pull out troops from the areas just to heed to their demands and when Catamco added, “unsay gusto ninyo? Atong ipasurrender atong military sa inyo?” All representatives from different agencies that were present in the dialogue felt disappointed and dismayed on how their good intention turned-out be bad. However, somehow, they already anticipated it since it already the signature of those progressive groups. Congresswoman Catamco in her final words before leaving the room said that, “she will do everything to help the Lumads, dili pwede na sila gamiton…kung ngwalk out man sila karon ug wala nagpadayon ang unta maayo natong tumong, kita mangita ug laing pamaagi aron kining mga Lumad makapauli na gyud sa ilang mga lugar.” She also added that, everything was properly documented and she has video files to prove that their allegations as written in the newspapers were not true and are twisted facts. (PD ADVT)


from page A1 towards the lower part of the house which was concrete but one of us was already injured,” said a source named Neri, referring to Leticia Bonghanoy Cabrera, 52, who was hit by a bullet in the right shoulder. The women said an NPA medic gave first aid treatment to Cabrera, but they felt sorry for the soldier who yielded to the rebels to save them from harm. Barangay chair Emelyn Bucio said around 30 other residents, mostly children, were near the basketball court and stage when the incident happened. “Some of the soldiers were playing basketball with the residents while a lot of people were

watching and children were in the area when the firing started. The soldiers tried to hide inside the barangay hall to avoid the NPA’s superior firepower,” Bucio said. “One grenade landed on the stage where there were several children. That is the area where the 14-year old child was wounded,” a teary-eyed Bucio said, referring to Ellen May Hinampas Hiludo, who was wounded in the back. The grenade did not explode, but the barangay official admitted she could still remember how the residents screamed as explosions and gunfire erupted. “We have a small barangay with around 530 people. We know each other I cannot image what might have happened if someone was killed,” she said. No children in school On Tuesday morning, only 10 out of 120 pupils from kindergarten to grade six went to school. “Only 10 kids came to school today. We went to the parents and asked around and they said most of the children are still traumatized and don’t want to go to school,” said Cecil Rana, grade 2 teacher at Alagatan Elementary School. “We just asked those who came to go home, and we also encouraged the parents to let the children just play and enjoy the company of other children,” she said. Gingoog City Mayor Marie Guingona expressed her concerns over the welfare of the children. “We have sent a team of trauma volunteers to help the children cope with what they had been through. Right now this is a priority and we don’t want the children and other people in the community to be traumatized and remember this incident,” Guingona said. In April 2013, former Gingoog mayor Ruthie Guingona, mother of the incumbent mayor, was wounded in an ambush staged by the NPA near Alagatan. Three of the elder Guingona’s aides were killed in the attack. A Hero All of those who hid in the house in front of the CVO outpost said they were grateful to the soldier who surrendered to the NPA to avoid harm to the civilians. “For us he was a hero, he exchanged his life for our safety. He could have killed several NPAs from his vantage point above the CVO outpost but he did not fire back or even throw a grenade towards the house,” said Greg, who requested not to reveal his real name. Gem said the soldier shouted: “Please, there are civilians. The civilians are in the house.” “If the soldier fired back, my God, we all would have been dead. Thanks he did not fire at our location and even surrendered. “It was a very frightening experience. I just left it all to God if he would take us that day. Then I asked for forgiveness in my prayer and for my children. I held on to my faith in God.”

The Clash “The incident happened at around 5:30 in the afternoon within the community after around 30 members of the NPA opened fired upon the troops unmindful of the presence of the civilians in the area. This lead to the death of one of our trooper, while the rebels dragged another soldier after he was hit in the right leg,” said Captain Jo Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the Army 4th Infantry Division. “The soldier that was killed in action is Cpl Nadir Bairulla. The trooper who was abducted by the NPA is Pfc Adonis Jess Lupeba. Private First Class Ronlie Ascaro was also wounded in action,” he said, adding the military condemned the attack which could have killed civilians or wounded more of them. In a statement Sunday, Ka Allan Juanito, spokesperson of the NPA-North Central Mindanao Regional Command said seven soldiers and one guerrilla were also wounded in the attack. “The NPA seized a K3 light machine gun, an M203 grenade launcher, two ammunitions vests, three machine gun ammunition links, 12 40mm ammunitions and two military packs. The NPA made a fast and organized withdrawal, bringing the seized equipment and the captured soldier,” he said. Juanito assured Lupebaa would be accorded humane treatment in accordance with international humanitarian law and released “as soon as conditions allow his safe and orderly release”. “On the other hand, we regret the involvement of two civilians who were wounded in the firefight. NPA medics gave Cabrera first aid before she was brought to the hospital. The two are now reportedly out of danger. As soon as possible, we will extend financial aid two aid their medication,” he added. In a statement issued Wednesday, the National Democratic Front-North Central Mindanao said it was “open to start negotiations for the safe and orderly release of the POW (prisoner of war) as soon as possible”. “This is another gesture of peace, underscoring our call for the resumption of the peace negotiations between the NDFP and GPH so the people can understand the root causes of the continuing armed conflict in the Philippines and the means by which just and lasting peace can be achieved,” the statement signed by NDFNCM spokesperson Cesar Renerio said. “As of writing, we are yet to contact the local third party facilitators composed of the religious sector and peace and human rights advocates and the Local Crisis Management Committee headed by the Misamis Oriental governor regarding coordination and cooperation on the matter,” it added. (Erwin Mascarinas with a report from H. Marcos C. Mordeno/MindaNews)

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