Page 1

Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 121

web portal:


November 1, 2013


northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Solon: BahandiCaraga aims to promote SMEs BUTUAN City––The brand “BahandiCaraga” which will take part in the Kabuhayan 2013 Trade Fair and Exhibit in Manila was conceived by Agusan del Norte first district Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun primarily to promote Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Caraga region, said the lawmaker’s spokesperson Eldie David.

By Lily O. Ramos of the PNA


Cremation makes overcrowded cemetery ‘thing of the past’ By Perfecto T. Raymundo Jr. of PNA

If you don’t want to brave through an overcrowded cemetery, then, it’s time to have the remains of your loved ones or the bones left of them, cremated. Take the case of Manuel and Norma Villafuerte, 79

and 76, respectively. They had the bones of their departed loved ones cremated some three years ago at the City Crematorium of Mandaluyong, one of the first of its kind if the not


Pacquiao, Rios bout will be Asia’s richest ever title fight

THE Manny PacquiaoBrandon Rios matchup at Venetian Cotai Arena on Nov. 24 in Macau will be Asia’s largest purse for a boxing event that would surpass the Mike Tyson- James “Buster Douglas heavyweight 1990 title fight in Tokyo, Japan , according to the South China Morning Post (SCMP) on Wednesday. The broadsheet newspaDONATIONS. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny “Bambi” Beja Emano shake hands per quoted Bob Arum, chief with Jay Valleser and Dr. Myra Yee of the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) during executive officer(CEO) and the turnover of donations to Barog Bohol held on the capitol grounds in Cagayan de founder of promoters Oro City on October 31, 2013. Mindanao Daily News photo by Lovely Mae V. Casenas

See fight/p.11

celebrate during birthdays of our dead relatives. Cemeteries are now a place for celebrations and reunions,” Gonzales said in Filipino. “Mang Nepo”, a grave digger (sepulturero) at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City, said catering services or families going on picnics inside the cemetery grounds have become a common sight. He said prior to these occasions, he would be asked to clean the tomb and reserve tents and chairs. For Kaye Riano, a mother of three, a visit to a dead

relative is a reminder that we have to live a meaningful life. “We visit them not just because we want to remember them but also because we want to be reminded that there is only one life. We must make the most out of it and make it meaningful. Life without a purpose is as equal to a dead person,” she said. Dennis Malabed, an overseas Filipino worker, said he makes it a point to visit the tomb of his parents whenever he goes on

Cemetery: a place for ‘celebration, reunion’ By Janice M. Cave Philippine News Agency

A visit to the tomb of a loved one, whether it is All Saints’ Day or All Soul’s Day, has been a practice Filipinos observe all year round. Joyce Gonzales, marketing manager of LoyolaMakati, said cemeteries are no longer just a place for burying the dead. She said these have also become places to celebrate loved one’s birthday or REMEMBERING THE DEAD. A family prepares to clean the surroundings of the aanniversary. gravesite of a loved one in the public cemetery of Cagayan de Oro City. The annual All “It’s already a part of Souls Day gathers people for an overnight stay in the cemetery to pray for their relatives our culture to go there and who have passed on to the afterlife. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

See reunion/p.11

TS ‘Vinta’ intensifies into typhoon Tropical storm “Vinta” has intensified into typhoon as it continues to pose threat in extreme Northern Luzon, the state weather forecaster said Thursday. PAGASA defines a typhoon as an intense tropical cyclone with maximum wind speed exceeding 118

WEATHER WATCH kph. In a interview, PAGASA Weather Forecaster Gener Quitlong said that as of 11 a.m. the eye of the typhoon was located at 190 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (17.7°N,

123.6°E) and now packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and gustiness of up to 150 kph. Vinta is forecast to move West Northwest at 26 kph. Quitlong said that Vinta is expected to make landfall over northern part of See TYPHOON/p.11

inquire at MAX’S RESTAURANT. Robinsons Mall, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Tel. No.: (088) 858-6297 • (08822) 75-6297 • Cell. No.: 0917 7061147

Editorial: e-mail: • 72-33-44, 856-3344 • Advertising: e-mail: Contact cell nos.: 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776

2 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper




friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Emano orders probe on ‘fish kill’ in Misor


By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor and GERRY GORIT, Correspondent

OVERNOR Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Thursday ordered an investigation into the reported fish kill in his hometown of Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental that killed hundreds of kilos of marine creatures starting Wednesday evening. Officials from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) rushed to Baluarte, Tagolo-an shortly before midnight Wednesday after fishermen reported that hundreds of dead fish of varied species surfaced along the coastline there. A barangay official reported that the fish, including crustaceans such as crabs and shellfish, apparently died of “poisoning” from an unknown substance that has alarmed BFAR officials who went to the area to investigate. Barangay councilor Pedro Pagara said local residents began noticing a few dead fishes on Wednesday late afternoon and that by Thursday morning the waters had turned red with hundreds of dead fish. Pagara said the discoloring of the sea was caused by seepage of liquid from an area where burned copra was stocked. He said residents had collected some 150 kilos of dead ketong, tambak, bangus, talasak, balat, rompe and tilapia as well as crabs. An initial investigation pointed to a mountain of damage “copra” as the source of the poisonous substance known as “carbon monoxide.” Carbon monoxide is de-


fined as a colorless, odorless, highly poisonous gas, CO, formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbonaceous material, such as gasoline. A carbon monoxide poisoning is the result of inhaling and absorbing carbon monoxide gas which combines with hemoglobin and displaces oxygen in the blood. Local officials in Baluarte alleged that an Iligan City based oil company that utilizes “copra” as a major raw material in the production of “coco oil” dumped the damage “copra” in the area. Copra has been proven to cause “combustion” even without a fire due to its oil

No.: 09161714813 (GLOBE)

effluent that usually become highly combustible material. Village officials reported that the incessant rains Wednesday night must have carried the poisonous carbon monoxide that has been stored under the mountain of damage copra toward the shorelines. The color of the sea water along the coastline in Baluarte, Tagolo-an reportedly turned reddish Thursday morning as marine creatures gasping for fresh air had to protrude their mouths off the sea surface. Emano has ordered an investigation into the “fish kill,” the worst that has taken place in Tagolo-an in recent memory. In the past report of fish kills along the province’s “Industrial Economic Zone” in the coastal areas of Tagolo-an, Villanueva, and Jasaan had been minimal. “We will never tolerate cases such as this since this is a clear indication of environmental destruction that affected the marine lives and the economic livelihood of fishermen in the province,” Emano said. He said he would ask for the creation of a committee that would look into the matter and find out if some would be held liable for the damages done. Emano said his office would wait for the final result of the investigation now being undertaken by the BFAR, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and other government line agencies. The people were advised not to eat the dead fish because these could poisonous.

TEACHERS and students of Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (Moscat) strike a pose with Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey Pelaez who was invited as guest speaker during the just held school gathering. Moscat is a public institution of tertiary education that offers courses in education opportunities at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including short-term courses and high school. (MRS)

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez pushes for the increase of the budget of the Office of the Ombudsman during the recent budget hearings. Rep. Rodriguez expresses his full support for the restoration of the P133 million for the MOOE and the P30 million for the administrative and operational expenses of its area/sectoral/regional offices. He is also urging the Committee on Appropriations to find ways in order to legally allow the Office of the Ombudsman to be able to use a portion of their income to defray the expenses of their daily operations. KENDISCHAVES

friday | november 1, 2013

Mindanao Daily 3 NEWS

News in Focus

northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Army’s 4ID formally accepts 35 rebel returnees CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City––A ceremony was held at Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army yesterday formally accepting 35 former rebels bringing with them 42 assorted firearms. They also received a total of P1,169,000.00 from the OPAPP for cash remuneration on the different firearms they have turned-over to the government. The ceremony was graced by Lieutenant General Ricardo Rainier

G Cruz, Commander, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP together with Governor Adolf Edward Plaza of Agusan del Sur, Governor Yevgeny Vicente Emano of Misamis Oriental and Police Director Manuel Barcelona, Director, Directorate for Integrated Police Operations in Eastern Mindanao. 4ID also lined-up activities of the former rebels before the formal ceremony. They underwent a series of orientations with the different agencies of

1. ML- Osmeña Branch Abaya Building, Osmena St. Cogon Cagayan de Oro City 2. ML- Pabayo Branch De Leon Building, Pabayo-Cruz Taal St. Cagayan de Oro City 3. ML- Carmen-1 Branch Ang Building, V. Castro cor. Vamenta Boulevard Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City 4. ML- Yacapin Branch Daumar St., Cagayan de Oro City 5. ML- Lapasan Branch Claro M. Recto Avenue, Lapasan, CdeO City 6. ML- Gusa Branch Gusa National Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City 7. ML- Velez Branch Door # 114 G/F De Leon Plaza Phase II Vacapin-Velez St. Cagayan de Oro City 8. ML- Divisoria Branch Cor. Tiano-Neri St., Cagayan de Oro City 9. ML- Limketkai Mall Branch Space M-2-123/Limketkai Mall Lapasan Cagayan de Oro City 10. ML- Limketkai 2 Service Arcade, Limketkai Mall Lapasan Cagayan de Oro City 11. ML- SM Showroom #1105 Masterson Ave. Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City 12. ML- Capistrano Branch Capistrano-Gomez Sts., Cagayan de Oro City 13. ML- Puerto Branch National Hi-way, Puerto Cagayan de Oro City 14. ML- Bugo Branch National Hi-way, Cagayan de Oro City 15. ML- Kauswagan Branch Zone 1 Kauswagan Cagayan de Oro City 16. ML- Bulua Branch Southeast Building Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City 17. ML- Opol Branch S. Vacalares St., Opol, Misamis Oriental 18. ML- El Salvador Branch National Hi-way, Misamis Oriental 19. ML- Alubijid Branch Poblacion, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental 20. ML- Carmen-2 Branch Kauswagan Road, Cagayan de Oro City 21. ML- Manticao Branch Poblacion, Manticao, Misamis Oriental 22. ML- Macasandig Branch Macasandig Proper, CDOC 23. ML- Lugait National Highway, Mabini, Lugait, Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN DE ORO AREA Commencing on November 15, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges left in the same up to Hune 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

the government, values formation seminar and team building activities to boost their confidence in joining the mainstream society. All of the 35 surrenderers were regular members of the NPA rebels operating in the hinter areas of Caraga and Region 10, composed of 17 individuals from Agusan del Sur, six (6) from Bukidnon, six (6) from Surigao del Sur, three (3) from Surigao del Norte, two (2) from Agusan del Norte and one (1) from the province of

Misamis Oriental. The surrenderers brought along with them 42 assorted high and low powered firearms to include: AK 47’s, M14, M16A1, Garand rifles, cal. 30 carbine and a Squad automatic weapon (SAW), SMG’s cal.45 pistols and a caliber 38 revolver. “We in the 4th Infantry Division are very much happy to welcome our brothers and sisters who have finally decided to return to the folds of the law. We know that they have been led a life

1. ML-Pala-o Branch (lligan-2) Cor. B.S. Ong and Badelles Sts. Iligan City 2. ML-Mercado Branch (lligan-3) Mercado Street, Iligan City 3. ML-Sabayle Branch (lligan-4) B. Labao corner Sabayle Sts. Iligan City 4. ML-San Miguel Branch (lligan-5) San Miguel Street, Iligan City 5. ML-Quezon 2 Branch (lligan-6) Nunez Building, Quezon Avenue Iligan City 6. ML-Tibanga Branch National Highway Tibanga Iligan City 7. ML-Linamon Branch Linamon, Lanao del Norte 8. ML-Kolambugan Branch Poblacion, Kolambugan Lanao del Norte 9. ML- Maigo Branch Poblacion Maigo, Lanao del Norte 10. ML- Tambacan Branch Purok II, Tambacan-lligan City 11. ML- Quezon I Quezon Avenue, Iligan City

full of hardships they endured while they were still in the mountains fighting against their brother Filipinos. We are very thankful to them that they gave up their arms and wants to start living a normal life back to their loved ones and families,” Brig. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, Commander, 4th Infantry Division said. “Binabati ko rin at binibigyang pugay an gating mga kasundaluhan sa 4th Infantry Division. Malaki ang papel na inyong ginampanan upang

1. ML-Tagoloan Branch National Highway, Poblacion Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

ILIGAN LANAO AREA Commencing on November 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges left in the same up to June 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

Sa Nobyembre 15, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butapg penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Hunyo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

Sa Nobyembre 16, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butang penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Hunyo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.



1. ML-Quezon Bukidnon Branch National Highway, Quezon Bukidnon

2. ML-Villanueva Pob. Villanueva, Misamis Oriental

2. ML-Valencia Branch G. Lavina Ave., Poblacion Valencia City Bukidnon

3. ML-Claveria Pob. Claveria, Misamis Oriental

3. ML-Valencia 2 Branch M. Roxas St., Valecia City

4. ML-Balingasag Branch 15 de Septembre, Balingasag Misamis Oriental

4. ML-Malaybalay Branch Fortich St., Poblacion Malaybalay City Bukidnon

5. ML-Salay Poblacion Salay, Misamis Oriental

5. ML-Malaybalay 2 Alvaro, Pabillaran St., Malaybalay City

6. ML-Medina South Pob. Medina, Misamis Oriental

6. ML-Maramag Branch Purok 7, Maramag Avenue North Poblacion Maramag, Bukidnon

7. ML-Gingoog Branch National Hi-way, Gingoog City Misamis Oriental

7. ML-Don Carlos Branch Poblacion Don Carlos, Bukidnon

8. ML-Gingoog 2 Dona Graciana St., Brgy. 20, Gingoog City

8. ML-Kalilangan Branch Centra Pob., Kalilangan, Bukidnon

9. ML-Camiguin Branch E. Neri Street, Mambajao, Camiguin Province

9. ML-Wao Branch Poblacion, Wao, Bukidnon

10. ML-Camiguin 2 Rizal St., Mambajao Camiguin Province

10. ML-Aglayan Branch Purok 38, Sayre Highway Aglayan, Malaybalay City

11. ML-Jasa-an Lower Jasa-an, Pob Jasa-an, Mis. Or. 12. ML-Balingoan National Higway, Bauk-Bauk, Balingoan, Misamis Oriental

12. ML- Bacolod Pob. Bacolod, Lanao del Norte 13. ML- Iligan 7 Autida Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City

mahikayat ang ating mga kapatid na iwanan ang kanilang kilusan at mauhay tulad natin ng malaya at mapayapa.” LtGen Cruz praised. “To all our officers and men, let us continue to perform our mandated mission that is to protect the people and their communities in a renewed campaign through peaceful means. To all our peace partners, let us continue to work together to finally achieve a genuine peace and development,” he added. 4thIDPAD


MISAMIS ORIENTAL TO CAMIGUIN AREA Commencing on November 18, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to June 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts.


Sa Nobyembre 18, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butang penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Hunyo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

Commencing on November 19, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to June 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

Sa Nobyembre 19, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butang penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Hunyo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo. TAGDUMALA


For inquiries visit our office at

M. LHUILLIER CAPISTRANO BRANCH Capistrano corner Gomez Sts., Cagayan de Oro City

4 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Caraga News

friday | november 1, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA

Agusan del Norte • Agusan del Sur • Surigao del Norte • Surigao del Sur • Dinagat Islands

‘Kaka’ vows to work overtime on FOI bill

SURIGAO City––Dinagat Rep. Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao vowed to work overtime to hasten the passage of the Freedom of Information bill even though Congress is in recess. In her meeting with the local press here, Bag-ao has lamented the long delay of the passage of the FOI act. Bag-ao was one of the co-authors of one of the FOI bills in the 15th Congress, when she was still a party-list representative with Akbayan. She said there must be 20 versions of the FOI bill now in the House of Representatives. Last week, the House public information committee finally convened to for the consolidation of the different versions of the FOI bill. While the lawmakers have agreed to form a technical working group (TWG) for the task, they have not

‘BahandiCaraga’ conceived by solon to promote SMEs By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga


yet agreed when its first meeting will be. Bag-ao said she has to work with the TWG even though Congress is in recess so a consolidated version of the various bills can be completed by Nov. 26. Various media groups have been clamoring for the passage of the FOI bill. The pressure to enact a law even became more


Rush sale 3 unit bread show case 1 unit refrigerated cake show case 4 layer 5 layer · Height – 90 inches · H-98 Inches · L- 96 Inches · L- 40 Inches · W-46 inches · W-18 Inches Grace Casagda - 09422581100 MDN: Oct. 25-Nov. 24, 2013

BUTUAN City––The brand “BahandiCaraga” which will take part in the Kabuhayan 2013 Trade Fair and Exhibit was conceived by Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun. This was learned from Fortun’s spokesperson Eldie David who said that the brand name was the solon’s idea as part of his program in promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Caraga Region. Organized by the Congressional Spouses Foundation, Inc. (CSFI), the Kabuhayan 2013 Trade Fair and Exhibit will be held on November 7-10, 2013 at the Mega Trade Hall 2 of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Marie Therese F. Fortun, the Agusan solon’s wife, is the current CSFI Caraga chairperson and has been instrumental in pooling together Caraga producers to participate in the trade fair. David said the trade fair will be the beginning of a more serious and aggressive effort in promoting SMEs find their proper places in the market not only in the country but globally as well. On top of attracting much-needed support for the local producers, Rep. Fortun played a key role in coining the brand name “BahandiCaraga” to capture a region-based, cultureinspired SMEs promotion both in national and international gatherings.

PARTNERS IN PROMOTING CARAGA PRODUCTS. Rep. Lawrence Fortun and wife, Marie Therese, are one in supporting and promoting small and medium enterprises and Caraga products. The husband-and-wife team is interviewed here by mediamen. Photo by Pat Samonte Recently, Rep. Fortun headed a delegation of young legislators, governors and mayors to a forum in China attended by economic ministers and leaders from around the world. The Agusan solon noted that a lot of opportunities were laid out by the host country which, he said, our local produc-

ers can take advantage of in promoting our unique Filipino products. Rep. Fortun has vowed to work out a plan that would “expose and promote the richness of our local products by tapping the most aggressive markets worldwide.” “The participation of our

local producers in the Kabuhayan 2013 with the brand name ‘BahandiCaraga’ is just the first step for us to establish a strong name recall in the global market. As we partner with the CSFI in this endeavor, we can establish a strong brand name in order to penetrate the global market,” he said.

BUTUAN City––A network of consumers spearheaded a forum on power and water Wednesday fpr tjhe [rprotection and welfare of consumers in this city and

Caraga region. The ConsumerNet-Caraga (CNet) conducted the forum at Luciana Convention Center on J. Rosales Ave., this city. ConsumerNet is a network of national government agencies and utility firms working together for the welfare and protection of the consumers in the region. It also aims to inform the general public through

forum on the latest updates and the current status of the water and power supply in Butuan City and the whole province of Agusan del Norte. Representatives from the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) as well as from the Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative presented the said updates. Joining the forum were the officers

Consumers’ Network spearheads power, water forum in Butuan

See FORUM/p.11

*Beware of Illegal Recruiters! Apply directly to our office!!*


Kimberlite Pawnshop will be having an AUCTION SALE on all items that expired on September 2013


AUCTION DATE: November 21, 2013 Estrada Bldg., Fortich-Don Carlos Sts., Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

friday | november 1, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA Email:

NorthMin News

Mindanao Daily 5 NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

PNP: All Saints’, All Souls’ Day security measures all set


ALAYBALAY CITY, Bukidnon—Police here said that public security measures are in place to ensure peaceful observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day.

Bukidnon provincial police director Senior Supt. Glenn Dela Torre said all unit commanders had coordinated its operation plan among partner organizations by reviewing guidelines and rules for safety to synchronize movements based on their own security plan. “We already beefed up security measures as we anticipate traffic congestion and heavy influx of both domestic and foreign tourists, including residents from highly urbanized areas, who will troop to the province this Halloween season,” he said. Cemeteries, churches, malls, and bus terminals will be provided maximum security. A ‘PNP help desks’ will also be established in key areas where people converge, he added. He reiterated the warning to the public to refrain from bringing deadly weapons and other banned items in cemeteries. In coordination with local government units, he said they will implement “community watch” actions to look after unattended

homes, when all family members visit the graveyards. He also said the provincial police office will implement a more active security measures in public facilities and other vital installations as some groups may employ terror and other forms of public disturbances to take advantage of the occasion. President Benigno Aquino III has declared November 1 (All Saints' Day), which falls on a Friday, and November 2 (All Souls' Day), a Saturday, as special non-working holidays by virtue of Proclamation 459. (RLRB/PIA 10, Bukidnon)

FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD. Flowers of all kinds are sold near the Cogon public market in Cagayan de Oro on Oct. 29, 2013 as vendors anticipate brisk sales in the coming days as relatives bring offerings for their departed relatives for the Nov. 1-2 holidays. (MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo)

ICT Roadshow in CDO pushes for stronger IT-BPM sector By JASPER MARIE OBLINA-RUCAT

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Information Communication Technology (ICT) Roadshow held on October 24-25 here aimed to raise awareness and push Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) sector as one to provide jobs and improve the local economy. During Roadshow’s Kapihan with the stakeholders, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO) Deputy Executive Director Monchito B. Ibrahim

encouraged all stakeholders in CdeO to work together in bringing the city back to the Top 10 Next Wave Cities in the country. He recalled that the city was ranked 7th in the Next Wave Cities by the Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP) and the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) in 2010-2011. But by 2012, Cagayan de Oro was out of the top 10, he said. He explained that there are factors affecting city ranking. Among these are availability

of talents, infrastructure, cost and business environment. He said they also gather data from concerned government agencies such as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for IT graduates, crime rate from Philippine National Police and city competitiveness from national body and so on. Although there is no question about the talent here, Director Monchito revealed that some aspects like crime rates, issues in the business environment and maturity of the ICT Council could be better looked into and improved.

Meanwhile businessman Engr. Elpidio Paras, president of PARASAT Cable TV and Arriba Telecontact, Inc. confirmed that the local government should start marketing the city so that more players can come in. According to John K.C. Santisteban, operations manager of the Contact Center Association of the Philippines (CCAP), the industry needs 100,000 people per year. However out of the 100 applicants, only five or eight land a job. He explained that majority

roadshow | page 11

6 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Editor: ALLAN M. MEDIANTE, Email:

Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

The Mindanao Daily nORTHMIN, Mindanao Daily CARAGA , mindanao daily westmin and , Mindanao Daily DAVAO newspapers are published daily by MINDANAO DAILY NEWS at Door 2, Tanleh Building, Abellanosa St., Brgy. Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City. It is registered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Region 10 with Certififcate No. 01791042, and with Business Permit No. 201313231, TIN No. 209-980-927, Tel. Nos: (088) 856-3344, (08822)72-33-44, 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776 E-mail:, Website:


friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

A Commendable NGCP project supported by DENR

MINDANAO DAILY NEWS Publisher ALLAN M. MEDIANTE Editor-in-Chief Nelson v. constantino Executive Editor- Business ruel pelone Managing Editor cheng ordoÑez Associate Editor CRIS DIAZ Executive Editors Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy Lifestyle Editor glenn palacio Lifestyle Photographer Arjay Felicilda Assistant Editor felix santillan RONALD MASTAIL CLIFFORD SANTILLAN Layout Artists Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Northmin PAT SAMONTE CHRIS PANGANIBAN Regional Editors-Caraga AL JACINTO Regional Editor-WestMin irene dayo Reporter-NorthMin gerry lee gorit Photo Journalist ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY Legal Counsel ---------------------------------------------------------------


ROSE MARY D. SUDARIA, Ph.D. General Manager MER SUDARIA HR Manager DOLLY PELONE Comptroller melanie rivera sheila GOZANES lovely mae casenas SWEETIE CASENAS MERCY PECONADA Advertising orlan bulotamo Circulation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


JOHN DEL BANDO gracelle mae beber candy macabale - 09161326483 LIEZL A. DELOSO - 0905-2123718 JOE PALABAO - 0905-1569709 ED MAINIT - 0915-6590273 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0926-858-2013 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - JOY MONTEZA-09479662790 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Tandag City - GEN CANTOR-0929-5817116 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO Pagadian City - CRISMON LLANOS Member: ORO CHAMBER Philippine Press Institute

DOE commends NGCP & DENR project which signals the start of convergence between private and public sector to address environmental issues and improve processes to deal with challenges in the power sector. Media needs to commend them too for their invaluable initiative –

- Mindanao Daily News, November 1, 2013 -

The launching of a nationwide series of the least impact on the environment. consultation workshops, particularly However, it is inevitable that in the on the processing of special tree cutting pursuit of reinforcing the power grid, and land use permits by the National we will have to traverse public and forest Grid Corporation of the Philippines lands. In that event, NGCP complies with (NGCP) supported by the Department all environmental policies and with this of Environment and Natural Resources series of workshops, we are able to address (DENR)’s Forest Management Bureau current and future challenges to NGCP’s (FMB), is said to be timely in the face of timely environmental compliance,” said the crucial power issues and problems Atty. Cynthia Perez-Alabanza, NGCP Spokesperson. besetting the country today. NGCP’s project aims to address In the words of DENR’s Assistant environmental issues and streamline the Secretary for Field Operations Marcial DENR clearance process in relation to Amaro, Jr., the project is an affirmation problems encountered by the grid operator’s of NGCP’s commitment to the special construction of new transmission lines. permits granted to them as well as a good NGCP and DENR’s said initiative is opportunity to clarify and streamline internal guidelines. NGCP can be timely , as the adequate supply Editorial assured that DENR will remain and efficient delivery of power is crucial to the energy industry according its partner in carrying out their mandate while caring for the environment.” to the Department of Energy. The aim of the NGCP, through its NGCP is a privately owned corporation Environmental Management Division, in charge of operating, maintaining, and to hold consultation sessions with the developing the country’s power grid. It FMB on the concerns on its transmission transmits high-voltage electricity through projects that traverse public and forest “power superhighways” that include the lands is indeed a great need. As part of interconnected system of transmission the outcome of the project, the special lines, towers, substations, and related tree-cutting and special land use permits assets. awarded to NGCP will enable the grid As a socially responsible company, operator to clear areas that transmission it is committed to create a sustainable lines and facilities will pass through, upon environment and protect the natural submission of environmental requirements resources particularly in areas hosting its transmission facilities. and prior clearance from DENR. “All of NGCP’s projects undergo in-depth To NGCP and DENR, congratulations, review to determine the best direction with and more power!

friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776


NPA rebels attack helpless hogs TALKS were widespread that the attacked on a piggery farm in Libona, Bukidnon last Wednesday morning was not to destroy the farm. About 150 fully armed communist rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) mounted a punitive action against the “Mega Farm” in Sil-ipon, Libona about 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. A military report said that the NPA has burned the farm’s stockyard Cris Diaz and proceeded to hack the pigs on the peg fence. About 500 hogs were hacked but only 50 died or 10 per cent of the total hog population, the report said. The farm veterinarians were frantically treating the hogs in an effort to save it. “Perhaps, more hogs would die in the coming days because of the hacked wounds,” a military officer said. The farm caretakers reported that the NPA rebels did not demand anything or left a message explaining the motive of the attack. While the military and the farm owners were at a lost on the purpose of the attack, there were outlandish conjectures that otherwise provided some clues. They said that one of the major reasons of the attacker was to demonstrate their hatred of the hog farm. By the way, the Mega Farm is located at the foot of

the enchanted Mt. Kitanglad in the farming village of Sil-ipon, about 15 kilometres southeast of the municipal town of Libona. A local businessperson, Hong See, ventured in the hog industry in the early 2000. The purpose then was to supply the meat and beef requirements of the family-owned shopping malls, the Mega Center Mall then in Lapasan and the Oro Rama shopping center in Cogon, all in Cagayan de Oro City. The piggery expanded into a multi-million hog farm sometime in 2004 in the 300-hectare farmland of Sil-ipon. Now, See Hong’s only son, Erwin Bryan See, manages the Mega Farm. Erwin also manages the modernized Market City in Lapasan through a 25-year Build-OperateTransfer (BOT) with the city government. Anyway, why would the communist rebels target a piggery farm? One of the reasons, they said, was that the NPA rebels had just demonstrated how incense they were with the “pork” these days. Well, the Mega Farm raised “live pork.” Anything associated with “pork,” imagined or not, these days have a direct and indirect association with the “pork barrel” scandal. Perhaps, the argument was silly. However, the NPA rebels knew what they were doing – they hate the “pork barrel” fraud. Thus, the NPAs’ attacked the Mega Farm with an intention to send a strong message that they want the “pork (barrel)” eliminated. -0- react: crisguardian@

Some thoughts this All Souls Day

“For we know him who said, it is mine to avenge; I will repay, and again, “The Lord will judge His people.” I t is a dreadful thing to fall into the hand of the living God.” Heb. 10:24 What was the end of the Tom A. Caballero leaders of persecution? Many of the leaders of the persecution came to a The death of Judas is the the Holy Innocents died in bad end? type for the imitators. It is unspeakable tortures. Of the first persecutors, related that: Herod, the murderer several died violent deaths. Herod, the murderer of of James the apostle, was

Pointers of hidden gate

devoured by worms. Of the persecutors in Rome, Nero was deposed, and in despair stabbed himself. Domitian was assassinated. Hadrian became insane. Marcus Aurelius, despondent over the ingratitude of his son, starved himself to death. Septimus Geverus, See THOUGHTS, page 11

Mindanao Daily 7 NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Editor: ALLAN M. MEDIANTE, Email:

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas


F re s h G o s pel o f t he day: Lu k e 1 3 : 3 1 35(October31, 2013-Thursday) Luke 13:31-35-The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the [day] following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until [the time] come when ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord: This was the agony of Jesus due to the absolute rejection from his own people. In John 1:11-He came unto his own, and his own received him not. In Mark 6:4-But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. Did you experience persecutions and rejections? This was done to Jesus and it was very painful but still He forgave them. In Luke 23:34-Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. Can you forgive your persecutors? SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

8 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

WestMin News

friday | november 1, 2013

Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay | Dipolog City | Dapitan City | Pagadian City | Isabela City | Zamboanga City

Pagadian detainees participate in NGAs conduct infocar in Monday’s balloting Jose Dalman



AG A DIA N CIT Y – At least 185 detainees have cast their votes inside Pagadian City Jail in last Monday’s barangay elections.

City warden Senior Inspector Mashur S. Sala said of the 193 registered detainee voters, 185 were able to cast their votes comprising 162 males and 23 females. Mashur said it was the second time that onsite voting was held at Pagadian City Jail; the first was held on May 10, 2013 national and local elections. Mashur said the detainees’ right to vote was upheld by Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) Resolution No. 8811 sustaining the “right to vote of persons deprived of their liberty (detainees/prisoners) in national prisons, provincial, city and municipal jails and other government detention facilities in the national and local elections.” “Our inmates are still innocent. Like ordinary

Pagadian City Jail in last 185 inmates locked up at facilities run by the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Pagadian City cast their votes on Monday’s barangay elections. (Photo courtesy of JOI Gregorio Batoon/BJMP/gcc/ Pia Zambosur)

citizens, they have the right to vote,” Mashur stressed. “Voting is the fundamental right and a cornerstone of our democracy, thus our government gives inmates the right to vote while they are inside the detention facilities,” Mashur added. The jail chief said that when the number of registered detainee voters reached 100 or more, the voting shall be held inside the detention facilities to be managed by a Special Board of Election Tellers (SBET). “In the case of Pagadian City Jail, we have almost 200 registered detainee voters, thus the onsite voting was held in our detention facili-

ties,” Mashur added. “The government has not deprived the inmates of their rights, instead they’re allowed to exercise their right to vote, as their par-

ticipation in every election does not only determine their future but the future of their children as well,” Mashur concluded. (GCC/ PIA9-Pagadian City)

Zamboanga del Sur Police Officer director Senior Superintendent Sofronio Ecaldre in an interview with PIA9 staff said the conduct last Monday barangay elections was generally peaceful and orderly despite some minor incidents. (PIA9)

JOSE DALMAN, Zamboanga del Norte – Representatives from the regional and provincial offices of the different National Government Agencies (NGAs) as well as those of the provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte have converged here recently to address the needs and problems of the municipality. The one-day activity was also attended by health workers from the 1st Infantry Tabak Division, Department of Health (DOH)-9, Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) and Municipal Health Office (MHO) to extend free medical services to the locals like tooth extraction, circumcision and consultation. One thousand five individuals have benefited from the medical services, broken down as follows: tooth extraction-235, circumcision–174, and consultation- 626. More than 1,000 children and youth were given

supplemental feeding, courtesy of the National Food Authority (NFA). Other services given to the townspeople were haircut by soldiers from the Philippine Army, livelihood training by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and film showing on the different livelihood programs by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA). The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has also distributed starter kits to mothers and women who attended the cosmetology training. Moreover, Engr. Florenette Bantilan-Garcia of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) also conducted a lecture on disaster preparedness to high school students and teachers of Ponot National High School in said town. In his message before the participants, PIA-9 Assistant Regional Direcinfocar | page 11

DN BUTUAN JOINT VENTURE JOB VACANCIES – For Local Recruitment 1. SALES ENGINEERS • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Preferably graduates of BS Civil Engineering/BS Architecture / BS Mechanical Engineering or any other Engineering related courses • With at least one (1) year experience in sales and marketing • With good communication skills 2. ESTIMATOR • Male / Female, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply 3. SALES COORDINATOR • Female, not more than 35 years old • College graduate, Preferably Marketing Related Courses • Fresh Graduate are welcome to apply • Computer Literate • Can work under pressure • With pleasing personality 4. SITE ENGINEERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Willing to be assigned in project site within the region • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

5. MACHINE OPERATORS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School/ Trade School graduate • With knowledge in plant production in a Manufacturing industry 6. WAREHOUSE/ INVENTORY CLERK

• Male, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of any business course • With knowledge in inventory 7. BENDERS/ HELPERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School graduate • Must be physically fit

8. ACCOUNTANT • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Must be a Certified Public Accountant • With at least two (2) to three (3) years experience in General and Cost Accounting in a manufacturing industry • Adopt in preparation and analysis of financial statement • Well versed in local tax regulations and Proficient in understanding and Implementation of national internal revenue codes 9. ACCOUNTING CLERK • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

Please submit application letter, comprehensive resume with 2x2 ID picture to: DN DISTRIBUTIONS CENTER, INC. DN DISTRIBUTIONS CENTER, INC. – CDO BRANCH – BUTUAN BRANCH HR Manager, Ralav Corp., 710 San Jose Sts., Butuan City email:

MDN: Oct. 21-Nov. 20, 2013

Limbonhai Bldg., J. Pacana St. Licoan, Cagayan de Oro City Telephone No. (088) 855-3336 / (088) 855-3337 Fax No. (088) 231-4643 email:

friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776


Mindanao Daily 9 NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Flooded SouthCot town declared under state of calamity

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The municipal government of Tantangan in South Cotabato placed the entire area on Wednesday under the state of calamity as a result of the severe floods and landslides in the last three days that already destroyed around P28.3-million worth of agricultural crops. Tantangan Mayor Benjamin Figueroa said the municipal council issued the declaration Wednesday morning to facilitate the immediate release of the necessary funds to address the impact of the calamity, which has so far affected 8 of the town’s 13 barangays. Citing their initial assessment, the mayor said the floods that hit the area since early Monday has so far destroyed a total of 394 hectares of palay farmlands in six of their barangays. Hardest hit is Barangay New Iloilo with 120 hectares followed by San Felipe with 97.5 hectares, Maibo with 58.5 hectares, Cabuling with 56 hectares, Tinongcop with 32 hectares and Dumadalig with 30 hectares. “Most of these crops are in the seeding and vegetative stages but there are some that are almost ready for harvest,” he said. The mayor said a number of houses and infrastructure facilities also sustained some damages as a result of the floods but their assess-

ment is still ongoing. He said several road networks leading to some outskirt villages and communities in the area were rendered impassable due to the earlier landslides. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Figueroa said the calamity has affected a total of 600 families or about 2,500 individuals. But he said such figure does not include the 145 families from Barangay New Iloilo who were evacuated to the municipal gymnasium due to the severe floods. The evacuation came after waist-deep floodwaters submerged the area as result of hours of heavy rains on Tuesday night. On Monday, five villages in the area were also initially hit by severe floods and landslides due hours of almost nonstop rains that started on Sunday night. A portion of the national highway in Barangay San Felipe was submerged in knee-deep floodwaters on Monday morning, slowing down the movement of local residents to the polling precincts in Monday’s barangay elections. With the town now under the state of calamity, Figueroa said they will immediately work on the release of additional funds to augment the needs of the evacuees and other affected families.


schools and schoolchildren through a public-private partnership in the provision of classrooms, books, and other school needs. Mayor Rivera prioritizes children as the recipients of his three main agenda: health, education, and modified social services. The mayor’s father also pointed out that the Rivera family has already committed to the fulfillment of the endeavor by the city mayor. For this particular project the foundation nearly P300,000 with help from donors and partners of RD Group of Companies. Aside from the public schools, skilled persons with disability (PWDs) also benefited from the said project because PWDs construct the armchairs as their livelihood under the “Edukasyon Mo, Kabuhayan Mo” program. RD Foundation Inc. is a corporate social arm of the RD Group of Companies and the Rivera Family in this city. As a development catalyst, RD Foundation carries out programs in education, livelihood for cultural communities, basic health and social services, environment, and evangelism and outreach ministry program. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with IJMLagare-GenSan Information Office)

Schools in Gensan receive chairs from RD Foundation

GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Two elementary schools in General Santos City recently received over 700 armchairs from RD Foundation Inc. RD Foundation general manager Rodrigo Rivera, who is the father of Gensan City Mayor Ronnel Rivera, on October 23 led the turnover of 294 chairs to Bula Central Elementary School and 132 chairs to Jose Divinagracia Sr. Elementary School. Both schools are located in Barangay Bula. At the Armchairs Project turnover ceremony at Bula Central Elementary School, the older Rivera told attendees that the donation was only a part of the mayor’s commitment to augment the over 7,000 deficiency in armchairs in the city’s public schools as reported by the Department of Education (DepEd). “With this donation of armchairs, we hope to address the pressing need of our schoolchildren in their academic learning,” he said. The Armchairs Project is an initiative under the Alay sa Kabataan Lahat ng Alaga at Talino (AKLAT) Program of the City Mayor’s Office. AKLAT aims at improving the performance of

He said they are also looking at releasing some funds to facilitate the purchase of palay seeds and other inputs for the affected farmers. The mayor said they will also re-prop the banks of several rivers and waterways in the area through the establishment of sand bag dikes. “Our main concern right now is the immediate rehabilitation and reopening of the roads that were flooded and affected by the landslides,” he added. (Mindanews)

Heavy rains inundate some parts of downtown Koronadal City in this photo taken shortly before 6am on October 28, 2013. (Photo Courtesy of Love Bacongco)

10 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Davao News

friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776


Davao sets speed limit for all motor vehicles


AVAO CITY -- The local government of Davao City has stepped up its campaign against overspeeding and reckless driving by setting the speed limits for all kinds of motor vehicles within its territorial jurisdiction.

Mayor Rodrigo Duterte signed Tuesday, Executive Order No. 39 Series of 2013 tempering the speed limit within the city limits as he invoked the interest of public safety and order. Under the new executive order, all motorists must observe maximum allowable speed at 60 kilo-

meters per hour only from Sirawan to Ulas Crossing, Lasang to Panacan, Calinan to Ulas Crossing, Carlos P. Garcia Highway-Macarthur Highway to Panacan; 40 kilometers per hour only from Ulas to the bridges of Generoso and Bolton, Panacan Crossing to J.P. Laurel Avenue-Alcantara

Junction, Ma-a Road from the Diversion Highway to the MacArthur Highway; and 30 kilometers per hour from J.P. Laurel Avenue-Alcantara, Buhangin Crossing Milan, C.P. Garcia Highway-Bacaca and C.P. Garcia Highway -Angliongto Street to the bridges of Bolton and Generoso. He said the existing traffic laws are no longer responsive to the current traffic situation in the city due to many factors as a result of urbanization. Duterte stressed that Local Government Code of the Philippines grants

local government units the p ower to regulate traffic on all streets and bridges within their territorial boundaries and to enact measures that will enhance the public health, safety, convenience, maintain peace and order and promote the general prosperity of its residents. He said Executive Order No. 39 is still based on the precept of Section 35 of the Republic Act 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code of 1964 which states that a person driving a motor vehicle on the highway

shall drive at a careful and prudent speed not greater nor less than, is reasonable and proper, having due regard for the traffic, width of the highway under the existing condition; and no person shall drive any motor vehicle upon a highway at such as speed that will endanger the life, limb and property of any person, nor at a speed greater than will permit him to bring the vehicle to a stop within the assured clear distance ahead. Duterte ordered the Traffic Management Center, Traffic Group of the

Davao City Police Office, Land Transportation Office 11 and the Highway Patrol Group assigned in the city as lead implementing agencies backed up by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board 11 and the Department of Public Works and Highways-Davao City. He said violators if warranted must be arrested and their vehicle impounded, aside from the imposition of other penalties and fines of existing traffic rules and regulations. (RGA/JSD/ PIA-XI)

Davao Norte strengthens incident command system

DAVAO DEL NORTE – Focal persons of Capitol departments involved in the disaster response committee underwent a 3-day training on the incident command system (ICS) in order to beef up the capability of the province to better respond to emergencies. Reduce ‘D Risk responders, staff of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Operation Center, as well as, representatives from the Provincial Health Office, Provincial Social Welfare & Development Office, Provincial Engineer’s Office and Provincial Information Office attended the event. ICS is a strategy for superior management of multi-agency responses to emergencies to prevent chaos

during emergencies. The participants gained better understanding of the ICS as a vital tool for effective disaster response in the province. Mr. Romulo Tagalo, Executive Director of the joint Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management (PDRRM/Climate Change Adaptation (PDRRM-CCA) Councils said that the activity is in pursuit of Republic Act 10121 of 2010, which seeks to provide effective framework and establish an action plan with strategic and systematic approaches to reduce the vulnerabilities and risks to damages during calamities. Tagalo, who is also the OIC-Provincial Information Officer, added the law man-

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE ) MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY ) X-------------------------x AFFIDAVIT OF SELF ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE I, CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION of legal age, window, Filipino citizen and a resident of Bag-ong Dawis, Baroy, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and state: 1. That I am the only daughter and the sole heir of the late GREGORIO BORJA AND FELIPA SABADOQUIA who died in Lala, Lanao del Norte without any will; 2. That the said deceased, at the time of their death, left a certain real property, situated in Raw-an Baroy, Lanao del Norte and which property is more particularly described as follows, to wit: OCT NO. (P-280)-279 Lot No. 1971, Pls-13

Containing a total area of 222,566 square meters more or less … Bondaries:

Bounded on the NE, by lot 1972; on the SE, by lot 1970 Pls 13 AND Raw-an River, on the SW and W by Raw an River, and on the NW by Lot 1987, Pls 13; Portion Sold :

19,623 Square meters only

3. That no personal properties are involved in this self adjudication. 4. That to the best knowledge and information of the affiant, the said deceased left no debts. 5. That a true copy of this self adjudication will be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation. 6. That pursuant to the pertinent provisions of the Revised Rules of Court, the undersigned being of legal age, and with full capacity to contract, hereby by these presents declare and adjudicate, as it is hereby adjudicated into herself the above mentioned property. Witnesseth further that: 7. I, CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) by these presents to hereby SELL, TRANSFER, and CONVEY, absolutely unconditionally, unto SPS. JOSE SEBIAL AND EUFRONIA SEBIAL also of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Sto Nino Village, Baroy, Lanao del Norte their heirs and assigns, portion of the above mentioned property containing a total area of 19,623 square meters, together with all the improvements thereon, situated in Raw-an Baroy, Lanao del Norte free from all liens and encumbrances: IN WITNESS Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 23rd day of October 2013 hereat Baroy, Lanao del Norte. (Sgd.) SPS. JOSE SEBIAL AND EUFRONIA SEBIAL (Sgd.) CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION Vendee Heir-vendor Witness: 1. __________________ 2. ______________________ ACKNOWLEDGMENT REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE ) S.S. MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY ) X-------------------------x BEFORE ME, this October 23, 2013 in the Municipality of Baroy, Province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, personally appeared the above named persons, known to me to be the same person who executed the foregoing instrument, and they acknowledged to me that the same is their free act and deed. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal, the day, and place above written. Doc. No. 339 Page No. 70 Book No. I Series of 2013

(Sgd.) ELEUTERIO M. OBIAL, JR. Notary Public My commission expires on 12-31-14 MDN: Oct. 25, Nov. 1 & 8, 2013

dated the government agencies and local government units to establish their own ICS as part of the country’s on-scene disaster response system to ensure the effective management of emergency responses. “Let us support the vision of the Governor Rodolfo del Rosario by managing an effective ICS in the province to prevent or minimize loss of lives, or damage to properties and the environment during calamities,” he said. In line with his humancentered development thrust known as P.E.O.P.L.E., Del Rosario fused the PDRRM and CCA councils of the province with the aim of hastening the mainstreaming of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into the development and poverty reduction policies and programs of the province. The governor explained the paradigm shift in local governance is geared towards developing a safer, adaptive and disaster-resilient Dabaonon communities in attaining sustainable development. (Nice Tolibas/PIO DavNor) EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased ARMAN S. TANZO, who died on May 19, 2012 at Don Carlos, Bukidnon. That the said deceased at the time of his death left a certain real property situated at West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon and more particularly described as follows to wit; “A parcel of land identified with katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo Blg. P-1495 with Lot No. 2689, Pls-112, Case 2, with an area of SIX HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (631) SQUARE METERS more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and entered into by and among; 1. PELEGRINA D. TANZO, widow, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 2. JESSEL TANZO, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 3. XERXES JAMES TANZO, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 4. ZIMBO JUHANI, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate wife, children and sole heirs. As per Doc. No. 444; Page No. 91; Book No. XXV; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. VICENTE U. SERIÑA. MDN: OCT. 18, 25, & NOV. 1, 2013

ROAD REPAIR. Workers drain water from a section of an unfinished road repair site in Barangay Mati, Digos, Davao del Sur on Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013. Heavy rains have hampered the road repairs along the Davao-Cotabato highway.(Mindanews Photo)

UNDP involved in vegetative clearing in Davao Oriental

DAVAO ORIENTAL -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) became highly involved in vegetative clearing of felled coconuts trees in Davao Oriental in providing early recovery assistance to help hardly-hit towns rise from the colossal damage done by Typhoon Pablo. UNDP Early Recovery Coordinator for Mindanao Winston Aylmer Camarinas said UNDP cleared 100 meters both sides of the national highway of the hardly hit-towns of Baganga, Cateel and Boston but he said UNDP cleared only 10 percent of the estimated 4-million felled trees in

Davao Oriental. “We assisted in clearing felled trees to give way to planting and recropping and helped in converting the logs into lumber in coordination with the Philippine Coconut Authority which provided chainsaw,” he said. UNDP also helped local government units develop eco-dumpsite following the Philippine standards of solid waste management (SWM) to keep huge volume of debris which could no longer be accommodated. Camarinas also said that UNDP was involved in installing a wood processing equipment to turn coconut trees into ply-board.

Republic of the Philippines Municipality of Mambajao Province of Camiguin AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF HEIRS I, Nilo C. Chan, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Baylao, Mambajao, Camiguin after being duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say: That I am one of the heirs of our deceased auntie Conchita T. Cuyam together with my brother and sister Oscar Chan and Fe Chan-Cabonce; That our deceased auntie Conchita T. Cuyam died single and without any issue, neither did she leave a will; That having no creditor who might have any interest of our auntie’s estate, we hereby adjudicate unto ourselves her deposit with the Landbank of the Philippines-Camiguin branch there being no other heirs entitled to succeed to her properties; That I execute this affidavit for and in my behalf and in behalf of my brother Oscar Chan and sister Fe Chan-Cabonce who are also entitled to inherit from that bank deposit. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 23rd day of October 2013 at Mambajao, Camiguin. (Sgd.) NILO C. CHAN Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 23rd day of October 2013 at Mambajao, Camiguin, Philippines.

MDN: OCT. 25, Nov. 1 & 8, 2013

This was part of the early recovery intervention of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA). But he revealed that the machine had yet to run due to lack of enough power supply of Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO). In every phase of early recovery intervention of UNDP, it provided cash-forwork for typhoon-affected individuals hired, “so immediately they could have their source of income,” Camarinas said. Same with that in Compostela Valley, UNDP also provided training cash incentives to those who joined the carpentry and furnituremaking workshop in Davao Oriental. Concerned with the rehabilitation and recovery of the three typhoon-hit towns in Davao Oriental, UNDP looked at ways of assisting shelter construction, which Camarinas said, needed to be fast-tracked. Camarinas said UNDP and the provincial government of Davao Oriental were exploring ways on how UNDP could assist in constructing houses for typhoon victims whose abodes were totally damaged. (RGA/ JMDA/PIA-XI)

Mindanao Daily 11 NEWS

friday | november 1, 2013

northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper



the first in Metro Manila. The Villafuerte couple are thankful that they do not have to endure the heat of the sun and negotiate the narrow alleys in going to the former tombs of their loved ones. The City Crematorium also allows the relatives of those who had the remains or the ashes of their loved ones to bring them home for the observance of the All Saints Day and All Souls Day and even through the Christmas Season. Because of this and for a minimal fee of some P1,000, the Villafuerte family has been bringing home the ashes of their loved ones contained in two marble urns for the last three years already. The occasion also provides the Villafuerte family with a more peaceful and solemn remembrance of their departed loved ones at their place of abode. It also serves as a reunion of the family as they pray together for their departed loved ones. And, of course, partaking of “pot luck” food follows next. So, if you don’t want to encounter “hassles” in going to the cemetery anymore, have the remains of your loved ones cremated. (PNA)

vacation. “Sa kulturang Pinoy na malapit ang bawa’t isa sa kani-kanilang pamilya, hanggang kamatayan ay hindi natin pinuputol ang pagiging malapit natin sa isa’t isa kaya ating ginugunita ang Undas (Close family ties is embedded in our culture that is why we always remember our departed loved ones during All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day),” he said. Rossini Herrera, whose father died of cancer three years ago, said she goes to the cemetery every week to visit her dad’s tomb at the Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City. “It was a promise I made to my father. It was one of his wishes, he wanted us to visit him often,” she said. For his part, JP Abcede said they try to visit as much as they can to pay respects during his late father’s birthday or his parents’ wedding anniversary. He said they also visit their late grandparents and other relatives who are also entombed in the area. “We pray for them as well,” he said. The cost of dying does not come cheap. But some memorial services companies offer burial and funeral services where one could pay on a staggered basis including memorial service plans. Corazon Aplacador, a sales agent for Loyola Gardens of Antipolo, said many of her clients buy memorial lots either in preparation for the inevitable or as an investment. In the newly developed Loyola Antipolo, she said the cheapest memorial lot costs P25,000 and could go as high as P32,000 depending on the location within the cemetery grounds. In Loyola Marikina, she said the cheapest memorial lots cost P70,000 to P80,000. Nowadays, she said people are more practical and buy cemetery lots even if family members are still in good health. She added families are often caught in a situation when they have to look for funeral services and memorial lots when a loved one suddenly dies. “It is quite hard to be caught in such situation. We must be ready at any time,” she said. (PNA)

from page 1

Infocar... from page 8

Franklin P. Gumapon said the holding of the information caravan is in consonance with President Aquino’s social contract of bringing the government closer to the people by bringing the different government services to the grassroots. Mayor Rachel DalmanFerrater has expressed her gratitude to the Regional D e vel opme nt C ou nc i l (RDC)-9 through the Regional Communication and Advocacy Plan-Technical Working Group (RCAPTWG) for holding the said activity in her municipality. She said she would like to have a similar activity held in her town next year. Prior to the conduct of the information caravan, a team was sent to the municipality to meet with the Municipal Action Team (MAT) to gather the town’s needs and problems that require immediate attention and response from concerned government agencies. Other agencies present during the information caravan were the Department of Agriculture, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Education, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Labor and Employment, Provincial Agriculturist’s Office and Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative. (FPG/ATR/PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

from page 1

Fight... from page 1

Top Rank as saying the Pacquiao-Rios bout for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title would surpass those numbers from 1990 in terms of purse, TV viewership and interest. “It will be by far the biggest purse in Asia,” Arum said.”I expect Manny to make approximately US million and Rios US$ 4 million. There’s no question it will be the biggest boxing fight in Asia ever,” Arum

told SCMP. Douglas beat Tyson on Feb. 10, 1990 at the Tokyo Dome in one of boxing’s biggest upsets in fight history when the then 42-1 underdog knocked out “Iron Mike who banked US$ 6 million while Douglas made US$ 1.3 million. The SCMP further added that Edward Tracy, chief executive of co-promoters Sands China, declared the Pacquiao-Rios fight had generated keen interest and the state-run CCTV will broadcast the event to about 300 million viewers across China. Tracy added,”From a sporting viewpoint, this event will probably be the biggest event since the Beijing Olympics [in 2008]. We are expecting [a capacity crowd] of around 12,000 spectators.” Fight undercard features China’s two-time Olympic gold medalist, Zou Shiming, who will fight Mexico’s Juan “Pollo” Toscano, while Hong Kong’s unbeaten “wonderkid” 26-year-old Rex Tso Sing-yu, will fight 22-year-old Thai Susu Sithjadaeng (7-3, 2 KOs) in a six-round super flyweight matchup. philippine news agency

Typhoon... from page 1

Cagayan around 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. With its speed and movement, he said Vinta may exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Friday morning as it moves towards southern China. Quitlong said that public storm warning signal no. 3 remained hoisted over Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, Apayao and Ilocos Norte. These areas are expected to have winds of greater than 100 kph up to 185 kph in at least 18 hours. He said that six areas placed under public storm warning signal no. 2 (61100 kph winds) are Batanes Group of Islands, Abra, Kalinga, Ilocos Sur, Mt. Province and Isabela. Public storm warning signal no. 1 (30-60 kph winds), on the other hand, was hoisted over La Union, Benguet, Ifugao, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac and Zambales. “Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas under Signals #3, #2 & #1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #3 and #2 are alerted against storm surges,” PAGASA said. PAGASA said Vinta may bring rainfall of 5 to 10.0 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 500-km diameter of the typhoon. The typhoon was forecast to be 240 km West of Laoag City and outside the PAR before noon Friday. PAGASA said that sea travel is risky over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon. philippine news agency

Roadshow... of those talents lack skills in communication. Examples are good grammar, critical thinking, problem solving in software and animation among others. He added that, foundation of skills has to be there. On the other hand, Cagayan de Oro – ICT Business Council Chairperson Stephanie Caragos said that the ICT sector in the city has really progressed. So far, they have close coordination with schools and the stakeholders are very active. Further, Ronald Arambulo, executive director for Finance and Shared Services of the IT and Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) stressed that synergies need to be formed here because there are more jobs in IT that exist now than supply. (JMOR/PIA10)

has conquered. The case of Napoleon is instructive. Drunk with power, Napoleon seized Rome in 1808, declaring himself the successor of Charle Magne. He banished Cardinals and Bishops, and carrying off Pope Pius VII, held him prisoner in “Sayona”. Enemies of the church exulted: The prophecy is ended! The emperor has devoured the Pope”. They forgot the divine promise to Peter. “The Gate of Hell “ shall not prevail; on that promise was based the “ancient saying” who eat of the Pope dies like a beast. On the day that Napoleon died in exile at St. Helena, Pope Pius VII was celebrating his own feast day in Rome. Arius burst asunder during a triumphal procession. Voltaire died in despair truly history has shown the truth of the word of Holy Scripture.

from page 7

from page 4

from page 5


whose life had been attempted by his only son, died in despair. Decius died miserably in a swamp during a battle. Vaterian was flayed alive by the Persians. Maxentius was drowned in the Tiber. Diseletian died from a Loathsome. Julian, the Apostate was struck down by a lance of the field of the battle, and died crying Galilian, Thou


and members of the Butuanon Kunsumador and the Cabadbaran Civil Society Organization Network, consumer organizations based in Butuan City and the city of Cabadbaran. Other sectoral representatives such as the senior citizens, academe, media as well as the representatives from ConsumerNet-Caraga member agencies participated in the forum, which is part of the celebration

of the Consumer Welfare Month in the region. A report from the Philippine News Agency

Overtime... from page 4

intense last August when the multi-billion peso pork barrel scandal broke out. This calling for the passage of the said bill has become intense pressure to the administration of President Aquino last August when the 10 Billion Pork Barrel scandal broke out. Aside from her advocacy on the FOI bill, Bag-ao has also introduced at the House of Representatives bills on national land use and management policy, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, reforming and strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan, among others. A report from Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews


12 Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

friday | november 1, 2013 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Mindanao Daily Caraga (November 1, 2013)  

Mindanao Daily Caraga (November 1, 2013)