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Quake death toll climbs to 186, says NDRRMC THE National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), on its 6 a.m. Monday update, announced that the death toll for the October 15 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked the Central Visayas has now climbed to 186. Of the 186 fatalities, the NDRRMC identified the latest as Felipe Vigonte, a resident of Antequera town, Bohol. The NDRRMC revealed that 173 of the fatalities were from Bohol with 12 from Cebu and one was from Siquijor.
At least 583 were injured, including 489 in Bohol, 89 in Cebu, three in Siquijor, and one each in Iloilo and Negros Oriental. Eleven persons, all from Bohol, remain missing. The NDRRMC said the quake had affected 605,350 families or 3,003,001 people in 1,339 villages in 52 towns and six cities in six provinces. Of these, 22,113 families or 109,712 people are staying in 96 evacuation centers. As of Monday morning, the NDRRMC said the quake destroyed See CLIMBS/p.11
Creation of new Davao Occidental included in Davao Sur barangay polls
October 22, 2013
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Philippine Eagle Minalwang, freed into the forests of Gingoog City on August 15, was found dead on October 11 due to infection “associated with trauma due to capture.”
UTUAN City––Judge Godofredo B. Abul Jr. of the 10th Regional Trial Court Branch 4 here has finally driven the coffin’s nail to bury Councilor Sergio Pascual’s attempt to halt the P500-million Public-Private Partnership Bulk Water Project of Taguibo Aquatech Solutions Corporation (TASC) and Butuan City Water District (BCWD).
By EARL O. CONDEZA of Davao Today
DAVAO City––This year’s barangay election in Davao del Sur will include the vote for or against the creation of a new province: Davao Occidental. Atty. Febes Barlaan, provincial election supervisor of Davao del Sur, said that “there will be a plebiscite voting in the province, either yes or no for the creation of Davao Occidental”. Journalists here got an early glimpse of the ballots in Davao del Sur when samples were shown during the Hermes Club press forum at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao. In them were a question on whether voters will favor
or not the creation of the new province. Republic Act 10360, which enacted the creation of the province of Davao Occidental, was passed by on November 28, 2012 and December 5, 2012 in the Senate. The newly-created province will be composed of five municipalities from the second district of Davao del Sur: Malita, Sta. Maria, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos, and Sarangani. The Commission on Election also allowed “anyone (including government officials and employees) to campaign whether to vote See creation/p.11
Court junks dad’s injunction v. BCWD
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Minalwang: 4th killed among six PHL Eagles released into the wild By Carolyn O. Arguillas of MindaNews
DAVAO City––Minalwang, a male juvenile Philippine Eagle rescued from its captor in Gingoog City in October 2011, rehabilitated at the Philippine Eagle Center here for nearly two years and released into Mt. Balatukan Range Natural Park in Gingoog City on August 15 this year, is dead, the fourth eagle killed among six released into the wild since 1999. Minalwang was found
dead on October 11 not from gunshot wounds as announced in Manila, but from infection “associated with trauma due to capture.” Dennis Salvador, executive director of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) told MindaNews on Sunday morning that Minalwang’s death is “attributed to infection as a result of stress from recent capture by locals who wanted money for the bird.”
Salvador said Minalwang, which had a twostage (radio and satellite) transmitter attached to it to enable biologists to monitor and track its whereabouts, was captured by locals in Mt. Lumot also in Gingoog after it allegedly attacked their dog on October 7. He said Minalwang was reported to have been thrust into a sack and brought on foot to Claveria town in See MINALWANG/p.11
Where is justice in corruption? Last of three parts: a continuation from MDN October 18, 2013 issue By MARYA SALAMAT of Bulatlat.com
In urging for a probe on SSS executives’ excessive pay, bonuses and other perks, Colmenares pointed to the “sad irony” that in Aquino’s first State of the Nation Address (Sona), he had denounced the See JUSTICE/p.11
Pacman nearing peak form for Macau bout
GENERAL Santos City––Boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is now almost in peak form for his upcoming welterweight fight with MexicanAmerican brawler Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on November 24 in Macau. Assistant trainer Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez said Monday Pacquiao is now about 90 percent of his ideal fighting form and continues to get stronger
by the day as his intense training camp closes in towards the homestretch. “In terms of stamina and punching power, our congressman is now almost back in full fighting form,” he said in a radio interview. On Monday morning, Fernandez said Pacquiao and his three sparring mates -- Briton Liam Vaughan, See bout/p.7
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Energy-firm turns-over educational materials in Tagoloan TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental––School Children of Baluarte Elementary School (BES) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental expressed gratitude to energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) and the local government unit of
Tagoloan for their continuing support to the various schools development projects in the area. Steag turned-over recently a complete set of Educational Television (ETV) and Sineskwela materials to
BES to help improve quality of classroom teaching and learning. Over the years, seven out of ten public schools in Tagoloan have already benefitted from the ETV project, which is a joint
undertaking of Steag, local government unit (LGU), Department of Education (DepEd) and the ABS-CBN Foundation. Steag also gave out more than 500 school chairs to help address the perennial
Financial incentives to 78 more PNP personnel up for discussion
THE request of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) for the grant of financial incentives of P1,500 for additional 78 personnel will be discussed tomorrow by the City Council committee on finance and ways and means chaired by Councilor President D. Elipe. The meeting takes place at 9:30 a.m. at the City Council session hall. Funds for this will be taken from the Item: Other Maintaining and Operating Expenses Financial Incentives of the current year City Executive-Auxiliary Programs budget. For the past years, the city government has been giving support and incentives to members of the COCPO, Bureau of Fire and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assigned in Cagayan de Oro. The committee will be hearing from Police Director PS/Supt. Graciano Mijares, CityTreasurer Glenn C. Bañez, the city accountant and city budget officer regarding the matter.
(CSR) efforts designed to help improve quality of lives of the people in its communities in Misamis Oriental, said Jerome R. Soldevilla, Head of the Communications Department, STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI/PIA)
MisOr: Not ready in case of major quake By GERRY GORIT Staff Member Mindanao Daily News
MISAMIS Oriental Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez showed his support to the local athletes of the province by attending the opening ceremony of the PALARONG PANLALAWIGAN – PAMPAARALAN 2013 last October 18, 2013 at Initao National Comprehensive High School, Initao, Misamis Oriental. Shown are the female chess players of different schools in the province ready to compete with each other.
problem of study chairs shortage. The assistance is part of Steag’s (Social Empowerment through Education (SEED) program which is one of the flagship Corporate Social Responsibility
CAGAYAN de Oro City--Misamis Oriental is not ready to handle emergencies in case of major earthquakes, Provincial Administrator Edmundo Pacamalan, Jr. said on Thursday. Pacamalan made the statement after Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano ordered a review of the province’s capability to respond to a major earthquake especially of the same
magnitude that struck the Visayas region last Tuesday. A magnitude of 7.2 earthquake struck the Visayas region on Tuesday morning leaving a trail of destruction on the properties and lives in the provinces of Bohol and Cebu. “On a scale of 10, in terms of the province’s preparedness in responding to major earthquakes, Gov. Emano rated the province at 5,” Pacamalan said. Pacamalan said that the low rating was based on the lack of equipment
for rescue especially communication facilities. He said that the province has a network of radio operators with the radio units that no longer functions. Pacamalan lamented the non-existence of a trust fund where calamity funds should have been deposited. He said the province would gradually fill the much needed equipment and training of the disaster response team out of the expected 5 percent Internal Revenue Allotment for disaster management.
Hungarian found dead in restroom A 57-year-old Hungarian national was found dead inside the comfort room in the Port Area of Macabalan in Cagayan de Oro City Wednesday last week. Police Inspector Hermes Parnes said that the Hungarian national was identified in his passport as Bartos Istvan. The police, however, were puzzled since Bartos used an assumed name in the
passenger ticket in the name of Bertos Mehale. A janitor at the port area told the police that he saw Istvan went in the restroom past 10 p.m. Tuesday. “I did not suspect anything unusual when he went inside the comfort room Tuesday night. I was shocked when I found him lifeless on Wednesday while still sitting on the bowl,” said Giovanni Angan, a janitor.
Inspect Parnes said that they found out some suspicious bruises on the back of Istvan and investigators were now looking at the possibility of a foul play. “The police are also making an assessment of the varied medicines found in Istvan’s baggage. It seems, Istvan has some kind of diseases which the police were tr ying to connect as the possible cause of his death,” Parnes said.
He said the police were still digging into Istavan’s presence in the Philippines. “Istvan stayed in one of the inns here and still owed about P 30,000,” Parnes said. At the moment, Istvan’s body lies in one of the funeral homes in the Philippines while police continue to seek possible relative in Hungar y who could claim his body.
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Cagayan de Oro City – A total of 183 farmerenrollees have been officially confirmed as graduates by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) after they have completed the three-month long Schoolon-the-Air (SOA) program on Cassava Production, Processing and Marketing, in a graduation rite held on October 17, 2013, in this city. In attendance to formally declare the students as graduates is DA-10 Re-
gional Technical Director for Operations Engr. Roxana H. Hojas. During the ceremony, she also conveyed the department’s celebration of the World Food Day, saying that the affair seeks not to highlight the abundance of food, but rather to draw attention to the millions of people who do not have access to food. Anchoring on this year’s theme: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, RTD Hojas stressed that the problem is not actually food, but
Cassava Cooking Contest. Lowela P. Salvaleon and Elvie A. Durog of Villanueva, MisOr have surfaced as the 1st placers for the Cassava Cooking Contest. The duo’s winning recipe is espasol, where it was judged based on its presentation, quality, practicability and economic valuable and on the contestants’ skills on food handling.
poverty and each has a vital role to play in ensuring that food can be provided to many. “Each of us has a power to help change our food systems by eating nutritious food and reducing the amount of waste. We can help our food systems to be more sustainable,” she expressed to the farmergraduates. Meanwhile, DA-10 Regional Corn Coordinator Larry Er. Paraluman likewise encouraged them to continue making a contribution to the cassava industry by strengthening and imparting their learnings from the SOA program. “Nanghinaot ako nga ang tanan nato nga natunan ug nahibaloan dinhi sa atong SOA dili unta nato kini hikalimtan ug ato kining magamit aron sa pagpalambo sa atong pagpuyo (I hope that we will remember the learnings from our SOA program so that we can make good use of them for our living),” Maribeth A. Barrio, the class valedictorian from Manolo Fortich responded to the challenge. “Ato usab unta kining mapahat ngadto sa uban aron kita usab makatabang,” she added. Rounding up the list for the top 10 SOA graduates are Ramil T. Lahayon (2nd
SOA program on Cassava Production, Processing and Marketing. The SOA program is a form of distance learning using the radio which is adopted by the DA-10 through the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division, wherein farm technologies of various commodities and other agri-fisheries related topics are featured. Photo above shows SOA program class valedictorian Maribeth A. Barrio of Manolo Fortich receiving her plaque of recognition from DA-10 RTD for Operations Engr. Roxana H. Hojas. Joining in accepting her award is (L-R) DA-10 Regional Information Officer and SOA program host Mary Grace B. Sta. Elena, municipal agriculturist Cynthia C. Velasco and agricultural technician Liza L. Abarido.
honor)of Manolo Fortich; Gina V. Sevilla (3rd) of Libona, Bukidnon; Maribeth A. Bagongon (4th) of Lagonglong, MisOr ; Alde Eleanor C. Tinoy (5th) of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; Mary Jane M. Acal (6th) of Balingasag, MisOr; Jackelyn G. Kilem (6th) of Malitbog, Bukidnon; Marilyn O. Nacario (6th) of Claveria, MisOr; Lowela P. Salvaleon (7th) of Villanueva, MisOr; and Dessie V. Canto (8th) of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.
For the meritorious feat of the top 10 SOA graduates, the valedictorian will be provided by the department with farm inputs for the establishment of a technology demonstration which is good for one hectare. Further, the honor students will undergo an experiential learning trip to different successful farms here in region 10. Prior the graduation rite, the farmer-graduates have showcased their skills in a Cassava Cooking Contest
held at the DA-10 Compound. Emerging as the victors are the municipalities of Villanueva, MisOr (1st) with their preparation of an espasol, Lagonglong, MisOr (2nd) – egg balls with cassava puffs and Balingasag (3rd) – steamed cassava rolls. Other par ticipating towns include Catarman, Camiguin; Opol, Salay, Laguindingan and Binuangan of MisOr; and Baungon, Bukidnon. # (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)
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Manobos face charges if they hold another barricade, officials say SURIGAO City––Manobo tribesmen who barricaded a mine site in Claver town, Surigao del Norte weeks ago may face charges should they return to stage another blockade, local officials warned. Claver Mayor Eddie P. Gokiangkee said local authorities will not anymore allow “illegal barricades” in his town, claiming that the action almost turned violent. Some 700 members of the Kahugpungan sa Nagkahiusang Tribu nga Manunubod sa Yutang Kabilin (Kantrimayuka) abandoned the causeway of a nickel mining firm in Claver town on October 4 after over a month of barricade. In a move that baffled local officials and the Mamanwa tribe that holds an ancestral domain title over the area, the Surigao del Sur-based Kantrimayuka had demanded royalty share from the mining revenues of Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI). The demand drew strong reactions from Mamanwa tribal leaders Datu Reynante Buklas and Datu Alicio Patac, who accused Kantrimyuka leaders of “pangajao,” a term that loosely means a raid by one tribal group against another village or settlement. Kantrimayuka’s members are already beneficiaries of Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title 002 in Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza town, Surigao del Sur where they reside, records from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) show. Claver town officials also found it hard to believe that a group of Manobos residing outside the province in a place 77 kilometers away would claim the area as their ancestral domain, noting that the town has not historically hosted tribes other than the Mamanwa — owner of the CADT-048 that includes the mine site of AMRI. Gokiangkee was concerned over reports that the Manobos were armed during the barricade, and stressed that local authorities have the right to maintain peace and arrest “troublemakers.” He said he was worried that Mamamanwas would also be forced to use arms to defend their territory. “We have a duty to preserve peace and order in our town. We have been lenient the first time, but things like this cannot go on as they please,” the mayor said. Over the weekend, Kantrimayuka tribal chieftain Samuel Dawog Sumanda said they will not hesitate to return to the AMRI mine site should the company renege on its purported pledge to pay them an unspecified amount of royalty. Dawog said they ended the barricade because of this promise.
Court junks Pascual injunction against BCWD, Taguibo Aquatec By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
BUTUAN City––Judge Godofredo B. Abul, Jr. of the 10th Regional Trial Court Branch 4 here has finally driven the coffin’s nail to bury City Councilor Sergio Pascual’s attempt to halt the P500-million Public-Private Partnership Bulk Water Project of Taguibo Aquatech Solutions Corporation (TASC) and Butuan City Water District (BCWD). In his Order dated October 14, 2013, Abul ruled that the “case is considered dismissed.” The case under SP Civil Case No. 1506 For” “Injunction with Plea
on August 2013
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mental Procedure (Order dated September 13, 2013 and September 20, 2013). However, instead of complying with said orders, plaintiff vigorously pursued a different way of circumventing the rules, it filed a Verified Motion for Inhibition which was denied by the Court Resolution dated September 24, 2013. It is a remote possibility that the plaintiff will comply with the order of the Court to amend their pleading. Pursuant to Rule 17 (Section 3) of the Rules of Court which should be applied in a suppletory manner, this case is considered dismissed.”
Amante wants Butuan history in local education curriculum
By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
BUTUAN City––Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. has urged the Department of E ducat ion (D epE d) here to include in its curriculum this city’s history and help in propagating the Butuanon language in elementary and high schools here. Amante made the call yesterday as he turned over two KIA K2700 vehicles to local DepEd office led by Schools Division Superintendent Josita Carmen. According to Amante, “By providing our school children and the youth knowledge about our histor y, it will open their See charges | page 11 minds to their origin and develop love for our city. The more will they become more fascinated and their interest enhanced MALAYBALAY BRANCH in our rich culture and history as more balangay and artifacts are Kimberlite Pawnshop will be having an boats discovered in our midst. AUCTION SALE on all items that expired This is also true with the Butu anon l angu age as
for a 72-hour ex-parte TEPO and a regular TEPO”, filed by Caraga Indigenous Peoples’ Management and Developmenty Corporation, represented by Pascual, sought to enjoin TASC and BCWD from proceeding with the water project for alleged failure to comply with the free prior and informed consent process with the Anticala Pianing Tribal Organization (APTO) pursuant to the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act, the PPP project falling within the ancestral domain of APTO. Abul’s order stated: “Plaintiff was ordered to make the necessary amendments in their pleading to conform to the Rules on Environ-
TURN-OVER OF TWO VEHICLES TO BUTUAN DEPED.
Butuan Schools Division Supt. Josita Carmen (right) thanks Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.(2nd from right) for providing her office two KIA K2700 vehicles and vows to support the city government’s programs especially in including in DepEd’s curriculum Butuan’s history and propagating the Butuanon language. Mindanao Daily News photo by Pat Samonte.
the students learn more about its beauty in very few Butuanon-speaking villages here.” Councilor Ramon Carampatana, who chairs the Committee on Education, said “It is our obligation to our ancestors and our
people to propagate the Butuanon language. We have to intervene by making our youth learn about our history and language. They are our link to the past and the future.” Amante promised to provide DepEd more
vehicles which he said “needs more mobility for its programs and to help implement government projects as well.” Supt. Carmen assured the local DepEd’s support of the city government programs.
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Fil-Am candidate in CD0 barangay election killed
AGAYAN DE ORO -- A 75-yearold Filipino-American who was running as a member of the barangay council here was stabbed dead Saturday evening, police said.
Police investigators said that C esar Cabillion, died of two stabbed wounds, one a fatal wound in the back that penetrated the victim’s lungs.
Investigators suspected that the victim was robbed because his bag containing leaf lets and an undermined amount of cash were gone.
brother Saturday evening. She said that Cabillon who was on the barangay campaign trail with the caretaker as his aide, had money in his possession. Ronulo identified the caretaker as Rafael Bandoy, 19, and the elder brother known only as “JM” Bandoy, 27. Police said they recovered the victim’s belongings – a bag, a gun stapler,
Rebecca Ronulo, the lived-in partner of Cabillon, told police that her partner was running for a seat as a member of the barangay council in the coming barangay elections on Oct. 28, 2013. She said that she had a suspicion that it was the farm caretaker who robbed and killed her partner because the latter reportedly fled along with an elder
Police seized 9 revolvers, 2 rifles in checkpoints in various checkpoints set up in various areas in Northern Mindanao by the combined elements of the PNP and Comelec officials. He said that most of the offenders were civilians. “They were already charged in court with the violation of the Comelec gun ban,” Pareja added. Lawyer Renator Magbutay, of the regional
with nobody answering it,” Ronulo said. She said that she went to the farmhouse Sunday morning only to find out that the victim was already dead lying beside their farmhouse. Police said the suspects failed to take the cell phone because it was concealed in another zippered pocket of the bag. (PNA)
Barangay candidates ink peace covenant
An Imam, a Muslim religious leader, offers a prayer before slaughtering one of the 28 cows during the celebration of Korban Festival spearheaded by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte on October 17, 2013. Lanao del Norte officials witness the ritual. (LDN PIO)
CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro -- The police has confiscated nine revolvers, two rifles, and 30 bladed weapons for alleged violation of the Commissions on Elections (Comelec) gun ban campaign in the region. Police Supt. Michael Pareja, spokesperson of the PNP regional command here, said that the seized items were intercepted
cellular phone, a blooded ball cup, and a knife at the crime scene. Ronulo told the police that she was not at the farmhouse when the incident took place because she was at their other house in barangay proper of Lumbia when the incident happened. “I called C esar last night but the cell phone just ke eps on r ing ing
Comelec office, also said that election officials had already identified “areas of concern” in Northern Mindanao. He said that the PNP has already sent forces to the region’s “areas of concern” to ensure a peace and orderly conduct of the barangay elections in these places during the holding of the barangay elections on Oct. 28, 2013. (PNA)
CAGAYAN DE ORO -Some 2,000 candidates in the coming October 28 barangay elections in Cagayan de Oro City signed a covenant for peace after joining a “Walk for Peace” march here on Sunday. Police Inspector Lemuel Gonda of the Cagayan de Oro City Police said that the activity was also participated in by supporters as well as officials of the Commissions on Elections, the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, and the National
Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections. He said that “Walk for Peace” march and the covenant of peace were aimed at having an orderly, secure, fair election on Election Day. Over 200 candidates were running for the position as barangay chairpersons while about 1,800 were seeking a seat in the barangay council on Oct. 28 barangay elections here. The nine-day barangay election campaign period started on Friday last week. (PNA)
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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 Born with a limb anomaly, 11-year-old Prelyn joins passing running enthusiasts in the mountains of Pugaan in Iligan City Sunday morning (20 Oct. 2013). She runs with only one leg, barefoot, on the rough trails of Sitio Taluntunan, about 240 meters above sea level. (MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera)
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DOLE-X Camiguin Provincial Head Errol Natividad discusses PESO institutionalization process to Councilors Jaime M. Baclayo and Argenito C. Sabacajan and PESO Manager Atanacio Lusdoc, Jr. during one of their SB sessions in Mambajao Municipal Hall.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Region 10 and Local Government Units (LGUs) of Misamis Oriental and Camiguin for the institutionalization of the Public Employment Service Office or PESO. - Mindanao Daily, October 20, 2013 -
The PESO is linked with DOLE for DOLE-10 Regional Director, Atty. coordination and technical super- Alan M. Macaraya says the welcome vision, to ensure a prompt, timely, development is also in support with and efficient delivery of employment DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilisservice and provision of information Baldoz’s aim that “the more instituon other DOLE programs. tionalized PESOs we have, the better For Mambajao, Camiguin, we will be the employment facilitation salute Councilors Jaime M. Baclayo services capability of the government. and Argenito C. Sabacajan For its initiative, DOLE Editorial who authored the PESO Indeserves also a public apstitutionalization Ordinance which preciation. was enacted in June 2013, and subse- Director Macaraya is correct in sayquently approved by Mayor Ma. Luisa ing that “the PESOs are the frontline D. Romualdo and the Sangguniang actors especially in curbing jobs and Bayan skills mismatch in the local commu Congratulations too to the munici- nities,” palities of Gitagum- Mayor Rodrolfo Macabaya is hoping too that the O. Buray; Naawan- Mayor Jaime C. other LGUs in the region find insight Roa; Libertad- Mayor Mario M. Jagus; and inspiration from LGU Mambajao and Laguindingan–Mayor Oliver L. and institutionalize their respective Ubaub for the creation of their re- PESOs as well. Well said änd done spective PESOs . Director!
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The lifeline of the government I thought of resigning my pen. However, my readers have been egging me to write again. They missed this column much as I missed it myself. There was so much to write. It was the time that denied me the chance to push the pen back to its track. My apology to my readers who have been with this column for years. Now, I am back. So, what’s the order of the day? Cris Diaz Nothing but the usual humdrum of the shackles that tied us in the quagmire of poverty, denial, injustice, and a bleak future. What is there to expect in a country whose leaders have mastered nothing but stealing the money of the taxpayers? While the popular demand was to abolish the controversial “pork,” no less than President Aquino was clinging to it. Yes, Aquino thinks the lifeline of his administration hangs in the “pork barrel.” Aquino thinks that without the “pork” he could no longer feed the voraciously “corrupt” (of course, with the exclusion of the few good men) Congress – both in the Upper and Lower House – to pursue the President’s self-styled justice system. Remember the Corona case? The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who was unceremoniously “impeached” for the simple reason that Aquino did not like him? Did anybody know that Malacanang, through the President’s more than a Trillion-peso
“pork” described as “Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP),” bribed the Senators and Congressmen to impeach and convict Corona? Corona got the ire of Aquino for penning a decision that leads to the distribution of the Aquino-Cojuangco owned Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. While more than 34 million people in a country of about 80 million people wallow in abject poverty, here is a government that spent billions of pesos in the pursuit of its whims and caprices. While hundreds and thousands of people are dying because of disasters and calamities, here is a government that would spend billions of pesos for fighter jets. At least, that was the observation of the earthquake victims in Cebu and Bohol where the government, they said, was simply playing tricks at the expense of the victims. Was it fair for Aquino’s spokesperson to say that the earthquake victims should not expect assistance from the President sans the DAP? Callous and shameful leadership are words that could, perhaps, relieve a despondent country in appreciating a rotten system of governance. While the government workers, especially the contract workers, are measly underpaid, here is a system that has the gall of spending taxpayers money for their own comfort. Have this country institutionalized the art of corruption as the only way to become a successful political system? It seems that corruption has become the soul and the lifeline of this government that, without it, it would be next to impossible to survive as a country and as a people. React: email@example.com
he takes a few hours of break after his morning run and resumes his training in the afternoon under Coach Freddie Roach at the Wild Card Gym here. Fernandez said they are so far satisfied with the performance of Pacquiao’s sparring mates, who take turns in imitating Rios’ fighting style.
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Ghanaian Fredrick Lawson and Filipino Dan Nazareno Jr. -completed an eightkilometer run on a grueling uphill portion of the national highway in Barangay Tinoto in Maasim town. Pacquiao was able to finish the run in
just 30 minutes, a feat he described as quite extraordinary claiming ordinary athletes usually hurdle the said stretch in about an hour. “Naunahan pa nga nya yung kanyang spar mates. Malayo talaga ang lamang at consistent na mabilis ang takbo nya,” he said. Based on Pacquiao’s daily training schedule,
“Rios is a known workhorse so we’re targeting to complete 125 to 130 rounds of sparring sessions for this fight,” he said. Fernandez said their camp has so far drawn up several game plans focusing on getting an early knockout win for Pacquiao, who is making a comeback after last year’s twin losses
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Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas
F resh G ospel of the day: Luke12:4953(October24, 2013-Thursday) Luke 12:49-53-I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the -- a questionable split decision to undefeated American Timothy Bradley and a knockout against Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez. He said they are preparing for several scenarios of the fight, specifically possible switches to the fighting strategies of Rios, who is known for his aggressive style.
son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: Is this literal statements? The answer is no since He is the prince of peace. In Isaiah 9:6-7-For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Prior to the birth of Jesus Christ, there was already See NO FEAR, page 11
“We’re focusing on both offense and defense. We are making all the necessary preparations as we can’t afford to take any chances,” he added. Team Pacquiao has earlier scheduled to leave for Macau on Nov. 18 or about a week before the scheduled fight. A report from the MindaNews
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DSWD, Army ink MOA to build bunkhouses for Zambo evacuees
A M B OA NG A CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Army’s 52nd Engineer Brigade forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) Friday for the construction of bunkhouses for families displaced by last month’s standoff here.
DSWD regional director Zenaida Arevalo and Col. Reynaldo Mutiangpili, 52nd Engineer Brigade commander, signed the MoA that provides for the construction
of 21 bunkhouses inside the Mayor Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex. The sports complex houses most of the evacuees displaced by the 20-day standoff after Moro National Liberation Front members loyal to founding chair Nur Misuari laid siege on some coastal villages of the city on September 9. Arevalo said the bunkhouses could house at least 400 families. Each room could accommodate 10 to 15 persons. As of October 2, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported that 19,043
families or 101,225 individuals were still staying inside 37 evacuation centers. Arevalo said the project would cost at least P10 million, at P516,000 for each bunkhouse. The fund will come from the P3.89 billion calamity and contingency funds announced earlier by President Benigno Aquino III. Arevalo said they are already in the process of identifying the beneficiaries of the project. Priority will be given to families whose houses were burned at the height of the standoff, she said. (MindaNews)
Council chairman and Zamboanga del Sur governor Antonio H. Cerilles (2nd from left) receives an achiever during the opening program of the 8th Western Mindanao Regional Scouts Jamboree held at Misamis Occidental Provincial Action Center, Oroquieta City on October 18, 2013. Cerilles is flanked by Pagadian City mayor Romeo Pulmones, Misamis Occidental 2nd district representative Atty. Jorge T. Amonte, BSP regional chairman Sultan Ansary Maongco and regional director Pedro B. Penados. (Pia Zamboanga Peninsula/gcc)
Zamboanga City - A total of 149 hostages have been recovered from the hands of the breakaway MNLF group under Nur Misuari, following the concerted and calibrated efforts of the government forces to secure the safety of all captives. Crisis Management Committee Chair Beng Climaco expressed her joy and relief at this development. The safety of all hostages has been Climaco’s paramount priority
ever since the eruption of the conflict last week. “Early this morning, we heaved a sigh of relief in the light of the safe rescue of 79 hostages in addition to the 36 rescued/released last night and the 34 others liberated the previous days,” said Climaco during the press briefing marking the 9th day of the standoff Tuesday afternoon, September 17. The AFP attributed the high recovery of hostages
to the increasing pressure exerted against the breakaway group by the constant and concentrated operations of all government troops. Recounting the story of one of the hostages, she reiterated that the government never gave up on the hostages. “Your government has exhausted all means. The objective to be able to bring to safety the hostages had been met and while there were cases of individuals
who died in the course of all these, we have made all possible ways to save the lives of our people,” said Climaco. The Mayor noted that the crisis would not have reached this point if the government did not think about the welfare of the hostages. “No hay kane con ustedes deha,” she added fervently. Hostages have reunited with their families after undergoing tactical debriefing and psychosocial processing
Beng rejoices over freed hostages by the PNP and DSWD, respectively. The CIDG is likewise on hand to process information that will be used in the filing of cases against the perpetrators. Climaco, during the presscon also lamented over the news that City Police Director OIC Co. Chiquito Malayo was in the hands of the breakaway MNLF group. At night time however, Malayo reportedly was freed unharmed along with his men.
As the areas of operations of the breakaway group continue to shrink, Climaco cautioned all barangays to remain vigilant. She enjoined residents to observe the curfew and the help secure their respective places. “Pabor segura que conose ustedes con el mga hente areredor y si tiene mga disconosido persona insiguidas reporta na autoridad,” advised the Mayor. (Jasmine Mohammadsali/Administrator)
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2 years later, still no cases filed vs. Fr. Pops’ suspects
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IDAPAWAN CITY – “Let us keep our hope for justice alive.”
This was the message of Kidapawan Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, DD, during the Eucharistic Celebration on the second death anniversary of Italian missionary Fausto “Pops” Tentorio, PIME, at the bishop’s residence compound here today. The Italian missionary was gunned down inside his parish compound in Arakan, North Cotabato. Two years later, no cases against the suspects have been filed in court yet. Dela Cruz urged the parishioners to continue praying and not to lose hope in pursuing justice for Tentorio. “Hope springs eternal,” the bishop said. Just like the killing of Fr. Tulio Favali in 1985, the parishioners remained hopeful that justice will be achieved. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit,” Dela Cruz read the gospel. Ten other priests joined the bishop in a mass held beside the cemetery, where slain missionary Tulio Favali was also buried in 1985. Around 1,000 people coming from different parishes of the diocese gathered for the commemoration of Tentorio’s killing. The parishioners, lumads, and members of militant groups marched around
the major thoroughfares of the city amid the heavy rain. The bishop said the Church is grateful for the persistence of Fr. Peter Geremia, Tentorio’s colleague in the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME) and fellow Italian, despite his age. Like a miracle Geremia said in an interview last week that it would be “like a miracle” if justice will be served (on Tentorio’s case) in his lifetime. At 75, Geremia admitted that he had some frustrations while struggling to build up the case against the suspected paramilitary members who were reportedly behind the killing of the 59-year-old missionary. “If that were to happen, that will be like a miracle. I would be grateful. But if it doesn’t come out completely in my time, maybe it will come out eventually,” he told MindaNews. Tentorio’s parishioners have been accusing the military as behind the killing, which the military repeatedly denied. Tentorio has been known for his advocacy work for the indigenous peoples, environment and human rights. Geremia, assistant parish priest of Arakan, admitted that some of his colleagues and parishioners have been telling him that what he is
Militant groups and parishioners of slain Italian missionary Fausto "Pops" Tentorio, PIME, call for justice in a march rally in Kidapawan City on Thursday October 17, 2013. The rally is in commemoration of the 2nd death anniversary of the priest. Up to this day, no cases have been filed in court yet against the suspects. (Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco)
trying to accomplish in the present system is almost impossible. Like the exposé on the anomalous transactions on the priority development assistance fund (PDAF), Geremia said he is also hoping that a whistleblower would come out and say something about the system of impunity in the government. He added that it seems those who have been implicated, particularly the members of the paramilitary
group, are “untouchables.” “We continue to challenge the system of impunity as we continue to challenge the system of corruption,” Geremia stressed. Further investigation Gregorio Andolana, lawyer of the Diocese of Kidapawan, said they have requested for further investigation following the retraction of three witnesses. Al Calica, chief regional prosecutor for Region 12, has ordered for further investigation following the
clarificatory hearings held in Arakan last July. During the hearing, Geremia said witnesses presented by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) retracted their statements implicating brothers Jose and Dimas Sampulna, in effect clearing the Sampulna brothers. “So now the accused are only the Ato brothers and the five Baganis headed by Jan Corbala, alias Kumander Iring,” the priest said. Andolana, a former con-
gressman, said that even with the admission of former North Cotabato Governor Manny Piñol that the Baganis exist, no investigation has been made. During the public inquiry conducted by the Commission on Human Rights last May, Piñol admitted that they organized and trained the Bagani paramilitary. The Ato brothers, who were arrested in December 2011, are still under the custody of North Cotabato CASES | page 11
DSWD 12 reports accomplishments in State of the Region Address By DANILO E. DOGUILES
Locals brave the foul smell of the recent fish kill that hit Lake Sebu on Sunday, October 20,2013, in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato. (MindaNews photo by Bong Sarmiento)
KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato - For the first time, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 12 will hold a State of the Region Address to report its accomplishments in line with its mandate to ser ve the poor, marginalized, and vulnerable sectors. The SORA, set Thursday (October 17) morning, will be held at the Productivity and Technolog y (Protech) Center along Alunan Avenue here w here dif ferent programs, plans and activities of the agency will also be showcased. DSWD-12 Regional Director Bai Zorahayda T. Taha, is expected to highlight the initiatives and activities of the agency in providing coordinated programs and policies for social protection, poverty
reduction, and empowerment. “This is one way of sharing the fruits of our collaborative efforts and on how we have grown and progressed as one family that continues to improve the deliver y of social services to the poor here in region-12,” Taha said in a statement. The SORA is also expected to frontline the agency’s accomplishments in convergence strategy, partnerships, good governance, building competencies and many others. Among expected to grace the activity include partners f rom provincial and lo cal government units, legislators, national government agencies, non-government organizations, civil society org ani z at i ons, me d i a and other sectors. (DEDoguilesPIA 1 2 w it h H T E st a c i on , DSWD-12)
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Rebels imposing permit-to-campaign on barangays in Davao, North Cotabato
AVAO CITY -- A top military commander confirmed that the communist rebels are imposing permit-to-campaign (PTC) in some barangays in North Cotabato.
Speaking to reporters, Major General Ariel Bernardo, commander of the 10th Infantry Division said the rebels exact taxation on local candidates even for
the forthcoming barangay elections through the so called PTC. He lamented the rep or ts t hat communist rebels impose PTC even
on the electoral exercise involving the candidates of the basic unit structure of governance. “It is sad that the rebels compel the compliance of PTC even on leaders whom everybody in the community knows,” Bernardo said. The Army commander in Davao Region made a tour of his area of responsibility as far as some
parts of South and North Cotabato. He said that 100 barangays are placed under areas of concern in Davao Region while 40 barangays are placed under the same classification in South and North Cotabato. Bernardo said the areas of concern include the whole province of Compostela Valley, portions
DFA slates foreign service officer exams on Dec. 15 DAVAO CITY — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has announced that the second 2013 Foreign Service Officer (FSO) examinations will be conducted on December 15 this year, for the hiring of candidates for the position of Foreign Service Officer, Class IV. Qualified applicants must be Filipino citizens, less than thirty-six (36) years of age on the day of the Career Service Examination and they should have at least EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS OF DECEASED Spouses JAIME A. BAVIERA, Sr. and ANSELMA R. BAVIERA With DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Spouses JAIME A. BAVIERA, Sr., who died at Cagayan de Oro City, on May 15, 1959, and ANSELMA R. BAVIERA, who died at Kibawe, Bukidnon on April 14, 1954, without any will both died. That the said deceased left a real property, situated at Kibawe, Bukidnon and more particularly describe as follows; Tax Declaration No. 02-09-8415 “A parcel of agricultural land, Lot No. 6048, Survey No. PLS-112, situated in the Barangay of Gutapol, Municipality of Kibawe, Province of Bukidnon, containing an area of FORTY THOUSAND (40,000) square meters more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS OF DECEASED Spouses JAIME A. BAVIERA, Sr. and ANSELMA R. BAVIERA With DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into by and among: JAIME R. BAVIERA Jr., of legal age, married, Filipino, and a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines; JERRY R. BAVIERA, of legal age, married, Filipino, and a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines; JANICE R. BAVIERA-CO, of legal age, married and a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Kibawe, Bukidnon; and ROGELIO E. ACEDO, representing JEAN R. BAVIERA-ACEDO, who died on DEC. 8, 2010, of legal age, widower, Filipino, and a resident of Barangay Poblacion, Kibawe, Bukidnon, Philippines. That the above-named parties collectively herein referred to as the HEIR-VENDORS, are all of legal age, are the legitimate and sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND (P 50,000.00) PESOS Philippine Currency, is hereby acknowledge by the HEIR-VENDORS from JESUSA A. TALHA, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Paragupac, Barangay Gutapol, Kibawe, Bukidnon, herein referred to as the VENDEE, the HEIR-VENDORS do hereby SELL, TRANSFER, CEDE and CONVEY unto the said VENDEE that parcel of land described above. As per Doc. No. 99; Page No. 20; Book No. IX; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. PAUL VINCENT G. VILLEGAS. MDN: OCT. 15, 22 & 29, 2013
graduated from a four-year bachelor’s degree course. Applicants should also have undergone employment or have undertaken at least two years of further studies after graduating from college or university, DFA press release stated. DFA advised interested applicants to personally submit on November 8, 2013 duly accomplished forms that may be downloaded from the DFA website (www.dfa. gov.ph) or may be obtained from DFA office located at the Third Floor, SM City Davao, Quimpo Blvd., Davao City or at the Civil Service Commission. The required documents to be attached are the following: certified true copy (CTC) of transcript of records (TOR) from college or university EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF SENON B. SEGUNDO AND DESAMPARADO N. SEGUNDO WITH DEED OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Deceased SENON B. SEGUNDO, who died on January 25, 1997 at Cagayan de Oro and DESAMPARADOS N. SEGUNDO, who died on June 17, 1990 at Cagayan de Oro, left a parcel of land situated at Gusa, City of Cagayan de Oro covered by TCT No. T-36346 particularly described as follows: A parcel of land (Lot 7, Block 10 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-111565 being a portion of Lot 2224, Cagayan Cadastre, LRC Cad. Record No. 1569, situated in the Barrio of Gusa, City of Cagayan de Oro, with an area of SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE (673) SQUARE METERS more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF SENON B. SEGUNDO AND DESAMPARADO N. SEGUNDO WITH DEED OF SALE, made and entered by and among; SOCORRO S. RODRIGO, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City; REMEDIOS S. REPENSKI, of legal age, Filipino, widower and a resident of Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; LEONARDO N. SEGUNDO, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Camella Homes, upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City; are the legitimate Heirs of the deceased. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE MILLION PESOS (P 1,000,000.00) Philippine Currency in hand paid by CHONA R. ECHAVEZ, of legal age, Filipino, married to Bu P. Semaña and a resident of #1613 San Pablo St., Sta. Cecilia Village, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. hereby SELL, CONVEY, AND TRANSFER by way of Absolute Sale unto said CHONA R. ECHAVEZ his heirs and assigns, the parcel of land above-described. As per Doc. No. 319; Page No. 64; Book No. 101; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: OCT. 8, 15, & 22, 2013
and post-graduate schools; CTC of TOR of diploma or certificate of graduation from college or university and of post-graduate schools. Certified true copy of TOR and diplomas or certificate of graduation obtained from a foreign school with English translation, or duly authenticated by a Philippine Foreign Service post must also be submitted. The other required documents include: proof of past or present employment or further studies and original birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) with the following terms: For a Philippine citizen with dual or multiple citizenships: a notarized affidavit stating that upon passing the examination, he/she intends to renounce his/her oath of allegiance to his/her other countries of citizenship; he/ she must also submit a notarized affidavit stating that he/ she is a permanent resident in the Philippines. For those born abroad : Report of Birth duly authenEXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED RODOLFO VELEZ FRANCISCO Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased RODOLFO VELEZ FRANCISCO, who died on November 14, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, covered by Tax Declaration No. G-152506 which is more particularly described as follows; Owner: Rodolfo Velez Francisco; Location: Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City; Cadastral Lot No. 6265 C-5; Kind: Residential (with one-storey residential building); Area: 218 sq.m. is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED RODOLFO VELEZ FRANCISCO, made and executed by and among; 1. FLORENCIA D. FRANCISCO, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and resident of Zone 6, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City and the surviving wife of the deceased; 2. MARK D. FRANCISCO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and resident of Zone 6, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City and the surviving son of the deceased; 3. MAY ANN D. FRANCISCO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and resident of Zone 6, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City and the surviving daughter of the deceased; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate wife/children and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs. As per Doc. No. 498; Page No. 100; Book No. 174; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: OCT. 15, 22, & 29, 2013
ticated by the Foreign Service post may also be submitted in case the original birth certificate issued by the NSO is not available. A certification of non-availability of birth certificate shall be submitted along with the Report of Birth. For married applicants: marriage contract issued by the National Statistics Office. If married to a foreigner, he/ she must secure from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, through the Board of Foreign Service Examinations authority to take the FSO Examinations. DFA also required the applicants to submit ten copies of 4.5cm. x 3.5cm. photos (colored, with white background) taken within three months prior to filing of application; printed on good quality photo paper; in standard close-up shot; in bare face; showing the full frontal view of the face of the applicant; with the applicant’s full and handwritten (not computer generated) name tag in the format : first name, middle initial, last name, and extension name (if any) and signature over printed name. CSC webpage http:// excell.csc.gov.ph/cscweb/ geninfo_cse.html may be viewed for photograph details. Further, two self-addressed and self-stamped envelopes marked as priority mail, and two original valid identification cards (IDs) and copy of each ID are also required. DFA said a non-refundable admission fee of P500.00 shall be collected from those who shall take the 15 December 2013 CSE-FSO only upon inspection and acceptance of their application. The examination is composed of five parts: 1) Career Service Examination for Foreign Service Officer (CSE-FSO), 2) Preliminary Interview, 3) Written Test, 4) Psychological Test and 5) Oral Test. DFA urged interested individuals to contact DFA Mindanao at telephone number 082-2854885 or 082-2851900 for inquiries and further details. (PIA-11/ Carina L. Cayon/DFA PR)
of Davao del Norte all the way to Paquibato District, Davao City, Davao CityArakan Valley, North Cotabato boundary, Malita, Davao del Sur-Alabel, Sarangani boundary, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur and Colombio, Sultan Kudarat boundary, and the Tulunan, North CotabatoDavao del Sur boundary. He said the barangay
elections offer the opportunity for people to select pro-democracy leaders. “Residents have to realize the importance of choosing leaders who not command respect but also listen to the will of the people. They must be guided in putting to office pro-democracy leaders,” Bernardo said. (RGA/ JSD/PIA-XI)
Clinical labs urged to form reg’l network to improve services DAVAO CITY – Directors, pathologists and medical technologists from public and private clinical laboratories in the region were urged to form a network aiming to strengthen capabilities of laboratories in providing quality services. In a bid to improve laboratory services, the Department of Health (DOH) has been pushing for the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the National Health Laboratory Network (NHLN) initiative at the regional level. Pathologist Dr. Tomas P. Maramba, Jr., chair of the Technical Working Group on Strategic Plan for NHLN and Task Force Laboratory Network, recently introduced the national framework of NHLN to over 60 stakeholders in Davao Region, mostly medical directors, pathologists and medical technologists. Maramba said the NHLN is a functional, sustainable, cost effective, harmonious network of health laboratories, both government and private which will support clinical and public health programs through the provision of quality, timely, reliable, affordable and accessible laboratory services. The existence of a laboratory network would bring about the establishment of a formal system of referral of specimens and reporting of results in various health laboratories in the region, he stated. Maramba also emphasized that the network shall serve to strengthen the capabilities of each laboratory within the network to implement the strategies of the NHLN Strategic Plan. The networking shall cover national hospital laboratories, local government hospital and health labs and private hospital and non-hospital labs, he added. Minda Quitoriano of DOH National Unit for Health Laboratories said the network would help laboratories be updated and upgraded of the facilities, equipment and skills
of workforce as part of the standardized performance and services. “There are those laboratories with cross substandard services. They need to upgrade their equipment and the skills of their staff. Wala silang mahingan ng technical assistance,” Quitoriano said. Maramba also raised the importance for pathologists and medical technologists to be proactive in persuading their medical directors or chief of hospitals that investment in the laboratory makes good sense for quality services. Expecting insufficient budget from DOH and local government units for public hospitals and health facilities, he suggested that the strategic plan for the regional network should include formulation of a project proposal for wouldbe donors. Maramba further urged pathologists and medical technologists to ask medical directors, chief of hospitals or provincial governors “to make a “dream” budget that will take care of the resources to handle the workload you expect next year, plus the cost of implementing the action plan. This budget would be greater than the budget given.” Meanwhile, Dr. Marissa Orillaza of DOH-Quality Management System Standards (DOH-QMS) in the Clinical Laboratory, bared that the National Capital Region has already formed its laboratory network which is being handled by the network’s Council. “The network is commendable. Its strategic plan and project proposals are already for approval. The region’s Center for Health Development (CHD) is supportive of the network,” Orillaza said of the NCR laboratory network. She posed a challenge to Davao Region to be the second region in the country to organize its laboratory network and formulate its own strategic plan. (RGA/ CLC/PIA-XI)
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Cases... from page 9
Rep. Nancy Catamco (2nd Dist.). Dominador Damlayon, one of the witnesses that had earlier pointed at brothers Jimmy and Robert Ato, had already retracted his statement that he signed before the NBI in Cagayan de Oro last year. Damlayon claimed that a certain Loloy brought him to the NBI office in Cagayan de Oro City, and that he was forced to sign the prepared affidavit. But the NBI denied Damlayon’s claim, adding they did not know any Loloy. Keeping the memory alive Unlike the case of Favali, the progress of Tentorio’s case is very slow. Geremia recounted that Favali’s killers were sentenced in a little more than two years after the April 11, 1985 killing in Tulunan, North Cotabato. Both Andolana and Geremia believe that somebody is “blocking or manipulating” to mislead the investigation. Andolana, who also served as the Church’s counsel during Favali’s case, admitted that they feel “like they are alone” in pursuing justice for Tentorio. “During the Favali case, we can feel the eagerness of the people, they were cooperating. But now, it seems that Fr. Peter is the only one who is actively fighting for justice,” he said in an interview. Amid the slow progress, Geremia is still hopeful that he and the people of Arakan will achieve justice for his slain colleague. He said that his quest for justice is not just for his fellow missionary but also for the other victims of extra-judicial killings. “We keep on pursuing justice to keep the memory of the victims alive. And to keep their cause alive,” he said.
Climbs... from page 1
10,020 houses and damaged 35,621 others in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo, Siquijor and Guimaras. Damage was estimated at P867.24 million in terms of roads, bridges, flood control, and school and public buildings, including P763.48 million in Bohol alone. (PNA)
Minalwang... from page 1
Misamis Oriental which is several kilometers away and where the PEF’s field biologist found the eagle on October 8. The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), a critically endangered species described by the late aviator Charles Lindbergh as the “air’s noblest flier,” is the country’s national bird. With the help of the barangay captain, no money was paid for the retrieval
of the bird, said Salvador. Minalwang before it flew out of the cage on August 15, 2013. The bird was found dead on October 11. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation Minalwang before it flew out of the cage on August 15, 2013. The bird was found dead on October 11. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Eagle Foundation He explained that the biologist’s initial assessment was that the eagle had lost weight since its release in mid-August. Before Minalwang was released in Gingoog, it was transferred to a temporary cage at the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao City three weeks earlier to acclimatize to a forest environment. “This method of release, known as hacking, was designed to slowly orient the eagle to its surroundings before it is set free into the wild,” a press statement from PEF on Minalwang’s release said. Salvador said the eagle was returned back to the forest on October 9 and was found dead two days later. When Minalwang arrived at the Eagle Center here on October 19, 2011, it was malnourished and bruised. In his speech during Minalwang’s release in Gingoog City on August 15, Salvador said: “We have accomplished the easy part. The difficult part is to keep the eagle alive in the wild… the biggest challenge is to obtain the protection of the local community. We need to understand that the Philippine Eagle symbolizes the health of the wildlife in the eco-system. Protection of these eagles secures the health of the communities downstream.” Minalwang is the fourth killed among six eagles released into the wild and tracked down through radio telemetry since 1999. Freed but back in captivity Sinaka, the first rescued and rehabilitated eagle released into the wild in Mt. Sinaka, Arakan, North Cotabato on July 1, 1999, is still alive. But Sinaka is alive only because it was returned to the Eagle Center. Salvador said Sinaka is “back at the Center as it kept on getting captured by locals.” Sinaka was brought to the Eagle Center on June 15, 1999 for treatment of “traumatic head injuries.” It was in a “very bad condition with its legs tied with a dog chain when found by the PEF field research team.” Further examination showed a ”more pervasive problem” as X-rays showed the bird’s body was ”peppered with lead shots.” Ten lead pellets were found in the bird’s body. Sinaka’s release into the wild on July 1, 1999 was the first time PEF used radio telemetry. A tiny two-staged backpack transmitter was attached to Sinaka’s back to allow the monitoring
of its movements through a transceiver held by field researchers. Salvador said the findings from the study of Sinaka’s movements would include how the eagles use their habitat, how wide it is, and to ”give us better understanding of whether the bird strays from the forest territory or remains within the forest.” Freed, lived for 261 days Five years later, on Earth Day, April 22, 2004, Kabayan, an eagle conceived and hatched in captivity, was released into the forests of Mt. Apo, at the Philippine National Oil Company’s Geothermal Field in Barangay Ilomavis, Kidapawan City. Dubbed as Asia’s first captive-bred bird released into the wild, Kabayan died from electrocution on January 8, 2005 when it perched on a high-voltage cable. Named after the donor, then Vice President Noli “Kabayan” de Castro, Kabayan survived in the forest for 261 days, although ventured only near the release site. It was found dead about a kilometer from where it was freed. On the day of Kabayan’s release on April 22, 2004, Salvador gave the eagle a “50-50 chance at survival in the wild.” Freed, slaughtered Kagsabua, another eagle rehabilitated at the Eagle Center since 2006 and returned to the forests in March 2008 was killed by a local hunter near the village in Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park in Bukidnon four months later, in July 2008. Kagsabua’s transmitter was found buried near a creek while bird’s feet believed to be Kagsabua’s were also recovered. Bryan Balaon, a Higaonon from La Fortuna, Impasug-ong in Bukidnon, was later found guilty of killing Kasagbua and fined P100,000 by the court. Balaon admitted to having shot Kagsabua with an air gun and brought the dead bird home where he cooked and ate it with friends. He also admitted burying the transmitter. Under RA 9147, the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, killing a critically endangered species such as Philippine Eagles is penalized by “imprisonment of a minimum of six years and one day to 12 years and/ or a fine of P100,000 to a million pesos, if inflicted or undertaken against species listed as critical.” Freed simultaneously On October 29, 2009, the PEF released two eagles – the then three-year old captive-bred male eagle Hineleban and Kalabugao, a rescued and rehabilitated eagle, inside the protected Mt. Kitanglad Mountain Range. Kalabugao was brought to the Eagle Center here in 2008 after it was rescued in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon,
its right leg injured by a 22.caliber pellet. Hinelaban was reported missing a month after its release. Tatit Quiblat, then PEF Information officer said an intensive search led to the recovery of the carcass of a male Philippine Eagle in Barangay Lupiagan in Bukidnon on January 15, 2010. It was believed to be Hinelaban’s. Lone survivor But it’s not all bad news for the freed eagles. Kalabugao is the lone eagle that has survived the wild for almost four years now. By October 29, 2013, Kalabugao would have been in the forest for four years. Salvador said Kalabugao has been tracked down somewhere in Misamis Oriental. In a 2004 interview after Kabayan’s release, Salvador told MindaNews: “Eagles in the wild have to contend with a whole set of threats – both natural and humaninduced. They have to hunt for themselves, they have to fight with other eagles for territory, they cross open landscapes and in the process get shot at or captured, etc. Eagles in captivity get food daily and medical attention when necessary. However, eagles belong to the forest and that is where they should be. Captive breeding was undertaken with the primary goal of restoring eagle populations in the wild. The birds at the Center serve to further conservation goals by educating our people. It makes it easier for people to get involved and participate if they are able to visualize what it is they are trying to support.” (Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews)
Creation... from page 1
yes or no on the creation of the new province”. Campaign period would last until October 26 only, The Comelec would also observe the simple majority rule, or 50% +1 of the total number of votes cast. When asked who will lead the soon to be created province, Atty. Barlaan said that “the current governor will lead the newly created province. It will be first in the history in the country that a governor will hold two provinces.” (Earl O. Condeza, davaotoday.com)
Justice... from page 1
“excessive” pay checks and lavish benefits received by the executives of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS). Aquino at the time berated the members of the MWSS board of trustees who he said received P2.5 million (more than $58 thousand) annually apart from car benefits, technical assistance and loans.” Colmenares said that today, the same thing “is st i l l happ ening under Aquino’s watch, and his administration is the one defending it.”
The Makabayan congressman, who is also the senior deputy minority leader, decried SSS’ de Quiros’ “jet setting lifestyle” which, he said, contrasted starkly with the suffering forcibly being endured by SSS members “who have to line up all day just to get a pittance from their contributions, the lowest pension being P1,200 ($28) which is way below the poverty line.” Meanwhile, Gabriela Representatives Ilagan and de Jesus said that, in relation to the House Resolution they filed calling for an investigation into the awarding of bonuses for SSS board members, “We might need to expand the House resolution to cover all GOCCs, in order to arrest this epidemic.” The women legislators exclaimed that the state executives are “caught in an epidemic of thick-skinned insensitivity, aggrandizing themselves at the expense of taxpayers!” Representatives Emmi De Jesus and Luz Ilagan have flayed the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) for having defied the Commission on Audit’s admonition against the agency’s self-declared bonuses. The bonuses, said Gabriela representatives, were made even as Philhealth reported a P3.8-billion ($88.3 million) deficit in its reserve fund requirement last year. This deficit, in turn, was the justification cited by Philhealth CEO Alexander Padilla in doubling the mandatory fees being levied on overseas workers and the hike on voluntary contributions for local residents, Gabriela said. De Jesus emphasized that the budgeted Philhealth subsidies for 2014 has spiked to P35.295 billion ($820.15 million), a 180 percent increase from the 2013 budget. But despite that increase, she warned that patients will still continue to pay higher out-of-pocket costs because of the privatization of health services under Aquino. The better thing to do, according to the Gabriela solons, is to pare down the budget for Philhealth and re-channel the funds instead to more medicines and vaccines, medical equipment for public service use, increased MOOE for public hospitals, increased salaries of health personnel and the hiring of more health personnel “in order to truly realize a genuine universal health care coverage for Filipinos.” A similar solution has been suggested by KMU and B ayan Muna Rep. Colmenares: increasing the services and benefits for SSS members and pensions for retirees. Other progressive groups have also pressed the MWSS, and other government corporations, to treat it not as profit-oriented ventures
but as services. (http:// bulatlat.com)
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AMRI, however, has filed grave coercion charges against Kantrimyuka officials. Police said they expect warrants of arrest to be issued against the barricade participants this month. AMRI added it was mulling a damage claim against Kantrimayuka for the disruption that had caused the company “millions of losses.” Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo Romarate (2nd district) had earlier chided the police for not taking action against the barricade, which the lawmaker viewed as “extortion.” Early last month, the lawmaker also called on the House committee on national cultural communities to investigate, in aid of legislation, the “apparent intervention of certain local government officials by encouraging false claims and acts of extortion that are within the purview of our laws.” (Roel N. Catoto/ MindaNews)
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San Mig inches closer to PBA Governor’s Cup title MANILA, Oct. 20 – San Mig Coffee broke away in the third period to beat Petron Blaze, 114-103, on Sunday night and moved one win away from clinching the 2013 PBA Governor’s Cup at the Araneta Coliseum. Playmaker Mark Barroca came off the bench not only to lead the Coffee Mixers’ offense but put up crucial defensive stops on Petron’s import Elijah Millsap. Barroca hit 7-of-9 from the fields in scoring 22 points and dishing out 10 assists as the Coffee Mixers, coming off an 88-86 win in Game 4, took the title series lead at 3-2. Actually, the Petron Boosters posted their biggest 12-point lead, 46-34, but Coffee Mixers bounced back behind Barroca and import Marcus Blakely to end the first half at 54-all. From 64-all deadlock, the Coffee Mixers built a 14-5 rally and entered the fourth quarter with 87-80 margin. The Blaze Boosters moved with onepoint deficit, 89-91, but could not sustain rally as Yancy De Ocampo, seldom used
in the first four games and playing with five personal fouls, hit three straight jumpers before San Mig unleashed a decisive 11-0 run for 108-94 lead. Despite Petron’s own unanswered 8-0 blast that cut margin at 108-102, the Coffee Mixers maintained composure and held Petron to just a point in the final three minutes while James Yap hit a triple and a jumper to seal the important win for San Mig. ”Key tonight is just we hit shots. Mark hit shots. James came out last minute hit big shots. We just did things that kept them uncomfortable. Players played their hearts out,” San Mig head coach Tim Cone said. The scores: San Mig Coffee 114 - Blakely 30, Barroca 22, Simon 17, Yap 14, De Ocampo 10, Pingris 9, Mallari 5, Devance 5, Acuna 2. Petron 103 - Millsap 37, Fajardo 23, Tubid 12, Lutz 10, Lassiter 9, Lanete 5, Cabagnot 5, Santos 2, Kramer 0, Hubalde 0. Quarters: 21-18, 54-54, 87-80, 114103. (PNA) CTB/JFM
Russian boxer beats American for world championship title MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (PNA/RSport) -- Russian boxer Ruslan Provodnikov won the world championship title over American Mike Alvarado with a technical knockout after the tenth round of a fight for the World Boxing Organization (WBO). During the fight on Saturday night in Denver, Colorado, Provodnikov – nicknamed the “Siberian Rocky” by media – started on the offensive, landing more punches than his opponent and countering Alvarado’s uppercuts with alternating hooks and jabs.
The contest seemed even until the eighth round, when the Russian boxer managed to knock down Alvarado twice, badly injuring him. After dominating the next two rounds, Provodnikov scored the WBO junior welterweight championship when the referee called an end to the fight after the tenth round. The fight was the second WBO world title attempt for Provodnikov, who lost the title by split decision to defending American champion Timothy Bradley in March. (PNA/RIA Novosti) CTB/RSM
Sharapova says she'd be ready to play soon amid pregnancy rumors MOSCOW, Oct. 20 (PNA/RSport) -- World No. 3 Maria Sharapova on Saturday appeared to deny rumors she is pregnant by suggesting she would be ready to play in a tournament in three weeks' time, even though that would come after the end of the current season. Earlier this month, the Russian star withdrew from next week's season-ending WTA Championships in Istanbul, citing a shoulder injury that has allowed her to play only one match in the last three months. “I wish there (were) a tournament in 3 weeks!” Sharapova wrote on her Twitter feed when asked when her next appearance would be. Bulgarian media on Friday claimed that the real reason why the 26-year-old skipped the event was her pregnancy. Sharapova is currently dating Bulgaria's world No. 28 Grigor
Dimitrov. Last week, Sharapova announced she would appear in a series of exhibition matches in Bogota, Mexico City and Thailand in December to prepare for the new season. Sharapova is currently without a coach, having fired eight-time Grand Slam winner Jimmy Connors after just one match wit h him, a secondround defeat to Sloane Stephens at Cincinnati in August. (PNA/ RIA Novosti) CTB//RSM
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156 join 2-day Pangasinan chess classic LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Oct. 20 --At least 156 Luzon woodpushers have registered to compete in the two-day 3rd Pangasinan Age Group Chess Championships that kicked off October 19 till 20 at the Provincial Training and Development Center here. The participants aged 20-yearold-and-below in the first of a series of competitions in connection with the province's chess festival graduated earlier from the 3rd Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. (GATE) Chess Clinic held last month. There are seven age group divisions in the this two-day chess tilt, the 20 year old and under, 18 and under, 16 and under, 14 and under, 12 and under, 10 and under, and eight year old and under.
"We would like to find more potential players particularly from the province," said Provincial Sports Coordinator Modesto Operana, citing the newest Pangasinense pride in the field of chess as FIDE Master Haridas Pascua; 14-year-old Woman FIDE Master Samantha Glo Revita; and John Rhuiz Bravo, silver medalist in the 14th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championship in Thailand. Other upcoming chess championships organized by the provincial government in partnership with the Pangasinan Chess League (PCL), are the Pangasinan Chess Championships on November 9-10; and 5th Governor Amado T. Espino Jr. Cup Open Chess Tournament on December 21-22. "These events are the province's
programs for the grassroots to encourage more chess enthusiasts to go out and develop their skills," said Juan Vicente Sison, President of PCL. Operana said that most of the participants are Pangasinenses but there are also a few players from Baguio City, Nueva Vizcaya, and Cavite as the province is the only one in country that celebrates Chess Festival. The Pangasinan players are from the towns of Lingayen, Binmaley, Malasiqui, Burgos, Dasol, Manaoag, San Fabian, Mangatarem, Bolinao, Anda, Laoac, Sta. Barbara, Calasiao, Bugallon, and San Nicols; and the cities of Dagupan, Alaminos, Urdaneta, San Carlos.(PNA) CTB/LVM/ Johanne Margarette R. Macob
Indian men, women crash out of Asian Canoe Polo Ch'ship NEW DELHI, Oct. 20 (PNA/PTI) -- Indian men and women lost all their matches on the second day of the 15th Asian Canoe Polo Championship here on Saturday. The Indian men lost to Malaysia (2:34), Taipei
(0:50), Japan (0:15) and Iran (0:9) while their women counterpart were beaten 0:39 by Singapore. The semifinals and finals of championships being held in India will take place Monday, Oct. 21. (PNA/ PTI) CTB//RSM
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