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Fortun’s ‘Marpol’ bill gets nod, awaits Senate version Volume IV, No. 060 web portal: Wednesday

July 29, 2015


By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

Sharks ‘feast’ body of man floating in Misor coast

BUTUAN City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun announced in a radio interview that his proposed legislation on the prevention and control of marine pollution (MARPOL) successfully hurdled scrutiny at the House of Representatives and is now awaiting the Senate’s version.

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

EL Salvador City, Misamis Oriental--Rescuers who were trying to retrieve a body found floating off the coast here on Tuesday were kept at bay by two aggressive sharks, a rescuer reported. Joel Caballa, a member of the local “Bantay Dagat” (coast guards), called up a local radio station here and reported about an unidentified dead male body while sharks feast on it, 10 kilometers off the shore of Molugan, a coastal village of El Salvador in Misamis Oriental. He said that the local anglers reported the discovery of the floating body Tuesday morning, prompting a flotilla of “Bantay Dagat” and fishing boats to sail to the scene to retrieve the body. “We could not get near the body because the big sharks, more than 2-meters long, are circling the body. The sharks were eating the limbs,” a horrified Caballa reported over the radio. He said that the sharks have already consumed See SHARKS, page A11

‘July 29’ is nat’l school deworming day: DOH By IRENE DAYO Staff member

THE Department of Health (DOH) in Region 10, in partnership with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Education (DepEd), will spearhead today’s (July 28) holding of the national school deworming day. Ha v i n g t h e t h e m e “Goodbye Bulate: Para maging malusog ang See school, page A11

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Rufus gives PNoy Sona high grade By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

ANTI-SONA. Around 3,000 members of Bayan and allied groups stage a protest in the streets of Cagayan de Oro City in conjunction with similar activities elsewhere in protest against President Aquino’s final State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, July 27. The protesters also burned this devilish effigy of the President. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

PNoy to BBL critics: propose better solution DAVAO City––President Benigno S. Aquino III only had a few words to say about the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) but he snapped back at those opposing it during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Batasang Pambansa on Monday. But Aquino challenged them to propose a better solution to resolve the longstanding conflict. He called on Congress

to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and urged those who are opposing it to propose a meaningful alternative. “If you do not present an alternative, you are only making sure that progress will never take root in Mindanao,” he said in Filipino. “Ilang buhay pa ang kailangang ibuwis para magising ang lahat sa See better, page A11

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his 6th and final State of the Nation Address during the joint session of the 16th Congress at the House of Representatives in suburban Quezon City, Monday July 27, 2015. Photo by Rey S. Baniquet

CAGAYAN de Oro City-A lawmaker here gave an almost perfect rating on President Aquino’s State-ofthe-Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro City, gave a rating of “9,” in a scale of “10,” to Aquino’s SONA for bringing the country to a “higher level of economic development.” Rodriguez ratings run in contrast to the “fair” ratings of lawyer Antonio Soriano, head of the local civil society group and the “7” ratings of City Councilor Ramon Tabor of Cagayan De Oro City. Soriano gives thumbs up on Aquino’s achievement in infrastructure projects and Tourism while Tabor also appreciated Aquino’s infrastructure programs, defense, and education. Tabor said that except for the programs he has See GRADE, page A11

Prelates, biz group’s leader not contented on PNoy’s SONA By MARK FRANCISCO Staff member

THREE key personalities from Northern Mindanao all expressed disappointments on the last State of the Nation Address (SONA) of

President Benigno Aquino III saying that their expectations were not included on the 46 items that Aquino mentioned in his two-hour long speech. This, even as at least four groups staged protests in the

city while the President’s speech was ongoing – three of them anti-administration while one was pro-administration. Msgr. Perseus Cabunoc, rector of the See leader, page A11

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CAGAYAN de Oro City -- Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc. launched Saturday 30 new airconditioned buses plying the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan and vice versa route through its Bulua Branch headed by John M. del Castillo, branch manager. The new 49-seater Kinglong airconditioned units are the first of its kind in the region, because they are installed with comfort rooms (CRs) for the use of the passengers. A fitting grand launching program was held Saturday at the Bulua Terminal area, as RTMI-Bulua readied its new units to embark the CDO-Iligan route via the new airconditioned buses with CRs. Del Castillo said the RTMI-Bulua has replaced all its units plying the CDOIligan route with the 30 new units, because it is the

company’s desire to give its pasengers the luxury of travel. Del Castillo said units plying the CDO-Pagadian route will also be replaced soon. Del Castillo assures there is no increase in the fare despite the replacement and coming in of the new units with CRs. “RTMI stands to comply with whatever the LTFRB (Land Transportation Franching and Regulatory Board) instructs us to collect from the passengers. So, whether we have new units or not, the fare reRTMI-Bulua officials and staff, led by John M. del Castillo, branch manager, pose after the cutting of the ribbon for the launching of the new airconditioned buses with built-in comfort rooms (CRs), Saturday morning, at the Bulua Terminal, Cagayan de Oro City.

mains, depending on the dictates of the government’s transportation agency, “ Del Castillo said. Aside from the comfort room, each unit is also equipped with four digiRTMI-Bulua Branch Manager John M. del Castillo shows tal TV sets, making travel to some members of the media the built-in comfort rooms (CRs) in one of the new units, Saturday morning, at the not only comfortable and luxurious, but entertainBulua Terminal, Cagayan de Oro City.


ing, as well, said Nemesio Vasaylahi, assistant operations manager, RTMI-Bulua Branch. Vasaylahi said new units also replaced RTMI buses plying the Davao and Valencia in Bukidnon routes, belonging to the Yacapin Branch. “First in Service; Formost in Maintenance,” Del Castillo said, is RTMI’s guiding policy. “We make it happen,” RTMI female staff ready to receive the passengers to said Del Castillo.


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board the new airconditioned buses with built-in comfort rooms (CRs), Saturday morning, at the Bulua Terminal, Cagayan de Oro City.

The comfort room (CR) places fittingly inside the new RTMI buses now plying the CDO-Iligan and vice versa route after the grand inauguration, Saturday morning, at the Bulua Terminal, Cagayan de Oro City.

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Filinvest delivers flagship project in CDO as promised:

One Oasis CDO Bldg 1 set for 3rd Qtr 2015 delivery Filinvest is keeping its commitment to deliver One Oasis Cagayan de Oro Building 1 units by the 3rd quarter of 2015. This flagship project of Filinvest in CDO offers its residents a resortstyle living that features resort-inspired amenities, lush greens and open spaces and stylish mid-rise buildings. Unit owners of One Oasis CDO are counting their blessings for choosing wisely even ahead of the first building’s anticipated delivery as its topping off ceremony was attained ahead of schedule. This marks the completion of major structural work of the first of five buildings of One Oasis CDO and signifies the start of the completion of this unique and dynamic condominium development from Filinvest. “With one of the five

buildings of our resortstyle One Oasis nearing completion, CDO will very soon have an urban escape and a patch of green to boast of and look forward to having all the five buildings completed,” shared Tristan L. Las Marias, FLI First Vice President for Visayas and Mindanao, during the recent topping off ceremony of One Oasis CDO attended by Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno. “Unit owners of One Oasis Building One will soon enjoy endless holidays in the heart of CDO with One Oasis resortstyle living,” Las Marias said. He also thanked unit owners for their trust and confidence in One Oasis Cagayan de Oro (OOCDO) and cited that this again demonstrated FLI’s “commitment to deliver quality projects to its buyers

One Oasis Cagayan de Oro Clubhouse and Building 1 in full swing construction.

and is a testament to the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service.” Surrounded by lush greens, with about 55% of the entire 2.7 has project devoted to resort-style gardens and

amenities, open spaces and wide roads, One Oasis CDO residents will absolutely feel one with nature in this urban getaway, all day, every day. It is our pride to be part of one of the fastest growing economies

in the country, with CDO being recognized as the second most competitive city after Makati in 2014, Las Marias added. “We are inspired to continuously evolve our condo developments to serve the growing needs

brought about by the changing lifestyles of urbanites,” Las Marias said. “Rest assured that we will remain committed to building the Filipino dream through our signature project in One Oasis.”

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landless. While those who never till the land like the president and his siblings own vast tracts of land such as Hacienda Luisita. It may be true that the hacienda had been parceled out already to its tenants but the truth is that a large number of our subsistence farmers continue to till farmlands not registered to them but to someone else. Landlessness on the part of the tilling farmers is definitely an anomaly in the eyes of God in in the eyes of Lady Justice. But this is the actual and real situation obtaining in the countryside even up to today. The tenant farmers end up indebted to the landlord for farm implements such as seedlings the former need to make the soil productive agriculturally. During harvest time the farmer had to pay the amount of money advanced to him by the landlord and end up selling all his produce to the landlord at a price dictated by the latter. If this is not exploitation in the highest degree, pray tell what is. Being in the state of subsistence farming, the farmer can’t modernize or mechanize his farming ac-

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defining a good leader can be by tracing through the candidates’ experience empirically. Choosing a leader from different candidates should be done by the above criteria. Track records are the hallmarks for scrutinizing. The people in any region or country can be made aware of such evaluation. We can let them look back at any innovation having been done by the candidates in every action during the power and authority he or she has had. It is a fact that innovation comes from people working together. So, people must be empowered. By doing this, they can challenge each other and support

tivities. How can he when he could hardly make both ends meet after harvest time? The sad part of this very exploitative situation of our farmers is the fact that without agriculture the country can’t dream of becoming industrialized. A subsistence type of farming can never produce the needed raw materials that the factories can churn out into finished products. No developed country in the world ever achieved industrialization by bypassing agriculture. This is the logic of industrialization. But the Aquino administration did not give agriculture the attention it badly needs from the government, the great equalizer in this very unjust order. I don’t even think that Aquino and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala know what to do with agriculture. As scion of a landed family Aquino’s idea of agriculture is the hacienda-type. And Alcala’s only claim to being agriculture secretary is his having a semblance in his facial appearance of a countryside farmer. Other than his looks, Alcala does not breathe, think, talk and walk See bacon, page A11

each other any time. That is the impact of good leaders’ policies. We cannot tolerate all things done in any regions just as being a self-made man. The success of a leader’s missions depends on the people being led. In this condition, people are busy with the project or development. In turn, they are empowered and therefore, getting the good impacts of the development. Eventually, the people are getting more and more prosperous. In economic terms, such involvement means employment because people are made busy with the development. So, the criteria are so simple but it needs enlightening the people. The people should be made aware of looking back at all track records. The literate people have obligation to do this. All people in all social and economical levels can be dragged into such awareness. All terms of popularity, fame, as well as having a notorious identity should See djuwari, page A11

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CAGAYAN de Oro City-Fed up with inaction, more than 500 angry Kagay-anons trooped to the City Hall compound Monday afternoon to demand from City Council to set aside politics and act on the city’s garbage problem that has been described as a “disaster in the making.” The mass mobilization had the blessings of Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D., and the City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB) led by Fr. Roberto Yap, president of Xavier University. The placards-carrying concerned citizens — which included senior citizens and mothers with toddlers, children and university students — marched from Gaston Park to the parking area inside the City Hall compound in front City Council building and urged the city councilors belonging to the majority bloc to act with haste to work with the administration in solving the garbage problem or face citizens class suit in accordance with RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2001. Section 52 of RA 9003 states that “…any citizen may file an appropriate civil, criminal or administrative action in the proper courts/ bodies against…(c) any public officer who willfully

or grossly neglects the performance of an act specifically enjoined as a duty by this Act or its implementing rules and regulations; or abuses his authority in the performance of his duty; or, in any way improperly performs his duties under this Act or its implementing rules and regulations; provided, however, that no suit can be filed until after thirty-day (30) notice has been given to the public officer and the alleged violator concerned and no appropriate action has been taken thereon.” Paul Candongo, a staff of the local government unit of Barangay Gusa, said that the continued inaction of the City Council to solve the city’s garbage problem after appropriating zero budget to the Moreno administration’s solid waste management programs and projects is a gross violation of RA 9003. The majority bloc’s action appropriating zero budget to the solid waste management program and projects of the city was a willful and gross neglect of their duty especially since it is a declared policy of the State to “adopt a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program which shall ensure the protection of the public health and environment,” among others. “The effect of the zero budget…will also imperil

10 days weight loss challenge for workers in Lanao Norte held

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte--The Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Lanao del Norte conducts a 10-day weight loss challenge for the provincial employees, this province. The activity is one of the highlights in the observance of the Nutrition Month every July of each year. Employees submitted themselves for check-up, undergo a comprehensive physical examination to evaluate their health status and Body Mass Index (BMI). BMI is a relationship between weight and height of a person. It is commonly associated with body fat and health risks. Research shows that both high and low BMI values indicate greater health risks. A 10-day diet plan and exercise routine are then drawn up by the doctors from PHO. “We want to promote healthy active lifestyle among employees of the provincial government. Through this challenge, the participants are guided on how to reach their ideal weight through proper diet and exercise,” explained Provincial Health Officer Jamaica Dimaporo. After the 10-day period, all participants will again be examined and weigh-in to determine the winner of the challenge. Winners will receive prizes and certificates from the provincial government. (VNL/ PIO-LDN/PIA-10 LDN)

the lives of Kagay-anons and visitors due to contaminated groundwater from percolation of leachate and climate change as methane gas build up causes spontaneous combustion and contribute to ozone layer depletion due to continued usage of the existing dumpsite. In short, zero budget in this regard is going to kill Kagay-anons one after the other,” the City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB) pointed out in its letter to Vice Mayor

Caesar Ian Acenas. Cagayan de Oro City generates at least 560 tons of garbage daily, said Elvisa Mabelin, solid waste management coordinator of the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO). The city’s 17-hectare controlled dumpsite/landfill in Upper Dagong, Carmen continues to operate beyond its designed capacity of 1.10 million cubic meters of garbage despite an is-

suance by EMB on June 2, 2010 of an Authority to Close (ATC). CLENRO estimates the volume of garbage dumped there are now more than 4 million cubic meters. As the concerned Kagayanons delivered speeches, some City Hall employees stopped work and looked out their windows to listen and support the rallyists. The rain also did not dampen their spirits and will to demand from the

councilors their right to a clean and healthy environment. However, not one councilor went down to talk with the rallyists. Councilor Adrian Barba was seen hurriedly leaving the area on board his SUV. It was later found out that Acenas adjourned the session allegedly because of the brownout and also to give councilors time to watch on TV President Aquino’s last SONA. (Bong D. Fabe)

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Duterte says PNoy’s SONA missed on the illegal drugs problem which is becoming a national security problem Instead of endlessly blaming the past administration’s incompetence and strings of large-scale corruption, the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Aquino should have tackled more serious issues like peace and order as well as the upsurge in the number of Filipino youths being involved in illegal drugs. Reacting to President Aquino’s SONA last Monday, Duterte wondered whether PNoy was kept abreast of the present illegal drugs situation in the country, stressing that the current drugs problem involving the youth has reached an alarming level which could be considered as a threat to the national security of the country. The tough-talking Mayor said that the advisers and officials of the PNoy administration must have blindsided the president regarding the menacing drug problem which has slowly crept into local neighborhoods and

that on a scale of 1 to 10, he rated the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of PNoy as a 7. The tough-talking Mayor said that instead of criticizing the GMA administration for the country’s woes, PNoy should have just enumerated what he plans to do for the country during his remaining days in office as chief executive. “Arroyo is now in jail. Past is past. It would have been good if


which could slowly become irreversible and uncontrollable if left unresolved. “I suppose he was not given the information about the drug problem (of the country). It was only a month ago that the Manila Police revealed that 9 out of 10 youth are influenced by drugs. That is dangerous, it already involves national

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people who surrounds him who possess questionable integrity. He said that President Aquino is a, “…clean man, but I cannot comment about the people around him.” Duterte watched the SONA at the Davao People’s Park together with his constituents. Duterte remarked that had PNoy talked about the peace and order situation of the country, he (PNoy) would have gotten a higher mark from the Mayor.

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Fortun’s anti-marine pollution bill gets HR OK, awaits Senate version By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCATES - VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ receives ATTY. HELEN KANG who is an American Environmental Lawyer. Atty. Kang is a Professor of Law and the Director of Environmental Law and Justice Clinic at the Golden Gate University in the United States of America. She was accompanied by the Members of Liceo Legal Aid Center (LiLAC) MARY PSYCHE SALVACION, GYRLE BATOCTOY and ERIC DAMASING. Vice Governor Pelaez is known for his environmental advocacies since he was still the Executive Director of the Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs of the Department of Education. photo supplied

PMA entrance exam in Butuan set on August 2 BUTUAN City––This year’s entrance examination for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) here is set on August 2, 2015 in time with the city’s charter day or Adlaw Hong Butuan celebration. “Being a PMA cadet gives an individual a noble privilege in serving the country. One is able to avail of a free college education with a well-rounded curriculum, as well as receive monthly pay and allowances. After graduating from the Academy, one is guaranteed a progressive career as an officer in the Army, Navy or Air Force,” disclosed Capt Ferdinand Quiocho of the Philippine Military Academy during his interview on Tuesday over PIA-Caraga’s 107.8 Power FM/Advanced Forward Emergency Broadcasting System (AFEBS) Network, this city. Quiocho sais applicants must at least 5’0 inches in height both for male and female, naturalborn Filipino citizen, physically fit and of good moral character, single and has never been married, at least high school graduate, no administrative/criminal case, must pass the PMA entrance examination. “We are inviting interested young ones to join us in the Philippine Military Academy by taking the entrance examination on Aug. 2, 2015, 7am at the Agusan National High School in Butuan City,” said Quiocho. Successful applicants will compose the PMA Class 2020 who will be officially received in the Academy in an Oath-Taking Ceremony and Reception Rites on April 1, 2016. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of PAUL RECKER, who died intestate on April 12, 2010 in Butuan City, consisting of: 1) A parcel of land a Residential Lots with buildings (Lot No. 3232-B-17-M, Psd-10-004835), situated at Holy Redeemer Subdivision, Butuan City, covered by TCT No. T-19585, containing an area of 348 square meters, more or less; and 2) A parcel of land Residential Lots with building (Lot No. 3232-B-17-F Psd-10-004835) situated at Holy Redeemer, Butuan City covered by TCT No. T-4472, containing an area of 327 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF HEIRS OF PAUL RECKER executed by deceased Paul Recker’s compulsory and only legal heirs, namely, his wife Hermie Lumagod Recker, and his daughter Christin Lumagod Recker, adjudicating and dividing between themselves above-described properties share and share alike, per Doc. No. 1884; Book No. IV; Page No. 377; Series sof 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jose B. Guibone, Notary Public of Butuan City until December 31, 2015. MDN: July 15, 22 & 29, 2015

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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased CEFERINO PORQUILLO, SR., who died on September 4, 2009 at Cabanglasan, Bukidnon. That the deceased left a parcel of land situated at Poblacion, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-29674 of the Register of Deeds of Province of Bukidnon, containing an area of 1,316 square meters, and more particularly described as follows: A parcel of Land, Lot No. 883, CAD – 982-D, Case – 1, Identical to Lot 1870, Pls-10, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Cabanglasan, Province of Bukidnon, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed namely; Manuel C. Porquillo, Marcelino C. Porquillo, Melita C. Porquillo, and Ceferino C. Porquillo, the undersigned surviving heirs, all of legal age, married with residence address at stated below, are the legitimate children and sole heirs of the deceased. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND (P 100,000.00), Philippine Currency, in hand paid to our entire satisfaction by SUSANO B. BALAIS III and SABRINA GARCIABALAIS, of legal age, married and with residence address at Block 12, Lot 22, Westfield Homes Subdivision, Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, do hereby SELL, CONVEY and TRANSFER by way of ABSOLUTE SALE unto the said SUSANO B. BALAIS III and SABRINA G. BALAIS, the parcel of land described above. Notary public of ATTY. JUVY IND V. ARUBIO; as per Doc. No. 29; Page No. 06; Book No. 44; Series of 2015.

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rent version which is HB 5377. Renewed calls for strengthening marine and coastal protection from pollution of ships were made following the confirmed dumping of toxic wastes in Subic Bay by a US Navy contractor and the many accidents of oil spills during the recent year. Other destructive instances of marine pollution from ships were the sinking of M/T Solar I in Guimaras, the oil spill off the coast of Cavite which supposedly came from M/T Makisig, and the sinking of M/V St. Tomas Aquinas off Cebu. As the Congress opens, Fortun expressed high hopes for the passage of the bill in the Senate.


NO. 5958-B-2-B-2 with an area of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO (172) Sq. meters, more or less, hereon unto and in favor of EDILMERA V. REJAS, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident at Talusan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; are the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into by and among: RODOLFO N. LAGO, of legal age, widow and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; ROLANDO N. LAGO, of legal age, married and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; VIRGINIA L. TANEDO, of legal age, married and resident at Metro Manila; NENA L. DAGONDON, of legal age, married and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; IGNACIO N. LAGO, of legal age, married and resident at Metro Manila; LEONILA LAGO, of legal age, widow and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, representing the heirs of Noe N. Lago; LYDIA L. FABELLO, of legal age, single and resident at Metro Manila; DELIA L. SABAYAN, of legal age, married and resident at Metro Manila; CERIACA LAGO, of legal age, widow and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, representing the heirs of JULIO LAGO SR.; FELIX N. LAGO, of legal age, married and resident at Palawan; PEPITO N. LAGO, of legal age, married and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; TERESITA LAGO, of legal age, married and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; EMMA L. CARRETAS, of legal age, married and resident at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; That the above-named parties, all of age, are the legitimate children (save Teresita and Ceriaca Lago being the representative of the deceased Eduardo Lago and Julio Lago), and surviving heirs of JULIA LAGO. Notary public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO, as per Doc. No. 342; Page No. 68; Book No. XI; Series of 2015.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late JULIA LAGO, who died without any will at Cagayan de Oro City, sometime on December 30, 1983. Other portions of the aforesaid Lot, as described in the said APPROVED PLAN, are likewise SOLD, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED, particularly: I. LOT 5958-B-2-B-4 (as shown and indicated in the approved plan, with an area of 172 sq. meters) and for an consideration of the sum of FIFTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED PESOS (P51,600.00) we hereby SELL, TRANSFER unto CONVEY absolutely the said specific portion of the said Lot shown and indicated in the Plan as LOT NO. 5859-B-2-B-4 with an area of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO (172) Sq. meters, more or less, unto JUDITH M. VALLEDOR, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident at Talusan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; her heirs, assigns and successors in interest; II. LOT 5958-B-2-B-3 (as shown and indicated in the approved plan, with an area of 172 sq. meters) and for an in consideration of the sum of FIFTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED PESOS (P51,600.00) we hereby SELL, TRANSFER unto CONVEY absolutely the said specific portion of the said Lot shown and indicated in the Plan as LOT NO. 5859-B-2-B-3 with an area of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO (172) Sq. meters, more or less, hereon unto and in favor of WENIFREDO VALLEDOR, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident at Talusan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; III. LOT 5958-B-2-B-2 (as shown and indicated in the approved plan, with an area of 172 sq.meters) and for an in consideration of the sum of FIFTY ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED PESOS (P51,600.00) we hereby SELL, TRANSFER unto CONVEY absolutely the said specific portion of the said Lot shown and indicated in the Plan as LOT

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1. Guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172 and R.A. 9048). Notice hereby served to the public that DIOCEL TOLENTINO BUBULI has filled with this office petition of Change of GENDER from “Female” to “Male”. In the birth certificate, the gender was wrongly written. Instead of “Male” it was registered as “Female”. He was born July 28, 1984 at Poblacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur and whose are Diomedes V. Bubuli and Cecelia O. Tolentino. Any person adversely affected by this petition may file written opposition with the Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar of Trento, Agusan del Sur.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that SAMUEL BAGALAY ROSAURO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name docketed as CFN-1684-2015 from “SAMMY” to “SAMUEL” in the Certificate of Live Birth of SAMMY B. ROSAURO who was born on March 25, 1965 at Davao City and whose parents are PROCOPIO ROSAURO and ENCARNACION BAGALAY. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than July 31, 2015. Issued on 15th day of July, 2015 at Davao City, Philippines.


CCE-10-2015 Date: July 14, 2015 CFN-01-2015 In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the RA 10172 IRR, Notice is hereby served to the public that LUCITA S. CONDE has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “PEPPIE” to “LUCITA” correction of entry in the date of birth from “MAR. 17, 1949” to “FEBRUARY 21, 1949” and correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of PEPPIE SABANDAL of Bacuag, Surigao del Norte and whose parents are JOVENAL SABANDAL and CRISTITA LAURINA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 05 August 2015.


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BUTUAN City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun announced in a radio interview that his proposed legislation on the prevention and control of marine pollution (MARPOL) successfully hurdled scrutiny at the House of Representatives and is now awaiting the Senate’s version. Fortun made the announcement ahead of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s delivery of his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday to open the third regular session of the 16th Congress of the Republic of the Philippines. The MARPOL bill is one of the legislator’s measures

expected to be passed in this year’s Congress sessions. Days after assuming office, Fortun filed House Bill 861 entitled “An Act to Prevent and Control Pollution from Ships, Provide Penalties Therefor and for other Purposes.” The proposed law aims to remedy the shortcomings of the 1976 Presidential Decree 979 and, more significantly, seeks to implement the provisions of the MARPOL 73/78, otherwise known as the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973, as amended by the Protocol of 1978. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Ecology on July 24, 2013, and was consolidated with other versions into its cur-

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A group of climate advocates, in a press statement on July 27, blasts the Aquino administration for what it calls poor implementation of climate policies and the country’s growing reliance on polluted energy. “We will not forget how blatantly he dismissed the

merits of renewable energy sources in his 2013 SONA,” said Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) national coordinator Gerry Arances. Aquino “slammed renewable energy sources” for falling short of providing the required electricity baseload despite its potential to generate over 200,000 MW, based on government data, Arances said.

More coal power But the government has “approved the operation of 27 coal plant projects, and 118 coal mining permits during Aquino’s term, with 15 more coal plant projects still in pipeline,” he said. “Based on this, it is projected that the country will be 70 percent dependent on coal by 2030,” he noted. Atty. Aaron Pedrosa, PMCJ secretary-general,

THE inaugural year of the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) project in Mt. Kalatungan in Talakag in the province of Bukidnon recently celebrated its project milestones for what has been deemed an “emerging financial tool for environmental conservation.” Built on research and community collaborations, the rehabilitation project has introduced to Northern Mindanao a market-oriented “rewards mechanism” with a “seller” who protects and provides ecosystem services to a “buyer” who reaps the benefits from “intangible” products. “PES was and still a big challenge because it’s very difficult to convince people to pay for environmental services,” notes Raoul T.Geollegue, senior technical consultant of Relief International – Enterprise

Works Worldwide Philippines (RI-EWWP), one of the lead partner institutions for this project. “There is a disconnect between what we consider forest goods and services. Our mindset is that we pay for goods, but not for something that is not concrete, like fresh air,” Geollegue added. The Miarayon–Lapok– Lirongan–Tinaytayan Tribal Association (MILALITTRA) serves as “the seller”or forest manager in this project while various sectors — businesses, cooperatives, academic institutions, religious organizations and households in Cagayan de Oro City— are “the buyers” of its various ecosystem services, such as ensuring the streams along the region develop high water infiltration capacity and provide a continuous supply

of potable water, clean air and food. P.E.S. was officially launched on May 21, 2014 with leaders and representatives from public and private institutions. After a month, the first wave of project implementation and treeplanting activities took off for the pilot three-hectare area. The first-year harvest Mt. Kalatungan is among 18 protected areas provided with PES technical and management assistance by public and private groups. With its diverse species of flora and fauna, it was identified as part of a “Terrestrial Biodiversity Corridor,” the Kitanglad-Ligwasan Corridor, in the Greater Mindanao biogeographic region with “extremely high critical” conservation priority. In his presentation during the “Modalities, Prac-

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Mt. Kalatungan payment for ecosystem services project marks milestones

OCD, RDRRMC hold NSED. Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the Regional

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in region 10 spearhead on July 23 the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) for Northern Mindanao with Cagayan de Oro City National National High School as regional pilot school. (RDM/PIA10)

said the power industry should “shift towards renewable energy in order to combat the adverse effects of climate change, specifically for the most vulnerable communities in the Philippines.” He reminded Aquino of the Renewable Energy Law of 2008 and Climate Change Law of 2009. Mining-related deaths Citing the recent min-

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ing disaster in Semirara, where 9 miners perished underground, Pedrosa said it “is a clear manifestation of the hazards posed by coal mining to human life and livelihood.” “It is not only the miners who face death, but also the communities exposed to polluted air and water,” he said. The climate advocates called on Aquino to revoke

policies that threaten the environment before he steps down from Malacañan. Recent geothermal explorations in several parts of the country, however, were met with protests due to alleged environmental destruction and health hazards. One was a probe for energy deposits near Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon.

The signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) on the Payment for Ecosystem Services. Photo supplied

tices and Experiences in the Implementation of PES” forum on July 17, 2015, Xavier Science Foundation (XSF) executive director Roel R. Ravanera said that the pilot year of PES in Mt. Kalatungan has yielded a “very encouraging” result. “Different sectors and groups have shown their support in this project since we launched it in May 2014,” Ravanera recounted. “Over the past year, we were able to gather Php1.3M, which is a very encouraging response from the people of Cagayan de Oro City despite the difficulties of selling ecosystem services.” “The 3-hectare pilot phase was funded by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) to make it easier for the project holder to promote the PES Mt. Kalatungan Project to potential buyers,” said Lordilie Enjambre, MinDA Development Management Officer for Northern Mindanao. “We are already mobilizing our other regional offices-the Area Management Offices in Caraga, Western

Mindanao, South Central Mindanao, and Davao to implement PES projects following our success in Northern Mindanao.” XSF acts as the fund manager for the PES project in Mt. Kalatungan. The fund will be used to implement the 5-year development master plan of MILALITTRA for environmental protection, cultural preservation, youth development, and education and health services. The group’s Community Development Plan (CDP) targets to reforest 832 hectares, of which 816 will be used for agro forestry within their ancestral domain. “The forest is an extension of our identity as a tribe,” MILALITTRA leader Datu Dungkoan “Rio” Besto said in the vernacular. “We are committed and we will do our tasks in protecting and preserving the environment of Mt. Kalatungan to ensure that we deliver our part of this project.” A champion of environmental conservation, Datu Rio (whose name means

“river,”) is optimistic that this endeavor would help develop and preserve their culture. “This project is not just for the present generation but also for the future of our tribe,” he added. MILALITTRA also looks forward to the construction of their tulugan (a sacred place for community dialogues and rituals) and providing incentives for the Bantay Lasang volunteers using the income and support generated from PES. The shadows of Sendong The destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Sendong (international name: Washi) in December 2011 was a shocking revelation to the people of Cagayan de Oro who once promoted the region as “typhoon-free”. “Sendong was very traumatic for Cagayan de Oro City,” Ravanera expressed. “We need to really work together in hope that we can mitigate such disasters in the future.” Based on the flood maps produced by the See services, page A11

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118 farmer orgs in NorMin to receive P59.4M in equipment from DAR Cagayan de Oro -- A total of 118 agrarian reform beneficiaries organizations (ARBOs) composed of 18,845 CARP beneficiaries and 10,217 non-CARP beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao will receive PhP 59.4 million worth of farm equipment from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Procured under the Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), the total equipment consisted of 37 floating tillers, 27 rice threshers, 18 corn shellers, 2 units 120-horsepower tractors, 14 units 90-horsepower tractors, and one hand tractor. The above-mentioned common service facilities were delivered in batches to the DAR–10 Regional Office at Macanhan, Carmen, this city for inspection. ARBOs’ representatives were required to attend the training on operation and maintenance conducted by the equipment suppliers. Test runs were also subsequently done to determine the functional operating condition of the delivered units. Formal turnover of said equipment will be done as soon as the Trust Agreement with the ARBOs have been made. The ARCCESS project is DAR’s strategic inter-

vention to provide ARBOs with capacity development training on agricultural technology and agricultural extension to modernize the industry in order to keep up with the changing pace and increasing demand in the market. The scope of the ARCCESS project is mostly determined by the needs of the ARBOs as stated in a sub-project proposal by the corn husker sheller DAR Provincial Office and validated by a third-party state university or college conducting the sub-project’s needs and design assessments. ARCCESS consists of five major components: provisions on common service facilities (CSFs) for production and processing, agri-technology and agriextension services, business development, credit facilitation, and further developments in land tenrice thresher ure. The said project is done through conducting Some of the common service facilities for delivery to the ARBOs in Region 10. trainings, presentation of farm equipment, and materials on CSF and training modules. The ARCCESS project aims to strengthen the ARBOs by building them into support hubs for the community which expects to contribute in increasing ARBO household incomes and improving the ARBO households. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto/ERS)

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Photo Enthusiast bags award for Photo Contest Northern Mindanao -The Department of Social Welfare and Development here recently awarded Mr. Mario Christian Micabalo of Cagayan de Oro as the regional winner for the Listahanan at Work: Identifying Families in Need of Special Protection Photo Contest. He was awarded with Php10,000 and a roundtrip ticket to Manila to wit ness t he Nat iona l Launching of the Listahanan Data, with free hotel accommodation. His photo will also be exhibited during the special event. The Listahanan Photo

Contest was aimed at promoting transparency on the process of identifying the poor and raise awareness and understanding on activities involved in the assessment . This activity involved an orientation of the assessment and an excursion in areas where participants took pictures of the actual assessment. Listahanan is an information management system that the government uses in identifying who and where the poor are. As per Executive Order 867 series of 2010, the assessment will be conducted once every four years. It

The real treasure on earth is when you have peace of mind Special Gospel of the day (July29, 2015-Wednesday) Luke 24:35-48”They began to relate their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.” But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? “See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. While they still could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; and He took it and ate it before them. Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead: Peace be to you: This was the initial greeting of Jesus to whom he met after his resurrection because of their indescrib-

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is a very vital undertaking as it will define the quality of data and information for the database that will serve as basis for beneficiary selection of national government programs and services for the next four years. The first assessment was done in 2009. Written by Mitzie S. Santiago, DSWD “Kwarto” is Mario Christian Micabalo’s winning entry to the Listahanan Photo Contest held last this month. The photo shows how a DSWD enumerator interviews a household to be included in the data of who and where the poor are in the country. Photo by Mario Christian Micabalo

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agriculture. I even doubt if he has understood the logic of industrialization for if he does he should have done his best as the country’s top honcho in agriculture in improving such sector. In the case of Alcala, I think he only succeeded in improving his lot and not that of the country’s farmers. Agriculture not only ensures food security, it is the backbone of industrialization. Why the Aquino administration failed to appreciate this very important point is beyond me. It is for this reason that the Aquino administration critics are right in saying that the socalled economic gains of his administration as shown by the country’s gross domestic products or GDP can’t be relied upon for it can bust anytime. Economic growth that doesn’t spring from the gains of the soil or agriculture is fleeting and temporary. But will Aquino change course by aligning the last months of his administration to achieving economic growth grounded on the development of agriculture? Your guess to this is as good as mine. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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be blended and melted. And, these melting identities are shaped up into an idea to decide whether any candidate we have is a good leader or not. That is a simple way of choosing an ideal leader. It must be once for all. Dr. Djuwari Sarkawi is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also, the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Mastergourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia Association of Press Practitioners/ Journalists in East Java province (HIPSI), Indonesia. He is also the president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers (IASPER).

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St. Augustine Cathedral, said he was disappointed that the President praised Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II, a vague endorsement of his imminent presidential candidacy next year. Cabunoc said that as Chief Executive of the country, the President should have been non-partisan. Cabunoc’s colleague, Msgr. Elmer Abacahin, also criticized the President for failing to solve the problems in Mindanao. This even as Aquino himself appealed to Congress to pass the long-delayed Bangsamoro Basic Law. And even as the President announced with pride

the country’s standing in the international business arena, Oro Chamber president Cerael Donggay deemed it not enough since it has not trickled down to an inclusive growth of small businesses at the local levels. The president of the 220-strong group emphasized the need for an inclusive growth economy in the localities so that it would be a win-win solution between the small-scale entrepreneurs and their buying constituents. Meanwhile, Councilor Leon Gan said that the President’s SONA was full of praises to his subordinates but failed to account the corruption allegations against his own men. “In his administration, he was running after alleged corrupt persons who belong to the opposition. But he never jailed the ones in the administration who also face corruption complaints,” Gan said. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) members sprayed anti-Aquino graffiti at the Licoan flyover and burned an effigy of the President at Magsaysay Park. Lumad advocates Kalumbay staged their own protest at Lapasan plaza. Kabataan stormed the façade of the regional office of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched). And a pro-administration group led by Archbishop Antonio Ledesma held a rally at Gaston Park, demanding Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas to approve the budget for the closure of the open dump at upper Carmen and construct a sanitary landfill. Acenas, who presided a very brief City Council session, left his office early. A request for comment on the matter has not yet been returned as of presstime.

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XU - Engineering Resource Center (ERC) in coordination with national and international research organizations, most of the water and silt which ravaged the city originated from the headwater of the Cagayan River tributaries in Bukidnon. PES now seeks to bring together the communities from the downstream and highlands of the region to provide the ecological services aimed at preventing floods in catchment areas like CDO. “The people who contributed to this PES were the ones who experienced T.S. Sendong so it was easy for them to relate,” Ravanera said. To ensure the project’s sustainability, Ravanera said the stakeholders need to meet the challenges of getting the trust and confidence of the buyers, ensuring the delivery of results and services, and providing efficient management. As PES faces its next year, the issue of sustainability has been stressed by the key players of this project. PES in Mt. Kalatungan has been listed a priority project supported

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by the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC) which hopes to get the support of the local government units in Region 10 by making it part of their environmental policies. Del Monte Foundation, Inc. (DMFI) has committed P1.25M worth of endemic seedlings for the project during the ceremonial signing of a memorandum of agreement last July 17. The VEST posts and hashtags To mainstream the principles of PES and raise awareness among Kagay-anons to encourage their participation in the fund drive to reforest Mt. Kalatungan, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, through its Research and Social Outreach (RSO) and McKeough Marine Center (MMC), launched the Valuing Ecosystem Services Together (VEST) campaign in November 2014. “After the grand launch, VEST has produced more IEC materials and conducted a lot of activities to promote the importance of working together for PES,” said VEST social marketing supervisor Evans I.Yonson, a Development Communication professor at XU. “We applied different social media strategies to invite people to our events and encourage them to inVEST in nature using catchy hashtags such as #VESTfriendofNature, #inVESTinNature and #50ShadesofGreen,” he added. The social marketing team along with volunteers from XU will visit Miarayon on July 31 to distribute water jugs to schoolchildren as part of the “Jug for Education” project of VEST. The team is also producing a photo book chronicling the journey of this campaign, which will be launched during the ceremonial turnover of management of this environmental campaign to the XU - Center of Communication for Development (CC4D). In a span of one year, VEST has built a network of student volunteers, conducted school orientations, produced two albums of songs about conservation, organized speaking engagements and film festivals about the PES project and collaborated with different organizations for local and global environmental celebrations. “With these milestones, we can see that it was already a good start,” Yonson said. “The VEST journey continues because caring for Mother Nature doesn’t stop.” (Text by contributed by Stephen J Pedroza| XU Communications Office)

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the body’s legs and hands. “This is the first time here that a report of sharks feasting on the dead body in the seas,” a reporter said. “The head and the torso are still intact, but we are afraid that the sharks would consume it all unless the sharks are driven away,” Caballa said.

He said that five fishing boats were staying at a distance of six meters away from the body since the sharks would poise to attack the boat “every time we attempt to get near.” “We could not get near for fear that the sharks might inflict damage on the boat and caused it to capsize,” he said. Caballo said that they would wait for the police to come because the local anglers and the “Bantay Dagat” were not equipped to drive the sharks away.

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inyong mga anak,” the event will feature simultaneous giving and drinking of free Albendazole, an orangeflavored medicine used for the treatment of a variety of parasitic worm infestations, among kindergarten to Grade 6 pupils in 2,500 public elementary schools nationwide. In Region 10, an estimated 760,000 pupils are expected to participate in deworming activities at 10 a.m. today. The DOH started the project 10 years ago but this year it decided to conduct the deworming activities to increase awareness. Free deworming has proved its effectivity over the years, according to Dr. Josephine C. Eballo, regional coordinator of vector-borne diseases. In Region 10, for example, the 86% prevalence rate on the year before deworming was implemented has gone down to 20%. “We need to sustain this 20% prevalence rate,” Eballo added. She also encouraged parents to guide their children and be with them while deworming is done. Children also have to take breakfast to ensure that their stomachs are filled before undergoing deworming. DOH staff will be present in schools along with health workers from all health centers and hospitals in local government units nationwide. Today’s deworming is one of two rounds for deworming. Second round will be done on January 16 on 2016.

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obligasyong baguhin ang sirang status quo sa Muslim Mindanao?” (How many more of our countrymen will have to perish before everyone realizes that the broken status quo of Muslim Mindanao must change?), he asked. Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chair Al Haj Murad Ebrahim on Saturday said he was hopeful that the BBL will be passed before Aquino’s term ends on June 30, 2016. “To do justice to the President, he has done so much to improve the lives of Filipinos but we cannot expect our President, with only six years to finish all these,” he said. The MILF and the government (GPH) signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) on October 15, 2012 and the

Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27, 2014. The parties agreed that the status quo was “unacceptable” and that they would work for the creation of a new political entity called the Bangsamoro, to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Murad called on Congress to pass a BBL that is not watered down but in accordance with the FAB and CAB. “What is ideal is BBL will be passed as it is now,” he said before some 50 Mindanao and Manila journalists at the MILF’s Camp Darapanan on Saturday. ARMM executive secretary Laisa Alamia said the BBL should be passed now because the people are already tired of wars that have displaced thousands of Moro people and derailed developments in the region. Alamia said “They would want the law to be passed as much as possible,” she said, adding some people are saying it is not certain if the next administration would be as supportive to the peace process. Last Friday, the first day of “Beyond Mamasapano: Reporting the Bangsamoro Peace Process” organized by the Mindanao Media Forum in Cotabato City, Alamia said 99 percent of the Moro people have experienced displacement due to armed conflicts. Alamia explained that the ARMM suffers from structural infirmities, which will be corrected only if the BBL based on the original draft will be passed by the legislative branch. “There are gaps which can actually be filled but there are structural infirmities that can only be resolved through the provisions of Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), but the kind of BBL should not be less than what we have in the ARMM,” she added. One of such infirmities is the disbursement of funds to the region. The allocation of budget for projects, she said, will have to be coursed through the regional offices of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in Region 9 (Western Mindanao), Region 10 (Northern Mindanao, and Region 12 (Soccsksargen). The House of Representatives will resume the period of interpellation on HB 5811, the substitute bill approved by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law. Senator Ferdinand Marcos has yet to release copies of the substitute bill he vowed to submit before the President’s SONA. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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mentioned, the SONA of Pres. Aquino has nothing new, particularly on Aquino’s bashing and criticism of the Arroyo administration. Tabor said Aquino also failed to discuss the programs that his government intends to accomplish in the remaining months of

his office. Soriano said that Aquino’s accomplishments in the last six years as President were over whelmed with “failures.” “Aquino looks like a boy who got a failing grades from his teacher,” Soriano said of the SONA. Rodriguez, however, said that the Aquino administration has initiated programs that reduced poverty, social uplift, lowered unemployment rates, increased direct foreign investment, and good governance. Aquino’s fight against graft and corruption in the government through the administration’s “Tuwid na Daan” (straight road) has also brought confidence among investors in the US and Europe to invest in the country, Rodriguez said. He said that the Aquino administration has transformed the country as the “new economic Tiger” in Asia. Aquino also worked for the attainment of a lasting peace and economic development of Mindanao by pushing the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Rodriguez said. In Cagayan De Oro City, the Aquino administration has poured and is pouring about Php 10 Billion for various major infrastructure projects through the efforts of Rep. Rodriguez. The value of the major infrastructure projects does not include the cost of regular projects such as farm-tomarket roads, road repairs, flood control dikes, water projects, school buildings, education and scholarship, health assistance, and livelihood projects. The projects include the now almost completed Php 3 Billion coastal highway, the approved Php 2 billion skyline highway, the approved Php 3 Billion diversion highway from the border of Cagayan De Oro City and Manolo Fortich in Bukidnon to the Lagunidingan Airport in Misamis Oriental. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communication LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City CARMELOTES PEDRO JR. Applicant/s

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience with amendment to operate PUJ service on the line ;Iligan Proper to Dalipuga and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on August 6, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of July,2015.

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CARD-MRI: Lifting Filipinos out of poverty Story and Photos by MARK FRANCISCO, Lifestyle Editor


AVAO CITY – It might be an ageless cliché for a news headline but that’s what really CARD-MRI has been doing for the past three

decades – literally lifting Filipinos out of poverty and unarguably surpassing even what our government has failed to do. In December 1986, 15

rural development practitioners led by Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip organized a social development foundation called the Center for Agriculture and Rural

A nurse checks the vitals of a pregnant mother during CARD’s Kalinga Kay Inay community health fair July 24 in Bankerohan Gym, Davao City.

Development, Inc. in San Pablo City, Laguna. By 1988, a training-focused community and livelihood assistance program for landless coconut workers marked the start of CARD Inc.’s operation. Almost a decade later, it transitioned into a bank and became CARD Bank. Just last June, CARD was able to secure a permit from the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to operate a college in their headquarters in San Pablo City, Laguna called the CARDMRI Development Institute, offering a bachelor’s degree in Entrepreneurship specializing in Microfinance. Today, CARD-MRI has a total of 2.9 million successful members, each of them having their own micro-businesses, comprising of the following institutions: CARD Inc., CARD Bank, CARD Mutual Benefit Association Inc., CARD-MRI Development Institute, CARD-Business Development Service

Foundation, CARD-MRI Insurance Agency, CARD SME Bank, CARD MRI Information Technology Inc., BotiCARD Inc., Rizal Rural Bank (Taytay, Rizal), Inc., CARD Leasing and Finance Corporation, CARD Pioneer Microinsurance Inc. and RISE Financing Company. Members can choose from a wide variety of loans – Sikap Loan, Sikap Additional Loan, Sikap MSB Loan, Micro Agri Loan, Micro Housing Loan, Educational Loan, Health Loan and Mobile Phone/Cellphone Loan. For fish vendor Lucia Sol of Buhangin, Davao City, her initial P5,000 loan investment in 2006 has really paid off. From a mere market vendor, Lucia has now a Multicab unit roaming around gated villages in Davao City selling fish. About three kilometers seaside, 54-year-old Veneranda Bedis invested her Sikap Loan to CARD-MRI’s Likha ni Inay by weaving bedroom slippers, 3-in-1 wallets, back-

pack and shopping bag made of original batik. Likha ni Inay is a marketing program of CARD-MRI members that reaches out to a variety of artisans like weavers, capiz makers, jute workers, wood carvers, paper molders, leather workers and other artisans. Nationwide, their products range from fabrics to woodcrafts mixed together in a fashion line of casual wear, cocktail dresses, long gowns and modernized traditional clothing. Meanwhile, a total of 1,700 pregnant and lactating mothers who are CARD members availed of the Kalinga Kay Inay community health fair held last July 24 and 25 in two barangays in Davao City. According to CARD-MRI overall communications head Cleofe Figuracion, the Kalinga Kay Inay is intended to bring medical practitioners closer to the economically-challenged so they can avail quality services for free or at a reasonably low price.

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