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Mindanao Star

The Purveyor of Truth and Development Volume II, No. 080

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‘It can happen to us,’ says ‘convicted’ editor By CHERYLL D. FIEL and EARL O. CONDEZA of DavaoToday.com

DAVAO City––“It can happen to any of us. Even because of a mere police story. As long as someone wants to silence you.” So says multi-awarded journalist and editor-in-chief Stella Estremera after a trial court found her and former publisher Antonio Ajero guilty of libel for publishing an alleged one-sided

news article 10 years ago. Conviction of high-profile journalists like Estremera was the second time in the recent years, following the conviction and nearly five-year jail sentence of radio broadcaster Alexander Adonis of Bombo Radyo. Davao journalists took cudgels of Estremera and found the “chilling”

to the practice of journalism and an attack to press freedom. The libel conviction “leaves a chilling effect to journalists who usually base reports on police blotters, which are considered public documents and primary source of journalists,” said Jessie Casalda, anchor of Radyo

NPA rebels raid firms in Surigao Norte, N. C’bato Journalist Stella Estremera

Ryza Cenon is JDI’s 2014 calendar model Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) recently signed Ryza Cenon, one of a local TV network’s most popular talent, as its Calendar Model for 2014. “We chose Ryza to grace our 2014 calendar as she possesses both beauty and the personality that matches our brands’ image. We’re confident that users of our products will relate to Ryza’s rise to stardom just like our leading products. For instance, Solignum has risen to be the leading wood preservative in the country for many years now while our agricultural chemicals and

products continue to help a lot of our partner farmers increase their yield,” says Peachy Tiu, JDI’s Marketing Manager for Construction Supplies. Ryza started her career thru a reality talent search program “Starstruck” on GMA, one of the leading networks in the country. She emerged as the Ultimate Survivor in the contest and since then appeared in various TV programs of the network. She is also a favorite cover girl of local magazines. Ryza will appear in JDI’s calendars for Solignum and its Agchem products.

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URIGAO CitySuspected New People’s Army rebels reportedly figured in two attacks over the weekend in Surigao del Norte and North Cotabato. READ FULL STORY/p.4

Ryza Cenon chosen as calendar model. GMA star Ryza Cenon

signs the agreement officially making her the calendar model for one of the country’s leading marketing and distribution company, Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) for 2014. Also signing the agreement are (seated from left) are GMA Network Assistant Vice President and Head of Talent Imaging, Simoun Ferrer and JDI President and General Manager Edwin Hernandez, while (standing from left) JDI Senior Product Manager Art Corpuz, JDI Marketing Manager Peachy Tiu, and Chris Cahilig of Insight Publicity Corp, witness the event.

Cops destroy ‘exportLawyer heads Oro grade’ marijuana worth P1.5m in S. Cotabato council’s powerful Santos City–– rangay Tudok. blue ribbon GENERAL Police operatives in T’boli He said they launched town in South Cotabato the raids on Monday and committee province have destroyed Tuesday after confirming By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

C AG AYA N d e O r o City––The Rules of Procedure of the 17th City Council committee on blue ribbon was adopted and approved during the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas through Resolution No. 11460-2013. See hunt, page 11

around P1.5 million worth of “export-grade” marijuana that were seized in a series of raids in an upland village there. Supt. Jemuel Siason, T’boli police chief, said Thursday the recovered marijuana comprised 20,000 seedlings and 25 fully grown hills that were found in several plantations in the mountainous areas of Ba-

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the existence of the plantations from local informants. The seized marijuana were destroyed by T’boli police personnel following a ceremonial burning held in front of the municipal hall. Citing results of the laboratory examination conducted by the Police Regional Office 12’s crime laboratory here, Siason said See destroys, page 11

Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro’s second district, during the budget hearing for the 2014 budget of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), lauds Secretary Herminio B. Coloma of the PCOO for the excellent job especially in informing the public of the projects of the government. During the same hearing, Rep. Rodriguez also brought up his previous request for the PCOO to allocate P5 million for the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) office in Cagayan de Oro City to be used for the renovation of the PIA office, payment of rentals and for the purchase of furniture and equipment including computers and printers for said office.

Normin on red alert as cops widen hunt against jail escapees By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The entire Northern Mindanao region has been placed on red alert as police authorities pursue manhunt operations for remaining 19 of the 21 inmates who bolted on Tuesday afternoon the Valencia City jail in Bukidnon province. Chief Insp. Jason Reyes, provincial jail administrator, said the regional office of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology is coordinating with the police and Philippine army for the capture of the escapees. Reyes said the 19 prisoners at large still are armed with shotguns and pistols. A total of six shotguns and five 9mm pistols were See hunt, page 11

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Iligan City send off 96 athletes for Batang Pinoy ILIGAN CITY, Lanao del Norte - The city of Iligan sent off its team of athletes to this year’s Batang Pinoy (BP). Mayor Celso G. Regencia urged the BP athletes, to be calm and stay focused in whatever games they play. This was his message after a holy mass was offered at the Iligan City National High School gymnasium last August 26 before the Iligan team composed of 96 athletes left for Davao for the competition. City Sports Office spiritual adviser Fr. Ellah officiated the special mass. Mayor Regencia added the abilities and capabilities of a player must be used in the right way for them to achieve their goals not only to attain medals but also to encourage other youth to get themselves involved in sports, rather than

spending their time indulging in prohibited drugs. “As parents, we should always guide our children towards excellence for them to have a bright and better future,” said Regencia. Batang Pinoy, meanwhile, is composed of students and out-of-school youth athletes ages 15 and below to compete in nine events on athletics, volleyball, table tennis, swimming, boxing, karatido, long tennis, arnis and taekwando. The first leg of 2013 Philippine Youth Games-Batang Pinoy starts in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, on August 27, where the best players will be chosen to compete in the national finals in Zamboanga City this coming December 3-7, 2013. The second leg is scheduled on September 24 to 28 in Maa-

sin City, Southern Leyte while the third leg will be on October 15 to 19 in Iba, Zambales. Meanwhile, Executive Order (EO) No. 44, dated December 2, 1998, otherwise known as the Philippine Youth GamesBatang Pinoy, serves as the national sports competition program for children and is envisioned to address the need for a grassroots sports program centered on values formation inherent in the practice of sports and play. The Philippine Sports Commission along with the Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), the Leagues of Provinces, Cities, Municipalities and Barangays, on the other hand, work closely to address the needs of every participant. (Irma S. Boza, Iligan Web/ LVG/PIA-10 LDN)

Call to impeach Pres. Aquino is ‘too much’ CAGAYAN de Oro City - A call to impeach President Benigno Aquino III was “too much,” a former city councillor said on Wednesday. Former City Councilor Edgar Cabanlas said that the call to impeach Aquino for alleged involvement in the Janet Napoles billion peso scam was “too much.” Lawyer Antonio Soriano, chair of the civil society group in Cagayan de Oro City, called for the impeachment of Pres. Aquino and the establishment of a “revolutionary government.” Soriano’s statement was aired in one of the radio interviews here in reacting to Aquino’s role in the surrender and the protection of Napoles. Cabanlas said that there was nothing wrong with Napoles surrendering to Aquino. “After all, Aquino is the chief enforcer,” he added. The real issue was the security of Napoles since she was

considered as the “brain in the alleged P 10 billion pork barrel scam, Cabanlas said. City Councilor Teodulfo Lao, an independent member of the Liberal Party, said that the President was only protecting the accused (Napoles) from being harmed. Lao said that giving special treatment to Napoles was not an impeachable offense. He said that Aquino was just protecting Napoles for the purpose of solving the controversial pork barrel scam. Lao said that Pnoy was doing what was good for the nation, to solve big and high level crime which Napoles could be part as the solution. He said that Soriano could not also be held for rebellion because he (Soriano) was only expressing an opinion. Lao said that Soriano did not utter words that would incite people to take up arms against the government. PNA REPORT

Mambajao kicks off town fiesta By Jorie C Valcorza

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin Camiguin’s capital town starts off with a busy week as it opened on Sunday, September 1, its 158th devotional fiesta celebration in honor to St. Nicholas of Tolentino. As accustomed, the townsfolk prepare a nightly spree of dances showcasing different themes such as broadway or latin american dances, OPM night dances, arabic indian bolloywood dances, contemporary and interpretative dances, folk dances and robotics. During the day, visitors are likewise entertained with various sports tournaments,

fire and rescue drills, games, drums and lyre exhibition and with the cheap buys they may avail at the diskwento caravan. The fiesta parade is also among the interesting activities awaited by the locals, participants trot around with a colorful display of unique umbrellas or hats. For this year, the town will showcase the eyewear parade, early morning of September 9. Other events prepped up include the annual search for Ms. Mambajao, dance sports competition, mini olympics, fun run (pistadagan), ground demonstrations, and nightly street parties at the town’s parola wharf. (JCV/PIA)

MISAMIS Oriental - Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez graces the invitation of the Supreme Council of Bishops (SCB) Meeting of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) last September 3, 2013. This occasion was attended by Obispo Maximo XII Ephraim S. Fajutagana, Right Reverend Dr. Vic Esclamado (President, Supreme Council of Bishops), Right Reverend Felixberto L Calang (Diocesan Bishop for Cagayan de Oro City) and 34 other bishops of IFI from all over the country and abroad. Also present were City Councilor Leon Gan, Provincial Administrator Jun Pacamalan, and Board Member Benedict Lagbas.

Fast tracking of navigational system project at Laguindingan airport sought A RESOLUTION requesting the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) secretary, through the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to fast track the installation of navigational aid and other facilities at the Laguindingan Airport was endorsed to the City Council committee on laws and rules chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor. This is an offshoot of discussions during the joint meeting yesterday of the City Council committees on trade, commerce and cooperatives, on public utilities and on public works chaired by Councilors Edna Dahino, Roger Abaday and Alden Bacal, respectively. The meeting was called in response to the special report made by Councilor

Dahino regarding the plight of passengers due to cancellation of flights in the supposed to be “all weather” airport. The lady councilor also expressed concern over how this will affect the business sector. FLIGHT RULES During the meeting, Laguindingan airport area manager Engr. Jose Budiongan explained that the cancellation of flights have been due to bad weather conditions. He said since navigational aids have not been completed, visual flight rules are being applied. He said CAAP seeks guidance on weather forecasts of PAG-ASA. If heavy rain is anticipated, flights are cancelled, he said.

The CA A P of f i c i a l informed the committee members that the installation of navigational aid is ongoing. Target date of completion is May 2014. As of now, the airport is operating only from “sunrise to sunset,” he said. LOSSES Oro Chamber president Antonio Uy said even before the opening of the airport, this was already anticipated. The business group appealed to President Aquino to defer this until such time that everything is in place. Uy said in any undertaking, infrastructure must come first before the venture. According to him, the business sector has experienced losses due to can-

cellation of flights. Those exporting goods have to transport these through Davao, which means additional costs, he added. It may be recalled that the 16th and 17th City Council also sought the deferment of the operation of the airport until all facilities have been installed, citing safety, security and convenience reasons. ROAD PROJECT A resolution requesting the DPWH to fast track the widening of the road from Cagayan de Oro to Laguindingan and the release of funds for the project was also endorsed yesterday. DPWH representative Leowald Pecore said P800 million has been allotted for the project.


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5-Star TOYOTA Dealership opens in Butuan City Toyota’s 5-star car dealership formally opens its doors today in Butuan City to serve the motoring needs of the city as well as the entire Caraga Region. Toyota Butuan City is located at Km-5, Barangay Libertad and boasts of a huge and modern vehicle showroom. Its workshop has state-of-the-art equipment for regular car maintenance, general job repairs as well as body and paint repairs. For customer comfort, lounges as well as a kiddie corner are nestled in strategic places within the dealership. With its 2.3 hectare area, Toyota Butuan City is the largest car dealership in Northern Mindanao and Caraga Region. Toyota Butuan City is owned and operated by multi-awarded Toyota Cagayan de Oro, Inc. Both dealerships are under the leadership of Ms. Betty Lu, chairperson & President, and Mr. Peter Lim Lo Suy, executive vice president, who commit to provide the Best Customer Service to all clients in both areas. Slated for opening next year is Toyota Zamboanga City. As Toyota Butuan City makes its home in Balangay Country, the facilities as well as its customer-centered people is something that every Butuanon can be proud of.

Toyota Butuan City Showroom

Call for 6th RAFI Triennial Awards is on

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation (RAFI) is now accepting nominations for the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards to honor men, women, and organizations, who, through their efforts and selfless commitment, bring about change in the lives of the less privileged in various groups and communities in the Philippines. The Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual is open to every Filipino, natural born or naturalized citizen, at least 30 years old, and of good moral character whose dedication

to their profession has made significant contributions to the advancement of the wellbeing of fellow Filipinos. The Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution, meanwhile, is open to all institutions or organizations. They may be government organizations, non-government organizations, civic organizations, or people’s organizations, which have been established for at least three years, with functional programs and work with other groups in bringing about comprehensive and responsible development. The nominees should

exhibit unending commitment and dedication to uplift the socio-economic condition of the poor and the marginalized sectors. Nominees for each category will undergo an extensive screening process. The selection process starts when individuals and institutions are nominated for the RAFI Triennial Awards. A search committee composed of representatives from the media, academe, business groups, and people’s organizations or non-government organizations, leads the short listing of nominees and selection of finalists, before

the RAFI Board of Trustees selects the awardees. The RAFI Triennial Awards was launched in Dec. 6, 1996 during the 39th anniversary of the foundation to commemorate the philanthropic, humanitarian, and holistic ideals of RAFI founders Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz. The award is conferred every three years. Winners of each award category will be given a trophy, cash prize of not less than P400,000, and the opportunity to travel in the Visayas and Mindanao to share their

expertise and experience to various groups. Nominations are also accepted from government agencies, non-government organizations, people’s organizations, civil society, academe, and the business sector. Self-nomination is discouraged. No m i n at i o n f o r m s should be submitted to: RAFI Triennial Awards Secretariat, 35 Lopez Jaena Street, Cebu City, 6000. On line nominat ion forms can also be accessed through RAFI’s website at www.rafi.org.ph/event/ nomination-form. Or you

can text nominee’s full name, contact details, and name of the person nominating to 0933-5144005 (Sun), 0949-7643525 (Smart), and 0927-5768055 (Globe). Deadline of nominations is on December 15, 2013. For more information about the RAFI Triennial Awards you may contact (032) 4187234 loc. 109 and look for Cathy Margate or e-mail catherine.margate@rafi.org. ph, or visit www.rafi.org.ph/ triennialawards or www. facebook.com/rafi.org.ph, or follow @rafiorgph on Twitter. (Hanna R. Aranas, RAFI/JCV/PIA)

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

RIGOR OLINO -Vendor CaseNo;2013-10-1511 MELVIN BARBA - Vendee 2011-10-1442

EUGENE T. ABUEZA Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1512

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Puerto to Balingoan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013..

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line ;Camiguin to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

DARIO J. PAIRAT Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1500 2008-10-1653 2012-10-1294

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of the certificate of public convenience with consolidation of cases to operate PUJ service along the route;Cogon Market –Opol –Molugan –Amoros and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

NELSON GULISAO Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1486

BENJAMIN EBDALIN Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1495

ROLLY BON Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1488 2008-10-742

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity and amendment of line to operate FILCAB service on the line;Puerto to Balingoan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate a PUJ service on the line; Cogon Market to Bugo/Puerto and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate FILCAB along the route;Puerto to Medina and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September , 2012.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013


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fri-sun | sept 6-8, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA • Email: mindanaodailycaraga@gmail.com jayfels30@yahoo.com.ph

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By Roel Catoto of MindaNews

URIGAO CITY – Suspected New People’s Army rebels reportedly figured in two attacks over the weekend in Surigao del Norte and North Cotabato.

The Police Regional Office in Caraga said six armed men, believed to be rebels, burned various equipment of the Silangan Mindanao Mining Company Inc. last Saturday in Barangay Febra, Mainit, Surigao del Norte. Burned were one VIP5000 transmitter (induced polarization survey equipment), one Honda KVA generator set, nine electric rods, four spools and a tent,

all costing P1,143,00.00. The alleged rebels also took the shotguns of security guards Nilo Macula and Danilo Dag-uman of Marilag Security Agency. Lt. Col. Vincent Iringan, commander of the 30th Infantry Battalion has not issued any statement pending an investigation, but said they are pursuing the attackers. Arrestio Tinglao, corpo-

rate communications manager of Silangan Mindanao Mining, told MindaNews they will release a statement soon. Silangan is a subsidiary of Philex Mining and is expected to start operations by 2017. Meanwhile, some 30 NPA rebels torched Sunday the processing plant, office and warehouse of a rubber company in Barangay Taluntalunan in Makilala, North Cotabato. The attack led to the death of an employee of the Standard Rubber Development Corp. (Standeco) and the wounding of another when a roadside bomb went off, according to

Lt. Nasrullah Sema, chief of civil military operations of the 57th Infantry Battalion. Sema said the rebels were onboard two Isuzu trucks when they raided Standeco. Few hours later, a roadside bomb allegedly planted by the rebels went off and killed Hector Lalaguna and injured Francisco Andap, both employees of Standeco who were on their way to the site for an inspection. Lalaguna who was seated at the back died on the spot, while the driver, Andap, was seriously injured. Sema said the rebels might have mistaken the company truck for a military vehicle responding to the attack.

DAR Caraga chief lauds efforts to save Mount Mayapay

BUTUAN CITY - The environmental protection efforts for the protection and preservation of Mount Mayapay under the Samahang Magdalo and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-13) continue drawing accolade, the latest of which came from Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Caraga regional director FaisarMambuay. Mambuay said the environmental efforts of these groups should be emulated. “We, in the agency are fully aware of the environmental consequence if not being conserve will result to drastic effects to our Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs)– to our farmers. We also would like to do our part,” he said. Mambuay then vowed to collaborate in the con-

BUTUAN CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglunsod (SP) is expected to approve soon an ordinance requiring all private establishments to install closed-circuit televi-

the future of the people in Makilala and the dreams of the children of Standeco workers. There is a big possibility that the rubber industry in Makilala will die with what happened,” he said. Police and militar y personnel have launched pursuit operations against the attackers believed to be members of the NPA Front 72 led by a certain Felix Armodia a.k.a. Commander Jing. Sema said the rebels fled towards Tulunan town via Barangay Santa Filomena, Makilala onboard the Isuzu trucks. (Roel N. Catoto and Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews/asf )

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Surigao City marks 43rd charter day SURIGAO CITY - The city government commemorated her 43rd Charter Day Anniversary, recently, along the theme, “Surigaonon Mag-iban Kita para sa Kinatibok-ang Kalamboa.” The opening ceremony at city hall grounds was attended by city government officials and employees, socio-civic organizations and students.

City gets P2.5 worth cassava project SURIGAO CITY - An extension shed for a cassava warehouse and one hand tractor costing P2.5 million were turned-over on August 29 at Brgy. Punta Bilar, Surigao City. In time with the Vegetable Harvest Festival, the event was graced by City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas, Asst. City Agriculturist Evaristo Cotiangco, Barangay Chair Arturo Santillana and other stakeholders. servation effort and committed to facilitate and spread the sound information to the Agrarian Reform Communities sur-

rounding the city’s natural landmark. “We will do this not just for us but also to our future generations. Hoping that

someday, as example will help pave way to attain the universal goal of saving Mt. Mayapay,” Mabuay said. (PIA-Caraga/asf )

Butuan City council to pass CCTV ordinance By JOHNY S. NATAD

“The rebels also saw the headlights. When they saw a vehicle was approaching, they immediately blew off the landmine,” he said, adding extortion could be the motive behind the arson. He also considered the controversies behind the decline in the prices of rubber as among the motives. The rebels earlier issued a statement accusing some businessmen and companies as behind the alleged cartel or monopoly of the rubber industry in North Cotabato. Sema condemned the attack saying it was the handiwork of a “group of bandit”’. “With what the NPAs had done, they did not think of

sion (CCTV) cameras. Councilor Jaime Cembrano Jr., who chairs the Police and Public Safety Committee, said SP will finally approve the said ordinance to secure the city from any form of crimi-

nality. “We will be working with the PNP to ensure efficient installation of the CCTV cameras in all private establishments," Cembrano said. Meanwhile, City Police Director Nerio Bermudo

stated that "as part of our 'Oplan Kalinaw Butuan', aimed to ensure the city from terroristic activities and other threats, we have installed a total of 20 units of CCTV cameras in the city.” (FEA/JSN/PIA-Caraga/asf)

Mayor distributes palay seeds SURIGAO CITY - Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas led yesterday’s distribution of 300 bags of “palay” and organic seeds to members of the Surigao Farmers Association at Brgy. Poctoy covered court. The activity was conducted by the City Agriculture Office, headed by Mr. Isaias M. Elumba and the DA RFU 13, as component of the Surigao City Agri-Fisheries and Agro-Industrial Development Program (SAFIDEV).

POPCOM leads interfacing of support groups BUTUAN CITY - POPCOM Caraga led the interfacing of population officers, academe and private companies, mustering support in mainstreaming responsible parenting and family planning (RP-FP) into the system. During the FP Technology/IPCC Training in Surigao City on August 28-30, POPCOM OIC RD Alexander A. Makinano said the stakeholders expounded on approaches, innovated strategies and advocacy plans to promote RP-FP. The initiative was is in partnership with the DOH-CHD Caraga.


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DENR-12 to probe intrusion of tribal group, mining firm in reforestation sites G ENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 is set to launch an in-depth investigation into the alleged encroachments by a tribal group and a mining company on areas covered by its community forestry projects in the mountains of North Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat provinces.

Datu Tungko Saikol, DENRRegion 12 executive director, said Wednesday he directed the agency’s forestry personnel to look into the reported intrusions and come up with recommendations that will help resolve the problem. He designated DENR-12’s regional technical director for forestry Muripaga Umpar to spearhead the investigation. Saikol ordered the probe after stakeholders of people’s organi-

zations (POs) that were accredited by DENR-12 to implement their reforestation projects in the mountains of Arakan in North Cotabato and Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat reported the encroachments by “interest groups” into their project areas. He said a member of the Kabalantian Farmers Association, Inc. (KAFAI) based in Arakan complained that a tribal group from Bukidnon province reportedly encroached into their Integrated Social Forestry (ISF)

project area. KAFAI, which was earlier granted with an ISF area covering 5,402 hectares in Barangay Kabalantian in Arakan, is a rural worker’s association that is also registered with the Department of Labor and Employment. The group is composed of around 200 rural workers. He said its members, who are composed of Ilongo settlers and Manobo-Kulamanon tribal residents, are claiming prior rights over the area by virtue of a Certificate of Stewardship Contract issued by the DENR in 1997. Saikol said the intrusion into KAFAI’s project area was reportedly led by members of the Matigsalog tribe under the FEMATRIC or Federation of Matigsalog Tribe CADT Holders based in Kitaotao town in Bukidnon. He said the group is composed of holders of Certificate of Ances-

tral Domain Titles (CADTs) issued by the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). “The encroachments, according to KAFAI members, have allegedly brought instability in some parts of Barangay Kabalantian,” Saikol said. Some farmers who have extra resources allegedly resorted to “pay outs” in order to free themselves from trouble, he said. “This practice has some repercussions, though, because it has encouraged more adverse claimants who are really interested in receiving undisclosed sums of money,” he explained. Saikol said the problem has become complicated due to the alleged refusal of the NCIP to issue a Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) to KAFAI. An FPIC is one of the requirements for the conversion of the area from ISF to Community-Based Forest Management

Agreement, a document that will provide security of tenure to upland organizations. In Bagumbayan town, Saikol said some farmers also reported the alleged encroachments made by mining firm Global Resources Co. Ltd. (GRCO) Isulan Mining Corp. into their project area. GRCO, which is 40 percent owned by a Korean company, has been conducting exploration activities under a mining tenement covering around 5,103 hectares. GRCO earlier forged a mining operation agreement with Fadicasu Mining Corp., which has acquired a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement with the DENR. Saikol said the complainants reportedly noticed a sign board of GRCO within their project area, which is covered by their Community Resource Management Framework plan. (Allen V. Estabillo/MindaNews)

Dipolog CPO receives motorcycles, firearms DIPOLOG CITY - To complement the efforts of the Philippine National Police in augmenting the capability of the police force against criminals and other lawless elements, the city government here has recently donated motorcycles and shotguns to the City Police Office (CPO). In a simple turnover ceremony held at the Dipolog City police station Monday morning, Mayor Evelyn T. Uy personally turned-over 18 shotguns and four units of Honda CBR 110 motorcycles to Zamboanga del Norte PNP Provincial Director P/Supt. James B. Mejia and DCPO Chief of Police, P/Supt. Joven R. Parcon. In her speech, the lady mayor challenged the local police force to strengthen its campaign against lawless ele-

ments operating in the city and urged the police to use the motorcycles in running after

perpetrators. Uy also committed to continuously extend assistance

needed by the police as she cited their vital role in the maintenance of peace and order

in the city toward her vision of “a god-fearing, peaceful and progressive Dipolog City.”

Mejia expressed his gratitude to Mayor Uy for her untiring support to the local police force to improve its capability and effectively perform its law enforcement functions and respond to emergency situations. P/Supt. Parcon, on the other hand, said the motorcycles will be utilized by his men in conducting security patrol especially at the commercial areas where most people are going. It can be recalled that during the 112th Police Service Anniversary celebration at PNP Regional Office 9 at Camp Abendan, Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City, last Aug. 19, Mayor Uy was awarded as Outstanding Local Chief Executive in recognition of her continuing support to the activities and programs of the regional, provincial and local police offices. (PIA9)

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

MARCELO REMETICADO Case No; 2013-10-1474 Applicant/s 2008-10-1559

LUISA CAMARILLAS CASE NO; 2013-10-1494 Applicant/s 2008-10-1715

FERNANDO QUIMELAT CASE NO; 2013-10-1492 Applicant/s 2008-10-1668

FLORENTINO SABERON CASE NO; 2013-10-1493 Applicant/s 2007-10-1833

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APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate Gaisano to Regency and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For extension of validity to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;Camp Philips to any point in Region X And vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September , 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For extension of validity to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Baungon Bukidnon and as for cargoes from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate PUJ Service on the line;Cogon Market to Camp Evangelista and vice versa with e use of ONE (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate FILCAB service on the line;Westbound Terminal and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

By ALFONSO T. RUDA

ART NOEL CABOTAJE -Appropriation Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1490

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority For issuance of certificate of public convenience (CPC) to operate TAXI Airconditioned service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2012. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

JAMES LEGO,JR. Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10- 1487 2008-10-1411

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

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Exploitation of the student nurses Hospitals charging fees from nurses seeking work experience. This alleged practice by some hospitals and medical institutions as is a violation of the cardinal principle in law that no person can take advantage of the other. It is an immoral and unacceptable practice . Hospital should even be giving student nurses stipends for rendering service to them and not the other way around, according to a lawmaker from Davao City. The cardinal principle in law is that no person can take undue advantage of another. While there may not be a clear violation of labor laws as per Department of Labor the practice is against declared public policy and public morals in our civil code on human relations. On the job trainees (OJT) in other courses do not pay the company or employers for earning job experience. They are even given food and financial assistance.

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Why should nurses be treated this way?” Under Article 24 of the Civil Code, “all contractual, property or other relations, when one of the parties is at a disadvantage on account of his moral dependence, ignorance, indigence, mental weakness, tender age or other handicap, the courts must be vigilant for his protection.” Also under Article 21 and 28 of the Civil Code, any person who causes loss or injury to another in a manner contrary to morals, good customs or public policy, and even unfair practices in labor through the use of force, intimidation or any other unjust, oppressive or highhanded method shall give rise to a right of action by the person who suffers damage. It is therefore the obligation of the state to correct this practice of hospitals and other medical institutions which is in effect, taking

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Make someone happy THINK a minute. There were two very sick men who shared a room in a hospital. The man whose bed was by the window was allowed to sit up for an hour each day to help drain the fluid from his lungs. But the other man, who was not able to sit up, spent all his time laying flat on his back. The two men talked for several hours each day. They talked about their wives and families, their jobs and life’s experiences. Every day when the man by the window sat up on his bed for an hour, he told his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. He told him about the See HAPPY, page 7

advantage of our nurses who are in desperate need of work experience. The Civil Code is sufficient to run after these hospitals and medical institutions which continue to employ this nefarious practice. Congress should now step in to investigate the issue with the objective of crafting a law that specifically prohibits the practice of charging fees from on-the-jobtrainees, including those in the nursing profession. There are so many hospitals now who are raking-in a lot of money because they have a labor force (student nurses) who even pays just to be able to work for them. The government must put a stop to this unfair and immoral practice. Paging the Commission on Higher Education to look into the country’s nursing schools and stop issuing permits to those who have consistently shown poor passing record during board exams.

Disturbing developments

THERE are disturbing developments happening these past few days both in the international and domestic fronts that need a serious look at by citizens who embrace peace as their personal and collective advocacy. Just a few days ago it was reported that a group of patrolling soldiers stepped onto land mines laid out by the New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Compostela Valley. Seven soldiers were wounded and it was reported that the shrapnel of the land mine were chemical-laden. I am not sure if the NPA had so far admitted to this ambush using chemicalladen land mines as alleged by the military. But this does not alter the fact that soldiers were wounded with chemical-laden bombs in that ambush. So far, however, there is no intimation that because of that barbaric act America might decide to undertake direct military action here to bring about peace in our troubled land like what it has decided to do in Syria after that reported chemical weapons attack that killed scores of civilians there. But what happened in Compostela Valley should be a cause of concern for every peace loving Filipino.

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II Who knows it was undertaken purposely to justify a stronger rotational presence of US military forces here in our country as proposed by that country’s Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a recent visit here. The resort to chemical weapon’s warfare is detestable to every peace advocate. Its use, however, could be a ploy to provoke peacemakers to agree to a more drastic military solution to the existing rebellion in the country waged by the CPP-NDF-NPA and the Moro secessionist groups. No one can really tell if this is not what is actually happening now that is why I am equally disturbed at the recent developments in the international front. I am, of course, referring to US President Barak Obama’s capitulation by his country’s ultra-right groups represented by the leader-

ship of the Republican Party in the US congress. Republican leaders just recently seized Obama’s initiative by publicly announcing all-out support to his call of deploying US military forces in Syria to topple down the government of President Bashar Assad. The move of the Republican congressional leadership is believed by many as getting closer to a decision at taking military action against the Syrian government that is being challenged by US-backed rebels fighting to overthrow it. Like any unrest in any Middle East country our domestic affairs, specifically the economy, will likely be affected as it is affected now by this impending US military aggression in Syria hence the need for us to be wary about this development. See DISTURBING, page 7


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More damning proof vs. lawmakers surface Jesus is concerned to sickly people LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… And I will make children t heir chiefs, and fo olish ones wi l l have rule over them… As for my people, their ruler is acting like a child, and those who have authority over them are women…” (Isaiah 3:3, 12, the Holy Bible). -oooMOR E DA M N I NG PROOF VS. LAWMAKERS SURFACE: The Senate Blue Ribbon C ommittee investigation into the P10 billion pork barrel scam last Thursday, 05 September 2013, appears to have tightened all the more the damaging screws against some lawmakers who are being implicated in the anomaly, with revelations that these lawmakers not only permitted the release of their pork barrel allocations in billions of pesos to supposedly-dubious non-gover nment a l organizations (NGOs). The implicated lawmakers also signed official documents, now submitted to the Commission on Audit, to indicate their knowledge and awareness t hat t he i r p ork b ar rel funds were not just released, but were actually delivered, to the NGOs of their choice, according to an official of the Department of Agriculture who appeared before the Committee last Thursday, in answer to questions from Sen. TG Guingona III, committeee chairman.

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park with its lovely lake and gardens. It made the other man so happy because he could not sit up to look out; so he looked forward to that one hour every day as he listened to his roommate talk about the people and beauty of the world outside their hospital window One night, the man by the window died in his sleep. The other sick man

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Pump prices of petroleum products have been rising these past weeks with the increase being attributed to the civil war in Syria that America wants to complicate even more with its planned military action against the Assad government. No one really knows when the domestic prices of petroleum products stabilize and if it stabilizes will it still go down. But until there is war in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, oil price manipulators will always point to these conflicts as justification to increase oil prices. But in resolving the domestic upheavals in Syria and other Middle East-

If the official’s claims were correct, this would mean that the lawmakers could not really disclaim responsibility over this pork barrel scam, because they knew, as they chose, what NGOs were to be given their pork barrel funds, in much the same way that they also subsequently came to know that the NGOs actually received those billions of pork barrel funds. If anything at all, this makes the lawmakers in question as guilty as those who put up the supposedly-bogus NGOs to receiver their pork barrel funds. -oooP N OY U R G E D T O GIVE UP HIS PORK: The Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) has joined calls for President Aquino to abolish and give up his own pork barrel funds. In an open letter to the President dated August 31, 2013, the PCEC said: “…we appeal to His Excellency for the ‘special purpose funds’ (SPF) of nearly P450 billion be abolished as well…” The other parts of the PCEC open letter read: “A PRAYER FOR `MATU-

WID NA DAAN’. We believe in your `Matuwid n a D a an’ a s y ou h ave outlined in your inaugural speech and as it was demonstrate d t hroug h many of your actions and decisions in the first half of your term. We praise God for those reforms. We thank God for what you have done so far. We continue to pray for more victories towards your vision. “In that same inaugural speech, you said: `The first step is to have leaders who are ethical, honest, and true public servants. I will set the example. I will strive to be a good model. I will not break the trust you have placed in me. I will ensure that this, too, will be the advocacy of my Cabinet and those who will join our government.’ We rejoiced over these declarations and hoped they will guide us into the era of ethical governance. It has been these declarations that embolden us, the Evangelical community, to express the following appeals: -oooABOLISH THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM: “AN APPEAL TO ABOLISH

THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM. We appeal to our President to take the le ad in ab olishing t he lump sum appropriation of more t han P25 bi llion former PDAF or any semblance of pork barrel in our national budget. We als o app eal to our senators and the congress representatives to focus on their intended job— which is to create laws. “Hence, we appeal to His Excellenc y for the abolition of P200 million annual allocation for each senator; we appeal to His Excellency for the abolition of the P70 million annual allocation for each congress representative that are supposedly used for various projects, but have been abused; and, we appeal to His Excellency for the ‘special purpose funds’ (SPF) of nearly P450 billion be abolished as well. “ T h e s e p or k b ar re l f u n d s are b e tte r a l l o cated under the `regular’ budget for different government agencies. In this way, Congress would be able to scrutinize how the agencies are spending the taxpayers’ money. This would enhance the checkand-balance relationship between the Legislative and the Executive…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com.

who shared his room was very sad. He missed his roommate who had told him about the beautiful world through their hospital window. Then one day he asked if his bed could be moved to the window where his friend had been. He couldn’t wait to finally see the beautiful world outside. But when he turned his head to look out the window, he was shocked to see nothing but a dirty

blank wall! When the man told the nurse all the things his roommate had seen through the window and told him about, the nurse said to him: “Your friend who sat by the window was blind! He could not even see that wall! I think he just wanted to make your life happy.” Jesus told us that the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. The only way to find your real,

satisfying life is to give it away by loving others. This is how God Himself lives. He loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son, Jesus, to die for all our wrongs and sins. So today, you yourself can ask and receive His forgiveness and new life. Jesus will give you the power to start changing into a new person who learns to love and make others happy just Jesus does. Just Think a Minute.

ern countries, we should never accede to the use of more military solution to the problem of peace. War begets war. We saw this in Iraq and now Egypt. We do not want more of this solution. It is only peace that can beget peace. The use of force will never result to peace. America is completely a slave to its military because it opted to embrace the idea that force is the only tool that can achieve peace. It is no different to fighting crimes against persons and properties. Hiring more policemen, arming them with sophisticated weapons, providing them with other materiel to make them effective in their crime fighting capability will not suffice. Unless government

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Bro. Edcel L. Closas tion [be].We can imagine that it is a “very painful experienced” for a “certain leper to be rejected” and to be “abandoned” by his friends. Do you experience that you are “condemn” and treated like an animal? This was the wrong culture of the Jews which we can conclude that no love at all. But this is change by Jesus in our gospel because “He cured the leper with love” and in fact, He ordered him to come to a “priest for examination” that he is a leper’s free. This is concrete “evidence: that “Jesus is concerned to sickly people” like me. Heal me Jesus: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LORETO GONZALEZ WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased LORETO GONZALEZ, who died on December 16, 1984 in Lala, Lanao del Norte;at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Purok 5, Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte, covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-5978, which is more particularly described as follows; ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-5978, Lot No. 6780-C, Csd-12-000022. Containing an area of ELEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SIX (11,806) SQUARE METERS, more or less. is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LORETO GONZALEZ WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed by and among the HEIRS OF LORETO GONZALEZ, namely; 1. VIRGINIA GONZALEZ CAÑEDO, of legal age, Filipino, married to ROMEO A. CAÑEDO and resident of Purok 5, Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte; 2. MAXIMO G. GEONSON, JR., of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Purok 5, Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte; 3. MARIA VICTORIA G. NGOHO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte; that the abovenamed parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate grandchildren and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (P5,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledged from BEDEVEJES A. BARACLAN, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and resident of Purok 2, Simpak, Lala, Lanao del Norte, WE, MARIA VICTORIA G. NGOHO and MAXIMO G. GEONSON, JR., do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, BEDEVEJES A. BARACLAN. As per Doc. No. 207; Page No. 43; Book No. 173; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MS: AUG. 23, 30 & SEPT. 6, 2013


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By Jeanevive D. Abangan

CITY OF MATI, Davao Oriental (PIA): At the start of the 113th Philippine Civil Service anniversary monthlong celebration, Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon urged provincial government department heads to take seriously the performance evaluation system (PES). In an interview, Malanyaon said she emphasized to them during last Monday convocation that the PES “has to be a system that meets the standards, an evaluation to take seriously.” “It should reflect the correct performance or the actual performance of every employee,” she said as she pointed out the need to rate the day-to-day service of every employee based on the standards. She noted the seemingly “uniform” ratings which could not possibly be reflective of actual performance, saying “there are those who perform better and there are those who are not performing at all.” “So let us not make a mockery out of this performance evaluation system,” she said. Referring them as frontliners in government service, she also urged provincial government employees to properly deal with their daily clients, showing “the right attitude at all times.” She put emphasis on being courteous and polite, being more accessible, and being facilitative of the clients’ reasonable requests and legitimate complaints. She also wanted them to observe tact and to carry a smiling disposition. (RGA/ JMDA/PIA-XI)

The Davao Oriental capitol in the City of Mati.

BSU External Study Centers receive CHED closure order DAVAO CITY— At least six (6) Bukidnon State University (BSU) external study centers with five operating in Compostela Valley province and one in Davao del Norte have been slapped with a closure order after the Commission on Higher Education Region XI discovered that it failed to comply the standards set by higher education institution’s (HEIs) governing body, a CHED official said Tuesday. Engr. Luis D. Perez, Education Supervisor II of CHED XI, said that the basis of the closure order was being non-compliant of the six identified external study centers to the CHED’s basic standard requirements. He cited that these external study centers lacked appropriate classrooms, full time personnel, laboratories, insufficient library holdings, school facilities, among others. He said that “as per instruction of CHED Central

office, we conducted an inspection and monitoring to all the six identified BSU external study centers last April 2013 and we submitted our findings to the CHED Central office through the Office of the Program Standards (OPS).” The Office of the Program Standard made their report based in our submitted inspection and monitoring report and they came up with the recommendations for the CHED En banc to issue an immediate closure order, Perez added. In a CHED En banc Resolution No. 507-201, it approved the “immediate closure of the non-compliant External Study Centers of the said State university in the municipalities of Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte, in accordance with the pertinent laws, rules and regulations of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED),” a dispositive portion of the resolution read. The resolu-

Quitain said his resignation takes effect on September 9, 2013. He said that he will look into the welfare of his legislative staff which might be dislocated because of his new appointment. “It is the reason that I requested more time before assuming my new post to attend to the needs of the staff,” Quitain said. He said he will work at the pleasure of the city mayor. Quitain said he will start working by asking the department heads the concerns besetting their respective offices. He said three names coming from his party, Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod come out as candidates for

his replacement. Quitain looks his new post as challenging since he will be focused on implementing the policies which is apart from formulating policy measures which are deliberated in the city council sessions. “You have to deal with many people in implementing policy measures, especially those whose livelihood and dwelling might be affected by the imposition of laws,” he said. Quitain is a lawyer by profession and the current dean of the College of Law at the University of Mindanao. Members of the city council only had kind words for Quitain on his new task. ( PIA XI-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

By MART DUMALI SAMBALUD

DAVAO CITY (PIA) - Councilor Melchor Quitain formally resigned as member of the 17th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Dabaw in preparation for his designation as the city administrator of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. He told reporter that he is still waiting for his appointment from the local chief executive, though during the campaign period, Mayor Duterte hinted that he prefers him to be the city administrator. Quitain said Duterte wants him to assume office before the mayor leaves for an official trip overseas next week. “The Mayor wants to be assured that even if he is abroad, the city government runs smoothly,” he said.

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tion was signed by four (4) commissioners and CHED’S Patricia Licuanan. These six (6) Bukidnon State University External Study Centers are located in the towns of Monkayo, Montevista, Compostela, New Bataan, Maragusan and Sto. Tomas. The said resolution further directs Dr. Zenaida Gersana, Director IV of CHED Regional Office X to ensure the immediate implementation of the closure order and to ensure the compliance of BSU to such order. While CHED’s XI Dr. Raul Alvarez is directed to facilitate the transfer of the students of the extension campuses that are due to be closed to compliant and duly recognized higher education institutions (HEIs) in the area. However, Perez said, that external study centers in Compostela posed no problem as students will be integrated to the proposed Compostela State College in the province as provided in the law establishing the latter. He explained that the manner of closure will be either an outright phase out or gradual phase out. But Perez stressed that it will still be decided by the two CHED Directors as to what will be the manner of closure that is likely to be implemented since CHED is considering and taking into considerations also the situation of more than 5,000 students presently enrolled in the said external study centers. Earlier, the Regional Development Council II issued Social Development Resolution No. 2, series of 2013 signed by Anthony Sales. The resolution contained the implementation plan of action pertinent to the CHED’s closure order of Bukidnon State University External Study Centers in Davao region.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City GERRY JESUS DELA RIARTE Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1465 2008-10-1505

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ECHEM NARCISA Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1497 2008-10-1445

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ELMA S. JAVAR Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1496 2008-10-1682

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City EDGAR NERI Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1506 2008-10-1070

NOTICE OF HEARING

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NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Pier and vice versa with the use of FIVE (5)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Lapasan (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Kibawe via Quezon, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE (5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate GT EXPRESS SERVICE on the line;Carmen Market, Cagayan de Oro City to Talakag, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ELIBETA PAGAS Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1505 2008-10-1625

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;Within Bukidnon and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MANUEL OLAPE Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10- 1498 2012-10-1472

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City RICO AMARILLENTO -Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1509 MARY GRACE L. GULE- Vendee 2009-10-943 Applicant/s

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ERLINDA TAN - Vendor ANDOHON PELAGIO – Vendee

Case No; 2013-10-1507 2007-10-021

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MANUEL OLAPE Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate PUJ Service on the line;Cogon Market to Iponan And vice versa with the use of ONE (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September , 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for Change Base of Operation of the certificate of public convenience to operate RENT –A-CAR service along the route;Laguindingan Airport to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle and vice versa with the use of One(1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City LYDIA B. PEPITO Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1489 2008-10-1967

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

CASE NO; 2013-10- 1508

LOUDES P. DALAGUIT Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1510

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity with change base of operation of certificate of public convenience to operate RENT-A -CAR service on the line;Laguindingan Airport to any point in the Region X accessible to motor vehicle and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Manolo Fortich –Camp Philips, Bukidnon –Alae and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for Change Base of Operation of the certificate of public convenience to operate RENT –A-CAR service on the line;Laguindingan Airport to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle and vice versa with the use one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF HEARING

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

AUCTION DATE: September 19, 2013 Estrada Bldg., Fortich-Don Carlos Sts., Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City JHALYN TRANSPORT Applicant/s

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Case No; 2013-10-1501 2009-10-1828

NOTICE OF HEARING

MDN: Sept. 6, 2013

MALAYBALAY BRANCH

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APPLICANT request authority for Approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Kisolon –Malaybalay City –Valencia City –Don Carlos via Cabanglasan –Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 12, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE (5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 5th day of September , 2013.

NOTICE OF HEARING

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fri-sun | september 6-8, 2013 Editor : Clifford Santillan

Energy firm launches Daily HOROSCOPE power students award tadoy’s

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) - You feel hot -- and you look it, too! Your amazing personal energy is practically making you glow, so flaunt it or just enjoy it while it lasts. It’s a good time to meet new people.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20) - Change is coming, ready or not! If you can prepare yourself even a little, you should be fine -- though it may come more suddenly than you like. Things are sure to get more interesting after you settle down. ARIES (March 21 – April 19) - You need to make big plans today -- things are going your way still, but if you don’t capitalize on this momentum, you are sure to fall behind in the long run. Think it all through! TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) - You need to deal with someone whose extreme levels of weirdness are making your life more difficult. It’s as simple as walking away, really, though you may feel the need to take responsibility and let them know. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) - You need to shake up your perspective today -- and that could mean that it’s time to start asking big questions of those around you. It’s time for a new point of view, even if it’s similar to your own. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) - You need to do some mental yoga to make it through today -- but you can manage! It’s a really good time for you to learn some new tricks and see if you can surprise friends or co-workers.

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental––Energy company STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) launched anew the Power Students Award recognizing 86 academic achievers in six public schools in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. According to SPI Power Plant Manager Dr. Carsten Evers, the project aims to inspire students

to excel in their studies at the same time help them cope with their school needs. SPI provides financial and material support to project beneficiaries including college scholarship assistance for high school class valedictorians. Now on its 5th year of implementation, Steag has conferred a total of 377 awards so far.

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gills grecians gunners hammers hatters hornets imps irons latics lions magpies mariners

millers owls peacocks pilgrims pirates pompey posh potters quakers railwaymen rams reds

LEO (July 23 – August 22) - Take a deep breath and wait this phase out -- you need to make sure that you’re not showing how impatient you feel. That just causes stress that slows things down even further on a day like today!

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Further, the project is one of the components of Steag’s Social Empowerment through Education (SEED) Program which is part of the company’s comprehensive and continuing commitment to support several community development efforts in their host communities in Misamis Oriental. A report from Jerome R. Soldevilla

SUDOKU How to play the game? Fill in completely every rows, columns and diagonals of each puzzle without repitition

of the same digit.

Yesterday’s Answer

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) - Keep your messages positive today -- make sure that people really understand that you are on their side (well, as long as you actually are). Criticism can come later. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) - You need to be more understanding -- and yes, that is actually possible! Fortunately, your great spiritual and social energies are in sync, so you shouldn’t have a hard time reading people. SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) - You’ve got to listen today -- even though your inner alarm bells are ringing madly! That just means you need to pay attention, though. At least one insane idea is actually perfect for you!

CROSSWORD puzzle across 1. Farm tool 5. Milk food 10. Tempts 12. Night bird 13. UAAP school 14. Type of tree 16. UAAP school 17. Between W and F 18. Resembling 19. South China_ 20. Rodents 21. Dirt 22. Curved structure 23. N e w T e s t a m e n t writer 24. Irritate 25. Think about 27. Single 28. Charter 29. Perform 30. UAAP school

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) - You need to really pay attention today -- people are sure to spout off nutty-sounding ideas, but at least one of them is a winner. You have the power to sink it or to let it flourish! CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) - You need a change -- but that doesn’t mean that you need to move to a new country or enter a monastery! Figure out the best way to move in a slightly new direction, then commit yourself to it.

Amazing Facts! Did you KNOW?? .. The speed of light is generally rounded down to 186,000 miles per second. In exact terms it is 299,792,458 m/s (metres per second – that is equal to 186,287.49 miles per second).

3 1. Ice cream unit 32. Container 33. Prohibit 34. Turn aside 36. Force 37. Eye part DOWN 1. Dwarf planet 2. Abundant 3. Food scrap 4. You and I 6. Sharpen 7. Female sheep 8. _Salvador 9. Identical 11. Nutmeg or cinnamon 15. Pres. Eisenhower 16. Mr. Armstrong 18. Fruit 19. Spirit 20. Birthmark 21. Sodium chloride

2 2. Eat out 23. Kicks 24. Wake up 25. People 26. Arial and Tahoma 28. Circular object 29. RHCP’s_ California 31. Golf score 32. Mongrel 33. Live 35. Greeting

Yesterday’s Answer

K plus 12 report cards feature 14 Filipino traits At least 14 traits of Filipinos are featured in the Kindergarten Pupil’s Progress Report Card or Form 138E to be used, this school year. The purpose of this progress report card is to inform parents about the pupil’s achievement, per Standards of Learning Competencies for the Five-Year Old Filipino Children, Dr. Jonathan S. Dela Peňa, Schools Division Superintendent, Department of Education (DepEd), Misamis Occidental, said.

Mathematics for understanding the numerals and the quantities they represent.’

These traits are Honesty, Courtesy, Helpfulness & Cooperation, Resourcefulness & Creativity, Consideration for Others, Sportsmanship, Obedience, Self-Reliance,

Industry, Cleanliness & Orderliness, Promptness & Punctuality, Sense of Responsibility, Love of God and Patriotism & Love of Country. Letter-grades for these traits are A, B, C, D & E corresponding to Outstanding, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor, respectively, based on the Kindergarten Education Curriculum, that identifies the child’s levels of progress, in non-academic terms, where additional time and follow-up are needed, Dela Peňa said.

Likewise, for the Key to Progress and Performance, the letter grades A, P & D will be used corresponding to Advanced or exceeding the standard, Proficient or achieving the standard and Developing or limited or minimum progress toward achieving the standard, respectively. Learning areas include Physical Health for the well-being, motor development and showing control and coordination of hand and body movements, Social and Emo-

tional Development for respect and positive interactions with children, as well, as adult members of the family, school and community. Mathematics for understanding the numerals and the quantities they represent. Sensory Perceptual for using one or more of the five senses and knowledge of concepts pertaining to living and non-living things and the environment. Language and Literacy for speaking audibly in

coherent sentences/use of and oral language, and Values Education for demonstrating honesty in words and in actions and showing concerns for others and caring atitude towards God’s creation. Attendance covering a four (4) ten-week periods, indicating the number of days present, days absent, days tardy and early check-outs are also indicated in the report cards, SDS Dela Peňa added. A report from the Philippine Information Agency, Region 10


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Police capture 4 Valencia escapees, 4 others yield NEWS

Editor: RUEL PELONE Email: ruel_pelone2002@yahoo.com

CAMP Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City––Authorities have captured four inmates who bolted from the Valencia City Jail on Wednesday afternoon as crack teams of the Philippine National Police (PNP) tracked down the remaining 13 inmates who remained at large. Pol. Supt. Ronnie Cariaga, spokesperson of the PNP regional command here, said that four other inmates surrendered to authorities bringing to a total

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ni Juan AM and chairperson of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines Davao City Chapter. News of the libel conviction came at a time when media killings again rocked the press. Five journalists have been killed in the last two months, including Vergel Bico, 40, editor for the Bandera Pilipino in Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental on Wednesday. Radio commentator Fernando “Nanding” Solijon shot and killed last August 29 in Iligan City. Earlier, newspaper columnists Richard Kho and Bonifacio Loreto were gunned down in Manila last July 30, while two days later freelance photographer Mario Sy was also shot and killed in General Santos City. Regional Trial Court Branch 18 of Digos City Judge Carmelita SarnoDavin found Estremera, Ajero and the late managing editor Ely Luciano guilty of libel for “publishing false and malicious imputations” in a story in their paper Sunstar Super Balita on July 8, 2003 citing Baguio Saripada as among the 32 drug pushers who surrendered. In Davin’s decision penned last December 18, 2012 but only promulgated Tuesday, Saripada was supposed to be a General Services Officer and a “Sultan Sarip of the royal house of Tacurob Puna Bayabao, one of the fifteen royal houses in Mindanao” In her defense, Estremera said their story was based on a police blotter that provided a list of persons who allegedly surrendered for drug pushing and drug use. “But the judges were saying that we should have called up each of the 32. Why, do we have to call up all those names in the list? Do we even have access to them? We don’t have it, right?” she said. In convicting Estremera, Ajero and the deceased Luciano, the court ordered

of eight escapees accounted for as of Thursday afternoon. Cariaga identified the four arrested inmates as Rogelio Tayros, Albert Espinosa with a 9 mm pistol recovered from him, Roel Llacuna, and Reymart Belmes with one 12 gauge shotgun and two getaway motorcycles. He said that four other escapees, Carlos Lubos, Ronald Ga, and Jorem Barros surrendered to the police and jail officials

them to pay 200,000 pesos as damages. Saripada is said to have demanded one million pesos from Estremera apart from 50,000 pesos in exemplary fees and the damages. NUJP Davao chair Casalda reacted on this decision. “Imagine you can be jailed by even just reporting on something that is based on a police report?” he asked. Estremera found the ordeal of going through a libel case tough, especially that it dragged ten years. “Now you know what libel harassment can do, yes it could last for ten years,” Estremera said, explaining how the case dragged on including two years when nothing happened, and the case went through different judges. “For an ordinary journalist, that’s a lot. Lucky that SunStar gave support. I doubt all media companies can give that much support all through out. And you spend a whole day for that, ”she said. Estremera said she would make an appeal on the decision. “I want to appeal. Somehow it’s a sample on how a law can be abused. That this gives a face to it, even if you are writing good stories. If somebody wants you punished, it’s possible because the libel law criminalizes it,” she said. C as a lda s aid NUJP Davao would rally behind Estremera. “It’s time we will again call for the decriminalization of libel, because that is our constant burden as journalists.” Estremera and Ajero’s libel conviction comes on the heels of another journalist being convicted of libel. Cebu broadcaster and columnist Leo Lastimosa who was convicted by Cebu RTC Branch-14 based on the complaint of former governor now legislator Gwen Garcia. The NUJP has consistently demanded the decriminalization of Philippine libel laws as it is of the belief that the law has

while Jamaal Sambarani surrendered to barangay officials in Pinatilan. Twenty one inmates bolted from the Valencia City Jail about 3:30 p.m Wednesday after overpowering lady jail guards who were conducting an Alternative Learning School class inside the facility of the city jail in Barangay Pinatilan, Valencia City. The inmates attacked the lady jail guards - took the keys

become a tool to harass members of media. Last year, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) made a landmark ruling that found that the conviction of Adonis on charges of criminal defamation violated the journalist’s right to free expression. Adonis was charged for libel and convicted for defamation after he reported on an alleged affair between then House Speaker Prospero Nograles, and a married woman in 2001. Six years later, Adonis was sentenced to a prison term of five months to four-and-a-half years and fine of 200,000. The UNHRC said Adonis’ imprisonment was “incompatible” with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In his filing with the UNHRC, Adonis asserted that the libel provisions of the Philippine Revised Criminal Code unreasonably breached upon the right to free speech. Under Article 353 of the Code, libel is defined as a public and malicious imputation of a crime, or of a vice or defect, real or imaginary, or any act, omission, condition, status or circumstance tending to discredit or cause the dishonor or contempt of a natural or juridical person, or to blacken the memory of one who is dead. (Cheryll D. Fiel and Earl O. Condeza/ davaotoday.com)

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taken by the escapees from the armory of the jail during their escape. One of the escapees identified as Reymart Belmes was captured in the neighboring town of Quezon, Bukidnon, and another identified as Jamal Sambarani has surrendered to police. Still at large are Khalid Anggao, Ronald Ga, Teofisto Villamero, Jorem Barros, Carlos Lubos, Rogelio Tayros, Roel Llacuna, Rodney Trinidad, Name Usop, Kairama Usop, Dionesio Daulong, Albert Espinosa,

and freed prisoners at the city jail’s Cell No. 3 and Cell No. 9, destroyed the locks and ransacked the jail’s armory, carted away five shotguns and four 9mm pistols and commandeered motorcycles before fleeing in various directions – mostly along rice paddies and sugar cane plantations in the vicinity of the city jail. Cariaga said that the manhunt operations had been expanded

Macxie Macarampat, Jeffrey Odagon, Ronnie Recibdo, Abdul Nasser Roquero, Jenie Armecin, Marlon Canoy and Papaw Sarip. Their cases range from murder, drugs, robbery and rape. The jailbreak occurred on Tuesday afternoon following an alternative learning school session in the facility in which only women jail guards were around. Two of the inmates, identified as Daulong and Espinosa has asked one of the jailguards to go to the comfort room and when the cell was opened Daulong clobbered the guard. They took the keys and opened cell numbers 3 and 9. The group then entered the administrative office and attacked the two other women jail guards and took away the firearms from the armory. The fleeing prisoners escaped over the back fence towards a rie field. Reyes said the escape was planned by ringleaders. Police checkpoints have been set up in all five provinces of the region while the public has been cautioned through the media. Reyes said none of the escapees are high-profile inmates. An BJMP investigation team has yet to reveal their findings of the mass jailbreak and whether there was laxity in the security of the jail. Buses and other public transportation plying the Bukidnon routre between Cagayan de Oro and Davao, Cotabato and Lanao del Sur have also been alerted of the escapees who would have already changed their clothes by now.

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the marijuana seedlings and plants planted in T’boli were considered as of the “high grade type.” He said their leaves specifically have “seven fingers” and the plants’ maturity could reportedly reach 17

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to areas outside Valencia as flash alarms were sent to neighboring provinces to alert police stations and establish checkpoints in their areas for possible presence of escapees. Cariaga also warned the public and law enforcers that the inmates at large have still with them five shotguns and four 9 mm pistols which they took from the city jail’s armory. CRIS DIAZ with RPI0 Report

years. “We received reports that some planters have dealt them to traders who were exporting to Malaysia,” he said in a radio interview. Siason said they are currently determining the possible origin of the marijuana seedlings and if there are other existing plantations in other upland villages in T’boli. Last month, T’boli police personnel and elements of the Army’s 27th Infantry Battalion also uprooted around 800 marijuana hills in separate plantations in Sitio Kifak, Barangay Datal Bob and at a portion of Barangay Datal Dlanag. Last year, South Cotabato police operatives recovered around P5.4 million worth of marijuana in various portions of Barangay Salacafe, specifically in sitios Culi and Blow. Meantime, the provincial government of South Cotabato has committed some financial assistance to the local government of T’boli in support of its continuing crackdown against marijuana plantations in the area. South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes said they will release an initial P100,000 to the municipal government and the T’boli police station to assist their operations. “We will also be giving incentives to those who can provide us with some information about the suspected cultivators and pushers in the area,” she said in a statement. Fuentes said the provincial government will work with T’boli officials for the implementation of livelihood projects in areas where the marijuana plantations were discovered. T ’ b oli Mayor Dibu Tuan initially pushed for the launching of an animal dispersal program and other viable farm ventures in the area. “We will try to find alternative livelihood opportunities for those who were affected by the campaign to

ensure that they will not go back to their illegal activities,” the governor added.

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Chaired by Councilor Leon D.M. Gan, Jr., the committee is one of the 24 standing committees of the legislative body. Councilor Ramon G. Tabor was elected as the vice chair of the blue ribbon committee with Councilors Adrian L. Barba, Nadya B. Emano-Elipe and Dometilo Acenas Jr., as members. Tabor said the approval of the Rules of Procedure is necessary before the committee starts hearing cases filed against barangay officials. Procedures Under the approved procedures, all proceedings shall be commenced by a complaint in writing and under oath, by the aggrieved party or a duly authorized representative against any elected official of the barangay within the city. The committee shall have the power ro adjudicate all administrative complaints formally filed with, or referred to it, against any elected barangay official of the city and render decision based on evidence. In the exercise of its function, the committee is empowered to administer oaths, summon witness, require the production of documents, records, books, or other things by a Subpoena Duces Tecum and issue other processes as may be necessary. Under Rule V, the committee may recommend to the city mayor to preventively suspend for a period not exceeding 60 days any barangay official pending investigation of the charge against such official involving dishonesty, oppression or grave misconduct, neglect in the performance of duty or if there are reasons to believe that the respondent is guilty of charges which would warrant his/her removal from the service. Tabor explained that under the Local Government Code supervision of barangays is lodged with the Sangguniang Panlungsod. That is why barangay ordinances and resolutions are reviewed by the City Council, he added.


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hair salon knew he could way to turn things around never afford to beat the big and win his customers and from page 6 new salon’s price of only $6. business back. The owner of the old But then he thought of a He had a local sign comRepublic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROMUALDO DUNA Case No; 2012-10- 1028 Applicant/s

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City AMANDO NOBLE Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1453 2008-10-1535

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CLARITO BURLAT Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1452 2008-10-1409

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority to amend his/her authorized route of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line; Within Bukidnon and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of two (2) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FRANCISCO HOY, JR. Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1446 2008-10-2245 2009-10-1145

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity with consolidation of cases to operate MINIBUS service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Balingoan and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City JOSE LAQUINDANUM CASE NO; 2013-10-1448 Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line;Within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City BERNIE JACOB -Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1445 GALO AMBA - Vendee 2008-10-1600

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City REMEDIOS CABARRUBIAS Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10- 1447 2008-10-1971

We all have problems positively who end up sucpany paint him a big sign which he put in front of his and go through tough times. ceeding in life. It’s not luck that conhair salon. It read: “We FIX It’s the people who respond and handle those problems trols your life! It’s your own $6 haircuts!” choices that make you happy Republic of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines and successful. Department of Transportation Department of Transportation and Communications and Communications You see, “Things turn out LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING best for people who make AND REGULATORY BOARD AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City Region X, Cagayan de Oro City the best of the way things turn out.” PAUL ANTHONY PIZARRO CASE NO; 2013-10-1451 PABLO P. BILOLO CASE NO; 2013-10-1444 Applicant/s 2008-10-1220 Applicant/s 2008-10-1363 No matter what happens these people keep going, NOTICE OF HEARING NOTICE OF HEARING because sooner or later APPLICANT request authority to extend APPLICANT request authority to extend “Tough people win over the validity of certificate of public convenience the validity of certificate of public convenience to to operate TAXI service on the line;Within operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market tough times.” Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to to Lapasan (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and Remember, the same any point in Region X and vice versa with the vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this heat that melts butter also This application will be considered by this Board on September 5 , 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its hardens clay. The differBoard on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit ence is in their response. on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date How about you? How do At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice you respond? of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. How do you handle circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the the heat of problems and Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the tough times in your life? with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary No matter which way the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. ball bounces, it’s still your evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE game. So today, if you’ll N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICAask Jesus Christ to take full SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. charge of your life, He’ll TION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MAN WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional start working everything, DANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013. including your problems Director, this 29th day of August, 2013. and pressures, together for MARIANNE C. ULEP MARIANNE C. ULEP your good. So why not start Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer living His way every day? You can’t lose. MDN: August 30, 2013 MDN: August 30, 2013 Just Think a Minute. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

ROSALIE TACBOBON -Vendor Case No; 2013-10-1441 JENNY ROQUE VIERNES - Vendee 2010-10-760

ROMEO URBANO - Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1440 VIRGELIO MATILDO -Vendee 2008-10-1893

EDGAR BALIWAG -Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1449 MERLYN BADAYOS -Vendee 2006-10-134

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line;Carmen Market to Igpit Opol, Mis. Or.and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line ;Carmen Market to Lumbia Cagayan de Oro City and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For approval of sale and transfer with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line;ROUTE 1 LOOP service and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Camp Evangelista Patag and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB Service on the line;Balongis –Cogon Market –Agora Market and vice versa with e use of ONE (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CARLOS KHO-Vendor SAFE TRANS CORPORATION -Vendee

CASE NO; 2013-10-1450 2009-10-1584

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

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APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI Airconditioned service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE (5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI Airconditioned service on the line;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service on the line ;Cogon Market to Indahag –Relocation site and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

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APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Baligasag, Mis. Or. and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer of ownership to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line ;Within Bukidnon Province and fromsaid place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on September 5, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 29th day of August, 2013.

MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF HEARING

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: August 30, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

MDN: August 30, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FE ELLO - Vendor PIO RILLIBO - Vendee

CASE NO; 2013-10-1456 2007-10-1688

MDN: August 30, 2013


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of the power they vested in their officials. In fact, as we write this column, calls are being aired on social media for more vigilance now that Janet Lim Napoles, the principal accused considered by many as the architect of the P10 billion pork barrel fund scam is in government custody. Many suspect that there

was something sinister in President Aquino’s acquiescence to have Napoles surrender to him in Malacanang and with the president no less accompanying her to Camp Crame for proper booking. Why would the president do this is now the subject of so many speculations, speculations that are not favorable to the president and the presidency. Other questions raised on cyber space is why Napoles was turned over to Interior and

Local Governments Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II and not to the National Bureau of Investigation, the main agency responsible in building up the kidnapping case filed against her. Social media commentators are insinuating now that Aquino’s action was meant to make a hero out of Roxas in aid of his political ambition. In this regard, however, I differ with those who are peddling this thought.

The turn over by Aquino of Napoles to Roxas involved many risks that may boomerang on the latter’s political plans. And I know Roxas as an astute and seasoned politician knows this. Because of all these questions and speculations fielded by netizens in social media many are now calling for another round of protest action to ensure that no cover-up will ever happen to the investigation of the pork barrel

fund scam and for the total abolition of such fund in the national budget. But the netizens are agitated by the handling of the Napoles surrender and are back to their pre-Monday mood. They are again on a fighting mood not only against those involved in the pork barrel fund scam but Malacanang itself. This was brought about by Aquino’s failure to read the situation by allowing Napoles to surrender to him and the

inexplicable interest he had shown on the surrendering fugitive. I believe Roxas was left with nothing to scrape from the bottom of the Napole surrender. Aquino and Roxas only succeeded in placing themselves in a precarious political situation. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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its technology is dependent on specialized technology which was controlled by biotech corporations. “Chemical fertilizer, oil and others have placed farmers in debt which forced them to pawn their lands. If only they’re into organic farming since then, they would have been enjoying the profits by now,” he said. He stressed that Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 recognizes the need to shift to a sustainable organic and

ecological agriculture model to increase rice production and productivity. It aids local farmers to boost their income, promote better health for them and consumers as well and at the same time increase soil fertility by arresting the degradation of the environment. “In organic farming, food crops can be eaten fresh right after harvest since pesticides created for organic farming do not actually kill pests, instead pests are just

prevented to get near the crops,” he explained. Organic agriculture includes all agricultural systems that promote the ecologically sound, socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasible production of food and fibers. Organic agricultural dramatically reduces external inputs by refraining from the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and pharmaceuticals. MART DUMALI SAMBALUD

he said. “Majority of that is map green. All of this area is fine for British citizens to travel to,” he added. Stephen Lysaght, the

embassy’s charges d’ affaires, said the embassy’s consistent travel advisory regarding the Philippines has resulted in more British tourists and businessmen coming to the

country for fun and work. There are more British visitors to the Philippines than any other European citizens, like the French, Spanish, or Italian, said Lysaght.

chapter). Ronelo Alvarez, DILG provincial director, said they, too, got the message that Zubiri cancelled it. Zubiri, in a radio message on Aug. 21, has called for the abolition of the pork barrel as it is being abused. He asked support for the rally set on Aug. 26. But Radyo Abante reported that he cancelled it on Friday after Aquino agreed to abolish PDAF. The cancellation drew mixed reactions. “It’s pathetic. It shows how we disregard what’s happening in our country,” Roland Rivera, a school teacher, said via text message. “It was purely political strategy (the cancellation) to manipulate the people,” a l leged E m ma Mol i na , cha ir person of Ba rog Bukidnon, a coalition of civil society organizations, nongovernment organizations, and people’s organizations pushing for good governance. But Barog Bukidnon, a newly organized group, also did not initiate its own rally after Zubiri aborted his plan. Mol i n a s a id e a rl ie r that although they were

a p p r e h e n s i v e o f a nt i PDAF ra l lies orga nized by politicians, “they were willing to join and listen to the issues.” Sources said aside from Zubiri, nobody dared to organize (and abort) an antipork rally. Ma. Easterluna Canoy, of the Kitanglad Integrated NGOs, said: “Sadly Bukidnon still needs a leader who can galvanize people to action or non-action.” Bienv i nido “Bobo” Narciso, of Abag Kalambuan Inc., responded through text that the real problem in Bukidnon is that nongovernment organizations and civil society organizations are no longer sensitive to critical national issues. He said NGOs in the province are focused on constructive engagement like the bottom up budgeting ( BU B) p r o c e s s o f t h e government so there is less time watching other issues. He said not many are even observing in the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), which is also an important function as most NGOs are now engaged in projects.

Narciso’s group, a nongovernment organization, is implementing a project since 2010 dubbed as Livelihood Enhancement and Assistance for Development of Tripeople in Kalilangan, a town in the boundary of Bukidnon and Lanao del Sur. Others said the PDAF should not be scrapped. Bae Inatlawan Adelina Tarino, head claimant of the Bukidnon Daraghuyan tribe in Dalwangan in Malaybalay, said the pork barrel was a big help to the indigenous peoples. She added that not a ll non-government organizations may be like that of Napoles. “There are those that truly serve the IP communities. We hope they will not abolish the pork barrel,” she said, adding there should be a way that it will not be prone to abuse. Loreta Sol Dinlayan, a social science professor at Bukidnon State University, said ill mechanics should be abolished, not the PDAF. Dinlayan admitted that those who abused the PDAF should be made accountable for their actions.

the turnout and we hope everyone submits a bid. Other interested parties may still join this procurement project even until bidding day, as long as they purchase the bidding doc u ment s a nd subm it documentary requirements,” t he st atement quoted PSALM President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel R. Ledesma, Jr. as saying. PSALM, in its invitation to bid published last month, required interested parties to pay a non-refundable fee of P100,000 for the bidding documents. The company has approved a P2.598-billion budget for the contract. In a pre-bid conference last July 30, interested firms were briefed on bidding proc e du re s , a s wel l a s

technical specification and requirements of the project. The auction -- which will take place at PSALM’s office in Makati City -- has been scheduled on Sept. 30. The project intends to increase the power output of the first and second units of the Agus VI power plant from 25 megawatts (MW) to 34.5 MW each, PSALM said. “The project will include the investigation, design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, testing and commissioning of the new hydro power turbines and blades of t he t wo Ag us VI power units, as well as replacement of electrical equipment, materials and devices necessary for the safe and reliable operation of the power facilities,” the

statement read. PSALM said the project is expected to be completed within 900 calendar days up on aw a rd i ng of t he contract. The 200-MW Agus VI run-of-river hydro plant is located in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte. The plant consists of two units with combined capacity of 50 MW ; and three units with total capacity of 150 MW. T he p ower pl a nt i s part of the Agus-Pulangui hydro power facility, which provides more than half of Mindanao’s electricity supply. A check w it h t he Web site of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines showed that Mindanao yesterday had thin reserves of 36 MW.

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and hazardous chemicals and GMOs,” Degorio stressed. Degorio added that come 2015 trade liberalization will be implemented which will pave way to the entry of products that contained genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). GMO technology, Degorio warned, proves to be detrimental to the well-being of humans as

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Filipinos around the country, including Overseas Filipino Workers in some offshore sites, made noise against the pork barrel, the supposed venues for the event in the province, the Freedom Park and the Capitol Grounds, were empty except for athletes practicing for sports fests. Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan told MindaNews Aquino’s statement Friday seemed to lean on reforming the PDAF only. “The people should have pursued the rally instead,” he said, adding the Catholic Bi shops C on ferenc e of the Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action (NASSA) called for abolition. Most government officials and employees asked for this story said they took the cue from Zubiri’s cancelation. “It was cancelled because, anyway, President Aquino already agreed to scrap the pork barrel,” lawyer Oliver Owen Garcia said. Garcia recently won as president of the Philippine Councilors’ L eag ue (PCL-Bu k id non

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Philippine Hydro Project, I n c . ; V i c e n t e T. L a o Construction; and Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co. Ltd. The seven par ties purchased bid documents a nd have beg un due diligence on the project, which involves the upgrade of Units 1 and 2 of the Agus VI hydroelectric power plant from 25 megawatts (MW) to 34.5 MW each. The project also aims to extend their economic life by another 30 years. The Agus VI is a runof-river hydro plant located downstream from the famed Ma ria Crist ina Fa l ls in Fuentes, Iligan City. “We a re happy w it h


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chants and our ethnicities’ songs. These account for our audacity to claim that we constitute the soul of the citizenry for we can divine our people’s world views, system of beliefs and values, and manifest these through our works of art that in turn can bring enchantment, celebration and healing. We assert that a cultural movement is necessary to invigorate and enrich the lives of people. While trade and commerce as well as governance and public administration will help improve their standards of living, it is arts and culture that will enhance their dignity and empower their spirit. Corporate and government support for the arts are a must in a civilized society. We, too, will embark on a greater sense of mutuality among ourselves: artists will help other artists lift each other up. The myth that artists thrive in poverty needs to be debunked. At the same time, we need to find ways to help artists and artisans market their cultural products, so that they can actively sustain their creative engagements. We envision a time when we could duplicate the efforts of emerging alliances in culturally-rich regions in the country, where artists have forged a private sector-led movement that sponsors regular art festivals and promotes artistic consciousness among the mainstream crowd, providing artists with exhibit space and a market for their art works. We long for a time when our fair city – extending towards the rest of Mindanao – could be known as a favourite destination: a place where tourists from near and far flock to enjoy what local culture and traditions could provide in terms of rest and recreation, healthy living and contemplation, packaged with delicious cuisine, unique

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allocations were sourced principally from the Financial Assistance to Local Government Units (FALGU) and the Various Infrastructure including Local Projects (VILP), both of which were lawfully appropriated in the GAA. He likewise disclosed that the respective Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) and Notices of Cash Allocations (NCA) also indicated the funding sources for the releases. Lagman’s reaction is based on the report of the Commission on Audit (COA) made public by Chair person Grace Pulido-Tan that he got a total of P130 million fund allocation for Tabaco City from his PDAF and that the project implementation was not pursuant to the rules. “ Tabaco City is not a conduit of pork but a deserving beneficiary of

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at the periphery of the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) campus. “Most of the Muslim women already know how to weave because they learned it from their ancestors. But they mostly weave sleeping mats,” said Guiambangan, a mother of three. One of the weavers, Fatima Taha, said that she used to work in someone else’s farm just to earn money. But when she learned how to weave bags, she stopped working in the farm. Taha, 37 and a mother of eight, said she learned to weave sleeping mats from her grandmother. Literacy program Then, last year she

entertainment and memorable souvenirs. The culture industry that yields local productions that can compete and win awards globally, as well as communitybased folk arts and handicrafts, would thrive and contribute to the locality’s Gross National Product (GNP). Meanwhile, the people’s lifeworld is assured its longevity which means that local cultures are safeguarded from extinction. We seek to expand our ranks to other artists and cultural workers in all fields of creative endeavors and not just the seven artistic fields privileged by our cultural institutions. We look forward to enriched and enriching collaborations with those who share the philosophical view expressed in this Statement even as we reiterate our commitment as artists to help artists beyond mere survival. We will work with the city’s local government unit to craft a Culture Code that can then be legislated and become a law and have an annual allocation to pursue the Code as a mandate, even as we will assist in the setting up of the City’s Arts Council. We will organize a yearly Arts Festival in conjunction with the Kadayawan that will showcase all that this Manifesto intends to accomplish. All these we hope to jumpstart as we make ourselves visible in the city in August 2014. Come share our dream. For as one great civil rights fighter once said: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams!” •• (MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar of Davao City, former head of the Redemptorist Itinerant Mission Team and author of several books, including “To be poor and obscure,” and “Mystic Wanderers in the Land of Perpetual Departures,” writes two columns for MindaNews, one in English [A Sojourner’s Views] and the other in Binisaya [Panaw-Lantaw].)

much-needed government funding support,” Lagman said. He said that both the fund allocation and the project implementation were above-board and transparent and all of the funded projects and programs have been completed and verifiable in accordance with rules and guidelines. “There must be a clear distinction between anomalous releases which end up in fictitious NGOs and those which directly benefited constituents in cities, municipalities and barangays,” Lagman pointed out. Lagman further said that all Tabaco City projects and programs funded from the subject allocations were completely covered by requisite vouchers and postings for public bidding purposes and the COA Regional Office in the Bicol Region had been given copies or access to the said vouchers and postings. philippine news agency learned to weave bags through the literacy program of the Moro People’s Core (MPCore). Zaynab Ampatuan, executive director of MPCore, said the literacy program started in Barangay Pisan here. She said the bag-weaving lessons were also first initiated in the same barangay, then they expanded to Barangay Kuyapon and to some communities in the town proper. But for now, only the women from BMPV and Pisan are producing the buri-made bags, she added. “It was one of our colleagues who already knew how to weave bags, she was the one who taught the women. Then Ma’am Elma is now the one in-

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Misamis Oriental first district Rep. Peter M. Unabia leads a goat’s milk feeding program in one of the far-flung barangays in the province. Unabia said his PDAF goes to the barangays to help alleviate poverty by providing residents with livelihood programs and other projects that uplift their economic situation. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Solon clarifies report on ‘pork barrel’ misuse M By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

isamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter M. Unabia has issued a statement to shed light on a national daily newspaper’s report linking him to the pork barrel misuse. Unabia was mentioned in the August 26 issue of Philippine Daily Inquirer under the report “Pork Misuse persists under P-noy watch.” The article said Unabia and other congressmen gave pork to the Philippine Forest Corporation (PhilForest). Unabia said it was former Speaker of the House of Representatives Prospero C. Nograles who requested for the project in May 2009. charge of improvement,” Ampatuan said. Guiambangan, who is also a volunteer literacy teacher for MPCore, said she has been encouraging other women to learn bag weaving so they don’t have to work hard in the farms. “In a way, this is helping the women in our community. They don’t have to go to other places to earn money. But with this craft, they can just work at home and take care of their kids,” she added. Guiambangan said she works half-day as a day-care teacher then the rest of the day with women weavers. “I’m an education graduate but I did not take the licensure exam because I’m happy to teach the children, and I’m happy to spend

He said that at that time Nograles was the caretaker of the province’s first district following the death of Congressman Danilo Lagbas. Unabia became a congressman in May 2010. He said Nograles requested the transfer and release of Priority Development Assistance Fund of the late Lagbas in the amount of P12-million from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the PhilForest for the establishment, rehabilitation, maintenance and protection of forest plantation in a watershed and mangrove area. When he became congressman, Unabia said he pursued the project “in the spirit of continuity and to accelerate the project implementation for the benefit of our constituents.” He said the DENR initially released P1,710,000 to PhilForest but subsequent releases were withheld

my time with the women,” she said. Small financial help For now, Guiambangan said they are getting small financial help from MPCore, a people’s organization. She said the MPCore only relies on donations from different individuals and not from any funding agencies. Guiambangan admitted that she too is shelling out her own money to buy raw materials. Part of her P4,000 monthly salary as day-care teacher goes to the materials for the crafts. The buri leaves are bought in other villages here and in Pikit, she said. Some P500 worth of buri leaves can already make bags and accessories worth P10,000. They are using ribbons

because the Commission on Audit found unacceptable the liquidation report of PhilForest for the initial release. Unabia said the remaining amount still is with the DENR regional office. He said no disbursements will be made from this remaining amount until the initial release has been duly liquidated. Unabia said most of his PDAF goes to alleviate the 64% poverty incidence in the first district of Misamis Oriental. He said his programs and projects include livelihood, farm-to-market roads and assistance to farmers and fisherfolks’ associations in addition to medical missions, feeding programs for children and other community activities. Unabia assured his constituents that there has been no bogus NGOs involved in these programs and projects.

as accents, but cost is very minimal, said Guiambangan, an Ilocana who is married to a Maguindanaon. The women weavers, who can produce at three or more bags a day, usually earn a daily income of at least P150, she added. “Of the total cost of a bag, we deduct the cost of materials, then 20 percent goes back to our women’s group, then the remaining 80 percent goes to the weaver,” Guiambangan said. The 20 percent serves as seed money of the organization, she said. “So that if someone need medical assistance or in times of emergency, then we have something to give.” Local market The bags cost from P200 to P500 depending on the

size and style, Guiambangan said. Most of the orders, she said, are from the local market in Kabacan, from nearby towns, and their friends. “Sometimes we produce giveaways for weddings and other occasions,” she added. “Since we have just started producing a much better quality of bags, we are slowly getting orders. For now, we have an average of 15 bags per month,” she disclosed. When they started to weave bags last year, she admitted that the quality was not yet good enough. “But today, we can say that our products can now be sold outside of Kabacan. We are already exploring a possible market in Davao City.”


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