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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 134

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Plaza sees bright dev’t prospects in five years Youth group welcomes SC ruling declaring pork unconstitutional

By DAVE M SUYAO PIA, Agusan del Sur

PATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur––Given the choice what he wants Agusan del Sur to be five years from now, Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza said he wants to see a prosperous Agusan del Sur with responsible investors and business men both enjoying their investment with contented and happy Agusanons. SEE FULL STORY/p.4

‘We care for children’

THE Red Planet Hotels (RPH) Corporation operating under the brand and style of Tune Hotels has just successfully opened its property on July this year and yet it has decided to give back to the Kagay-anons by conducting its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Activity this year with the theme “We care for Children”. It is focused on feeding and educating under privileged children. It is worth-noting that this campaign is simultaneously being conducted today not only within the Philippines where currently, the six Tune Hotels are located (Angeles City, Ermita, Cebu, Makati, Cagayan de Oro and Quezon City) but also to the different Asian countries where the chain operates. With this CSR campaign, RPH not only embraces to create a positive impact to the community but it also unifies its staff towards a goal better than themselves.

Covering the time capsule. 1st VP VisminCluser Tristan Las Marias, Northmin AM Ara Solidum, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and President and CEO Josephone Gotianun-Yap wield their golden shovels to cover the time capsule during the groundbreaking of Cagayan de Oro’s resort-themed mid-rise condominium on November 19,

Youth group Anakbayan yesterday welcomed the Supreme Court ruling declaring the Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) and presidential pork funds as unconstitutional as a “victory brought about by the people’s collective action.” “We welcome the SC ruling declaring the PDAF unconstitutional as a victory of the Filipino people’s collective action. It is a step in the right direction. Aquino’s DAP should be next to be declared illegal,” said Vencer Crisostomo, national chair of Anakbayan and convenor of Youth Act Now vs Pork. Crisostomo said the rul-

Guava tree bore fruits from the roots? By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur—Residents of barangay Alegria here were baffled by guava tree which bore two fruits on its protruding roots, a rare phenomenon which had drawn attention to passers-by. Michael Pasalo, a labourer of a rice mill where the guava stood near the national highway, said Purok officials discovered the unusual bearing of guava fruits just below the crisscrossing protruding roots during their clean up chores last Sunday. “This is the first time I saw that a guava bore fruits

on its roots,” Pasalo said. He said the two small fruits were covered by a small wood to prevent it from being plucked by children if they would notice it. He said they put some used motor oil from the roots up towards the branch to also prevent children from climbing up the guava tree. Richard Grande, reporter of Cebuano tabloid Centro Daily News, said the rare phenomenon is somewhat similar to a fig tree which bore fruits just near the grounds commonly seen near the caves since these were foraged by bats. RARE. The guava tree which bore fruit on its root baffle “But we can’t compare residents in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. See GUAVA/p.A11

ing is a “slap in the face of the Aquino administration which has continually and consistently defended PDAF, DAP and other porky lump sum funds.” “The ruling sends a clear message to the pork barrel king and the lord of thieves Noynoy Aquino. They should stop the lies and immediately scrap all pork,” he said. He also condemned the “use of the tragedy brought about by Typhoon Yolanda to justify continued use of pork and to try to preempt and circumvent the SC ruling.” “Since Day 1 of the See GROUP/p.A11

2 theft, robbery suspects in Tagum busted By Louie Lapat of CIO-Tagum

TAGUM City––Mayor Allan L. Rellon’s agenda on genuine peace, safety and security in the city scored another victory with the arrest of two suspects of robbery by the local police office. But the local chief executive says much more remains to be done, and he See BUSTED/p.A11

Relief goods short, just three kilos of rice, a can of sardines inquire at MAX’S RESTAURANT. Robinsons Mall, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Tel. No.: (088) 858-6297 • (08822) 75-6297 • Cell. No.: 0917 7061147

TACLOBAN City––For some folk in this city, which was flattened by super typhoon “Yolanda,” relief goods reaching them are not enough, despite the massive arrival of supplies

from around the nation and from foreign countries. “What will you do with three kilos of rice and a can of sardines?” asked Delia F. Dysoco, a retired government employee, speak-

ing to MindaNews at the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) compound here last Saturday. She said she received only one relief pack since See SARDINES/p.A11

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Groundbreaking marks Filinvest’s official entry into the power sector As one of the powerhouse conglomerates, and true to the Gotianun commitment to helping the Filipino achieve quality living, Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, FDC Utilities, Inc. (FDCUI) and FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis) groundbreaks its flagship power generation project in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, today. Hosted by the region within the Municipality of Villanueva across the key barangays of San Martin, Balacanas and Tambobong, the multi-billion peso 405-megawatt (MW) thermal power plant is set to be operational early 2016 to help address the power woes of the Mindanao Grid. The region, as a host to the power plant, is expected to sufficiently benefit from the project not only in terms of downstream industries it is expected to generate but, most importantly, from more stable voltage and an environmentally-friendly power source at a competitive base price rate.

The FDC Misamis Villanueva power plant shall employ the latest in clean coal technology: the circulating fluidized bed boiler technolog y, commonly called CFB. Considered as the cleanest process to burning coal, the technology removes more than 95% of sulfur emissions. It creates negligible nitrogen oxide levels while generating useful by-products such as calcium sulfate for cement production. The local business sector has expressed its support to the project underscoring how the Villanueva power plant can significantly contribute to strengthening Misamis Oriental as a key center for investments and economic activity. In a recent public statement, Oro Chamber President Efren Uy expressed that he is “happy that there are new power generators willing to address the power shortage problem…” Uy further emphasized that power projects such as that of FDC Misamis’ can pave the way towards See POWER/p.A11

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CALLING FOR DONATIONS. A boy joins volunteers in calling for donations from motorists and passersby at Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday evening during a mass held for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Central Visayas. The event was a joint undertaking of the city government and the church. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

DOST calls for RICE entries

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), region 10, is calling all

Filipino inventors, mak- By Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat of PIA-Northern Mindanao ers, designers and creative researchers in Northern for the Regional Invention Creative Research, and StuMindanao to send entries Competition and Exhibit dent Creative Research for (RICE) to be held this city. high school and college According to DOST Re- students respectively. The O ut-Of-S cho ol gional Director Alfonso P. Alamban, this year’s theme Youths are eligible to join eifor RICE is “Inventions and ther in the Creative Research Innovations for Smarter category or the Student Creative Research category. Philippines.” There are six categories However, entries should be for this competition which duly endorsed by the local include Invention, Utility inventors’ organization in See ENTRIES/p.A11 Model, Industrial Design,


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ELATED. Cagayan de Oro Councilor Inday Dahino expresses elation after the joint oathtaking ceremony Monday of Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro barangay officials. The affair held at the provincial capitol was spearheaded by Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, Padayon Pilipino head Vicente Emano and Cagayan de Oro City Vice Mayor Ian Acenas. More than a thousand barangay officials were sworn into office. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Abu Sayyaf bandits seize Sulu treasurer

ZAMBOANGA City––Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits seized a government official late Monday in the province of Sulu, police and military officials disclosed. Kidnapped was Jesus Cabillin, 60, the provincial treasurer of Sulu, according to provincial police direcCONGRATULATING NEW BARANGAY OFFICIALS. Second district Misamis Oriental Rep. tor Senior Supt. Abraham Juliette Uy with Mayor Redentor Salvaleon, Vice Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon-Abrogar and municipal councilors greet newly-elected village officials after their oath-taking Orbito. Orbito said Cabillin was recently in Claveria, the largest locality of Misamis Oriental’s 23 municipalities. MRS

seized 6:50 p.m. Monday at the capitol site in Barangay Bangkal, Patikul town. He said the victim was taking a rest in his sleeping quarters when the kidnappers arrived and seized him at gunpoint. The police official said the gunmen forced Cabillin to board a Tamaraw jeep and sped towards the direction of Barangay Danag, Patikul.

Joint Task Force Sulu commander Brig. Gen. Jose Johriel Cenabre said the kidnappers are followers of Abu Sayyaf leaders Julli Ikit and Kausar Sawadjaan. Cenabre, who is also the 2nd Marine Brigade commander, said Marines and police units have been deployed to go after the bandits. A report from MindaNews


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Plaza sees bright dev’t prospects in 5 years

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By DAVE M SUYAO, PIA, Agusan del Sur

ATIN-AY, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur - Given the choice what he wants Agusan del Sur to be five years from now, Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza said he wants to see a prosperous Agusan del Sur with responsible investors and business men both enjoying their investment with contented and happy Agusanons.

This is the answer of Gov. Plaza when asked by Sarah Van Den Boogaard, a journalist of Asian Business Channel (ABC) from Netherlands who were given the chance to interview him last week together with her fellow journalists also from ABC Ante Matulic Table from Croatia and Thomas Leamy from Ireland. Plaza also said while Agusan del Sur is known for its timber products before, he (Plaza) describe the province to be the same as of the present with planted tree species like falcata and rubber. “But I prefer rubber more because when rubber became productive, farmers will have long time constant income every day, unlike falcate where after harvest, farmers will again replant and again wait for a long time until the trees will reach its prescribe size for harvest,” Gov. Plaza said. Aside from tree plantation, Gov. Plaza said he also want farmers to develop and push more rice and corn production in Agusan del Sur using the organic farming. “Presently, our top priority is the production of black rice variety so that we will have enough planting materials. We are also very proud to let the people know that I personally received the awards two weeks ago amounting to P3 million, because of our organic farming practice and corn production here in Agusan del Sur, where the amount will be flowed back to the farmers in order for them to have bigger production in return,” the governor said. It can be recalled that the Department of Agriculture has given recognition to Agusan del Sur having grown 96 percent of the oil palm in Caraga Region and 79 percent of corn in Caraga Region came from Agusan del Sur.

NGCP speeds up restoration work, secures toppled towers By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––As it continues to assess and restore the damaged transmission lines and substations from the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) also deployed security personnel to guard the toppled structures and lines. While NGCP moves to work on restoring the more that 500 damaged structures, it has expressed concern over these exposed structures and the possibility that unscrupulous people from nearby communities might pilfer the tower spare parts and use these for the reconstruction of their own houses, or sell or exchange these for other goods. No pilferage incident, however, has been reported to date. The corporation has appealed to the public to spare the towers as it said, “pilfering the parts might impede the repair of the lines.” In a statement, NGCP President and Chief Executive Officer Henry Sy, Jr. said, “It will be more challenging for us if people will steal the parts of our damaged towers. We are

asking for the public’s cooperation by being vigilant by reporting pilferage incidents to help us bring the power back to the affected islands at the soonest possible time.” Based on NGCP’s latest inspection, 566 transmission towers and poles are either leaning or toppled, and seven substations are affected and remain unenergized. Sy declared that NGCP “is going all out, in terms of resources and manpower to expedite the rebuilding and interconnection of the transmission backbone. We are sending 34 additional line crews, composed of eight personnel each, from all over the Philippines to be

deployed in the different islands in the Visayas.” He said the 34 line crews will repair the transmission lines in Samar, Leyte and Bohol. Each team will be accompanied by medical and human resource personnel to take care of the crew’s health and logistics needs, like food and accommodation, while re-installing the lines. Including NGCP’s contractors, about 1,400 linemen are already in the Visayas area to help in the restoration work. Sy made the assurance that NGCP “is committed to repairing its facilities and we will exhaust all means to bring back power and help return normalcy for the victims of the typhoon. All our company’s efforts are focused on rebuilding the Visayas transmission backbone” and the corporation is in coordination with the Department of Energy, National Electrification Administration, and other concerned agencies to consolidate efforts to restore power in the Visayas “at the soonest possible time.”

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

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

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

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

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AGAYAN DE ORO -- The National Statistics Regional Office No. 10 (NSO-10) conducted a Seminar on Act 3753; Civil Registration Law for City/Municipal Health Officers and City/ Municipal Civil Registrars in region 10, held at Grand Caprice Restaurant, LimKetKai center, Cagayan de Oro last November 15.

At least, 115 attended the said activity. Highlights of the halfday forum were the discussion on Civil Registration Issues and Concern with City/Municipal Health Offices and the Memorandum of Mass Death by CDO Civil Registrar Norma Diputado; The Role of City/Municipal Health Officers in Civil

Registration by Manticao Municipal Civil Registrar and Philippine Association of Civil Registrar (PACR) National President Dorotheo Lacbain; IRR & Guidelines of RA 10172 by Betchewell Matienzo NSO Manila Legal Services Division and Region 10 Vital Statistics by Gerasol Lourdes Mugot. During the opening

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur – A program on environmental protection was launched here Thursday, November 14. The launching of the program dubbed “ECOWATCH” was spearheaded by the Office of the Regional Vice Governor in partnership with Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DENR-ARMM) and the Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (BYA). ARMM Vice Governor Haroun Alrashid A. Lucman said the program aims to promote awareness on the protection of Lake Lanao and the environment.

He said it is also an avenue for the government to provide support to the youth for a wider advocacy on environmental protection. “Alam namin ang ganitong advocacy ay mahirap isulong kapag walang supporta ang mga kabataan so the challenge entirely defends on you whether you will response positively on this challenge”, Lucman said to the different youth groups who participated in the launching held in Marawi Resort Hotel, Mindanao State University (MSU) main campus. Regional Environment Secretary Kahal Q. Kedtag said the DENR-ARMM, since the very beginning,

ceremony, Dr. Edna Sheila Belderol- Eugenio, Chief in Local Health Assistance Cluster of Regional Health Office-10 (Northern Mindanao) gave her keynote speech with emphasis on the vital role of C/MHO to national development most specially in preserving everybody’s right to be registered correctly. Meanwhile, Northern Mindanao Association of Civil Registrar’s (NMACR) President Dorotheo O. Lacbain and NSO Region 10 Officer-In-Charge Marilou B. Igdon both acknowledged the positive support of the City/Municipal Health Officers and C/MCR league members to their overwhelming response and participation on the said forum.(PR NSO-10)

NMACR President Dorotheo O. Lacbain (left), NSO-10 OIC-Regional Director Marilou B. Igdon (center) and Civil Registrar of CDO Norma Diputado pose for posterity. (Photo by NSO-10)

pledge to support the reform agenda of the regional governor Mujiv Hataman which includes environment protection. He also said that they are working hand in hand with other line agencies of the government to ensure that their programs and projects are environmentally friendly and sound. “Our mandate of ensuring sustainable develop-

ment of the region and the promotion of environment sustainability and protection remains to be at the fore front of our programs and projects”, reiterated Kedtag. He said he is happy that the Office of the ARMM Regional Vice Governor of took the step in bridging the youth to the environment and instilling in the mindset of youth that they have also the responsibility

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towards the environment. During the launching, lectures on climate change and tree planting, as well as, the state of Lake Lanao and related issues and concerns were presented by name DENR Provincial Director Cosain Abbas and PENRO Pipalawan Naga, respectively. Dr. Asnawil Ronsing, professor and director of

Shariah Center of MSUMain Campus, also tackled the Islamic perspective in preserving the environment. T h e E C O WAT C H launching was attended by 190 advocates of environmental protection comprising of students, youth leaders, and civil society organizations in the province. (Mohammad Nassif M. Elias/APB/PIA-10)

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There is a challenge for all income-rich hospitals in the country to give back to the communities their share of responsibility in terms of resources and expertise , particularly to help alleviate the sufferings of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda who are still alive. We urge them to heed the call for humane compassion. - Mindanao Daily, November 20, 2013 -

The human devastation wrought keep up with this massive scale of by Typhoon Yolanda is at risk of devastation Yolanda left on our getting bigger and there is no time people. All leading hospitals in the counto lose. Many survivors are getting sick try heed the clamor to set up at and those who need serious medical least one mobile hospital to any of attention are not getting treatment. the super typhoon-hit provinces. Calling on all leading city hos- We also ask them to keep these pitals in the country. They have facilities ready for deployment every the resources to provide medical time disasters strike the country. attention to the living victims of This is the perfect time for the top Typhoon Yolanda. They can set up hospitals in the Philippines to GIVE BACK to society in terms a mobile hospital in any of Guest Editorial of resources and expertise. the provinces worst hit by Yolanda. Please help save thousands For every day that survivors are not given medical attention, they of lives. Many survivors of super typhoon are becoming more and more vulYolanda are in need of immediate nerable and at risk of death. And medical care but they have nowhere this human catastrophe may become to go. Almost all hospitals and bigger than what we’re seeing in the health centers in the provinces hit news. by the super typhoon are no lon- A mobile hospital in each provger functional, some of them were ince can help thousands of survieven flattened. Local medical and vors who are in need of emergency health professionals and medicines care or surgery. Instead of patients are even more scarce than food and being airlifted to Manila, why not just bring the hospitals to them? water. The Department of Health has Hundreds of lives may be saved set up its own medical tents, but and it could help preempt an outtheir resources and people are too break of diseases and infections. scarce and scattered; they can barely (Pia Magalona)


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No boundaries for love THE most concrete manifestation of love is the overt act of the one in love to do anything and everything if only to please the one being loved. The unprecedented outpouring of kindness and compassion for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda here and from abroad could only be explained by the inherent love in every human being for others, love that transcends political color, race, creed or religion. This expression of love is indeed overwhelming. Sadly, however, there are misguided elements among us humans who could not look beyond their petty and myopic outlook in life - an outlook that could not look beyond their partisan politics, their religious bigotry, their misplaced feeling of superiority over other races and perhaps even creed. While CNN’s Anderson Cooper was able to show to the whole world the immeasurable devastation that Yolanda wrought in central Philippines, for this we are thankful to him, his utter failure in his reports was his inability to understand the dynamics of the whole thing from the perspective of a poor country such as the Philippines. The CNN prized-reporter still maintained the superiority of developed

Scarcity

Special Gospel of the day: Lu ke 1 0 : 1 9(November14, 2013-Thursday) Luke 10:1-9-After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly [is] great, but the labourers [are] few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace [be] to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II countries such as the US and Japan in their response to calamities such as hurricane Katrina (US) and tsunami (Japan). As what I’ve said in some posts I made in social media forums, the Philippine situation is far different compared to the US and Japan. Yolanda herself put limitations to relief efforts. Roads had been rendered impassable. Communications and other utilities such as power were cut-off. Frontline public officials, elective and appointive, in devastated areas could not function accordingly because they too were victims who expectedly had to first attend their families before they could lend a hand to others. Even public facilities such as ports, airports, transportation vehicles were destroyed making it impossible to utilize them for relief operations. Far flung areas were isolated even more as an aftermath of Yolanda. But

this did not mean absence of government on the ground as what Cooper had said in his report. By the way, I personally did not begrudge ABSCBN’s Korina Sanchez’s spat with Cooper over his reporting. I would be mad at her if she did not come to her husband’s defense, Interior and Local Government Sec. Manuel “Mar” Roxas II. If I were in Roxas’ shoes, I would have expected the same defense from my wife. And I am certain all of us husbands will expect the same regardless of whether we are right or wrong. This tenet is respected even by law hence spouses are exempt from witnessing against each other in court unless the case involves the safety, security and protection of rights of any of the spouses against the other. Korina was just right in defending her husband who is the point man before, during and after Yolanda’s onslaught even if I did not

like her husband’s political pettiness. His political pettiness was proved beyond doubt when no less than President Aquino had to broker between Roxas and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romuladez just so relief and rehabilitation efforts could be sped up. If Roxas is not petty, there would not have been any need for Aquino to broker such talk. Roxas should realize that inherent in his being a public official is to work with anyone in the local government units all over the country regardless of their partisan political affiliation. This is one aspect of his task/responsibility that Roxas utterly missed when he allowed partisanship to come in the way of his official duty to the people especially in crisis situations brought about by calamities. But far more saddening is the behavior of a good number of people in social media who could not transcend beyond their petty concerns. I hate reading bashers in social media as if nothing positive has ever been done by government to address the plight of the victims. If humanity all over the world was moved to express their love for the Yolanda victims, never imagine See love/p.A11

THIS column did not see print on Monday and Tuesday. It was a selfimposed protest against the national government’s sloppiness in dealing with the typhoon victims in the Visayas region. Aside from the government’s snail-paced actions, the relief distribution, the rescue, retrieval, and rebuilding responses did not meet the expectation of the people. On the contrary, what seemed to have been given emphasis were the Cris Diaz exploits of politicians who want to deodorize themselves and their political parties? It was nauseating to watch the “yellow” colors there. Of course, the color yellow was identified with the Liberal Party and President Noynoy Aquino. The message of enjoining relief operations as “political act” turns everyone’s stomach. What is happening to this country? It is, indeed, sickening that in times of distress and national emergency (we consider the effect of typhoon Yolanda’s fury as a national emergency), the country’s politicians consider the situation as a time to flaunt their political antics. The incongruous character of political gaiety among Filipino politicians in times of disaster did not escape the prying eyes of national observers. Donors from outside the country were more emphatic on this. Matter of fact, the United Nation has a definite and clear instruction to U.S. marines not to give the relief goods to any government official or government agencies. In an attempt to stifle the UN’s insulting instructions, the national government tried to save faces by threatening to impose duties and taxes to all relief goods coming into the country. It was the timely protest by the well-meaning citizenry that the national government’s sinister plot to get even with foreign donors was aborted. Shame! It is now certain that the citizenry could not expect anything of value to a government whose interest simply focused on political greediness. Readers told this column that they won’t be surprised if one of these days the color of the cadaver bags would become “yellow” with an imprint of a grinning President.-0- Listen to Alarma sa Udtong Tutok at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch every 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon daily except Saturday and Sunday. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Caraga Administrative Region Division of Agusan del Sur

Biblical reflection

INVITATION TO BID FOR SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF SCHOOL FURNITURE FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS UNDER BEFF CY 2013 1. The Department of Education (DepED) – Agusan del Sur Divisiion intends to apply the sum of Three Million Seventeen Thousand Five Hundred Thirty Four & 85/100 Pesos Only (Php3,017,534.85) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the works described below, to wit:

Bro. Edcel L. Closas to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you: This gospel encourages us to pray for more laborers in His vineyard to build the kingdom of God here on earth. This is the reason of God why He allowed calamity to happen due to scarcity of evangelizers. In

The parody of relief operations

Hebrews 12:25-See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaketh] from heaven. Therefore, to avoid catastrophe to happen, it must be that the people will repent and listen to the preachers: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

LOT/ LEGISLATIVE ELEMENTARY TEACHER’S CLUSTER DISTRICT ARMCHAIR TABLE & CHAIR (PCS) (SET) 1 1 1,440 32 2 2 2,385 53

APPROVED BUDGET FOR THE CONTRACT (PhP) 1,136,013.12 1,881,521.73 3,017,534.85

2. The Department of Education – Agusan del Sur Division now invites bids for the Supply and delivery of School Furniture for Elementary Schools. Delivery of the Goods is required 60 Calendar Days. Bidders should have completed, within 10 years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. 3. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/ fail”criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. 4. Interested bidders may obtain further information from BAC Secretariat, DepED Agusan del Sur Division, Government Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during 8:00AM-5:00PM (Mondays thru Fridays). 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on November 12, 2013 until date of Bid Submission from the address below and upon payment of a non-refundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of PhP 5,000.00 per cluster upon completion of filing of Letter of Intent using DepED Standard Form not later than November 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM. 6. The Department of Education – Agusan del Sur Division will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on November 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Department of Education-Agusan del Sur Division, Government Center, Patinay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur which shall be open to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 02, 2013 at 10:00 AM. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted.

GEMMA A. DE PAZ The Division BAC Chairman Agusan del Sur Division Government Center, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur

8. The Department of Education-Agusan del Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. 9. For further information, please refer to:

LORNA P. GAYOL/LALAINE GOMERA The DBAC Secretariat DepED-Agusan del Sur Division Gov. D.O. Plaza Gov’t. Center, Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

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Paraphernalia for Zambo special barangay election inspected

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AMBOANGA CITY – The City Treasurer’s Office has inspected Monday afternoon the election paraphernalia to be used in the November 25 special election for barangay officials in this city.

The election paraphernalia consisting of official ballots and election returns arrived Friday in this city from the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-central office and were deposited at the City Treasurer’s Office. The inspection was witnessed by members of the local media and representatives from other offices such as the Liga ng mga Barangay. Noel Angeles of the City Treasurer’s Office said they received 36 bundles consisting with 213,265 official ballots for the 605 clus-

tered precincts in District I and 34 bundles of 199,396 ballots for the 578 clustered precincts in District II. This city composed of 98 barangays of which 37 barangays are in District I and 61 in District II. Angeles said they also received 605 sets of election returns for District I and 578 sets for District II. He said the election paraphernalia will be distributed on November 23 to the far-flung barangays and on November 24 for the barangays within the seven kilometer radius of this city. The Comelec through en banc Resolution No. 9805 has scheduled in November 25 the holding of the barangay election in this city. This came about as the elections for barangay officials scheduled to be held October 28 did not push through due to the standoff brought about by the infiltration of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels last September in this city. (PNA)

The medical and dental teams of 1st Infantry (Tabak) division, Philippine Army provide free tooth extraction to adults and circumcision to young children during the information caravan for poverty reduction initiated by the Philippine Information Agency on November 15, 2013 held at covered court, Poblacion, Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur. (gcc/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Suspected Abu Sayyaf rebels shot dead a Taiwanese tourist and seized his wife in a daring crossborder raid into the Malaysian state of Sabah near the Philippine province of Tawi-Tawi. Malaysian media reported that gunmen raided the island resort of Pom Pom off Semporna

town and shot Hsu Li Min, 57, and dragged his wife Chang An Wei, 58, into a waiting boat and fled before security forces could arrive. The raid occurred before dawn on November 15, Malaysia’s online newspaper The Star reported. It said policemen recovered four bullet casings in room oc-

cupied by the Taiwanese couple who was due to leave on November 19. The fate of the woman is still unknown and gunmen have not demanded any ransom from the victim’s family or contacted the resort owner. “Based on their modus operandi, we believe that there is a link with the Abu Sayyaf group.

Suspected Sayyafs raid Malaysian resort

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Office of the Regional Director CARAGA Region XIII, Provincial NIA Compound, Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City Tel. No. (085) 341-3826/341-3312 (E-mail: emb_caraga @yahoo. com)

Tawi-Tawi. The Abu Sayyaf has previously raided resorts in Sabah several times over the past decade and kidnapped dozens of Malaysians and foreigners and exchanged them for ransom money which is used to purchase weapons and fund terror attacks in the Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner)

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The initial information we have is that they came in a small group of eight,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar in another report by The Star. Police are also investigating the possible involvement of locals in planning the raid. The gunmen had been to have fled towards Pulau Mataking near

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Office of the Regional Director CARAGA Region XIII, Provincial NIA Compound, Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City Tel. No. (085) 341-3826/341-3312 (E-mail: emb_caraga @yahoo. com)

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to the public to attend a Public Hearing for the proposed Water Classification of Asiga River on November 29, 2013, (Friday) at 1:30 PM to be held at the Covered Court of Barangay Poblacion 1, Santiago, Agusan del Norte, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9275, the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004” and Department Administrative Order No. 1990-34.

Notice is hereby given to the public to attend a Public Hearing for the proposed Water Classification of Benoni River on November 28, 2013, (Thursday) at 1:30 PM to be held at the Carrascal Sports Complex and Cultural Center, Carrascal, Surigao del Sur, pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9275, the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004” and Department Administrative Order No. 1990-34.

Interested Parties and stakeholders are advised to be at the mentioned date, venue and time. All written comments and opinions should be addressed to the Office of the Regional Director, EMB XIII, NIA Provincial Compound, Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City.

Interested Parties and stakeholders are advised to be at the mentioned date, venue and time. All written comments and opinions should be addressed to the Office of the Regional Director, EMB XIII, NIA Provincial Compound, Brgy. Ambago, Butuan City.

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PHL exporters earn USD 1.1-B from coconut exports

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AVAO CITY -- Coconut products took a big slice of export revenues generated by Philippine exporters during the last nine months from January to September this year. All in all, coconut products racked up a total of USD 1.1 billion in export revenues, rising by 10 percent compared to last year’s USD 1.0 billion which included the combined total revenues earned by copra, coconut oil, desiccated coconut, copra meal, copra cake and other coco products, according to latest data released by the National Statistics Office (NSO). Coconut oil generated the biggest export sales at USD 770 million, lower by 1 percent compared to last year’s exports of USD 778

million. This was followed by desiccated coconut which racked up exports of USD 143 million from foreign buyers, down by 9 percent compared to exports of USD 158 million during the same period last year. Export data shown here are quoted in U.S. dollars and “Free On Board” (FOB), according to the NSO, meaning the export figure includes only the cost of the product plus profit margin, trucking, wharfage fees, etc. and does not include the cost of shipping to foreign ports.

Republic of die Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES FLORDELIZ A. MALONGAYON AND ROBERTO A. APALLA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-157

More exports of copra meal and copra cake were recorded in the latest NSO report, showing export revenues of USD 199 million, surging higher by 174 percent compared to last year’s exports of only USD 73 million. Industry sources said foreign buyers find it cheaper to import the copra meal and cake which are processed

into refined coconut oil and other products in their own countries. Activated carbon, which uses huge quantities of coconut shell, took in a total of USD 95 million in export revenues this year, rising sharply by 69 percent compared to last year’s revenues of only USD 56 million. The report was attributed

by industry sources to the big demand for active carbon in the U.S., Canada and Europe which use this coco-based product for purifying water, industrial filters, batteries and hundreds of other industrial products. Most of the activated carbon processing plants are found today in Davao and Cagayan de Oro cities. (PNA)

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of EZALDY S. CHEE, who died on November 15, 2010 in Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 2 Blk 1, Psd-13-008181, portion of Lot 1 and 3, Pcs-13-000987) situated in Villa Kananga, Butuan City, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-44871 containing an area of 140 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL PARTITION SIMULTANEOUS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE entered into and executed by deceased Ezaldy S. Chee’s surviving legal heirs, namely, Ma. Jean M. Chee, Eljane M. Chee, and Jirah Grace M. Chee, as heirs/ vendors, selling, ceding, transferring and conveying above-described property to Engr. Mario I. Dumangas, Jr. for and in consideration of P300,000.00, per Doc. No. 441; Page No. 87; Book No. III; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Jennifer Hazel A. Racaza, Notary Public for and in the City of Cabadbaran under PTR No. 0073103/01-02-13.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late NECIFORA A. GAMONEZ, who died intestate on the 13th day of March, 2007 at CDO Polymedic General Hospital, A. Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. That the deceased at the time of her death left four (4) Parcels of Land with a Residential House erected thereon being a Paraphernal property, and covered by their respective Titles and Tax Declarations and more particularly described as follows to wit; Parcel One – TCT No. T-124658 with Residential House under TD No. G-157427 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 11, Block 18, of the subdivision plan (LRC), Psd-169564, being a portion of Lot 11, (LRC) Pcs-8974, LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1612), situated in the District of Bulua, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) SQUARE METERS, more or less” Parcel TwoTCT No. T-40539 Under TD No. G-024245 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 19918-C, Psd-10-006355, being a portion of Lot 19918, Cad-369-D, Cagayan Cadastre Ext.), situated in the Barrio of Ala-e, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT (188) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” Parcel Three- OCT No. P-2283 Under TD No. G-200851 “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot No. 35545, Cad-237, (Lot No. 25524-C, Csd-10-002016-D), situated in the Barrio of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of TWENTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVEN (20,107) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” Parcel Four – TD No. 02-15-7160 “A PARCEL OF LAND, (Cad. Lot No. 89-E, Psd-10-003413), situated in the Barrio of Ala-e, Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Province of Bukidnon, containing an area of TEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (10,656) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS, entered namely; CANUTO C. GAMONEZ, of legal age, widower, Filipino; FLEURDELIS G. JARO, of legal age, married, Filipino; ROSELLER A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; BERNADETTE G. CORTEJOS, of legal age, married, Filipino; DOUGLAS A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; EMMANUEL A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; JACQUELINE A. ROA, of legal age, married, Filipino; and CATHERINE G. TANCONGCO, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; are the only sole, legitimate, forced and surviving legal heirs of the late NECIFORA A. GAMONEZ. As per Doc. No. 451; Page No. 91; Book No. 101; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

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DAVAO CITY TO VISAYAS. Volunteers load sacks of relief items into a cargo truck on Saturday, November 16 at the Department of Public Works and Highway depot in Davao City. At least 1500 volunteers are helping in the repacking of the relief goods for the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas. (Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco)

FLORDELIZ A. MALONGAYON AND ROBERTO A. APALLA, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------------/

NOTICE

ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on May 21, 2011, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Purok Ilang-Ilang, Acmac, Iligan City and Purok San Francisco, Acmac, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since January 2012 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation since January 2012 or for more than a year already, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 21, 2011 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on December 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 19th day of November, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI”A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City GENEVIVE B. BACOTE-DACO, Petitioner, -versus- HABIB H. DACO, Respondent

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-112 FOR: DIVORCE BY FASKH (Judicial Decree of Divorce)

Benny Caina,the outgoing Senior Citizen President of Brgy. 2A Magallanes Davao City, spoke before the Officers and Members an inspiration message. Held at Multipurpose Building of the said Brgy.,Last November 17,2013. She is thankful to the entire constituents of the Senior Citizen in the Brgy. for she earned mass support and respect and with fervent hopes and pray that for the incoming leadership the volume of attendance is still intact and will continue to support for the benefits of the organization. Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES JOSEPH LAZARITO JORQUIA AND CHONA BALMORI PATOLTOL-JORQUIA, JOSEPH LAZARITO JORQUIA AND CHONA BALMORI PATOLTOL-JORQUIA, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------/

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: HABIB H. DACO c/o Mr. Camelo Arumpac 37 St., Western Bicutan, Tagaig City GREETINGS: You are hereby required to appear or file within ten (10) days from the date of publication of this summons, either personally or through counsel with this Court at 2nd Floor Nancy Ali Building, Camague Hi-way, Tomas Cabili, Iligan City (infront of Shell Gas Station). Your answer/comment to the petition filed by your wife (GENEVIVE B. BACOTE-DACO) which in substance she prays for a grant of Divorce by Faskh and cancellation of the marriage contract. You are hereby required to serve a copy of your answer/comment upon the petitioner through her present residence address at Palao, Iligan City. Should you fail to come personally or through a representative or file your answer to the petitioner within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidence ex-parte upon which judgment shall be rendered. Iligan City, November 15, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-156

ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 1,1992, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Poblacion, Don Carlos, Bukidnon and Casisang, Malaybalay Citv-Bukidnon; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2004 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2004 or for over nine (9) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 1, 1992 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on December 9, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. , Iligan City, Philippines, this 19th day of November, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 20, 27 & Dec. 4, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga Del Sur Municipality of Tukuran

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga Del Sur Municipality of Tukuran

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, A notice is hereby served to the public that NELSA BINAYAS LIMITARES, has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from MARIANILSA to NELSA in the birth certificate of MARIANILSA BINAYAS ENRIQUEZ who was born on October 8, 1958 at Cabatuan, Ilo-ilo and whose parents are MILQUIADES ENRIQUEZ and CARIDAD BINAYAS.

In compliance with Section R.A. Act No. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that JUVIE OVILLO SARSALEJO, has filed with this office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in her SEX/ GENDER for FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of live birth of JOVIE OVILLO SARSALEJO, who was born on August 28, 1990 at Libertad Tukuran, Zamboanga Del Sur. And whose parents are VERGESTO C. SARSALEJO and JOCELYN OVILLO.

Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not a later than Nov. 26, 2013. (Sgd.) GINALYN D ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: NOV. 20 & 27, 2013

Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not a later than Nov. 26, 2013. (Sgd.) GINALYN D ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: NOV. 20 & 27, 2013

DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD NORTHERN MINDANAO REGION, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE MAIN SUBDIVISION PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Supply Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots in ELVIE GONZAGA (EG) SUBDIVISION located at Scions Elite Subdivision, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as Lot Nos. 1 to 20, Pcs-10-004686 containing an area of 1,245 sq.m. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental specifically Lots 40, 41, 42, & 43 of Blk, 1, Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 12th day of November 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS OIC Regional Director MDN: NOV. 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2013 Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office No. B-400 SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Mambajao, Camiguin will sell to the highest qualified bidder at Ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. on November 28, 2013, the tract of land covered by Miscellaneous Sales Applications of Meriam G. King. MSA No. : 101805-175 Location : Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin Description : Identified as Lot No. 350-A-5191 Area : 153 square meters Appraised Value of Land : P 30,600.00 (P200.00/sq.m.) Appraised Value of Existing Improvement : P 50,000.00 All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin on or before the hour and date above and plainly marked “BID for the land described in the Miscellaneous Sales Application Nos. 101805-175. Bids must be accompanied with cash, money order, cashier’s or manager’s check for a sum equivalent to 10% of the bid. When a bid is withdrawn after the highest bidder is determined, the corresponding deposit thereof shall be forfeited to the Government. No bid shall be less than the appraised value of the land. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder if other than the applicant MUST reimburse the latter of all the value of the improvements introduced by the applicant on the land subject of the application. All prospective bidders are hereby informed that the herein applicant has the right to equal any and all bids. Mambajao, Camiguin, October 3, 2013 ADOLFO S. FUENTES OIC, PENRO Officer MDN: OCT. 23, 30, NOV. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2013


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Kapamilya stars take pride in participating at the Tulong Na concert In a thrust to gain more funds for the Sagip Kapamilya foundation to further aid the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas region, ABS-CBN along with a few prized Kapamilya stars mixed charity and entertainment by coming up with the Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na: An AllStar Benefit concert. Held in Araneta Coliseum on Saturday, November 16, the sold-out concert which was mounted for only five days featured song performances from Tony-award winning singer Lea Salonga, international singing sensation Charice, local singing superstars Gary Valenciano and Martin Nievera and a bunch of other Kapamilya stars like Marcelito Pomoy, Toni Gonzaga, Sam Milby, Sitti, Leizel Garcia, Mitoy Yonting, and Jovit Baldivino, among others. Maja Salvador, John Prats, Rayver Cruz and Empress performed an interpretative dance while other stars like Judy Ann Santos, John Lloyd Cruz, Angelica Panganiban, Enchong Dee, Shaina Magdayao, Venus Raj, Pokwang, Carlo Aquino, Kaye Abad, Nikki Valdez,

Alex Gonzaga, Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez, Iza Calzado, and Matteo Guidicelli, among others, hosted segments of the concert and shared inspiring stories of strength and charity. Pilipinas Got Talent season 3 fourth placer El Gamma Penumbra lent their skills for a moving shadow dance performance that mirrored how the Kababayans in Visayas are battling these dark times. With so much aide coming from all parts of the world and the country, John, in an interview before the concert, shared that he’s “honored and privileged” to take part in the charity event. “Kasi for a cause eh so lahat ng gagawin mo kahit maliit na bagay eh part ka ng team at nakibahagi ka sa pagtulong sa mga Kapamilya nating nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda,” he explained Like John, Dawn and Venus were also proud to have been tapped to join the show. “Ke maliit, ke Malaki ang kobtribusyon mo ang mahalaga may naiambag ka sa mga kababayan mo,’ said the Miss

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“Nakakatuwa lang kasi ang ABSCBN ambilis gumawa ng paraan para makatulong kaagad and nakakatuwa rin isipin na first time ko sa tagal ko sa industriyang ito na ngayon ko lang nakita na ‘yung Sagip Kapamilya punong-puno,” he shared about the overflowing relief goods at the Sagip Kapamilya warehouse and the Pinoy Big Brother Concert Hall. But in the end it was Lea who noted that the overwhelming support that the concert received at a very short notice is truly one for the books and in a way “replenishes my reserves of hope.” “It’s nakakataba ng puso seeing so many people eager to help and seeing so many artists came here tonight to be part of this at short notice, people volunteering not even waiting to be asked to be part of it. I think the artistic heart is very big and it makes these things possible. These artists are so generous and so giving of themselves,” she said. All ticket sales of the recentlyconcluded Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na: An All-Star Benefit concert would go to Sagip Kapamilya Foundation.

Universe 2010 fourth runner-up. Hunks Piolo and Xian, on the other hand considered their participation on the concert as their way of “giving back” to other people. “I think this is what it’s all about, giving back to share with everyone our heart and our concern for the people. It’s humbling and at the same time it really shows that a lot of people really wanna do their part para makatulong sa ating mga kababayan,” said the On The Job actor. Comedienne Pokwang for her part lauded the Kapamilya network for its active work in aiding those affected by the devastating typhoon. “Isa po itong patunay na ang Kapamilya niyong network na ABS-CBN kasama po kaming mga artista ay lagi pong nakahanda para tumulong po sa lahat ng mga nangangailangan nating kababayan,” said she. Like his Call Center Girl co-star, Enchong also praised his home network’s effort as well as the Filipinos’ inherent desire to help which has been shining brightly off late.

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The 52nd (yes, we’re counting) Walt Disney Features Animated movie. A mountain climber (Josh Gad) and a young girl named Anna (Kristen Bell) journeys through snowy peaks and dangerous cliffs to find the l egenda r y Snow Q ueen (Idina Menzel) and end the perpetual winter prophecy that has fallen over their kingdom. Disney’s Frozen is an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale The Snow Queen. Frozen is the second Hans Christian Andersen inspired feature, the first being The Little Mermaid.

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this to fig tree since this is quiet abnormal,” Grande said. Mindanao Daily Patrol tried to get expert’s opinion from technicians of the municipal agriculture office but the agronomist was not around. A technician on animal science who was there at the office however said that it is highly probable that the fruits bore from the twigs that grown underneath the visible roots.

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tragedy, Aquino has tried to insert the justification of pork funds in his speeches in an effort to influence the court decision. Yesterday, Aquino allies in Congress, in anticipation of the SC ruling has tried to salvage the 2013 pork by realigning it to so-called calamity funds, which are also lumpsum and discretionary in nature. These acts are pure evil,” he said. He urged continued protests to totally scrap pork and to make accountable those who utilized the illegal pork funds.

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is counting on the police force, the force multipliers and the general public to be his administration’s partner in making the city safe and secure. Reports of robbery and snatching made rounds in the city recently, igniting alarm amongst the public and made the authorities more alert to deter the criminals from doing illegal acts. The latest development is the arrest of two suspects in separate operations by the Tagum City Police Office under Supt. Solomon de Castilla. On November 18, they arrested Ddjay Cruz, a resident of New Loon in nearby Asuncion town in Davao del Norte, after snatching the bag of Angelie dela Torre on the same day at 2:45 in the afternoon. Another suspect named Jeyrome Mahusay was also arrested last November 15, 2013, after the series of robberies perpetuated by the suspect several months ago. Stolen items were recovered as persons who bought the said items voluntarily turned it over to PNP Tagum. This includes 9 laptops, 13 cellphones, one iPad, one portable DVD and one digital camera. PNP Tagum said robbery and snatching victims can claim the said items, provided they can show proof of ownership. The two arrested suspects are now charged with theft/robbery and are now in custody of Tagum’s police office. Mayor Rellon congratulated the police force for the successful pursuit against the suspects.

In view of his EAGLE WINGS agenda on safety and security, he is counting on the police authorities as augmented by the force multipliers that have gained an increase in membership since the ascension of the local chief executive to the mayorship last July. Just recently, the United Taxpayers Against Crime (UTAC) was launched with membership ranging from businessmen to single motorcycle drivers—all committed to help the local government and the police in fighting crime.

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Yolanda ravaged communities in Leyte and Samar last November 8, killing thousands of people and leaving wide swathes of destruction. Dysoco lives in V and G Subdivision, the biggest subdivision in the city and home to 2,300 families, in Barangay Calanipawa. She estimated that 95 percent of houses in their subdivision were damaged by the typhoon, mostly their roofs and ceilings. Dysoco said that in some areas, water rose neck-high after a river overflowed. With the chaotic situation during the first four days such as looting and the failure of the government to address the needs of the survivors, she said they decided to leave for Cebu City along with her son, his wife and their daughter, for good. That Saturday, Dysoco, 67, and her son’s family were waiting for the Kapitan Felix Oca, a foreign-owned ship, to finish the unloading of tons of relief goods from Manila so they could board it. Wheelchair-bound due to diabetis and hypertension, she cited the lack of medicines as one of the reasons why she is leaving this city. “There are no drugstores in the city doing business and I was advised by my doctor to maintain certain medicines,” she said. Asked if she has a relative in Cebu, she said: “No. I don’t have. In fact, we don’t know where to stay.” She said her son would look for a place to stay in Cebu. “This typhoon brought us in trouble,” Dysoco said. Dysoco and her family were just among the dozens of residents here who were waiting at the stinking ground floor of the PPATacloban building. Others waited outside. Most of them were women and children. ‘Nothing at all’ Shan Villones, a resident of Salazar Street in Barangay 43-A, said they received nothing at all since the typhoon hit the area. “We did not receive any relief goods until today,” he told MindaNews Sunday noon. He said they were supposed to get three kilos of

rice and a can of sardine at the barangay hall but when they took the queue, the supply ran out. “I don’t want to go there anymore. Three kilos of rice and a can of sardine is not enough for a big family for one week,” said Villones as he washed clothes and cleaned up debris. He said without their sari-sari store, he could have joined several others who resorted to looting out of desperation. “These goods in our store sustained our daily needs and that of some neighbors who begged for rice and other canned goods,” he said. Villones said they are running out of stocks, and if department stores won’t open soon, they would probably go somewhere. “All stores are still closed, you can’t buy what you need,” he stressed. Villones said their appliances were destroyed as well as other important stuff. Richard Uy, a local businessman, appeared dismayed by the government’s response even as he noted that typhoon Yolanda’s impact was terrible. “My Levi’s store downtown was robbed. I got mad on that situation where looting was rampant for three days. My store was among the first to be robbed,” he said. Despite what happened to him, Uy led his group, the Rotary Club of San Juanico, in extending relief and rescue assistance to his fellow Taclobanons. “I got some donations from my friends and other organizations and we dispatched it directly to the needy ones,” he said. Fernando “Jun” Almeda, a retired government worker, and his team from Surigao City went here and some parts of southern Leyte to also help in the relief operations. “Our relief goods are not much but at least we give it directly to the victims,” he said, noting they reached as far as Baybay City. (Roel Catoto/MindaNews)

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our public officials were not moved to express their love as well for the victims. We just have to admit that the many limitations faced by government contributed a lot to their inability to do as much. Let us all bear this in mind: Only a heartless person who could not be moved to express love for the victims. But reading some netizens in social media one can conclude that all government officials are heartless and corrupt that even the most harrowing situation could not move them to express their inherent love for other humans anymore. I find this behavior so unfortunate and so unfair. (Reactions at elbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

LPCC, DTI monitoring team enforces ICC markings on Christmas lights ILIGAN City, Lanao del Norte––As the Christmas season is fast approaching, the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) of Iligan spearheaded by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of this province, conducted monitoring to enforce Imported Commodity Clearance (ICC) markings on various models of Christmas lights. Provincial Director Ruel B. Paclipan, DTI Iligan, said there were 16 major establishments, monitored last November 11, 2013, this city. Five stores were found to have violations by selling uncertified Christmas lights, 14 boxes and five sacks did not bear the authentic ICC markings. During the monitoring, Paclipan said, the compliance rate is 68.75 percent. Confiscated products included Christmas lights which are subject for validation since documents presented are inadequate. If after validation, the ICC sticker and ICC certificates are found to be in order, the confiscated products may be retrieved by the owners. However, for the products which were found uncertified will be stored at DTI

office for destruction at a later date and the business establishment will be accordingly charged and penalized. Formal charges will be issued for violation of DTI-Department Administrative Order No.2, series of 2007, which provides that “importers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers who sell products under mandatory standards like Christmas lights, must sell only those which comply with the relevant standards and the required markings like the Philippine Standard-PS mark or ICC mark,” Paclipan said. Penalty may range from P17,500 to P25,000 as provided for in the tables of fines for Executive Order 913 on Fair Trade Law. The activity was a joint effort of the LPCC members with the Iligan City Police Office who provided security for the monitoring/enforcement team. The team was composed of 22 LPCC members from the different government line agencies and from the city mayor’s office, divided into two teams. Each team was led by a DTI personnel. (DTI Iligan/ LVG/PIA-10 LDN)

Armm’s 24th anniversary packed with cultural events MARAWI City, Lanao del Sur––The month-long anniversary of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) which started early this month is set to launch activities that showcase the diverse cultures and traditions of the region. The anniversary dubbed as ‘Pakaradjaan’, a Moro generic term which means festivities kicked off last November 7, tied with the celebration of the Sheikh

Makhdum day, an Arab missionary who was responsible for the propagation of the Islamic faith in the country more than 600 years ago. Ardan Sali, executive director of the ARMM’s Bureau on Cultural Heritage said cultural events were lined up for the entire month. “Some of these are tutorial workshops on Kulintang, Kuntao, Pangalay and Sagayan dances,” said Sali.

He said that the upshot of the month-long celebration is to indulge the people of ARMM to increase the value of their appreciation as well as showcase the tribal culture, norms and traditions from the five major provinces of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Lanao del Sur and Maguindanao. (Kistine P. Abatayo, Arman C. Trabucon, Lady Jean L. Kabagani / OJT – Bureau of Public Information/PIA-10)

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According to Narvinso Tan of DOST 10, they have already received a few entries but they intend to get at least 40 entries from the academe (high school and college), professionals and out of school from all over the region. He added, “We already sought the endorsement of Department of Education (DepEd) and Commission on Higher Education

(CHED).” The regional invention contest is pursuant to section 4 of the Republic Act no. 7459 also known as “Inventors and Invention Act of the Philippines.” For more information, you may call Narvinso S. Tan or Maria Christina Helena E. Lisondra of DOST through telephone numbers 858-3931 or 858-3932 local 23.

Northern Mindanao moving forward and has further declared its open support to fast-track the approval of all pending applications for power generation in the island be it hydro, solar, geothermal, or coal. Led by its President, Jesus N. Alcordo, FDC Misamis breaks ground at its 84.4-hectare project site within the Phividec Industrial Estate today in the presence of key regional and local officials as hosted by Villanueva Mayor Julio Uy with Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano and Tagoloan Mayor Paulino Emano expected to grace the event. Also expected to witness the historic event that includes time capsule laying

and a tree-planting ceremony are all the barangay officials of Villanueva and those involved in the engineering, procurement and construction of the project’s world-class power equipment, namely, key officials of the First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Corporation of China Energy Engineering Group (NEPC China), NEPC Power Construction Corporation (NEPC Philippines), Alstom and Engineering Equipment, Inc. (EEI). A thanksgiving ceremony for local partners such as Mindanao-based electric cooperatives, civil society and other government stakeholders, follows the groundbreaking within the city.

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the region, said Director Alamaban. Further, the mechanics require entries under invention, utility model and industrial design to already have patent, utility model registration and industrial registration on or before the deadline of submission.

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“more jobs, more investments and more government revenue.” The local chamber estimates that 2,500 to 3,000 megawatts will be needed by Mindanao by 2030 given Mindanao’s current growth. It was initially estimated that Mindanao will average some 4.5 to 4.7% growth per annum by the Department of Energy beyond 2013, however, as per the National Statistical Coordination Board, as of 2012, Northern Mindanao alone already registered economic growth at 7.4%. The Chamber now estimates some 10 to 12% growth on average for


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Pacquiao's career - Rios HONG KONG - Brandon Rios believes Filipino great Manny Pacquiao will draw inspiration in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, but that won't stop him trying to send the eight-weight world champion into retirement. Rios sent his condolences after the giant storm slammed into the Philippines, leaving about 3,000 people dead and three million homeless, but said will have little sympathy for his opponent once they step in the ring on Sunday. "It's a terrible thing that happened in the Philippines and for everybody that lost their families I feel sorry, my condolences goes out to them and, you know, God be with them," he told AFP in an interview by phone Monday from his training base in Macau. "But we still got to concentrate on the fight. I'm not fighting the crowd or the Philippines people, I'm fighting Manny Pacquiao in front of me," said the fasttalking American. Pacquaio's trainer Freddie Roach said last week that he would have no hesitation in telling Pacquiao, who turns 35 next month, to quit if he suffered a third straight de-

2020 Olympics should give hope to Japan's disasterhit areas: IOC official JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 19, (PNA/Kyodo) -- John Coates, head of the IOC coordination commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, believes that the opportunity to provide hope and support to Japan's disaster affected zones should be a key el e me nt of t he Tokyo games. Speaking to journalists at an anti-doping conference in Johannesburg last week Coates said, "This can be a wonderful unifying opportunity for the country, an opportunity to give some hope again to so many families who had tragic losses." The veteran Australian sports administrator, who played a key role in organizing the 2000 Sydney games, also believes that Tokyo should focus on ma k i ng t he g ame s reflect Japanese culture, urging organizers not to copy the examples of previous games too closely. (PNA/Kyodo) LAM/JNC

feat in his "must-win" battle against Rios in Macau. The 'PacMan' has been one of the best pound-forpound boxers of his generation, winning 10 world titles at eight different weights. But the Filipino's legacy suffered in 2012 with his first defeats in seven years: a controversial points loss to Timothy Bradley, and a devastating sixth-round knockout to Juan Manuel Marquez last December. The 27-year-old Rios has no doubt he will make it three in a row and force the man with a record of 54 wins, five defeats and two draws, in a pro career spanning almost 19 years, to hang up his gloves for good. "I'm young, I'm hungry and I want it. I want the success," said the nine-year pro with a record of 31 wins and just one defeat, on points to Mike Alvarado in their junior welterweight rematch in March. "Pacquiao has done great. No one can say he didn't because he won world titles at eight weights. But it's time he should call it quits. It's time for me," added the former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight

champion. "I want to beat the best to be the best and to be recognized as one of the best. And so that's why I'm going to win." Sunday's World Boxing Organisation (WBO) welterweight title fight at the Venetian Macau resort will be Rios's debut outside of the US or Mexico. He said he is prepared for a rough ride from a heavily partisan crowd supporting

Pacquiao in his first fight in Asia since 2006. "If they think I'm the bad guy for trying to beat Pacquiao then it's even better for me. I like being the bad guy. It don't bother me. I'm not really worried about the crowd," said Rios. Rios will also be fighting at welterweight (147 pounds, 66.7 kilos) for the first time, having won his WBA title at 135 pounds and stepping up to junior welterweight (140

pounds) for his last two fights against Alvarado. Rios, who at 5’8” is two inches (five centimeters) taller than Pacquaio, believes the extra weight will only make him stronger. "Yeah it's a step up in weight, but 147 is not going to be any factor. I'm probably stronger at 147. I think 147 is my natural weight," he said. "I think I'm going to stay here for a while now. I don't see that I'm going to go down to 140 again. I can make 140 easily but why make 140 if you can stay at 147? So I think it is a natural weight. I'm ready." Rios, who has been in Macau for a week, said he had adjusted to the time difference and climate and will be ready to fight come Sunday, despite the unusual 10:00 am start tailored for US prime-time pay-per-view audiences. "Today was actually the first time I woke up at the right time," he admitted on Monday. "I got my 10 hours' sleep so I feel great now. "We've been training and sparring at nine o'clock in the morning. So I got used to the time and I feel really great. I can't wait to fight now." - AFP

LeBron has talks with Beckham about Miami MLS club MIAMI — LeBron James has had "preliminary talks" with David Beckham about possibly bringing an MLS team to Miami. The talks were first reported in the British media and confirmed by James after the Miami Heat's practice Monday (Tuesday, PHL time). "There's some interest on both sides," said James, the four-time NBA MVP who already has a small ownership stake in the English club Liverpool through his involvement with Fenway Sports Management. "David has become a good friend of mine over the last few years. And I think it would be great for this city to have a football club for sure. So there's interest on both sides but it's preliminary talks. But there [is] some open dialogue." The Associated Press first reported last month that Beckham decided to start an MLS expansion team in Miami. Several matters, however, must first be taken care of, including league approval.

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Beckham scouted some Miami locations last week — for at least the second time — and is looking for investors. Beckham, who played for the Los Angeles Galaxy in MLS, has the right to pay $25 million to start an expansion franchise. But the

overall startup costs would far exceed that amount when factoring in other setup costs such as stadium construction and player acquisitions. "The research is still being made out," James said. "I think it could be huge. But you never know.

I think this is a great town for soccer. There's a lot of soccer players, there's great youth soccer players here and people love the city as well. So that definitely would help." South Florida has had an MLS team in the past — the Miami Fusion played in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from 1998 to 2001, before shutting down because of poor attendance. But it's surely conceivable that Beckham's star power could make MLS more viable in Miami, and aligning with James certainly will help. Beckham created a buzz last season when he sat courtside for some Heat games, and James often speaks about his appreciation for some of the world's best players. "I've grown a great interest in watching the game and learning the guys," James said. "It's a pretty intense sport. And my kids love it as well. But I've grown to the point where I know exactly what's going on when I'm watching the game." - AP

Olympic doping lab for Sochi will reform

-Russian minister MOSCOW, The Moscow laboratory set to process drug tests at next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi will implement reforms demanded by the World Anti-Doping Agency, Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday. Citing the laboratory’s “status of compliance,” the WADA said Sunday that it would be stripped of its accreditation if it did not start making changes by December 1. The WADA also advised the International Olympic Committee to consider taking separate action. “Of course, the WADA recommendations will be implemented,” Mutko said. “There is no problem whatsoever.” He a l s o pl aye d down the significance of the WADA’s sanctions, saying: “The WADA systematically expresses certain tips and suggestions to anti-doping centers in order to increase the effectiveness of a laboratory’s work.” Mos cow’s AntiDoping Center, which opened in August and handled drug testing for the world athletics championships that month, will lose its accreditation for six months if it does not hire independent experts approved by the WADA by December 1. There must be “at a minimum, three international experts” on the center’s staff, Mutko said, citing the WADA. These experts should then help the laboratory compose “a comprehensive quality management program” to be implemented by April 1, the WADA has said. If both conditions are fulfilled, then the ban will not come into force. There have been reports that the labo r at o r y ’s d i re c t o r Grigory Rodchenkov was once arrested in connection with the supply of banned substances. I n Au g u s t , t h e WADA suspended a Rio de Janeiro laboratory that was to handle testing for next year’s football World Cup. Samples from the tournament will instead be tested in Lausanne, Switzerland. (PNA/RSport) LAM/JNC

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