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Volume II, No. 157

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December 19, 2013

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815 soil tillers receive CLOAs

Bea wins Miss Int’l crown; Palace happy A report of the Philippine News Agency THE Palace congratulated Bea Rose Santiago for being crowned in Japan on Tuesday as Miss International 2013, the country’s fifth win for the prestigious pageant. “She is a fine exemplar of the best of Filipino womanhood: intelligent, talented and imbued with compassion for our countrymen. As he did when they met at the gathering of the Filipino community last week, the President (Aquino) once again extends to our new

By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Department of Agrarian Reform in Agusan del Norte has given out titles to 1,484 hectares of agricultural lands to landless soil tillers from December 3-10, 2013 to fast track the government’s Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in the province.

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Miss International our people’s highest compliments and best wishes,” Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. said in a statement. During the contest’s question and answer portion, Santiago, who was asked what they would do if they win the Miss International pageant, said: “The whole world saw how my country suffered. One by

See FULL STORY, page 4

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RIBBON CUTTING. Valencia City Administrator Joel Fernandez (right) spearheads

the ceremonial cutting of ribbon of the controversial multi-million public market on December 18 before ist grand opening. Photo by Vincent Navarro of Mindanao Daily News-Bukidnon

Valencia City’s multi-million public market opens Dec. 18

the market was opened to the public. Fernandez was joined by Councilor Jhon Lee B. Quillo, chair of the public works and infra and revenue generation; Acting Economic Enterprise Administrator Jinny Q. Tiu; and Willie Torayno. In his speech, the city administrator

By Vincent Navarro Provincial Editor-Bukidnon

VALENCIA City––Amid controversy, the city government of Valencia under Mayor Jose “The Robinhood” M. Galario Jr. formally opened its multi-million public market yesterday (December 18, 2013). City Administrator Joel Fernandez led the ceremonial cutting of ribbon before

Galario

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Malaybalay deepens drive v HIV, AIDS AWARD. Cagayan de Oro second district Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez receives an award from the Iligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University when he served as the Guest Speaker during the 4th Midyear Graduation of the School last November 14, 2013. Congressman Rodriguez delivers an inspiring speech urging IIT students to be great and valuable members of society. Photo curtesy of Ken Dichaves

MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon––The City Health Office intensified its campaign against proliferation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) infection. Dr. Melirose Deticio, City Health Of-

ficer I, said there are about 4,000 new cases of HIV in Northern Mindanao, of which 491 were recorded in October only and 38 out of those recorded cases were full-blown AIDS. “The city government is determined See drive, page 11

Roxas

Mar orders crackdown on illegal firecrackers

INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas yesterday directed the country’s governors, mayors and barangay executives to strictly enforce existing laws prohibiting the sale of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices that may cause injuries or death during the celebration of the Yuletide season. Roxas, at the same time, instructed the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to conduct “intensified joint inspections” of manufacturing sites and warehouses to avoid disaster in stockpiling of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices. Based on the 2012 Fireworks-Related Injury See ILLEGAL, page 11

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Capitol grumbles on X’mas bonus

EDITOR: RUEL PELONE, ruel_pelone2002@yahoo.com

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– More than 3,000 workers at the provincial Capitol in Misamis Oriental would not enjoy the expected 14th month bonus this year, an official at the provincial Capitol said on Wednesday. The official, who refused to be identified, said that the provincial Capitol workers would be celebrating a “blue Christmas” in contrast to the workers of the city government who would be receiving a 14th month bonus. The City Council of Cagayan de Oro City has approved an Ordinance providing for a supplemental budget where each City Hall worker will receive a Productivity Enhancement Incentive equivalent to one month salary while contractual, casuals, and job order workers will receive P 8,000 each. “We already received the

EMANO usual 13th month bonus. However, we were expecting that Gov. Bambi Emano would extend 14th month bonus to us too,” a provincial laborer said. On Wednesday, the expectation of provincial Capitol workers were doused with frustration on learning that the provincial Capitol would be extending only P 2,500 for workers with appointment effective August 2013. “We thought Bambi, the son of former Gov. Dongkoy Emano, would have shown the magnanimity of his father who always

look into the welfare of public servants,” a desperate worker told the Mindanao Daily News. During the time of Gov. Dongkoy Emano, the provincial Capitol was the envy of local government units in Northern Mindanao because “Dongkoy” always make it a point that the lowly workers will get more during the Christmas, a worker recalled. “It was true that the Commissions on Audit (COA) disallowed the payment of large sum of Christmas bonuses but we do not care even if we have to refund the excess amount

afterwards,” a female worker at the provincial Capitol said. She said that COA ordered a refund of the excess amount paid by the provincial government as Christmas bonuses but “we were more than happy to oblige because we enjoyed the amount at times when we need it most.” Provincial Captiol workers blamed the provincial board members for not taking the cudgels for them so they (workers) would enjoy bonuses this Christmas. “We are frustrated on the way Gov. Bambi Emano is running the affairs of the provincial Capitol. We learned that Gov. Emano’s decisions are reportedly influenced by people known to be closed to him without regards to the provincial workers,” an employee said. Efforts to reach Gov. Bambi Emano proved futile while the provincial administrator could not be reached for comment too.

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‘Padayon’s ’Lim elected ABC Prexy, 56-24 votes By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

ALAM Lim was elected President of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) in Cagayan de Oro City in a lopsided election here on Wednesday. Lim got a total vote of 56 while his closest rival Jocelyn Rodriguez of Barangay Nazareth garnered 24 votes as barangay captains of the city’s 80 barangays elected a President that would represent their voice at the City Council here. Lim thanked those who supported his bid and exhorted the ABC members to work together by setting aside politics in order for the city to attain development through political stability. The election of the ABC president is one of the most hotly contested posts in the local government unit because it depicts the situation of the political rivalry in the locality. For instance, the ABC elections on Wednesday showed the strength of the rival political parties in Cagayan de Oro City as supporters of the incumbent administration and the opposition rallied together to endorse favored candidates.

Budget for City Hall 14th month pay okay CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council here has approved an Ordinance for the release of more than P 70 million for the payment of Productivity Enhancement Incentives of the more than 3,000 City Hall workers here. Vice Mayor Ian Acenas said on Wednesday said that the approved Ordinance NO. 12697-2013 granting Productivity Enhancement Incentives to all city government employees equivalent to one month salary based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Budget and Management. He said that the bonus also covers contractual, casual, and job order workers who would also receive P 8,000 each. Acenas said that the City Council also approved Ordinance No. 12701-2013 appropriating P 750,000 for the city’s “Students Scholarship Program” and for terminal

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leave benefits in the 2013 annual budget. He said that the amount would be taken from savings of various agencies of the city government and by re-aligning other funds in the general funds and the special accounts. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, Mindanao Daily


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

DAR-Agnor awards titles to 1,484 hectares in 8 days By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Department of Agrarian Reform in Agusan del Norte has given out titles to 1,484 hectares of agricultural lands to landless soil tillers from December 3-10, 2013 to fast track the government’s Comprehensive

Agrarian Reform Program in the province. According to DAR-Agusan del Norte Information Officer Gil Miranda, 815 farmers received their Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) in ceremonies in the municipalities of Santiago, Magallanes, Jabonga, and the city of Cabadbaran led by Pro-

vincial Agrarian Reform Officer Andre Atega. On December 3, a total of 293 hectares of land was handed to 150 farmer-beneficiaries (101 hectares in Barangay Tagbuyacan and 192 hectares in Barangay Poblacion 2 ) in Santiago town. In Taod-oy, Magallanes, 53 farmers received CLOAs to 58 hectares on December 5.

ACT OF KINDNESS. Phoebe Jane Burdeos is deaf, yet her disability does not hinder her from helping out others. Here she is distributing bread to children whose families lost their homes during the Friday the 13th fire in Butuan City. The Butuan Association of Persons with Disability (BAPWS) pooled money to buy the bread. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas.

On December 9 in Barangay Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City, 121 beneficiaries received their titles to 58 hectares of agricultural lands. On December 10, in Jabonga town, 364 farrmers were handed their CLOAs to 616.38 hectares of land in Barangay Bangonay, 76

soil tillers received titles to 141.98 hectares in Barangay Cuyago, and 51 farmers were handed their land titles to 101.77 hectares in Barangay Libas. Aside from Atega, the respective officials and representatives of Cabadbaran City with Municipal Agrar-

Tel.No. (088) 880-1474

ian Reform Officer Nelia Cabilogan, the towns of Santiago with Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer Maribel Alonde, Magallanes with MARO Virginia Batosalem and Jabonga with MARO Jocelyn Mindajao, graced the CLOA distribution rites, Miranda said.


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OWWA 10 holds PESO Capability Building Exercises Cagayan de Oro City -- For a more vigorous complementation between the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration and the Local Government Units (LGUs) in Region 10, OWWA Regional Welfare Office 10 conducted a Capability Building Seminar for the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) Managers to equip and empower them being the front liners in the delivery of key services to member-OFWs in the locality. Sixty-three(63) PESO Managers from various LGUs in Region 10 attended the two(2) day live-in Capability Building Seminar held at the Apple Tree Resort and Hotel in Opol, Misamis Oriental. PESO Managers were grouped into two(2) batches with the 1st batch

scheduled last November, 20-21, 2013 coming from the provinces of Camiguin and Misamis Oriental; and the 2nd batch last November 27-28, 2013 from the provinces of Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental. Activities during the first day focused on OWWA Programs and Ser vices which cover among others, Agency’s legal framework/ historical overview and welfare case handling and repatriation at the LGU/ PESO level. Other programs were likewise lengthily discussed through power point presentations, such as the social insurance protection benefits, education/ scholarships and vocational training programs, re-integration, livelihood loans, grants and other agency institutional

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teacher’s day. According to DepEd-10, these three divisions have been implementing DepEd thrusts and programs gearing toward achieving national goals and soaring educational performance. The success of their various endeavors was attributed to the genuine partnership of internal and external stakeholders. The event was mainly held to award educators behind excellent teaching and leadership and give recognition to the strong support of external stakeholders.

PESO Managers from Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin pose with OWWA 10 officers during the Capability Building Seminar held last November 20-21, 2013 @ the Apple Tree Resort Hotel, Opol, Mis. Oriental.

activities. PESO Managers were encouraged to come up with action plans of their own in consultation with OWWA Region 10 for a more harmonious complementation in responding to the needs of their respective OFW-constituents in their

community. On the second day, key resource speaker Ms. Estrella U. Pahalla- Board Secretary VI of RTWPB-10 delivered on the aspects of productivity and customer/ client relationships, specifically for the OFW sector.

There are various awards given such as Outstanding Education Program Supervisor, Outstanding Public School District Supervisor, Outstanding Non-Teaching Personnel, Outstanding School Heads, Outstanding Teacher in both elementary and secondary levels and School Based Management (SBM) Awardees. The second Araw ng Parangal also recognized the National Winners for Outstanding Coach and on DepEd programs like Brigada Eskwela, Barkada Kontra Droga and Sci-Dama. DepEd also also honored their stakeholders by giving awards for Outstanding Stakeholders. These include STEAG State Power Inc., Engineering Resource Center of Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Civil Defense, Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), PHIVIDEC Inc., Balay Mindanao Foundation, ABSCBN Foundation, Jollibee Foundation, Synergia Foundation, Coca-Cola Foundation, AGAPP Foundation

and MOPSTEA. The Araw ng Parangal was made in collaboration of Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental. Present in the event were Governor Yevgeny Vicente Emano and Vice Governor Joey Pelaez. The two also lead the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and launching of Early Implementation of Senior High School and Abot-Alam Program.

DepEd-10 holds 2nd Araw ng Parangal

THE Department of Education – Region 10 (DepEd-10) through Regional Director Ingrid G. Racoma held the Araw ng Parangal on its second time at Limketkai Atrium, this city last December 16, 2013. Over 7,000 teaching and non-teaching personnel for the school divisions of Misamis Oriental, El Salvador City and Gingoog City attended the event which is also held to celebrate the

President of Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), Dr. Rosalito A. Quirino, receives his Certificate of Recognition for being an Outstanding Stakeholder of Department of Education-Region 10 (DepEd-10). Handing him the certificate is DepEd-10 Regional Director Ingrid G. Racoma, PhD., CESO V. In his left are Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vicente B. Emano and Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez.

PESO Managers from Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental with OWWA 10 officers for Capability Building held at Apple Tree Resort and Hotel on November 27-28, 2013.

There were also workshops and group activities that was geared towards equipping PESO Managers with the necessary skills in handling OFW’s concerns and their dependents. The Capability Building Seminar serves as an

opportunity for OWWA to present its current programs and services and raise the level of awareness on the importance of various services to LGUs OFW-clienteles as well as identifying gaps that hinder service delivery.


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housands of processed food, beverages, fast food and preserved meat and fish products are floodin g the markets this season. Households should however take precation to make sure that what they prepare in their tables are safe and do not pose health risks. Let us thank the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for issuingfood safety tips to prevent foodborne diseases especially this Christmas season. In an advisory (FDA Advisory No. 2013, 064), FDA chief Dr. Kenneth Y. Hartigan-Go gives tips for a safer and healthier celebration. Before hitting the grocer y, FDA reminds shoppers to do their shopping first. Grocery goods and perishable items like fresh meat, fish, and fruits will have less chance of spoilage. Consumers are also advised to place perishable grocery items separate from pre-packaged goods and to keep them (perishable items) in a cooler

EDITORIAL place inside the vehicle. Cool temperature slows down bacterial growth. Meat should be placed in containers or wrapped in plastic bags before putting inside the freezer to avoid spoilage caused by bacteria. However, FDA advises meat in containers should be enough for one meal only since running water to thaw frozen meat may contaminate the meat and destroy its quality. For fruits and vegetables, wash them before putting inside the refrigerator to avoid becoming source of contamination. Fruits and vegetables are sometimes sprayed with chemicals or exposed to soil and fecal contaminants. It is important to wash and dry hands with clean cloth before handling food especially when feeding infants or assisting children when they eat. Parents or guardians are advised not to place spoonful of hot food in their mouth before giv-

ing to infants or children. Also, children must always be reminded to wash their hands first before eating or handling food. When serving food, serving sizes should be just enough for the family to prevent food from unnecessary contamination. FDA says that food should not be left open for more than two hours. In cooking food, the public is also advised to use only clean cooking oil and clean cooking utensils. A separate cutting board and utensils is suggested in preparing raw meats and poultry. Meanwhile, FDA also advises the public to properly dispose all food wastes away from both human and animal scavengers. When bringing home food from a party, it is important to remember that spoilage of food may set in within two hours. If in doubt about the safety of the food item, do not give it to others nor feed to pets. Always remember to consult your doctor if food-borne illness is suspected.


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Never compromise safety ON OUR way to Lipa, Batangas early morning Monday, we were caught in a monstrous traffic jam while approaching the Bicutan exit of the South Superhighway because of that passenger bus that landed on a travelling cargo van from the 10-meter high Skyway platform where it was traversing resulting in the death of 18 passengers. Those passengers for certain did not take that bus and pay their fares to their respective destinations only to die tragically. They took that bus and paid their fare to be brought safely to their respective destinations and not to the cemetery. But the driver and the operator of the bus failed to deliver their passengers to their destinations safely contrary to the contract of carriage entered into by them with the latter. And worse is that the driver and operator unilaterally and arbitrarily cut short the life of 18 of their passengers. The question is, however, if it is only the driver and the operator who are to blame for this tragic accident? Certainly not! The government agencies tasked at monitoring and supervising land transportation in this country are equally liable, if not civilly, at least criminally. There is a law that penalizes any government official for failing to perform his task as such. In the case of that flying Don Mariano Transit bus, the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) both under the Department of Transporta-

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II tion and Communications are technically liable under the law for the tragedy that I hate to call as accident. It was not an accident. It was pure and simple human folly where the bus driver, the bus operator, the LTFRB and the LTO conspired to ensure the death of the 18 fatalities. Why did I say conspired to ensure? It is because if everyone only did their respective duty with the safety of the riding public in their minds, that tragedy would not have happened. The bus company in this case clearly did not exercise due diligence in selecting their drivers, a task that is theirs to do. The bus company did not ensure also that their public utility vehicle is in tip top condition to ply its assigned route. The bus driver likewise drove the bus not cognizant of his duty to deliver his passengers to their respective destinations safely. The LTO, on the other hand, miserably failed to see to it that the professional driver’s licenses they issue are indeed issued to the right person deserving to become professional drivers. As we all know, the LTO is an agency that blindly issues driver’s licenses to everyone who can pay the

necessary fee set forth for such privilege to drive along our streets. Talks even have it that driver’s licenses can be issued even to sight-impaired persons as long as they pay the legal fees and come across with the illegal fees. If there is truth to this, no wonder then why our roads and highways are as dangerous as hell to anyone using them. Even the task of monitoring that drivers during the duration of the privilege granted them by the State to drive do not in any way violate such privilege like when they become illegal drug dependents or merely as occasional users is not being carried out by the LTO faithfully and consistently. The LTFRB, on the other hand, never does its task of seeing to it that every public utility vehicle that plies our streets and highways are road worthy. Franchises to operate public utility vehicles are issued, according to talks, left and right with the LTFRB not inspecting the units or continue to monitor the road worthiness of these public transport vehicles. Only when accidents happen that the LTO and the LTFRB are awakened and thus do tasks prescribed

by law. And this awakening, more often than not, will just last for a few days while public outrage is still high. Soon it’ll wane and their inspections become scarce. Private vehicle owners like me are so incensed seeing public utility vehicles emitting black smoke when during annual registration this problem is checked and those that do not pass in smoke tests are not renewed. But why so many smoke-belching public utility vehicles are able to skirt this requirement is a real puzzle. Tragedies such as the one that happened to that Don Mariano Transit bus and another passenger bus in Badian, Cebu are not acts of God. They are the result of human folly by people, private and public officials, who conspired to ensure that such tragedies happen. How else can you describe their collective folly if not conspiracy to ensure the occurrence of tragedies? Sadly, the tragedy that happened at the South Superhighway in Manila and in Badian, Cebu is not isolated. They are happening all over the country because the conspirators of this folly that ensure the occurrence of these tragedies are all over the country where there is public transportation. But I don’t know if we will ever learn our lesson and thus put an end to these tragedies for the reason that safety should never be compromised. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

How govt can make a difference LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people…” (Proverbs 14:34, the Holy Bible). -oooFILIPINO KILLS PAKISTANI OVER DOG: Did you read the news about how low a Filipino values the life of others now? That sad news, appearing in a tabloid, reported that a Pakistani residing in Bgy. Gaya-gaya, San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan, was shot and killed by a Filipino neighbor simply because the Filipino resented the Pakistani’s having a pet dog that barks loudly at night, disturbing the Filipino’s sleep. Many will again ask, what is happening to our country now? Well, exactly what the Bible said will happen during the last days---people will be bad, real bad, because they are no longer with God. Let us read this, in 2 Timothy 3:1: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. -ooo-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio FILIPINO KILLER PERSONIFICATION OF EVIL: “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without selfcontrol, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God---having a form of godliness but denying its power… “They are… loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth… They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected…” Indeed, the Filipino who

killed his Pakistani neighbor because of the latter’s dog is a personification of the evil which the Bible warned about. -oooWHAT CAN GOV’T DO TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Quite expectedly, government officials are desperately scrambling once more, because 21 people died in a bus accident last Monday, December 16, 2013, to announce that they are doing several things--like checking on the roadworthiness of public utility vehicles and increasing road patrols---ostensibly to prevent a repetition of that tragedy. But then, up to when will all these last? Up to when will the government check the roadworthiness of

passenger busses, taxis and jeepneys, and implement more road patrols? Up to the time that the interest in the accident shall have already waned once again? Then its back to “happy days of ineptness and carelessness” for the rascals in the public transport industry all over again? When will we ever learn that all these palliative measures are, certainly, mere palliatives that will not really address the root causes of many of our problems as a people? If the government really wants to make a difference in solving these problems on a large scale, then we must do something that will really make a difference, and it is introducing spirituality among Filipinos by the reading of the Bible and obedience to God’s commands. -oooBIBLE STUDIES AND PRAYER SESSIONS IN GOV’ T OFFICES: This can be done by requiring officials and employees from government agencies See make, page 11

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Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot

Sarangani rising FAMOUS as the home province of boxing great Manny Pacquiao. Sarangani is a byword in every world boxing event that our eight division champion fighter and congressman is featured as international ring announcer Richard Buffer introduces our hero’s corner. There is more to Sarangani than boxing of course although the most popular public figure there is still Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao who have built their political base in the province. DOT Regional Director, Nelly Nita Dillera, declares that “the biggest bulk of visitors coming to Region 12 are likely to visit the tourist destination in Sarangani”. The region covers South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, Sarangani Province and the cities of General Santos and Cotabato City. Glan and Gumasa have the finest white sand beach down south that every foreign tourist would love to frolic or just bathe in the sun amidst the serenity of the place. Modern beach resorts are starting to come up with the best amenities it can offer matching the best in Mindanao. It has good diving spots nearby where

Rejections Special Gospel of the day: Luke13:3135(December19, 2013-Thursday) Luke 13:3135-The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third [day] I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the [day] following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen [doth gather] her brood under [her] wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until [the time] come when ye shall say, Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord: This was the agony of Jesus due to the absolute rejection from his own people. In John 1:11He came unto his own, and

the Asean coral triangle meets. From Malaysia to the Celebes Sea up to Mindanao Sea lies a continental shelve rich in corals and beautiful creatures of the sea. The Pacquiao Mansion with a bevy collection of luxury vehicles is also a tourist attraction if it has not been garnished yet by the Bureau of Internal Revenue of Com. Kim Henares? Many known local and international celebrities have visited Sarangani and have experienced countryside living with the serenity and warmth of the place. In fact Presidential sister, Kris Aquino, is contemplating of building a resort and retiring in Sarangani. Exotic fruits coming from commercial agricultural farming are a bargain in the marketplace and fruit stands lining up the road. Local peace and order is most secured with the hospitality of the people that comes from the fusion of Negrense and Cebuano early settlers that makes up the community of the more than seven hundred thousand population as of the 2010 National Census and Statistics Survey. Sarangani will rise in a couple of months from now when the new power See RISING, page 11

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Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay | Dipolog City | Dapitan City | Pagadian City | Isabela City | Zamboanga City EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late Spouses MATEO V. ALBORIA and LEA P. ALBORIA, who died on July 2, 2005 and January 6, 2010, respectively, at Valencia City, Bukidnon; left a certain parcels of land particularly described as follows; I. TCT T-54729 “A parcel of land (lot 53-C-3-A, Psd-10-023579 being a portion of Lot 53-C Lot 53-C-2, Lot 53-C-3, Lot 53-C-4, Lot 53-C-5, Psd 10-021048) situated in the Barangay of Bagontaas, Mun. of Valencia, Prov. Of Bukidnon. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT (438) square meters, more or less, and registered in the name of MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA. II. TCT T-104395 Lot : 53-A-5-B, Psd10-050612, Portion of Lot: 53-A-5, Psd-10-042570, Location: Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon, Registered Owner: MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA, Area: THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THREE (3,103) sq.m., more or less. III. TCT T-104393, Lot: 53-A-2-B, Psd-10-050611, Portion of: 53-A-2, Psd-10-042570, Location: Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon, Registered Owner: MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA, Area: THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED (3,100) sq.m. more or less. IV. TCT T-95791, Lot: 302-A, Psd-10-050613, Portion of Lot: 302, Pls-279, Mailag Public Land Subd., Location: Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon, Registered Owner: MATEO V. ALBORIA, Area: ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) square meters, more or less. V. TCT T-78858, Lot: 50-A-43, Psd-10-038614, Portion of: 50A, Psd10-002094, :Location: Brgy. Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon, Registered Owner: MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA, Area: TWO HUNDRED NINETY NINE (299) sq.m., more or less. VI. KOT P-42425 “A parcel of land, Lot No. 2153, Pls-5, situated at Tubac, Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte, containing an area of THIRTY THREE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SIXTY (33,960) square meters, more or less, registered in the name of MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA. VII. TCT T-109644 Lot: 53-A-6, Psd-10-042570, Portion of: 53-A, Psd-101321-020466, Location: Bagontaas, Valencia, Bukidnon, Registered Owner: MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA, Area: TWENTY ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY (21,420) square meters, more or less. VIII. TD 22-002-50967 Cadastral Lot No. 53-A-3, Psd-10-042570, Assessors Lot No. 256, Block No. 03, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SEVEN (1,307) square meters, more or less, registered in the name of MATEO V. ALBORIA m/t LEAH PAMISA, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, made and executed by WE, LEMUEL P. ALBORIA, MELVIN P. ALBORIA, LEONORA A. PEPITO, ALMA A. RABUYO, all of legal age, Filipinos, married and residents of Purok 4, Bagontaas, Valencia City, Bukidnon; ROSE A. LICARTE, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of North Davao Colleges, Panabo City; EVANGELINE A. CATALBAS, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Blk. 28, Lot 7, NHA, Maa, Davao City; GIPSY P. ALBORIA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Blk. 4, Lot 11, Opal St., PN Roa Subd., Barra Opol, Misamis Oriental, are the legitimate children and sole heirs of the deceased spouses MATEO V. ALBORIA and LEAH P. ALBORIA; and the heirs of EGYPTIA A. HEMOROZ, namely; DANIEL HEMOROZ, ARNEL A. HEMOROZ, MARGELYN A. HEMOROZ, and DUANE A. HEMOROZ, all of legal age, Filipinos, widower and single respectively, and residents of Purok 4, Bagontaas, Valencia City, Bukidnon, are the only surviving heirs and representatives herein of EGYPTIA A. HEMOROZ, who died on February 4, 2010, at Cagayan de Oro City. As per Doc. No. 906; Page No. 130; Book No. 9; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. MANUELITO A. MASONGSONG. MDN: DEC. 19, 26, 2013 & JAN. 2, 2014

7th Mindanao People’s Peace Summit kicks off in Lanao del Norte

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- The five-day 7th Mindanao Pe o p l e’s Pe a c e Su m mit (MPPS) kicked-off Wednesday in a bid to gather progressive action to contribute in building peace in the southern Philippines. The summit, which is set to end December 22, is being held at the Mindanao Civic Center in the town of Tubod, Lanao del Norte. It was preceded by a meeting at noontime Wednesday in Dableston, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte and a “caravan for peace” by delegates coming from the region, Davao areas and Cotabato provinces to the event’s venue in the municipality of Tubod. The activity is spearheaded by the Mindanao People’s Peace Movement (MPPM), which is a convergence and network of

grassroots of tri-people organization working to build peace and solidarity. MPPM Chairperson Rodelio Ambangan said Wednesday that 350 participants from different grassroots peace and human rights organization in Mindanao are attending the summit. Ambangan said among the major issues they would tackle are concerning human rights, peace and right to self-determination as a framework for peace in Mindanao. He said they would come-up with a united stand and collective progressive action to contribute in building peace here in Mindanao. The summit is anchored on the theme: “Pursuing Inclusive Right to Self-Determination t ow a rd s a Ju s t , Su s tainable, and Peaceful Mindanao.”(PNA)

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Robbers take on Rural bus in Zamboanga town

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AMBOANGA SIBUGAY A bus passenger was injured after he was attacked by one of five gunmen who robbed them in the southern Philippines, police said Tuesday.

Police said the armed man hit the victim with the butt of his gun while the others were robbing the bus, owned by Rural Transit of Mindanao, in the town of Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay province. The victim was brought to hospital, but police did not release the name of the

R.A.9048/10172 Form No.10.1 (LCRO) In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that Kenneth Seares has filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly in his SEX/GENDER, from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of KENNETH SEARES, who was born on May 28,1995 at Tinotongan,Tukuran,Zamboanga del Sur, whose parents are ____________ and ELSIE C. SEARES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than__________. (Sgd.) GINALYN D.ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 12 & 19, 2013

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that ROWENA SIBLERO DELFIN has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in her GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of GRETEL SIBLERO DELPIN who was Born on DECEMBER 17, 1996 at San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are JERRY JAVIER DELPIN and ROWENA CUAVIN SIBLERO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________. (Sign) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 12 & 19, 2013

passenger. The gunmen boarded the bus, which came from Pagadian City and heading to Zamboanga City, in the neighboring town of Ipil and declared the robbery in Ipil.

Police said the robbers took off with over P50,000 in loot. It was unknown if the bus had a security camera, but highway robberies are common along the stretch of the Zamboanga highway. (Mindanao Examiner)

government assists standoff victims. “We are looking into something concrete, although not financial but in terms of activities that can help (the affected families),” newlyinducted ZCBFA president Ruby Ann Bangalando said Tuesday. Bangalando of the Philippine National Bank (PNB) said the programs would include feeding, trainings and other related activities. Bangalando said the programs are in line with this year’s ZCBFA theme: “Bankers: Partners in Rebuilding Zamboanga through unified

and committed service. Bangalando was inducted last Friday as the new ZCBFA president by Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar in a ceremony held in one of the hotels in this city. The other officers inducted by Salazar were the following: Jaime Asuncion of China Bank, vice-president; Shirley Macaso of Land Bank of the Philippines, secretary; Joel Deleña of Metro Bank, treasurer; Amabelle Sun of Banco De Oro, auditor; Estrella Li of PNB/UCPB, information officer; and immediate past president Alma D. Paculanan of Al Amanah Bank. (PNA)

ZCBFA sets programs for Zambo standoff victims ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Zamboanga City Bankers and Financers Association (ZCBFA) is set to implement programs to help the local EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

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Rural bus terminal in Zamboanga City. (Mindanao Examiner Photo)

Notice is hereby given that GLINDA CABEGUIN BORROMEO, who died on January 7, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of her death left a deposited amount with Philippine National Bank – Cagayan De Oro Branch under Savings Account No. 345-599252-3, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT, made and entered by and among; ROSARIO C. BORROMEO, of legal age, widow, Filipino and a resident of 191 Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City; ROSIE B. MONTES, of legal age, married, U.S. Citizen and a resident of 13710 Firerock Drive, Houston, Texas, herein represented by Dr. Eric C. Borromeo by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney executed on May 26, 2011 in Houston, Texas; LUZ C. BORROMEO, SPC, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of St. Paul University, Dumaguete City and RUPERTO RICO C. BORROMEO, of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident of 191 Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City; that the abovednamed parties, all of legal age, and the mother and brothers and sisters and sole heirs of GLINDA CABEGUIN BORROMEO. That the parties hereby authorize that the net proceeds of PNB Savings Account No. 345-599253-3 be issued in the name of DR. ERIC C. BORROMEO and he is authorized to acknowledge receipt of the proceeds of the said deposit. As per Doc. No. 113; Page No. 23; Book No. 17; Series of 2013; under Notary public of ATTY. ARNOLD D. BARBA. MDN: DEC. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

(R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Camiguin Municipality of Mambajao NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby sensed to the public that RENATO BERNALES BALAT has filed with this Office PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME in his Certificate of Live Birth from “RENATO LEONARDO” to “RENATO”. He was born on 9 October 1949 at CENTRO, MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, PHILIPPINES (formerly part of Misamis Oriental) and whose parents are RESTITUTO BALAT and SATURNINA BERNALES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than January 6, 2014. (Sgd.) EDITHA B. MOOSREINER Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 19 & 26, 2013

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that HONEY LORD ESCONDE CAÑETE has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of HONEY LORD ESCONDE CAÑETE who was Born on FEBRUARY 10, 1990 at Poblacion, Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are MIGUEL C. CAÑETE and NORMA P. ESCONDE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that SETH FORIOL MAGLASANG has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of SETH FORIOL MAGLASANG who was Born on SEPTEMBER 13, 1992 at Km. 9, Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are PABLO C. MAGLASANG and CONSTANCIA B. FORIOL. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that MARJORIE GUILAN APIAG has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in her GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAJORIE ARIAS GUILAN who was Born on OCTOBER 6, 1986 at Buenasuere, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are BENIGNO I. GUILAN and REBECCA O. ARIAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

(Sign) JOCELYN C. WALON Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sign) JOCELYN C. WALON Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sign) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar

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Davao inventors seek creation of ‘idea hatchery’ One inventor alone could produce around 10 ideas

DAVAO City––Local inventors have asked the city government to build a center that can help develop inventions and research ideas into saleable products. Called an “idea hatchery” by its proponents, the center will serve as a facility where ideas from groups like the academe can be pursued beyond the research phase. Virgilio M. Sangutan, Davao Inventors Association (DIA) president, said in an interview that the organization had asked the city government for

an area. “We’re aiming to help future graduates from universities and colleges in Mindanao create businesses in the region,” Sangutan said. He said the organization had foreseen that in the next 20 years, there will be a mismatch between jobs and unemployed college graduates who will be living in Davao City, including migrants from Visayas and Luzon. The plan is to make use of locally available raw materials such as coconuts,

coir, activated carbon and organic fertilizers. “The facility will be a hatchery of ideas,” Sangutan said, describing the area as an agribusiness processing zone. He said that a group of private entrepreneurs had already pledged the use of a 67-hectare area in Catigan, Toril for the proposed facility. “But we’re keeping the names of the donors, pending the presentation to the city government,” he said. Sangutan said the project would help counter the

exodus of the country’s inventors who could not get local support for their projects. One inventor alone could produce around 10 ideas, he said. “With factories where the idea can be immediately processed, thousands could already be employed, and the raw materials from farmers are readily available,” he added. City councilor Bonifacio Militar said they had scheduled a committee hearing on the proposal on the second week of January next year.

“Inventors have had to set up their factories outside Davao City since we are the only place without an export processing zone,” Sangutan said. To set up factories, inventors had to buy properties in Digos City and Carmen and Panabo City in Davao del Norte where property valuation is lower. Sangutan said the DIA, which has at least 30 members, might ask the Department of Agriculture for support not only in documentary requirements but also in the development of

the agricultural products. “The potential yield would be beneficial to the farmer sector,” he said. Militar said that fellow councilors who are members of the committees on science, technology, and trade and industry had expressed interest in cosponsoring an ordinance for the government to donate an area for the center. He said the City Engineer’s Office has also been asked to survey other city-owned properties that could be used for the facility. (MindaNews)

DAVAO CITY -- The Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center is encouraging local government units (LGUs) to take advantage of the internship program they are offering so they can encourage private investors to finance projects that will help with the development of their areas. “We want to capacitate LGUs and we can train their people on how to set up a PPP project,” PPP Center-Capacity Building and Knowledge Management

Service Director Eleazar E. Ricote said Monday. However, he added, they need the LGU’s commitment especially when it comes to finishing what they have started. Ricote said LGUs are required to set up their own PPP sub-committees based on Memorandum Circular 2011-16 of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The MC is very broad so the DILG is set to issue a clarificatory Memorandum

which will guide the LGUs on how to operationalize it. He said the LGUs have to very serious in honoring their commitment to the private partner because the PPP agreement is legally binding. The local government should also present a conducive and friendly business climate to encourage private partners to go into PPP projects with them, he added. The LGUs do not have to spend anything to get their

people trained on the PPP process because the Center can pay for the travel cost of their trainors. We only ask that they feed our people during the training as the counterpart of the LGU, he added. “Some projects in the local level can be proposed, approved and implemented in the local level so it is important that the local PPPs are well-equipped to handle the process,’ he said. It is important that the City Councils pass a resolu-

tion creating the local PPPs so they can already move forward with their own projects, he added. There are many types of eligible project under the PPP scheme including power plants, road construction, education, health and tourism facilities. However, most agriculture projects are not viable unless there is a stable financial structure and stable demand which will give the

private partners a chance to get their return on investment (ROI). Engr. Gil M. Dureza, Officer-in-Charge of the Board of Investments said there are many investment opportunities in the Davao Region that can be the focus of PPP projects. There is a huge potential for hydropower in New Bataan in Compostela Valley and in Sta. Cruz, Davao

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Julia Barretto keeps her cool in the face of aggressively offensive ‘Mirabella’ bashers

For someone who’s just about to be launched on Philippine TV through her first leading role, Julia Barretto is already getting more than her share of bashers this early in the process. The tirade of anti-Julia bashers began early this month when Julia’s leading men in the series Mirabella were changed, from Kiko Estrada and Diego Loyzaga to Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion. Most of the criticisms are apparently from fans of Enrique’s love team with Julia Montes, collectively known as JulQuens. With some of them actively taking their disappointment over Enrique’s new onscreen partner on various social media platforms, the press, during the recently-concluded Kwento ng

Pasko: Pag-asa at Pagbangon: The 2013 ABS-CBN Christmas Special solidarity concert held in Araneta Coliseum, asked Julia (Barretto) if she’s affected by the nasty bashing that she’s been receiving of late. “Okay lang eh, normal naman ‘yon eh. I don’t mind. Hindi po [ako nahu-hurt],” she answered. While many agree that fans are overreacting about the new love team, Julia said that, in a way, she understands that everything that she’s been experiencing is just part of being an artist. “Hindi na ako na-a-affect diyan, hindi ako nahu-hurt. First of all it’s normal na sa show business na magka-ganon [bashers]. Second of all, bakit ko papansinin ‘yon when there are so

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many supporters and people who are so excited for Mirabella? Mas binibigyan ko ng attention ‘yun,” she explained. But does it add any pressure on her part to “create” chemistry with Enrique given that he came from a well-loved love team? “Wala naman sigurong pressure kasi actually the goal here talaga is for Mirabella to be successful and mataas ‘yung ratings and instead of feeling the pressure mas namo-motivate kami to do better and we’re so excited na mapanood ito kasi sobrang ganda talaga ng istorya,” she said. How did she feel about this casting change? “Okay lang naman sa akin ‘yung changes and I trust the management and their decision po

nila ‘yon so I’ll just support it,” she stated while adding, “They know what’s best naman.” With Christmas coming up in a few more days, the 16-year-old star who is part of the controversial Barretto family, shared that she would be going out-of-the-country with her family during the holidays. Does she have any Christmas or New Year’s wish for herself or her family? “Well actually marami ngang napagdaanan ang family pero it didn’t affect me so much. I didn’t let it affect my career. Well, for 2014 sana magkaayos na silang lahat. I mean, they’re family so I believe that everything will be okay again… eventually,” she said.

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MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James did not practice with the Miami Heat on Tuesday because of a sprained left ankle, leaving his availability for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers in some doubt. James got hur t during Monday’s win over Utah. He was able to finish that game,

though woke up with soreness on Tuesday, which he expected. “I’ve had my fair share of ankle twists so I already knew how it was going to be today,” James said. “Very stiff, very sore, it’ll be around the clock treatment with Mike (Mancias, his trainer) and we’ll go from there.” James said if the Heat were playing on Tuesday, he would not be in the lineup, “for sure.” It’s not uncommon for him to heal from sprains quickly, however. “It’s not the first time he’s gone through it with that ankle,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Lot of treatment, lot of rest, see how he feels.”

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del Sur. The tourism prospects of Governor Generoso are also great with over 60 kilometers (kms)of white sand beach compared to Boracay’s four (kms). Dureza said outsourcing is also one of the most promising sectors for local PPP-- contributing more than 20,000 employment opportunities in the Davao area. He said the production and processing of agricultural products has also great potentials, citing the success of the Olympics official drink, the Zico coconut water product from Davao del Sur’s Franklin Baker. (PNA)

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to fight the battle against HIV and AIDS. We will continue as we always do to mobilize all sectors of the community wherever they may be, to fight against the dreaded disease,” she said. One of the first community-based organizations formed by the city government in Malaybalay was the STI, HIV and AIDS Support Link (SHAS.Link) which works in partnership with Alliance Against AIDS in Mindanao (ALAGAD Mindanao). It has 25 partner groups working with the religious networks, hospitals, clinics, non-government organizations, media and the academe, among others, Deticio said. As part of the SHAS. Link’s built-up activities towards combating HIV and AIDS, it has provided free HIV testing during the recent World AIDS Day commemoration, conducted lectures in the community, and sponsored a postermaking contest for secondary schools with the theme “Getting to ZERO; Zero to New HIV Infection, Zero to AIDS Related Death, and Zero Discrimination. City Health Officer Dr. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City JULIETO ARANDEZ Applicant/s

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Surveillance, he noted that several local government units in the National Capital Region recorded the highest number of firecracker-related injuries. In separate memorandum circulars handed down by the DILG chief, he reminded provincial governors, city and municipal mayors and barangay captains as well as the PNP thru Director General Allan Purisima and the BFP through Chief Sup’t. Carlito Romero of their roles and responsibilities under Republic Act 7183 or An Act Regulating the Sale, Manufacture, Use of Firecrackers and Other Pyrotechnic Devices in accordance with Section 16 of Republic Act No. 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991. RA 7183 limits the manufacture, distribution, sale and use to a limited number of firecrackers and pyro-

technics to promote public health and safety. For firecrackers, accredited manufacturers with appropriate business permits and licenses are allowed to produce “baby rockets”, “bawang”, “small trianggulo”, “pulling of strings”, “paper caps”, “el diablo”, “Judah’s belt”, “sky rocket or kwitis”, and other types with limited explosive contents. For pyrotechnics, those allowed are “mabuhay”, “Roman candle”, “trompillo”, “whistle device”, “butterfly”, “foundation”, “jumbo regular”, “luces”, “sparklers”, all kinds of pyrotechnic “pailaw.” Roxas instructed the local officials to coordinate with the PNP and BFP to prevent the manufacture, distribution, sale and use of “deadly” firecrackers and pyrotechnics and devices that lead to tragic deaths, injuries or cause destructive fires particularly during the Christmas and New Year revelries. Under the law, certain firecrackers and pyrotechnics including “atomic big”, “trianggulo”, “super lolo”, “giant whistle bomb” and other types of firecracker with more than 0.2 grams or more 1/3 teaspoon of explosives, are prohibited. The order specifically mentioned the danger of using improvised guns, particularly “boga” made of polyvinyl chloride pipe which became popular among Christmas and New Year revellers. He asked the provincial government, through the governor, to order the city and municipal LGUs to take the lead in conducting information campaign against the use of deadly firecrackers within their respective areas of jurisdiction. Roxas advised local officials to convene their respective Peace and Order Councils and approve measures ensuring the safety of their constituents, including the designation of “manufacturing zone”, “display center” or “firecracker and

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Dennis Sangalang said HIV/ AIDS prevention is everybody’s social responsibility as it really works at grassroots level, especially in tapping multitude of small organizations that could help educate peers about this contagious disease. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) experts described HIV as a slow virus that does not produce symptoms for a decade or longer. If the infection is not detected and treated, the immune system gradually weakens and AIDS develops. WHO specialists said there is no cure for AIDS once it develops. Health experts explained that HIV/AIDS spreads through blood transfusion, semen, vaginal fluid, and breast milk. The four major routes of transmission are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk and transmission from an infected mother to her baby at birth. (Aira Janelle Evangelista/BSU DevCom Intern/ RLRB-PIA10, Bukidnon)

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to Extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to San Fernando –Kibawe –Malaybalay City –Valencia City via Kalilangan 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/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of December, 2013..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To attend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Kibawe- Malaybalay City –Valencia City and as for cargoes from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of three(3) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s)shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of December, 2013.

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Balulang (all in Cagayan de Oro City )and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of December, 2013.. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Dec. 19, 2013

the spirit of sympathy and spirit of hope. As long as we work together, there is hope,” she said. The year 2013 was perhaps the most memorable for the Philippines in terms of beauty pageants after several other Filipino women figured well in international pageants. Actress Megan Young was crowned 2013 Miss World while Johanna Mutya Datul emerged as 2013 Miss Supranational. Ariella Arida was Miss Universe 3rd runner-up while Annalie Forbes was 2013 Miss Grand from page 1 International 3rd runneremphasized the impor- up and Koreen Medina was tance of opening the public 2013 Miss Intercontinental market saying “this is the 3rd runner-up. A report from source of our income.” the Philippine News Agency He admitted that the newly-built public market was hounded by numer- from page 7 ous complaints ranging plant supplier in the refrom lack of stalls, and poor gion, the P13 Billion Saranflooring. gani Energy Corporation “Daghan nga mga prob- commissions the first phase lema ang miabot atol sa of the 105 megawatts coal pag-abli sa merkado pub- power plant it is building. liko,” said Fernandez in ver- Owned by Conal Holdings nacular adding, “problema of the Alcantara Group and sa mga stalls tungod kay Toyota Tsusho Corporation of kulang, problema sa salog Japan, it will ease the power kay madigyas, tungod sa deficiencies in Cotabato and kadanlog ug daghan pang the ARRM Region which was uban apan pinaagi sa atong reeling with eight hours daily pagtinabangay mahinay power outage last May to hinay pud kini masulbad October this year. The second ug kinahanglan ang inyong phase of the power plant is pagsabot aron ‘win win solu- scheduled to add another tion’ ang atong makab-ot.” 105 megawatts to feed the He said the local govern- power grid of the electric ment of Valencia alloted cooperatives of Agusan de P36,000 for the construction Sur, Agusan del Norte and of additional stalls for fish Davao del Norte in 2016. and other sections of the With a total of 210 megawatts public market. plus the 200 megawatts of Likewise, Fernandez San Miguel Corporation, the thanked those people who power woes in Mindanao are criticized the construction foreseen to be over when the of public market. seating Philippine President “Nagpasalamat kami og will finish his term in June dako gumikan kay nakit- 2016. an og sayo ang problema Sarangani is the most sa merkado samtang sayo strategic coastal area in the pa,” he said. Philippines to build a naval base with its deep water and typhoon free weather. A nafrom page 1 val base of aircraft carriers, one, other countries frigates and destroyers will helped. You have opened my augur well to the economy heart and eyes on what we of southern Philippines. But can do to help each other.” that is reserved to our legisla“I will work to sustain tors and our allies to decide? pyrotechnic zones”, and “fireworks exhibition zone.” The manufacturing zone, under section 7 of RA 7183, should be 300 meters away from the nearest residential area, while display centers should be separated from each other with firewall and fire-prevention equipment such as fire extinguisher put in place. Smoking, testing of firecrackers and pyrotechnics, and anything that could trigger fire should be kept away from these zones.

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to IBJT –Tambo- Gerona(all in Iligan City)and vice versa with the use of six (6)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of December, 2013. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Dec. 19, 2013

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like the Land Transportation Office and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board to undertake among themselves honest-to-goodness Bible studies, as well as prayer sessions. The public that they serve must likewise be compelled to attend those Bible studies and prayer sessions. This is not going to be violative of the Constitutional injunction against the separation of the Church and State. As former Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban wrote, in defense of the implementation of an “ecumenical prayer” which is recited daily in our courts: “Many people, including some men and women of the cloth, are surprised why the Supreme Court has an official prayer. They ask: is this not a violation of the separation of the church and state? “The answer is no. Let me explain… The most basic concept of separation of church and state merely requires the government to be neutral in the `competition’, as it were, among different religious denominations… At bottom, while there is separation of church and state, there is no separation of the State from God…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com, and batasmauricio@yahoo.com “ERRATUM” From: Extension of Validity To: Sale and Transfer Name: BUKTRAMCO /2units OUR APOLOGY - LTFRB X -CDOC

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension 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/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of December, 2013. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Dec. 19, 2013

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Myanmar fans riot after footballers knocked out YANGON - Police fired water cannon to disperse rioting Myanmar football fans who tore up seats, burned shirts and hurled stones at officers after the hosts were dumped out of the Southeast Asian Games. Monday night's onegoal loss to Indonesia at the games, an event seen as a "coming out" party for Myanmar after major reforms, devastated local fans who have filled the 50,000 Yangon stadium to capacity during the group stage. Trouble flared inside the Yangon stadium before fulltime and then carried on after the game with furious fans setting alight police posts and billboards, police told AFP Tuesday. "We detained eight football fans last night, including two who invaded the pitch in second-half," according to deputy police colonel Min Aung from national police headquarters. Hooliganism at Myanmar's football matches is common. In August fans destroyed the pitch at a new stadium in the capital Naypyidaw, where Indonesia will now travel to contest the semi-finals. In 2011 Myanmar was banned from World Cup qualifiers by the sport's organizing body after a home tie against Oman had to be stopped when the crowd pelted the opposition with

Hundreds of angry football fans destroy and burn posters and flags on Monday night after Myanmar lost 0-1 to Indonesia, kicking them out of the soccer tourney in the 27th Southeast Asian Games. Sai Aung Main / AFP

bottles and rocks. The ban was lifted on appeal. Television images on Monday showed distraught fans being consoled by Zaw Zaw, a tycoon and chairman of the Myanmar Football Federation. "We had high hopes for the Myanmar team. We even planned to go to Naypyidaw

Vitaly Klitschko vacates WBC belt

Vitaly Klitschko. Anatolii Stepanov / Reuters

BERLIN - Vitaly Klitschko has vacated his WBC belt but was named champion emeritus on Monday, leaving the door open for the leading Ukraine politician to one day return to the ring. Klitschko, the ruling World Boxing Council champion, is unlikely to box again as he joins thousands of protesters in weeks-long demonstrations against the government in Kiev. "I thank the WBC and its president Jose Sulaiman for the support in our battle for democracy and freedom in Ukraine," Klitschko said in a statement. "The WBC offer gives me the theoretical possibility to return to the ring but that

is something I currently cannot imagine. My focus is on politics in Ukraine and I feel the people there need me." The 42-year-old has won 45 fights with 41 of them knockouts and has only lost twice. His most recent fight dates back to September 2012 against Manuel Charr and he has long contemplated retiring from the sport. His younger brother Vladimir holds all the other major world heavyweight titles. "My brother will take care of the sporting success and I will support him in that as he has supported me in my fight in Ukraine," Klitschko said. — Reuters

today to watch the semifinal," fan Phone Myint Khaing told AFP. "I'm lost for words to describe how sad we are. It's heartbreaking." Blame swiftly fell on Myanmar's Korean coach as the home side failed to progress despite sharing points with Indonesia and having a better goal dif-

ference. Park Seong-Hwa was dismissed after the match, with local reports saying he admitted he was unaware of competition rules stating that the head-to-head result, and not goal difference, would determine who progresses if teams are tied on points. "I knew only after the

match as Myanmar finished the group level. I would like to apologize to Myanmar," the Korean was quoted as saying by the Eleven daily newspaper. He had previously talked up Myanmar's chances of claiming gold in the games, which are being held in the country for the first time in 44 years. - AFP

F1: Raikkonen gets a new race engineer Kimi Raikkonen will be hearing a new voice over the team radio next season after Ferrari said on Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) that Italian Antonio Spagnolo would be race engineer to the returning 2007 world champion. How much assistance he will need remains to be seen. The taciturn Finn is well known for doing things his own way, famously telling his race engineer at Lotus in 2012 to “leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” while on his way to victory in Abu Dhabi. The quote has gone down in Formula One legend, emblazoned on thousands of T-shirts.

Raikkonen won his title Alonso. with Ferrari, before making Ferrari’s announcement way for Fernando Alonso at means change for Britain’s Rob Smedley, a familiar voice to television viewers worldwide as race engineer to Raikkonen’s long-suffering Ferrari predecessor Felipe Massa. Massa has moved to Wi lliams and Sme dle y could join him there in Vitaly Klitschko. a new technical role, alAnatolii Stepanov / Reuters though he has also been the end of the 2009 season linked with McLaren. Raikkonen missed the and moving to rallying for two years prior to a last two races of this year after having back surgery comeback with Lotus. The Finn’s race engineer but Ferrari’s website said from his last Ferrari period, he had visited the MaItalian Andrea Stella, is ranello factory on Tuesstill with the Italian team day to catch up with old but has since forged a close friends and discuss the working relationship with 2014 car. - Reuters

Six swimmers honored by Dagupan government DAGUPAN CITY, Six swimmers who represented the city of Dagupan in the 2013 Speedo National Long Course Swimmimg Championship held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila last Nov. 27- Dec. 2 were honored Dec. 18 by the city government. Mayor Belen Fernandez commended the team led by their head coach Santiago Corpuz Jr. during her executive meeting with department heads at CSI Stadia. Leading the honorees was 13-year old Dyrham Palfrey, a student of Columban School in Lingayen who bagged the gold medals in 200-meter breaststroke and 50 meter breast stroke. He also earned two silver medals and another two bronze medals in separate events, making him as the most bemedalled swimmer of Dagupan in that competition. Twelve-year old Rianne Isabelle Casipit also bagged the gold in the 50-meter breaststroke while 11-year old Sofia de Vera won silver in her own event. Three other members of the team did not win medals k that competition but the consolation is they broke their own records in their respective events. They are Sherwin Monato, 16; Anthony Palfrey, 12; and Marie Alexie Adriano, 11.(PNA)

WNCAA XI Meet opens in Davao on Jan. 18 DAVAO CITY, The Women’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (WNCAA) Southern Mindanao Meet will formally open on Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Cor Jesu College in Digos City. This was announced Wednesday by WNCAA XI regional director Dr. Arlene De Vera. “Next year’s edition is much bigger with the addition of the Basic Education schools, both from private and public,” De Vera said. However, out of the 27 member schools, only 15 were able to beat the deadline on the submission of the requirements. “All coaches must also have to attend the required recollection on Jan. 11-12 for college and basic education, respectively,” De Vera said. “Value formation is more important for us in WNCAA,” said Rogelio Bayod, sports coordinator of Cor Jesu College. Bayod said that they are trying to get the permission of Digos City Mayor Joseph Penas to use the Digos City gym for the opening games in basketball featuring the Ateneo de Davao University against Holy Cross of Davao College. The second game pits Cor Jesu versus John Paul College of Davao. Also confirmed are the women’s volleyball matches pitting San Pedro College against HCDC and Cor Jesu against University of the Philippines Mindanao campus. “We will also have games in soccer, badminton, swimming, taekwondo, athletics, chess etc.,” Bayod said. WNCAA will also hold a Mindanao Meet in Davao City next year with the winners to advance into the National Meet slated in Pampanga. (PNA)


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