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DOH-13 targets Dinagat, Socorro town rabies-free By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

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U TUAN City––The Department of Health (DOH) in Caraga has targeted the province of Dinagat Islands and the municipality of Socorro to become rabiesfree.

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Workers undergo drug test KIDAPAWAN City––An employee of the Kidapawan City government was found positive for using suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, after Mayor Joseph Evangelista ordered a mandatory drug test for all government servants here. Evangelista, in his desire to rid the city government of drug dependent, has ordered a continuing and random drug testing to more than 600 work force since last week. “Surprise drug test, that is what we are doing because the element of surprise is very important,” Evangelista said an interview over DXND Radyo Bida. Without revealing the identity of the employee found positive of drug use, Evangelista said the drug test is a continuing process as long as necessary. Evangelista said the person found positive for drug use will be rehabilitated with the help of the city government. “There will be no filing of charges, we will give him the opportunity to recover and change for the better,” he said in the vernacular. “That is if his drug use is confirmed by a drug See UNDERGO, page 11

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City Treasurer Glenn Banez orients Mayor Oscar Moreno and City Welfare Officer Teddy Sabuga-a of the new payment lounge of the newly refurbished City Treasurer’s Office at City Hall on Friday, April 11, 2014. Photo by Mike Baños, NPN

DVO-NEDA names four RDC chief nominees u 9

NCAA hardcourt star is product of Governor’s Cup By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur—Nobody would have thought that Darrel Dave Magsigay who hails from this town would become a starting shooting guard for Mapua Cardinals in the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) senior basketball league. This year, Magsigay, a proud product of the inter-municipalities league the Governor’s Cup, will be given breaks with more exposure in the hard court with the absence of star guard Jason Nimes who was injured at the end of last year’s season.

Now on its 9th season, the Governor’s Cup, a brainchild of Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza, has not only pushed Magsigay to stardom as other breeds in the likes of Arturo Dimas from Veruela, Lester Reyes from Esperanza and Johnny Jasmin from Loreto have also earned a niche in other big leagues. Dimas, a pioneer when the Governor’s Cup started in 2002, now plays for Mob Packers in the highly competitive Below 6 Feet Basketball League while being gainfully employed in a multinational company in Manila. After their stint with Governor’s Cardinals shooting guard Dave Magsigay seen here in See product, page 11

action at the hardcourt.

Cha-cha forum highlights need for pro-people devt THE benefit of foreign direct investment to the country’s economy must be weighed from a historical perspective in order to determine its role in the push for pro-people economic and cultural development. This was the conclusion of round table discussion titled “Charter Change: implications on farmers, SMEs and mass media” organized by research group IBON held Tuesday.

Members of the academe, alternative media and stakeholders of the small business and agriculture industry gathered to discuss the move to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and its implications on farmers, small and medium enterprises and mass media. Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares gave updates and challenged the legality of House Resolution

No. 1, the embodiment of renewed Charter change efforts in the lower house. He said that merely inserting the phrase “unless otherwise provided by law” to provisions describing local ownership of vital sectors such as land, education, mass media, businesses, public utilities and natural resources has serious implications on Philippine sovereignty. “Amending the Constitution is not like

changing just any law; it is the highest law in the land. You cannot change it as if you were just changing the name of a street.” The impacts of a liberalized mass media were discussed by columnist and former UP College of Mass Communications Dean Luis Teodoro. He gave an overview of the state of Philippine mass media and showed how globally mass media has become increas-

ingly monopolized by fewer giant outfits. He also said that Philippine journalism may further deteriorate when foreign businesses take over for the primary purpose of profit. IBON executive director Sonny Africa explained how increased foreign investment through the years has not resulted in Philippine development. Africa underscored how decades of See PEOPLE, page 11

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Avoid beaches in Normin affected by red tide: BFAR CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Swimmers and divers have been warned to stay away from the beaches and seas in Northern Mindanao affected by the red tide phenomenon that have killed hundreds of bangus fry and kitong (rabbitfish) in Northern Mindanao. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 10 Director Visa Tan-Dimeren issued the warning as more reports of fish kills trickled to their office from the provinces affected by the algal bloom. The latest report on the red tide said 100 kilos of fish were found floating in Danao, Plaridel town in Misamis Occidental Wednesday, the BFAR reported. “Red tide does not harm people really but we want to be on the safe side. We warned swimmers and divers not to go in on affected waters,” Dimeren said. She said swimmers and

divers may experience a burning sensation in their eyes skin irritation and especially if they have sensitive skin. She advised those who may experience skin irritation to rinse thoroughly with fresh. “It really depends on how sensitive your skin is. We dipped our hands on the affected water surface the other day but we did not experience any irritation,” Dimeren narrated. BFAR assistant regional director Asuncion Maputol said the red tide has spread along the coast lines of Misamis Oriental and as far away as the towns of Baliangao, Sapang Dalaga and Lopez Jaena in Misamis Occidental. Maputol said the algal bloom has already killed Kuya Alex Dimaro and Kuya Teng of Marawi Chapter––and Kuya Inoy Balindong, the newly elected national presi8,000 kitong fishes worth dent of Fraternal Order of Eagles Club nationwide, during the first Mindanao Assembly at Plaza Alimania Hotel in P80,000 in Kauswagan town Iligan City. Photo by Sonny Sudaria of Mindanao Daily News-Armm in Lanao del Norte. See AVOID, page 11

Gan acts on MOA for shelter project THE proposed ordinance authorizing City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Habitat for Humanit y Phi lippines Foundation, Inc. (HFH) was referred by the City Council committee on urban

and rural poor chaired by Councilor Leon D. M. Gan to the City Housing Board for recommendation. The MOA covers the construction of 1,000 shelter units by the Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in Barangay Balubal, which is a relocation site for typhoon Sendong survivors and other qualified beneficiaries under

City Ordinance 12426-2012. The Power learned that the HFH has been a partner of the DSWD in the implementation of shelter assistance projects for typhoon Sendong survivors. Under the proposed MOA, the HFH shall undertake the construction of the shelter units, storage for construction materials and support facilities on the relocation site. SURVEY In another development, the committee furnished a

copy of a “permit to conduct survey” to the Berhin sa Fatima Chapel Landless Association. This is to facilitate the conduct of a relocation survey in the area occupied by the association. It may be recalled that the association requested the committee to help resolve its boundary dispute with another association in Barangay Camaman-an. During the meeting, a representative of City Engineer’s Office said See shelter, page 11


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DOH-13 targets Dinagat, Socorro town rabies-free By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Department of Health (DOH) in Caraga has targeted the province of Dinagat Islands and the municipality of Socorro to become rabies-free. DOH-13 Regional Director Minerva Molon made the announcement as she said that the province and the

island-municipality will be evaluated on the last week of May. “Hopefully, these islands will be part of the 14 island provinces declared as rabiesfree,” she said. Molon was referring to the islands earlier declared as free of the deadly disease: Siquijor, Batanes, Biliran, Camiguin, Marinduque, Limasawa, Camotes, Olimpia

in Bais City and Apo both in Negros Oriental, Palawan’s Coron, Culion and Busuanga, Boracay in Aklan, and Guimaras Province. According to Molon, rabies has a high fatality rate , but “very much preventable.” Although it is not among the 10 leading causes of death nationwide, it is considered a public health concern because of its high fatality rate. Rabies situation in Caraga Region does not present a good picture. In 2010, human rabies cases recorded 12 cases, declined to 9 cases in 2011, and plunged to only 3 cases in 2012. In 2013, cases rose to 6. Pursuant to Republic Act

No.9482 or the Anti-Rabies Act of 2007, and the declaration of March as Rabies Awareness Month, the DOH13, in close coordination with various stakeholders, conducted several activities including Advocacy on Responsible Pet Ownership among Partner Agencies and Local Government Units and Provincial Rabies Summit (March 24, 2014) and Integrated Infectious Disease Orientation and Advocacy on Responsible Pet Ownership Among Newly-Hired Registered Nurses, Health Plus and Other Stakeholders of Agusan del Norte and Butuan City (March 31, 2014). These activities were aimed to strengthen collaborative efforts among stakeholders especially the general public in the campaign for responsible pet ownership, reducing and eliminating human rabies cases in the region. Director Molon has this message for pet lovers: “Pets and domesticated animals are part of our daily lives. As we love to be surrounded by pets, let us show them the proper care and love, and secure our family members against the deadly rabies infection. Have your pets vaccinated yearly, seek immediate consultation if bitten by dogs and always practice responsible pet ownership. Let us remember, an ounce of prevention is better than a pount of cure.”

Dr.Aileen F. Dabon together with DPWH personnel inspect the newly constructed building.

DPWH builds TCS classroom By Tata Omisol

TALISAYAN, Misamis Oriental–– Talisayan Central School (TCS), Talisayan, Misamis Oriental is a recipient of Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH ), Gingoog City 1 storey 1 classroom. “The said project amounting to Php 643,500.00 is from DRPRSR2013-06-005829 dtd June 2013 DPWH project,” Elmer H. Calo, BAC Chairman of the office

of the District Engineer said. The building is situated at the rear side of the industrial building, south part of the campus. . It was constructed last December,2013 and was completed 45 days after as contracted . Engr. Johnny Cabigen led the construction. Dr. Aileen F. Dabon together with the DPWH personnel inspected the building.Cabigen assured the principal of the durability of the workmanship

of his men. Dabon thanked DPWH for choosing TCS as one of the recipients of the project. This help solve the growing population and classroom need of the school. Cabigen suggested Dabon to request for a perimeter fence to ensure safety of the school children. This is the only part of the campus that is not fenced concretely . Dabon hopes that this will be realized in the next school year.

Anti-Bullying Act of 2013 By ALMA SHIELA A. ALORRO Head Teacher III, Baikingon Elem School

“Bullying” means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one or more students or employees. In 2012, House Bill 5496 or the Anti-Bullying Act of 2012, was submitted to Congress. It sought to promote greater awareness of the impact of bullying and how it can be prevented. But before

the legislation was passed, the Department of Education (DepEdhas adopted Order no. 40 or the Child Protection Policy to ensure special protection of children from abuse and bullying. It was a huge step when President Benigno Aquino III signed Republic Act 10627, or the AntiBullying Act of 2013, which requires all elementary and secondary schools to adopt policies that will prevent and address bullying in the classroom. The Act was signed last September 12, 2013. See BULLYING, page 7


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NorMin posts 6% growth in palay production in 2013 By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

As the Holy Week approaches, small processions like this one in the municipality of Mahinog on Friday (11 April 2014) are common in Camiguin Island, where hundreds of Catholics are expected to flock for the annual “panaad.” (MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera)

Kalilangan Spring sees rise in tourists visit

TUBOD, Lanaodel Norte – Kalilangan Spring has seen a steady increase in tourist visits over the past few months. Both local and foreign tourists have come to the capital town Tubod to visit and swim in the cold crystal-clear water of this popular spring. The resurgence of this tourist attraction began after the resort put up new amenities and pools to appeal to

Kalilangan spring has seen a steady increase in tourist visits eager to take a dip in its cold crystal clear water.

TSI builds dome for 300-MW coal-fired power plant in Davao KIDAPAWAN City––The AboitizPower’s Therma South Inc. (TSI) has announced the erection of its coal dome that can store at least 200,000 cubic meters of fuel along the boundary of Toril district in Davao City and Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. In a statement, TSI president and chief operations

officer Benjamin A. Cariaso Jr. said they considered the dome the “first of its kind in the country.” The dome, which stands nearly 80 meters with a diameter of over 120 meters, will store over 200,000 cubic meters of fuel for the 300-megawatt baseload power, Cariaso said. The dome will be com-

pleted anytime next month as more equipment would be installed inside, he said. He said the facility was built as part of AboitizPower’s commitment to the environment and the community. “It will help ensure Mindanao has reliable power to help resolve the energy See POWER, page 11

4Ps – A Strategy that seeks education for all By JERRY P. TARUC Principal I Canitoan Elem. School

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a poverty reduction strategy that provides grants to extremely poor households to improve their health, nutrition and education particularly of children aged 0-14. It aims to provide monetary aid to poor beneficiaries with the hope that these investments in human capital would lessen the great financial divide among the haves and the have nots. The 4Ps program now operates in 17 region, 79 provinces and 1,261 municipalities and 138 key cities covering 3,014,586 household beneficiaries. Aside from this, 4Ps also helps fulfill the country’s commitment to meet the Millennium Development Goals, namely: (a) Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger, (b) Achieve Universal Primary Education, (c) Reduce

Child Mortality, (d) Improve Maternal Health, and (e) Promote Gender Equality. Furthermore, the program is also aligned with the DSWD’s goal of poverty reduction and empowering the poor and vulnerable groups of society. The 4 Ps objectives for Education is to increase current attendance of children, the transition rates from primary to secondary school; Years of education completed to increase by one year ; Elementary school gross enrollment rate for children 6 to 12 years to increase by 5 percent ; Attendance in a school or day care over 85 percent of school days to increase by 10 percent ; and Increased enrollment of children 3-5 years old to day care/pre-school by 5 Percent. A household-beneficiary can receive as much as P1,400 monthly, which includes P500 per month for nutrition and health expenses and P300 per month per child (with a maximum of 3

children per household) for educational expenses. Householdbeneficiaries who comply with certain conditions can continue receiving the cash grants for a maximum of five years. The conditions stress that parents must ensure that their children attend school at least 85% of the time, and receive vaccinations and health care. Pregnant women must receive pre- and post-natal care and be attended during childbirth by a skilled health professional. Parents must attend responsible parenthood seminars, mother’s classes, and parent effectiveness seminars. Positive developments have been noticed already following the implementation of 4Ps: Poos households have realized they are no empowered to take charge of their lives ; enjoy the improvement in the health status of their families; and an observed improvement in school attendance of school children.

all members of the family and company employees. Another major factor that contributed to the spike in tourist visits is the newly concreted access road going to the spring. Last year it would take more than 20 minutes to travel the 6-kilometer road leading to the resort from the town center but now visitors will only have to travel for 10

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CAGAYAN de Oro City - Northern Mindanao registered a six percent growth in palay production in 2013, according to the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) in the region. Engr. Cecilio Clarete of NEDA disclosed in today’s media forum that the region produced a total of 674,903 metric tons (MT) of palay in 2013, up by 5.89 percent from the 637,348 MT produced in 2012. Area harvested also went up by two percent to 158,338 hectares while yield increased from 4.12 MT per hectare to 4.26 MT per hectare. Clarete said the region still managed to post a growth despite a slowdown in production during the fourth quarter of 2013. Data gathered by NEDA-10 show that palay production in the fourth quarter grew minimally by one percent due to the

negative performances of Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental attributable to the movement of harvest, insufficient rainfall during the planting period, and rehabilitation of the National Irrigation System (NIA) irrigation systems. However, increases in production were also noted in Bukidnon, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental during the period due to the increased usage of fertilizer, more usage of high yielding variety, and lesser prevalence of pests and diseases. Meanwhile, corn production in the region declined by four percent in 2013 from 1,228,754 MT in 2012. Clarete said yellow corn, which constituted 70 percent of the region’s total annual corn production, went down by four percent due to shifting of yellow corn areas to other crops as well as to the substantial decline in area harvested. (APB/ PIA-10)


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Heavy penalties for operators/owners of colorum PUVs A proposal for prison terms and heavy fines meted on persons operating or owning colorum public utility vehicles, if it becomes a law, would help reduce road accidents. Colorum public utility vehicles are a menace on the streets since it connotes dilapidated vehicles. One of the patent causes of road tragedies is the unabated and blatant operation of colorum or unauthorized public motor vehicles, which are considered as menaces that further clog our roads according to the proponents of the measure. The proposed measure provides, among others, that: (a) The owner and operator of a colorum vehicle shall be meted out the penalty of imprisonment of prision correccional (six months and one day to six years) in its maximum period or a fine, or both, subject to the discretion of the trial court hearing the case. The schedule of fines

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Think a minute. A famous man said, “Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind. Words are like nitroglycerine: they can blow up bridges—or heal hearts.” It just depends on how you use them: as a weapon to hurt or a tool to help. Our tongue really does have the power of life and death. Words have brought peace or war between nations; life and death to millions. Words can either make or break the reputations and careers of people. So an important secret to success is learning how to use our words well, to say the right thing at the right time in the right way. Yet sometimes, the best statement we can make is our silence.

shall be: 1) Public utility colorum motor vehicle bus – P1-million; 2) UV used shall likewise be Express – P200,000; 3) permanently confiscated Taxi – P125,000; and 4) by the LTFRB. Public Utility Jeepney The measure tagged as – P50,000, according to HB 4086, is very laudable ANGKLA Party-list Rep. as it also provides that Jesulito A. Manalo. all permits, franchises, In the event that the or CPCs issued in faowner and/or operator is vor of the owner and/or a juridical operator of Editorial person, the a PUV used partners, in and operated case of partnership, and as a colorum, includthe members of the board, ing those that pertain to in case of a corporation, other PUVs even not used shall be held liable. Like- and operated as colorum, wise, the driver’s license shall be revoked. The of the person found driv- said owner/operator shall ing the colorum motor likewise be perpetually vehicle, whether he is the disqualified to operate owner/operator or the any kind of public land latter’s personnel, shall transportation,” the bill be immediately confis- provides. cated and suspended for a Owners and operators period of twelve months of the colorum vehicles, for the first offense and if found guilty under the perpetually revoked for proposed law, shall likethe second offense. wise be perpetually disPerpetual revocation qualified from applying should be understood to and operating any kind completely disqualify said of public land transpordriver from being granted tation. any type of driver’s license If the use of colorum thereafter,” the author motor vehicle resulted explained, adding that the in another criminal of-

Win with words Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst It’s also a hard argument to beat. Occasionally, the only way to be heard is to be quiet. Those who have the most to say usually say it with the fewest words. It’s the wise, successful person who says more by talking less. Remember, “You’ll almost never hurt yourself by what you don’t say. It’s when the fish opens his mouth that he gets caught.”

So a good rule to follow is: “Don’t speak unless you can improve on the silence.” You can often tell more about a person by what they say about others than by what others say about them. The reason we enjoy talking about the faults of others is so we can feel better about our own faults. You see what you want to see and say what you want to say. It’s out of our heart that our words come. But re-

fense punishable under the Revised Penal Code (RPC), such as, but not limited to physical injuries, damage to property and/or homicide, such use of colorum motors vehicle shall be considered as an aggravating circumstance. Manalo’s measure also provides that if the offense as contained in the RPC also imposes a fine, the court shall order its imposition of a fine not less than P200,000 but not more than P1-million. It is unfortunate that amidst the many public land transport mechanisms presently in force, there are also numerous traffic and vehicular accidents that are encountered, most of which result in injury and even to loss of lives due to the presence of colorum vehicles. It is high time that we should seriously consider the banning of colorum vehicles from public roads and highways so that it will no longer pose danger to the riding public.

member that a good word is as easy to say as a bad one. In fact, if we’re smart, we’ll “keep our words soft and sweet, because we may have to eat them.” Gentle words may fall lightly, but they carry great weight. So the sooner we learn to use our words well, to build others up instead of tearing them down, the sooner we’ll start enjoying success and happier relationships. But first, we need to change our heart, since that’s where our words come from. Just ask Jesus Christ to change your heart by taking full charge of your attitudes and words everyday. Then ask Him to give you the willpower and wisdom you need so you can win with your words. Just Think a Minute.


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Is ‘Matuwid na Daan’ a mere slogan? Worm’s Eyeview By Manny Valdehuesa

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Apart from being just a mere slogan, it could also be a vision and a mission. It could be a vision of propriety and righteousness in all dealings. And it can be a mission for everyone to ensure a straightforward direction for social, economic, and political development in our society. But no one has seen fit to limn its outlines for our edification. I have yet to see it defined in terms of its essential aspects, which is too bad because it can be useful in many ways at multiple levels. For instance, it’s been four years already, and this administration has passed up every opportunity to let every Filipino—and every barangay, for that matter—define, translate, or interpret said slogan for the purposes of their community and society at large, so it will integrate into our

value system. Missed Opportunity One such opportunity was last March 29, the day synchronized meetings of the Barangay Assembly was decreed by Presidential Proclamation. But the event came and went with seemingly no impact or significance, local or national. This Assembly involves every one of the nation’s 42,078 barangay components. And every sovereign citizen living in them (except minors aged 14 and below) is called upon to participate. What can People Power comprising two-thirds or even one-half of 100 million Filipinos do to refurbish the façade of our politics and economics? Collectively, that’s the minimum mega-voltage Barangay Assembly meetings generate nationwide every time synchronized meetings take place. The aggregate impact of People Power nationwide (mobilized in every barangay, each one focused

on its own neighborhoods, not dispersed citywide and beyond) would be tremendous. If every barangay focuses on its own affairs, gets its act together, enforces the laws, securing, beautifying, putting its premises in order every so often, what difference it would make on our society and environment (physical, economic, cultural)! Poverty would be less, livelihood would be more, and the gross national happiness would be high—the result of thinking together, addressing local issues, tapping the wisdom of every barangay’s best and brightest, acting in concert, solving neighborhood problems. The SWOT Approach Village problems grow to elephantine scale when aggregated at town or city levels; but they cease to be problems if addressed at source in the barangay by the folks themselves. What hasn’t been tried is, convening same day, the 42,000+ barangays meet to take stock of their strengths,

weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A lot of the problems faced by our republic at grassroots level would be resolved by the sovereign citizens themselves. But we’ve missed the opportunity already. Nonetheless, it’s worth considering what positive development would result if every one of the barangays up and down our archipelago were to define and deploy their strengths, technologies, and other resources for their own purposes—especially for the poor or disadvantaged in their neighborhoods. Similarly, what good would result if every barangay community pinpoints its weaknesses, shortcomings, and gaps in terms of human capability, financial capacity, equity of its stakeholders? An Economic Dynamo Suppose every Barangay Assembly lists down the local opportunities that can be developed and made to work for the community’s wellbeing? Surely there See SLOGAN, page 11

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AMBOANGA CITY – At least 7 Abu Sayyaf rebels and soldiers were killed in sporadic clashes in the Muslim province of Basilan where security forces are trying to flush out members of the al-Qaeda-linked group tagged in the spate of terrorism and ransom kidnappings in the southern Philippines, officials announced early Saturday.

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NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ABELARDO BALASABAS, who died intestate on March 14, 2008 at Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 329-G-35, Block 6, Psd-13-006119, being a portion of Lot 329-G, BSD-6295) situated in the Barrio of San Vicente, Butuan City covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-19313 containing an area of 170 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE LATE ABELARDO BALASABAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by deceased Abelardo Balasabas’ legitimate heirs namely, Evelyn Balasabas Abing and Coronel Babanto Balasabas as heirs/ vendors, and vendee Victor Paden Hugo, married to Emalyn Balasabas Hugo, per Doc. No. 428; Page No. 43; Book No. CXXXV; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, until December 31, 2015 with PTR No. 0714659/0102-2014. MDN: Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSA A. SEVILLA has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error of the child sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUDY ALTAMARINO SEVILLA who was born on July 07, 1996 at Pange, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are ENEMESIO E. SEVILLA and ROSA T. ALTAMARINO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 30 April 2014. (SGD) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: April 14, and 21, 2014

Marine Captain Maria Rowena Muyuela, a spokesperson for the Western Mindanao Command, said at least five from the Abu Sayyaf and two from the military side were confirmed dead. Muyuela has identified two of the slain rebels Assi Kalitot and Basri Musa, who were both followers of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon. She said 28 soldiers were also wounded in the clashes that began before dawn on April 11 in Ungkaya Pukan and spread to the neighboring town of Tipo-Tipo. She said military forces are pursuing Hapilon and the group of Puruji Indama and Nurhassan Jamiri, three of

the most notorious leaders of the Abu Sayyaf. “The government forces suffered twenty eight wounded and two killed in action. Most of the wounded suffered minor injuries caused by shrapnel and were evacuated at Camp Navarro General Hospital and are now being given medical attention. The Command is also contacting relatives of our personnel who were killed in action,” Muyuela said. “ The operation was directed towards the neutralization of the said Abu Sayyaf Group which is responsible in a number of kidnapping and extortion activities, including the Sabrina Ikbala Voon kidnap

case, and the P5 million being demanded by the Abu Sayyaf from the contractor of the ongoing Magkawa to Al-Barka road project,” she added. The 22-year old Voon was kidnapped in Zamboanga City on February 19 after gunmen disguised as policemen barged in her house in the village of Mercedes and seized her. The kidnappers have reportedly demanded P5 million from her family in exchange for the woman's safe release. Army Captain Jefferson Mamauag, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said troops clashed with about 60 Abu Sayyaf rebels. He said Major General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad,

Zambo mayor urges HOMA beneficiaries to file formal complaints By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has called on the beneficiaries of the Home Materials Assistance (HOMA) program to file a formal complaint against

the program to enable the city government to officially bring it to the attention of the National Housing Authority (NHA). Salazar made the call after some of the beneficiaries have complained over a local radio station

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In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELVIE J. MBACHO has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name of the child from “RAPHEAL” to “RAPHAEL CHIMDINDU” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RAPHEAL J. MBACHO who was born on SEPTEMBER 18, 2009 at LANAO DEL NORTE PROV’L HOSPITAL, BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are IYKE RAPHEAL MBACHO and ELVIE L. JUMAWAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 30 April 2014. (SGD) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: April 14, and 21, 2014 Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City

that the materials given them through HOMA are substandard and are not worth P30,000. The beneficiaries of the P30,000 HOMA are residents-lot owners and whose houses were burned during the September 2013

Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 21, 2014.

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JEAN CLAUDE M. BARANDA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from”FEMALE” to ”MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JEAN CLAUDE MAGDAONG BARANDA who was born on May 25, 1991 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ABELARDO V. BARANDA YOLANDA MAGDAONG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 21, 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: APRIL 14, & 21, 2014

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JAIME LAID AN LIM has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from GIM to JAIME in the Certificate of Live Birth of GIM LAID AN LIM who was born on January 7, 1946 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are SENG KUN AN LIM and FILIPINA LAID. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 21, 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar

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R.A. 10172 “ANNEX C” REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-015-2014

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

Date: April 4, 2014

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that Charito Paullo Sagaral has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of Charito Paullo Sagaral at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Petronilo Varquez Sagaral and Josefina Gumapo Paullo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that April 15, 2014. (SGD.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JUDEL LAV R. JABONGA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from ”FEMALE” to ”MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUDEL LAV RAFAELA JABONGA who was born on July 31, 1994 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EGME LOBEDO JABONGA and ADELA GEÑA RAFAELA.

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siege in this city. The HOMA is being provided material by the NHA in coordination with the local government. So far, City Planning and Development Coordinator

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MDN: Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14, 2014

the division commander, ordered security forces to intensify the operations against the Abu Sayyaf. He said two battalions of soldiers were involved in the fighting. “More troops and closed air support have been dispatched to Basilan to pursue the Abu Sayyaf and to pave the way for the normalization of the area,” Mamauag said. Basilan, one of five provinces under the Muslim autonomous region, is a known stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf and the Moro Islamic Liberation, the country’s largest Muslim rebel group which recently signed a peace deal with Manila. Mindanao Examiner

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ROGELIO S. FELICILDA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from ROEL to ROGELIO in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROEL FELICILDA who was born on March 23, 1962 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROMUALDO FELICILDA and ELEUTERIA SALVO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 14, 2014. (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: APRIL 7 & 14, 2014


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Davao doles out cash assistance to fire victims DAVAO CITY – The city has began distributing out cash assistance to the 3,547 victims of the fire that ravaged Barangays 22-C and 23-C last Friday. The money came from the P45-million allocation approved by the city council in last Tuesday's regular session from the local government's quick response fund. According to a copy of a briefer on the fire submitted by City Social Services and Development Officer assistant head Liwayway Caligdong to Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte, the approved amount would cover cash assistance, as well as food and non-food items.

Caligdong said in a phone interview that the initial doleouts will be given to the 2,235 victims whose houses were totally damaged and 44 partially damaged. The house owners with totally damaged houses will receive P10,000 cash assistance each, totaling P22.35 million. The cash assistance for the 44 renters is worth P5,000 each or a total of P220,000, and another P3,000 to boarders, sharers, and caretakers of the damaged homes. This amounts to P1.155 million in cash assistance. The CSSDO will facilitate the distribution at the Mini-

Forest evacuation center, which temporarily houses 1,655 families. The report said that food assistance would cost the city P13.3 million and P3 million more for non-food items as clothing, cooking utensils, mats, etc. The two barangays were declared under a state of calamity by the city council. The CSSDO said that the distribution of evacuees are as follows: Brgy. 22-C gym, 523 families; Magsaysay Park, 382; Mini-Forest, 1,655; Rizal Elementary School, 316; Roxas Elementary School, 199; Quezon Elementary School, 434; Zonta, 38. (MindaNews)

Manobo girls from Talaingod, Davao del Norte release a kite with the message “Stop the bombing [aerial] in our community” during a kite flying activity at the United Church of Christ in the Philippines grounds in A. Pichon Street Davao City on April 11, 2014. Thousands of indigenous people, roughly half of them children, have fled their villages due to military operations. (MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano)

DVO-NEDA 11 names four RDC chief nominees

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AVAO CITY - The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA 11) has officially identified four nominees for the next chairperson of the Regional De velopment Council (RDC) in the Davao Region.

NEDA 11 regional direc tor Ma. L ourdes T. Lim said the nominees are Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario and Compostela Valley Governer Arturo T. Uy from the government sector and Mindanao Business Council chairman Vicente T. Lao and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Davao Chapter president Atty. Samuel R. Matunog from the private sector. “We already submitted all necessary documents and requirements including clearances from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and

Sandiganbayan,” she said. Lim explained that the appointed RDC chairman is in-charge of making decisions that would be “equitable” and “fair” to all stakeholders in the region. She also said that it is not necessar y that a government official will occupy the chairmanship of the council, as long as the co-chair will be from the private sector or vice versa. The council was first co-chaired by the private sector represented by Atty. Jesus V. Ayala who was in the position for 21 years, from 1986 to 2007. Lim said that the process of selection would take three months and even extend as far as six months. “It would depend on t h e e v a lu at i on of t h e search committee which belongs under the Office of the President,” she said, adding that “the examina-

tion of the clearances of the four nominees will take time.” This year, the President is expected to appoint the new RDC 11 chairman. At present, Lim serves as the acting chairman of the RDC 11. It will be recalled that former Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio served as the chairman of the council from 2011 to 2013. RDC is the highest policy-making body tasked to facilitate regional development through the formulation of development plans and investment programs, conduct judicious review on the appropriation of resources, direction setting and the coordination of the economic and social development efforts of local government units, agency regional offices, state universities and colleges and special development authorities in the region. (PNA)

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HE Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB), has been removed from the list of airlines banned from operating in European Union (EU) member countries. The European Commission formally announced yesterday.

working in the EU, we look forward to offering CEB’s trademark lowest fares, and the most extensive route network in the Philippines,” added Gokongwei. “The decision of the European Commission to lift the ban on Cebu Pacific shows the ability of Philippine authorities and business to work with the EU to raise standards and create economic opportunity,” said Julian Vassallo, Chargé d’affaires at the Delegation of the European Union to

the Philippines. Vassallo said: “Having demonstrated their commitment and capacity to adhere to international standards, we heartily welcome Cebu Pacific to European skies.” CEB currently operates a fleet of 50 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 29 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 12 more Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft.

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og opportunity sa young Agusanon. Mapuslanon from page 8 kayo ang iyang programs Eng’r. Rodrigo Sicad said alang sa mga kabus,” he that 1,661 families are en- added. With reports from titled to avail of the NHA’s MELODY DE VERA HOMA. “In this time of difficulties, it is better for us to put in writing our complaints from page 1 instead of verbally so that we globalization policies could address it officially,” have damaged the Philippine Salazar said. economy with rising unemT h e m ate r i a l s t h at ployment and a declining the beneficiaries receive manufacturing sector, and through the HOMA in- showed that protectionism clude gravel, sand, cement, and regulation has been deformed bars, tie wires, picking up globally in face plywood, lumber, corru- of failed neoliberal policies. gated galvanized iron (G.I.) Rice industry watchdog sheets, plain G.I. sheets, Bantay Bigas spokesperson and nails. Lita Mariano elaborated on The grant of the HOMA the current disadvantages is part of the Zamboanga of liberalizing agriculture City Roadmap to Recovery especially on millions of and Reconstruction (Z3R) small farmers and farm Plan. (PNA) workers. She also said that opening Philippine lands to full foreign ownership will worsen peasant landlessfrom page 1 Cup, Dimas and Reyes ness and the country’s food were able to gain scholarship insecurity. The round table exgrants from Polytechnic pressed general opposition University of the Philippines to Charter change as a means at Paranaque Campus while Jasmin at Olivarez College to pursue development and united on the need to conalso in Paranaque. Plaza is keeping his fin- tinue the discourse on the gers crossed that the yearly issue. In conclusion, Africa tournament would bring stressed the importance of out more future hardcourt stepping up efforts to procelebrities in the big leagues mote genuine land reform as the provincial govern- and national industrializament is bent on developing tion as concrete alternayoung potential talents tives to the imposition of from the grassroots which globalization. The focused discussion would shine at the height followed a broader forum of the road games. titled “Charter Change and Magsigay, Dimas, Reyes the Illusion of Development” and Jasmin have never forgotten where they all started conducted by IBON last and have been always grate- month in cooperation with ful to the provincial govern- Luisita Watch. More than a ment for giving them the hundred participants from chance to play for Gover- various people’s organinor’s Cup that paved their zations, non-government ticket to hard-earned fame and religious institutions as well as government ofin the big leagues. “Sa mosunod sa amo na fices gathered for the event. player gi-challenge nako sila Another forum on Charter nga ayuhon pagdula. Show change and its implications your best para madiscover. on public utilities and natuDili lang puro dula, eskwela ral resources is set to be para kung wala’y future sa held next month. source: pagdula at least makahu- ibon.org man ta sa atong course,” Magsigay said. For his part Jasmin said from page 1 he even never thought he rehabilitation center in would play for Governor’s Davao City.” Cup since their village didn’t Explaining his policy on have a basketball court and drug testing, Evangelista their hardship put him with said he would like the city no choice than to tend their workers free from drug small farm. dependence so they can “Governor Plaza noticed serve the constituents better. my potentials and sent me “We want a drug-free to Manila to study college,” city offices so clients are he said. “ I challenge all properly and effectively players to do your best, served,” he said, adding that don���t stop dreaming, good drug testing will continue. luck, sports lang walay perHe even called on all sonalan. Pareho ra ko ninyo employees who are, at one sauna nga nangandoy pod,” time of their lives, have he added. used “shabu” to voluntarily “I hope the players for come forward and allow this season would hurdle the themselves to be tested for big challenge and reach their drug use. dreams like us,” Dimas said. “If we can save one em“Tungod sa Gov’s Cup ployee out of drugs, we naka-eskwela ko og libre are helping him save his ug gumikan ana kita ko og family, friends and make ensaktong trabaho karon ug him or her a better citizen at the same time company of Kidapawan,” Evangelista player ko, nabuo ang con- added. fidence, ug naka-encounter Evangelista also said that ko og different players sa the mandatory drug testing PBA. Thank you kayo ni conducted here has ensured Governor Plaza sa paghatag that all law enforcers and

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employees are not involved in using illegal drugs. Police officers were also subjected to drug test and the result, according to Evangelista, was so far negative. Mandated by Department of Interior and Local Government, mandatory drug test aims to achieve a drug free work force in the local government unit in the country. PNA

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She said badly affected is the Mariculture Park in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental where 45,594 pieces of bangus worth P550, 560 died from the toxins. “The red tide came in patches and they are very visible in the morning until 3pm in the afternoon. Not all the beaches are covered with red tide patches,” she clarified. Maputol said in some beaches, swimmers were seen in the waters not far from where the red patches were located but no visible effect was observed among them. “We are not issuing a ban on swimming but we are advising swimmers and divers to stay away from the red tide patches visible in the water surface,” Maputol said. (Froilan Gallardo/ MindaNews)

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minutes to arrive at their destination. “We are very happy with the improvements here at Kalilangan Spring. This is definitely a tourist magnet for Tubod and could potentially be a source of livelihood for residents living near the spring”, expressed Provincial Tourism Head Minda Regis. The observation was made during the site inspection conducted by personnel from the Provincial Tourism Office together with some tourism officers from Bacolod, Maigo, Kolambugan, Tubod, and Lala. Other spring attractions in the province include Cabongbongan spring and Generalao spring in Salvador town, and Pili hot spring in Magsaysay. Tourists visiting Tubod often stay at the world-class MCC Hotel - a 3-star hotel with complete facilities and amenities but with very low room rates. (VNL/PIOLDN)

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crisis,” he added. “These facilities highlight TSI’s commitment to use the latest technology to ensure the power plant will meet the standards set by the government,” Cariaso said. He said they remain true to their commitment to build a world-class power plant that will make the people of Davao and Mindanao proud. The dome’s towering presence and its large alu-

minum roof, the president said, has been getting attention from surrounding communities. It is visible from a distance around Davao Gulf, from the diversion road, and even from the air when planes approach the Davao International Airport. Commercial operations of TSI’s coal-fired power plant will start in the first quarter of 2015, Cariaso said. Among those that already signed contracts with the TSI are two electric cooperatives from North Cotabato – the Cotabato Electric Cooperative (Cotelco) Main and CotelcoPPALMA. The latter covers the towns of Pigcawayan, Pikit, Aleosan, Libungan, Midsayap, and Aleosan. Last year, Bobby Orig, AboitizPower first vice president for Mindanao affairs said the plant, once fully commissioned, would become the largest baseload coal-fed power plant in Mindanao. Currently, STEAG State Power, Inc. operates the 210-MW coal-fired plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, where AboitizPower is also one of the investors. S o m e e nv i ro n m e nt groups have opposed the construction of coal-fired power plants to solve Mindanao’s recurring power shortage especially during the dry months. They said generating power from coal would pollute the atmosphere and cause other harmful side effects. (Malu Manar/MindaNews)

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from page 7 are undeveloped assets, vacant or under-utilized lands, talents and skills, other prospects that can produce revenues, attract investments, and maybe create jobs, livelihood, and better quality of life. Barangay folks must be made aware of how increasing the Gross Barangay Product can effectively expand the national economy, or the GDP/GNP. Why should economic development be relegated to macro economists, planners, and technocrats at the top? We need the bottom-up approach—pinatubo,not pinatulo! Secure the Premises No less important, how about having the barangay undertake a simple accounting of threats and potential dangers that face its neighborhoods—with the view to their mitigation or eradication using purely local techniques and resources? Threats thrive in obscure corners, seedy slums, and neglected portions of the community. Intruders and malicious operators nest in them, away from prying eyes. Ignore or leave them unnoticed,

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and you could wake one morning to discover a shabu laboratory, a drug-pushers’ den, or terrorists and gunrunners in your midst. It can’t all be a matter for the police and military. Citizens need to play a part in law enforcement, sensitive to goings-on and unusual movements in the neighborhood. It pays to keep in mind that all threats originate locally and should be identified as they arise. It is when they are unrecognized or left to chance that they creep into other neighborhoods and barangays till they become generalized. Checking periodically, sharing notes with fellow Barangay Assembly members, is the way to keep small threats from growing large and unmanageable. Thus, do attend your assemblies and participate in the proceedings! Manny among others is former UNESCO regional director for Asia-Pacific, secretary-general of Southeast Asian Publishers Association, director at development academy of Philippines, member of Philippine Mission to the United Nations, vice chair of Local Government Academy, member of the Cory Government’s Peace Panel, and PPI-UNICEF awardee for outstanding columnist. valdehuesa@gmail.com

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the permit is needed in order for them not to be charged with trespassing. The Power learned that the lot contains an area of 61,044 square meters with about 300 residential buildings. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Spouses, Alberto C. Romualdo/Eufrocina Go-Romualdo, who all died a long time ago at Poblacion, Mahinog, Camiguin Province; donated seven (7) parcels in my favour by virtue of Deed of Donation Inter Vivos, under Doc. No. 170; Page No. 35; Book No. VI; Series of 1998 before MCTC Judge Eduardo E. Chan, Ex-Officio Notary Public of Mahinog, Camiguin Province dated January 20, 1988; That one of this parcel which is more particularly bounded and described as follows: “A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Binaliwan Mahinog, Camiguin, denominated as Lot No. 67, containing an area of 1,001 SQUARE METERS, embraced under Original Certificate of Title No. P-287, and registered in the name of my late father, Alberto C. Romualdo, covered under TD No. 2129 series of 1985; is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF SOLE HEIR, I, PAULINE MARIE G. ROMUALDO, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Poblacion, Mahinog, Camiguin Province, is the sole and only heir of the late SPS. Alberto C. Romualdo/Eufrocina Go-Romualdo. That I executed this affidavit for the purpose of attesting the truth of the foregoing facts and to request the Office of Register of Deeds-Camiguin Province to register this instrument and to cancel OCT P-287 and issue a new Transfer Certificate of Title. As per Doc. No. 156; Page No. 25; Book No. 56; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. ANIANO S. PADERANGA. MDN: APRIL 14, 21, & 28, 2014

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Raveness Special Gospel of the day:Luke1:67-79 Luke 1:67-79- that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace: This gospel teaches us about the proclamation of Zacharias about the “Messiah Jesus Christ.” He was the first who recognized Jesus as the savior of this earth. He was brave in telling the public about Jesus. Supposedly, we will imitate this man with regards to his “braveness” in telling Jesus to others. In Matthew 10:32-33-Whosoever therefore shall “confess” me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Therefore, Tell the truth: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, - Psg Antonio M Jordan (MS) PA - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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