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Surigao Norte farmers get P1.79m livestock from DA Volume IV, No. 066 web portal: www.mindanaodailynews.com Wednesday August 5, 2015
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SOCORRO, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Caraga has turned over livestock worth P1.79 million to 19 individual farmers and three farmers’ associations in Surigao del Norte.
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Dads deny C. de Oro gets ‘grants’ from PCSO By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor
THE City Council in Cagayan De Oro City has denied receiving donations from the PCSO here, City Councilor Prexy Elipe said. Elipe made the statement after the City Council received reports that the PCSO has donated an ambulance and a Php 1 million cash endowment assistance to the city’s J.R. Borja Memorial Hospital. A representative from the PCSO reportedly informed the City Council about the donation during the regular session last week. “The City Council has no knowledge of any donations from the PCSO,” Elipe told the local august body that the City Council could not pass a resolution thanking the PCSO for the See grants, page A11
OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADER IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY. Ms. Ami C. Saniel-N Hotel General Manager together with Ms. Alex A. Podador-Front Desk Supervisor received the prestigious trophy for Outstanding Business Leader in the Hotel Industry. Presenting the award is Engr. Bon Henrix M. Zafra of Ayala Corporation during the 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards held July 25, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit
MICRO ENTREPRENEUR AWARD. Dr. Viel P. Jose-VJANDEP Marketing Officer and Company Physician together with Ms. Maricar A. Jaruda-Production Manager received the prestigious trophy as Outstanding in Micro Entrepreneur in Mindanao. The award was presented by President/Chief Executive Officer of BusinessWeek Mindanao Corporation during the 4th Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards held July 25, 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit
CAGAYAN de Oro Councilor Zaldy Ocon’s silence and absence in the various activities during the Ecological Solid Waste Management Citizens’ Awareness Week was very apparent, prompting concerned citizens to ask “Kagawad Zaldy Ocon, where art thou?” Ocon, chairman of the City Council environment committee and a member of the City Solid Waste Management Board (CSWMB), was conspicuously absent during last week’s campaign. During last Monday afternoon’s peace rally in front of the Legislative building to urge local lawmakers to help solve the worsening garbage problem by See green, page A11
6 M’nao provinces top nat’l competitiveness ranking DAVAO City--Six Mindanao provinces made it to the top 10 of the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) reflecting economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure growth of the island-region in the recent years. Four Mindanao provinces dominated the top five most competitive provinces with Davao del Sur leading the pack as the most competitive province in the Philippines with an overall score of 46.11, followed by
Misamis Oriental in second with an overall score of 38.93. South Cotabato placed fourth with a score of 36.42, while Zamboanga del Sur ranked fifth with a score of 35.88. Agusan del Norte, on the other hand placed seventh with a score of 35.70 while Camiguin ranked tenth with 34.21. “These rankings are indicators that efforts from both government and private sectors to push for Mindanao’s increased competitiveness and growth are now See ranking, page A11
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Speed matching held for local producers, hotels, restaurants
AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Over 41 local producers and manufacturers met with 21 buyers, including hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, convenient stores, consolidators and distributors as they gather together in one venue to negotiate trade on July 31, 2015, at Grand Caprice Restaurant, here.
The Department of Trade and Industry - Misamis Oriental Provincial Office organized the ac-
tivity for the purpose of promoting local products and at the same time address the supply needs of
hotels and restaurants. Ma. Eliza A. Pabillore, provincial director, DTIMisamis Oriental, said the agency hoped that the activity will result in many booked orders and increase in sales especially for the micro enterprises. “This will provide an opportunity for small enterprises to promote their products and negotiate
directly to buyers while our hotels and restaurant will also have a chance to patronize local products,” Pabillore said. Pabillore said a lot of new and exciting products was showcased, such as yogurt, gouda cheeses, duck meat, balut, goat’s milk and goat’s cheese, turmeric, sambong, coconut sugar, moringa, virgin coconut
oil, moringa soap, coffee, tablea and other health and wellness products. Most of the hotels and restaurants were looking for fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh and processed meat and beverages. On the other hand, consolidators, supermarkets and convenience store are interested in new processed food products, said Pabillore.
Out of the 59 trade leads, two resulted in booked orders and, approximately, 20 are for further negotiation. This is the 2nd Speed Matching that was conducted in Cagayan de Oro. The first was done in 2013 wherein a lot of local producers were able to penetrate groceries and convenient stores.
Over 1,000 payments and e-commerce leaders to convene in Manila SINGAPORE -- Running from 2nd-3rd September 2015, at the SMX Convention Center in Manila, and bringing together 1000+ attendees, 60 expert speakers and 40 international and local exhibitors, Cards & Payments Philippines and the E-Commerce Show Philippines will be the premier meeting places for the entire payments and e-commerce ecosystems
from across the country. Industry leaders confirmed to speak include: Undersecretary Prudencio M. Reyes Jr., Department of Trade and Industry ; Inanc Balci, CEO, Lazada Philippines; Paulo Campos, CEO, Zalora Philippines; R a y m o n d E s t i o k o, Deputy Director, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; Orlando Vea, Co-Founder, Smart Communications;
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Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that REYZON LASALA LOGRONIO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name docketed as CFN-1894-2015 from “REYZON JR.” to “REYZON” in the Certificate of Live Birth of REYZON JR. LASALA LOGRONIO who was born on August 5, 1988 at Davao City and whose parents are HENRY LOGRONIO and CORAZON LASALA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than August 25, 2015. Issued on 4th day of August, 2015 at Davao City, Philippines. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 5 & 12, 2015
Explaining Terrapinn Pte Ltd’s decision to launch the conference in Manila, Managing Director Sharon Roessen said: “With 20 years’ experience running Cards & Payments Asia and the E-Commerce Show Asia conferences in Singapore, we are excited to announce the launch of both events in Manila. The Philippines market is going through a phenomenal
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOSEPH L. DAROY has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JOSE” to “JOSEPH” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOSE DAROY who was born on March 19, 1956 at Iligan City and whose parents are Fermina Legaspi and Consolador Daroy. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015. (Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 5 & 12, 2015
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key players in the Filipino e-commerce community.” Cards & Payments Philippines 2015 will address some of the critical payment infrastructure challenges facing the market, taking a deep dive into the future of e-money, digital payments, crypto-currency, compliance and cash handling. E-Commerce Show Philippines 2015 will bring together leading e-commerce companies, to learn from e-commerce leaders on best practice customer acquisition & retention, logistical challenges, marketplace disruption and more. The event is supported by some of the leading solution providers in payments and e-commerce, including: SM Lifestyle and Entertainment who will be showcasing their revolutionary e-Plus! Tap to pay system; Smart e-Money who will be presenting PayMaya, the first non-bank in Asia to be awarded a Visa issuing and acquiring principal license; Voyager Innovation who will be featuring Takatack, the largest online ecommerce store in the Philippines, and TackThis, which provides online entrepreneurs a storefront where they can post and showcase their product inventories; SMKLogomotion, Wirecard, Ziaplex and HPS, who over both days of the conference will be demonstrating their expertise and helping our attendees to drive their business forward.
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Is the President promoting bad governance? Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III refused to sign the resignation of Mar Roxas as Secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Out of delicadeza, Roxas bade farewell to the DILG staff and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Camp Crame the other day. What Roxas did was part of the tradition that appointed government officials, who make the decision to run for an elected post, must resign from office. The idea is to avoid the impression that the appointed public official would exploit the resources of his office in the pursuit of politically motivated interest. The resignation is necessary because there is always the temptation (actually, they are doing this) that the public official would actually utilize the resources of the taxpayers’ money to fulfill a personal agenda. Roxas did the right thing. The President, however, did not! What the President has set is setting a bad example in governance. The President’s refusal to sign the
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Vice President Jejomar Binay since leaving the Cabinet of President Aquino when it dawned upon him CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING he’ll never be anointed as Associate Editor Contributing Editor the latter’s successor has launched a vilification MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor campaign against the administration he praised to GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit high heavens before such Motoring Editor Photo Journalist falling out. felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Interior and Local GovEDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao ernments Secretary ManLayout Artists uel “Mar” Roxas II, on the PAT SAMONTE other hand, got the coveted irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN anointment from Aquino as Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga his successor but ironically JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG projects himself as capable Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao of winning the presidency Regional Editors-Northmin only if Aquino stakes his AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA neck for him before the Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Filipino people. I don’t know how Binay ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI came to believe that by NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE accusing the Aquino adCELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 ministration of being inept, CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY Legal Counsel bumbling and corrupt he --------------------------------------------------------------can exonerate himself in the bureau and mktg staff bar of public opinion from candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 the multi-million pesos MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 corruption charges hurled GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 against him in the Senate. North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 In the Senate probe, even KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON the Anti-Money LaunderMARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 ing Council or Amlac had tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 bared its findings of so much bobby mag usara-tangub city money moving in and out OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 of Binay’s personal bank cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 ruel pelone Managing Editor
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resignation of Roxas leads to the presumption that Aquino is willing to feed to Roxas the resources of the government in the pursuit of the presidential post. Nonetheless, the condition, whether substantiated or not, could provide the opposition a strong ground to charge Roxas with graft with the Ombudsman and with violation of the Omnibus Election Code with the Commissions on Elections (COMELEC). Roxas would become the subject of an intense probe by the prying eyes of the public because anything that he does would have an indirect attachment to his office as Interior
Secretary. Perhaps, Aquino has given Roxas the assurance that as President until July 2016, he would provide the mantle of protection Roxas. Of course, Aquino could do this. As an incumbent President who could dictate the Judiciary (remember the Corona issue) and the legislative department ( applying muscles for the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law), Aquino could even order the military to execute his whims and caprices. With the Presidential assurance, Roxas could get away with any graft cases in the Ombudsman or COMELEC. After all, Aquino makes sure that the women he appointed to sensitive positions in the government are there to protect his personal interests. Consider this: Aquino appointed women to rule the judiciary such as the Supreme Court, the Ombudsman, and the Department of Justice (the DOJ actually operates as the prosecution arm of Pres. Aquino). If, for one reason, the judiciary fails to run
after perceived political adversary, Aquino could instruct the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to undress a political opponent and, probably, could send someone to jail for a tramp up tax evasion case. Indeed, the suspicion is great that with a weak presidential candidate that Roxas is, President Aquino would personally lead the presidential campaign. Who could impeach the President in this case? Nobody could cite a legal provision in the COMELEC that an electioneering case is an impeachable act of the President. Perhaps, Roxas would submit an irrevocable resignation only when he files the Certificate of Candidacy in October. At this time, President Aquino knows that resigning from the DILG is not an option for Roxas. However, if Aquino would not sign the resignation of Roxas after the filing of the COC in October, things would be different then. Let us wait-andsee.-0- Send comments/ reaction: crisguardian@ yahoo.com
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accounts as well as those accounts suspected of being his and that of his dummies, cronies and allies. In this regard, it is worth noting that Binay until this day never cared answering the corruption charges leveled against him. His standard reply to these charges is that these are all politically motivated aimed at derailing his chances of succeeding Aquino next year. Bi nay c onve n i e nt ly evades mentioning the fact that all the corruption charges against him are well supported by facts and evidence. But these facts and evidence are always described by him as not
having any probative value in court. When his son and namesake, Makati City Mayor Erwin Jejomar Binay was charged before the Ombudsman as a cohort of his father in one of the corruption charges filed against them, instead of answering point by point those charges, he went to the appellate court to question the filing of charges against him. This is paradoxical because they have always maintained they will only answer the charges against them before the right forum which is the court. Now that it is before the Ombudsman, they ran to the appellate court asking that the charges filed against the son be not investigated. Today’s youth has an apt reaction to this. They will aptly say, “Ano ba talaga kuya?” By accusing the Aquino administration of being inept, bumbling and corrupt, Binay in effect was accusing himself of being inept, bumbling and corrupt because he was very much a part of that administration he now accuses as such. Did
he realize this stupidity of his or is he just trying to dissociate from the Aquino administration to paint a rosy picture of himself as its equal opposite? This propaganda strategy will not make a dent on Aquino’s administration or will it catapult Binay to the presidency. If Binay is indeed the opposite of the inept, bumbling and corrupt Aquino administration then he should not have made himself part of this administration. By doing what he is now doing like his delivery of his dud true state of the nation, Binay should understand he is just succeeding in painting himself as an ingrate in the highest order who should never be trusted by the people because to the very people he asks to vote for him, it is not farfetched he will likewise be and ingrate to them. If Binay is succeeding in painting himself as an ingrate, Roxas, on the other hand, is doing his best to project himself as nothing in all aspects if Aquino does not summon the Cory magic See bacon, page A11
“If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” Habakkuk 2:3
and even in our homes. Our humanly instinct is to immediately attack back or get revenge. However, that’s not what God has planned for us. Wait patiently, allowing God to levy punIt’s difficult emotionally when we’re ishment on His time. God wants us being mistreated or harmed by oth- to pray for our enemies, not harm ers. It happens regularly at our wokr them.
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Police official vows to curb illegal swertres in 2 months Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental
By ERCEL MAANDIG with GERRY GORIT Correspondents
CAGAYAN de Oro City--A police official on Monday vowed to arrest operators of illegal gambling engaged in a numbers game in Misamis Oriental in two months. “Give me 2 months,” Sr. Supt. Manuel Sukarno B. Alvarez, head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Misamis Oriental, told the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during their regular session. Alvarez issued the statement after Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Regional Director Raul Regondola for Northern Mindanao claimed its sales from Suertres, a 3-digit numbers game of PCSO, dropped by 60 percent. Regondola attributed the decrease in sales to the operations of illegal swertres operators in the province of Misamis Oriental. Although he did not put the blame on the local police, Regondola asked the provincial lawmakers and 23 police station commanders to help curb the illegal numbers game. Alvarez, on one hand, assured Regondola and other present that he will identify and arrest those involved in the illegal numbers game in the province. For instance, he said policemen in Jasaan town arrested one of the seven operators of illegal swertres last Sunday. DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late FRANCISCO AGBALOG, who died intestate or without a Will on September 15, 1963 in San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur; left a titled property, described as follows: “A parcel of land identified as Lot 12898-E, of the subdivision plan (LRC), Psd-256154, being a portion of Lot 12898, Cad237, Cagayan Cadastre, L.R.C. Cad. Record No. 1592, situated in the Barrio of Municipality of Alubijid, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of SIXTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-NINE (67,799) SQUARE METERS, more or less, and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-4814, in the name of Francisco Agbalog, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into by and among the HEIRS OF FRANCISCO AGBALOG, namely: TRINIDAD A. SANCHEZ, residing at Purok 2, Canubay, Oroquieta City; Silvino Agbalog, rep. by: CELSO C. AGBALOG, residing at Ipil, Zamboanga, Sibugay; Andres Agbalog, rep by: GLICERIO N. AGBALOG, residing at Zone 7, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City; Renato Agbalog, Sr., rep. by: RENATO L. AGBALOG JR., residing at Zone 8, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City; Crisanta Elarcosa rep. by: ROSILITO E. GAJO,
Alvarez even vowed to resign if he would fail on his promised to neutralize the illegal gambling activities in Misamis Oriental within two months. Incentives Earlier, Cagayan de Oro Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas referred to the City Council committee on police, fire and public safety chaired by Councilor Ramon Tabor, the proposed resolution requesting the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to grant incentives to barangays and police stations in the city that are free from illegal lotto outlets and gambling activities. The proposed resolution was filed by Councilor Roger Abaday, who said this is one strategy to stop such illegal operations. “Barangays are the most potent areas to prevent this kind of operations,” he stressed. He said if the PCSO is giving incentives to cities and municipalities, it should also do so to barangays. Councilor President D. Elipe, chair of the committee on finance and ways and means, said he is supporting the resolution. However, he stressed that the mechanics that would be applied should first be studied. He said the basis, period of time and exact formula on how to grant the incentives should be looked into. residing at Brgy. Gandingan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon; Cirila Agbalog, rep. by: ROGELIO A. JABUNAN, residing at Zone 8, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City; Candido Agbalog, rep. by EDNA A. OFREDO, residing at relocation area, Phase 3, Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City; Eleuteria A. Abuhan, rep. by: PRIMITIVO ABUJAN, residing at Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City; Segundina A. Tomara, rep. by: JIMMY TOMARA, residing at Lumbo, Valencia City, Bukidnon; Virginia A. Taping, rep. by: AIDELEN T. CAPAYAS, residing at 1566 Bontong, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City; are the surviving heirs. That for his legal services, hereby WAIVE, TRANSFER and CONVEY, absolutely and irrevocably portion of the above-described property consisting of Three Hundred (300) square meters each or a total of Three Thousand (3,000.000) square meters, more or less, in favor of ATTY. CONCHITO J. OCLARIT, provided that he shall share payment of Estate Tax and other related expenses. For services rendered, we also WAIVE to: Ruben Bollozos (2,000 sq.m.); Demosthenes Blando (1,000 sq.m.); Enrico L. Patricio (2,000 sq.m.); Andronico Q. Suralta (1,000 sq.m.); Elizabeth Tabano (500 sq.m.); and Rommel Jala (400 sq.m.). Under Notary public of ATTY. FRANCO P. ESPINO, as per Doc. No. 311; Page No. 62; Book No. VIII; Series of 2015. MDN: AUG. 5, 12, & 19, 2015
“Let’s come up with very good mechanics... let’s give credit to those who are really working,” he cited, saying the committee on police could enhance this
further. Elipe proposed that the city government also comes up with an incentive scheme to barangays. The proposed resolution
was an offshoot of discussions with Regondola, City Police Director Sr. Supt. Antonio Faro Olaguera, and Dr. Glenn Bañez of the City Treasurer’s Office
during the regular session regarding the special report of Councilor Zaldy Ocon on the proliferation of illegal lotto outlets in the city. With a report from the Power
Section I Invitation to Bid Construction of Dormitory Building Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao Del Sur The Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan, Ramain Lanao del Sur through the General Fund-FY 2015 intends to apply the sum of Five Million Seven Hundred Eighty Nine Thousand Pesos (P5, 789,000.00) being the Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Construction of Dormitory Building located at Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao del Sur with Contract Reference No. 2015-001. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. Activities of Procurement: Date: • Advertising/Posting of ITB August 5, 2015 • Purchase/Availability of Bid Documents August 5, 2015 • Pre Bid Conference August 17, 2015 • Submission/Opening of Bids August 31, 2015 1. The Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao del Sur now invites bidders for the above-mentioned contract. Completion of the works is required 150 Calendar Days. Bidders should have completed, within ten (10) years from the date of submission and receipt of the bids, a contract similar to the project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instruction to Bidders. 2. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using non-discretionary pass/fail criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 9184 (RA 9184), otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. 3. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least seventy five percent (75%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao del Sur-BAC and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below at 10:00 AM. 5. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Five Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Nine Pesos (P5,789.00) from the Head of BAC Secretariat. 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before August 31, 2015 at Bids and Award Committee Office. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 7. The Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao del Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. 8. For further information, please refer to: Mr. Hamzah C. Abdullah Head, BAC Secretariat Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Office 2nd Floor, AMPSC, Administrative Building Ditsaan, Ramain Lanao Del Sur Mobile Phone: 09753635020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Sgd.) Ms. PINDORAGA L. DIAMLA Chairman Bids and Awards Committee 09985496715 MDN: Aug 5, 2015
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UN rapporteur calls on gov’t to address IPs displacement
AVAO CITY -- Dr. Chaloka Beyani, special rapporteur of the United Nations urged the government in consultation with the indigenous peoples to give greater attention to addressing the causes of displacement whether it be due to the militarization of their areas or due to development projects. He issued the statement following his ten-day visit from July 21 to 31 to various areas of the country after the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda and the displacement of many indigenous peoples. Beyani said in one of his statements expressed concern over the plight of some indigenous peoples living in the Haran compound
of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines at Madapo Hills Davao City, having been displaced from their ancestral homes for several months due to the long-standing conflict between the government and the New People’s Army. He said he consulted with the national and local authorities and the indigenous peoples themselves on this situation. “I heard from the Armed Forces of the Philippines its assertion that it is seeking to protect the communities and provide services to the IPs in conflict regions; however the displaced IPs made it clear that it is the military’s presence and that of the paramilitary groups in the communities that continues to create anxsiety
amongst the IP communities,” Beyani said. He said the IPs wish to return to their lands but underscored that they will only feel safe to do so if the long-term militarization of their regions comes to an end and they can return with guarantees of safety, dignity and protection. Beyani said the IPs described to him their concerns including the alleged forced recruitment into the paramilitary group called the Alamara and harassment in the context of the conflict between the military and the NPA leading to the inaccessibility of schools among indigenous children. “While tribal leaders informed me that they are not being detained against
their will at the UCCP centre in Davao, as is evident by reports of their periodic return to their communities, their current situation is neither acceptable nor sustainable,’ he said. Beyahi stressed it is essential to find a rapid and peaceful solution to their situation in full consultation with their legitimate leaders, with their voluntary and secure return to their ancestral lands being a high priority. He said the situation clearly demonstrates the massive and potentially irreversible impact of the on-going conflicts on displacement of such vulnerable communities who are often caught up in the conflict and suspected of involvement with armed
groups. Beyani said that the displacement, whether due to conflict or development, not only destroys the homes and livelihoods of indigenous peoples, but has an incalculable impact on their cultures and ways of life that are part of the rich and diverse heritage of the Philippines that must be protected or otherwise lost, perhaps forever. He said the indigenous peoples are poorly equipped to survive away from their ancestral lands and are therefore deeply affected by displacement. “The needs of these vulnerable people must be assessed, with their full participation, so as to provide essential assistance for them, including durable so-
lutions which are culturally sensitive and appropriate, when displacement has taken place. The displacement of such communities whose very lives and cultures are intimately entwined with their ancestral lands and environments must only be a matter of last resort,” Beyani said. He said it is clear that the existing legislation and institutions, including the exemplary Indigenous Peoples Rights Act cannot provide adequate protection from displacement unless fully implemented in practice. Specific provisions on the rights of indigenous peoples should be included in the IDP Law currently under consideration. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)
DSWD-XI allocates P3.9M for ‘cash for work’ in Davao Sur town MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated at least P3.9-million for its “Cash for Work” program
in this town. Joniepel Navidad-Ambayan, assistant officer of the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office, reported that the
program is in line with the national government’s Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Mitigation program. Priorities will be given to beneficiaries of the National Housing Targeting System (NHTS) or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), which already reached to more than 10,000 families in the municipality, Ambayan said during the flag-raising ceremony Monday morning. “They will be working in cleaning draining system See dswd, page A10
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A horsemanship school like no other CABADBARAN CITY, Agusan del Norte -- “When are we going to see the horses again?” Aryana, my fouryear-old apo asked me immediately after we left the Calo Horse Farm here. “You like to riding the horse?” I replied and she gave me a resounding yes like there’s no tomorrow. She is probably the keenest guest of Daniel “Toto” Calo, the owner and fourth generation horse trainergentleman whose passion is to raise horses and teach horsemanship professionally and develop the skills of horse handlers. Toto is a veteran of the outdoors: a mountaineer, scuba diver, a spelunker and adventurer (a member of the Balangay expedition team). Now retired, he devotes his time running the farm, considered the only horsemanship school in Mindanao. “We have a few graduates now in the basic English riding course 1 and 2,” says Toto. The students, mostly young, come from Luzon and abroad. The two courses require 12 sessions each. All guests who wish to test ride or simply look around can do so through a short demonstration with the help and encouragement of Toto and his horse handler. Aryana and his elder brother Rob were portraits of controlled excitement, an exhilarating experience to both. Adults like me were as excited, a little scared stiff but want to do it again (always on my bucket’s list). Now I know what professional horseback riding can do to adults: it can make a child of one again. “A good-looking horse and a good ride is projection,” Toto proclaims. I can perhaps relate to that. As I was riding I felt power and significance as the wind was blowing around me. Perhaps that feeling is twice as much when one manages to finish a course and explore the football size field where horses of different crossbreeds mill and chew grass from all corners. A few selected horses parade before us: Akbar, the beige one; Good Boy, the white one; Omar, the father of four; and Sundance, the hunk. “I like Good boy.” Says Aryana. Rob’s favorite is Sundance, confident and proud dark brown. Aside from horses, other attractions have shaped up in this place, slowly evolving and merging itself into a perfect outdoor and cultural experience. Thanks to Fe Leonor, Toto’s artist wife whose world-class art (exported candles and wax art and crafts) is another reason to seek this fast growing destination. An authentic mid-size Manobo house stands in one See school, page A11
Surigao Norte farmers get P1.79M livestock from DA By FRETCHER MAGATAO
SOCORRO, Surigao del Norte -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Caraga has turned over livestock worth P1.79 million to 19 individual farmers and three farmers’ associations in Surigao del Norte. As part of DA’s dispersal
program, the livestock consisted of 15 native chickens, 25 carabaos, four cattles, 26 goats and five swine. “This dispersal progam of DA truly will surely help us traditional farmers in our daily farming activities. Entrusting to us these animals motivates us to do better,” said farmerbeneficiary Jerson Calamba
from here. Sur igao del Nor te Governor S ol Matugas said, “The DA has been our partner in helping the farmers in achieving food sufficiency not only in our province, but also in the whole region.” Matugas added that the animal dispersal program is geared towards sustain-
able increase in livestock production and productivity in the province. “Beneficiaries must be responsible in raising these animals in order to sustain the program and produce another batch of like beneficiaries in the future,” Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Life Shiela Laugo said. Recipients came from
different towns of the province including island towns of Siargao and Socorro. Aside from Matugas, officials from DA-13 headed by Dr. Jolly Ronquillo, provincial Vice-Governor Carlos Egay, provincial board members and municipal agriculturists also graced the turn-over ceremony.
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WeatherTODAY Southwest Monsoon affecting Mindanao. Meanwhile, as of 4 p.m. yesterday, the eye of Typhoon “SOUDELOR” (International Name) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was located based on all available data at 1,720 kilometers east of Luzon (18.9N, 137.9E) with maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 20 kph.
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JASAAN, Misamis Oriental — If there is one another thing that STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI) would like to be known for, aside from “Empowering Mindanao,” it is this: putting premium on partnerships to protect the fragile environment of its host communities. SPI has undertaken various programs and projects with both private and public sectors to protect the environment in an effort to ensure the sustainable future of these communities. And it is not surprising that environmental protection is at the top of its agenda, aside of course from delivering efficient, reliable, and safe power to the Mindanao Grid because “preserving the environment or environmental conservation is in the corporate DNA of SPI,” according to its president and CEO Dr. Bodo Goerlich. It is this principle or DNA that impelled SPI to enter into collaborative effort with the local government unit of Jasaan and provincial government of Misamis Oriental to arrest at one go the deterioration of two of the province’s jewels —Agutayan White Island and the Macajalar Bay. “We continually desire to live up to our promise of helping improve the quality of life of the people and protect our fragile environment by practicing good corporate citizenship and undertaking programs and projects designed to benefit our host communities here in Misamis Oriental,” Goerlich said. Located in Macajalar Bay, the Agutayan White Island is a crescent-shaped sandbar approximately 5,000 square meters sitting on a 4.5 Marine Protected Area (MPA) situated in the middle of the 1,000 square kilometers Macajalar Bay, a major fishing ground in Misamis Oriental. It can be reached through a 30-45 minutes ride on a motorized banca from Barangay Jampason, Jasaan. Protection from further deterioration Macajalar Bay is an important resource in Misamis
GIFT. STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI) president and CEO Dr. Bodo Goerlich hands over a gift to Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano during the turn-over ceremony of the Agutayan Watch Tower. Mindanao Daily News photo by Bong D. Fabe
WATCH TOWER. Visitors to the Agutayan White Island, with the Watch Tower at the background, hurry back to their motorized bancas before the “island,” just a sandbar in the middle of the Macajalar Bay, completely disappears as water rises due to the high tide. Mindanao Daily News photo by Bong D. Fabe Oriental as it is a major source of food resources in Northern Mindanao and the final catchment basin of major water tributaries in the province. But this primary source of aquatic resources in the province and region is facing serious threats because of the rapid increase in economic activities, said marine biologist Josefino Bascug, a provincial consultant on environmental concerns. Aside from increase in economic activities, other factors that contributed to the deterioration of the Bay
are coastal resource mismanagement, population growth and coastal migration, said the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance (MBDA). The deterioration of the Bay has already affected the entire marine ecosystem, Bascug said. And the main culprit is improper solid waste management in the towns and cities surrounding the Bay. According to Amir Elazegue leader of Scuba de Oro and brother-in-law of Gov. Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano, his group picks up
at least 10 kilos of garbage everytime they dive in the waters around Agutayan. “This sandbar is formed by the natural water movement in Macajalar Bay. Chances are, if you throw your trash anywhere in the coast, it will come here,” said Elazegue, a member of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors), an international organization of dive instructors. Which is why he urged everyone to be mindful in throwing their garbage. MBDA also said that coral cover in the Bay has
been declining from 59% in 1997 down to 39% in 2008. Human disregard for corals and illegal activities are two reasons for the decline in the number of healthy corals in the Bay. Corals are very important especially since the Philippines is a part of a marine region located in the western Pacific Ocean comprising the Coral Triangle, where 76% of the world’s coral species live. The Philippines has the richest concentration of marine life and ecosystems in the entire planet thus making it the “Global Center of Marine Biodiversity.” And Agutayan is an important component of this marine biodiversity. “The Watch Tower will be used to protect the Bay and Agutayan,” said Gov. Emano. The Watch Tower is the product of a collaborative effort of the government, private sector and community stakeholders aimed at promoting a good balance of economic progress, social development and environmental conservation. The Watch Tower, a two-storey structure, has a total floor area of about 84 meters. The first level
accommodates the observation room and viewing deck, while the second level occupies the lantern room and the catwalk. The lantern room includes the electrical area and two pieces of led lights that shall be powered by solar energy through a solar panel. For Goerlich, the Watch Tower is a “symbol of the very strong partnership between SPI and the local government unit of Misamis Oriental” not only in terms of protecting the Bay but also in strengthening the province’s Tourism Framework for Ecotourism Development. Secure Misamisnons brighter future The Agutayan Watch Tower will “help secure a brighter future for Filipinos in this part of Mindanao,” said Goerlich. “And we in SPI are privileged to have been given this opportunity to once again participate and contribute to the realization of our fair and collective vision of sustainable development.” Goerlich explained that the project is one of the many ways SPI is helping improve the quality of life of the people in its host communities. Ecotourism is one of the main programs of Emano’s administration. Thus, the young provincial chief executive sees to it that the Bay is protected, especially since it is a declared Marine Protected Area (MPA) of Misamis Oriental that provides a favorable breeding ground for endangered marine species. As an MPA, Agutayan Island is essential for the attainment of a health balance of marine biodiversity for the entire expanse of the Macajalar Bay. Elazegue, who has logged more than 2,000 dives in Agutayan in the last 7 years, said that he has “seen species here that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world.” He identified such species as Devil Rays (pagi), Eagle Rays, and Thresher Sharks, among others. “We have Devil Rays but we take them for granted because fishermen see them all the time. But as See partners, page A11
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BPI Investment Management continues to be recognized for leadership in mutual funds investment MAKATI CITY, Metro Manila--Reinforcing BPI Investment Management’s mission to offer products and solutions that truly address their clients’ needs, the Philippine Investment Funds Association (PIFA) recently awarded the wholly-owned subsidiary of BPI in 11 categories in their 9th Annual Awards Night. PIFA awardees represent ing more Filipinos achieve the top 3 performers in their life goals.” the money market, peso BPI Investment Manand foreign-currency bond, agement overs ees and peso and foreign currency distributes open-ended balanced, and peso equity investment companies or fund categories based on mutual funds, including their 1-,3-, 5- and 10-year ALFM Mutual Funds, the country’s largest group of return on investment. Officers of BPI Invest- mutual funds companies ment Management, led by with a combined net asset its President Jose Mari L. of more than P107 billion. Valmayor, received the rec- BPI Investment Manageognition in in a ceremony ment is backed by a portfolio held last July 3, 2015 at which currently stands at the Holiday Inn & Suites P105 billion, making it the in Makati. The PIFA cita- largest in the mutual fund tions affirm BPI Investment industry. Management’s excellence in ALFM consists of six mutual fund management. mutual funds—ALFM Peso “What sets BPI Invest- Bond Fund, ALFM Dollar ment apart is its founda- Bond Fund, ALFM Euro tion—it’s grounded on the Bond Fund, ALFM Growth reliability, trustworthiness, Fund, ALFM Money Market and excellence of Bank of Fund, and the Philippine the Philippine Islands, its Stock Index Fund. The parent company,” says Mr. ALFM Peso Bond Fund is Valmayor. “Through the the single largest mutual ALFM Mutual Funds, we fund in the Philippines with further BPI’s goal of help- a market share of more than
In the photo during the awarding ceremony is PIFA trustee Ferdinand L. Berba (left), with BIMI representative Hasmin Jurina A. Canlas (center) and PIFA trustee Jose Mari L. Valmayor.photo supplied
25% of the entire industry. agement is also the fund BPI Investment Man- manager and distributor
of the Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund and the Ekklesia Mutual Fund, which are dedicated to religious orders and dioceses in the Philippines. BPI Investment Management provides free monthly seminars to teach interested clients about the basics of investing, and the importance of investments in securing their future. ABOUT PHILIPPINE INVESTMENT FUNDS ASSOCIATION (PIFA) PIFA is the umbrella organization of all domestic mutual funds in the country. It is dedicated to fostering the growth of the Philippine Mutual Fund Industry through investor protection, financial literacy, partnership with the mutual fund regulators, and institution of operational standards for investment companies. It holds an annual awards night to recognize top performing member mutual funds. ABOUT BPI INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC. A wholly-owned sub-
sidiary of BPI, is the fund manager and principal distributor of the ALFM Mutual Funds, including the Philippine Stock Index Fund, Bahay Pari Solidaritas Fund and Ekklesia Mutual Fund. BPI serves as investment advisor to all the mutual funds managed and distributed by BPI Investment Management, Inc. ABOUT BANK OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS BPI, the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, is a universal bank with an expanded banking license. Together with its subsidiaries, BPI offers a wide range of financial services from consumer banking and lending, asset management, securities brokerage and distribution, insurance, leasing, foreign exchange, and corporate and investment banking. BPI is a leader in Philippine banking, with its high market capitalization, strong Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio and healthy shareholder return, all promoted and supported by prudent management.
Cloudfone nationwide mall tour, Globe Telecom deploys small cells a success with endorsers Xian Lim, technology to ramp up network data coverage and capacity Jason Abalos & Enrique Gil Continuing its investments in modern- our available spectrum, technology and
From L-R: Nino Mendoza, Sales Head for CloudFone; Enrique Gil and Celine Lopez – Buendia, Marketing Manager for CloudFone. Enrique Gil is the latest star to join CloudFone’s roster of celebrity endorsers.
In celebration of its third year in the business, mobile tech giant CloudFone launched a lineup of activities as a way of giving thanks to its loyal consumers and retailers. The homegrown brand held a mall tour which covered 113 CloudFone branches in 30 malls in 19 cities (which includes Baguio, Tarlac, Clark, Manila, Quezon City, Bohol, Lucena, Albay, Naga, Bulacan, Laguna, Marikina, General Santos, Tacloban,
Cebu, Dagupan, Batangas, Davao, and Mandaluyong) and unveiled its newest brand ambassador. The mall tour was headlined by CloudFone endorser Xian Lim and other celebrities like Jason Abalos. The stars entertained the brand’s supporters and gave away CloudFone premium items. The tour was capped off by Enrique Gil, the latest celebrity tapped by the brand to be its ambassador.
ized infrastructure and technologies in important areas around the country, Globe Telecom further reinforced its network strength by integrating advanced small cell technologies. In 2014, Globe partnered with Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) to roll out state-of-the-art wireless modern network technologies in the Visayas and Mindanao areas to improve coverage and data capacity to meet increasing consumer demand. Included in the rollout are increased fiber backhaul, use of integrated macro and micro cell technologies with primary consideration for landscape and tourism potential of the region. In May 2015, tourist-laden Boracay Island was chosen as the initial rollout area for advanced small cell technologies. Globe fired up additional 3G, LTE, WiFi and the first outdoor small cells in the Philippines during the LaBoracay summer revelry at the first weekend of May. The result was a complete change of experience as Globe customers enjoyed overall better network coverage, better call quality and higher data rates at a time when tourist arrival is near peak and network usage increased tenfold. The enhanced customer experience gave strong impetus for the telco company to further augment the use of small cells technology in the coming months. Moreover, this intensified network performance has prompted the Media Operations Committee (MOC) of the ongoing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation-National Organizing Council (APEC-NOC) to award all network and WiFi facilities at the International Media Center (IMC) located inside Boracay Ecoville Resort to Globe Telecom. “We started improving the fiberconnection of Boracay in 2012. Since then, we have progressively improved our network’s performance by optimizing
radio hardware, harnessing maximum allowable capacities. As Globe aims to build the best network in the premier island destination with the full potential of our current spectrum, we enable our customers to live out their Globe-powered digital lifestyle wherever they are in the island,” said Robert Tan, Chief Technical Advisor of Globe. According to Tan, the current technologies introduced by Globe in Boracay can deploy speeds of at least 5 Mbps, and up to 100 Mbps on WiFi, See globe, page A10
A small base station deploys localized coverage of 3G, LTE and WiFi signals with fiber backhaul of as much as 1 Gbps, providing up to three times better data experience than normal outdoor sites.
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significantly improving its data speeds from last year. On the other hand, the small cells - mini-base stations using lower transmit power strategically positioned around the island - can support multiple technologies, including 3G and LTE. They have been activated during special events such as the APEC, concerts and fiestas such as the LaBoracay, in cafes and restaurants as well as in commercial areas for Globe customers to enjoy a full digital experience on their phones and devices. No other telco provider has this technology installed on the island to date. Small cell technology is key in providing superior LaBoracay and APEC connectivity. At the time of
LaBoracay, a huge portion of data traffic in the island was offloaded to small cells, with speeds clocking in at more than 40 Mbps on WiFi and at least 20 Mbps on LTE. On 3G, the volume of voice calls and data usage grew by 104% and 16%, respectively. Meanwhile, the number of users on 3G also increased by 51% and for LTE, 109%. As sampled from two popular restaurant-bars during peak hours, LTE download speeds were monitored at 12.94 Mbps, while uploading reached 13.58 Mbps. Tan noted that with the rapid increase of data demand and to deliver on the telco’s promise of providing its customers their digital lifestyle experience, technologies such as small cells will continually be rolled out in several areas across the Globe network.
Man shall not live by bread alone Special Gospel of the day (August5, 2015-Wednesday) Luke 11:27-28”Blessed [is] the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it: This gospel proves that Mary is the most blessed woman who was born in the history of mankind. Reasons, mother of Jesus and she heard the words of her son from womb to tomb. Although we will not become like Mary in motherhood but we can be like her in listening to the words of Jesus Christ. What will be the results of not listening to the voice of God? In Hebrews 12:25”See that ye “refuse” not him that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more [shall not] we [escape], if we turn away from him that [speaks] from heaven. Are you listening to his gospel regularly? In Matthew 4:4”but he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeded out of the mouth of God. In constant listening to the words of God can cleanse us both physically and spiritually. John
Bro. Edcel L. Closas 15:3”You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. This is the same to take a bath regularly can cleanse us and make us fresh. Do not focus only in refreshing your physical aspect but also your soul and the only way to do it is to listen to his words heartily and regularly. Most people who are listening to God’s words are victorious in life. They can face all adversities in life. They become brave in facing trials and sufferings in life. They love our God more because they realized that God’s words are the love letters of God for each one of us: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!
Traditional hardware such as regular macro cells cannot easily deliver the same amount of data capacity in high-foot traffic areas. The small cells installed in Boracay is the Metro Compact Outdoor Small Cell solution of AlcatelLucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU), offering both coverage fine-tuning and traffic offload from the macro layer, effectively postponing the need for additional Macro carrier without impacting the high quality of service offered to customers. The Metro Compact Outdoor Small Cell solution is deployed as an overlay network complimenting the Globe multi-vendor Macro layer, resulting in smooth traffic mobility. Further, with pervasive and superior data now blanketing the island, the Globe network in Boracay will further undergo optimization to maximize its new capacity. During its recent financial disclosure, Globe announced that it has spent around P4.9 billion in capital expenditures in Q1 2015 to support its growing customer base and complement its demand for data and content. The company is also expanding its US$500 million LTE network, building a footprint of around 5,000 sites over the next two years, which includes Boracay.
Managing a school community effectively towards achieving goals By Ely L. Magdale Head Teacher 1 Benigwayan Elementary School Alubijid District Division of Misamis Oriental
In pushing an entire s cho ol c om mu n it y i n achieving goals, recognizing it as a learning venue that should work as expected is important. Thus, it is much proper that a good staff organization and effective kind of management will take place in this school. Each school that aims an effective kind of management need a system that will help create unity for staff and students, for them to work effectively. School systems provide and communicate the ground rules for everyone. They ensure a measure of consistency in approach and action across the school. Few avenues for effective school system and management are setting clear goals and defining effective processes and strategies. This is where the creation of vision, mission and goals falls. These are important in order for the school to have an outlook and direction on where they are going. Serving the same purpose is the school calendar. It is a big help in attaining your goals because it will keep a
month-by-month overview of what is ahead so that the school director or principal can bring coherence in his planning. Each month could be grouped into sections that cover leadership actions and outcomes. In a module set under Educational Leaders organization, it said that it is important for a school to conduct planning and reporting. In this sense, the principal could conduct meeting together with her teachers for them to plan and organize ideas. For example, they could plan about how to deliver their lessons effectively, in what way students could learn faster and better and the like. It is also important for the principal to connect to the students through conferencing with the student body. It is necessary to have communication that is effective to the constituents. This ensures that teachers, staff and students are engaged in their responsibilities. Communication can cause a big impact in the school management for it is not just a technique in order to implement rules and regulations and school procedures but it is a management function. Thus, this should be taken seriously.
Effective school management is simply attainable. It could be attained through using especially the basic steps. Mentioned above are just few of several. The important point in making school management effective is to make sure that everything follows the direction being set and seeing to it that there is organization, so that travel would not go the other way around.
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in the poblacion area and digging canals in the barangays. If ever that there are no longer 4Ps beneficiaries who are willing to work then this program can also be given to others who are interested to work,” she said. She added the cash for work is only part of the programs currently implemented by the DSWD in Magsaysay since there are also existing ones like livelihood and feeding programs. (CDIO-Magsaysay/Anthony S. Allada)
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one area and two others inspired from indigenous tribes of Caraga Region will follow. An art gallery, a museum, a wellness center and other relaxing facilities are in the works. Toto is not just a “horseman” but an educator as well. As environmentalist he practices his advocacy. School children come to listen to his lectures on birds, trees and wildlife. College students are regulars for their outdoor training and fun-camp. Fascinating to see is the cluster of endangered native and endemic trees the Calos have collected and nurtured through the years. “My children, more than us parents, will know how relevant they are to their lives,” one parent of a pre-school child commented about the trees. Can’t wait for the Calo Horse Farm to gallop to a full grown educational nature resort. (Ramon Jorge Sarabosing / MindaNews)
reconsidering their decision to allocate zero budget to the Moreno administration’s solid waste management program and project, he was nowhere to be found. Those who participated in the peace rally expected him to come down and join them in echoing Fr. Roberto “Bobby” Yap and the CSWMB’s call for the majority councilors to “reconsider their decision” but were disappointed, as like his colleagues, he was a no-show. “As chairman of the Committee on the Environment, he should take the lead in fighting for the implementation of the administration’s solid waste management program and project since this affects both human and environmental health, aside from being a big factor for disaster management,” said a City Hall employee who joined the peace rally. The peace rally was the people’s response to the City Council’s snubbing of the CSWMB’s call, through a formal letter, for a dialogue. Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, however, admitted last week that he replied to Fr. Yap’s letter, but this was missent to the Social Welfare department. Nestor Banuag, director of the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan’s Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana-Social Involvement Organization (KKP-SIO), a member of the CSWMB technical working group, wondered aloud during the Media Forum on Ecological Solid Waste Management why Ocon has not joined any CSWMB meeting. “We are wondering where Kagawad Zaldy Ocon is because he has not attended a single meeting of the Board but instead sent a representative,” he said. Banuag also expressed hope to finally see the good councilor “in the front line doing the campaign for a healthy and clean” Cagayan de Oro in behalf of the poor communities who are directly affected by the garbage problem. He also urged Ocon to be more “creative” in his interventions to help solve the problem, while a CSWMB member, who requested not to be named, said the councilor must take the lead in the search or work with CLENRO for a solution to the garbage problem. “We still hope that in his own way, Kagawad Ocon is doing what he can to solve the city’s garbage problem,” the CSWMB member said. Aside from the peace rally and media forum, there were also an Ecumenical Prayer at the Kiosko Kagawasan and a city wide cleanup drive conducted last week as part of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro-led Ecological Solid Waste Management Citizens’ Awareness Week. (Bong D. Fabe)
donations that it failed to acknowledge. Elipe said that the City Council could not pass the resolution thanking the PCSO for the donation because the City Council failed to acknowledge receipt of the donated items. “Where are the donations? Who received it? Where is the Php 1 million cash endowment to the city hospital,” Elipe asked. He said that the PCSO as a government entity and as a government office, must accompany an authority to donate in kind or in cash, likewise the city government must also present an authority to accept. Elipe said that the implementation of the procedural authority is necessary to pinpoint responsibility in case the donated ambulance meets an accident. “If the donated PCSO ambulance meets an accident, the PCSO would be liable because technically the PCSO still owns the vehicle since it was not properly turned over to the city government,” Elipe said. He said that the legislative body would not also be able to appropriate funds for the gasoline needs of the vehicle, without officially accepting it. “As of the moment, the city government has not officially received any donation from the PCSO,” Elipe said. He said that the authority to accept, issue receipts along with a resolution thanking the donor for any donations rests only in the city council, as the city’s legislative body.
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to his favor. In doing this, Roxas is actually putting the wrong foot forward in his presidential bid. While it is not good to be an ingrate, it is not good either to be pictured as nothing but a poor copycat of Aquino who could only win the presidency if Aquino campaigns for him as if it is Aquino himself who is running. This projection of Roxas being a grateful person to Aquino who chose him over anyone else to be his successor is in reality not productive or not good for Roxas. It would have been good for Roxas if as an aftermath of Aquino’s anointment of him last Friday, the projection was that Aquino was left with no other recourse but anoint the best who is a sure winner to be his successor. But this propaganda line also has its downside because Roxas is not faring well in the surveys because even after all the opportunities given him by Aquino to win the heart of the people he remains outside of the people’s radar among the presidential wannabes. Given this paradoxical situation it is very logical to conclude that both Binay and Roxas will eventually fade out from the presidential race even if Binay is still in the front line of the race and even if Roxas has the backing of Aquino. Once this happens, it would not be surprising to see next year’s polls becoming a battle between neophyte Sen. Grace Poe, the frontrunner in that election based on current surveys, and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)
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bearing fruits,” said Usec. Janet Lopoz, executive director of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) during a program overview for the Southern Mindanao Industrial Tour held recently here at Park Inn Radisson Hotel. She added the high placement of Mindanao provinces and LGUs in the recent rankings also firms up Mindanao’s position as a major business and investment destination in the Philippines. According to the NCC, the scoring of the qualified provinces are based on population and income weighted average of the overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province. In the cities ranking, Davao City and Cagayan de Oro clinched positions in the top 10 most competitive cities ranking fifth and sixth respectively. Three municipalities from SOCCSKSARGEN on the other hand made it to the top 10 in the “all municipalities category,” namely, Kabacan, Midsayap, and Polomolok, placing fourth, eighth and tenth, respectively. The three mu-
nicipalities also placed similar ranks in the first class and second class municipalities category, with Midsayap clinching the ninth place. Under the third and sixth class municipalities category, Mambajao, Camiguin was awarded the most competitive municipality while Nasipit in Agusan del Norte placed fourth. The ranking of the cities and municipalities are based on their economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure. Economic dynamism refers to activities that create stable expansion of business and industries and higher employment while government efficiency refers to quality and reliability of government services and support for effective and sustainable productive expansion. Infrastructure on the other hand refers to physical building blocks that connects, expands and sustains a locality and its surroundings to enable the provision of goods and services. “We hope that in the coming years, more Mindanao provinces and LGUs will make it in the top list of the NCC Competitive Index, particularly with the infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline under the Mindanao Develop ment Corridors program,” Lopoz said. The Corridors program is a key spatial strategy that will help pave the way for a connected and globallycompetitive Mindanao. It aims to improve infrastructure, establish connectivity, and spur the development growth clusters within Mindanao, allowing it to achieve balanced and inclusive growth among its regions. “The infrastructure projects covers transport, logistics, information communication technology (ICT) connectivity, and power,” Lopoz said. She said through the Corridors program, the government is targeting to physically integrate the entire Mindanao to allow a smooth and efficient flow of trade, goods, and services. “ The infrastructure projects will interconnect and intersect industry hubs with Mindanao’s existing and potential international gateways – Davao City, General Santos City, Cagayan de Oro City, Zambooanga City, and the provinces of Maguindanao, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi” she added. Lopoz said the infrastructure projects will usher efficient flow of trade and transport of goods. For example, some of the proposed road projects will provide traders shorter routes to their preferred destinations. One of the major road projects that is being pushed through the Corridors Program is the 46.88 kilometer (km) Davao City Bypass Road with a project cost of P16 billion. The bypass road will start in Toril and then intersect with the Davao-
Bukidnon Road and towards the end of Lasang. The project will be divided into two construction packages, the first package, which is the South section of the road, will be 31.08 km with a 2.28 km tunnel while the second package, the North section of the road, will be 15.78 km long. “The national government is now negotiating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency for the funding of the South section of the road,” Lopoz said, while adding “the second package, which is the North section will be proposed for local government financing.” She explained that the Davao City Bypass Road will allow farmers and businessmen in the Bukidnon area, one of the major food baskets of Mindanao to cut their travel short if they are going to the Northwestern and Western parts of Mindanao. “Those coming from the Southeastern and Eastern parts of Mindanao, like Kidapawan and Davao del Sur, can access the bypass road and will no longer have to go through the main streets of the city proper,” she said. Lopoz explained the road project is also in anticipation of the continued urban growth of Davao City and will decongest the streets of the major growth hub. She said that aside from the interconnected road projects, the ports, particularly the major ports in the South Central Mindanao Development Corridor, will also be integrated to serve as one gateway to the South. “Mindanao is receiving a lot of interest and attention due to its increasing competiveness, and this is the right time for both private and government sectors to work harder in shaping a better socioeconomic landscape for the island-region,” Lopoz said.
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divers, as tourist, we no longer see them. We have Eagle Rays. Last month we saw a squadron of 12 Eagle Rays flying by. And last April, we saw a Thresher Shark,” he said. Thresher Sharks are very special and very rare. And it is because of them that the small island of Malapascua off the Province of Cebu has gained international recognition and economic windfall. “In Malapascua Island in Cebu, the Thresher Sharks are the ones feeding the community because of the tourists coming in. There are resorts in the island and every year they are fully booked because foreign divers go to Malapascua Island just to see the Thresher Shark. And we have them here,” he stressed. He lamented that two years ago, a Thresher Shark was killed by fishermen. “Those animals are very important to the ocean. We have the tower and we have
the sanctuary, they can help. But if we continue to fish like there’s no tomorrow, we don’t think of preserving them, then our kids will no longer enjoy what we are seeing today,” he pleaded. Giving people hope, livelihood Emano said that tourism or ecotourism is not just about people enjoying natural wonders. It is also about hope — hope for the people’s brighter future — and about livelihood. “We have envied other provinces that has made income from tourism…We are starting history here. And we are starting economic activities not only in Jasaan but all over the province,” he stressed, adding: “It’s not just tourism; we are giving our people hope, livelihood.” “The Watchtower will not only secure this marine sanctuary, but also the future. This is not for us, this is for our children, the children of our children. This is for our province,” declared Engr. Redentor Jardin, Jasaan administrator and former mayor. The Agutayan Watch Tower project is a coming together of various stakeholders who forged a partnership aimed at protecting the Bay and sustaining the abundance of its marine life while at the same time achieving economic development through sound ecotourism initiatives. The project is is a joint undertaking between the Misamis Oriental LGU, Department of Energy, Municipal Government of Jasaan, and SPI. “Many asked us why we go into community development enhancement and environmental preservation. We answer: This is our contribution to the future of our community. We have gone beyond providing electric power to sustain Mindanao. We are helping improve the quality of life of people,” said SPI’s Goerlich. The project directly benefits the fisher folks of the coastal villages of Jasaan and neighbouring communities. It enhances the LGU’s capability to manage more effectively the local coastal marine resources through effective monitoring and enforcement of laws, thereby protecting the hatching and breeding ground of aquatic life and allow growth and development of juvenile fish. This ensures production and reproduction of species, leading to sustainability of the local aquatic resources. Likewise, the project provides Macajalar Bay users with a suitable venue for the conduct of marine researches, as well as area for tourism adventures and recreation. “But the Watch Tower will be useless if we don’t do our part in protecting the ocean. We have a jewel here. I begged you, let’s protect it! We need to appreciate what we have here. We thanked SPI for the contribution and the Jasaan LGU and provincial government for this effort,” Elazegue said. (Bong D. Fabe)
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1st Mindanao Photo Summit:
Just the Beginning by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy of BusinessWeek Mindanao
he Cagayan de Oro photography club, Oro Photographic
Society (OPS), successfully organized the first ever Mindanao Photo Summit,
July 31 to August 2. Themed “Island Interlinks,” the Summit also showcased photographic equipment, gears, accessories, and other
related products on exhibit at the Centrio Ayala Mall. Photo enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals in Mindanao and other parts
The participants of the recently concluded 1st Mindanao Photo Summit at the Marco Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City, July 31-August 2. photo by ibarra deri - canon ambassador
of the country converged at the Centrio Ayala Mall for the photography exhibit and photography brands roadshow. The basic and advance photography seminars during the 3-day summit were held at the Marco Hotel - Alwana Business Park, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City which were facilitated by renowned photographers in various fields. The summit gathered about 150 registered participants. Master travel and underwater photographer Annaliza Barrera introduced the participants to the basics of p h o t o g r ap hy, w h i l e Canon ambassador Ibarra Deri shared his expertise in the field of “Portrait Photography” and “Product Photography”. C a n o n a m b a s s a d o r, Edwin Martinez, treated the participants to the beauty of “Landscape Photography,”
and Francisco Mark Floro, also a Canon ambassador. Parallel to the Mindanao Photo Summit is the 2nd “OPS Kagay-an Photography Contest” to spice up the fiesta celebration from August 1 to August 31. OPS President Engineer Lauriel Dela Cruz says “The photo contest started last year and the response from the contestants were enough to convince us to do it again this year. Photography is a way to promote our city fiesta activities and the city itself. Many still don’t know the other activities of our city fiesta. The photo contest hopefully will change that. Most city fiestas have their own photo contests to enhance their tourism growth. Hope we can sustain this yearly.” For more information visit the Oro Photographic Society facebook page.
Laudato si’ slogan making tilt organized by Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro Story and Photo by MARK FRANCISCO, Lifetyle Editor
HE Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro held a slogan and poster making contest last Sunday at SM City Cagayan de Oro with the theme revolving around the May 2015 encyclical of Pope Fancis regarding the environment, Laudato si’.
Laudato si’ is one of Archbishop Antonio L e d e s m a’s f a v o u r i t e encyclicals of the current pontiff, the former being an environmentalist himself since his days as dean of Xavier University College of Agriculture and Ipil bishop. When Ledesma learned
that Pope Francis issued Laudato si’, he immediately concocted a slogan and poster making contest revolving around the theme. The on-the-spot slogan and poster making contests were open to participants from all ages with the poster making contest composed of contestant-teams numbering three each. Participants were barred from using tablets, laptops and mobile phones to draw inspiration during the actual contest which ran from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. National Book Store provided all the art materials needed during the contest. For the slogan making contest, P10,000 was awarded to the grand winner, P5,000 for the second placer and P2,000 for the third placer. P1,000 was awarded to each of the five consolation winners.
Meanwhile, P20,000 went to the grand winner of the poster making contest, P10,000 for the second placer, P5,000 for the third placer and P2,000 for the consolation prize winners. For the slogan writing, the criteria were biblical
bearing on stewardship (40 percent), relevance to the theme (30 percent), quality, originality and impact of idea (20 percent) and grammar and spelling (ten percent). Its name culled from St. Francis of Assisi’s C a nt i c l e of t h e Su n ,
Laudato si’ is Pope Francis’s views on consumerism, environmental degradation and global warming. The 184-page document was warmly welcomed by the scientific community, saying that the scientific arguments tabled by Pope Francis are
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