Page 1

Mindanao Daily NEWS business . northmin . caraga . davao Bringing Good News of Mindanao

Volume IV, No. 072 web portal: Wednesday August 12, 2015



Fortun’s work report highlights transparency, good governance By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Regional Editor

Acenas meets Fr. Yap

BUTUAN City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun said transparency, accountability and good governance have always characterized his work as lawmaker in his accomplishment report to his constituents on his 44th birthday celebration at the Almont Resort Hotel and Convention Center here on Sunday.

By MARK FRANCISCO Staff member

See FULL STORY, page A6

‘Nadia:’ Probe P13m CH ‘clothing allowance’ By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Councilor Nadia EmanoElipe has sought an investigation into the clothing allowance of about 2,700

City Hall workers in 2014 amounting to more than Php 13 million. Emano-Elipe, said on Monday that she received reports that the City Hall employees failed See PROBE, page A11

SPECIAL CITATION: EXCELLENCE IN TOURISM PROMOTION. Tourism Czar Regional Director Catalino ‘Butch’ Echavez Chan 111 raises in jubilation the prestigious trophy he receives for Excellence in Tourism Promotion in Mindanao as he brought Northern Mindanao to the Global World Trade Festival in London in November 2014 and Promoting the whole of Mindanao to the Global Tourism Industry. Presenting the award is Mr. Dante Sudaria-President & CEO of Business Week Mindanao. The award was presented during the 4th Mindanao Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs Awards held July 25 in Cagayan de Oro City. Incidentally, Regional Director Butch E. Chan 111 as of this press release is in Vancouver, Canada attending the Kagay-anons TAPOK 2015-July 30-August 8. The prestigious event was spearheaded by Business Week Mindanao Corporation. text by joe palabao; photo by gerry lee gorit

CAGAYAN de Oro Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas made good his vow to dialogue with Oro Solid Waste Management Board co-chair Fr. Roberto Yap, the president of Xavier University. Acenas did a one-hour closed door meeting with Yap Tuesday afternoon (August 12) at the Jesuit priest’s office located inside the university’s main campus at the heart of Cagayan de Oro. Earlier, Acenas promised to an audience called for by the university’s Research and Social Outreach (RSO) office last August 4 that he is willing to discuss the city’s budgetary concerns with the university. In that forum, he did not specify about the brewing garbage problem in the city and his deadlock with the Oro Solid Waste Management Board. Acenas did mention that the city government See meets, page A11

Restaurant Acoustic Band KTV Rooms Coffee Shop Function Rooms Catering Services

Crossing Convention Center, Taguanao, Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City 0915-324-0574 / 0917-700-4692

(088) 864 2008

OPEN 10am to 12am

A2 Mindanao Daily NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper



wdnesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Mindanao coal-fired power plant now back at 210-MW full capacity M

By Juzel L. Danganan

ANILA – The power shortage in Mindanao is expected to ease up with the return of STEAG State Power Inc.’s (SPI) coal-fired power plant at full capacity, located in Misamis Oriental, which has a capacity of 210 megawatts (MW). “With the full operation of SPI’s power plant, we anticipate improvements in the power supply condition of Mindanao and ease-up power shortages in some parts of the island,” SPI president and chief executive officer Dr. Bodo Goerlich said in a statement 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,

to a scheduled preventive maintenance shutdown. Electric Power Industry Management Bureau (EPIMB) director III Irma Exconde told reporters Tuesday in a chance interview that Therma South Inc. will start its commercial operations by Septem-

ber. ”By the last quarter of 2015, expect new capacities to come in Mindanao. Therma South will start commercial operations by September,” she said. Exconde added 200 MW San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation

Tuesday. SPI Power Plant manager Dr. Carsten Evers noted the second unit, which has a capacity of 105 MW, was By Joann Santiago synchronized to the Mindanao grid at around 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, five days MANILA -- The Philippine peso in the middle of the band in the ahead of schedule. It was shed P0.17 and ended Tuesday region at about 2.6 percent to offline since July 18 due at 45.93 to a greenback after the date compared to the double digit

(SMCPC) and 300 MW Sarangani Energy Corp. (SEC) will also start supplying power to the Mindanao grid by 2016. She also noted Mindanao needs some coal-fired power plants to stabilize power supply, to alleviate the current situation with

its huge dependence on hydro power plants. German-firm STEAG holds 51 percent of SPI, Aboitiz Power Corporation has a 34 percent stake and the remaining 15 percent stake is owned by La Philippina Uygongco Corporation. (PNA) CTB/JLD

Peso down vs USD after yuan devaluation

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

People’s Bank of China (PBoC) devalued the yuan by nearly two percent in line with market reforms targeted to support the world’s second largest economy. Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) lead economist Emilio Neri Jr. said the local currency’s drop is still low against other currencies in the region. Despite the weakening of the local unit, Neri explained that its depreciation remains

lost by the Malaysian ringgit and Indonesian rupiah. “Today’s decision by the PBoC was unexpected but it was made to prop up the Chinese economy since it is not doing so well now,” he told PNA in an interview. For the day, the peso opened at 45.70, little changed from the 45.73 a day ago. It even strengthened to 45.67 mid-trade but was pulled down after Chinese monetary officials

R.A. Form No. 101 (LCRO)

announced the latest devaluation of the yuan. This brought the day’s average to 45.86. Volume of trade surged to USD 1.1 billion from the previous trading’s USD 541.8 million, which Neri attributed to investors’ decision to take advantage of the situation and book gains. He also said that anticipations for a hike in the Federal Reserve rates remain despite the lowerthan-expected increase of the July 2015 US non-farm payrolls at 215,000. He said probability of a Fed rate hike in September is about R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

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

38 percent before the release of the non-farm payrolls data but it increased to about 52-56 percent after the release of the report. Thus, the currency pair is seen to trade weaker in the near term with the range eyed between 45.80 to 46.00 until Friday. Neri expects the peso to end 2015 at 46-level but it is seen to trade at 47-48 level to a dollar next year. “Fed rates are expected to be gradually increased. This year markets expect a one-time hike but next year it is seen to be increased by two to three times,” he added. (PNA) CTB/JS/SSC

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

Mindanao Daily


tarpaulin sticker billboards backlitfilm panaflex photopaper


0906-1389421 md ntarps@ g ma




22nd/31st Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Mobile nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Mindanao Daily A3 NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

A4 Mindanao Daily NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Mindanao Daily NEWS



‘Rufus’ and the local political lineup Judging from the events that unfolded in the national politics, Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro City, might throw himself in the mayoral contest in Cagayan De Oro in the 2016 elections. While it would be easier for Rufus to get away with the graft case filed against him involving the Napoles scandal, (Rufus claimed that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has earlier confirmed that all his signatures in the 18 documents involving transactions with Janetter Napoles were faked), his option to seek a national post becomes tainted with the anomaly. Perhaps, for Rufus, the only way to get through the political rough seas, at this time, is to run for an elective post in the local political war front. Winning the local elections would provide

Rufus a command of the local political playing field. It is also a way of proving that he has a following in the local political arena. However, being the President of the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP), a national political party recognized by the Commissions on Elections (COMELEC), it would be difficult for

I received an email invitation last week and immediately I decided that it manila marketing office Rm 1005 Citiland 10 Tower 2 HV dela Costa St., was an occasion I would Salcedo Villa, Makati City not miss. It was for the book launch lani vallido GRACE FANUGAO ADALIA of “Honorary Woman – The Marketing and Sales khai serreal Life of Raul S. Roco” last Manager Account Executives --------------------------------------------------------------------------August 5 at the Club FiliEDITORIAL pino. The launch coincided with 10th death anniverALLAN M. MEDIANTE sary of the late legislator Editor-in-Chief and public servant whom ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ admirers dubbed as “The Managing Editor Executive Editor Best President the Country CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING Never Had.” Associate Editor Contributing Editor His widow, Sonia, his immediate family, and intimate MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda friends joined the mass, Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor celebrated by Archbishop GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit Antonio Ledesma, which Motoring Editor Photo Journalist preceded the book launch. Written by Conrado de felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Quiros, the book narrated EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Layout Artists Raul’s humble beginnings PAT SAMONTE and his growth and achieve irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN ments as a student, lawyer, Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga legislator and public servant. Lawyer Rene A.V. Saguisag JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao wrote the foreword. It is a Regional Editors-Northmin very inspiring read. My former classmate AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA at Ateneo, Jose “Jojo” Ma. Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Bunag, former BIR CommisATTY. MARIO T. JUNI sioner, had fond memories NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE of Roco. CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 “Raul S. Roco was my CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY partner for about 10 years Legal Counsel at ACCRALAW and for 15 --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff years at the office we cocandy macabale - 09161326483 founded, Roco & Buñag. RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 He performed brilliantly GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 at ACCRALAW and easNorth Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 ily gained the favor of the VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON partners there and the trust MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 and confidence of many Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 clients, notably the late Mr. bobby mag usara-tangub city Andy Soriano and his famOROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ily and friends, as Raul led ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 the teams that successfully

fought off the attempts then of John Gokongwei to gain entry to the San Miguel board. He then established a reputation as the best lawyer in corporate proxy contests. This he carried over in thwarting the attempt of Fred Ramos to gain control of Atlas Mining after we have formed our firm. “He was a litigator nonpareil and taught us a lot of techniques you will never learn in law school or read in books. But like most brilliant men (he was one of the first ten outstanding students when the Jaycees started giving out that award) he was a complex man, with many dimensions to his person, and he had his share of detractors and critics. But he can easily be the most charming person in a gathering. He was a master storyteller and thus an effective speaker in political campaigns. He thought he would be the first president from Bicol but destiny decreed otherwise.” When I was a student at the Ateneo, I admired Roco from afar. Aside from being an outstanding student (from the other good school, San Beda), Roco was an outstanding debater. I often attended the debates he participated in and admired the way he pinned down his opponents with his brilliant cross-examination. I read up on him as he pursued a brilliant career as a legislator. He had a long list of bills – later enacted

northmin . westmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

The Mindanao Daily nORTHMIN, Mindanao Daily CARAGA, mindanao daily westmin and Mindanao Daily DAVAO newspapers are founded by by MINDANAO DAILY NEWS on May 18, 2011 under Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Certififcate No. 01791042 , Region 10. It is incorporated as MINDANAO DAILY NEWS PUBLISHING CORPORATION on February 17, 2015 and is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with Reg. No. CS201531735. Business Plate No. BP-28984 Under Business License Certificate No. 2015-15224, BIR-TIN No. 464-682-324-000


main office Door 2, Tanleh Building, Abellanosa St., Brgy. Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City.Tel. Nos: (088) 856-3344, (08822)72-3344, 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776 E-mails:, Editorial:

DANTE M. SUDARIA President and CEO ROSE MARY D. SUDARIA, Ph.D. General Manager DOLLY PELONE Comptroller melanie rivera Advertising


Cris Diaz

Rufus to leave the national political limelight. In other words, while Rufus has the inclination to run for the local political post, his responsibility as the national CDP President prevents him from doing so. Nevertheless, if worse come to worse, Rufus would field a complete political slate under the CDP political party. Considering that the CDP is not known, Rufus would certainly coalesce with the establish national political party. The political color of the CDP, (whether as an opposition or pro administration), would determine the national party that it would coalesce. Granting without admitting that the CDP would field a local line-up in 2016, who are the probable candidates? We presumed, it would be: Mayor – Rufus

Rodriguez, Vice Mayor: Candy Darimbang. The Congressional candidates in the first and second district would depend on whether the CDP would coalesce with a local candidate or not. For the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA): Mayor – Dongkoy Emano, Vice Mayor – Prexy Elipe. Congress: 1st District – Benjo Benaldo? 2nd District: Ramon Tabor. The Liberal Party: Mayor – Oscar Moreno, Vice Mayor: No clear running mate. Congress: 1st Dist. – (reelectionist) Rolando Uy, 2nd District Edgar Cabanlas. The line-up of the council members would have an equal representation of the city’s first and second congressional districts. -0Send comments/reaction:

The legacy of Raul S. Roco

Rolando sudaria Production oRlanD m. bolutano circulation ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

Member: ORO CHAMBER Philippine Press Institute

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Speaking Out

Ignacio Bunye into law – of which he was either the principal author or co-author. On gender equality and women’s rights, Roco had his brilliant inputs in: 1. Women in Nation Building Law 2 . Nursing Act 3. Anti-Sexual Harassment Law 4. Anti-Rape Law 5. Child and Family Courts Act. Because of these and other pro-women activities, Roco was conferred the title of “Honorary Woman” by women’s groups. On education, he authored bills which gave more flesh to the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers. Much earlier, while working as a staff of Ninoy Aquino, Roco helped draft the Study Now, Pay Later law. As a former banker, I became keenly interested in Roco’s efforts to reform the banking system. Roco was principal author of senate bills which led to the enactment of the New Central Bank Act, and others which promoted the liberalization

of the banking industry and the strengthening of rural banks. On a personal note, the people of Muntinlupa owe Roco one big favor. I recall that 20 years ago, we were in the proverbial “last two minutes” of our efforts to have Muntinlupa upgraded from a municipality to a highly urbanized city. The cityhood bill for Muntinlupa had just hurdled Congress. Thanks to the determined efforts of Congressmen Ciriaco Alfelor, Ceferino Paredes and Jim Lopez. But we still needed approval of a senate version of the bill. With only two weeks before the sine die adjournment of Congress, it was an uphill battle. We still had no senate sponsor. The first name that came to mind was Raul Roco who was a recent visitor of Muntinlupa. So we approached him. Roco greeted us smiling. “I know what you are here for, gentleman. I already filed the bill converting Muntinlupa into a city!” The rest is history. President Fidel V. Ramos signed the Muntinlupa Cityhood Law on March 1, 1995. Roco – together with Alfelor, Paredes and Lopezwas later conferred the status of “Adopted Son of Muntinlupa” by a grateful Sangguniang Panglungsod. Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.

Daily Inspiration


“Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on you attitude. I like fun.” Colleen Barrett - CEO of Southwest Airlines

Juvy Sarraga

Any job can be one of joy. What matters is how our mind perceives it. Turn boring into intrique; dull into humorous; routine into adventure;

serious into fun. How? God designed each of us with a special talent. Then He gave us something greater than “Imagination!” Use it. Partner that talent with your imagination and revel in the fun of your work. Think this; not that. Think fun; not drudgery. The power is in your mind, God gave it; use it.

Across Mindanao Mindanao Daily A5

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Mobile nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao

Editor : CRIS DIAZ

Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper


Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental

‘Not illegal,’ says kin on quarry at the foot of Maharlika bridge


By MARK FRANCISCO, Staff member

HE NEPHEW of the owner of the quarry at the foot of Maharlika bridge has denied that his uncle’s operations are illegal.

The source, who agreed to talk on condition of anonymity, said that the quarry operator’s application to dispose the quarried materials at the foot of Maharlika bridge in Cagayan de Oro City has already been approved by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). He added that the documents obtained by this paper as of August 5 that the application to dispose of quarry operations is still pending––and is already outdated. Besides, he said that stockpiling sand at the foot of Maharlika bridge is harmless to the structure itself. “We are not dredging sand there, we are dredging at the mouth of the river near Macajalar Bay. To stockpile the dredged materials does not compromise the engineering integrity of the Maharlika bridge structure. Besides, dumptrucks immediately scoop out the sand. They are not stockpiled there forever,” the source insisted. Earlier, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) issued a cease and desist order last April 22 against the quarry operator to “have the stockpile near Maharlika bridge be removed immediately.” But that was during the time when the application to dispose quarry operations was still pending. Maharlika bridge, the busiest among the six bridges The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental led by Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez hold their session outdoors spanning the Cagayan river which was constructed in at the provincial capitol grounds last August 10 to allow Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano to report before the board the 1970s, is under the supervision of DPWH. his State of the Province Address (Taho sa Katawhan) 2015. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

A6 Mindanao Daily NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper



wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

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

Fortun’s work report highlights transparency, good governance By PAT SAMONTE Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City -- Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun said transparency, accountability and good governance have always characterized his work as lawmaker in his accomplishment report to his constituents on his 44th birthday celebration at the Almont Resort Hotel and Convention Center here on Sunday. Speaking before more than 3,000 people composed of local prominent political leaders, officials of this city’s 86 barangays, officials and village leaders of Las Nieves town in Agusan del Norte, as well as supporters, Fortun stressed that since he first entered government service as Butuan City councilor until his present position as congressman, he has been an advocate of clean and honest governance, worked for and supported policy reforms for agricultural, infrastructure and envi-

ronmental development. Fortun said that as a neophyte congressman, he was one of the proponents of House Resolution No. 00216 “Directing the Commission on Appropriations to immediately investigate in aid of legislation the flaws and shortcomings of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and its vulnerability to misuse and abuse,” and was one of 40 new congressmen who signed a manifesto to abolish the PDAF because of the misuse and abuse in its utilization. According to Fortun, even during the campaign for the 2013 elections, he openly expressed doubts on the disbursement of PDAF allocations and sought for reforms through transparency and accountability. The solon said that owing to current policy changes and reforms, allocations for soft infrastructure programs have become more transparent through the use of line items.

title lot for sale Located at Patrocinio Claveria, Misamis Oriental 12,205 sq.m. with 2 Houses 1. Concrete Floor Area 88 sq.m. 2. Semi Concrete Floor Area 47 sq.m.

For inquiries Contact: LIZAH CP # 09166830544

MDN: July 6-Aug. 5, 2015

SOLON DELIVERS ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT TO CONSTITUENTS. Congressman Lawrence “Law” Fortun (left photo) stresses his policy of transparency, accountability and good governance as he makes a report of his accomplishments before his constituents during his 44th birthday celebration on August 9, 2015 at Almont Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Butuan City. Right photo shows Fortun’s wife, Marie Therese (right), belting a song for the birthday celebrant as Fortun listens. photos by pat samonte

At this point, the young lawmaker revealed that for 2014 and 2015, Butuan City had taken the “lion’s share” in allocations for Caraga Region amounting to P1 billion and P2.28 billion in infrastructure projects, respectively. He said among the projects to be implemented this year are the P150-million Langihan Creek Flood Control, P50-million Dankias River Control, Pianing-AnticalaTandag road, roads and bridges construction/re-


• •

habilitation projects, and several farm-to-market roads, among others. For the protection and rehabilitation of the Taguibo Watershed Area, the solon made mention of the expansion of reforestation to 700 hectares from 370 hectares under the National Greening Proram (NGP) which Fortun said he was able to convince Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Paje to approve. For his school-building


Learn to Drive now in 5 days at 2 hrs. per/day

Office Hours: Email Add:

8:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. Monday to Sunday


(088)-327-3188 Cellphone: Globe: 0915-2171132 TM : 0935-4479393 SUN : 0925-8449393

Door 4, Poldo’s Town Center, Vamenta Blvd., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City


Kimberlite Pawnshop will be having an AUCTION SALE on all items that expired on June 2015: AUCTION DATE: August 21, 2015 Estrada Bldg., Fortich-Don Carlos Sts., Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

Kagay-an Festival 1st Oro Lechoneros Encuentro Champion

for Orders, Contact Yoyong:

09354145759 09169249371

program, Fortun said P180 million worth of classroom buildings were constructed in Barangays Tagabaca, Salvacion, Don Francisco, Bilay, Maibu, Maguinda, Florida, Mandamo, Tinucoran and Poblacion here. He said some 1,200 scholars of the Department of Education are being supported under his Education Program. Aside from providing assistance to 5,000 TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) trainees, Fortun said they were provided transportation allowance while training and free tools after graduation to enable them to immediately apply their knowledge and earn income. Fortun said his office provided P10 million financial assistance to individuals in crisis situation and referred them to the Butuan City Medical Center, Agusan

del Norte Provincial Hospital, Northern Mindanao Regional Hospital, National Kidney Transplant Institute, and Philippine Heart Center. Fortun said the bills he has filed included the Antimarine pollution Act which has been approved in the House of Representatives and is now with the Senate, An Act establishing Mt. Mayapay as Natural Park and Protected Area, An Act Establishing Marine Protected Areas in all Coastal Municipalities, An Act Regulating the Production, Importation and Disposal of Plastic Bags, An Act establishing a Barangay Registration System, Pagasa Modernization Bill. The solon also supported and co-authored the Freedom of Information Act, the Whistleblowers Act, Civil Registration Act of 2014 and An Act Strengthening See report, page A11

RUSH SALE 12 Hectares of Land about 80% planted with Benguet/Carribean Pine Trees.

Location: Patpat, Malaybalay, Bukidnon For details call Rory 09062282483 MDN: Mar 28 - Apr 27, 2015

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Mobile nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Mindanao Daily A7 NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper


A8 • Today is wednesday, AUGUST 12, 2015 • Editor: Ruel V. Pelone • E-mail:

Editorial: e-mail: • Advertising: e-mail: Contact: 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776

Mindanao Daily TARPS-STICKERS-NEWS 857-8447, 74-53-80 0906-1389421

Malampaya-like natural gas in WPS enough to energize PH By Sammy F. Martin of PNA

THE natural gas resources beneath the West Philippine Sea are so vast the cleaner fuel could energize the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao grids for at least 20 years, the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers’ Association (LPG-MA) on Sunday said. “This is one of the compelling reasons why we have to secure our 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone and its contiguous area, including the seabed of the continental shelf up to 350 miles from the national coastal baseline. We have to defend the zone against China and other foreign threats,” said House Deputy Minority Leader and LPG-MA Rep. Arnel Ty. “In fact, we should invest

in new warships, including frigates, missile gunboats and fast attack crafts, for deployment to the zone. We should build a strong naval base in northwest Palawan,” said Ty, who speaks for the minority bloc in the House energy committee. The country’s territory in the West Philippine Sea is believed to have a number of Malampaya-like natural gas fields, the lawmaker said. “We only need to harness three more Malampaya-like fields to power up the whole country. And we’ve already discovered one of the three. It is just a question of exploring some more to ascertain where best to drill and draw out the greatest amount of gas,” Ty explained. He was referring to the Recto Bank’s See gas, page A11

Quakes rock Bohol, Davor town


A hired laborer harvests mature tobacco leaf in a tobacco farm in Barangay Ane-i, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Mindanao Daily News photo by Bong D. Fabe

August 14, 2015 On this special day, we wish you all the best, all the joy you can ever have and may you be blessed abundantly today, tomorrow and the days to come…… HAPPY BIRTHDAY Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr.

Greetings From :

A MAGNITUDE 4.2 earthquake shook Bohol in Central Visayas region on Tuesday morning, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the quake occurred at 4:19 a.m. and the epicenter was traced at two kilometers northeast of Cortes in Bohol. Phivolcs said that Intensity 4 was felt in Cortes, Bohol; Maribojoc and Antequera, Bohol; Intensity 3 in Tagbilaran City, See town, page A11

BFAR bans harvesting, eating of shellfish in Davor town, other areas THE Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has banned the harvesting, selling and eating of shellfishes collected in Balita Bay in Davao Oriental, IrongIrong Bay and Cambatutay Bay in Western Samar, and the coastal waters of Dauis in Bohol and in Milagros in Masbate. According to the latest bulletin from BFAR, shellfishes collected from these areas were still found to be positive of paralytic shellfish poison that is beyond the regulatory limit. BFAR said all types of

shellfish, including “alamang” harvested from the identified areas, are not safe for human consumption. However, fish, squids and crabs are safe to eat provided they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking, it said. On the other hand, BFAR said the following areas continue to be free from toxic red tides: coastal waters of Cavite, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Navotas, Bulacan and Bataan (Mariv-

eles, Limay, Orion, Pilar, Balanga, Orani, Abucay and Samal) in Manila Bay; coastal waters of Bolinao, Anda, Alaminos, Sual and Wawa, Bani in Pangasinan; Masinloc Bay in Zambales; Coastal waters of Mandaon in Masbate; Juag Lagoon in Matnog, and Sorsogon Bay in Sorsogon; Honda and Puerto Bays in Puerto Princesa City, and Inner Malampaya Sound in Taytay, Palawan; coastal waters of Pilar, President Roxas, Panay, Roxas City, Ivisan, and Sapian See AREAS, page A11

HON. NESTOR M. BALIGUAT , SR. Municipal Vice Mayor Kadingilan, Bukidnon

August 16, 2015

Sangguniang Bayan Members Hon. Julio D. Bag-ao

Hon. Magno O. Canoy, Jr. Hon. Jean H. Lu Hon.Helbert A. Jovellar Hon. Gilbert P. Bullecer Hon. Segundo R. Tadeo, Jr Hon. Marybeth C. Damasing Hon. Ramil L. Aniñon, Sr, Hon. Analisa A. Canoy - SB member/ABC Representative Hon. Elvito G. Lantao - SB member/ IP Representative


HON. JERRY O . CANOY Municipal Mayor Kadingilan, Bukidnon

Mindanao Daily A9 NEWS

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Mobile nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

His love is bigger than your sins

Transformational Leadership: Converts followers into leaders and convert leaders into moral agent By ELLAINE REA M. QUIMOD QUEZON NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MIBANDO, QUEZON, BUKIDNON

Leadership models in education are subject to the same faddism that is apparent in other areas of education. The more complex society gets, the more sophisticated leadership must become. Thus, assert that school administrators are expected to cope with a rapidly changing world of work to be effective at their schools. For this reason, they require abilities such as being team-oriented, strong communicators, team players, problem solvers, change-makers and transformational leaders. Transformational leadership helps school principals’ to frame their attitudes to move their schools forward. Transformational leadership has three basic functions. First, transformational leaders sincerely serve the needs of others, empower

them and inspire followers to achieve great success. Secondly, they charismatically lead, set a vision, instill trust, confidence and pride in working with them. Finally, with the intellectual stimulation they offer followers of the same caliber as the leader. Instead of empowering selected individuals, the school becomes empowered as a collective unit. Furthermore, the most successful managers in the future should be transformational leaders comprised of strengths, weaknesses and also characteristic behaviors. If leadership is accepted as a process of interaction between leaders and subordinates where a leader attempts to influence the others’ behaviors to accomplish organizational goals, then, leaders must foster strong community support


By Nelson C. Valcurza School Principal 1 Dalirig Elementary School Manolo Fortich 1 District

What is win-win relationship? It is a kind where both or all parties involved gain something out of the relationship. According to Stephen Covey, people who engage in win-win relationships establish high

trust by making deposits in what he calls the emotional bank account- to describe amount of trust that has been built up in a relationship. What do we, as a mentor, do to build up trust? As in a bank account, we have to make deposits. We do this by simply being thoughtful, caring and respectful toward our mentees. a

for the change by creating a vision for the organization and stimulating them at school. Transformational leaders focus on capacity building for the purpose of organizational change. It sharpen subordinates’ skills and enhance their knowledge from their own experiences. What is more, claim that this approach can help school administrators become exceptional leaders. It asserts that transformational leadership has seven dimensions at schools. These are; building school vision and establishing school goals, providing intellectual stimulation, providing individualized support, modeling best practices and organizational values, setting high academic standard expectations, creating a productive school culture and fostering participation in decisions. In contrast, transformational leadership is often con-

sidered a type of shared or distributed leadership. Rather than a single individual— the principal— coordinating and controlling from above, transformational leadership focuses on stimulating change through bottomup participation. Indeed, transformational leadership models may explicitly conceptualize leadership as an organizational entity rather than the property’ of a single individual, accounting for multiple sources of leadership.

kind word of appreciation, a smile of approval, a tap of encouragement- these small gestures add up in building trust. According To Covey, we can make major deposits to our emotional bank account by mastering the six principles on a human level: 1. Understand the other. 2. Treat them accordingly. 3. Manage expectations. 4. Make and keep promises. 5. be loyal

to those who are absent. 6. Learn to apologize. Bear in mind that, in building any relationship, actions always speak louder than words. We ne e d to demonstrate consistent actions to convince mentees that we have a well –earned reputation for honesty, integrity and loyalty. Our actions have to be consistent with our beliefs, decisions and position.

Special Gospel of the day (August12, 2015-Wednesday) Luke 7:11-17” now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare [him] stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, that a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people. And this rumor of him went forth throughout all Judaea and throughout the region round about: This is the scenario of truth after death that there is a “resurrection” in the second life. In Corinthian 15:35-56” this is the details of the resurrection of the dead and we must hope for this “gift” of life. The “souls in

. August 14, 2015

Your birthday is special because it marks a beautiful journey that you have undertaken since you were born. Today you have accomplished a small milestone in your life.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOVERNOR JOSE MA.R.ZUBIRI, JR.

Greetings From :

Hon. Azucena P. Huervas City Mayor of Valencia Valencia, Bukidnon

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas heaven will come down here on earth at the “end” and unite again with the dust, and this will become a “glorified body.” In John11:38-44”Lazaro “rose from the dead” because of the “power of Jesus.” Be good all the times for you to be resurrected during the final judgment. I know God will resurrect you after this life because he loves you despite of your sins and trespasses in life. His love is bigger than your sins. Just keep doing what is right because at the end, you can reap what you deserved to be harvested: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa-Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD-Tony Jordan–Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

August 14, 2015 . . .

Wishing you health, happiness and love on your special day and always ! Have a wonderful birthday. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GOVERNOR JOSE MA. R. ZUBIRI,JR. Greetings From :

HON. MANOLITO O. GARCES Municipality Mayor Pangantucan, Bukidnon

A10 Mindanao Daily NEWS

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

congratulate the winners of :


GAMA FOODS CORP. of Cagayan de Oro









Mindanao Daily A11 NEWS

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776



the Commission on Human Rights. Fortun said he also exposed in a privilege speech anomalies in the National Irrigation Administration particularly in his district for which charges had been lodged against some NIA officials. At this juncture, Fortun said that for all the projects he had been privileged to inaugurate, he could not in his conscience claim them as his own and have his name posted announcing that the undertakings are the results of his efforts. “They are not mine, but ours. These projects are the outcome of the recommendations of the punong barangays through the sangguniang barangay and the government agencies and submitted to me for action. As your representative in Congress and as member of the House Committee on Appropriations, my duty is to propose its inclusion in the budget. We are participants in the conception and completion of these projects. Therefore, we can claim that we, not anyone for himself or herself, but all, are owners of these projects.”

failed to produce supporting documents to justify their budget proposals that’s why there was zero or reduced budget on certain programs. It could not be ascertained by the public on what transpired during the meeting with Acenas and Yap yesterday as both the vice mayor and a university representative were tight-lipped on the issue. Dr. Dixon Yasay, president of Xavier University’s Governance and Leadership Institute (GLI), hinted, though, that there would be a “more formal” meeting in the next few days and that it would be open to the public this time. It was Yasay who bridged the meeting between Acenas and Yap. Yap was particularly critical of Acenas and councillors in the majority bloc after they allegedly did not approve the budget to continually close the open dumpsite at upper Carmen and construct a sanitary landfill in its stead. According to city solid waste management coordinator Elvisa Mabilin, the first phase of the project was over and the city government was stuck to continue it due to the budget deadlock. Mabilin emphasized the need to construct a sanitary landfill because the city government is being pressured by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) to close the Carmen open dumpsite because it violates the law. Last July, Yap wrote a letter to Acenas urging him to act on the garbage problem. Critics of the administration accused Mayor Oscar Moreno of circumventing Republic Act (RA) 9003 by appointing a private person to lead the local Solid Waste Management Board. According to law, the mayor should automatically be the chair of the board. But the Moreno administration was able to get around that by still retaining the mayor as the chair and at the same time appointing Yap as cochair.

from page A6


from page A1 to receive the Php 5,000 representing clothing allowance in 2014. “The city accountant has reported to the city council that the amount had been already in the ‘account payable’ of the books of City Hall,” Elipe said. If the Php 5, 000 clothing allowance of City Hall workers for 2014 is in the accounts payable of the books of city hall: “Where are the uniforms?” Elipe asked. According to Elipe, her secretary only received one polo shirt. “Even if the polo shirt costs Php 1000 there is still a balance of Php 4,000. Besides, not all city hall employees received the polo shirt,” she said. She said that the clothing allowance was for 2014. Now, the year 2015 is almost over, but the city hall workers have yet to receive the full amount of the clothing allowance for the year 2014, Elipe said. Some city councilors said that last year the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PHILGEPS) indicated a bidding of the uniform for City Hall workers worth Php 13,224,400. After the bidding, there should have been a scheduled delivery of the products or services. Contractors face penalty when they failed to deliver the products or services on time, the city councilor said. City Councilors Teodulo Lao, Zaldy Ocon and Candy Darimbang supported EmanoElipe’s call for an investigation in order to identify the responsible persons or office that contracted the uniforms. To recall, former City Mayor Dongkoy Emano pays the clothing allowances of City Hall employees in “cash” every end of the year. City Hall sources said that most of the uniforms are still being fashioned in Manila, although some workers in some city government offices are already enjoying the newly tailored uniforms.

from page A1


from page A8

Sampaguita field, which is estimated to contain up to 4.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The field lies just 80 nautical miles northwest off the Palawan coast. Ty cited the tremendous economic as well as environmental benefits of developing the country’s indigenous natural gas resources: Huge foreign exchange savings because the country would be spending less dollars to import coal and oil. • Since natural gas trades at a discount, electricity would be cheaper for all consumers, thus freeing up business and household incomes for other forms of spending; • Billions of pesos in new government royalties; Energy security and economic stability for the country, without having to be troubled by potential power shortages; and • The country’s air quality would improve in a big way due to reduced carbon dioxide discharges. “We need a cleaner source of power. We have to rely

BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

more on natural gas, and less on coal and oil to produce the bulk of our electricity,” Ty noted. At present, some 34.40 percent of the country’s dependable power generating capacity is produced from coal; 19.07 percent from hydro resources; 17.66 percent from natural gas; 17.30 percent from oil (diesel and fuel oil); 10.28 percent from geothermal; and 1.29 percent from biomass, biodiesel, solar and wind, according to the Department of Energy. “Among fossil fuels, natural gas contains the least carbon dioxide and burns more efficiently,” Ty pointed out. Excessive carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere have led to global warming and brutal climate changes, such as severe rainfall and harsh drought. “In the case of Malampaya, the field’s natural gas displaces around 1.35 million kilograms of carbon dioxide per hour that otherwise would be polluting our air,” Ty said. Discovered in 1991, the Malampaya offshore gas field in northwest Palawan began commercial production in 2002. The field’s gas is conveyed via a 504-kilometer, 24-inch pipeline to Batangas City, where the fuel drives three power plants with a combined 2,700 megawatts (MW) in full generating capacity. Malampaya has proven reserves of about 3.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, which is expected to last until 2024 to 2030, depending on how aggressively the fuel is harvested. As of March 2015, the Philippine government has received over P208 billion in royalties from Malampaya. B as e d on ge olog ica l surveys, the United States Energy Information Administration estimates that the West Philippine Sea may contain up to 55.1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 5.4 billion barrels of oil, “with the bulk of the resources likely located in the contested Reed Bank at the northeast end of the Spratlys.” (PNA)

Areas... from page A8

in Capiz; Batan Bay in Aklan; coastal waters of E.B. Magalona, Pontevedra, Pulupandan, Valladolid, Talisay City, Silay City, Bacolod City, Hinigaran, Cadiz City, Victorias City, Bago City, Binalbagan and San Enrique in Negros Occidental; Coastal waters of Gigantes Islands in Carles, Iloilo; Maqueda Bay, Villareal Bay, and coastal waters of Calbayog City in Western Samar; Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar; Ormoc, San Pedro, Cancabato and Carigara Bays in Leyte; Biliran waters in Biliran Province; Dumanquillas Bay in Zamboanga del Sur; Tantanang Bay in Zamboanga Sibugay; Murcielagos Bay in Zamboanga del Norte and Misamis Occidental; Hinatuan, Bislig and Lianga Bays in Surigao del Sur; and Taguines Lagoon in Beboni Mahinog, Camiguin Island. PNA

Town... from page A8

Loon, Balilihan, San Isidro, Corella, Sikatuna and Loboc, also in Bohol; and Intensity 2 in Tubigon, Alburquerque, Bohol; Argao and Sibonga, Cebu; and Intensity 1 in Cebu City The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of six kilometers. Less than an hour later, at 5:04 a.m., a magnitude 3.5 quake jolted Davao Oriental province with an epicenter traced at 33 kilometers southeast of Governor Generoso town. The quake, which was tectonic in origin, had a depth of 46 kilometers. Phivolcs said there was no casualty or damage reported and no aftershocks were expected from both tremors. The Philippines lies in the Pacific Ring of Fire, where 20 to 25 earthquakes per day -- mostly imperceptible -- are common, Phivolcs said. (PNA)

K to 12 Senior High School kicks the way for Youth’s Better Future By Thelma A. Moreno Tabid National High School Ozamiz City

K to 12 Basic Education program is applied to system of education in the Philippines for a purpose to fixate the problems on education and to fundamentally reform the basic education curriculum. Moreover, it is made so that learners can have a true mastery of basic competencies and a more deliberate path to the world of work and entrepreneurship, or learners would be better prepared for higher learning. Part of this 12-year cycle K to 12 is Senior High School program. It is a specialized upper-secondary education composed of core curriculum and tracks. The Technical-Voca-

K to 12 for a Better You By Rosendo L. Magpulong

Implemented under President Benigno Aquino’s administration, K+12 Basic Education Program is a newly-emerged system in the Philippines. It is to improve country’s educational system and produce high-quality graduates. This program is muchneeded change for the country’s educational system for it will produce better-trained human resources who could be

globally competitive. In K to 12, students will be able to get sufficient instructional time to do subject-related tasks which makes them more prepared and well- trained on a subject area. The period that would cover this new educational system is longer than the older one. For this reason, there would be enough time to go beyond specifics on every subjects taken and thus, giving students a more

tional Livelihood is one of its tracks. In here, an SHS student is trained to be a job-ready, skilled and middle-level worker leading to an appropriate National Certificate from TESDA. Thus, after completing high school, he could be employed even without going to college, or even more prepared if he decides to go to tertiary level. Senior High School is producing college-ready and career-ready individuals. Philippines is looking ahead. Thinking about the growing population and a budding economy, the demand for quality education is high, and making education higher in quality is a good initiative to ensure better future for Filipino youth members. clearer understanding on a particular subject matter. This program could also provide graduates that are more prepared to enter the labor force. K to 12 consist of technological and vocational education that are teaching subjects, equipping students with skills that are needed in most workplace. Thus, once a K to 12 student graduates, he can be employed even without college degree. K to 12, indeed, is for better Filipino students.

K to 12: The Trending Education (TLE - Electrical) By Romeo L. Elnas

The Philippine Government is setting education as a tool to heighten the quality of education, and eventually the quality of Filipino human resources. Other than that, it is considered as a key to boost socio-economic status of the families. Thus, it is much proper to also upgrade the quality of education, reason K to 12 program is established. Under K to 12’s Senior High School program, the upper-secondary level for

high school, there is Technical-Vocational Livelihood track. It will play a central role in enhancing capabilities and further preparing students for tertiary education, middleskills development, employment and entrepreneurship through specialization that best fit the qualities and interests of students. Such that is the Electrical Installation and Maintenance under Industrial Arts. In here, learners will be equipped with understanding of basic concepts and underlying theories in electrical instal-

lation and maintenance such as proper usage and maintenance of tools, equipment and paraphernalia, performing mensuration and calculation, and practicing Occupation Health Safety (OHS) procedures. At the end of training for Electrical Installation and Maintenance, graduates will be provided with National Certificate, helpful to their future employment. This is K to 12 – a system producing high quality Filipino graduates and future human resources.

The current trend of Education under K to 12

By Marife P. Magpulong

K+12 Basic Education Program is a system of Education now implemented in the country. It is the result of the study that a 12-year education cycle is an adequate period for learning under basic education and through it, Philippines can be more competitive, providing wide opportunities and more success for Filipinos that would help towards nationbuilding. The implementation of K to 12 program has introduced new trends in Education. These trends are comprehensive and new for Philippine education system. Such that is the implementation of Senior High School program that trained individuals through specializations or tracks. Included in these tracks are Academic, Sports, Arts and Design, and Technical-Vocational

Livelihood Tracks. These tracks are few of the matters that make K to 12 an advantage. Sports track is the basic education culmination of K to 12 Physical Education and gives focus on topics such as Safety and First Aid, Human Movement, Fundamentals of Coaching, Sports Officiating and Activity Management, and Fitness, Sports and Recreation Leadership, among others. Academic track, is a specialization designed for students who intend to pursue more academic knowledge. Academic track has three strands which are Business, Accountancy, Management (BAM); Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS); and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). The Arts track, on the other hand, is a specialization for those students who appreciate and excel

more in Arts field. Under this track are courses like Arts and Design Appreciation and Production, Performing Arts, Physical and Personal Development in the Arts, Developing Filipino Identity in the Arts, Media Arts and Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, and several others. Tech-Voc Livelihood track is another specialization which gives focus on courses that could be useful in improving livelihood methods. This track offers lessons on Agri-fishery, Home Economics, Information and Communication Technology and Industrial Arts. In these tracks, a student could opt for a track that best fits his personality and level of thinking. The DepEd believe that through this idea, they will be able to improve and develop the natural skills of a student on whatever he excels at and interested to.

A12 Mindanao Daily NEWS BUSINESS . northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

wednesday, august 12, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776

Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 12, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 12, 2015)

Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 12, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Caraga (August 12, 2015)