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NVESTIGATORS were “very cautious” in naming the suspect(s) in the bomb blast at the Limketakai Complex in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday two weeks ago, a police officer on Monday said.

Pol. Supt. Graciano Mijares, head of the Cagayan de Oro City’s Police Office (COCPO), said that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) were now handling the legal aspect of the investigation. The local police could not make any statement relevant to the bombing incident anymore although Police recover some P 4.2 million cash from Ceferino Rod A. Guillermo, operations manager of ARN Builders, Inc., it is helping the investiga- who allegedly tried to abscond the company money as ransom for the release of his coworker who was reportedly See cautious, page 11

SURIGAO CITY – The Regional Trial Court in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur has ordered the Shenzhou Mining Group Corporation (SMGC) to vacate the mining area at the boundaries of Carrascal, Surigao del Sur and Claver in Surigao del Norte. Judge Rufo Naragas of the Regional Trial Court Branch 41 issued the order in Cantilan on July 15. The Claver Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC), the company that filed the petition for preliminary mandatory injunction and/or temporary restraining order, alleged that SMGC continued with the extraction of ore for shipment abroad despite the suspension issued by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on July 18, 2012. CMDC was the owner of the over 433-hectare mining claim covered by a See orders, page 11

Blast survivors show signs of stress disorder

cials could not immediately give a detailed report of the bombing, saying, investigators were busy gathering evidence. Troops were also sent to the area to help police secure the scene or search explosives. “Magulo pa sa scene,” Col. Dickson Hermoso, a spokesman for the 6th See bomb, page 11

See survivors, page 11

THE Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project in Bukidnon would benefit the communities along the Upper Bukidnon River Basin, according to the Depart-

ment of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 10 (DENR-10). The river basin provides 250,000 cubic meters of water an hour to Cagayan,

Bomb explodes in Southern Philippines that it destroyed several parked vehicles. The powerful explosion also sent debris flying in all directions, but the type of bomb used in the attack is still unknown, although other reports said a car bomb was detonated in the area. The military has confirmed the attack, but offi-

Court orders a mining firm to vacate the area

SOME survivors of the bomb explosion at the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City two weeks ago have shown signs of posttraumatic stress disorder, according to Stella Ferrariz, a psychologist from the Cagayan de Oro Social Welfare and Development Office. Ferrariz said three survivors—all medical representatives—have already sought help from the Capitol University Medical Center last Sunday despite surviving the blast without injuries. She declined to give the names of the three medical representatives who have sought medical help for PTSD. “They have difficulty sleeping and [are feeling] nervous. Because they were

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ZAMBOANGA CITY – A bomb explosion has killed at least 5 people in fresh attack Monday in Cotabato City in the restive southern region of Mindanao in southern Philippines. The blast o ccurred around 4.30 p.m. outside a row of restaurants along Sinsuat Avenue and the explosion was so powerful


Environment project to benefit Bukidnon

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False bomb alarm mars Butuan charter day By Erwin Mascariñas of MindaNews

BUTUAN CITY — The city’s 63rd charter day Friday was marred by a false bomb alarm, sending authorities on alert barely a week after a bomb killed eight persons in neighboring Cagayan de Oro City. At around 8:30 a.m., Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) and K-9 unit personnel of the both the city and the regional

police offices rushed to the Inland Resort and Convention Center grounds after waiters discovered a suspicious bag inside the convention center. Supt. Romy Palgue, deputy city police director, said that waiters discovered the bag left on a chair under the buffet table of the convention center where the People’s Summit was to take place with local government leaders and other sectoral repre-

sentatives in attendance. The event was part of the Adlaw Hong Butuan charter day celebration. “The area was immediately secured to prevent civilians from coming in. The K9 units from both the city and regional police offices immediately sent in the dogs to check if they can sniff any bomb,” he said. Chief Supt. Getulio Napeñas, Caraga police regional director, said two

of the bomb-sniffing dogs sat beside the bag. “We decided the best course of action was to detonate the bag rather than to open it,” said Napeñas, who personally supervised the incident. After the detonation, the bag yielded compact discs (CD), said Napeñas. He said the dogs sat because the CDs contain carbon, one of the components in making a bomb. Later the bag’s owner,

Romy Mahinay, a folk singer, said that he accidentally left the bag since he was busy practicing for his performance elsewhere. “I did not expect my bag would be the cause of the problem. The organizers of the event invited me in a very short time and I needed to compose some songs that would fit for the activity. So I left the bag under the table and rehearsed for my songs in another area,” said Mahi-

nay, who apologized over the incident. At 3 p.m. Thursday, hundreds of shoppers, including employees, also panicked after an unidentified box left inside the Butuan City Gaisano Mall was presumed to be a bomb. Police later cleared the box of explosives, saying it was intended for Chowking, which is being constructed inside the mall. (Erwin Mascarinas/ MindaNews/asf )

By Ritchel M. Molero

week-long Mobile Information Technology Training kicked-off on July 22-26 at the internet café and residence of Editha Granada, president of the Cuevas OFW Family Circle. Located at Barangay Cuevas Trento, Agusan del Sur, the venue was offered, free, by Mrs. Granada. Fourteen former OFWs and OFW dependents comprised the initial beneficiaries of the Mobile Tulay Program. They were taught basic information technology (IT) skills, through lectures and hands-on training on basic computer fundamentals and applications, such as Word, Excel, Spread-

sheets and Internet operations. The second session started yesterday at the Municipal Hall of Trento, Agusan del Sur to end on August 9. The OFW Family Circle of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur has also requested another training on August 12-16. The OWWA Information Technology Training has so far served 2,702 OFWs for the past five years. It was formerly implemented at the Butuan City Office of OWWA Regional Welfare Office-13. (FEA/ Ritchel M. Molero, OWWA13/PIA-Caraga/asf )

vention Center, this city. The activity with the theme, “Every Blood Donor is a Hero” was headed by the Department of Health -Center for Health Development-Caraga and Surigao del Norte Provincial Health Office. The activity aimed to encourage all capitol employees to donate blood

and to address the demand for blood particularly with the incidence of high cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever in the province. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe, potentially deadly infection spread by mosquitoes. (SDR/Cathy A. Balomaga, PIC/PIA-Surigao del Norte/asf )

Butuan crowns 2013 OWWA launches Mobile InfoTech Nutrition King & Queen By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY -- To culminate this year's Nutrition Month celebration, along the theme "Gutom at Malnutrisyon, Sama-sama Nating Wakasan," the Butuan City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) - Day Care Center crowned the Nutrition King and Queen 2013. Thursday. Crowned were Nutrition King Kobe J. Ninofranco and Queen Rauline Andrea Marie P. Sabandal. Also crowned was Ms. Day Care

Child 2013 Maxene M. Kobayashi. Along the coronation, the new set of parent-officers also took their oath before Councilor Ferdinand Nalcot. Day Care In-charge Fe Labitad said they are doing their best to help parents enhance the skills and talents of their children and inculcate good character traits so these children will grow responsible, smart, and God-fearing. Meanshile, CSWD Op-

erations Chief Jocelyn Loquite stressed the need to treat the children well and given proper nutrition for them to grow happy and healthy. "These children are the hope of our future, so let's take good care of them," she said. For his part, City Councilor Rema Burdeos urged the parents and teachers not prevent children from playing, “as we continue disciplining them, so they'll know better what's wrong and what's right as they grow," she said. Also participating the activity were the "yayas”, who presented a dance number. Their role in guiding their wards in school activities was also recognized. The parents have committed to religiously do their responsibilities for the development of the day care center benefitting the children. The activity was anchored on the theme "Community of Effort is the key to Success." (JPG/PIA-Caraga/ arjay s. felicilda)

BUTUAN CITY - Families of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), including OFWs on-leave, will now have the opportunity to learn basic computer skills and information technology (IT) right in their respective communities. This, as the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA-RWO 13) has started offering the Tulay Program on-site that aims to give OFWs access to IT towards better employment, bridging the physical divide between the workers and their families in the Philippines. In Caraga Region, the

Surigao Norte employees join in bloodletting activity By Cathy A. Balomaga

SURIGAO CITY - Employees of the provincial government of Surigao del Norte and volunteers joined recently in the bloodletting activity. Around 100 capitol employees donated blood during the said activity held at the Provincial Con-

Town ABC prexy appeals for potable water in 4 Agsur bgys By Pat Samonte, Regional Editor and Ernesto Burnea

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) President Victorino Coyoca here has issued an appeal to town officials to install a potable water system in four communities “whose residents have long been suffering from lack of

clean, drinking water.” According to Coyoca, residents of barangays Awa, Sta. Irene, Sta. Maria and El Salvador had sought the help of the town leadership on the matter, but “no action has been taken so far” despite his repeated requests.

The Prosperidad town ABC president confided that even before he became chairman of Barangay Awa, drinking water was already a recurring problem in the four barangays. “My term as ABC president is about to expire, this concern still

remains and becomes more urgent,” Coyoca lamented. Coyoca is hopeful the town leadership will listen to the people’s clamor and address their basic need by releasing funds for the construction of a potable water system.

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NBI files charges vs. cops involved in killing of stude By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

GENERAL Santos City–– The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed murder charges against four policemen here in connection with the killing last month of a criminology student whom policemen believed stole a motorcycle. Lawyer Regner Peneza, agent in-charge of the NBI Sarangani district office, said Monday they filed the murder complaint before the city prosecutor’s office last Friday afternoon against PO2 Arnold Sua, ‘SHIPMENT.’ Filipino artist John Paul Antido with his PO2 Ariel Beldera, PO1 “Shipment” on display in Laos from July 26 to Aug. 2, Rudyard Dequito and PO1 2013 for a joint exhibit with a Laos painter. John Rey Daligdig. MindaNews photo by Lorie Ann Cascaro He said the complaint

was based on the results of their investigation and accounts from several witnesses that identified the accused policemen as directly behind the death of student Randy Quirante in a police pursuit operation last July 10. “We filed the complaint (on behalf of the victim’s family). (We’ll just) followup with the prosecutor’s office for further developments on the case,” he said on the phone. The 18-year-old Quirante, who a criminology student of the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC) here, and a classmate were on their way home to Barangay Spring in nearby Alabel, Sarangani

province early evening on July 10 when the incident happened. Citing a statement issued by the victim’s companion identified as John Rey Lapuz, Peneza said the two were driving along the national highway in Barangay Baluan aboard separate motorcycles when they were stopped by a mobile patrol team of police station number 03. He said the patrol team has set up a choke point in the area in response to a report filed by a resident identified as Karen Nentenza regarding her stolen motorcycle in Barangay Lagao. Peneza said the patrol team, along with the com-

plaint, initially spotted the two students and suspected that one of them was driving Nentenza’s stolen motorcycle. “So they (policemen) drove past the two, stopped ahead and set up a choke point,” he said. When the two students were passing by the choke point, he said they were flagged down by the policemen but Quirante refused to stop and sped away since he was only carrying a student driver’s permit then. While Quirante was driving away, Peneza said the policemen fired some shots and one of which hit the victim on the back. “(Quirante) was able See stude, page 8

FASTRAC to provide technical assistance to MILF By Carolyn O. Arguillas of MindaNews

DAVAO City––After three months of delay, the United Nations-World Bank-Moro Islamic Liberation Front partnership dubbed Facility for Advisory Support for Transition Capacities (FASTRAC) has finally taken off to fast-track technical assistance to the MILF for the remaining two annexes to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) and the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

FASTRAC’s Consultative Committee approved via a teleconference on July 29 the interim work plan until December this year. The partnership, which runs for three years, was launched on April 29. The work plan includes a number of initiatives to support the ongoing negotiations of the remaining annexes to the FAB, as well as forward looking support to the transition process. A delegation from the World Bank (WB), United Nations (UN), the World Food Programme

(WFP) and the International Contact Group (ICG) took the 4 a.m. flight from Manila to Cotabato City to attend the twohour meeting on July 29 but their plane was unable to land due to bad weather. The plane was diverted to Davao City where most of the passengers disembarked to take the five-hour land trip to Cotabato City while the five officials who were supposed to attend the FASTRAC meeting in Cotabato City – among them WB’s Matt Stephens, UN’s Alma Evangelista,

Praveen Agrawal of World Food Programme (WFP), Emma Leslie of the International Contact Group (ICG) — returned to Manila. “After the plane dropped 700 feet over Cotabato in huge storm, pilot thankfully decided to divert to Davao,” Leslie told MindaNews. “Cebu Pacific was not given clearance for Cotabato so it landed in Davao and finally returned to Manila carrying just the crew and five FASTRAC consultative committee members. The work plan includes a

number of initiatives to support the ongoing negotiations of the remaining annexes to the FAB, as well as forward looking support to the transition process. The UN and World Bank launched Fastrac on April 29 in partnership with the MILF a three-year program that would provide on-demand technical assistance in the run-up to the establishment of the Bangsamoro, the new autonomous political entity that would replace the ARMM by June 30, 2016. See provide, page 8

Sta. Filomena Central School holds General PTA Assembly and Induction of General PTA officers By Jeangelyn J. Castillon, MT-I, Sta. Filomena Central School

BANANA CUE. A boy sells banana cue, camote cue, maruya and toron at P6 each at the Agdao Market in Davao City on Wednesday (July 17, 2013). MindaNews photo by Keith Bacongco

Gabriela throws support to a Batangas councilor raped by fellow councilor Gabriela Women’s party list solons on Monday said they joined calls for justice as they threw their support for “Marie” the 20-year old councilor from Batangas as she filed charges of rape against Lipa City Councilor Nonito Patmon Monfero, in Quezon City. “We support Marie and

we laud her courage. Sexual abuse leaves deep and traumatic wounds. In filing charges against her assailant, himself a government official, Marie has in fact placed her political career at stake for the pursuit of justice. Hindi biro ang magsampa ng kaso at maghanap ng hustisya lalo na kung ang

akusado ay ma-impluwensya rin sa pulitika,” said Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan as she claims that it is no joke to file a complaint in seeking for justice especially if the accused is known having strong influence in politics. In her Complaint Affidavit filed with the See raped, page 8

To mark the opening of the school year, Sta. Filomena Central School formerly known as Northeast I-A Central School holds the PTA General Assembly and Induction of the General PTA Officers, SY 2013-2014 last July 6, 2013. As the word implies, this is a gathering of teachers and parents of all grade levels so they could get to know with each other well. The activity was led by the newly-installed school principal, Dr. Nida Q. Solijon. Prior to the induction proper, she laid down the school rules and policies which must be observed not only by the pupils but the parents as well. She made mentioned of the physical aspect improvement needed in school particularly the making of perimeter fence. With this, she was requesting the commitment and support of the audience in whatever projects and programs that the new administration will implement as this will create

The newly-elected general PTA Officers with Kag. Josephus Villaroya as the conducting officer during the induction ceremony. Photo by Jeangelyn J. Castillon

a greater impact if there is a collaborative effort between the school and the parents itself. The occasion was graced by two barangay councilors, Kag. Fidelita M. Hidalgo and Kag. Josephus Villaroya. The parents in attendance were happy to see and hear that they showed and uttered words of support to the endeavors of the school. Following the turn-over of the key of responsibilities came the induction of the newly \-elected General PTA Officers; pres-

ident-Antonio Legazpi, vice president-Renelyn Azucena, Secretary-Chelo Penaflor, Treasure-Marites Casas, Auditor-Alyn Fraile, PIO-Joel Cuabo, Social Managers-Bonifacio Geli, Efrina Canizares and Lucila Caporte. It is a hope that with these newly \-inducted General PTA Officers comes a new beginning in the fulfillment of the school’s activity in the betterment of school and pupils as well. This will bring the school to improving the quality of education.


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NASA’s curiosity rover nears first anniversary on Mars MOSCOW -- NASA’s Curiosity rover is to celebrate its first anniversary on Mars next week. Curiosity landed safely in the Gale Crater in August 2012 for a two-year mission to determine whether life exists or has existed on the Red Planet, and to study the climate and geology in order to prepare for future human exploration. The rover, equipped with tools for conducting detailed geological, geochemical, atmospheric and climatic research, including the detection of possible traces of water and organic compounds, has already achieved its key science goal of revealing life could have existed on Mars long ago. The mobile lab is also guiding designs for future space missions, the US space agency reported on its website this week. “That dramatic touchdown a year ago and the science findings since then advance us toward further exploration,

including sending humans to an asteroid and Mars,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden was quoted as saying by NASA on Friday. Curiosity has provided over 190 gigabits of data since its successful landing on Mars on August 5, 2012, PDT. It has also returned more than 36,700 full images and 35,000 thumbnail images and fired over 75,000 laser shots to find out the composition of targets. In addition, the rover, which has driven more than 1 mile, has taken and studied samples from two rocks. In June, the US space agency said it has compiled a 1.3-billion-pixel view of the surface of Mars based on some 900 photos taken by Curiosity. The panorama is available on NASA’s website. A movie made with Hazard-Avoidance Camera images from Curiosity’s first year, titled “Twelve Months in Two Minutes,” is available here. (PNA/Xinhua)

DOST food expert dispels brown rice myths in ExpoScience 2013 MANILA -- To provide more accurate information about brown rice, Department of Science and Technology food science and technology expert Rosemarie Garcia debunked several myths during the Smarter Living Advocacy of the Expo Science 2013 held recently at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. Garcia, from DOST’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute, revealed the following top misconceptions about brown rice: Myth # 1. Brown rice is a variety of rice. Garcia clarifies that brown rice is any variety of rice that undergoes milling process just once, removing only the outer husk but leaving its bran layer intact. In contrast, white rice undergoes second milling process which removes the bran layer. This means that even purple or black rice that has its bran layer intact can be considered as brown rice.

The bran layer in brown rice contains vitamins and minerals which make it nutritionally superior than white rice. Myth # 2. Brown rice can cause digestion problems On the contrary, brown rice is rich in dietary fiber, Garcia said. Consumption of foods rich in dietary fiber can help prevent constipation. Myth # 3. Brown rice can hamper the absorption minerals because it contains more phytates than white rice. Phytates are anti-oxidant compounds that are found in whole grains and nuts. While there is some truth that phytates can slow down the absorption of certain minerals, Garcia says that the amount of phytates in brown rice is not significant enough to affect absorption of minerals, particularly zinc, in the body. DOST- FNRI has been campaigning for wider acceptance of brown rice

This full-circle view combined nearly 900 images taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, generating a panorama with 1.3 billion pixels in the full-resolution version. The view is centered toward the south, with north at both ends. It shows Curiosity at the "Rocknest" site where the rover scooped up samples of windblown dust and sand. Curiosity used three cameras to take the component images on several different days between Oct. 5 and Nov. 16, 2012.

primarily because of its nutritive value. In addition, brown rice production requires less energy inputs for polishing yet it provides higher milling recovery which would mean more savings and profits for both farmers and millers. In line with this goal, DOST-FNRI embarks on research and development on brown rice. Recent research initiatives include extending the shelf life of brown rice to up to six to nine months and developing recipes for brown rice. The total distance driven by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity passed the one-mile mark a few before the first anniversary of the rover’s landing on Mars. Image Credit: NASA/ (Luisa Lumioan,DOST/RJB/ days JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona JCP/PIA-NCR)

Flight director sees Konotori launch as “must succeed” mission By Sayaka Watanabe

TSUKUBA, Japan -- After hectic preparations, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency launched the Konotori No. 4 cargo transporter Sunday to carry supplies to the International Space Station on a “must succeed” mission. “We cannot afford to fail,” Takashi Uchiyama, one of the six flight directors for the Konotori, said while final preparations were under way amid growing tension at JAXA’s Tsukuba Space Center in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. “Things get messy just before each launch,” said the 37-year-old, who was busy working on joint simulations for the blastoff with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (PNA/Kyodo)



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Cleaning-up whose mess? Commenting on the controversial “cleaning-up” of the crime scene of the recent bombing incident in Cagayan de Oro, higher police authorities surmised that the area “had been tampered with.” “The cleaning of a crime scene is obstruction of justice,” according to PNP Chief Allan Purisima. Purisima added that because of the “wide area” of the crime scene, investigators could not make immediate conclusions, but added that they have leads. They are considering whether the blast aimed to kill a specific individual or to sow chaos, to prevent visitors from coming to the city or derail the government’s peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Initial investigation, however, says the explosion could be politically motivated. But the big controversy now centers on who ordered the clean-up. Was it meant to cover up something? Some people says there are a

few important details missed out by those who criticized the early clean-up of the crime scene. Was the DILG secretary harping on a wrong notion? Scolding police probers for cleaning up the mess so soon? The clean-up, accordingly, was requested by shop owners, so they can move on and be back in business. But how long should investigators gather evidence before they can allow the business owners to get back and start all over again? Do they have to wait for Manila officials to arrive? It could be smart to have the investigation done immediately, without waiting for Malacanang to come because the clues would probably have been contaminated by environmental factors if done late, and could be useless to the on-going probe. CCTV coverage was present and it could provide more clues than a reconstruction of the crime scene, and


determining the type of bomb used by the perpetrators require chemical analysis not scene reconstruction. There are even photographs showing where the bomb was suspected to have been placed. There were no bullets fired and there were no survivors, or any of the dead who bore gunshot wounds. What good then is the purpose of a reconstruction of the crime scene, as demanded by Manila officials? Unfounded speculations are circulating that the bombing was designed to derail government’s peace negotiations with Moro rebels, or embarrass President Aquino before the visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Malacañang that week. Malacanang said the investigators should be allowed to do their work, specifically “reconstruct the crime scene,” without being distracted by such speculations. But the crime scene has been cleaned up already by police. Whose mess should be cleaned-up then?

The power of communication THE month-long anniversary celebration of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) ended on a high note last week with yet another recognition for BSP Governor and Monetary Board Chairman Amando M. Tetangco Jr. Tetangco, last year’s “Central Banker of the Year for Asia” according to The Banker and Emerging Markets, was conferred t he Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye Business Communicators – Philippines at the 2013 CEO Excel Awards last July 26. The CEO Excel Awards recognizes top-level executives who have led

their organizations towards achieving their objectives in business, environment or socia l development, through the skillful use of communication strategies and tools.

BSP’s beloved “Gov. Say” was chosen as this year’s Top Awardee for taking the lead in creating a nd com mu nicat i ng monetary policies that have strengthened confidence in our economy and have led us to our first ever investment grade rating. In his acceptance speech, Te t a n gc o e mph a s i z e d t he i mpor t a nt role of communication in the BSP’s job of promoting monetary, financial, and price See POWER, page 8

Lumad, yes; foreigners, no!

I am back. 11 days time out. Relax, unwind. I stay on my veranda, just had a glass of wine, check all old newspapers. And suddenly this headline caught my attention: Lumad yes; foreigners, no! Foreigners? I am an expatriate living in the Philippines since 1999 for good. Foreigner’s, no? B ut a f t e r c h e c k i n g the first paragraphs, I got happy. Mining is the topic. And our good vice Paolo Duterte voiced out: “Never!” Never on the applications of foreign groups to mine in the hinterland of

Have my say Klaus Doring Paquibato. Paquibato is one of Davao’s remote mountainous districts. From the nearby Panabo City, one can reach Barangay Mapula after a little less than two hours. Vice Paolo made it very clear, and I must confess, I strongly agree with him.

Don’t allow any foreign mining in Paquibato. The land rightfully belongs to the Lumad. And they will say they will themselves undertake mining there - fine! Yes, Vice Palo is so very right in saying, that he doesn’t want the landlords, the rich AND

the foreigners to dip their fingers in the ancestral lands and make the people their laborers, ostensibly provide them houses to pretend that they are people and supportive of the people. Kudos Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. And, it’s known: Mayor Rody Duterte, his father also has been consistent about his anti-mining stance for the city. ***** Email: doringklaus@ The author is Professor for German Language at the University of Southeastern Philippines.

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Smugglers as campaign contributors Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6, the Holy Bible). -oooTRANSPARENCY IN SMUGGLING CASES: If Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon and the Aquino government are really serious in their campaign against smuggling, they should tell the people the status of each and every smuggling case that the Bureau of Customs had filed with the Department of Justice (DOJ) or before any other office or agency, both under Biazon’s term and under the term of his predecessors. Biazon and the Aquino government must be transparent, and undertake an accounting of those cases, and disclose their status. And, they must explain what has been happening to those cases---whether the DOJ already started the required preliminary investigation against them, whether smuggling cases

had already been filed in court or not at all yet, or why there has been no movement in those cases at all. And then, if those cases involve corporations or companies, Biazon must also disclose and publicize the names of their owners and officers. Perhaps, Biazon can also disclose the “padrinos” interceding for and in behalf of these corporations or companies, and for and in behalf of their owners and officers as well, even if they happen to be powerful politicians, rich businessmen, or relatives of those in power. -oooKNOWN SMUGGLERS MUST BE DENIED IMPORT PERMITS: More, Biazon and the Aquino government must no longer allow known smugglers and their dummies, and even those who have been merely charged with smuggling before the DOJ and the courts, to continue importing anything into the country. The idea is to

remove from them the very basis of their smuggling activities, which is the license and permit to import goods and materials. Of course, many will say

that this would violate the Constitutional right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, but then, the Bureau of Customs certainly is in a position to know who

are guilty or not of smuggling, and in billions and billions of pesos yet. I am sure Biazon and his officers know who the smugglers are, and who are their patrons

abetting their smuggling activities. The records of the Bureau and of the Department of Finance as well See smugglers, page 6

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to drive for around 300 meters until he collapsed on the sidewalk. His friend later found him and brought him to the hospital,” he said in a separate radio interview. Peneza said the patrol team followed Quirante but drove past the latter without making any verification or checking his condition. The patrol team later decided to help bring the victim to the hospital but it turned out too late as the latter already lost some blood and died on the way, he said. “The victim’s gunshot wound was actually not fatal and he could have survived if he was given immediate help and medical attention,” the official said. Peneza said the four policemen yielded positive of powder nitrate during the paraffin tests conducted by the city police office. But he said it appeared in their investigation that PO2 Sua delivered the fatal shot on Quirante using his 9 mm handgun. He said Sua also tested positive of metamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu based on an earlier drug test conducted on the four policemen by the city police. Peneza said Sua is facing a separate charge for violation of Republic Act 9165

or the Dangerous Drugs Act in connection with the drug test results. During their investigation, the official said they also found out that another policeman identified as PO1 Alberto Alberto had joined the operation along with the four policemen. He said Alberto, who has turned witness against the accused policemen, was not named in the incident report earlier released by police station number 03. “PO1 Alberto was not carrying any firearm during the operation since he has not been issued with one yet. But he was with the group all along and was the one who raised initial doubts on Quirante as a carnapping suspect,” Peneza said. Chief Supt. Charles Calima Jr., Region 12 police director, immediately ordered an investigation into the withholding of the information regarding the presence of PO1 Alberto during the operation based on the incident report. The official said they will look into the possible liability and lapses committed by officials of the police station, specifically station chief Senior Insp. Jordan Santiago. City Councilor Franklin Gacal Jr. censured the city police office over the “misleading” incident report and called it a “big shame”

for them. “They should explain it to the people, to the SP (Sangguniang Panlungsod) and to the mayor,” he said. Gacal, who is chair of the city council’s committee on public order and safety, earlier extended assistance to the victim’s family and has been personally monitoring the progress of the case. (Allen V. Estabillo / MindaNews)

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FASTRAC, now joined by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), is tasked to provide “on-demand advisory services and access to the most relevant national and international expertise to contribute and help move forward with the peace process especially in the drafting of the Basic Law that will reflect the Bangsamoro people’s aspirations for genuine autonomy while establishing the basis for efficient and accountable government,” UN Resident Director Luiza Carvalho said during the launch. A Consultative Committee composed of representatives from the GPH and MILF peace panels, donor partners, and the ICG will “provide strategic guidance to the facility, agree through consensus on quarterly work plans, and review progress

Turn over Ceremony of AusAid funded school buildings in Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City By: Jeangelyn J. Castillon, MT-I, Northeast I-A Central School

The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) turned over school buildings in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City last June 25, 2013. AusAID acting minister counselor Elaine Ward and AusAID senior program officer for education, Regan Dagales led the ceremonial turn-over of the buildings in Lumbia Central School, Cagayan de Oro City, together with the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) executive director Rafael C. Lopa. Among those prominent people who attended the ceremony were the Deped Regional Director, Allan G. Farnazo, and Schools Division Superintendent of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, Elena M. Borcillo and Randolph B. Tortola respectively. PBSP implemented the project in six elementary schools, to include Lumbia Central School, Bonbon Elementary School in Cagayan de Oro City and Northeast 1A Central School, Iligan City East 1 Central School, Luinab Elementary School and Iligan City Central School in Iligan City. “One component which is very important among the aids of the AusAid is the donation of school

The PTA, teacher, school principal and pupil of Northeast I-A Central School together with the schools division superintendent, regional director, executive director of PBSP and AusAid acting minster during the turn over ceremony. Photo by: Jeangelyn J. Castillon

buildings,” Elaine Ward, AusAid acting minister said during the turn over ceremony. She added that they have thirty-six resilient classroom built with quality and it is their goal to help normalize the school being affected by typhoon Washi. Along its goal, they wanted to bring school in the heart of community and in turn bringing the community in the heart of school. Because of these newly constructed classrooms, life will be rebuilt and dreams will be reestablished. Meanwhile, the executive director of PBSP, Rafael C. Lopa said that amidst the tragedies that once strucked Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City, he still saw

the hope of school. Seeing a child looking at the destroyed school one day when he visited in Iligan City made him realized a devastation of a dream. Thus, it was a blessing that they became a channel of blessings that can help in any way they can. “It is so powerful to dream what to happen in life but if we stop dreaming, dream is not realized. Imagination plus action equals transformation. It is only then we can change our life and our country,” Rafael said. The package of assistance includes bags and assorted school supplies for the children and learning guides plus instructional materials for teachers.

and results of the support provided.” MILF peace panel chair Mohagher Iqbal, concurrent Bangsamoro Transition chair and chair of the FASTRAC Consultative Committee, told the Consultative Committee via Skype that he hopes the signing of the Annex on Revenue Generation and Wealth Sharing “will push faster the pace of our work.” “To recall and give emphasis, this Facility has been conceptualized to address the asymmetry in terms of capacity between the MILF and the GPH. While the GPH enjoys enormous resource both fiscal and human as well as a wealth of experience, the MILF is just starting in this venture. This Facility therefore looks at deploying technical expertise to the MILF and its agencies so that the MILF can smoothly transition from rebels to governance and cope up with all the accompanying skills and knowledge acquisition that will be required in this challenging process,” he said. He also noted how they “must reckon with the herculean task of building a bureaucracy for the Bangsamoro and the accompanying task of allowing a massive public participation process for the Bangsamoro people so that we can as one nation own this process,” he said. The parties are currently engaged in negotiating the contents of the two remaining annexes to the FAB on Power Sharing and Normalization. According to the FASTRAC Interim Work Plan, the MILF is seeking support from FASTRAC on four points: support to the political negotiations process, through technical notes on the still unresolved issues; support to the transition to the Bangsamoro through mapping of priority areas for intervention and current partner support; conceiving a ministerial form of government as both sides had earlier agreed that this would be the form of government of the Bangsamoro; and support to the Transition Commission in preparing the Bangsamoro Basic Law.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of spouses, CLAUDIO D. SAGRADO, SR. and MELECIA SAGRADO, who both died intestate on T. Calo Extension, Butuan City, on June 23, 1988 and April 28, 2007, respectively, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 290-C-4-E-5-B-1, Psd13-000117) situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT32686 issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City containing an area of 95 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and executed by decedents Claudio D. Sagrado, Sr. and Melecia Sagrado’s heirs and legitimate children, namely, Letecia Sagrado Gordon, Claudio D. Sagrado, Jr., Rogelio D. Sagrado, Melvin D. Sagrado, Teresita D. Sagrado Llagas, Myrna Sagrado Awayan, Cristy Sagrado Saludo, and Limwell D. Sagrado, per Doc. No. 475; Page No. 95; Book No. XVIII; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Roger C. Reales, Notary Public. MDN: July 23, 30 & Aug. 6, 2013

On August 1, three days after the Consultative Committee meeting via Skype, senior members of the MILF led by Iqbal visited the UN office in Makati City for another meeting with Matt Stephens and Nick Leffer of the World Bank joining, to discuss the next steps. The delegation included MILF peace panel member Prof. Abhoud Sayed Lingga, Ustadz Ibrahim Ali of the Transition Commission (TC) and Atty. Naguib Sinarimbo, a member of the MILF peace pnael’s Technical Working Group on Normalization and UN Senior Advisor to FASTRAC. (Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews)

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Quezon City Office of the City Prosecutor last July 28, 2013, Marie attests that along with Monfero and several other councilors, she had been offered to stay at a colleague’s house while attending a 5-day course on local legislation at the UP-NCPAG. In her affidavit, Marie attests that on June 28, 2012 at around 6:00 am, Monfero entered the room that Marie was occupying, pinned her down while kissing her breasts and forcefully inserted his finger into the victim. Rep. Emmi de Jesus meanwhile said that GABRIELA has also offered counselling services for the victim. “It is important that she remain strong as the case progresses. We hope that her quest for justice will serve to inspire other victims of rape and sexual abuse to come out and pursue justice,” said de Jesus as she vowed that Gabriela will give their full support until they get the needed justice. philippine news agency

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stability. He said a two-way communication between the BSP and its various constituents is essential not only in formulating and implementing policies but also in pursuing common goals or advocacies. This award from IABC Philippines actually came at very opportune time as communication and collaboration with stakeholders were the focal points of BSP’s very own recognition program. Last July 16, the BSP held its 10th Stakeholders Awards Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch, wherein it gave away 71 awards to institutions that have contributed and supported its s tatis ti c al un der tak in gs, information requirements, and advocacy programs. These are banks, corporations, government institutions, and organizations that consistently and efficiently responded to the studies and activities that the BSP conducts. Among these studies were the quarterly Consumer Expectations Survey and Business Expectations Sur vey among thousands of households and companies. Tetangco revealed that results of these information-intensive studies are factored in when the Monetary Board sets policy rates and inflation targets. Communication is also key in the implementation of BSP’s guidelines and policies for the banking community. Examiners are strategically designated among the thousands of banks and non-bank

financial institutions under BSP’s jurisdiction to ensure compliance. The BSP also immediately posts its issuances, publications, and other announcements on its website for the benefit of the banks and also of the media and other concerned parties. F i n a l l y, c o m m u n i c a t i o n p l ay s a n i m p o r t a n t r o l e i n finding common grounds and collaborating in advocacy efforts. Among BSP’s causes that have immensely benefitted from keeping an open line with our stakeholders are the microfinance program to reach the “unbanked,” the coin recirculation and clean banknotes program, the fight against counterfeit money and financial scams, and finally, its financial literacy program. Truly, we can say that the excellent communication between BSP and its stakeholders has helped a lot in attaining our strong economic growth. After all, as we have stated time and again, the task of growing our economy is a team effort. Meanwhile, these awards r e c e i v e d b y Te t a n g c o a n d BSP’s outstanding stakeholderrespondents will ser ve as reminders of how communication and working hand in hand can bring us far and through any challenge or uncertainty.

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are enough proof to pinpoint smugglers, and, if the government is sincere in its attempt to stop smuggling altogether, it can simply stop issuing permits and licenses for these smugglers to import even just a centavo worth of any good or product. That should stop smuggling once and for all. -oooSMUGGLERS AS CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTORS: Unfortunately, however, we all know that the Bureau of Customs and the Aquino government will not---or cannot---do all these. Whether we care to admit it or not, most if not all of the known smugglers in this country are the biggest campaign contributors of many politicians, and even the most powerful “padrinos” of people who get appointed to sensitive positions in government. Allowing smugglers to continue with their criminal acts is but a way to repay them with the favors---financial or otherwise---that have been given to politicians and to those in power. Surely, under the present system of patronage politics in the Philippines, there appears to be no solution to the curse of smuggling hereabouts. Unless, of course, if our people would learn to humble themselves before God, seek Him through His Bible, and obey His commands all over again. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God, through the Bible, assures each one of us: “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and cast away the curses from their land.” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:, mmauriciojr111@

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body in the gathering of evidences, Mijares said. Mijares confirmed that the Task Force Arcade created by the Philippine National Police (PNP) regional command has already the names of possible suspects in the bombing at the Limketkai’s Rosario Arcade here. Investigators, however, want to build a very tight case against the suspect(s) before charges could be filed with the court here, Mijares added. The police has released the computer generated composite of the suspects who possibly planted an improvised explosive device that exploded 12 days ago at the Rosario Arcade in Limketkai Complex here. He said that the law enforcers welcomed the P 2 million reward money offered by the city government that would lead to the arrest and the subsequent filing of charges against the suspects in court. City Mayor Oscar Moreno last week announced that the city government was raising a P 2 million reward money to any person or group who could provide accurate information identifying and leading to the arrest of the suspects in the bombing. “The offer would definitely flood the police department with all forms of information and whereabouts of the suspects,” Mijares said. However, he said, the investigative body would be very careful in the validation of all information to determine its credibility. “We do not want to arrest the wrong person or group because of unsubstantiated information otherwise all our efforts in resolving the case would be useless,” Mijares added. He said that at the moment, the task force is not certain whether the bombing was a handiwork of a terrorist or terrorists. One thing is certain ‘though, the police and all other coordinating investigative agencies were working very closely and very carefully to resolve the case, he said. Mijares said that neither a timetable was set or when the suspect(s) would be arrested and charged in court. “Definitely, the task force is getting closer to solving the case,” he said. A powerful improvised explosive device reportedly made of an 81 milimeter

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mortar exploded in the vicinity of Kyla’s Bistro at the Rosario Arcade in Limketkai Complex Friday night on July 26. Eight people, including a public official and two doctors, were killed while 44 others were wounded in a bomb blast that rocked the otherwise peaceful port capital of Cagayan de Oro in recent years. CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

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Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA). Santos C. Barote, President of CMDC, said their firm had a memorandum of agreement with SMGC wherein they ceded to the former the exploration, utilization of nickel, chromite, and other mineral resources found in the mining area, subject to payment of royalty. CMD C accused the SMGC of alleged nonpayment of royalty within the specified period and blatantly violating environmental law. CMDC then sought to terminate the operating agreement with SMGC. CMD C alleged that SMGC continued its extraction of ore and shipped it abroad. But the SMGC corporate secretary Jacqueline Mel De Leon, told the court that their company has not conducted any mining operation. “ The corporation is conducting rehabilitation; that there’s no truth to the allegation of petitioner that the company conducted clandestine operation,” she said. She added that their corporation is mindful of the suspension order, adding the shipment is actually part of the rehabilitation program as per directive from the MGB dated March 25, 2013. She said the MGB directive stated that the corporation is allowed to ship out stockpiles consisting of 200,000 weights metric tons adding that the shipping was covered with an export permits for the purpose,” she said. In a three-page order, the court said that the SMGC violated the environmental laws, rules and regulation. “Defendant’s defense that the shipment of ore is part of the rehabilitation program as per directive of MGB dated March 25, 2013 is not tenable. While the MGB directive allowed defendant to ship out 200,000 weight metric tons (WMT)

of ore stockpile, there is no showing that it is part of the alleged rehabilitation program. “There is no proof of a rehabilitation program, as defendant’s witness failed to state the same in her judicial affidavit. But then, even granting for the sake of argument that the shipping out of 200,000 WMT of ore is part of the rehabilitation program, the defendant is not allowed to extract ore in the guise of rehabilitation, as what is allowed by the directive is only to ship ore from the stockpile,” the court said. The court also ordered “stockholders, officers, employees or representative (of SMGC) to cease and desist from operating and likewise for the issuance of a writ of preliminary mandatory injunction directing the defendant and any of its stockholders officers, employees or representative to vacate from the mining area in order not to further commit illegal activities which would endanger the MPSA of the plaintiff.” The court also ordered SMGC to post a bond in the amount of one million pesos to answer for whatever damages it may incur. ROEL CATOTO/MindaNews

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Infantry Division, told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the latest attack, but it occurred just 10 days after a deadly bombing at Kyla’s Bistro Bar in Cagayan de Oro City, also in southern Philippines, that killed 8 people and wounded 48 others. Authorities would not say whether the attack in Cagayan de Oro was connected to the latest bombing. It was unknown whether the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters and former Moro National Liberation Front rebels, who are opposed to the government peace talks with the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front, are involved in the attack. In June, a grenade was also lobbed at a military encampment in Cotabato City, although no casualties were reported. The city had been bombed by rebels many times in the past and there were also some attacks that authorities said were connected to political rivalry and clan war. Last year, an improvised explosive assembled from

81mm mortar bomb went off in Cotabato City and military and police blamed the attack on the shadowy groups Bangsamoro Independence Movement and Bangsamoro Youth Movement. Cotabato City, once tagged by the United States as a “doormat” for terrorists in the southern Philippines, is one of the most dangerous places in Mindanao with killings occurring almost every day and had been a target of terror attacks in recent years. (Al Jacinto)

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medical representatives, they knew they were suffering from post stress disorder and sought medical help,” she said. Ferrariz said the three were given medical attention until Wednesday when they have to leave for Manila to attend the burial of one of their colleagues. She said they are hoping the three will come back to continue their psychological treatment. In light of this development, Ferrariz said the Philippine Mental Health Association has offered its expertise for every survivor who thinks is suffering from post stress disorder because of the bombing. Eight people, including the provincial member of Misamis Oriental, were killed while 44 others were wounded, mostly medical professionals attending the midyear convention of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians in a bomb explosion that rocked the Rosario Arcade in the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City Friday night two weeks ago. FROILAN GALLARDO/MindaNews

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Tagoloan, and Pulangi Rivers for irrigation, DENR-10 regional executive director Ruth M. Tawantawan said on Monday. She said that the river also supports the operation of the Pulangi Hydroelectric Power which supplies 25 percent of Mindanao’s power needs aside from keeping the biodiversity resources on Mt. Kitanglad, the highest peak in the province of Bukidnon. Tawantawan said that the provincial and local government officials DENR already pledged their commitment of support during the recent meeting at Malaybalay City which paved the way for the implementation of the

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project this year. “We welcome this opportunity to work in partnership with the local government units (provincial, municipal and barangay) and funding institutions in the rehabilitation of our watersheds and provide livelihood opportunities to target communities,” Tawantawan said. The project was funded by the Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations Development Program – Global Environment Facility, and Climate Change Fund. Tawantawan said that the project aims to reduce and reverse degradation of watersheds and associated environmental ser vices caused by forest denudation and unsustainable farming practices, at the same time providing incentives to local communities, LGUs and the DENR for improving natural resource management by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits. The project covers the Muleta-Kalatungan, Manupali, Malaybalay – Impasugong, Talakag, Baungon and Sumilao sub-watersheds, all in the province of Bukidnon. The project components include river basin and watershed management and investment planning; small holder and institutional investments in forest protection and conservation, reforestation, rehabilitation and improvement of rural structure; strengthening of river basin and watershed management capacity and related governance; and project management and support services. Part of its mechanisms are payments for environmental services, including water regulation, soil conservation, carbon offsets and biodiversity; income generation from sustainable use and management and value-added processing of timber and non-timber products; improvement of natural resource productivity; and improvement of climate resilience in the project watersheds,Tawantawan added. GERRY GORIT, Staff Member


Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Spiritual death Special Gospel of the day: Matthew9:18-26(August5, 2013-Monday) Matthew 9:18-26-While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and [so did] his disciples. And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind [him], and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land: The main focus of this gospel is the “healing grace of Jesus” by curing the sickly woman and the dead child. This is all about physical diseases and physical death that refers to our human hood. Take note, in Ecclesiastes12:7-9-we are composed of two equal parts, body and soul. The truth is, we are particular of “external disease and physical death,” but we never mind of our “spiritual disease and spiritual death.” In 2 Corinthian13:5- let us examine our individual life if our soul is not dead. In 1 Timothy 5:6-But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. This woman is alive but dead in her spirit. Believe me, we are like this woman in many times: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

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Police, local execs hail Cebu’s successful hosting of Cobra Ironman 70.3 CEBU CITY, Aug. 5 (PNA) -- Police and local officials considered Cebu's second hosting Sunday of the Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 a success. Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Danilo Constantino said the international race participated in by over 2,000 athletes from 36 countries went off without a major hitch. But the race caused massive traffic jams in Metro Cebu as organizers and the cities of Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Cebu and Talisay closed the 90-kilometer route for the bike race from all human and vehicular traffic from 5 a.m. to 12 noon Sunday. The swimming and running portion of the event were held in Lapu-Lapu City. Constantino applauded the close coordination among the Philippine National Police (PNP), local government units (LGUs) and organizers of the event, which was held for the second straight year in Cebu. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, main host of the Cobra Ironman 70.3, described the event as "a huge success" and thanked the 25,000 students who "braved the inclement weather to cheer on the triathletes." She also thanked the police, traffic personnel, barangay officials and clean-up crews. "I am thankful to the people of Lapu-Lapu for their understanding as they were inconvenienced by the road closures. We have set the bar even higher this year and we have a bigger hosting challenge next year as we attempt to outdo ourselves," Radaza said in a statement. Hundreds of policemen, traffic enforcers, barangay tanods and paramedics were deployed during the race to handle crowd control and security of the local and international athletes, including some celebrities. Constantino said police personnel will continue to be deployed where some of the participants are expected to stay in Cebu longer. "They may want to visit our beaches here or go to other tourist spots," Constantino said. (PNA) PTR/EB

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tuesday | august 6, 2013 EDITOR: CHENG ORDOÑEZ

5 GMs, 1 GM-elect banner 3rd Mindanao Open chess tourney in Kidapawan City DAVAO CITY -- Five grand masters, a GM-elect and two international masters are already confirmed to play in the 3rd Mindanao Open Chess Championships scheduled August 28 to September 1 at the North Cotabato Provincial Capitol Conference Room in Amas, Kidapawan City. Tournament director Dr. Ted Calica said they are GMs Oliver Barbosa, Mark Paragua, Darwin Laylo, John Paul Gomez and Richard Bitoon. Also confirmed to see action are GM-elect Ronald Dableo, IM Oliver Dimakiling and IM Kim Yap. Calica said they are expecting more than 100 players including national masters from all over the country. Bitoon and Laylo were the champions in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

A total cash prize of P132,000 will be given to the top 15 finishers. The champion will earn P50,000 and a trophy; 1st runner-up P25,000; 2nd runner-up P15,000; 3rd runner-up P10,000; 4th runner-up P7,000; 5th runner-up P5,000; 6th runner-up P4,000; 7th runner-up P3,000; 8th runner-up P2,000; and 9th to 14th runners-up with P1,000 each. Special awards of P1,000 and a medal each will be given to the best male kiddie, female kiddie player, male junior, female junior and senior player. "The nine-round Swiss Swiss Open event has become a major part of the Foundation Anniversary of the province, which will observe its 99th Foundation this year," Calica said.

It is organized by the provincial government under re-elected Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza in coordination with the Kidapawan Chess Club, Inc., and Batch 85 of Notre Dame of Kidapawan Boys and Girls HS Alumni Association Inc. Registration fee is P400 for nonCotabato residents and P200 for Cotabato residents. Deadline of registration is on Aug. 28, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. All entries must be submitted by email to or personally to the following persons: Dr. Ted P. Calica, president Kidapawan Chess Club, Inc., (09392632482) and (064 2885746); IM Reggie Olay (09236691413/09219250391), Michelle Pascual (09193424080) and Ronald Olay (09214145165). (PNA)

Big Bikers Unity Ride Set Aug 23 24 in Iloilo IT’S final, says the organizers and host of the 22nd Visayan Unity Ride of the motorcycle club members of the Visayan Confederstion of Bigbikers, Phils., a federation of elite motorcycle clubs in the Visayan Islands numbering more than 30 clubs with Cebu’s Rolando Ting as its president. Local club host, Iloilo Motorcycle Club, through its club president, Cyrus John Tantiongco, is inviting all the club members of the confederation to drive to Iloilo City on August 23-24, 2013, for the gathering of Visayas big bikers at Plazuela de Iloilo, the official venue of the event. The event serves as a sports tourism event and the big bikers become the tourism endorser of the country as they literally travel on their elite motorcycles and see the Philippines on sight, says Event Director Toots Jimenez Jr., who is commissioned by the host club to handle this event in Iloilo City. Among the activities included in the event are a bike ride to different towns and passing through the impressive Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town. Another ride will be to the south side, passing different towns on

the second day. The traditional gathering of the big bikers on August 24 will bring together their acts of camaraderie, brotherhood, and the exchange of experiences, focusing as well on the importance of safety driving along the highways. Various motorcycle companies have shown their support to the event. Plazuela de Iloilo, owned by the family of radio mogul Rogelio Florete Sr., has extended their full support to this event, realizing that the big bikers visit to Iloilo is a tourism promotion for the city. Plazuela de Iloilo will provide a special parking space for the big bikes to the viewing delight of its customers who will surely be amazed by the elegance of these big bikes. For queries, interested parties may email to tootsjimenez@ or contact 0917. or 0918. or 0943.3956.999. Supporting the event are Department of Tourism, Selrahco Management, Plazuela de Iloilo, San Miguel Brewery, Harley Davidson, BMW, Kawasaki, Aprilia. Event is managed by Micro Ad Management.

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