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First Provincial Eyesight Board officers sworn in By Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

TANDAG CITY -- The first set of officers of the Provincial Eyesight Board (PEB) took their oath recently during its quarterly meeting held at the Provincial Governors Conference Room, Capitol, this city.

The pioneer officials who took their oath before Governor Johnny Pimentel are Rosalinda “Lilies” Pimentel (Chair); Dr. Romeo de los Reyes of the Provincial Health Office (Co-chair); Mary Vil Crus (Secretary); Sangguniang Panlalawigan

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Spain sets news project in Caraga

GUSAN DEL SUR -- The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said 282 of the 1,311 barangays in Caraga Region are affected by illegal drug menace, while 195 barangays are already moderately affected. PDEA Regional Director Erwin Ogario said only 59 barangays are slightly affected by the drug menace, while 28 barangays are seriously affected as of May this year. “There are only two most popular drugs that are proliferating in the region, namely Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, otherwise known as shabu; and cannabis or Marijuana,” Director Ogaria added. He is saddened by the

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fact that “while drugs are believed to be coming from South of Mindanao, Cebu and Metro Manila, distribution in Caraga Region is believed to be coming from Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur.” Director Ogario also said, while series of raids were conducted in Agusan del Sur, there still exist marijuana plantations in the hinterlands (name of municipality withheld) and are subject FISHING VILLAGE KIDS - Little girls play underneath a fishing net in the remote village of for confirmation and Karihatag, Malimono, Surigao del Norte. The fishing community is known for its protection DRUG | page 11

of the established five-hectare marine sanctuary. (MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto/asf)

Six Chinese nabbed on illegal mining By Chris V. Panganiban Regional Editor

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur--- Six Chinese nationals were arrested on Saturday night by local policemen for their involvement with illegal mining operation near Mt. Magdiwata watershed that destroyed the waterways of a river in a remote village of this town. CHINESE | page 11


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DAR, Surigao Sur University ink project agreement BY Gil Miranda

TANDAG CITY – The Deparment of Agrarian Reform in Agusan del Norte and the Surigao del Sur State University (SDSSU) have agreed to ensure viability of the project proposals submitted by two cooperatives, under the Agrarian Reform Community and Enterprise Support Services (ARCCESS) project. In a ceremony at the board room of SDSSU here, The six Chinese nationals at the police station after their Agusan del Norte Provincial arrest (Chris V. Panganiban)

Agrarian Reform Officer Andre Atega and University President Remegita Olvida signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) providing technical assistance, such as agricultural and agri-business instruction to proponents, as well as conduct research and evaluation of the projects. The MOA covers assessment of the organizational, enterprise needs and design of the Rice Production and Palay Trading project proPROJECT | page 11

BUTUAN CITY – The Spanish government is renewing its development endeavors with the Philippine government, through another project called the Local Empowerment and Development towards Governance (LEaDGov). To be implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) this year, the project is through the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID). In relation to advancing the community-driven development (CDD) processes of DSWD’s antipoverty project KalahiCIDSS (Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services), LEadGov aims to strengthen the capacities of local government units (LGUs) in facilitating inclusive and participatory processes that capture and integrate the priority needs of poor communities into local government poverty reduction plans. According to KalahiCIDSS Deputy National Project Director Camilo G. Gudmalin, LEaDGov SPAIN | page 11

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I am prepared for employment – C4TP grad


By Robert E. Roperos

UTUAN CITY - A graduate of the Cash for Training Project (C4TP), a partnership program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) claimed, the program has prepared him to compete with professionals for employment. Crispiniano Sajor Jr. from Malimono, Surigao del Norte could not help but express his gratefulness for being one of the beneficiaries of the C4TP and was able to finish Automotive/Driving NC II. During the culmination program at the Provincial Convention Center in Surigao City, Sajor gave such impression in front of the 438 graduates, municipal mayors of the province, TESDACaraga Regional Director Florencio Sunico Jr., and DSWD-Caraga Regional Director Minda Brigoli. Sajor recalled that when he started training in February 2013, he thought that employments were only for those who have college degrees. Now, he is reaping the fruits of what he has sown to prepare him for a better future, as he is about to receive his Training Certificate from TESDA Provincial

Training Center in Surigao del Norte. Sajor stated that as he went on with the training, he realized that his skills in auto mechanic and driving were totally developed and he is confident that he can already compete with professionals in acquiring jobs because TESDA has fully equipped him – skills, personality, and the right attitude. “Over the past three months, I have come through these doors to grow, build, comprehend and learn. Through the power of relations, I have grown socially, physically and mentally. Through the power of compassionate teaching, I can say that I am now prepared for employments here and abroad,” Sajor said. He further said this is another step of his vocation which will develop his potentials and aptitudes into becoming responsible leader of the country.

“For this, I am forever thankful to TESDA and DSWD for being the instrument of my success next to God,” Sajor added. Sajor ended by quoting Helen Keller, an American author who was the first

deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree “The worst thing that could ever happen to a person is to have eyes but fail to have a vision’… I believe that God prepared success for everyone. It only depends

CASH FOR TRAINING - Crispiniano Sajor Jr., one of the 439 trainees under the Cash for Training Project (C4TP) of TESDA and DSWD, shows his Certificate of Training Completion. This, during the culmination program held recently at the Surigao del Norte Provincial Training Center in Surigao City. (TESDA-13 photo/asf)

on the person who knows how to envision his future,” Sajor said. When asked on his next moves after graduation, he said he wants to put up his own machine shop in their town in Malimono so that

he can also help others especially the youth of his age to fulfill their dreams and aspirations and like him, can be productive citizens of their community. (NCLM/ RER, TESDA-Caraga/PIACaraga/asf)

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Agency for International Development and Cooperation (AECID). The program also aims to contribute to women’s empowerment and participation in claiming human rights, in synergy with duty (government) and moral bearers like the academe, non-government organizations and the media. The 2013 Program Caucus aims to foster multi-stakeholder synergies on gender equal participation advocacy by sharing best practices and identifying convergence zone points. It is co-implemented by PILIPINA (Ang Kilusan ng Kababaihang Pilipino) and Miriam-College Women and Gender Institute (WAGI). During the caucus, program directions and Gender and Development (GAD) initiatives will be presented, based on practical and strategic gender needs of women rights holders in target areas from the 2012 Program Caucuses. (NCLM, PIA-Caraga/ asf)

PhilDRRA launches gender equality project BUTUAN CITY -- The Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA) Mindanao has launched a project to further empower women. It is called “Promoting Equality & Strengthening Women's Participation in Local Government Project, which will be implemented in 14 barangays of Kitcharao, Santiago and Tubay towns, and Butuan City. The activity was made through the 2013 Agusan del Norte Program Caucus, with the aim of promoting collaborative synergies among its stakeholders. Program Coordinator Clementine Louise S. Novales said the project is part of Paz y Desarrollo’s Regional Program to Promote Gender Equality in Political Participation in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Philippines, East Timor and Vietnam (AECID 10-CO1029) funded by the Spanish

SOHOTON CAVES - Participants to the "Ridge to Reef Walk" squeeze through the Sohoton Caves toward the coastal village of Karihatag in Malimono, Surigao de Norte on June 08, 2013. Seventy individuals from different government offices and NGOs joined the activity, organized by the German Development Cooperation and the Surigao NGO Coalition of for Development Inc. to raise environmental awareness. (MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto/asf)

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Sculpting childhood heroes By TYRONE A. VELEZ of

MINDANAO Daily-Davao correspondent Tom Arguelles Caballero (left) and broadcaster Celso Balmera (right) strike a pose with former Secretary of the Southern Philippine Press Club, Inc. (SPPCI) Ma. Ana “Bing” Sumatra Altamira (middle), who is now the press information officer of Governor Claude Bautista of Davao del Norte. Caballero and Balmera earlier paid courtesy call to the governor at the capitol in Digos City.

DAVAO City––While fans of comic superheroes get to collect comic books, trading cards, DVDs or toy figures, even going to great lengths to buy these things, one fanatic makes interestingly otherwise. Harold Soriaga, a working father of two, sculpts his favorite characters in ceramic and clay. After starting his hobby eight years ago, he has now around 50 sculptures. His works were exhibited last June 13 to 19 at the Abreeza Mall. Many

Davaoeños at first thought they were looking at a collection of imported sculptures, only to find out they were created by one local hobbyist. Indeed, Soriaga’s works showed great details in costumes, muscled frames and poses of popular characters from DC such as Batman, Superman and Justice League and from Marvel like Wolverine, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and Spiderman. And he was surprised to get so many positive reactions. “There was even a priest who said these reminded him of his childhood days when they would

wear superhero costumes,” Soriaga told davaotoday. com. Surprisingly, this Davao native has no formal schooling in sculpture. He shared that he picked up this hobby after his son’s birthday when he made a figure of Batman using Plaster of Paris. He added that using a substance not intended for sculpture was not easy, “(I) just made a lump of muscles and a pair of slit as eyes. That was my Batman.” And that experience prodded him to learn how to sculpt by researching on methods through the

Internet then doing this during weekends after work. The process starts with making a wire frame for the figure then molding clay into it, then sculpting and adding the details. After this, the figure would be baked to dry, and then finally painted over. Each figure, which is about a foot high, takes about three months to complete. He said he imagines the poses of his figures without copying from drawings or other sculptures, except for the Superman figure dragging up a car while in flight. It takes a lot of patience, See heroes, page 7

‘Have an independence of the mind,’ says film critic who introduced Brocka to Cannes


DAVAO City––Davao filmmakers were told in a meeting Monday with a famous French film historian and critic to “have an independence of the mind, belief in inspiration; don’t calculate, be intuitive, do not accept everything as Bible-truths, be open to ideas, read and travel if you can.” Pierre Rissient, who was credited for introducing Philippine cinema to the international scene by bringing National Artist Lino Brocka’s movie Insiang to Cannes in 1976, seemed to embody those words,

as he wowed an audience of filmmakers, actors and movie enthusiasts in packed 150-seater cinema facility for classic and non-commercial movies, Cinematheque Davao last week. At age 77, he continues to go around countries looking for films, and has been doing pre-screenings for Cannes and other festivals. He has been an influence to Cannes for the past four decades and is credited for promoting directors to the festival including Robert Redford, Clint Eastwood, Quentin Tarantino and Jane Campion.

“I was lucky to see Insiang, I also watched Eddie Romero’s Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon, movies by Mike de Leon and (Ishmael) Bernal. Those were great years, 1976 to 1977, in Philippine Cinema,” Brocka, Romero and Bernal were awarded National Artists for Film for producing outstanding movies in films that won national and international achievements. Rissient also recalled being “amazed by the odd quality” of Bernal’s Nunal sa Tubig an experimental movie about life in a remote fishing village. Thanks to the Film Development

Council of the Philippines-Davao City, Rissient was back in the country 37 years after Brocka became known in the international film. Along with Davao-born director and Cinemanila founder Tikoy Aguiluz, he discussed about Cannes, tips on filmmaking and the direction of Filipino cinema. Rissient admitted that Philippine cinema is in decline since the 1980s, with hollywood blockbusters controlling cinema worldwide. But he credited directors Brillante Mendoza and Aguiluz as new See critic, page 7


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HELPING PROTECT OUR COASTAL RESOURCES: Employees of energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) participate in a mangrove replanting and coastal clean-up drive in Brgy. Silad, Sugbongcon, Misamis Oriental. The activity is part of the company’s employee volunteerism activity and in support of its comprehensive environmental conservation programs. Over the years, Steag have been providing material and funding support for the development and rehabilitation of about 16.4 hectares of mangrove areas in the province. The projects have been implemented in partnership with the concerned municipal LGUs and the provincial government of Misamis Oriental. More than 66,000 propagules have been grown so far in the municipal coasts Sugbongcogon, Villanueva, Balingasag, Gitagum and the cities of El Salvador and Gingoog.

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CEB increases Vietnam, China seat capacity by up to 33%

The Philippines’ leading low-cost carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) increases seat capacity to Hanoi, Vietnam and Guangzhou, China by up to 33%, when it mounts one additional weekly flight to each route due to passenger demand. “Vietnam and China are two of our fast-growing source markets for foreign tourists. We continue to support the government’s tourism goals, with this increased connectivity and Cebu Pacific’s trademark lowest fares. Cebu Pacific currently operates more flights and offers more seats to Vietnam and Guangzhou than any other Philippine carrier,” said CEB VP for Ricky Alegre Rene Azurin Bernard Faustino Dy Pascalan Ginelo Marketing and Distribution Ramon Jacinto John Kerr Joe Meneses Nandy Pacheco Candice Iyog. JC Delos Reyes Ronald Ivan Ruste Wopsy Zamora “This is also in line with SMI awards the new set 2013 editions celebrat- the delivery of more aircraft of Outstanding Profes- ing the many profession- in 2013, as we expand in sionals celebrating their als who contribute to the Asia and the Middle East. These additional flights countries progress. individual successes. The awards are not will provide more flight The professional attributes are promoted in the in any way political or schedule options to guests publication his year’s Na- promoted for purposes booking their flights in tion Builders are composed other than what it simply time for the holidays,” she added. of local entrepreneurs and represents. The airline will operate a The awardees are celforeigners who have estabebrated by SMI as the total of thrice weekly flights lished themselves in the countr y with independent brand arbiter from Manila to Hanoi, unrelenting if not a sus- featuring into accounts starting October 31, 2013. Using an Airbus A319 taining effort to promote the deeds and successes aircraft, the additional of each and every awardee the country and its people. SMI has successfully as narrated in the publi- flight leaves Manila at 10:30pm on a Thursday, and launched the 2012 and cation. departs Hanoi at 1:00am on a Friday. With this frequency increase, CEB offers 33% more seats to Hanoi. CEB is the only airline with direct flights between the Philippines and Hanoi, gateway to the Ha Long Bay, one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. CEB also flies daily from Manila to Ho Chi Minh. Meanwhile, starting November 2, 2013, CEB will operate a total of four weekly flights from Manila to Guangzhou. The additional flight wi l l dep ar t Mani la at

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The 60-hectare Lake Pinamaloy is the source of potable water for the municipality of Don Carlos in southern Bukidnon. It is situated just beside the poblacion. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

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Running around Lake Pinamaloy. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Running around Lake Pinamaloy By Bobby Timonera


eing involved in a project in the southern part of Bukidnon and staying in the area for a few weeks, among my first concerns was to find a place to run, just like what other running addicts would do. The highway amid a rolling terrain with a scenic view is nice, but there’s just too much traffic, heavy trucks and large buses no less in this busy highway. I asked friends in the area, but most recommendations involved track ovals or some parks, which are too short a route for my liking. I don’t wanna be running a place 50 or more times, y’know. Until someone said, “Lake Pinamaloy! You can run around the lake and enjoy the beautiful scenery.” Pinamaloy what?! I’ve seen some of the more famous lakes in Mindanao – Lake Lanao and Lake Dapao in Lanao del Sur, Lake Mainit in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte, Lake Buluan in Maguindanao, Lake Sebu in South Cotabato, Lake Venado and the smaller lakes at Mt. Apo. The artificial lakes in Baloi, Lanao del Norte and the one along the Pulangi River in Bukidnon don’t count, of course, being part of the impounding dams for the hydroelectric plants. After more than a decade of driving around Mindanao for work and for leisure, I’ve never ever heard of Lake Pinamaloy. It’s in the municipality of Don Carlos, I was told, just 10 kilometers away. What?! I’ve driven past Don Carlos several times, done work in neighboring areas, even slept in a lodging house right in Don Carlos once, but I’ve never heard of this lake. The dirt road around the lake, I was told, is 2.7 kilometers long. That’s a nice distance for me. Maybe I’d do eight laps or a little

more, just to slowly stretch my distance after recently joining a 21k fun run, and part of my training for a full 42k marathon in August. So one Sunday towards the end of June, I woke up at 5:00 in the morning and drove to Don Carlos, ready with my running shorts and shirt, three bottles of water, a bottle of Gatorade and some biscuits, because I’m sure to get hungry running 20 kilometers or more. I intended to run barefoot, but, as always, I had huarache running sandals in a sling bag hanging by my back. Upon reaching the poblacion, I asked people along the highway where Pinamaloy is. One told me to just drive straight ahead. But after driving past the poblacion, I wondered why I’ve gone that far, when Google Earth told me it’s just beside the town center. Until one said, “You want to go to Barangay Pinamaloy or Lake Pinamaloy?” Okay! So I drove back, and when I got back to the town center, I was told to just follow the paved road, maybe 300 meters inwards. Whoa! Lake Pinamaloy right in front of me. It’s smallish compared to the lakes I’ve seen, only 60 hectares. It’s just a pond compared to Lake Lanao, even smaller than Lake Sebu. Its serene surface is like one giant mirror, reflecting the clouds with the sun trying to peep through as I got there just a little past sunrise. But unlike most lakes I’ve seen, its water is immaculately clean. Well, it should be clean, and I suppose everybody in the community is helping make sure it stays that way. After all, it’s the town’s source of potable water. I haven’t seen even just one small piece of trash floating. The only things I saw on the surface were beautiful water lilies, a

small fishpen made of bamboo (hope they won’t build more!), and a few drums owned by the water district. Surrounding the lake are trees, trees and more trees, such that most of the road is under a canopy of trees. Literally cool! Planted, I’m sure, as I see a lot of gmelina, some falcatta and young mahogany trees. I saw a handful of people fishing using hook and line, even though I later saw a sign saying that fishing is prohibited. I’m no expert, but maybe if controlled, hook and line fishing should just be fine. What happens if the fish get too many in that small lake? Time to run! Had the circumferential road been paved, I would have run barefoot, as I

usually do. I actually tried barefoot at first, because the mud looked really fun as I came in the morning after a rain. But before completing one lap, I wore my sandals. There were lots of crushed gravel and sharp limestone along the way that hurt my feet. Add to that a few broken Tanduay bottles in the middle of the road. Glad I broug ht my trusty Lumix LX5 digicam, strapped to my running belt. The place is so beautiful that I had to stop every now and then to take pictures of the scenery, or set up the camera on a miniature tripod to take pictures of myself running. Thus, it became one of my slowest runs – 24 kilometers in almost 4 hours! When my fastest 21k was at 2:19. (That’s slow for many

runners, I know, but I run to have fun and to keep fit, not to win races.) Maybe Don Carlos folks don’t run that much. I met only one lady who walked a few laps, and before her a teenaged girl. But I liked the solitude. Still, I wished I had my running buddies with me. That would have been really fun. I saw a couple looking for a picnic spot, a few young girls and a young family whiling the time away. What else could be done to this lake? Maybe plant more trees. Put up street lamps, and have a few people patrol the circumferential road, including at night. Maybe drinking alcohol should be banned for picnickers. How about paving the


road? I’m not sure, because that would mean more people coming in – for picnic, to walk, to run, to bike – and thus more trash. Unless of course the water district management, or the community, can vigilantly patrol the place. How t o g e t t h e re ? From Cagayan de Oro, just take the bus to Damulog, Kadingilan or Kibawe in Bukidnon, Tacurong in Sultan Kudarat or Koronadal City in S outh Cotabato, then tell the conductor to drop you at Don Carlos. You can also take those buses to Davao, disembark at Maramag, and take a Multicab or a van to Don Carlos. From Davao, take the Cagayan de Oro-bound bus and alight at Maramag. (Bobby Timonera / MindaNews)


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What’s your type?

THINK a minute. It’s been said there are two types of people in the world: Those who come into a room and say, ‘Here I am!,’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are!’ Two very different approaches. One says, “Look at me! I want attention!” The other says, “Tell me about yourself.” One attitude says, “I’m the important one.” The other says, “You’re the important one.” You know, if you want to be the happiest you can be. If you want to live a rich, successful, satisfying life—then live to give and serve others.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer said that how happy we are depends on how much we live for others. In fact, the one word that is the secret to success and the highest level of living is the word “others.” But if we’d rather have a small, empty, boring life, then we can think only about ourselves and what we need and want. The problem with this self-centered kind of living is that even though we get and keep everything for ourselves, we’re never completely satisfied or happy; so we don’t make others happy either. Even God Himself said that He did not come into the world to be served,

but to serve others—even to the point of giving His own life for our wrongs, since He Himself had no wrongs to die for. Jesus Christ was constantly helping, healing, comforting, counseling, and forgiving others. He lived, died, and came back to life all for others. And even now, He is constantly praying for others, which includes you and me. Jesus Christ became a human being to show us how to be happy and live successfully by living for others. He explained that it’s only when we give and share our life with others that we ourselves can finally be happy and satisfied.

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Jhan Tiafau Hurst So this Christmas, why don’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for all your wrongs and living for yourself. Then ask Him to help you start living His right, successful way: to serve, help, and give to others. You‘ll be the happiest one for it. Just Think a Minute.

A time to celebrate, save

THE whole Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) was in a festive mood last Wednesday (July 3) during the celebration of the institution’s 20th anniversary. In a rare opportunity, members of team BSP were able to spend some time off from work to mark the milestone together. The highlight of the celebration was the anniversary program, which featured a theatrical performance by BSP’s homegrown talents. Using the music of the classic Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody,” they sang about inflation, remittances, and monetary policy tools. It was a light and fun approach to economics that ordinary Filipinos would enjoy and appreciate. And by no means was it an easy task. In fact, explaining and imparting banking and economic concepts to noneconomists can be quite challenging. This is why BSP puts extra effort and creativity in promoting financial literacy among Filipinos. Through seminars, trainings, and exhibits organized by BSP’s Corporate Affairs Office and Economic and Financial Learning Cen-

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye ter, many Filipinos have been educated about basic financial activities such as spending, saving, and investing. However, the leadership of BSP believes that financial knowledge should be imparted to the public as early as possible in their lives. They should be taught these lessons in school, while they are still developing “money habits.” The BSP is already doing this through a partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). The two government institutions have come up with a financial education program, which incorporates in the elementary curriculum lessons on money management and basic economics. Last week, the BSP and DepEd released a joint message in celebration of

the National Savings Consciousness Week. This was published in newspapers, posted in social media, and read aloud to all public and private elementary and secondary schools during the flag ceremony. The message served as a reminder to the children about the importance of saving. It told the students not to spend all the money they receive. Instead, they should keep a portion of it so that they have money to spend in the future, if ever they need or want to buy something. BSP Gov. Tetangco and DepEd Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro also offered the children two options in saving. First, they can use an old box or can as a coin bank, which they have to keep in a safe place. Or, they can ask their parents to

open a bank savings account under their name. Saving in banks is more advisable as the money is not only kept in a safer place, but is also earning through interest. To inspire the kids further, they also reminded the children about the success of the “Tulong Barya para sa Eskwela” campaign, which did not only teach children to value coins but also raised funds for the building of new classrooms. Through efforts like these, the BSP is able to inch closer to its objective of making each Filipino a productive and responsible participant in the country’s economy. When this finally happens, then the real celebration begins. --Note: My book, Central Banking for Every Juan and Maria is now available in main branches of Fully Booked, Power Books, National Book Store, and University of the Philippines Press. •• You may e-mail us at Past articles may be viewed at

Questions on wealth sharing

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing, but there is only terror…” (Jeremiah 8:15, the Holy Bible). -oooQUESTIONS FOR MILF & GOV’T ON WEALTH SHARING: There is something that baffles me in the wealth sharing scheme signed by the Aquino government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF): is it true, as a report of a major Manila newspaper is saying, that 75% of the incomes that will be earned by the Bangsamoro government that will be put up in Mindanao in 2015 will solely go to the MILF? Here is a portion of that report: “…A 75 percent share in taxes and earn-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio ings from natural resources and metallic minerals in the proposed Bangsamoro entity, and 50 percent from energy and other mineral resources. “These are the terms won by the MILF in the wealthsharing deal it signed with the government late Saturday night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Government chief negotiator Miriam CoronelFerrer said the peace panels finally completed the wealth-sharing annex, with

the lion’s share of earnings in the Bangsamoro going to the MILF.” -oooMORE WARS, INSTEAD OF PEACE? Now, the question here is this: how about the other groups in Mindanao? What share will they have in the earnings of the Bangsamoro entity? And if the MILF will get 75% of all the incomes of the Bangsamoro entity, would that mean that only 25% of those incomes will be used

in running the affairs of government in the region? Will 25% of those incomes be enough to run the region and provide basic services to our countrymen there? These have to be explained right away because of their implications in the country’s long-running search for peace and development in the whole of Mindanao. I mean, if the MILF will get the lion’s share in the earnings of Bangsamoro, would that not enrage other armed groups, like the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), to demand a similar treatment and privilege? And if the government can not grant the same treatment and privilege to MNLF and the other armed wealth | page 7


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The rise of fascism within our midst

the then Bush administration with the justification to launch its borderless ‘war on terror.’ It could be remembered that the US in 2001 was reeling from a crisis that was triggered by the bursting of the high-tech or bubble. In a month’s time, the US Congress passed the Patriot Act, which gave the government broad powers to conduct surveillance, wiretaps, and other forms of intelligence gathering. It allowed indefinite detentions and searches of homes, businesses, and even telephone, email and financial records without the owner’s knowledge. Edward Snowden’s expose’ that the National Secu-

rity Agency (NSA) is spying on US citizens is not new; he just provided an insider information about it. A Truthout article “Why NSA Spying Isn’t New” enumerated some of the intelligence gathering projects undertaken by the US government. This was followed by the practice of kidnapping suspects, also known as extraordinary renditions, detaining and torturing them in secret prisons all around the world. In August 2002 and March 2003, the Bush Administration’s Office of Legal Counsel and the Department of Justice issued legal opinions allowing for enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding or water cure. These legal briefs became knows as the Torture memos. Then there are the drone attacks or the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to launch missile strikes against perceived ‘terrorists.’ According to an article The Strategic Effects of a Lethal Drones Policy: Understanding drones in a broader context published by the website American Security Project, the first drone strike was conducted in November 5, 2002 when a US Predator drone fired a hellfire missile at a car travelling in Yemen killing six people. “Under President Bush there was a drone strike about once every forty days; under President Obama that

increased to one drone strike every four days.” I have written in a previous analysis that since Obama became president, the CIA has conducted nearly 320 drone attacks in Pakistan alone, killing more than 3,000, 900 of whom are civilians, including at least 176 children. Drone strikes do not present the whole picture. There are also the lethal operations being conducted by the Joint Security Operations Command (JSOC). An article ‘Top Secret America’: A look at the military’s Joint Special Operations Command written by Dana Priest and William M. Arkin and published by the Washington Post on September 2, 2011 read: “CIA operatives have imprisoned and interrogated nearly 100 suspected terrorists in their former secret prisons around the world, but troops from this other secret organization have imprisoned and interrogated 10 times as many, holding them in jails that it alone controls in Iraq and Afghanistan.” “Since 9/11, this secretive group of men (and a few women) has grown tenfold while sustaining a level of obscurity that not even the CIA has managed. “We’re the dark matter. We’re the force that orders the universe but can’t be seen,” a strapping Navy SEAL, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said in describing his unit.”

“Two presidents and three secretaries of defense routinely have asked JSOC to mount intelligence-gathering missions and lethal raids, mostly in Iraq and Afghanistan, but also in countries with which the United States was not at war, including Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, the Philippines, Nigeria and Syria.” “The CIA doesn’t have the size or the authority to do some of the things we can do,” said one JSOC operator. “The president has given JSOC the rare authority to select individuals for its kill list — and then to kill, rather than capture, them. Critics charge that this individual man-hunting mission amounts to assassination, a practice prohibited by U.S. law. JSOC’s list is not usually coordinated with the CIA, which maintains a similar but shorter roster of names.” “Created in 1980 but reinvented in recent years, JSOC has grown from 1,800 troops prior to 9/11 to as many as 25,000, a number that fluctuates according to its mission. It has its own intelligence division, its own drones and reconnaissance planes, even its own dedicated satellites. It also has its own cyberwarriors, who, on Sept. 11, 2008, shut down every jihadist Web site they knew.” This is the same command that conducted the lethal raid on Osama Bin

Laden. If you sum this all up, US and non-US citizens are being monitored without their consent and on the basis of secret warrants; arbitrary arrests and extraordinary extraditions (read: forcible abductions), and indefinite detention without trial are being done on a regular basis; torture was made legal; and political assassinations and extrajudicial killings through drone strikes and lethal raids are being ordered with impunity. There is practically a total disregard for the Bill of Rights, human rights conventions and international humanitarian law. If fascism is being equated with authoritarianism, ultranationalism, militarism, and the rule of the extreme right, then there really is a rising fascism. All that is left of the people’s rights is their participation in periodic elections. It is also within the context of what is happening in the US could we better understand why, despite the strong calls for the Philippine government to end the impunity in human rights violations, especially extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and torture, the Aquino administration has not lifted a finger to do so. ( - See more at: the-rise-of-fascism-withinour-midst/#sthash.dOKP862o.dpuf

a character of X-Men. “I did the helmet three times over because each time something goes wrong, I had to start all over again,” he said. Among his collection, Soriaga said Spider Man

was the most difficult to sculpt “with all those lines and webs all over his costume.” His Spidey comes perfect though with the signature crouch and web slinging pose. He also shared that he

gets tips and critique from his wife, Jolla, who paints. His background in mechanical engineering might have helped in this hobby. After his exhibit, he said, there are requests to buy and do more superhero figures.

However, he confessed, “it’s hard to depart from your work.” So he only selects some of his works for sale. He will possibly do a repeat exhibit come December. And what would be in store for his next project?

“I still have to do Iron Man. Aside from superheroes, I want to do Transformers,” Soriaga said. Just like superhero movies, we would like to see that sequel. (Tyrone A. Velez/

Avenues for Reading Adventures


Every now and then teachers and administrators think of new ways in developing/enhancing reading and comprehension skills of pupils. One way of doing so is the use of “Reading Shed” , a new avenue for reading and comprehension skills development. It is a place in the school ground where pupils experience informal reading activities during their remediation time. This is done under the leadership of reading coaches who are the fast readers in a class. The Reading Shed is surrounded by flowering plants facing the school playground. Interesting reading materials from the library hub are available to choose on. Comfortable concrete benches are provided with colorful wooden backrests. The shed is designed to suit children’s interest .To most slow readers, reading is a burden. It is important that they enjoy what they are doing in order to learn. Reading activities should not always be confined indoors. There is more fun reading and learning in the bosom of Mother Nature. Pull-out scheme is another way of improving pupils’ skills in reading and comprehension. The school head /reading teacher or any teacher with vacant time pulls out a slow reader from a class and do one-on-one reading instruction. What’s the use of staying in a classroom where said pupil cannot understand what is being taught because he could hardly read at all. This way the slow reader learns easier through individualized instruction. Making most learning areas reading adventures can better enhance pupils’ reading and comprehension skills development.

groups in Mindanao, will not armed skirmishes erupt anew and therefore waylay the supposed peace accord with the MILF? Will not the proposed peace accord with the MILF bring more war instead in Southern Philippines? -ooo“PORK BARREL A PURE

SCAM”: Here is a reaction on our column on pork barrel irregularities coming from Mar Patalinjug, a Filipino now based in New York, USA: “The present system where annually each Senator gets P200 million and each representative gets P70 million in `pork barrel’ funds, to spend pretty much at their discretion, is pure SCAM. “Time and time again, I decried this system as easily

vulnerable to corruption; it is quite easy, because these Senators and Representatives are self-servingly not required to render a true timely and accurate accounting of these funds, for a good part of these to get diverted to their private bank accounts. “You are right. Stop this corrupt system, and go back to the previous one where the Department of Public Works and Highways and

other agencies which have responsibility for Infrastructure of any kind gets these Funds-- but with much better and stricter transparency and accounting, plus close and timely OVERSIGHT.” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:, mmauriciojr111@

by the combination of aesthetics, interesting characters and great acting. Ever the film buff, he said he wanted to see the classics from National Artist for film Gerry de Leon; he was saddened though that many of de Leon’s films have been destroyed. Aguiluz and Rissient both advised Davao filmmakers to let go of differentiating themselves as either indie or mainstream. “Many would say I want to make an indie movie, but it’s for the audience and critics to say. Many would say it’s a new style, but it

should not be artificially new,” Rissient reminded the young filmmakers. Meanwhile, Aguiluz said “(T)here should be no distinction. Some writers from TV studios would go out and make an indie film, but it will come out like a TV soap opera with indie posturing. The category should be whether you make a good film or bad film.” Aguiluz hailed new directors like Davao’s Arnel Mardoquio, Teng Mangansakan and Sherad Sanchez, who showed Mindanao’s stories and culture.

Mardoquio’s film Ang Paglalakbay ng Bituin sa Gabing Madilim (A Star’s Journey into the Dark Night) recently won best film in Cinemanila and Gawad Urian. Mangansakan’s films Qiyamah (The Reckoning) and “Obscured Histories and Silent Longings of Daguluan’s Children” won awards in the 1st Sineng Pambansa National Film Festival and Cinemanila, while Sanchez won international acclaim for Huling Balyan ng Buhi (Woven Stories of the Other) and Imburnal (Sewer). (Tyrone A. Velez/


Progressive analysts are raising the alarm over the rise of fascism. And they are not referring to neo-nazi groups in Europe, although these are on the rise too especially after the 2008 crisis, and governments in Europe began shifting the blame for the lack in jobs to immigrants. They are referring to the US government. John Pilger of Alternet wrote: “On 11 June, following the revelations in the Guardian by NSA contractor Edward Snowden, Daniel Ellsberg wrote that the US had now “that abyss”. “Snowden’s revelation that Washington has used Google, Facebook, Apple and other giants of consumer technology to spy on almost everyone, is further evidence of modern form of fascism – that is the “abyss”. Having nurtured old-fashioned fascists around the world – from Latin America to Africa and Indonesia – the genie has risen at home. Understanding this is as important as understanding the criminal abuse of technology.” Actually this modernday, high technology-driven fascism has been on the rise since 9/11. And this did not arise from the need to protect America from its perceived enemies. The 9/11 crashing of four planes on US soil just provided

Heroes... from page 3

he noted, to work with clay. “When I do wet clay, I have to do it quickly before it dries,” he explained, citing the helmet of Magneto,

n “CIA operatives have imprisoned and interrogated nearly 100 suspected terrorists in their former secret prisons around the world, but troops from this other secret organization have imprisoned and interrogated 10 times as many, holding them in jails that it alone controls in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

by Milagros Z. Mendoza

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Critic... from page 3

gems in filmmaking. Me n d o z a h a s w o n various international film awards including best director in Cannes in 2009 for Kinatay, while Aguiluz has made renowned movies Boatman, Segurista and Rizal sa Dapitan. He is now promoting indie films through Cinemanila. When asked what is the “it” in a great film, he says it’s everything; he went back to those classics from Brocka, Bernal and Romero, and said he was impressed


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More aid for Mindanao as peace accord looms By IRENE DOMINGO, BusinessDaily reporter with WIRE REPORT

MINDANAO is getting additiona l f inancia l assistance from the World Bank to finance the island’s various agriculture and i n f r a st r uc t u re sec tors on the heels of a senior official’s meetings with the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). In a press briefing Friday, World Bank vice president for East Asia and Pacific region Axel van Trotsenburg has expressed confidence that with peace talks entering the final stage, the road to development will soon be on sight for Mindanao. “We at the Bank think very firmly that peace is the future and it will bring long-term development to the population… We will invest in Mindanao as we have done in the past,” World Bank vice president for East Asia and Pacific region Axel van Trotsenburg told a press briefing. Van Trotsenburg said he met with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

PEACE ACCORD SEALED. With the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) finally came to terms on wealth sharing that sealed the 38th round of Exploratory Talks in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday, it paved the way for Mindanao’s peace and development. photo courtesy of opapp

chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim during his visit to Mindanao last Wednesday. L a s t S a t u r d a y, v a n Trotsenburg met President Benigno Aquino III and his economic ma nagers to d isc u ss t he lender’s commitment, especially to Mindanao. Philippine negotiators and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front f inally signed the


Annex on wealth sharing to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro. After a 12-hour session, bot h par ties signed t he Annex on wealth sharing past midnight of Sunday (July14) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In October last year, the government and MILF signed a framework agreement that will create the Bangsamoro

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

NOTICE is hereby given that AUREA ALIMA SALA, who is the true and lawful owner of certain parcels of land, which she acquired through inheritance from her late father PONCIANO ALIMA, all situated at Barangay Pigdaulan, Butuan City under Tax Declaration No. 08-10-000600109 containing an area of 2.00 hectares, and Tax Declaration No. 08-10-0006-00110 containing an area of 2.00 hectares, has sold, ceded, transferred and conveyed above-described property unto vendee Marcelo S. Gavia for and in consideration of P120,000.00, per Deed of Absolute Sale under Doc. No. 221; Page No. 22; Book No. CII; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.


CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-089


LEA E. AGBAYANI, Respondent, x----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and Respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites April 28, 2001 at Valencia City, Petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was duly Registered with this court he can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at her lawyer resident at 109 Tiano Bros. - Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and NHA Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City respectively: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than seven (7) year already, since 2008, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on April 28, 2001 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE. finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 a. m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2013.

entity in Mindanao, aimed at achieving lasting peace in the region. “ We a r e w i l l i n g t o provide additional support if the national government, loc a l gover n ment s a nd communities will seek that support,” Van Trotsenburg told reporters. He said the World Bank is looking to finance agriculture and infrastructure projects i n t he reg ion, as t hese will generate jobs, make education and health care services accessible, as well as help alleviate poverty. Van Trotsenburg did not say how much funding will be allotted for Mindanao, only citing the $840-million worth of loans provided last year. “We are f lexible. [The amount of funding to be infused into Mindanao will be] defined by substance and how we can make a difference,” he said. ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan Registrar’s Notice re petition filed by Rosalia Makalit for Change of First Name from “ROSALIA” to “CARMELITA” published on June 20, 2013 page 08 and June 27, 2013 page 08, name of petitioner’s father should be TOMAS MAKALIT. Sorry for the inadvertence.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 16, 23 & 29, 2013

MDN: July 2, 9 &16, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CTRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE, FELY CAYOGYOG ELHAMSHARY AND MOHAMED IBRAHIM ISMAII ELHAMSHARY. Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------------------/

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CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-088

ORDER Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Muslim rites on April 15, 2011 at Quezon City and duly registered at Shari’a Circuit Court, Third Shari’a Judicial District, Zamboanga City both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o LARA-MAAGAD LAW OFFICE, 109 Tiano Bros. – Katambagohan, Sts., Cagavan de Oro City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for since May 2011, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs: Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on April 15, 2011 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile: WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 a m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDFRFD. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 16, 23 & 29, 2013

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CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-087

MOISES E. SERRANO AND MISRAIME M. HIYAS-SERRANO, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

FISH! in School by Celieto B. Magsayo FISH in school, anyone? FISH is a philosophy developed by John Christensen, a film maker, author and director of ChartHouse Learning. A known traveler, Christensen came across a fishmongers’ place in Seattle, Washington, USA, called Pike’s Place. He was so amazed with the number of customers frequenting the establishment despite the unpleasant smell wafting in the air considering that it is a fish market. But what intrigued him more is the work ethic demonstrated by the crew who work on a “12-hour shift” basis. As he studied and made documentation entitled “FISH!”, of the place, with permission from the owner Johnny Yokohama, which endeavor gained impressive reviews, he identified four simple principles that made Pike’s Place an overwhelming success. The fishmongers are operating their business using play, make their day, be there, and choose your attitude practices. As an offshoot, the FISH! For Schools! Philosophy came into existence. In my humble opinion, there’s no better time than now to apply these four simple principles in the Philippine setting, too! Play! The striking statement is, “When work is made fun, things get done.” In school, PLAY principle encourages teachers, learners and parents as well, to be enthusiastic, creative and to have FUN in every activity. Good performance is basically a by-product of motivation. If children foresee their lessons as PLAY, it is motivation at its best! Make Their Day! The FISH! Philosophy emphasizes the importance of “YOU MAKE MY DAY!” experience among customers. Teachers and school personnel should walk an extra mile to make pupil’s day “complete” and fulfilled. Teachers embracing the philosophy make every learner special. A child-centered learning approach makes every pupil develops the feeling that he or she is important. Thus, making learning easier and productive. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards of Virginia underscored that, “facilitating learning is not simply a matter of placing young people in educative environments – teachers must also motivate them, capturing their minds and hearts and engaging them actively in learning”. Be There! FISH! Philosophy proposes that BE THERE is equated to “BE PRESENT”. It is the giving of one’s full attention to a task or individual. One of the best gifts that a person can give to his fellow being is his or her one hundred percent undivided attention, while communicating. Be There! is “to be emotionally present to strengthen relationship and communication”. Teachers present themselves as a beacon to the learners, to be there always as a guide and loco parentis. Marzano and Marzano (2003) shared that “teachers who had high-quality relationships with their students had 31 percent fewer discipline problems, rule violations and related problems over a year’s time” compared to teachers who have low-quality relationships with their students. Choose Your Attitude! The FISH! philosophy says that you choose your attitude when you wake up in the morning. It advises people to strive to be nice and friendly everyday, so that one’s “goodness” will spread to others. A positive attitude will subsequently transcend, radiating a positive effect to people whom one comes in contact with. Children learn not solely from what have been taught in their classrooms, but more on what they observed inside the school. Bandura (1977) has this to say, “Most human behavior is learned observationally through modeling: from observing others, one forms an idea of how new behaviors are performed, and on later occasions, this coded information serves as a guide for action.” The teacher’s action or attitude in his or her day to day dealings with the kids, is of utmost importance, for values and good behavior are often “caught than taught.” It has been a perennial experience, particularly in the field of education that internalization and application of new teaching principles do not come in handy. The old classroom practices which are already considered as “culture” usually get in the way. Albeit, FISH! For Schools was designed to “help create safe, effective and refreshingly enjoyable learning environments”. “Healthy and sound school cultures correlate strongly with increased student achievement and motivation, and with teachers’ productivity and satisfaction”, says Stephen Stolp (1994). In sum, applying FISH! Philosophy in the field of academe will greatly aid Department of Education in making schools more productive and effective. This will surely translate to QUALITY EDUCATION, which is an indispensable component in attaining national growth and development. References:

Fish Philosophy, Signs of the Times, September 2012 Lundin, Stephen C, Paul, Harry & Christensen, John; FISH! A Proven Way to Boast Morale and Improve Results (The contributor is an Elementary School Principal presently assigned at Lugait Central School, Division of Misamis Oriental.)


CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-086

MASKIO GIOVANI P. ABENDAÑO AND JOVYLOVE R. RECIÑA, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on September 19, 1996 at Quezon City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba, Tibanga, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over thirteen (13) years already, since early part of 2000, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on September 19, 1996 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2013 at 9.00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City. Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2013.

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on December 18, 2005 at Malaybalay City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can he served with summons and other legal processes related to this ease at their residents at Linamon, Lanao del Norte respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than four (4) years already, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on December 18, 2005 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on July 30, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City. Philippines, this 11th day of July, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 16, 23 & 29, 2013

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: July 16, 23 & 29, 2013

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Lake Mainit transboundary plan enhanced BUTUAN CITY -- The Lake Mainit Development Alliance (LMDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Protected Areas Wildlife Coastal Zones Management Ser vices (DENRPAWCZMS) Caraga has spearheaded a three dayLake Mainit Transbound-

ary Planning Workshop in Cabadbaran City, July 10 to 12, this year. Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator and the LMDA Program Director Arturo M. Cruje considered the workshop as timely since it facilitated the enhancement of LMDA’s Environmental Management

Plan (EMP), through the Biodiversity Partnerships Project (BPP). Cruje added the LMDA needed to revise or update its Plan since it was formulated sometime in 1999. The Plan served as the alliance’s bible that guides the LMDA Program Management and Coordination

Office in the implementation of relevant plans and programs in Lake Mainit Key Biodiversity Area. “There are some approaches, strategies and programs that become inappropriate considering the dynamic shift in environmental situation,” said Cruje.


illegal drugs in neighbouring municipality where the reported marijuana plantation is located,” Director Ogario said. While insurgency is an issue in Agusan del Sur, Dir. Ogario said it is one enabling environment for illegal drugs trade. These traders employ mostly women and children coming from informal and depressed areas believed to be havens of illegal drugs and its distribution. “As of May this year, we have already conducted a total of 79 operations regionwide and have arrested 121 persons whose cases are filed in court. We have also seized both shabu and marijuana amounting to P1,549,152.66 as of May, 2013. Because we do not have benchmark in our operation, and drug problem continue, we cannot also say there is a decrease or increase in the drug trade in Caraga Region,” Dir. Ogario said. (DMS/PIA-Agusan del Sur/jdelpf)

in Mati village that caused the contamination and depleting source of potable water and irrigation for ricefields in nearby Maligaya village. The team confiscated a backhoe used to excavate and destroy the riverbed and banks, a generating set for electricity, steel pipes used to suction water, sand and gravel towards the mine tailings pond and other mining equipment. The suspects managed to scamper away during the raid but the two Filipino workers cooperated with investigators to pinpoint their whereabouts and foiled another attempt to escape the dragnet. Located just a kilometer away from the Magdiwata watershed, the full blast 24-hour mining activities which started barely a month ago had already took an extensive damage to the river banks as the Chinese miners dug up the area with three big backhoes in an effort to follow the gold vein. A security guard which police withheld his identity pending investigation said a Chinese chemist used a pinkish liquid which can easily separate the gold from other minerals while being processed at the tailings pond but which chemical brought from China is believed to be more toxic than mercury and cyanide. The guard disclosed mining operation was intensified after it already produced at least 100 grams of gold a day.(Chris V. Panganiban)

agrarian reform beneficiaries.” Ester Cabalan, OIC chief of the Beneficiaries Development and Coordinating Division, explained that the partnership between DAR-Agusan del Norte and SDSSU “is aimed at assessing the needs of the two organizations to ensure effective implementation of their agri-based projects.” ARCCESS coordinator Raul Hermoso pointed out “We engaged the services of SDSSU knowing their track record and competency in conducting research and evaluation of rural development projects.” In attendance during the signing ceremony were CARPO-RSSD Antonio Meso, Regional Project Engineer Vangie Hanginan and some DARSurigao del Sur personnel. (GM/asf)

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Member Mariano Atacador M.D. (Treasurer); Engineer Edwin Canibida (Auditor) and Dr. Chris Buniel (Executive Director). Members of the board were selected from partner-stakeholders, like the Provincial Social Work and Development Office (PSWDO), headed by May Navidad Salinas; Department of Education Division Superintendent Teofila Cabatuan; Rotary Club President Tandag City Councilor Ruel Momo; Social Action Center-Diocese of Tandag headed by Fr. Bong Galela and the Philippine Information Agency-Surigao del Sur Information Center. Honorary members were also identified to implement Vision 2020-Surigao del Sur : Rep. Philip Pichay (First District) and Rep. Florencio Garay ( Second District); Montero Medical Missions Team Leader Juan Montero II and Dr. George Peyton Neatrour, an ophthalmologist from Virginia, USA. The PEB, which was created by virtue of Provincial Ordinance 29-2011, advocates for “Vision 2020-Surigao del Sur the Right to Sight” being one of the priority programs of the present administration to reduce if not eliminate blindness and visual impairment. PEB members are already finalizing the schedule of the Cataract-Pteryguim Surgical and Eye Care Mission to be held before the end of this month at the Adela Memorial Medical Center. (FEA/NGBT/ PIA-Surigao del Sur/asf)


from page 1 operation by the PDEA, PNP and the Philippine Army. “We have received reports that somewhere in the hinterlands of Agusan del Sur, plantation of Marijuana are vast, and we are confirming their existence as we are organizing the raiding team composed of PDEA, the PNP and the Philippine Army,” he further said. “There are also reports that we receive from concerned citizens about the existence of


from page 1 Police could not yet ascertain the identities of the suspects since only two of them presented identification cards from the Bureau of Immigration that already expired in May this year. Another Chinese national known as Jason Lu believed to be the “big boss” and cofinancier managed to flee towards Davao airport to return to China. Two local residents who worked with them positively tagged the suspects now detained at the town jail after they accompanied operatives to raid their residence at the town center. Senior Inspector Ephraim Detuya, local police chief, said they will file on Monday formal charges against the Chinese nationals for violation of mining act while awaiting information from the immigration bureau about their status in staying in the country. The arrest came after a twoday raid by a joint team of police and staff of Municipal Environment and Natural Resources Office at the illegal mine site


from page 1 posed by Avanceña Beneficiaries-Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ABFMC) in Cabadbaran City and Crop Trading submitted by Palmavera Small Coconut Farmers Beneficiaries Cooperative (PASCOFBEC) in Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. Atega, who is also DARCaraga assistant regional director for operation, noted that “the MOA is another milestone in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program that will enhance the opportunities for growth and increase in the income of


from page 1 picks up from where PODER (Poder y Prosperidad de la Comunidad) the project that AECID and DSWD previously partnered on. PODER, another CDD project, was implemented in Caraga region for the past seven years. It built on the success of Kalahi-CIDSS. “LEadGov, as per the institutionalization framework of Kalahi-CIDSS, shall now gear our partner LGUs who have graduated from Kalahi-CIDSS in ensuring the sustainability of the CDD principles in the local development processes in the community,” Gudmalin added. The new project shall address specific needs of LGU staff and representatives in terms of policy development, structural adjustments, systems enhancement, and resource allocation. Regional social welfare chief, Minda B. Brigoli said that LEaDGov will “consequently complement the capability building and implementation support component of the local poverty reduction action plans (LPRAPs) of LGUs implementing the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) program of the government.” The project will be implemented in Jabonga, Agusan del

Partners from government line agencies were organized into seven sectoral teams, namely, the social-cultural team, economic development team, infrastructure and utilities team, environment and natural resources team, institutional development team, GIS and mapping team, and secretariat will contribute to the enhancement of the comprehensive plan for Lake Mainit. The planning work-

shop was part of the BPP milestone activities where DENR-PAWCMZS is the project responsible partner and LMDA, the implementing partner. The project aims to assist local government units in critical eco-regions of the Philippines to better incorporate the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity resources including the Lake Mainit Key Biodiversity Area. (FEA/Johny S. Natad/PIA-Caraga/asf )

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AgSur DRRM plan presented AGUSAN DEL SUR - Agusan del Sur Provincial DRRM Officer Roberto Natividad presented the Local LDRRM plan template to the Regional Summit on DRRM for LCEs participants. He encourage every LGUs to revisit and enhance their plan as mandated by law.

Surigao Norte Mayors meet

SURIGAO DEL NORTE - The municipal mayors of 20 municipalities in this province with / SP members and department heads have met on July 11, 2013 at the Provincial Convention Center, Surigao City to discuss the LGU performance assessment, solid waste management, disaster management, revisit the sand & gravel policy, treasurer’s report, Local School Board’s concerns & other matters.

DANA presented BUTUAN CITY - Caraga RDRRMC Chair & OCD Regional Director Liza Mazo presented the rapid damage assessment and needs analysis (DANA) at the second day of the Regional Summit on DRRM for LCEs in Butuan City. The presentation highlighted the significance, the role of DANA teams, process, key elements/activities of DANA. During the occasion, she encouraged LCEs to strengthen local DANA teams in providing info needed to respond, rehabilitate and recover at times of disaster.

Surigao Norte DRRN experiences shared

BUTUAN CITY – Surigao del Norte Vice Gov. Arturo Carlos Egay shared the province’s DRRM learning experiences and challenges during the Regional Summit on DRRM for LCEs. The sharing highlighted major DRRM programs, including education of people to PDRRM Road Map, intensification of IEC, disaster volunteer training, organized barangay alert volunteer, organized Hinausang Barangay Sa Kalamidad, distribution of DRR-CCA textbooks to elementary and secondary, evaluation and recognition of BLGUs for “seal of disaster preparedness. Norte and Tagbina, Surigao del Sur. Each will receive a grant of PhP 500,000.00 LEaDGov will be launched

in Butuan City on July 19 and will run from July 2013 to March 2014. (KJOB, DSWD13/PIA-Caraga/jdelpf)

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Sabillo KOs Colombian challenger to retain WBO title REIGNING World Boxing Organization (WBO) World minimumweight champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo retained his crown by knocking out Colombian challenger Jorle Estrada in the 9th round of the main event in the Pinoy Pride XXI on Saturday night at the jampacked Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City. After constantly chasing his challenger since the start of the fight, Sabillo finally caught Estrada with a solid left hook to the body to end the fight in 1:09 of the 9th round. Sabillo remained undefeated and improved his fight record to 22 wins with 12 knockouts against no loss or draw while Estrada suffered only his second loss against 21 wins with 12 KOs and one draw. Estrada had earlier predicted to win via a 7th round knockout against Sabillo,

who is also the reigning Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimumweight king. Estrada engaged Sabillo in a “catch me if you can” style. Sabillo, however, managed to hurt him already with body shots starting in the fourth round which showed the weakness of Estrada. Sabillo admitted that he really had wanted to knockout immediately Estrada since the opening bell. But chief trainer Edito Villamor reminded him to be patient and just wait for the right timing. “Medyo nanggigil lang talaga ako at na-pressured kasi sa main event ako lumaban,” said Sabillo, who is now one of the only three remaining Filipino world boxing champions aside from fellow stablemate Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and John Casimero. ALA Promotions presi-

dent Michael Aldeguer said that Sabillo will next night in Dubai or in the United States. The Pinoy Pride XXI: When Worlds Collide boxing card was co-presented by the ALA Promotions, ABS-CBN Sports and Solaire Resort and Casino. The star-studded event sponsored by ALA Boxing, SM Tickets, ALA Gym, Fungisol and Cobra Energy Drink was attended by almost 2,000 people including celebrities like former Vice President Noli de Castro, ABS-CBN president Charo Santos, Gerald Anderson, Diether Ocampo, Bea Alonzo, Zanjo Marudo, Jake Cuenca, Cesar Montano, Bayani Agbayani, Bangs Garcia and Senator Sonny Angara. Star Power grand winner Angeline Quinto sang the Philippine national anthem to the delight of the huge crowd. (PNA)

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ADMU prevails over AdU to claim 1st win in UAAP Season 76 By Kevin Patrick V. Mariano

MANILA -- The Ateneo Blue Eagles finally barged into the win column with their collective team effort after shutting down the Adamson S oaring Falcons, 71-59 in their 1st round avian showdown of the UAAP 76 Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday at the Mall Of Asia Arena (MOA Arena) in Pasay City. The United Blue Eagles avoided their worst start in 15 years by relying on the balanced scoring from all their players unlike their first three games wherein they focused on their two gunners Ryan Buenafe and Chris Newsome. Juami Tiongson played his best game this season by finishing with 15 points and 8 rebounds but the unheralded hero of this game is JP Erram who showed his immortal heart by finishing with a double double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, including 10 in the pivotal 3rd quarter.

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Ry an Bu e nafe a ls o contributed in spectacular fashion by finishing with 11 p oints,12 rebounds and 9 assists, one assist away for a triple double while King Eagle Kiefer Ravena returned and played for 11 minutes and chipped in with 4

points while getting his groove back. At e n e o broke l o s e in the 3rd quar ter as t h e y l au n c h e d a 9 - 5 attack,highlighted by a JP Erram dunk and put back wherein he was simply unstoppable in the point that gave Ateneo

a ten point lead, 57-47 at the end of the 3rd quarter. The Katipunan based squad maintained the big lead coming in the 4th quarter by generating another 13-8 blast as they led the game 70-55 with just 2:43 remaining

in the game, Adamson wasn’t able to convert in their next possessions as they lost again with a final score of 71-59. Jericho Cruz gave the Falcons a heavy lift by finishing with 21 points and 7 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to salvage

the win as they drop to 2-2. The Blue Eagles finished with 27-of-61 (44.3 percent), shooting from the field while the Falcons ended with 21-of-70 (30 percent), they also won the rebounding category 49-37 by seizing the opportunity when AdU’s Ingrid Sewa injured his right shoulder in the 1st quarter,Sewa came back in the 2nd quarter but made less impact. Coach Bo Perasol finally has a breath of fresh air as he finally got his 1st win as a head coach for Ateneo, “More than anything else, this is a relief.” The scores: Ateneo (71) – Tiongson 15, Erram 12, Buenafe 11, Newsome 10, Golla 6, Ravena 4, Capacio 4, Pessumal 3, Tolentino 2, Lim 2, Elorde 2, Enriquez 0. Adamson (59) – Cruz 21, Cabrera 14, Brondial 8, Sewa 4, Inigo 3, Agustin 3, Rios 2, Monteclaro 2, Abr igo 2, Trollano 0, Petilos 0, Julkipli 0. (PNA)

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