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Mindanao Daily NEWS

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November 22, 2013


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Capitol workers call off party for Yolanda victims

By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur–– Government workers of the provincial capitol will sacrifice their traditional yearly festive Christmas party celebration to instead use the fund intended for the event for relief assistance to victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Samar. SEE FULL STORY/p.4A

PH thanks China for typhoon aid THE Philippines on Thursday thanked China’s assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda and accepted Beijing’s offer to send a naval hospital to treat injured survivors from the storm-ravaged Visayas region. China, the world’s second largest economy, was among the several countries that provided aid to the Philippines, but its paltry US$ 100,000 initial donation came under heavy criticisms from international media and personalities. As calls mount for China to provide more aid, Beijing increased its assistance to P 73 million and pledge more help, a move that may thaw several months of acrimony SEE CHINA/p.A11

GK-Shell houses.

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno (second from left) and Gawad Kalinga Provincial Head Dr. Alfonso del Fiero (third from left) formally received from Shell top officials a miniature copy of the GK-Shell houses as a gesture of symbolic turn-over for the newly-constructed multipurpose building and additional 72 housing units at the GK Village relocation site for Sendong victims in Calaanan, Canitoan. Photo courtesy of City Information Office

Gov Emano boosts Promotion of NGF T he P rov i ncial N u t r i t i o n Committee (PNC) chaired by Honorable Yevgeny Vincente B. Ema no, P rov i ncial Governor, is leading the promotion of the 10 New Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) in the Province of Misamis Oriental. The 10 messages being promoted in the new NGF are simple statements that give advice on the consumption of foods and food components for which there are public health concerns. In 2012, the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of t h e D e p a r t m e n t of

Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) initiated the revision of the NGF to keep up with the changes in the nutrition situation in the country as well as new information on nutrition and related interventions

to address nutrition related health problems. These 10 messages which Governor Emano personally recited together with the Provincial Nut r it ion Com m it t e e (PNC) in a simple but momentous gathering at

the Provincial Governors Conference Room last October 14, 2013, are as follows: 1. Eat a variety of foods everyday to get the nutrients needed SEE emano/p.A11

Governor Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” B. Emano, together with Ms. Girly O. Barcenas, Provincial Nutrition Action Officer (3rd and 4th from Left), and Dr. Patricia Lim, Provincial Health Officer (right) and together with the reconstituted Provincial Nutrition Committee of Misamis Oriental leads in the Promotion of 10 NGF in the Province.

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Pantukan small-scale miners protest US-owned mining anew By MART D. SAMBALUD of Davao Today

PANTUKAN, Compostela Valley Province— Agitated after learning that drilling explorations have resumed last week, some 1,000 smallscale miners and farmers staged a protest rally Monday morning to reiterate their position against the joint mining operations of US-based St. Augustine Gold and Copper Limited (SAGCL), formerly Russell Mining and Minerals Inc., and its local partner, the Nationwide Development Corp. (Nadecor). Spearheaded by Save Pantukan Movement, protesters marched from Pantukan Public Market to the office of SAGCL, stopping over at the municipal hall to submit their position paper and to seek dialog with the mayor. The miners and farmers have staged crippling barricades at the national highway last year to dramatize their opposition against the $2-billion open-pit mining. The NADECOR owns a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement covering 1,656 hectares of mineral-rich area in Pantukan. SEE PROTEST/p.A11

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ALA-Cobra presents Tunay na Lakas Boxing. Local boxing enthusiasts will be treated to an action-packed bouts as the ALA Promotions in cooperation with City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, Cobra Energy Drink and Robinsons Cagayan de Oro presents the free-to-the-public “Ala-Cobra Tunay na Lakas Boxing” on Saturday, 6:00 p.m. at the City Hall open grounds. The 10-round main event will pit Jimmy Paypa (14 W-4 KO’s-2 L- 0 D)l of Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte against Jovil Marayan (8 W-3 KO’s-15 L-3 D) of Malolos City, Bulacan in the 122 lbs. weight category. A seven-bout special attractions will add thrill and excitement prior to the featured bout. Photos show Mayor Moreno and organizers pose with the boxers during this afternoon’s press conference at City Hall. (CIO)

Red Cross-Misor raises P2m for ‘Yolanda’ victims CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Philippine Red CrossMi s am i s O r i e nt a l h a s raised some P2 million cash for typhoon victims in the Visayas, the PRC Cagayan de Oro City said

on Thursday. Dr. Mayra Yee, PRC Administrator in Cagayan de Oro City, said that most of the donated cash funds came from various private companies in the

province. Yee said that some donors have to make specifications on the destination of their cash donations which the PRC would always gladly obliged. She said that some donors would want the cash to be donated to victims in Bohol, Leyte, or Samar which will certainly be delivered to the preferred place. “The PRC honors the requests of donors because we at the PRC would always want to maintain that

trust from them,” Yee said. She said that the PRC board of directors would decide through a collective meeting on where to prioritize cash donations without specific places of preference. Yee said that aside from donations in kind, the PRC launched the campaign for cash donations only last week and was overwhelmed by the outpouring support of the people in Misamis Oriental. A report from the Philippine News Agency

Team members of the MisOr Cares medical mission load relief goods for Leyte. The team, composed of doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers and other employees of the provincial government of Misamis Oriental, left on Thursday by land. They will stay in Leyte for 15 days. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Zambo families undergo ‘work for food’ training By Felino M. Santos of PNA

ZAMBOANGA City––At least 3,000 mostly fisherfarmer families affected by the 20-day standoff last September are undergoing a “work for food” training under the auspices of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat, who heads the Emergency Livelihood Cluster of the Zamboanga City Early Recovery and Recover y Coordination Structure, said the “work for food” beneficiaries are mostly seaweed farmers and fisherfolk who lost their livelihood due to the standoff. “Some of these families were evacuees housed in the different evacuation centers while others were off the evacuation centers but were affected by the siege,” Palacat said. He explained that the affected families are given trainings/jobs in exchange for food like rice. He said each family is entitled to seven kilos of rice a day and that will be given after a week ’s work, which translates to 49 kilos of rice weekly for each family. The program is good for three months. He also said the program started Tuesday and the beneficiaries’ first job was cleaning up the debris in the coastal areas of Barangays Rio Hondo, Marik i, Mampang and

Arena Blanco. “For the first day, we were able to collect hundreds of sacks full of debris that appeared like relief goods. With the program, we are hitting two birds with one stone; cleaning our environment at the same time helping the evacuees earn a living,” he said. After the coastal cleanup, Palacat said, the identified families will be tasked to plant trees or mangrove propagules in the coast of Barangays Talon-Talon, Mampang, Marik i and Arena Blanco, which used to be the hideouts of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels at the height of the standoff. “Then, we will move to cleanup of the riverbanks in the affected barangays,” Palacat said. Palacat said the “work for food” program started with a proposal of his cluster to come up with an incomegenerating project for the evacuees at the evacuation centers and those not in evacuation centers. “Howe ver, we need funding for this. So we submitted our proposal to the UN and other funding agencies, while waiting for the necessary funding of our proposal we tapped the UN World Food Programme for the ‘work for food’ program, but limited only to agri-fishery families,” Palacat explained.

Dahino reminds public: Be safety-conscious in buying Christmas lights COUNCILOR Edna Dahino, chair of the City C ouncil committee on trade and commerce, reminds consumers and the general public to be wise and safety conscious in buying Christmas lights for the coming season. The lady councilor, who is also a member of the committee on police, fire and public safety, recalls that some fire incidents have been caused by defective Christmas lights. “Dili nato daginoton ang kabarato usahay sa ch r i st m a s l i g ht s ap an dilikado diay sa sunog ug ubang disgrasya,” she stressed. In an interview with The Power, Ms. Almer Masillones, chief of the Consumers Welfare Division of the Department of Trade and Industry- Mis. Or., said packs of Christmas lights/lighting chains and other related products should bear the appropriate Import Commodity Clearance (ICC) stickers/ PS marks and must have been certified from 2011 to 2013.

She said that the DTIMis O r te am st ar te d confiscating uncertified Christmas lights last October 31,2013 during the celebration of the Consumers Welfare Month and last November 5. At least eight establishments were found selling uncertified Christmas lights, she added. The owners were required to present required documents to DTI-Mis.Or, otherwise, formal charges will be filed against them, The Power learned. Masillones said the confiscation of uncertified Christmas lights is in compliance with Department Administrative Order No.2, series of 2007. As t h i s d e v e l o p e d , Councilor Dahino commends DTI-Mis.Or. headed by Provincial Director Eliza Pabillore for protecting the public and for confiscating, without fear, Christmas lights with no ICC stickers. She urges the public to help monitor and to report violators to the DTI. (ELB)

Some 10,000 liters of gasoline will be carried by the MisOr Cares medicial mission for their vehicles and a generator set. The help from the provincial government of Misamis Oriental is expected to arrive in Leyte on Thursday by land. They will stay in Leyte for 15 days. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Oro council approves 2014 investment plan C AG AYA N d e O ro C it y – – T he City Council has approved the proposed 2014 investment development plan that covers the various programs and activities funded under the city’s 20 percent development fund. Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas on Wednesday said that the city council has approved the proposed i nv e s t m e nt d e v e l opm e nt p l a n through resolution no. 002-2013. He said that the 61 percent of

the projected investment development plan in 2014 would be spent for economic services, 26 percent for general public services and 13 per social ser vices. Acenas said that the annual investment plan in 2013 amounted to P 76 million where the biggest chunk went to the construction of the Cagayan de Oro Police station amounting to P 5 million followed by the development of the Balubal Relocation site or informal settlers

living in danger zones. City Councilor Alden Bacal, head of the city council’s public works, said that the committee is still reviewing the details of the prop os ed 2014 investment development plan. He said that the figures for the 2014 investment development plan would follow the pattern of the 2013 investment development plan. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, Mindanao Daily News

Implementation of billboard law sought A PROPOSED resolution urgently requesting for the strict implementation of City Ordinance No. 639098, regulating the construction and installation of billboards will soon be tackled by the City Council committee on public works chaired by Councilor Alden Bacal. C o u n c i l or L o u rd e s Darimbang, proponent of the proposed resolution and chair of the City Council committee on tourism, observed that oversized billboards are proliferating in the city. She said these are not in accordance with the specifications and standards set by law, “It is the duty of the city government to ensure the well-being as well as the safety and security of its constituents,” she stressed. According to Darim-

bang, these billboards need immediate attention to prevent accidents, destruction and disastrous occurrence especially when typhoon strikes. The ordinance provides that no sign or signboard shall be constructed as to unduly obstruct the natural view of the landscape, distract or obstruct the view of the public as to constitute a traffic hazard, or otherwise defile, debase or offend aesthetic and cultural values and traditions. To determine and ensure the structural security of billboards, the OBO and concerned offices must conduct regular inspection and mapping inventory of installed billboards particularly those situated on congested and residential areas all over the city, Councilor Darimbang added. (JBD) Darimbang

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Government workers sacrifice Xmas party for Yolanda victims By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Regional Editor-Caraga

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur--- Government workers of the provincial capitol will sacrifice their traditional yearly festive Christmas party celebration to instead use the fund intended for the event for relief assistance to victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Eastern Samar. Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza has announced during Monday’s flag raising ceremony at the capitol that the usual merriment during the yuletide season will be cancelled once again this year to generate the fund for the Yolanda victims. Plaza has also launched through a memorandum the “Provincial Government of Agusan del Sur 1-4-3 (PGAS 1-4-3) Program for Yolanda Victims” which will solicit relief goods to provincial officials , capitol employees and kind residents for the “act of humanitarian cause.” PGAS 1-4-3 will consist a pack of food items including one can biscuits, four pieces of canned goods and three pieces bottled water aside from eight kilos of rice which will be distributed each to thousands of Yolanda victims. Provincial Administrator Jesusisimo Ronquillo said the provincial government has allocated a total of P4 million for the purchase of 1,500 sacks of rice from the National Food Authority and hundreds of boxes of canned goods. Capitol employees and police forces from the Provincial Police Office have started to volunteer repacking the relief goods at the Covered Court of the D.O. Plaza Sports Complex. Vice Governor Santi Cane Jr. will lead the relief operations contingent composed of rescue team from Search and Rescue of Agusan del Sur (SARAS), policemen, Army soldiers and civilian volunteers yesterday that will proceed to Borongan City in Eastern Samar, one of the areas badly battered by Yolanda.

Above, volunteers sort out the used clothings that will be distributed to Yolanda victims. At left, Repacked eight kilos of rice being readied by the provincial government of Agusan del Sur for Yolanda victims. Mindanao Daily News photos by Chris V. Panganiban

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12-vehicle medical-team convoy leaves for Leyte



AGAYAN DE ORO – A medical team convoy consisting of 12 vehicles from the Provincial Capitol left for Leyte yesterday afternoon, November 21, 2013, to conduct medical mission in the typhoonstricken Visayan areas, entering through north of Leyte.

The medical team from the Province of Misamis Oriental is headed by Dr. Bebina Casino of the Early Childhood Development office and Ms. Emilie Andea of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. The team is composed of volunteers from the seven hospitals within the province who will hold medical outreach and do psycho-social interventions to the victims of the Yolanda devastation. Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, as approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, released the amount of P3.5 million for relief goods,

provision of the medical team and purchase of water purifier to produce potable water in areas where there is scarcity of drinking water. The medical team is a convoy of one fire truck, two ambulances, four dump trucks and five service vehicles. The medical team brought with them four power generating sets, one big water purifier and medicines procured by the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental for the medical mission. They are securely escorted by enough military personnel.(CHENG ORDONEZ)

The Medical Mission Team of the Province of Misamis Oriental during a press conference presided by Provincial Adminitrator Jun Pacamalan, at the Provincial Capitol yesterday, Nov. 21, 2013. (Photo courtesy of the Provincial Capitol)

LANAO DEL NORTE – Philippine National Police personnel from the 22 towns of this province turned over their collected relief goods for the victims of typhoon Yolanda to the provincial PNP headquarters, through Provincial Director Madid Paitao recently. The relief effort is in response to the call of PNP Region 10 Director Catalino Rodriguez to donate and collect relief goods for victims of supertyphoon Yolanda. Assorted used clothing,

canned goods and cash donations were delivered to Camp Gallego, Brgy. Pigcarangan, in the capital town of Tubod. “I was saddened to learn that the super typhoon hit major cities like Tacloban, and caused massive casualties and huge property losses. In behalf of PNP-Lanao del Norte, I extend a heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the victims of this unfortunate tragedy,” said Regional Director Rodriguez. For his part, S/Supt. Paitao expressed optimism

on the resilient spirit of Filipinos “enabling us to bounce back stronger after every tragic event.” In Cagayan de Oro City, the City Council has called for free shipping of donated goods for provinces affected by super cyclone. This is to make delivery of relief goods easier and more expedient for donors in transporting relief goods. The City Council, during its regular session adopted Resolution No. 11515-2013, calling for free transport of relief

Lanao prov PNP responds to Yolanda victims’ needs goods. T h e re s o lut i on re quests the Department of Transpor tation and Communication (DOTC) to make representation with shipping and airline companies for free transport of relief goods by any agency and nongovernment organization in the city to these areas. The res olut ion was authored by Councilor Alden D. Bacal. In another resolution, No. 11514-2013, legislators requested the city’s 80 barangays, NGOs

and other Civil Society Organizations to allow their personnel and/or members to volunteer at the Department of Social Welfare and DevelopmentRegional office No. 10 to undertake the packing and repacking of relief goods for the victims of typhoon

Yolanda in the Visayas. The res olut ion was authored by Councilor Roger D. Abaday, who reported that the DSWD needs volunteers to do the packaging and repacking of relief goods for the calamity victims.(Lanao del Norte PIO)

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A salute to LGU Misamis Oriental under Gov. Bambi Emano, and FDC Utilities Inc.’s FDC Misamis Power Corp., under chairman Jonathan Gotianun and president Jesus N. Alcordo for assuring a brighter power outlook for the province and the island of Mindanao with the start of the construction of the 405 megawatt power plant inside the PHIVIDEC area of Villanueva town. Emano and FDC officials stood pat on their avowal that the coal plant will utilize the latest in clean fuel technology adopting the circulating fluidized bed boiler technology consistent with Filinvest’s commitment towards enhanced environmental management. CONGRATULATIONS! and more power! - Mindanao Daily, November 22, 2013 -


here is reason for us to be thankful too because FDC is investing P30 billion for the 405-MegaWatt power plant project that utilizes modern technology for clean air using the new circulating fluidized bed (CFB) system. The coal power plant will utilize some 84 hectares within the Phividec Industrial Estate in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. spanning the barangays of Balacanas, Tambobong and San Martin of said town. FDC assured that the first two units of 135MW each will start operating in early 2016 while the other 135MW will be on in 2018. “We at FDC Misamis, are committed to environmentally sound projects. We call for balanced development — we must continue to care for our environment but not to the detriment of our economic and technological advancement,” stated FDC Misamis President Jesus N. Alcordo. The FDC project uses “clean coal technology” - a CFB boiler technology which will reduce emission of sulfur dioxide (SOX) and

nitrogen oxide (NOx) to negligible levels. With the new techn ology ‘dirty coal’ is overcome by the CFB given the CFB’s efficiency in burning coal, and given limestone injection in the furnace. A whiter coal ash is generated which is a useful by-product often utilized for gypsum and cement production. FDC also assured the plant will use electrostatic precipitator which removes 99.9% of total solid particulates or dust. This will be complemented with a 24/7 continuous monitoring system of the coal plant emissions. In answer to Gov. Emano’s plea for the company to safeguard the people’s health and environment. FDC says its clean coal approach aims for the highest levels of operational efficiency, and environmental compliance thru community-based programs. FDC Misamis will employ world-class power equipment using internationally-accepted standards to ensure efficient and reliable operation of the plant. May the project truly serve its noble purpose.

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THE ruling issued by the Supreme Court against the Priority Development Assistance fund, the euphemism for congressional pork barrel fund, is a great leap toward ending patronage politics but signifies nothing if other practices are not struck down as well either by law or judicial fiat. For patronage politics to succeed it must involve two parties thus making it a two way traffic thing. There’s the politician, the political patron and dispenser of political patronage, and there’s the voter, the citizen, the solicitor of such political patronage. The SC ruling only touched on one aspect of political patronage, the politician. But the politician will not dispense political patronage unless it is solicited from him. Without a solicitor, the politician will not be pressured to dispense such political patronage. This being the case, something concrete should be done, either through a legislative act or judicial fiat, to prevent the citizenry from soliciting political patronage from the politicians. Absent any concrete act in this regard, the evils of political patronage could never be prevented from rearing its ugly head again soon. This is one of the problems I foresaw when the political pressure put up by the people themselves against the pork barrel fund, the very source of largesse that legislators could dispense as political patronage was thwarted See SIDE, page A11

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FDC hosts a dinner for media and local officials

THE other night, this corner received a dinner invitation in an upscale hotel somewhere in Gusa in Cagayan de Oro City’s eastcoast. The place is quite a distance from the city. It would consume more than half-aletter gasoline if one drives a private car. On the otherhand, a cab might tick more or less a hundred pesos to be there. Attending a dinner invitation in going there certainly requires Cris Diaz personal sacrifice and determination. Perchance, it was an exclusive dinner with some “big wigs” around? The hunches was not a mistake since the provincial governor of Misamis Oriental Yevgeny Vincente (Bambi) was reportedly there, too. The ocassion was somewhat special. Thus, out of curiosity, this corner asked who was sponsoring the dinner. Prudence would always dictate that one should, at least, know the principal in any social gathering. Cold water suddenly doused the excited adrenalin on knowing that the Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) was sponsoring the dinner date. The FDC was sponsoring a dinner date with stakeholders after the ceremonial groundbreaking signalling the start of the construction of the P 30 billion coal-fired power plant owned by the FDC-Misamis Oriental Power Corporation in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental earlier that day. Much as this corner would want to be there, propriety dictates that it was not appropriate for an anti-coal plant representation to be on that occasion. This corner was sorry for the invitation. As earlier said Gov. Bambi Emano was at that upscale hotel. Unfortunately, Emano was invited with a cameo role during the dinner offering. He was there simply to

cut the ceremonial ribbon welcoming the multi-billion coal plant project in Misamis Oriental! Everybody thought that Bambi Emano has no role in the establishing of the coal plant, the number one pollutant in the planet, other than the Vice Governor Joey Pelaez. There was an uproar when Pelaez “swallowed” his abhorence to the construction of the coal plant in Misamis Oriental. All the while people think that Gov. Emano has nothing to do with the decision of the provincial governor’s office in the issuance of the green light in favor of the FDC’s coal plant. Lo! To the dismay of everyone’s heart, Emano went to the groundbreaking albeit late in the afternoon leaving those who were waiting skipping their lunch on time. What gives? Emano has no part in the program earlier distributed – he was not even the honored guest.What organizers did is for Emano to plant a symbolic tree in the area. How could one put the governor in the bad light? Why did he go there and then appeared duirng the dinner date? On the contrary, Pelaez and some members of the provincial board were not around. Everyone thought that Emano has the brains around him who could have counseled him to keep distance. After all, there were rumors that Emano was not part of the “windfall” allegedly distributed to turned the necks of provincialofficials around. Be that as it may, the environmental groups have started to move. A forum on coal plant and its dreadful effects on the environment would be held today in a downtown hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Be there! Be counted! Down with the coal plants! •• “Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch, a daily public commentaries from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon except Saturdays and Sundays. React:

Many will remain missing, unidentified

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot

Service with excellence AHEAD of the scheduled Asian Pacific Economic Forum in 2015 in Davao City, the stakeholders of the hospitality industry in the city have started extensive re-training programs in customer relations. Seda Hotel of the Ayala Hotels and Resorts at the Abreeza have embarked a gold customer relations training in the syllabus of the American Hotels and Restaurants Association (AHRA) and recently turned their first batch of graduates. No less than the Director of Human Resources, Wilma Estaura who is a certified AHRA Gold Trainor conducted the program. While Air Asia, one of the new airline player that have recently breezed the skies of Davao from Clark Field in Pampanga have their training rooms filled up with a red blazer wearing young Flight Stewardess who can be traffic stoppers beauties. Finding attractive cabin crews in Davao City has never been a problem for the airline industry which flies seventy two incoming and outgoing flights daily to this southern city. Gone are the wordless encounter in the malls and souvenir shops. Communication trainers include compelling front liners


to memorize dialogues of pleasantries and reinforcing the rules on smiling. Retail shops, airlines, hotels and restaurants are putting in place elaborate training that is yielding favorable results. Tourism and conventions have driven the growth of Davao City to the 1.9 million mark of tourist arrivals in the 3rd quarter of 2013. More people and law enforcers in the city have become customers relations oriented. The MICE conference last March 2013, has ushered this smile and innovate direction. Training, is a hot topic in the service industry, says Joji Ilagan Bian, a University of the Philippines graduate who operate a hotel training school in the city. Her school HRM graduates are sent to Singapore for their practicum paid training conducted by international chain of hotel management companies. With the vision of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to transform the city into the second business hub next to Manila during his term, instilling in the minds of the more than 1.2 million populations to live in peace and enjoy what they are doing is a positive outlook. While in Davao City, See Service, page A11

AS of November 20, 2013, the official death toll due to super typhoon Yolanda is 4,011. So let’s forget the 2,000 to 2,500 estimate President Benigno Simeon Aquino issued earlier. But the 4,011 could still go up and nobody, including the President, could not dispute that reality. As more bodies are retrieved, reporting of missing persons may eventually stop. So far, the number of missing persons stands at 1,602. Granting they will no longer be found, this number cannot be included in the death toll. And doublecounting could be happening every time there are unidentified bodies. Meantime, the waiting for grieving relatives continues.

My Simple Thoughts Uriel Cabaraban Quilinguing

Had these corpses been found earlier, knowing them could have been made easier. Once identified and proper burial is done, these could somehow ease the grief and trauma of those who have been left behind. One could not simply claim her or his being a widow or a widower not until the dead body is found and identified. Death certificates have to be issued. This, and other documentary requirements


Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke19:11-28(November20, 2013-Wednesday) But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this [man] to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, [here is] thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give [it] to him that hath ten pounds. But those mine

would be needed so that death claims and other benefits could be availed of. Again, the waiting for the beneficiary would either take a long time or forever. By now, many of those in the missing list may have

already been recovered but have not been identified. Admittedly, identifying decomposing bodies--floating on the sea, buried in the mud or hidden in mounds of debris for several days-would be difficult. Those who cannot be identified, more than 700 of them, are already in three mass graves. Soon, these bodies need to be exhumed so that forensic experts could do their painstaking and harrowing work of identifying. Had these corpses been found earlier, knowing them could have been made easier. Once identified and proper burial is done, these could somehow ease the grief and trauma of those who have been left behind. At this time, many will remain missing and unidentified.

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay [them] before me. And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem: This gospel reminds us to become honest and good stewards in the creation that He has given to us. This means that we must use and utilize everything for the Glory of God and for the sake of others. God encourages us to develop the resources that we have possessed. What are you doing to your talents, times and treasures?Share it: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

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Zambo mayor bans sale, distribution and use of firecrackers, pyrotechnic products ZAMBOANGA CITY - For the first time in the history of this city, the Yuletide Season will be celebrated without much noise and fanfares of firecrackers and pyrotechnics. This, as Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar issued Executive Order BC-23-2013 temporarily suspending the display, sale and distribution for use in the city of Zamboanga of firecrackers and pyrotechnics for the Yuletide Season. Salazar said one of the basis of her order is Resolution No. 955 approved by the City Council last November 6 “requesting the City Mayor to issue an Executive Order temporarily suspending the sale, distribution and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in the city of ZamboEXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CLOTILDE FABRIA, single in time on her death on September 6, 1986; LUISA FABRIA, single in time on her death on August 16, 1986; and FRUCTOUSA FABRIA, single in time on her death on January 19, 1999; that ROSITA FABRIA, likewise single in time on her death on Sept. 23, 2009; at the time of their deaths, left a certain real property, situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Municipality of El Salvador, Province of Misamis Oriental, more particularly described as follows to wit; OCT NO. RO-1288 Decree No. 737655 (Lot No. 6952) “A parcel of land (Lot No. 6952 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan), situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Municipality of Cagayan, containing an area of FOURTEEN THOUSAND AND SEVEN (14,007) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into and among; ANAPURA FABRIA DUMAGAT, of legal age, widow, Filipino, and CHRISTOPHER D. FABRIA, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and both residing at Zone -10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Fidencio Fabria and Bertina Dugenio who died on March 13, 1986; NORBERTO FABRIA, of legal age, married Filipino and resident of Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Juan Fabria and Cecilia Enerio, who died on March 10, 1980; MARY ANN F. TEOFILO, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Florante Fabria and Sancha Jo, who died on May 9, 1999; ARMANDO FABRIA, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the Late Basilio Fabria, who died on April 27, 1972; VILMA C. VILLASEN, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 6 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Teresita Fabria-Cabilao, who died on October 5, 2012; FELIX FABRIA JAUDIAN, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the late Martina Fabria, who died on March 10, 2010; SARDELITA F. SAJOL, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the late Cesar Fabria, who died on March 2, 1999; that the above-named parties are the sole and legitimate heirs of the abovementioned deceased persons. As per Doc. No. 437; Page 88; Book 100; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: NOV. 8, 15 & 22, 2013

anga this Yuletide Season.” She also cited last September’s 20-day standoff that brought untold trauma, stress and anxiety to all residents of this city. “The city was enveloped by the deafening sound of mortars, grenades and ammunition brought about by the armed conflict between government security forces and the MNLF (Moro National Liberation Front)Misuari faction,” she said. She said the order was issued pursuant to the General Welfare Clause under the Local Government Code of 1991, as amended, in the interest of the public order and safety and the general welfare of the residents. However, she said that business permits may be issued to licensed dealers of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices in this city for the purpose of sale, distribution and use outside of the city of Zamboanga. Earlier, City Permits and Licensing Division chief Benjie Barredo announced that eight businessmen have applied for business permit to sell firecrackers and pyrotechnic products in the city. (PNA)


IPOLOG CITY – Communist rebels torched construction equipment in a raid in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Norte, an army spokesman said.

Captain Jefferson Somera, of the 1st Infantry Division, said about 15 New People’s Army rebels raided the village of Titik in the town of Sindangan. He said there was no report of casualties in the attack. He said the equipment

"Prior to the incident, t he (NPA) g roup had asked for medicines to the contractor that would be dropped at Josefina (town) in Zamboanga Del Sur at night time near the Saint Claire monastery," he added. There was no immediate statement from the NPA about the raid, but the rebels have been waging a secessionist war the past decades. (Mindanao Examiner)

Members of Southeast Asia Development Committee Foundation, Inc., Pagadian City pack relief goods intended for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City. (gcc/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’ a Judicial District Iligan City AIRRAH CAÑETE-HINAGDANAN, CIVIL CASE NO.2013-130 Petitioner, For: Divorce by FASKH - Versus JOSE C. HINAGDANAN JR., Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/ SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: JOSE C. HINAGDANAN Tinago, Traffic Light, Ozamis City GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on November 14, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent JOSE C. HINAGDANAN in a newspaper of genera! circulation in this City, once a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner, WHEREAS, that petitioner and respondent are Muslims and husband and wife married civil rites on October 19, 2002 at Ozainis City. WHEREAS, petitions filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P. D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more man eight (8) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by die former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent JOSE C. HINAGDANAN is hereby summoned and required to tile with this Court within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at Tuhod, Iligan City; YOU are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fell to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences cx- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, November 14, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 15, 22 & 29, 2013

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City JONATHAN G. LIEAGO CIIVIL CASE NO. 2008-39, Petitioner, -versus- FOR: DIVORCE GIRLIE E. ROBLE, Respondent. x---------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is an agreement of divorce jointly filed by petitioner and respondent and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 17, 1992 at Iligan City, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was registered with this Court, both residents of Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2008 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2008 or for over five (5) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 17, 1992 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this agreement to be sufficient in form 3nd substance, set die initial hearing of this case on November ci^ 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 newspaper of general circulation in die City of Iligan once 2 week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the- petitioner, SO ORDERED. Iliigan City, Philippines, this day of November, 2013, (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 15, 22 & 29, 2013

is owned by the ESR Construction Company which is working on a government road project in the province. Police said among the raiders were four women and that the attack was triggered by the failure of the firm owner, Edmario

Sandalo Revelo to pay socalled revolutionary taxes to the rebel group. "Before the incident there were negotiations on the matter, but unintentionally the rebel group noticed a team of army patrolling in the area and believed that the contractor reported to the team of army prompting them to burn the heavy equipment," said Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman.

DepEd-Zambo. Sur donates cash, relief goods for typhoon “Yolanda” victims By GIDEON C. CORGUE

PAGADIAN CIT – As the people of the Visayas region struggle for survival in the aftermath of super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan), the Department of Education (DepEd)Zamboanga del Sur schools division has extended financial assistance and relief goods for the victims. Dr. Arturo Bayocot, schools division superintendent, said DepEd

officials, employees and teachers in the province have contributed cash and relief goods to help out the typhoon victims. “From our schools, districts and division office, we immediately gave voluntary contributions to the survivors of typhoon “Yolanda,” Bayocot said in a text message sent to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9. “I’ve deposited P130 thousand through DepEd


CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-155

NOEL B. RAMIREZ AND ROSELL B. PARILLA-RAMIREZ, Petitioners, x----------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified 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 March 18, 1995 at Digos, Davao del Sur, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg , Roxas Avenue, 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 readied the point of irreconcilability and they separated tor over eight (8) years already, they decided to separately 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 severing their marriage bond on March 18, 1995 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 ail proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding Otis joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 29, 2013 at 9:00 am. 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 November. 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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Office of Secretary’s trust fund account,” Bayocot disclosed. Bayocot added “the division has collected in-kind donations and divided them among disaster stricken-areas of Zamboanga, Bohol and Tacloban. As an expression of our deepest concern and sympathy, Bayocot said, the DepEd officials and employees are keen in helping the victims of calamities. Bayocot cited the relief assistance given to the victims in Zamboanga siege in September where two vans of relief goods were shipped to Zamboanga for war and flood victims. (FPG/GCC/PIAZamboanga del Sur)


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LGUs urged to use integrated approach in development plans


AVAO CITY – The local government units in the region were urged to maximize the integrated population, health and environment (PHE) approach in their comprehensive development plans, in a bid to achieve “healthy people in a healthy environment.”

The Commission on Population (Popcom) recently proposed this emerging model to the LGUs following the release of its fifth periodic report focused on the current situation of the population, the state of environment and the health status of Filipinos.

Popcom launched last week in the region the State of the Philippine Population Report 5 (SPPR-5) entitled “Seeking a Healthy Balance,” that underscored the importance of seeing the connection among population, health and environmental factors. Popcom executive di-

rector Dr. Juan Antonio Perez, III said the SPPR-5 promotes the use of the integrated PHE approach that has been found to work especially in developing countries like the Philippines aiming to bring about a healthy and livable environment. Perez said the strategy is helpful for local government officials to make their development plans sustainable. He said the report is very timely as the country is often faced with natural and manmade disasters, citing the recent occurrence such as the Bohol ear thquake and sup er typhoon Yolanda which

greatly devastated the Visayas region. “How can we sustain our population, our livelihood in calamity situations like these?” he told representatives of various government agencies during the regional launch of SPPR-5 last week in the city. Perez also raised the importance of sustainable livelihood programs to be added in the LGUs development plans, urging local officials “You look for important livelihood that you want to sustain in your areas, and see how you integrate it with your population, health and environment.” “Livelihood must be


NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE MAIN SUBDIVISION PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Supply Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots in ELVIE GONZAGA (EG) SUBDIVISION located at Scions Elite Subdivision, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as Lot Nos. 1 to 20, Pcs-10-004686 containing an area of 1,245 sq.m. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental specifically Lots 40, 41, 42, & 43 of Blk, 1, Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 12th day of November 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS OIC Regional Director MDN: NOV. 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2013

R.A. Form no. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte Municipality: Sultan Naga Dimaporo -oOoNOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that CARLEEN CEDEÑO ESTENZO has filed with this office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly in her SEX\GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CARLEEN CEDEÑO ESTENZO who was born on 28 March 1993 at Karomatan now Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are WELFREDO ESTENZO and CAROLINA CEDEÑO Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than November 30, 2013. (Sgd.) MONA C. MANGKA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

production has decreased by about 600,000 metric tons from the 2008 level. The production of fish has also been increasing but the rate of increase is not necessarily good because it implies overfishing, the report stated. It added that mangrove forests have been reduced to only 115,000 hectares as of 1996 and only 4.3% of the country’s corrals is still in excellent condition. The SPPR-5 unders core d t hat ef for ts to protect and preserve the environment are done in tandem with efforts to improve people’s health and quality of life. (RGA/ CLC/PIA-XI)

Sustainable Building confab tackles Bohol quake and typhoon Yolanda

Tagum's OPLAN TABANG Update: 900 packs set for victims of Typhoon Yolanda containing every pack 3 kilos of rice, 3 canned goods, 3 packs of noodles, 1 liter bottled water, and 3 sets of used clothings. (Photo by Tagum )

sustaining. You should not go into areas where livelihood is threatened,” he stated. The SPPR-5 described the PHE situation in the country, citing the big fast growing population which means growing demand and consumption patters, and the high fertility rate of women. The report noted how the country is urbanizing very rapidly with figure representing 48-50 percent of the population is living in urban areas. The SPPR-5 reported the state of rice production stating that it cannot cope up with growing population, and that rice

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

DAVAO CITY- Damage assessment reports and possible rehabilitation strategies for areas damaged by the Bohol earthquake and Super Typhoon Yolanda will be presented during the opening day of the Sustainable Building International Conference 2013 (SB13 Manila) Experts from the academe and industry are expected to discuss the structural condition of public structures in Bohol, heritage restoration, planning, sustainable coastal protection program and recycling of debris from large-scale disasters. The venue of the conference will be at the Richmonde Hotel in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City. SB13 Manila will run for two days and is co-hosted by the University of the Philippines Diliman, the Mapua

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0212-2013 November 11, 2013 CCE-0207-2013 (R.A. 10172) In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Order No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), a notice is hereby served to the public that MARIEL L. PARADIANG has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “MARIEL JR.” to “MARIEL” and correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of MARIEL LAPENTED PARADIANG JR., who was born on 10 March 1995 at Dumalagan, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are LYDIA HITAAS LAPENTED and MARCELO BATALUNA PARADIANG JR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 November 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ZOSIMO BELHOT PAGENTE has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “BALTAZAR” to “ZOSIMO” in the birth certificate of BALTAZAR PAGENTE who was born on JANUARY 6, 1955 at PATUDAN, TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are EUSTIQUIO PAGENTE and APOLINARIA BELHOT Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 30, 2013. (Sgd.) JULIET BALURAN GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Institute of Technology and the Confederation of Filipino Consulting Organizations of the Philippines (COFILCO). The event brings together international and local practitioners and experts from private, government and academic sectors, specifically from the fields of engineering, architecture, urban planning, real estate and construction this also includes other professionals and enthusiast interested in green and sustainablebuilt environment. The conference focuses on green and sustainable buildings and infrastructure. Sustainability principle has been proven to be most beneficial for disaster-prone areas especially as a rebuilding strategy. (PIA/RG Alama with reports from SB13 Manila)

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARY ANNA BELLA GABOR GALON has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “ANNA BELLA” to ‘MARY ANNA BELLA” in the birth certificate of ANNA BELLA PLAZA GABOR who was born on July 10, 1970 at Bonbon, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are SIMON VILLANUEVA GABOR and IRENEA SERRANO PLAZA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 November 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Province of Lanao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF BUADIPOSO- BUNTONG Office of the Municipal Local Civil Registrar Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-002-2013 Date:__________ In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRGMemorandum Circular No._____ Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that Nabil T. Ontilingan has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “Female” to “Male” in the certificate of Live Birth of Nabil T. Ontilingan at Buadiposo-Buntong. Lanao del Sur and whose parents are Sakina B. Tambali and Ontilingan M. Minirigi. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that ____________. (Sgd.) NOVAISAH A. NAGA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

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This fight is for you, Pacquiao tells Philippines MACAO - Manny Pacquiao dedicated Sunday’s world title bout against Brandon Rios to the typhoon-ravaged people of the Philippines, declaring on Wednesday night: “This fight is for you”. The Filipino great told a press conference ahead of his World Boxing Organisation welterweight title contest in Macau that his thoughts were with his people as they attempt to recover from Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which smashed into the Philippines on November 8. “I’m doing my best to win this fight and give a good fight

especially with what happened t o my c o u n t r y m e n ,” s a i d ‘Pacman’, who has held world titles in eight weight divisions. “To all the people and the families who have been affected by this storm, the typhoon -this fight is for you.” More than 4,000 people were killed and up to 4.4 million displaced as a result of the record-breaking typhoon, which packed some of the strongest winds ever recorded by a storm making landfall. Pacquiao and Rios showed great respect for each other during the press conference, in stark contrast to their respective


trainers who were involved in an ugly expletive-laden physical confrontation in the gym at the Venetian Macau resort earlier on Wednesday. “All I can say is both teams prepared for this fight. Let this finish in the ring and not in trash talk before the fight,” Pacquiao said in a clear verbal swipe at what had happened earlier. “Let’s set a good example to all the people who admire boxing,” he added. “All I can say is this is sports. This is nothing personal, we are doing our job in the ring. Anyone who has a grievance fight | page A11

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Protest... from page A1

For its part, the SAGCL announced in September it would start full-blown operations in 2017 after finding positive results in their feasibility study. The US-based large scale mining company cited in its feasibility study that the project will produce 100,000 tons per day of copper and gold and a mining rate at an approximate178,000 tons daily. Pedro Arnado, Chairperson of Kilusang Mambubukid ng Pilipinas- Southern Mindanao Region, said “small scale miners and farmers fear the devastating effects of the SAGCL operations to the environment and to the people’s livelihood in Pantukan.” In their position paper, the Gagmay’ng Minero sa Pantukan and Hugpong sa mga Mag-uuma sa Walog Kompostela (HUMAWAK)—an alliance of peasants and small-scale miners in Compostela Valley— demanded that the government should implement a “pro-people’s mining policy”, oppose and cease and desist all the large-scale mining operations of SAGCL; and stop the counterinsurgency operations an under Oplan Bayanihan by the 71st Infantry Battalion and 28th IB of the Philippine Army; these armies were said to be backing SAGCL interests in the area. Protesters were later disappointed after Pantukan Mayor Roberto Yugo refused to heed a dialog with them. “Please have the position paper received at our records section, and I will answer it in a proper forum. You should have proposed the schedule earlier,” Yugo told the protesters. In a news report, Yugo said he backs the $2billion gold and copper project as this would be beneficial for local constituents. Bellen Galleto, spokesperson of Save Pantukan Movement told Davao Today that Yugo’s move was “arrogant” and “inappropriate” for a public official. “We expected him to read our position paper and allow us to ventilate our grievances,” Galleto said. “We are protesting again because we truly fear that with the impact of natural disasters in our country, the open pit mining operations of SAGCL will ultimately destroy our environment. This is like a Yolanda in our midst,” Galleto said. She added that “With bare mountains as a result of large-scale mining, residents in low-lying lands will have to suffer once great disasters come upon us. ” Protesters said Pantukan town is already prone to geohazards, with a number of landslides in the past having claimed a high number of casualties. Meanwhile, proponents of the Kingking gold and copper open-pit mine project claimed the project will generate 4,000 to 5,000 jobs

with 1,700 direct employment during construction. Small-scale miner Rogelio Simbajon, however, belied the claim, saying that “once the operation will continue, 30,000 miners and their families will be displaced.” Abelino Gudin, 53, from Diat village, said that the local government of Pantukan should heed their demands. “If our local government will permit this, it is a downright and deliberate attack to our economic right as small-scale miners. What will happen to our families? We don’t have jobs or other means of livelihood.” Gudin added that “if we will excavate our own mining site, we can earn as much as P10,000 or even bigger if we will work hard in one day, but if we are merely employees of the company, we would be earning P500 daily or less, which can barely sustain our needs.” “Our families can live off with just a gram of gold, but if we allow the SAGCL to come to our midst, we would be merely contractual employees, earning very little,” he added. Juland Suazo, Spokesperson of Panalipdan-Southern Mindanao said the drilling operation of US-based firm in the mountains of Barangay Kingking in Pantukan town is “a proof that the Aquino government has no political will to alleviate the economic conditions of the people struck by typhoons Pablo and Zoraida in Compostela Valley province.” “SAGCL continues to pose grave threats to the people and to environment. Its operations would worsen the impact of storms and other natural calamities. Our communities would be more vulnerable if we allow large-scale mining operations of SAGCL to take place,” Suazo added.(Mart. D. Sambalud/davaotoday. com)

China... from page A1

between the two neighbors locked in a long-running territorial dispute. Ties between Manila and Beijing plunged into its lowest this year when the Philippine government took China to an international court to question its “excessive” claim over the resource-rich South China Sea. “We are thankful for the offer of China to send the Peace Ark Hospital Ship to support the relief operations,” Foreign Affairs spokesman Raul Hernandez said. “The schedule and other details related to its deployment are now being coordinated with the concerned agencies.” The United States earlier announced a plan to deploy its hospital ship USNS Mercy, but Hernandez said the move is subject to the assessment of the victims’ needs. “There is an agreement in principle between the

Philippines and the U.S. that the USNS Mercy will be deployed at a time when it is needed most based upon the assessment of the needs of the Philippines,” Hernandez said. The U.S., a Philippine treaty ally, has been providing military and transport assets to accelerate the delivery of aid to remote areas. Hernandez said the Philippine government is “grateful” for Washington’s multimillion relief aid, which comes in the form of food, medical and military assistance. The United Nations earlier issued a US$ 301-million flash appeal for the Philippines while bilateral pledges of support from at least 51 international donors have reached P 12.9 billion or US$ 319.5 million. philippine news agency


from page A10

should forgive as the Lord forgives.” T h e 2 7 -y e a r - o l d Rios meanwhile had no doubt he will beat Pacquiao, who turns 35 next month and has a record of 54 wins, five defeats and two draws in a pro-career spanning almost 19 years. The American, a for me r l ight we ight world champion, declared he was in the shape of his life and should not be written off as merely a a “tuneup” for Pacquiao, who needs a victory after consecutive losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez last year. “This is the best shape I have ever been,” Rios said. “I’ve been disciplined, I’ve been dieting, I’ve been doing every I have to do to win. I actually have followed the instruction of my corners, before I never did. “They think I’m no problem,” Rios said, looking at the Pacquiao entourage. “Sunday, I’ll be a problem. “I’m nobody’s tuneup fight. I’m nobody’s punching bag -- a punching bag don’t punch back. Sunday you’re going to find out I’m not going to stop. I’m a monster when I get in that ring.” The bout, dubbed the “Clash in Cotai”, takes place on Sunday, November 24 at 10:00am in Macau (0200 GMT), 9:00pm Saturday night on the US east coast. a b s

Service... from page 7A

discipline is the order of the day. In business and politics, the growth of Davao City with the expanding middle class has given birth to rising demand for excellence in customers’ and government service.

Hotelier Jojo Ramos of the Royal Mandaya Hotel, who works as customers service associate, takes tab of the guests’ arrivals and never fails to greet them during his tour of duty. He calls the rooms and find out from the guests on how they are enjoying their stay. While at the Grand Regal Hotel, security is always tight but staffs are extra courteous since they are the venue and host to a government Pagcor Casino. At the Radisson Inn of the SM Prime Group, email reservations made online are confirmed with immediate response in real time. Visit the City Hall, courteous receptionists will usher you to the office of the City Mayor who is a tourist attraction himself. Service excellence has always been a factor in attracting clients and repeat business in any industry. It drives productivity and redounds to benefit the business. As Filipinos are noted for our hospitality culture, it should be easy to practice this trait with sincerity.


from page 7A

when the matter was lain before the SC to decide. With the people mounting the pressure and causing the creators of the pork barrel fund to eternally abandon this fund mainly intended for political patronage, then they would have realized that the other part of the battle against this evil is the battle against the people’s act of pestering the politicians to dispense political patronage to them. With the SC striking off the pork barrel fund, the people failed to see that the equally important aspect of the battle against political patronage is their commitment to stop soliciting such political patronage from the politicians. And political patronage is very much embedded in our political system starting with the way we elect our public officials. Getting elected to any elective position in this country is very expensive. A brother of mine who ran for a third term as village councilor in one of the barangays in Cebu City told me that it took a lot of money to get himself reelected. Now if elections in the village level which is supposed to be non-partisan is already costly, just think of the electoral races for higher posts. It is of public knowledge that nowadays for one to be elected mayor, governor and congressman, positions in the local level, millions of pesos had to be spent by the candidate to win. Even when the politician is not yet elected, political patronage plays a very important role already to ensure victory in the polls. Factually, a politician is sure of winning in the polls if he can outspend his foe and spending his

campaign logistics in the most effective and efficient way. This involves the politician’s need to engage the services of several political workers. And insurance in winning an elective post in our country means being able to buy certain number of votes to seal victory. More often than not, even the so-called diehard supporters of the politicians need to be bought by him because buying only the supporters of his foe might result in his losing his diehard supporters to his foe. This may sound funny, but this is the truth when we talk of elections in this country. But when the politician gets elected, the demand for him to continue dispensing political patronage does not subside but becomes more enormous because everyone who is considered by him as his constituent regardless of their political affiliation needs to be attended to by him also. Remember that the money spent by the politician to get himself elected has to be recouped so that he will have the money again for his reelection. In-between elections, however, the politician needs to dispense political patronage on a daily basis to his constituents. If this system is not changed, mind you, the evils of political patronage will surely rear its ugly head again even without the congressional pork barrel fund. The politician will surely find a way with which he could raise the amount he needs that he can dispense to ensure political patronage is perpetuated. This can only be prevented if elections are held at no cost to the politician with the election law against vote-buying strictly implemented. Political campaigns undertaken under the auspices of the elections body with all the candidates campaigning together is one system that’ll ensure that politicians are not made to spend a single centavo to get himself elected. But with the SC pulling the rug under the protesting people’s feet against the source of political patronage which is the pork barrel fund, the opportunity of truly transforming politics from political patronage had been lost. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.


from page 1 by the body. 2 . Bre a st fe ed i n fa nt s exclusively from birth up to 6 months then give appropriate complementary foods while continuing breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond for optimum growth and development. 3. Eat more vegetables and fruits everyday to get the essential vitamins, minerals and fiber for regulation of body processes. 4. Consume fish, lean meat, poultry, egg, dried beans or

nuts daily for growth and repair of body tissues. 5. Consume milk, milk products and other calciumrich foods, such as small fish and shellfish, everyday for healthy bones and teeth. 6. Consume safe foods and water to prevent diarrhea and other food and water-borne diseases. 7. Use iodized sa lt to prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders. 8. Limit intake of salty, fried, fatty and sugar-rich foods to prevent cardiovascular diseases. 9. Attain normal body weight through proper diet and moderate physical activity to prevent obesity and maintain good health 10. Be physically active, make healthy food choices, manage stress, avoid alcoholic beverage and do not smoke to help prevent lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases In support to the attainment of the millennium development goal #1 by 2015 (target is moved to 2016), the National Nutrition Council Region X through its Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) X is leading in the promotion of 10 NGF in the Region by way of spreading and introducing the messages to partners through our Local Nutrition Committees. E xcit i ng promot iona l events and activities region wide has been lined up this 2013 and in the coming years as part of the nationwide NGF Promotion and campaign designed to create awareness and promote behavior change in dietary practice of our general public. T he goa l of t he w ide dissemination of the 10 NGF is to improve the region’s nutritional status as these i mpac ts on produc t iv it y and quality of life of our population, through adoption of desirable dietary practices and healthy lifestyle. Governor Bambi Emano in the same vein has committed to end hunger and malnutrition in the province tapping the full support of its Provincial/City/ Municipal/Barangay Nutrition Committees (P/C/M/BNCs). “This day is a very good take off point for the PNC of Misamis Oriental under the leadership of Gov. Bambi Emano in our journey to end hunger and malnutrition in the province. The pledge to end hunger and malnutrition is a nation-wide advocacy of our national government. The LGU effort becomes more strategic efficient and effective if the governor himself personally commits to lead in cascading this advocacy campaign down to its municipal and barangay levels. We are excited that the governor himself is strongly advocating the promotion of t he Ne w Nut r it iona l Guidelines for Filipinos” Tondares concludes. “Food is a basic human need and is a right. The continuing problem of hunger and malnutrition deprives people of their basic human right and this is mora lly unacceptable.” The National Nutrition Council strongly advocates that Investing in Nutrition is Good Governance. The manual on the Guide for Local Chief Executives i n S ol v i n g Hu n ge r a nd M a l nut r it ion h ig h l ig ht s this advocacy. In region X, a number of LGUs has heeded to this call as evidence by increased LGU investing in Nutrition.

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Governor Yevgeny Vicente “Bambi� B. Emano administer the pledge to end hunger and malnutrition with the Provincial Nutrition Committee rallying behind him.

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