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P31.6-m facility to boost rubber processing in Agsur By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga and NOEL PROVIDO Correspondent

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur––Rubber processing will be given a boost with the establishment of a P31.6 million natural crumb rubber processing here. The facility, which will be turned over this month, is a big-ticket project of the Mindanao Rural De velopment Program (MRDP), a special project under the Department of Agriculture. AGRO INDUSTRIAL FAIR. Villanueva Mayor Julio Uy with Vice Mayor Edwin Dagasuhan hand over a cerSee FULL STORY, page 4

One of ‘Dignos’ alleged killers arrested

tificate to Barangay Chairman Celso Yagma during the Agro Industrial Fair held at the Public Plaza on June 13, the second day of the Villanueva town’s 52nd Kadlawanan Festival. Yagma’s barangay is among the nine beneficiaries of the project under the Community Fund for Agricultural Development (CFAD). Text and photo by Gleecy Mae K. Edon and Irene Roa Anibong

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Congress has adopted a resolution, filed by lawmakers in Cagayan De Oro City, urging the Department of Energy (DOE) to fast track the development of renewable energy in the country. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN) Par t y L ist Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. has filed House Resolution No. 1025 in Congress to compel the DOE to speed up the implementation of Republic Act 9513 or the Renewable

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The alleged main suspect in the November 2013 killing of Valencia City-baed broadcaster Joas Dignos was arrested by the police Friday. At a press conference, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 10 head Sr. Supt. Pedro Austria said his personnel in Bukidnon were able to nab fugitive See arrested, page 11

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Energy dept urged to fast track devt of renewable energy By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

Rotary Anns of Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro rendering Father’s Day song to their husbands during the Awards and Recognition Night held 6:00pm of June 13, 2014 at The VIP Hotel. During the event, awards of recognition and appreciation were given to Rotarians who participated and contributed to various Rotary events in the whole year such as Rotary Youth Leader Awards, tree planting and Day Care activities. Photo by Daisybev Usaraga

Energy Law. The Rodriguezes said that the Congress enacted the Renewable Energy Law on July 28, 2008 so that the country could attain energy self-reliance through the adoption of sustainable energy development strategies. The House Resolution said that the adoption of sustainable energy development strategies would reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, which would minimize the country’s exposure to price fluctuations of oil products in the world market. See energy, page 11

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By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent FROILAN GALLARDO of MindaNews and CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor CAGAYAN de Oro City– –A 26-year-old nurse from Bohol went missing during a whitewater rafting adventure at the Cagayan de Oro River after the raft that she and her fellow tourists capsized Friday afternoon. City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) head Verneer Monsanto identified the victim as Aiza Mae Balbin, a nurse at the Holy Name University of Tagbilaran City. Monsanto said that Balbin was with five other friends and a tour guide in a raft operated by Kagay Journey White Water Rafting and Kayaking at the world-famous Cagayan River rapids at around 2:00

p.m. last Friday when they encountered strong current, causing the conveyance to overturn. Wearing standard life jackets and helmets, Balbin’s companions from Cebu City and Bohol were able to float and grouped back but realized that Balbin was missing. The tour guide immediately radioed a distress call to his colleagues back at Kagay White Water Rafting and Kayaking who promptly asked for assistance from CDRRMO. By late afternoon, CDRRMO rescuers converged at the scene and scouted the riverbanks all the way to the mouth of Cagayan River up to Macajalar Bay where they were joined by a team from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) by Saturday but Balbin wasn’t found yet as of presstime. Whitewater rafting is an extreme adventure tour that has made Cagayan de

Oro famous among tourists worldwide and this is the first known accident in the area since the recreation was conceived in the mid-1990s. During her reign, then President Gloria Arroyo was the poster girl for the Cagayan de Oro whitewater rafting when she cruised the river and pictures of her soiree made it into Malacañang and international events. Mum Chisum Factura, owner of Kagay Journey-White Rafting and Kayaking, was mum on the identity of the tourist, but he said 20 of their guides are still searching the Cagayan de Oro River as of Friday night. Factura said there were four tourists and a guide aboard the raft when it left barangay Mambuaya Friday morning. Kagay Journey-White Rafting and Kayaking is one of six outdoor outfitters offering white water rides

along the Cagayan de Oro River. ‘Bonsai area’ Jerome Garcia, owner of one of the outfitters, said one of his rafts passed by the overturned raft close to the end of the tour near Makahambus Cave in sitio Cabula, Barangay Lumbia, this city. “We call this area Bonsai Area because of the numerous limestone rocks along the river,” Garcia said. He said the area is extremely dangerous and guides make it a point to steer the rafts away from the rocks. Only a few accidents have been reported since1995, when white water rafting first became a popular recreational activity in this city. Garcia said guests are given an orientation on the perils of the activity, he said. They are made to wear safety gear such as life vests and a helmet and

are briefed on what to do should their raft capsize. Rescue efforts Mayor Oscar Moreno immediately mobilized the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) to help in the search and rescue efforts. “We are committing all our resources in this effort and we hope the missing guest will be found safe and sound,” he said. ‘Friday the 13th’ Four people were separately killed in a span of 24-hours on “Friday the 13” (June 13, 2014, a Friday) in this regional capital province of Misamis Oriental. A superstition that “Friday the 13th” brings “bad luck” is a widely circulated delusion alluded to any day in the month of the year that falls on “Friday the 13th.” Whether by coincidence, most of the victims died on “Friday the 13th” here were killed by road mishaps, a neighbor hacked to death a woman, and another

was missing in an accident during a “water rafting” adventure in Cagayan De Oro River on Friday. Three people were killed, including a barangay official and student, in a head-on collision of motorbikes in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental Friday night. Police Inspector Mohammad Arthur Saquiran of the Traffic Division in El Salvador identified the fatalities as Nestor Ocu, 50, his wife Janice, a barangay kagawad and a 17 year-oldstudent identified only as Rouie. Saguiran said that the Ocu couple was riding tandem on a motorbike heading toward Naawan, west of El Salvador City, when the couple figured in a headon collision with another motorbike driven by Rouie about 9:20 Friday evening. He said that the attending doctors pronounced the victims dead on arrival in separate hospitals in Misamis Oriental.

By LORRY V. GABULE of PIA-Northmin

world’s oceans following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development declaration. At exactly 6:30 a.m., volunteers, students and different organizations in

Iligan City joins World Ocean Day coastal clean-up ILIGAN City––The Embassy of the United States of America in Manila, spearheaded the annual observation to honor the

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P31.6-M facility to boost rubber processing in Agsur By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga and NOEL PROVIDO Correspondent

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur––Rubber processing will be given a boost with the establishment of a P31.6 million natural crumb rubber processing here. The facility, which will be turned over this month, is a big-ticket project of the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP), a special project under the Department of Agriculture. Through MRDP’s Community Fund for Agricultural Development (CFAD), the Farmers Alternative for Self-Reliance Multi-Purpose Cooperative (FASRMCO) was able to access the P31.6 million fund for the process-

ing facility which is equipped with creper and macerator, shredder, trolley dryer, hydraulic baling press and weighing scale. “The facility is expected to produce high-quality semi-processed natural crumb rubber for tire and footwear manufacturers,” said MRDP livelihood specialist Samson Mate. He said the facility will also improve consistency and standard of the plasticity retention index of natural crumb rubber products and to increase the value of rubber cuplump, the coagulated rubber latex. “The province has no existing commercial rubber processing plant, except the conventional processing type,” Mate said.

With the facility, rubber farmers can have an annual incremental increase of at least P3,600-P6,900 per hectare as savings from freight and handling if delivered to processing centers in North Cotabato,” he added. As of 2011, Agusan del Sur has 13,321 hectares planted to rubber and 4,972 are already productive. The total volume of cuplump production was 15,273 metric tons with an average production of 3.1 metric tons per hectare. “These are the sources of cuplump for milling in the province’s crumb rubber processing center which has a capacity of at least 4,337 metric tons per hectare,” Mate said. MRDP program director Lealyn Ramos said MRDP through its program advisory board approved the funding of big ticket livelihood projects to provide wider opportunities for farmers to expand production into enterprise. “This crumb rubber facility will not only reduce hauling cost but more importantly enable our farmers to earn more through value-adding activities,” Ramos said.


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JUNE 28, 2014 - last day of nominations JULY 26, 2014 - Awards Night to be held at Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro City

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MOST OUTSTANDING MINDANAO BUSINESS LEADER IN AGRI-BUSINESS, CORPORATE CATEGORY LAPANDAY FOOD CORP. BANKING & FINANCE, CORPORATE CATEGORY One Network Bank Health Food Production & Marketing, Corporate Category Amley Food Corporation Housing & Realty Development, Corporate Category PUEBLO DE ORO DEV’T CORP. in HOTEL, RESORTS & Tourism Industry, DAKAK BEACH RESPORT IN AGRI-BUSINESS, INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY Mt. Kitanglad Agri-Ventures, Inc. IN BANKING & FINANCE, INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY D‘ Asian Hills Bank IN HOTEL, RESORTS & TOURISM DEV’T, INDIVIDUAL DUKA BAY RESORT INC. IN HOTEL, RESORTS & TOURISM DEV’T, INDIVIDUAL Eden Nature Park IN MEGA-ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY LIMKETKAI & sons IN MEGA-ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY ZEALEP INC. IN SME ENTREPRENEUR CATEGORY SLERS in Transport Service Industry YANSON Group of Companies in Broadcast Industry RADIO MINDANAO NETWORK in SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT UC-1 CORP.

2013 Mindanao Business Investors Awardees

NESTLE Food Processing Industry AYALA LAND INC. Housing & Real Estate Industry CEBU PACIFIC AIR INC. Airlines Industry COCA-COLA Bottlers Phils Inc. Beverage Manufacture SAN MIGUEL BREWERY Beer Industry DEL MONTE PHILIPPINES Agro Industry RIZAL COMMERCIAL BANKING CORP. (RCBC) Banking & Loans Services GOTHONG SOUTHERN Shipping & Cargo Services PRYCE PLAZA Hotel Industry SONY APPLIANCES Appliance Industry UNION GALVASTEEL Home Bldg & Materials Industry SUN CELLULAR Mobile Comm. Service Provider MY SOLID TECHNOLOGIES Cellular Phone Manufacture MX3 Herbal Industry SUPER 5 Public Transport Industry SM PRIME HOLDINGS Malls & Superstores Industry

A MINDANAO-WIDE SEARCH FOR: n OUTSTANDING ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR (Mega & Medium) n OUTSTANDING BUSINESS LEADERS (Individual & Corporate Category) in the Fields of: - Agri-business - Banking & Finance, - Alternative Energy Dev’t/ - Transport Industry - Health Food Production - Housing & Realty Dev’t; - Hotel & Resorts Industry

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Donations for Typhoon Yolanda victims mishandled?

An inquiry into the al- mishandling of the doleged mishandling of nations from public and food and other dona- private donors, local and tions for Yolanda vic- overseas, which were tims coursed through coursed through the the DSWD, is DSWD in order. m u s t Editorial Is it a case of not be mishandling? or inef- partial. It should be ficiency? a non-nonsense probe A member of the if we have to discipline House independent mi- government workers. nority bloc is seeking an Reports have indicatinquiry into the alleged ed that some donations loss, defective storage, are still in storage, some non-distribution and already expired and no misuse of donations spe- longer fit for human cially food and other consumption and others in-kind items for super finding their way into typhoon Yolanda vic- private hands and even tims which were coursed public markets. This is through the Department not only mishandling. Its of Social Welfare and is tantamount to stealing Development (DSWD). and graft and corrup To investigate the tion, if reports are true.

The series of reports, accordingly, have already reached a global audience which has put the country in a bad light before the international donor community. Reports of mishandling and misdeeds are not only unconscionable but indicates a serious breakdown in the manner by which the government has responded to calamities, natural and man-made. Millions, may be even billions, of dollars worth of food and in-kind donations for victims of recent calamities have reportedly been delivered by various donors, local and overseas, through the DSWD, but as to the

question whether the intended beneficiaries received it is another grave concern. The said reports of non-distribution, loss, defective storage and even misuse of said donations specially food and other in-kind and perishable items have been noted. Part of the food aid for super typhoon Yolanda victims have reportedly been left to rot without being distributed by the DSWD. This is inefficiency to the highest level. The higher authorities must show teeth, if only to assuage our suffering countrymen that this incident should never happen again.

Questions from a veteran newsman

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a disgrace to any people…” (Proverbs 14:34, the Holy Bible). -oooQUESTIONS FROM A VETERAN NEWSMAN: Here is a Facebook post of esteemed veteran newsman Pat Sosa Sigue, all the way from Oriental Mindoro: “I can’t help but shake my head. I cannot understand. `The Legal Wife’ has become a top rating (TV show). Many are following and viewing it. They say the story is beautiful. “Of being unfaithful? Of mistresses? They say they can relate with it. Why? Do many Filipinos have this kind of life? Is that the reason why they idolize and vote for Erap? And Dolphy was Comedy King when he was still alive? That Vic continues to be the “Bossing” of a noontime show? Why the amulet of Ramon Revilla Sr. continues to be effective? “Why Leon Guerrero is good at stunts? Why Pac-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio quiao’s punches are devastating? Why Binay and Abalos repeatedly get elected as mayors? And now, Bistek? Jalosjos was jailed for another case. The songs created by Ogie are wonderful. Swanie, Shawe, Dra. Loi and Kristeta are different versions of Monica? Do your governors, congressmen, mayors, councils and even barangay captains have scholars? I don’t want to ask those from media. They have a different license, actually.,,” -oooCURSES FROM STRAYING AWAY FROM GOD: And here is something I wrote in 2009: “I am very glad and elated to know that more and more Filipinos are now sharing the thought

that all our problems, sufferings and difficulties as a nation have very great spiritual dimensions, and are in fact curses sent by God to us because we have turned our backs on Him. “I am also encouraged that now, more and more Filipinos are starting to think that the only way to rise above all these would be to find solutions from God Himself, pursuant to the Biblical injunctions found in, among others, Deuteronomy 28:1 and 15 and 2 Chronicles 7:14. “Enrique Angeles, a member of the Kapampangan Community Worldwide egroup, with email address enrieangeles@yahoo.com, posted in the Internet a letter addressed to Pampanga Gov.

Ed Panlilio on the matter. -oooSPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF PROBLEMS: “Here are parts of that letter: `I. THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF THE PHILIPPINES’ SOCIOPOLITICAL PROBLEMS. As an exemplary Catholic priest, you certainly understand better than any other Philippine politician that the root of the country’s problems are spiritual: the turning away from God. “`The manifestations are greed, immorality, corruption, injustices and all the other vices which ultimately produce social chaos, poverty and political instability. The true and real solution therefore is spiritual: the turning back to God. Unless, the Philippines turns back to God, we will never solve our problems… “`This was shown by Moses in the book of Exodus when God commanded Moses to send Joshua to do battle against Amalek with the sword, while Moses See FULL STORY, page 11


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PAQUIBATO PROPER, Davao City -- The celebration of Independence Day was made more significant in this far-flung New People’s Army (NPA) stronghold as 40 city and national government agencies pooled resources for a “Serbisyo Caravan” spearheaded by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, Philippine Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista and the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies (ARENA) XI. Hundreds of residents from 13 villages of Paquibato District, a known NPA stronghold, trooped to barangay Paquibato Proper, to avail of the services offered by the government such as the City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO), City Agriculturist Office, City Veterinarian’s Office and the regional offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Justice (DoJ), the National Statistics Office (NSO), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), among others. During the whole day affair, the DSWD distributed 20 assistive devices to people with disabilities and

8,000 food packs amounting to P2 million; 100 assorted seedlings plus farm implements from the Department of Agriculture (DA); 5,000 Tilapia fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR); abaca plantlets from the Fiber Industry Development Authority and the 196 land titles from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The other agencies like the Public Attorney’s Office and Regional State Prosecutor provided advice on human trafficking and barangay justice system, among others. Wilma Piyal, a 36-year old widow with seven children was happy to have her quad cane. Piyal, whose husband died last year, said her cane would help her do house work more easily especially that she has to take care of her two children with disabilities. She is a beneficiary of the DSWD’s Pantawid Pamilya program, which only covers three barangays in Paquibato with 206 total beneficiaries. Issues were raised by the village leaders of the 13 barangays and the IP communities during the consultation activity. Foremost were the improvement of road networks, construction of

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bridges, improvement of farm-to-market roads and the long-overdue ancestral domain sustainable development plan to help the areas jumpstart development efforts. The village leaders said improved road networks and bridges interconnecting all barangays of Paquibato and to other neighboring villages of other districts would spur development in the area. The 13 villages of Paquibato Proper, Mapula, Lumiad, Colosas, Panalum, Pandaitan, Malabog, Salapawan, Tapak, Fatima, Sumimao, Paradise Embak and Mabuhay are the areas in the city’s second district left behind in terms of development due to strong presence of the communist rebels. Barangay captain Joseph Escobidal of Paquibato Proper expressed gratitude because it was the first time that all regional government agencies visited Paquibato. Ruben Labawan, the Ata Tribal leader of the Paquibato ancestral domain, was hoping that the national government could help in the funding and speedy completion of their Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP). Labawan said they lack

support to work on their sustainable development plan, thus they anchored their programs and projects from the barangay development plan for the meantime. DPWH XI Regional director Mariano Alquiza, who is the president of ARENA XI, said Paquibato was identified as the area where to hold their “Serbisyo Caravan” based on their needs assessment or criteria such as: it is a conflict-affected area and

the poverty rate is high. ARENA is an aggrupation of regional executives in Davao region aiming to bring government services closer to the people. ARENA XI’s “Serbisyo Caravan” started in 2011 but it has been serving areas outside of the regional center. On the other hand, 10th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Ariel B. Bernardo said security and development is a shared responsibility.

He said the military has been present in the area for many years and aimed to facilitate bringing government service as its contribution to the total development of the community. The “Serbisyo Caravan” concluded with the unveiling of the peace monument and the signing of the Manifesto of Commitment and Support to the Development of Paquibato District by Mayor Duterte and General Bautista. (PNA)

Donato Bojo (2nd from the left), a staff from the Protected Area and Wildlife Division (PAWD) of DENR 10, assisted by the residents of brgy. Gimaylan, Libertad, Misamis Oriental tries to remove the fishing line swallowed by the green sea turtle as punong barangay Elmer G. Jagonsal (center) looks on. (gathiam/denr.rpao10#06-208-2014)


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AMBOANGA City - Mayor Beng Climaco has requested former Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization to study the possibility of creating a national task force on Anti-Rice Smuggling to guide local government units and law enforcement agencies in the conduct of anti-smuggling operations.

Mayor Climaco made the request, in the light of reports that some 12,000 sacks of alleged smuggled rice seized by military and police authorities in the city the past months have been released by the Bureau of Customs. “Our request is to come up with a National Task Force on anti-smuggling because I am not happy to note that there were 12,000 sacks of rice that [operatives from] Task Force Zamboanga in coordination with the police confiscated and seized but these were released again by a particular agency of government,” the mayor told the media during Monday’s press briefing in EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SIMULTANEOUS SALE

City Hall. Climaco said she communicated with the former senator to request the creation of the task force to guide local government units and law enforcers. “This has been the problem since the time of Col. [Chiquito] Malayo when he was the acting City Police Director in 2013. There were so many confiscations [of alleged smuggled rice] done by the Task Force Zamboanga, Coast Guard and PNP but the items were released and we so need guidelines from the national government.” According to the chief executive, Secretary Pangilinan should come up with a directive that will in a way ensure proper coordination of the apprehending authori-

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ties with other concerned agencies such as the Bureau of Customs. “We appeal that a task force on anti-smuggling be See smuggling, page 11

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late LUCIO FEBRERA ORDENIZA, who died intestate on January 9, 2013 at Ozamis City; left an untenanted parcel of land situated at Brgy. Garang Tangub City and more particularly described as follows; “A parcel of land Lot No. 537 of the Cadastral Survey of Tangub, situated in the Barrio of Labuyo (now Garang), Municipality of Tangub (now City). Containing an area of THIRTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY NINE (13,159) sq.m., more or less, covered by Title No. T-1238 of the Office of the Registry of Deeds and embraced by Tax Declaration No. 100060. Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SIMULTANEOUS SALE, made and entered by EVA REGIDOR ORDENIZA, widow; JACKIE LU ORDENIZA, married; BOBBY ORDELOUN REGIDOR ORDENIZA, married; and MY LADY LU ORDENIZA OLEGARIO, married; all of legal ages, Filipinos and residents of Brgy. III, Tangub City, Philippines; are the surviving spouse and children, respectively, and sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of PESOS: THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND (P 300,000.00), Philippine Currency, in hand paid by HIPOLITO A. CALONSAG III, single; PRECIOUS GRACE A. CALONSAG, single; PETER PAUL A. CALONSAG, single; and MAE ANNE C. GILLAMAC, married to SHAUN MARNEL V. GILLAMAC; all of legal ages, Filipinos and residents of Brgy. V, Tangub City, do hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY, in a manner absolute and irrevocable, unto the said Hipolito A. Calonsag III, Precious Grace A. Calonsag, Peter Paul A. Calonsag and Mae Anne C. Gillamac, a portion of the above-described parcel of land with an area of ELEVEN THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWELVE (11,312) sq.m. more or less. As per Doc. No. 1425; Page No. 76; Book No. 35; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. JOEL A. ALIMA.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased Spouses DESIDERIO B. PELIT and TERESITA SUMAGANG PELIT, who both died intestate on 27 August 2004 in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; left a certain parcel of agricultural land and all the existing improvements thereof, if any, situated at Barangay San Vicente, Tangub City, and registered under Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo Blg. P-889 of the Registry of Deeds for Tangub and presently declared under Tax Declaration No. 103148 in the Office of the City Assessor of Tangub City, and more particularly described as follows: “A Parcel of Land, Lot No. 17425-Part, Cad. 271, identifical to Lot 1, Ccs-10-000944-D, situated in the Barrio San Vicente, City of Tangub, Province of Misamis Occidental. Containing an area of THIRTY THREE THOUSAND FORTY (33,040) SQUARE METERS, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered by RUBEN S. PELIT, Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Barangay Sumirap, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; and LENLY PELIT SALINAS, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Barangay San Vicente, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; are the legitimate children and the sole and compulsory heirs of the deceased sps. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), receipt of which hereby acknowledge to our full and complete satisfaction, we, do hereby SELL, CONVEY and TRANSFER by way of ABSOLUTE SALE unto HILDA E. CASACLANG, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Lorenzo Tan, Tangub City, Misamis Occidental. As per Doc. No. 139; Page No. 55; Book No. 23; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. JOEL A. ALIMA.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Clemen P. Pitoy, who died intestate leaving no debts and left a parcel of land situated at Brgy. Migcanaway, Tangub City, and more particularly described as follows; ON THE ORIGINAL PARCEL: “Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-1531, Lot No. 61-C-2-E, Psd-10-039643, a portion of Lot no. 61-C-2, Psd-10-037194 situated at Brgy. Migcanaway, Tangub City. Containing an area of SIXTEEN THOUSAND SIXTY THREE (16,063) sq.m. more or less under Tax Declaration no. 76918 in the name of CLEMEN PEREYRA & LOURDES PEREYRA; OF THE PORTION CONVEYED: (1) “A parcel of land lot no. 61-C-2-E-19-A, Area- 155 sqm. (2) Lot no. 61-C-2-E1-A, Area – 73 sqm. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT (228) sqm. more or less. Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE ON A PORTION OF LAND, made and entered by MIGUEL P. PITOY, BELEN FATIMA P. PITOY and TERESITA P. PITOY; all of legal age, Filipinos, the first named being married and a resident of Mountain View, Mariveles, Bataan and the rest both single and residents of Brgy. 1, Tangub City, Mis. Occ., Philippines; are the only legal and surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of TWENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P20,000.00) Philippine Currency in hand paid by EVANGELINE T. COMEDOY, of legal age, Filipina, married to ANATALIO P. COMEDOY and a resident of Brgy. Migcanaway, Tangub City, hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and convey, unto the said EVANGELINE T. COMEDOY. As per Doc. No. 127; Page No. 27; Book No. XXV; Series of 2008; under Notary Public of ATTY. ENRIQUITO B. CAJITA.

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The role of teacher can be challenging By GRACE M. PAMOTONGAN Teacher 1 Mabatao Elem. School District of Salvador Division of Lanao Del Norte

The job of a teacher is equally rewarding and incredibly challenging, and it is a noble profession that helps to shape the children of today into the future of tomorrow. If you are training to become a teacher, you should learn the challenges that await you in the classroom, and use skills such as your creativity, determination and flexibility to help guide you through these challenges and help you emerge a successful and effective educator. However there are problems that await in the classroom. Students with behavior problems are a major obstacle that teachers have

to overcome. Insubordinate students distract the other children and monopolize much of the teacher’s time for discipline and attempts to regain the focus of the student or the class as a whole. Another problem is overpopulation in schools. This has shown to have an adverse effect on student learning in a number of ways. How schools deal with this problem affects student learning since overpopulation can hinder student learning, reducing the quality of instructional planning and lowering morale among students and teachers. Overcrowding affects classroom activities, as well as instructional planning. Teachers typically have less planning time and fewer resources in overpopulated

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARCOS H. MALINAO has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) from “PEDRO” to “MARCOS” in the Birth Certificate of PEDRO MALINAO who was born on February 23, 1953 at Digos, Davao and whose parents are Mauro Malinao and Ramona Hingania, Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than July 01, 2014. (Sgd.) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: June 16 & 23, 2014

schools. Teachers spend most of their time managing the overcrowded classroom, instead of providing quality instruction and trying innovative teaching strategies. Teachers in overpopulated schools also experience higher rates of burnout, higher absenteeism rates and higher levels of stress. Student concentration is adversely affected when classrooms are overcapacity and resources are limited. Overpopulated schools generally have to use nonclassroom facilities as classrooms, such as the lunchroom or media center. The problem is that these rooms are not always equipped with whiteboards, desks or other classroom resources necessary for student learning. Distractions are also common in overcrowded schools with more students per class and classrooms in closer proximity. Surveys of students and teachers in overcrowded schools revealed that students and teachers alike feel overwhelmed and even discouraged in these facilities. Schools are not just buildings, but environments for learning. If the environment is not conducive to learning due to overcrowding, student achievement and teacher planning are negatively affected. The government should address this problem now.


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AVAO CITY — Mayor Rodrigo Duterte urged New People’s Army guerillas to “bury your guns, or hang it on a tree” and engage into a joint business venture with a Malaysian and Thai entity that is looking for a 100,000-hectare area to plant oil palm and sesame seeds plantation.

With Paquibato District a known “stronghold” of the NPA in northern Davao City, Duterte said a plantation in their mid would be solely offered to the guerrillas to grab the opportunity. “Wa ko mangayo nga ang NPA isurrender ilang armas, tagoan lang nila unya akoy mopagador, sabot mo kung pila ilang pangayuon sa yuta. Kay ilang paliton ang palm oil unya naay trabaho. (I do not ask the NPA to surrender their arms; they just have to hide it. You [NPA] should talk [to investors] how much [rent] you want for the land. They [investors] will buy it and provide jobs),” he said.

Duterte said if the NPA agreed, he guarantees to talk with President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and the Armed Forces of the Philippines about “closing” Paquibato. “Inyo na, kamo diri ug mga NPA,” said Duterte during the 116th Philippine Independence Day commemoration program he attended in Barangay Paquibato Proper, Paquibato District here. Duterte was talking about his proposal several times since May this year but it was only lately that he gave the nationalities of the supposed investors. The size of the supposed plantation range from 50,000 to

100,000 hectares, which are figures given by Duterte himself in interviews with the media. The NPA has not issued any statement yet on Duterte’s offer but the guerrillas have spoken against oil palm plantations in several statements. In October last year, the NPAs were blamed on the burning of equipment of an oil palm plantation in North Cotabato. It also warned tribal communities in an Agusan del Sur town to beware of a government intention to allow an oil palm corporation that may displace them. Duterte said the residents of Paquibato may “raise the price of your lot” as he would also talk with the investors to meet minimum wage as mandated by law. Duterte said he does not want the NPA to impose “revolutionary tax.”

“Kung gusto mo’g ang inyong bargaining CBA ang NPA maoy mangunay, basta ang ako no taxation (If you want, the NPA lead your Collective Bargaining Agreement, but me I don’t want [revolutionary] taxation,” he said. Paquibato was also put into the limelight in 2012 when an NPA guerrilla lobbed a grenade at an Army detachment but a protective net hurled back the grenade to a gymnasium where civilians were gathering that time for a pre-fiesta sports activity. Several residents were sustained shrapnel wounds. Paquibato also continues to pose a headache to the government military campaign to dislodge the NPAs from the area. Last month, several residents including barangay officials complained before the City Council about Army troops allegedly harassing them

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By Allan B. Roxas, Head Teacher-I Oguis Elementary School

School and community are inseparable entities in the development of the institution. Undeniably, it is difficult for the school to sail and to quantize its accomplishments without the all-out support and participation of the stakeholders. Thus DepEd believes that in School-Based Management system the innate potentials of the stakeholders are maximized in initiating and innovating possible alternatives in order to attain maximum learning outcomes yet to reach its desired effect for quality performance. School-Based management system on another hand emphasizes local initiatives, shared governance, collaboration, transparency and good management system. It is in this context, that if local leaders are empowered and take part in the development and planning on what to do in the institution then indeed not far to realize its mission and vision to attain quality basic education. DepEd has come to realized that in order to become successful in the implementation of its thrust and programs it is then necessary to decentralize the educational system in the country. With these local leaders are empowered

to establish linkages and top local resources in putting in for support hence to solve the school needs and concerns for quality instructions. Furthermore, the school has fiscal autonomy through MOOE downloaded monthly to use for maintenance and instructions the purpose of which is to speed-up in accelerating pupils learning output. Consequently, it helps the teachers lighten their loads in speeding personal money for pupil’s instructional needs. Along this line, it also contributes to lessen financial boredom of the school as he implements DepEd programs yet made easy for the institution to move forward towards realizing the targets congruent to the national goals. Finally, through decentralization and school-based management system the school is able to develop the culture of oneness and collaborativism in dealing with school problems. Nonetheless, transparency, good governance and quality education are then the upshots of this system. Without doubt it is not far and beyond that quality education is within our reach through this new breakthrough in management adapted by the Department Education.

Too Much Memorization in Education? By Betty Jane Rotilles Alfeche Teacher 1 Curva Miagao Elem. School District of Salvador Division of Lanao Del Norte

Some argue that too much memorization is not good as students do not learn when all that is required of them is retaining insignificant facts. These facts have little if any worth after the test is taken. Why is this method of teaching so popular? Perhaps it is because it is an easier way for teachers to use. However, students suffer immensely, when teachers take the easy route. Too many classes only teach students to only remember the bare minimum required for a test. When this happens, the students avoid the key concepts and instead attempt to remember facts and equations, effectively avoiding the point of school, to learn skills which are transferable. To be fair, some memorization is required in school, but the idea of immersing students in facts, and then expecting them to do well on a test is not is not proven effective. More active and handson learning methods are required. Students need activities that require thinking skills. With such a flawed education system, can the tests be considered reliable to determine

whether a student truly understands the content? If all that is expected is memorization, then the tests only evaluate memory. Tests that only ask students to recall facts are not good culminating assessments, and they may not accurately evaluate the students. This is worry-some as students who may not actually understand what is taught can get diplomas or certificates of completion. Authentic assessments can remedy this issue. These assessments involve the student being tested in a real situation that may prove of worth after graduation. These assessments tests the thinking behind the knowledge, rather than filling in the blank or bubbling in an answer. When schools limit themselves to evaluating the ability of a student to remember, the students do not benefit. This is the wrong way to approach education. Memorization is the antithesis of critical thinking and conceptual learning. It treats facts as arbitrary and interchangeable. You’ll remember facts better, and use them more effectively, if you treat them as the interconnected web.

wide, and has already been widely adopted by accrediting agencies, with many important implications. First, student-centered programs are output- oriented. The primary measure of program success is what graduates actually know and are able to do. Second, student-centered programs are competency-based. Learning objectives and learning outcomes are tied to the most important skills and knowledge in a program. Third, learner-centered education is dedicated to continual improvement through ongoing assess-

Best practices in teaching are those that have the greatest impact on students’ learning. They may involve approaches that encourage student participation, allow for measurable feedback, encourage students to interact with each other, and have high expectations. The fundamental role of assessment is to provide a complementary methodology for monitoring, confirming, and improving student learning. The “paradigm shift” from a teacher-centered program design to a learnercentered program design is well underway nation-

of program changes on learning outcomes, program faculty are enabled to identify problem areas and to design improvements. Make the class interactive: Do everything possible to transform the students from passive observers to active learners. Get the students out of their seats frequently to work in twos or threes on analyzing an issue. Students learn more and retain more when they are actively involved. They share their thoughts with each other first. Call on students constantly to answer questions: Make a habit of calling on individual students by name to answer questions without first asking for volunteers. This keeps the whole class

awake and alert. Never go for more than three or four minutes without getting one of the students to speak. You want your students to be on their toes, knowing that you might call on them at any time to answer a question. Find a student’s strength: If one student is particularly adept at a particular skill set, point it out and have an expectation for the student to be the “expert.” This raises the student in the esteem of classmates and encourages the student to stay abreast of the topic. Try to find a dozen students like this in your class for a variety of topics by being specific in your praise. Don’t just say, “That was a well-written paper,” but indicate exactly what about the ideas, or wording, or structure of the paper you felt made it stand out.

Class size and effective learning By ROWENA ALBOROTO JAGNA-AN Teacher 1 Curva Miagao Elem. School District of Salvador Division of Lanao Del Norte

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Smuggling... from page 8

created so that all national government agencies working on this will be able to coordinate efforts because this has been the complaints of our rice dealers and ship owners—mucho tan confiscate pero ta larga lang,” the mayor added. Pangilinan, it is recalled, was appointed by President Aquino last month as presidential assistant for food security and agricultural modernization, which is equivalent to the position of secretary. Executive Order No. 175, which formalizes Pangilinan’s appointment, transfers to the Office of the President the following agencies of the Department of Agriculture (DA)- National Food Authority, National Irrigation Authority, Philippine Coconut Authority and the Fertilizer and Pesticide Authority—which will all be under Pangilinan. (Sheila Covarrubias)

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22-year-old Dionisio Daulong in a raid conducted at barangay Paitan, Quezon, Bukidnon at 5:30 a.m. Friday. Austria said a tipster informed the CIDG provincial office in Bukidnon that Daulong was hiding in Barangay Paitan since December 2013 and law operatives immediately went to the area where Daulong was immediately accosted without resistance. A sketchy report reaching the CIDG 10 regional office also mentioned that a former barangay kagawad in Paitan was also arrested for harbouring a fugitive. The barangay kagawad was not yet identified in the initial report. Austria reported that Daulong was arrested based on a warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 38 Judge Emmanuel Pasal. At the time of his arrest, Daulong was already facing a frustrated murder case

while being incarcerated at Valencia City jail. Along with 20 others, he was able to bolt out of the jail last September, two months before Dignos’s killing. A few days after Dignos was shot dead last November 30, witnesses were able to pinpoint Daulong as the alleged shooter who finished Dignos off after he already suffered injuries from a volley of fire that prompted the victim to run several meters from where he was initially shot. The witnesses were able to tag down Daulong after his picture appeared in a rogues’ gallery at the CIDG 10 regional office. L ast December, the CIDG 10 wasted no time in preparing a complaint for murder versus Daulong and the prosecutor’s office was successful in securing a warrant for his arrest. At presstime, Daulong is still incarcerating at the CIDG Bukidnon detention cell while being processed for transfer back at the Valencia City jail.

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However, until at present, there are still numerous calls by different sectors of society, particularly renewable energy advocates, for the government to fast track the development of renewable energy, the resolution said. Among the renewable energy that the govern-

ment should develop as energy sources are in the resolution biomass, solar, wind, hydro, geothermal and ocean energy sources, including hybrid systems. The resolution emphasized that renewable energy is also seen as a means to mitigate climate change. It said that based on the record, the DOE has awarded only 389.5 MW of wind projects with certificate of commercial viability, 80 MW for solar, 210.35 MW for hydro, 46.3 MW for biomass power projects, and none from for ocean power. The record was in contrast to the DOE’s claim that the energy department has awarded energy projects at the end of 2013, a total capacity of 1,753.5 MW, solar projects amounting to 482.7 MW, a five-MW ocean power project, 2,806 MW of hydro power projects and 111.6 MW of biomass projects.

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Iligan City actively participated the regional simultaneous activity entitled: “Coastal Clean-up Day: I Love the Ocean” in celebration of World’s Ocean Day on June 9, 2014 at Barangay Santiago coastal area near Barangay Hall, Purok 5, this city. The barangay was severely affected by Typhoon Sendong in 2011. Ayana Jamnia Maranda, U.S. Government scholar alumni representing Iligan City, under the Philippine Youth Delegation Scholarship Program, said the activity is in line with Department of State Secretary Kerry’s “Our Ocean’s Conference” happening end of

this month. It aims to increase awareness on the value of the seas and to gather participants in its protection. “We had a countdown declaring the start of the clean-up to three areas nationwide: Iligan City for Mindanao, Dumaguete City for Visayas, and Parañaque for Luzon.” A briefing on how to take care of our ocean/seas was conducted before the clean-up started addressing the settlers in the barangay who got also involved in the day’s activity. The group was able to gather along the shore garbage like plastics, twigs, drift wood, dried leaves and some empty plastic bottles. As a nationwide event, the Embassy’s social media team is stationed to monitor using the official hash tag #OurOcean2014 as it also aims to raise awareness through social media. The day’s activity was highlighted with a Boat Rowing Contest participated by the local settlers, five boats in a row handled by two female partner per boat. Prices include P1, 500 worth of grocery pack for first and P1,000 and P500 worth of grocery pack for second and third. Consolation prices were also given to non-winners. Meanwhile in Dumaguete, it was highlighted with Arts Waste Recycling, and in Luzon, a physical conditioning activity through Zumba/Taebo exercise. The observance of World Ocean Day was made possible through the U.S. State Department, U.S. Embassy- Manila United States Government Alumni from Mindanao, in collaboration with Barangay Santiago Officials and settlers, Barangay Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management Council (BFARMC), American Field Service Inter Cultural Learning Iligan Chapter, Philippine Youth Leadership Program, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) Department of Psychology, College of Arts Social Science Executive Council (CASS), Muslim Organization in MSU-IIT, and the Iligan Bloggers Society.

Four people poisoned after eating spoiled ‘cake’ CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Two children, a mother and an aunt were poisoned after eating a spoiled cake dumped in a garbage box here Saturday morning. Police identified the victims as Eggy Gonia, 9, Jentex Comulay, 6, Christie Comulay (Jentic’s mother) and Christie sister Rosemarie. Initial investigation disclosed that Gonia ate a cake he found in a trash box. He reportedly shared some cake to Jentex who also shared some of mother Christie and aunt Rosemarie. The four victims reportedly felt dizzy and started to vomit profusely moments after consuming the cake, police said. Neighbors rushed to victims to the hospital here where they underwent treatment for possible food poisoning. Doctors at the hospital had declared the victims now in stable condition. A report from Cris Diaz, Mindanao Daily News Executive Editor

Message “Hundreds of yesterdays have passed, and we are again celebrating our Charter Day activities. There is more Araw ng Villanueva still to come, but there’s only one today to enjoy. I hope and pray we have the best day today and be thankful for God’s amazing grace. Have a great day ahead.” Vice Mayor Edwin Dagasuhan Villanueva, Misamis Oriental

Villanueva town Vice Mayor Edwin Dagasuhan (third from left) with Mayor Julio Uy (second from left) lead the ceremonial cutting of ribbon that signaled the opening of the Agro and Livelihood Fair that serves as one of the highlights of the 52nd Kadlawan Festival of Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental.


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