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AN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur --- Local government and police officials have vowed to catch the suspected financiers of an illegal mining operation near Mt. Magdiwata watershed.

Mu n i c ip a l Po l i c e C h i e f Eprhaim Detuya assured that they are conducting an in-depth investigation towards arresting the syndicate members and crackdown on illegitimate mining operation in this town. “Once we have enough evidence against them, we will file cases in court,” Detuya told reporters in a press briefing at the town hall where the six Chinese nationals arrested on Saturday after they were tagged as behind the illegal mining operation, were

presented to the local media. “Those responsible will be held liable for destroying the watershed,” said Mayor Jenny de Asis, as she ordered close monitoring of the influx of Chinese nationals to this town, mostly ‘engaged’ in mining operations using heavy equipment. Initial police investigation showed the six were workers at the mining area with no working visas, since they only carried tourist visa identification cards that

THE six Chinese nationals arrested for alleged mining operation presented by local government and police officials of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur during a press briefing at the town hall. (Photo by Max Tutor/asf)

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DOST to launch Bombo Medico 2013 project Moses sets record anew By Johny S. Natad

BUTUAN CIT Y - The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will launch project Mo-

bile Operational System for Emergency (Moses), which complements the operation of the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazard (Project NOAH).

A pilot test, the launching will be done at the start of the National Science and Technology Week on July 22, said DOST-Caraga Director LAUNCH | page 11

ON its fifth year of implementation, Bombo Radyo Philippines has set a new record with its nationwide Bombo Medico 2013, Sunday. Simultaneously held in areas where Bombo Radyo and Star FM stations are located, the activity had almost 45,000 beneficiaries, broken down as 37,495 medical and 7,366 dental services. For this year’s Bombo Bombo Medico Medico 2013, P23 million 2013 - Butuan City worth of medicines, vitamins and other health products were given out and other national and local of consultations and services were also rendered to the beneficiaries, in col- sponsors. laboration with UNILAB Millions of pesos worth MEDICO | page 2

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PopCom spearheads FP activity launching

STAKEHOLERS’ ROLES - Coordinator Glenn Bais of Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA-Mindanao) conveys the key roles of stakeholders during the launch of “Promoting Gender Equality and Strengthening Women’s Participation in Local Governance” Project at Amontay Beach Resort in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte on July 12, 2013. (Johny S. Natad, PIA-Caraga/asf)

‘Gambling loser’ shot to death By PO2 Alexander C. Calanza

CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City - A 43-year old person was shot-to-death, evening of July 12, at the public market of Barangay 3, Poblacion, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte. Police identified the victim as Benjamin M. Poson, a

carpenter of Purok Manga, Barangay 6, who sustained two gunshot wounds in the back. After the incident, the culprit fled towards an unknown direction. Investigation showed that the victim, who earlier had a heated argument with an unidentified person after losing in the toss coin game (cara y cruz), went home

but soon came back with a caliber .38 loaded with six bullets. While approaching the place, he was allegedly shot from behind by the unidentified person. The victim was still holding his gun as he fell down, police said. Recovered from the crime scene by SOCO investigators of the Regional Crime

Laboratory Office 13 was one .38 caliber pistol loaded with 6 live bullets, belonging to the victim; and four fired cartridges of .45 caliber pistol. Said items are now at the custody of the RCLO 13 for further examination, while Buenavista MPS is now conducting thorough investigation for the possible identification of the killer. (ACC/MMG/asf )

BUTUAN CITY -- The Commission on Population (PopCom) led the launch of projects addressing the family planning (FP) needs of couples, in partnership with both government and private sectors. Women, drivers, vendors and cooperatives are the next target for the campaign in reducing Unmet Need for Family Planning (UMFP). Popcom-Caraga and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Private Sector Mobilization for Family Health Project (PRISM) earlier agreed to mobilize the groups for FP, utilizing the Usapan Technology. Administrative and financial aspects of the partnership shall be shouldered by PRISM, while PopComCaraga will take care of the technical side. The three major activities are the FP Technology/ ICS training for guidance counselors of secondary education/non-government organizations/private companies; deepening workshop of local population/health officers and workers on population management related concepts and skills and BSPO Convention. The United Nations

Population Fund (UNFPA) have also partnered with PopCom-Caraga in capacitating population workers and volunteers in addressing the FP needs among couples in Surigao del Sur. The salient features of the Republic Act 10354, also known as the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law of 2012, became the focus of the multi-sectoral forum organized recently at Tandag City and at Bislig City. PopCom-Caraga Officer-In-Charge Alexander A. Makinano readily accepted the call, as main presenter and in a separate forum, faced the media in Butuan City and Agusan provinces recently at Butuan City. The activities were organized in partnership with the Philippine Legislators Committee on Population and Development. A pilot testing of the 14th FDS Module was recently made in General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. A technical staff of the Regional Population Office in Caraga and a provincial population officer joined the National and Regional Advisory Committees of ACTIVITY | page 11

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doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, nursing aids, marshalls and other individuals in the spirit of ‘volunteerism’. Bombo Medico 2013 Over-all Chair and Star FM-Luzon Area Manager Orly Pangcog was so gladdened by the success of the program. The nationwide Bombo Medico 2013 and the Dugong Bombo Project are the brainchild of Network President and Chief Executive Officer Rogelio M. Florete, as part of Bombo Radyo Philippines’ corporate social responsibility. For the past five years, over a P60 million worth of medicines and medical services were given to the beneficiaries. The Bombo Medico 2013 was held in cooperation with the Bombo Radyo Philippines Foundation and Queenbank Foundation and in association with Ubotrol, Alaxan FR, Dr. S. Wong's Sulfur Soap, Casino Alcohol

THE MORAL BEARERS - PIA Caraga, media partners, Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA), and Paz y Desarrollo representatives pose during the launching of the project “Promoting Gender Equality and Strengthening Women’s Participation in Local Governance” at Amontay Beach Resort in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte on July 12, 2013. The media, academe, and nongovernment organizations are considered the ‘moral bearers’ of the project. (Johny S. Natad, PIA-Caraga/asf)

Active, Mama's Love Cotton, Ritemed B-Complex and Ritemed Lagundi. The Cataract Foundation Philippines and the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology were also

did cataract screening in such cities as Manila, Tuguegarao, Cauayan, Laoag, Vigan, La Union , Dagupan, Baguio, Naga, Legaspi, Bacolod, Iloilo, Roxas, Kalibo, Cebu, Tacloban, Davao,

General Santos, Butuan, Koronadal, Cotabato, Dipolog, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. (PR through Lilibeth Ruiz, News Director of Bombo Radyo-Butuan/ arjaysfelicilda)

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Award winning hotel chain expands further in Philippines

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ANILA, PHILIPPINES – Award winning international hospitality group – Tune Hotels – is further strengthening is portfolio of value-for-money hotel rooms by opening in Cagayan De Oro this month, the first of four hotels it will open in the Philippines this year. The 159-room Tune Hotel Cagayan De Oro opens on July 19 in the heart of the Lapasan Central Business District and will take the group’s portfolio of hotels in the Philippines to five. Tune Hotels have quickly gained a strong foothold and acceptance of the brand’s concept in the Philippines with the first hotel opening in Angeles City (165 rooms) in February 2012, followed by Cebu (150 rooms) later in February, Ermita (167 rooms) in March and Makati (213 rooms) in July last year. There will be further expansion this year. After Cagayan De Oro, there will be hotels in Quezon City

(140 rooms), Ortigas (182 rooms) and Davao (155 rooms) for a total of eight hotels opened within a two year period. The Tune Hotels brand is owned and operated by Red Planet Hotels in the Philippines and Chief Executive Officer, Tim Hansing, said there will further openings of Tune Hotels in the Philippines in the coming years where he has a target for a minimum of 15 properties for the country. “It has been extremely pleasing to see how rapidly and how well the Tune Hotels brand and concept has been accepted by Filipinos and international travellers alike,” Mr. Hansing said. “By presenting to the market an international brand managed entirely by locals, the warmth of Filipino hospitality has convinced both the Tune brand and Red Planet Hotels to make a significant investment in to the country as the travel and tourism sector continues to strengthen and grow.”

Mr. Hansing said there will be more hotels coming in the greater Metro Manila region while other provincial locations are being evaluated. Tune Hotels is a sister company to the Air Asia group of airlines which is also steadily building its presence in the Philippines, most recently with the announcement of a strategic partnership with Zest Air, who fly directly from Manila to Cagayan De Oro. The Tune Hotel Cagayan De Oro is a welcome addition to the city with air passenger arrivals growing to a robust 1.622 million in 2012. The recent opening of the new Laguindingan International Airport is also expected to further increase the number of flights into the city - especially from domestic low cost carriers. The new Cagayan De Oro property is also the first Tune Hotel in the Philippines to have a function room catering to up to 30 guests for meetings and

social gatherings. There will also be a restaurant at the ground floor to serve breakfast and provide food and beverage services for meetings and events. There are now Tune hotel in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, India, England and Scotland and all boast custom-made, five-star beds to provide an excellent night’s sleep, power showers, 24-hour security in locations that are easy to reach and close to public transport points. For inquiries and reservations, please call (+632) 519-0888 or e-mail us at philippines@tunereservations.com Get to know more about Tune Hotels and Red Planet Hotels Limited by visiting www.tunehotels.com or www.redplanethotels.com For further information or more high-resolution photography, please contact: Carlos Cruz Director of Sales and Marketing Red Planet Hotels, Phil-

ippines DID: +63 02 519 0888 loc. 101 E-mail: carlo@redplanethotels.com Websites: www.redplanethotels.com / www. tunehotels.com About Tune Hotels Tune Hotels is part of the lifestyle business conglomerate Tune Group that was founded by Tan Sri, Tony Fernandes and Dato Kamarudin Meranun. Tune Hotels seeks to innovate and revolutionize the way services are made available and has employed efficient web-based technologies to reach and engage its customers, presenting a unique lifestyle opportunity. Since launch, Tune Hotels has welcomed more than four million guests in its properties throughout Asia and the UK. All Tune Hotels’ properties feature space-efficient, streamlined rooms focusing on high-quality basics: a five-star bed, powerful hot showers and energyconserving ceiling fans along with housekeeping

services, electronic keycard access into rooms, CCTV surveillance, and 24-hour security. About Red Planet Hotels Limited Red Planet Hotels Limited (RPHL) was formed in 2010 and is a privately owned regional hotel investment company focused on Asia’s emerging markets by developing a portfolio of budget hotels in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Japan. RPHL owns the hotels it operates and they are all managed under a franchise agreement with Tune Hotels and were formed with a vision to capture the growth in the worldwide limitedservice hotel market, supported by the growth in budget airlines and the robust economy of the ASEAN region and China. Headquartered in Bangkok, RPHL has ownership interests 39 Tune Hotels, 20 of which are operational with a further 19 under construction and has a 16.05% ownership interest in the Tune Hotels company.


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Acer delivers “inTENse”-ity for its 10th year bash

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CER - Amid an immensely “inTENse” ambiance, Acer Philippines celebrated its 10th year in the country with a bang, simultaneous with the launch of its newest and most exciting line-up of IT products that feature new benefits for today’s modern-day explorers. These new breed of IT us-

ers—professionals, students, businessmen—continue to reinvent themselves, and Acer’s new products perfectly complement their need to lead their lives in an enhanced yet simplified way. This is Acer’s answer as it emboldens itself to be more aggressive, imaginative and future-looking in an even more inTENse way.

The ne w pro duc ts, launched via a heart-pounding and fashion-inspired fashion show, introduced the touch-friendly Aspire R7 notebook, the Aspire P3 Ultrabook for inTENse freedom and flexibility, the Acer Iconia W3-810 for an inTENse mobile experience, and Acer’s Iconia A1-810 tablet that delivers an in-

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TENse performance. Next in line were products that fit everyday explorers who look at inTENse play so definitely, the Acer Liquid E2 smartphone fits the bill while the ultrathin and super light Aspire V5-122P notebook delivers an inTENse charisma. The other products held showcased were the Acer Aspire V5-472P for those with an inTENse personality while inTENse brilliance is provided by the Acer K335 LED projector. The Acer TravelMate P245

& P255 and the Acer Veriton Series of desktops, finally, round out Acer’s inTENse breed with its promise of inTENse productivity in powering up the new and leading-age enterprises of today. It was an evening that featured not only products and “inTENse-ity” but also more fun as Manuel Wong, General Manager of Acer Philippines, was featured taking on several challenges to mark their 10th year. One was as a counter person at

the Acer Service Center in Manila, where he received customers like those with problems about their Acer units. Next were being a receptionist at the Acer head office in Makati City, and finally as sales staff at the Acer Concept Store. It was a fun and rip-roaring video, particularly for the media in attendance who enjoyed the fun, reality-show type of challenges that captured the amiable Acer executive in his most genuine and sincere yet hilarious demeanor. But more than anything else, it was truly a night to remember as Mr. Wong promised to deliver, together with the entire Acer team, a lineup of better, more innovative and quality yet affordable products, complemented by a more inTENse customerfocused brand of service. See more of Acer and its line of inTENse products at www.acer.com.ph. Follow Acer Philippines on Facebook and Twitter.

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Reform’s ARC Trade Fair at SM Mega Mall in June, 2010. According to Ms. Rhalyn J. Paglinawan, Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer of Baliangao, Misamis Occidental, who attended the IFEX, "The event gave us another big opportunity to showcase our product to the world and to the local market." M AG S I L LUM A R C Coop Bottled Bangus Production is a village-level fish processing certified by the Food and Drugs Administration (DFA) and

fulfilled the requirements of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point System (HACCP). The food exhibition is jointly undertaken by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) in cooperation with Department of Agriculture-Agribusiness Marketing Assistance Service (DA-AMAS). IFEX Philippines international trade event features Asia's ethnic food, ingredients and raw materials.


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Phivolcs now closely monitoring Taal volcano By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan MANILA -- The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said on Monday that Taal Volcano in Batangas province is now being closely monitored by the agency after its seismic activity increased during the past 24 hours. According to Paulo Reniva, science research assistantof the Phivolcs’ Volcano Monitoring Division, the agency recorded at least 18 volcanic quakes around Taal from 7 a.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday, higher than the tremor recorded from Saturday to Sunday morning. Reniva said that one of these quakes, which occurred at12:59 a.m., was felt at Intensity 3 in Barangay Calauit and Intensity 2 in Barangay Pira-Piraso. He said this event was accompanied by rumbling sound. During field measurements conducted last Thursday (July11), Reniva said the agency monitored a slight increase on the water temperature at the west side of Taal’s Main Crater Lake

from 33.2 to 33.6 degrees Celsius. But he noted that the water acidity rate dropped from 3.04 to 3.06. Reniva further noted that the latest gas measurements conducted at the Taal main crater lake showed that carbon dioxide emission rate summed up to 1,700 tons per day. “However, Phivolcs will still maintain the current alert status of Taal at level 1. Hindi naman kasi consistent ang pagtaas ng seismic activity dito. Minsan bumababa rin,” Reniva explained, adding that the agency will only raise its alert level once

it monitors consistent insignificant measurements in its seismic activity and other parameters. With alert level 1 still in effect in Taal, Reniva advised the public not to go near the main crater of the volcano due to sudden occurrence of steam explosions and accumulation of toxic gases. He added that the entire Volcano Island is also offlimits since it is a permanent danger zone and permanent settlement in the island is strictly not recommended. Meanwhile, Mayon Volcano in Albay province has been relatively “quiet” in

the last 24 hours. Reniva said that although moderate emission of whitesteam plumes was observed, the volcano continued to show no intensification in its activity from Sunday morning to Monday morning. He said the agency has not recorded any volcanic earthquake and rockfall event in the area. He said that no crater glow had also been observed Sunday night. Reniva further noted that gas emission parameters still remain within background levels. At present, Mayon Volcano remained under alert statuslevel 1, which means “hazardous eruption” is not imminent. However, Reniva said the public should still refrain from entering the sixkilometer radius permanent danger zone established on the volcano’s perimeter. He noted that small phreatic eruptions including small steam and ash explosions as well as rockfalls may still occur anytime. (PNA)

Study: Sea levels may rise 2.3 meters per degree Celsius of global warming WASHINGTON -- S ea levels may rise by about 2. 3 meters for each degree Celsius of global warming within the next 2,000 years, an international team of researchers said on Monday. While thermal expansion of the ocean and melting mountain glaciers are the most important factors causing sea-level changes today, the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets will be the dominant contributors within the next two millennia, according to the team’ s findings published in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Half of that rise might come from ice loss in Antarctica, which is currently contributing less than 10 percent to the global sealevel rise, said the team. “We’re confident that our estimate is robust because of the combination of physics and data that we use,” Anders Levermann, lead author of the study and research domain cochair at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research based in Germany, said in a statement. According to the team, the study is the first to

combine evidence from early Earth’s climate history with comprehensive computer simulations using physical models of all four major contributors to long-term global sea-level rise. Researchers from the United States, Spain, Canada and Austria also contributed to the research. If global mean temperature rises by 4 degrees Celsius compared to preindustrial times, which in a business-as-usual scenario is projected to happen within less than a century, the Antarctic ice sheet will contribute about 50 percent of sealevel rise over the next two millennia, the team said. Greenland will add another 25 percent to the total sea-level rise, while the thermal expansion of the oceans’ water, currently the largest component of sea-level rise, will contribute about 20 percent. The contribution from mountain glaciers will decline to less than 5 percent, mostly because many of them will shrink to a minimum, the team added. “Continuous sea-level rise is something we cannot avoid unless global

temperatures go down again,” said Levermann. “Thus we can be absolutely certain that we need to adapt ... it is inevitable and

therefore highly relevant for almost everything we build along our coastlines, for many generations to come.” (PNA/Xinhua)

BUILDING CHECK. An official of the Bureau of Fire Protection and members of a multi-agency task force from the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council check on one of the school buildings at the East City Central School in Barangay Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, July 15, 2013. The agency found exposed electrical wires in 17 classrooms, which could endanger the lives of the students. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

DENR warns of depleting biodiversity in the PHL ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has called for awareness on the depleting biodiversity in the country, particularly coral reefs and mangrove coastal resources. A recent DENR’s assessment showed that of the 24 percent of the total 44,000 square-kilometers of coral reefs still in good condition in the country, only two percent remain in excellent condition. Mussaendra Tee, Biodiversity Conservation and Management Section chief of the Protected Areas Wildlife Coastal Zone Management (PAWCZMS) for Zamboanga Peninsula, also said that only 149,000 hectares of the original 450,000 hectares of mangrove forests in the country remain untouched. However, Tee added that these mangrove areas were further reduced to only 117,000 hectares based on the 1995 statistics of the DENR. Tee further said that more than half of the country’s wetlands of international importance covering 14,000 square-kilometers are threatened. “The country had an estimated 17 million hectares of forest lands in 1935, but now only six million remain intact and only 800,000 hectares of these are old growth,” she said. She said that the Philippines is one of the 18 countries in the world identified as containing 60-70 percent of the world’s biodiversity next only to Brazil, Columbia and Indonesia. She said the people should be alerted of the depletion of coral reefs and mangrove areas to arrest its destruction. Efforts like replanting mangrove areas will help sustain the viability of these areas to support marine life. (PNA)

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Charter needs no fixing WHY fix if it ain’t broke? This is the question raised by the overwhelming majority of the populace over the insignificant minority’s desire to mangle the Constitution by having it amended either through constituent assembly, the process where the Philippine Congress – Senate and House of Representatives – convenes itself as a body to propose amendments to the Constitution or constitutional convention where delegates are elected representing the congressional districts for the purpose of proposing amendments to the Constitution. While the overwhelming majority of the populace does not see any need to amend the Constitution, the insignificant minority sees such need. Who comprises this insignificant minority? They are at the moment primarily composed of congressmen fronting for foreign big business capitalists and the local big business

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II capitalists partnering with these giant foreign business capitalists. In fact, the faces of these local big business capitalists partnering with foreign giant business capitalists like former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo and the other guys in the Makati Business Club immediately waltzed with the proponents of this economic and political misadventure of the congressmen. Cagayan de Oro City’s Rufus Rodriguez and his party-list congressman brother, whose name I could not remember, are trying to carve a name for themselves by joining in

this infamy. The Rodriguez brothers are not content with the proposal of House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. that the amendments be limited to the economic provisions of the Constitution. They want certain political provisions to be amended too. In all likelihood, these political provisions they wanted amended also include the provision limiting term limits. This is the provision that incumbent elective officials want to go away with. Understandably, congressmen like Rodriguez and his brother would like to stay as congressmen forever.

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THINK a minute. You know that all of the world’s progress has come from people who just weren’t satisfied to let well enough alone. Sir Francis Bacon said: “Acorns and nuts were good, until someone invented bread.” So after you’ve succeeded a little, don’t make the mistake of stopping. If you can’t think up a new idea or invention, then find a way to improve an old one. Someone said: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” Remember, the enemy of the best is second best. So if you’re satisfied with just what’s good, you’ll never

have the best. A famous sports coach said: “It’s what you learn after you know it all that really counts.” When you think you know it all, you stop improving. If we think we’ve arrived, we’ll get left behind. Successful people keep looking for better work even after they’ve found a job. “We may all live under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon.” Expanding your horizons means choosing to see the bigger picture and opportunities for success all around you. A woman’s view of life was changed forever when in a restaurant she met Picasso, the world-famous

artist. She asked him to write something on her dinner napkin. Picasso scribbled something quickly and said to her: “That will be $10,000.” Shocked, the woman said to him: “But you did that in just thirty seconds!” Picasso answered: “No, it’s taken me 40 years to do that.” God’s given each of us so much potential. We can, and should, keep learning and improving all our life. So if what you did yesterday is still good enough for you, then you haven’t done much today. Don’t just “get by”, get high on life by always learning new things every day. You see, when God stretches you, you never snap back to

Who would not want? Just consider the current expose at how congressional pork barrel funds euphemistically called as priority development assistance fund had been misappropriated so that kickbacks are lined up in the congressmen’s pockets. Who would not want an average kickback of 50 percent of the congressmen’s individual P70 million annual pork barrel allocation? That’s a cool P35 million kickback annually tax free at that, my dear readers. There are congressmen who do not only want the rain of “blessings” in the form of kickback to stop pouring. They also want to continue fronting or lawyering for local or foreign big business capitalists for other “blessings” to not stop pouring. This type of congressmen is the one aching to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution limiting CHARTER | page 7

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Jhan Tiafau Hurst your original size and shape. You’re always a bit bigger and better than before. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you for not living up to the kind of life He created you to live? Then ask Him to take charge and start showing you every day His better way. Just Think a Minute.

Senseless killings, violence, on the rise

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all of these things will be given to you as well…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 6:33, the Holy Bible). -oooSENSELESS KILLINGS AND VIOLENCE ON THE RISE: Running amuck and killing and seriously wounding others seem to be getting more frequent nowadays. In Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte, a man said to be heavily drunk and under the influence of illegal drugs killed four and wounded eight others with a bladed weapon. In Quirino, Isabela, another man, said to be suffering from mental disorders, hacked and injured five of his relatives. In Pio Duran, Albay, a man having a drinking spree with his friend suddenly fired at the friend, for no

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio apparent reason. The friend, though hit three times in his body, managed to fight back with a knife, and killed the shooter instead. In all these, the question begging to be answered is: why are killing and wounding others suddenly being done with ease by otherwise peace-loving and friendly Filipinos? The reason is that, many of us are now suffering from one kind of serious mental disorder or another, whether we admit it or not. I mean, if we can afford to imbibe drugs and drink liquor to the extent that we lose our sanity, even if only for the

moment we are drug-crazed or heavily drunk, then we lose our minds and become insane, capable of being violent, demonic and devilish, and totally inhuman. -oooMADNESS AND CONFUSION OF THE MIND BEHIND CRIMINALITY: This is something that the Bible prophesied and warned all of us about. The Bible said that if we no longer listen to God and no longer obey His commands, His curses will come upon us, and among them are madness and confusion of the mind. Deuteronomy

28:15 and 28 are the particular verses for these kinds of mental disorders. In Deuteronomy 28:15, it is written: “However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you…” In Deuteronomy 28:28, we are told that “The Lord will afflict you with madness, blindness and confusion of mind…” I am willing to bet that the people who ran amuck and killed and wounded others in the news reports we are referring to here are no longer listening to God, or, more appropriately, are no longer reading the Bible and attending masses or praise and worship services, and, of course, are no longer obeying God’s commands. The fearful thing here is KILLINGS | page 7


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Army chief marks rights defenders as enemies of the state

TWO organizations of human rights advocates slammed an Army officer for branding them as enemies of the state. For criticizing the appointment of Brigadier General Aurelio Baladad as head of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, Karapatan and the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers were tagged as enemies of the state by Army Chief Lt. Gen. Noel Coballes. Baladad is facing a string of criminal and administrative charges, including torture, before various courts for his alleged involvement in the arrest and torture of 43 health workers, more popularly known as the Morong 43. In a report, Coballes said: “You don’t expect any positive statement from the enemy,” referring to the two groups. “General Baladad won’t be given a key position if he is not upright,” Coballes said in the same report. Recidivist The NUPL, a leading association of peoples’ lawyers in the country, which handles the case of Morong 43 and other high-profile human rights cases, said the military is back to its old recidivist ways. “It confirms yet again the military’s mindset of treating legal organizations, and a lawyers’ organization at that, as ‘enemies of the state.’ It is the same line of Gen. Jovito Palparan, the notorious rights violator who was coddled by former President Arroyo and

who is now still in hiding,” Edre Olalia, NUPL secretary general, said in a statement. Palparan has a standing warrant of arrest for serious illegal detention and kidnapping charges in relation to the enforced disappearance of two University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan. He and co-accused Rizal Hilario remain at large. Meanwhile, human rights alliance Karapatan called it “defense by offense.” “This is a classic case of someone who is cornered and has nowhere to go, and there’s no other way but to punch one’s way out… By calling Karapatan its enemy, the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines] had justified that the victims of human rights violations are also its enemies,” Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general, said. The group has documented 142 cases of extrajudicial killing and 164 frustrated killing; 16 incidents of enforced disappearance; 76 cases of torture; 293 cases of illegal arrest and detention since Aquino assumed the presidency. Palabay said Coballes’s statement signifies the AFP’s continued operations against those whom they perceive as ‘enemies’ of the Aquino administration, including leaders and members of people’s organizations and communities opposed to the Aquino government’s

anti-people policies. The NUPL said: “This statement from a top military official is dangerous and betrays what various organizations and concerned groups have said all along, that the present counterinsurgency program Oplan Bayanihan is no different from the deadly Oplan Bantay Laya. The former, they say, is just another dagger dipped in honey.” Oplan Bantay Laya is the counterinsurgency program of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. At the end of Arroyo’s term, Karapatan documented 1,205 victims of extrajudicial killings and 206 victims of enforced disappearance. Oplan Bayanihan, on the other hand, is Aquino’s counterinsurgency program. “Such a mindset had in the past placed our members and clients in real danger,” Olalia said. The group recalled that former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings Philip Alston pointed out that such mindset bred the attacks on civil society groups. Alston visited the Philippines in February 2007 during the height of extrajudicial killings. Olalia said Coballes’s statement is also in open violation of the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers and even the Philippine Code of Professional Responsibility that proscribe associating or imputing to the lawyer the cause or case of the client. (http://bulatlat.com)

AFTER successfully coming to terms on the revenue generation and wealth sharing annex of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro, members of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels now set their sights on agreeing on the last two remaining annexes of the FAB – power sharing and normalization. Together with revenue generation and wealth sharing that was signed over the weekend, the other FAB annex is on transitional arrangements and modalities that was signed last February. In a press briefing yesterday in Malacanang, Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Teresita Deles said that the same “extreme rigor” used by the parties to finally come to terms and agree on the first two annexes would be employed once again in order to hurdle any obstacle in achieving peace. “This has been a truly very difficult time in the negotiations but we come away with the affirmation, with the real strong sense and proof that

indeed things can be as difficult, as we know they will, that the next annexes will also be difficult,” Deles said. “But, as has been shown— and we have the proof now— that it can be difficult: we go to the table, we talk about it; we, together, look for solutions where there are problems. We don’t find our solutions in the battlefield. We find it on the table,” she added. Philippine peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, who joined Deles to brief reporters in Malacanang, said that although this was one of the “toughest” rounds in the exploratory talks, perseverance and clarity of purpose of both panels made the signing of the wealth sharing annex possible. “It was one of the toughest rounds that we have been through since we signed the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro last October. It was a close call. Both sides made difficult but also constructive decisions. With perseverance and clarity of purpose, we returned home with the signed annex on revenue generation and wealth sharing,” Ferrer said.

Comprised of eight pages, the wealth sharing annex has 12 sections detailing the: taxation; other sources of revenue; fees, and charges; grants and donations; fund transfers from central government; contracting of loans and overseas development assistance; natural resources; additional fiscal powers; auditing body; intergovernmental fiscal policy board; Bangsamoro development plan; and, gender development. Ferrer said that “under the taxing powers, the parties have agreed that 25 percent of the central government taxes, fees, and charges collected in the Bangsamoro, except for tariff and custom duties, will go to the central government while 75 percent of it, including the shares of the local government units, will go the Bangsamoro government.” “The signing of the second annex is, indeed, a breakthrough. We expect the discussions on the power sharing and normalization annexes to be just as intense. But, when you’re halfway through, there is no reason to turn back. The only way to go is forward,” Ferrer said. (PNA)

Normalization, power sharing next on agenda

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the involvement of their principal masters in certain business undertakings in our country. There are other economic provisions in the Constitution also that limit or even prohibit real estate ownership by foreign business capitalists in this country. The fronts and lawyers of these foreign big business capitalists masquerading as congressmen want to get rid with these provisions also for they do not favor their masters. They can’t afford not to please their big foreign business capitalist masters hence their inconceivable treasonous act of selling the country to them whose hands feed their insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth.

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that, the same affliction will happen to many others who will continue to turn their backs on God. -oooLIVING OUR FAITH DAILY: This is not a matter of religion. It is a matter of keeping our faith with God, and acting that faith out day by day. Indeed, whatever our religious affiliations maybe, we must continue deepening and strengthening our relationship with Him, and this we can do by reading the Bible on a

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In effect, the proposed amendments to the economic provisions of the Constitution will give big foreign business capitalists equal rights with natural born Filipino citizens in regard land ownership, exploitation of our natural and mineral resources, ownership of business enterprises such as media and academic institutions, among others. If human behavior generally resents any move by biological fathers at equally distributing his wealth and assets to both his legitimate and illegitimate children, why are our leaders, congressmen, economic and financial technocrats in government are pushing for an equal rights in enjoying God’s bounty intended for citizens of this country to non-citizens of this country? Why are they doing their best to negate this normal

human behavior by giving equal rights to foreigners to the detriment of the locals? This is indeed incomprehensible. Be that as it may, as citizens of this country we ought to expose and oppose moves by congressmen and their counterparts in the Executive branch at mangling the Constitution to suit their personal interests and to promote the interest of big foreign capitalist masters. If selling the country to big foreign big business capitalists to the detriment of the Filipino people is not treason, I don’t know what else constitutes treason. Collectively we should not allow these congressmen and technocrats have their way. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com)

daily basis, meditating on it day and night and obeying everything that is written in it, as Joshua 1:8 is saying. We must strive not to conform to the patterns of this sinful world any longer, and be transformed by the renewing of our minds, as Romans 12:2 admonishes us. And we can do this by thinking about “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, and whatever is admirable”, as Philippians 4:8 says. Then, we must endeavor to train our children in the way that they should go

and they will never depart from it when they grow old (Proverbs 22:6), and we can do this by bringing them up in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 4:6), which is to teach them, wherever we maybe and whatever the time, to love God above all else and honor Him with our thoughts, words and deeds (Deuteronomy 6:5). -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0928 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com


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By APIPA P. BAGUMBARAN, Contributor with REMEE MONIQUE ESPIRITU, Reporter

UOYED by the region’s strong agriculture production, northern Mindanao posted another sterling performance in exports registering a total value of US$200.91 million for the first quarter of 2013, higher by 18.62 percent compared to the US$169.37 million exports recorded in the same period in 2012.

Misa mis Orienta l c ont r ibut e d t he l ion’s s h a r e o f U S $ 1 2 7. 9 1 million or 63.67 percent of t he tota l regiona l ex por ts fol lowed by L a n ao d e l Nor t e w it h US$54.64 million or 27.20 percent, data f rom t he D e p a r t m e nt o f Tr a d e a nd Indust r y (DTI) i n t he region showed. Buk idnon came next with US$15.1 million or 7.55 percent and Misamis

Occidental with US$3.18 million or 1.58 percent. In ter ms of ex por ts b y s e c t o r, c o c o n u tbased ex por ts w it h a v a l u e o f U S $118 .10 mi l lion remained as t he region’s top export products contributing a 59 percent to t he tota l regiona l exports. Processed foods ranked next with canned pi ne apple a s it s m a i n

product earning US$26.42 million. Industrial ma nu fac t u res, where sintered ore is the major commodity, ranked third w it h US$14.95 m i l l ion export earnings sharing 7.5 percent of t he tota l exports. M e a n w h i l e , oleochemicals remained t he reg ion’s top dol la r e a r ne r w it h US $5 4 .14 m i l l ion represent i ng 27 percent, fol lowed

by coconut oi l w it h US$40.84 mi l lion or 20 percent and canned pineapple products with US$21.31 million or 11 percent. Ot her top ten export pr o du c t s a re s i nt e re d ore, lumber/core-sawn/ f inished/k iln dried, abaca f iber/pulp, copra solvent and expeller cake/ mea l, fresh pineapples, desiccated coconut, and cane raw sugar.

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Conveniently located at the Pueblo de Oro Business Park in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, it’s but a short walk to SM City and a short drive to the city’s premier sporting venues, the Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club and Xavier Sports and Country Club. Downtown Cagayan de Oro is a brief 10 minute ride DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTEREST

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MAURA VDA. DE AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 25th day of May, 1968; FAPENIANO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 27th day of June, 1996; FELENDIO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 24th day of February, 2004; and BALBINO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 11th day of March, 2008, all at Cagayan de Oro City; left a parcel of land being co-owners and co-possessors, particularly described as follows, to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 19198, Cad-369-D), situated in the Barrio of Agusan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINE (3,309) SQUARE METERS, more or less, and covered by OCT No. P-2718, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALES; namely: JOVENCIO C. AYUPAN, of legal age, married, Filipino; FAPENIANO C. AYUPAN (dec.), died single without any children nor adopted child; FELENDIO C. AYUPAN (dec.), died single without any children nor adopted child; ROGACIANA A. DOMINGO, of legal age, married, Filipino; BALBINO C. AYUPAN (dec.), represented by his daughter: EDNA A. BALBUENA, of legal age, married, Filipino and GUADALUPE A. DADOFALZA, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; herein-after referred to as the HEIRS-VENDORS, after being duly sworn, are the only, sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs, which parcel of land was now subdivided and portion of it is now the subject of this sale. As per Doc. No. 499; Page No. 100; Book No. 91; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late JOVENCIO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 22nd day of September 2012 at Cagayan de Oro City, left a portion of Parcel of Land and covered by OCT No. P-2718, and more particularly described as follows to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 19198, Cad-369-D), situated in the Barrio of Agusan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINE (3,309) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTEREST made and entered by and among MERCURIA L. AYUPAN, of legal age, widow, Filipino; MANUEL L. AYUPAN, of legal age, single, Filipino; NOEL L. AYUPAN, of legal age, married, Filipino; MARIA ANA A. RATUNIL, of legal age, married, Filipino; and MICHAEL A. BUSCADO, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City, are the only, sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs. I, MERCURIA L. AYUPAN, do hereby WAIVED, RELINQUISHED, and QUITCLAIMED all my rights, interests, claims, shares and participation over a One-Half Portion of the above-described Parcel of Land known as Lot No. 19198-D-2, with an area of Three Hundred Thirty (330) Square Meters, more or less, infavor to my children, namely: MANUEL L. AYUPAN, NOEL L. AYUPAN, MARIA ANA A. RATUNIL and MICHEL A. BUSCADO, as per Doc. No. 433; Page No. 87; Book No. 98; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental MUNICIPALITY OF CLAVERIA OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROGIE TABIO LAGAMON has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Clerical in his GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROGIE TABIO LAGAMON who was born on APRIL 23, 1991 at CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL and whose parents are IRENEO L. LAGAMON and AGUSTINA P. TABIO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than JULY 18, 2013.

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(SGD.) ANNA VICTORIA A. EVANGELISTA Municipal Civil Registrar

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NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ANSELMA OCARES-JONGKO, who died intestate sometime on July 3, 2012 at Barangay Sto. Niño, Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land situated at Barangay Sto. Niño, Butuan City, under Tax Declaration No. 08-13-0005-00009, covered under Original Certificate of Title No. P-1462, containing an area of 80,000 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ANSELMA OCARES-JONGKO executed by deceased Anselma Ocares-Jongko’s legitimate heirs, namely, MARILYN GALARIO-TAYA y JONGKO and ILLUMINADA JONGKO-RAVELO, per Doc. No. 50; Page No. 11; Book No. LI; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr., Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan. MDN: July 10, 17 & 24, 2013

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R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Baroy NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION ERRATUM In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ANDRE EARL BELNAS WABAN has filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly in his/her GENDER from FEMALE to MALE and Change of First Name from “ANDREA EARL” (instead of “ANDREA”) to “ANDRE EARL” (instead of “ANDRE”)in the Certificate of Live Birth of ANDREA EARL BELNAS WABAN who was born on December 24, 1993 at Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are URBANITO WABAN and NIDALYN BELNAS… (SGD.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: April 26 & May 3, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that RICARDO A. ZAFRA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from NICOLAS to RICARDO in the Certificate of Live Birth of NICOLAS A. ZAFRA who was born on September 10, 1961 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JIMMY S. ZAFRA and AMPARO C. ASESOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 26, 2013. (Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: JULY 17 & 24, 2013


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WEDNESDAY | jULY 17, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA • Email: mindanaodailycaraga@gmail.com jayfels30@yahoo.com.ph

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PopCom launches campaign to reduce teen pregnancy BUTUAN CIT Y - The Population Commission (PopCom) has partnered with student leaders from various colleges and universities in Caraga Region to reduce the incidence of teen pregnancy. After a day of Student Leaders Congress here in time with the World Population Day celebration, a total of 94 student leaders inked the Pledge of Support and Commitment of the Adolescent Health and Youth Development Program (AHYDP). Dr. Rosalinda D. Marcelino, the acting execu-

tive director of PopCom, revealed to the local media the priorities of the Commission in curbing incidence of teenage sex resulting in early pregnancies. She said media plays a major role in the campaign, as it reaches out to more young people and educating parents in responding to the fertility needs of their adolescent children. The youth are among the sectors given special attention by PopComCaraga. The campaign for responsible sexuality was

made different as PopComCaraga and the local population offices grouped the young people and placed them in a place where they can expose and share their talents, and explore and discover new skills. Discussions on issues and concerns relevant for their own growth and development were centered on AHYDP - SHAPE module. On the evening, various recreational and musical activities happily participated by the youth. The Summer Youth Camp took place in key areas of the region, such

as Dinagat, Province of Dinagat Islands (April 22 – 24); Mabua, Surigao City (March 16 – 17); Bislig City (May 27 – 28; and SDSSU, Tandag City (May 29 – 31). Out of the modest financial support of RPOCaraga, the camps were organized. The AHYDP-focused sessions were mainly facilitated by RPO-Caraga technical staff. The USAID-funded Mindanao Health Program is implementing a community-based activity addressing teenage pregnancy in Caraga Region.

Barangay kagawad shot to death By PO2 Alexander C Calanza

CAMP RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ, Libertad, Butuan City - Dawn of July 13, this year, in Barangay Cagbaoto, Bayabas, Surigao del

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already expired in May this year. Police could not yet identify the Filipino business partners of said Chinese ‘financiers’. In 2010, a crackdown of an illegal mining operation in the guise of legitimate sand and gravel activities in Sumogbong creek, just 200 meters away from the watershed, turned out to be a syndicate of known local businessmen and Chinese financiers. Meanwhile, the local Catholic parish priest has called on the faithful to be more vigilant against the incursion of Mt. Magdiwata watershed in the wake of resurgence of illegal activities that destroy the local ecological resources. Before the mass ended on Sunday, Rev. Fr. Artemio D Jusayan expressed concern over the unabated illegal logging and illegal mining activities inside the watershed. Jusayan was gravely alarmed by the endorsement used by officials of Barangay Alegria allowing Philsaga Mining Corporation’s mining exploration in many areas near the watershed, in exchange for opening a road network connecting their farmlands. A lone village official,

Sur, 40-year old Barangay Kagawad Ronaldo G Lozada was shot to death by an unidentified person with an improvised shotgun (Sumpak). Initial police investigation disclosed that the

victim was parking his motorcycle in front of his residence when shot from behind by the gunman. Lozada was hit in the back causing his instantaneous death. The suspect quickly

fled towards an unknown direction. No slug or empty shell was recovered at the crime scene. This case still being investigated by the police. (ACC/MMG/asf )

however, refused to sign the endorsement saying the well-written document was prepared beforehand ready for their signature. “ The people in the entire town must know, they should be consulted,” Jusayan contended, as he explained that mining at the foot of the mountain causes massive soil erosion. “It is not a distant reality that flash flood will occur during heavy rains similar to what happened in New Bataan, Compostela Valley during the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo,” he further said. Officials of the mining company have yet to respond to the issue, but a source said the exploration would not likely go full swing since the mineable reserve is located nearby Tambis village in Surigao del Sur. Philsaga has 6,000 hectare permit of Mineral Production Sharing Agreement approved by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). (CVP/jdelpf )

The device will provide localities with key information when a calamity strikes. One thousand units of Moses tablets are ready for distribution to identified pilot areas for testing. Mallonga added the eight-inch mobile tablet that costs P20,000 with dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is equipped with radio utilities. It gathers data like temperature, moisture, and other vital information directly accessible from Doppler radar, water level sensors, and water gauges. The project aims to boost the full implementation of the project NOAH. “Project Moses tablet is expected to help local DRRMC in making decisions concerning the impending disaster, whether to declare suspension of works

or classes in schools or to take evacuation actions in their areas of concern,” Mallonga added. (FEA/Johny S. Natad/PIA-13 Caraga/ jdelpf )

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Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in running and assessing the module which aims to provide guidelines in the implementation of transition strategies to hasten the psychosocial preparation, economic and livelihood operations for the beneficiaries through the FDS. Meanwhile, PopcomCaraga is closely followingup the release of P1,403,000 support of the Department of Health-Center for Health Development for reduction of UMFP. (FEA/PopcomCaraga/PIA-Caraga/asf )

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PopCom-Caraga OIC Makinano said the program will mobilize the Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) in launching series of activities addressing this teenage–related cases at the grassroots. Tr ying to reach the young people in a fora more popular to them, PopCom-Caraga expanded its IEC for AHYDP to social media and text messaging. PopCom-Caraga opened and developed an account in facebook. Anyone may like and add PopComPopCom-Caraga. Meanwhile, dissemination of information extended from the usual tri-media to text messag-

ing through the Philippine Information Agency. News advisory of PopCom-Caraga sent to PIA for posting in website and disseminated through the text messaging to thousands subscribers nationwide. 150 AHYD tarpaulin posters and 180 RP-FP tarpaulin posters were printed taking into account the gender and cultural values of Caraga. The AHYD p osters depict the risks confronting the adolescents if they engage in early sexual activities, while the RP-FP poster is the vernacular illustrations of different FP methods. (PopCom-13/ PIA-Caraga/asf )

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Illegal drugs affect 282 barangay in Caraga Region BUTUAN CITY - PDEA Caraga Director Erwin Ogario said 282 of the 1,311 barangays in Caraga Region are affected by the illegal drug menace; 195 barangays are moderately affected; 59 barangays are slightly affected while 28 barangays are seriously affected, of May this year.

Gold processing plant robbed AGUSAN DEL SUR - A mini-gold processing plant owned by Victor Gregorio in Sitio Putong, Barangay Marasigan, Rosario town was robbed by eight unidentified armed men early dawn of July 14. Police investigation showed, the eight robbers forced themselves into the compound by destroying the GI sheet fence, holding two security guards at gunpoint.

LGU capacities strengthened BUTUAN CITY - In an effort to advancing the community-driven development processes of DSWD’s anti-poverty project Kalahi-CIDSS, LEadGov is strengthening the capacities of LGUs in facilitating inclusive and participatory processes that capture and integrate the priority needs of poor communities into local govt poverty reduction plans.

Bislig shellfish ok to eat BISLIG CITY - BFAR’s Shellfish Bulletin No. 16, dated July 9, 2013, says Bislig Bay in Surigao del Sur is negative from red tide toxin, thus shellfish from this area are safe for human consumption.

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wednesday | july 17, 2013 EDITOR: CHENG ORDOÑEZ

UPIS wins in record 4 OTs in UAAP juniors hoop MANILA -- The longest number of four overtimes in the history of the UAAP was recorded by the University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) Sunday in its first win in the Season 76 juniors basketball action at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The final score of the Junior Maroons was 8987 over the Adamson Baby Falcons, after four overtimes 56-56, 63-63, 74-74 and 82-82. Junior Maroon Jozhua General topscored for 17 points by burying a triple with 2.1 seconds left to force the fourth overtime. He also also sank another trey which put his 87-85. National University’s Bullpups 81-56 victory over University of Santo Tomas (UST) Cubs was their third straight and tied them atop the stand-

ings with the La SalleZobel Greenies. Over at the San Juan Arena, reigning champion Far Eastern University (FEU) edged UST, 52-51; De La Salle routed UP, 59-39; NU outlasted Ateneo, 63-57; and Adamson University blasted University of the East (UE), 91-52. The Lady Tamaraws stretched their streak to four—and to 22 games since last season. The Lady Bulldogs now sport a 3-1 record in third place, while the Lady Falcons improved to 2-2, the same record the Tigresses carry. The Lady Maroons a n d L a d y Wa r r i o r s dropped to 1-3, while the Lady Eagles remained winless in four starts. The Bullpups, led by Hubert Cani with 20 points and 13 rebounds, dominated the game right from the get go

to keep their unbeaten slate. Raymart Sablan finished with 29 points, 16 rebounds, three blocks, three assists and two steals, while Freddy Pajarillaga chipped in 19 points and 17 boards for the Junior Maroons. Joseph Navarro tossed in 16 points and Reinier Quinga had 13 points and 23 rebounds in 53 minutes of play for the Baby Falcons. The UST Cubs dropped to 1-2 card to tie Ateneo. Adamson University, on the other hand, is still winless in three outings. Camille Sambile posted a double-double performance with 18 points and 13 boards while Vangie Soriano contributed 10 markers for FEU. Ara Abaca and Alyanna Ong combined for 22 markers for De La Salle.(PNA)

Smokey Mountain Little League receives baseball equipment from US Embassy

A pitcher readies for a throw during a softball game at the Invitational Notre Dame Educational Association Meet (NDEA) held in Kidapawan City, last year. , The United States, through Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, gave out baseball equipment for the Little League of Smokey Mountain on Monday, July 15, 2013, among them backstop, baseball balls, bats, t-shirts and a set of quick-release bases that is used in training four teams, including a softball team of girls aged 14-years and younger. MindaNews photo by Geonarri Solmerano

By Paula Marie D. Navarra MANILA, July 15 (PNA) -- “Fields of Dreams.” This is what the Smokey Mountain Little League players think of the large landfill in Tondo, Manila. Now, U.S. Ambassador Harry K. Thomas gave out baseball equipment for the Little League on Monday, they said. The league received backstop, baseball balls,

bats, t-shirts and a set of quick-release bases that is used in training four teams, including a softball team of girls aged 14-years and younger. “I always want to revisit this ‘fields of dreams.’ Rising from the mounds of trash that were here, this field is an inspiration to those of us who believe that we can always strive for the better,” Thomas said in a statement.

“I love baseball and want to see it continually blossom in the Philippines. I hope that we continue to work together to build a nationwide audience that is enthusiastic about this great sport,” he added. Mayor Joseph Estrada, and officials of Junior Chamber International Manila Chapter and Gawad Kalinga were in attendance in the important event. (PNA)

DEFYING GRAVITY. Riders ‘fly” amid thick dust covering the race track as they made their way across an obstacle during the motocross competition early this year in Malaybalay City. Motocross is fast becoming a famous sports in Mindanao due to the natural sporting locations of the events where they are held. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

What happened to Ginebra coach Alfrancis Chua? By Lily O. Ramos What’s it all about, Alfranchis Chua? That’s the question that has shocked thousands of Ginebra San Miguel fans upon learning that fiery coach Alfrancis Chua has announced his resignation Monday during their practice at the Xavier Gym. Spin.ph also said the pony-tailed Chua, a former assistant coach of the PBA’s most popular team Ginebra has been thinking about leaving the Gin Kings and even took a vacation with his wife in Japan last month to make the right decision. Prior to Ginebra, the multi-titled Chua was a memberof Sta. Lucia Realty’s coaching staff. Before that, he mentored Tanduay even during its reign in the now moribund Philippine Basketball League. His relationship with Tanduay soured and he later sued the management for breach of contract. Chua took over the coaching reins from Siot Tanquincen since July last year and lifted Barangay Ginebra to the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals, a feat appreciated by the Gins’ millions of fans. Inside sources said Chua was unhappy because had no hand in the choice of personnel who joined his Ginebra staff after a coaching shuffle initiated by San Miguel. Last month, Boycie Samar who is now the coach of University of the East at the UAAP was appointed assistant coach for Ginebra at the instance of SMB tycoon Danding Cojuangco and Allan Caidic went to De Salle Univer-

sity to assist head coach Juno Sauler. Premier point guard Mark Caguioa and his teammates were surprised by Chua’s decision and tried to plead for him to stay but he seemed determined to go which caused depression among his wards. A quick call was made to San Miguel Corp. sports director Noli Eala and Ginebra board representative Robert Non. Non rushed to the Kings practice facility at Xavier School in Greenhills to talk to Chua but so far none of the protagonists has returned calls , tweets and texts from newsmen who are watching the development. Meanwhile, the internet and social media are flooded with angry, bitter Barangay Ginebra fans and supporters, blaming Emmanuel “Noli” Eala for the chaotic situation the box office Kings have gotten into. Several messages are saying Eala’s presence at San Miguel is the firms’ source of bad luck for its teams In a related development, 35 year old Fil-Am Rudy Hatfield announced his retirement to his last ballclub after 14 seasons as a journeyman at Tanduay,Pop Cola, Coca Cola and Ginebra. Hatfield averaged 10.92 points, 9.72 rebounds, 2.52 assists and 1.22 steals per game. Hatfield wants to go back to Michigan with his family and start life anew as a pastor in one of the churches there after his basketball career in the Philippines. (PNA)

2nd DFA Women’s Open football league set DAVAO CITY -- The second Davao Football Association (DFA) Women’s Open Football League will kick off on July 20 at the Tionko grounds here featuring five teams. DFA pre s i d e nt E d ward “Chaya” Lam said the teams are the defendi ng c h ampi on P h i l ip pine Women’s College,

Hinex Football Club, SOS FC, D’ Davao Sur vivors (DDS) and Atene o de Davao University-High School. PWC will be mentored by A l v i c Troy o w h i l e Hinex (ADDU Girls) is c o a c h e d by R e y n a l y n Ravanes. SOS is under coach Keith Shelly Canton and DDS is handled

by former PH national te am me mb e r A n a l ou Ingles. PWC will play Hinex at 8 a.m. in the openi n g m at c h on Ju l y 2 0 followed by SOS versus DDS at 9:30 a.m. O n Su n d ay, A DDU takes on PWC at 8 a.m. while Hinex collides with SOS. (PNA)

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