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BUTUAN City––Police recorded two gun ban violations in the region, a week after the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ban in connection with the October 28 barangay elections. SEE FULL STORY/p.4

Airforce helicopter forced to land inside public school By Cheng Ordonez

CAGAYAN DE ORO -- A Huey (UH-1) helicopter transporting troops and ration to a site near an ongoing military operation had an emergency landing Thursday inside a public school in Balingsag, Misamis Oriental, where a pur-

suit operation by government troopers against New Peoples’ Army guerrillas is on-going. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesman of the 4th Infantry Division, said, contrary to speculations that the enemies’ bullets put down the military chopper, it was Wounded soldiers are transported via the Philippine Airforce’s UH-1 (Huey) helicopter from Balingasag, where SEE land/p.11

pursuit operation is on-going against the New Peoples’ Army rebels, to the 4ID hospital in Cagayan de Oro.

4ID develops rescue boats from recycled plastic drums CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro -- The 4TH Infantry (Diamond) Division developed four rescue boats made from recycled plastic drums. The boats were presented to the regional Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) – X,

Provincial office of Misamis Oriental and LGU office of Cagayan de Oro City at 8:00 am, Friday in Cagayan de Oro river. BGen. Ricardo Visaya, commander of 4th Infantry Division, developed the idea of rescue boats made from

recycled materials. This idea was worked out by its Post Engineering Department (PED) and eventually gave birth to the creation of four rescue boats made from used plastic drums, GI sheets, flat iron bars and mounted with 25hp

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2013 MINDANAO BUSINESS INVESTORS AWARDS Sapad Mayor Parok Asis accepts the key of his town’s new ambulance from Lanao del Norte Governor Khalid Dimaporo during a fitting turn-over ceremony recently.

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AYALA LAND represented byMs. Pam Mendez and Natalie Crisostomo (4th & 3rd from right) received the award for REAL ESTATE category during the awards night of the 2013 Mindanao Business Investors Awards, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at SM City - CDO. Also in photo are (from left) STEAG Community Relations Supervisor Jerome Soldevilla, Oro Chamber President Efren Uy, Veterans Bank Vice President Mike Villa Real, BusinessWeek Mindanao Group of Publications Publisher-CEO Mr. photo by shaun alejandre a uy Dante Sudaria, and Awards Exec. Director Allan M. Mediante,

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Town officials in Misor gear for territorial battle MISAMIS Oriental––Local officials in Misamis Oriental’s east coast had been filling up their armory with a cache of legal documents in preparation for a long drawn territorial battle. “This is a legal battle to regain lost territory that an industrial authority has stolen from town folks through illegal encroachment in the decades past,” Mayor Paulino Emano of Tagolo-an, a growing industrial town in the east coast of Misamis Oriental, said on Thursday. He said that the local government of Tagolo-an was confident to regain an estimated 6,000-hectare of land that the government controlled Phivedec Industrial Authority (PIA) in Misamis Oriental had long been enjoying. The PIA-Misamis Oriental was reportedly created to please senior military officials loyal to former President Ferdinand Marcos during the martial law years who wanted to serve the Marcos government after retiring from military service. The PIA-M0 charter mandates the establishment of an “Industrial Economic Zone” in Misamis Oriental’s adjoining coastal towns of Tagolo-an and Villanueva where investors could enjoy tax holidays within the bounds of the economic zone. Emano said that the PIA’s charter mandated the industrial authority to develop only 1,500 – hectare or portion of Tagolo-an’s land area while the other 1,500 – hectare be taken from portion of the municipality of Villanueva, the coastal town adjacent to Tagolo-an. It is lamentable that the PIA has been controlling about 6,000 – hectare of Tagolo-an’s 7,938-hectare total land area: “This is contrary to the authority’s

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez expresses his support for the ongoing peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the MILF during a recent briefing conducted by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process headed by Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles. Rep. Rodriguez values the importance of peace in the Mindanao region and sees how it can improve the lives of the people of Mindanao. KENDICHAVES

Misor eyes a ‘spot’ in tourism roadmap By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor of Mindanao Daily News

MISAMIS Oriental––The first “tourism summit” in Misamis Oriental kicked off Thursday amid hopes battle | page 5 of securing a spot in the country’s tourism roadmap. Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano made an ecstatic welcomed address to the more than 250 stakeholders in the seaside tourist resort along the placid seas off Duka Bay in the town of Medina, about 160 kilometers east of Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday. Emano wooed the private stakeholders, the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), and the Department of Tourism (DOT) to be

part of the province’s ambitious dream of transforming Misamis Oriental into the tourism capital of Northern Mindanao. “I dreamed of Misamis Oriental as an irresistible tourist destination in the coming years. The dream would be next to impossible without the commitment of stakeholders to lend support,” Emano said. He said that the province has about 50 alluring tourism sites: “When fully developed would certainly earn a gem for Misamis Oriental in the country’s tourism roadmap.” Among potential tourist spots include hot springs, enchanted waterfalls, rivers for white water rafting, natural mountain resorts, white

sands and beaches, diving spots, outdoor adventures and sports, he said. Emano urged stakeholders in the public and private sectors to grab the opportunity in the development of some of the province’s exciting tourist spots. “There is so much at stake. Any tourist stakeholder is assured of the provincial capitol’s full support,” Emano said. Emano said that a fully developed tourism industry would alleviate Misamis Oriental’s economy as the downstream economy flexes its muscles without sacrificing the province’s environment and bio-diversity. A fully developed tourism industry would also lead to the fulfillment of

multi-faceted economic factors such as addressing unemployment and criminality, higher family income, clean and protected environment, and more revenue for Misamis Oriental, he said. Emano expressed the optimism that the two-day tourism summit would deliver tangible results that would lead in moving the province’s tourism industry toward greater heights in the future. “This is not the first meeting since we would be together in the next three years, or more, to fulfil a dream that everyone so desires to accomplish while the attempts of other administrations in the past failed,” Emano added.

The importance of a classhome By LEAH O. LOREJO Cugman Elementary School

A classroom is much more conducive to learning if it also serve as a home to its pupil-residents. A classhome, as it is called. Being in elementar y school, it is much more challenging to face young individuals and deal with them in a way where you teach beyond theories and giving them understanding not just on school lessons but on different things that surround him. These, in a way, may bother his young mind without anyone knowing. In line with this, it is very important to have an

open kind of classroom interaction where pupils can freely ask, interact with others and express his emotions. In this way, he will not be afraid, he will not be ashamed nor be insecure. As a result, he will not hesitate to open his mind and learn harder lessons for he know that to whom he is talking to is approachable, interested and willing to correct him, in case he commit errors or mistakes in his answers. He would then learn to speak what it is in his mind. Thus, encouraging him to learn more and more, attracting other pupils to do the same. This result allows successful learning process in the classroom. Sharing knowledge is not just correcting pupil’s spelling nor marking wrong to their erroneous math solutions but also being open to what the pupils may say, listening to their explanations, appreciating their hardwork and suggesting what they can do to improve their performance. Being friendly, kind and approachable to them are also big help in unlocking their hidden intelligence.


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Tagoloan Central School tops Mosaic Making Contest Cagayan de Oro City – Webster Dave S. Melgar, a Grade VI student of Tagoloan Central School won first place in the recently concluded 2013 World Food Day (WFD) Regional Onthe-Spot Mosaic Making Contest conducted by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) through the Re-

gional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID), in this city. With the knack in artistically interpreting the theme of this year’s contest: “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, Melgar bested his rivals from five other participating schools. Other schools that have

His natural creativity and his insightful view on the significance of the WFD celebration has propelled Webster Dave S. Melgar of Tagoloan Central School to be adjudged as this year’s winner of the 2013 Mosaic Making Contest. Above photo shows the contest champion along with coach Carlos B. Melgar; DA-10 OIC RAFID Chief Mary Grace B. Sta. Elena; and judges Jo Ann Grace B. Pera, Head of the National Secretariat for the 2013 WFD Mosaic Making Contest and Fely Mustard, a four-time winning coach in the DA’s Poster Making Contest. Completing the panel of judges is also a promising artist in Cagayan de Oro Michael Bacol (not in picture).

joined the mosaic making contest last September 27 were Corpus Christi School, Capitol University Basic Education, Sacred Heart of Jesus Montessori School, Xavier University Grade School and St. Mary’s School. The regional winner received a cash prize of three thousand pesos (P 3,000.00) and will travel to Manila to represent the region for the national competition on October 11, 2013 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM). He shall be required to do an entirely new mosaic, on-the-spot, which is a completely different design from his winning regional masterpiece. Five winners shall be proclaimed in the national level and shall be conferred with a cash prize of fifteen thousand pesos (P 15,000.00), a trophy and a plaque for the winning schools and an educational trip within the Luzon area. This yearly activity is in observance of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s WFD celebration on October 16, the day on which the organization was formed. Wherein, it primarily aims to underscore agricultural food production and to heighten public awareness on the problem of hunger, malnutrition and poverty in the world. # (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)

The commendable efforts of the PLGU-MisOr in supporting the corn sector of the province has pushed them to be regarded as one of the top 5 quality corn producing provinces throughout the nation in this year’s Quality Corn Achievers’ Awards by the DA.

MisOr emerges as Quality Corn Achievers’ Awardee The Provincial Local Government Unit of Misamis Oriental (PLGU-MisOr) is one of the recipients of the Quality Corn Achievers’ Awardee after the Department of Agriculture (DA) has recognized the outstanding contribution of the province to the corn industry. Concepcion C. Salcedo, corn coordinator of MisOr, said that for the 2010-2012 period the province has allocated almost P 6.5 million to the Corn Program, which was utilized for the distribution of corn seeds, the establishment of MultiPurpose Drying Pavements, the provision of corn sheller and farm tractors, the adoption of Good Agricultural Practices for Corn, the conduct of soil analysis and Farmers’ Field Schools, among others. The amount, she added, has extended assistance to corn farmers with a total area planted of 47,588 hectares and an average volume of production of 249,000 metric tons (mt)

at an average yield of 4.4 mt/ha. Major projects implemented by the province in coordination with the DA-10 and the city and municipal LGUs, Salcedo reported, include the establishment of a seed production site and a Bio-N processing center, which is located in the town of Villanueva; and a 100 tonners capacity Corn Processing Complex in Claveria. She further expressed that the abovesaid projects would not have been made possible if not for the 26 active, dynamic and dedicated technical staff of the Provincial Agriculture’s Office supporting the corn program and the 101 agri-

cultural technicians assigned in the different cities and municipalities. As a national corn quality achievers’ awardee, PLGUMisOr will receive a prize amounting to P 3 million worth of projects, which will be awarded on October 23, 2013 in Tagaytay City. Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano and Salcedo is set to receive the award. Emano assured that the province will continue to pursue initiatives that will sustain the production of quality corn among farmers. “We will exhaust all our means, all our efforts to continue delivering basic services in helping our agricultural sector, especially the farmers of our corn… because you are the sector that has been supportive for sustainable food in the province,” provincial governor said. # (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)

News In Focus Training for security guards in malls needed, Darimbang CAGAYAN de Oro Councilor Lourdes Candy R. Darimbang on Monday said security agencies and mall managements should let their security guards undergo training on bomb detection and other skills necessary for them to do their jobs effectively. During the regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas, the lady councilor said providing

them with the knowledge they need and equipping them will help them secure the people and the establishments they serve. She said they should also be required to take relevant examinations to ensure that they are qualified for the job. Acenas referred the proposal to the committee on police fire and public safety Fr. Javi Alpasa and Mark Ruiz of Hapinoy and Anna Meloto-Wilk of Human Nature chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor for answer questions from the Social Business Summit delegates especially concerning appropriate action. their decisions of pursuing social businesses.

Gawad Kalinga holds first-ever Social Business summit SOCIAL business is the business of caring. This was the opening statement of Tony Meloto as he welcomed the participants of the Social Business Summit, the first of its kind held not at a fancy hotel or a posh convention center but on a sustainable community farm in Angat, Bulacan. The choice of venue is crucial in communicating the message that social businesses place a higher premium on human relationships and empowerment of the poor rather than mere profit. A total of 520 participants signed-up for the event, which includes fifty foreign delegates coming from the United States, Australia, France, Singapore

and the United Kingdom among others. Forty brilliant minds are set to share their thoughts and expertise about the summit’s theme, which deals with the role of social business in harboring inclusive growth in emerging Asian markets. “Charity cannot sustain development, nor can it end poverty. Social businesses can,” Meloto, founder of Gawad Kalinga (GK), stated. He sought the support of the participants comprised of entrepreneurs, teachers, government officials and advocates of social development. Meloto insisted that the Philippines must learn to achieve progress without leaving the poor behind.

“Because if we keep leaving the poor behind, growth will never be sustainable,” he said. These thoughts were echoed by Stephen Groff, Vice President of Asian Development Bank. In his speech, Groff pitched the idea that social business will herald in a brighter future for the country. “The Philippines is ideal for social enterprises due to strong civil society and people’s organizations that can provide support, funding, and training, especially when social businesses start their expansions,” said Groff. He added that the government needs to promote and fund social businesses, while banks

should provide special loans and other financial services to encourage social enterprises. These ideas were concretized by the experiences of 2012 Enrst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Jim Ayala as he shared how his company’s solarpowered lantern improved the lives of rural Filipinos who do not have access to electricity. Me anw hi le, For mer Taguig Congressman Sigfrido Tinga proudly narrated how he decided to leave the world of politics for a greater dream. Tinga claimed that the greatest lesson he learned from Gawad Kalinga is that the poor should never be

displaced in favor of development. Currently working on introducing electric vehicles as alternatives to pollution- causing jeepneys, he plans on employing and training drivers coming from GK communities for such project. Tinga trusts that the strong formation program of the organization will produce the most courteous Filipino drivers. Other speakers include Joey Concepcion of GoNegosyo, Fr. Javi Alpasa, S.J. and Mark Ruiz of Hapinoy; and Anna Wilk of Gandang Kalikasan. All four speakers emphasized on the primacy of dealing justly with workers as innovative and marketable products can only

be made possible through the talents of people. The Social Business Summit runs from October 2-5 at the GK Enchanted Farm in Bulacan. It is an excellent opportunity for social entrepreneurs to exchange enterprising ideas as well as explore opportunities for synergy so as to create businesses that will empower the Filipino worker. “We cannot be just a nation of consumers or job seekers. We have no excuse to remain poor. It’s time for us Filipinos to define ourselves,” says Meloto whose vision is to make the Philippines the Social Business Capital of the world.


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Comelec gun ban nets two in Surigao del Sur BUTUAN City––Police tions in the region, a week recorded two gun ban viola- after the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) ban in conNOTICE nection with the October NOTICE is hereby given that 28 barangay elections. the estate of AUREO BALDUEZA Supt. Martin M. Gamba, and CRESENCIA GALLERO-VALchief spokesperson of PoDEHUEZA who both died intestate in Poblacion, Carmen, Agusan del lice Regional Office 13, Norte on May 10, 1983 and January said security guard Em22, 1958, respectively, consisting manuel Calubang Loquias, of a parcel of land (Lot-5077, Cad. 34, of DOLE Philippines in 556-D, Carmen Cadastre) situated in Poblacion, Carmen, Agusan del Barobo, Surigao del Sur has Norte, covered by Tax Declaration been charged for alarm and No. 222-A, registered in the name scandal and the Comelec of Aureo Baldueza issued by the gun ban when he fired Municipal Assessors of Carmen, Agusan del Norte, containing an his firearm after a heated area of 1,360 square meters, more argument with his wife or less, is the subject of an EXTRA inside the DOLE office on JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH SALE entered into by Wednesday. Confiscated and among decedents Aureo Baldueza from him was a .38-caliand Cresencia Gallero-Valdeueza’s ber revolver and 12-gauge compulsory heirs, namely, Cresshotgun. enciana Valdehueza-Bagabaldo, Elueteria Valdehueza-Cagalawan, On Tuesday, police arIsabel Valdehueza-Macahilos, Guarested Edchel Jordan Basisdalope Valdehueza-Tubo, Anecita Valdehueza-Babida, heirs of Mauricio Valdehueza as represented by Arvequito P. Ca-ang and heirs of Juliano Valdehueza, Sr. as represented by Juliano Valdehueza, Jr., dividing and adjudicating among themselves above-described real estate in equal shares, with Anecita V. Babida, selling, transferring and conveying unto Melvin V. Babida a portion of above-mentioned parcel of land, her share of the inheritance described as lot-5077-A containing an area of 170 square meters, more or less, for and in consideration of P100,000.00, per Doc. No. 453; Page No. 92; Book No. XV; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. John Edwin C. Luneta, Notary Public in Butuan City with PTR No. 1922477/ 1-8-13 CADN until December 31, 2013. MDN: Oct 7, 14 & 21, 2013

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ter, 46,of Barangay Doongan here when a tipster informed Police Station 2 that a man was seen with a gun tucked in his waist. Responding policemen confiscated a Colt MK IV .45-caliber pistol from the suspect. Both suspects are now facing appropriate charges asGamba said they will continue to implement the Comelec gun ban and the campaign against loose firearms in the region. Under their “Oplan Katok,” he said those who have expired firearm licenses are requested to have their firearms turned over to the custody of the police while the renewal of their licenses are being processed. philippine news agency

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MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon––The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) urged the buying public to be more assertive of their rights against unfair sellers and traders who want to take advantage especially that the yuletide season has started. Ermedio J. Abang, DTI Bukidnon provincial director, said data monitored from the business establishments’ log showed common complaints such as shoddy goods and defective products. He encouraged buyers to ask official receipts or any proof of payment to help both buyer and seller to speed of grievance redressing process in case disagreement crops up. “When buying, even from the sidewalks, always demand a receipt to protect you in

case you bought defective or substandard goods and products,” Abang said. In Bukidnon, consumers could report or file complaints through DTI-Bukidnon hotline number (088)813-2101, 09273381291 and 09292138476. Abang, however, encouraged consumers to complain directly in the customer service counters or consumer welfare desks of the stores where the purchase was made for faster and easier action. Meanwhile, Eriberto Taban-ud Jr, Trade and Industry Development Specialist of DTI’s consumer welfare division said that it is the consumers’ responsibility to be alert and nosy about the quality and price of goods bought and services availed in order to act and ensure that we get a fair deal. “As long as we remain ‘passive consumers,’ we continue to be always exploited,” he said. (PIA-Bukidnon)

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POTABLE WATER SYSTEM. Villanueva town Vice Mayor Edwin Dagasuhan (3rd

from left) drinks from a water faucet to formally launch the newly completed Potable Water System (Level III) Project in Brgy. Kimaya , Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. The project is one of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI). Steag Comrel Manager Ghaye Alegrio (3rd from left) said that since 2005, the company gave out P7.89 million to support the local government’s effort in providing potable water service connection in the area. All the eleven barangays in Villanueva are now connected to a safe and reliable system of potable water supply benefitting more than 30,000 people.

Iligan City kicks off consumer welfare month ILIGAN City, Lanao del Norte––The City of Iligan spearheaded in by the Local Price Coordinating Council (LPCC) joins the entire nation in the observance of the Consumer Welfare Month (CWM) in October.

As kick-off activity, members of the LPCC attended the local government’s regular flag ceremony at the Anahaw Amphitheatre, city hall, on October 1, signifying the importance of this annual celebration

of the Consumer’s Month. As host agency of this year’s celebration, the Department of Health through the Food and Drug Administration led the activity. A report from the Philippine Information Agency

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interests and incomes that rightfully belonge to the Tagolo-anons, the town mayor said. “Our lawyers are preparing necessary legal documents that would back our claims in court. We are confident that justice would be on our side,” Emano told the Philippines News Agency. One of the most important landmarks at the “industrial economic

zone” was the Mindanao International Container Port located in Tagolo-an’s southwest coast. Emano said that there are other industries that are currently operating outside the mandated boundary of PIA-MO that are part of Tagolo-an’s territory. The officials and people of Tagolo-an are now ready to go into a court battle against PIA-MO, Emano declared. CD with LRJ

digenous Peoples. Her term of office is co-terminus with the appointing authority. According to Valte, the President named Maria Paz R. Alberto, John Patrick Y. Chan and Joan Denise Y. Tiu as members of the Board of Directors of Duty Free Philippines Corporation under the Department of Tourism. Their term of

office began on July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2014. Also appointed were Eduardo V. de Mesa and Serafin U. Salvador Jr. as members of the Board of Directors, North Luzon Railways Corporation, for a term of office beginning on July 1, 2013, and ending on June 30, 2014. philippine news agency

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mandated 3,000 – hectare of land,” he said. Emano said that the town of Tagolo-an would be filing a class suit against PIA-Misamis Oriental to regain the lost territory. Aside from regaining the lost territory, town officials would also compel the PIA-MO to compensate Tagolo-an of lost

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Executive signed on September 27 the appointment letters of Atty. Ansharey S. Lalia as Prosecutor IV, Office of the City ProsecutorCagayan de Oro City; Atty. Aljay O. Go as Prosecutor IV, Office of the City Prosecutor-Butuan City and Atty. Melvin A. Lamata as Prosecutor IV, Office of the City Prosecutor-Kidapawan City, all under the Department of Justice’s National Prosecution Service. Valte said President Aquino also appointed on Sept. 27 Marlea P. Muñez, as Executive Director of the National Commission on In-

OROQUIETA City, Misamis Occidental––The Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office (MOPPO) will conduct pro-active measures to ensure a peaceful barangay election on October 28. Among these measures are strengthening of the conduct of COMELEC checkpoints and vigorous implementation of “Oplan Katok,” Sr. Supt. Jerry C. Linsagan, provincial director of MOPPO, said. Also included is the intensification of the campaign against wanted persons, who have warrants of arrest (WOA), criminal

gangs and gun-for-hire personalities, he said. Linsagan said Oplan “Katok,” is a campaign to knock the door of gunowners, whose firearm licenses have expired and encorage them to deposit the firearms for safekeeping, during gun ban period from September 28 to November 12, 2013. Meanwhile, he said mobile and foot visibility patrols will be intensified by the MOPPO to prevent the occurrence of crime, as well, as monitoring to detect the presence of lawless criminals in the province.

The tightened security measures for all the voting centers in the province undertaken with all the territorial units of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the May 2013 elections will again be adopted. Such security measures included the establishment of Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) of the PNP, which were considered effective for the peaceful atmosphere of the province during the said elections, Linsagan added. (PIA-MISOC)


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Whats happening to our country? Lately, the people have been asking, “What’s going on with our country?” First, the Ballsy Aquino-Cruz alleged extortion followed by the Bureau of Customs smuggling scandal. Then the pork barrel scandal erupted. Then, on September 9, 2013, a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) under Nur Misuari attacked Zamboanga City and took more than 300 hostages. That’s too much for P-Noy to take. Foremost among the national issues is P-Noy’s stand on the filing of plunder and malversation charges against 38 individuals, which include Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. And then there are the pressing issues of the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections and the prioritizing of the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill as “urgent.” With these issues lingering

in limbo, it makes one feel that the whole country is at a standstill. Meanwhile, it was reported that six of the 35 individuals charged with plunder on the Bureau of Immigration’s “lookout list” have left the country! And, listen to this: Secretary of Justice Leila de Lima said that the government has practically “no recourse” against the six. With more and more lawmakers being investigated for plunder and malversation, the list could grow. And what would happen then? Could it be that the country is heading towards an anarchic order? Heaven forbid! Or, is another “people power” revolution in the offing? Indeed, the specter of another “people power” revolution sends shivers down the spine of every lawmaker… and the President, too. This brings to mind P-Noy’s controversial P1.3-trillion presidential

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pork barrel. Yes, we’re talking trillions here! That’s 1,300 billion! Compare that to the P25 billion allocated to all the lawmakers in 2013, that’s like comparing a mouse to an elephant! And what is really sad is that PNoy may have planted, wittingly or unwittingly, the seeds of corruption by substantially increasing the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) allocations or pork barrel of the lawmakers beginning in 2011. “P-Noy should stop blaming Gloria for all his problems. While it may be true that the pork barrel scam ran by Janet Lim-Napoles started during Gloria’s time, it did not end when P-Noy ascended to the presidency. In fact, the COA report shows that the pork barrel scam increased in volume,with 12 senators and 180 congressmen involved in raiding the PDAF funds and splitting the funds 70-30 with the lawmakers getting the lion’s share. WHAT???

Global Filipinos: A Sleeping Giant The origin and formation of the Filipino people dates back at least 50,000 years ago, long before the development of the Austronesian languages. Fast forward to March 16, 1521, when the Philippines was discovered by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan. Filipinos, in general, have always excelled wherever they were. One such Filipino was our national hero, Jose Protacio Rizal, an FMG, yes, a foreign medical graduate, who obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in Madrid, Spain, in 1885, 128 years ago. He was a Europeantrained ophthalmologist, one of very few specialists at the time, when specialization was not even popular. Rizal, believing in the brilliance of his people, exhorted the Filipinos to regain the pride in themselves and in their race. Some say the history of the Filipinos in the United States dates back to 1763, when the Manilamen, as Filipinos were called then,

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all sailors on the Manila Spanish Galleons, jumped ship and settled in the bayous and villages at St. Malo and Barrataria Bay, Louisiana, just outside New Orleans. That popular historical version puts it at 250 years ago, but actually records show that Filipinos, then known as “Luzonians,” first set foot in 1587 on Morro Bay San Obispo, now known as California — 13 years before the considered first settlers, who were from the Great Britain, arrived in the 1600 in what we now call the USA. So, to set the record straight, they were Filipinos, and not British or American Indians who first set foot in America, some 426 years ago. We, Filipino, are therefore technically not foreign-

ers in the United States! Today, there are more than 3 million of us in America and about 11 million overseas, comprising about 14% of the total population of the Philippines, which is almost 99 million. Remittances from all us this year is expected to be 22.5 Billion, US dollars. Without this infusion of money to the Philippine economy, the government would literally shut down. If all of us stop these remittances even for a few months, the country would go bankrupt. The global Filipinos are indeed a vital and powerful lifeline for the Philippines, its government and its people. Filipinos have a literacy rate of 96-98% and majority of us are fluent in English. No less than 47.9 % of us

in the United States have at least a Bachelor’s Degree. Twenty percent of the world’s seafarers are Filipinos. There are 1.2 million sailor and cruise employees around the world. In the USA alone, there are 22,000 physicians and more than 50,000 Registered Nurses and caregivers, thousands in businesses, electronics, media, law, art and sciences…the rest in stores, restaurants, casinos, and in almost every facet of the economic and social infrastructure of the nations they live in, serving their communities. Indeed, the more the world knows about Filipinos, the more they’ll love us….except, of course, our corrupt politicians and some snakes in our won forest. So, imagine a world without Filipinos! In the United States alone, most hospitals and clinics, factories, casinos would be handicapped severely, if not paralyzed and close, without Filipinos. We, Filipinos, are indeed a Sleeping Giant, and we chua page 7


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Think a minute…They say, “The greatest risk is not taking one.” Why is it when we grow up and become adults, we stop sticking our necks out and taking chances? Yet, at the end of our life, we’ll probably regret the things we did not do more than the things we did. Remember all the new things in life you learned to do that were big risks the first time you did them? Your first time to swim, your first time to ride a bicycle, your first time to drive a car. Some of the things we do all the time now seemed almost impossible before we did them the first time. The great French leader, Napolean, said: “The word impossible is found only in the dictionary of fools and

failures.” So ask yourself: “Is the word impossible in the dictionary of my life?” Do you say “I can’t” more often than you say “I can?” Sometimes “you have to go out on a limb if you want to get the best fruit!” We have to learn to be comfortable with uncomfortable challenges, because we can’t discover new oceans unless we’ve got the courage to lose sight of the shore. We need to believe that the best jobs haven’t been found yet, and the best work hasn’t been done yet. But we can’t have the life we want if we don’t change the life we have. A successful woman said: “A bad habit never goes away by itself; it’s always an undo-it-yourself project.” Smart people sometimes

change their minds—but fools never do. So we have to leave our comfort zone if we want to reach a new kind of success. Don’t allow yourself to be buried alive in your comfort zone, like many people do. It’s OK to use your comfort zone to rest in, but not to live in. So after you’ve recharged your energy, leave your comfort zone to move on to your next challenge.

Remember, God never puts limits on your faith, so your faith should never put limits on Him. Faith is not afraid of failing; faith is afraid of not even trying. So why not ask Jesus Christ to give you His faith and power to step out and start changing your life today? If you ask Him to take charge, then He will help you fully live your life—before you leave it. Just Think a Minute…

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our national treasury, has disenfranchised, marginalized and neglected our people, more than 30% of them now languishing in the gutter of poverty, robbed not only of clothing, food, and shelter, but of their dignity, honor, pride, and a future. As these corrupt leaders fill up their pockets and bank accounts, the poorest of the poor Filipinos go to bed at night hungry, not only with empty stomach but with empty hope and empty dreams. While the progress of

fighting the deeply-rooted culture of corruption is slower than we all would like to see, there are many encouraging signs of the change we all dream and hope for, like the arrest of former president Gloria Arroyo, who is facing several criminal charges, the impeachment and forceful removal from office of former Chief of the Supreme Court, Renato Corona, who is also facing charges for unexplained wealth and tax evasion, and about 4 weeks ago…. the incarceration of Janet

Lim Napoles, apparently the mastermind behind the ten billion-peso pork barrel (Priority Development Assistance Fund) scam. Filipinos around the world, must come together, even in our diversity, even without unanimity, and unite for a common cause, and inspire our people towards responsible citizenship, and our nation, towards good governance and ethical leadership. When united, this sleeping giant could harness sup er p ower and clout.

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have every reason to be proud as Filipinos. All we, global Filipinos, need today is to wake up from our slumber, unite, and claim the glory of a people long victimized and dominated, no longer by past foreign powers and conquerors, but by our fellow Filipinos themselves, our very own elected officials in the government, whose plunder of our nation, through pork barrel and other means of robbing

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AGADIAN CITY - Here’s a big boost to law enforcement in the local government units (LGUs)

Two thousand police patrol cars will be ready for distribution to the different municipalities in 2014, said Mayor Ace William E. Cerilles of Dumalinao town. Mayor Cerilles, who got reelected as national treasurer of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), said DILG Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II had informed the participants to the First National Directorate Meeting and oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected LMP officers at the New World Hotel in Makati City last Oct. 2-3 of the new police patrol cars to be distributed next year. In an interview with PIA, Mayor Cerilles said 2,000 patrol cars will be made available next year. “Priority will be given to those with no patrol cars yet or those which have been destroyed through time,” said the young mayor. Asked what immediate concern of the LMP was, he said they would

devise ways to lessen red tape in government transactions. “We can do this by having a tracking number to facilitate a smooth procedure. This way we can easily track down and minimize lapses, and hopefully, totally eradicate red tape in government,” the mayor explained. The newly elected national officers of the LMP who will serve from 2013-2016 are: Sandy Javier of Javier, Leyte – National President; EVP Operations – Reynaldo Navarro, Laak, Compostela Valley;EVP Internal Affairs -Germelina Goulart of Cauyan, Ilocos Sur; EVP External Affairs - Joseph Bernos, La Paz, Abra; EVP Special Concerns – Dennis Go, Gerona, Tarlac. VP Luzon Cluster – Ferdinand Abesamis, Nueva Ecija; VP Visayas – Aljun Diamante – Cebu; VP Mindanao – Diosdado Pallasigue, Sultan Kudarat; Treasurer – Ace Cerilles, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur; PRO –Jonatham Tan, Antique; Auditor –Rudy Luna, Misamis Occidental; Business Manager – Lampa Pandi, Lanao del Sur; Legal Counsel – Ramon Orfanel, Quezon. (FPG/ALT-PIA9/ Zambo. Sibugay)

A soldier rests on a hammock he set up on the third floor of KGK building, one of the structures reportedly captured by government soldiers from MNLF rebels following heavy fighting at Lustre Street, Barangay Santa Barbara in Zamboanga City. (MindaNews photo by Jowel F. Canuday)

Some 700 senior citizens join “Walk for Life” in Bayog town By CLARO A. LANIPA

BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur, Oct. 4 (PIA) – Some 700 senior citizens from the 28 barangays of this town participated in a “Walk for Life” highlighting the observance of Elderly Filipino Week which is being celebrated every first week of October each year. Speaking during the opening program, Mayor Leonardo L. Babasa Jr. whose message was delivered by Vice Mayor Celso Matias asked the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) to submit a list of all senior citizens aged 77 years old for a possible

inclusion in the Social Pension Program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The municipal leadership also vowed to extend a similar amount of stipend given to any qualified senior citizen by the national government pending approval of his/ her inclusion in the DSWD’s pension program. Babasa also urged the MSWDO to prepare and submit another listing of senior citizens aged 75-77 years old for inclusion in the municipal government’s budget next year.

The mayor also pledged to renovate the senior citizens’ building right after the completion of municipal hall extension project by December this year. Giving more color to the weeklong celebration were literary, dance and musical competitions exclusive for the senior citizens in the municipality. This year’s celebration has for its theme, “Nakatatanda: Pagtulungang Isulong Benepisyo’t Karapatan Tungo sa Maginhawa at Masayang Pamayanan.” (FPG/CAL/PIA9 with reports from Bernadine Gabawan)


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Socoteco investing P70M to upgrade transmission lines KORONADAL CITY – Distribution utility South Cotabato 1 Electric Cooperative (Socoteco 1) is investing around P79 million within the next two years for the upgrading of its transmission lines and other related facilities. Santiago Tudio, Socoteco 1 general manager, said the project involves the installation of two new 69-kilovolt (kV) lines that will provide additional connections from the area to the main transmission lines of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and the neighboring electric cooperatives. He said the initial 69-kV line, projected to be laid out starting late this year, will connect Koronadal City to the municipality of Tupi in South Cotabato. Socoteco 1 serves Koronadal City, eight towns in South Cotabato province and the municipality of Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat. Tupi town is part of the franchise area of the electric cooperative’s counterpart South Cotabato 2 Electric Cooperative (Socoteco 2). Tudio said the project cost, based on the capital expenditure or capex application earlier submitted by Socoteco 1 to the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC), was pegged at around P39 million. The second 69-kV line, which has an estimated cost of P40 million, will be installed along the boundary of Norala town in South Cotabato and Isulan town in Sultan Kudarat. Isulan, which is the capital town of Sultan Kudarat province, is served by the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative (Sukelco). Tudio said the project was scheduled for implementation by next year to complement with the installation of the line connection between Koronadal City and Tupi town. “These projects will mainly loop our transmission lines and provide alternative connections to power sources in the area,” he said in a briefing. He explained that the connection through Tupi town will link up the area to power sources in Sarangani province and parts of the Davao area while the Isulan facility will provide additional linkages to sources in Northern Mindanao. “This way, our power supplies will be secured in case something goes wrong in either side of the transmission lines,” he explained. Tudio said the approval of the projects are still pending with the ERC but said they already submitted the required justifications and conducted hearings on the matter. Following the approval of its ERC application, he said Socoteco 1 will immediately process the funding of the project through a bank loan. “There are a number of banks who offered to finance the projects but the selection will be done through a bidding sanctioned by the ERC,” Tudio added. (MindaNews)

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ENERAL SANTOS CITY — The Supreme Court (SC) is set to open seven more court branches here and in nearby South Cotabato province as it moves to unclog court dockets and speed up the dispensation of justice in the area.

Court Administrator Jose Midas Marquez said the preparations are ongoing for the opening within the next few months of three additional Regional Trial Court (RTC) salas in Polomolok town in South Cotabato. The three new courts are on top of the four salas that have been approved for opening in this city as disclosed earlier by RTC Branch 35 Executive Judge Oscar Noel. “We’re just waiting for the

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necessary funding from the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) for these new courts,” Marquez told a local radio station. The official was referring to the allotment for the operations as well as the salaries of the judges and personnel who will be appointed for the new courts. Marquez said his office will immediately organize the additional court salas once the DBM approves their budget. This city and nearby South

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Cotabato province, which are under the 11th Judicial Region, presently hosts 20 court salas composed of 13 RTCs, four municipal trial court in cities (MTCC) and three municipal trial courts (MTC). This city has five RTCs and three MTCCs while Koronadal City, which is the capital and component city of South Cotabato, has three RTCs and one MTCC. Surallah town in South Cotabao has three RTCs while Polomolok town has one RTC. The MTCs are located in the towns of Polomolok, Tampakan and Tupi. Meantime, Marquez said they are planning to also pilot test in the coming months the “Judgment Day” component of its Enhanced Justice on Wheels

(EJOW) program. “Judgment Day” refers to the expedited hearings and the granting of decisions on a number of cases in one day through the EJOW’s mobile courts. The SC launched the EJOW and “Judgment Day” in this city and in Polomolok on Thursday and Friday last week, respectively. “We’re considering bringing them also to other municipalities in South Cotabato,” Marquez said. EJOW is a special mobile court program of the SC that allows court hearings to be held outside the courtrooms. The program is mainly aimed at decongesting jails in the country through the release of “overstaying” detainees and resolve the clogging of pending cases in local courts. (MindaNews)

ROTATIONAL BROWNOUT SOLVED - Rotational power curtailment in large part of South Cotabato is reduced to only 1 hour effective today with the commissioning of 12 MW modular generators sets South Cotabato 1 Electric Cooperative rented from Mapalad Power Corp of the Alcantara Group. Socoteco 1 General Manager Santiago Tudio said they have commissioned the gensets even without probational permit from Energy Regulatory Commission to address the power deficiency in the area which resulted to up to 6 hours of brownout daily (DEDoguiles-PIA 12)

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES FFRNANDO KHALID D. CALICDAN III AND MERMAE V. DEMETILLA-CALICDAN,

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FERNANDO KHALID D. CALICDAN III AND MERMAE V. DEMETILLA-CALICDAN Petitioners x--------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Muslim rites on October 31, 2003 at Iligan City, petitioner-husband converted to Islam laitiL of which conversion to islam was Registered with iiiis court, both of then! caw be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Camp Evangelista. Patag, Cagayan de Oro City and Noville Subdivision Upper Bara-as, Ilgan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than three (3) years already, since January 2011, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs: Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on October 31, 2003 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 3 of October. 2013.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4:h Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RAMIL TANTAN LABUGA AND MILANNYL SEBIAL-LABUGA,

CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-135

RAMIL TANTAN LABUGA AND MILANNYL SEBIAL-LABUGA. Petitioners, x-----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on November 24, 1995 at Baroy, Lanao del Norte, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Sta. Cruz, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and Prk 1, Camague Hi-way, Tomas Cabili, lligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than six (6) years already, since 2007, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 24, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of October, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M ALI Presiding Judge

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VP Binay tackles housing issues with Davao guvs TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Housing projects topped the discussion of Vice President Jejomar Binay with executive board members of the Davao Integrated Development Program (DIDP) in a meeting held Thursday at the Clubhouse of Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex. In an interview, DIDP Executive Board chair Davao del Norte Gov. Rodolfo P. del Rosario was looking at plans of developing a housing program for government employees in a joint venture scheme with landowner in partnership with the National Housing

Agency or other housing agencies under the supervision of Binay as the housing czar of the government. Del Rosario believed that housing “triggers development”, spurring employment, construction, and land development. “There are a number, which emanate from housing, that in itself is an economic activity,” he said. In a separate interview, Davao Oriental Gov. Corazon Malanyaon revealed that Binay committed to infuse additional housing assistance to the two provinces severely hit by Typhoon Pablo: Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, on top

of what had been allocated by Task Force Pablo. She, however, could not provide details of such commitment of the Vice President. In looking at how his office can help further develop the DIDP area, Binay referred housing as a development component that goes beyond just providing roof for families but a factor that triggers other economic activities leading to improvement of the quality of lives of families. “You have to look at the consequences of a housing program,” he said in an interview. Binay made no commitments how much would

PANABO CITY -- In its thrust to continually strengthen cooperatives, the Local Government Unit of Panabo through the City Cooperative Development Office (CCDO) spearheaded 10 various trainings since January until September 2013 with 586 individuals as beneficiaries. One of the notable seminars was conducted last September 25-27, 2013, a three-day seminar on Internal Control and Inventory System training at the CCDC Training Center, Brgy Salvacion which was participated by

thirty four audit committee from the different cooperatives. According to Benigno Sorima, resource speaker, the training is intended for different cooperatives which lack of Internal Control System and for them to be able to form internal control policies in their respective cooperatives. Ernesto Valiente, one of the participant said, “Nagapil mi aning training para mahibaw-an pud namo ang dagan sa among coop.” CCDO Head Marilou Berdon said they are still going to conduct more training

before the year ends. Moreover, CCDO is on preparation of their activities for the Cooperative Month Celebration on October with the theme “Shared Vision and Responsibilities for Cooperative Empowerment.” Their lineup activities include: Massage Therapy NCII Training on October 7-18 at CCDC Training Center, Brgy. Salvacion, Blood Letting activity on October 18 with venue to be announced, and Tree Planting activity on October 25 at Panabo Coastal Road. (Marjorie Bustamante/CIO Panabo)

government housing agencies could extend but he and the local chief executives of DIDP area had a common understanding of housing as a program to further improve the economy of DIDP areas. Meanwhile, Binay appreciated LCEs of DIDP for coming together and forging a network of cooperation and common effort to develop Davao Region.

“This is my first time to hear of a local government sector with an integrated development program. They take it on their own; they give their contribution. It is good because they forge together their effort,” he said in trying to compare DIDP with the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) with which he had the experience of managing. Aside from governors Del

Rosario and Malanyaon, also present during the DIDP meeting were Governor Arturo T. Uy of Compostela Valley, mayors of towns and municipalities of Davao del Norte, regional directors Ma. Lourdes Lim of the National Economic and Development Authority and Francisco Jose of the Department of Interior and Local Government, among others. (RGA/ JMDA/PIA-XI)

LGU Panabo continues to strengthen cooperatives

Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro gestures as he warned DepEd officials against involving in or allowing anomalous transactions in their respective offices, during the 12th National Management Committee Meeting held at the Bulwagan ng Lalawigan, Mankilam, Tagum City. Luistro directed education officials to always verify transactions, such as delivery of books and school equipment coming from the national office. He also instructed them to immediately call the police to arrest any individual who uses my name in vain. (noel baguio/davnor pio)

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Teacher’s Lifestory, a Lesson to Her Pupils By Leah O. Lorejo, Cugman Elementary School

Delivering school lessons are more effective if pupils are, of course, interested in learning. The same with preferring on looking at colorful pictures rather than the plain ones, pupils would rather listen to fruitful lessons rather than the plain delivery of lessons or on a simple presentation of ideas. In situation like this, a teacher would tend to add some ornaments in her lessons in order for it to be more understandable, clear and listening-worthy to the pupils. Such add-ons may include examples or fictional scenarios. Another suggested method is sharing a teacher’s own experiences with the students. These will make her lesson and the future lessons, as well, more interesting. This method is effective because with the teacher as a subject, pupils will be encouraged to listen. It might interest them with her talk giving them an idea where she came from and how was her life when she was still young as them. In most cases, this method also enhances her relationship to the pupils by letting them know more about her. They might also relate to her experience, on her actions with regards on that situation, learn from it or be inspired on what she have become after that sharing of small history. Further, pupils will be looking forward to the teacher’s next class. They will be interested that this would help the teacher gain their attention and giving sense also to her future lessons. A good and little look-back on her life that has been once a lesson to a teacher would possibly be a new good lesson to her pupils. In the classroom, beyond school lessons are teaching proper attitude and values and enhancing good, harmonious relationship with the pupils. A teacher can give this through sharing her experiences and the result of those experiences.

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itscustomers. It vows to always be a responsible corporate citizen and act with integrity, foresight and prudence. It sseeks to empower itsemployees to deliver products that exceed customers’ expectations and build long-term value for our shareholders. Ayala practices Community Stewardship, building communities hand-inhand with the those located around the areas it operates. For Ayala, the value of land is directly related to the social values it generates to improve lives, not only for customers, but also for the people and neighborhoods

IPs hold trade fair in Tagum City TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- A yearly trade fair highlighting the crafts of indigenous peoples is held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 10 in Tagum City Freedom Park. Louie Lapat of the Tagum City information said the event dubbed as Kaimunan Festival will showcase different native crafts and goods as well as the IPs culture and tradition.

Already on its 11th year of celebration, he said this year’s festivities are focused on the theme’s “11 years of God’s blessing, protection and guidance to the Tipanuds of Tagum”. The opening ceremony on Monday was led by Mayor Allan Rellon and the city’s first Indigenous Peoples Mandatory Representative Datu Rudy T. Onlos, some members of

the 6th City Council, visitors from Indonesia, government employees and members of the IP community. Aside from the display of crafts and other goods are activities lined up by the city government of Tagum for the indigenous peoples group. He said there will be a “tipanud” art workshop and the IP kids day.

The Local Civil Registrar will also mount free civil registration for the IPs. And the grand celebration that will be held on October 10 where the IPs will converge at the Tagum City Pavilion for the culmination of the festival will feature their rich heritage and culture through music, dance, food and other related activities. (PNA)

4ID launches a test run and capability demonstration of their eco-friendly rescue boats, at Cagayan de Oro City River on October 4, 2013.

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Northern Mindanao region is expected to experience flooding due to the heavy downpour of rain caused by typhoons. Captain Christian Uy, 4ID spokesperson, said, “We are

always looking for innovative ideas that can complete our duties and responsibilities that will make us prepared all the time.” Brigadier General Ricardo Visaya, commander of 4ID,

said: “Your army is doing their fair share in helping to protect our environment. We do our best to incorporate such ideas in our day-to-day operation as protector of Mindanao.”

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was mechanical trouble that forced the pilots of the UH-1 helicopter into making an emergency landing inside the Balingasag Elementary School. A Bell UH-1 Iroquois, unofficially Huey, is a military helicopter powered by a single, turboshaft engine,

with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. Capt. Uy said two Huey helicopters are currently transporting additional troops to the site of the on-going offensive against the New Peoples’ Army guerrillas in Balingasag town. Aside from additional troops and ration, the militar y choppers also

transport the wounded soldiers to the military hospital in the 4th ID based in Cagayan de Oro City. At 8:45 am, Friday, October 4, reports reaching the city said the military helicopter had gone airborne. Capt. Uy said there one soldier perished while six others were wounded in

the firefight against the rebels believed to be responsible in attacking the militia outpost in Lantad on Sept. 22. Spot encounters occurred yesterday, Capt. Uy said. He said 336 people have evacuated from their homes to safer grounds – 250 in Banglay and 86 Lagonglong village.

was accepted by local PNRC Administrator Reynaldo Ruiz while for LNPH, the ambulance was accepted by no less that chief of hospital Dr. Idelfonso Nisnisan.

“I’m really thankful to the provincial government especially to Governor Khalid Dimaporo for this new ambulance. This will be a big help to our residents,

more particularly those needing immediate medical attention,” said Sapad Mayor Asis. With the distribution of these new ambulances,

the provincial government hopes that healthcare services in these areas will greatly improve and local residents will have better access to quality medical

services. The acquisition of new ambulances is part of the ‘Kabarangayan Sigurado’ program of Governor Dimaporo. (WDA/PIO-LDN)

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