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BUTUAN City––A Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) executive said that the President’s Executive Order 23 had significantly reduced illegal logging activities and hot spots in the country. “At the onset of E.O. 23 there were around 197 municipalities which were considered as (illegal logging) hot spots. Now, it was trimmed down to 31,” DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo said in a recent forum. Tamayo said however that 17 out of the 31 municipalities are located here in the Caraga region. The other municipalities according to Tamayo are mostly also in regions 11 and 10.

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Ex-AFP General faces new battle at Davao Customs u 9

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OROQUIETA City––Police Public Safety Company (PPSC-SUTT) teams, led by NEW BRIDGE. Workers rush the construction of the new J.R. Borja Bridge cross- their team leaders under ing the Cagayan de Oro River on Friday (14 March 2014). Named after one of the past city mayors, the bridge is a two-lane span built under a Spanish grant. Behind it is the supervision of OICProvincial Director Archithe Ysalina Bridge, the cityÕs oldest bridge. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

val Macala, have served as blocking forces in strategic areas that may be used by communist rebels in their exit, following the fall of the rebels’ major camp near here. Sr. Supt. Macala also See CAMP, page 11

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Coal exec belies Mindanaowide blackout originated from Steag By RUEL V. PELONE of Mindanao Daily News and WALTER I. BALANE of MindaNews.com

A SENIOR official of the Steag State Power, Inc. (SPI) on Friday expressed surprise over reports that its 210 Mega Watts (MW) coal-fired power plant in Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental caused the massive blackout that struck Mindanao on February 27. “Based on the sequence of events few minutes prior to the collapse of the Mindanao grid, SPI’s power generation output gradually reduced,” said SPI President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Bodo Goerlich in a press statement adding, “while the gradual reduction will affect the electric supply condition, it is not expected however to cause a cascading failure and tripping of other power plants and the

collapse of the entire grid.” But a ranking official of the National Power Corp. (Napocor) confirmed that the Steag State Power, Inc.’s (SPI) indeed caused the blackout that affected most of Mindanao last February 27. Engr. Rudy Brioso, Napocor vice president for Mindanao, told MindaNews via telephone Friday that Steag’s reduced power generation situation was behind

the power outage and at the same time defended that it was not due to the tripping of an Agus power plant in Lanao. However, Dr. Goerlich explained that the fluctuation of the load of power plants happens from time to time and the over-all effect is managed by adjusting either the supply or demand of the grid. He said: “We have in the past experienced such a situation and it did not cause a massive blackout and total collapse of the grid.” The senior coal official said that Units 1 and 2 are offline since February 27, 2014 after sustaining damage to its turbine-generators. He said SPI experts estimate that barring any complications, Unit 1 is expected to be restored on May 4, 2014 and Unit 2 on June 1, 2014. Each unit has a net generating capacity of 105 MW. Not Agus plants but Steag

The state-run National Transmission Corp. (TransCo), through its president Rolando T. Bacani, also made the same announcement to media in Manila on Friday. He was quoted as saying that the reduction of Steag’s generation caused the Agus plants to trip even though the Steag, in a statement, said their move was “not expected to cause a cascading failure and tripping of other power plants and the collapse of the entire grid.” Brioso also revealed that the Napocor’s Pulangi IV hydro plant in Bukidnon, which originally generated 255 megawatts, has been generating only 80 MW since the third week of February because of the lowering of the water level at the Pulangi River as summer approaches. He said only two of the three turbines are now operating at only 40 MW each. The other turbine, Brioso said, has been put

on “maintenance” status. Each of the three generation units, which were commissioned in 1985, has a full capacity of 85 megawatts. DOE circular The Department of Energy has issued on March 4, 2014 a department circular directing the operation of all existing generation units to increase power supply amidst the shortage. The NGCP earlier said that as of Friday last week, the Mindanao grid’s system capacity is only 938 MW, or 334 MW short of its system peak. Brioso said that the water level in the Pulangi on Friday was measured at 282 meters above sea level (masl), just two meters above the critical level of 280 masl. He stressed that when water level goes down to the critical level, they will stop operating. Full capacity to operate at 255 MW, he noted, requires at least 284.5 masl. In February, the power plant was able to generate from 150 to 200 megawatts, he added. Brioso said it is important for the government to be able to control siltation in the Pulangi River by regulating expansion of agricultural plantations. He said together with reforestation, it is important that these agricultural planta-

tions mitigate siltation from their areas. He said dredging the river could help address the problem, too. Working round-theclock Dr, Goerlich said that SPI employees have been working round-the-clock to restore the units back to the grid noting the volatile power supply condition of Mindanao. “We empathize with those that are affected by the Mindanao power supply shortfall and rest assured that we are doing our best to restore the units back to the grid and help alleviate the island’s precarious power supply condition,” he said. He assured that there will no longer be more outages in August this year as the Steag is carrying out all maintenance activities on other systems of the plant that were originally planned or, scheduled for August 2014. He said the Steag is cooperating with the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Power Corporation (NPC), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and other stakeholders of the Mindanao power industry, in addressing the situation. “While our priority now is the repair and restoration of the units, we are also working closely with the DOE and other industry stakeholders in finding means of improving quality and reliability of power supply services in Mindanao,” said Dr. Goerlich.

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A lawmaker is pushing for the construction of a 240-kilometer TransMindanao Superhighway to make the island a “land of promise” no more. “Mindanao, sadly, is still known as the land of promise. We cannot afford to remain in a state of dreams. Development is a must,” Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) stressed. To transform Mindanao into a land of fulfilment, the lawmaker, with his brother and Abante Mindanao party-list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, are pushing for the passage of HB 3929 to extricate from isolation several provinces of Mindanao by building the proposed superhighway. “One vital step to achieving this development is to link all the provinces in the island,” the authors stressed. HB 3929 provides for the construction of a 240km trans-Mindanao Superhighway connecting four provincial capitals in the Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions to the Laguindingan International Airport. The measure mandates the Department of Public Works and Highways to construct the 240-km artery connecting Tandag in Surigao del Sur to the Laguindingan International Airport.

“This highway would pass thru Prosperidad in Agusan del Sur, Malaybalay and Talakag in Bukidnon which will connect with the Talakag-Barangay Dansolihon highway and the Barangay Dansolihon-Barangay San Simon-Laguindingan Airport highway,” Rodriguez explained. The authors noted that Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur are isolated from Western Mindanao due to the absence of an East-toWest highway. Likewise, said major road artery would allow the people from the Caraga Region access to the Laguindingan Airport, with travel time of four hours from Tandag to the airport. “As a result, people from Caraga would no longer have to travel to Cebu or Manila to have access to airports for their travels within and outside the country,” Rodriguez pointed out. Furthermore, the authors said, a new highway would open up large tracts of land in Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City to agricultural, commercial, residential and industrial development. HB 3929 provides that the amount necessary for the implementation of the road project shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act. A report from the PNA

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 16 launched on March 13 here its annual tax campaign dubbed “I love the Philippines, I pay my taxes right. It’s as easy as Register, File and Pay.” In the program, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno emphasized that the name of the game is competition. He said that we are all competing for many things, best talents, integrity and good governance. He said that according to the National Competi-

tiveness Council (NCC), a number of government offices and agencies have improved. Based on their latest rating, there is a big credibility gap from the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the BIR. The Mayor congratulated the latter. He added that the role of government is to generate revenues. Through this, government can deliver basic services. He said, “The government can now afford because of the collection of taxes.” He said he is pleased

BIR launches Tax Campaign ‘Register, File, Pay’ in Oro

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Rep. Juliette Uy of the second district of Misamis Oriental and barangay Kimaya councilor Jorgino Caronia Sr. check out a demo fish pond, one of many undertaken by the congresswoman in Villanueva town. The first harvest for the year was made over the weekend with 289 kilos taken from a 500-square meter fish pond. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News


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EO 23 reduces illegal logging hot spots in the country, says DENR executive BUTUAN City––A Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) executive said that the President’s Executive Order 23 had significantly reduced illegal logging activities and hot spots in the country. “At the onset of E.O.

23 there were around 197 municipalities which were considered as (illegal logging) hot spots. Now, it was trimmed down to 31,” DENR 13 Regional Executive Director Nonito M. Tamayo said in a recent forum. Tamayo said how-

ever that 17 out of the 31 municipalities are located here in the Caraga region. The other municipalities according to Tamayo are mostly also in regions 11 and 10. The DENR official however said that he is confident

that with the assistance of the military, the police and other law enforcement units which are tasked to enforce laws on protection and preservation of the environment and the natural resources, the number may still be decreased. “We hope that in due time, we will be able to put into the barest minimum if not totally eradicate the incidence of illegal logging here in the region, and I think we are heading

towards such direction,” Tamayo said. According to him, its commendable to award t ho s e w ho have b e e n wounded for the protection of the environment, “but it is more ideal to protect our environment without somebody hurt or had sacrificed a life,” he said. He also pointed out that a good forest protection is not based on the volume of log confiscation. “A good forest protection is when no

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Republic of the Philippines TANGGAPAN NG SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Lungsod ng Butuan 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod 5th Regular Session Series of 2014 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE HONORABLE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF BUTUAN IN ITS REGULAR SESSION HELD AT THE SP SESSION HALL ON FEBRUARY 4, 2014. PRESENT: Honorable Angelo S. Calo - City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer Honorable Samuel Allan M. Amante - Member Honorable Ramon P. Carampatana - Member Honorable Ryan Anthony B. Culima - Member Honorable Ferdinand E. Nalcot - Member Honorable Erwin L. Dano - Member Honorable Rema E. Burdeos - Member Honorable Sergio C. Pascual - Member Honorable Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. - Member Honorable Derrick A. Plaza - Member Honorable Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr. - Member Honorable Nestor D. Amora - Member/President/Liga ng Mga Punong Barangay ABSENT: None

The meeting was called to order at exactly 10:25 in the morning. <<>> SP ORDINANCE NO. 4288-2014

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE MODE AND PERCENTAGE OF SHARING OF PHILHEALTH MCP BENEFITS OF THE 24 BEmONC & BIRTHING FACILITIES OF THE CITY OF BUTUAN, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Be it ordained by the Honorable Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled and by authority of the same, that:

SECTION 1. TITLE.

This ordinance shall be known as the “Ordinance providing for the Mode and Percentage of Sharing of Philhealth MCP Benefits of the 24 BEmONC and Birthing Facilities of the City of Butuan.”

SECTION 2. COVERAGE.

The following is the composition of the percentage of sharing of PhilHealth benefits:

I. Maternal Care Package (MCP) & Level 1 NSD - P8,000.00 A. Prenatal – P1,500 (waived) – Drugs, Laboratory, Vaccines & Professional Fee (PF) Drugs (70%) - P1,050.00 Staff (30%) - 450.00 ------------ Total - P1,500.00

Distribution Breakdown of P450.00 for Staff: AP Staff ………… 30% ……………. Med. Tech ………… 10% …………… BHW/Hilot ………… 5% …………… Handle ………… 20% …………… Other Staff ………….. 25% ………….. BEmONC Nurse ………. 5% ………….. PHIC Midwife (MW) ….. 5% ………….. TOTAL ---------------------------------------

P 135.00 P 45.00 P 22.00 P 90.00 P 112.50 P 22.50 P 22.50 P 450.00

B. Delivery/Postpartum – P 6,500.00 Supplies and Administrative Costs (60%) - P 3,900.00 Delivery/Postpartum Care (40%) - 2.600.00 ------------- Total P 6,500.00 Distribution Breakdown of P2,600.00 for Delivery/Postpartum Care: Doctor ……… 40% ………… P 1,040.00 Nurse BEmONC ……… 7.5% ………… P 195.00 PHIC MW ……… 7.5% ………… P 195.00 Handling ……… 20% ………… P 520.00 Assistance ……… 10% ………… P 260.00 Clerk, Messenger, Utility …… 5% ………… P 130.00 Other Staff ………. 10% ………… P 260.00 ---------- TOTAL --------------------------------------------------P2,600.00 II. New Born Package (NBP) – PhP1,550.00 Essential Newborn Care - P 500.00 Newborn Screening - 550.00 Professional Fee - 500.00 ------------ Total P1,550.00 Distribution Breakdown of P500.00 for Professional Fee: Doctor …………… 20% ……… P 100.00 Staff during delivery …………. 40% ,,,,,,,,,,,, P 200.00 (handle/assist in NBP) Newborn Screening (NBS) Team.., 40% ………. P 200.00 TOTAL ------------------------------------------------------ P500.00

SECTION 3. REPEALING CLAUSE.

Any existing Ordinance or any provision thereof inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be repealed.

tree has been being cut at all,” Tamayo said. A report from Noel B. Najarro of PNA

Hydro plant gets help from DBP

THE State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) signed recently a P900-million loan agreement with Asiga Green Energy Corporation (AGEC) to finance the construction of the 8-megawatt Asiga Hydropower Plant in Santiago, Agusan del Norte. The project is part of DBP’s continuing thrust to promote new and renewable sources of energy in the country that protect the environment through reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Aside from helping stabilize the power supply in the Caraga, the hydropower plant will also reduce an estimated 35,575.41 metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere annually. PNA

SECTION 4. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE.

If for any reason, any provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid, the other provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force.

SECTION 5. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE.

This Ordinance shall take effect within thirty (30) days from the publication in a newspaper of general circulation in Butuan City. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED Date Enacted:

February 4, 2014. APPROVED:

(SGD.) ANGELO S. CALO City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer ATTESTED: (SGD.) LILIA B. CANLAS Assistant City Government Department Head II Temporary City Secretary

SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL:

(SGD.) FERDINAND M. AMANTE, JR. City Mayor DATE APPROVED: February 28, 2014 ATTESTED: (SGD.) LEAH A. MENDOZA City Government Department Head II City Administrator Authors: Hon. Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. Hon. Erwin L. Dano Hon. Derrick A. Plaza Hon. Samuel Allan M. Amante Hon. Angelo S. Calo Hon. Ramon P. Carampatana Hon. Ryan Anthony B. Culima Hon. Ferdinand E. Nalcot Hon. Rema E. Burdeos Hon. Sergio C. Pascual Hon. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr. Hon. Nestor D. Amora Movant: Hon. Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. Seconders:Hon. Derrick A. Plaza and Hon. Erwin L. Dano. MDN: Mar. 17, 2014


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499 Out-of-school youths in Ozamiz benefit from SCALA B y R utchie C abahug Aguhob

OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental – At least 499 members of the Pag-Asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) benefited from the Sharing Computer Access Locally and Abroad (SCALA) Project in the city. Of this number, 328 were females, 171 were males, of whom eight were persons with disabilities (PWD), Ludie Salud A. Raras, City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD) Officer, said. Likewise, 322 of them, 193 males, 129 females and a PWD, are already working, 96 have gone back to formal school while the rest

are seeking for jobs in other places, Raras, said. She also said most of the SCALA graduates have been hired as Encoders of the Community-Based Information Management System (CBMIS) of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO). Others have been referred to the different government agencies, such as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Public Employment and Services Office (PESO) for job opportunities. Implemented by the Engineers Without Borders (EWB) of Canada and the

Local Government Unit (LGU), the SCALA Project is handled by the City Youth Information and Communication Technology Training Center for Out-of-School Youths (OSY) and Youth With Disabilities (YWD). Under the SCALA Project, an OSY-beneficiary undergoes a 10-month training program in computer operations that would prepare him/ her for job opportunities, not only for domestic employment, but also abroad. Meanwhile, she said the SCALA Project receives an annual budget of Php320,000 from the LGU for the operations of the training center. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)

Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo O. Parojinog, Sr. being flanked by City councilors, Ocatavio Parojinog, Jr.(right) and Michael Tagal (left) expressed his support to the cadastral survey project, “category B” (political boundary survey) and thanked DENR Secretary Ramon JP Paje for bringing it to Ozamiz City. He also called on the local media not to give negative impressions on the purpose of this project. (m. paragas/rpao 10)

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IT IS UNFAIR TO BLAME US - STEAG CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Some quarters have been assailed for its unfounded claim blaming Steag in the February 27 blackout. It is for this reason that the power company issued a statement to media and the public on March 14. STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) President and CEO Dr. Bodo Goerlich, said he expressed surprise over reports that the massive blackout in Mindanao last 27 February 2014 was caused by or stemmed from Steag. Based on the sequence of events few minutes prior to the collapse of the Mindanao grid, SPI’s power generation output gradually reduced. While the gradual reduction will affect the electric supply condition, it is not expected however to cause a cascading failure and tripping of other power plants and the collapse of the entire grid. “The fluctuation of the load of power plants happens from time to time and the over-all effect is managed by adjusting either the supply or demand of the grid. We have in the past experienced such a situation and it did not cause a massive blackout and total collapse of the grid” Dr. Goerlich explained. Steag said it Units 1 and 2 are offline since February 27 after its turbine-generators sustained damage. SPI experts estimate that barring any complications,

Unit 1 is expected to be restored on 4 May 2014 and Unit 2 on 1 June 2014. Each unit has a net generating capacity of 105 MW. Dr, Goerlich said that SPI employees have been working round-theclock to restore the units back to the grid noting the volatile power supply condition of Mindanao. “We empathize with those that are affected by the Mindanao power supply shortfall and rest assured that we are doing our best to restore the units back to the grid and help alleviate the island’s precarious power supply condition” Dr. Goerlich said. “We are also carrying out all maintenance activities on other systems of the plant that were originally planned/scheduled for August 2014. Thus, there will no more outage in August 2014” he added. SPI is cooperating with the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Power Corporation (NPC), the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and other stakeholders of the Mindanao power industry, in addressing the situation. “While our priority now is the repair and restoration of the units, we are also working closely with the DOE and other industry stakeholders in finding means of improving quality and reliability of power supply services in Mindanao” Dr. Goerlich added.


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Billions of pesos lost to smuggling BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR) figures released recently, showed that the projected total revenue loss from smuggling could amount to P200 billion today. This is alarming. Two hundred billion pesos is no joke. The government is losing out on a very large source of taxes and revenue that could otherwise go to infrastructure, social services, and income for farmers and fisherfolk. Smuggling and corruption are worse culprits that bring havoc to our economy. Instead of funding the needs of the Filipino population, the perpetrators of smuggling and corruption are getting richer and richer. There is a need to overhaul the processes in importation to prevent opportunities of corruption. The overhauling of importation procedures would curb the smuggling into our country of agricultural and food products, as well as oil, vehicles, and electronics, among others. Reports are laudable that the Senate will begin an in-

EDITORIAL vestigation on the rampant and incessant smuggling of foods—especially rice. The Committee on Agriculture and Food acting as the lead investigating committee should be supported by all sectors. The Bureau of Customs (BoC) should be at the forefront of the drive against rampant smuggling of agricultural products by making transparent importation information contained in the Inward Foreign Manifest (IFM) according to a lawmaker. The IFM is a list containing details about the products being imported into the Philippines, such as the importer’s name, the source country, the shipping vessel, and the date of arrival. Currently, only the Bureau of Customs has access to this information, making it easy for unscrupulous parties within the agency to get involved in smuggling. It is now apparent that there could be some serious flaws in the system. These

offer unscrupulous elements several opportunities for corruption. If the procedures are efficient, we should see less opportunities, and therefore less cases, of smuggling and corruption, if none at all. The Alyansa ng Agrikultura, a coalition of 42 federations and organizations representing all major agricultural sectors, has been advocating the automatic transmittal of the IFM from the Bureau of Customs to the Department of Agriculture. The practice was done for a few years, but ended in 2009. The government must look into all possible angles to crack down on these smuggling rings and probe into systems and processes, and gather information on possible food smuggling rings or syndicates operating within the bureaucracy. We don’t want to see the day when a food crisis will erupt in our country because of the death of our agricultural industry, so if massive changes will have to be made, now is the time to do it.

Hopeless Special Gospel of the day: Luke1:5766(March17, 2014-Monday) Luke 1:57-66- and her neighbors and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, there is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they made

signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marveled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spoke, and praised God. And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. And the hand of the Lord was with him: This gospel emphasizes about the “miraculous” birth of John the Baptist. Take note, John was a

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As one could learn a couple of days ago: the Philippines hosted the recent 5th World Ecotourism Conference in Cebu City, which brought together officials and other policymakers in island coastal regions to network effectively and to find common solutions for the development of coastal regions and contribute to the sustainability of these areas. Sure, and it’s easy to write it down: with the theme “Marine and Coastal Ecotourism: Oceans of Uncertainties, Waves of Opportunities”, the Conference discussed the impacts of ecotourism activities linked to the seas such as whale and shark watching, snorkeling, scuba diving, and recreational fishing. The conference also tackled the socioeconomic aspects

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to see entrepreneurs present in the campaign to support this program of the BIR. Meanwhile, Atty. Alberto Olasiman, Regional Director of BIR, Revenue 16 said that tax collection goal has consistently increased. In 2013, the tax goal was P10.5B. In 2014, tax goal was almost twice in 2010. He said the tax collection of the region has increased each year. Although the region’s collection in 2013 did not reach its goal at only P8.6B, they are positive they can recover. He said, the first two months of this year, the BIR collected P1.499B.

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of the industry such as development of destinations, management of marine ecotourism spots, marketing, and the elimination of poverty through sustainability. Kudos to all conference members for their efforts. I have been and I will remain an intolerable, merciless, and unrestrained environmentalist. The sad fact is: ecodooms and the pollution of our environment go on without limits. Such daily news infuriate and distress me. I experienced several years ago, when large “Imelda” fishes went belly up in the Pasig River, while the surface of Bicol’s Lake Buhi was nearly covered with dead “Tilapia”. Many times, I enjoyed staying near Lake Sebu in South Cotabato with innumerable “Tilapia-sessions”. Last

time, fishkill really messed up my stay there. Fishkill has been occurring with increasing frequency all over the Philippines in recent years, and not just during the typhoon season. The phenomenon, which can leave tons of fish decimated, has become a regular reminder of the need to clean up the Philippines’ waters. Fishkill is occurring more often as toxic waste is dumped into the waters around and inside the archipelago. Pollution is also killing spawning grounds of marine life, resulting in a steadily dwindling fish catch. I feel horrible reading such news from Australia, where scientists have already warned that the attraction is in serious jeopardy, as global warming and chemical runoff

threaten to kill marine species and cause disease outbreaks. Conferences, such the one in Cebu are important. Following actions and education are not lesser important. How many times did I say this already? And not only me? I forgot to count on this... +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow the author on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines. blogspot.com.

In January, there is a collection excess of P100M, but it was wiped out by the deficit in February which was P150M. He said they are planning ways on how to recover the deficit in March. If there are tax issues, he reminded taxpayers to just visit their office so they can help. Further, Deputy Commissioner Lilia Guillermo of the BIR Information Systems Group said that this activity is extremely important. She called out the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and tax payers that the BIR needs them. She said that collecting taxes is very hard. She explained that without the partners, they could not achieve tax collection goals.

For this year, the tax collection target for the country is P1.456T, that’s 1Trillion and 456Billion pesos for the entire Philippines, she said. The priority programs especially for 2014 are trying to balance two things: the way we treat tax payers, in making their lives easier through enough tax payer service, and the enforcement activities, she said. The program ‘Run After Tax Evaders’ is very popular. It’s a big program running after professionals who are not paying taxes correctly and those high profile tax evaders. She said that part of the delivery of tax service is automation such as issuance of electronic Certificate Authorizing Registration (CAR), electronic and interactive BIR forms where taxes are automatically computed,

Electronic Filing and Payment System (EFPS), and even the tax clearances and accreditation of printers will be automated soon. She said, “These are tax services we offer to you.” Also she said that the accreditation of importers is already handed down to the BIR. Fly by night importers will soon diminish, she said. For the excise tax, cigarettes with no stamps will soon get stamps including alcoholic beverages to make sure they are taxed. Finally, she said, “I hope you appreciate what we are doing. This will all translate to improving revenue collection. Translate to more bridges, school buildings, hospital. Improve the lives of each and every one of us.” (JMOR/PIA10)

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NBI reaffirms support to ZCPO ZAMBOANGA City - The National Bureau of Investigation Regional Office IX has expressed its support for the local government and police authorities in maintaining security and pursuing anticriminality initiatives in Zamboanga City and the region. “In terms of investigation, rest assured that your NBI will be one in helping and assisting local PNP, including other enforcement units, maintain the peace and order, as well as anti-criminality campaign,” said Director for NBI Region IX Ferdinand Lavin during the press briefing at City Hall Monday, March 10. For technical support, Lavin said that the NBI conducts autopsies and other forensic examinations, but that due to the ongoing rationalization, these services have been centralized in Davao City. Aside from security support measures, the NBI is also working on improving the system for the issuance of the NBI clearance. According to Lavin, aside from the sheer amount of applications, the clearance system in Zamboanga City was bogged down due to the NBI switching database providers this year, and the additional influx of

applications from Pagadian City, whose system experienced technical problems. On average, the NBI processes 30,000 applications a day, but the amount of applications doubles during the first quarter of every year. At present, the regional office in Zamboanga City can only process 300 applications per day, noted Lavin. To accommodate the applications, the NBI workforce is working on rotation, and strives to begin operations as early as 6 am to entertain applicants from the islands, and those who have been in line since the night before. “While this is a security nightmare for the NBI, we have to balance security issues with public service,” he said. Lavin also added that they are getting a helping hand from the City Government. “While this is not a problem of your City Government, the Mayor is helping the NBI process the clearance applications more efficiently by way of providing us power during periods of power interruptions,” he said. Lavin replaces Rustico Vigilia as NBI Region IX Director, and assumed office last February 2014. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)

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AMBOANGA CITY - The Department of Education (DepEd) has urged the local police to pursue the filing of criminal cases against the kidnappers of a neophyte public teacher in this city. City Schools Division Officer-in-Charge Pedro Melchor Natividad made the call after the kidnappers released Cathy Mae Casipong following two months and 20 days in captivity. Casipong, 23, of Si-

bogtok Primary School in Barangay Limaong, 83 kilometers east of this city, was released Tuesday along the highway in Barangay Sanito, Ipil, the capital town of Zamboanga Sibugay. “On behalf of the DepEd, I’m calling for justice. I urge

the police to file cases and arrest those are supposed to be arrested,” Natividad said. Natividad made the call as he express elation that Casipong has been freed and is reunited with her family. Casipong, who was barely on her sixth month of assignment as a public school teacher, was seized by 10 gunmen aboard two motorized bancas last December 18 near Sitio Paraitan, Limaong. Casipong and her coteachers were aboard a motorized banca on the

way to the city proper via Barangay Vitali, 73 kilometers east of this city, when the gunmen waylaid the group and seized her. Meanwhile, Natividad said they will allow Casipong to go on vacation “so she can rest.” Natividad said he will transfer Casipong to a school near where she lives and her psychosocial needs will be attended too. Natividad said he already communicated with the DepEd central office and requested to grant Casipong financial assistance. (PNA)

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of PABLO PARNAY, who died intestate on October 29, 2001 at Johnson, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 928, Pls-1024) situated in Marcelina, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, covered by Original Certificate of Title (OCT) No. P-12614, issued by the Office of the Registry of Deeds of Agusan del Sur, containing an area of 31,815 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT/PARTITION OF INTESTATE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED PABLO PARNAY WITH WAIVER made and executed by deceased Pablo Parnay’s sole heirs, namely, Lydia Bandera Parnay, Perla Bandera Parnay, Jimmy Bandera Parnay, Janilo Bandera Parnay, Hanilbie Parnay Alcansare, Jerry Bandera Parnay, Julius Bandera Parnay and Prescilla Bandera Parnay waiving and relinquishing their rights, shares, and interest in the above-described parcel of land, in favor and unto Lydia Bandera Parnay, per Doc. No. 471; Page No. 26; Book No. LXXX; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Rafael V. Ybañez, Notary Public until December 31, 2014 with PTR No. 0303280; 12/28/12 Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ANTONIO YADAO SR. consisting a parcel of land known as Lot No. 317, Pls-67 (Philcusa-Foa) located at Bad-as, Buan,San Francisco, Agusan del Sur (now Buan, Wasian, Rosario, Agusan del Sur) containing an area of 77,899 sq. mts. covered by OCT No. (P-3187)-1944 is the subject of Extra Judicial Adjudication with Sale under the notarila registry of Atty. Gener C. Sansaet per Doc. No. 112, Page No. 23, Book No. 3, Series of 2006.

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Callora: “Through our reforestation program, we will leave a greener Canatuan. This will be TVIRD’s legacy to the Subanons.” (Mindanao Examiner)

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R.A. 9048 Form 10.1 Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental City/Municipality: Medina NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Robinson B. Acero has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from Eutequio to ROBINSON in the birth certificate of Eutequio Acero who was born on April 15, 1954 at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Pablo Acero and Cristina Babanto. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 24, 2014.

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048,b a notice is hereby served to the public that CARMELITO RABINA JABONITE has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from CONCHITO/FEMALE to CARMELITO/MALE in the birth certificate of CONCHITO RABINA JABONITE who was born on JULY 15, 1968 at CENTRO, EL SALVADOR, MIS.OR. and whose parents are FRANCISCO JABONITE and MARIA RABINA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 9, 2014.

In compliance with Rule 7 R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that LORRY SOMERA MICULOB has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LORRY SOMERA MICULOB who was born on 26 JUNE 1987 at Raw-an, Lala, Lanao del Norte whose parents are FLORENCIO L. MICULOB and MERLITA A. SOMERA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days.

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental City of El Salvador Petition No. CFN ____________

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In the Matter of the Change of Name In the Certificate of Live Birth of “NORMAN CADAVERO RATILLA”

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048,b a notice is hereby served to the public that JANE CARLO BANQUIL GASCON has filed with this Office a petition for CORRECTION OF ENTRIES from FEMALE to MALE in the birth certificate of JANE CARLO BANQUIL GASCON who was born on July 05, 1987 at Poblacion, El Salvador, Mis. Or. and whose parents are EDUARDO P. GASCON and MARIA FE V. BANQUIL At the expense of the Petitioner. Let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may within ten (10) calendar days file his written opposition with this Office.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048,b a notice is hereby served to the public that NORMAN CADAVERO RATILLA has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “NORMAN JOSE” to “NORMAN” in the birth certificate of NORMAN JOSE CADAVERO RATILLA who was born on March 28, 1961 at MAGSAYSAY, MISAMIS ORIENTAL and whose parents are GREGORIO CABABAN RATILLA and FORTUNATA MACAS CADAVERO. At the expense of the Petitioner. Let a copy of this Petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Cagayan de Oro and the Province of Misamis Oriental. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may within ten (10) calendar days file his written opposition with this Office.

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AVAO CITY - At last, this city has someone at the Bureau of Customs who looks and sounds like he’s serious and determined to clean up this agency of the Department of Finance based at the Davao seaport in Sasa. We don’t really care to know the guy he replaced at the bureau as District Collector simply because there’s a lot of cleaning up to do in Davao City ---which has been described by the commissioner of Bureau of Internal Revenue as the “weakest link” in the revenue collection efforts of the government---something that gets Mayor Rudy Duterte’s blood pressure shooting up in anger. It’s nice to hear straight from the mouth of Ernesto Ruiz-Aradanas, the new District Collector here what he’s doing to clean up the ranks as well as the en-

tire image of the Bureau of Customs which had been buckling on its knees from so many complaints and accusations from so many exporters, importers, traders and businessmen in this southern city. It’s probably safe to assume that Aradanas knows exactly what is happening in the Bureau of Customs---the smuggling that had been going on for many years here, not just rice but also other commodities imported by local traders conniving with customs officials who sign those documents referred to only as “ID” or Import Declaration forms for a sealed

fat envelope slipped inside his drawer. (It takes “two to tango”, you know.) In our recent “ambush” interview with Aradanas together with other reporters from the Philippine Daily Inquirer and Business Mirror at the Seda Hotel beside Abreeza Ayala Mall recently, he made it clear to us that he knows exactly what is happening and taking some critical steps to minimize or totally eradicate this practice. Perhaps it’s also safe to assume that Aradanas is fully aware about complaints of local exporters, mostly members of PhilExport Davao, that they cannot get their export shipments off the Davao port unless their “ED” or Export Declaration has been signed by a customs officer who can sit on their export documents for a long, long time, unless five blue bills in an envelope is slipped for “merienda” or “dinner”.

During his short talk before members of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce, the new District Collector said he’s working out something to boost the government salaries of his customs collectors at the Davao port area so they won’t be tempted to accept those envelopes from exporters and freight forwarders, all frantic and desperate to get their export shipments off the port. To us, this seems to be quite a tall order for this former brigade commander of the Philippine Army in Maguindanao, the former Brigadier General Ernesto Aradanas who went into battle facing warrior rebels in that war-torn area of Mindanao. If he risked his life winning those battles in Maguindanao, we’re very sure this battle-scarred former general will also win his battle at the Bureau of Customs here in Davao. (PNA)

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Davao Oriental typhoon victims discouraged from joining protest rallies By John Rizle L. Saligumba, Davao Today

DAVAO City – Residents of Typhoon Pablo (International Name: Haiyan)hit town of Cateel, Davao Oriental said they were discouraged by a barangay official and an Army officer from joining a rally last month that demanded “fair distribution of food and other relief materials”. The rally was organized by the group Barug Katawhan, an organization formed by the typhoon Pablo themselves. One of their rallies last year ended in a forcible taking of relief goods from inside a temporary storage area in the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Renalden Palmera, 26, of Sitio Bulao, Barangay Taytayan of Cateel, said he and other residents were called to a village meeting at the barangay hall on March 2 by their barangay captain. Many of the sitios of the barangay are five to six kilometers away from the barangay center. “All of us who attended the rally were invited. They have an attendance sheet and all of us got letters with our names on it,” said Palmera. Palmera said the barangay captain allegedly told them “sa pag-adto namo diri, nagpakauwaw ra daw mi dili lang sa barangay apan sa tibuok Davao Oriental (when we went here [Davao City], we put our barangay and the whole

Davao Oriental to shame). “He told us not to join rallies especially those organized by Barug Katawhan,”Palmera said. Ester Canabe, 57, also a resident of Barangay Taytayan, said she told the barangay captain that they “would not stop our participation in Barug Katawhan until we get our demands.” However, Canabe said that a certain “Lieutenant Soquilla” of the Army joined the conversation and warned that “siguradaha lang nga sa inyong pag-adto ang inyong mga anak dili mabutang sa kaalutan, mao na iyang sulti (Just make sure that your children will not be put in harm’s way, that’s what he (Soquilla) he said),” said Canabe. When asked how she took the alleged soldier’s statement, Canabe said that “mura kog gihadlok, nganong moingon siya atimana imong kabataan, kinsa mang inahan dili? (it [statement] was meant to scare me, why would he say that I take care of my children, what mother wouldn’t?)” “Sa pagpaniid nako niya, mura man mi niyag giingnan nga naay mahitabo sa among mga anak (When I observe him, it seems he is warning us that something will happen to our children),” she added. Canabe said she also finds it “suspicious that we are called for a meeting See victims, page 11


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Want to know how to spot the original against a copycat motorcycle? The motorcycle industry’s Big 4—Honda Philippines, Kawasaki Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines and Yamaha Motor Philippines— is in Cagayan de Oro to promote the genuine quality advantages of using original motorcycles, as they converge in the “Original na Bida” (OnB) campaign, from March 14-16, 2014, at the SM. Now on its third year, the campaign reiterates the wise choice of original motorcycles and spare parts among motorists to promote safety in Philippine roads. Joel Martin, regional sales manager for Suzuki-Mindanao, said the Big 4 has decided to join forces to fight copycats by coming out with an “Original Seal” that will distinguish the original from the copycats. “The Original Seal can be found in the motorcycle body part,” he said. Martin discourages motorcycle owners from modifying their units, eve nas he said thay the event at SM-CDO also aims to educate motorists that Japanese manufacturers make the best motorcycle units and parts. “These (original motorcycles) underwent thorough studies using the latest research and development technologies to assure safety, high quality and premium design,” he said. Along with their commitment to safety, the Big 4 also offers safety-riding programs and recreational activities to patrons. “Those who wanted to learn more about motorcycle safety can come to SM for free safety riding seminar being held from Friday up to Sunday,” Martin said. The same companies are also known to observe strict compliance with government regulations and standards, assuring people of riding high-quality motorcycles in the country. In t h e t h re e - d ay “O r i g i n a l n a Bi d a”

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what happened was not a meeting but they were telling us not to join Barug Katawhan anymore.” More than being told not to go to rallies anymore, Palmera claimed he was also hit by a village leader, where he named him when he filed a complaint with the police in the area. He said former Purok Leader Joseph Juanillo hit him in the stomach last March 11”. Palmera said Juanillo “was particularly angry because I was one of those who complained about the favoritism in the distribution of relief goods in the purok.” Palmera showed Davao Today a request by the Cateel Police Station to the Rural Health Unit of Cattel for a “medico-legal certification”. The request said that he was “boxed several times hitting the left abdominal part of his body by a person known as Joseph Juanillo.” The police office request that they be provided with a copy of the result as they will use it for their investigation. Canabe claimed that relatives, friends and those close to the barangay officials were often given priority to receive first the relief goods and other assistance from the government.” She said that “from the DSWD, the relief goods are given to barangay level officials then to purok level for distributions”. The system worsened during the election in 2013 with a “color coding” scheme. “Green means you are for the incumbent, yellow is neutral and red is opposing party. The green gets favored in terms of relief,” she said.

Barug Katawhan spokesperson Karlos Trangia said that “such system of inefficiency, favoritism and militarization of relief has been the problem of the Typhoon Pablo victims of Davao Oriental”. “These are the legitimate calls which Barug members carry with them when they go to rallies in the first place, to demand that a more sincere and realistic system be put in place. It’s the government’s role but it failed,” said Trangia. Trangia said that government agencies “should not wait or respond only because victims rally.” Canabe said that “two years after, we are still very short of food and our homes are still in tent which drips even during light rains.” One day before the February 25 protest of Barug Katawhan in Davao City, President Benigno Aquino visited Cateel town. “Habang nasa helicopter po kami kanina at binabaybay ang Davao Oriental, wala pong duda na sa aming nakita, talagang nagbabalik na ang normalidad sa inyong lalawigan. Ibang-iba na ito sa nakita nating sitwasyon matapos ang paghagupit ng bagyong Pablo. Sa lakas ng bagyo, halos mabura sa mapa ang ilang mga bayan,” said Aquino in his speech before thousands of Cateel residents. A report from the Philippine News Agency said that “the President also outlined the various programs for the rehabilitation of the town of which a P10.5 billion fund is allocated for the province”. “Housing was also tackled were the government promised to relocate 1,179 families a project initiated by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and where the President suggested a timetable to be implemented

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in the middle of this year,” Monterosa and the Main the report said. (davaoto- Regional Guerilla Unit day.com) (MRGU) of the New People’s Army in the hinterland of the tri-boundary of Don Victoriano, Bonifacio from page 5 and Tangub City was capPegged against a popula- tured by the government tion of 4.3 million constitu- troops after a fierce fireents, PhilHealth regional fight that killed one solider office 10 has delivered a and wounded five others. membership accomplishLast Monday, an enment of 97 percent or trans- counter occurred between lated otherwise as ‘universal troops from a joint opcoverage,’ a feat they main- eration initiated by the tained since 2003 up to pres- 55th Infantry (Vigilant) ent, being first region in the Battalion of the 1st Incountry to attain universal fantr y Tabak Division, PhilHealth coverage. Philippine Army, and the PhilHealth regional newly ISO-trained Misamembership and market- mis Occidental PNP Police ing head, Ian Alfredo T. Office Provincial Public Magno underscored that it is Safety Company, at the viby this drive for excellence cinity of the tri-boundary that they are also honoring of Tangub City and the these ordinary men and towns of Don Victoriano women who simply believed and Bonifacio in Misamis in change. Occidental. “They are our PhilHealth One Vigilant trooper Heroes, and they do not was killed and five othstop improving their craft ers were wounded in the in the field of health, envi- firefight against some 80 ronment, art and advocacy communist rebels about to of children’s rights; they are harass a police detachment our partners in the delivery in Misamis Occidental. of quality health care for our G over nment t ro ops members - faithfully living recovered a hand grenade, by PhilHealth’s corporate several subversive documission, that is “Sulit na Be- ments, and propaganda nepisyo sa Bawat Miyembro, materials. Dekalidad na Serbisyo Para The rebels were besa Lahat,” Magno added. lieved to have incurred (JCV/PIA) undetermined numb er of casualties, and disintegrated in their withfrom page 1 drawal, bringing along ordered a directive to their wounded or dead all his municipal police comrades. station chiefs to conduct On March 11, 2014, monitoring of public and Lt. C ol. G err y B es ana private hospitals for pos- reported that the clearsible patients admitted for ing operation of the 55th gun wounds and could Infantry Battalion, led by be members of the New 2nd Lt. Sabado, recovPeople’s Army (NPA) who ered one KG9 submachine were part of the latest gun with silencer and one encounter with the joint magazine. troops of the police and The clearing operation the military. also recovered four blastAn encampment be- ing caps, battery-rolled lie ve d us e d by SRPC2 wire for landmines (IED),

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five handheld radios, one cellular phone and one bag full of subversive documents and other materials. The Vigilant troopers farther recovered a sack full of medical equipments, to include a stethoscope, gadgets for EENT problems, assorted medicines, intra-venous solutions (dextrose), medical gloves and syringes. Some 50 kilos of rice, 40 kilos of dried fish, eight civilian bags, two wallets, two simpack for cell phones, an communist flag, books, a letter and other subversive documents were also found by the operating troops from the 55th Infantr y Battalion and 15th DRC. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ROGER VEGA-MITRA, JR., who died intestate on September 22, 2013 at the Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 6, Block 25, of the subdivision plan, Psd-10-018544, being a portion of Lot 2988, Pls-22, Libertad, Public Land Subdivision) situated in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City under Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0003-05154 covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-9886 containing an area of 100 square meters, more or less, with a residential building constructed on his lot under Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0003-05154, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE LATE ROGER VEGA-MITRA, JR. made and executed by deceased Roger Vega Mitra, Jr.’s legitimate heirs, namely, widow Lourdes Auditor-Mitra, Kenneth Auditor-Mitra, and Dana Auditor-Mitra, per Doc. No. 426; Page No. 86; Book No. 208; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Jesus Ma. James L Bringas, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan until 12-31, 2015, PTR No. 0714786/01-02-14.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ALEXANDER OSTOS, SR., who died intestate on June 22, 2008 in Bangued, Abra, consisting of: 1) A parcel of agricultural land situated at Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur under Tax Declaration No. 11-06-0001-00618 containing an area of 4.000 hectares; 2) A parcel of residential land situated in the Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur covered by Tax Declaration No. 11-06-0001-01512 containing an area of 71.04 square meters; 3) A parcel of agricultural land under Tax Declaration No. 1106-0001-00613 situated at the Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur containing an area of 4.44432 hectares; and 4) A parcel of agricultural land situated in Mapaga, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur under Tax Declaration No. 1106-0016-00377 containing an area of 1.0000 hectare, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF INTESTATE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED ALEXANDER OSTOS SR. made and executed by deceased Alexander Ostos Sr.’s sole heirs, namely, widow Purita Magallanes Ostos, Alexandra Magallanes Ostos, and Alexander Magallanes Ostos Jr., per Doc. No. 391; Page No. 40; Book No. LXXXI; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public. MDN: Mar. 17, 24 & 31, 2014

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA and LEONIE K. COLINA, who died on ________ and February 21, 2014 at Davao City, she left a certain real property which is more particularly described as follows; “A parcel of land identified as Lot 1610, Pls-406-D. Containing an area of SEVENTEEN THOUSAND TWENTY NINE (17,029) SQUARE METERS embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. P-44316 located at Kolambog, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “A parcel of land identified as Lot 884, Pls-406-D. Containing an area of FORTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO (41,522) SQUARE METERS embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. P-44315, located at Kolambog, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “A parcel of land identified as Lot 4, Blk. 5 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-201405, being a portion of Lot 1000-B-2-E-2-C (LRC) Psd-3703, L.R.C. (GLRO) Cad. Rec. No. 317) situated in the Barrio of Matina, City of Davao, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE LEONIE K. COLINA married to the late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA, SR., made and executed by and between; ARRIEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines; ARNEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Koronadal City, Province of South Cotabato, Philippines; ARCEL COLINA-BOLTON, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident of Davao City, Philippines; ARDEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines; AUGUSTUS K. COLINA, JR. of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines, are the only surviving legal and compulsory heirs. As per Doc. No. 286; Page No. 58; Book No. LII; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. HERACLIO T. MALAKI III.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of Isidro Nob, married to Cornelia Macapayag, who died on April 22, 1938 and a resident of Bolobolo, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, leaving certain real property situated at Bolobolo, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, covered by Decree No. N-66199 and more particularly described as follows; “A parcel of Land (Lot No. 8536 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan, Cadastral Case No. 33, L.R.C. Cadastral Record No. 1614), situated in the City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT (6,658) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines by and among; CATALINA N. NESTAL, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and a resident of Gitagum, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ENRIQUITO N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Libertad, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; NENITA G. BALOMADRES, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and a resident of Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heirvendor; DOMINADOR N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Lubluban, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; GERONIMO N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; LUISA M. CASUNDO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; CARLITO N. WAMINAL, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ALFONSA W. BAIROY, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; HONORATA M. DAYPUYAT, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ARTURO N. MAKILING, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; FELY A. MAGADA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor, are the sole and only heirs of the decedent entitled to succeed to his estate. That for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 30,000.00), Philippine currency in hand paid by the HEIRVENDEE unto the HEIRS-VENDORS. As per Doc. No. 201; Page No. 41; Book No. 51; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI.

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE LEONIE K. COLINA married to the late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA, SR.


Business Brighter Days Ahead for Laguindingan Airport 12 Mindanao Daily NEWS

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By Mike Banos

“GPS-based PBN could be ready in two months”

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LIGHT cancellations at the Laguindingan airport could soon be a thing of the past. Or, at the very least, minimized to an acceptable level. Derisively dubbed “Dimalangdingan Airport” by irate air commuters when flight cancellations reached unprecedented levels last Januar y, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is working closely with the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Laguindingan Airport Development Project (LADP) and Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to fast tracking a more advanced navigational system which hopefully would enable pilots of domestic airliners now serving the airport to land and take off even in inclement weather. “We are now testing a new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite based system which if successful, could

be implemented in two months,” said Engr. Jose P. Bodiongan, CAAP Area IX Manager during the general assembly of the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Council (CTC) held Tuesday at the City Hall’s Executive House. Dubbed the Performance Based Navigation (PBN) system, Mr. Bodiongan said the present fleet of Airbus A320s now serving the airport is already equipped to operate within the system which would facilitate a smooth transition to an upgrade from its present status as an exclusively Vi s u a l F l i g h t R u l e s (VFR) airport. Required Navigation Performance (RNP) approaches and associated procedures can be performed by any Airbus aircraft equipped with GPS and the second-generation flight management system (FMS2). RNP represents the latest in navigation techniques, allowing aircraft to fly precisely along a predefined route using state-of-the-art onboard navigation systems and the GPS – resulting in improved efficiency, capacity and environmental performance for the global

air transportation system. Additional benefits of RNP include improved precision of flight operations and increased access to airports – particularly in low visibility conditions; while requiring fewer groundbased instrument landing aids, decreasing flight time and fuel consumption, and reducing noise and emissions. “Pilots need to have a vertical ceiling of 5,000 meters and visibility of 1,500 meters to be allowed to land in Laguindingan under the present Visual Flight Rules,” said Mr. Bodiongan. “When we had to the unusual climate conditions last January, we had no choice but to disallow many flights from landing when these conditions necessary for VFR landings were not met.” Flight statistics at the L aguindingan Air por t complied by the CAAP show that for the 10-day period covering January 10-22, 2014 some 304 commercial flights or 56 percent of 546 scheduled flights were cancelled due to limited visibility brought by inclement weather and the lack of landing lights

and navigational aids. Flight cancellations over the period averaged 12 flights a day or 57 percent of the 21 flights scheduled daily. The bulk of the cancellations occurred during the period Jan. 19-22 with 74 flights or 49% of the total 152 cancelled due to Tropical Storm Agaton and the Low Pressure Area (LPA) which immediately followed. However, the CAAP official said should tests now being conducted by CAAP prove satisfactory, the new PBN system which utilizes GPS satellites could be operational in two months time, vastly improving Laguindingan airport’s capability to receive aircraft safely even in adverse weather. The Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) concept allows for the optimization of the instrument procedure through the aircraft navigation performance, without the need for groundbased navigation aids which would be commissioned by the last quarter of 2014 yet, Mr. Bodiongan said. PBN allows an aircraft to fly precisely along a predefined route using

a GPS. This concept is used en route, and can reduce aircraft separation, including the terminal area, and used to optimize arrival and departure procedures. The CAAP, in consortium with the Direction Générale d e l’Av i a t i o n C i v i l e , (DGAC or French Civil Aviation Authority), and Airbus S.A.S. subsidiary Quovadis, an air navigation service (ANS) provider, is supporting the development of a full PBN network at 11 major airports in the Philippines. The program is also supported by the French Civil Aviation University (ENAC) and Philippine airline operators Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, PAL Express and Zest Airways. Besides Laguindingan, the major airport radars that will be upgraded with next-generation airtraffic management systems include NAIA, Puerto Princesa, Z amb oanga, Butuan, Dumaguete, Legaspi, Iloilo, Clark, Bacolod, Tacloban, Kalibo, Laoag and Subic. The current aviation navigation procedures in the countr y require

aircraft to use ground-based navigation systems, such as the distance-measuring equipment, ver y highfrequency omnidirectional range and radar which lead airlines along zigzag routes in the sky to follow pre -determined routes defined by the ground based navaids. The PBN does away with such tracks or radials, and instead allow airliners to follow “aeronautical highways” more accurately and d i re c t ly to t h e i r destinations. The program aims to build CAAP’s expertise in various domains for safe and efficient PBN implementation, which includes procedure design, obst acles d at a sur ve y training and training for air traffic controllers and flight safety inspectors. Up on t he proj e c t’s completion, the entire region will benefit from the advantages of increased air traffic management capacity, reduce emissions through shorter tracks and transform Philippine airspace into one of the world’s most advanced PBNoptimized areas.

Power Monitoring Committee. House energy committee chair and Mindoro Oriental R e p. R e y n a l d o Um a l i and MinDA chairperson Secretar y Luwalhati Antonino specifically asked the Department of Energy and the ERC to fast track the approval and release of the applied rates and COCs of the generator sets, he said. The approval of Socoteco I’s rate application and the COC for its leased 12-MW generator sets remained pending at the ERC since its installation was completed in October last year. Among those that have pending rate applications and COCs are the South C otabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II), Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative and the Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur electric cooperatives. Socoteco I, which lists a daily peak demand of 3 3 M W, i s c u r r e n t l y implementing five to six hours of daily rotational brownouts due to the power supply cuts imposed by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). The electric cooperative serves Koronadal City, eight municipalities of South Cotabato province and Lutayan town in Sultan Kudarat. Based on the NGCP’s power situation outlook as of Friday morning, the Mindanao grid’s system capacity is only 938 MW or

334 MW short of its system peak of 1,272 MW. Tudio said the load cuts were mainly due to the reduction of power supplies coming from the hydroelectric plants of the National Power Corporation (NPC) in Bukidnon and Lanao provinces.

He said the power supply shortage was triggered by the declining water levels in the last several weeks in Lake Lanao and the Pulangi River, where the hydroelectric plants are located. “The Agus and Pulangi plants were de-rated by the

NPC as the water levels there already reached the critical level,” he said. Citing an advisory from the NGCP, Tudio said the shortage was compounded by the breakdown of two coal-fired power plants of the Steag State Power Corporation in Misamis

Oriental. “Wit h t h e s u m m e r season now approaching, we expect the shortage to even worsen in the coming weeks. So we really need to run our modular generator sets the soonest possible time,” he added. (MindaNews)

Modular generators to plug M’nao power woes By Mindanews

The worsening power shortage affecting parts of Mindanao is seen to ease by the end of the month with the targeted streaming of around 100 megawatts (MW) of additional power supplies from the dieselfired modular generator sets leased by several local electric cooperatives. Santiago Tudio, general manager of South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative, said Friday the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has signified to deliberate and resolve today all pending rate applications and certificates of compliance (COC) for the leased generator sets to facilitate their immediate utilization. He said the ERC’s legal department specifically assure d t hat it wou ld expedite the processing and issuance of the necessary permits within the next two weeks. “It (ERC) will deliberate a l l ap p l i c at i o n s f i l e d by electric cooperatives that have either leased or purchased their own modular generator sets,” Tudio s aid in a radio interview. He said the ERC scheduled the deliberations following interventions from the House of Representatives’ committee on energy and the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)-led Mindanao

MARIWASA, SCG join 2014 WorldBEX at World Trade Center, Pasay City. SCG, Cotto and Mariwasa team up this year for SCG Living Showcase Exhibition featuring world-class building materials and innovative finishing products such as Mariwasa Style-vention Tile Collection, Mariwasa HD Tiles, Cotto Tiles and Sanitary Ware, Smartboard and Smartwood and SCG Roof Solutions. Taking part at the Ribbon-Cuttting Ceremonies are (first row from L-R) Batangas Vice Governor Mark Leviste, Sto. Tomas, Batangas Mayor Edna Sanchez, Mariwasa Siam Ceramics, Inc. (MSC) Board of Directors Chairperson Mrs. Regina Coseteng, Batangas 3rd District Provincial Board Member Divina Balba, MSC VP-Manufacturing Piyarat Promtong (2nd row from L-R) MSC VP-Sales & Marketing Jakkrit Suwansilp, SCG Marketing Philippines Inc. President Sunchai Jindasri and MSC VP-Finance & Administration Emilie Maramag.


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