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Compulsory donation for ‘Brigada Eskwela’ hit By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

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SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur––Manong Ondo (name withheld upon request), 64, a farmer tending a small rice field was at a loss where to generate money to pay for compulsory “donation” of “Brigada Eskwela” required by Agusan del Sur National High School before his son would be allowed enrollment this school year.

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RDC-10 endorses two-lane ‘Skyway project’ By CHENG ORDONEZ Associate Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Infrastructure and Utilities Development Committee of the Regional Development Council in Region 10 (RDC-10) has endorsed the Regional Development Plan of Northern Mindanao, 2013-2016, espousing the alternate transport solutions for the region, particularly in highly urbanized cities, during its recent meeting held here. “Transport solution is aimed to reduced traffic congestion and provides redundant connectivity for transportation during natural disasters,” the See endorses, page 11

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A police officer shows a potted marijuana plant they confiscated from Barangay Bagocboc in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Municipal police chief Sr. Insp. Alwin T. Baclao said 5 hills were uprooted in one area and 6 hills in another area of the same barangay. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

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Police uproot 11 marijuana hills in Misor town By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A total of 11 marijuana hills have been uprooted by the police this week in a barangay in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Municipal police station chief Sr. Insp. Alwin T. Baclao said they uprooted the marijuana plants in barangay Bagocboc. Baclao said five hills were uprooted in one area and six hills including one potted plant in another area on the same barangay. He added that the police raided the areas on the strength of a search warrant issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 18. See uproot, page 11

Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, (standing front 4th from left), leads ceremonial capsule laying during the groundbreaking of the Zone 4, Brgy. Bugo road concreting project costing P5 million. With Rodriguez is Brgy Chairman Jesus S. Morial Jr.,Kag. Edwin V. Aban, Kag. Monico R. Capirig, DPWHDEOOIC-Dist. Engr.Anastacio G. Marundan, and Asst. Engr. Mabel F. Saa. KENDISCHAVES

Fortun: Butuan traded with Asian neighbors before Magellan arrived By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN BALANGAY FESTIVAL. Floats from the Department of Education-Butuan District (left photo) and Department of the Interior and Local Government-Caraga (right photo) won the first and second prizes, respectively, during the May 19, 2014 Balangay Festival at the Butuan City Sports Complex. The contest capped the month-long celebration. Photos by Pat Samonte.

BUTUAN City––Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun said Butuan was already known to Asian countries even before Ferdinand

Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521. Fortun made the statement during the May19, 2014 program that capped the month-long Balangay Festival here saying that Butuanons had travelled far and wide to Asian neighbors

before 1521 and had traded with them including China. In an interview, Fortun said balangay boats and artifacts including antique potteries discovered in 1971near the Ambangan River here point to the fact See traded, page 11

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Closure of LTO office displaces 400 clients By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The regional office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) would be serving an additional 400 clients who would be displaced following the closure of the LTO district office in Barangay Puerto (not Barangay Bugo as this paper reported yesterday) starting Monday.

SP MISAMIS ORIENTAL HOLDS SESSION IN CLAVERIA

The Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental, headed by VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ, made a courtesy call to Vice Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar before they held their 18th Regular Session at MOSCAT, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. Vice Mayor Abrogar presented to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan the possible tourist destinations to be developed in the municipality. The session was held in Claveria as part of Vice Governor Pelaez’s advocacy of bringing the Sangguniang Panlalawigan closer to the people.

LTO District Head Jesus P. Chan said that the LTO Central Office in Manila has ordered the shutting down of the district office in the city’s east coast at the closing of the business transactions on Friday afternoon. Chan said that the shutting down of the district office was in compliance with the Administrative Order issued by Secretary

Joseph Abaya to centralize the registration of all vehicles in the regional office. The order covers all LTO regional offices in the country, Chan said. The district office in Cagayan De Oro City serves an average of 400 clients with a high of 500 clients daily during peak hours, Chan added. He said that the LTO district office is strategically located in Barangay Puerto , the last coastal village in Cagayan de Oro City, with a complement of 12 personnel. According to Chan, the district office serves the clients in the city’s east coast toward the province east district of the coastal town of Tagoloan to the last municipal town of Magsaysay in Misamis Oriental. The LTO district office also entertains clients from Bukidnon. The extension office contributes about P 120 million to the LTO’s coffer annually. Some clients at the district office, however, expressed the apprehension on the capability of the LTO regional office to serve an

additional 400 clients that would swamp to the regional office daily. “I am afraid that the closure of the LTO district office in Bugo would mean additional expenses to us in the east district,” Alex Safra, an applicant for a student driver’s license said. He said he has been waiting the whole afternoon on Wednesday to get his student driver’s license but did not make it because of the large number of clients. “I will come back very early on Thursday morning,” Safra said. Chan said that the district office will exert efforts to make sure that all transactions would be finished on Friday. “We will be staying on an overtime because we want to clear things up by Saturday,” he added. He said that the LTO Central Office and the regional office will never frustrate the district clients. “I believed the LTO has been preparing for this, especially in Northern Mindanao where transactions at the LTO continues to grow every day,” Chan said.


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Energy committee to tackle power crisis of C. de Oro today By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The city council’s committee on energy would tackle the power crisis in this trading hub today (Friday), including the proposed rate adjustments that the local power distributor has filed with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). Committee Chair City Councilor Teodulfo Lao has sent an invitation to civic groups, people’s organizations, and media to a meeting on power issues at the session hall of the city council here. He said that the stakeholders will discuss the current power situation and continued rotating brown-

out that pestered this seaport capital for months. “The continued rotating brownouts and the power curtailment supply are disturbing that annoyed both the ordinary citizen and the local business community here,” Lao said. He said that during the meeting, the city’s energy committee would create a committee that would study and review the applications of the Cagayan De Oro Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) for a new power rate adjustment here. CEPALCO has applied a new power rate adjustment in Cagayan De Oro City with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC). The City Council

through Resolution NO. 11685-2014 has authorized the creation of the energy’s Ad Hoc Committee tasked to tackle issues of power and energy in the local community, Lao added. “It is but fair for the local residents and all other interested parties to exercise their rights to scrutinize, if not, to protest the proposed new power rate adjustment here,” a resident who want his name withheld said. Lao said that the city’s energy committee has also invited the National Power Corporation, National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), and representatives of the CEPALCO, the lone power distributor here.

CCTVs at the Lumbia City Jail mulled By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The City Council here is studying the proposal to install closed circuit televisions (CCTVs) cameras at the City Jail-Juvenile and Female Dormitory to monitor the movement of visitors in and out of the city jail. City Councilor Prexy Elipe, chair of the committee on finance and ways and means, on Thursday has endorsed the proposal to the committee on police, fire, and public safety for further studies. In the proposal, Jail Inspector Catherine C. Cardaño told the local august body

that the installation of the CCTVs would strengthen the security of the jail facility and prevent the entry of contraband. “With CCTVs cameras installed around the city jail, the movements of vehicles and visitors could be monitored closely. Any untoward incident would be recorded, too,” Cardaño said. She said that the proposed CCTV system will have one dedicated channel for each camera in operation and would be able to record, at least, 640 by 480 recording resolution level. Cardaño said that the CCTVs See MULLED, page 11


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Compulsory donation for ‘Brigada Eskwela’ hit By CHRI V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur––Manong Ondo (name withheld upon request), 64, a farmer tending a small rice field was at a loss where to generate money to pay for compulsory “donation” of “Brigada Eskwela” required by Agusan del Sur National High School before his son print out of the packed “Brigada Eskwela” donation would be allowed enroll- The scheme posted just beside the door of a classroom of ment this school year. Agusan del Sur National High School. Photo by Chris V. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late DECIMO VILLAGORDA consisting a parcel of land known as Lot No. 2870-C, Csd13-000276-4196, Pls-225 covered by Katibayan ng Orohinal na Titulo Blg. P-20143 containing an area of 3,033 sq. mts. located at Taglatawan, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur is the subject of Extra Judicial Settlement/Partition Among Heirs of the Deceased Decimo Villagorda under the notarial registry of Atty. Ferdinand Marcus M. Banosia per Doc No. 442, Page No. 64, Book No. 60, Series of 2014 MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CELESTINO LABIANO, who died on July 31, 2005 and CLEMENCIA OLAPE, who died on __________ in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of their deaths left a parcel of land described as follows; TAX DEC. NO. G-249328 “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot 5966-Q, situated at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less., is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF SALE, made and entered namely; HEIRS OF CELESTINO LABIANO, 1. BENJAMIN LABIANO, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 2. ELICARDE LABIANO, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 3. REBECCA L. TABUELOG, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 4. BEBIANA L. QUILAB, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 5. MAMERTA L. PACTAIN, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 6. NORMA LABAINO, of legal age, single, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. HEIRS OF CLEMENCIA OLAPE 1. LEO O. PACLAR, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; 2. BETTY P. BACUD, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City, are the only sole, legitimate and legal heirs. For an inconsideration of the sum of TEN THOUSAND (P10,000.00) PESOS receipt in full is hereby acknowledged from the vendees, CHARLIE B. MACOTE, married but separated, JHONNY B. MACOTE, single, and CHERRYMAE B. MACOTE, single, both of legal age, Filipino, residents of Zone 1, Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City, hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY a portion of the above described property as follows; Lot 5966-Q-3, Area: 43 sq.m. As per Doc. No. 227; Page No. 46; Book No. 104; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: MAY 16, 23 & 30, 2014

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Brigada Eskwela is a volunteer program of the Department of Education for parents to render services to clean or do repair works at the classrooms or just give monetary donations for the week long program held every year before the

opening of public schools nationwide. Feeling pity about the predicament of his aging father, the son offered to find ways to produce the P250, the least amount of the mandatory tariff exacted by the school in the form

Republic of the Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 10 REGIONAL RECEPTION AND STUDY CENTER FOR CHILDREN Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City PANAWAGAN GIPANAWAGAN ANG INAHAN O KABANAYAN SA USA KA BATANG BABAE NGA BAG-O PANG NATAWO SA DIHANG NAKIT-AN SA MULTICAB CARRY KANIADTONG ABRIL 29, 2014 SA HAPON SA ZONE I, UPPER BALULANG, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY SA PAG ANHI SA OPISINA SA DSWD RECEPTION AND STUDY CENTER FOR CHILDREN, MASTERSON AVENUE, UPPER CARMEN, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ARON MASABUTAN ANG KASAMTANGAN NGA KAHIMTANG SA BATA. KUNG KINSA KADTONG NAKA-ILA SA INAHAN O KABANAYAN NIINI NGA BATA, PALIHUG SA PAGPAHIBALO KANG MRS. VIRGINIA M. CARDONA, ANG CENTER HEAD O PAGTAWAG SA TELEPONO NUMERO 08822-72-84-29/ 088-858-8959 local 126

of construction materials, but more often than not, parents who can afford to just shell out the fixed donation according to their desired package rate. “Manghagdaw na lang ko Tay didto sa nabilin sa giani nga basakan para makaabot FIRESTONES JEWELRY AND PAWNSHOP Gotic Bldg., Lt. Guillermo St., Cagayan de Oro City Tel No. 72-1214

NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE Notice is hereby given that all articles/jewelries pawned from the month of June 2013 – January 2014 which are not redeemed or renewed, will be sold at public auction on May 28, 2014 at 10:00 am, Wednesday at FIRESTONES JEWELRY & PAWNSHOP. The Management

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Republic of the Philippines) CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO) S.S. AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION AND CONFIRMATION OF SALE That I, MA. SHEILA PALACA, Filipino, of legal age, married and residing at # 50, 2nd St., Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn to according to law, do hereby depose and say: That I am the only surviving daughter of the late Felicisimo Palaca and Terisita M. Palaca, who died intestate in the city of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines as evidenced by the Death Certificate issued by the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City; That the said deceased left an estate consisting of a parcel of land measuring about 489 square meters located at Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, and evidenced by Original Certificate of Title No. P-2383 of the Registry of Deeds of Cagayan de Oro City; That the said parcel of land is more particularly described as follows, to wit: “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 25059, Cad-237, situated in the barrio of Camaman-an, City of Cagayan de Oro, island of Mindanao with an area of 489 square meters more or less registered in the name of Felicisimo Palaca; That pursuant to Rule 74, Sec. 1 of the Rules of Court, I hereby adjudicate unto myself the above described real estate by means of this affidavit and hereby files same with the Registry of Deeds of Cagayan de Oro City with the request that the said adjudication be made effective without judicial proceedings as prescribed by the aforementioned Rules of Court. That I likewise confirmed and affirmed the Deed of Sale I earlier executed in favour of Abundio Ampong dated July 20, 2005 duly notarized by Notary Public Macodi M. Agus and entered in his notarial book as documentary no. 207, book no. 282, page no. 42, series of 2005 over a portion of this land designated as Lot No. 25059-A with an area of 123 square meters more or less; That the land I sold to Abundio Ampong was already reflected under subdivision plan approved on April 23, 2004 but the same is not subdivision project but only a simple partition; That it is further confirmed and affirmed that technical description issued to Lot 25059-A, 25059-B and 25059-C is the true and correct description of the partition land as reflected in the subdivision plan attached as Annex “A” That I am executing this affidavit to attest the veracity of the facts herein stated and in order to facilitate the early issuance of title in the name of the vendee Abundio Ampong respecting the land he purchased. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto Affixed my signature this 11th day of October, 2005, at Cagayan de Oro City. (SGD.) MA. SHEILA PALACA Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 11th day of October, 2005, at Cagayan de Oro City.

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The print out of the packed “Brigada Eskwela” donation scheme posted just beside the door of a classroom of Agusan del Sur National High School. Photo by Chris V. Panganiban of Mindanao Daily News-Caraga

ko ana nga kantidad (Father, I will just pluck the leftovers of the harvested rice field to get that amount)”, said the son to his father on their way home. Inside the campus of ASNHS, a classroom was assigned where parents can register for “Brigada Eskwela” with a notice on a computer printout posted on the side of the door that reads “Brigada Donation Packages.” The notice has itemized

packages which the parents can choose from as a form of their “donations”. On package A is a gallon roof guard paint or a price equivalent to P535; package B is one sheet of corrugated G.I. sheet worth P238 and one fourth kilogram of umbrella nails costing P18.75 or a total of P256.75; package care four pieces of lumber with a scale of two feet by two feet by 10 feet, costing P224 plus one half kilo of See donation, page 11

Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar MUNICIPALITY OF MAGSAYSAY Province of Davao del Sur -0O0OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: May 22, 2014 CCE-0012-2014 R.A. 10172

Ang Firestones Jewelry & Pawnshop magpahigayon ug subasta sa tanang wala mabag-o o malukat nga prenda gikan sa Hunyo 2013 hangtud sa Enero 2014. Ang maong subasta ipahigayon karong Mayo 28, 2014 Miyerkules, sa may alas 10:00 sa buntag, sa FIRESTONES JEWELRY & PAWNSHOP. Ang Tagdumala

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that VENGIE ABEAR FERMASI has filed with this office a petition for correction of entry in the sex from FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of Live Birth of VENGIE ABEAR FERMASI at Malawanit, Magsaysay, Davao del Sur and whose parents are EMILIO FERMACI and DIOGRACIA ABEAR. Any person adversely affected by said may file their written opposition with this office not later than June 5, 2014.

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(Sgd.) ANASTACIA B. DENSING Municipal Civil Registrar

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC PLEASE BE INFORMED THAT THE ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION (ERC) SCHEDULED THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE POWER PURCHASE AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT (PPTA) BETWEEN THE AGUSAN DEL SUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (ASELCO) AND PEAK POWER SAN FRANCISCO, INCORPORATED (PSFI) WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY, DOCKETED AS ERC CASE NO. 2014-032RC ON JUNE 5, 2014, 9:30 IN THE MORNING AT THE BAE NAEPAGANDA HALL, ASELCO MAIN OFFICE, SAN FRANCISCO, AGUSAN DEL SUR. MDN: May 23, 2014


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PHIVOLCS to install earthquake intensity meters in Bukidnon By Ariana Cristelle L. Pagdanganan

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, MAY 20 (PIA) - As part of the Disaster Mitigation and Prevention in northern Mindanao, the Department of Science and Technology - Philippine Institute of Vol-

canology and Seismology (DOST-PHIVOLCS), will install earthquake intensity meters in select municipalities of Bukidnon. Marcial P. Labininay, director of PHIVOLCS here,

during the Bukidnon Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Summit, held recently this city, enumerated Malaybalay City, Valencia, Quezon, Talakag, Gingoog, and San Fernando, Bukidnon as their prospect locations in

called earthquake information bulletin, Director Labininay said that the device needs electricity and internet connection for it to function. According to Labininay, the earthquake intensity setting up these devices. meters will most likely be The earthquake inten- installed in the first quarter sity meters will be able next year.(ACP/PIA10) to give out the date and time of occurrence, depth of focus, exact location, origin, and magnitude of an earthquake. To print out the so. .

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We have said it before and we will say it again, there can be no denying that corruption is as serious a problem within the media as it is within government and, let us face it, society in general. Media, after all, do not exist in a vacuum. Without passing judgment on anyone, the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s report on media personalities who allegedly benefited from the pork barrel scam according to accounting records purportedly drawn up by whistleblower Benhur Luy comes as no surprise. All these remain allegations, and those who raised these claims are duty bound to prove, just as those so accused have every right to prove their innocence. Having said that, just as media should have no sacred cows, neither should the Fourth Estate be spared from scrutiny and criticism. But it should not end there, whether these allegations are later proven true or false. It is time that the Philippine media – and we speak not only of those who work in the news but everyone in the industry, including, yes, the managements and owners – recognize the problem and save ourselves and our people from ourselves. It is bad enough that this plague within our ranks has time and again been used not only to justify but even to trivialize the ultimate censorship – murder – that has claimed the lives of at least 161 of our colleagues since 1986, as President Aquino did when he

attempted to explain his administration’s inaction on media killings. It is bad enough when our audiences, the people we purport to serve and who depend on us for the information they need to make decisions about their personal and collective lives, feel no outrage when one of us is murdered. What we must fear is the day when the people finally and irrevocably decide that what the PDI reports is, indeed, what we are, when they judge us as having lost all credibility, unworthy of their trust, useful only to while their idle hours with brainless entertainment, a day, alas, that appears to be creeping ever closer to us, no thanks to the quest for profit over service. But we are also confident that there remain more than enough among us who, despite extreme difficulties and danger, remain true to the tenets of the profession. We call on all those who believe so to come together. We need to take a long, hard look on where we are now – not just the problems of ethics and professionalism besetting us but, just as important, the economic and other interests that inform everything from how the industry is structured, the living and working conditions of its workers and, yes, the form in which the “truth” eventually reaches our audiences – and where we should go from here. There is no other way. NUJP

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WEF-EA will benefit only the rich

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do not forget to read the Book of the Law, meditate on it day and night, and carefully obey everything that is written in it. Then, you will become prosperous and successful…” (Joshua 1:8, the Holy Bible). -oooESTRADAS BEING POLITICALLY MAIMED: Here is a recent Facebook post of Mr. Renato Mauricio, a cousin of mine who is a champion darts player and an accomplished writer whose pen is mightier than his darts instruments: “Just a curtain raiser? Many now see the disqualification of Laguna Gov. ER Ejercito as a curtain raiser for two main events. “(The first of these main events is) the impending arrest and incarceration of Sen. Jinggoy Estrada (in connection with the P10 billion pork scam), and the (second is the) disqualification of Manila Mayor (Joseph) Erap Estrada (by the Supreme Court, as a consequence of a petition

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio for disqualification that the camp of defeated 2013 mayoralty candidate Fred Lim filed)! “If this were a game of cards locally known as `sakla’, the cards on the table already reveal the probable outcome of the game. The Estradas are now being politically maimed, so they wouldn’t be able to mount a candidate in 2016. Sen. JV Ejercito managed to squeeze himself into the Senate only because the cheating would have been very obvious.” -oooFILIPINOS EATING TOXIC RICE: Felipe Gabriel was a classmate of mine at the Dr. Nicanor Reyes Memorial Colleges way back in the early 1970s. We parted ways when we pursued our

respective collegiate education, but I am happy to note that he is now one of our energetic agriculturists in the country espousing organic farming---or growing crops without fertilizers and other chemical agents. He wrote the following warning in his Facebook timeline: “Before we offer to our dear family (members our) staple rice foods in our dining table, did you know that almost half a dozen toxic synthetic insecticides and chemical fertilizers were sprayed and broadcasted to rice plants? “ The residues were mixed to the soil and to the leaves and directly absorbed by the roots and the leaves, and become a part of our rice grains when har-

vested? Who cares anyway when we are killing softly our selves and digging our own graves? Yes! We will not grow old. We will die young! We should all care!” -oooWEF-EA TO BENEFIT ONLY THE RICH: Why am I not so happy that the World Economic Forum on East Asia is being held right here in Manila, attended by Asia’s political and economic leaders? Really, the forum is an indication that the Philippines is on the way to becoming an economic success, but then, who will benefit the most from this? The rich and the mighty, of course, not the Filipino poor who will remain poor. I am expecting that in the aftermath of claims by the Aquino government that it successfully hosted the forum, the political machinery of President Aquino will start furiously working on the amendments to the 1987 Constitution which will open up more businesses and even land ownership See rich, page 11


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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The government is optimistic that the power supply in Mindanao will be sufficient by 2016 as it is now working on the repair and rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangi hydroelectric power plant to address the power shortage. Secretary Luwalhati R. Antonino, chairperson of Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), in a press conference on May 21 here, said the project amounts to P4.5 billion. “ No w a l a m n a m a n natin palaging sinasabi n i Pre s i d e nt e Aqu i n o na matagal kasi ang pagpaplano, paggawa ng isang generating power; at the minimum of three to four years ito,” (Now we all know what President Aquino always says that the planning and rehabilitation of power generation will take a long time; at the minimum of three to four years) Antonino said. The chairperson also stressed that there will be a 300-megawatt power supply by 2015 or at the last quarter of 2014. As t o t h e r o t at i n g b r o w n o u t s , A nt o n i n o attributed such occurrence to the shutting down of the (STEAG) plant which lost

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from a number of investors which encouraged them more to take action on the need for power supply. Nevertheless, Antonino assured that “pagpasok ng 2016, the power will be sufficient for Mindanao” (by 2016, the power will be sufficient for Mindanao). CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -(ACLP/RTP/PIA10) Cheap and fresh agricultural products of farmers from Cagayan de Oro and nearby areas are now sold at the Westbound Terminal and Public Market in barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City with the launching of the Food Terminal Project of t he D epar tment of Agriculture (DA) and the City Government. City Mayor Oscar Moreno, together with Roxanne Hojas, technical director of the Department of Agriculture 10; city agriculturist Dr. Hector San Juan and WTPM manager Honorio Diputado, led the formal turnover of the Food Terminal on May 20, including P1 million worth of equipment from DA. Mayor Moreno assures to develop and improve the city’s agricultural sector as he vowed to hasten up access of farm-to-market roads in order to give farmers easy transport of farm products Top executives from electric cooperatives of northern Mindanao face members of the media to answer questions on the and produce to the markets. worsening power situation. The press conference was held in Cagayan de Oro City on May 12, 2014 at N-Hotel. (PIO-PDN) (CIO/PIA) its 210-megawatt capacity. However, a 105-megawatt power supply has already b e e n a c qu i re d by t he National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and another 105-megawatt is expected to be loaded in June. MinDA further said that the slow regulation

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MURPHY M CABIGON AND MITCHELIN H ARIAS,

of power supply is also a measure against the onset of the El Niño weather phenomenon. “ We h a v e t o t a k e care dahil meron pong prediksyon na magkakaroon ng El Niño and mas dangerous po ‘yung maging below critical level kasi hindi na po tatakbo

yung ating turbines,” (We have to take care because there is a prediction that there will be an El Niño and it would be more dangerous since the turbines will no longer run if the water is already below the critical level) said Antonino. MinDA also received a lot of economic concerns

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-061

MURPHY M. CABIGON AND MITCHELIN H. ARIAS, Petitioners. X----------------------------------- --------------------------------/

IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES BERNARDO T. MOLINA AND JOCELY VERGARAGA-MOLINA

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-065

BERNARDO T. MOLINA AND JOCELY VERGARAGA-MOLINA Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES OF SALIC M. AMEROLA AND KIM CAREN (Sarah) C. TAJEDA-AMEROL,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-066

SALIC M. AMEROLA AND KIM CAREN (Sarah) C. TAJEDA-AMEROL, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 20, 2005, 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 Blk. 6, Lot 10, Steeltown, Iligan City and Purok 1, Sta. Elena, Iligan 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 five (5 year already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 20, 2005, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 13th day of May, 2014.

Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on April 16, 1997 at Lipa City, Batangas, 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 Tibanga, Iligan City and 234 Daisy St., Catalina village, Sico, Lipa City, Batangas 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 twelve (12) year already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 16, 1997, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 20th day of May, 2014.

Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Muslim rites and law on June 7, 2012 at Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at 47 Arao St., Ugac Sur, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and Pala-o, Iligan 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 one (1) year already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 7, 2012, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 20th day of May, 2014.

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

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

ORDER

MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-064

ROMEL O. MAMON AND MARICRIS B. MANIGOS-MAMON, Petitioners. X-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JEFFREY ILAGAN AND KARLA FRANCESCA ILAGAN,

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-063

JEFFREY ILAGAN AND KARLA FRANCESCA ILAGAN, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on March 3, 2005 at Sto. Tomas, Davao 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 Fd. Rd. 2, Tibal-og Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte and 2063 Phase II, Doña Maria Subd., Iligan 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 one (1) year already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on March 3, 2005, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 20th day of May, 2014.

ORDER Before this court verified join petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 8, 2005 at Taal, Batangas, 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 Taal, Batangas and 2063 Phase II, Doña Maria, Iligan 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 eight (8) year already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 8, 2005, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 18, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDER Iligan City, Philippines, this 20th day of May, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ROMEL O. MAMON AND MARICRIS B. MANIGOS-MAMON,

MDN: May 23, 30 & June 6, 2014

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

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES VIOLETA CAMANGYAN VERDUN and BENJIE CABURATAN JUMAWAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-055

VIOLETA CAMANGYAN VERDUN and BENJIE CABURATAN JUMAWAN, Petitioners. X------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on March 5, 1977 at Linamon, 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 c/o Subejano and Ditucalan Law Office, B & B Building, Mahayay, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over fourteen (14) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on March 5, 1977. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 12th day of May, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014


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8 Chinese miners arrested in Pagadian City

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AGADIAN CITY – Philippine authorities are holding 8 Chinese nationals who were arrested for illegal gold mining in the outskirts of Pagadian City in the southern province of Zamboanga del Sur.

Officials said a Filipino, who works as a cook for the foreigners, was also arrested by the police in the village of Lower Sibatang where authorities also seized the group’s two backhoe excavators. The foreigners were identified only by their aliases Xiaomin, 36; Dong-

dong, 39; Tangzihan, 25; Liu Gi Yi, 29; Chung Yong de, 27; Zhang Shu Kei, 24; Duan Guang Zong, 55; Lui Chang Yin, 50; and Filipina Jennilyn Ramirez, 25, a resident of Igang village in Masbate City. Officials said the arrest of the foreigners came following a report by locals to

authorities on the illegal activities of the Chinese men. Police forces led by Superintendents Glenn Dulawan and Michael Palermo, and representatives from the Bureau of Immigration and provincial and local governments headed by Richard Ligan swooped down on the village and arrested the foreigners, who were all on tourist visa. It was unknown if the Chinese Embassy was informed about the arrest. Just recently, police also arrested 11 Chinese poachers who were intercepted

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and community gardens. School gardens with varieties of fruits and vegetables that are rich in protein, vitamins and minerals will serve as “food basket and the main source for sustaining supplementary feeding to schoolchildren. Among the suggested crops are leguminous plants to address deficiency in protein, rootcrops for more energy and leafy green vegetables like malunggay for vitamins and minerals. “Through this project, hunger and malnutrition

in schools will be fully addressed, as this promotes food security in public schools and the community,” said Ms. Ana S. Aying, regional AP-GPP focal person. According to Hanival Bayo-ang of DA-9 High Value Crop Division, the said seminar trained the teachers on how to embellish school gardens and to nurture and sustain seed production to be used for the next school year. “Schools will not spend for this program because the seeds are provided for

off Hasa-Hasa Shoal also known as Half Moon Shoal near Palawan province. The Chinese fishermen, who were arrested May 6, are facing charges for violating the Philippine Fisheries Law. Filipino authorities recovered more than 500 live and dried turtles from the Chinese boat when it was intercepted. Beijing has protested the arrest of the poachers and insisted the fishermen were well within the Chinese territory – Banyue Reef – its local name for the HasaHasa Shoal. (Mindanao Examiner)

by the DA, and the children can even plant on recycled plastic bottles and garbage bags,” City Schools Division Superintendent Victoria G. Perez said in an interview. “The crops planted will be utilized by the children in their supplemental feeding and may bring some of it in their homes,” Perez added. Mayor Evelyn T. Uy has expressed her gratitude to DA for initiating the said program, as it can help provide the schoolchildren with nutritious food. (FPG/MAA/ PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

DA partners with DepEd for “Gulayan sa Paaralan” project

DIPOLOG CITY – A forum on Agri-Pinoy Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (AG-GPP) was conducted recently to 37 elementary and 10 secondary schools here by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd). “Gulayan sa Paaralan” seeks to raise the level of public consciousness on health and nutrition as well as the economic benefits of establishing school, household

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ENRELITA Y. YABA-CARDEŇOLA AND ABUNDIO JR. P. CAREDEŇOLA,

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-058

ERNRELITA Y. YABA-CARDEŇOLA AND ABUNDIO JR. P. CARDEŇOLA

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-060

ORDER Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on June 7, 2004 at Poblacion, Quezon Bukidnon, 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 Quezon Bukidnon and Valencia City, Bukidnon, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over nine (9) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 7, 2003. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 13th day of May, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014 Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-062

SONIA ABRAHAM-SAROL AND VINCENT A. SAROL, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 17, 2003 in Iligan City, 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 No.9 Villa Dona Subdivision, Upper Hinaplanon, Iligan City and Purok San Flower, Ditucalan, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over nine (9) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 17, 2003. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 13th day of May, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014

DACON-RECODO land conflict nears end. Mayor Beng Climaco together with Assistant City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario, police and military authorities Tuesday afternoon facilitate anew a negotiation between Dacon Company officials and Recodo residents with the hope of ending a land conflict. (JOEY BAUTISTA)

ZAMBOANGA City - The City Government expects a peaceful end to the land conflict between the Dacon or M&S Company and the residents of Purok 3 Recodo, as it continues to facilitate dialogues and meetings between the two parties. Last Tuesday, May 20, City Hall with the support of the police, military and the National Commission for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) convened anew the representatives from the two parties in City Hall to iron out kinks that could lead to a possible signing of a memorandum of agreement beneficial to all concerned. Assistant City Administrator Dr. Elmeir Apoli-

nario said the city government through the Housing and Land Management Division was expected to finalize yesterday the census and tagging operations at Purok 3 Recodo to determine those that are affected by the land conflict. Af ter s e vera l Cit y Government-initiated dialogues following the May 3 grenade-throwing incident in Recodo, both parties have initially agreed on various issues that include the opening of a 3-meter wide access road leading to the highway and the relocation of affected families to the Muslim Reservation Area. The Dacon Company See peace, page 11

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MURPHY M. CABIGON AND MITCHELIN H. ARIAS,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-061

MURPHY M. CABIGON AND MITCHELIN H. ARIAS, Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------------------------/

ANTHONY R. SHIRIANI AND ROANN H. PLEŇOS, Petitioners. X-----------------------------------------------------------------/

Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES SONIA ABRAHAM-SAROL AND VINCENT A. SAROL,

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ANTHONY R. SHIRIANI AND ROANN H. PLEŇOS,

City hopeful on Dacon-Recodo peace deal

ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 20, 2000 at Nazareno Church, Cagayan de Oro City, 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 Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City and Bacolod, Lanaod del Norte, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over five (5) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 20, 2000. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 13th day of May, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 20, 2005, 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 Blk. 6, Lot 10, Steeltown, Iligan City and Purok 1, Sta. Elena, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over five (5) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 20, 2005. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 13th day of May, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014 Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MERJOHN MADRDANAO JAUDIAN AND VIVIAN BORRES ARCEO-JAUDIAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-057

MERJOHN MADRDANAO JAUDIAN AND VIVIAN BORRES ARCEO-JAUDIAN, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------/

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ADAM SALCEDO BABARIN AND RHEA MAR CHIO DANO,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-056

ADAM SALCEDO BABARIN AND RHEA MAR CHIO DANO, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on July 12, 1993, 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 Poblacio, Quezon Bukidnon and Manticao Misamis Oriental, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over fifteen (15) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on July 12, 1993. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 12th day of May, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 27, 2000 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Subejano and Ditucalan Law Office, B & B Building, Mahayay, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility ad sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over six (6) years already, they decided to separate 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 affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 27, 2000. So that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this care on June 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 12th day of May, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: May 16, 23 & 30, 2014


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By TYRONE A. VELEZ and MART D. SAMBALUD

AVAO CITY — A former mayor is implicated by a human rights group’s report on “death squad” killings in Tagum City that felled around 300 people in the past four years.

The Human Rights Watch released a 71-page report titled “One Shot to the Head” : Death Squad Killings in Tagum City, Philippines” on Wednesday, that alleged former Tagum City Mayor Rey “Chiong” Uy and some police officials for involvement in the extrajudicial killings of alleged drug dealers, petty criminals, street children, and other individuals. “Tagum City’s former mayor helped organize and finance a death squad linked to the murder of hundreds of residents,’” said Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW further claimed that “Rey Uy called these citizens ‘weeds.’ He and other city officials and police officers underwrote targeted killings as a perverse form of crime control.” Uy was mayor of Tagum from 1998 to 2001, then from 2004 to 2013. His brother Arturo ‘Chongkee’ is currently governor of the nearby province of Compostela Valley. In a telephone interview with Davao Today, Rey Uy denied the accusations saying “I am always accused of being the person behind the summary killings in Tagum

City. Whatever occurs in Tagum, they will charge it directly to me.” “Ang tinuod diha is kanang ilahang gikuha na mga so-called witnesses, they were coerced, threatened and were paid to make stories about summary killings (The truth is that the ones who are so-called witnesses were coerced, threatened and were paid to make stories about summary killings),” said Uy. Uy said that the people behind, in what he labelled as “fabricated and callous” charges against him, were “drug and illegal-gambling lords operating in Tagum City.”

“(It’s) Very obvious that (these) people won’t allow me to sit as the City Mayor of Tagum, ug sure gyud ko na these witness are paid to say something about the killings (I’m sure that these witnesses were paid to say something about the killings.)” HRW said police records in Tagum City recorded some 300 extrajudicial killings from 2009 to 2013, but they said police officers believed the figures are even higher. No cases have been brought up to the courts.

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The killings and operations of the squad were similar to that of the Davao Death Squad that HRW documented in another report in 2009. The group said the Davao Death Squad boosted the popularity of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and “motivated” other municipal officials to “adopt extrajudicial killings as a crime control method.” HRW based their reports on more than 30 interviews including former death squad members, police officers, witnesses to killings and surviving victims and their families. 

In a video interview, former death squad member Romnick Minta linked the local government behind their operation. “We were ordered to get two or three heads every week. The purpose was to clean up Tagum of thieves and other criminals they didn’t like. For us, it was just our job. We got paid by the city,” said Minta. Minta said he was employed under the city government’s Civil Security Unit. Part of the operations involved getting orders from the mayor. “We didn’t plan what we did. It came from the mayor. The mayor would forward texts to Rolly [his aide.] Rolly would forward the texts to us and we’d make the hit. After the hit, we would text Rolly and he would relay that to the mayor and the mayor would reply, “Okay.” Then we

would go the mayor’s house. We would get an additional 5,000 pesos [$112] per head,” Minta said. HRW documented 12 cases including three minors, the youngest at age 9, who were alleged to be vagrants involved in smelling solvents. Another case involved the killing of a 60 year old indigenous leader of Compostela Valley. The victim’s widow said the killing could have been linked to his refusal to give consent to a mining operation. But the report said other killings might have been done without the knowledge or consent of Uy, including that of radio commentator Rogelio Butalid, who was killed on December 11, 2013 right outside of the radio station. “The Tagum Death Squad also apparently carried out “guns-for-hire” operations that Uy was either unaware of or did not specifically commission, such as the killing of a journalist, a judge, at least two police officers, and a tribal leader as well as local politicians and businessmen. In several cases, the death squad’s handlers would fabricate drug allegations against the target of a contract killing to justify to Uy their murder,” the report said. But Uy said he had “reasons to believe that Butalid has been made a sacrificial lamb” because of the “intense political landscape in Tagum.” “If they linked Tagum Death Squad to me, unsa

man ang atraso ni Tata sa akoa? In my long years in public service, daghan pud comments sa akoa gisulti sa taga-media, pero kay trabaho man na sa taga media it is but normal kay wala man perfect na government (If they linked the Tagum Death Squad to me, what is Tata’s (Butalid) grudge with me? In my long years in public service, many from the media have comments against me but it’s the media’s job and it is normal as no one’s perfect in government)” Uy added that during his administration “wala man media gipatay (no member of the media were killed).”

He said that Butalid has been his “barker for two elections and served as an Emcee during my campaign rallies.”

“He was never my critic and I learned that his death has something to do with a family feud with his relatives,” said Uy. Uy attributed the summary killings in Tagum as a result of either “vengeance or rivalry.”

He said also that he doesn’t have any problem with incumbent Mayor Allan Rellon.

Uy said that the cases filed against him in the lower court “were dismissed for lack of merit.” “Pasagdan ko lang na kay dili man kini something new

sa akoa. I deny that Tagum Death Squad exists because it is easy to make an issue once you are a Mayor (I would let that [report] be as it is not something new to me. I deny that the Tagum Death Squad exists because it is easy to make issue [against you] once you are a Mayor),” Uy said. HRW’s Kine blamed the government for failure to probe death squad killings and bring the masterminds to justice. “The Philippine government’s failure to act decisively against death squad killings has certainly contributed to the horrific death toll in Tagum City, “ Kine said. “President Aquino needs to send a loud and urgent message that deploying death squads as a ‘crime control’ measure is unlawful and needs to stop.” HRW also said the report showed the failure of the Philippine government to “seriously investigate” death squad killings. President Aquino has announced the formation of a “superbody” in 2012 to expedite the investigation and prosecution of extrajudicial killings, but human rights groups criticized that no progress has been reported from this group. (davaotoday.com)


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DOT now inspired to work harder than ever --Tourism chief MANILA, The Aquino administration’s commitment to prioritize tourism has motivated the Department of Tourism (DOT) to work harder than ever. This was what Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. implied during the Philippines’ hosting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)–Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) International Conference on Tourism and Climate Change. The event, which took place from May 19 to 20 in Legazpi City, Province of Albay, was the third global event after concluding a series of international meetings. It convened world leaders and experts who presented and shared their views to create solutions and address the challenge of climate change and its effects on tourism. “We are very happy to host these international events, which yield very important agreements and protocols to harmonize, strengthen, and facilitate tourism development as countries and as neighbors,” Jimenez said during the event. The Tourism chief also took the chance to thank the UNWTO and ASEAN organizers and participants for the opportunity to serve and share the world-renowned Filipino hospitality. “We are likewise honored that the President has graced

“We are better people when we travel, and we definitely are ourselves more fun in the Philippines,” he further said. President Benigno Aquino III, meanwhile, delivered the keynote address, emphasizing that sustainable tourism is essential to inclusive growth. “Clearly, as long as tourism can be pursued in a sustainable manner, then it is certainly one of the best sectors to focus on -- and one of the shortest and most efficient paths to inBETTER IN THE PHL During the conference, clusive growth,” the President Ingemar Macarine, touted as the “Pinoy Aquaman” in Surigao City, maintains his swimming pace at the Surigao Strait, which connects Mindanao and the Visayas. MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto UNWTO Secretary General said. (PNA) Taleb Rifai mentioned that tourism has become a central global phenomenon in the 21st century. In 2013, the Philippines recorded a 9.56 percent growth in international ar- WELLINGTON, The number of visi- visitor arrivals for the year, with Ger- quality of arrivals from China," said rivals with almost 4.7 mil- tors to New Zealand rose 6.1 percent many, the United States and Britain Bowler. lion visitors from 4.3 million, in the year to the end of April, hitting being "stand-out performers" with "Our analysis has shown that stay while tourism receipts grew 2.78 million, with a marked increase in growth rates of 16.3 percent, 11.3 per- days were up 26.8 percent in the seven by 15.1 percent or equal to the "quality" of tourists from China, a cent and 2.8 percent, according to the months since the implementation of the US$ 4.4 billion (P186 billion). senior tourism official said Wednesday. government's Tourism New Zealand China Travel Law (in October 2013), “We are confident that Visitor arrivals to New Zealand agency. generating an additional 199,072 stay tourism is a very important numbered 224,200 in April, up 12 perVisitor arrivals from China were days from Chinese holiday visitors." part of the future of the Phil- cent from April 2013, largely due to down 1.4 percent for the month, but The China Travel Law required ippines,” Rifai said. the later timing of Easter and school were up 10.4 percent for the year end- travel sellers in China to offer better “This is an industry that holidays in some key source countries, ed April, Tourism New Zealand chief quality group tour packages. not only creates jobs and gen- said a statement from Statistics New executive Kevin Bowler said in a stateThe figures showed a positive trend erates income, it is an industry Zealand. ment. that was also reflected in rising spendthat celebrates everything that Impressive growth from Western "While growth has slowed, we are ing by overseas visitors, he said. (PNA/ is beautiful in life, everything markets had pushed up international seeing a significant increase in the Xinhua) that we respect, everything that we cherish,” he added. He also said that it is not only more fun in the Philippines, but that he felt even feel better in the Philippines. How to play the game? keep fit this culminating event, proof positive of his continuing commitment to making tourism a hallmark of his social contract with the people,” he said. “We are therefore more inspired to work harder together towards achieving our economic and social goals, as well as contributing what we can to the best practices of the international community,” he added.

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will shoulder all expenses for the relocation of those affected as well as the construction of the access road. These agreements however are being reviewed and finalized before the signing of the same can take place. Meanwhile, while the dialogues are taking place, the Dacon Company has agreed to temporarily stop the construction of the fence. To recall, the conflict started sometime in January this year when the Dacon management decided to construct a perimeter fence surrounding its premises as residential houses were encroaching on the road leading to the company. The following month, Feb. 8, a rifle grenade was fired at the company, destroying one of its buildings. No one was injured. Last May 1, a commotion ensued between the Dacon workers and the so-called informal settlers who barricaded the road using the children and women, some of them were injured. On May 3, at 11:30 a.m., a grenade was lobbed and exploded outside the Dacon premises, killing Hamuddin Hamja, 19, and wounding 6 Dacon workers, 4 of them were SCAA members. Wounded were Elmer Tadeo and Ariston Sarato, both Dacon workers, John Rey Maghanoy, Enrico Menor, Robert Clog and Loreto Morales, all SCAA members. (Sheila Covarrubias)

common nails worth P29 or a total of P259 and package D is one sack of cement worth P250. Teodoro Plaza, principal of ASNHS, said the itemized packaged rate of “Brigada Eskwela” has been agreed upon by all public schools in the province during a meeting and orientation of school coordinators at the Division Office of the Department of Education last month. “We are fulfilling what is a standard requirement of Brigada Eskwela,” Plaza said as he tried to point out that ASNHS has been a “hall of fame” of Brigada Eskwela program. The school indeed was cited last year as among the privileged 20 schools nationwide which got the “Hall of Fame” accolade for being among top “Brigada Eskwela” performers for three years in a row. But other public secondary schools have not implemented in what Plaza claimed as an agreed policy. He insisted during an interview with the Mindanao Daily News that such packaged donation scheme has the blessings of the main office of the Department of Education. Rodrigo Limas, principal of Prosperidad National High School, said they too accept donation from parents, but they don’t exact price as a matter of requirement for the enrollment of students. “We have different needs and stakeholders do not have the same capacity,” he said. He, however, explained the DepEd has already empowered school heads or principals by allowing them to act within the framework of School-Based Management (SBM) that is governed by the school council within the school system. “They have an agreement how to help the needs of the school.” But in ASNHS case, Plaza said the Parents-Teachers Association has not been part of the “Brigada packaged rate” scheme as they only strictly adhere to what was agreed upon by school heads in the province. In the nearby San Francisco Central Pilot Elementary School located just across the national highway, teachers only receive cash donations, mostly P100 but never asked parents to give as a requirement for enrollment of their children. Aside from the compulsory packaged rate, ASNHS has been very strict to implement the manual labor extended from parents if they cannot donate the school building materials or give the money based on package rate. Vivian Nesle, ASNHS Brigada Eskwela coordinator, said parents are required to render at least eight hours of service per day for every child and if they have two more children studying in the school they would have to work for two more days. Plaza, however, was quick to explain that the length of time can be reduced to just two to three hours a day if the parents can finish early their chores like weeding out the school grounds within a specific assigned area. Contrary to “voluntary” school tasks, most parents would have no choice than prefer the packaged donation scheme since the condition has much advantage since if they just give the minimum P250 “donation” this would cover all regardless of how many children enrolled in the school. Some other concerned parents have questioned the transparency as to how the “Brigada” fund would be spent for teachers only issue a slip of paper with their signatures acknowledging

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to foreigners, which will send Filipinos to greater economic disadvantage in the years to come, right in their own country. -oooT H E P O OR M U ST TURN TO GOD FOR ECONOMIC RELIEF: The only viable alternative for the poor and the marginalized in this country now, to make a turn around in their difficult lives, is to make themselves stronger in their faith on God, by listening to His Word (which means reading the Bible) and obeying His commands more sincerely. Mass actions, strikes and other organized movements have failed miserably to uplift the poor through the years, so it is time to try prayers and Bible readings. -oooREMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.

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that a parent already donated cash but the amount was not indicated. “The problem here is that there is no clear liquidation as to how much was the total donation was collected and how would they spend it,” said Elmer Luzon, who was once a PTA official of the school. Luzon said what he knows about the guideline of Brigada Eskwela is that the school administration is prohibited from collecting any amount from parents or any charitable institutions, but it should be in the form of materials or in kind. Teresita Tranquilan, division schools superintendent in Agusan del Sur, agreed on this. She told reporters of a local radio station in an interview that the concept of Brigada Eskwela is pure volunteerism that parents are not compelled to give any amount of money or donate in kind. She said no child shall be deprived of going to school just because the parent failed to participate in the Brigada for whatever reasons. “I call on the principal to open up a big heart to build better and harmonious relationships with the parents,” she said.

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from page 1 Infrastructure and Utilities Committee Memorandum of Endorsement stated. In line with the Alternate Transport Solutions, the DPWH-10 proposed the J.R. Borja-CarmenPatag Skyway Project. The said project is a two-lane skyway with the components from J.R. Borja extension near the Maria Reyna Hospital and will end at J.R. Borja/Burgos Street intersection with a length of 1,600 meters; road raising including drainage from junction Max Suniel, Vamenta Street to Villarin Street junction Carmen-Patag Road with a length of 1,260 meters; and starts at Villarin Street near Golden Village Hotel NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the following properties: 1) A parcel of land (Lot 730-B, Psd-13-006612 being a portion of Lot 730, Cad 84) situated in the Barrio of Maon, Municipality of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-17817, containing an area of 7,134 square meters; 2) A parcel of land (Lot 730-C, Psd-13-006612, being a portion of Lot 730, Cad-84) situated in the Barrio of Maon, City of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-17818, containing an area of 2,722 square meters; and 3) A parcel of land (Lot 730-D, Psd-13-006612 being a portion of Lot 730, Cad 84) situated in the Barrio of Maon, Municipality of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-17819, containing an area of 21,154 square meters, are all registered in the name of Pilar Yu Vda de Concon with 2/3 share, Marie Concon Zamora with 1/6 share, and Juliet Concon with 1/6 share, per Registry of Deeds of Butuan City. MDN: May 23, 30 & June 06, 2014

towards Patag-Carmen Road and will end to the junction of Patag Road to 4th ID Philippine Army with a length of 780 meters. The scope of works includes construction of 2,380 meters Skyway, reconstruction and concreting of 1,100 meters road and construction of 1,260 meters RCBC both sides of Max Suniel Street. The estimated cost of the project is PhP2,570 million, including the road right-of-way and the preliminary detailed engineering. The project will be implemented for five years with the funding requirements spread through 2015 until 2019. As the proposed project is supportive to the thrust of the region and that of the City of Cagayan de Oro in enhancing access for the efficient and economic movement of people, goods and services, the members of the Infrastructure and Utilities Committee recommend for endorsement and approval by the RDC-10, to request the DPWH to conduct the feasibility study, detailed engineering study and design, and road right of way acquisition.

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“Monitoring of hinterland barangays for cultivated marijuana continues,” Baclao said. For his part, Mayor Max Seno warned those engaged in planting marijuana that the police will continue their operations. “We will do what is right,” Seno said. He added, however, that Opol is a municipality large in area that hinders the undermanned police force from patrolling all areas. He cited the case of the farthest barangay from the town proper which takes about a halfday travel to reach. In other barangays of the municipality, it was noted by the mayor that in Barra there is a continuing drug problem. “We have put there a police outpost reinforced by barangay tanods to solve the problem,” he said. Baclao said Barra is the “main noticeable barangay in drugs” and added that some drugs in the area come from Iligan City.

“We will continue our surveillance and make test buys,” he added. As for illegal mining, the mayor and the police chief both agreed that the series of operations conducted by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in the previous months has removed the large-scale illegal miners in the hinterlands. Baclao said the mining equipment used were seized by the police. On the issue of cockfights, Seno said he has not issued any permit for cockfighting, citing that this activity is handled in the barangay level. Baclao added that the police regularly checks on reports of cockfighting but no such activity were seen when the cops arrive on the scene.

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from page 1 that “our Butuan ancestors were seafarers, travelled far and established trade relations with our Asian neighbors.” Recently, a huge balangay boat was dug and three smaller ones were found nearby submerged in mud. In his speech , Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. said the” balangay and our sea-faring ancestors had inspired me to launch Vision 2020 aimed at making Butuan City a model for Sustainable Forest-Based Economy and poverty reduction by year 2020.” According to Amante, his administration has set the goal of planting 10 million trees and sustainable land use program. Amante stressed that by planting trees, the city would be able to respond to the dangers posed by climate change and the impending El Niño phenomenon. Amante and Fortun handed the prizes to the representatives of the Department of Education-Butuan District and the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Caraga, first and second prize winners, respectively, for “most dramatic presentation” in the combined float and synchronized dancing contest. The city chief executive thanked the participants and all those who supported the Balangay Festival 2014.

NOTICE TO CEPALCO CUSTOMERS The Cagayan Electric Power & Light Company, Inc. [CEPALCO] would like to inform its valued customers and the public in general of a scheduled Public Hearing to be conducted by the Energy Regulatory Commission [ERC] in ERC Case No. 2014-041 RC [In The Matter of the Application for Approval of the Amendment of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) between Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company, Incorporated (CEPALCO) and Bubunawan Power Company, Incorporated (BPC), with Prayer for Provisional Authority], in ERC Case No. 2014-041 RC. The ERC Public Hearing is scheduled on May 30, 2014, (Friday) at Nine o’clock in the Morning (9:00 A.M.) at CEPALCO Conference Room 1, #44 Toribio Chaves Street, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. MDN: May 23, 2014

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Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Deep Special Gospel of the day: John16:1215(May23, 2014-Friday) John 16:12-15-I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you. Today is a solemnity of the most Holy Trinity. 1 John 5:7-For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. According to St. Augustine, the “Holy Trinity” are “united in love and even equal” in everything since “they existed before anything else.” Psalm 90:2-Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God. John 10:30-I and [my] Father are one. How about you, are you close to God? Take note, our love to God unites us to Him intimately. This is the teaching of Jesus Christ in the gospel of Mathew. In Matthew 22:37-Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt “love the Lord” thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. How deep your love to the Holy Triune God? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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DENR 9 to continue implementing cadastral survey projects in ZamPen Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

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Environment Secretary Ramon Paje underscores during the launching of the “Mindanao Barangay StraTREEgic Forest Project (BSFP) and the Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project for Miarayon-Lapok-Lirongan-Tinaytayan Tribal Association (MILALITTRA) of Mt. Kalatungan Range Natural Park” on May 21 in Cagayan de Oro City that the National Greening Program (NGP) of the government is not only for the environment but also poverty reduction. The BSFP is a tripartite partnership (DENR-DILG-MinDA) which seeks to facilitate the implementation and attainment of the NGP objective in Mindanao. (Ma. Leona Felice Echeveria/PIA 10)

AGADIAN City - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-9 has engaged the services of cadastral survey contractors to undertake cadastral survey projects in three cities and 14 municipalities in Zamboanga Peninsula. Land Management Services (LMS) Regional Technical Director Moises H. Butic reported that the cities to be surveyed are Zamboanga, Isabela and Dipolog while the municipalities are Siocon, Sibuco, Kalawit, Labason, Tamipilisan in Zamboanga del Norte; Titay and Buug in Zamboanga Sibugay; and Kumalarang, Bayog, Dinas, San Miguel, Vincenzo Sagun and Aurora in Zamboanga del Sur. Cadastral survey refers to the survey made to determine the metes-and- bounds of all parcels within an entire city/municipality for systematic land adjudication and Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and other purposes. The program consists of three categories, namely, Category “A”, “B” and “C”. Category

“A” is the establishment of main and subsidiary controls, the conduct of political boundary and lot survey. Category “B” consists of establishment of main and subsidiary controls and conduct of political boundary survey, while category “C” is purely lot surveys. Director Butic also disclosed that a total of 16 out of the 72 cadastral sites in region 9 have already been approved, leaving a balance of 56 cities/towns. He added that his office is committed to process and approve 24 sites for calendar year 2014 and complete the approval of the remaining 32 project sites before Dec. 31, 2015. The conduct of Cadastral Survey is one of the big ticket projects of the DENR aside from the National Greening Program (NGP). The government had allotted an estimated budget of P3.567 billion for the implementation of the program throughout the country. The complete cadastral survey is a commitment of President Benigno S. Aquino III that the same will be finished by 2015. (FPG/R. Tan/DENR-IX/PIA IX)

Logistics, trade opportunities in focus at Mindanao Shipping Conference Key transport and customs officials, economists as well as supply-chain executives will gather for the Mindanao Shipping Conference 2014 on June 18 at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Among the topics at the whole-day conference are Mindanao’s shipping and trade prospects; the region’s role in sustaining Philippine economic growth; government’s logistics strategies for Mindanao; the impact of ASEAN economic integration on the transport sector; and Bureau of Customs policies in support of trade facilitation. Delegates will get a chance to participate in high-level networking with shipping industry executives, manufacturers, importers and exporters. Event organizer PortCalls has invited experts to offer their insights into opportunities Mindanao offers to investors, especially in the area of trade and transport. Heading the list of speakers is Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., former socio-economic planning secretary, who will discuss Philippine macro-economic prospects for the next three years, as well as his forecast for Mindanao trade. Leon M. Dacanay, Jr., regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority for Region 10, will speak on growth in Mindanao maritime trade, particularly cargo volumes, direction of trade and how shippers should respond. The state of preparedness of the Philippine logistics industry as the economies

of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations integrate next year will be the focus of Dr. Adora Navarro, a senior research fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, as she discusses the benefits and pitfalls of the regional event. From the private sector, Augustus Adis, president, PIE-MO Industries Association, will point out the needs of Mindanao shippers and cargo service providers while Jose Manuel de Jesus, president and general manager of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT), will discuss technological and systems innovations and container throughput at MCT. Capping the event will be Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero, deputy commissioner for the Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group of the Bureau of Customs, who will speak on customs reforms toward greater trade facilitation. Uvero will brief conference delegates on new BOC measures in place to cut red tape, combat corruption and smuggling. Mindanao Shipping Conference 2014 is supported by Smart Infinity (Gold Sponsor); Fast Logistics and Seda Centrio (Bronze Sponsors); and Isuzu (Exhibitor). Conference partners are the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce, Phividec Industrial Authority, PIEMO Industries Association, Philippine Exporters Confederation (Region X), and Philippine International Seafreight Forwarders Association. For more information on the conference, email info@portcalls.com.

Mindanao Daily Caraga (May 23, 2014)  

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