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By Pat Samonte, Regional Editor and Obet Samonte, Correspondent

UTUAN CITY – Lawyer Lawrence Lemuel H. Fortun took oath yesterday as new representative for the first congressional district of Agusan del Norte, before some 3,000 of his constituents and vowed to be the true representative of the people in the real sense of the word.

After having been sworn-in Malacañang last month, he chose by Judge Francisco Maclang, to be re-inducted and be with his Fortun admitted that while he had people on his first day in office already taken his oath of office in Fortun | page 11 TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE. Representative Lawrence Fortun (left photo) says he wants to serve as a “true representative” of the people. In this photo, he is flanked (from right) by wife Marie Therese Fortun, Judge Francisco Maclang, Fortun’s youngest son Populi Victor and Butuan City Administrator Leah Mendoza. The new solon is mobbed after delivering his message at the Butuan City Hall Complex. (Photos by Obet Samonte/jdelpf)

Surigao Sur LGU officials swear-in Genevieve G. Cantor

PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY (PIA-Caraga) Regional Director Abner Caga (right) receives the plaque of appreciation from the Police Regional Office (PRO-Caraga) during the PIOsMindanao Daily Caraga Collaborative Forum 2013 at PRO-13 Conference Hall, Camp Rafael Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City, June 28. (PIA-Caraga photo/jdelpf)

TANDAG CITY - Former City Tourism Officer Roxanne C. Pimentel has taken her oath, Sunday, as the new mayor of this city, with former City Councilor Ruel D. Momo, the new vice mayor. Also sworn-in were Sangguniang Panglunsod Members Christopher J. Pimentel, Denis E. Tan, Hyna Jean R. Boniao, Valerio T. Montesclaros Jr., Imelda Falcon, Bernardo C. Urbiztondo, Andrei Andresan, Rey Vic M. Geli, Alfredo Cantalejo and Seldio L. Pilongo.

Residents use banana leaves to protect themselves from the heavy rains brought by Tropical Depression "Gorio" in Butuan CIty. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

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Civil Defense asks agencies to review gov’t directives on typhoons, calamities CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, (PIA) -- The Office of Civil Defense region 10 (OCD) during a meeting with the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) said local government and government agencies, such as Department of Education, should review their mandate on disaster situations. Director Ana C. Cañeda, regional director of OCD and chairperson of the RDRRMC, said officials should review through Executive No. 66 on Prescribing Rules on the Cancellation or Suspension of Classes and Work in Government Offices Due to Typhoons, Flooding, Other Weather Disturbances and Calamities. She said that when the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

(Pagasa) raises Signal No.1, classes at pre-school level in the affected area shall be automatically cancelled or suspended. When Signal No.2 is declared, classes at the preschool, elementary and secondary levels, in the affected area shall be automatically cancelled or suspended; and when signal no.3 or higher is raised, classes at pre-school, elementary, secondary and tertiary levels in the affected area, including graduate school as well as work in all government offices shall be automatically cancelled or suspended. In the section two of this Executive Order, Director Cañete explained that in the absence of typhoon signal warnings from Pagasa, localized cancellation or suspension of classes and work in government offices may be implemented by local chief executives, as chairmen of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) concerned, in

VOLUNTEERS and firefighters from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Cagayan de Oro City try to put out the fire that destroyed nearly half-a-million worth of property, including the old Somo Funeral Homes along Pabayo-Gomez Street. The fire which reportedly caused by unattended cooking started at around 1:30 in the afternoon. Firefighters managed to control the fire nearly an hour later. No one was hurt in the incident. Mindanao Daily Photo by Rolando Sudaria

coordination with Pagasa and the NDRRMC, most specially in flood-prone or high risk areas. Further, it is mentioned that the concerned Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LDRRMO) headed by the local chief executive will bear the responsibility of announcing the suspension of classes and work in the government offices in the affected areas in coordination with the NDRRMC, through all forms of mass media available under the circumstances. Lastly, the meeting reminded the council that government offices directly involved in disaster risk reduction management shall maintain the operations of their respective offices to ensure the continuity of the delivery of services to the public. These offices are the Office of the Executive Secretary, Department of National Defense, Department of Interior and Local Government, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Health, Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Education and other agencies whose operations the President or the NDRRMC may deem necessary. (JMOR/PIA10)

Bill making GenSan separate district filed anew By Allen V. Estabillo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNew) — A bill seeking the separation of this city into a new congressional or legislative district was filed anew today by South Cotabato (1st District) Rep. Pedro Acharon Jr. as the 16th Congress officially started its term. Acharon said his office has re-filed a “modified” measure focusing on the reconfiguration of South Cotabato province’s first congressional district to pave the way for the creation of a new lone district for the city. The province’s first district presently comprises this city and the municipalities of Tupi, Tampakan and Polomolok. “The new version sets the separation of the city into a new district while the three municipalities will remain and compose the new first district,” he said in a radio interview. In the 15th Congress, Acharon filed House Bill (HB) 6038 or “an act reapportioning the composition of the first and second legislative districts in the province of South Cotabato and thereby creating a new legislative district from such reapportionment.” After its filing on March

19, 2012, the bill was referred to the House committee on local government on May 7 but it failed to get past the preliminary discussions. Under HB 6038, the present composition of South Cotabato’s first and second congressional districts would be reapportioned to carve out a separate or lone congressional district for this city. The second district is composed of Koronadal City and the municipalities of Tantangan, Banga, T’boli, Surallah, Sto.Nino, Norala, and Lake Sebu in South Cotabato. The proposed measure provided that South Cotabato’s first district will be reshaped, comprising the towns of Polomolok, Tupi, Tampakan and T’boli. Koronadal City, which is a component city and capital of South Cotabato, and the six remaining towns will compose the province’s second district. Acharon said the previous bill included T’boli town in the first district reconfiguration to comply with the population requirement of 250,000 for a congressional district. But in the re-filed version, he said they decided to exclude T’boli and no longer alter the present composition of the second district.

He said South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes disclosed that plans are also underway for the creation of another district out of the present composition of the second district so they decided to leave it as it is. “Our only problem now is the compliance of the three remaining towns of the first district to the population requirement since their combined count based on the 2010 Census is only 232,000,” he said. Acharon acknowledged that aside from the official population census of the National Statistics Office, they have no other basis in proving whether the three towns have already reached the required 250,000 population for a single congressional district. “But we will not get the needed details unless we file the bill. So we decided to re-file it, hoping that the committee on local government can find a way to verify the area’s actual population count during the hearings,” he added. Acharon earlier said the city’s separation into a new district augurs well for its development goals and direction. Acharon, who is a former mayor of this city, was reelected last May 13 for a second term to the House of Representatives under the administration-backed Liberal Party-Nationalist People’s Coalition-Achiever’s with Integrity Movement. He convincingly won over reelected Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao’s younger brother Rogelio of the People’s Champ Movement-United Nationalist Alliance. This city, which has a population of 538,086 based on the 2010 census, has long been classified as an independent and highly-urbanized locality but has remained a part of South Cotabato’s first congressional district. It was originally a component of the undivided Cotabato empire province until Congress approved its charter in 1968. (Allen V. Estabillo/MindaNews)

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PEN to hold teaching literature workshop in Cagayan de Oro THE Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will hold “For Love of the Word: Workshops on Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College” on August 12 (Monday), from 8:30 to 4:30 pm, at the University Conference Hall, Capitol University

in Cagayan de Oro City. Award-winning writers and professors of literature Ricardo de Ungria and Timothy Montes will be the resource speakers/ facilitators. As a component of PEN International’s Beacon Centre Programme, this project is part of

the series of teacher-training workshops organized by the Philippine Center across the country. It seeks to enhance the skills of literature teachers in both secondary and tertiary levels, especially on the teaching of poetry, fiction, and drama by Filipino authors. Previous workshops were held

in Manila, Iloilo, Cebu, Baguio, Naga, and Bohol. This workshop is co-hosted by Capitol University, and supported by PEN International in London and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). There is no registration fee for

the workshop. For inquiries and pre-registration, please contact Philippine PEN at Solidaridad Bookstore, 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila; email; mobile: +639175287491. Or visit the PEN website http://www.philippinepen. ph/ for updates.

NHCP unveils ‘Battle of Macabebe’ marker By Joelyn G. Baluyut

MACABEBE, Pampanga––National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled on Tuesday, June 25, the “Battle of Macabebe” marker in front of the municipal hall to commemorate the revolt and eventual victory of the townspeople against the Spanish colonizers in 1898. “Ang marker na ito ay isang pagkilala at pasaludo sa ating mga magigiting na bayani na nagsakripisyo para sa bayan (This marker is a recognition and a salute to our forefathers who sacrificed their lives for the country),” said NHCP Deputy Executive Director Carminda Arevalo. “Sa apat na araw na labanang ito, na nagsimula noong ika-25 ng Hunyo, ipinamalas ng ating mga rebolusyonaryo ang kanilang determinasyong makamit ang kalayaan, dahilan upang umatras ang mga kalaban at masamsam ang kanilang mga artileriya (Our revolutionaries have shown in this four-day battle, which began on June 25, their desire to attain freedom which led to Spain to retreat in the town and the confiscation of their artillery),” Arevalo added. Based on historical accounts, revolutionary soldiers CROWD DRAWER. The week-long photo exhibit “War of our Fathers” that started 28 June 2013 at SM City led by General Isidoro Torres attacked the forces of Cagayan de Oro is drawing crowds. The exhibit about World War II includes pictures of Filipino guerilla resistance Spain which resulted to the latter’s retreat on June 28. in Mindanao. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo philippine information agency

22nd Annual Conference of the Manila Studies THE Manila Studies Association, Inc. invites the public to the “22nd Annual Conference of the Manila Studies Association, Inc.,” to be held on August 27-29, 2013 (from 8:00-5:00 p.m. both days) at the Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC) Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas, Sampaloc, Manila. This year’s conference is co-sponsored with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts - Committee on Historical Research (NCCACHR) and the Department of History, University of Santo Tomas, and will present papers on Manila studies highlighting various aspects of Manila’s history and culture, as well as studies on national history. The program will be posted in the website: The conference sharing fee is P2,500.00. Participants will be provided with a conference kit to include the conference program, abstracts and conference papers (in CD), one complimentary MSA publication, and lunch and two meriendas for the first two days of the conference. On the third day, there will be an educational tour of the University of Santo Tomas Museum and Archives. We would also like to invite you to visit the exhibit, “Manila at the Turn of the 20th Century,” at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, Intramuros, during History Month in August. The exhibit is sponsored by the Philippine National Historical Society, the Manila Studies Association, and NCCA-CHR. For inquiries, please contact Lorelei DC de Viana Cell: 0927-4150604 or E-mail:, or Augusto V. De Viana Tel. 749-9779; Cell: 0915-3171761 or E-mail: VISIT OUR WEB PORTAL

NCCA anniversary concert showcases eight Filipino living cultures

THE National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has proven that Filipino culture is definitely alive as it showcased eight living Filipino cultures during its anniversary concert titled “Mga Kulturang Filipino… Buhay na Buhay” last June 26 (2013) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Personalities that helped in the formulation of the NCCA were also recognized during the concert. The late president Corazon Aquino was awarded the Tanim award as a gratitude for her implementation of Executive Order No. 118 that created the Presidential Commission for Culture and the Arts (PCCA). Viel Aquino-Dee, daughter of the late president, received the award. Aside from Aquino, the legislators of Republic Act 7356 or the law that turned the PCCA to NCCA – Sen. Edgardo Angara, former Senator Heherson Alvarez and former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Nueva Vizcaya Congressman Carlos Padilla – and artist groups like the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP) and Free the Artist Movement (FAM) were given the Punla

GENERAL MACARTHUR. Memorabilia from World War II is displayed at the week-long photo exhibit “War of our Fathers” that started 28 June 2013 at SM City Cagayan de Oro. The exhibit about World War II includes pictures of Filipino guerilla resistance in Mindanao. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

award for their efforts for Philippine culture and arts. Paolo Padilla, son of Hon. Carlos Padilla, attended the ceremony on behalf of his father. National Artist for Literature Bienvenido Lumbera and artist Pete Lacaba received the awards on behalf of CAP and FAM, respectively. The trophy Tanim and Punla are designed by artist Charito Bitanga. Eight living Filipino cultures were presented namely “Kultura ng pagdidiwata,” “Kultura ng pag-uukir at pag-uuma,” “Kultura ng

pamamanata,” “Kultura ng pananahan,” “Kultura ng paglilining at pangangatwiran,” “Kultura ng pag-aaliw,” “Kultura ng pamumuna at pagtutol,” and “Kultura ng pagkapilipino at pagkabansa. These living cultures were conceptualized by NCCA Chairman Felipe de Leon, Jr. These Filipino cultures were presented through different cultural presentations and performances by musicians Joey Ayala and Bayang Barrios, Ramon Obusan Folkloric Dance Group, Philippine Opera Company, mezzo-soprano

Clarissa Ocampo, rapper Kenjhons and Bulacan-based dance group Next to Innocence. “Mga Kulturang Filipino… Buhay na buhay” was directed by ace director Floy Quintos and was hosted by NCCA Arts Ambassador Boy Abunda and the ambassador of NCCA’s Dayaw, Venus Raj. The concert was attended by past and former commissioners, committee members, and secretariat of the NCCA, along with artists and students, LGU officials, and members of the media, among others.


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Bridge to link Dinagat, and Surigao City mulled By Roel Catoto

SURIGAO CITY – A bridge to connect Dinagat Province and Surigao City is being planned by newly-elected Dinagat Rep. Arlene “Kaka” J. Bag-ao. She has been soliciting advices from engineers and maritime experts whether such bridge is feasible, an so far she has been getting encouraging replies. “I was excited when I was told by some experts whom I

talked to that it’s possible,” she said. Bag-ao said she even spoke to Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya, who likewise replied that construction of the bridge is “pwedeng pwede” (very possible). But she admitted that Abaya suggested an airport instead of a bridge, but she deemed the bridge more urgent. She said her dream of

having a bridge stemmed from her experience wherein she has to spend five hours sitting on a boat for the trip from her hometown in Loreto to Surigao City. “I said to myself, I swear, I will make a bridge. And now it turned out to be possible. Why not?” she said. Bag-ao said people from Dinagat and Surigao are excited, too, every time she shares her dream of a bridge. But while Bag-ao is

thrilled over the prospect of a bridge, she acknowledged that of utmost priority will be the road network around the island. Dinagat Island used to be part of Surigao del Norte until in 2006, when a law was enacted to separate the island into a province, making it the fifth province of Caraga Region. Fernando Almeda Jr., former manager of the Philippine Ports Authority in Surigao City, praised

Bag-ao’s idea but told her to consider other things as far building bridges is concerned. He said the bridge must not cause navigational hindrance to big ships that traverse the Hinatuan Passage. Sharing his experience as port manager in Samar and Leyte back then, Almeda said some ships would reroute because San Juanico Bridge’s vertical clearance was not high enough for the big ships. He said to also consider a tunnel system like the ones used in other countries, Japan among them, or the ferry system. Almeda said ferry system may be faster with the roll-on/roll-off (RORO) boats plying Nonoc Island to Surigao City through

Hinatuan Passage, and the Dinagat to Nonoc Island trips via Gabuk Channel. “If we put up a bridge in Gabuk Channel, it is much better because once we arrived in Nonoc by means of RORO, we can then drive all the way up to Dinagat or either way,” he said. Surigao City councilorelect Leonilo Aldonza said he supports Bag-ao’s plan to build a bridge, saying this would result to economic benefits in both provinces. Second district provincial board member-elect Melva Garcia said she has been in politics for quite some time but she and other leaders never ever thought about the bridge to connect Dinagat and Surigao. She said she is optimistic about it.

Thousands participate in “Arbor Day na Zambo” By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

The week-long photo exhibit “War of our Fathers” that started 28 June 2013 at SM City Cagayan de Oro is drawing crowds. The exhibit about World War II includes pictures of Filipino guerilla resistance in Mindanao. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

DTI to launch SME Roving Academy in Dipolog City By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLO G CIT Y--The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Zamboanga del Norte in partnership with Bureau of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (BSMED) will conduct the 2013 SME Roving Academy at the function room of D’Hotel and Suites in this city at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 1-2. DTI-9 Regional Director Nazrullah B. Manzur is expected to grace the two-day affair in Dipolog City, which will serve as the kickoff activity and launching of a series of SME Roving Academy to

be undertaken by the DTI in Zamboanga Peninsula from July 1 to 19. DTI-Zamboanga del Norte provincial director Engr. Noel Bazan said the SME Roving Academy aims to assist and provide a venue for existing and start-up enterprises and potential MSMEs in terms of trainings, business consultation and other business development services provided by the different national government agencies(NGAs). Experts from the Philippine Trade Training Center (PTTC), who will serve as resource persons, are expected to discuss about Financial Management Training and Marketing

Eco-Tourism (Product Packaging to include destination, events, and promotional materials.) Similar undertakings are slated to be conducted in Pagadian City on July 3 and 4, July 5 and 6 in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, July 16-17 in Zamboanga City, and tentatively on July 19 in Isabela City, Basilan. Resource persons will be discussing about Quality and Productivity Management in Manufacturing and Internet marketing and fraud detection in Pagadian City and Quality and Productivity Management in Rubber Production and Processing and Quality and Productivity Management

in Abacca production and processing in Ipil, Zamboanga, Sibugay. A topic on Visual Merchandising may be tackled in Zamboanga City and a topic on Quality and Productivity Management in Rubber Production and Processing is set to be discussed in Isabela City. The activity is free of charge but is strictly on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants are enjoined to visit the local DTI office and contact Ms. Remy Baguio-Biolango or Engr. Victoriano B. Miranda at tel. (065) 212-2944. (DTI/ATR-PIA9-Zambo Norte)

ZAMBOANGA City-Some 7,000 people participated in Arbor Day na Zamboanga, a city-wide event in observance of Philippine Arbor Day. People filled up the Climaco Freedom Park in Abong-Abong in the event that called for protection and preservation of the environment by planting trees. Shortly after the program, the crowd which consisted of city and national government employees, policemen, military men, students from the different schools, barangay, private, civil organizations and various other sectors participated in the massive tree planting activity at designated areas in the Climaco Freedom Park. “We really appreciate the help and support you’re giving to the local government,” Mayor Celso Lobregat said. said. The Arbor Day program was made even livelier with the cheering competition and the “on the spot search for Miss Arbor Day.” For the cheering competition, the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and

Technology (ZSCMST) contingent won the first prize of P10,000; the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) delegation won the second prize of P6,000 while the military-police combined group received P4,000 as third place winner, while Ms. Arbor Day went to WMSU representative who took home 1,200 cash prize, ZSCMST was first runner up with P1,000 cash price, P500 was given as consolation price to other participants. Winner for the search for Miss Arbor Day was based on the loudest applauds and cheers. After the program and the tree planting event, tagging with metal plates of declared Heritage and Century trees was conducted at identified areas. The Arbor Day na Ciudad de Zamboanga is a yearly undertaking of the City Government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (OCENR) in pursuant to Ordinance 281 designating June 25 as the day for the celebration and mandating the active participation of the public in tree planting activities. (FPG/JPA/ PIA9)


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Swarm of flies invades Bulacan public market By Emil Gamos

BALAGTAS, Bulacan -Traders and consumers at the Balagtas public market are pestered by a new menace -- swarm of flies. Rommel Ramos, anchor of the radio program “Rommel Ramos Po!”, said his daily program is also being swarmed by callers calling the attention of officials to act on the matter before it becomes a health hazard to the public.He said the swarm became ominous shortly after a big fire gutted a major portion of the public market last month. Bobby Alonzo, a butcher, said his customers have

dwindled in the past days because of the swarm. “Most of my customers transferred to another market because of the swarm of flies,” Alonzo lamented. Upon learning of the plight of traders, consumers and residents during the weekly radio program “The Governor’s Hour” , Gov. Wilhelhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado immediately called and instructed Provincial administrator Jim Valerio and provincial health officer Dr. Joy Gomez to go to the area and act on the problem. He told the two provincial officials to coordinate with their counterparts at

the municipal government to swiftly address the situation. Traders said that after the fire last month, most of the burned goods, including meats have not been totally cleared out from the premises. Diosdadao Libiran, OIC market master, said thay have tried to remedy the problem but the flies just keep on coming back. Residents also said that garbage being dumped at the streets beside a creek at the public market is also being seen as one of the factors why flies are invading every nook of the public market. (PNA)

Coop joins observance of environment month-Tagum Cooperative joins the entire nation in observing the Environment Month in June by conducting a tree planting and reforestation activity on June 1 at the Accretion Area, Barangay Pandapan, Tagum City. About 80 students, teachers and school administrators of 12 public elementary and secondary schools in Tagum City together with employees of the Department of Education (DepEd) Tagum City Schools Division, joined this year’s tree planting activity of Tagum Cooperative. (Tagum Coop)

Philippine must brace for projected worsening global warming: report MANILA--A new report raised urgency for further mainstreaming climate change into government’s planning and budgeting process so archipelagic Philippines -- the world’s third most vulnerable to weather extremes, sea level rise and temperature increase -- can better build its resilience amidst projections climatealtering global warming will worsen in forthcoming decades. Released Tuesday in Metro Manila, the report ‘Getting a Grip on Climate Change in the Philippines’ urged action to address gaps that derail such mainstreaming bid as experts reported the previously projected 2°C rise in global temperature might even reach 4°C by 2060, jeopardizing socioeconomic development worldwide. “By acting now, however, he Philippines can avoid substantial humanitarian and economic costs,” World Bank sector leader for environment Christophe Crepin said during the report’s launch. He noted government already gained headway by instituting various climate change-addressing strategies including the 26 percent annual increase in budgetary allotment for related initiatives since 2008, outpacing the national budget’s six percent growth. Government can build on such gain by carrying out and improving core public initiatives for climate change, setting complementary policy and institutional reforms as well as promoting more efficient resource use, he noted. “A lot has been done already but more needs to be done,” he said.

The report covers results of the Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review which WB, Climate Change Commission and the budget department conducted earlier. Among mainstreamingrelated issues identified in the report are insufficient alignment of development plans and policies with the Philippines’ National Climate Change Action Plan, fragmented support for the Cabinet cluster on climate change and lack of government personnel knowledgeable and skilled in climate policy, financing and institutions. CCC Vice-Chairperson Mary Ann Lucille Sering considers the report timely, noting higher increase in global warming is possible. “We therefore take the report’s launch as an opportunity to start further action now,” she said during the event. She noted CCC continues coordinating with various agencies to strengthen government’s campaign against climate change. The campaign includes researching the projected higher temperature’s impacts on agriculture and water so government can better identify interventions accordingly, she said. Capacity-building activities for LGUs are on-going to help improve local action on climate change, she continued. National Economic and Development Authority Sec. Arsenio Balisacan acknowledged need for action on climate change, noting this scourge is hampering efforts to further move the country forward. “Climate change isn’t only an environmental issue

- it’s a development concern,” he said during the launch. He noted recent weather extremes already resulted in damage totaling some PhP90 billion with about a third of this in agriculture, one of the country’s economic drivers. “We need to continue partnerships on climate change as every delayed response to this problem entails cost,” he said. Aside from onslaught of weather extremes, experts earlier noted sea level rise and temperature increase are the climate change repercussions the Philippines must deal with. Experts project the 4°C global temperature rise to likely accelerate, in 10 to 20 years, coral bleaching as well as reef degradation and loss. Such bleaching and degradation negatively affects fisheries as corals and the reefs that these form are foraging grounds for various fishery species including commercially important ones. Corals and reefs are also among the country’s natural tourism attractions. Experts likewise expect higher temperature to drive more weather extremes that will increasingly endanger life, limb and property. Department of Budget and Management Asst. Sec. Luz Cantor assured this agency’s support to make the public budgeting process more climate-sensitive. She said such support is essential in government’s bid to promote inclusive growth. Even the marginalized will benefit from inclusive growth which promotes wealth creation at the grassroots level, she noted. “Climate change is a threat to inclusive growth as well as to macro- and fiscal stability, however,”

she said during the event. She noted government adapted program budgeting appropriation beginning 2012 to help better promote and support agencies’ collaboration on climate change. Sering earlier said such programmatic approach resulted in a PhP13 billion budget for government’s climate change undertakings this year. “The goal is to have targeted spending so maximum impacts possible from such undertakings can be achieved using available resources,” she said. About 80 to 90 percent of this year’s climate change budget is for adaptation undertakings while the remaining appropriation is for mitigation measures, she noted. Adaptation measures are adjustments in natural or human systems, in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or effects of these, so the country can cope with climate change. Mitigation measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions which experts said trap heat in the atmosphere, raising temperature that result in climate changedriving global warming. Government continues prioritizing adaptation as authorities said the Philippines isn’t a major GHG emitter but is at high risk for climate change’s repercussions. Last year, the country advanced its climate change adaptation bid with enactment of RA10174 that established the People’s Survival Fund (PSF). PSF aims to help provide long-term support for adaptation efforts nationwide. (PNA)

Thousands join 3rd Tree-Growing fest in Koronadal city KORONADAL City--Thousands of residents braved the early morning drizzle here Saturday to plant anew “hundreds of thousands” of tree seedlings as part of the city’s third Tree-Growing Festival. Mayor Peter Miguel said around 20,000 volunteerplanters, mainly students and village residents, joined the festivity, considered the biggest tree planting activity in Southwestern Mindanao. He said the volunteers converged at the city hall grounds here as early 4 a.m. and almost simultaneously trooped to various planting sites located in two critical mountain ranges -- Roxas and Quezon -- that straddle the city. The city government earlier targeted to plant around 500,000 trees in 2,000 hectares of planting sites for this year’s festivity but the mayor said they extended the planting period through the end of the year due logistical problems. “We’re very overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from various sectors. Around 10,000 volunteers have enlisted for the activity as of Friday but the number of people who actually showed up has doubled,” Miguel said. Malacanang earlier declared June 29 as a special non-working holiday in the city in support of the third tree-growing festival. The declaration was issued through Proclamation No. 593 dated June 6 that was signed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. This year’s tree planting sites are in 11 of the city’s 27 barangays straddled by the Roxas and Quezon mountain ranges. The planting areas are located in Barangays Saravia, Carpenter Hill, San Isidro, Mambucal Assumption,

Paraiso, San Jose, Mabini, Esperanza, Cacub and Topland. As of noon Saturday, Miguel said 90 percent of the volunteers have already completed their planting assignments and returned to the city hall grounds, where a free lunch was served by the local government. Miguel said they have yet to account for the exact number of trees that have been planted but noted that the feedback so far from their field coordinators were “very encouraging.” The mayor said there were no major untoward incidents recorded during the activity but 12 of the volunteers have either fainted or suffered some injuries, mostly minor. One of them was rushed to a local hospital early Saturday after figuring in a vehicular accident while still on the way to the convergence site, he said. “Overall, this is another big success for the city because we were able to rally our residents to volunteer and work as one for our environment,” he said. The city government decided to launch the treegrowing festival in 2011 to highlight the local celebration of the International Environment Month held every June and support for Aquino’s National Greening Program. Last year’s activity covered around 1,000 hectares of planting sites in five barangays along the Quezon mountain range and with around 250,000 tree seedlings planted. During its launching two years ago, around 25,000 local volunteers planted a total of 131,028 tree seedlings in 522.78 hectares of idle lands along the Roxas Mountain Range covering six barangays.(PNA)


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‘More than rules’

THINK a minute. A hotel sign in Tokyo, Japan had this rule on it: “Is forbidden to steal towels please. If you are not person to do such is please not to read sign.” Someone said that rules are like a fence around us. We need them to keep us inside so we won’t break out and hurt ourselves or others. We have rules at home, at work, at school, in sports, and for driving on the road. And if we move to another country and culture, we must learn to follow their rules. Many p e ople t hi n k Christians are a group of people who just try to follow strict, boring rules that are old fashioned and

definitely not cool! They think Christians can’t have any fun or freedom in life. We can’t do this or that, can’t go here or there. So they think being a Christian is like living inside a fence or prison wall that won’t let you out to have fun and enjoy life. But that’s not true Christianity! Jesus Christ Himself said He did not come to bring more rules to build a tighter fence around us so that we become prisoners. It’s just the opposite! Jesus said He came to set people free, so we won’t need rules to keep us honest or force us to love and forgive others. Jesus isn’t nearly as interested in rules as He’s

interested in YOU. He knows that if you’ll just let Him take full charge of your heart and character every day, He can start changing your life. Then you and I won’t be like children who need a lot of rules to tell us what and what not to do. For example, if you truly love your neighbor, then you don’t need a rule to stop you from stealing from him, since you never steal from someone you really love and care about. When God the S on changes our heart and character inside, then everything we do comes from the new person we’re becoming. Jesus’ love and power starts to set us free from being a prisoner to

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Jhan Tiafau Hurst our selfish greed and dishonesty. So won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for your wrong, self-centered heart? Then ask Him to start changing you, so you can enjoy the success and freedom of having Jesus’ character and life yourself, which is so much more than rules. Just Think a Minute.

More votes than voters in 2013 polls

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice…” (Isaiah 59:15, the Holy Bible). -oooEXCESS VOTES, WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? Here is a question for the Commission on Elections: is it possible that the total number of votes of all the candidates for a particular position contested in the May 2013 elections, like the position of a town or city mayor for example, would exceed the total number of ballots counted by the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines? To illustrate this question in a more understandable manner, let me use this example: let us say that in particular city, there were four candidates for mayor, and let us say that the total number of votes that were credited to them by the Comelec is 2,000. However, the statement of votes coming from the PCOS

Special Gospel of the day: Mark10:4652(July1, 2013-Monday) Mark 10:46-52-And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio machines themselves are saying that there were only 1,000 ballots that were cast and actually counted. Surely, even a mere grade one student will tell the Comelec and all of us that this is not at all possible, for how can there be more votes credited to the candidates than the actual number of ballots that were cast and counted by the PCOS machines? Possibly, the total number of votes credited to the candidates should at least be similar or equal to the total number of ballots that were counted, or even lesser than the number of ballots, right? It could not be otherwise. -oooMORE VOTES THAN VOTERS IN 2013 POLLS: That is the reason why, in

the petition which a group of Pasay City residents filed with the Comelec last June 25, 2013 seeking a declaration of failure elections in the city, the residents are asking the poll body to order a manual counting of the votes cast last May 13, 2013, for in at least 300 precincts in the city’s District 1, there were more votes credited to the four candidates for mayor, than there were ballots counted by the PCOS machines. The petitioners-residents charged: “Why are Petitioners saying that there was a failure of elections in Pasay City during the May 13, 2013 elections? The first reason is that, the results that led to the proclamation of the Respondent as mayor-elect were statistically and math-

Have faith in God Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

Due to the “faith and efforts of this blind man,” Jesus pity on him and He cured this sickly person. Mark 11:22-24-And Jesus answering saith unto them, “Have faith in God.” For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall

ematically improbable, and appeared to have been the product of massive electronic and automated fraud arising from glaring, blatant and deliberate violations of Republic Act 8792, which is otherwise known as the Electronic Commerce Act of 2000… “It is (also) because their examination of the official statement of votes which they gathered initially from 300 precincts in the city showed that the electronic data reflected in those statement of votes and produced by the PCOS machines in those precincts did not match with one another, so that the electronic data used in proclaiming the Respondent could not be authenticated in the manner prescribed by Sections 6, 7, 11, and 12, among others, of Republic Act 8792… -oooVALIDITY OF PASAY CIT Y POLL RESULTS QUESTIONED: The petitioners then went on further to explain: “To show this in more concrete form: POLLS | page 7

come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive [them], and ye shall have [them]. Hebrews 11:6-But “without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]:” for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] “he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” What kind of faith do you have?SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

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OFFERINGS. Cagayan de Oro City’s new officials, Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno, Rep. Rolando “Klarex Uy (1st District, LP), Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, CDP), Rep. Maximo “Maxie” Rodriguez (ABAMIN partylist) and Sen. Aquilino Martin “Koko” Pimentel III, together with their wives and children offer gifts during the Eucharistic Celebration, symbolizing the giving of themselves to serve the people of Cagayan de Oro to the best of their abilities. BusinessDaily Photo by Bong D. Fabe


21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 46, 47, 48 and 49 under District from page 6 1 of Pasay City, the total In Clustered Precincts 1, number of ballots that were 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, allegedly counted by the PCOS machines (as shown by the official statement of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE votes) amounted to only OF THE DECEASED 7,547, but, the total number WILHELMINA DUMAQUE-ARADO WITH RELINQUISHMENT OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late WILHELMINA DUMAQUE ARADO, who died in the City of Malaybalay, Bukidnon on February 11, 2013, left two (2) parcels of land situated at Alanib, Lantapan, Bukidnon, more particularly described as follows; Parcel No. 1-Title No. P-47114, Identified as Lot No. 5130, Cad-653. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE (1,129) Square meters, declared under TD No. 02-11-9982. Parcel No. 2-Title No. AT-9805, Identified as Lot No. 2 of Pcs-10-001895 (AR). Containing an area of TWENTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT (22,848) Square Meters, declared under TD No. 02-11-12265, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED WILHELMINA DUMAQUE-ARADO WITH RELINQUISHMENT OF RIGHTS, made and entered into by and among; PETER M. ARADO, widower, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Poblacion, Malaybalay City; RACHEL AURORA D. PIZARRO-TILANDUCA, married, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of NHA, Casisang, Malaybalay City; ROMMEL ANTHONY D. PIZARRO, married, of legal age, Filipino citizen, and a resident of Poblacion, Malaybalay City; RADJI AARON D. ARADO, single, of legal age, Filipino citizen and resident of Poblacion, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, that the above parties are the legitimate children and exclusive sole heirs. That I, PETER M. ARADO, with consideration of my love and affection to my child and step children, hereby waived, cede, transfer and relinquishment all my rights over the above-mentioned real properties in favor of the children of the decedent- RACHEL AURORA D. PIZARRO-TILANDUCA, ROMMEL ANTHONY D. PIZARRO AND RADJI AARON D. PIZARRO. As per Doc. No. 53; Page No. 66; Book No. 1; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. FLORENTINA A. RAMOSVILLANUEVA. MDN: JUNE 25, JULY 2 & 9, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ESTEBANA LOBIDO, who died long time ago, at Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, and the owner of a parcel of land located at Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 1518104, denominated as Lot No. 6396, containing an area of 821 sq.m. Sold portion: Lot 6396-A, with an area of 164 sq.m. only, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PORTION OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and executed by and between: FLAVIANO M. LOBIDO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor; ELENA M. LOBIDO SABUCDALAO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor; NIC LOBIDO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Heir/ Vendor; CESAR LOBIDO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor; LUCITA LOBIDO LAGUNAY, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor, are the only legitimate children/heirs. That the said heirs hereto agree to SETTLE and SELL the abovementioned portion of a parcel of land in favor of the VENDEES, JOSE REY SEMEROS III & PRINCESS JOSE REY SEMEROS, rep. by their father, JOSE J. SEMEROS, JR., for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (Ph. 30,000.00), Philippine currency, do hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY a portion of our one parcel of land in favor of the vendees, as per Doc. No. 43; Page No. 8; Book No. 40; Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. ANIANO S. PADERANGA. MDN: JUNE 18, 25 & JULY 2, 2013

of all votes credited to all the four mayoralty candidates totaled a whooping 9,045. “For the record, copies of the statement of votes for all these clustered precincts--Clustered Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 46, 47, 48 and 49---are attached and made part hereof as Annexes A, A-1, A-2, and series. Clearly, there was here an inexplicable, and

EXTRA JUDICIAL NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses GALICANO DUARTE nad MAMERTA PAHAYAHAY consisting a parcel of agricultural land identified as Lot No. 914, Pls-67, covered by TCT No. (T1265) containing an area of 8.0083 hectares id the subject of Extra Judicial Notice under the notarial registry of Atty. Marie Lou Nueva per Doc. No. 46; Page No. 5; Book No. 9; Series of 2013. MDN: June 18, 25 & July 2, 2013


therefore, greatly fraudulent, mismatch of electronic data culled from the official statement of votes themselves, which showed an excess of 1,858 votes that the PCOS machines supposedly counted. “The question therefore here is this: how can the electronic data coming from these precincts be considered as legal basis for proclaiming the Respondent as mayor-elect when, very clearly, they do not even tally with one another, and could not therefore be authenticated according to Republic Act 8792?” There is more of this petition in next issue, God willing! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:, mmauriciojr111@ NOTICE OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of spouses CAESAR TABLA and POTENCIANA TUMAMAK, who died intestate on January 18, 2002 at Emily Hones Lot 14, Blk 4, Macanhan, Cagayan de Oro City, and April 26, 2011 at Blk 12, Lot 21, Barangay Bagumbayan 1 Teresa Rizal, respectively, consisting of a certain parcel of land situated at Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City, declared under Tax Declaration No. 08-12-0001-04663, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-43788, containing an area of 774 more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE OF THE LATE SPOUSES CAESAR TABLA AND POTENCIANA TUMAMAK executed by decedents Caesar Tabla and Potenciana Tumamak’s heirs, namely, Dalmy Tabla-Paña,Marisa Tabla-Lozada, Elsita Tabla-De Castro, and Sarah Tabla-Lozada per Doc. No. 215; Page No. 45; Book No. XLIX; Series of 2013, of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jaime M . Cembrano, Jr., Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.

NOTICE is hereby given that AUREA ALIMA SALA, who is the true and lawful owner of certain parcels of land, which she acquired through inheritance from her late father PONCIANO ALIMA, all situated at Barangay Pigdaulan, Butuan City under Tax Declaration No. 08-10-000600109 containing an area of 2.00 hectares, and Tax Declaration No. 08-10-0006-00110 containing an area of 2.00 hectares, has sold, ceded, transferred and conveyed above-described property unto vendee Marcelo S. Gavia for and in consideration of P120,000.00, per Deed of Absolute Sale under Doc. No. 221; Page No. 22; Book No. CII; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.

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Grenade blast injures seven DA employees ZAMBOANGA City––Seven people were injured when a fragmentation grenade was lobbed into a shuttle bus of the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) Monday in this city. Senior Supt. Edwin de Ocampo, city police officerin-charge, said the PFDA bus was traveling along the Tetuan Highway when an unidentified man tossed a fragmentation grenade into the vehicle. De Ocampo said the explosion injured seven of the 11 PFDA employees aboard the bus, which was en route to the Zamboanga Fish Port Complex in Barangay Sangali. He identified the victims as Jaafar Hasan, Orly Villareal, Emil Anitan, Eugene Lozano, Luciano Jelaga, Ombre Hamsirani, Jr. and Steven Sustento. The victims, most of whom suffered shrapnel wounds in their legs, were rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center. The PFDA, which manages the Zamboanga Fish Port Complex, is a government-owned and controlled corporation attached to the Department of Agriculture (DA). Police Station 6 commander Chief Insp. Elmer Acuña said the assailant boarded on a motorcycle and sped towards the Sta. Cruz Commercial Complex. Acuña said their investigation is focusing on two possible motives--extortion or rivalry over job positions at the fish port complex. The bus incurred slight damage. It is being used to ferry the PFDA personnel to the fish port complex every morning and to the city proper every afternoon. (MindaNews)

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a total of 200 sample households will be interviewed for this survey. There will be Field interviewers that will be hired to do the actual interview in the sample households. The enumeration will start on July 8, 2013 and will end on July 31, 2013. According to Officer In Charge, Janith Cabalang – Aves of NSO Misamis Oriental, this undertaking is vital since the results of this survey will be used as inputs to the development

of an integrated poverty indicator and monitoring system for the assessment of the government programs on poverty alleviation and for use in policy-making and planning. OIC Aves encouraged all sample households to cooperate with the field interviewers and provide them the correct data. Rest assured that all information that will be gathered from the respondents will be held strictly confidential as embodied in Commonwealth Act 591.All field interviewers are equipped with proper identification.


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The Lenovo K900: a lean, mean, smart machine Lenovo leapfrogs ahead of competition with its flagship smartphone, the K900. The company’s latest smartphone sports the robust features that make it one of the most promising high-end devices that has set benchmarks for the mobile phone industry. Announced early this year, the Lenovo K900 was one of the most anticipated devices from the leading mobile phone manufacturer. The hype was fueled by news that it was the first smartphone to utilize Intel’s new Atom processor, the Z2580, based on the “Clovertrail” architecture that is meant for use in more powerful

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Sporting a back-illuminated Sony BSI sensor and a fast f1.8 aperture, it rivals good dedicated cameras available today. Uploading photos to different social media is also a breeze thanks to its array of connectivity options, from Bluetooth v3.0 to USB On-the-Go (OTG) that allows the phone to use a flash drive for instant access to data. Pushing the limits with amazing features and outstanding performance, the K900 is a sure geek-pleaser. The Lenovo flagship phone is set to wow smartphone fans and take the market by storm this month.

PH’s largest solar power plant to rise in Cotabato By BONG S. SARMIENTO, MindaNews

KORONA DA L Cit y -Construction of the largest solar power plant in the country estimated to cost P1 billion is scheduled to start in September and expected to go on stream by January 2014, an official said Friday. The renewable energy project will be located in a 20-hectare property in Surallah town in South C otabato, sa id law yer A nton io B end it a , t he incoming town mayor. “This will be a big boost to our town through the employment and revenue that the project will generate,” he said in a radio interview. Bendita said the solar power facility will rise along the road in Barangay Tubiallah, adding they expect it Market-goers enjoy an assortment of vegetables in Makilala, North Cotabato on Saturday 29 June 2013. The town to become an ecotourism is one of the top producers of vegetables in the province. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

attraction of the locality. The facility will produce power for the South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Socoteco I), he said. The supply contract has been signed last Wednesday between Socoteco I and NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One, Inc., Bendita added. At five MW, it would be the biggest photovoltaic (PV) power project in the country once completed, surpassing the one-megawatt solar facility in Cagayan de Oro City. Socoteco I, which serves this city, the seat of government of Region 12, eight other towns in South Cotabato and Lutayan in Sultan Kudarat, has a daily peak power demand of 32 MW.

DOST releases P7.05-m in grants to MSMEs in Region 12 By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

GENERAL Santos City––The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has already released a total of P7.05 million in financial grants this year for the upgrading and expansion of various business ventures of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Region 12. Dr. Zenaida Hadji Raof-Laidan, DOST Region 12 director, said the financial assistance is part of the continuing implementation in the region of the agency’s Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program

(SETUP). She said the DOST central office earlier allocated around P40 million for the implementation of the program this year in the entire region. Region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. In a statement, Laidan said four food-based industries in the area recently received P2.4 million worth of grants for the acquisition of various equipment and facilities. She said Lopez Food Products

based in Kabacan, North Cotabato received P700,000 followed by the Kidapawan City-based Kennitz Breads n Parties and Gracelin Fruit Ice Cream with P500,000 each and Teri’s Place in Surallah South Cotabato with P473,365. In March, DOST-12 released P4.65 million to seven MSMEs based in this city and in Sultan Kudarat province through SETUP. The recipients in this city were Aunt Ludi Bakeshop and Snack Haus, Greentropics Coffee Enterprise, Pan de Pugon ni Ka Chona, Rosechie Food Products and R & R Organic Ventures.

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THE National Statistics Office (NSO) will be conducting the 2013 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS). This is a nationwide sample survey designed to provide information on the different indicators related to poverty. This survey aims to provide inputs to the development of an integrated

poverty indicator and monitoring system which would enhance timely, accurate and consistent production of poverty-related data that can be used at the national level. It also aims to supplement the identification of the poor families through the use of non-income indicators. Hence, this survey provides information on the

socio-economic profile of families and other information relating to their living conditions. More specifically, this survey gathers information on the demographic and economic characteristics, health status and education of the family members; awareness and use of family planning methods; housing, water and sanitation condition of

the families; availment of credit to finance the family business or enterprise; and income and expenditures of the family. In addition, it gathers information on the effect of the economic crisis in families and the steps they had taken in response to these problems. In Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental, a survey | page 7

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PNS approves artificial insemination projects

BUTUAN CIT Y - The Philippine National Standards (PNS) allowed the Artificial Insemination (AI) in Organic Poultry and Livestock Breeding Production, said Dr. Alpha P. Mateo, Veterinary Medicine II and Science Research Specialist of the DA-Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS). Dr. Mateo the resource person during the “Training on Organic Swine and Poultry Production” of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI-Caraga), recently, at San Lorenzo Ruiz Pastoral Center in Ampayon, Butuan City, attended by swine and poultry raisers

in the province. She delved on the salient features of RA 10068 and updated the participants on organic livestock production, particularly the AI on poultry and livestock breeding process. “This is because the PNS supports reproduction and preservation or conservation of native or indigenous breeds. Since natural mating is not that economical or feasible, AI is allowed though it is not a natural method of breeding”, she said. Nevertheless, she added, embryo transfer techniques, cloning and the use of genetically engineered species or breeds are not allowed.

Dr. Mateo further emphasized that in organic farming, the management of the environment shall take into account the behavioral needs of the animals. It shall likewise provide for sufficient free movement, fresh air and natural daylight, protection against excessive sunlight, temperatures, rain, and wind according to the needs of the animals. PNS also stipulates that mutilations are not allowed like cutting of lambs, trimming of beaks, de-horning, ringing, and cutting of teeth however there are exceptions in specific cases if they are improving the welfare, health or hygiene

of the animals or for safety reasons. Moreover, for animal nutrition, products like synthetic growth promoters or stimulants, synthetic appetizers, preservatives, except when used as a processing aid, artificial coloring agents, urea, farm animal by-products (e.g. abattoir waste) to ruminants, droppings, dung or other manure, shall not be included in, nor added to the feed or in any other way be given to farm animals. Conduct of the said training was held in the different provinces of the region. (menchie c. abulencia, organic agriculture staff/asf )

‘Dragon Slayer’ takes oath before village chief By Roel Catoto of MindaNews

SURIGAO CITY – Dinagat lone district Representative Arlene “Kaka” J. Bagao, who gained fame by defeating one member of the well-entrenched Ecleo family, will take her oath on July 3, her birthday, before a barangay chair. Bag-ao, who spoke during induction ceremonies of the Rotary Club of Surigao City at the Philippine Gateway Hotel here, said

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to convey his gratitude for their “overwhelming support” during the May 13 election. According to him, he will conduct himself as casually as possible in dealing with the people, a style he had employed as vice-mayor and presiding officer of the city council. “O u r a c h i e v e m e nt s in the city council had reached far and wide and even recognized,” he noted. He assured to listen to the people in villages, take note of their ideas, be receptive of their needs and bring their voices to the halls of the House of Representatives. He also thanked Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., the city council and city employees for their con-

her move is to silence her political opponents, who accused her of not being a resident of Dinagat. She will be sworn in by Annie Morales, barangay chair of Sta. Cruz in Loreto town, where she resides and casts her vote every election. “Yes, I am not a resident of Dinagat town, but I’m a resident of Loreto,” she laughed. The province of Dinagat is composed of seven municipalities, one of which is also named Dinagat. Its

capital is San Jose; the rest of the municipalities are Libjo, Cagdianao, Loreto, Basilisa and Tubajon. Bag-ao said she invited officials of different government line agencies to witness her oath taking and will take the opportunity to get to know them and discuss important matters relating to government services for the next three years. “One of the important targets is to strengthen the provincial offices because right now, most of the

provincial offices are not functioning well. Others have personnel while others have none,” she said. She said aside from government employees, NGOs, some congressmen, justices, representatives of basic sector organizations, among others, will be coming for the occasion. Bag-ao will be turning 44 on July 3. She said it will be a day of solidarity at the same time a celebration for change in Dinagat. (Roel N. Catoto/ MindaNews/asf )

tinuing support, as he revealed his programs in partnership with the city government, through the Congressional Executive Legislative Agenda (CELA). Fortun explained that his partnership with the city government is aimed at coming up with common agenda and direction for the development and growth of the city. Furthermore, he vowed to put into motion proposals for reforms in the distribution of Internal Revenue allotments, as well as in the use of Congressional Development funds. Each solon is alloted P70 million annually for projects in the district. Fortun promised that his office will be as “transparent as possible.” (PS/ OB/jdelpf )


Raagas of the Iglesia ni Cristo, Imam Uztadhs Elian Moca of the Islamic community and Pastor Tomasito Adino of the Evangelical Church. Judge Edwin M. Malazarte of RTC-Branch 27 officiated the oath taking ceremony. The SP gavel was turnedover by outgoing City Vice Mayor Rosario Ninfa G. Dumagan II to incoming City Vice Mayor Ruel D. Momo. (GGC/jdelpf )

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Roxanne is the wife of outgoing Mayor Alexander T. Pimentel. In same occasion, reelected Governor Johnny T. Pimentel, Vice Governor Manuel O. Alameda Sr. and Congressman Philip Pichay also took their oath office, with Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members Conrad Cejoco, Donell Polizon, Mary Grace G. Lim, Tito CanedoIII and Emmanuel B. Nazareno. The joint swearing-in of newly-elected and newlyreelected officials of Surigao del Sur and Tandag City was held at the Tandag Gymnasium, witnessed by thousands of Surigaonons from different sectors. The activity started with the ecumenical prayer by District Minister Leodito

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PRO-13 presents accomplishments BUTUAN CITY - The Police Regional Office (PRO13), during the executive meeting of the Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD), presented the 2012 to June 2013 accomplishments with reduced crime volume, and their state of preparedness in times of disasters and calamities.

MinDaily-Caraga meets government PIOs BUTUAN CITY - The newly-established Mindanao Daily-Caraga, in partnership with PIA-Caraga, met Friday with information officers (IOs) of different government offices at the PNP Conference Room, this city. Said activity was aimed to develop and strengthen ties toward the delivery of better news service to the public. During the occasion, the skills of IOs were enhanced, with journalism inputs from MinDaily editorial staff.

Journalism inputs from MinDailyCaraga to PIOs BUTUAN CITY - During ang PIOs-MinDaily Collabortive Meeting, Friday here in the city, inputs were given to the participants. Such inputs were on Newswriting for Print by MinDaily-NorMin Exec. Editor Rule Pelone, Photo Journalism by BusinessWeek Mindanao Editor-in-Chief Cheng Ordoñez, and Proper Presscon Facilitation Techniques by MinDaily-Caraga Exec. Editor Joe del Puerto Felicioda. Also present were Exec. Editor Rolando Sudaria of MindStar Zamboanga Peninsula and Assistant Editor Arjay S. Felicilda of MindStar-Normin and MinDaily-Caraga. The activity was in partnership with PIA-Caraga, as the development information arm of government.

Popcom AED guests television program BUTUAN CITY - Commission on Population Acting Executive Director Rosalinda Marcelino was guest in PIA’s television program, dubbed as “Caraga in Focus” on June 28 at Prince Hotel, this city. There, Marcelino bared that the final status of the RH Law, which was subjected to temporarily on restraining order (TRO) by the Supreme Court, will be known on July 9, this year. She also expressed hope that the result will be in favor of the law.

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History relives:

Moreno inaugural at Plaza Divisoria By Antonio J. Montalvan II

OUTGOING Governor Oscar S. Moreno has personally chosen the most historically apt venue for his inaugural, as the new Cagayan de Oro City mayor. The kiosko at Divisoria was known in the early days as the Tribuna, a forum for addressing big assemblies of the Cagayan citizenry. Its location at the center of the city is not unintended. As the heart of the 1901 Plaza Divisoria, it is also the city’s soul. Here lies the posterity of momentous events of the past that shaped the history and culture of the Cagayan de Oro people. Moreno’s inaugural Sunday, June 30, takes place near the same spot where the country’s first president Emilio Aguinaldo addressed the great throng that welcomed his visit to Cagayan de Misamis on October 5, 1924. On that day, Cagayan citizens came out in droves to listen to the man whose cause they fought for only a quarter of a century earlier during the Philippine-American War in Cagayan in 1899-1901. The men of Cagayan who came to listen to Aguinaldo talked from a make-shift stage that faced Calle Mindanao (Tiano Brothers Street today) came dressed in what was de rigueur of

Incoming Mayor Oscar Moreno Oct. 5, 1924, the stage along Calle Mindanao where General Emilio Aguinaldo stood during his visit to Cagayan de Misamis. Later that day he was given a dinner in the house of Apolinar Velez. Photo from the late Carmen Almendrala Torres. (courtesy of cagayan de oro history & heritage)

Mrs. Emilia Tiano, mother of the heroes Tiano Brothers, receives an award in behalf of her fallen sons during National Heroes Day rites at the Divisoria Kiosk from former Misamis governor Juan Roa, August 31, 1952. (courtesy of cagayan de oro history & heritage)

JR Borja takes his oath as CDO’s 2nd appointive mayor in 1954 before Pres Ramon Magsaysay and Rep Emmanuel Pelaez. (photo courtesy of christine borja)

the day – white suits and hats. After Aguinaldo’s Divisoria rally, he retired to the house of Apolinar Velez where luncheon was served in his honor. It was also from the Tribuna on National Heroes Day of November 30, 1955, that the three Tiano Brothers were

“Nene” Pimentel, Jr. who became Senate President, to join with the cause of the common folks whose aspirations and dreams for a beloved city they continue to cherish. Moreno relives history. The inauguration of Oscar S. Moreno Sunday is not just the inauguration of a

officially recognized by the city and given honors for their individual valor, for a country that they did not die in vain for. Here their bereaved mother, Emilia Bacarrisas Tiano, received the posthumous honor for her three fallen sons. The Tribuna is sacred ground

rendered from the heroism of the brothers Tiano. From the great Tribuna echoed the orations of the city’s historical titans – Emmanuel Pelaez who became Vice President, Justiniano R. Borja who remains the city’s greatest mayor, Aquilino

new mayor. With this event, Kagay-anons restore back the glory of the old Divisoria and the Tribuna, so that the people of Cagayan de Oro will enjoy the benefits of this open space of history and culture as intended by those who designed it for that noble purpose.

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