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Traditionally known in China as the Spring Festival, the Chinese New Year in Seda Centrio is marked with a traditional Lion Dance and of course the sumptuous dinner buffet. The Lion Dance team from Kong Hua School performs a ritual known as the “Cai Qing” or “Plucking of the Greens”, The lion dance is believed to bring good luck and fortune to the business and the troupe is rewarded with the “red envelope”. Photo by Mike Baños. (More Photos Inside)

Palafox refutes DPWH-JICA dike system proposal citing adaptive architecture for Paseo del Rio In a meeting initiated by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) at Davao City January 15, 2014, master planner and architect extraordinaire Felino A. Palafox, Jr., underscored the need for adaptive architecture on the dike protection system along Cagayan de Oro River. The JICA proposal recommended a much wider coverage area to the detriment of the public and taxpayers. Instead of protecting the residents and various establishments, PALAFOX opined the DPWH-JICA proposal will actually put in harm’s way all stakeholders that are made to become part of the river spillway and overflow runoff. The proposed dike will effectively place some 120,000 inhabitants as well as a significant number of business establishments along the affected areas most vulnerable to

flooding. The midstream areas encompassing Calacala, Tibasak and portions of barangays Macasanding, Nazareth, Carmen and Balulang, to downstream Kauswagan, Puntod, Macabalan, a large portion of Bonbon, as well as the stretch on Burgos Street are all mostly excluded from the protection of said dike. PALAFOX added that as perennial victims of flooding, these areas must be given supervening priority and utmost protection instead of being excluded and thrown into the mercy of the rampaging river spillway. PALAFOX also lamented that the JICA proposal does not speak well of inclusive protection, i.e., no one is left out and no one is left behind. These are the very hallmarks of exemplar inclusion and smart growth which is the central

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policy and battle cry of President Aquino. Contrary hereto, the JICA proposal is a cold engineering intervention minus inclusive growth, completely oblivious to socio-economic realities. This is grossly discriminatory, socially insensitive, counter-productive, ill-advised, provocative and confiscatory. Together with Architect Palafox, also present during the meeting were Board of Directors/Owners of Paseo del Rio Messrs. Rudolf and Alain Golez representing the Chair and Chief Executive Officer Dra. Ochie P. Pelaez, Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of Zealep Group Mr. Rolex Ratilla, and Paseo del Rio President and Chief Operating Officer Ramid P. Gualberto. The DPWH was represented by Babes Hipolito of central office and Andy Sosa, the

World renowned urban planner and architect Felino A. Palafox, Jr. explaining adaptive architecture for the JICA project to succeed while world renowned pianist and Chairman of Safer River Life Saver Foundation Rudolf Pelaez Golez at right listens intently. Project Manager while JICA was aptly represented by Team Leader for Flood Control Mr. Masaki Ito, and Acting Team Leader for Water Resource

Management, Mr. Tadahiro Fukuda. The meeting was chaired and facilitated by MinDA Executive Director Miss Janet M. Lopoz.

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PEOPLE Marisue Jacutin:

Cibulkova proves height is not might in world tennis MIKE BAÑOS

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ormer Philippine Girls Junior and Women’s No. 1 Marisue Jacutin (de Mariona) believes Filipina tennisters can emulate Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and make it big in the world tennis stage. “She plays BIG for a short gal!” said the Kagayanon born and raised player in an email message from San Francisco, California where she is now based. “What an amazing Ausop run dominating against her giant competitors - I think Ferrer and Cibulkova are great example for our Asian stature – there’s endless possibilities with hard work, strong quick legs and impeccable anticipation.” One of the shortest players in women’s tennis at 5’3”, the pint sized Cibulkova (nicknamed “The Pocket Rocket”) reached her first-ever grand slam finals at the recently concluded Australian Open tennis championships where she was seeded No. 20, defeating much taller and powerful opponents, notably four top 20 players including third seed and WTA No. 5 Maria Sharapova who stands 6’2” and WTA No. 5 Agnieska Radwanska (5’8”) eventually losing in the finals to No. 4 seed Li Na of China. “I'd like to stress the type of game Cibulkova's got - aggressive, she takes the ball early, and she’s quick. All these qualities can be attained with proper training. She spends a lot of time working on legs. Her explosive movement is impressive. When you're quick you get in position better -she's able to dictate shots being early,” the former PH No. 1 said. “I also remember Amanda Coetzer who attained a high WTA ranking - she was also short 5'2”- she played with high margin/more of a retriever- and it worked during her time because women didn't hit with a lot of power. Nowadays that type of game will not survive because power now dominates the women’s tour.” As a result of her many upset wins and her small size, Coetzer earned the nickname "The Little Assassin." Jacutin (de Mariona) said Cibulkova should inspire shorter Filipina tennis players to believe in themselves and not put too much stock on their height when facing taller, powerful opponents especially in world tennis. “Yes! We can do as much damage,” she said. “Like her - I have been told so many times about my ‘height disadvantage’ but I thought I have a remarkable record considering that. I hope Asians will soon realize that it's not about the height but how we ‘Believe’.” Her Wikipedia profile describes Cibulkova as having “tremendous court coverage and powerful groundstrokes that she has used to great effect at Melbourne Park.” “Her high-energy, aggressive, powerful style was used to great effect in the fourth round against world no. 3 Maria Sharapova, who she frustrated with her retrieving ability before over-running the Russian with powerful groundstrokes. In the semi-finals, she also demolished fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland. Even a shade shorter than Cibulkova at 5’2”, Marisue believes even shorter players have an inherent advantage when play starts in the courts. “Like Cibulkova- I also use a bigger size head racquet (100 sq in. bigger head) – it generally helps our reach and has a better sweet spot for those running shots. Because of the type of game we have - I take the ball early; it gives opponents little time to get back in the center and in position.” Marisue was the former Philippine Girls Junior and Women’s No. 1 player, representing the country in tournaments abroad like the Federation Cup, World Youth Cup, Wimbledon, Canadian Open, Japan

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Marisue’s double-handed backhand

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Open, SEA Games and even making it to the main draw of the Australian Open Juniors. She attained her highest ITF ranking at #47 for singles and #33 in doubles. In 2011, she was chosen the USTA's Northern California Players of the Year for Mixed Open Doubles with her partner Pablo Schurig. Although probably the shortest player in the Bay Area these days, she said she gets a kick out of proving taller players wrong by giving them a game bigger than her height. “This is probably why I still enjoy playing: I like the ‘surprise’ I get from opponents - I get a kick out of it every time!” Now 35 and mother of two, Javier, 9 and Isabella, 6 by hubby Rodrigo, Marisue enjoys the fact she can still play at a high level in an open tournament and dominate against much bigger opponents. “I've always admired Filipinos perseverance they have to know that there's a place for them on that big stage - Grand Slam experience. Sure with our size we have to work a little harder, most of our opponents will take a step while we need three to get in position. But we can do it with proper training and mentality. We need to educate our coaches about encouraging players to stand tall and play big. Short players have a huge advantage also - they get low on the court, generally quicker n great speed. I just really want to encourage Filipinos that they can be great in this sport.”

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An industry leader for providing quality and affordable homes for the Filipino families, has recently established its Mindanao Operations and has opportunities for a COMPETENT Individual to lead and manage its new projects. JOB OPENING: PROJECT

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • LICENSED CIVIL ENGINEER • An output-oriented Team worker with a good positive attitude, organized, reliable, and trustworthy • At least 3 years intensive experience in building construction (preferably housing construction) holding supervisory (or higher) position. • Must be very good in details and bears proficient/competent skills in Construction Planning/Scheduling, estimating (quantity take-off and costing), MS Office, and software applications related to engineering/construction and development.

BOOKS INSPECTION . MISAMIS ORIENTAL Vice Governor JOEY G. PELAEZ inspects the books donated by Children International Philippines Inc. (CIPI). He is accompanied by Ms. Gertrudes S. Gauiran, the Program Coordinator of CIPI. The shipment arrived last Jan. 11, 2014 via a 40-footer container van. These books will be distributed to the various elementary and secondary schools in the province. This is part of Vice Governor Pelaez’s advocacy of uplifting the competence of every student in the province by providing educational materials to various schools.

Interested and qualified applicants may email their application and complete resume addressed to: The HR Manager MCDC - Ecoverde Homes, CDO Email: mcdc.cdo@gmail.com For inquiries, please call (08822) 745-755/732-345.

TEACHERS FORUM ON DISASTER RESILIENCY: About 75 public high school teachers from all three secondary schools in Villanueva District attend a Forum on Disaster Preparedness and Resiliency held recently at the STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI) Training Room in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. SPI Security Manager Neil Quijano shared some practical tips on disaster preparedness and impact mitigation. He underscored the need for schools to periodically update and rehearse their disaster and crisis management plans, and come-up with a continuing Information and Education activities to better prepare teachers and students especially in emergency evacuation procedures. Quijano said that the first step to any riskreduction, management and impact mitigation efforts is risk identification. “Knowing the risks in your area can help you become better prepare” Quijano said. The forum is one of the activities organized by Steag as part of its Enhancing Governance in Local Development (EGoLD) Program.

CHINESE DRAGON. A Dancer carries the head of a Chinese dragon in Cagayan de Oro, Jan. 31. The local Filipino Chinese community here joined the worldwide celebration of the New Year with dances and fireworks. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

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Vhong Navarro Forced Me

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Publisher CAGAYAN TIMES General Manager ROSE MARY D. SUDARIA,Ph.D.

Yes. That is true. Vhong Navarro, the dance icon of my younger years and the current toast of lunch break gossips and even over the counter bank transactions has forced me. He forced me to “unfriend” some of my Facebook friends. He had so much effect on me now that I even lost my appetite to religiously browse through the day’s newsfeeds. Over-saturation is I believe an understatement. His latest controversy has creeped into everyone’s minds to the point that everybody has something to say already. Opinions come from even the most clueless individual who just wants to be in on the story. Thanks to Vhong, he has also forced me to put down my Ipad mini for longer periods now and has even made me stop watching local television altogether. What’s more scary, I no longer want to click on any video links shared for fear that it might turn out to be

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just another Vhong thing or Deniece thing or both. This is the problem of how media laps up and hypes issues that should have been a petty thing but suddenly becoming a grave issue of national concern. This super media exposure on an alleged rape-slashextortion-slash-case of attention deficit of Celebrities syndrome is also a perfect example of how Filipinos of all social classes love gossips, intrigues and gruesome details on scandals that involve people in high places. Would it have been just an ordinary person who happens to have some kinky nights gone wrong in a condo somewhere, it would not have even seen the light of day. One more thing, Vhong Navarro and his current infamy forced me to write this piece. Not that I hate him or I am pointing fingers to him or to the complainants. It is not my business to judge or anybody else’s. I

am just fed up with everyone trying to hurl accusations, analyzing the sequence of events and even had the lapse of judgment by clicking on supposed CCTV videos and footages of the “crime”. These links that are going viral are not the real thing. These sites are bogus and are considered spam and can cause a lot of inconvenience for the poor lured FB user and his social media network. We must all control our fingers and hold typing our judgment and withhold posting them on social media or we will continue to blow (no pun intended) this thing out of proportions. Let the people behind this brouhaha settle the matter out of court without everyone meddling as to what will transpire. So to Vhong, Deneice and Cedric- you and I deserve a much needed closure and so does the Filipino people. Enough with this drama please and let us all go back to regular programming.

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Proud Kagay-anon Moments

his year marks my 10th year of living here in Cagayan de Oro. Before I packed my bags and moved here in February of 2004, I was slaving away in hot and crowded Manila, pushing my way through throngs of people just to get to work or to school in time. Honestly, I don’t miss those years (even if I was several pounds lighter because of the stress).

I am what you would call a Kagay-anon by choice. Not once did I regret being transplanted here, and so far, it’s working out for me perfectly. And just like any true-blue Kagay-anon, I could not help but feel pride swell in my heart every time something awesome happens in our city. For this week, here are some wonderful news I heard about Cagayan de Oro. • Did you know that four (4) of the Top 40 Bb. Pilipinas 2014 Pageant candidates

are from CDO? They are Candidates #6 Ellore Noelle Punzalan, #11 Angelique Celine de Leon, #26 Laura Victoria Lehmann, and #34 Pia Wurtzbach; and indeed they are strong contenders for this year’s crown. This only proves how CDO is teeming with beautiful women and how we should be proud of the world-class Kagayanon beauty.

for the location’s latitude, and the building’s surface is shaded from the sun throughout the year.

• Have you also heard that a real estate project in Cagayan de Oro recently got featured in no less than the National Geographic Magazine for its February 2014 issue? Primavera Residences in Pueblo de Oro Business Park in uptown CDO was cited by Nat Geo for “leading the country’s push into sustainable architecture and property development.”

Before this feature in National Geographic, the same development has also won several other awards internationally, such as: “The Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunities” from the Climate Technology Initiative-Private Financing Advisory Networks (CTIPFAN) in 2010, and “One of the Best Condo Developments in the Philippines” from the 2011 South East Asia Property Awards at a ceremony held at Singapore.

According to National Geographic: “Primavera Residences’ design combines contemporary aesthetics with natural airflow through inner spaces… Its architectural elements are designed precisely

This design has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on airconditioning consumption,” the magazine also said.

How about you, what are you most proud of this week as a Kagay-anon?

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Buenavista

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION

PODTSCO Case No; 2014-10-143 Applicant/Vendor 2009-10-261

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOVELYN JUMAO-AS MAMBA has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from JOVY to JOVELYN who was born on May 13, 1983 at Buenavista, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are Monrado Mamba and Daisy Jumao-as. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than 07 February 2014.

NOTICE OF HEARING

(SGD.) TERESITA K. VALDEHUEZA Municipal Civil Registrar

CGYT: Jan 31 & Feb. 3, 2014

R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Baroy OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELVIRA A. MELGAREJO has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Entry in the month of Birth from “APRIL 27, 2001” to “JANUARY 27, 2001” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOELLE ABORIDO MELGAREJO who was born on April 27, 2001 at Poblacion, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are JOSE PELEY MELGAREJO and ELVIRA DAACA ABORIDO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 February 2014.

(Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar

CGYT: Jan 31 & Feb. 3, 2014

Republic of die Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES QIYU LI AND FRANCES LORAINE P. DE LARA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 24114-001

ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on June 5,2009 at Iligan City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Villa Verde, Iligan City and Maria Cristina, Baloi, Lanao del Norte, respectively, thereat they can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since 2010 or more than three [3] years already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board* that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer ^ possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on February 17, 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 the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 22nd day of January, 2014.

CGYT: Jan 31 & Feb. 3, 2014

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

CGYT: Jan 24, 31 & Feb. 3, 2014

Seda Centrio’s Misto is filled with Kagay-anons and visitors for an unforgettable Chinese New Year dinner! Photo by Mike Baños

JOEL REBUCAS Case No; 2014-10-154 Applicant/ Vendor 2009-10-347 ALLAN TABAMO Applicant/Vendee

filed by applicant United Church of Christ of the Philippines to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is set for INITIAL HEARING on July 16,2014 at 8:30 0’clock in the morning at this Court, sitting at the Hall of Justice, Initao, Misamis Oriental. Persons interested in this petition are required to answer and appear before this Court on the aforesaid date and make known their opposition thereto. The Administration of the Land Registration Authority is hereby directed at the expense of the applicant to cause the publication of the Notice of Hearing in the Official Gazette and once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Oriental. Further, the applicant is hereby directed to furnish copy of the application and its annexes to the Solicitor General. Lastly, Let copies of this Order be furnished to the concerned offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of this city and of this province. SO ORDERED. November 30, 2013, Initao ,Misamis Oriental.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 6, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 28th day of January, 2014.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

ORDER

NOTICE OF HEARING

LRC CASE NO. 2013-54

Finding the verified application for registration pursuant to Chapter III of the Property Registration Decree (PD 1529) OF Lot 250 Cad 529, situated at Poblacion, Naawan,Misamis Oriental Island of Mindanao, containing an area of 1,102 square meters, particularly described as follows: “A parcel of land, known as Lot 250,Cad 529 located at Poblacion,Naawan,Misamis Oriental. Bounded on the North by Lot II, Sec 018; on the East by Lot 43, Sec. 018 on the South by Lot 52; and on the West by the National Highway; containing an area of One Thousand One Hundred Two (1,102) square meters, more or less, and Covered by Tax Declaration No. 22-0001-01554”.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

CGYT: Feb. 3, 2014

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST OF THE PHILIPPINES Represented by: HENRY DEJARME, Applicant. X---------------------------------------/

CGYT: Feb. 3, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Branch 44 Initao, Misamis Oriental APPLICATION FOR THE REGISTRATION PURSUANT TO CHAPTER III OF THE PROPERTY REGISTRATION DECREE (PD1529) AND ISSUANCE OF DECREE OF REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATE OF TITLE

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

Seda Centrio staff led by Hotel Manager Lorenzo Tang all set and ready for your unforgettable Chinese New Year! Photo by Mike Baños

TRANSPECIAL Case No; 2014-10-147 Applicant/s

QI YU LI AND FRANCES LORAINE P. DE LARA, Petitioners, X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;RBC ;MACABALAN –PIER- AGORAVELEZ and vice versa with the use of Seven (7)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 6, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 30th day of January, 2014.

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Barra and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 6, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 30th day of January, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer CGYT: Feb. 3, 2014

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Lim Lo Suy installed as Potentate of Agila Shriners of Mindanao CHENG ORDOÑEZ

TWENTY seven years after he travelled through the hot sands of the Filipinas Shrine Club under the jurisdiction of the Aloha Temple of Hawaii, Illustrious Peter U. Lim Lo Suy assumes the highest and esteemed position of Potentate of the Agila Shriners of Mindanao, along with other officers during a solemn and fitting installation of officers for the Shrine Year 2014, last Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Emerald Ballroom of the posh and luxurious Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. The Agila Shriners of Mindanao was under the jurisdiction of the Aloha Temple of Hawaii from 1986 before becoming the 195th temple chartered by the Shriners International on July 2, 2012. The installation of Illustrious Peter Lim Lo Suy as Potentate, along with 12 other officers for the year 2014, drew a huge number of dignitaries and nobles from the international Masonic communities as well as from Luzon, Visayan and Mindanao. Main guest of honor was MW Juanito G. Espino, Jr., Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines. Past Potentate Terrence Derby and Past Potentate Pablo Ko, Jr. were the Intalling Officer and Installing Marshall, respectively, of the new set of officers. The new Potentate earned the highest position in the Agila Shriners of Mindanao through distinguished Masonic career records as follows: Most Outstanding Worshipful Master in District 17 (2985); Most Outstanding Worshipful Master of the GLP (1986); and Most Outstanding District Deputy Grand Master in the Philippines (GLP Award) from 1998 to 1991, the only time this award was conferred on a Mason for three consecutive years. Potentate Lim Lo Soy was accompanied by his wife, Doris, Son, Bryan, and daughters, Sharmaine and Lorraine. The new set of officers installed with Potentate Lim Lo Suy are Chief Rabban Reynaldo Rabban, Assistant Rabban Henry Tan, High Priest and Prophet Romeo Bartolome, Oriental Guide Floren Vic Lumo, Treasurer Edwin Amene, Recorder Francis Celis, 1st Ceremonial Master Agapito Suan, Jr., 2nd Ceremonial Master Efren Marquez, Director Jonathan Montillo, Marshal Catalino Rodriguez, Jr., Captain of Guard Suharto Mangudadatu and Outer Guard Alipio Olita, Jr. In his inaugural speech, Potentate Lim Lo Suy said that he intends to bring the dream of Mindanao Nobles to have the Shriner Hospital for Children in Mindanao, which will specially attend to burnt and crippled children, be realized. The new Potentate Lim Lo Suy was elected as the first Chief Rabban, a position next in rank to Ill. Romeo A. Yu,

who was elected as the first Potentate of the Agila Schriners and who was acknowledged by the new leadership for his dedication and effort to establish the Agila Shrine in Mindanao. Past Potentate Yu was accorded the Past Potentate's Jewel and the Calibri Jewel and Certificate from the International Past Potentates Association. Grand Master Espino, Jr. expressed high esteemed on the new leadership of the Agila Shriners of Mindanao, even as he shares in the dream of fulfilling Agila Shriners' dream seeing the first Shriner Hospital for Children stand in Mindanao. In spite of his success in business, being an incorporator-distributor of Toyota Cagayan de Oro, Inc, among others, his Masonic life is so colorful that he was crowned, during his stint as Grand Oriental Chair, by the Supreme Council of Sovereign Grand Inspectors General of the Thirty Third and Last Degree Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Republic of the Philippines as the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Orient of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon, a position he still occupies today. Nobles from various national and international communities expressed high regard for the new Potentate for being humble, amiable, caring and a man of service, truly an epitome of a great Masonic leader worthy of emulation and respect. "Care for the less fortunate, especially children who suffer from burns and crippling diseases" is the institutional calling of the Agila Shriners of Mindanao, hence, Potentate Lim Lo Suy has pledged to pursue it with the noble intention of seeing himself and his brethren carrying in their arms sick children towards a Shriner Hospital for Children in Mindanao. "I, therefore, call on the nobles to help me realize our dream to bring a Shriner hospital for crippled children closer to home, particularly here in Mindanao," Potentate Lim Lo Suy said. Let us roll up our sleeves and work together to make the dream a reality," Potentate Lim Lo Suy said. "Having our own Agila temple is a remarkable achievement in itself, but it needs to be founded on a noble cause otherwise it becomes meaningless and empty," he said. In the world out there, there are countless children crying out for help who cannot make out beyond their means, he said. "Let each one of us carry a crippled child in our arms and uphold the true image of a Schriner. I cannot do it alone," he said. "Now more than ever, your cooperation and support are crucial if we are to make our newly built Agila temple relevant to the needs of the time," newly installed Potentate Lim Lo Suy said.

The new set of officers of the Agila Shriners of Mindanao led by Illustrious Peter U. Lim Lo Suy (top) as Potentate, along with other noble -officers during a fitting installation of officers for the Year 2014, Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Emerald Ballroom of the posh Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City.

Family members of Potentate Peter Lim Lo Suy -- wife, Doris, Son, Bryan and daughters, Sharmaine and Lorraine in the company of relatives and friends.

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CINEMA REHIYON PRESSCON . Mr. Hobart Savior, Director for the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts and this year’s Cinema Rehiyon Festival Director (left), and Dr. Miguel Rapatan, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Head, National Committee on Cinema discuss the components and events that comprise the upcoming Cinema Rehiyon 6: Filming the Frontiers festival on February 18-22 in Cagayan de Oro City with screenings at the SM City CDO Cinemas 3 & 4 and the XU Little Theater. Photo by Irene dayo

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ow on its sixth installment, Cinema Rehiyon, the festival dubbed as “a detour from the mainstream cinema,” sets off in Cagayan de Oro City on February 18-22, under the auspices of Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA). About a hundred films— produced by students and professional filmmakers— from Baguio, Pampanga, Bacolod, Calabarzon, Cebu, Bohol, Sulu, General Santos and Northern Mindanao, among others will be screened at Xavier University Little Theater (XULT) and SM City Cagayan de Oro Cinema 3 and 4. “Why can’t we tell our own story? Why does it have to be Manila-made?” said Dr Miguel “Mike” Rapatan, chairman of the National Commission on Cinema, as a challenge to independent filmmakers as well as the aspiring ones. The idea of empowering regional storytellers prompted the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) to craft a specific filmmaking harvest from the regions, promoting local flavors, voices and languages. Thus, Cinema Rehiyon was born in 2009 and held every February as part of the National Arts Month (NAM) celebration as mandated by Presidential Proclamation 683 of 1991. “Cinema Rehiyon is a reflection of opportunities for filmmakers; it has been an avenue for people coming from different regions to showcase their works,” added Dr Rapatan, one of the pioneers of the said festival. This year’s theme, “Filming the Frontiers,” underscores the role of

films and of arts, in general, for sociocultural responsibility and in reflecting social atrocities. “Cinema Rehiyon 6 features filmmaking frontiers that could give positive impact and transform our lives for the better. These films will educate us about disaster risk reduction management, climate change, cultural solidarity and other societal issues,” said Hobart Savior, XCCA director. Admission on the screening venues only requires toiletries such as soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, sanitary napkins and infant diapers, which will be donated to the Yolanda-ravaged communities in the Visayas. Slew of activities and features A photo exhibit showcasing scenes from the participating films of Cinema Rehiyon 6 will officially open the festival on Feb 18, 5p.m. at SM City Event Center. A special screening of the critically acclaimed film, “Banaue” by Gerry de Leon will follow at SM City Cinema 3. “Banaue” is a 1975 film about the Igorot tribe and the world-renowned Banaue Rice Terraces, starring Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon. For the main event, left-and-right film screenings await the audience. Mindanao films will dominate the Feb 19 film-showing, Visayas films will be aired on Feb 20 while Luzon films will be shown on Feb 21. However, those films set in other regions, not from the hometown of the filmmakers, will be showcased in the special program, Crossing Regions. Cinema Rehiyon 6 also offers a menu of seminars and workshops on acting and filmmaking aside from the

heritage tour and a motorcade for the delegates. Other features of the festival include CineMulat, CineTalakayan, CineBarangay, CineLikha and CineKalye. CineTalakayan, a forum on filmmaking and cultural responsibilities will transpire on Feb 19, 9a.m. to 12 noon at Pryce Plaza Hotel (for the delegates) and XULT (open to public). A street flair and motorcade will cap the events of the festival’s second day. Local stars, who portrayed some roles in the participating regional films will be joining the parade, but their names are still to be announced. Meanwhile, controversial films will dominate in CineMulat on Feb 19-21, 5-7p.m. at XULT. CineMulat will feature the winners of the 6th Cinemagis Digital Short Film Festival in Northern Mindanao, “Ika-3 Putahi” (Recipe No. 3) by Joeromer Bacus and an experimental film depicting human flesh obsession, “Kaon Ta” (Let’s Eat) by Richard Mars Caberte. Through CineBarangay, special screenings of inspirational films and animated pictures will be held for a number of communities affected by Typhoon Sendong in 2011. CineBarangay will tour to Brgy Balulang on Feb 20 and Xavier Ecoville, the XU-led resettlement village in Brgy Lumbia on the next day. “Part of CineBarangay is giving the communities a multimedia forum on climate change resiliency and disaster risk reduction management,” Savior

added. For those interested on acting in films, Leo Martinez and Rex Cortez will share some insights and tips during the CineLikha seminarworkshop on Feb 20-21, 1:30-5p.m. at XULT. For the finale of Cinema Rehiyon 6, a re-mastered version of the multiawarded film, “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon” by Eddie Romero will be showing at SM City Cinema 3 on Feb 22, 4p.m. The greatest challenge In the face of globalization and the advancement of technology, Dr Rapatan and Savior believe that the interest for regional films among Filipinos must be ignited and rekindled. On top of the concerns of the independent filmmaking industry in the country is how to engage the younger generations to these kinds of festivals. “If one can spend money for an escapist, commercial film … why not also watch and appreciate a regional film that has social relevance and talks about our local culture?” Savior shared. Cinema Rehiyon, after all, is one of the few festivals in the country seeking to educate and empower the Filipino audience with regional stories, pride for local culture and artistic works that exist outside the realm of the capitalistic mainstream cinema. Dr Rapatan highlighted, “We need to get the word out that our culture— the Filipino culture— is much more complex, much more diverse and richer than those being shown in the commercial films.”

CDO MEDIA . Mr. Hobart Savior and Dr. Miguel Rapatan, National Commission for Culture and the Arts Head, National Committee on Cinema pose with the members of the Cagayan de Oro City Media and PIA-10 personnel at the XU Little Theater during a press conference held at the XU Little Theater, January 28. Photo by Lavie Casenas

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