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Volume 2 | No. 29 | Cagayan de Oro City | March 15-22, 2014

Phottix Master Strobist Ricky ladia takes a photowalk in the streets of Cagayan de Oro City, March 15, a sidetrip from their speaking stint at the Centrio Ayala Mall dubbed as “FLASH” an introduction to strobes and flash photography. The event is brought to us by Colours Digital Foto, Fujifilm Philippines, Phottix, Vanguard Philippines. Also speaking in the event are master photographers Rommel Bundalian for street strobist photography, Alex Ruelo for wedding photography. In photo is Ladia with the Fujifilm XT1 and Phottix Mitros Flash, in front of the CdeO Metropolitan Cathedral. Photo by GLENN PALACIO

DOT X Holds Filipino Brand of Service Workshop

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o target the appropriate branding based on the diverse cultures, values customs, traditions and languages of the Filipinos, The Department of Tourism’s Office

of Tourism Standards and Regulation (OTSR) holds a consultation workshop among the stakeholders and movers of our regions tourism industry last March 13-14, 2014 at the Emerald Ballroom 1 of the Limketkai Luxe Hotel. DOT X This workshop ensures that the next branding of

our Filipino service or services represents the rich Philippine cultures as well as Filipino quality values. This branding is expected to capture ‘everything good and positive about our Filipino hospitality.’ The Filipino Brand of Service will ultimately be used BRAND

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The King of Mobile Phones MyPhone renews Partnership with the Teen King Hearthrob of the Philippines! MyPhone, the 1st and Leading Mobile Phone Brand in the Philippines extends its partnership with the Country's Most Popular Teen Star Daniel Padilla. In what we call the DREAM TEAM, MyPhone and Daniel Padilla compliment each other by giving happiness to the Filipino People. MyPhone thru its modern and innovative line up of Mobile Phones, and a product the country can be proud off! While Daniel Padilla exemplifies the modern pinoy that is attractive, confident, talented, God Fearing according to Mr. Richie

deQuina, VP for Marketing and Business Development for MyPhone. It will be a very exciting year for both MyPhone and Daniel as they will embark in numerous projects together in the next couple of months. Daniel is part of MyPhone's roster of popular artist spearheaded by Coco Martin, Dennis Trill, Tom Rodriguez, Sam Concepcion, Devon Seron, Karen Reyes and Janine Guttierez. For more information with MyPhone please visit us at www. myphone.com.ph and www.facebook.com/myphone

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Mr. Richie deQuina, VP for Marketing and Business Development for MyPhone & Daniel Padilla.

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KIT OF MY LIFE

OROBANKERS DIRECTORIES CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY

AMANAH/ISLAMIC BANK V. Neri Street Carmen, Cdoc 858988/8587965 / 722274 ASIA UNITED BANK Cor.Camp Alagar Road Lapasan, Cdoc 729678 / 8568893 BDO – VELEZ Velez-Rn Abejuela Street, Cdoc 2314246/8572075

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BDO – SM G/F SM City, Master Son’s Avenue Upper Carmen Cdoc | 8592623/8592637 BDO – XU XU Lib. Annex Corrales St. Cdoc 8574108 / 8573796

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BDO – CDO HAYES Trendline Bldg.,Hayes Street, 8568151/727405

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BDO – COGON Sky hi Bldg JR Borja St. Cogon, Cdoc 8577963/ 725209/ 725203

PHILTRUST BANK Ramonal OsmeñaSt. CDO 8807234/2316694/2316695

BDO – OSMEÑA Osmeña corner Ramon Chavez St. Cdoc 724567/8563727

PNB- CORRALES Corrales Avenue Cdoc | 729500 / 729723

BDO – LAPASAN Lapasan Highway Cdoc 8563233 /8563234 / 725178

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BDO – RN- PELAEZ George Town CyberMall Rn Pelaez Blvd Kauswagan Cdoc | 8562617/729052 BDO – CARMEN Maxsuniel cor.V Neri St. Carmen, .Cdoc 8584854 /8581133 BANK OF COMMERCE- VELEZ Akut- Velez St.Cdoc | 8564371 / 726880 BANK OF COMMERCE- LAPASAN

CM Recto Ave. Lapasan, Cdoc, 8563991/727731

PNB- LKK MALL NORTH CONCOURSE

PNB- CARMEN Elipe Bldg.Carmen, Cdoc | 8583158/ 8584203 PNB- LKK LKK Lapasan, Cdoc | 8564347/722872 PNB CDO– DIVISORIA Tiano Bros.Cruz Taal St., Cdoc 722861 /722816 PNB CDO– LAPASAN LKK Center Lapasan, Cdoc | 8564732 / 723992 PNB CDO– COGON LKK Center Lapasan, Cdoc 8571991/ 723992

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PHILIPPINE POSTAL SAVINGS BANK, INC. bels_domingo@yahoo.com.ph Rizal Chavez Cdoc 8572194/725438

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PS BANK Velez Corner A. Mabini St., Cdoc 8574183/725184

BPI- VELEZ Velez-JR Borja St.Cdoc 8564213/722406

PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK Tiano-Abejuela St. Cdoc 722644/8573386

BPI – CAPISTRANO Capistrano St. Cdoc 8574264/8574263

QUEEN CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Sacred Heart Mont. Cm RectoAve., Cdoc 8562390

BPI- COGON Osmeña St. Cdoc 8571297/8571298

RCBC- VELEZ Velez-Borja St. Cdoc | 8564982/8568888

CHINA BANK –GAISANO 745887/745880

RCBC- COGON Simplex Bldg. Osmeña St. Cdoc 8562888/725863/8521329

CHINA BANK- JR BORJA JR Borja St. Cdoc 8572212/8573274

RCBC- LAPASAN Cm. Recto Lapasan HW. Cdoc 8561888/722449

CHINA BANK- LAPASAN CM Recto Lapasan HW Cdoc 8561325 /722240

RCBC- LKK Gateway, Tower 1 LkkCenter, Cdoc 8563707/722449

CHINA BANK – CARMEN Max Suniel, Cor. Yakal St. Cdoc 8583903/723091

RCBC SAVINGS- CARMEN Walingwaling St.,Carmen St. Cdoc 8585793/ 8586248

CHINA BANK – DIVISORIA RN Abejuela St. Divosoria Cdoc 8575759/722641 CITY SAVINGS BANK TS Fashion Ave.Justo Ramonal Corner St.Cdoc 2316060/ 2316059

RCBC SAVINGS- VELEZ Velez St. Cdoc | 729083/8562460 RCBC SAVINGS- AGORA 8807891/8807892

CHINATRUST Suite U&5 G/LGateway Tower Lapasan Lkk Cdoc 8521846/8521844

RURAL BANK OF CABADBARAN, Inc.

D’ASIAN HILLS BANK HW. Lapasan Cdoc | 8564201/ 8564201

SECURITY BANK- OSMEÑA Osmeña St. Cdoc | 8563965/ 723411/728774

#58 Tiano FernandezSt.CDO 727215/ 8563552 *805

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EAST WEST BANK #5 Juan Sia Bldg. Apolinar Velez St.Cdoc 8578801/720081

UCPB BANK- LAPASAN Osmeña Corner Lkk Drive, Cdoc 85771842/ 725135

EAST WEST BANK Cogon De Oro Constraction Bldg. LKK Drive 8500339/8500331

UCPB BANK- VELEZ Velez Corner C. Pacana St. CDO 8564474/8564527

ENTERPRISE BANK INC. Centro Mariano Bldg Osmeña St. Cdoc 723869/ 3093395

UCPB BANK SAVINGS-CAPISTRANO

FIRST CONSOLIDATED BANK CM Recto Ave., Cor.Agudo Road Cdoc 8565360/2316678

UCPB BANK SAVINGS- OPOL Gf forever Books Bldg.Bulua National CDO 754519/8588063

LBP – CAPISTRANO Capsitrano St. Cdoc | 8565515/727678

UNION BANK Lapasan Cm.Recto 8566847/8563805

LBP – VELEZ LunaVelez St. | 723549/8563198

Capistrano Corner CruzTaal St. CDO 8524099/722695

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LBP – PUERTO Puerto Cdoc | 8558858

1ST VALLEY BANK Vamenta Blvd. CornerLirio St. Carmen, Cdoc 8501871/ 8584146

MAYBANK JR Borja Tiano Cor. Bldg. Cdoc 8574439/726060 METRO BANK- DIVISORIA Pabayo Abejuela St. Divisoria Park, Cdoc 724783/8576999 METRO BANK- VELEZ A. Velez St. Cdoc | 8561724/726054 METRO BANK- JR BORJA JR Borja St. Cdoc | 8572999/724415 METRO BANK- COGON Osmeña Hayes St. Cdoc | 726438/8572057

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“I w ant s om e d i g n it y in my life cour tesy of a stable income, and become an entrepreneur like Mama Rene Salud or Ricky Reyes,” says Walter Lompon, a.k.a “Bambi,” referring to two of the country’s top and most successful beauticians. A male beautician from Barangay Poblacion 2 in the town of Villanueva, 30-year-old Bambi’s dream is to build his own beauty salon and have a stable income enough to help his 12 other siblings. Bambi was among 62 participants in a 5-day basic cosmetology training course sponsored by FDC Misamis Power Corporation, under the “Ganda Mo, Hanapbuhay Ko” pro g r am of A ng Hortaleza Foundation, Inc. (AHFI). T h e 5 - d ay t r ai n i ng is FD C Mis amis’ f irst social development salvo in partnership with the Municipality of Villanueva. The training aimed at providing unemployed wome n and me n w it h income-generating skills in the area of beauty and wellness. “Joining the training is so beneficial to me, and having now a kit of my own will mean a lot in my making a living,” declares Bambi. “This is now the kit of my life.” W E AT H E R I N G A HARD LIFE B ambi, the sixth of 13 children, envisions prov i d i n g h i s re g u l a r customers (“suki”) with parlor services in their own homes. As soon as he saved enough, Bambi plans to build his own parlor in their family’s home. Bambi has always taken inspiration from the life stories of famous beauticians-turnedc e l e br i t i e s l i k e R i c k y Reyes, Rene Salud, Jun Encarnacion, and the like. He believes that it is never too late to follow in his idols’ footsteps. Bambi grew up in a poor family and knows firsthand the difficulties in life. His father, a security guard, is set to retire this year. His mother is a plain housewife. “Can you imagine life in a poor family where there are 13 children always having a contest for the ‘best catch’ of the day, and all are dependent on just one working man?” These difficulties, however, did not deter Bambi from aspiring to be a male beautician. Bambi first worked in a canteen but later on found work in a parlor. There, he started off with the humble task of sweeping the floor. Later on, from carefully observing how

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other beauticians worked, Bambi asked the parlor owner if he could be a part-time beautician. He was allowed to start with his passion: hair-cutting and applying make-up. T hat w as a l re a dy a d re am c ome t r u e and eventually, Bambi became a much-sought-after beautician. Howe ver, there was still the reality of Bambi just earning from female hair-cutting, for he did not know how to do male haircuts. On good days, Bambi could average eight female h ai rc ut s at P 2 5 e a c h , e ar ning for him s ome P200. But women do not always come for haircuts, so there have been days when Bambi would have no income at all. For this unlicens ed beautician, that meant disaster. Bambi then decided to be more enterprising by taking up a sideline: offering his hairdressing and make-up services to beauty contest candidates, to brides or members of wedding entourages, and to debutantes. Bambi would have clients not just in his hometown of Villanueva but in the neighboring town of Tagoloan as well. Despite that sideline, Bambi admits that he still could not earn enough to support himself and his parents. “I want more – a stable, sustainable income. So

Bambi Lompon with his beautician’s kit. Starter kits were provided to each graduate of the basic cosmetology livelihood training program sponsored by FDC Misamis, Ang-Hortaleza Foundation and the Local Government of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.

acquired from the training, “This livelihood training program has taught valuable skills that can be brought anywhere the participants go. We are grateful that this program was provided to Villanueva which we hope can help improve lives of families. I know this is only the beginning of other economic opportunities that will be brought by the FDC Misamis Project.” FDC Misamis, a subsidiary of FDC Utilities, Inc., will build a 405-megawatt circulating fluidized bed coal thermal power plant in Phividec Industrial Estate, Vi l l a n u e v a , M i s a m i s Oriental. Z a l d y O l i q u i n o, F D C Misamis’ Vice President for Project Management, Operations and Ma i nt e n a n c e , f u r t h e r stresses to the graduates that, “Nothing is impossible for as long as you have the determination, confidence and belief in yourself, and most of all, the self -discipline to do things r i g ht , w h e t h e r bi g or small.” Oliquino added that FDC Misamis is not just all business, “Our goals in exploring Mindanao are to help provide the needed power in the island, and contribute to its economic Participants apply what they have learned during actual d e v e l o p m e n t t h a t w e hands-on exercises for hair cutting. The training also hope would help improve covered other hair treatments, and manicure-pedicure- people’s lives.” thanks to FDC Misamis for initiating this kind of training. I think it is one-of-a-kind b ecause aside from lectures, we also did hands-on work,” he says. Bambi adds that with his newly-acquired skills, he now knows what haircut best suits a woman’s face, and how to cut men’s hair. Armed with that knowledge and his very own “por table parlor,” Bambi is confident that the “kit of his life” will serve to hone his talents and help make his family’s life better. “I will see to it that my learning, plus this kit, will not be wasted,” Bambi promises. BEYOND BUSINESS During the culmination p r o g r a m , Vi l l a n u e v a Mayor Julio Uy reminds the graduates to treasure the knowledge they

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The silver lining

An Empty Egg

hink a minute…This is a true story about a boy named Philip. Philip was 9 years old in a class of 8-yearolds. The kids in his class were mean and unkind to Philip. They would not talk to him or let him play with them. Philip suffered from a disease called Downs Syndrome, so his face looked a little different and his thinking and talking were slower than the other children’s. During the week of Easter the teacher gave each child a plastic egg that they could open. Then she sent them outside to find a symbol of new life, such as a seed or leaf, to put inside the plastic egg. Sometime later all the children gathered around their basket of eggs and watched as the teacher began to open them. One child had put a flower inside her egg. All the children thought it was a great symbol of new life. In another egg was a butterfly that all the girls said was beautiful. Finally, the teacher opened the last plastic egg and there was nothing inside it. One child said, “That’s dumb!” Another kid said, “That’s not fair!” Then the teacher felt someone pulling her hand. It was Philip. He looked up at her and said: “It’s my egg. I left it empty because Jesus’ grave is empty. That’s why I have new life.” The whole class was silent. From that day on, Philip was accepted

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as part of the class. Whatever had made him different was not important or mentioned again. Just a few months later, Philip died from an infection. On the day of Philip’s funeral his whole class of 8-yearold boys and girls came to say goodbye to their special friend. And each child walked up to Philip’s casket to place beside it their gift: an empty egg. Friend, if God the Son can make His love so real and understood to a child like Philip, then none of us has an excuse for not understanding how much Jesus loves us. God humiliated Himself by becoming a human being, not only to die for all our wrongs and forgive us, but then to come back to life to show us that He is God Himself Who wants to give us new life. So won’t you ask Him today to forgive you and take full charge of your new life? Just Think a Minute…

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Celebrate Women’s Month at Primavera Residences

arch is International Women’s Month, and in every corner of the world, men, women, and different organizations are coming together to celebrate the empowerment of modern women and their role in history. Here in Cagayan de Oro, we celebrate this event through a tribute night on March 22, 2014 at Primavera Residences. Amid cocktails, an art exhibit, short film screening, and talks from highly esteemed female guests, we salute the women in our lives with this event called, “Women’s Night at Primavera: A Tribute to the Strength and Resiliency of the Modern Empowered Women”. As a self-proclaimed “modern woman” myself, I cannot help but feel a flood of gratitude for all the generations of women who came before us and paved the way for us to have an empowered role in society. To be able to stand where we are now, confident in our chosen careers, and able to choose the roles we wish to fulfil, that is indeed a great privilege. To be able to choose to marry whomever our hearts desire and not be forced into a convenient but loveless marriage; to be able to have a voice in society; to be able to decide for ourselves whether to make a full-time career out of

motherhood, or to juggle both family and career --- these are wonderful gifts available to women of our generation. This is definitely something that needs to be celebrated the world over. But empowerment does not come in a silver platter, and neither is it devoid of responsibilities. Though women have gone way past the “barefoot and in the kitchen” stereotype by donning on high heels and walking straight into the boardroom, the modern “Juana” faces a deluge of new responsibilities that our foremothers could never even imagine. In the Women’s Tribute Night on March 22, local filmmakers headed by Mr. Shaun Alejandrae Uy will be screening two short films that will touch on the plight of the modern women. Local art groups and known Kagay-anon artists will also be showcasing their womenthemed art works. Aside from these, different women’s groups and distinguished female speakers will share their thoughts on Women’s Empowerment. We hope to see you on that occasion. Registration starts at 5:30 pm and cocktails will begin promptly at 6 o’clock. See www.primaveraresidences.com/blog for more information.

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nce again it’s time to prepare our summer outfits as we begin to feel the increasing heat of the sun in the coming days. Moreover we also have to remind ourselves that this is also the season that moves beyond sneezing and wheezing to potential extremes in climate, diet, sleep and rest. This is the time of the year when we often want to travel for outdoor recreation. Thus it makes us more vulnerable to possible colds, infections and allergies. We are very prone to over exposure to the sun, wind, environmental pollutants and irritants. All of this has the potential to threaten our vocal health especially to us singers. But we don’t have to worry we just have to take the precautionary measures to optimize our health and wellbeing.

Water wise Summer is the time that we get into different environments, where air quality may differ from room to room and the possibility of temperature extremes will surely affect our health, so drink up to avoid getting sick . Nothing beats Rest American singer and vocal coach Brett Manning shares “rest above all else will cure any vocal ailments, including allergies and irritation from exposure to environmental

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irritants and changes in climate due to travel.” Try to notice that even after a short travel many of us experience, stuffy head, burning nose, itchy and scratchy throat. Rest and a healthy diet go a long way toward shortening the impact of quick travel, climate change, and exposure to the elements. Healthy diet: be pro natural A healthy diet is also important in promoting and maintaining vocal health. It helps us avoid fatigue and burnout, increase stamina and allow us to recover quickly from stress and gigs. Eat more fruits and vegetables rather than processed foods. Apply the natural to be your best Apply natural products that work with your system to promote healthy function and harmony. Essential oil is recommended for its natural properties that work to cool and refresh the body. Balm is also recommended to soothe the aching muscles of the body.

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Making Music musicians from all over Cagayan de Oro came to perform and showed how music can bring everyone together to inspire and uplift. Seeing all of them together in one stage were more than magical, it was movingly surreal. The music that filled the Hall left me overflowing with gratitude that I am fortunate to be able to experience such a performance. Music has always been our refuge of some sorts. I for one cannot live without music. I may not have had the chance to play an instrument or allowed myself to engage in music lessons when I was younger but still I acknowledge how music matters and how it affects the way we feel. When I write, drive,

read and even do laundry, I always make it a point that there is music that I hear. As Hollywood actor Johnny Depp says, “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” Now that Liceo U has her own College of Music, I hope there will be more young people who will continue to make music and express their aspirations, dreams and wishes through their craft. There is now a place for all aspiring artists to hone and master their gifts. We need more people like them who can fill the increasingly noisy world with enchanting melodies and whimsical tunes. We need more music in our lives, not the kind that agitates but the ones that strengthen our faith, fortifies our hopes and empowers us to believe.

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Villa Paraiso Apartelle 3870419 Fax: 3870429

D’Budgetel 8564200/726643 Fax: 8564300

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Grand City Hotel 8571900 / 728469 Fax: 723718

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Hotel Conchita 8563856 / 727355 Fax: 8563857

Grand Caprice Restaurant 72-6955/856-2302 Fax: 72-4986

Hotel Koresco 8589749-50 Fax: 8589748

Kagay-anon Restaurant 728958 / 8563688 Fax: 8563843 / 729003

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t’s almost a year now that Liceo de Cagayan University has opened its College of Music and so far, they have started to make a mark in the local music scene. From several pocket recitals and engagements in the city, they mounted just recently a benefit concert for one of the faculty members of Liceo College of Arts & Sciences, Mr. Reynaldo Sual who is currently recuperating from a tragic accident. The concert dubbed “As Long as I have Music” at the Rodelsa Hall organized by the students and faculty of the College of Music brought together the Liceo community and friends for an afternoon of wonderful music and solidarity. Close to a hundred student artists and

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Japan minister turns over ODA projects By Cheng Ordonez

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. 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.

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Japanese government has turned over Friday, March 14, 2014, part of the P315 million assistance package signed earlier for the purchase of necessary products and equipment for the recovery and disaster prevention of TyphoonSendong-affected areas, here. Minister Akio Isomata of Japan’s Minister of Economic Affairs turned over two units of amphibious excavator-dredgers to the DPWH as a Japanfunded Non-Project Grant Aid for Restoration and Disaster Prevention. The ceremony was also attended by Second Secretary Akio Yonezawa of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, DPWH 10 Asst. Regional Director Efren Berba, City Mayor Oscar Moreno and Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District), among others.

Aside from the dredgers, fishing nets and housing materials will also be provided under this project to assist the victims in the restoration and rebuilding of their home. The assistance comes on top of the P14-million emergency relief, composed of water tanks, tents and other relief items, and the US$2 million (P84 million) emergency grant through the international humanitarian agencies. In his speech during the ceremony, Minister Isomata referred to the importance of proactive involvement of local communities in enhancing disaster preparedness, even as he said that “Japan, being also a disaster-prone country, is committed to assist the Philippines in enhancing its ability for disaster risk reduction and management and have worked together with the

Philippines in this field for many years through various Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects. But, there is one thing we always have to bear in mind in implementing any kind of disaster-related efforts. T hat i s - we ne e d a heightened awareness of local communities for the prevention of natural disasters even at normal times.” Japan, as the top donor of ODA to the Philippines, as well as a disaster-prone country itself, has supported the Philippines’ disaster mitigation and management efforts by sharing its experiences and lessons learned from the past natural disasters. Recently, the Government of Japan provided assistance for the victims of Typhoon Pablo in 2012, the Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Moreover, a 50 billion yen Post-Disaster Standby Loan was signed last D e c e m b e r

2013, when President Aquino visited Tokyo, to further assist in the restoration and recovery of disaster stricken areas. These projects reaffirm the continued commitment of Japan to extend cooperation in minimizing threats and impacts of disasters. For DPWH’s part, ARD Berba said: “Today’s ceremony is significant not only to the DPWH, but also to the people of Cagayan de Oro and our neighboring towns because they are the ultimate beneficiaries of this donation.” Dir. Berba said the innate resilience of Filipinos coupled with the efforts of the national and local government, as well as the unwavering support of the international community proved to be an effective combination for post-calamity rehabilitation. Mayor Moreno and Rep. Rodriguez also took turns to thank the Japanese government for the donation.

turnover - From left- DPWH-10 Asst. Regional Director Efren Barba, Second Secretary Akio Yonezawa of the Japan Embassy in the Philippines, Minister Akio Isomata of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Japan, and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno with Rev. Fr. Jun Balsamo, SSJV during the turover of two amphibious dredgers, at Isla de Oro, Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo By Rolando N. Sudaria)

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DOLE-X pays P16 Million to SPES beneficiaries, assures payment of unpaid shares By Mildred E. Dablio, Labor Communications Officer

Cagayan de Oro City --- The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office No. X has already paid some 6,665 students as beneficiaries of the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) in the amount of PhP 16 Million for Calendar Year 2013, region-wide. SPES assists poor but deserving students and out-of-school youths intending to pursue their education by encouraging employment during s u m m e r, C h r i s t m a s vacation or any time of the year for students in the tertiary, technical, or vocational level. Based on the rules, DOLE is given an 11day deadline to release all SPES checks to its beneficiaries. The SPES is DOLE’s 20-day summer job program in which DOLE pays the 40% of salaries of the student-beneficiaries while the employer (any person or entity employing at least 10 persons, including private establishments, national government agencies, LGUs,

government-owned or controlled corporations, educational institutions, labor unions and other similar organizations and associations) pays the 60% of the salary share. The Regional Office applied the payroll system through Special Collection and Disbursing Officers and Special Accountants of SPES. This strategy helped fast track payments in the region’s respective areas. Despite the clamor of some parents and students, DOLE-X Regional Director, Atty. Alan M. Macaraya, assures the some 2,984 beneficiaries or only some 26% unpaid claims, totaling about PhP 6 Million are now on the process for payment by this office and will be completely paid before the end of June 2014. Ample reasons were disclosed for the delay. Director Macaraya cites financial constraints of the students with Land Bank of the Philippine’s ATM and Cash Card systems, delayed submission of school

requirements, and even the difficulty in locating some students’ whereabouts from their local implementers. DOLE-X Regional Cashier, Ms. Jacqueline Z. Greenwood, has made some initiatives in contacting students to claim their SPES share through the use of social media or Facebook. A certain Mr. Edward D. Cenas thanked, “Tungod sa imo na kuha nako ang kwarta, salamat kaayo Mam.” (Because of you, I was able to claim my money, thank you very much Mam). As of to date, only 3 SPES payment are unclaimed under the Province of Bukidnon. Director Macaraya assures the public that corrective measures have already been identified for timely release of payments for this year, especially with the increased budget of PhP 27 Million for CY 2014. Students may apply to your nearest Public Employment Service Office (PESO), having jurisdiction over your residence.

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IT IS UNFAIR TO BLAME US ~STEAG

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

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

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WHERE TO MAKE UP MONDAY 7:30 PM Sentro TUESDAY 12 Noon Philtown Hotel 6:00PM Mindy’s WEDNESDAY 12:30PM Thai Me Up 7:00 PM Sentro THURSDAY 12 Noon VIP Hotel 5:30PM Dynasty Court Hotel 7:00 PM Country Village FRIDAY 12 Noon VIP Hotel 7:00 PM Inilog Grill 7:30 PM City Grand Hotel 8:00 PM Casa Azucena SATURDAY 5:00PM River View Hotel 6:30PM Buffalo Grill

RC Golden East RC East CDO RC Uptown CDO RC Metro CDO RC Kalayaan RCCag. DeOro RC East Urban MARIWASA, SCG join 2014 WorldBEX at World Trade Center, Pasay City. SCG, Cotto and RC Carmen Valley West Mariwasa team up this year for SCG Living Showcase Exhibition featuring world-class RC West CDO RC Bay Area RC Centerpoint RC CDO North RC South CDO RC Carmen Valley

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

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Nearly 50 employees from the various operating units of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) have recently undergone a two-day Basic Training on Quantum Geographical Information System (GIS) and its Role on Quality Assurance of Agricultural Productivity here in Cagayan de Oro City. (JLOlson, DA-10)

Oro Bankers Club gets Exclusive Discounts from The SM Store

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he SM Store is giving away exclusive discounts to all Bank Employees from banks accredited under Oro Bankers Club. Exclusive promo offering runs from March 14-20. Simply present the company ID with the SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards or Mom card upon payment to avail 10% discount with a minimum P1,000 single receipt purchase on all regular priced items from any selling department inside The SM Store. Not yet a member? Avail of the SM Advantage Card for only P150 from The SM Store Customer Service Counter, Cash or Charge Counters, Supermarket Bills Payment Counter, and all Savemore branches. Do not miss this exclusive offer. Keep shopping at The SM Store Cagayan de Oro.

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PLDT names grand champions of 6th PLDT myDSL broadband Quiz

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he country’s largest online competition recently concluded as four student teams and four teachers from all over the country competed in the 6th PLDT myDSL Broadband Quiz. Tested on their computer and internet knowledge, Salvador Besares Jr. and Maveric Molina from RamonAvanceñaNational High School in Iloilo were named Grand Champions in the student’s category, while Mary Joyce Gazo of Potrero National High School in Malabon won in the teacher’s category. Winners were awarded with cash prizes, as well as a computer showcase for their respective schools. This competition is part of PLDT’s Infoteach Outreach Program, a community outreach program of PLDT Community Relations Division headed by Mrs. Evelyn M. Del Rosario that trains public school teachers and students on I.T. literacy. “Attuned to PLDT’s slogan, the program aims to change lives and produce the best individuals who are efficientlytrained and socially valuable. Thus to say, that through the program, even the most marginalized sectors in the country have an opportunity to really dream and realize their full potentials”, said PLDT ComRel’s Head, Mrs. Del Rosario “Studies have shown that I.T. literate countries are more likely to progress,

and this project is our way of helping the country grow, said PLDT Spokesperson Ramon Isberto during the event ABOUT PLDT PLDT is the leading telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. Through its three principal business groups –fixed line, wireless, and Business Process Outsourcing or BPO– PLDT offers a wide range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ most extensive fiber optic backbone and fixed line and cellular networks. PLDT is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:TEL) and its American Depositary Shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:PHI). PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.

Winners of the 6th PLDT myDSL broadband Quiz Student Category Salvador Besares Jr. and Maveric Molina of Ramon Avanceña National High School in Iloilo with (L-R) Malabon City Mayor Hon. AntolinOreta III, Malabon City Vice Mayor Hon. Jeannie Sandoval, Iloilo Division ICT Coordinator Salvador Besares Sr., PLDT Community Relations Head Evelyn MamauagDel Rosario, UP Open University Dean Melinda DP.-Bandalaria, andIloilo PLDT employee-volunteer Rosalinda Borce.

For more information, please contact: Ramon Isberto PLDT Spokersperson (T) +63 2 5113101 (F) +63 2 5113100 Marlene E. Cinco EON The Stakeholder Relations Firm (T) +63 2 8935642 loc. 149 (F) +63 2 5113100 (E) marlene@eon.com.ph

Winner of the 6th PLDT myDSL broadband Quiz Teacher CategoryMary Joyce Gazo of Potrero National High School in Malabon with (L-R) Malabon Division ICT Coordinator Dr. EliseoRaymundo, Malabon City Vice Mayor Jeannie Sandoval,Malabon City Mayor Hon. AntolinOreta III, Ms. Hilda Caballa, Head-Math & ICT Coordinator of Potrero National High School, PLDT Community Relations Head Evelyn Mamauag- Del Rosario, and UP Open University Dean Melinda DP. Bandalaria.

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March Graduation: It’s More Fun at Seda Centrio’s Misto I

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ndeed, graduation in the Philippines is a family affair. Whether it’s a tot taking his first step up in life from Pre-School or a professional attaining the ultimate accolade with a doctorate degree in his chosen field of profession, graduations are occasions for the whole family to salute a member who made good. And what better way to do it that in Cagayan de Oro’s Urban Lifestyle Hotel, Seda Centrio: for families taking their graduation dinner at Misto, one member gets in for free! However, graduates treating their family or parents treating

their children to graduation dinner should call in their reservation at least a day ahead to avail of the 10+1 offer. “This is our way of celebrating graduation with the families who have made Misto in Seda Centrio their first choice for family occasions of note,” said Lorenzo Tang, Hotel Manager. The Seda Centrio Misto Graduation Package is available every weekend beginning March 15, 2014 at P450.00 nett per person on Saturdays for dinner and P499.00 nett on Sundays for lunch. The Weekend Buffet tables are open 11am-2pm

and from 6pm to 10 pm evenings. From Wednesdays to Fridays, families can avail of the 10+1 offer for the Pinoy Food Festival at only P450.00 nett per person from 6-10PM. Regional specialties will be highlighted every week and families can enjoy a culinary tour of the islands. Also included in the package are cultural dances from 7-8:30PM. To avail of the Seda Centrio’s Misto Graduation 10+1 offer, please call (088) 323-8888 today to place your reservations or book directly with the front desk.

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Primavera Residences partners with CDO Rugby Football Club brings the much-loved sport in Italy to the City of Golden Friendship “The beginning of rugby in CDO is very inspiring,” said Jane Montebon Duterte, Community Relations Specialist of Primavera Residences. “From just one man, Noel Villa, the group now has more than 30 active members. It continues to grow with its Get Into Rugby program for children, high school and college students – even including women. This is now the fastest-growing sport in Cagayan de Oro.” Rugby, an outdoors sport, is a way of promoting the advocacy for nature and sustainability of Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI Corp.), developer of Primavera Residences. “This is a very eco-friendly activity and will promote going out of the house instead of spending time indoors using up electricity,” said Ms. Duterte. Primavera Residences is the first eco-friendly condominium complex in Mindanao. This 10-story twotower mixed-use condominium building located in Pueblo de Oro Business Park is noted for its elegant Italian design and energysaving features. Noel Villa, founder and coach of the club, recalled in a blog post his effort to attract possible players by jogging around his subdivision, tossing a rugby ball. Although his first attempts had not been successful, he did not give up, feeling the need to share his enthusiasm for the support. “Back in the United Kingdom where I stayed for 27 years, I grew up playing rugby for my school,” he stated. “I love how the sport teaches

discipline, strategy and team work and of course, the show of strength and agility which every sportsman can relate.” Finally, through Facebook and friends, he was able to put up a team. “Now I can proudly say that after five months of training under the sun or rain, CDO RFC is ready to take on another milestone: compete in a real game against more experienced teams,” Mr. Villa wrote. On February 22 this year, Primavera Residences sponsored the CDORFC in the kick-off games of the VisMin Rugby league. CDORFC played against the Davao and Cebu rugby teams. Primavera Residences is looking towards a bigger partnership with the club which will include community outreach activities and events. "Italpinas, through Primavera Residences, is very happy with this partnership with the Cagayan de Oro Rugby Football Club,” said Arch. Romulo V. Nati, CEO of ITPI. “Seeing that their advocacies are very much aligned with the company, we look forward to seeing them lead the growth of rugby as a sport, not only here in Cagayan de Oro, but in nearby regions also." Primavera Residences has recently been awarded for MixedUse Development in the Philippines by the International Property Awards. In 2011, the South East Asia Property Awards commended Primavera Residences as One of the Best Condo Developments in the Philippines.

ITPI CEO Arch. Romulo V. Nati and CDORugby coach Noel Villa

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BRAND from page 1... in various tourism contact points of services such as welcoming upon arrival, dining and accommodation, adventure and tours and departure. Prof Eric Zerrudo of UST and UNESCO, in his lecture “Bottomline of Story Telling,” emphasized the value of recognizing, understanding and appreciating our heritage in order for us to personally present and represent our country and its cultural identity. ‘One’s heritage is valuable as it represents the past that gives meaning and identity to the present and that would inspire future generations,” Prof Zerrudo explained. His series of lectures allowed all the participants loot out their personal as well as their collective or communal heritages. Since most of the participants are from the tourism industry, they found out that cultural awareness and appreciation are key factors to a more effective ‘service culture’ in dealing both domestic and international tourists. The two day consultation workshop is a cultural mapping tool so to sow the fabric of the Filipino cultural identity. Short films from Canada, China, the Philippines, India, Mexico and Thailand were presented as media exemplifying imaging and branding of significant culture, heritage, folklore, history, arts and aesthetics. Imaging and branding shall paint the Filipino social, symbolic, tangible and intangible identity or identities. Zerrudo also taught the participants to conduct heritage study by conducting documentation and research, field study and collection of community knowledge. Topics on heritage mapping and integrated heritage tourism were also introduced as significant frameworks of identifying natural and cultural resources. Moreover, Zerrudo’s last lecture was on the ‘Views and Variations of Filipino Values.’ His lecture defined the varieties of values representations and generations or regenerations among the different regions of the Philippines. Even though the Philippines has diverse cultures and values, collectively one may note that the Filipinos are God fearing, religious and spiritual; family oriented; hospitable; grateful; have

strong sense of belongingness and highly relational and hopeful. Theater and creative movements were introduced and conducted to facilitate the determination of the regions brand of service or services. Tourism related activities were used as scenarios so that brand of service anchored on culture and values will surface. Mr Bely Ygot facilitated the workshops. This consultation workshop has been conducted already in Baguio, Iloilo, Cebu, Manila and Tagaytay. Succeeding workshops

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will also be done in other regions, and a national consultation will be held this year. Department of Tourism Region X headed by the Hon Catalino E Chan III handled the consultation workshop for Northern Mindanao and the Caraga Region. Present in the event were Director Letecia Tan of DOT Region XIII and Ma Rica C Bueno, Director of Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations of DOT – Manila.

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campaign for ‘Original’ By Cheng Ordonez

Mayor Oscar Moreno hands over the certificates of membership in MORESCO-1 to Tumpagon Barangay Chairman Cecilo Dagsaan for the 67 beneficiaries of the Paglaum Village energization project inaugurated March 14. Looking on are Kag. Roger Abaday, 1st District Rep. Klarex Uy and MORESCO-1 Board Director Melvyn Eballe.

Photo by Mike Baños, NPN

Photos by ROLANDO SUDARIA

Want to know how to spot the original against a copycat motorcycle? The motorcycle industry’s Big 4—Honda Philippines, Kawasaki Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines and Yamaha Motor Philippines— is in Cagayan de Oro to promote the genuine quality advantages of using original motorcycles, as they converge in the “Original na Bida” (OnB) campaign, from March 14-16, 2014, at the SM. Now on its third year, the campaign reiterates the wise choice of original motorc ycles and spare parts among motorists to promote s afe t y i n Ph i l ippi ne roads. Joel Martin, regional sales manager for Suzuki-Mindanao, said the Big 4 has decided to join forces to fight copycats by coming out with an “Original Seal” that will distinguish the original

from the copycats. “The Original Seal can b e found in the motorcycle body part,” he said. Martin discourages motorcycle owners from modifying their units, eve nas he said thay the event at SM-CDO also aims to educate motorists that Japanese manufacturers make the best motorcycle units and parts. “These (original motorcycles) under went thorough studies using the latest research and development technologies to assure safety, high quality and premium design,” he said. Along with their commitment to safety, the Big 4 also offers safety-riding programs and recreational activities to patrons. “Those who wanted to learn more about

A Higaonon tribal village in upland Cagayan de Oro is nestled motorcycle safety can near the Iponan River showing in the distance hills destroyed by illegal hydraulic mining. The Moreno administration come to SM for free is weaning residents in the area from the destructive safety riding seminar hydraulicking towards sustainable agricultural development. being held from Friday Photo by Mike Baños, NPN up to Sunday,” Martin said. The same companies are also known to observe strict compliance with government regulations and standards, assuring people of riding high-quality motorcycles in the country. In the three-day “O r i g i n a l n a B i d a” campaign at the SMCagayan de Oro City, motorists will also enjoy exhibits, raffles, games and spectacular entertainment. Other highlights of the campaign include the unveiling of OnB seal, booth tours, the Original na Bida video, Mayor Oscar Moreno joins Tumpagon Barangay Chairman and the premiere of the Cecilo Dagsaan, 1st District Rep. Klarex Uy and MORESCO-1 “Bida at Nagpapakabida” Board Director Melvyn Eballe for the ceremonial switch-on 14 video that is also linked March 2014 of the Paglaum Village energization project which benefitted 67 member-consumers from the sitio. to the campaign.

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MyPhone successfully Invades Puerto Princesa Palawan! MyPhone continues its march by recently Invading the beautiful Island of Puerto Princesa Palawan thru its MyPhone Invasion Concert Tour! Last March 5, 2014, Puerto Princesa Mayor hosted the event at the Puerto Princesa Coliseum to thousands of locals that eagerly waited to see Dennis Trillo, MM Magno, Mj Magno, Kyle Vergara, Jason Fernandez and RED Models and Talents very own Teen Diva Kris Angelica dela Cruz. And last March 7, MyPhone hosted and entertained more than 5,000 women during the Annual International Women’s Day Celebration also in Puerto Princesa.

MyPhone Invasion Concert Tour shall continue on the 29th of March by once again invading the White Bech in Puerto Galera! Watch Out for it!


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