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Volume 3 | No. 12 | Cagayan de Oro City | October 24-30, 2015

Balay Balay Ta!

Interactive 3D Puzzle Exhibit pushes indigenous architecture *Davao-based social enterprise promotes indigenous Filipino architecture through interactive exhibits*


By Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

ore Filipinos are getting a first-hand look at indigenous Filipino architecture thanks to a traveling exhibit by a Davaobased social enterprise.

Dubbed BalayBalay Ta! (Let’s Play House), the interactive exhibit just completed the third leg of its Mindanao swing at the C.M. Recto entrance of Centrio Mall where shoppers enjoyed

putting together its three-dimensional architectural puzzles featuring the Meranao Torogan. Balay-Balay Ta was previously exhibited in Davao’s Abreeza Mall, followed by another

stint at Mindanao State University at Marawi City last October 13-17, before the 3-day event Centrio. However, those who missed the Centrio exhibit can still catch it at Xavier University on November 25-December 2 and later at Capitol University’s Museum of Three Cultures on December 7-11, 2015. Open free to the public, the exhibit has also scheduled lectures, okir drawing workshops and speed puzzle building challenges to further spice up the visitors learning experience. A joint undertaking of Davao City-based social enterprise Swito Designs and the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the exhibit features five wooden prototypes of the 3D architectural puzzle featuring the Meranao’s ancestral and communal house

Dr. Nagasura Madale of MSU-Marawi lectures on the torogan at Centrio Mall.

known as the torogan. “By putting together the puzzle, people can personally interact with the torogan which is first-person experience that will more likely leave a lasting impression on the assembler than any classroom or more passive means of learning can hope to achieve,” relates

Gloryrose Dy, head architect of the project who came up with the concept. “It’s not only for children but also for grownups, and we have seen how both parents and children bonded putting it together.” “Even as an architecture student, I only had vague ideas about pre-colonial/ exhibit/PAGE 7

Even children enjoy themselves having a first-hand experience putting together the torogan.

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CDO Resident bags Filinvest Land raffle prize twice A homebuyer of Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) from Baloy, Cagayan de Oro won twice at the recently held second monthly draw

of Filinvest 60 for 60 Raffle promo. The lucky Kagayanon, whose name is being withheld for confidentiality reasons, received an EastWest

Lisa Junghans, German Watch’s policy officer on climate impacts and adaptation, speaks with a participant during the first workshop for climate compatible development program. The program output will be presented to the candidates of the 2016 national and local elections for possible inclusion in their priority plans and platforms. photo by jigo racaza

XU ties up with German Watch, ICSC for climate compatible program By Jhon Louie B Sabal XU Communications Office

Three departments under the Social Sciences cluster of the College of Arts and Sciences of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan have collaborated with the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC) and its international partner, German Watch for the Climate Compatible Development Program this year. ICSC and German Watch aim to promote climate change mitigation and adaptation to emerging cities, such as Cagayan de Oro, to mitigate the impact of climate change. The two organizations are employing a bottom-up approach in addressing this concern at its source through multisectoral consultations and dialogues aimed at assessing existing and

planned initiatives on this global concern. The year-long program will study and aim to understand possible international financing needs and concerns of the city to list existing and planned initiatives of the local government unit, non-government organizations, commercial industries and academic institutions — to avoid any overlap or replication of initiatives. For Cagayan de Oro, ICSC has chosen XU’s Social Sciences cluster as its official partner. In its first stakeholders’ workshop held at VIP Hotel on September 24, Lisa Junghans, German Watch policy officer on climate impacts and adaptation, said they have started to work on urbanization and program/PAGE 7

Gift Card worth P120, 000. This promotion gives 60 lucky home buyers of selected Filinvest properties a chance to win P60, 000 cash prize in three monthly raff le draws starting September 2015. Qualified participants of the Filinvest 60 for 60 raff le promo must have paid the full reservation fee of their Filinvest homes from selected Futura Homes, Filinvest or Filinvest Premiere brands from July 1 to September 30, 2015.

A qualified home buyer receives one electronic raff le coupon for every P500, 000 worth of their Filinvest home's total selling price, which means higher chances of winning for multiple-unit buyers. “We put great value to our home buyers. And through this promotion, we would like to reward them, help them build their dreams and transform their lives,” said Josephine Gotianun- Yap, president and CEO of FLI. Earlier, a resident of

the island province of Camiguin in Northern Mindanao was one of the 16 winners of Filinvest 60 for 60's first monthly draw. The third and final set of winners will be drawn on November 13, 2015 in FLI Main office in EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Built on the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, FLI is one of the most-trusted real estate developers in the country with a diverse property portfolio

catering to all markets. FLI strives to fulfill every Filipino’s dream of owning a home, all over the Philippines. Winners will be officially notified by Filinvest via phone, SMS, email and registered mail. For more info and updates on Filinvest 60 for 60 raff le promo, contact (02) 8500888 or (0917) 8770888 or check out FLI’s website: www.filinvestland. com and social media accounts: facebook. com/FilinvestGroup and

Yesterday Once More

Liceo College of Music Seniors Concert to raise funds for scholarships Mayor Moreno, Rep. Rodriguez guest performers Senior faculty members of the Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music are rendering a concer t to raise funds for its Music Scholarship Program. Dubbed as, “Yesterday Once More”, the concer t is scheduled on October 30, 2015 at Liceo’s Rodelsa Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. Featured ar tists include Ms. Mela V. Malferrari, Ms. Consuelo M. Escudero, Atty. Gloria A. Delgado and Mr. Benjamin S. Santos, all senior citizens and faculty members of the LdCU College of Music. City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and CdO 2nd District Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez will also join as

Yesterday Once More - Mrs. Baby Escudero, Mrs. Mela Malferrari & Mrs. Glor Delgado

guest per formers. “We are knocking on your good hear ts to make some senior citizens of the Cagayan de Oro Federation of Senior Citizen Affair Incorporated (KAPISKA) happy. KAPISKA members are poor senior citizens of our city,”

said Ms. Ginny Aspera, faculty member. Should you be unable to watch the concer t, we will take care of distributing your tickets to senior citizens who are unable to afford the tickets,” she added. Tickets are priced

at Php30 0.0 0 each. For reser vations please contact the Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music at (08822) 72- 2244 loc. 140 or Mobile +63 - 925 349- 7377. Tickets are also available at the Rodelsa Hall Lobby on the concer t date/ (The Night Stalker)

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Cagayan de Oro People’s Council Recognized October 24-30, 2015


By Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

he Cagayan de Oro City People’s Council has been recognized by the Office of the City Mayor through an executive order in line with local government’s commitment to best serve all stakeholders through the empowerment of the citizenry; humane, efficient, and transparent participatory governance, and the delivery of services that directly respond to the stakeholders’ needs. In simple rites held at the City Mayor’s Office last October 9, 2015, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno signed Executive Order No. 097-15, Series of 2015, “An Order Recognizing the Cagayan de Oro People’s Council” and officially turned over a copy of the document to Peoples Council Chairman Bishop Jollieh Petallo in the presence of some members of the PC. According to the order, the LGU’s

support stems from its constitutional mandate to “encourage non-governmental, community-based, or sectoral organizations that promote the welfare of the nation” (Section 23 of Article 2 of the 1987 Philippine Constitution); “respect the role of independent people’s organizations to enable the people to pursue and protect, within the democratic framework, their legitimate and collective interests and aspirations through peaceful and lawful means. People’s organizations are bona fide associations of citizens with demonstrated capacities to promote the public interest with identifiable leadership, membership and structure” (Section 15, Article 13); It further cites from the same section, “The right of the people and their organizations to effective and reasonable participation at all levels of social, political, and

economic decisionmaking shall not be abridged. The State shall, by law, facilitate the establishment of adequate consultative mechanisms’. In his brief address to the People’s Council members present, Mayor Moreno said, “The enactment of this order is anchored in and its implementation shall be guided by the following principles: transparency in government decision-making and administration; accountability and the delivery of basic services; and participatory governance.” “Participation ensures the broad-based support and the generation of ownership of government programs and projects if the people are included, not only in the implementation, but also in the conceptualization, monitoring and evaluation of the LGU’s programs and projects, thus ensuring their sustainability and

People’s Council stalwarts with Mayor Oscar Moreno & PC Chair Bishop Joelleh Petallo.

success.” The Cagayan de Oro People’s Council is a citizen’s led initiative convened to engage and collaborate with the local government (executive, legislative & bureaucracy) to advance a dynamic People’s Development Agenda (PDA). “The PDA is a consolidation of social

concerns raised by the citizens of the city on Health, Shelter and Resettlement, Education, Environment, Economic, Governance, Social Protection and Peace & Order,” said Bishop Petallo. “We will similarly seek the blessings of the City Council through a resolution or better still, an ordinance

institutionalizing the People’s Council as the LGU’s partner in the city’s development. For its initial year of operation, the PC has been assisted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the Research and Social Outreach (SRO) arm of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan (XU) providing secretariat support.

DOE and Philippine Companies bag ASEAN Energy Awards

The 2015 Philippine awardees pose with DOE OIC-Secretary Zenaida Y. Monsada (6th from right), Excellence in Energy Management awardee Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson (8th from left), and the Philippine Delegates during the ASEAN Energy Awards night relative to the 33rd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and Associated Meetings held on 05-08 October 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by DOE-Media Affairs Group

This is one of the participants of the 8th Mindanao Master Flairtending Competition as a side event during Oro Best Expo 2015 last Sunday at Limketkai Rotunda in Cagayan de Oro City. photo by mark francisco

Department of Energy (DOE) Undersecretary Loreta G. Ayson was awarded in the recently held ASEAN Energy Awards 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for her valuable contributions in forwarding energy cooperation as Senior Official on Energy (SOE) leader of the Philippines. Usec. Ayson was awarded a trophy for Excellence in Energy Management along with eight other ASEAN leaders from different countries during the Awards Night last October 7 as part of the Joint Gala Dinner of the 33rd ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting and the ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2015. The ASEAN Energy Awards, which started in 2000, is Southeast Asia’s prestigious annual awards program that recognizes outstanding work for excellence, creativity, practicality and dedication to a cause in the field of energy. Usec. Ayson has been with the DOE since 1979 and has served in various capacities until she was appointed as

Undersecretary in 2008. She has handled the DOE’s programs on energy efficiency and conservation, alternative fuels, energy research testing and laboratory, information technology management, as well as administration, legal and finance, including the supervision of the DOE Field Offices. She also served as Chairperson of the Policy Advisory Board of the Philippine Efficient Lighting Market Transformation Project and the Project Director of the Philippine Energy Efficiency Project (PEEP). Currently, she handles the Energy Policy and Planning Bureau and the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System. As Senior Official on Energy (SOE) Leader of the Philippines, Usec. Ayson represents the country in AsiaPacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of South East Asian Nations, Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), and International Energy Forum (IEF) as well in other international and

regional cooperation and fora. Along with Usec. Ayson, six (6) other companies also received recognition for their best practices on energy efficiency and conservation: SM City Clark (Energy Efficient Buildings – Retrofitted Category: 2nd Runner Up); Glorietta 4 (Energy Management in Buildings and Industries – Large Buildings Category – 2nd Runner Up); Wyeth Philippines (Energy Management in Buildings and Industries – Industry Special Submission Category: Super Dryer Air Humidifier); Team Sual’s Excellence Beyond Compliance (Coal Awards – Best Practices – Clean Coal Use and Technology in Power Generation Category – 2nd Runner Up); Semirara Mining and Power Corporation’s Reef Rehabilitation through Giant Clam Propagation (Coal Awards – CSR Category – 1st Runner Up); and TeaM Energy’s Sual Power Station Heat Rate Program (Coal Awards – Special Submission Category).

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Cebu Pacific adopts Philippine Eagle ‘Mindanao’ The Philippine Eagle is considered as one of the most remarkable bird species in the world, for its ferocity, grace, and unparalleled beauty. It is a vertebrateof the highest class, with the size and wing span that provide the lethal mobility of an extraordinary winged predator. This raptor adapts well in dense, lush f lora, making it the perfect fit for the Philippines’ tropical climate. But as it is endemic to the rainforests of the Philippines, its existence is gravely affected by natural habitat loss and hunting. Sadly, only 400 pairs remain, making it one of the most endangered species in the world today.

well as PEF’s mission to advocate for its survival and the sustainable use of forest resources towards a better future habitat. But the call for combined efforts to help preserve the life of these majestic creaturesremains. Aside from being aware of the current, long-standing obstacles the Philippine eagles face, everyJuan can do more. Starting October 15, 2015,Cebu Pacific, the country’s leading airline,takesPhilippine Eagle “Mindanao”under its wing. The adoption of “Mindanao” strengthens the airline’s commitment to act on environmental conservation issues that are greatly linked to the country’s rich biodiversity. For five years, Cebu Pacific will provide food and necessary veterinary care that will help f lourish and sustain the well-being of “Mindanao” as one of the country’s prominent national symbols. “The Philippine Eagle is a significant part of our country’s Meet Mindanao, the Philippine Eagle ambassador for thriving ecosystem. We One such eagle is “Mindanao,” the Philippine Eagle ambassador for education. From the day he was hatched, he, along with 17 other Philippine eagles, has been under the care of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) through a captive breeding program—a system that breeds and re-introducesraptors to their natural habitat in the efforts to augment the dwindling wild population Over the years, 13year old “Mindanao” has inspired both locals and visitors of the Philippine Eagle Center in Davao to learn more about its kind. “Mindanao” has helped raise awareness about the delicate situation the eagles are in, as

environmental conservation.

A Photo of 13-yr old Mindanao, the newly adopted Phil Eagle of Cebu Pacific.

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encourage everyone to help preserve this national icon until they can f ly freely, without threat, in their natural habitats,” said Cebu Pacific President and CEO Lance Gokongwei. Through this partnership, Cebu Pacific directly supports PEF’s Conservation Breeding and Conservation Education initiatives that prevent the

complete extinction of such species. It also provides a helping hand to further accelerate the Captive Breeding program of PEF, as well asraise awareness about the plight of the Philippine Eagle. This initiative supplements Cebu Pacific’s other longterm commitment to the environment, the Bright Skies for EveryJuancampaign. In

place since 2008,this climate adaptation program,in partnership with the World Wide Fund for Nature – Philippines, benefits the country’s two great reefs – the Tubbataha and Apo Reefs. Join the cause and help the Philippine Eagles spread their wings. Donate, adopt or volunteer and visit now.

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25 Years of Reunification


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he moment this daily will hit the roads, I’ll be staying in Manila for several days. One reason is the official establishment of the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce. I’ll be also visiting (again) the German Club and the GermanEuropean School in Manila. Another event is the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German Unity in the New World Hotel in Makati City, among many others with German Parliamentary State Secretary Mrs. Brigitte Zypries. German President Joachim Gauck has used the occasion yesterday (October 3) to call for unity in handling the current refugee crises. Yes, Germany is celebrating 25 years since its national reunification. The German President said in a ceremony Saturday, that there were parallels between German unification 25 years ago and current efforts to deal with a record inf lux of refugees. “In 1990 there was

also the legitimate question: ‘Are we up to this challenge?’ Then too, there was no example from history to follow,” Gauck said in a keynote speech, part of three days of festivities to mark the silver anniversary of reunification. “But unlike then, those which previously didn’t belong together will now grow together.” The capitalist West Germany and the communist East reunited on October 3, 1990 , finalizing a process that began with the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly a year earlier. Around 1,300 guests attended Saturday’s celebrations in Frankfurt’s Opera House, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong Pyo. Also present were around 50 rights activists from the former East Germany and 30 refugees. A massive three-day party for Germany’s

Unity Day is underway in Frankfurt, the capital of the state of Hesse. The festivities kicked off on Friday under the banner, “Overcoming Borders,” and are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people to the riverside city. Since 1990, the historic date has been a national public holiday. Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, is expecting to receive up to 1 million refugees this year - more than any other European country. Gauck urged for patience with the integration of migrants , saying it would take time for new arrivals to adjust to a different social order, “which is not infrequently in conf lict with their own traditional norms.” He praised the warm welcome refugees had received in Germany so far, and thanked volunteers and government employees helping them to integrate. He also stressed that Germany’s values were “not negotiable,” condemning anti-Semitism and

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discrimination against women and homosexuals. “Tolerance for intolerance is not acceptable,” he said. The main architects of German unity, former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl and former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, have said they cannot attend the celebrations for health reasons. Understandable. Anyway, it’s an honor and privilege for me to be invited by the German Embassy Manila for all these festivities during the next days. +++ Email: doringklaus@ or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visitwww.germanexpatinthephilippines.

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All systems go for Family Enterprise Excellence Conference 2015 W ith less than a week into the 2015 Family Enterprise Excellence Conference (FEEC), organizer Premier Family Business Consulting (PFBC) is calling on all interested to book their tickets to the event which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on October 26. According to PFBC Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer Neil Montesclaros, it’s all systems go for the 2015 FEEC with all major preparations now ready. They are now just waiting for the remaining

unreserved seats to be taken. Montesclaros encouraged family enterprises, practitioners, and stakeholders to take part in the event and avail of one day of insightful discussions and workshops that help family businesses thrive amidst the changing business landscape. Now in its third year, the 2015 FEEC will feature international family enterprise expert and consultant Dr. Dennis Jaffe of the US-based Family Firm Institute and prominent inspirational

speaker Francis Kong as the main resource persons. PFBC Founder Jon Ramos said some of the inevitable family business challenges that will be tackled in the 2015 FEEC include the issues of business longevity, succession, the management of family dynamics, and the preservation of family wealth. “Greater economic integration that is currently taking place in the Asean region makes the professionalization of family businesses all the more imperative.

Professionalizing business operations will help enterprises weather tighter competition,” said Ramos. Even as family owned enterprises compose a big majority in the Philippines at 80% of all businesses, a Department of Labor report reveals that 2,520 small and medium enterprises closed down annually since the year 2000. “Family enterprises will need to not only keep up with latest trends but also remain in tip top shape in order to stay in the game and

take advantage of the benefits that are expected from increased cooperation in the Asean,” said Ramos. Specific topics that will be tackled in the event include bridging the gap between the senior and younger generations, the value of family unity and parenting, the family constitution, taxation challenges and joint ventures. For registration and inquiries, call (032)266-2831, (032)263-3401, (032)401-2939 or visit the website www.premierfami- Gold sponsors for FEEC 2015 are GT Cosmetics, Alcordo Advertising, Global Advertising Image. Silver sponsors are Sunstar Cebu, Advance Graphic Center, Businessweek Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Cagayan Times and Mindanao Star. Institutional partners are Inspire Leadership Consultancy, P&A Grant Thornton, USC, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Davao City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, General Santos, Cagayan De Oro.

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Governor Bambi Emano serves as Guest Speaker during the Philippine Water Works Association, Inc. (PWWA) holding of the 23rd International Conference and Exhibition on Water Resources Management dubbed as PHILWATER 2015, October 22 at the Luxe Hotel. Gov Bambi speaks in front of over 500 guests and participants from all over the country about the beauty of Misamis Oriental and how thankful he is that PWWA chose to hold their big event here in the province. He also thank the PWWA for bringing in so much new technology and ideas which he believed would be possible answers to water system problems in the province. Also present during the event are PWWA President Engr.Roger Borja , PWWA Representative for Int’l Affairs & Convention Co-chairman Mr. Edgar Lopez, PWWA Director Joel Baldelovar and VP / Nat’l Affairs Convention chairman Mr. Romeo Garcia. photo courtesy of governor bambi emano’s facebook page

‘Bambi’ hopeful on approval of P2 billion 2016 budget of Misor M

By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor of MDN

ISAMIS Oriental-Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano has expressed the optimism that the provincial board would approve the proposed P2 billion budget for 2016.

“It is a lean budget: An honest reflection of what the province can afford without sacrificing basic services,” Emano said. He said that the Local Government Code mandates that the last

day for the submission of the proposed budget is every October 16 of the year. Called the “executive budget” until approved by the legislative body of the province, it has a total appropriation of some P2,031,553,096, Emano said.

He said that the top five budgetary allocations are still on the priority programs that include infrastructure development, economic enhancement programs, health and social services, staff development and livelihood promotion

Over 400 families and counting benefit from Monsanto and Gawad Kalinga’s community farms in Southern Mindanao Monsanto Fund, in partnership with NGO Gawad Kalinga, Department of Agricuture, local government units and other non-government units have joined forces to address the pertinent issue of starvation in Southern Mindanao. Dubbed as BayanAnihan (or community harvest), the project aims to support one family at a time by setting up sustainable food programs in every impoverished community in the Davao Region through the setup of 10 farms. The farms are located near villages built by Gawad Kalinga. The Bayan-Anihan sites have benefited over 413 families in the region. Today, over 30 families in Catigan, Davao del Sur will benefit from this model via turnover of health insurance and food sufficiency programs. The recent Social Weather Station Survey, released in fourth quarter of 2013, indicated 18.1% or an estimated 3.90 million families are experiencing involuntary hunger. Filipinos have been suffering from the

lack of anything to eat. Twenty-five year-old Maria Leonora Pitogo was pregnant with her second child when she and her husband Arman, 29, started working on their farm plot, as part of the Monsanto-GK project, beside their house. Arman works as a farmer and has no fixed income. Before the project, the couple did not know how they were going to come up with enough money to accommodate the medical expenses when Leonora gives birth on top of the daily needs of their small family. “Hindi na kami mamimili ng gulay dahil mayroon na kaming makukuhang gulay mula sa aming hardin. Nakakapagbigay pa kami sa kapitbahay.” (Because we can just get vegetables from our garden, we don’t need to go and buy them. Plus, we are able to share with our neighbors.), the couple explained. When Leonora gave birth to baby Arialla at the CJ Maternity and Laying Inn Clinic in Toril, Davao City last January 10, 2015, her healthcare insurance paid

for everything, allowing mother and baby to go home without paying for anything. Because Leonora breastfeeds she needs to eat healthy in order to produce optimum milk for her baby. The vegetables from the farm plot helps a lot in ensuring baby Arialla’s and first-born Aryan’s (5 years old) needs as a milk-dependent infant and growing child, respectively. The Pitogos are just one of the many families in the different GK sites in the Davao region who have benefited from Monsanto’s partnership with GK. These families utilize their harvested vegetables not just for home consumption but also for earning additional income through selling the excess yield. “Monsanto has been supporting povertyalleviation mechanisms, specifically projects which address the critical issue of hunger. We have been working closely with Gawad Kalinga in helping more communities to achieve sustainable and sufficient sustenance,” said Christopher Samuel,

Corporate Engagement Regional Director of Monsanto Company. Samuel said, “Poverty has been one of the most pressing social problems which must be addressed promptly. It is closely linked to hunger which also leads to malnutrition and several diseases. In the country, a great number of Filipinos have been suffering from hunger which in turn affects their quality of life. We, in Monsanto, have been working to improve the quality of lives in more communities through the establishment of selfsustaining mechanisms. We are humbled to be partners with Gawad Kalinga in addressing the problem of hunger.” Thanks to the project Bayan-nihan of Gawad Kalinga and Monsanto Fund, more and more families are being spared from starvation. Monsanto, together with its philanthropic arm – the Monsanto Fund, have been partnering with various sectors in the country for over 45 years now, continuously aiming to improve more lives in rural communities.

programs. Emano said that various appropriated amounts in the 2016 budget would still be for the payment of some debt left by the former Gov. Oscar Moreno, which totaled to some P1.2 billion. He said that the

province has already paid some P72 million of the statutory debt incurred by the previous administration. “We are just being consistent with our set of priorities as outlined at the very start of our terms a few years back,” Emano said.

Working student is exemplary child of Northern Mindanao By Oliver B. Inodeo, DSWD

Cagayan de Oro City --- A working student has been hailed as the Exemplary Pantawid Pamilya Child 2015 of Northern Mindanao here. Angel Anne Marie Jabian, 14 of Purok 2, Mitazan, Aloran, Misamis Occidental, bested other four provincial representatives during the two-day search here recently. A daughter of a farmer, Angel disclosed that the income of her parents is not sufficient to support her daily fare in going to her school, Aloran Trade High School, from her house, that’s why she volunteered herself to become a working student to one of her relatives living near the school. Angel’s residence is relatively far from the school and she would spend P30 a day for her fare before. But, Angel is quick to add that she managed to balance her studies and household chores. A consistent Top 1 pupil from Grade 1 to Grade 6 during her

elementary formation; Angel has never been absent from school despite her obligations as a working student. “I persevere to achieve my dreams and to become successful in the future,” Angel said during her first radio interview in a local station here. Good example to others When asked about her passion, Angel disclosed that she wants to become good example to others. “I want to be different from others in a good way because I know, I am unique. I want to become a good example to others,” Angel said. Serving as the newly ambassador of children’s rights in Northern Mindanao, Angel is overwhelmed by the support from her family, school administrators, local government unit, and other stakeholders of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program in Misamis Occidental. “It’s worth the hardwork and diligence that I have invested. I owed back this to exemplary/PAGE 7

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indigenous Filipino architecture,” she recalls. “All we learned about was the bahay kubo during our high school and elementary days. Dy came up with the idea while still a freshman architecture student at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao. “With the BalayBalay 3D Architectural Puzzles, I hope Filipino children would know more of their local and traditional architecture and be proud of their Filipino heritage,” she added. As Nic Aca, a local performance artists who is also the assistant curator of Capitol University’s Museum of Three Cultures, noted as he was putting the torogan puzzle together, “We may have different religions, different colored skin and different language, but we share the same human race. Balaybalay 3D Architecture Puzzles don’t only build blocks, they build unity and friendship inside us that radiates.” The final product was a team effort started by Dy with fellow architecture student Henna Dazo and artist and toy designer Kim Vale who came up with the prototype. Dazo’s thesis on the Marano torogan spawned Vale’s blueprint which also drew further inspiration from the studies of the late MSU Professor and Meranao Scholar Dr. Abdullah T. Madale. The design was further refined and executed by Davao artisan and woodworker Felix Banlota who handcarved the prototypes. Through the series of exhibits in Mindanao, the team hopes to gather enough feedback and critiques to polish the design for its eventual commercial release planned for the first quarter of 2016. Here’s one by visual artist Nonoy Estarte, who dropped by on the first day of the exhibit at Centrio: “It is creative and educational but could use some improvements like the models could be larger to make their easier to put together and bamboo could be a sturdier material than wood. The space is also a bit too narrow, crowded and noisy.” “Building art is

a synthesis of life in materialized form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together.” -Alvar Aalto. For further information, visit: https://www.facebook/ Balaybalay3D, email balaybalay3d@gmail. com or contact Angely Chi, project coordinated through her mobile +63939-503-5613 and (082) 321-4416.

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and climate change, two major trends that are likely to shape how the world would look like in the future. “The project objective is to help cities to actually make sure that the right action can take off from the ground,” Junghans said. “We need to finance for those cities, because adaptation and mitigation measures can’t be acquired from the sky; they need to be financed properly.” The workshop drew community developers from the NGOs, businessmen and academicians from different educational institutions. The second leg of the consultation is scheduled this October to validate the results collated from the first stakeholders’ workshop, and to share these findings to the members of coastal communities, lowland and hinterland barangays. The third one is slated in January 2016, which will gather national agencies that are directly involved in climate change adaptation and mitigation. The workshop outputs would be presented to candidates in the 2016 national and local election for possible inclusion in their respective plans and platforms. The XU Economics, International Studies/ History/Political Sciences and Sociology & Anthropology departments are collaborating with the project in line with XU’s mission of going beyond the borders and bring the science behind climate change to the communities.

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Pantawid Pamilya, my mentors, my family, my friends and to my God,” Angel said, adding that she is a proud beneficiary of Pantawid

Pamilya. Changes in life Everday, Angel’s father, Rey, will visit and cultivate the family’s ricefields while her mother Mariter will take care of her and her elder sister. Either under the heat of the scorching heat of the sun or under a heavy downpour, Angel’s father has to work hard to support the family’s need. “Honestly, every afternoon when I got home from school in my elementary years, I can see from my naked eyes that my father is really tired from work. I felt guilty of it,” shared Angel during the radio interview. “Sad to say, his income is not enough for my needs. At that moment, I was losing hope to finish my studies. Until such time when we became a beneficiary of Pantawid Pamilya,” added the teary-eyed Angel. Angel’s family became benefiary of the program in 2011. “Pantawid Pamilya is a great help to my

family. I can already buy the materials and supplies needed for my projects on time. Because of Pantawid Pamilya, I achieved good grades and I maintain my top post,”said Angel. Aside from that, Angel told us that, “Pantawid helped educate my parents and other beneficiaries in terms of livelihood, halth and wellness, education for children and many others.” As it is, “I am always been grateful to DSWD and all other government agencies which helped us fight poverty.” Meanwhile, Rosa Bianca Galos of Mambajao, Camiguin and Regine Dablo of Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental have earned the second and third spots, respectively. The contender were judged based on their behavior and practice, talent, intelligence and wit, community and school participation, and Kaya Koa ng Pagbabago (I am capable of change) presence and appearance. The search

is conducted to recognize the children beneficiaries of the program who set examples at home, in school, and in their community.


It is one of the strategies of Pantawid Pamilya to encourage the children to nurture habits and values that would mold them to good and active citizens.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 25 Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City





Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND or PAG-IBIG FUND, Mortgagee, with address at J.R. Borja Street, Cagayan de Oro City, against GUILLERMO B. OCAY, Mortgagor, married to MARY JOCELYN A. OCAY, with postal address at 037 Camp Alagar, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City/ Lot 4, Block 15, Pag-Ibig Citi Homes Phase 2, Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental, to satisfy the mortgagee indebtedness which as of April 28, 2015 amounts to THREE HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHT PESOS & 07/100 (P393,608.07) inclusive of interest and penalty charges and other charges that may accrue thereafter, plus the foreclosure expenses, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on November 10, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the City Tourism Hall, City Hall Compound, Regional Trial Court Branch 25, Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the property mentioned in the said mortgage which is described as follows:

Upon Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118. Filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG Fund), a government financial institution duly organized and existing under and by virtue of Republic Act No. 9679, with principal office at The Atrium of Makati, Makati Avenue, Makati City, and with branch office at Pag-IBIG Fund Bldg., J. R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City, against SHAYLET GRACE D. GERMAN, single, of legal age, Filipino citizen, with postal address at Lot 20, Blk. 12, SILVER CREEK SUBD., Puli Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 27, 2015 amounts to SIX HUNDRED FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR PESOS and 21/100 ( P 604,134.21 ) Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, exclusive of attorney’s fees and other necessary fees and expenses of Extra-Judicial Foreclosure and Sale, the undersigned Sheriff will SELL at Public Auction on November 13, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of RTC Branch 40, A. Luna St., Capitol Compound, Cagayan de Oro City, to the Highest Bidder, for CASH and in Philippine Currency, the real property mortgaged together with all improvements thereon, to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 136-2013000085 “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot 4, Block-15, PSD-10-059077, portion of Lot 2, PCS-10-003972, located at Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Island of Mindanao. Including all improvements existing thereon, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TEN (110) SQUARE METERS, more or less. Registered in the name of GUILLERMO B. OCAY, married to MARY JOCELYN A. OCAY:” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title of herein above described property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Cagayan de Oro City, September 30, 2015

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 137-2011001484 Registered in the name of SHAYLET GRACE D. GERMAN A PARCEL OF LAND ( Lot 20,Block 12, Psd-10-053352, portion of Lot 3891-P-2, Psd-10-050786) Situated in the Barangay of Canitoan (Now) Carmen, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, Bounded on x x x, Beginning at x x x ; Cad – 237, Cagayan Cadastre, containing an area of EIGHTY (80) square meters more or less. Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the title herein-above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Cagayan de Oro City, October 7, 2015



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Puregold opens in Valencia City, Bukidnon Puregold has an unmatched customer ser vice anchored on its advocacy to provide Filipinos with their complete shopping needs and best value for their hardearned money. Puregold is also known throughout the countr y for its reasonable prices and wide assor tment of items. It consistently continue its unwavering commitment to uphold consumer and retail excellence in the ser vice of the Filipino people. It will also fur ther strengthen its solid relationship with the people of Bukidnon. For over a decade, Puregold has successfully established a well -trusted and respected reputation in the Philippines as a provider of the best hypermarket shopping experience for ever y hardworking Filipino consumer. PUREGOLD PROMOS Entrepreneurs may now have an access to Puregold Tindahan ni Aling Puring (TNAP). TNAP is Puregold’s customized program to provide quality products and profitable business oppor tunities for ever y Filipino family. TNAP is designed specifically for small and medium scale entrepreneurs, which include sarisari store owners, karinder ya/ canteen owners, caterers, and other kinds of resellers. End-users or non-business owners may also avail of Puregold Perks - another loyalty program by Puregold that is open to all shoppers who

are 18 years old and above with a minimal membership fee of P10 0. It can earn points ever y time they shop at Puregold. Points earned have an equivalent peso value and may be used to purchase at any Puregold store. Along with these loyalty programs, Puregold strives to continuously give the best price and offers to its customers. For the grand opening of Puregold Valencia, Bukidnon, the store will offer Buy 1 Take 1” on selected items. Also, customers may join the “Ikaw na ang Maging Milyonar yo Anniversar y Promo” wherein customers weekly gets the chance to win up to 1 Million Pesos. Promo runs until November 30, 2015. And this October Puregold have launched the 10 0 Papremyo! 10 0% Saya Promo wherein cars and appliances will be given away to 10 0 luck y shoppers. PUREGOLD SERVICES For other ser vices, Puregold launched the PurePadala. With PurePadala, the money that ever y OFW remits goes directly to the basic and most impor tant necessities of their families: food, tuition and utilities, loan payments, and even as star t-up capital for sari-sari store businesses among many others. Puregold calls this “responsible remittance”. PurePadala ensures that the money OFW’s and immigrants send to their families will not be wasted. Puregold’s PurePadala will help and assure OFWs that all their sacrifices are wor th it, one sure transaction at a time.

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