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CDO Filipino-Chinese Community mark 66th founding anniversary T he Filipino-Chinese community in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental celebrated the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with a cultural celebration at the Atrium of the Limketkai Center last Friday, October 1st, in solidarity with other Chinese communities in China and around the world.

Filipino & Chinese flags adorning all tables as a symbol of solidarity

Known as the National Day in China, the cultural event was preceded by a video presentation of China armed struggle during World War II against Japan. This was followed by the singing of the national anthems of both the Philippines and the PROC and cultural presentations including the Dragon and Lion dances and various other dances and musical numbers presented by students from Kong Hua School and Oro Christian Grace School. For the finale, prominent Filipino-Chinese leaders led by Mr. Johnny Lim raised a toast to the founding anniversary of the PROC followed by a community singing of “March of the Volunteers”, also formally known as the National Anthem of the PROC. Fresh from a visit to Cebu where he attended the 66th founding anniversary celebration of the (PROC) and

the Mid-Autumn Festival at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel last Sunday, Greg Marten Lao, president of the Misamis Oriental Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (MOFCCCII) said the local event is meant to improve understanding and bilateral relations between the two countries as stated in the message of newly appointed China Consular General Song Ronghua in his message to over a hundred FilipinoChinese in Cebu. “Facing the future, we should shoulder a common historical mission to develop the economy and build a harmonious Asia. Therefore, the two countries have no excuses to quarrel and should well develop their relations,” Mr. Song said. Relations between the two countries have been strained lately owing to tension arising from both countries claims in the West Philippine Sea, a portion of the South China

Sea. “Certainly, it is only natural that countries have some different propositions and views, and normal that they have disparities and contradictions in interests, but this should not be an obstacle for them to keep normal relations,” Song said in his speech, as reported in a Cebu daily. The Consul General said economic partnership between China and the Philippines continues, especially now that China has replaced the United States as the Philippines’ second largest trading partner, after Japan. Song said bilateral trade between the two countries now stands at US$40 billion while tourists from his country are now the fourth largest in the Philippines in terms of arrivals. The diplomat also stressed how some 27 percent of Filipinos are of ethnic Chinese anniversary/PAGE 7

Mr Johnny Lim giving the opening remarks

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Leaders of the CDO Filipino-Chinese community raise a toast to the 66th founding anniversary of the PROC

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ACDO urges faithful to sign petition for Global Catholic Climate Movement By Mike Baños

The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro is urging the Catholic faithful to rally behind Pope Francis and gather 10 million signatures for a petition which will be presented to world leaders during the COP21 Climate Summit scheduled next month at Paris which aims to build a consensus for a treaty to tackle climate change. “We are invited to let our voices join Pope Francis’ call for Climate Justice and actively participate in the Global Catholic Climate Movement signature campaign – sign and let us gather 10 million signatures to press our political leaders to have political will to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,” said Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, S.J. in a pastoral letter “Creation and Petition signing for Global Catholic Climate Movement” addressed to clergy and lay faithful of

the ACDO. In a theological forum on Laodato Si’ held 18 September at the Patrick Cronin Hall of the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral complex, Fr. Rey Raluto, Ph.D. STHD presented the salient points of Pope Francis; encyclical on the environment and climate change to participants from lay organizations, tribal associations and other civil society organizations. Afterwards, those present jointly signed the petition and secured copies for dissemination to their respective organizations for signing by their members. The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) was organized last January 2015, just before the pope’s trip to the Philippines. GCCM is a community of thousands of Catholics responding to the Pope’s call to action in the Laudato

The image of St. Augustine appears to be watching over the theological forum on Pope Francis Laodato Si' held 18 Sept at the Patrick Cronin Hall, St. Augustine complex, Cagayan de Oro City. photo by mike banos, npn

Si’ encyclical composed of lay people, priests, religious, bishops and theologians, scientists, and activists from Argentina, the

Philippines, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Australia, the United States, and many other nations in a global network of over 100

Leaders of Lay Organizations, Tribal Associaitons and Non-Government Organizations affix their signatures on the Global Catholic Climate Movement Petition. photos by mike banos, npn

Catholic organizations worldwide working together on the climate change crisis, including interfaith groups, educational organizations and environmental NGOs. (See more at: https:// catholicclimatemovement. global/ introduction/#sthash. Jc4HH7jO.dpuf Among its partners are the Manila archdiocese’s Ecology Ministry in the Philippines, Acción Católica Argentina, and Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA). U.S. participants include Catholic Climate Covenant, Catholic

Charities USA, Catholic Rural Life, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. GCCM Supporters include individual Catholics who help to raise awareness and organize activities for the GCCM, and Catholic organizations that help organize activities for the GCCM and amplify its initiatives through their networks. ‘‘Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with Petition/PAGE 7

Fortinet joins DOST’s National Science & Technology Week Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a global leader in highperformance cybersecurity solutions − recently joined the Department of Science and Technology’s National Science & Technology Week at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City to introduce the latest security innovations to over 200 event participants. The Science & Technology week is an initiative held annually under the Republic Act 169 to bring technological innovations closer to Filipinos through experiential activities. This year’s theme underscores the Philippines as ‘a science nation innovating for global competitiveness,’ highlighting the vital role of science, technology and innovation in improving people’s lives through

technology that’s on par with international standards. Roy Espiritu, the office spokesperson of the DOST-Information and Communications Technology (ICT), said that Fortinet’s involvement in the NSTW helped promote the relevance of using secured Internet connectivity in the country. "Fortinet's participation in the NSTW allowed us to give the public a sample of the Free Wi-Fi in Public Places Project. We are looking forward to more private sector participation in this project to help bring the socioeconomic benefits of Internet connectivity to the rest of the country,“ Espiritu said. During the week-long activity, Fortinet provided Access Points and free wireless connection(Wi-Fi) to the

participants. Furthermore, the cybersecurity solutions provider showcased its Wireless Security Solution, integrating 17 indoor and outdoor FortiAP’s, a switch and a FortiGate 1500D as a controller. According to Jeff Castillo, Country Manager of Fortinet Philippines, the demonstration of Fortinet’s FortiAP comes on the heels of the new FortiAP-S product’s launch, bringing forward the industry’s most secure cloudmanaged enterprise Wi-Fi solution to the Philippines. “With the growth of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon in the enterprise, many organizations struggled to address the looming concerns about WLAN security and compliance,” Castillo said.

“Current enterprise WLAN solutions demand extra hardware like separate WLAN controllers and security appliances—this introduces security challenges that are yet to be addressed. For this reason, we are proud to introduce our new FortiAP-S series, which beefs up the cybersecurity protection Fortinet is widely known for.” Every FortiAP-S series access point is centrally managed through the cloudbased FortiCloud management system which allows effortless Wi-Fi network deployment and management. This boosts the levels of security, allows overall visibility and control, and reduces infrastructure complexity upon integration. He added, “Protection against cyber-attacks is relevant in securing an

organization’s sensitive information. As we mount a new cybersecurity solution to Filipinos, we can empower them to forego separate WLAN controllers without exposing the network to cyber-threats.” Castillo concluded, “With our engagement with the DOST, we can guarantee Filipinos that there is a sophisticated technology waiting to secure their business. It’s time to go beyond ‘national’—every Filipino can already ensure a faster and more robust response to threats to protect their operations, their people and their clients, as well.” For more details about the FortiAP-S series, please contact your authorized Fortinet channel partner or contact 688-3333.

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Celebrating Mindanao’s Colors and Culture at SM Malls October 3-9, 2015

SM City General Santos winning float at the Tuna Festival

Paintings in the sky at SM City Cagayan de Oro

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s Mindanao’s key cities come alive with its festivals of bounty, SM malls in the island fired on all cylinders by holding events that align vibrant lifestyles with colorful local culture, gathering locals and tourists alike for a 2015 to remember.

SM malls painted Mindanao with vivid colors with sights and sounds to behold in Davao, Cagayan de Oro, and General Santos City in the festive months of August and September. Food and the arts As the Kadayawan celebrations in Davao came to a full swing last August, SM City Davao lit up the fashion runway with fresh takes on uniquely Mindanawon style with the 10th installation of the most anticipated fashion competition in the region: Moda Mindanao. Young designers and their ingenious interpretations of Mindanao’s colors and patterns were in focus, with the Fashion Institute of Design and Arts (FIDA) in Davao as its production partner. Like pages of a fashion magazine coming to life, 30 young designers from the region showcased globally competitive designs that embody true Mindanawon fashion. Koronadal designers Sherwin Tiongson (pret-a-porter), Duhata (Innovative Design), and Archie Castillo (Couture) won the competition. The same event highlighted the B’laaninspired collection by Jared Servaño, Project Runway Philippinesfinalist and

2014 Moda Mindanaw grand prize winner for the long gown category. Meanwhile, SM Lanang Premier, staged the 9th edition of its long – running foodie event, The Davao Gourmet Collective, this time aptly themed as a Food and Music fair that gathered Davao City’s best restaurateurs and introduced unique food purveyors from Manila, along with vibrant sounds and beats to fill the air. There were live performances by Techy Romantics, Up Dharma Down, Skymarines and BP Valenzuela which went side by side with the food stall exhibits by La Bodeguita, Don Durian, Classio Pizzza, Crazy Cook, Kushiya, Alibaba Shawarma, Backyard Burger, Café El Gato, JR Pastry, Carmela, Osvaldo’s, Cellar de Boca; and Manila’s Jam Foods and Stellina’s Lemonades. Through events like this, SM Lanang and DGC hopes to headline food tourism in Davao, inviting food lovers from all over the country, and making Davao a food destination. Flavorful eats, after all, abound Davao. The performing arts shared also had its own spotlight (literally) as Ballet Philippines 2 came

to town to stage Master Pieces, a mixed bill showcasing a collection of some of the group’s most acclaimed works-from neo-classical works, to contemporary dances, and excerpts from full-length modern balletspieces. Lights and crafts SM City Cagayan de Oro joined the Higalaay Festival festivities by lighting up the sky with its Pyro Festival held at the end of August, gathering over 200,000 Kagay-anons. This year, participating groups went all out in showcasing the beauty and synergy of fireworks and music. Contingents came from as far as Manila, Cebu, Iligan, Dumaguete, GenSan, and Bulacan. The grand prize winner was the group from Cagayan de Oro who brilliantly painted the sky with luminous patterns and streaks of light, while filling the air with pleasant sound pieces that enlivened and excited the audience’s aural senses. Meanwhile, 40 small-medium scale enterprises were on focus in the mall’s atrium in the Kahimunan Trade Fair, a project of the Department of Trade and Industry Region X with SM City Cagayan de Oro. The fair featured products from Northern Mindanao— from processed food, handcrafted items, fashion accessories, beverages, spices and condiments and organic products. This annual activity

aims to promote SMEs, assisting them to generate sales and to meet new buyers, while also giving opportunity to test the market with the prototype and burgeoning products. All things tuna Not to be left behind, SM City General Santos took part in the General Santos’ Tuna Festival during the first week of September by joining the float parade and being declared as the best. For the third year now, the city’s leading mall bagged the Best Tuna Float Award. “From the sweet sirens of 2013 and the joyful jellyfishes of 2014 come a novel and extravagant union of all sea treasures this year- celebrating the glorious creation of various fishes and sea creatures, rejoicing the gleeful creation of floras and faunas- with the city’s unique and rich tribal ancestry sparkled by the radiant culture of General Santos City. SM City General Santos is here to provide quality facilities and services, from food, fashion, and entertainment at all times; maximizing its resources and dedicating its time and effort to luster the unwavering passion and flame in the city. Thoroughly blending ancient to modern, SM City General Santos overcomes the tides of its existence and realizes one of the many possibilities,” The SM Store Marketing Manager, Ms. Jacynth Bernaldo describes the winning float. sm/PAGE 7

SM Lanang Premier’s Davao Gourmet Collective Food and Music Fair at the Fountain Court

Ballet Philippines at SM Lanang Premier

SM City Davao’s Moda Mindanao celebrates its 10 years

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A road less taken; a life worth living Team Posible traverses the unpredictable terrains of Intramuros, life

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or Mark Joseph ‘Aga’ Casidsid, 31, being visually impaired was not a hindrance to living and doing what he enjoys most, which is to run races.This disability, while it may have ended the will of many people to live and enjoy life, has allowed him to see just how beautiful and worth living life can truly be. His calvary began in 2003 when he lost his eyesight to Retinopathy of Prematurity or

Retrolental Fibroplasia, a condition caused by premature birth, which results to gradual blindness. In fact, his running partner Edgardo Pelingo Jr., fondly called as Coach Gado, a former Architect/ Design and Construction Head from Primer Group of Companies, says that Aga even contemplated taking his own life. “Gusto na nga niyang mag-suicide eh(he wanted to commit suicide),” says 33-year-

old Gado who has been running since 2007. “But his father was concerned about him. Sabi niya, baka raw pwede kong tulungan si Aga na tumakbo (He asked if I can help train Aga to run).” Though the request seemed challenging, Gado took up the task of training him. He started running with Aga who, despite his vulnerability, braved the steep terrains and, more importantly, the darkness that

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sabay pa kaming tumatakbo gamit yung codes. Para mas maalalayan ko siya, nakatali siya sakin. Pero nung nagtagal, pakiramdaman nalang kami. Siya yung tumatakbo sa harap ko. (Before, Aga and I would use the codes everytime we join a race. To further guide him through the tracks, I would tie a rope to his waist to keep him close to me.After some time, we just anticipated each other’s next move).” With this, the Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition (CORE)—the advocacy arm of Primer Group— acknowledged the collaborative effort exerted by coach Gado in training Aga to run. Now, they are officially recognized as Team Posible, bearing truth that even the most unfortunate circumstances like blindness may give birth to moments of triumph. In fact, Gado and Aga recently joined the Salomon City Trail Manila 2015, a loop run that provides unconventional

challenges like running up the stairs, bridges and ramps, in the historic Intramuros in Manila. This run aims to elevate the running experience by bringing the trail to an urban landscape. The Salomon race is just one of the running events that Team Posible joined in. To support their running adventures in and outside the country, CORE has been partnering with The North Face and the Recreational Outdoor Exchange (ROX)—the largest outdoor sports and recreation superstore in Southeast Asia—for their needed apparel, footwear and other supporting equipment as well as their race registrations. According to Tin Villaflor, program manager of C.O.R.E., Team Posible opens possibilities for individuals who want to beat the odds, for people who want to go beyond the limits as they participate in various kinds of sporting activities in and outside the Philippines. Living/PAGE 7

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surrounded him. “It took me about two weeks bago ko naturuan si Aga (it took me about two weeks before I was able to fully train Aga),” Gado adds. “Hindi koin-expect na madali siyang turuan. Nagworry lang ako nung una kasi baka hindi kami magkarinigan pagnandun nasa race, namawala yung communication namin.Sinasabi ko pa kung kakanan o kakaliwa para ma-guide ko siya(I didn’t expect that training him was easy. At first, I was worried that we might not be able to communicate properly during the race. I had to coach him whether to turn left or right).” Both Gado and Aga use1-2-3 and a-b-c-d as their running codes to guide them through the marathons they participate in. The codes one, two and three refer to the speed while a,b,c and d refer to their position (left, right, front, back). Aside from these codes, Gado ensures that they are mentally and physically ready before the gunstart. Gado says, “Before,

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yria is like a powder keg. Since some hours, it’s official: Russia carries out airstrikes in Syria. After winning approval to send troops abroad, Russian military has conducted airstrikes near Homs, a rebel stronghold in Syria. Rebels have slammed Russia’s intervention, claiming the airstrikes killed civilians. I am writing this piece on Thursday October 1, 2015. Last night, US officials confirmed that Russia launched airstrikes near the Syrian city of Homs, known as a rebel stronghold since the early day of the war-torn country’s civil war. “They gave us a headsup they were going to start striking in Syria,” a US defense official told AFP news agency. The Russian defense ministry also confirmed the airstrikes. In accordance with the decision of the Armed Forces Supreme Commander of the Russian Federation, so official press releases, Russian air forces today began pinpoint strikes against ISIS (IS) targets on the ground on the

territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. The airstrikes follow the Russian Federal Council’s vote giving unanimous approval for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s request to deploy troops abroad. Allow me to ask: Rebels or militants? Putin’s request did not specify where the troops would be deployed, though Russia has built up its military presence in Syria , where it supports the government forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Khaled Khoja, president of the oppositional Syrian National Coalition, said on his Twitter account that the airstrikes left 36 civilians dead. “All the targets in today’s Russian air raid over northern Homs were civilians,” Khoja said. Another Twitter account affiliated with the Syrian rebel movement claimed that the civilian deaths included children. The account also said that the airstrikes were targeting rebel headquarters in “liberated areas.” A US official told Reuters news agency that the Russian airstrikes did

not appear to be targeting areas held by the militant group “Islamic State.” So? Assad in or out? The airstrikes follow Putin’s speech to the UN General Assembly on Monday in which he said that Russia was ready to join the “fight against terrorism” and strike “Islamic State” targets. I still remember Putin in telling the UN General Assembly, “We proposed that the fight against terrorism be incorporated into a binding international document and no country be allowed to use terrorism for the purpose of intervention in the affairs of other countries”. Putin has consistently sided with Syria’s al-Assad, telling members of the international community that a viable political transition must include the Syrian president. However, the question of al-Assad’s inclusion in a political solution has left many countries divided, with the US stating that Syria’s future cannot include the Syrian president. French President Francois Hollande also believes al-Assad has

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no place in a political solution for the wartorn country, with the Paris prosecutor’s office launching an investigation into the Syrian president’s complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. And? Powder keg Syria and its war-full surroundings keep on affecting Europe. Pictures are getting seldom, but it’s known that daily ten thousands refugees are still entering mostly Germany. A fatal attraction for whole Europe. Politically and economically. +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visitwww.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot.com.

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Western Union and BPI to boost money transfer across the world with international direct-to-bank service The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global remittance services announced an agreement with the Bank of the Philippine Islands (PSE: BPI) to promote a more simplified way for overseas Filipinos to send money straight to their loved ones’ bank accounts back home— direct-to-bank money transfer services. Western Union, the first to introduce money transfers, and BPI, one of the first banks in Southeast Asia, collaborate to add yet another milestone to the remittance industry. The international directto-bank service allows BPI account holders to access their remittances through nearly 820 BPI branches in the country and its offices and remittance centers

across the globe. “Western Union is transforming our business in response to consumers’ needs, providing speed, reliability, and convenience in the most accessible of ways. Our collaboration with BPI to offer international direct-tobank money transfer services further supports our position as a global leader in providing innovative solutions, high service levels and omnichannel integration for cross-border money movement to Filipinos around the world,” says Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union. “Combining BPI’s domestic reach with Western Union’s global footprint allows BPI account holders to receive funds from over 40 countries around the

Cezar P. Consing, President and CEO, Bank of the Philippine Islands (left), and Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, Western Union (right)

world within minutes*. This is but one of the many ways that we are addressing the most critical financial needs of many of our most important clients,” says Cezar P. Consing, President and CEO, Bank of the Philippine Islands. To send money directly to a BPI bank account via Western Union, consumers

simply need the recipient’s full name and the recipient’s BPI bank account number. The service is also available online in selected markets. Western Union’s international directto-bank service can rapidly and conveniently credit remittances from over 40 countries, including the USA, Canada,

Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway, Denmark to over 60 Agent banks in the Philippines. The service can also be accessed online at www. westernunion.com * Funds generally take minutes to reach a recipient’s bank account. Services and Funds may be delayed or services

unavailable based on transaction conditions, including regulatory and foreign exchange issues, identification requirements, consumer protection issues, delivery restrictions, bank operating hours, banking and local holidays, and differences in time zones. Additional restrictions may apply.

Dilao Shopping Center transfers Carmen branch to Yacapin Story and Photo by MARK FRANCISCO

DILAO Shopping Center has decided to transfer its Carmen branch altogether to Yacapin-Quirino. In an interview, Dilao Shopping Center owner Ethel Quinio said that for the past years, many patrons have requested that the retail shop transfer to a more convenient location where they can park. This is a definite testament that Dilao Shopping Center has already reached not just

the CD market but also the AB one in Cagayan de Oro and neighboring places of Northern Mindanao. Quinio assured its patrons and the rest of the public who will soon become ardent fans of Dilao Shopping Center that its YacapinQuirino branch is more convenient, more spacious, more presentable, brightly colored and presents a better vibe. Of course, it still retains its wide

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array of men’s wear, ladies wear, kids wear, general merchandise, shoes, bags, accessories, plastic ware, kitchenwares, blankets, mosquito nets and virtually all kinds of household goods. Dilao Shopping Center also has a branch in Guillermo St. Through the decades, they have sold the same line of apparel but Quinio attests that doesn’t mean that fashion inclinations of Cagayanons have not changed. “We definitely adapt to the times. We import only what is trending in the market that Cagayanons love to wear. And our products are of quality,” she proudly beams. Don’t just read this article. See for yourself and shop now at Dilao Shopping Center.

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origin of which many have made significant contributions to the economic development of the Philippines. Mr. Song committed to exert all effort to “fostering and consolidating friendship” among Filipinos and Chinese and promote socio-economic cooperation. “Local cooperation between China and the Philippines enjoys a promising future, including disaster reduction and prevention, urban transportation, poverty reduction, environmental protection, education, and healthcare,” Mr. Ronghua said, adding that these must be done, “without being disturbed by any factor.” In addition, he said he will serve as a bridge between both Chinese and Filipino businessmen to invest in both countries. Song assured that his office will provide better services in his consular district. 2015 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Philippines and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Chinese Consulate in Cebu. The Philippines and China enjoy the fastest economic growth performances in the world, growing at not less than five percent annually, while global

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growth averages only three percent. (with a report from SunStar Cebu)

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tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope! For believers, for us Christians, like Abraham, like Saint Joseph, the hope that we bring is set against the horizon of God, which has opened up before us in Christ. It is a hope built on the rock which is God.’’ + Pope Francis, Inaugural Mass, March 19, 2013 Archbishop Ledesma outlines two ways for the Catholic faithful to support the GCCM campaign: sign the petition, and on a more personal level, to live simply, and reduce your carbon footprint. “Climate change is a moral and political problem. Our human family is not solving this issue because our leaders have no political will to tackle it. So let’s raise our voice for climate justice, sign the petition urging world leaders to commit to ambitious climate action and solve this urgent crisis,” he said. “Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly support your everyday activities, mostly by burning fossil fuel that emits carbon dioxide. At a personal level, follow these tips to reduce your

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10th Judicial Region Branch 37 Cagayan de Oro City DR.RAMON M. NERY, FC Civil Case No. 2011-026 Plaintiff, -versus- FOR: DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF MARRIAGE JESUSA M. SARMIENTO, Defendant.

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More tuna came on the way in the mall’s Chill and Grill Tuna Festival, the only event that highlighted the tuna products during the festival week held at the mall’s The Fountain Court. Mouthwatering tuna products and other grilled foods were served to delighted Generals and local tourists while listening to the entertaining performance of top local bands. There so food places to choose from: Ranchero, A Taste of Singapore, Mama Titay’s Barbecue, Splash Corner, Jem’s Grill, Sibling’s Bistro and Chef Marjerioe’s Grill. Days and feasts Truly acknowledging the South’s important days and festivals, and making shopping an inclusive lifestyle to the Mindanao’s people, all the SM Stores in Mindanao also celebrated the Eid’l Adha at the end of September by giving out exclusive deals and discounts of up to 50%. All these celebrations are still the beginning.

“Team Posible originally refers to the relationship that coach Gado and Aga have. With this campaign, we hope to also enjoin the most vulnerable Filipinos to find their own adventure for themselves and have a renewed zest for life and personal adventure,” Villaflor says. Gado adds, “Gusto naming itong ituloy. Goal namin is dumami yung mga tulad niya (Aga), na maipakita sa lahat na ang mga disabled kaya nang makipagsabayan sa mga abled. Dito papasok yung inspiration, yun bang makita ng iba na kayang tumakbo ng mga tulad niya. (Our goal is to invite more people who are as special as Aga to show that even disabled individuals can compete with the abled. This is where inspiration comes in—we’d like everyone to see that people like Aga can also run like they do).” For his part, Aga asserts that running has become his outlet to feel alive again, proving

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 1Oth Judicial Region Branch 17 Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE FILE NO. 2015-196 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 file by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG FUND), mortgage, with office at J.R. Borja St., Cagayan de Oro City, against RENATO R. MARBAS, mortgagor, married to Doraliza L. Marbas, residing at C/O Dora Liza L. Marbas # 110, Zone 5, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 3, 2015, amounts to NINE HUNDRED NINETY TWO THOUSAND SIXTY EIGHT PESOS & 15/100 (P 992,068.15), inclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or her duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on October 22, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Tourism Bldg., Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency the following property with all improvements, to wit:

Pursuant to the Order of this Court dated August 19, 2015, notice is hereby given that a Decision in the aboveentitled case was rendered by this Court on October 29, 2013, the dispositive portion of which reads as follows: “WHEREFORE, premises considered, the marriage between petitioner Ramon M. Nery and respondent Jesusa M. Sarmiento is hereby declared null and void ab initio on the ground that the marriage is a bigamous marriage under Article 35 (4) of the Family Code.

SO ORDERED.”

WITNESS THE HONORABLE JOSE L. ESCOBIDO, Presiding Judge of this Court Branch, this 15th day of September 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. (SGD.) ATTY. EVELYN GEORGINA R. PANGILINAN-PALER Branch Clerk of Court CT: Sep. 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2015

other people are inspired by their determination to live),” Aga says. Aga concludes, “Ang race naman talaga is challenging eh, pero ang adventure manggagaling sa start hanggang sa finish line. Sana mahanap rin ng iba yung adventure na hinahanap nila kasi ako, nakita ko na(a race is always challenging, but the adventure comes from the start to the finish line. Hopefully, other people will be able to find their own adventure because I finally found mine).”

Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court of Misamis Oriental 10th Judicial Region Branch-20 Cagayan de Oro City RURAL BANK OF CABADBARAN, INC., Petitioner/Mortgagee, EJF FILE NO. 2015-110 -versusANASTACIO R. REVILLA AND CORAZON V. REVILLA Respondent/Mortgagor. x---------------------------------------------------/ OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF AMENDED NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE EJF-FILE NO. 2015-110 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118, filed by RURAL BANK OF CABADBARAN, INC., a corporation duly organized and existing under Philippine Laws, with principal office at address at Cor. Garame & Cabeltes Sts., Cabadbaran , Agusan del Norte with Branch office at Cor. DoloresTiano Sts., Cagayan de Oro City, against ANASTACIO R. REVILLA AND CORAZON V. REVILLA, of legal age, Filipino, and residents of Fausto Paasa Road, Tambo, Macasandig , Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 2, 2015, amounted to SIX HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT THOUSAND PESOS (Php 638,000.00), Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or duly authorized deputy will sell at Public Auction on October 29, 2015, at 10:00 a.m or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Tourism Hall Building , at City Hall of Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder, to CASH or Manager’s Check in Philippine Currency , the following property/ies described below with all the improvements included thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-111692

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-109576

“ A PARCEL OF LAND with all IMPROVEMENTS THEREON (Lot 1802-J-2-A, Psd-10-025362, being a portion of Lot 1802-J-2, Psd-10-014772, Cagayan Cadastre.) Situated in the Barrio of Bayabas, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindano.

“ A PARCEL OF LAND ( Lot 24434-C-8-B, Psd-10023315, being a portion of Lot 24434-C-8, Psd-10-015318), situated in the Barrio of kauswagan , City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindano. Bounded on the N., along line 1-2 by Lot 24434-C-8-A; x x x . . . Containing an area of Three Hundred ( 300) square meters , more or less. “

Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 18021, Psd-10-001252, on the SE., along line 2-3 by Lot 1802-J-1, Psd-10-001252; on the SW., along line 3-4 by Lot 1802-J-2-B, and on the NW., along line 4-1 by Lot 1802-J-2-C both of the subd. Plan Psd-10-025362. Xxx Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED (400) sq.m..

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place.

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above –stated time and date. In the event Auction sale cannot take place for whatever legal reason, the same will proceed on the following working day, without further notice, posting and publication.

x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x NOTICE OF DECISION

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that regardless of his condition he will be able to make his every run an adventure in life. “Para samgakatuladko, sanalumabassilasabox, yung malaman nila ang purpose nila kung bakit nagpatuloy pa rin yung buhay nila. Sana ma-enjoy din nila yung buhay nila dahil nakakapag-inspire sila ng ibang tao (For individuals who are like me, I hope they go outside their boxes and realize their purpose for living. I hope they make the most out of their lives because

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In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the public auction will proceed on the next working day, without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

September 9, 2015, Cagayan de Oro City.

Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-above-describe encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Done this 17th day of September, 2015, at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

(Sgd) FE O. BONTUYAN-BULARON Sheriff IV

(Sgd) CELESTIAL VENUS G. GELBOLINGO Sheriff IV

CT: Sept. 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 2015

CT: Sept. 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2015

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Italpinas joins PAFTOG 10-led Tree Planting Activity in Indahag Italpinas Development Corporation’s (IDC) premier green property in Northern Mindanao, Primavera Residences, has recently partnered with the Philippine Air Force Tactical Operations Group 10 (PAF-TOG 10) in their aim to conserve the environment through a tree planting activity in Sitio Calacapan, Brgy. Indahag last 26 September 2015. “As leaders to sustainable developments, it is our promise to the people

that we continue to build and rebuild communities through being frontrunners and supporters to the city’s environment advocacies. Through these activities, we can bring people together in attaining our goals in ensuring environmental sustainability,” Cesar Stefan Rago, IDC’s Public Relations and Marketing Officer, declared. Supported by different schools, colleges, universities, government and private

offices, PAF-TOG 10 has successfully planted 1000 assorted seedlings as reinforcement to the National Greening Program of the government to increase the awareness of the civilian populace in sustaining the environment through activities like this. “It is our delight to continue conducting tree planting activities to showcase/highlight PAF’s continuous support to the different programs of other agencies to help preserve the environment which, in a way, supports the AFP Internal Peace and Security Plan’s (IPSP) ‘Bayanihan’,” Lt. Col. Leo A Fontanilla, PAF (GSC) Group Commander, said. Italpinas Development Corporation has been in the forefront of sustainable developments

and passive green architecture. IDC has won numerous local and international awards for its high-performance design—featuring the best principles of passive cooling technology: shadow and sunlight control, wind cooling and shape performance. Its flagship development, Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro, has been cited as one of Asia’s top 10 clean energy projects because of its capacity to help residents save as much as 32% on overall energy consumption. Built in 2012, the multi-awarded building is located in a masterplanned community in uptown Cagayan de Oro. It has been effectively on the lead in promoting green advocacies in the city.

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