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Volume 3 | No. 05 | Cagayan de Oro City | September 5-11, 2015

Australian physicians in Oro for outreach program A

By MARK FRANCISCO, Staff Writer

N eight-person medical team from Interplast Australia once again trooped to Cagayan de Oro for ten days last August to hold surgeries for cleft palate reconstruction and realignment. Now on its 17th year, the Put a Smile project of Interplast Australia has netted a total of 77 beneficiaries who have cleft palate deformities, some coming from as far as Visayas. Persons who have these deformities usually suffer from low self-esteem and difficulty in social interactions with others.

“We have patients coming from Boracay, North Cotabato and Zamboanga,” reported Mar Paano, the chair of the Put a Smile leg in Cagayan de Oro this year. Interplast Australia is a not-for-profit organization working to improve the quality of life for people with disability as a result of congenital or acquired

medical conditions such as cleft lip palate or burn scar contractures. They do this by sending fully qualified Australian and New Zealand volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anesthetists and allied health professionals elsewhere in Asia Pacific to provide free surgical treatment for patients who could otherwise not be able to afford access to such services. Here in Cagayan de Oro, they’ve been hosted since 1998 by the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro. According to Carlos Gorospe who initiated the program that year,

he was moved to build a partnership with Interplast Australia because of the sheer number of children in Mindanao who are affected with cleft lip

palates. It is the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro which coordinates the entire program, helps the visitors identify and screen beneficiaries, provides

security and in-land transportation and their other needs. For this year, Interplast Australia sent in two surgeons, three outreach/PAGE 11

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Interplast Australia & New Zealand doctors making their final rounds before leaving for Australia. photo courtesy of rotary club of cagayan de oro

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The Celebration Continues HIGALAAY CARNIVAL PARADE 2015:

Article and Photos by: Clement Dampal II (www.bestspotsph.com)

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he Philippines is a country rich of festivals whole year round from January to December. It is said that each distinct festivals or commonly called “fiesta” has been part of the Filipino culture. These festivities serves and associated with specific purpose depending on the local communities either to commemorate and/or thanksgiving to one’s religious patron saint or to provide a sense of involvement to the culture and tradition of that particular locality. Nonetheless, the celebration continues. In Cagayan de Oro particularly, the most important religious festival is the Feast of St. Augustine celebrated every August of the year most specifically every 28th of the month. It is a month-long celebration of religious, entertainment, cultural, social, and tradition. It is a communal

religious feast to honor the Patron Saint Augustine which serves a cultural and religious significance to the city. One of the said activities is the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade, a street festival marked by merry making an explosion of colors and synchronized singing and dancing. Revelers walk and dance to an international beat and flavor of CarnivalCagayan de Oro style. Now on its 2nd year, the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade successfully concluded last August 23, 2015 (Sunday) with 5 contingents namely Macasandig National High School, Lapasan National High School, Barangay Carmen, Lumad Gusanon, and Barangay 21 stretching along Velez St. to Kiosko Kagawasan, Plaza Divisoria for the total performance. The event highlighted two types namely the Street dancing

harmonized by the beat of the music while enjoying their smooth presentation dressed to express the uniqueness of each locals, and the Carnival Queen featuring colorful and mixture of traditional ethnic inspired cultures showcasing the beauty of a Festival Queen. Participating groups were judged on their costumes, dance steps, and the totality of their given performance. Evaluated by respected individuals in the given field, the panel of judges includes Dr. Rowie Lim of Earist University in Manila, Ms Joan Bayona (Bukidnon Tourism Officer), and Mr Christian Aguado. Macasandig National High School was announced as the Champion of the Street Dancing category as they showcased their grand costume during the parade accompanied with lively and synchronized

dancing and received a certificate worth P100,000.00. Lumad Gusan-on garnered as the 2nd Placer receiving P60,000.00 while Barangay Carmen placed on the 3rd Row receiving P40,000.00. On the other hand, Ms Theresa Denesse I. Perez of Brgy. 21 (Kap 21 Gigi Go) was crowned as the Higalaay Carnival Queen for this year

receiving P10,000.00. Lumad Gusan-on topped the 2nd Place with P6,000.00 prize and Brgy. Carmen received P4,000.00 as the 3rd Placer of the said category. Other awards includes the Most Thematic given to Macasandig National High School, Most Disciplined Award given to Brgy. Carmen, and Most Festive Higalaay Award given

to Lumad Gusan-on. The carnival parade was also supported by the winners of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 Pageant as they waved their charms to the spectators, and the Neo-Higaonon dress of Emmanuel Mulawan, the man behind the winner of the World Costumes Festival Mindanao 2015. The event ended with an after-party.

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Huawei Talkband B2 D

A bluetooth earphone and fitness tracker in one

esigned with fashion in mind by the Huawei Aesthetics Center team in Paris, HUAWEIformally launches its next generation wearable device theHuawei TalkBand B2. The TalkBand B2 combines the connectivity of a Bluetooth earphone and the functionality of a fitness trackerin one elegant design. “As more Filipinos become health conscious, so does the market for wearable technology and Huawei is at the forefront providing consumers with products that combine style and functionality with the latest technology, says Charles Wu, Country Head for Consumer Business Group, Huawei Philippines. What differentiates the TalkBand 2 from other wearables is its Bluetooth

earphone which allows the user to answer those important phone calls. “Whether you are driving or your hands are busy doing something and someone important calls, the Talkband B2 has caller ID and immediately lets you know who’s calling. There’s no need to get your phone out of the pocket anymore,” Wu added. Free your hands The TalkBand B2 frees up your hands so you can keep them on the wheel, take down those important notes immediately and continue those conversations comfortably. The B2 vibrates to notify you of an incoming call and shows the name/ number of the caller on the screen. All you have to do is detach the earpiece to answer the

call. The TalkBand B2 is equipped with dualmicrophone, noise reduction technology and quality Bluetooth connectivity. It is also equipped with smart detection to understand whether the Bluetooth earpiece is on the wristband or not, allowing it to automatically push audio (music/call) to the smartphone or B2 bracelet. You can even connect up to two smartphones to the TalkBand B2 so you don’t have to choose which of your phones to pair it with. With its superb battery performance, the TalkBand B2 can last up to five days, and support continuous call time up to six hours, and 12 days’ standby time. The TalkBand B2 is also equipped with a pager to search and

locate your smartphone, regardless of the phone model, through vibration or ring tone alerts. “With its intuitive touch-and-swipe UI, the TalkBand B2 keeps you informed and updated wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, with on-screen notifications, reminders, alarms, tracking, and monitoring to keep you in touch with all the important things in life.” Charles Wu added. Smart Health Tracking With its innovative 6-axis motion sensor, the TalkBand B2 can automatically detect different activities with higher accuracy, such as walking, running cycling or climbing/hiking. It can also calculate the amount of calories burned by different activities to help you plan your workouts, diet and more. You can then sync the data with your mobile phone and even share your achievement with your friends via social networks. The same 6-axis sensor, likewise allows the TalkBand B2 to automatically identify and record motions accurately, detect the duration of deep sleep and light sleep, and provide consumers with health tips on ways to improve their sleep pattern.

Nino Carandang - Category Head for MBB and Wearables_ Charles Wu - Country Head for Consumer Business Group_ Patrick Ru - Product Manager for MBB and Wearables 2.

The metal bracket of TalkBand B2 is made of high strength, light weight aviation aluminum.The detachable earphone has a 0.73inch, mono PMOLED touchscreen that displays the name of the caller. When docked on its wristband, you can cycle through several different screens to show the time, steps taken, calories

burned and the number of hours slept by the user. The Huawei TalkBand B2 Sport Edition comes in black and white priced at Php 6990 while the Gold TalkBand B2 Executive Edition is priced Php 7990. The Huawei TalkBand B2 will be available starting today in all Huawei Brand Shops all over the Philippines.

HUAWEI TALKBAND SPECIFICATIONS SIZE

Height Leather strap version: 235.10mm TPU plastic version : 242.85mm 22.0mm 11.88mm

Width Depth

Weight Leather strap version: 32.2g (headset: 12.5g; strap with tray: 19.7g) TPU plastic strap version: 30.6g (headset: 12.5g; strap with tray 18.1g) Connectivity

Bluetooth 3.0

Calling quality

Dual-mic reduction

battery

95mAh

display

.73-inch, 128x88

working time

6 days (Depend on wireless call usage time)

standby time

14 days (BT connection off)

charging time

About 1.5 hour

button

Single button control, touch screen

interface

Standard Micro USB charging

sensors

A+G-sensors

ip57

Water and Dust resistance

os

Android 4.0+ IOS 7.0+

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Double the surprise with Red Ribbon’s new Double Deck Dedication Cake Cakes have been integral in every Filipino celebration, more particularly during birthdays. This time, Red Ribbon—one of the leading bakeshops in the country—is offering a double treat to your loved ones with its new Double Deck Dedication Cake. This two-layer cake offers more layers of chocolate goodness to make your child’s party an even happier birthday. With its layers of bursting chocolatey flavor, your child’s guests will surely line up for more slices. According to Zinnia Rivera, general manager of Red Ribbon, the new Double Deck Dedication Cake is a rich chocolate cake with fudgy chocolate icing topped with colorful sugar confetti, dots & stars. This can be personalized with one’s special message. “Mothers always want the best for their children. They are constantly finding new ways to recreate how their child will cherish their special day,” Rivera said. “With the new two-layer Dedication Cake, mothers can now make their children’s party two times grander without going beyond their budget.” Before, special two-layer cakes are only present during birthdays, debuts, weddings and graduation. Now, Red Ribbon makes it possible for families to make any

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day a bigger celebration while allowing more budget for other expenditures. While saving on budget, you can also share the slices of the cake with 26 people because it has a base layer of 8x12 inches and a top layer of 6x8 inches. This cake is now available in all Red Ribbon stores nationwide. “Now that there’s a double deck cake in place, there’s a bigger cake with a taste of premium for all the guests,” Rivera said. “Truly, Red Ribbon complements every Filipino table with its delightful treats, making every moment more worth-remembering.” As the company explores new product offerings to make every day worth celebrating for, Red Ribbon now offers its gold standard for birthday cakes in the form of its new Double Deck Dedication Cake. Rivera concluded, “Cakes are known staples for every Filipino table whenever there’s a celebration, may it be as grand as your son’s 7th birthday or as simple as your daughter’s achievement in class. Coupling the cake with a dedication as sweet as its taste is what makes the occasion more memorable.” To know more about Red Ribbon and its many delights, visit the website at www. redribbonbakeshop.com.

No light at the tunnel’s end! Latin Americans and Asians are happy that they do not need the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). But, Europe can no longer function without it. What’s behind the IMF’s interest in Greece? With loans totaling approximately $25 billion, Greece is currently the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) most important customer. “The IMF has crossed the ‘point of no return’,” says Rolf J. Langhammer from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in northern Germany. “Basically, it should have walked away at an earlier point in time. Now, it’s too late.” I think, unfortunately, the German economist is right, Langhammer has advised international organizations like the World Bank, the EU and German ministries, understands well why many of the 188 members of the IMF are not enthusiastic about the fund’s extraordinary attentiveness to Athens. Many developing countries feel that Greece

is a rich European industrial country. “Many developing countries think, ‘you have always been tough with us but you are always making exceptions for the rich Europeans,’” says Langhammer. They wonder why they should have to pay for a country in the euro zone. The professor feels there is a “great deal of logic” behind the question. It seems paradoxical: The term debt relief is a taboo in Latin America, Asia and Africa but that is exactly what Greece asked the IMF for. On August 14, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, made the organization’s position clear by saying, “It is crucial for Greece’s debt sustainability that its European partners commit themselves to significant debt relief, which goes far beyond the measures taken so far.” The IMF’s concerns about the sustainability of Greek debt, however, actually reflect selfinterest. “We know that from the Latin American debt crisis in the 1980s,” recalls the economist Langhammer.

“Then they argued that a haircut would increase the chances serving the interest payable on the remaining debt.” Does the fund simply defend the interests of its members by investing their money well? “The IMF is shouting as loud as it can so that no one gets the idea that it could possibly take part in a haircut,” says Jürgen Kaiser, the coordinator of Jubilee Germany, a German NGO that promotes fair and transparent bankruptcy rules. A very big problem: Christine Lagarde lacks explanations. The IMF had problems explaining what happened in 2002 as well. At that time, more and more emerging and developing nations distanced themselves from the organization. Sustained growth rates allowed them to form foreign exchange reserves and enabled them to pay off their debts. The IMF lost its customers and was forced to look around for new business opportunities. The IMF and the ESM, the European Stability

H ave M y Say

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Mechanism, came closer when the controversy over the definition of debt sustainability broke out this week. Now, the debt amount itself is not decisive, but the servicing of debt, instead. Europe’s lenders claim to have given Athens the best conditions possible to service its debt to the IMF. Maybe strong words, but the sky may fall in on Greece, but Greece will continue to exist as a state. Question only: what will we all pay for it? +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot. com or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot. com.

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LEADING RENEWABLE energy producer AP Renewables Inc. (APRI), a subsidiary of AboitizPower, currently operates two geothermal facilities in Tiwi, Albay; Bay and Calauan, Laguna; and Sto. Tomas, Batangas. It generates 390 MW of Cleanergy, AboitizPower’s brand for clean and renewable energy, providing reliable power supply to its customers in Luzon. In Mindanao, AboitizPower is currently exploring the potential of the region for geothermal power. photo supplied

AboitizPower Subsidiary Bags Envi Award AP Renewables, Inc. (APRI), an AboitizPower subsidiary, was awarded the 2015 Saringaya Award – Covered Industry Category by the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 5 for its implementation of various sustainability projects geared towards promoting community livelihood and environmental

preservation. The three entries of APRI for the Saringaya Award were the AdoptA-River project, nursery establishment and seedling production and the A-PARK “Aboitiz Passion for Agro-forestry and Reforestation to Keep” (A-PARK) program, a group-wide biodiversity enhancement project aimed at planting six million trees nationwide by 2020.

Other environmental programs of APRI are compliance to permit requirements, Information and Education Campaign (IEC) on air and water quality monitoring, hazardous and nonhazardous waste management, and operation of Tiwi multipartite monitoring team. “We rely mainly on natural resources

and we get steam from the ground. In return, we make sure we always take care of the environment through our environmental programs, and treat our communities as our important stakeholders benefiting them from our CSR programs,” shared APRI AVP for Facility Wilfredo Sarmago. The Saringaya Award is a regional competition intiated by the DENR

Regional Office V that gives recognition for remarkable contributions to environmental protection, conservation and management. Coined from the Bicol dialect, masaringaya, which means a green, abundant, healthy and balanced ecosystem, it has been considered as a premier award institution the whole Bicol Region since 2001. Currently exploring

the potential of Mindanao for geothermal power, AboitizPower remains true to its commitment of social responsibility and building good corporate citizenship by minimizing environmental impact, improving community livelihood, and promoting sustainability to its employees and stakeholders, all for a better future.

APRI Operations Manager Engineer Edgar S. Aurellano receives the Saringaya Award from DENR Region 5 Director Gilbert C. Gonzales and EMB Region 5 Director Roberto D. Sheen. photo supplied

Barangay 35 chair Modesto Ligtas poses with recently crowned Miss Barangay 35 Althea Neis.

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Republica Pinas, led by Herlyn Tabudlo, finished with 5,358 trophies to top the Visayas qualifier leg of the Philippine Clash 2015 held at SM City Cebu. The Mindanao qualifier will be held on September 5 at SM Lanang Premier, and interested clans may register at www.smart.com.ph/pages/PhilippineClash2015.

Cebu Baby 69, led by George Mendoza, finished with 5,131 trophies to clinch the second spot at the Visayas qualifier leg of the Philippine Clash 2015 held at SM City Cebu. The Mindanao qualifier will be held on September 5 at SM Lanang Premier, and interested clans may register at www.smart.com.ph/pages/PhilippineClash2015.

Smart welcomes top Visayas teams to Philippine Clash finals Leading mobile network Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has awarded the top teams that will represent Visayas in the Philippine Clash, the biggest nationwide search for the best Clash of Clans players in the country. The tournament, mounted by Smart in partnership with the Philippine eSports Organization, Philippine Clash of Clans Battleground and SM Cyberzone, offers over P2.3 million in prizes,

the largest gaming pool prize ever in a local competition. After hours of racing for trophies, Team Republika Pinas clinched the top spot with a with a net score of 5,358 cups while Team Cebu Baby 69 finished second with a net score of 5,131 cups, besting 20 other clans who flocked to SM City Cebu for a shot at representing the Visayas region. Best of the best players “We were really determined to win right from the

The Philippine Clash 2015 also features other exciting activities for CoC fans, such as a Cosplay competition, CoC tutorials by experts, games and raffles.

very start,” said Republika Pilipinas clan leader Herlyn Tabudlo. “The moment we learned about the competition, we picked the best players in our clan so we could bond online, practice and strategize. We came with a mindset to top the game, and we made it happen by communicating with each other all the time,” added Tabudlo, who revealed that his teammates even flew in from Laguna, Bulacan, Bacolod and Bohol to make it to the competition. “We are a war clan and we are very used to online tournaments but this was the first time for us to join a live one,” said Cebu Baby 69 clan leader George Mendoza. “We knew we had a shot at representing Cebu so we chose the most active and diligent players in our clan to field in the tournament.” Team sport “We definitely enjoyed the experience and appreciated more how much of a team sport Clash of Clans is – you definitely

need chemistry and cooperation among your group to make it to the top,” added Mendoza Republika Pinas and Cebu Baby 69 went home with P25,000 and P10,000 in cash prizes, respectively, and are joining the top teams from the NCR leg (Pinoy Playhouse and Filipinos 24/7) and Southern Luzon (Tribo Pilipinas and Pinoy Team Elite) in the roster of finalists that will battle it out in the Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Finals on Sept. 26 at SM Mall of Asia. Mindanao and Northern Luzon Qualifiers The upcoming qualifying legs are scheduled on Sept. 5 at SM Lanang Premier in Davao and Sept. 18 at SM Baguio. Any interested clan with five members may sign up at www.smart. com.ph/pages/ PhilippineClash2015. Verified clans will compete in a Royal Rumble format, and the top two clans with the most number of trophies gained after six hours of gathering trophies will advance to the finals.

The Philippine Clash 2015 Grand Champion will take home a grand prize of P500,000 in cash. On top of this, each member of the winning team shall receive a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 phone and Smart Bro Pocket WiFi. Enjoy Entertainment on the go with Smart Big Bytes 50 The top mobile game in the country today, Clash of Clans is one the many mobile games which Smart subscribers may enjoy using Big Bytes 50, a fullpacked mobile data offer that comes with 350MB worth of access to mobile games and other online apps, as well as

free 600MB worth of access to Fox, iFlix and Spinnr – all valid for three days for just P50. Smart subscribers can also buy Clash of Clans gems conveniently using their prepaid load or postpaid account via Smart’s Google Play carrier billing service (www.smart.com. ph/googleplay). For the full mechanics of the competition and details of the Philippine Clash 2015, visit www.smart. com.ph/pages/ PhilippineClash2015 and follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.facebook. com/SmartCommunications) and Twitter (@SMARTCares) for updates.

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Filipinos on-the-go. And to make every Filipino’s effortless shopping risk-free, the Lazada Mobile App also offers cash-on-delivery payment. So aside from the ease of being able to shop on-the-go through the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can pay via cash when their orders arrive on their doorsteps. Effortless Shopping tips to all Shoppers On the Go:: Secure Shopping • For mobile shopping, choose shopping sites with an app. It’s easier to use and most importantly, more secure as it’s harder to tamper with. • Check news articles about the shopping site to ensure it’s not a temporary online shop that will disappear after pocketing your money. • Ensure the shopping site has a return policy such as Lazada’s Buyer Protection: online shops without return policies can mean scam or unauthentic products. • Do not give your password to anyone. Online shops’ email support or call support personnel should never require your password for identification. • Only use your credit or debit card on sites with a padlock icon in the URL bar. This means the site uses secure communications to prevent any thirdparty eavesdropping. • Check for

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“Primavera Residences near to completion” announced at International Leadership Conference in CdO

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agayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental— Last August 15, 2015, a crowd of 500 gathered for the International Leadership Conference organized by Capitol University for their Executive Management Class of the Graduate School SY 2015-2016. With the honorary presence of Filipino, American, Turkish, German and Italian lecturers and personalities, among which the Governor Vicente “Bambi” Emano who, during his speech, underlined his commitment to contintue to help Misamis Oriental grow in terms of Tourism and in terms of overall support to businesses with needed infrastructure. Mr. Lorens Ziller, IDC Director for

should learn from the European Union Integration process on how it happened and who benefited the most in the aftermath. He also spoke about the new GSP+ “tariff-zero” admission of the Philippines with the EU for a large variety of goods manufactured and Corporate Affairs, produced in the spoke on behalf of Italpinas Development country and how this benefits and Corporation (IDC), cascades into different the developer of Primavera Residences industries from logistics and banking in Uptown CdO and to real estate. announced that the In the end he spoke second building of Primavera Residences about the importance is near to completion of international underlining the strong networking and the participation commitment of the in associations or company to deliver entities like the ICCPI results for its many (the Italian Chamber investors. Ziller, also Vice President of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines held a speech about the “Challenges and Opportunities in International Trade and Business” in which he underlined the new opportunities for business and partnerships that the Philippines has with ASEAN with a brief on what we

of Commerce in the Philippines) which promotes partnerships and cooperation between Filipino and Italian companies for import/ export opportunities and cross-country investment. The Italian Chamber, after the very successful “Aperitivo Italiano” networking events, is seeking new tie-ups with local chambers and plans to hold a series of similar events also in Mindanao and Visayas. On behalf of IDC he said that the exciting designer building should possibly be handed over within the next 60 days. This proves the value behind this

young development corporation who, apart from keeping up to the promise of his investors is also apparently preparing for public listing within the next few months increasing the returns for its own investors even further. Explaining the success of this Filipino-Italian company citing Napoleon Hill he finished with: “The only limits are those created by our mind” meaning that, where there is a will to succeed even in difficult circumstances there is a way if we don’t allow our imagination to see our success, which gained him a large applause by the

present crowd. The conference underlined the commitment from several private and institutional parties that a successful and growing Misamis Oriental with and International mindset will benefit all classes of society and bring new jobs and opportunities into an already thriving business environment. Where education, business and institutions are cooperating harmoniously there is definitely a strategic advantage for all concerned parties and ultimately for the people and our next generations. (Lorens Ziller, Corporate Affairs Director).

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anesthesiologists and three nurses. All of them automatically become honorary members of the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro. It is now the second year that Put a Smile was held at the JR Borja City Hospital. The surgery for a patient usually takes an hour although Interplast Australia usually does double operations who have both a cleft lip and a cleft palate. Such operations cost around P100,000 here in the Philippines or A$20,000 in Australia but Interplast Australia conducts it for free in Cagayan de Oro City. In 2013, Interplast Australia has dispatched 42 missions elsewhere in Asia Pacific – Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal and other places in the Philippines.

the first Ostrich egg was laid on August 30, 1996, however, the hatching was a failure. A year after, a successful egg-hatching was celebrated for the first time in February 1997 as a live Ostrich chick hatched after a series of improvements of the egghandling techniques and upgraded facilities. And the rest is history… Ms Noemi Marla C. Cinco, the LGU Opol Tourism Officer excited to announced the winners of the said cooking competition. Panagatan Restaurant was hailed as the 2nd Placer while the Prawn House Restaurant proclaimed as the 1st Placer. Apple Tree Resort and Hotel on the other hand, the first timer of the said event declared as the Champion for the Ostrich Festival’s 2nd Culinary Competition garnered a 90.11 percentage of score.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region Cagayan de Oro City OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE EJF File No. 2015-011 Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135 as amended by Act No. 4118 filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG FUND), against WILFREDO V. ISAAC married STEPHANIE UY ISAAC, with postal address at LOT 6, CABAL St., B89, AFPOVAL, PHASE 5, BAYANI ROAD, GLOBAL CITY , FORT BONIFACIO, TAGUIG METRO , to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of January 26, 2015 amounts to ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED FOURTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY EIGHT PESOS & 35/100 (P 1,414,528.35) , Philippine Currency, inclusive of interests, and penalty charges, the undersigned will sell at public auction on September 30, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Regional Trial Court, Office of the Clerk of Court, Tourism Hall, Cagayan de Oro City to the highest bidder , for cash or manager check and in Philippine Currency, the following property described below including all existing improvements found thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-172305 A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2-B, Psd-10-050442, being a portion of Lot 2, Pcs-10- 000108) situated in the Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. Island of Mindanao. Including all improvements existing and to be constructed/erected found thereon containing an area of TWO HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT (238) SQUARE METERS, more or less, registered in the name of WILFREDO V. ISAAC married to STEPHANIE UY ISAAC. 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 day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the title herein-aboved-described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Cagayan de Oro City, August 7, 2015.

Apple Tree Resort and Hotel’s Chefs John Rey Colance and Ronel Caligang showcased their entries during the completion with these dishes: Ostrich Steak with mashed potato and honey-mustard sauce, Ostrich A la Hamburger

and the Ostrich Kebab with Rice Pilaf that wowed the judges. Congratulations to all the participants and winners of the 2nd Ostrich Festival Culinary Competition and have a Happy Fiesta to the Municipality of Opol!

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL 10TH Judicial Region BRANCH 38 Cagayan de Oro City SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE EJF File Number 2015-173 UPON EXTRA-JUDICIAL PETITION FOR SALE under Act 3135 as amended, filed by RCBC SAVINGS BANK, with principal place of business at 31st Floor, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, 26th & 25th Sts., Bonifacio Global City, Taguic City, against SPS. ALONA R. PANTANOSAS and RESTY Z. PANTANOSAS, residents of # 6349 Banaba Steet, Reyes Village Subdivision, Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 17, 2015, amounts to Nine Hundred Sixty Four Thousand One Hundred Fifteen Pesos & 10/100 (Php 964,115.10), Philippine Currency, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, excluding other necessary fees and expenses of extra-judicial foreclosure and sale, the undersigned Sheriff or his deputies will sell at Public auction on September 22, 2015, at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter, at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 38, temporarily holding office at City Tourism Hall Compound, City Hall Compound , City Hall Cagayan de Oro City, to the highest bidder , for CASH and in Philippine Currency, , the real property described herein-below, with all its improvements found thereon, viz: “TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 137-2012009289 (Registered in the name of Sps. Alona R. Pantanosas & Resty Z. Pantanosas) Lot Portion of

: 74, BLOCK 1, PCS-10-004146 : Consolidation-Subdivision of Lots 1333&1335, All of CAD-237 LAND USE : Residential LOCATION : Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City BOUNDARIES : NE., along line 1-2 by Road Lot 12, PCS -10-004146 SE., etc., Containing an area of Seventy (70) sq. mtrs., more or less.” Prospective buyers/bidders may investigate for themselves the Title of the property above-mentioned and all encumbrances thereon, if any there be. In the even that said auction sale on September 22, 2015 will be declared holiday or non-working day, the same will continue on the next working day without need of further notice, publication and posting.

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT’ REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10TH Judicial Region BRANCH 42 Medina, Misamis Oriental -o0oIN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MINORS AIMEE JANE SENO KHO and ARMAN JAMES SENSO KHO, FC SP. PROC. NO.010-M (2015) Spouses ARMANDO S. KHO and MARIA JOYCE L. SENO-KHO, Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------/ ORDER On May 19, 2015, petitioners SPOUSES ARMANDO S. KHO and MARIA JOYCE L. SENO-KHO, through their counsel Atty. Eliud T. Pailagao Jr., filed a petition to adopt minors AIMEE JANE SENO KHO and ARMAN JAMES SENO KHO. Since, the petition and its attachments are substantially sufficient in form and substance, the petition shall be heard on October 28, 2015 (Wednesday), at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at Regional Trial Court – Branch 42, Medina , Misamis Oriental . At petitioner’s expense, let a copy of this copy of this Order be published before the date of hearing at least once a week for 3 successive weeks in Cagayan de Oro Times , a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Misamis Oriental. The Court Social Worker MS. AIDELIZA JUSON LUMBATAN is hereby ordered to prepare and submit the Child Study Report of the minors to be adopted and Home Study Report of the petitioners/ adopters/ biological parents before the hearing date. Upon receipt of this Order, the petitioners &/or their counsel should immediately coordinate with the court Social Worker for the preparation of the reports. Since the petition is intended to raise the status of the minors to that of legitimacy and since the petitioners are the biological parents of the minors to be adopted, the petitioners are exempted from undergoing the required counselling session/s by the social worker with the petitioners, and the supervised trial custody. Let a copy of this Order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, through the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor – Province of Misamis Oriental, and the Department of Social Welfare & Development – Field Office No. 10, through its Regional Director. So Ordered. DONE in Chambers On June 1, 2015 in the Municipality of Medina, Province of Misamis Oriental.

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The 2nd Ostrich Festival Culinary Competition Champion:

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he Municipality of Opol announced Apple Tree Resort and Hotel, the premier Resort and Hotel in Northern Mindanao, as the Champion of the 2nd Ostrich Festival’s Culinary Competition held last September 03, 2015 at Taboc Gym, Barangay Taboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Participated by the Chefs/Cook coming from different establishments particularly in Opol namely Titing’s

Kitchenette, Prawn House, Panagatan Restaurant, Seablings Restaurant, and Apple Tree Resort and Hotel competing for the 2nd Culinary Competition using the Ostrich meat as the main ingredient with this year’s theme: “Subayon ang usa ka tinguha hangtud nga magmalampuson”, the said competition was evaluated by qualified and experienced panel of judges started with Chef Candice Maureen RiconallaChan, and Chef Chef Candice R. Chan (Culinary Audrey C. Ramos, Institute of Cagayan de Oro) both from the

Chef Nelia B. Lee (COHARA President)

Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro joined by Chef Nelia B. Lee, President of COHARA (Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Restaurants Association) who served as the Chairman of the Board. Criteria for Judging includes the presentation and general impression with 25% from the total score which stated that the dishes should be appetizing, pleasing, tasteful, and attractive and the meat slices should be in proportion. Composition about 25% includes the taste that should be in accordance to the national standards of nutritional values, color

Chef Audrey C. Ramos (Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro)

John Rey Colance and Ronel Caligang of Apple Tree Resort and Hotel

and flavor should enhance each other with the taste of the main ingredient that is the Ostrich meat and is naturally enhance. Another standard for evaluation includes the correct preparation of the dish at about 20% which includes the sanitary and hygienic handling of food and cleanliness in the working area. To sum up the 100% possible score, the X-Factor also known as the Local Captivating Name of the dish composes of 10% was included, wherein the dishes must have that “special something”. BACK TRACK: THE BUSINESS OF OSTRICH FARMING IN THE

Apple Tree’s winning dish, “Ostrich A la Hamburger”

PHILIPPINES History suggests that in 1996, Mr Lorenzo U. Limketkai, an engineer together with his son Mr Heintje Limketkai started the business of ostrich farming in the Philippines and named it as the Philippine Ostrich and Crocodile Farms, Inc. becoming the pioneer of the Ostrich and Crocodile Industry in the country.

The father-and-son tandem bought their first three pairs of breeding Ostriches from Australia in July 1996 wherein Mr Heintje took a monthlong training course on Ostrich farming on the said country. Soon after, the first Ostrich Farm was opened in Barangay Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Accordingly, champion/PAGE 11

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