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Why Sir Chief is ‘way better’ than PNoy By NEWSDESK.ASIA

FOR OVERSEAS Filipino workers (OFWs), the explanation is not only simple but also very personal. Sir Chief is “handsome, charming and most of all”, the popular fictional char-

acter in Philippine TV, is “strong-willed and very considerate and kind to household workers,” according to Rey Perez Asis, program coordinator of the Hong Kong-based Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants. But Aquino, he said, has

been unsympathetic of the plight of OFWs, making him less popular compared to Sir Chief, played FilipinoChinese actor Richard Yap. The words of Rowena dela Cruz, a domestic worker for many years now, clearly summarized the sentiments

of OFWs over the Aquino government. “Sir Chief, even if he were just a fantasy, is something we can hold dear to our hearts. Aquino, on the other hand, is a nightmare for many of us,” said

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PNoy: Philippines stopped short of being called ‘paradise’ By Azer N. Parrocha, Philippine News Agency

It was such a resounding praise for the Philippines to be given titles like ‘most romantic’, and ‘best destination’ country, said President Benigno Aquino III, during his State-of-the-Nation-Address (SONA) on Monday. Aquino even said that he is not even surprised that the tourism industry in 2012 has reached a feat as registering 4.3 million tourist arrivals in our country, which is another new record high. “According to the Oriental Morning Post, we are the “Best Tourism Destination of 2012,” Aquino said in his SONA. “And it seems the Shanghai Morning Post fell in love with our country when they named us the “Most Romantic Destination of 2012,” he added. The president mentioned other titles like a scuba diving magazine calling the country the “best diving destination.” And Palawan is the “best island”, if you ask Travel + Leisure Magazine. “It seems they just stopped short of calling us paradise,” Aquino said. He said that aside from the country being recognized for its beauty, one thing he took pride in was the ability of tourism to be able to generate more job opportunities. “The DOT estimates that tourism created 3.8 million jobs in 2011,” he said. “The truth is, it is not just our scenic and most famed destinations that will profit from the arrival of tourists, but also the nearby towns that can be considered tourism support communities.” “(Also) the places from which resorts and hotels source the food that they serve, the souvenirs that they sell, as well as other products and services that provide a source of income for our provinces,” he added.

By Earl O. Condeza, Cheryll D. Fiel, John Rizle Saligumba, Ace R. Morandante, and Tyrone A. Velez all of DavaoToday.com

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A V A O City––As Pr e s i d e n t Benigno Aquino III presents his State of the Nation Address (SONA) today, Davao residents found little changes in their lives in the past year.

Folks such as Eddie Lopez, a garbage collector whose wrinkled face, thin frame and white hair makes him look older than his age of 47, said nothing has changed for his lot. “Murag walay paman koy nakita nga milambo. Parehas namo, wala man. parehas lang man gihapon. Daghan pa gani ang mga naglisod pa karon. (For us, I don’t see any improvement. There are so many people living in hard times now.)” As a collector he saw more poor people lying ACT ON ILLEGAL RECRUITMENT. A Filipina migrant worker in Hong Kong despondent in the city’s streets, including elderly calls for the government to act on illegal recruitment. Photo culled from Newsdesk.Asia and children. “Naa diha sa may Osmena park o, pirting daghan pod pod diha nagpait. Look at Osmeña Park now, there’s so many people sleeping there).” The poverty situation betrayed Aquino’s boast of the country’s 7.8% growth rate the past year. Gabriela Women Partylist Representative Luzviminda Ilagan said poverty has See sona, page 11

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Talk of the town

Devoted public servant By Tom A. Caballero and Celso Balmera of Mindanao Daily-Davao

THE new head of Sta. Cruz men endorsed to the town Governor Claude Bautista. “(The) peace and order police station in Davao mayor. del Sur has vowed to work Mandi was chosen for situation of the province is Marlon T. Gayog harder to maintain the his good credentials and highly manageable,” said peace and order of Sta. for his b eing s er vice- Mandi adding, “we will also Cruz town. oriented, the Mindanao soon meet with the local residents of Sta. Cruz to Chief Insp. Edito S. Daily-Davao learned. Mandi, a policeman for He said he will soon make them aware against MANDI seven years, was earlier launch an all-out war those people who are asking other government agenappointed as chief of Sta. against illegal drugs in for revolutionary taxes.” cies in regard to his plan Mandi also vowed to to neutralize dynamite Cruz police station from cooperation with the lowork hand in hand with fishing. among the five policecal chief executive and Earlier, the ISM said it bring closer to the typhoons’ survivors the needed basic services that the government has failed to address such as healthcare, psychosocial, basic infrastructures and sustainable agriculture projects. Well, I will not question the group’s motive and opinion because it has its own advocacy. I just hope that this group is not doing it to discredit the government’s efforts just to make the people believe that the government is really not doing anything to address the plight of survivors of THE 50-year-old American MIssionary Tom Macintosh starts his 10-day journey to raise awareness and funds for the two typhoons. Filipino missions in Mindanao. Mindanao Daily-Davao photos by Rosanna Javier For his part, Rep. Nelson Dayanghirang of Davao Oriental belied claims that the government did not extend the needed help for the victims of typhoons.

The sad plight of typhoon survivors LAST week, the 39 delegates from the International Solidarity Mission (ISM) conducted a humanitarian mission for the survivors of typhoons Pablo and Crising. After meeting with some of the survivors, the group claimed the local and national government have failed to help the survivors. Un i t e d M e t h o d i s t Church Pastor Frank Wulf, one of the delegates, said the government still has no concrete actions in regard to massive logging and large scale mining. Wulf also complained about the government’s alleged lack of transparency and accountability for its humanitarian relief efforts and the alleged militarization by the Armed Forces on the Pablo-affected areas––and the alleged US intervention.

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American starts 300-km journey to raise awareness By Rosanna Javier Contributor

WHILE major organizations in major cities have launched hundreds of fun runs, of varying distances, tagging many of the nation’s many charities and worthy causes as beneficiaries, a 50-year-old missionary will be taking a different route to drumming up awareness for his advocacy. Tom Macintosh, started his journey on July 20, a 300-kilometer walk from Davao to Cagayan de Oro City, apparently to raise awareness and funds for Filipino missions in Mindanao. The walk, which Macintosh intends to finish in 10 days, also aimed at addressing the problem of attrition which he said has been in the range of 34 percent for the last seven years. “We have been losing our most experienced workers and the programs they manage which include schools and tutorial programs, livelihood projects, long-term disaster relief, community development, and medical-

dental programs and clinics, among others,” he said. The walk is also a call of support to individuals, businesses, and organizations to pledge any amount per kilometer hiked for the cause (e.g. P10 per km x 300 km = P3,000). Macintosh, an American, has been residing in Mindanao since 1992 with Evelyn, his Filipina wife of 23 years and his four lovely daughters. He started work in the Philippines as a medical missionary in Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao. He is the founder of Philippine Gospel Commission Foundation which to this day works among the marginalized in Shariff Aguak. Macintosh, who speaks Tagalog and Visayan languages with the fluency of a native, is very Filipino at heart. Having worked with Filipino missionaries and among poor Filipinos, he has come to identify with their struggles. “When the media are no longer focusing their atten-

tion on the various problems that our Filipino missionaries encounter in the field, they (Filipino workers) are still in the field dealing with many issues,” he said adding, “sometimes we only focus on the victims and the programs and neglect the very people who take on complex challenges of implementing programs and taking care of recipients/victims.” He said: “As time goes, these missionaries who work at grass roots development become discouraged, traumatized and many would go on with their work without trauma counseling or stress debriefing, no pastoral care and no member care support.” Macintosh, a tennis player and scuba diving instructor, has been walking an average of 20-kilometer a day for a month now to train himself for the 300-kilometer walk. He also carries a pack and increases its weight to get used to the 40lbs of stuff (e.g. mat, tools, change of clothes, first aid kit, and supplements) he will be carrying for 10 days.

Well wishers can walk the first few kilometers with Tom as a send off on July 20 and he would also welcome others to walk a few meters or kilometers with him at any point in his Davao-Cagayan de Oro journey. With this event, a target of P300,000 is hoped to be raised to fund the specific needs of workers in neglected, disaster-hit and conflict areas in Mindanao, as well as to bring together a team of Filipinos trained in conflict resolution, selfcare and trauma counseling. “I hope they would focus on the cause and not just the hike.” Macintosh said. For those interested to sponsor or make pledges, donations can be made through cash or check payable to Sultan Kudarat Philippine Gospel Commission, Inc. for Philippine Peso Donations or PGC Foundation for US Dollar Donations. You can also visit their facebook page: “Hike for the Heroes” or, contact its facebook administrator Riza Acac Anggara.

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Congress urged to act vs toxic-laden children’s products THE threat from the marketing of toxic-laden children’s products is increasing and consequently, an environmental group decides to step up and draw lawmakers’ attention. As an advocate for children’s protection against harmful chemicals, the EcoWaste Coalition appealed on the eve of the Joint Session of the 16th Congress to carry out measures against to get rid of these toxic products. Some 100 units of low-cost kiddie bracelets, earrings, necklaces and rings, with prices ranging from P3 to P25 each were bought by the group from retailers in Metro Manila. These included 168 Shopping Mall, 999 Shopping Mall and at the bargain section of the posh Lucky Chinatown Mall. Out of the 100 samples of cheap children’s jewellery, 78 items were found to have harmful chemicals, particularly lead and cadmium, above levels of concern. Lead, a toxicant that primarily affects the developing brain and the central nervous system, was found in 72 samples with the painted guitar pendant of a P25 “Huangbin” necklace registering the highest level of lead at 132,900 ppm. Thirteen of these 72 items, mostly earrings with “Hello Kitty” designs that sell for as low as P12 per set, had lead over 100,000 ppm. Meanwhile, metal rings featuring “The Avengers” heroes and villains and costing just P3 each were found to contain 16,300 ppm to 39,600 ppm of lead. Cadmium, a cancer-causing substance, was found in 24 items in the range of 204 ppm to a sky-high 220,700 ppm that was detected on a P13 earring with See PRODUCTS, page 7

Gensan, Armm biz leaders hail Aquino’s SONA By Bong S. Sarmiento of MindaNews

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By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

ENERAL S a n t o s City––Six policemen in Region 12 are facing dismissal proceedings after being tested positive of using illegal drugs in random drug tests conducted last week by the regional police office.

Chief Supt. Charles Calima Jr., Region 12 police director, said Monday the erring policemen were among the initial batch of 80 police personnel Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MARK ANTHONY L. LIM Applicant/s

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in Region 12 who were subjected to drug testing last July 15 as mandated by the Philippine National Police (PNP) central office. He said the six policemen have already been relieved of their assignments and will be subjected to confirmator y tests and administrative proceedings. “ This is ver y disappointing since most of them have already spent a number years in service,” the police official said. Calima said the two of the policemen were previously assigned at the Police Regional Office 12’s Regional Special Training Unit and the Regional

Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit while the four others were from the Koronadal City police station, Isulan municipal police station in Sultan Kudarat and police precincts number 03 and 08 in this city. The si x p ol i c e me n, whose identities were initially withheld, hold the ranks of Police Officer 1 to Senior Police Officer 2 and already spent 7 to 26 years in active service. The official said Koronadal City police chief Supt. Michael Libanan, Isulan police chief Supt. Roel Surmese and the acting heads of the city’s police stations number 03

and 08 have been placed under administrative relief in connection with the case. He said they will be investigated for failing to monitor the involvement of their subordinates in such illegal activity, he said. “They’re also accountable for this since part of their duties and responsibilities is to look after the movements or activities of personnel under them and make sure that they’re not involved in illegal activities,” Calima said. The official said he has ordered the conduct of more random drug tests to cleanse their ranks of

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

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

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

RAZEL SALICE ALTA -Vendor DIONITA G. GUDEN -Vendee

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LUCIO R. YBANEZ Applicant/s

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CASE NO; 2013-10-1255 2008-10-1436

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APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience (CPC)as PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Iponan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 23rd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience (CPC)to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Lapasan (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Villanueva, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Apovel –Terry Hills Subdivision (all in Cagayan de Oro City )and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July, 2013.

KORONADAL City––Leaders of at least two business groups in Mindanao expressed satisfaction Tuesday about the State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino III. The President, midway into his term, delivered his fourth SONA Monday, highlighting the gains achieved and the initiatives needed to sustain the growth of the country. Bench Tacumba, executive director of the General

Santos City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation Inc. commended Aquino for doing a “good job.” “His pursuit for integrity in government service demonstrated positive results. It attracts more foreign direct investments because confidence on doing business is high,” she said. The gross domestic product growth of 7.8 percent for the first quarter of

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

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

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

ADELAIDA C. QUIEM - Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1238 GERALD C. VILLAMOR- Vendee 2009-10-478

MINERVA N. CABALES -Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1237 RABBONI M. DAWADIAS - Vendee 2008-10-1298

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APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line;Puerto to Balingasag, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Kisolon to Don Carlos –Impasug-ong –Malaybalay City –Valencia City and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July , 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Kisolon to Maramag –Malaybalay City –Valencia City and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority To issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE SERVICE on the line ;Malaybalay City to Kalilangan to any point in Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH -TRUCK service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 23rd day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line ;Cogon Market to Apovel –Patag-Westbound Terminal (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of two(2)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 31, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 23rd day of July, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

LUCIO/JOSEPHINE YBANEZ Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1261 2008-10-1187

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 24, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 24, 2013

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MDN: July 24, 2013

MDN: July 24, 2013

Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 23rd day of July, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: July 24, 2013

MDN: July 24, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ANDRE S. D. ALAR Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10- 1260

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 24, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MDN: July 24, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City LEMAR E. CADUNGOG Applicant/s

MDN: July 24, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

CASE NO; 2013-10-1269

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NELDA P. TERIC Applicant/s

MDN: July 24, 2013

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RTMI SPORTSFEST 2013 - Photos show actions at the start of this year’s Rural Transit Mindanao Incorporated (RTMI) Sportsfest, yesterday. Participated in by company officials and employees, the three-day activity is hosted for the first time by RTMI-Yacapin Branch in Cagayan de Oro City, under the stewardship of Mr. Diosdado Bravo, in collaboration with the Rural Transit Employees (RTEU), headed by Mr. Lemuel Oliverio. (Photo by Arjay S. Felicilda of Mindanao Daily and Mindanao Star)

NGCP joins Air Force Group Reserve fun run For the second year in a row, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) extends its support to the Philippine Air Force and the 71st Air Force Group Reserve (AFGR)'s fun run. Dubbed as the "2nd PAFRun for Service", the July 7 event was focused on continuing AFGR's mission to serve others. Proceeds from the event will be utilized to improve the group's response during emergency operations. Last year's donations were used to purchase rescue equipment, a feat which AFGR hopes to repeat this year.

NGCP Mindanao Security Division Head Maximo Trinidad confirmed the transmission system operator's support. "In recognition and appreciation for their invaluable support to NGCP, particularly during the power restoration and rescue operations in the aftermath of Typhoon Sendong, AFGR can be assured of NGCP's participation in their noble cause." AFGR is also a partner of NGCP in the implementation of anti-pilferage information drives in the region. The program is a con-

tinuous effort to boost security of NGCP facilities nationwide by encouraging greater community participation. The information campaign also includes an introduction to NGCP operations, transmission line safety reminders, and Republic Act (R.A.) 7832, also known as the AntiPilferage Act. NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country's power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through "power superhighways" that include the interconnected system

Representatives of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) join Air Force Group Reserve’s (AFGR) 2nd fun run, titled “2nd PAFRun for Service”, in Cagayan de Oro City last 07 July 2013.

of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. As a corporation with a public service orientation, NGCP partners with rel-

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SWS survey showing Pinoys ‘not doing anything’ against climate change alarming: CCC By Cheng Ordonez, newsCon Director

CLIMATE Change Commission (CCC) has started to feel the weight of the entire country when a big percentage of the Filipinos appeared to have done nothing in their personal capacity in efforts to reduce climate risk/s, resulting from Climate Change in the past three years. This was reflected in the recent national survey conducted by the Social Weather Station (SWS) for the first quarter of 2013, involving 1,800 respondents from March 19 to 22 that showed 63 percent of Filipinos did nothing to reduce the risks brought about by climate change. Although the SWS survey showed 66 percent of Filipinos are aware of Climate Change, Secretary Lucille Sering, vice chair of CCC, said the 63 percent passive Filipinos is equivalent to 100 percent and both government and private entities that are into Climate Change programs and projects must double their efforts to reduce the number. She said if the Philippines is to do its part in the global effort, Filipinos need a lifestyle change fast to combat climate change, which affects third world countries, like the Philippines the most.

Of the sample size of 1800 respondents, 300 of these are from Metro Manila, 300 from Luzon (excluding Mega Manila), 300 from Visayas and 900 from Mindanao. Mindanao had an oversample of 600 respondents in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. The SWS survey also showed poor understanding of how to combat Climate Change and that most of the respondents believed that the effects were confined to more sickness, Sec. Sering said. She pointed out that 24 percent of the respondents suggested the planting of trees to prepare for or mitigate the effects of climate change and 50 percent of respondents believed that there is an increase incidence of illnesses that climate change brings about. “Clearly, the understanding on climate change among Filipinos is shallow, judging from the responses made by the

respondents, and this worries us a lot,” Sec. Sering said during the weekly News Conference (NEWSCON) at the BusinessWeek Mindanao’s (BWM) Media Center on July 19, 2013, where she was the main guest. Sec. Sering said that while the Philippines did not contribute much on carbon emissions, it is on the rise, and the Philippines was one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. Sering pleaded to media to help the CCC reach out to as many Filipinos as they can and make them aware of what climate change truly is all about, even as she said that CCC will prepare for the holding of a Mindanao media forum on climate change to equip media practitioners of the current situations and approaches to combatting climate change. Sering also said the survey showed 38 percent of Filipinos knew little about what climate change was and what its causes are, adding 14 percent of Filipinos did not know what climate change was all about. Sec. Sering has encouraged Filipinos to start doing

something such as conserving electricity, especially so when coal-powered plants have become the alternative source of power in Mindanao due to the failure of hydro-plants to sustain the energy needs in Mindanao. GREENERATION Climate change, Sec. Sering said, is an urgent and serious threat confronting the world today and affecting most especially vulnerable sectors such as children and youth, who constitute nearly half of the world’s population. The sectors’ higher vulnerability to climate change is ascribed to their already tenuous conditions caused by social and economic challenges. In addition, it is their generation who is expected to endure the unprecedented consequences of climate change and environmental degradation if kept unabated. “For this reason, there is a need to empower children and youth in understanding climate change and its impacts, and appreciating their key roles in addressing the climate challenge. Their capability to influence

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and shape policies and programs of the government should be recognized. However, in order to better equip the sector with climate change knowledge and skills, mentors and educators should also be involved and capacitated,” she said. In August, 2013, the CCC will provide a platform that will provided both youth and educators to promote awareness and empower them in advocating and initiating climate change adaptation and mitigation actions in their respective campuses and communities. Dubbed as “Greeneration”, CCC and key partners will integrate climate change in children and youth initiatives of student and communitybased organizations through a conference, specifically aimed at launching the Greeneration as a campaign. To kick off the movement, the following activities will be introduced: (1) Philippine Network of Youth Leaders for Climate Change Action, a national network of youth organizations for climate change actions shall be created to serve as the voice of children and youth in the development of climate change-related policies and programs of the government, and assisting arm of the Climate Change Commission in information dissemination; (2) call for youth-led climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives, where participating schools and organizations shall also be challenged to develop and implement adaptation and mitigation initiatives, which will be featured in the Climate Change Consciousness Week on November 2013. TWIN PHOENIX Sering said the disastrous events the country experienced in recent years, such as those of

“Ondoy” and “Pepeng” in 2009 and “Pedring” and “Sendong” in 2011, showed how vulnerable the urban centers are to extreme weather events caused by climate change. “These areas should be given priority and a more focused intervention in terms of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk management (DRR) because of the heavy concentration of human population and economic activities,” Sering said. The AusAID supported and UNDP-assisted Project Climate Twin Phoenix, in partnership with the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) and the Provincial Government of Albay will conduct a study visit, called Peer-To-Peer Experience, for about 36 mayors from the different local governments in Mindanao in the province of Albay in Bicol. Through this visit, participants are expected to develop an action plan to foster learning by doing, peer-to-peer support to affected communities in Cagayan De Oro and Iligan Cities. Participants are also expected to develop an action plan to support the building of resilience of other LGUs in Mindanao to prepare for future disasters. The project will also have support from “responsible partners” coming from the government, academe, and civil society. Working to keep the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan safe from the adverse impacts of natural calamities, the CCC, in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Australian Aid Agency (AusAID), formally launch Project Twin Phoenix in simple ceremonies in Cagayan

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Until now, I am still very thankful that we have a President who is not embroiled in any corruption charges and as a bachelor does not have a spouse who could have behaved like Imelda during Marcos’ time or Big Mike during Gloria’s watch. In fact, I’d dare say here without fear of contradiction that President Aquino’s being a bachelor contributed greatly to his ability of having his nose above the murky waters of corruption where his immediate predecessor drowned herself in. It was in this spirit that

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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II I glued myself on the sofa Monday afternoon to listen to Aquino’s fourth State of the Nation Address, a duty imposed on him by the Constitution so he can make an accounting to his boss of what is happening

to the country and where we are going. He made good in making an accounting of the state of the nation for the last 12 months. But sadly he failed miserably in laying down a clear blueprint or

roadmap where he wants to steer the nation to in the next 12 months. This failure left so many of his bosses dismayed. An ideal Sona should discuss the successes and failures of the past year and lays down clear and doable strategies at how to correct past failures, replicate past successes and where we intend to be and how we can reach there and how we achieve them. The one hour and forty minutes Sona of Aquino Monday afternoon just talked about the successes and just touched in See SONA, page 6

I love my Mindanao

ruel pelone Managing Editor Cheng Ordonez Associate Editor

The fourth Sona

“My Mindanao” Sounds very egoistic, doesn’t it? Daybreak. dawn. early morning. Arduous I do try to keep my eyes open, so that I must not miss this great spectacle again: an unforgettable sunrise paints the environs with all color the nature puts at its disposal. I’ve put in a large portion of my life just trying to make things easier for my loved ones and myself. I feel having all the time of my life I want in my hands. I pray to God that this might be the place to settle down, where I can relax, take things easy and where I can spend the second half of my life. Once upon a time... . Meanwhile, that’s reality. I am here since more than

their vintas, which are the caravans of the oceans. Mindanao, this part of the Southern Philippines is the melting pot of Christians and Moslems, of foreigners (let’s call them expatriates and count me in!), or such tribes such as Badjaos, Subanon, Tansug, and Yakan. I mention this already earlier at this corner: I really don’t care travel advisories regarding Mindanao and the whole Philippines. I stayed

in Egypt and other “dangerous” countries. I have never care about travel advisories. How much more now! Yes, my dear fellows, I am a foreigner who lost his heart to Mindanao. I am staying for good after visiting the second largest island of the Philippines with mosques towers and women, dressed in MALONGS, blessed paradises for nature loving people, who admire exotic plants, boiling volcano springs, plunging waterfalls, torrential rivers and much more. I love “my Mindanao”. I clasped Mindanao to my bosom. I would like to recommend Mindanao warmly to everybody. Mindanao, the land of hope and promise....

control people, so we have to give them space to grow at their own pace. That is the principle of loving detachment. We can only guide them, pray for them and love them. But we cannot control them and arrange their lives for them. There is a point where we have to detach, lovingly. Many families break up, and nations go to war, and people commit murder, because they don’t understand and accept the concept of separate realities. By respecting people’s separate realities, we surmount a lot of problems that estrange us from our loved ones. Instead of trying to change them, we acknowledge their right to their own personal opinions. We no longer argue over differences. We are just grateful to share their love, and rejoice in their presence. A heavy load is lifted, and this sets us free to be happy.

You may argue that there are some things that are really bad, and they need to be confronted. Like we are appalled why this intelligent guy chooses to live life as a lazy bum. Or we are dismayed why this attractive girl picks a loser for her lifetime partner. Armed with understanding and acceptance, we treat these things as unfortunate weeds scattered in the glorious landscape of life. We do the best we can, with what we have and what we know. Looking through the eyes of love, we see the innocence and lack of malice in their behaviour. We will never be justified to pull the trigger on the loaded gun of judgment. Rather, we are called upon to reach out with compassion and forgiveness to those who are misguided and mistaken, because “they know not what they do.” No matter what success and honors we achieve, if there is no harmony in our relationships, they taste like ashes in our mouth. As we practice the concept of separate realities, the clear waters of peace will gush out from the cool spring of harmony. It is ours to drink, to enjoy and to be refreshed.

Have my say Klaus Doring 15 years. Why do I love Mindanao? This natural beauty makes me cheerful as well as the relationship to the arm and friendly people living here. I can learn from them about diverse ethic cultures and its very special way to live life even with the struggles and trials or in painful poorness. I experienced the sea gypsies from Zamboanga, the Badjoas and their boats,

Harmony in our relationship

“The most difficult thing to maintain in this world, is our relationships.” It is close to impossible to live with another person in perfect harmony, understanding and peace. No matter how precious or important or beloved this person is, at some point, conflict will inevitably rear its ugly head. This is due to the principle of separate realities. We all interpret things differently. We look at the world through unique, individual eyes. Our reality is made up of the memories, experiences and beliefs that we have collected through our journey in life. It is separate, different and distinctly our own. The principle of separate realities is not a heavy philosophical concept. It is practical and full of common sense. We already know that we all think differently, yet we ignore this fact and forget to apply it in our lives. When we deeply understand that we will always have different thoughts and opinions, and we put this understanding into practice, we will enjoy harmony in all our relationships. Our family ties and interaction with other people will flourish, like a

Words for bullets Girlie Gualberto Suan hardy Talisay tree planted by the river bank. We w i l l n o t o n l y strengthen our bonding, but we will also acquire serenity. We stop dissipating our time and energy in the futile attempt to wrestle people into our way of thinking. Everytime we dig in & defend our ideas, believing them to be the right ones, we add to the chaos, pain & sadness of the world. When I hammer away at my husband or children, trying to convince them of the correctness of my viewpoint, it’s like prying loose the septic tank cover. I feel the filthy slime of suffering starting to ooze. I now tightly embrace the principle of separate realities, like a dangling mountaineer hanging on to his rope for dear life. As an added reinforcement, I also enthusiastically espouse the practice of loving detachment. We do not have the power to


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A Friendship Run that unites Davao City By Joy Monteza and Ian Fulgencio

Davao City – It was a great success for Peoples Park Runners Club of Davao Inc. who organized the “10k friendship Run”. The event was participated by the RSTU II PNP Scout Masandalan 2013-01 under the supervision of Police Superintendent Narciso O. Bayugo, DSC and with other sectors who joined the fun run. The event started around the officiating staffs was so 5:45 am with a fire starter thankful to all who supports warm-ups and stretching’s and participated the event. command by Sgt. Edwin C. The winners for the Male Alejaga then followed by an Open category are Anthony opening prayer led by Mario Nerza Champion, Sonny WagElcanner and the National dog 1st runner up and Michael Anthem led by Ian Fulgencio. Ian Constantino 3rd runner Master of the Ceremonies up. For the Female Open Catis MDN-Davao Marketing egory are Vivian Avergonzado Executive Joy Monteza and Champion, Criselyn Jaro 1st Media Interns Daryl Ababon runner up and Cellie Rose and Jissa Grace Ruiz. The “10k Jaro 2nd runner up. Friendship Run” was catego- The winners for the Male Age rized by ages and at least 400 category of 19 years old and participants registered to be below are Mark Anthony Traya part of the event. The route 1st runner up, Aslan Pagay is from People’s Park and the 2nd runner up, and Edrian turning point is at Belisario Bentulan 3rd runner up. For Heights Subd. Lanang, Davao the ages of 20-29 years old are Rolly Paderna 1st runner up, City. It was a success for the Arnie Macaneras 2nd runner association that the event up and Lloyd Malinao 3rd runhas come to realization. The ner up. For the ages of 30-39 preparation for the event was years are Gilbert Maluyo 1st too short that nobody expected runner up,Elmer Bartolo 2nd a success like this. The objec- runner up and Alex Fulgencio tives for the said event are to 3rd runner up. For the ages purchase a 2 unit’s drinking of 40-49 years old are Mario fountain, additional feeds for Elcaner 1st runner up, Alex the doves and for the beauti- Mohammad 2nd runner up fication of People’s Park. The and Jun Veroy 3rd runner up. president of the association For the ages of 50-59 years old Rodolfo Z. Oberez, Race or- winner is Felcito Gitacay. For ganizer Richard Comajig and the ages of 60-69 years old the

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passing the failures and totally evaded any discussion of what to do in the future. Was this deliberate? I don’t know. But his failure left the people in a quandary how they can positively heed his call for them to rally behind his leadership. While it is true that leadership is about leading the people in their journey, Aquio seems fuzzy about what this journey is all about and where it is headed. But Aquino’s failure to discern and comprehend the nuances of this journey is not his alone. His predecessors, including his late mother, had consciously or unconsciously evaded doing what a leader like them ought to have done. I said consciously or unconsciously because I don’t want to pass judgment on them for it is between them and their consciences. In any race or nation that journey is the journey of the mass of the people toward fullness and abundance of life. The minority who are very rich do not need this journey for they are already swimming in abundance with their stomachs and bank accounts bursting in fullness. This is the naked truth about this journey. But like the Egyptian masters of the Israelite slaves in the biblical times, the minority who are literally swimming in abundance with their stomachs and bank accounts bursting in fullness do not want to let go of the

masses so they can undertake their journey toward fullness and abundance of life. This journey is anathema to greed, the biggest single factor that makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. If the poor are not made poorer logically the rich will not become richer. So for the rich to become richer, they need to make the poor poorer. Sadly this is the reason why the economic growth the country is undeniably experiencing now that Aquino bragged about in his Sona could not trickle down to the masses, why it could not be inclusive. That economic growth is propelled by greed and thus its fruits will just be confined among the greedy few. This was clearly pointed out by the country director of the World Bank here, Konishi Motoo, when he declared that 78 percent of the experienced economic growth was confined in the hands of 41 families only. If Aquino truly wants to make the gains of economic growth inclusive then he should start transforming greed into selflessness. In this regard, what he can do is simply plant the seeds of this transformation effort hoping that the presidents who will succeed him will commit themselves to water the seed of transformation for it to flourish and fully grow three generations from now which is the normal gestation period of transformation. But if the succeeding presidents will not take care of the seeds

The officiating together with Hon. Coun. Mabel Sunga Acosta And Ms. Liza Panal. Photo by Daryl Ababon

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winners are Bonifacio Vismanos 1st runner up, Manuel Vismanos 2nd runner up and Barnon Elizer 3rd runner up. The winners for the Female Age Category of 19 years old and below are Dymie Rose Jaro 1st runner up, Mae Barit 2nd runner up and Romelyn Depillo 3rd runner up. For the ages of 20-29 years old are Cynthia Jaro 1st runner up, Emily Avergonzado and Nareka Rebong 3rd runner up. For the ages of 30-39 years old are Monaliza Ambasa 1st

runner up, Sherlyn Mindalano 2nd runner up and Ronalista Albarin 3rd runner up. For the ages of 40-49 years old are Estela Diaz 1st runner up, Luzviminda Nuttal 2nd runner up and Dahlia Lanaban 3rd runner up. For the ages of 50-59 years old are Thelma Neri 1st runner up, Panen Ernita 2nd runner up and Pacita Ranola 3rd runner up. For the Youngest Runner Award is Nino Lacherda. For the Oldest Runner Award is Jimmy Lapangpangan.

The guest speakers and Board Director added colors to that event. Hon. Councilor Mabel Sunga Acosta in particular who talked about her appreciation towards the activity, and also shared that only for the said event her punctuality awakens. Acosta being one of the highlights of the event handed the award to the winners together with Ms. Liza Panal representative of Hon. Councilor Edgar ibayan’s and the Board of Directors Mr. Danilo Valleser, Mr. Domingo

Abracia and Mr.Reynaldo Ingusan. The event was sponsored by Hon. Councilor Edagr Ibuyan, Mr. Domingo Abracia, Mr. Danilo Valleser, Mr. Tony Talip, Natures Spring, Brokenshire College, The University of Mindanao, Batching Sports, Power Sports Run, Davao Diamond Industrial Supply inc. RE Trucking, Carsyl Trucking, Nippondenso Surplus, Casmund, GEO 88, Meriil Garment and Majestic Ice Cream.

of transformation, which is what Aquino could only do during his term, transformation of self and society will remain just a dream, an elusive dreamA. Aquino’s failure to lay down a clear road map of the people’s journey under his leadership manifests two things. He does not want to undertake this journey because it means going against the current where greed that is making the poor in this country poorer and the rich richer is the social norm or he does not really understood what is this journey all about. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jebaconii@ gmail.com. This can also be read at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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working on a solution for this—but we are also aware that a problem that has been ignored for an entire decade cannot be solved overnight,” Aquino said in the English translation of his SONA released by Malacanang. “Right now, we continue to take steps to address the shortages as well as provide for immediate needs. We have helped electric cooperatives bring in generator sets (gensets) that will reduce brownouts; and this will continue until the plants that will supply the region with more electricity are completed,” he added. Aquino, however, admitted that the plan of the government to introduce gensets is facing resistance. “But the critics will ne ver f u l ly dis app e ar. S ome are complaining that the price of electricity will increase with the usage of diesel-fueled generator sets. Hydropower is abun-

dant now because of the rainy season, so we hear objections to the generator sets. But come summer, many will once again complain about eight-hour brownouts,” he said. Aquino said the government wants more power plants built not just in Mindanao but also in other parts of the country. Datu Haron Bandila, chair of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Business Chamber, said that Aquino is “doing everything well” in terms of addressing the electricity problem in Mindanao. “I rate the President’s SONA very satisfactory,” he said. Bandila also pointed out that he was impressed by what Aquino had done for the Mindanao peace process. But he must still address the rising cost of fuel and unemployment in the country, he said. (Bong S. Sarmiento/MindaNews)

jewelries and accessories has gone unabated to the detriment of Filipino kids who are easy prey for some callous manufacturers,” Lucero said. “Lawmakers of the 16th Congress have the opportunity to correct this chemical injustice against defenseless children by enac t ing a robust l aw that will eliminate toxic substances in products marketed to children,” she added.

For the past two years, the group gathered solid evidence illustrating the widespread trade of unlabeled and unregistered toys loaded with excessive levels of toxic metals such as antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead and mercury. A total of 313 of the 518 toy products tested by the EcoWaste Coalition had one or more toxic metals above levels of concern in 2012. (Media ng Bayan)

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2013 cited by the President, which is recorded as the highest in Southeast Asia, signals that our economy is robust and our competitiveness’ indicators are in good showing, Tacumba added. But on the Mindanao power problem, Tacumba noted the President’s statement “sounds too careful though he directly revealed that steps will continue to address the decade-long crisis.” “With a huge problem such as this, I expect a more thorough and concrete remark on the matter,” she said. The President said in his SONA that the recurring blackouts in Mindanao made up the long list from page 3 of problems he inherited illegal drug users and from the past adminispersonnel who are possibly tration. in related activities. “From the ver y b eHe said they have also ginning, we have been tightened the recruitment process for police applicants through stringent from page 3 evaluation and tests. “As part of our antia yellow star design. corruption drive, we’re Acting National Coornow publishing the names dinator of the EcoWaste of the applicants so any Coalition, Aileen Lucero person who may have some said in a statement that concerns with them can politicians should “rise immediately contact or to the challenge and coninform us,” Calima said. sider such vital legislative He said they will make measure a priority.” sure that any applicant who “ T he probl e m w it h has questionable back- toxic chemicals lurking ground will not enter the in children’s products such police service. as toys, school supplies,

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P-Noy says Mindanao’s power crisis over soon By NELSON V. CONSTANTINO BusinessDaily editor in chief

PR E SI DE N T B e n i g no Aquino III on Monday a s su re d M i nd a naoa n s the government is bent to curve the widening energy deficiency on the island with measures already at hand to end the impending crisis. He a lso enjoi ned all sectors to be part of the solution and not to discourage initiatives aimed to bring back to normalcy the island’s power supply. During his State of the Nation Address (SONA), the President said among the long and short-term solutions include construction of more

power plants, particularly renewable energ y (R E) projects in the Philippines, acquisition of modular gensets for power coops, t he Interruptible Load Program (ILP), and the Interim Mindanao Electric Market (IMEM). “I believe in RE and I support this but we have to make sure that we have the needed baseload,” he said. Aquino said the country has lots of potentials like wind and hydro projects. He cited the need for the construction of more energy plants as the economy continues to grow. He, on the other hand, warned that energy projects need not mushroom without

Unified Test: Boon or Bane? by Celieto B. Magsayo

The Unified Test is a recent innovation undertaken by public schools, particularly school districts and even school divisions to gauge students’ learning at the end of a particular grading period. Basically, it is fashioned as an assessment tool to measure students’ learning abilities within a specified time frame. Unified test is made following a set of competencies or skills intended to be taken up and developed in a given grading period, among learners. Hence, mentors’ teaching skills are put to test in this newly introduced assessment scheme. A teacher is expected to cover the required lessons in a particular period to expect remarkable scores from students during the conduct of the unified test. This undertaking produces a positive effect on teachers since it motivates them to improve their teaching skills and ability. Any inadequacy in teaching performance more so, in terms of learning coverage, is best validated by the result of this “one size fits all” kind of test. There is no question that administration of a unified test does good to teachers since the intention of which is to find out how far does the teacher have gone in his or her lesson coverage within a prescribed period. The brewing issue now is whether the unified test is also equally beneficial to the learners, as it does to the teachers. Does it consider the mental ability and capability of students to internalize and grasp what has been taught to them within a specified time? For students with high and average mental abilities, a unified test is advantageous since it helps stimulates their intellectual faculties particularly in terms of speed and alertness. However, the problem apparently lies among the below average or categorized as slow learners. In such a case, the limitation of learners’ mental ability should also be taken into consideration. It boils down to the issue of quantity versus quality. If the coverage of lessons being taught within a particular grading period is too broad to be absorbed by slow learners then the formulators of the unified test should also address this problem in line with the ultimate goal of learning process which is to produce a learned individual. Though, there is a bureaucratic structure which outlines learning procedures that have to be followed, however, pressing problems encountered in the course of its implementation should also be acted upon, in order to improve the prevailing assessment practice/s as well as to reduce the impact on the issues being posed upon the unified test scheme’s validity and fairness. (The contributor is a public school administrator assigned in the Division of Misamis Oriental.)

the necessary requirements put in place. Thus, he denounced people who continuously question the government’s decision on ensuring that there is enough capacity all over the country. “Will our critics continue to criticize us if they are busy making themselves comfortable amid the hot weather? Let us all be part of the solution,” he added. The government has a 50 megawatt (MW) quota for solar energy plants, 200 MW for wind, 250MW for biomass and 250MW for mini-hydro. The Department of E nerg y (DOE) ha s established the feed-in-tariff (FIT) incentives to be given to RE proponents that will finish their power plants DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALES

ahead of the rest or based on a “first come, first serve” basis. Granting of FIT is stated under the Renewable Energy Act of 2008 to encourage proponents to put up more RE projects. Under t he law, R E providers will be given a definite amount of time to charge fees directly to consumers. Also recently, President Aquino issued Executive Order 137 mandating the implementation of t he Mindanao modular gensets program to firm up and fast track the process of assisting electric coops through the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO) and generating direly needed capacities either via rental or acquisition option. “This latest directive DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTEREST

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MAURA VDA. DE AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 25th day of May, 1968; FAPENIANO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 27th day of June, 1996; FELENDIO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 24th day of February, 2004; and BALBINO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 11th day of March, 2008, all at Cagayan de Oro City; left a parcel of land being co-owners and co-possessors, particularly described as follows, to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 19198, Cad-369-D), situated in the Barrio of Agusan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINE (3,309) SQUARE METERS, more or less, and covered by OCT No. P-2718, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALES; namely: JOVENCIO C. AYUPAN, of legal age, married, Filipino; FAPENIANO C. AYUPAN (dec.), died single without any children nor adopted child; FELENDIO C. AYUPAN (dec.), died single without any children nor adopted child; ROGACIANA A. DOMINGO, of legal age, married, Filipino; BALBINO C. AYUPAN (dec.), represented by his daughter: EDNA A. BALBUENA, of legal age, married, Filipino and GUADALUPE A. DADOFALZA, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; herein-after referred to as the HEIRS-VENDORS, after being duly sworn, are the only, sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs, which parcel of land was now subdivided and portion of it is now the subject of this sale. As per Doc. No. 499; Page No. 100; Book No. 91; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late JOVENCIO C. AYUPAN, who died intestate on the 22nd day of September 2012 at Cagayan de Oro City, left a portion of Parcel of Land and covered by OCT No. P-2718, and more particularly described as follows to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 19198, Cad-369-D), situated in the Barrio of Agusan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED NINE (3,309) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTEREST made and entered by and among MERCURIA L. AYUPAN, of legal age, widow, Filipino; MANUEL L. AYUPAN, of legal age, single, Filipino; NOEL L. AYUPAN, of legal age, married, Filipino; MARIA ANA A. RATUNIL, of legal age, married, Filipino; and MICHAEL A. BUSCADO, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City, are the only, sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs. I, MERCURIA L. AYUPAN, do hereby WAIVED, RELINQUISHED, and QUITCLAIMED all my rights, interests, claims, shares and participation over a One-Half Portion of the above-described Parcel of Land known as Lot No. 19198-D-2, with an area of Three Hundred Thirty (330) Square Meters, more or less, infavor to my children, namely: MANUEL L. AYUPAN, NOEL L. AYUPAN, MARIA ANA A. RATUNIL and MICHEL A. BUSCADO, as per Doc. No. 433; Page No. 87; Book No. 98; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

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GRATEFUL LEADER A GOOD EDUCATOR

WENDELL C. CATAM-ISAN, KIBURIAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, Kiburiao,Quezon,Bukidnon

“Great Power comes with a great Responsibility”. To be a leader for me is a great opportunity, touching and inspires the life of a member is my goal. Charisma is one of the qualities in dealing people that needs to be nourished and I believe this is a virtue. It is unusual to win the trust of the people and it is not easy to be a leader if we are afraid of the challenge. To work with sincerity is a requirement to lead and that is how to win the trust and confidence of the people that surrounds us. A leader with direction where you are going to set your goals and to have a focus that no one will left behind. The qualities that I have mentioned above will make everything easy. A leader should be responsible

in all aspects of our life and be responsible to the need of the member because I believe the success of an organization will depend on the cooperation of every member. The role and functions of being a leader will always be considered but a limit should be set always for us to remind our self that they are all unique individual who are capable to commit mistake. A leader uses his or her heart for me is a necessity, a heart that is sensitive to the need of others, to have a quality of life. Leader who listens to the clamor of a member and firm in every decision they made because they weigh things for the welfare of everybody not for anybody. A leader by example because

many people look up to you and those people have a lot of expectations that need to be responded but remind ourselves that those expectations will serve as a guide in formulating a very realistic plan. In a sense that doing decision will always consider the principle of the organization what should be oath to do. In doing the right thing will be influential to other people but be aware in leading people a lot of challenges because you cannot please everybody. We will just continue and as an educator what is necessary for the good of our students even others will not agree we shall pursue it because i know someday they will realize the true meaning of a lifelong learning. I should not do

a “pattern activity”, what I require my students before it should not be the same now because they have different interest and they are unique individual. I will always reinvent myself for the good of everybody and be an agent of change. A challenge of being a transformed leader for the good of my community and to the society where I belong that is my passion and commitment in return of what the government has given me. I should make a self-evaluation for me to become effective to my students because I cannot preach the goodness of life when I myself do not appreciate the beauty of life because I know there is my Good God who always guide me.

manifests strong commitment of President Aquino to resolve t he Mindanao power situation, particularly in addressing the current supply shortfall until new power plants are on stream by 2015,” MinDA’s director for Investment Promot ion a nd Public Affairs Romeo Montenegro has said in a statement. Aquino decried t he belittling of the program for the acquisition of generation sets. The Energy Department has a program wherein it will tap the government’s share in the Malampaya gas project in Palawan to extend loans to power cooperatives for the acquisition of generation sets. As of last May, three electric cooperatives in Mindanao have approved their respective resolutions that will enable them to tap the P4.4 billion set aside by the government to fund the acquisition of generation sets. These cooperatives are the Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (DASURECO), Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (DANECO), and Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO). T h e l o a n s for t h e acquisition of modular ERRATUM A Notice for Publication by the Municipal Civil Registrar of Tubod, Lanao del Norte for Correction of Clerical Error in the Child’s Date of Birth from “OCT. 6, 1969” to “OCTOBER 10, 1969” in the COLB w/ Reg # 586, published on July 8, 2013, page 8 and July 15, 2013, page 9. Petitioner’s Name should be FLORITA CENAS LIGARAY and not JOSE NELSON VILLAR BANGQUIAO. Sorry for the inadvertence.

generation sets will be administered through the National Electrification Administration (NEA). DOE wants to receive the resolutions within the year to address the power situation particularly in Mindanao, which will only have new capacity by 2015. Mindanao currently has capacity deficiency due to lack of power plants. It has been experiencing rotational brownouts of up to eight hours daily especially during the summer months because of this. Aside from the acquisition of generation sets, the other solutions to the Mindanao power crisis is the Interruptible Load Program (ILP), wherein private companies that have power generators need not tap electric distribution utilities (DUs) for their need but instead use their own facilities. Anot her solution is t he Interim Mindanao Electric Market (IMEM), wherein big entities that own generators can be tapped to provide electricity to power cooperatives. This program is targeted to start by September 2013. In turn, they will be paid by the DUs based on the fuel and oil used in running the generators and on the depreciation of the equipment.

DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ANSELMA OCARES-JONGKO, who died intestate sometime on July 3, 2012 at Barangay Sto. Niño, Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land situated at Barangay Sto. Niño, Butuan City, under Tax Declaration No. 08-13-0005-00009, covered under Original Certificate of Title No. P-1462, containing an area of 80,000 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ANSELMA OCARES-JONGKO executed by deceased Anselma Ocares-Jongko’s legitimate heirs, namely, MARILYN GALARIO-TAYA y JONGKO and ILLUMINADA JONGKO-RAVELO, per Doc. No. 50; Page No. 11; Book No. LI; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr., Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan.

Notice is hereby given that we, ANTONIO ELAGO DUGENIO and TERESITA ELAGO DUGENIO, all Filipinos, of legal age, residents of Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, hereinafter called the VENDORS and SHIRLEY R. DAL, Filipino, of legal age, with residence and postal address at Lilo-an, Catarman, Camiguin, hereinafter called the VENDEE; that for and in consideration of the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P500,000.00) PESOS Philippine Currency in hand paid by the herein VENDEE unto in favor of the VENDORS, the herein Vendors hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER AND CONVEY, unto the VENDEE, her heirs successors and assigns the approximately ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED (1,400) SQUARE METERS more or less, which parcel of land is a PORTION to the following described property, situated at Centro, Poblacion Catarman Camiguin and more particularly described as follows to wit; Lot No. 4595 part under TCT No. 792 In Particular, Lot 4595-B & Lot 4595-C is the subject of DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE. As per Doc. No. 331; Page No. 68; Book No. XLIV; Series of 2000; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMMANUEL A. AKUT.

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that RICARDO A. ZAFRA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from NICOLAS to RICARDO in the Certificate of Live Birth of NICOLAS A. ZAFRA who was born on September 10, 1961 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JIMMY S. ZAFRA and AMPARO C. ASESOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 26, 2013. (Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: JULY 17 & 24, 2013


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Daily HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) - You feel that you’ve come back to earth a bit -- which is both a good and a bad thing. You may feel more connected to those around you, but your ideas just aren’t quite as world-changing. It passes. PISCES (February 19 – March 20) - Its time to get busy -- can you act without knowing quite what you’re doing? Things are up in the air today -- but in a good way -- so you should be able to make progress even if it feels that you’re running blind. ARIES (March 21 – April 19) - You’ve got to start exercising again -- or redouble your efforts! It’s not just good for your heath, as you should also find that your energy levels start to climb again once you break through the wall.

de Oro (CDO) city recently. The project was conceptualized immediately after tropical storm Sendong sent torrents of rain water that made the rivers of CDO and Mandulog in Iligan to overflow its banks and caused flood that damaged properties and infrastructure and claimed the lives of hundreds of people. Sec. Sering said the project aims to assess the vulnerabilities of the cities of CDO and Iligan and the municipalities surrounding the CDO and Mandulog river basins to geological, meteorological and meteorologicallyinduced hazards due to climate change. “The results of the assessment will provide the basis for priority mitigation actions like

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) - You feel attached to something or someone that you can tell is good for you -- so strengthen that connection! It’s easier than ever for you to show you care or to bring others into the fold. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) - You are thinking things through today -- all the angles are apparent. It’s a good time to hatch schemes, but you should make sure that you are prepared to follow through on them later.

community-based and managed early warning systems and integrated contingency planning and mobilization,” Sering added. She said that initially, the Commission will hold a training of trainers on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (DRR/CCA) for local partners and stakeholders. The goal is to give the participants basic knowledge on DRR/CCA and enable them to incorporate these concepts into local landuse and development planning. “But the ultimate goal is to increase the resilience of vulnerable communities by supporting the development of climate-resilient livelihoods and implementation of a risk-sharing scheme or risk-transfer models,” she said. “We see the occurrence of extreme weather events in the fu-

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ture as a result of a rapidly changing climate. We should prepare our communities against these events by mainstreaming DRR/ CCA into relevant planning and decision-making processes from the national to the city/municipality levels.” The project is being undertaken in partnership with the government of Australia through AusAID and UNDP. The UNDP is committed to assist the Philippine government in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into national and local planning and regulatory processes. The Regional Development Council of Region 10 (RDCX) has endorsed the project “Enabling the Cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan to Cope with Climate Change,” for possible funding under the United Na-

tion Development Program (UNDP). CCC is the sole policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate action plans of the government related to climate change. It is attached to the Office of the President and an independent and autonomous agency with the same status as that of a national government. It is also the lead policy-making body of the government tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans of the government relating to climate change. It has formulated the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (NFSCC), National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and guidelines for Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP). (With a report from PIA)

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increased in the country, citing statistics that the number of families who consider themselves poor have consistently increased from 8.9 million at the start of Aquino’s term in 2010 to 10.5 million in 2012. Even Davao’s business community remained skeptical of the country’s economic growth. “The present improvement in the economy is not the work of (Aquino’s) administration but the results of previous efforts. Fundamentals do not happen overnight,” said Stephen Antig, executive director Philippine Banana Growers and Exporters Association. Amado So of the Davao Chinatown Development Foundation was more blunt, saying “(T)he growth only favors his allies and contributors from the business sector. I think only the business process outsourcing (BPO) have grown and this only benefits the youth.” So said the business community wants the President to address more important industries such as manufacturing which would generate more jobs and income. For Dodong Basilio, head of Kilusang Mayo Uno Davao Region, Aquino has not done anything to alleviate workers’ woes, “(W)ala naaprubahan ang 125 accross the board wage increase, nagpadayon ang contractualization, ang presyo sa mga palaliton misaka samtang nalansang ang suholan (The bill asking for 125 pesos wage increase was rejected. Contracutalization continues while prices are inflationary.)” Domingo Ang, chairman Philippine Export 11 said the economic growth should address the country’s problem of poverty. “At the end of the day the benefit should be to the SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) and to masses to ironically alleviate poverty in this country of plenty.” Ilagan said inflation has made life difficult for the poor. “The price of rice has gone up by 2 pesos per kilo. The prices of diesel and gasoline have gone up by at least 8 pesos since Aquino held office in 2010.” A jeepney driver, Roselle Fernandez, complained that frequent oil price hikes affect his earnings. “Pagreduce gamay anang gasolina nga 50 centimos, pagkahuman saka napod dayo’g paspas. Unsaon nalang man ni?

(They rolled back gasoline for 50 cents, but they will double it next time around. What’s going on?)” he lamented. Rep. Ilagan noted that “Researches indicate a 4.3% inflation rate in the cost of public utilities while a 2.6% inflation rate was posted for the cost of food and basic commodities in the past three years of the Aquino administration. This has made it extremely difficult for poor Filipino families to cope. Sa sobrang taas ng presyo ng bilihin, mas marami ang gutom, mas marami ang naghihirap! (with high prices of goods, more people are hungry, more people are suffering!” Aquino’s Conditional Cash Transfer program that was supposed to reduce poverty incidence, also got the flak. “Pag kaon unt a ang unahon pero ang CCT giduso ang pagpa-eskwela. Apan tungod sa walay kwarta ang tawo ipalit na lang nila ni og bugas ug pamasahe sa mga bata (Instead of prioritizing food, CCT is intended for education. But since families have no they will spend it to buy rice and for transport fare for the children),” said women urban poor leader Corazon Espinoza from Samakana. Aquino raised the CCT budget from P19 billion in 2010 to P39 billion in 2011 and again to P45 billion this year; but people criticized this for not addressing basic problems. Davao’s youth such as Baian Lindo-Valdez, a graduate of Masters in Applied Social Research, found the CCT a “band-aid solution which does not alleviate poverty.” Kit Frias, editor in chief of the University of the Philippines Mindanao publication Himati, told Aquino to “teach them to fish, not to take dole outs. Do not underestimate your people.” Farmer leader Malen Uyanguren complains that CCT is being used to discourage people from criticizing the administration. “Gigamit ang CCT aron bungkagon ang mga organisasyon sa mga kabukiran kay kung ikaw mamiyembro tanggalon ka kung moapil og rally, o kung dili katambong sa meeting. (They are using CCT to dismantle our organizations in the farms, because they will remove our members if they join rallies or if they fail to attend meetings. There are so many requirements),” said Uyanguren.

Davao folks are also wary of Aquino’s privatepublic partnership as it is threatening to privatize social services. Consumers and members of Daneco have formed a Save Daneco Movement (SADAMO) to protest Aquino’s law that wrests their hold of the cooperative and allows the entry of the private power firm Aboitiz Company to take over. Likewise consumers and workers of the Davao City Water District are opposing moves by Aboitiz to take over the water utility company. Malen Uyanguren is worried of moves to privatize Davao’s public hospital Southern Philippine Medical Center. “Ang SPMC danggapanan unta sa mga mag-uuma; asa nalang man moadto ang mag-uuma nga dili na makakaya sa gastos sa hospital? (We farmers will go to SPMC for treatment. Now where will we go if we can’t afford the cost of hospitalization?) Lindo-Valdez said this is forcing the issue of “”Quality’ of needs at the cost of the access and the right of such need. The government becomes inutile and lackeyyes-men-salesmen for the private sector instead of serving its people.” Overall, Davao folks said Aquino lacked a clear plan to address the country’s woes. “There’s a fine line between growth and development, and what we need is the latter. Although such development does not happen over time, there should have been at least a few changes for the good. Pero wala eh. (But there’s none),” said Lindo-Valdez. “He needs to give clear cut plans and not motherhood statements,” said Antig. Security guard Nelson Bintia wanted the President to address human rights, saying even in the justice system the poor remain marginalized. “Daghan ang mga kasong wala nasolve., labi na katong mga ultimo lang gyud nga mga tao.Labi na tong nahitabo sa Maguindanao massacre, hangtod karon wala lang gihapon wala gihapoy hustisya nga nakab-ot. klarong ebidensiya pero wala gihapoy desisyon nahitabo. Dapat ato, pangitaan tog pamaagi ssa atong pangulo nga siya may first concern (Many cases remain unsolved, especially those affecting the poor like the Maguindanao Massacre, because the culprits are

rich. There’s still no justice even when the evidence is glaring. He’s the president; he should do something about it),” Bintia said. For Daisy Jane Banugan, a former reporter and now councilor in Caraga, Davao Oriental, she wanted the president to act “on corruption especially in LGUs since there are still corruption cases in the ombudsman that are not yet resolved.” She also wanted to know the president’s agenda on the indigenous peoples or Mindanao Lumads whose ancestral land have been threatened by large-scale mining, logging and militarization, which is an issue in her community. “Lami man gud buhian ang storya nga nindot kaayong paminawon. Mas maayo pod nga dunay buhat. Useless man gud ang storya kung walay buhat. (It’s nice to hear sweet words, but we would like to see actions. Words are useless without action),” says Bintia. Perper Cagula of Kabataan Partylist said “In three years, there is enough to know what Aquino’s speech would be about. Aquino has done nothing, he has deprived us of our right to education. Thus, in this SONA, the youth have no illusions of change.” “Ang grado nako kang Noynoy, sama sa buslot nga kaldero: zero ug walay pulos (I grade Noynoy as a broken cooking pot: Zero. He’s useless),” says Espinoza. ( E a r l O. C o n d e z a , Cheryll D. Fiel, John Rizle L. Saligumba, Ace R. Morandante, Tyrone A. Velez/ davaotoday.com)

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dela Cruz, who is also the vice chairperson of Gabriela-Hong Kong. “Sir Chief is way better than Aquino,” said dela Cruz. On Sunday, at Hong Kong’s Chater Garden, hundreds of OFWs gathered and assailed Aquino’s neglect of them–a day before the President will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address in Manila. More than 700 OFWs also trooped to the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) to deliver a message: the tragic state of the OFWs under the Aquino administration. Norman Uy-Carnay of Bayan-Hong Kong said the policies of the Aquino administration “worsened poverty experienced by Filipinos, widened eco-

nomic and social inequality, intensified the deprivation of social services to the people, heightened human rights violations and pushed more Filipinos to find work abroad.” Around 200 members of Tigil Na!– or the Movement of Victims Against Illegal Recruitment and Trafficking–also participated in the action. The members of this network have experienced–and many are still experiencing–abuses and exploitative practices by recruitment agencies. Terminated contract A petition calling to lift the ban on direct hiring, which garnered more than 11,000 signatures from Filipino domestic workers, was also submitted to a representative of the Consulate. “If only Aquino had an existing contract, the OFWs would have terminated it a long time ago,” said Asis, adding that the President has proven himself to like a “yellow fever virus that is just hell-bent in making us all sick.” Aquino is expected to tell nothing but lies during his SONA, according to Asis. “There was no genuine development for the people under Aquino’s term. Many of us want to go back home but we can’t. And the only hopes at reunion we have is when they come here to work,” he said. So what is there to hope with Aquino’s SONA? “He never talked about OFWs in the first place. Neither did he lift a finger to address our concerns. stranded Filipinos in KSA (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), the deported Filipinos from Japan, the many Filipinas experiencing abuses and exploitation from recruitment agencies. So much for the “Kami ang Boss Mo” line,” Asis said. He also cited the case of Dondon Lanuza, the OFW who remains to be in a Saudi jail even after he has been forgiven by the family of his alleged victim–and after a blood money was raised for him to pay the family. Lanuza asked Aquino government to send Philippine officials to will check on his impending release from jail in May. Lanuza has been incarcerated in Saudi for 13 years. The problems confronting OFWs under Aquino administration, Asis said is like “halo-halong panis. Ayaw mong kahit matignan (like a spoiled halo-halo. You don’t even want to look at it).” | NewsDesk

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Dayanghirang said livelihood trainings for the survivors are not now ongoing. Aside from livelihood trainings, he said the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (Tesda) has been conducting training in carpentry, masonry, hollow block-making, painter, and electrician. T h e l aw m a ke r s ai d bridges are now being constructed in Pablo-hit areas. He, however, said that he is still waiting for the National Housing Authority (NHA) to lead the construction of the house for the typhoon victims. He explained the plan cannot be done overnight as it will depend on the availability of funds from the national government. Meanwhile, Major Jake Obligado, the spokesman of the 10th Infantry Division, opted not to issue an official statement on the accusations hurled by the progressive group in regard to the militarization on the typhoon-affected areas. Obligado, however, said the Armed Forces is one of the lead agency in conducting rescue missions including the deliver y of relief goods and other materials needed for the reconstruction of the victims’ houses and other vital infrastructures. Is it militarization, he asked. Perhaps, now is not the time for the blame game. We need to unite and do something to restore the communities affected by typhoons Pablo and Crising. •• For your comments and suggestion please call/text 09276314995 or Email: mdndavao@gmail.com

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MissCdeO 2013 Candidates Profiles

KEENA ALYSSA PREL STREEGAN DACUBOR The daughter of a College Dean and an Entrepreneur, Keena is currently a 3rd year student taking up Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management at Liceo de Cagayan. Coming from Barangay Canitoan, a young 18-year-old as herself dreams one day of becoming a flight attendant, or an ambassadress for the City and the Philippines and learn the many different cultures and promote the beauty of her city CDO and her country the Philippines in her travels.

KARISSA GRACE R. FALCON A dancer with a passion from Barangay Carmen and a graduate of Ateneo de Cagayan with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. Karissa was motivated to join Ms. CDO because of her intense desire to make a difference, she sees joining Ms. CDO as a medium to turn the words of her desires into action. Seeing that dance seems to play a big part of her life, she dreams of using dance as a form of advocacy medium for change.

LYCIEL MAE R. MABALO MARY MIKAELA C. MONTALBAN

A beauty with a striking smile who is not only elegant, but businessminded as well. A resident from Barangay 26 and being already in her 4th year in Business Administration and majoring in Marketing Management, Lyciel sees herself to be a successful businesswoman in the near future. But not just any other busi nesswoma n at t hat, a businesswoman with a big, stable company with several branches to provide a large number of job opportunities to the unemployed. “A business woman who not selfish, but selfless”.

Hailing from Barangay Lapasan and a graduate of Technology Communication Management in MUST, her will to be part of a better change for Cagayan de Oro City through her influence by joining Ms. CDO was what motivated her to join in the first place. A compassionate lady who wants to help the needy in her own little way, if ever she was crowned Ms. CDO she would assist in the information dissemination of education to the less fortunate Kagay-anons.

JENALIE E. UBANAN A girl who dreams of becoming a flight attendant and travel the world to experience cultures that will be completely new and different to her, Jenalie comes from Barangay Consolacion and is taking up Bachelor of Science in Development Communication in Ateneo de Cagayan. If she was crowed Ms. CDO she says she would make her reign memorable by promoting social awareness about poor societal conditions and developmental programs that would build the selfesteem and skills of an individual.

MARY JOY OBSIOMA A determined gal from Barangay Tablon who says she won’t ever stop until she got to where she planned and dreamed of, Mary Joy is currently in her 3rd year at Ateneo de Cagayan taking up AB Sociology. A passionate girl who believes that being part of the prestigious Ms. CDO competition will show everyone that Cagayan de Oro is one of the best cities in the country. She dreams of success and a stable job that will someday help her family.

AMADEA LUCIA TAPERLA PIATTI

JANE RANESES MACEDA

A girl from Barangay 15 who looks kind of like she has this mestiza beauty, she looks up to famous talk show host Oprah Winfrey as her role model. A graduate of BS Tourism Management in Liceo de Cagayan, she has a big dream of someday becoming the future Regional or National Director of the country’s Tourism Industry. Making the city and even the country the top tourist destination of the world is what she visions and desires.

Jane graduated BS Elementary Education at Bu k id non State University but is currently residing in Barangay Lumbia and is forever grateful to her ever supportive sister who motivated her into joining Ms. CDO. She believes that CDO has become the melting point of culture, housing 3 different kinds namely the Christians (according to her known as the Dumagats), the Maranaos and the Lumads, and she thinks that is what makes CDO the most beautiful city to her.

KRISTIA JOLINA B. ALDE GRACE GIFT T. CHUA

CYD MARIE A. SIMENE

RONA CRISTY T. FLORES

“Being Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2013 is not just about prestige in fame.” says Kristia in her Candidate Profile, a girl from Barangay Patag and in her 3rd year in BS Civil Engineering in Ateneo de Cagayan. She’s a girl who is believes being a civil engineer makes people’s lives easier and is more than just about building houses but rather building homes. She’s also not afraid to get her hands dirty. She has her passion that has and still is motivating her for the Ms. CDO crown.

A girl full of dreams, one of them being a beauty queen that has motivated her into joining Ms. CDO. CYd comes from Barangay Bugo and is in her 3rd year of BS Hotel & Restaurant Institutional Management at Liceo de Cagayan. If ever the crown goes to her she will join or even initiate projects for the benefit of CDO like community reach-outs, environmental projects, and waste management in order to educate the people of Cagayan de Oro City.

Coming from Barangay Nazareth and a 2nd year in BS Education Major in English at COC-Phinma Education Network, Rona sees Ms. CDO as a good venue for her to raise her self-confidence and improve her talents and skills. Looking up to former President Cory Aquino as her role model, she says she is like a trailblazer as she is very decisive and always plans ahead, and always having a plan B when things go wrong.

The type of girl who follows her dreams to make it into a reality, Grace is from Barangay Balulang and graduated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Ateneo de Cagayan at 2011 but she did not stop there as she’s continuing with Masters in Nursing major in Medical-Surgical Nursing at Liceo de Cagayan. She wants to make a difference among the youth and be a catalyst for positive change, she’s big on developmental programs for the marginalized and on being the voice for the indigent’s pleas.

Mindanao Daily Davao (July 24, 2013)  

Mindanao Daily Davao (July 24, 2013)

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