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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 167

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Big banana firms in PH join cluster team DAVAO City––Big growers and exporters in the Philippine banana industry have finally joined the cluster team of the banana industry. In their first meeting with the banana cluster team on Monday, Stephen Antig, chairman of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association or PBGEA, took the task of heading the committee to look for an expert to study how to set up a mechanism for a proposed “banana industry board”.

A boy kisses the foot of the replica of the Black Nazarene in Cagayan de Oro City. Thousands of devotees to the image are expected to flock in the city streets on Thursday for the annual parade of the image here. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Camiguin cites devts for 2014 By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Health care, airport improvement, product development and tourism promotion top the list of projects undertaken and to be undertaken by the provincial government of Camiguin in 2014. Governor Jesus Jurdin Romualdo said the island province is gearing up for more developments this year following the Seal of Good Governance award it received from the Department of Interior and Local Government. DILG-10 regional director Rene Burdeos personally delivered the award to the governor recently. See camiguin, page 11

Sultan Ibrahim Limbona Marmay is the new ‘Sultan sa Balindong’ By Irene Joy B. Dayo Staff Member

Sultan Ibrahim Limbona Marmay was successfully enthroned as Sultan sa Balindong, proclaimed by the 16 Royal Houses of Lanao lead by its chairman, Sultan Mayor Topaan Disomimba, the Sultan sa Masiu and incumbent mayor of Islamic municipality of Tamparan, Lanao del Sur. The enthronement was held on December 31, 2013 at Lilod, Balindong, Lanao del Sur. Sultan Marmay was unanimously voted to inherit the crown of Sultan sa Balindong after over three years of vacancy of the crown following the death of late Sultan Cosain Radiamoda. More than 2,000 people which include religious leaders, professionals, government officials, relatives, friends and residents welcomed Sultan Marmay who just traveled all the way from Saguiaran, Marawi City and Marantao. Present in the enthronement were 16 Royal Houses of Lanao headed by Sultan Mayor Topaan Disomimba and all other sultans like the 28 Legislative Council of Lanao. There were also datus, cabugatans and baes. Sultan sa Ranao, Sultan Mayor Matura Manabilang also graced the event and served as guest speaker. In his speech, he recognized the effort of four Pangampong of Lanao composed of 16 Royal Houses of Lanao who lead and work hard together with the ulamas, baes and people of Lanao for the development and maintenance of peace and order in the sultanate and to achieve progress in the place. He then recognized the good leadership of Mayor Raysalam Bagul Man-

A photo of Sultan sa Balindong, Sultan Ibrahim Limbona Marmay. The 16 Royal Houses of Lanao lead The new Sultan sa Balindong, Sultan Ibrahim Limbona by its chairman, Sultan Mayor Topaan Disomimba, Marmay, together with his wife Hadja Kumala Salih Marmay proclaimed him as Sultan sa Balindong last December 31, 2013 during the Enthronement Ceremony. and their children and grand child. gondato of Balindong, Sultan Sampaco, Sultan Gandamra and the new Sultan sa Balindong. Sultan sa Ranao also declared his support for Sultan Marmay. In addition, he asked the people of Balindong to listen and respect all of the sultan leaders and they will do their works in order to achieve peace and

order. In his acceptance speech, new Sultan sa Balindong, Sultan Marmay addressed his heartfelt thanks to his forefathers, parents, relatives, friends and people of Marawi City, Saguiaran and Balindong for giving him the chance to be the Sultan sa Balindong. Sultan Marmay is

looking forward to serve more and implement programs for the improvement of Balindong town. Sultan Marmay is son of first Sultan sa Balindong, Sultan Marmay Radiamoda. He is happily married to Hadja Kumala Salih Marmay, grand daughter of Mayor Laling Has-

san of Parang Sulu and niece of Congressman Tupay Loong of Jolo, Sulu and Vice Governor Benjamin Loong of Sulu, as well. They were blessed with five children. Sultan Marmay is also the incumbent Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II of Iligan City and Lanao del Norte.

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No fare hike in C. de Oro By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

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AGAYAN de Oro C ity–– There are no planned transportation fare hikes in Cagayan de Oro City and the rest of Northern Mindanao in the coming weeks.

This is according to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board regional director Mandangan Darimbang who said that his office has not received any petition for a fare hike from public utility vehicle operators and drivers. Darimbang said a fare hike is not feasible considering the fluctuating prices of crude oil not only in the city but in the entire country. “It’s the national office that will decide about transportation fares,” he said. Darimbang also clarified reports that renewal fees have increased, saying the basic fees remain the same for 2014 but some owners have to pay additional for

penalties and violations. LTFRB-10 placed second in collections for 2012 and 2013 in the entire country but for this year Darimbang said they aim for the No. 1 spot. “We will do this by way of strictly implementing regulations,” he said. He said the number of public utility vehicles has not increased but the number of registered private vehicles has increased. “We control the number of buses, taxis and jeepneys,” Darimbang said. He added that this year some 300-400 units of taxis will be phased out becayse each will be 13 years old by the end of the year. “Hopefully the owners will substitute them with new models,” he said. For buses, the age limit is 15 years. However, Darimbang said the LTFRB still needs to come up with guidelines for jeepneys because “it is hard to determine their year model.” He noted that jeepneys are assembled from different parts from different sources.

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New Eco-Tourism Site. The cinematographic beauty of Mantigue Island lies in the serene waters off the town of Mahinog while the imposing backdrop of the island province of Camiguin that serves as a sentinel of the islet’s guarded secrets poses in regal beauty.The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Northern Mindanao declares the Mantigueisland as “New Eco-Tourism Site.” It takes a 45-minute boat ride to reach to the island whose northern most tip gazes the azimuth of the Northern Mindanao seas. PNA Photo by Ercel Maandig

Camiguin’s Mantigue Island: Now an ‘Eco-Tourism’ site By Ercel Maandig Contributor

M ANT I G U E I s l a n d , Camiguin province––Only last year,the Department of Tourism in Northern Mindanao has declared Mantigue Island, an islet northeast of the island province of Camiguin, asan “Eco-Tourism Site” because

of its natural attraction and lustful beauty. The island was also declared a “Migratory Bird Path” because of the Forest Nature Park right in the middle of the islet’s 6.9-hectare landmass where a variety of century old trees such asPandan grow. A foot-trail leading to the deeper part of the Forest

Nature Park isa 383-meter area where huge fruit bats that hang like forbidden fruits in the island paradise. The natural shades of a variety of tree species such as “Itum-itum”, “Ipil-ipil” and mangrove of varied species provide shelter to trekkers who have eyes on the nocturnal bats that sleep at day while hanging and

swinging on tree tops. Since then, the island’s hidden beauty gradually springs back to life, now turning it into one of the favourite destinations of local and foreign tourists in Northern Mindanao. Leona Macias, a local tourist from Cagayan de Oro City, said that the

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DAR’s Support Services Projects By MCVBomes / LQValdez

“The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Province of Zamboanga del Sur (ZDS) under the Beneficiaries Development & Coordination Division (BDCD) has completed and will be undertaking over a billion - worth of Foreign – Assisted projects (FAPs) including those with the Phil. National Government Agencies which are geared to increase the incomes and enhance the quality of lives and status of its Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs), cooperatives and associations for the development of its AR Communities (ARCs)”, stated Prov’l. Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Arturo Soria during the last monthly meeting with DAR - ZDS. PARPO II Soria informed that through the efforts of Congressman Antonio Cerilles, Congresswoman Aurora Cerilles & Cong. Victor Yu, the PhP 850 Million - to date, worth of ARCs materialized and are being implemented in 22 municipalities in ZDS. BDCD Chief., Engr. Josephine Sisican disclosed that sixty one (61) ARCP2 projects were already approved, four projects completed & turned over, and fifty seven (57) are on - going . She relayed that among these are Communal Irrigation Systems, Pre & Post Harvest Facilities, Multi – Purpose Centers, Health Stations, Bridges, Day Care Centers, School Bldgs., Water Systems & Tribal Halls. Another FAP is the completed Potable Water in Bayog, ZDS costing PhP3.1 Million covered under the AR Infrastructure Support Project Phase III (ARISP III) funded by the Japan Bank

of International Cooperation. Meanwhile, Payapa at Masaganang KaNAyunan (PAMANA) in Agrarian Reform Conflict Affected Areas’ Coordinator Myfanwy Decena updated that 122 project proposals were already approved for implementation in 122 barangays in Labangan, Dimataling, Dinas, San Pablo & Tabina, ZDS. “On the other hand, the Village Level Production Center Enhancement in Campo IV, Ramon Magsaysay is processing fresh, quality kaong at lesser market prices”, BDCD Chief Engr. Sisican added. Moreover, BDCD Chief Sisican said that the PhP 263 Thousand Community Potable - Water & Sanitation Hygiene will be turned over to the LAICOR Fishpond Employees Multi – Purpose Coop in Brgy. Balas, Aurora on January 30, 2014. PARPO I Sherwin Tubog went on that the ARC Connectivity & Economic Support Services have turned over PhP4.55 Million worth of Common Service Facilities like tractors & threshers to lead ARB Organizations, coops and associations in Dumingag & Kumalarang and satellite, in Tigbao, Dumalinao & Guipos, ZDS. Likewise, selected Officers of all DAR Assisted Cooperatives have completed 4 mandatory trainings held in coordination with the Cooperative Development Authority with remaining 10 for implementation. It was also gathered that ARBs, their produces of rice, corn, coconut, banana & other high value crops and live stocks being raised are undergoing coverage under the DAR- Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation ARB Agricultural Insurance Program.

Micro Credit In Cooperatives under DAR – NATTCO partnership is also being undertaken with 200 plus increased membership in Baclay Multi – Purpose Coop, LUCATT – LBP ARC in Tukuran, ZDS. Also, Engrs. Sisican & Nabor Pepito made known that with Congressman Victor Yu spearheading, the PhP 20 M - Tulay ng Pangulo Para sa Kaunlaran (TNPK) in Tukuran, will soon be built with centennial – lasting materials like those of the Eifel Tower in Paris. The MOA on this has been signed. “Those TNPK projects in Josefina, Dimataling and Tigbao, ZDS are on the pipeline”, Pepito added. The DAR - National Food Authority tie – up Program is likewise being promoted in all DAR –assisted - rice crop producing municipalities. Program Beneficiaries Development - Lawyering in Tambulig, Ramon Magsaysay & Labangan is ongoing. Also interested coops are being oriented about the Agrarian Production Credit Program of which decreasing its lending interests are being lobbied by Congressman Yu. Finally, PhP 10.14 Million is programmed for Bottoms Up Budgeting for the municipalities of Aurora, Bayog, Dimataling, Kumalarang, Sominot, Tambulig and Tukuran, ZDS. “Indeed, the BDCD of DAR – ZDS is hurdled with tough challenges for Program Beneficiaries Development, but as always, has notably proved beyond par in its program implementation, easing the lives of its farmer beneficiaries resulting to ZDS - a thriving countryside in Southwestern Mindanao” remarked both RD IX Julita Ragandang & PARPO II Soria.


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No more low voltage in Agusan river towns By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Regional Editor-Caraga

TALACOGON, Agusan del Sur––Thousands of residents in the four river towns of this province will no longer bear the brunt of the perennial low voltage power supply especially during peak hours which they have been suffering for many years.

Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza cuts the ceremonial ribbon that marked the switching on of the 69 KVA transmission line and 5 MVA transformer substation of Aselco in Talacogon, Agusan del Sur.

ward Plaza who led in the inauguration rites said this is a sign of development in these areas which can now enjoy a stable power supply and will boost economic activity in the production of palm oil and rubber which the province has focussed

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that runs through the grid, which was sourced from the 10 MVA substation transformer in San Francisco town is not longer sufficient enough to distribute a stable power supply in the wake of the increasing demands of household and industrial users. Talacogon Mayor Jesryl Masendo said the energization of the substation and transmission line is a big sigh of relief for the townsfolk who have been experiencing for many years a low 160 to 180 voltage output in their homes especially during peak hours

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This came after the Agusan del Sur Electric Cooperative (Aselco) formally switched on here the other day the 5 megavolt ampere (5 MVA) substation transformer and the 35-kilometer 69 kilovolt ampere ( 69 KVA) transmission line that will stabilize the power supply in the neighboring towns of Talacogon, La Paz, Loreto and San Luis benefitting more than 13,000 households. Residents in these towns situated along Agusan river suffer low voltage during peak hours at night time since supply of electricity

in the early 1980s which many lumad communities have been relying as their main source of livelihood. The provincial government is bent on uplifting the plight of the still impoverished indigenous communitiies by putting small cottage industries in the ancestral land titles targetted to be developed into palm oil and rubber plantation areas. Aselco general manager Emmanuel Galarse said the establishment of a separate substation transformer and transmission line was the response to the long clamor to the residents in the four river towns to address the growing demandfor supply due to the growing economic activity and advent of new foreign investors. Aselco has a total capacity of 30 megawat excluding the 20 MW presently supplied to Philsaga Mining Corporation in Rosario town and another 5MW requirement when the construction of Gaisano Country Mall in tSan Francisco town will be finished this year. Aselco board president Joel Jumonong said the substation and transmission line in Talacogon town is the second facility being built by cooperative within five years after first 69 KV transmission line and 10MVA substation in San Isidro , San Francisco.

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DPWH officials urged to put warning signs council’s committees on public utilities and on laws took into consideration the report on the absence of early warning signs and devices on DPWH’s ongoing construction on the national highway that cut across the city’s downtown district here. In a special report last week, Councilor Roger Abaday, chair of the city council’s committee on public utilities, asked the

city council to take necessary steps that would require the DPWH to adopt safety and protective measures for the public on the streets. Abaday said that the DPWH has not installed traffic signs and reflectorized markings along the Kauswagan-Bulua, C.M. Recto-Lapasan Highway while the construction of the center island along the area was going-on.

Tabor said that the resolution urged the DPWH to put early warning devices beside the island to serve as guide to motorists and drivers especially at night. The resolution cited several accidents occurring in the Kauswagan-Bulua highway and at the C.M. Recto area because of the absence of early warning devices while constructions in the area were going on.

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CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council here on Monday passed a resolution urging the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to put traffic and warning signs of on-going construction along the national highways here. City Councilor Ramon G. Tabor, chair of the city See DADS, page 11

MEMBERS of the 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas yesterday formally welcomed newly-elected president of the Liga ng Mga Barangay Councilor Yan Lam Lim as an ex-officio member of the legislative body.

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

Case No; 2014-10-021 2009-10-76

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line ;PUERTO TO BALINGOAN and vice versa with the use of ONE (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014..

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cogon Market –Pier (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of Janaury, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro to Kalilangan Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate AIRPORT METERED TAXI (aircon) service on the line ;Laguindingan airport to any point in Region X with the use of THIRTY (30)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 6th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate Taxi service on the line;within 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/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 8th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval o sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cogon Market to Macanhan/Balongis (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 8th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Manolo Fortich to Camp Philips –Alae(all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 8th day of January, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

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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

CALILI INDRES/JUN FERNANDEZ Case No; 2014-10-25 Applicant/s 2008-10-2028

KILEN G. TACTACON Case No; 2014-10-24 Applicant/s 2008-10-1491

MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

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

Case No; 2014-10-23 2008-10-1641

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to Extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TTS service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TTS service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan,Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TTS service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROSMELITO NACUA -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-18 DIONITA GUDEN - Vendee 2009-10-225 2009-10-550

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority for Approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience and consolidation of cases to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Lapasan (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of two(2) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014. . SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

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

Case No; 2014-10-16

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City JOEL S. NERI, et al - Vendor Case No; 2014-10-28 JESSICA A. ROLLINAS -Vendee 2005-10-205

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution of certificate of public convenience with amendment of Route to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan , Kadingilan via Quezon, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience with amendment of line and Change of Engine to operate PUJ service on the line;ROUTE 1; LOOP SERVICE and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on January 16, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 7th day of January,2014..

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

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After super typhoon Yolanda impacted heavily on the country’s tourism industry, tour and hotel operators should adopt an integrated disaster risk reduction management system to always be prepared at all times. During the 7th Department of Tourism and Hotel Industry management convention in Manila, Sen. Koko Pimentel stressed the need to build a culture of preparedness and resiliency in the hospitality industry in order to cope up with the onslaught of stronger and deadlier typhoons. He said that the tourism industry became a side victim to the tragedies, citing reports that the country will most likely miss its target of five million tourist arrivals this year because many travellers were dissuaded from coming here in the wake of the disasters. Some 30 to 40 percent hotel and tour bookings were cancelled since Yolanda hit the country, but Pimentel, citing an old Chinese proverb, said that “the other side of calamity is opportunity.” “The disasters I have mentioned also gave us the opportunity to demonstrate our love for one another, and our resilience as a people, traits that have not escaped the administration of other people,” Pimentel told the crowd of university students from Caloocan City. He said that he had listened to the debates on the

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recent tragedies, some blaming the national government and others the local officials. But he said that the fingerpointing fails to appreciate the fact that preparing for and responding to calamities is a collective obligation of the local and national governments, and the private sector. Pimentel said that major promoters of the tourism in the country should take to heart the painful lessons that those disasters have taught us. While there is a law that already prescribes the ways by which people may ward off the dire consequences of calamities, Pimentel said it did quite envision that a calamity like Yolanda would hit the country with such force that it wasted whole barangays, towns and cities. He warned that Yolanda types of disasters or worse will visit the country again sooner or later, asking the people to be prepared for the worst. To be alert to the imminent perils, Pimentel said that the people must be made aware of what they need to do or not to do, to minimize, if not totally avoid, the evil effects of national disasters. “Ignorance, they say, is a source of fear. It is a fertile ground for panic. Disaster plus a panicking people is

the perfect recipe for a bigger, a greater disaster,” he said. Pimentel cited the World Disaster report of 2012 which ranked the Philippines as the third most disaster-prone country in the world while another study tagged the country as the most vulnerable to disasters. While there is still need to craft new legislation to meet future calamity threats, he said that there are basic principles which can already be used for the guidance of the hotel and tourism industry. First, he said, the people must be prepared with warning systems in place, disaster response networks organized, communications equipment on standby and evacuation centers established. “Those who fail to prepare for contingencies are preparing to fail. In times of disasters, failure to prepare could result not only in massive destruction of property, but in the incalculable loss of lives,” he said. Next, the people must take proper action before disaster strikes, and during and after calamities, he pointed out. “Reducing the evil effects of calamities is our collective responsibility,” said Pimentel as he challenged the hotel industry operators to get involved, if not, take the lead in the realization of the suggested safety measures.


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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II

Realization PEOPLE keeping track with developments related to the rehabilitation of Super typhoon Yolanda devastated areas are now seeing the rational of President Aquino’s decision to tap former Sen. Panfilo “Ping” Lacson as his administration’s rehabilitation czar. Before he could warm his seat as rehabilitation czar an alleged overprice in the construction of bunkhouses to temporarily shelter the thousands of victims rendered homeless by the typhoon was already ordered investigated by him. The secretly ordered investigation led to the expose that local politicians in connivance with unscrupulous contractors may have milked the budget for such bunkhouses. The Department of Public Works and Highways vehemently denied the overpricing charges with Secretary Rogelio Singson offering to resign from his post if this could be proven. This is the advantage when Lacson is tasked to head an agency. The former senator from Cavite has zero tolerance for corruption. And he does not hesitate to hale to court anybody, friend or not, who may be corrupt. His zero tolerance for corruption is the main reason why after availing of the first tranche of his See realization, page 11

Fire Special Gospel of the day: Matthew3:112(January9, 2014-Thursday) Matthew 3:1-12- Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to [our] father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the “fire.” I indeed baptize you with water unto

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Yes to technology, no to foreign expatriates HOW foreign companies fare in managing Filipino workforce in their own country? Stories of cultural differences and working habits are told in the evolution of management in the Philippines that involves foreign or local business that employs foreign managers. Globalization brought goods and services to this country as it floods the local market with things that we really do not need or do not use. We welcome foreign companies to do business and spruce investments in our developing economies. But do we need foreign managers to run their business? Are Filipinos short of the management fundamentals or skills to run foreign or local business? Daily, a series of advisories are in the advertising pages of many national newspapers, giving notice to the public of aliens seeking work permit to manage listed companies. From technology driven enterprise to culinary expertise, foreigners are coming in seeking employment in

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot various fields. It goes to as far as online gambling to call centers. In the tourism business, foreign Chefs are employed in the luxury hotels to teach Filipinos how to cook a foreign dish or a Filipino adobo recipe. Many foreign countries seek Filipinos to work in the kitchen of the hotels in the Middles East or run the meals in the White House in Washington, D.C. where the President of the most powerful country takes most of his meals. Is there disparity in the skills that favors the foreign managers? The necessity of foreign employment of expatriates lies in the judgment of the Department of Labor and Employment who approves aliens seeking

The City Council as guardian of public funds THERE is a tendency that the approval of the proposed budget for 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City will not realize. Unless, City Mayor Oscar Moreno and his department heads will submit a comprehensive justification to substantiate the proposed budget, the P 2.6 billion 2014 will likely end up in the dustbin. Now, let us be clear on this. There is no politics involved in this issue. This Cris Diaz corner sides neither Moreno nor the City Council. However, the program of works for the proposed supplemental budget for 2014 is a mandatory requirement. That is common sense. In other words, to discuss the matter from the layman’s point of view would bring things easily understood. This means that one has to get away with the technical terms and other complex justification in order to get a fair understanding of the city’s proposed budget. The proposed budget is like a child or a student asking for an additional allowance from the parents. The parents know that the student has a regular weekly or monthly allowance. If the student asked for extra allowances, the parent would simply ask why. Of course, we are not talking of filthy rich parents whose students maintain a personal account in banks

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where they can withdraw anytime. Nevertheless, there are times that the rich parents would ask the student in times when the savings deposited in banks suddenly deplete. The same question would apply to parents who worked when the student woe for additional allowance. The question, therefore, why the additional allowance? It does not mean, however, that parent will not provide the intended sum. The logic is that the parent would simply want to know where the additional allowance would go. In return, the student would substantiate the reason why the need for an additional allowance. Once the parent is convinced, the granting of the additional allowance comes next. We cannot blame the parents to be meticulous when it comes to expenses. They know that money they earned came out of hard work. Granting the request of the student for additional allowances without justifiable reason would certainly lead to perdition. The student would subject the parent to abuse that will affect the financial capability of the family. In the case of the city government, like a doting parent, the City Council acts as the sentinel of the city’s financial coffers. In pushing for the approval of the proposed P 2.6 billion 2014, the City Mayor argues that the Executive Department has the duty to spend the money while the City Council has the duty to approve the budget. See funds, page 11

Word on fire Bro. Edcel L. Closas repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and [with] fire: This gospel reminds us to imitate John the Baptist who introduced Jesus Christ to the audience. Are you proclaiming God to other people? Take note, the primary duty of a genuine Christian is to let Jesus be known to anyone. Therefore, if you will not preach God, you are not a Christian: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 1 PM. God loves you!!!

employment in the country. Foreign expatriates come to the Philippines as tourist. Many overstay or fell for Filipina women that would later legalize their stay through quick marriage of convenience. The Philippines is a signatory to world trade and conventions that allows free access to technology through educational and technical exchange programs. Technical exp er tis e that is learnable and programmed to be transferred to understudies over a limited period of two years. We send scholars to progressive Western or European countries to observe technical trend or cultural practices that will bring

discipline or productivity in the workplace. But we do not need foreign managers to teach Filipinos how to instill discipline or adapt work methods to the displacement of Filipino managers who have gone to the best schools in the country or studied abroad. We have the best management school of our time that teaches management in the Asian context as exemplified by the Asian Institute of Management. There is the best learning school of business and economics at the University of Asia Pacific that produces many Economist and business leaders today. The colonial mentality of our laws exposed flaws that need to be addressed by our Legislators to advance Filipino interest in pursuant to our Constitution that guarantees protection of Filipinos on employment opportunities. No Filipinos should be deprived of his right of employment. No Foreigner should take his job in his own country.

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Questions on Sulit’s liabilities LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… maintain justice in the courts…” (Amos 5:15, the Holy Bible). -oooQUESTIONS ON PROSECUTOR WENDEL SULIT’S LIABILITIES: Will someone please clarify to the Filipino nation: is it not a fact that under the law that created the Office of the Ombudsman, the Office of the Special Prosecutor is under the control and supervision, as it were, of the Ombudsman, and that there is nothing that the Special Prosecutor can do if the Ombudsman does not agree? I am asking this question because something is troubling me in the case of Special Prosecutor Wendell Barreras Sulit, who was dismissed from the service because she allegedly approved the plea bargaining arrangement which allowed Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia and his family to plead guilty to a lesser offense---direct bribery---and thereafter escape prosecution for the much bigger crime of plunder. Under the law, is it not that whatever Sulit may have recommended in the Garcia case, including the plea bargaining agreement, would really amount to

nothing if her superior officer did not approve it? And, is it not a fact that when that superior officer, the Ombudsman, approved Sulit’s recommendation, it was officially no longer an act of Sulit, but the act of the Ombudsman hmself? -oooCAN SULIT BE HELD LIABLE FOR THE ACT OF A SUPERIOR OFFICER? So, the real question here is this: why is Sulit being penalized for an act that, officially, was the act of her superior officer, the Ombudsman at that time? And assuming for the sake of argument that Sulit indeed belongs to a family that has close and long-standing ties with the Garcias in their home province in Abra, can she be held responsible for the act of her superior officer? -oooDAYS OF TROUBLE FAST APPROACHING, EVEN FOR THOSE IN POWER: It would seem to me that many of those in power nowadays seem to forget that not only will they step down someday, but that they will surely become a nobody and old someday and ultimate face judgment day, and stand before God to account for each and every act they committed in See QUESTIONS, page 5


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More fires in Zambo in 2013 due to standoff

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Properties damaged by fire last year registered a huge increase compared to 2012 due to the standoff with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) – Misuari faction, the Zamboanga City Fire District (ZCFD) of the Bureau of Fire Protection said. Supt. Dominador Zabala Jr., ZCFD Fire Marshall said the value of properties destroyed in fire incidents in 2013 reached P193.9 million or an increase of P187.8 million compared to only P6.037 million registered in 2012. Zabala said the huge increase was due to the 46 fire incidents that erupted during the three-week standoff in September. The fighting started last September 9 when hundreds of MNLF rebels

entered the city and engaged government forces in gunfights in at least four adjoining barangays near the city proper. The ZCFD recorded 110 fire incidents for 2013 and only 43 incidents in 2012, according to Zabala. He said two civilians were killed and 13 others, including a fireman, were injured in fire incidents in 2013. Two civilians were killed and six others were injured in 2012, he said. Zabala urged the public to always take precautions to avoid fire incidents, saying he is looking forward to fewer fires this year. He said the people should not leave lighted candles unattended during blackouts and to periodically check their electrical wiring to avoid short circuit. (MindaNews)

Woman shot, body thrown into ravine in Zamboanga town

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AGADIAN CITY – Police said a young woman was shot and killed by an unidentified assailant and her body thrown into a ravine in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur.

Police said the woman was shot in the head with a .45-caliber in the vil-

Villagers said they heard what appeared to be a motorcycle rushing in the area and then followed by a gunshot, but did not go out of their houses for fear the assailant would also attack lage of Guling in Guipos them. town where her body was The woman, according discovered. to a police report, was

wearing a striped red and white blouse and a pair of denim pants and black sandals. She had long black hair and a little less than 5 feet in height and could be around 18 or 20 years old. The motive of t he killing is still unknown. (Mindanao Examiner)

Dipolog to receive P3-M from DILG By MARY MAE ABELLON

DIPOLOG CITY – The city government here is expected to receive P3 million this year from the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This incentive, which is funded under the 20% Local Development Fund (LDF), is given to the local government unit (LGU) through a counterpart funding scheme in the implementation of projects under the Annual Investment Program (AIP). PCF is given to all prov

inces, cities and municipalities awarded with the Seal of Good Housekeeping on condition that the LGU shall allocate counterpart fund to implement capital investment projects aligned with the national development agenda and priorities. Projects to be funded by PCF include improvement of social services like school buildings, hospital and health centers, housing and settlements; public infrastructure such as local roads and bridges, railways, Past Licensure Examinations for Teachers in Sulu province in southern Philippines. And Fazlur-Rahman Abdulla, director of Sulu Area Coordinating Center, reads a copy of the book review distributed for free to public ports and wharves; eco- executive school teachers by the Sulu provincial government as part of its educational program. (Mindanao Examiner Photo See dipolog, page 11

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD Northern Mindanao Region

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Notice is hereby given that Karaga Fast Track Builders, Inc. (KFTBI) has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of house & lot packages in EURIKA HOMES SUBDIVISION located at Barangay Noli, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur and more particularly described as Lots 1 – 25 of Block 1; Lots 1 – 6, 12, 13, 19 – 22 of Block 2; Lots 1 -18 of Block 3; Lots 1 – 8 of Block 4; Lots 1, 2, 9, 10 of Block 5; Lots 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 of Block 6; Lots 1, 2 7, 9 of Block 7 and Lot 1 of Block 9, all in Psd-13-020496 containing an area of 12, 772 sq.m. and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No. T-26572. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within the aforementioned project specifically Lots 7 -11, 14 – 18, 23 – 27 of Block 2; Lots 19 – 21 of Block 3; Lots 3 – 8 of Block 5; Lots 3, 5, 7 of Block 6; Lot 3 – 6, 8 of Block 7 and Lots 1 – 6 of Block 8, all in Psd-13-020496 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act (RA) No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro this 27th day of December 2013.

Notice is hereby given that Karaga Fast Track Builders, Inc. (KFTBI) has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of house & lot packages in EURIKA HOMES SUBDIVISION located at Barangay Noli, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur and more particularly described as Lots 7 - 11, 14 – 18, 23 – 27 of Block 2; Lots 19 – 21 of Block 3; Lots 3 – 8 of Block 5; Lots 3, 5, 7 of Block 6; Lots 3 – 6, 8 of Block 7 and Lots 1 – 6 of Block 8, all in Psd-13-020496 containing an area of 2,554 sq.m. and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No. T-26572. The foregoing project is being utilized as compliance for EURIKA HOMES SUBDIVISION located at Barangay Noli, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur in accordance with Section 18 of Republic Act (RA) No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 27th day of December 2013.

(Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS Regional Director

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(Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS Regional Director MDN: Jan. 9, 2014

PRO-9 to hire 349 non-uniform personnel PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur - The Police Regional Office-9 is hiring 349 Non-Uniform Personnel (NUP) to serve as crime registrars in the different police stations here in the region. PRO-9 information officer Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca said the hiring is in accordance to the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) 7,439 vacant positions for NUP intended to be utilized as crime registrar in the different police stations. The 349 civilians to be hired as crime registrars will be assigned as follows: Zamboanga Del Sur Police Office, 66; Zamboanga Del Norte Police Office, 112; Zamboanga Sibugay Police Office, 111; Zamboanga City Police Office, 55; and, Isabela City Police Station, five. “All appointees to the said positions must be assigned at the police stations of their appointment,” Huesca said.

He said they will start accepting applications from January 27 to February 28, this year. The general qualifications and requirements are as follows: Letter of Application; Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212-Revised 2005); Transcript of Records and Diploma; Certificate of Eligibility; Certificate of Training; Certificate of Employment, if any; National Bureau of Investigation Clearance (1 original and 1 authenticated copy); National Statistics Office-issued Birth Certificate (1 original and 1 authenticated copy); and NSO-issued Marriage Certificate, if applicable (1 original and 1 authenticated copy). For the in-Service Applicants (Promotion/Change in Item/Plantilla Position), the general qualification are as follows: Letter of Application; Duly Accomplished PDS (CSC Form 212 revised See hire, page 11


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Big PHL banana firms join industry cluster team

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AVAO CITY -- Big growers and exporters in the Philippine banana industry have finally joined the cluster team of the banana industry.

Mr. Stephen Antig

In their first meeting with the banana cluster team on Monday, Stephen Antig, chairman of the Pilipino Banana Growers and Exporters Association or PBGEA, took the task of heading the committee to

look for an expert to study how to set up a mechanism for a proposed “banana industry board”. Antig said this industry board is important to the banana industry to help all the stakeholders solve

many problems that often cripple the entire industry, and affecting farmers, growers, exporters and service providers. “We need to conduct this study to determine how this entity or industry board will operate. We need to get together as one to help each other solve problems in the industry,” Antig told consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and industry stakeholders from government agencies, farmers, cooperatives and the academe. The banana industry, according to Antig, had been hit by many problems like the Panama wilt, aerial spraying, low buying prices, pole vaulting, lack of financing, and destructive typhoons and floods. “It’s about time we have a formal body composed of banana industry stakeholders who will sit down and try to solve these problems together,” the PBGEA chair said. A Davao-based management expert with extensive background in the banana

industry backed up by foreign-funded graduate studies in agriculture business management and industry development, is now being reviewed and considered by Antig and his committee in the banana industry cluster. Joining the PBGEA during a recent industry cluster meeting were top representatives of the Mindanao Banana Growers and Exporters Association, (MBGEA), Federation of ARB Banana-based Cooperatives (FEDCO), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agriculture (DA), and Southern Philippines Agri-Business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Land Bank of the Philippines. The banana industry cluster team is currently headed by Ireneo Dalayon, chief executive officer of FEDCO, a federation of some 16 banana cooperatives in the Davao region representing small fruit growers. (PNA)

23 Davao wood processors to set up bio-mass fuel plant DAVAO CITY -– About 23 wood processors based in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, are planning to set up a “bio-mass fuel project” that will turn saw dust, wood cuttings and other wood wastes into fuel for various consumer and industrial uses. In a recent industry cluster report to consultants of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), cluster coordinator Leonil Floresta said the wood cluster will soon get assistance from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for a P10-million joint project that will make use of tons of wood wastes like saw dust, cuttings, etc. and turn them into bio-mass fuel in the form of charcoal pellets. ”There’s just too much wastes in the wood industry, so we plan to turn all these wastes into additional income for all wood processors in Davao participating in this joint project with DOST,” Foresta said. The DOST, according to Floresta, will provide and install the bio-mass fuel plant equipment for the wood processors sometime

in the third quarter this year. Wood processors are turning to alternative sources of income like this DOSTled project because of the “cheap buying prices of pallets”-- their main source of income--paid by many banana firms to “illegal suppliers” or wood processors who do not have permits from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), according to wood cluster chair Loiue Rabat. “These banana companies are killing us in the wood industry who have See wood, page 11

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Sam Milby admits he hasn’t introduced Jessy Mendiola to his parents yet

After taking part in his first Metro Manila Film Fest entry last month, Sam Milby said he was satisfied with what his movie Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel was already able to accomplish. “We’re very, very happy sa mga reviews, yung comments and the fact also na kasama sa MMFF, that’s also a big thing and it’s doing really well. Iba naman kasi, wala kaming trailers na pinakita sa TV. It’s all through wordof-mouth, through social media so the fact that we’re still in the top four, we’re very happy with that. Ito ang pinakamadaming action na ginawa ko sa kahit anong

project and it was more the training sa mga action scenes,” he said. Sam said he attended public screenings of his movie just to see the reaction of his fans. “Dalawang beses ko na napanuod actually. I wanted to be able to watch it more on Christmas day but yung lang yung araw na makasama ko yung pamilya ko. I was able to catch the last showing at Glorietta. Sobrang happy ako kasi iba naman kapag normal showing kesa sa nag-special screening kami. Ibang iba naman pag normal showing na punong-puno siya, it was sold out and nakita ko yung

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mga reactions nila. Siyempre masarap tumawa kapag holiday season. Hindi rin nila alam nung mga tao na nandun kami ni Miss Eugene Domingo,” he recalled. When asked if he was already able to introduce Jessy Mendiola (who he is rumored to be courting at the moment) to his family, Sam admitted he has not been able to take her to watch his movie or introduce her to his parents who are currently in town visiting from the United States. “Hindi pa. Hindi pa nangyayari. My parents are here. Kahit ako I haven’t been able to spend that much time with my family.

May trabaho pa rin and they understand naman my work. It’s just nice lang na at least kahit sa pasko we get to spend time with each other,” he shared. The Kapamilya hunk said he is just waiting for the right time for the introduction to happen. “The right time is pag may time (laughs). Kasi we haven’t even talked about kung anong ginagawa niya, plans niya this holiday season break so ayun, tingnan natin,” he said. Although they haven’t had time to hang out because of their busy work schedules, Sam said they have managed to maintain constant contact

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nomic services like tourism facilities, irrigation systems, postharvest facilities, cold storage facilities, and other economic infrastructures and growth enhancing projects such as market, slaughterhouses, and water supply system; climate change adaptation and disaster preparedness like flood control, reforestation, solid waste management facilities, evacuation centers, early warning and devices and rescue equipment; and promotion of good governance like the anti-red tape and anti-corruption systems. The grant cannot be used in payment of taxes, salaries and recurrent cost and micro credits and loans. The PCF aims to encourage LGUs to be at their best performance in order to gain financial support that will boost and sustain the local economic development initiatives for poverty reduction in their respective localities. “PCF will only be granted to an LGU if it will surpass the ‘Good Local Governance Performance.’ In the case of Dipolog City, it has moved up to ‘Seal of Good House Keeping’ from silver level in 2012,” City Local Government Operations Officer Lerma M. Campaner explained adding Dipolog met the criteria set for the said award. The test of the Seal of Good Housekeeping focuses on sound fiscal management characterized by the absence of adverse COA opinion on the LGU’s financial statements, and on transparent and accountable governance which puts value on full disclosure of government transactions. For her part, Mayor Evelyn Uy expressed her gratitude for the said grant saying “it will help a lot in the development of the city and its people.” (FPG/MAA/ PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

Among improvements in the health care system for the residents of the province are construction of a mini heart center, diagnostic center, rehabilitation center and mental hospital. Next week medical personnel of the government will undergo training in the use of the CT scan technology that will be brought to Camiguin for the first time. In February, the mental hospital wll be operational and would be able to accommodate some 20 patients. Romualdo said the province has some 280 cases of mental illness but most of these would be out-patients to be given medications. He said the World Health Organization and the Department of Health have signified their help in providing medicines. The province will be looking at signing memorandums of agreement with the DOH and hospitals in Northern Mindanao with psychiatric services for tieups in psychiatric care. For the airport, Romualdo said the Department of Transportation and Communications has issued an executive order for a program of expansion work that will improve the airport operations of the province. This means rehabilitation of the airport terminal and improvement of landing equipment for eventual direct flights from Manila. Romualdo said the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are looking into additional flights for the province. In June, the Department of Trade and Industry will be promoting in China a number of food products of Camiguin such as pastels, peanut brittle and tableya. The products will be displayed at an exposition that is held annually in China. Romualdo said the province continues to develop its tourism industry and announced that Camiguin will be one of five places in the Philippines to be promoted in London during the World Tourism Conference in November. The four other places are Albay, Cebu, Boracay and Bohol and the lead agency there will be the Department of Tourism. The governor also cited the regularization of the fast craft service between Cagayan de Oro City and Camiguin as well as projects to rehabilitate the seaports around the island.

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multi-colored school of fish of varied sizes and shapes was hypnotic as the creatures glide above the vibrant carpet of corals under the sea. “Some of the school of fish aimed at you at great speed only to dispersed at a hairline distance,” Macias a scuba diving enthusiasts told the Philippines News Agency (PNA). Where it not for the local tourism department of the municipal town of Mahinog, in Camiguin, the Mantigue Island would have become another dying testament of man’s atrocities toward nature. “It took the local tourism department more than 10 years to successfully declare the island as Eco-Tourism Site because of illegal settlers who have started to plunder the natural resources of the island,” tourism officer Mercy Jalalia of Mahinog

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Wood... from page 9

the permits and operate legally by turning to illegal pallet suppliers who sell very cheap pallets,” Rabat told JICA consultants during a recent monitoring meeting. The current monthly demand of 200,000 pallets by the banana industry is being supplied by wood processors in Davao who

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turned to the mass production of pallets to meet this lucrative demand from exporters. Wood processors, according to Rabat, blamed the “long, long delay” by DENR Manila office to process and approve permits, a process that could take several months to more than a year, making most of them “illegal suppliers” since they do not have permits to operate. (PNA)

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2005); Attested Appointment (KSS Form Blg. 33) of current appointment/position; Transcript of Record and Diploma; Certificate of Eligibility; Certificate of Training; Awards; IPER for the last two semesters prior to the application; Affidavit of Undertaking (that in case they will be appointed to the position they are applying for, they must report to the office/ unit of their appointment and shall not in any way solicit intervention for their retention to their current office/unit of assignment prior to their appointment to the new positions) Huesca said that interested applicants may visit the NUP Affairs Section at Camp Abendan in Barangay Mercedes, Zamboanga City for more information.(PNA)

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congressional fund as senator he vowed not to avail again of such fund. Lacson ended up haling to court those local officials who he suspected of abusing the congressional fund he allocated them for the benefit of their constituencies. Underscoring the need to institute fool-proof measures to insulate the congressional fund from being abused, Lacson stopped availing of such fund until measures are put in place to insure the integrity of the disbursement of the congressional fund. Until he finished his second term, Lacson shied away from the controversial congressional fund also known as pork barrel fund. On his first visit as rehabilitation czar to the typhoon devastated areas in December, Lacson immediately tasked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit of the national police to look into possible overpricing of the bunkhouses he inspected. This is how intolerant Lacson is when it comes to corruption. As a former policeman who became the chief of the national police, Lacson immediately smells something fishy in government contracts and projects. Like a good newsman who has nose for news, Lacson is also endowed with the ability to immediately spot if corruption played or is playing a role in any government project. Perhaps this could be one of the many reasons

why P-Noy entrusted to Lacson the task of overseeing the rehabilitation of the typhoon devastated areas because of the latter’s no nonsense attitude when it comes to the spending of public funds. With Lacson as rehabilitation czar, PNoy can rest assured every centavo is spent only for rehabilitation. Despite the accusations about his supposed incompetence the fact that P-Noy is not corrupt, his penchant is always to bring into his administration people who share with him in his ideals. And he has the ability also to spot the corrupt from the non-corrupt. Though this does not mean there are no corruption charges hurled against the Aquino administration. But the truth is that up to this writing no one from even Aquino’s most hardened political detractors could accuse him of having committed corruption since he assumed the presidency. For this fact alone, we should already be thankful. If my memory serves me right, I could remember that on the fifth day of the illegitimate Arroyo administration corruption in the form of extortion of a businessman closely allied with deposed President Estrada by a high ranking Arroyo administration official was already exposed. The official was recently absolved by the Supreme Court not because the government failed to prove its case but because it took five years for the Ombudsman to file the case in the Sandiganbayan. Aquino had been accused of incompetence, of having a bad work habit and many other accusations, real or imagined, but one thing no one could deny is the fact that he has not been accused of corruption. His disdain for corruption must be the reason why he named a man who equally disdains corruption at the helm of the rehabilitation of Yolanda devastated areas. As the saying goes, it takes one to know one. Since P-Noy disdains corruption, he knows that Lacson likewise disdains this menace that has become part and parcel of governance until

Aquino became President of the land. Accuse me of being proAquino and pro-Lacson and I will not dispute your accusation because I am all out against all forms of corruption in government. I am very tired already with corruption hence my readiness to embrace anyone who disdains corruption as well. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbacon@ gmail.com. Read me also at raconteurme.blogspot.com)

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Moreno’s argument borders on fallacy. The City Council is demanding that Moreno and his department heads should submit the “program of works” that would justify the approval and release of funds. If Moreno has a clear intention, his department should simply submit the program of works for the supplemental budget. If ever, the City Council has no reason to delay or deny the proposed budget if everything is in order. •• Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok,” a daily commentary from Monday to Friday at 11:00 – to 12 noon, at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch

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would ask the city’s highway patrols and Task Force Davao to place checkpoints in the city. “I will check who sign the release forms for the goods, and I will personally arrest you,” he added. The younger Duterte told reporters that he had been told that the practice has been in place for years already. “The problem lies in the Customs Bureau,” he said. The vice mayor said that smugglers were not only dealing with container vans but “shiploads” of goods from as far as Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, and General Santos cities. Asked whether the city needed more laws to fight smuggling, he said the problem was with the implementation of the laws, as well as the necessary background checks of people involved.

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“The NBI and other agencies should look at income and inventories of rice importers,” he said. “For example, when you have been known to be driving a cheap car and then a year later driving an SUV, something is fishy. The investigators should look into that, as well as the lifestyles of these people,” he added. (MindaNews)

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in the area and readily signed the inventory sheet after the raid winded down at past 8 a.m. “This is a major accomplishment for the team since one of the suspects is considered as big time drug dealer,” he said. The team immediately brought the suspects to the Koronadal City police station for further interrogation and processing of their statements. Salcedo said they scheduled an inquest for the two late Wednesday afternoon at a local court. The official said the suspects will initially be charged for possession of illegal drugs and maintenance of a drug den as provided for under Republic Act 9165 or the Dangerous Drugs Act. He said a separate case for illegal possession of ammunition will be filed against them for the recovery of the live bullets.

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Vice Mayor Acenas, who officiated his ceremonial oath-taking, congratulated Councilor Lim for having been elected to the post. Lim is the barangay chair of Barangay 40. He replaces interim ABC president Pedro Balite. In his privilege speech, Councilor Lim thanked barangay chairmen and all those who supported him for the trust that brought him to the post. “I will be the voice of the 80 barangays,” he assured. Councilor Lim also thanked the members of the legislative body for the welcome given to him as he vowed to pursue projects and programs of his predecessors. A report from Lorebeth C. Requiroso


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Son says Mayor Duterte’s warning to smugglers no bluff ment. I was given a specific order,” he said. The mayor said that he would insist on his rights to visit warehouses suspected of smuggling goods, especially rice. “You must remember that when the goods leave the customs zone, they can

no longer be hailed by the NBI and the CIDG,” he said. “That is the practice, para walang gulo (to avoid confusion).” But Duterte said he would go against the practice. The mayor said he

long ni Pulong media forum at the Sangguniang Panlungsod, the vice mayor said City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s threat to “kill” smugglers were not unfounded, as the elder Duterte “is a man of his word.” “Kung ako pa ninyo, pagbantay mo. Undangi

na inyong kabuang (If I were you, watch out. Stop your misdeed),” the vice mayor said. Mayor Duterte warned smugglers during his weekly Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa television show that he would “kill” smugglers in the city.

In a briefing with media, the mayor said the national government, including the Bureau of Internal Revenue, had personally asked him to do something about alleged smuggling operations in Davao. “We’re bound by the request of the national govern-

ENERAL Santos City––Police and anti-drug operatives arrested an alleged big time drug dealer and his cohort in a raid on a residential compound in an outskirt village in nearby Koronadal City on Wednesday morning.

pound early Wednesday morning. The team was composed of elements from the Koronadal City police station, Police Regional Office 12’s intelligence division and public safety company, Department of Justice, City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC) and Philippine Drug Enforcement AgencyRegion 12. Salcedo said they recovered in one of the houses three open “plastic cellophanes” containing suspected methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu, four heat-sealed transparent sachets of shabu, a digital weighing scale, disposable

lighters, aluminum foils, P5,280 in cash, three live bullets of a .38 caliber pistol and several other drug paraphernalia. He said they could not yet determine the weight and value of the recovered illegal drugs pending an evaluation by the regional police’s crime laboratory. Dr. Glorio Sandig, CADAC coordinator, said they consider the operation as successful due to the extent of evidence recovered at the scene and the arrest of the two suspects. He said the two did not RIZAL DAY SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS. put up any resistance when With the theme “MY HERO”, contest winners Paul Simthe raiding team arrived son Montemayor (middle, first prize), Zanthope Czarina

DAVAO City––Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte warned smugglers operating in the city to not take lightly his mayor-father’s threat he would kill them if they got caught. “Watch out,” the younger Duterte told smugglers. In his weekly Pulong-Pu-

Big time drug dealer, cohort nabbed in raid

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Supt. Nestor Salcedo, acting Koronadal City police chief, identified the suspects as Danny Maidu, 38, and Mark Sumajit, 22, both residents of Purok Maunawain in Barangay San Jose. He said the two were nabbed in one of the two houses at the compound owned by Maidu, who re-

portedly operates a drug den in the area. “He’s (Maidu) considered a big fish and one of the top priorities in our drug watch list,” the official told reporters. Armed with a search warrant issued by the Koronadal City Regional Trial Court, the raiding team swooped down on the com-

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Perez (left, second prize) and Denice Antonnette Galero (right, third prize) pose for posterity. The speech tilt was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly ACN 2869 in connection with the 117th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Photo supplied

Timber City Academy student wins K of C Rizal Day speech tilt By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

Devotees to the Black Nazarene line up inside the Nazareno Church in Cagayan de Oro City for their turn

to show devotion to the image. The replica of the Black Nazarene will be paraded around the city on

Thursday from 3 in the afternoon to 8 in the evening. MDN photo by Gerry L. Gorit

DOH: 62 measles cases admitted to health units By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Department of Health has reported that a total of 62 suspected measles cases were admitted to different disease reporting units for measles in Caraga Region, three were laboratory confirmed rubella and 16 cases showed measles-like

signs and symptoms but no specimen was gathered for laboratory confirmation. In a media release, the DOH in Caraga said that out of 62 suspected measles cases, Cabadbaran City had 42, Agusan del Sur, 7, Butuan City, 6, Agusan del Norte, 5, Surigao City, l and Tandag City, 1. Cabadbaran City had two laboratory-confirmed

rubella, and Butuan City has one. Of the 16 clinically measles cases with measles-like signs or symptoms, the DOH Center for Health Development in Caraga reported that 10 cases were reported in Cabadbaran City, 2 in Butuan City, and one each in Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao City and

Tandag City. Fifty-two percent of those with suspected measles were females with ages ranging from two months old to 55 years old. Thirty-nine or 63 percent of the cases were vaccinated, DOH-Caraga said. Out of three laboratoryconfirmed rubella cases, only one was vaccinated, it said.

BUTUAN City––A third year high school student of Timber City Academy here won the first prize in the Prepared Speech Contest in connection with the 117th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on December 30, 2013. With theme “MY HERO”, the contest was held at the Department of Education-Agusan del Norte Training Hall here and organized by the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Michael J. McGivney Assembly CAN 2869 which according to Faithful Navigator and Project Director SK Roy A. Rosales was to inculcate into the minds of the youth the spirit of patriotism, respect for justice, freedom and democracy, and to provide students the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills. Paul Simson Montemayor won the coveted first prize comprising a Gold Trophy, a Gold Medal, and P7,000.00 cash. Second prize winner was Zanthope Czarina Perez of Agusan National High School who received a Silver Trophy, a Silver Medal and P5,000 cash. Denice Antonnette Galero of Angelicum Montessori School, Inc. was third prize winner and got a Bronze Trophy, a Bronze Medal and P3,000.00 cash. Consolation prizes were given to non-winning contestants. The coach-mentor of each contestant received P1,000. The other contestants were Rieza Mariel Cabatana of Butuan City School of Arts & Trade, Christian John Albarida of Caraga State University, Rialen Catherine Panganiban of Enfant Cheri Study Center, Inc., Pamela Jane Adorna of Holy Child Colleges of Butuan, Jemadel R. Bongabong of Libertad National High School, Hannah G. Lagura of Saint Joseph Institute of Technology. SK Dionisio L. Yumo, Assembly public relation officer, said the contest proper was a success and well-attended saying the activity should be an annual affair considering its significance to the youth, the community and the country as a whole.

Mindanao Daily Davao (January 9, 2014)  

Mindanao Daily Davao (January 9, 2014)

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