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Volume II, No. 114

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Young nurse runs for Lapasan council By GERRY LEE GORIT Staff Member Mindanao Daily News

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -A 26-year-old nurse is among the candidates in this year’s barangay elections in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City. Rowena Raye “Wawit” Mediana of Sta. Cruz I is running for the barangay council. Wawit, daughter of Rudy and Maricor Mediana, is the

company nurse of RG & K construction and general merchandise firm. She is also the civic president of Sta. Cruz I, Lapasan. She said her main priority programs are health and livelihood training for jobless men, women and out of school youth in the barangay. The health concerns in Lapasan include use of the health center which has no power and water connections,

provisioning of an ambulance that needs equipment, and availability of medicines. Wawit, being the youngest candidate, said she would also focus on activities for the youth. She said the youth should be involved in productive activities. Other concerns that would get her participation are education and the garbage problem in certain areas of the barangay. She said funds are needed

for the educational needs of Lapasan especially the elementary pupils. Wawit, who has the full support of her family. There are 5 candidates for the barangay chairmanship and 54 candidates for the barangay council. “I am running not for myself but because I want to help our barangay,” Wawit said. “I have the capacity to help our barangay,” she added.

United efforts sought against rice smuggling Rowena Raye “Wawit” Mediana

October 8 at Duka Bay, Pelaez directly expressed his contempt of the coal-fired power plant as a source of pollution. He said that he has asked the support of the academia to provide the provincial board their opinion on the establishment of another coal fired See mother/p.11

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102 bets vie for 46 punong brgy posts in M’balay By Walter I. Balane of MindaNews

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Christmas star. An inmate of the Misamis Oriental provincial jail displays a finished Christmas star parol for sale to the public. The parol comes with a light within. Prices range from P120 to P180 per parol depending on the size. This one is for P180. The provincial jail is marking Prison Awareness Week this week. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Coal plant: The mother of pollution WHAT happened to Vice Governor Joey Pelaez? In the beginning, Pelaez staunchly opposed the construction of another coal-fired power in Misamis Oriental, notably in the province’s industrial zone which has now a coal-fired power plant in operation. A German model STEAG

Commentary coal-fired power plant is now operating in the municipal town of Villanueva. Now, another company, the FDC Misamis

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Power Corporation, a subsidiary of FDC Utilities, Inc., another subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation, was eyeing a P 30 billion coal-fired power plant in the town of Tagolo-an, an adjoining town of Villanueva. During a talked with Mr. Pelaez sometime on

By DAVAO TODAY

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte had this advice to agri-business players who might be asked for ‘revolutionary taxes’ by the New People’s Army (NPA): just pay them. The mayor raised this point, along with other concerns on peace and order, in his address during the opening day of the Davao Trade Expo 2013 last Thursday at the SMX Convention Center. “It’s a fundamental question for business: is it good to do business in the mountains? Do we give in to them?” the mayor asked. He said as mayor of a city in Mindanao dealing with “revolutionary” and “ideological” groups such as the Communist Party of the Philippines and Moro revolutionary groups, the way to deal with them is to talk to them. “It’s a matter others want to avoid. But it’s a reality that has to be talked openly, since the NPA is more active now in Region 11, notwithstanding the statements from the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” Duterte said. December last year, Duterte drew flak when his pronouncement during a visit at the Communist Party of the Philippines quoted him as saying that he pays revolutionary tax. A youtube video later circulated accusing him of giving P125 million as annual revolutionary taxes. He clarified that he attended the CPP anniversary at a Typhoon Pablo-affected area where he gave some amount for the typhoon victims; the funds were sourced out from private

AVAO City–– The National Food Authority City Field Office has called for a united effort to check on the alleged smuggling of rice through the ports of Davao and Cebu.

MALAYBALAY City––A total of 102 candidates are running for punong barangay or barangay chair in the elections on Monday, October 28, based on the list provided by the city election office. The same list showed that 929 individuals are vying for 322seats for barangay councilors. Both Barangays Poblacion 7 and Laguitas have five candidates for punong barangay, while Barangay 11 has four contenders. The chairs of Poblacion 1, 3, 7 and 9, Laguitas, Bangcud, Caburacanan, Kulaman and St. Peter can no longer run as they are

NPA taxation a reality, just pay them, says Davao mayor

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Oro govt goes hi-tech to save power consumption VICE Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas referred to the City Council committee on energy chaired by Councilor Teodulfo Lao the special report of Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang regarding excessive power consumption of the city resulting to high power costs. According to Councilor Darimbang, the city government already owes a service provider a hefty amount because of this. Darimbang said the city is spending much since it is still using an obsolete lighting system that requires higher wattage compared to the present day system. According to the lady councilor, there is a new technology that is being used in some advanced and developed countries like China, South Korea and other Asian countries. She proposed the creation of a department to conduct research and a thorough study for the city to utilize this new technology and reduce excessive power expenditure, she said. (JBD)

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Oro’s handheld radios overpriced, says Dad By Cris Diaz Executive Editor Mindanao Daily News

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Councilor Ramon Tabor on Monday asked the Commissions on Audit (COA) to determine the unit price of a handheld radio acquired by the city government which could be overpriced. Tabor, chair of the city council’s police, fire, and public safety, said that the city mayor’s office bought handheld radios to augment com-

munication equipment of the local police here at P 10,000 each. In a special report to the city council, Tabor said that his committee believed that COA was the best agency that could determine whether the price of each of the handheld radio was fair. According to Tabor, that the total amount involved was P500,000 for a total of 50 handheld radios distributed to various police station precincts in the city. Based on initial findings, a hand-

held radio costs only between P 3,500 to P 4,500 per unit, Tabor added. He said his committee suspected that the handheld radios bought by the city government through the office of the city mayor were overpriced. “My committee is not in the position to conclude that the handheld radios acquired by the city government in the amount of P 10,000 per unit was overpriced until an official finding of the COA could be obtained,” Tabor said.

Moreno defends P2.6 billion proposed 2014 budget By Cris Diaz Executive Editor Mindanao Daily News

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno defended the proposed P 2.6 billion 2014 budget as necessary for the city to move forward. Moreno personally submitted the 2014 proposed budget to the city council during the council’s regular session on Monday afternoon for its approval. He said that the budget, a P 400 million increase from 2013’s approved P 2.2 billion budget was “ambitious and aggressive” that manifests the city’s continued annual growth. The city mayor said that the increase in the proposed budget was more on social services particularly increasing coverage of PhilHealth beneficiaries from the current 100,000 to 240,000 beneficiaries next year. According to Moreno,

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno presents his proposed P2.6-billion budget for 2014 during the regular session of the city council on Monday. Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas listens as the presiding officer. The budget allocations were spelled out by the mayor for the city councilors to see why the amount totals P2.6-billion. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

that the city government would be able to improve its annual revenue collection to as much as P 3.2 billion – depending on the aggressiveness of the city’s tax collection.

City Councilor Prexy Elipe, chair of the city council’s committee on finance, ways and means, said that the city council will review the proposed budget “item for item.”

“We appreciate the city mayor’s coming to the city council himself to defend his proposed budget. However, the city mayor could have sent the department heads who know the details more

of their needs,” Elipe said. He said that the city government’s approved budget in 2013 was P 2.2 billion, up by P 300 million from an annual budget of P 900,000 in 2012. “The city government was able to meet the P 2.2 billion budget in 2013 because of the city’s sound fiscal management and improved revenues,” Elipe added. Elipe said that the city government has two major sources of income; the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) and the revenues collected from various local taxes.0 No tax increase Moreno also allayed fears on insinuations that the city government would increase collection of taxes to be able to meet the P 2.6 billion budget in 2014. Moreno made the assurance in a speech before members of the city council during the regular session on Monday.

The city mayor endorsed the proposed P 2.6 billion budget for 2014 for approval by the local august body. He said that the city government would not collect additional taxes to burden local taxpayers in order to attain the proposed 2014 budget. “I believed that a sustain collection of existing taxes could increase the necessary revenues of the city government,” Moreno said. He said that under a stable revenue collection and exploring possible sources of revenue, the city government could easily raise its annual revenue income to P 3.2 billion. According to Moreno, that the proposed P 2.6 billion 2014 budget was attainable and fair as the city embarks on more infrastructure and social service projects designed to serve the people more and maintained the city as the gateway of Southern Mindanao.


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Provincial jail observes Prison Awareness Week By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––This week the inmates at the Misamis Oriental provincial jail are being treated to different activities for a special occasion. Provincial jail warden Dominador Tagarda said the celebration for Prison Awareness Week started on Monday with a Holy Mass followed by an opening program. Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano led provincial officials in attending the opening program that was also graced by representatives from the provincial prosecutor’s office, the parole and probation office, Volunteers in Prison and religious groups. Among the religious groups present were the Catholics, Seventh Day Adventist, El Shaddai, Balik Islam and Born Again. Tagarda said there are about 350 inmates, men and women including 4 minors, in the provincial jail.

He said 345% of the number are there because of illegal drugs. The rest of the cases involve homicide, robbery, murder, theft and violence against women and children. The weeklong celebration include parlor games, free lunch, basketball and volleyball matches, poster making contest, a legal forum and the culminating program on Sunday. Tagarda said the activities are open to the families and relatives of the inmates. He said prizes will be awarded to the winners and certificates of appreciation will be given. The annual parol making project of the inmates has also begun. Some finished star parols are now being sold to the public for prices ranging from P120 to P180 each. The proceeds will go to the inmates for their income.

lnmates at the Misamis Oriental provincial jail make a Christmas star Parol to be sold to the public. The annual project of the inmates helps them earn an income. Sale of the Christmas decors started on Monday during the Prison Awareness Week celebration at the jail. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office No. B-400 SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Mambajao, Camiguin will sell to the highest qualified bidder at Ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. on November 28, 2013, the tract of land covered by Miscellaneous Sales Applications of Meriam G. King. MSA No. : 101805-175 Location : Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin Description : Identified as Lot No. 350-A-5191 Area : 153 square meters Appraised Value of Land : P 30,600.00 (P200.00/sq.m.) Appraised Value of Existing Improvement : P 50,000.00 All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin on or before the hour and date above and plainly marked “BID for the land described in the Miscellaneous Sales Application Nos. 101805-175. Bids must be accompanied with cash, money order, cashier’s or manager’s check for a sum equivalent to 10% of the bid. When a bid is withdrawn after the highest bidder is determined, the corresponding deposit thereof shall be forfeited to the Government. No bid shall be less than the appraised value of the land. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder if other than the applicant MUST reimburse the latter of all the value of the improvements introduced by the applicant on the land subject of the application. All prospective bidders are hereby informed that the herein applicant has the right to equal any and all bids. Mambajao, Camiguin, October 3, 2013 ADOLFO G. FUENTES OIC, PENR Officer MDN: OCT. 23, 30, NOV. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that BELLA AWIT SILACAN has filed with this Office for change of first name from “LUZVILLA” to “BELLA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LUZVILLA BESIN AWIT who was born on OCTOBER 15, 1951 at POBLACION, BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are LAURENCIO AWIT and JUANA BESIN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 08 NOVEMBER 2013. (Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Oct. 23 & 30, 2013

DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS AND INTEREST Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SPS. NEMECIO PATILANO, who died intestate on the 19th day of May, 1953; and SOFRONIA PATILANO, who died intestate on the 23rd day of March, 1995 all at Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of their death left a parcel of land and more particularly described as follows to wit; TCT No. T-22246 “A PARCEL OF LAND, (Lot No. 1088 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan), situated in the Barrio of Lapasan, Municipality of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN (116) 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 FIDEL E. PATILANO, of legal age, married, Filipino; LYDIA PATILANO MARCIAL, of legal age, married, Filipino and CHATA PATILANO OWEN, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, are the only, sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs of the late SPS. NEMECIO PATILANO and SOFRONIA PATILANO. That we, FIDEL E. PATILANO, and LYDIA PATILANO MARCIAL, do hereby WAIVED, RELINQUISHED, and QUITCLAIMED all our rights, interests, claims, shares and participations over the abovedescribed parcel of land infavor to our sister: CHATA PATILANO OWEN. As per Doc. No. 332; Page No. 67; Book No. 201; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: Oct. 9, 16 & 23, 2013

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Children took over capitol in one day By David M. Suyao PIA, Agusan del Sur

STUDY HARD, EXCEL, AND ‘SHOOT FOR THE STARS.’ Butuan Councilwoman Rema Erigbuagas-

Burdeos (inset) tells students to make good in school and strive for success in yesterday’s opening program of the Children’s Governance Day at the city hall lobby. Mindanao Daily News photo by Pat Samonte

Butuan City officials encourage youth to study at Children’s Month 2013 By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Officials here have encouraged students and the youth to study, excel in school and “shoot for the stars” with the assurance of city government support. These were the gists of the messages of City Councilwoman Rema Erigbuagas-Burdeos and City Administrator Leah Mendoza before some 200 students yesterday during the kick-off program of the Children’s Governance Day in observance of Children’s Month 2013 at the city hall lobby here. See STUDY | page 11

Officials back royalty claims of Manobos who barricaded mine firm

PUYAT, Carmen, Surigao del Sur––Officials had endorsed the ancestral domain claim and demand for royalty by a group of Manobos that recently staged a barricade against a mining company

in Claver, Surigao del Norte, documents obtained by MindaNews showed. The Kahugpungan sa Nagkahiusang Tribu nga Manunubod sa Yutang See MINE | page 11

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur––For one day, some 50 youth leaders took over the reins of the provincial government to give them the “feel” in the intricacies of managing the government bureaucracy. The selected young school leaders who took the seats of the governor, vice governor, 15 board members and chief of offices of the different agencies at the capitol is an annual event to highlight the children’s month celebration. The activity is mandated under Article 4, section 46 of Ordinance No. 16, series of 2002 of the Agusan del Sur Children’s Code which states that every third Monday of October of every year as children’s day of governance/ administration. The young provincial government executives were elected and appointed respectively during the twoday Children’s Congress on October 19-20. Raymond Loreto from San Francisco took over the seat of Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza as governor while Joey Pagar from Bayugan City became the presiding officer and the vice governor, replacing Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. The young provincial board members held their session for the entire day. During the flag raising ceremony at the Provincial

The young provincial board members holding a session at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall.

Capitol , these elected and appointed young provincial officials and chiefs of offices were introduced with all the participants of the two-day children’s congress as they sponsor the flag raising ceremony. In his message, young Gov. Loreto said, children in Agusan del Sur are very lucky to be given the chance to explore the world of government leaders. Loreto added that aside from the scholarship that the provincial government is granting to deserving students, they are also lucky that only in Agusan del Sur that the youth are given resources and financial support by the provincial government when they travel to other places during competitions. “That is why, we, the youths of Agusan del Sur,

always do our bests to bring the honor back to our province when we compete in other places,” little Gov. Loreto said. In his message, Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr. said, this program of the provincial government will help develop the potentials of the youths to the fullest. Cane said this is one way they can gain selfconfidence and with dignity in facing problems that they may encounter in the future. It will also help the youths in discovering where their strengths lie, and to encourage them to pursue those avenues. Knowing that everyone has his strengths and weaknesses, this program would show that leadership is working to maximize the strengths and minimize the weaknesses.

“Children’s Governance will let the youths experience something new in dealing with different people with different personalities, while working together in order to achieve one common goal, and that is development. It helps the children realize how important they are in the society even as young as they are, and they can do positive changes that will help the community they live in. Above all, we believe that children are the key to change the world,” Vice Gov. Satiago Cane Jr. said. After the flag raising ceremony and program, the youths leaders were guided to their respective assignments to execute and perform their duties and responsibilities according to the mandate of the office.

Transformational Leadership towards Excellence in Education By Ruelyn M. Paderog, School In-charge / Kalacapan National High School

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Secretary Lapuz once said that “Our success as school managers depend on our positive attitude towards change. We must be the catalysts who will not only accept changes and reforms, but also lead and manage these changes”. In this light, Department of Education develop a certain standards in the selection and hiring of school heads to insure that the most qualified and competent are to be promoted. At present, no one is to be promoted as principal unless he / she is a passer of Educational Management Test (EMT) for principals. This is a basic requirement in all personnel who wish to be promoted for principal’s position. Nevertheless, those who passed are then subject for transformational leadership training to be conducted by either the National Educators Academy of the Philip-

pines (NEAP) or South East Asian Ministries of Educational Organizations (SEMEO Innotech). With this training educational leaders are then ready and prepare for the responsibilities to tackle and be the agent of transformational towards the culture of excellence in education. Excellence in Education is always attributed to the kind of leaders that the institution has whose inherent qualities have the desire for quality performance. This doesn’t limited to School Leadership but it also includes among others the School Performance Accountability and Stakeholders Participation. Collaboration of all stakeholders’ per se will contribute an optimistic upshots that will lead towards the attainment of school’s vision and mission. The ability of the leaders to influence and guide the institution and

its community basically will contribute in the fulfillment of its mandate for excellence. Furthermore, transformational Leadership is essential factor to propel the school in reaching its dream for excellence in education. It is believed that transformed leaders are more idealistic guided by the principle of working together and giving worth that every individual in the organization is unique and has special talent to contribute in accomplishing the educational goals. Quality performance depends largely in the entire system. Meaning that each individual is a contributor in order for us to be successful in our quest for excellence. The triumph that we long for could only be achieved through this new system of management and leadership style. This could only be attuned through

transformational leadership who guides and influence each members of the organization to work harmoniously in one direction towards the desired goals. Working together will develop and generate tremendous accomplishments that boost school performance to the maximum level of learning outcomes. It is said that, “it takes a village to educate the child”, which means that we couldn’t isolate the school from the community but work as one in realizing the school’s vision. Indeed, Department of Education is now moving on its journey for excellence working together with its young and dynamic school leaders whose competence and adeptness is far and beyond the culture of excellence. Let us work together and soar high in realizing our dreams for excellence in public service.


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NCC cites Green Banner Awardees, Outstanding Brgy Nutrition Scholars

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AGAYAN DE ORO -- The National Nutrition Council (NCC) has bestowed awards and commendation to individuals and government units recently for their outstanding nutrition programs in Region 10.

Special Awards and citation were also bestowed to private entities for their contribution to the success of the nutrition program in the region. Aristides Conception Tan, director, DOH-CHD 10 and chairman of the Regional Nutrition Committee (RNC) 10, and Zenaida Tondares, coordinator, Regional Nutrition Program, led in handing over the awards to various cities, towns and barangay units during the awarding ceremony. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, who is also chairman of the City Nutrition Committee, was the keynote speaker during the event. Mayor Moreno stressed the importance of good nutrition and healthy communities to the city’s development and success in achieving its goals. The awardees for the different categories are as follows: Regional Green Banner – Misamis Oriental (Provincial Level); Valencia City (Cilty Level); Maramag, Bukidnon (Municipal Level). Provincial Green

Banner – Municipality of Maramag (Bukidnon province); Municipality of Salay (MisOc province). For the Barangay Green Banner Award, the following are the awardees: Brgys. Tugasnon, Alubijid; Dinagsaan, Salay; Cabalantian, Manticao; Poblacion I, Villanueva; and Katipunan, Villanueva, all of MisOr province; Brgys. 18, Anakan and Kibuging, all of Gingoog City; Brgys. Kasigkot, Don Carlos; New Nongnongan, Don Carlos; San Antonio East, Don Carlos; Base Camp, Maramag; Kuya, Maramag; nofrth Poblacion, Maramag; Bagor, Kadingilan; Pay-as, Kadingilan; and Poblacion, Kadingilan, all of Bukidnon province. Also, Barangays 2, 8, Bangcud, Can-ayan and Kibalabag, all of Malaybalay City; Brgys. Bagontaas, Concepcion, Colonia, Pinatilan and Sinayawan, all of Valencia City. Brgys. Carangan, Diguan, Gala, Gango and Sangay Diot, all of Ozamis City’ and Brgy. Sorosoro, Mambajao of the Province of Camiguin. Dorothy Felipe of Maramag, Bukidnon, was named

Region 10 Outstanding Barangay Nutrition Scholar (ROBNS) with Remajoy Tante (Malaybalay) and Serena Saw-ig (Salay) as 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up, respectively. Citations were also given to organizations, which supported the various nutrition programs of the NCC. Cited for laudable support to NCC’s information campaign was BusinessWeek Mindanao, Magnum Radio 99.9, Philippine Information Agency 10 and DXIM Radyo ng Bayan. Certificates of recognitions were given to ROBNS 3rd Runner Up Paciana Dombase (Valencia) and ROBNS 4th Runner Up Richel Bohol (Ozamiz City). Local chief executives, MisOr Gov. Yevgeny Vicente Emano, Valencia City Mayor Jose Galario Jr., Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parohinog Sr., Opol Municipal Mayor Maximo Seno were bestowed with Special Awards, along with Nutrition Action Officers Guillerma Barcenas, Hazel Dondonayos, Lelita Navarez and Divina Gaid. Citations were also given to organizations, which supported the various nutrition programs of the NCC. Cited for laudable support to NCC’s information campaign was BusinessWeek Mindanao, Magnum Radio 99.9, Philippine Information Agency 10 and DXIM Radyo ng Bayan.

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DN BUTUAN JOINT VENTURE

JOB VACANCIES – For Local Recruitment 1. SALES ENGINEERS • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Preferably graduates of BS Civil Engineering/BS Architecture / BS Mechanical Engineering or any other Engineering related courses • With at least one (1) year experience in sales and marketing • With good communication skills 2. ESTIMATOR • Male / Female, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply 3. SALES COORDINATOR • Female, not more than 35 years old • College graduate, Preferably Marketing Related Courses • Fresh Graduate are welcome to apply • Computer Literate • Can work under pressure • With pleasing personality 4. SITE ENGINEERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Willing to be assigned in project site within the region • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

5. MACHINE OPERATORS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School/ Trade School graduate • With knowledge in plant production in a Manufacturing industry 6. WAREHOUSE/ INVENTORY CLERK

• Male, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of any business course • With knowledge in inventory 7. BENDERS/ HELPERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School graduate • Must be physically fit

8. ACCOUNTANT • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Must be a Certified Public Accountant • With at least two (2) to three (3) years experience in General and Cost Accounting in a manufacturing industry • Adopt in preparation and analysis of financial statement • Well versed in local tax regulations and Proficient in understanding and Implementation of national internal revenue codes 9. ACCOUNTING CLERK • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

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Veterans Bank’s Multi-Functional ATM/ID Card – a first of its kind in the banking industry

MINDANAO DAILY NEWS Publisher ALLAN M. MEDIANTE Editor-in-Chief Nelson v. constantino Executive Editor- Business ruel pelone Managing Editor cheng ordoÑez Associate Editor CRIS DIAZ Executive Editors

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CONGRATULATIONS to the Philippine Veterans Bank for launching the VeteranTeller Allin-One ATM/ID Card. A great innovation in client servicing.

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hilippine Veterans Bank (PVB) PVB’s vice president for Corporate has launched recently a very in- Communications, Miguel Villa-Real novative and value-added service says the realization of the multidubbed as the VeteranTeller All-in-One functional card is an offshoot of the ATM/ID Card. bank’s collaborative effort with its Congratulations PVB for this first- clients. Unique as it is, the product of-its kind ATM-ID card which is very has undergone several improvements convenient for the busy businessman since it was introduced until its presand worker today. ent form. The All-in-One ATM/ID Card which A very laudable project, PVB deserves is the only one in the market pres- recognition for its efforts. “We really ently, has several functions. It can be went deep and tried to understand what an ATM Card, Debit Card, Company they (clients) needed to make their ID, as well as Employee’s Time-In/ operations more efficient. At PVB, we Time-Out Card. It has an additional believe in growing with our clients. security feature, the VeteranTeller All- Their success is our success as well,” in-One ATM/ID Card features says Mr. Villa-Real. Well said Editorial a barcode that can be swiped and done, we salute you sir. at the timekeeping kiosk. The system The card will also serve PVB’s target also boosts productivity because of market, other local government units stricter monitoring and reduction in as well as government-owned and ‘slack periods’ -controlled companies (GOCCs). Soon Time-efficient and user-friendly, the the bank will be offering the product VeteranTeller multi-functional card to medium-sized clients. acts as a regular ATM Card that can Veterans Bank is a private mediumbe used to perform various banking sized commercial bank owned by over transactions like cash withdrawals, 400,000 Filipino World War II veterans balance inquiries, and bills payment and their families. The bank caters to via BancNet, Megalink, and Express- both corporate and retail financial Net. markets, and is also an authorized gov It also acts as a Debit Card that can ernment depository. Former Finance be used to purchase goods or services Secretary Roberto de Ocampo, OBE, from several retail establishments. . is presently the bank’s chairman, while All these benefits just by maintaining veteran banker Joey A. Bermudez is an account with PVB. PVB’s president and CEO.


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President Aquino at this point in his reign should already realize that the time has indeed come for him to shape up if he wants history to remember him kindly. The recent sharp dip in his ratings is actually a nosedive in the people’s trust in his ability to govern as promised by him. And this dip should be reason enough for him to rethink the way he has been behaving which is more of pleasing his partisan political allies who he wants to succeed him. Aquino, at this point, should be that discerning to realize that it is by doing what is right thus good for his “bosses,” the masses, that he can ensure the election of his anointed one whoever that person may be. It is not by letting the ugly head of partisan politics rear by being president of his Liberal Party only that he can endear himself to the people. It was with a sad note, for example, that I viewed his recent trip to Cebu City for the purpose of assessing the damage that last week’s killer 7.2-magnitude earthquake had caused in that part of the province. He went around escorted by his losing LP mayoralty candidate in the last election when protocol requires that he should have dealt with the incumbent mayor, Michael Rama, even if he is not an ally. Personally, I did not expect Aquino to be petty as this. But he did the unthinkable by not consulting the duly elected mayor of the city hard-hit by the earthquake. There could be no other justifiable reason that Aquino could come up with for doing the unthinkable except that Rama is not his political ally while the

The time has come A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II political has-been Tomas Osmena is his. Displays of political immaturities like this will surely not prop up Aquino’s political stock and that of his allies but rather this will just invite unnecessary contempt from a populace slowly losing their trust in him. The recent survey showing a 15 percentage point drop in Aquino’s ratings proved this beyond doubt. Honestly, I don’t think it is Aquino’s idea to be president only of his partisan political allies to the exclusion of the rest of his non-partisan allies. Those who sincerely thought that Aquino is better than his predecessor but only ended up dismayed with him as their knight in shining armor because of the numerous missteps he had made are still of the belief the culprit here are his LP allies. His partisan political allies’ obsession to succeed him in 2016 is the reason why Aquino stops becoming president of the nation but only to his partisan political allies. This is a costly mistake because as a result the people’s confidence in his ability to extricate the nation from the ills of the past is now greatly eroded and doubted. If Aquino and his LP allies are cognizant of the fact that what they are doing is actually not doing them

any good, he should put his foot down to this folly by immediately shaping up. While it may be indisputably true that the exposed wrongdoings of jailed businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles and her cohorts among our honorable legislators by pocketing the congressional pork barrel fund happened during the last regime, Aquino and his allies should understand they have never done anything to put an end to this misuse of public funds. Aquino’s national budget since assuming office in 2010 never reflected any rage against the abuse of this fund thus only helped ensure that such misuse is perpetuated during his reign. This is the indisputable fact. This is where the people lost their trust and confidence in him and in his administration. His act of allowing the misuse by the legislators of their pork barrel fund was compounded by Aquino’s inability to explain without an iota of doubt the disbursement of funds entrusted to him by virtue of his being president of the republic. It is said that an employee can lose all the goodwill he earned because of good work by a single misstep of failing to be trustworthy especially in regard to funds. This is where Aquino is now. I do not know if Aquino

realizes that a mere blanket denial on his part that he has not misused any public fund is sufficient enough to appease a troubled populace in light of Malacanang’s inability to really make a good accounting in regard its use of billion of pesos of public funds. One can not effectively put up a façade of being honest and clean but at the same time fail in making a good accounting in his handling of public funds entrusted to him. This is the situation of Aquino at this point. He wants to redeem himself from the mess he and his partisan political allies created for themselves? He should rid himself with LP allies who only want to press the public office they are occupying with the last ounce of blood to advance their partisan ambitions. Aquino should show in no uncertain terms that he is sincere in getting rid with corruption by depriving anyone, including himself, of any reason to be corrupt. Providing his own self and the legislators with public funds that they can spend as if it is their own is the sure fire formula to be corrupt. Aquino should be content with his discretionary fund and leave the multibillion pesos Malampaya fund and the rest of the lump sum appropriations to the national coffers to be disbursed only through an act of Congress. Short of this, Aquino is sure to be remembered as the president who is no better than his predecessor that he despised so much. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

Many want all officials replaced by interim gov’t

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me; his word was on my tongue. The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth’…” (2 Samuel 23:2-4, the Holy Bible). -oooMANY NOW WANT A L L O F F IC IA L S R E PLACED: It simply cannot be denied anymore. President Aquino is fast losing--if he has not completely lost it yet---the support of many from the mass of people who formed the backbone of his presidential candidacy in 2010, on account of the raging pork barrel scam and the continuing corruption in his government even up to now that only about 32 short months are left before his term ends in 2016. With due respect, the

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio President must be made aware that many of those who supported him in 2010 have become disgusted with him in view of his refusal to discard the pork barrel system, and in view as well of the continuing plunder of trillions of pesos in government money even during his term, to the extent that these former supporters are now agitating for the replacement of all present officials of the Philippines with a new group---maybe, a transitory government--that will run the country henceforth. This maybe a little raw at the moment, and maybe dismissed as the mere ramblings of Aquino’s foes and critics. Which maybe true,

yes. But it cannot be denied that agitations like this are unthinkable during the early stages of his term, and even up to, and until, the time that the pork barrel scam erupted in media. Surely, there has been a radical change in the way people regard Aquino now, and, unless earnestly remedied, this could give rise to more unpleasant consequences for him. -ooo“KISS OF DEATH” IN 2016: It could also be a cause for concern among his candidates in 2016, of course. I mean, if the popularity and the trust that Aquino once enjoyed among those who believed in him in 2010 are being fast dissipated, and

he is now being perceived as truly lacking in ability to deliver his promise of righteous governance and corruption-free bureaucracy, this disenchanment with him could rub on to his candidates, with disastrous consequences. It may come to a point where his endorsement of anyone aspiring for the presidency in 2016 could actually become a “kiss of death”, in the same way that the endorsement of then President Arroyo in favor of then Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro was viewed by many as the principal reason for Teodoro’s resounding defeat. And if it happens that Aquino cannot carry his candidates to victory in 2016, and Malacanang would then fall into the hands of his political opponents, it is going to be certain that whatever fate that befell former President Joseph Estrada and former President Gloria Arroyo See INTERIM, page 11

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Learn lessons from agri liberalization, government urged

IN his official statement at the 23rd ASEAN Summit in Brunei Darrussalam, President Benigno Simeon Aquino III threw his support to achieving “greater economic integration by 2015”. Research group IBON however warned against any further push towards the elimination of trade barriers and urged government to review its engagement in free trade particularly because of its negative effects on Philippine agriculture. “Liberalization of agriculture has caused this vital economic sector to decline with serious effects on farmers’ livelihood and the country’s food security,” IBON executive director Sonny Africa said. The agriculture, fishery and forestry sector has fallen from 22.6% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the period 1990-94 to 16.8% in 2010. The national government meanwhile allots just 5.9% of its budget to agriculture which is however bloated by also including landlord compensation under agrarian reform. Actual support to farms is likely less than 3% of the national budget which is not even necessarily all to small farmers. According to Africa, Philippine agricultural tariffs are now among the lowest in Southeast Asia at

a simple average of 8.7% for agricultural products. This is even far below the final bound rates under the World Trade Organization (WTO) where commitments are at 37.0% for agricultural products. “Tariff elimination, poor government support especially for small farmers and rural producers, the promotion of land grabbing and crop or land-use conversions have caused job losses in the countryside and falling rural incomes,” continued Africa. The government rationalized that entry into the WTO in 1994 would generate millions of new agricultural jobs especially from expanded farm exports. However agricultural employment rose by only 808,000 in the past 18 years from 11.3 million in 1994 to 12.1 million in 2012. Five predominantly rural regions in the country meanwhile saw agricultural employment fall by 693,000 job consisting of Davao, Bicol, Caraga, Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao. Nominal wages of farm workers reportedly increased from Php92 per day in 1995 to Php207 in 2011. However real wages, or taking the rising prices of goods and services into consideration, See lessons, page 11

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Anger

F resh G ospel of the day: Luke12:3538(October22, 2013-Tuesday) Luke 12:35-38-Let your loins be girded about, and [your] lights burning; And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find [them] so, blessed are those servants: This gospel encourages us to be ready and prepared for the coming of Jesus Christ. In Acts 10:42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead. Are you ready for the

unknown judgment of God? In Matthew 24:36-But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Take note, no one can escape from the “anger” of God since we will be judged in two ways, individually and generally. In Hebrews 9:27-And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17-Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Rapture will be done at the end. What are the signs before it happens? In Matthew 24:7-For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request


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DTI-ZamboSur holds search for cleanest restaurant, eatery, bakeshops By GIDEON C. CORGUE

PAGADIAN CITY – In an effort to maintain high standard of cleanliness in all food establishments, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with the Pagadian City Consumers Association, Inc. (PCCAI) and Consumers Net recently conducted a search for cleanest restaurants, eateries, and bakeshops in the city. DTI Provincial Director Ma. Socorro M. Atay told the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in an interview that the search for cleanest food establishments, which started in 1999, is being conducted every October in consonance with the National Consumer Welfare Month celebration. Atay said “the search is very unique because it has no monetary awards and the winners will only be given plaques of recognition.” The search, which is now on its 14th year, looks into the preparation as well as the production area and surroundings to ensure clean and safe foods. “All these years, the search was refined, upgraded, and developed by the member-agencies of consumer net such as the Bureau of Foods and Drugs (BFAD), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Education (DepEd), City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO), City Health Office (CHO), etc. to effectively serve the consumers,” Atay said. “Whoever will be judged as cleanest restaurants, eateries and bakeshops, most likely customers will flock to these establishments to buy foods and at the end of the day, their income will increase. This is the only award that we can give them – the fame,” Atay explained. Atay also encouraged owners of these establishments to maintain and sustain cleanliness in their facilities and surroundings for the benefit and welfare of their customers,” Atay concluded. The proclamation of winners will be held on Oct. 31 during the culmination of the Consumer Welfare Month celebration at DTI provincial office. (FPG/ GCC/PIA9-Pagadian City)

Jail officials tighten security at Dipolog City jail By ALFONSO T. RUDA

DIPOLOG CITY – Selling of illegal drugs is taking place even in jails nowadays. Jail officials here have tightened security measures at the Dipolog City Jail complex at Barangay Dicayas following an attempt to smuggle illegal drugs inside the detention cell Friday. Jail Officer Michael Chio said that while he was escorting an inmate to the kitchen to get food at around 7:30 p.m., a plastic body spray wrapped in

cellophane was thrown into the jail compound. The detainee picked it up gave it to him. When the jail officer opened it, he discovered 23 pieces of triangular plastic sachets containing white crystalline granules believed to be “shabu,” amounting to more or less P23 thousand. Chio also said that before that incident, he heard a motorcycle stop outside the jail compound and immediately sped away. Presently, the city has a

good number of detainees involved in illegal drugs. Some of whom are former government employees, media practitioners and school dropouts. “This was not the first time that “shabu” was tried to smuggled into the city jail. There were instances that it was placed inside a can of milk mixed with grocery items and inside a roasted chicken, all brought by the visitors of the inmates,” Chio reported. The jail management is

now planning to seek the assistance from the city government in installing dditional Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) camera at the city jail to monitor the motorists and people passing along the area. The inventory of confiscated illegal drugs was witnessed by the Philippine Drugs Enforcement Agency, Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Department of Justice (DOJ) and Councilor Danilo Gebone of Barangay Dicayas. (FPG/ ATR/PIA9-Zambo Norte)

Senator Antonio Trillanes donated sets of equipment to be used during emergencies and calamities by the city government of Dipolog. (maa/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

Basilan Catholic Church turns 50 By RENE V. CARBAYAS

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Hundreds of Catholic faithful flocked to the Sta. Isabel de Portugal Cathedral in Isabela City on Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Catholic Church in Basilan. In his homily, former Basilan Prelate and now Kidapawan Bishop Romulo T. dela Cruz extolled the last line of the gospel acclamation, “Alegra kita, kay na Corazon ya sinti kita el amor del Dios (Let’s celebrate because our hearts have felt the love of God.)” “We are happy because in our hearts, we feel the love of God,” Bishop dela Cruz said as he asked the people if they feel the same. The flock responded with a resounding “yes” and applause. “Today is significant because the Universal Church celebrates World Mission Sunday as we celebrate our Golden Jubilee as a Prelature,” he added. He said the theme, “Renewing the local Church of Basilan through faith and mission” is timely and relevant as the entire Catholic Church still observes the Year of Faith all over the Universal Church. Dela Cruz shared that Pope Francis has urged the faithful “to

remain steadfast in their faith and seek new ways of evangelization” as he lamented many Christians have not only left the church but also lost the faith. “Pope Benedict XVI wanted us, not only through our prayer but through new means of evangelization, new means of proclaiming the good news so that these people might strive to come back with the grace of God and because of our witnessing to the joy of being Christians,” he said. The bishop also asked the faithful to renew oneself, saying that “it is our belief on Jesus, our belief on the Holy Trinity and our faith that drive us to do mission.” “And our mission is to proclaim the Good News of the Lord,” he stressed. The former Bishop also recalled the many challenges that the Catholics and the church in Basilan have been confronted with through the years. He recounted that at the height of kidnappings and killings of Christians, many foreign missionaries were forced to leave their mission in Basilan. Unfortunately, even local priests and lowly Christian civilians are not spared from being kidnapped. The Mindanao War of the 70's shattered the prela-

ture's dream of Christians and Muslims living peacefully side by side. This was aggravated by the kidnapping of a Spanish Claretian priest in 1987 who had devoted many years of his priestly life in Basilan, attending to the spiritual needs of Christians and the economic needs of the poor Muslims. Bishop Romulo de la Cruz became the Prelate Ordinary of Basilan in 1989 upon the retirement of Bishop Querexeta. He arrived at the height of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Abu Sayyaf, a violent fundamentalist armed group. One Franciscan brother and a Claretian priest were kidnapped in 1992 and 1993 respectively. Father Cirilo Nacorda was kidnapped on June 8, 1994 and released three months later, but not before fifteen of his companions were killed and 25 captives - who were mostly teachers and health workers - were released. Kidnap for ransom remains a genuine threat for church workers and priests in Basilan, a known stronghold of terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. But the prelature personnel - from the lay workers to the bishop – were not cowed and they stood pat on the “no ransom policy.”

This Golden Jubilee year Bishop dela Cruz cited the role of the Claretian Missionary Fathers and the first Bishop Jose Maria Querexeta in keeping the church alive. He also thanked the many religious congregations for contributing to the growth of the local church. T h e c at h e d r a l w a s packed with Catholic faithful from the different par-

ishes namely: the St. Peter’s Parish in Lamitan City, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Look, St. Anthony de Padua Parish in Sta. Clara, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Maluso, San Vicente Ferrer Parish of Matarling, San Roque Parish of Tairan in Lantawan, Sto. Rosario Parish in Begang, San Vicente Parish of Tumajubong, Sta. Theresa

de Avila quasi-parish in Cabunbata, and the Sta. Isabel de Portugal Cathedral Parish in Isabela City. The Prelature of Isabela in Basilan was created on October 12, 1963, comprising all areas within the province including Isabela City with its titular patron, the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (FPG/RVC/PIA9ZBST)

Saint Mary's Academy, a private school in Dipolog City, donated 196 used books to Barangay Central of the said city for its mini-library or reading center. (maa/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)


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DAVAO DEL NORTE l DAVAO DEL SUR lDAVAO DEL ORIENTALl COMPOSTELA VALLEY ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan City Registrar’s Notice to the Public re April Rose Bedrijo Yangson petition for Change of First Name and correction of entry in the certificate of live birth of Nenia Nena Bernadette Muros Bedrejo published on September 18, 2013 page 4 and September 25, 2013 page 9, first name to be changed should be from “NENIA NENA BERNADETTE” to “NEÑA BERNADETTE”. Sorry for the inadvertence.

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EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE REAL ESTATE OF THE LATE BERNARDO PAUMAR Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late BERNARDO PAUMAR, who dies intestate in Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City on January 30, 2005. At the time of his death, left a certain real property situated at Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, more particularly described as follows to wit: “A PARCEL OF LAND, known as lot 24837, Cad 237, situated at Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND SIXTY TWO (1,062) SQUARE METERS, more or less and covered by Title No. P-2569. A residential house with Tax Declaration No. G-141305, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE REAL ESTATE OF THE LATE BERNARDO PAUMAR, made and entered by among SILVESTRA L. PAUMAR, the surviving spouse and a resident of Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, ERLINDA L. PAUMAR, FRANCIS L. PAUMAR, JOSE L. PAUMAR and JESUS L. PAUMAR, all of legal age, Filipinos, married and a residents of Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. That the above-named persons are the only and sole legal heirs. 1.) TO: SILVESTRA L. PAUMAR PARCEL 1 “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-D, containing an area of EIGHTY SIX (86) SQUARE METERS, more or less. PARCEL 2 “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-G, containing an area of SEVENTY NINE (79) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 2.) TO: ERLINDA L. PAUMAR “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot No. 24837-A, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 3.) TO: FRANCIS L. PAUMAR “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-B, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 4.) TO: JOSE L. PAUMAR “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-D, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 5.) TO: JESUS L. PAUMAR PARCEL 1 “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-E, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FORTY FOUR (144) SQUARE METERS, more or less. PARCEL 2 “A PORTION OF LAND, identified as lot no. 24837-F, containing an area of FIFTY SIX (56) SQUARE METERS, more or less. As per Doc. No. 270; Page No. 55; Book No. 110; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMMANUEL A. AKUT.

NFA calls for united efforts to stop rice smuggling in ports

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AVAO CITY -The National Food Authority City Field Office has called for a united effort to check on the alleged smuggling of rice through the ports of Davao and Cebu.

Felimon Cangrejo, manager of the National Food Authority in the city said that while their agency checks the veracity of the

Republic of the Philippines Province of Zamboanga del Sur Municipality of Margosatubig Notice of Publication In Compliance with R.A 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that JAY JAY JUBAC LLURAG has filed a petition of correction of chance of sex from male to female in the certificate of live birth of JAY JAY JUBAC LLURAG and who was born at Guinimanan, Margosatubig Zamboanga del Sur last January 15, 1988 and whose parents are Mario Llurag and Merella Jubac. Any Person Adversely Affected by said petition may file his/ her written opposition with this office not later than October 18, 2013. (Sgd.) Amparo I. Omania Local Civil Registrar MDN: Oct. 23 & 30, 2013

including rice falls under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Customs while the sole authority in issuing permits to import rice is with the NFA. Cangrejo said the Philippine Ports Authority also has the mandate to ensure the legality of every cargo that passes through and goes out of the ports. “It is the mandate of the NFA under Presidential Decree No. 4, importation of rice must through our agency, being the implementor of decided policies. Even if the importation is being initiated private entities, still they must have the corresponding permit from the NFA,” he pointed out. With this development, he cited the need for agencies like the NFA, BoC and the Philippine Ports Authority to work together in monitoring the entry of products to the ports to discourage alleged smuggling through the ports. Cangrejo said rice smuggling on the longer term

can discourage the farming sector to plant due to the surge of imported rice to the market. He said that as direct effect, more rice supply will lower the price of palay, consequently leading rice farmers not to plant anymore “We will no longer be certain of the volume of rice production when many farmers no longer plant, consequently affecting our food security,” Cangrejo said. He said there are only two sources of buffer stock accumulation, namely, local procurement or buying palay from the farmers and rice importation as approved by the president. Cangrejo said government can resort to rice importation when there is rice shortage but it entails a longer process. He said that rice smuggling also impacts on consumers in terms of higher prices of rice. “In the event that government no longer gets

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARl’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sluri’a Judical District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARl’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sluri’a Judical District Iligan City

ROBERT L. MAGHUYOP Petitioner, Civil Case No. 2013-117 - Versus For Divorce by TALAQ. GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHU YOP, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-136 REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RUBEN J. VALERIA AND DINAH Q. ORTEZUELA-VALERIA, RUBEN J. VALERIA AND DINAH Q. ORTEZUELA-VALERIA, Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------------------------------/

SUMMON BY PUBLICATION ORDER

TO: GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHUYOP Purok 1 Malipayon, Culo Molave, Zamboanga del Sur

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on January 9, 1995, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Poblacion, Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur, respectively, c/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2010 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2010 or for over three (3) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 9, J995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 8th day of October, 2013.

GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on September 12, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summon by publication upon respondent GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHUYOP in a newspaper of general circulation in this city, one a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner is a Muslim and husband and wife married on November 27, 2006 at Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur; WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated from the Petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAOHUYOP is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at Purok Ilang-Ilang, Upper Ditucalan, Iligan City; You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. lligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, September 12, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: OCT. 23, 30 & NOV. 6, 2013

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BET WEEN SPOUSES MARITA S. LAPAD- BORJA AND MAXIMO T. BORJA,

CIVIL CASE N02013-126

Petitioner,

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTR ATION OF DIVORCE, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-127 ELEANIE M. YAMAGATA. Petitioner, -VersusITSUSABURO YAMAGATA, Respondent. X----------------------------------------------------/

MAXIMO T. BORJA. Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER ORDER

hold of the inventory of rice, especially in times of calamity, it can no longer control the increase in the prices of rice,” Cangrejo said. As of press time, top officers of the BoC and the PPA in Davao Region could not be reached for comment. Meantime, Cangrejo assured consumers a stable supply of rice despite the noticeable increase in the price of the special variety. He affirmed receiving reports of increase in the price of special rice variety considering that the traders offer higher prices of palay to farmers. Cangrejo said ordinary variety of rice is readily available in the market with a price range at P32.00 to P35.00 per kilo while the well-milled rice has a pricerange at P37.00 to P38.00 per kilo. “Our primary concern is to ensure the affordability of the price of rice commonly patronized by the consumers,” he said. Cangrejo said the NFA supports the market by infusing iron-fortified rice and well-milled rice priced at P27.00 per kilo and P32.00, respectively to make rice more affordable to ordinary consumers. He said the ongoing harvests have contributed a lot to the stability in the price of rice locally. (RGA/JSD/ PIA-XI)

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

MARITA S. LAPAD-BORJA, -Versus-

report about the alleged smuggling in the mentioned cities outside Metro Manila, his current concern is to strengthen more the coordinative efforts of all government-line agencies with the mandate to oversee the entry of goods from other countries. “We need to monitor together the arrival of rice through our ports,” Cangrejo said. He said that the entry of any product to the country,

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE, ANTHONY L.TENORIO, -Versus-

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-128

Petitioner,

KARL SOCORRO L. TENORIO, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on October 28, 1995 at Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residence at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros.- Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Gingoog City respectively: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for more than six (6) years already, since early part of 2007, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on October 28, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this day 1st of October, 2013.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on March 16, 2009 at Manila, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and. other legal processes relative to this case at their resilience at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara-Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros.- Kalambagohun Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Cagavan de Oro City respectively. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on March 16, 2009 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all prove futile. WHEREFORE, Finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at winch time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of October, 2013.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil ritcs on January 28, 1995 at Boston, Davao Oriental, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of winch conversion to Islam was Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residence at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara-Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros. - Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Boston, Davao Oriental respectively; That .said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for more than five (5) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 28, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of October, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 23, 2013

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 23, 2013

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 23, 2013


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Mine... from page 4

Kabilin (Katrimyuka) barricaded the causeway of Adnama Mining Resources Inc. (AMRI), in Barangay Urbiztondo, Claver from Sept. 2 to Oct.5 to demand payment from the firm. Led by Datu Mansa Samuel D. Sumanda, Datu Rommel Dawog and Datu Cesar Bat-ao, the Manobos said that AMRI is operating in parts of what they claim as their ancestral domain. In an interview last Saturday in his residence here, Sumanda said Surigao City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas had tried to help them in collecting their royalty as “legitimate” Lumads. Sumanda was referring to a letter from the mayor to AMRI dated March 13, 2013 and which the official admitted in an earlier interview with MindaNews. Sumanda added that Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol F. Matugas had certified that their Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title application has gone through the legal process. A letter from the governor dated April 28, 2013 showed that she favorably endorsed the application as “consistent with existing laws, rules and regulations on the matter.” Further, on May 20, 2013, Roque Agton, Commissioner for Southern and Eastern Mindanao of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples wrote to four mining companies operating in Surigao del Norte and to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office that the Manobos are entitled to royalty. “We are aware that nonpayment of royalties is a legal ground for withholding the transportation and shipment of ores,” part of Agton’s letter said. The Manobos staged the barricade to prevent AMRI from transporting its ores which it has been shipping to China. Sumanda denied receiving support from politicians during their month-long barricade. He said some of their fellow Manobos who are working abroad provided for their needs. He, however, did not disclose the total amount they spent during the barricade saying it is being reviewed by their auditor. Another group of Manobos in Lanuza, Surigao del Sur has been receiving royalty shares from the Platinum Group Metals Corporation (PGMC) and Shenzhou Mining Group Corporation (SMGC) which are operating in Claver. The group is headed by Datu Anilao Dawog, who is currently a municipal councilor of Lanuza. Just last month, Dawog got a total of 6 million pesos from PGMC. PGMC and SGMC have been paying royalty to both the Manobos and Mamanwas.

“We are paying a total of two percent so that no trouble will occur,” according to Jacqueline Mel Del Leon, the corporate secretary of SGMC. SGMC’s operations have been suspended following the cease-and-desist order from MGB last year and a court order last July telling the company to vacate the mining area. Section 7-b of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act of 1997 entitles indigenous peoples to “negotiate the terms and conditions for the exploration of natural resources in the areas for the purpose of ensuring ecological, environmental protection and the conservation measures, pursuant to national and customary laws…” But Manob os f rom Cantilan and Carrascal in Surigao del Sur who requested anonymity said they are ashamed of what Sumanda and Anilao Dawog are doing. “It’s a mo der n day version of ‘pagpangajao’ (roughly a raid by one tribal group against another village),” they said. Dawog’s and Sumanda’s groups are already holders of CADT 002 in Barangay Pakwan, Lanuza, and yet are claiming areas outside of their domain, a Manobo from Cantilan said. Another Manobo said the two groups have violated Manobo customary laws and tradition. “They are a bunch of racketeers who just are pretending that they are the legitimate ancestral domain claimants but they can’t even show us where this royalty share that they got was spent,” a Manobo woman from Cantilan said. She accused the “fake leaders” of pocketing the money, building expensive houses and buying luxury cars. “But look at their members, they are still begging.” These Manobos requested anonymity for fear of reprisal saying Dawog and Sumanda have armed members. MindaNews tried to get the side of Dawog but he refused to comment. Sumanda has applied for an ancestral domain title which straddles Carrascal, Surigao del Norte and Surigao City and covers at least 80,000 hectares. “That includes the coastal areas and the island of Nonoc and portion of Dapa,” he said, adding his ancestors had settled in Barangay Anomar in Surigao City and in Gigaquit town in Surigao del Norte. He claimed that Mamanwas are not the original settlers of Surigao del Norte. “The Mamanwa came from Leyte. The ancestors of Datu Reynante Buklas, one of the Mamanwa tribal leaders in Claver, originated from Leyte.” But Jimmy Quijano of Surigao City called Sumanda’s claim a joke, saying he never heard that the Manobo tribe had lived in the city

anytime in the past. AMRI has been mining nickel ores in Urbiztondo in Claver starting 2011 after they got the Mining Production Share Agreement from Oriental Synergy Mining Corporation in August of that year. But the recent Manobo barricade had paralyzed the operations of the said mining firm for a month. Previous barricades against AMRI, like those staged by the Mamanwas who are holders of CADT 048, only lasted a few days. (Roel Catoto/MindaNews)

Study... from page 4

Mendoza said Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. has been providing logistical support to the local Department of Education since he took office as city chief executive the latest of which was the delivery of two KIA 2700 vehicles on Tuesday. She pointed out that the local leadership has always prioritized education in its development programs. Burdeos, who chairs the Committee on Women, Children and Family Concerns and a lawyer by profession, encouraged the youth to make good in their studies and try to excel in school to ensure their success in the future. She said the city government has a scholarship program for qualified students.

Reality... from page 1

donors. He said he merely kidded that the funds were the taxes that he would pay to NPAs, but because there was no barangay captain around to receive the donation, he coursed it through local NPA leaders. In Thursday’s trade expo, Duterte said, “I can talk, but I can’t talk them out of their ideology. You have to realize the Communist Party is entering its 45th year here. You have to admit there’s been historical injustice committed on the people.” Duterte said the national government should deal with the revolutionary groups by talking peace. “Crimes I can deal with it. But with the revolutionary (groups), I give it to the (national) government, but here, I advised government not to make arrests of revolutionaries” he said. As to the NPAs asking taxes he said: “I cannot put it to a stop. So factor that in your investments. If you pay the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue), you prepare also for the NPA.” Some participants giggled and smiled on this remark. Duterte went on and explained that the NPAs are open to discuss terms. “You give credit to these revolutionaries, you can exchange words and deal with them,” he said, citing experience that the NPA could be negotiated in the release of captured government soldiers and police. The mayor added his

account when the NPA apologized for the grenade attack in a gym in Paquibato district that injured civilians and paid 5,000 pesos for all the victims. “When they informed me they will pay 5,000 pesos, I said ‘good’. When I asked where they will get the money, they said they will get it from banana planters,” Duterte quipped. The mayor also assured investors of safety from crime and from corrupt officials and police in the city. He also assured efficiency in business applications in local government services, as he emphasized his “72-hour policy that all transactions will be done.” “If this fails, bring your papers to my office and I will work on it,” the mayor said. This year’s Davao Trade Expo, organized by the Davao City Chamber of Commerce, focused on the region’s agricultural expansion to boost production and income. The expo promoted “five golden crops” in agriculture namely coconut, coffee, cacao, corn and cassava. The event drew in around 500 participants and 200 exhibits in agri-business products. (davaotoday.com)

Bets... from page 1

already on their third successive terms. In these areas the race is between two rival council members. In other barangays the incumbent chairs are being challenged by their councilors or former village officials. In Barangay San Jose, for example, incumbent barangay chair Ramon Jaculbe is challenged by former barangay chair Bebina M. Ke-e. In Kalasungay, one of the earliest settlements in Malaybalay, the fight is between two members from the Bukidnon tribe – the incumbent barangay chair and a certified public accountant. Other incumbent village chairs facing lone opponents are those of Poblacion 2, Can-ayan, Kalasungay, Simaya, Capitan Anghel, Managok, Sto. Nino, Cabangahan, Apo Macote, Sinanglanan, Poblacion 6, Violeta, Miglamin, Mapayag, Poblacion 4, Silae, and Imbayao. Nine candidates for barangay chairs are running unopposed. They are from Patpat, St. Peter, Manalog, Kibalabag, Poblacion 8, Linabo, Magsaysay, Mapulo, and Aglayan. It is a three-cornered fight in 11 barangays, namely, Poblacion 1 and 10, Bangcud, Busdi, Caburacanan, Casisang, Dalwangan, Maligaya, San Martin, Sumpong, and Zamboanguita. Casisang is the barangay with the highest number of voters owing to the presence of several subdivisions. Police meanwhile have yet to announce if there are villages in the city that

are considered “areas of concern.” In the 2010 elections, 11 barangays were considered areas of concern. These were mostly in the Upper Pulangi area.

Mother... from page 1

power plant in the province to no avail.. Reading a story that the provincial board “unanimously” passed a Resolution approving the construction of a P 30 billion coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental was frustrating. What added insult to injury was that the resolution was passed on October 8 – the same day Pelaez talked in this column of his opposition of the coal-fired power plant. Did the Vice Governor purposely lie to this writer? Perhaps, Pelaez was talking to a second rate writer without an outlet! Woe to you, Sir… Of course, Pelaez would not be slighted if people start to doubt his motive and sudden changed of heart. By now, insinuations are circulating that an alleged “lobby money” exchanged hands at the provincial board with Pelaez enjoying the larger portion of the “grease.” This column is not in the position to affirm or support such story now spreading like wild fire. If true, then, the FDC Misamis Power Corporation has started to emit its non-polluting gasses directed to silence the provincial executives these days. Well, it is up to the people of Misamis Oriental to allow the future of its generation and generations to come to be living amid a highly polluted environment. At least, the generation of Pelaez and the incumbent members of the provincial board will not experience the deadly pollutants in their time. According to the Union of Concerned Scientist, the coal-fired power plants are the top sources of carbon dioxide emissions which is the primary cause of global warming these days. In the United States, the utility coal plants emitted a total of 1.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide in 2011. The concerned scientists said that a typical coal plant generates 3.5 million tons of carbon dioxide annually. It said that burning coal is also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution. Anyway, the other harmful pollutants derived from coal-fired power plants would the subject of our article in the coming days.

Lessons... from page 7

consideration, actually fell from Php126 daily in 1995 to Php122 in 2011 (measured in constant 2000 pesos). Poverty incidence among farmers and fisherfolk is far above the national average. “Government should be alarmed at the rate food insecurity is rising,” Africa

added. Philippine agricultural trade deficit grew by 1,050% from US$287 million in 1994 to US$3.3 billion in 2010, the biggest deficits being in cereals, dairy products, meat, spices, coffee, tea and cocoa. The food trade deficit meanwhile ballooned by 2,000% from $181 million to $3.8 billion during the same period. For example, the country’s pre-WTO 0% importation of garlic and onions are now at 65% and 8%, respectively. Philippine rice importation also increased to 19% of domestic consumption in 2010 from 4% in 1995, which threatens to become even worse upon the pending lifting of quantitative restrictions on rice. Domestic production is increasingly lagging behind demand because agricultural productivity is held back by the absence of agrarian reform, poor state support for small farmers, low mechanization, and undue competition from cheap imports,” said Africa. According to Africa, government should acknowledge the decline in agriculture due to its decades-long engagement in free trade and rethink its policies. He said that for agriculture to become the base of economic development, the state’s economic program including its foreign trade policy should include protecting and supporting small farmers to develop local agricultural production, increase rural employment, and achieve food self-sufficiency.

Interim... from page 7

may likewise happen to him, especially considering present accusations that billions of government money were similarly squandered from 2010 to 2013, under his watch. -oooWHAT FILIPINO PRESIDENTS MUST TRY TO DO IN 6 YEARS: Which brings me back to a question I posed in this column several months back: what could be the best legacy that a Philippine President could leave for our country and our people, one that will bring about real change for good governance and more honest and transparent bureaucracy? Remember that the President, whoever he is, will only have six short years to lead. As for me, it is not any economic turn around, or even corruptionfree government, for these will be mere fleeting victories. It is leading Filipinos into a spiritual return (or revival, or re-awakening, as some others may put it), whatever their religious affiliation maybe, through a furious reading and study, meditation and careful obedience, of the Bible for Christians, and of the other holy books for those in other faiths. A president wishing to make a difference among Filipinos should endeavor to bring back everyone to the fear and love of God, which are the pre-requisites to real, substantial and beneficial change, for it is only when our people have the fear and love of God in their hearts that they will stop being corrupt and plunderous, will stop being abusive, and will stop thinking of their interests alone. Any other tack, as our own experiences in this country will show, will only be futile. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com


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Living the CAMELLA way!

“We work to Live, not live to work”. So goes the saying. “However in Camella CDO, we just don’t work to live, but we find time to have fun and we treat each other like a big family”, proudly said Emelia Lustado, general manager when asked about the Camella way of doing business. For the last 20 years, Camella has been dominating the real estate industry throughout CDO and the entire Northern Mindanao. It has consistently pioneered in residential and even commercial developments which are unmatched by any other developers in the region. Over the years, Camella CDO has managed to maintain its leadership in the industry and has been the trendsetter in property development and real estate selling. It has developed a stable, aggressive, dynamic and loyal sales network which keeps it ahead of competition. Its competent, dynamic, energetic and passionate staff and personnel make it difficult for existing developers to topple it down and new entrants to penetrate the market. “The phenomenal success of Camella CDO can be attributed mainly to the hardwork and dedication of our staff and sales networks. We work day and night to be able to hit our targets and to achieve our goal to be number 1 in the region”, bragged Lustado. Camella team has been guided by its core values namely honesty, teamwork, competitive spirit, cost consciousness and care to customers. These values kept them going amidst all challenges that come their way. “These core values kept us stronger and bolder for the past 2 decades. We remain the leader in the industry because of this”, added Lustado. But it’s not all work in Camella. The team always find time to bond and to have fun. They do regular day/night outs, out of town activities and other bonding moments both for the staff and sales networks to keep the camaraderie and rapport strong and the family spirit intact. They even do extreme activities like water rafting, ziplining, among others which bring out the feistiness in them. As part of their professional growth, they also undergo trainings and seminars that will make them more competent and skilled at no cost to them. “We treat each other like a big family in Camella. We help each other in times of need and you can be assured that you will be assisted in any way possible. We value our staff and sales networks so we make sure they are happy where they are and that they have a bright future ahead of them in Camella”, said Lustado.


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