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GDP growth to hinge on ‘election economy’ Volume IV, No. 036 web portal: Wednesday

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he Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2015 is projected to remain robust with election campaign coming towards the last quarter of the year, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President Alfredo M. Yao told reporters. See FULL STORY, page A2

JAJEV Industry_s founders (f rom left) Juanito Mingarine, Efren Fernandez and Joseph Asoque. Photo courtesy of Danica Uy

PWD-owned startup aims to put more PWDs on the road First of two parts By VJ Bacungan and Danica Uy VERA Files

A BEVY of red tricycles hurtle down Bonifacio Avenue, a four-lane national highway cutting through Cainta town in Rizal, their buzzy two-stroke engines leaving plumes of blue smoke in their wake. They overtake

another tricycle which, even from afar, stands out from the rest. At six feet tall, this tricycle towers over all its threewheeled counterparts on the road. What is more odd is that its sidecar isn’t ferrying people but an empty wheelchair. The driver turns right and drives up to the Cainta Municipal Government

complex. He pulls over under a tree at a small parking lot. He then seats himself onto the wheelchair and rolls off the ramp that forms the back of the sidecar. The driver is Juanito Mingarine, a multi-awarded athlete who lost the use of his feet after contracting the polio virus at eight months old. He is soon joined See ROAD, page A11

PH least peaceful country in Asean; places 141st in global peace ranking By BONG D. FABE, Editor at large

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Philippines has dropped seven notches in the global peace ranking to 141 out of 162 countries, the Institute for Economic and Peace said in its 2015 Global Peace Index report released last week. Topping the list as the most peaceful country in the world is Iceland with an overall GPI Score of 1.148. The Philippines was ranked 134th with

a total GPI Score of 2.456 in 2014. In 2013, the Philippines was ranked 129th. This year, the country got a total GPI Score of 2.462. In the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines was ranked 18 among 19 nations, just a little better than North Korea’s GPI Score of 2.977. New Zealand — which placed 4th in the GPI and broke the stranglehold of European countries in the Top 5 most peaceful countries in the world See ranking, page A11

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GDP growth to hinge on ‘election economy’ T he Philippines’ gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2015 is projected to remain robust with election campaign coming towards the last quarter of the year, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) President Alfredo M. Yao told reporters. Yao said a 6.8 to 7.0 percent GDP growth at end-2015 is attainable as the economy is expected to hinge on massive election campaign spending. He added that political campaigns for national elections in 2016 will not interrupt business operations of the private sector. “It [election] will not slow down the economic growth,” Yao said, adding that politicians will splurge money for their campaigns. The PCCI president noted that the contribution of election spending to GDP is substantial. “We have an election economy here. We have good economic growth during election period,” he said.

During the presidential elections in 2004, Philippine GDP posted 6.7 percent growth. In 2010, GDP expanded by 7.6 percent. Likewise, the latest Market Call report of First Metro Investment Corp. (FMIC) and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) forecasts that GDP growth could still breach 7.0 percent this year backed by election spending, rolling out of public-private partnership (PPP) projects, and lower inflation. “Expected GDP gains remain strong, as household consumption is supported with lower inflation, more employment and more election spending,” the report stated. In 2010, a National


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Economic Development Authority (NEDA) study on the impact of election spending on the Philippine economy noted that election spending “have a positive impact on the economy particularly to GDP.” “The positive impact of elections appears to be not broad-based and has inherent bias for the services sector. For the industry sector, the impacts are complementary in nature, where impact to the manufacturing subsector appears to be limited but could have been higher, given its strong linkages (backward and

forward) in the economy,” the study showed. It also noted sectors that directly connected to campaign process including manufacturing, transportation, communication, and storage, trade, ownership of dwelling and real estate, private services, and government services which are all contributing to the expansion of GDP. The Philippines has 56 million voting population in 2016 presidential polls wherein candidates are expected to spend for each voter to get their votes. (PNA)

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Max’s Group on track to open 90 stores in 2015 MANILA -- Listed Max’s Group Inc., the country’s leading casual dining operator, is on track to open 80 to 90 new stores in 2015, as it takes advantage of the improving spending climate ahead of next year’s elections. Max’s Group has allotted Php500 million in capital expenditures this year to roll out 80 new stores in the Philippines and nine stores overseas across its brands. “Yes, store openings are on track. We’re in line with the schedule given to us by the developers and the landlords,” Max’s president and chief executive officer Robert Trota told reporters after the company’s stockholders’ meeting on Monday. Trota noted that of the target 80 to 90 new stores, almost 20 outlets have already opened while a bulk of these will start operations by the third quarter. “They all want to hit the Christmas break so almost all the mall developers are turning over in the third quarter,” he said. Max’s chief financial officer Dave Fuentebella said the new stores that will be opened in the latter part of the year are located in Metro Manila, northern and southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. “With the approaching elections, that should bode well for all consumer products and all consumer businesses, Max | page A5

PALEx: Lifting of air ban ‘beneficial’ for expansion MANILA -- PAL Express (PALEx) on Monday said that the recent decision of the European Union (EU) to allow Philippine carriers to operate flights to Europe is “beneficial” for the airline company’s expansion. PALex, also known as flag carrier Philippine Airlines’ (PAL) sister regional carrier, welcomed the EU decision following local airline companies finally

meeting international air safety standards. To recall, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) confirmed the lifting of the air ban last Friday (June 26). PALex is among seven operators in the country allowed to operate flights to Europe by the EU, which lifted the ban on PAL in 2013. It now joins PAL and

low-cost carrier Cebu Air Inc. (Cebu Pacific) as airline companies free to operate flights to Europe. PALex President Bonifacio Sam for his part welcomed the airline company’s latest development, expressing high hopes for future investments. “The lifting of the EU ban on PAL Express will be beneficial to the expansion program of the airline,” the PALex official said. “This is an affirmation of the airline’s adherence to international aviation safety standards,” he added. EU Charge d’ Affaires in the Philippines Lubomir Frebort for his part congratulated the airline company. “This is truly breaking news since it is the first time that the entire aviation sector of one country is removed from the European

Air Safety List,” Frebort said. To recall, PALex last March attended a technical meeting with the European Commission in Brussels, providing an over view on the company’s Safety Management and Quality Management System. Technical experts from the EU assessment team meanwhile visited the country last April to look into key areas of PALex operations -- Safety Management System, Quality Management System and Airworthiness Management. Eight observations were raised and all were considered as enhancements of existing practices. The EU team was able to confirm that CAAP has the capability to implement and enforce the relevant safety standards including PALEx | page A5

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Rotarians to start rotary year with ‘walk for peace’ Bukidnon • Camiguin • Lanao del Norte • Lanao del Sur • Misamis Occidental • Misamis Oriental

CAGAYAN de Oro City—Rotary clubs in Zone 1 of the Rotary International District 3870 will start the new Rotary Year with a Walk for Peace today (July 1, 2015) at 5:30 in the morning. Dignitaries from Rotary are expected to attend the event to promote peace, including District Governor Leo Ochia and Immediate Past District Governor Manuel Along. All the clubs in Zone 1 will also be attending the activity with theme “Peace: A Gift to the World.” Likewise, guests from schools and institutions have also been invited to join the occasion. The activity is scheduled to start with the assembly and warm up exercise at Gaston Park. Thereafter, the participants will traverse downtown Cagayan de Oro, passing through Divisoria and the main thoroughfares of

Capistarano, Velez, and Corrales streets then head back to Gaston Park for a short program. District Governor Leo Ochia and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno will also be giving their respective messages to the participants. Zone 1 of District 3870 is composed of fourteen (14) Rotary Clubs, namely: Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro, Rotary Club of Carmen Valley, Rotary Club of CDO North, Rotary Club of South CDO, Rotary Club of East CDO, Rotary Club of West CDO, Rotary Club of Bay Area CDO, Rotary Club of Metro Cagayan, Rotary Club of CDO East Urban, Rotary Club of Uptown CDO, Rotary Club of CDO Centerpoint, Rotary Club of Kalayaan CDO, Rotary Club of Opol, and Rotary Club of CDO Premier. The Council of Presidents of Zone 1 is composed of the presi-

dents of their respective clubs. During its first meeting on July 14, 2015, the following officers were elected to serve on the Council for the Rotary year 2015-2016: President-Elect Ma. Concepcion B. Lagonera of RC CDO East Urban as Chairperson; President Anna Marie J. Medes of RC West CDO as Vice Chairperson; President-Elect Antonieta Cynthia O. Camomot of RC Kalayaan CDO as Secretary; President Vlodemir Abas Gabe of RC Bay Area CDO as Treasurer; President Gilda R. Echavez of RC East CDO as Auditor; President Jonathan T. Ortigoza of RC CDO Centerpoint as Sergeant at Arms; and President Ilya Kristine R. Ravanera of RC CDO Premier as Public Image Officer. Rotar y International, the world’s first civic service organization founded in Chicago in

Tornado injures 2, uproots 19 houses in Initao, Mis. Oriental MISAMIS Oriental––A strong tornado on Monday morning crushed 19 houses in Initao, a coastal town

west of Misamis Oriental, injuring two and displacing 73 individuals. Provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano quickly dispatched a team from the Provincial Disaster

Risk, Reduction Management Council (PRRMC) to attend to the injured and the displaced families. F r a n c i s c o D y, t h e PDRRMC

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City --Tribal leaders in Misamis Oriental called on members of the Indigenous People (IP) to return to the tribal

community and abandon the armed struggle. Capt. Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the army’s Fourth Infantry Division, said on Tuesday that the

tribal leaders made the call during the formal launching of the “Peace Caravan” in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental last week.

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

1905, is a global association of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. It is an organization of business, professional, and community leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures and creeds. Across the world, the clubs tackle local initiatives and projects aligned with promoting peace and conflict resolution, fighting diseases, providing clean water and sanitation, improving maternal and child care, supporting basic education and literacy, and growing local economies. In particular, Rotary has focused its efforts in the promotion of peace by providing up to 100

peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers. Through Rotary’s partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. Through global grants and other resources, Rotary also helps clubs focus their service efforts towards building peace. ••• To know more about Rotary, visit For information on joining the new club or finding ways to work with Rotary in your community, please send contact any officer or member of the Council of Presidents or find us on facebook: Rotary International District 3870 Zone 1. --Ilya Kristine R. Ravanera

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Tribal leader urged IPs to leave armed struggle

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Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, 4L, leads the ground breaking for the road concreting of Kalye IV in Barangay Indahag costing around P 5.2 million from the Department of Public Works and Highways’ Local Infrastructure Program (LIP). Also present were DPWH CDO 2nd DEO District Engineer Anastacio G. Marundan; Asst. District Engineer Virginia G. Batocail; Barangay Chairwoman Melitona B. Patriana; and Brgy. Kagawads Nilo Singsing, Mary Ann Nambatac, and Priscillano Reyes. KD

BRIEFING ON TOURISM PROGRAMS AND STRATEGIES OF PALAWAN – GOVERNOR JOSE CH. ALVAREZ personally briefs VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and the Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental on the tourism programs and strategies of the Province of Palawan during the four-day tourism benchmarking activities of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. The benchmarking activities were conducted to discuss legislative matters and develop strategies to improve tourism in Misamis Oriental as the major thrust of Governor Bambi Emano’s administration. (Upper photo, from L-R: Provincial Board Members Boris Actub, Jabi Bernaldez, Heckert Emano, Nancy Madjos, Emmanuel Mugot, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, Provincial Board Members Bing Dumadag, Vincent Pelaez, Susan Lagbas and Mario Emano). photo supplied

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The ‘extraordinary’ climate There are two major climates in the Philippines: The wet and the dry season. Normally, the dry season starts in the months of February until the later part of June. After June, the wet season follows that would last until late January of the following year. However, there is an exceptional climate in the Philippines. This climate defies all natural laws because it sets own rules. I call this climate exceptional because it happens only every three years. Every three years, the third climate occurs as the summer starts and ends in the month of May. What is interesting is that a year prior to the onset of the third climate at the start of the third year that follow, dozens of events start to take place. Without argument, the extraordinary climate signals the start of the “election season.” The election season is actually the “Third Climate” that takes place in the Philippines every three years. What makes the climate, exceptional is the emergence – some sudden, weird, and out of nowhere – individuals of varied personalities. These individuals are like mush-

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rooms that sprout overnight amid lighting and thunderstorm. The “third climate” also saw individuals scratching each other’s back. Other individuals or groups are pulling pants and hairs of perceived adversaries. Well, the unrestrained scenario pales in comparison to the “mudslinging” and the callousness of some who have the propensity of spreading dirty linens in public. What appropriate description would be fair to describe the notoriety of boisterous elected public officials to flaunt accomplishments? More often, these public officials have the callousness to claim accomplishments – as if they spent their personal money – with a note that the people should be indebted to them instead. It may sound ridiculous. However, that is what makes the “third climate” entertaining. Lackluster would be the “third climate” sans the clowns and political charlatans. In fact, scandal, expose, intrigues, and controversies packed the third season in the Philippines. This is the season where the ugly heads of politics rises like venomous snakes ready to


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strike against anyone who crosses their path. That is politics in the Philippines. When a politician perceives that a person is a threat, a barrage of issues (personal or otherwise) would be unleashed to discredit the person. Even the independent media are not an exception by the political innuendos and false accusations. What is revolting is when the media themselves become a political tool to attack and malign the colleagues in the fourth estate by the paid hacks! That trademark takes place “only in Philippine politics.” The scenario, however, actually takes place only in areas in the country where the people pretend to be politically mature.

The politics of personal destruction and the thought of paring the members of the press to fight and destroy the credible image of the media take place where the politicians believed they could buy and muzzled the press. Usually, the well-meaning members of the press become an object of attack by the paid hacks that form part of the political conspiracy. The watchers in the sidelines who camouflage as private individuals and groups are happy to join the fracas like the “Hyenas” that steal the credit of the exploits of others. There are also those who find themselves part of the larger conspiracy by pretending to be members of the press with the sole intention of deodorizing the foul smell of political masters. One of the missions of the pretenders in the press is to attack the legitimate press who expose the evils of their masters. Without doubt, the third season in the Philippines is one of the most unstable times of the country. It is a season where greed and the lust for power by the scoundrels in politics becloud the future of the people. -0- Send comment/reaction:

Breaking through the glass ceiling

AS more and more women enter the work force, the glass ceiling becomes even CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING more apparent. The glass Associate Contributing Editor ceiling—an unseen barrier that does not allow women MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda to rise to the top of the corLifestyle Editor Assistant Editor porate ladder—still affects GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit a considerable number of Motoring Editor Photo Journalist women today, 55 years after the women’s liberation felix santillan ROEL CATOTO movement in the 60’s. EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao In Canada, for example, Layout Artists PAT SAMONTE improvement in the wage irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN gap has been minor since Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga 1977 so that based on av erage weekly wages of all JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao workers in 2014, women Regional Editors-Northmin earned 25% less than men, according to its Labor Force AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA Survey Estimates. Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant The Institute of Women’s ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI Policy Research further NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE validates that if change conCELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 tinues at a similar pace we’ve CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY had in the past 50 years, it Legal Counsel will take 44 years for women --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff to reach the same wages that candy macabale - 09161326483 men earn! RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 So how can women break MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 through the glass ceiling? GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 From the perspective of VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 national policy, there are KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON several ways through which MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 women can bridge the wage tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 gap. It is said that we need bobby mag usara-tangub city to boost women’s economic OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 power. ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 ruel pelone Managing Editor

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One of the major ways of doing this is through improving access to education. We are very fortunate in the Philippines, in that the Philippine Commission on Women reports that for the school year 2005-2006, females accounted for more than half (55%) of the total 2.5 million enrollees in higher education, a trend that continues today. But that is not enough. Another means through which we can keep women in the boardroom is the quality and availability of maternity benefits and flexibility of working hours. While we have relatively good maternity leave benefits in comparison to other

nations the world over (the United States does not have paid maternity leave for example), we are still very slow to catch on in terms of flexible working hours. On a personal level, there are several ways through which a woman can break the glass ceiling. One of which is to identify the key competencies most valued by your organization, and to align the development of your competencies which are most valued at the top. For example, does your company value innovation? If so, the ability to think outside the box will most likely get you noticed. Second, create alliances. Build your own network within the organization because you don’t know who will be in a position to help you or provide you the information you need to get ahead. Third, find a mentor who can help open doors for you and enable you to be involved in high profile projects, build the right set of competencies or even champion your career. Create a reputation of delivering results. Focus on

impression management so that your reputation reflects how you want others to see you as a professional. In conclusion, I believe women in the Philippines have their work cut out for them because we have access to education and maternity benefits that enable us to work and climb the corporate ladder. Socio-cultural norms also allow us to lead, as evidenced by having two women past Presidents of the Republic. The fact remains, however, that every woman needs to develop the ability to navigate the organizational terrain to get to the top and break through the glass ceiling. ---Editors’Note: Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie AustriaDel Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human resources management, community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments, please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-700-1996 or email her at jambie.delrosario@

Daily Inspiration Human Anger

Juvy Sarraga

“Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” James 1:20 What is human anger? It’s anger that occurs when someone rubs against our pride or selfishness. God still wants us to get angry, but for the right reasons such as the injustice of orphans or

widows. Learn to temper your selfish anger. When you feel yourself getting angry because your feelings are hurt, swallow it and focus your mind on something else. Stewing in your anger only produces more anger. Practice refocusing your mind as many times as needed.


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Solon praises new Lawig-TESDA grads, hands livelihood tool kits B

By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor - Caraga

UTUAN CITY – Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun congratulated 200 students who completed the Special Training for Employment Program (STEP) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last June 27, 2015.

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Kabisera, Singkit and Sizzlin’ Steak. from page A2 As of end-2014, the including ourselves, be- g roup’s store ne t work cause there is more spend- reached 540 outlets, ining out there…,” he said. cluding 28 overseas. (PNA) Max’s, formerly Pancake House Inc., owns and operates 14 restaurant brands including Max’s from page A2 Restaurant, Yellow Cab, applicable international Pancake House, Krispy safety regulations and the Kreme, Jamba Juice, Max’s Philippines Civil Aviation Corner Bakery, Teriyaki Regulations (PCAR). Boy, Dencio’s, Meranti, Le PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Coeur De France, Maple,


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training course are at par with the job demands of the market.” Fortun stressed that in the wake of the pressure for change in the job industry landscape, “it is no longer the case that a college degree is needed to land a decent, productive job.” He pointed out that “It is precisely the core of TESDA to provide equally important opportunity to everybody to contribute towards nation-building. What we are doing now as part and parcel of our democracy, is to provide equal opportunity, social justice,

EU also concluded that CAAP has the capability to detect any significant safety risk within an air carrier and act in an effective manner to contain such risk. The on-site visit was followed by an EU Air Safety committee hearing in Brussels, attended by officials of CAAP and several carriers, including PAL Express.

With the lifting of the air ban, Europe would now be more encouraged to to tap the services of the local carriers when traveling to the Philippines or other foreign destinations. (PNA)


NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a real property identified as Lot No. 2261-H, under T.D. No. 04-04-021099, still declared in the name of the Late ADELAIDA GAYRAMON, located at Maslog, Balbagon, Mambajao, Camiguin, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION, executed by Heirs of the Late (Mother) ADELAIDA GAYRAMON, namely; MERCEDES ABUCAYON, GLENN DALE MEDIANTE, MINIHAHA ABREA, QUIRICO TUMALE JR., and PAUL C. GAYRAMON. Under the Notarial Registry of ATTY. VITO M. CARILLO, Per Doc. No. 198; Page No. 41; Book No. 85; Series of 2015.

To enable the new graduates to immediately apply their acquired skills and earn income, Fortun handed each of them a complete set of tool kits. The trainees were grantees of Lawig-TESDA Scholarshiip Program the lawmaker supports. Fortun lauded the TESDA for spearheading the program and commended the graduates for successfully completing the course. According to the solon, the “beauty of TESDA programs need not be overemphasized” since the technical skills derived from the special

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that DIONY JONI NERI TORRALBA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of DIONY JONI NERI TORRALBA who was born on August 23, 1989 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are DIONISIO JR. TITO TORRALBA and MYLYN BLANCO NERI. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 9, 2015.

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Republic of the Philippines SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Region 10 Oroquieta City City of Good Life

(05 Ord: Land reclassification 410 )

(Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar

CERTIFIED CORRECT: CONCEPCION N. MAISLING ATTESTED: Secretary to the Sanggunian /mls HARRY J. GUANTERO City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer APPROVED: JASON P. ALMONTE City Mayor MDN: June 24 & Jul 1, 2015

NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late LEOMIN L. JAMIS, left a parcel of land particularly described as follows: A parcel of land covered under Original Certificate of Title No. E-4868, situated at Taparak, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an are 36,601 square meters, more or less. That for and in consideration of the sum of P200,000.00, receipt of which in full is hereby acknowledged, heirs of the late Leomin L. Jamis, do hereby sell, transfer, and convey unto and in favor of Eleod Haclad Jamis, and residing at District 3, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, her heirs, successors, and assigns, and abovedescribed property together with all the improvements found therein, free from any and all liens and encumbrances, is the subject of Extra-Judicial Partition and Settlement of Estate with Sale, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Junald J. Rubino, per Doc. No. 39; Page No. 8, Book No. XIV, Series of 2014. MDN: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2015

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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that KIRSTINE CYVILL R. GREGORIO has filed with this office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMAL E” in the Certificate of Live Birth of KIRSTINE CYVILL RAMOS GREGORIO who was born on March 17,1988 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EDWIN RIVERA GREGORIO and NATY SOLEDAD ESTRELLANES RAMOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 3, 2015.

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bettering your family, your community and our country.” Forty students were enrolled in each of four different competencies, namely: Test and Repair Wiring\ Lighting System Servicing; Install Wiring Devices/Install Electrical Protection System; Perform Diesel Gas Engine Tune-Up; and Prepare and Cook Hot Meals. They are designed in acquiring national certifications. Since 2013, Fortun has been working closely with TESDA in implementing innovative, demanddriven, and affordable skills training program. Last April 24, 2015, some 42 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) students graduated under the Lawig-TESDA Scholarship Program.

Republic of the Philippines SHARI’A DISTRICT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Marawi City In the Matter of the Petition SPL. PROC. NO. 208-15 To Declare Petitioner’s Various For: Judicial Declaration of Maiden Names as Referring to One, Petitioner’s Maiden Names The Same and Identical Person, and as Referring to one and the The Surviving Spouse of the Decedent, Same Identical Person and BAMBI BANTOLINAN VDA DE DIANATON, Declare Petitioner as the Sole Surviving Spouse of Decedent Petitioner, Veteran. -versusThe Civil Registrar General, Herein rep. by the Marawi City Local Civil Registrar, Respondent. x-------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER The petitioner filed the instant verified petition to declare the different maiden names appearing in other documents as referring to one the same and identical person which must be BAMBI BANTOLINAN MAMINTA VDA de decedent MANGAGAO DIANATON in order to be entitled to apply for old age Pension, and finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is set for hearing on July 29, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., and anybody interested in the petition must show cause why the petition should not be granted. Petitioner must publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in Lanao del Sur once a week for three consecutive weeks. Furnish copies hereof unto the petitioner, counsel, respondents, and the OFFICE of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Marawi city, Philippines, June 11, 2015. (SGD.) RASAD S. LAGUINDAB Presiding Judge MDN: JUNE 24, JULY 1 & 8, 2015

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and right to a better future.” The young solon painted the scenario of the Philippine participation to ASEAN integration where “We need to revolutionize ourselves by upscaling our human resources through skills training, and adopting to growing innovations.” Fortun challenged the new graduates to practice what they have learned, “find a job, earn an income or build an enterprise and give back to the community. Help build this country, help steer our nation towards development. We envision a country of self-reliant individuals. We desire a nation of empowered citizens. Let this be a start of that goal. Treat your education as a stake, your share towards creating and

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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR Province of Davao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF MALALAG NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that NOEL A. CORONADO has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “RAUL” to “NOEL” in the birth certificate of NOEL A. CORONADO who was born on January 27, 1954 at Bolton, Malalag, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Benjamin Coronado and Paciencia Alcoseba. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposititon with this Office not later than June 22, 2015. (Sgd) ELIZABETH P. MANACIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: June 24 & July 1, 2015

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Duterte calls for temporary ceasefire during Parago’s wake DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo Duterte appealed on Monday night to both the government forces and communist rebels for a “temporary ceasefire” during the wake of slain New People’s Army (NPA) leader Leoncio Pitao, popularly known as C ommander Parago Sandoval. Duterte, who arrived at the wake at 10 p.m., issued his appeal as he condoled with the family of the slain rebel leader at a funeral parlor here. P i t a o, c h i e f of t h e NPA’s First Pulang Bagani Command, was killed last Sunday in a clash with the military in the rebels’ stronghold in the hinterlands of Paquibato District. “Alangan mag pinusilay ta na mag bilar pa ta sa patay” (Won’t be easy to continue shooting while we lack sleep mourning the dead), Duterte told reporters at the wake. Pitao’s remains, along with those of female medic Kyle Limpag who was also killed in the encounter,

were brought to Cosmop olitan Funeral Home Monday afternoon. Aside from Duterte, City Police Director Vicente Danao and Task Force Davao chief Col. Macairog Albert visited the wake. “Those who want to come down and pay their last respects, you can come down here as long as you don’t have warrants of arrest yet,” the mayor said, referring to the rebels. “Pagkatapos sa haya, kung kursunada pa ninyo balik bukid, limpyuhi na pud na inyo mga pusil” (After the wake, if you feel you still want to go back to the mountains, then you will have to clean your guns), he added. Duterte said he can guarantee the safety of the rebels and sympathizers who want to come down to the city to pay their last respects to Pitao. During the Peace and Order Council meeting, the mayor told the Army and the police “to always

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PRAYERS FOR PARAGO. Evangeline Pitao sprinkles holy water at Leoncio Pitao’s body as relatives and friends offer prayers to the slain leader of the New People’s Army at a funeral parlor in Lasang, Davao City on Monday (29 June 2015). Pitao, also known as Kumander Parago, was killed together with his medical aide Kyle Limpag last Sunday (28 June 2015) at Paquibato District. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano respect those who fight for their principles.” While consoling Evangeline, Pitao’s wife, he advised the grieving not take this too personal to

avoid more loss of lives. “I came here to condole with the family of Parago,” the mayor addressed the slain rebels’ friends and relatives.

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He added that he will extend any help he can to Pitao’s family. Duterte disclosed he had told Pitao in previous occasions that should he decide to return to the fold of the law, he should wait for the mayor. “Otherwise, you would be killed,” he recounted telling Pitao.


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The mayor, who has been publicly saying that Pitao was his friend, appealed to the NPA not to launch retaliatory attacks during the wake of the slain rebel leader. During a press conference Monday morning, military officials said that there is no let up on the military operations against Pitao’s comrades in the hinterlands of Paquibato District. G en. Eduardo Año, commander of the Army’s 10th Infantry Division, said they are expecting a retaliation from Pitao’s followers. But Año assured that the military is beefing up its security measures to avert any attacks. He added that with the series of clashes since early June, some rebels have already separated from their main units. The military official estimated that the rebels are now less than 50 as some of them were already killed in previous clashes. The series of clashes have been a factor in tracking down and cutting-off of exit points for the NPA guerrillas, Año added.


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Cagayan de Oro -This was the statement of Lanao del Norte Gov. Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo who was the Guest Speaker during the opening ceremonies of the Photo Exhibit and Product Showcase of DAR-Region 10 to celebrate the 27th CARP Anniversary this year. Gov. Dimaporo, also the Chair of the Regional Development Council said, “The DAR is one of the frontline agencies that are working in the forgotten areas of our country. Your ARCs (agrarian reform communities) in Lanao del Norte are located in the most remote and impoverished areas.” He further stated, “ In these areas where other agencies backed out, that is where DAR is present.” The acknowledgment served as a gift to the DAR personnel who were part of the audience. He further told them, “The work of the DAR in Lanao del Norte is unforgettable. We cannot forget STARCM and ARISP which resulted to the concreting of some

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Cutting the ribbon during the opening of the photo exhibit and product exhibit are (from left) DAR-10 Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, DENR-10 Regional Exec. Director Ruth M. Tawantawan and Gov. Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo of Lanao del Norte. Partly hidden are the DAR-10 officials witnessing the event ARD Teresita Depenoso, PARPOs Norberto Paquingan of Bukidnon, Zoraida Macadindang of Misamis Oriental, Alibasa Andig of Misamis Occidental and Jamil Amatonding of Lanao del Norte. (supplied photo)

of the farm-to-market roads in the province.” STARCM and ARISP were foreign-funded projects implemented in selected areas during the early part of the CARP implementation.

D A R- 1 0 R e g i o n al Director Faisar A. Mambuay thanked Gov. Dimaporo for sharing his time and welcomed the guests who included the heads and representatives of govern-

ment agencies such as DA, DENR, LBP, DTI, DPWH, CDA, PCIC and PIA. The exhibit opened at the Foyer, 3rd Floor of Centrio Mall on June 25 and will run until June

28 where a gallery of pictures showing some projects, activities and events that made an impact on the lives of the CARP beneficiaries is on view. Some products of the

ARC coops are also on display and will be for sale to the public on June 29, Monday during the ARC Coop Summit at the Atrium, Lim Ket Kai Center. (Editha R. Salvador)


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HE environmental group Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE) hailed the exit of the Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore from the $5.9 billion Tampakan copper-gold project in Mindanao, calling it “a victory for the people.”

“Glencore, potentially the largest mining project in the country to date, ultimately failed in the face of massive people’s resistance against foreign and largescale mining,” said Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan PNE. The project covers 10,000 hectares in the provinces of South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat and Davao del Sur, which has an estimated 2.4 billion metric ton deposit, containing 13.5 million metric tons of copper and 15.8 million ounces of gold. In a June 24 statement, Glencore said it had signed a share sale agreement with an affiliate of the Australian company, Indophil Resources-NL, for the sale of its remaining interest in the Tampakan project. In January this year, Glencore had divested part of its share to Alsons Prime Investments Corporation.

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Sagitarrius Mines Inc (SMI), which is the government’s contractor for the project, was controlled 40 percent by a joint venture of Glencore-Xstrata Copper and Indophil, of which Glencore has 62.5 percent, and Indophil holds 37.5 percent. The 60 percent non-controlling equity is held by the Tampakan Group of Companies. The company’s exit comes even before it started its production, targeted in 2016. In 2001, Glencore assumed the Financial

or Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) over the project from Western Mining Company (WMC). Its exploration had met fierce resistance from the surrounding B’laan communities, peasants, environment, church and human rights groups. “Glencore-SMI has been eager to plunder the estimated 2.4 billion metric tons of copper-gold deposits in Mindanao since 1992, but has been stopped time and again even as it is currently supported by the Aquino

administration,” Bautista said. Bautista said the Glencore had been landgrabbing 24,000 hectares of ancestral lands, forest and farms, and had caused the displacement of at least 5,000 people, and loss of livelihood to some 40,000 others. At least 10 people had been killed by suspected state forces and paramilitary groups, in an effort to suppress opposition, he said. “Glencore was also the mastermind behind the vilification and illegal detention

by the Armed Forces of the Philippines of anti-mining activist Romeo Rivera Jr. in 2014,” Bautista said. Bautista said the new mining company in Tampakan “will face the same stiff resistance from the Filipino people.” “We will never stop defending our lands, rights and natural resources. Indophil, SMI, and other large-scale foreign mining giants should completely abandon the Tampakan mining project and leave Mindanao,” he said. (

Bills seek to declare Oro, Davao, six provinces as mining-free zones By Dionisio P. Tubianosa

THE House of Representatives, since the start of the 16th Congress, has approved eight bills declaring two cities in Mindanao and five provinces as well as one district in another area of the country as mining-free zones. “Mining has been statistically proven to be one of the most environmentally destructive industries,” the authors collectively stressed. The proposed statutes, under consideration by the Senate, include: HB 45 by Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez Jr.; HB 5262 authored by Rep. Isidro T. Ungab; HB 670 by Rep. Cesar V.

Sarmiento; HB 3667 authored by Deputy Speaker Carlos M. Padilla; HB 3780 by Rep. Ben P. Evardone; HB 4363 of Rep. Deogracias B. Ramos Jr.; HB5260 by Rep. Joseph Gilbert F. Violago; and HB 5261 by Rep. Rogelio J. Espina, M.D. The House-approved measures had been steered through plenary by the sponsoring House Committee on Natural Resources chaired by Hon. Francisco T. Matugas and endorsed to the Senate in 2014. The areas sought to be declared as mining-free zones include the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Davao, and the provinces of Catanduanes, Nueva Viscaya; Eastern Samar, the 2nd District of Sorsogon, Nueva

Ecija; and Biliran. The authors cited the Constitutional mandate “to protect and advance the right of the people to a balanced and healthful ecology in accord with the rhythm and harmony of nature.” “Mining has adverse effects both to humans and the environment. Aside from adding toxic chemicals to the ore, it strips-off large areas of top soil of all flora and fauna,” they added. Furthermore, the lawmakers noted that apart from destroying the natural beauty of the environment, mining displaces communities, causes landslides, pollutes water sources and contributes to

the greenhouse effect and climate change, among others. The bills provide penalties on violators ranging from six (6) years to twelve (12) years imprisonment and/or fines ranging from P100,000 to P500,000. Mining, as defined under the proposed statutes, refer to the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth and shall include such mining activities as exploration, feasibility, development, utilization and processing and large-scale quarry operations involving cement raw materials, marble, granite, sand and gravel construction See FREE, page A11

OROQUIETA City, Misamis Occidental––At least six cases of administrative adjudication have been noted by the Provincial Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force (PAILTF), in violation of Executive Order No. 277 from January to June this year. Otherwise known as the Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines, EO 277 amends Presidential Decree No. 705, particularly, Section 68, and penalizes individuals for cutting, gathering and/or collecting and possession of timber, or other forest products without legal documents required by existing forest laws. It also authorizes the confiscation of illegally cut, gathered, removed and possessed forest products and granting rewards to informers of violations of forest laws. Rules and regulations, Edgardo G. Aguinaldo, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO), said. Aguinaldo said these timbers, which are now in the custody of the PAITF, have been confiscated from the following areas, on the specified dates: Barangay Dullan Norte, this city, February 24, and San Juan, Panaon, February 26. Barangay Pines, also of this city, transport of Falcata lumber without the required authority, March 5, and Barangay Sixto Velez, Sapang Dalaga, illegaly cut naturally grown trees, March 12. Barangay Decoloc, Jimenez, cutting and possession of Narra logs without any authority, license or permit, April 6, and again in Barangay Pines, another case of cutting of trees without the required legal documents, June 10. A report from Rutchie Cabahug-Ag uhob of PIA10-Misamis Occidental

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Globe Telecom is undisputed leader in postpaid with revenue market share of 57.8% Globe Telecom is the #1 postpaid brand in the country based on revenue market share, the global metric used in determining market leadership across telcos worldwide. Globe posted postpaid revenues of P7.8 billion in the first quarter of 2015 versus Smart’s P3.3 billion and Sun’s P2.4 billion. Globe postpaid revenues have grown by 11% versus Sun’s 10% growth from previous year’s levels. The revenue figures show Globe has cornered the mobile postpaid segment with revenue market share of 57.8%, leaving Smart with a 24.6% revenue share and Sun with a 17.6% revenue share.

Globe Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Dan Horan pointed out that Globe has been consistently growing its postpaid business both in number of customers and ARPU (average revenue per user), an important indicator of customer preference and stickiness to the network. “Clearly, mobile postpaid is a segment that Globe has long dominated over many years. Since 2012, Globe led the mobile postpaid business with a consistent revenue market share of 58% on a 2-player market. Our leadership in the postpaid business is clearly unprecedented, underpinned by sustained growth in this segment and our breakthrough offers and

The Advantage of K to 12 Program By Amalia Besueno Arasain Bag-ong Anonang Diut Elementary School Bonifacio West District Division of Misamis Occidental

Every society which aims a progressive future gives utmost importance to its education. It is because through education, people who will mainly lead them in the future will be much wiser comes to decision-making and problem-solving. Moreover, it is also essential that a society will ensure that whatever learning engrave to the minds of their youngsters, it should be with high-quality kind. However, as the time passes by, each person’s knowledge is improving; reason that the search for quality education might be never-ending. It takes a lot of ideas and wider scope of curriculum to fully meet minds having varying capacities. K+12 Basic Education Program is a new system of Education implemented in the country. It is the product of the study that a 12-year education cycle is an adequate period for learning under basic education and also a standard for recognition of students and professionals abroad. Under K to 12, there is Senior High School program that trained individuals through specializations or tracks. Included in these tracks are Academic, Sports, Arts and Design, and Technical-Vocational Livelihood Tracks. These tracks are few of the matters that make K to 12 an advantage. Sports track is the basic education culmination of K to 12 Physical Education and gives focus on topics such as Safety and First Aid, Human Movement, Fundamentals of Coaching, Sports Officiating and Activity Management, and Fitness, Sports and Recreation Leadership, among

others. Academic track, is a specialization designed for students who intend to pursue more academic knowledge. Academic track has three strands which are Business, Accountancy, Management (BAM); Humanities, Education, Social Sciences (HESS); and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). The Arts track, on the other hand, is a specialization for those students who appreciate and excel more in Arts field. Under this track are courses like Arts and Design Appreciation and Production, Performing Arts, Physical and Personal Development in the Arts, Developing Filipino Identity in the Arts, Media Arts and Visual Arts, Literary Arts, Dance, Music, Theater, and several others. Tech-Voc Livelihood track is another specialization which gives focus on courses that could be useful in improving livelihood methods. This track offers lessons on Agrifishery, Home Economics, Information and Communication Technology and Industrial Arts. In these tracks, a student could opt for a track that best fits his personality and level of thinking. The DepEd believe that through this idea, they will be able to improve and develop the natural skills of a student on whatever he excels at and interested to. K to 12 Basic Education, over the years of implementation, is bringing its endeavour in improving Philippine Education system, and guides Filipinos towards the attainment of “quality” education in the long run.

innovations attracting new customers.” Providing access to the Filipino digital lifestyle, Globe launched the new postpaid myLifestyle Plan, allowing customers to fully embrace the digital experience with data and exciting content using mobile phones. “The myLifestyle Plan was a significant growth driver of postpaid revenues and customer base in the first quarter of 2015 as it perfectly caters to our customers’ digital lifestyles. With the myLifestyle Plan, they get a postpaid plan made for the way they live today, giving them a full smartphone experience with focus on data usage. The myLifestyle Plan

is set to become an invaluable life tool to allow our customers to enjoy a world of digital content that is built the way they live now,” says Erli Valdez, Vice President for Postpaid Business at Globe. The new myLifestyle Plan gives customers access to an easier and simplified plan offer starting at P499 a month which comes with built-in unlimited calls and texts to Globe & TM plus freebies such as free 1-month choice of Navigation, Explore or Fitness Pack, free 1-month Gadget Care, and free 1GB Globe Cloud storage for 24 months. On top of the base P499/ month plan, Globe postpaid

customers can avail of addon services like Surf Packs for their mobile internet needs which are bundled with exclusive access to Spotify and/ or NBA League Pass. Customers can choose from GoSURF99 for 100MB of mobile internet monthly to as much as 15GB monthly with GoSURF2499. For a richer data experience, myLifestyle plan customers can also choose from any of the Lifestyle Packs which includes Chat, Fitness, Navigation, Explore, Photo, Shopping, Work, as well as access to Facebook, HOOQ, NBA, Spotify, and Twitter. Moreover, they can also get extra calls and texts to other networks, as well as

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Today is a miracle already for you to celebrate Specia Gospel of the day(July1, 2015-Wednesday) Mark 8:11-13”The Pharisees came out and began to argue with Him, seeking from Him a sign from heaven, to test Him. Sighing deeply in His spirit, He said, “Why does this generation seek for a sign? Truly I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Leaving them, He again embarked and went away to the other side. The Pharisees came forward and begin to argue with Jesus. But Jesus never argued with them since he knew that it will lead to nonsense ending. 2 Timothy 2:16”But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness. In the case of the Pharisees, they had already seen miracles of every imaginable type: the blind see, the deaf hear, lepers are cleansed, the mute speak, the paralyzed walk, and the demon possessed are made whole. The

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reason why they argued Jesus because they wanted more proofs but Jesus never tolerated their request. No more proofs to those who do not believe. There are many times that we have the same mentality with the Pharisees because we ask God every day for more evidences that he is alive. You never understood that the day you have today is a miracle already for you to celebrate: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

‘Peace Caravan: Symbol of New Beginning in Misamis Oriental’ CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City -The Peace Caravan with a theme “Ang Panaghiusa maoy taytayan sa Kalinaw ug Kalambuan” (Unity is our bridge towards Peace and Development), was conducted by the Local Government Unit, Local and National Government Agencies, PNP, and 4th Infantry Division at Brgy Kibanban, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental at around 8am today, June 27, 2015. A simple yet very memorable event that left only a smile, laughter and a feeling of gratitude on every people in Kibanban. For Datu Bruno Lindahay, Tribal Chieftain of Brgy Kibanban, peace is no longer a dream rather a reality.

Datu Lindahay said, “Daku gayud ang among pagpasalamat sa amoang lokal nga panggamhanan, mga ahensiya sa gobyerno ilabi na usab sa tanang sundalo nga nitambong niining makasaysayanong panagtigum para ihatud kanamu ang mga programa para sa kalinaw og kalambuan og labaw sa tanan ang kalipay nga dili na namu malimtan” (We would like to thank our local officials and agencies and to all soldiers who conducted this very memorable event just to bring programs for peace and development and most especially the happiness that will never be forgotten) Col Jessie A Alvarez, Brigade Commander of 403rd Infantry Brigade said,

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“This activity will never be realized if not with the convergence of everyone. We hope that through this peace caravan, we were able to reunite everyone in Kibanban towards our goals and aspirations of having a peaceful community that is

ready for further development.” The program started with the conduct of a very solemn ritual by the Higaonons of Brgy Kibanban together with the Soldiers and Former Rebels, who See caravan, page A11


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are also Higaonons from other areas in Northern Mindanao. They prayed and asked for enlightenment of their members who joined the armed struggle to go back to where they belong. After the ritual was the symbolic planting of tree of hope by the youth leaders in Northern Mindanao and the IP youth of Brgy Kibanban. This activity symbolizes hope and a new beginning for the people in their community. After the two highlights of the peace caravan was the services for the people. Services include feeding program; medical and dental services; cacao seedling, slippers and food distribution; circumcision and free haircut; and distribution of school supplies. While these services are being given, series of fun games have been conducted that brought happiness and laughter to everyone during the Peace Caravan. MGen Oscar T Lactao, Commander of 4th Infantry Division said, “Now is the time to forget the pain in the past. Let’s all move forward and focus to the Bayanihan activities that will reunite every people in every community. This Caravan is our way to encourage the NPAs especially those who belong to this tribe to lay down their arms and renew their life. They too deserve a second chance.” “Once again, I urge everyone to take part on our Peace Advocacies. Let us work together to achieve our common goal so that we can all live in peace and harmony.” MGen Lactao Added.

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by Elfren Fernandez, an electrical engineer who uses crutches, having been born without a right leg and with a disfigured right hand; and Joseph Asoque, a draftsman who uses a prosthetic left leg. Meet three of the five brains behind the adapted tricycle that they see as one of the answers to wheelchair users’ need for mobility— and for speed. The other two are Alvin Lagonoy, a freelance building contractor who also runs a computer business, and Violeta Sapalit, who teaches

technology courses over the Internet. Like Mingarine, Lagonoy and Sapalit had polio as children, which impaired their ability to walk. They, too, use wheelchairs. From laundry soap to adapted tricycles With P75,000 in initial capital, the five started up JAJEV Industry—the name is an amalgam of the first letter of their first names—in 2013. The company has gone beyond producing laundry detergents to providing mobility options for persons with disabilities (PWD), ranging from solar-charged wheelchairs to full vehicular conversions. “We cater to PWDs who miss driving and even firsttime PWD drivers,” said Mingarine, showcasing his adapted tricycle. The vehicle consists of a 125cc underbone Honda motorcycle and a special sidecar that allows him to ride his wheelchair on and off it. Another unique feature is a handle welded to the pedals of the semiautomatic transmission, allowing him to change gear with his left hand. Mingarine said a sidecar conversion like his costs from P10,000 to P11,000, excluding the cost of the motorcycle. But conversion prices may vary since the company custom-designs each vehicle to suit the driver’s disability. For riders who don’t need a sidecar to accommodate a wheelchair, but have trouble balancing on a standard motorcycle, Mingarine said JAJEV Industry can also provide a solution. “We turn a standard motorcycle into a threewheeler,” he said. “This costs a bit more, from P16,000 to P20,000 (excluding the motorcycle), since we have to alter the rear axle to handle two wheels.” For those who prefer driving ‘stick’ Fernandez said JAJEV Industry can also modify cars for anywhere from P5,000 to P30,000 and that customers can choose from a range of adapted hand and foot controls. “We don’t paralyze the original functions of the car,” he said. “The devices can be removed, so that regular people could drive it, too.” Unlike many conversion kits that work only with automatic-transmission vehicles, Fernandez said the

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company can also adapt manual-transmission vehicles for around P50,000. “An electro-pneumatic device is attached to the clutch pedal, in which sensors detect how much input there is on the accelerator. The vehicle effectively has an automated clutch,” he said. Fernandez said if the driver lifts off the gas pedal to change gear or to brake, the device pushes the clutch pedal down automatically. Once the driver presses the gas pedal again, the device pulls it back up. Foreign influences Mingarine said their devices were inspired by designs from abroad, where PWD drivers are more common. In fact, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the agency in charge of enforcing federal vehicle safety laws, has guidelines for PWD vehicle conversions and driver testing. And although the European Union doesn’t have overall guidelines, member states are taking the initiative to provide mobility for PWDs. One such program is the U.K. Motability program. Here, a PWD may choose to use his or her government subsidy to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. The scheme also provides detailed guidelines for conversions and driver testing. A notable aspect is that car manufacturers are partners in the program, providing incentives for PWD drivers. Mingarine said no such scheme exists in the Philippines, although JAJEV Industry would be glad to tie up with local car manufacturers to develop and manufacture adapted vehicles on a larger scale. He also said JAJEV Industry follows its own design and safety standards because the government has not issued any guidelines for adapted vehicles. This issue doesn’t surprise Robby Consunji, legal columnist for popular motoring magazine Top Gear Philippines, who said PWD drivers are not a priority for the Land Transportation Office (LTO). “It’s kanya, kanya (each to his or her own). PWDs really must resort to selfinvention to drive a vehicle and likewise have to justify their designs to the LTO,” he said.

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aggregates. However, mining activities may be allowed if the quarrying of gravel and sand for projects directly undertaken by government agencies or local governments when national interest so requires, and when there is need to determine the presence and availability of strategic raw materials for industries critical to national development or for scientific, cultural or ecological value.

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— topped the regional ranking with a total GPI Score of 1.221. Among the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines is the least peaceful country. Singapore’s score of 1.490 placed it 1st in ASEAN, 4th in the Asia-Pacific, and 24th in the world. Malaysia, with a score of 1.561, came in 2nd in ASEAN, 5th in AsiaPacific, and 28th in the world. Laos’s 1.7000 placed it at 3rd in ASEAN, 7th in Asia-Pacific, and 41st in the world. Indonesia came in 4th in ASEAN with a score of 1.768, enough to place it at 10th in the Asia-Pacific region, and 46th In the world. Vietnam was ranked 56th in the world and 11th in the Asia-Pacific region, with a score of 1.848, which placed it at 5th in ASEAN. Cambodia’s GPI score of 2.179 placed it at 6th in ASEAN, 14th in the AsiaPacific region and 111th in the world. Thailand, which has a score of 2.303 came in 7th in ASEAN, 17th in Asia-Pacific, and 130th in the world. Rounding up the ASEAN region is Myanmar, which placed 8th in ASEAN, 17th in Asia-Pacific and 130th in the world. Brunei Darussalam was not ranked in the 2015 Global Peace Index. “The Philippines suffered from an escalation of internal conflicts between the government and rebel groups occurring late in the measurement period,” the report said, referring to the January 24 mis-encounter between the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIFF) in Tukanalipao, Ma-

masapano, Maguindanao. The report also said that countries involved in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea dispute showed a worsening in their overall GPI scores this year. However, large-scale military engagement in the disputed waters remain unlikely although the likelihood of further military skirmishes in the area is high. T he 2 0 1 5 G PI a ls o pegged the National Cost of Violence in the Philippines at US$25,386,657,471. The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 indicators in three main categories — ongoing domestic and international conflict, societal safety and security and militarization — that gauge the absence of violence or the fear of violence. Based on the results of these indicators, 81 countries have become more peaceful while 78 have deteriorated, the report said. In the Militarization category, the Philippines scored a low 1.5 out of 5; 2.9 out of 5 in the Society and Security category; and 2.6 out of 5 in the Domestic & International Conflict category. The 2015 Global Peace Index also ranked the Philippines 9th out of 162 countries in the Global Terrorism Index, with a GTI Score of 7.29. The report recorded 499 terrorism incidents in the Philippines that resulted to 292 fatalities, 444 injured and 184 properties destroyed. The Top 10 in the GTI are Iraq (#1 with score of 10); Afghanistan (9.39); Pakistan (9.37); Nigeria (8.58); Syria (8.12); India (7.86); Somalia (7.41); Yemen (7.31); Philippines (7.29); and Thailand (7.19). (Bong D. Fabe)

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officer-in-charge, identified the injured as Helen Libanco and her son Gilbert, 13. He said that Libanco is now undergoing treatment in the provincial hospital for head injuries when hit by a flying tree branch while Gilbert also complained of backache. Dy said that the tornado damaged 19 houses affecting 73 individuals. “The displaced families are now evacuated while the repair

of the damaged houses underway,” he said. Dy said that the tornado also damaged crops. “We are now conducting an assessment of the extent of the damaged to the agricultural crops,” Dy said. Tornadoes are caused by extremely large thunderstorms that form into a funnel of the turbulent column of air, which can be very destructive in nature with their speed ranging from 110mph to 300mph and can last to about 1-2 hours or 4 hours. There are various types of tornado – the Multiple Vortex, waterspout, l and spout and the Devil-dust Tornado. The land spouts type of tornado could have struck the coastal town of Initao Monday.

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Martinez said that Datu Bruno Lindahay, the tribal chieftain of the village of Kibanban, called on members of the Higaonon tribes who joined the communist New People’s Army (NPA) to return to the tribal community in order to live a peaceful life. The hinterland village of Kibanban, a farming village in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, is home to the Higa-onon tribe, one of the indigenous people’s communities in the province. Martinez said that Lindahay was a former rebel under Guerilla Front 4B of the Northern Mindanao Regional Committee based in Balingasag and Lagonglong, all eastern towns in Misamis Oriental. The tribal leaders and the Higa-onons gathered at the foot of Mt. Balatucan range Saturday last week to show support to the government’s peace caravan led by the Philippine Army and the local government units in Misamis Oriental. During the meeting, Lindahay urged the fellow Higa-onons who have joined the NPA movement to abandon the armed struggle and come back to “rebuild” the tribal community in order to attain lasting peace. Martinez said that the peace caravan is a prelude to a series of programs and projects for implementation in rebel infested tribal communities in Misamis Oriental. Some of these programs include the construction of farm-to-market roads, electrification, medical and dental assistance, and other basic services of the local government, Martinez said.

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City

CCE-0030-2015 RA 9048/RA 10172

CCE-0029-2015 R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172


Date: June 30, 2015

Date: June 30,2015



In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that RUEL ALGAS REYES has filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of ARVIE ALCONTIN REYES who was born on September 23, 2001 at Poblacion, Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Ruel Algas Reyes and Arlene Labanon Alcontin. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Cirrcular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that WENIE DAMALI ANDI has filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of WENIE DAMALI ANDI who was born on November 27, 1994 at Ilian, Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Carlos Gimia Andi and Doria Batawan Damali. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2015.

(Sgd.) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: July 1 & 8, 2015

MDN: July 1 & 8, 2015

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that HENRY PABINGUIT VILLANUEVA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JEANA” to “GINA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JEANA TIEMPO CASSION who was born on November 1, 1967 at Tuñgao, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are RUBEN PARAP CASSION and TEOFISTA MORAN TIEMPO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 20 July 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO, CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: July 1 & 8, 2015

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