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Metro Davao Mayor,cops find allies in city council By CHERYLL D. FIEL of DavaoToday.com

DAVAO City––Legislators defended Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and members of the Davao police who are under fire from the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the wake of last week’s police operations that killed three suspects. Councilor Danilo See allies, page 11

Duterte’s gag order: shut-up DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo Duterte issued a gag order on all policemen involved in the shootout during a foiled kidnapfor-ransom pay-off in front a bank along C.M. Recto Street which left three alleged perpetrators killed. He advised the police to shut-up and invoke their constitutional rights to remain silent and to be assisted by a lawyer. Duterte designated Atty. Salvador Panelo to do the job as their legal counsel. “If you want evidence, do not get it from my mouth or from the mouth of the policemen. I have ordered them to shut-up. Manila See shut-up, page 11

NO CHANGE. Activists under the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Southern Mindanao demand President Aquino to present the true state of the people, poverty and inflation, on his State of the Nation A ddress this Monday. Davaotoday.com photo by Ace Morandante

Protests to greet Aquino’s 4th SONA The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Southern Mindanao said it will mobilize thousands from the urban poor, farmers, workers, youth and indigenous peoples to show how the poor are reeling from government’s policies.

By Tyrone Velez of DavaoToday.com

DAVAO C i t y – – President Benigno Aquino III may brag about the country’s growth in his forthcoming State of the Nation Address on Monday, but activists say this means nothing to the poor.

In a press conference held Monday, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) Southern Mindanao said they will mobilize thousands from the urban poor, farmers, workers, youth See protest, page 11

Political prisoner on hunger strike NEWSDESK.ASIA

SINCE July 11, a consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) has been on hunger strike inside his detention cell at the Armed Forces Central Command in Lapu-Lapu City in Cebu. The 12-day hunger strike is in protest over the ‘failure’ of the Aquino administration to release political prisoners and pursue peace negotiations with the NDFP. Ramon Patriarca, one of the 13 detained consultants of NDFP, will be on hunger strike until July 22, in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s fourth State of Nation Address. See hunger, page 11

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French arrested for rape in Davao

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DAVAO City -- Operatives of Davao City Police Office and Tagum City Police Office on Monday arrested a French national accused of sexual abuse here. Police Superintendent Antonio Rivera, chief of the Investigation and Detection Management Section of the DCPO led a team to track down the 80-year-old native of St. Boil, France. Police withheld suspect’s name as the case is still under investigation. The accused French national was arrested Monday by virtue of the arrest warrant issued by Judge Lope Calio of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 33. The foreigner is now under the custody of the Davao City Police Office.

WANTED ACCOUNTANTS. In this year’s celebration of accountancy week, head of Davao’s certified public accountants Harry Cacdac (right) encourages more students to take accounting courses. He says only 900 of the 3,000 certified public accountants in the city are active in their work. Davaotoday.com photo by Medel V. Hernani

Trade department okays six SSFs in Davao del Sur DIGOS City, Davao del Sur–– The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-11) recently approved a total of six Shared Service Facilities (SSFs) in the province of Davao del Sur to increase the local entrepreneurs’ competitiveness. DTI-Davao del Sur Officer-In-Charge Eulogio C. Orevillo said the SSF project is aimed at improving the quality and productivity of entrepreneurs by addressing the gaps and bottlenecks in the value chain of priority industry clusters through

the provision of processing machines/equipment/tools for the common use of the identified beneficiaries. Mainly, he said, the SSF project has two major objectives, namely: to enhance the competitiveness of the priority industry clusters through the use of quality and productivity enhancing machinery and equipment; and, to develop priority and market-driven industries in support to the National Industry Cluster Capacity Enhancement Project (NIC-

CEP). Orevillo said although the six beneficiaries have been in the business for years already, it can be observed that their growth is somehow slow. “It is our hope that they will improve their business especially in terms of profit by increasing their production volume and enhancing product quality. These we can easily achieve with the help of these SSFs,” he said. The six SSFs in the province cost more than P2 million with the following pur-

poses: -- Coco vinegar production enhancement of Benepisyaryo ng Repormang Agraryo ng Darong Multipurpose Cooperative (BREADMPC) of Sta. Cruz; -- Kakanin production facility expansion of PCEC Kumassie Employees Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association, Inc. Multipurpose Cooperative (PKEARBAIMPC) of Brgy. Basiawan, Sta. Maria; -- Coco shellcraft production enhancement of Padada

Cococraft Producers and Assemblers Association; -- Existing cacao beans fermentation facility expansion of Malita Rural Workers Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative (MARWABEMPCO); -- Muscovado sugar production of Kooperatiba ng Kiblawan; and, -- Coco coir processing project of Bansalan Coconut Farmers and Workers Multipurpose Cooperative (BCMC). philippine news agency

DAVAO City––The military reported the surrender of two alleged leaders of the New People’s Army in July 10 at Purok 18, Barangay Salvacion, Trento Agusan del Sur. Captain Severino David, deputy commander and spokesperson of the EASTMINCOM identified the surrenderees as Jomar Delizo Catalino and Jason Opialda Salde residents of Sitio Cogon, Barangay Salvacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur and Sitio Moria, Barangay Banlag, Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province, respectively. He said Catalino held the position of Supply Officer while Salde was a platoon medic and both operated in the boundaries of Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley Province. “Both of them revealed that being away from their families and hardship in the mountains made them decide to coordinate with the community leaders to facilitate their surrender to the government through the military based in the area,” David said.

In the news: Soccsksargen NFA injects supply as prices of rice soar in South Cotabato By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

GENERAL Santos City–– The National Food Authority (NFA) has increased its rice allocation for various markets in South Cotabato province in the wake of the drastic increase in commercial rice prices in the area since last week. Guialudin Usman, NFA provincial manager, said Tuesday they are currently releasing an average of 200 bags of rice daily to the local markets to help stabilize the area’s rice supplies and the prices of commercial rice that already reached as high as P40 a kilo. He said that based on their monitoring, the prices of commercial rice in the

province mainly increased due to the lean palay harvest in the area. “The demand for NFA rice is presently increasing due to the high commercial rice prices,” he said in a radio interview. Usman said their massive rice distribution or market injection program is presently focused on the province’s top rice markets, specifically in Koronadal City and in the municipalities of Polomolok, Surallah and Lake Sebu. He said the agency has allowed its accredited rice retailers to withdraw 10 to 20 bags of NFA rice daily to ensure the availability of lower priced rice supplies in the markets. The NFA rice is presently

sold in the local markets at P25 to P28 a kilo, depending on their variety and source or origin. The agency’s rice products consist of imported and local rice, which are classified as well-milled, strong regular-milled, regular-milled, Iron-fortified and remilled Iron-fortified. Eddie Non, agribusiness chief of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said their latest monitoring showed that the prices of commercial rice in the province’s 10 towns and lone city have increased by as much as P3 per kilo since last week. From around P37 per kilo a week ago, he said that commercial premium rice is now sold at P40 per kilo.

“The situation is quite alarming since our rice prices already breached the P40 level and the recorded price increases in just one week reached P3 to P4 per kilo,” he said. Non said they already elevated the matter to the provincial governmentled Local Price Monitoring Council for appropriate action. Based on the NFA’s price monitoring, the average price of commercial regularmilled rice in the province is presently at P32 to P34 a kilo, while those of the well-milled rice range from P35 to P36 a kilo. Premium rice products are sold at P37 to P40 a kilo, depending on their variety and classification.

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POEA warns prospective OFWs against email scam By Susan G. De Leon of PIA-NCR

THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) warns prospective overseas Filipinos workers against an email scam inviting them to a working visa inter view coaching on July 20 and 21. On its Facebook account, the POEA said the email, which claims to be from “Extendicare Hopsitals & Hospices,” is a scam

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and should be ignored. One of the initial catches of the email involved a visa interview “coaching fee” of P3,800.The recipients

were instructed to pay the amount via wire transfer. Recipients of the email are told they were “chosen for the position of a Staff

Nurse (Philippine Board licensed) and/or HealthCare Assistant (unlicensed Nurse & medical allied course graduate) for Extendicare Hospitals & Hospices in Canada.” The email also suggested “meaningful work experiences” and good benefits. It also said that Extendicare “is one of Canada’s largest providers of long-term care” and had “been in business since 1968 operating nursing and retirement

centers across Canada and the United States.” It said the recipients must attend a working visa interview coaching with “Canadian traders” on July 20 and 21 and hinting that they could be deployed in November 2013. The email sender “Deborah Bakti,” used a Microsoft Live email address and claimed recipients can attend the coaching at Extendicare Building at 2314 Chino Roces St., Barangay

Pio Del Pilar, Makati City. The other contents of the email detailed the “requirements” for the supposed training. To prevent being victimized by scams, the POEA advised the public to check the veracity of the email or advertisement they received. They may inquire at the the POEA through their hotlines at 7221144 and 7221155 ot thru email at info@poea.gov.ph

Aquino govt ‘studying options’ on proposed US base-sharing By Simone Orendain of VOANews.com

AS the Philippines looks to boost its military at a time of increasing tensions with China over territorial disputes, authorities are laying the groundwork for a military base-sharing arrangement with the United States. Philippine Ambassador to the US Jose Cuisia said officials are combing through already existing security agreements between Manila and Washington to have a Protesters display placards and banners as they march towards the gates of the U.S. better idea of how Embassy during a protest in Manila, July 4, 2013.

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MINDANAO Daily-Davao correspondent Tom Arguelles Caballero (left) and broadcaster Celso Balmera (right) strike a pose with former Secretary of the Southern Philippine Press Club, Inc. (SPPCI) Ma. Ana “Bing” Sumatra Altamira (middle), who is now the press information officer of Governor Claude Bautista of Davao del Sur (not Davaop del Norte as published on July 16). Caballero and Balmera earlier paid courtesy call to the governor at the capitol in Digos City.

GenSan councilors condemn killing of student in police operation GENERAL SANTOS CITY – The city council has condemned the killing in a police operation here last week of a criminology student who was mistaken by operatives as a motorcycle theft suspect. In a resolution passed during its regular session on Tuesday, the councilors expressed their “condemnation and disgust” over the fatal shooting of 18-year-old student Randy Quirante by members of a police mobile team last July 10. “The act itself is dastardly, cowardly and shocking to human conscience,” said Councilor Ramon Milleza, who pushed for the passage of the measure. Aside from condemning the killing, Milleza said they separately passed two other resolutions seeking a speedy and objective investigation into the incident and expressing sympathy to the victim’s family. Quirante, who is a Bachelor of Science in Criminology student of the Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Colleges (RMMC) here, was gunned down by members of the city’s police station number 03 in an operation along the national highway in Barangay Baluan. Four policemen, who were identified as Police Officer (PO) 2 Arnold Sua, PO2 Ariel Beldera, PO1 Rudyard Dequito and PO1 John Rey Daligdig, have since been relieved and will likely face criminal and administrative charges over the incident. The four are currently under the restrictive custody of

the Police Regional Office 12’s regional personnel holding and accounting unit. Milleza said the council mainly wants the city and regional police offices to ensure that there will be no “whitewash” in the investigation of the case and that it should be done in speedy and fair manner. “Appropriate measures must be done to make sure this will not happen again,” he said in a radio interview. He assured that the local government, especially the city council, is very much concerned with the incident and is serious in finding appropriate solutions for it. The official clarified that the three resolutions have not alluded to or pinned blame on any individual but is focused on the act itself. “We want to leave that (investigation and filing of charges) to the proper authorities. What we’re after is the act itself that we really cannot tolerate,” he said. City Councilor Franklin Gacal Jr., who has been assisting the Quirante family regarding the case, said he has been coordinating with regional police officials for the immediate release of investigation reports and other documents in connection with the incident. “We already have copies of the ballistic and paraffin tests and we’re still waiting for the release of the drug test and the cross-matching results,” he said. Gacal, who heads the council’s committee on public order and safety, said he is personally

following up on the case on behalf of the victim’s family and the city government. “Mayor Ronnel Rivera and the city council are very serious on matters regarding the police and peace and order,” he assured. Quirante and a classmate were on their way home to Barangay Spring in nearby

Alabel town in Sarangani Province when the incident happened. The victim’s companion said they were motoring along the national highway in Barangay Baluan aboard separate motorcycles when they were stopped by a police mobile patrol team of the police station number 03.

The patrol team has set up a checkpoint in the area in response to a flash alarm regarding a stolen motorcycle in Barangay Lagao. But he said Quirante, who was only carrying a student driver permit, did not stop and instead sped away, prompting the policemen to pursue him. The victim was later shot

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by the pursuing policemen and died before reaching a private hospital here. Supt. Rolly Octavio, deputy city police director for operations, earlier admitted that the involved policemen committed some lapses during the operation that resulted to the killing of Quirante. (Allen V. Estabillo /MindaNews)


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Ms. Cagayan de Oro City’s first public press presentation By Remee Monique O. Espiritu

Cagayan de Oro City is starting to get into its celebratory mood as the city fiesta draws nearer and nearer each day. As per tradition to the said celebration, the competition for the most elegant and talented woman of CDO is also starting to get the attention of city residents. The Ms. Cagayan de Oro or Ms. CDO competition just recently had their public press presentation on Saturday July 13, 2013 where the 12 candidates were publicly introduced to the press and residents of the city. The candidates were at ages 18-23, most of them being students whereas 2 are already working. So far in the history of Ms. CDO competitions, this is one of the first to be organized by a nongovernment civic organization, which is the JCI’s Bai Lawanen chapter in CDO.

The 12 candidates of Ms. Cagayan de Oro before they were station at their own tables for people to approach and chat with.

But that doesn’t exclude the help of the city government in organizing such event. According to Ms. Gean Tulang-Ceasar, Bai Lawanen member and Project Chairwoman of Ms. CDO, the

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rooms. This year they were presented in Lim Ket Kai’s rotunda, and later the candidates and members of the press were escorted to a secluded area of the mall where they set up a small

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

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

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

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

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APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ Jitney SERVICE on the line ;R1;LOOP SERVICE and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 17th day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service along the route;Cogon Market to Bugo/Puerto(all in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For extension of validity of its certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line; RBC; Macabalan –Pier –Agora –LKKS –Cogon Market via Velez (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 16th day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line;Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte to Cagayan de Oro City and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15TH day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Iligan City –Kolambogan, Lanao del Norte and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of July, 2013.

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APPLICANT request authority to Extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI SERVICE on the line;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place toany point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15TH day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line; within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line; Malaybalay City to Kibawe –Valencia City via Kalilanga and vice versa. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of July, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line; Within Malaybalay City and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of July, 2013.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer

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

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

MANGAYO C. AMPASO Applicant/s

TIO TUAN TRUCKING SERVICE INC. CASE NO;2013-10-1214 Applicant/s

APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Iligan City –Kolambogan ,Lanao del Norte and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of July, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 18, 2013

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the line;Within Ozamis City and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on July 24, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this15th day of July, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 18, 2013

CASE NO; 2013-10-1213

MDN: July 18, 2013

MDN: July 18, 2013

NOTICE OF HEARING

CASE NO; 2013-10-1212

MDN: July 18, 2013

MDN: July 18, 2013

CASE NO; 2013-10-1215

CASE NO; 2013-10-1221 2008-10-1254

cocktail party-like area. The candidates had a small table each where anyone could approach and chat with any of the candidates one by one and choose who will be their Darling of the Press. “We wanted a more personal interaction with the candidates.” says Ms. Ceasar, talking about how she wanted the press to have a somewhat intimate interaction with the candidates. In the past the press presentations, Ms. Ceasar says that it was mostly just a Q&A forum and it was more controlled and limited. This new way of presenting the candidates was also meant to protect the candidates from questions asked through the microphone that may deem too personal. The organization’s goal for the Ms. CDO winner is tourism related, as they would want to send someone for national presentation and take her on an Asian trip, where she will be promoting global awareness. “Equally promising.” was the terms she used to describe the girls this year. Then again it may be too early to tell who will be crowned t h i s ye ar’s M s . C D O.

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 18, 2013

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: July 18, 2013

MDN: July 18, 2013

CASE NO; 2013-10-846

MDN: July 18, 2013


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Controversy-laden shootings TWO separate shooting incidents resulting in the death of criminals, suspected and convicted, broke out days apart and happened poles away from each other in Davao City and in San Pablo City, Laguna, respectively. The common denominator in the two shooting incidents is that the killings were perpetrated by policemen. The difference between the two incidents, however, is that the one in Davao City happened while a criminal act, kidnapping for ransom, that started in Quezon City was in progress until the kidnap men’s brutal shooting in Davao City Thursday last week. The other incident, last Monday evening, involved two high profile convicted escapees from the National Bilibid Prisons in Muntinglupa while under the custody of their police escorts who instead of bringing them to the national penitentiary detoured and brought them

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II accused of taking the law into his own hands. B ut D ut e r t e h a s a ready explanation every time criminals end up being shipped out of his city horizontally such as what happened to the three suspected members of a kidnap for ransom group who ended up gunned down by police while their victim and one of their cohorts were inside a bank to withdraw the P15 million ransom. Human rights advocates say it was a rubout. I personally doubt if it was. The three were not in the custody of the police. The three were inside their heavily

to Dasmarinas, Cavite for inquest proceedings. It was just days before that the feisty Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned criminals in and outside his turf to think twice and hard if they have plans of messing up with him. He then told them that if they dare, they will either leave his city vertically or horizontally. Strong words like this make Duterte’s constituency silently praise him and thus back him up in his hard line stance against crimes and criminals. Outside of his turf, however, his ways are not welcomed. He is

tinted vehicle waiting for the victim and their cohort come out from the bank with the ransom money. Technically a criminal act was in progress when the police entered the scene. The police at the crime scene decided that prudence dictates that the suspected criminals are maimed permanently to prevent them from retaliating. They might be afraid that there’ll be more casualties that may even involve one of them if they are not maimed. This is a judgment call by policemen in the eye of a very dangerous police operation against heavily armed enemies. It could be likened to a judgment call made by a basketball player to shoot the ball during an intensely contested game. For the policemen involved in that operation subjected to an investigation is of no moment to me. That’s the call of higher authorities. But the See SHOOTINGS, page 6

Taguanao: place of my birth

NO one local place has earned for me both gnawing derision and then close personal attachment in my life. A place which as I kid, I couldn’t write out because I couldn’t spell it. Was it Taghuanaw? Or Tagwanao? Or what? We of course, now know its most accepted spelling as Taguanao. With my very close but at times rascally cousins, I would be teased to no end with the “humbleness” of my birth. You see I was born in that place during the last great war. A place not only very rural and remote, but even quite unknown to even the locals. The teasing would be constant and knew no bounds. It evoked guffaws and laughter from listeners, thus was always quite an effective

The Ignatian Perspective Amado V. Neri default joke during family gatherings. Thus, the mere mention of the place came to be dreaded by me, and discussions on places of birth were avoided. But the puerile tauntings continued and lingered on. Because you see, once upon a time, my father’s family, members of some illustrious families locally, owned a vast tract of land in that general area, bounded on the west by the defining Cagayan River. It must

have been vast, since when the patriarch died and the seemingly borderless land was subdivided among the heirs, each still held quite a large tract. Graciano A. Neri, youngest brother of my father, during our youth still had over 100 hectares of landholdings in that area. It was huge and though not really mattering much in economic terms, it was an enviable place to go horseback riding and camping. Anyway, however sketchy

this is how I am able to piece together the circumstances leading to my humble birth. When the war broke out and scary news about the atrocities of the enemy started filtering locally, harangued families started their mass “evacuation” to forestall the eventual coming of the feared enemy. Families gathered together and sought refuge and cover in places which were familiar to them and for the rich ones, places they owned and controlled. I am surmising that in the early war years, the family of my father force-marched to this vast landholding, intending to sit out the duration of the war in that secure setting. When my time to be born came, I was told once that See place, page 6

Please abolish pork barrel

BILLIONS of pesos are allotted to congressmen and senators representing their pork barrel. These funds are discretionary on their part which means they can spend them for projects in their respective territories. Billions, I repeat. It was alleged that some amounts are released purportedly to finance projects that are inexistent or no project whatsoever. And these funds are rarely audited by the commission on audit giving opportunities to some lawmakers to abuse or convert sizeable amounts for their personal aggrandizements. It is really amazing. Many taxpayers just do not know this scheme. They always think their politicians as just happy people, honest, hardworking, capable and able to establish projects in their areas. Many

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Ben Emata Jr. of us are innocent about it except for a few who really understand the movement of government functions. And then many of us are simply surprised why the country is always poor when we have so many resources to finance the operation of a country. We always hear of corruption every time and everywhere yet we have not heard people being electrocuted for various offenses. This is certainly ridiculous. Lately, it was divulged in the media the wrong-

doings of some legislators who released funds to nongovernment organizations for any purposes. Certainly, it looks right every inch of it, but the trouble is that these scenarios can be done for purposes of releasing the funds. In truth and in fact, the money just goes around and goes back into the pockets of some naughty legislators. Here the people’s money is in peril and the republic of the Philippines dwindles while the poor Filipinos have to tighten their belts because

of extreme hunger. It is highly damnable. We can see clearly that the matter of pork barrel is the culprit that gives sins to some of our politicians. And they play real money, the money belonging to the taxpayers. That is your money, my money – our money. But why give pork barrels to our lawmakers? For projects in their home region? Or political propaganda or whatever? Why don’t we just give these funds to certain agencies to establish projects and other things necessary? These have been happening for decades and we just cannot imagine how far the country had been abused. Are we so dumb or afraid of asserting our rights? Giving these funds to lawmakers only give doubts See barrel, page 6


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Soccsksargen Region

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Cartel behind high rice prices in Region 12?

a kilo, chiquita and banaybanay at P42, seven tonner at P41 and C-4 at P40. In South Cotabato and other neighboring areas, premium rice prices are now sold at P38 to P40 a kilo based on a monitoring conducted by DA-12’s price monitoring section. Bai Dido Samama, agribusiness and marketing

assistance division chief, said they are currently investigating the increases in commercial rice prices in the region as it appeared to have been caused by an “artificial rice shortage.” She acknowledged that the months of June to August are traditional lean months in terms of palay harvests and price increases

are expected but noted that the latest adjustments were “quite high.” “Some rice traders might have been hoarding rice supplies to create an artificial shortage,” she said. Aside from this, she said the prices and availability of commercial rice prices in the area might have been also affected by commod-

ity flow or the movement of locally-produced rice supplies to other regions. Samama said they initially referred the matter to the National Food Authority (NFA) and the latter affirmed that the region’s current rice inventory remained at sufficient level. Region 12, which produces an average of 3.67

metric tons (MT) of palay per hectare, posted a total yield of 402,514 MT in the first quarter of the year, according to the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics. Some 341,890 MT were produced by the region’s irrigated palay areas and 60,624 MT by the rainfed areas. In 2012, BAS noted that Region 12’s total palay output reached 1.27 million MT or a rice sufficiency rating of 128 percent. The region ranks fifth among the country’s 17 regions in terms of palay yield and accounts for about 7 percent of the national harvest of 18.03 million MT. Region 12 has remained as Mindanao’s rice granary, producing about one-third of the island’s total palay production that reached 3.98 million MT last year. NFA Region 12 has already intensified its rice distribution or market injection activities in various markets in the region to help offset the impact of the increasing commercial rice prices. The NFA rice is presently sold in the local markets at P25 to P28 a kilo, depending on their variety and source or origin. The agency’s rice products are composed of imported and local rice, which are classified as well-milled, strong regular-milled, regular-milled, Iron-fortified and remilled Iron-fortified.

are altogether different. They were gunned down by their police escorts. They were in handcuffs and under the escort of policemen who were duty bound to turn them over to national penitentiary authorities from where they escaped late last year but instead brought them to Dasmarinas, Cavite supposedly for inquest proceedings. As pointed out by Jus-

tice Secretar y Leila de Lima, the trip was unnecessary because the inquest proceedings could have been done right inside the national penitentiary. Besides, De Lima pointed out why the shooting happened in San Pablo, Laguna which is way off from Dasmarinas, Cavite? Based on initial reports, the shooting death of the Ozamis criminal syndicate head and his henchman

could easily pass as pure and simple police rubout while the one in Davao City could still pass as a result of a legitimate operation against a criminal act that was in progress. The seeming rubout in San Pablo, Laguna, not Dasmarinas, Cavite, is reprehensible because of the common belief that crimes, high profile or not, mainly thrive because of the protection provided

by authorities, civilian or uniformed. Were the victims of the apparent rubout in San Pablo silenced forever because dead men tell no tales? If the kidnap victim in the Davao incident was a resident of that city as well as the group that kidnapped her, the incident could easily pass off as meant to silence them so they can tell no tales also. In fact, the cohort

who escorted the victim while withdrawing the money inside the bank was not killed. But public opinion is still expected to vary as people make their position with regard the two shooting incidents. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. This can also be read at www.raconteurme.blogspot.com)

BTW, the place was selected because there was a very nice secluded place with a constantly running underground spring providing fresh potable water. And much later during our camping trips there I had noticed a little structure built close to the spring which had been adorned with a catchment area reenforced with rocks on the sides. This is now the site of the Lawndale spring which had all been cemented over as part of the Kagayhaan Resort of the city. This dread of the place would be carried by me into adulthood. Then we started visiting the place which during those times had no real access road leading to it. So we went by horseback from Macasandig and followed paths that went thru uneven terrain. As we neared

the place, excitement grew because once we reached its clearing, a horse race was in the offing, allowing us to break the horses into a full gallop to reach the spring. Those were exhilarating trips with close relatives which at times lasted a few days. Even our aunt tugged along with us at times, but riding on a carabao instead. We had been assured by our handlers that the carabao was more sure-footed than the horse and thus could prevent fatal falls into a deep ravine we had to pass through. The memorable experiences started the change in my outlook of the place. I began to have good feelings about the place, the place where I was born. Then as our current modern times shaped up, it was inevitable that an exponentially growing city

would start expanding every which way. Access roads were built slicing through the huge area. A bridge would be built spanning the river to the east. In the process, precious archaeological finds would be reported on the bridge site, close to an old cave that dates back to pre-historic times. And of course, human population started creeping into all corners of the largely untapped area. Subdivisions, whether just simple cutting up of bigger areas into smaller lots or more involved ones, now dot the area. Thus, complicated legal battles ensued, and would carry over to this day. To a point that my cousins, the heirs of Graciano A. Neri, would sadly note that every piece of plot they possess in that area is now under legal question or litigation. Today, Taguanao is as

commonplace as any of the densely-populated districts of the city. Not anymore some unknown locus from some faraway location. But do we even know what kind of a political subdivision it is or how big it is? It is not a barangay as I found out. But since it is closest to the Barangay of Indahag I am betting it is part of it. If so, then is it a sitio of Indahag? To this day, I never cared to find out. Though there had been times when I would leisurely drive through and around it trying to recall familiar places or landmarks. Even rode my new motorbike through it for a more physical experience, feeling the wind on my’s face and the power between my legs. I even consider it now as an alternate route getting to our place in Kauswagan

from the poblacion, when at times horrendous traffic jams would clog the regular bridge routes. A case of a place too far, becoming one closer to the heart.

By Allen V. Estabillo of MindaNews

GENERAL Santos City–– Agriculture officials in Region 12 are eyeing possible price manipulation by alleged rice cartels as behind the drastic increases in commercial rice prices in parts of the region in the last two weeks that already breached the P40 level a kilo. Amalia Jayag-Datukan, Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 12 executive director, said Wednesday the region’s palay harvests have remained sufficient in the past several months and there is no reason for local rice traders to hike up the prices of commercial rice at the current “excessive levels.” She was referring to the P3 to P5 increases in the prices of various commercial rice products, especially of the premium varieties, in local markets within Southwestern Mindanao. “It appears that some cartels are manipulating our rice prices and we’re now investigating this. It started in some key markets and eventually affected us here in Region 12,” she said in an interview over TV Patrol Socsksargen. In this city, the prices of premium commercial rice products went up to as high as P43 a kilo this week from P37 a week ago. Local retailers are selling the Indian rice variety at P43

Shootings... from page 6

policemen concerned can always invoke regularity in the performance of their duty while risking their life to avert a criminal act perpetrated by ruthless and heartless criminals from succeeding as their defense. The case of the head and his henchman of the Ozamis criminal syndicate

Place... from page 6

my father had to travel back to the city on horseback in the inky darkness of predawn, to seek out the family doctor. Given that I was fifth in the family, that doctor must have had quite an experience with our family. And four more would come later. Who was the doctor? I wasn’t told, but from my mother’s mouth much later, the name of Dr. Emilio Dayrit was mentioned as the family doctor and assisted the births of those who came later after me. Whether the doctor’s trek to our evacuation place was timely enough to assist in my birth, I was never told. Thus, inauspiciously I was delivered into the world, amidst the heavy drums of war, in a place quite unknown even to the locals.

FOOD SECURITY.

A housewife tries to get the best rice from her meager food budget in Cogon market in Cagayan de Oro City on the eve of Labor Day on Tuesday 30 April 2013. Food security is among the major issues that beset workers in the country. MindaNews file photo by Froilan Gallardo

Barrel... from page 6

as to how they disburse them, or for these people to convert these funds for their personal purpose especially preparing for the next political activities like election campaign or whatever. I urge the executive body to dismantle corruption in congress by cutting off pork barrel and instead release these funds to agencies handling in the establishment of regional projects. Give the legislators whatever are due them like their salaries and wages, allowances and others to make them live and work with honesty and diligence. ben-emata.com


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Business/Economy

thursday | july 18, 2013

Editor: Nelson Constantino Email: nelconstant@gmail.com

Rufus: Cha-Cha needed for Asean integration By BONG D. FABE, BusinessDaily Associate Editor

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ITH less than two years to the economic integration of the 10 member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines must do all it can to prepare or “be left behind” in a single-market regional economy starting in 2015.

And one way of preparing the Philippines is to amend the economic prov isions of t he 1987 Constitution, especially its so-called “protectionist clause”—Article XII—that limits foreign ownership of property, etc. to just 40 percent, said Cagayan de Oro’s 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. “We have to amend the Constitution if we are to compete in the ASEAN E conom ic C om mu n it y (AEC) in 2015,” he told the Business Daily by mobile phone. Once a mended, it

will “open all sectors of the economy to foreign investors,” he said. Rodriguez explained that by that time, foreign direct investments (FDIs) w i l l p o u r, e s p e c i a l l y s i nc e t h e Ph i l ip pi ne s have so much investment opportunities in ma nu facturing, rea l estate, agriculture, infrastructure, retail, and tourism, among others. “If we are not prepared and if our Constitution still limits foreign ownership and investments, then we will surely be overtaken by our neighbors which

Republic of the Philippines) 5.S. City of Cagayan De Oro...) AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF SOLE HEIR I, JACOB HENDRIK SCHUILING, of legal age, Dutch citizen, widower and a resident Block 1, Lot 6, La Mirande, Grand Europa, Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law hereby depose and says, to wit: 1. That I was married to ELSA CABUNOC - SCHUILING on August 1, 1996 at Cagayan de Oro City. Copy of our Certificate of Marriage is hereto attached marked as Annex “A” forming an integral part hereof 2. That at the time of our marriage we acquired certain real property (House and Lot) which is more particularly described as follows: TCT NO. T-204941 LOT: 6, Block 1, Psd-10-056955 Portion of Lot: Block 61, psd-10-037343 As surveyed for: First Lapu-Lapu Properties and Holdings Corporation Land Use: Residential Location: Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City Boundaries: NW„ line 6-7 by ROAD Lot 9, NE., line 7-8 by Block 14, SE„ line 8-1 by Lot 5, Block 1, SW., line 1-2 by Road Lot 8, Lines 2-3-4-5-6 by Road Lot 9, all of subdivision plan 10-056955. Beginning from a point marked on plan, being N. 63 deg. 34’W„ 931.48 m. from MBM No. 5, CAD. 237, Cagayan Cadastre. THENCE 1-2 N. 28 deg. 27’ W., 8.72 m. 2-3 N. 28 deg. 37’ E., 3.13 m. 3-4 N. 12 deg. 53’ E., 3.63 m. 4-5 N. 17 deg. 37’ E., 3.34 m. 5-6 N. 18 deg. 40’ E., 3.78 m. 6-7 N. 69 deg. 23’ E., 8.80 m. 7-8 S. 25 deg. 42’ E„ 16.88 m. 8-1 S. 61 deg. 34’ W„ 17.76 m. Area: TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN (277) SQUARE METERS more or less. Copy of the Transfer Certificate of title bearing numbers: T-204941 is hereto attached marked as Annex “B” forming an integral part hereof 3. That during our said marriage be begot no children. 4. That my wife Elsa C. Schuiling died intestate and without issue on August 7, 2012 at Capitol University Medical City, San Pedro Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City. Copy of the Certificate of Death is hereto attached marked as Annex “C” forming an integral part hereof. 5. That I am only the sole surviving compulsory heir of the late Elsa C. Schuiling. 6. That to the best of my personal knowledge, the decedents left no known debts whatsoever. 7. That pursuant to Section 1, Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court, I hereby adjudicate unto myself the above-described parcels of land by means of this affidavit and hereby files the same with the Registry of Deeds of Cagayan de Oro City with request that said adjudication be made effective without judicial proceedings as prescribed by the aforementioned Rules of Court. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 06 day of July 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

JACOB HENDRIK SCHUILING Affiant Immigrant ID No. ICR0000121275 Issued on: 09-03-2010 Valid until: Permanent SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 06 day of July 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City. I certify that I personally examined the affiant and I am satisfied that he voluntarily executed his affidavit and has read and understand the contents thereof. Doc. No. 846 Page No. 106 Book No. V Series of 2013.

are emerging investment havens li ke Ca mbodia, Vietnam or even Myanmar,” he warned. By 2015, ASEAN will have a single market and production base, opening t he f reer f low of abor, investments and capital as as free trade between t he 10 me mb e r- s t at e s w i l l s t a r t . A nd m a ny analysts are saying that the Philippines is not yet ready for this economic integration because not all member-countries are on the same economic level. “The ASEAN Economic Community shall be the goal of regional economic integration by 2015. AEC envisages the following key characteristics: (a) a single market and p r o d u c t i o n b a s e , ( b) a hig h ly compet it ive e c o n o m i c r e g i o n , (c) a re g ion of e q u it a ble economic development, a nd (d) a reg ion f u l ly integrated into the global e c o n o m y. T h e A E C a reas of cooperat ion include human resources development and capacity building; recognition of professional qualifications;

closer consu ltat ion on macroeconomic and financial policies; trade f inancing measures; enhanced infrastructure a nd com mu n ic at ions connectivity; development of electronic transactions t h roug h e-ASE A N; i nte g r at i ng i ndu s t r ie s across t he region to promote regional sourcing; a nd en ha nci ng private sector involvement for the building of the AEC. In shor t, t he AEC w ill transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, ser vices, investment, skilled labour, and freer f low of capital,” the ASEAN website said. Rodrig uez a nd his you nger brot her, Rep. Ma x i mo Rod r ig uez Jr. of the Abante Mindanao (A BA M I N ) p a r t y l i s t filed late last week a bill proposing a constitutional convention (Con-Con) to revise both the political and economic provisions of the Constitution. But more t h a n t he p ol it ic a l prov i s ion s — which the elder Rodriguez said also needs amending b e c au s e t he c ou nt r y ’s

e c o n o m y, e s p e c i a l l y M i nd a nao’s , is t ied to t he cu r rent pol it ic a l system—a mend i ng t he economic prov isions is “more urgent” because “we are constraint of time before AEC 2015.” “We h ave to f i n i sh da nci ng t he Econom ic C h a- c h a ne x t ye a r s o we c a n h ave t i me for t he A SE A N E conom ic C o m m u n i t y i n 2 015 , during which time t he entire ASEAN region will be one big common market and investment area,” he said. Rodriguez, president of the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), urged his colleagues in the Lower House, the senators and the whole Filipino nation, not to be afraid of dancing the Cha-Cha since “foreign investments are the only ingredient lacking in our economic growth.” The Philippines’ FDIs i n 2012 were a measly US$2.8 billion, a “ver y c l e a r a nd c omp e l l i n g reason to a mend t he Constitution, especially its economic restrictions,” he said.

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100 years until domestic opposition forced the last of them to close in 1992. The plan would see more U.S. troops coming and going and American military hardware ready for use at such bases. Some of the equipment is expected to come from US military hardware being withdrawn from Afghanistan as well as some equipment from Iraq. Cuisia said the proposal would support the country’s efforts to form a “minimal credible defense” posture and help to strengthen maritime security and maritime domain awareness. The Philippines is locked in a diplomatic dispute with China over sovereign claims in the resource-rich South China Sea. Most recently, competing claims over Scarborough Shoal and Second Thomas Shoal

have raised new tensions. China, Taiwan and Vietnam claim practically the entire sea, while the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei have partial claims. But Cuisia emphasizes that having US forces around is not meant to address threats from any specific country. Carl Baker, program director of the Pacific Forum of the Washingtonbased Center for Strategic and International Studies, said a base-sharing plan would likely be similar to the Joint Special Operations Task Force program in Mindanao. “I think that’s sort of the model that they’re following. So they can put people on these bases on a more permanent basis without calling it ‘permanent basing,’” he said.

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a base sharing partnership would work. In particular, Cuisia said they are studying the Visiting Forces Agreement, which, since 2002, has allowed a contingent of about 500 American troops to rotate in and out of the restive area in Mindanao where the al-Qaida-linked Abu Sayyaf Group operates. “Let me stress, whatever we agree to must benefit the Philippines because if it will not benefit us, then we will not agree to it. It has to be mutually beneficial,” he said. Cuisia said any shared use of bases would have to be within the framework of the Philippine Constitution. The US had bases in the Philippines for almost

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that FLORDELIZA ROM SORDILLA has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “LOLITA” to “FLORDELIZA” in the birth certificate of LOLITA COLORENES ROM who was born on AUGUST 24, 1969 at DAVAO CITY, DAVAO and whose parents are AURELIO ROM and FLORA COLORENES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2013 . (SGD.) JULIET BALURAN GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar

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Briefly Oro losses

CAGAYAN de Oro City Hall might have incurred potential losses amounting to more than P 120.6 million due to alleged financial mismanagement and lost bank accounts incurred by the previous administration, the Commissions on Audit here on Tuesday said. “The accuracy and correctness of general ledger Cash-in-Bank, Local Currency, Current & Savings Accounts and Time Deposits amounting P1,19 6 .19 8 m i l l i o n a s o f December 31, 2012 could not be easily ascertained in the absence of Bank Reconciliation Statements Reports (BRS),” the COA’s state auditors noted. COA ‘s verification disclosed that the period of the latest BRS submitted for verification were August, 2012 for General Fund and Special Education Fund and April for the Trust Fund.

DENR’s drone

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources XI is awaiting an unmanned drone project which will be piloted in the region. Guesting at the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao Monday, July 15, Marcus Fragada, DENR-XI Regional Executive Director said he specifically requested that the SkyHigh drone project of the DENR be tested in the region. The drones could fly over remote forests and take pictures or images if they had detected illegal logging activities. Fragada said that the drones could confirm the earlier aerial reconnaissance undertaken by the Department in partnership with the Philippine Air Force.

Baker said by hosting American forces the Philippines wants to demonstrate to the world that the United States is prepared to live up to its commitment in the two countries’ Mutual Defense Treaty. Still, the US maintains a neutral position regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea and elsewhere. Baker added that US officials want ready access to bases for air and sea forces in Southeast Asia. Cuisia said the proposal is still in “informal talks” and various departments involved are waiting for President Benigno Aquino’s signal to enter into formal talks. Aquino has indicated he is open to the plan and Cuisia confirmed the Philippines wants something in place before 2016 when the president’s term ends.

Best Red Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon EMERSON P. JACALAN

Grapes are the main or the famous source of red wine. Among all the variety of grape the best source of red wine is the cabernet sauvignon. Cabernet sauvignon was the variety of grape that was hugely planted in areas where the climate is perfect of its growth. Since the year when the cabernet sauvignon, many countries had started planting it because of its great demand but then in Portugal wherein there are native wine plantation, the country ignored the cabernet because they don’t want to be a part of the circus the cabernet had made. This variety of grape has been considered the best source of red wine because of its think skin. All grapes are great wine but the cabernet sauvignon was really the best tasting wine. It is one of the most expensive wines because only limited countries are producing it. Although there are many vineyards, only in selected regions the grape grows. The climate of the certain country or region greatly affects the growth of the grape. In places where there is too much sun, the grape had a hard time ripening. Today, there is global warming; the result of this, this type of grape would have a hard time ripening and producing wine. MDN: JULY 18, 2013


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Hunger... from page 1

From his detention cell, Patriarca wrote this: In December 2010, Malacaňang announced it will review the cases of more than 200 political prisoners – most of whom were unjustly arrested for opposing the 9-year Arroyo regime-with the end-view of affecting their release. In February 2011, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel signed the Oslo Joint Statement with its National Democratic Front (NDF) counterparts, committing, among others, to release ‘most, if not all’ detained NDF peace consultants in order to resume in earnest the GPHNDF formal peace negotiations. These twin developments served to strengthen major peace documents between the government and the revolutionary movement, most especially the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) of 1998, and the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) of 1995. More importantly, these developments were a yardstick on the Aquino government’s willingness to actually fulfill GPH obligations made on the negotiating table with the NDF, and consequently, on its readiness to confront the three more difficult substantive agenda of the GPH-NDF formal

Coal... from page 1

can cause chest pain, coughing, and breathing difficulties. Smog can make conditions like bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma worse or even fatal. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign aims to replace dirty coal with clean energy by helping local communities advocate for the retirement of old and outdated coal

Allies... from page 1

D ayang hirang, in a privilege speech during Tuesday’s session, said that the accusation of CHR Chair Eta Rosales was uncalled for. He said, “(W)e should give the police the benefit of the doubt and the presumption of regularity in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities and due process” before passing a judgment, pointing out further that the police operatives were put in a damn-if-you-do-damn-if you don’t kind of situation. Rosales was reported to have reacted after viewing a video footage showing images that suggest one of the kidnappers was fin-

dents of the city who elected him to office. A report from Joey Sem G. Dalumpines of the Philippine News Agency

people, you build a case against us,” he said. Duterte said the police may respond if they receive a subpoena for them to appear in inquiries but they have to

invoke their constitutional rights to silence and legal remedies. He stressed the imputation of murder to the action of the police during the foiled kidnapfor-ransom pay-off changed everything, consequently pointing on the policemen as the criminals. “In any stage of whatever proceeding or hearing, a citizen of this country, whether a criminal or a policeman, or a rebel can always invoke the constitutional right to remain silent and the right to counsel,” Duterte said. He said anybody who would want to know the logical step on the incident to do has to deal with Atty. Panelo. Duterte said the police and the local government have nothing to hide relative to the incident. He said the recorded video on the shooting incident is only good as entertainment. “But legally, it is garbage. In court proceedings, the person who took the video has a lot of explaining to do where the gun burst came from,” Duterte said. Earlier, the mayor said the police operation was legitimate. He said the policy of the city government to shoot armed and dangerous criminals stands. Duterte told the public that the shoot to kill order and reward for criminals are legitimate tools of government to fight lawlessness. He stressed that he is answerable only to the resi-

and indigenous peoples to show how the poor are reeling from government’s policies. Sheena Duazo, spokesperson for Bayan said the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 7.8% said “the growth was boosted by election spending and infrastructure, which do not contribute in any way to long-term development.” Duazo cited statistics showing 12.5 million people consider themselves poor, as unemployment remains at a high 7% nationwide. Davao region’s unemployment is higher at 8%. Urban poor women leader Cora Espinoza of Samakana said such conditions were not alleviated by Aquino’s Conditional Cash Transfer program citing that “such doleouts cannot sustain the daily needs of the poor as prices of goods keep on increasing. People need jobs and accessible social

services.” The president has recently boosted the CCT budget from Php 5 billion to 34 billion. Social services are also threatened by Aquino’s public-privatization partnership (PPP) scheme, according to Bayan. The government’s plan to slash health and education budget is depriving the people of services. Duazo also criticized the planned charter change saying that the move is “pushed by Aquino’s (Liberal) party and the big businesses that backed his presidency.” She pointed out that Congress’ agenda of charter change is to lift the restrictions on foreign ownership of vital industries and services. “It’s been three years of the same policies that favor the rich and depriving the poor, thus Aquino deserves a failing grade,” said Duazo. Gabriela’s Mary Ann Sapar added, “Aquino’s daang matuwid (righteous path) is actually leading us to our deaths.” Activists would stage protests activities starting today until Monday’s Sona. (Tyrone A. Velez/davaotoday.com)

plants and by working to prevent new coal plants from being built. Its goals include: • Retiring one-third of the nation’s more than 500 coal plants by 2020 • Replacing the majority of retired coal plants with clean energy solutions such as wind, solar, and geothermal • Keeping coal in the ground in places like Appalachia and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin The Sierra Club’s Be-

yond Coal campaign started in 2002 as a small, dedicated group of volunteers and staff in response to a closed door meeting between the Bush administration and the coal industry. At t h at m e e t i n g , a plan had been outlined to quickly construct 150 n e w c o a l - f i re d p owe r plants across the country, a “coal rush” that would have locked the nation into using 19thcentury dirty fuels for the foreseeable future.

Working with allies, students on university campuses, and local groups in neighborhoods across the country, Sierra Club volunteers began fighting the coal industry’s efforts to build these plants. The campaign quickly grew as more people spoke up to bring cleaner sources of energy to their communities. Together, volunteers have achieved one victory after another and have fundamentally shifted the

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ished off by operatives. The same video shows a man in civilian clothes surreptitiously placing an object inside the suspects’ car. Dayanghirang claimed the video footage could be “susceptible to manipulation.” He also sponsored a resolution commending the Davao PNP for its action. C ou n c i l or E d g ard o Ibuyan sponsored a similar resolution commending the police for “efficiency and bravery in neutralizing the kidnap-for-ransom group.” “I am certain that the incident will have a chilling effect on criminals,” he said in a privilege speech, adding that the incident is “a significant milestone in the minds and hearts of citizens, not only in Davao,

but all over the country.” Meanwhile, the Davao City Police claimed it was the kidnappers who fired the first shots and that they acted only out of necessity to contain public harm. Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte is all by the side of the Davao Police declaring he would go to jail with them if need be. He stressed that the police action was legitimate and moral. He surmised that had the victim died, the CHR would still question the police for bungling the rescue operation and accuse them of being inefficient and incompetent. And had any of the police died, their deaths, he added, would just be “ironically, heartlessly dismissed as part of the job.”

“That is indeed very unfortunate. Kalooy sa pulis, bisag asa ibutang, way dag-anan,”Dayanghirang said. He said his position is in defense of the city’s police, which is touted to be the finest in the country, and in support of the mayor who declared that Davao City is a dangerous place for criminals. “Davao City PNP is one of the finest PNP in the country, and their efforts should not be soiled by mere conjecture,” he said. As for the Mayor, he said, the city, with its huge population of 1.4 million needs a strong leader like him. D ay a n g h i r a n g s a i d Davaoeños are lucky to have a leader like Duterte

who “has the guts” to keep the city’s peace and order in such a way that is “never intimidated by any lawless elements neither cowed by any intervention.” He cited for instance the issue of carnapping that was reported in the city last year whose alleged mastermind was “neutralized” by the tough stance of then Vice Mayor Duterte. “Do you think that carnapping would be stopped? Would Baktin (the alleged leader of the carnapping group) have not left Davao city were it not for the mayor and the law enforcers?” he addressed the Council. He said the city’s reputation of being “most liveable” is credited to the “courageous and un-

compromising stance of mayor Duterte and the PNP” against criminality. Dayanghirang, along with Ibuyan are Duterte’s partymates in Hugpong, a homegrown political party formed by the city mayor for more than a decade now. For the longest time, there is no election in D avao w here b ets for Council seats would not seek the endorsement of Duterte to boost their winning chances. The City’s legislative arm is dominated by Hugpong with only two seats won by non-members. The Vice-Mayor, the presiding officer of the City Council is the son of Duterte, Paolo.(Cheryll D. Fiel/davaotoday.com)

peace negotiations regarding socio-economic reforms, political and constitutional reforms, and cessation of hostilities and redisposition of forces. Halfway through his sixyear term, there is no doubt that President Aquino has failed miserably in advancing the cause of a just and lasting peace in the country. No review of the court cases of political prisoners was ever conducted. Instead, the illegal arrest, torture and detention of social activists and suspected revolutionaries were intensified, such that the number of political prisoners nationwide has almost doubled now to more than 400. Detained NDF consultants were not released, and their ranks increased, as the Aquino government pursues its counter-revolutionary Oplan Bayanihan with more vigor. Worse, in imposing the latest termination of the GPH-NDF peace negotiations, Malacaňang made it appear that the imperative of releasing detained NDF peace consultants is nothing but a ‘precondition’ capriciously imposed by the NDF, instead of the GPH obligation that it really is. Political prisoners and human rights advocates are therefore justified in launching various forms of protest, in coordination with other progressive groups, as President Aquino delivers his mid-term State of the Nation Address (SONA) this July 22.

RAMON M. PATRIARCA Political Prisoner AFP Central Command Headquarters Camp Lapu-lapu Cebu City July 11, 2013 Patriarca was allegedly tortured by state agents after he was ‘abducted’ by elements of the 78th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Consolacion in Cebu on February 5, 2009. The arrest, the human rights group Karapatan said, was warrantless–but he was later charged with rebellion. “Patriarca testified in court that he was kicked and punched, subjected to ‘water cure’ and other forms of physical and mental torture. A doctor who examined Patriarca said he had acute stress disorder secondary to physical and psychological trauma,” the human rights group said. The peace negotiations between the government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines faced a snag with both camps accusing each other of violations of previously signed agreements and insincerity. | NewsDesk

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Biado wins US Hard Times Open billiards MANILA -- Filipino pool star Carlo Biado swatted away colleague Alex Pagulayan’s challenge in the Hard Times 10 10 Ball Open Championship, 11-1, at Crooks and Castle in Bellflower, Los Angeles, California on Monday. The Filipinos fashioned out a 1-2-3 finish with Dennis Orcollo placing third in the tournament. “I believe that Carlo (Biado) stands a good chance of becoming a world champion,” said his manager, sportsman/ businessman Ceferino “Perry” Mariano, also the, head of Bugsy International Promotions.

Biado, a former caddie before becoming a billiard player took home $ 5,300 while runner-up Pagulayan pocketed $ 3,200 in the annual tourney’s fourth edition. Previous Filipino Hard Times billiards winners are Lee Van Corteza in 2010, Pagulayan in 2011 and Dennis Orcollo in 2012. The Filipino campaign in the US pool circuit are supported by Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines (BMPAP), Bugsy International Promotions and Puyat Sports. (PNA)

PHL Team has enough talent, skill for FIBA joust MANILA -- A roster packed with enough talent to get the job done. That is how practically all observers look at the Gilas Pilipinas team aiming to put the country back on the world basketball stage through the FIBA Asia Championship set August 1 to 11 at the MOA Arena and Ninoy Aquino Stadium. No less than welltraveled coach Rajko Toroman heads those who opined the Nationals have the depth, shooting touch, height and speed and quickness that should earn them one of the top three tickets the continental tourney is offering for the World Cup next year in Spain. “We have everything,” said the Serb who steered the Philippine team to a fourth place finish in the 2011 edition of the Asian tourney. “We have the size, the speed, shooters and, having been together for three months now, chemistry,” added Toroman. Indeed, Gilas coach

Chot Reyes’ team is one of the tallest national squads ever with a frontline led by 6-11 Marcus Douthit, 6-10 June Mar Fajardo and 6-10 Japeth Aguilar. Ranidel de Ocampo, Marc Pingris and Gabe Norwood stand at least 6-5 while the likes of Jimmy Alapag, LA Tenorio, Jayson Castro provide the flash and Larry Fonacier, Gary David and Jeff Chan are sure to lead in the sniping department. With such a stacked arsenal, Reyes’ focus of late has been on how to defend the likes of defending champion China, Iran and the other Middle Eastern teams, which boast of much taller and heftier players, and the speedier crews from Korea and Chinese-Taipei. That is where agility and quickness come in, as Reyes himself had previously laid bare when he started naming his pool last February. “We need to be very versatile, we can play uptempo, we can go down low if we need to. But

we have to have a lot of speed, quickness and athleticism and a lot of outside shooting,” said and I think the lineup bears that.” Tim Cone, whose Centennial Team won the bronze in the 1998 Asian Games, said the presence of Alapag, Castro and Tenorio in Gilas should put pressure on the opposing teams on both ends of the floor. “I will say I’m not surprised. I expected them to keep their three point guards because I know Chot Reyes likes to play small at times,” said Cone upon learning of Reyes’ final lineup bared last Thursday. “He can play them at same time, put a hard pressure on the other team and all are great shooters,” added Cone. “They also have the opportunity to go big. I think Japeth gave them a little bit more athleticism, length and quickness on the floor.” For coach Yeng Guiao, who can’t help but com-

pare the current RP Team to the one he mentored in the 2009 FIBA Asia, there are several factors going Reyes’ team’s way. “Expectedly, they should be able to address the size differential better and they also have a lot of outside shooters, so that is another concern that has been addressed,” said Guiao. The Middle eastern teams’ slow turnover of talent should also work in Gilas’ favor, added Guiao. “Yung mga regular superstars or key players nila mas matanda kesa sa atin dahil nga mas mabagal ang pag-ikot ng talent nila, di kasing-bilis ng China, Japan, Korea or the Philippines,” noted Guiao. “So I think it will just be a matter of some psychological or mental questions na lang on our part, but nandiyan din ang homecourt advantage kaya all signs are pointing towards the attainment of our objective,” noted Guiao. (PNA)

PHL Under-18 booters predicted to do well in foreign forays MANILA -- Their recent triumph in the prestigious 23rd Kanga Cup in Canberra, Australia bodes well for the campaign of the Teen Azkals, the National Under-19 squad, in two major international football competitions in the coming months. “The experience was good for us since we were able to play against taller and bigger players,” said assistant coach Noel Marcaida in Tuesday’s PSA forum at Shakey’s Malate four days after the Teen Azkals completed a six-game sweep of the Under-18 tournament. Competing under the banner of Carranz FC, the Filipino booters opened their campaign by beating Capital Senior FTC, 1-0, through Valentino Calvo’s marker; rallied past Gosford FC, 5-2, from a 0-2 deficit; blanked Taylors Lakes, 2-0; and topped Woden Valley, 2-0, in the eliminations. >[Managed by businessman Alvin Carranza, who was with the team throughout the weeklong event, the Teen Azkals whipped defending champion John Paul College, 6-0, in the semifinals, before nipping Capital Senior FTC, 1-0, in the finals with Calvo providing the winning marker once again. “This was a great experience for me since I had only week’s practice with the team before the event,” said Calvo, an 18-year-old find from Cebu, who joined Marcaida in the session sponsored by Shakey’s and the Philippine Amusement Gaming

Corp. p>Aside from Calvo, who will be suiting up for the College of St. Benilde side in the NCAA, the other Teen Azkals who saw action in Australia are Paeng de Guzman, Amani Aguinaldo, Ian Clarino, Mark Besana, Junnel Bautista, Va Rey Diaz, Arnel Amita, Skie Carranza, Daniel Gadia, Dielo Diamante, Yoshi Koisumi, Nick Bollier, Enzo Cheng and Kevin Hartmann. Marcaida said the Australian stint showed “that we still need a lot of work to do on our tactics and team chemistry” in their build-up for the Asean Football Federation Under-19 Championship from Sept. 21-28 in Surabaya, Indonesia. The Teen Azkals are bracketed in Group A together with Laos, Singapore, Cambodia, Timor-Leste and Australia, which will be competing in the event for the first time. They will also see action in the Asia Under-19 qualifiers also in Indonesia shortly after the AFF tourney where they are grouped with South Korea, Laos, Guam and the host country. Marcaida said the major problem the coaching staff led by veteran mentor Marlon Maro are now facing was for the release of their players from their respective schools “since most of them are from UAAP squads. ”So most of the time we have them in the evening for practice after they’re through with their respective clubs.” (PNA)

IBF champ wants unification bout with Sabillo DAVAO CITY, July 16 (PNA) -International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight champion Katsunari Takayama of Japan wants a unification bout with undisputed World Boxing Organization minimumweight title-holder Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo of the Philippines. Takayama was one of the spectators at ringside when Sabillo knockout Mexican challenger Jorle Estrada of Colombia in the 9th round of his first title-defense

in the main event of the Pinoy Pride XXI at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City. The 29-year old Sabillo (23-0, 12 KO’s) knocked out Estrada with a wicked liver shot in the 9th round. “I want to fight him next. IBF champion versus WBO champion,” Takayama told Philboxing. Takayama (25-6-1, 10 KO’s) won the IBF title by beating Mario Rodriguez via a unanimous decision last March in Mexico.

He previously lost to Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa in his first attempt to win the IBF belt. The 30 year old Takayama is also a former WBC and WBA interim champion in the 105 lbs. division. He signed a promotional contract with ALA Promotions in 2010. ALA Promotions president and CEO Michael Aldeguer said that they open to the possibility of matching the two fighters. “That is why we continue

signing good boxers to fight under ALA Promotions,” Aldeguer said. ALA Boxing Stable chief trainer Edito Villamor, however, is also eyeing World Boxing Council champion Xiong Zhao Zhong of China, who reportedly agreed for a rematch with Denver Cuello also of the Philippines. Aldeguer also said that Sabillo’s next fight might be held in Dubai already. (PNA)


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