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OPAPP denies gov’t leaving peace talks with NDF DAVAO CITY — An official of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) took exception to a report that said the government was no longer keen on pursuing formal peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF). SEE FULL STORY/p.10

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Landslide paralyzes Zambo-Pagadian Highway

STRANDED. An overturned truck caused a major traffic snarl in Barangay Maluko in Manolo Fortich town, Bukidnon on Oct. 4. The truck was towed away on Sunday, Oct. 6. MindaNews photo by froilan gallardo

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ZAMBOANGA CITY -– Flow of traffic was paralyzed for nine hours after a landslide early Tuesday closed the Zamboanga-Pagadian highway. In a phone interview, Mayor Randy Climaco of Tungawan town, Zamboanga Sibugay said that, fortunately, no one was affected since there was no inhabitants in the area when the side cut of a hill eroded around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday in Barangay Upper Tungawan, Tungawan town, thereby

closing the ZamboangaPagadian Highway. The Zamboanga-Pagadian Highway which connects this city to Pagadian City, the capital of Zamboanga del Sur, serves as the main thoroughfare both for interprovincial bus and cargo vehicles traveling to and from as far as Cagayan de Oro City. Climaco said the Zamboanga-Pagadian Highway is now passable when they were able to clear the high-

MANILA -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday did not issue a temporary restraining order against the Disbursement Acceleration Program which was created in 2011. This was the decision made by justices of the SC during their en banc session on Tuesday. However, the SC set the case for oral arguments on Oct. 22, 2013 at 2 p.m. The 26-page petition against DAP was first filed by former Manila Councilor Greco Belgica asking the SC to declare DAP as unconstitutional.

The second petition against DAP was filed Monday by former Iloilo Rep. Augusto “Buboy” Syjuco, Jr. questioning the legality of DAP. Syjuco filed the 14page petition for certiorari against the respondents Budget and Management Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad and Senate President Franklin M. Drilon. The DAP was allegedly used to reward the senators who voted for the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato C. Corona on May

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One soldier killed, 6 WIA in MisOr battle CAMP Evangelista, C agayan de Oro City- A n ar my s ol d i e r w a s killed while six others were wounded in action (WIA) as the gun battle between the communist New People’s Army (NPA) and government troopers in Misamis Oriental drew t ow a rd T hu r s d ay, t h e military said on Saturday. Capt. Christian Uy, the army’s Public Affairs Division, identified the lone fatality as Private First Class Ellan Ramones,of the army’s 403rd Brigade based in the neighboring province of Bukidnon. T h e w o u n d e d w e re Corporal Julius Agusen, Pfc. Jose Noli Pabingwit, Pfc. Cris Lorenzon, Pfc. Dioscoro Briones Jr., Pfc G e of re y P u r is i ma and Pfc. Junard Eborde, all of the army’s 403rd Brigade, too, Uy added. He said the sporadic f i g ht i ng ha d a lu l l on Friday since the armed s k i r m i s h e s to ok pl a c e i n t h e h i nt e r l a n d s o f

Lagonglong in Misamis O r i e nt a l l a s t Mo n d ay morning. The troops were way waylaid while conducting hot pursuit operations against communist guerrillas who attacked an army outpost in Lantad, a former rebel stronghold in Balingasag last Sept. 23 killing four militiamen and an army sergeant. Uy said that the four army soldiers were wounded in the Monday firefight while the one fat a lity and two ot her wounded soldiers were the casualties in other skirmishes last Wednesday afternoon in Lagonglong. “ The fighting has stopped since Friday but the government has sent more troops to scour the hinterlands in the borders of Balingasag and Lagonglong to clear the area of rebel forces,” Uy added. CD with a report from the Philippine News Agency

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez pose with the Philippine observers delegation during the 39th Exploraratory Talks between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last August 22-25, 2013. This is the first time in the 16-year history of the peace talks that observers from various sectors are represented. Also in the photo are (L-R): Usec. Chito Gascon, Secretary Mehol K. Sadain of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balindong, former DA Secretary Senen Bacani, and Representative Jesus Sacdalan. KENDICHAVES

Gov’t exam for private security guard pushed CAGAYAN de Oro City––The City Council here would study the proposal requiring applicants for private security guards to pass examinations and bomb detection training. Councilor Ramon Tabor, chair of the city council’s committee on police, fire, and public safety, said on Monday that the proposal authored by Councilor Candy Darimbang was being studied. Under the proposed measure, the city’s police office and other government

law enforcement agencies would conduct examination of applicants for the position of private security guards here, Tabor said. He said that the thrust was to make sure that private security guards, especially in malls and shopping centers, would be highly qualified and equipped with proper

training in the maintenance of public safety in their places of assignments. Tabor said that the private security guards would also be trained in bomb

detection to provide them knowledge in securing people and the establishments where the security guards were assigned. (PNA) CD/ CD

MISAMIS Oriental––The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has already poured a total of P 1.4 billion approved infrastructure projects in Misamis Oriental, Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said on Friday. Emano made the disclosure during the closing ceremony of the first twoday “Tourism Summit” here participated in by about 300 stakeholders in the tourism industry. The governor said he had worked for the approval of the P 1.4 billion during his term as representative of the second district of Misamis Oriental to lay down the plans to augment the tourism infrastructure of Misamis Oriental. He said that the infrastructure projects were intended for road and highway expansion from the municipal town of Laguindingan to the coastal town of Opol, in

the province’s west district. Laguindingan was the site of the new Laguindingan airport where its opening (despite the lack of navigational facilities) became an object of political sarcasm and concerned of the business sector in Northern Mindanao. Emano said that some of the infrastructure projects were also designed for the construction of farm to market roads and the opening of roads leading to potential tourist spots in Misamis Oriental. “We have to prepare the physical requirements such as roads and bridges to pave the way to the full development of potential tourist destinations in Misamis Oriental,” Emano added. He said that the provincial tourism committee has already identified seven priority tourism sites for development as the province’s flagship projects. Emano identified the tourist spots for priority development in Misamis Oriental as the Aya-aya falls in Upper Talacogon, Lugait; Tugasnon hot spring in Alubijid, Cebu Pacific Flight 387 Shrine in Claveria, Sagpulon Falls in Barangay San Isidro including Philippine Sailfin Lizard Park in Solana, and the Agutayan White Island all in Jasaan, Civoleg Falls in Lonotan, Gingoog City and Alibuag Cold Spring in Barangay Duka, Medina, all in Misamis Oriental. CD

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Agusan del Norte • Agusan del Sur • Surigao del Norte • Surigao del Sur • Dinagat Islands

Butuan links with Spanish NGO to push for women empowerment By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

Dr. Roel Espallardo discussed about the project and its needs, where the buddy listened to him carefully. SP Susan Gerona, chairman on Committee on Health (left), NCIP members, Provincial Governors Office represented by Ms. Josephine Ambongan and Provincial Planning and Development Office attended the meeting held at the PEEDO Conference Room.

Lumads finally get primary health services

BUTUAN City--The Butuan City government has officially tied up with Paz y Desarollo, a Spain-based nongovernment organization to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by both parties at the City Mayor’s Office on October 3, 2013. “We cannot do it alone. We need the support of the LGU and the implementing partners,” Paz y Desarrollo

Country Director Antonio Miguel G. Arias said as he stressed the need for the local government’s support to strengthen their gender equality initiative. The MoU provides that both parties shall collaborate in the promotion of women’s political participation, pursuit of gender responsive governance, and support the implementation and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women and Republic Act 9710 or the Magna Carta

of Women. Through the MoU, a framework of cooperation and collaboration shall be created among parties including dialogues, co-organizing activities at regional, national, and local levels, consulting and sharing of training materials to achieve gender equality and promote women’s empowerment. According to Dianah Generalao of the City Mayor’s public information office, beneficiaries of this partnership are five pilot areas, where leadership trainings on voters’ education, plan-

ning process and barangay level bottom up budgeting will be conducted. These are barangays J.P. Rizal, Los Angeles, Pagatpatan, Bonbon and Dulag, all in Butuan City. The affair was facilitated by City Population Office under OIC Marietta Pajo and attended by City Councilor and Chairperson of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Concerns Atty. Rema Burdeos, Vice-Mayor Angelo Calo, barangay chairmen and Gender and Development facilitators of the pilot areas and local journalists.

By IAN ONYOT, PPIO Agusan del Sur

PROVINCIAL Capitol, Agusan del Sur––For the first time in as many decades, lumads in the hinterland villages of San Luis town will finally get primary health care services, thanks to the program of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “Dili matukib ang akong kalipay (My happiness is immeasurable),’’ Datu Mambiyahe Benjor Mansulunay leader of Banwaon tribe in Binicalan, San Luis, Agusan del Sur said as he heard the upcoming project to be implemented in their village. Binicalan will be the pilot beneficiary of the Indigenous People Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition (IP MNCHN) project. The said project aims to alleviate the health issues FOR WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT. The city government of Butuan is all for empowering women of indigenous peoples that will focus more on newborn PUSH after it forged a memorandum of understanding with Paz y Desarrollo, a nongovernment organization based in babies, mothers and pregnant women by way Spain. Councilor Atty. Rema Burdeos (extreme right), Vice Mayor Angelo Calo (2nd from right) and Paz y Desarlumads | page 5

rollo Country Director Antonio Miguel Arias (3rd from left) sign the document. Photo courtesy of Dianah Generalao


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Suspect in the killing of Iligan broadcaster falls CAGAYAN de Oro City--The police has arrested the primary suspect in the shooting to death of a radio commentator in Iligan City sometime in August this year, Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia said on Monday. Regencia identified the suspect as “Aniceto “Bing” Galvez,” reportedly a hired killer and known as the most wanted criminal in Iligan City. He said that Galvez reportedly confessed to be responsible in the shooting to death of Fernando Solijon, a radio commentator, who was shot on his way home after attending a birthday party of another broadcaster in Iligan City. Regencia said that the police arrested Galvez Thursday last week at his house in Benitez Compound in Iligan City two days before the city observed the annual fiesta celebration.

He said that the police still need enough evidence that would corroborate the alleged admittance of the suspect in the killing of Solijon. “Sumala sa mga otoridad nga si Galvez gihapon ang mipusil sa broadcaster nga si Joe Pantoja niadtong 2007,” (The law enforcers also tagged Galvez as the suspect in the shooting of Joe Pantoja, another broadcaster in Iligan City, in 2007), Regencia added. In an interview with the PNA, Pantoja urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Iligan police to turn-over the suspect to the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 39 in Cagayan de Oro City. “I have filed an attempted murder against Galvez and two of the suspect’s alleged companions identified as Romeo Vequizo and Romeo Ragasajo with the RTC in Cagayan

Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park in B’non wins 3 awards

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) and its partners received three awards for the management and conservation efforts of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park at the first Protected Areas Awards and Recognition on October 1 in Tagaytay City. The DENR under the leadership of Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje initiated the Protected Area Awards and Recognition to recognize key players and their innovative practices in protected area management. The awarding was undertaken during the 4th ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference hosted by DENR on October 1 to 4. It was attended in by policy makers, protected

de Oro City,” Pantoja said. Vequizo and Ragasajo, remains at large, Pantoja said. Pantoja, who came from Cagayan de Oro City survived six bullet wounds while were working as a radio commentator-anchorman in a radio station in Iligan City in 2007. Pantoja feared that the attempted murder case he filed filed against Galvez, Vequizo, and Ragasajo would end up nothing on allegations that an influential politician has reportedly instructed the NBI and the Iligan police not to turn over the suspect to the Cagayan de Oro City Court. Pantoja refused to name the politician for security reason. He hinted that the alleged “politician turn protector” of the suspects holds a top government position in 2007 until at present. CD with WIRE REPORT

area managers, biodiversity experts, scientists and other member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan with Bukidnon Vice Governor Alex Calingasan, Datu Adolino Saway, Regional Technical Director Belen O. Daba and Provincial DENR Officer Felix Mirasol received the awards for Exemplary work showcasing the elements of an institutionalized organization/functional Protected Area Management Board (PAMB); Exemplary work showcasing positive actual biophysical improvements over time; and Exemplary work showcasing the AWARDS | page 7

Misor mount war against cable thieves MISAMIS Oriental––The province of Misamis Oriental has declared a war against thieves of cable wires that has become a “pain in the neck” of the communication sector here. Fernando Vincent Q.

Dy Jr., officer-in-charge of the province-owned Misamis Oriental Telephone System (MISORTEL), said that the stealing of cable wires has affected the operations of the Misortel. Misortel personnel have already recorded five cases

of cable wire thievery in the month of September and October alone that resulted to the disconnection of telephone services “without warning” of many telephone subscribers. Dy believed that the stolen cable wires were sold to

Lumads...

“This is a kind of economic sabotage that has been rampant for the last six years. The local government and other telecommunication companies here should address the malady,” Dy said. CD

Republic of the Philippines

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AND HIGHWAYS Region X, Northern Mindanao OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Engineers’ Hill, Bulua , Cagayan de Oro City

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of providing he a lt h facilities and equipment and education to the community. The provinces of Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, North Cotabato and Compostella Valley are also beneficiaries of the project. On September 19 this y e a r, a r e v i e w o n t h e Status of Birth, Marriage, and Philhealth Registration of IPs conducted by the Project Manager from UNFPA Dr. Noel Espallardo, along with B oard Member Susan Gerona, IP representatives and Nat i on a l C om m i s s i on on In d i ge n ou s Pe op l e (NCIP). NCIP will be the key implementer partnered with UNFPA and will be funded by the European Union (EU). According to Ms. Melanie Joy S e vi l le of UNFPA, the project will really help those mothers and pregnant women to have an easy access on health ser vices. This October 10, the proje c t launching wil l be held at the Gov. D.O. Plaza Government Cent e r, w h e r e s i g n i n g o f manifesto will be held and other related activities. A report from the Provincial Press Information Office of Agusan del Sur

stricken economy, the junk shop owner said. Dy said that a 400-meter roll of copper made cable wire would cost P 4,000. “The amount is expensive for Misortel which replaces stolen cable wires every now and then.”

junk shops since cable wires were made of copper that commands a high price in the market. A junk shop owner here said that a kilo of copper cost P 300 in junk shops. The price of copper is very tempting to the poverty

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Our Salute !!! To Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and DBP Chairman Pipo Nuňez and President Gil Buenaventura, for engaging the private sector to lead the task of promoting more economic development for the city and the region.

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n an unprecedented move to conduct a v isioning session with Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) headed by its Chairman Pipo Nuňez and President Gi l Buenavent ura , hosted a round table noholds-barred executive pow wow Thursday September 26th at the Executive Conference Hall of DBP in Makati City. Moreno’s engagement drew-in select technocrats from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Center for Research and Communications(CRC). Stakeholders honestly and sincerely took turns to engage the Mayor on his 8-point agenda for

Cagayan de Oro Cit y’s development. Also present during the session were executives from the private sector, notably Dr. Walter Brown of Xavier Estates, Eric Canoy of RMN Networks, Lito Cruz of IBC TV13, Manny Eng Hua, Rey Fuentes, Roy Sobrecarey and Ramid P. Gualberto representing Dra. Ochie

Editorial Pelaez of Paseo del Rio, as well as the city planning officer, and Kagayanons based in Manila. Congratulations for a very positive result. Moreno’s engagement put for ward various business models such as: a marketing approach to branding equity to spur positivity, investorfriendly and safe

settlements, strategic integration of overlapping and shared economic catchment basins to create synergistic development, and harnessi the critical role of Cagayan de Oro as a big brother to the Nor ther n M i ndanao business corridor ,and gateway to the south. Bravo! Mayor Moreno for cha l leng i ng the private sector to do more and take the lead in building a better city on a live-work-play environment. Our gratitude to DBP Chairman Nuňez for giving assurance of DBP’s unequivocal support to the city. DBP’s portfolio mirrors the national government programs particularly on regional development. Moreno did it again for Cagayan de Oro!


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Truly amazing WE are all in one accord that the much-hated congressional pork barrel fund be abolished and it was abolished in the 2014 General Appropriations bill that Malacanang prepared and recently approved by the House of Representatives but we continue to attack the Aquino administration of not having done anything to abolish the fund. Regarding this and for the satisfaction of everyone, may I suggest that you ask your respective congressional representatives if the national budget they approved the other week still contains the hated congressional pork barrel fund. If it does not contain such fund anymore, can we please put this issue to an end? It is not worth debating whether it should be abolished or not if it is no longer there in the national budget. Now is it bad to allocate funds from the national budget to accelerate the development of all the congressional districts? We all belong to a congressional district so we can answer this query with certainty? Is it bad? Of course not! But would we like this fund misused? Of course not, also.

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II If funds have been allocated for the development of all the congressional districts how can the citizenry insure that it be spent according to its intention? It is only through active involvement by the people in the processes of governance that misuse can be prevented. Let us admit that our previous apathy toward governance contributed greatly to the abuse committed by our officials in government both elective and appointive. Ad we have seen also how collective voice or collective cry can move officials to take the hard route, which is the matuwid na daan, as they perform their given tasks. Good governance can be had only if people are proactively involved every step of the wayin the governance process. People who look at governance merely

as the process of electing their leaders can never expect good governance to spring out of such outlook. But such behavior will only insure bad governance. But how can we achieve that objective of having one voice given our national passion of dividing each other according to so many things that we can think of such as our regional differences, our economic disparities in life, our varying political persuasions, our differing religious beliefs, etc., etc.? We are already a divided nation being an archipelago. And the sad part of this is that we are doing our best to emphasize our archipelagic situation by insisting on being different from each other instead of looking for possibilities where we can have unity even in the midst of diversity. America is much diverse

from us in terms of a lot of things that country being the melting pot of race, religion and creed. But when the issue at stake is their being Americans, they stand as one nation. Sadly for us we still have to grapple with that reality that we still could not stand as one nation. Just think of how much we have divided the nation into so many localities, so many congressional districts and so many religions. The truth of our situation is that there are so many nations within the Philippine nation. And we are not saddened or disturbed by this. We even want to perpetuate this situation. Just think of this. Because of President’s Aquino’s desire to pursue good governance, all these scandals now rocking the nation were brought to fore. If not because of Aquino’s daang matuwid type of governance, do you honestly think that all these evils that are now surfacing would have been uncorked? The fact that we should all realize is that evil is highlighted only when good is being pursued. Remember the reign of Aquino’s predecessor, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo? Precisely because

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Biblical reflection during her time corruption was her administration’s way of life, so to speak, corruption expose’s never prospered. Why? Because nothing good about that administration could be compared with good itself. When Aquino pursued the path of righteous governance, alas and alack, we saw all the evils committed by unscrupulous public officials, past and present. Inexplicably, however, the guy who did his best to bring the light of righteous governance into this divided nation now ends up being ganged up by those who want the light hidden under the bushel so as not to expose their shenanigans. And this is not funny, huh. Do we want to transform this nation from its corrupt ways? Do we want to continue being divided for the flimsiest of reasons? Do we want to forever be mired in hopelessness and want? It would be better for us to know first what do we really want before evil succeeds in dividing us till eternity. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

Aquino officials worried re: loss of media support LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight…” (Isaiah 5:21, the Holy Bible). -oooAQUINO OFFICIALS WORRIED RE: LOSS OF MEDIA SUPPORT FOR PNOY: My informants from Malacanang are telling me that officials of the Aquino government are now furiously meeting regularly and for long hours, even if President Aquino is still out of the country, in a frenzied effort to map out strategies that seek to reverse the continuing loss of support for the President among media practitioners. I was told that there is now a growing fear among officials of the Aquino government that, at the rate many mediamen are becoming loud and bitter critics of President Aquino almost by the hour, there is going to be no one left in media who can be counted on to just even be nice to him anymore. Aquino officials are worried that with media ganging up on the many negative

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engagement with indigenous peoples/local communities in the protected area management. “As chair of the PAMB of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park, I am thankful for the

attributes being imputed to the President, whether merely imagined or real, coupled with the conceded debilitating corruption still pervading almost all agencies of government even if only 30 months of his term now remains, the public’s anger against him and his government which the pork barrel scam ignited may galvanize into a people power revolution that will forcibly remove him from the presidency. -oooFLOODS ALL OVER RP AGAIN; WHAT TO DO? I really hate repeating myself once more in this column, but, may I say it once again: the Filipino people must now take serious notice of the deadly and destructive reality of rains, floods and strong

winds hitting the country with regularity. There are no typhoons now, and what we have are nothing but inter-tropical convergence zones or the habagat, yet, the rains, floods and strong winds that have been visiting us are undeniably both deadly and destructive. Media reports are saying for instance that, in just a span of three days, almost all of Regions 6, 7, 9, 10 and 12---from the Visayas and Mindanao---have been flooded, necessitating the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of our countrymen. In Cebu, a twister struck in its coastal towns, although no death or damage was reported. So, what can we do against the death and destruction from these calamities? First, we must concede

that rains, floods and strong winds are coming, and there is no stopping them. Some will attribute this to global warming and climate change, but as far as I am concerned, I am convinced that they are coming because Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, Himself said they are coming (see Matthew 7:24-27 of the Bible). Second, we must realize that, in fighting the death and destruction from these calamities, there is no formula given by anyone which can save our people, except that which was given by Jesus Christ Himself---He said that only those who listen to Him and who obey His commands will be unharmed by these tragedies. The question therefore is this: are you listening to Him and are you obeying Him? -oooHOW TO MAKE FOOD AND DRINKS REAL HEALTHY: Facebook postings about worms getting embedded in our bodies as a result of eating pork or meat of pigs are worrying a lot of people. Equally worrisome are posts that say food

unwavering support of the local government officials of Bukidnon, local communities and other partners. Let us continue to work together to further conserve, protect and manage Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park for the present and future generations,” Director Tawantawan

said. Secretary Paje was represented in by Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance Corazon Davies during the awarding ceremonies. Director Tawantawan likewise recognized the Protected Area Superin-

tendent (PASu), PENRO Felix Mirasol and Regional Technical Director Belen O. Daba of the Protected Areas, Wildlife and Coastal Zone Management Service (PAWCZMS) and the rest of the staff for their hard work and dedication. Mt. Kitanglad was also

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and beverages offered in fastfood chains and even in classier restaurants are not really safe to eat anymore, as most of them can lead to serious diseases such as cancer. The same posts reveal that processed meats and other food items are equally deadly, as well as raw foods which are laced with pesticides. What then are we to eat? The truth is, we cannot eat anything anymore. Unless, of course, we consecrate the food and the beverages first, give thanks to God for them and, in accordance with 1 Corinthians 11 of the Bible, we ask that these food and drinks (whatever they maybe) become the body and blood of Jesus Christ. That way, whatever we drink and eat would become the body and blood of Jesus and, by eating His body and drinking His blood, we get to be united with Him! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com finalists for the Partnership with other Government Agencies Category, Partnership with Civil Society Organizations Category, Partnership with Local Government Category, and Partnership with Indigenous People and Local Communities’ Category.

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it’s about being part of molding the young to become productive and successful citizens of the country,” Bayocot extolled the teachers. The celebration also gives the teachers the needed support and assistance and a time to express sincere gratitude for their positive influence in the community. Bayocot cited the multiple roles of a teacher.

Aside from teaching, he/ she acts as a nurse, a guidance counselor and many more, including serving during elections where he/she risks his/her life to protect the sanctity of the people’s votes. He c a l le d on more passionate and dedicated teachers, not genius, to be part of the team. “If you train a child, you train a man. If you train a mother, you train the family. When

you train a teacher, you help build this nation,” he said emphatically. Bayocot, who was joined by Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Marcom Borongan in the media forum, concluded by saying, “the only fulfillment of a teacher is to see his/her students become successful in life. That is enough to inspire us.” (FPG/ALT-PIA9/Zamboanga Sibugay)

Children displaced by the 3-week standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation Front in Zamboanga City join in the Football for Peace Clinic jointly initiated by the Football for Peace Movement and the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3. The sports clinic complements the stress and trauma debriefing sessions of the Social Welfare offices for children who witnessed the firefights, hostage-taking, and arson during the armed conflict. (MindaNews photo by Frencie Carreon)

BASILAN PROVINCE – Four people were killed in fierce clashes Monday b etween government troops and Abu Sayyaf rebels in Basilan province in the Muslim autonomous region in southern Philippines, an army spokesman said. C ap t a i n Je f f e r s o n Somera, of the 1st Infantry Division, said two wounded rebels under Juhair Aliman were also captured near the village of Mebak in Sumisip town. He said the fighting erupted after the military launched an operation aimed at clearing the circumferential road from lawless elements. “The purpose of the

(military) operation is to clear the Basilan circ umferential road to ensure the safety of the civilian motorists. The operation also intends to neutralize the lawless elements threatening the major thoroughfare a long t he v i l l ages of Sapah Bulak and Upper C ab e ng b e ng b ot h of Sumisip town,” Somera said. He said the wounded rebels were evacuated to hospital. Aut h or it i e s h av e blamed the Abu Sayyaf for the spate of kidnappings and terrorism in Basilan and other provinces in the autonomous region. (Mindanao Examiner)

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AGADIAN CITY - “It’s hard to put joy and jubilation in the celebration of World Teachers’ Day when there are more than 100 teachers left homeless by the tragic incident in Zamboanga City.”

Thus said Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Arturo B. Bayocot in a media forum over the weekend as World Teachers’ Day

was observed on Saturday, October 5. He said “while we are celebrating, we have brothers and sisters who are now in difficult situations.”

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PA G A D IA N C I T Y “ Teachers play a ver y important role in building this nation,” declared Zamboanga del Sur Schools Division Superintendent Arturo Bayocot in a media forum held here Saturday. Bayocot went on saying, “A teacher doesn’t only teach children, she does a lot of related works. She becomes a nurse to physically ill students in the classroom. She becomes a guidance counselor and a disputant whenever there are conflicts in the classroom.” “A teacher has to engage in the community. As a matter of fact, one of the dimensions of school leadership is networking and linking with stakeholders,” the superintendent added. Bayocot also disclosed that the National Teachers Month is celebrated every Sept. 5 to Oct. 5 each year per Department Order 155 series of 2013. “Oct. 5 is also observed as

World Teachers Day per UNESCO declaration,” he said. "The bottom line of this celebration is to really put premium on how a teacher lives and how he should be supported being a person who plays a very important role in building this nation,” Bayocot pointed out. Meanwhile, Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Marcom Borongan said the World Teachers Day celebration aims to recognize the efforts made by our teachers in building a community as part of their specific roles and commitment, adding “it is a day where teachers are placed in a pedestal for recognitions.” B ot h B ay o c ot a n d B orongan were guests during the recent media forum sponsored by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in support of the Oct. 5 observance of World Teachers Day with this year’s theme “Teachers for Gender Equality.” (FPG/CAL/PIA9)

Be that as it may, the celebration of World Teachers’ Day aims to revitalize the image of teachers and to encourage students to the teaching profession. It is a fact that many of our students prefer courses such as nursing, engineering and other fields which would give them higher pay. “Teaching is not a lucrative job. You don’t become rich if you are a teacher. But it’s not about money,

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Black Eyed Peas rapper apl.de.ap to help Zamboanga rehab efforts

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Apl.de.ap of the pop group The Black Eyed Peas has arrived in Zamboanga on Sunday to help in rehabilitation efforts here following three weeks of fighting between military and separatist rebels that devastated many areas and displaced over 100,000 people. The Filipino-born rapper, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo, met with Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar and other government officials and led the ground breaking ceremony of school classrooms in the village of Talon-Talon. Lindo, wearing a black vest and pair of black jeans and black boots, and a Mohawk hairstyle, also posed with children and other officials. He also spoke with children, who showed him their art drawings. Sa lazar and S o cia l Welfare Secretary Cora-

Apl.de.ap with Zamboanga City officials led by Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar. (Photos posted on the politician’s Facebook page, Mindanao Examiner)

zon Soliman also briefed Lindo on the current situation in Zamboanga and the plight of refugees and showed him the housing models for those displaced by the fighting. The mayor has praised

Lindo for his humanitarian concern and thanked him for his support in the rehabilitation efforts of Zamboanga. More than 400 people were killed and wounded in three weeks of street

battles that began September 9 after Moro National Liberation Front rebels launched simultaneous attacks in the villages and seized some 200 people and used them as shield. (Mindanao Examiner)


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ENERAL SANTOS CITY — Police operatives rescued two minors and arrested a couple in a raid on an alleged cyber pornography base in a village here on Sunday night.

Senior Insp. Leo Dolfiles, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group-Region 12’s c y b e rc r i me u n it , s ai d Monday suspects Argie and Richel Noro were nabbed at around 7 p.m. in a rented apartment in Diaz Subdivision, Purok Balite in Barangay Lagao that reportedly served as a base for a cyber pornography operation. He said the couple, who came from Malungon town in Sarangani Province, was allegedly caught during the raid in the act of facilitating a lewd show via the Internet involving two minors. “We have long been monitoring them and we immediately decided to launch the raid after confirming their activities,” he said in a radio interview. Dolfiles said they initially got wind of the couple’s illegal activity several

able to track down the location and address of the suspects by getting information through their accounts at the popular social networking site Facebook. He said they then applied for a search warrant for the apartment in the name of Richel Noro and it was granted by Regional

Trial Court Branch 35 Executive Judge Oscar Noel. During the raid, he said they recovered six personal computers, three of which were set up inside the apartment’s rooms. Dolfiles said they are preparing to file charges for violation of section 4, paragraphs a and b of Republic Act 9208 or the

Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 against the couple. He said they immediately turned over the rescued minors, who were aged 15 and 16 years-old, to the City Social Welfare and Development Office. The victims are reportedly residents of this city and of Malungon town in

Sarangani. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel Pacquiao, who rushed to the CIDG headquarters at Camp Fermin Lira here after the raid, condemned the illegal activity and vowed to help clamp down on other similar operations in the area. (MindaNews)

weeks ago through a tip from a concerned resident. He said they immediately monitored their activities through a cyber pornography website and later confirmed that they were indeed operating in the city. “ They offer live sex shows through the website in exchange for some amount,” Dolfiles said. He said the couple’s clients would usually purchase “stars” or credits to view their shows and they later receive the payments through money transfer. Based on their monitoring, Dolfiles said the couple’s clients were mostly foreigners from the United States, France, Qatar and Ukraine. He said the shows were done “day and night” and the couple reportedly earns P1,000 to P6,000 per day A flashflood hits Barangay Manuangan in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato Sunday morning, October 6, 2013, due to from the illegal activity. rains brought by typhoon ‘Ramil’ (international name Danas),which, according to PAGASA, was spotted off Batanes Dolfiles said they were in Luzon. (MindaNews photo by Bong S. Sarmiento)


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OPAPP denies gov’t leaving peace talks with NDF DAVAO CITY — An official of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) took exception to a report that said the government was no longer keen on pursuing formal peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF). The 38-page report, ti- in the middle of the conflict tled “Living in the Shadows: between the military and Displaced Lumads Locked the New People’s Army and in a Cycle of Poverty” and could hardly cope with their was released on Friday repeated dislocations and at the Apo View Hotel the accumulated effects of by the Internal Displace- property loss or damage ment Monitoring Centre and income decline,” the (IDMC). It described the report said. situation of the Lumads in The IDMC, established Eastern Mindanao in the in 1998 by the Norwegian context of the armed con- Refugee Council (NRC), flict between the govern- is an international body ment and the New People’s monitoring internal disArmy (NPA), armed wing placements worldwide. of the Communist Party of Jennifer Santiago Oreta, OPAPP assistant secrethe Philippines. IDMC mainly based the tary reacted to the part of report on the research made the report which said the by the Balay Rehabilitation government was no longer Center, a humanitarian or- interested in resolving the ganization based in Davao conflict through formal peace talks. City. Frederik Kok, senior Oreta was one of the countr y analyst of the panelists during the launchSwiss-based IDMC-NRC ing of the report. read the summary of the “It is not true that the government is not willing report. “Indigenous people in to resume peace talks as the Philippines are caught reported here on page 12

paragraph 2. The fact that we still have a peace panel, the government is very much committed to pursue the peace talks. However, there are major huddles that we cannot seem to surpass,” she said. She, however, admitted that in some of their consultations with Lumads the latter said they could not see the immediate effects [of the talks] in their communities. “Some of the immediate feedbacks said that we need to make the peace talks relevant on the ground. It needs to be very concrete. Some of it says we need to reduce the violence on the ground. If we cannot agree on the socio-economic reforms or political constitutional reforms, can you at least talk about reducing the violence,” she said. Oreta said government is trying to find a time-bound, agenda-based framework “so that we can agree on something and implement something under the Aquino administration.”

PRO 11 cops receive new Glock pistols DAVAO CITY -- Hundreds of policemen from the four provinces of Davao re g i on re c e ive d t h e i r newly-issued Glock 17 pistols at the turn-over ceremony last Oct. 7, at Camp Catitipan in Davao City. Police Regional Office-11 head Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual led the distribution of about 338 Glock 17 pistols to the policemen. This is the first batch of the distribution where policemen ranked Police Officer 1 to Police Officer 3 deployed in the provinces of Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley will be given their new pistols. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of CONCEPCION M. BALDONADO and ANGELO C. BALDONADO, who both died intestate at Butuan City on January 6, 2002 and December 30, 2002, respectively, consisting of a real property (Lot 611-F-3-F-3, Block 1, Psd-13-001089 being a portion of 611-F-3-F, Psd-13-000287) situated at San Vicente, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-16131, containing an area of 166 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF CONCEPCION M. BALDONADO AND ANGELO C. BALDONADO made and entered into by and among Concepcion M. Baldonado and Angelo C. Baldonado’s compulsory heirs, namely, Ma. Cecelia B. Conjurado, Angel M. Baldonado, Jayzel M. Baldonado and Ma. Theresa M. Baldonado, per Doc. No. 300; Page No. 30; Book No. CXVII; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan with PTR No. 0554822 1/2/2013 until December 31, 2013. MDN: Oct. 2, 9 & 16, 2013

The Glock 17 (with accessories) could be modified with “amphibious kit” that allows underwater firing in shallow depths, thought. The real purpose of that feature is to show the strength of the gun and to allow safe shooting in severe weather conditions, with possible water in the barrel (in many guns this may result in blown barrel).

Policemen who passed the marksmanship and proficiency training were given priority in the distribution of the new side arm which is used by many law enforcement and military units across the world including Great Britain and the United States. “Before they are deployed to their stations at least they have their new side-arms and they will have no more reason not to conduct patrols because of lack of firearms.” Police Chief Supt. Pascual said. He added that these

firearms will boost the morale of the cops in the region and also will be used by the cops during their barangay election duties slated in the end of October. Pascual strongly warned that selling or pawning their new government-issued sidearm is strictly prohibited. The second batch of Glock 17s are expected to arrive this month and they will be distributed to policemen deployed in Davao City. (PIA/RG Alama)

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She said the JASIG requires the NDF to submit the names and photos of its consultants and put these in an envelope which shall be placed in a safety deposit box. She added the NDF wanted it that way for the security of the consultants. When it was opened, however, the envelope only contained a diskette which supposedly had the names of the consultants but could not be decrypted, she said. Oreta said the “failure of verification” has caused the talks to hit a snag. In a c on fe re nc e i n Cagayan de Oro City last June 27, leaders of various Christian churches in Mindanao said Lumads are hardest hit by the armed conflict in the island. In the same conference, Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ, former member of the government technical working group on social and economic reforms in talks with the NDF, said the plight of the Lumads can be addressed by making the environment

DAVAO CITY -- The strong growth of Davao City has convinced a leading global technology and services supplier to open its first regional hub in this city. During the hub’s official opening Monday, Bosch Philippines Managing Director Joseph Hong said the hub will allow their company to effectively serve its customers particularly in construction sector across the Mindanao region including in the cities of Cagayan de Oro, Surigao and Butuan. “Davao’s strengthened position in the financial and services hub of Southern Philippines presents new market opportunities for the diverse portfolio of solutions that Bosch offers,” he said. The Davao is Bosch’s second hub outside Manila. The first one was opened in Cebu to serve the Visayas market last May. “I just came back to the Philippines in 2010 and I have seen the accelerated growth in the past three

years,” he said. Bosch Philippines had a registered growth of more than 20 percent annually in the last five years. Bosch provides products and ser vices including automotive aftermarket, power tools and safety and security systems. B o s ch Powe r To ol s Country Sales Director William Go said compared to 2005, demand for power tools has increase eight times because of the increase in infrastructure and construction projects. Hong said the hub will not only serve as a showroom for Bosch products but it will also be a technical training venue. “We want to get a foothold in the Mindanao market where people can actually get our products and learn from our experts. Davao is an important market for us considering that it accounts for at least 20 percent of Mindanao’s economy,” he said. Bosch has 17 automotive aftermarket distributors and 22 power tools distributors all over Mindanao. “With the opening of the Davao hub,” he said, “Bosch leaves its mark in Davao and validating its readiness to grow and soar to new heights with the 87th fastest growing city in the world.” He said the Philippines has proven its mettle in the business as indicated by the construction boom, highly competitive automotive

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a framework for peace and development. Alejo noted that the Lumads are locked up in all types of conflict in the island, from those involving the NPA and Moro rebel groups as well as in resource-based conflicts due to ancestral domain claims and the expansion of plantations. The government and the NDF peace panels are supposed to tackle social and economic reforms, the second in the 4-point substantive agenda of the talks as agreed under The Hague Joint Declaration signed in 1993. The two other items are electoral and political reforms and disposition of forces. The two parties signed the JASIG in February 1995, and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, the first item in the substantive agenda, in March 1998. (Roel N. Catoto/ MindaNews)

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She noted that after over 20 years of trying to achieve peace with the CPP-NPA-NDF, negotiations have again come to another prolonged impasse. She blamed the impasse on the insistence of the NDF for the release of some of its detained “peace consultants”. During the February 11 meeting in The Netherlands, the two parties agreed to accelerate the talks in 18 months, she said. She said the NDF insisted on the release of their officials before starting talks on social and economic reforms. The NDF has always maintained that a number of the detained NDF personalities are “peace consultants” who are covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG). Oreta said the government will abide by the JASIG but will invoke its right to verify as provided under the agreement.

NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses SIMEON L. RODRIGO and MARIA PEREZ consisting a parcel of agricultural land situated at Cabawan, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, Philippines registered in the name of SIMEON L. RODRIGO under OCT No. (P-4531) , P-307 8, Lot No. 566, pls-67 containing an area of 23,873 square meters is the subject of Deed of Extra Judicial Settlement Between Heirs under the notarial registry under Doc. No. 48, Page No. 10, Book No. 51, Series of 2012. MDN: Oct 2, 9 & 16, 2013

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industr y, the sunshine industry of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and an investment grade rating. It was only logical for Bosch to expand into the region to give Dabawenyos access to the most fascinating products in the market today, he added. Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Country Sales Direc tor Sangjo Park said they are set to open on October 8, 2013 the Bosch Car Service center at Betan Calibration Technique, Betan Building, JP Laurel Street, Bajada. This is the second Bosch Diesel Service in the Davao Region. Bosch has two Bosch Car Service workshops and two diesel services in the region. Strategic Edge, Inc. Account Director Jinny J. Dolendo said Bosch is one of the very few diesel car experts in the country. Davao was the first one to have a diesel center in the Philippines back in the 70s through the Betan-Bosch partnership. (PNA)


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sion (CSC) adding that the Nov. 10 special examinations are open only to affected employees of national government agencies that have approved rationalization plan. This is to give these employees the chance to obtain civil service eligibility and, consequently, be considered for employment under the rationalized structure of the agencies. Affected employees may also include casual and contractual staff as well as those under job order and contract of service. Applications may be filed at any CSC Regional or Field Office. (PNA)

ARENA-11 cites regional gov’t exec for 39 years in service DAVAO CITY -- The Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies-11 has recognized the dedication to public service of one of its members for spending 39 years in government.

Engr. Mariano Alquiza, director of the Department of Public Works and Highways-11 and Atty. Anabel Roselle, director of the Civil Service Commission 11, president and secretary of the ARENA 11, respectively led civil service workers in paying tribute to Francisco Jose, director of the from page 1 way of debris around 11:00 Department of Interior and a.m. “It is now okay, the highway is now again passable for all types of land transportation,” Climaco said. Climaco thanked Zamboanga Sibugay Governor Wilter Palma, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), police, military and other agencies that assisted them in the clearing operations. (PNA)

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Local Government-11 by awarding him a plaque of appreciation during the last quarter flag-raising ceremony at the People’s Park. Roselle said Jose’s relentless support and dedication to public service contributed greatly to the success of the ARENA’s programs and projects consistent to

its vision and mission to bring government service closer to the people. Jose thanked the ARENA-11 for acknowledging his contribution to government service. He said he never thought to be the first recipient of the commendation he participated in designing when he first joined the ARENA. Jose recalled his first work with government as a public school teacher for six years. He said his parents

showed him the importance of education to be an achiever. Jose said his father prodded him to study hard since it was more difficult to till the land than to go to school. “My parents had sacrifice for me so that I would complete my education,” he said. He also shared the rigors in life while growing up and studying in the barrio. Jose said the river then was their source of drinking water and leisure “Imagine walking two to

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26, 2012. Syjuco alleged that more than P1-billion fund of DAP which was released by the Executive Department to the senators was violative of Section 25, Article VI of the 1987 Philippine Constitution which prohibits the passage of a law allowing the transfer of appropriations allotted to a particular government agency. He argued in the case of DAP, the transfer of fund can be considered as a violation of the law because the fund transferred to the Legislative Branch came from the Executive Department. Noted constitutionalist Fr. Joaquin Bernas earlier stated the creation of DAP is volative of the 1987 Constitution because it only limits the power of the President to re-align savings in the expenditures specified in the general appropriations. (PNA)

Internally displaced persons (IDP) sits on their belongings at the evacuation center in Barangay Salunayan on Tuesday. Some 2000 families were displaced due to clashes between government forces and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) on Monday. Mindanews photo by keith bacongco

Military slams killing of village militiaman CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – The military has strongly condemned the shooting of an unarmed militiaman in the mountain village of Manila de Bugabos in Butuan City, an army report said on Monday. Lt. Patrick Martinez, of the army’s 42nd Civil Military Operations at the 4th Infantry Division, identified the slain

three kilometres a day, and sometimes contended with the swelling river whenever heavy downpour occurred just to be able to get home,” Jose said. He recalled earning his baccalaureate degree in the 1950s at the Mindanao Institute of Technology, now popularly known as the University of Southern Mindanao in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Jose said his stint with the DILG led him to assignments like nine years as assistant director in Zamboanga City, Region-X for four years, Region-XII for almost four years, Eastern Visayas for 20 months, and then back to Region-XI in October 25,2011. (PIA 11Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

militiaman as Crisanto T Pangarga Jr., 44, of Manila de Bugabos. He s ai d t hat Pan garga, who also operate a tricycle used for conveying passengers in far-flung villages, was waylaid by armed men believed members of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) on his way home after conveying a passenger on Saturday

morning. Although critically wounded, Pangarga survived the attacked and was now undergoing medical treatment in a military hospital here getting initial treatment in the army medical support battalion in Bancasi, Butuan City, Martinez said. Lt. C ol. Virgilio F Luna, commanding officer of the army’s 29TH

Infantry Battalion, condemned the attack as an act of cowardice on an unarmed militiaman who was in civilian attire while trying to earn extra income for his family. “It is very unfortunate that the incident has taken place at times when the people are reaching out for peace. Let us give peace a chance,” CD with ARMY REPORT

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

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