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Group warns parishes against lead paint Catholic parishes thinking about renovations are being cautioned by an antitoxic campaigner against lead paint poisoning. Environmental group EcoWaste Coalition said church authorities should be vigilant because lead added in paint as a pigment and drying compound can cause death in extreme cases. “All religious statues,

which many Catholic adults and kids customarily touch and kiss as an expression of faith and reverence, should be toxic-free,” the EcoWaste said. The group called on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to order the banning of lead-filled paint coatings being used by statue by local religious makers.

In a letter to the Catholic hierarchy, it stressed the need for the Church to push for the elimination of lead contents in religious icons, which is poisonous to humans. The EcoWaste warned that lead exposure could cause neurological, reproductive, developmental and behavioral problems. The group is also hop-

Speed limit applies to all, says Duterte

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AVA O City–– M a y or Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said the 3040-60kph speed limit in the city applies to all, including ambulances, fire trucks and police patrol cars––no one is exempt. See FULL STORY, page 9

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From left, Grace Go, Cagayan de Oro Rotary of East Urban, Past District Governor Bing Juarez of Cagayan de Oro Rotary of East Urban, Past District Governor Jose Francisco “Jess” Cifra and President-Elect Mary Christina Feraren of the Rotary of Iligan City strike a pose during the just-held District Conference of the Rotary International District 3870 in Iligan City. Photo By ArjaySerafin Felicilda of Mindanao Daily News

Butuan City readies for Nat’l Literacy Awards By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga and DIANAH GENERALAO, Correspondent

BUTUAN City––The city government is now gearing up for yet another feat in this year’s National Literacy Award as it formally started preparing its entry. “Out of all the highly-ur-

ing that the CBCP would consider pushing for the use of lead-free paints in other Church-run institutions such as schools, hospitals, orphanages and other facilities. “We hope they will take their action further to ensure that paints used are compliant with the country’s regulatory policy for lead,”

banized cities in the country, we emerged in the top 3 in the 2012 National Literacy Awards. We now aim to achieve higher than that,” Mayor Ferdinand Amante, See awards, page 11

4 mayors compete for 2014 World Mayor prize

La Carlota City Mayor Juliet Marie Ferrer and Talisay City Mayor Eric Saratan of Negros Occidental are among the four city mayors from the Philippines vying for the 2014 World Mayor Prize. Their fellow nominees are Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Angeles City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan. The current long list of 94 candidates includes 17 mayors from North America; 13 from Latin America; 34 from Europe; 16 from Asia; 7 from Australasia See PRIZE, page 11

Residents in the municipal town of Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental queue as provincial Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano watches the free dental service during the “Bililhon Ang Matag Baryohanon Ipalambo sa MisOr (BAMBI SA MISOR)” on April 25, Friday at the Laguindingan National High School. About 396 patients avail of the free dental services, one of the basic social services delivered to far flung areas by the provincial government. Photo supplied

DOH allots P75m to help build Sarangani hospital GENERAL Santos City–– The Department of Health has allocated an additional P75 million next year to augment the ongoing construction and development of the Sarangani provincial hospital complex in Alabel town. Dr. Arvin Alejandro, officer-in-charge of the provincial health office of Sarangani, said such commitment was issued last week by Health Secretary Enrique Ona during a visit and inspection of the project, which is being built within a 3,500-sq. meter area at the provincial capitol grounds. He said the agency has already released around P50 million for the facility’s initial phase that is now about 95 percent complete. The project’s construction started in late January See BUILD, page 11

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Rodriguez favors US military presence in RP By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The presence of the US military forces in the Philippines is necessary as a defensive response to thwart possible incursion by other countries on the country’s territory. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, a veteran lawmaker from Cagayan De Oro City, made the statement on Monday saying he favored the presence of the US military forces in the Philippines in time for the visit of US President Barack Obama in Manila. Rodriguez said that there is a need for the Philippines to review the US-RP’s Mutual Military Defense Pact Agreement to pave the way for the redeployment of the US forces in the Philippines. There is no hindrance on the plan to allow the US forces to establish the US military camps within the Philippine military camps,

Rodriguez added. Rodriguez believed that under the new military defense agreement between the two counties, the US military forces would be subject to Philippine laws and that both the US and the Philippine military commanders in camp would observe mutual respect. The presence of the US military forces in the country will also alter the military balance in the Southeast Asian region, said Rodriguez in an interview on Monday. Rodriguez said that the presence of the US military forces in the country will certainly rephrase the territorial conflict between the Philippines and China. “China is claiming all what they claimed belonged to them in the South China sea, even if these areas are within the territorial limit of the Philippines in utter disregard to internationally accepted laws of the seas,”

Rodriguez added. The Philippines expect US Pres. Barack Obama to visit Manila on Monday af-

ternoon. Philippine officials expressed the confidence that the Obama visit would rekindle the historic ties of

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council’s Committee on Public Utilities have started to review the existing Traffic Code of Cagayan De Oro City in a move to possibly amend some of its provisions. Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, on Monday, said that the committee would invite representatives of the Road and Traffic Administration (RTA), Land Transp or t at ion Of f ice (LTO), Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Highway Patrol Group, COCPO Traffic Division, the transport sector and other groups and

agencies for discussions on the matter. He said that the move was a response to the proposal of City Councilor Candy Darimbang who raised the issue during one of the city council’s regular session last week about some provisions of It may be recalled that Councilor Lourdes Candy Darimbang cited provisions of the existing traffic ordinance that run in conflict with the provisions of the national traffic laws. D ar imb ang made a special report about the complaints on some provisions of the City Ordinance

the US and the Philippines, more than two decades ago. “Let us roll the red carpet which suffered a thaw following the withdrawal of for Pres. Obama in this histhe US Naval forces in Subic toric visit,” Rodriguez said.

Revision of the city Traffic Code mulled fines, unlike the city’s RTA personnel who collect fines on erring drivers. City Councilor Prexy Elipe said a comparative table that would show the provisions of the traffic code in question, the national laws, and the proposed amendments is needed to arrive at the possibility that these laws could just be harmonized. Elipe said that the city’s traffic code cannot be above the national laws. City Councilor Alden Bacal said the city’s traffic code of 2007 cites the need for close coordination with the LTFRB, LTO, Highway Patrol group and other concerned agencies in the implementation of traffic rules. He said the Traffic Management Board (TMB), pine Band of Mercy-Northern Mindanao Chapter, which was created to ensure The Power learned. By virtue of Ordinance No. 8788-2003 dated the effective planning and June 9, 2003, the City Council authorized the implementation of traffic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the PSMF management schemes, has for the establishment of the EENT Department of yet to be convened by the the J.R. Borja General Hospital under the general City Mayor. “The TMB is supervision and control of the chief of the hospital. not functioning now,” Bacal The 10-year contract aims to give opportunity to said. CRIS DIAZ, EXECUindigent patients to avail of free medicines and TIVE EDITOR services as stipulated in the MOA. No. 10551-2007, otherwise known as the Traffic Code of Cagayan De Oro, which were in conflict with the existing traffic laws of the country. She said that the traffic personnel assigned with the city’s RTA reportedly collect fines and tickets to erring drivers which the law does not allow. Darimbang said that it is only the LTO who has the authority to deputize traffic enforcers who may issue a temporary operating permit (TOP) on erring drivers. However, she said, the LTO’s deputized traffic enforcers could not collect

Health cmte to review partnership between city, PSMF for EENT Center THE City Council committee on health chaired by Councilor Dante Pajo will invite City Hospital Chief Dr. Evelyn Perez during its next meeting to discuss the request of the Philippine Service of Mercy Foundation, Inc for the renewal of its 30- year partnership with the city government. PSMF acting president Jesus Jardin said this is to strengthen the advocacy of addressing disability and development concerns in Northern Mindanao, especially in Cagayan de Oro. The PSMF was formerly known as the Philip-


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annual budget of Investigate raids on Bukidnon farms, 2014 Barangay 3 up for approval COPC urges law enforcement agencies

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BANDITS TERRORIZE NORTHERN BUKIDNON

HE Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC) is asking the Philippine National Police Regional Office 10 and the 4th Infantry Division to jointly investigate the alleged raids on farms in Northern Bukidnon, allegedly by a band of heavily armed bandits. Reports reaching the COPC says this has been going on for the last couple of months.

The group reportedly gets chickens, pigs, eggs and feeds from the farms at gun point. They would cart this away on their vehicles. Nobody knows where these products are brought. A farm owner reported that his men were able to fight back and killed one of

the bandits. He said the outlaws retreated after seeing that the chickens in the farm were still a few weeks old. It could not be ascertained who these bandits are and what group they belong. Some residents of the municipality of Manolo

Fortich however, claim that there is a group that existed even as early as five years ago and they go around the farms to get animals and produce. This group, with some natives, continues to operate in the municipality unhampered. Some suspect that this could be the same group and has now expanded. Some members of the media have done their checking with PNP and AFP officials and everyone denies the said reports. The reports, however, continue to trickle in and has started to cause alarm in the press body. “It is high time that the

authorities investigate this matter. If it is not true, then let these reports die down. If it is then the authorities should go after them,” COPC President Jerry Orcullo said. S ome far mers have claimed that as a result of these incidents the prices of eggs, chicken and pork may go up for these farmers to recoup their losses. “We are asking for a dialogue with the PNP and AFP for us to find out where the members of media can help in the investigation,” Orcullo said. “Whether true or not, these reports have to stop because it could affect the economic progress of the region,” he added.

Misor body to summon police heads MISAMIS Oriental––The Peace and Order Committee of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has invited all Chiefs of Police in order to inquire about the peace and order situation of every municipality in the Province. Vice Governor Joey Pelaez is the Chairman of the Committee. Pelaez is alarmed of the peace and order situation more specifically in VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. Gingoog City where there PELAEZ is the Chairman of are plenty of unresolved the Committee on Peace and Order, Public Safety, Police and extrajudicial killings. Jail Matters in the Sangguniang “These killings hamper Panlalawigan. economic growth of the City. If this will continue, city for fear of their secuprospective investors will rity,” said the vice governor. The members of the eventually hold off their plans of investing in the committee include pro-

vincial board members Donato N. Chan (PCL), Heckert V. Emano, Bing F. Dumadag, and Vincent K. Pelaez. But Pelaez invited all Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and encouraged to attend in order to ask queries and decide as a whole on any possible legislative measures to be passed to ensure the safety of the public. The committee meeting is scheduled on April 29 and April 30, 2014 at the Boy Scouts Building, corner Antonio Luna and Apolinar Velez Streets in Cagayan de Oro City. The resource persons for the first day of the

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES EFERSON RAVAGO VALENCIA AND JESSILLE GUITIERREZ PABADOR-VALENCIA,

hearing are the Chiefs of Police of the First District of the Province and on the second day are the Second District Chiefs of Police. Vice Governor Pelaez also invited PNP Provincial Director Leonilo Cabug and DILG Provincial Director Ernesto Bhagwani to shed light on the peace and order situation of the Province. Vice Governor Pelaez is optimistic that the outcome of the hearing will be for the good of the province and hopes that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan can aid the uniformed personnel on the current peace and order situation through legislation.

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-053

DANN PAULO C. LAYUG, Petitioner, - VERSUS- KRISTINE ANNE HOLLANES LAYUG Respondent. X ----------------------------------------------/

EFERSON RAVAGO VALENCIA AND KJESSILLE GUITIERREZ PABADOR-VALENCIA, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------/

Civil Case No. 2014-050

FOR: Divorce by talaq and approval of Agreement

ORDER Before this Court verified petition for the approval of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alledgin among others. That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on June27, 2001 at Iligan City, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at 7078 White Plain Ext., Brgy., Sand Miguel, Iligan City and Mijares Comp., 2nd East Ext., Ros., Hghts., Tubod, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for almost one (1) year already, they Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner seek judicial decree of divorce , thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 27, 2001, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance set the initial hearing of this case on May 26, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 25th day of April,2014.

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR DIVORCE BY FASKH MELROSE MORA BUSTAMANTE, Petitioner, -Versus-

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-047

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014

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

FOR: JUDICIAL DECREE of Divorce by Faskh

NIKO CORNISTA BUENAVENTURA, Respondent. X--------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SANDIE C. NERI AND MERLYN RAIZ-NERI,

2GO launches M/V St. Francis Xavier in Zambo

ZAMBOANGA City––2GO Travel on Monday launched the M/V St. Francis Xavier (SFX) as the newest addition to its fleet in this city. Stephen Rey Tagud, 2GO Travel vice president for passage, said the SFX arrives every Monday sailing to this city once a week via Cebu and Dumaguete from Manila. It leaves Manila Saturday. From Zamboanga, it sails back to Manila on Monday via Dumaguete. It has a maximum speed of 19 knots. Every Wednesday the SFX departs Manila to Bacolod and Iloilo and then back to Manila. Tagud said the SFX has a capacity of 1,910 passengers and can carry 180 TEU (twenty-feet equivalent units) of cargo. It is an 11,000 tonner and 151 meters long. Tagud said the SFX, which promotes cruise-like experience on board, has mix accommodations of economy, tourist and business classes, cabins, and presidential suites for family and honeymooners. He said the SFX has spacious economy and first class restaurants, a relaxing spa and saloon, a 24-hour convenience store, karaoke and event halls for various forms of entertainment held nightly, a conference room and an open air deck where guests can converge for island sight-seeing and stargazing in line with the company’s slogan “Sarap maglakbay.” He said the ship also serves as a training vessel for students studying tourism and maritime courses. “Basically, we are not just selling transportation. We are trying to sell service and experience on board,” he said. He said the SFX undergoes quarterly and yearly audits and it is accredited with the Maritime Industry Authority (Marina) as well as internationally-certified with the Bureau Veritas and also American Bureau of Shipping. (MindaNews)

IN THE MATTER OF JOIN PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES PAULO BERSANO DAPANAS AND LETECIA DALOPE AGNAS-DAPANAS,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-054

PAULO BESANO DAPANAS AND LETECIA DALOPE AGNAS-DAPANAS Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

ORDER

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

the Technical Review Analysis Sheet submitted by City Budget Officer Atty. Percy G. Salazar on the barangay’s 2014 budget indicating that the appropriated items did not exceed the total income and are in accordance with pertinent laws. The City Council during its regular session this afternoon to be presided over by Councilor Adrian L. Barba is slated to adopt a resolution returning the ordinance to the barangay for implementation.

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

Before this court verified petition for the approval and registration of the divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and all edging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 20, 2008 at iligan city, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and another legal process relative to this case at c/o Atty. Pompey Fuentes Mikin, Rabago Subd., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for two(2) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed divorce agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on December 20,2008, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between the, had already been diligently employed but all prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on May 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the city of iligan once a week for three(3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 28th day of April,2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014

THE 2014 annual budget of Barangay 3 with an estimated income of P1.6 million as against expenditures of the same amount was favorably endorsed by the City Council committees on barangay affairs and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Yan Lam Lim and Ramon G. Tabor, respectively. This, upon noting that the ordinance is in order and may be given force and effect. The committees noted

Before this Court verified petition for the approval of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rights on September 28, 1998 at Damulog, Bukidnon,, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and another legal process relative to this case at Kiwalan, Iligan City and Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City respectively. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for five(5) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed divorce agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on September 28, 1998, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between the, had already been diligently employed but all prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on May 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 28th day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-051

SANDIE C. NERI, Petitioner, - VERSUS – MERLYN RAIZ-NERI Respondent. X --------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES REY L MARTINEZ AND LORNA R. BERNIDO-MARTINEZ,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-054

OF SPOUSES REY L MARTINEZ AND LORNA R. BERNIDO-MARTINEZ, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alledgin among others. That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on October 28, 2000 at Bagong Silang, Caloocan city, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at 020 Wawalayan Calocan, Marawi City and Ph-9 Pkg-4 Blk 16 Lot 37, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner seek judicial decree of divorce , thereby, severing their marriage bond on October 28, 2000, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on May 26, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and sho why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of iligan once a week for three(3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 25th day of April,2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alledging among others. That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites November 17, 2001 at Tagoloan Misamis Oriental, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Lara-Maagad Law Office, 109 Tiano Bros., St., Cagayan de Oro City and NHA, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for almost seven (7) year already, they Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner seek judicial decree of divorce , thereby, severing their marriage bond on November 17, 2001, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance set the initial hearing of this case on May 26, 2014 at 9:00 a. m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 25th day of April,2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014

Before this Court verified petition for the approval of the Divorce filed by the petitioner counsel and alledging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rights on January 10, 2004 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and another legal process relative to this case at c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba, Marcado St., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for three (3)years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed divorce agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on January 10, 2004, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between the, had already been diligently employed but all prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on May 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 25th day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Apr. 29, May 6 & 13, 2014


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Human fetus found while Catholics mark popes’ saintdom By CHRIS V.PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur––A human fetus was discovered inside the comfort room of the local branch of a well-known food chain in the country on Friday at a time when the canonization rites started for the sainthood of two pro-life popes. Father Artemio Jusayan, parish priest of Sacred Heart of Jesus church here, expressed alarm over the incident, saying the incident is a clear example of moral decadence in the community that there is

already a need for continuing education of parents to their children about the value of life. “Parents should be now more open with their children , to do away with authoritarian rule and teach them not to engage in premarital sex,” he said as he underscored the rising cases of teenage pregnancy and abortion have been mainly influenced by TV and the Internet. According to police report, the fetus of the unborn child was discovered by a female service crew of Jollibee at the toilet bowl of the comfort room while

she was doing the regular sanitation chore. The incident took place when Catholics all over the world watched on TV the start of the grand celebration at the St. Peter’s Square in Rome in preparation for the canonization of the late

Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II into their sainthood. Glaze Mangadlao, 19, who saw the fetus at around 4 pm immediately reported the incident to the local police that sent a team of scene of crime operation

who confirmed that it was indeed an aborted fetus. Police Officer 3 Renlyn Arroza, a member of SOCO team, said it is highly probable that the mother forcibly aborted the unborn child while inside the comfort room

without being noticed by the management. A CCTV camera inside the restaurant was being considered by investigators that would identify the mother but not during the time when she entered the comfort room.

DSWD-13 to accept applicants until May 2

EARTH DAY RALLY. At least 8,000 people from all over Caraga Region attended the Earth Day protest rally in front of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office in Surigao City on Tuesday (22 April 2014). The rallyists condemned the operations of big mining companies, which they said have adverse effects on the environment. MindaNews photo by Roel Catoto

Butuan has zero malaria case for the last three years

BUTUAN City––Butuan City has zero malaria case for the last three years and in the first quarter of 2014, says a top health regional official. Dr. Casmerlita D. Yu, DOH Region 13 Regional Malaria Coordinator, said in a press forum on Monday that based on their recent data, from 2011 until the first quarter of 2014, there was not a single case of malaria in Butuan City. According to Yu, in 2007, there were five cases of malaria recorded; 25 in 2008; 24 in 2009 and five cases in 2010. Yu said that if the trend would go on, then Butuan City can be declared as “malaria-free” after the next two years, as it is a chartered city. However, there are still 22 barangays considered as endemic of malaria by the

Health department, and DOH-13 is focusing their monitoring and surveillance on these villages. The activities for the prevention of malaria for the city include distribution of bed nets where 28,445 have already been given away, indoor residual spraying every six months, entomological survey, mass blood survey, border operation, early detection of malaria cases through the use of the Rapid Diagnostic Test and continous advocacy. Attending today’s press forum along with Dr. Yu were Dr. Joyce T. Hidalgo, City Health Officer, Marisol Tuso of Pilipinas Shell, and Councilor Virgilio Nery, Chair of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee On Health. (PNA)

SURIGAO del Sur––The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region 13 is still accepting applicants to fill-up 346 field workers to be needed for the on-board of the Kalahi-CIDSS-National Community Driven Development Program (KC-NCDDP) until May 2. In a press statement released by the office of the DSWD, assistant regional director Mita Lim confirmed that the office will hire 39 area coordinators, 49 Finance Analysts and 214 Community Facilitators as KCNCDDP is set to commence on May 2014 in the region. A total of 46 municipalities from the five provinces of Caraga are already identified to be covered by such program where several workers are needed to suffice the workforce required in the implementation. According to DSWD social marketing officer Eunice Montaos, interested qualified applicants are still accepted until May 2. The application letter, resume’ and other pertinent papers will be submitted at the record section of DSWD FO Caraga, Pili Drive Extension, Butuan City or email at kc_sm_caraga @yahoo.com she said. The NCDDP is the scale-up program of the Kalahi-CIDDS project, one of the core antipoverty alleviation programs of DSWD. A report from Nida Grace P. Barcena of PIA-Caraga with report from DSWD/PIASurigao del Sur

Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES OFFICE CENRO TUBAY Doña Rosario, Tubay, Agusan del Norte NOTICE OF FORESHORE LEASE APPLICATION NO. 100203-010 FILED BY SHELL FOUNDATION LANDHOLDINGS AND GENERAL SERVICES INCORPORATED REPRESENTED BY EDGARDO VERON R. CRUZ Notice is hereby given that SHELL FOUNDATION LANDHOLDINGS AND GENERAL SERVICES INCORPORATED REPRESENTED BY EDGARDO VERON R. CRUZ has filed with this Office an application under the provisions of Chapter VI, of Commonwealth Act 141 as amended, to lease for a period of 25 years that certain foreshore land located at Barangay Cabinet Municipality of Cabadbaran City Province of Agusan del Norte, covering Lot No. 8934-A, Csd-13-007381 with an area of 3,243 square meters. All adverse claim to the tract of land above described must be filed in this office on or before May 15, 2014. Any claims not so filed in the prescribed period as required by law shall be forever barred. April 10, 2014 (SGD.) VINCE A. ESTOPITO OIC, CENR Officer MDN: Apr. 25, 28 & 29, 2014


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Bukidnon’s Impasugong

Home of the country’s finest cowboys By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

IMPASUGONG, Bukidnon — Famous for its flourishing forest and healthy livestock, Impasugong town in Bukidnon is the home of the country’s finest cowboys, where the spectacular rodeo show draws large crowds to watch spills-and-thrills as “vaqueros” (cowboys) show off skills in a cattle roundup. Impasugong town Mayor Mario T. Okinlay, a professional rodeo cowboy, said there are nine commercial cattle farms in the area holding more than one thousand heads in all. “The local government also manages a communal ranch in a 649-hectare grazing land that holds 300 cattle heads,” the mayor said. Preserving heritage in changing times Villagers used to herd cattle across long distances. However, since it requires more time and skill, becoming a cowboy was every herder’s dream. For over several decades, the “dreamers” gradually learned to perfectly tend cattle and perform many of their duties on horseback. The town still has preserved its cultural heritage and ethnic identity, which led Star Cinema to unveil

the beauty of Impasugong. The blockbuster film “Love Me Again” starring Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual was shot in the town’s vast grazing land and valleys. Its colorful mountains, grassland, rocky canyons and gorges are all fabulous tourist spots. With the town’s richness derived predominantly from cattle farms—aside from pineapple, palm oil trees, and high value crops—rodeo shows also prospered. Okinlay said the town’s cowboys work actively in ranches, trail riding and handling cattle and horses. “They also compete in rodeos to demonstrate their

unique skills in a specially prepared arena. We are inspired and honored as they top in almost all rodeo events,” the mayor said. The Rodeo challenge In the annual Kaamulan Festival, rodeo became the most watched sports race. Cowboys compete in five rodeo events namely breakaway roping, steer wrestling, team roping, bull riding and calf ribbon picking. • The Breakaway Roping: A roper is on horseback with one end of the rope tied to the saddle horn. When the calf is released from the

chute, the roper will be in hot pursuit, with lasso swirling in the air overhead. When the loop is thrown, it must pass completely over the calf ’s head. As the calf pulls away from the rider, the rope grows taut and the string will break away from the saddle horn. The fastest run wins. • The Steer Wrestling: This involves strength, speed, and precision. A cowboy on horseback, with an assistant known as hazer, chases a steer (neutered bull), drops from the horse to the steer, and then wrestles the steer to the ground

twisting its horns. The fastest cowboy to plunge the bull to the ground wins the race. • The Team Roping: This features a steer and two riders. The first roper is the “header” who ropes the front of the steer, usually around the horns or neck. The second is the “heeler” who ropes the steer by its hind feet. The fastest performer wins. • The Bull Riding: Involves a rider getting on a large bull and attempting to stay mounted while the bull bucks or jumps upward. The rider must tightly fasten one hand to the bull with a long braided rope. A rider who stays longer atop the bucking bull wins. • The Calf Ribbon Picking: This is also a timed event where a horse-mounted ‘muse’ (cowgirl) ropes or lassoes a calf, leaps from her horse, and picks the ribbons decorated in calf ’s body parts. The fastest performer is proclaimed ‘Rodeo Queen’. Natural attractions Mountain climbers can have a panoramic view of Bukidnon’s grandeur at the top of Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park (MKRNP), a haven for the Philippine

Eagle. The main activity that nature trekkers can engage in Mt. Kitanglad is bird-watching. The vast Panyak caves have beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations that also attract cave explorers. Not only is the town endowed with natural attractions. With an average elevation ranging from 500 to more than 1,000 meters above sea level, its terrain is characterized by deep ravines and thick forest mountains. In harmony with nature Impasugong is a Higaonon term which means “current that flows upstream.” It has cool temperature throughout the year with numerous waterfalls and springs perfect for bathing and swimming. Its surrounding lush forests and cool blue waters allow you to relax with serenity. There are countless reasons why Higa-onons in Impasugong, Bukidnon love nature. Find time to come and visit us here. Before you know it, you will be adding other reasons why this town should naturally be as it is— home of the country’s finest cowboys. (RLRBalistoy-PIA 10, Bukidnon)

BDNHS produces OHSP 1st batch of graduates By Marichu A. Licanda, T3, Binuni-Demologan NHS

Five (5) out of eleven (11) 4th year enrolees of the Open High School Program (OHSP) at BinuniDemologan National High School, Binuni, Bacolod, Lanao del Norte in the SY 2013-14 had satisfactorily completed the academic requirements of the Secondary Course prescribed by the Department Education last March 29, 2014. The following are the 1st Batch of Graduates under the OHSP, to wit: Danilo Baba, Brylle Balansag, Kenneth Lumosad, Chester Cristobal, and Suzette Alliana Mae Alcansis Gapol. The above students had attended classes under the modular sessions and do it during Saturdays or weekdays at their convenient time. OHSP is designed to address the Drop Out cases in every school. It is one of the interventions to cope on the implementation of Drop Out Reduction Program (DORP) in all schools in the country and in achieving one of the Millennium Development Goals which is “Education For All”. The program is done in accordance of Education Act 1982 which stipulates that the state shall provide the right of every individual

to relevant quality education regardless of sex, age, creed, socio-economic status, physical and mental conditions, racial or ethnic origin, political and other affiliation. Moreover, it is also a strategic program wherein less fortunate, physically handicap, out of school youth and working students who are in financial constraints and those who lives in far flank areas can access education in their most expedient schedules. According to Suzette Alliana Mae Alcansis, one of the OHSP graduates that she didn’t expect to graduate anymore from high school but OHSP gave her another chance to finish her secondary education. The school OHSP team led by Dr. Arlene D. Manginsay, school principal and two (2) Master Teachers, Mrs. Mildred Cellero and Jenny Martizano continued to coordinate with the LGU and barangay officials for their support of the program through encouraging their constituents to enrol on it. In fact, presently there are around 60 students under OHSP and is expected that there will be more students who will enrol this program on SY 2014-15.

The Paterno Velez Foundation, Inc. scholars for SY 2014-2015, at Capitol University, with the Foundation President, Marinela N. Velez: Catherine Uayan, BSBA 3; Jessica Tosloc, BEED 3; Angelica Katrina Bolasco, BSBA 1; Lorie Jane Bueno, BSBA 2; Claudette Utlang, BSED 2; and Mercy Rose Romea, BEED 1. (Photo supplied)

Lanao Norte LGU hosts Cebuana Lhuiller Tennis Tourney anew

Tubod, Lanao del Norte – The LGU of this progressive province hosted again the Cebuana Lhuiller Age Group Tennis Tournament sanctioned by Philippine Tennis Association (PhilTA). The 3-day tournament was held at MCC tennis courts, Brgy. Sagadan in the capital town Tubod. The qualifying games are held in 29 different cities all over the country. The contest started on January 10, 2014 at Valencia City,

Bukidnon and scheduled to end on September 8, 2014 at Legaspi City. “This is not the first time that we hosted the Cebuana Lhuiller tennis tournament. This only proves the strong partnership between Lanao del Norte and Cebuana Lhuiller especially in the sport of tennis. We hope to see our young tennis players become one of the top 16 tennis players in the country”, said Provincial Sports Coordinator Nelson

Lasola. Among the winners of the qualifying games were Brent Signmond Cortes from Tubod town in the 10 years and under (Unisex category), Richard Bautista of Kapatagan in the the 12 years and under (Boys category), Duma Hakim Boloto from MSU, Marawi City in the 14 years and under (Boys categor y), Allen Gerry Manlangit of Iligan City in the 16 years and under (Boys category), Francis Dominic Lanzado

from Tangub City in the 18 years and under (Boys category), Ashley Balatero of Ozamiz City for the 12 years and under (Girls c ate gor y ) , C ar me v i l l e Ger vacio from Ozamiz City in the 14 years and under (Girls category), and Lorraine Grace Barola of Tubod in the 16 years and under (Girls category). This annual series tournament is supervised by Tournament Director Mario Craiz. (LAR & VNL/ PIO-LDN)


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Donated imported goods for humanitarian relief, medical and education uses to be VAT-exempt All donated imported goods for medical and excise taxes, if any, other charges, such tax to be education, humanitarian relief and similar pur- paid by the importer prior to the release of such poses need to be exempted from the value-added goods from customs custody. The NIRC further provides that where the customs duties are detax (VAT) imposition. Such a well-meaning measure, if it becomes a termined on the basis of the quantity or volume of the goods, the VAT shall be based law, would encourage more foreign on the landed cost plus excise taxes, donors especially when calamities and Editorial if any. disasters strike. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez The Rodriguezes’ bill , seeks the (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City), main proponent of the proposal embodied in amendment of Sec. 107 of the NIRC so that “DoHouse Bill 4054, said if such donated goods are nated items or goods from donors abroad which VAT-exempt, the entry and distribution of dona- are for non-profit, charitable, medical, educational, tions for the benefit of the less fortunate will be humanitarian and relief purposes shall be exempt from VAT under this provision. easily facilitated. It is disconcerting that we have to tax goods Those subject to exemption of import duties that are donated to victims of calamities. Donated under the Tariff and Customs Code shall likewise items or goods from foreign donors which are for be exempt from the VAT payment, the bill provides. the non-profit, charitable, medical, educational, Those donations or food, medicine and equiphumanitarian, relief purposes for the benefit of ment for use in the government relief and rehabilitation programs for calamity affected areas as the poor and needy should be VAT-exempt. Section 107 of the National International mandated in Presidential Memorandum Order No. Revenue Code should be amended. The section 36 Series of 1992, which have been approved for provides that there shall be levied, assessed and exemption from import duties, should likewise collected on every importation of goods a VAT be VAT-exempt. equivalent to 10 percent based on the total value Unless this measure becomes a law, donors of used by the Bureau of Customs in determining foreign aid will shy away from helping the Philiptariff and customs duties plus customs duties, pines.

Make music, not war

MUSIC, from the Greek “mousikos” and pertaining to one of the nine muses in the Greek mythology, is the art of combining sounds or sequences of notes into harmonious patterns hopefully playing with ears and satisfying to our emotions. An insipid and dry explanation––I must confess. Can you, my dear reader, imagine life without music? For me, it would be such a monotonous and boring world. I don’t think only about the musical “mayfly” or the so-called “musical nine days wonder.” Music doesn’t consist of Groove or Techno alone. I am not against these or other music trends, because each generation has its own musical development. But we have greater riches of different kinds of music by going back to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance (which means ‘rebirth’), the Baroque Age, the Classical Period, and the Romantic Era up to 1900.

Have my say Klaus Doring The Western tradition of music has its origins in the chant tradition of the Early Christian Era. Everybody can develop his or her own passion of music. When I was four or so, I have grown up already with those kinds of music. I asked my parents voluntary if I could get piano lessons. It was easy for us because the church organist at that time was our neighbor and a proud owner of a grand piano. I listened to my first organ recital composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. My passion of music was on the stage of development that made it possible for me to join the school band.

The Beatles––and Rolling Stones later––era followed––much to the disappointment of my parents and grandparents, who still dreamt of their music, such as Jazz and Swing back to the Golden Twenties. Everybody has his or her own music philosophy. I learned from my dentist friend in Los Angeles, that her patients lose their state of anxiety by listening to soft background music during having their teeth attended to. A g y ne colog ist explained, that if a pregnant woman mostly listens to classical music, her child might hear, learn, find out

and experience another (better?) development than other children. Church reformist Martin Luther (1483-1546) explained it in this way: “Many times, when I was in terrible darkness, I prayed - and I listened to music, which delivered and refreshed me!” The German poet and composer E. T. A. Hoffmann said 1801: “If you start simply being speechless, the music will take over!” And Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), without doubt one of the true and just awesome Western composers said: “Music is utmost revelation then an wisdom and philosophy!” “I feel like flying after entering a church, praying and listening to the music of heaven!” the German poet Friedrich Schiller (17591809) philosophized about music in his drama “Maria Stuart”. A simple melody can See music, page 11


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Talking with a taxi driver I always take a taxi coming from or going to the Manila airport. This one last Saturday morning with taxi driver Lando was interesting. He was talking all the way in Cebuano nonstop inspite of the EDSA traffic that when we reached the domestic terminal, I wished we were still stuck in traffic because he still had more to tell. He said he came from Dipolog in Zamboanga del Norte and had been driving in Manila for years. “Lisod panginabuhi didto” ( life is difficult there). POLITICS. He asked where I was going. “Davao diay ka sir? (so you are from Davao?) Then he went ballistic. “Kusog si Binay sa karon pero unta mag uban sila ni Bongbong Marcos ug si Duterte para mo asenso ang Pinas. Kay kaming taxi driver Bongbong mi sir” (Binay is strong now but he should team up with Bongbong Marcos and Duterte for the sake of the country coz we taxi drivers are for Bongbong). I’ll tell VP Jojo, Sen. Bongits and Mayor Rody about this, I quietly told myself. But he continued. “Baho na ang gobyerno Aquino ug halos tanang opisyal nato,” (the Aquino government and all officials now stink) he said mentioning Napoles with expletives several times. FAMILY. He has two daughters, an 18-year-old and a 10 year. He is worried. In Zamboanga when he was young, he recalled that suitors of his aunts had to do “harana” (serenade) and would come to the house and visit with the “lola” nearby either within hearing distance or eavesdropping. The courtship then included the whole family. Today, he said, the young jump to bed just by texting each other. (That’s my moderate translation from his more vulgar language. Ahahaha! ) ROLE MODELS. He blamed the VIPs and “mga artista” , who have become role models and the influence of TV for the bad

THINK a minute. A guy was complaining to his friend about his wife’s nagging. He said: “All my wife does is talk, talk, talk, talk.” His friend asked: “Well what does she talk about?” He answered: “I don’t know, she don’t say!” You would think that with 2 ears and 1 mouth, we’d all be twice as good listeners as talkers! But not so. Research shows that we usually listen to only 20% of what others say to us. Yet good listening is one of the easiest, most important ways to be successful— whether it’s in our job and career, our marriage, with our children, or with our friends.

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza values today. “Tan-aw ka sa TV ‘The Legal Wife’ sir? Suko pirmi mrs ko sa kabit ba unya sige warning sa akoa”. (do you watch the telenobela The Legal Wife? My wife is always angry at the mistress then always warns me). I told him I am in the same situation. LOL. He then mentioned a few examples, the names he did not mention but quite obvious to be identifiable. A senator leaves his wife and family for a celebrity but he is still popular. (He cursed!) A presidential sister who has several men -- although one at a time and still adored by the public. (He chuckled!) PEACE. He said he had recently an unmarried lady from Midsayap, North Cotabato for a passenger going to the NAIA bound for Canada. She was leaving to look for work abroad and plans on uprooting her family soonest when she gets settled down there. She expects trouble with the signing of the peace agreement because some Muslim elements are starting to claim their lands in Midsayap that her family had long owned and developed. AMERICANS. To my surprise, he said “maayo kay si Obama moabot” (good Obama is coming). I asked why? He said another passenger, a retired corporal in the Army told him that it was a mistake to throw out the US bases years ago and now we are asking the Americans to come back because we need them against China. The retired corporal recalled how he was receiving “second hand” uniforms and equipment while the Americans were still around and the

Filipino soldiers were well provided. Today his other soldier friends tell him of holes in their boots. He said that the Philippines can be better off being a part of the US so we can have dollars and maybe we will also have snow! (He laughed!) He was still talking after he parked as he handed me my handcarry bag. And when I disembarked, he was not through yet. “Pag balik na pud nimo, sir (next time when you return) he called me aloud as I headed for the terminal gate. The hefty tip must be the reason, I told myself. Listening to him, belonging to the “masa” was a source of unending fascination. And reality check somehow! ******** Church wins in RH law! We are misled by the media line that the Catholic church’s anti- RH campaign lost because the Supreme Court ruled that Reproductive Health Law (RA 10354) is constitutional. Many may not realize this but the Supreme Court in “approving” the RH law actually GAVE DUE COURSE to the objections of the Church. According to former Ambassador Rigoberto “Bobi” Tiglao in his article in the Manila TIMES, what the Supreme Court declared constitutional are the ALREADY EXISTING laws that have already been implemented for decades but consolidated in the new RH law. These are the population-control laws that have been in effect like RA 6365 of 1971 (Creating the national population commission and its functions) ; PD 79 of former President Marcos and RA 9710 of 2009 (Magna Carta for Women). But the main objec-

Give an ear Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst It’s interesting that even though we can’t actually shut our ears, we somehow still manage to. We listen only to what we want. But when we don’t listen closely to others, we not only hurt them, we hurt ourselves. There are 3 important things we need to do when we listen to others. The first, is observation. Use your eyes and look at them. It’s

just common courtesy and respect. Take your eyes off the television, newspaper, or whatever else, and give that person your attention. The second part of listening is concentration. Many of us are guilty of looking someone in the eye, pretending we’re listening, when our mind is actually miles away. Also, when someone’s

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tionable provisions that the Church raised were DECLARED UNCONSTITUTIONAL, including the controversial implementing rules crafted by the Secretary of Health. I call this government’s ATTEMPT that the Supreme Court ABORTED, legally of course. (This is the type of abortion we all welcome. hahaha!) For example, the SC ruled that the religious beliefs of citizens (those who oppose) be respected and must prevail. Hence, the ruling declared as unconstitutional the provision that required public and private health companies to provide birth control information and means to all even if it is against their religious beliefs. Another provision declared unconstitutional was that which allows one spouse to make a unilateral decision to avail of birth control methods. The SC required that BOTH SPOUSES must approve to do irrreversible birth control interventions like vasectomy and tubal ligation. Another provision is to require parental consent for minors. There are other significant fine points. But what the Supreme Court significantly STOPPED ON ITS TRACKS was the “ABORTED” attempt of the government, through its Secretary of Health and the pro-RH groups, to insert and SMUGGLE the word “PRIMARILY” (to define abortifacients) in the implementing rules & regulations that was NOT present in the RH law itself and which would have opened the floodgates of abortions. If not discovered and stopped and ABORTED by the SC, it would have allowed goverment to undertake wide-scale distribution of devices and drugs for abortion or abortifacients. Truth to tell, this important SC ruling upholds the Catholic dogma that is found in the Philippine Constitution (Article 11, Section 12) See driver, page 11

talking to us, we shouldn’t interrupt them, or just be thinking about what WE want to say. Hear them out. Listen to everything they have to say before you respond. The third and probably most important part of listening, is consideration. This means using your heart. Really care about what that person is feeling or going through. Don’t just hear the person’s words, but try to understand their feelings. People usually know if we’re really interested and care about what they’re saying. This means we’re even willing to change something about ourselves if it’s hurting them. Think a Minute.

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AMBOANGA CITY – A woman was found murdered on a village in Zamboanga City, police launched an investigation to track down the killer. Police said the body of Sitti Hanna Manolo, 23, was discovered at n the village of Purok 5 in the village of Sangali on April 26. It said the woman, who was known by her neighbors as ‘Dayang,’

was last seen in the area wit h two unident if ied men near the old Sangali Barangay Hall. “Victim sustained multiple stab wounds at the different parts of the body that caused her untimely

death. Scattered blood stains were noted at the scene,” police said. “Initial investigation conducted disclosed that on or about 8:00 in the evening of April 25, the victim was seen walking along the old Sangali Barangay Hall together with her two unidentified male companions,” it added. Police said the woman was a resident of the vil-

lage. Responding elements from Sangali police station 3 is presently conducting a deeper investigation to determine and locate, and arrest the suspects for possible filing of appropriate criminal charges,” it said. There was no immediate statement from either the woman’s family or her husband. (Mindanao Examiner)

Zamboanga Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (ZFCCI) officials led by Eduardo Chua turn over 17 generator sets to different law enforcement agencies through Mayor Beng Climaco Thursday. Also in photo are TFZ Chief Col. Andrelino Colina, ZCPO Acting Director Col. Angelito Casimiro and NBI Dir. EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF Ferdinand Lavin. (JOEY BAUTISTA) ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ROSILA A. ABSIN, who died on April 20, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City. That at the time of her death she left certain parcel of land located at Sitio Janopolan, Poblacion Claveria, Misamis Oriental covered under Tax Declaration No. 0812000100177 and Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-51746 described as follows: “Portion of Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-51746 Containing an area of Fifty seven thousand seven hundred sixty two (57,762) square meters. The property sold which is the subject of this sale contains Fifty Seven Thousand and Eighty One square meters (57,081 sq.m.). is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF, made and entered namely; MARY ANN ABSIN ADVINCULA, JULIE ABSIN JAMIS, GEMMA A. RAMIREZ, JONNABEL A. ABSIN, ROSELIER A. ABSIN AND MARY JEAN A. ABSIN; that the above-mentioned persons are the legitimate children of the late ROSILA A. ABSIN. That for and in consideration of the sum of FOUR HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY PESOS (494,520.00), Philippine Currency to the HEIRS/VENDORS in hand counted and paid by LOUISEVILLE GARRUCHO JUNGCO, of legal age and residing at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines her heirs, assigns and successors in interest, the abovedescribed portion of land. As per Doc. No. 283; Page No. 57; Book No. XXV; Series of 2014, under Notary Public of ATTY. JOHN REY A. TOMINES. MDN: APRIL 15, 22, & 29, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources OFFICE OF THE CENRO Talisay, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that the name of EDGARDO ALOMBRO, DANILO SILORIO, ROMUALDO CALLANTA and WILBERTO PULIDO listed claimant of Lot 1, 2, 2 3 and 4, Sgs-13-000307-D located at DOONGAN, BUTUAN CITY has been recommended for DROPPING. An Order of Dropping will be issued 15 days after dated of publication of this Notice shall become final and executory 15 days thereafter. Any person adversely affected by said order may file their objection with this office within 30 days from dated when this Notice first appeared in this publication. SO ORDERED. Recommended by: (SGD.) DPLI JOSE F. BURNEA Verified by: (SGD.) A.OI MARILOU B. GAYONA Noted by: (SGD.) LMO III MERLYNA Y. OCAYA

Approved by: (SGD.) NORMAN A. ASUGAN SFMS/OIC, CENR Officer MDN: Apr. 22 & 29, 2014

RA Form No. 10.1 (MCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur Municipality of Santa Cruz -0O0OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that REMEGIA GABO-ADLAWAN has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from ADELINA to REMEGIA in her Certificate of Live Birth who was born on OCTOBER 1, 1953 at BATO, SANTA CRUZ, DAVAO and whose parents are PACIANO GABO and CRESENCIANA PEDROSA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 9th day of May 2014. (SGD.) MARIO M. TIZON Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 22 & 29, 2014

‘Festival de Verano’ kicks off ZAMBOANGA City - The 2014 summer event dubbed “Festival de Verano” kicked off over the weekend with stimulating activities intended to involve the community and provide wholesome entertainment to both local residents and visitors during the sunny season. Organized by the City Government through the City Tourism Division under the Office of the Mayor, the festival’s opening salvo was the summer experience at Sta. Cruz Island on April 25 with the aim of promoting the island as a prime tourist destination. It will run until May 24. The festival progressed with the observance of Dia di Ma’am Caling Saturday, April 26 in celebration of the 93rd birth anniversary of the late Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat. The event was highlighted by a mass, wreathlaying and commemorative program at Jardin Maria Clara. As in the recent summer festivals, this year will also feature Juego de Antes to allow today’s young Zamboanguenos discover and experience the games of past generations. Juego will also give the older generation an opportunity to relive their childhood through the games they once enjoyed. May 3 will be the Kite flying competition at the Paseo del Mar. Deadline for registration of entries is April 30. The competition is divided into two categories: the Traditional/Flat Kite category and the Figure Kite category. The traditional/flat kite is a 2D or two-faced kite that comes in any shape while the figure kite is a 3D kite with a theme and comes in realistic shapes. Participants may register more than one (1) kite to the competition and may choose any material (paper, cloth, or any similar light material

R.A. 9048 No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registrar Province of Davao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF PADADA NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION This compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that JENNY ENTRAMPAS-MASE has filed this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JENNY BIBIA” to “JENNY” in the birth certificate of JENNY BIBIA ENTRAMPAS who was born on December 2, 1955 at Padada, Davao from spouses Jeferson Entrampas and Guillerma Camahalan. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office. (SGD.) ENGR. EMMANUEL L. NARCA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 22 & 29, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC April 14, 2014 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that PRINCE KEVIN D. TAGHAP has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of PRINCE KEVIN DELA CERNA TAGHAP at Sunga Hospital, Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are RUBEN B. TAGHAP and HELEN M. DELA CERNA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than May 06, 2014. (SGD.) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 22 & 29, 2014

such as wood, bamboo, etc. and metal connectors) for his/her entry. Inexpensive materials are also encouraged. Official entries must carry the city government’s seal sticker provided by the organizer. Aside from the kite fly tilt, other games will also be featured such as kadangkadang, sack race, tumbahan lata, shatong, limbo, tug of war, Gerry base, domino and tubigan. These will run for three Saturdays (May 3, 10 and 17). Participants of the first two Juegos will compete with each other in a series of eliminations. On the final Juego day, the winners will go head-to-head to determine the champions. Meanwhile, Festival de Verano will also be highlighted with the observance of Dia de Vicente S. Alvarez on May 18 as a tribute to the first and only Zamboangueno national hero Vicente Alvarez. The activity will kick off with a commemorative mass at the Fort Pilar Shrine at 4PM, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Plaza de Vicente Alvarez and a commemorative program at City Hall Lobby. The city will hold the 1st Dia de General Vicente S. Alvarez Oratorical Contest on May 9 as part of its advocacy to create awareness, understanding and appreciation of the life of the revolutionary hero of Zamboanga. Application forms may be secured from April 1- 30 at the City Tourism Office in Paseo del Mar. Deadline for the submission of accomplished forms with the copy of the contest piece is not later than 5pm Tuesday, May 6 at the tourism office. The contest proper will be at 2pm, May 9 at the City Hall lobby. The summer events will be capped with the Festival de las Bellas y Flores, a parade of lovely belles, gowns and arcs on May 24. The activity will begin with the parade at 5pm from the City Hall grounds to Paseo del Mar followed by a program at 6pm. For more details on the summer festival, please visit or call City Tourism Office at the Paseo del Mar at 992-3007. (Sheila Covarrubias) NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of FELICIANO C. CONOL, who died intestate on May 5, 2009 at Purok 12-A, Poblacion, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 63-A-4.Psd-10-012041, being a portion of Lot 63-A (LRC) Psd-83511) located at Poblacion, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur covered by Transfer Certificate of Title (TCT) No. T-7398 with an area of 4,293 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by Feliciano C. Conol’s legitimate wife and child, Jovencia M. Conol and Florita C. Monleon, respectively, selling, transferring, conveying and delivering by way of absolute sale unto Eleuterio P. Moncano, Jr. a portion of 150 square meters of above-described property with all the improvements existing thereon, for and in consideration of P50,000 per Doc. No. 233; Page No. 59; Book No. I; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Mardovic Dodge Benigian II, Notary Public until Dec. 31, 2015, PTR No. 4935581/6-10-13, Agusan del Sur. MDN: Apr. 22, 29 & May 6, 2014


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Speed limit in Dvo applies to ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars sans exception

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AVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday said the 30-40-60kph speed limit in the city applies to all, including ambulances, fire trucks and police patrol cars – no one is exempt. “Your sirens are there to tell vehicles ahead of you to let you pass during emergencies… Your siren does not give you the right to violate the legal speeds and drive like crazy,” Duterte addressed the responders through his television program, “Gikan Sa Masa, Para Sa

Masa” (From the Masses, For the Masses). Duterte said he already called the attention of City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council chief Emmanuel Jaldon to terminate the services of an ambulance team whom he caught “speeding.” The mayor said emer-

gency responders, in their duty amid life-threatening situations, should not themselves “look for accidents.” Duterte issued Executive Order 39 in late 2013, mandating speed limits of as low as 30kph for vehicles plying the downtown streets, with the highest speed of 60 kph in the outskirts. The EO was based on an existing national law and an old ordinance, the Land Transportation and Traffic Code or RA 4136 and Ordinance No. 778 series of 1973 known as the “Revised Traffic Ordinance

of Davao City,” respectively. However, a provision in RA4136 provides exemptions for emergency vehicles. Prescribed speed limits were not applicable to the following: Doctors or their drivers responding to emergency calls; - Drivers of a hospital ambulance on the way to and from the place of accident or other emergency; Drivers transporting injured or sick patients for emergency treatments to the hospital, clinic, or

any similar place; Law enforcement officers trying to overtake a violator of traffic laws; and drivers officially operating a motor vehicle of any fire department, as well as personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines during times of riot, insurrection, or invasion. Sr. Supt. Vicente Danao, Davao City Police Office director, said police units patrolling the streets are already following the city’s speed limits. In fact, following the

speed limit was better for patrol purposes to allow officers to visualize their areas better. However, he said there are exceptions. “Common sense will tell us that you will have to run faster if the suspect is driving faster than you are,” Danao said. “For example, if we see suspects riding in tandem on a motorcycle in the act of shooting someone, of course we have to drive faster to apprehend them.” He quipped: “They will not abide by the speed limits.”.(MindaNews)

TAGUM City, Davao del Norte, - The provincial government of Davao del Norte has intensified its fire prevention campaign in order to save lives and properties and mitigate the impact of destructive conflagration. Through Oplan A.N.D.A.M. (Advocacy on Natural Disaster Awareness and Management) pro-

gram, the province has been equipping communities, including school children, the invaluable knowledge of preventing fires, as well as, the proper techniques

in controlling fire. Fire drills and seminars were conducted during ANDAM’s visit to disasterprone barangays, along with

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Workers in sitio Marahan in Marilog, Davao City place squash in sacks for delivery to buyers in the city on Sunday, 27 April 2014. (MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno)

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Soil Painting of Talaandig Tribe to the Globe

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he Talaandig tribal community of Songco, Lantapan, Bukidnon is the home of the Soil Painting in the Philippines. It was Datu Rodelio “Waway” L. Saway, who authored the idea way back 1996 in making the soil as primary material for the soil painting on canvas. The development of the technology to preserve the soil on canvas were collaboratively and constantly enhanced by the pioneering protégées namely, Raul S. Bendit, Romel Saway-Artajo, Hulpee Saway-Tahuran,Balugto Po o n o n - Ne c o s i a , Jr. , Soliman L. Poonon, and Sultan T. Cruz, Tambuloy P. Necosia, Salima S. Agraan. However, the bizarre form made a distinct characteristic among other mediums in the visual arts milieu. The authentic discovery transcended the creativity of the tribal artists and in time substantiate the worth of the exploration. The manifestation motivated to campaign the re-communion of the earth and the mankind. Soil painting on canvas draws its vitality in reinforcing the promotion, preservation, and appreciation of the rich living cultural heritage of the Talaandig tribe which were partly threatened by the evolutionary generation. The imaginations surface the unspoken dreams and the wisdoms of the Talaandig forefathers’ coherence to the relatedness of the symbiotic relationship of the earth and the human interventions. Canvases became the platforms which conveys the artists’ life and rally their

perspectives on sociocultural, environmental and economic development and sustainability for their Talaandig community. Wherein, soil creates the lines to trace the right path towards achieving the vision. Soil painting on canvas belongs to a neotradition which was born from contemporary world and the traditional cultural praxis. Innovations in a given space, time and opportunity adhered the artists to harmonize the eras of artistic evolutions. For almost two decades of propagating the metaphoric campaign of the soil painting it arrived to a notion to propel the form in a bigger and solid exposition. To illustrate the magnification of the expo the Talaandig Community Artists’ Development, Incorporated spearhead by the author himself with the loop who inflated the courage in trumpeting the artistic crusade for change. The new breed Talaandig artists evoked their responsibilities and rights as cultural bearer and artivists (artists/activists) as they took part in the framework of cultural and arts development. In view to this, the converging creative forces of the Talaandig artists conceived the concept making Bukidnon as a cultural soil painting capital of the globe. The concept was dubbed as BUKIDNON, PHILIPPINES AS A CULTURAL SOIL PAITING OF THE GLOBE. The pedagogy of the said event leveraged the integral context of arts as a powerful medium in the realm of development. The realization

of what was envisioned started the pilgrimage to the twenty two Local Government Units of the Province of Bukidnon (Talakag, Baungon, Malitbog, Libona, Impasugong, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Lantapan, Quezon, San Fernando, Kadingilan, Malaybalay, Valencia, Kitaotao, Kebawi, Cabanglasan, Maramag, Pangantucan, Kalilangan, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Damulog) as recipients of the Soil Painting Lecture-workshop as the kick-off activity towards to the central goal. The LGU Lantapan and

Baungon piloted the first leg last March 24-25 and April 3-4, 2014 through the support of the Mayors, Hon. Godofredo Balansag and Hon. Perdo R. Alvares with the tourism officer Ms. Ruth Rosaroso of Lantapan, and Ms. Joanah Bacarro , Municipal Administrator of Baungon at the Lantapan and Baungon Municipal Gymnasium with fifty participants each municipalities and they came from different walks of life. The kick-off project aimed to target one thousand two hundred

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paintings and more to set a world record on cultural soil painting. The collected visual art pieces will put on a gigantic collage with the height of 16 ft. X 48 ft. which walled the Tulugan (converging hall) to be built and exhibit on the August 2, 2014. The Tulugan will become the venue of international and national summits, gatherings, and performances on soil art and more within a monthlong program of activities. Eventually, this initiatives will spellbound the Bukidnon Centenni-

al celebration and bring more impact to many. The monumental exhibition will benchmark the educative factors in the context of Culture and the arts, environment, and peace awareness and consciousness and appreciation. The experiential mechanism that brought by the Talaandig artists to everyone ratify the fundamental philosophy of arts in pedagogic setting that” Life is Art , Art for Life, Art and Life for Soul,” quoted by Datu Victorino “Migketay” Saway.

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orientation on basic lifesaving techniques, water sanitation and hygiene, bio-gas technology and botanical concoction, and earthquake drill. Governor Rodolfo del Rosario said the effort of the province complements this year’s observance of the Fire Prevention Month. The governor stressed the importance of fire safety, which, he said, must be given equal attention along with the preparation and mitigation efforts against typhoon, earthquake and other calamities. “Dapat maging mas handa tayo sa sunog dahil maaari itong mangyari sa araw-araw (We must be ready against occurrence of fire because it may happen everyday),” he said. “The key is awareness and preparedness.” Provincial Fire Marshall F/Supt. Sedney Besana asked the public to be always aware of the potential hazards in their homes and offices. He said the best way to practice fire safety is to make sure a fire doesn't break out in the first place, by checking their electrical connections and proper handling and storage of hazardous materials and potential ignition sources. He also asked the constituents to be aware of using available fire protection equipment necessary to control fire. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP-XI) reported a 46.4-percent increase in the number of fire incidents in the Davao Region in January 2014 as compared to the same period last year. It said Davao del Norte ranked second, with Davao City leading the number of incidence among the local government units in the region. (PNA)

which provides that the state “shall equally protect the life of the mother and the life of the unborn from conception”. THIS MEANS THAT ANY ACTION TO STOP THE FERTILIZED EGG FROM DEVELOPING IS AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION. Scientific studies tell us that IUDs and other contraceptives, while they have the PRIMARY effect of preventing fertilization (the spermatozoa from reaching the egg) they have the secondary or after- effect of weakening the uterine walls lining so that the fertilized egg (with the meeting of the sperm and the ova already done) cannot be implanted there and therefore will die. This validly challenges legally the use of IUDs and contraceptives with that SC ruling. No doubt, this a “de facto” rejection of the RH law. What is interesting is that it makes pro-RH proponents seemingly victorious but actually the anti-RH ones also won the day. This is “judicial statesmanship” of the Supreme Court at its best. Everyone can claim victory. Those who decide to avail of the benefits of the RH law can do so while those who do not believe can freely reject them without being penalized. What will be interesting to see hereon is how the implementation of the RH law will be done and how vigilant are we in seeing to it that what the Supreme Court discovered and aborted in its ruling, will be followed and enforced on the ground.

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make us feel happy, sentimental, smiling or crying, aggressive or relaxed. A form of light entertainment in which songs, dialogue, dance, and humor are combined with a not too serious plot is as much as important then a dramatic opera or the single musician or street singer, not being a man of culture, but entertaining us people. Let’s develop our own passion of music, so that we might see the great resources in our daily life, if we accept, that music plays a rule on it. Make music, not war! +++ Email:doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot. com or tune in to my show “Classics with Klaus Doring”, Sundays from 9 to 11 am and 7 to 9 pm (Philippine Standard Time) on 104.3 FM Edge Radio Davao or via www.myradiostream. com/edgedavao.

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and 7 from Africa, according to the website of The City Mayors Foundation, which organizes the World Mayor Project and awards the World Mayor Prize. The Prize is awarded every two years to a mayor who has made outstanding contributions to his/her community and has developed a vision for urban living and working that is relevant to towns and cities across the world. In 2012, the winner was Iñaki Azkuna of Bilbao, Spain with Lisa Scaffidi of Perth, Australia in second place, and Joko Widodo of Surakarta, Indonesia, third place. Nominees must excel in qualities like honesty, leadership and vision, management abilities and integrity, social and economic awareness, ability to provide security and to protect the environment. He/she must have the will and ability to foster good relations between communities from different cultural, racial and social backgrounds. Organizers said nominations are accepted until middle of May 2014, and a shortlist of 25 nominees will be published in June. The next round of voting

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is scheduled from June to October. The winner of the 2014 World Mayor Prize and other results of the World Mayor Project will be announced in January 2015. (PNA)

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Jr. asserted during the local technical working group’s April 22, 2014 meeting on the second floor of the City Public Library here. Councilor Ramon Carampatana, chair of the Education, Science and Technology Committee, also stressed, “We were already there. That’s all the more reason for us to go up. Let’s do it!” All the government programs and advocacies that highlight the fortification of education not just among children but uneducated adults and members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) here were presented and each given a rundown on how they should be incorporated into the city’s official entry, with emphasis on their relationship with the city’s current Agro-Forestry Vision. Very keen on the technicalities of the whole process of identifying, packaging and submitting the official entry was Councilor Virgilio Nery, Jr., chair of the Health and Sanitation and the Environment and Natural Resources committees. “It is important that we can support the data we have. It should be complete and we should also be knowledgeable, so we can provide answers during evaluation.” “Grow a Million Trees” and “Clean Ground Zero Waste” were just two of the programs identified, including regular programs implemented by the offices of the City Population, Social Welfare and Development, City Nutritionist, City Agriculturist, and the Environment and Natural Resources. The city’s official entry will be submitted to the National Literacy Council in Manila by the end of this month and results for the national qualifiers will be announced within the following month.

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last year or nearly two years after its groundbreaking with the release of the initial funding from the DOH’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program. The first phase of the hospital, which will be named Sarangani Medical Center, comprised the emergency room, clinical laboratory and nursing services rooms. The completion of the 200-bed hospital, which would be operated as a tertiary facility, was projected to cost around P250 million. Aside from the P50 million funding for the hospital’s first phase, Alejandro said the DOH has allocated some

Sayyaf group’s camp in Patikul, Sulu captured

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peratives from the 2nd Marine Brigade have successfully captured an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) camp in Sitio Kan Kimao, Patikul, Monday morning.

This took place around 5 a.m., said Brig. Gen. Martin Pinto, 2nd Marine Brigade commander. He noted the ASG lair consists of more than 50 huts which can accommodate more than 100 bandits. Pinto said the ASG camp has a good water source and the whole area is concealed under a thick forest cover. Aside from this, the facility is heavily fortified with bunkers while individual foxholes are strategically placed and scattered in different defensive positions. Pinto said the captured ASG lair was reportedly one of the havens where consolidations, meetings and training of the bandits’ new young recruits are being conducted. The captured camp was also being utilized as a staging and rendezvous area before and after their conduct of atrocities like kidnapping. Pinto said that by employing a very well directed fire from 81 mm mortars, the Marines were able to force the ASG to abandon the camp and withdraw towards different directions. Information received states that there were casualties on the side of the ASG as a result of the mortar shelling but was extricated by their comrades during their withdrawal. A hot pursuit and clearing operations are ongoing to track down the fleeing ASG. A report from the Philippine News Agency P20 million for the acquisition of hospital equipment. He said another P5 million was released by the agency for the construction of a two-story out-patient department and operating room foundation. The official said the provincial government has already released some P5 million as counterpart to the project. “The DOH has been downloading counterpart funds yearly and has committed to allocate more to facilitate the hospital’s completion,” he said in a statement. In the last two years, the DOH has already released around P112 million for the ongoing upgrading of the municipal hospitals in Kiamba, Glan and Malungon towns. The initiative mainly focuses on the upgrading of the three infirmary facilities to Level 1 primary hospitals. The DOH and the provincial government have been pushing for the completion of the provincial hospital within the next two years. The provincial government presently maintains patient referrals to this city through a memorandum of agreement with three private hospitals. It spends an average of P20 million yearly for the medical and hospitalization costs of patients from the province’s seven municipalities. In 2013, the provincial health office reported a total of 2,605 patient referrals and admissions, costing the provincial government around P23 million. (MindaNews)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED LUCIO CABAÑAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased, LUCIO CABAÑAS, who died on May 5, 1992 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Bagocboc, Opol, Misamis Oriental and covered by Tax Declaration No. 0815000301279 containing an area of 4,0392 hectares and classified as an Agricultural Land; is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED LUCIO CABAÑAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed by and among the HEIRS OF LUCIO CABANAS herein represented by their attorney-in-fact RAMIL C. SUICO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Cagayan de Oro City per Special Power of Attorney dated January 18, 2014 and notarized as Doc. No. 99; Page No. 20; Book No. XV; Series of 2014 of the notarial registry ATTY. NOEL G. BACAL; that the parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate sons/daughters/ grandchildren and the sole/compulsory/ surviving heirs of the deceased. (A.) That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledged from ROSELLE F. UY, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of No. 17 Euston Road, Hillsborough Pointe, Pueblo de Oro, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, ROSELLE F. UY, absolutely and unconditionally, a portion of the above-described real property containing an area of 2.000 hectares, more or less; (B.) That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledged from RONDELL Q. FELICIANO, JR., CHARLES RAY Q. FELICIANO AND KAREN ANNE F. MORENO, all of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of No. 17 Euston Road, Hillsborough Pointe, Pueblo de Oro, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, RONDELL Q. FELICIANO, JR., CHARLES RAY Q. FELICIANO AND KAREN ANNE F. MORENO, absolutely and unconditionally, a portion of the above-described real property containing an area of 2.0392 hectares, more or less; As per Doc. No. 387; Page No. 78; Book No. 179; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: APRIL 29, MAY 6 & 13, 2014

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Trust Special Gospel of the day: Juan16:1215(April29, 2014-Tuesday) John 16:12-have yet many things to say unto you, but ye “cannot bear” them now: Romans 11:33-34-O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? This is a “clear presentation” that we could not “fathom the fullness and mystery” of God but despite of this, He revealed Himself to us through His creation. Romans 1:20-For the “invisible things” of him from the creation of the world are “clearly seen,” being understood by the things that are made, [even] his “eternal power” and Godhead; so that they are “without excuse.” There are “mentalities” that “to see is to believe” but this is contrary to the “standard of God.” John 20:29-Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: “blessed [are] they that have not seen, and [yet] have believed.” Do you believe in God although you never see Him by your naked eyes? Hebrews 11:6-But “without faith” [it is] “impossible to please” [him]: for he that cometh to God must “believe” that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that “diligently seek him.” There are many things that are “not clear” to us but later on, God reveals to us the whole truth if we will “trust and believe in His existence.” Take note, “faith” is our “connection to God” and it matters if how “strong our union” with Him. This means “little faith has a lesser connection and great faith has a greater union to our Creator. Luke 17:5-And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. Remember, God never reveals everything unless we will believe on Him: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhDTony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PMMondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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PDIC to continue processing claims of Rural Bank of Montevista depositors

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he Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) announced that it will continue to receive and process deposit insurance claims from depositors

of the closed Rural Bank of Montevista (Davao del Norte), Inc. at the PDIC Claims Counter, 4th Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino

Globe Business charts next phase of Philippine internet with robust infrastructure Ready to support bandwidth-heavy ICT solutions for large corporations, enterprises G l o be B u s i n e s s w a s recently recognized for its major role in supporting internet use in the Philippines by The Internet Society of the Philippines (ISO C-PH) during its 20th Internet Anniversary Celebration with the theme, “Your Internet, Your Data.” The enterprise ICT arm of Globe Telecom currently supports the ISOC-PH and the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) in their efforts in working closely with private corporations, gove r n m e nt age n c i e s , members of media and the academe on new technologies surrounding the internet, including big data, improve internet access and protect the rights of all its stakeholders – a concept called internet governance. It also deployed robust direct Internet for Web Exchange and LTE for WiFi connectivity throughout the event. A d i s t i n g u i s h e d luminary in the gathering was Globe Business Head of Research and Development, Technology and Design B e nj i e Ta n , w h o w a s responsible for physically connecting the Philippines to the rest of the internetc on n e c t e d w or l d t w o decades ago. Twenty years from now, he foresees more affordable internet access for the majority as technology and devices become available to more people, and heavier internet usage driven by relevant applications. “I’m actually hoping for wireless technology to mature so that more Filipinos can have affordable access to internet and enjoy a host of other benefits it can offer.” Also joining Tan in the gathering were acknowledged “fathers” of Philippine internet Dr. Rudy Villarica as well as Dr. Bill Torres. Senior Vice President Nikko Acosta of Globe Business s aid t hat “ it is with great pride for Gl ob e Bus i ne ss to b e recognized for its efforts in supporting Internet use in the Philippines and to be tapped by ISOC-PH and the FMA to be its official

internet partner for the our country’s 20th anniversary celebration of being linked to the Internet.” “As in the early days of the internet, we continue to play a relevant role in enabling p r i v at e c o r p o r at i o n s , government agencies and non-profit organizations to harness the benefits of the internet for social and economic progress of the Philippines,” he added. Acosta p ointed out that with more than 38 million Filipinos exchanging information over the worldwide web, the possibilities in the exchange of data is virtually limitless. “ Wi t h o r g a n i z a t i o n s , businesses and large corporations, the sheer vastness of the internet as we know it can now be tapped with Globe Business as their established ICT partner. “ One major initiative going forward for Philippine i nte r ne t is t he Gl ob e interconnection with the S o u t h e a s t A s i a - Jap a n Cable (SJC) System last year, which will enable high capacity data transmission to address growing bandwidth-intensive applications in the country and its neighbors. With commendations from the Philippine government led by Pres. Benigno Aquino, the Globe-SJC interconnection will provide world-class interconnectivity for the country boasting a bandwidth of 28 terabits per second, providing u n m at c h e d l o c a l a n d regional internet data strength. Globe Business is considered as one of the purveyors who invested in the Internet, one of the first Filipino companies that secured IPV4 blocks and its own Autonomous System Number or ASN for commercial use. Since then, the company has been continuously improving its IP connectivity through its many investments in its domestic distribution network, international cable facilities and contracts with local and foreign peering partners.

Street, Makati City. Claims may also be filed through mail. PDIC conducted the onsite claims settlement op erat ions (CS O) for the closed Rural Bank of Montevista at the bank’s premises and completed the CSO from March 26 to 28, 2014. PDIC sent notices of payment to depositors amounting to P25.1 million involving 11,197 accounts with balances of P50,000 and below where the filing of claim is waived by PDIC. Meanwhile, PDIC paid 1,279 claims during the onsite CSO involving 1,116 accounts for a total amount of P138.8 million deposits. As of March 28, 2014,

PDIC has yet to receive deposit insurance claims for 9,002 accounts that require the filing of claims. T h e t o t a l a m o u nt of deposits covered by these outstanding accounts is P27.2 million. When filing deposit insurance claims, depositors are advised to personally present their duly accomplished Claim Form, original evidence of deposit, and two (2) valid original photo-bearing IDs with signature of the depositor. Depositors may also file their claims through mail and enclose the same set of document requirements. Depositors who are below 18 years old should

A Public Hearing was conducted by the 6th City Council of Tagum as part of the passage of the Tagum City Investments Code last April 24, 2014. Shown here (from left) are Councilor Nicandro Suaybaguio, Jr., Councilor Agripino Coquilla, Jr., DTI Provincial Director Engr. Edwin Banquerigo, Councilor Fernand Bordios and Councilor Ester Angoy.

submit either a photocopy of their Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics Office (NSO) or a duly certified copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar as an additional requirement, with the Claim Form signed by the parent. Claimants who are not the signatories in the bank records are required to submit an original copy of a notarized Special Power of Attorney (SPA). In the case of a minor depositor, the SPA must be executed by the parent. The procedures and requirements for filing deposit insurance claims are posted in the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov. ph. The Claim Form and

format of the Special Power of Attorney may also be downloaded from the PDIC website. In accordance with the provisions of the PDIC Charter, the last day for filing deposit insurance claims in the closed Rural Bank of Montevista is on March 7, 2016. After said date, PDIC, as Deposit Insurer, shall no longer accept any deposit insurance claim. For more information, depositors may contact the Public Assistance Department at telephone numbers (02) 841-4630 to 31, or e-mail at pad@pdic. gov.ph. Depositors outside Metro Manila may call the PDIC Toll Free Hotline at 1-800-1-888-PDIC (7342).

A Public Hearing was conducted by the 6th City Council of Tagum as part of the passage of the Tagum City Investments Code last April 24, 2014. The said code is expected to accelerate social and economic growth on top of providing employment opportunities for Tagumeños. Photos by Gleiza Delgado of CIO Tagum

Incentives to entice businessmen to invest

TAGUM City - The City Government of Tagum is drumming up its goal in making the city a viable area to do business in Southern Mindanao, with the 6th City Council working closely for the passage of the Local Investment Incentives Code of 2014, which is expected to accelerate social and economic growth. The centerpiece of the landmark legislation is focused on fiscal incentives that will be granted to registered enterprises for a certain year which includes exemption from payment of local business tax, basic property tax and fees for building permits, mayor’s permit, among others. Exemption from payment of taxes is pegged from 100% in the first year up to 25% in their sixth year of operation, depending on the types

and capitalization of registered enterprises which are classified as new, pioneering, expanding and diversifying and distressed enterprises. The Tagum City Investment Promotions Board (TCIPB) will have the sole authority to review, evaluate and act applications and grant incentives as provided in the Investment Code. The composition of the board includes the city mayor as its chair and DTI provincial director as vice chair while its members are representatives from DOLE, CPDO, Business Permit and Licensing Division, Bankers Association of the Philippines, among others. Mayor Allan L. Rellon said that the benefit of this incentives mechanism for Tagumeños can be equated to job opportunities. Under Chapter IX of the

said Code, registered enterprises are required to employ in its workforce at least 70% coming from the workforce of Tagum City. Non-fiscal incentives that will be provided by the local government are assistance on site identification, and regulatory compliance, manpower development and pooling, offsite infrastructure development, support to labor dispute management, assurance on peace and order and business and market facilitation. Such action is geared towards making Tagum as an “investment hub” in Davao Region, following Mayor Rellon’s agenda on a revitalized economy and affordability of taxes stipulated under his EAGLE WINGS Program. Under the said Code, the city government had

listed its Investment Priority Areas which will be eligible for fiscal incentives as follows: agriculture and fisheries, manufacturing industries, packaging industries, tourism and recreational facilities, health and wellness, property development, information and communication technology, transport and infrastructure and green projects. According to Jasmin Angco of the City Investments and Promotion Office, the said ordinance will likely be passed on third and final reading next week and will then be ready for the signature of Mayor Rellon. Meanwhile, her office is now preparing for the upcoming Tagum City Investment Forum happening on May 7 at Molave Hotel. | Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum

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