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October 25, 2013


Hedcor cleans up rivers Volume II, No. 116

STA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur ––Two hundred kilograms of wastes composed of plastics and biodegradable materials were collected in Sibulan River and Talomo River during a series of river clean-ups organized by Hedcor. READ FULL STORY/p.10

FDA issues advisory on safe use of candles

Anticipating that the demand for candles will mount as the All Soul’s Day approaches, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issues an advisory for the public on the safe use of candles. The FDA said they will inform candle manufacturers, importers and distributor to secure a License to Operate and apply for market authorization of their products from the agency for them to examine and certify that their products are safe and will not pose danger to one’s health. Under Republic Act No. 9711 or the FDA Act of 2009, candles are considered as health products, and are categorized as household hazardous substances or articles. In an advisory (FDA Advisory No. 2013-041), the agency said they will focus on the safety of the wicks, wax and scents and colors used in candles. The FDA said that candles with cotton and hemp wicks, as well as metal-free wicks are considered safe. According to FDA, scented candles that use essential oil are not See candles/p.11

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School building burned down in Lanao

By Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Un i d e nt i f i e d g u n m e n torched an elementar y school in Tagoloan, a fifthclass municipality in Lanao del Norte, Monday night as poll officials finalized security plans for an orderly and peaceful conduct of the barangay elections this coming Monday, belated reports said. Supt. Madid Paitao, Philippine National Police (PNP) director in Lanao del Norte, said the gunmen torched the two-room Darimbang Primary School Campaign posters of candidates for barangay elections clutter on the telecom cables in Agdao, Davao City amid building Tagoloan the repeated appeals of the Commission on Elections to post campaign materials in designated areas. Mindanews photo by Keith Bacongco

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Villar pushes for ‘Liba-liba’ fishing operations P1b budget for poor continue in Caraga despite ban college students THE sum of P1 billion shall be initially allocated from the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of the year following the enactment into law of the proposed measure seeking to give financial assistance to poor college students. While there are existing scholarship programs for the specially gifted students, study grant for members of the National Cultural Communities and the Commision on Higher Education (CHED) scholarship program, Senator Cynthia A. Villar pointed out these programs provide only limited slots. In filing SBN 298, otherwise known as “An Act

By Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews

Villar Establishing A Student Financial Assistance Program For Students of Economically Disadvantaged Families and Authorizing The Appropriation Of See STUDENTS/p.11

CANTILAN, Surigao del Sur––Despite the ban on Danish seine fishing, locally known as liba-liba, fishermen are still using the method in the waters of three provinces in the Caraga Region. This was observed by the townsfolk in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. Jun Yparaguirre, who hails from Isla General of this town, said that he sees everyday the operations of the liba-liba. He said this destructive form of fishing method is still being used not only near their area but also as far as Dinagat and Surigao del Norte.

BANNED FISHING METHOD. A liba-liba fishing boat docks at the Cantilan River in Surigao del Sur in this file photo taken Oct. 26, 2013. Authorities have banned liba-liba, or Danish seine fishing method, because Òit destroys coral reefs, sea grass beds and other fishery marine habitats.Ó But the practice continues in the Caraga Region. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto Some locals consider as a number of boats can Cantilan as the hotbed of be seen docking along the liba-liba fishing operations Cantilan River. Crisologo E. Anino, in Surigao del Sur if not the entire Caraga Region See Fishing/p.11

Alubijid-Laguindingan road now complete CAGAYAN de Oro City– –“The much talked and complained Alubijid road leading to the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental has been completed,” Sandra Florez, DPWH spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Flores said that the project involved a 1.5-kilometer road repair and upgrading costing P 31.6 million as part of the DPWH’s rehabilitation of the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan City Road. Earlier, DPWH regional

director Evelyn Barroso appealed for public understanding of the “inconvenience” caused by unfinished road-upgrading at the Alibijid-Laguindingan highway. See COMPLETE/p.11

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THE Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) will start implementing its stalled 30 percent increase in water rates on November 1 this year––but in staggered basis, the water firm said in a statement. It said the increase is necessary to provide its existing customers with even better service and at the same time address the city’s fast growing demand for water. The Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA)--perCOWD Board of t Trustees Resolution No. 84 dated June A. MAIN SERVICE AREA

Residential/ ½” 17, 2011--has allowed the COWD Government ¾” to hike its water rates by as much 1” as 1 ½” 30 percent. 2” 3” Putting the welfare and interest 4” of the water consumers in mind,½” the Commercial/ ¾” approved 30% water Industrial rate adjustment 1” shall be implemented on a staggered 1 ½” 2” of basis with an initial adjustment 3” 10% starting on November 1 4”this year, the statement reads. “This adjustment will merely cover for the inflation of the cost of all consumables used in its operations like fuel, power and materials which

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CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City, --Two communist rebels of the New Peoples’s Army were killed in a firefight with government troopers in the mountains of Bukidnon, an army report re a ch i ng he re s ai d on Thursday. C apt. Chr istian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division here, identif ied the fatalities as Mabini Manubia a.k.a Kumander TOTO and Zaldie Ambayot, both of Guerilla Front 6, North Central Mindanao Regional Committee operating in the hinter areas of San Fernando, Bukidnon. Uy said that elements of the army’s 8th Infantry B att a lion encountere d s i x c o m mu n i s t r e b e l s in the vicinity of Dao in San Fernando, Bukidnon w h i l e t he gove r n me nt

troopers were crossing the Matimbos River Thursday morning last week. He said that a fiveminute firefight erupted k i l l i ng t h e t wo re b e l s instantly while the remaining four other NPA rebels f led toward unknown direction. Uy said that the gove r n m e nt t ro op e r s d i d not suffer any casualty. G ove r nme nt t ro op ers recover one Caliber 5.56 mm M16 rifle and Caliber 30 carbine in the scene of the encounter, Uy said. Uy said that the army’s 4th ID has extended condolences to the bereaved families of the victims whose lives could have been spared where it not for the futile armed struggle that lead to the destruction of their lives and future. CD/PR4thID

PDEA agents nabbed drug pusher

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Member Management Council Technical Working Group (RDRRMC-TWG-10) meets on Wednesday, October 23, to discuss forandZamboanga City Bohol; rehabilitation of bridges We hope relief that ouroperations valued customers the general public willand be guided in Bukidnon, and the installation of flood control dikes in Cagayan de Oro City. accordingly. Photo courtesy of RD Mendoza of PIA-10

BAC OLOD, L anao del Nor te – Agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Wednesday night collared a suspected drug trafficker during a buy bust operation here. PDEA regional director Emerson Margate said that Jonevich Gongob y Monteras a.k.a “Dodats” was an object of surveillance after the PDEA operatives received reports of the suspects’ alleged illegal activities in the area.

He said that the PDEA has formed a special enforcement team in Lanao del Norte to track down the suspect who was arrested Wednesday night at Purok 2 in the poblacion of Bacolod. Seized from the suspect was some 2.0 grams of suspected “Shabu” (Methamphetamine) contained in one piece rectangular heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet (buy-bust item), and one piece rectangular size heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet

(recovered from his possession) with an estimated market value of P14, 000.00 and the buy bust money’s worth P250.00. Margate said that the recovered pieces of drug evidences were brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory for qualitative and quantitative examination. The susp e c t is now temporarily detained in a PDEA detention cell for proper disposition. Cases for violation of RA 9165 will be filed against the suspect. CD/PRPDEA10

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Misortel overseer Fernando Vincent Dy and Daniel Valbuena of PLDT inspect the recovered cables stolen by a group of three men who work as contractors of PLDT. Misortel and PLDT will be filing a case in court against the suspects, one of whom was captured and brought to a police station. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

PLDT contractor’s cable thief ‘master’ By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Local law enforcers had arrested the alleged “brain” in the stealing of “telephone cable wires” who worked as a contractor for a local telecommunication company here, police said on Thursday. Senior Police Officer Dominador Datahan said that Raffie Jude Ranin, of Barangay Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City, has

been an object of surveillance for the past months after reports that the suspect (s) was tagged as the “mastermind” behind a series of unsolved cable wire theft in the city. Datahan said that a composite surveillance team of various telecommunication companies spotted Ranin on Thursday morning together with two others on board a truck with plate number MDK 464 along the Bulua highways here. The truck’s registration

was later traced to a certain Lorenzo Cruz of a construction company in Talomo, Davao City. He said that a member of the composite team, a lineman from the Misamis Oriental Telephone Company (MISORTEL), was almost run over by the truck driver who tried to speed away when Ranin was accosted. The lineman grabbed Ranin while the two other suspects run away, SEE MASTER/p.11

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friday | october 25, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA

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

Paging DENR chief Ramon Paje! By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Two roving cor resp ondents of this paper are calling the attention of Environment Secretar y Ramon Paje. Ernesto Burnea and Melchor Jordan could not

hide their disappointment for the treatment they got when they tried to interview Surigao del Norte Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Zaldy Perater in his Surigao City office and San Francisco, Agusan del Sur Community

Butuan gives P150,000 to Bohol, P100,000 to Cebu quake vicims By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The city government of Butuan has donated cash amounting to P150,000 to the provincial government of Bohol and P100,000 to the provincial government of Cebu for the victims of the October 15 earthquake that killed 195 people and hurt 557 others with 12 still missing. D i a n a h G e n e r a l a o, spokesperson of the City Mayor’s Office, said the city council adopted on Wednesday a resolution authorizing Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. to donate the amounts to Bohol and Cebu through their provincial governments “for the earthquake victims among their constituents.” T h e 7 . 2 m a g n itu d e

e a r t h q u a k e d e s t roy e d or damaged P3.5 billion worth of infrastructure, public and private structures and churches in Bohol, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The temblor also damaged millions of pesos worth of public and private buildings and infrastructure as well as churches in Cebu province. Meanwhile, Generalao announced that the city government through the Public Employment Services Office together with the Department of Labor and Employment in Caraga and the ABS-CBN Regional Network Butuan will hold a one-day job fair at the city hall lobby here on October 26, 2013.

an d E nv i ron m e nt an d Natural Resources Officer (Cenro) Melvin Bustillo. According to Burnea and Jordan, while their visits to the two DENR officials were made on separate occasions, Perate r and Bust i l l o’s re sp ons e s to qu e r i e s on

t h e c a mp a i g n a g a i n s t illegal logging in their areas of responsibility, were similarly “in raised voices, in impolite and arrogant manner.” The two reporters recalled they were taken aback by what they described as “antagonistic

and uncalled for” behavior from the two government executives whose job included providing information on their official activities. Burnea and Jordan regretted having visited Perater last month and Bustillo second week of October.

The correspondents added they did not bother to inform DENR-Caraga Regional Executive Director Nonito Tamayo of the incidents saying the latter did not “ming le w it h t h e l o c a l m e d i a . Besides, we do not trust him.”

SURIGAO City––Nine public elementary schools in Surigao del Norte have been identified as being in “high risk” locations, prone to either floods or landslides, according to the provincial office of the Department of Education (DepEd). Gregorio B. Cañeda, education program supervisor of DepEd-Surigao del Norte, told MindaNews Tuesday afternoon that the schools were identified based on the findings of multi-agency Provincial Assessment Relocation Team, which is composed of representatives from the DepEd, provincial and municipal governments, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) and the Philippine Institute

of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Prone to flooding are Urbiztondo Elementary School in Claver, Calang-Custodio Elementary School in Tubod and Tagbuyawan Elementary School in Mainit, Cañeda said. Those prone to landslide are the Lakandula Elementary School in Placer, San Francisco Elementary School and Tolingon Elementary School both in Mainit, Camp Edward Elementary School in Alegria town and Cagdianao Elementary School in Claver. The Malimono Central Elementary School, on the other hand, sits on a fault line, provincial superintendent Evelyn R. Fetalvero said, quoting the MGB.

Cañeda said the Cagdianao Elementary School has been newly transferred to a safer area with the help a mining company, who financed he construction of the school building. The DepEd said they still don’t know the status of the schools located in the Siargao Islands and Bucas Grande Island, which is under District 2. Last October 7, during the regular session of Sangguniang Panlalawigan, board member Myrna M. Romarate, chair of the committee on education, has proposed a resolution endorsing the relocation of elementary schools in the province situated in hazard zones. She said this was the

request of Gov. Sol F. Matugas for endorsement and approval of Provincial Development Council Resolution No. 8, series of 2013. Romarate told MindaNews that she does not have yet the final list of elementary schools in the entire province located in hazardous areas. She said the resolution has been tackled on the first reading but she would come up with more details – including names of all schools in the two districts and the budget allocation for the relocation – in the second reading. Romarate said this effort is to make sure that schools in Surigao del Norte are safe for pupils. (Roel N. Catoto / MindaNews)

By Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews

Commerce and Industries, facilitated the collection, which they will then turn over to the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He said they got at least P30,000 from individual donations, aside from those who directly sent their money through the bank account of the Bohol chamber.

The Junior Chamber International-Surigao is also still collecting more funds and goods to be sent to Bohol, according the group’s president, Donald Ga. “It’s not about how big or small you shell out but it’s a matter of helping out those who suffered from

217 barangays in the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon under careful monitoring in this coming elections. Pelisco said the villages which they called “election watch list areas” are potential trouble areas because of the presence of New People’s Army rebels. Beside the communist guerillas, Pelisco said a potential source of trouble are the family feuds or rido among the candidates in Lanao del Norte. “We have scattered more than 3,585 police officers to provide security in the polling precincts regionwide on Monday,” Pelisco said. Col. Francisco Pabayo, chief of the Army’s 403rd Infantry Brigade, said their main concern is the town of Kitaotao in Bukidnon province where communist rebels can easily enter from North Cotabato and Davao provinces. Pabayo said they are also monitoring the security situation in the towns of Lagonglong and Balingasag,

both in Misamis Oriental, where the NPA rebels have been active lately. Commission on Elections Northern Mindanao Director Renato Magbutay said 2,554,776 voters will troop to 1,905 voting centers located in 8,105 clustered precincts across the provinces of Misamis Occidental, L anao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin and Bukidnon provinces. Magbutay said some 4,200 candidates are contesting the 2,320 positions for barangay chairmen across Northern Mindanao. In Lanao del Norte, some 962 candidates are fighting for the positions of chairman or Punong Barangay in 932 barangays. For barangay kagawads, the Comelec said some 6,175 have filed their certificates of candidacies. “You can image how intense is the campaigning. Right now we are keeping our fingers crossed because the incidents reported are only minor like stone throwing,” Magbutay said. (With reports)

9 elementary schools in high risk locations

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

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

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

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

Please submit application letter, comprehensive resume with 2x2 ID picture to: DN DISTRIBUTIONS CENTER, INC. DN DISTRIBUTIONS CENTER, INC. – CDO BRANCH – BUTUAN BRANCH HR Manager, Ralav Corp., 710 San Jose Sts., Butuan City email:

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Surigaonons chip in for relief of quake-stricken areas in Bohol, Cebu SURIGAO City––Surigaonons from all walks of life have chipped in to help fund relief efforts for earthquakestricken areas in Bohol and Cebu. Willie Gan, president of the Surigao Chamber of

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around 11:30 p.m. A convoy of Army tanks and fire trucks managed to reach the school before dawn Tuesday and found it partially damaged. Nothing was however left of the books stored in the school, reports said. “The suspects used dried coconut leaves to set off the fire. This is definitely an election-related violence,” said Lt. Col. Daniel Ibon, commanding officer of the Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade. The incident is the first election-related violence monitored by authorities in the province in the coming barangay elections on Monday. Paitao said they are also monitoring the situation in six other towns in Lanao del Norte, namely, Tangkal, Munai, Poona Piagapo, Salvador, Nunungan and Tagoloan. Supt. Danilo Pelisco, PNP Region 10 operations chief, said they have put

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DepEd’s New Curriculum for Global Competitiveness By Ruelyn M. Paderog School In-charge / Kalacapan National High School

Quality education has been a battle cry for many years. When in fact, this is one of the common topics for debates on how to make Philippine Education to be globally competitive. Is the new curriculum the answer to our outcry for excellence in education? Is the new adventure in educational enterprises will be the solution in making public education to be internationally competitive? Curriculum in the Philippine Education has been continuously evolving in order to cope with the changing demands of time. On the other hand, we need to update the standard of instructions suited to the needs of our learners. It is in the administration of his Excellency President Semeon Benigno Aquino III is realized the dream of globalizing our education and adapt the 12 basic educational system which is tantamount to the international system of basic education. Finally, the dream of every Filipinos has come to realize yet in the process of striving in order to reach our goals. Indeed, we are initially successful with our implementation. The K to 12 curriculum is really an answer to the problem that we are facing today particularly the shortage number of years in basic education in the country. With this, we are equating our educational system in the globe which is 12 basic years in education. In the new curriculum Kindergarten is compulsory to all five year-old before enrolling grade school. Six years in the elementary, four years in the Junior High School and Two years for Senior High School making it 12 years basic education which is equivalent to the global systems of education. On the other hand, Grade 11 and 12 focus on specialization. Students may choose a specific field of specialization such as: Entrepreneurship, Vocational-Technological Courses and College Preparatory Courses. If students opted not to continue college education after 2 years training in Voc-Tech they will be ready for the job using the TESDA Certificate they obtained during their Senior High School Curriculum. Meaning that after the training they will be ready for work not only in our country but as well as around the globe. Nevertheless, students are then ready for employment since they are equipped with the skills required in the global market. With its two years implementation of this new curriculum it has generated an optimistic outcomes in Philippine Education. The use of Mother Tongue-Based and Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) make the curriculum simple and easy to understand with the pupils particularly in Grade –I and Grade-II. Moreover, teachers felt that using the mother tongue instructions are made very easy, pupils are interested and participative in the lessons. Using the local languages in teaching it help the pupils learned fast in reading as well as in the academic. Therefore, with this new venture in educational endeavor we are confident that Philippine Education conformed the global standards yet produce quality graduates equipped the skills necessary in the field of work. Department of Education hopes that with this new curriculum we will make Philippine Education more advance and competitive. Finally, we should work together for the realization of this colossal dreams thus making our country’s education highly recognized worldwide.

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DSWD, DILG, COMELEC caution public from ‘Epals’ CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) caution the public, particularly those under the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program from electoral candidates who are using the Program for their political advancements. DSWD is reminding the program beneficiaries that only the Department can enlist them to and de-list

them from Pantawid Pamilya based on their compliance to the set conditions of the program. Having forged a tripartite memorandum of agreement last October 1, 2013, DSWD, DILG and COMELEC are implementing the “Bawal ang Epal Dito” (BAED) Campaign to ensure that the implementation of Pantawid Pamilya during elections and campaign period is free from political influence and manipulation. The BAED aims to re-

solve electoral-related grievances as well as sanctions to be taken for reported individuals validated to have acts of misdemeanor during the campaign and election period in line with the implementation of the Pantawid Pamilya. As agreed, DILG and COMELEC shall not only provide guidelines on how the grievances or complaints can be acted upon, especially where such cases fall under the election offense cases, but they shall also conduct fact-finding in-

vestigation or preliminary investigation as the case may be, when such complaints or grievances are filed appropriately in its jurisdiction and prosecute the same. DSWD encourages the public to report their complaints and grievances to the nearest DSWD, DILG and COMELEC offices with regard to political influence and manipulation to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries during election and campaign periods. (CPT/ RTP/PIA10)

Muslim and Christian residents receive 2-kilo beef packs from the Lanao del Norte LGU represented here by ViceGovernor Ma. Cristina Atay (2nd L-R) and some provincial officials during the celebration of Korban Festival on October 17, 2013. (PIO-LDN)

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Congratulations to CLIMBS for becoming a billionaire insurance service provider to all cooperatives in the country, and our salute to its officers ““ who have doggedly moulded a fledgling organization into a viable, service-oriented grassroots insurance institution.”


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outed as the most progressive micro and more than 1 million members who own insurance provider, CLIMBS, or COOP these cooperatives. Life Insurance and Mutual Benefit Today, CLIMBS is a billionaire insurance Services, is now the most progressive co- company in assets. It owns properties worth operative doing micro insurance service in millions of pesos in Cagayan de Oro City the Philippines, thereby helping greatly and has just completed construction of a the country’s economy. 5-storey commercial complex in a prime This was the pronouncement of Insurance area of the city. It has offices in the cities Commission(IC) Comissioner Emmanuel of Makati, Davao, Cebu, Naga, Baguio and Feleciano Dooc, in his keynote address dur- Iloilo. ing the CLIMBS’ General Assembly at the Kudos to the prime movers of CLIMBS, Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu recently. from its founders to its present officers who The IC commissioner noted that of the were behind the gigantic achievements. As 7.8 million people covered by micro insur- one observer pointed out, CLIMBS’ high ance in the country today, 1.7 million or 22 stature today owes to the tenacity of its leadpercent is with CLIMBS. ers such as the likes of Fermin L. Editorial CLIMBS is a composite insurGonzales, president and CEO, and ance cooperative owned by more than 2,000 Judge Esperanza Garcia, incumbent chaircooperative primaries and federations na- man, and all of its officers whose dynamic, tionwide. It is the only insurance company aggressive and result-oriented leadership that is owned and operated 100% by Filipino and management style sustained the rise of cooperatives throughout the country. CLIMBS. “They have doggedly moulded a As insurance provider, it provides services fledgling organization into a viable, servicesuch as Life Insurance, Property Insurance oriented grassroots insurance institution.” and Health Care Plans to cooperatives and its Not to be discounted is the support of members. It is quite heartening to note that cooperatives throughout the country, the CLIMBS is steadily reaching its ultimate goal, participation of their open-minded leaders, and -that is-, to advocate a well-integrated and the loyalty of its members who always financial system where Cooperative Insur- seek common grounds to achieve the best for ance, Cooperative Banks and Cooperative the Cooperatives Sector. These are factors Primaries and Federations will be united that brought CLIMBS to its present status. to harness the potential of cooperativism As CLIMBS continues to forge mutual as active prime-mover in nation building. cooperation with coops, coop banks and From a humble beginning, since 1971, coop federations, we wish, that from you, CLIMBS has been sustaining its climb the best is yet to come for a truly dynamic through a high level of growth and strength, integrated cooperative financial system in expanding its coverage and diversifying the country! CONGRATULATIONS! as the whole of services to the nation’s cooperative sector. It efficiently provided services to the insur- the Philippines join you in the observance ance needs of more than 800 cooperatives of the cooperative month.

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Because of politics It has been reported that boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao is financially not liquid anymore and that his forthcoming fight is no longer for the honor and prestige that go with it but to recoup the money he lost to gambling and other vices including his foray in politics. The first time I read about this I immediately told myself this is not farfetched. If you want to lose your fortune like a bubble, then gamble to the delight of your heart and join politics. And since Pacquiao is reportedly now addicted to gambling and is in politics, chances are the nasty rumors about his having lost his wealth are true. Pacquiao’s friends are reported saying that the world famous eight-division boxing champion is so hooked to gambling and is losing millions of pesos to the casino and cockpit arenas. Poor guy! He literally risked his life by earning the millions of money he now has and he will just let his hard earned money slip his hands to gambling? I thought the guy has transformed his life already that is why he is now a bible-carrying messenger of God. I even saw him just recently on television sharing his new found faith

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II to a gathered group inside one of the studios of one of the country’s leading networks. Are all those bible verse quoting that he did during his talk just for show just like the piety of jailed businesswoman Janet LimNapoles, the alleged brains behind the P10 billion pork barrel fund scam. Did Napoles not maintain a stable of priests in one of her numerous plush houses in a plush subdivision in Makati apparently for the purpose of appeasing herself that what she was doing pleased God? Did the priests not come out attesting to the fact how their benefactress had been very kind to them? And did they not publicly proclaim Napoles to be an upright businesswoman? If she is upright, why is she in jail now? And why is she being ostracized even by her friends because of what is said to be her business which is to allegedly pocket in connivance with elective

and appointive public officials public funds such as the congressional pork barrel fund and the Malampaya fund and even the fund of the Disbursement Acceleration Program? Others call it karma. But whatever it may be, what is clear is that living a twofaced life, one that is good on one side and evil on the other, is not looked with favor by the Omnipotent One. If it is true that while Pacquiao proclaims to have been transformed by God like the way Saul of Tarsus was transformed into becoming Paul the Evangelist of the Good News about Jesus, but at the same time lives a life full of vices, he will surely be made to reap what he is sowing. If by joining politics Pacquiao thinks he can recoup his loses in gambling, he is terribly wrong. Politics in the Philippines is very expensive and because of this many politicians have gone bankrupt. I personally

know of a good number of politicians who lost all their fortune to politics. Pacquiao at this point must have realized already about this indisputable fact in regard our politics. He must have known now that since he can only win by flooding the electorate with money, he had to literally flood the electoral process with money to ensure his victory. And he must have accepted with so much disdain the truth that a politician in our country must spend his money on a daily basis even after the elections. There are the numerous people hanging around the politician’s house that have to be fed. There are those constituents and even non-constituents of his also who come to seek financial assistance for real or imagined problems. For a number of years now I have been working for politicians on varying capacities and I know how expensive it is to be a politician in our country. I could not even totally blame our politicians why they have become corrupt. They are because the people push them to the wall to become such. Those who maintained their dignity intact while being in politics were sent by the people themselves to the dustbin of history. Why? They could not satisfy their incessant asking See POLITICS, page 11

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F resh G ospel of the day: L u k e 1 2 : 5 4 59(October25, 2013-Friday) Luke 12:54-59-And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, [as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite: Jesus criticized the people for being blind to the presence of Jesus in their midst. In John9:1-2-there is really physically blind but on the other side, there is also blind spiritually. In Mark 8:17-And when Jesus knew [it], he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Are you blind? Jesus reminds us to open our eyes for the truth. In Hebrews 12:2-Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Look at Jesus Christ in your hearts since He is dwelling but not recognized: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

Coal plant is a source of dreadful pollutants Yesterday, we wrote about the findings of the Union of Concerned Scientist that coal-fired power plants are the top sources of carbon dioxide emissions. Studies have shown that carbon dioxide is the primary cause of global warming. What are the other aggregates of carbon dioxide that coal fired power plants emit? Most of us might say : “Well, it is carbon dioxide and carbon dioxide is simply carbon dioxide.” So, what’s the fuzz? The Union of Concerned Scientist argued that carbon dioxide is the mother of other harmful pollutants. The concerned scientist said that coal plants are the leading source of Sulfur dioxide’ (S02) pollution. The scientists said that “SO2 takes a major toll on public health, including by contributing to the formation of small acidic particulates that can penetrate into human lungs and be absorbed by the bloodstream.” SO2 is also the main cause of acid rain that damages crops, forest, and soils. Aside from this, SO2 turns lakes, streams and even the surrounding seabed (in case of underwater drainage pipes) into acidic. Scientists said that “an uncontrolled coal plant emits 14,100 tons of SO2 per year. A typical coal plant with emissions controls, including flue gas desulfurization (smokestack scrubbers), emits 7,000 tons of SO2 per year.” Perhaps, the existing coal-fired power, the STEAG Power Plant in Villanueva, might have violated installation of appropriate anti-pollution devices in its plant. Perhaps, in its initial stage of operation, STEAG proudly said that its coal plant

has the most advance anti-pollution equipment in the country. Yet, after almost a decade in operation, one could not but suspected that STEAG’s anti-pollution plant practices might have changed these days. We are w r it i ng Cris Diaz about STEAG since nob o dy is c e r t ai n whether STEAG really operates according to sound environmental practices today. Actually, no coal plant elsewhere and around the world could claim that its operation is environmentally safe. If any coal plant company makes such claim, such claim is nothing but an institutional falsehood. It is not surprising if an aspiring coalfired power stakeholder would claim that their coal plant is environmentally safe. Who would agree to such claim? Of course, the first to agree with such falsity are usually public officials -- for obvious reason. For those who have doubts, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez of Misamis Oriental might have an answer. Certainly, Pelaez could answer on why an elected official “like him” would suddenly support the operation of the coal-fired power plant in the province. Apart from being the source of Cabon dioxide and Sulphuric oxide, the coal-fired power plant is also a major source of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), another deadly pollutant. React: crisguardian@

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AMBOANGA City––The SeaBased Anti-Trafficking Task Force (SBATTF) here on Monday intercepted and rescued separately four women who are victims of human trafficking. Chief Insp. Alexander L o r e n z o, c h i e f o f t h e Philippine C enter on Tr a n s n a t i o n a l C r i m e

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“We are happy because in our hearts, we feel the love of God,” Bishop dela Cruz said as he asked the people if they feel the same. The flock responded with a resounding “yes” and applause. “Today is significant because the Universal Church celebrates World Mission Sunday as we celebrate our Golden Jubilee as a Prelature,” he added. He said the theme, “Renewing the local Church of Basilan through faith and mission” is timely and relevant as the entire Catholic Church still observes the Year of Faith all over the Universal Church. Dela Cruz

and the other two at the lo cal p or t. Lorenzo said three of them are f rom L aguna and the fourth one, who is a former overseas Filipino worker (OFW), is f rom Olongap o. Lorenzo learned from the victims that they were recr uited to work

as domestic help ers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia with a monthly Salar y of $400. He said the victims have undergone training in preparation for t heir employment and had signed contract but were not given a copy. He said the y were

given P21,000 fare and were made to travel via the Zamboanga-Malaysia route and will be met by someone in Sandakan that will take them to their destination. He said no recr uiter was arrested w hen the vic tims were res c ued. The y were t a ken to

the center for displaced p ers ons of the Depar tm e n t o f S o c i a l We l fare and D e velopment (DSWD) after they have given statements to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CID G), L orenzo said. A report from the MindaNe ws

shared that Pope Francis has urged the faithful “to remain steadfast in their faith and seek new ways of evangelization” as he lamented many Christians have not only left the church but also lost the faith. “Pop e B ene dic t XVI wanted us, not only through our prayer but through new means of evangelization, new means of proclaiming the good news so that these people might strive to come back with the grace of God and because of our witnessing to the joy of being Christians,” he said. The bishop also asked the faithful to renew oneself, saying that “it is our belief on Jesus, our belief on the Holy Trinity and our faith that drive us to do mission.”

“And our mission is to proclaim the Good News of the Lord,” he stressed. The former Bishop also recalled the many challenges that the Catholics and the church in Basilan have been confronted with through the years. He recounted that at the height of kidnappings and killings of Christians, many foreign missionaries were forced to leave their mission in Basilan. Unfortunately, even local priests and lowly Christian civilians are not spared from being kidnapped. The Mindanao War of the 70’s shattered the prelature’s dream of Christians and Muslims living peacefully side by side. This was aggravated by the kidnapping of a Spanish Claretian priest

in 1987 who had devoted many years of his priestly life in Basilan, attending to the spiritual needs of Christians and the economic needs of the poor Muslims. Bishop Romulo de la Cruz became the Prelate Ordinar y of B asilan in 1989 upon the retirement of Bishop Querexeta. He arrived at the height of Islamic Fundamentalism and the Abu Sayyaf, a violent fundamentalist armed group. One Franciscan brother and a Claretian priest were kidnapped in 1992 and 1993 respectively. Father Cirilo Nacorda was kidnapped on June 8, 1994 and released three months later, but not before fifteen of his companions were killed and 25 captives - who were mostly teachers and health workers - were released. Kidnap for ransom remains a genuine threat for church workers and priests in Basilan, a known stronghold of terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. But the prelature personnel - from the lay workers to the bishop – were not cowed and they stood pat

on the “no ransom policy.” This Golden Jubilee year Bishop dela Cruz cited the role of the Claretian Missionary Fathers and the first Bishop Jose Maria Querexeta in keeping the church alive. He also thanked the many religious congregations for contributing to the growth of the local church. The cathedral was packed with Catholic faithful from the different parishes namely: the St. Peter’s Parish in Lamitan City, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Look, St. Anthony de Padua Parish in Sta. Clara, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Maluso, San Vicente Ferrer Parish of Matarling, San Roque Parish of Tairan in Lantawan, Sto. Rosario Parish in Begang, San Vicente Parish of Tumajubong, Sta. Theresa de Avila quasi-parish in Cabunbata, and the Sta. Isabel de Portugal Cathedral Parish in Isabela City. The Prelature of Isabela in Basilan was created on October 12, 1963, comprising all areas within the province including Isabela City with its titular patron, the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (FPG/RVC/PIA9-ZBST)

Basilan Catholic Church turns 50

ISABELA CIT Y, Basilan – Hundreds of Catholic faithful flocked to the Sta. Isabel de Portugal Cathedral in Isabela City on Sunday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Catholic Church in Basilan. In his homily, former Basilan Prelate and now Kidapawan Bishop Romulo T. dela Cruz extolled the last line of the gospel acclamation, “Alegra kita, kay na Corazon ya sinti kita el amor del Dios (Let’s celebrate because our hearts have felt the love of God.)”

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AFFIDAVIT OF SELF ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE I, CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION of legal age, window, Filipino citizen and a resident of Bag-ong Dawis, Baroy, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and state: 1. That I am the only daughter and the sole heir of the late GREGORIO BORJA AND FELIPA SABADOQUIA who died in Lala, Lanao del Norte without any will; 2. That the said deceased, at the time of their death, left a certain real property, situated in Raw-an Baroy, Lanao del Norte and which property is more particularly described as follows, to wit: OCT NO. (P-280)-279 Lot No. 1971, Pls-13

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3. That no personal properties are involved in this self adjudication. 4. That to the best knowledge and information of the affiant, the said deceased left no debts. 5. That a true copy of this self adjudication will be published once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation. 6. That pursuant to the pertinent provisions of the Revised Rules of Court, the undersigned being of legal age, and with full capacity to contract, hereby by these presents declare and adjudicate, as it is hereby adjudicated into herself the above mentioned property. Witnesseth further that: 7. I, CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION, for and in consideration of the sum of Fifty Thousand Pesos (P50,000) by these presents to hereby SELL, TRANSFER, and CONVEY, absolutely unconditionally, unto SPS. JOSE SEBIAL AND EUFRONIA SEBIAL also of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Sto Nino Village, Baroy, Lanao del Norte their heirs and assigns, portion of the above mentioned property containing a total area of 19,623 square meters, together with all the improvements thereon, situated in Raw-an Baroy, Lanao del Norte free from all liens and encumbrances: IN WITNESS Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 23rd day of October 2013 hereat Baroy, Lanao del Norte. (Sgd.) SPS. JOSE SEBIAL AND EUFRONIA SEBIAL (Sgd.) CECILIA BORJA ENCARNACION Vendee Heir-vendor Witness: 1. __________________ 2. ______________________ ACKNOWLEDGMENT REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE ) S.S. MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY ) X-------------------------x BEFORE ME, this October 23, 2013 in the Municipality of Baroy, Province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, personally appeared the above named persons, known to me to be the same person who executed the foregoing instrument, and they acknowledged to me that the same is their free act and deed. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my notarial seal, the day, and place above written. Doc. No. 339 Page No. 70 Book No. I Series of 2013

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In its desire to provide its existing customers with even better service and at the same time address the city’s fast growing demand for water, COWD intends to pursue its NRW reduction program and expansion projects. For these to be realized and brought to completion, it is necessary for COWD to implement the rates adjustment approved by the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) per Board of Trustees Resolution No. 84 dated June 17, 2011. However, putting the welfare and interest of the water consumers in mind, the approved 30% water rates October 24, 2013adjustment of adjustment shall be implemented on a staggered basisDate: with an initial 10% starting on November 1 this year. This adjustment will merely cover for the In its desire to provide its existing customers with even better service and at the same time address the city’s fast inflation of the cost of all consumables used in its operations like fuel, power and growing demand for water, COWD intends to pursue its NRW reduction program and expansion projects. For these to be materials which have increased over years the since 2007 when COWD last realized and brought to completion, it is necessary for COWDthe to implement rates adjustment approved by the Local implemented a rates(LWUA) adjustment. Water Utilities Administration per Board of Trustees Resolution No. 84 dated June 17, 2011. However, putting the welfare and interest of the water consumers in mind, the approved 30% water rates adjustment shall be implemented on This theadjustment minimum charge ofNovember residential/government accounts from a staggered basisbrings with an initial of 10% starting on 1 this year. This adjustment will merely cover P168 for the cubic meters to P184.80. Succeeding adjustments will be for the inflation of thefirst cost often all consumables used in its operations like fuel, power and materials which have increased over the years since when COWD last implemented a rates adjustment. carried out on2007 February 1, 2014 and May 1, 2014. This brings the minimum charge of residential/government accounts from P168 for the first ten cubic meters to P184.80. Succeeding adjustments be carried out on February 2014consumption and May 1, 2014. month of November 2013 New waterwillrates applicable for 1,the and Newto water applicable for the consumption month of November and to as be billed effective December 1, 2013 berates billed effective December 1, 2013 shall 2013 then be follows: shall then be as follows:






Meter Size

Minimum Charge

Residential/ Government

½” 184.80 ¾” 295.65 1” 591.35 1 ½” 1,478.40 2” 3,696.00 3” 6,652.80 4” 13,305.60 Commercial/ ½” 369.60 Industrial ¾” 591.30 1” 1,182.70 1 ½” 2,956.80 2” 7,392.00 3” 13,305.60 4” 26,611.20 B. YOUNGSVILLE SUBDIVISION

Commodity Charges 11-20 cu.m

21-30 cu.m

31-40 cu.m

41-50 cu.m

Over 50 cu.m

25.85 25.85 25.85 25.85 25.85 25.85 25.85 51.70 51.70 51.70 51.70 51.70 51.70 51.70

26.95 26.95 26.95 26.95 26.95 26.95 26.95 53.90 53.90 53.90 53.90 53.90 53.90 53.90

28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 28.20 56.40 56.40 56.40 56.40 56.40 56.40 56.40

29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40

29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 29.70 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40 59.40



Residential/ Government

Commercial/ Industrial

Meter Size

½” ¾” 1” 1 ½” 2” 3” 4” ½” ¾” 1” 1 ½” 2” 3” 4”

Minimum Charge 204.80 327.65 655.35 1,638.40 4,096.00 7,372.80 14,745.60 409.60 655.30 1,310.70 3,276.80 8,192.00 14,745.60 29,491.20

Commodity Charges 11-20 cu.m

21-30 cu.m

31-40 cu.m

41-50 cu.m

Over 50 cu.m

27.85 27.85 27.85 27.85 27.85 27.85 27.85 55.70 55.70 55.70 55.70 55.70 55.70 55.70

28.95 28.95 28.95 28.95 28.95 28.95 28.95 57.90 57.90 57.90 57.90 57.90 57.90 57.90

30.20 30.20 30.20 30.20 30.20 30.20 30.20 60.40 60.40 60.40 60.40 60.40 60.40 60.40

31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40

31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 31.70 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40 63.40

We hope that our valued customers and the general public will be guided accordingly.

We hope that our valued customers and the general public will be guided COWD MANAGEMENT accordingly.

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DSWD 11 plans core shelters for Typhoon Pablo victims

DAVAO CITY -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development will be giving away core shelters to residents of provinces hardest hit by typhoon Pablo on December 4, 2013, the first year anniversary of the disaster. Maria Elena Labrador, chief of the Institutional Development Division of the DSWD 11 and focal person on shelter on TS Pablo revealed the ongoing construction targeting 24,000 core shelters for Davao Oriental, 28,747 core shelters in Compostela Valley and 33 core shelters in New Corella, as part of the effort to bring back the resilience among affected communities. She said their agency initially set to give away all core shelters during the Christmas season, but the construction is stalled by bidding process which is required by law, site preparation by which the integrity of the location is approved by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau and the inspection of materials by the Commission on Audit before delivery. “We are now moving from bunkhouses towards the construction of permanent core shelters for families whose houses were devastated by the storm,” Labrador said. She said the DSWD initially provided the funds for 665 units and 1,965 units in June and September, respectively for Davao Oriental. Labrador said the initial release amounted to P66,500,000 at P100,000 per unit while the second release cost P177-Million EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased ARMAN S. TANZO, who died on May 19, 2012 at Don Carlos, Bukidnon. That the said deceased at the time of his death left a certain real property situated at West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon and more particularly described as follows to wit; “A parcel of land identified with katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo Blg. P-1495 with Lot No. 2689, Pls-112, Case 2, with an area of SIX HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (631) SQUARE METERS more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and entered into by and among; 1. PELEGRINA D. TANZO, widow, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 2. JESSEL TANZO, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 3. XERXES JAMES TANZO, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; 4. ZIMBO JUHANI, of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of West Kibawe, Kibawe, Bukidnon; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate wife, children and sole heirs. As per Doc. No. 444; Page No. 91; Book No. XXV; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. VICENTE U. SERIÑA. MDN: OCT. 18, 25, & NOV. 1, 2013

at P70,000 per unit. “Monitoring is being done on the progress of the construction especially on the units that are already finished and those undergoing construction,” she said. Labrador said that out of the total 2,586 core shelters in Davao Oriental, 347 were already finished for occupancy. She s ai d t he c ore shelters will be released eventually during the C hr ist mas s e as on of 2013. Labrador said that an initial 115 core shelter-construction worth P11,500,000 at P100,000 per unit was also released for Compostela Valley followed by a second release for the construction of 1,265 at P88-Million with the corresponding amount at P70 per unit. She explained that the first download cost P100,000 per unit since it w as s ou rc e d f rom the funds of the quick response fund of the DSWD. Labrador said the second download costing P70,000 was approved by the local government units through the Task Force Pablo. Ever y core shelter has a uniform size at 23 square meters and is cast in place. The P100,000-core shelter is painted in its interior with the corresponding partition while the P70,000 core shelter is plain with no partition. S h e s t r e s s e d t h at those whose houses were totally devastated by the typhoon will benefit by owning the core shelter. (RGA/JSD/PIA-XI)

Hydropower firm cleans up rivers


TA. CRUZ, Davao del Sur – Two hundred kilograms of wastes composed of plastics and biodegradable materials were collected in Sibulan River and Talomo River during a series of river clean-ups organized by Hedcor.

“Ang pakigtambayayong namo sa Hedcor sa pagpanguha og sagbot sa kasapaan kay tungod sa among maayong relasyon sa kompanya. Isa pod sa rason mao ang pagpangandam sa mga u m a ab ot ay ng a ku s o g nga ulan arun walay baha nga mahitabo. (Our good relationship with Hedcor is the reason why we partnered with them in cleaning the river. One reason also is to prepare our riverbeds for the upcoming rainfalls to also avoid flash floods),” said Bagobo-Tagabawa tribal leader Datu Rudy Agtag

of Sibu l an , St a. C r u z , Davao del Sur. About a hundred participants from Hedcor and the host communities were given the chance to help revitalize the rivers. Armed with separate bags for waste segregation and proper disposal, volunteers clean the stretch of Sibulan River in Sta. Cruz town and Talomo River in Davao City. Hedcor vice president for Mindanao operations Rolando Pacquiao said, “The River Clean-up drive is to educate our host communities of the importance of declogging

the river from wastes. This would also benefit the operation of our power plants to avoid tripping due to waste clogging in the facilities or machine.” Ta lomo R iver fe e ds Hedcor’s five run-of-river hydropower plants which supply clean and renewable energy to Davao City. Sibulan River, on the other hand, is harnessed by the 42.5 MW Sibulan and soon, the 13 MW Tudaya Hydropower Plants. The clean-up drive has become a regular environmental initiative of the hydropower company that helps bring awareness to the community on the importance of maintaining a clean river system and protection of watershed. Aside from river cleanup, Hedcor holds EcoMarket Program where they buy household wastes from the communities.

Wastes weighing over 2000 kilograms were collected and residents get corresponding amount of money from it. The program encourages residents to properly segregate their waste and eventually benefit from it. Hedcor’s environmental initiatives range from reforestation, watershed management, bird’s house rehabilitation, farmers training and educational campaign for students and parents. A wholly-owned subsidiary of AboitizPower, Hedcor has 19 run-of-river hydropower plants in the country. The company is ISO certified for Environment Management Systems and a recipient of Department of Energy and Natural Resources’ Seal of Approval as direct result of the company’s green practices. (Hedcor)

Boys find time to play in this file photo amid the destruction caused by Typhoon Pablo in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley. (MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas)

2 quakes jolt Davao del Sur Two earthquakes of tectonic origin jolted Davao del Sur on Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The first quake occurred at 4:53 a.m. and had a magni-

tude of 5.1. Its epicenter was 50 kilometers southeast of the island town of Sarangani and had a depth of 15 km. A 3.3-magnitude quake jolted the same town at 2:29 p.m. The epicenter of the


Migrant Petitioner No. CFN 2013-004

Change of First Name In the Certificate of Live Birth of EMMA SORIANO LUMONSOD NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The public is hereby notified that EMMA LUMONSOD LIMBAGO has filed with this office a petition for change of First Name from “CONCORDIA” to “EMMA” in the certificate of Live Birth of CONCORDIA SORIANO LOMONSOD, whose parents are SANCHO J. LOMONSOD and ROSA N. SORIANO. At the expense of the petitioner, let a copy of this petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Bukidnon. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may with ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office.

temblor was 121 kilometers southwest of the island town of Sarangani, and had a depth of 108 km. There were no reports of immediate casualties or aftershocks.

For Wednesday alone, Phivolcs had recorded nine aftershocks as of 1:28 p.m. around Bohol where a 7.2-magnitude quake devastated the province and Cebu last Oct. 15.

Republic of the Philippines Municipality of Mambajao Province of Camiguin AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF HEIRS I, Nilo C. Chan, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Baylao, Mambajao, Camiguin after being duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say: That I am one of the heirs of our deceased auntie Conchita T. Cuyam together with my brother and sister Oscar Chan and Fe Chan-Cabonce; That our deceased auntie Conchita T. Cuyam died single and without any issue, neither did she leave a will; That having no creditor who might have any interest of our auntie’s estate, we hereby adjudicate unto ourselves her deposit with the Landbank of the Philippines-Camiguin branch there being no other heirs entitled to succeed to her properties; That I execute this affidavit for and in my behalf and in behalf of my brother Oscar Chan and sister Fe Chan-Cabonce who are also entitled to inherit from that bank deposit. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 23rd day of October 2013 at Mambajao, Camiguin.


(Sgd.) NILO C. CHAN Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME this 23rd day of October 2013 at Mambajao, Camiguin, Philippines.

(Sgd.) EDNA V. GONZALES Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: OCT. 18 & 25, 2013

The quake has claimed close to 200 lives and injured hundreds. It also damaged or toppled down Spanish era churches, roads, houses and other structures. (MindaNews)

MDN: OCT. 25, Nov. 1 & 8, 2013

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was issued by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) last Sept. 12 but took effect Oct. 16. The BFAR defines libaliba as “an active fishing gear which consists of a conical net with a pair of wings, the ends of which are connected to a rope embedded with buri, plastic strips, sinkers or any similar materials to serve as scaring/herding device and hauled through a mechanical winch or by manpower.” The practice is banned because “it destroy coral reefs, sea grass beds and other fishery marine habitats,” BFAR noted. Violators shall be imprisoned from 2 to 10 years and fined from P100,000 to P500,000. “They must implement the order to stop the continuing destruction,” Anino said. MindaNews tried to contact several times the BFAR regional office in Surigao City but regional director but Nerio Casil is reportedly on travel in Davao City attending a conference. MindaNews also tried to contact the PNP-Maritime Office also in Surigao City but its regional director, Edgard Cuanan, is also in Davao for a conference. Tinty Irreberre, a resident in Cantilan, said that he recalls how they campaigned against the operations of liba-liba fishing in the 1990s. He said their effort was brought to national attention when a giant television network came to town and made a story on the rampant liba-liba fishing, which he noted remains unabated up to now.

Datahan said. Initial investigation disclosed that Ranin has a PLDT “access control pass” as an authorized PLDT contractor. Daniel Valbuena, PLDT’s outside plant technical man, said that Ranin was not a PLDT employee. He said that the “pass” was issued only to authorized PLDT contractors. Fernando Vincent Dy, MISORTEL supervisor, said that Ranin’s group was the main suspect in cable thefts that have adversely affected the operations of the local telecommunication companies here. He said that MISORTEL has recorded seven cable thefts totalling 350 meters of cable wires, including an expensive main cable worth P 2,300 per meter or a total cost of P 700,000 in September alone. Valbuena also told police that some of the 50 meter cable wire with an estimated value of P 150,000, recovered from the suspects was owned by the PLDT. The local telecommunication companies had expressed alarm over widespread cable wire theft here in the past saying the sudden cutoff of telephone communication has adversely affected the operations of businessmen and the local economy. Datahan said that both Dy and Valbuena has filed charges against Ranin and two other companions with cable theft and economic sabotage here. He said that the recovered cable wires, the truck, and other equipment were submitted as evidences. from page 7


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Barroso then said that the traffic congestion along Alubijid-Laguindingan was temporary pending the completion of the project. She said that with the completion of the Alubijid road upgrading, the commuting public and those that catch flights at the Laguindingan Airport would not enjoy the comfort of traveling along the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Highway.

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a leader of the Nagkahiusang Mananagat Para sa Kalambuan Nan Ayoke (NAGMAKAAYO or United Fishermen for the Development of Ayoke, a village in Isla General), said he was happy with the report that there will be a ban on libaliba but was dismayed to know that the operations continue. “We thought there would be a raid on these boats but they still are still doing what they do as usual,” he lamented. Fisheries Administrative Order 246 titled “Banning the Operation of Danish Seine and Modified Danish Seine in Philippine Waters”

for financial assistance for whatever need. The people on the ground don’t really care that what is shared to them by their politicians are proceeds from corruption. What matters to them is the politician’s ability to respond favorably to their requests for help. I personally know of a member of the Lower House representing one of the congressional districts in Mindanao several years back who would not visit the district unless that solon has at least P500,000. This is the unfortunate situation that Pacquiao voluntarily, freely put himself into. Gambling and politics are the surefire formula to impoverish one’s self here in the Philippines. Into these formulas that Pacquiao boxed himself in. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.

Team MPG: Relief operations goes to Bohol By PJTremedal, Correspondent

Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental – Led by Municipal Mayor Michael Paciol Gutierrez together with his Team MPG and the Sangguniang Bayan under the leadership of Vice Mayor Jay Bergado jointly prepares some relief goods and share some financial support to the victims of the recent 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hits the island province of Bohol. As told to Mindanao Daily News, Mayor Gutierrez relates that when he recently visited Maribojoc town and met with Municipal Mayor Leoncio Evasco who tells him what really happened and implement rescue and relief efforts but unfortunately he needs more help from friends, associates, the League of Municipalities and the Aquino government. Seeing Maribojoc, once a beautiful town of Bohol and one of its Tourist Destination was devastated by the earthquake, immediately Mayor Gutierrez calls his office to prepare some relief goods and anything that can be used for the people of Maribojoc. Last October 23, the Mayor has also called on to his Legislative Department to prepare a Municipal Resolution to help and support thru a Relief Operations the people of Maribojoc, the mayor added that they will personally conducts a relief operation with his Team MPG on October 29. Bohol was lately devas-

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Funds For The Purpose,” Villar cited the absence of an ambitious government program that takes care of the mass of secondary level graduates. Villar said her proposed measure targets high school graduates who want to pursue higher education but fail to do so since they are poor. “For this reason, the bill on student financial assistance program is introduced to provide education assistance to secondary graduates who, because of poverty or financial difficulties, could not pursue higher education,” said the new senator. Villar said the educational assistance program is designated for students of financially disadvantaged families. She said it is intended more as an economic aid rather than a merit award. Section 1 of SBN 298 said there shall be a student financial assistance program in the collegiate level to poor but deserving students to be administered by an appropriate body to be determined by the Commission on Higher Education.

Employees of the LGU Lopez Jaena with the instruction of Mayor Michael Gutierrez seen busy preparing for relief operation to be personally delivered to Maribojoc, Bohol by Team MPG together with the locality’s DSWD, Sangguniang Bayan Members and the Municipal Mayor himself. Photo below shows DILG/MGLOO Luzviminda Encencio and SP Secretary Ted Namocatcat a Rescuer himself and in-charge of the town’s MDRRMC helps in the preparation for the said relief Operations. photo by mae patrecio eduque

to help and support the relief operations of Lopez Jaena and I thank the people of Lopez Jaena in their support for this humanitarian endeavor” Mayor Guiterrez said. Late Last week on his 100 Days Accomplishment Report to people of Lopez Jaena, the Mayor stressed that without the support of Lopez Jaenons he cannot make it alone in running the local governance. “Leadership by example is my call in the development of Lopez Jaena into a progressive town”He said.

tated by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which Philvocs said came from an unknown fault with tectonic origin 2 kms southeast of the town Carmen, as of this writing, 5 Historical churches , houses, buildings, roads and bridges were damage, casualties both dead and injured is now increasing and even the famous Bohol’s Chocolate Hills suffered landslides according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council and facts and figure from the Office of Civil Defense Visayas Region.

Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Bayan of Lopez Jaena released some P250-T funds to buy relief goods like rice, noodles, and other food products. Residents whose origin came from Bohol also donated some used clothing’s, and financial help to augment the local government initiative in support to the Mayors Call in conducting a relief operations “MPG: Operation Tabang para sa Bohol” for the people of Maribojoc. “I donated P52, 000 pesos from my pocket to buy canned goods for the Relief

The term “economically disadvantaged but deserving students” who are qualified under this program shall mean those students of underprivileged families falling below the poverty line, as determined by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), who are able and willing to continue and finish a degree course. Villar, who has been advocating for education, said the beneficiaries under this program shall be entitled to a reasonable monthly stipend depending on costs of living in a particular educational institution, free tuition, book allowance and other miscellaneous fees to be determined by the administering agency. She said CHED, in consultation with the Department of Education, is authorized under the proposed measure, to formulate the rules and regulations to implement this Act. In filing the bill, Villar cited the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines which provides that the State shall establish and maintain a system of scholarship grants, student loan programs, subsidize and other incentives which shall be available to deserving students on both public and

private schools, especially all burning candles before to the underprivileged. going to sleep. 4. If a burning candle flickers or emits a lot of from page 1 smoke, it is best to replace known to have any nega- it with a new one. If possible do not use candles to tive health effects. The FDA also said that look for lost things at night, smokes or scents emitted especially when looking in by candles are not known the closet. It is more safe to to trigger allergies in hy- use a flashlight. (FDA/RJB/ JEG/PIA-NCR) persensitive persons. Candles made from beeswax are also considered safe, from page 4 according to FDA. this catastrophic event. The FDA advises the public to consider the fol- Seeing people rebuilding lowing safety measures their lives through your help is a great work of when using candles: 1. Well-made candles life,” Ga said. Jun Clerigo, president do not emit smoke when burning properly, but it of Rotary Club of Metro is always good and safe to Surigao, said their group remember to burn candles have also been collecting donations for t his in a well-ventilated area. 2. Candle is a safe purpose. The same effort is repproduct, but the public is reminded to exercise safety licated by t he Sur igao precautions when burning Runners Club and t he candles. Burning candles Facebook group Surigashould never be left unat- onon Ako. The different churches tended, making sure to keep them out of the reach of under the Diocese of Surigao had received donapets and children. 3. FDA also reminds tions which had already the public to never burn been sent to the affected candles near articles that areas, according to Bishop easily catch fire. Do not Antonieto Cabahug. Surigao del Nor te burn candles all the way down to the bottom. Keep Governor Sol F. Matugas burning candles as night said she planned to give light while sleeping and P200,000 for the two most make sure to extinguish devastated towns in Bohol.



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CLIMBS is most progressive micro insurance provider -IC I NSUR A NCE Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc, has declared that CLIMBS is now the most progressive cooperative doing micro insurance service in the Philippines.

Atty. Dooc articulated his observation in his keynote address during the CLIMBS' General Assembly at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City last April 26, 2013. The IC commissioner

noted that of the 7.8 million people covered by micro insurance in the country today, 1.7 million or 22 percent is with CLIMBS. He said CLIMBS is helping the countr y's economy. Since 1971, CLIMBS posted a high level of growth expanding its coverage and diversifying services to the cooperative sector. CLIMBs has beenproviding services to more than 800 cooperatives and more than 1 million members who own these cooperatives. Now worth billions in assets, CLIMBS owns properties worth millions

INSURANCE Commissioner Emmanuel F. Dooc, (2nd from left confers the citation to CLIMBs president and CEO Fermin Gonzales.

of pesos in Cagayan de Oro City and has just completed construction of a 5-storey commercial complex in a prime area

of the city. It has offices in the cities of Makati, Davao, Cebu, Naga, Baguio and Iloilo. Soon to start work

also is the P770 million 3-condominium buildings which will rise in its main office area in Bulua, Cagayan de Oro.

The CLIMBS Main Building in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro

CLIMBS Commercial building is Tiano-Pacana Sts.

P770-M condo to start soon

CLIMBS is now preparing to start works on the construction of the P770 million pesos three condominium buildings in the same area where its main office is located, at Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City. CLIMBS President and CEO Fermin L. Gonzales said his proposal was approved with no serious objection by the General Assembly last April 27, 2013 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. Gonzales said CLIMBS had earlier purchased a 1,798 square meter lot adjacent to its present in Barangay Bulua for Php2.7 million. He said initial estimate indicated that the project would cost around Php 200 million. Gonzales said real estate and building construction is now the “sunshine” industry in Cagayan de Oro. While admitting that CLIMBS expertise is

still with insurance, Gonzales said diversification is necessary in order to make use of the funds of cooperatives that are being deposited in commercial banks, which are the ones making use of the money. To fasttrackthe project, Gonzales said CLIMBS will tap at least 20 CLIMBS affiliate coops for funding. Meanwhile, Gonzales pointed out that CLIMBS can also have a joint venture with international entities. Gonzales said the project would take five to seven years to finish and is expected to generate more income for CLIMBS. He is optimistic on the viability of the project, especially that there is a serious backlog of housing needs anywhere in the country today, aside from the fact that real estate is a sunshine industry in Cagayan de Oro City now. In implementing such project,

Gonzales also explained that CLIMBS is practically setting up a direction for the cooperative movement to be inspired of. The endeavour, he said will also create an impact to the community, as it demonstrates the capacity of a cooperative to engage in such a huge undertaking Meanwhile, Gonzales said CLIMBS is now planning to put up a training hall on its commercial building in Tiano-Pacana, that can accommodate 50 to 60 persons. The seat capacity

of the present CLIMBS Training Center, which is housed by CLIMBS Main Building in Barangay Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City is only around 30. Gonzales noted that attendance to trainings conducted in CLIMBS Training Center in Bulua, is rapidly increasing, thus the need to have a bigger space. He also said that office spaces for rent in CLIMBS Commercial building is Tiano-Pacana are now available.

CLIMBS’ GROWTH CLIMBS sustained its growth, strengthening its position in the industry, and moved on to expand by diversifying its coverage and services to cooperatives and its members. Its growth for the last five years are as follows: Assets Capital Premium Policy Holder Benefits Net Income Dividend / Patronage

2012 P 1.134B 251.97M 831.80M 417.40M 58.76M 38.13M

Experience Refunds Total Investments 649.39M Investments in Cooperatives 47.95M Investment in Income 42.51M Total Policy Holder 1,060,056 Paid Claims 415.23M

2011 P 739.31M 205.52M 568.16M 257.23M 40.58M 29.21M

444.48M 27.58M 23.79M 1,010,708 252.66M

2010 P484.85M 180.88M 353.57M 152.01M 31.50M 22.64M

2009 P331.24M 153.86 M 247.47M 86.06M 24.64M 17.74M

237.18M 38.99M 28.53M 811,788 150.85M

180.81M 18.39M 12.64M 748,186 85.22M

CLIMBS’ CSR focused on Disaster Alarm System President and CEO Fermin L. Gonzales said CLIMBS is set to give additional alarm system to at least two barangays in Cagayan de Oro, which were badly hit by typhoon Sendong in 2011. Last year, CLIMBS donated a similar gadget to Barangay Balulang and Macasandig, also of Cagayan de Oro. CLIMBS then allocated some 200,000 pesos for the purpose. A similar amount, Gonzales said may also be set aside this year for the setting up of the system. He added that these alarm system projects are would help people evacuate or prepare dur-

ing calamities , and minimize if not totally prevent loss of lives and property. Gonzales said also that cooperatives should provide their members with insurance coverage for their lives, properties, crops and even their health. “This is necessary because of climate change. Anytime there will be typhoon, floods and other calamities. Coop members should be protected deom force majeure,” Gonzales said. G on z a l e s a d d e d t h at CLIMBS has been offering insurance products as a response to such need and necessity.

2008 2007 2006 P236.84M P190.31M P149.74M 142.91M 119.92M 87.42M 168.15M 135.56M 106.43M 55.67M 41.22M 35.70M 10.37M 12.07M 12.68M 7.26M 8.45M 8.87M

114.43M 17.99M 6.13M 664,170 55.99M

90.24M 13.32M 4.45M 440,924 40.71M

62.34M 4.18M 5.47M 350,153 35.7M

Above is the finished and now operational alarm system(in the right side of the photo is the Macasandig Alarm System at the Police Station 9 and in the left is the Balulang Alarm System beside the HAVAS Office)

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