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Davao prelate appeals for help for typhoon victims

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AVAO City–– The Archdiocese of Davao has joined calls for help for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas areas. Monsignor Romulo Valles, DD, Archbishop of Davao, in a letter to the clergy and the Catholic faithful, appealed for more help to ease the sufferings and pains of the people in the typhoon-ravaged areas. SEE FULL STORY/p.10

Hacker of govt websites nabbed in Butuan AGENTS of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) have arrested a suspected hacker of government websites. According to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, the suspect was identified as Rodel Plasabas with the aliases “Reaper”, “anonymousbutuan” and “Anon Reaper” who was arrested Wednesday by NBI operatives in Butuan City. The arrest was made after surveillance and serving of a search warrant for violation of Republic Act 8792 or the E-Commerce Law. The suspect was online when the search warrant was issued. Initial check on his current chats indicated discussions on website hacking. Initial forensics were conducted. The suspect will be presented for inquest Thursday before the Butuan City Prosecutor’s Office. A report from the Philippine News Agency

MOA SIGNING. Stakeholders take turn to sign a giant copy of the covenant, linking them to the government effort at "Operationalizing the 'Whole-of-Nation' Approach Against Terrorism," an advocacy campaign for the Northern Mindanao Region in Hardening Terrorist Targets, a program of the Office of the Executive Secretary and under the supervision of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Waiting for his turn to sign during the program launching and MOA signing, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at N Hotel, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, is DILG 10 regional director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos (right). Mindanao Daily News photo Arjay Felicilda

‘Hardening Terror Targets’ affirmed By Cheng Ordonez Executive Editor

The Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 10 (DILG RO-10) has gathered stakeholders in the fight against terrorism in Northern Mindanao, through the hold-

ing of an activity dubbed as “Hardening Terrorist Targets,” along with the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and local government units (LGUs), Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the N Hotel, Cagayan d Oro City.

DILG 10 regional director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos said the activity is a nationwide program of the Office of the Executive Secretary, being implemented by the DILG at the regional level. Atty. Burdeos said with or without threats of terrorism, there is a need to

harden terrorism targets because terrorism comes anytime and anywhere. “The program intends to create an awareness among our people of the current and building threats all over the country, encouraging the participation of the LGUs (Local Government

Units), because they are at the forefront,” Dir. Burdeos said. Cagayan de Oro City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Graciano Mijares said the program paves the way to synchronize the coordination efforts being done by See AFFIRMED, page 11

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Dads give FDC green light to construct coal plant EDITOR: RUEL PELONE, ruel_pelone2002@yahoo.com

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By RUEL V. PELONE Managing Editor

WITHOUT opposition, seven members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental have given the Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) the “green light” to construct the 405 Megawatts coal-fired power plant in the neighboring Villanueva town. They said the project owner, FDC-Misamis Power Corporation, managed to quell their ap-

prehensions about the construction of another coal plant when the later made the presentation about the proposed project. Earlier, the lawmakers passed a resolution citing three reasons why they are opposing the construction of coal-fired power plant inside the Phividec Industrial Estate. “The resolution (Resolution no. 156, series of 2013) was prompted by concerns about the pollution and environmental hazards that the power plant will cause, the depreciation of the properties traversed by its

transmission lines, and the meager benefits that will accrue to the municipality of Tagoloan,” the lawmakers said in passing Resolution no. 18, series of 2013. In approving Resolution no. 156 on June 10, the lawmakers said allowing the construction of coal plant will make Tagoloan town suffer from “immense pollution problem.” They even cited in their resolution the warning made by an environmental group called CoalFree Central Luzon Movement (CFCLM) of an “impending air pollution catastrophe” if they

will allow the FDC to construct another coal plant in Villanueva town. They also said that Msgr. Antonio Dumaual, CFCLM chair, labeled coal power plant as the “dirtiest source of electricity.” But after the presentation made by the project owner--the FDC Misamis Power Corporation, the seven lawmakers claimed the coal plant can help boost the demand for power in Mindanao; it will create more jobs; and increase the revenues of Tagoloan town. They said the project owner

of FDC Misamis Power Corporation has assured them––and those present during the presentation––that the plant will use “clean coal technology.” The local government of Tagoloan through Resolution no. 18 has given the FDC sets of rules to follow in constructing the coal-fired power plant. First, the FDC has to strictly comply the environmental laws of Philippines; and that the FDC should undertake measures to prevent harmful effects of the plant on the Tagoloan river and its surroundings.

Church partners with govt to help ‘Yolanda’ victims By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

AGAYAN de Oro City––The Social Action Center of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro City has partnered with the city government in calling for donations to be given to victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas region. In a mass held Wednesday evening in the down-

town area of the city, volunteers called on motorists and passersby to help in their campaign to raise funds. Fr. Nathan Lerio, parish priest of the Mt. Carmel Parish, said the concerted campaign will be in the name of the city and the church when donations See VICTIMS/p.11

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lead the faithful in a mass held Wednesday evening in Cagayan de Oro City for the Typhoon Yolanda victims in the Visayas. The Social Action Center of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro City partnered with the City Government in calling for donations during the evening affair. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit


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RPN’s Talent Search captures the heart of Cagay-anons Despite the ill-effect of typhoon Yolanda, still a number of Cagay-anons went out of their homes and witnessed the Quarterly Finals of RPN’s Acappella launched singing contest at Limketkai Shopping Mall, Saturday afternoon of November 9. There were six participating groups vying to represent Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental for the national search to win One (1) Million in cash and prizes with a recording contract awaits the grand champion. The local winners who brought home cash prizes and bags of giveaways were siblings from barangay Camaman-an this city namely Vincent Jojemar, Vron Jessah and Ma. Vien Vholet Suizo, for the trio category. Bestfriends Michael Aput and Carlito Mercedes of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental bagged on the other hand the top prize for the duet category. Even the non-winning groups were not empty handed as they were also given consolation prizes. The winners for duet and trio will perform during RPN’s Christmas Party in Manila, free of expenses before joining the national contest of this talent search sometime March next year competing against the champions from other RPN provincial areas all over the country.

Local performers have joined recording star Aileen Papin in entertaining the well-numbered audience and well wishers during the event last Saturday. The panel of judges were composed of experts in the field of music.

Boses Tinig P-Noy is a project of RPN headed by its President and CEO Robert Rivera to discover local Stars in the field of acappella singing and promised to launch more talent programs to give chances to local talents.

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Surigao del Norte not ‘zero casualty’ after all; 3 killed, 16 missing, 12 rescued By Roel Catoto of MindaNews

SURIGAO City––The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Mangement Council (PDRRMC) may have spoken too soon. Super typhoon Yolanda, it turns out, did not leave Surigao del Norte with “zero casualty” as earlier announced. Three fishermen from Socorro town in Surigao del Norte, including a 13-year old boy were found dead, 16 remain missing and 12 others were rescued in different locations, police said. Police Officer 3 Ibrahim L. Adlao of the Socorro Municipal Police identified the three slain fishermen as Benjie P. Adlao, Garry Ocon and 13-year old Jeremy Ramirez of Barangay Rizal in Socorro town in Surigao del Norte. Adlao told MindaNews that 31 fishermen on board a fishing vessel and six pumpboats sailed on November 5 but their boats capsized November 8 due to strong winds brought about by Typhoon Yolanda. He said the survivors told him their boats were shattered to pieces.

Still missing are16 fisherfolk also from Barangay Rizal: Kolas G. Bato, Evyong G. Bato, Jeymark G. Bato, Gary P. Maisos, Sandy B. Rudela, Neco A. Migullas, Jorry A. Migullas, Elmer A. Angcog, Keboth A. Rudilla, Jegger A. Migullas, Jelmar A. Redulla, Dekiam Espuerta, Ogak D. Banaybanay, Payoy Macabodbod, Arciet Macabodbod, and Salud Migullas. Rescued were Loloy G. Juanite, Bongbong Rudela, Bembo P. Rudela, Sarry Rudela,Taloy B. Sarong, Opaw P. Ocon,Alvin Arcular, Norman Humaylab, Charly Maghinay, JR Ramirez, Lodie Maturan and Ronald Jualo. Adlao said the bodies of Adlao, likely a relative, and Ocon, were found floating in Tandag City in Surigao del Sur while the body of the 13year old boy, Ramirez, was found at 9 a.m. on Sunday, November 10, off General Luna in Siargao Island. Also found along with Ramirez’ body were four fishermen who survived the ordeal. On the same day, other survivors were found off Sta. Monica town in Siargao Island.

Boy and Girl Scouts and people from various groups help to pack relief goods for Yolanda survivors at the Philippine Ports Authority warehouse in Surigao City Wednesday 13 November 2013. MindaNews photo by Roel N. Catoto

Adlao said search and rescue operations were suspended on Monday when the weather bureau issued a storm signal warning and sea travel was not allowed due to the impending arrival of typhoon Zoraida. Adlao said a dozen boats are now looking for the remaining 16 missing victims.

On Novmeber 9, a day after Yolanda made landfall in Eastern Visayas, the PDRRMC announced there was “zero casualty” in the province. As of 6 a.m. November 13, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported 1,833 persons dead

; 2,623 injured; and 84 missing in Leyte, Samar and other areas across Yolanda’s path. A total of 1.38 million families or 6.9 million residents were displaced in 7,488 barangays in 41 provinces across Regions IV-A (Calabarzon), IV-B (Mimaropa), V (Bicol), VI (West-

ern Visayas), VII (Central Visayas), VIII (Eastern Visayas), X (Northern Mindanao), XI (Davao Region) and Caraga. Of this number, half a million residents (582, 303 persons or 127,833 familites), wee displaced and served in and out of evacuation centers.

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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office 10 (DOLE RO-10) is having a twin event – soft opening of its new building and signing of memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local government units (LGUs), in line with the effort to link the operation of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO) to DOLE’s National Skills Registry System (NSRS) on Friday, November 15, 2013, at its new office at Monte Carlo Building, RER Subdivision Phase I, Kauswagan National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City.

DOLE regional director Atty. Allan Macaraya said the transfer to the new office location is intended to provide better services to their clients, making functional the kind of services they offer now. Dir. Macaraya said his office is also required to comply with ISO standard, another reason they transferred from their old building in Divisoria. The new DOLE 10 building is convenient in terms of parking area, unlike the old one, he added. The ground floor of the building is occupied by the Employees Compensation Commission (ECC). The MOU signing pave s the way for the release of 19 sets of computers to various LGUs, namely, Linamon, Lanao del Norte – 4 units, El Salvador City,

Misamis Oriental – 4 units, Sugbungcogon, Misamis Occidental – 4 units, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon 5 units, and Plaridel,Misamis Occidental – 2 units. The LGUs involved have established PESO in their locality to realize the objectives of the local government to deliver quality employment to its constituents and need relevant labor market information, especially on the nature of their available workforce to effectively facilitate the employment of those unemployed and assist business establishments in sourcing qualified manpower to fill existing manpower requirements. DOLE and the participating LGUs agree to cooperate and undertake DOLE’s NSRS project, a continuing nationwide manpower skills registration with the

The new building of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 10, situated at Monte Carlo Building, RER Subdivision Phase I, Kauswagan National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. (Inset) DOLE RO-10 Regional Director Allan Macaraya. (Photo by Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor)

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Yolanda brings out the best IN the aftermath of the massive devastation that super typhoon Yolanda laid in central Philippines, the last thing that the victims expect is a cacophony of negative thoughts conveying nothing but pessimism. Sadly there is so much negativism and pessimism that we can see being peddled around by prophets of doom as if relief and rehabilitation are anchored on these vibes. It is indeed very saddening seeing fellow Filipinos here and abroad joining the fray in lambasting instead of helping find ways by which help could reach to its beneficiaries soonest time possible. Yolanda had left already leaving a wasteland on its trail and a throng of howling, crying and wailing victims but some people would rather delve on whether the people were properly prepared for the typhoon’s devastating effects. Discussions like this are admittedly needed to be undertaken so we can better cope with future calamities

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II but it should be confined in the four corners of disaster mitigation offices. Such discussions should never be in public involving people with no disaster mitigation expertise. Having public discussions on such issues will never better our ability in coping with disasters but rather bring about more disasters. Yolanda, let us not forget, is a calamity that is a class of her own. On record, it could not be compared with any calamity of her kind. In fact, after its land fall, the devastation it wreaked was compared by experts to several hydrogen bombs that the Allied forces dropped in Hiroshima, Japan during the

Second World War. It is not true that the people on Yolanda’s path were not forewarned or prepared. They were. But how can you prepare people whose houses are shanties and made of light materials? The best that you can do is by evacuating them to proverbial safer grounds which are the more sturdy structures such as churches and public buildings. But even these structures were no match to Yolanda’s winds. These structures were likewise flattened by the typhoon so what can you do? If the power barge in Estancia, Iloilo could be thrown off from the seas to drier grounds by both

the waves and the wind that Yolanda packed herself with, is there anything one can do to mitigate the typhoon’s fury? Yolanda left a trail of massive destruction to property and the environment. This is an undeniable fact. It also left scores of dead bodies of both innocent civilians and government employees and officials. This situation resulted in the seeming absence of government on the ground in the aftermath of Yolanda. This is unavoidable because government employees and officials were likewise victims of Yolanda’s wrath. It would be the height of insensitivity if we demand that these public officials give priority to other victims when they are victims themselves who may have lost their homes and loved ones as well. This is the dynamic of the situation that CNN’s Anderson Cooper and the like conveniently did not mention or did not understand when they See best, page 11

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him…” (Colossians 3:17, the Holy Bible). -oooMEDIAMEN AS YO L A N DA H E R O E S : From another angle, it is now clear that Yolanda did not only bring death and destruction in its wake. It also immortalized as heroes the men and women from media who refused to seek their own safety just so they could continue discharging their duties to inform and educate the public, even as the wrath of the super storm ravaged through Tacloban City, giving up their lives in the process. I therefore salute and pray for these colleagues who were killed in action

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio while doing their work: DYVL Aksiyon Radyo’s Allan Medino and Ronald Vinas and DYBR’s Archie Globio and Malou Realino. May God bless their souls, forgive them their sins and bring them to eternal life in His presence. I pray, too, for the families they left behind, that God will provide for them as they go through life. For Allan, Ronald, Archie, Malou, it was clear that they followed one rule that gave them the courage to challenge Yolanda’s ferocity as they performed their duties: they worked

with all their best, as if they were working for God, as 1 Corinthians 10:31 of the Holy Bible says: whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all for the glory of God. -oooWHY NO ONE IS IN CHARGE: Let us not deny it anymore. Indeed, there is no system in place in the Philippines which is mandated to take effective control when a calamity strikes. Yes, we have the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council with its counterpart councils among

local government units, the Office of Civil Defense of the Department of National Defense, the Department of Social Welfare and Development. But then, not one of them was ever effectively prepared for the kind of disaster that Yolanda brought. In fact, not one in the Philippines is ever prepared for the ever-increasing death and destruction coming from rains, floods, and strong winds. Why? Because no one seems to want, or be willing to understand (for fear of being called an idiot or a fool), that there is a spiritual dimension to all these and that, consequently, everyone, from President Aquino down to each and every barangay captain, are all clueless as to what to do. Unless we wake up See HEROES, page 11


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Of hypocrites and inept public officials IT is time for all good men to rally together to help the devastated towns in the country to rise from the rubbles of typhoon Yolanda. Yes, the clarion call to unite and pull our resources together was clear and definite. Now, the countrymen should accept the grim fact they have a sloppy government that could not act quickly in times of disasters of catastrophic magnitude. Now, everybody knows that re- Cris Diaz acting and extending assistance to disaster-stricken areas in the Philippines are a problem. The country has leaders in the national government that usually pass the buck to local officials when disasters come. In some respect, this character is acceptable. However, the story in Tacloban City in the province of Leyter and Guian in Eastern Samar was different.

Truth Special G ospel of the day: Luke12:5459(November17, 2013-Sunday) 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,

The national government knows ahead than anyone that typhoon Yolanda was a dreadful cyclone. The storm was reputed to be the world’s strongest that even the U.S. weather bureau has earlier issued warnings to people living near open seas to move back, at least, five kilometers from the shorelines. The U.S. weathermen were worrisome that aside from packing strong winds, typhoon Yolanda would lift the seas few meters above sea level. The process is known as “storm surge.” A large storm surge would deliver proximate effect similar to that of a “tsunami” (a Japanese term for big waves). What did the national government do? Technically, the nationwide alarm was the job of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. The NDRRMC should have relayed the warnings swiftly to all its counterparts in the provincial, city, and municipal level especially in the Visayas region where Yolanda was to landfall. Instead, PAG-ASA issues regular updates of

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas 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

typhoon Yolanda. The PAG-ASA updates were the basis of actions instituted by the provincial, municipal, and city disaster councils. We should know that the NDRRMC is under the Office of the President. In other words, Malacanang gets regular updates from the NDRRMC on the status and location of typhoon Yolanda. In other words, Malacanang knows that Yolanda would strike at Guian in Eastern Samar before passing through Tacloban City. President Benigno Aquino, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), has already a clear picture of the effect of Yolando. Aquino already knew that the local governments and the people in the path of Yolanda would be in a precarious situation. As Commander-in-Chief of the AFP, Aquino and members of the National Security Council should have already mapped out contingency plans in order to speedily respond to typhoon-ravaged areas in the Visayas. However, See officials, page 11

To die for THINK a minute. This is a true stor y about an American teenager named Leo Carter. Leo was from the most dangerous part of the big city of Chicago. He was only 17 years old when he saw another teenager named Elijah shoot and kill a businessman. Elijah and his gang decided to kill Leo so he could not testify against them in court. One day they caught Leo, dragged him behind a building and shot him in the head. It was a miracle that Leo

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MNLF attack is borne out of misinterpretation – Sec. Sadain

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AMBOANGA CITY – The attack of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF)– Misuari faction fighters last September was a result of their misconception on the government’s statement regarding the closure of the review of the 1996 Peace Agreement at the tripartite level, said Secretary Mehol Sadain of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (MCMF). Secretary Sadain together with Philippine government chief negotiator, Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, spoke to the media recently to get a feel of the sentiments of the people here

on the ongoing peace talks with the National Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). “What happened in Zamboanga City is not a direct result of the peace process. More probably, it’s

a result of the statement of the government that it is putting a closure to the review at the tripartite level, the one that directly impacts on the final peace agreement with the MNLF,” Sadain pointed out. Sadain explained that “the statement must have been misinterpreted because ‘closure’ does not mean abrogating or abandoning the Final Peace Agreement. In fact, implementation was supposed to go on.” The Z amboangueño l aw yer f ur t here d t hat the doable in the existing agreement would be implemented, and those which require other inter-

ventions will be discussed at a later date. Sadain added that the government relayed the closure to the Indonesian facilitators of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), negating any claims that it was done surreptitiously. Sadain also believe that the attack staged by the group of Nur Misuari was not about them being left out, ignored, nor the nonimplementation of the 1996 peace agreement. “It’s something else. And it’s something else that exists only in the mind of that particular leader,” Sadain stressed. (FPG/ MVC/PIA9-ZBST)

Farmer shot in Zamboanga Sur village hall PAGADIAN CITY – A farmer was shot and wou n d e d w h i l e on a drinking spree at a village hall in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said Tuesday. Police said Joselito Carillo, 24, was drinking with his friends when allegedly shot by Novie Catorza at Purok 2 in Gutlang village in Molave town. Investigators said the gunman used a .38-caliber revolver

and escaped after the shooting. Carillo was rushed to Salug Valley Medical Center. The attack was believed triggered by an old feud and that policemen were searching for the gunman, who lives by the next village. It was not immedi ately k now n w hy Carillo’s group was allowed to drink at the village hall which is illegal. (Mindanao Examiner)

Census and tagging set for Badjaos displaced by Zambo standoff

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The city government in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is set to conduct census and tagging of Badjao families to determine who among them were displaced by the standoff last September here. City Planning and Development Coordinator Eng’r. Rodrigo Sicat said Wednesday they have received information that

not all of the estimated 400 Badjao families staying on tents along R.T. Lim Boulevard are displaced by the standoff. “We are going to do a census and tagging because we know for a fact they increase in number after the widespread flooding. They are not displaced by the standoff and they are just there to avail free shelter and food,” Sicat said. “We need to do the census and tagging to determine

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’ a Judicial District Iligan City AIRRAH CAÑETE-HINAGDANAN, CIVIL CASE NO.2013-130 Petitioner, For: Divorce by FASKH - Versus -

where they came from,” Sicat added. He said the census and tagging will be undertaken this week by the Housing and Land Management Division, City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and DSWD. He said the city government can delineate who among them are displaced by the standoff through the census and tagging. He said those displaced by the standoff will be given assistance by the city government while those who are not will be sent home. He disclosed the city government plans to relo-

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JOSE C. HINAGDANAN JR., Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/ SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: JOSE C. HINAGDANAN Tinago, Traffic Light, Ozamis City GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on November 14, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent JOSE C. HINAGDANAN in a newspaper of genera! circulation in this City, once a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner, WHEREAS, that petitioner and respondent are Muslims and husband and wife married civil rites on October 19, 2002 at Ozainis City. WHEREAS, petitions filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P. D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more man eight (8) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by die former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent JOSE C. HINAGDANAN is hereby summoned and required to tile with this Court within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at Tuhod, Iligan City; YOU are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fell to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences cx- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, November 14, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 15, 22 & 29, 2013

R.A. Form no. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte Municipality: Sultan Naga Dimaporo -oOoNOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that CARLEEN CEDEÑO ESTENZO has filed with this office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly in her SEX\GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CARLEEN CEDEÑO ESTENZO who was born on 28 March 1993 at Karomatan now Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are WELFREDO ESTENZO and CAROLINA CEDEÑO Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than November 30, 2013. (Sgd.) MONA C. MANGKA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Ryan Victor Miranda accepts in behalf of ZN Governor Roberto Y. Uy the Certificate of Appreciation from (L-R) ZN GSP President Engr. Socorro Hamac and Camp Director Armie Caldoza during the 25th Council Wide Encampment of GSP in Dipolog. (maa/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

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

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0212-2013 November 11, 2013 CCE-0207-2013 (R.A. 10172) In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Order No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), a notice is hereby served to the public that MARIEL L. PARADIANG has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “MARIEL JR.” to “MARIEL” and correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of MARIEL LAPENTED PARADIANG JR., who was born on 10 March 1995 at Dumalagan, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are LYDIA HITAAS LAPENTED and MARCELO BATALUNA PARADIANG JR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 November 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ZOSIMO BELHOT PAGENTE has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “BALTAZAR” to “ZOSIMO” in the birth certificate of BALTAZAR PAGENTE who was born on JANUARY 6, 1955 at PATUDAN, TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are EUSTIQUIO PAGENTE and APOLINARIA BELHOT Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 30, 2013. (Sgd.) JULIET BALURAN GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARY ANNA BELLA GABOR GALON has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “ANNA BELLA” to ‘MARY ANNA BELLA” in the birth certificate of ANNA BELLA PLAZA GABOR who was born on July 10, 1970 at Bonbon, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are SIMON VILLANUEVA GABOR and IRENEA SERRANO PLAZA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 November 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Province of Lanao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF BUADIPOSO- BUNTONG Office of the Municipal Local Civil Registrar Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-002-2013 Date:__________ In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRGMemorandum Circular No._____ 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 Nabil T. Ontilingan has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “Female” to “Male” in the certificate of Live Birth of Nabil T. Ontilingan at Buadiposo-Buntong. Lanao del Sur and whose parents are Sakina B. Tambali and Ontilingan M. Minirigi. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that ____________. (Sgd.) NOVAISAH A. NAGA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 15 & 22, 2013


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ORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato -- Over 200 "banlaseros" (illegal miners) in gold-rich T’boli town, this province, have vowed to cease from their unlawful mining operations, an official of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 12 said.

MGB 12 regional director Constancio Paye Jr. told Philippine Information Agency 12 that illegal miners in Barangays Desawu and Kematu have recently signed a covenant to cease from illegal hydraulic mining and support efforts to eradicate such activities

in the area. They also surrendered tools and equipment they were using to mine gold. “This was the first agreement ever made in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) against ‘banlas” mining,” Paye said. What is more commend-

able, he added, is that it is widely accepted by the “banlaseros” in Tboli as further evidenced by their surrender of the tools they used in their illegal operations. Signatories to the covenant were residents of Sitio Lemluk-el in Desawo and Sitio Blangas in Kematu along with other officials in T’boli and South Cotabato. Officials who signed the covenant were Board member Ting Demaala who represented Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes; Director Paye, T’boli mayor Dibu Tuan, T’boli vice mayor Grace Silva, SB Committee on Environment chair

Abelardo Serofia, Jr. acting PEMO Siegfred Flaviano. Ernesto Dhok who represented indigeneous peoples, Josephine Balonga who represent the Non-IPSmall Scale Mining group, T’boli Chief of Police Jimuel Siason, 27th battalion commander Lt. Col. Shalimar Imperial, SP Committee Chairperson for Environment Ellen Grace SubereAlbios, Desawo barangay chair Mansueto dela Pena, and T’boli MENRO Julian Asion. The covenant signing was held at the municipal gymnasium on November 8. Prior to the covenant signing, the illegal miners

conducted a tree planting activity sitios Lemluk-el and Blangas, Kematu as their share in the rehabilitation of the affected areas destructed by the illegal practice. At least 50 hectares of illegal mining area were covered in the tree planting activity. At the ceremony, director Paye, emphasized that the area is blessed as it is endowed with metallic minerals. He challenged the local residents to mine following the existing mining and environmental laws. “Let us show our concern by adhering to this com-

total cost of P20.86 M. Over 10,000 households directly benefit from these projects. Data from the agency indicated that DSWD 12 through

Kalahi-CIDSS has already 620 sub-projects worth P626.4 M in 371 barangays in Region 12. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with HTEstacion-DSWD-12)

DSWD turns over P3.6-M for social infra projects in Sultan Kudarat By DANILO E. DOGUILES

KORONADAL, South Cotabato -- Anti-poverty projects continue to sprout in Sultan Kudarat province through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) 12. Last week, DSWD-12 reported completion of over P20.86 million worth of community projects in Isulan and Bagumbayan towns of the said province. This week, checks with a total amount of P3.6 million were turned over to the mentioned municipalities for the implementation of social infrastructure projects, a report from the agency noted. DSWD 12 regional director Bai Zorahayda T. Taha on Monday handed to Bagumbayan mayor Bernardita R. Bito-onon and Isulan social welfare officer Cecilia P. Gampong the checks intended to fund six community projects. “These are among the identified priority poverty reduction projects by the local government units which are also endorsed by the civil society organizations,” Taha explained. Projects include construction of crisis center with facilities in Barangay Poblacion in Bagumbayan as well as rehabilitation of existing day care centers in the villages of Kalawag I, Kudanding, Sampao, Laguinding, and Laguilayan in Isulan. All these are carried out under the agency’s Kapit Bisig Laban sa KahirapanComprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Services (KalahiCIDSS) where 30 percent of the cost is being shouldered by the recipient communities. Regional project coordinator Emerita Dizon explained that these projects are under the Bottom-up Planning and Budgeting or BUB Project of Aquino Administration which DSWD is one of the implementing agencies. She said that under the project, DSWD earmarked a total of P91.72 million to fund over 100 sustainable livelihoods, protective, and

social infrastructure projects in 25 municipalities across Region 12. Region 12 or Soccsksargen Region is comprised of the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani as well as the cities of Cotabato, Kidapawan, Koronadal, Tacurong, and General Santos. BUB is an approach in

formulating budget proposal of National Government Agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of poor municipalities, formulated with strong participation with civil society organizations. Last week, DSWD 12 reported it has completed 15 Kalahi-CIDSS implemented community projects in Bagumbayan and Isulan with

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City JONATHAN G. LIEAGO CIIVIL CASE NO. 2008-39, Petitioner, -versus- FOR: DIVORCE GIRLIE E. ROBLE, Respondent. x---------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is an agreement of divorce jointly filed by petitioner and respondent and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 17, 1992 at Iligan City, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was registered with this Court, both residents of Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; 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 separated in the early part of 2008 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2008 or for over five (5) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 17, 1992 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this agreement to be sufficient in form 3nd substance, set die initial hearing of this case on November ci^ 2013 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 die City of Iligan once 2 week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the- petitioner, SO ORDERED. Iliigan City, Philippines, this day of November, 2013, (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT COORDINATING COUNCIL HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD NORTHERN MINDANAO REGION, Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE MAIN SUBDIVISION PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots in ELVIE GONZAGA (EG) SUBDIVISION located at Scions Elite Subdivision, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as Lot Nos. 1 to 20, Pcs-10-004686 containing an area of 1,245 sq.m. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental specifically Lots 40, 41, 42, & 43 of Blk, 1, Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 12th day of November 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS OIC Regional Director MDN: NOV. 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES NOEL B. RAMIREZ AND ROSELL B. PAR1LLA-RAMIREZ.

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-155

NOEL B. RAMIREZ AND ROSELL B. PARILLA-RAMIREZ, Petitioners, x----------------------------------------------------------------------/

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ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on March 18, 1995 at Digos, Davao del Sur, 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 other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg , Roxas Avenue, 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 readied the point of irreconcilability and they separated tor over eight (8) years already, they decided to separately 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 affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on March 18, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but ail proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding Otis joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 29, 2013 at 9:00 am. 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 news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 11th day of November. 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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mitment,” he said. Mayor Tuan also reminded his constituents to mine responsibly. If they are responsible in their mining activity, and in case calamities could occur, he emphasized, residents in the low-lying municipalities could not blame the residents of T'boli. He also vowed support to environmentally-sound mining activity. Meanwhile, PEMO Flaviano promised the smallscale miners that the provincial government and the Provincial Environment Management Office are ready to assist them in their legal mining operations. Estimates have placed the mineral deposits in T'boli at 3.8 million metric tons, containing 1.1 million ounces of gold and 3.3 million ounces of silver. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12) EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CLOTILDE FABRIA, single in time on her death on September 6, 1986; LUISA FABRIA, single in time on her death on August 16, 1986; and FRUCTOUSA FABRIA, single in time on her death on January 19, 1999; that ROSITA FABRIA, likewise single in time on her death on Sept. 23, 2009; at the time of their deaths, left a certain real property, situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Municipality of El Salvador, Province of Misamis Oriental, more particularly described as follows to wit; OCT NO. RO-1288 Decree No. 737655 (Lot No. 6952) “A parcel of land (Lot No. 6952 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan), situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Municipality of Cagayan, containing an area of FOURTEEN THOUSAND AND SEVEN (14,007) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into and among; ANAPURA FABRIA DUMAGAT, of legal age, widow, Filipino, and CHRISTOPHER D. FABRIA, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and both residing at Zone -10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Fidencio Fabria and Bertina Dugenio who died on March 13, 1986; NORBERTO FABRIA, of legal age, married Filipino and resident of Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Juan Fabria and Cecilia Enerio, who died on March 10, 1980; MARY ANN F. TEOFILO, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Florante Fabria and Sancha Jo, who died on May 9, 1999; ARMANDO FABRIA, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 10 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the Late Basilio Fabria, who died on April 27, 1972; VILMA C. VILLASEN, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Zone 6 Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parents the late Teresita Fabria-Cabilao, who died on October 5, 2012; FELIX FABRIA JAUDIAN, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the late Martina Fabria, who died on March 10, 2010; SARDELITA F. SAJOL, likewise of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Molugan, El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental, who’s parent the late Cesar Fabria, who died on March 2, 1999; that the above-named parties are the sole and legitimate heirs of the abovementioned deceased persons. As per Doc. No. 437; Page 88; Book 100; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: NOV. 8, 15 & 22, 2013


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Archdiocese of Davao sends appeal to help typhoon victims

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AVAO CITY -- The Archdiocese of Davao has joined calls for help for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas areas.

Monsig nor R omu lo Valles, DD, Archbishop of Davao in a letter to the clergy and the Catholic faithful appealed for more help to ease the sufferings and pains of the people in the typhoon-ravaged areas.

He said the campaign dubbed as Oplan Tabang BagYo will run until November 24. “This is an urgent appeal! Let us show our compassion and love,” Valles said.

He said the affected population needs rice, canned goods, noodles, coffee, milk, sugar, cereals, salt, bottled water, medicines, flashlights, trapal, mats and blankets, towels, bath soap and laundr y soap. Valles said the help may be sent to the GSIS Matina Gym beside the Ascension of the Lord Parish Church or to the various parishes

in the city. He s a i d d o n at i o n s for Oplan Tabang BagYo maybe sent personally to the Finance Office of the Archbishop’s Residence at 247 Florentino Torres Street or maybe deposited to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Davao account with number 2700245918 at the BDO C.M. Recto Branch. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

Residents of Barangay Andap in New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province who were affected by last year’s Typhoon Pablo seek temporary shelter at the relocation site sponsored by the International Organization for Migration on Tuesday, November 12 as storm signal number 1 was raised in 17 of Mindanao’s 26 provinces, including Compostela Valley, due to tropical depression Zoraida. The project beneficiaries who are now living at the Andap National Highschool are set to transfer here by the end of the month. (Mindanews Photo by Ruby Thursday More)

BPO firms looking at Davao for disaster back-up plans DAVAO CITY- Business Process Outsourcing firms are looking at the relative safety of Davao City for business continuity in case calamities strike their other offices in the different parts of the country. Bert Barriga, president of ICT Davao said that they have been receiving queries in the viability of Davao as a site for disaster recovery relocation. This involves relocation of business to an alternate location in case a calamity strikes as to preserve business continuity. The recent calamities which struck the country particularly super typhoon Yolanda has heightened the need for an area which could serve as a disaster recovery relocation. Barriga said a downtime of just one-hour will not sit well with

clients and the main concern of companies is business continuity. He said currently there are queries for a 6,000 and a 2,000 square meter area for BPO operations, Barriga said that disaster recovery relocation plan could factor into many BPO companies wanting to locate in the city. He said the disaster recovery relocation plan involves putting up a parallel set-up as to the existing one. That redundancy plan would mean the increase of employees in the BPO center. Barriga meanwhile said that this 2014 they are expecting 2,000 new BPO workers in the city and is optimistic that they are going to hit the target of 30,000-35,000 full-time employees in the BPO industry. (PIA/ RG Alama)

DSWD-XI sends workers, 10-T food packs to Reg. 8 DAVAO CITY – The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has deployed 14 workers to augment the work force of DSWD Region 8. Serving as first batch of volunteers, the team departed Tuesday afternoon following an orientationseminar and team-building session. According to Director Priscilla N. Razon of DSWD, the group will serve in the devastated areas for 15 days and another batch will replace them. “Physically fit and professionally competent, our workers will help in the management and coordination of evacuation centers and other transition shelters. They will also assist in establishing women- and child-friendly spaces and in the distribution of relief goods,” Razon said. She further said that the regional office has released an initial 10,800 family food packs to the families affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda in Region 8. “Each of the food packs we have prepared contains 3 kilos of rice, 3 tins sardines, 5 pouches noodles, 2 tins beef loaf and 5 sachets 3-in-1 coffee. Along with the food packs, we have sent as well

50,000 pieces half-liter bottled water,” the DSWD official bared. Earlier, DSWD XI sent 19,280 family food packs to Zamboanga City and delivered some 2,000 packs to the families affected by the flash floods which struck Davao City last month. Meanwhile, DSWD is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the DPWH Depot, Panacan. Interested parties may call DSWD at [082] 2271964 or 2278746 and connect with Ms. Lani E. Cudino, DSWD Bayanihang Bayan Desk Officer. Further, DSWD welcomes donations for the affected families of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Donations may be forwarded to the DPWH Depot in Panacan, Davao City. Cash donations may be deposited in the DSWD XI Regular Trust Fund with DBP Account No. 0915-010155-030 or donors may go directly to the DSWD XI Cashier’s Office at R. Magsaysay Ave., Davao City. More d e t a i l s m ay be obtained by calling DSWD Office at telephone nos. [082] 2271964 and 2278746 , e-mailing DSWD at fo11@dswd.gov. ph , or visiting the DSWD11 webite at www.fo11. dswd.gov.ph. (DSWD-11/ Carmela Cadigal-Duron)

DavSur gov’t takes holdover capacity for Davao Occidental MALITA, Davao del Sur – After having been recently ratified as a newly-created province, Davao Occidental will be in status quo under the administration of the present provincial government of Davao del Sur, until new officials will be elected in 2016. This is according to Davao del Sur second district Representative Franklin P. Bautista who said that his younger brother Governor Claude P. Bautista will oversee Davao Occidental in the meantime. “The transitory provision of the law provides that there will be no activity yet in the new province. The corporate activity of the new province will start upon the election of the new officials come 2016,” Bautista explained in a press conference during a thanksgiving celebration for the creation of Davao Occidental held in Malita town on Monday (November 11). He said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has a computation already of the budget alloca-

tion for Davao Occidental for 2014. He added that the incumbent governor will administer the budget allotment intended for the programs and projects for the new province which covers the municipalities of Sta. Maria, Malita, Don Marcelino, Jose Abad Santos and Sarangani. The remaining nine municipalities and one city will compose the mother province of Davao del Sur. These are the municipalities of Sta. Cruz, Bansalan, Matanao, Magsaysay, Hagonoy, Padada, Kiblawan, Sulop, Malalag and Digos City as the capital city. But for the meantime, the Congressman said that he will still be representing the three towns of second district which are not included in the jurisdiction of Davao Occidental, namely Kiblawan, Malalag and Sulop. He added that Davao Occidental, the 81st province in the country, will have a lone Congressional district which will be represented by whoever will be elected

in 2016. Mayor Joseph Benjamin Bautista, Jr. of the municipality of Malita, the capital town of the new province, said they expected transition activities such as preparing for the ground work, planning where to put up the provincial capitol and recruiting personnel for the capitol office. For the part of the governor, Claude Bautista assured in the same press conference that he would still continue his programs and projects for the towns of Davao Occidental. “As a caretaker government, Davao Occidental will not be left out in the development programs because its five municipalities formed part and parcel of Davao del Sur,” he stated. When asked about economic plans for the new province, the lawmaker Bautista said they are banking so much on the operations of the coal power plant which is still undergoing construction. However, he stated “We will cross the bridge when we get there. We will foresee what

we shall do to fast track the development of the province.” “But definitely we have a bright future ahead of us,” Franklin Bautista emphasized. It could be recalled that the intention of creating the province was to accelerate political, economic and social progress due to closer supervision by the new provincial officials and imbibe the spirit of self-sufficiency and selfreliance. Davao Occidental was created by virtue of Republic Act 10360 which was signed by President Benigno Aquino III on January 14, 2013, and was confirmed with an overwhelming “yes” votes during the plebiscite synchronized with the barangay elections on October 28. Due to this development, the local government leaders spearheaded a thanksgiving Holy Mass on Monday in the municipality of Malita, being the capital town and seat of government, to celebrate the final approval of the new province. (PIA-11/Carina L. Cayon)


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what really took place after the wrath of Yolanda was contrary to one’s expectation. Aquino and the national government responded after more than 48 hours! And, the President and his cabinet men had the gall to defend their actions. Bull! President Aquino went to the typhoon-stricken provinces in the Visayas region armed only with a grinning face and a bottle of water. What gives? With scores of people dead and dying amid the rubbles of towns and cities, here comes a President of a country who showed what hypocrisy means in the highest sense. Of course, we, Filipinos should not complain. We deserved an elected President and government officials whose only passport to victory was nothing but being a scion of a wealthy family. Yes, before we forget, the son of “purported heroes” of a military-civilian putsch which was initiated by ambitious politicians who then wanted to grab power. Yes, it is time to unite and move together as one. Let us not forget Tacloban, Cebu, Samar, Panay, Palawan, Bohol, and Negros provinces in 2016. 0- [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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businessman. Elijah is now in prison, because Leo stood for what he knew was the truth no matter what it cost him. There are many people who would rather stay alive than die for the truth. There’s a saying: “If you don’t have anything to die for, then you don’t have anything to live for.” Sometimes we pay a big price for being honest and standing up for the truth. We can make some real enemies, even lose our job or position of respect and power, just because we were honest and stood for the truth. The question is: Who are you more afraid of? People and what they think or can do to you? Or God, your Maker and Judge? Jesus Christ said that you and I must decide if we truly believe He is Who He said He is: the only true and living God Who came to die for all our wrongs so He could forgive us. Since Jesus proved He’s God the Son by coming back to life from death, we must live His way everyday of our life. We can’t say we believe in Him and then keep living our own way instead of changing to live His way. That’s why Jesus said everyone must be born again. We must die to our past life of living our own way so we can start life all over again with His life and charac-

ter changing us everyday to reach our potential He created in us. It’s kind of like being pregnant: either you have another person’s life in you or you don’t. You cannot be just a little pregnant. Neither can you have Jesus living in you only part-time once or twice a week. So today, won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you and take full charge of your heart and lifestyle every day for the rest of your life? Jesus is both to die for and live for. Just Think a Minute.

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various agencies towards prevention of terroristic attacks. Sr. Supt. Graciano said there had been two cases that occurred in Cagayan de Oro City and the cry is for “never again” for such kind of incident to happen. The activity proceeded in the afternoon with a workshop that discussed the framework of the program to harden terrorist targets in the region, even as prospective targets have been identified and were the subjects of fortified security measures to harden them as terror targets. Both Dir. Burdeos and Sr. Supt. Mijares said that efforts to protect the interest of the business sector is being observed, so as not to scare away prospective investors. Oro Chamber President Efren Uy, who was among the participants, has expressed the business sector’s gratitude for the effort to address the threats of terrorism, which, he said, hampers growth and development not only in the business sector, but the entire community. A ceremonial signing of pledge of commitment to support the “Whole-ofNation Approach Against Terrorism,” where local government leaders, nongovernment agencies, law enforcers and security officials take turns in signing a giant copy of the covenant, linking them to the antiterrorism campaign peace advocacy in the Northern Mindanao Region though “Hardening Terrorist Targets,” was made during the event. “We believe that the attainment of a truly peaceful community will be through a collaborative effort of every individual, community leaders, as well as security and law enforcers. Every bit of sacrifice from each of us will create a multitude of barriers against criminality and terrorism. At the same time, this will produce countless seeds that will bear genuine fruits of lasting peace and harmony among Filipinos,” the pledge of commitment reads. Stakeholders also agree to jointly envision lasting peace, sustained economic reforms and progress for the Philippines, where every citizen – young and old,

rich and underprivileged, regardless of religious and political affiliation – shall be enjoying and living in harmony and peace with everyone.

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made their reports to the world. Take for example Cooper’s figures about Yolanda’s death toll. He was saying that it had reached 10,000. But the question is: Did he do a physical count of the corpses since he himself said there was a glaring absence of government on the ground? So with regard his death statistics, he was not reporting a story but making a story of his own. Was he right in doing this? Certainly not! Cooper knows he is at the site of the devastation that Yolanda wrought to file a news story not write his own story. So if he wrote his own story about the deaths Yolanda brought, how many of his stories were real news stories and his own story of the calamity? Perhaps, CNN should look into this if it wants its credibility as a global news organization safeguarded. With regard to the death statistics, what Cooper did was to disregard basic news writing rules. Indeed it’s true that relief goods had been pouring in from within the country and outside of it. We are very appreciative seeing the whole world becoming one human race again in terms of caring and loving each other in the aftermath of Yolanda. But let us also remember that these relief goods are not like manna that just fall from heaven. These relief goods had to be brought and distributed to the victims under several limitations brought by Yolanda itself. In this regard, let us be considerate not only with government but other relief organizations as well who could not immediately reach to where the victims are. Let us not add to the pain and agony, to the suffering and misery of the victims by quarreling over their plight. Everyone is doing the best they could to render help to the victims. Let us support them instead of engaging in blame others game. It is not Christ-like, to say the least. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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cate them to the vacant area in the Rio Hondo Elementary School campus, especially those whose children are studying in that school, to decongest the R.T. Lim Boulevard area. The presence of the Badjaos along R.T. Lim Boulevard causes traffic congestion, as well as sanitary and security problem, according to Sicat. The R.T. Lim Boulevard serves as one of the tourist attractions of this city but at present including locals shy away from the place because of the presence of the Badjao evacuees. (PNA)

Rev. Fr. Nathan Lerio, parish priest of the Mt. Carmel Parish in Cagayan de Oro City, lights the candles of people who came for a mass held Wednesday evening to raise funds for the Yolanda victims in the Visayas. Fr. Lerio said the mass was also held to offer prayers to those who perished in the supertyphoon. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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are sent to the affected areas. “We must connect and collaborate in a spirit of charity,” Fr. Lerio said. He said the donations will continue to be accepted at the Archbishop’s House and the Mt. Carmel Parish in barangay Carmen.

The mass was held to offer prayers not only to the survivors of Yolanda but also to those who perished in the worst disaster to hit the country this year. “Cagayan de Oro is also united to bring out the call for help,” Fr. Lerio said. He added that it is time for the city to reciprocate the help given by the people

of Visayas for the victims of Typhoon Sendong that hit Cagayan de Oro two years ago. “After two years there are now improvements in our level of recovery,” Fr. Lerio said. He said the campaign follows the recent fund-raising drives for Zamboanga and Bohol.

Cagayan de Oro to extend cash assistance to Visayas CAGAYAN de Oro City––The City Council here has approved an ordinance to appropriate a P5-million cash assistance to provinces in the Visayas region flattened by typhoon Yolanda. City Councilor Prexy D. Elipe, endorsed the approval of the City Ordinance during the City Council’s regular session here which also authorized the City Mayor to deliver or turn over the financial aid. Elipe, chair of the city council’s finance committee, said that the amount would be extended to provinces and cities severely hit by typhoon Yolanda last week. He identified the provinces and cities as Mindoro Occidental, Mindoro Oriental Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Cebu, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Albay, Masbate,

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to the reality that there is a spiritual angle to all these rains, floods and winds, we will have more death and destruction from them in the very near future. -oooRELIEF WORK HAMPERED BY RED TAPE: From lawyer Demaree Barangan Raval, in a Facebook post: “This is from my cousin in Germany: `Lufthansa was reserving a plane with equipment and help to get to Tacloban. There was a hitch though, this generous humane effort had been delayed because Lufthansa was waiting to pay taxes to get into the country!!! My! My! My! When will insensitivity and stupidity in following bureaucratic policies, like charging taxes

Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Leyte, Samar, Eastern and Northern Samar, Dinagat Islands, Surigao Del Sur, Tacloban City, Ormoc City and Biliran in Southern Leyte. He said that the City Mayor would also determine the amount to be extended to the local government unit. The City Mayor could also ask additional appropriations from the City Council relative to financial aid to typhoon Yolanda victims, Elipe added. The city government of Tacloban extended a P1-million cash assistance to Cagayan de Oro City during the tragedy spawned by typhoon Sendong here on December 17, 2011 where more than 600 people, including women and children, died and another 1,000 remained missing due to flash flood. A report from the Philippine News Agency

to humanitarian efforts, stop?’” Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, reply please? -oooSTUDENT COUNCIL GOVERNMENT: From my cousin, Renato Mauricio of Cainta, Rizal, also in Facebook: “Everyone knew, especially the present administration, that Yolanda was packing winds at 195 miles per hour and would make a landfall on Friday. The wind speed of 195mph would really be devastating, and would wreck everything in its path. Residents should have been evacuated to safer grounds, not just issued warnings, hours before Yolanda struck. Sen. Joker Arroyo seems right, it looked like a student council is in our midst.” -oooCOMFORTING VIC-

TIMS WITH GOD’S WORD: Here is a third appeal I am making in connection with the Yolanda tragedy, for Filipino Christians: we must organize preachers, pastors and teachers of the Bible to go to the areas ravaged by Yolanda, particularly in the Leyte-Samar areas, and try to comfort the victims with the Word of God, side by side with the relief efforts being done now. The victims need spiritual counseling now, more than ever, so they can be taught that we all need God, especially in times of calamities like these! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com, batasmauricio@yahoo.com


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an ny Pa c qu i a o believes the best way to bring inspiration and hope to the victims of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in his native Philippines is to win his comeback fight against Brandon Rios. To do that, he has to limit the distractions ahead of the November 24 fight in Macau. So that rules out a visit to the areas most devastated by the deadly typhoon to the north of where he's in a training camp at General Santos, in the southern Philippines. It's a heart-wrenching decision but his handlers, including veteran trainer Freddie Roach, have insisted it is for the best. In what he called a "statement to his people," the 34-year-old Pacquiao said: "I really want to visit the area and personally do what I can to help our countrymen who have suffered so much in this terrible tragedy. But I'm in deep training for a crucial fight so I regret I cannot go." "I will send help to those who need it the most," he added, "and I enjoin all of you to pray for our country and people in these trying times." Roach persuaded Pacquiao not to compromise his preparations for the fight,

although he had granted him some time off to assist remotely. "While he's focused on the fight, obviously it's a distraction because he cares about his people," Roach said in a teleconference on Wednesday. "We talk about it in the gym. He is concerned about it, yes, but he is pretty much on track for the fight." Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Wednesday that the former pound-for-pound champion was hoping to visit devastated parts of the Philippines after his fight at The Venetian Casino's Cotai Arena in Macau. Authorities have confirmed at least 2,300 dead and hundreds of thousands displaced by the typhoon. Koncz, who is in camp with the boxer in General Santos, said it was difficult for the former champion not to go out and help. "Manny's desire was to go to that area and to visit them and lift the spirits," Koncz said. "But we have the most important fight of his career. "His heart and prayers go out to the survivors and the victim's families. Absolutely, he is dedicating this fight to the victims of this."

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao continues his training ahead of his bout versus Brandon Rios. Photo by Danny Pata

Pacquiao and his entourage leave for Macau on Monday. "It's been one of the best camps I can remember. No tensions within — everyone dedicated to our jobs and working hard," Konzc said. "Manny's in the best physical condition he can be in. His mindset is on showing the world he can still compete to the highest level." Pacquiao has said the Rios fight, his first of the

year, will be the start of his intended return to his peak form and to show that consecutive losses to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez are not the start of a decline. "The fans are going to be in for a fight, for a treat," Koncz said. "If Manny sticks to the game plan, I truly don't believe the fight is going to go more than four or five rounds. "He's determined to show the world nothing

has declined in his skills and abilities. He's very motivated for this fight." Koncz said if anyone was able to put the outside distractions on hold, at least for the duration of a bout, it was Pacquiao. "Manny knows how to manage himself. He's been in the game a long time and knows his body better than anyone else. He's in that zone right now, he's ready. If he had to go tomorrow, he'd be ready." - AP

Wack Wack’s Pres Cup to benefit Yolanda victims MANILA, The President’s Cup, one of Wack Wack’s signature tournaments held in honor of its incumbent president Dr. Philip Ella Juico, will now serve as a fund-rais-

er for victims of super typhoon Yolanda when it is held Saturday, Nov. 16, at Wack Wack’s West Course in Mandaluyong City. Juico set aside a seed

fund of P100,000 originally intended for the purchase of more raffle prizes. He als o said that they will donate whatever revenue the President’s Cup will generate through sponsorships. “We are all aware of the devastation wrought by super typhoon Yolanda and the club is currently soliciting donations in cash and in kind for the victims of this calamity,” said Juico. Donations will be coursed through the government and private agencies involved in relief efforts. During the registration, organizers will designate a table and staff to accept contributions as well as pledges for donations which Wack Wack will advance and be billed in

the member’s monthly statement of account. “I look forward to a successful President’s Cup but most of all, I anticipate your generosity in reaching out to our affected countrymen in the Visayas who are in dire need of our help,” said Juico. He said that cash donations and relief goods such as rice, canned goods, bottled water, used clothing, blankets, sleeping bags or mats, medicines and other basic necessities will also be accepted. “The club will coordinate with the government or private relief coordinating centers for the immediate transmittal of cash donations and delivery of the relief goods. It is our fervent hope that we could be of assistance where and when needed most,”

said Juico. The club recently d on ate d P 5 0 , 0 0 0 to ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya for the earthquake victims in Bohol and Cebu, the funds of which were raised from the sale of autographed gloves of Filipino boxing icon and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao, in addition to an earlier donation of used towels and clothing. A maximum field of 288 is expected to participate in the tournament, which will have a double shotgun start at 6:30 a.m. and 12 noon. Play will be under the Double Peoria scoring system with titles to be disputed in Groups I, II and III and seniors for the men’s category and in Groups I and II for the ladies and guest divisions.(PNA) FPV/LOR

2 Filipina karatekas found safe but suffering from Yolanda aftermath MANILA, - Two national pool members of the Philippine Karatedo Federation (PKF) who were reported missing during typhoon Yolanda’s devastation of Tacloban City were found safe on Nov. 12 but in need of immediate medical help. The Federation’s secretary-general Ramund Reyes said on air over DZSR that karatekas Alvin Bugal and Grace Refalda, as well as their coach Ramon Franco are okay and may resume practice and training for the Myanmar Southeast Asian Games next month. PKF is one of the national sports associations (NSAs) with a number of families affected by destructive Yolanda. Likewise, SEA Gamesbound Joanna Ylanan and Michael Badilwere distraught in the past few days when they failed to communicate with their respective families in Tacloban. Reyes added that PKF referee Luisa Villa-Luz, a Tacloban resident, remains missing. Other athletes suffering from the calamity with their families are former world champions and SEA Games-bound Jessie Aligaga and Dembert Arcita who are both from Iloilo. (PNA) Lily O. Ramos

Third leg of Nat’ l Youth Chess C’ship resumes Friday at PSC MANILA, The third leg of the eliminations for the 2013 National Youth chess championships will be held on November 15 at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) conference room in Vito Cruz St., Manila. The tournament, which started last September, is open to all youth players (15 years old and below) who are members of the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP). Participants must submit proof of their age. The champions in the 15 years and below (boys and girls) and nine years old and below (boys and girls) will advance to the grand finals -- the date and place of which will be announced later. The winner of the grand finals will represent the Philippines in the 2013 World Youth Chess Championships on Dec. 17-24 in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, said NCFP executive director GM Jayson Gonzalez. International arbiter Gene Poliarco will serve as chief arbiter of the tournament.(PNA)


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