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No slash in Davao’s revenue share: DBM By JONH ROZLE SALIGUMBA of

DAVAO City––A Davao City councilor said the city’s internal revenue allocation (IRA) from the national budget has been reduced this year but the budget department claims that there has been no such reduction. See full story, page 9

South Bank marks 9th year anniversary South Bank, the Cagayan de Oro based Rural bank, will celebrate her 9th anniversary on February 8, 2014. This was learned from Mr. John O. Lugtu, Chief Operating Officer. Highlight of the observance will be Thanksgiving Mass to be officiated by Rev. Fr. Carlos G. Cenzon, S.J. at the main lobby of Rodelsa Hall, right beside the Head Office of South Bank. Formerly known as the Kagay-anon Rural Bank until it was formally acquired by the ZEALEP group in 2005. South Bank offers services such as savings, checking and time deposit facilities, commercial and agricultural loans, personal loans, microfinancing, safety deposit boxes, bills payment services, money transfers and the Student Educational Assistance Loan (SEAL) Program. The bank is in the final stages of reengineering to a new core-banking system that operates in an on-line centralized mode providing inter-branch transactions and ATM connectivity. Mr. Wilhelmino R. Mendoza, serves as President of South Bank.

P107.6m alloted for infra devt projects


An elderly beggar on the streets belies the government’s pronouncement that the economy rose by 7.2% of GDP in the last quarter of 2013. Photo courtesy of Ace Morandante of

Military keeps an eye on BIFF

CAGAYAN de Oro will spend a total of P107.6 million for infrastructure development projects and By Cheng OrdoÑez capital outlay for this year, Associate Editor the city council said in a press statement yesterday. CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The city council The 4th Infantry Division See projects, page 11 is on a heightened alert

status following movements of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) from their conquered camp in Maguindanao to other parts of Mindanao.

4ID spokesman Capt. Christian Uy said field troops have been ordered to be on guard in all entry points leading to their See military, page 11

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More areas in Oro prone to calamity By Cheng OrdoÑez Associate Editor


AGAYAN de Oro City––A dozen more areas here will be included under the calamity area list of this city after these areas manifested vulnerabilities to inclement weather conditions.

The City Council Committee on Social Services, chaired by Councilor Eric Salcdeo, has reviewed Resolution No. 018-2014 of Barangay Camaman-an declaring portion of Mahayag, Tierra del Puerto, Pag-asa, Bolonsiri, Dongallo Hillside, Adela subdivision and Bontong as calamity area due to the landslide brought about by Tropi-

cal Depression Agaton on January 18, 2014. In his disaster report submitted to the City Social Welfare Department, Barangay chairman Pedro Arda reported that 13 houses were partially damaged and six houses were totally damaged as a result of calamity brought about by TD Agaton. The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) slso reported that landslides also occurred in Sitio Macupa, Barangay Dansolihon, which affected the road access to Sitios Iba, Tanggili, Butay, Bato, Pulang Lupa and Balongkot. The occurrence of the same calamity were also reported in Barangays Pigsagan and Tumpagon. As this developed, Councilor Yan Lam Lim, president of the Liga ng mga Barangay and chairman of the Committee on Barangay Affairs

has enjoined the barangay councils of Barangay Nos. 4, 6, 9, 16, 19, 23, Dansolihon, Bayanga, Gusa and Tuburan to implement declogging of canals and rehabilitation of drainage systems in their respective territorial jurisdiction the soonest possible time. Clogged drainage were one of the factors that cause flooding in the city. Earlier, the City Council during its regular session adopted separate resolutions returning to the barangay councils their respective ordinances covering the annual budgets of their barangays for re-evaluation. Among others, Councilor Lim noted that Barangay No.4 has appropriated 146,602 from its annual budget of P1,385,472 for the declogging of canals at Toribio Chavez- Hayes Pabayo Streets. The declogging of canals and maintenance of drainage

systems at barangay levels will help deter flooding incidents in the city, Councilor Lim said. Meanwhile, the Barangays of Tuburan, Bayanga and Dansolihon earmarked funds for the rehabilitation of water systems and local roads while Barangay Tuburan has appropriated an amount for reforestation and rural greening projects.

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142 flood-affected families in Lanao Norte receive aid By Cheng OrdoÑez, Associate Editor

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte––At least, 142 families here received relief packs from the 1st Congressional District Office of Rep. Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo recently. The families were flood victims of Baragang Libertad, Kauswagan, this province. The destructive flood was the result of continuous rain brought about by the low pressure area, which turned into tropical depression “Agaton” that remained virtually stationary over Mindanao island for almos three weeks. “This is our humble assistance to these unfortunate families to help them rebuild their lives again after the recent flooding,” said Congresswoman Dimaporo. Each relief pack contains kettle, basin, plates and a frying pan. “We are thankful to Governor Khalid Dimaporo and Congresswoman Angging Dimaporo for their help to our barangay. These assistance are a big help in rebuilding our community,” said Barangay Libertad See AID, page 11

Tesda-10 reveals regional skills competition winners

By Cheng OrdoÑez Associate Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA-10) conducted the 2013 Regional Skills Competition on January 27, 2014, in two different locations in the region -- MSU-Iligan Institute of

Technology, Iligan City and Xavier University-Center -for Integrated Technologies, here, and revealed results. The competition covered 12 trade areas, namely: Electronics, Graphic Design, Information Network Systems Administration, ITSoftware Business Solutions, Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD, Mechatronics, Refrigeration and Airconditioning, Web Design, Electrical Installation and

Maintenance, Welding, Automobile Technology and Cooking. Competition in the first eight trade areas mentioned were held in MSU-IIT, whose champions were all students of the said institution, namely, Mark Anthony A. Balo (Electronics), Kevin C. Camañan (Graphic Design), Carl Martin C. Bacus (Information Network Systems Administration) See winners, page 11

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New 13RCIDU chief vows to intensify campaign vs ‘most wanted persons’ in the region


U T UA N City––Newly-assumed regional director of the 13 Regional Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (13 RCIDU) PSupt. Randy Glenn G. Silvion Thursday said that neutralizing the most wanted persons in the regional, provincial and municipal is among the current thrusts of their unit under his stewardship.

Silvio assumed his post second week of January, after PSupt. Joey Bowenn Masauding was transferred to 8th RCIDU to head the rehabilitation of the office which was badly damaged by typhoon “Yolanda.” Silvio said that two “most

No. 7 ‘Most Wanted Person’ of Agusan del Norte and the No. 3 in the municipal level of Tubay, Agusan del Norte arrested wanted persons” are now detained at their regional office in line with their present thrust. On Wednesday, the Agusan del Sur Criminal Investigation and Detection team and Regional Investigation Division (RID) of Police Regional Office 13 arrested the No. 7 “Most Wanted Person” of Agusan del Norte and the No. 3 in the municipal level of Tubay, Agusan del Norte at Sitio Mepel, Brgy. Sta. Inez, San Luis town in Agusan del Sur. Silvio identified the arrested suspect as Elmer Sacay y Precioso, 41; farmer and resident of the said place. Sacay was arrested by virtue of an alias arrest warrant for murder docketed under Criminal Case No. 2002-18 issued by Presid-

ing Jugde Orlando Doyon of the 10th Judicial Region, Branch 34, Cabadbaran City. No bail was recommended for his temporary liberty. Recovered from the suspect’s possession was a unit of Magnum Caliber 357 with ammunitions. During his arrest, Sacay opened fire against the arresting team resulting in a brief firefight. The suspect was hit at the back portion of his shoulder during the incident. The suspect was brought to Bayugan City Hospital but was later referred to the Agusan del Norte Provincial Hospital. He is now detained after declared out of danger by the physician. Another detained suspect, Silvio said is a certain Roderick P. Ellevera alias

“Kokong”, 32, who was also arrested Wednesday morning at Bubontugan, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental by a joint team of his personnel, Jasaan Municipal Police Station and Butuan city Police Office. Ellevera was arrested by the virtue of an arrest warrant for Robbery with Violence Against or Intimidation of Person, under Criminal Case No. 17081 issued by Judge Augustus L. Calo of RTC, Branch 5, Butuan City. Ellevera is a member of “Lopez Group”, a criminal gang from Ozamiz Oriental engaged in robbery hold-up operating in Regions 10 and Caraga. The suspect was involved in a robbery incident at the parking area of Banco de Oro, Butuan Branch on March 23, 2013. (PNA)

Teaching Is An Opportunity By Dr. Ophelia S. Lumogda, Ph.D. Regional Communication Coordinator

Kairus is one of the famous characters in the Greek mythology . He is sometimes called as Opportune. He is distinct with a certain character traits that once he passes by, he can be easily caught but when he is ignored he will pass by swiftly and will never come back ,thus he is called as Opportune or Opportunity.. This story reminds me of the statement of the character in the video we had watched last Saturday. The movie was about a teacher in Social Studies whom I can relate myself being in the same profession. I was struck by the statement of the teacher when he said, Teaching is an opportunity and once you don’t hold that opportunity it may not come back anymore.”. . This statement woke me up while I was half sleep watching the movie and led me to realize that I should teach more my students because they are opportunities and they would not be with me all the time and when time comes , I may not have the opportunity to mold them into a better individuals. Hence, while they are in my hands I will make the best of them and make a difference of their lives. Though teaching is inspiring but perspiring. It is perspiring because all our muscles in our body systems are moved. We sometimes sway our body to demonstrate something to our students so that they can visualize what we want them to understand or even crawl with the pupils if you are teaching preschool. But at the end of the day even how tiring it is, everything is paid off and there is a sense of fulfillment. However, teaching is sometimes disappointing specially if our intention is good and we are misunderstood specially by the parents. I felt what the teacher felt in the movie when one parent confronted him and said “You are a teacher and it is your responsibility to teach and help my son “ This is the common statement of the parents in school which is relatively true, but little did

they know that this is supposed to be a tandem between parents and teachers. The parents should not give the sole responsibility to the school. which is a common misconception of many. They are supposed to be the partners not only in the academic growth of the child through their follow up and support but also to the moral formation of the child...This situation had happened to me when a carpenter parent came to my room because of the misbehavior of his child. and instead that he would appreciate the concern I had shown to his son, he got angry and taught me what to do that flared me up because it seems that he was the one teaching me . . I took the chance of my human imperfection even how I tried to control my composure. Sometimes, parents in school should be taught a lesson for them to realize that they should also do their parts . When I watched the face of the teacher who was so down of the remarks of the parents, I was able to put myself in his shoe Several times like the teacher in the movie I felt disappointed in my profession but never even once I had taught of quitting teaching because even there are discouragement and discontentment along the way it is always joy that prevails within.. I have spent half of my life in this profession. and I would say that I made a good choice of the career I had chosen. Robert Frost, in the first line of his poem says“Two Roads Not Taken” which I paraphrase, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood. and I chose the less traveled by. just like the persona, I chose the road less traveled Teaching is really an opportunity. It is an opportunity to learn from others like our students .In some avenues, we ca learn something from their innocence, naughtiness ,clumsiness, tantrums, their funny stories and childish ways that will widen our human understanding. Isn’t it an opportunity?

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DELIVERY OF 1,000 HEAD OF CHICKENS TO BUKIDNON. Stanch in uplifting the marginalized areas within Northern Mindanao through poultry raising, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) through the Livestock Sector Division (LSD) has recently turned-over 1,000 head of chickens to the municipality of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon. A total of 200 senior citizen-recipients from the 15 barangays of the town have been handed over with five (5) head of chickens, each. Amounting to P300,000.00, the said initiative was materialized through the Bottoms-Up Budgeting/ Local Poverty Reduction Action Plan (BUB/LPRAP) for 2013 where it involved

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a closer engagement with agri-stakeholders as they have identified and coursed their priority

needs through the civil society organizations (CSOs) and the local government units (LGUs), and was

ultimately implemented with help from the DA-10. In attendance to formally turn-over the project to

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its farmer-beneficiaries are (right photo above) Cabanglasan Mayor Renante V. Inicando, DA-10

LSD staff Leo G. Osalvo and Municipal Agriculturist Isabelo NuĂąez. (Photos supplied: DA-10 LSD)

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THERE is something sinister happening in our country far worse than the threat posed by China against our sovereignty and the civil strife the Left leaning and secessionist groups are undertaking against the government. I am, of course, referring to the growing social unrest poised by the local and foreign giant corporations against each other in the name of greed euphemistically called as profit that if the government fails to arrest may implode anytime soon. Have you noticed the negative effects of this effort of these giant corporations to cut each other’s throat to advance their monopolistic desires? The Cebu Mactan International Airport’s multibillion pesos expansion would have been awarded already but because another local giant corporation desperately wants to cut the throat of the other bidder that reportedly won the bid, the awarding till now has been postponed. A vital government project aimed at reinforcing the effort at bringing

Sinister A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II in more foreign tourists and to facilitate trade and commerce is under threat of being derailed as it is being derailed now as far as its schedule is concerned because two corporate titans are fighting over the project tooth and nail. The procurement of additional brand new coaches for Metro Manila’s light rail transit is likewise being derailed because a disgruntled bidder for such project is blocking the way of its implementation. This is another vital government project aimed at easing the horrendous traffic situation in Metro Manila but is being offered in the altar of greed as a sacrifice. The single-ticketing system for the three Metro Manila rail transits is likewise being put on hold because

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Special Gospel of the day: Luke23:35-43(Februay7, 2014-Friday) Luke 23:35-43- He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise: This gospel focuses on Demas the repentant public sinner. In Galatians 3:13-Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree. Look, Despite of Demas public status, he was able to connect Jesus by recognizing Him as the gate to

another losing bidder is coming in the way of its implementation unless perhaps the project is awarded to that company. Even real estate development projects bysome of these giant corporations over government-owned real estate properties in Bacolod, Baguio, Quezon City and Taguig City, and in some other places, are said to be not on track with their schedules because opposing developers are doing their best to prevent the fruition of these projects because it will not benefit them but their competitors. In fact, the government’s lotto project was marred with another controversy also over questions of who has the right to provide the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office with the lotto

betting machines and its corresponding thermal paper all over the country. The government’s additional super highway project linking the existing South and North Luzon Expressways is likewise being threatened with delay, if not total scrapping, because the giant corporations involved in the project could not agree on many things. This is also true with the other expressway projects linking the existing expressways to other points in northern and southern Luzon. Why all these delays, all these threats of having these projects scrapped? Because the greed for more wealth has become the single most important desire of these giant corporations even if this means putting public service on the line. This is far more dangerous than the threat posed by ideological groups because these groups have in mind the welfare of the people as their main consideration in taking up arms against the established order even if we don’t agree with them in their methodology of carrying out their objective. See SINISTER, page 11

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas eternal paradise. Do we accept that we are also sinners like Demas? Yes of course, we could not escape from this reality. In 1 John 1:8-If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Therefore, accepting our “faults” and shortcomings is a big deal in God. In Jeremiah 31:3-The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Meaning, come back to God right now: Printing paid by: 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: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

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PPA to build P13M passenger terminal at Zambo port ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) has allocated P13 million to construct a new passenger terminal at the local wharf. Port Manager Liberto dela Rosa said the construction of the new terminal is set to start this month or in March and it is targeted to be completed before the end of the year. Dela Rosa said the new terminal, once completed, will serve passengers bound to and from San-

dakan, Sabah, and Manila. Dela Rosa said the 2Go shipping firm is set to resume its ZamboangaManila and vice-versa route next month. The firm had stopped operations of its Zamboanga-Manila route last year after its vessel plying the route sank, according to Dela Rosa. A locally-based shipping firm plies the Zamboanga-Sandakan route and vice-versa twice a week. See build, page 11

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JERRY M. APOSTOL has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JERRY MONTEBON APOSTOL who was born on October 2, 1979 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are SOCRATES APOSTOL and EUFRONIA MONTEBON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than February 14, 2014. (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: FEB. 7 & 14, 2014



AFFIDAVIT OF DEVELOPER I, Mr. Noel A. Tan, of legal age, married, Filipino, resident of ____ with office address located at 224 J. Pacana St., Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and declare that: That I am the Vice President for Operations and the authorized representative of the Liberty Land Corporation, a domestic corporation with SEC Certificate of Registration No. A- SO92-3093, (hereto attached as Annex “AA”), issued on May 08. 1992 and with principal office address at 224 J. Pacana St. Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City; This company is the developer of WESTGATE HIGHLAND, PHASE 1 Portion - located at Barangav Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, and as part of the development, a contract for line extension was entered into with CEPALCO for the latter to extend its lines and facilities to the said subdivision; The total cost of the electrical line facilities for this project advanced by the company is: TWO HUNDRED FIVE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR PESOS and 00/100 (PhP 205,364.00) Philippine Currency, and I hereby attest that this cost is NOT incorporated in the purchase price of each residential lot/unit that will be paid by subdivision lot/unit buyers; I and the company have caused the publication of an announcement informing the public that the above total cost of the electrical line facilities funded by the company is not incorporated in the purchase price of the sold properties as evidenced by the Affidavit of Publication submitted to CEPALCO; I hereby attest that the company owns the money that was advanced to CEPALCO; This Affidavit is not intended to evade the provisions of the ERC’s Amended Distribution and Open Access Rules regarding the payment to subdivision lot/unit buyers of the refunds from electrical line extensions advanced by the developer, but is made truthfully and I am fully aware that I could be liable for perjury for any untruthful statements in this Affidavit. I am authorized to represent the company in executing this Affidavit as per Certification of Board Resolution dated July 12, 2001. executed before Notary Public Rodolfo D. Uy, denominated as Doc. No. 136; Page No. 28; Book No. 28; Series of 2001, in Cagayan de Oro City; In witness whereof, I have hereunto affixed my signature this 22nd day of January, 2014, Cagayan de Oro City. (Sgd.) MR. NOEL A. TAN TIN No.: 125-810-114 Signed in the presence of (Sgd.) CHARMIE R.V. CASIÑO and (Sgd.) LEAHN M. BUTALID SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this January 22, 2014, in Cagayan de Oro City, affiant exhibiting to me this Community Tax Certificate No. ____________ issued on __________ at _______________. (Sgd.) RODOLFO D. UY For Cagayan de Oro City, Mis. Or. Until December31, 2014 Roll of Attorneys No. 32628-1983 IBP Lifetime No. 00528, Mis. Or. PTR No. 363128B, 01.08.14, CDOC TIN 114-753-532 MCLE-Compliance No. V-0000993 Issued on October 29, 2013

Doc. No. 440; Page No. 88; Book No. 179; Series of 2014.

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Republic of the Philippines Region X PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE Municipality of Sapad OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR R.A. 10172 Form No. (LCRO) NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JACHIN LUMANTAS CAÑAS has filed with this office a petition for clerical error particularly in his GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of JACHIN L. CAÑAS who was born on March 12, 1985 at Panolo-on, Sapad, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are NICOMEDES P. CAÑAS and ELIZABETH J. LUMANTAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than February 17, 2014. (Sgd.) AMINA U. CABILANGAN Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 31 & Feb. 7, 2014

Pagadian City violence kills 2


AGADIAN CITY – Two people were killed and two others wounded in separate gun attacks in the southern Philippine city of Pagadian, police said.

Police said two unidentified gunmen shot and killed a former village chieftain Lowell Lalican, 48, and his companion Carlito Catadman, 42, inside a house in the village of Marang in Lison Valley.

The attack also wounded a 15-year old student, who was shot in the arm, leg and body and had to be rushed to hospital. The gunmen es cap e d af ter the shooting, police said, adding it is investigating the twin murder.

Police said a 33-year old man, Arwin Ugbamin, was also seriously wounded after being shot several times in a broad daylight attack in downtown Pagadian. Ugbamin was shot in the head and body at Agora Market in downtown Santa Lucia area where witnesses claimed that two men on a motorcycle arrived in front of the market and called the vic-

tim, who was then sitting outside, and shot him as he approached the duo. The two men fled after the shooting and emergency medical workers rushed the victim to the hospital. Police said Ugbamin probably knew his attacker. An investigation has been launched to determine the identities of the assailants and the motive of the attack. (Mindanao Examiner)

Tzu Chi begins classroom project in Zamboanga City ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation is building dozens of semi-permanent classrooms in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines in an effort to help address the shortage of rooms in public schools, now being used as temporary shelters by villagers displaced by war between rebels and security forces late last year. The fighting in September – triggered by attacks of Moro National Liberation Front separatist rebels - left more than 400

people dead and wounded and forced over 120,000 people to flee their homes. The street battles last more three weeks and left many villages in ruins. At least 80 pre-fabricated rooms made from aluminium and polypropylene are being built or under construction in schools in the villages of Talon-Talon, Tulungatung, Taluksangay, Ayala and Sangali. On Tuesday, the Tzu Chi Foundation led by Dr Anton Lim initially handed - in a ceremonial turn over - six


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classrooms – built in TalonTalon National High School – to Mayor Maria Isabelle Salazar, who praised those behind the humanitarian project. “We are building at least 80 semi-permanent classrooms for public school students in Zamboanga and this is part of the world-wide projects of Tzu Chi Foundation. We are helping the students by building these classrooms which will last for many years in an effort also to decongest public schools,” Lim told the re-

gional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Lim said each pre-fabricated room costs around $7200 (P326,952) and this does not include the platform which is about $700 (P32,000). The classroom can hold up to 75 students and is designed with adequate ventilation and soundproof walls. He said Tzu Chi volunteers are helping build the rooms in Zamboanga City. “Tzu Chi volunteers are working on this project See project, page 11

promulgated by the Honorable Board and other government agencies; 7. That hereto attached are documents and other papers to substantiate the herein petition; WHEREFORE, it is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Board that after due notice and hearing, applicant be granted a Certificate of Public Convenience for the service and the route herein applied for.


Represented By:

BACHELOR EXPRESS, INC. PETITIONER X----------------------------------X PETITION COMES NOW, applicant thru the undersigned counsel and unto this Honorable Board, most respectfully submit this application and states; 1. That applicant is a corporation created in accordance with the law of the Republic of the Philippines with office address at Bulua, Cagayan De Oro City and is a grantee of various Certificate of Public Convenience in the Island of Mindanao; 2. That applicant is a holder of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate fifteen (15) units PUB service along the line CAGAYAN de ORO CITY to SURIGAO CITY via BUTUAN CITY and vice versa, the validity of which will expire on NOVEMBER 17, 2012. 3. That applicant is the registered owner and is in possession of the aforementioned fifteen (15) units in excellent running condition and which are particularly described hereunder; MAKE MOTOR NO. CHASSIS NO. PLATE NO. HINO J08CTK14762 RK1JMT12136 LYH755 HINO J08CTK11426 RK1JMT10054 MVL535 HINO J08CTK11354 RK1JMT10061 MVH706 Kinglong FE6TC-003911H LA6R1FSD48B101586 LYH522 HINO J08C-TK11578 RK1JMT-10133 LYE159 HINO J08C-TK11576 RK1JMT-10131 LYE 179 HINO J08C-TK11349 RK1JMT-10060 MVL524 HINO J08C-TK11333 RK1JMT-10050 MVL514 HINO H07DA145244 RK3HRS10135 LYH527 HINO H07D-A144892 RK3HMS-10042 LYH560 HINO H07DA137586 RK3HMS-10048 LYH770 HINO H07D-A147816 RK3HMS-10097 LYH656 HINO H07D-A144728 RK3HMS-10015 LYH773 HINO J08C-TK11334 RK1JMT-10051 MVL515 HINO J08C-TK11394 RK1JMT-10077 KVM447 ************** nothing follows ************ 4. That the petitioner desires to extend the validity of said Certificate of Public Convenience covering the aforementioned fifteen (15) units for another five (5) years; 5. That there is an urgent necessity for the extension of validity of said Certificate of Public Convenience for the service of the line applied for; 6. That the applicant is willing to faithfully abide with all the rules and regulations

R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Baroy OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

(Sgd.) JONATHAN T. ALINGCOMOT Branch Manager Applicant Republic of the Philippines) City of Cagayan De Oro ) S. S. BUTUAN CITY -AGUSAN DEL NORTE X-------------------------------------------------X VERIFICATION I, JONATHAN T. ALINGCOMOT, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married and a resident at Bachelor Express Compound, J. C. Aquino Avenue, Butuan City, after duly sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and say;

That I am the Branch Manager of the applicant, Bachelor Express, Inc.;

That all materials and allegations stated therein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. IN WITNESS HEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ____ day of __________, 2011 at Butuan City, Philippines. (Sgd.) JONATHAN T. ALINGCOMOT AFFIANT SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this Nov. 8, 2011 at Butuan City, Philippines. Affiant exhibited to me his CTC No. 03249177 issued on January 3, 2011 at Butuan City. Doc. No. 459 (Sgd.) JOHN GIL S. UNAY, SR. Page No. 46 NOTARY PUBLIC Book No. XXXI UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012 Series of 2011 PTR NO. 0248002 (1-3-11) BTC IBP NO. P17973 (1-3-11) BTC TIN: 205-339-676 MDN: Feb. 7, 2014

Publication Notice R.A 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELVIRA A. MELGAREJO has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Entry in the month of Birth from “APRIL 27, 2001” to “JANUARY 27, 2001” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOELLE ABORIDO MELGAREJO who was born on April 27, 2001 at Poblacion, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are JOSE PELEY MELGAREJO and ELVIRA DAACA ABORIDO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 February 2014.

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum 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 WILFREDA R. RAMBUYON has filed with this Office, a petition for change of First Name from “WILFREDO” to “WILFREDA” and correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” or correction of entry in the date of birth from “__________” to “_________” in the Certificate of Live Birth of _________ at Talisayan, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are MARCELINO RAMBUYON and ALEJANDRA RAMUGA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than _________________________.

(Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar


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AVAOCITY – Police investigators in Compostela Valley Province have already identified the group behind the killing of an employee of multinational firm Dole Philippines early this month.

Compostela Valley police provincial director Camilo Cascolan revealed that they had already the name of the suspects who murdered Natalio Mamon III alias Bong, a resident of Davao City. However, Cascolan refused to divulge the identity of the suspects as the police are still hunting them.

Based on the police initial investigation, seven armed persons waylaid Mamon on board his gray Innova vehicle which traversed the CamanlanganMaragusan road around 11:00 in the morning last February 3. The victim was still able to disembark from his vehicle and ran away but the suspects chased him until he fell into a ravine. The suspects also struck the victim with a stone in the head. Police have also recovered a hand grenade in the area and several empty shells. Cascolan believed that personal grudge was the motive behind Mamon’s murder. Last December, police said the victim had received death threats. (PNA)


DAVAO CITY — A Davao City councilor said the city’s internal revenue allocation (IRA) from the national budget has been reduced this year but the budget department claims that there has been no such reduction. Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang said the city government was informed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last month of the reduction of IRA, brought about by the addition of a new city and transfer of a barangay, which takes up a portion of the IRA divided among cities and towns. In the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160), local government units have

a 40% share on national internal revenue taxes. This is further subdivided to provinces (23%), cities (23%), municipalities (34%) and barangays (20%). Dayanghirang, who chairs the council’s committee on finance, said an estimated P13.8 million would be slashed from Davao City’s allocation, which he said would affect the city’s social service allocation. “The demand for social services in the city is high,” said Dayanghirang, though he didn’t give a specific amount. Many indigents and poor have been relying on the city government for support ranging from medical to social needs.

Davao to farm out garbage collection to private sector

DAVAO CIT Y – To save on maintenance expenses b ecaus e of t he budget cut brought about by its reduced internal revenue allotment (IRA), this city is farming out garbage collection to the private sector, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte revealed. In an interview Tuesday at the Wireless Cemetery here, where he paid respects to his departed mother Soledad who died two years ago, Duterte said maintenance of garbage trucks was becoming tedious, especially with the mechanized trucks. “The problem is that it takes months to replace damaged parts if

t hes e need replacing,” he lamented. Duterte said contractors who would take over the garbage collection in the city would have no problem replacing the parts. He said the city will be asking bidders to take over the garbage collection. “ We c a n d o t h i s i f the citizens of the city approves,” Duterte said. He added that doing this would curb a “lazy” and “syndicated” practice of garbage collection truck maintenance, where truck parts take months before being replaced. Duterte said this was already the practice in

other local government units such as those in Quezon City and Manila. City hall is also considering the privatization of city enterprises such as public terminals. Last Tuesday, the committee on finance of the Sangguniang Panlungsod told media the city’s IRA has been slashed by P13.8 million as an effect of the cityhood of San Pedro in

Laguna and the transfer of Barangay San Isidro f rom the municipality of Bangui to Dumalneg in Ilocos Norte. T he D e p ar t me nt of Budget and Management told the Davao City gove r n m e nt t h at i t s I R A s h are w a s a dju ste d to P2.898 billion from a previously allotted P2.912 billion for 2014. (MindaNews)

The councilor said the city’s budget for 2014 is pegged at P 5.1 billion, in which half of this amount is sourced from the IRA. Dayang hirang said with this reduction, the city has to adjust by finding sources of revenues aside from local taxes, such as focusing on colle c t ing re a l prop er t y taxes. Another measure he is proposing is to “reflect” a new amount in the supplemental budget. But the councilor also said they might propose adjustments in the “some administrative aspect.” But the DBM Region 11 OIC-Director Maria Fe Jagna told Davao Today that there was no actual reduction, saying that Dayanghirang was only referring to a reduction in the projected allocation for 2014. “There is no reduction as to the allocation that the city received. The amount is still higher this year than last year. What Councilor Dayanghirang referred to maybe the projected allocation


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which may change in time,” Jagna said. Jagna explained that the calculation tends to be adjusted with the addition of a new city or town. A news report cited a report from the City Council’s committee on finance report that the city received an IRA share of P 2.626 billion in 2013. But the DBM website reported Davao City’s IRA share on the same year at P2.576 billion or around P214.7 million a month. The DBM a ls o reported that Davao City received 21 % of Davao Region’s IRA share of P 12 billion. Asked for comment, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte proposed legislative remedies such as “expanding the cake” or the amount allocated for local government units. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/


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Strategies to Reduce Students’ Pathological Fear in Mathematics By Lydia B. Tubella Master Teacher I

SOME students have developed fear with Mathematics that affects their overall performance not only in the said subject, but also with other related subjects where Mathematics is essential in learning. Clinical researchers identify this fear as “pathological fear” and

pedagogies have to develop strategies to counter it. A study involving an eight-prong approach, consisting of strategies has been recommended to counter the negative impact of pathological fear among students on Mathematics. The purpose of the said study is to identify causes of pathological fear in Mathematics among secondary schools in the Division of Cagayan

Dynamic Learning Program (DLP): A Need to Modify? By JEAN T. LOQUILLANO Iponan National High School

It has been three years since Dynamic Learning Program (DLP) has been implemented in Cagayan de Oro City division as an approach to learning among public secondary schools. Three years since problem on students’ misbehaviour during class hours has been addressed. Three years since students have learned how to discover and process his/her own learning independently. DLP is a student-centered and self-regulated activity in which students try to discover and process his own learning process. It is likewise a system of teaching that focuses on student activity rather than on traditional classroom lectures. The set-up is 70% student activity–30% lecture/discussion. Each activity is provided with a clear, learning target. The student tries to understand the lesson on his/her own by reading the concept notes and by doing the exercises before the lesson is discussed and explained. Hence, students learn independently; they have no time to do extraneous activities since everyone is focused to do the learning task. Moreover, student’s writing skill is totally enhanced. However, despite these positive views, DLP received various criticisms among teachers and students. Some cited out that time allocation to discuss the concept is not enough to let students comprehend the lesson. Hence, there were minimal class interactions and clarifications due to time constraint. Furthermore, students expressed out that they missed the time that they were given ample chance to interact with others and express their ideas orally. Accordingly, the program works best only to fast learners since they can easily understand and process the concept even without teacher’s discussion. Other learners, on the other hand, commented that they can easily learn if they are provided enough time for drills and further elaboration of the lesson. Some suggested having DLP

modified by phasing out “parallel schedule” to maximize the time of teacher-expert. Both perspectives have varied views regarding learning process. The first is anchored on Jhon Dewey’s principle that for a student to learn he should do or perform the task. Furthermore, DLP is likewise in consonance to Jean Rousseau’s philosophy that for a child to learn he should learn how to explore things independently. However, in teaching-learning process we should consider the diversity of learners, their learning preferences and multiple intelligences (H. Gardner). For in each classroom there are students who are visual, auditory, linguist, spatial, kinaesthetic and others. Recognizing this view, there is no single specific strategy that could address their needs. Acknowledging Lev Vygotsky’s principle on child’s learning anchored on Scaffolding and Jhon Flavel’s Theory on Metacognition, there is a need to explicitly teach the concept. For a child to learn teacher should provide a scaffold or support in the process of acquiring the skill and as the child reaches his Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) that’s the time that teachers need to release the support. Thus, if students don’t learn the way educators teach, educators should teach the way students learn (Tomlinson 2004). Recognizing, the aforementioned varied views, we have to consider that whatever learning approaches introduced or adopted in the curriculum, it is created solely for the benefit of the students. The adoption of DLP is implemented not to complicate matters in our present educational system but to help learners improve their academic performance. However, in the delivery of instruction, we have to consider the diversity and multiple intelligences of our learners. Try to think of it… Is there a need to modify DLP?

de Oro City. It also examines strategies that could be adopted to reduce pathological fear in Mathematics among students. The study reveals that causes of pathological fear in Mathematics are difficulty of understanding, the Mathematics teacher factor and the abstract nature of Mathematics. The strategies that could be adopted to reduce pathological fear in Mathematics, among others, include the use of Mathematical games, use of heuristics methods of teaching and use of relevant set of induction techniques. Parents are supposed to stop indoctrinating that Mathematics is difficult and follow the outlined recommendations, as follows: 1. One way to allay the fear of students in Mathematics is to relate the uses and application of Mathematics in day-to-day life of students. For instance, the use of patterns in tailoring and dressmak-

ing is an example of symmetry. The work involved in basket weaving, beadwork, and hairstyles are all forms of geometry; 2. Mathematics teachers need to use instructional materials to teach some concepts in Mathematics. This will stimulate and sustain students’ interest and reduce their fear in Mathematics. The effective use of teaching aids concretize the abstract nature of Mathematics, it also stimulates students imagination and helps them retain the concept learnt; 3. Most Mathematics teachers are seen as ‘monster’ in the classroom by the students, teachers should have a sense of humour. The classroom needs to be a happy lace and in fact teachers should be persons with whom children could have normal friendly human relationship. Mathematics teachers should possess a well- rounded chiseled personality;

By ELTRICK JHON ALERTA, School Head Teacher II Kibuwa Elementary School Kibuwa, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon

By Ma. Lourdes S. Bebello, School Head II Guihean Elementary School Guihean, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon

program to children of poor families by establishing the DAY CARE CENTERS in almost every Barangay, the Department of Education provides KINDERGARTEN learning with qualified teachers who earned bachelor’s degree in Education. The KINDERGARTEN program of P-Noy’s Administration is legendary in a sense that it offers free learning opportunities to every Filipino Child regardless of the economic status of the family. The KINDERGARTEN in the K to 12 Program is a genuine affability of the Aquino-Luistro affiliation.

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before their wards. They should also keep their wards from peers that contribute to their negative attitude to Mathematics when they are aware of it; 7. One particular cause of phobia in Mathematics is lack of reader friendly Mathematics textbooks. Students develop hatred for reading Mathematics textbooks. It is recommended that schools should adopt use of reader friendly Mathematics textbooks in which topics are logically arranged to enable students work at their own rates and intensify students’ involvement in the learning process thereby reducing their fears in the subject; and 8. The school and the parents should complement the efforts of teachers in the classroom by organizing remedial programme to help slow learners. The remedial programme has helped many students who have pathological fear in Mathematics to overcome it.

Dep Ed supports IPRA

KINDERGARTEN in K to 12 Program The K to 12 Program of the Department of Education is one of the most virtuous syllabuses launched by DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC to the Public since School Year 2011-2012. This is designed to provide affordable education to the Filipino people from the first day of formal education to the Grade 12 which categorically is equivalent to a completion of Vocational Course of Philippine Education in the past few decades. While the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) commits to provide under-six training

4. Several mathematical games are available including those generated by the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja. Schools should purchase these games as they would assist the students in generating and sustaining their interest in Mathematics thereby reducing their phobia for Mathematics; 5. Teachers’ use of dogmaticmethod in teaching Mathematics is the cause of irrational fear students develop for Mathematics. Teachers should employ Heuristic method to encourage students’ participation and discovery of concepts in Mathematics. Absence of students’ participation makes the lesson boring and unexciting. Students’ participation is important; 6. Parents and guardians should avoid socializing their wards away from Mathematics. They should keep away their unpleasant Mathematics experiences from their wards and present favorable experiences

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Republic Act 8371 otherwise known as the Indigenous People’s Rights Act of 1997 mandates the whole nation to provide the INDIGENOUS PEOPLE equal access to Education. This is the major concern addressed by Dep Ed Secretary; DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO upon issuing a Department Order directing his subordinates to integrate IP Subjects in the Contemporary Curriculum. The Division of Bukidnon identified some of its institutions as PRIME SCHOOL. With such category, renowned institutes continuously receive foreign aids in recognition of its noble contributions to the development of the community as well as its dignified intention to

distinguish the deprived sectors of the society. The Head Teacher, Faculty and Staff of prime schools are currently on the initial process of community consultation, gathering the council of elders, and conducting information drive for the tribal leaders, parents, children as well as concerned politically influential people of the society in Bukidnon. To the people belonging to the Manobo, Matig Salog, Pulangihon, Umayamnon, Higa-onon, Tala-andig and other Tribes of Bukidnon, let us altogether thank the brilliant men and women of the Department of Education for supporting the IPRA Law.

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By GILDRED U. BANTUG, Kisolon Central Elementary School Kisolon, Sumilao, Bukidnon

His Excellency BENIGNO C. AQUINO III methodically provides FLAGSHIP Programs for the Filipinos as landmark of his 6-year term. Among his agenda is the ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM of the Dep Ed, Agri-Pinoy of the DA, as well as the 4 P’s of the DSWD. ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM is the most inclusive but expedient methods which provide objective access of adult literacy and prompt individuals to earn a degree. It accentuates useful skills proven the most valuable as well as simple approach of conveying comprehension and expertise to students. The ALS Coordinator or Mobile Teacher in each District reaches out prospects in every Barangays within the entire nation to accommodate individuals for Basic Literacy

Program, beyond 12 years old for Accreditation and Equivalency on Elementary Level in addition to ages 16 to 25 years old for Accreditation and Equivalency Program for Secondary Level. Potential pupils who enroll at the district office are required to attend 800 hours of classes and take the compulsory examinations held annually on the months of October or November. Accredited students will wait for the results usually available on the month of February to ensure that the qualified students can warrant ample time to register for the next level of education should they decide to pursue their studies. The Certificates issued to eligible pupils are duly signed by the Dep Ed Secretary, DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC.

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Once the new terminal is completed, Dela Rosa said the existing two passenger terminals will be exclusively used by passengers bound for the nearby provinces of Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi and Zamboanga Sibugay. He said there is a need to have a separate passenger terminal for Sandakan since this is a foreign trip which requires inspection from the Bureau of Immigration. The port of Zamboanga is one of the busiest ports in the country. It serves an average of 3,000 incoming and outgoing passengers daily. (mindanews)

during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas approved Ordinance No.12719-2014 approving the annual budgets of the General Fund with an estimated income of P2,068,691,490 and of the Special Account: Economic Enterprises with estimated incomes of P74,590,527 for the City Economic Enterprises and P18,379,898 for the East-Westbound Terminals and Public Market, and P143,914,634 for the J.R. Borja General Hospital to finance estimated various expenditures of same amounts for 2014. Based on the budget, P102.9 million is earmarked for the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund, while P25 million for the student scholarship fund next year. The budget was endorsed by the Committee of the Whole headed by Councilor President D. Elipe, chair of the committee on finance and ways and means.

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Zamboanga and we are thankful for each and everyone who are working hard for this project,” Lim said. Materials used in the rooms came all the way from Taiwan and were all manufactured by Tzu Chi volunteers. Lim said the Tzu Chi Foundation, founded in 1996 by Dharma Master Cheng Yen, is also eyeing in building at least 1,000 housing units for war victims in Zamboanga - many of them are still in temporary shelters and evacuations sites. “We are scouting for areas where we can build initially about 200 houses, but we are looking at 1,000 units along the way, to help provide shelters to families displaced by the fighting last year,” he said. Just recently, Tzu Chi Foundation also erected dozens of similar classrooms in Leyte province in central Philippines which was ravaged by typhoon Haiyan last year. The project in Leyte is part of the rehabilitation efforts by the Buddhist group which also launched there its cash-for-work and cleanup program, including medical and humanitarian missions. Among Tzu Chi missions include charity, education, humanity, medicine and environmental protection. (Mindanao Examiner)

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AORs to prevent the BIFF from entering and holding camp. The 6th ID in Maguindanao has reportedly conquered the major camp of the BIFF, sending members of the BIFF fleeing from their areas of operation. Last Wednesday, National Defense Secretary Voltaire T Gazmin visited the 4th Infantry “Diamond” Division here in line with

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the army division’s 44th founding anniversary. 4th Infantry Division commander Major General Ricardo Visaya received Secretary Gazmin with fitting honors. Sec. Gazmin graced the evening parade intended for the division anniversary and to personally award the personnel and other stakeholders who contributed in the various achievements of unit. During the evening parade, 4ID recognized our civilian partners who rendered “undying support” with the troops in the field, namely, Doctor Anna Liza Anoos Lerio, a Dental Officer of DepEd-Surigao City Division, and Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur. 4ID also recognized the meritorious achievement of soldiers who rendered dedication of service, namely, Staff Sergeant Francisco Gako, recipient of the Gold Cross Medal; Sergeant Ramil Alih, Corporal Marhabpan Camendan, Corporal Eldo Omila, Private First Class Antonio Abucejo Jr. and CAFGU Active Auxiliary William Alaba, all recipients of the Military Merit Medal. 401ST Infantry “Unity” Brigade and 30TH Infantry “Python” Battalion have been adjudged as best brigade and best battalion, respectively, for calendar year 2013. The celebration started on January 30 and culminated yesterday with the theme: “Ikaw at Ako, Tayong Lahat May Tungkulin Para sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran.”

Dep Ed REFORMATION By Ma. Lourdes S. Bebello, School Head Teacher II Guihean Elementary School Guihean, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon

Upon assumption to office, Department of Education Secretary DR. ALMIN A. LUISTRO, FSC delivered a speech urging his subordinates to take the challenge “REFORMATION of the entire basic education system” amidst the long list of backlogs in classrooms, chairs and textbooks allegedly inherited, the confrontations experienced and much resistance both from without or within the organization. The Secretary described his two years of service as much accomplishment for a larger purpose which transcends all the individual plans and agenda of his subordinates

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and colleagues. As Secretary Luistro said, “Let us work in synergy and convergence; infect one another with renewed hope and optimism. We do deny the uphill climb that stretches out before us. The country we carry on our shoulders, our beloved home – remains huge and heavy.” DR. ALMIN A. LUISTRO, FSC complete these improvements by saying: “Let us revive the spirit of Bayanihan within each of us. Let us all do our part. Share the load that the burden may become lighter. And what seemed impossible can then become possible”.

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These giant corporations don’t have any heart. They don’t have any ideology. All that they have is the insatiable greed for more and more profits. This is far worse than anything else. This behavior is likewise noticed even in the country’s premiere basketball league, the Philippine Basketball Association. The desire for fame and profit seems to be rubbing off in this sporting event where a coach had just been ordered suspended for one game and fined a whooping P100,000 for unsportsmanlike behavior. But the trigger of the unsportsmanlike behavior was never tackled by the sanctioning official, the PBA commissioner, which is the poor and one-sided officiating of the referees. I for one could say the officiating is indeed sloppy. But nothing had been done by the commissioner to address this concern. What he did instead was to sanction the coach, Yeng Guiao, for his undeniable passion and love for the sport. The referees’ calls glaringly showed favor for the opposing team, the Petron Blaze owned by San Miguel Corp., of Guiao’s team, the Rain or Shine Elastro Painters. SMC, we all know, is one of the giant corporations that is prominently figuring in all the battles for supremacy in cornering government projects. This battle for supremacy waged by the country’s giant corporations is no different to the battle for supremacy by the different mafia fami-

lies over several trades in the US in the past. What we are seeing here actually is a revival of such battles in our shores by these giant corporations whose stomach for profit could never be filled up. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at

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Abdul Rahim C. Palao ( I T- S of t w are Bus i ne ss Solutions), John Bonn L. Jayme (Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD), Jess Christopher B. Lopez and Alion B. Omandam (Mechatronics), Arwin I. Mahinay (Refrigeration and Air-conditioning) and Prinz Nikko C. Palahang (Web Design). A simultaneous event kicked-off at XU-CIT for the other four trade areas, whose winners come from different institutions in the region, namely, Frans Kr ist ian T. D elante of Mindanao University of Science and Technology (Electrical Installation Maintenance), Marimar C. Obial of TESDA Regional Training Center-Iligan (Welding), Jonathan A. Guasa of XU-CIT (Autom obi l e Te ch nol o g y ) and Jefferson B. Tulang of Mindanao Ar ts and Technological Institute, Inc. (Cooking). Winners have received cash gifts, certificate of recognition and certificate of commitment of which they are entitled with a scholarship at TESDA to enhance their skills

Publication Notice RA 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-003-2014

Date: February 5, 2014

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA. 10172).Notice is hereby served to the public that Peterlyn A. Plamus has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE’’ in the certificate of live birth of Peterlyn A. Plamus at Medina,Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Perla Juson Arligue and Peter Ramos Plamus. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that February 14, 2014. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: FEB. 7 & 14, 2014

and excel more in their chosen fields. Certificates of commitment may be transferred in case they cannot avail it themselves. The “champs” are now getting ready to compete i n t h e Ph i l ippi ne Na tional Skills C omp etition (PNSC) scheduled in March 2014.


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Kagawad Melvin Roble. The relief distribution was lead by Chief of Staff Sittie Aminah Dimaporo accompanied by PCAO coordinator Regino Ray Guillermo, and members of the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers (PVHW) and Emergency Response Unit (ERU). EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CARIDAD C. SAMSON, who died only last December 05, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro Polymedic General Hospital, Inc. Cagayan de Oro City; the deceased is the co-owner being the legal spouse of the herein registered owner (PEDRITO T. SAMSON) now the herein VENDOR, he being the only SURVIVING LEGAL HEIR WITH NO CHILDREN of their own with the late wife, over the PARCEL OF LAND which is more particularly described as follows; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS TAX DECLARATION No. G-261269 “A PARCEL OF LAND situated in Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, Island of Mindanao, Lot 5-A, PSD-10-061244. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FOUR (104) SQUARE METERS MORE OR LESS, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered into this 16th day of December 2013 by and between; PEDRITO T. SAMSON, of legal age, Filipino citizen, newly becomes a WIDOWER, with residence and postal address at Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as the VENDOR; and GINES CACHAPERO CACAYAN / MARIE JADE ALONSABE CACAYAN, both of legal age, Filipino citizens, SPOUSES, with residence and postal address at Las Piedras, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, referred to as the VENDEE; the above-named VENDOR is the absolute owner and legal possessor of the parcel of land, being the SURVIVING SPOUSE. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P 100,000.00) Philippine Currency Receipt of the said amount is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/s the VENDORS hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY the above described parcel of land in favor of the vendee/S. As per Doc. No. 108; Page No. 21; Book No. X; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMELITO O. MARQUIÑO. MDN: FEB. 7, 14 & 21, 2014

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