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‘Yolanda’ survivors told: stay while Leyte rebuilds

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AVAO City– –“Stay here while Leyte rebui lds its elf.” M ay or R o d r i g o Duterte told some 200 families of super typhoon Yolanda who have sought refuge here, that the city government will help facilitate their livelihood and encouraged them to stay here.

By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A total of 11 children and youth have been reported injured by firecracker blasts during Christmas Day in Cagayan de Oro City. “This is alarming,” said Interior and Local Government regional director Rene Burdeos who chairs the regional Task Force on Illegal Firecrackers. Burdeos said the number would likely surpass last year’s record. A total of 13 people were reported injured by firecrackers after New Year’s Day last year. “Now, it’s days yet before New Year and already there are 11 injured,” he said. The youngest of the 11 victims is a three-year-old kid and the oldest a 16-year-old youth. Most of them were injured by Piccolo, an illegal firecracker. Burdeos said the task force will tighten its inspection of vendors around the city with the Philippine National Police tasked to confiscate illegal firecrackers. “Our advocacy is to not use firecrackers at all, legal or illegal,” he said. He called on revelers to use harmless noisemakers like Torotot and other horns.

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NPAs torch construction equipment in Bislig City By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga and REY BALABA Correspondent

NPA ‘props’ irk civilians: Army

BUTUAN City––An undetermined number of New People’s Army rebels burned two road construction equipment owned by Conception Basic Builder, Inc. in San Jose, Bislig City Passersby along the Marcos Bridge in Cagayan de Oro City cannot help but wonder at last December 16. the danger of electrical wires connected from a post to houses below the bridge. Are Police said the the wires illegal connections or is this the way the Cagayan de Oro Power and Light See TORCH, page 11

Company makes electrical connections? Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City––Civilians were not happy of hundreds of propaganda materials spread out by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels in Northern Mindanao Thursday morning, the military said. The civilians have ex-

pressed dismay over the tarpaulins and plastic streamers and posters that were seen hanging on the trees along various municipal and provincial roads in the Northern Mindanao Thursday morning on the occasion of the NPA’s 45th founding anniversary. See army, page 11

Duterte to scholars: taxpayers’ money paid for your education DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo Duterte asked 820 scholars from the government’s Scholarship on Tertiary Education Program (STEP) to use their education properly when they become leaders in the future and to remember that

taxpayers’ money is paying for their education. STEP is a City Government of Davao initiated scholarship program for the underprivileged but deserving youth of Davao. “Even before you were born, I have been the mayor.

That scholarship is from the heart and has no hint of politics. There was never a time that you were approached to respond in kind because of the scholarship that you were given,” he told scholars during the Pahalipay celebration honoring them.

“Someday, some of you will be leaders asking questions about how this country is run,” he said. “I have succeeded at times, and I have failed at times,” the mayor said, adding that government service requires making

informed decisions. “Use your education to respond to whatever you face in life,” he said. Duterte cited the handling of the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) as See SCHOLARS, page 11

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AGAYAN de Oro City––Eight minors were injured including a 15-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet at the height of Christmas revelry here midnight Wednesday.

Police said that a stray bullet of unknown caliber hit the girl’s leg at the height of Christmas revelry Wednesday night but the wound was negligible that hospital authorities let the girl go after treatment. Police, however, said that they are investigating the incident in an effort to establish the identity of the gun owner who fired indiscriminately at the height of Christmas revelry Wednesday night. The other minors who were injured by firecracker explosions included a three-year-old boy who sustained a hand injury when a firecracker exploded in his hand. “The boy picked up the firecracker that landed in their backyard believing that the object would not explode,” the parents told hospital authorities. Another victim was a 10-year-old boy who sustained a burn on the face and hand when he lit a handful of firecrackers which earlier did not explode. The injured were admitted in public hospitals here but most of them were sent home after receiving treatment, the police said. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, MDN

Global Legislators Launch. Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez speaks

before fellow legislators and other stakeholders including representatives from the British Embassy and the European Union during the recent launch of the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE International) Philippines chapter. GLOBE is an international organization comprising national parliamentarians from over 70 countries that are committed to finding legislative solutions to the challenges posed by climate change and sustainable development. Cong. Rodriguez was one of the founding members of GLOBE Philippines and is one of the most ardent supporters of initiatives to combat the harmful effects of climate change.KENDISCHAVES

DA allocates P .6m for irrigation in Mindanao CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Department of Agriculture has allocated over P 600,000 for the development of irrigation facilities in Northern Mindanao in 2014, the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said on Thursday. Hilarion Cedeno, NIA regional director in Northern Mindanao, said that DA has allocated over P 600,000 to rehabilitate irrigation facilities in about 2,136 – hectare of land damaged by typhoons Sending and Pablo that hit Northern Mindanao in 2011 and 2012. Cedeno said that 52 percent or 77,000-hectare of the 148,000 – hectare of land in Lanao del Sur and Iligan City, were already irrigated. He said that some irrigable areas in the region remained under developed with Bukidnon having 81,189-hectare, Lanao del Sur, 26,573-hectare, Lanao del Norte, 15,764-hectare, Misamis Occidental, 14,547-hectare, Misamis Oriental, 9,277-hectare, and Camiguin with 655-hectare. According to Cedeno, See IRRIGATION, page 11

Army remains alert despite NPA attack

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Soldiers who rendered dedication of service and gallantry in action during combat were awarded Thursday morning by Lt. Gen. Noel A. Cobales, commanding general of the Philippine Army, at the headquarters of the 4th Infantry Division

in Cagayan de Oro City. Cobales and Brig. General Ricardo Visaya, commanding general of the 4ID, paid tribute to the “Diamond” troopers during formal ceremonies held at Camp Evangelista. The 4ID has integrated into various units a total of 93 new soldiers who recently graduated from military school.

Despite the killing by the New People’s Army of a soldier Monday afternoon in Allacapan, Cagayan province, the Philippine Army has maintained its suspension of military operations (SOMO) which is being observed from December 21 to January 15 next year. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesman for the 4ID, said the soldiers in Northern Mindanao will remain alert during the period and continue to monitor NPA activities. Uy said they have re-

ceived reports that the NPA would not be holding a big celebration for its 45th anniversary this week due to lack of funds. “Our soldiers are ready to respond to any armed attacks,” he said. He called on the communist rebels to “come down from the mountains and join the government in peace.” He added that the government is ready to accept surrenderees under its Guns For Peace program and that former guerrillas would be helped in earning a livelihood.


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There’s money for MSMEs but absorptive capacity is a problem MALAYBALAY City–– There’s money intended for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) but the capacity to absorb funds is a problem, with some of them unable to identify what they need to increase productivity, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) regional office said. Linda O. Boniao, officer

in charge of the Department of Trade and Industry-10 regional office, said this is one of the reasons why only 65 percent of the P700 million available under DTI’s Shared Service Facility (SSF) project nationwide was approved for release this year. Boniao told Mindanews during the open forum for the launching of approved SSF projects in Bukidnon

last week that there are more than enough funds for SMEs available but determination of need is “still vague” among some SMEs. The SSF, according to the DTI, aims to improve the quality and productivity of microenterprises and SMEs. It focuses on addressing gaps in the value chain of priority industry clusters through the provision of

processing machines or equipment for the common use of the MSMEs in a target of 609 poorest towns. Boniao said the SSF is the government’s investment or counterpart in the business pursued by MSMEs. She said Region 10 received one of the highest shares of the SSF budget in Mindanao and Visayas for 2013 with about P45.7

Education: Its Mission By Jomar L. Reyes, Head Teacher III

Education existed even in the beginning of time where our ancestors still wrote in the caves just to exchange shared meaning and communicate with each other. It is truly important for one to learn and know everything that surrounds him through educating himself. Perhaps, some creatures would ask what is the world without education? Education will put something in your mind that will make you a sensible person. It means that you can talk

with sense to other people since you can adjust to various levels of understanding. You can understand from simple to critical situations and in betweens. You can give an accurate reason to an existing phenomenon and as well explain why such behaviour existed. Education will also teach you how to be a better person. Each person’s personality have positives and negatives. Yes, it is up to that person on what he will use and improve but through Education, one can

learn on how to take controls over these behaviours. He will be taught about the outcomes of his attitude. He will know how to improve his positives and decline his negatives. In the absence of Education, one may forget to take control over his intellect and also his thinking. For one, everything that resulted to success or a mess is a result of one’s actions which is, of course, his thinking made him to do so. E d u c at i o n i s g a i n e d through levels. It is not just

actually what people learned from the four classroom corners but on their everyday encounters. Education is attained from level one to the nth level that no one knows where and when to stop since learning is a continuous process. However, being schooled is nothing when one will forget its true essence and its impact to an individual. Life without learning is a life that seeks no improvement at all. The world without Education is a world that seeks no improvement as well.

DepEd: on recently approved Rationalization Plan By Elizabeth S. Virtudazo, Teacher-III

November 15, 2013 marks another step for Department of Education as on this period, the Executive Order 366 or the Rationalization Program for government agencies was approved. This EO aims to push result-oriented and efficient government services. To review, the Rationalization Plan or Rat Plan is an executive order signed by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on October 2004 directing a strategic review of the operations and organizations of the executive branch and providing options and incentives for government employees who may be affected by the rationalization of the functions and agencies of executive branch. This Rat Plan is a processoriented idea that requires each government offices to provide specific functions to its subordinates. In this way, offices will prevent themselves from duplication and overlapping of roles. It would also help improve agency performance through rationalization of service delivery, support systems, organization of structure and as well as staffing. In Department of Education, affected of the Rat Plan were its Central offices, Regional offices and the Division offices-proper. The contractual and casual employees funded by General Appropriations Act Personal Services (GAA-PS) were also affected. Thereafter, DepEd had its reorganization for staff. However, there are DepEd sections that were not included. These are schools, DepEd of Autonomous Region of Mus-

lim Mindanao, attached agencies, GAA-MOOE-funded Contract of Service (COS) employees at foreign-funded COS employees. Options were also offered to affected employees. They could choose to remain to government service by expressing intent to be placed in a comparable position and go through the placement process and convert item toCo-Terminus with the Incumbent (CTI) status. Otherwise, they could also opt for retirement / separation under EO 366. People placed in plantilla positions, no one will lose their rank or position level, none will be forced to retire for it is voluntary. In addition, no one will be forced out or retrenched from the

organization. The Rat Plan, whatever its results may be, is for the purpose of organization, order and improvement of delivery

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million. So far 74 of 77 proposed projects were approved with a total amount of P43.8 million. According to figures released by DTI-Bukidnon Tuesday, of the P43.8 million, about P11.5 million or 26.32 percent was approved for Bukidnon. The cost is divided among 14 projects out of17 proposals. In Bukidnon, DTI reported a remaining balance of P1.9 million for this year. Boniao said P50 million has been allocated for Bukidnon in 2014. She said the DTI has not ventured into “assessing the needs of MSMEs” although DTI-Bukidnon cited some initiatives. Roderico Bioco, president of the Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc, admitted that MSME’s absorptive capacity is a challenge and that identifying needs is a problem for these enter-

prises. He stressed that MSMEs must have increased access to subsidy programs of the government but noted that some of the MSMEs may not even be aware of the program. He said the chamber’s role is to help spread the word about the program and promote investments in Bukidnon. He added that the chamber is interested to promote even investments from local players like the MSMEs. He said MSMEs in the countryside should have greater access of government subsidies not only from programs like DTI’s SSF but also for farmers through the Department of Agriculture such as the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund and from the Department of Science and Technology. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)

RA form No. 10.1(LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Bukidnon Municipality of Baungon NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOUIE C. HANSOL, has filed with this Office a petition for change of First Name from “JOVE” to “JOUIE” in his Certificate of live Birth, Jouie Cagmat Hansol who was born on August 27, 1991 at Baungon, Bukidnon and whose parents are Eutemio Salinasal Hansol and Lilibeth Tac-al Cagmat. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file a written opposition with this Office not later than 10 January 2014. (SGD.) FELIPE C. CADIZ Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: DEC. 27, 2013 & JAN. 3, 2014


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Farmers caught vandalizing NPA anniversary messages By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

An early morning jogger passed by a large streamer for the 45th anniversary of CPP-NPA placed along the fence railings at the Rotunda in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. Photo by Chris V. Panganiban of Mindanao Daily News-Caraga

sages of “MabuhiCPP@ 45”, “CPP@45” and “Mabuhi and CPP-NPA-NDF” were read at the bridge railings along the national highway in Hamogaway and Fili villages and at the wall of C and T Hardware at the city public market. A large streamer was

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SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur––Police authoritries in Bayugan City arrested yesterday two farmers after they were caught in the act of vandalizing on public walls with spray paint and carrying streamers with a message for the 45th anniversary of Communist Party of the Philippines-New Peoples Army (CPP-NPA). Arrested were Ramon Rico Floro, 24, resident of San Toribio village in neighboring Esperanza town and Bryan Mandapiton,18, of Odiong village also in Esperanza after they were caught by patrolling policemen trying to paint the CPPNPA anniversary messages on the concrete railings of a bridge. Police reports said the suspects said to be members of Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma sa Agusan Sur (Namasur) were carrying caliber .38 revolver and a three feet by 10 feet streamers with a message “Mabuhi ang ikma-45

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Tacloban Muslims receive sacks of rice from Lanao Norte LGU

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ubod, Lanao del Norte – The devastation that Super-typhoon Yolanda (International name: Haiyan) brought to the islands in central Visayas spared no one. Progressive cities and provinces were reduced to rubbles after T.S. Yolanda made landfall carrying sustained winds approaching 200 mph, leaving thousands dead. One of the hardest-hit communities is the Muslim village in Brgy. 69, Canibong, Tacloban City that also suffered massive destruction to properties and storm fatalities. Responding to the tragedy, the provincial government of Lanao del Norte sent its 7-vehicle convoy to the island of Leyte on December 10, 2013 to conduct humanitarian relief operations and medical mission. 30 sacks of rice were turnedover to the Muslim community of Tacloban City through its leader Mohamad Mimbalawag. “We are here to show that we care for the people affected by this

devastating storm. As Filipinos we share in their grief and loss and so we are doing whatever we can to help them (Yolanda survivors) get back on their feet again”, Lanao del Norte Governor Khalid Dimaporo expressed. Team Lanao del Norte successfully conducted its humanitarian operations for three days starting December 10 to 12, 2013 before making the return trip on December 13. Aside from relief goods and rice, the Lanao del Norte LGU also turned-over assorted stocks of medicines to the city government of Tacloban. VNL/ PIO-LDN

Governor Khalid Dimapro (in red jacket) is seen here being greeted by the people of Tacloban City. Dimaporo personally lead the humanitarian mission organized. (by the Lanao del Norte LGU)

City Development Council holds meeting last December 20

ILIGAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – Mayor Celso G, Regencia in his message in the meeting of the City D e vel opme nt C ou nc i l (CDC) last December 20 held at the Berlin Hall, Plaza Alemania said the mayor is mandated by law to allocate 20% to the development fund for barangay projects.

However, Mayor Regencia said in the present situation of the city, the major portion of the CDC budget is allocated to service the statutory and contractual obligations of the city government. This is contained in the terms and conditions between the city and the banks that funded the

projects like the L and Bank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines and Asian Development Bank. The CDC meeting was attended by Vice Mayor Rudy Marzo as chairman of the Finance Committee of the development council, ABC president Ceasar Siacor and Regina “Nanette”

Antiquiza of Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits Inc. (ECOWEB) representing non-government organizations (NGO). Also in attendance were Councilor Marlene L. Young, Councilor Manny Salibay, DILG city director Emilio Rana, city hall department heads and other guests. (Ree J. Altres/CIO)

DODIONGAN FALLS. A boy enjoys a jump into the water at the foot of Dodiongan Falls in Digkilaan, Iligan City on Sunday morning (22 Dec 2013). (MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera)

Philippine Army’s Commanding General Visits 4ID CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City-- LTGEN NOEL A COBALLES AFP, Commanding General, Philippine Army visits 4ID, Camp Evangelista, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City. The visit of LTGEN COBALLES is part of his command visitations to see the over-all condition of his troops in the different areas and to personally deliver to the soldiers his Christmas message. To highlight, he personally pinned the awards to 7 soldiers who bravely faced the enemies during different encounters in separate areas of 4ID’s area of responsibility. The gold cross medal, which is the 4th highest military award was given to: Private First Class Dexie A Macalaya; Private First Class Niño S Negolo and Private First Class Jonbert L Sabado all from Charlie Company, 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion. The unit encountered around 30 NPAs at Barangay Ampianga, Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental wherein 2 enemies were killed and 2 firearms were recovered. The Military Merit Medal which is given to

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recognize a soldier’s heroic achievement during or in support to military action was also given to: Captain Henry M Pang-Ay of 26th Infantry (Ever Onwards) Battalion; Corporal Algrin T Yañez of 42nd Division Reconnaisance Company; 1st Lieutenant Norman M Tagros and Corporal Dandy T Panganiban both from 8th Infantry (Dependable) Battalion. LTGEN COBALLES during his speech appreciated the whole 4th Infantry Division for the different programs it successfully supported for the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) “Bayanihan”. Accordingly, this unit effort brought about the neutralization of almost 100 NPAs and the recovery of 80 enemy firearms. He also mentioned the significant accomplishment of the unit in terms of environmental protection which adds to the country’s overall economic output most specifically that of Northern Mindanao. “Lubos akong nagpapasalamat sa suportang binigay ninyo sa aking pamumuno at sa inyong taus-pusong paglilingkod sa bayan.” LTGEN COBALLES added.

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“Hoy! Umuwi na kayo!” (Hey! Go back to wherever you came from!) Lydia struggled with tears as she shares how passersby at the evacuation center in Sta. Maria Elementary School treated them and the other displaced persons currently sheltering there. The jests would be followed by mocking laughter. As if they chose to be here; as if they still had a home to go back to. In addition to physical difficulties while at the evacuation centers such as the lack of potable water, light, closed bathrooms for women, and numerous others, emotional abuse towards IDPs is also rampant. On December 18, one hundred days since the start of the conflict in Zamboanga City, an inter-agency/organization communications team composed of personnel from the City Information Office (CIO), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) visited the evacuation center and dialogued with the IDPs there. Lydia and several others were very emotional during the discussion. Annalie shared that when she visited a health center, she sensed a feeling of hostility from one of the personnel. “Hindi pa ba kayo uuwi?” (Won’t you go home yet?) the personnel would condescendingly say. “Binubully kami, para kaming hindi mga tao,” (we are bullied, as if we’re less than human) Annalie said. Not even the children were spared. Juliet, a mother, shared

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that her children would also suffer similar treatment from classmates. “Ang tawag sa kanila mga ‘bakwits.’ Pinaglalait-laitan sila. Lagi silang binubully ng mga classmates nila; ayaw na ng mga anak kong pumasok dahil nahihiya na sila,” (They are taunted, teased as “bakwits”. Their classmates always bully them. My children would refuse to go to school anymore because they are ashamed) said Juliet. But the truth is, as much as those who constantly demean them, IDPs are desperate to go back home to their communities. The difficulties and uneasiness can sometimes be too unbearable. “Kailan po ba kami makakauwi?” (when can we go back home?) they were one in asking. The communications team clarified that IDPs cannot remain at the evacuation centers since the living conditions there are not encouraging. Eventually, they will be transferred to temporary shelters in Tulungatung, Taluksangay and at the Zamboanga Grandstand. qBilly Jamisdamin II from the IOM explained that currently, there are still over 25,000 IDPs scattered in the different evacuation centers. “Pero itong numero bumababa. Ibig sabihin ay untiunti nang tinatransfer ang mga IDPs sa mga temporary shelters, at mas maayos dun kaysa dito.” (But this number is decreasing. What it means is that IDPs are being transferred to their temporary shelters, which are much better than the evacuation centers.)

The IDPs will be temporarily relocated to spacious bunkhouses at the resettlement sites, which is far better than the tents where several people cram together. Moreover, IDPs will have opportunities to participate in cash for work, cash for food and other livelihood programs, minimizing their dependence on relief goods. Eventually, perhaps in a matter of six to eight months to a year, they will be able to return to their homes and communities in Rio Hondo, Mariki, and in some parts of Talon-Talon (where houses were totally destroyed) after these areas will have been reconstructed. “The government will build back better communities for you. This means that your areas will already have better infrastructures and other amenities once you return,” said City Information Officer Sheila Covarrubias. “The reconstruction is a high priority, which means that the reconstruction will begin soon.” Meanwhile, Covarrubias assured the IDPs that their concerns and difficulties will immediately be brought to the attention of the concerned agencies. “Huwag na sana nating payagan na maulit ito,” (we should not let this happen again) pleaded Juliet. In the meantime, this being only a few days before Christmas, the IDPs are requesting for one more thing: “noche Buena.” “Klarong-claro po na hindi pa talaga kami makauwi ngayong Pasko,” requested Jimmy. Pero kung pupuwede po sana, may magandang puso na paghandaan kami ng Noche Buena.” (We can’t go home this Christmas, but hopefully, someone would share a Christmas eve meal with us.)


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Christmas and the KoG

Mainstream Christians believe Christmas is the birth of the Savior who is Jesus but sadly could not explain how his birth and subsequent death on the cross to bring salvation to humans. This salvation line had been swallowed hook, line and sinker by most Christians without even asking how his birth and death could result in such a salvation. Jesus’ birth that we Christians celebrate as Christmas every Decem-

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II ber 25 is dubious in its historical background. The birth of a figure as popular as Jesus whose teaching undoubtedly turned the world upside down should

have been recorded but no record has been unearthed about his birth. His followers and the early believer just affirmed without any question that a

man by the name of Jesus had indeed been born into this world and lived among us. It was only later that December 25 was designated as the supposed date of Jesus’ birth. In other words, the 25th of December celebration was only designated but not the actual date of birth of Jesus. If we go by this fact, then something is terribly wrong with our celebration of one of the worlds most talked about personalities. How can his followers miss See CHRISTMAS, page 11

Hopes and wishes for 2014

EVERYBODY looks forward to the coming of the “New Year” with mixed feelings. There is anxiety over the devastating of the of the Super Typhoon Yolanda that ravaged in Eastern Visayas particularly in Samar and Leyte that was when one year ago in the commemoration the aftermath l of the Typhoon Pablo that hit in Compostella Valley and in Cebu and Bohol, struck by a magnitude of 7.2 earthquake two weeks before the total destruction of Eastern Visayas. There is also a reason for our fear because we will not be able to predict the magnitude of the problems

Pointers of hidden gate Tom A. Caballero which we are about to face. Nonetheless, we are confident that our government has adopted contingency measures to deal with any problem that may arise during the rollover towards the next century. It is therefore with even greater resolve that we can courageously face the future ever confident of our

capability to improve the quality of life of our people especially the poor to whom President Pinoy has made a commitment of dedication and service. Merry Christmas and a bountiful New Year to all my friends; and foes alike. Most especially to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte; Davao City Vice

Mayor Paulo Z. Duterte; Barangay Captain Marius “Kim” Garcia of Barangay 2A Magallanes, Davao City; Barangay Kagawad Emily “Emiang” Suplido of Barangay 2A Magallanes, Davao City; Ret. Judge RTC Branch 13 Isaac G. Robillo Jr. now president of the Catholic Men’s fellowship, and to all officers and members; the senior citizen officers of Barangay 2A Magallanes namely President Benedicta Caina, Vice President Jose Marcial, Secretary Caridad Pernia, Assistant Secretary Minda Paces, Treasurer Flocerpina Abracia, PIO Manuela Amba, and PIO Aida Algoso.

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Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Cross

Fresh Gospel of the day: Matthew10:1722(December26, 2013-Thursday) Matthew 10:17-22But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against [their] parents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved: This gospel reminds us about the consequences in following God and working in His vineyard. In Matthew 5:10-12-Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when [men] shall revile you, and persecute [you], and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great [is] your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Can you take this reality? In Mark8:34-and when he had called the people [unto him] with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. Carry you cross now: 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


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Zamboanga del Norte | Zamboanga del Sur | Zamboanga Sibugay | Dipolog City | Dapitan City | Pagadian City | Isabela City | Zamboanga City

Zambo cop faces homicide for accidental killing

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Police filed criminal charges against a cop who shot and killed a civilian in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said PO2 Richard Bumanglad, who accidentally shot Herman delos Reyes near the Zamboanga City Water District motor pool, was charged with homicide. Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, a regional police spokesman, said “PO2 Richard Bumanglad accidentally shot Herman Delos Reyes that led to his death.” He said the policeman posted a P40,000 bail for his temporary liberty. “The respondent availed his right to post bail in the amount of P40,000. Subject person was released from police custody,” he said. (Mindanao Examiner)

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ROMULA CASTILLOTE, who died intestate in RTR, Agusan del Norte on July 9, 1999, consisting of a real property (Lot -723, PLS-224) situated in Barangay Tag-uyango, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur covered by Original Certificate of Title No. (P-3749)- P2395 containing an area of 43,704 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and entered into by deceased Romula Castillote’s sole heirs, namely, Lucibar G. Castillote, Miguel G. Castillote, Eduardo G. Castillote, heirs of Lolita Castillote-Gumapac, namely, Perlito M. Gumapac, Marilyn G. Lagrio, Randy C. Gumapac, and Sheralyn C. Gumapac, agreeing to divide and adjudicate among themselves above-described property, and for and in consideration of P200,000.00, sell, cede, transfer, and convey 21,852 square meters portion (Lot 723-A) of above-described parcel of land unto and in favor of Jaime P. Carlos, per Doc. No. 456; Page No. 92; Book No. 201; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Jesus Ma. James L. Bringas, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, and by virtue of an AFFIDAVIT OF CONFIRMATION, above-said deceased Romula Castillote’s sole heirs affirm and confirm and recognize that the area actually sold to Jaime P. Carlos is 27,301 square meters more or less after the land sold was resurveyed by Geodetic Engineer Rowell Romaguera, and the area with its technical description indicated in Original Certificate of Title No. (P-3749)-P 2395known as Lot-723, Pls-224, after it was reconstructed, contained 62,535 square meters based on the records on file with DENR-Caraga, Regional Records Office, per Doc. No. 455; Page No. 91; Book No. 201; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Jesus Ma. James. L. Bringas, Notary Public with PTR No. 0554889/01-03-13/Butuan.

Police capture Sayyaf man in kidnap of 2 European photographers

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AMBOANGA CITY – Police arrested an Abu Sayyaf member linked to the kidnapping of two European wildlife photographers in Sulu province in the southern Philippines.

Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, the provincial police commander, said Haik Asgali alias Abu Aswad who is also a nephew

ANNEX”B” Publication Notice RA 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-037-2013 December 23, 2013 In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that ALVIC C. MAGALLANES has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry of SEX from “ FEMALE” to “ MALE” in the certificate of birth of Alvic C. Magallanes at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Victor Oroc Magallanes and Alecia Ebdalin Cabilin. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than January 10, 2014.

MDN: Dec. 27, 2013 & Jan. 3, 2014

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-166

RONILO A. TABAN and CHONA B. WAMINAL-TABAN, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on August 31, 2002, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, a residents of Tibanga, Iligan City and Poblacion, Salay, Misamis Oriental, respectively, but both of diem can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case c/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Bldg., corner 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 petitioner and respondent and reached die point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2010 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 2010 or for over three (3) 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 August 31, 2002 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 Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set die initial hearing of this case on January 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of December, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Dec. 23, 27, 2013 & Jan. 3, 2014

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ROXANNE ROBLE AREVALO and FRANCIS IAN PEPITO SADE,

47, from Switzerland, on February 2012. The two men, along with their Filipino guide Ivan Sarenas, 35, were abducted at gunpoint by five men in the coastal village of Parangan in Panglima

Sugala town while taking photographs of wild birds and handed them over to the Abu Sayyaf. Sarenas managed to escape. The fate of the two foreigners is unknown. (Mindanao Examiner)

ZAMBOANGA CITY - The Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC) is hiring 241 personnel to complete its staffing pattern “so they can serve the public better.” ZCMC chief Dr. Romeo Ong made the announce-

ment after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approved the budget for the standard staffing pattern of all Department of Health (DOH)-administered hospitals. Ong said the job vacancies include physicians, nurses, and other hospital support staffs to serve the public more efficiently. Ong said those interested and qualified can submit their

application papers before January 6 “so they can be evaluated.” Those who will be hired will start working on February next year, according to Ong. He said the hiring of personnel is in preparation to meet the required number of manpower for a 500-bed capacity hospital. The ZCMC, which is a 250-bed capacity has been upgraded this year to a 500bed capacity. (PNA)

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

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RONILO A. TABAN and CHONA B, WAMINAL-TABAN,

of Abu Sayyaf leader Radulan Sahiron, was captured in Jolo town and is currently being investigated. He said Asgali is among those who seized Ewold Horn, 52, from Holland; and Lorenzo Vinciguerre,

Zamboanga City hospital to hire more personnel

&n bsp; (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Kidnapped Ewold Horn, 52, from Holland; and Lorenzo Vinciguerre, 47, of Switzerland. (Mindanao Examiner)

IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES JULITO LAGNAS HATAMOSA AND EVANGELINE SY PALADAR-HATAMOSA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-165

JULITO LAGNAS HATAMOSA AND EVANGELINE SY PALADAR-HATAMOSA, Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------------/

RA Form No, 10.1 (LCRO) ORDER

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under church rites on April 8, 2000 at Cebu City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of thou can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Bukidnon and Cebu City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over three (3) 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 April 8, 2000 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. WHFREFORF, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set die initial hearing of this case on January 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Lei copy of (his 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 13th day of December, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: Dec. 23, 27, 2013 & Jan. 3, 2014

ROXANNE ROBLE AREVALO and FRANCIS IAN PEPITO SADE, Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ESTIWART S. HAMOY and CHARYFEL E. BONTOR-HAMOY,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-163

ESTEWART S. HAMOY and CHARYFEL E. BONTOR-HAMOY, Petitioners, X---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on January 4, 2010 at UCCP, Iligan City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Sta. Felomina, Iligan City, respectively but can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case c/o Subejano and Ditucalan Law Office, B and B Bldg., Mahayahay, 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 the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2011 or more than two [2] years already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden: WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 18th day of December, 2013.

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A, Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JUDITH C. GUIBELONDO has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “JULIA” to “JUDITH” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JULIA CARALDE who was born on December 22, 1952 at Catarman, Camiguin and whose parents are POTENCIANA QUITAT and POTENCIANO CARALDE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than January 20, 2014. (Sgd.) LUDIVINA T. LIBAGO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 20 & 27, 2013

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

Republic of die Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-161

Republic of the Philippines Province of Camiguin MUNICIPALITY OF CATARMAN -oOo-

ORDER Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of die divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on September 15, 2008 at Ozamiz City, Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered wife this Court residents of Iligan City and Banadero, Ozamiz City, respectively but can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case c/o Zaide Law Office, 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 the herein petitioners and reached die point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2010 or more than three [3] years already, thereby , decided to live physic ally In bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners Is no longer possible or s remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set file initial hearing of tins case on January 3, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 16th day of December, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: Dec. 17, 23 & 27, 2013

MDN: Dec. 17, 23 & 27, 2013

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES SIMON JOHN FORBES AND JESSELLE B J AMILA- FORBES,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-164

JESSELLE B J AMILA-FORBES, Petitioner, - Versus – SIMON JOHN FORBES, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner’s counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on July 16, 2011 at Cagayan de Oro City, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Atty. Chona S. Lara-Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros.-Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, die 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 for more than two (2) years already since 2011, they deckled 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 seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 16,2011 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 all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on January 6,2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. any interested party may appear and show why die 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 13th day of December, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Dec. 23, 27, 2013 & Jan. 3, 2014


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Duterte tells Yolanda survivors stay while Leyte rebuilds itself

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AVAO CITY — “Stay here while Leyte rebuilds itself.” Mayor Rodrigo Duterte told some 200 families of super typhoon Yolanda who have sought refuge here, that the city government will help facilitate their livelihood and encouraged them to stay here.

The City Social Services and Development A vendor sorts cultured tilapia at the market in Panabo City on Monday. Prices of fish Office (CSSDO) estimates usually shoots up during Christmas season. (Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco) the number of survivors to be around 800 individuals. “Stay here, while we look for ways to make your lives easier,” he said. “I hope you find your pl a c e he re i n t he c it y so that you can rebuild your lives slowly,” he told the survivors during the COMPOSTELA VALLEY Pahalipay for the city’s PROVINCE - The four scholars and the Yolanda (4) Provincial Hospitals of survivors from Leyte. Compostela Valley through The National Disasthe respective Coordinators of the Newborn Screening Program are recognized as MENCHS SALOON National Awardees of the 3 Mariyas Ryan Janit said program. 2nd Floor, Cogon Market The said Coordinators are Ms. Paz Macalma of CVPH“Christmas Promo” Montevista, Ms. Nida Barrete of CVPH-Laak, Ms. Evange- The Newborn Screening (NBS) Program Coordinators Open start 7:00 am – 10:00 pm line Tatoy of CVPH- Pantu- from the 4 Comval Provincial Hospitals (CVPH) were Services offered: kan, and Mr. Darwin Mariñas awarded for their efforts in the NBS Program. CVPH All types of hair rebond Maragusan and Pantukan with NBS Exemplary Achievof CVPH- Maragusan. Make-up CVPH-Maragusan and ers award and CVPH Montevista and Laak with NBS Hair –cut Pantukan are awarded with Achievers Award. With them are SP Member Tyron Uy Exec. Asst. Belo Melendres in a simple ceremony Newborn Screening Ex- and on December 23, 2013. (Photo a. dayao/ids comval) Price affordable emplary Achievers Award Contact: JANET ZAFRA while CVPH- Montevista and testing a baby for potentially mediately be given. The earHair Specialist Laak both received Newborn fatal disorders that may not lier the detection, the higher (09152289830) Achievers Award. be evident at birth. It helps the chances for a healthy and MDN: Dec. 20, 2014-Jan. 21, 2014 Newborn Screening is detect disorders before they normal development. (grace said to be the practice of manifest so treatment can im- almedilla, ids-comval)

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ter Risk Reduction and Management Council has counte d at le ast 6,109 deaths due to Yolanda. The number of those injured has also been estimated to be around 27,665 with 1,779 still missing. Duterte also distributed to each family cash am ou nt i ng to P 2 , 0 0 0 , a gift certificate worth P2,000, as well as one chicken for the Christmas noche Buena. CSSDO chief Malou

Bermudo said some survivors have said they wish to stay in the city. Bermudo added that the CSSDO has also helped facilitate the return of some of the survivors to their hometowns from as far as Samar and Tacloban. “While they are here, if they still are not able to permanently support their families, the city will still help,” she said. Earlier this month, the city’s Public Employment Services Office reported that 12 Yolanda survivors in the city have been hired by several companies after the PESO held a mini-jobs fair at the City Hall in the last weeks of November. The jobs fair was participated in by 70 companies. (MindaNews)

“We stand behind every brand we carry. For years, it’s the only way we’ve known how to do business.” Monark Equipment Corporation is currently seeking a motivated

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‘Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel’ proves to be an action-packed comedy As the twin heirs of the Go Dong Hae empire, Kimmy and Dora return to the big screen in the third and last installment of the popular Kimmy Dora series. In Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel, Kimmy returns to the Philippines after graduating with top honors from Cambridge University in the UK. Luisito Go Dong Hae puts his daughters Kimmy and Dora in an internship program in their company to gauge Kimmy and Dora’s strengths

and potentials in taking over the Go Dong Hae empire one day. Eugene Domingo once again pulls off her dual roles with ease and makes the audience believe that the sisters are hilarious and relatable at the same time. As the two women start taking on various jobs in the company, from parking attendant to food service crew, they are guided by Rodin Bartoletti (played by Sam Milby) who makes sure both heiresses

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are learning from their training. Both girls become smitten by their aloof yet irresistibly handsome trainer. Sam is dashing as the always polished Mr. Bartoletti and proves he has some martial arts prowess as well. The Go Dong Hae empire is suddenly threatened by a terrorist named Bogart who wants to destroy their reputation. Kimmy and Dora suddenly go on the run to escape from the cops after

being framed for murder. In the process, they end up discovering the dark secret in their father’s company. Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel is definitely the most fast-paced and action-packed of the series. As a prequel, it also shows off a more lenient Kimmy who is not yet hardened by years of being a top honcho at her dad’s company. The movie is very entertaining to watch, with elements of action and comedy

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combined. New cast members Joel Torre and Angel Aquino added depth to the story which ends in a surprising twist. Cameo appearances from celebrities like Piolo Pascual, Paulo Avelino, Mylene Dizon, John Lapus, Tuesday Vargas, Sam Concepcion, Zanjoe Marudo, and Dingdong Dantes also make the movie very enjoyable to watch. For more Kapamilya updates, log on daily to Push.com.ph and follow Push_Mina on Twitter.

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Fight everyone and trust no one: it’s the code of sur vival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a s a va g e a c t o f violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razorlike responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep

meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory.

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the date of their teacher? How the registers can forget to record his birth is truly inexplicable? Did Joseph and Mary not respond to the call to undergo themselves to census processes during the early stage of their relationship? How come there was no record about the birth of their son? And if their son was born of a virgin birth by the Holy Spirit, why is it being claimed by his followers that he was a Jew? Is this claim of a virgin birth and Jesus’ being a Jew not incongruent and illogical? The commercialization toward the 18th century of Christmas compounded the situation. Jesus had to be born into this world so that there will be Christmas that its marketers could peddle to the gullible. The coming of Jesus is indeed the work of the Holy Spirit. But his coming is theologically understood as God’s act of taking the form of a human being so that he can be with us thus

be one with us, so that he can walk with us thus talk with us about his teaching about the Kingdom of God. The birth is immaterial for what is material is God’s act of taking the form of a human being and thus become Jesus so that humanity will have a clear understanding of who God is, so that humanity could experience the mercy, compassion and love of God anchored on justice and righteousness, the fundamental tenets in the Kingdom of God. God in Jesus fed the hungry, healed the sick, humbled the haughty and proud and embraced the outcasts of society who like anyone else were also created in the image and likeness of God. What is important with Christmas is not the birth of Jesus but the coming of the Messiah who made operative God’s salvific act like when he rescued his Chosen People from slavery in Egypt and brought them to the Promised Land. The coming of the Messiah had always been understood by God’s Chosen

People as his direct intervention to save them from the misery and suffering inflicted on them by the powerful and mighty whose desire to feed on their insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth resulted in their being deprived of their rightful share of God’s bounty and blessings intended for all. God always viewed, as understood by the Jews, the poverty and hopelessness of those who have less in life as the result of deprivation perpetrated by the greedy few. It is from this situation that the Jews cried out to God for salvation, for release from their suffering and misery that is not to their liking. For who would like to be living a life of suffering and misery? As I write this piece, the kids in the neighborhood were doing a house-tohouse pamamasko. While other homes welcomed them with gifts of a few pesos or food, others don’t even give them the courtesy of saying no to their pamamasko. I watched the kids and their adult companions leave with so much frustration and disgust because of this. They certainly did not like the cold treatment they have to endure in some homes. Like them, no one in this world who is in his right mind would ever dream of enduring suffering and misery all their life. Many are in suffering

and misery because the greed of the few deprived them of their right to live full and abundant lives as well. In our country, this is manifested by the fact that only 41 families are wallowing in abundance enjoying 78 percent of the 7.1 percent growth rate posted by the economy. It is this situation that the teaching of Jesus about the Kingdom of God would like to change. This is the meaning of God’s act in taking the form of a human being that we fondly celebrate as Christmas. --(Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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an example, explaining that “someone must pay” for lapses in governance. Some 200 families who had sur vived typhoon Yolanda and who were staying in the city with relatives were also invited to the Pahalipay. Duterte said that he does not blame either President Benigno S. Aquino III or Local Governments secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas, but said someone must be held accountable. He lamented the national government’s slow response to the calamity that was “already staring them eyeball to eyeball.” He said he was sure that President Aquino and Roxas were advised before they made calls on the ground. “I’m sure they have already thought about things,” he said, citing his

own decision-making policy of asking the city legal office for advice first before dishing out his executive powers. (MindaNews)

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communist rebels attacked at around 12:30 am and immediately set on fire the heavy machineries. They did not say if the rebels disarmed the construction firm’s watchmen. Police investigators said Conception Basic Builders failed to pay the NPAs’ extortion demand of P150,000. According to a police statement, the NPAs’ actions even against private firms that contribute to community development, is an assault on the people themselves. The Communist Party of Philippines/New People’s Army’s ideology of destroying private properties, infrastructure systems and technology, of violence against civilians is anti-people. Threats and violence accompanying extortion are the handiworks of bandits and criminals. The statement also said it is high time for the people to unite to enable them to attain peace and freedom from fear that the NPA troublemakers have sown because of terroristic activities.

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Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division here, said that the fully armed from page 2 communist rebels were also the budget allocation for irrigaseen boarding public utility tion projects in Northern Mindanao

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vehicles along the national highways in Misamis Oriental Thursday morning. He said that the rebels also hanged propaganda materials along the highways in the municipal towns of Balingasag toward the neighboring town of Talisayan early Thursday morning. Uy said that the military is observing a unilateral ceasefire with the communist NPA rebels during the observance of the Christmas holidays although all military outposts in Northern Mindanao have been on full alert. In the municipal towns of Talacogon and Esperanza, all known rebel-infested mountain towns, residents expressed consternation over bundles of plastic leaflets and posters spread over by the communist guerrillas in the town on Thursday morning. Major Noli P. Kanashiro, executive officer of the army’s 26th Infantry Battalion based in Agusan del Sur, said that the residents in the two towns picked up and burned all the propaganda materials while the nonbiodegradable materials were disposed accordingly. Lt. Col. Jose Leonard Gille, commander of the army’s 26th Infantry Battalion dismissed the propaganda materials as “mystical statements” of communistic leadership that glorifies falsehood and criminal acts against innocent people. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, MDN

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in 2013 has decreased 50 percent compared to the 2012 budget due to the realignment of funds in line with the General Appropriation Act (GAA). However, Cedeno said, the decrease in fund allocation did not deter stakeholders in Northern Mindanao from getting the highest distinction as the No. 1 Irrigator’s Association in the country in 2012. He said that the Loguilo Irrigators’ Association in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental would receive the highest distinction in an awarding rites scheduled on June 2014. The Loguilo irrigation association has the distinction of being awarded the highest distinction for three consecutive years now, Cedeno added..CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Ed. MDN with Ercel Maandig


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