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AVAO Oriental–– Two tribal leaders are taking the lead in filing a complaint against a governor before the Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao. See FULL STORY, page A6
Platoon leader in ‘hot water’ CAGAYAN de Oro City––A platoon leader will be facing court martial proceedings for the killings of lumads in Surigao del Sur recently, Army officials said. Army chief Maj. Gen. Eduardo Año, during his visit at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters here Thursday afternoon, said that a board of inquiry under 4ID chief Maj. Gen. Oscar Lactao recommended court martial proceedings against the officer whom he did not name. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, 4ID spokesman, said they could not name the officer yet, but See water, page A11
Himamat 2016 was launched September 25, 2015 at SM City Cagayan de Oro. Himamat 2016 is an advocacy for peace and cultural understanding and uniting people of the Region showcasing open interpretation of different categories of the festivals. In the photo are DOT-10 Regional Director Catalino Butch Chan III, BWM Publisher Dante M. Sudaria and PNP-10 Representative Supt. John Michael Deloso.photo by gerry lee gorit
DOT-10, BWM-MDN MOA-signing gives birth to ‘Festival of Festivals’ By Cheng OrdoÑez, Executive Editor, BWM
THE grandest and considered the “Festival of Festivals” has taken its first step into the realms of Mindanao tourism with the signing of a memorandum of agreement for the unfolding of the first “Himamat Festival 2016,” Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the SM activity center, Cagayan de Oro City. The Department of Tourism in Northern Mindanao (DOT-10) and the BusinessWeek Mindanao Corporation inked the
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A HAPPY MISOR BSP TRAINING – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ revitalizes the Boy Scouting Movement in Misamis Oriental as he meets and engages with newly-hired public school teachers during the orientation-seminar conducted by the Boy Scouts of the Philippines-Misamis Oriental (BSP-MisOr) Council. Some 90 elementary and high school teachers joined the training at Salay National High School. Vice Governor Pelaez is the current Council Chair of BSP-MisOr Council. photo supplied
The government needs to undertake more efforts to strengthen and develop the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector, focusing especially on expanding their access to finance and improving market access. Economist Cielito Habito said SME strengthening and development, which is among the pillars of inclusive growth and poverty reduction, can be declared as centerpiece of economic program for government. “That would include expanding the access to finance of MSMEs (micro, small and medium enterprises); so financial inclusion which the BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas) is now championing,” he said dur-
ing the culminating poverty reduction workshop. The BSP launched in July a document outlining the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) aimed at expanding presence of a wide range of financial products and services that serve different market segments, such as MSMEs. Habito noted that improving market access of SMEs is likewise imperative through infrastructure, ecommerce and development diplomacy by the country’s missions abroad. “Rather than just engaged in political diplomacy, they ought to be also looking for market opportunities abroad especially for our (local) enterprises,” he said. The economist also
underscored the need to strengthen technology assistance through public research and development (R&D) and shared service facilities. He said SME clustering and “coopetition” should be also fostered. “Because of the need for economies of scale to be able to engage in the export markets, the inclusive value chain is being practiced by certain big businesses that deliberately choose to source their inputs from small producers… Therefore, you also have a good reason for small enterprises, the small producers to be strengthened symbiotically with large businesses,” he added. (PHILEXPORT News and Features)
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CAGAYAN de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and first district Rep. Klarex Uy maintained their political alliance, as the mayor announced his line-up for the May 2016 polls that includes erstwhile allies of former mayor Dongkoy Emano and second district Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez. Last Friday, Moreno and his City Hall department
heads faced civil society organizations in forum dubbed Ulat ng Bayan organized by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro at the Lourdes College Auditorium. The usually timid congressman Uy appeared with Moreno in a meeting of the Liberal Party last Saturday. He said he never entertained breaking ties with Moreno, amid the announcement of Rodriguez to run for mayor. “Unsa ma’y rason
nga muhawa ko sa Liberal? (What’s the reason leaving the Liberal Party?)” Uy said. Moreno announced his line-up for councillors during the turn-over the P56million, 41 classrooms for the East Gusa National High School Friday morning. Included in his line-up for the first district are Councilor Zaldy Ocon, Balulang barangay captain Alfredo Carcosa, former vice mayor Antonio Soriano, former ABC presi-
dent Merlyn Lagumen, Dr. Buboy Daba, retired general Romy Calizo, businessman George Goking, and Tawing Uy, son of first district Rep. Klarez Uy. For the second district, Moreno’s line-up includes former Misamis Oriental vice governor Norris Babiera, lawyer Dale Mordeno, businessman Nixon Baban, Engr. Roger Villazorda, Seling Pacana and Dr. Maria Lourdes Gaane. Calizo is husband of
Charges against 15 human rights defenders helping lumads dismissed DAVAO City––The City Prosecutor’s Office recommended the dismissal of kidnapping and serious illegal detention complaints filed against 15 human rights defenders who supported some lumad evacuees at the Haran Evacuation Center in this city for insufficient evidence. In his resolution dated September 8, City Prosecutor III Samuel T. Atencia ruled that it is essential in the crime of illegal detention that there be actual confinement or restriction of the person of the offended party. “Thus, if the alleged victim had freedom to leave the premises where she was allegedly confined, the crime of illegal detention cannot rise because she was not deprived of her liberty,” he stated. On the kidnapping, he said that “would have been hard to conceal the kidnapping since the ‘UCCP Haran’ compound is right near Bankerohan Market. Kidnapping ‘en masse’ in the heart of the city and confinement in a church compound is, to say the least, not plausible. It would have been hard not to notice this forced confinement. There were no armed guards to restrict their movement.” In the resolution, he also stated that the lumads were not restricted to go out of the compound but forced to stay because of the circumstances they were in, for instance, they had no fare to return to their homes. “Additionally, it is not inconceivable that most of them stayed because they believe that the free goods promised to them will eventually be given to them,” Atencia said. Datu Kalumpot Dalon, Datu Laris Landahay, Libaraha Angkomog, Juvanie Angkomog, Limar Mangomoy At, and Tata Angkomog Lundia, members of the Matigsalug-Manobo
tribe from Sitio Inayaman, Brgy. San Fernando, Bukidnon complained that some of the lumads went down to Davao City on promise that they would be given free sacks of rice, grocery items, farms tools and would be meeting President Benigno Simeon Aquino III, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, and Rep. Manny Pacquiao. The complainants even claimed that they were made to join the rally and picketed outside the Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) in Panacan, this city, and had been “‘indoctrinated’ for want
of a better term, on their ‘rights’ and lectures on ‘military abuses’.” In a text message, Sheena Duazo, secretary general of Bayan-Southern Mindanao, one of the 15 accused, said the case was a classic example of strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) suit meant to harass, intimidate, and silence them while supporting the lumads against militarization and development aggressions. “The (President Benigno) Aquino administration showed to us that his regime is no different from (Ferdi-
nand) Marcos’ where AFP serves as a state apparatus to serve the interest of giant mining corporations while violating human rights in outstanding level,” she said. The others accused include Jurie Jaime; Hanimay Suazo, secretary general of Karapatan Southern Mindanao; Ryan Laniba; Tony Salubre; Jimboy Marciano; Mary Ann Sapar, spokesperson for Gabriela Southern Mindanao; Jaja Necosio; Pedro Arnado; Kerlan Fanagel; Sr. Stella Matutina; Sr. Restita Miles; Isidro Andao; Kharlo Manano; and Riuz Valle.
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Patag barangay captain Maricor who is know ally of Emano. Carcosa is also a former ally of the former mayor. Baban, Villazorda and Pacana are former members of the Centrist Democratic Party of Rodriguez. According to Maricel Casino, the mayor’s spokesperson, more personalities from the camps of Rodriguez and Emano are coming over the Liberal Party of Moreno. Moreno showcase At the Lourdes College last Friday, over a thousand people gathered for the Ulat ng Bayan. The Ulat ng B ayan according to Astrid Jose Bana, vice chairman of the Cagayan de Oro Council was a venue to seek accountability from the City Hall. Archbishop Antonio Ledesma attended the Ulat ng Bayan but did not speak in the forum. Among the major achievements presented by Moreno and his department heads were the construction of over 400 classrooms in less than three years versus the zero classroom built during the 15-year rule of Emano. The mayor also reported concreting more than 30 kilometers of farmto-market roads. Moreno also showcased how his administration transformed the decrepit Jose Borja Memorial Hospital into one of the top performing public hospitals nationwide. In terms of fiscal management, City Accountant
lawyer Beda Joy Elot reported that the City Hall in 2014 has been given the best audit report from the Commission on Audit (COA). which gave the Moreno administration a Qualified Audit Report from the Disclaimer Audit Report in 2012-2013. A Disclaimer Audit Report is the lowest audit report the COA can give. The City Social Welfare Office has also been accredited as functional local social welfare office by the Department of Social Welfare and Development during the Moreno administration. Teddy Sabuga-a, City Social Welfare Officer said they have increased more than fourfold the number of licensed social workers from five to 21 in the last two years. In 2014, Cagayan de Oro was the regional winner and national finalist in the Child Friendly City competition. Bana said they are very satisfied with their engagement with the Moreno administration, but wished the City Council where Moreno holds a minority was present. The Ulat ng Bayan was viewed by some as a tacit expression of support of civil society and the lay catholic groups to the Moreno administration who was rocked by the announcement of Rodriguez two weeks ago. A three-way fight for the mayoralty among Moreno, Emano and Rodriguez is expected in the May 2016 polls.
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Powerful images? German T V journalist Philipp Bilsky is very known. Mostly, he hit the nail on its head. I really like him and his comments. On stage now: US President Obama is set to host his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the White House. While the meeting is unlikely to produce major breakthroughs, Xi will get what's most important to him. So, what can the world expect? Powerful images? Or just a little substance? I agree with Bilsky saying, that US and Chinese officials planning President Xi's state visit to the US have been involved in a tug-ofwar in recent days. The two sides have had to work painstakingly to reach a mutually acceptable arrangement in terms of the agenda for the trip and the concrete results the two leaders could declare to have achieved following their summit. There are more than enough issues to discuss
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between the two global powers: the territorial disputes in the South China Sea (!), cyber security, climate change (!!), the recent turbulence in Chinese stock markets, the depreciation of the Chinese currency, US monetary policy, the worsening human rights situation in China under Xi, and the challenge of dealing with belligerent North Korea. The list is almost endless. Again: what can the world expect? Small steps. Maybe. Hopefully. Small
steps are better then none! High on the US agenda is the issue of cyber security, and one can expect the two countries to sign a deal on cyber attacks which will likely be touted as "historic." However, the agreement will likely be in no way related to the most recent cyber attacks China has been accused of launching. We'll probably also see some minor progress being made on issues such as climate change and investment. But no breakthroughs are expected on controversial issues such as Beijing's land reclamation activities in the South China Sea. The fact of the matter is the two countries have fundamentally different interests on many fronts; so reaching a compromise, or even finding common ground, would prove to be very difficult. Also the Philippines need to see light at the end of this tunnel. Yes, powerful images guaranteed, but regardless
of what the final document will look like, one thing is clear: the meeting will result in some powerful images. The Chinese president will be presented with the highest honors offered by the United States to a foreign head of state: an official reception with a 21-gun salute and a state dinner. After meeting with President Obama, Xi will give a speech at the United Nations. All this will enable Chinese state media to showcase the Chinese leader as a statesman getting the recognition they believe he deserves from the international community, and in particular, the United States. In this context, dealing with major policy issues will play an almost secondary role. +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com or www.klausdoringsclassicalmusic.blogspot.com
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forgiveness. In the first place, religion is a matter of belief for which we can not compel someone to believe in something he has not seen. Many people are believers of “to see is to believe” an old adage that has no bearing in believing God. I always presume that an adult catholic is well verse on his religion specially if he goes to confession and receive the holy communion. For the pope to recite a long lesson or lectures on Catholicism is too much for him and would even show our ignorance of our faith. There are bishops, priest and religious orders who are tasked to do that not the pope.
In my case, I have not seen God but he resides deep in my heart and mind ever since I was a little boy. I can feel his presence. I always pray for him, to keep me and my family safe, to give me good health, strength and long life, to give me joy, happiness and contentment and all the things I need in my day-to-day living. Jesus Christ is definitely coming back but the time has not come as yet. He might not come in our generation but soon to give us forgiveness and eternal life. It is in the bible and by that alone we should go on with our worship of God beyond any cloud of doubt. We need proof of God’s existence? Look up and see the cumulus and nimbus, the low-drifting clouds, the stars, the sun, the moon and the hundreds of planets. They keep on moving every minute of day but they never collide with each other. Someone is in control of the universe and it is our creator. You see them, you have to believe them.
If still you have doubts, get back and see what I just said, religion is a matter of belief. Look around and see the beautiful green mountains, the proud tall trees with leaves and fruits, the winding rivers, the lakes, the sounds of the birds, the signs of life in the jungle, the oceans, the fishes that abounds, the cool air that we breath, the hot weather, the storms, and above all, you and your life. I have been saying many times that people differ in beliefs, some believe in animals as their god, other believe in evil as the thing to worship but beyond any confusion and doubt, whatever they call their God and my God are the same one and only God. I am not saying my God is the best God because I would be opening an argument that there is such thing as good God and better God. To those who are doubtful of God, God bless you. Being in doubt does not mean you don’t believe him. ••• Ben Emata is 4th degree Knights of Columbus, Cursillo No. 56, St. Jude.
Are you trusting or worrying?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”- Proverbs 3:5-6
Many times we say we are trusting God, but our minds are worrying. As the above verse confirms, we are to trust the Lord not only with our hearts, but also with our minds. What do you allow your
mind to do when you have problems? Do you worry and try to figure things out, or do you leave them in God’s capable hands? If you operate in the mind of the Spirit, trusting God instead of worrying, you can have “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding”; you can have unspeakable joy right in the middle of terrible trials and tribulations. Trusting God instead of worrying releases joy in us and provides answers to our problems.
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SurSur tribal leaders hold meeting; come out with joint declaration TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--The Surigao del Sur Tribal Leaders Confederation, through the initiative of the National
Commission on Indigenous Peoples’ (NCIP) headed by Engr. Charlyn Binghoy, held a two-day conference/ dialogue here on Septem-
ber 21-22, 2015, then came out with a Joint Declaration regarding the five “challenges” being faced and the four “actions that
HCHS Celebrates Mercy Cross Week By Jea Maikuh Tawakal Nacario Junior Student, HCHS
Ho l y C r o s s H i g h School, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte celebrated the Mercy Cross week, more commonly known as “Intramurals” on September 21-24, 2015 with the theme, “Set forth in faith with new eyes on the many faces of the Poor”. Our responses to the cry of the poor through restoring self-worth, strengthening relationship as dignified , blessed and empowered individual with our Christian faith. Mercy Cross Week has derived its name from the celebration of the “Triumph of the Cross”, which falls on September 14 and the feast day of our Lady of Mercy which falls on September 24. The long-awaited event commenced with a holy mass officiated by Fr. Delfin Gualiza, Jr. Then it was followed by a parade around the heart of the municipality. Vibrant and exciting colors of different costumes from elementary
to secondary level called the attention of the proud spectators. The band exhibition followed next after the lighting of the torch and hoisting of the flag. It was an outstanding performance that entertained the parents, students, faculty staffs and others in attendance with the co-band members and our band coordinator Mrs. Ma. Teresa Garcia. In the afternoon, there was a field demonstration like “Sinulog”, ballroom dance, cheer dance, and dances adopted from different countries gained with so much awe from “Kolambuganons”. The following day, there were different sport events, both outdoor and indoor games, where we can find unity and harmony in each team to the road of victory and to foster good camaraderie and sportsmanship. The students enjoyed the games like soccer, basketball, softball and volleyball. Though it’s quite rainy season, we thank God because
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legal age, married and a resident of Hindang, Leyte, Philippines; herein represented by their Attorney-In-Fact ELEUTERIO C. PANCITO, JR., Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Brgy. San Isidro, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines, (Original Copy of the Special Power of Attorney is hereto attached as Annex “A”), hereinafter called the HEIRS-VENDORS; are the sole, compulsory heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (P700,000.00) in hand to be paid to MARIA EILEEN S. SITJAR, do hereby sell, transfer and convey absolutely and unconditionally unto the said MARIA EILEEN S. SITJAR, Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of GSIS Subdivision, Matina, Davao City, Philippines; hereinafter called the VENDEE; the above-described parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. C-19487. As per Doc. No. III; Page No. 23; Book No. IV; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. J. MELCHOR B. QUITAIN, JR.
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MARTA C. PANCITO, who died on May 20, 2003 at Hindang, Leyte; at the time of her death left an estate consisting of that parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. C-19487 of the Registry of Deeds for the Tagum City, which is more particularly described as follows; LOT B-2, PSD-11-054245”A parcel of land (Lot B-2, Psd-11-054245), being a portion of Lot B, Psd-60003, situated in the Barrio of San Isidro, Municipality of Babak, Province of Davao, containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND (30,000) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE, made and entered into by and between; ELEUTERIO C. PANCITO, JR., Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Brgy. San Isidro, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines; TINA PANCITO, Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Hindang, Leyte, Philippines; MARCELA PANCITO, Filipino, of
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the climate is relaxing and revitalizing. Some played chess, badminton, scrabble, bingo cheese, table tennis and “pinoy” game like sepak takraw. The School Directress Sr. Virgencita Alegado, RSM, together with Sr. Elvira Dantes, RSM, Sr. Rosalie Ruiz, RSM and staff were very glad to see the weeklong activities a successful one. The parents and PTG Board officers smiled with a thought that HCHS continu-
must be undertaken.” Signed by 28 tribal leaders, the five challenges identified were the following: Forced evacuation caused ously developed the mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual well being of every learner. Moreover, we would like to extend our gratitude to the Sports Club who organized this big event especially to Mr. Nimson T. Dangel as their coordinator. This event is also in due preparation to the forthcoming Diocesan Wide Games which will be held on Oct. 9, 2015. To each and everyone, good luck and more power to the coming Diocesan Wide Game!
by hostilities between government forces and NPA which has caused the proliferation of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) who are mostly IP members; Extrajudicial killing (salvaging) of IP members caught in the cross fires of the hostile forces; Existence of parallel IPs (left-leaning groups that necessarily polarize the once united ICCs (Indigenous Cultural Communities), and this situation resulted to trading of accusations between camps, such as calling the IP leaders as fake; Exploitation of IPs by left-leaning groups, and government forces which resulted into a situation where IPs are pitted against IPs; and Government programs fail to trickle down to the poorest of the poor among the various ICCs. In like manner, four “actions” needed to be undertaken were pointed out, to wit: Institutionalization of the bagani system into the IPS (Indigenous Political Structure), and elimination of the use of bagani not within the IPS; Strengthening of the IPs self-governance or self-determination; Inclusive peace and development among IPs/ICCs; and Con-
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased ARLENE G. MUNDALA, who died on May 1, 2001 in Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City; during the lifetime of ARLENE G. MUNDALA, she was a member of Agusan Cagayan de Oro Landless & Community Association, Inc., (ACLCA, Inc.). That ACLCA, Inc. is the owner of a parcel of land located at Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City which they acquired from its previous owner MARIA DELIA L. TAMPARONG, and which property is more particularly described as follows: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-53877 “A parcel of land (Lot 21824, Case 1, Cad-369-D), situated in the Barrio of Agusan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of SEVEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN (7,637) square meters. That ARLENE G. MUNDALA during her lifetime, acquired a portion of the
above described property from ACLCA, Inc, which is described/designated as (Block ___, Lot 64, containing an area of SIXTY NINE (69) square meters, more or less; is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED ARLENE G. MUNDALA AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS IN FAVOR OF CO-HEIR, made and executed namely; 1. GERMALYN M. GENZOLA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and resident of Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving daughter of the deceased, 2. JERRYLYN G. MUNDALA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and resident of Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving daughter of the deceased; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate children and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs. That JERRYLYN G. MUNDALA has agreed to waive in favor of her co-heir GERMALYN M. GENZOLA her one-half (1/2) share of the abovedescribed real property. As per Doc. No. 218; Page No. 44; Book No. 184; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: SEPT. 14, 21 & 28, 2015
Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: September 15, 2015
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that CHECHE A. ADAO 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 WENCY ADAO DUMADAG who was born on March 30, 2006 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JACINTO EMANO DUMADAG, JR. and CHECHE ABEJUELA ADAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than SEPTEMBER 27, 2015.
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 AIDA SALIH SAHIBUDDIN has filed with this Office, a correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of AIDA LADIA SALIH at Malita, Davao del Sur and whose parents are HAJAR SALIH and NORA LADIA SALIH. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than _________.
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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Hilario Tubio, who died in Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on ______________ without any will; at the time of his death he and his wife were a grantee (Bliss project) of a real property situated in Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, which is more particularly described as follows; “A PARCEL OF LAND (PORTION OF Lot 6617), situated in the Binitinan, Balingasag, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of Two Hundred Seventy (270) square meters more or less.” Tax Declaration No. 0810001013520, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION WITH WAIVER, made and entered into by and between; LUCRECIA TABIAN TUBIO, of legal age, widow, Filipino, a resident of Casi, Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; EDNA T. MAGOS, RONILO T. TUBIO, ELISA T. JAMIAS, DORIS T. TABAMO, of legal age, married, Filipino, likewise residents of Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental; the above-named parties are the only heirs. As per Doc. No. 337; Page No. 68; Book No. XIX; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. JOHANNA LAWRENCE V. EBOA-ADAZA
Notice is hereby given that LUCRECIA TABIAN TUBIO, Filipino, of legal age, and with residence and post-office address at Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, does hereby SELL, TRANSFER, and CONVEY, absolutely and unconditionally, unto the said Spouses RAYMOND ANTHONY S. PAYSON and RUTH T. PAYSON, their heirs, assigns and successors-in-interest, described properties as follows; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Residential) which can be described as Block A, Lot No. 01 consisting an area of Two Hundred Sixty Six (266) Square Meters situated at Bliss Project, Binitinan, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, which I acquired from the Local Government Unit of Balingasag, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental by virtue of a Deed of Absolute Sale of Real Property recorded as Doc. No. 31; Page 27; Book No. VI; Series of 2009 in the notarial register of Atty. Alvin G. Suazo, which deed, forms an integral part of this instrument as Annexes “A” to “A2” hereof and the Residential Building constructed thereon which is covered by T.D. No. I-015602 the above-described property/residential land”, is the subject of DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed namely; LUCRECIA TABIAN TUBIO. That for and in consideration of the sum of FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND (P 400,000.00), Philippine currency in hand paid by Spouses RAYMOND ANTHONY S. PAYSON and RUTH T. PAYSON. As per Doc. No. 406; Page No. 82; Book No. XIX; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. ALVIN G. SUAZO.
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duct of series of dialogues, thru the creation of a Peace Committee, with Calpito P. Egua, et al. to thresh out certain misunderstanding with concerned ICCs of Surigao del Sur, with the involvement of various sectors: LGU, church, NGOs, GOs. As part of the introduction, the joint declaration presented a “BACKGROUND/PRESSING ISSUES,” citing therein that “The various IP groups of Surigao del Sur composed of Manobo, Mandaya and Mamanwa are historically bonded by blood, customs, traditions and common aspirations,” ending with “what affects one individual must be everyone’s concern.” Cesar Bat-ao, Sr., who was among the signatories to the joint declaration, is the provincial chieftain among IPs of Surigao del Sur. (NGBT/Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)
RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR CCE-0041-2015 RA 9048/RA 10172 Date: September 16, 2015 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION 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 RICARDO JR. G. JAWOD has filed with this Office a petition for correction of date of birth from “August 19, 1975” to “June 01, 1975” in the certificate of Live Birth of RICARDO CRISTOBAL JAUOD JR. who was born on August 19, 1975 at Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Ricardo Jauod Sr. and Eufrocina Cristobal. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 30, 2015. (Sgd) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 21 & 28, 2015
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DAVAO Oriental––Two tribal leaders are taking the lead in filing a complaint against a governor before the Office of the OmbudsmanMindanao. George “Datu Kalayag” Cawaling, the secretary general of “Alyansa Lumad, Inc., identified the respondents as Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon, former Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB)Director Edilberto L. Arreza for Region 11, and a certain Michael Angala of Datu “Saugong” Vionos S. Maguindora (left), the tribal governor of Davao Oriental, the Golden Summit Mining files a complaint for plunder and alleged mineral theft against Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Nunes Malanyaon, MGB Reg. XI DIRECTOR Edilberto L. Arreza, BAC officials Corporation for alleged See leaders, page A11
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Parent and school’s responsibilities in internet usage among children By LOU ERNIE P. TORRES, Teacher 1 East City Central School, Lapasan Cagayan de Oro
The use of Internet is common nowadays. It is used anywhere such as in offices, business establishments and schools. In fact, Internet has been a prime source of information. Due to its usefulness, some schools approved the use of Internet in their premises. It is but true that parents and teachers should not deprived children in using this because Internet can provide information that cannot be found in books such as fresh news, and it is important for children to be exposed in this kind of information. Instead of stopping them in using it, children should be encouraged to use Internet through assigning them to use it in informative things, such as school-driven activities, events, research and others. There are creative ways in promoting good sides of Internet because it is made that way.
There are even educational games of sorts online. The good thing is that it covers a lot of sucjects such as Mathematics, English, Science and others. These are created to guide learners and also to review them with topics that are not clear to them during their class hours. Further, it is better that upon using such programs in the computer, parents or guardians should also be there to help children in their studies online. This will make them appreciate both classroom and online learning through Internet. There are a lot of parents that generalized Internet as bad influence to children, which is not proper. It just takes their attention and guidance for their children to be totally aware of the proper use of Internet. Meaning, parents should be there to attend to them on what to open and what to close.
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Cagayan de Oro City -- After 8 years of legal battle, the Department of Agrarian Reform Provincial Office of Misamis Oriental finally distributed on Sept. 12, 2015 the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOA) to 26 farmer-beneficiaries of the landholding formerly owned by Crew Resources Development Corporation in Barangay Plaridel, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. The CLOA distribution was the first time to happen in Barangay Plaridel where the beneficiaries have formed themselves as the New Indigenous Barangay Plaridel Farmers Association (NIBPFA). Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Zoraida Macadindang and Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer Noel Supremo led the DAR
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officials who attended the event. Of the total 43 hectares covered by the subject landholding, 30.61 hectares of land were distributed during the occasion. The remaining area of about 13 hectares will also be awarded to additional 17 farmer-beneficiaries as soon as the CLOA will be ready for distribution. After the distribution of CLOAs, PARPO II Macandindang declared the farmers as agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) with the assigned lots for them to till and work on. During the program that followed, she reminded the beneficiaries of their rights and obligations as recipients of the land awarded to them under the Comprehensive PARPO II Zoraida Macadindang (last row wearing a sunglass and a veil) and CARPO Noel Supremo (right side Agrarian Reform Program. of PARPO Macadingdang) celebrated with the New Indigenous Barangay Plaridel Farmers Association (NIBPFA) (Carlo Peralta) farmer-beneficiaries after receiving their Certificate of Land Ownership Award. supplied photo
Malaise of Absenteeism By Rufina B. Balagas, Teacher 111 Damulog Central School Damulog District
“Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common” - Albert Einstein We all know that the most common problem in school nowadays and even in the offices is the increasing case of absenteeism. But first what is absenteeism? Well, absenteeism is the habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. A study conducted shows that absenteeism can lead to a Poor Academic Progress. Students’ absenteeism may result in poor academic achievement because students were not able to receive instruction on a consecutive basis. This also causes low standardized test scores because absent students are not present to learn key concepts and skills that are
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assessed on standardized exams. Student absenteeism can lead to an increasing disinterest in school and academics in general. Absenteeism increases the chances of a student eventually dropping out of school, which can lead to long term consequences for these students. Such as: lower average incomes, higher incidences of unemployment, and a higher likelihood of incarceration in poverty. The students who drop out of school face a higher risk of poverty because of their inability to secure quality paying employment due to their lack of education. Dropouts who lack education and resources are more likely to commit criminal activity leading to incarceration. Absenteeism also places an extreme strain on the school’s budget allocated in each school district. Absenteeism sometimes has also causes to some no longer like to go to school because they are being bullied by their classmates or they may be lack of motivation and inspiration. This merits an in-depth investigation by both parents and school authorities to eradicate the problem of absenteeism.
Readers of today leaders of tomorrow
By Justina Herbieto
Teacher III Merangeran Elementary School
As parents we have a big responsibility to our child/ children. I’ll go with the saying of Harry S. Truman “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers”. We all don’t know what the future of our kids is, because that is beyond of our reach. But let us define the word leadership it is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Reading is so important because no leader in history ever became one simply, because he/she was destined to be a leader. To be a leader is neither a gift nor a talent. But, a discipline that is forged through years of consistent work on weaknesses and development
of strengths. Leadership is an influence and you cannot lead anyone if you cannot lead yourself. Nowadays we don’t know what the beauty of reading is. Many nagged and told that reading is just a waste of time and some of us even prefer to play Clash of Clans or any games rather than reading because for them it is so boring. But reading in reality is necessary for leaders for it helps to build one’s self-image. Your self-image refers to not only how you feel about yourself but really how you feel other people feel about you. It predetermines a lot of your confidence in different aspects of your life. A person with a strong self-image will have a high expectation for himself and his future, but someone
with a low self-image will not expect much good to happen to him and subconsciously sabotage anything good that may happen. That is why we must keep on reading; reading maintains your attitude. Your attitude is probably the second most important thing you must check on a daily basis. Your attitude is vital to your success because it determines how you will respond to the negative things that may happen to you. Next, reading strengthens your ability to communicate. There is no successful person on this earth that is not a good communicator. An ability to connect with people is of paramount importance if you are looking to be a successful person someday. Next, reading offers exposure to self-counsel,
Bullying in Schools and its Effects
By Rosalie R. Antipas Teacher – III East City Central School Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City
Being healthy is different aspects like physically, mentally and emotionally is very important in order to meet the complexity of learning. It is a big factor for concentration and appreciation in gaining knowledge. Thus, it is important for a school to keep its environment conducive and healthy for students. Bullying is an illegal ac-
tivity that could be found commonly in places where groups of people are staying, such as schools. This is very harmful to students. Bullying is present when student or a group of them do something unfavorable to an individual or group. It takes the form of kicking, punching, teasing, spreading rumors about the person, making joke and others that could affect the existence of a student. A victim of bullying can never have concentration and peace in a place where his bul-
lies are present. Commonly, he will feel inconfident and experience self-pity, stress and depression. These would possibly result to worse outcomes such as absenteeism, dropping-out from school, being lonely and the worst and most alarming, suicide. Bullying is an act that threaten children and as well as their future. Its effects can be deadly. Thus, it must be stopped before it even starts. Home, school and community should join hand in hand to address this illegal
Camiguin: An island of your dream By Jocelyn Abao Principal I Benoni Elementary School
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It is a common statement of some folks that “if you are in doubt, travel.” Yes, it is right but comes to opting for place where you can have relaxation, comfort and most of all, will take you away from stressful traffic, packedup schedule and insensitive people is as well, could send you back to doubt once again. Well, stop thinking right there and let me introduce to you my place.
Camiguin is one of the places here in Northern Mindanao that tourists keep coming back to. It might be true that some people will say it is the same to usual destinations here in the Philippines. Yes, there are the same resorts which you can found in Bohol. Yes, there is this island exploration where you can also experience in Coron, Palawan. However, lo and behold, Camiguin is very much different. What I am so proud of my place is that its people are naturally hospitable
and culture-loving. Visitors can see that modern civilization has not changed our place entirely. Our rich culture are preserved, even, you can still see so much physical greens despite the buildings. We are very particular of preserving of what we originally have and who are we, based on our own identity. My place also has its own great, noble history. Tracing to the times of Spanish and American colonization, you will realize how brave our heroes are, and I thank them for
the ability to self-correct is a skill that must be developed over time. If you do not have an access to a mentor then reading is the next best thing you can do to mentor yourself. Lastly, the best thing about reading books is that all the advice is there for you to take or leave at your own discretion. You may have an ego, the book doesn’t. This makes it easier for you to take action on what you are learning from the books because it is not someone personally telling you that you need to sharpen your skills. The reason for this is when you read you actually hear yourself through your inner ear and as a result you hear yourself giving advice to yourself and it makes it easier to take action on the advice given. activity in schools, in order to protect the interest of students and ensure safety and security. Schools, for example, should conduct interventions and drive to lessen bullies in school and eventually turn bullying cases to zero. It is a student’s right to feel secured, safe and free while they are inside the school. It is also their right to learn what they need in an environment that contribute to their learning growth. Hence, activities like bullying should be prevented.
their love and concern of their future generation who are basically us. Camiguin is a very beautiful place. Its being an island can make you feel that you are really isolated with stress and instead, reunited with peace, comfort and happiness. In it, you can swim under waters and smile at the fishes. In it, you can climb Mt. Hibokhibok and feel proud of how tough you are. In it, you can find more of yourself. So, come to Camiguin! Surely, it is an island of your dream.
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Cheaper irrigation TO help small-scale farmers cope with extreme impacts of El Niño, researchers from PhilRice are developing a cheaper alternative to drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation system is a method that involves water delivery through a pipe distribution network consisting of a main pipe, sub main, manifold and lateral pipes. The water is emitted through small outlets of drippers or emitters into the soil to be irrigated.
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However, the system is costly for ordinary farmers and they also encounter problems when it is used in sub-surface irrigation. Researchers from PhilRice recommend a capillary-based irrigation that the farmers can easily fabricate and install. Dr. Ricardo Orge, lead researcher, said the technology is a farmer-friendly system that has a simple do-it-yourself (DIY) design which will significantly reduce farmer expenses on irrigation.
“As a cheaper, cost-efficient alternative to drip irrigation system, our study uses a water distribution system similar to drip irrigation system. However, it is equipped with emitters that make use of the capillary principle to deliver water through a wick,” Orge said. Under normal field conditions, the water flows from the water source towards the capillary pipes, and through gravity, the water is introduced directly to the crops through the wick.
Because it operates at nearatmospheric pressure, the system can be made from cheaper or even recycled materials other than the conventional plastic pipes. As for the wick, the cotton yarn has the most ideal traits. According to Orge, aside from its uniform water discharge rate (WDR), it is also biodegradable, readily-available, and can last for at least 2 cropping seasons. Initial results of their study showed that despite changes on
Growing wheat without using genetic modification will lead to food shortages, says Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram, the 2014 World Food Prize Laureate. Global wheat production has to increase from 700 million metric tons today to a billion tons to feed the world’s population by 2050, he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Conventional or hybrid breeding will not be enough, he said. Governments, scientists and farmers have got to prepare for how to meet that target, he said. “I don’t see traditional plant breeding doing that job.” SPLASH. Apparently inured to the cold temperature of the place, this young man Genetic modification doesn’t mind taking a bath in the open in Marahan, Marilog District, Davao City late See WHEAT, page A11
ambient air temperature, the WDR of the system was not affected. Under 36- 37˚ C, the WDR is consistent at 32 ml/hr. Orge also added that the distance between the water level and the tip of the wick also didn’t affect the WDR. Orge said that further testing will be conducted on the study to harness its full potential. For more information about the study, call or text the PhilRice Text Center 0920 911 1398.
Huge rice gene data to drive next Green Revolution
SOME 3,024 genomes that were re-analyzed against five popular varieties of rice are now publicly available online–-free. It is part of the 3,000 Rice Genomes Project (3K RGP), a collaborative, international research program that has sequenced 3,024 rice varieties from 89 countries. The 3K RGP is housed at the International Rice Genebank of the T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos. The new massive dataset of over 3,000 genomes is a powerful resource for understanding natural genetic afternoon Thursday (September, 24 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno variation in rice as well as
for large-scale discovery of new genes associated with economically important traits. A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain, in this case rice. “It will help accelerate the pace of developing improved rice varieties around the globe to feed a growing population, estimated to reach more than 9.6 billion by 2050, with half of humanity relying on rice for sustenance and livelihood,” IRRI said in a press statement. See RICE, page A11
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NGCP restores power transmission services in parts of Western M’nao Power grid operator NGCP implemented its blackout restoration procedures in the affected portions of Western Mindanao to immediately bring back electricity transmission services to customers on 24 September 2015. Per initial investigation, trees and vegetation planted along the BaloiAurora 138-kV line in Taytay, Ditucalan, Iligan City, in clear violation of the company’s rightof-way policy, breached the recommended safety clearance and caused the line to trip at 9:35 AM. This resulted in power interruptions affecting the entire Zamboanga Peninsula as well as Misamis Occidental, and parts of Lanao del Norte. A second line delivering power to Zamboanga Peninsula, the Agus 5-Aurora 138-kV line, was on scheduled maintenance shutdown. The maintenance activity, necessary to keep all lines in good working order, was aborted to bring back the power immediately to the affected areas. The Agus 5-Aurora 138kV line was energized at 11:02 AM, restoring power to Zamboanga Peninsula. The Baloi–Aurora 138-kV line, on the other hand, was energized at 1:13 PM
after trees and vegetation that caused the fault were cleared. NGCP commits to vigilantly monitor the grid for similar incidents that cause disturbance to the grid and vows to restore transmission services at the soonest possible time. “This, however, has proven to be a challenge for us,” the company said. “It has become the practice of some uncooperative landowners to intentionally plant trees or build structures under NGCP lines, and demand for recompense when we seek entry into the property to conduct maintenance activities. The trees and other structures under our facilities breach our safety clearances and endanger the reliability of the entire grid. This is exactly what happened today,” NGCP stressed. NGCP has repeatedly warned the public that trees and other structures under transmission facilities breach safety clearances and endanger the reliability of the entire grid. “These lines are crucial to the delivery of electricity from the power sources to the Mindanaoan consumers. We are seeking the aid of the provincial governments in the area by asking them to support our efforts against these uncoopera-
Vegetation and trees intentionally planted along the right-of-way of transmission lines endanger the reliability of the entire power grid.
tive landowners, and when relevant, issue a resolution prohibiting tree-planting and building of structures under transmission lines,” NGCP stated. The right-of-way condition has elevated the Mindanao grid to a critical level by threatening the entire island with rotating power interruptions due to aggravated generation
deficiency caused by transmission lines overrun by vegetation. “Right-of-way remains one of the biggest stumbling blocks for new projects as well as regular maintenance activities. We hope that these errant landowners will allow us to conduct our maintenance activities without resistance, for the sake of all electricity consumers
Globe Annual Sustainability Report bags Gold in 29th Int’l ARC Awards
Globe Telecom’s 2014 Annual Sustainability Report, entitled “Let’s create a wonderful world” bagged the Gold Award at the 29th International ARC Awards, a highly-esteemed global competition honoring outstanding achievement in annual reports. Globe won in the Combined Annual and Sustainability Report category. “Globe strives for excellence in all areas of operations. Proof of our success is our leadership in mobile and continued strong business performance brought about by our passion for innovation and pursuit of superior customer experience,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. However, aside from financial gains, Globe has also embraced its responsibility to do social good across various sectors and adopt efficiency measures to reduce our impact to the environment. The ARC Awards are globally recognized, providing a platform for the highest standards in the annual report industry. Established
by MerComm, Inc. in 1987, ARC Awards were created to honor overall excellence in annual reports, and to encourage noteworthy and vital writing, as well as imaginative and original design. The competition is open to corporations, small companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and associations, as well as agencies and individuals involved in producing annual reports. “Globe Telecom’s annual report was one of the best
in the 2015 competition. By winning the coveted Gold Award, Globe Telecom places among the top 5% best annual reports internationally. The judges were particularly impressed with the Interior Design and especially by the outstanding Graphics. Bravo to Globe Telecom for producing a world-class annual report,” MerComm President Reni Witt said, adding that a total of 2065 annual reports were received from 35 countries this year.
Globe first won the award in 2012. Using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards for its sustainability reporting, the report is externally assured by ECCI International. The Globe 2014 Annual & Sustainability report also bagged the Gold Award in Telecommunications’ Annual Report and Silver Award in Telecommunications’ Sustainability Report from the League of American Communications Professionals.
Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano (seated, third from right) pays a visit to the Eid Al Adha celebration of the Turkish community in Cagayan de Oro City led by Rizal Derindag (second from right). PHOTO BY MARK FRANCISCO
in Mindanao,” NGCP said. NGCP is a privately owne d cor p orat ion in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. The
consortium, which holds the 25-year concession contract to operate the countr y’s power transmission network, is comprised of Monte Oro Grid Resources Corp., led by Henry Sy, Jr., Calaca High Power Corporation, led by Robert Coyiuto, Jr., and the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) as technical partner.
DHL Express announces its 2016 rate adjustments
• 4.9% increase in the Philippines for Time Definite International products • Effective January 1, 2016 Manila, Philippines, September 25, 2015: DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, today announced its annual general average price increase, effective January 1, 2016. In the Philippines, the average price increase will be 4.9%. “The whole essence of DHL Express is about providing outstanding service quality for our customers throughout the world,” said Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express. “Our annual price increase enables us to continue investing in our international time definite network and to maintain our leading service quality. Our major investment announcements in 2015 have included new hubs in Brussels, Belgium, and Singapore, and an expanded Americas hub in Cincinnati, U.S. We are also continuing to invest in the Middle East and Africa, where we have unrivalled networks, and
to add freighter aircraft, particularly to strengthen our intercontinental connections. Last but not least, our Certified International Specialist program is equipping our employees with the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional service. All of this has one overarching aim: to help our customers grow and succeed in international trade.” DHL Express adjusts its prices annually, taking into account inflation and other rising costs, such as additional expenses related to compliance with enhanced security regulations, in each of the more than 220 countries and territories that it serves. Price adjustments will vary from country to country, depending on local conditions, and will apply to all customers where contracts allow. For more information, visit www.dhl.com.
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God expects you to soften your heart The Gospel of Jesus Christ (September28, 2015Monday)Luke 13:18-21- It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. And again he said, whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened: This is referred
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memorandum of aggreement, giving birth to the festival of peace and cultural understanding called “Himamat Festival.” The MOA signing was one of the highlights of the Tourism Week Celebration, held Sept. 24, at SM-CDO. Himamat Festival is an advocacy for peace and cultural understanding of the region, showcasing open interpretation of different categories of the festivals. It is a convergence of all cultural festivals in Region 10, covering five provinces and nine cities and hundreds of municipalities. Himamat Festival 2016 will unfold on September 25, 2016, at the Don Gregorio Pelaez Sports Complex with a grand parade to start at the Rodelsa Circle. Prior to the Himamat Festival, the Showdown of Festival Queens will be done on September 24, 2016. DOT-10 Regional Director Catalino “Butch” Chan III said some 25,000 performers are expected to troop to Cagayan de Oro City for the grandiose event, dance to the tune of “It’s More Fun in the Philippines,” and set to break a record for a single performance at the Guinness Book of World Record. Chan said Himamat Festival 2016, which is presented by BusinessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily News, is in partnership with DOT-10, in cooperation with the Department of Education-10, the Province of Misamis Oriental Tourism Office, the City Government of Cagayan de Oro Tourism Council, the Police Regional Office-10 and the Northern Mindanao Regional Tourism Council for support and coordination. BusinessWeek Mindanao Corporation Chief Executive Officer and Publisher Dante M. Sudaria said Himamat Festival 2016 is expected to be the grandiose, biggest and most awaited festival to showcase open dance interpretations of the cultural heritage of the region, depicting the rich cultural traditions of the indigenous peoples (IPs) of Northern Mindanao. “Imagine each contingent from all over Northern Mindanao doing their respective interpretative dance that preserves their culture
to the words of God which grows if it is sewed in our hearts. In Matthew13- Jesus taught about the different kinds of soils which mean the different kinds of hearts. Take note, the mustard seed can grow only if it is planted in the pure heart of a person. The effects are great since it will transform and renew a person to become good. This is the power of the words of God if it can penetrate in the four chambers of our hearts.
and traditions coupled with a message of peace and cultural understanding before thousands of expectators here in Cagayan de Oro City -- that is Himamat Festival in a nutshell,” Sudaria said. Sudaria said the impact on tourism and to the business sector in Northern Mindanao to be brought by the Himamat Festival will definitely make a difference, comparative to Sinulog Festival of Cebu and Kadayawan Festival of Davao. Joe Palabao, festival project director, said based on the mechanics, the festival is open to all local government units (LGUs) in the region, as well as public and private schools, institutions, companies and civic organizations. The Open Interpretation Category consists of the Provincial-based, city-based and municipality-based. The Cultural Interpretation involves Subanen-based Category, Maranao-based, Lumad-based and Christian-based. Northern Mindanao is composed of the Provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Lanao del Norte. The cities include Cagayan de Oro, Gingoog, El Salvador, Malabalay, Valencia and Iligan. Prizes at stake reaches Php1.5 million.
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“Conspiracy To Commit Mineral Theft” and “Tax Evasion.” Cawaling alleged tha Malanyaon and Arreza conspired with Angala to illegally extract, transport and export mineral ore from an area in Barangay Causwagan, Banaybanay, Davao Oriental using a “clean-up” contract executed by the governor, to do away with securing the necessary permits, very tedious to secure. He claimed Malanyaon arbitrarily approved the reduction of the value of the minerals hauled by Golden Summit to evade the payment of correct excise taxes to the tune of “hundreds of thousands of pesos.” Corollary to the complaint, Datu “Saugong” Vionos Maguidora, another tribal leader, submitted a “Motion For Intervention” with the Pasig City RTC, where Golden Summit Mining Corporation, filed a “Petition For Injunction”
In Romans 1:16-17-For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. But we must bear in mind that there must be a human “cooperation” in order that the words of God will grow in our lives. God sows the words consistently waiting that you will embrace his words in your life. He is not tired in sowing his words in your life until you can realize. He will not stop in
sowing his favors, graces and blessings in your life until you can recognize his big love for your life no matter what whoever you are. God is persistent to find the exact timing when your heart becomes soften by the passage of time to sow his words in your life. God sows his words not in selective way but to all kinds of people on this earth. God wants to save all people equally. 1Timothy 2:4”who desires all men to be saved and to come to the
knowledge of the truth. God expects you to soften your heart in order that he can work in your life. You are the looser if you have no words of wisdom in your life because you might be misled in your journey in life. Bible is your foundation but it is only possible once you will open your heart to his teachings: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhDTony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:
questioning the Cease and Desist Order issued by the newly designated acting regional director of the DENR-MGB dated July 30, 2015. The details of the said Intervention cannot be discussed following the principle of “sub judice.”
an award-winning tribal school in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town. They also killed Dionel Campos, chairman of the Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang Sa Sumusunod (MAPASU), and his cousin Bello Sinzo, in front of residents and staff and students of the school, who the militiamen had rounded up. Residents who witnessed the shooting claimed that a day before the attack, soldiers stayed in the village. They further said that the soldiers were just nearby when the attack happened but the soldiers did nothing even as the militia fired their automatic rifles in the air, the noise heard across several villages. At present, around 3,000 individuals have been displaced and staying at the Surigao del Sur Sports Complex in Tandag City.
laboration in bioinformatics analysis of rice data and provides computational tools to facilitate rice improvement via discovery of new gene-trait associations and accelerated breeding. Three research institutions – the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Beijing Genomics Institute Shenzhen and IRRI – collaborated to sequence the genomes of 3,024 rice varieties and lines housed in the IRRI (82 percent) and the CAAS (18 percent) genebanks. Through funding from the Global Rice Science Partnership, the genomes were re-analyzed against the three main subgroups of cultivated rice: indica, japonica, and aus. The new 3K RGP data analysis set is massive at 120 terabytes, which is well beyond the computing capacities of most research institutions. The AWS public data of the new results will make computing easier. IRRI’s International Rice Genebank contains more than 127,000 rice varieties and accessions from all over the world. These accessions hold a virtually untapped reservoir of genes/traits that can be used to improve rice cultivation.
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mentioned that the officer involved is a platoon leader of the 75th Infantry Battalion. “The company commander was reprimanded and the officer in charge of the battalion was relieved of his post,” he added. “This is based on what we call command responsibility, our way of implementing what we call administrative responsibility,” Año said, “in an area wherein you have responsibility to maintain the peace and order, or you might have neglected something which might have lead to a certain incident.” Año also assured the full cooperation of the Army should the Senate conduct an inquiry of its own. “In fairness to everyone, to our troops, to the victims of the killing and the people in Lianga, it is better for us to be transparent about this situation,” he said. But despite the findings of the board of inquiry to subject the platoon leader to court martial proceedings, Año was quick to say that his soldiers were not directly or indirectly involved in the killings of civilians in Lianga. “Our soldier’s respect human rights and the International Humanitarian Law. And most especially our soldiers are protectors of the people, no matter what political leaning they come from, it is our mandate and duty to protect the people and the state,” he said. Evacuees, mostly belonging to the Manobo tribe, began flocking to capital Tandag City since last month when Bagani militia gunmen threatened residents as well as the staff of a tribal school in Sitio Nalindog, Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel town. On August 28, the militiamen allegedly murdered brothers Cristano and Ellie Tabogol in Barangay Siargao in the same town. Last September 1, another militia, the Magahat, murdered Emerito Samarca, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development,
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Accessing the data as an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Data Set is free. Its use is governed by the stipulations for data analysts and users from the Toronto Statement which encourages rapid and free access to data for projects that are large scale and of broad utility. “The dataset provides access to millions of genetic markers that can be used to design sustainable crops for the future, that is, ones that are high-yielding and more nutritious while at the same time requiring less water, fertilizer and pesticides,” says Dr. Rod Wing, Director of the Arizona Genomics Institute at the University of Arizona. “The great thing about the release of this dataset is that it is immediately useable,” said Dr. Kenneth McNally, a Senior Scientist at IRRI’s T.T. Chang Genetic Resources Center and a project team member. “It comes with tools to help researchers visualize and analyze genetic information.” “The 3K RGP dataset is a powerful tool that will unite researchers from around the world to help drive the next Green Revolution,” says Wing, a pioneer in rice genome sequencing. Data access and analysis tools are being made available for the 3K RGP dataset through the International Rice Informatics Consortium which promotes col-
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technology is needed to feed the world into the future, Rajaram said in an interview at the 9th International Wheat Conference in Sydney (September 20-25). “There are some reports coming in where they say perhaps GM (Gene Modified crops) will not be needed, I’m not sure about that,” he said. He said the genes would have to be carefully selected. “I want to have very good control on what kind of GM genes we’re getting in. (Something that) doesn’t have the environmental impact and it’s not going to upset the food chain. But it’s one of the technologies if we’re going to meet the 1,000 million metric tons.” Rajaram received the World Food Prize in 2014 “for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production, by more than 200 million tons, building upon the successes of the Green Revolution.” He spearheaded the development of 480 wheat varieties that have been released in
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51 countries and grown on more than 58 million hectares worldwide. Born in India, Rajaram came in 1969 to the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico and became a citizen there. He worked alongside Dr. Normal Borlaug (1914-2009), father of the Green Revolution, who established the World Food Prize in 1986. Borlaug received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work to feed a hungry world. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The Prize recognizes contributions in any field involved in the world food supply –food and agriculture science and technology, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition, economics, poverty alleviation, political leadership and the social sciences. Rajaram, who was born in Uttar Pradesh, India, has also received the government of India’s fourth highest civilian honor, the Padma Shri in 2001. The award (Padma is “lotus” in Sanskrit) recognizes distinguished contribution in the arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service and public affairs. Rajaram studied agriculture at the University of Gorakhpur and received his Masters Degree in genetics and plant breeding from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi. There, in 1964, he studied genetics and plant breeding under Prof. M.S. Swaminathan who is recognized for leading India’s Green Revolution program. Rajaram received a Ph.D. in plant breeding from the University of Sydney. He also worked as Director of CIMMYT’S Global Wheat Program before joining the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas as Director of Integrated Gene Management. He retired in 2008. Rajaram is also the owner and director of Resource Seed Mexicana, a small private company specializing in wheat development and promotion. SciencePhilippines
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September 28, 2015
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – Kymco Grand Dink 300i
Launched at the 11thManila International Motor Show (MIAS), the Grand Dink 300i (G-Dink) is Kymco Philippines’ answer to a new breed of scooter riders who usually run errands around town on weekdays and still like to go on leisurely touring rides in the countryside on weekends. With its dimensions 2090 mm x 770 mm x 1360 mm (LxWxH), the G-Dink has ample presence on the open roads. Yet, it is still small enough to squeeze through gaps in urban traffic. The G-Dink is powered by a 270.6 cc liquid-cooled single cylinder four stroke engine which produces 16 Kw @ 7500 RPM and 22.3 Nm @ 7000 RPM.
the G-Dink’s creaturecomfort features. The saddle can comfortably seat twooccupants and it also has a sturdy back rest for the pillion. The grips are raised so that the rider can reach the controls even while his back rests on the lumbar support. Its state-of-theart fuel-injection system keeps consumption to a minimum so it is likely that you will deplete your smart phone’s It is more than enough battery first before you grunt to propel the can empty a tank of gas. 152-kilogram scooter Luckily, the G-Dink comes with a 90-kilogram (plus with a 12-volt socket. VAT) rider to three-digit The G-Dink runs on speeds in under ten seconds. This enabled me meaty 120/70 – 140/70 12-inch tubeless rubbers to safely keep up with matted to aluminum traffic and to quickly get alloy wheels. At an SRP of out of tight spots (like P 220, 000, you also get a getting caught between two buses competing for digital instrument panel with a speedometer, passengers). Even with odometer, trip meter and the G-Dink’s propensity a clock. It can also be set for performance, it to read out numbers in remains frugal enough KPH or MPH. Additional to serve as a daily safety features include a commuter. A hundred bar-mounted kill switch, kilometers on the clock side stand kill switch, barely consumed a a passing light switch quarter of the 9-liter and LED running lights. fuel tank. The under Also, you practically get seat compartment has two bikes at that price, a sensor-activated LED a luxurious tourer and light to help you see a practical commuter, better as you rummage offering the rider the through your stuff. This best of both worlds. brings me to some of
Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) Launches 2015 COTY-P and TOTY-P Testing Season
Celebrating 6 Years of the KAWASAKI KRIB The Kawasaki KRIB opened it’s doors 6 years ago to be the premiere leisure bike showroom and service center in Libis, Quezon City. The Krib is takes pride in its five feature areas. The Display Area showcasing the latest and sexiest leisure bikes. The Info Desk catering to all our riders’ inquiries and concerns. The Service Bay Area giving our riders premium maintenance and quality
service. The Chill Spot and Zen Garden allowing the beasts to rest, recover, recuperate and recreate. On it’s sixth year, the Krib introduces some of the biggest and boldest machines to ever don our streets. The new off-road look inspired from the KX Series - The KLX 150 & 150, the new aggressive color of Ninja 1000 and the new level-up models - Ninja 300 and the Versys 1000.
The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the country’s premier automotive awardgiving body, formally launched their 2015 Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-P) testing season today, at ceremonies held at the Manila Polo Club. “The Philippine automotive industry has been enjoying robust sales for the past year, with some manufacturers breaking all-time records for number of vehicles sold. More than ever, potential buyers are looking for reputable sources to guide them in making informed choices when purchasing vehicles,” said Robby Consunji, President of
the Car Awards Group, Inc. “Independently recognizing the best vehicles in each class without the sway of advertising revenue is CAGI’s contribution to raising public awareness. Our diverse membership from different media platforms has always guaranteed impartial results,” he added. At the launch, CAGI announced its partnership with auditing firm R.G. Manabat & Co., to further improve the process and methodology in determining this year’s winners. R.G. Manabat & Co. is a Philippine partnership and a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG
International”). The 2015 testing season is open to all “allnew” or “significantly updated” vehicles launched to the local market from October 2014 to October 2015. For purposes of definition, “significantly updated” refers to vehicles that have had significant mechanical or electronic changes to the powertrain, drivetrain, suspension or activity systems that affect
the way they drive or operate. Testing dates are scheduled to take place in October at the Fontana Hot Spring Leisure Parks & Casino in Clark Field, Pampanga, followed by a golf tournament and an awarding ceremony to be held on November 13, 2015 to coincide with the Fontana Clark Auto Motorama 2015 to be held from November 13 to 15, 2015.