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Govt snubs calls for talks as war vs. Reds continue D

AVAOCity–– Mounting of fen s i v e s from both Armed Forces of the Philippines and the New People’s Army have escalated in the past weeks as the government peace panel snubbed proposals to re-open talks with the National Democratic Front.

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Guingona releases so-called Napoles list to media

CACHE OF FIREARMS. Col. Glenn Macasero, commander of the 103rd Brigade, Atty. Alex T. Cabornay, chief of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Iligan District Office and Supt. Abner Santos, chief of Marawi City police, examine the record of the seized high-powered firearms. Photos by Sonny Sudaria of Mindanao Daily News-Armm

Govt troops seize cache of firearms dayan of the 12th Judicial Region, Lanao del Sur. Joining Macasero in executing the search warrant were Atty. Alex T. Cabornay, chief of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)Iligan District Office, and Supt. Abner Santos, chief of Marawi City police––and

in the presence of Lanao del Sur Provincial Board Member Nash O. Ganda Jr. and Marawi City Councilor Borgie D. Dalidig. Macasero said the law enforcement agencies seized from Sarosong’s house the following: 3 Rifles,

DAVAO City––Power utilities should stick to their posted schedules of power interruptions to prevent further losses on the part of employers, the Philippine Exporters Confederation (PhilExport) said. In an interview Monday at ”Kapehan sa Dabaw” at SM City Davao Annex, PhilExport president Ferdinand Maranon said their members have complained that the power interruptions have not been followed. These have resulted in Photo courtesy of Albert Calvelo (PRIB)

higher production costs as their workers have been asked to report at a certain time but do not get to work, he said. Maranon said that his frozen banana export business itself is directly affected by the rotating brownouts, as the microwavable products require refrigeration along the production process. His clients come from as far as the United States, Australia and Canada. So far, he said there have not yet been reports of cli-

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mander Col. Glenn A. Macasero of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the team leader, said the house of a certain Hadji Ali Sarosong yielded cache of firearms when they executed the search warrant issued by Regional trial Court (RTC) Judge Wenida BM Papan-

ARMED with a search warrant, law enforcement agencies on Monday raided a house in Lumbac Madaya in Marawi City where they By Jelly F. Musico of PNA seized cache of firearms. 103rd Brigade ComSenate Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Teofisto Guingona III released to the media on Tuesday the controversial list of Janet Lim Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10billion pork barrel scam. A total of 11 former and incumbent senators, including Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Ramon Revilla Jr., were among the 98 individuals whose names were written on the so-called Napoles list. Estrada, Enrile and Revilla were already charged with plunder in the Office KOKO FILES GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST DA OFFICIALS. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III of the Ombudsman. files graft and corruption charges against four officials of Other incumbent sena- the Department of Agriculture (DA) on Tuesday, May 13, tors listed include Vicente 2014, for allegedly forging his signature to facilitate the Sotto III, Loren Legarda, release of P10 million to a non-existent organic farming project in Surigao del Sur. Aquilino See MEDIA, page 11

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CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City––The army’s 4th Infantry Division, the largest military camp in Northern Mindanao here, has banned all public transport system to enter the military camp, the military said on Tuesday. Lt. Col. Jose Leonard Gille, acting spokesperson of the army’s 4th ID, said that the new camp See security, page 11

Business group to power firms: Follow outage skeds

ents backing out from export products that have been delayed because of power interruptions. “I hope they stick to a regular schedule, even if it takes eight hours. The businesses are being affected,” he said. Maranon said their members could already have incurred losses of at least P1 million from the rotating brownouts. “I hope this changes soon,” he added. The Davao Light and See power, page 11

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IMEM will lead to high power rates, warn electric coops By Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews

CAGAYAN de Oro City– –A scenario of electricity rates as high as P32 per kilowatt hour looms with the government planning to implement the Interim Mindanao Electric Market (IMEM) system in the island, a group of electric

cooperatives warned on Monday. Adrian Ebcas of the Northern Mindanao Electric Cooperatives Association (NORMECO) said this will be among the bases for their objections [to the IMEM] that they will raise to Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla who will meet them in Manila on Wednesday.

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Ebcas said the scenario of electricity rates costing P32 per kilowatt hour will wipe out poor families and small businesses in Mindanao. He said a small house with one or two bulbs using 30 kilowatts (kW) in a month will find itself billed at least P900 a month. “We are not opposing IMEM but we are objecting the provisions that will lead to high electricity rates. We are duty-bound to protect our consumers,” Ebcas , who is also the general manager of Camiguin Electric Cooperative, said. He said majority of the consumers of electric cooperatives are small houses using 30 kW a month and small business using less than 100 kW. “This will wipe them out. The P32 per kilowatt hour of the IMEM do not include the transmission costs and taxes. The rate could run high to P35 per kilowatt hour,” he said. Petilla will meet with managers of Mindanao’s electric cooperatives in Manila with the House committee on energy to ask them to withdraw their opposition to the IMEM. The House committee on energy chaired by Rep. Reynaldo Umali (2nd district, Oriental Mindoro) passed a resolution junking

the IMEM after electric cooperatives and consumer groups objected to the marketing system during a public hearing in Cagayan de Oro last March. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd district, Cagayan de Oro) said Petilla asked to be given a second chance to talk to the electric cooperatives and promised to present a modified version of the IMEM. “The committee and the cooperatives decided to give Petilla another chance. We will hear what he has to say,” Rodriguez said. Ebcas said they opposed the IMEM Pricing and Cost Recovery Methodology that was approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission to determine the price of electricity. He said power distribu-

tors will have no choice but buy the expensive electricity. “Even if there are three power producers, all of them will sell at the same price because everyone wants to profit. That is no market,” he explained. He said most power distributors are scrambling to buy modular generating sets with funds from the government rather than face the scenario of buying electricity in the spot market. “We estimated that even running on diesel fuel, the electricity produce by modular sets will cost only P15 per kilowatt hour. It will be much cheaper,” he said. The government has offered electric cooperatives money from the Malampaya funds to purchase the modular generating sets.

Costing P20 million per megawatt it can produce, the government are charging six percent per annum but electric cooperatives can return the power generators after two years. The South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative has already leased a 15-megawatt modular generating set to ease its power shortage problems. Electric cooperatives in Camiguin and Misamis Oriental are also buying two-megawatt modular generating sets to augment their distribution. There is nothing new with modular generating sets. The Ramos administration also offered them to the electric cooperatives during the power crisis in 1998. (Froilan Gallardo/ MindaNews)

Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and Mayor Oscar Moreno witness the turn-over of fishing nets and nylon cords from the Japanese Government to the BFAR. Present during the ceremony were Honorable Akio Isomata, Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Honorable Akio Yonezawa, 2nd Secretary, BFAR Director Visa Demerin and the Miss Cagayan de Oro Beauty Pageant winners.

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Gov. Zubiri welcomes IP MNCHN Project -Mindanao, UNFPA country representative Bukidnon -- On the occasion of Dayong Dayon! provincial launch, Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. of the province of Bukidnon welcomed yesterday (May 12) the implementers of IP MNCHN Project-Mindanao and the country representative of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Mr. Klaus Beck. Dayong Dayon! is a health campaign of IP MNCHN Project-Mindanao which aims to forge publicprivate-partnership in the delivery of health services for the country’s Indigenous Peoples. “The provincial government of Bukidnon has always been supportive of initiatives that push for the welfare of the Indigenous Peoples. Largely of Bukidnon’s history evolves with the existence of the Indigenous Peoples from generation to generation. The struggles they have won and the rights they have gained for self-determination are my inspirations in

maintaining my administration’s pro-people programs,” Bukidnon Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. stressed. “Health is among the top priority programs of my administration and to have IP MNCHN ProjectMindanao in this advocacy that specifically attends to the health needs of IP women and children and the welfare of Indigenous Cultural Communities is a valuable support to our government’s thrusts for progress and equality,” Governor Zubiri added. The governor further said that “the province is also honoured to have as visitor the country representative of UNFPA Mr. Klaus Beck as this will strengthen partnerships and advocacies for the Indigenous Peoples and the people’s concerns on family planning and reproductive health”. The country representative of UNFPA Mr. Klaus Beck is currently in Mindanao to visit the project site

Bukidnon Governo Jose Ma. Zubiri, Jr.(second from right) welcomes UNFPA Country Representative Klaus Beck during the provincial launch of Dayong Dayon! of the Indigenous Peoples Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition Project (IP MNCHN Project-Mindanao) last May 12, 2014, at the Kaamulan Open Theater, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.

in Bukidnon and to witness the Community Health Fair in Barangay Sinuda, Municipality of Kitaotao on May 13 (Tuesday). UNFPA’s participation in the project is more essential

at this point in time when the necessity for family planning and reproductive health transcends poverty issues. Above all, gender equality for the Indigenous Peoples is a right that

should be accorded to them for their empowerment as a peoples. IP MNCHN ProjectMindanao is funded by the European Union, implemented by the National

Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), cochaired by the Department of Health (DOH), and joint management with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

8 Mindanao provinces, 2 cities listed as prone to El Niño By Walter I.Balane MindaNews

MALAYBALAY CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) has placed eight provinces and two cities in Mindanao in the list of areas vulnerable to the El Niño or dry spell. The DA classified the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Sarangani and South Cotabato and Zamboanga City as “highly vulnerable” to El Niño. “Moderately vulnerable” to the dry spell are the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Bukidnon and Davao Oriental and Davao City, the list showed.

The list, covering a total of 44 provinces and two cities across the country, was cited by the DA’s Field Operations Service as highly and moderately vulnerable to the impacts of a prolonged dry spell following the announcement of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that an El Niño phenomenon may start affecting the Philippines in June and peak by the end of 2014. The DA released the list “for purposes of monitoring and crafting of possible interventions.” The department cited that the last prolonged drought recorded in the

country was in 2009 to 2010. The other provinces in this year’s “highly vulnerable” El Niño list are Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union, Pangasinan, C agayan, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Cavite, Rizal, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Capiz, Iloilo and Negros Occidental. The rest of the areas listed under “moderately vulnerable” are Abra, Apayao, Benguet, Ifugao, ountain Province, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Romblon, Sorsogon, Aklan, Antique, Bohol and Samar. In a statement posted at, Agriculture

Secretary Proceso Alcala said “the government is prepared to deal with the adverse impact of the El Niño phenomenon.” The website cited that as early as last month, the DA has been implementing cloud seeding operations to induce rains in major watersheds and farming communities in Cagayan Valley that did not receive a rainfall for at least a week. With a protracted dry spell now an increasing possibility, Alcala said that DA would intensify cloud seeding operations to save harvestable crops and other produce from damage, in tandem with the DOST. The DA-Bureau of Soils

and Water Management (BSWM) has already completed 28 cloud-seeding trips in drought-affected municipalities in Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya and other areas in Cagayan Valley, the DA said. The DA cited also that through the National Irrigation Administration, they had been in touch with the irrigators’ associations nationwide to ensure efficient water allocation and use of the irrigation systems. The DA was reported to have created a new task force on El Niño to firm up strategies meant to cushion the impact of the impending extended dry spell on farming and fishery sectors.

The task force is expected to come up with an action plan and its corresponding budgetary requirements. Engr. Alson Quimba, Bukidnon provincial agriculturist, admitted that they have not yet received an El Niño advisory from the DA-10 regional office and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration as of 3 p.m. Thursday. Malaybalay City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri told MindaNews Wednesday afternoon that he will meet with the agriculture officials of the city next week to discuss the city’s action plan for the El Niño.

MB places Cavite Rural Banking Corp. under PDIC receivership T

he Monetary Board (MB) placed the Cavite Rural Banking Corporation under the receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) by virtue of MB Resolution No. 706.A dated May 9, 2014. As Receiver, PDIC took over the bank on the same day. Cavite Rural Banking Corporation is a four-unit rural bank with Head Office located at M.H. del Pilar St. corner Kiamzon St., Silang, Cavite. It has two branches located in Amadeo and one branch in Silang, all in Cavite. Latest available records show that as of December 31, 2013, Cavite Rural Banking C or poration had 1,452 accounts with total deposit liabilities

All valid insured deposit claims will be paid of P71.52 million. A total of 1,445 deposit accounts or 99.52% of the accounts have balances of P500,000 or less and are fully covered by deposit insurance. Total insured deposits amounted to P69.06 million or 96.56% of the total deposits. PDIC said that upon takeover, all bank records shall be gathered, verified and validated. The state deposit insurer assured depositors that all valid deposits shall be paid up to the maximum deposit insurance coverage of P500,000.00. The PDIC also announced that it will c on du c t D e p o s it or s Borrowers Forums o n May 1 5 , 2 0 1 4 t o infor m dep ositors of the requirements and

pro cedures for f iling deposit insurance claims. C l ai m for ms w i l l b e distributed during the Forum. The schedules and venues of the Forums will be posted on the bank premises and in the PDIC website, ph. The claim forms and the requirements and procedures for filing are likewise available for downloading from the PDIC website. Depositors may update their addresses with the PDIC representatives at the bank premises or during the Forums using the Mailing Address Update Forms to be furnished by PDIC representatives. Duly accomplished Mailing Address Update Forms should be submitted to

PDIC representatives accompanied by a photo-bearing ID with signature of the depositor. Depositors may update their addresses until May 16, 2014. Depositors with valid deposit accounts with balances of P50,000.00 and below need not file deposit insurance claims. But depositors who have outstanding obligations with Cavite Rural Banking C orporation i n c lu d i n g c o - m a ke r s of the obligations, and have incomplete and/or have not updated their addresses with the bank, regardless of amount, should file deposit insurance claims. For depositors that do not need to file deposit insurance claims,

PDIC will start sending payments by mail to their addresses based on bank records by the third week of May. For depositors that are required to file deposit insurance claims, the PDIC will start claims settlement operations for these accounts on or before the fourth week of May. The schedule of the claims settlement operations will be announced through notices to be posted in the bank premises and other public places as well as through the PDIC website, ph. According to the latest Bank Information Sheet (BIS) as of December 31, 2013 filed by Cavite Rural Banking C or poration

with the PDIC, the bank is owned by the Estate of Andamo-Villanueva Inc. (40.62%), Elisa M. Andamo (20.27%), Emilio V. Andamo (15.02%), Emmanuel M. Andamo III (15.02%) and Abelardo V. Andamo (9.07%). Its Chairman is Emmanuel R. Andamo and its President is Emilio V. Andamo. For more information, depositors may communicate with PDIC Public Assistance personnel stationed at the bank premises or call the PDIC Public Assistance Hotlines at (02) 841-4630 to (02) 841-4631, or send their e-mail to pad@ Depositors outside Metro Manila may call the PDIC Toll Free Hotline at 1-800-1888-PDIC (7342).

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High quality water is priority for P135 million SFWD project By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur--- High quality, clean water that would become the best among water utility services in Caraga is top priority for the P135 million expansion project of San Francisco Water District (SFWD). SFWD officials stressed this during the pre-construction conference held on Monday at Rosario’s Grill as they pointed out the project focuses on setting up of state-of-the-art modern equipment using latest technologies in maintaining high quality tap water. The facility serves as a major component of the multi-million project to ensure the highest sanitary standards of providing water for an increasing number of consumers in this premier town. Elmer Luzon, SFWD general manager, said the modern filtration facility will address waterborne diseases which has plagued the services of other local water utilities in the region. Eduardo Apresto, vice Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch _____ Hall of Justice Libertad, Butuan City ANN CARLYN GARRIDO MONTECLARO ) Petitioner, ) ) -Versus- ) ) JANIBEN MORGADO MONTECLARO, ) Respondent. ) X________________________________ )


PETITION COMES NOW, the herein Petitioner, through the undersigned Counsel and under the Honorable Court, most respectfully avers: 1. That the Petitioner is a Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Block 4, Lot 11, Emenvil Subdivision,Ambago, Butuan City, Philippines; 2. That the herein Respondent is likewise Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Poblacion 1, Santiago, Agusan del Norte, particularly in the house of his cousin, MYRNA MORGADO MAR; 3. That the herein Petitioner and Respondent were in a marriage proceedings, solemnized by a church minister, REV. BENJAMIN RODRIGUEZ, JR. (P.C.C.C.) last February 10, 2002 at 11:00 A.M. in San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines. A copy of said Certificate of Marriage is hereto attached in this Petition, being marked as ANNEX “A”; 4. That their union produced TWO (2) children who were always under the care and custody of the herein Petitioner; 5. That the herein couple do not have any valuable Real and Personal Properties to be shared or divided; 6. That few months after their marriage, the herein Respondent has been making some extra-marital affairs that has been observed by the herein Petitioner; 7. That it was only in the year 2009 that the herein Respondent decided to leave or vacate from their conjugal dwelling and lived with his Mistress by the name JHONA BADILLO who is currently pregnant or about to deliver a child; 8. That Respondent never borthered to care and give financial support to his children; 9. That the herein Respondent was PSYCHOLOGICALLY INCAPACITATED before, during and after marriage and said psychological problem is highly INCURABLE, though it was NOT discovered earlier by the herein Petitioner; 10. That the Respondent at the time of the celebration of marriage was psychologically incapacitated to comply with the following marital obligation to wit A. To live together, observe marital love, respect and fidelity and render mutual help and support (Article 68; Family Code) B. Respondent violated his essential marital obligations by failure not only to render help and support but in showing overt acts that clearly indicates his emotional abuse upon her. 11. The incapacity of the Respondent to comply with the essential marital obligations as discussed above, became manifest and apparent only after the solemnization of the marriage between him and the Petitioner although it was already present even before the marriage was solemnized; 12. Respondent’s inability to comply with the aforesaid essential marital obligation is rooted in grave psychological illness on his part that existed even before his marriage to the herein Petitioner and is permanent and incurable. The Psychologist will testify on the specific

psychological illness of the Respondent. PRAYER WHEREFORE, above-premises considered, Petitioner most respectfully pray unto the Honorable Court that after hearing and trial in due course, a judgment be rendered: A. Declaring the marriage between Petitioner and Respondent to be NULL AND VOID AB INITIO due to psychological incapacity of the Respondent to fulfill his essential marital obligations; B. Ordering the Local Civil Registrar of Butuan City to render judgment to NULLITY OF MARRIAGE of the parties in the appropriate registry. Petitioner prays for such other reliefs and remedies ass maybe just and equitable under the premises. Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, for Butuan City, Philippines, February 17, 2014. (SGD.) ATTY. PABLO B. LAPA Counsel for the Petitioner Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Philippines ATTY.’S ROLL NO: 24833 IBP O.R. No: 950920 February 10, 2014, Butuan City MCLE Compliance IV: January 18-19, 2013 Lanang, Davao City PTR No: 2069180, Issued January 2, 2014 TIN No: 406 – 310- 386 – 000

VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION I, ANN CARLYN GARRIDO MONTECLARO, after being sworn to in accordance to law, do hereby depose and say: 1. That I am the Petitioner in the above-entitled PETITION, I have read all the allegations contained therein and that the same are true and correct to the best of my personal knowledge, information, and belief based on authentic records. 2. I hereby certify that I have not theretofore commenced any action involving the same issues in any Court, Tribunal, or quasi-judicial agency and to the best of my knowledge, no such action is pending therein. If I should thereafter learn that the same or similar action has been filed or is pending, I shall report that fact within FIVE (5) DAYS therefrom to the Honorable Court. (SGD.) ANN CARLYN GARRIDO MONTECLAROS Affiant / Petittioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 17th day of February 2014 at Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. Affiant exhibited to me her proofs of identification. (SGD.) PABLO B. LAPA Notary Public Doc. No: 58; Until December 31, 2014 Page No: 10; PTR No: 2069180 Issued January 2, 2014 Book No: 1; at Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, Philippines Series of 2014. TIN No: 406 – 310 – 386 – 000 COPY FURNISHED: THE SOLICITOR GENERAL 134 Amorsolo Street Legaspi Village\ Makati City, Philippines.


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chairman of SFWD board of directors, said such efforts to bring the best quality tap water services has put SFWD on top among water utilities in the region. “We are looking forward from what we learned from award-giving body to cite SFWD as the best water district in the region because of its excellence to provide the highest quality of sanitary water,” Apresto said. Fe Tan-Cebrian, chairperson of SFWD board of directors, said sufficient supply of water that would sustain the future needs of the growing population of progressive San Francisco town is foremost of SFWD thrust amid the fears of the global water crisis seen in the next decade. “We need your full support to preserve and protect our water system which relied on the sources within the Mt. Magdiwata watershed,” Cebrian called

on the stakeholders, including village officials, representatives of various government agencies and the media. The expansion project that would tap three more water sources within the 1,650 Mt. Magdiwata watershed area is expected to produce at least 12,000 cubic meters a day on top of the existing 4,000 cubic meters presently supplied by SFWD to thousands of its consumers. Elmer Luzon, SFWD general manager, said the expansion project is in vital need, especially that the present volume of water supply is already short of the demand of 7,000 cubic meters of consumers daily. “That is why there are areas in the town where we can longer deliver a sufficient supply of water at 24 hours,” Luzon said. The expansion project will cover 45 kilometers of

pipeline, construction of new reservoirs and state-ofthe-art filtration system to maintain the high standard sanitation system of sufficient water supply to thousands of households and business establishments. The expansion is projected until 2020 but both SFWD and DBP have agreed that fresh loans will be granted if there would be inevitable growing demand brought about by rapid population growth of San Francisco. Freddie Mero, DBP San Francisco branch manager, the loan was approved because DBP has been espousing for sufficient supply of water, especially that San Francisco is a community that continually grows and develop. “We would like to make provision of water 20 years in advance that is why we are willing to help SFWD for more loans,” Mero said.

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after many years of waiting, the bridge is finally here. To us, this bridge does not only serve as support to farm productivity, but more importantly, as a means to save people’s lives,” Nuevo Trabajo Barangay Chairman Robert Ceno said. According to Ceno, the whole barangay is prone to flooding. Maasan River always overflows during heavy rains and endanger the people’s lives especially the schoolchildren who attend classes at a nearby elementary school. With a new bridge already in place, residents will now have an easy way out of the floodprone area in emergency situations. “We have been dreaming of the bridge for as long

as I can remember. Now it’s a reality,” a teary-eyed 58-year old farmer, Mateo Garcia said. The Barangay Nuevo Trabajo old-timer recalled when there was no hanging bridge yet, “We had no choice but to carry our sacks of corn on our backs while crossing the kneedeep river. If there was available boat, we would load our products at least four times and pay P50 per trip to the other side of the waterway. Now, our prayers are finally answered.” The old hanging bridge, which was constructed in 1998, offered little relief. While farmers could transport their products on motorcycles, they still spent

DA-MRDP2 turns over P45m bridge to Agusan Sur barangay NUEVO Trabajo, San Luis, Agusan del Sur –The Department of AgricultureMindanao Rural Development Program 2 (DAMRDP2) recently turned over a 120-linear meter Single Lane pre-Pressed Concrete Girder (PSCG) Bridge amounting P45 million. This is the longest PSCG bridge constructed in Mindanao under the program. The project will benefit some 1,281 individuals comprising 267 households mostly indigenous peoples (IPs). “We are happy that

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Top Filipina triathlete trains in Lanao del Norte

Top Filipina triathlete Elsie Langit emerges from her 1.2-mile swim during the 2012 Ironman 70.3 event held at Cebu City.

TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – Multi-awarded Filipina triathlete Elsie Langit is here in the province to train in her multi-discipline sport and maintain her competitive edge over her rivals. She now trains daily at the Mindanao Civic Center (MCC) sports complex, in the capital town Tubod. “This is a really nice place. It’s away from any distractions and pretty inexpensive compared to Manila. The training facilities are also excellent here at MCC-Lanao del Norte”, expressed Langit. Triathlon is a multi-

sport event that starts with swimming, then biking, and finally running. L ang it was a lre ady into competitive swimming when she was only 9 years old in Naga City, Camarines Sur. After doing triathlon since high school, Langit has won numerous awards and recognition. She became a two-time Asian Aquathlon Champion in 2009 and 2011; The women’s overall champion in the Speedo Swim Masters Series (8-kilometer Open Water); and 4th overall in the Elite Women Asian Beach Games in Oman, Qatar last 2010

just to name a few. She hopes to improve the Philippines’ performance in Asian triathlon against powerhouse Korea and Japan. “Many of the elite athletes want to come here because it’s really great to train here in Lanao del Norte. It has the facilities, the people are very friendly and I feel very safe here”, Langit concluded. Aside from its world class MCC sports complex, Lanao del Norte also boasts of a three-star resort hotel that is located just beside the popular sporting venue. (VNL/PIO-LDN)

The Career Executive Officers of Northern Mindanao (CEO-NM) planted mangroves on May 11, Sunday in Brgy. Tinago, Tugas , Baliangao, Misamis Occidental in support to the national greening program of the government. In the photo are Regional Directors: Anabelle Atillo of Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Visa Demerin of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Thelma Oliver of Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Nimia Acebes of Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPOST), Dr. Adrian Suba-an of Department of Health (DOH), Romeo Naces, VP for Admin of Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Rachel Beja, General Manager of Cagayan de Oro Water District (PIA-10 / COWD)

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Campaign on gender equality continue to move forward in Lanao del Sur

By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur - Amidst various issues confronting gender equality, the campaign on the promotion of women participation in the public realm continue to move forward here in the province. Lilia Perez, national program coordinator of Paz Y Desarrollo (PyD), said during the seminar on media and gender equality held recently here that seven barangays in Balindong town and another seven in Marawi City are currently benefiting from the implementation of PyD’s regional program to promote gender equality in political participation. Anchored on a communication campaign dubbed “Female Forward” with taglines “Stand up, Step up, Speak up,” the program which started in 2010 was designed to accelerate women’s equal leadership and participation in the political and public life of the community where they belong. Perez said the first year of the program focused

more on the establishment of a baseline and conduct of various researches regarding the situation in identified areas. “Right now, we have many networks of gender pools established in the communities. We have also identified gender advocates in the universities and even in student organizations,” she said. According to her, the program was able to raise awareness on gender issues in the identified 14 barangays in the province through series of trainings on leadership and negotiation skills to capacitate women to be active citizen of the communities. These barangays were Banggolo, Dulay West, Dulay Proper, Papandayan Caniogan, Sugod, South Madaya, and Moncado Kadingilan in Marawi City. In Balindong, we have Bubong Cadapaan, Poblacion Cadapaan, Cadayonan, Lilod, Paigo-ay, Lombayao, and Poblacion Balindong, she added. Meanwhile, the seminar on media and gender equality held at the

Mamitua Saber Research and Training Center in Mindanao State University main campus on May 8 was attended by several media practitioners in the province. PyD conducted the seminar because they believe that media can help in raising public awareness on gender issues, Perez said. She said that three groups played an important role in development projects, the rights holders, duty bearers and moral bearers which include the academe, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and media among others. We need to collaborate with these sectors to have a better impact and wider dissemination of information, she added. PyD is an NGO founded in Spain in 1991. It has been working with civil society, governments, and educational institutions from various nations in carrying out programs and projects that seek to promote equality and social justice as a means to achieve social change. (APB/PIA-10)

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Controlled legalization of marijuana for medical use? Health experts and authorities are amenable to a controlled legalization of marijuana, which means only a particular component of marijuana, not the entire plant, will be legalized for clinical research on its therapeutic value. The proponents of the measure say they are only concerned on the plight of patients and allowing them to use medical marijuana would greatly help to alleviate their pain. Some lawmakers agree on the medical use of marijuana but only for that particular ingredient. Heroin, opium poppy are illegal but morphine out of opium poppy is allowed. However opponents to the measure say it is disastrous to society. Instead they are suggesting to legalize cannabidiol, which is the non-psychotic part of marijuana. Medical marijuana is a misnomer. Instead it should be called medical cannabidiol. If cannabidiol is scientifically proven to be therapeutic, then it should be presented before the Commission on Narcotic Drugs to attest to its therapeutic value. A clinical testing specialist, said it is the controlled legalization that they are after, and not the legalization of marijuana as a plant. There are active components present within that plant, and with advancements in technology, we can actually extract all these things, and at the same time utilize and produce drugs with that specific component so that we could be able to prescribe this among our patients, he added. Today, the most commonly known are THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol). There are not much known effects or side-effects of that particular compound since the ethical considerations are quite enough when conducting clinical trials. But for a particular ingredient to be considered as ineffective or effective it should have bsis. It should be evidence-based. Patients who are suffering from incurable diseases and those in Hospice care, or dying patients are in pain. Legalization of the chemical component of marijuana which eases the pain like morphin, would actually be beneficial to them. Proponents argue that the use of marijuana would enhance the quality of life of these patients. Give a chance to these proponents arguments. If they want controlled legalization to give them a chance in the clinical research industry to conduct all necessary trials, the it is reasonable. With the advancement in technology now, and the proper support of the government, drug development would be much easier to do. Assistant Secretary Benjamin Reyes, deputy director for operations of the Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB), said while

basically they agree with the position that certain components of the marijuana plant can be used, they also agree there is a danger when talking about medical cannabis (marijuana) as a whole. There are over 30,000 compounds in a marijuana leaf. And for it to be a medication, there is a need to control every component, not only the active components which are THC and CBD. The other components are unaccounted for according to medical experts. That’s the reason why, even up to now, there is a US-FDA statement that they still have not accepted the marijuana leaf as a whole, that it has medicinal value because of the simple fact that it has many components, which is over 30,000, and you need to catalogue each and every one, you need to catalogue each and every effect of those components according to the experts. As a whole, the efforts of proponents in initiating and organizing the Policy Forum on Medical Cannabis are commendable The Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 was enacted primarily to safeguard the well-being of the citizenry against the ill effects of dangerous drugs. However, under the Declaration of Policy, the government shall aim to achieve a balance in the national drug control program so that people with legitimate medical needs are not prevented from being treated with adequate amounts of appropriate medications, which includes the use of dangerous drugs. As for the marijuana legalization, Congress, can only do so much and will need the help of experts to decide on the matter. It has to be considered also that marijuana is still listed under Schedule 1 of the prohibited drugs under the 1961 United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol. Legitimization of medicinal marijuana, first requires proper procedure of registration, through the Department of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, just like the case of any other legal drugs. Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary for Administration Technical Cluster Nemesio Gako said all recommendations of the DOH are actually to have more studies to prove that the benefits of medical marijuana will outweigh the risk. If legalized marijuana’s medical benefits outweigh the addictive side then it would be the last alternative. So, if this is the only available means of alleviating the disease, then why not? But if there is another alternative, then utilize that first, and then identify the specific variety and the quantity to produce such effect. If this would be legalized, then deregulation will come in to identify the right dose and the right variety.

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A monkey with a black face

OUR tongue is the most dangerous part of our body! Proverbs 18:21 says: “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruits!” If our tongue is only good for gossip, we might be able to destroy a person and his/ her reputation. In an old magazine, which I received from my in-laws in Los Angeles, I read an unbelievable report, that many Americans are cleaning their tongues after teeth brushing. People have been doing it also in several Asian countries for

Have my say Klaus Doring centuries. Studies at an American University show that if we would take time for it (and can stand it!) to clean our tongue every day, we will reduce the build up of plaque that leads to tooth decay. Anyway, an enterprising

businessman has manufactured a tongue-cleaning tool made out of plastic and is marketing it through a drug store chain in the United States. For almost 10 years now. Well, does it mean, that most Americans have clean tongues?

I remember something very disgusting back from my childhood. I said something bad during lunch time after our mutual prayer. Big mistake! I had to wash out my mouth with soap. Brrrhhh, but honestly, it worked...! Many times, I wish to keep my mouth spiritually clean. Many times, I wish that several people around me would start keeping their tongues spiritually cleansed. With a certain spirit and educational soap...! Of course, it would See FACE, page 11

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More than he could chew

Is the Aquino administration biting off more than what it could chew in the pork barrel and other public fund scam that it is now immobilized from pursuing its goal of sending to jail the corrupt involved in these scams? This seems to be what it’ll be that is now looming in the horizon after Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and her team took the deposition of suspected pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles at her hospital bed in the Ospital ng Makati shortly before she went under the knife last month. In that deposition the pork barrel fund scam suspect as reported by De Lima herself named more political personalities, senators and congressmen belonging to the party in power and the opposition, as having had dealings with her. A similar list was likewise given to former senator and now Aquino administration typhoon Yolanda rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson by the husband of Napoles. Lacson had been telling the media the list involved hundreds of politicians from varying party affiliations. But up to this point, both De Lima and Lacson refused to divulge in public the names of the additional politicians suspected of having availed of public funds that ended up in their pockets or a huge chunk of it either as kickbacks, rebates or what have you.

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II De Lima has been saying she will release the list to the public in due time after her office as well as the National Bureau of Investigation shall have sifted through it and have assured themselves of its veracity. Veracity, De Lima stressed, means it could stand the scrutiny of the courts in a judicial proceeding. Lacson for his part expressed hesitation in releasing to the public the list handed to him by the camp of Napoles saying it involved national security and doing so will surely bring down the entire Senate as an institution. That statement of Lacson could be taken to indicate that a good majority of the entire Senate must be involved in this scam with Naples through her numerous non-government organizations. At one time Lacson even said in jest that the number of senators who may have dealt with Napoles could pass a treaty, which means 18. The former senator and now rehabilitation czar was, however, quoted in the papers the other day categorically saying he’d

rather not have the Napoles list released than run roughshod with national security. Personally, I don’t give a damn, and for sure the Filipino people share with me in this sentiment as well, if the entire Senate or even the House of Representatives will be brought down to ignominy if the list is made public. This is a little price to pay to cleanse the government of corruption. What is horrible to me is to maintain the status quo, keep lady justice’s hands off the corrupt just so the Senate is spared from tumbling down. If the Senate deserves to be brought down to its knees, so what if it is the price we have to pay for the ends of justice to be served? This reluctance on the part of De Lima and Lacson to release the names of those who are involved in this multi-billion pesos fund scam is the surefire formula for corruption to thrive in this country. And I am afraid the reluctance of the two officials reflects the sentiment of this administration in regard this issue at this point. I am really frightened

that Aquino himself is losing steam in his daang matuwid crusade and is not that keen anymore in prosecuting those suspected of being corrupt. Even the Ombudsman is showing telltale signs that it is also running out of energy in fighting for the conviction of the corrupt with its recent dropping of former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo from the charges lodged against her for the multi-million peso fund released by her for son Datu’s congressional district in Camarines and the fertilizer fund scam. The people must be proactive again in putting pressure on the Aquino administration not to slow down or slacken from prosecuting all, regardless of political affiliation, whose insatiable greed for wealth, power and fame made them privy in ransacking the public coffers. Aquino should be reminded by the people that he is doing this for them, his bosses. Aquino should be made to understand that to prosecute the corrupt is the mandate he sought from the people when he ran for president under the platform of good governance in all levels and at all times till his term ends in 2016. He should be pressured to make true his promise. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.

When someone close dies

WHEN someone close to you dies, what’ s the meaning of “dying”. Or what is the meaning of “living” for that matter? I pondered deep about this when Atty. Charlemagne Aldevera, 64, a close buddy and family member (husband of my sister Bingay) suddenly passed away around Sunday midnight from what we laymen usually refer to as “heart attack”. Doctors have some technical jargon for this. But it’s something that comes stealthily like a thief in the night and without warning. Charlie (“Paging” to intimates) was in his usual bantering self before nightfall and before heading home for an early rest at their Dona Luisa Subdivision house. Late that same afternoon, he was a “miron” (bystander) in the “tong-its” card games at the Matina golf clubhouse cracking his usual jokes and was laughing with the “boys” so heartily that when he left unnoticed, the boisterous laughter just died down -- also unnoticed. Unknown to his usual golf buddies, he quietly headed back to the Davao tennis clubhouse (his early passion being tennis) and

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza again joined in the fun with his tennis buddies who have not seen him for a long time and some surprised that he unexpectedly showed up. Close to midnight, Bingay woke up seeing all house lights switched on and saw Charlie sprawled on the floor. He was not revived at all and I got a call early dawn (I was in Manila then) getting the sad news from my sisters Bingay and Doc Marj Culas. I was not surprised Mayor Rody Duterte was also on the telephone line asking me where I was. Charlie was his bosom friend of many years and closest confidante. He e ve n l ate r tol d mourners that he was prepared to let go of a long-kept secret: that Charlie was the only person he shared his deepest thoughts and sought confidential advice “on all matters” and for a long time. “He had no other interest paramount

but mine alone and I trusted his instincts”, Mayor Rody confessed. “Now this,” with his spread hands in submissive helplessness and acceptance. A husband and wife, in simple attire and in slippers approached me at the wake and said they came all the way from Midsayap, North Cotabato when they heard that Charlie died. “Dakog tabang si attorney sa amo” (“Attorney helped us a lot”). And they did not even bother explain what it was all about. They approached Bingay and whispered. Then they just shook my hand and quietly said a prayer and left. There were many similar stories and expressions during the wake. I am sure these are the same scenarios in every funeral wake that we attend with other departed friends and family members. But what I am pondering about, as I said at the

outset as I write this, is not totally about Charlie. His passing just woke up a few thoughts. Yes, he was a good man for those who knew him well. He always had that sunny disposition. I remember one of his last comments about so many carping and complaining about “ init kaayo” ( so hot) due to the brownouts. He simply said: “Okay lang. Mas init sa impyerno siguro.” ( it’s okay. But it’s probably hotter in hell.”) But then I asked myself: Does one have to die first for many to know how good one was? Why does a simple act of kindness or generosity remembered during wakes? In fact, why do such simple human acts, expected of everyone, turning out as exemplary deeds? Have our human standards of goodness all gone so low that ordinary , day to day ways and simple acts, have been regarded as outstanding and worth remembering? That brings me to a question many asked when suddenly the late DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo died: “why do we extol a public official like him for doing what is expected of every public official in the first See someone, page 11


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AMBOANGA CITY – Security arrangements for the installation Wednesday of the new archbishop of Zamboanga are already in place, a police official said.

City police spokesperson said their personnel will be Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca placed on full alert status in time for the event that will NOTICE be held at the Metropolitan Immaculate Conception NOTICE is hereby given that the Cathedral. estate of LOLITA ENCENDENCIA, Huesca, who is also who died intestate on November l5, 2008 at Poblacion, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur, consisting of: 1) a commercial land (Lot No. 2774, Pls-225) situated at Poblacion, Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-1412 issued by the Office of the Register of Deeds for the Province of Agusan del Sur under Tax Declaration No.02-020001-01615 containing an area of 319 square meters, more or less; 2) a residential land (Lot No. 1919, Pls-225-C-3) situated at Poblacion, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur covered by Tax Declaration No. 101582 containing an area of 600 square meters, more or less; and 3) a parcel of agricultural land known as Lot No. (Lot 1465-B, Psd10-009356 being a portion of Lot 1465, Pls-225, Maygatasan Public Land Subd.) situated at Salvacion, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-6465 issued by the Office of the Registry of Deeds for the Province of Agusan del Sur, containing an area of 23,025 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT/ PARTITION OF INTESTATE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED LOLITA ENCENDENCIA made and executed by deceased Lolita Encendencia’s sole heirs, namely, Zacarias Encendencia, Samuel A. Encendencia, Sr., Rebecca Encendencia, Nicefora Encendencia, and Nineta Encendencia Gozon, per Doc. No. 1132; Page No. 64; Book No. LXX; Series sof 2008 of the Notarial Registry of Rafael V. Ybañez, Notary Public at Bayugan , Agusan del Sur.

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of spouses MANUEL C. BALI and INNOCENCIA BALI, who both died intestate in Butuan City on March 11, 2000 and December 9, 1993, respectively, consisting of a parcel of land situated in the Barrio of Mahay, Butuan City, Province of Agusan del Norte covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-2575 registered in the name of Manuel C. Bali issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City, and Tax Declaration No. 08-10-000500756 containing an area of 49,898 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF SPOUSES MANUEL C. BALI AND INNOCENCIA BALI WITH DEED OF SALE OF A PORTION OF THE ESTATE made and entered into by and between/ among decedents Manuel C. Bali and Innocencia Bali’s sole and only heirs, namely, Iluminada R. Bali and Maria Beverly B. Palen, as heirs/vendors, and Lucita V. Caparas, as vendee, with heirs/vendors selling, transferring, and conveying a 4,000 square meter-portion of above-described property in favor of vendee LUCITA V. CAPARAS for and in consideraion of P30,000.00, per Doc. No. 332; Page No. 65; Book No. IX; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Yvette H. Samper, Notary Public in Butuan City until December 31, 2015 with PTR No. 0712969/01-02-2014/ BTC.

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Carmen NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOSE C. ABUCEJO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from JOSE to PEPE in the Birth Certificate of JOSE CASINILLO ABUCEJO who was born on December 20, 1951 at Carmen, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are MAXIMO MACARAYO ABUCEJO and ANDREA SALGO CASINILLO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than May 21, 2014. (SGD.) ANITA T. ESPINOSA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: May 7 & 14, 2014

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL CAGAYAN DE’ OEO CITY NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that REYNALDO B. LUNIO has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from REYNALDO ARCADIO to REYNALDO in the Certificate of Live Birth of REYNALDO ARCADIO B. LONIO who was born on JAN. 12, 1961 in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY and whose parents are FLORENCIO LONIO and CIRILA BALIBAY. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than May 15, 2014. (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: May 7 & 14, 2014

local police force will be augmented by personnel from national support units and the Police Regional Office-9 headquarters. Dela Cruz, 66, was named by Pope Francis as this city’s archbishop last March 15. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar announced that Papal Nuncio Guiseppe Pinto, the Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines, will lead the installation of Dela Cruz. Archdiocese of Zamboanga Administrator Monsi-

the public safety company commander, said they will implement a rerouting of traffic leading to the cathedral along the corner of La Purisima and Campaner Streets. He said portions of the two treets will be closed to public utility vehicles during the installation ceremonies for Bishop Romulo dela Cruz, which will last the whole morning of Wednesday. He said he could not discuss in detail the security plan but cited that the

British missionary injured in road accident in Southern Philippines DIPOLOG CITY – A British missionary was injured after their minibus crashed near a ditch in the southern Philippines, police said Monday. Police said the 25-year old Stacy Louise Baker, from United Kingdom, was rushed to the hospital in the town of Liloy in Zamboanga del Norte province. Baker, a member of the Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ, was with a group of Filipinos bound for Ipil town in the neighboring province of Zamboanga Sibugay when the accident occurred over the weekend. Police said the driver of the bus Ronnie Patria, 40, lost control of

the wheel following to mechanical malfunction. “All the passengers, to include the driver, were unharmed, but one passenger identified as Stacey Louise Baker, 25 years old, female, single, UK citizen, Pentecostal Missionary and a resident of United Kingdom was rushed to Liloy Integrated Hospital for medical assistance due to trauma,” police said. It was not immediately known how many passengers or whether Baker was the only foreigner in the bus. A police officer Abner Silaga who has been assigned to investigate the accident did not answer phone calls by journalists. (Mindanao Examiner)

Republic of the Philippines Office of the President HOUSING AND URBAND DEVELOPMENT COORDINITION COUNCIL HOUSING AND LAND USE REGULATORY BOARD Northern Mindanao Region, Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that Alfredo O. Layos President of Alsomavic Estate Development Corp. has filed with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board–NMR for Cancellation of License to Sell Nos. LS -25853 & LS-25854 dated August 8, 2012 issued to his Midland Valley Homes in Kalasungay, Malaybalay City for a re-issuance of a new License to Sell for Block 11 to Block 17, that all papers attached thereto are available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon and upon proper application ;and that copies thereof shall be furnished to such person upon payment of the proper fees. Any person with valid objection to the Cancellation of the License to Sell Nos. LS-25853 & LS-25854 of Midland Valley Homes and in the re issuance for a new one, may file his objection in writing with the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board Northern Mindanao Region, 3rd Floor, Dupoint Building, A Velez St. Cagayan de Oro City, Tel (08822)721466 (Fax Direct) within (2) weeks from the date of last publication. Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, April 7, 2014. By Authority of the Board; (SGD.)CHARITO A. RAAGAS Regional Director MDN: May 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 & 19, 2014

gñor Crisologo Manongas earlier said that top Church leaders from across the country are expected to attend the installation ceremonies. Prior to his appointment, Dela Cruz had served as Bishop of Kidapawan since June 2008, replacing Bishop Romulo Valles when the latter was named archbishop of this city. Valles was made archbishop of Davao City last 2012 and Zamboanga has not had an archbishop since. Dela Cruz had also

served as bishop of Basilan Province from 1988 and of Antique from 2001 until his appointment as bishop of Kidapawan. He was born on June 24, 1947 in Iloilo, but at an early age his family migrated to Mindanao. Dela Cruz is currently a member of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on Social Communications and Mass Media and vice chair of the Episcopal Office on Women. (MindaNews)

By Teofilo P. Garcia Jr

Balahim was driving his motorcycle when one of two men riding tandem on another motorcycle shot him around 5 p.m. Monday near the Jumbo Bridge in Barangay Tetuan, this city. Six spent shells of a caliber .45 pistol were recovered at the crime scene. Zamboanga City police spokesman Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca said that all possible motives, including work-related, are being look into in the course of investigation. (PNA)

Zamboanga City police probes cop’s gun slay ZAMBOANGA CITY – The local police is conducting a thorough probe into the gun slay of a Basilan-based policemen in this city in a bid to unmask the motive behind his killing and identity of the gunmen responsible in the crime. Slain was Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Mandu Abubakar Balahim, who was assigned in Isabela City, the capital of the nearby province of Basilan.

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Govt snubs calls for peace talks as war vs reds continue


AVAO CITY — Mounting offensives from both Armed Forces of the Philippines and the New People’s Army have escalated in the past weeks as the government peace panel snubbed proposals to re-open talks with the National Democratic Front.

The AFP’s 66th Infantry Battalion claimed some 80 NPA fighters held as “hostage” some 39 small-scale miners and some minors in Barangay Panamin, Mabini town of Compostela Valley last May 3 to 5. The Army’s 1001st Brigade Commander Colonel Elmer Quiros said charges will be filed at the provincial prosecutor’s office of Compostela Valley for violation of the International Humanitarian Law against the NPA fighters belonging to Guerilla Front 2 and the Pulang Bagani Command 6. But the NPA Comval Davao Gulf Sub Regional Command brushed off the allegation saying they were not even in the area. The NPA unit spokesperson Ka Daniel Ibarra said it was the 66th IB that threatened small scale miners and families to leave the area. Ibarra said that soldiers resorted to this action after failing to neutralize the NPAs following the latter’s burning of mining equipment of Apex Mining in Maco. “Failing to deter NPA’s tactical offensives, the AFP resorted to terror tactics and mounted the scripted tale of NPA hostaging last May 3-5. In truth, the 66th IB Commanding Officer called up tunnel owners to order small-scale miners and their families to vacate Tabun, Barangay Mahayahay, Maragusan town, Abaka and sitio Dasuran, Brgy. Golden Valley, Mabini–all mining

communities in Compostela Valley. The same Army officer also warned them of shelling bombardment operations,” Ibarra said. “The AFP’s forced evacuation and threat of bombing greatly terrified the masses, giving them no choice but to leave their homes and sources of livelihood. The AFP offensives also failed to defeat the Red Fighters, who were clearly not encamped in the mining community, but were somewhere else, far away from the civilian populace and gearing up for the next tactical offensive,” he added. The NPA sub-regional command claimed they countered the AFP with an ambush of 11 soldiers from the 71st IB on May 5 in Brgy. Napnapan, Pantukan. The NPA spokesperson added that the 1001st Brigade imposed a deadline to move out small-scale miners to clear areas for open pit mining operations in barangays Masara and Mainit, both places where deadly landslides were reported. “The AFP-Apex tandem also deployed goons via Mongoose Security Agency to harass Apex workers. They also circulated a list of supposed active leaders targeted for arrest and incarceration,” Ibarra said. Ibarra said it is in this mining-conflict area that the conflict has been intensified. “In this current ongoing battle in the mining areas in the sub-region, we ask (AFP spokesperson) Maj.


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Tutaan, who is really using the human shield? The NPA perseveres in guerilla warfare and protects the masses, never using them as protective armor. It is the AFP which uses civilians as human shields under the pretext of peace and development activities in schools, chapels, village centers and other civilian structures,” he said. While offensives have been escalating of late, the head of the government peace panel Alex Padilla brushed off proposals by the NDF to reopen the stalled peace talks. In a forum with the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) in Manila last May 3, Padilla reportedly said he doubts the NDF sincerity for talking to media rather that opening through “proper channels”. “It (statement) was given to the media. There is a difference. So, to us, it is mere propaganda,” Padilla added.

The PEPP urged both government and NDF panels to return to the peace table, but the government negotiator said they would want to return if tangible issues would be raised. “Let’s talk about lessening the level of violence… Or any other thing that the NDF wanted to talk about but certainly, we don’t want to talk about what are the roots of social conflict, the basic ills of society and we can discuss it for the next 50 years and we will not arrive at the same conclusion,” Padilla said. “We want something identifiable, time-bound.” At the same forum, Rey Casambre of the Philippine Peace Center and NDFP consultant said the government has for the first time registered reservations on the framework of the talks, calling the Hague Joint Declaration a document of “perpetual division.” (

TRAFFIC ON THE BRIDGE - With construction materials set for the repair of Governor Generoso Bridge, traffic has been moving at a snail-pace for vehicles coming from the south area of Davao City. (Medel V. Hernani/

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Davao investment center eyes solar panel business as priority investment By Judy G. Quiros

DAVAO CIT Y - The Davao City Investment Promotion Center (DCIPC) is considering a solar panel manufacturing as a priority investment in wake of the worsening power problem in the city. I n a n i n t e r v i e w, DCIPC chief Ivan Chin Cortez said DCIPC is planning to sell the idea of solar panel manufacturing to a Chinese businessman soon. He however, opted not to identify the Chinese businessman in order not to preempt the negotiation. Cortez said the solar panels are installed on roofs to produce power. He said DCIPC is currently discussing the matter with some partner agencies. D CIPC is pushing promotion of the solar

panel business after seeing a potential Korean property developer that is currently scouting for a big property in Buhangin and Mintal in Davao City to develop a housing subdivision. The developer plans to adapt retrofitted roofs in which the solar panels could be very useful, Cortez said. With climate change taking toll on supply capacity, he said DCPIC sees power generation as priority investment in the city. He was optimistic that Davao City would survive the power crisis in the future as investors on power generation have started to come in. Once these investors venture in Davao City, it will be the fastest city in Mindanao to recover from the impact of power crisis, Cortez said. (PNA)

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e l e br at i ng t h e B a ker, t he Farmer and the Breeder. Like the 2013 Pi lmico Pou lt r y and L ivesto ck E xp o held in Lingayen, Pangasinan this event will be mounted in collaboration with the Provincial Capitol with the Provincial Veterinary Office, the Provincial Tourism Office and the Provincial Employment Services taking the lead. However, unlike Lingayen the 2014 installment will also feature Pilmico Flour, now in its 52nd year of operations in nearby Iligan. The 2-day event will run from May24 to 25, 2014 in the Misamis Oriental Provincial C apit o l a l on g Ve l e z National Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. Participants to the Expo will be able to attend free seminars and watch live demos on the latest in hograising and gamefowl breeding practices and technology as well as bakery operations. The Pilmico Poultry and Livestock Expo is aimed at educating guests and participants on prop e r b a c k y a rd livesto ck raising using Pilmico’s four-pillar Diamond Program: 1) Breeding and Genetics, 2) Sound Management, 3) Complete Healthcare and 4) Excellent Nutrition. Partner exhibitors and facilitators that will complement Pilmico in this endeavor are Bayer, Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial Philippines, Pfizer, Elanco, PIC and Virbac for the Hogs segment and Excellence Poultr y and Livestock Specialists, Vista del Rio Farm, Inc., toget her wit h me dia partners Pit Games Media Inc and Tukaan Sultada for the Gamefowl category. Flour partners include Besterm, Ferna, Bakels, Sinmag ... The Aboitiz Group,

through Pilmico, has been providing its customers with world class flour and feeds for over 50 years. Pilmico Feeds’ highquality feed line includes brands such as Ultimax, Elite, Classic, Civic and Lakas Tandem for hogs; Poultry Express, Avemax, Gallimax for poultry; and Pork and Poultry Solutions for farm accounts and Salto for gamefowl. Pilmico Flour on the other hand features hard what flour ideal for breads, noodles and pizza through brands such as Sun Moon Star, Sunshine, Glowing Sun and Kutitap. Soft flour, used for pastries, cookies, cakes, wafers and p anc a ke s is a d equately represented by brands such as Gold Star and Mega Star. Finally, rounding up the Flour portfolio would be Wooden Spoon Specialty Flour range ideal for siopao and cakes. Notable activities at the Expo apart from the seminars would be the Live Animal Display, the Technical Baking sessions where participants will be taught easy to prepare cakes and bread products and the games where 20 piglets, 2 replament gilts and one terminal boar will be raffled off to lucky seminar attendees. “Pilmico advocates backyard raising as a way to bring families together. It’s an activity that even children can b e involved in, have fun, while subsequently immersing themselves in the family business,” s ai d He n d e l C abr a l, Vice President for Sales of Pilmico. Another highlight of the expo is the 3pm Pilmico Habit where breads made from Pilmico Flour will be distributed to particants in the exhibit grounds once the clock strikes 3 in the afternoon.

Globe Telecom sustained robust growth in the first quarter of the year, delivering a core net profit expansion of 9% to P3.4 billion from P3.1 billion a year earlier, driven by strong performance of its business segments. Consolidated ser vice revenues of the telecommunications provider reached P23.2 billion in the first three months of the year, representing a 9% increase from the P21.4 billion in the same period of last year. Solid revenue gains were driven by strong contributions across all business segments given the growth in both mobile and broadband customer bases, the sustained demand for data connectivity and the introduction of marketrelevant promotions during the quarter. “We are pleased with our performance in the first quarter, as top-line growth momentum was sustained. We have also seen encouraging improvements in mobile browsing in terms of activity and number of users as a result of the successful Free Facebook promotion and we hope to see continuous growth in mobile internet adoption among our customers moving forward,” Globe President & CEO

Ernest Cu said. “Given these results, we remain confident in sustaining the growth throughout the year as Globe moves closer to the completion of our network and IT transformation programs. Looking ahead, Globe will continue with our commitment in providing more exciting promotions and innovative offers in order to create a wonderful world for our valued customers and shareholders,” he added. Mobile revenues improved by 8% to P18.5 billion in the first quarter from P17.1 billion a year earlier as the sustained growth in its postpaid segment was complemented by the solid performance from its prepaid brands. The company’s postpaid segment continued its strong contribution to the company’s overall mobile business, with revenues reaching P7.0 billion, up 18% from P6.0 billion in the first quarter of last year. Driven by the continued expansion of the subscriber base, which was at almost 2.1 million at the end of March this year, the postpaid segment now contributes 38% of the company’s mobile revenues. On the prepaid front, Globe Telecom’s prepaid brands delivered a solid 2% growth year-on-year despite

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the continued pervasiveness of the multi-SIMming and pressure on yields brought about by the popularity of bucket and unlimited offers. Driven in part by marketrelevant promotions, such as the Free Facebook offer launched in November last year, gross acquisitions for both Globe Prepaid and TM reached record-highs with over 9.1 million new subscribers in the first quarter of 2014, up 25% year-on-year and 3% quarter-on-quarter. Total mobile subscriber base reached 40.7 million at the end of the first quarter this year, from 35.1 million a year ago. To complement the solid growth of its mobile business, the company’s broadband business likewise sustained its double-digit growth on both revenues and customer base, which registered 12% and 26% expansion, respectively. With now close to 2.2 million broadband subscribers, Globe broadband revenues reached P2.8 billion in the first quarter of 2014, up from P2.5 billion in the same period last year. Subscriber growth of fixed DSL was at 11% while that of wireless broadband segment increased 30% during the quarter, driven by competitive and affordable

data products and the pervasiveness of the expanded and modernized wireless, fixed line and broadband networks. Globe Telecom’s fixed line data segment recorded revenues of P1.3 billion in the first quarter of 2014, growing by 19% compared to the first quarter of 2013. The fixed line data revenue’s sustained expansion yearon-year can be attributed to the company’s focus on enhancing the products, services and data-related solutions to meet the increasing demand on communications, connectivity and cloud services for its corporate clients. Also, the traditional fixed voice revenues rebounded this period, posting a year-onyear and quarter-on-quarter increase of 3%. The company recorded consolidated EBITDA of P8.8 billion in the first three months of the year, increasing by P20 million from a year earlier. Subsidy and operating expenses grew 15% year-on-year to P14.4 billion from P12.6 billion as Globe reinvested the gains it made in its revenues in acquiring and retaining high-quality subscribers and in the expansion of its data network.

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“Koko” Pimentel III, Gregorio ‘Gringo’ Honasan II, Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero and Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano. Former Senator Manuel Villar and the late Senator Robert Barbers were also on the list which former Senator Panfilo Lacson submitted to the Guingona committee. Neophyte Senator JV Ejercito was also on the list but listed as one of the 69 former and incumbent congressmen and congresswomen who allegedly received kickbacks from the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) they released to the bogus nongovernment organizations (NGOs) of Napoles. Also in the list of former House members are former Batanes Congressman and now Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, former Partylist Congressman and now Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Chairman Joel Villanueva, and former Pampanga Congressman Mikey Arroyo, son of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Other former and incumbent congressmen on the list include: Jesus Judin Romualdo, Banzai Nieva, Isidro Ungab, Reynaldo Umali, Salacnib Baterina, Conrado Estrella, Raymond Estrella, Victor Ortega, Niel Benedict Montejo, Arthur Pinggoy, Samuel Dangwa, Florencio Flores, Erwin Chiongbian, Erico Fabian, Florencio Miraflores, Napoleon Beration, Rickey Sandoval, Max Rodriguez, Rufus Rodriguez, Rizalina Seachon Lanete, Edgard Valdez, Scott Davies Lanete, Rafael Nantes, Sunny rose Madamba, Ruffy Biazon, Gerald Gullas, Carlos Padilla, Rodolfo Plaza, Arnulfo Fuentebella, Raul del Mar, Rommel Amatong, Marc Douglas Cagas, Digaden Dilangalen, Iggy Arroyo, Rodolfo Valencia, Eduardo Zialcita and Nanette Castelo Daza. Also listed as former and incumbent congressmen are Constantino Jaraula, Clavel Martinez, Manuel Ortega, Peter Falcon, Isidro Real, Corazon Malanyaon, Narciso Monfort, Uliran Joaquin, Joaquin Chipeco, Abdullah Dimaporo, Ernesto Pablo, Marcelino Libanan, Rolex Suplico, Benasing Macam-

bon Jr., Jesnar Falcon, Nasser Pangandaman, Hussein Pangandaman, Boy Umali, Bagatsing, Malapitan, Ecleo, Olano, Jesli Lapuz, Oca Rodriguez, Alvarado, Tulagan and Nograles. Those listed from the government agencies are Procy Alcala, Allan Umali and Ofelia Agawin, Teresita Panlilio and Narciso Nieto of Department of Agriculture; Alexis Sevidal of National Livelihood Development C or p or at ion (NLD C); Antonio Ortiz and Deniss Cunanan of Technology Resource Center (TRC); and Rhodora Mendoza of National Agribusiness Corporation (Nabcor). The names of those who served as agents also appeared on the list. They are Ruby Tuazon, Bryan Yasmuan, Jen Corpuz, Mat Ranillo, Pauline Labayen, Catherine Mae ‘Maya’ Santos, Patricia ‘Gay’ Agana Tan, Alen Ruste and Mon Arcenas. Aside from the list, Lacson also submitted to Guingona a 30-page draft affidavit of Napoles and the narration of events. “I hope that these documents will assist the investigation being conducted by your Committee and address the clamor of our people for transparency in public service,” Lacson said in his letter addressed to Guingona. Contrary to reports, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago was not on the list, also called the Lacson’s list. Santiago called Lacson an attack dog of Enrile, saying “the Napoles list, if unsigned, has no evidentiary value at all.” Last Monday, Guingona announced the issuance of subpoena duces tecum, requiring Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima to submit her own Napoles list to the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee. Guingona said the committee will look into the list and then decide later if there is a need to reopen the Senate investigation on the pork barrel scam. Guingona recently released the initial committee report recommending the filing of plunder charges against Enrile, Estrada and Revilla and some other individuals, including Napoles. Enrile’s former chief of staff, Atty. Gigi Reyes, who allegedly received PDAF kickbacks on behalf of En-

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rile, was surprisingly not be placed under the custody on the list submitted by of the NBI-Iligan City. The seized cache of fireLacson. (PNA) arms are now under the custody of 103rd Brigade.

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regulation is part of the “maximum security” that the military has adopted to eliminate “possible security breach” involving sensitive facilities inside the camp. Gille said that four multipurpose cabs owned by the military command would instead be utilized to ferry the commuters. “Only command’s multipurpose cabs will be allowed to ferry commuters inside camp and scheduled to travel from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily,” Gille added. He said that the commuters shall be required to pay PHP3.0 as one way fare to compensate for the fuel requirements of the cabs. He said that taxi cabs may be allowed to enter camp premises even after 10:00 p.m. but should be monitored and controlled by the Headquarters and Headquarters Service Battalion through the Military Police Company. Gille has sought the public for understanding and urged the commuters to abide with the camp rules and regulation for the safety of the people and the environment inside the military camp. (PNA)

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Moral Reasoning and Good Sportsmanship By LUISA V. GALDO MOGCHS, Cagayan de Oro City

In the early years of my teaching profession, I have been assigned as coach in table tennis girls and a shorter time in volleyball boys. Through all those coaching years, methods and techniques have been used in order to develop the skills of the student-athletes from a zero point to a higher degree necessary for higher athletic competitions. Nevertheless, the development of moral reasoning and

good sportsmanship which is one of the objectives of physical education was also considered. Moral reasoning was done in discussions that’s have led to a better understanding and acceptance of rules on the part of the student-athletes as well as awareness of students’ levels of reasoning on the part of the teacher-coach. On the other hand, good sportsmanship has been developed through some lectures and threats of expulsion from

competitions for failure to abide sportsmanship code. The results smoothly ran even at the daily practice up to intramural games and higher athletic meets where they ended with traditional handshakes. In this manner, sportsmanlike behaviors were exhibited and identified. Moreover, the use of moral reasoning and good sportsmanship can result in positive and cooperative interactions among high school students and student-athletes in general.

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place? Is being good or simple so rare nowadays that the ordinary becomes legend? Are decent public officials so few today and difficult to find that we extol the ordinary? I don’t really have the answers. They say funeral wakes are all about “paying respects” to a departed one. And time for reconciliation. Ooops... but I remember a story. It’s about a politician whose political rival suddenly died. To the surprise of everyone, he was one of the first to go to the wake. His political followers thought it was an act of reconciliation and the end of a bloody political fight in their town. But nope. He was there not to condole but to see for himself that his bitter rival is indeed “gone” for good! Wakes bring all sorts of people together -- especially long lost friends. And yes, Mayor Rody, something he had never done before, took the microphone almost the whole time after midnight and soulfully sang all the favorites of his friend. I guess funeral wakes gather everyone in one place and unknown testimonials are whispered around in quietitude to heal the pain of loss. We all know that one is not really missed until he has left. And when we gather, we pray for the departed. But I had a moment of awakening when Bingay, in one of her bursts of anguish and seemingly still in a state of denial just simply blurted out: “Please don’t pray for Charlie! He is now in God’s embrace. But pray for me. Pray for all of us”. Yes, indeed the departed is forever freed from the foibles of earthly life. It is us, who are still around, who need God’s graces to one day also peacefully and depart in dignity -- the way Charlie and many countless others did!

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spewing out anger or revealing secrets. The United States has condemned “ugly and disrespectful” racist comments directed at President Barack Obama by North Korea’s official KNCA dispatch published last week - not long after Obama’s visit to South Korea - stood out for its use of highly inflammatory and abusive racist language. “He looks like an African monkey with a black face ... and protruding, hairy ears.” Four people were interviewed in total and all their comments were similar in their racist nature, which one referring to Obama as “sub-animal”! One example out of many! Proverbs 16:18-24 says: “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth...!” +++ Email me: doringklaus@ or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit or tune in to my radio show “Classics with Klaus Doring”, Sundays from 9 to 11 AM and 7 to 9 PM on 104.3 FM Edge Radio Davao or via www.myradiostream. com/edgedavao.


from page 1 Power Company (DLPC) in a statement said there were no rotating power interruptions during off-peak hours (12 midnight to 8am) from May 8 to 10. This was due to the increased power supply allocation from National Power Corporation as one unit of the Steag coal plant was successfully put back online, adding 105 megawatts to the grid, the statement said. DLPC also maximized other available power supply, such as those from Hedcor Sibulan and Talomo Hydropower plants and TMI and Bajada Power plants. DLPC attributed the changing power interruption schedules to deteriorating power supply and its “very volatile behavior.” The statement said they update their information once it becomes available. The power utility also responded to the negative reactions posted by netizens regarding President Benigno S. Aquino III’s statement that Mindanao power consumers needed to “pay a little more”. “This phrase does not refer to the distribution charge (the cost which goes to Davao Light),” DLPC said. The utility said the investment into an expensive energy source such as the ones being used by Luzon and Visayas would increase the generation charge. “But the good news is, yes there will be additional power supply in Mindanao, no more

Republic of the Philippines Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar Province of Bukidnon Maramag, Bukidnon April 04, 2014 PUBLICATION OF THE PETITION In compliance with Rule of R.A. 9048/ R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that has filed with this office a petition for change of first name/sex/date of birth/month from, Jay Art to Noel, Jr. in the live birth certificate of JAY ART SABADO LACTAOTAO who was born on January 06, 2002 and whose parents are NOEL BALMORES LACTAOTAO and MYRNA DULAY SABADO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than 10 days. (SGD.) CARIDAD I. VILLANUEVA Municipal Civil Registrar

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rotating brownouts but more expensive electricity rates.” DLPC said it was “not in the position to implement this” as it is only a distribution utility, with the government being tasked to invest in alternative energy sources. Distribution charges have to undergo approval by the Energy Regulatory Commission. “Mindanao is experiencing a power crisis, we have insufficient power supply because no additional power plants are coming in until 2015,” it said. “What we need now is a long-term solution for this looming power crisis, which we hope this is what the government is doing right now,” it added. (MindaNews)

Bridge... from page 4

the same amount for hauling. However, the schoolchildren were safer since they no longer cross the river either by foot or by boat to reach their classes. The danger wasn’t over yet until the local government of San Luis availed itself of the Rural Infrastructure (RI) fund under the DA-MRDP2. In terms of agricultural productivity, the new bridge will transform Barangay Nuevo Trabajo into a production base for San Luis town with 220 hectares contiguous area for corn going to Barangay Sta. Ines and Masalang with 700 hectares. Rice area currently cultivated is 20 hectares and potential 3,000 hectares to be opened. Other benefits from the new bridge include: reduced travel time from 25 to 10 minutes from the farm to the market; reduced freight and handling costs of farm products; minimal damages, if any, of goods during hauling; and immediate delivery of newly-harvested farm produce. DA-Caraga Acting Director Edna Mabeza said during the project turnover, “I am touched to see the happiness in the faces of the people here, and I am grateful that you have implemented this project very well as I can see in the quality of the bridge.” AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED AGUSTIN CABARABAN Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased AGUSTIN CABARABAN, who died intestate on March 26, 1962 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Carinugan, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, described as follows: TAX DECLARATION NO. G-215028 Owner: AGUSTIN CABARABAN; Address: #254 Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City; Administrator: c/o QUILINGLING, DANIEL CABARABAN; Location of Property: Carinugan, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; Cdastral Lot No. 2036-C5; Kind: Cornland/Residential; Area: 1,0080 hectares (cornland), 500 square meters (residential), is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED AGUSTIN CABARABAN, made and entered by CENONA CABARABAN MAÑABA, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Sitio Benariohan, Siloo, Malitbog, Bukidnon, the surviving daughter and the sole and the only compulsory heir. As per Doc. No. 22; Page No. 5; Book No. 180; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: MAY 14, 21 & 28, 2014

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Duaw Kagayan 2014

Kagayanons from abroad, especially those permanently living and working in the United States, were treated to a night of dance, music and sumptuous dinner as City Mayor Oscar Moreno and city officials hosted “Barrio Fiesta” on Monday night at the City Tourism Hall as part of the ‘Duaw Kagayan Week’ celebration. The week-long activities kicked off with a mass at the St. Augustine Cathedral, a walking tour at the rehabilitated Gaston Park and visit at the much-improved JR Borja General Hospital. Mayor Moreno created Duaw Kagayan Steering Committee co-chaired by Ms. Dorothy Jean Pabayo of City Tourism Council & Dep’t of Tourism 10 regional director Catalino Chan lll to handle the affairs.(City Information Office)

Cebu Pacific Air joins Incheon Airport’s 2013 Best Airline Service awardees

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) was one of 12 airlines recognized by the Incheon International Airport (IIAC) for its contribution to Incheon Airport’s various achievements, including its 9th consecutive ACI Airport Service Quality Award. IIAC Acting President and CEO Hong-Yeol Choi presented CEB with the 2013 Best Airline Service Award in a ceremony held recently. CEB joined 11 other airlines lauded for their major contributions to improving Incheon Airport’s operations and services. Aside from CEB, other airlines awarded were: Jeju Air, Asiana Airlines, Air China, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Emirates Airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore International Air Line, Shenzhen Airlines and Air Macau. According to IIAC, they selected the leading airlines among airlines which have operated regular flights to Incheon Airport for more than two years, and have performance of more than 50,000 passengers per year. “We wholeheartedly con-

gratulate IIAC for a successful 2013, and look forward to developing our Incheon operations further, for the benefit of our passengers,” said CEB VP for Corporate Affairs Jorenz Tañada. CEB flies daily from both Manila and Cebu to Incheon (Seoul). It also operates four weekly flights from both Manila and Cebu to Busan, South Korea’s second largest city. Lowest year-round fares start at P4,599. For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to or call reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)2308888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@cebupaci-

ficair) and Facebook pages. CEB’s 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft. About Cebu Air Inc. (PSE: CEB) Cebu Air Inc. is the largest carrier in the Philippine air transportation industry, offering its low-cost services to more destinations and routes with higher flight frequency within the Philippines than any other airline.

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