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Volume II, No. 128

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November 12, 2013


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Davao City sends 40-man rescue team to Tacloban D

AVAO City–– Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sent a 49-rescue team to severely devastated Tacloban City to help in the search and rescue operations. In a send-off ceremony Sunday dawn, Duterte said that the city could not just sit down doing nothing.

Storm signal 1 raised over 11 of 26 M’nao areas

DAVAO City––After Yolanda, here comes Zoraida. Public storm warning signal number 1 was raised in four more Mindanao provinces as Zoraida is fast approaching, making a total of ten out of 26 provinces under public storm warning signal number 1, particularly in Caraga and Davao regions. Tropical depression Zoraida was spotted 830 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur, as of 10 a.m. Monday, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph See AREAS/p.11

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Disaster councils in Agsur, Sursur get ready for ‘Zoraida’

Tent town of Bohol survives ‘Yolanda’

By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur—Taking the lessons learned from super typhoon Yolanda, officials in the neighbouring provinces of Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur are not taking chances that they already activated their disaster response teams as early as Monday morning. Around 600 members

of Search and Rescue in Agusan del Sur (SARAS) throughout the province fully equipped with lifeboats and emergency gadgets are on standby at their respective command centers in the 14 towns. “The SARAS teams are ready and the PDRRMC Operation Center renders


By Davao Today

Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. with Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano, and Agriculture Regional Director Lealyn A. Ramos for Northern Mindanao grace the Agri-Machinery Road Show that kicked off November 11––and will run under the 15th of November held at the Marco Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo supplied

inquire at MAX’S RESTAURANT. Robinsons Mall, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Tel. No.: (088) 858-6297 • (08822) 75-6297 • Cell. No.: 0917 7061147

DAVAO City––No casualties from Typhoon Yolanda were reported in Maribojoc, Bohol one of the towns hit hard by the recent earthquake. Storm signal no. 2 was raised on Bohol last Thursday. According to Bagani Evasco, son of Mayor Leoncio Evasco and one of the coordinators in responding to the typhoon, no casualties were reported, including those living in tents as rehabilitation of houses are still underway. Evasco said some residents were evacuated to the municipal hall, marketplaces or schools were rooms were still intact and safe. See yolanda/p.11

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CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City - A contingent of police trainees here were flown Monday afternoon to augment relief,rescue, and retrieval operations in the typhoon-stricken city of Tacloban in the Visayas. Pol. Supt. Michael M. Pareja, spokesperson of the PNP regional command here, said that 181 police officers and trainees were flown to Tacloban Monday

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24-hour duty services effective November 11 until operations are terminated,” said Roberto Natividad, PDRRMC coordinator. Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza has also issued a public warning aired over local radio stations telling residents to be prepared of any eventualities as tropical depression Zoraida is approaching and expected a landfall in neighboring Surigao del Norte. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council in Surigao del Sur was also activated

afternoon on board the military’s C-130 cargo plane. He said that the contingent of police officers and trainees would coordinate with the provincial command in Tacloban for deployment to various areas in Tacloban City where hundreds of residents need help. Pareja said that the PNP regional command in Northern Mindanao believed that sending its troops especially those undergoing police officer training was

the least it could do to assist the people in the Visayas region. He said that the other police officers would likely be sent to Guian, a southeastern town of Samar, battered and flattened by typhoon Yolanda as it landfall Thursday last week. The army’s 4th Infantry Division based at Camp Evangelista in Patag, this city was still validating the importance of sending troops to Tacloban City and other areas in the Visayas

region hardly hit by typhoon Yolando, the world strongest typhoon upon its landfall. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division here, said that the army’s 4thID also planned to send troops including trainees to the Visayas region in coordination with the 3rd Infantry Division based in Cebu City. Signal no. 1 raised as Zoraida moves in Weather officials had raised signal no. 1 in most

yesterday advising operation centers in all towns and cities to be on heightened alert as the province is under Storm Signal No. 1, according to the PAGASA weather station in Hinatuan town. “We are on full alert and we are even waiting further advisory from PAGASA and Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council”, said in a text message by Efren Rivas, provincial administrator in Surigao del sur. The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council in the coastal town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur was even more cautious as they issued a public

advisory to remind residents to prepare their “family emergency pack” including their own food for three meals like rice, water and ready-to-eat food before they will go to identified evacuation centers, said MDRRMC officer Josephine Lapeciros. A report from the Philippine Information Agency in Butuan City, said Ferdinand Barrios, municipal planning and development officer in Hinatuan, has briefed MDRRMC members about the types of storm surge which he said is characterized by a sudden substantial rise of water level when storm is close to the coast. The local disaster council in Hinatuan has also cancelled all fishing activities in the municipal shorelines on Monday afternoon. Another PIA report posted on its Facebook page said Philippine Coast Guard Butuan Station Deputy Commander Randy Galarion have already ordered all small vessels to

seize from sailing across the seas. "We are constantly monitoring the sea ports as well," Galarion said. Tandag City Mayor Roxanne Pimentel has declared a suspension of classes in pre-school, according to a report by Vitchie Bandoy, City Disaster Risk Reduction Managemant Officer. The Butuan City Water District has issued an advisory to consumers that they will expect low water or waterless situation due to a possible incidence of high water turbidity level at the source. “The operation of the infiltration gallery could be temporarily suspended. As such, five pumping stations will be in operation to supply water in the city. We suggest you store water to meet your domestic water needs. We sincerely regret the incovenience. Rest assured that normal water pressure will be restored upon the resumption of the operation of the infiltration gallery,” the advisory said.

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“Unbelievably resilient, long suffering, good natured, uber friendly, loyal, ingenius, and a bunch of survivors(sic)” (a comment posted on CNN’s website on why Filipinos survive calamities year after year –editor’s note). The first two phrases (“unbelievably resilient and long suffering”) can, at some point, be anti-virtues. Why not strive to be able to avert


threats to your existence and have to ability to avoid suffering instead? Isn’t adaptability one of the primary evolutionary advantages of humans? We know we live in the Pacific Rim of Fire so we should expect strong earthquakes. We know that we See INJUSTICE/p.11

Mode of Teaching and Effectivity By ALEXITO L. PANCHO Upper Usogan National Comprehensive High School Purok 1, Bliss D. Fernan, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental

The learning level of the students often results on how they absorb the lessons. Further, the effectivity of the lessons taught to the students highly depends on the ability of the teacher in gaining students attention and on the way she delivers the lessons. It has always been an argument to most on whether which is most effective teaching style: being strict or being a kind teacher. The first design of a teacher is on being nice. Being a nice teacher is synonymous to being approachable, kind and understanding towards weakness of the students. Most of the time, through this teacher attitude, students will be able to approach the teacher without any hesitations going on in his mind. He will also feel free and learn things on his own without any force. There are also downsides if a teacher will treat students as mentioned. One possibility is that students will possibly abuse the kindness of the teachers. They will not possible realize their limitations as well that would prevent effective learning to the students. The second teaching style is being a strict teacher. She is someone who is considered as reserved or unapproachable kind of a person. One of his actions that can determine her as one is that he is overly observant with the rules. She does not show also any attachment to the students which means that she is only doing her work and nothing else. This kind of teacher could surely scare the students. It is possible that they will not be interested in her class. However, this kind of teacher can be also effective at times. According to researches, strict teachers can be effective in her class because students will push beyond their potentials due to the fact that they can’t easily approach the teacher. Teachers can be hated either way, but they could also be loved on how they teach. The important thing is on how to feed and how effective their lessons could be.

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Groups in Surigao City conduct relief drive for ‘Yolanda’ victims SURIGAO City––Various groups here have appealed for donations for victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in the provinces of Leyte and Samar. Local radio stations affiliated with the Kapisanan ng mga Broadcasters Ng Pilipinas (KBP) have been airing Monday morning calls for help to the typhoon victims. In Tacloban City, Leyte, typhoon victims, media reports said, have resorted to

looting stores due to lack of medicine, water and food to eat. Jun Galleon, station manager of RPN-DXKS and an official of KBP-Surigao Chapter, said they have been receiving goods and cash donations from generous individuals in the city. He said that REACTSurigao and KBP-Surigao have jointly launched “Operation Tabang para sa mga Typhoon Yolanda Victims.”

Galleon said the cash they will receive would be used to buy more goods. A donor who requested anonymity gave P20,000 cash Monday for the typhoon victims, he said. Rice, drinking water, medicines, noodles, canned goods or clothes can be dropped anytime at our office located in Capitol corner Rizal Streets, Galleon said. (Roel N. Catoto/ MindaNews)

South Cotabato eyes to eradicate malaria in 3 years

GENERAL Santos City–– Health authorities in South Cotabato province are targeting to totally eradicate malaria, a mosquito-borne disease, within the next three years. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said they have intensified their

surveillance and control activities for malaria in areas where it had been noted to be prevalent to prevent the emergence of new cases. He said that since January last year, the IPHO has not recorded a single case of malaria in any part of the province’s 10 towns and the capital Koronadal City. “We’re hoping to main-

tain our clean record until the end of the year and sustain it in 2014, 2015 and 2016 so we can be declared as malaria-free by 2017,” he said. A report released by the Department of Health (DOH) Region 12’s Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) showed See YEARS/p.11

Turning classrooms to home By ALEXITO L. PANCHO Upper Usogan National Comprehensive High School Purok 1, Bliss D. Fernan, Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental

Each student considers her school as her second home where he can find comfort, care and love. As a teacher, one has the responsibility to make the school, specifically classrooms as comfortable as possible. Classrooms serve as students’ residence more than eight hours a day. Honestly speaking, children stay in it longer than they spend at home. Further, it is very important that they could also feel home atmosphere in it. In various elementary schools, one of the strategies school administration used in turning classrooms

into classhomes is making the looks of the classroom look like an ordinary house. Some even put kitchen, living room, dining room and bedrooms in the classrooms. The first part that affects the emotions of children is how and what they have seen in their own two eyes. Similarly, the appearance of their classroom affects much on how they view it as their home. On how the teacher also cares for her students is another factor on making the classroom as a home. She should also extend her love to the students as what a father do. Teaching without

love for the students is like a human body without soul, it is nothing. A teacher should also be someone whom one can turn to like a mother. Being an understanding teacher is someone who don’t just make the students understand her lesson but as well someone one who can make her students understand something he don’t understand. Young generation is often emotional, which would also affect the levels of their learning. Therefore, it is not only their mind or body that would also be educated but as well their emotional aspects.

The Benefits of Hosting Division Athletic Meet By Daisy C. Uayan-School Principal 1, Merangeran Elementary School

The Municipality of Quezon took pride of hosting the DepEd- Bukidnon Division Athletic Meet for two consecutive years ( September 2012 and September 2013). The mayor, Hon. Gregorio Lloren Gue signified his intention to the School Division Superintendent , Dr. Ingrid G. Racoma, Ph.D., CESO V of hosting this big event because he knew it would benefit the host barangays even if LGU spent huge amount for Quezon delegation and for the necessary expenses of being the host municipality. Aside from this budget, the LGU also spent for the improvement of billeting schools by repairing the electrical wirings of the classrooms and providing

water system. The Salawagan Sports Oval was also improved. Mayor Gue said,that hosting Division Athletic Meet increased the income of local businessmen and promoted Quezon tourism since it was participated by 20 municipalities of Bukidnon. He offered the municipal operated LowanLowan Natural Spring and Swimming Resort free to the athletes and coaches who wanted to indulge swimming and diving with its cool and fresh water. In addition, the school children were able to showcase their talents in their field demonstration during the opening program. Quezon Team played in the home court thus it can participate in all events without spending

much for the transportation. Aside from the rigid training of athletes, playing in the home court is an advantage to getting the trophy of being the Over -all champion during 2012 and 2013 Division Athletic Meet. The success of hosting the Division Athletic Meet was made possible because of the strong support of the municipal officials spearheaded by Mayor Gue and of course with Mr. Nilo F. Dumapias, District Supervisor of Quezon 11 ( recently reassigned in Maramag 1) and Dr. Lydia B. Juban, the district in-charge of Quezon 1 (recently reassigned in Quezon 11) and all the school administrators in Quezon. KUDOS TO ALL OF YOU

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Amante readied early for super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ By DIANAH GENERALAO Contributor

BUTUAN City––Call it luck, but the typhoon that had brought fear and panic to the Butuanons barely made a significant impact here aside from scattered light to moderate rains that didn’t even last until noon on that fateful day of November 8, 2013. There were no reports of agricultural damage and no recorded cases of casualties. What was of immediate concern, when the fury of Supertyphoon “Yolanda’’ spared Mindanao, was that the distribution of relief goods to evacuees, housed in the different evacuation centers here, was systematized and orderly. The only problem was the muddy roads going to the areas of concern. This bustling city, north of Mindanao, certainly wasn’t unprepared for the “world’s strongest typhoon.” As early as two days

BUTUAN CITY GOVERNMENT DISTRIBUTES RELIEF GOODS TO FLOOD VICTIMS. As Supertyphoon “Yolanda” lashes Central Visayas on November 8, 2013, Butuan City employees distribute relief goods to flood victims. Some 974 families in flood-hit areas were earlier transferred to 21 evacuation centers around the city. Photos contributed by Dianah Generalao before the dreaded supertyphoon was expected to enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), specifically in the eastern part of Mindanao, City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. had already ironed out safety measures for his constituents including discussing

with personnel of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office about strategic plans and worstcase scenarios as well as ordering the activation of the Disaster Risk Reduction Committees in all 86 barangays here. Earlier, Mayor Amante

signed Proclamation No. 4, s. 2013 suspending classes at all levels in both public and private educational institutions from Nov. 7-8, 2013., As the typhoon came closer and the weather became worse, Mayor Amante also declared the suspension of work in all government

and private offices, including banks on November 8, 2013. The city chief executive also instructed his Office’s Public Information Division to send out frequent and regular text blasts on typhoon updates and advisories to constituents via

its InfoBoard System with Smart Communications, Inc. At around 5PM on Nov. 07, 2013, just 12 hours before “Yolanda” smashed into the country, Mayor Amante instructed city employees, the Butuan City Police See typhoon/p.7

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OROQUIETA CITY – Ms. Allan Marie Agot representing the Municipality of Aloran under the leadership of Mayor Jimmy Regalado and sponsored by the Misamis Occidental DepED Schools Division reign over 17 lovely candidates as the crowned Mutya ng Misamis Occidental 2013 on its 84th Founding Anniversary and the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Festival. With a jam pack crowd not only because of ABS-CBN Artist Sam Milby who come and serenaded the beauties of Misamis Occidental, but with the help and support of every Misamisnons, the Oroquieta City ABC Gymnasium where the Search for the Mutya Ng Misamis Occidental was held, people from all walks of life come to witness the search. As the new Mutya ng Misamis Occidental, Ms. Al- Sam Milby lan Marie Agot also awarded Attire and Best in Subanen as the Best in Production Costume and the crown of Number, Best in Production the evening after answering

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the question wittingly. The beauty and brain search this year has been dubbed as the best for its stage design, production number and even the technical direction and cinematic photography of Digital Dreams and Television who gave the award as Ms. Telegenic to candidate No. 3 (Ms. Pure Eve Recamadas of Ozamis City and DepED Ozamis City Schools Division) and eventually landed as the night 1st Runner-Up and Ms. Congeniality. The Top Five Finalist were: Ms. Agot crowned as Mutya ng Misamis Occidental, Ms. Recamadas as the 1st Runner-Up and Ms. Lucille Mae Sombrio of the municipality of Pana-on and sponsored by DPWH landed as 2nd Runner-Up, while Ms. Isabel Maria Acope of the municipality of Jimenez and under the auspices of the Sangguniang Kabataan Fed-

Ms. Lucille Marie Agot Of Aloran and DepED MisOcc with her court after winning the crown for Mutya ng Misamis Occidental on its 84th Founding Anniversary and the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Festival. photo by mae patrecio eduque

eration of Misamis Occidental under the Office of the Idol ng Kabataan Ex-Officio Board Member Sancho Fernando Oaminal as the Mutya’s 3rd Runner Up. Ms. Talent and Best in Swimwear Attire, Ms. Mary Joy Delmo landed as the

4th Pasungko Sig MisOcc: It’s a WOW! By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

OROQUIETA CITY – “It is not merely more fun in Misamis Occidental but it is ultimately WOW Misamis Occidental”, said Provincial Tourism Chair Gerard Hilarion Ramiro, after a jam pack audience of the newly build Main Grandstand of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Activity Center (MOPAC) that witnessed the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Street dancing and ritual showdown competition on Sunday brings Misamis Occidental at its best. Ended with a fantastic fireworks and pyrotechnics, people from the 14 towns and 3 cities of Ozamis, Tangub and Oroquieta who come to witness the Festival of all Festivals of the province was a huge success. Per for mers in Re d, Black, and Yellow colored combination bring back the culture of excellent performance of original

and ethnic dance steps, movements and music based on the province “Lumads”, the Subanen of Misamis Occidental. With the beat of Gongs, bamboo drums, and Subanen wind instrument, and other improvised musicality made the performances more exciting to watch as every performer gracefully move their bodies with colorful ethnic designed backdrops. As part of the criteria, the performers from each of the municipalities and cities chooses their best original myths and stories of their Subanen brothers and sisters to show the culture and with judges technical know how’s, Rituals and Street dancing performances were performed to its best and eventually this make the judges ponder to who will be the winner of the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Festival. “Firstly, it is for compliance for the festivities, and

this year we have realized that Pasungko Sig’ which means thanksgiving to the Most High or the Subanen way of saying Thanks to their “Magbabaya” for good harvest, cured sickness, and a bountiful life…this we have to acknowledge and practice in a way that our forefathers will be happy” said Mayor Agnes Villanueva whose group was declared the Champion of this years‘ Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc. LGU- Calamba brings the bacon home in the amount of 100-Thousand Pesos as grand prize and a trophy plus awarded the B est in Props with another 10-T cash prize and a trophy, while the second Place goes to the

Municipality of Plaridel with a cash Prize of 50-T and garnered the Best in Costume with a prize of another 10-T and trophy. The third Placer of the 4th Pasungko Sig’ Mis Occ, the municipality of Sapang Dalaga brings home two minor awards worth P20T and trophies, the Best in Street Dancing and the Best in Musicality and the 35-T prize and a trophy. Meanwhile, Ms. Nina Pang-an of Ozamis City got the P5-T prize and a sash declaring her the Festival Queen of the 4th Pasungko Sig’ Mis Occ Festival 2013. It is indeed fantastic fabulous, and exciting, it is not only fun in Misamis Occidental but it is a WOW Misamis Occidental.

Mutya 4th Runner-Up. The Search Board of Judges includes, Ms. World-Philippines 2012, Ms. April Love Jordan, Mr. Danny Capistrano of Capistrano Saloon of Manila ,to name a few. Meanwhile Mayor Jimmy Regalado of the municipality

of Aloran and DepED Misamis Occidental Schools Division Superintendent Jonathan dela Pena give thanks to all who supported and prayed for Ms. Agot to win as the loveliest candidate for the Mutya ng Misamis Occidental 2013.

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Aquino commits ‘faux pas’ in Leyte IT was embarrassing for a President to distribute only bottled waters to dying and hungry residents in Tacloban City after typhoon Yolanda killed thousands of people there. President Benigno Aquino has figured himself as a weak leader who could only extend a bottle of water to people in dire need of food, shelter, and medical attention in times of a major disaster. Cris Diaz Appearing in major television networks while distributing bottled waters with grinning faces, Aquino has lost the respect of millions of people watching the news at that time. No doubt, Aquino’s trust rating would nosedive to negative zero in the coming days. Whoever organized that Presidential visit in Tacloban deserves the axe. Aquino should have appeared in television with confidence and depicted himself as a strong leader that the people could lean on in times of hardship. As Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Aquino should have appeared on television news with a backdrop of a squadron of helicopters - full of relief goods accompanied by medical personnel. He should have immediately ordered the setting up of a temporary relief operations headquarters near where the presidential chopper landed at Tacloban. A company of military engineers who immediately work to clear and restore infrastructures in the city should have accompanied Aquino. The President should have also ordered the establishment of temporary security forces in the area for deployment to secure the city and the residents. Instead, millions watched the grinning Aquino distributing bottled waters while being flanked with useless members of the presidential entourage. What were those people tagging along with President Aquino doing? While Aquino made the rounds, the television cameras fanned on the rubbles of concrete buildings

that turned the urban center into debris of flattened tin and houses that crumble like game cards. No wonder, the “Warays” (native Taclobanons) shooed Aquino away. On the other hand, the Aquino government exposed its lousiness in responding to disasters that could threaten national security. We could not imagine that it would take the government more than 24 hours to deploy relief and rescue operations in areas devastated by Typhoon Yolanda. The inadequacy of communication – an argument used by the government as a pretext for its sloppiness to launch quick response – is inadmissible. The President, being the Commander-in-Chief of the AFP, has the authority to deploy forces and tap all the resources of the AFP to the maximum in times of emergency. He could have ordered the deployment of high flying reconnaissance mission (moments after Yolanda left) that has the ability to send situation reports to the Office of the President at any given time. By then, Aquino could order a rapid deployment of forces to devastated areas for relief, rescue, security, and retrieval mission before the non-government organizations could. Instead, the Department of Health sent a “save our soul” message to the World Health Organization (WHO) for assistance. The DOH was doing its job but its personnel should have been ordered to mobilize immediately for deployment in hard hit areas while waiting for help from other countries. Aquino could have done this himself by instructing the DOH to coordinate with the AFP medical corps for additional health personnel. Well, we always want to learn lessons but we never have the common sense to act with promptness. President Aquino is not an exception to this observation. On the other hand, our government officials had their hands full of corruption and anomaly the year round. Sigh… •• [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React:

Creation of Department of Homeland and Security for the Philippines

THE Philippine government should now seriously look at establishing a new department which will be tasked to prepare, coordinate react and respond to national emergencies such the recent tragedies like TS Sendong, Typhoon Pablo and Yolanda, as well as deal with the humanitarian aspect of man-made disasters related to internal conf licts such as the recent Zamboanga siege. Indeed, we have made advances in disaster risk reduction and monitoring such as the obvious success of Pagasa DOST in

n We cannot blame how our leaders react in frustration over the lack of communications, coordination and response after Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayas, the tragedy is simply overwhelming. Project Noah in tracking and monitoring of weather and related climatic cha nges a s wel l a s t he increased public awareness of impending weather disturbances through traditional and social media. What is severely lacking now is an agency or institution in government which will coordinate all resources of government in dealing with pre and post

From the mail disaster response. Let us not depend on the current system where we have to wait for mobilization and funding to come from the Executive Branch. We cannot blame how our leaders react in frustration over the lack of communications, coordination and response after

Super Typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Visayas, the tragedy is simply overwhelming. In light of this, may we strongly suggest to the Lower House and the Senate to redirect their focus on creating a Department of Homeland Security or a body similar to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) of the United States which will have t he ma nd ate a nd funding to address the issue once and for all?

Elpidio M. Paras Cagayan de Oro City

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A review on happiness How many times in your life have you wished for something with the thought that once you have it you will be ultimately happy? Too many times perhaps. We often desire for something yet when we have it we seem to want more. We go through an endless process of searching for wealth, prestige, career, fame, cars, gadgets, and anything mostly tangible with the hope that it would satisfy our quest for joy. This made me ponder, is happiness dependent on getting what we want? Sur veys have shown that many people who have achieved fame in their careers are oftentimes unhappy. After the cheers have died down, party comes to a deafening silence, and having cherished the glory of accomplishment, too often we seem to feel empty amidst victory. This dejected experience have haunted many successful personalities which have resulted to alcoholism, drug addiction and even suicide. There seem to be patterns of this behavior which is evident in some distinguished celebrities. It may be coincidence yet with the documented stories of popular personalities, it cannot be denied that many succumb to such debilitating depression. Happiness is not a rocket science project nor it is an alien component hidden in Area 51, it’s a very

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Office and the Army to start packing relief goods. He met with the Office of Civil Defense Regional Director Liza Maso, Philippine Information Agency 13 Director Abner Caga, PAGASA and Project Noah representatives for a brief discussion and to better prepare for the superstorm. PAGASA made it clear that “Yolanda” packed 250 kilometers per hour winds upon landfall. Hearing this straight from the experts themselves, Mayor Amante decided to conduct Forced Evacuation Operations (FOEs) in the barangays along the Agusan River and coastal areas. With the assistance of the Army and the Butuan Search and Rescue Team, the city mayor went to the different riskprone areas and urged the residents to evacuate and transfer to safer grounds. A little after midnight and with less than three hours before Yolanda’s landfall, Mayor Amante proceeded to the Operations Center and gave last minute instruction to City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office OIC Ms. Gracia Espere to keep the Operations Center open 24/7 with or without the

Rubrics of life Erwin L. Pepino simple force of life within us that resonates through our words, thoughts, and actions. It is highly achievable if we only take time to focus on it. Children are best exemplars of happiness, as they often play to enjoy, laugh zestfully on little things, and live life in the present. Let us be like children and sow the seeds of gladness. Here are key points which may aid us to review on the major steps that brings light upon pitch-black disposition. Firstly, evaluate your dominant thoughts. Are you more of a worrier and pessimist or a joyful soul which I simply call PMAer referring to Positive Mental Attitude Practitioner. Obviously, becoming the latter is much better for it brings about fulfillment and meaning in life. The challenge then is how to be consciously mindful that we are drawn to positivity rather than negativity. More often, the drama of being pitied and the need for attention leaves us to romanticize negativity by adhering to victim mentality. Too much exposure to soap operas may have

prompted some to embrace this mediocre mindset and has restrained them from empowering themselves. It’s time to be vigilant on our dominant thoughts and be sentinels at the gateway of our minds that only happy and productive impulses be permitted. Once we feel that we are becoming despondent and irritable, we should consciously divert our attention to something worthwhile such as reading motivational books, listening to inspirational speakers, watching a comedy movie, party with friends, have a vacation, or just anything that gets the funk out except drugs and too much alcohol. It may take time for us to obliterate negative thinking but we should not stop from appreciating the beauty of life and consistently focus only on the benefits that comes from any circumstances whether good or bad. Secondly, doing what we love is one primary source of happiness. The passion that comes with exemplifying what we truly like to do is priceless. Many are imprisoned by overwhelming unhappiness because

possibility of a calamity coming. When “Yolanda” finally made landfall over Guiuan, Eastern Samar on Nov. 8, 2013, Butuan was more than prepared. Families from critical areas were already sheltered and safe in evacuation centers, relief goods were ready, constituents were kept constantly informed about the situation, rivers were constantly monitored for possible overflowing, rescue teams were up and ready. Mayor Amante was awake and in-charge of his people. Perhaps, it can be said that Butuan is one lucky city after being spared by “Yolanda.” “Sendong” and “Pablo”, didn’t mess with us big time. Neither did the“world’s strongest typhoon, ‘Yolanda’”. We are fortunate to be spared more than once, lucky to have great leaders around here, and blessed to be Butuanons that we are. (Maria Luisa Dianah Z. Generalao/CMO-PIO)

Administration (PAGASA) said Monday. Hana Salvador, of the PAG-ASA in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, said that tropical depression Zoraida is expected to landfall in Surigao del Norte on Tuesday afternoon. She said that it was signal no. 1 for Surigao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Agusan del Norte, Bukidnon, Camiguin, and Misamis Oriental as of Monday afternoon. Salvador advised people in flood prone and landslide areas in Eastern and Northern, and Southeastern Mindanao areas to take precautionary measures since tropical depression Zoraida would be bringing in heavy rains. “It is also no longer safe for sea travel –both big and small boats – especially fishing boats,” Salvador said. She said that Zoraida would be peaking at a maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour with rainfall at more than 5 millimeter per hour. Some public schools in Cagayan de Oro City has already announced that there would be no classes on Tuesday. All sea travel in Mindanao suspended Philippine Coastguard here has suspended all sea

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parts in Northern and Eastern Mindanao Monday afternoon as typhoon Zoraida moves in, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services

they compel themselves to do things which they are not passionate about. It’s time to liberate ourselves from the dictates of others and pursue what our heart desires. It’s time to give out and be kind. Do what is meaningful to you and feel lasting bliss and ethereal pleasure. Lastly, be aware of today for it’s our only moment. Nobody can move forward and live in the past nor can anybody cherish the future which has not actually happened yet. Most of our lives are spent on anticipating on what will come and what has passed. We missed the opportunity to be happy as we often equate happiness to arriving at a destination and not in the present moment. We often light our bulb of happiness only if we accomplish something like …”I will be happy when I get a promotion, build my dream house, buy a BMW”,..not realizing that the finer unglorified events like playing with children, counseling a friend, giving aid to the distressed, having dinner with family and more, actually exude real and meaningful joys in life. An account of Psychiatrist Irvin Yalom of terminally ill cancer patients from the book “Happier” by Tal Ben Sha-har PhD, clearly illustrates the essence of realizing happiness as he wrote these poignant words; “An open confrontation

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What should we do after Haiyan? tims into beggars. If all the authorities plan on doing is to conduct relief operations, we will soon have squatters all over the affected islands of Bohol, Cebu and Leyte. Since the central government is low on vision and planning, let’s light the path for them (and pray that they may have the humility to listen instead of walking out). Simultaneous with relief operations, let’s restore power, water and phone lines by creative means. We can fly in alternative energy sources and place call centers (as in, an area with functioning phones offering free calls). All communication lines must be restored and kept open not only for the victims, but also for those conducting rehabilitation missions. Employ thousands of unemployed nurses, utility men and underemployed professionals from all over the country and deploy them to the disaster-hit areas to conduct search-and-rescue missions. Let’s not ask for volunteers. Let’s employ the

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Days before typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in local news) made landfall, the entire Philippines was already alerted by local and international weather stations. We knew ahead of time that Haiyan will take many lives, ruin many buildings, flood many roads, uproot many trees and place many of our kababayans on square one. Square one is where everything and everyone has to start from scratch. Square one is the land before airports, houses, and cell sites were built. Square one is where all you have is the landscape and thousands of survivors. Square one where Haiyan left many of us. The question is, how do we rebuild? What’s the plan? I asked this question to our authorities, and once again, the central government has stonewalled on its answer. Silence. Hesitation. Unpreparedness. What authorities are proud of are the relief operations. I do not mean to trivialize relief operations, but, when they are not coupled by any rehabilitation efforts, relief operations transform vic-

travel as the weather bureau raised storm signal no. 1 in the north and northeastern Mindanao provinces effective Monday afternoon. Lt. Cmdr. Eleazer Dalnay, of the Philippine Coastguard here, said that coastguard authorities would automatically issue an order to suspend all sea travel the moment the government

weather bureau raised storm signals. He said that the coastguard would not take chances. “The suspension or cancellation of all sea travel in times of storms is a precautionary measure to avoid accidents to happen in the seas,” Dalnay added. He said that the PAGASA reported that the

tropical depression Zoraida would landfall in Surigao del Norte Tuesday afternoon . Dalnay said that the coastguard will lift the suspension or cancellation of sea travel order once the weather officials would announce that it is already safe to travel from the sea. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Ed. Mindanao Daily News

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A M B OA N G A SIBUGAY – Gunmen stormed a branch of the courier firm LBC in downtown Ipi l in Z amb o anga Sibugay province and carted some P380,000 in cash, police said.

Police said the firm was about to close when three gunmen barged and announced the robbery. It said the assailants threatened to shoot Jemiliza Agasita, the cash custodian, is she will not surrender the money. “One of the suspects proceeded to the location of the deposited box and took away all the money inside and then threaten the cash custodian to be killed if she won’t give the money, thus, she gave the money for fear of being killed. The suspects hurriedly left the area,” police report said. The gunmen escaped on a motorcycle after the heist. Police investigators said the firm’s security camera failed to record the heist because it was turned off for a still unknown reason.

Just last month, two armed men robbed also robbed another LBC branch in Buug town in Zamboanga Sibugay and escaped with over P180,000 in loot. The employees were about to close their shop when two gunmen barged and declared the robbery.

The assailants fled on a motorcycle after the heist. The cargo forwarder was manned by only three employees - Rutcher Pagayon, Allen Capas and Palen Banseloy – when the gunmen barged and forced them to open the vault. (Mindanao Examiner)

Philippine Army sets entrance examination in Region 9 By CHARNYL S. ALBARRACIN

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is inviting interested and qualified individuals to join the Philippine Army (PA) as it announced the

schedules for the conduct of the PA Aptitude Test Battery (PAATAB) in the region. First Infantry Division commander, Brig. Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad, said

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the hiring of new personnel, either as enlisted personnel and officers, is in line with the PA Recruitment Plan 2013. Trinidad said the PAATAB is for Candidate Soldier, PA Officer, and PA Officer Preparatory Course. Trinidad said the PAATAB will be conducted at the headquarters of the 1st Infantry Division in Pulacan, Labangan town in this province and in other areas that fall part of the division’s area of responsibility. The schedules and venues of the PAATAB are as follows: Nov. 7, Iligan City; Nov. 9 and 10, Pulacan, Labangan; Nov. 12 and 13, Zamboanga City; Nov. 14, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay; Nov. 16 and 17, Dipolog City; and Nov. 8 in Ozamis City. Trinidad said the applicants must be unmarried Filipino citizen; physically and mentally fit; has no pending case in any court; and has a minimum height of five feet. Specifically, Trinidad said the applicants for the Candidate Soldier must be 18 to 26 years old and at least a high school graduate with skills; while applicants for PA Officers must be 21 to 24 years old and a graduate of any four-year college course. On the other hand, applicants for the PA Preparatory Course must be between 21 to 31 years old, graduate of Military Science-43 (MS-43) or advance Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) and a graduate of any four-year college course. Trinidad advised the applicants to bring their National Statistics Office (NSO)-certified birth certificates, Form 137 or report card for high school graduates; transcript of records in the case of college graduates; and a valid identification card on the day of the exam. The PAATAB will be administered by the Army Personnel Management Center. Interested applicants may contact Corporal Major Taqueban at +63926-370-52-03 and Technical Sergeant Cinches at +63926-46746-44 for more information and details. (PNA)

New Westmincom chief puts premium in peace process ZAMBOANGA CITY - Newlyinstalled Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) chief Lt. Gen. Rustico Guerrero said he is putting premium in the peace process, saying it is the "best option" to end armed conflict here in Mindanao. Guerrero assumed the post as commander of Westmincom after Lt. Gen. Rey Ardo retired from the military service on Saturday. "We will review on the ongoing campaign that would be putting more emphasis on the peace process," Guerrero told reporters here. "The peace process is a priority," Guerrero added aside from enhancing its security setup and improving the contingency planning. Guerrero's assumption came as the residents here are reeling from the devastations brought by the attack of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels that led to the 20-day standoff, killing more than 200 individuals, and displacing 120,000 people last month. The attack also led to question military capabilities in protecting Zamboanga City as its host city. "The recent crisis brought about by the rogue MNLF attack in Zamboanga City was a test of Westmincom's readiness," he said. Guerrero said taking over as the commander of Westmincom is "a big challenge" for him. "Almost all threat groups are here. I have to seek the help of the stakeholders, including the media, so that we will be able to accomplish a significant improvement on peace and order," he said. Aside from the presence of Moro rebels, the areas within the Westminmom's responsibilities included armed groups such as Abu Sayyaf, Jemaah Islamiyah, kidnap-for-ransom gangs, New People's Army (NPA) rebels, and recently the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighter--a splinter group of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). At least more than half of the land area in Mindanao--from the southernmost island province of

Tawi-Tawi to Maguindanao in Central Mindanao--are within the Westmincom's area of responsibilities. Guerrero is not new in these areas as he once served as the brigade commander in Sulu, where he battled Abu Sayyaf, and kidnap-for-ransom gangs, prior to his appointment as commandant of the Philippine Marines, and commander of the Western Command, which oversaw the security in West Philippine Sea. At present, armed men in the province of Sulu are still holding numbers of hostages, including two European bird watchers, who were abducted in 2012, and two moviemakers. Although, the main military objective is to use its forces in addressing security threats, Guerrero emphasized that putting more importance in the peace process is the ideal solution. "I'm very sure that through dialogue we will be able to settle all these issues. I don't think the violent way of settling things is the best option, it's always the peaceful dialogue, interagency, stakeholders cooperation will be the best path towards peace," he said. As a way to push for a peaceful resolution to the conflict in Mindanao, he said there is a need to enhance the "interagency collaboration especially the local government units and civil society and non-government organizations." "The peace efforts is one of the most awaited activity which we hope will bring in destined peace. All of us here at Westmincom must ensure that the peace mechanism works and it is adhering by all our personnel," he said referring to the southern peace process between government and the Moro fronts. "While pursuing this, let's not forget our competency in war fighting and our readiness performance as the need arises," he pointed out. "Together with the peace rallying people of Mindanao let us stay vigilant and weary of spoilers who will ruin the way to peace," he said. (PNA)

Govt Peace Panel Chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer and Natl Comm. on Muslim Filipinos Sec. Mehol Sadain met with Zamboanga City media to discuss some issues on the ongoing peace talks with the MILF. (MVC/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

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2 North Cotabato extension workers win nat'l awards on corn production K IDAPAWAN CITY -- North Cotabato is again making waves in the Department of Agriculture (DA) national contest with two agricultural extension workers from the province winning two awards, officials said Monday.

Agricultural Extension Workers (AEW) Delina Abellanida and Rosario Ibesate of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist of

Midsayap, Cotabato were among those awarded as Outstanding AEWs in the 1st National Corn Quality Achievers Award held at

Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City over the weekend. They were among the 71 national awardees from different provinces and were the only AEWs from SOCCSKSARGEN region to receive the award. SOCCSKSARGEN is an acronym for the provinces of South Cotabato, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and Sarangani and the cities of Tacurong, Cotabato, Kidapawan, Koronadal and

Gen. Santos. The awarding was held simultaneously with the 9th Philippine National Corn Congress where a hundred corn sector representatives have participated. Abellanida and Ibesate were also chosen as outstanding AEWs in the provincial category along with other awardees from Pangasinan, Isabela, Occidental Mindoro, Misamis Oriental and Agusan del

Norte. North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Mendoza lauded the two AEWs for sharing their knowledge not only in Midsayap but the entire province as well. Being highly agricultural province, North Cotabato had been recipients of various DA national awards. During the same event, 24 corn product program coordinators were also awarded with Quality Corn

Achievers Award. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala conferred the awards in the form of medals, plaques and certifications. The National C orn Quality Achievers Award was launched by the DA to recognize exceptional local governments, agricultural offices and extension workers to push the development of corn industry in the country. (PNA)

Philhealth simplifies Armed men tried but failed to stop special registration, benefit availment polls in North Cotabato By DANILO E. DOGUILES

PIKIT, North C otabato Despite efforts by armed men to prevent the conduct of special polls in one of the villages here where failure of election was declared last October 28, balloting went on smoothly on Friday, officials said. Captain Antonio Bulao, speaking for the military’s 6th Infantry Division, said armed men believed to be s upp or t e r of on e of t h e c an d i d ate s att e mpt e d t o pre ve nt t he b a l l ot i ng i n B ar ang ay B ago Inge d by setting on fire one of the classrooms of Bago Inged Elementary School around 2:00 a.m. Friday but were put off by civilians and village volunteers. Bago Inged Chair Latip Cudales told the Pikit PNP that armed men were seen around the school grounds and immediately left after pouring gasoline and setting on fire one of the 10-classroom elementary school. Special elections went on smoothly Friday in the villages of Bago Inged, Gocot an, B a long, B arong is, Balongis, Balabac, Bulol,

Ta l it ay, R aj amu d a , B u a lan, Buliok, and Lagundi, all river side barangays of Pikit and considered areas of immediate concern by the police. Ab out 1 5 0 p o l i c e m e n from PNP-Regional Office No. 12, are serving as board election tellers in the special polls. Lawyer Duque Kadatuan, North Cotabato election supervisor, said the balloting has been on going smoothly w it h “e n ou g h A r my an d police personnel” ser ving as peacekeepers. Kadatuan said after the voting closes at 3:00 p.m., e l e c t i on d o c u m e nt s an d ballot boxes will be brought to Pikit Central Elementary School for the counting and canvassing and eventually the proclamation of winners. Failure of election was declared in Pikit’s 12 villages after public school teachers declined to serve on October 28 due to security reasons. Kadatuan said the honoraria intended for the teachers will instead be given to the policemen who acted as BETs. (PNA)

KORONADAL CIT Y, South Cotabato -- Pursuant to the new Implementing Rules and Regulations of RA 10606, otherwise known as the National Health Insurance Act of 2013, the Philhealth has simplified its membership registration and benefit availment process. A press release from Philhealth 12, indicated that per Office Order No. 112 series of 2013, PhilHealth members and/ or dependents could avail of their PhilHealth benefits upon paying premium contributions for at least three months within six months prior to the first day of availment or upon paying in full the required premium for the calendar year. Provided that, it continues, the member is not currently subject to legal penalty of suspension as provided for in Section 44 of the Act and has paid the premium with sufficient regularity. Philhealth may issue other requirements for entitlement to benefits as it deems appropriate. Israel Francis A. Pargas, OICOffice of the Vice President for Corporate Affairs Group announced in the program “Sagot Ka Ng PhilHealth” that members admitted with missed payments are only required to settle the unpaid periods until December of the current year to avail of their benefits.


CIVIL - CASE NO. 2013-147

DENNIS CARLO C. LINCUNA AND MARICEL SACO ALCANTARA, Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------/

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City LUZVILLA M. DURATO-SUAREZ, Petitioner,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-131

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FOR: Judicial Decree of Divorce.

GERMAN S. SUAREZ. Respondent x----------------------------------------------------/

ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on November 8, 2010 at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Esperanza, Agusan del Norte and Prk. 9A Santolan Road, Bayug, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for almost three (3) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 8, 2010 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 a m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 30th of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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For example, he said, a member admitted on October 10, 2013 but has paid only P450 for January-March shall only pay P1,350 for April-December 2013 to avail of PhilHealth benefits. Those separated from employment are required to immediately amend their membership category to Informal Economy (formerly Individually Paying Program) and settle the required contribution from the month after their last payment until December of the current year. Example, an employee separated from work on March 31, 2013 and admitted October 30, 2013 has to amend his/her membership status from Formal Economy to Informal Economy and pay only Php1,350 covering April-December 2013 to avail of benefits. Newly hired employees with less than three months contribution prior to the day of admission are only required to settle the premium based on the prescribed annual premium schedule for the Informal Economy. Thus, an employee hired on August 18, 2013 with premium contribution of P175 for two months (granting that P87.50 is deducted for his/her monthly premium plus the P87.50 employer counterpart) was confined October 10, 2013, is required to settle only P150 for each of the

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: GERMAN S.SUAREZ Feling 5, Mangagoy, Bislig Surigao del Sur

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sharia Judicial District Iligan City THELMA LUNA MELENDEZ- GALOPE, Petitioner, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-146 - Versus FOR: Judicial approval of the registered Divorce dated October 15, 2012. MARIO R. GALOPE Respondent, x------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on October 17, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ in a newspaper of general circulation in this City, once a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner and respondent are Muslims and husband and wife married civil rites on April 18, 1998 at Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more than nine (9) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter, NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at c/o her counsel residence Atty. Heman R. Tabalba, Tibanga, Hi- way, Iligan City, You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex-parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

10 unpaid months or equivalent to Php1,500. In case a person will be hired on January 5, 2014 and confined on January 30, 2014, he/she will only be required to pay P2,400 for January-December 2014. Those shifting from one membership category to another with missed premium contributions like migrant workers or sponsored to Informal Economy will likewise be eligible to avail of benefits upon paying the applicable premium for one calendar year. A shifter who will be admitted on March 2, 2014, but has not paid since January, for example shall only be required to pay Php2,400. In like manner, a sponsored member whose ID expired December 31, 2013 and was admitted April 2, 2014 shall be required to amend his/her membership category to Informal Economy and pay Php2,400. Any excess payment due to continuous employment will be subjected to prospective application upon separation from employment. On the other hand, those unregistered who will be admitted may enroll and pay one year contribution prior to discharge to avail of PhilHealth benefits (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with HNaanep-Philhealth 12)

Before this court is verified petition for Judicial approval of the registered divorce filed by the petitioner. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the summons was served to the respondent according to the record, respondent filed a responsive pleading by way of a manifestation thereby raising no objection to the petition and even joins with the petitioner in seeking for the resolution of the case favorably. WHEREFORE, premises considered, set the hearing of the case on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 O’clock a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the Northern Mindanao once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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CCT STUDENT BENEFICARIES. These five kids are awardees from the Davao region’s four provinces and Davao City for the Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Pantawid Exemplary Child 2013. The DSWD program gives monthly cash grants of P 1,400 to school children’s family as long as they perform well at school. A total of 192,881 households in Davao Region are beneficiaries. But a report from think-tank IBON Foundation questioned its effectivity in alleviating poverty, as they cited government audit that some P 4 billion of the program remained unliquidated and P 50 million were misspent on non-beneficiaries. photo by Ace R. Morandante

Davao City sends 49-man rescue team to Tacloban DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo Duterte sent a 49-rescue team to severely devastated Tacloban City to help in the search and rescue operations. In a send-off ceremony Sunday dawn, Duterte said that the city could not just sit down doing nothing. He said the city is also setting aside P8-million financial assistance to affected areas.

The group, who brought with them rescue equipment and medical supplies, is composed of selected personnel of the Central 911, City Social Services and Development Office, City Health Office, Task Force Davao and the Davao City Police Office. Duterte said the rescue team will stay there “for as long as they are badly needed.” “Davao City prides itself with

modern equipment but this is not really intended for Davao City alone. God gave these things to us to serve mankind,” he said. The P8-million aid the city will be giving will be for the hardest hit areas: P2 million for Tacloban City, P3 million for Southern Leyte, and another P3 million for the province of Leyte. A report from the Philippine News Agency

DAVAO CITY -- A mall here in Davao City has initiated the conduct of financial literacy sessions for interested Dabawenyos as part of its advocacy program. According to NCCC Group of Companies communications manager Aileen Gajo, this activity falls under their NCCC Cares program to educate the public on basic financial management. The activity was held Sunday with participants coming from the academe, banana companies, entrepreneurs and some walk-in registrants held at the Food Cove of NCCC Mall in Matina district here. Gajo said that as we are now heading towards December, it is appropriate that people get insights on how to prioritize spending during the holidays. The NCCC, she said, partners with the Personal Finance Advisers of the Philippines headed by Efren Cruz. Cruz said the participants after the lecture session will undertake a 30-Day Financial Milestone Journal. This way they would be taught to come up with their personal financial guide. Following a guide Cruz said will allow participants to establish their current financial situation, articulate their goal, and make a plan transforming the goals to action.

Cruz also said that by writing down their actions the records will help them track the sources and uses of their cash and let them know quickly how, where and how fast they are spending their money. He also said that a budget stays relevant and achievable if there is accuracy in record keeping, consistency of effort and discipline in controlling spending. Cruz advised the participants to pay down debts fast so that one can start saving right away. It is important that one must check one's progress by reviewing investment records, budget and net worth periodically. The participants will receive via SMS 30 days of financial tips as they go through completing the journal. Cruz said tht based on their series of advocacy sessions throughout the country, the younger generation in the Philippines are showing interest on becoming financially literate particularly among the age bracket 25 to 45 years old. Cruz said companies nowadays are investing into this because they want their employees to plan for their future. He said it is not enough that people work and get paid. It is also important where to put their money and let their money earn as well. (PNA)

Bayan Muna to GPH, NDF: ceasefire in Yolanda-hit areas

Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte oversees the loading of logistics of 911′s Urban Search and Rescue Unit bound for Tacloban, Leyte on Sunday dawn. The unit will help in the search and rescue efforts in the typhoon-hit province of Leyte. (MindaNews Photo by Rene Lumawag)

Bishops, Ulama meet in Zambo City

DAVAO CITY — Catholic and Protestant bishops and Muslim Ulama will gather in Zamboanga City on November 12 to 14 for their 41st General Assembly and to visit the areas affected by the standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberaiton Front (MNLF). The BUC began as a Forum in 1996, to provide the “faith dimension” in the peace process between government (GPH ) and the Bangsamoro revolutionary

fronts. Its first organizational meeting was held in Cebu City on November 29, 1996. “As spiritual leaders they will ascertain the truth of the violent skirmishes and its horrifying casualties. They will then reflect on the situation in relation to the peace process and the responses of the central Government,” a press release from the Davao City Herald said. “Through prayer they will discern on their im-

mediate role particularly in the present situation in Zamboanga and generally in the peace process in Mindanao and around the country.” The BUC is behind the annual Mindanao Week of Peace (MWOP), an activity inspired by the Zamboanga Week of Peace. This ye ar’s MWOP theme is “Dialogue and Hope: Our Key to Peace.” In Zamboanga, the theme is “Heal our land.” (MindaNews)

DAVAO CIT Y – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate and International Alert, a UK-based group, have called on the government (GPH) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) to suspend military operations to allow for the provision of humanitarian aid to the communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda. Zarate urged both government and the NDF to “resp e c t ively consider declaring suspensions of military operations and ceasefire” in all regions h it by s up e r t y p h o on Yo l a n d a “t o f a c i l it at e the unhampered relief, ret r i e va l and cle ar i ng operations” by government, non-government organizat ions (NGOs) and other private relief groups. International Alert UK (ALERT Philippines Office) in a statement dated November 9 and signed by country manager Francisco Lara, called on “all armed groups, state and non-state, in the provinces of Samar, Leyte, Bicol, Agusan Norte and Sur, Surigao Norte and Sur, and the Negros and Panay provinces to temporarily

cease all hostilities and to cooperate in providing and a llowing t he provision of humanitarian relief to all victims and communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda.” International Alert, according to its website, is a 27-ye ar old independent peacebuilding organization that works with “people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace.” It also seeks to ‘influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organizat ions li ke t he United Nations and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.” “A L E RT s h a l l wor k with other peacebuilding organizations to foster measures that ensure the inclusive and the peaceful provision of humanitarian support,” the statement read. Leyte and Samar are considered hotb eds of communist insurgency although according to reports published in the Leyte Samar Daily News through its website,, the m i l it ar y i n Nove mb e r 2012 declared the provinces of Biliran, Leyte, and Southern Leyte as “insurgency-free provinces” and in June this year claimed they were on track in making Samar and Northern Samar “insurgent-free” by 2016. Z arate urge d members of Bayan Muna and Makabayan nationwide to gather and send relief goods to the Yolandadevastated areas, especially those affected in the Visayas. “I am requesting our members to donate and gather relief goods and s end it to t he ne arest Bayan Muna or Makabayan Headquarters in their respective areas,” he said. Yolanda, the world’s strongest typhoon this year, made landfall six times on Friday: in Guian, E astern Samar at 4:40 a.m.; in Tolosa, Leyte at 7 a.m.; in Daang Bantayan, Cebu at 10 a.m; in Cebu at 10 a.m.; Bantayan Island at 10:40 a.m.; in Concepcion town in Iloilo at 12 noon; and Busuanga, Palawan at 8 p.m. (MindaNews)

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live in the path of Pacific typhoons so we should expect strong typhoons. Perhaps we should enact and enforce building codes with these two facts of life in mind? Perhaps we should also have standard evacuation routes? In the southeastern states in the US, most cities have evacuation route signs all over the place. People actively prepare for a hurricane. I spent almost two years in Florida with no hurricanes making landfall but people prepared every time nonetheless. What sort of preparation do they do? Well it varies from the standard “bottled water + flashlights” to the “zombie survival pack” as I call it (essentially stockpiling every possible thing). That said, your ability to prepare tends to correspond to your ability to spend. With a minimum wage that’s only a few notches above slavery and an unemployment rate that’s really high, our country’s poor simply do not have the means to protect themselves effectively. When people say that natural calamities are great levelers, they lie. No one should expect someone like, say, Henry Sy to be in any real danger from any kind of typhoon. The more resources you have the greater your chances of surviving. So with this in mind, natural calamities are actually just another form of social injustice. One only has to do a survey of casualties as a result of natural disasters and you will see that they tend to be from the lower income classes. These are facts that most don’t even bother to think about. Most Filipinos would rather pat themselves in the back for being “hardy” and “surviving” a typhoon with only several hundred dead – no analysis and no indignation at the injustice. These traits are nothing to be proud of about after all. They are the kind of traits that, if evolution had its way, will result in extinction. •• (Hyangelo Henry Hao was co-editor-in-chief of Atenews, the student publication of the Ateneo de Davao University, in 20082009. He currently works at in Seattle, Washington, USA.)

Years... from page 3

that no malaria cases were recorded in the province from January to October this year. Region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. The region’s malaria incidence during the period has reached 27 cases or two more than last year’s figures. Not a single death was

so far recorded this year, a significant improvement when compared to the two fatalities during the period last year. Sultan Kudarat posted the most number of confirmed malaria cases with 13, followed by North Cotabato with seven, Sarangani and this city with three each and Cotabato City with one. The RESU report noted that eight of the patients had history of travel two weeks before they were diagnosed with malaria. It said two of the patients had traveled to Indonesia while two others separately visited Papua New Guinea and a part of Africa. One was working in Palawan since 2000 while the three others had history of travels to malaria-endemic areas in Palimbang town and Barangay Salumping in Esperanza town, both in Sultan Kudarat, and Balabagan town in Lanao del Sur. On Monday, the DOH12 spearheaded another “border operation” against malaria at the tri-boundaries of this city and the provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani. Aturdido said the weeklong activity will be conducted in Barangay Amsipit in Maasim, Sarangani and the neighboring areas. He said the IPHO sent its malaria team to join the operation along with their counterparts from this city and Sarangani Province. The malaria team previously participated in the same activity along the province’s boundary areas with Sultan Kudarat province, he said. During the operation, Aturdido said the malaria teams will be spraying households with anti-mosquito chemicals as well as conduct health education sessions and malaria case finding among residents. “Residents who have fever or other malaria symptoms will be subjected to blood smear to check whether they are positive or negative of the disease,” he added. (MindaNews)

Areas... from page 1

and moving 30 kph west northwest, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) Weather Bulletin 2 issued at 11 a.m. Monday. According to Weather Bulletin 1 issued at 5 a.m. Monday, Signal Number 1 was raised over Dinagat Island, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte, including Siargao Island in the Caraga Region; in the Davao region’s Davao Oriental and Davao del Norte inclusive of Samal Island; in Northern Mindanao region’s Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon and Camiguin. The last three provinces were added under Signal 1 in the 11 a.m. Weather Bulletin 2. Compostela Valley was not listed in both Bulletins 1 and 2 but its omission is

apparently an oversight. Even Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy thinks his province was inadvertently omitted from the list. Compostela Valley shares boundaries with Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Raul Villocino, action officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) told MindaNews at 3 p.m. Wednesday that PAGASA Davao had informed him at 10 a.m. that it will be submitting an erratum since Compostela Valley is supposed to be under Signal 1. Compostela Valley Governor Arturo Uy has ordered the suspension of classes in the public and private elementary and secondary levels starting at 1 p.m. Monday (today) and on Tuesday. In the Visayas, the areas listed under Signal 1 are Siquijor, Southern Cebu, Boho, Negros Oriental and Southern Negros Occidental. Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental were the hardest hit provinces when super typhoon Pablo battered eastern Mindanao on December 4, 2012. Pablo made landfall in Baganga, Davao Oriental although the forecast was it would make landfall in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon told MindaNews in a text message at 8:43 a.m. Monday that they were still meeting on the preparations for Zoraida. Last Friday, storm warning signal 4 was raised over Dinagat province and Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte. Storm warning signals of a lesser degree was hoisted over Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental. No signal was also raised over Compostela Valley in relation to super typhoon Yolanda but Governor Uy suspended classes and smallscale mining operations on November 7 and 8. According to PAGASA, public storm warning signal 1 means 30-60 kph winds are expected within the next 36 hours. The impact of the winds are: “Twigs and branches of small trees may be broken; Some banana plants may be tilted or uprooted; Some houses of very light materials may be partially unroofed; Only very light or no damage may be sustained by areas affected; and Rice crops in flowering stage may suffer significant damage.” PAGASA, according to Weather Bulletin 2, forecasts Zoraida would be 160 kms southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur by Tuesday morning, in the vicinity of Cuyo or 130 kms west of Iloilo City on Wednesday morning and 650 kms west of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro, or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning. Estimated rainfall amount is from five to 15mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within Zoraida’s 300-kilometer diameter. (MindaNews)

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Yolanda... from page 1

Those who stayed out were placed on A-type tents that he said blocked strong winds and rain from entering inside. Evasco said winds went up to 108 kilometers per

Review... from page 7

with death allows many patients to move into a mode of existence that is richer than the one they experienced prior to their illness. Many patients report dramatic shifts in life’s perspective. They are able to trivialize the trivial, to assume a sense of control, to stop doing things they do not wish to do, to communicate more openly with families and close friends, and to live entirely in the present rather than in the future or the past. As one’s focus turns from trivial diversions of life, a fuller appreciation of the elemental factors in existence may emerge: the changing seasons, the falling leaves, the last spring, and specially, the loving of others. Over and over we hear our patients

hour on Friday noon along with rain. But the winds subsided in the afternoon. He s ai d Mar i b oj o c has lost power since the typhoon came, and they are now relying on solarpowered generators and other generator sets, and are offering residents with

cellphone charging in the municipal hall. Evasco said power will be fully restored in a week. Maribojoc is a coastal town lying in the southwest of Bohol province, with a population of around 20,000 people and 22 barangays. (

say, “Why do we have to wait until now, till we riddled with cancer, to learn how to value and appreciate life?” Personally, I ask that you indulge yourself for a brief moment each day to contemplate on the countless blessings which we often neglect. I believe that if we just feel the immense grace of being alive and understand that we are what we decide, then we will be happier. This article is dedicated to those who aimlessly search enduring happiness which simply cannot be found outside but within. It’s actually futile to pursue happiness, we just have to create it!

and the dead. Construct shelters that are livable. Existing structures are suspect (and may have circumvented the standards under our building codes). Local shelters are merely big basketball courts turned refugee camps. Imagine yourself and your family fleeing to these basketball courts with only your clothes on while waiting for the storm to subside. There’s no potable water and comfort rooms to relieve yourself. You eat in doled-out paper plates on the floor. You are given uncooked rice (bigas), canned sardines and noodles in their plastic wrapper. (Apparently, victims are expected to flee with their gas tanks and stoves.) How are you supposed to cook these food given by the social welfare office? If you can’t imagine yourself in such a situation, neither can the victims. So instead of those raw junk food, we should construct or install portable kitchens, mess halls and toilets in evacuation centers. What’s the use of raw food if you have no means to cook? What’s the use of cooked food if you have to eat it with your bare hands while sitting on the floor? And what’s the use of eating if you have no place to pee or poop? Conditions are dire in these evacuation centers. Let’s make them livable, not the substandard things that are like the DPWH-made roads and bridges. I mean, livable! Foreign aid as well as local donations must be trackable. It must be assumed that donating to local government units do not trickle down to the end-users (victims) and instead, end up in our leaders’ private bank accounts. In the medium term (if not, ASAP), we will need to rebuild. With tens of thousands whose lives are on hold, low-cost housing, temporary schools, stores and banking systems will be naturally formed. If the government continues to fail in providing basic services, the private sector will take over. Unfortunately for the poor, they will not be able to afford that, and that is the consequence of voting poorly. •• Follow the author on twitter @coffeeright.


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DepEd-Bukidnon Upgrades the Supervisory Skills of School Administrators By Daisy C. Uayan-School Principal 1 Merangeran Elementary School

The former DepEd Secretary, Edilberto C. De Jesus emphasized that educators must believe that education can make a great nation. The education sector can be the great equalizer by developing the skills and building competence and capabilities of its very important resources, the school administrators being the school leaders and managers and the classroom teachers being the front line in delivering education services. The task of school administrators and classroom teachers calls to put quality education being the first priority. To sustain the goal of providing quality education to students in public schools, DepEd - Bukidnon conducted the 2-day training on Instructional Supervision Among public school administrators, from Quezon 1 and 11, Maramag 1 and 11, Pangantucan North and South, Kalilangan and Don Carlos 1 Districts last October 14 and 15, 2013 in Maramag Municipal Gym with Mr. Nilo F. Dumapias of Maramag 1 as the host District Supervisor. The school administrator of other districts have their own schedule and venue. The training was facilitated by the President of Division Program Specialists/ Supervisors, Mr Elbert R. Francisco. During the training, the school administrators gained new insights and techniques that enhance their skills in conducting classroom supervision. Part of the training was to immerse the participants through conducting actual class observations in Maramag Central Elementary School wherein they were coached and mentored by the Division and District Supervisors

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Donaire wins anew in rematch with Darchinyan

Nonito Donaire, left, steps back after knocking Vic Darchinyan to the mat during round nine of their featherweight rematch. Eric Gay / AP Photo

Nonito Donaire rocketed to stardom back in 2007 with a dominant knockout win over Vic Darchinyan. This time, he hopes to relaunch his career after earning another win over his old foe, a come-frombehind ninth round knockout win, Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Down in two of the three judges’ scorecards, Donaire needed something big in the closing rounds of the fight to change the outcome. Absent in the first eight rounds of the fight, the old Donaire finally

showed up to finish things in the ninth. Trouble started for Darchinyan when he took one of Donaire’s familiar left hooks early in the round. Donaire then knocked him down later with yet another left hook. Darchinyan fell through the ropes in what looked like a replay of the knockdown back in 2007. The Armenian gamely stood up, but with 1:30 still left in the round, and on wobbly legs. The Filipino Flash continued to land bombs until referee Lawrence Cole stepped in to stop the fight and

save Darchinyan. The official time was 2:06 in the penultimate round “I tried to work on a different style, I tried to go back,” Donaire said after the fight. “The funny thing is, it didn’t work because I wanted to fight.” The two fighters were tentative during the first minute of the fight. The first strong punch was landed by Donaire but it was deemed low by referee Lawrence Cole. Darchinyan continued pawing with his right hand to keep Donaire’s left hook from landing. The Filipino

responded by throwing a straight right to the body. Darchinyan was then staggered with a big right straight, but he managed to stay on his feet. Donaire failed to capitalize as he slowed down in the third and fourth rounds, allowing Darchinyan to creep his way back into the fight. The Armenian then scored the best punch of the night at that point as he clocked Donaire with a huge left straight towards the tail end of the fifth round. The Filipino was trapped with his back on the ropes until the bell saved him.

DVO-Flight of the Eagles set Nov. 17 in Davao City DAVAO CIT Y, Nov. 8 (PNA) -- The 11th Flight of the Eagles 40-kilometer fun ride is set on Nov. 17 from Magsaysay Park to Malagos Park in Calinan District, this city.

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300 cycling enthusiasts, occasional bike riders, children, senior people, beginners, professionals and executives. “Proceeds will go to the continuous advocacy on the adopt-a-site project in the Talomo-Lipadas, Daliaon and Malagos watersheds and the Lunhaw

Awards recognizing Green initiatives in Davao City,” Avila said. Special awards will be given to the Turtle Ride, bike assembly, youngest rider, oldest rider, heaviest rider and biggest delegation with costume. R e g i s t r at i o n f e e i s P300 with free T-shirt,

packed lunch, certificate and raffle. Registration forms are now available at the office of Avila at SP Bldg., DCWD Comr e l O f f i c e i n B aj a d a ; 3MJ Trading, Bisikleta atbp.,Boondocks Cycles and nearest bike shops. (PNA) FFC/ASA/LOLITO T. DELOS REYES/LDP

Chechen football team hopes new coach will save it from drop MOSCOW, Russia’s stricken Chechnya-based football club Terek Grozny appointed exLokomotiv Moscow coach Rashid Rakhimov on Thursday to save it from relegation from the Russian Premier League. His predecessor Yury Krasnozhan was fired last week after winning just one of 14 games this season as Terek sits 15th in the table and in the relegation zone. “Rakhimov is a famous specialist who has the reputation of an ambitious and demanding coach,” team president Magomed Daudov said on Terek’s website. “We hope he will be able to change the situation and lift the team from the lower part of the table.” The 48-year-old Rakhimov, who played international football for Russia and his native Tajikistan, has signed a two-year contract, Terek said. Rakhimov has been unemployed since September 2011 when he was fired from Amkar Perm. He has also coached Lokomotiv and Austrian side Admira Wacker. In Rakhimov’s first match in charge, Terek will travel to defending champion CSKA Moscow on Sunday. (PNA/ RIA Novosti) LGI/RSM

Stadium ban for Nazi flag to cost Spartak Moscow USD 1.4 M MOSCOW, The Russian football association’s decision to order Spartak Moscow to play two games behind closed doors will end up costing the team USD 1.4 million, its owner told R-Sport on Thursday. The ban was combined with a further USD 18,500 cash fine for crowd trouble during a Russian Cup game at Shinnik Yaroslavl last week. The game was stopped for half an hour as fans clashed with police and a Nazi flag was unfurled. “Spartak will lose 45 million rubles (USD 1.4 million) because of this situation, and this is a big blow to our budget,” Leonid Fedun said. “Something should be done with the fans. Now there is a fight against the clubs, but not the fans.” The team failed to overturn the decision in two appeals. Spartak will play its second match behind closed doors on Sunday when it faces league leader Zenit St. Petersburg after losing 3-1 to Lokomotiv Moscow last week. Russia over the summer introduced legislation aimed at curbing misbehavior at sports events, with the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2018 football World Cup on the horizon. The so-called Fan Law comes into effect on January 19, 2014. There have been more than 14,000 offenses committed at Russian sporting events over the last three years, according to Sports Ministry figures. (PNA/RIA Novosti) FPV/RSM

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