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Mindanao Daily NEWS northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

Volume II, No. 064

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Wednesday

August 15, 2013

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US to help Pablo-affected banana growers in Comval COMPOSTELA Valley–– Banana growers in this once thriving agricultural province are still struggling to get back on their feet months after Typhoon Pablo swept about 40 percent of their production areas and plantations. Exporters are having difficulty meeting delivery commitments to prime markets and have delayed banana shipments to the U.S. for almost half a year. FULL STORY, page 2

Smuggled rice shipment seized off Zambo City ZAMBOANGA City––Joint Navy and Coast Guard operatives yesterday intercepted an estimated P3 million worth of smuggled rice off this city. The confiscation was the fourth after Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar called on the Bureau of Customs (BoC) to prevent the entry of smuggled rice in this city saying it unjustly competes with the produce of the local farmers. See SMUGGLED, page 11

TOO RISKY. Motorists plying the Cagayan de Oro-Tagoloan route have complained over the unfinished road project near the Tagoloan bridge in Misamis Oriental. It has become too risky for those motorists who are unfamiliar with the place especially in the evening as no warning signs are in place. When will the Department of Public Works and HIghways (DPWH) do something about it. Mindanao Daily News photo by Rolando “Baby Lando” Sudaria

GenSan bans backpacks during Tuna festival GENERAL Santos City––As part of the intensified security measures for the annual Tuna Festival and the city’s 45th founda-

tion anniversary, the city hit parts of Mindanao. At a press conference government announced Wednesday a ban on back- here, city hall and security packs in response to the officials appealed to the bomb attacks that recently See FESTIVAL, page 11

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thursday | august 15, 2013

Davao News

Editor: ALLAN M. MEDIANTE Email: amediante@yahoo.com

US supports redevelopment of typhoonswept banana industry in ComVal COMPOSTELA VALLEY— Banana growers in this once thriving agricultural province are still struggling to get back on their feet months after Typhoon Pablo swept about 40 percent of their production areas and plantations. Exporters are having difficulty meeting delivery commitments to prime markets and have delayed banana shipments to the U.S. for almost half a year. “Losses to banana exporters due to Pablo have exceeded Php1 billion. We have been forced to stop shipments to some areas,” said Bing Delos Reyes of the Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA). Banana is the country’s second largest agricultural export industry and Compostela Valley is responsible for about 14 percent of total production. In the last quarterly assessment released by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, banana production, which had steadily risen in recent years, posted declining figures owing significantly to the 16 percent drop in Davao Region’s output following Typhoon Pablo. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Gloria D. Steele said, “Closer coordination among industry leaders, government and donor agencies, is important to accelerate the rehabilitation of banana pro-

duction areas and restore livelihoods in the area.” “Helping farmers in Compostela Valley regain traction and preparing the local industry for the potential effects of climate change will directly impact the country’s overall export competitiveness,” Director Steele added. To this end, USAID, in partnership with the provincial and municipal governments of Compostela Valley and the Department of Agriculture (DA), organized a province-wide banana industry forum to harmonize rehabilitation efforts, showcase alternative crops, and promote climate change-adaptive farming systems and technologies. The activity is part of the U.S. Government’s Php201 million (US$5 million) Typhoon Pablo disaster recovery assistance, implemented by USAID in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Some 180 local growers, representatives of private firms, cooperatives and government line agencies participated in the dialogue. Major banana exporters operating in the area, including Dole, SumiFru, Dizon Farms and the Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA), presented their plantation rehabilitation plans and discussed related concerns with farmers and contract growers.

“We are grateful that the government and organizations such as USAID have taken an active role in bridging concerned parties,” Delos Reyes said. For its part, the DA reported on the progress of the government’s cash for work initiative and provision of farm inputs and tools, which has so far benefited more than 4,000 growers in the province. The agency also committed to increase its level of assistance to small scale banana producers. The DA’s Bureau of Plant Industry also updated participants on the development of technologies to combat the Panama disease (Fusarium Wilt), which has threatened the industry since late 2011, and has affected several banana farms

in Compostela Valley and neighboring provinces. Meanwhile, the government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines discussed its financing window designed to help growers fund the rehabilitation or expansion of their production areas. The bank also encouraged farmers to plant corn, cacao, cardava banana and cassava as alternative income sources while banana production areas are undergoing rehabilitation. “This forum was very helpful. With so many people’s livelihood affected, we appreciate all the assistance we can get,” said Bernadette San Juan, Assistant Regional Director of DA Regional Field Unit XI. “We welcome the support of USAID which complements DA’s post-Pablo rehabilitation

effort.” Participants agreed that it was important to enable the immediate revitalization of damaged production areas, coordinate with government on the delivery of assistance to growers, assist growers in accessing farm inputs for the cultivation of alternative crops, and collaborate on the pilottesting of control measures for the fusarium disease. “Malaki ang nawala sa amin. Sa tulong ng mga ahensya tulad ng DA at USAID, nabigyan kami ng mga farm inputs at training. Umaangat na ang aming kabuhayan. [We lost a lot. But with the help of DA and USAID, we were given farm inputs and training. We are now moving forward.],” said Alexander De Jesus, a local farmer.

The U.S. Government’s ongoing disaster recovery assistance also includes the establishment of technodemo farms in the hardest hit municipalities in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. These farms will showcase short-term cash crops such as corn and vegetables that can help increase food sufficiency, augment incomes and strengthen the climate resilience of affected communities. Other climate change adaptive technologies such as protective cropping, integrated pest management and vermicomposting will also be featured as alternatives to minimizing the effects of unfavorable weather conditions and reducing over-all production costs among farmers. USAID-GEM

By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

and residual forests and creating the anti-illegal logging task force. “Our troops are not only peace keepers but also guardians of nature and we will ensure to support the DENR in apprehending those who destroy the forests and face the full force of the law,” he said. Security forces and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources have identified 16 illegal logging hotspots in Davao Region. Joselin Marcus Fragada, director of the DENR XI said the number of hotspots had been reduced

from 66 barangays as identified in 2012. The DENR tapped the assistance of the police and military to strengthen the campaign against illegal logging activities in Davao Region in line with the implementation of the Executive Order No. 23 issued by President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on February 11, 2011. The targets areas are believed to be dangerous due to the presence of armed groups. “The operations in these areas need careful planning because of the risk involved. We cannot afford to lose people

during the operations in the same way we cannot allow illegal loggers to continue raping our forests,” Fragada said. In July 9, representatives from the DENR, the Philippine Army and the Philippine Air Force conducted an aerial survey to determine the remaining forest cover and the status of logs brought down by typhoon Pablo. Based on the latest assessment made by the authorities, the hotspots comprise of six areas in Davao Oriental, eight in Compostela Valley and four areas in Davao del Norte. (RGA/JSD/PIA-XI)

Military vows to eliminate illegal logging in Davao DAVAO CITY,- The military has pledged its support to the campaign to eliminate illegal logging activities in Davao Region. Lt. General Ricardo Rainier Cruz, commander of the Eastern Mindanao Command issued the statement after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources XI requested the assistance of the police and military in the full implementation of the Executive Order No. 23 or the moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural


LIST OF AWARDED PARTICIPANTS FOR CARS MAJOR AWARDS A.)BEST IN PAINT 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

SPECIAL AWARDS NAMES

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

RYAN CHIONG / THREEBIZ NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIZ JAMAICA DIAMANTE /

B.) BEST IN AIR BRUSH PAINT RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK ANTHONY L. AQUINO/STACEY CARWASH EDUARDO ALABA JR. /AJCARHUB

C.)BEST IN BODY KIT 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

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USMAN SARANGA JR./TRIX OFFROAD ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO VIC IAN LACAR / AJCARHUB

D.)BEST IN RIMS 2ND RUNNER – UP 1st RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROY CABAHUG JR. / TUBINO RYAN ANG / TUBINO ROY CABAHUG JR, / TUBINO

E.)BEST IN CAR ACCESSORIES CHAMPION -

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NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIZ

F.) BEST IN LIGHTS INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR DISPLAY 2ND RUNNER – UP TROPHY + FREEBIES 1ST RUNNER – UP TROPHY + FREEBIES CHAMPION TROPHY + FREEBIES

ELMER MANUTA / AJCARHUB NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIZ JAMAICA DIAMANTE /

G.)BEST IN INTERIOR UPHOLSTERY CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO

H.)BEST IN ENGINE DISPLAY 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARLON DOMINIC LOY / AJCARHUB ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO

I.)BEST IN DETAILED CAR 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARLON DOMINIC LOY / AJCARHUB ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO

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J.)BEST IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT & PEOPLES CHOICE 2ND RUNNER – UP TROPHY + FREEBIES 1ST RUNNER-UP TROPHY + FREEBIES CHAMPION TROPHY + FREEBIES

LEONARD JAN LIM / AJCARHUB RYAN TAN / THREEBIZ NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIZ

K.) BEST IN AUDIO SET – UP (LOUD AND CLEAR) 2ND RUNNER – UP TROPHY + FREEBIES 1ST RUNNER – UP TROPHY + FREEBIES CHAMPION CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

RYAN ANG / TUBINO MARK GUE / TUBINO SAMMY AYODELE / JDM

L.) BEST IN SOUNDS QUALITY 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO RYAN CHIONG / THREEBIZ MARLON DOMINIC LOY / AJCARHUB

M.) BEST IN AUDIO AND VISUAL DISPLAY 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

LEONARD JAN LIM / AJCARHUB EDUARDO ALABA JR. / AJCARHUB JAMAICA DIAMANTE /

N.) BEST IN JDM RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

RYAN CHIONG / THREEBIZ VIC IAN LACAR / AJCARHUB

O.)BEST IN 4X4 CAR 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

NORBERT SAHALI / TRIX OFFROAD MINDALANO DARUGU – AN / TRIX OFFROAD USMAN SARANGA JR. / TRIX OFFROAD

P.) BEST IN OFFROAD CAR RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

CONRAD KINGSTON LIM / CARL & SON DANTE L. RAVELO / T – DHAN’S

Q.) BEST PICK – UP RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

R.) LOUDEST ENGINE ROAR 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

NAMES

C. BEST HYUNDAI CARS CHAMPION

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PIERRE ANGELO MERILLES / AJCARHUB

D. BEST MITSUBISHI CARS CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK GUE / TUBINO

E.BEST SUZUKI CARS CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIZ

F. BEST KIA CARS CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

RYAN ALEMAN

G. BEST FORD CARS CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROY CABAHUG SUSON / TUBINO

H. WIDEST AUDIO SET – UP RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROMMIL CAGAS / SAMMY AYODELE

I. FURTHERMOST PARTICIPANTS BEST CAR IN ILIGAN CITY BEST CAR IN VALENCIA CITY

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

SAMMY AYODELE / JDM DANTE RAVELO / T – DHAN’S

J. MAJOR SPONSOR’S CHOICE SANDIGAN FIBERGLASS CHOICE SM CITY CAGAYAN DE ORO CHOICE C – ONE TRADING CHOICE KENISE AUTOMOBILES

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

VIC IAN LACAR OF AJCARHUB LEONARD JAN LIM / AJCARHUB DANTE RAVELO / T – DHAN’S RYAN ANG /AJCARHUB

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

VIC IAN LACAR / AJCARHUB ROY CABAHUG SUSON/ TUBINO NOEL GALLARDO / THREEBIS

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

TEAM THREEBIZ TEAM TUBINO TEAM AJCARHUB

MAJOR AWARDS/ OVER-ALL WINNERS 2ND RUNNER-UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION REVOLVING TROPHY BEST TEAM / CARS 2ND RUNNER-UP 1ST RUNNER-UP CHAMPION / HIGHEST POINTER

LIST OF AWARDED PARTICIPANTS FOR MOTORBIKES MAJOR AWARDS

NAMES

1. BEST IN DISPLAY AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES

REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES

2. BEST IN PAINT 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK DONAIRE / AWAAW GEMAR MEJORADA / MORE BITES ROMMIL DONAIRE / AWAAW

3. BEST IN AIRBRUSH PAINT 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

LUGEN MARK GENCONO / ESCAPE REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES FRANCIS TENNY MONTUNO / AUTO HOLE

4.BEST IN UNDERBONE CHAMPION

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ROMMIL DONAIRE / AWAAW

5. BEST IN LIGHTS DISPLAY 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

JOHN RAY GOMEZ / AWAAW CHRISTIAN REYES / MORE BITES REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BIRES

6. BEST IN MOTORBIKE MODIFICATION 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROMMIL DONAIRE / AWAAW GLENN MARK CORDOVA / AWAAW JOVENCIO BORER

CHRISTOPHER LIM / TRIXOFFROAD SAIDAMEN MANABILANG / TRIX OFFROAD

7. BEST IN SOUNDS QUALITY 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK DONAIRE / AWAAW REEDO MARK TIMOSAN MORE BITES JOVENCIO BORE

CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

CHRISTOPHER LIM / TRIX OFFROAD KIMBLE NISPEROS / AJCARHUB JEFFERSON FELISES / AJCARHUB

8. BEST IN DECALS 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

CHRISTIAN REYES / MORE BITES HARRY JEL ENLGLISA / MORE BITES JAYMARK TAN / MORE BITES

S.) BEST IN DAILY DRIVEN CAR RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

ELMER MANUTA / AJCARHUB AL MARTIN PARANTAR / JDM

9. BEST IN SCOOTER RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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RENZ ALTUBAR / AUTO HOLE FRANCIS TENNY MONTUNO / AUTO HOLE

T.) BEST ASIAN CAR CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK ANTHONY L. AQUINO / STACEY CARWASH

10. BEST IN STOCK CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

JAYMARK TAN / MOREBITES

U.) BEST IN VINTAGE CAR CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

CONRAD KIKINGSTON LIM / CARL &SON

SPECIAL AWARDS 1. BEST YAMAHA MOTOR

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES

2. BEST HONDA

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

GLENN MARK CORDOVA / AWAAW

3. BEST KAWASAKI MOTOR

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

GEMAR MEJORADA / MORE BITES

4. BEST MOTORBIKE IN VALENCIA CITY BUKIDNON -

TROPHY + FREEBIES

JOVENCIO BORER

5. BEST MOTORBIKE IN PAGADIAN CITY

TROPHY + FREEBIES

LUGEN MARK GENCONO / ESCAPE

TROPHY + FREEBIES REEDO

MARK TIMOSAN /MORE BITES

V.) BEST OLD SCHOOL 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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W.) BEST IN RACING CAR LOOK 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK ANTHONY AQUINO / STACEY CARWASH MARK GUE / TUBINO RYAN ALEMAN /

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

VIC IAN LACAR / AJCARHUB JEFFERSON FELISES / AJCARHUB KIMBLE NISPEROS / AJCARHUB

X.) LOWEST GROUND CLEARANCE RUNNER – UP CHAMPION -

TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

KIMBLE NISPEROS / AJCARHUB RYAN ALEMAN

Y.) LOWEST RIDE RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

KIMBLE NISPEROS / AJCARHUB RYAN ALEMAN /

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

MARK ANTHONY L. AQUINO Trix Offroad – SAIDAMEN LEO MANABILANG CHRISTOPHER LIM NORBERT SAHALI

Z.) EARLY BIRD

SPECIAL AWARDS / CAR

NAMES

A.BEST TOYOTA CARS RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

BRYAN TAN / THREEBIZ CHRISTOPHER LIM / TRIX OFFROAD

B. BEST HONDA CARS RUNNER-UP CHAMPION

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

RYAN CHIONG / THREEBIZ VIC IAN LACAR / AJCARHUB

NAMES

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6. BEST MOTORBIKE IN CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY 7. MAJOR SPONSOR CHOICE a) SANDIGAN CHOICE b) SM CITY CAGAYAN DE ORO CHOICE c) C – ONE TRADING CHOICE d) KENISE AUTOMOBILES

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TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES TROPHY + FREEBIES

CHRISTIAN REYES REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES REEDO MAR TIMOSAN / MORE BITES

8. EARLY BIRD

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TROPHY + FREEBIES

JOVENCIO S. BORER JR. REEDO MARK TIMOSAN

2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP OVER – ALL CHAMPION

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

ROMMIL DONAIRE JOVENCIO BORER REEDO MARK TIMOSAN / MORE BITES

REVOLVING TROPHY BEST TEAM 2ND RUNNER – UP 1ST RUNNER – UP CHAMPION

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CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES CUSTOMIZED TROPHY + FREEBIES

TEAM AUTO HOLE TEAM AWAAW TEAM MORE BITES

MAJOR AWARDS OVER – ALL WINNERS

“THE SECOND CAGAYAN DE ORO INVITATIONAL CAR AND MOTOR SHOW GOES MINDANAO WIDE” SM CITY CAGAYAN DE ORO | PARKING AREA | AUGUST 10 -11, 2013


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Retirement pay for barangay officials, workers UNDER the current Local Government Code, barangay officials, barangay tanods and members of the Lupon or peace councils have no retirement pay to look up to. They are only entitled to honoraria, allowances and other emoluments authorized by law or ordinance. “Some barangay official spend almost their entire lives giving so much to their communities but receive so little in return,” a lawmaker commented, and proposes a law to make the retirement of barangay officials and workers financially secure. Amen to that. It is high time that a retirement fund be instituted for Punong Barangays, barangay tanods, health workers, day care workers and members of the Lupon Tagapamayapa. Under House Bill 325, authored principally by Rep. Aleta Suarez (3rd District, Quezon), the local government units shall have a 41% share in the National Internal Revenue taxes based on

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the collection of the third fiscal year preceding the current fiscal year, provided that one percent from the 41% shall accrue to a special account solely dedicated to the Barangay Retirement Fund for the retirement pay of barangay officials, whether elected or appointed, including barangay tanods, health workers, day care workers and members of the Lupon Tagapamayapa. The bill provides that all barangay officials, whether elected or appointed including tanods, health workers, day care workers, and members of the Lupon Tagapamayapa shall be entitled to a lump sum retirement pay equivalent to one year honorarium, but not exceeding P100,000 which shall be taken from the Barangay Retirement Fund, provided the retiree is at least 60 years of age with a minimum of nine years in service at the time of retirement. Barangay officials have no

THINK a minute. You’ve probably heard the expression “A leopard can’t change its spots.” This, of course, is true of leopards. But is it true of people? Can people change? Are we humans just creatures of habit? Do we not have any control over our actions and habits? One guy said, “Bad habits are like a comfortable bed: they’re easy to get into, but hard to get out of.” Someone else said: “The chains of habits are too small to feel until they’re too strong to break.” So “breaking the mold” See HABIT, page 11

fixed monthly salaries and are not entitled to benefits under the Government Service Insurance system (GSIS) aside from burial benefits. Thus, it is but just and equitable that a retirement fund be put in place. Punong barangays maintain public order in the smallest political subdivision of the country, preside over sessions of the sangguniang barangay, and administer the operation of the Katarungang Pambarangay. While members of the Lupon Tagapamayapa hear and mediate disputes at the barangay level, thereby maintaining peace and order in the barangay. Barangay tanods enforce all barangay ordinances and also take part in the maintenance of peace and order within the barangay. Given these functions, barangay officials are responsible for the peaceful and productive community we live in. They must be taken-cared of in their twilight years. A retirement fund for them is in order.

Dangerous fallout

POLITICAL fallouts among party mates such as the one happening at the Cagayan de Oro city government now is usual when an election is approaching but highly abnormal just less than two months after elective officials assumed office. If only for this reason, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno should be wary so much so that the reason for the fallout is the same reason that caused then Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s six-month suspen-

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II sion from office. The vice mayor and three other city councilors deserted Moreno’s Liberal Party (LP) after they discovered

that the appointments of legislative personnel drawn up by the former in consultation with the city aldermen See FALLOUT, page 8

Killer meat loaf; ‘road less traveled’

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me…” (Psalm 30:1, the Holy Bible). -oooTWO SISTERS KILLED BY CANNED MEAT LOAF? Can anyone tell the Filipino people what was the brand of the meat loaf that is being suspected to have poisoned and then killed two sisters

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio from Alcoy, Cebu? The re- the names of the sisters. It port from a major television also failed to identify the network from Quezon City meat loaf brand. See killer, page 8 did not only fail to mention


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World Bank consultants visited the towns of Claveria in Misamis Oriental and Lala in Lanao del Norte to assess projects implemented under the Mindanao Rural Development Program-Community Fund for Agricultural Development (MRDP-CFAD) and to confer with the members of the people’s organizations (POs) who benefitted from the project. Now on its 10th mission, World Bank consultants evaluated MRDP-CFAD sub-projects to determine its impact to its beneficiaries which have been contributory to community development and provided recommendations to further sustain its implementation. The sub-projects assessed by World Bank includes the Vermicomposting with Livestock Component Project of Kigawhat Rural Improvement Club and the Female Draft Animal Dispersal Project of Sta. Cruz Upland Growers Association in Claveria Misamis Oriental; the Solar Dryer and Rice Storage Facility of Oryza Sativa Workers and Growers of Simpak Cooperative and the Farm Machineries of the Gumagamot Women’s Association in Lala, Lanao del Norte. “Mag-isip ng additional business ventures… dapat lumalaki ang isang organisasyon at magdagdag ng miyembro…turuan ang mga miyembro kung ano ang kanilang responsibilidad at tuwing may meeting dapat mag-demand ang mga miyembro ng report mula sa mga opisyales (Think of additional business ventures… membership should grow in an organization… train the members

on their responsibilities and members should demand for a report from the officers during meetings.),” said World Bank consultant for CFAD Luningning Bondoc to the members of the POs who have benefitted from the MRDP-CFAD sub-projects in Claveria, Misamis Oriental and in Lala, Lanao del Norte. This was emphasized to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to take part in the government’s campaign on inclusive growth. “Ipakita natin na under MRDP, we are successful implementers at irereward tayo ng PRDP (Let’s show that under MRDP, we are successful implementers and we will later on be rewarded with the projects slated for implementation under the upscaled Philippine Rural Development Program),” added Bondoc as she encouraged project-implementers and beneficiaries to boost their efforts in enhancing their implementation schemes. In its final year of impleWorld Bank consultants Luningning Bondoc (top right) and Cheng dela Peña (top left) assess four MRDP-CFAD mentation, MRDP continues subprojects implemented in Region 10 during the 10th WB mission in Claveria, Misamis Oriental and Lala, Lanao to realize its goals in spurring del Norte. The WB consultants convene with the members of the peoples’ organizations who have benefitted from development across Mindanao CFAD, the livelihood component of the MRDP. particularly in the agriculture sector. MRDP will be sustained and will dela Peña, World Bank consultant bers and local officials during “We are hoping that the ca- be used in the implementation for Investments for Governance the mission. # (VANESSA MAE pabilities you have learned from of other projects,” stated Ching Reforms (IGR) to the PO mem- S. SIANO, DA-RAFID 10)

Town mayor elected as mayor’s league Misor chapter president By BERNARD PADIGOS Correspondent

B A L I N G A S A G To w n Mayor Alexis S. Quiña was elected president of the Mayor’s League of the Philippines (MLP)Misamis Oriental chapter during an election held at the provincial capitol in Cagayan de Oro City yesterday.

Elected Vice President is Maximo B. Seno of Opol town while Manticao Town Mayor Roberto M. Lagrosas was chosen as the leagu’s secretary. Claveria Town Mayor Rendetor N. Salvaleon, Binuangan Town Mayor Thomas R. Gumahin, and Kinoguitan Town Mayor Danilo A. Lagbas were elected as the league’s trea-

surer, auditor, and public relations officer, respectively. Comprising the board of directors are mayors Jerome P. Lagbas of Sugbongcogon, Romeo L. Gue Sr. of Salay, Rey B. Buhican of Magsaysay, Paulino Y. Emano of Tagoloan, Alvin Giovanni A. Labis of Alubijid, and Manuel S. Pamisa Jr. of Lagonglong.

According to Councilor Salcedo, in some barangays the project was implemented as early as the last quarter of 2009, others in the 2nd quarter of 2010 and the rest in the 2nd quarter of 2012. With such funding, he

said the bangus farms were initially stocked with 9,000 to 10,000 bangus fingerlings. Most barangay farms yielded more than 2,600 to 4,500 kilograms of marketablesized bangus in single

Oro dads to delve into reports on bangus projects in barangays IN aid of legislation, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas referred to the City Council committees on agriculture and fisheries and on barangay affairs chaired by Councilors Annie Daba and Anthony Brellita, respectively, concerns regarding the bangus farming projects implemented in the second district of Cagayan de Oro. This is an offshoot of the special report of Councilor Enrico Salcedo last week, who said some barangays received P480,000 for the purpose. He specifically named Bugo, Puerto, Agusan, Tablon, Cugman, Gusa, Lapasan and Macabalan as beneficiaries of the project.

See reports, page 11

giving education a serious thought By NAZAREN A. ROMANO

Education in the home, church and School reinforced by the media are the means of transmitting tradition and practical knowledge from one generation to generation. Unlike other animals which teach habits

and skills to their young by imitation and discipline man has devised educational systems to meet vital needs and attain personal and social goals. MDN: AUG. 15, 2013


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Editor: Nelson Constantino Email: nelconstant@gmail.com

AS NGOS DRAWN INTO ‘PORK BARREL’ CONTROVERSY:

Stricter rules on NGO certification sought By BUTCH D. ENERIO, Correspondent

More t ha n cer t i f y i ng NGOs for ‘Donee Institution Status,” which grants these or g a n i z at ion s t he r i g ht to receive ta x-deduct ible and tax-exempt donations under the 1995 Tax Code, the council aims to uplift the effectiveness of local NGOs

and promote accountability, capability, and credibility among them. “Many Filipinos have their hearts in the right place and have the intrinsic urge to help the underprivileged. And we need to ensure that their kindness reach the right

cause.” Sonny Carpio, PCNC chairman said in a statement. Carpio who is also the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aboitiz Foundation, the social development arm of the Aboitiz Group, said that the move stemmed from a recent controversy involving the alleged misuse and abuse of the “pork barrel funds” or what is formally called the Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) of the House of Representatives by dubious organizations. “A review of organizations or foundations t hat were a l leged to have received PDAF showed that they never applied nor received PCNC

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

TO ma inta in orga nizationa l “good housekeeping” among numerous nongovernmental organizations (NGO) in the country and weed out non-performing and illegitimate ones, private regulator Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) has underscored the need for stricter compliance to its accreditation process.

CRISTITA PALMA - Vendor ROWENA F. LIMQUIACO - Vendee

Case No; 2013-10- 1376 2008-10-1588

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market –Iponan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Aug. 15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City VENUZ GO Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1366

NORMA SARINO Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1376 2008-10-1588

JIGGER F. EBCAS Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1367 2011-10-1479

certification,” Mr. Carpio pointed out. The PCNC, in consultation w it h ex per ts, NGOs a nd grant-making institutions, are implementing standards that determine organizational leg it imac y or t he NGO’s capability to comply with government statutor y requirements. T h e s e s t a n d a rd s a r e grouped according to organizational functioning including vision, mission, a n d g o a l s ; g ove r n a nc e ; interna l ma nagement; prog ra m ma nagement; financial management, and collaborative linkaging. Mr. Ca r pio ex pla ined t hat t he counci l assesses

a nd cer tif ies NGOs w it h “volunteer peer evaluators” as frontrunners. These are reputable executives from PCNC-certified organizations who measure compliance to “good hou s eke epi ng ” i n pa r t nersh ip w it h t he Ph i l ippi ne I n s t it ute for Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He said that accountants f rom PICPA ensu re t hat applicant NGOs are compliant w it h gener a l ly-ac c e pte d accounting principles and practices and the Philippine Financial Reporting System. To date, PCNC has granted over a thousand certifications to NGOs with validity of one, three, and five years.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

ALICIA N. ERBITO CASE NO; 2013-10-1377 Applicant/s 2008-10-1455

RICARDO ALCALA Applicant/s

CASENO;2013-10-1374 2008-10-1557

Land travel time DAVAO City -- Travel time from Manila to Mindanao will soon be cut down to only 20 hours once the Central Spine Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) project amounting to P56.5 billion is implemented. Travel from General Santos City to Manila by sea usually takes at least two days by sea with stopover at Zamboanga City in Mindanao and in Iloilo City in the Visayas. “The project will consist of a network of highways and ferry ports that will cruise seamlessly through the center of the Philippine archipelago in contrast to the coastal routes being utilized at present,” Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya said Friday during the Mindanao Business Conference held in Davao City from August 8 to 9. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NOEL SACAY Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1353 2006-10-610

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APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Route2 LOOP Service from Cogon Market –Carmen Market-Liceo-Agora –LKKS and back to Cogon Market and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Claveria and as for cargoes from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least TEN(10)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market –Apovel –Bulua Terminal and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of extension of validity for Certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Pier and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ SERVICE on the line ;Malaybalay City to Kibawe –Valencia City –Maramag Don Carlos via Kadongilan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE (5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 9th day of August, 2013.

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Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013. MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Aug. 15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City JOSE ARNEL G. BAJAO -Vendee CASE NO; 2013-10-1370 Applicant/s

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Aug. 15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FE ELLO - Vendee Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1369

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City BOTHNER CAYLO - Vendee Case No; 2013-10-1371 Applicant/s

MDN: Aug. 15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FELISA S. SALAS Applicant/s

CASE NO; 2013-10-1365

MARIANNE C. ULEP Records Officer/Acting Docket Officer MDN: Aug. 15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROGELIO PANGAN CASE NO; 2013-10-1373 Applicant/s 2008-10-1487

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APPLICANT request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X accessible top motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 12th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Mambajao –Catarman –Benoni and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Indahag Habitat and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension and amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB Service on the line;RB;Cogon Market to Pier and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience with amendment of line to operate PUJ service on the line;Cagayan de Oro to Libona and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate GT Service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Camp Philips,Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of August, 2013.

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Sun Cellular makes it easier to apply for a postpaid plan online

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obile service provider Sun Cellular introduces yet another addition to its service channels and makes it even easier now to apply

for a postpaid plan online through its enhanced plan creator and line application website at www.suncellular. com.ph/plancreator. “This website will guide

our customers as they go through the process of applying for a new postpaid line - from the choosing of a plan, handset and specific service inclusions,

BusinessWeek Mindanao Media Center (BWM-MC) conducts training on JOURNALISM (Radio Broadcasting, Editorial Cartooning, Photojourn, Sportswriting,Feature Writing & Layouting, among other) to pupils/students, professional & interested individual. Please contact mobile # 09997990008, 09493284099, 09173077126, 09262553215 or 09493284099. BWM-MC is located at Tan Leh Bldg., North Abellanosa St., Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City

SCHOOL PAPER ADVISER Christie L. Jaculba of Bayabas Elementary School, Cagayan de Oro City (standing right) strikes a pose with her pupil-broadcasters during the Radio Broadcasting Training at BWM Media Center, July 6, this year. Also in photo are Broadcast Training Director Joe del Puerto Felicilda and BWM Chief Executive Officer Dante M. Sudaria (1st and 2rd from left). (Photo by Arjay S. Felicilda of MinStar-Normin and Mindanao Daily-Caraga)

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up to the submission of requirements - everything is simplified in just a few clicks,” explains Reuben Pangan, Vice President for Customer Service Operations of Sun Cellular. Pangan also revealed that this alternative channel supports Sun’s continuous thrust to modernize its customer touchpoints and make its services even more accessible to value-seekers online. “We constantly acknowledge these new dwelling points of our customers, and we have since been very

may be accessed at www. facebook.com/suncellularph and www.twitter.com/ suncelltweets, respectively. Meanwhile, to further ensure the security of online Sun Cellular transactions, Pangan assures that Sun Cellular invests on a complex web technology and a solid backroom support which both work to protect the privacy of information shared by transacting and interacting users. Sun Cellular is a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. Group.

SAFETY AND SECURITY – Retired Army Lt. Col. Virgilio Jose (extreme left) and Police Senior Inspector Ritchie Salva, Police Station 7 commander, exchange pleasantries during the business safety and security meeting, August 8, this year, at Barangay Bulua Conference Hall. Looking on are other retired military officers, barangay officials and religious leaders. The two-hour meeting was attended by some 50 business owners/ operators of said barangay. (Photo by Arjay S. Felicilda of MinStar and MinDaily)

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were tinkered and tampered with by the Executive. This tampering and tinkering infuriated the city council’s presiding officer. The three other city councilors sympathized with the vice mayor and joined him in leaving the LP, the city’s political party in power and the party in power in the national level. To refresh Moreno’s memory, then Gov. Garcia was accused by her vice governor with the same charges the vice mayor and the three city councilors are charging him with. In the Cebu case, the resolution of the vice governor’s complaint took a long time to resolve. In fact, when it NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of the late DOMINICA L. MARATA, consisting of: 1) a parcel of land situated at Poblacion R. T. Romualdez, Agusaan del Norte, under Tax Declaration No. 86-A with PIN No. 053-11-001-01-113 and Cadastral lot No. 33 part Cad-121, containing an area of 1.0000 hectare, more or less; and 2) a parcel of land situated at Poblacion Remedios T. Romualdez, Agusan del Norte, under Tax Declaration No. 91-A, with PIN No. 053-11-001-01-119 and Cadastral lot No. 33 (part) Q-88, containing an area of 1.0000 hectare, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and entered into by decedent Dominica L. Marata’s legitimate and legal heirs, namely, Jessie Marata Pagat, Melchor Lolo Marata, Ulyssis Lolo Marata, and Letecia Marata Labajo, as heirs/ vendors, sold, ceded, transferred and conveyed 10,000 square metersportion of above-mentioned parcels of land unto vendee Engracia G. Niñofranco for and in consideration of P100,000.00, per Doc. No. 622; Page No. 125; Book No. 8; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jose B. Guibone, Notary Public at Butuan City with PTR No. 0557054 – 1-04-13 until December 31, 2013. MDN: Aug. 1, 8 & l5, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DONATION Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late DOMINADOR DOROG, who died on August 19, 2010 in Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; the deceased owned a parcel of land identified and described as follows: OCT NO. P-14843 (Lot No. 248, Cad-698, C-1, situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Lugait province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of THIRTY ONE THOUSAND THIRTY (31,030) sq.m., more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DONATION, executed by: Lucia Butanas Dorog, legal age, Filipino, widow; Elnora D. Garilao, (Ceasar Dorog, deceased) represented by Anita Dorog, Henry B. Dorog, Alice B. Dorog, Ofelia D. Thompson, Renato B. Dorog, Nilo B. Dorog, Marilou B. Dorog, Conception D. Timtim, Arnel B. Dorog, Jude B. Dorog, all of legal age, Filipinos, residents of Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon herein called the HeirsDonors; IN FAVOR OF Fe D. Dorog, legal age, Filipino, single, resident of Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon hereincalled the Heir – Donee; are the children and only legal heirs (except Lucia B. Dorog the surviving wife). The Heirs-Donors being all of legal age, have hereby settle and adjudicate among themselves the ownership and possession of the subject lot, and by these same presents DONATE, WAIVE, RELINQUISH, CEDE, CONVEY and transfer the ownership and possession of the aforecited land in favor of the DONEE, her heirs and assigns, for and in consideration of the love, care and upkeep rendered by the Donee to their widowed mother, Lucia B. Dorog. As per Doc. No. 88, Page No. 18, Book No. 44, Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. FELIX D. LACUBTAN. MDN: AUG. 1, 8 & 15, 2013

was finally resolved, he was in his eternal resting place already. But the death of the vice governor did not prevent the Office of the President from suspending Garcia from office for six months for grave abuse of discretion. Moreno should be wary because even if he belongs to the LP, if push becomes a shove, he may not be accorded any favor by his party mates in the national level anymore because of the precedent the Garcia case had established. Besides, Moreno should do some introspection why this early his political leadership is already challenged. I don’t want to believe the vice mayor as well as the three city councilors did not ponder hard before finally making their decision. I even would like to believe this is a calculated move on their part with all the ramifications duly studied. Is Moreno losing grip of the reins of leadership? Apparently if due consideration is given this development which is politically unsavory to him. Can he still recover from this setback? Only time can tell. But given his inability to immediately solve the Aug. 6 bombing incident in the city where eight lives were

claimed, bouncing back from this political setback may become a tall order for him. Moreno should understand that the city is a very much different political landscape to the one he had when he was still governor. In the city now, his every move is always captured by the media radar. Everything is already on air even before he could make or issue his own reaction to any issue. The media’s vigilance in the city, by the way, is one good reason why it’s right to report anything of great importance to the public should never be curtailed. The media, we should remember is one of society’s institutional consciences. It is media that help ferret out the truth in a society where its leaders, political, business and even social, do their best to hide the truth from the public eye. In this regard, public pressure against any move by politicians to put a limit, to put a cap on how far media could exercise their right under the press freedom principle should be made to reach critical mass. We should not be complacent with this issue because the death of press freedom is the death of democracy itself. Just remember how Mar-

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Many field of activity, research is the open sesame to progress. Teaching as a progressive, growing science should receive a steady supply of nourishment from research. The teacher of today, in order to keep pace with the thrusts in teaching and learning and remain attuned

to the rapidly changing times. The teacher needs research, not only for his own personal growth but also to others in experimenting with various techniques, approaches and methods and to test the advantage of one over the others.

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Title No. P-1534 Lot No. 5863-A, Csd-10-000719-D “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot N.-5863-A), Csd-10-000719-D being a portion of Lot No. 5863, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the District of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of SIXTEEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT (16,698) square meters, more or less. 12. Transfer Certificate of Title No. 116322 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-E, Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (453) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 13. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116323 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-F, Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (453) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 14. Tax Declaration No. G-138522 “A PARCEL OF LAND with Cadastral Lot No. 3140 C-5 situated at Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City. Consisting of 1,5952 hectares. 15. Certificate of Stewardship No. 2003121 situated in Sitio Kulago, Barangay Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of 1.85 hectares, more or less. is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION, made and entered into by and among: 1. YOLANDA P. MABUNAY, Filipino, of legal age, widow and a resident of Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines; and 2. MA. OME P. MABUNAY, Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines; 3. REY P. MABUNAY, Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, 4. MARICHU P. MABUNAY-DAMASING, Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of No. 149 Paclar St., 6th Division, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, the parties hereto, who are all legal age, are the sole and only heirs of the decedent, being his surviving spouse and children. TO: 1) YOLANDA P. MABUNAY: (a.) 1-Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-4079 – (490) square meters, more or less (b.) 2-Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-26568 – (112) square meters, more or less (c.) 3-Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo P-5127: (Lot No. 43029-F, CSD-10-015075-D) – (1,184) square meters, more or less (d.) Tax Declaration No. G-138522 – 1.5952 hectares, (e.) Certificate of Stewardship No. 2003121 – 1.85 hectares, more or less TO: 2) MA OME P. MABUNAY: (a) 4-Original Certificate of Title No. 1469: Lot No. 1, Sgs-10-000057, (26,005) square meters, more or less, (b) 5- Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116324 – (453) square meters, more or less (c) 6-Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-206384 – (226) square meters, more or less TO: 3) REY P. MABUNAY: (a) 7-Original Certificate of Title No. O-532 – (40,951) square meters, more or less (b) 8-Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116326 – (2,682) square meters, more or less, (c) 9-Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116181 – (2,682) square meters, more or less, (d) 10-Transfer Certificate of Title of Title No. T-123179 – (8,585) square meters, more or less TO: 4) MARICHU P. MABUNAY-DAMASING: (a) 1-11- Original Certificate of Title No. P-1534: Lot No. 5863-A, Csd-10-000719-D - (16,698) square meters, more or less (b) 12-Transfer Certificate of Title No. 116322: - (453) square meters, more or less (c) 13Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116323: - (453) square meters, more or less. As per Doc. No. 346; Page No. 70; Book No. 41; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. EDGARDO Y. RAAGAS.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late BUENAVENTURA A. MABUNAY, who died on November 4, 2012, at the time of his death, left certain properties situated at Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, more particularly described as follows: I – REAL PROPERTIES 1. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-4079 “A parcel of land (Lot 3975-A of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-29673, being a portion of Lot 3975 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan, LRC (GLRO) Record No. 1575 (Case No. 23), situated in the Dist. Of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY (490) square meters, more or less. 2. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-26568 “A parcel of land (Lot 3975-B-1, Psd-10-000739, being a portion of Lot 3975-B, (LRC) Psd-29673, situated in the District of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWELVE (112) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 3. Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo P-5127 (Lot No. 43029-F, CSD-10-015075-D) “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot No. 44624, CAD 237 (Lot No. 43029-F, CSD-10015075-D) situated at Barrio Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY-FOUR (1,184) square meters, more or less. 4. Original Certificate of Title No. P-1469 Lot No. 1, Sgs-10-000057 “A parcel of land, Lot 1, Sgs-10-000057, being a portion of Lot 3140, Cad. 237, Cagayan Cadastre, situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of TWENTY SIX THOUSAND FIVE (26,005) SQUARE METERS. 5. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116324 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-G), Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (453) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 6. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-206384 (Lot 3980-H-1, PSD-10-054750, Portion of Lot 3980-H, PSD-10-026849, Surveyed for YOLANDA PABILLARAN MABUNAY, Land Use: Residential, Location: Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro, Area: TWO HUNDRED TWENTY SIX (226) Square Meters, more or less. 7. Original Certificate of Title No. O-532 “A parcel of land (Lot 3173 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan plan Ap-21678, LRCase No. N-417, LRC Record No. N-38881), situated in the District of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FORTY THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY ONE (40,951) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 8. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116326 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-I, Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO (2,682) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 9. Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-116181 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-B, Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad 237, Cagayan Cadastre), situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO (2,682) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 10. Transfer Certificate of Title of Title No. T-123179 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 3980-C, Psd-10-026849, being a portion of Lot 3980, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the Barrio of Pagatpat, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of EIGHT THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY FIVE (8,585) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 11. Original Certificate of

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tial Rule during the Marcos dictatorship stifled press freedom and in the process killed democracy itself. Every freedom-loving citizen should make a stand against any curtailment of the right of media to exercise press freedom. Now going back to Moreno, he should realize any misstep he makes is immediately reported by media hence the need for him to always walk in the path of righteousness. Add to the media’s vigilance and active participation in the shaping of public opinion the cyber media, the netizens. Moreno should thus be extra careful in handling the issue brought about by the desertion of the vice mayor and three councilors from his fold and the politically disastrous bombing incident. He could not just brush aside these issues because everyone through the media is watching every step he makes with regard these issues. The good mayor should realize these are big tests to his ability and capability to run effectively and efficiently the affairs of the city. He can’t afford not to live up to the task that in the first place he sought from the people. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. This can also be read at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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I am sure the TV network could have done a greater public service if it mentioned the brand, to warn people against eating meat loaf, or any other product, coming from the company that made them. As it is, the death of two women arising from eating contaminated food is a public interest case that warrants identification of the offending brand or the company that produced the food. The health and safety of the eating public is much more important than the reputation and good standing of a food manufacturing or processing company, even if that company happens to be an advertiser paying millions of pesos in advertising or commercial revenues. -oooMIKAELA FUDOLIG: BE BRAVE: I am sharing here portions of the 2007 graduation speech of then 16-year old Mikaela Irene Fudolig, a summa cum laude with a degree of BS Physics from the University of the Philippines. For one reason or another, some fans of Mikaela Irene have been uploading the speech in Facebook. Read on: “… Today, the nation needs brave, defiant pioneers to reverse our nation’s slide to despair. Today, we must call upon the spirit that beat the tracks. Today, we must present an alternative way of doing things. Do NOT just take courage, for courage is not enough. “Instead, be BRAVE! It will take bravery to go against popular wisdom, against the

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clichéd expectations of family and friends. It will take bravery to gamble your future by staying in the country and try to make a prosperous life here. It might help if for a start, we try to see why our Korean friends are flocking to our country. Why, as many of us line up for immigrant visas in various embassies, they get themselves naturalized and settle here. Do they know something we don’t? -oooTAKE NOT THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED: “Do NOT just be strong in your convictions, for strength is not enough. Instead, DEFY the pressure to lead a comfortable, but middling life. Let us lead this country from the despair of mediocrity. Let us not seek to do well, but strive to EXCEL in everything that we do. This, so others will see us as a nation of brains of the highest quality, not just of brawn that could be had for cheap. “Take NOT the road less traveled. Rather, MAKE new roads, BLAZE new trails, FIND new routes to your dreams. Unlike the trackbeaters in campus who see where they’re going, we may not know how far we can go. But if we are brave, defiant searchers of excellence, we will go far. Explore possibilities, that others may get a similar chance. I have tried it myself. And I’m speaking to you now. “But talk is cheap, they say. And so I put my money where my mouth is. Today, I place myself in the service of the University, if it will have me. I would like to teach, to share knowledge, and perhaps to be an example to new UP students in thinking and striving beyond the limits of the possible. This may only be a small disturbance in the grass. But I hope you’ll come with me, and trample a new path. Good evening, everyone…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com ‘ERRATUM’ The Notice of Hearing of NELSON CAYETONA, Under Case No. 2013-10-1013, The exact unit SHUTTLE service on the line; within Bukidnon Province ; OUR APOLOGY; LTFRB-X CDOC

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

JUAN G. YANEZ - Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1372 JAIME E. BONJOC -Vendee 2008-10-1756

JUNNY D. MAHUNYAG - Vendor CASE NO; 2013-10-1364 RICO/LORNA GAPOL –Vendee 2010-10-1634

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APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Baikingon (all in Cagayan)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 13th day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Tumpagon(all in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 12nd day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line;Malaybalay City to Kibawe-Valencia City –Maramag Don Carlos and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application will be considered by this Board on August 22, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 9th day of August, 2013.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROGELIO G. ALCONTIN Applicant/s

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CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) What’s really going on inside you? Today brings the chance to really look deep within yourself and see what you’ve been missing. You may be really surprised -- and you’re not alone!

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Mindanao Daily NEWS

thursday | august 15, 2013

northmin . caraga . davao

Lao, Salcedo say LP remains intact

Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor Mindanao Daily

THE spokesperson of City Mayor Oscar Moreno, chairman of the local Liberal Party, on Wednesday said that the reported split in the Liberal Party at the City Hall here was “democracy in action.” Maricel Casino, the city hall spokesperson, posted on the social network account a reaction to the report headlined in MINDANAO DAILY NEWS issue on Aug. 14, on the reported bolting of administration councillors from the Liberal Party and “disassociation with Moreno.” In her statement, Casino said, that “we don’t look at this as cracks, in fact, this is consistent with what Moreno has been saying (sic) during the campaign that we are going to have a

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or multiple cropping and harvests over a period of 12 to 16 months. According to Councilor Salcedo, output values based on market prices ranging from 80,000 to 90,000 per kilogram are estimated from P220, 000 to P400, 000. The councilor said the data, information and analysis of the pro-

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of our bad habits takes effort, yet one of the greatest freedoms in life is the freedom from bad habits. Ha bit s are l i ke t h e roads we take through life everyday. The problem is that not every road takes us where we need to

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Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9 information officer said the operatives, who were on patrol, intercepted the rice shipment 10:25 p.m. Tuesday after they spotted a wooden-hulled ferry steaming to this city. Huesca said the ferry, M/L Anraiza skippered by Kee Dugasan, was found to

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public and visitors who will join the festivities to cooperate with the security measures being

vibrant, unfettered and free City Council. Councilors who can speak their minds according to their beliefs and principles.” Casino continued: “This is democracy in action. Democracy that even the majority bloc is enjoying now. The people is (sic) now seeing councillors who are not rubber stamps and lapdogs of anyone.” Casino, however, did not confirm or deny the reported party split up in her statement posted on the social network account. On Wednesday this paper tried to reach Casino through a text message to react on the alleged party split up but she did not reply. The same text inquiry was sent to Councilor Roger Abaday who also opted to ignore the question. City Councilors Teodulo Lao and Enrico Salcedo separately denied that they

have bolted the administration’s Liberal Party. Lao, in the social media account, wrote what he said during the city council’s regular session last Monday was a borrowed quote from former President Manuel Quezon’s, “The loyalty of my party ends and the loyalty of my people begins.” Lao’s statement was offshoot of the alleged unauthorized tampering of the appointment papers of legislative workers which could have included appointment of his own staff at the city council Salcedo issued the denial through a radio interview with the 95.7 FM Mellow Touch saying the five administration candidates did not bolt from the LP or have disassociated with Moreno. The controversy exploded when Vice Mayor Ian Acenas, chair of the city council, made a special report on

the altering of the status of appointments that the office of the vice mayor had approved for officers and employees of the legislative council. He said that he had approved the appointment of legislative employees effective July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 but was surprised when it was shortened to one month effective only from July 1 to 31, 2013. According to Acenas, the Human Resource Management Office said that it was Mayor Oscar Moreno who ordered that the appointment be reduced to one month instead. The erasure done on the appointment papers triggered a heated inquiry from both administration councillors who composed the minority group headed by Lao and the majority group headed by Councilor Ramon Tabor.

Both the majority and the minority group at the city council called for an investigation of the scandal fixing of appointments. Moreno admitted that he ordered that the appointment be shortened on a monthly basis as part of the city’s “belt tightening measures.” Tabor, however, described Moreno’s action as an “encroachment” of the executive department on the functions and powers of the legislative department. He said that the local government code clearly stipulates the separate functions, duties, and powers of the executive and the legislative department of the local government unit. Acenas said that under the local government code, the vice mayor has the power to appoint officers and employees of the legislative department, in this case, the city council.

jects are preliminary and are based on unconfirmed reports of concerned local residents. Most of the bangus projects were reportedly implemented and/or managed by local fisherfolk organizations and almost all of the local fisherfolk organizations turned over the proceeds of the harvests or the remaining amounts or balances to their respective barangays, either to

the barangay chair or the barangay council through a kagawad-in-charge, he said in his report. Although the figures are encouraging, proving a good idea and concept, Councilor Salcedo said all of the bangus farming projects were reportedly not sustained. He said most of the fish cages were already dismantled. Others are empty and dilapidated, if not deterio-

rating. “In some barangays, there were claims that fisherfolks did not benefit from the project. Moreover, local fisherfolks in one barangay are not privy to the volume of the harvests since the bangus farm was managed by the barangay council,” he said in his report. Salcedo said these are serious and important concerns that merit attention. Noting that the concept

of the project is laudable, he recommended the replication of its best practices in the coastal barangays of District 1. For her part, Councilor Daba said she did not receive any report about the matter but will call for a meeting and invite the person in charge of the project. Concerned barangay officials and fishery organizations will also be invited, added Councilor Brellita.

go. Actually, our routes through life often become our ruts in life. We end up stuck in them and find it hard to dig ourselves out. That’s why we must change our bad habits as soon as possible before they become our “second nature’.” You s e e, our habits become our character and our character becomes our

life. As one wise person said: “First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” But we humans don’t like to change, do we? So we come up with excuses, like: “I can’t be different; that’s just the way I am.” Or we say: “I was born this way.” And the good ol’ saying: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.”

But that’s just it: we’re not dogs or animals. In fact, we’re the only creatures who have the freedom and power to change and choose the kind of person we become. So what habits do you need to start changing today? You know, there’s one bad habit you need to change first, that will help you change all your

other habits. It’s the habit of living your own way, instead of your Maker’s way. He’s the only one who knows the road to the best, most satisfying life for you. S o today, won’t you ask Jesus Christ to forgive you, and to take full charge of your habits and life? Just Think a Minute.

be carrying at least 3,000 sacks of rice of 25 kilos each that came from Jolo, Sulu. The police official said it was not immediately known who owns the rice except that the vessel belongs to Hadja Nur-in Sain of Zone 3, Barangay Tulay, Jolo. Huesca said the Navy and Coast Guard personnel escorted the ferry to the port of Zamboanga

after Dugasan failed to present documents of the rice shipment. He said the confiscated cargo will be turned over to the BoC after an inventory. Tuesday’s confiscation was so far the fourth after Salazar called on the BoC to prevent the entry of smuggled rice in this city. The first confiscation was last July 25 where 230 sacks of rice of 25 kilos each were intercepted by

the police station 6 at a mini-wharf in Barangay Arena Blanco. It was followed with the confiscation of 2,300 sacks of rice of 25 kilos each with an estimated market value of P1.9 million last August 1 by the local police at a private wharf in Barangay Baliwasan. The third confiscation last Thursday by the local police was also at a private wharf in Baliwasan where

380 sacks of rice of 25 kilos each were seized. Salazar wanted to stop the entry of smuggled rice after receiving reports that rice from neighboring countries has been smuggled to the city at very low prices, to the detriment of the local farmers. Salazar earlier even likened the rice smugglers to farm pests saying “they are eating up the city’s economy.” (MindaNews)

put in place to ensure the safety of merr ymakers. Mayor Ronnel Rivera said that individuals carr ying backpacks will n ot b e a l l owe d i ns i d e t h e ov a l p l a z a , w h e re

major highlights of the festivities are slated to be held. Davao City earlier banned the carr ying of backpacks inside concert venues for t he Kaday-

awan sa Dabaw Festival on August 16. Authorities said that backpacks can be used to carr y bombs. Rivera said that security was among the major

issues being addressed by the city government as the 15th Tuna Festival and the 45th Charter Anniversar y of the city d r a w n e a r. ( B o n g S . Sarmiento/MindaNews)

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Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Strong in spirit Special Gospel of the day: Luke1:57-66,80(August13, 2013-Tuesday)Luke1:5766-Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spake, and praised God. And all they that heard [them] laid [them] up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. Luke 1:80-And the child grew, and waxed “strong in spirit,” and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel:In our gospel for today, we can see that St. Elizabeth delivered John the Baptist after 9 months. In Wisdom7:12-a child can live only 9 months in a woman’s womb. This scenario is reminding us, that all of us soon, will be delivered to our different destinations, “Heaven, Purgatory and Hell.” Take note, “John was born for a reason” and this is our lives here on earth that all of us have “individual purpose” in our existence.” In Ephesians 2:10-For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Are you doing good? Remember that, “Serving God is the fulfillment of our existence.” SPONSORED:Neneth Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request


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Environment

EDITOR: CHENG ORDOÑEZ Email: cheng.ordonez@gmail.com

thursday | august 15, 2013

Tawantawan seeks active support of LGUs in anti-illegal logging, mining campaigns

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agayan de Oro City. Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10 (DENR 10) has called on the local government units (LGUs) to actively support anti-illegal logging and mining campaign being waged by DENR and its partners in Northern Mindanao. This call was made by Director Tawantawan during the meeting of the Regional Anti-illegal Logging Task Force composed of DENR, DILG 10, military and police which was held here recently. The active participation of the LGUs will further boost our campaign against illegal logging and illegal mining in the region, Director Tawantawan said. The members of the Task Force have requested the regional DILG to issue a memorandum urging the

LGUs to support the campaign against illegal logging, and mining. Director Tawantawan further said that deputation of military and police personnel as forest protection officers will be undertaken to further strengthen the anti-illegal logging campaign. Earlier, military and police personnel have been deputized by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, Region 10 (MGB 10) in its anti-illegal mining campaign. It can be recalled that President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Executive Order No. 23 declaring a moratorium in the cutting and harvesting of timber in natural and residual forests nationwide, and creating an Anti-Illegal Logging Task Force. “While we are intensifying our campaign against illegal loggers and miners, we are also looking into alternative livelihood for affected communities”, Director Tawantawan

added. During the same meeting the task force agreed to request the Regional Philippine National Police Director to also instruct the provincial and municipal commanders to strengthen the forest protection activities to stop if not prevent illegal cutting and transport of naturally growing trees in their respective areas of jurisdiction. It was reported during the meeting that from January to June 2013, the DENR 10 together with the military, police, other concerned agencies and civil society organizations have confiscated a total of 65,940.48 board feet of forest products consisting of logs, lumber, flitches and logbolts. These confiscations were undertaken in the provinces of Bukidnon with 15,115.6 bd ft of forest products and 5 units of vehicle, Camiguin with .11 cubic meter logs with 1 chainsaw, Lanao del Norte with 16,044.16

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bd ft of forest products and 3 units vehicle, Misamis Occidental with 22.22 cubic meters of forest products and 1 vehicle, Misamis Oriental with 24,549.6 bd ft of forest products with 2 units motorcycle and 1 vehicle. Present during the meeting which was presided by Director Tawantawan were representatives from the DILG 10; 4th Infantry Division, Philippine Army; Philippine National Police of Northern Mindanao; 55 Infantry Battalion, Ist Infantry Division of the Philippine Army and other units of the military. (DENR-RPAO # 08-259-2013)

US gov’t supports re-development of typhoonDENR 10 information officers swept banana industry in ComVal COMPOSTELA VALLEY— Banana growers in this once thriving agricultural province are still struggling to get back on their feet months after Typhoon Pablo swept about 40 percent of their production areas and plantations. Exporters are having difficulty meeting delivery commitments to prime markets and have delayed banana shipments to the U.S. for almost half a year. “Losses to banana exporters due to Pablo have exceeded Php1 billion. We have been forced to stop shipments to some areas,” said Bing Delos Reyes of the Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA). Banana is the country’s second largest agricultural export industry and Compostela Valley is responsible for about 14 percent of total production. In the last quarterly assessment released by the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, banana production, which had steadily risen in recent years, posted declining figures owing significantly to the 16 percent drop in Davao Region’s output following Typhoon Pablo. U.S. Embassy Manila’s United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Gloria D. Steele said, “Closer coordination among industry leaders, government and donor agencies, is important to accelerate the rehabilitation of banana production areas and restore livelihoods in the area.” “Helping farmers in Compostela Valley regain traction and preparing the local industry for the potential effects of climate change will directly impact the country’s overall export competitiveness,” Director Steele added. To this end, USAID, in partnership with the provincial and municipal governments of Compostela Valley and the Department of Agriculture (DA), organized a provincewide banana industry forum to harmonize rehabilitation

efforts, showcase alternative crops, and promote climate change-adaptive farming systems and technologies. The activity is part of the U.S. Government’s Php201 million (US$5 million) Typhoon Pablo disaster recovery assistance, implemented by USAID in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Some 180 local growers, representatives of private firms, cooperatives and government line agencies participated in the dialogue. Major banana exporters operating in the area, including Dole, SumiFru, Dizon Farms and the Mindanao Banana Farmers and Exporters Association (MBFEA), presented their plantation rehabilitation plans and discussed related concerns with farmers and contract growers. “We are grateful that the government and organizations such as USAID have taken an active role in bridging concerned parties,” Delos Reyes said. For its part, the DA reported on the progress of the government’s cash for work initiative and provision of farm inputs and tools, which has so far benefited more than 4,000 growers in the province. The agency also committed to increase its level of assistance to small scale banana producers. The DA’s Bureau of Plant Industry also updated participants on the development of technologies to combat the Panama disease (Fusarium Wilt), which has threatened the industry since late 2011, and has affected several banana farms in Compostela Valley and neighboring provinces. Meanwhile, the government-owned Land Bank of the Philippines discussed its financing window designed to help growers fund the rehabilitation or expansion of their production areas. The bank also encouraged farmers to plant corn, cacao, cardava banana and cassava as alter-

native income sources while banana production areas are undergoing rehabilitation. “This forum was very helpful. With so many people’s livelihood affected, we appreciate all the assistance we can get,” said Bernadette San Juan, Assistant Regional Director of DA Regional Field Unit XI. “We welcome the support of USAID which complements DA’s post-Pablo rehabilitation effort.” Participants agreed that it was important to enable the immediate revitalization of damaged production areas, coordinate with government on the delivery of assistance to growers, assist growers in accessing farm inputs for the cultivation of alternative crops, and collaborate on the pilottesting of control measures for the fusarium disease. “Malaki ang nawala sa amin. Sa tulong ng mga ahensya tulad ng DA at USAID, nabigyan kami ng mga farm inputs at training. Umaangat na ang aming kabuhayan. [We lost a lot. But with the help of DA and USAID, we were given farm inputs and training. We are now moving forward.],” said Alexander De Jesus, a local farmer. The U.S. Government’s ongoing disaster recovery assistance also includes the establishment of techno-demo farms in the hardest hit municipalities in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. These farms will showcase short-term cash crops such as corn and vegetables that can help increase food sufficiency, augment incomes and strengthen the climate resilience of affected communities. Other climate change adaptive technologies such as protective cropping, integrated pest management and vermi-composting will also be featured as alternatives to minimizing the effects of unfavorable weather conditions and reducing over-all production costs among farmers. USAID-GEM

participate Exhibit, Poster Designing Training-workshop

The information officers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 successfully completed an Exhibit and Poster Designing Training-Workshop on August 1-2, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City. The training aimed to equip the respective Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and sectoral information officers with the necessary skills and knowledge on Exhibit and Poster Designing. Regional Technical Director (RTD) for Land

Management Ser vices (LMS) Paquito Melicor Jr. in his message challenged the participants to apply and practice what they have learned in the training-workshop. He distributed the certificates of completion to the participants. He represented the Regional Executive Director (RED) Ruth M. Tawantawan during the closing program. At the same time, OIC, Chief Maria Theresa Allen of Planning and Management Division (PMD) said that the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) workshoptraining is very useful in promoting and disseminating DENR programs

and projects to people effectively. Maria Lapertina Madridano of the Regional Public Affairs Office (RPAO) lectured on the basic of poster and exhibit designing using the Adobe Illustrator and Sketch-up. Each participant was given a chance to make their own poster that was placed on their by group output of Exhibit design. Updates on the IEC campaign of the DENR 10 was presented by OIC, Chief of RPAO, Lina Calvez. The trainingworkshop was spearheaded by the RPAO with the Human Resource Development (HRD).

Arial view of the two-hectare solar facility of Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company (CEPALCO) in Barangay Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City taken Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011. The facility produces enough electricity from the sun to light 200 houses in nearby Barangay Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City. The company's plan to build a bigger 50-hectare solar facility in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental has been derailed by indecision from the Energy Regulatory Board. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas


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