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AVAO City--The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte has managed to have the two sets of board of directors and management

officials of two conflicting electric cooperatives see eye-to-eye to answer issues during its regular session. Presiding officer Vice Governor Victorio Suaybagu-

io Jr said during the session’s question hour that all the legislative department and Governor Rodolfo del Rosario wanted was to know the real situation of the Davao del


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Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) and find solution to the problem for the good of the member-consumers in Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley.

Daneco has been wracked with two factions, comparatively called now as DanecoNEA (National Electrification Administration) and Daneco-CDA (Cooperative


Development Authority) fighting it out in courts and in their separate operations and collection activities for legitimacy and dominance coops | page 11

2,000 applies for jobs during the Davao ‘Kalayaan’ job fair DAVAO City--The Kalayaan jobs-fair here yielded a total of 2,000 applicants as of midday on Independence Day. Joseph Vingno, Labor and Employment Officer III of the Labor and Employment XI, said a partial 168 applicants have filed their application for overseas employment while another partial 629

applicants submitted their documents for local employment. He said young applicants comprise the large number due to the surge of fresh college graduates this year. Lawyer Jeoffrey Suyao, director of the Department of Labor and Employment XI, job | page 11

Poverty remains a threat to freedom: Davao Mayor Sara DAVAO City--Flag-raising and wreathlaying ceremonies, Kalayaan-jobs fair and a static interactive display of military activities highlighted the 115th Independence Day Celebration in Davao City on Wednesday. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio led the

flag-raising ceremony and the offering of flowers before the monument of the national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. Local government officials, representatives from the regional and national line agencies, members of the National poverty | page 11

cONSTRUCTION WORK - Workers prepare the road for concreting along Quezon Blvd, Davao City on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Aside from concreting, drainage canals are also being improved

Outgoing Davao mayor spell failures of her administration

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio talks to the members of the media shortly before her last State of the City Address on Tuesday, June 11 at the Sangguniang Panglungsod building. Duterte, the first female mayor of the city, will end her three-year term on June 30. MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More

DAVAO City--Breaking tradition of government officials trumpeting glowing accomplishments, exiting Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio spelled out projects and programs that she failed to implement in her three-year term as mayor of Mindanao’s premier metropolis, in her State of the City Address (SoCA) at the Davao City Council on Tuesday. Reading from a 12-page prepared SoCA, Mayor Duterte-

Carpio enumerated the major projects left undone during her term: tenement housing, wasteto-energy garbage disposal system and the mass transit program. She hoped the next city administration would pursue the projects. Mayor Duterte-Carpio will bow out of office on July 1. Her father mayor-elect Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be back to the post he previously held for

nearly two decades. Her brother Councilor Paolo Duterte was elected as vice mayor. Mayor Duterte-Carpio emphasized the need for the three major unimplemented projects she hoped should be pursued vigorously after her, to explain why she started off her 70-minute SoCA by giving import to the projects. The implementation of the projects “(was) our journey spell | page 11

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Davao Norte elderly get updates on rights, privileges

DAVAO City--Elderly people still have a pivotal role to play in the progress of our country and they do not surrender their rights and privileges when they reached retirement age. Such is the theme of the forum on Senior Citizen’s Rights and Concerns being held as integral part of the Friday outreach missions of the Convergence for Peace and Development program in the far-flung and depressed areas of the province of Davao del Norte. Former Department of Energy (DOE) assistant secretary Leonilo Lariosa, consultant of the Council of the Elderly, known as the A.C.H.I.E.V.E.R.S.(Active, Caring, Happy, Inspired, Energetic, Volunteers for the Elderlies’ Welfare, Rights and PrivilegeS), said older people all the same have much to offer provided that they are given the opportunity to live longer and healthier. “We are telling our fellow citizens in isolated and disadvantaged communities that life does not end at 60 and that they still have much to offer,” he said. After the senior citizens have availed of the generous health, medical, social, and other services at the convergence, Lariosa’s group gives them orientation on the provisions of Republic Act 9994 or the Expanded Senior

Citizens Act of 2010 that grants additional benefits and special privileges to order persons. He said that since the law is relatively new, it is important that the elderly, especially those in the remote barangays, become familiar with the provisions of the law, particularly the benefits that are entitled to them.

These benefits include the grant of 20 percent discount and exemption from the value-added tax on the sale of goods and services, such as medicines and medical supplies, use of medical facilities, professional services, public transportation, restaurants, hotels, and the likes. Lariosa even provides lecture on healthy life-

style, essential to keep their minds sharp and their bodies active to prevent diseases due to ageing. In support to Governor Rodolfo Del Rosario’s P.E.O.P.L.E. agenda, the Office of Senior Citizens Af fairs organize d t he A.C.H.I.E.V.E.R.S., which now gives advises to the governor on matters concerning the promotion of

the well-being, rights and privileges of older persons in the province. “The mission of our group is to give our fellow elderly the opportunity to live longer, happier, as well as, ever ALIVE,” he concluded, spelling out their battlecry for an Active, Lively, Inspired and Vibrant Elderly sector. PNA WIRES

MORE JOBLESS DAVAOEÑOS? Lawyer Erwin Alparaque, head of Davao City’s Human Resource Management Office, reveals Thursday that co-terminous employees will possibly be affected upon the assumption of mayorelect Rodrigo Duterte this July. He added the revocation of about 10,000 job orders and contract workers will lie on the hands of the incoming local chief executive although department heads are required to submit their recommendation on who will be retained or reinstated. ( photo by Medel V. Hernani)

Air Force assigns reservists to flood-prone Dvo Norte towns CARMEN, Davao del Norte

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reservists who will help respond to disasters and calamities. At the Independence Day rites here, Lt. Col. Francisco Tadios, commander of the 7th Air Reserved Center of PAF based in Sasa, Davao City, turned over to Mayor Marcelino Perandos the new Air Force reservists who recently underwent a 30-day training. During the ceremony, Perandos called on interested individuals to join the PAF reservists rank which will start another round of training on July 1. In an interview, Tadios reservists | page 11

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Mobile browsing, Globe’s fastest-growing product line

Surpassing growth of its postpaid and broadband businesses In light of the increasing smartphone penetration in the country and growing popularity of internet access via the mobile phone, Globe Telecom looks at its mobile browsing business to bolster business growth and sustain momentum amidst an increasingly competitive and mature mobile market. According to Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu, the company’s mobile browsing segment became the fastest-growing product line in Globe in the first quarter of 2013 with a robust double-digit growth in revenues year-on-year, outpacing the already phenomenal revenue growth of its postpaid and broadband businesses. Mobile browsing and other data revenues now account for 13 percent of total mobile revenues, up from 12 percent in the fourth quarter in 2012 and 10 percent in the first quarter in 2012. Responding to the growing demand for instant access to social networking accounts on mobile, Globe beefed up its mobile browsing plans SuperFB for prepaid subscribers and AstigFB for TM subscribers by offering longer denomination variants at a much affordable price. For only P15, Globe prepaid and TM subscribers can now enjoy unlimited access to Facebook on mobile for two days. The one-day variant is available for P10.

For users who browse other sites aside from Facebook, Globe boosted its data plan offerings with PowerSurf Megabytes, or mobile browsing plans that give prepaid and postpaid subscribers bulk megabytes (MB) of mobile data that is consumable per kilobyte (KB). With PowerSurf MB, subscribers only pay for actual data used. This means subscribers can comfortably leave their mobile data connection enabled and enjoy features like push notifications or background syncing without accumulating an expensive bill. Prepaid subscribers can choose from the following affordable PowerSurf plans: 20MB for P15 valid for 1 day, 50MB for P30 also valid for 1 day, and 100MB for P50 valid for 3 days. Prepaid and Postpaid subscribers looking for plans with higher MB allocation and longer validity can avail of the following 30-day PowerSurf variants: 50MB for only P99, 300 MB for only P299, and 1GB for only P499. Finally, first-time users can take advantage of the telco’s Plan Profiler and Device Simulator available on the Globe Mobile Internet portal ( to learn more about mobile browsing. The Data Plan Profiler (http:// provides questions for users to find

out their total mobile data usage and the perfect data plan based on their profile and needs. On one hand, the Device Simulator ( device-simulator) allows users to set-up mobile internet access such as e-mail configuration, managing push notifications, syncing social networking accounts, and manually adjust settings. “We are happy to see how our mobile browsing business has grown and how our offers have seen strong take-up among subscribers,” said Jenny Granada-Echevarria, Head of Globe Mobile Data Services. Echevarria added: “Gone are the days when mobile browsing is feared by many because of billshock or the lack of understanding on how it works.” She said: “With the growing penchant of Filipinos for smartphones and instant internet access, we are seeing a bright potential for mobile browsing as the next big thing for Globe and the industry in general.” Providing strong backend support to its mobile browsing offers is the completion of the first phase of the company’s massive network modernization program. To date, over 60 percent of the Globe network is already running on 4G HSPA+ which provides faster mobile browsing experience for customers.


Brigada Eskwela (A teacher’s diary)

By Jocelyn A. Tala Teacher III Lorenso Tan Elementary School

One of the thrust of the Department of Education (DepEd) to ensure that everything’s ready before the pupils and students are back to school for a new school year is the implementation of the Brigada Eskwela scheme. As a teacher, I’m into this scheme since it does show that the education sector is of much concern to the welfare of the pupils and students not only in giving quality education but to other aspects as well. Brigada Eskwela entitles the teachers, parents, stakeholders, and school official to clean school grounds, to repaint classrooms, to ensure classroom safety measures, and to fix everything in general before the classes start. This year, public schools across the country have already conducted Brigada Eskwela just in time before the classes were officially opened on June 3. Public school teachers were hand-in-hand in making sure that their pupils and students are of safety and comfy. With, I would like to commend the efforts exerted by the Department of Education in implementing schemes like this, and above all the public school teachers who have sacrificed their summer getaways just to provide extra service to the parents and their pupils and students alike. And now that school year 2013-2014 has been officially commenced and that it was successful, kudos to the officials of the education sector and to all teachers who never failed to guide and teach our pupils and students, and to the parents who have worked also with us, with full support. Cheers to all and again to a fruitful school year 2013-2014. Advertorial



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Chevrolet Celebrates Dad’s Day with treats and exclusive offers. When you think of a car brand that can be associated with Dads and families, one brand that will pop in your mind is Chevrolet. With over 100 years of automotive heritage, Chevrolet has catered to families all over the world and has proven its quality and durability. Chevrolet knows how much you care and work hard for your family every single day. Every one of their cars is designed around your needs. From the nippy city cars to the 7-seat SUVs, every Chevrolet model features great safety, clever storage compartments and no-nonsense good looks to match your style and a 5-year warranty for that extra piece of mind. To celebrate Father’s Day, The Covenant Car Company Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines, has

come up with the Chevrolet Dad’s Day Blowout promo to show appreciation to all fathers and their families. Treat yourself or your dad by visiting selected dealerships from June 9 to June 16 to avail of their limited offers for the Chevrolet Dad’s Day Blowout promo. Treats for dads begin upon entering Chevrolet showrooms because you will be offered to have your car washed for FREE. While waiting for your ride to get cleaned up, you can test drive some of their new Chevrolet cars or have your current car appraised to make it easier for you to trade up and upgrade to a brand new Chevrolet. Now, who doesn’t want an outright cash discount? If you come and visit their dealers and decide to get your dream Chevrolet car within the promo period, big savings are in store for you. That’s P10,000 off the price

for a Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Orlando or Colorado 4x2. These treats for Dads are on top of the current Power to Choose promo low - down payment financing offers on selected models. To top all that, every Spark, Sonic, Cruze, Orlando and Colorado 4x2 that will be reserved within the promo period and delivered within the month shall come with a limited edition Chevrolet Centennial watch. This limited edition Chevy watch bears a Bumblebee Camaroinspired sporty design – an exclusive treat only for new Chevrolet owners. With all those discounts and freebies, there’s no doubt that this is the best time to buy a Chevy. Celebrate with Chevrolet as they honor the most important men of our lives. Hurry now to the nearest Chevrolet dealer and don’t miss the chance to grab these amazing offers. Again, this promo is from June 9 to June 16, 2013 only. Visit now or Chevrolet Philippines on Facebook for more information or simply call their hotline no. 846-CHEV (2438). To know more about Chevrolet Philippines TCCCI, just log on to www. or check out Chevrolet Philippines on Facebook or simply visit any of its nineteen (19) dealer-

ships nationwide. About Chevrolet Founde d in Detroit in 1911,

Chevrolet is celebrating its centennial as a global automotive brand. Last year, about 4.25 million Chevrolets were sold in more than 120 countries or one every 6.6 seconds. Chevrolet provides consumers with fuel-efficient, safe and reliable vehicles that deliver high quality, expressive design, spirited performance and value. The full range of Chevrolet vehicles such as the large SUV Chevrolet Suburban that’s worthy of its title as the longest running nameplate in the automotive history, the thinking-man’s subcompact, the Chevrolet Aveo; the Philippine Car Of The Year for 2010-2011, the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan; the iconic and ultimate American muscle car, the Chevrolet Camaro; the mini-passenger car with a

massive attitude, the Chevrolet Spark; the ultimate luxury crossover, the Chevrolet Traverse; the 7-seater multi-purpose vehicle, the Chevrolet Orlando; as well as the newly launched midsize pick-up truck, the AllNew Chevrolet Colorado as well as the newly launched 7-seater mid-size Diesel SUV, Chevrolet Trailblazer; reiterates its global strengths and highlights its many facets, capabilities and extensive reach catering to the public’s mobility needs. Chevrolet Philippines The Covenant Car Company Incorporated is the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the Philippines. Chevrolet Philippines is located at the 5th Floor, ALCO Building, 391 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, 1209 Makati City.

Chevrolet has nineteen (19) dealer partners in the Philippines - Chevrolet Alabang, Chevrolet Baliuag, Chevrolet Commonwealth, Chevrolet Greenhills-EDSA, Chevrolet North-EDSA, Chevrolet Otis-Manila, Chevrolet Pasig, Chevrolet Quezon Avenue, Chevrolet Shaw, Chevrolet Bacolod, Chevrolet Cagayan de Oro, Chevrolet Cebu, Chevrolet Dagupan, Chevrolet Davao, Chevrolet Iloilo, Chevrolet Laguna, Chevrolet Nueva Ecija, Chevrolet Pampanga and soon-to-open, Chevrolet Tacloban and Chevrolet Makati. For more information, you may visit www. or reach Ms. Bel B. Laureola, Senior Manager for Marketing and Customer Services at telephone numbers 519-6001, 899-8496, 899-5164 local 532 and email address at bel.

YANGON -- Tourism ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are committed to implementing tourism standards for the region and a common regional visa to ease travel barriers and boost tourism sector growth by up to 20 percent, according to the ongoing World Economic Forum earlier. “We are trying to promote ASEAN as a destination by including two to three stops in one package,” a news release quoted Mari Elka Pangestu, minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, as saying. The travel and tourism sector offers Myanmar an important opportunity to create jobs and boost employability, the release said. Myanmar is also committed to boosting intra-regional trade with a common visa for ASEAN nationals to be made available in 2014, it said, adding that in the midst of an economic metamorphosis, the tourist sector is playing an important role in boosting

Myanmar’s urban and rural economies. “Last year Myanmar received 1.06 million visitors. This year, we have been receiving visitors with a growth of 40 percent, but we want to get more,” noted U Htay Aung, Myanmar Minister of Hotels and Tourism, according to the statement. Anthony F. Fernandes, group chief executive officer of AirAsia Malaysia and also a co-chair of the WEF on East Asia, said that Myanmar must consider how it wants to market its unique destinations, pointing out that with the availability of low-cost travel, young people are the drivers of growth in ASEAN’s tourist sector. The 22nd World Economic Forum on East Asia, hosted by Myanmar for the first time, was formally opened at Myanmar International Convention Center in the country’s new capital of Nay Pyi Thursday. At the forum, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia and the Philippines

agreed to work on ASEAN Common Smart Visa and signed the Statement of Intent on SMART Visa. The four countries expressed their intention to collaborate with relevant government agencies and other stakeholders to facilitate travel in the region by developing a common smart visa system. The forum was inaugurated by Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, Myanmar President U Thein Sein, Vietnamese PrimeMinister Nguyen Tan Dung and Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong. The three-day forum includes several separate sessions covering agenda of acceleration of ASEAN integration and dialogue with Myanmarbusinesses and energy development. The forum, under the theme “Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration,” brings together over 900 participants including over 500 business leaders from 55 countries and the host country. (PNA/Xinhua)

ASEAN ministers committed to boost tourism growth

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 meets the Sun!


hen the Samsung Galaxy SIII was released early last year, everyone knew how big of a deal it was. After all, it was widely considered as the most powerful phone of its time, well ahead of any other phone out there and soon it became clear that the Samsung Galaxy SIII was THE phone to beat of 2012. It seems like only yesterday when the Samsung Galaxy SIII dominated the market. But now, as a follow-up to the most p ow e r f u l s m a r tp h on e ever, Samsung released the Samsung Galaxy S4, which, by the looks of it, is guaranteed to blow our minds with its multitude of functions and sheer power. While not deviating too much from the SIII designwise, the S4 improves on its predecessor where it matters most – the display and the insides. The screen on the S4 is only marginally larger than the SIII – just 0.2 A large map of the Philippines made out of Vjandep Pastels was unveiled during inches larger. the SM City CDO celebration of Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2013. Where it massively photo by shaun alejandrae yap uy improves on is the resolution, with the S4 now sporting a full HD 1080p Super AMOLED display. A mouthful perhaps, but you can be sure that you will get an eyeful once you get to experience just

how vibrant the screen on the S4 is. Speaking of mouthfuls, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.9gHz quad-core processor , coupled with 2GB of RAM is responsible for the sorcery that goes in inside the unit. The S4 can do dozens of resource-intensive apps just like that, without even slowing down one tiny bit. This is also made easier by the stylish TouchWiz user interface that Samsung has installed in their latest flagship model, seamlessly putting together apps and other functions and making it easier for the user to access them, much more so than the SIII and any other phone out there. Of course, for the phone to do this, it would need to have an incredible battery as well. Thankfully, the 2600 mAh Li-Ion battery could last you a long time even with heavy use. For the camera, Samsung has done something that has never been done before – the ability to take photos and videos on both the front and back cameras simultaneously and at the same 1080p resolution. The 13megapixel backfacing camera stands out in particular, with a bunch of features that separates it from basic point-and-

click ones. An awesome phone like this can only be made better with plans that are stacked to the bone. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is available under for free Sun Cellular’s Plan 1799, which includes unlimited mobile internet, unlimited texts to ALL networks, and 100 minutes of Sun calls. The S4 is also available for free under Sun Cellular Plan 1599, which also includes unlimited mobile internet, as well as 500 texts to all networks and 5 minutes of Sun Calls. How’s that for value? With this, it is ver y obvious that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is an absolute beast, and will still prove to be the phone to beat this 2013. You can only wonder as to what the future holds for the Galaxy line, because the Samsung Galaxy S4 is as close to a perfect smartphone as you can get. For more information on these and other services that Sun Cellular offers, log on to www.suncellular. You can also check for updates by logging on to their official Facebook page: or on Twitter: Sun Cellular is a member of the PLDT Group.

SM City CDO executives, together with Department of Tourism 10 Regional Director Catalino Chan III and Department of Labor and Employement 10 Regional Director Attorney Johnson Cañete, unveil the Philippine Flag made out of more than 1000 pieces of cupcakes - made by the Culinary Institute of the Philippines. This is a part of SM City’s Philippine Independence Day celebration. photo by shaun alejandrae yap uy

Selected SM City Cagayan de Oro employees join in the celebration of the 115th Philippine Independence Day celebration at the facade of the SM City mall, June 12, Cagayan de Oro City. The SM employees presented a musical interpretation of the Philippine’s historic events leading to its independence. The mini play was directed by Hobart Savior of the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts. photo by shaun alejandrae yap uy

Phoenix Petroleum joins Brigada Eskwela. Phoenix Petroleum employees paint walls and windows of the Alternative Learning System classroom in adopted school F. Bangoy Central Elementary School on June 1, 2013. The company also donated to its other adopted schools V. Hizon Elem. School, Lapu-Lapu Elem. School, San Roque Elem. School, Doña Asuncion Hizon Elem. School, and the Davao City Special School boxes of paints, paint brushes, chairs for pre-school students, and other materials. For three years now, Phoenix Petroleum has been the partner of its adopted schools and the Department of Education in the nationwide Brigada Eskwela program.



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The elusive peace PEACE is theologically understood as not just the absence of war or armed conflict but a situation in life that is devoid of any form of fear because most, if not all, enjoy fullness and abundance of life. From the theological understanding of peace, hopelessness as a result of poverty regardless of the degree of its intensity surely does not bring about peace. Poverty, especially if it is so pervasive, just ensures un-peace in every aspect of human life in the level of the individual, families and society as a whole. The current un-peace in the country is undeniably spawned by poverty. In fact, the poorer the locality or province, the more intense the un-peace is.

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II In localities or provinces classified by the government no less as belonging to the poorest, the un-peace there has been brought to the level of armed confrontation between the hopeless poor against the very government that has sworn before God and man to serve them. Unless the government looks at the current un-peace as the result of hopelessness triggered by abject poverty,

it’ll continue to hang on to the notion that this un-peace can be licked through the use of force. The government should understand that by employing legalized violence to supposedly address the problem of un-peace will just beget more violence. This is the reason why our country is currently hosting the longest running rebellion all over the world

because the government has always viewed the prevailing un-peace wrongly or from an erroneous perspective. The communist ideology that serves as the guiding star of the people who took it upon themselves to overturn the un-peace they are experiencing because of poverty is just incidental. This rebellion will continue even beyond the lifetime of the present generation unless the government humbly accepts its error that employing the military option in solving this unpeace is not the best solution that should not even be considered as solution. The government view of licking criminality especially those that are committed against persons and property by PEACE | page 8

Education department should improve competence of mentors In spite of the big budget for the Department of Education (DepEd), the department still faces perennial problems that appear to be without solution. By the way, the government reportedly allocated P292 billion budget for the education department for 2013. Earlier, we thought that the DepEd budget was about P238 billion for the current year. However, the P 238 billion budget was the amount Cris Diaz allotted in 2012. One can just imagine the large sum of money intended for the education system compared to the budget allotted for social services. No wonder, one would always hear complaint about government’s inadequate provision of basic services to the masses of our people. However, the people wonder on the education department’s failure to address problems on the lack of classrooms, books, and public school teachers in the country. Perhaps, there is something wrong in identifying the priorities of the country’s educational system. For instance, the controversial K12 policy has drawn varied reaction among education experts. The implementation of an additional two years to the primary and secondary levels of the country’s educational requirements means additional expense. This is the reason of the sudden increase of the budget for the DepEd this year. On the other hand, the parents suffer more of the new education policy since an additional number of years in the primary and secondary levels also mean additional expense. Education officials believed that increasing the number of years in the primary and secondary levels

would provide the students adequate skills that would qualify them for employment. By this time, an employed student may opt to continue a college education. Everybody shares the obsession of the education officials to equip students with necessary skills. The problem, however, that the education system is facing today is not about skillful students. The problem is about “quality education.” It is the contention of education experts that students could only acquire necessary skills under competent mentors. The training of competent mentors is one of the predicaments that the DepEd is trying to resolve. While public school teachers are required to hurdle the board exam for teachers, passing the teacher’s board does not guarantee of producing competent public school teachers. Thus, there are strong recommendations that DepEd should spend more for the training of public school teachers in their specialized field of studies. They said that this approach is much better than implementing the K12 program, which added burden to DepEd and parents. Certainly, the regular training and exposure of public school teachers would improve their skills and authority in their field of studies. What are these trainings but seminars and workshops undertaken by experts and authority of specialized field of studies? The DepEd could invite lecturers from other countries to train public school teachers. On the other hand, DepEd may also send teachers for further studies abroad to hone them in their specialized field in science and technology. Candidly, this approach is objective than introducing additional number of years in the primary and secondary levels of education sans competent mentors. React:

The garbage area of our body is our hearts

Fresh Gospel of the day: Matthew5:27-32(June14, 2013-Friday) Matthew 5:2732-Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas whole body should be cast into hell. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery: This gospel is telling us about “purity of the

heart” because God judges us base in our individual heart. Jeremiah 17:10-I the LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings. Take note, “the garbage area of our body is our hearts” since “all the negative attitudes and emotions are stored inside.” In Mark 7:21-23-For from within, out

of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these “evil things come from within,” and defile the man. “Action” is the product of the inner desire, if we have a “bad desire,” “bad actions” will be done. So meaning, we must “possess a good intentions” for us to do good things in our daily life: 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: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

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Barbarians score on Oro streets anew, on PPA’s swivel chair too!

WHAT’S now in Cagayan de Oro City? Are the barbarians all around here to bug us their rancors and furors at someplace they fancy? Or, we have now gone back to the dark ages of the7080’s where they summarily executed people anywhere at broad day light! In those times no one screamed for police’s help because the latter were themselves the perpetrators in honor of a dictator. Today, they were nowhere around when crimes took place despite its precinct checkpoints just few steps away. On the contrary, many of them have been deployed everywhere publicly visible for quite sometime now. In sum, we have been overcrowded with police personnel! Did they know all these earlier? This month alone, at least, three (3) incidents of summary execution had so far been recorded. Two persons were dead on the spot while the other survived. People along the highway at Sitio Bantilis,

Multidimensional leaders wanted

Nowadays, there has been an indication of the more educated society in political affairs. In Indonesia, it was started by the elected governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo (more popularly called, Jokowi). He is now still gaining his fame and popularity. The most fascinating trend in the society is that the emerging voluntary association is now gathering their fans for the support of Jokowi to be the next President of Indonesia. The phenomenon above expresses the more educated society in the developing country, Indonesia. As globally known and recognized, Jokowi is the modest man

DR. DJUWARI STIE Perbanas (College of Economics and Business) Surabaya, Indonesia coming from a small city, called Surakarta, Central Java. He used to be the furniture businessman before being the mayor of Surakarta city. In general, he is well-

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LARRY M. AURON AND VIVIAN M. SORIANO-AURON, Petitioners. x-----------------------------------------------------------------------/


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little boy, faintly heard the doctor talking to his mother, The doctor told his mother that her son would surely die-which was for the best, really-for the terrible fire had devastated the lower half of his body. But the brave boy didn’t want to die. He made up his mind that he would survive. Somehow to the amazement of the physician, he did survive. When the mortal

danger was past , again he heard the doctor and his mother speaking quietly. The mother was told that since the fire had destroyed so much flesh in the lower part of his body, it would almost be better if he died, since he was doomed to be a lifetime cripple with no use of his lower limbs. Once more the brave boy made up his mind. He would not be a cripple. He would walk. But unfortunately from the waist down, he had no motor ability. His thin legs just dangle there, all but lifeless. Ultimately he was released from the hospital. Everyday his mother would massage his little legs, but POWER | page 8

R.A. 9048/101072 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF LANAO DEL NORTE Municipality of Lala OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In Compliance with Rule 7 R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that GRETCHEN VALIENTE IMPAS has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of GRETHEN VALIENTE IMPAS. Who was born on April 26, 1990 at San Manuel, Lala, Lanao del Norte whose parents are ILUMINADO COSEP IMPAS and BUENA CONDE VALIENTE Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days. (Sgd.) MARICHU M. SANCHEZ,MBA.,MA. Municipal Civil Registrar

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

CIVIL CASF NO 2013-068

ARNEL M. VARQUEZ AND ELEANOR R. CABORNAY-VARQUEZ Petitioners x------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/




Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on October 30, 2002 at Tanay. Rizal. they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over seven (7) years already, since early part of 2006, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement m order to formalize their separation; Since their separation they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each oilier, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on October 30,2002 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City Philippines this 31st day of May, 2013.

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce tiled by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 12, 1987 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Del Carmen, Iligan City and #0006 Zone Cancer, Suarez, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than fourteen (14) years already since middle part of 1998. they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs, petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on September 12, 1987 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden, reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, dale and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this day of June, 2013.

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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educated, the more they are realistic and logical in behaving. A long time ago up to about five years ago, the society had been considered tendentious and sensitive. For that reason, when the political parties were religion-based, for example when the political party names were related to a certain religion, these parties tended to be vote getters. But, recently or since the last five years, such a party has been left by their voters and even tends to be the loser. The political leaders previously always yelled some words, resembling a certain religion or showing

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-063

known as the low profile leader caring the people he has been leading. Such a modest man with his humility is leading the Jakarta as the capital of Indonesia now. People throughout Indonesia and even over the world know that Jakarta has crucial and complex problems. The problems are related not only to social, economical, but also political problems. All are very complex. However, Jokowi in his daily activities tends to be familiar and friendly as well as caring his people in this metropolitan city. Through such a phenomenon, it can be inferred that the more the society

The power of determination

Some time ago, after a grueling day of working overtime in my previous job, I was very worn out and needed something to CHAIR | page 8 lift me up, while browsing through my files {again}, I read this story of how the IRON WILL and NERVES Tom AL Caballero OF STEEL could lead us to conquer our fears and room before his teacher and release our talent , abili- his classmates arrived. It is amazing that when we meet One morning, they arties for good purposes. I people with great potential and hope this true story from rived to find the schoolwho are left to waste; does it not the Book “Chicken Soup house n engulf in flames. become our fault should we not be for the Soul” will motivate They dragged the unconinstrumental in propelling them to you, just the way it inspired scious little boy out of the greatness assuming of course that flaming building more dead many people like me. you hold with you the opportunity An old-fashioned, pot than alive. He had major to do so? bellied stove heated the little burns over the lower half of Clapping to show appreciation country schoolhouse. A little his body and was taken to should never be enough. boy had the job of coming the nearby country hospital. The passive approach called From his bed the dreadto school early each day to appreciation is simply unaccept- Harry Tambuatco start the fire and warm the fully burned semi-conscious able and to leave it be has to be foul. Then again we do Publication Notice have this very particular trait of keeping others down RA 10172 just so we prop ourselves up. This is what we call the Republic of the Philippines “crab mentality.” LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Most managers suffer from this decease especially Baungon, Bukidnon in this country. There are a number of good writers out CCE-0028-2013 RA 10172 Date: June 11, 2013 there who never see publication in major broadsheets simply because they don’t have the means or politics NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC for inclusion. In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Our editors to begin with have all remained the same Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 series of 2012 (IRR on RA 10172), Notice is and their points of views dictating what we know to be hereby served to the public that BHE AFABLE CRETECIO has filed with this public opinion. Office a petition for correction of entry in SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in Thank God for the internet and social sites that now his Certificate of live Birth, Bhe Afable Cretecio at Baungon, Bukidnon and allows a platform for talent to prosper. The same goes whose parents are Bayany A. Cretecio and Norma C. Afable. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file a written opposition for TV where we are subjected to the same old faces that with this Office not later than 20, June 2013. are required to be young but of no real talents other than to smile, act stupid and to clown around. (Sgd.) FELIPE C. CADIZ Municipal Civil Registrar Editorials and TV hosts for the more serious TALENT | page 8


MDN: June 7, 14 & 21, 2013

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent ate husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 4, 2003 at Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba Law Office, Tibanga, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2000 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2003 or for over ten (10) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 4, 2003 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of tins Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 6th day of June, 2013. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: June 7, 14 & 21, 2013

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simply installing closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) in practically every nook and cranny of all localities is stupendously the same with its solution to solve the un-peace as a result of poverty. Guns and bullets no matter how legalized they may be can never improve the life situation of the poor. It is only by ensuring that the farmers in the countryside are always productive as farmers that poverty in the rural areas can be effectively addressed and thus eradicated. How to ensure that the farmers are productive year round? It is by seeing to it that farmers own the sizable farmland they are to be tilling. Farmers productivity all throughout the year can likewise be ensured if government allocates a huge amount of public funds to subsidize the acquisition by every farmer of mechanized farm implements, acquisition of high-grade seeds and organic fertilizer, farm support such as farm to market roads and irrigation system and most of all ensure that their produce have a ready market that pays them just and fair prices. Ensuring that the countryside is productive will definitely prevent the migration of the rural folks to the urban centers where they just end up as informal settlers with bleak future. A productive countryside will also ensure that the youth there are able to pursue tertiary level of education in areas where they can help boost the countryside’s productivity. It is only the government that can help ensure all these but is the government doing these? In the 7.8 percent growth rate posted by our gross domestic product or GDP, agriculture’s contribution was nil. What does this tell us? It tells us that nothing good is happening in the rural areas where about 70 percent of the Philippine population resides. The lesson that we can learn from the first quarter GDP is that the government should address the concerns of the farmers if we dream of making the agricultural sector contribute substantially to the GDP in particular and the economy in general. If the national government is not seriously addressing the concerns of the countryside folks, the local government units are not addressing the problems of the poor in their localities as well. Just look at the kind of programs or projects these local government units are allocating their funds for. In Butuan, for example, the city government there is spent so much of their scarce resources in purchasing CCTV cameras, improving their natural park into a cemented one, buying a lot of radio airtime to paint a rosy picture of their thorny

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programs and projects, to name just a few. And we still wonder why there is so much un-peace in our country, the countryside most specifically? --(Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@

Wanted... from page 7

that the parties were related much to a certain religion. In that way, they expected to get a lot of votes from the society. Since the reform started on May 21 1998, there has no indication of the remarkable development in the country with these leaders. This condition makes the people throughout the country feel wrong to choose their leaders. Thus, the society is now getting more educated. This can also be supported by the development of technology. They are now already politically literate. The society is now getting their awareness, that choosing good leaders need logical thinking. It is no longer based on the sensitivity. Due to this phenomenon, the leader like Jokowi is now being popular. The voluntary association participants stated that Jokowi is a multidimensional leader. He is not only modest but also resembling the previous Presidents’ characteristics. He has all the characteristics owned by the previous presidents, such as Soekarno (Nationalist), Soeharto (Good Development Father), Gus Dur (Pluralist and Humanist). In short he is such a multidimensional leader that he can attract different people in Indonesia. The members of the voluntary association are now raising their fund with their own money, voluntarily, and planning to have a grand meeting. The most interesting phenomenon is that they will invite the volunteers not only from Indonesia but also from other countries, throughout the world. The change of society from politically illiterate to politically literate is very important for any nation. Such a condition leads to the society to be more logical and realistic rather than to be tendentious and sensitive. However, to get the prospective multidimensional leaders is not easy. It needs a good synergy between intellectuals and political leaders. Yet, it is quite difficult to have such a synergy. --DR. DJUWARI is the director of language laboratory STIE Perbanas Surabaya, he used also to be a winning team of a political party of the post reform in Indonesia.

Power... from page 7

there no feelings, no control, nothing. Yet his determination that he would walk was strong as ever. When he wasn’t in bed,

he was confined to a wheelchair. One sunny day his mother wheeled him out into the yard to get some fresh air. This day, instead of sitting there, he threw himself from the chair. He pulled himself across the grass dragging his legs behind him. He worked his way the white picket fence boarding their lot. With great effort, he raised himself upon the fence. Then, step-by-step, he began dragging himself along the fence, resolved that he would walk. He started to do this everyday until he wore a smooth path all around the yard beside the fence. There was nothing he wanted more than to develop life in those legs. Ultimately through his daily messages, his iron persistence and his resolute determination, he did develop the ability to stand up, then to walk haltingly, then to walk by himself-and then-to run. He has begun to walk to school, to run to school, to run with sheer joy in the morning. Later in college he made up the track team. Still later in in Madison Square Garden, this young man who was not expected to survive, who would never hope to runthis determined young man, Dr. Glenn Cunningham, ran the world’s fastest mile!

Chair... from page 7

Bugo, thought they were on the screen, starring for extra characters of the Godfather, or Dirty Harry, and/ or Asyong Salonga. Meahwhile, laws and its enforcers have been kept in the closet somewhere! Eyewitnesses eventually dropped to the ground as motorcycle riding in tandem sprayed .45 calibre’s bullets against an armless woman behind the wheels of a pick truck. Her truck rammed a multicab unit parked near a surgical clinic at Bugo crossing, some few yards away from where they shot her. However, the presence of onlookers around it alarmed us something bad happened --and brought us to round the trip shortly. It was about 4 o’clock in the gloomy Friday afternoon, Bureau of Customs lady personnel Alma Lumondot obtained 3 bullets on her body. One got, at least, into a fatal hit; while 5 others landed nowhere but metalto-metal. Investigators perceived one clear job-related motive; while the other belonging to passion is yet to be seen. Lumondot is now treated in an intensive care unit at Capitol University Hospital. Well, few others fell to their untimely demises by the same kind of denizens much earlier this year. o0o Here’s one hell of spice, anyway. Its thought, at least, demured my nerves amidst

that ‘Terror Friday!’ Earlier, I picked up one Domer C. Postero, a civil engineer broadcaster, to see for ourselves the repairs at Cagayan de Oro City port --and for me to complete my investigative feature. Unfortunately, my story failed to catch up the deadline because of one person’s “lunatic interval,” someone alleged. (Truth is, he just didn’t know it would rain nor was he told how we raced with time before its downpour). Prior to the sight-seeings, a civilization’s fiat told us pay one courtesy call to a chief of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)! Thanks to its Public Information Officer’s cordial accomodation. She lent us her time to feel at home. (Well, PIO Jessica DensingAngeles is a former Philippine Inquirer reporter.) However, I couldn’t believe there was something behind the office secretary’s crisp and frisk-like smiles. She must be jittery but charming. She just mistook us of being interviewees, somehow! A courtesy call is never a long ritual, at all. Time passed us by, though. But the laid back from a staff to another that took us far too long made me anxious what was taking place in a seclusion by the end of the hall. A door’s postskin announced it’s of the boss or something, I can’t recall exactly. Neither did I know the person inside, nor do I wish to keep him in mind. His name sounds difficult, just that. But lo and behold, there sat on a swivel chair a man, whom I thought afterwards, may just have been in dysmenorrhea --rather than being uncivilized. He got me impressed, though: Here comes a person who cannot look into your eyes when talking but keep counting on how many grooves the roof has at another building across his office. I don’t know if his was sort of arrogance, but he spoke that way through. (I suspect he hated journalists in his past life --or otherwise). HANAW KO BA, had he just awakened from deep siesta. And, I’m pretty sure our visit wasn’t a joke! Nevertheless, with his overcoat carefully hanged on his chair’s headboard may not at all impress anyone of being too preoccupied --and our 5 minute interruption wasn’t worth becoming rude. A good sign but never newsworthy to observe a person sporting a dyed crown astutely fastened against his top when we found him behind his executive desk. Perhaps, prim and proper must be his whim. All that however does not make up for civilized decorum --contempt rather dissipates the effort.

But was there anything wrong with him? He got ire for no apparent cause. Likewise, I don’t think we were a bad company giving him the right to bully us back to the road. Journalist’s instinct tells every practitioner there is always an appropriate reason corresponding every action. No one else could rather hint us into more than anything that met our eyes, but he did! Was he hiding something? Nosing is never my cup of tea, yo! Besides, I hate to look forward to uncovering a can of worms myself. My agency can’t buy the kind of article. Ironically, of course, the sparkling sets of diamonds around a simple ring dominating the fingers couldn’t turn the person into least than mediocre. But a care to gaze on it before flashing it accross just made him one! It was perhaps a wedding ring or otherwise, but signalled about his vanity --all the same. All those, however, could have made him modest without being humble, as expected at par of a well dressed man. (Being an ape once doesn’t matter)! Or, did he really think he is over and above anyone else? He must have all the priviledges, but his is a public office --makes all rights to any interested citizen a party of. Nonetheless, someone from the hallway tipped us he hailed from Surigao province. Well, let’s say he was not brought up in the mainland, but PPA is absolutely never his own island. The hallway man, however, said his boss has been like that sometimes, but not more often. So it comes as to when the moon waxes and wanes? I don’t think so! Else, you need pro’s advice, gentleman. I tell you some: A courtesy call is a salute, an honor and respect paid to you. (Shouldn’t these returned, we don’t get pains in the ass, anyhow.) Instead, it beckons you not to cower on your low self-esteem. You should get out from your darn shell. Be happy! ––– The columnist is an international correspondent and reachable for comment at

Talent... from page 7

are downgraded to look animated as if a freak, if you get my drift. Then there are leaders we have met in our lives that never get to see authority that may improve many lives. There are many not some as of the latest elections who get the mandate from the people with no proven competence other than a popularity either driven either by money or media (i.e. movies) who occupy seats in government

to our detriment. Is this not our fault as well – or should we just blame this to the tyranny of the masses. We remain passive over time and before we know it we are older and physically relegated to the background. And yet in business when we identify talent we go out of our way to hire these talents if not nurse them to fully develop but all for the singular purpose of profit. How very sad, isn’t it! Love of country should always remain priority like CSR or corporate social responsibility or even personal social responsibility because it is of the same pool we derive talent from for our businesses and where our leaders come from. The rich and the powerful that have influence are more to blame with all their time prioritized for personal gain. The richer they get the more money they require, this we call simply greed! The academe is not to be left out with their responsibility to the country to improve the home grown talents not necessarily just inside the campuses but in the economic and political arenas as well if need be. The Church also has its fault all considering how splintered they are with their conflicting messages outside their own faiths. It has to be true; the more one reads the more confused the messages become.

Class suit vs Cowd, Rio Verde sought “WE received the complaint and we had to act on it!” This was stressed by Councilor Alden Bacal, chair of the City Council committee on public utilities, adding that the class suit for mandatory injunction to be filed by the city against the Cagayan de Oro Water District and the Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. is in line with the city government’s efforts to solve water problems experienced by residents. In response to the recommendation of the committee, the 16th City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas enacted Ordinance No. 125972013 authorizing Mayor Vicente Y. Emano to file the necessary case in court to order the COWD to provide additional volume of water to amply supply the needs of the residents and the RVWC to deliver 40,000 cu. m. and the additional volume needed on a consistent flow 24 hours a day. According to Bacal there have been complaints regarding inadequate water supply in the west side of the city but other areas on the east side are also experiencing the same problem. He said the committee recommended the filing of a civil case against the companies based on the manifestation of the COWD regarding the contract it has entered into with the RVWC, which was disallowed by the Commission on Audit (COA). “There is no other way to solve the problem as the COWD is bundled by its contract with the consortium,” Bacal cited.

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Veterans honored in Panabo’s Indie day rites By Jeanevive D. Abangan

PANAB O CIT Y, Davao del Norte--Panabo City government honored World War II veterans during the celebration of the 115th Philippine Independence Day. Tourism Officer Cher Magallon Bastida said the city government has been dedicating

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for more than a year now. “We are the one that is legal for being under the regulatory and disciplinary powers of NEA,” said Gregorio Ybanez, chairman of the board of directors of Daneco-NEA. He ruled out suggestions of several board members for a compromise and instead charged DanecoCDA’s officials to account for the millions of collection they made and remit these to Daneco-NEA. Ybanez told SP members that Daneco-CDA should show their audited financial statements and should be liable for the acts they are continuing to make that create confusion to the people and exact huge damage to Daneco. Ybanez said that Daneco-CDA is not paying its power obligations and it is Daneco-NEA that has been paying power suppliers which include PSALM, NGCP and Therma Marine. Also, Daneco-NEA OIC general manager Benedicto Ongking informed officials in session that as of June 2013 their group was able to pay P437.93 million to the power generator PSALM but there is still a balance of the total payable amounting to P271.92 million. From October 2012 to June 2013, Daneco as a whole had a total payable to PSALM amounting to P293.39 million, which was already restructured by PSALM to P274.99 with an interest of P18.4 million payable in three years, Ongking said. “We can still pay power suppliers but not on due date, and (for this) we are incurring interest,” he said. Ongking said that before the crisis came up Daneco used to have 95 percent collection efficiency rating in 2012. But when the dispute with Daneco-CDA started, he added, the collection efficiency rating was down to 51 percent and further sank down to 42 percent in the succeeding months after typhoon Pablo, he said. On the other hand, Abenir Labja, chairman of the board of directors of Daneco-CDA, told SP members that they would continue operating and asked Daneco-NEA officials for unity and reconciliation. Asked by Board Member Shirley Aala if Daneco-CDA has been paying power supply obligations, he said that records showed that

Independence Day celebration to the living and the dead heroes, among whom are the local WW II veterans of the city. Bastida estimated the veterans in Panabo to number about 100 who fought at the last line of defense in Ising Carmen, Davao del Norte side by side with American soldiers to resist the invasion of Japanese forces

in the Davao Province. After the civic parade with about 600 multi-sectoral participants, flag-raising, the wreath offering highlighted by 21 Gun Salute, city government officials of Panabo City led by Mayor Jose L. Silvosa paid tribute to WW II veterans by handing them flowers and 115th Independence Day memorabilia umbrella printed

with Kalayaan logo. Meanwhile, Bastida cited the Panabo City Park as the regular site of Independence Day celebration because “it is location of the city museum and the Rizal shrine.” Aside from displaying historical and cultural facts of the city, the Panabo Museum houses memorabilia and facts about the

“Ising War” that happened in nearby municipality of Carmen just 10 kilometers away from Panabo. Aside from holding a well participated Independence Day rites, the city government of Panabo also opened the Panabo Museum for public viewing of cultural and historical displays. (PIA XI/Jeanevive Duron-Abangan)

they paid P34.10 million to NGCP, a state-controlled firm in charge in the business of power grid and transmission. As to Daneco-CDA’s collection, Labja said they are collecting an average of P10-11 million monthly, which “represents about 5.5 percent of Daneco’s total power consumption.” He said the bulk of the balance of the collections “are still in the hands of the power consumers” treating those collected by DanecoNEA as still receivables. He said Daneco-CDA’s legality came up with the May 2012 referenda where member-consumers voted for a conversion of stock cooperative under CDA. PNA


Mayor Duterte-Carpio explained the bottlenecks that scuttled implementation of the three major projects during her term. A large investment is needed for tenement housing, a new approach to the city’s mass housing project hobbled by lack of resettlement sites for socialized housing for thousands of homeless urban poor families. The spacesaving low-cost tenement housing project, planned to be built in the existing resettlement area in Barangay Los Amigos, Tugbok, is seen as the cure to the socialized housing backlog. Mayor Duterte-Carpio said lack of material time stalled implementation of the waste-to-energy project, started with proposals from private investors during her watch as vice mayor and with continuing discussion under Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. With the father at the helm at City Hall in the next three years, the legislative requirements of the waste-to-energy project would be in the hands of vice mayor-elect Paolo Duterte. Pending at the city council are two proposals by private investors to convert the city’s large daily volume of garbage into energy to backstop the absorbing capacity of the existing Sanitary Landfill in Barangay New Carmen, Tugbok. The waste-to-energy technology, that would convert recyclable waste into energy and exportable by-products, is seen as a big boost to local government’s compliance to the Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act (ESWA). In the area of transportation, Davao City, hobbled by constricted roads and fast growing volume of vehicles, is studying adoption as a short-term solution of the Rapid Bus Transit system and improving circulatory diversion routes at the periphery of the urban centers. The mayor also called for the need to review the 1998 Master Drainage Plan as perennial flooding remains a major threat to lives and property and the business districts. In her speech, Mayor DuterteCarpio also touched on her program of governance dubbed as BAROG, the acronym for Barangay Empowerment, Academe, Resource Generation, Peace and

Order, and Good Governance, which drove her three-year administration. Allowing herself the luxury of blowing her horns after spelling out the programs and projects left undone, Mayor Duterte-Carpio said BAROG translated to numerous benefits for Dabawenyos and wide acceptance by the private sector. BAROG, she said, effectively addressed concerns in literacy, children and youth, education and health; solid waste management, environment and natural resources; housing, traffic management, drainage and road network; safety and security; tourism, Information and Communication technology (ICT) and agriculture; investments, resource generation, economy, labor and employment; and governance. She also cited the numerous awards received by Davao City during her term topped by the award as “Most Child-Friendly City” and the “Hall of Fame Red Orchid Award.” Mayor Duterte-Carpio also cited about the creation of the Public Safety and Security Command Center, the command center of the city’s peace and order campaign. In the City Council session hall to hear Mayor Duterte-Carpio’s SoCA, held as part of the City Council regular session, were presiding officer Vice Mayor Duterte, members of the City Council, consular officials, heads of city and national government officers, business leaders, barangay officials and the public. PNA


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said the application process and interview had been going on since June 5 with the participation of management representatives from various firms which join the jobs-fair. He said a total of 97 employers have participated in this year’s Kalayaan jobs-fair bringing with them 15,113 jobs for local and overseas employment. Suyao assured that a one-stopshop by government agencies will be set up to assist in facilitating the pre-employment requirements. “The Social Security System, Pag-ibig, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Foreign Affairs and the National Statistics Office will be there to assist,” he said. Suyao said that for local employment, the business process outsourcing needs a thousand employees. He said jobs are also available like sales marketing assistants, supervisors, drivers, accounting staff, on-line tutors, engineers, cashiers and merchandisers. Suyao said overseas jobs include engineers, skilled-workers, chefs, marketing assistants, staff- nurses, cashiers and domestic workers. Meantime, Major Rosa Maria Christina Manuel, public affairs officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command said the military also conducts an interactive display showcasing the gallantry and involvement of the men and women in the Armed Forces at the Abreeza Mall. WITH PIA REPORT

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Historical Commission of the Philippines, members of the diplomatic corps and the officers and men of the Philippine National Police and the services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Davao Region and Eastern Mindanao area joined the affairs. In her speech, she underscored the central theme of the Independence Day celebration which is focused on cooperation. Duterte-Carpio said everyone including the government must stay united in the pursuit of progress and development in the country. She stressed that poverty and not the foreign conquerors remains a threat to the freedom of the Filipinos. “We pay tribute to our fallen heroes by using our freedom in helping everyone fight poverty and attain economic emancipation,” Duterte-Carpio said. Commodore Antonio Habulan, chief of the Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao who spoke as guest of honor said the 2013 Independence theme,” Ambagan tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran,” highlights more the challenges facing the nation today. He recognized the many trials facing the country, particularly poverty and threats to sovereignty. “We must show that we care not only our own families but also our own fellowmen, as a way of giving importance to the lives offered by our heroes just to attain our freedom,” Habulan said. He said there are still forces within the country which want to undermine the freedom being enjoyed by everyone in the same manner that there are foreign forces who want to dent the country’s sovereignty. “Your AFP is committed as ever to protect the freedom that we have and it is our sovereign resolve to protect the state, the people and our territory,” Habulan said. WITH PIA REPORT

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for the past three years, and by tradition, we start with the not-sogood news,” Mayor Duterte said.

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said the first batch of PAF reservists here carry with them the primary order to immediately respond to disaster and calamities. While noting Carmen town as flood-prone, he said PAF will recruit more reservists in the area to strengthen disaster response. Aside from Carmen, the PAF is also eyeing to recruit reservists as first responders in the disaster-prone areas of Davao City, and the provinces of Compostela Valley, Sarangani and Cotabato. PNA

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