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NGCP sets up new line for Gensan’s load growth By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

SSS .6% contribution rate hike to balance fund scheme

BUTUAN City--In anticipation of the incoming load growth in General Santos City, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is currently reinforcing its existing high-voltage transmission line from Matanao town in Davao del Sur to the more southern city of General Santos in South Cotabato.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Social Security System (SSS) announced that the increase of .6% in the contribution of members to take effect next year is a need to balance the system’s funding scheme. Atty. Josefina M. OlanFornilos, assistant vicepresident of SSS Northern Mindanao stressed that the life of SSS fund is a balancing act. The inflows or revenues such as investment income and contributions must be SEE contribution/p.11


Volunteer nurse accuses soldier of sexual abuse COTABATO CITY – A volunteer nurse in Maguindanao alleged she was sexually abused by a Marine soldier on the night of Sept. 17, provincial health officer Dr. Tahir Sulaik said. Sulaik said that “Bella” (not her real name) alleged in a report to him that she was molested by one Pfc. Clarito who was reportedly drunk at the time and forcBy Irene Dayo recognized for their fruitful nessWeek Mindanao and Mind- ibly entered her room. CAGAYAN DE ORO – Fifteen undertakings during the “2013 anao Daily News, last Saturday, Clarito’s superiors have SEE nurse/p.11 top companies that have en- Mindanao Business Investors SEE honors/p.11 tered Mindanao market were Awards” presented by the BusiMy Solid Technologies (My Phone), represented by Mr. Richard de Quina (2nd from right) received award for Cellular Phone Manufacture category during the awards night of the 2013 Mindanao Business Investors Awards last Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at SM City - CDO. Also in photo are (from left) STEAG Community Relations Supervisor Jerome Soldevilla, Veterans Bank Vice President Mike Villa Real, Oro Chamber President Efren Uy and BusinessWeek Mindanao Group of Publications Publisher-CEO Mr. Dante Sudaria. photo by shaun alejandrea uy

BusinessWeek Mindanao honors 15 top businesses

Misor identifies tourism sites to be developed The Sagpulon Falls in Jasaan town, Misamis Oriental, is being groomed as a new tourism destination in the province. The falls is about 100 feet in height and the pool is ideal for swimming. It is located about seven kilometers from the national highway. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

Seven areas in Misamis Oriental have been identified by the provincial government to be developed as tourism sites.

Gov. Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano said these areas will be offered for partnership with the private sector during the 1st Misamis Oriental Tourism Summit. SEE tourism/p.11


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Misor not akin to new coal-fired power plant MISAMIS Oriental––All existing and companies intending to operate a coal fired power plant in Misamis Oriental should submit to the strict monitoring procedures of the provincial government, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez said on Monday. Pelaez announced last week that the province of Misamis Oriental was not akin to approving the operation of another coalfired power plant in the province due to its known hazards to the environment and the health of the people. He said that the province would impose a strict monitoring of the lone Steag State Power Inc. (SPI) now operating in the coastal town of Villanueva and the more it will scrutinize the applications of the Filinvest Group and Mindanao Energy Systems, Inc. to operate another coal-fired power plants in the province. Jerome S oldevilla, Corporate Communications Officer of Steag State Power Inc. (SPI), said they welcome public inquiries especially on matters relating to environmental

performance. Soldevilla said through the years SPI takes pride of its highly transparent and superior environmental performance. Soldevilla explained that Aside from sustaining a 100 percent compliance with safety and environmental standards, their company have put in place a functioning multi-partite monitoring team (from different sectors of society) that monitors their compliance with the terms of their Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) He said they have also put in place an on-line publicity accessible continuous emission monitoring system, a pioneering initiative that has an elevated environmental transparency to a much higher level. Soldevilla, however, supports the province establishing of a monitoring team that would strictly monitor the operations of the coal-fired power plant especially inquiries that could possibly affect the environment and health. CD WITH LRJ

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A 76-year-old Filipino inventor of known pest products wants his products help in the lessening of the effects of climate change. Gonzalo “Jun” Catan, Jr., owner of Manila Pest Control (Mapecon) Company, said his firm has embarked on developing the green

charcoal technology as an alternative of diesel fuels. “Diesel fuels have illeffects on the environment and humankind,” Catan said during 17th National Urban Pest Control week at an uptown mall here last week. He said that the Mapecon company, the country’s



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Dismissal of case v Chinese nat’l looms THE city’s prosecution office here might set free the Chinese national who was sent to prison for alleged possession of illegal firearms, the arresting officer said on Monday. Arresting officer Police Senior Inspector Wilfredo Ochigue said that Jake Co Shi, the Chinese national arrested and jailed for alleged possession of firearms, was not the same man he (Ochigue) reportedly saw holding an illegal gun. However, Ochigue said that he could have mistakenly identified Jake Co Shi as the one in possession of the illegal gun at the time of the arrest since the suspects could not present identification cards and passports. “There were actually four Chinese nationals arrested, two of them were not in the possession of the firearms. Yet, during

questioning not one of the arrested Chinese nationals could present a valid identification card or passport,” Ochique added. Records at the prosecution’s office showed that the four Chinese nationals identified as Jake Co y Shi, 35, Jason Limsoy y Chang, 42, Sek Quing y Hui, 44, and Tommy Kuan y Sy, 32, all of Fujian, China, were brought to the Agora police station on January 6, 2013 for alleged possession of illegal possession of firearms. Seized from the suspects were one Colt MK IV .45 caliber pistol with serial no. 284705 with one empty magazine, one .9 mm Luger MOD, KG9 folded with serial no. 479361 with two empty banana-type magazines, according to the affidavit executed by two police officers in Agora,Lapasan police station. During the inquest, Ochigue identified Jason Limsoy Chang and Jake Co Shi as the holder of the guns prompting the prosecution

to dismiss the case against Sek Quing Hui and Tommy Kuan Sy. In dismissing Jason Limsoy and Sek Quing, the prosecution said that the two were not in the possession of the guns when the arrest was made and that their presence in the area did not constitute culpability. The other two Chinese nationals Jason Limsoy y Chang and Jake Co y Shi were charged with illegal possession of firearms and were ordered detained. In his sworn affidavit complaint and apprehension dated Jan. 7, Ochigue, however, identified Sek Quing Hui as “was in the possession and control of the Colt MK IV .45 caliber pistol with serial no. 284705 with one empty magazine.” The conflicting affidavit of the Ochigue prompted the regional trial court to seek an explanation from the office of the prosecution. During the preliminary hearing Thursday last week,

Ochique told the prosecution that he was unable to determine which of the four Chinese nationals was Sek Quing Hui since the suspects have no identification cards or passports. Ochigue also admitted during the court hearing that Jake Co Shi was not the Chinese suspect who was holding the gun at the time of the arrest. Lawyer Adonis Gumahad, the counsel of Jake Co Shi, has filed a motion to dismiss the case on the ground that the prosecution’s witness could not positively identify that it was Jake Co Shi who was charged with illegal possession of firearms. City Assistant Prosecutor Acmad Balindong said the prosecution would ask the Office of the Regional State Prosecutor to conduct a re-investigation of the case so that the names of the two other Chinese nationals who were not earlier charged would be included in the complaint sheet.

largest and leader in pest control, has established the Mapecon Green Charcoal Philippines, Inc. in 1990 as a solution to the looming energy crisis then. “The green charcoal technology also answers the proper disposal of garbage by converting the waste into as a source of power that could meet the energy re-

quirements of distant communities without electricity,” Catan said. He said the MGCPI is now producing green charcoal, activated carbon and organic fertilizer coming from plant waste and a unique set of microorganisms, called MBA 51. According to Catan, green charcoal is envi-

ronment-friendly since it is made of biodegradable waste from water lilies, banana peelings, coconut waste, and other plant wastes. Catan said that using the new technology, the green charcoal could generate heat from 6,500 kilo calories (Kcal) to 7,000 Kcal just like a steaming thermal coal that could run power plants to light an entire city as large as Davao out of the

city’s 700-ton fruit peelings. Recently Catans invention earned the bronze medal in the 24th Geneva International Exhibits of invention in 1996 which also earned him the moniker as “The father of green charcoal in the Philippines.” Catan said that more foreigners are interested in his products that they wanted to import green charcoal for introduction to their country. “The green charcoal is my contribution to the Philippines to counter the looming power crisis,” Catan said. Catan hoped that the government agencies and private entities will see the benefits of adopting the green charcoal technology and that Filipino will stop buying imported products in order for the country to prosper. CD/LRJ

By IRENE B. DAYO Staff Reporter of Mindanao Daily News

‘Green charcoal’ mitigate climate change: Inventor


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New scholar docs to serve government hospital first By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur-Three new home grown doctors who recently passed the licensure exams will serve first indigent patients at the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital (DOPMH) for eight years before they would seek greener pastures elsewhere. The new doctors, Jerald Tablizo, Luzheil Melody Collao and Candy Claire Balili, were part of the 294 scholars of the provincial government since the educational program started in 2003 to send to college poor but deserving students. Cecille Pagar, coordinator of the scholarship program at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan office, said the commitment for new graduates to work and serve first the local governments in Agusan del Sur has been an integral part of the contract between them and the provincial government. Vice Gov. Santiago Cane Jr., one of the co-authors of the ordinance for scholarship grants, said eight years of government service is just fair enough because this is the standard payback period prescribed by the provincial health office when it was passed. Medicine students were given

Dr. Candy Claire Balili

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incentives to at least augment high expenses of such studies including P20,000 tuition free per semester, P3,5000 monthly cash allowance, P12,000 book allowance per semester, P10,000 board review support and free entrance and miscellaneous fees. “That’s to ensure that they will have some pocket money while studying and avoid worrying for their subsistence and other needs.” Cane said. He added the grant has proven to be effective since it resulted to 100 percent passing rate of medicine graduates, The three new doctors will fill up the shortage of government physicians while an increasing

number of poor patients even coming from neighboring Surigao del Sur have been seeking medical treatment at the DOPMH. They will join four other doctors at the hospital who also earned their degrees as provincial scholars. Dr. Collao has expressed eagerness to treat poor patients at the provincial government-run hospital at the start of this month. She availed of the scholarship program when she was already third year medicine student at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology while Dr. Tablizo and Dr. Balili became scholars since the start of their

proper medicine studies. “Yes, I will be serving DOPMH soon. We will be there at the provincial capitol to set our appointment/schedule so that we can start immediately at the hospital,” said Dr. Collao in a Facebook chat interview with Mindanao Daily News. The scholarship program is open to lumad and non lumad children, persons with disabilities who can avail of any degree courses .The grant also offers masters and doctorate degrees, law studies and medicine proper studies. Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza said the province opted to offer only

to state universities anywhere in the country and collegiate schools in Agusan del Sur since other private schools in urban areas are too expensive for the budget of the provincial government. The province allocated P13 million fund each year for the scholarship program. Scholars admitted after hurdling written exams and interview will enjoy monthly stipends, free tuition fees, books and uniform allowance and the fund amount will vary with the courses the scholars opted to study. For regular scholars, incentives include free entrance and tuition fees, miscellaneous fee of not less than P1,000, uniform allowance of not more than P1,000 and monthly allowance of P2,000. The program also extends financial assistance to those taking masters and doctorate degrees including entrance, miscellaneous and tuition fees, P3,000 monthly allowance, thesis/dissertation writing related expenses and P1,200 book allowance per semester. So far, the scholarship grant has already produced 25 master’s education graduates from Ateneo de Davao University and two from University of the Philippines Open University studies.

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THE penchant to deny even the most glaring of facts is a national behavior that truly astounds me and many others. When a suit was filed in the Supreme Court (SC) for the distribution of the vast Hacienda Luisita, a Cojuangco family-owned hacienda in Tarlac, to its thousands of tenants under the agrarian reform program, many believed President Aquino whose mother is one of the Cojuangco scions would use the powers of the presidency to block it. But subsequent developments proved every skeptic wrong. Aquino did not use his vast influence as president to prevent the distribution of the familyowned hacienda which is planted to sugar cane. He allowed the law to take its course. When the SC order for the distribution of the hacienda to its tenants in

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II lieu of the stock option arrangement entered into before between the tenants and the hacienda owners became final and executory, not a word was heard from Aquino, the president. The process of implementing the SC order rolled with no opposition from the hacienda owners. The vast landholding was parceled out with the tenants entitled to receive a share were identified. Land titles were prepared and those already issued were given to the legitimate agrarian reform beneficiaries among the tenants.

Those who were accusing the President’s family before of greed for refusing to have their vast hacienda subjected to land reform up to today are still “crying out for justice” for the Hacienda Luisita tenants. Even if land titles are already being distributed, they still maintain the Cojuangco family are doing their best to prevent such distribution. This behavior truly astounds me and many others. How can these detractors insist on something that has no basis in truth and in fact? A group led by a Lower House legislator

even went to the extent of going to Hacienda Luisita to protest something that I and many others failed to understand. They were arrested and rights groups had a heyday denouncing the police and hacienda owners at the high handed manners by which these protesters were treated when hauled to the police precinct and eventually charged. I am for justice, I am for equity but I had a hard time making heads and tails of the current protest against the government and the Hacienda Luisita owners after the latter acceded like a sheep to the Court order for them to give up their hacienda. Are these people now protesting because the hacienda owners did not put up a whimper against the order? If so, is this not funny? The citizenry was incensed by the exposed See DENYING, page 11

Foreign invasion on in RP; smuggling secrecy LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The foreigners who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail…” (Deuteronomy 28:43-44, the Holy Bible). -oooPURSUING SMUGGLING CASES WITH VIGOR: In any battle, he who wins the minds of both the public and the enemy ultimately gains final victory. In the battle against smuggling in this country, any successful campaign must necessarily involve winning the mind of the corrupt, whether he be a businessman or a customs official or employee. If Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon is able to instill in the minds of smugglers and their conspirators in his bureau

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio that they can be prosecuted and sent to jail for their misdeeds, smuggling would become a thing of the past. That being the case, Biazon and his deputies must pursue with vigor the criminal cases that would be, or are now, filed before the Department of Justice, not only against the small-time employees of the smugglers, but the smugglers themselves. -oooSECRECY IN SMUGGLING CASES SCORED: For starters, Biazon must publicize an inventory of these criminal cases, who have been sued, and the val-

ue of the smuggled goods. The inventory must include when the cases were filed, and what is happening to them. If it would ever appear that the cases are not moving, an explanation has to be made why this is so, and the appropriate remedies undertaken, even if meant suing customs officials themselves. The sad thing here, however, is that, Biazon and his top guns at the bureau are themselves keeping a tight lid on these cases, refusing to disclose details about them. I cannot understand this secrecy here, because once a criminal case is filed

for prosecution, everything in it becomes public and must be publicized. Are Biazon and his men keeping details of these cases a secret for one unsavory purpose or another? -oooPINOYS GETTING ANGRIER BY THE MINUTE: Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago’s question hit the nail in the head: is the Aquino government’s handling of the affairs of the State an adherence to the “right path”? Or it is the same crooked and corrupt path of governance that Filipinos in the past have been made to suffer all along, and the public pronouncements by President Aquino of “daang matuwid” are nothing but mere sloganeering intended to deceive the public? Indeed, many of us are now getting angrier by the minute because of all the corruption around. See secrecy, page 7

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Decide your destiny Think a minute…A man was cleaning his car with a special brush when a little girl who had been watching him said, “My daddy has a brush like that to clean his car too.” “Really!” said the man. “What kind of car does your daddy have?” The little girl answered: “Oh, he hasn’t got the car yet, but he’s got the brush to clean it.” Well, I suppose you have to start somewhere! The important thing is that you do get started. And to do that, we first have to decide what kind of life we want. It’s strange how many of us want to live forever, when we can’t even decide what to do with our life now! Like the guy who said: “I’m going to stop putting things off, starting tomorrow.” You see, even if others have made decisions for you, you can still decide how you’ll respond and handle the life that’s been handed to you. You still have control of your own attitudes. Happiness is an attitude and choice, no matter what situation S pecial G ospel of the day : M a t thew10-7-15(October1, 2013-Tuesday) Matthew 10:7-15-And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, Nor scrip for [your] journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. And when ye come into an house, salute it. And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily I say

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-oooFOREIGN INVASION OF RP ON-GOING: Is it possible for the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bureau of Immigration not to know, or at least become aware, that some 3,000 Chinese nationals slipped into the country illegally and are now working in various construction sites all over? No, it is not possible, and the only plausible reason why this happened is the connivance and conspiracy of their officials, for fat fees, of course. But whether or not our own officials of government connived and conspired to

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst you’re in. Remember, you can always find someone worse off than you whom you can help. It’s only when we stop looking at our own problems and reach out to make others happy, that we ourselves can be truly happy. But if you choose not to make a decision, that also is your decision you’ll live with. There are many smart, talented people who have never enjoyed the success they could have, simply because they could not make a decision and discipline themselves to follow through with it. Remember, if your life doesn’t change, it’s going stay the same! It’s that simple. So to move on from where you are, you

must first decide where you’d rather be. If you can’t change your mind, you can’t change your life. “The moment you’re through changing, you’re through!” The great writer Tolstoy said: “Everyone wants to change the world, but no one wants to change himself.” So ask yourself right now: What’s the one decision I need to make to change my life? The smartest one you can make is to ask your own Maker to take control of your life every day. Then with Jesus’ power, you can start making the best choices that will change you and give you the new life you want. In fact, you can decide your destiny today. Just Think a Minute…

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unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city: This gospel is focusing on the burdens and heavy luggage of the disciples to perform their duty I n God’s vineyards. In 1Timothy 6:10-For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many “sorrows.” Take note, we cannot serve two masters at the same time. In Matthew 6:24-“No man can serve two masters:” for

either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. This is a reminder to all of us that in following God, He has his own standard. There is no wrong of acquiring things for us to survive, but be sure that this will not block our destinations: 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

bring those Chinese nationals in, the glaring truth is that, the arrival of foreigners in our soils had been written and warned about in the Bible, particularly in its Deuteronomy 28:15, 4952. So we will understand why this “foreign invasion” is happening a little better, let us read what the Bible is saying: “… if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you… The Lord will bring a nation against you from far away… a nation whose language you will not understand, a fierce-looking nation without respect for

the old or pity for the young. They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. “They will leave you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the Lord your God is giving you…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:, mmauriciojr111@

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MinDA chief says Mindanao can survive Zamboanga crisis MINDANAO Development Authority (MinDA) Chair Luwalhati Antonino expressed certainty on the successful resolution of the Zamboanga crisis and assured Mindanawons that the region’s economic gains and the progress on the peace process will not go down the drain. “Whatever Mindanao earned in the recent years will not be lost because of this armed conflict,” said Antonino in a statement, while adding that government is currently pursuing long-term and inclusive community transformation as a means to recover from the damage of the armed crisis. She added that despite the crisis, hope still looms in the horizon for Mindanao, with the island cornering P80 billion of Board of Investment (BOI)-approved projects for the first half of this year, over 960 percent up from the P7.6 billion investments posted in the same period in 2012. The establishment of power generation plants in the provinces of Misamis Oriental and Davao del Sur provide prime investments, which amounted to P57.7 billion. The FDC Misamis

Power Corporation is building a 405-megawatt power plant in Misamis Oriental, while the San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation is constructing two 150-megawatt power plants in Davao del sur. “We cannot disregard the fact that the Zamboanga siege may have an impact on Mindanao’s economy, but this unfortunate incident should not stray our sight in pursuing our goals for inclusive growth within the island-region,” said Antonino. She added that focus is now turned to the implementation of post-conflict rehabilitation of affected areas in Zamboanga, particularly that the city suffered an estimated economic daily loss of P331.37 million pesos due to the crisis. “These are significant losses, but we believe that Zamboanga city can overcome these given its strong capacity for growth,” said Antonino, while adding that Zamboanga Peninsula posted a Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of 12.4 percent last year, the highest among 17 regions in the country. Mindanao business lead-


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NILO OGA MOLO AND GLENDA C. PACANA-MOLO, Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on May 28, 1977 at Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court, both of litem can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residence at Kauswagan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City and Mangga, Tuhod, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than four (4) years already, since September 2009, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 28, 1997 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 October 4, 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 19th of September, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Sept. 20, 26 & Oct. 2, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City ALMITA B. VILLAMERO, Petitioner Civil Case No. 2013-122 - Versus - For Approval and Registration of Divorce. MAKZHAL-UL HAQUE, Respondent. x-----------------------------------------------/ ORDER On September 12, 2013, noting on the Petitioner’s urgent Ex-parte. Motion for Leave of Court to effect service of summons by publication therein that an order be issued allowing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publication to respondent, MARZHAL-UL HAQUE, pursuant to the Rules of Court being suppletory to the Special Rules of Procedures in Shari’a Courts, in view of the Process Server of this Court to effect service of summons on the ground that said respondent is not anymore residing in the given address, nor anybody residing in the address mentioned in the petition and his whereabouts if ever he transferred his residence. WHEREFORE, premise considered, petitioner’s urgent ex-parte motion for leave of court to effect service of summons by publication to respondent MARZHALUL HAQUE is hereby granted Thus, petitioner is allowed to cause the service of summons to said respondent by publication, in any newspapers of general circulation in three (3) consecutive weeks, of this order, and the summons/notice in wihch case petitioner shall send a copy of this Order, the summons/notice and the petition by registered mail to the last known address of the said respondent and is directed to show proofs thereof. Set the hearing of the case on October 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. 9/ffO A-M SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, September 16, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Sept. 20, 26 & Oct. 2, 2013

MOURNING. The Philippine flag flies at half mast outside the Zamboanga City Hall on Monday, Sept. 30, in honor of the policemen, soldiers and civilians who died during the standoff with the Moro National Liberation Front Misuari faction. Monday’s flag-raising at City Hall was the first since the standoff that lasted over two weeks and displaced over 100,000 residents. Photo courtesy of MinHRAC ers also called for Mindanawons to rely on its inherent strengths in order to weather this crisis. Ricardo Juliano, Vice President of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said that while the Zamboanga crisis will undeniably affect the image of Mindanao as an investment destination, Mindanawons will always bounce back, being resilient people “We will rise again as we always have. We are pioneers and we can always rely on our pioneering spirits in safeguarding our home,” he added Juliano also said that he is happy with the way the government has managed

the crisis, but stressed more needs to be done to rebuild the damage brought by the armed conflict. “In my opinion, this crisis was managed decisively, and I am glad that the government didn’t give a ‘free pass’ to the rebels similar to what happened during the Kabatangan hostage-taking incident in 2001, also in Zamboanga City,” he said. Antonino said that while

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CCE-0190-2013 (R.A. 10172)

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), a notice is hereby served to the public that NEORY ARCILLA MANLAPAZ has filed with this office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of NEORY ARCILLA MANLAPAZ born at P-2 Sumile, Butuan City, Philippines and whose parents are NESTOR REYES MANLAPAZ and ANECITA NATRAS ARCILLA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 October 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Oct. 2 & 9, 2013

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September 23, 2013

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), a notice is hereby served to the public that LOUIE T. CARMELO has filed with this office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of LOUIE TIGPOS CARMELO, born at Maguinda, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are VICENTE ARIZOBAL CARMELO and SOMIA ORTEGA TIGPOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 11 October 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar

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initiative features Mindanao’s unique tourist destinations, which include lakes, waterfalls, beaches, eco-marine parks, and heritage sites that will be visited through an inter-regional tour package. “These initiatives indicate that the business sector is serious about keeping Mindanao economy’s buoyant and its business climate viable,”Antonino added. (

Pagadian, business sector donate relief goods for Zambo evacuees

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the crisis may take a huge toll on Zamboanga Peninsula’s tourism industry, the sector is still in the upswing in some of parts of Mindanao. “Mindanao’s private sector has shown full support in keeping the region’s tourism sector bullish, with last week’s launch of the ‘Destination Mindanaw,’ a tour package to the island’s top tourist attractions,”she said. The private sector-led

the standoff in Zamboanga City between the MNLF rebels and government troops, the city government thru the Department of Social Welfare and Development turned-over the first batch of relief goods to the Provincial Capitol here. City DSWD officerin-charge Teresita Roldan said a truckload of relief goods including used clothing, mats, mosquito nets, blankets, ready-to-eat food NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of CONCEPCION M. BALDONADO and ANGELO C. BALDONADO, who both died intestate at Butuan City on January 6, 2002 and December 30, 2002, respectively, consisting of a real property (Lot 611-F-3-F-3, Block 1, Psd-13-001089 being a portion of 611-F-3-F, Psd-13-000287) situated at San Vicente, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-16131, containing an area of 166 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF CONCEPCION M. BALDONADO AND ANGELO C. BALDONADO made and entered into by and among Concepcion M. Baldonado and Angelo C. Baldonado’s compulsory heirs, namely, Ma. Cecelia B. Conjurado, Angel M. Baldonado, Jayzel M. Baldonado and Ma. Theresa M. Baldonado, per Doc. No. 300; Page No. 30; Book No. CXVII; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan with PTR No. 0554822 1/2/2013 until December 31, 2013. MDN: Oct. 2, 9 & 16, 2013

(canned goods, noodles, etc) donated by the local government and business sector were turned over to the provincial government on Thursday, September 26. “This is the outcome of the solicitation letter signed by Mayor Romeo P. Pulmones addressed to the owners of business establishments appealing for their help for the evacuees in Zamboanga City,” Roldan said. “We have sent letters to 109 business establishments but as of now, there are only 20 establishments who have responded. We expect to have more relief goods this week and so we will be sending another batch anytime next week,” Roldan added. Roldan said there is also some cash donated by See DONATE, page 11

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses SIMEON L. RODRIGO and MARIA PEREZ consisting a parcel of agricultural land situated at Cabawan, Rosario, Agusan del Sur, Philippines registered in the name of SIMEON L. RODRIGO under OCT No. (P-4531) , P-307 8, Lot No. 566, pls-67 containing an area of 23,873 square meters is the subject of Deed of Extra Judicial Settlement Between Heirs under the notarial registry under Doc. No. 48, Page No. 10, Book No. 51, Series of 2012. MDN: Oct 2, 9 & 16, 2013

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Power outages in GenSan, vicinity extend to 7 hours GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/01 October) — The daily rotational brownouts in this city and parts of South Cotabato and Sarangani provinces have stretched to seven hours on Tuesday due to a major power load cut imposed by the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) after the toppling of its transmission tower in North Cotabato last Friday. Rodolfo Ocat, Socoteco II general manager, said they were forced to increase the area’s rotational outages from 2.5 hours to seven hours daily after the

NGCP reduced their loadto-maintain allocation starting Monday to 60 megawatts (MW). He said such allocation is almost half of the daily power demand of around 110 MW of its franchise area, which covers this city, two municipalities of South Cotabato and the entire Sarangani Province. Ocat said they initially set the new curtailment schedule to two days or until Wednesday, depending on the progress of the ongoing repairs on the NGCP’s damaged transmission tower. He said they have divided

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the area into two feeder groups, with each getting 3.5 hours of curtailment in two sets daily. Key areas of Region 12 have been experiencing long brownouts since Saturday following the blasting by unidentified men of the NGCP’s tower 141 in Kabacan, North Cotabato at around 7:40 p.m. last Friday. Region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. On Monday, distribution

utilities South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative (Socoteco I) and Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative (Sukelco) implemented rotational brownouts lasting five to six hours daily as a result of the incident. Socoteco I serves Koronadal City, Lutayan town in Sultan Kudarat and eight municipalities of South Cotabato. Sukelco’s franchise area covers 14 localities in Sultan Kudarat and Maguindanao provinces. Ocat said the toppling of the transmission tower has caused congestion on the

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NGCP’s transmission line from Kibawe in Bukidnon to Kabacan and to its Simuay substation in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. “Being at the tail-end of the transmission loop, Socoteco II suffered very low load-to-maintain allocation,” he said in an advisory. Ocat said the NGCP imposed the power load cut to avoid tripping of the Mt. Apo Geothermal and the Southern Philippines Power Corporation power plants. Due to the congestion of the NGCP’s transmission lines, Socoteco II was temporarily constrained to

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ILIGAN LANAO AREA Commencing on October 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges left in the same up to May 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

Sa Oktubre 15, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butapg penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Mayo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

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utilize its contracted power supplies from the Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC) and the Therma Marine Inc. (TMI), he said. The electric cooperative earlier signed separate power sales agreements with the Alcantara-owned MPC and Aboitiz Power’s TMI for the augmentation of 30 MW of power each to the area. Ocat added that the rotational brownouts will remain in effect until the “complete restoration of the toppled tower, which NGCP estimated to happen within seven days.” (MindaNews)


MISAMIS ORIENTAL TO CAMIGUIN AREA Commencing on October 17, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to May 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts.


Sa Oktubre 17, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butang penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Mayo 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

Commencing on October 18, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to May 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

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NGCP sets up new line for Gensan’s load growth By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City--In anticipation of the incoming load growth in General Santos City, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is currently reinforcing its existing high-voltage transmission line from Matanao town in Davao del Sur to the more southern city of General Santos in South Cotabato. In a press release e-mailed to Mindanao Daily News-Butuan, the NGCP said it began constructing the new Matanao-General Santos 138-kilovolt (kV) line in October, 2012. The 70-kilometer transmission line project will support the

capacity of the General Santos Substation which is expected to increase by 2015. According to NGCP Regional Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer Milfrance Capulong, the project aims to fully accommodate the expected load growth of the General Santos Substation to prevent future overloading and line tripping. Capulong also revealed that another component of the project is the expansion of the Matanao and General Santos substation at either end of the Matanao-General Santos 138-kV line. The expansion includes the installation of power circuit break-

ers and corresponding accessories which protect the substation equipment from damage in case of overloading. “The transmission line is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2014 while the substation expansion is scheduled to be finished by November, 2014. The project, which is also part of a bigger initiative, the Reliability Compliance Project I – Mindanao, has an ERC-approved budget of Php623.5 million,” Capulong said. She explained that the Reliability Compliance Project in Mindanao is aimed at enhancing and expanding NGCP facilities to be able to comply with the Philippine Grid Code’s

requirement of N-1 contingency, or the ability of the transmission grid to operate normally despite the loss of a major system component. NGCP is a privately-owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining, and developing the country’s power grid. It transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines, towers, substations, and related assets. NGCP’s projects aim to enhance the reliability and quality of electricity delivered to grid-connected customers like generators, distributors and large industries.

Bantay Dagat seizes illegal fishing materials CITY of Tagum, Davao del Norte––Several illegal fishing materials were confiscated in Tancuan Creek in Barangay Liboganon during the midnight operation conducted by the Bantay Dagat operatives of the City Agriculture Office on September 27. Scores of illegal fishing materials such as tangab and pukot were confiscated by the operatives along the 8.8-kilometer creek, which is known to be rich in marine resources. The proliferation of these illegal materials can hamper the growth of marine resources along the creek and in the municipal waters of the city. C it y Ad m i n ist r ator Giovanni Rellon, who personally led the midnight

operation, said the local government is determined to go after these illegal fishers since this is in violation of the local and national laws. The young administrator stressed the operation was launched after Mayor Allan L. Rellon received text complaints from fisherfolks who aired their concern over the mushrooming of illegal fishing materials in the area. No single fishermen were apprehended during the midnight operation but their fishing materials illegally installed were destroyed and confiscated by the Bantay Dagat operatives. City Administrator Rellon added the body tasked to guard the municipal waters

Tagum City Administrator Giovanni Rellon, along with the members of the Bantay Dagat Forces, led in a midnight operation to confiscate illegal fishing materials such as pukot and tangab along Tancuan Creek in Barangay Liboganon, Tagum City. Such operation was launched after Mayor Allan Rellon received complaints from fisherfolks about the proliferation of these illegal fishing materials in the creek leading to the Davao Gulf. Photo by Louie Lapat of CIO Tagum

Illegal fishing activi- Philippine Fisheries Code of the city will conduct surprise operation from time ties are prohibited under of 1998. Louie Lapat of to time to enforce the law. Republic Act 8550 or the CIO Tagum

Two-day ICT expo slated in Davao City DAVAO City––All stakeholders of the Information Communication Technology in the city have set their sights on the holding of the Innovation Expo 2013 iEx 2013 on October 11 and 13 at the Seda Hotel and SM Annex, Matina, respectively. Atty. Sam Matunog, chair of the ICT-Davao and organizer of the event said the activity is both expo and conference that will bring local IT product developers, vendors, innovators and business process outsourcing service providers to highlight their capabilities in the local small, medium enterprise market. He said the iEx 2013 will be highlighting Healthcare and Education, two of the key champion sectors of ICT in the region. Matunog said pioneering activities will include information forum, information auction and information robotics. He explained the information forum will be held on October 11 at the Seda Hotel to showcase various innovations, business models and applications for effective management in healthcare and education sectors. Matunog said the Robotics will be held at the SM Annex in Ecoland Matina on October 13 and will showcase various creations, innovations and the talent of students in Robotics. Matunog also revealed that on the same day, ICT vendors will auction hardware and software items. Bidders will have to register at P100 only. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

BSU-Sto. Tomas asks CHED to reconsider closure order STO. Tomas, Davao del Norte––Bukidnon State University Sto. Tomas External Study Center (BSUSTESC) here is set to file an appeal for reconsideration before the Commission on Higher Education central office in Manila asking CHED to review its decision on the “outright” implementation of the closure order slapped against BSU-Sto. Tomas, a school official said. Teresita A. Gatoc, Center Administrator, said yesterday that they have been preparing all the necessary documents to support their appeal which will be filed to CHED central office later this month to show cause why the immediate implementation of the “outright” closure is unwarranted. This as Gatoc viewed the closure order as a deliberate attempt to “strip” the constitutional right of the students to education.

Gatoc said that an outright or immediate closure order of the school was too harsh and implementing the closure order will eventually affect the 2, 000

students enrolled presently in the school, adding that “CHED must also take into account the situation of our students of which majority are working students whose

economic status is below poverty line.” The issue stemmed from a CHED En Banc resolution No. 507-201 where it approved and ordered all Bukidnon State University External Study Centers in Davao region to be closed after it failed to comply with the CHED provisions of CMO No. 27 s.2009 and pertinent provisions of MORPHE law. However, Gatoc disclosed that on June 8, 2012 a monitoring visit was conducted where CHED personnel physically inspected and toured the school campus and stressed that findings were seriously acted and given appropriate actions to comply CHED’s requirements in nine areas, citing that the “administration has provided adequate facilities in some courses and constructed various physical projects to improve

the school’s infrastructure facilities.” Bernadette Eugenio, a college student, appealed that a gradual phase-out with a 3 year extension will be implemented, saying that an outright closure was too unkind since majority of the students just like her were working students who could only schooled at night time. Student officer Chrissa Mae Andamon said that “it could have a negative impact in my ambition to pursue my college education should in case the closure order will be implemented as my family is financially constraint and could not send me to city schools.” “If CHED will close the school, what will happen to these students? Most of the students here working as hard laborer in banana plantations and they could not afford to study in private HEIs. CHED must be

compassionate in assessing the issue at hand,” college instructor Romeo D. Dugenio stressed. Meanwhile, college instructor Ignacio Lasco has likewise appealed to CHED to consider also the adverse effect it will give to the parents of the affected students, saying that a reconsideration of its decision for gradual phase-out will give them ample time to prepare for the education of their children. “Over the years, this school has produced enough civic leaders, technocrats, politicians and professionals engaged in various disciplines. We hope that CHED will hear the voice of the BSU community to reconsider our appeal and allow us to be of service to the Sto. Tomas town,” college teacher Ramon Lanzaderas appealed. AUREL LARABASTER

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September 28, 2013, at SM City in Cagayan de Oro. Representatives from various organizations and the business sector witnessed the event, which is considered as the second of its kind initiated by BusinessWeek Mindanao group of publications. The first was the 2012 Mindanao Business Leaders Awards, which recognized outstanding home-grown local companies. Mr. Allan M. Mediante, executive director of the program, said the project is from a media point of view, eve nas he said that there are many awards in the country, but seldom one can find a media organization recognizing business communities in propelling development in their respective community. “We want to establish rapport, camaraderie and cooperation,” he said. “That while it is true that media has always been considered critical against business and governmental affairs, this time, the awards would be giving the impression that media organizations are not always harsh critics, but also one of those who give inspiration to business sector, inspiring them so that they will strive more and serve more not only for the business sector, but to the people in general, including their employees and workers. The 15 awardees and the business categories they were recognized are: Nestle Philippines, under the Food Processing Industry; Ayala Land Inc. for Housing and Real Estate Industry; Cebu Pacific Air Inc. for Airlines

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s cam involving t he multi-billion pesos pork barrel fund. They collectively cried for its abolition. I’m one with this cry for undeniably the pork barrel had been abused and misused by legislators to the point that they have treated this public fund as their private money that they can spend as they please.

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Industry; Coca-cola Bottlers Philippines Inc. for Beverage Manufacture; San Miguel Brewery for Beer Industry; Del Monte Philippines Inc. for Agro Industry; Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) for Banking and Loans Services; Gothong Southern for Shipping and Cargo Services; Pryce Plaza Hotel for Hotel Industry; Sony Appliances for Appliance Industry; Union Galvasteel for Home Building and Materials Industry; Sun Cellular for Mobile Communication Service Provider category; My Solid Technologies for Cellular Phone Manufacture; MX3 for Herbal Industry; and Super 5 for Public Transport Industry. Mr. Mike Villareal, vice president of Veterans Bank, who graced the event, congratulated the awardees, even as he recognized their effort in helping grow Mindanao industries. Villareal expressed his appreciation for people and companies in taking risk to pursue business in Mindanao, “because business is more on risk-taking.” He expounded on the importance of transparency in business and the need for media in business. For his part, Mr. Efren Uy, president of Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce (Oro Chamber), said Cagayan de Oro City is the best location for businesses. “Kagay-anons have wide open arms, embracing new products and services,” he said. Uy congratulated the awardees and told them that their struggle and effort in their respective businesses will be awarded with simple yet self-fulfilling award. “The trophies or plaques The cry was so loud for the abolition of this fund. Aquino listened to the people’s cry. He announced that in next year’s national budget there’ll be no pork barrel allocation anymore. Many were skeptical. They won’t believe Aquino will ever do this. Aquino stood pat with his decision for the fund’s abolition even if this means going against the popular consensus among legislators

cannot compensate the hardships, the risks that you have come across, but it can somehow give you a feeling of triumphs that, indeed, you contributed a lot here in our city, our island, our nation,” he said. The President of Chamber of Commerce also said that these people and organizations are worthy of praise being an inspiration to many businessmen, albeit they are now being challenged to keep up with what has been expected of them. Mr. Efren Uy said Oro Chamber will be hosting the same awarding event. In his message, Mr. Dante Sudaria, publisher and CEO of BusinessWeek Mindanao Group of Publications, said the event aims to award outstanding business investors in Mindanao and that their investments contributed to the development of the Island.

refused to give the full identify of the soldier. Bella, a 21-year old registered nurse, is assigned in Barangay Lapaken in Datu Blah Sinsuat town. Sulaik called the incident an “unacceptable and grave attack to noble volunteerism work.” Bella in her report said she was awakened upon sensing that somebody was lying beside her and was molesting her. She said she then screamed for help to the other medical workers who were staying in the same bunkhouse. Her colleagues drove out Clarito from the place. Three hours after, around 2am on September 18, Clarito came back bringing with

him a firearm, Bella’s report added. But it was not clear in the complaint report what happened after the soldier returned. Sulaik condemned the reported attack on Bella saying the nurse offered to serve poor communities where her services are most needed without thinking of her security and the meager pay. As a volunteer nurse, Bella only receives an P8,000 honorarium. “It is so painful to realize another health worker will suffer this way,” he said over the phone. The health official said Bella’s mother recently passed away, and the incident added to her grief. “The victim is determined to push the case and we will be with her in this battle”, Sulaik added. The provincial health office has sent its complaint to the national headquarters of the Philippine Marines. Brig. Gen. Alexander Balutan, the commanding officer of 1st Marine Brigade based in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat said they received the report on Monday, September 30. “We have to see yet the formal complaint, but what we have learned is that our bachelor soldier is a suitor of the nurse. I think there is a misinterpretation here. What we knew [is that] the two are communicating, so I think molestation is an overstatement at the moment until we can ferret out the truth after the conduct of investigation,” Balutan said. He assured he will not tolerate abuses by his men. Balutan, however, said he was disappointed that

to have it retained. We all know the reasons why the legislators would prefer the retention of this fund. But they were forced to toe the people’s line calling for its abolition. The national budget was passed wee hours in the morning last Saturday. The pork barrel fund was indeed incised from the budget the House of Representative passed. But detractors continue to insist

that the pork barrel was indeed abolished. One guy even had the temerity to ask me where I based my notion that the fund was abolished and even accused me of posting in the internet something that he said was misleading. I simply told him that I based what I have posted on the bill itself, the national budget that at the time of posting was still being deliberated upon by the Lower

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the issue has reached the media and to their national headquarters even before he was informed as the soldier’s immediate superior. “We follow a chain of command. It would be better if Dr. Sulaik has discussed to me the problem. We have our own mechanism in addressing the grave offense of our men,” he said. In September 2010, a volunteer nurse from RN HEALS, an organization of nurses assigned in far flung communities was gangraped and physically abused in South Upi, Maguindanao. “Florence,” as the victim was called in the media, survived but has not obtained justice yet. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)

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The summit is slated to be held on October 3-4 at Duka Bay Resort in Medina. Tourism summit head Ms. Celeste M. Dosdos said the seven areas are Aya-aya Falls in Lugait, Mainit Hot Spring in Alubijid, Agutayan White Island in Jasaan, Sagpulon Falls in Jasaan, Flight 387 Shrine in Gingoog City, Civoleg Falls in Gingoog City and Alibuag in Medina. Dosdos said these ecotourism areas are the priority for this year. Provincial administrator Jun Pacamalan said the tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. has been invited to grace the activity.

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banks and commercial establishments that was turnedover to the provincial government. “I sincerely thank the generous donors for their cooperation and support extended to the

House. But the guy seemed not convinced because he’d rather have himself convinced by his insistence that the pork barrel will never be abolished even if in the national budget it has already been abolished. This behavior truly astounds me and many others. Why we developed this national penchant to deny even a fact really escapes me. From where I sit, I really don’t think this penchant

Pacamalan added that the media community will be covering the event that will also be attended by tourism regional director Catalino Chan III and Toruism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority chief Mark Lapid. In a statement, Gov. Emano said the province “desires to strengthen the friendly relations with its stakeholders and unify the common interest to improve the provincial tourism to boost and drive the economic thrust.” He said tourism development is the “flagship of the governance of the present administration.”

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equal or greater than the outflows or expenditures such as the operating expenses and benefits, she explained. Further, she emphasized that contribution rate has been stagnant for 23 years from 1981 to 2002 while pension increased 21 times. She said, as benefit payments catch up, the contribution rate has to be adjusted to allow the SSS fund to cumulate reserves; thus, provision of social security protection to all members across generations be sustained. As of June 2013, there are a total of 30, 040, 266 SSS members nationwide. (JMOR/PIA10) evacuees,” Roldan said adding that the goods could be of great help to prevent them from getting sick due to lack of food and proper sanitation. She said CSWD staff are doing constant follow-up to business establishments for more donations to be given to the evacuees in Zamboanga. (ALT/GCC/PIA9-Pagadian City)

will ever contribute to our progress and development as a nation. What’ll it do to us? Pull us down deeper into the abyss of division and hate for each other. Indeed we are still afar from truly becoming a nation. And this is sad. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteur



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