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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 179

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January 27, 2014


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Effect of ‘Agaton’ worse than ‘Pablo’



ATI City, D avao Oriental––The effects of the low pressure area (LPA) and tropical depression (TD) Agaton is worse than typhoon Pablo, according to Governor Corazon Malanyaon

Looking back to a life well-spent LAWYER Guerrero A. Adaza, known as “Gerry” to his family and friends, died of cardiac arrest Thursday (January 23) evening, a few days after he celebrated his 72nd birthday. His wife, Mrs. Paquita Adaza, said her husband lived a simple yet great life. He was born on January 12, 1942 at Mambajao in Camiguin Island to parents Mayor Pedro A. Adaza and Rufina Andoy. As a husband, Atty. Gerry is very protective. Mrs. Adaza smiled as she reminisced how her husband was so caring and security-conscious when it comes to her. Back then, he makes sure that she has chaperones once she attend gatherings. He is also a very supportive husband. The success of the plans they See LIFE, page 11

‘Sinkholes’ force mayor to enforce preemptive evacuation By Cheng Ordonez Associate Editor and Irene A. Echavez Contributor

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By Irene Joy B. Dayo Staff Reporter


INSPECTIONS. Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez with Governor Bambi B. Emano and Superintendent Cherry Mae L. Limbaco of the Department of Education-Misamis Oriental Division inspect Mambayaan bridge in Balingasag town in Misamis Oriental after visit-

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Hundreds of residents were forced to flee their homes in the town of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, since Thursday, following visible cracks in their houses’ walls and floors, and road pavement, stretching to, at least, two sitios in the village of Look. This after Villanueva ing several schools in the province, including Misamis town Mayor Julio Uy orOriental Provincial High School (MOPHS) which is near dered the residents to vacate the bridge. Pelaez chairs the committee on education in the Sang- from their respective guniang Panlalawigan. Photo supplied

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Full operation of Misor airport seen with 2014 budget

QUEZON City—Rep. Juliette Uy of the second district of Misamis Oriental) on Friday (January 24) said the national government now has the means “to make the Laguindingan Airport 100 percent operational with the necessary budget already in the General Appropriations Act of 2014.” Uy said: “It is most unfortunate that recent weather conditions in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental brought about by the low pressure area and consequently, by Typhoon Agaton, highlighted the inadequate equipment and lack of preparedness of the Laguindingan airport to the attention--and consternation--of the general riding-public.” The good news is, she said, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) now has the budget to acquire and install a VHF Omni-Directional Range Navigation System, a Meteorological Observing System and a Precision Lighting System for the airport to become fully-operational. Misamis Oriental Rep. Juliette Uy of the second district with fellow legislators Thelma “I look forward to the speedy installment of all the Almario (Davao Oriental) and Anne Pernes (Siquijor) at a meeting of the Committee See AIRPORT, page 14

on Appropriations during the 2014 budget hearings at the House of Representatives.

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Applicants warned on bogus job hiring CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Department of Labor and Employment, Regional Office 10 (DOLE-10) warned the public against bogus employment hiring. The warning was issued by DOLE-10 after confirming reports that a company has been hiring applicants in the city and collecting payments for uniforms amounting to P1,500 and P1,800 for medical fees. This practice of collection is tantamount to illegal recruitment under the Labor Code of the Philippines, [Article 34 (b)], which prohibits a company to charge or accept, directly or indirectly, any amount greater than that specified in the schedule of allowable fees prescribed by the Secretary of Labor. The regional labor department is thus advising the public not to be enticed by this modus operandi. They are also advised to seek the assistance of the local DOLE Office in their locality or jurisdiction. A report from Mildred E. Dablio of the Department of Labor and Employment, Region 10 with PIA-10

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Imported rice seized in Tagoloan town port By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Twenty-seven 20-footer container vans of imported rice have been seized by the Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao following the discovery of over-quantity as against the declared contents. Acting customs district collector Atty. Ruby Claudia M. Alameda issued the warrant of seizure and detention after a spot check revealed that each container van had 520 bags of rice as against the declared quantity of 400. Alameda said the shipment came from Thailand and was consigned to the Malingas Multi-Purpose Cooperative. She said it arrived at the Mindanao Container Terminal Port in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, last December 20 on board M/V Sandigan Voy. No. 1324. One of two women troopers of the 1st Special Forces Battalion lines up for reporting to “Even though the shipthe company commander at the tarmac of the Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro City. The former civilian airport is now a military airport and serves as the headquarters of ment was covered by an NFA the Tactical Operations Group-10. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News import permit we had the

right to know what’s inside,” Alameda said. The shipment was declared to contain 10,800 bags of Thai white rice. But after examination by customs officials and a representative of the consignee one container van was found to contain an excess of 120 bags. Alameda said the 30% excess constitutes a violation of the Tariffs and Customs Code. The seized shipment is now housed in a warehouse pending completion of the misdeclaration case. In a related development, Alameda issued a See PORT, p.5

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40 families displaced by ‘Sendong’ in Oro evacuated due to landslide threat By Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews


AGAYAN de Oro City–– Mona Baring and her children fled to the relocation site in Barangay Calaanan this city right after their house in Cala-cala, Barangay Tibasak was swept by typhoon Sendong on December 16, 2011. Baring thought that the

worst was over, but disaster seems to follow her and 39 other families living in a row of bunkhouses at the relocation site in Barangay Calaanan City. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), an agency under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), has, in fact, recommended to the city government the immediate evacuation of the 40 families or 200 persons living in the bunkhouses by the mountain for fear it would collapse. Rex Monsanto, MGB Region 10 director, said their personnel found the

mountain “is ready to slip” after the three weeks of rain triggered by tropical depression “Agaton.” “We have recommended the immediate evacuation of the residents. The mountain is in danger of slipping if more rains will come,” Monsanto said. Teddy Sabugaa, head of the Cagayan de Oro Social Welfare Department, said the local government heeded the DENR-MGB recommendation and has evacuated the families to a nearby school. He said the city government has sent a team of engineers to the reloca-

tion site and found that the warning from DENR-MGB was true. “We are now studying where we can relocate the affected families. We are hoping there are still available houses for typhoon Sendong victims,“ Sabugaa said. Baring said most of the families relocated at the bunkhouses in November 2012 after spending almost a year living in tents after typhoon Sendong devastated Cagayan de Oro in December 2011. She said they were not worried, at first, when See threat, p.5

“THE LEADERS WE NEED TODAY” By Noel B Vestudio, Kipolot Elementary School Quezon II District, Quezon Bukidnon

“Our Age is an Age of Change”. Globalization, technology and the changing social patters have disrupted the education sector over the past decade. Educational leaders, in particular, must recognize that provision of education must change. Students need the skill and knowledge they need to succeed in this fast changing global

digital economy.There is an urgent need for educators to revolutionalize their ways in preparing and developing the young to become a well -educated population and effective leaders of tomorrow. Robert Greenleaf says “ a leadership is no longer simply telling the youth what to do. What is important is to raise the spirit of the young people, help them build their confidence, work

with them, develop their competencies they need to acquire and send them on their way”. James Autry , identified 6 characteristics of servant leadership. First he says, leadership is not about controlling people, it is about caring for people. Second , leadership is not about being boss, it is about being present for people; Third, leadership is not about

holding on to territory, it is about letting go of ego and bringing the spirit to work. Fourth, leadership is less concerned with pep talks and more concerned with creating a place where people can do good work.. Fifth, leadership, like life is largely a matter of paying attention; and finally, leadership requires love. The love of leader breeds influence among the followers.

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TEACHING: A satisfying Experience By VIRGINIA P. DUMAGUIT T-I, Manuto Elem School Quezon I District

I am a woman with an essence. I was created in the image of God as stewardess in His creation. I was perfectly made in His likeness, yet doing out so imperfectly because no human being can be perfect as God. However, I am trying my best to do the right things and follow the commandments of God. I came to earth with a purpose - that is to serve Him better through serving my fellow citizens and my family. And by doing well my job in the school everyday with teaching and non- teaching loads. At present, I enjoyed teaching little children in our place. I felt fulfilled watching them learning and applying all the things I thought. It gave me self-satisfaction at the end of the day when pupils learned something good from my lessons. But I know, I could have not done this without God’s help. So, I praised and gave Him thanks always. Being a teacher is not easy but with much perseverance, hard work and dedication, everything went fine. And all of these were done because of love. For me, love means sacrifice. So, I have to work hard and give much effort in molding the youths. I am a teacher with great dignity and full of values - respectful, courteous, honest and hospitable. I love

my job because it gives me joy, satisfaction and security. I am a dedicated, committed and service-oriented individual. I performed my duties religiously and diligently. I am a hero in my own little ways. I love being a teacher! I am a mother, not only to my kids but also to all children in school and in the community. I disciplined. I mentored. I nourished them with much love and care. I loved, I cared my pupils. Before, I found life so boring and complicated with all the pains hardships, sufferings and heartaches. But now, I realized that life is so easy and simple if we have love in our hearts and if we will make God as the center in our lives. Everything I do, I offer it to the Lord, all for the greater honor and glory of Him and because of my great love for my family. And now I will say to my self “Courage and go on!” I am brave and strong to face all the challenges that life may bring especially in the field of teaching. Finally, I am what I am. I am unique. I have distinct characteristics. No one can change me of what I believed is right and true. I am a dreamer. I dreamt big because I want to soar higher than an eagle. And I love teaching because it gave me a satisfying experience.

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Butuan floods affect 70,680 people; Mayor issues appeal Death toll in Butuan flood rises to 7 Three died due to drowning A report from Erwin Mascarinas of MindaNews

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The CDRRMO identified those who died from drowning as Oscar Danago, 26, of Barangay Bugsukan; Noel Maglupay, 34, of Manila de Bugabus; and Jason Mahipo, 20, of Barangay Mahogany, whose body was found only Saturday morning. The three who died from hypothermia are Cresencia Ascares, 86, and Enojario Cetra, 40, both from Barangay Aupagan, and Benvienido Abordo, 56, of Barangay San Vicente. Arnold Ligtas, 26, Barangay Aupagan died from electrocution. CDRRMO records showed that two of the reported missing are from Barangay Tungao and the two others from Barangay Baan. Espere said the hypothermia victims died while seeking refuge at a covered court that served as an evacuation center.


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She said they are planning to construct evacuation facilities that would protect people from being exposed to the elements as part of their disaster risk mitigation program. Espere cited as challenge the attitude of the people to disregard warnings to evacuate “because flooding has become a normal occurrence in the city.” She said they usually issue warnings to the barangay units to evacuate their constituents, especially when the situation is on Alert 3 level. Supt. Romy Palgue, the city’s deputy police director, also said that rescue teams had a hard time convincing people to leave their houses at the height of the flooding. He lamented that rescuers also risk their lives and face health hazards in rescuing people from the floods.




BUTUAN City––The death toll from the flooding here in the last two weeks has risen to seven from four despite the efforts of the local government unit and other government agencies to step up their evacuation and rescue operations at the height of the calamity. Gracia Espere, officer-incharge of the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO), said that fresh reports from the barangays confirmed the additional number of fatalities due to the floods. “Out of the seven reported deaths, three were from drowning, three from hypothermia and one from electrocution,” she said. Espere added they are still searching for four individuals who were reported missing at the height of tropical depression “Agaton.”


BUTUAN City––At least 70,680 people have been displaced by rain-induced floods in 83 of this city’s 86 barangays and the extent of the inundated areas and number of evacuees have prompted Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante to appeal for the victims’ assistance. Dianah Generalao of the city’s public information office said most of the affected residents were moved to 75 evacuation centers. OCD-Caraga Regional Director Liza R. Mazo said this city’s search and rescue team in cooperation with the Philippine Army’s 401st and 402nd Brigade, Philippine Navy and National Police was in continuing rescue operation in Barangays Mahogany, Mahay, Baan Riverside, Banza and Buhangin. Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. announced Tuesday at around 4 pm, work resumption in all public and private offices. Suspension of classes at all levels in public and private institutions remains until further notice, he said. In a text message sent to Mindanao Daily NewsButuan, Amante has appealed for help for the flood victims: “The TD Agaton has left but a new LPA is developing. And it has inflicted more damage and has affected more Butuanon lives than ever before. It has displaced more than 20,000 families and its complications may even persist for a few more days. The city government has already given several rounds of relief goods distribution together with the congressional office of Cong. Fortun, ABS CBN, TV5, DSWD, PNP, PA, SDA, Equiparco, Madyaw Construction, Fil-Chinese Chamber, and so many donor organizations and institutions and even families and friends. But the effects of flooding may persist for days to come. I certainly believe that this unifying moment can bring us much closer to still even work together and help one another. Please held our unfortunate families in times like this. They need hot meals like champorado, binignit or pospas.”


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The common barriers to effective classroom interaction THE TEACHER AS PERSON By Noel P. Vestudio, Kipolot Elementary School Quezon 11 District

By RANDY L. COLOT Imbatug Elementary School Imbatug, Baungon, Bukidnon

Learning depends on how one absorbs the information and how it was delivered to him. It is much the same on a theory on communication where sharing of message would be successful after the receiver received and understood the message. In a classroom situation, learning is highly dependent on how intently the student listens to his professor and how the professor delivers the lesson, as well. According to a website of Skills You Need, an online portal that discussed on developing human skills, there are various barriers of effective communication. These are commonly observed to listeners which include school settings. Using of jargons can be problem for successful communication between students and teacher. Jar-

gons are technical terms that are rarely used in everyday conversation. Listeners may find these unfamiliar or vague, preventing them to understand sentences or statements mentioned in the discussion. Thus, it is very important for a teacher to define particular terms before proceeding to her lesson proper. Emotional barriers and taboos are also barriers. In this kind, a student find it difficult to express his emotions and personal opinions in front of everyone in the class. These barriers can be observed mostly during recitals. The main reason is due to tense and stage fright filling the person. Taboos can also cause the same worry. In here, a student felt that he is avoided to speak about a topic because there are limitations.

The lack of attention can also be a barrier to successful listening. In this kind of barrier, a student may lost his interest for the lesson, or he may find the speaker to be irrelevant. Another is the differences in perception and viewpoint. In the classroom setting, a misunderstanding may arise between the teacher and student because of differences or clash of opinions. In another words, what a teacher believes as right may not be favorable to the student or vice versa. Physical disabilities such as hearing problems or speech difficulties would also be a problem in a conversation. The teacher, in this situation, would not be successful in delivering his lesson because the student cannot hear it properly or perhaps, the student cannot understand him due to his

speech difficulties. Physical barriers including misunderstanding of non-verbal communication are another common barrier to an effective communication in the classroom. These will appear when the student failed to see the non-verbal cues such as gestures, posture and general body language which make lesson delivery less effective. Learning is not just sharing the lessons but also on how the teacher presented and shared, and as well on how critically students have absorbed these lessons. Afterall, successful learning, in order to be realized, sender and receiver should be participative. In addition, detecting common problems and giving careful measures are helpful ways in improving teacher-student interaction.

Manuto E/S offers a Wider Avenue for Learning By VIRGINIA P. DUMAGUIT T-I, Manuto Elem School

This School year Manuto E/S teachers spearheaded by our young and ever untiring school head - Dr. Dennis C. Caballes, are having a great time and effort to provide a place for the pupils to learn more on how to read, to read with comprehension and to fire out their imagination through reading story books, playing games, watching films and listening to radios. All these things could be done in our library and mini audio/visual room. It has several books donated UNICEF. There are different kinds of dic-

tionaries, encyclopedia atlases, maps, and several laboratory materials for experiments use. From simple to complicated books for Filipino, Math, Science, EPP and English subjects - you could find it there. It has a TV set with DVD player and amplifier, 4 cassette tape recorders, scrabbles, chess boards, puzzled games and many more. Pupils are encouraged to read with much vigor and lock at the books as treasures full of wonders. They are instructed not to hang on anywhere after

taking their lunch but use their vacant time in the library instead. Inattentive, noisy and secured pupils are now easy to control if we will bring them in the library and mini-audio visual room because they can do a lot of activities inside. They can sit comfortably on long benches with long tables donated by the graduates batch 2007-2008. Let’s face it. Teachers are facing several problems in their classrooms. We can’t deny that the greatest and worst problem is hand down non-readers!

But Manuto E/ S teachers have now an easy time to give remedial instructions to non-readers. They can bring their class hours and during noon break. This room can help minimize the number of non-readers and gradually eradicate them. As of now, pupils are enjoying inside our library and mini-audio/ visual room and they can even go out and smell the bewitching aroma of flowers in our peace park (they’re adjacent to each other) while reading or just lie down and enjoy reading with the sweet air.


instead,” Basilio said. He added that “this is rampant not only in the Davao Region but all over the country.” Sheena Duazo, spokesperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Southern Mindanao commended Duterte’s stern warning to smugglers of rice and said that “smuggling is due to the neo-liberal economic policy that the Aquino administration implemented on import and export of rice and other products.” “This policy is slowly killing our farmers,” she said. According to Duazo, this “neo-liberal economic policy allows foreign products to enter the country with low price value and almost tax-free.” She said that as a member state of the World Trade Organization (WTO), “government of the Republic of the Philippines is obliged to implement this [neo-liberal] policy”. Duazo said that this only shows who Aquino is “truly serving” (Earl O. Condeza/


worried when portions of the mountains would slip down every time it would rain. During tropical depression “Agaton,” a portion of the mountain slipped and crashed into the sala of Jorlyn Borlino. Borlino said although her family was lucky that it was just a minor slip, she said they are still worried. Borlino said they are asking the local government to transfer them to another relocation site. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)

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heavy burden on farmers. “Kasagaran sa mga maguuma, inutang ang yuta, mangutang pa og pestisidyo pati similya. Pero pag ibaligya ila produkto, barato ra. Pag sila na ang mopalit, mahal na kaayo (Most farmers rent their lands, borrow pesiticides and seedlings. But when they sell their product, it’s cheap. When they buy the product, it’s expensive),” Arnado said. Romualdo Basilio of KMU Southern Mindanao who supported Duterte’s move, explained the effects that brought the rice smuggling scandal to the workers sector Basilio said “that most workers, especially on the factories and plantation are also farmers whose lands were grabbed by big landlords.” “ Their lands were g rabb e d b e caus e t he y weren’t able to pay their debt to the landlord, that’s why they were forced to leave and became plantation workers

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memorandum on January 21 to all port collectors and exporters of mineral ore and lumber/logs directing the latter to submit their Mineral Ore Permit or Export Authority to the office of the Customs District Collector for verification with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources before filing their Export Entry Declaration. “I will never be in cahoots with smugglers,” Alameda said. “And I will never allow any illegal shipment to enter the port,” she added.

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they saw how close their houses are to the side of the mountain. Baring’s kitchen and that of the rest are only a few inches from the mountain. “The local government people at that time told us not to complain. They told us the bunkhouses were better than the life in tents,” Baring narrated. Baring said they became


The teacher is the most important and most influential person in the school. His /her words may destroy o create the future of the child.. In many cases, the child listens and believes more than her / his parents. How the teacher relates to the pupils has a big impact on the students. Therefore, the teacher’s personality is one of the first sets of characteristics to consider in looking a good and an effective teacher. James Strong listed down some qualities a teacher should possess: 1. Assumes ownership for the classroom and the students success. 2. Understands feeling of students 3. communicates clearly 4 .Admits to mistakes and corrects them immediately 5. Displays the sense of humor 6 .Dresses appropriately for the position 7 Maintains confidential trust and confidence 8. Is responsive to situation and students need 9. Listens and responds to students with respect, ever in difficult time 10.Treats students equally and fairly 11. maintains a professional manner at all times 12. Invest time with students outside classroom 13. Addresses students by name 14. Speaks in an appropriate tone and volume 15. Works actively with students

DepEd features Filipino traits in K+12 report cards By MURIELL L. RUIZ, Teacher III Imbatug Elementary School Imbatug, Baungon, Bukidnon

THE Department of Education (DepEd) has started implementing this school year the inclusion of at least 14 traits of Filipinos in the Progress Report Card or Form 138E of kindergarten pupils. The purpose of this progress report card is to further enhance the p u p i l ’s a c h i e v e m e n t monitoring system as per Standards of Learning Competencies for the Five-Year Old Filipino Children, which is one of the major thrusts of the K plus 12 program. The purpose of this progress report card is to inform parents about the pupil’s achievement, per Standards of Learning Competencies for the FiveYear Old Filipino Children, the education department has pointed out. Featured in the new Form 138E or Progress Report Card are the following traits: · Honesty · Courtesy · Helpfulness & Cooperation · Resourcefulness & Creativity · Consideration for Others · Sportsmanship · Obedience · Self-Reliance & Industry · Cleanliness & Orderliness · Promptness & Punctuality · Sense of Responsibility · Love of God · Patriotism · Love of Country Letter-grades for these traits are A, B, C, D & E corresponding to Outstanding, Ver y Good, Good, Fair and Poor, respectively, based on the Kindergarten Education

Curriculum, that identifies the child’s levels of progress, in non-academic terms, where additional time and follow-up are needed. Likewise, for the Key to Progress and Performance, the letter grades A, P & D will be used corresponding to Advanced or exceeding the standard, Proficient or achieving the standard and Developing or limited or minimum progress toward achieving the standard, respectively. Learning areas include: · Physical Health for the well-being, motor development and showing control and coordination of hand and body movements, Social and Emotional Development for respect and positive interactions with children, as well, as adult members of the family, school and community. · Mathematics for understanding the numerals and the quantities they represent. · Sensory Perceptual for using one or more of the five senses and knowledge of concepts pertaining to living and non-living things and the environment. · Language and Literacy for speaking audibly in coherent sentences/ use of and oral language, and Values Education for demonstrating honesty in words and in actions and showing concerns for others and caring attitude towards God’s creation. · Attendance covering a four (4) ten-week periods, indicating the number of days present, days absent, days tardy and early check-outs are also indicated in the report cards.

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Two lawmakers have proposed the creation of the Mindanao Railways Corporation that will serve as the instrumentality of the government in providing a railroad and transportation system for the whole island of Mindanao. Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez Jr. (Party-list, Abante Mindanao) said the proposed MRC as embodied in House Bill 3055 shall own or operate railroads, tramways and other kinds of land transportation, vessels and pipelines, for the purpose of transporting for consideration, passengers, mails and property between any point in Mindanao. “The creation of the Mindanao Railways Corporation will hasten the development of the island,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez cited the experience of Japan, Canada, the United States and most of Europe, which shows that their railroad networks have sped up the national development. Rodriguez said in these

GUEST EDITORIAL nations, railroads opened up vast land areas, making it possible for tremendous numbers of people to settle and huge volume of goods to be transported there at the lowest cost. “The influx of people into areas previously unsettled and the easy availability of goods needed for civilized life means higher productivity of the land,” Rodriguez stressed. Rodriguez underscored that a railroad network crisscrossing Mindanao will considerably shorten the distance between Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro or Davao and Cagayan de Oro. “This will, in turn, mean a shortening of the travel time of the people and of the goods whose end destination is the Visayas or Luzon or beyond our northern shores or vice versa,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez emphasized that the country must benefit from the experience of other lands whose

railway systems up to today provide people and goods the cheapest and fastest way of moving in volume overland. Under the measure, the Corporation shall also have the powers to own and/or operate powerhouses, hotels, restaurants, terminals, warehouses, timber concessions, coal mines, iron and other mineral properties and manufacture rolling stocks, equipment, tools and other appliances and construct and operate in connection with its railroad lines, toll viaducts, toll tunnels and the like. The Corporation shall have an authorized capital of P1,000,000,000 for its initial operation divided into P10,000,000 shares at par value share of P100, which shall be fully subscribed by the government. It shall be exempted from payment of all taxes of every name and nature, municipal, city, provincial or national. A continuing annual appropriation of P200,000,000 shall be appropriated from any funds in the National Treasury.

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It is winter in Europe. Winter, that means it is very tugnaw, not like 21 degrees Celsius, what is tugnaw for you, but already quite init for us, but more like 0 degrees Celsius. Or less. It can be minus 10 in January. You have cold feet and hands, even when wearing gloves and thick shoes, your nose is red and frozen and your breath comes out your mouth turning into smoke. The worst of all, however, is the lack of sun, the dark days. People are grumpy and depressed, the streets and bars are mostly empty on weekdays. If I tell this to my Pinoy friends, sitting together in our shorts and enjoying a cold San Mig’ or a Tanduay Ice, they look at me and laugh. We would love to see and feel the snow, to experience winter and to be wrapped in the cold. You always exaggerate, we know you. Snow is like in the Christmas movies, a Disney experience, it is fun and cozy.... And I in my turn watch them, sitting in the shadow near the seaside, joking, eating and drinking. How can I explain life in Belgium, the everyday work routine, the cold and


Going out The Philippine Connection Jan J.I. Degeest the real Western world to them? And is it worth it? Maybe it is better to keep your dreams and expectations intact, who am I to shatter them? Belgium is a country near America, they joke. We know America, it is like in the movies and the telenovelas. And one day, we will go there. On holiday and to work. Because working abroad is the Philippine American dream: earn enough money to help your family. Family, the most important issue. But not today, tomorrow maybe. Maňana, as the Spanish say. First of all, let us eat some more Kinilaw, my favorite food... And the day passes in absolute luxury, we watch the sun going down and finally, there is always a jeepney of tricycle to bring us back home. The night is still young, the streets are filled with

people and joy. Bayad ko and I am safely home. Friday evening. For almost a week, Jeana is preparing her night out with her friends. She made reservation in a design restaurant in the city center, just ten minutes away (on foot) from our house. First, they were three friends. Then five. Finally reservation for eleven. Maybe fifteen in the restaurant. You never know. Because, a true Pinay, abroad or not, never misses a party. And that is the spirit! Make fun and work hard. Tomorrow is another day. Suddenly, she calls me. What shall I wear, she says. We agreed we would put on fancy dresses, a bit special for this occasion. I know my wife, so I show her the green dress she was wearing two weeks ago at my parent’s place, considering that she will take the white, short one in response, which is

BIR to probe increases in value of traders’ assets

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `Whoever belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in John 8:47, the Holy Bible). -oooBIR TO PROBE INCREASES IN VALUE OF TRADERS’ PROPERTIES: Here is a dispatch coming from our Zamboanga City correspondent Ramon Quin, Jr.: “The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is launching its National Tax Campaign for 2014 on February 03 with a meeting of its 19 regional directors who will be tasked to investigate contractors, businessmen and professionals, to determine if they reported the increases of the values of their assets and properties. “This was disclosed by lawyer Albert B. Alocilja, the revenue regional director for Zamboanga Peninsula, in an exclusive interview with this correspondent of the media forum `Kakampi Mo Ang Batas’. Alocilja said the 2014 tax campaign will be launched by the BIR at its Central Office in Quezon City, where the agency is expected to adopt `Register, File and Pay’ as its motto for this year to serve as a guide for BIR employees nationwide. “ `Also to be given special emphasis for this year are businessmen who failed to submit reports of their purchases and sales,’ Alcocilja said. He said that

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio the overall BIR objective for 2014 is to increase the number of people who will be registered as possible taxpayers.” -oooIS INTERNET TRANSL AT ION WOR K F OR REAL? Will someone please tell me if a company offering translation jobs for Filipinos involving English materials (like commercials, emails, books and even movie scripts) purportedly coming from United States is legitimate and is not merely a scam? I mean, the salaries being dangled for the translation work is quite fantastic, and the terms are just so simple any Filipino with a knowledge of even the most basic of English can seem to qualify, but there is one big hitch that may need verification and clarification. What is this hitch? Well, the company is asking that the prospective Filipino translators should pay it US$34.00, or roughly P1,700.00, allegedly for processing fee. Many Filipinos will not mind paying these amounts for a job like this but, there is no way of verifying whether the company is real, and

whether the translation jobs and the dizzying offers of compensation---allegedly up to US500.00 (or P25,000.00) for only a threehour work per day---really exist. Supposing the company is not real, the jobs and the salaries are non-existent, the prospective Filipinos would have already lost P1,700.00? -oooJESUS SAYS HE IS “I AM”: In John 8 of the Bible, Jesus Christ made a stunning statement that even before Abraham was born, He, Jesus, was already in existence. This statement was not accepted by the Jews who heard Him say it, because at the time he made it, Jesus was not yet fifty years old, and so they believed He could not have been in existence before Abraham was born. Abraham was chronologically older than Jesus by 42 generations (see Matthew 1). But Jesus stuck to what He said that He was already there before Abraham, saying He was in fact “I am” (the name that God the Father used to describe Himself in the Old Testament), prompting the See ASSETS, page 11

the one I want her to wear. She puts on her make-up, I sing silently with Eric Clapton while I watch her in the bathroom, and then it is time for the most difficult ritual: the shoes. She has nothing to wear but tries several on. Shall I wear high heels or boots, she asks, and after some discussion, we agree on boots with high heels, the best of two worlds for her and for me. A winter jacket and an umbrella, gloves and a scarf later, she is ready to leave. I kiss her goodbye and escort her to the door, watching how she faints away in the dark medieval streets of Ghent. Back in Davao, I see a woman coming out of a little corridor in between the houses. She wears a white short dress, her hair is bright and shiny, her make-up is brought on in a very careful way and putting the accent on her Asian beauty. She wears boots with high heels, though it is more than 30 degrees Celsius outside. Maybe some things never change, and are we not so different after all. Salamat po!

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Pinoys abused in Malaysia? News reports revealed that many Overseas Filipino Workers in Malaysia have been tortured, maltreated, abused, raped while others have died due to continued physical harassments. In connection therewith, the department of foreign affairs had instructed the Philippine Embassy in that country to verify reports and to extend the necessary assistance to the victims of this crackdown initiated by the Malaysian police. Many of these incidents took place in Sabah giving us the impression that some of the victims are undocumented or part of those who declared Sabah as their property. A victim’s wife reported that her husband was not an illegal immigrant and has been there for a long time but was one of those who suffered from the hands of the Malaysian police. Further reports had disclosed too that some of our women had been raped by the Malaysian authorities and one of them died for continued abuses. Any of these news reports are certainly unacceptable and deserved to be investigated before we act to turn the table upside down. I supposed this is the effect of the acts of our brother Filipinos who entered Sabah some months ago and declared the island as theirs. This must have irked the Malaysian government thus its police employed abuses and See ABUSED, page 11

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Special Gospel of the day: Luke23:3543(January27, 2014-Monday) Luke 23:35-43- He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, And saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription also was written over him in letters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. This gospel focuses on Demas the repentant public sinner. In Galatians 3:13-Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed [is] every one that hangeth on a tree. Look, despite of Demas public status, he was able to connect Jesus by recognizing Him as the gate to eternal paradise. Do we accept that we are also sinners like Demas? Yes of course, we could not escape from this reality. In 1 John 1:8-If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is

not in us. Therefore, accepting our “faults” and shortcomings is a big deal in God. In Jeremiah 31:3The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. Meaning, come back to God right now: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

Achieving Excellence Through Commitment By VIRGINIA P. DUMAGUIT T-I, Manuto Elem School Quezon I District

DepEd is an institution that is looking forward to be at par with that global standards. It laid the foundation of education and opened the doors for opportunities to administrator’s teachers, pupils and other officials. It gave challenges for every individual and offered a lot of options to achieving excellence. But how can this be achieved? It is now the high time for teachers and administrators to this dream can be attained if well con-

tinue to work hard and become competitive in all our endeavors. Committed, Dedicated, Confident; and skillful individuals are much needed in this institution to excel and always stay on top! This is the bigger challenge that awaits to all of us. For all the difficult works in our daily routines, for the rigorous demand of the higher officials -let’s be optimistic enough to see a brighter future for our families and for our school children.

With joyful and thankful hearts, Manuto Elementary School Teaching Force together with our school head, Dr. Dennis C. Caballes continue to strive hard with dedication, Perseverance, commitment in our jobs. We continuously leap to meet the challenges of our times and pursue academic excellence. God is with us in sharing His infinite wisdom as we soar to greater heights in the field of EDUCATION aiming for existence and EXCELLENCE!

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AGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur - The police have intercepted a shipment of shabu and arrested the suspected drug courier Friday evening in the municipality of Molave, this province.

Arrested was Mailynjean Victoria alias MayMay, 22, an alleged Ozamis City-based drug courier, according to Provincial police director Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre. Ecaldre said the suspect was arrested at a checkpoint along Quezon Street, Ba-

rangay Madasigon, Molave, while she was on her way to deliver shabu coming from Ozamis City. Chief Insp. Nurhassan Pailan, Molave police chief, said they immediately conducted mobile checkpoint after receiving an information that a lady drug courier

named Maria Evenia was aboard a passenger van from Ozamis on her way to deliver shabu in Molave town. Pailan said the suspect later turned out to be Mailynjean Victoria instead of Maria Evenia. Pailan said the suspect alighted from the van as the vehicle was approaching the checkpoint which prompted them to accost and inspect her shoulder bag that yielded 100 small sachets of shabu. He said the 100 sachets of shabu was placed in a big

square-shape heat-sealed sachet wrapped with table napkin. He said the suspect revealed during the investigation that the she was only ordered by certain Cathy Rubio to deliver the said package to a certain John Mark in the municipality of Molave. He said charges for violation of Section 5 of Republic Act 9165 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be filed against the suspect. (PNA)

Abu Sayyaf man captured in Zamboanga City ZAMBOANGA CITY – Security forces captured T hu r s d ay a m e mb e r of the notorious Abu Sayyaf group implicated in kidnappings in the southern Philippines, officials said. O f f i c i a ls s ai d Ju n Akilan was tracked down in the village of Talabaan following a tip off from an informant. Akilan was allegedly visiting his family when soldiers and policemen captured him. A .45-caliber pistol was also recovered from Akilan. The capture of Akilan coincided with the visit

of US Ambassador Philip Goldberg. Akilan is being linked to the kidnappings of teachers in Zamboanga City and also traders in Basilan and Zamboanga Sibugay provinces. It was not immediately known whether Akilan arrived in the village alone or with other kidnappers. The Abu Sayyaf, tied by the police and military to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya, is still holding several kidnapped victims in the southern region. (Mindanao Examiner)

Zamboanga student shot outside university ZAMBOANGA CITY – An unidentified gunman last Friday fatally shot a 19-year old student in a daring attack outside the Western Mindanao State University in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. The victim, Carlo Angelo Canda, was rushed to the hospital after being shot in the head. His condition is still unknown. The gunman fled after the attack and it was not immediately known whether witnesses could identify the assailant. No individual claimed responsibility for the attack and police said it is investigating the shooting of the engineering student. Gun attacks and killEXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ARTEMIO FRANCISCO TAGOLAYLAY, who died on May 7, 2003 whose name is the registered owner of a parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63119 which is herein more particularly described as follows, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63119 “A PARCEL OF LAND (LOT 14, Block 5, Pcs-10-000868, being a portion of Block-1, Block 2, Block 3, & Lot 1, Block 6, Psd-10-009099), situated in the Barrio of Kauswagan, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of NINETY NINE (99) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION, entered and executed by and between; CARLOSA J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, widow and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; SOLENKEE B. JANIOLA, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; ARLON J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; ADRIAN J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resient of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; JANYLINE J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter called the Parties; are the sole and legitimate heirs. As per Doc. No. 497; Page No. 100; Book No. XLIV; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. HENRY J. BACAL. MDN: JAN. 13, 20 & 27, 2014

ings are not uncommon in Zamboanga City where hired killers are actively operating. Just last year, an alumnus of the Ateneo De Zamboanga University, Just ine R aphael We e, was killed. The murder sparked a wide protest an d At e n e o s tu d e nt s called for a stop to the unabated killings and gun attacks in Zamboanga. Wee, scion of a wealthy Chinese family, was shot June 22 in the head by a lone gunman wearing a motorcycle helmet at a roadside eater y along Veterans Avenue. Most of the murder cases in Zamboanga remain unres olve d and police and local government officials were quick to blame the killings to either family feud or grudge. (Mindanao Examiner)

United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg is in Zamboanga City today to participate in the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between the US Agency for International Development and the local government units of Zamboanga City, Isabela City, Lamitan City, Jolo Municipality and the Province of Sulu for the Enhancing Governance, Accountability and Engagement (ENGAGE) Project. Mindanao Development Authority Secretary Luwalhati Antonio, and LGU officials were present during the activity. (dis/PIA9-ZBST)

Z A M B OA N G A C I T Y – The city government collected P4.78 million more in taxes in the first 20 days of this year com-

pared to the same period in 2013. Officials credited the increase to the cutting down of the process for

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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). Notice is hereby served to the public that JOEL L. ASENCION has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from “November 21, 1968” to “November 8, 1968” in the certificate of live birth of Joel L. Asuncion at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Constancio N. Asuncion and Betty L. Labial. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not Later than February 6, 2014. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 27 & Feb. 3, 2014

business permit renewal from five to three steps. Benjie Barredo, head of the city’s Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), said the business tax collection from January 1 to 20 this year reached P66.898 million. The collection for the same period last year was P62.112 million. Barredo said that from January 1-20, they were also able to process 5,485 business permits including 349 new applications. He said this is higher by 117 compared to the 5,368 business permits with 279 new applications processed for the first 20 days in January

of 2013. Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar issued Executive Order reforming the regulations for the processing of business permits and licenses. The new process involves just three steps – submission of renewal application form at the BPLO, assessment and payment of taxes at the City Treasurer’s Office, and issuance of a temporary permit to operate (TPO) by the BPLO. Barredo said they have issued a total of 418 TPO from Jan. 1-20, the deadline for the renewal of business permits without surcharges and penalties.

The TPO specifies the requirements and clearances t hat a business operator needs to secure within 90 calendar days. Non-compliance with the requirements within the specified period would mean the automatic revocation of the TPO and eventually the issuance of notice of closure and the actual closure of the establishment. Barredo said EO 28 also provides that the mayor will issue the permit up on complet ion of all requirements and clearances after which the TPO shall be surrendered to the BPLO. (MindaNews)

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Davao Oriental guv says effects of LPA, ‘Agaton’ worse than ‘Pablo’



ATI CITY, Davao Oriental - The effects of the low pressure area (LPA) and tropical depression (TD) Agaton is worse than typhoon Pablo, according to Governor Corazon Malanyaon

The governor said in typhoon Pablo, the sun has shined after two days since it struck, but in the LPA and TD Agaton, the rains continued for many days that resulted to huge debris, muddy roads, boulders everywhere, collapsed

bridges, and mounds of driftwood and felled timber swept by raging waters of the overflowing rivers in Davao Oriental. “This scenario has resulted to difficulty in clearing operations since rains continued for days that

also caused delay in the distribution of relief goods,” Malanyaon said. She said there were only two major bridges damaged by typhoon Pablo, while LPA and TD Agaton took five bridges to ruins in the province. Due to the impact of the LPA and TD Agaton, about 183 barangays are isolated in the province, she said, adding that total value of crops damaged has yet to be evaluated by the provincial agriculture office. Of the total 21 fatalities brought by said calamity, 12 were from Davao Oriental and 9 from Compostela Valley based on reports of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) furnished by the 10th Infantry


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Division of the Philippine Army headed by Maj. Gen. Ariel Bernardo. Malanyaon said the province has already sought the assistance of the national government particularly on the clearing operations, as this significantly hampers the distribution of relief goods particularly in farflung affected barangays. Aside from the clearing operations, the province also sees immediate assistance on the repair of the bridges destroyed by the latest natural disaster. “We don’t have enough equipment to clear the roads See effects, page 11


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Daniel Padilla dreams of starring in a TV show with uncle Robin Padilla Daniel Padilla wants to do a TV show with his tito Robin Padilla. “Maganda ‘yan, gusto kong gawin ‘yan eh [magka-show sa TV], gusto kong gawin na magkakasama kami. After nitong Got To Believe tingnan natin kung pwede nating magawan ng paraan ‘yung ganon, masaya sigurong gawin,” Daniel said in an interview during the Sa Ngalan ng Ama, Ina at mga Anak presscon. If given the chance, he would like to headline a comedy show with Robin. “Parang ‘yung Padilla puno ng humor din eh, puno ng humor pagkami-kami lang,

grabe masaya. May konting action siguro, ‘yung action kasi dadalhin na namin sa sinehan yun eh, pero ‘yung mga humor ‘yun siguro sa TV.” On the success of Got to Believe, Daniel remarked that it only shows that hard work pays off. “Feeling ko siguro iyon ‘yung balik nila sa amin, grabe ‘yung paghihirap yan sa Got To Believe. Ang hirap dahil lagi kaming for airing. Ganyan kasi minsan walang oras, ang daming schedule pero every scene kahit napakaliit lang ng eksena na talagang ginagawa namin ng maayos hindi lang puchu-puchu


Daily HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) - An altruistic act is perfect for your karma -- and it helps balance out someone else’s, too! Keep it a secret if you like, but nobody holds it against you if you share the news with the right people. PISCES (February 19 – March 20) - Something hidden from view turns out to be quite important -- though you’re the only one who can see what it is! Take your time in describing it to others, as they may not quite get it the first time. ARIES (March 21 – April 19) - Stay active as much as you can -- otherwise, you may not be sure that you’re still alive! Your energy should lift your mood, but if you’ve got to spin your wheels much longer, it just can’t last. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) - You’ve got more options than you realize, so make sure that you’re thinking through every step of the way. Explore new territory and you are sure to find the right match, though it takes time. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) - You’ve got friends who can help you with almost any problem you face -- and their friends can take care of the rest! Just reach out if you’re worried; things should start to brighten soon. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) - Let your heart beat as fast as it wants -- you can resist the urge to panic! Use your head when things start to get difficult today (which may be fairly early), and try to just think things through.

na acting. Talagang inaayos namin,” he said. He also attributed the success of the show to his onscreen partner Kathryn Bernardo. “Magaling din kasi si Kathryn talaga, napakagaling ni Kathryn kaya siguro [successful],” he added. When asked if he still has time for himself despite his busy schedule, Daniel commented, “Minsan wala na akong ganon eh. Okay lang basta ako mahal ko ‘yung ginagawa ko at magiging marami pa ‘yung oras ko para sa sarili ko, ngayon sa kanila na muna.”

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Effects... from page 9

in all the affected barangays which are full of mud, debris, and felled trees,” Malanyaon said. She however recognized the assurance of the Department of Public Works and National Highways (DPWH) to repair the bridges the soonest and so with the arrival of the members of the Presidential Bridge Team at the height of the calamity to look into the establishment of bailey bridges in lieu of the collapsed major bridges. She also acknowledged the readiness and continued assistance extended by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in the relief distribution that comes from said agency and private donors. Malanyaon also made special mention on the assistance of the military in the distribution of relief goods. She said the military has been very consistent in their readiness to provide help in times of disasters hitting the province. Most of all, Malanyaon reiterated her gratefulness to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and the City Council for the P2 million cash assistance. She said Davao City is the only local government that provided help to the province. The governor has also appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on how to dispose of the large cubic meters of felled trees in the affected barangays. Malanyaon said that the timbers would reached about 500 cubic meters and if properly disposed of, could translate to billions of cash that could be a lot of help to the affected families and damaged infrastructure. The cash that the felled timbers would bring could serve as start-up capital of the affected families for livelihood, she said. Some of the timbers are about to rot which if not properly addressed would cause another problem in the communities particularly on health, she said. (PNA)

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criminal acts against our people while our government has been silent about it. This is plain ugly and cowardice on our part unless we do something to protect our people in that place allegedly part of Malaysia. To me, Sabah has always been part of our country historically but our leaders in the olden days have abandoned it. The island is very near to Tawi Tawi and could be reached by motor banca in less than an hour. Before everything else, I suggest our government should file a formal protest on this matter and let the Malaysian government

know our feelings towards these criminal acts committed by its police forces. If their government cannot stop these harassments, it is possible the matter is sanctioned by them and their police forces are ordered to do such acts. This is alarming and we must act. Let us all unite our heart and minds and form a united stand to protect our citizens. On top of this, our government should inform the United Nations on the matter before everything goes wrong. Of course, we do not go to war for nothing but if our people are abused, raped and killed, we have to do something. Why do we have military, army, navy, air force, if they cannot protect our country and people? I wish I will hear from our senators, congressmen and national leaders of their opinions on this matter. I understand they engaged in too much in-fighting. Let us fight our enemies not our colleagues in congress. (benemata@

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Jews to pick up stones to throw at Him, thinking that He was blaspheming, because His statement meant that He, Jesus, is God. Here is John 8 for the rest of this story: “Jesus replied, `… Your father Abraham rejoiced at the thought of seeing my day; he saw it and was glad.’ `You are not yet fifty years old,’ they said to him, `and you have seen Abraham!’ `Very truly I tell you,’ Jesus answered, `before Abraham was born, I am!’ At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook. com, batasmauricio@yahoo. com and mmauriciojr111@

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result of their unity. Mrs. Adaza believed that God Almighty blessed their plans for it was a decision made between two of them. In their entire married life, Mrs. Adaza is so proud to say that it was bound with unity and love. Their marriage produced three “all-boy” kids who now have a family of their own. As a father, he is strict but very kind. These children gave them seven grandchildren. His family is also very proud of him because of his integrity and honesty, being a lawyer. These are the values that were given importance to by Atty. Gerry when he was still alive. According to Mrs. Adaza, her husband truly opposed corruption and never did this practice passed his husband’s mind. She also emphasized that Atty. Gerry

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inherited this principle from his father who faithfully believe in “Public service for the people, of the people, by the people”. Aside from these, people also adore him for his generosity and kind-hearted. His wife added that Atty. Gerry has the eyes and heart for poor people. Ever since in his young years, Atty. Gerry is already known for his leadership. In his student days, he already showed his passion in leading. Leadership is one of the things that his wife learned from him. “He was born a leader,” she quoted, implying that it was in him that she learned to speak in public and deal with people. He was her mentor. He prepared her for the tasks that he left. Atty. Gerry is the President Emeritus of Divine Mercy Foundation of Mindanao Phils, Inc. The famous Divine Mercy Shrine was started and realized during his term. According to Mrs. Adaza, this Shrine located at Divine Mercy Hills, El Salvador City is considered as his husband’s biggest accomplishments. He had been a President of Cagayan de Oro Association of Practicing Attorneys, Board of Director at Cagayan de Oro Water District, President of Integrated Bar of the Philippines (Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro Chapter), President Emeritus of United Way of the Philippines and Charter President of Rotary Club of Bay Area (Cagayan de Oro City). In addition, he had been also a 1st Head Servant of Oasis of Love (Cagayan de Oro Chapter). Atty. Gerry had been a Law Practitioner during the years 1969-2006 after he passed the Bar Exam on 1969. He graduated with his Bachelor of Laws in Siliman University and his college education at Manuel L. Quezon College in Manila. He took his high school and elementary education at Misamis Oriental Comprehensive High School and City Central School here in Cagayan de Oro City, respectively. Atty. Gerry Adaza will be laid to rest at the Oro Gardens in Barangay Lumbia, this city. It would be held on the first Saturday of the second month, February 1, 2014. In line, Mrs. Paquita Adaza would like to inform his husband’s relatives in the latter’s hometown Camiguin, the peaceful passing of a faithful devotee and a generous man. She also asked their friends and relatives to pray for his soul.

Sinkholes... from page 1

houses due to sinkholes. At least 50 houses in sitios Madrid and Banban in Barangay Look were affected after sinkholes slowly appeared following the more than two weeks of heavy downpours brought about by a low pressure area that

The unveiling ceremony of the newly recognized Research Center of BSWM Bureau of Water Management from National Soil and Water Resources Reseach & Development Center for Highland PEDO Ecological Zone at Barangay Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon starting at 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. To the left to right: Ms. Juanita B. Salavani - OIC, CENTER CHIEF - NOMIARC; Ms. Mercedes Fernando - OIC, CENTER BSWM - BULACAN STATION; ENGR. ALSON G. QUIMBA - PROVINCIAL AGRICULTURIST, BUKIDNON; CONSTANCIO C. MAGHANOY JR. - REGIONAL TECHNICAL DIR. - DA - RFO X; DR. SILVINO Q. TEJADA CESO III - BSWM, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; PROF. WILFREDO E. CABEZON - BSWM, ASST. DIR; MS. REMEDIOS SARZUELO - CITY AGRICULTURIST - MALAYBALAY; MR. HENRY A. APOLINARES - OIC, CENTER CHIEF - BSWM BUKIDNON STATION; MR. RUFINO BUSIG - CHIEF - CROPS PRODUCTION SECTION NOMIARC. photo by reycobs

became Typhoon Agaton struck Mindanao. Uy ordered the immediate evacuation of the 50 families affected in an effort to implement the “zero casualty” amid the heavy rains and the presence of sinkholes. The affected residents were housed in the town’s gym where they were given the needed relief goods by Mayor Uy and his wife, second district Rep. Juliette Uy. The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 10 has directed the village officials to supervise the mass evacuation to safer grounds of the affected residents, fearing the collapse of their houses due to the softening of the soil caused by continuous rains spawned by LPA and TD Agaton. The MGB has declared the area as “danger zone” and is no longer safe as a residential area. The local government of Villanueva under Mayor Uy is still trying to look for a relocation site for the affected families. In the village of Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, residents also evacuated due to landslides that occurred Friday dawn. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has immediate sent relief goods to residents of Upper Kulambog, Lapasan, who were affected by the landslides. Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways has announced that the bailey bridge constructed parallel to the Napo bridge that collapsed January 13, 2014, due to the swelling of Napo river will be open on Saturday, January 25. The bridge can accommodate vehicles weighing not more than 20 tons to pass through. The 15-million-peso bailey bridge has been temporarily constructed to con-

nect the towns of Linamon and Kauswagan, a major road network connecting the rest of Lanao towns and to, as far as, the Zamboanga tip via the Misamis-Mukas route, by sea, or Pagadian, by land. The Oro Chamber in Cagayan de Oro City has asked the DPWH to fast track the construction of a temporary bridge due to the effect felt on the economy of the region brought about by curtailing movements of people and commodities, resulting from the collapse of the Napo bridge.

Airport... from page 1

necessary equipment that Laguindingan airport currently lacks to ensure that passengers en route to and from this airport never have to suffer from unnecessary delays and inconveniences in their flights again due to incomplete equipment,” Uy, who is serving her first term as representative of Misamis Oriental’s second district to the Lower House. Uy previously took up the sub-par operations of the Laguindingan airport in a privilege speech she delivered on September 3, 2013 and in her letter to DOTC Secretary Joseph Abaya on September 10, 2013 appealing for the return of evening flights to Region 10. “As a legislator, I have done my part by making sure that from the P45.46 billion DOTC budget for 2014, P278.72 million will be allocated to the Laguindingan International Airport Development Project,” she said, adding “it is now available and up to the DOTC to fast track the implementation.” She added: “Last year, we were made to understand that the navigational aids will arrive no later than May 2014. With the allocation in the national budget, the DOTC can now hit that target, if not earlier. The ball is now in their court.”


Whoever we are, wherever and whenever we will be - always bring smile to everyone with enthusiasm and vigor. Especially for us teachers - we had been honing youngsters to prepare them for a bright future. As we kept our promise of molding the youth to become future leaders, let’s not forget to stay dedicated with our works! As we triumphed over hard works, it doesn’t mean the end. Let’s continue to uphold the values instilled in us. As we blazed the trail of excellence, let’s build strong bond of friendship, great love among fellowmen and a sense of pride with our jobs. As we reminisced the beautiful memories and achievements, let’s forever be grateful to our almighty and let’s continue to bring colours of life to the world. Administrators, teachers, and parents have been working hand in hand to fulfill the schools vision for every Filipino child so that he will be given an education imbued with great pride, useful skills and wisdom. For this, let’s stay dedicated! Believe and we can do it. So I say, let’s stay dedicated; go on working and Never Give Up!

“I still hope that we will have an airport that is up to international standards and have more than 20 flights daily. It is also incumbent on the public to keep watch on this DOTC project so that the stigma of the ‘di-malandingan airport’ can be removed from the Laguindingan airport,” Uy, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations said.

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•• Jan J.I. Degeest (°1970) is an Art Historian, novelist and Rotarian – incoming president of Gent-Prinsenhof. He worked for several Belgian Secretaries of State and is actually Director of Communications at the Institute of Frescography, official book reviewer for and Secretary General of the Non Profit Organization of Belgian and Luxembourgian Rotary Clubs. He is married to Jeana (°1970) and has one son, Elias. They live in the heart of the historical city of Ghent, Belgium. Any comments on this column are welcome on

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The first batch of 200 troops from the 1st Special Forces Battalion arrived on Thursday afternoon at the headquarters of the Tactical Operations Group in Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. The second batch of another 200 troops will complete the battalion when it arrives another time. The special forces will be supervising the training of paramilitary forces in the area of responsibility of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division based in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

Special forces augment fourth Infantry Division


By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

AGAYAN de Oro City––Half of the 1st Special Forces Battalion, Special Forces Regiment (SFR), composed of 200 troops, arrived Thursday afternoon in Cagayan de Oro City to augment the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division headquartered at Camp Evangelista here.

Brig. Gen. Gerardo F. Barrientos, 4ID assistant division commander, welcomed the additional troops in ceremony held at the headquarters of the Tactical Operations Group-10 in Lumbia where the troops arrived aboard two C-130

planes. “It is one big opportunity for the 4ID to welcome you here and supervise our paramilitary forces,” Barrientos said, noting that the SFR’s initial assignment would be to ensure smooth transition of the 23rd Infan-

Oro government to strictly implement internet cafe law

try Battalion from training paramilitary forces to a maneuver unit. “I am certain right now na masgaganda ang ating paramilitary forces,” he added. Barrientos said that of the more than 240 engagements with armed groups within the AOR of the 4ID last year some 60 to 70 percent included paramilitary forces. The additional troops from the Special Operation Command of the Philippine Army came from Tacloban City where they supported efforts of the army engineers in clearing operations conducted in typhoon Yolanda-

Troops of the 1st Special Forces Battalion take formation at the Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro City upon arrival from Tacloban City. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit, MDN

hot areas. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesman for the 4ID, said the SFR is an elite Philippine Army unit “trained in unconventional warfare

operations and information support affairs.” Uy said the members of the SFR are also “highly trained in the art of peace and security development.”

ACTION is being taken in response to complaints received by the City Council committee on education chaired by Councilor Adrian Barba, regarding pisonet, internet cafes and other amusement places operating within the city without permit and those that are within the 200 linear meter location prohibition near schools in Cagayan de Oro City. The Regulatory Complaint Board (RCB) furnished the committee with its resolution requesting all barangay councils through the Association of Barangay Council, represented by ABC President Councilor Yan Lam Lim and the Department of Education (DepEd), through City Schools Division Superintendent Ms. Elena Borcillo, to identify and conduct an inventory of internet cafes and other amusement places regulated by the RCB within their respective barangays and school vicinities. According to Atty. Beda Joy Elot, chair of RCB, after completion and submission of the corresponding inventory, the board, through its committees will conduct an actual ocular inspection of establishments identified to be violating the existing provisions of the 1994 Codified Ordinance on internet cafes. If warranted, the board will recommend the revocation of the corresponding business permit/s as a matter of due course. The resolution cites that the need to identify these business establishments, the owners and their respective exact locations for the purpose of conducting an inven- RICE DISTRIBUTION. Second District Rep. Juliette Uy of Misamis Oriental (not tory and to enable the board to directly and immediately first district as published on this paper earlier) spearheads the rice distribution for the victims of demolition in Barangay Calangahan under Punong Barangay Arque Abing act on any violation. (JBD) of Lugait, Misamis Oriental.

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Groups support Duterte on fight vs. rice smuggler By Earl O. Condeza of DavaoToday

DAVAO City––Militant groups backed Mayor Rodrigo Duterte on his press to uncover more smugglers of rice through the wharf here, and for emphasizing on the plight of farmers as victims of the cartel and smuggling. The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) and Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) of Southern Mindanao openly expressed their support to Duterte’s action. “I am elated at Duterte’s reaction. He announced the sharpest statement against the smugglers,” KMP regional spokesperson, Pedro Arnado, said. Arnado said smuggling “burdens the lives of the farmers who were already struggling for survivor, for the government has declined its responsibility to them.” “ The government, through its agencies, is telling the people that our rice stocks are small. Small because they based it on the declaration of the Bureau of Customs and most of the smuggled rice don’t pass through the customs.” Arnado added. Because of this Customs declaration on the small supply of rice, government has no other recourse but to allow the increase of the price of rice. According to Arnado, “the Aquino administration, together with its allied capitalists, use this reason to justify the increase on the price of rice.” “That is why the prices of rice in the market nowadays are very much expensive unlike those of previous months,” he said. He warned that smuggling had been bringing a See DUTERTE, page 5

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