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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 129

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Conventions drive Davao City’s tourism By PED T. QUIAMJOT Copntributor

MORE than 5000 participants have registered for the Actuarial Society of the Philippines national convention which reels off this Wednesday, November 20 to 23, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City. SEE FULL STORY/p.10

Weather Watch

Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (left), assisted by DA RFO 10 Executive Director Lealyn Ramos and City Mayor Oscar Moreno, is about to hand over to Senator Cynthia Villar (2nd from right) a token of appreciation for gracing the MAKINA SAKA - Mindanao 2013 Agri Machinery Roadshow, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Marco Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily News photo by Lavie Casenas

AS of 4 p.m. yesterday, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 51 km North of Malaybalay, Bukidnon or at 75 km East of Cagayan De Oro City (8.6°N, 125.2°E). Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast and east will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the east to northeast over the rest of Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

Pagasa lifts storm signals in Mindanao

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– All storm signals over Mindanao were lifted Tuesday afternoon after tropical depression Zoraida had weakened into a low pressure area. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), however, said moderate to heavy rain showers would continue in Northern Mindanao and Zamboanga Peninsula on Tuesday night. Disaster risk reduction management councils in

Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental province have delayed the lifting of preemptive evacuation until Tuesday midnight. Cagayan de Oro Social Welfare Development Chief Teddy Sabugaa said they wanted to make sure the weather disturbance has totally dissipated to ensure the safety of the residents living beside Cagayan de Oro River. Likewise, Edmundo Pacamalan, Misamis Oriental provincial administrator said they will wait for an-

other four to five hours to make sure no flashfloods will occur in the rivers and creeks. “Water from the mountains takes around that time to travel to the plains. We will wait,” Pacamalan said. Both Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental issued preemptive evacuation orders after PAGASA hoisted typhoon signal no. 1 last Monday night. Sabugaa said the preemptive evacuation prioritized the elderly and the children.

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In Gingoog City, at least 315 families had evacuated Tuesday morning for fear that the Odiongan River might overflow. Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental also suspended classes in all levels Tuesday morning. In Surigao City, all vessels have been banned from leaving the local seaports since Monday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said. PCG-Surigao Station C ommander Z enmond Duque said the no-sail policy even affected people who were planning to bring relief goods from Lipata port for distribution to victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Leyte and Samar. Liloan port in Southern Leyte can be reached in 3.5 hours and San Ricardo port also in Southern Leyte in 1.5 hours by ferry from Lipata port.

Duque said sea trips from Dinagat Island, Siargao Island, and Bucas Grande Islands have been suspended since Monday. At least 400 passengers have been stranded since yesterday in Lipata port, according to Danilo Sebial, an employee of Maharlika Shipping Lines. He said at least 10 passenger buses bound for Luzon, dozens of cargo trucks and several other vehicles were queuing outside and inside the port. He added policemen aboard three buses, two fire trucks, and ambulances bound for Tacloban City were also stranded. Sebial said their shipping lines had incurred losses because of the successive cancellation of trips since last week when tropical depression Wilma hit Surigao City on November 4. Trips were also cancelled starting November 7, a day before su-

per typhoon Yolanda came, and yesterday afternoon because of Zoraida. Several passengers bound for Cebu were also stranded at the main seaport, according to Al Caturla, an official of the Port Police Office at the Philippine Ports Authority. Two flights for Cebu were cancelled today, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the PhilippinesSurigao City Office. Meanwhile, classes had remained suspended for the pre-school and elementary levels in Surigao del Norte, Surigao City and Dinagat. The City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council has advised all 54 villages to prepare for preemptive evacuation. Residents were also advised to prepare emergency survival kits. A report from Froilan Gallardo and Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews

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CDO Red Cross sends volunteers to Tacloban CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Philippine Red Cross (PNR) based in this seaport capital has sent a contingent of volunteers to the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban, a PNR official said on Tuesday. Lawyer Antonio Soriano, chair of the PNR in Cagayan de Oro City, said that the volunteers flew to Tacloban City on board the military’s C-130 cargo plane on Monday. He said the PNR volunteers would be staying anywhere they could possibly secure themselves and would closely coordinate with other volunteers sent by other organizations to the typhoon-stricken Tacloban. Soriano said that PNR volunteers went into a rigorous training before they Port workers walk past a passenger ship in Cagayan de Oro City while waiting for the go-signal from the Philippine would be dispatched to areas Coast Guard to travel. All shipping lines were not allowed to sail pending safety concerns from Typhoon Zoraida which entered the area on Tuesday bringing rains and making sea travel dangerous. photo by gerry lee gorit

Solons want a facelift to an ‘antiquated’ NBI By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor of Mindanao Daily News

TWO legislators from Cagayan de Oro City have filed a bill in Congress urging the national government to reorganize and modernize the antiquated National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the country. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro City and his younger brother Party list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao, filed House Bill No. 3284, an act also known as the “National Bureau of

Investigation Reorganization And Modernization Act of 2013.” In their explanatory note, the Solons from Cagayan de Oro City argued that the existing NBI, organized in 1947, has been left behind in

terms of its technology and investigative procedures. “The antiquated technology and investigative procedures have contributed to the inefficiency of the NBI, as the country’s primary investigative body,” the Rodriguezes said. The Solons noted that the present breed of criminals had been utilizing the strength of the modern technology both in the elec-

Classes suspended in CDO as storm “Zoraida” landfalls

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Classes in all levels in Cagayan de Oro City were suspended as a tropical depression “Zoraida” landfall in Davao Oriental Tuesday morning, local officials announced on Tuesday. Mario Monsanto, head tronic communication as a of the City’s Risk Reduction channel of modern intelli- and Management Coungence equipment and access cil (CDRRMC), said that to modern armament. Although the NBI has been doing its best – despite the lack of sufficient equipment and modern technology – time as come to upgrade and modernize its operation, the proposed bill said. The current structure of SEE solons/p.11

elsewhere where people need assistance in times of calamities and disasters. According to Soriano the PNR in Cagayan de Oro City is accepting all kinds of donations for dispatch to the Visayas region. He said those interested to donate anything could visit the PNR headquarters at the provincial capitol compound in Cagayan de Oro City. Soriano said that the PNR accepts donations and pledges, especially blood donations, the whole year round. “Donated items such a clothings, medicines, blankets, water, kitchen utensils, and sanitary items would be immediately sent to disaster-stricken areas in the country,” Soriano added. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Ed. MDN

the announcement of the suspension of classes was issued 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. He said that the suspension order was timely as the weather bureau announced that tropical Zoraida would be passing through Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday afternoon. The weather bureau has

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MisOcc Helps

By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

OROQUIETA CITY- Local Government of the City of Oroquieta and the Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental initiated to send help to the devastated communities of the Visayas Region that suffered from the wrath of Super Typhoon Yolanda. On Monday City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte d e c l a re d a n o s c h o o l for elementary and kindergarten classes after re c e iv i ng i n for mat i on from both NDRRMC and PDRRMC that Misamis Occidental is now under Signal No. 1 for Typhoon “Zoriada”however, because the Super Typhoon spared Oroquieta he mandated his CDRRMC to help and send relief goods for the Visayan People. In his mandate, the city mayor thru his Sangguniang Panlungsod approved to buy bags of rice worth 150-T to be donated to the on going relief operations of the national government for Leyte, Samar, Panay, and other provinces of the Visayas Region whose suffering after the wrath of the super typhoon is beyond imagination. Non-government organization in the city also started to collect donations from Oroquietanons for their help and support,

be it minimal or in its maximum, the city now is ready for that donations and help. Meanwhile the office of the vice governor and the office of the District Congressman Jorge Taghap Almonte and his wife Vice Governor Aurora Virginia Almonte whose office initiated now a garage sale from her employees and its income will be send to relief operations, while the congressman finds ways and means to help also in the relief operations for the Visayan Region. As of this writing, Governor Herminia M. Ramiro has called all her LGU’s of 14 towns and three cities to make a move to help while approving an amount worth thousands of pesos to be send to the national government for its relief operations. The province is celebrating its 84th Founding Anniversary and the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Festival some of its activities were also hampered but eventually it was spared by the super typhoon that wreck the Visayan Region, amidst financial constraint, Governor Ramiro approved the budget for help and donations for the Visayas Region. Employees of the Provincial Government Management Office decided to

pass a hat scheme chargeable to their salaries to augment the governors approved help for the people of Leyte, Samar, Panay and other provinces the was hit and suffered from super Typhoon Yolanda. Governor Hermie M. Ramiro is concurrent the National Treasurer of the League of Provinces of the Philippines. The Super Typhoon Yol and a t hat ma ke s a landfall six times in the Visayan Region and some parts of Palawan left more than a hundred deaths and injured, a million people homeless and devastated. On its latest report, NDRRMC declared 2,095,262 families (9,679,059 individuals), 7, 251 barangay’s in 471 municip a lit ies and 51 cities from 41 provinces of Regions IV-4, IV-5, V,VI,VII,VII,X,XI and Caraga. On November 11, the Aquino Administration has declared a State of National Calamity thru Proclamation No. 682, s. 2013 and Memorandum Circular No. 56, s. 2013 directing all cabinet secretaries, heads of departments, bureaus or agencies in the localities affected arising from super typhoon Yolanda to ensure the delivery of basic services and assistance.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez accepted a Plaque of Appreciation after he delivered an Inspirational talk during the 3rd Provincial Botika ng Barangay Summit Misamis Oriental at Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City on November 7, 2013. This is a testament of VG Joey Pelaez’s sincerity and all-out support in the delivery of better health services for our people in the province.

Army donates allowances, 100 ready to fly to Visayas By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor Mindanao Daily News

CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – Military officials and enlisted personnel of the army’s 4th Infantry Division on Tuesday raised about P 459,590 for victims of typhoon Yolanda in severely affected regions in the Visayas. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division, said

that the amount came from the voluntarily contributed of the one-day subsistence allowance of 4520 enlisted personnel and two day subsistence allowance of 293 officers here. The amount collected would be used to buy assorted goods to be distributed to the different areas of Central Visayas severely affected by the typhoon, Uy said. Aside from the cash do-

nations, Brig. Gen. Ricardo Visaya, commander of the army’s 4th ID, said that a contingent of 100 troops equipped with tools are now ready to fly for rehabilitation work to typhoonravaged towns and city’s in the Central Visayas region. Uy said that the company size army contingent has subsistence provisions for one month to sustain their rehabilitation operaSEE army/p.11


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Amante brings goods, medics to Tacloban, appeals aid for victims BUTUAN CITY – Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. had left for Tacloban Ciy Sunday with a team of doctors, paramedics, employees from the City Engineers Office, and some members of the local police aboard a dump truck and rescue vehicles to assist in the cleaning and clearing operations in the Eastern Visayas city which a top US military official said was “devastated” by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last Friday.

D i a n a h G e n e r a l a o, Amante’s spokesperson who was with the team, said the city mayor’s convoy left Sunday at 7 am via Surigao City for Tacloban and other Eastern and Central Visayas cities which bore the brunt of the tropical cyclone’s path. Amante was also to deliver fund donations for the victims, she added. Amante appealed to Butuanons here and abroad

said the preparations included ensuring the reliability of communications equipment, availability of hardware materials and supplies necessary for the repair of damages to facilities as well as the positioning of line crews in strategic areas, to facilitate immediate restoration work. Milfrance Capulong, Regional Communications and Public Affairs Department for Mindanao, said the NGCIP Integrat-

ed Disaster Action Plan (IDAP) prescribes these and other procedures to ensure the readiness of all power transmission facilities expected to be affected by the passage of the weather disturbance. TD “Zoraida”, with maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour and moving northwest at 30 kph speed, had made landfall over Caraga, Davao Oriental around 9 am yesterday, Capulong said.

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to help the typhoon victims in any way they could to ease their sufferings: “We would like to appeal to all Butuanons to share part of yourselves for the victims in Eastern and Central Visayas by donating funds, usable clothes, rice and canned goods. God has been so good to us

for sparing the Butuanons from the disastrous storm. But we cannot just rest and do nothing for the victims of the strongest storm that ever hit us. God bless us and thank you so much.” Meanwhile, PAGASA said TD “Zoraida” has made landfall over Davao Oriental yesterday (November

12). At 10 am, the typhoon’s center was located at 52 kilometers South of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour, moving Northwest at 30 kph. Signal No. 1 was in effect over Agusan del Norte and Butuan City, the weather bureau said.

NGCP prepares for “Zoraida” By PAT SAMONTE

BUTUAN CITY – As it continues restoration work on facilities damaged by Typhoon “Yolanda,” the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has also implemented the necessary preparations and precautions to minimize the impact of Tropical Depression “Zoraida” on transmission operations and facilities. In a press release, NGCP

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Army’s 4ID sends troops for rehabilitation efforts, donates .5M for Yolanda victims CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro – The 4th Infantry Diamond Division has donated subsistence allowance, starts collection of relief goods and sends troops to Central Visayas for rehabilitation efforts for the victims of typhoon Yolanda Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. BGen. Ricardo Visaya, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, led the troops in donating one day of their subsistence allowance for the Enlisted Personnel and two days for the officers of the 4th Infantry Division. The total amount reached P459,590.00 from

293 officers and 4520 enlisted personnel. The amount collected will be used to buy assorted goods to be distributed to the different areas of Central Visayas severely affected by the super typhoon. Different units under 4ID also sent troops to compose the 4ID contingent for the rehabilitation efforts in the Visayas. The contingent is a company size composed of about 100 troops equipped with tools for rehabilitation. They will also bring with them their provisions for one month to sustain their rehabilitation operations wherever they will be

deployed. The troops are now consolidated at the Headquarters 4th Infantry Division ready to be deployed once the C-130 cargo plane from the Philippine Airforce will be available to haul them. The 4ID, through its Civil Military Operations Battalion, is also accepting donations from locals who wish to donate goods. This will be consolidated and hauled by the 4ID to the affected communities in the Visayas. “With the vast devastation left by typhoon Yolanda in our country, particularly in the Visayas, there are so many Filipinos

who need our urgent help. This time, let us forget our differences. Instead, let the spirit of Bayanihan be a beacon of hope for fast recovery work. I encourage everybody, even the rebels who are hiding in the mountains, to come down and help their love ones. They need not fear arrest. The army is compassionate and always ready to extend help to all even to the enemies of the State. After the storm, let us join together in bringing back the sunshine to our countrymen.” Bgen. Visaya said in an appeal for support to all citizens within 4ID’s areas of responsibility.

Ozamiz CDRRMC to camp managers:

Address gender-sensitive issues OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC), here, has asked the Camp Managers to address the gender sensitive issues, such as the sanitary toilet facilities, in the evacuation centers. More than 20 evacuation centers that can accommodate close to 15,000 individuals, have been designated in the city during Typhoon Yolanda and this time Typhoon Zoraida. Six of these evacuation centers, the use of which are given free, are covered by a memorandum of agreement between the local

government unit and the private institutions that own them, Mark Vincent C. Israel, OCDRRM Officer, said. These privately-owned evacuation centers include the La Salle University Arts Center, Medina College Gym, Lighthouse Academy, Alliance Church, DOPIM (Dipolog-Ozamiz-Pagadian-Iligan-Marawi) Seminary and the Knights of Columbus Building. The other evacuation centers are governmentowned, such as, the Ass o ciation of B arangay Council (ABC) Hall, elementary schools, high schools, multi-purpose

halls and barangay halls. Meanwhile, the OCDRRMC has advised the concerned Barangay Captains of the affected areas to coordinate with the City Nutrition Office for the

conduct of the Community Kitchen for the evacuees who will volunteer to go to the evacuation center even before the actual storm arrives. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)

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DAR welcomes BukPON BFI integrated enterprise dev’t partnership MALAYBALAY CITY -The Department of Agrarian Reform-Bukidnon Provincial Office welcomes the establishment of Bukidnon People’s Organizations Network, Inc. (BukPON) and the Baba’s Foundation, Inc (BFI) partnership for the upliftment of small farmers in Bukidnon. The initiative known as BFI-Bukpon Integrated Enterprise Development (BBUKIED) was launched recently in Malaybalay City. The ceremony started with the blessing of the new office, the “Ananda Marga Way” led by Dada Mantrajapananda Avt, Baba’s Foundation Incorporated (BFI) Chairperson and followed by the ceremonial cutting of ribbon with Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer (PARO) Julio C. Celestiano, Jr. together with BUKPON Chaiman Engr. Vicente H. Leono and Cristita Racosalem-Epal, BFI Executive Director. The Bukidnon People’s Organizations Network, Inc (BukPON) is a nonstock and non-profit organization duly registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), committed to im-

plement a partnership program designed to increase the income of its people’s organizations (POs), of which, some members are also under the assistance of DAR through the Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project (ARISP III). The BABA’s Foundation Inc. (BFI) on the other hand assists and shares its expertise and experience to BukPON for the installation of a micro-finance facility, partnership-managed enterprise and adoption of sustainable agriculture technologies that will complement initiatives of BukPON people’s organizations members. PA R O C e l e s t i a n o, meanwhile, assures to provide technical and financial assistance to support the activities that will enhance the capabilities of the federation/network of peoples organization (Pos) to carry out programs and projects that are also designed to facilitate access of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and small farmers to microfinance enterprise development and sustainable agriculture in the province. (Ferdinand E. Villanueva, DAR-10/PIA)

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A Scene of Utter Devastation ”Many people have lost their homes, and are foot, people clog the roads. It took a government in desperate need of food, shelter and water. aid truck five hours to pick up 600 bags of rice, It will be a long road to recovery. It is a scene tinned goods and milk from the airport and take of utter devastation,” said Chairman Richard it to a distribution point at City Hall. Thousands Gordon of the Philippine Red Cross, referring more bags were left at the airport because the truck to the devastating typhoon that struck central wasn’t big enough, said Red Cross officials. Philippines on November 8. The storm struck Also, security concerns prevented supplies with a force strong enough to drown hundreds of from being handed out after dark for fear of people in a storm surge and send cars stampede. and shipping containers tumbling Tacloban, ïs a “City of Progress, Editorial through neighbourhoods. Beauty and Love” no more. Residents We are thankful that the International Red wait with increasing impatience. Desperation and Cross Red Crescent requested 87 million Swiss anger among them are growing, because only a francs for relief efforts. The amount has been trickle of aid has arrived. targeted to help the estimated 10 million people But looting has stopped because there is nothing affected by the strongest typhoon ever to make left to loot according to some government workers. landfall in recorded history. On the other hand, city officials must be Widespread damage has been reported across investigated for a dismal evacuation strategy. A nine regions and authorities are still confirming high death toll occurred because many people exact numbers of casualties. Thousands are stayed behind to protect their property. They presumed dead or missing. Roads and highways were swept away by rampaging waters and a sea of are littered with uncollected corpses and canyons debris. “My house just dissolved in the water,” said of debris, while people are roaming around the a mother who was luckily alive when she chose to city, looking for food and water. stay in her house. The government gave her 2 kg The Aquino government must surpass the (4.4 lb) of rice and a single can of sardines - barely efforts of the International Red Cross to deliver enough for one family meal . essential relief to thousands of affected families. Some people are making shelters from what The relief fund targeted by Red Cross aims only the water has left of their broken homes. Others, to provide 100,000 families with food, clean water, unable to find any flat ground amid the ruins, shelter and other essential relief over a period of sleep on sodden mattresses on their roofs. Some 18 months. How about the rest? 5,000 people sheltered in a stadium Help must reach those in need as soon as Devastation may not be reasons to convict possible, says Jagan Chapagain, IFRC director officials of negligence, but the efficiency of leaders for Asia Pacific. The of the stream of people and must be probed whether they have slept on their vehicles leaving it. On motorbikes, trucks or by job.

Wayward and Fanciful: Psychologists and disasters Gail Ilagan / MindaNews

Two weekends back, my team and I delivered a workshop at the joint conference of the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS) and the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). It was the fourth convention for the ARUPS and the 50th for the PAP. The theme was on the role of ASEAN psychologists in building resilience and hope. Considering my backlog, I had actually thought about giving the conference a miss for once, but ADMU’s Dr. Arsenio Alianan was insistent about the need for our colleagues to learn about COPERS’ experience with Typhoon Pablo. Last December, the PAP had designated the ADDU Center of Psychological Extension and Research Services (COPERS) which I head, as the hub of the PAP’s mental health and psychosocial response to TS Pablo, the worst storm to hit this region in a hundred years.

Yes, we owed it to our colleagues who had generously supported our operations to report back and to share with them what we learned out there. I was joined by Fr. Edgar Tuling, the parish priest of New Bataan, and Sinver Merlas, our volunteer who had seen the most deployment for the most varied populations that needed psychosocial interventions for Pablo. I was hoping that whatever we shared and the semblance of inter-agency cooperation we presented could be used by psychologists to strengthen communitybased resources in response to extreme events, which – don’t look now – seem to be getting more intense, more destructive, and a little bit more frequent than ever. John Reese, that mouthwatering hunk so arrestingly played by Jim Caviezel on the TV show Person of Interest, says: “One thing I learned out there – you are all alone and no one is coming to save you.” He was talking about surviving the battlefields of Iraq, but he might just

as well have been talking about the aftermath of Sendong, or Pablo, or the war in Zamboanga, or the Bohol earthquake, or Yolanda. No one is coming to save you. Not for the next 72 hours, if my data on Mindanao disasters hold true. Apprehending how crucial that first 72 hours would be for survivors cut off from external support, I had set out in 2012 to capacitate some vulnerable communities in Mindanao for psychological first aid and basic life support skills. In Iligan City, we had on several occasions borrowed the medical team of the 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division, then under the present Eastern Mindanao Command chief Lieutenant General Ricardo Rainier V. Cruz, to teach village residents how to transport the wounded, staunch blood loss, and save drowning victims when there are no specialized medical emergency equipment to be had. Come to think of it – the COPERS was a community-

based resource when Pablo struck the Davao region. We had the context, the expertise and the warm bodies for psychosocial response to Pablo, but what I was to find out 72 hours after Pablo hit was that the disaster response structure in most communities hit did not know how to make it possible for local psychologists to help. We had mobilized as early as the day after Pablo, but until Christmas, we found ourselves still having to negotiate the breakdown in the Incident Command System (ICS) to bring help to the grassroots. In all that time, the DOH (Department of Health), tasked under the ICS to oversee MHPSS (Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) response, could not provide us unequivocal guidance. It was very frustrating. T he D OH re g iona l MHPSS cluster just directed us to use their form to report to them what we did every time we came back from where we were. What kept See disasters, page 7


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Typhoon Yolanda: A military experiment? THERE were theories coming out that typhoon Yolanda was a military experiment. It was said that typhoon Yolanda, internationally code named “Haiyan,” was an experiment carried out using and controlling “microwaves.” Whether the story was stranger than fiction, scientists around the world are now in a round table discussion to establish the applicability of the “controlled microwave theory” Cris Diaz to influence the environment – in the case of Yolanda, the weather. Perchance, it is of common knowledge that “microwave” is used in the communication industry as a “pulse” that transmit messages. Modern communication technology utilizes the microwave magnetic pulse in transmitting messages anywhere and elsewhere around the world. These magnetic microwaves pulse travels into the space in “nanosecond” (split second) toward a designated terminal known as “satellite.” The satellite

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have access to meet their survival needs. Meanwhile, we make from page 6 ourselves useful responding us going was the knowledge to data requests from our colthen bounced back the message to another terminal that people needed help and leagues on the ground. I tweak off things I should (the receiver) installed on Earth. We are implying an there were traditional leaders, faith-based organizations, and have harped on earlier: the re“interstellar” communication here. that could help us get to turn of those short-wave battery On Earth, the ordinary communication line uses an schools people in need if only we could operated radios, for example. antennae or a satellite dish to catch the microwave pulse. get to them directly. We sought Cellphones and the internet are The microwave pulses are then processed into visual or out these redundant systems pretty much useless when cellsite voice messages according to a desired language. and made new friends. They towers have been torn down. Every barangay should have a Controlling the microwave pulse became the latest helped us help others. It would be more than a radio, and communication links subject of probability in the possibility of creating a monstrous typhoon like “Haiyan” or “Yolanda.” There month before humanitarian with nearby barangays should would call us up, seek- be established to provide an were insinuations that project “Haiyan” was a military agencies ing community-based volun- unbroken link of information experiment designed to control “weather – its strength teers to deliver on their MHPSS when our I-phones and tablets at impact and its possible destination.” agenda. Normally thin-skinned become no better than expensive While scientist argued that controlling weather disturbance about this unintended insult, I paperweight. Personally, I am heartened or “eco-type terrorism” is impossible, the hypothesis had swallowed my protests and networked with these iconic by the evidence of adaptive have remained interesting. By the way, in an “eco-type terrorism” theory, con- agencies, sending volunteer learning that has prevented loss out there on their request. of life in Mindanao this time trolling weather is an important factor to trigger a man- teams It was not the time to argue around. We note the readiness initiated “volcanic explosions and earthquakes.” It does the propriety or the wisdom of of people to respond to efforts sound dreadful and chilling to hear these having the priorities of my com- at preemptive evacuation days See MILITARY, page 11 munity determined by outsiders before Yolanda back lashed who did not have the expertise parts of Mindanao. With practo deliver on these global stan- tice, we might even get better dards of MHPSS that they set. at maintaining the sanitation They would - after the long time of designated evacuation censustained damages. The it took for them to come to the ters and directing activities landmarks close to home ground to assess and determine there by grid so as to protect needed to be done - come children, women, the sick and were broken down. Now, what back to us anyway for assistance the elderly. the friendly neighborhood in service delivery. And as we tune in to reports contend for the relief goods The irony is that we had on the devastating impact of and, after much tearing and been here all along, capable and Yolanda, we don’t forget the Pablo survivors. Yolanda awakclawing, go after the mer- ready to get to work. And we would still be here ened for some their dread and chandise of the Big Store Crispin Dannug and partake freely. There is after they would have gone unspoken terror of a world gone after the next disaster mad. Like terrified children permissible violation here, chasing waking from a blood-curdling somewhere else. some guardians of law and Dark times are upon us nightmare, they too need soothing daytime last Friday, ethics state. But even the law again, and we deeply sympathize ing at this time. Sad fact. A disaster is selbecame a nightmare that of decency and the owner’s with the TS Yolanda survivors would be imprinted inside go-ahead could have been in Leyte, Cebu, Panay, Mindoro, dom ever over. (Gail Tan Ilagan, and Coron. I pray that things PhD, Director of the Center of their memories--and their violated. What haunts or taunts would get better for them after Psychological Extension and hearts--for a long while. 72 hours when hopefully roads Research Services at the Ateneo The houses of the poor is this: How to remove the start opening up and relief could de Davao University, writes that have seen better days veil of desperation that is come in. Disaster response the column, “Wayward and are no more, while those of thrown over the affected Republic systems could bePhilippines more securely Fanciful” for MindaViews, the of the OFsurvivors EDUCATION See CARPENTRY, pageDEPARTMENT 11 established and can opinion section of MindaNews) the rich, however elegant,

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THERE is trauma in the aftermath of Yolanda especially in the hard-hit areas. This much is evident in the footage on TV and on my ipad. In Tacloban and Ormoc, which I call home nine years ago, the pain of loss and the unacceptable reality of a life, that was rent and devastated by the monster typhoon, is very much evident on the faces of the people. I am a veteran of natural calamities: typhoons or cyclones, earthquakes and flooding. I know what the Leytenos are going through now, and the rest of their

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fellow sufferers. Life’s comfort zones that are lodged in the psyche were demolished alongside physical structures. The familiar was supplanted by a topsyturvy world of trash and valuables. The heart-rending event, that happened dur-

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Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Caraga Administrative Region INVITATION TO BID FOR supply and del delivery of school furniture for Division of Agusan Sur elementary schools under beff cy 2013

Main Office : Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Branch Office: Malaybalay City, Bukidnon

NOTICE OF REGULAR BOD ELECTION DISTRICT OF LANTAPAN NOVEMBER 7, 2013

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Any bona-fide member seeking for election or re-election must satisfy all the Election Guideline qualifications. Non-compliance with any single item shall mean disqualification. Please observe the following schedules:

Activity Date Filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) November 20, 2013 Posting of Master List of Members for verification for inclusion/exclusion in the final list of members November 15, 2013 Last day of Filing of COC November 20, 2013 Posting of Official List of Qualified Candidates November 27, 2013 Date of Election November 30, 2013

DIR. EDWIN B. GALICIA Secretary, Board of Director

The Department of Education (DepED) – Agusan del Sur Division

intends to apply the sum of Three

1. The Department Education (DepED) – Agusan Six del Sur DivisionPesos intends to apply the sum of Three Million Million Twenty of Two Thousand One Hundred & 87/100 Only (Php3,022,106.87) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) payments under the(Php3,022,106.87) contract for the works described below, Twenty Two Thousand One Hundred Six &to87/100 Pesos Only being the Approved to wit: Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the works described below, to wit:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bukidnon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUSECO) will hold its Regular District Election for Board of Director in the District of Lantapan on November 30, 2013, All interested applicants for candidacy may secure and submit the Certificate of Candidacy Forms (COC) at BUSECO, Casisang, Malaybalay City or at the Main Office located at Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. QUALIFICATIONS: I. PURSUANT TO BUSECO BY-LAWS, NEA ELECTION GUIDELINES FOR EC, AND REPUBLIC ACT 10531 1. He or she is a Filipino citizen; 2. He or she is a graduate of a four (4)-year course; 3. He or she should be at least twenty-one (21) years old and not over seventy (70) years old, on the date of election; 4. He or she is of good moral character; 5. He or she is a member of the electric cooperative in good standing for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment and shall continue to be a good member in good standing during his or her incumbency; 6. He or she is an actual resident and consumer in the district that he or she seeks to represent for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the election; and 7. He or she has attended at least two (2) Annual General Membership Assemblies (AGMA) for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment. 8. He or she is not in any way employed by the or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members of the cooperative 9. His or her spouse must not hold any public office; 10. His or her spouse has not been a candidate in the last preceding local or national elections; 11. He or she must not be related to any member of the electric cooperative board of directors, general manager and department managers within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity; 12. He or she must not be a representative of a juridical person. 13. He/she must be a bonafide member-consumer and a qualified voter of the cooperative in the district he seeks to represent at least 90 days before the election

INVITATION TO BID FOR supply and delivery of school furniture for elementary schools under beff cy 2013

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ELEMENTARY ARMCHAIR (PCS)

TEACHER’S TABLE & CHAIR (SET)

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2. Department of Education - Agusan Sur Divisionnow nowinvites invitesbids bids for for the The The Department of Education - Agusan deldel Sur Division the Supply Supply and and delivery delivery of of School Furniture Elementary Schools. Delivery theGoods Goodsisisrequired required60 60 Calendar Calendar Days. Days. Bidders School Furniture for for Elementary Schools. Delivery ofof the Bidders should have completed, within 10 years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to should have completed, within 10 years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar the Project. The description of an of eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in to the Project. The description an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, Section II. Instructions to Bidders. in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding willwill be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” 3. Bidding be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/ criterion specified the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic (RA) 9184, otherwise fail” as criterion as in specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) ofAct Republic Act (RA) 9184, known as the “Government Reform Act”. otherwise known as theProcurement “Government Procurement Reform Act”. Bidding Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, organizations with at sixty least percent sixty percent is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, organizations with at least (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock capital belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or of (60%) interest or outstanding stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, andorganizations to citizens or a country the laws of or a regulations of which similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA organizations country the laws orgrant regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino 5183citizens, and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. Interested bidders maymay obtain further information from BAC Secretariat, DepED Division, 4. Interested bidders obtain further information from BAC Secretariat, DepEDAgusan Agusandel del Sur Sur Division, Government Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur the Bidding Documents at the address Government Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan deland Surinspect and inspect the Bidding Documents at the given below during 8:00AM-5:00PM (Mondays thru Fridays). address given below during 8:00AM-5:00PM (Mondays thru Fridays). 5. A complete setBidding of Bidding Documents be purchased by interested Bidders on November 12, 2013 A complete set of Documents maymay be purchased by interested Bidders on November 12, 2013 until dateuntil of Bid Submission from the address below and below upon payment a non-refundable fee for the Bidding date of Bid Submission from the address and uponofpayment of a non-refundable fee for Documents in the amount of PhP 5,000.00 per cluster upon completion of filing of Letter of Intent using the Bidding Documents in the amount of PhP 5,000.00 per cluster upon completion of filing of Letter of DepED Standard Form not later than November 2013 at 5:00 PM. Intent using DepED Standard Form not later15, than November 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM. 6. Department of Education - Agusan Divisionwill willhold holdaaPre-Bid Pre-Bid Conference The The Department of Education - Agusan deldel SurSur Division Conference on on November November 18, 18, 20132013 at 10:00 AMAM at Department of Education – Agusan del del SurSur Division, Government Center, Patin-ay, at 10:00 at Department of Education – Agusan Division, Government Center, PatinProsperidad, Agusan Agusan del Sur del which openbetoopen all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding ay, Prosperidad, Surshall whichbeshall to all interested parties who have purchased the Documents. Bidding Documents. 7. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before December 02, 2013 at 10:00 AM. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. GEMMA A. DE PAZ The Division BAC Chairman Agusan del Sur Division Government Center, Prosperidad Agusan del Sur 8. The Department of Education – Agusan del Sur reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. 9. For further information, please refer to:

LORNA P. GAYOL / LALAINE GOMERA The DBAC Secretariat DepED – Agusan del Sur Division Gov. D.O. Plaza Gov’t. Center, Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur

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AGADIAN CITY – The Philippine Army has awarded medals to 9 soldiers who took part in defending Zamboanga City from separatist rebels in September, a spokesman said on Monday. Captain Jefferson Somera, of the 1st Infantry Division, said the soldiers displayed gallantry in action during the Zamboanga crisis. They were awarded Gold Cross, Bronze Cross and Wounded Personnel medals during a simple ceremony at the army headquarters in Labangan town in Zamboanga del Sur province. He said the Gold Cross Medals - the third highest medal for gallantry in combat - were awarded to First Lieutenant Robert Martin Dimailig, Sergeant George Neri, Corporals Sajack Alam and Ramil Castillon. The Bronze Cross Medals went to Technical Sergeant Eduardo Abog, Staff Sergeant Thuaheron Pangulima, Sergeants Kashir Hussin and Manuel Suarez Jr, and the Wounded Personnel Medal was given to Sergeant Freddie Centenales. Somera said Brigadier General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr, the commander of 1st Infantry Division, led the pining of the medals. “The heroism and gallantry displayed by these soldiers during the Zamboanga City siege have been seen and known far beyond the four corners of our Command. Their deeds speak the nature of a fine Tabak trooper- brave, profes-

Brigadier General Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, pins the Gold Cross Medal to First Lieutenant Robert Martin Dimailig, one of four soldiers who are recipients of the third highest medal for gallantry in combat. (Photo by Sergeant Jesse Akiatan)

sional and always ready to serve our countrymen. We should always carry these principles in all our undertakings, for our Command, for our family and for every Filipino

people,” Somera quoted Trinidad as saying during the ceremony. Troops liberated Zamboanga City from hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front rebels who

simultaneously attack several villages. The fighting, which lasted three weeks, left more than 400 people dead and wounded.(Mindanao Examiner)

Civil service exam for Zambo reset to Dec. 15 By FELINO M. SANTOS

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reset anew the conduct of its Career Service Examination (CSE) for some 5,000 examinees in this city. The CSC was scheduled to conduct Sunday, November 10, the examination in this city but did not push through because of the onslaught of super typhoon "Yolanda". The hardest hit area was the Visayas region. CSC Regional Director Macybel Sahi said the onslaught of typhoon "Yolanda" prevented the shipment of examination paraphernalia from the CSC-central office in Manila to this city. The examinat ion was earlier set to be held in this city last October 13 but the standoff in September prompted the CSC to suspend it. From then, it was rescheduled for November 10 and suspended anew because of typhoon "Yolanda". Sahi said the suspension of the examination is not only in Zamboanga but in other parts of the country as well. (PNA)

DILG SaLinTubig program earmarks P10.62-M for Margosatubig town By FRANKLIN P. GUMAPON

MARGOSATUBIG, Zamboanga del Sur – A water system project here funded

ZAINZAID TRADING located at Zone 1 Igpit Opol along the hi-way

under the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig Para sa Lahat (SaLinTubig) program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will soon be completed, as the second tranche of the P10.62-million budget was released to Mayor Roy E. Encallado recently. The Digon-Igat Island Level II water system, which is now 35 percent complete s i nce it was started last September, is going to benefit 552

households that used to fetch water on horses at P10 per container. DILG-9 Regional Director Paisal O. Abutazil said during the turnover of the check that he would be happy to see the local government units (LGUs) implement and manage their projects wisely. “Napakaswerte ng LGU na nakatanggap ng pundo mula sa pamahalaan (the LGU is fortunate to have received funding from the government),” Director Abutazil said adding “this

is not a loan but a grant to the LGUs.” “Although the barangays of Digon and Igat Island have existing water system, the water supply remains a problem in the area,” Engr. Alex Villarin reported. “Once completed, the water system project will also serve as an economic enterprise in the village,” Villarin added. SaLinTubig is DILG’s lone program enrolled under the national government’s Bottom-Up Budget-

Trinidad called on the public to also donate relief goods such as bottled water, rice, canned goods, noodles, mats, blankets, medicines and clothing. Tropical storm Haiyan, locally named Yolanda, struck the country and swept across the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Cebu, Iloilo and Capiz, leaving thousands dead and forcing hundreds to scamper to evacuation centers. It also damaged several houses, commercial buildings, infrastructures as well as agriculture. Trinidad said the division

would be accepting donations starting Sunday until Tuesday at 6 p.m. A C1-30 cargo aircraft will transport the relief goods to the areas hardest hit by the super typhoon, division public affairs chief Captain Jefferson Somera said. Government employees, businessmen and professional and civic organizations immediately responded to the text message sent by the DPAO by bringing their relief goods to the 1st Infantry division and to the regional office of the Philippine Information Agency Office (PIA).

ing (BUB) approach with the end in view of uplifting the poorest sector in the country. As a grant, the program also seeks to enhance and improve the capacities of the LGUs and water service providers in planning, implementation, operation and management of water supply facilities as well as the implementation of water supply projects in waterless municipalities and barangays. (FPG/PIA9 with reports from Lemuel Mejares)

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PAGADIAN CITY – The 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army is now appealing for donations to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda, the most devastating typhoon that severely hit Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Capiz and Iloilo provinces last week. Tabak commander Brigadier General (BGen) Felicito Virgilio Trinidad on Sunday morning phoned all units of the division ordering the officers and men to donate relief goods to super typhoon victims.

Trinidad in his text message said: “Sama-sama tayo sa pagbangon. Tulungan natin ang ating mga kababayan. Ang konting tulong ninyo ay magiging malaki sa mga nangangailangan. Tayo ay Magbayanihan! (Together we will rise. We will help our fellowmen. Your little help is already a big help for those who are in need.)” Somera also said the Tabak division has designated Gaisano Capital Mall in this city as one of the designated drop-off centers for the relief goods. (FPG/GCC/ PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)


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ENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Local governments and non-government organizations in General Santos City and the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani have launched massive relief campaigns for victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Leyte and other parts of the Visayas Region.

South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes said Tuesday she has instructed the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to prepare various relief items and immediately deliver them to the affected areas.

“We will be sending medicine, bottled drinking water, food packs and other necessary items needed by the victims there,” the governor said. Fuentes said she has mobilized the province’s city and municipal mayors as

By DANILO E. DOGUILES

12 director, told Philippine Information Agency 12, the livelihood assistance released in SocSarGen area on November 6 and in Cotabato City on November 8 amounted to P2 million. Recipients consisted of 41 PWDs, 38 wage workers, 75 women, 25 youths, and 128 informal workers. During the distribution, Domingo reiterated the agency's call for beneficiaries to sustain the livelihood grants under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP). "The assistance given by the department is a small amount to give you the start-up capital but we hope that you can make something from it," she told the recipients. DILP is DOLE's contribution to the Aquino

well as the barangay councils to help gather donations from local residents. She said they have designated the city and municipal halls, barangay halls, provincial governor’s office and the provincial social welfare and development office as drop-off points for donated relief goods. Fuentes said she has asked the provincial board to hold a special session for the approval of some P1 million pesos as additional relief assistance for the affected areas and residents, which the national government estimated at around four million.

in Tacloban City and other lon said they will initially areas badly devastated by send some P500,000 worth the onslaught of typhoon of relief assistance to Samar and Leyte provinces and Yolanda last Friday. She said they have ar- other affected areas. The Sarangani Inforranged with the National Disaster Risk Reduction mation Office called for and Management Council donations in the form of to pick up the relief items dried fish and other items from the area through a that will be sent in the next C-130 aircraft of the Philip- few days through a team of doctors who are proceeding pine Air Force. Fuentes said they are to the area. The General Santos City presently monitoring the situation in the affected Chamber of Commerce areas and the ongoing relief and Industry Inc. launched its own relief drive for the operations. “We’re not just focused victims of typhoon Yolanda. The group specifically on Tacloban City because there are other areas like called for donations in the Ormoc City that were also form of clothing, towels, badly devastated as well but blankets, cooking wares, were not reported exten- pillows and food items like sively in the media,” she said. canned goods, noodles, In Sarangani Province, biscuits, among other necesFor 2013, DOLE 12 was Gov. Steve Chiongbian So- sities. (MindaNews) allotted P15 million for DILP in Soccsksargen ReRepublic of the Philippines gion. Local Civil Registry Office As of October 31, DoProvince of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Buenavista mingo said, 97 percent of said fund have been released NOTICE OF PUBLICATION and have benefited at least 4,157 beneficiaries. In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a Soccsksargen Region notice is hereby to the public that KAREN LAURE BALISTOY or Region 12 is comprised has filed with this office a petition for change of first name of the provinces of North from MADILINE to KAREN who was born on JULY 7, 1981 at Cotabato, South Cotabato, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are Pastor Sarangani and Sultan Kuda- Laure and Lolita Calbario Paler. person adversely affected by said petition may file his rat as well as the cities of writtenAny opposition with this office not later than 20 November 2013. General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan, and (Sgd.) TERESITA K. VALDEHUEZA Cotabato. (DEDoguiles- Municipal Civil Registrar PIA12 with CDLSonsonaMDN: Nov. 6 & 13, 2013 DOLE12) She said they decided to use the funds to acquire more relief goods instead of directly turning them over to the affected local governments. “If we deliver it in the form of financial assistance, the local governments there may not be able to use them immediately due to the shortage of available food and other basic supplies there,” she said. The governor said they will turn over the relief goods they could gather and acquire to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, which has been leading the relief operations

300 get livelihood aid from DOLE 12

KORONADAL CITY -Manong Elmo, 56, of General Santos City said words are not enough to express his gratitude for the livelihood assistance from the government he is now enjoying. He now feels more useful and not anymore a burden to his family because he is sure to earn income for them through the dried fish vending business received from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 12. Elmo was among the 307 beneficiaries of the latest batch of livelihood assistance that DOLE 12 distributed to beneficiaries in South Cotabato, Sarangani, General Santos City, and Cotabato City. Ofelia Domingo, DOLE

Department of Environment and Natural Resources Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office No. B-400

administration's national agenda of reducing poverty by promoting livelihood and entrepreneurship and transforming communities into enterprising entities. It envisions productive, gainful, and secure community employment among disadvantaged and vulnerable workers in the informal economy. It also aims to transform the Philippine society so that every Filipino would enjoy a dignified quality of life, consistent with the national goals of inclusive growth, poverty alleviation, and job creation.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES GODRIC CUAREZ MACABUHAY AND JOSEPHINE M. GRAVINO-MACABUHAY,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-141

\GODRIC CUAREZ MACABUHAY AND JOSEPHINE M. GRAVINO-MACABUHAY, Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------------------------------/

SALE OF PUBLIC LANDS

All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin on or before the hour and date above and plainly marked “BID for the land described in the Miscellaneous Sales Application Nos. 101805-175. Bids must be accompanied with cash, money order, cashier’s or manager’s check for a sum equivalent to 10% of the bid. When a bid is withdrawn after the highest bidder is determined, the corresponding deposit thereof shall be forfeited to the Government. No bid shall be less than the appraised value of the land. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder if other than the applicant MUST reimburse the latter of all the value of the improvements introduced by the applicant on the land subject of the application. All prospective bidders are hereby informed that the herein applicant has the right to equal any and all bids. Mambajao, Camiguin, October 3, 2013 ADOLFO S. FUENTES OIC, PENRO Officer MDN: OCT. 23, 30, NOV. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sharia Judicial District Iligan City

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-121

DANILO TORRES AND TERESITA TORRES, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-143

ORDER

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on April 19, 1990 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Atty. Diosdado Espanol, Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over eight (8) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on April 19, 1990 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 substtance set the initial hearing of this case on November 18, 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 23rd of October, 2013.

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES SAMMY BAJA BERANIA AND AIZA A. DELA VEGA-BERANIA,

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ALVIN LAURORA AYAG AND MYLA M. BALLESCA-AYAG, ALVIN LAURORA AYAG AND MYLA M. BALLESCA-AYAG, Petitioners, x----------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Mambajao, Camiguin will sell to the highest qualified bidder at Ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. on November 28, 2013, the tract of land covered by Miscellaneous Sales Applications of Meriam G. King. MSA No. : 101805-175 Location : Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin Description : Identified as Lot No. 350-A-5191 Area : 153 square meters Appraised Value of Land : P 30,600.00 (P200.00/sq.m.) Appraised Value of Existing Improvement : P 50,000.00

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES DANILO TORRES AND TERESITA TORRES.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on June 24, 2000 at Carmona, Cavite, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Doña Maria Subdiv., Sara-as, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for many years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on June 24, 2000 so that they with have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 18, 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 23rf of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 30, Nov. 6 & 13, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-142

SAMMY BAJA BERANIA AND AIZA A. DELA VEGA-BERANIA, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ALLAN S. CASTRO AND SARAH JANE T. SAGUIPED-CASATRO,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-140

ALLAN S. CASTRO AND SARAH JANE T. SAGUIPED-CASTRO. Petitioners, x----------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 21, 1987 at Cagayan de Oro City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at 2nd East Extension, Rosario Heights, Tubod, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for many years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 27, 1987 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 18, 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 Citv, Philippines, this 23rd of October, 2013.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on January 18, 2008 at Parañaque City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Doña Maria Subdiv., Bara-as, Iligan City and Parañaque 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 over three (3) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 18, 2008 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do wiihout marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 18, 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 23rd of October, 2013.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on July 26, 2001 at Ecoland, Davao City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can he served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Agduo, Davao City, and Tibanga, 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 over twelve (12) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 26, 2001 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 18, 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 23rd of October, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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Ordinance yields more arrests and penalties DAVAO CITY -- The Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance in the city yielded P.5-Million in penalties and apprehended more than a thousand violators since its implementation from July to October this year, according to Dr. Domilyn Villareiz, chief of the Anti-Smoking Task Force. Speaking at the Kapehan sa SM, she disclosed that residents and visitors are more conscious of abiding with the Anti-Smoking Law in public places given its impact to good health. “Residents feel good of no longer enhaling secondary smoke,” Villareiz said. She said based on the issued citation tickets, a total of 3,301 violators have been apprehended from January to October 2013.

Villareiz said the City Mobile Group has the most number of arrests this year at 1,473, followed by the Talomo Police Precinct at 564, Sta. Ana Police Precinct at 234, Sasa Police Precinct at 182 and Public Safety Group 337. She observed that violators tend to take the issued citation tickets for granted and no longer submit them to the police within five days, so authorities give extension from one to two weeks. Villareiz explained that only the second offense will be subject to filing of formal charges in court. She also stressed that designated smoking areas must be approved by the task group before they can be actually used by smokers. (RGA/JSD/PIA-XI)

Conventions drive Davao City’s Tourism By PED T. QUIAMJOT

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ore than 5000 participants have registered for the Actuarial Society of the Philippines national convention which reels off this Wednesday, November 20 to 23, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City.

The confab further cemented Davao’s hold as the number one convention des-

tination in the country today which just recently hosted the PICE national convention last November 7-9, 2013. Actuarial which is a science in economics and statistics that formulate policies from data and best practices determines pay back growth of risk investments. It is a business tool employed by policy makers in the government and the private sector as they attract c ap i t a l f o r p l a c e m e nt s i n securities, risk coverage or

3 Davao Region provinces placed under storm signal 1

ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan City Registrar’s NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC published on October 30, 2013 page 04 re Mary Jean Romarate Cruzada’s petition for correction of entry in the certificate of live birth of Aljean Klyd Cruzada Tabla, correct dates of publication should be October 30 and November 6, 2013. Sorry for the inadvertence. DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late NECIFORA A. GAMONEZ, who died intestate on the 13th day of March, 2007 at CDO Polymedic General Hospital, A. Velez St., Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. That the deceased at the time of her death left four (4) Parcels of Land with a Residential House erected thereon being a Paraphernal property, and covered by their respective Titles and Tax Declarations and more particularly described as follows to wit; Parcel One – TCT No. T-124658 with Residential House under TD No. G-157427 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 11, Block 18, of the subdivision plan (LRC), Psd-169564, being a portion of Lot 11, (LRC) Pcs-8974, LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1612), situated in the District of Bulua, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) SQUARE METERS, more or less” Parcel TwoTCT No. T-40539 Under TD No. G-024245 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 19918-C, Psd-10-006355, being a portion of Lot 19918, Cad-369-D, Cagayan Cadastre Ext.), situated in the Barrio of Ala-e, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY EIGHT (188) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” Parcel Three- OCT No. P-2283 Under TD No. G-200851 “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot No. 35545, Cad-237, (Lot No. 25524-C, Csd-10-002016-D), situated in the Barrio of Macasandig, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of TWENTY THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SEVEN (20,107) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” Parcel Four – TD No. 02-15-7160 “A PARCEL OF LAND, (Cad. Lot No. 89-E, Psd-10-003413), situated in the Barrio of Ala-e, Municipality of Manolo Fortich, Province of Bukidnon, containing an area of TEN THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (10,656) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS, entered namely; CANUTO C. GAMONEZ, of legal age, widower, Filipino; FLEURDELIS G. JARO, of legal age, married, Filipino; ROSELLER A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; BERNADETTE G. CORTEJOS, of legal age, married, Filipino; DOUGLAS A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; EMMANUEL A. GAMONEZ, of legal age, married, Filipino; JACQUELINE A. ROA, of legal age, married, Filipino; and CATHERINE G. TANCONGCO, of legal age, married, Filipino and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; are the only sole, legitimate, forced and surviving legal heirs of the late NECIFORA A. GAMONEZ. As per Doc. No. 451; Page No. 91; Book No. 101; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: NOV. 6, 13, & 20, 2013

m on e y m a r k e t bro k e r a g e . L i n e s up a c t i v i t i e s at t h e conference proper are the h i g h i mp a c t l e c t u r e s a n d e c o n o m i c a n a l y s i s by t h e invited speakers and guests f rom t he i nve st me nt s and insurance sectors. The series of conventions this year have recently shot up hotel occupancy statistics in Davao City to an unprecedented city wide growth of an average 98% surpassing other regions in the Philippines.

God gave us Central 911 and it is not only for Dabawenyos, it is also for all in times of disaster, explains Davao City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte to the team bound for Tacloban, Leyte, on Sunday dawn to help in the search and rescue efforts in typhoon-hit areas. Duterte sent off a Central 911 team bringing with them ambulances, urban search and rescue units composed of 49 personnel and doctors from the city health office. (MindaNews Photo by Rene Lumawag)

Residents told to stay calm, suspension of work and classes left to administrators, employers DAVAO CITY -- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte no longer suspended classes in all levels and work in private and public institutions after learning from the weather bureau that the city is away from the track of Super-typhoon Yolanda. He said classes and work would go on as usual despite placing all the emergency rescue units of the Emergency Response Center Central 911 under Alert level 1. “I no longer have to deNOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of EZALDY S. CHEE, who died on November 15, 2010 in Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 2 Blk 1, Psd-13-008181, portion of Lot 1 and 3, Pcs-13-000987) situated in Villa Kananga, Butuan City, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-44871 containing an area of 140 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL PARTITION SIMULTANEOUS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE entered into and executed by deceased Ezaldy S. Chee’s surviving legal heirs, namely, Ma. Jean M. Chee, Eljane M. Chee, and Jirah Grace M. Chee, as heirs/ vendors, selling, ceding, transferring and conveying above-described property to Engr. Mario I. Dumangas, Jr. for and in consideration of P300,000.00, per Doc. No. 441; Page No. 87; Book No. III; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Jennifer Hazel A. Racaza, Notary Public for and in the City of Cabadbaran under PTR No. 0073103/01-02-13. MDN: Nov. 13, 20 & 27, 2013

clare suspension of classes and work because we will not be directly hit by the storm,” Duterte said. He said that since the city is not under any storm signal, all activities in education, commerce, trade and government service go on. An advisory issued by the Davao City Government as of 11:00 pm Thursday said that any suspension of work and classes shall be left to the discretion of school administrators and employers. As of 7:00 am Friday, several universities, colleges and private schools in the city like all levels of the Ateneo de Davao University, ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan City Registrar’s NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC published on October 30, 2013 page 04 re Mary Jane Tudio Carlos’s petition for change of entry in the certificate of live birth of Charles John Tudio Carlos , correct dates of publication should be October 30 and November 6, 2013. Sorry for the inadvertence. ERRATUM In connection with the Buenavista, Agusan del Norte Registrar’s NOTICE OF PUBLICATION published on November 6, 2013 page 10 re Karen Laurea Balistoy’s petition for change of first name from MADILINE to KAREN, the word “served” should appear to read: “a notice is hereby served to the public…” Sorry for the inadvertence.

University of Immaculate Conception, the Values School at Juna Subdivision suspended classes because of the super-typhoon. Gerry Pedrico, chief of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Davao Station advised residents to stay calm but be prepared for rains and thunderstorms. He projected that the city would enjoy a relatively fair weather despite the presence of the super-typhoon in Northern Mindanao, Central Visayas and Southern Luzon. “Stay calm but prepared,” Pedrico said. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines) EXTRA JUDICIAL NOTICE

DAVAO DEL NORTE -- Three provinces of the northern part of the Davao Region are placed under Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) No. 1 as Tropical Depression (TD) Zoraida moves with sustained winds of 55 kph and at a speed of 30 kph west northwest towards Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Respective provincial local government unit (LGU) hoisted alert status directing all Municipal and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Offices (M/CDRRMO) to reactivate their incident command posts and to make the necessary preparations including prepositioning of rescue equipment. Provincial governors of the three provinces have declared suspension of classes at all levels as moderate to heavy rains occurred sporadically. The Provincial Information Office of Davao Oriental relayed reports that Governor Corazon Malanyaon started this morning’s office work with a mass asking for Divine Intervention that the province last year hit by devastating Typhoon Pablo would be spared from calamitous effect of TD Zoraida. She then held a meeting with members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC) and consequently at about 10:30 a.m., declared suspension of classes at all levels while

NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses BLAS G. ASUMBRADO SR. and RAYMUNDA G. ASUMBRADO consisting a parcel of residential land known as Lot. 2252 , Pls-225 containing an area of 634 sq. mts. Under TD No. 06-2330038-00746 covered by Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo Bldg. P-18469 situated at Taglatawan, Bayugan City and an ATM card with Account No. 0366-8024-95 at the Land Bank of the Philippines , Butuan City Branch with a deposit amount of P321,457.32 is the subject of Deed of Extra Judicial Settlement Among Heirs under the notarial registry of Atty. Ferdinand H. Ebarle per Doc. No. 16, Page No. 4, Book No. 450 , Series of 2013.

NOTICE is hereby given that the Late SANTIAGO FABIAÑA, who died long ago leaving a parcels of land, with no will and testament. Described as Lot No. 638, under T.D. No. 04000102180, embraced with O.C.T No. P-5897. Containing an area of 3,481 sq.m., located at Lacas, Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF ESTATE, executed by HEIRS, under the Notarial Registry of ATTY. VITO M. CARRILLO, per Doc. No. 330; Page No. 67; Book No. 78; Series of 2013.

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also directing all mayors to activate their respective MDRRMC , mobilize action centers and prepare for possible evacuation. PIO Davao Oriental said Gov. Malanyaon also directed the city and municipal mayors to warn their people especially those in the shoreline, riverbanks, and landslide prone areas to be evacuated for possible storm surge. On the other hand, Davao del Norte Provincial Gov. Rodolfo P. Del Rosario at 11:50 this morning declared suspension of classes at all levels. He also had executive meeting with department heads, discussing among other concerns, preparation for TD Zoraida. In an interview with DXDN Radyo Ukay Tagum at around 2:00p.m., Gov. Del Rosario, he revealed ready and alert mode of the Reduce the Risk (RDR) rescue team of the PDRRMC since this morning when PAGASA hoisted PSWS No. 1 with Davao del Norte being included. Such alert mode had gone down to the municipal and city and even at the barangay level, he said. Noting the clouds , he projected prolonged rains which he said could possibly lead to flooding though he was hoping the weather would improve. He counted possible pre-emptive evacuation but he said people would be advised in due time. He called on the public to listen to advice aired via the radio and other media outlets. “Let us be prepared. Let us not take any chance. Whatever may be the instruction, let us follow,” he said. Meanwhile, PAGASA included Compostela Valley late at its 11:00 a.m. weather bulletin prompting the Provincial Gov. Arturo T. Uy to suspend classes at all levels . Raining has also been felt in some areas of Compostela Valley. (PIA11 Jeanevive Duron Abangan)


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Sen. Villar to agri sector: Prepare, be globally competitive for AEC By Cheng Ordonez Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro––The attainment of self-sufficiency in food production and security and increased farmers’ and fisherfolk’s incomes hinges on research and development, which play a key role in enhancing competitiveness, Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agriculture and Food, said. Senator Villar, who graced the Makina Saka – Mindanao 2013, Tuesday, at the Marco Hotel in Barangay Cugman here, said the aim of the Makina Saka, which showcases the latest agricultural machineries and equipment available in the country to help reduce labor in field work while lowering production and post-harvest losses, will facilitate the achievement of the country’s self-sufficiency and food security goals. “Besides attaining our selfsufficiency and food security

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goals, our most important goal is, of course, to increase the income of our farmers and to improve the global competitiveness of our agricultural sector, particularly with our looming entry into the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015,” Sen. Villar said. Sen. Villar said “ASEAN is moving towards standardizing practices and food safety systems such as adaptation of Good Agriculture Practices, Good Aquaculture Practices, Good Animal Husbandry Practices, Good Hygiene Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point or HACCP-based systems, among others.” “This is why, as a senator and chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, I am monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the Agricultural and Fishery Modernization Act or AFMA or Republic Act 8435,” Villar said.

AFMA, according to Sen. Villar, calls for the allocation of at least P20 billion a year for agriculture modernization-related programs and projects. “And yet date shown to me cite that the Philippines lags behind its regional neighbors in the farm mechanization aspect—a far fifth placer to Japan, South Korea, China and Thailand,” she said. Sen. Villar revealed that the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) for Republic Act 10601 or the Agriculture and Fisheries Mechanization Law or AFMECH are now drafted and up for finalization. Makina Saka - Mindanao 2013 has also been made as a venue for the holding of a public consultation on the IRR of the AFMECH law. Villar said the newly signed AFMECH will prmote the development and adaptation of modern, appropriate, cost-effective and environmentally safe agricul-

to give students and s cho ol of f icials an ample time to go home and make appropriate pre p ar at i ons to s e c u re t heir l ives and prop erties. Mo n s a n t o s a i d t h a t t he CDR R MC has cont inua l ly monitore d t he movement of tropical

d e p r e s s i o n “ Z o r a i d a” after Super howler “ Yo l a n d a” l e f t N o r t h ern Mindanao Friday evening last week. He said that the CDRRMC reported a z e ro c a s u a lt y a s s t or m s i g n a l n o . 1 Yo l a n d a battered Northern Mindanao last week. CD

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will be tested during the next 60 days. I’m not talking here of the LGU action, or those by line agencies from Manila and nearby regions. Talk of rehabilitation as a total approach to development in the typhoonaffected areas. Let’s see what challenges lie ahead for us in

tural and fisheries machinery and equipment to enhance farm productivity and efficiency. The Mindanao-wide Makina Saka Agri Machinery Roadshow converges from Nov. 12 to 15, 2013, participants from the different regions in Mindanao under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Rice Program. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, known to be the “Father of Agricultural Modernization,” graced the event and told hundreds of participants that some technologies offered in the roadshow are able to provide not only daytime, but 24-hour harvesting, enabling farmers to save crops, fast track production and earn more, which is the primary purpose of the government in paving the way for technology to go the farmers’ farming ways. The road show exhibits a wide array of the latest emerging agrimachinery and equipment, par-

ticularly for rice which could be availed by the farmers from DA. It also includes machinery exhibition and actual demonstration of rice mechanization facilities, as well as conduct seminar, congress and conference, which are all geared towards the adoption of farmers of the various machinery and equipment being presented at the roadshow. Adoptation of the technology is seen to reduce labor in farm work and minimize production and post-harvest losses, which will contribute in attaining the heretofore twin goals of the department: Food security and self-sufficiency. Some 700 participants, ranging from farmer-leaders, and local government representatives, agricultural technicians, agricultural and fishery councils members and officials, and other stakeholders for agri-development, are expected to converge in the four-day agri event.

wherever they will be deployed. He said that the troops are now consolidated at the Headquarters 4th Infantry Division ready to be deployed once the C-130 cargo plane from the air force will

be available to transport them. The 4ID through its Civil Military Operations Battalion is also accepting donations from the locals who wish to donate goods for the affected communities in the Visayas, Uy added. “With the vast devastation left by typhoon Yolanda

in our country particularly in the Visayas, there are so many Filipinos who need our urgent help,” Visaya said. Visaya also appealed to the communist New People’s Army (NPA) rebels to “forget our differences and let the spirit of Bayanihan be a beacon of hope for fast recovery work.”

Leyte. Remove the turmoil of rebuilding their lives. Restrain the tendency to inaction, inertia and denial of pain. Channel latent energies in the direction of erecting their shattered houses and sense of home. How? Afford them temporary shelters and hospitals for healing, but lead them

to re-construct their house, to build a bed, to shape a chair, to mix mortar, to mend jambs and to build window and doors. And then they can erect certain boundaries that define houses but strengthen friendships. Carpentry would be the best therapy!

You have objections because a lot of people there do not possess the skill? No problem! Give them the spade, the hammer, the saw, the adze, the plane, the chisel, and others beside. Teach them to use these tools. Have them compute the cost of materials, but also allow them to use what

they were able to salvage. They will learn! They will build! They will renew their lives! Briefly Noted: Happiness is a cell phone connection in Leyte. Ormoc PESO Manager Danny Canete responded this evening. Exquisite is the feeling. God be praised!

ence that planet Earth has become an unsafe place to live these days. Dr. Mahar Lagmay, Director of Proejct “NOAH’ (Networked Organisms and Habitat) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the Philippines, said that

a “controlled microwave pulse” designed to dictate the weather is impossible. The proponent of the hypothesis should present convincing evidence that “microwave pulses” could be controlled. Lagmay said that it is only presenting a convincing evidence but

the proponent should also explain understandably the “cause and effect” of the theory. Finally, Lagmay said that the result of the studies could be initiated exactly as it was expected not once but twice or more. Anyway, whether controlling “microwave puls-

es” is possible or not, the United States has expressed the alarm that the terrorists are already in control of weapons on mass destruction. Ask the U.S. if they have the capability to control “microwave pulse,” the reply was negative. The U.S.,however, bragged that

they would have the capability to control the weather sometime in 2030. Did the U.S. initiate the “Haiyan” experiment? 0- [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

situation, the proposed bill said. from page 2 It said that the only way of the NBI seems to be un- to counter the upsurge of able to “adequately” respond a new breed of criminals to the needs of the current is to equip the NBI with

technologically savvy, stateof-the-art investigative and intelligence equipment. Along with the upgrading of the NBI’s equipment, both the investigative and

non-investigative personnel should also increase, their positions upgraded, and provided training to meet the demands of an expanded investigative and detective

work. Aside from the improvements and advancements in training, the agents and employees of the NBI should also be given adequate and

improved compensation, benefits and privileges, such as free health care insurance, accident insurance and scholarships, the proposed bill said.

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raised signal no. 1 in Misamis Oriental l a s t Mo n d a y a s t r o p i cal storm Z oraida appro aches t he Nor t her n Mindanao region. The CDRRMC made the announcement

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communities after last Friday’s calamitous event? Rehabilitation can now proceed even as relief operations continue to be systematically accorded the suffering masses. The context of good governance

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probabilities. Yet, the millennium is moving toward a future where planet Earth is heading toward an oblivion. No, thanks to the man’s insatiable desire to gain power, wealth, and influ-

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San Beda slays Letran to move one way from NCAA 89 championship MANILA - The San Beda Red Lions launched a ferocious 18-5 avalanche in the fourth quarter to prevail over the Letran Knights,80-68 and moved one win away from the NCAA championship that was witnessed by a hostile crowd on Monday at the Mall Of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Ola Adeogun paced the Mendiola based squad after tallying 16 points and eleven rebounds while Baser Amer added 11 points and eight rebounds The Knights are protecting a slim five point lead,57-52 midway through the fourth period but the Red Lions stormed back heavily after back to back hits from John Ludovice and Ola Adeogun. Ludovice sparked San beda's rally after nailing a go ahead trey that was

followed by three straight points from Ola Adeogun to take a 58-57 upperhand. Semerad and Ludovice conspired for San Beda's next four points to extend their lead to five,62-57 but Kevin Racal answered with a corner trey to chop the Lions lead to two,62-60. The Red Lions pulled away from their after bombarding the Knights with three long range bombs that highlighted their 11-2 assault to take a 73-62 cushion. The firepower of the Red Lions was too hot for the Knights to handle as the former drew first blood in this Best-of-3 championship showdown. Mark Cr uz led the Knights with 22 points and seven rebounds while MVP Raymond Almazan finished with 16 points and ten rebounds in a losing effort. Under pressure - San Beda's Baser Amer (rear) reaches in for a steal versus Letran reserve McJour Luib. Photo by KC Cruz (PNA)

Fraser-Pryce shortlisted for IAAF award after triple gold

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Jamaican sprint queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was shortlisted alongside shot putter Valerie Adams and hurdler Zuzana Hejnova for the female Athlete of the Year award on Tuesday. Fraser-Pryce won gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay at August’s world championships in Moscow, while New Zealand’s two-time Olympic champion Adams collected a fourth world title in the Russian capital. Czech Republic’s He-

jnova, who broke 53 seconds for the first time in her career when she demolished the opposition to win the 400 meters hurdles title in Moscow, completes the list. The men’s shortlist of sprinter Usain Bolt, high jumper Bohdan Bondarenko and distance runner Mo Farah was announced on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) and award winners will be revealed at the World Athletics Gala in Monaco on November 16, the IAAF said in a statement. - Reuters

Sarangani to declare Freddie Roach as ‘adopted son’ GENERAL SANTOS CITY, The provincial government of Sarangani has declared famed boxing trainer and coach Frederick Steven “Freddie” Roach as an “adopted son of the province” for bringing pride to Sarangani and the country. Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian-Solon said the title is mainly in recognition of Roach’s role in molding Rep. Manny Pacquiao into a world boxing icon over the last decade. He said the American Hall of Fame boxing trainer was mainly behind Pacquiao’s ring success, which has introduced the province to the rest of the world. The governor described Roach as “an exemplar of excellence and discipline.” “We know how it is difficult to be a coach and mentor. It really requires a high level of skill. You need to have long patience, be excellent and be disciplined to study the technicalities of the sports,” Solon said. Roach formally received a plaque of appreciation from the governor and Vice Governor Jinkee Pacquiao in a simple ceremony held at the provincial capitol in Alabel town on Monday. In response, Roach said it was a great honor for him to be acknowledged by the province as a “Sarangan,” which is a term for the people of Sarangani. Vice Gov. Pacquiao expressed her gratefulness to Roach for spending time and sharing his skills and techniques and eventually transforming her husband into a “pound-for-pound king.” “Freddie is like a brother to me. We are thankful that God gave us a friend who became an instrument for my husband to become a champion. He sacrificed much of his time and we are so proud to have him here in Sarangani,” she said. Board member Eugene Alzate said they have already prepared the draft resolution which will be immediately passed to officially declare Roach as an “adopted son” of Sarangani.(PNA)

Batang Pinoy re-scheduled to February MANILA, The Batang Pinoy games that’s supposed to be held this November has been re-scheduled to Jan. 28 to Feb. 1 next year, according to Philippine Sports Commissioner Jolly Gomez. Gomez announced to mediamen late Monday afternoon that this is due to sensitivity to people suffering from the disaster caused by the world’s strongest typhoon, Yolanda which recently hit Eastern Visayas badly, particularly Leyte, Tacloban, Cebu, Bohol and some parts of the Negros provinces. Gomez said the original number of Batang Pinoy athletes could have been 2,081 but due to the postponement, there will be an additional 600 from host Zamboanga and Bacolod which should pad the total to potential 2,700.

There are 251 medalists from Leyte,98 from Maasin and 177 from Cebu, a figure that should not be ignored in a tournament involving school children. He said that Zamboanga and Bacolod expressed readiness to host the games—with Panaad having suffered only minimum damage but, “We must be sensitive to the transportation needs of the kids. You have to pass by Cebu which was also heavily damaged and so with Maasin, Leyte." He added that the postponement of Batang Pinoy will be in line with the PSC sports calendar again in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd)and some tourneys in Bacolod. Among the events next year are that of Philspada, Palaro, the Philippine National Games and the Asean

School Sports of DepEd where technical expertise is provided by PSC in holding the event where at least 6,000 children are bound to participate, including those from the Asean region countries. Meanwhile, the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) will meet Tuesday to discuss the cancellation of the Asian Games Centennial in Boracay also in November in sympathy to the devastation of Eastern Visayas. POC president Jose “Peping” Cojuangco, who attended a conference in Europe’s Monaco with the theme of “Peace through Sports” where commitment was placed on uplifting the youths’ spirit through sports thinks the Asian Games Centennial should be held sometime in 2014 though the exact date has yet to be scheduled. (PNA)CTB/LOR

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