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‘We’re free from terrorist threat’ Volume II, No. 067

By Jeanevive D. Abangan

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AGUM City, Davao del Norte -- Davao del Norte is safe and free of any terrorist threat. Governor Rodolfo del Rosario said the army and the law enforcement agencies have declared the province is generally stable and free of any form of terrorist threat during the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Tagum City Peace and Order Council Meeting. Read full story/p. 2

Caraga, ‘country’s poorest region’ no more

BUTUAN City––The Caraga region has been out of the cellar as “the country’s poorest region,” a top regional trade and industry official told a press conference Monday. Director Brielgo Pagaran, Dept. of Trade and Industry Caraga Regional Director, in a press forum at the DTI regional office conference said for some years, the region which had been listed as 16th in the bottom as the Philippines’ “poorest region,” just a notch higher than the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. Now it has jumped to See caraga, page 11

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Provincial guard foils inmate’s escape try By GERRY GORIT Staff Member

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– An inmate jailed for murder tried to escape Sunday evening from the Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail but was captured by jail guards. Provincial guards identified the inmate as Federico Amante who tried to escape with the help of another inmate who was believed to be insane. Amante and the other inmate reportedly destroyed a portion of the fence surrounding the jail with the use of rocks and a metal rod. Alert provincial guards, however, detected Amante and his accomplice in the act of destroying the jail’s fence. Amante and his companion were led back to their detention cell, the jail guard said. Newly elected provincial governor Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano has announced earlier the province’s intention to sell the lot portion occupying the provincial jail building because of its proximity to populace areas and subdivision. Emano said the province would relocate the provinPBA LEGENDS IN ORO. PBA Legends and Team CdeO clash in an exhibition game Saturday, August 17, cial jail to a more spacious at the Xavier University Gym. Cagayan de Oro first district Rep. Rolando “Klarex” Uy leads the ceremonial toss at centercourt. From left, PBA Legends Vince Hizon, Bong Hawkins and Marlou Aquino. Team CdeO’s Mayor Oscar area in Initao town Moreno and son, Oscar Junior, with Bal David and Kenneth Duremdes. Photo suppllied

Solon warns public vs. looming LPG price hike HOUSE Deputy Minority Leader Arnel Ty has warned of potentially higher cooking fuel prices in the months ahead, following the decision of the secondlargest liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) supplier to leave the Philippines. “The departure of SHV Energy of the Netherlands from the Philippines will substantially diminish free and fair LPG market com-

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Koko: probe stem cell practice

SENATOR Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has filed a resolution seeking an inquiry into the conduct of stem cell procedures in the Philippines, “with the view of having the practice regulated to ensure the protection of the health and welfare of the people.” Pimentel filed the resolution amidst growing concerns over the reported proliferation of stem cell procedures being conducted in the country. Worse, he noted, stem cell procedures are reported to be performed by unaccredited foreign doctors in five-star hotels. petition, and likely drive The senator warned these uncontrolled practices retail prices up,” said Ty, are not only posing serious safety issues to unknowing who represents the LPG clients, but also claiming the lives of our people. Marketers’ Association He emphasized, it is the duty of Congress to protect

n Dutch energy firm leaving PH, puts LPG business here up for sale

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DavNorte gub: We’re free from terrorist threat By Jeanevive D. Abangan

TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Davao del Norte is safe and free of any terrorist threat. Provincial Governor Rodolfo del Rosario has revealed that the army and the law enforcement agencies have declared the province is generally stable and free of any form of terrorist threat, during the Joint Provincial Peace and Order Council and Tagum City Peace and Order Council Meeting. “We got assurance from the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation and the intelligence community that everything is under control in the province,” the governor said. Del Rosario said this will make Davao del Norte’s first hosting of the Batang Pinoy (BP) Mindanao Qualifying Leg on August 27-31, smooth and worry-free. He assured delegations and visitors to the upcoming event will be out of harms way since the security forces are certain no untoward incident could disrupt the holding of the BP games. The Governor called the joint meeting to assess the peace and order situation, particularly on the last week of August,

when the province shall host the BP games, in the wake of subsequent bombings in other parts of Mindanao. 10th Infantry Division Commander Brig. Gen. Ariel Bernardo, 1001st IB Commander Col. Angelito De Leon, 1003rd IB Commander Col. Buenaventual Pascual, PNP-XI Regional Director PCSupt. Wency Pascual, DNPPO Chief PSSupt. Samuel Gadingan and Provincial NBI Chief Samuel Balisi were all one in saying there is no imminent terrorist threat to the province. The officials guaranteed the province is generally safe and very much eligible to host the grassroots sporting event. They also assured the security of the monthlong celebration of the Ugmad Festival of the city government of Tagum, which will be held after the games. However, the commanders stressed the need for tighter security preparations in order to get a hundred percent assurance that no bombing and other terrorist activities would hamper the activities. The council members also approved the creation of an inter-agency Task Force Davao del Norte that would secure all the entry points going to the province.(Noel Baguio-DavNor PIO)

Samal resort owners asks leniency on beach easements By Rudolf Ian G. Alama

DAVAO CITY--- Resorts owners in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGaCoS) are asking the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional office to be lenient in enforcing the law mandating public access to shorelines. “Let us not be too technical with the law,” Engineer Pastor Lozada Jr. president of the IGaCoS Chamber of Commerce and a resort owner said on the moves of the DENR to implement Article 51 of the Water Code of the Philippines (Presidential Decree 1067) which mandates easements in banks of rivers and streams and shorelines in seas and lakes in the interest of recreation, navigation, floatage, fishing and salvage. Lozada said that resort owners are worried about the impact to security and privacy if ever the easements on beaches will be enforced. He said some resorts are allowing the public to pass by the beaches and some resorts are strict with the privacy of their property as a selling point of their resorts. Guesting during the I-Talk media forum at SEDA Hotel in Davao City held Tuesday, August 13, Lozada said that Samal is

very different from Boracay which is was used as a model for public access to its beaches. In Boracay, resorts are limited to a certain space in the beach while the rest of the easement is public access where people frolic in its famed white sands. Lozada said that Samal is very different from Boracay. “Boracay is Boracay and Samal Island is Samal Island,” he said. Araceli Ayuste, a resort owner and the vicepresident of the Samal City Resort Owners Association (SCROA) said that the main difference between the two islands is that Samal has no long stretch of white sand beaches as some of its coasts are actually small cliffs that stretches out to the sea and many resorts utilize jetties for docking of boats that ferry visitors to the area. These jetties have enclosed the beaches which prevents access on its beaches and which the DENR is eyeing to demolish particularly in the foreshore areas. Lozada said the lack of good roads had prompted resort owners to build these jetties so that visitors can access their places from the sea. Ayuste added that these jetties also function to trap the sand so that they may form small

sand beaches and also breakwaters prevents the soil from further eroding into the sea. “Everything you introduce puts viability to the tourism industry of Samal,” Lozada said. He added that the resort owners had done a great service to the island one of which is cleaning up garbage which flocks to its shores. Lozada added that running a resort is a difficult industry, since you put in much investment for it to be viable. For his part Atty. Felix Alicer regional technical director for Lands Management Services of the DENR-XI said they understand the plight of the resort owners and recognize the investments they made, but also said they must also implement the spirit of the law. Alicer said the issue of public access beaches has gained momentum with recent efforts in Panglao Island in Bohol and Bantayan Island in Cebu where illegal structures in the easement areas in those islands were demolished. In Davao, it was just last year when DENR-XI Regional Director Marcus Joselin Fragada has created a composite team from DENR-XI and the Samal Local Government Unit to look into the enforcement of the 37-year

old Water Code. Public consultations are being conducted between the Samal LGU, DENR-XI and the resort owners to find a win-win solution. Alicer said they are not keen on demolishing the jetties and fences but would want that stairs or gates be constructed so that the public could have access to these beaches, a proposal which is facing opposition from the resort owners because of concerns on privacy and security. Another move is to recommend to the LGU not to issue any building permits within the strip of the titled property or owners would have to seek the DENR recommendation if the beach strip is part of the foreshore land. Another proposal is for the areas to be declared industrial zones which makes open access laws non-applicable. Currently, the resorts lies in recreation zone areas where public access is mandated. However, Alicer said this would attract the establishment of industries which could be detrimental to the resorts. Meanwhile, the resort owners are looking at possible amendments of the Water Code to be led by Davao del Norte Second District Representative Anton Lagdameo. (PIA/RG Alama)


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Open-pit ban triggers mining firm downsizing its operation KORONADAL City--The ban on open-pit mining imposed by South Cotabato province is among the reasons Sagittarius Mines, Inc. (SMI) is downsizing its operation that would lead to a significant slash in expenditure spending and retrenchment of 940 workers, a company executive admitted. John Arnaldo, SMI external communications and media relations manager, said the new management, Glencore Xstrata plc., decided to downscale its operations after assessing that the Tampakan project “is not moving forward” due to the openpit mining prohibition and failure to obtain the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of tribal communities affected by mining project. “It has been six years since Xstrata took management supervision of the Tampakan project yet (the commercial operation) has yet to get started,”Arnaldo told Bombo Radyo here on August 15. Xstrata Copper took over management control of the Tampakan project in 2007 after exercising its option to acquire 62.5 percent of the 40 percent controlling equity. Australian firm Indophil Resources NL owns the rest of the controlling equity. Glencore International plc acquired Xstrata plc., the

parent of Xstrata Copper, last May to form the merged Glencore Xstrata plc. The Tampakan project was initially set for commercial operation in 2016 but late last year, SMI announced it was moving the target to 2019, a year before the project’s Financial and Technical Assistance Agreement (FTAA) ends. The national government granted the FTAA for the Tampakan in 1995. It has a lifespan of 25 years and can be renewed for another 25 years. In downsizing the operations, Arnaldo said the company wants to focus on resolving the open-pit ban and to focus on getting the FPIC of tribal communities affected by the Tampakan project. Leo Jasareno, national director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, said on August 9 that the national government “is confident the ban on open-pit can be resolved.” Pressed on what the n at i o n a l g ov e r n m e nt’s remedies are, Jasareno replied:“Continuing efforts to clarify, inform, dialogue, baka lang may mga issues that have to be properly clarified. Kaya kailan lang yung continuing engagement. Optimistic kami that these

issues can be resolved.” Jasareno did not give a clear answer when asked if the national government will file a case in court against the South Cotabato provincial government for imposing a ban on open-pit mining. Arnaldo earlier said that “as much as the legal process is an option, it is not our preferred option.” South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance Fuentes, who signed the Environment Code that bans open-pit mining method in the province in 2010, said they will continue implementing the prohibition. *Expenditure cut, retrenchment* With the downsizing, Arnaldo said that 920 workers will be displaced in a three-phased retrenchment crack down. He added that the Tampakan project has a total workforce of 1,060 including the regular and contractual workers and consultants. The company will just retain 140 workers, said Arnaldo, who admitted he will be retrenched. Without giving the actual figure, Arnaldo said that the company will cut its expenditures by 75%. Since 2007, the company has already spent some $500 million or P20 billion for mining | page 5

“CAPACITY BUILDING TRAINING ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION” WATER SEARCH AND RESCUE (WASAR) An activity of CLIMBS LIFE AND GENERAL INSURANCE COOPERATIVE, a COMMITMENT on CSR was held in Barangay Balulang. Since the after math of typhoon Sendong last December 2011 where the said barangay was one of the hardest hit area in Cagayan de Oro, CLIMBS and the Home Owner’s Association of Villa Angela Subd. (HAVAS) through the leadership of the HAVAS President and CLIMBS CEO/President Mr. Fermin L. Gonzales, launched a project to respond to climate change in an effort to empower the residents of Villa Angela Subdivision to rise above their present condition through capacity building activities providing opportunities for home owners participation. The Honorable Barangay Chairman Alfredo Carcosa also accepted the challenge posed by the HAVAS for the Barangay Council’s support to all of HAVAS activities thus, resolutions of support were issued. CLIMBS and HAVAS, in partnership with ACDI- MPC under the leadership of Chairman of the Board of Directors, Maj.Gen. Gilbert S. Llanto (Ret.), the Phil. Air Force under the leadership of Lt. Col. Eric Gatchalian, PAF,GSC Tactical Operations Group 10 Commander and the Barangay Government of Balulang conducted the training on WASAR (water search and rescue) for seven (7) days to forty (40) participants starting August 12 to 18, 2013 at Bgy. Balulang this city. The participants composed mostly of men and women with age ranging from 18 to 46 years old. The training venue for technical and theoretical inputs was held at the CLIMBS Institute and practical exercises were conducted at the Pelaez Sports Complex swimming pool and at the 4ID Camp Evangelista, Patag while practical and actual application was done in Barangay Balulang river. During the culminating activity last August 18, 2013 held at Marbella Beach Resort, turn over rites of basic equipment to Bgy Balulang and HAVAS courtesy of ACD I- MPC highlighted the closing program which was attended by the following: Mr. FERMIN GONZALES, CEO/President CLIMBS&President of HAVAS, Maj.Gen. GILBERT S. LLANTO (ret) Chairman Board of Directors ACDI MPC, Maj.Gen. ROLANDO CAPACIA (ret) ViceChairman BOD- ACDI MPC, Bgen. ALFREDO G. RAMIREZ (ret) President ACDI MPC, BGen. NEAL P. GACRAMA (ret) VP Central Mindanao Area Operations, Tsgt ABEL L. IDUSMA PAF Training Coordinator, Barangay Chairman ALFREDO D. CARCOSA, Bgy. Councilor ROY ACEBES, Bgy. Councilor ROLDAN MABAYLAN. The HAVAS board of directors Cashmer Nunez, Josie Macale, Perla Magan and Clerk Ellerin Macapayad served as Training Secretariat headed by HAVAS Secretary & CLIMBS HR Manager DeliaL. Martinez while the other HAVAS BOD like Mr. Gerardo Apostol came to visit the trainees at the training site. The head of ACDI Cagayan de Oro Branch Mr. Armando T. Blanco served as Coordinator for the training on WASAR in partnership with CLIMBS and Phil. Air Force. EAM

The Trainors and the Trainees posed after their graduation rites.

Basic search/rescue equipments turned over to Bgy Balulang

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Reform the Sangguniang Kabataan Critiques are taking to task our lawmakers to reform the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) by changing the age requirement for SK members and officers, removing the SK Federation President as ex-officio member of local government legislative bodies such as the Sangguniang Bayan, Sangguniang Panglungsod and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, and scrapping the 10 percent allocation of Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) due to barangays designated for the SK. These reform proposals, according to analysts will save the government P9.25 billion. A substantial amount of money which can be used instead for teacher training and materials development under the K to 12 Law. The present SK set-up is flawed because for one, public funds are at the disposal of SK officials who are minors. In cases of misappropriation or malversation, they are immune from graft and corruption charges according to a lawmaker. Secondly, the spending habits of SK must be aligned with the National Development Agenda for education and health. For 2013 alone, P6 billion

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will be spent to fund various sports related activities and conferences of the SK nationwide. The most abhorrent is the fact that local politicians are interested to get the SK Federation President to vote or side with them in the municipality, city and provincial boards. This is the reason why politicians finance the campaign of SK candidates. “Removing the ‘ex-officio’ position of SK in the local government legislative bodies will insulate the SK from the negative influence of unscrupulous politicians. The SK is not truly representative of the entire youth population of the country. Based on data supplied by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the National Youth Commission (NYC), there are only 2,459,520 registered SK voters for the October 2010 elections, which is not even 10% of the 27,825,500 total youth population nationwide, according to reports. Research made by in Congress showed that in electing the 42,025 SK Chairmen and 294,175 Sangguniang Kabataan councilors across the

THINK a minute. There was a man who thought he was going crazy, so he went to the doctor for an expert opinion. The doctor examined the man and told him: “I have to agree with you. You’re crazy.” But the man got angry and said: “I want a second opinion!” So the doctor said, “OK, you’re ugly too.” Sometimes we don’t want to hear the facts. A survey in America showed that 90% of Americans say they believe heaven is real, but only 25% of those same people say they believe See fact, page 11

archipelago, the Comelec needs at least P3.2 billion to stage the political exercise. The Local Government Code provides that 10 percent of the IRA share of barangays should go to the SK. For 2013 alone, barangays are entitled to a total IRA of P60.47 billion. Henceforth, P6.05 billion goes to the youth councils. Power and public funds should not be entrusted to teenagers aged 15 to 17 years old who are just beginning to learn what responsibility and accountability are all about. Under PP’s existing laws, minors who are below 18 years old cannot enter into agreements, sign contracts, enter into marriage, obtain driver’s licenses, nor be prosecuted for criminal offenses. They have not reached the age of majority or emancipation. There is a need to amend Local Government Code of 1991, so that the Katipunan ng Kabataan shall be composed of Filipino citizens actually residing in the barangay for at least six months, who are 18 but less than 21 years of age on the day of the election, and who are duly registered in the list of the Sangguniang Kabataan or in the official barangay list in the custody of the barangay secretary.

Estrada crusade vs. ‘pork’ resulted in ouster LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do not fret because of evildoers or be envious of the wicked, for the evildoer has no future hope, and the lamp of the wicked will be snuffed out…” (Proverbs 24:19-20, the Holy Bible). -ooo“ESTRADA CRUSADE VS. `PORK’ RESULTED IN OUSTER”: Here is a Facebook entry by a cousin of mine, Renato Mauricio, or Rey to us his relatives, on the attempt of then President Estrada to abolish pork barrel. The attempt apparently was one of the reasons why Estrada was impeached by the House of Representatives, and why he was later on ousted from the presidency. Read on: “In 1999, then President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada tried to abolish or stop the pork barrel allocated for congressmen. In return, the House of Representatives voted on November 13, 2000 to impeach President Erap, and the case was elevated to the Senate.

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio “Alam na ni Pangulong Erap na maraming anomalya sa ‘pork barrel’ noong araw pa, kung kaya’t nais nya itong ipahinto, subalit hindi pumayag ang mga mambabatas ng Kongreso (President Erap knew the many anomalies involving pork barrel ever since, so he worked to have it scrapped. The members of Congress however did not agree). -oooERAP WANTED `PORK’ SCRAPPED IN 1998: Rey then quoted a news release: “Manila, July 1999. When President Joseph `Erap’ Estrada first delivered his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) in July last year, he vowed to get

rid of the so-called pork barrel of lawmakers and implement other drastic steps to make the government more responsive to the needs of the people, especially the poor. “… `I believe that Congress shares my conviction that we have to abolish the pork barrel. In the face of our fiscal position, our people ask no less,’ the President told a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. True to his promise, the President submitted a `pork-less’ `999 General Appropriations Act...” Rey then concluded his Facebook post: “I remember See ouster, page 5


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Tampakan project, he claimed. Critics rejoiced at the downscaling at the Tampakan project. In a statement, the Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM) described the development as“a victory for the B’laan people, the local communities in Tampakan and the Provincial Government of South Cotabato.” “Employment and livelihoods will not be drastically affected with this downgrading of operations. In fact, 80,000 farmers will continue to benefit from the Mal River as water source to irrigate more than 200,000 hectares of farmlands in South Cotabato alone. Around 4,000 hectares of forestlands will be preserved, to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The rights of indigenous peoples will now be respected,” said ATM, an alliance of people’s and non-government organizations opposing largescale mining projects in the country. “The struggle continues. ATM will sustain its support to the struggle of B’laans to resist the entry of mining in their ancestral domains. We will work with farmers and women groups to upscale and expand sustainable agriculture. We stand in solidarity with the local government of South Cotabato to define its own path of sustainable development, without destructive and irresponsible mining,” it added.

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Seda Centrio conducts feeding program for kids at Shell-GK Village in Calaanan SEDA Centrio employees led by General Manager Lorenzo Tang conducted a feeding program for children of the Shell-Gawad Kalinga Village at PN Roa Subdivision, Calaanan last August 10, 2013. S ome 1 5 0 ch i l d re n from the approximately 200 households residing in the village benefitted from the program conducted as part of the corporate social responsibility program of Seda Centrio, one of the three Seda hotels nationwide of AyalaLand Hotels and Resorts Corporation. “This is our way of giving back to the community for the warm welcome it has given Seda Centrio, said Mr. Tang. “We wish to help

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the day when President Erap was impeached by Congress because it was my birthday, November 13 and my cousin, Atty. Melanio Lazo Mauricio Jr., visited me in our residence in San Juan to greet me, and he informed me that Congress has just impeached President Erap…” -oooAUGUST 26, 2013, AN-

those less fortunate who suffered in the Sendong tragedy our little share in alleviating their hardship.” Aside from Mr. Tang, other Seda Centrio officers who joined the activity

included Ms. Fe Macion, assistant financial controller; Mr. Noah Bubod, engineering manager; and Ms. Amelita Gutierrez, sales manager. Besides the food ,the

children also received simple tokens like pencils and ballpens, as well as cholodates and candies as prizes for the games prepared by the donors. Seda Centrio worked on

the project in partnership with Gawad Kalinga Cagayan de Oro Chapter through Mr. Tootsie Besinga, ShellGK project manager. Mr. Besinga said the initial batch of 122 GK houses in the village were turned over to the Cagayan de Oro City government represented by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas on December 19, 2012 by Mr. Edgar Chua, country manager of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation which provided funds for the project. In addition, Shell has also donated a multipurpose hall and an additional 78 houses by June, 2013 to bring to 200 the number of houses in the village.

TI-PORK BARREL DAY: There is now a frenzied attempt to gather at least one million people at the Luneta Grandstand on August 26, 2013, to make a public display of the Filipino nation’s nauseated indignation and contempt against lawmakers who not only allowed their pork barrel to be used by non-existent organizations (NGOs) linked to Janet Lim Napoles and her family, but who are continuing to refuse to

give up their pork barrel allocations altogether. I think that if one million people would really show up on that day, our lawmakers maybe compelled to give up their pork barrel altogether. On the other hand, if only a few will attend that gathering, it would be “tuloy ang ligaya” for all of them, on the thought that the anger of our countr ymen has not yet reached boiling point. Then, our people

will have no one else to blame for the continuing misuse of pork barrel funds but themselves. -oooSO LONG, FERDIE FUENTES: I am condoling with the family of Rotary International Past District 3800 Governor Ferdie Fuentes, who passed away last Sunday, August 18, 2013, after a lingering illness. Ferdie and his beauteous wife, Minda, were classmates of mine

and my wife, Angie, at a Marriage Encounter class in 1987 whose other members included the late Aurelio Periquet Jr. and his late wife, Mary Anne. Ferdie’s remains are at the Christ the King Church in Greenmeadows, Quezon City. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail.com


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Railway system doomed dotc: mindanao railway system is farfetched

By NELSON V. CONSTANTINO, Editor-in-Chief

THE dream of a Mindanao railway system that will traverse the major growth centers on the island will most likely remain as it is: a dream. Du r i ng t he recent 22nd Mindanao Business Conference in Davao City, Department of Transportation and Communication (DoTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio A. Abaya nailed the coffin for the ambitious Mindanao railway project originally proposed by Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Abaya said there is no budget for the railway project. “The plan to construct a railway in Mindanao has

not even reached my level,” he said. Abaya said goods specifically in Mindanao radiate from center to coast, while the railway is lateral. This makes a railway system somehow impractical when goods radiate this way, he added. With this, Abaya said, the Mindanao railway system is still farfetched. Among the Mindanao infrastructure projects that

Notice to the General Public that Bukidnon Government Employees Multipurpose Cooperative (BUGEMCO) Official Receipt (OR) with series number 9345193500 was lost and any transactions or issuance of this official receipts series are considered null and void.

MDN: AUG. 20, 2013

To all BUGEMCO Members; Notice is hereby made that the Midyear Ownership Meeting of BUGEMCO will be held on August 26, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Kaamulan Open Theater, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. (Sgd.) RUBY R. GALOPE Secretary Attested: (Sgd.) RICHEL R. OKIT, CPA, MBA Chairman

MDN: AUG. 20 & 22, 2013

are being fast-tracked include the P10-million Davao Sasa Port, which he noted is operating beyond capacity now needs modernization and expansion. He said the feasibility study for the privatization of the project is set for completion this August. “ T he i mprovement of transport and logistic infrastructure in Mindanao is a significant and an exciting task that is a priority for the department,” the DoTC chief also said. Rodriguez has said the P51million feasibility study for the project had been completed four years ago and he has been pushing for its inclusion to the Aquino administration’s

public-private partnership (PPP) program. T he s t udy c over s a 124-kilometer railway system that would link two vital gateways in Mindanao, the Mindanao Container Terminal a nd t he L a g u i nd i nga n International Airport, via a line from Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, to Linamon, Davao del Norte. But Mindanao leaders have noted that the island already lacks road network, and the fastest way to transport products and people would be by rail. Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario, a staunch proponent of the Mindanao railway system, said there has been talk of

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its possibility since 20 years ago. However, Del Rosario acknowledged that it is going to take a long time to make the railway a reality. “But when it becomes a necessity -- and I think it is becoming a necessity -- then it will come,” he said. The governor also said the construction of a railway would improve connectivity in the Davao Region. He also cited the advantage of improving the BukidnonTalaingod Road in Davao del Norte. T he Davao Reg iona l Development Council is also pushing for a railway system that would connect the cities of Davao, Iligan, General Santos,

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Butuan and Cagayan de Oro. The railway was one of the projects recommended during the Regional Development Investment Program here on May 29. MinBizCon Conference Director John Y. Gaisano said connectivity is one of the most important issues for Mindanao if it is to become a stronger player in the impending Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic integration.—with Wire reports

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance wih Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JULIE MAPA CAPANPAN has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “JULIA” to “JULIE” in the birth certificate of JULIA MAPA who was born on JULY 18, 1954 at BUTUAN CITY, AGUSAN and whose parents are MAURICIO MAPA and VICTORIA CAPONAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 06 September 2013. (Sgd.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug. 20 & 27, 2013


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Globe Telecom and PUSOD, Inc. bring light to residents of Taal Volcano island

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orty-eight year old boatman Redentor Bahadia has been living without electricity all his life. Not because he cannot afford to pay for it. It so happened that the entire Taal Volcano island where about 5,000 people reside remains unconnected to the national ele ctric transmission grid. To make matters worse, Reden has to shell out over P100 a day or more than P3,000 a month for the two liters of gasoline needed to keep his generator going for 12 hours. The amount is much higher than the electric consumption of an average household in Metro Manila. At night, when he takes the 30-minute journey from the island to the mainland, Reden has to rely on his battery-operated flashlight to provide illumination along the lake, thus, spending a couple of pesos more for disposable batteries. Reden is not alone in this predicament. Other residents of the volcano island who use kerosene for their lamps like 28year old Lenie de Villa also have to spend P30 a day per bottle or P900 a month, making a huge dent in the meager income that they get. On top of it, they also pay P5 just to charge their cellular phones. “Kailangan pa nam-

ing lumabas at bumili ng gaas para sa gasera. Ang hirap lalo na pag gumagawa ng assignment ang mga bata. Saka pag may kalamidad gaya ng bagyo o lindol tapos wala kaming ilaw (We need to go out and buy kerosene for our lamp. It’s so difficult especially when the kids are doing their homework. And it’s also difficult not to have any light when there’s a calamity like a typhoon or earthquake),” Lenie said. Thus, it was of great relief to the people of Barangay Calawit, Balete, Batangas when Globe Telecom together with PUSOD, Inc., a non-government organization spearheading the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape project, decided to address the situation by providing solar lamps initially to 80 families of boatmen and tour guides under PUSOD. Recipients only have to pay P250 per month for 12 months for the portable solar lamps and P310 a month for two years for those intended for home installation. The amount paid will then be used as seed money to buy additional lamps for the other196 households in the barangay. Stiftung Solarenergie Philippines provides technical support to ensure longevity of the lamps which is covered by a two-year warranty.

The solar lamps work from four hours of continuous use under maximum setting to as long as 100 hours under bedtime setting. They can also be used to charge mobile phones. “We would like to help uplift the lives of the people of Batangas which is one of our communities of practice. With the solar lamp distribution, we are able to assist the community

further by allowing them to be more productive even in the evening, generate more savings, and be free from health and environmental hazards brought about by the use of fossil fuels such as coal and petroleum,” said Fernando Esguerra, OIC, Globe Corporate Social Responsibility. Glob e is a ls o c urrently doing its part in livelihood provision as well as in environmental

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also assists the barangay through the Sagot Ka ni Kap empowerment program for barangay leaders.

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Teachers: The Living Heroes of the 21st Century By Nelfa D. Ampaled, ES Head Teacher-I, Sinalac Elementary School

Teachers are indeed the most valuable assets in our society and the key player in nation-building, particularly the human resource which is the greatest factor in boosting our economy. Moreover, this is the most indispensable contributions that educators have shared to our nation. Furthermore, works of the teachers are beyond what is prescribed by law because of the extra-curricular and civic activities which contributed to the welfare of the community and the country, most notable of which is when teachers guard the precincts and count the votes during election. Hence, it is regarded as the highly reliable and dedicated public servants. Its enormous and colossal contributions in molding the youth made it useful and productive citizens are then the gigantic contributions that mentors have shared in his community, nation, as well as in the world.

Spending over and beyond as public servant in which teachers never counts of as long as they served to the best of their ability not only in the school but in the community as well. The attitude of voluntarism is always there they never refused once their services are requested by the community even if it is beyond the call of duty. All this inherent characteristics made the mentors the living heroes. The heroism that mentors show are tantamount to the heroes of old times. We never shed blood but we are fighting everyday not using our sword yet by using our sharp minds against ignorance and illiteracy. Nevertheless, giving worth and dignity to every human person as useful entity in our society. The front liners in the battle in making the world a better place to live-in through proper education. It is said that there were no other professions without

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE AGREEMENT BETWEEN SPOUSES ALVIN T. LUGATIMAN AND LUDIVINA A. TAN-LUGATIMAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-090

ALVIN T. LUGATIMAN AND LUDIVINA A. TAN-LUGATIMAN, Petitioners. X-------------------------------------------------------------------------/

the teachers. This axiom is always holds true they will never exist without us. In this light, the world salutes the teachers and recognize as one of the world’s living heroes of the 21st century. Henceforth, every September 5 to October 5 the world recognize as World Teacher’s Month and it ends on October 5 as culmination day all throughout the world. It is a one day activity in which community stakeholders have the opportunity to offer tribute and salutation to the unsung heroes of their own community. Indeed, teachers deserved to have this celebration and recognition for the enormous contributions to the community where they served and to the nation as well. The vacuum that educators felt is filled with joys and happiness that finally mentors are not neglected but given due merit and importance as one of the most valuable resources in the world. Republic of die Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES FRANKLIN B. GONZALES JR. AND JOCELIE O. TABADA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-094

FRANKLIN E. GONZALES JR. AND JOCELIE O. TABADA. Petitioners. x-------------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on February 25, 1999, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Zaide Law Office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2000 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2000 or for over thirteen (13) years now, they had never ben communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on February 25, 1999 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial bearing of this case on August 29, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligm once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 9th day of August, 2013.

Before das court is a verified Joint Petition for approval and registration of the divorce between herein spouses FRANKLIN B. GONZALES JR. and JOCELIE O. TABADA, and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, both Muslim converts and both residents of Iligan City, their marriage was performed under Civil rite on September 17, 1994 at Cogon, Cagayan de Oro City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court; That said marriage diet not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2006 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation, since their separation in the early part of 2006 or for over seven (7) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on September 17, 1994, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do with out marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed bat all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner, SO ORDERED. Iligan Cify5 Philippines, tins 15th day of August, 2013.

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

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

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Republic of die Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES SENEN MORING YAP AND HELEN GABITO CORBET-YAP,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-104

SENEN MORING YAP AND HELEN GABITO CORBET-YAP. Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------------------------------/

BFAR 10 to launch Municipal Fisherfolk Registration in CDO CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) 10 will set the Regional Launching of the nationwide implementation of the National Program for Municipal Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) on August 21-22, 2013 at the Pryce Plaza, Carmen Hill, this city. NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES NICK R. MADANGUIT AND ALMA A. MACABABBAB,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-103

NICK R. MADANGUIT AND ALMA A. MACABABBAD. Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------------/

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under a modernize jail management plan. He said the present provincial jail is overcrowded and the lot area has no more room for expansion. Jail officials in Davao City also arrived in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday to coordinate with jail officials here in the hunt of an inmate who escaped in Davao City last Saturday. Jailguard authorities said that Annalyn Macabalin of Barangay 35, Cagayan de Oro, who was jailed for robbery is now being hunted after bolting, together with another inmate, from from Davao City jail. is now the subject of a manhunt. Macabalin’s companion was already arrested in Davao City while Macabalin who was believed to be in Cagayan de Oro City remains at large. The two women escaped from their jail when they went out to throw garbage.

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of MODESTO DAGANI, who died intestate on August 5, 1999 at Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, consisting of: 1) A parcel of land situated at Mabini, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte, covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-9581containing an area of 7,554 square meters; and 2) A parcel of land situated at Poblacion, Municipality of Cabadbaran, Province of Agusan del Norte, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-3094, containing an area of 9,368 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE made and entered into by deceased Modesto Dagani’s legal and compulsory heirs, namely, Lelia M. Dagani, Evelyn D. Bustillo, Blas M. Dagani, Cecilia D. Nacario, Apolinario M. Dagani, Nila M. Dagani, Esteban M. Dagani and Virginia D. Ladaga, selling, conveying, and transferring by way of absolute sale unto vendee Marilou A. Ala, a portion of land covered by Original Certificate of Title No. P-9581 containing an area of 200 square meters only for and in consideration of P50,000.00, per Doc. No. 282; Page No. 57; Book No. III; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Jennifer Hazel A. Racaza, Notary Public with PTR No. 0073103/01-02-13 until December 31, 2013, Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte. MDN: Aug. 13, 20 &27, 2013

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

The program is aimed at collating information as benchmark for national database of fisherfolk from the municipalities. A press conference with the local media partners in the region will be conducted ahead of the orientation and training proper on FRS.

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES CRISTTNA T. MARQUINA AND VICTORIANO M. MICULOB, JR.,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-102

CRISTINA T. MARQUINA AND VICTORIANO M. MICULOB, JR. Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

ORDER

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on February 7, 1995, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam wore registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Nazareth. Cagayan de Oro City and Agusan Canyon, Camp Phillips, Bukidnon, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2003 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2003 or for over ten (10) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek Judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on February 7, 1995 so that they will have tree hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on August 11, 2006, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Dompales St., Pines, Oroquieta City and Mahayahay, Iligan City, respectively, c/o Subejano and Ditucalan Law Office, B&B Building, Mahayahay, Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2008 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2008 or for over five (5) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on August 11, 2006 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on October 28, 2003, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Kiwalan, Iligan City and Purok 13, Doña Maria Subdivision, Tipanoy, Iligan City, respectively, c/o Subejano and Ditucalan Law Office, B & B Building, Mahayahay, Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2004 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2004 or for over nine (9) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on October 28, 2003 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

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

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

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

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

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

IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-107 APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES CHRISTIAN O. NAVARRO AND RAFAELIZA J. IMPERIAL-NAVARRO,

IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES CHRISTIAN O. NAVARRO AND RAFAELIZA J. IMPERIAL-NAVARRO,

CHRISTIAN O. NAVARRO AND RAFAELIZA J. IMPERIAL-NAVARRO, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------/

CHRISTIAN O. NAVARRO AND RAFAELIZA J. IMPERIAL-NAVARRO, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------------/

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-107

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES RAUL GOMOS QUIDLAT AND DIVINA SANTIA GREGORE-QUIDLAT,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-105

RAUL GOMOS QUIDLAT AND DIVINA SANTIA GREGORE-QUIDLAT, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

ORDER

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on December 25, 1997, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of diem can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Camague, Iligan City and Scions Subdivision, Tomas Cabili, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2004 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2004 or for over seven (7) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on December 25, 1997 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on December 25, 1997, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Camague, Iligan City and Scions Subdivision, Tomas Cabili, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2004 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2004 or for over seven (7) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on December 25, 1997 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 6, 1989, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Tibanga, Iligan City and Capiz City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 1993 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 1993 or for over twenty (20) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on July 6, 1989 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on September 2, 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 newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of August, 2013.

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

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

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

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§ City Administrator says that they always act on payrolls quickly § Delay in the turnover of City Treasurer could be the culprit

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CITY Administrator Roy Raagas on Monday assured the City Council that the up to date payment of salaries and wages of the employees in the City Hall was the priority of the city government. Raagas made the assurance when questioned by members of both the majority and minority members of the City Council on the delay of City Hall employees for the period Aug. 1 to 15, 2013. City hall workers told

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hell is a real place. That’s like saying you believe there is light but no darkness, that there is right but no wrong. Common sense tells you that doesn’t make any sense! Just saying a place is not real doesn’t make it true. It’s like saying the North Pole is not real just because we don’t think so. The fact is Jesus Christ talked about hell much more than he did heaven. He said hell is a real place that’s full of the worst pain and endless suffering for everyone who rejects His good life by choosing to live their own way instead of the true way He created us to enjoy. Jesus repeatedly explained that the reason He came to give His innocent life was to pay the penalty for all our sins. God the Son came to save us from suffering in hell forever, even though it cost Him His own divine life. You see, we can’t say we believe Jesus Christ spoke the truth about some things, but that He lied about other things like hell. He can’t be God and be a liar too. Remember, since God is perfectly good and pure, it’s simply not possible for Him to live together with any kind of wrong or evil. Otherwise, He wouldn’t be God! Just like light and darkness cannot be in the same place together. But if we want God to leave us alone, He will. After all, He’s the One Who gave us our freedom to choose in the first place. He will never force us to

MINDANAO DAILY NEWS on Monday that their salaries for the period Aug. 1 to 15, 2013 were already reflected when they checked their Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards. Employees at the City Hall complained last Friday of the non-payment of their salaries as scheduled which they described as “unusual” and happened for the first time. The City Council has invited lawyer Roy Raagas to attend the City Council’s regular session on Monday to explain the delay. Raagas has a hand in

the reported delay in the payment of the salaries and wages of City Hall employees. Raagas told the City Council that his office always acts with dispatch once payrolls, vouchers, and checks for signature arrived at the city administrator’s office. “I have instructed my staff to immediately act on payrolls, vouchers, and checks for my signature in order to avoid delay,” Raagas said. He said that he had no idea of the delay of the salaries and wages for the

period Aug. 1 – 15 but presumed that the delay could have taken place with the delay in the submission of documents by the assigned liaison officers. Raagas also told the august body that the delay in the release of the salaries and wages was due to the impending turnover of the new City Treasurer. S ources at the City Council told MDN that the City Council did not confirm the appointment of the new City Treasurer since for lack of requirements. The City Council also

interpellated the newly appointed budget officer and the city accountant for the delay of the salaries and wages. The budget officer and the city accountant appointed by Mayor Oscar Moreno to compose the City’s Finance Committee also need the confirmation of the City Council. Both the budget officer and the city accountant, however, assured the City Council that they will fast track the release of necessary funds for the City Council if all requirements are duly met.

love Him and live the way He created us to enjoy. Jesus said that even though our body dies, our soul will live forever—either in heaven or in hell. So it’s up to us to choose whether we want Jesus’ gift of forgiveness and way of living, or our own way. Heaven or hell. But you’re the only one who can send yourself to hell, because God’s already done everything He possibly can so you don’t go there. The choice and risk is yours. Just Think a Minute.

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On the other hand, should Liquigaz go to Isla, the latter will end up with 48-percent market share, he said. “Either way, only two big players will be left in the LPG market, and this is detrimental to consumers,” Ty said. Liquigaz has an import terminal in Mariveles, Bataan, where the company has one of the world’s largest mounded LPG storage facility of its kind, with a capacity to hold 12,000 metric tons -- enough to fill up more than one million 11-kilogram cylinders. Liquigaz has been a major supplier to independent refillers, including those grouped under LPG-MA, Ty said. In a Philippine Stock Exchange disclosure, Petron general counsel Joel Angelo Cruz said: “The company confirms that it is participating in the proposed acquisition of the LPG operations of Liquigaz, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHV Energy of the Netherlands in the Philippines.” “The appropriate disclosure will be made by the company in the event a definitive agreement is concluded by it in respect of such proposed acquisition,” Cruz added. After acquiring the cooking gas business of Chevron Philippines Inc. (formerly Caltex Philippines Inc.) in 2007, Petron now controls 43 percent of the nation’s LPG market, ahead of Liquigaz’s 31-percent share, according to Department of Energy records. With 17-percent market

share, Isla acquired the LPG business of Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. in 2011, and renamed the Shellane brand to Solane.

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and uphold the right to health, and especially the right to life of our people. He cited the state policy, as declared in Article 2, Section 15 of the Constitution, to protect and promote the right to health of the people. Stem Cell Therapy (the “Procedure”) is a type of intervention strategy that introduces adult stem cells into damaged tissues to be able to treat a disease or injury. The Procedure has been proven beneficial in some medical conditions such as cancers of the blood and bone marrow, but is considered highly experimental in the treatment of other diseases, Pimentel noted in his resolution. Stem cell procedure became controversial after it was reported by the media that three government officials allegedly died after going through the Procedure and another government official filed charges against a German doctor for his

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(LPG-MA) in Congress. SHV Energy, which operates in 27 countries, has already set into motion the auction of the LPG operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Liquigaz Philippines Corp., according to Ty, also House energy committee member. Liquigaz supplies 31 percent of cooking gas demand in the Philippines, and last reported P14.34 billion in gross revenues in 2011, Ty said. “Based on information we’ve obtained, seven firms participated in the first round of the bidding (for Liquigaz’s LPG operations), where Petron Corp. supposedly made the best offer of $60 million, or about P2.6 billion,” Ty said. By all accounts, Ty said two other bidders -- Isla LPG Corp. and Petronas -- then proceeded to match Petron’s best offer. Isla is a joint-venture between the Delgado family and Itochu Corp. of Japan, while Petronas is Malaysia’s national oil company. “Regardless of the winning bidder, the deal means that the second-largest LPG supplier will be taken out of the market. And the withdrawal of a big competitor is never good for consumers,” Ty pointed out. On one hand, should Petron acquire Liquigaz, the oil refiner controlled by San Miguel Corp. will instantly enlarge its LPG market share to 74 percent, Ty said.

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11th-12th place, tying with Region V, following the region’s two consecutive years of high growth in its gross regional domestic product based on the 2012 first semester official provincial poverty statistics report of the National Statistical Coordination Board released April this year, he said. Pagaran said however that Caraga has a lot more to do. “We should aim to be at the top five regions in the country,” he said. In 2010 and 2011 the region’s gross regional domestic product registered at 8.5 percent, and on 2011 to 2012 a 10.6 percent. The total GRDP of Caraga at present, according to him, is P122.4 billion pesos. When Caraga first became a region, according to him, Caraga’s GRDP was at about P34 billion pesos in 1995. But according to him, Caraga Region has a P200 billion-peso GRDP potential. philippine news agency

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Biblical reflection

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Sanctify your marriage life

Special Gospel of the day:Mark10:112(August20, 2013-Monday)Mark 10:1-12- And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away [his] wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put [her] away: This is the mentality of some Pharisees that divorce was acceptable to their times and you know what, this is the mentality of many people especially in foreign countries that “divorce is a law already.”Remember, “Matrimony” is one of the 7 sacraments and during the wedding ritual, God himself is the one who bind and join the couple and the priest, sponsors and the people are only witnesses. This means that “marriage life is a very sacred commitment” of both hush band and wife and no can separate. In fact, Jesus proves it in our gospel for today. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the “hardness of your heart” he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Take note, civil marriage is not a divine union and in fact, they are encouraged to “receive the holy matrimony.” Deuteronomy 23:2-A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. So therefore, sanctify your marriage life and for those who are in live in, I advice you to marry in the church: SPONSORED:Neneth Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request


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NOMINEES to the 2013 MINDANAO BUSINESS LEADERS AWARDS: Gothong Southern Shipping Lines Inc.

is a shipping and cargo line based in Cebu City. The company was established by Bob Gothong in 2003 and is different from the original Carlos A. Gothong Lines Inc. Gothong Southern provides freight forwarding in the country. Being in the logistics industry, the company also provides specialized services for container and chassis repairs, offering integrated port services and shipping line activities. The company operates from out of six main hubs in Luzon, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Southern Mindanao.

Nestlé is featured as one of the forerunners in implementing sustainable environmental initiatives in the country in a book recently published by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The book entitled “Climate Change Adaption– Best Practices in the Philippines” is a collection of outstanding efforts from top companies as well as efforts from local government units and NGOs. Nestlé Philippines is featured for its projects in water conservation, efficiency, and treatment. Among the initiatives noted in the book are rainwater harvesting, reusing of water, and waterless urinals. Another highlighted Nestlé initiative is the installation of wastewater treatment plants in all factories that ensure that the quality of effluent water going out to natural water ways is clean. Nestlé does not limit its environmental responsibilities to the internal operations of the Company, but extends this to its external stakeholders. In fulfilling this, projects such as Greening the Supply Chain and Project WET have been launched to share environmental best practices and influence local communities to adopt a proactive stance in taking care of the environment.

CAGAYAN DE ORO OIL CO., INC.

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SM SUPER MALLS SM City Cagayan de Oro is a large shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings, the largest mall operator in the Philippines. It is the 2nd SM Supermall located in Mindanao island after SM City Davao and the first SM Supermall in Northern Mindanao area. The mall is located at Fr. Masterson Avenue Cor. Gran Via St., Pueblo de Oro Township, Uptown Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental.[1] It opened on November 2002 with a total floor area of 87,837 m2 on a 5.2 hectares land. The mall opened in November 15, 2002 with a 87,837 m2 area offering more shopping and dining options. It also has a 30,000m2 car park building. The mall consists of a rectangle-shaped building and an outdoor and indoor parking. The mall features anchors like SM Department Store, SM Supermarket and SM Cinemas. The mall has undergone a major renovation which was finished by first quarter of 2012.


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