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AVAO City––The New People’s Army (NPA) on Monday accused government soldiers as behind the execution of a motorcycle taxi driver earlier accused by the military as a member of the communist rebel group in Davao del Norte province.

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By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City-A councilor on Monday criticized what appeared to be mishandling of the city organizing a TACTICAL INSPECTION. SM Supermalls’ Senior Vice President for Engineering government’s provincial Philippine Basand Security Affairs Antolin V. Paule leads the 8th joint tactical inspection of security and maintenance personnel at SM City Cagayan de Oro last June 6, 2014. Photo supplied ketball Association (PBA)

game here over the weekend. Speaking during their weekly session, Councilor Leon Gan said that the city government and their coorganizer, the Xavier See games, page 11

Court takes custody of mining equipment By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Several heavy equipment of a mining company that operated in Barangay Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City, have been placed under court custody following a case filed by the plaintiffs for “Unlawful Detainer with Damages.” The equipment belonging to the defendants consist of four payloaders, three backhoes, two dumptrucks, two mini dumptrucks and a six-wheeler truck. A multicab, motorcycle and various accessories were also included. UNDER COURT’S CUSTODY. A Chinese man who was left by his companions stands among the heavy Court sherif Arturo Padinit said they served on Mon- equipment and other mining gear at Barangay Dansolihon in Cagayan de Oro City. A case has been filed in court day the write of attachment issued by Judge Eleuteria by two associations claiming that the mining company owes them P15,000,000. The court on May 29 issued a writ See mining, page 11

of attachment to take custody of the equipment and gears. Photos by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

Draft Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress by July 28 COTABATO City––Exactly seven weeks to the day it received the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law from the Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC), Malacanang is still conducting what a joint statement from Malacanang and the BTC describes as a “thorough, extensive and comprehensive review” of the draft that will be submitted to Congress seven weeks from now, when it resumes sessions on July 28.

By Carolyn O. Arguillas of MindaNews

As of June 10, there are only 751 days left to June 30, 2016. “We acknowledge the urgency behind the immediate passage of the BBL. However, we also recognize that a thorough, extensive and comprehensive review of the draft law’s numerous provisions is a necessary part of the process to ensure that these are consis-

tent with what the parties agreed upon in the 17 years of peace negotiation,” the seven-paragraph joint statement issued Tuesday (June 10) by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and BTC chair Mohagher Iqbal, said. The statement, e-mailed to media outlets by the me-

Emano surprises village folks in Opol

Limonda, a farming village in Opol, Misamis Oriental, had a shock of their lives MISAMIS Oriental––The following the sudden apfarmers and residents of pearance of a top provincial the tribal community of See EMANO, page 11 By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

dia bureau of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) at 1:10 p.m. on June 10 noted that efforts “have already been made to coordinate with the Senate and House leadership to ensure that the draft BBL is submitted to Congress when sessions resume in July.” By IRENE ANIBONG and DODO CANOY, Contributors Congress goes on sine die adjournment on June 11 SECOND district Rep. Ju- for the four big infrastrucand will resume sessions on liette Uy spearheaded the ture projects that started July 28, with the President groundbreaking of the four from the city of El Salvador See ground, page 11 See draft, page 11 big infrastructure projects

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Probe on illegal PBA ‘fund raising’ in C. de Oro pushed By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council has decried the illegal fund raising allegedly undertaken by some city hall officials in the sponsorship of the PBA basketball tournament here last Sunday. The Meralco Power team and the San Miguel Beermen saw action during the basketball fracas – one of the series of the “Governor’s Cup” sanctioned by the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) – in a crammed sports center owned by a downtown university here last Sunday. The “Batch 90” class of a local university here reportedly sponsored the PBA game, but the some city hall personnel reportedly solicited an “undetermined” amount of money from local businessmen for the holding of the tournament. During the city council’s regular session last Monday, City Councilor Prexy Elipe exposed the alleged solicitation employed with some city hall employees to raise a “huge” amount of money for the PBA game here. An informant said that the PBA officials allegedly demanded a P 1 million cash “game-rights” to be able to hold the PBA game here. “The City Council wants

to find out the identity of the city hall workers who went out to solicit money from among the local businessmen here,” Elipe said during his privilege speech. He said that any form of solicitation is “illegal” and violates the anti-graft law under Republic Act No. 6713 also known as the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standard for Public Officials and Employees. Part of Section 7, letter “d” of the act provides that public officials and employees shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift…., or anything of monetary value from any person in the course of their official duties, or any transaction which may be affected by the function of their office. Elipe wants to know who ordered the solicitation and where the solicited money goes. “If the PBA was sponsored, who gets the money,” the city councilor asked. City Councilor Ramon Tabor, the Majority Floor leader of the city council here, has expressed the support to investigate the alleged PBA mess. The PBA issue has gone out of proportion after local basketball patrons complained that they were denied entrance since the gymnasium was already overcrowded. [See sidebar

GROUND BREAKING. Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette Uy spearheads the groundbreaking of the 3.56 kilometers road concreting project and the construction of Rotunda leading to Laguindingan airport. The project cost the government P233 million. Joining Rep. Uy is Laguindingan town councilor Artemio Dalondonan (left) and Laguindingan Vice Mayor Diosdado “Dadoy” Obsioma. Photos by Dodo Canoy story] The complainants alleged that the majority of those who watched the PBA games were city hall employees with complimentary tickets. “All personnel of a department at the City Hall who watched the PBA game

has complimentary tickets,” the report said. A city hall official reportedly seized some tickets when the holder attempted to ask for a refund for the tickets were allegedly “faked.” An official of a ticket

outlet decried the action, taken by the city hall official, saying that the tickets sold at their outlets were properly accounted by the sponsoring group. The PBA tickets were sold at P 1,000.00, P 600.00 and P 300.00 each. Even the administra-

tion City Councilor Candy Darimbang also want the city hall workers identified and be made accountable. “The incident has put the city’s image in the bad light. Those responsible should be held answerable and be penalized, if necessary,” Darimbang added.

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According to Officer In Charge Janith C. Aves of the Philippine Statistics Authority –National Statistics Office (PSA-NSO) Misamis Oriental, the unemployment rate in Northern Mindanao stood at 7 percent based on the results of the 2014 January Labor Force Survey. This is higher compared to the previous year’s result of 5.6 percent. The region’s unemployment rate is however lower compared to the national figure which placed at 7.5 percent. Among the regions, the NCR continued to have the highest unemployment rate. The estimate for January 2014 is 11.2 percent while it was 9.5 percent for January 2013. Among the unemployed persons in Northern Mindanao in January 2014, 58.6 percent were males. The unemployed include all persons who are 15 years old and over as of their last birthday and are reported as: … without work, i.e. had no job or business during the basic survey reference period; and … currently available for work, i.e. were See jobless, page 11

MORESCO I AGMA. VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ attended the 2014 Annual General Membership Assembly (AGMA) of Misamis Oriental I Rural Electric Service Cooperative, Inc. (MORESCO I) in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. In his message, Vice Governor Pelaez emphasized that the Members of the Board should carefully study the Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) of the electric cooperative since this will be passed on to the bill of each member-consumer. He also told the assembly that the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is now closely monitoring the petitions for price adjustments and resets of the electric power distributors of Misamis Oriental.

Government troops, BIFF clash anew in Maguindanao COTABATO City––Four rebels were killed and several others were wounded as fighting erupted anew in Maguindanao between government troops and members of a breakaway Moro rebel group, the military said. Col. Dickson Hermoso, spokesperson of the 6th Infantry Division said the encounter occurred in Barangay Libutan, Mamasapano town from 5:407:30 a.m. Tuesday between the

Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIFF) and 45th Infantry Battalion. Hermoso said the encounter also led to the arrest of four suspected BIFF members. Lt. Col. Donald Hongitan, commander of the 45IB, and Col. Gener del Rosario of the 1st Mechanized Brigade led pursuit operations against the BIFF under Commander Bongos. Bongos reportedly staged

the ambush last June 6 using an improvised explosive device that killed a soldier and wounded three others. The soldiers were aboard a KM450 truck in barangay Maitumaig, Datu Unsay Ampatuan town when the ambush occurred. Hermoso said that in Tuesday’s clash government troops recovered an HM 50 cal. Barret Sniper rifle, a 60mm mortar

tube with base plate and bipod, several IEDs, and a Toyota Grandia van which was believed to be stolen. The BIFF broke away from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) over disagreements on the peace negotiation with the Philippine government. The government and MILF signed on March 27 this year the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro that would

replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao by 2016. The agreement needs a law passed by Congress. In a joint statement Tuesday, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa and Bangsamoro Transition Commission chair Mohagher Iqbal said the draft of the law will be submitted to Congress when it resumes sessions on July 28. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/ MindaNews)


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Agusan mayor denies link to gunrunning of AK-47s to NPA By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

ROSARIO, Agusan del Sur—The mayor of this town has denied any links to the reported gunrunning of AK-47 assault rifles to the New Peoples Army claiming that unscrupulous persons used fake documents to drag the name of his mining company to license and sale the high-powered firearms. Mayor Jose Cuyos, who owns JTC Mining Company operating in many mining areas here, said it was clear that some syndicates with bogus documents used his

company as a front to legitimize the trafficking of the cache of high-powered firearms to be sold to the NPA. Cuyos said he discovered this alleged syndicated activities five months ago when he personally went to the Philippine National Police national headquarters in Camp Crame to clear his name and found out that a certain Manuel Quijon used JTC with fake Securities and Exchange Commission registration to process the licensing and purchase of AK-47 assault weapons. “How can we do that when

JTC is not authorized to buy such large number of firearms?” Cuyos told the Mindanao Daily News in an interview. He added the certain Quijon who claims to be the president of JTC Minerals and Mining Company with residence in neighboring San Francisco town is even fictitious. The mayor clarified his deal with businessman Isidro Lozada, operator of Caraga Security Agency in Butuan City, was strictly an agreement to provide his company with some 30 security guards armed with AK-47s and M-16 Armalite rifles.

“I met him before only two times during the times when the agreement for security services was being worked out and approved,” Cuyos said. “ We did not have any agreement whatsoever that I will buy firearms from him,” he added. Lozada is now in hot water after newly-installed PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Director Benjamin Magalon tagged him in facilitating the sale and licensing of firearms using mining companies in Caraga as front in applying for the import permits and licenses for the

firearms but were actually sold at least 1,004 AK-47s to the NPA. Magalong said Lozada was able to import AK-47s and register them with the Firearms and Explosives Office of the PNP from 2011 to 2013. The CIDG chief said Lozada bought the firearms from licensed gun importer Twin Pines Inc. then sold the assault rifles to communist rebels over the twoyear period. During the investigation, Magalong said Lozada admitted that he sold assault rifles to communist rebels for P52,000 each.

Solon lauds day care workers, calls them ‘unnamed heroes’

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BUTUAN City––Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun paid tribute to day care workers during the Caraga Regional Day Care Workers’ summit held at the Caraga State University (CSU) Gymnasium in commemoration of the National Day Care Workers Week.

In a message read by Mr. Manuelito Suan, Head of Fortun’s District Constituency Office here, the Butuan City and Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte solon lauded the contribution of day care workers “who have painstakingly provided substitute parental care and early childhood education to children 2-4 years old inside government-operated Day Care centers nation-

wide.” The young lawmaker s ai d t h at “to d ay, m ore than ever, as our country is witnessing the impeccable importance of values formation even in the early years to the children, issues of corruption, malpractices and what not, may have tainted early the minds of our youth. I call upon you, as front-liners in molding our children, to always in-

culcate into the minds of our young children two things: rectitude and values.” Fortun added that “the story of every day care worker is a story of compassion and concern for others, even in times of daunting opposition. Today, as we commemorate National Day Care Workers Week, we pay homage and recognition to every little contribution in the delivery of quality early

childhood education and development. I’d like to commend every member of the Caraga Regional Day Care Workers’ Foundation.” Fortun told the workers, “You have not only brought compassion and service to the forefront of the communities you have been servicing, but more importantly, you have brought in a light of hope, inspiration and new beginnings. In finding

our national devotion, let us continue to feel with our people, let us continue to spread light and love to the poor and vulnerable sectors of our community, especially our children.” He encouraged them to “Continue to be a symbol not only of “matuwid na daan” but also of “maliwanag na daan” as your luminance is the beacon of hope and inspiration.”


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TUBOD, Lanao del Norte – More than 26 Muslim clerics attended the three-day training on Post Marriage C ounseling (PMC) and PMC Supplemental Guide for Muslims held at MCC Hotel, Tubod, this province. The workshop was organized by the provincial government through its Provincial Population Office (PPO) in cooperation with the Com-

mission on Population, Region 10. Topics of the workshop include Planning and Building a Family in Islam, Responsible Parenthood, Planning the Family, Maternal Health in Islam, Child Birth, Sex Education in Islam, Marriage and Relationships among Muslim Filipinos, and Rights and Obligations between Spouses. “We are very grateful to Governor Khalid Di-

maporo for allowing us to conduct this training for our Muslim religious leaders. They will be our vital partners in helping create healthier families and more responsible parents here in the province,” expressed Provincial Population Officer Ananette Daniel. Attorney Mac Dibaratun was tapped by PPO as the resource speaker on the PMC Supplemental Guide for Muslims.

The training is also a project of the Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point System (GFPS) of L anao del Norte implemented under the ‘Kabarangayan Sigurado’ program of Governor Dimaporo. “This is the first rollout of this type of training here in Region 10 and most probably the entire island of Mindanao,” Daniel said. (VNL/ PIO-LDN/PIA-10 LDN)

Ways to Effective Leadership By Hideliza T. Mercado School-in-Charge Panampawan Elementary School Claveria District II

Every successful community, institution or a simple group is a result of a good governance. It is true that in order for a group of people to be successful, a leader must exist. Leadership is a social influence that encourage people to be active in accomplishing a task, simple or comprehensive. Becoming a leader takes a lot of courage and skills especially in influencing others, and in order to be influential, he must be effective. In order to exercise a good and effective leadership, a person should be open in adopting skills in order to be effective. This is an important thing in all types of organization. In Department of Education, for example, to implement programs in ways that these are planned and organized,

a person should stand up in order to lead the implementation. In a book authored by an American educator Steven R. Covey, he enumerated seven habits that an aspiring leader should possessed in order to be effective. First is to be proactive or the ability to control a situation through making things happen or preparing for possible future problems. Goal setting is also a way to be proactive. This is a process of turning one’s vision or plan into real action. It is focused on acquisition of knowledge and helps in organizing time and resources. Example is the DepEd’s OPLAN Balik Eskwela. This aims to address common concerns encountered during school opening and assure that students are properly

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enrolled and are able to attend school by the first day of classes. This is a DepEd leader’s step one in order to prevent long term problems that might pop up in the later time. Beginning with end in mind is also a habit that one should have. This is through envisioning a mission and vision. Best way for this is to set mission and vision statements that serve as a guide and a direction for an organization. Putting first things first is also another habit of highly effective person. Time management is a key to this habit. In addition also is through setting priorities. This could be done through doing the things that should be done first before the other. One should also understand, before seeking to be understood. This is done through active listening and understanding the experiences of others. In this way, it is not hard

This compliance with R.A. Act No. 10172 a notice is hereby served to the public that JUDY V. EPE-PARTOSA has filed this Office a petition for Change of child’s sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the birth certificate of JUDY V. EPE who was born on September 21, 1971 at Punta Piape, Padada, Davao from spouses Manuel M. Epe and Saturnina L. Vivas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office. (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL L. NARCA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: June 11 & 18, 2014

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Publication Notice R.A.10172

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Cotabato City/Municipality: Makilala

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: June 09, 2014 CCE-Q018-2014/RA. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: June 09, 2014 CCE-0019-2014/RA.10172

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular- No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that NEDIE M. MANOS has filed with this office, a correction of Entry in SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” and the Change of first name from “NIC0MEDES” to “NEDIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of NEDIE M. MANOS at Makilala, Cotabato and whose parents are BERNABE MALIG-ON and RUFINA TABILO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 30, 2014.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular- No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR or R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that MARFE V. NOQUIAO has filed with this office, a correction of Entry in SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE”; the mother’s first name from “MARILYN” to “MARYLYN” and parents date of Marriage from “MAY 27,1988” to “MAY 21,1988” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARFE V. NOQUIAO at Makilala, Cotabato and whose parents are FELIX OTID NOQUIAO and MARYLYN FERNANDEZ VILLANUEVA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 30, 2014.

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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur - The Office of the Civil Defense in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OCD-ARMM) is conducting a two-day summit on disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) for local chief executives (LCEs) of the province. The two-day summit kicked-off this morning at the Provincial Capitol Social Hall and will conclude Wednesday, June 11. OCD-ARMM Director and Regional DRRM Council Executive Director Manuel Luis Ochotorena said the summit aims to provide a venue for consultation on the major challenges and gaps in the implementation of DRRM system among local governments in the ARMM. “ARMM has long struggle with problems on poverty, and poor places are considered the most vulnerable to disasters. We should not forget that ARMM is unique because we are not only affected by natural disasters but also with man-made disaster,” he said. Ochotorena said the summit will highlight the roles and responsibilities of LCEs

to enhance their capacities on DRRM system to establish more resilient communities amid imminent threats of disaster due to climate change and those that are man-made. Also, the implementation of the Memorandum Circular on the allocation and utilization of Local DRRM fund will be discussed in the summit. Lectures on earthquake and its hazard, Project NOAH, weather causing phenomena affecting the country, and climate change adaptation will also be presented in the summit. The first day of the summit will be highlighted by the signing of declaration on the strengthened commitment on DRRM system among local government units (LGUs). Workshops on reporting of actions regarding declaration of commitments to DRRM provincial level and 2015 DRRM plan and budget preparation will further be conducted during the second day of the summit. There will also be sharing on the lessons learned from past disasters as well as of DRRM best practices and challenges. (APB/PIA-10)

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In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 20134 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that IMY O. PARAISO has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “JAIME” to “IMY” and connection of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of JAIME OLEFERNES PARAISO at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Venerando Pantonial Paraiso and Evelyn B. Olefernes. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 25, 2014.

for an aspiring leader to catch the ears of people. Think win-win and synergize are the fifth and sixth habit. The first is referred as win-win negotiation or the fair compromise. This aims to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties, and leaves both parties feeling that they have won. Synergizing, on the other hand, is through working together to produce best results. Sharpening the saw is the seventh habit, and this is through evaluating the direction where a person himself is going and seeing to it that he is progressing. Through time, more skills will be adopted and habits will be embodied. In these, a person will be more effective, as a leader and a person, at large. Being an effective leader is a tough job. It requires change and improvement inside and outside part of a person.

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RAForm No. 10.1 ( MCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur Municipality of Santa Cruz -0O0OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that MAYCHEL MADILO MATON has filed with this Office, a petition for correction, of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAYCHEL MATON at Santa Cruz, Davao del Sur and whose parents are MATEO MATON and CARMEN MADILO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 30th day of June 2014. (Sgd.) MARIO M. TIZON Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: June 11 & 18, 2014


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Jesse E.L. Bacon II THERE are many amongst this country’s citizens who, perhaps out of frustration at the slow turn of the wheels of justice, want the immediate prosecution and eventual jailing of all those accused of being involved in the congressional pork scam. But we should all be reminded that due process, a fundamental right that

the state is mandated to at all times uphold, calls for a painstaking effort at collating evidence, testimonial and documentary, to back up charges against any person. This is the reason for the slow turn of the wheels of justice. When it was exposed that three senators and some oth-

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er individuals were linked to the pork scam allegedly engineered by Janet Lim Napoles, everyone was crying for the head of the three and their cohorts. But the case build-up takes time so much so that the documentary evidence and the written testimonies of witnesses amounted to volumes and volumes of paper. The government, the Department of Justice specifically, was criticized for the slow pace of its investigation on the matter. When complaints were finally filed before the Office of the Ombudsman, it was the turn of the Ombudsman to be

subjected to criticisms for its inability to immediately resolve the cases and had them filed with the Sandiganbayan. Friday, last week, the accused senators and their coaccused in the first batch of charges were finally indicted by the Ombudsman before the Sandiganbayan. And the people are demanding for the immediate issuance of the warrants of arrests for all the indicted personalities. Of course, this clamor regarding the issuance of the warrants of arrests is expected. But we should not forget also that the law, See prune, page 11

Pork row: grand design to abolish Congress? LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?’…” (Genesis 41:38, the Holy Bible). -oooBONG’S SPEECH A ROUSING PR SUCCESS: The privilege cum farewell speech of Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. last Monday, June 09, 2014, was a rousing public relations coup, alright, notwithstanding the attempts of Malacanang to downplay its effect on projecting Revilla as an underdog among the greater number of poor Filipinos. That speech undeniably projected two things: first, that Sen. Revilla is being politically persecuted by the Aquino government even if he is innocent of the charges against him in connection with the P10 billion pork barrel scam, thus endearing himself to the masses all the more as an “underdog”, and, second, that President Aquino is actually a big failure as a chief executive. Whoever was behind that speech certainly knew his game, especially the game of protecting Bong from the pernicious trial by publicity that is being ferociously waged against

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio him now by forces which, obviously, do not want him, and his Lakas party, to win the presidency of this country in 2016, since a Revilla and Lakas victory would give rise to a government that will also mercilessly run after those in power now. -oooPROBLEMS PNOY HAD NOT FOCUSED ON: There is no mistaking about what Revilla thought about the pork charges against him, with the following parts of his speech, translated from Filipino: “Mr. President, I already said this before: my conscience is clear. Now that the cases against us have been filed, allow us to face our accusers in court. Let us allow the court to do its job, where we can defend ourselves.” On his assessment of the President’s discharge of his functions, Revilla said there are just too many problems of the country that President Aquino had not focused on, particularly the

basic needs and concerns of the Filipino people. He enumerated these needs and concerns that have not been sufficiently addressed: the lack of sufficient and satisfactory employment, which is causing widespread hunger and poverty; the lack of a sufficient and satisfactory help and assistance to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda; heightened criminality where the police must be mobilized to be more responsive. -oooPORK ROW: GRAND DESIGN TO ABOLISH CONGRESS? Revilla also called for the following: immediate rehabilitation of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport so that it could provide better service, and become an instrument of tourism promotion; better medical help especially in government hospitals, side by side with making medicine available to the sick; more appropriate response to the looming na-

tional crisis on power and energy lack. The senator also called for more aggressive efforts to address our countrymen’s basic needs such as education, social services, and food security. Then, he gave Aquino this advice: “Lead this country not with hatred but with love. Lead the country towards unity and not partisanship. Push our nation’s interest and agenda.” He then expressed the hope that the pork barrel scam is not a part of a grand design to discredit Congress as an institution and remove the people’s trust in it, and thereby pave the way for its abolition through an amendment of the Constitution. -oooREMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.


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indanao’s total trade last year clinched US$7.6 billion freight-on-board (FOB) receipts which registered a remarkable 15 percent increase despite the natural calamities that hit the island-region’s agricultural lands and production areas in the past two years. “ We a r e h a p p y t o announce that Mindanao’s trade performance remains bullish amid the natural calamities that beset the island-region from 2012 onwards,” said Luwalhati Antonino, chair of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). B a s e d o n t h e d at a gathered and processed by MinDA, the island-region secured US$6.612 FOB receipts in 2012. Antonino added that Mindanao suffered heavy losses from Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) which hit hardest several provinces of Caraga and Southern Mindanao in December of 2012. “ We a n t i c i p a t e d a downtrend in some of the region’s agricultural produce particularly banana and coconut because of the typhoon, but on the contrary, banana remained as our top dollar earner in 2013,” she said. FOB receipts for banana products reached US$0.911 billion last year, 45 percent higher than the US$0.6255 billion registered in 2012. Antonino however noted that there is a minor decline in coconut and palm kernel exports last year. From US$890.1 million in 2012, Mindanao’s coconut exports only registered US$773.8 million in 2013. The 13 percent shortfall is attributed to the number of coconut trees that were damaged by Typhoon Pablo especially in the province of Davao Oriental. The coconut industry accounted for 14.9 percent of Mindanao exports in 2013. “But our exports of nickel ores and concentrates significantly increased,” said Antonino, pointing out that in 2013, it recorded an

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employment and generate more income particularly in our agribusiness sectors, as we accelerate trading with our economic partners,” she added. Antonino also emphasized that in M i n d a n a o, e f f o r t s t o safeguard the economy from the changing climatic conditions are a priority agenda under the Mindanao 2020 Peace and Development Framework Plan, the island-region’s roadmap to long-term peace and development. “Climate change adaptation is a must since the island-region is the country’s front-runner in terms of agriculture-based exports,” she said. Antonino explained that to secure the future of Mindanao’s agri-industry, MinDA is also pursuing environment programs such as the MindaNOW! Nurturing Our Waters Program to rehabilitate the island-region’s denuded forest areas and lessen the impact of climate change to the island’s agriculture sector. In a related development, Antonino announced that her office is closely working with the Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, concerned gove r n m e nt age n c i e s , and lo cal government units in efforts to identify areas suitable for cacao production in the islandregion. “Chocolate is a multi-

billion dollar business, and we want Mindanao take a sizeable bite in this growing industry,” she said. Antonino also added that Mindanao’s organic products that include black, red, and brown rice of North Cotabato as well as the coco sugar of Davao del Sur and Misamis Oriental are currently penetrating markets abroad. “In the long-term, we’d like to see our organic products in the shelves of major grocery stores in the US and Europe. We are closely working with our trade attaches to firm up partnerships between our local investors and their counterparts overseas,” said added. Mindanao will be hosting this year’s largest sub-regional trade fair and business leaders’ conference that will gather more than 200 top buyers from the ASEAN, and about 700 key business representatives from the country as well as from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Dubbed as the 2nd BIMP-EAGA & IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference, the event will be held from October 23 to 26 at SM Lanang Premier’s SMX C onvention C enter in Davao City. “Mindanao is beefing up its efforts to do business with our counterparts across Asia, if not the entire world,” she said. (minda.gov.ph)

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that MICHELLE M. MANDALUCAY has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” and CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from “MICHAEL” to “MICHELLE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MICHAEL MABAO MANDALUCAY who was born on September 29, 1986 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JOSEFINO GALINADA MANDALUCAY and VIRGINIA MABAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 20, 2014.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that VICTORIA D. PADERNAL has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MELVIN DURENS PADERNAL who was born on Nov. 18, 1997 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROMEO SANTIAGO PADERNAL JR. and VICTORIA VASAYLAJE DURENS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 20, 2014.

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Coconut pests invade Basilan province B ASILAN PROVINCE – An invasive species of coconut scale have destroyed over 76,000 coconut trees in the province of Basilan and the level of infestation there has reached an alarming stage, officials said Monday.

The same infestation is also ravaging the provinces of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon – all in Luzon Island and officials were trying to determine how the insects (Aspidiotus Rigidus) managed to find its way to Basilan, one of five provinces under the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE WITH SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CELESTINO LABIANO, the registered owner of a parcel of land described in Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-194380, with an area of 8,901 square meters and located at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; That said parcel of land is more particularly described as follows: TCT NO. 194380 “A PARCEL OF LAND, known as Lot 5915, Cad-237, Case 4, situated Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of EIGHT THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED ONE (8,901) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE WITH SALE, made and entered into by and among: BENJAMIN LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, married to Julita E. Labiano, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; ELICARDE LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, married to Emilia T. Labiano, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; REBECCA L. TABUELOG, of legal age, Filipino, married to Celerino G. Tabuelog, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; BEBIANA L. QUILAB, of legal age, Filipino, married to Francisco Quilab, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; MAMERTA L. PACTAIN, of legal age, Filipino, married to Cricencio Pactain, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; NORMA LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. That the heirs have sold portions of said parcel of land to the following; To MARIA EUTILA S. HIRST, EUPELA S. FRY, and EUSILA S. WARRIOR, all of legal age, Filipino Citizens, all married, with residence and postal address at Cagayan de Oro City, before Notary Public Waldo G. Rebolos, under Doc. No. 34, Page No. 7, Book No. XIV and Series of 2010; described as: Lot No. 5915-D, Area – 137 sq.m. To MERILENE D. AMPIT, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married to Nilo L. Ampit, and with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City before Notary Public Samuel B. Arnado, under Doc. No. 490, Page No. 099, Book No. XXIII and Series of 2010; described as: Lot No. 5915-M, Area – 429 sq.m. That the heirs, for and in consideration of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), hereby SELL, CONVEY, and TRANSFER and WAIVE their rights and claims, whatsoever, a portion of the said parcel of land in favour of BERNADETTE P. SAGRADO, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married to Buenaventura E. Sagrado, with residence and postal address at Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, described as: Lot No. 5915-T, Area – 1,200 sq.m. That the heirs, for and in consideration of SEVENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P70,000.00), hereby SELL, CONVEY, and TRANSFER and WAIVE their rights and claims, whatsoever, a portion of the said parcel of land in favor of ELEONOR B. MACOTE, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City; described as: Lot No. 5915-E, Area – 100 sq.m. As per Doc. No. 190; Page No. 38; Book No. 85; Series of 2011; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: MAY 28, JUNE 4 & 11, 2014

“We still don’t know how these invasive insects which are similar to those now destroying coconut plantations in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Rizal find its way in Basilan. We are investigating this now, but at the moment our hands are full in trying to control the infestation in Basilan, particularly in Isabela City and it is very alarming now,” Efren Carba, the provincial coconut development manager, told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. He said more than 76,000 coconut trees in different plantations in 16 out 33 villages in Isabela City are infected with the pests. Copra and rubber are the two main industries in Basilan, just several miles off Zamboanga City. But Carba said the infestation of the coconut scale is at the moment within Basilan and there were no reports of similar problems in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces, and also Zamboanga Sibugay, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga del Norte, all in western Mindanao. He said pests attack the leaves and fruits of coconut trees and there were reports that mangoes, bananas ang other fruit trees are also at risk of infestation in Basilan. He said there were other species of coconut scale in Basilan, but not the same

A coconut plantation in Basilan province.

species bow wrecking havoc to coconut plantations in the province and in Luzon. “Right now, we are trying to control the infestation and are using both chemical and biological agents to fight off or exterminate the coconut scale. We also launched a massive information drive to help local farmers and the City of Isabela learn more about the coconut scale and how to control this,” Carba said. Carba said the life cycle of a coconut scale is 30-32 days with each insect can spawn up to 50 eggs in just one week. President Benigno Aquino has ordered the Philippine Coconut Authority

DEED OF ADJUDICATION OF OWNERSHIP KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: I, Romeo G. Cabahug, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Sagay, Camiguin by these presents, hereby declare and state: That Isabel Gambe was the buyer of a parcel of located at Claudio St. Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin executed by Silvestre Toralba in a public instrument of his One-Fourth (1/4) share of Lot 319 under T.D. No. 10447 which remains in the name of their father Vidal Toralba while the One-fourth (1/4) shares of his other sisters Simeona, Enriquita and Prima all surnamed Toralba were also separately sold to Isabel Gambe in a private instruments in the year 1954, copy of the instruments are attached of this document; That since then our Grandmother Isabel Gambe took possession of the subject property paid yearly taxes and appropriated the fruits thereof; That upon the death of Isabel Gambe her children inherited the said Lot 319 namely Alicia Gambe, Libertad Gambe and my mother Fraternidad Gambe-Cabahug the first two children having died without issue while our mother Fraternidad has seven (7) children; That our mother Fraternidad Gambe-Cabahug became the owner of said Lot 319 by virtue of sale and by operation of law by acquisitive prescription for having possessed the same peacefully for more than 30 years appropriating the fruits thereof, paying taxes and without any adverse claim by any person much less by the heirs of Vidal and/or Silvestre Toralba; That our grandmother Isabel Gambe having died and her children Alicia and Prima also died without issue our mother Fraternidad G. Cabahug solely inherited and succeeded the right of her deceased mother; That since said property is not partitioned among ourselves the 7 children of Fraternidad G. Cabahug the same should be tax declared in the name of the heirs of Fraternidad G. Cabahug to be commonly owned by us; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 23rd day of May 2014 at Mambajao, Camiguin.

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to which Carba works to identify areas infested by coconut scale and to establish measures to control and manage the spread of the pests. Under the order, the PCA would identify the infested areas and coordinate efforts in formulating appropriate emergency measures to treat infected coconut trees and host plants and these will include mechanical, chemical and biological measures, as well as quarantine measures to prevent the transport of infected coconut plants. The local governments will also help implement emergency control measures by contributing manpower resources. Local government officials will also help in the massive information dissemination campaign in their areas. Authorities have warned that failure to control the NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a parcel of land identified as Lot No. 662, C-1, Cad.363-D, covered by OCT No. P-13335, containing an area of 56,996 sq. mts. Located at Sitio Arfeles, Brgy. Mayana, Sagay, Camiguin. Is the subject of PARTITION AGREEMENT BY COOWNERS, in the following persons: 1. HEIRS OF FRATERNIDAD G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-A with 23,969 sq.m. 2. CRUCITAGILDACABAHUG-CUATICO, Lot No. 662-B with 5,428 sq.m. 3. VENUS CABAHUG-CHAVEZ, Lot No. 662-C with 4,549 sq.m. 4. J. ANTHONY C. CONFESOR, Lot No. 662-D with 4,549 sq.m. 5. ROSALINDA C. BELENO, Lot No. 662-E with 4,547 sq.m. 6. FRANCISCO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-F, with 4,560 sq.m. 7. ROMEO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-G, with 4,675 sq.m. (w/ right of way) and 8. ERNESTO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-H with 4,717 sq.m. executed under the notarial registry of ATTY. SOCRATES G. MARANAN, per Doc. No. 457; Page No. 92; Book No. XXXVI; series of 2011. MDN: MAY 28, JUNE 4 & 11, 2014

(Mindanao Examiner Photo)

spread of the pest could ruin the country’s coconut industry. The Philippines is the world’s top supplier of coconut products. The coconut industry serves as the economic backbone

of 68 of the country’s 80 provinces, employing 3.5 million farmers and bringing in $2 billion in net foreign earnings. (Mindanao Examiner with a report from Ely Dumaboc)

‘Tabak’ Division commander installed as new NOLCOM chief PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has named Army’s 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division commander Maj. Gen. Felicito Virgilio Trinidad Jr. as the new commander of the Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM). Army’s 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Officer-in-Charge Capt. Franco Suelto said that AFP Chief-of-Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista installed Trinidad Monday as the new NOLCOM chief. Suelto said Trinidad has replaced Lt. Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang, who was assigned as the new AFP vice chief of staff last May 23. Suelto said among the significant accomplishment of Trinidad during his stint at the 1st Infantry Division was the success-

ful defense of Zamboanga City during the September 2013 siege. Trinidad was awarded Philippine Legion of Honor (Degree of Commander) in recognition of his efforts in defense of Zamboanga City during the 20-day siege. As the NOLCOM chief, Trinidad will supervise the operations of three major services, namely two infantry divisions in Isabela and Nueva Ecija; Naval Forces Northern Luzon (NFNL) in La Union; and Tactical Operation Group 1,2, and 3 (TOG) in Baguio, Isabela and Tarlac. Suelto said that Col. Aminkadra Undog, the Assistant 1st Division commander, were serve as the officer-in-charge of the “Tabak” Divison until a new commander will be installed into office. (PNA)


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NPA rebels accuse military of killing civilian

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AVAOCITY - The New P e o p l e’s Army on Monday accused government soldiers as behind the execution of a motorcycle taxi driver earlier accused by the military as a member of the communist rebel group in Davao del Norte province.

A reb el sp oke s man Aris Francisco branded as “barbaric” the murder of 41-year old Wilfredo Estrebillo, who was killed on June 4 in the village of Mabantao in Kapalong town. Citing confidential reports, Francisco accused the 60th Infantry Battalion as behind the killing and condemned the attack on an innocent civilian. “The barbaric killing of motorcycle driver Wilfredo Estrebillo showed that the notorious 60th Infantry Battalion is engaged in vindictive operations against civilians,” he said, vowing to give “revolutionar y” justice for victim’s family.

A photo released by the Kilab Multimedia to the Mindanao Examiner regional newspaper shows the casket of Wilfredo Estrebillo, who was killed in the town of Kapalong in Davao del Norte province

Estrebillo was shot at least 13 times by his three passengers. Francisco said the Estrebillo was first to be killed by the military among the list of six motorcycle taxi drivers in the town that are all in the army’s order of battle. He said the list was recovered from Corporal Rogelio Rosales, who was captured by rebels in May in the village of Florida also in the town of Kapalong.

Rosales was freed by the NPA on humanitarian grounds, but he was dismissed from the military after the rebel group recovered illegal drugs from his possession while arranging the delivery of illegally cut logs in the

town. The six drivers were suspected as members or supporters of the NPA after Rosales implicated them. The six men were included the so-called “hit list” of the military as part of its

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any room for members of the police auxiliary to abuse their guns as they are not allowed to bring the firearm outside of their assigned barangay. He said he specifically chose to arm them with shotguns because these are visible unlike short arms that can be easily tucked in their jackets. He further said there must be no partisan politics in the deployment of the police auxiliary as it is designed to combat crimes in the barangays. "I am the center of these (akyat bahay)…people come to me complaining but I can’t run all errands. It also behooves on the police," Duterte said. The mayor emphasized that a barangay-based campaign can solve the problem of ‘akyat bahay’, admitting that the government is hard-up in its drive against theft incidents because it lacks warm bodies to secure all areas. See duterte, page 11

See rebels, page 11

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Rebels... from page 9

of its anti-insurgency campaign called Oplan Bayanihan. Before he was killed, Estrebillo told his family and relatives that the military put him and other drivers under surveillance and accused them of transporting provisions to the NPA in Kapalong, an allegation he and the others had strongly denied. He also told his family that government soldiers were harassing them in army checkpoints. Among the drivers in the military hit list were Eleazar Batobato, Loloy Labaho, Undo Labaho, Dodong Labaho, and Joy Eway, who was also harassed by soldiers. There was no immediate statement from the military about the accusations. (Mindanao Examiner)

Duterte... from page 9

Duterte said “crime prevention begins in the barangay, not only the police.” Duterte admitted that crimes against property continue to increase and remains hopeful that the deployment of police auxiliaries will serve as a crime prevention measure particularly where juveniles are the perpetrators. The mayor said more focus should be paid in residential subdivisions, which are targets of the ‘akyat bahay’. He stressed it is more worrying if thieves, mostly minors, would also resort to raping members of the targeted families. He also asked barangay leaders to pay attention to human trafficking activities by checking on new faces recruiting people for work abroad. The mayor was concerned on the increasing human trafficking activities in the city by people recruiting residents for work abroad but actually ended in slave markets like in African countries. Like illegal drugs, the mayor said he now treats human trafficking with passion. (PNA)

Prune... from page 6

that justice demands that the accused be accorded the right to seek reconsideration by the Ombudsman of its decision to hale them to court. Once such appeal is denied, the accused can then ask for the determination by the court of the existence of probable cause for their indictment in court. Only when such determination of the existence of probable cause is done that arrest warrants could be issued and the accused be brought under the jurisdiction of the court so trial could commence. But even before the above could happen, people are already questioning why there are only three senators being indicted? What about the others who are

similarly accused of having personally benefited from their congressional pork with the connivance of other individuals? In fact, the Aquino administration is now subjected to vile charges that it is merely engaged in political witch-hunt against its political foes. But do we really think the administration can possibly do this haling to court of all the accused in this multi-billion pesos fund scam at one time? Justice prohibits this. Physically this is not possible also. While it is true that the government’s resources are enormous, it still has its limitations. One such limitation is being able to hale to court hundreds of people at the same time. Perhaps it is good for the people to adopt the tenet that in doing things such as this one we should do it systematically and in a calculated manner. Systematically here means pruning the undesirable, the unproductive branches one at a time. This is a very natural way of doing things. Besides, pruning is done so the other branches that are productive thus desirable can bear fruit. Allowing the undesirable branches to co-exist with the desirable ones would inarguably result in the latter’s inability to produce good fruit. This is what is happening in government right now. Because the desirable servants in government are made to co-exist with the undesirable ones, the former’s ability to do good service to the public is greatly hampered and jeopardized. So there is no question that pruning of the undesirable ones should be undertaken. But the pruning should never result in the cutting off even of the desirable ones hence the need to be circumspect who to prune, who to cut-off from the tree called government service either as elective or appointive officials or employees. Demanding that the Aquino administration should be filing charges lumping everyone believed to have dipped their fingers into the pork cookie jar just ensures the failure to prune the undesirables so that the desirables could truly perform good service to the people. Let us be wary with this call if we truly want to cut-off from the government only those who have no business to be in government in the first place. Let the Aquino administration do this systematically and methodically to ensure success, to ensure that its end goal of being able to have a government that is productively engaged in rendering public service is indeed achieved. ••• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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Games... from page 1

University High School Batch ’70, should have informed the PBA beforehand the capacity of Xavier University Gym, the venue for the game between Meralco Bolts and San Miguel Beermen last Saturday. It was learned that the capacity of the gym was only 3,500 but the PBA printed a total of 5,000 tickets, resulting to other paying fans who weren’t able to get in. As of Monday, City Hall led by Peter Abejuela, a department head, started to refund the tickets bought by some disappointed fans who have failed to watch the PBA game. Because of this development, two councilors scouted two different venues for the holding of future events this size. For his part, Councilor Roger Abaday proposed the construction of a huge arena for sporting and other entertainment events. Councilor Alden Bacal disliked the idea and lodged his own disclosure – he claimed that the city government has an ownership stake at the Misamis Orientalowned Pelaez Sports Center situated at the heart of downtown Cagayan de Oro. Bacal said that even the minority stake of City Hall would ensure that at least it has a say on how the Pelaez Sports Center is being run and that it could use the facilities anytime if there are no other prioritized events to be held there. But Abaday expressed apprehension over this, saying that the Liberal Party of Mayor Oscar Moreno is at odds with the government of Misamis Oriental, which is currently run by Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano under PaDayon Pilipino. The proposal was being calendared for study by the councilors.

Mining... from page 1

Badoles-Algodon of the Municipal Trial Court in Cities, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 2, Cagayan de Oro City. Padinit said they have taken inventory of the heavy equipment and will protect the units pending the outcome of the court’s decision. The plaintiffs, identified as Monigue Community Forest Development Association represented by its president Pedro Roa III and the Nahilaran Community Forest Development Association represented by its president Federico Roa claimed that the defendants Fuquiang Phil. Group Corp. represented by its president Cao Zhishan and manager Carlos Xing and Chunglee Corporation represented by its president David Lam are indebted in the amount of P15,000,000. According to Fernando Yap Chai, a caretaker of the mining company, the Chinese nationals have returned to China and that only one

has been left here. He said the workers have been promised to be paid their back wages, adding that there are more than 40 employees all in all. One of the members of the prominent Roa Family, Ricky Roa said the workers have not been paid since January. Roa said “the family is happy that justice is served.” “We will look for alternative livelihood for the workers such as handicraft making,” he said while waiting for the court decision on what to do with the heavy equipment. “We’ll try to find the best win-win solution for all,” he added. Roa said the case will proceed despite the absence of the defendants who have returned to China.

Draft... from page 1

delivering his State of the Nation Address (SONA). Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita Quintos-Deles had hinted in her opening remarks at the International Conference of Cotabato at the Notre Dame University in Cotabato City on Friday that the 97-page draft will not be transmitted before Congress adjourns on June 11. She said it was still undergoing a “thorough process of review” by the Office of the President to ensure Congress gets a “more refined and strengthened” draft. Senate President Franklin Drilon, in a message read for him by Cardinal Orlando Quevedo in the Cotabato conference, assured the Senate’s support to the peace process and their commitment to pass what he refers to as “unifying and integrating” Basic Law. Drilon said they will “ensure that the Bangsamoro law falls within the four corners of the Constitution and that it can withstand judicial scrutiny.” He vowed to pass the law “as early as possible.” Deles urged hundreds of conference participants to “look at what’s going on from a glass-half-full perspective.” “We have waited 17 long years for a mutually binding and acceptable peace process with the MILF; and yet that has been achieved within three years of this administration. We can be bold in taking a few more days, if not weeks, to ensure a more refined and strengthened draft BBL to be stewarded by the leadership of both Houses of Congress through the legislative process and thereafter for ratification through plebiscite,” she said. In the revised roadmap of the GPH-MILF peace process – now constituting 11 steps from creation of the BTC to signing of the exit document -- only Steps 1 and 2 have been completed: the BTC was created in February 2013 and the Basic Law was drafted and submitted to Malacanang on April 22.

The other steps: 3. Draft BBL submitted to Congress; 4. President certifies proposed Basic Law as urgent; 5. Congress passes BBL; 6. Plebiscite conducted to ratify law; 7. Basic law enacted; BTC ceases to exist; 8. ARMM is deemed abolished once the Basic Law is ratified; 9. Bangsamoro Transition Authority officials are appointed; 10. Election of officials of Bangsamoro Government by 2016; and Step 11, the signing of the exit document “officially terminating the peace negotiation may be crafted and signed by both Parties if and only when all agreements have been fully implemented.” In last year’s SONA, the President urged Congress to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law before end of 2014 to allow more time for the transition from the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to the Bangasmoro, a new autonomous political entity with a ministerial form of governance. Both parties are eyeing June 30, 2016, the end of the Aquino administration’s six-year term, as the inaugural of the regular Bangsamoro government and the proclamation of the first set of elected officials As of June 10, there are only 751 days left to June 30, 2016.

Ground... from page 1

in Misamis Oriental on June 6. Rep Uy led the groundbreaking of the ButuanCagayan de Oro-Iligan and Opol to Laguindingan section road widening projects in El Salvador City; the road widening project in Laguindingan town and the construction of Rotunda leading to Laguindingan airport; the upgrading of road (from gravel to concrete) leading to Laguindingan airport; and the road widening project in Opol, including the construction of a bridge that would connect Barangay Igpit and Opol town, also in Misamis Oriental. The contractors of the four big infrastructure projects are Equiparco for the road widening projects; Jejor’s Construction for the gravel to concrete road projects; and UKC Builders for the construction of a bridge in Opol town. The infrastructure projects will be implemented under the DPWH in Northern Mindanao through the initiative of Rep. Uy, the wife of Villanueva town Mayor Julio Uy. Meanwhile, Opol town Mayor Max Seno thanked Rep. Uy for her efforts in implementing the road widening project and the soon-to-be constructed bridge that would connect Barangay Igpit to Opol town. With unity, Seno insisted that it would be more easier to achieve improvements if politics is set aside.

Emano... from page 1

in the village Tuesday noon. Provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano together with some key provincial officials showed up Tuesday in the farming village of Limonda, the farthest town in the coastal town of Opol, with 30 bags of rice, vegetable seedlings, and agricultural implements. Emano also formally turned over the multipurpose building costing P 500,000 to the barangay officials and residents of Limonda. He said that the multipurpose building would s e r ve a s c onve r ge n c e grounds for the village youths, women, and farmers where they could hold meetings, entertainments, and deliberate on development plans for the tribal community. Village chief Michael Sambulay expressed the surprise of his life of Emano’s visit. “Si Gobernor Emano ra gayod ang miabot diri sa among barangay ug naghatag kanamo ug ingong niini” (Only Gov. Emano have gone to our place (referring to elected officials) and gave all these things), Sambulay said. “The tribal community is very thankful that despite the distance, the governor came to our place and distributed rice to the residents, Sambulay added. Emano said that he will always take time to visit the farthest and the nearest village in Misamis Oriental as part of his commitment to hear and act on the needs of the people. He said that his visit to Limonda, the almost forgotten tribal village in Misamis Oriental, is part of his administration’s “element by surprise” approach where the provincial government makes unscheduled visits to the towns and villages of the province. During the visit, the provincial government would deliver basic services and provide immediate needs that the villagers have long before dreamed of, Emano added.

Jobless... from page 3

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