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AVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) witnessed the burning Tuesday of 62 bricks of cocaine, including 16 from 2009 confiscation, all valued at about Php 500 million.

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DOTC: P1-M fine for colorum buses DOTC-LTFRB-LTO issue Revised Penalties for Road Transport Violations MANILA -- The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued Joint Administrative Order (JAO) No. 2014-01 or the revised schedule of fines and

penalties for violation of laws, rules, and regulations governing land transportation yesterday, June 4, in a bid to rid the streets of “colorum” or unauthorized public utility vehicle (PUV) operations. The new regulation will take effect on June 19, or See dotc, page 2

MILLION FINE. A police officer watches at a bus plying the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan highway after the route was briefly closed following a clash between the police and squatters in Lugait town, Misamis Oriental, last year. The DOTC, LTFRB and LTO issued a joint revised schedule of fines and penalties for violation of laws, rules, and regulations governing land transportation on Wednesday, June 4, with harsher penalties, imposing P1-million fine on colorum bus operators for the first offense to deter illegal PUV practices and to better protect the public. [MindaNewsphoto by Froilan Gallardo]

Mining firm donates school supplies, Deadly baby virus hits Aussie newborns scholarship fund to Opol, Manticao ‘Parechovirus affects the brains of children and can result in death’

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The New Jian Hua Mining Corp. an accredited trader of Region X on Monday donated school supplies to pupils of the Awang Elementary School in Opol, Misamis Oriental, and P113,000 to the municipal government under Mayor Maximino B. Seno for their scholarship program. Company Executives Vice President led by Brian Ilarde, Kenneth Kho, David Hay and Millie Fung personally delivered the donations to the beneficiaries in time for the first day of school year 2014-2015. Kho said they gave P.E. uniforms, textbooks and shoes to the elementary pupils as part of the company’s corporate social reSee mining, page 7

New Jian Hua Mining Corporation executives join barangay Awang chairman Rommel B. Mansilao and members of the barangay council, school principal Teonilo D. Salvan and pupils in a group photo during the giving of school supplies to the Awang Elementary School beneficiaries. The corporate social responsibility project of the company was timed for the opening of classes. photo by gerry lee gorit

SYDNEY -- An outbreak of a deadly new virus among Australian babies is alarming local health authorities, media reported Wednesday. Parechovirus causes fever, irritability, a rash and diarrhea in babies, however, in some young infants, the virus can lead to hepatitis or encephalitis, and can be fatal. Nationally, 46 babies have been confirmed positive with parechovirus infections, the Courier Mail reported on Wednesday. Queensland Children’s Medical Research Institute pediatric infectious diseases director Professor Theo Sloots said the virus affects the brains of young children, and can result in death. In very young babies the virus can cause infection in See virus, page 7

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In a statement, PDEA 10 Spokesperson Rosemarie Bajao said the operation also resulted in the arrest of pusher-couple identified as Taha Abdullah and wife, Anisah,both 42 years old, and who are barangay officials of Batuan, Balabagan, Lanao del Sur.

Taha is reportedly a kagawad while Anisah is the barangay treasurer of Barangay Batuan. The two suspects were earlier contacted by a PDEA agent who posed as a buyer. The entrapment happened Tuesday morning at the parking area of Gaisano

Mall in Iligan City, where the duo were immediately collared after they delivered two kilograms of shabu placed in an LBC package. Bajao estimated the shabu to be worth P14 million. After the arrest, PDEA 10 agents then discovered another ten grams of shabu worth P80,000 inside the suspects’ Mitsubishi Montero with Plate No. KGL736. The seized shabu were immediately brought to the PDEA 10 Laboratory for confirmation. The couple have been

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are: (1) Trucks – P 200,000; (2) Jeepney – P 50,000; (3) Vans – P 200,000; (4) Sedans – P 120,000; (5) Motorcycles – P 6,000. Apart from these fines, the colorum vehicles will also be impounded for a minimum period of three months. The entire certificate of public convenience (CPC) to which the colorum vehicle belongs will be revoked, as well as their vehicle registrations. They will also be blacklisted from being used as PUVs in the future. In case of a second offense, the entire fleet or all CPCs of the erring operator will be revoked, the vehicles will be blacklisted from being used as PUVs in the future, and their vehicle registrations will also be revoked. The violating operator—and in

case of corporations, the stockholders and directors—lwill be disqualified from operating any kind of public land transportation. The JAO covers other PUV-related violations as well, such as the refusal to render services to the public or to convey passengers to their destination; overcharging; employing reckless, insolent, discourteous, or arrogant drivers; operating PUVs with defective parts and accessories; using tampered taximeters; trip cutting; and others. Abaya also clarified that “the order covers not only franchise violations, but all breaches of road transport rules and regulations, such as the failure to attach license plates and driving without a valid license,” Abaya added.

By GERRY GORIT

AGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- A total of P14 million worth of shabu was intercepted by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Region 10 (PDEA10) Tuesday, June 5, in an entrapment operation in Iligan City.

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15 days after tomorrow’s publication in two newspapers of general circulation, DOTC said in a statement Tuesday, June 3. “Safety is always our priority. Recent accidents have highlighted the need for harsher penalties to deter illegal PUV practices and to better protect the public. The most significant change we are imposing is the P 1-million fine on colorum bus operators for the first offense, to show that we really mean business in putting an end to their inimical activities which put people’s lives at risk,” said Secretary of Transportation Jun Abaya in a statement. The fine for other firsttime colorum offenders

detained at the PDEA 10 detention cell in Cagayan de Oro City, pending prosecutor’s inquest for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9165. Mr. Abdullah is said to be the barangay treasurer of Batuan. Because of the large volume of shabu confiscated in a single set-up, PDEA 10 Director Emerson Margate believes that there is a possibility that a shabu factory in Lanao del Sur exists. Margate vowed to relentlessly pursue in locating the shabu factory to stop its operation.

A P 5,000 fine will be imposed on those who fail to attach, and those who improperly attach or tamper with motor vehicle license plates and the thirdplate stickers. This includes the attachment of any unauthorized accessory or device which impedes the visibility or reflectivity of the valid license plate or third-plate sticker. Unauthorized license plates and third-plate stickers will be confiscated in favor of the government. Penalties for other violations, such as driving without a valid driver’s license; reckless driving; failure to wear a seatbelt; driving an unregistered motor vehicle; and other breaches of traffic rules and regulations, are also provided for in the JAO. (dotc.gov.ph)

KAROMATA FESTIVAL IN NAAWAN – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ recently attended the Karomata Festival of Naawan, Misamis Oriental. He was invited by Mayor Jaime Roa (lower photo, 2nd from left) as guest of honor and speaker for the event. Vice Mayor Dennis Roa (lower Photo, 1st from right) also welcomed him. Vice Governor Pelaez advocates agriculture and its development as a key to self-sufficiency and food security of the Province of Misamis Oriental, engaging in farming himself to better understand the plight of farmers.

Cops to disband campus gangs THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) will start disbanding gangs in high schools. Cocpo operations head Chief Insp. Lemuel Gonda said they are targeting, in particular, a group that calls itself “Blood Kreeps.” G onda s aid “Blo o d Kreeps” has a lot of members beloniging to the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (Mogchs) and Cagayan de Oro National High School. Gonda said they are monitoring the said group after receiving reports that one of their female members was allegedly raped and impregnated by their own colleagues. The group has also been involved in several rumbles in the past, involving students of warring high schools. Gonda said they should be disbanded to prevent violence that may be perpetrated by the group, which may escalate into heavier crimes.

“Ato pud gipugngan nga maapil sila sa illegal drugs (we are trying to prevent them from getting into illegal drugs),” Gonda added. Because of this, Cocpo has been coordinating with the principals of affected schools to conduct massive information drive to their respective students to discourage them from being recruited by Blood Kreeps and other gangs. For the moment, Gonda said they are monitoring the alleged founders and leaders of Blood Kreeps who have kept denying that they are still actively involved in the activities of the group. Gonda said the leaders of these delinquents will be the focus of their surveillance, because the police believe they still maintain influence in the Blood Kreeps. A youth-based rap group in Cagayan de Oro, which shares the same initials of “BK”, Batang Kandado, has been dragged in the controversy. See cops, page 7

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Duterte, police burn Php 130-M cocaine D AVAO CITY – Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Authority (PDEA) and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) witnessed the burning Tuesday of 62 bricks of cocaine, including 16 from 2009 confiscation, all valued at about Php 500 million.

The cocaine was burned at a heat of 800 to 1,000 degrees Celsius at the Holcim pyro kiln facility at the Holcim plant in Tibungco,

refrigerated container van of Maersk Lines inside the Sumifro wharf in Bunawan district on March 22. Some of the bricks of cocaine were found missing, but 62 have been recovered following a call from Duterte to return the cocaine. In 2009, police drug operatives hauled the 16 bricks of cocaine which were this city. The 64 bricks of cocaine discovered in another wharf were accidentally found stuffed in the refrigeration stashed in compartments vents of empty reefer vans. on the ceiling of an empty See burn, page 7

DISPOSING COCAINE - Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Region 11 inspect the 41 seized packets of cocaine before burning them at the Holcim Cement Plant in Davao City. (Ace R. Morandante/davaotoday.com)

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What is global warming? The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest non-government general science membership organisation and the publisher of Science, a leading scientific journal, has launched a campaign, ‘What We Know’, to convince the public that there is virtual unanimity among scientists. There is no doubt that many scientists agree that climate change is real and caused by man (anthropogenic). Global warming refers to an unequivocal and continuing rise in the average temperature of Earth’s climate system. Since 1971, 90% of the warming has occurred in the oceans. Despite the oceans’ dominant role in energy storage, the term “global warming” is also used to refer to increases in average temperature of the air and sea at Earth’s surface. Scientific understanding of the cause of global warming has been increasing. In its fourth assessment (AR4 2007) of the relevant scientific literature, the US Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that scientists were more than 90% certain that most of global warming was being caused by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases produced by human activities The IPCC stated that the largest driver of global warming is carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion, cement production, and land use changes such as deforestation. Human influence has been detected in warming of the atmosphere and the ocean, in changes in the global water cycle, in reductions in snow and ice, in global mean sea level rise, and in changes in some climate extremes. But not every instance of bad weather is related to global warming. Of the 12 extreme weather events scientists studied, experts saw evidence of a climate-change component in only half. Sandy, a big storm slammed into New York during high tide, inundating population-dense areas of the city. But, regardless of where the storm came from, rising sea levels related to climate change make catastrophic flooding more likely; the probability of a Sandy-like storm surge is already double what it was in 1950. Ongoing natural and human-induced forcing of sea level ensures that Sandy-level inundation events will occur more frequently in the future from storms with less intensity and lower storm surge than Sandy. These findings, often expressed in percentages and probabilities, aren’t as satisfying as sure proof linking one effect to one clear cause. Experts are still sorting out the best ways to attribute weather events, and they should be cautious. They also don’t offer a total picture of the effects of climate change on weather phenomena, let alone everything else. Continued warming will increase the frequency and severity of certain events, which will require humans to adapt. Then there are the long-term consequences that are harder to predict. It’s only now becoming clear how many people in the US have become rich thanks to the global-warming scare. The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) counted 641 programs in place

at 130 federal agencies in 2010 to prop up windmill technology and underwrite solar panel manufacturers. The report released didn’t include a reliable estimate of the total cost to taxpayers. The auditors found the array of loans, tax credits, agency purchases of purportedly green vehicles and the cost of regulations would take a great deal of effort to tally. Wind power made sense in the 18th century, but it doesn’t make sense now. The private sector in the US isn’t interested in blowing money on hopelessly uneconomic windmill and solar projects. Uncle Sam is terrible when it comes to managing money. GAO slammed the administration’s haphazard process for green loan approvals, saying “it is difficult for DOE to defend its decisions” against charges of favoritism. In the US, analysts say tens of billions of dollars is a bit much to spend on a pest-control effort. Instead of this political allocation of capital, the market should be free to judge whether an alternative energy technology is truly promising, free from the distorting influence of congressional subsidy. In the Philippines, alternative energy is being pushed hard. But there are no clear explanations whether it is feasible, and who really are benefitting from such projects. A heat wave is not proof of global warming, but it does seem to help convince people that global warming is real, survey data indicates. On the flip side, surveys show cool temperatures can make Americans less convinced there is “solid evidence” the planet is heating up. The new study based on five national surveys of American adults sponsored by the Pew Research Center in June, July and August 2006, January 2007 and April 2008. Respondents were asked: “From what you’ve read and heard, is there solid evidence that the average temperature on Earth has been getting warmer over the past few decades, or not?” Their analysis showed that unusual temperatures were associated with a shift in beliefs about evidence for global warming. For every 3 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 degrees Celsius) that local temperatures in the week before the survey had risen above normal, the respondents became 1-percent more likely to agree that there is “solid evidence” for global warming. The associations that may be happening in people’s minds aren’t scientific ones. Individual weather events, such as storms, heat waves or even an unusually warm season, cannot be directly attributed to climate change. This is because weather occurs over a short time scale; climate describes weather over the long-term, such as decades, centuries or millennia. However, climate change is expected to bring more extreme weather events, including heat waves and heavy precipitation, climate scientists say. That’s because a warmer world increases the likelihood of these events. Climate scientists often use the metaphor of playing with a loaded die to describe the effects of climate change on weather; it tilts the results.

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Other pork scammers

If the so-called “Napolist” names only half of the total number of congressmen to have deals with alleged pork scam architect Janet Lim-Napoles, it does not necessarily mean the others not in the list are clean. If we go by recent findings by investigative journalists whose articles are finding its way in social media, it is not just Napoles who did business with the solons’ congressional pork barrel fund. There are other operators, wheeler-dealers who did business with other congressmen insofar as their pork fund were concerned. In fact, the social media

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II is awash with postings detailing deals congressmen entered into with other pork operators the sum total of which could easily reach P10 billion also. These other operators were engaged in the supply of computers, textbooks and other edu-

cational materials with the Department of Education as their conduit. Based on this recent findings, it is thus safe to say that those solons who have not really involved themselves in this monumental scam involving the

taxpayers’ money that is euphemistically called as priority development assistance fund or PDAF, can indeed just be counted with one’s fingers. This scam is so massive and so pervasive that the people don’t know now who is not really involved among the honorable members of the two-chamber Philippine Congress. Just like in the case of the exposed Napoles-instigated pork fund scam, the other pork fund scams likewise involved ghost deliveries, under delivery of items and goods funded by the solons’ See bacon, page 7


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DA opens P8l.2M agri infras in Caraga Region By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor and MAC GARCIA, Correspondent

BUTUAN CITY -- The Department of Agriculture inaugurated four big-ticket agricultural infrastructure projects worth P81.2 million in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur recently including what could be the country’s first rice mill with parboiling facility. Representing Secretary Proceso Alcala, Assistant Secretary Edilberto de Luna of the Agri-Pinoy National Rice Program led the inauguration and turn-over of P7.3 million rice mill and parboiling plant in Purok Sunrise, Buena Gracia, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur to a farmers’ group called Agusanon Para sa Bag-ong Pilipino, Inc. (Agus Pinoy). At least 1,500 local farmers areaexpected to benefit from the project. Parboiling is a process that involves soaking and then cooking the paddy rice. Thus, the facility will help improve milling recovery of the grain during dishelling and polishing, aside from improving its nutritional quality. It will also help farmers reduce postharvest losses during rainy season as they can directly bring their wet palay to the plant for drying. DA is proposing a similar facility in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, said Asec.

Preventing differential conflicts in the classroom By EARTH B. SALIMBANGON, Teacher-1 Salvador Central Elementary School District of Salvador Division of Lanao del Norte

Each one of us contains unique characteristics pertaining that it is natural for us to be different from each other. In fact, there are lots of differences that vary an individual from the other. Teachers nowadays could observe several gaps existing in the classroom. However, there is this gap that exists which is rarely noticeable: the cultural gap between teacher and students. Cultural gaps are results of a communication barrier, specifically cultural barriers. These barriers are brought about by cultural differences. Such that is the usual problem among different cultures, the language barrier. Language, in order to be delivered successfully, should be in the same tone, diction and pronunciation. However, people from different cultures deliver words in tone, diction and pronunciation different from each other . In result, their statements could mean different interpretation leading to misunderstanding. In a classroom setting for example, teachers during discussion could say something in a manner that might not be understood by the students and vice versa. It is perhaps because there are terms in her discourse which are strange to the thinking of the students. Furthermore, it could create misinterpretation and miscommunication. To truly engage students, teachers must reach out to them in ways that are culturally and linguistically responsive and appropriate. Molding pupils to be something is a challenging mission. Teachers should be able to deliver lessons that are culturally parallel to students level of learning. In addition, cultural assumptions and stereotypes brought into the classroom that may hinder interconnectedness should properly examined. Read the digital edition of

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De Luna, who is concurrently the national coordinator for corn. In Barangay Calagdaan, Cantilan and Barangay Patong-patong, Madrid, both in Surigao del Sur, two rice processing centers with a combined price tag of P30.4 million – P16.5 million for Cantilan RPC and P14 million for Madrid RPC – were also opened, each of which has a milling capacity of 1.2 tons per hour. An estimated 3,000 farmers tilling a total of 5,000 hectares of rice lands will benefit from the projects. Both facilities feature drying and storage components, and a warehouse where grains can be stored during rainy days or whenever there is inclement weather. Farmers beneficiaries led by Mr. Magnao Sarim of PABANTABA Association for the Madrid RPC thanked the government through

the Department of Agriculture for choosing them to be the recipient of the projects designed to boost farmers’ income through reduced postharvest losses and production of high quality grain. Recipient of the Cantilan RPC is the Tuyake Pederoid Domoyog (TUPEDO) Irrigators Association. The two facilities sit on donated land by the local government units of Madrid and Cantilan. Primary fund source was DA Regional Field Unit 13. Other project cooperators were the National Food Authority(NFA) and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech). “Alagaan po ninyo and proyektong ito para mapakinabangan ng marami pang magsasaka dito sa inyong lugar,” De Luna told farmers and residents in both inaugurations.

SWITCH-ON OF P16.5M RICE PROCESSING CENTER. Department of Agriculture Asst.Secretary leads the ceremonial switch-on of the rice processing center in Barangay Calagdaan, Cantilan, Surigao del Sur. Also, a similar facility opened in Barangay Patong-patong, Madrid, Surigao del Sur, as part of DA’s efforts to help local farmers earn more through reduced postharvest losses and improved quality of grain. Both facilities have drying and storage components, and a warehouse where grains can be stored during rainy days or whenever there is inclement weather. Photo and text by Mac Garcia, DA OSEC


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AMBOANGA CITY - The Atro Mining-Vitali Incorporated (AMVI) is set to spearhead on Thursday another round of river clean up and tree planting in Vitali River, east of this city. AMVI Resident Man- fifth since 2012,” Soza ager Leo Soza said in a said. Last March 21, the statement Tuesday that company conducted the at least 100 employees of fourth round of river the company will tempo- clean up. He said the river clean rarily leave their stations to clear the Vitali River up on Thursday will focus of garbage and debris, on the area near Tigtubo which will be followed by Bridge of Barangay Vitali. “We are doing this on the planting of 300 seedlings of acacia mangium a regular basis,” he added. He said that the AMVI, and mahogany along the in a memorandum of riverbank. Soza said they will be agreement with EMB-9 joined by barangay offi- and the Vitali Barangay cials, academe, civic sec- Council signed on August tors, and Environmental 15, 2012, has committed Management Bureau-9 itself to assist in training community leaders in (EMB-9). “The river clean up solid waste management; on June 5 will be the water quality manage Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LAM AO DEL SUR 12th Judicial Region Branch 8 - Marawl City

ODAY M. PANG AN DAM AN, Petitioner, SPL. PRGC. NO. 2175-14 - Versus FOR: ENTRY OF CORRECTION THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DATE OF BIRTH OF ODAY M. MARAWI CITY, THE PANGANDAMAN IN THE BOOK PRESIDENT/THE CEO OF OF ENTRY OF THE LCR OF PAG I BIG FUNDS and THE CHIEF MARAWI CITY PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT, COMELEC, Respondents. X-----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER The petitioner alleged that his correct date of birth is January 10, 1954, His Certificate of Live Birth shows that his date of birth is January 26, 1956. He, too, alleged that his other record shows that his date of birth is January 26, 1957. He filed this petition to correct his date of birth from January 26, 1956 and January 26, 1957 to January 10, 1954. The petition is set for hearing on May 22, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at Hall of Justice, Marawi City and anybody interested in the petition should appear and show cause, if any, why it should not be granted. Petitioner must publish this order once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Lanao del Sur. Let copies hereof be furnished to the petitioner, his counsel, the respondents and the Office of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Marawi City, March 20, 2014.

MDN: May 22, 29 & June 5, 2014 Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

RE: Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a finer service in the operation of its ships in its/I heir applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. JERRY B. CIMENA, Applicant.

CASE NO. CDOR 10-010 8th Amendment (R.A. 9295) ORDER

This refers to the Application for the grant of an Amended of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), in view of the PERMANENT ADDITION OF PORT/ROUTE/ LINK pursuant to RA 9295 and its !RR, to operate the vessel, MBCA “DCL SEA EXPRESS- 2” for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes under the following schedule of trips:

The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation, in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt. Mario B. Port us, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall furnish the affected opera! or/s: Felizardo A. Galanida and Janit S. Neir, a copy of this Order at least five (5)days before the initial Hearing. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or written five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 30th day of May 2014; Surigao City, Philippines. BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director

MDN: June 5, 2014

ORIGINAL SIGNED RASAD G. BALINDONG Acting Presiding Judge

ment; and mobilization of residents to implement the agency's River Environmental Management Program. He said they have also committed to work with the village officials to implement the project. “Part of our annual plans and program is to care for the river and all bodies of water as we do business in the community,” Soza said. The C omp any was awarded 2nd place in 2012 by EMB-9 for its river clean-up program. The AMVI is an iron ore m i n i ng c omp any which is set to commence its development phase soon. The firm has an Exclusive Mines Operating Agreement with Hard Rock Mineral Trading, Inc. ( HRMTI ) w hi ch grants exclusive rights to conduct mining operations within the Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) area. The MPSA area has a total area of 2,077.3084 hectares located in Upper Tagpangi, Barangay Vitali, east of this city. (PNA)

(SGD.) MARICHU M.SANCHEZ, MBA., MA. Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: MAY 29 & JUNE 5, 2014

RE : Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised implementing Rules and Regulations.

GLENDA B. ECLEO, CASE NO. SUR 14-041-A Applicant. (R.A. 9295)

EMERINA P. GIPAL Applicant.

CASE NO. SUR 14-040 (R.A. 9295)

ORDER

ORDER

This refers to the Application for the grant of an Amended of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), in view of the PERMANENT ADDITION OF PORT/ROUTE/LINK pursuant to RA 9295 and its IRR, to operate the vessel, MBCA “SUPERLOVE BOAT- 2”, for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes under the following schedule of trips:

This refers to the Application for issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel, MBCA “PRINCE WILLIAM”, pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR as tramper/for hire for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes in the route: Any ports within Surigao del Norte/Surigao del Sur/Dinagat Island Province. The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the CARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or written five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 3Qtr day of May 2014, Surigao City, Philippines.

MDN: June 5, 2014

DIPOLOG CITY - The first “Saulog” Festival 2014 that signaled the start of the 62nd founding anniversary celebration of Zamboanga del Norte formally opened Friday with Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as guest speaker. Secretar y Roxas together with Regional Director Faizal Abutazil of

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ESTELA Q. FACUNLA has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “JERELIN” to “ESTELA” in the certificate of live birth of JERELIN FLORES QUISEL who was born on JANUARY 26, 1961 at Lala, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are EDELFONSO BAROCA QUISEL and NATIVIDAD ABAPO FLORES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days.

RE: Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a liner service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations.

(Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director

By ALFONSO T. RUDA

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD:

Sec. Roxas graces “Saulog” celebration in Zambo. Norte

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Lala OFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

The Applicant shall furnish the affected operator/s: Rita Y. Tan, News Multi- Purpose Cooperative & Rodrigo O. De la Torre, a copy of this Order at least five (5)days before the initial Hearing. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or written five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 30th day of May 2014, Surigao City, Philippines.

Winners in the 63rd Farm Youth (4H) National Congress-- Riza Earl Angeles of Mampang - National Champion in Quiz Bee contest (3rd from left) and Arnie Solis of Vitali- 2nd placer in pansit de saging innovation present to Mayor Beng Climaco the trophy and certificate of appreciation during a courtesy call in City Hall Monday. Region 9 placed 4th overall in the confab. Also in photo are City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat and Lorna Bautista and coaches. (JOEY BAUTISTA)

BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director MDN: June 5, 2014

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

RE : Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a liner service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. ELFE D. LONGOS, Applicant.

CASE NO. SUR 14-029 (RA 9295)

ORDER 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING This refers to the Application for the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel, MBGA “GRACEMARC-4”, pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR for the carriage of passengers and/ or cargoes under the following schedule of trips:

The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall furnish the affected operator/s: Carlos Elude, Marion Allan M. Lipao and Jerlie C. Erno, a copy of this Order at least five (5>days before the initial Hearing. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or within five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 30th day of May 2014, Surigao City, Philippines. BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director

MDN: June 5, 2014

the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-9 was welcomed by the officials of the provincial government led by Governor Roberto Y. Uy, second district Representative Rosendo Labadlabad, third district Representative Isagani Amatong, Dipolog City Mayor Evelyn T. Uy, municipal mayors and councilors, barangay officials of Dipolog City as well as personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), and the Department of Education (DepEd). Roxas said he had felt the changes in our province under the leadership of Governor Uy who earned the moniker “Berto Semento,” because of his all-out effort to pave all roads in the province. He also mentioned the acquisition of new firearms for the PNP, the construction of thousands of new

classrooms to accommodate the increasing number of students every year and the 4.3 million poor families who have availed themselves of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program(4Ps) and the expanded coverage of Philhealth, as few of the gains of the economic reforms implemented by the Aquino administration. Governor Uy, in his welcome message, thanked the DILG Secretary for taking time to grace the opening of the Saulog celebration amidst his hectic schedule. In his message, Secretary Roxas thanked the people of the province for the warm welcome they had extended to him and for allowing Governor Uy to lead the province to implement the appropriate programs needed by the people. Representative Amatong, on the other hand, urged the people to continue supporting the present administration to sustain the development implemented by the

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

RE : Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a liner service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Ruses and Regulations.

RE : Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and Its Revised implementing Rules and Regulations.

A RUN DA D. MASCARBO, CASE NO. SUR 14-042 Applicant. (R.A. 9295) ORDER This refers to the Application for the issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel MBCA “J MAM EXPRESS-1”, pursuant to RA 9295 and Its R-IRR for the carnage of passengers and/or cargoes under the following schedule of trips:

The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation In the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall furnish the affected operator/s: Filomino U. Guillen, a copy of this Order at least five (5) days before the initial Hearing. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or written five (5) days thereafter . WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 30th day of May 2014, Surigao City, Philippines. BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director

MDN: June 5, 2014

See graces, page 7

SHEILA G. RECONES. Applicant.

CASE NO. SUR 14-044 (R.A. 9295)

ORDER Tills refers to the Application for issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel MBCA “SEA RIDER- 2”/ MBCA “SEA RIDER”, pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR as tramfer/for hire for the carriage of passengers and/ or cargoes in the route: Any ports within Surigao del Norte/Surigao del Sur/Dinagat Island Province, The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once In any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The applicant shall be required to make a written Forma! Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the hearing or within five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD. this 30th clay of May 2014, Surigao City, Philippines. BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director MDN: June 5, 2014


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by the Aquino government. He reiterated the untarnished record of the Roxas family in the field of public service. Acknowledged as the mentor of good governance, Amatong appealed to the people to rally behind the national leadership towards the so-called “Matuwid na Daan.” Representative Labadlabad also stressed the value of good governance for the country’s development as he pointed out the rise of the Philippine economy, even beating China as one of the fastest growing economy in the region. Philippines ranked 10th, compared to China’s 11th. Meanwhile, President Benigno Aquino III, through Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr, has issued Proclamation No. 778, series of 2014, dated May 28, 2014, declaring June 6, 2014 a Special (Non-Working) Day in Zamboanga del Norte in observance of its 62nd Founding Anniversary. (FPG/ATR/ PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

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sponsibility. “We will always do corporate social responsibility to our host barangay and host municipality,” Kho said. The mining company buys chromite products from a tribal muultipurpose cooperative of barangay Awang, Opol. Last year, Kho said they renovated three day care centers in Opol worth about P240,000. “What we started we continue,” Baluyut added. She said the company has also built three Barrio school buildings in Brgy. Impalutao and Brgy. Kibenton all in Municipality of Impasugong with the coordination of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and LGU of Impasugong. Barangay Awang chairman Rommel Mansilao said the company has been buying chromite from their area since 2008. Mansilao added that the mining company in the past has helped the barangay in the repair of their day care center, health center, multipurpose building and roads. School principal Teonilo Salvan said all the pupils who came to school on June 2 were given notebooks for each subject. Salvan said the parents were thankful for the donation. Some 200 pupils from Grades 1 to 6 were present in addition to about 70 day care center kids. For the P130,000 scholarship fund the beneficiaries are students of the Opol Community College. The affair, which ended with a meal for everyone, was also graced by members of the barangay council. On June 3 the mining executives went to Manticao, Misamis Oriental, for another CSR activity. With Mayor Roberto Lagrosas, barangay Upper Malubog chairman Rene Madrina and school officials Sharma Martinez and

solons’ pork fund. I understand some of these solons are not in the “Napolist” but some are. Let us not stop decrying this dastardly act of our elected politicians. But let us not stop decrying ourselves also for lending a hand to make this scam possible. In truth and in fact, we are all guilty with the politicians

who misused their pork fund through our own acts of omission or commission. The people’s act of commission started with their acceptance of some amounts of money from politicians seeking their vote during election time. The act of omission is the people’s collective silence to denounce vote buying, election campaign overspending, fraud, election results manipulation and even election-related violence. The people’s continued dependence on their politicians for financial and material assistance during the politician’s incumbency is greatly contributing to the proliferation of this malady. Through this dependence politicians start to behave as the patrons of their constituents providing for their hospital needs, burial needs, wedding needs including standing as sponsors during these occasions and even during baptisms. Even the school needs of their constituents from school bags, school supplies, school uniforms and even tuition fees are likewise being responded to by the politicians. Where will the politicians get the money to fund all these? Of course these politicians fund these through their pork barrel or discretionary fund, in the case of elective executive officials of the local government units. Those that can be accommodated through their pork or discretionary fund are funded by such fund. Those expenses that they incur that can’t be accessed through their pork or discretionary fund they fund through the kickbacks, commissions, rebates they receive from operators like Napoles. This is the dynamics of the corruption involving specifically the pork fund of the solons. Just to give you a picture of the situation, let me tell you my first hand experience. When I was chief of staff of a solon, our office regularly receives funding requests for projects such as basketball courts, construction or repair

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Telefax No. 086 2317622

Shelamie Dapanas, the group donated uniforms, notebooks, school bags and other school supplies to some 150 pupils of the day care center and the elementary school. Lagrosas said the school is situated at the farthest sitio of the barangay accessible by difficult roads and that the local population is mostly engaged in farming. He added that mining could be explored in the area. “But I will make sure that the environment will be protected,” he said. Lagrosas said they will require responsible mining in the area. The company has lined up various Corporate Social Responsibility Programs while waiting for the approval of Minahang Bayan.

Burn... from page 3

Duterte said two more bricks remain missing although police operatives have information that the two suspects went into hiding. The mayor said the drug operatives are pursuing them; and, the last information they received, the suspects were hiding somewhere in Surigao. Duterte has even offered Php100-thousand bounty per brick for the return or information leading to the unaccounted bricks of cocaine. The high-grade drugs were believed to be shipped out either to Europe or the Americas. Authorities said Davao has become a transshipment point for illegal drugs thus the provincial government is coordinating with transnational anti-drug agencies to identify the drug syndicates behind the shipment. (PNA)

Bacon... from page 4

RE : Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ships in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to change deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. MARIBEL V. ZENG, Applicant.

CASE NO. SUR 14-049 (R.A. 9295)

ORDER This refers to the Application for renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC)r to operate the vessel, MBCA “MARILL”, pursuant to RA. 9295 and its R-IRR as tramper/for hire for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes in the route: Any ports within Surigao del Norte/Surigao del Sur/Dinaqat Island Province. The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 10 June 2014 at 10:30 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE) during the heating or written five (5) days thereafter. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo O. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 2nd day of June 2014, Surigao City, Philippines. BY AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD: (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director MDN: June 5, 2014

HINATUAN MINING CORP. and/or LA COSTA SHIPPING & LIGHTERAGE CORP. Petitioner/s. CASE NO. SUR 14–045 x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x NOTICE OF HEARING Petitioner/s requests for the Approval of Transfer of Ownership of the vessels, LCT LA COSTA, LCT LA COSTA SEGUNDO, LCT LA COSTA TERCERO, LCT LA COSTA QUINTA from La Costa Shipping Lighterage Corporation to Hinatuan Mining Corporation with a subsequent Change of Vessel Name from (1). LA COSTA to HMC-3; (2). LA COSTA SEGUNDO toHMC-4; (3). LA COSTA TERCERO to HMC-5; (4).LA COSTA QUINTA to HMC-6. This Authority will hear this petition on 10 June 2014 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the Surigao Maritime Regional Office 13, PP/LT Mario Fortus Bldg.,PPA Compound, Surigao City. Petitioner/s shall be allowed to present their documentary evidence, after proof of compliance with the requirement of publication. Parties opposed to this petition must file their opposition in writing with this Office, within ten (10) days from publication of the Notice of Hearing, likewise supported by documentary evidence, furnishing a copy to the petitioner. Before the start of the hearing proper, the parties will be called to a pre-hearing conference or thereafter for the purpose stated in Sec.1, Rule 6 of MARINA Memorandum Circular No. 74-A, effective September 1995. Parties who fail to appear at a pre-trial conference when directed to do so, may be declared non-suited by dismissing the petition, in the case of the petitioner/s or as in default, in case of the oppositor, despite the filing of the opposition, and despite presence of their counsel unless the latter is armed with special power of attorney to stipulate in the Pre-trial conference. The petitioner/s shall cause the publication of this Notice of Hearing once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines within (7) days from the date of hearing. Petitioner/s should likewise serve a copy of the petition and this notice to the affected parties at least five (5) days before the initial hearing. Proof of compliance of publication of Notice of Hearing is pre-requisite to the pre-hearing conference. SO ORDERED. WITNESS, the Honorable Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 4th day of June 2014. Surigao City, Philippines. (Sgd.) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO Regional Director

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of roads, school buildings and other public edifices, waiting sheds, medicines, educational supplies and materials, to mention just few. Religious sects even ask for construction materials for their ongoing church building construction or repair. Those that can be charged to the pork fund of my boss, we charged to the pork fund. Those that can’t be charged to the pork fund we refer to for appropriate action by our solon. Those requests that can’t be charged to the pork fund opened the door for my boss to consider other sources, other ways by which these can be accommodated because the people expect a no answer from their solons. The latter type of funding request is the justification for my boss’ becoming corrupt by accepting commissions, rebates and kickbacks from those projects funded by my boss’ pork fund. By all means let us send to jail those corrupt officials and private individuals involved in the pork fund scam. But the people should not forget to likewise condemn themselves for their involvement in this scam through their sins of omission or commission. Only then can we really lick corruption in our land. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com) EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED SPS. AGAPITO AND SEVERA DACULIAT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

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the central nervous system, which can lead to long-term damage to brain cells. “We don’t know what the long term affects are, the virus is newly recognized and we don’t know enough about it,” Sloots said. The virus -- for which there is currently no vaccine -- is spread from person to person through physical contact. Good hygiene is the best protection against the virus, with parents encouraged to wash their hands regularly and ensure the mouth and nose are covered when coughing or sneezing. (PNA/Xinhua)

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In a statement released by Batang Kandado, the group denied any affiliation with Blood Kreeps, even as it said that all of its members are rap artists and have nothing to do with any gang-related violence. “Di po namin gawain ang mga ganyang klaseng bagay. Meron po kaming respeto sa lahat. Meron kaming mga layunin at iba ang aming pinaglalaban,” Batang Kandado said. (GERRY LEE GORIT) EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED FELICISIMO DEMETILA WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased SPS. AGAPITO AND SEVERA DACULIAT, who died on April 9, 1940 and June 28, 1943, respectively, in Igpit, Opol, Misamis, Oriental, at the time of their death left a parcel of land located at Opol, Misamis, Oriental; ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. O-1130 “A parcel of land (Lot No. 5493 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan) situated in the Barrio of Opol, Municipality of Cagayan. Containing an area of THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY-TWO (3,262) square meters more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED SPS. AGAPITO AND SEVERA DACULIAT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed by and among; 1. HEIRS OF NATIVIDAD D. CARABANES, namely; a. ANTONIO C. TABOBO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and resident of Bantuanon, Lantapan, Bukidnon, and the surviving son of the deceased; b. TERESITA T. NORO, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and resident of Bangkal, Matanao, Bukidnon, and the surviving daughter of the deceased; c. PEDRITO C. ABA, of legal age, Filipino, single, and resident of Zone 2, Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental and the surviving son of the deceased; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate grandchildren and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P800,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledged from ARISTOTELES LEGISLADOR CELERA, JR., of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of 544 A. Saarenas St., Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, ARISTOTELES LEGISLADOR CELERA, JR., absolutely and unconditionally, a portion of the above-described real property described as Lot 5493-B containing an area of ONE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE (1,681) sq.m. of the approved subdivision plan Psd-10-065200. As per Doc. No. 469; Page No. 94; Book No. 179; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased FELICISIMO DEMETILA, who died on October 1, 2006 in Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Dansolihon, Cagayan City, more particularly described as follows: TAX DECLARATION NO. F-099428; Owner: FELICISIMO DEMETILA; Location: Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City; Cadastral Lot No.: 20623 C-369-D; Classification: Cornland; Total Area: 1.8859 hectares, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED FELICISIMO DEMETILA WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed by and among the HEIRS OF FELICISIMO DEMETILA, namely: 1. EMILIANA M. DEMETILA, of legal age, widow, Filipino, surviving wife of the deceased, and resident of P-3 Dansolihon, Cagayan City; 2. JOEL M. DEMETILA, of legal age, Filipino,married, surviving son of the deceased and resident of P-3 Dansolihon, Cagayan City; 3. VICTORICO M. DEMETILA, of legal age, Filipino, married, surviving son of the deceased, and resident of P-3, Dansolihon, Cagayan City; 4. FEDELITA D. ODIAS, of legal age, Filipino, married, surviving daughter of the deceased and resident of P-3, Dansolihon, Cagayan City; 5. JULITO M. DEMETILA, of legal age, Filipino, married, surviving son of the deceased and resident of P-3, Dansolihon, Cagayan City; 6. LILIOSA D. NACALABAN, of legal age, Filipino, married, surviving daughter of the deceased and resident of P-3, Dansolihon, Cagayan City; that the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the wife and the legitimate children and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of TEN THOUSAND PESOS (P10,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledge from CHRISTOPHER ESCOL CORPORAL, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City, WE the HEIRS OF FELICISIMO DEMETILA, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER, and CONVEY, to the CHRISTOPHER ESCOL CORPORAL, a portion of the above-described real property containing an area of SEVENTY SIX (76) square meters, more or less. As per Doc. No. 4; Page No. 1; Book No. 181; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI.

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Bravery Special Gospel of the day: Matthew1:1824(June5, 2014-Thursday) Matthew 1:1824-Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: This gospel reminds us about the courage and bravery of Joseph to take the great responsibility as the “El Salvador” of Mary from shamefulness. Look, Joseph never resisted from the instruction of God for him to fulfill since he is very obedient to God. Are you obeying God? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhDTony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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Mining firm donates school supplies, scholarship fund to Opol, Manticao

Opol Mayor Maximino B. Seno (right) acknowledges the support of the New Jian Hua Mining Corporation to the educational needs of the municipality. With him are (from left to right) company executives David Hay, Millie Fung and Kenneth Kho who personally handed the delivered the school supplies and scholarship fund to the LGU and school.

New Jian Hua Mining executives Kenneth Kho, Millie Fung, Manticao Mayor Roberto Lagrosas and David Hay prepare the packed food and notebooks for distribution during the outreach program in barangay Upper Malubog, Som e 150 pupils received various school supplies from the mining company.

Kenneth Kho, Millie Fung, Rommel Mansilao, Teonilo Salvan, David Hay and barangay council members prepare to distribute notebooks to pupils of the Awang Elementary School in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Some 200 Grades 1 to 6 pupils were each given notebooks and other school supplies.

Barangay Upper Malubog chairman Rene Madrina, Manticao Mayor Roberto Lagrosas and school teachers Sharma Kristel Martinez and Shelamie Dapanas distribute packs of notebooks to the elementary pupils given by the Nee Jian Hua Mining Corp. The pupils also received uniforms and school bags among other school supplies.

New Jian Hua Mining executive Millie Fung hands over notebooks, pencils and erasers to each pupil of the Awang Elementary School in Opol, Misamis Oriental. The June 2 activity was a corporate social responsibility project of the mining firm. photos by gerry lee gorit

School principal Teonilo Salvan, New Jian Hua Mining executive Millie Fung, barangay chairman Rommel Mansilao and two members of the barangay council check out a complete P.E. uniform. The uniforms came with rubber shoes for each of the beneficiary.

The 150 pupil beneficiaries of the corporate social responsibility project of New Jian Hua Mining Corp. join officials of the local government and executives of the mining company in a group photo after receiving their school supplies.

Manticao Mayor Roberto Lagrosas and New Jian Hua Mining executives Kenneth Kho and Millie Fung take turns giving notebooks and other school supplies to elementary pupils in barangay Upper Malubog. The corporate social responsibility project of the mining company took place on June 3


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Thursday

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

THE FOUR-WAY TEST of the things we think, say or do

1. Is it the TRUTH? 2. Is it FAIR to all concerned? 3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIP? 4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

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The Primavera Residences-MyProperty.ph partnership:

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n all successful partnerships, it’s essential that both parties find a common goal and that they play off each other’s strengths to reach it. And what better way to show this than through a collaborative effort that addresses a timely issue for both the public and the environment?

Indonesia, Philippine agree to intensify bilateral cooperation

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s two-day state visit to Manila, on May 22-23, 2014, his first since holding office in 2004, coincided with the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Indonesia and the Philippines. During the bilateral meeting held in Malacanang Palace, on May 23, Yudhoyono and his host, President Benigno Aquino III agreed to further strengthen and foster relations between both countries not only in the field of political and economic cooperation but also agreed to boost people-to-people contact between the two countries.

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ph, the issue was simple: sustainable living, and the need to spread awareness of it. Working together accomplishes ITPI’s aspiration to deliver affordable green developments to the right market and MyProperty.ph’s desire to expand their online offerings to properties that go beyond the usual in catering to a seeker’s needs. “We see MyProperty.ph as allies in sharing and spreading our vision of the real estate industry moving towards a greener and more environmentally sensitive future,” ITPI president Atty. Jojo Leviste said. MyProperty.ph General Manager Butz de Castro agrees, saying “With organizations like ITPI, MyProperty furthers its goal to be in tune with industry players who are not only after profits but also, and more importantly, means and ways to build projects that will contribute to sustainable living conditions for the public.” As an eco-conscious business, ITPI believes in the importance of practicing green living. But to them, it’s not

enough to simply create homes that promote the lifestyle; it’s also essential to let people know that sustainable living doesn’t have to burn a hole in one’s pocket. “Generally, people perceive green buildings as expensive to develop,” ITPI executive chairman & CEO Arch. Romolo V. Nati explained. “We at ITPI offer smart solutions that serve both the customer and the community – affordable and energy efficient real estate projects that also contribute to the local economy.” Case in point: Primavera Residences, which leads ITPI’s residential portfolio. Located in the Pueblo Business Park, Cagayan de Oro City, Primavera Residences is a sustainable vertical development designed to maximize air ventilation and natural lighting to make unit ownership and maintenance financially convenient. Its energy-saving design features result in up to 20% savings in energy consumption. Photovoltaic solar panels to be installed on the rooftop will provide enough energy to power the common areas, resulting in lower association dues.

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that REINAN CARL P. YAP 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 REINAN CARL PAGUDAN YAP who was born on July 27, 1989 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are RICARDO YAP and MARETE PAGUDAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 14, 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: JUNE 5 & 12, 2014

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Primavera Residences was recognized as the Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines by the prestigious International Property Awards in the Asia-Pacific Property Summit last May 9 in Kuala Lumpur. MyProperty.ph’s mission, meanwhile, is to give visitors information and products to aid them in their search for their dream home. And by listening to the market and evolving to go with the public’s constantly changing needs, MyProperty. ph is able to do just that. “We are very much in the middle of making our users armed with useful information and a wide variety of quality choices for properties, property developments, and news from and for all the industry’s stakeholders; the property developers/sellers and the property buyers,” De Castro explained. Units at Primavera Residences are ready for occupancy, and are available for purchase or rent. To inquire, visit its website at www.primaveraresidences. com or call +63 917 7921080. In fact, MyProperty.ph recently unveiled a revamped website with a new look as well as easy-to-use features that will make the home hunt and selection much easier. Moreover, the release of the website’s quarterly print version at the start of 2014 is enabling them to reach a wider audience to bring them the latest news and information on local real estate.

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“The Philippines welcomes President Yu d h o y o n o a n d h i s delegation on his first state visit to our country. With our shared history, heritage, and aspirations, Indonesia is an invaluable friend and a reliable partner of the Filipino people. As staunch advocates of the ASEAN C o m mu n i t y, o u r t w o

nations share a partnership that grows from strength to strength,” President Aquino emphasized in a speech. The two leaders witnessed the signing of three agreements, including a historic agreement concerning the delimitation of the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) boundary. It took 20 years of negotiations to set this boundary between overlapping territories in the Mindanao, Sulawesi, and the Philippine seas. “This is a milestone agreement that is founded on the principles o f i n t e r n a t i o n a l l a w, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. It serves as a solid proof to our steadfast commitment to uphold the rule of law and pursue the peaceful and equitable settlement of maritime concerns,” President Aquino stressed. President Yudhoyono noted that the boundary agreement proves that maritime border tensions can be resolved peacefully. “ This (EEZ B ound ar y Delimitation Agreement) is also a good model and example that boundary disputes, including maritime boundary, can be resolved through peaceful means without the use of military means that may disrupt peace and stability in our region or elsewhere in the world,” Yudhoyono remarked. The successful completion of the discussions on border matters is expected to open further opportunities for economic cooperation in the border areas and strengthen both nations security. “This will benefit both Indonesian and Filipino people,” he added. The two other agreements signed by Filipino Foreign

Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario and Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa were a Memorandum of Understanding on Higher Education Cooperation and a Memorandum o f Un d e r s t a n d i n g o n Combating International Terrorism. “ This shows both countries commitment to further increase people-topeople contact and cooperate in creating regional security,” Yudhoyono stated. Yudhoyono and Aquino also discussed increased cooperation in the area of disaster response and management and agreed to enhance trade relations, par ticularly to double bilateral trade by 2016. “ We t o o k n o t e o f Indonesia being the Philippines 11th largest trading partner in 2013, with total trade between us amounting to US$ 3.51 billion,” President Aquino pointed out. B oth countries also agreed to accelerate c o op e r at i on i n t r a d e, investment, and other areas of economic cooperation. Last year, the trade volume between the two countries reached US$ 4.59 billion with an average growth of 10.9 percent in the last five years. In particular, Indonesia and the Philippines asserted their commitment to continue offering regional cooperation in the framework of the BruneiIndonesia-Malaysia-the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Agreement (BIMPEAGA). Both Indonesia and the Philippines are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) that also includes Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, M a l a y s i a , M y a n m a r,

Vi e t n a m , S i n g a p o r e , Thailand, and Laos. President Yudhoyono invited Filipino investors to invest in various projects of the Master Plan for the Acceleration and Expansion of Indonesian Economic Development (MP3EI) 2011-2025. The government has disbursed over US$ 73 billion since 2011 for the MP3EI projects. Between 2015 and 2017, 25 strategic projects worth US$ 26 billion will be launched in areas, such as railroads, electricity, ports, telecommunications, and highways. During his state visit to the Philippines, President Yudhoyono received two awards. The Philippine Government conferred the Order of Sikatuna with the Rank of Raja (Grand Collar) to Yudhoyono. This is believed to be the highest award given to a foreign national. This award was bestowed on Yudhoyono not only for his outstanding efforts in enhancing bilateral relations between Indonesia and the Philippines but also for his active contribution in ASEAN; promotion of inter-faith dialogue as well as the promotion of peace, stability, and human rights in the Asia Pacific region. Yu d h o y o n o a l s o received the Global S t at e s m a n s h i p Aw a r d presented by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as recognition for his efforts and contributions towards economic development in Indonesia. President Yudhoyono is the first Asian leader to re ceive t his award. Previously, similar awards were conferred to former Brazilian president Lula da Silva in 2010 and former Mexican president Felipe Calderon in 2012. (PNA/ Antara)

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DENR Caraga leads the observance of World Environment Month celebration By Nora L. Molde - PIA-Caraga

BUTUAN City - “We are celebrating June as the Environment Month,” says Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) regional executive director (RED) Nonito M. Tamayo in a press statement Tuesday. Ac c ord i n g t o R E D Tamayo, this month – June is considered “a special to all of us who care for the preservation and protection of our environment and natural resource.” The yearly celebration was established by virtue of proclamation no. 237 signed by President Corazon C. Aquino in 1988 of which the DENR has been mandated to lead this celebration. Tamayo said, the DENR has lined up various activities to give meaning to the celebration and stimulate awareness to the people of the environment in the face of challenges of the global climate changes. “Today (June 5), the United Nations and the more than 100 countries in the world will celebrate the World Environment Day to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and encourage political attention and action,” Tamayo said. He also said that the World Environment Day celebration is anchored on the theme, “Small Islands and Climate Change: Raise your voice, not the sea level” is very much appropriate at this time “that we are experiencing the effects of the global climate change.” Tamayo further said, June 5 serves also as the ’’people’s day’’ for doing something positive for the environment, concreting individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet. Also, on June 25, the nation will be celebrating the Arbor Day, a simultaneous mangrove planting will be held regionwide. “The declaration of the United Nations General Assembly for 2014 as the Year of Small Islands Developing

States aims to celebrate the contribution of this group of countries and territories,” Tamayo said. These small islands are home to vibrant and distinct cultures and heritage as well as to rich ecosystems, biodiversity and dazzling landscapes, Tamayo added. These small islands faced with many environmental challenges brought about by Climate change. Rising ocean levels is threatening to wipe out if not reduce small islands into smaller pieces of lands. Melting ice and the expansion of the oceans which both due to global warming are the causes of sea level rise. Philippines is an archipelago with 7,107 islands and though we do not fall under the category of small island states, some islands in the country is at high risk from rising seas particularly those villages that are situated in the low lying areas. “We are also confronted with the problem of waste management. We seem to care less of throwing our waste everywhere. We do not practice waste segregation and we have problem of land space to dispose solid and liquid waste. It would seem to take little time before we are literally buried in trash,” he said. “It is good for us that the President and DENR through the leadership of Secretary Ramon JP Paje have timely implemented the National Greening Program (NGP) on February 2011 as a strategy to cushion the impact of climate change through out the country,” Tamayo added. Furthermore, the purpose of the NGP according to Tamayo is to plant 1.5 billion trees in 1.5 million hectares of forest lands nationwide. “From 2011 to 2013, some 683,069 hectares of the NGP sites, or 46 percent of the 1.5 million hectare target, have been planted, with more than 1.2 million jobs generated. For 2014, the NGP has targeted to produce 164 million seed-

lings and plant them in the different parts of the country covering 300,000 hectares,” Tamayo bared. Tamayo said the call of this year’s celebration is to

recognize that “we all face the same challenges and are connected and united by our common goal of a sustainable and prosperous life for all on this planet.”

“The call is to raise our voice in solidarity with one another, particularly with the people of the small islands. Whether it is to organize clean up cam-

paigns, tree planting, plastic bans, art exhibits, recycling drives, social media campaigns and others - every action counts,” Tamayo concluded.

Career Executive Officers of Northern Mindanao (CEO-NM) conducts mangrove planting in Camiguin on May 31 through the Bureau of Fisheries Aquatic and Resources (BFAR) Philippine National Aquaculture Program (PNAP). In photo (l-r) are DOH 10 Assistant Regional Director Adriano P. Suba-an; PhilPost 10 Regional Director Nemia S. Acebes; Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) VP Romeo Naces, DBM 10 Regional Director Annabelle M. Atillo, and PIA 10 Regional Director Thelma B. Oliver. (PIA 10)

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