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Pascual takes post as new Davao police chief DAVAO C ity – – Pol i c e Director General Alan Purisima ordered Chief Superintendent Wency Pascual, newly-installed regional director of the Police Regional Office-XI (PRO-XI) to lead his men in doing their job to serve and protect the lives and property of the people. Purisima said the main duty of the police is to maintain peace and order. He recalled President Benigno Simeon Aquino III citing three police personnel in his recent state of the nation address who were merely performing ordinary jobs. “Do not complicate things. A policeman’s job is a simple job. You communicate to people whom you serve, know their needs and address these needs,” he said. Purisima said the feat of the police as cited by the President draws support from the people. He said there will be no complications if the police will only do its normal tasks. Purisima said the challenge of the new regional director will be to stir the PNP XI to a higher level of performance and achievements in the months to come. He advised Pascual to sustain the institutionalization of reforms within the police force and to surpass his predecessor’s performance. “This is to show to the public that the PRO XI remains a dynamic office it has always been with the leadership that sincerely See police, page 11

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Aquino to attend biz gab DAVAO City––President Benigno Aquino III is slated to attend the 22nd Mindanao Business Conference which will be held in Davao City this August 8-10. The President’s confirmation was relayed by John Gaisano conference director of the event during his guesting at the Club 888 Media Forum held yesterday (July 31) at the Marco Polo Davao. Gaisano said they are hoping that the President attend the first day of the event on August 8. In an earlier schedule the President was set to deliver the message on the last day of the conference. The Presidential party will also be composed of cabinet secretaries. The organizers have See attend, page 11

‘River’ festival revived

CROSSING THE RIVER. An Agusanon lumad mother carries a child as they cross the river which is a bound-

ary between Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley. This is an exodus of nearly a thousand Agusanons from the town of Loreto after military operations affected their barangays. Davaotoday.com photo by John Rizle L. Saligumba

Agusan Sur town in ‘state of calamity’ over militarization By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA of DavaoToday.com

TAGUM City, Davao del Norte––The municipality of Loreto, Agusan del Sur was placed by its local government unit under state of calamity after nearly a thousand Agusanon lumads staged a two-day exodus to the provincial capitol in Prosperidad to protest militarization in their villages. Tribal and barangay leaders of the Agusanons met Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza on Friday night, and demanded the pullout of troops belonging to the Philippine Army’s 26th Infantry Battalion from their villages.

Accompanied by religious leaders and rights advocates, the Lumads complained they would hear continuous gunfire in the mountains, and soldiers camping in their communities during their operations against communist guerillas. “Sundon lang unta ang tinuod nga balaod. Sila naay kalaban, tapos didto sila mismo sa komunidad nagapondo. Magpalayo lang unta sila kay kami ang mapagan,(They should follow the law. They have enemies yet they stay in the communities. They should leave so we won’t See calamity, page 11

DAVAO City––To recognize its riverine roots, this Kadayawan Festival in August will mark the revival of the Davao River Festival. “All great cities started out from bodies of water, Davao City started from the Davao River,” said Richard Dian Vilar festival directorate citing the significance of the event. The river festival which was once a part of the Kadayawan Festival before it was discontinued in 2009 will feature at least 10 river floats which will represent the 10 recognized indigenous peoples of the city. To be held in the morning of August 16 the festivities will start at the banks of Barangay 5-A or Barangay Bankerohan which was See river, page 11

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ACT-Davao now a union, calls for negotiations By TYRONE A. VELEZ of DavaoToday.com

DAVAO City––Mary Jane Baluyot is one of the thousands of teachers hired by the city’s local school board on contractual basis to fill up the shortage of teachers in public schools. As a contractual, she receives a salary nearly half of the minimum pay of regular teachers hired by the Department of Education. Baluyot longs to be hired as a regular worker to enjoy benefits and rights. Last Friday, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers Davao Region said such demands are within reach with their accreditation as a union to negotiate for such demands. In a press conference Friday, ACT Davao President Elenito Escalante announced that they have been accredited as a union with Certificate of Registration (no. 1866) granted from the Civil Service Commission and the Department of Labor, He said forming unions in public employees is granted by law such as Magna Carta for Public School Teacher (RA 4670) and Guidelines for the Exercise of the Right to Organize Government Employees (EO 180 series of 1987). Escalante said with this accreditation, ACT Davao Union would be the “sole, exclusive representative of teaching employees (in Davao region) to negotiate and undertake activities for the furtherance of the interest of its members.” The teachers’ population in Davao region from all four provinces reaches up to 25,000. Escalante said fellow teachers received this news warmly as many have longed for an association to ask for benefits and reforms due them as mandated by the law. With unionism, he said, there is now a legally mandated body to represent their demands to the Department of Education. But he said their next step now is to educate fellow teachers on the process of membership which entails reaching teachers from very far towns in Davao region’s See union, page 11

TEACHERS PUSH REFORMS FOR EDUCATION.

Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) Partylist Representative Antonio Tinio (left) and ACT Mindanao coordinator Prof. Mae Templa bat for legislative reforms for the public school sector including salary upgrade, regularization of contractual teachers and increase in allocation education from the national budget. Davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante

Exporters Officials push for climate change-resilient Davao region confident PH export TAGUM City, Davao del Norte––With Mindanao’s vulnerability now to harsher weather disturbances and calamities, the local chief executives (LCEs), national agencies and stakeholders in the Davao region vowed to build the resilience of the people to climate change and disasters. The public officials affirmed to prevent and mitigate the impacts of hazard and related disasters affecting the communities through climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). The functionaries signed the Declaration of Commitment as the most significant output of the two-day Davao Regional Summit on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) for

LCEs at the Bulwagan ng Lalawigan, Tagum City. Some strategies outlined in the document include mainstreaming of CCA and DRR in all local development planning processes; providing leadership in decision-making and implementation of critical sectoral CCA and DRR measures; and, facilitating sharing of practical learning experiences and indigenous knowledge on CCA and DRR, among others. The officials also pushed for the establishment of the Mindanao Climate Change Center, which is a knowledge management center that would promote disaster risk and vulnerability reduction and anticipatory CCA. They further declared the convening of the up-

c om i n g L G U Su m m it Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Proofing on October 24, 2013 in Davao City, with the theme “ADAPTAYO:NOW NA!” While she lauded the functionaries for making their commitment known, Mindanao Authority Chair Secretary Luwalhati Antonino stressed the need for stronger political among the local chief executives in the region in building the capacities of the communities to prevent another Typhoon Pablo. “I hope that you will forever have a burning passion to carry on your commitments,” she said in her keynote address at the culmination of the conference. --Noel Baguio

Davao hotels cut down rates

DAVAO City––With more visitors coming to Davao City this August for the Kadayawan sa Dabaw Festival, the Small Hotel Association of Davao (SHAD) cut down on their room rates. Department of Tourism (DOT 11) regional director Art Boncato acknowledged the initiative of SHAD by offering room rates at the least price of P500 per person per night which he said could be an added attraction. He said with the country’s target of making 56 million Filipinos travel around the country, room promos is a big help.

Davao should take advantage with the domestic growth even as he said that a lot of activities is happening in our city. Davao’s bid for the APEC is still there and by next week a team is coming over to assess and inspect hotel accommodations. Kadayawan Festival celebrates the artistic, cultural, and historical heritage of the Davaoeños. Visitors from local and abroad gather together to mark this event and at the same time, get a taste of the region’s luscious fruits and harvests. PNA

to rally in 4th quarter DAVAO City––The export sector is confident a rebound in the Philippine export is due to happen within the remaining months of the year after its performance slid by 8 percent from US$ 4.93 billion in May last year to US$ 4.89 billion of the same month this year. This was revealed by Philippine Exporters Confederation (PhilExport) national president Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis, Jr. in his speech Thursday at the opening of the 1st Mindanao Exporters Congress, Thursday at SMX Convention Center. The slight reduction came in the wake of the lingering recession in the European Union and the United States coupled with increasing costs of doing business and a fluctuating peso that has repeatedly put the export industry in turmoil. However, the monthto-month decline appears See exporters, page 11

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Palace willing to work with Congress for equitable pork barrel spending

ready for exam. An anxious line of examinees

await Saturday their turn to get to the exams room for a chance to enter the state-run University of the Philippines for academic year 2014 at the corner of Pedro Gil and Taft Avenue in Manila. PNA photo by Oliver Marquez

Mayor: be vigilant when riding a taxi By Lucia F. Broño of PIA-NCR

PASAY City––Following a rape incident of a 15 year old high school student by a taxicab driver and cohort, Pasay City Mayor Antonino “Tony” Calixto advises passengers particularly females to be vigilant before boarding a taxicab. “Be vigilant. Take note of the license plate if you want to ride a taxi cab. Then immediately inform your relatives or friends so that if anything goes wrong, they already have the details,” Mayor Calixto said. Calixto also added that passengers should make sure that there is no other person inside the taxi before boarding or get out immediately if the driver picked-up another person. “Also, look for someone you know who can accompany you when you get a taxi or make sure that there are witnesses around. Besides texting your family or friends, call them and tell them after you get in, tell them you’re on the way make the cab driver hear that someone is expecting you,” said Calixto. The mayor said that people should avoid the same incident to happen again wherein the victim was punched in the stom-

ach and dragged by one of the suspects inside the taxi after getting out from a beauty shop in Taft-Edsa in Pasay around 12 noon on July 20. She told police that few hours later she was transferred at the back seat of the cab where she was again punched by the suspects on the stomach and while inside the taxi, the two suspects repeatedly raped her. Later, they dumped her in C. Raymundo in Pasig City where she called up her 56-year old father about the incident. On July 22, the victim together with his father were on their way to Philippine General Hospital for her Medico-Genital Examination, chanced upon the suspects along Libertad, Pasay City on board the same El Pueblo taxi with plate number TYF-399. Her father immediately called up the police that led to the arrest of the culprits. They are now facing charges of Forcible Abduction with Rape after they were arrested in a follow-up operation conducted by the Operatives of the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) and the Station Investigation and Detective Management Section (SIDMS) of the Pasay City Police Force.

BRP Ramon Alcaraz meets sister ship in Bolinao, Pangasinan

AFTER two months in the high seas, BRP Ramon Alcaraz, the second Hamilton-class cutter in Philippine service, was met off Bolinao, Pangasinan by its sister ship, BRP Gregorio Del Pilar and an estimated 30 civilian craft Saturday. This took place around 3 p.m., according to Philippine Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Fabic. After the “meeting point” ceremonies which lasted for almost an hour, BRP Ramon Alcaraz will proceed to Subic Bay, Zambales escorted by the BRP Gregorio Del Pilar. The country’s newest frigate is expected to dock in Subic Bay late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. “BRP Ramon Alcaraz will anchor for CIQ or customs, immigration, and quarantine until Monday or two days,” Fabic stressed. After the CIQ processing, the ship will then moor at the Alava Wharf for the welcome ceremony to be led See ship, page 8

THE Palace said it is prepared to work with Congress for a more prudent spending of pork barrel funds of lawmakers. “We are prepared to work with them. This is not the first time that we have encountered this particular situation. When the President assumed office, if you notice, the inclination has always been to limit the uses that would be available under the PDAF,” Deputy Presidential spokes-

person Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday. “And you can see by now that the limitations, the tact to limit has given—has produced some success. So we will continue to work with the members of the House on this.” Valte was reacting to questions whether the Palace is prepared to go to war with Congress just to straighten out how pork barrel funds are used.

At the same time, there are also calls on lawmakers to comply with submission of their SALNs so that the public will know how much money they accumulate while in office. But Valte explained that technically, members of Congress are not obliged to submit their SALNs to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) but to the House of Representatives. “Anybody who wants to get a copy of the SALN

should be able to go to the House secretariat to ask for the SALN,” she said. Congressmen submitting SALNs to the BIR is not regular, given that Congress is a co-equal branch and the BIR is under the Executive branch, Valte explained. Malacanang made an assurance this week that the ongoing investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation into the alleged pork barrel scam will be impartial and objective.


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PVB Chairman de Ocampo Welcomes World-Class Board Members P hilippine Veterans Bank (PVB) Chairman Roberto F. de Ocampo introduced four new members of the bank’s Board of Directors to help in pursuing bank-wide strategic directives that would put the bank into a

more relevant position in the local banking industry. Named to the bank’s Board were Guillermo Parayno, former Commissioner of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs; Judith Lopez, Chairman of Isla Lipana &

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Labor Secretary; and veteran banker Alfonso “Boy” Cruz, formerly with the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Development Bank of the Philippines. When asked about the involvement of these notable personalities, Chairman de Ocampo said, “I cannot over-emphasize the fact that with names like these and with the names of other Board members

that are still with us who are also in their own right outstanding members of the community, you have a leadership of the Bank that is second to none.” Earlier last month, de Ocampo was elected chairman of the PVB Board of Directors, and said that his term marks a fresh new beginning for the bank, with the aim of revitalizing the medium-sized

commercial bank to be an active major player in the banking industry in both local and regional markets. “I’d say we have established a Board that is going to signal to the community that this bank intends to be a major player in banking,” de Ocampo added. PVB is owned by more than 300,000 Filipino World War II veterans and their heirs.

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MANILA, Aug. 3 (PNA) -- Setting out in his small banca in the early dawn of June 18, 2013, a 63-year old fisherman in Badoc, Ilocos Norte thought it would just be like any of his regular forays to the sea -- until he came across an unusual sight. Enmeshed in a fishing net between the villages of Pagsanaan Sur and Pagsanaan Norte was an adult rough-toothed dolphin (Steno bredanensis) struggling for life. Despite his age, Francisco Vergara wasted no time in alerting the authorities. The quick action of the senior citizen resulted in the release of the distressed animal just over six hours after being spotted by Vergara. For his honorable action, the Philippine arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has recognized him as its latest Hero of the Environment. Vergara was awarded the distinction last July 25 by Badoc Mayor Arlene Torralba, Vice-mayor Tom Torralba and WWF-Philippines Conservation Program vice-president Joel Palma in simple ceremonies at the town’s Municipal Session Hall. Palma said that WWF’s Heroes of the Environment program was launched in 2009 to reward individuals that show decisive environmental action. Counting Vergara, WWF has only accorded the distinction to 16 people since its launching. Among them is a shy eight-year old that helped save a wounded risso’s dolphin (Grampus griseus) in Mindoro and the highly-

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acclaimed dolphin and peace mural artist, AG Saño, who painted over 30,000 dolphins to protest both the annual killing of dolphins in Japan and the keeping of dolphins in captivity. “To date, however, Vergara is our oldest awardee. He not only made his country proud -- he saved a life. We hope that others can follow his example,” Palma said. Meanwhile, the WWF noted that most Filipinos are unaware that the country is a hotbed for whales and dolphins. Twenty eight species -or a full third of all known cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) species -- have been recorded in Philippine waters as of 2013. Cetaceans which ply our waters include the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) -- made famous by the 1851 novel Moby Dick; the killer whale (Orcinus orca) -- biggest of the dolphins and star of the 1993 film Free Willy; and the massive blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) -- the largest creature on Earth that could reach lengths of 100 feet. Though all cetacean species are protected under Philippine Republic Act (RA) 9147, their incidental capture, known as bycatch, remains a serious and pervasive threat. Since 1997, WWF has been collaborating with leading Filipino marine mammal experts and conservationists to reduce fisheries bycatch and conduct marine mammal training programs with local governments, coastal communities and private sector allies. (PNA) JBP/CMR Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MITSCO Case No;2013-10-1325 Applicant/s 2008-10-1370

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APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line: Iligan City IBJT to Lugait, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1) units. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate to PUJ service on the line: City Proper to Sawali –Fuentes (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of ONE (1) units. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate to PUJ service on the line: City Proper to Buruun (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of ONE (1) units. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of August, 2013.

APPLICANT request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate to PUJ service on the line: City Proper to Steeltown(all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of ONE (1) units. This application will be considered by this Board on August 14, 2013, 10;00 A.M. at its Office, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, on which date applicant shall formally submit his/her evidence. At least FIVE(5)days prior to the date of hearing applicant shall publish its notice once in one(1) DAILY newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition with documentary evidence submitted by the parties; unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence to be submitted by the parties. N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of August, 2013.

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BSP and other central banks W ITH t he economy performing very well, the upcomi ng a nniversa r y of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on July 3 will definitely be sweeter. It is a great feat for one of the youngest monetary authorities in the world. Established in 1993, the BSP (www.bsp.gov.ph) replaced the old “Central Bank of the Philippines,” which was founded in 1949. It was created by virtue of the Philippine Constitution of 1987 a nd t he New Central Bank Act, which gave the bank fiscal and administrative autonomy f rom t he Phi l ippi ne government. The BSP is just one of the 186 central banks around the world. The banks differ in name – some are called

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye “reserve bank,” “monetary authority,” or “national ba n k .” T hey, however, sha re common task s such as setting monetary policy, issuing of national currency, acting as the bank of bankers, supervising and regulating banks, and lending to ailing banks. All of them also serve as the banks of their respective governments. The central banks also ma nage t hei r nat ion’s

foreign exchange reserves. These are deposits in foreign currencies that can be used to deal, trade, or make payments internationally. For exa mple, Asian countries have deposits which are in US dollars or Euro. According to t he International Monetary Fund, the combined foreign exchange reserves of the world’s central banks are now worth $11 trillion.

Cent ra l ba n k s have existed a very long time. In fact, the BSP is 325 years younger than the oldest operating central bank in the world – the Bank of Sweden (www.riksbank. com), which started in 1668. The Bank of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, founded in 1609, actually preceded the “Riksbank,” but it closed for good in 1819. United Kingdom’s Bank of England (BOE), however, is the one widely considered as the pioneer of the modern central banking system. Journalist Jason Rodrigues gave a brief history of the BOE (www.bankofengland. co.uk) in his 2009 article for the British newspaper The Guardian. He said the Bank

A two-way conversation

THINK a minute. Do you sometimes wonder why you didn’t get what you prayed for? Does God really listen and answer our prayers? Is talking with God just something we do to make us feel good about ourselves? How should we pray? Some people sit back after they pray and wait for God to bring them what they want like a waiter in a restaurant? A wise man said: “We are a part of the answer to every prayer that we pray.” So if we ask God to help us do better in school, then we must do our part of studying more and maybe even getting extra help from someone. We can’t expect God to magically put the answers into our brain the day of the test! It could be that while we’re waiting for God to do something, He’s

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst waiting for us to do our part and responsibility. Prayer is a two-way conversation. Prayer is not us getting God to do what we want; it’s more God telling us what He wants so we can learn how to live His successful, satisfying life. And He’s already told us how to live well through Jesus Christ’s life and teaching, the whole Bible, as well as through our thoughts while we’re listening to Him in prayer. Imagine if God always gave us everything we ask for. Then we would just

give Him our orders, forget Him, and go on living our own way. But God created each of us to enjoy a daily, personal relationship with Him. Maybe He’s not giving us exactly what we’re asking for to get our attention, so we’ll start getting closer to Him so we can listen and learn His right, happy way of living. You see, prayer does not only change things, prayer changes US! Other times God wants us to wait, even when we ask Him for good things, because He knows our real

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reasons and motives are wrong and greedy. Or, if we’re asking God to change someone else instead of changing us, then that problem or difficult person may not go away because God wants us to change our heart and attitude toward that person or problem. He’s doing what is best in the long run not only for us, but for everyone else involved. Remember, He is the only One Who can see the big picture or puzzle of life. He knows how everything works and fits together both now and years later! So why not have a real, honest two-way conversation with Him right now? Ask Him to take full charge of your heart and way of living everyday, so He can start showing you His special plan for your life. Just Think a Minute.

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today…” (Deuteronomy 8:18, the Holy Bible). -oooSECRET OF FORBES’ WEALTHIEST FILIPINOS: Did you notice the foreignsounding names of the Filipinos who have been listed in the Forbes’ list of wealthiest around the world? Yes, those who have the fortune of being called not only the Philippines’ wealthiest, but also the world’s richest, are descendants of Filipinos who were once foreigners, or are themselves of foreign descent. And, no matter how we rue this truth, it is the truth which even the Bible told us will happen, for very specific reasons. In Deuteronomy 28:43-44, the Bible said, quite clearly: “The foreign-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio ers who reside among you will rise above you higher and higher, but you will sink lower and lower. They will lend to you, but you will not lend to them. They will be the head, but you will be the tail.” If we read Deuteronomy 28:15, we will understand why foreigners have been destined to reign supreme in our own land, economically, politically, and socially. This verse says: “However, if you do not obey the Lord your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake

you…”

-oooSPIRITUAL DIMENSION OF WEALTH AND RICHES: That being the case, we cannot go around blaming those who have been making it in the Forbes’ list of wealthiest, year in and year out. Clearly, they have been specifically favored by God over Filipino natives. Clearly, they have been enjoying the good life, because that is what the Bible has been saying all along. What then can Filipino natives do to become successful and prosperous like the Filipinos of foreign descent who have amassed

great wealth in our own country? The answer is so simple it is a source of wonder that not many natives have been able to do it and thereby become similarly wealthy and rich. What, really, must be done? Filipino natives must understand that they would have to read the Bible, meditate on it day and night, and obey God’s commands carefully all the time. This is provided for by many verses of the Bible. In Joshua 1:8, we are told that we must not forget to read the Bible everyday, study it day and night, and obey it every second of our lives. The promise is that, if we do all these, then we shall become prosperous and victorious. -oooREAD AND OBEY THE BIBLE FOR SUCCESS AND PROSPERITY: Deuteronomy 28:1-13 tells us that if only we will listen to God and obey His commands, See SECRET, page 8


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from page 6 e me r ge d i n 169 4 t o serve as the government’s banker and debt-manager. Event u a l ly, it b e c a me a “ lender of last resor t” to smaller banks and the issuer of t he countr y’s nationa l c u r renc y. B ot h a re now common functions of central banks today, including BSP. Since every country has its own histor y and laws, their central banks may also have characteristics unique to them. The United States of America’s central bank for instance, which is called the US Federal Reserve System (w w w.federalreser ve.gov), has a unique structure with not one but 12 banks. The distinction is explained in the book The Feder a l Re ser ve Sy stem: Purposes and Functions. It said the “Fed” has one central government called the Board of Governors, which oversee 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks (FRB) situated in the country’s major cities. The Boa rd sets t he moneta r y policy while the FRBs serve as the “operating arms” of the system in their respective districts. The European Central B a n k ( E C B) i s a n o t h e r interesting example. Founded in 1999 when the Euro was i nt roduced a s t he si ng le c u r renc y i n Eu rope, t he ECB (www.ecb.int) sets the monetary policy for its 17 member states, which include Spa i n, Germa ny, Fra nce, and Italy. The countries under it, however, st i l l have t hei r respective national central

ba nks to help implement the policy and ensure the stability of the Euro. The reserves of each national bank are also separate from ECB’s reserves, which is shared by the member states. You may be wondering, is t here a lso a ba n k for the world’s central banks? The answer is yes, and it is the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the world’s oldest financial organization. Based i n Sw it zerla nd, t he BIS ( ht t p://w w w.bis. org) accepts deposits from central banks and serves as a forum for policy analysis and information-sharing among central banks. It does not, however, have any regulatory or supervisory powers over its member central banks. K now i ng t he g loba l financial system that the BSP is part of will make us more appreciative of the positive reviews, credit ratings, and awards that the institution is getting. It is one of the youngest and certainly, not one of the richest (yet) but the fact that it was able to keep our economy strong while the rest of the world was in a financial crisis says a lot about both its potential and capability. So for its 20th “birthday,” my w ish is t hat t he BSP c ont i nu e s t o s o a r a s it develops to be a truly worldclass monetary authority. •• Note: My book, Central B a n k i ng for Ever y Ju a n and Maria is now available in main branches of Fully Booked , Power Book s , National Book Store, and University of the Philippines Press.

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What would it take to get our act together? By Manny Valdehuesa

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The view of our politics and politicians from the bottom is not nice, to say the least. Yet there are many more so-called advocacy groups in our society that claim to be dedicated to reforms, including the faith-based, than the 42,000+ communities or barangays that make up our republic. And there’s a huge government bureaucracy that purports to do good and uphold the eternal verities reflected in our Constitution and laws. What more do we and our neighbors need in order to learn, to be chastened by, and thus to eschew the habit of keeping trapos— traditional politicians—in office? It’s not nice for our social-political development to be bombarded non-stop with scandals and revelations of corruption resulting from trapo dominance. It’s obscene to be lorded over by the same venal faces or governed by the same in-

competents and corruptors. Consider what has been happening ever since the Gang Nam frivolity that attended senate profligacy under erstwhile Martial Law Administrator Juan Ponce Enrile, followed by his cavalier handling of the people’s money, giving millions away as personal gifts at Christmas. Then as if the triumph of trapos and dynasties in the May elections was not terrible enough, today we have horror stories about pork barrel looting made possible by top-level connivance, starring senators and congressmen no less! And not to be outdone, the President rounds out the Dorian Gray Portrait by giving away more instead of less Pork in next year’s national budget. Happy days, and nights, continue for them that are in power while the rest who are not in power are left to simply

grin and bear it. With such a culture of corruption and impunity raging at full throttle in the corridors of power, how can anyone speak of reform, let alone wave the banner of a pretentious slogan like matuwid na daan? Wishy-washy voters But of course, we are all partly to blame. We put them there! We did so, and continue to do so, and we let our neighbors elect them. And it’s all because of our wishy-washy attitude towards politics and politicos. In the senate we now have two pairs of porkaddicted siblings—the Cayetanos and Ejercito/ Estradas—each pair with P 400 million to play around with every year. There’s the Binay father-daughter pair, similarly provisioned for political mayhem, with another in the House—where the list of dynastic tandems and teams pigging out on pork is too long to mention. They

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are all products of our votes and those of our neighbors’. By the end of their terms, they will have amassed or given away billions in cash or assets that none of us ever will be heir to. Instead of learning from experience or from the records of these trapos, we worsen things by allowing the bigger trapos to give them more money and greater leeway for sinning, for plundering, for indulging. What’s with us Filipinos? We seem incapable of learning from experience. We make a mockery of our ideals—as religious devotees, as democracy-adherents, and as a nation with a fairly high educational attainment. What will it take to reform our ways? (MindaViews is the opinion section of MindaNews. Manny Valdehuesa is the president and national convenor of Gising Barangay Movement Inc. He can be reached at valdehuesa@ gmail.com.)

Maguindanao intensifies relief distribution to flood victims COTABATO City––The provincial government of Maguindanao has intensified on Saturday its relief missions to thousands of families displaced by floods recently, the office of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu today said.

Lynette Estandarte, provincial budget officer, said three relief teams have been fielded to Maguindanao’s 25 municipalities submerged in flood waters due to incessant rains brought about low pressure area. The provincial disaster

risk reduction and management council said at least 48,000 families have been affected by the floods in 25 municipalities, mostly those located near the marshland known as Liguasan. Estandarte said the relief teams transported 10 tons

of rice, noodles and canned goods to the towns of Datu Montawal, Pagalungan, Sultan Sa Barongis, Buluan, Pandag, Mother Kabuntalan, Northern Kabuntalan, General SK Pendatun, Datu Piang, Datu Odin Sinsuat and Shariff Saidona.


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The birth of Dunggoan Elementary School By Ludwig R. Gomera

Dunggoan Elementary School was founded last June 2001 as one of the farthest elementary school in the Division of Cagayan de Oro City. It is located in Sitio Dunggoan, Barangay Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro City.

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by President Benigno S. Aquino III Aug. 6. The Filipino warship began its maiden voyage to its new home, Philippines, when it departed Charleston, South Carolina June 10

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of LORITO T. BACALARES, JR., who died intestate on October 12, 2008, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 11, Block 3, Psd-13-011828, being a portion of lot 3566, Pls-22) situated in the Barrio of Ambago, City of Butuan, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-29009, containing an area of 50 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE LORITO T. BACALARES, JR. WITH SIMULTANEOUS SALE made and entered into deceased Lorito T. Bacalares, Jr.’s heirs, namely, Prescilla Vacalares, Jhonard Y. Vacalares, and Mark Jhon Y. Vacalares, and as heirs/ vendors, selling, ceding, conveying and transferring aforementioned property unto vendee Rosalie C. Del Rosario for and in consideration of P100,000.00, per Doc. No. 123; Page No. 25; Book No. 10; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Noreen Grace C. SaliseGonzaga, Notary Public for and in Butuan City. MDN: July 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 2013

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ERNESTO B. PACHES and DIGNA S. PACHES, who died intestate on December 3, 1993 and December 8, 1999 respectively and the registered owner of a parcel of land evidenced by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-72468 which is herein more particularly described as follows, to wit; Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-72468 “A parcel of land (Lot 9, Block 1, Pcs-104305-001035, being a portion of Lot 6631, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre, Lot 24235-F, Psd-10-005313, Lot 1, Lot 2, Pcs10-000039) situated in the Barrio of Iponan, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO (122) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, entered and executed on this July 16, 2013, by and between: 1. RACHEL NAZER SACAYANAN PACHES, married and a resident of General Santos City; 2. ERNA LIZA SACAYANAN PACHES, single and a resident of Metro Manila; 3. VANESSA PEARL SACAYANAN PACHES, married and a resident of Tulunan North, Cotabato; 4. JENNIFER C. PACHES, single and a resident of Quezon City; are the legitimate heirs. That the Heirs and the Vendor deemed it beneficial to convey the said property and have agreed to sell the aforementioned parcel of land to ARTHUR D. JALAGAT married to JUDAH CAAGBAY-JALAGAT, both of legal age, Filipino, and a residents of Block 1 Lot 10, Villamar Subdivision, Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, hereinafter called the Vendees. That for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 380,000.00) Philippine currency, in hand actually paid by Spouses Arthur and Judah Jalagat, herein Vendees and receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged by the Heirs and Vendor, said Heirs and Vendor hereby SELL, TRANSFER, and CONVEY unto the said Vendees the above-described parcel of land. As per Doc. No. 287; Page No. 58; Book No. XLIV; Series of 2013; under notary public of ATTY. HENRY J. BACAL. MDN: JULY 29, AUG. 5 & 12, 2013

The school was separated from the mother school (Man-ai Elementary School) last June 2001. A distance of 8 kilometres from the school to Man-ai, Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro City and approximately 40 kilometres away from the city of Cagayan de Oro.

The school has 2 makeshift buildings which comprises the Kindergarten and grade 1- 2 classrooms. The other building is for grade 3- 4 and 5- 6 classes. Through the effort of the school In- charge with the support of the Schools Division Superintent, Ma-

dame Elena M. Borcillo, the school has its electrical light connection last March 6, 2013. Today, a new concrete nationally funded building with 2 classrooms is opened and blessed last July 23, 2013 to cater the needs of Dunggoan Elementary School pupils.

The ship made port stops in Mayport, Florida; San Diego, California; Hawaii, and Guam. Last July 28 at exactly 2 p.m., BRP Ramon Acaraz left Guam for the final stretch of its journey to the Philippines. One of the officers on board BRP Ramon Alcaraz, Lt. (JG) Errol Cruz, wrote in his blog that the sail past activity in Casiguran marked the first official activity of Alcaraz in Philippine territory. PNA

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barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. “The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath… Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity... You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none… The Lord will make you the head, not the tail… you will always be at the top, never at the bottom…” What then are we waiting for? Read and obey the Bible. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of VIRGILIO I. IGNILAN, who died intestate in Purok 11, Afga, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur on February 17, 2013, consisting of a parcel of land situated in Barangay Los Angeles, Butuan City covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-56478 of the Registry of Deeds of Butuan City containing an area of 10,000.00 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE made and entered into by and among deceased Virgilio I. Ignilan’s legitimate children and sole heirs, namely, widow Anita L. Ignilan, Alfredo L. Ignilan, Virgelio L. Ignilan, Nilda I. Panambo, Nilson L. Ignilan, Nlo L. Ignilan, Anil L. Ignilan, Cilda L. Ignilan, Aireen I. Ponchecha, Liza L. Ignilan, and Ronald L. Ignilan, with the parties waiving whatever right, interest or claim they may have on the subject property in favor of Ronald L. Ignilan, per Doc. No. 521; Page No. 53; Book No. 2; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Simon Peter S. Jalad, Notary Public with PTR No. 0564841 (1-08-13) until December 31, 2014. MDN: Aug. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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many blessings shall come upon us: we will be exalted among the nations; all of God’s blessings will come upon us; we will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country; our children will be blessed; our works and other means of livelihood will be blessed. Let’s hear the other blessings from this part of the Bible: “You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out. The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. The Lord will send a blessing on your NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of NARCISO H. JUGAO, who died intestate at Barangay Diego Silang, Butuan City on December 27, 2000, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 79-B, Psd-100202-017627 ) situated in the Barrio of Binagyuhan, City of Butuan covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-32908 containing an area of 150,000 square meters, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF DECEASED NARCISO H JUGAO made and entered into by decedent Narciso H. Jugao’s surviving spouse and legitimate children, namely, Phoeve V. Jugao, Nilda J. Barril, Nestor V. Jugao, Terisita J. Soliva, Erlinda V. Jugao, and Agnes V. Jugao, per Doc. No. 701; Page No. 42; Book No. XXVI; Series of 2013 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Clint T. Dabalos, Notary Public. MDN: July 29, Aug. 5 & 12, 2013

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH UNILATERAL DEED OF SALE Notice is hereby given that sometimes last November 2, 1975 in Catarman Camiguin and on March 5, 1995 in Catarman Camiguin, PACIENCIO G. YSALINA and JOSEFA G. YSALINA died intestate, leaving certain real property where the vendors are surviving heirs, more particularly described as follows; “A Parcel of Land (lot 20359-B, Psd-10-005158 being a portion of lot 20359, Cad-369-D, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the Barrio of Lumbia, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEN (415) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH UNILATERAL DEED OF SALE, made and executed in the City of Cagayan de Oro, by and between: MANUEL G. YSALINA and NORMA YSALINA-VALENCIA, both of legal age, married, Filipinos and all residents of Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as VENDORS; in favor of INOCENCIA J. PHILLIPS, likewise of legal age, Filipino, married to Richardson Phillips and a resident of Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro, hereinafter referred to as a VENDEE. That for and in consideration of the amount of TWELVE THOUSAND Pesos (P 12,000.00) Philippine Currency, paid in cash by the VENDEE INOCENCIA J. PHILLIPS, and receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the VENDORS MANUEL G. YSALINA and NORMA YSALINA-VALENCIA, the VENDORS herein by virtue of said amount do hereby SELL, TRANSFER, CEDE and CONVEY, absolutely and forever the above property unto the Vendee Inocencia J. Phillips. As per Doc. No. 191; Page No. 39; Book No. 95; Series of 2011; under Notary Public of ATTY. REYNALDO S. LLEGO. MDN: AUG. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

NUTRITION MONTH CELEBRATION 2013 OF BAYANGA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HERMIE D. ABUEVA, Teacher I

Bayanga Elementary School once again celebrate the annual nutrition month during the length of July 2013. This years theme is “Gutom at malnutrisyon, sama-sama nating wakasan!” (Hunger and malnutrition, let us end it together!). This months celebration focuses and addresses the state, goals on, and causes of hunger in the Philippines. It aims to raise awareness on hunger issues, and actions to mitigate hunger and malnutrition. It also emphasizes the need for active participation and contribution of multistakeholder on addressing hunger issues. The themes focus also advocates for stronger political action to end hunger. In support of this developmental program, the Bayanga Elementary School engaged in activities that highlights the importance of good health and nutrition for the whole month of July. The teachers integrates in their subject areas the importance of being healthy and other activities about nutrition and hygiene. Last July 25, 2013, the school culminates the Nutrition Month Celebration. Numerous and fun activites was held during that day. The Kinder and Grades 1-2 conducted a Seach for A1 Child. The teacher adviser searched for the most healthy boy and girl in their respective class to participate the said contest and then invited guests, judged all the pupils representative and select the most healthy boy and girl. Before the judging, all the participants made a very wonderful intermission number, choreographed by our Kinder teacher Ms. Karen Caagbay. To intertained and educate the audience about healthy nutrition, the Grades III and IV held a Jingle Contest. They were so amazing and the audience is havin’ a good time as well as learned something from their jingle. The Nutrition Month Celebration will not be complete without the Cooking Contest. Grades V and VI showcase their skills in cooking and creativity. The Grade V pupils made an Invented Snacks wherein they will make a snacks that was never

created before. Then, the Grade VI pupils cooked a very healthy Main Dish. A sumptuos and healthy food was served to our guests and invited judges. And the highlight of that days event was the Booth Contest for all grade levels. The pupils together with their active parents and advisers prepared their booth ahead of time. During the culminating day, our celebration was so festive because of the beautiful and creative Booth prepared by each class. There were different fruits and vegetables inside the booth and even some booth made a healthy viand and snacks. Invited stakeholders also came to celebrate with us, the Pilgrim Institute Batch-83 sponsored a childrens party in one of the class in BES and sponsored an oplan haircut to those pupils who wished to trim their hair. The McDonald Company also shared their mascot to entertatin everybody and also conducted a childrens party in one of the class in BES. Since the celebration was a collaboration with the family, that day was also a FAMILY day for Bayanga Elementary School. A funfilled activities was made. Series of parlor games was participated by a parent and child tandem. And as part of that celebration an Oath Taking Ceremony for Homeroom Parents-Teacher Association (HRPTA) and Club Officers was held. Our very active and supportive barangay captain Levy Baang inducted the officers. Before the days’ activities end, all the winners of each contest was awarded and was given a simple but from the heart prizes, sponsored by our Barangay officials headed by Barangay Captain Levy Baang. All were tired, exhausted because the sun is up but surely and most definitely everybody enjoyed all the activities that was done throughout the day. KUDOS to all the teachers who facilitated all the activities and all the glory and honor is given to our Great Lord for giving us a good weather and supportive people that made our Nutrition Month Culminating Activity successful. To God be the glory!

Publication Notice RA 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-021-2013

Date: July 29, 2013

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 Amelyn Baja Limpiada has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from “August 20, 1979” to “August 9, 1979” in the certificate of birth of Amelyn D. Baja at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Arcadio Baja and Edna Dablo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that August 10, 2013. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: AUG. 5 & 12, 2013


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any tissue in the body. Therapy using stem cells from a patient’s own body is desirable because it does not cause immune rejection, as can happen with tissues and organs from donors. Currently, most scientists use a complicated process to engineer regular skin and blood cells into specific cell types. That’s because there are few pure sources of master cells--apart from human embryos, whose use is quite controversial. Researchers are now finding small numbers of stem cells in urine. Anthony Atala, director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, said, “The advantage with urine is that you are getting approximately 2 liters of urine out every day. So you don’t have to keep going back and sticking the patient [with a needle] or doing biopsies on the patient.” Reporting in the journal Stem Cells, a team from Wake Forest described how urine samples from 17 healthy individuals ranging in age from 5 to 75 contained stem cells that could be isolated, then coaxed to become smooth muscle-type cells like those that line the inside of the urethra and bladder. Potential shown Next, they placed the differentiated cells onto biologically-active support structures called scaffolds, made from pig intestine, then implanted the engineered tissue into mice. After one month, the urine-derived stem cells developed biological markers of connective tissue and blood vessels, suggesting that they also had the potential to become bone, muscle, nerve or fat cells. While urine may be a plentiful and less invasive way to obtain stem cells, some experts are skeptical about its value as a source of stem cells. Chris Mason, a regenerative medicine researcher at University College London, said there are very few usable stem cells in the liquid waste. But he said in a Skype interview that the unusual research into urine-derived stem cells needs further scientific exploration. “It looks like it’s an area where we are looking at very, very early data from a few groups. And I think that before we can say for cer-

tain there are [usable stem cells in urine], one would have to have it reproduced by a number of different laboratories. So I think it’s more of a question mark and a maybe, rather than a certainty and a definitely not,” said Mason. Researchers in China, meanwhile, report having grown tiny tooth buds from master cells found in urine. Researchers caution it is not yet clear, however, whether those buds can take root and grow into replacement teeth.

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get caught.)” said Ricky Lope, Sitio Leader of Mampait, Barangay Sabud. The Agusanons endured a grueling two-day travel circuiting two provinces. Starting Thursday, they walked four hours from their evacuation center in Barangay Kauswagan, Loreto, Agusan del Sur, crossed a river to reach the neighboring Laak, Compostela Valley. Then they took a bus that brought them to Tagum City in Davao del Norte at night. Friday morning they traveled to Prosperidad and held a camp-in until provincial officials responded. The Agusanons took this circuitous route to steer clear of the military. As of this writing, provincial officials advised the Agusanons to go back and camp in Loreto gym, where they said relief and support are now prepared for them. The exodus The flight of the Agusanons began July 27 with 423 people seeking refuge in Kauswagan Elementary School. But the number swelled to nearly a thousand from Brgys. Sabud, Kauswagan and San Mariano as residents heard gunshots growing everyday in the mountains. The 26th Infantry Battalion, guided by paramilitary Bagani Force began operations in the middle of July. They arrested four Agusanon youths, including two minors who were ‘tortured’. The community leaders decided on Wednesday to go to Prosperidad and asked for help, as aid promised by the municipal social welfare failed to arrive. At 4 in the morning the next day, the camp was already up with people packing up, fetching water and preparing food. By 8am the evacuees grouped by sitios to easily secure themselves. But the vehicles arranged by human

rights groups responding to them did not arrive, as it was reportedly blocked by the military. This left the Agusanons no choice but to walk all the way to Laak in hopes of finding transportation there. Datu Buwasawan, the Agusanon’s tribal chieftain, said he was worried about the bataan (women with children), as there are around 300 children including infants in the group. “Men may have the strength but there are too many children, we should decide to leave them or bring them,” he said. After walking for an hour, the Lumads crossed a knee-deep river which is the boundary between the province of Agusan del Sur and Compostela Valley. T he e v a c u e e s we re surprised when they came across a few men in military uniform who immediately hid behind a purok (village waiting shed) upon seeing them. “Karon nahadlok sila kay nangisog ta. Nagpadayag ra man ta sa tinuod (They’re scared now because we stood up an told the truth),” said Datu Buwasawan. Upon reaching Laak they indeed negotiated with habal-habal (motorcycle) drivers to carry the children first to the terminal. On arriving at the terminal, they negotiated for three buses that brought them to Tagum City. Their travel was stopped by four military checkpoints in which some of these were set up before their buses arrived, according to a resident near one of these checkpoints. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/ davaotoday)

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invited 11 other cabinet secretaries who will personally address the issues raised in the different Mindanao regional consultations that were conducted prior to the Minbizcon. Among those invited were the Secretaries of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) , Department of Finance, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). According to Gaisano they had consulted nearly 250 businessmen and industry organization leaders in five regions all over

Mindanao and asked them to identify key economic concerns that will be presented during the event. “This is the first time that Minbizcon will be an issue-oriented conference,” Gaisano added. Part of the discussions will be the looming effects of the ASEAN integration this 2015 where ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) will be joined into a single market economy. The event is expected gather around 1,000 delegates mostly key business leaders from Mindanao and the Philippines as well as guests coming from the Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA). Gaisano bared that they are expecting more people to attend as the secretariat have reported that the number of pre-registrants are twice as many compared to those who pre-registered from previous Minbizcons. “We are expecting that there will be more than a thousand delegates,” Gaisano said. He added that he hopes the Minbizcon will be successful, not in terms of the President’s presence or the overwhelming attendance but that the government has addressed most of the issues raised during the conference. --Rudolf Ian G. Alama of PIA

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the site of the old trading post and the fort of Datu Bago. The parade will make its way to the river until it reaches the river bank along the Tiongko Football field near the estuary. Vilar said that Davao River has become a tangible natural heritage of the city. The term Duhwow from which Davao City got its name from the river, as the word means high grounds. He added that as of the present they have secured the commitments of 13 bancas (boats) to be used as river floats, they are also inviting the Philippine Navy and the Philippine Coast Guard to join the festivities. The parade would last to about one-hour and will be marked by cultural presentations from the indigenous tribes which will be performed at the river banks. The festivity will also highlight the need to preserve the environmental integrity of the Davao River. In the earlier stagings of the river festival, the activity

has been utilized as a means to spread awareness about the delicate condition of the Davao River which can still be saved from further environmental destruction. --Rudolf Ian G. Alama of PIA

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has the community in heart and always supported by men and women who always place duty above self,” Purisima said. He praised Chief Superintendent Jaime Morente for his accomplishments in his stint in Davao Region as director of the PNP XI, particularly in ensuring the peace during the recent local and national elections, the campaign against illegal guns, private armed groups and enforcing law and order. Pascual, meanwhile said it is not enough that the police are accessible to the people. He envisioned the PRO XI to be people-friendly, complimented by efficiency and dedication to duty. “I will intensify police presence in the integrated patrol system in the region, to make the citizens feel that the police are just around to serve and protect them,” Pascual said. He also cited the need to improve the skills of all policemen in the region so that all the places will be safe and secured. --Joey Sem G. Dalumpines of PIA

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four provinces. Only teachers and principals are accepted as union members. For ACT Partylist representative Antonio Tinio, compensation for teachers’ sacrifices are long overdue. “The teachers are the only government employees who do not get overtime pay,” said Tinio, enforcing the notion of public school teachers as new beasts of burden for being overworked and underpaid. Tinio said since Davao is the first region in Mindanao to form its union, it should learn from the ACT NCR Union which negotiated for benefits for its 55,000-strong members. Professor Mae Templa, coordinator of ACT in Mindanao, also said that the granting economic and democratic rights serve to boost morale and dignity of the teachers. Tinio also said teachers’ salary upgrade will be his main agenda in the budget

appropriations sessions in the House of Representatives next week. He also said ACT and other partylists from the Makabayan bloc in the House will push for the scrapping of Provincial Development Allocation Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel as it deprives the people with much needed social services. Tinio will also push for the regularization of contractual and volunteer teachers hired by the local school board to fill in the need of 60,000 school teachers targeted by DepEd for this school year. AC T D av a o Un i on presented their 16-point agenda for the Collective Negotiation Agreement including salary upgrading, higher allowances, rice subsidy and grocery allowance, regularization of contractual and volunteer teachers, additional leave, implementation of six-hour maximum actual teaching hours per day, regulation of class size and teaching load, graduate study leave with pay, transparency in hiring and promotion process, protection against unjust charges, full enjoyment of GSIS benefits, ensuring mechanisms to raise grievances, CNA incentive, representation in policy making bodies and other committees and adequate workplace facilities. (Tyrone A. Velez/ Davao Today)

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to be slower especially for the electronics sector, that gives hope for the industry to still post a positive growth, he said. He said they are getting their confidence on the core product strategies spelled out in the Philippine Export Development Fund (PEDP) which focuses on moving up the value chain; capturing higher-value processes in the global supply chain; and developing product linkages for organic, natural, “green” and certification-enabled products. Ortiz-Luis pointed out that core market strategies refer to maximizing the benefits of free trade agreements; target highgrowth emerging markets; and attracting the migration of supply chain nodes to the Philippines. He said PhilExport is also banking confidence on PEDP’s key export promotion strategy that integrates tourism, services and merchandise trade to maximize returns on promotional spending and achieve sustained growth in market share.

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DAVAO CITY -- The 2013 Mayor Rody and Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte Lumba Bisikleta is slated Aug 25 in an out-and-back course at the Shrine Hills in Matina, this city in preparation for cadets to the Batang Pinoy Games. Organizer Salvador “Jun” Paholio Jr., secretary general of PhilCycling Mindanao, said categories in the one-day event are the Open Elite, Junior (22 years old under), Cadet (15 yrs. Old under), Executive and Golden Boys (50 yrs. Up) where cash prizes and medals are up for grabs in this individual and team competition. Each team is allowed a maximum of three entries per category. The winners in the team event will be determined by the total number of points acquired based from their individual performances. The individual champion will earn P3,000, while the second and third will get P2,000 and P1,000, respectively. The top three teams will be awarded P5,000, P3,000 and P2,000

in that order. “This is for the road bikers only with no entry fee required,” Paholio said during a meeting with representatives of different cycling clubs last Tuesday night. Among those present during the meeting were race officials Carlofer Salonga, Novie Jan Tee and Ma. Jovita “Jojo” Tan of PhilCycling Davao, Dominic Carpio of Davao Pobre Bikers Association (Dapoba), George Planas of Terrain Challenger and Ferdie James Neryid of Mumho Riders. Riders in the Open Elite will have to make four laps for a total of 60 kilometers. Each lap or loop is equivalent to 15 km. The Junior and Executive will have three laps while the Cadets and Golden Boys with only two. “This will also be our preparation for our Cadets to the Batang Pinoy Games,” Paholio said. He said this year’s Pinoy Games Mindanao leg is scheduled on Aug. 2731. (PNA)

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Koronadal City’s football ace makes it to ‘Young Azkals’ team GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- An emerging football ace from nearby Koronadal City in South Cotabato has made the 22-player pool of the Philippine Football Federation’s (PFF) future or “Young Azkals.” Football coach Jun Fusoc said 11 yearold Agiel John Rojo of Koronadal City has been chosen by the PFF as among the young football players from various parts of the country who will join an upcoming educational trip and football training in Lougborough, United Kingdom. He said Rojo, who is a Grade 5 pupil at the Koronadal Central Elementary School-I, made it to the “young Azkals” pool following a rigid tryout and selection process conducted by the PFF earlier this

month in Cagayan de Oro City. “He is one of the five qualifiers from Mindanao and the only one in Region 12,” Fusoc said. Rojo is a product of the Kasibulan grassroots football program of the provincial government of South Cotabato’s Sports–Aral initiative. The program, which is held every summer, is run by PFF affiliate Football Association of South Cotabato. “I used to train and do warm ups even during school days that starts at 4 m at the South Cotabato Sports Complex,” Rojo said. Rojo, together with his other team mates in the province train under the tutelage of coach Fusoc through the

Kasibulan grassroots football program. With the emergence of Rojo as football ace, Fusoc said their hard work and dedication to engage students and young children through sports have finally paid off. “At last, we have produced promising athlete in his age bracket.” Fusoc said. “(But) I still look forward for more athletes who will follow his footsteps as there are still potential players in our team,” he said. Rojo is set to leave for Manila in early August for the initial leg of the training arranged by the PFF. The 22-player team’s training in the United Kingdom is slated on August 24 to Sept. 15. (PNA)

Habla on top at Nat’l Chess C’ship MANILA -- Former swimmer but now National Master Jony Habla stopped International Master Emmanuel Senador for solo lead in the 2013 Semi-Finals National Chess Championships at the Ponciano Bernardo Elementary School, P. Tuazon Blvd. Cubao, Quezon City. Habla used London System in 55 moves of London System Opening using the white pieces to raise his total 4.5 points. Earlier, he beat Ricky Echala and NM Gerry Cabellon, drew with FM Fernie Donguines and upset top seed IM Rolando Nolte, respectively. Meanwhile,Fide Master Paulo Bersamina and Narquingden Reyes shot up to second to seventh place with 4.0 points

following their impressive wins. Bersamina defeated Joseph Navarro after 44 moves of Caro-Kann defense while Reyes routed Efren Arguelles after 28 moves of Sicilian skirmish. Also with 4.0 points are IM Richelieu Salcedo III, IM Joel Pimentel, FM Roderick Nava and NM Raymond Salcedo. In the distaff side, top seed Gladys Hazelle Romero halted former solo leader Jean Karen Enriquez after 57 moves of Sicilian defense using the black pieces to create a four-way tie for first place with 3.0 points each that includes Janena Marie Regencia and Krizza Lyn Abasolo after four outings. (PNA)

Preparation for Cobra Ironman 70.3 in Cebu on final stages CEBU CITY -- Organizers of this year’s Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 international marathon said preparations for the event are on their final stages. Potholes on the 56-mile bike route were filled, traffic routes were finalized and the athletes' medals have been commissioned from Cebu's best international designer. Some 2,000 athletes from 36 countries are joining the event. The Sunday event marks the second year that the Ironman 70.3 is being staged in Cebu and the fifth time in the country after Camarines Sur hosted the first race in 2009. “This is the most intense preparation that we've done,” said Princess Galura, general manager of Sunrise Events Inc., the organizer of the Ironman 70.3. “If before, local government units acted separately, this time everyone is getting along and helping one another,” she said. The race drew 2,150 participants or a 21 percent increase

from last year's attendance. The event will have athletes complete a 1.2-mile swim in the waters of Mactan, bike for 56 miles up to the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City and Talisay City, then run a 13.1 mile course through Lapu-Lapu City. Lapu-Lapu City will host the event in coordination with the Capitol and cities of Mandaue, Cebu and Talisay. The races start and end at the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa in Lapu-Lapu City, the same venue last year. Australian Pete Jacobs, who won his first Ironman World Championships title last year will be back to defend his title. A world celebrity in the music industry also signed up but his name is under wraps, Galura said. Medals for this year's participants and top performers of the Ironman 70.3 are designed by multi-awarded Cebuano designer Kenneth Cobunpue, who also designed the medals last year for Cebu's first hosting of the Ironman 70.3. (PNA)

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