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Duterte pins medals to wounded soldiers Volume VI, No. 153

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By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor with GERRY GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Despite the bloody incident in Marawi City that left members of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) injured Tuesday, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte visited Butig town in Lanao del Sur for a command briefing before proceeding to this city to visit those wounded in action, Wednesday, November 30. According to the Philippine Information Agency-10 (PIA-10), Duterte met and had a “talk to men” with soldiers and officials of the 103rd Brigade based in Butig during lunchtime. As of Wednesday, the military has yet to divulge to the media the details of Duterte’s meeting with the soldiers. After the meeting, the President proceeded to the 4th Infantry Division (4ID) headquarters at Camp Edilberto Evangelista in Barangay Patag to check on and pin medals to the 11 soldiers who were injured, See medals, page A7

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MEDALS. President Rodrigo Duterte is being escorted, Wednesday (November 30), to the entrance of the Camp Evangelista Station Hospital, where he pinned Wounded Personnel Medals to six of the soldiers who were wounded in an ambush in Marawi City, Tuesday (November 29). The soldiers were part of the advance party of President Duterte who visited Butig, Lanao del Sur on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. At right, Presidential Security Group (PSG) member Cpl. Vincent Paniza shows his Wounded Personnel Medal he received from President Duterte who visited all 11 of them Wednesday (November 30) in Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily photos by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Cocpo on alert v terror group By Mark D. Francisco Correspondent

THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) is now on alert against the possible spillover of the Maute crisis that has gripped the nearby province of Lanao del Sur. In a text message, Philippine National Police, Region 10 (PNP-10) Spokesperson Supt. Surki A. Serenas said: “We have not downgraded our alert status since the Davao incident,” referring to the September 2 deadly bombing in Davao City, located less than a 300 kilometers south of here. “With respect to the ongoing military operations in Butig, the PNP See ALERT, page A7

Military: Wounded soldiers AFP recaptures old at Oro army camp now okay Butig municipal hall By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Six soldiers were brought to the military camp here for treatment early Wednesday morning and are now in stable condition as Pres. Rodrigo Duterte is expected to arrive here later this

afternoon to visit them, an army official said. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said it was yet to be determined if the wounded troopers figured in a clash with armed men in Butig, Lanao del Sur. According to reports,

government soldiers engaged in a firefight with members of a local terror group in Butig early this week, while personnel from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were hurt in an incident in Marawi City on Tuesday. Martinez said the See OKAY, page A7

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THE Military troops have successfully retaken the old Butig municipal hall from the clutches of the Maute Group around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday. Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) public affairs office chief Col. Edgard Arevalo said that operations are still ongoing to recover the portion of Butig town being held by the enemy. See HALL, page A7

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Women to fortify role in peace process Thursday, December 1, 2016

DAVAO City––The Mindanao-based women leaders from the Bangsamoro communities went on a threeday workshop to enhance mediation skills through values based dialogue and public conversations vowing to keep the peace tables open amid hardship and struggles in Mindanao. Coming from as far as Tawi-Tawi, Basilan, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), SOCCSKSARGEN (South Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan

Kudarat and Sarangani and General Santos City), Davao region and Zamboanga, the women leaders showed their solidarity with the peace process. The workshop runs from November 28 to 30 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. Among them were the chairperson of the GRP Implementing Panel of the Bangsamoro Peace Accords Irene “Inday Santiago, chairperson of Regional Commission on Bangsamoro Women of ARMM Sittie Jehann Mutin, a member

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of the peace negotiating panel for talks with National Democratic Front (NDF) Angela Librado, Nida Dans of the Mothers for Peace and the different leaders of women local organizations from the indigenous peoples. They were joined by Alma Evangelista, team leader for Resilience and Peace Building Unit of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Alma Evangelista and Election Commissioner Rowena See WOMEN, page A7

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DAVAO City––Thousands of farmers and fisherfolk affected by the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon last year until early this year in Davao City received assistance from the city government. Chief Information Officer Jefry Tupas said on Tuesday that the continuing distribution of food assistance that include rice and canned goods started in the middle of this month and has already reached around 37,000 farmers and 927 fishermen in the city. Tupas said the assistance was approved by the city government through a resolution declaring the affected areas under the state of calamity due to the prolonged drought. See FARMERS, page A7

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In search of the next Andy Murray By MARRIAN NIZA LOREJO ALETA Teacher I Pestañas Elementary School Magcamiguing, Calamba Misamis Occidental

THE Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis is affiliated with the country’s leading and largest microfinancial company, Cebuana Lhuillier. All the games of the development league is reviewed and sanctioned by the Philippine Tennis Association. Designed to promote tennis among the youth, Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group serves as a vehicle for positive value formation, discipline and sportsmanship. The Cebuana Lhuillier Age Group Tennis is a sports development program initiated by Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO/sports patron Jean Henri Lhuillier. The de-

velopment program aims to dive into the tennis grassroots, developing athletes to excel in the field as well as to hone potential skills for future national competitions. The tournament is also a place to inspire other kids to get into the sport believing that through tennis, it can turn them not only champions inside the court but as well as champions in real life. The tournament advocates a total human transformation of young tennis players by helping them reach their tennis carer dreams, be it making a career out of it or use it as a way to earn a scholarship.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that PINKY V. MATSUMOTO has filed with this office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the the CHILD’S DATE OF BIRTH from “JUNE 5, 1976” to “JULY 15, 1976” in the Certificate of Live Birth of PINKY UBA-OB VERDIN who was born on JUNE 5, 1976 (as per PSA File) in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY and whose parents are ALVARO VERDIN and LORNA UABA-OB. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than DECEMBER 9, 2016. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Dec 1 & 8, 2016

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Davao Light contracts 453 MW for summer months next year DAVAO City––The Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) has contracted some 453 MW for the summer months next year and assured power consumers of no power outages during this period. Engr. Rodger S. Velasco, DLPC vice president for engineering, told a press conference on Wednesday that even as they project the demand for power within its franchise area to rise from 370 MW to 405 MW next year, it will not affect its franchise area because of the surplus of over 1,000 MW in the Mindanao grid. Unlike in the previous years, he said supply will not be much of a concern with the entry of more baseload

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coal-fired power plants in the Mindanao grid. The rise in power demand is due to the growing real estate industry such as the construction of condominium buildings and new malls around here that they see it necessary to have a spare of at least 50 MW that can be tapped if anything happens to generating power sources, Velasco said. “As you can see, there are many constructions all around,” he added. Also, citing the projection of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), he said that the country will not suffer from drought as it did recently, so the hydropower sources, which supply half of Mind-

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0257-2016 (R.A. 10172) In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that GOUIRDE DAGUIMOL BAUTISTA has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error of the child’s sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of VILLY GEORGE TADENA BAUTISTA, who was born on 2 June 1999 at P Papaya-A, Basag, Butuan City and whose parents are GOUIRDE DAGUIMOL BAUTISTA and VILMA CANOY TADENA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 8 December 2016. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LlB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2016

anao’s power demand, will not be affected so much. DLPC’s franchise area covers Davao City, Brgy. Bincungan in Tagum City, and Carmen, Sto. Tomas and Braulio Dujali towns in Davao del Norte with some 350,000 consumers. Based on DLPC’s data, one megawatt of electricity can supply power to 4,167 customers. Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi is eyeing a review on the electricity market in Mindanao to address the huge excess in energy supply with new baseload coal plants entering the grid. The Power Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), the operator of Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Luzon,

used to handle the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) before its suspension in February 2014 due to “system collapse in Mindanao” and the need to “resolve operational and commercial issues and concerns.” Cusi said that the electricity market will provide a venue for all distribution utilities and electric cooperatives to buy power even if they are not covered by an existing power supply contracts, at a competitive price. He said that the electricity market can ensure a stable power while at the same time foster a more competitive market that will bring in more investments to Mindanao. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0077-2016/RA 9048/RA. 10172

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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 LIZA CATAPANG COLLADO has filed with this Office, a correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” and the date of birth from “Nov. 7, 1969” to “November 8, 1969” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LIZA CATAPANG COLLADO at Makilala, Cotabato and whose parents are ANTONIO A. CATAPANG and SARAH Q. LINUAG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 26, 2016. (Sgd) GERSON M. MUDNZA II (Signature over printed name of the C/MCR) MDN: Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2016


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House Speaker takes back threat vs. De Lima

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`I have stirred up one from the north, and he comes---one from the rising sun who calls on my name’…” (Isaiah 41:25, the Holy Bible). -oooIS THERE PROOF THAT THE CHURCH OF JESUS IS IN RP? Now that we have seen, in our recent items here, that believers must become members of the Church of Jesus---the Church that He said He will build in Matthew 16:18 of the Bible---to firm up his salvation in eternity, the next important question is: is there proof that it is in the Philippines that the Church of Jesus is established? -oooHOUSE SPEAKER TAKES BACK THREAT VS. DE LIMA: After all the huffing and the puffing by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez Jr. and his trusted lieutenants in the House of Representatives, particularly Rep. Rey Umali and Rep. Rodolfo Farinas, where they threatened a warrant for the arrest of Sen. Leila De Lima on account of her advice that her former driver-lover Ronnie Dayan should disobey a House subpoena, it would seem nothing is going to come out of it after all. It would now be clear that the rants of Alvarez and his boys against De Lima

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have only been much ado about nothing. In the end, Alvarez had to take back his word that the lower chamber of Congress can order De Lima’s arrest if she will not appear to explain why she advised Dayan to hide and not show himself up at a legislative inquiry by the House. All that Alvarez, Umali, and Farinas managed to do last Tuesday, November 29, 2016, was to give a copy of their subpoena for De Lima to an official of the Senate, and then announce, rather sheepishly, that in the event she will not appear before the House, they will simply file a complaint against her before the Senate Ethics Committee. -oooW H Y D I D A LVAREZ APPEAR TO HAVE CHICKENED OUT VS. DE LIMA? Many Filipinos are now asking: what happened to Alvarez, Umali,

and Farinas? Why did they appear to have chickened out in their threats to cause the arrest of De Lima if she would disregard their subpoena? Did someone whom they could not refuse tell them to go easy on the lady neophyte senator? Or, did they get cowed by the statements of some senators that De Lima and the other senators could not be touched by the House at all? Some lawyers are saying they missed a golden opportunity to test the issues of “inter-parliamentary courtesy” and the coercive powers of both chambers of Congress to compel attendance in their hearings, even by their own colleagues. Now, De Lima could not be faulted if she appears victorious, gloating over Alvarez, Umali, and Farinas, because her oft-repeated statement--“I will not recognize the authority of the House of Representatives over me”--would seem to have been proven true. This is truly sad, because the impression from all these is that, arrests by Congress can be carried out only against small fries, like Dayan and Kerwin Espinosa. -oooRP IS THE BIBLE’S “EAST”, “FAR OFF LAND”: For the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (AND KNK, or the Children

Marzo vs Regencia

THIS is a case of a complaint made by Roderick Marzo leveled against City Mayor Celso G. Regencia PAT SAMONTE CHRIS PANGANIBAN under Case No. OMB-M Regional Editor Caraga Regional Editor-Davao A-125-0514 for Grave Mis conduct. Rene Michael BaÑos uRIEL C. QUILINGUING The complainant alleges Regional Editor Northmin Contributing Editor that on 27 April 2015, he assumed as acting mayor AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA of Iligan City on account Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant of respondent’s suspension from office for six months, ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI having been found guilty of NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE Grave Abuse of Authority by CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 the Office of the President, CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY which was believed to be Legal Counsel politically motivated. --------------------------------------------------------------On 1 October 2015, rebureau and mktg staff spondent voluntarily surrendered and was thereafter candy macabale - 09161326483 detained for the multiple RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753-277/0926-2242-653 charges of Murder and FrusMISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 trated Murder filed against GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 him. While detained, reNorth Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 spondent issued executive VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 orders, memoranda and MARAMAG - roFINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 designations, causing confuquezon, buk. - ROSE GENON sion to the city personnel Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 and to the general public. tangub city - bobby mag usara OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 The complainant also ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cited the case of Mayor Vicotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 cente Fernandez of Matanao, davao - tom a. caballero-09756023684 Davao del Sur who was davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 dismissed from the service davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 by Ombudsman for the digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez opinion of the Department davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) of the Interior and Local butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 Government (DILG) that san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 declared his detention as a San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 ground for his temporary Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO -0912-8484037 incapacity to perform the ZAMBOANGA - AL JACINTO -09177103642 duties of the mayor. Member: The respondent avers ORO CHAMBER on his Judicial CounterPhilippine Press Institute Affidavit dated 14 January GILBERT Y. CHAO Motoring Editor

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2016 that he sent a letter to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Iligan City informing the body that he will assume office on 19 October 2015. He performed his duties as Mayor until 4 November 2015, when he was served a letter from the DILG recognizing complainant as the Acting Mayor of Iligan City. He then filed a case for Declaratory Relief, Injunction, Temporary Restraining Order, Damages, and Mandamus before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Lanao del Norte. On 22 December 2015, the RTC resolved to issue a preliminary injunction, affirming that he was not under a temporary incapacity, legally or physically. Respondent contends that this civil case, which is now before the Court of Appeals, constitutes a prejudicial question in this case since it deals with the issue of validity of his action while detained. A usurper is “one who introduces himself into an office that is vacant, or, who, without color or title, oust the incumbent and assumes to act as an officer by exercising some of the functions of the office. For one to be held liable for Usurpation of Official Authority or Office Functions, there must be a clear showing that the person being charged had performed an act pertaining

to any person with authority of the public officer of the Philippine government or any agency thereof, under pretense of official position, and without being lawfully entitled to do so. Attendant to the case at bar, there is no evidence showing that respondent acted with false pretense when he performed the functions of the City Mayor, The Ombudsman noted that it was only on 4 November 2015, or after respondent resumed office, that he was served the official communication of the DILG’s recognition of the complainant as Acting City Mayor. Respondent, therefore, acted with color of title when he performed his mayoral functions pursuant to Article 46 (b) of the Local Government Code. The Ombudsman further notes that no court or competent authority at the time prohibited him from reporting back to the office. Moreover, the Ombudsman also noted that in the Resolution granting the issuance of a Writ of Preliminary Injunction, Acting Presiding Judge Arthur L. Abundiente of RTC Branch 4 of Lanao del Norte held that there was a need for a court order or for a competent authority to declare respondent as temporarily incapacitated to perform his functions. In light of this, the Ombudsman finds that

of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church, there is ample Biblical and historical proof that the Church of Jesus is established and is in fact already existing in the Philippines. Matthew 16:18 and Isaiah 46:11 both confirm that Jesus will build His Church, and that this Church is to come from the “east”, from the “faroff land”. Where is the Biblical “east” and “far-off land”? There is no direct clarification for this, but history, particularly the period participated in by God’s believers, or Christians as they are now commonly referred to worldwide, confirms that the “east” or the “far-off land” is the Philippines. What is this period in history, participated in by Christians, that confirms the Philippines is the “east” and the “far off land” ? Read on next time, God willing. -oooPLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way): a Bible study and prayer session online could now be heard, 24 HOURS a day, in the Philippines and the world at www. facebook.com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook. com/ANDKNK (and look for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts). Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0977 805 9058. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.

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respondent resumed his office in good faith since, unlike the Fernandez case, there was no order from a competent authority directing him then to cease and desist from performing his functions. As to the administrative aspect of this case, respondent cannot be held liable for Grave Misconduct since there is no evidence showing that he wrongfully intended to transgress some establish and definite rules of action which could be attributed by corruption, a clear intent to violate the law or flagrant disregard of established rules. And noted, when respondent was served with the DILG letter, he immediately desisted from performing his mayoral functions. WHEREFORE, the Complaint is DISMISSEDS. SO ORDERED. Davao City, Philippines, 17 May 2016. It was signed by CONCHITA CARPIO MORALES on 18 July 2016. How can a usurper See regencia, page A7


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Teacher as facilitator By Retchen O. Ranario Teacher I Imbatug Central Elementary

WHEREAS a traditional pedagogical teaching approach emphasizes the role of the teacher as the holder of wisdom, facilitation puts the onus on the participants to become involved in their own learning. The facilitator’s role is to introduce subjects of discussion, encourage sharing of perspectives and integrate students’ shared experiences. This collaborative approach reinforces ore

of the 70 percent in the 7020-10 formula – 70 percent of what we learn is on the job and through our experiences. To our learners, this is their reality. A good facilitator is one who is a connector and integrator, the glue that brings the collective experiences of the classroom together in a shared learning experience. Begin by asking questions. At the very beginning of any class or training session, find out who your

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learners are. What is their background and level of knowledge and experience with the topic? Why are they in this training session? Explain to them what they need to understand and why. This opening encourages participation and creates the initial connection between you and your learners. Introduce your information slowly. Try using a flow chart or simple mind map of the subject to introduce creativity and make associations – perhaps even let the students select the order in which you discuss the information.

Science and arts – a fusion in education By JESSCEL JANE MALON MALALIS Teacher I Don Victoriano Central School Lalud, Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental

SCIENCE, technology, engineering and maths or what well know as STEM has become the it phrase in the education industry this year. Globally, there has been a clear push by governments and education institutions to promote STEM and to encourage younger people to take an interest in science and research. It seems to be a rever-

Provl dads in Davao okay P1.5b 2017 budget TAGUM City, Davao del Norte––The Davao del Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved the province’s annual budget amounting to P1.534 billion for 2017. The approval of the annual budget under Appropriation Ordinance No. 2016-004 was the last item taken by the provincial board during Monday’s regular session. It was unanimously approved after all issues were settled in a series of committee hearings and deliberations. Vice Governor Alan “Aldo” Dujali said, “With our approved executivelegislative agenda (ELA) as the guide, the approved PHp1.5 billion plus annual budget of the provincial government for the coming year 2017 is assured of its safe implementation for the welfare of the people of Davao del Norte.” The province’s budget first hit a billion mark in year 2014 with a budget amounting to PHp1.108 billion, 14 years after the province was divided into Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley in 1998. (PNA) M in da nao Daily TA R PS - S TICK E RS - N E WS

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sal of an opposing trend that had been dominant in years before where science was seen as uncool and too complicated. STEM is a broad term covering a wide range of educational areas. The Philippines in particular provides an interesting example of how these subjects are promoted to university students and to a much younger primary and sec-

ondary audience. One of the country’s strategic goals is to support an increase in the number of Filipino youth who have an authentic STEM experience year prior to completing high school. It is important to implement an allhands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering and math. Similar trends can be seen elsewhere. A nationwide innovation drive is just one of the many mediums being used to attract the younger generation.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City Publication Notice R.A. 10172

DEED OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG THE HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0244-2016 (R.A. 10172) In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that CHRISTIAN M. CANAYONG has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error of the child’s sex from “MALE” to ‘FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CHRISTIAN MENDOZA CANAYONG, who was born on 15 March 1987 at Butuan Provincial Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are CHRISTOPHER ACTUB CANAYONG and ERLINDA BALDERAS MENDOZA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 8 December 2016. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LlB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2016

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that AMALIA PALOGA OMALA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “AMADA” to “AMALIA” in the birth certificate of AMADA TAGAAMO PALOGA who was born on February 10, 1959 at Km. 3 Libertad, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are CRESENCIO HAPOS PALOGA and HELARIA BALATIRO TAGAAMO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may filed his written opposition with this Office not later than 8 December 2016. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LlB, MPA City Civil Registrar

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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: WE, JOCELYN BODIONGAN LUMAQUE, DAWN DARYL B. LUMAQUE and ERIN ELSBETH B. LUMAQUE, all of legal age, widow and singles, residents of 2671 Sheridan Rd., Illinois, United States of America, hereby freely and voluntarily declare and state that:

1. We are the legal and sole heirs of the deceased BERNIE M. LUMAQUE who died on December 27, 2012 at Cagayan de Oro City;

2. The Deceased died interstate, without leaving any last will and Testament and without any outstanding debts;

3. The Deceased left the following properties, to wit;

a. Banks Accounts maintained with Philippines National Banks (PNB) branch of Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City under Savings Accounts Nos. 358784400012 in the amount of P10,051.48 pesos and $ 1,607.66 dollars plus with interests accruing; b. Time Deposit with Metrobank, Ozamis City Branch under Time Deposit Certificate No. 0316220 in the amount of $ 21,504.21 plus interest accruing; 4. WE, DAWN DARYL B. LUMAQUE and ERIN ELSBETH B. LUMAQUE have agreed to waive our share in the aforementioned properties in favor of our mother, JOCELYN BODIONGAN LUMAQUE.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand on this 7th day of May 2014, at Cagayan de Oro City.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARVELLA C. VIOLA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “FERIA” to “MARVELLA” in the birth certificate of FERIA DAPOLA CORVERA who was born on July 12, 1959 at Butuan Maternity Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are ADELA GONZALES DAPOLA and ROMAN RENDON CORVERA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 9 December 2016.

(SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LlB, MPA City Civil Registrar

Signed in the presence of: 1. ________________________

2. ________________________

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Understanding Absenteeism in Araling Panlipunan Subject By FLORA A. WABE Teacher III Initao National Comprehensive High School

Absenteeism is a common problem among students in high school. As for my observation, this occurs to a students with problems associated to some factors such as domestic-related factors, individual related factors,

school- related factors, geographic environment, and financial related factors. It has been observed that these factors are commonly ended up to dropout. In Araling Panlipunan subject , many students cannot overcome the lessons

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVL 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 BRESAN E. RAVIDAS has filed with this office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of BRESAN ESPINOSA RAVIDAS who was born on SEPT. 14, 1981 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are BRENON RAVIDAS and SUSAN DE LA CALSADA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than DECEMBER 3, 2016. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: NOV. 24 & DEC. 1, 2016

in the class from being absent despite the effort of the local and national government in addressing the problem so that Education For All (EFA) will be achieve. Teachers are considered as a soldier that will combat and find ways to bring students in school. This was supported by the modular approach of the k to 12 curriculum that advocates No Child Left Behind policy. Today, it remains as a great challenge to every stakeholders of the school to address such problem despite the effort of the government for free and quality education for all. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late JESUS B. FLORES SR., who died on January 28, 2012 left a general real properties leaving without any last will or testament nor any debts. That the deceased left the said properties which are conjugal and owned in common with his wife CRISTITA L. FLORES, which are more described as follows: Lot 3219, C-4, GSS-1545, w/ an area of 2,902 SQ.M. Located at Brgy. Tupsan Pequeño, Mahinog, Camiguin; Lo 3419, C-4GSS-1545w/ O.C.T. No. P-3676, w/ an area of 2,661 SQ.M. Located at Brgy. Tupsan Pequeño, Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot 3454, C-4, GSS-1545, w/ O.C.T No. P-3677, w/ an area of 1,326 SQ.M. Located at Brgy. Tupsan Pequeño, Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot 1333, C-2, GSS-1545 w/ K.O.T.B.P-16952, w/ an area of 88 SQ.M Located at Brgy. Hubangon , Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot

With this, I suggest and recommend the following; • Public funding of schools, especially where learners are poor, must be sufficient to cover the cost of all the basic inputs required for a quality education; • Schooling must provide all learners with meaningful knowledge and skills that will empower them to take part fully in the economic, political and cultural life of the country; and • No learners, especially those of compulsory school-going age, should experience any economic, physical or other barriers to attending school. 11047, C-14, Cad. 473, w/ K.O.T.B. P-14648, w/ an area of 10,128 SQ.M Located at Brgy. Magting, Mambajao, Camiguin; Lot 1404, C-3, GSS-1545, w/ O.C.T. No. P-3624, w/ an area of 960 SQ.M. Located at Brgy. Hubangon , Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot 135-A w/ T.D No. 12747, w/ an area of 4,175 SQ.M Located at Amomonsag, Brgy. San Isidro, Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot 135-B, w/ T.D No. 12748, w/ an area of 297 SQ.M Located at Amomonsag, Brgy. San Isidro, Mahinog, Camiguin; Lot 135-C, w/ T.D. No. 12749, w/ an area of 324 SQ.M Amomonsag, Brgy. San Isidro, Mahinog, Camiguin, are the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE WITH WAIVERS OF RIGHTS, EXECUTED BY HIERS, Under Notarial Registry of ATTY. MARGIE LUSTRE-LUMA-AD, per Doc No. 487; Page No. 49; Book No. 31; Series of 2012. MDN: NOV. 24, DEC. 1 & 8, 2016

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The equation of music teaching to music education is rather misleading because not all music teaching leads to educational ends: not all music teaching is educational in intent or result (Bowman, 2012). Like professionals in other disciplines, music educators are expected to observe certain behavioral standards. In addition to teaching musical skills, concepts, and context, music educators are also expected to protect the welfare of the children, serve as trustworthy stewards of public property, and generally behave responsively and professionally within the context of the school and local community. Despite these e x p e c t at i o n s , m a ny music educators have engaged in unprofessional, unethical, or illegal conduct (Lein, 2012) and the interrelatedness of musical, social, emotional, and biological identities emerges from collaborative processes

of music making and music listening (Silverman, 2012). With this, there is a widespread perception on the part of students, teachers, and policy makers, that there exists a ‘problem with school music’, particularly at secondary level (Hargreaves, et.al, 2003). In the Philippine setting, teachers truly find hard to teach music in the classroom because some teachers are teaching the subject which they are not inclined to music. In the study of McClellan (2014) undergraduate music education major identity formation is a primary factor in pre-ser vice music teacher education. Music education researchers continue to examine the identity development of future music educators. While research findings from varied populations propose that music teachers encourage their students to persist toward vocations as musicians rather than music teachers.

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appeal to the social compact? He has destroyed it! What laws replace it? The political enemies of City Mayor Celso G. Regencia know that to withhold a due respect and deference is dangerous, the wrong may be forgiven, but the insult will be avenged. Our City Mayor cannot lose his power as the city’s chief executive till the whole people of Iligan are robbed of their rights to protect him at all cost. I dare say to the former City Vice-Mayor Ruderic Marzo that you recklessly awaken the sleeping lion for your own destruction, anyway there is nothing to be destroyed in you, for you have already been destroyed politically beyond description, why? Because you were perpetually prohibited to hold public office pursuant to the promulgated landmark decision of the Ombudsman. Mind you, City Mayor Celso G. Regencia has suffered under the misinterpretation of his good action and false imputation of evil ones which he never did or intended; so that he may justly purge himself from all guilt from being author of jealousy and misunderstanding. He has been serving the Iliganons with utmost sincerity and dedication even confined in the Iligan City Jail. His confinement is an act of conspiracy and political vengeance by his political adversaries. What you wanted to imply in your complaint Mr. Marzo was that, he, City Mayor Celso G. Regencia, is incapacitated to rule with order and reason by accusing him of Usurpation of Power of the very power that was granted to him by the people, which was considered as an arbitrary act so wicked that demand submission to his (Mr. Marzo’s) devilish desire by perpetuating into power shamelessly. I presume that you lack the moral compass Mr. Ruderick Marzo. The Iliganons cannot be misled by your false notion. Why arrogate yourself to be worthy of your demand, to be in power by grabbing the power of the man granted of power by the people? You are mastering the art of being a cancer cells by causing more injury... Killing softly the innocent man, the jailed City Mayor Celso G. Regencia. (AGREE OR DISAGREE! Demosthenes P. Maglasang, Sr., City Information Staff, Office of the City Mayor). MRS

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presently confined at the camp’s medical facility. In a brief interview with the media, Duterte said he was alarmed at the incident in Marawi and expressed concern to the PSG personnel who were injured. Corporal Vincent Paniza, one of the PSG members

who were wounded, said the incident happened so fast. “It was so sudden. Something exploded behind us, we don’t know what it was.” There were also gunshots heard, but Paniza said he was not able to fire back, only his fellow soldiers. Paniza also confirmed that what happened was an ambuscade. Private Frist Class James Gonzales said their convoy came from Iligan City en route to Marawi. Gonzales said he was in the lead vehicle, and when it negotiated the steep part of the road, they heard something went off. “There was an explosion on the side of the road, and after that, they (armed men) fired at us. We returned fire,” he said. Gonzales said the soldier beside him was also wounded but they didn’t see who shot at them, as he also confirmed that it was an improvised explosive device (IED) that exploded. Six of the 11 wounded soldiers were brought to the military camp here for treatment early Wednesday morning and are now in stable condition, an army official said. Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division, said it was yet to be determined if the wounded troopers figured in a clash with armed men in Butig, Lanao del Sur. According to reports, government soldiers engaged in a firefight with members of a local terror group in Butig early this week, while personnel from the Presidential Security Group (PSG) were hurt in an incident in Marawi City on Tuesday. Martinez said the wounded soldiers, most of them members of the PSG, arrived at the 4ID headquarters in Camp Evangelista early Wednesday morning, and now in stable condition while recuperating at the military infirmary. “They were well taken care of by our attending physician,” he told reporters in an interview inside Camp Evangelista Wednesday morning, referring to the six soldiers. He said the confined soldiers sustained shrapnel wounds. Those who were airlifted from Marawi and brought to a private hospital here Tuesday were said to have gunshot wounds. During Duterte’s visit here, he will give out wounded personnel medals to the injured soldiers. According to the information provided by the 4ID, those who are confined at the military hospital are Corporal Vincent Paniza, Private Frist Class James Gonzales, Sergeant Jesus Garcia, Corporal Rodel Genova, Corporal Edward de Leon, and Staff Sergeant Eufrociho Payumo Jr. Those who are at the Polymedic Plaza are identified as Captain Reynaldo Zamora Jr., Corporal Joselito

Thursday, December 1, 2016 Gallentes, Sergeant Eric Ubalde, Private First Clas Fernando Corpuz, and Staff Sergeant Renie Damaso. Martinez said the 4ID is extending medical and augmentation support since the site of the clashes and incident happened outside its area of responsibility, although the division has deployed two of its battalions from Caraga region to Sulu and Basilan to help fight the Abu Sayyaf. He assured, however, that both the army and the police have secured the route where Duterte is expected to pass through. Since there is no order from the military’s higher command, the 4ID’s job, Martinez said, is to ensure that the boundaries in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon are secured and any movement of hostile groups are monitored.

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wounded soldiers, most of them members of the PSG, arrived at the 4ID headquarters in Camp Evangelista early Wednesday morning, and now in stable condition while recuperating at the military infirmary. “They were well taken care of by our attending physician,” he told reporters in an interview inside Camp Evangelista Wednesday morning, referring to the six soldiers. He said the confined soldiers sustained shrapnel wounds. Those who were airlifted from Marawi and brought to a private hospital here Tuesday were said to have gunshot wounds. During Duterte’s visit here, he will give out wounded personnel medals to the injured soldiers. According to the information provided by the 4ID, those who are confined at the military hospital are Corporal Vincent Paniza, Private Frist Class James Gonzales, Sergeant Jesus Garcia, Corporal Rodel Genova, Corporal Edward de Leon, and Staff Sergeant Eufrociho Payumo Jr. Those who are at the Polymedic Plaza are identified as Captain Reynaldo Zamora Jr., Corporal Joselito Gallentes, Sergeant Eric Ubalde, Private First Clas Fernando Corpuz, and Staff Sergeant Renie Damaso. Martinez said the 4ID is extending medical and augmentation support since the site of the clashes and incident happened outside its area of responsibility, although the division has deployed two of its battalions from Caraga region to Sulu and Basilan to help fight the Abu Sayyaf. He assured, however, that both the army and the police have secured the route where Duterte is expected to pass through. Since there is no order from the military’s higher command, the 4ID’s job, Martinez said, is to ensure that the boundaries in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon are secured and

any movement of hostile treated to their fallback groups are monitored. positions in deserted areas of the town where military troops are now engaged in from page A1 flushing them out. is constantly monitoring As of this posting, 61 and coordinating with our Maute Group members were military and police coun- killed while 35 government terparts in the area and we troops were wounded in would like to assure the action in the now five-day public that the PNP and operation. (PNA) the military is on top of the situation and that there is no cause for alarm,” Mr. from page A2 Serenas said. Guanzon. He however urged the Dubbed as the Bangsampublic to be vigilant of their oro Peace Circle, the threesurroundings and report day workshop will pave the anything suspicious to the way for open conversations police. among women through the For his part, Cagayan peace tables. de Oro City Police Office Santiago emphasized the (Cocpo) director Senior important role of women in Supt. Ronnie Francis M. the political processes sayCariaga said he is re-es- ing, “Women are a force of tablishing fixed and mobile change, and should be taken checkpoints which were seriously on peace tables.” suspended earlier by Presi“Women and mothers dent Duterte in a directive are integral part of the imthat was implemented na- plementation of the peace tionwide. agreements in the draftMr. Cariaga likewise ing and the passage of the ordered on-site frisking of enabling law of the new any person deemed suspi- Bangsamoro Government,” cious. For this, Cocpo has she added. the full backing of the 4th Santiago was hopeful Infantry Division which that after the workshop, is headquartered here as the women could organize well as the Regional Public peace circles effectively in Safety Battalion (RPSB) their own communities. headed by Supt. Danildo L. “Woman Peace Tables are Tumanda, who was assigned going to denounce and anin Cocpo for more than ten nounce. They will denounce years before assuming his what makes women and new post last month. their families and communiThe standoff in Butig ties feel insecure and unsafe. town, Lanao del Sur which But they will not stop there. already left 40 Maute ter- They will also announce rorists dead spilled over in the alternative, the solution Marawi City last Tuesday they propose to bring about when the terrorists were peace and security not only able to successfully assault for themselves but for the a convoy of Presidential community and country,” Security Group (PSG) per- Santiago said. sonnel preparing the visit Santiago said there are of President Duterte last already 150 peace tables Wednesday (November 30). in 45 countries including On Monday, an explo- the countries experiencing sive which had similar armed conflict in Africa and signature to the one that the Middle East. Librado, who has been exploded in Davao City last September was found near a strong voice on women the United States Embassy issues in Davao and the only woman in the GRP panel, in Manila. Cagayan de Oro City said the women’s perspecis the second largest city tive and inputs in the peace in Mindanao, next only to agreements are needed as Davao, Duterte’s hometown. there are topics that should A bomb exploded here be raised and defended by in July 2013, killing eight women. She said women issues are real and only a people. Mr. Cariaga said there is woman can speak about it. no known terrorist threat “Women should talk louder against Cagayan de Oro as and talk seriously about peace so that peace talks of press time. can proceed successfully,” Librado added. from page A1 According to her, peace “We have successfully tables are significant and a retaken the (old Butig mu- necessity ensuring a strong nicipal hall) so far, if we are participation of the women going to talk about the 100 sector. Dans, who has been leadcompletion of the task in fully retaking and recovering ing the Mothers for Peace that portion of Butig they in Isabela City, Basilan, was are occupying, we are still hopeful for a fruitful result of the training and workat 80 percent,” he added. Military units are now shop. Dans said mediation clearing the building of skills of women is one of improvised explosive device the first choice in conflict left behind by the bandits. resolution. “Let us all keep this table Troops are now clearing these battlefield hazards, up, no matter how hard it would be for us sometimes Arevalo stressed. The terrorists opted to because the more we sweat withdraw from their posi- in peace, the less we bleed in tions in the old Butig munic- war,” Dans said, emphasizipal hall amid overwhelming ing that the women’s peace tables are spaces for values military superiority. The bandits have re- peace conversation.

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Mutin welcomed the establishment of the peace circle and opening of the peace table as platform where they can speak out on various issues. She said the peace talks must be a concern for everybody and not only by one person. Mutin said the women must be given a voice in the peace process. (PNA)

Farmers... from page A2

Most of the farms devastated by the dry spell were in the districts of Calinan, Tugbok, Marilog, Paquibato and Toril. The city government also handed to recipients 981 sacks of rice in the area of Tapak and 1,300 in Colosas, both in Paquibato District. Meanwhile, the city government of Davao also extended assistance to 121 families and 27 individuals affected by the fire that hit Barangay Tomas Monteverde in Agdao District last Sunday. The City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) reported that most of the fire victims who lost their houses are temporarily staying at the barangay covered court in the area. The city government provided them with food packs, sleeping mats and medicines, the CIO reported. Financial assistance will also be given to the victims – PHp10,000 for owners whose houses were completely destroyed by the fire and P5,000 for those whose houses were partially damaged. Renters and boarders affected will also receive cash assistance while mothers and children will be provided with stress debriefing sessions by the CSSDO. (PNA)

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Public Safety Security Command Center (PSCC). And this is one of the reasons why they wanted it to be held here, having such facility in the city,” City Tourism Officer Generose Tecson said in an interview Tuesday. The city is expecting a thousand officials and members of the diplomatic community to participate in ASEAN event alone. Tecson said their tasks for the big events have been downloaded to them by the central committee chaired by the Department of Tourism (DOT) central office particularly where Senior Officials attend meetings and the launching of the Philippine chairmanship of the ASEAN. DOT Secretary Wanda Teo earlier reported that the ASEAN 2017 Committee on Tourism Hospitality, Tours, Social Events, and Site Enhancement created through the issuance of Administrative Order No. 48, is tasked to handle the preparation. There are also souvenirs made by local entrepreneurs and producers. (PNA)


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