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Northern Mindanao top 5 in investments in PH – BOI By Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat

CAGAYAN de Oro City -- With combined investments from 2010 to 2014 of P123,321 Billion, Northern Mindanao sits fifth place in the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – Board of Investments’ (BOI) investment commitment per region in the country. During the BOI Investment Roadshow in Cagayan de Oro City on 2 July 2015, Director Nestor Arcansalin, of the Resource Based Service of BOI said that region 10 has more incentives since it also has more investments. Industries in the region that helped the economy include accommodation and food service, administrative and support service, agriculture, forestry and fishing, electricity, gas, steam and aircon, information and communication, manufacturing, real estate

activities and transportation and storage. Meanwhile, major products in region 10 include coal-fired power plants by GNPower Kauswagan, FDC Misamis Power, Minergy Coal Corporation; also Hydropower plants such as Hedcor Bukidnon, First Gen Mindanao and Mindanao Energy Systems and Solar power plant by Asian Greenergy. Mass housing by Filinvest Land, Hotel by Limketkai Hotel and Resort and Animal Feeds Plant by CAS5 See investments, page A11

BFP submits report on Oro’s fire hydrants CAGAYAN de Oro City -Out of over 400 fire hydrants in the city, the Cagayan de Oro Fire District (COFD) and the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) were able to jointly inspect 179 fire hydrants. This according to District Fire Marshall SSupt Shirley S. Teleron of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). In her report to the City Council committee on police fire and public safety chaired by Councilor Ramon Tabor, SSupt. Teleron cited that out of the 179 fire hydrants inspected, only 169 are operational and six were condemned.

It may be recalled that the committee earlier invited the COFD and COWD for discussions on the matter in the wake of the fire incidents that have occured in the city. Councilor Tabor said the status of the fire hydrants must be known. The committee, likewise, tackled measures to boost the firefighting capabilities of the COFD and the request of barangays for water distribution from firetrucks, among others. SERVICEABLE According to the BFP official, at Fire Station 1, which covers 35 urban barangays

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez leads the capsule laying for the construction of the Sayre Highway By-Pass Road, Carmen-Puerto Section (climbing lanes) worth P60 million. This project will provide an alternative route in case of road blockage at Sayre Highway. Its strategic location also gives way for vehicles from Butuan and Misamis Oriental to access Sayre Highway through this road minimizing traffic congestion at the “bottle-neck” BCIR-Sayre Highway intersection below the Puerto flyover. Together with Cong. Rodriguez were City Admin Atty. Roy Raagas, City Councilors Candy Darimbang, Roger Abaday and Bong Lao, Barangay Kagawads Lolita L. Wahing, and Josephine E. Dua.

Solons say BBL the country’s best chance for peace in M’nao By ALEX D. LOPEZ

COTABATO City -- Members of the House of Representatives again reiterated their support to the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and has vowed

to stand for its enactment in the resumption of the deliberations this July. “BBL does not violate any provision in the Constitution and it is the country’s best chance for peace in Southern Mindanao,” said

Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus Rodriguez, a constitutionalist and former dean of the San Beda College of Law. “Our committee has made sure that the BBL, See chance, page A11

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As a lined-up activity for this year’s celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDCM) RDRRMC-10 conducts on July 2-3 a DRRM Seminar for the youth. (OCD/PIA10)

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DepEd and partners boost financial literacy of out-of-school youth enrolled under Abot-Alam program The Department of Education (DepEd), National Youth Commission (NYC), BPI-Globe BanKO, and Youth at Venture are helping increase the financial literacy of out-of-school youth enrolled under the AbotAlam program, which aims to provide registered out-of-school youth with opportunities in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. The partnership aims to mainstream financial inclusion in the AbotAlam program by providing financial literacy sessions and seminars to groups of Abot-Alam beneficiaries organized by DepEd’s local Abot-Alam coordinators. Abot-Alam beneficiaries enrolled under the entrepreneurship See literacy, page A11

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New wage increase in NorMin based on consultations –DOLE CAGAYAN de Oro City -The Department of Labor and Employment-Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (DOLERTWPB) explained on 30 June 2015 during a press conference in Cagayan de Oro City that the P12 increase in the minimum wage in Northern Mindanao is based on series of consultations between labor and management groups. Prior to the issuance of the P12 hike in the minimum wage, RTWPB Region 10 conducted series of consultations among the

municipalities and cities in Northern Mindanao. Atty. Gretchen D. Lamayo of RTWPB 10 said consultations were carried out to hear the side of various organizations and stakeholders regarding the amendments of the rule last 2014 in Gingoog City, Municipality of Maramag, Iligan City and Ozamiz City. Likewise, in Cagayan de Oro City, a region-wide public hearing on April 17, 2015 took place. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU TUCP) Representa-

tive, Milbert Macarambon stated that changes are made based on the economic status of Region 10 and agreed by employers and workers prior to the confirmation of the P12 increase in the basic minimum wage. He said that the recent wage adjustments mandated is first time to be higher than Region XI. Further, taxes will not apply to minimum wage earners, he added. In line with the consequence of the revision, Arsenio L. Sebastian III, Management Representa-

tive of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation (OroChamber) said that there is no expected inflation for the meantime and implementation of this new wage rate will be supervised by DOLE. The increase of minimum wage will take effect on July 3, 2015. The Wage Order RX18 will be effective to non-agricultural and agricultural sectors with normal working hours not exceeding eight hours a day and will apply to all minimum wage earners

in all private sectors in Region 10, regardless of their position, designation or status and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid. Any person or employer who refuses or fails to pay the prescribed minimum wage shall subject to criminal infractions. To make sure this Wage Order will be implemented, DOLE Regional Director Raymundo Agravante, also urges under paid minimum wage workers to report underpayment for proper action. (Kim Namocatcat/PIA10)

DSWD maintains clean database of Pantawid Pamilya CAGAYAN de Oro City -The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is reiterating that the agency is keeping a clean database of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya). Atty. Araceli F. Solamillo, Regional Director of DSWD Northern Mindanao, said that measures and systems are continually enforced to maintain a clean list of beneficiaries. Northern Mindanao has 277,510 beneficiaries listed under the regular Pantawid Pamilya, aside from the 18,901 grantees who are members of the different groups of Indigenous People under the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer. See maintains, page A11

The Regional Committee on Disability Affairs (RCDA) holds their second quarter meeting to induct the new set of officers of the Regional Federation of Persons with Disabilities Association and discuss the activities for the national Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) week celebration, activity proposals for submission to DSWD Central Office, PWD registration and guidelines in organizing PWD into Self Help Groups (SHGS) on June 29.(RTP/PIA10)



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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, that he lavished on us in all wisdom and insight…” (Ephesians 1:7-8, the Holy Bible). -ooo“BLOOD KIN OF THE CHRIST”: Here is the official explanation from the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church as to why they call themselves as “blood kin of the Christ”: Being a child of God is no accident of nature, nor a desire spewing forth from a person’s lips. It arises out of a person’s compliance with the process laid out by the Holy Bible itself. For a man or a woman to become a child of God, he or she must comply with that process and fulfill the conditions that the Bible has laid down before anyone can be considered a child of God. This process and the conditions required for becoming a child of God are laid down clearly and concretely in John 1:12-13 of the Holy Bible. These verses say that a child of God is one who accepted Jesus and believed

If we only have a linear way of thinking, these conditions of misery and mystery can be the two opposite extremes CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING of the range of possibilities Associate Contributing Editor we can have in our life here MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda on earth. Misery can be the Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor lowest status we can have, and mystery, while unsetGILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit tling, can be the acme of Motoring Editor Photo Journalist human experience. felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Of course, we try to EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao live a more normal life, Layout Artists endeavoring to stay away PAT SAMONTE from these two extremes. irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga We can think the ideal is that. JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG But we know that our Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao life is not simply linear and Regional Editors-Northmin flat, or just two or threeAL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA dimensional. It is complex Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant and multi-dimensional, giving these two conditions ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI the chance of coinciding, NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 instead of conflicting. This CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY happens especially when we Legal Counsel bring in matters of faith, of --------------------------------------------------------------the spiritual and supernatubureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 ral into the equation. RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 In the Christian faith, MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 these two extremes can GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 converge in the phenomNorth Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 enon of the Holy Cross that KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON signifies both the worst of MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 human misery and the best Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 of mystical life. It is both tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 bobby mag usara-tangub city defeat and victory, darkOROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ness and light, death and ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 ruel pelone Managing Editor

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in His Name, and his being a child is not the product of the desires of the flesh, nor of human will, but by his being born of God. -oooSAVED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS: The AND KNK doctrine mandates that when a person has become a child of God, he is saved by the blood of Jesus, and his sins are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:7, Hebrews 9:14-22). Consequently, a person who has become a child of God becomes a new creation, because he becomes one (or is united) with Jesus, divesting him of his old sinful nature, making him a new person (1 Corinthians 5:17, Romans 6:6). And his becoming a new creation is not just some-

thing that exists in the mind, because the Bible says, in Ephesians 5:30, that a child of God becomes a member of the body of Jesus. This statement could both be literal and figurative, and AND KNK believes that becoming a member of the body of Jesus, as Ephesians 5:30 says, is likewise a literal and physical event. This means that a person who has become a child of God loses his old sinful body, as he acquires the body of forgiveness, the body of victory, or the body of redemption, which is the body of Jesus Christ. -oooAND KNK MEMBERS ARE ALL BLOOD KIN OF JESUS: Now, vested with the body of Jesus, literally and figuratively, a child of God is faced with a necessary follow-up question: if a child of God already has the body of Jesus, will Jesus allow the blood of sinfulness (which is the blood of all men, as the Bible concedes that man is a sinner through and through) to still run through His body which has become the body, too, of a child of God? The answer is clear: No, Jesus will not allow the blood of sinfulness to still

flow through the body of a child of God. Instead, as Ephesians 1:7, 1 John 1:7 and Hebrews 9:14-22 are saying, it will be His blood that will run through the body of the child of God, because a body that is from Jesus will only have His blood running through it. Finally, if it is already the blood of Jesus that is flowing through the body of a child of God, how then is the child of God related with Jesus? Naturally, this child of God will become the blood relative or, more appropriately, the blood kin of the Christ, because only blood is in both of them. This is why each member of the AND KNK Church says they are “blood kin of the Christ.” -oooPLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go to angtangingdaan or www. and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email:

good news to the mainstream of society, because the truth of the Holy Cross is not meant only for a few, for those who happen to be religious in temperament. This truth is for all. It´s supposed to have a universal audience. Obviously, it is a truth that needs not only to be taught and preached. It has to be prayed for, with sacrifices put in, since it can only enter people´s minds and hearts when grace touches them and leads them to be humble enough to believe. Pride kills faith and blinds us to the richness of deep supernatural truths and mysteries. It tends to intoxicate us with reason alone, if not with feelings only, often keeping us only the realm of what is pragmatic, popular, convenient. We need to actively look for the Cross, find it everyday, love and embrace it, because first of all that is what Christ told us: ¨If anyone wishes to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross, and follow me.¨ (Mt 16,24) Besides, the cross is something we cannot avoid.

It is the consequence of our sins and mistakes. But Christ converted it into an instrument of our salvation. With him on the cross, the sting of sin and death is removed. A beautiful prayer expresses this truth well: ¨You decreed that man should be saved through the wood of the cross. The tree of man´s defeat became his tree of victory; where life was lost, there life has been restored through Christ our Lord...¨ (Preface, Triumph of the Cross) We have to understand that we can only progress in our spiritual life, individually and collectively, through the Cross. We can only do effective battle to the enemies of our soulour laziness, pride, vanity, greed, lust, etc.--through the cross. It´s this Cross of Christ that has brought about the Church, the doctrine of our faith, the sacraments, the holy lives of saints whose testimonies can move and melt the hardest of hearts. This Cross transcends the best of human reasoning and

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life everlasting. We need to highlight this truth of faith these days, since it is often forgotten and ignored, if not ridiculed and rejected. And if it happens that some acceptance is made, it usually comes with a lot of distortion and misunderstanding. The modern mind, often priding itself as wellinformed, interdisciplinary, sophisticated, etc., actually fails many times to appreciate this truth. And that´s because in spite of the information overdrive and data glut, faith is not well understood, much less, lived. We need to bring this

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Daily Inspiration

Great Glory

“When you produce much fruit, you are my true disciples. This brings great glory to my Father.” John 15:8

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The majority of our days can be spent working and laboring trying to produce fruitfulness. Is your profession one that goest against your faith? Does it continuously put you in a position that forces you to choose against

what you believe is right? This is a difficult situation. Perhaps it’s time to make a change and take a stand, have a difficult conversation, or possibly change jobs. God will honor you and provide exactly what you need when you need it. He will be faithful to those who honor Him. Who knows what kind of impact you will have on policies, fellow co-workers, or your position.

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DAR eyes to open newest project in NM in sustainable economic development through the CAGAYAN de Oro City clustering approach as -- Department of Agrarian bigger area translates to Reform Undersecretary more production activifor Foreign Assisted and ties, greater involvement Special Project Herman from the private sector, Z. Ongkiko announced and bigger investments. during the Agrarian Re- “Sa haba nang panahon form Beneficiaries’ (ARBs) na tayo’y magkasama dapat Summit held in Cagayan hindi na pinag-uusapan de Oro City on June 29, kung sino ang mga benepi2015 the agency’s new- syaryo, ang dapat natin pag est project ConVERGE or usapan ay tungkol producthe Convergence on Value tive partnership. Let us Chain Enhancement for try change the mindset of Rural Growth and Em- being beneficiaries to partpowerment. ners, let’s further together He said five ARB clusters because there is a bigger from Misamis Oriental, area, there is an agrarian Bukidnon and Camiguin reform cluster that we are Xavier University through the Office of International Cooperation and Networking (OICN) and the Cooperation and will benefit from the project trying to push,” he stressed. Cultural Section (SCAC) of the French Embassy in Manila renew their partnership for the development of cultural starting October this year Ongkiko said this will exchanges between France and the Philippines through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) on 29 June 2015. (XU) and that the central project also prepare ARBs for the management office will be ASEAN Integration or to housed here in Cagayan de the challenges brought Oro City. about by free trade and This is where financial Pinoy Finance Corpora ConVERGE aims to liberalization next year. CAGAYAN de Oro City -- P2,000,000. institutions come in handy. tion, Globe Banko, Bank Micro, Small and Medium Capital has been one empower ARB’s as partners (JCV/PIA10) Enterprises (MSMEs) can of the greatest hinder- To help MSMEs address this, of Makati, Oro Integrated now take bolder steps to ing factor for expansion the Department of Trade and Cooperative and South Bank • DRIVING SCHOOL progress as new and excit- among MSMEs especially Industry Misamis Oriental Incorporated. • RENT A CAR ing financing windows are those who have quality and Provincial Office conducted These financial instituavailable here in Cagayan marketable products. Usu- a Financing Forum last June tions have varying requireLearn to Drive now in 5 Landline: (088)-327-3188 de Oro. ally, MSMEs are faced with 10, 2015 to match MSMEs ments and qualifications but days at 2 hrs. per/day Globe Banko and Netough decision to refuse with financial institutions it is important to note that Office Hours: 8:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M. Cellphone: gosyong Pinoy Finance orders and drop opportuni- offering business loans that their documentary requireMonday to Sunday Globe: 0915-2171132 ments are now more lenient Corporation are only two ties because of its inability suit their needs. Email Add: TM : 0935-4479393 of the financial institutions to expand production or Financial institutions and the loan process is now SUN : 0925-8449393 offering newest business improve productivity and presented their credit offer- less tedious. loans without collaterals efficiency through technol- ings during the said activity. Out of the sixty-four Door 4, Poldo’s Town Center, Vamenta They include Negosyong See window, page A11 ranging from P100,000 to ogy upgrading. Blvd., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City By Jorie C. Valcorza

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Extrajudicial Settlement Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late LOLITA M. GOMEZ who died on December 12, 2006 , at Ulamian, Libungan, Cotabato, a savings account deposit with Metrobank Midsayap Branch under account number 334.3.334.05916.3 is the subject of the extrajudicial settlement of estate with deed of absolute sale before the notary public Alberto T. Eramis as per doc no. 445 ; page no. 89; Book No CCLXVII; Series of 2015.

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Boy Zugba re-invent s Bisdak Cuisine with a twist OKAY, so there’s a new Filipino Restaurant in town, what has it got to offer that’s not already in the hundred other restos of all size and genres found in Cagayan de Oro? Plenty. Though not that new, Boy Zugba is already making waves at its location along Corrales Avenue-Ramon Chaves St (beside Pit Stop, across Parasat office) and won a devoted clientele that regularly comes in daily, weekly or when-can-you. Despite its relatively ‘young’ age

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(it opened last February 9th) it already ranks 9th among 141 restaurants listed by TripAdvisor in Cagayan de Oro, garnering an “excellent” rating for all reviews submitted in its behalf. Said a reviewer from nearby Iligan: “Read about Boy Zugba from the internet and decided we’ll give it a try once we’re in Cdo. I like the artsy names of their food, the ambiance (with their funny local sayings) and their outstanding service. No wonder the place is packed when we got there that night. Will surely dine there next time we’re in town.” The “artsy names” of the menu items were christened by Henrik Yu, the other half of the dynamic duo which came up with the concept for Boy Zugba, the other being his wife, Joanna Cris Lim-Yu. Doy and Ann (as they are known to friends) together with partner Catherine Genabe put up in 1999 Bigby’s Café & Restaurant, their first restaurant whose global cuisine and fine/fast-casual

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dining format revolutionized the Kagayanons dining habits and now ranks it #5 in Trip Advisor with 8 branches in the Visayas and Mindanao. Another ground-breaking establishment followed in 2000 with the advent of Missy Bon Bon Breadshop Restaurant, serving gelato, pastries, sandwiches and pasta at Limketkai Center, and now ranked the #7 restaurant in Cagayan de Oro by Trip Advisor. As if two game-changing restaurants weren’t enough for a lifetime, the partners have put their collective wisdom together to come up

with yet another winner in Boy Zugba. Those who’ve grown fond of Bigby’s and Miss Bon Bon, will find themselves right at home with the trademark “artsy names” they’ve become familiar with, (courtesy of Doy) like Gidagat na Calamares, Humba ni Opaw! (with pride bread), Sakay na sa Bicol Express!, Humba …is that Steeww?, Pansat Gihubog sa Itlog Maalat, Squid Tac Tic, , Banana de Coco Martin and What’s your plan, leche Flan?but my favorite is Pancit sa Pulis! There’s many more, but I won’t spoil your fun by mentioning them here: Go find out for yourself! But those are but names, so how does the food measure up? Said another local review from Trip Advisor: “Among all the Filipino restaurant that I’ve tried, Boy Zugba has the best Filipino Food so far. Great Food , Excellent Service , Great People. For me, it’s more what you’ve paid for because of the high quality that they serve.” A quick rundown of the fast moving

bestsellers can guide the first time diner: Bandihadong Karne (a sampler of their best selling Pork barbecue, Cheezy Chorizo and Liempo); the classic Kagay-anon Sinuglaw de Cagayan, Chicken Inasal (that can hold its own against the best from the Chicken Inasal capital of the Philippines!), Lechon Kawali Gi Ulanan sa Sili ug Tanglad, Manok La-uya, Presko nga Lumpia Ubod, and not the least, the quaintly named Kiping dala Atik for dessert!

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PRO10 welcomes anew 322 new police recruits CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City -- Police Regional Office (PRO) 10 formally witnessed the reception of 322 police recruits who after completing the three months of tedious processing and validation of their mental, medical and physical fitness, were turned over to the Regional Training Center (RTC) 10 to start their one year training. Seventy-three (73) of them represent the female recruits. These recruits took their oaths of office as new members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) with the rank of Police Officer 1 in temporary status. They shall receive their basic salary of The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) - Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) awards the Northern Mindanao finalists of the Productivity Olympics 2015 on 30 June 2015 at Seda Hotel, Cagayan P14,834.00 each, similar to de Oro City where it recognizes best productivity improvement programs and targets of entrepreneurs or micro, the regular police officers holding the same rank. small or medium enterprises (MSMEs). (JMORPIA10)

Proposed law regulating septage concerns under review CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The City Council committee on health and sanitation awaits the submission of the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the proposed Wastewater Management ordinance from the City Local Environment and Natural Resources Office (CLENRO). The document will be incorporated to the proposed ordinance regulating septage dislodging, transport, treatment and disposal, which now under review by the committee. The proposed law shall apply to all septage coming from the septic tanks of buildings and structures whether public or privately owned, residential, commercial, institutional or industrial. However, high- end subdivisions and malls, which have their own disposal and treatment facilities duly approved and with permit to operate issued by Department of

Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) are not included in the proposed law, The Power learned. During initial discussions, Councilor Dante Pajo, chair of the committee, explained that the ordinance will be enacted to compliment the provisions and specifications of the Building Code, Sanitation Code, Plumbing Code, the Clean Water Act, the Water District Law and the Environment Services Section of the Local Government Code of the Philippines. The committee will continue to tackle the matter during its next meeting. To be invited are representatives of the Water Waste Management Board, City Health Office, CLENRO, City Public Services Office, Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD), DENR, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Fuzo Negro services, among others. (ELB/ CdeOSP)

Their training will be divided into two phases, the first six months regular classroom instructions at the training school and the last six months field training at the different police stations and offices in northern Mindanao. After the oath-taking ceremony, the recruits were received by police officers from the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) where they were grouped into four different stations at the parade ground of Camp Alagar to start their physical exercises. Subsequently, they were formally turned over to the RTC-10 Director. PCSupt Lyndel A Desquitado, Acting Regional Director led the oathtaking ceremony. (PRO10)

DSWD Sustainable Livelihood Program signs MOA with 22 Technical Vocational Institutions CAGAYAN de Oro City -- In the quest to uplift the economic condition of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) beneficiaries through the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP), the Department of Social Welfare and D e velopment (DSWD) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with 22 Technical Vocational Institutions to strengthen the implementation of skills enhancement training to the poor families

in the region. The provision of the training is one of the capacity-building strategies of the SLP to prepare the families to do better in managing their livelihood activities and opportunities in an utmost quality. The signing of MOA marked another milestone to the department’s mission to improve the lives of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries. With the additional P96.7M budget for SLP’s TechVoc, 5,671 qualified

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VIVIENETH VALDEZ CASE NO. 2015-10-1357 Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ Service on the line;Cogon Market Macanhan –Balongis and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on July 9, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of July,2015.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: July 6, 2015


CASE NO. 2015-10-1356 2005-10-585

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for extension of validity of certificate of public convenience of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Tagoloan ,Mis. Or. and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on July 9, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 2nd day of July,2015. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: July 6, 2015

beneficiaries will be given opportunity to study and build their own future. Engr. Edgar Sales, the Regional Director of Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) Region 10, shared his sincerest commitment to support DSWD by identifying the best institutions that will serve the beneficiaries. There are now 2,693 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries of SLP who completed a Technical Vocational (TechVoc) course of which

247 graduates are regularly employed to various companies here and abroad. The SLP is a multistakeholder program of the department that aims to improve the standard of living of poor households by facilitating opportunities for development and management of resources viable for micro-enterprises, community empowerment through skills trainings and employment facilitation. (Jamilah M. Taha/DSWD/ PIA10)

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Day of judgment Special Gospel of the day (July5, 2015-Sunday) Matthew 25:31-46” All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left. “Then the King will say to those on His right, `Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. `For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’ “Then the righteous will answer Him, `Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? `And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? `When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “The King will answer and say to them, `Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ “Then He will also say to those on His left, `Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire: The most fearful day for all us is the Day of Judgment. No one can escape from this final destiny.

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Bro. Edcel L. Closas You will face it, whether you will like it or not. Take note, two judgments: individual Judgment and general judgment. Hebrews 9:27”And inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment. This gospel is talking about the last day of the people and probably, some people of our next generation can experience this judgment. Take note, you will be judged according to your works every day. 2 Corinthians 5:10”For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. In your present status, how ready are you to face God if ever he is calling you right now to face him? Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

New PDEA RD assures SP of programs against dangerous drugs in Oro’s brgys NEW Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) regional director Wilkins M. Villanueva on Monday assured the 17th City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas during the regular session Monday presided over by Councilor Ramon Tabor that programs to strengthen the drive against the drug menace will be implemented in the city’s barangays. Director Villanueva briefed the legislative body on the drug situation in the city and nationwide during his courtesy call. He explained how the drug trade works and cited the need to address the problem by

focusing on the drug users. According to PDEA, out of the 80 barangays in the city, 38 are affected by the drug trade. One barangay is slightly affected having at least one user, 20 barangays moderately affected with the presence of one pusher and 11 are seriously affected having drug dens. He said he believes in the necessity of implementing barangay clearing programs with its holistic approach, to solve the problem. He noted that there is not much focus on the barangay level. According to the PDEA, it is the users that bring money to drug cartels and






when the users are rehabilitated, drug cartels are hurt. “The problem is our local police are handling street pushers but nobody is minding the fate of the users,” he cited. Aside from barangay clearing programs, PDEA is also set to hold capacity building trainings for barangays, the city government, the police and the community, he said. “PDEA will help Cagayan de Oro to implement the barangay clearing program and I believe the time is now. It is ripe for us to implement such program. Let us liberate our barangays from the

fangs of dangerous drugs,” he stressed. Councilor Roger Abaday, chair of the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), said the report of PDEA needs to be acted upon. “This is not just a wake up call but call for immediate action,” he cited seeking support to the CADAC and other agencies for them to successfully operate to address the drug menace in the city. BADAC According to PDEA, Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADACs) also play important roles in the campaign against dangerous See assures, page A11


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Investments... from page A1

Corporation also contribute to the major projects in the region identified by BOI. According to Arcansalin, the Philippine government identifies three priority sectors of the Investment Priorities Plan 2014 to 2016 which includes manufacturing, agribusiness and services. The manufacturing sector is in resurgence with preferred activities such as in motor vehicles parts and components, shipbuilding and even aerospace parts and components. Arcansalin says that the market for these products is huge. Even basic iron and steel products, steel grinding balls, long steel products and tool and die such as molds for die casting, among others. Meanwhile, agribusiness shows high employment generator with preferred activities in commercial production, processing and animal and aqua feeds, among others. The services sector on the other hand shows sustained growth with the IT-BPM size of $18.1B in 2014 in the country. BOI lists preferred activities for services sector such as economic low cost housing, hospitals and other infrastructure. Arcansalin also mentioned that one of the factors considered by investors is predictability of policy of government. He cited that in Mindanao, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) if passed, should resolve to good governance to create peace and order thus would create inclusive growth. Meanwhile, the advantage of foreign investors in the country, according to Arcansalin is they bring capital and technology. Aside from that, they also help us access foreign markets, he said. The 2014 IPP process include research, peer review of IPP 2014 Framework to a core group of economists and multi-sectoral consultations. (JMOR/PIA10)

Report... from page A1

from Barangay Nos. 1-20; 24 to 40, 69 fire hydrants were inspected. One was found defective which is located at Justo Ramonal street. At Station 2, covering Barangays 21, 22, 23, 25 and 26 and Lapasan, Gusa, Cugman Carmen, 21 fire hydrants were inspected, all are operational. Station 3, which services 14 barangays including Carmen, Balulang and all hinterland barangays, 17 hydrants were inspected and all are operational. At Station 4, which serves Nazareth, Macasandig, Camaman-an and Indahag, only 13 were inspected and one fire hydrant located at Macasandig was found to be defective. At Station No. 5, covering Consolacion, Macabalan and Puntod, the City Fire District inspected 16 fire

hydrants and found out four facilities along Puntod High School, Zone 2, Puntod and Consolacion Village are with defects, however, only one was declared unserviceable. The report also stated that at Station 6, which services Kauswagan, Bonbon, Bayabas and Patag, only 17 fire hydrants were inspected, three are not operational. Station 7 serves Bulua, Iponan, Baikingon, San Simon, Pagatpat and Canitoan. Out of the 19 fire hydrants inspected, three are found to be defective. These are located at the Westbound Market, Bulua and Calaanan. The team inspected eight fire hydrants served by Station 8 and noted that only five are operational. Those with defects are at Zone 5 Bugo, Bugo National Highway and Zone 6 Puerto. According to the COFD, six fire hydrants affected by the construction of road and market along Profiteza Pelaez St-Torasa residence at R.E.R, Vamenta Blvd., near West City Central School, Villa Trinitas Phase 1 and 2, Borja-Lt.Guillermo Sts and beside Puerto Market have been condemned. (ELB/ CdeOSP)

Assures... from page A10

drugs. “They will be managing the program and will be given enhancement seminars, ” he cited. It may be recalled that early this year, through Resolution No. 11911 - 2015, the City Council requested the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) to urge all barangay chairmen to activate and or reactivate their respective Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC) to help in the campaign against illegal drugs. PDEA Director Villanueva said about 50-percent of BADACs in the city have already been activated. He thanked the City Council for allowing him to report on the drug situation in the city and country.

Chance... from page A1

now called Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region is constitutional. We have made amendments and/or deletions to ensure that it is constitutional and consistent with the aspirations of the Bangsamoro,” Rodrigue pointed out. He also underscored that his committee made the refinements to the draft BBL after various consultations with different stakeholders. Anot her s olon and member of the Ad Hoc Committee, Akbayan partylist Representative Ibarra Gutierrez also expressed hi continued support to House Bill No. 5811, the lower house’s version of the BBL. He is also confident that the BBL will pass constitutional review. “If you listen to the explanations of some members of

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Congress who voted against the BBL, they were not talking about the substance of the law at all. They were talking about Mamasapano, they were insisting on tying the passage of BBL into some kind of a resolution of the Mamasapano issue like return of firearms, filing of cases by the Department of Justice, or ambiguous standards like the MILF showing sincerity as the government’s peace partner,” Gutierrez said. He also pointed out that many of the provisions that are allegedly constitutionally questionable in the draft BBL were already found in Republic Act 9054 or the Expanded ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) Law. “The BBL discussions have to go back to RA 9054 and the paranoia to its constitutionality makes us revisit the ARMM law. What is written on the BBL is a reiteration of what is in the ARMM with additional provisions that ensure genuine autonomy.”

Literacy... from page A1

track are also given the opportunity to undergo a six-day entrepreneurship training workshop being offered by Youth at Venture. Abot-Alam beneficiaries who undergo the financial literacy sessions will be able to open mobile-based savings accounts, while those under the entrepreneurship track who have undergone both financial literacy and entrepreneurship sessions will eventually have access to other financial products, such as micro-loans and micro-insurance. “As we work toward transforming our out-ofschool youth to becoming productive citizens in our communities, we need to equally empower them with the knowledge on handling their finances and providing them with access to financial tools and services to achieve their goals,” shares DepEd Undersecretary for Partnerships and External Linkages Mario A. Deriquito. “In keeping with BanKO’s mission to provide a savings account for every Filipino, Abot-Alam serves as an excellent channel to expand financial literacy services to the unbanked. By directly offering out-of-school youth affordable micro-savings product through their mobile phones and future access to micro-credit to kickstart small businesses, we help fulfill the country’s financial inclusion goal,” says Roberto Nazal, Chief Development Officer of BPI-Globe BanKO. The financial literacy program has already been piloted by BPI-Globe BanKO in several communities, including a community in Camarines Sur. Rose Olitoquit, AbotAlam coordinator in Camarines Sur, shares, “I requested BPI-Globe BanKO to provide financial literacy training to my out-of-school

learners in the mountain villages of San Fernando. Most of my learners aged 15 to 35 years old became depositors because the barriers to access in formal financial services were removed. The new depositors got a chance to open a savings account with an initial deposit of only P100. The program that was started didn’t just end with the financial literacy training. Out-of-school youth who had regular jobs and other sources of income became regular savers.” Olitoquit further adds that many of her learners who had undergone entrepreneurship training put up their own small business, trading in rice, agriculture supplies, peanut butter, and bukayo. Many opened their own bakeries. Meanwhile, Dranred Labaco, an out-of-school youth who underwent entrepreneurship training with Youth at Venture, illustrates the benefits of being financially aware and having the right entrepreneurial mindset. “I under went entrepreneurship training in November 2014 and now have my own business for the last six months,” the Abot-Alam learner shares in the vernacular. “The training starts with getting to know yourself, before you learn the basics of running a business and managing your finances.” “When I had a small amount of capital, I got a cart to sell Bicolano food such as laing, pinangat, igado,” he continues, before sharing that the first venture eventually folded. “I was able to save Php5,000, and now I sell peanut butter and atchara, which are made in Camarines Sur. I sell them at Divisoria. I learned that businesses can fail, but you can find other opportunities to continue what you started.” DepEd and its partners are also looking at other potential partners to the program, including local governments and companies with corporate social responsibility programs focusing on livelihood, to assist in extending financial access to out-of-school youth. “From an out-of-school youth to an Abot-Alam learner, our investment in the youth is yielding concrete results with around two million out-of-school youth registered with AbotAlam,” says NYC Chair Undersecretary Gregorio Ramon Tingson. “Only two out of 10 Filipinos have bank accounts and more than 60% of those have only less Php5,000. Financial literacy is one of the key components to equip young people with the right attitude towards finances. A financially literate learner is a financially empowered Filipino.” “The financial literacy program being implemented with our Abot-Alam learners is intended to inculcate in them the right attitudes

and habits about money,” Undersecretary Deriquito emphasizes. “When we combine our opportunities in education, employment, and entrepreneurship with financial literacy, we’re equipping our learners with better chances to improve their futures.”

Cimagala... from page A4

and experiences. This was the testimony, for example, of that great intellectual saint, Edith Stein, who facing a great trial once said: ¨This was my first encounter with the Cross, and with the divine virtue which it infuses in those who carry it. Thus I saw for the first time and palpably before me, in its victory over the sting of death, the Church born out of the passion of the Redeemer. It was the moment when my disbelief collapsed and Christ radiated, Christ in the mystery of the Cross.¨ May we learn to look for the Cross always, embracing it tightly, convinced that´s where our true joy and liberation are found. May we learn to find the Cross in our daily affairs, big and small. May we deeply realize that our life is always a blend of joy and sacrifice, smile and suffering, optimism and difficulty, filial abandon in the hands of God and determined struggle.

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Solamillo emphasized that only the rightful beneficiaries of the program are included in the database, adding that the Grievance Redress System (GRS) of the program is continually capturing and processing complaints related to the program. Since the implementation of the program in 2010, GRS has delisted 2,438 beneficiaries due to inclusion errors; found out and delisted 13,210 because the household has no eligible children aged 0-18 years old; and delisted 717 grantees found to have regular income. GRS also has cleaned its list from double entry or duplication, fraud, missing, waived, not registered, among others. For her part, Kenneth Haze Sanchez, Regional Program Coordinator of Pantawid Pamilya in Northern Mindanao, explained that one way of keeping the database from leakage is through immediate filing of updates by encoding those updates in the system. As of this year, Sanchez disclosed that GRS has received, processed, and resolved only minimal complaints of inclusion error which are coming from the grantees under Sets 6 and 7 or grantees included in the program for the last two years. She also added that the Department conducts regular spot checks nationwide and consultations with different partner-agencies and organizations to help improve

the implementation of the program. Earlier, DSWD Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman has clarified reports citing a paper by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which stated “improvements are needed in the program’s targeting system to reduce an estimated leakage rate of 30%”. ADB through its Philippines Country Director Richard Bolt, however, has already issued a clarification saying that the paper they published referred to studies from 2013 and 2011, which in turn used data from 2009. “It is unfortunate that outdated data was used in media reports claiming that 19 billion pesos of program funds did not go to intended beneficiaries. That figure is based on a calculation drawn from outdated 2009 data—at a time when the budget for the program was much smaller—rather than the most recent 2014 budget. Initial targeting errors have been substantially reduced by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), with advice from ADB and other partners. It is important to note that these targeting errors did not lead to misappropriation or misuse of funds. “Since 2010, ADB has worked closely with DSWD to ensure funding goes to intended beneficiaries. ADB technical assistance has supported DSWD in implementing measures—such as a grievance redress mechanism, extra training for staff, and spot checks in the field—to improve targeting models so they exclude non-eligible families. “As part of ADB’s continuing efforts to improve the program’s effectiveness, a new round of poverty assessment processes is ongoing to update the status of beneficiary households and ensure funds are properly directed,” said Bolt in his statement which is also posted in ADB’s Solamillo also enjoined the public to report, through the GRS, any complaint or questions about the Pantawid Pamilya. Messages can be sent through the text hotline 09189122813 or via electronic mail or via Facebook: Tanggapan ng Reklamo.(Oliver B. Inodeo/DSWD/PIA10)

Window... from page A6

MSMEs, 22 underwent initial screening and evaluation for financing. It is indeed a refreshing news to our local entrepreneurs. DTI is hopeful that this will increase the business climate and invigorates investments in our locality. For more information, entrepreneurs who are interested to apply may consult with the Negosyo Center, DTI-Misamis Oriental Office, GF Antolin Building, Tiano-Akut Streets, Cagayan de Oro City or they may call +63 8822 722291 or +63 8822 712473 or +63 88 8574034. (Loraine Brillantes/DTI-MOR)

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