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Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. The Regions of Cagayan Valley and Cordillera and the Provinces of Ilocos and Aurora will have cloudy skies with light rains. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with brief rainshowers while the rest of the country will have brief rainshowers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Eastern Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast with slight to moderate seas. source : pagasa
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n The city council approved an ordinance for the release of cash assistance n Emano to deliver the cash aid to local execs in Davao and Compostela Valley By CRIS DIAZ, Staff, Mindanao Daily News
CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano is scheduled to leave any time for Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley to personally deliver cash assistance in the amount of P1.2 million to local executives in the area. This after the City Coun-
cil yesterday has approved an Ordinance to donate cash in the amount of P1.2 million for typhoon ‘Pablo’ victims of the hard hit towns of Davao Oriental and the landlocked province of Compostela Valley. More than 700 people
died, including women and children, as the killer typhoon ‘Pablo’ packing more than 100 kilometers per hour wind made a landfall in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley Tuesday last week. The capital town of Cateel in Davao Oriental was wiped out with more than 600 people dead while other more than 300 people in the gold-mine rich of New Bataan in Compostela Valley perished. Search, rescue, and retrieval operations continue
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in the hardest hit towns where the missing persons and individuals reached more than 780 as of Tuesday. City Ordinance No. 12480-2012 was unanimously carried by members of the City Council during their regular session yesterday. The P1.2 million would be divided between Davao Oriental and Compostela where the latter gets P500, 000 and the latter P700, 000. Davao Oriental gets P700, 000 because the fishing and agricultural town of Cateel, one of Davao
Oriental’s towns, suffered unequal devastation. Members of the Padayon Pilipino, the ruling political party at the City Council, sponsored the City Ordinance on motion of City Councilor Prexy Elipe. City Councilor Alvin Bacal said that Emano would leave soon any time this week. He said the City Council decided to donate cash instead of ‘in kinds’ to allow local officials in the typhoon-stricken areas to buy whatever is necessary
for the victims there. Beside, Bacal said, it would be difficult to bring goods to the area because of accessibility problem. Emano would be leaving immediately. He would be back soon for the commemoration of the ‘Sendong’ anniversary on Dec. 17. About 700 people died and some 500 remained missing to this day as killer flash flood spawned by typhoon ‘Sendong’ struck Cagayan de Oro City early morning on Dec. 17, 2012. oro | page 11
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Govt asks private companies to lend h’copter for relief ops THE Aquino government called on companies and individuals to lend private helicopters to help the relief operations in Mindanao following the devastation wrought by typhoon Pablo, a Palace official said Monday. Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin has asked
the private sector to augment government efforts in delivering relief to the typhoon-affected provinces. “In keeping with the tradition of private sector involvement in humanitarian efforts following calamities, we call on companies and individuals to coordinate
with the Eastern Mindanao Command for the use of private helicopters to transport much-needed relief goods and resources to afflicted provinces at the soonest possible time. The Eastern Mindanao Command may be contacted RELIEF | page 11
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At the same time, Globe continues to offer free calls and texts to all networks at the Libreng Tawag station located at the Compostela Municipal Hall, Poblacion, Compostela Valley. With Libreng Tawag, affected families would be able to communicate easily with their friends and loved ones in the country and abroad.
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Butuan donates lot for P40m RDC-13 building By PAT SAMONTE and JOEL PORTUGAL of Mindanao Daily News
BUTUAN City––The city government here has donated a 1,000-square meter lot whereon a P40-million Caraga Regional Development Council building will be constructed. “Thank you so much to the ‘Big Man’ of Butuan City, Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. for donating this lot,” RDC-Caraga chairperson and Surigao del Norte Gov. Sol Matugas said during the groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed building on J. Rosales Avenue here. Matugas said the Caraga RDC-National Economic and Development Authority had been renting a building for the past 14 years and “it is such a relief that Mayor Amante obliged to donate this site. Finally, RDCCaraga and NEDA-13 will have their own building.” In his speech, Amante said that the city “did not
Tourism master plan BUTUAN City––Through the strong determination to further develop Butuan in the field of tourism, the Sangguniang Panlungsod under Vice Mayor Law Fortun, Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante Jr. was authorize to enter into and sign, for and in behalf of the City
Government of Butuan, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) in relation to the technical assistance of the latter to the city government of Butuan in the development and finalization of
BUTUAN City––The Philippine Futsal League (Mindanao Leg) is scheduled for kick-off on December 15-16, 2012 at the Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Gym which will be hosted by the ButuanAgusan Norte Football Assocation (BANFA) and initiated by the Philippine Futsal Committee in coor-
dination with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC). The Futsal League is an open tournament for Men’s Futsal Team which will be participated by all the 17 football associations in Mindanao. “Futsal is a 5-a-side version of football
BUTUAN City––In the essence of the Yuletide season, the Sangguniang Panlungsod headed by Vice Mayor Law Fortun, through SP Resolution No. 677-2012 has authorized a group of business enthusiasts to display their goods along the sidewalk stretching from Asialink Department Store up to the corner of P. Burgos Street during the duration
of the Christmas Season starting from December 1, 2012 to January 6 next year at business hours beginning from 7 p.m. to 12 midnight. Under said resolution, the city government shall provide portable tents that will be used by the vendors with a rental fee of One Hundred Twenty (Php 120.00) Pesos per day.
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Futsal league set in Butuan
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Early Christmas treat CARAGA RDC-NEDA BUILDING GROUNDBREAKING. Participating with shovels are : Bureau of Local Government Finance-13 Director Nemesio Maceren, DENR-FMB Director Nonito Tamayo, NEDA-13 Director Carmencita Cochingco, Gov. Sol Matugas, Agusan del Sur 2nd District Rep. Evelyn Mellana, Surigao del Norte 1stt District Rep. Francisco Matugas, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr., Department of Agriculture-13 Director Edna Mabeza and DILG-13 Asst. Director Donald Seronay. Photo by Dianah Generalao, CMO/PIO
lose a lot but will gain a progress of the whole Caraga rigao del Norte 1st District Representative building that will serve as region.” building | page 10 During the program, Sucenter for development and
WFP appeals for US$21.6 million to assist victims of Typhoon Bopha DAVAO City––The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is appealing for US$21.6 million to provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance as well as logistics support for 400,000 people who have been most affected by Typhoon Bopha in the worst-hit areas of Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, the CARAGA region, and Lanao del Sur. WFP’s food assistance, which will run until May 2013, complements the government’s ongoing relief and early recovery operations through a single food supply pipeline, jointly managed with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), to ensure an efficient and coordinated response to food needs on the ground. WFP’s assistance will include providing specialised nutritious foods to 80,000 children in the worst-affected areas and 60,000 pregnant and nursing mothers. “One year after Tropical Storm Washi hit Northern Mindanao, WFP is again deeply saddened by the suffering and destruction caused by Typhoon Bopha. We are working around the clock in partnership with the Government to ensure a coordinated
and effective response to food and other priority humanitarian needs,” said WFP Philippines Representative and Country Director Stephen Anderson. The DSWD has requested WFP’s support in setting up two hubs in Davao Oriental and the CARAGA region to help speed up the delivery of humanitarian assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Bopha. As of Monday 10th December, WFP had already delivered rice and high-energy biscuits for 142,500 people and Readyto-Use supplementary foods for 26,000 children. Thirty-eight trucks have also been deployed to help local government units deliver relief goods. In the coming days, WFP will conduct assessments to provide the government with in-depth information on community food needs in the affected areas. Over 5.4 million people have been affected since Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines on December 4. Nearly 64,000 houses have been damaged, and 370,000 people have been forced to leave their houses. Around 650 people have been confirmed dead, and 780 are still missing.
Members in typhoon-hit areas can avail of emergency loan: GSIS By Apipa P. Bagumbaran of the Philippine Information Agency-10
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Members of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) who were adversely affected by typhoon Pablo may apply for emergency loan, the GSIS Cagayan de Oro branch announced. Branch Manager Ma.
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Cecilia G. Vega said the emergency loan will be made available to GSIS members living or working in Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Zamboanga del Norte, Camiguin, Surigao
del Norte, Siargao, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Province, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Samal Island, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, North Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga areas | page 10
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AFP leads in anti-illegal logging campaign in Mindanao By: Capt. Joselito B. Ante Jr.
BUTUAN CITY - In response to the call of President Benigno Aquino, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will lead in anti-illegal logging operations in Mindanao, effective January 1, next year. This, in accordance with Executive Order No. 23, “Declaring a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the Anti-illegal Logging Task Force”. In a special meeting with the National Antiillegal Logging Task Force at Camp Aguinaldo last September 11, 2012 – attended by the secretaries of the DENR and DND, it was agreed that in view of the presence of insurgents and armed groups in Mindanao and to modify the strategies of the Anti-illegal Logging campaign of the government, the “Anti-
illegal Logging Task Force Resolution No.005-2012: A resolution converting the Anti-illegal Logging Operations in Mindanao from a civilian to an active military operation” will be implemented. MGen Nestor A. Añonuevo, commander of the 4th Infantry Division, who is also one of the proponents of the plan when he was still at the AFP General Headquarters, already gave instructions to all units under his command to prepare for the eventual handover of the Anti-illegal Logging operations to Army units in the Division’s area of responsibility (AOR).
In Caraga Region, Colonel Ronald N. Albano PA, commander of the 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade, had a series of meetings with DENR-Region XIII on the preparations for the anti-illegal logging operations and the strategies that will be employed upon the implementation of the resolution. The brigade is a member of the newly-created “Multi-sectoral Forest Protection Committee”, under the Regional Development Council in Caraga that supplements EO 23 of the President. Col Albano said, “We are very pleased on how people are putting their
trust in the AFP to lead in the anti-illegal logging campaign of the government. “This is another challenge for us to do better than what we are already doing in terms of environmental protection. That is why we are also employing the aid of the DENR and other agencies in providing us with technical assistance we need to educate our personnel on this new undertaking,” the general stated. He assured that the military, together with other government agencies, “will do our part and we will do it the best way we can.” (JBAJr/asf )
AID FOR PABLO SURVIVORS - Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman speaks before the survivors of typhoon Pablo during the distribution of relief goods and cash assistance in New Bataan, Compostela Valley. To her left is Pres. Benigno Aquino III. (PIA XI/asf)
YOUTH SUMMIT – Photo shows the 136 participants to the 3-day live-in Youth Leadership Summit on December 7, this year, at Brgy Songkoy, Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte. Initiated by the local government unit, with the Church, the Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through Our Youth, Incorporated (POINTY) and the 3rdSpecial Forces Battalion, Special Operations Command, Philippine Army, the activity carried the theme “Youth of today, Leaders of tomorrow”. (photo provided/asf)
Healing Art on 1st Sendong Anniversary by Artsada CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber), the City Tourism Office and SM City have jointly launched yesterday the week-long art exhibition of the city’s burgeoning artists, in commemoration of the 1st Anniversary of Sendong. Entitled “Artsada's Next Stop: Healing Art for Sendong at SM”, the event which runs until December 16 is composed of five visual artists from Cagayan de Oro City displaying their artworks in the exhibition portraying images for healing. The artists will also
hold an art workshop for 50 children of Sendong victim-families, as a creative psychosocial therapy on December 15. Another batch of 50 children the following day. On top of the display of their “obras”, an on-the-spot painting demonstration will be shared by the Artsada. City Tourism Operations Officer Imma Rae Gatuslao said the city government is supporting this endeavor to continuously help in the psychosocial needs of the flood survivors, “as many of them are still traumatized from the incident.” She further mentioned that the exhibit will also
help promote the city’s culture and arts, “which we can proudly claim as Kagay-anon, through our Artsada’s artworks.” The exhibit is also supported by the NCCA Visual Arts Committee, as part of their offshoot activities in promoting local arts. Participating in the event are visual artists with varied line of interests or medium in arts : Bo Daclan (contemporary art), Gieward Hullagno (water color painting), Brixrey Guegue (coffee painting), Darryl Salcedo (papercut art) and Marigold Cherie Ramos-Garrido (pastel. oil/acrylic painting). (City Information Office/asf )
NEW BATAAN INSPECTION - Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas answers questions from media during his inspection in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, December 7. (PIA-XI/asf)
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PETDA helps 68 indigent families
TACURONG City - Sixtyeight indigent families from Brgy. San Antonio, this city, have received grocery packs from the Petron Dealers Association (PETDA-SOCSKSARGEN), December 5. According to PETDA-SOCSKSARGEN President Victor Rebosura, the association had been doing this activity for almost 5 years now. “This is actually the first time that we went out of General Santos to conduct this activity. This is a good start. Next year, we will be choosing another town,” Mr. Rebosura shared. The families were identified by the City Social Welfare and Development Office. Ms. Elena Padilla, a 59-year-old widow, who almost went to tears even before receiving her share said “Nalipay guid ako nga
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isa ako sa napili nila. Daku na guid ni nga tabang sa amon sang apo ko.” Brgy. Chair Joan Landig was thankful for the association’s gesture saying this is the first time that our barangay has received such kind of blessings from the businessmen. PETDA members and
SAFEGUARDING THE ‘MOJONS’ - DENR-9 Regional Executive Director Arleigh J. Adorable urges local government officials to enact an ordinance mandating the barangay officials and their constituents to support in the safeguard and protection of mojons. (PIA 9/asf)
officers also expressed gladness for having able to share their blessing and for visiting the City of Goodwill. “Now, they are able to see that Tacurong is indeed peaceful and good for business,” said PETDA-SK Representative Nonito Legas. (Tacurong City Information Office/asf) PAGADIAN City – The environment office here has warned the public against individuals offering to facilitate the issuance of land titles for a fee. According to DENR-9 Information Chief Roservirico Tan, there are reports that some employees of DENR are acting themselves, as fixers. “The DENR management will act accordingly, will penalize and will file appropriate charges against its own officials and em-
DENR warns public against land titling fixers By Jocelyn P. Alvarez
ployees, who will be caught or found to be involved in unlawful transactions, such as fixing,” Mr. Tan said. He also explained, it’s not only the fixers who will be penalized, but the givers or ‘bribers’, as well. “Any individual who will bribe DENR employees will also face criminal charges in addition to the cancellation of fraudulent or fake land titles,” Mr. Tan clarified. He reminded the public that a minimal fee P50
only will be collected for each free patent, residential patent and all other land applications and payments shall be made only after all documentary requirements have been submitted. The chief information officer further clarified that there are also other (minimal) fees that have to be paid separately directly to the local government units concerned for other documentar y requirements. (JPA/PIA 9/asf )
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THINK a minute. A famous professor from Harvard University did a study in a primary school. At the beginning of the school year the teachers were given the names of 5 children. The teachers were told that these 5 were the best students in the class. But the fact was that these students were only average. Well, guess what? By the end of the year all 5 average students scored among the highest in the class. They even gained 15-30 I.Q. points! So what made those average students change so much to become top students? The only difference was the change in the teachers’ attitudes. Since the teachers believed that these 5 kids were the top students, they
Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst expected more from them and treated them with more respect. So these 5 average students began to believe and expect more from themselves, just by the way the teachers viewed and treated them. You know, if you expect the best from people, they’ll usually want to give you their best. A great leader said: “Treat a person just how he appears to be on the outside, and you’ll make him even worse. But treat a person
like he’s already a success, and you’ll help make him the best he can be.” It reminds me of the true story of 7-year-old Johnny. His school teacher got so tired of him one day she said: “Johnny, you’re the naughtiest boy in this class! Besides that, you’re the dumbest!” The next year Johnny had a different teacher. After the first day of class, his new teacher met with him. She said: “Johnny, I’ve heard a lot about you!” Then she smiled and said
to him: “But I don’t believe a word of it!” From the beginning, Johnny’s new teacher treated him as if he was one of the smartest, best behaved students. Well, you guessed it. After just a few months, Johnny became one of the top students in that class. Later on he was made a school prefect and leader! That’s the power of our love, belief, and encouraging attitude toward our children. You see, that’s how God loves and believes in you and the abilities He gave you. So won’t you ask Jesus Christ to take charge of your life today, and every day of your life? He’s the One Who will help you become your best. He’ll also help you to love and expect the best from others. Just Think a Minute.
Sue Davao, Compostela execs
NOW is the time for self-proclaimed righteous non-government organizations in Cagayan de Oro City to head for Compostela Valley. Once again, their talents would be of importance there. They must conduct a no nonsense inquiry on why typhoon ‘Pablo’ has inflicted deaths and enormous damaged to properties in that area. Organizations like the ‘Save Cdo Cris Diaz Movement,’’Sulog,’ and ‘Bangon’ have more reasons to be in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental now. Local officials in Cateel, Davao Oriental and New Bataan in Compostela Valley had been informed to take all precautionary measures a week before typhoon ‘Pablo’ struck. However, residents in these areas (including local officials) reportedly did not take the warning seriously. After all, never in the history of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley that a deadly typhoon would have ripped through the towns. Like the beautiful town of Cateel, the gold-rich town of New Bataan has dozens of small-scale mining and logging operations in the area. Sand, gravel, and mining operations are among the major source of livelihood of barangay San Antonio, one of Cateel’s 16 barangays. Typhoon ‘Pablo’ rendered Cateel’s more than 36,000 people homeless and death continue to rise as search, rescue, and retrieval opera-
tions went high gear. The DENR’s Mines and GeoSciences Bureau (MGB) has identified the town of New Bataan as permanent danger zone since 2006. New Bataan is a first class town with over 60,000 people. Latest report said that more than 400,000 people have lost their homes due to typhoon Pablo. MGB described New Bataan as ‘highly susceptible’ to landslides. It is marked with a purple color on the hazard map. The town is nearest to mining areas there. Neither like the weather bureau’s early warnings days before typhoon ‘Pablo,’ local residents nor local officials heeded the MGB warnings, which date back six years ago. As of Monday, the death toll in Compostela Valley has risen to more than 650 and the missing tallied almost 800. What happened there is worse than Cagayan de Oro’s typhoon Sendong on December 17, 2012. Thus, it would be appropriate for the Save CDO Movement, Sulog, and Bangon to file charges against local officials in Cateel and New Bataan for ‘dereliction of duty.’ After all, these groups had filed a case of negligence and dereliction of duty against the City Mayor of Cagayan de Oro because of the deadly typhoon ‘Sendong.’ If they could not do it in Davao and Compostela Valley then their case against Cagayan de Oro City Mayor is useless. The local government department that hears the case should drop the case. React firstname.lastname@example.org
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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in John 12:47-48, the Holy Bible). -oooDAVAO ORIENTAL’S AWA R D S W E N T T O NOTHING? How come a province like Gov. Corazon Malanyaon’s Davao Oriental which had been much decorated with awards for
Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio disaster-preparedness in the past two or three years suddenly turned out to be unprepared and even became the hardest hit place in Mindanao when “Pablo” struck, with 337 dead and many people still missing as of now? Choose the best answer: Pablo was really ferocious and deadly, or Davao Oriental was caught totally
unprepared this time, or the awards really meant nothing at all in the face of nature’s fury. Or perhaps, we are being told that there is really nothing that man can do to help himself, even with his awards and recognitions, when death and destruction come from rains, floods and strong winds. -oooPABLO A CONTINUA-
TION OF DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOONS: If estimates by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) are correct---that some 5.4 million Filipinos were directly affected by “Pablo”--it would appear that “Pablo” indeed became the most destructive typhoon the Philippines ever had to date. Some 5.4 million Filipinos constitute about 6 percent of our total population of 100 million, more or less. But then, this is just a continuation of typhoonrelated sufferings for more and more Filipinos. Global warming and climate change, which cause fiercer proud | page 10
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Why not autonomy for all Mindanao? Typhoon ‘Pablo’ BANGSAMORO ONLY? --- I met former DOTC Secretary Bebot Pantaleon (from Davao del Norte) a few days ago and he briefed me about the “One Alliance Advocating Autonomy Movement” that is starting to gain currency and support. It simply CALLS ON ALL MINDANAOANS TO DEMAND that the whole of Mindanao, and not only the area of the Bangsamoro be granted autonomy. The Movement argues if the Muslims will be granted the “Bangsamoro” as its homeland and given a big share in the resources (7525 sharing), allowed their own form of governance, granted wealth sharing concessions, take care of its internal security, including chartering its own destiny as a people, then why not also give the same concessions to the Christians and the Lumads of the whole island region? The whole of Mindanao, and not only the Muslim land, had lagged behind and had been demanding for affirmative action. If the Muslims are given this opportunity, why not the rest of Mindanao? It proposes to establish, in addition to the Bangsamoro region, autonomous regions each for Eastern
Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza Mindanao, Western Mindanao and the Lumads, the latter being non-contiguous. Since the Bangsamoro setup, as being finalized, cannot be done without amending the Constitution, then such amendment should not be limited only for the benefit of the Muslims but for the whole of Mindanao. If you ask me, this resonates well. AS A MAT TER OF FACT, WHY NOT, INDEED? **** “MORAL HAZARD” --- One common complaint being directed at proponents of some systemic reforms for Mindanao is their tendency to initially shout, holler, demand and then after they have become tired of demanding, they eventually disappear in the shadows. Unlike our Muslim brothers and sisters who have since time immemorial, demanded for their right of determi-
Solons told: be not afraid
THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to the members of the House of Representatives who are against the reproductive health bill: Be not afraid. According to CB CP pre s i d e nt A rchbi s h op Jose Palma, the lawmakers should not be afraid in fighting for what is right and moral amidst pressure from those pushing the population control measure. “Amidst the many voices trying to influence the outcome of your deliberations, I call upon you in the words of
nation and even took up the sword and the gun to secure their rightful share under the sun. When I was doing development work in Mindanao while in government, I came across the phrase “moral hazard”, a buzzword in the international circles especially those involved in development. When people who fight governments succeed and get what they demand for and get attention, what about those who keep their peace and remain in the mainstream -- are they also getting equitable attention like those who had to take up arms to get attention and action? While the “troublemakers” are rewarded, those who have behaved within the normal bounds most of the time do not get duly rewarded. Sadly they are even DEPRIVED AND FORGOTTEN. So, the next logical question is: Do they have to also take up arms, fight govern-
ment, to get attention and secure concessions? Good questions. Needing answers. **** BROKEN LIVES ---The damages and casualties caused by Typhoon Pablo that centered in Davao Oriental is just so tremendous that up to now, we cannot still quantify the losses -in lives and in properties. Include erasing the future of the residents there. We in Mindanao have not been used to these calamities. Remember we always boasted before that Mindanao was outside the so-called “ typhoon belt”. Not anymore! The social media netw or k , l i k e Fa c e b o o k , somehow helped during the critical moments when cell sites were down and communications were totally cut off. I thought FB friend Ms. Cynthia “Bing” Rodriguez did a good job during those early hours getting some anxious relatives and friends connected. The rehabilitation work is the difficult part. Returning to normalcy the disrupted lives will take time. This is where government is needed most. For us in the private sector, let’s all help in whatever way we can.
strikes Bukidnon By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy
MALAYBALAY City, Bukidnon––Tropical Cyclone Pablo (Bopha) struck 14 towns and two cities of Bukidnon that destroyed homes and killed at least four people, as it passed through the province, Tuesday, December 4. With maximum winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) and forceful wind bursts of 210 kph, ‘Pablo’ knocked down electric powerlines, uprooted sturdy trees and ripped up roofs of houses and infrastructures in the towns of Baungon, Libona, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Sumilao, Talakag, Cabanglasan, Lantapan, San Fernando, Quezon, Maramag, Impasug-ong, Pangantucan, Kibawe, and the two cities of Malaybalay and Valencia. As of last count, ‘Pablo’ left 31,682 families or 360,362 persons in distress, Arsenio L. Alagenio, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer, said. He said the overflowing of rivers swamped the affected towns on the same day of the onslaught, rendering the main roads impassable, especially in Malaybalay, the province’s capital city. In a flash report at 3 p.m, Tuesday, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) Operation Center reported that the Uguiaban Bridge in Talakag town collapsed. Its support structures were washed out after strong current of floodwaters, carrying debris and drift logs destroyed the bridge’s center girder. In Valencia City—the province’s agricultural backbone—village farmers expected a plentiful harvest this season but their hopes have been dashed by ‘Pablo’s’ raging winds and floods. PDRRMO Alagenio reported the provincial government’s distribution of truckloads of relief supplies such as food and medicines to augment LGU’s relief goods distributed in their respective typhoon-hit areas. Several organizations like Pilipinas Natin Builders, Philippine Red Cross, and all other private organizations also brought and distributed relief goods to support mindanao | page 10 thousands of families who survived Pablo’s fury.
our Lord first said to Abraham, ‘Do not be afraid!” Palma said. “Listen to what God is saying.” The CBCP head also appealed on lawmakers to stand by the truth and not by their political parties as they vote on the controversial measure on Wednesday. The archbishop of Cebu said no less than Pope Benedict XVI has already appealed to legislators on how to handle measures concerning basic human FOI Bill Hearing. Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, left, pushes for the passage of the Freedom of Information Bill during a rights. recent hearing conducted by the Committee on Public Information. He believes that Filipinos are entitled to secure copies “These involve such of government contracts and know how the government spends the taxes being collected. Also in the photo Cong. Rudy solons | page 10
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Pre-emptive evacuation results in ‘zero’ casualty in Ozamiz By Rutchie C. Aguhob
OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental––Strong political will of the local chief executive and understanding the benefits of pre-emptive evacuation by the residents of Ozamiz City paid off. These were among the reasons why no one was hurt and no casualty resulted from the onslaught of Typhoon “Pablo” last December 4. This assessment came about during the post-Pablo meeting of the members of the City Disaster
Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) composed of the different clusters of government and nongovernment organizations in the city. Nearly 4,000 families with more than 6,000 people from the floodprone areas of the city, mostly the low-lying areas, mountain slopes, river-banks and coastal areas, including those living in houses made of light materials, trooped to the identified evacuation centers for shelter ahead of the typhoon. The move of the residents was
in answer to the call of Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez for preemptive evacuation before Typhoon Pablo was about to hit the city at about 4 p.m. Tuesday. Mayor Echavez sounded her call during a press conference that gave updates on the coming typhoon. During that press conference she announced that the residents of the afore-mentioned areas had only until 12 noon to evacuate, after which, the CDRRMC will go to their areas to force them out. Thus, at 12:01 p.m., Mark Vin-
cent Israel, leader of the Ozamiz City Search and Rescue Team, together with the members of the Law Enforcement Team headed by P/Supt. Jonas Amparo, Chief of the Ozamiz City Police Station, had set out to areas where people were reported reluctant to leave their homes. Only after the law enforcers assured the reluctant residents of the safety of their homes from robbers and thieves and for as long as they lock them up, did they finally leave their homes and went to the evacuation centers.
Meanwhile, Israel said among the advantages of the preemptive evacuation was that the residents were able to plan ahead what things to bring with them, including beddings, clothings, food and even their pets, which they could never do in forced evacuation. Also, there was no need for the families to panic and they can check the safety of all their members, saving their own resources and those of the rescuers, if the residents go to the evacuation centers voluntarily before the disaster occurs, Israel added.
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Members of the Compostela Valley Emergency Response Team are among of the first groups to respond to rescue flood victims during Typhoon Pablo’s wrath on Tuesday. Photo by Ben D. Arche
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Kidnap boy rescued in 2 hours, suspects arrested ZAMBOANGA City–– Police and military troops rescued a kidnapped sixyear-old boy and arrested the abductors two hours after the incident in the Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur, a top police official announced Monday. Zamboanga Del Sur police director Senior Supt. Romeo Uy said the victim, Denise Lian Solon, was rescued at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday following a hot pursuit operation in Barangay Kirapan, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao Del Norte. Uy said the boy was rid-
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ing a motorcycle with his mother when the suspects, on board a Honda Civic Car, waylaid them along the highway in Barangay San Jose, Aurora at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday The boy’s mother, Mechelle Solon, failed to take her son who was snatched by the suspects as she tried to escape after being whipped by one of the abductors which include a policeman. Uy said they are coordinating with the Army’s 3rd Light Armor Battalion and the Lanao Del Norte police through director Se-
7 fishers rescued off Surigao coast
GENERAL Santos City–– Seven crew members of a tuna fishing vessel that went missing during the height of typhoon “Pablo” a week ago were rescued on Monday in Mindanao’s eastern coasts, officials announced Tuesday. Commander Lued Lincuna, spokesperson of the newly-activated Task Force Maritime Search and Rescue Operations-SarGen (Sarangani/General Santos City), said three of the fishermen were found by rescuers near a “payao” or fish aggregating device off the coasts of arrested | page 10 Surigao Del Sur and Davao
nior Supt. Maidid Paitao and launched the rescue operation. He said the boy was eventually rescued following the arrest of two of the four suspects, Amrad Punao, 24 and Imam Ampatuan, 39 who held him. The two other suspects, Police Officer 1 (PO1) Nasrudin Ampatuan and Daud Ampatuan were arrested in Barangay Topocon, Sultan Naga Dimaporo in a followup operation during the afternoon. Uy said the motive of
Oriental. The rescued fishermen were identified as Peter Magnasi, Dennis Codilla and Rene Maulas, who were all residents of this city. “They were holding on to log debris when rescued,” Lincuna, also commander of the Philippine Navy patrol gun boat 114 BRP Salvador Abcede stationed in this city, said. Lincuna said they spotted the three survivors during the air reconnaissance launched jointly by government and private rescue teams. COAST | page 10
ZAMBOANGA City––The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) passed Monday a resolution extending P2 million financial assistance to typhoon-ravaged provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. The res olution was passed during a meeting called by Mayor Celso Lobregat, who chairs the CDRRMC. The city government, per CDRRMC resolution, allocated P1 million each to Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that the death toll of typhoon Pablo has already reached 714 as of Tuesday. Region 11 or Davao Region, which includes the provinces of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, has the biggest number of dead totaling 663. Lobregat said the financial assistance is a show of sympathy and concern for fellow Filipinos in Eastern Mindanao which was badly hit by the typhoon “Pablo.” The mayor said the amount will help alleviate the plight of the people in the two provinces.
Prices of ‘petrol’ products reduced TWO major oil companies on Monday announced another round of slight price rollbacks. Major oil firms Pilipinas Shell and Petron Corp. In separate advisories said they would slash at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday P0.75 per liter on premium gasoline (including unleaded), P0.20 per liter on regular gasoline and P0.15 per liter of diesel. Shell said it would also A BROWN DONATES COMPUTERS TO CDO RURAL SCHOOLCHIDREN. School children of Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro receive two sets of computers from A Brown Energy Resources Development Inc (ABERDI), a subsidiary company of A Brown Group of Companies in ceremony cut its kerosene price by held recently in Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro. A Brown Group ComRel Manager Ruffy Magbanua (left) handed over the computers to Tignapoloan Brgy P0.10 per liter. Capt Renato Rances (2nd from left) during ceremony attended by Cag de Oro Kagawad Annie Daba and Kag. Adrian Barba.
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in the fifth and bloodied his face. We thought you were on the way to winning the fight until Marquez caught you with what we thought was a lucky punch… “We want you to know Classmate Manny, that we continue to be proud of you and pray that you will be guided by The Lord in all your endeavors. We know that you will bounce back and serve our people even more. Patuloy ka naming ipagmamalaki Classmate!!! Dalangin namin ang iyong kalusugan at tagumpay sa paglilingkod sa ating bayan…” -oooREACTIONS: Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@ yahoo.com
Francisco Matugas announced a contribution of P3 million while Agusan del Sur 2nd District Rep. Evelyn Mellana pledged the same amount saying she would support the endeavor for advocating development in the region. Earlier, eight Caraga congresspersons pledged to donate funds for the proposed building. Gov. Matugas said that the Department of Budget and Management through Secretary Florencio Abad would allocate an amount to help raise the P40-million budget for the building the construction of which will start early next year. Attending the groundbreaking rite were Caraga RDC members, regional directors and guests from from page 3 Region 13’s line agencies. WITH REPORT FROM the Butuan City Tourism DIANAH GENERALAO, Master Plan. The rationale behind CMO/PIO its approval is to find more significant means in refining the tourism of Butuan from page 6 rains, floods and strong thru the collaboration of winds, are here to stay, and the FSUU as an institution there is nothing---absolutely that will aid in pursuing nothing---that man can do its advancement through about it, whether in the providing technical assisPhilippines or anywhere tance in terms of document in the world. Man’s puny processing through its decapabilities are now being velopment center. With the efforts made exposed more and more by by this local government nature’s wrath. and with its very imporUnless, we try something else, an approach that may tant partner, the FSUU, appear irrelevant, idiotic, The Memorandum of Unand downright absurd to derstanding will certainly many. What approach is prove that worthy endeavors this? Going back in all sin- for the development and cerity to God, by listening to progress of Butuan’s tourHis Word (that is, reading ism will surely be taken His Bible daily), meditat- with favorable action. Rest ing on it day and night, assured that such projects in and carefully obeying all line with the government’s His commands. There is goals will aggressively find a promise of success and its way to success. (Junesther prosperity, and triumph Jean S. Iway) over tragedy and calamity, in doing these. from page 3 -oooplayed in smaller fields, ROTARIANS TO PACQUIAO: WE ARE PROUD or indoor gyms and courts OF YOU: Filipino Rotar- with a smaller ball. The ians are standing by their Philippine Futsal Comfellow Rotarian, boxing munity is a group dedicated icon Manny Pacquiao, in to promoting Futsal in the his hour of defeat. In a let- Philippines. With the recent ter sent to Manny through rise of the popularity of Liza Villavicencio Elorde, football and the longtime Rotarians led by Rotary clamor for a better football Club of Manila Peacebuilder program locally, futsal has President Roberto “Obet” great potential for becoming Pagdanganan told Manny, a foundation for world class who is also at present the football in the Philippines Peacebuilder President of since it’s more easily accesthe Rotary Club of Manila sible to people,” according 101, that “we continue to to the Futsal Committee. For his part, BANFA be proud of you.” Here is Pagdanganan’s President and Vice Mayor letter to Pacquiao: “Dear Law Fortun has expressed Classmate Manny: Together elation over the choice of with DG Maeng and other Butuan City as host to this District Officials, we your year’s Mindanao Leg of the Classmate PeaceBuilder tournament as this is a clear Presidents, watched your manifestation that the counfight today at the Aloha try’s football community has Hotel. Gov Maeng even had recognized BANFA’s solid a tarpaulin expressing our contribution in promoting support to you, posted at the game of football. Acthe Hotel entrance. Many cording to Fortun this will others watched at home or also be a big opportunity to promote Butuan City elsewhere. “We felt the pain when to visitors since close to Marquez floored you for the 200 football players will first time in the 3rd round. be coming over to compete Then we cheered loudly in the said tournament. when you floored Marquez This is yet another feather
in the cap of Fortun who was able to ignite passion for the sport and rebuild a strong football community in Butuan City which was in muddled in the past years. (Eldie N. David)
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This is imposed to simply insure the beauty and uniformity of the City. This opportunity was bestowed by the City Government of Butuan to a group of vendors, importantly, to help promote our business industry in this city and help empower small business groups to excel and be known in their respective crafts. With this, it will create more job opportunities for the people of this city giving them a worthwhile livelihood for the Christmas holidays. According to Vice Mayor Fortun, this is their way of helping the vendors gain livelihood who have been threatened to be demolished recently. According to Fortun that in the spirit of Christmas, these small entrepreneurs should also be accorded humane treatment for which their presence can also boost the economy of the City. (Junesther Jean S. Iway and Eldie N. David)
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The t ask force has pushed for the conduct of aerial surveys to help locate 46 fishing vessels and 315 crew members from this city and the neighboring areas that were declared missing following the onslaught of typhoon “Pablo.” Aside from the three survivors, the Philippine Coast Guard reported that four others were rescued off the coasts of Caraga town in Davao Oriental on Monday morning. The fishermen, who were recuperating at the Davao Oriental Provincial Hospital in Mati City, were identified as Roger Mendoza, Joseph Resnera, Bobby Farcaldo and Dante Barsina, all of this city. The survivors were listed as crew members of M/V Shekina, which capsized at the height of typhoon “Pablo.” As of Tuesday morning, Lincuna said the search and rescue operations are still ongoing for the missing fishermen that have so far gone down to 306. Based on the task force records, he said two more light boats were confirmed to have earlier capsized, bringing the total number of unaccounted fishing vessels to 44.
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likewise eligible for the emergency loan, she added. Under the GSIS emergency loan program, each eligible member may borrow P20,000, payable in three years in equal monthly instalment. The initial payment for the loan will start three months after the loan drawdown. Those eligible to apply for such loan are bona fide employees of the agency located in the declared calamity area or are resident of the declared calamity area; in active service and not on leave of absence without pay; have no pending criminal or administrative charges; have no arrears in the payment of mandatory social insurance contributions; and have no loan that has been declared in default. Members may apply for the loan from December 7, 2012 to January 5, 2013, through the GWAPS kiosk using either the eCard or UMID eCard. Those with temporary eCards may apply over-thecounter in any GSIS office. GSIS members who have existing emergency loans may be allowed to renew their emergency loan after payment of 12 monthly repayments but not later than the anniversary date of the previous loan. (APB/ PIA-10)
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****** NO FINGER POINTING, PLEASE --- I can’t resist but call on everyone to please focus on giving assistance and not immediately look for someone or something to blame for the calamity, this early. Sure there will be some faults, but the time is not now. Remember, when you point an accusing finger, look at your hands and there are three fingers pointing at you. Rolling the sleeves and working with everyone else is the call of the day. The victims are in grief and in great need. Let’s not be like vultures feeding on their misery and anger and immediately look for shock absorbers to blame. IMPOSTOR ----I got several text messages a few days ago from anonymous texters saying it came from a clergy and campaigning for the RH Bill. I got identical text messages over the last few days. I immediately texted back saying: “Sorry, but I support the bishops. Please identify yourself. If you are really from the clergy, why are you hiding your identity?” My take was the text messages were part of the pro-RH bill campaigners and not necessarily coming from a member of the clergy. An impostor most likely. The fact alone that the texter preferred to remain anonymous gave me more reason not to give it due credence. As if coming from a clergy gives it more credibility. Must be joking!
bill said they welcome the presence of the bishops inside the plenary hall but warned against intimidating solons. But according to Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles, their presence in Congress is meant to show support to “pro-life solons” and not to intimidate them. He also said that solons should have nothing to be afraid of with the presence of Church leaders if they have nothing to hide and if their consciences are clear. Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay, a vocal critic against the measure, said the presence of the bishops is a boost to anti-RH bill lawmakers. She said that while they are threatened by Malacañang to withhold their congressional pork barrel allocations, the presence of church leaders would somehow compensate it. “Our problem here is that we are up against a very powerful bloc… the party that provides funding for most of politicians in the country,” Magsaysay said. “If the CBCP comes in full force, we are more motivated because we see that the Church is behind us as it will give us the necessary boost to vote with conviction,” she said. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is also calling for a prayer vigil beginning this 6:30pm at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the unborn, in Makati City. “He (Cardinal Tagle) personally invites everyone to go to the Shrine for the vigil and/or the Masses,” said the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Manila (RCAM) in a brief statement. The overnight vigil will run until Wednesday with Masses at 6 am, 8 am, 12 noon, 5 pm, 6:30 pm and 8pm. Cardinal Tagle will lead the 12 noon Mass at from page 7 things as the right to life, the Shrine. (CBCPNews) the right of married couples to found a family according to their religious beliefs and from page 8 the kidnapping was to moral convictions, and to be the primary educators exact payment of the money of their children,” he said. of their alleged mastermind, “Here, as elsewhere, the Camar Marohom, who lost truth must be the basis of P700, 000 investment with the law rather than the result the Amman Futures Group, of legislation,” said Palma. a pyramiding scam in PaFr. Melvin Castro, ex- gadian City, Zamboanga ecutive secretary of the Del Sur. The boy’s mother refused CBCP’s Commission on Family and Life, claimed to pay Marohom when he that Malacañang is pres- demanded payment saying suring lawmakers to favor she too was a victim of the the passage of the RH bill. scam, he said. Uy said “the suspects are “We appeal to our legislators to rise above their still criminally liable since party politics and resist the their acts were tantamount pressure of Malacañang. In to kidnapping.” the end, you shall be held accountable to God and to from page 8 His people,” Castro said. The members of the Other oil firms have Lower House have agreed yet to announce a price to vote on the fate of the reduction. RH bill tomorrow. Last week, most oil comS everal bishops are panies pulled down prices of expected to come to the premium by P0.60 per liter, Congress to watch how regular by P0.35 per liter lawmakers will vote on the and kerosene by P0.40 per measure. liter. Diesel prices, on the Proponents of the RH other hand, remained as is. **** BLAME GAME ---I marvel at how some sectors go to great lengths today and at any given opportunity blame former President Arroyo of almost everything under the sun. Like the story I read in the papers recently saying some elements were blaming the former President of the spread of HIV or AIDS because she allegedly stopped the free distribution by government of condoms! It’s no longer ridiculous. It’s becoming funny already! **** GOODBYE GEM -- I attended a farewell luncheon tendered by Growth With Equity in Mindanao (GEM) of the USAID last Saturday at Marco Polo. USAID Mission Director Gloria Steele, of Filipino origin, came and together with the beneficiaries, helped pay tribute to the efforts of the communities, the stakeholders, the LGUs and the workers at GEM. Former Chief of Party Charlie Feibel, who steered the project over the years, was also present to receive the accolades for the GEM staff. (Several came close to erecting a monument for Charlie) While I was doing Mindanao work, I recall GEM program had a budget of approximately $100 million (US dollars) for the five-year program. I am informed that with the GEM closure, the successor program is called ENGAGE but with a very much lower budget of close to $20 million (US dollars.) Unlike the previous program which brought projects and benefits to conflict-affected and remote areas, the next program will focus on cities and urban centers as a shift in paradigm. Fare thee well GEM. Hello ENGAGE!
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INMATES at the City Jail will be fabricating coffins as their livelihood project. This, as Mayor Vicente Emano in his Executive Order No 123-2012 ordered the establishment of a livelihood project for them. According to the mayor, the city government, in its Social Services Program considers the plight of the inmates at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology and intends to assist the national government in its intent to provide rehabilitation to those who have committed offenses against the society and to prepare them for possible re-integration into the society. Under the program, the city government, through the City Engineer’s Office shall provide materials for the fabrication of coffins. The labor component shall be provided by selected inmates to be identified by the Jail Warden. COMMITTEE The mayor created a committee headed by Councilor Adrian Barba to supervise the livelihood program and ensure that this will be carried out in accordance with the intent and purpose of the executive order.
Vice chair of the committee is Councilor Alden Bacal while members are Councilors Nadya Emano, Dante Pajo, Jose Pepe Abbu, City Engineer-designate Engr. Mario Batar, City Accountant and Acting City Administrator Wilma Polley Rugay and CSWD head Nena Salon. During its meeting Friday, the committee discussed the proposed policies and procedures of the coffin-making livelihood project at the male dormitory of the city jail, which was submitted by Jail Superintendent Jolly C. Taguiam. While supporting the program, the jail official cited that the purpose and objective of the project is to provide the Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) with the opportunity to gain something while under incarceration. This is also expected to help meet their needs and interest, discover and develop their potentials and skills, enhance their socio-economic, aesthetic and spiritual growth which are necessary factors to qualify themselves as law-abiding citizens upon their return to the society.
He also said that the Department of Social Welfare and Development is taking the lead in relief operations. “The work continues and hope remains strong as we relieve, rebuild, and restore stricken communities in the south. With the civilian and uniformed services of the government and the private sector working together as one, we shall overcome,” Lacierda said.
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v i a 0 9 1 7 6 2 0 1 9 8 0 ,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said. Gen. Jorge Segovia of the E astern Mindanao Command has been tasked by the President to be the Ground Commander of the search and rescue operations in the hardesthit areas in the wake of Typhoon Pablo, Lacierda said.
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Neighboring provinces in Mindanao sympathized with the people of Cagayan de Oro City by sending
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whatever they can in a form of cash and in kind as the city gradually rose from the rubbles of flash floods that marked one of the scariest events in the city’s recent history.
Republic of the Phillippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga Del Sur City/Municipality of TUKURAN
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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MELLIE DINGDING SABAD has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from ENRICO to MELLIE in the birth certificate ENRICO DINGDING SABAD who was born on December 4, 1964 at OZAMIZ CITY and whose parents are ALBERTO SABAD and GLECERIA DINGDING. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written oppositon with this Office not later than December 11, 2012. GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 12, & 19, 2012
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