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Authorities issue advisory on haze Volume IV, No. 132 web portal: www.mindanaodailynews.com

By BONG D. FABE, Editor at large

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Government authorities yesterday issued an advisory to citizens of Mindanao cities affected by the haze to be extra careful to avoid unnecessary risks. The DOH urged the public to wear appropriate dust masks when going out and to refrain from physical activities such as doing physical exercise in heavily polluted areas. “For elderly, children and those with respiratory-asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cardiovascular diseases, stay indoors with good ventilation,” it said. Health officials also ad-

vised everyone to “consult a doctor if there is difficulty in breathing, cough, chest pain, increased tearing of the eyes, and nose or throat irritation.” “Further, stay away from low-lying areas where smoke and suspended particles may settle,” they added. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), on See issue, page A11

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BFAR warns fisher folks of bigger penalties under revised fisheries code By Jorie C. Valcorza of PIA

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Following the amendment of the Fishery Law, all illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing will now be meted heavy penalties. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) region 10 Director Visa Tan-Dimerin said it is too big that it might drain their resources from the penalties alone as indicated in the new implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10654. “Under financial penalties for the fish coral alone, it’s eight times the value of the single coral when the offender is caught in possession, selling or destroying it, or close to a P1M fine for every hectare of corals destroyed,” she stressed. HAZY MORNING. The orange glow of the sun can still be seen at 6:00 Friday morning Dimerin called on comdue to the atmospheric haze believed to have come from the forest fires in Sumatra, indonesia and is now blanketing the skyline of Cagayan de Oro and other cities in mercial operators, fisher Mindanao.

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Clean Air Act of 1999, provides “guidance in providing health advisory/statement at each levels of pollution index.” Raut added if the pollution index reaches 55 micrograms per cubic meter or higher, it becomes unsafe for elderly and children who are suffering from asthma to stay outside of their houses. “When it reaches this level, some may have difficulty breathing,” she said. Once it reaches the ground haze may cause cough, nose and throat irritation, and mild shortness of breath to more complex diseases such as cancer, she warned. “Haze is defined as a

slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles. It is a result of an aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles or both in relatively dry air, giving the air an opalescent appearance,” she said. Among the hazardous chemical compounds contained in haze are sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen dioxide. Sulfur dioxide causes impairment of visual perception, manual dexterity, learning ability, and performance of complex tasks. Sulfur dioxide worsens

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Pelaez wants public-private Patients with respiratory illnesses warned against effects of haze partnership for unfinished school buildings investigated MISAMIS Oriental--In a move to find out the reasons for the delay in school building constructions in the Province, Vice Governor JOEY G. PELAEZ invited various representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the contractors of the Public-Private Partnership project to construct school-buildings. This was after Vice Governor Pelaez personally discovered that several school buildings See pelaez, page A11

UNFINISHED SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN MISAMIS ORIENTAL – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ takes down notes during the discussions in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan regarding the unfinished classrooms of the Department of Education under the Public-Private Partnership Project of the National Government.supplied photo

DAVAO City -- Patients who are suffering from respiratory illnesses should remain indoors or wear masks as the haze believed to be caused by forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia continued to affect several parts of Mindanao, a health official said on Friday. Speaking at the Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao, Gloria Ortega Raut, senior health officer of the Department of Health in Region 11 said patients should take precautionary measures even if the air pollutants have remained at the safe levels, or from 0 to 54 micrograms per cubic meter. Republic Act 8749, also known as the Philippine

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CDO Resident bags Filinvest Land raffle prize twice

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A homebuyer of Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) from Baloy, Cagayan de Oro won twice at the recently held second monthly draw of Filinvest 60 for 60 Raffle promo. The lucky Kagay-anon, whose name is being withheld for confidentiality reasons, received an EastWest Gift Card worth P120, 000. This promotion gives 60 lucky home buyers of selected Filinvest properties a chance to win P60, 000 cash prize in three monthly raffle draws starting September 2015. Qualified

participants of the Filinvest 60 for 60 raffle promo must have paid the full reservation fee of their Filinvest homes from selected Futura Homes, Filinvest or Filinvest Premiere brands from July 1 to September 30, 2015. A qualified home buyer receives one electronic raffle coupon for every P500, 000 worth of their Filinvest home’s total selling price, which means higher chances of winning for multiple-unit buyers. “We put great value to our home buyers.

And through this promotion, we would like to reward them, help them build their dreams and transform their lives,” said Josephine Gotianun- Yap, president and CEO of FLI. Earlier, a resident of the island province of Camiguin in Northern

Mindanao was one of the 16 winners of Filinvest 60 for 60’s first monthly draw. The third and final set of winners will be drawn on November 13, 2015 in FLI Main office in EDSA, Mandaluyong City. Built on the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality

and service, FLI is one of the mosttrusted real estate developers in the country with a diverse property portfolio catering to all markets. FLI strives to fulfill every Filipino’s dream of owning a home, all over the Philippines. Winners will be officially notified by Filinvest via phone, SMS,

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With less than a week into the 2015 Family Enterprise Excellence Conference (FEEC), organizer Premier Family Business Consulting (PFBC) is calling on all interested to book their tickets to the event which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on October 26. According to PFBC Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer Neil Montesclaros, it’s all systems go for the 2015 FEEC with all major preparations now ready. They are now just waiting

for the remaining unreserved seats to be taken. Montesclaros encouraged family enterprises, practitioners, and stakeholders to take part in the event and avail of one day of insightful discussions and workshops that help family businesses thrive amidst the changing business landscape. Now in its third year, the 2015 FEEC will feature international family enterprise expert and consultant Dr. Dennis Jaffe of the US-based Family Firm Institute and prominent

inspirational speaker Francis Kong as the main resource persons. PFBC Founder Jon Ramos said some of the inevitable family business challenges that will be tackled in the 2015 FEEC include the issues of business longevity, succession, the management of family dynamics, and the preservation of family wealth. “Greater economic integration that is currently taking place in the Asean region makes the professionalization of family businesses all the more imperative. Professionalizing

business operations will help enterprises weather tighter competition,” said Ramos. Even as family owned enterprises compose a big majority in the Philippines at 80% of all businesses, a Department of Labor report reveals that 2,520 small and medium enterprises closed down annually since the year 2000. “Family enterprises will need to not only keep up with latest trends but also remain in tip top shape in order to stay in the game and take advantage

of the benefits that are expected from increased cooperation in the Asean,” said Ramos. Specific topics that will be tackled in the event include bridging the gap between the senior and younger generations, the value of family unity and parenting, the family constitution, taxation challenges and joint ventures. For registration and inquiries, call (032)2662831, (032)263-3401, (032)401-2939 or visit the website www. premierfamilybusiness. com.

Gold sponsors for FEEC 2015 are GT Cosmetics, Alcordo Advertising, Global Advertising Image. Silver sponsors are Sunstar Cebu, Advance Graphic Center, Businessweek Mindanao, Mindanao Daily News, Cagayan Times and Mindanao Star. Institutional partners are Inspire Leadership Consultancy, P&A Grant Thornton, USC, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Davao City, Cebu City, Mandaue City, General Santos, Cagayan De Oro.

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After ‘mere children’ as leaders, women-rulers next?

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path…” (Isaiah 3:12, the Holy Bible). -oooREMOVE PNOY AND HIS CABINET, TOO: I really cannot understand the basis for the removal of Senior Supt. David Lacdan as the provincial police director of Benguet Province. If Local Government Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento sacked Lacdan because of the big number of people from Benguet who died while Typhoon Lando was raging, we might as well oust others from the Aquino government, for the same reason. First, we must also remove President Aquino because, as the highest official of the land, he is responsible for the death of 58 people from Lando-related incidents. As it were, Aquino is the ultimate official who failed in his preparations for Lando, to achieve his own “zero casualty” program during calamities. Then, we should kick out likewise Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, because he similarly failed to properly discharge his duties and responsibilities as the chief of the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Manage-

ment Council (NDRRMC). Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman, Science Secretary Mario Montejo, and Sarmiento himself, must also be booted out of office, because they failed to prevent the death of the 58 victims, too. -oooWORKING TO EARN PRAISES, NOT TO HELP THE NEEDY: That is the problem with this government, really. All that it can do most effectively is “finger point”, and toss to others the blame for things that went awry, even if these happened under their watch already. What is more, this government is also noted for immediately removing officials who dare tell the truth about how many really died from calamities that visited the country. The sudden removal of a high police official from the Eastern Visayan Region after he announced that the death toll from Typhoon Yolanda could reach 10,000 people is a glaring case in point. Clearly, the Aquino government would rather keep under wraps the truth about the disasters that have been hitting us, rather than disclose such truth. It is undeniable that the Aquino

government, concerned as it is with projecting an image of righteousness and conscientiousness in doing its job, would rather work to earn praises, than to immediately address the problems hounding our hapless countrymen. As the late Sen. Joker Arroyo said, the Aquino government is a “high school student-council” type of government, run by inexperienced and juvenile student council leaders. -oooAFTER “MERE CHILDREN” AS LEADERS, WOMEN-RULERS NEXT? Sadly, we have been warned about this kind of a government, and about these kinds of leaders. We have been told that if we continue turning away from God, refusing to listen to Him by not reading His

Bible, and failing, deliberately or otherwise, to obey His commands, God will make our leaders “mere children.” What is more, we were warned that under a “child-leader”, we shall be oppressing one another, “… man against man. The young will rise up against the old, the nobody against the honored… youth oppress my people, women rule over them…” Please take notice that in this warning, after the leadership of a country is held by oppressive “mere children”, women-rulers shall be installed. It is clear that being ruled by women, just like being ruled by leaders who are “mere children”, is something that is not really approved by whoever wrote this message. Indeed, may God have mercy on us all! -oooPLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way): a Bible study and prayer session online could now be heard, 24 HOURS a day, in the Philippines and the world at www.facebook. com/angtangingdaan or www.facebook.com/ANDKNK (For ANDKNK, look for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts). Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com.

help when we yell or tell them just to be smarter or tougher and do better. In fact, many times by doing that we only hurt our kids more and make them do worse. We just make them angrier and want to rebel against us. So if we want to change our wife or husband, our children, or someone with whom we work, we’ve got to let them know we understand what they want. Then we must care enough to try and help them get it. It’s only then that they will want to change and do what you want also. This is why Jesus Christ teaches that we must love others as much as ourselves, that is, care about their needs and desires just like our own. It’s only then that

we end up finding our own needs for happiness and success being satisfied. It’s simply a law of life that always works. You always end up happier and more blessed by giving and putting others first. But you also find that those other people end up wanting to start changing because of your powerful influence and help in their life. If today you realize that you’ve been putting yourself first before others, why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you today? Then ask Him to start changing your character every day, so you can start enjoying the success that only comes from helping others succeed. Just Think a Minute.

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stand across the room and shout at him or call him stupid! Don’t command or order him to come over to your side. You must start where he is and work from there. That’s the only way to get him to truly change his mind.” So when our kids are feeling down and discouraged, it doesn’t work or

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“People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much. But the rich seldom get a good night’s sleep.” -Ecclesiastes 5:12

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you wake energized and refreshed in the morning. However, if you are unable to sleep because you are kept awake at 3:15 a.m. worrying about possessions, you may want to take a closer look at your priorities. Is that possession really A good sleep does always come after worth what it is costing you in sleep a physically exhausting day. There’s every night, patience towards others, nothing like a good night’s rest when or attitude during the day?


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DSWD-Caraga provides family packs, sleeping mats to fire victims in Tandag City Tandag City--A total of 367 family food packs amounting to Php153,523.44 were distributed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Caraga as assistance to the victims of the fire incident which recently happened in the city at Purok Kalipay, Barangay Bongtod. Each family food pack contains six (6) kilos of rice, eight (8) pieces noodles, eight (8) canned goods, and eight (8) pieces of 3-in-1 coffee. Also distributed were 258 plastic mats which are used by the victims who are temporarily staying at Tandag City Gymnasium and Bongtod Elementary School since their houses were totally burned down. Medical staff from the City Health Office conducted medical check-up and consultation inside the Tandag City Gymnasium.

The assessment of the fire incident’s damage extent to each household is currently being done by the LGU. Information from Ms. Baltazar Quijada, DSWD city link officer, bared that 179 of the said victims are partner-beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. As of reporting time, 358 families or 1,582 individuals who are victims of the fire incident are currently staying at the two (2) evacuation centers. DSWD-Caraga’s Social Welfare and Development (SWAD) team and City Action Team (CAT) are closely coordinating with the local authorities in Tandag for the updates as to the status and welfare of the said fire victims.###(EUNICE G. MONTAOS/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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L o c a l Ve r i f i c at i on Committees, composed of the municipal and city mayors, planning officers, local social welfare and development officers, and representatives from civil society organizations were organized to address complaints and grievances relative to the posting of initial lists of poor households. In northern Mindanao, target date for posting will be within the third week of October 2015.

Area supervisors and enumerators will be assigned in the various localities to facilitate in the conduct of the validation. With the conduct of the validation, it is hoped that the list of poor households in Northern Mindanao will be correct and accurate as to who will become potential beneficiaries of social protection programs and services of the Department and other partner agencies.(Mitzie S. Santiago/DSWD/PIA10)

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The Social Security Commission, the policy-making body of the Social Security System (SSS) has approved the grant of a calamity relief package for SSS members and pensioners affected by Typhoon Lando for calamity areas declared by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). SSS Assistant Vice President for Member Loans Boobie Angela A. Ocay said SSS members and pensioners residing in areas to be declared by the NDRRMC under a state of calamity due to Typhoon Lando can avail themselves of the agency’s calamity relief package. The tentative start of the program is on October 26 depending on the NDRRMC declaration. The SSS calamity relief package consists of the Sal-

ary Loan Early Renewal Program (SLERP) which allows members to renew their loans earlier than the prescribed date; the SSS Direct House Repair and Improvement Loan Program, which offers a lower interest rate of only six percent per annum; and threemonth advance payment for members receiving pensions under SSS and Employees’ Compensation Program. “This is our way of providing immediate assistance to our members affected by Typhoon Lando. They can renew their loans or advance their pension even before they are due for renewal or payment,” Ocay said, “We hope that through this calamity package assistance, our members would be able to provide for their basic needs like food, shelter and healthcare.”

Ocay said the grant of salary loans under SLERP will be subject to the same eligibility guidelines of regular salary loans. “To further help them in their recovery, we will waive the one-percent service fee charged on proceeds of said loans,” she added. For the advanced pension payments, Ocay said pensioners, whose present address is different from the address in the SSS database will have to submit a barangay certification to prove that they reside in a declared calamity area. “To our members whose houses need repair after the typhoon, they may avail of cash assistance through our Direct House Repair and Improvement loan window, which now only carries an interest of six percent per annum,” Ocay said.

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which made landfall over Casiguran, Aurora last October 18. Based on the latest NDRRMC report, a total of 4,892 families were evacuated to evacuation centers due to the typhoon.

NNC 10 spearheads another leg of “Nutrition in Emergencies” training in Cagayan de Oro City this week, attended by the members of the Regional and Provincial Nutrition Cluster members. (PIA 10)

Butuan City--The 1st Caraga Secondary Students Statistics Forum was conducted in BSP Multipurpose Hall, J.C Aquino, Libertad, Butuan City last October 16, 2015. Sixty participants from various divisions attended the event. The forum which highlighted on the “Demonetization, Statistical Uses and Management and Economic Performance of Caraga” was co-sponsored by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – Butuan Branch. Dr. Amelita Givertz, head of the Planning and Project Research Division of Department of Education – Caraga Region together with the teachers

and students actively participated in the said forum. During the opening ceremony, Dir. Beta Cervantes said that “this forum, in line with the 26th National Statistics Month Celebration, provides a new venue for students and teachers to channel for exchanges and cooperation in statistics and builds collaboration for future cooperation.” She also added, “with this forum, they (students) would collaborate and establish a statistics cooperation platform and exchange of statistics data thus shaping a statistics monitoring framework that will promote economic and social development of Caraga.” Ms Glizriel Rose Zarate,

one of the speakers, on her talk “Know Your Money” emphasized the start of the BSP’s demonetization process for the old banknotes (New Design Series, NDS). She said “It is a part of the objectives of BSP to preserve the integrity of Philippine currency. This move is in line with the provisions of Section 57 of Republic Act No. 7653, otherwise known as the New Central Bank Act, which authorizes the BSP to replace banknotes that are more than 5 years old. The NDS banknotes have been in circulation for almost three decades.” Ms. Zarate also added “that the demonetization of the NDS will result in the

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For Extension of validity to operate TAXI AIRCON service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on October 29, 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 23RD day of October, 2015.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Oct 24, 2015

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CAMTRANSCO/JOSE BACANI CASE NO. 2015-10-2139 Applicant/s (2005-10-1249)

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for extension of validity with amendment of route of service and substitution of unit to operate PUJ service on the line ;Manolo –Alae-Camp Philips and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on October 29, 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 23rd day of October, 2015.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Mambajao to Catarman (all in Camiguin)and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on October 29, 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 23rd day of October, 2015.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

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Improvement Loan, is up to one year from issuance of its corresponding circular. As of October 19, the NDRRMC has not yet declared calamity areas affected by Typhoon Lando

PSA RSSO 13 initiates the 1st Caraga Secondary Students Statistics Forum

2010-10-1706

CASE NO. 2015-10-1950

Ocay said qualified SSS members and pensioners have until December 31, 2015 to apply for loans and advance pensions while deadline of application for the Direct House Repair and

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CARLITO R. LAMUTAY CASE NO. 2015-10-2138 Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING

SPS ROBERTO/AGNES ABOGAA CASE NO. 2015-10-2137 Applicant/s

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For extension of validity of a certificate of public convenience with amendment of line and substitution to operate PUJ service on the line;Kisolon to Kibawe via Malaybalay City –Valencia City –Lantapan (Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of One(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on October 29, 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 23RD day of October, 2015.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT Service on the line ;Within Bukidnon Province and from said place to any point in Mindanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on November 5, 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 TEN(10) 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 23rd day of October, 2015.SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR.Hearing Officer

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for Extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;ROUTE B;Scions/Canitoan –Cogon via Landfill and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on October 29, 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 23RD day of October, 2015.

MDN: Oct 24, 2015

MDN: Oct 24, 2015

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Oct 24, 2015

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH TRUCK service along the line;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in the Island of Mindanao and vice versa with the use of ONE(1) units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on November 05, 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(10) 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 23RD day of October, 2015.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Oct 24, 2015


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Loan window to be opened in Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija and Aurora on Oct 23

GSIS earmarks 11B in emergency loan for Lando-hit areas

The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) announced today that the pension fund allotted Php11 billion in emergency loan for more than 340,000 active members and 58,000 oldage pensioners affected by typhoon Lando in calamity areas in Northern Luzon. “The GSIS emergency loan will be opened on October 23 to members and pensioners in the provinces of Aurora, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan which have been declared as calamity areas by their respective provincial councils. For the coverage of other Lando-hit provinces in North Luzon in the loan program , the GSIS branch managers in Baguio, Bataan, Bayombong, Bulacan, Cauayan, La Union, Laoag, Pampanga, Tarlac and Tuguegarao are actively coordinating with local government units on the issuance of similar resolutions,” GSIS President and General Manager Robert

G. Vergara said. The GSIS emergency loan will be opened to members and pensioners in Aurora, Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan until November 22, 2015. The GSIS emergency loan package consists of an increased credit limit of Php40,000 for borrowers who have outstanding balance in their existing emergency loan and Php20,000 for first-time borrowers and pensioners. Qualified to avail of the emergency loan are active members who are either residing or working in calamity-declared areas in Northern Luzon; not on leave of absence without pay; have no arrears in the payment of mandatory monthly contributions; and have no loans declared in default. Also qualified are pensioners who are residents of areas declared as under a state of calamity. “There are more than 148,000 active members in

Northern Luzon who may avail of the P40,000 loan, while 192,000 active members and 58,000 pensioners are qualified to avail of the P20,000 loan,” the pension fund chief explained. The loan has a 6 percent interest rate per annum and is payable in three years or 36 monthly installments. The loan is also covered by a loan redemption insurance which deems the loan fully paid in case of the demise of the borrower. Active members may apply using their GSIS eCard or their unified multipurpose identification (UMID) card through the GSIS Wireless Automated Processing System (GWAPS) kiosks located in GSIS offices, provincial capitols, city halls, selected municipal offices, large government agencies such as the Department of Education, and selected Robinsons Malls and SM Supermalls. Pensioners need to personally apply in the GSIS

Pag-IBIG offers calamity loan to Lando-hit areas With the onslaught of Typhoon Lando (Koppu) in Central and Northern Luzon, Pag-IBIG Fund announced that members can avail of calamity loans to help cushion the impact of the disaster. “We have allocated P6 billion to ensure that we have sufficient funds for our members who will apply for a Calamity Loan this year. We are ready to help our members get back on their feet,” said Atty. Chito M. Cruz, who heads the Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees in his capacity as Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC). The Pag-IBIG Calamity Loan is available to eligible

members living in areas that have been declared under a state of calamity. Members, who have been contributing for at least two years, can borrow up to 80% of their total savings to answer for their immediate needs. On average, a Calamity Loan amounts to P20,000. “Members need not worry about high interest rates because we made the Calamity Loan more affordable. It’s now only 5.95% per annum, the lowest in the market. And in consideration of our members’ plight, there is also a three-month grace period so they have three months before amortization starts,” said Pag-IBIG President and CEO Atty. Darlene Marie B. Berberabe.

Berberabe added that members may file their loan applications at the nearest Pag-IBIG office within 90 days from the date of declaration of the state of calamity. To apply, members only have to submit a filled-up application form and copies of their valid IDs and payslip or proof of income. (end) The information contained in this communication is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorized to receive it. HDMF is neither liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay of this receipt.

Globe transmits disaster SMS alerts in support of NDRRMC Restoration of services in affected areas also on-going In support of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, Globe Telecom transmitted text messages warning customers of potential danger coming from Typhoon Lando. Only customers in areas affected by the typhoon were given the message. The move is also in compliance with the Free Mobile Disaster Alerts Act or Republic Act 10639, which

requires all telecommunication service providers to send free mobile alerts before disasters such as typhoon happen. “As mandated by law, Globe is privileged to be a conduit of useful information beneficial in ensuring the safety and security of people. We hope that through dissemination of timely and relevant alerts, Globe is able to assist and

contribute to the government’s objective of minimizing casualties,” Globe Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said. The mobile alerts include critical information that affected communities can use to prepare for and respond to disasters. The disaster alerts sent by Globe through SMS See alerts, page A11

offices in the calamity areas and fill out an application form. Loan proceeds are electronically credited to the borrower’s GSIS eCard or unified multipurpose identification (UMID) card. “Those who have been affected by Typhoon Lando but are not qualified to avail of the emergency loan may borrow from other GSIS loan windows such as the policy loan or the Enhanced Consoloan Plus where members may borrow a maximum amount equivalent to 14 times their monthly salary depending on their paid premiums remitted to the GSIS,” Vergara explained. He added that affected pensioners may avail of the GSIS pension loan where they could take out a loan of up to six times their monthly pension, depending on their age. For more information on the emergency loan program, members and pensioners may call the GSIS Contact Center at 847-47-47 or visit its website at www.gsis.gov. ph.

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Let us kill them by our goodness and kindness The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October24, 2015-Saturday) John 13:21-33”When Jesus had said this, He became troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, that one of you will betray Me.” The disciples began looking at one another, at a loss to know of which one He was speaking. There was reclining on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. So Simon Peter gestured to him, and said

to him, “Tell us who it is of whom He is speaking.” He, leaning back thus on Jesus’ bosom, said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus then answered, “That is the one for whom I shall dip the morsel and give it to him.” So when He had dipped the morsel, He took and gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” Now no one of those reclining at the table knew for

A mother holds her child at the registration booth for the free medical consultation held in Talongan Village.

what purpose He had said this to him. For some were supposing, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus was saying to him, “Buy the things we have need of for the feast”; or else, that he should give something to the poor. Betrayal is an act of ungratefulness. There are many instances that we are betrayed by the people around us although we are good to them. The most painful betrayal is

done by our family members. Some husbands betrayed their wives. In reverse, some wives also betrayed their husbands. Children betrayed their parents and parents do it also the same towards their children. Betrayal is always happenings in friends. Are you betrayed already? In my experiences, I had many betrayals in my life from the ministry members, relatives and friends and co workers of God. But this is natural occurrence in our

A dentist from XU performs tooth extraction to a teenager. More than 100 people from Talongan Village and its neighboring areas availed of the free dental service.

lives since Jesus was a victim of betrayal. The only thing we can do towards our traitors is to pray for their enlightenment and repentance. Let us kill them by our goodness and kindness. Romans 12:19-21”Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My

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Using a stethoscope, one of the volunteer doctors examines the breathing pattern of a senior citizen during the XU medical mission in Talongan Village.

XU Health Services, Red Cross Youth conduct medical mission in Talongan Village By Stephen J. Pedroza Contributor

The joint medical mission of Xavier University’s Health Services Office (HSO) and Red Cross Youth served the residents of Talongan Village, a relocation site in Sitio Calaanan on Sunday, October 18. The event, dubbed as “Saving Lives: One Community at a Time,” provided free medical consultations, medicines, tooth extraction, health lectures and included a feeding program. “From the medical consultations, the common illnesses of the residents here are common colds, respiratory sickness and hyperacidity,” said HSO director Dr. Augusto Guitarte

who led the team of medical and dental professionals during the event. Health services “We identified Talongan Village through the help of KKP-SIO [Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana – Social Involvement Office] because this is their adopted community, so we decided to hold the medical mission here,” Guitarte added. Talongan Village is a remote area in Sitio Calaanan, Barangay Canitoan with roughly 200 residents who were evacuees from the riverside communities of Cagayan de Oro City ravaged by Typhoon Sendong in December 2011. The quadruplex houses in the said village were built through

the resettlement program of Habitat for Humanity Philippines. More than 200 residents of Talongan and its neighboring villages availed of the medical consultations while the XU dentists performed tooth extraction to over a hundred people, mostly teenagers. “Thank you sa pag-anhi sa Talongan maski layo kaayo para mag-medical mission,” shared Therese Ipanag, president of the Talongan Village Homeowners Association. (Thank you for coming to Talongan even though it’s far just to conduct this medical mission.) “Timing ang event kay daghan gadaot kay tungod sa kalit-kalit nga init ug ulan.” (The mission is timely because a lot of the residents here are sick because of sudden changes in the weather.) The preparations for the actual medical mission started at 5 in the morning as volunteers needed to prepare the food for the feeding program and to set up the tents, tables and chairs. Teamwork and leadership The mission drew together 19 XU student volunteers who made sure everything was in place and in order, especially for the residents who came in the midst of the scorching heat. Aside from manning the different booths, from registration to consultation and anaesthetic areas and pharmacy, a group of Red Cross Youth members discussed the importance of hand washing, tooth brushing and proper hygiene rou-

tine among the kids from the sitio. For the Talongan youth and parents, the volunteers also tackled rabies prevention, HIV/AIDS, family planning programs and first aid, among other topics. “Work i ng w it h c o students was a challenge,” shared Swetzel Anne Neri, Red Cross Youth project leader for this medical mission. “All of us have our own schedules and we come from different colleges.” “Lisod itipok (It was hard

to get together),” she said. “But in the end, the will to pursue the project drove us to find the time.” “Communication was our best asset. No matter how big the dilemma was during the preparation, it was handled gracefully because of our mutual understanding and teamwork,” imparted Neri, a junior biology student at XU. “We were a team; we were all leaders in the project. Maybe I was the one who did the paperwork but everyone

had their own share of work to do. It was a blessing to be able to work with great minds.” XU-HSO and Red Cross Youth thank J&A Construction and Supply, Club XS and Cagayan RSO Hardware Inc. for making the medical mission possible. The two organizations plan to conduct a medical mission as their major project annually for different communities in the city in great need of medical attention.

“DSWD lang ang makatangtang sa ako sa Pantawid Pamilya”, reiterates new campaign message Butuan City--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga reminds partnerbeneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program that only DSWD has the authority to delist program beneficiaries if they will not comply to the conditions set by the program. As the Department launches the campaign dubbed “Pagbabagong Nasimulan, Tuloy sa Tuwid na Daan”, which was formerly called BAED or Bawal ang Epal Dito campaign, it airs the message of hope and challenge to the beneficiaries to properly use the cash grants they are receiving from the program. “Palagi nating pinaaalahan ang ating mga partner-beneficiaries that the cash grants that they are receiving from Pantawid Pamilya should be used properly for the education and health of their children,” DSWD-Caraga Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli said. “Based on our data, we are so lucky that our partner-beneficiaries are compliant to the conditions set by the program. They are sending their children to school and in health centers, and most of all, parents

attend the monthly-held Family Development Session (FDS),” Brigoli added. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program is implemented by DSWD in partnership with partner-agencies, civil society organizations (CSOs), and beneficiaries. Thus, only DSWD has the authority to remove the partner—beneficiaries from the lists of program recipients if they will not comply with the listed conditions. The Pantawid Pamilya is a program of the national government implemented through and by DSWD. If you have questions or grievance reports about the program, you may use the template and contact numbers provided below. Para sa inyong mga mungkahi, maaaring lumapit sa inyong mga lingkod na Municipal Link o Grievance Officer o mag text sa 0918-912-2813 Text 4ps<space>name<slash>area<slash >complaint Maari rin na mag-email sa:4psreklamo@ gmail.com www.facebook.com/pantawid.grs Twitter:@4psreklamo


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messaging were directed to customers in Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Viscaya, Ifugao, Northern Quezon, Polilio Island. Crisanto said that Globe is also closely coordinating with NDRRMC for the immediate restoration of telecommunication services in areas affected by Typhoon Lando. Outages were caused mainly by power outages while strong winds brought by the typhoon also caused transmission issues. Outages were monitored in the provinces of Aurora, Benguet, Ifugao, Isabela, Kalinga, La Union, Mountain Province, Nueva Ecija, Quirino, Tarlac and Zambales. Ongoing restoration efforts are currently being focused in areas in Aurora, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Pampanga and other areas where storm signals have been downgraded. Crisanto also said preparations to assist residents in affected communities with their communication requirements are ongoing. A Globe Libreng Charging service is now available in Quezon St, Barangay Suklayin in Baler, Aurora. Relief operations in certain areas in Aurora, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac are also being considered.

folks and the local government units to work hand-inhand in complying strictly with the law, to achieve an effective and sustainable fishery resource management approach. “E f fe c t ive m an agement, meaning not only on production unit but in conserving, protecting and managing our resources, as intelligent resource management is the way to increase productivity and food security,” she noted. The director, meanwhile, stressed that apart from higher penalties, BFAR is also capacitated to be able to implement the amendment. Budget for region 10 in gasoline (for boats) alone is raised to P280M, and almost 2000 positions were opened for regulatory alone. (JCV/ PIA)

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circulation of a single currency series in the country – the New Generation Currency (NGC) Series. The NGC banknotes which were issued on 16 December 2010 use new and enhanced security features to protect the safety of the public against counterfeiters.” Mr. Melchor B Bautista, chief of the Statistical Operation and Coordination Division of PSA RSSO13, during his talk on “Statistics in Good Governance”, highlighted the little or lack of appreciation at political and policy level of the role and importance of statistics that led to underfunding statistical production. Mr. Bautista also added, “Statistics in Good Governance has led to the production of statistics which in turn has led to low priority and lack of demand for statistics making it extremely difficult for data providers to meet user requirements in the country.” Mr Bautistia also reported the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) of Caraga Region. He further stressed that “Caraga’s economic growth slowed down from 8.1 percent in 2013 to 7.8 percent in 2014. The slowdown was attributed to downturns in Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing (AHFF) and Services.” The forum was made possible through the collaborative efforts of partners from Department of Education – Caraga, Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistics Services Offices No. 13 and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas – Butuan.

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pursue market opportunities, participate in collaborative endeavors; promote innovation; create brand awareness of Philippine products; and promote inclusive business models.” A total of 173 delegates from 15 regions joined the three-day activity (October 14-16) held in Cagayan de Oro City. The convention was held to strengthen the role of RDC-PSRs in the Regional Development Councils; enhance PSRs’ capabilities in meeting the challenges of the ASEAN Economic Integration; and improve and strengthen public-private partnership towards global competitiveness. Mayor Oscar S. Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City welcomed the participants with a note that the communities shall get involved in local governance and that private sector participation should not only be within the country but in the ASEAN as well. With the theme “Enhancing Public and Private Partnership in the ASEAN Market,” the presentations include Promoting PublicPrivate Partnership in the Local and National Government by Deputy Executive Director Eleazar E. Ricote of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center and on the Impact of the ASEAN Integration on Tourism by Director Maria Rica C. Bueno of the Office of Tourism Standards and Regulations. B est practices were also shared on public and private partnership/collaboration particularly the Rocky Mountain Arabica Coffee Company-Benguet State University Partnership in Action; the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 Project Implementation; the Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investments for Development Project; and the STEAG Coal-Fired Power Plant Implementation.

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The RDC-PSRs of Northern Mindanao hosted the convention to showcase the region’s best products and places, and for participants, to get a glimpse of the region’s diverse and rich cultural heritage through the presentations of dances and rituals of the seven tribes of Bukidnon, as well as of the Maranaos. The Maranao dance further added color to the presentations as it showcased the various uses of the Malong. Adding life to the activity were Cagayan de Oro’s Kagayan Performing Arts and Bukidnon State University’s dance troupe and chorale. To culminate the convention, the participants were treated to a tourism adventure at the famous Dahilayan Adventure & Forest Parks and a closing program at the Del Monte Club House in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. (Peleta B. Abejo/NEDA-X/ APB/PIA-10)

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constructed under the PPP project were left unfinished and some have not even started. During his book distributions in the different schools in the Province, teachers and administrators complained to him about the undue delay on the construction of classrooms which Vice Governor Pelaez saw firsthand. For instance, in Linangkayan Elementary School, construction has started last year but after a few months, the construction stopped. The flooring already cracked and dusts come out every time students step on it. In Laguindingan National High School, a 2 storey – 4 classroom building was constructed starting last year. Until now, the building lies there unfinished and unused. The same is true with Initao Central School. Lastly, classrooms in Jasaan National High School were also constructed starting last year but were left by the workers unfinished. Due to congested classes, teachers are already using them to decongest the classrooms. “Have I not personally distributed books in the different schools in the province, I will not see the gravity of this problem. Teachers have been complaining to me about these projects, saying that they are way beyond their completion dates,” Vice Governor Pelaez said. During the 34th Regular Session of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan last 21 September 2015, Vice Governor Pelaez invited several personnel from DepEd and the contractors of the PPP projects to shed light on the issue. Among t ho s e w ho came were Engr. Jerry Asilo and Engr. Mariafels Trompeta from DepEd Region 10, Engr. Sandy

Simo from DepEd MisOr, Engr. Winston Idulsa from DepEd Gingoog City, Mr. Rodello Choresca and Eric Gemora from BSPVTL JV Consortium. During the session, it was revealed that the PPP project was awarded last October 2013 and the target completion date is supposed to be on April 12, 2015. Sadly, many of these classrooms are not finished and left unattended. Representatives from the contractors said that the reason for the delay is the terrain of some schools. Some are hard to reach and some are not even accessible to transportation. But Vice Governor Pelaez did not accept the explanation saying that this is applicable only to those schools in the mountains but not in very accessible areas such as Laguindingan National High School. “I am very dismayed over the long delay of these constructions! These unfinished classrooms in the Province give great inconvenience to teachers and students. It also cast doubts on the preparedness of the schools for the K to 12 P ro g r a m o f D e p E d ,” Pelaez exclaimed during the session. Vice Governor Pelaez wants these delays in school building construction investigated so that the national government will be able to fast-track implementation of PPP projects respecting school buildings. He also said that someone should answer for this injustice to teachers and students.

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existing respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, while nitrogen dioxide irritates the lungs, causes burning sensation in chest, severe coughing and shortness of breath. Raut added haze contains dusts of smoke particles suspected to come from the forest fires in Indonesia. “It is associated with the forest fires there because there’s no fire here,” she said. She said the DOH 11 has not received any reports of people suffering from respiratory diseases due to the haze but she recommended that they use N95 masks, the ones that have tiny holes on its filters used in areas affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome. The haze worsened when Tyhoon Lando hit land last Sunday and siphoned off smoke into the country. (Antonio L. Colina IV/ MindaNews)

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the other hand, issued a warning to motorists to be extra careful when driving due to the limited visibility brought about by the haze..

As of Friday morning, visibility was limited to just 10 kilometers, Pagasa’s Victor Flores Jr said. Like the DOH, Flores also advised the public to wear masks especially those who have pulmonary and respiratory diseases. Authorities said motorists “should exercise extreme caution whenever on the road to prevent accidents by using headlights/foglights; follow the required minimum speed level and extreme caution in low, visibility driving; and ensure that vehicle is in good running condition.” The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the DOH have yet to release result of several tests they conducted over the skies of Mindanao. While authorities have yet to determine the origin of the haze over most of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao and some parts of the Visayas region in the central Philippines, they did not discount the possibility that it indeed came from the forest fire in Sumatra that Indonesian have been battling since July. “Thick smoke haze continued to engulf many parts of Sumatra with some of the haze spreading to the northern half of the Malay Peninsula. In Kalimantan, the hotspot activities could not be fully determined due to cloud cover and partial satellite pass. Nonetheless, moderate to dense haze remained visible in large areas of the Borneo Island. Some haze has also spread to the southern parts of the South China Sea,” the ASEAN Specialized Meteorological Centre website said in its Regional Haze Update as of 8:08 pm on Thursday (October 22). If indeed the haze over Mindanao comes from the forest fire in Indonesia, it can increase risks of respiratory tract infections and cardiac ailments, the DOH warned in its public advisory. Haze is an atmospheric condition where particles, smoke, dust and moisture suspend in the air obscuring visibility. Sources of haze include emissions from power plants, industrial activities, traffic as well as farming practices such as swiden (slash-and-burn or kaingin, which is being practiced in ASEAN countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines). In Southeast Asia, haze poses a serious and recurring problem every year, particularly between May to October, due to the burning of forests in some countries to clear land. Haze contains dust, smoke particles and air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, carbon monoxide and particulate matter which are suspended in the atmosphere causing a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere. During forest fires, levels of theses

particulate matters increase. Since these particulate matters are microscopic in size, they can go deep into the lungs and in some cases enter the bloodstream, the DOH said. Particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometer (PM2.5) in diameter can penetrate into the small air sacs of the lungs, thereby posing highest health risk. Short term exposure to these particulate matters can aggravate lung diseases, can cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis, and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections. Those suffering from heart diseases can also suffer heart attacks and arrhythmias when exposed to particulate matters even for very short periods. The Health department further said that particulate matters’ effect can be classified into local and systemic. Local effects are eye, nose and throat irritation. Also, people with history of sinus problems or sensitive nose are more likely to develop nasal congestion, sore throat and coughing. There may be increased incidents of skin irritation as well for eczema or other skin conditions. Systemic effects such as asthma attacks, bronchitis or worsening of heart diseases are more serious effects. Also, there have been suggestions that long term exposure to air pollution may rise to increase risk of cancer, the DOH warned. During the 1997 Southeast Asian, haze which affected a number of countries in the region, an increase in air pollutants from 50 to 150 μg/m3 was significantly associated with increases of 12% of upper respiratory tract illness, 19% asthma and 26% nasal inflammation. Mindanao cities started experiencing the haze on October 18, according to Pagasa during the 6th Regular Meeting of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) Technical Working Group. Pagasa said the southwesterly winds drove the smog from the Sumatra forest fires toward Mindanao where the haze became visible in most parts of the island. (Bong D. Fabe)

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