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April 18, 2018


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CAGAYAN de Oro City-Beach and inland resort owners in the province of Misamis Oriental have found an ally in the person of Governor Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano who has vowed to organize a legal team in case a proposed dialogue with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 10 (DENR) bog down. In a press conference held Monday (April 16), Emano has expressed his willingness to mediate and initiate dialogue between the affected owners of beach

Right, the replica of the wreck of the VOC fluyt BRUINVIS. Left, Fuerte de San Agustin is a replica of a cotta or fort watch tower common in the coastal towns of the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period. File photos by Mike Baños, NPN

resorts and the DENR. He said the DENR is reportedly planning to close down beach resorts in at least three towns. The governor, however, clarified that he is not

against the monitoring of resorts by the DENR for easement and others violations, but insisted that it is improper for the government agency to just shut See backs, page 10

Seven Seas revisits forgotten chapter in Philippine history

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THE Seven Seas Water Park and Resort in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental seeks to do more than merely amuse guests as they experience the facility’s water rides and other attractions. Prominently featured as center pieces of the park’s pirate themed attractions are replicas of Dutch privateers which waged a series of battles with the Spanish colonizers of the Philippines during the first five A replica of the wreck of the Dutch pirate ship RIJNSBURG is the center piece of its half hectare Tsunami Pool.


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‘Back on track,’ says Dureza on peace talks with NDFP Peace negotiations between government (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) will resume sooner than the 60-day timeline set by President Rodrigo Duterte, Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said. “I think we are back on track,” Dureza said during the Annual Plenary Session of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao on Monday. Two days before the scheduled resumption of the fifth round of GRPNDFP talks on Nov. 25-27 last year, Duterte issued Proclamation 360 calling off the negotiations citing as reason an ambush on Nov. 9 by the New People’s Army (NPA) in Bukidnon and other attacks. The President subsequently signed Proclamation 374, designating See peace, page 11

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P67.9-M smuggled rice shipment intercepted off Zamboanga Sibugay ZAMBOANGA CITY -The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), through the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (Navforwem), apprehended a Mongolian-registered ship loaded with some PHP67.9 million smuggled rice off Zamboanga Sibugay. Rear Adm. Rene Medina, Navforwem commander, said the vessel, M/V Diamond 8, was intercepted during a counter-action operation 15 nautical miles southwest off Olutanga Island at around 10 p.m. Saturday. Medina said M/V Diamond 8 is manned by a 15-man crew consisting of 11 Bangladeshis and four Chinese. It is skippered by Lin Yang Lin, a Chinese national. Medina said initial investigation showed the ship was loaded with some 27,180 sacks of Vietnam rice with an estimated market value

of PHP67.9 million. But Medina said that more or less 8,000 sacks of rice had already been unloaded and transported to the shore by two local ships--M/V Yssa Maine and M/V Yousra. He said the two local ships were reportedly manned by 34 Filipinos, including one minor and 17 individuals who are subject for identification. He said they are currently locating the whereabouts of M/V Yssa Maine and M/V Yousra. He said prior to the apprehension of the Mongolian-registered ship, a joint intelligence information and monitoring had been established by the Littoral Monitoring System Pilas (LMS-Pilas) to facilitate the rescue and assistance operation for the unresponsive vessel believed to be harassed by terrorists groups at around 7 p.m. on

Saturday. Medina ordered the Naval Task Force 61 to conduct maritime patrol and interdiction operation in the area after the “suspicious movement made by the unknwon foreign vessel.” Medina said the BRPGeneral Marian Alvarez escorted the M/V Diamond 8 to this city. The foreignowned ship is moored at the Ensign Majini Pier of the Naval Station Romulo Espaldon for further investigation, documentation of undocumented individuals on board and proper disposition. He said they immediately coordinated with the Bureau of Customs, Department of Trade and Industry, Bureau of Immigration, Department of Social Welfare and Development and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for proper action. He said the successful apprehension of the smuggled

The Naval Forces in Western Mindanao intercept the shipment of 27,180 sacks of smuggled rice worth PHP67.9 million off Olutanga Island, Zamboanga Sibugay on Saturday evening. Photo shows the sacks of smuggled rice at the cargo hold of the Mongolian-registered M/V Diamond 8. (Photo courtesy: Navforwem PIO)

tons of rice is a result of an intensified and focused maritime patrol and operation of the Philippine Navy in this part of the country. (PNA)

1,400 SPES beneficiaries start work in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA CITY -- A total of 1,400 college students hired by the city government through the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) have started working on Monday. Socorro Rojas, the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) chief, said the first batch started working at 9 a.m. Monday in the barangays and selected government offices after they had undergone orientation. In total, Rojas said the city government hired 2,766 students -- 1,400 college and 1,366 high school -- through the SPES program this year. Rojas, also the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) chief, said the work period for each batch is 20 days. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar spearheaded the conduct of the orientation held at the Vitaliano Agan coliseum. Salazar exhorted the students to make the most out of the privilege granted to them by the local government through the SPES and help build back a better Zamboanga City.

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar orients college students hired through the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) on Monday. (Photo courtesy: City Hall

The SPES is an annual joint undertaking of the city government and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) at 6040 percent sharing. Rojas said the city government has allocated P15 million for the program this year that caused the increase

in salaries of the beneficiaries. She said each student will have a daily salary rate of P477.73 or a total of P9,554 for the 20-day period. She added that the 60 percent salary counterpart of the city is P286.60 daily while the 40 percent will come from the DOLE.

In previous years, each of the students received a daily salary based on the minimum wage law, which was P296. Rojas said the second batch, which are high school students, will be employed sometime in May, this year. (PNA)

SSF summit in Dipolog

PAGADIAN City--Cooperators and beneficiaries of the Shared Service Facility (SSF) Program in Zamboanga del Sur participated in the 2nd Regional SSF Summit held in Dipolog City recently. The 62-man delegation from Zamboanga del Sur represents the 20 existing SSF projects and three projects for implementation in 2018 in the province. With the theme, “Shared Success for Filipino MSMEs,” the Summit is a gathering of representatives from SSF cooperators in Zamboanga Peninsula to assess the implementation of the SSF programs in all the provinces of Region IX; sharing of the good practices of SSF cooperators in the operation of the projects;

to create an opportunity for networking among the cooperators and beneficiaries; to get the commitments among SSF cooperators and beneficiaries to sustain and expand the success of the SSF projects, and to award the Best SSF Projects in Region IX. DTI Provincial Director Maria Socorro Malate-Atay disclosed that in Zamboanga del Sur, a total of PhP16.052 Million SSF Funds went to the procurement of machines and equipment that the 20 existing Cooperators are now using on usufruct basis. She further disclosed that another PhP 9.53 M will be used to fund three projects in 2018 and a total of PhP 34.26 M is targeted for 2019. (JDP/ALT-PIA9)

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Lower House seeks to limit class size in public schools

Kabaybayunan Festival. Forget about Boracay, there are other spots to enjoy the Philippines such as the Kabaybayunan Festival that is held every summer in Opol, Misamis Oriental. Photos by Gerry Lee Gorit

A technical working group (TWG) of the House committee on basic education and culture has started fine tuning House Bill 473, which seeks to regulate the class size in all public schools in the country.

The proposed measure, also known as the “Public School Class Size Law of 2016” also seeks to prescribe additional compensation for teachers handling large size classes. In a meeting presided

by TWG head Rep. Mark Go, the bill’s author, Rep. Antonio Tinio explained that oversized classes in public school classrooms is against the constitutional guaranteed right of Filipino school children to quality

education. He pointed out that classrooms in the country are among the most crowded in Asia per data of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO)

Institute for Statistics. “The country’s public elementary schools’ average class size of 43.9 is far bigger than Malaysia’s 31.7, Thailand’s 22.9, Japan’s 23.6, and India’s 40,” said Tinio. The same data shows

that public high schools in the country have even larger average size of class of 56.1 students. It is no longer uncommon, according to Tinio, to see teachers handling classes See schools, page 11



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The war on drugs and ICC

Jesse E.L. Bacon II

President Duterte’s maneuver to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) to evade any investigation on his bloody war on drugs may sit well with his supporters but its ramifications on the country’s image may not serve the Filipino people’s interests in the long term. The move that the avid Duterte supporters find as brilliant in reality only proves impunity. A local lawyer filed a complaint against Duterte for crimes against humanity before the ICC citing the death statistics as a result of the administration’s allout war on drugs. Police statistics show that almost 5,000 had been killed nationwide during anti-illegal drug operations.

More than 7,000 deaths under investigation involving drug suspects have also been listed by the authorities. These killings were carried out by unidentified motorcycle riding gunmen. Even the country’s Commission on Human Rights have expressed alarm over these killings that appear without any let-up despite local and international backlash. Duterte justifies his bloody war on drugs saying he has to protect the country from the menace of illegal drugs. But some quarters doubt the effectiveness of the approach claiming that drug suspects should not be treated outright as criminals but victims. This position is supported by experts who pointed out that the drug menace has economic and social dimensions. Poverty, these experts say, is one of the causes that push people to resort

to the use of illegal drugs to escape from the realities of the economic hardship they are mired in. And as social outcasts on account of their impoverished state, illegal drugs become their refuge, experts say. Sadly, the Duterte administration’s war on drugs does not give any consideration to this expert view about illegal drugs especially its victims. To the Duterte administration, the illegal drug problem is pure police matter hence its bloody approach in addressing this in the hope of eliminating it. Two years after its bloody war on drugs, the problem is still very much around us as it was when Duterte assumed the presidency in 2016. In fact, it is getting uglier proved by the fact that no less than Duterte’s son, Paulo, was linked to the aborted P6.4 billion shabu smuggling case that up to this writing had remained a mystery with no resolution

in sight. Many believed that this multi-billion peso shabu smuggling case led to the young Duterte’s resignation as vice mayor of Davao December of last year. But it is worth noting here that Paolo’s supposed link with this case is a mere allegation with no hard evidence so far to support it. Locally, the Duterte administration seem not in accord with the popular clamor for it to be accountable for the unsolved killings of drug suspects by the police or by those unidentified motorcycle riding killers. That posturing resulted in the filing of a complaint before the ICC against Duterte who reacted by withdrawing the country’s membership in the international criminal court. Arguing that the country is no longer a member of that court, Duterte then threatened to jail the See war, page 11

Think A Minute

Problems mean progress

Think a minute. What’s your problem? You know that not all problems are bad? In fact, having problems sometimes means you’re making progress. A big hardware business moved into the same building with another, small hardware store. The big hardware competitor posted signs all over the building that read: “Grand Opening.” So not to be beat, the owner of the small hardware business posted a big sign over his store that read: “Main Entrance.” It’s successful people who know that their biggest obstacles

often become their biggest opportunities. As one smart man said: “The same big stone that’s an obstacle to a weak person is a steppingstone to success for a stronger person.” The difference is in their attitude and response. Remember, you are not the only person with problems. Even the lion has to fight off flies! So “Don’t be afraid to face the music just because you don’t like the tune.” Many years ago, American farmers carried their potatoes in wagons to the market. As their wagons bounced

along on the rough, bumpy roads, the big potatoes were always the ones that ended up on top. And it’s usually the same with people. It’s the people with bigger hearts of faith and perseverance who end up on top, after getting over their life’s bumps and problems. There’s a saying: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” Yes, problems may detour you and take you off course for a little while, but only you can choose to stop moving ahead. Sometimes we think that our temporary problems are permanent. But if you stay

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patient and positive, then the end of your problem will become the beginning of your new season of success. So why not ask Jesus Christ to take charge of your heart every day. It’s only with Him on your side, and His peace and power in your life, that you can turn every problem into progress. Just Think a Minute.


Mayor Sara Duterte: ‘no to peace talks’ (Statement of Mayor Sara Duterte on the resumption of peace talks with the National Democratic Front, released by the City Information Office on April 13, 2018) Respectfully, I am asking President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his decision to reopen the negotiations with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines. I believe the insurgency problem can only be ended peacefully if the NDFP and the Communist Party of the Philippines and its armed wing, the New People’s Army, are sincere, honest, and committed to working toward the direction of peace and reciprocate the gesture offered by the government. But there are no indications at all that they are

willing to negotiate for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. History will also tell us that the communist movement is not to be trusted as they have consistently shown us their deep-seated proclivity to sow hate, violence and extremism, destruction, and senseless killings. These are groups motivated by the desire to overthrow the government and rule the nation. For them, peace is not an option. And that’s because they are terrorists. We maintain our position that we are not supposed to negotiate with terrorists, but deal with them the way we should — tough, strong, high intensity, and one that gathers all sectors to completely crush their influence in communities

where they are present. Let us not forget Larry Buenafe, the fish vendor who died because the NPA detonated a landmine in Mandug last year. Let us not forget Larry’s two very young children now growing without a father — and the many other orphaned children of other hapless, mostly poor civilians. Let us not forget the orphaned children of our brave soldiers and police officers killed by the NPAs in the name of a rusty ideology and deranged revolution. And how could we possibly forget Malysha Machorao who died after an NPA ambush in Bukidnon last year. She was only 4-months-old. Very recently, the NPAs burned down almost a dozen heavy equipment in Davao

City, delaying the construction of roads and holding up the development of the communities in the affected areas. We should put a stop into the insanity of these terrorists — or more children will be orphaned, more civilians will be killed, more soldiers will die, and many more facilities and equipment will be burned, setting back development by a hundred years. If talks are revived, we are almost certain that the NPAs will continue to terrorize government forces and civilians. They will discharge offensives and unabated destruction, while recruitment of minors, farmers, lumads, workers, and students would continue courtesy of its legal fronts. We should stop See talks, page 11

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By Mags Z. Maglana, MindaNews

Transitional Justice-Dealing with the Past and Marawi to the problems spawned by the crisis that exploded beginning May 23, 2017 and affected Marawi City and other parts of Lanao del Sur. Efforts have been made to make responses to the post-crisis situation in Marawi and Lanao del Sur conflict-sensitive and peacepromoting. These include the conduct of post-conflict needs assessment under the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM), the inter-agency mechanism for recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of the city and other affected areas in the province. Peace advocates, emergency response providers, and local civil society have also been engaging in

First part

DAVAO City––While measures to avoid fueling or creating new tensions (or what are called ‘dividers’) and those that build up local peace capacities (or ‘connectors’) are important, they may not be enough to heal the rifts that the Marawi war and its consequences created and ensure that no future conflicts of a similar nature occur. The Case for TJ-DwP in Marawi Transitional JusticeDealing with the Past (TJDwP) became more known in the Philippine peace and development mainstream as part of the implementation of the Normalization aspect of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro or CAB, but it could also be part of a set of lynchpins for effectively responding

Displaced Meranaws of Marawi City call for “genuine participation” of the internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Marawi’s rehabilitation during the “M’balingan Tano sa Ground Zero” rally on Friday, March 30, 2018 in the country’s lone Islamic city. Photo courtesy of Leah Tarhata Mehila

dialogues and other processes to enable those affected to deal with conflict-related trauma. TJ-DwP was formally put forward by the Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) in its report to the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). If pursued as a national undertaking in support of the political process and translated into interrelated specific measures, TJ-DwP could serve as a comprehensive framework for responding to the human rights violations, legitimate grievances, marginalization through land dispossession, and historical injustice expeSee MARAWI, page 11

Put truth at the center of reports: Andanar BACOLOD City--Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has emphasized the importance of truth in guarding press freedom in the era of the so-called “fake news.” “A free press can only be guarded if the truth is at the center of the narratives of your stories,” Andanar said in a message read by PCO O Undersecretar y George Apacible during the 82nd Induction and Oath-Taking Ceremony

of the Negros Press Club (NPC), held at the SMX Convention Center here Wednesday night. “The world of journalism has entered a strange arena where the truth has not only become elusive, but has often been compromised or substituted for perceptions, opinions, sensational applications and what is now called as ‘fake news’,” he said. “Too many creeds have surfaced. A plethora of prejudices has been pre-

sented as judgments, and the elements of reality, of facts, of verified data, have been co-mingled with both personal and political biases and passed on as news to be consumed by the public,” the communication chief added. The advances in communication, he said, have become both a blessing and a bane with social networking through Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media platforms. See REPORTS, page 11

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In compliance with the publication requirement and and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 series of 2012 (IRRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ZIGY LOVENIERO TAJOS has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry of his sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ZIGY LOVENIERO TAJOS who was born on May 4, 1977 and whose parents are Diosdado Jr. N. Tajos and Jina R. Loveniero. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her opposition with this office not later than May 2, 2018.

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No.10172 a notice is hereby served to the public that EMMANUEL M. BARTOLABA has filed with this Office a Petition for correction of GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the COLB of YVON POCONG BARTOLABA who was born on SEPTEMBER 19, 2002 at Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are EMMANUEL MASCARIÑAS BARTOLABA and JOSEFINA FERRER POCONG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than ________________.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048/10172 a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSALINDA B. BUENO has filed with this office a Petition for Change of First Name from “JOSALYN to “ROSALINDA” in the Birth Certificate of JOSALYN BERMODES BUENO who was born on January 30, 1966 at Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur whose parents are Jose Bueno and Felisa Bermodes. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than ________________.

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'Truth is on our side, my conscience is clear': Garin Former Health Secretary Janette Garin on Monday said she believes she and others implicated in the Dengvaxia controversy would be cleared of the accusations hurled against them in the draft report by the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee that investigated the 2016 vaccine program. "I still believe that we

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that GRACE ACER MARAÑON has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “MA. GRACE” to “GRACE” in the certificate of Live Birth of MA GRACE BALBONA ACER who was born on July 14,1961 at Culasi, Roxas City, Capiz and whose parents are Sotero Anisco Acer and Leticia Antioquia Balbona. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 6, 2018.

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Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that FE N. PAINIT has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s sex from ‘MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of HONEY MARIFER NAPARAN PAINIT who was born on FEBRUARY 26, 2001 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are MARTIN ABALO PAINIT and FE VIRTUDAZO NAPARAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than APRIL 27, 2018.

(SGD.) EVANGELINE C. TAPANGAN City Civil Registrar

MDN: April 18 & 25, 2018

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga del Sur City/Municipality of Tukuran NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048/10172 a notice is hereby served to the public that PAMELA M. BANTAS has filed with this office a Petition for correction of GENDER/SEX (Complete name of Petitioner) from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Birth Certificate of JAMELAH MACA-AYONG BANTAS who was born on August 25, 2008 at Panduma Sr. Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur whose parents are PAMELA O. MACA-AYONG and GAMAL P. BANTAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than ________________. MDN: April 18, 2018

MDN: April 18 & 25, 2018

(SGD.) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar

time. Garin also claimed that some individuals that have a gripe against her appointment as Department of Health (DOH) Secretary might have misinformed Blue Ribbon C ommittee chairperson, Senator Richard Gordon, on the Dengvaxia vaccination program. In the draft report of the Senate panel, Garin, former President Benigno Aquino III, and former Budget Secretary Butch Abad were considered as "primary conspirators" in the controversial vaccination program. The Senate draft report also recommended filing of charges against the three former government executives for the Dengvaxia mess. Meanwhile, Garin said the report of the World Health Organization- Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (WHO-SAGE) on Immunization would explain why the DOH implemented the mass dengue immunization program in 2016. Garin said many of the questions about Dengvaxia program can be answered by the international vaccine and infectious disease experts. See garin, page 10 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of late PRIMO PACATANG BANQUE who died on March 23, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City, the decedent at the time of his death maintained an account LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES (LBP) Capistrano, Cagayan de Oro City Branch under Savings Account No. __________; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS; made and entered into by and among the HEIRSWAIVORS and HEIR-WAIVEE; The HEIRS-WAIVORS have agreed and covenanted to CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto the HEIR-WAIVEE, the full ownership and possession of the above-described account; That for and in consideration of the foregoing premises, we hereby waive and renounce, as by these presents, we hereby WAIVE AND RENOUNCE our share, right and participation over the above-described account; Under Notary Public of Atty. Marisse Gay G. Lico-Abalde; as Per Doc. No. 289; Page No. 58; Book No. 44; Series of 2018. MDN: Apr. 4, 11 & 18, 2018


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Bicol scores Palaro’s first gold; javelin throw record broken

GO FOR GOLD. Region V's Lheslie Delima (170) clocked 10:06.54 in the girls' 3000-meter run and captured gold while Camila Tubiano of Region X clocked 10:07.07 for silver at the Palarong Pambansa held at the Quirino Stadium in Ilocos Sur on Monday (April 16, 2018). (PNA photo by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)


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BANTAY, Ilo cos Sur -- A Bicolana got the privilege of winning the first gold medal in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 at the Quirino Stadium here on Monday. Lheslie De Lima took the top spot in the 3,000-meter steeple chase after beating C a m i l a Tu b i a n o o f Nor t h e r n Mi n d an a o in a close race. De Lima maintained her stride in the final 100 meters to edge Tubiano by just nearly

a half-second. De Lima came in at 10:06.54, while Tubiano stepped on the f inish line at 10:07.02. G r a c e Te j o n e s o f Western Visayas took the bronze with the time of 10:52.99. On the other hand, Ann Quitoy of Wester n Vis ayas did not only dethrone Sylvian Abunda as the secondary girls javelin throw champ but also shattered her old record in style.

Quitoy’s throw went 45.72 meters, way longer than the previous record of 42.85 set by Abunda last year in Antique. Abunda, representing Nor thern Mindanao, was actually far from her gold medalist self this time as her throw was only good for 41.28 meters, still enough to capture the silver. S o c c s k s a r g e n’s Marizel Buer took the bronze with a throw of 39.44 meters. (Ivan Stewart Saldajeno/PNA)

Breakthrough in Using Explicit Instruction inside the Classroom

By JESSICA C. ENTERINA Teacher III Punong Elementary School Claveria I District Claveria Mis.Or

STUDENTS nowadays obviously feel bored on conventional way of some teachers’ practice in using a lecture method and entirely dependent on textbooks usually containing abstract ideas and let them memorize the concepts. Learning becomes more meaningful and fun if teachers make the students involve in the real world and learning with the people around them. As to what Lev Vygotsky stated that “Everything is learned twice: first socially (that is, with the help of other human beings), then privately (internalized).” What these children need are tangible learning materials and apparata like puzzle maps of the world, Asia and the Philippines, as well as Math rods, beads and number cards that they can easily manipulate and comprehend. This has become a call to the teachers to involve students in active learning and one of the highlights nowadays in teaching is to adapt the “Explicit Teaching or Explicit Instruction” in each classrooms. Explicit Teaching is an instructional strategy used to meet the needs of students and engage them in an unambiguous, clearly articulated teaching in a meaningful, direct, and effective and success oriented. According to Archer & Hughes,C.(2011) it is characterized with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved. It is best known to the terms, I DO, WE DO and YOU DO. In I DO, the teacher will Initiate, model, explain, thinks aloud and show how to do it. Then, in We DO teacher will demonstrate, lead, respond, suggests, explain, acknowledge and answers questions. Lastly, in YOU DO teacher scaf-

folds, teaches as needed, evaluates, observes, encourage, clarifies, confirms and coaches students to apply learning with their own. I highly recommend this strategy for all the teachers out there and I commend the fact on the positive result that it brings to our students. Practically, we do the steps of explicit teaching since before in our regular class, however, we do it in superficial way or in one-sided way. Sometimes we’re only doing the I DO part or the only YOU DO part. In explicit way, we must do it in three-step logically and practically. However, amid of everything, one thing is for sure. As educator, we are flexible to learn different teaching strategies just for the welfare or our students and our learners will always be our top priority. Multi-grade Teachers are considered as one of the remarkable faculties in DepEd family because of their unique experiences in their classes. Teachers need to adjust and find ways and means to make teaching interesting and effective. In one of her columns posted on the website of the Philippine Star, Preciosa S. Soliven wrote “using a multi-grade school, they need specially trained teachers and a “continuum curriculum per subject.” The conventional education system of the Philippines is entirely dependent on textbooks usually containing abstract ideas which conventional teachers make students memorize. These facts and figures cannot relate to our knowledge society since these areas are far from the culture-oriented towns or municipalities.” “What the children need are tangible learning materials and apparata like puzzle maps of the world, Asia and the Philippines, as well as Math rods, beads and number cards that they can easily manipulate and comprehend,” Soliven added.

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Malaysian biz group eyes oil palm industry in Davao


AVAO CITY – Members of the Sarawak Chamber of Commerce linked up with the local business group here to explore opportunities in oil palm industry. Davao City Chamber of C ommerce and Industr y

(DCCCII) chair Arturo Milan said Malaysian businessmen from Sarawak are interested in opportunities in oil palm in Davao Region and they are slated to visit the region in June. “That is how attractive Davao City and the Davao

Region are over the years under the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte. Their president (Sarawak chamber) will be coming over and they will be bringing a delegation coming from Sarawak and the president was asking me when is the best time to

come. They are just waiting for our advice,” Milan said. It may be recalled that President Duterte was also keen on helping farmers get investors for oil palm in Davao if they, including the lumads, agree. He had said there were investors looking

Residents pour water into a burning house in Purok Pag-asa inside the Bankerohan Market complex in Davao City on April 3. The fire destroyed 20 stalls and 11 residential houses. mindanews photo

for land to establish a palm oil industry. Back when he was mayor of Davao City, Duterte was urging farmers in Paquibato to engage in oil palm. He even offered help so New People’s Army (NPA) rebels can link with investors and set aside their firearms. But it never happened because members of the NPA and their supporters campaigned against the entry of investors. Milan said he once met Malaysian investors who wanted to look at and explore business opportunities in palm oil in Davao City or elsewhere in Mindanao. “Remember this is the flagship of Kota Kinabalu that uplifted the economy of Kinabalu in Malaysia -- the palm oil business,” he said. Milan stressed that an oil plantation also needs to put up a processing plant. “You need to have a pro-

cessing facility because you have only 24 hours to process after harvest. The plantation should have a mill,” he said. Milan said the business sector is also pushing for manufacturing or processing plants for raw materials from Mindanao. He cited for example cacao. “We are happy to see that many local producers are already producing chocolates and that’s a very good indication that we are already processing not only exporting cacao beans,” he said. For oil palm, Milan said there is still a lot of market for the product. Aside from exploration activities, the DCCCII and Sarawak chamber will be signing a sisterhood agreement. Milan said the DCCCII is just reviewing the Memorandum of Agreement concerning this matter. (Lilian C. Mellejor/ PNA)

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DAR starts work for road project in Sta. Josefa Sta.Josefa, Agusan del SurThe Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) starts work for the rehabilitation and concreting of a farm to market road in Sta. Josefa in a groundbreaking ceremony held last April 6, 2018 at Barangay Sayon, Sta. Josefa, Agusan del Sur. The P24.8 million farmto-road will be funded by the DAR’s Project Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment (Project ConVERGE), said Assistant Regional Director Engr. Daylinda Narisma during the ceremony. Sta. Josefa Vice Mayor Richard Plaza expressed his gratitude to the DAR for the road project as this will facilitate economic activities in the municipality. “This is a very big help for our farmers to have easy access for their products Publication Notice R.A. 10172

to the market. This will lessen their burden in the cost of labor, transport and handling,” Plaza furthers. According to the DAR, the 4.1 kilometer road will traverse the three barangays namely Poblacion, Concepcion and Sayon and will directly benefit 4, 176 farmers. “Once the project is fully implemented, we expect poverty reduction by generating more economic activities for the farmers and their families,” said Narisma. “Agricultural production will likely to increase, creating an economically progressive community,” she furthers. Plaza urged his constituents to actively take part in monitoring the proper implementation and use of the project. “This is ours and we will benefit from the project

Republic of the Philippines Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Province of Lanao del Sur MUNICIPALITY OF MAROGONG OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

CCE-0003- 2018 R.A. 10172

April 12, 2018

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01, Guidelines and Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR OF R.A. 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that JUNMAYA MARUHOM DAING has filed with this office a petition for correction entry of her Gender from “MALE” to “FEMALE” and whose parents OMAR DAING and ASRAL MAROHOMBSAR MARUHOM. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with the office not later than April 30, 2018. MDN: April 11 & 18, 2018

(Sgd.) NASSER D. DENAIG Municipal Civil Registrar

longer if we will altogether take care of this project”, urged Plaza. This road project which includes a shouldering of 1.0 meter on both sides is part of the infrastructure component of the Rice Production, Processing and Marketing of Milled Rice of Project ConVERGE to the cluster of agrarian reform communities in the municipalities of Veruela,

Trento, Bunawan and Sta Josefa (VETREBUNS) in Agusan del Sur. Project ConVERGE is co-funded by International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) which started in 2016 until 2021. (with story from: Rondick Sodusta) NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of EDELBERTO TORRALBA ANCHETA who died on July 1, 2017 at Purok 6, Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City, that the said deceased, is the absolute and registered owner of the following parcels of land more particularly described as follows: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. RT-23220, situated in Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City, containing an area of 129.18 square meters; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. RT-6755, situated in Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City, with an area of 1, 250 square meters; TAX DECLARATION NO. 08-110003-01322, situated in Brgy. Banza, Butuan City, containing an area of 1.3838 hectares; TAX DECLARATION NO. 08-12-000100742, situated in Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City, containing an area 73.92 square meters; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 157-2014002957, situated in Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City, with an area of 6790 square meters; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS; Under Notary Public of Atty. Glaiza Mae L. Lagunde; as Per Doc. No. 364; Page No. 37; Book No. 7; Series of 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of late BASTIA T. YANONG who died on April 13, 2011 at Regency Subd., Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, that the said deceased, left a Parcel of Land situated in Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, with flat house and with all its improvements found therein and more particularly described as follows: TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-116952, COVERED BY TAX DECLARATION NO.: G-165515 AND G-165516 (BLDG. ONLY), “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 27 Block 6, of the Cons. Subd. Plan, Pcs-10-001781, being a portion of Lot Nos. 3650, 3651, 3652, 3653, 3654, all of CAD 237, Cagayan de Cadastre, Lot 3649-A, Psd-10-022211 & Lot 3649-B-1, Psd-10-022978, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED ONE (101) SQUARE METERS, more or less; Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS/VENDORS AND BUYER/VENDEE; That for and in consideration of the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (Php 500, 000.00) Philippine Currency, paid in hand by the BUYER/VENDEE, acknowledge receipt of said amount by the VENDOR; Under Notary Public of Atty. Emelito J. Marquiño; as Per Doc. No. 408; Page No. 81; Book No. XV; Series of 2018.

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NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of late CRISANTO A. ABELLANOSA who died on January 15, 1981 in Cagayan de Oro City; the deceased left a certain parcel of land located at Tignapoloan, Cagayan de Oro City covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-10032, more particularly described as follows: A PARCEL OF LAND known as plan H-140058 (now portion of Lot 20714, CAD-369, with an area of TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-FIVE THOUSAND ONE HUNDED THIRTY-SEVEN (225, 137) square meters, more or less; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS OF CRISANTO A. ABELLANOSA; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS; NOW THEREFORE, invoking the provision Section 1, Rule 74 of the Rules of Court, the parties hereto being all of legal ages and with full civil to contract, do hereby extra-judicially agree and covenant, as they divide and adjudicate, among themselves the above-described real estate and inheritance as follows: Lot 1, PSD-10-050258 , containing an area of THIRTY-TWO THOUSAND THIRTYEIGHT (32, 038) square meters, more or less, belong to IVY ABELLANOSA-PETALLAR; Lot 2, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED EIGHTY-ONE (31,881) square meters, more or less, belong to ALLAN D. ABELLANOSA; Lot 3, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-SIX (31,796) square meters, more or less, belong to DORIS ABELLANOSA-SIAO; Lot 4, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY-FOUR (31,894) square meters, more or less, belong to EMMANUEL D. ABELLANOSA; Lot 5, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY-TWO (31,762) square meters, more or less, belong to MIRIAM ABELLANOSA-VILLALBA; Lot 6, PSD-10-050258 , containing an area of THIRTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWELVE (31,312) square meters, more or less, belong to CRISANTO D. ABELLANOSA, JR.; Lot 7, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED EIGHTYFOUR (30, 984) square meters, more or less, belong to LEALYN ABELLANOSA-RAMOS; Lot 8, PSD-10-050258, containing an area of THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY (3, 480) square meters, more or less, belong to the HEIRS OF CRISANTO A. ABELLANOSA (ROAD LOT); Under Notary Public of Atty. Al Ponciano R. Datu; as Per Doc. No. 207; Page No. 42; Book No. 01; Series of 2018. MDN: Apr. 18, 25 & May 2, 2018


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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Garin... from page 6

"I don't want to preempt SAGE and WHO report. Let them come out with the report," she said. Earlier, WHO Representative to the Philippines Dr. Gundo Weiler disclosed that SAGE will release a report and recommendation on the Dengvaxia vaccine. "We respect that but let us go back as to who really the experts recognized by WHO, and that is SAGE," she said, noting that WHO tapped SAGE last December to assess the disclosure by Sanofi Pasteur, the maker of Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. She said that if there was a problem with the Dengvaxia vaccine, which could have adverse side effects or even cause death to a recipient, the WHO should have initiated the pullout of the vaccine when it was being administered in 2016. (PNA)

Backs... from page 1

down multi-million resorts, like the Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort built in a 5-hectare complex in Barangay Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Emano said he will put up a legal team to battle with the DENR in court should closure orders be released against resorts in the towns of Laguindingan, Opol and Initao, which are reportedly the target of DENR for various violations. Last week, the regional office of the DENR, here, has confirmed that world-class resort Seven Seas Waterpark in Opol town occupies on an estate that is under litigation. During a briefing, DENR 10 counsel Florenda Yap reported that the Office of the Solicitor General has challenged in 2017 before the court the 2002 titling of a 51-hectare property in barangay Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental. Part of the contested property is the 21-hectare Seven Seas Waterpark, which is owned by UC1 Corporation, a family firm established by Engr. Elpidio Paras, who has carved his own name as a pioneer in the ICT industry and inland tourism in Northern Mindanao through the years.

Seven... from page 1

decades of the 1600s. “We secured one of the pirate ship replicas from a water theme park in Indonesia, and the other two we built from scratch using steel and concrete,” said Elpidio M. Paras, President and CEO of UC-1 Corporation which owns and operates Seven Seas. “We came up with the idea of using them to educate while they amuse our guests on this particular forgotten chapter in Philippine history since the VOC in particular was based in Batavia (present day Jakarta, Indonesia).” In the center of the half

hectare tsunami pool is a replica of the wreck of the RINJSBURG, which the oral tradition of legends from the 1600s say was a pirate ship skippered by the scion of Olivier Van Noort, the first of the Dutch Circumnavigators to successfully circumnavigate the globe. Facing the pool is a reconstruction of Fuerte de San Agustin, a cotta or fort cum watchtower supposedly armed with cannon taken from the Dutch East Indiaman AMBOINA while the evens tent entrance facade is a replica of the wreck of BRUINVIS, a Dutch fluyt that extant records say was either scuttled or blown up by the Spanish during this period. The Spanish-Dutch Wars in the Philippines, 16001646 According to historical sources, this period marked the height of the SpanishDutch Wars in the Philippines, when Dutch privateers harassed foreign and Spanish trading ships in a bid to wrest the colony from the Spanish crown. In a series of battles spanning five decades, the Spaniards with the help of native Filipinos successfully turned back the Dutch time after time, from December 14, 1600; again in 1609 at the Battle of Playa Honda by Spanish governor-general Juan de Silva; and again on the Second Battle of Playa Honda on April 1617, when aDutch fleet of 10 galleons under Joris van Spilbergen was defeated by a Spanish armada of seven galleons led by Juan Ronquillo.From 1640 to 1641, a Dutch flotilla of three ships patrolled near Embocadero de San Bernardino to capture galleons coming from Acapulco, Mexico with no success. However, the wreck of the RIJNSBURG, AMBOINA and BRUINVIS and the Fuerza de San Agustin are historically and culturally most significant because of the Battles of La Naval de Manila,a series of five naval engagements fought in Philippines waters in 1646, when the forces of Spain repelled various attempts by the Dutch to invade Manila, during the Eighty Years’ War. The outnumbered Spanish forces, which included many native Filipino volunteers, consisted of two (later, three)ancient, rotting Manila galleons converted to men-of-war by stripping guns from the fort of Manila, a galley and four brigantines. The duo outfought a Dutch fleet of nineteen warships, divided into three separate squadrons. Heavy damage was inflicted upon the Dutch squadrons by the Spanish-Filipino forces, forcing the Dutch to abandon their invasion of the Philippines. The victories against the Dutch invaders were attributed by the Spanish and Filipino troops to the intercession of the Virgin Mary. On 9 April 1652, the victories in the five sea battles were declared a miracle by

the Archdiocese of Manila after a thorough canonical investigation, giving rise to the centuries-old festivities of Our Lady of La Naval de Manila. The victories of the Dutch also ensured that the Philippines would remain a Catholic and not a Protestant nation. Olivier Van Noort and the RIJNBURG Built in 1637 at Amsterdam by the Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie (VOC or the Dutch East India Company) the Dutch pinnace RIJNSBURG was owned by the VOC and in service for the Kamer van Amsterdam. The VOC was established in 1602, and remained a major trading industry until 1798. Following its establishment on the site of the razed city of Jayakarta by the Dutch in 1619, Batavia became the center of the VOCs trading network in Asia. Monopolies on nutmeg, black pepper, cloves and cinnamon were augmented by cash crops like coffee, tea, cacao, tobacco, rubber, sugar and opium.To safeguard their commercial interests, the VOC and the colonial administration, which replaced it in 1799, progressively absorbed surrounding territory. The RIJNSBURG was a VOC type pinnace class weighing 100 tons burthen (bm) of the type which was used mainly for transport and raiding by the Dutch. The Dutch built pinnaces during the early 17th century. Dutch pinnaces had a hull form resembling a small “race-built” galleon, and were usually rigged as a ship (square rigged on three masts), or carried a similar rig on two masts (in a fashion akin to the later “brig”). Pinnaces were used as merchant vessels, pirate vessels and small warships. After her first voyage to the East on 11 October 1637, the RIJNSBURG arrived on 28 April 1638 in Batavia (kamer van Amsterdam), the capital of the Dutch East Indies (present day Jakarta, Indonesia) and from thence proceeded to India. In 1638, RIJNSBURG, was lost in a battle with the Spanish,off the Philippines. Local legends have it that the ship fell into dire straits after Olivier van Noort, Jr., led a mutiny and took to piracy, lured by the riches to be gained by attacking the spice ships of the Portuguese in the East Indies, the Chinese and Japanese merchant ships trading with the Filipinos at the time, and the biggest prizes of all, the Spanish galleons plying the Acapulco-Manila route. Van Noort was the son and namesake of the commander of the first Dutch privateersquadron to do battle with the Spaniards under in December 14, 1600 when they sank the San Diego, flagship of the Spanish fleet under Antonio de Morga. When the elder Van Noort returned to Holland,

he became the first Dutch to circumnavigate the globe. But the reckless bravado of the young Van Noort reportedly proved to be his undoing, and the pirate ship RIJNSBURG was lost in battle when it rashly attacked a bigger Spanish galleon from Acapulco and was blown in two by the galleon’s bigger cannons. The wreck of the pinnace washed up in the shores of Opol, a barrio of what was then known as the Segundo Distrito de Misamis. Seven Seas Water Park and Resorts features a fullscale replica of the shipwreck on a rock island as its center of attraction for the half hectare tsunami wave pool. The AMBOINA and BRUINVIS Besides the RIJNSBURG, Seven Seas also features full scale replicas of relics from two other Dutch East Indiamen, the AMBOINA and BRUINVIS. The AMBOINA was a VOC type spiegelretour ship class 3-masted sailing ship built in 1629 of 550 tons burthen (bm) which was scuttled by her own crew on Sept. 9, 1647. The oral history handed down through generations has it that local officials from the nearby town of Cagayan mustered the local populace to build a cotta or fort named Fuerza de San Agustin (after the town’s Patron Saint) armed with the cannons taken from the wreck of the AMBOINA as a defense against marauding Dutch pirates and privateers, the Sultanates of Maguindanao and Buayan led by Sultan Kudarat and Sultan Maputi, respectively; and the far-ranging proas from Jolo of Moro slavers who were also active during this period. The BRUIVIS was a Dutch fluyt ship built in Amsterdam of 120 tons burthen (bm) and acquired by the VOC in 1645. Records show it first departed Texel as a VOC ship on April 24, 1645 and operated out of Batavia in the Dutch East Indies (present day Jakarta, Indonesia) until she was either blown up by the Spanish or by her own Dutch Crew on January 20, 1658 off Maginado in the Philippines. A fluyt is a Dutch type of sailing vessel originally designed by the shipwrights of Hoorn as a dedicated cargo vessel designed to facilitate transoceanic delivery with the maximum of space and crew efficiency. Unlike rivals, it was not built for conversion in wartime to a warship, so it was cheaper to build and carried twice the cargo, and could be handled by a smaller crew. “With these footnotes in a forgotten chapter of Philippine history, Seven Seas hopes to awaken the interest of our guests, especially the youth, in the relevance of history to current events, and keep in mind as they journey through their lives that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time

we come to a problem that wouldn’t go away. requires transport,” Paras When Cebu Pacific issued said. (The Night Stalker) the call for the first batch of cadet pilots last year, Dave immediately jumped at the from page 12 opportunity. a pilot, people around him “To those wanting to be played a great influence in pilots but are financially or pursuing his chosen vocation. otherwise constrained, take “I had really wanted to advantage of this opportunity take up a flying career and offered by Cebu Pacific,” even considered joining the he advised. “The ten year Philippine Military Aviation payback period is very af(PMA) just to be an avia- fordable compared to what tor but my Mom did not this career can bring to you approve,” he recalls. PMA and your family.” graduates enjoy perks such Asked what qualities he as free training to the PAF had which had served him Flying School though there is best in making it to the first a mandatory 12 year service batch of Cebu Pacific’s Cade required for all aviators before Pilots, Dave replied “It’s discithey are allowed to pursue pline, discipline, discipline!” other flying careers. “We have to watch our Stymied on that track, body and mind. We have to be Dave next looked up what prepared physically, mentally, scholarships were available and psychologically for this online but they all were kind of career. Any minor abroad so he gave up on problem to our physical or his dream to fly to pursue mental capability might be a degree in electronics in- a career-ender,” he stressed. stead since he was fond of Cebu Pacific will shoulelectronic gadgets and his der the cost of the training, parents couldn’t afford to type-rating and licensing, send him to flying school. with successful cadet-pilots A true-blue Iliganon, guaranteed employment with Dave was born and raised CEB. They will then reimin Iligan, the second of three burse the cost of the program children of David Ditucalan, through salary deduction over former board member of the a maximum of ten years at 2nd Congressional District zero-interest. of Lanao del Norte and now Dave and his 15 cohorts a Congressional Consultant will be spending 52 weeks for the 2nd District, and Le- at the FTA campus in Adtecia G. Ditucalan, Provincial elaide and would return to Head of Dept of Agriculture the Philippines upon comin Lanao del Norte. His eldest pleting their training there sister Lovelle was a Doctor to complete type-rating and to the Barrios, and is now licensing requirements to preparing for her residency at become full-fledged commerEast Avenue Hospital in Que- cial pilots. After successfully zon City while his younger completing the program, the brother Deaniel Dave is now cadet-pilots become First preparing for his freshman Officers at CEB, and join year as a B.S. Bio student at the corps of aviators at Cebu MSU-IIT. Pacific, flying domestic and Dave finished his grade international routes. school at La Salle Acade“Personally, I will help my and high school at the my brother in his studies, Integrated Developmental especially he will be taking School- Mindanao State medicine in the future and my University-Iligan Institute parents are all retired by that of Technology (MSU-IIT). time,” Dave said in response He took up a B.S. in Elec- to his plans for the future. tronics and Communications “I would save and invest Engineering (ECE) at the my money for my security Mindanao State University- and I will give back to the Iligan Institute of Technology community as much as I (MSU-IIT) where he was could. Professionally, I’ll graduated Valedictorian and serve the people by serving Summa Cum Laude. Cebu Pacific with full comFollowing his graduation, mitment and integrity. I will Dave placed third in both support any endeavors by the the Electronics Engineering corporation as much I could and Electronics Technician specially the expansion plans Board Examinations. He has of the airline.” also presented his thesis to CEB undertook the various national and inter- ground breaking program national conferences. after noting the dearth of But after working for al- pilots for its growing fleet most a year for a semi-con- of aircraft. ductor company in Cavite as Between 2018 and 2022, an IC designer he found little CEB expects delivery of six fulfilment in his work, which more brand-new Airbus was contrary to his expecta- A321ceo, 32 Airbus A321neo tions to be with people and and seven ATR 72-600 airto serve the people, which he craft, hence the pressing attributes to his foundation need for more pilots to man from both parents who were its growing fleet. both serving the people as These, in addition to its public servants. present 62-strong fleet of “My mom worked in the one Airbus A321CEO, 36 provincial agriculture office Airbus A320, eight Airbus of Lanao del Norte and my A330, eight ATR 72-500 and dad also served as a member nine ATR 72-600 brand-new of the second district of the aircraft. Lanao del Note provincial Hopefully, we will meet board so I was oriented early Dave and his cohorts again by my family to be service of one day soon in one of our the people,” he noted. flights with Cebu Pacific. InBut his dream of flying deed, now EveryJuan Can Fly!


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the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the NPA as terrorist organizations. Dureza acknowledged that dealing with communist insurgents militarily cannot help attain sustainable peace and they could not just give up looking for an alternative route to peace “if you hit a roadblock.” “You cannot kill all of them and you cannot kill an idea, you cannot kill a revolutionary idea. They will still carry on even if you eliminate some of the ideologues. You have to address the root cause of why they are rebelling government,” he said. He said the government found difficulty in dealing with the communists because of differences in beliefs, including their refusal to honor the 1987 Constitution. But he added the talks are about finding a convergence point of the “two very divergent positions” and close the gap between the two parties. He said the NPA must stop extortion, which the rebels call “revolutionary taxation,” and the attacks against government and civilian properties, as the President expressed interest to sign agreements with the NDFP despite objections from the military that “wanted to confront them physically.” “He (Duterte) went to provide to them all of those favorable accommodation, but then he said, ‘Why are they still attacking our people? Why are they still burning equipment? Why are they still extorting?’ He said, ‘I will continue talking to you but stop first actions that will make you traitors in the eyes of the public’,” Dureza added. Both parties will still have to thresh out the three remaining Comprehensive Agreements on Social and Economic Reforms (CASER), dubbed the “heart and soul” of the peace negotiations, Political and Constitutional Reforms, and End of Hostilities and Disposition of Forces. The GRP and NDFP peace panels had already agreed on three common drafts on general amnesty and release of all political prisoners in compliance with the 1998 Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, among others. Respect Mayor Sara’s decision Dureza said he respects the statement of Mayor Sara Duterte who objected to the resumption of the GRPNDFP peace talks and urged her father to reconsider his pronouncement. “I respect the statement of Mayor Sara because she knows why she has to say it but in this democracy, everyone is entitled to his opinion. She has a task to

do as a mayor to protect the citizenry of Davao,” he added. He said they welcome those statements because they “provide a more vigilant environment as we continue with the negotiations.” Also, Mayor Duterte condemned the NPA for burning 10 heavy construction equipment worth P65 million in a series of attacks in Calinan, Buhangin, and Paquibato Districts, this city, on March 31 and April 1. She said the burning delayed the construction of roads and hampered the development of the communities in the affected areas. “While I trust the wisdom of the President and his intention to end the insurgency problem peacefully, I believe pursuing peace talks with the NDFP-CPP-NPA is counterproductive and plainly useless,” she said in a statement issued last Friday. Faster and quicker Dureza said there would be no shortcuts to “this work for peace” but that there will be a “faster and quicker pace in the outcomes” under the Duterte roadmap that seeks to deal with insurgency through the peace negotiation and, at the same time, bring development to the conflict-affected communities. He recalled that before the cancellation of the fifth round of talks, both parties agreed to create a body chaired by NDFP consultant Luis Jalandoni and tasked to implement development projects in areas beset by insurgency. He said the body copied from the template of the Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA) of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front which provided aid to conflict-affected communities. The BDA “determines, leads and manages relief, rehabilitation and development projects in the conflict-affected areas and to implement projects jointly with the Philippine government.” Dureza, who emphasized the need to extend programs to communities to allow the people to benefit from the dividends of peace, said they would take up again the mechanism on how both parties can collaborate in providing socio-development program. “The nexus should be development and peace. Peace cannot be sustained if there is no progress or development in the lives of people, and vice versa,” he said. “Now, we are back hoping to pick up the pieces again. This will be the last. We’ll have to already quickly come up with agreement,” he said. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

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court’s designated prosecutor if she dares come to the country to initiate a preliminary probe into the complaint.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 While no one can figure out yet what would be the negative result of this move, what is certain at this point is that it has tarnished the image of the country before the eyes of the world. (;

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rewarding these terrorists with our attention, resources, and time. Suspending the peace talks would not only mean ending the delusion of these terrorists, but would also allow the realization of long-delayed growth and the development of our countryside villages. It also means giving justice to the victims of these terrorists. While I trust the wisdom of the President and his intention to end the insurgency problem peacefully, I believe pursuing peace talks with the NDFP-CPP-NPA is counterproductive and plainly useless. Mr President, the country will move forward if the government is able to eliminate the rebels and end this senseless rebellion. Just like a battered lover, there is a time to finally say no to pain and suffering. No to peace talks. The post STATEMENT: Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte: “no to peace talks” appeared first on MindaNews.

Reports... from page 5

“It is imperative, therefore, that as you stand for the truth, the press is safeguarded to be free. There is no in-between,” Andanar said in his message. He expressed hope that the new set of officers would be the “new voices of the noble profession of journalism” and would “rally to our President’s call for the extermination of poisonous narcotics, criminality, corruption, and acts of terrorism in all its forms.” “All else, may the virtue of truth be your beacon of faith,” he said. The event carried the theme, “NPC@82: Standing Up for the Truth, Safeguarding Free Press”. Meanwhile, La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Mangilimutan inducted into office the 2018-2019 set of officers led by president, Renato Duran of DYEZ Aksyon Radyo Bacolod. Duran is the first president to be elected for the second consecutive year in the club’s 82-year history. Also sworn in were Erwin Nicavera (SunStar Bacolod) as vice president; Dolly Yasa (The Daily Guardian), secretary; Glazyl Masculino (SunStar Bacolod), treasurer; and Elsie Jolingan (Negros Daily Bulletin), auditor. Other officers included Chrysee Samillano (The Visayan Daily Star), Edgar Lucasan (DYRL Abyan Radyo), Aquilino Ciocon (DYAF Radyo Veritas), Jemlo Vic-

tosa (RMN DYHB Bacolod), Merlinda Pedrosa (SunStar Bacolod), Eric Magbanua (DYEZ Aksyon Radyo Bacolod), Owen Bayog (Negros Daily Bulletin), Hernand Garciniego (The Visayan Daily Star), and Martian Muyco (ABS-CBN Bacolod) who compose the board of directors. (PNA)

Schools... from page 3

with 60 to 80 students. He said an oversized class is one of the main causes of the marked decline in the quality of education provided by our public schools. To remedy the situation, the bill limits the size of each class to 35 students, to be handled by a single teacher. Any class with not more than 35 students shall be considered a standard class. Any class with more than 35 students up to a maximum of 50 students shall be considered a large class. In no case shall a class size in excess of 50 students be permitted. A teacher handling a large class shall be entitled to a large class honorarium equivalent to one percent of her daily rate for every student in excess of the standard class size of 35. The provision was in recognition of the right of the public school teachers to be protected from unregulated increases in class size as well as to compensation commensurate to their actual workload. The measure mandates the Department of Education (DepEd) to promulgate the rules and regulations necessary for the initial implementation of the Act. An amount of P5 million shall be appropriated for the initial implementation of the Act. Thereafter, such amount as may be necessary for the continued implementation of the Act shall be included in the appropriations of DEpEd in the annual General Appropriations Act (GAA). / E. A. Galvez

Marawi... from page 5

was tasked to study and provide recommendations that could bring about healing and reconciliation. In what could be a case of the continuing past, these same four challenges that form part of the Bangsamoro ‘problem’ are also categories of hurts and harms that Meranaws could say have been spawned by the Marawi war. Cases of violations of individual and collective human rights have been documented by the regional government’s own Regional Human Rights Commission and by rights groups such as Amnesty International, Kalinaw Mindanao, and Mindanao People’s Peace Movement. Grievances are many, the most current being around planning the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the destroyed city. If not handled pru-

dently, the complicated land and property rights issues in Marawi could solidify the temporary dislocation suffered by the internally displaced persons (IDPs) into outright land dispossession. Years hence, the destruction of Marawi could be likened to the 1974 burning of Jolo—gross injustice the echoes of which would be felt across time and place and referred to by people as a defining historical point of their struggles. The United Nations defines transitional justice as “the full range of processes and mechanisms associated with a society’s attempts to come to terms with the legacy of large-scale HR abuses, in order to ensure accountability, serve justice and achieve reconciliation.” But to overcome narrow identification with courts and judicial processions, advocates and practitioners link it to Dealing with the Past (DwP), which refers to long-term, more encompassing, and more inclusive processes to address serious cases of human rights violations, hence TJ-DwP. Many peacebuilding and post-crises frameworks abound. But TJ-DwP is set apart by its recognition that victims and perpetrators are not as separated, mutually exclusive, and fixed categories as most views about conflict hold, and its adherence to four pillars—the rights to truth, justice, reparation, and guarantee against non-recurrence—that could be used as platforms for defining appropriate measures and mechanisms. Mo Bleeker, Chair of TJRC noted that TJ-DwP is most effective when civilian victims and perpetrators are “proximate in time and space,” which could be said of what transpired in Marawi. The Dawlah Islamiyyah who were responsible for the attacks that began May 23 are identified with the Maute clan and other Meranaw families. Observers and even government officials acknowledge that dissatisfaction and resentment could combine with other factors and create conditions that could make the victims of today receptive to overtures and lead them to paths supportive of more extreme options. While there are those who believe that the level of military action was necessary to liberate Marawi, some Meranaws also hold that the Philippine government, by its deliberate use of airstrikes and heavy artillery, is co-responsible for the destruction of 24 of the city’s 96 barangays. Thus, the Ranao Multi Sectoral Movement (RMSM) in their March 30, 2018 statement said that while they understand the urgencies that led to the war, they also disagree on “the manner it was waged and won.” The irony for those who hold this view is that the same State forces could become further entrenched


in Marawi with the plan to build another military camp in the city. Meranaws who currently feel victimized by the war and its consequences cannot be expected to resolve their trauma by themselves and overcome their sense of victimization and resentments against the perpetrators that they hold responsible for the destruction of Marawi. While groups like the RMSM and traditional and civil society leaders are working to unite and mobilize those displaced, much more needs to be overcome to rebuild social cohesion and reclaim local abilities to manage internal differences and divisions. It will also take more than a two-day multisectoral forum for Meranaws to be able to trust State armed forces. Recognition and fulfillment of the four pillars of TJ-DwP is vital in situations of massive human rights violations. Disregard for the rights situation in Marawi is ‘massive’ in that what have been affected and further stand to be affected in the face of the deaths, dislocation, and losses caused by the five-month war are not only civil and economic rights, but also political, social, and cultural ones. The RMSM warning that “forces are moving that threaten to do far greater damage to our people than what the war has done” spotlights the immensity of political, social, and cultural rights violations. In the group’s statement, it charged that imposition of the “will and vision of those who live far from us who built this city” is considered as “an invasion of a different kind” and “threatens to rob our soul.” The actual and symbolic effects of the Marawi war cannot be treated as if it were a matter of responding to disaster. The parallelisms between the Marawi war and the burning of Jolo are not only in terms of the damage wrought and the consequences to the locality and the population, but also to their rallying function. Of f icials under the Duterte administration have mentioned that they do not want to repeat the mistakes committed in Tacloban in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. But while Marawi and Tacloban may be considered similar in terms of the extent of damage sustained from disasters, the former cannot be approached by only tweaking and applying responses made to the latter. Thus, lessons from Tacloban’s rehabilitation could be useful; but cannot be the only reference. Marawi is distinct not only because its destruction was human-induced and could be triggered again but also because the people of Tacloban were not kept out of their residences for nearly a year (and thus not kept seething in growing anxiety and mounting anger).





April 18, 2018


Garbo sa Iligan:

Iliganon Engineer one of CebPac’s first cadet pilots Now EveryJuan Can Fly!

n Iliganon Darryl Dave Ditucalan (left photo) during the press presentation of the 1st batch of Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilots April 10, 2018 at CEB Corp Center.

By Mike Baños Editor-at-Large

THE Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) recently sent off its first batch of Cadet Pilots for an intensive aviation training program at Flight Training Adelaide (FTA), Australia. The first of 16 Cadet Pilots were culled from over

12,500 applicants after a rigorous screening, series of tests, medical and physical examinations, and an aviation foundation course at the Philippine Academy for

Aviation Training in Clark Field, Pampanga last month. Among the 16 successful cadets chosen for the first batch of Cadet Pilots is Mindanawnon Darryl Dave

G. Ditucalan of Iligan City. “I wanted to be a pilot since I was a kid,” Dave recalls, remembering how people had a very high regard for pilots in Lanao del Norte. “I had a lot of airplane toys, among them an A320 model which I still keep in my bedroom.” Though he says there was no particular person who influenced his Darryl Dave Ditucalan with Mom Letecia and Father David dream of becoming during his graduation from Mindanao State UniversitySee cadet, page 10

Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT).

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