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Phividec to hold Philippine Industrial Summit in November By MARK FRANCISCO Correspondent

TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental - Phividec Industrial Authority will host the Philippine Industrial Summit this November in Cagayan de Oro City. During the activity launch Tuesday (August 13), Phividec Industrial Authority administrator Franklin Quijano said the two-day event will occur

A firefighter tries to put out the fire that ate up the equipment and devices inside the warehouse of the telecommunications company PLDT-Philcom Corp.in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday. A PLDT-Philcom official estimated the damages of both warehouse and its contents at more than a hundred million pesos.

Uy suspects arson behind fire in Verde Soko dumpsite in Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental, seeks probe REPRESENTATIVE Juliette T. Uy of the second district of Misamis Oriental is calling on authorities to immediately conduct a no-nonsense investigation into the fire that razed the garbage imported from South Korea at Verde Soko dumpsite in Tagoloan town on August 12. Firemen from the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) are now battling with the fire thatstruck the imported trash, which due for reexport, said Rep. Uy ap-

on November 25 to 27 at Limketkai Luxe Hotel. The Philippine Industrial Summit aims to gather champions and tycoons from various industries to establish networks and create a cohesive vision of a modern industry that will ambitiously jumpstart an industrial revolution that will set the country forward to a global economic See SUMMIT, page 11

An employee of the telecommunications company PLDTPhilcom Corp.in Barangay Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, gets out of the office as the smoke from the fire of its warehouse at the back has spread, on Tuesday. photos by gerry lee gorit

UAE to implement various projects in Marawi City

parently referring to the August 12 incident. “I appeal to the NaBy DIVINA M. SUSON tional Bureau of InvestigaCorrespondent tion (NBI), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and the MARAWI City--The United Department of EnvironArab Emirates government ment and Natural Resources is launching several projects (DENR) to immediately go as its way of giving interto the Phividec industrial ventions in the ongoing estate to investigate and rehabilitation of the wararrest all those responsible ravaged Marawi City. for this air pollution,” the UAE Ambassador Hamad lawmaker said in a press Saeed Al-Zaabi said these statement. projects include architec “Whoever committed A fire razed illegal mixed plastic wastes imported from tural and operational plans South Korea at Verde Soko dumpsite in Tagoloan town which are being requested See DUMPSITE, page 11 in Misamis Oriental on August 12. P hoto supplied

by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and will be funded by the embassy. Al-Zaabi mentioned about rehabilitation of schools, construction of child and youth center, construction of center for orphans and construction of rural health unity in nearby Butig town in Lanao del Sur. He said the UAE government is focusing on the See PROJECTS, page 11

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kicks off Toyungan Family is TFBM Kathanor for DavNor’s model family MAA renters STO. TOMAS, Davao Del Norte (DSWD XI) -- “We believe it is our destiny as a couple to be good servants and good leaders to the people in the church and the community,” couple Venice Dajao Toyungan and Rodelyn Bintas-Toyungan representing the lumads of Barangay Talomo here, proudly expressed. Recently proclaimed Davao Del Norte Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya, the Toyungan family had its own share of trials and hardships but persisted through their strong faith in God. Towards a better life Venice Toyungan belongs to the Mandaya tribe, considered to be among the lower class in terms of living conditions. Since his parents did not have the means to support their children’s educational needs, Venice sought ways to realize his dreams. He worked and studied at the same time, until he was able to graduate high school. His excellent leadership skills had already been evident during his high school years. He was elected as Battalion Commander and was consistently elected as classroom president. Rodelyn also hails from a poor family. Her father was a mananggiti (tuba harvester), the family’s only source of income. Venice and Rodelyn met through a Youth Fellowship event in their barangay. She was a worship leader in an evangelical church. Rodelyn is very passionate in serving God and the church –a quality that was greatly admired by Venice. Since then, their relationship has flourished through

their faith. Because of his new-found partner and purpose in life, he committed himself to work towards having a better future. Thus, Venice decided to pursue his college education. In the meantime, Rodelyn decided to find job opportunities in Manila to support her family. Through diligence and by the grace of God, in the 30th of March 2005, Venice finished Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, Major in Mathematics and cited with an academic special award and also Best in Student Teaching. He was able to pursue his endeavors as grantee of the Provincial Indigenous Peoples and Muslims Scholarship Grants (PIPMSG). Rodelyn was also a big part of his success. She supported Venice financially through providing him monthly allowances. After he gradu-

ated, he was hired as parttime instructor at ACES Tagum College, Mankilam, Tagum City. Seeing that everything seemed to be in place, they decided to get married. Family trials, triumphs “But little did I know that life is going to be harder once we started our own family. We were blessed with two sons, Kent Venice and Kyle Venice. I stopped working as part-time instructor because my salary was not enough to sustain our daily needs. We experienced several financial struggles. I had to work in the rice fields, planted and harvested rice, while my wife was in charge of “hagdaw” or the gathering of grains left behind by reapers after the harvest. I also tried working as banana laborer to provide more for my family,” Venice recalled. In spite of the great ob-

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stacles, their faith in God did not dwindle. The couple was called to serve God’s ministry and went on to preach the word of God in the 18 barangays of their town. In 2013, both Venice and Rodelyn were installed as Host Pastors at New Bantayan, Asuncion, Davao del Norte. “We, as a family and as servants of the Lord, are greatly inspired by the Bible verse, Numbers 14:8 -If the Lord is pleased with us, He will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey and will give it to us,” Venice shared. The couple served the community well. Venice was chosen as Purok Chair, founder of Helping Hands organization, chair of Tribal Association, and chair of the School Government Council of Talomo Elementary School. While Rodelyn was also chosen as Indigenous Peoples (IP) Chair for Women, and facilitated free Mass Baptism for Roman Catholics with almost 400 delegates at Barracks, Tagum City in July 2014. On top of all these, she actively participates in every event in the barangay including See MODEL, page 10

MARAWI CITY -- The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has started the Kathanor profiling for renters from the most affected area (MAA) specifically those who are from Bubonga Lilod Madaya, Kapantaran, Lumbaca Madaya (Poblacion), and Sangcay Dansalan. The profiling aims to register the residence and business renters in MAA who have settled in Marawi before the siege and who do not own the land and/or dwelling of location, and/or are engaged in business. The residence renters include those families/households who are permanent residents of Marawi or who have settled in Marawi but do not own a parcel of land at MAA. The business renters, on the other hand, include those families/ households who were renting spaces/ buildings for their business establishments at MAA prior to the siege and who are included in the master list of renters. Utilizing a biometric feature, the Kathanor profiling for renters is based on a Master list submitted by the local government units of Marawi. TFBM Field Office Manager Assistant Felix Castro Jr. shared that that only families who had

rented houses or business establishments would be profiled. “Yung residence renters, pamilya nag-uupa ng bahay ng may ari. Pero kailangan buong pamilya nag-uupa, kung isang tao lang, hindi considered. At yung may business naguupa ng commercial stall at nagbabayad ng upa,” said Castro. (Those residence renters, families who rent houses. However, it should be a complete family who rents, if only one person, it is not considered. And also those who have a business renting a commercial stall and paying rental fees.) Ramona Palagawad of Bubonga Lilod Madaya is optimistic that Kathanor will help them gain livelihood opportunities in the future. “Maraming salamat sa TFBM. Malaking tulong ito sa amin para makakuha kami ng kabuhayan at makabangon kami,” said Palagawad. (We are grateful to TFBM. This is a big help to us and hopefully, we could receive livelihood support so that we can recover.) For queries and concerns, coordinate with the TFBM hotlines (0921) 468-3930 or (0966) 3559652. (Lou Ellen Antonio/ PIA10)


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ILIGAN City--The Army’s 2nd Mechanized Infantry Brigade belied the text messages of the New People’s Army (NPA) sent to the media that a soldier of the 51st Infantry Battalion, operating in the hinterlands, died in an encounter with the Southern Mindanao Regional Command (SMRC). Brigadier General Ezra James Enriquez, commander of the 2Mech, said on Sunday that the rebel group is only exaggerating their information and that the military, if ever they will have troops killed in action, cannot conceal the situation as there are family members who will look for the soldiers involved in the operation. On Sunday, a certain “Roxane” who introduced herself as the spokesperson of the, said in her text messages that one soldier of the 51IB was killed while four were wounded when the operating soldiers were ambushed on Sunday morning, August 11, by “her comrades” in Barangay Indulang, Talakag, Bukidnon. The area is at the boundary of Barangay Rogongon, Iligan City where it is included in the areas of operation of the 51IB under the operational control of the 2Mech.

Enriquez said the encounter on August 11 involved the 65th Infantry Battalion of the 403rd Infantry Brigade not the 51IB. Statement of the 65IB said two rebels, allegedly belong to the Squad 1, Platoon 1 of Alias Kira of Sub Regional Sentro de Gravidad (SRSDG), Sub Regional Committee 5 under the North Central Mindanao Regional Command (NCMRC), died in the encounter Barnagay San Rafael, Talakag, Bukidnon, not in barangay Indulang. The firefight lasted for ten minutes according to the statement. There was no casualty in the side for the military. Aside from the bodies, two M16 and an M14 rifles were also recovered from the encounter site. The information, that there was presence of armed men, was coming from the residents in the area, it added. “The CNT’s (Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) – New People’s Army Terrorist) presence in the vicinity of Barangay San Rafael are possibly recovering their supporters that prompted the 65IB to launch its operations for the safety of the residents, especially former members of the Milisya ng Bayan (MB) See REPORT, page 10

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Two rebels were killed in an encounter with the Army’s 65th Infantry Battalion, morning on Sunday, August 77, in Barangay San Rafael, Talakag, Bukidnon. There was no casualty from the government troops. Photo courtesy of 65th Infantry Battalion

Army to youth: Honor your parents CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Army’s Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) told the youth attending Sunday’s summit in Bukidnon to honor their parents, in light of the recent Senate hearing about teenagers being recruited to organizations which are allegedly communist fronts. “Honor your parents, be ambitious, be cautious and be the ambassadors of peace and development in your communities,” said Lt. General Felimon T. Santos

Jr, Eastmincom chief, during his message in the closing program of Youth For Peace Movement’s Youth Leaders Summit-Eastern Mindanao, at Mt. Moriah Camp, Pagatpat in Malaybalay, Bukidnon on Sunday. Santos cited the concerns and stories of parents who appeared recently in the Senate seeking help for their children who disowned their families after they were recruited by some “leftist party-list groups.” During the event, the

youth responded by handing over their proposed prog ram of ac t ivit ies, based on the output of their workshop on how they will contribute to peace and development. The youth’s proposed measures covered four thematic programs: Organizational Development, Community Development, Peace Communication, and Youth Development. The three-day youth activity gathered 117 youth leaders coming from Re-

gions 10, 11, 12 and 13 (Caraga region), who immersed in various activities such as cultural night, lectures on local governance, the government’s peace and development programs, and other related workshops. The closing activity was attended by Department of Interior and Local Government Assistant Secretary for Mindanao Affairs Marjorie Jalosjos and Executive Director Julius Gutierrez of the National Youth Commission. (PNA)


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Deadly gun violence in the US and PH

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—I had just barely arrived here and underwent the usual post cancer checkups when I got wind of news about the spate of mass shootings that occurred in the US, specifically in Dayton, Ohio where nine people died and 27 injured after the gunman was denied entry in a bar on a Sunday last Aug. 4. The day before, on a Saturday, Aug. 3, about 22 people were shot down and died and 24 were injured outside a mall and the suspected perpetrator identified as Patrick Wood Crisius was arrested shortly after the incident. A Google search on these incidents showed that at least one mass shooting—defined by the non-profit organization

Gun Violence Archive as an incident in which four or more people excluding the perpetrators are shot in one location at roughly the same time—had occurred in some parts of the US every day since last month. The Dayton Ohio and El Paso mass shootings were particularly brutal and police investigation showed that the perpetrators, one of whom died during a shootout with police at Dayton, were somewhat politically motivated. Interestingly enough, the two gunmen involved in the shootouts were supposedly polar opposites as far as beliefs go. The 24-year-old Dayton mass shooting suspect identified as Connor Stephen Betts is said to have described himself as

a ‘leftist’ and repeatedly posted tweets opposing US President Donald Trump and favoring Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who recently announced her candidacy for next year’s presidential elections and called for, along with other presidential wannabes, an end to gun violence. On the other hand, the 21-year-old suspect in the El Paso mass shooting tragedy identified as Patrick Wood Crisius, supposedly published a white nationalist, anti-immigrant manifesto on Twitter and voiced his support for the Christchurch mass shooting tragedy in New Zealand last March 19 this year. In both cases, the attacks stemmed from pure, unhinged hate towards either minorities or in the

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Dayton shooting case, identified rightwing supporters/ advocates like Trump. Frankly speaking, I am about as familiar with the US political landscape as a duck waddling into the waters of a stranger’s backyard pond. More often than not, I use as reference the viewpoints of my husband Ronnie along with fellow Filipino-American friends and families who have lived in this great country for decades and had made good in their lives here, no matter how small or big it may be. I must state that I use their perspective as reference since I also do some See GUN, page 11

Unruffled

‘Romanticizing’ criminals

DETAINED Senator Leila de Lima earlier warned Manila Mayor Isko Moreno not to expose suspected criminals to shame by parading them in public. Sen. De Lima once again showed her true color –- a self-styled human rights guru gone wrong. To counsel Mayor Isko Moreno on human rights is passé – none of her business, so to speak. What Mayor Isko Moreno did was just the presentation of the suspects before the media, and there was none of an act of shame done as the good mayor was only hell bent in restoring law and order of the country’s premier city. The mayor’s action is supported by the PNP Reorganization Act of 1998 and the DILG Reorganization

Act of 1990 which recognizes local executives the full operational supervision and control of PNP units in their respective areas. Be that as it may, Sen. De Lima, being hypocrite as ever, continues to ‘romanticize’ criminals and drug addicts who prey on innocent victims -- the ordinary people, young and old alike. Charged with drug-related cases, the detained senator plans to file a bill that would explicitly prohibit such practice of ‘parading’ suspected drug addicts and criminals in public. In jail since February 2017, De Lima was accused of receiving money from drug dealers back when she was Department of Justice secretary.

Meanwhile, Mayor Isko Moreno continues to earn raves from his growing legion of new fans since his term started more than a month ago. This Harvard-trained local executive is a savvy on the use of social media that makes wonder for his kind of governance-- trumpeting his achievements so far such as the cleaning up of vendor-infested city streets and feces-filled parks in the city of Manila. During his first two weeks, Moreno ordered the clean-up of waterways and cracked down on illegally built community police outposts, demolishing these structures that serve as haven for unlawful activities. As the country’s show-

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case, Manila is the first place foreigners see, and that being so, Mayor Isko Moreno has already shown that the challenges of the city are not insurmountable and can be addressed with political will and commitment. This early, Manila becomes ‘photogenic’ again as the brand new mayor continues to comply his campaign promise – to bathe Manila clean and restore law and order in the streets. (ruffy44_ph2000@yahoo. com)

The CYNOSURE

Duterte warns the scalawag in uniform SOMETIMES we are appalled by the pronouncements of President Rodrigo Duterte. On many occasions, Duterte asked the citizenry to join his advocacy to fight corruption in the government. The people have expressed the high hopes that corruption will, someday, be eliminated in the government service. Lately, however, Duterte announced a contradictory statement when he announced that there is nothing wrong for the men in uniform to “accept gifts.” Duterte even said that accepting gifts is not contrary to law. Of course, for those who have read the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards

for Public Officials and Employees,” Duterte’s pronouncement was disturbing. Republic Act 6713, also known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees,” has enumerated the prohibited acts and transactions, including the provision of penalties for violations of the code of conduct. Letter “d” under Section 7 of RA 6713, stipulates that “Public officials and employees shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or anything of monetary value from any person in the course of their duties or in connection with any

operation being regulated by, or any transaction, which may be affected by the functions of their office.” The penalties for violation of RA 6713 is stipulated in Section 11, which could be a sufficient cause for the removal or dismissal of the public official or employee, even if no criminal prosecution is instituted against him. Section 11 also defines public official as “any public official or employee, regardless of whether or not he holds office or employment in a casual, temporary, holdover, permanent or regular capacity. Under letter the “c” of Section 11, a “gift” refers to a thing, or a right to

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dispose of gratuitously, or any act or liberally, in favor of another who accepts it. As the highest public official of the land, one expects Duterte to be “law abiding.” It is not within the purview of the President to be the purveyor of actions that violate established laws. Many believed that Duterte was ill-advised when he announced that the police officers could be held accountable for accepting “gifts.” Everybody accepts the idea that a statement coming from the President is almost perceived as an unwritten law. See SCALAWAG, page 11


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AGRARIAN Reform Secretary John R. Castriciones has struck a deal with Secretary Isidro Lapeña of the Technical Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide farmer-beneficiaries and dependents off-farm business skills to augment their family income. The two recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) at the TESDA Complex in Taguig City. The MOA seeks to provide farmer-beneficiaries and their dependents trainings on entrepreneurial courses under the scholarship program of the TESDA, such as baking, dress-making, coffee-making (barista) and automotive mechanic, among various available technical and vocational courses. Castriciones said the DAR and the TESDA have agreed to offer scholarship grants to 3,150 farmerbeneficiaries and dependents. So far, 1,600 scholars have been endorsed to regional offices of TESDA for enrollment. The DAR chief said the partnership “is very significant in uplifting the standards of living of the farmer-beneficiaries, who are close to the heart of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.” E a r l i e r, P r e s i d e n t

Duterte directed Castriciones to place under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) all idle government-owned agricultural lands and distribute them to landless farmers to make them productive. “Providing our farmer-beneficiaries skill-enhancement trainings is a big step towards alleviating rural poverty and ensuring food security in the country,” Castriciones said shortly after the simple signing ceremonies attended by a handful of farmer-beneficiaries from the provinces of Quezon and Batangas. Studies show that 70 percent of the poorest of the poor lives in the rural areas, most of them are farmers and fishermen. “This is a big challenge that we need to address,” Lapeña said. He said the skill development trainings being offered by the TESDA would help empower a farmer, which may lead to his/ her emancipation from the bondage of the soil. “Through this scholarship program, every member of the farming family can contribute in uplifting the rural economy and spurring rural development,” Lapena said.

GENERAL Santos City -- Government troops recovered on Sunday a light machinegun and ammunition reportedly stashed by New People’s Army rebels (NPA) at a portion of T’boli town in South Cotabato that was allegedly intended for planned attacks on several companies in the area. Lt. Col. Jones Otida, commanding officer of the 27th Infantry Battalion, said Tuesday the M60 bulldog machine gun, which he described as a military grade weapon, was found by their troops in Mt. Marbao, Barangay Kematu in Tboli. He said they initially received information from concerned residents regarding the presence of an arms stash in the area. “We validated the report and conducted an operation. True enough, we found the weapon at the identified spot,” he said in a radio interview. Otida said the firearm was a significant find, noting that it is considered as a light machinegun and commonly used by the military. Citing intelligence reports, he said it was hidden in the area by a unit of the NPA’s Guerrilla Front 73 that is allegedly planning to conduct atrocities, targeting companies in Tboli town. He said among the tar-

gets is a packing plant of a company operating a banana plantation in parts of the municipality. “This is connected to the continuing extortion activities of the NPA on big companies within the area,” he said. In a statement, the Army official said the planned attacks were confirmed by three NPA rebels who surrendered to their troops last Aug. 9. He said the returnees, who laid down three M-16 Armalite rifles, were formerly under Platoon Brigol, Guerilla Front Musa-Far South Mindanao Region. “This battalion condemns the plan atrocities of these CPP (Communist Party of the Philippines)-

By CHE PALICTE PNA

DAVAO CITY -- Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra remains optimistic that the city will be “livable” again and will fully recover in three years’ time. In an interview on Sunday, Gandamra said that the ongoing rehabilitation projects inside and outside the most affected area (MAA) or “ground zero” are proof that the city “will soon rise again.” “It’s not easy to rise again but with the support of the government and support from other sectors, I know makakabangon muli ang Marawi (Marawi will rise again),” the mayor said. Gandamra said the ongoing recovery of “unexploded ordnance” (UXO) and the demolition of properties have contributed to the delay in the rehabilitation timeframe. About 70 UXOs have so far been recovered inside the MAA, 22 of which were retrieved by the Explosive and Ordnance Team of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Authorities said six of the recovered bombs have been detonated and another 42 are still subject for detection and recovery.

Army recovers machinegun, ammo in South Cotabato NPA terrorists. Communities and business establishments should be spared from any attack,” he said. “We appreciate the unending support of the community in tipping off the presence of the communist terrorist group. Through these efforts, we endeavour to achieve peace and development (in the area),” Otida added. (MindaNews)

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SHELTERS. National Housing Authority General Manager and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Secretary-General Marcelino Escalada (2nd from right) and Marawi City Mayor Majul Gandamra (extreme right) listen to the project leaders discuss the perspective of 2,000 permanent shelters that are set for completion in March 2020. (PNA photo by Che Palicte)

Another factor that delayed the rehabilitation, Gandamra said, is the refusal of more than 2,000 property owners to give consent to the demolition of their properties. “We allow them to visit their respective properties for them to assess together with the government agencies. This is to see if the structure is sound for rehab or for repair, and if it is unsound then we will be recommending it for

demolition,” he explained. Currently, Gandamra said that out of the 6,435 structures in the ground zero, 2,804 demolition permits have been served by the local government unit. A total of 1,875 structures have been cleared while 1,720 were being cleared of debris, he added. “After the demolition, there are lots of components to be built in the ground zero,” he said, referring to the planned public infra-

structures such as markets, mosques, schools, and livelihood centers. Meanwhile, National Housing Authority (NHA) General Manager and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Secretary-General Marcelino Escalada clarified that despite the delays, rehabilitation timeline remains on target. Escalada assured full recovery would immediately See RECOVER, page 9


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CDA Charter passed into law

REPUBLIC Act No. 11364, or the Cooperative Development Authority Charter of 2019, was finally signed into law on 8 August 2019. Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel F. Zubiri, who chairs the Senate Committee on

Cooperatives, authored and sponsored the CDA Charter of 2019 in supplement to the Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008. “This will respond to the clamor of the cooperative sector, to make the

Cooperative Development Authority more responsive to the needs of the sector and further promote cooperativism as an effective tool in achieving inclusive growth,” Zubiri said of the law.

SKYROCKETING PRICES. A Foton PUV Modernization Class II modern jeepney complete with accessories costs PHP1.98 million during a showcase at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on August 10, 2019. The vehicle is Euro IV compliant, air-conditioned, has a displacement of 2,780 CC and a seating capacity of 16 plus 8 standing capacity. (Photo by Raymond Carl Dela Cruz)

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The CDA Charter of 2018 is a long-overdue amendment of the original charter passed in 1990. This revised charter introduces institutional reforms that will strengthen the CDA and allow it to more effectively

serve the sector. Notably, the composition of the Board has been modified. Where the old charter called for a Board of Administrators made up of two representatives each from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, the

new charter mandates instead the creation of a Board of Directors. Each director will represent a cluster of cooperatives instead of a region. Candidates for directorship must have at least

By RAYMOND CARL DELA CRUZ

“Nung itinaas na nila, wala ng (When they raised t he pr ices of mo der n jeepneys, there was no) public consultation. Ang liwanag ng batas. Na kapag public consumption ang ating pinag-uusapan, dapat may (The law is clear that when it comes to products of public consumption, there should be a) public hearing,” Marquez said during a showcase of modern Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez, in an interview, said the agency is monitoring the

prices of modern jeepneys. “There are different features so different prices. And there are many suppliers so there’s competition. We are also developing local suppliers,” he said in a Viber message to the Philippine News Agency (PNA). Marquez said the DTI must take control of prices of modern jeepneys. “Nagtataka kami sa DTI dahil sila ang may hawak ng price-ceiling control ng Pilipinas. Bakit hindi kumikibo ang DTI? (We’re wondering because the DTI controls the price-ceiling in

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Transport group calls for price monitoring on modern jeeps MANILA — A leader of a national transport group on Saturday expressed dismay over the drastic increase in prices of modern jeepneys and called for its price monitoring from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Orlando Marquez, president of the Liga ng Transportation at Operators sa Pilipinas (LTOP), in an interview, said the price of a modern jeepney in 2017 was around PHP1.4 to PHP1.6 million but it has now skyrocketed to about PHP2.5 million.

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Site acquisition for Davao expressway project to start next year DAVAO CITY -- The national government plans to start the site acquisition for the Chinese governmentsupported 23.3-kilometer Davao Expressway project worth P24.5 billion next year, City Planning and Development Office head Ivan Cortez said. “If they will stick to their timetable, they will start the acquisition by next year,” Cortez said in an interview. He said that the consultations had already started last week with the officials of the 21 barangays that would be affected by the expressway. The barangays may then schedule consultative meetings with their constituents to inform them along whose properties the project would pass “to ease the worries of those who think that they might be affected but in reality they are not.” He said the local government had already foreseen that the biggest challenge to the project would be the “the acquisition of road right of way (RROW) and the site acquisition for the interchanges” that will connect the major roads of the city. The feasibility study of the expressway is almost complete, finalizing the project’s alignment to minimize its impact on the residences and the cost of the RROW and site acquisition. Those who will be affected will be “be duly compensated,” Cortez assured. It will be constructed above ground and will be implemented in three phases: first phase will start from

Carlos P. Garcia National Highway, Maa, Talomo and Sta. Ana Wharf; second phase, from Carlos P. Garcia National Highway, to Maa, to Talomo and to Panacan; and third phase, from Carlos P. Garcia National Highway, to Maa, to Talomo and to Bangkal. He added the Department of Finance has yet to firm up with the Chinese government the agreement on the project’s loan package, which will also cover the cost for the RROW and site acquisition. “The package for the loan of the expressway will include the cost for the acquisition of the sites, affecting those that may be traversed by the expressway,” he said. He added though that the expressway will be 90% skyway and the rest will be on ground level. He said the local government saw the need to undertake the expressway project while there is still sufficient space to make its construction feasible because “if you start the expressway later it might not happen” at the rate the property sector is growing. President Rodrigo R. Duterte signed 29 bilateral documents with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the latter’s visit to the country in November 2018, including the implementation agreement of the feasibility study for Davao City Expressway project and the exchange of letters on the Davao River Bridge Project. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

PROJECT FOR IPs. Education Secretary Leonor Briones (holding the microphone) visits the Nasilaban Integrated School in Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Friday (August 9, 2019) to extend projects to the community. Briones pledged to put up a three-story building with nine classrooms, a dormitory, a solar panel project for electricity supply, and a rainwater collector. (Photo courtesy of PIA-11)

DepEd gives hope to IPs in DavNor town By CHE PALICTE

DAVAO CITY -- The top official of the Department of Education (DepEd) visited the Nasilaban Integrated School in Barangay Palma Gil Talaingod in Davao del Norte on Friday, to give Indigenous People (IP) communities new hope through various projects. Being the first Cabinet official to set foot in the village, Secretary Leonor Briones bared her plans to the community to provide

better education to IP children. “Talaingod was the IP area I failed to visit last year due to security concerns. But today, I have proven that the town is peaceful,” she added. During the visit, Briones pledged to put up a threestory building with nine classrooms, a dormitory, a solar panel project for electricity supply, and a rainwater collector. She called on her undersecretaries, assistant

Republic of the Philippines SHARIA DISTRICT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Marawi City Re: In the Matter of Judicial Declaration As Legal Beneficiary of deceased PO1 HADJI AMER K. MARANDACAN

SPCL. PROC. NO: ML-25-2019

HADJA FARHANA S. ALAMADA Petitioner X ---------------------/ ORDER

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In her petition, Hadja Farhana S. Alamada alleged inter alia: that she was wedded to Hadja Amer Kumilang Marandacan on April 8, 1980; That her husband became member of Philippine National Police from September 16, 1988 to May 24, 2018. He untimely died on May 24, 2018 and was survived by his wife Hadja Farhana S. Almada and five children who are all of age; That said children do not object this petition; That petitioner had never received any proceeds from the pension of her late husband; That the PNP Retirement and Benefits Administrstion Service, Camp Crame, Quezon City required petitioner to get Court Order declaring her as the legal beneficiary and/or surviving spouse of the deceased, hence this petition. The Court after reading the petition finds the same sufficient in forms and substance. WHEREFORE, premises considered, the case is set for hearing on September 16, 2019 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. The petitioner is directed to cause the publication of this Order once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation before the said hearing. Anybody who may be prejudiced by this petition may file his opposition there to or appear on said hearing to show cause why this petition should not be granted. Furnish the PNP Retirement and Benefits Administration Service, Camp Crame, Quezon City, copy of this order.

SO ORDERED. Marawi City, Philippines, July 31, 2019.

MDN: Aug. 7, 14, & 21, 2019

(SGD.) RASAD S. LAGUINDAB Presiding Judge

secretaries and DepEd officials, from the municipal to provincial levels, to make sure that the projects are delivered before the Duterte

administration’s term expires in 2022. “Every sitio (sub-village) in Talaingod would have See HOPE, page 10

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL SUR 12TH Judicial Region Branch 9 Marawi City IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF NORAIMAH MINALANG REGISTRY NO. 99-29,

SP. PROC. NO. ML-576-2019

NORAIMAH MINALANG LOMONDOT, Petitioner -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BALINDONG, LANAO DEL SUR and the ADMINISTRATOR AND CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents x------------------------------------------------------x ORDER Before this court is a Petition for Correction of the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) of NORAIMAH MINALANG LOMONDOT, with Registry Number 99-29. Petitioner is seeking to correct her 1) date of birth from “February 21, 1986” to “April 17, 1980” and 2) her middle name from “Marandacan” to “Minalang” Finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for hearing on October 16, 2019 before this Court at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date, place and time, any interested party may appeal and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Marawi and the Province of Lanao Del Sur once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. The Civil Registrar of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and the Civil Registrar General, Philippines Statistics Authority, Quezon City, or any person or party who has an interest in the petition, may file his/her opposition thereto with in fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition or from the last day of publication of this Order. Let copies of this Order be posted, also at the expense of the petitioner, for fifteen (15) days prior to the date of hearing at the following areas: 1.) Bulletin Board of the Municipal Hall of Balindong, Lanao del Sur, 2.) Bulletin Board of the Local Civil Registrar of Municipality of Balindong and 3.) Bulletin Board of this Court. Further, let copies of this Order be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, the Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and the Philippine Statistics Authority, Quezon City. SO ORDERED July 15, 2019 at Marawi City, Philippines

(SGD) SITTIE LAARNI R. UMPA Presiding judge

MDN: AUG 7, 14, & 21, 2019

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start following the release of funds and assessments of the area. “The funds were only downloaded in 2018 into the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) to finance the rehabilitation and restoration of Marawi,” he pointed out. Escalada said that NHA’s task in the Marawi rehab and restoration was to build temporary and permanent shelters, aside from clearing the area of explosive and debris. Last Friday, the LGU and NHA led the groundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of permanent shelters in Barangay Kilala and Gadongan in Marawi City. The housing project, named Pamayandeg sa Ranaw Residences, was funded by the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) while the land acquisition and development was fulfilled by the NHA.

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Dapitan City tricycle driver lauded for honesty By LEAH AGONOY

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur -Honest residents can help a great deal in boosting the tourism industry of Dapitan City and Zamboanga del Norte in general. This was according to Apple Marie Agolong, Dapitan City Tourism officer, as she lauded About 2,000 housing units will be built in the 39-hectare land and will cater to 2,000 families. Escalada said permanent shelters are expected to be completed by March 2020. The siege of Marawi by militants linked to the Islamic State began on May 23, 2017 and lasted for five months. It resulted in the death of over a thousand people, mostly extremists who were killed in gun battles with government forces. (PNA)

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late RENEFREDO GALINATO ABOT, WHO DIED ON September 30, 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City; the deceased at the time of his death was the registered owner of a motor vehicle duly issued LTO Certificate of Registration No. 180409320 issued on February 10, 2014 and LTO Official Receipt No. 1473298632 dated September 5, 2018, more particularly described as follows; MAKE : HYUNDAI SERIES : TUCSON THETA II BODY TYPE : SUV YEAR MODEL : 2011 ENGINE NO. : G4KDAU128839 CHASIS NO. : HMW13039-C95 PLATE B NO. : KEL 199 Are the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF MOTOR VEHICLE; made and entered into by and between: ADELINA FILOMENO ABOT, NICO JOHN F. ABOT, ADELREN A. YABA AND RAM ANTHONY F. ABOT, of legal age, Filipino Citizens, widow, single and married, respectively, and residents of Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City and SOFRONIO B. OYAO, JR., of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married and a resident of Zone 4 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City; NOWTHEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php350,000.00), Philippine Currency, in hand paid by the VENDEE and acknowledged to have been received by the HEIRS-VENDORS in full, the HEIRS-VENDORS do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, absolutely and unconditionally, unto SOFRONIO B. OYAO, JR., his heirs, assigns and successors-in-interest the above-described motor vehicle; Under Notary Public of Atty. MARISSE GAY G. LICO-ABALDE, REA, REB; as per Doc No. 166; Page No. 34; Book No. 53; Series of 2019.

Santiago Sumalpong, a councilor in Barangay Guimputlan, who drives a tricycle to augment his income. Agolong said Sumalpong found a cardholder containing cash and important documents along the road while driving tricycle Monday in downtown Dapitan City. Agolong said Sumalpong rushed to the police station to surrender them and for the police to reach out to its owner. “I am hoping that what Mr. Sumalpong did will

be emulated by the frontliners of the local tourism industry, most especially the pedicab drivers,” she said Monday. Agolong noted that tourism is one of Dapitan’s primary economic drivers and that “it is but proper to promote and instill hospitality, helpfulness, cleanliness and most especially honesty to its constituents as part of the tourism culture promotion.” Sumalpong called on residents, especially tricycle drivers, who face

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT Regional Office No. 10 5F and 6F Trinidad Building, Corner Capistrano-Yacapin Streets, Cagayan de Oro City

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the same situation as him to immediately return any lost item. “Be it of a little or big value the things you have found, you must return it so that the owner will not

worry, especially Dapitan City is being flocked by tourists because it is a historical place and seems like a paradise,” Sumalpong said in the dialect. (PNA)

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4TH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ALLIEN INSO CASIBAN AND DAISY JEAN DE LOS SANTOS-CASIBAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2019-068

ALLIEN INSO CASIBAN AND DAISY JEAN DE LOS SANTOS-CASIBAN, Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / ORDER Before this court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rite on March 14, 2014 at Talisayan, Misamis Oriental both petitioner’s had been converted to Muslim and thereby embraced Islam Religion as their new found faith, by virtue of their respective intellectual choices which were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summon and other legal process relative to this case at their residents at Kolambugan, Lanao Del Norte and P9-Putting Balas, Talisayan , Misamis Oriental respectively. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for two (2) years now, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since there separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on March 14, 2014, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them has already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on August 23, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 24th day of July 2019. HON. OSOP M.ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: July 31, Aug 7 & 14, 2019

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4TH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RENANTE D. CABRAS AND CHERRY PINK K. GEVERO-CABRAS,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2019-070

RENANTE D. CABRAS AND CHERRY PINK K. GEVERO-CABRAS Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / ORDER

August 13, 2019 SGD. ATTY. JOFFREY M. SUYAO, CESO III Regional Director MDN: Aug 14, 2019

MDN: Jul 31, Aug 7 & 14, 2019

Before this court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rite on August 25, 2000 at Cagayan de Oro both petitioner’s had been converted to Muslim and thereby embraced Islam Religion as their new found faith, by virtue of their respective intellectual choices which were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summon and other legal process relative to this case at their residents at Phase 3, NHA, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and Roxas Avenue, Iligan City respectively. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for four (4) years now, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since there separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on August 25, 2000, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them has already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on August 30, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 29th day of July 2019. HON. OSOP M.ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: July 31, Aug 7 & 14, 2019

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL SUR 12TH Judicial Region Branch 9 Marawi City IN THE MATTER FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF MOHAMMAD KHALID M. MANDIA UNDER REGISTRY NO. 64 (B-83)

SP. PROC. NO. ML-383-2018

MOHAMMAD KHALID MANDIA, Petitioner -versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MARAWI CITY, AND THE ADMINISTRATOR AND CIVIL REGISTRAR GENEREAL OF THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY, Respondents x------------------------------------------------------x ORDER Before this Court is a verified Petition for Correction of Entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of one Mohammad Khalid Mandia with Registry Number 64(B-83) under the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City. Petitioner is seeking to correct the entry in his date of birth from “February 29, 1983” to “December 29, 1981” alleging that the former is erroneous and the latter is the correct date. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for hearing on “SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 before this Court at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date, place and time, any interested party may appeal and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Let this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Marawi and the Province of Lanao Del Sur once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. The Civil Registrar of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, and the Civil Registrar General, Philippines Statistics Authority, Quezon City, or any person or party who has an interest in the petition, may file his/her opposition thereto with in fifteen (15) days from notice of this petition or from the last day of publication of this Order. Further, let copies of this Order be posted, also at the expense of the petitioner, for fifteen (15) days prior to the date of hearing at the following areas: 1.) Bulletin Board of the City Hall of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, 2.) Bulletin Board of Civil Registrar of Marawi City and 3.) Bulletin Board of this Court. Furnish copies of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, the Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur, and the Philippine Statistics Authority, Quezon City. SO ORDERED. APRIL 3, 2019 at Marawi City, Philippines

MDN: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2019

MDN: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14 & 21, 2019

(SGD) SITTIE LAARNI R. UMPA Presiding Judge MDN: Jul 31, Aug 7 & 14, 2019


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five years of professional experience as officers of a cooperative, and they are to represent the following cooperative sectors: 1. Credit and financial services, banking, and insurance; 2. Consumers, marketing, producers, and logistics; 3. Human services: health, housing, workers, and labor service; 4. Education and advocacy; 5. Agriculture, agrarian, aquaculture, farmers, dairy, and fisherfolk; 6. Public utilities: electricity, water, communications, and transport. With a Board of Directors composed of a Chairperson and 6 representatives from the cooperative sector itself, the charter will strengthen the partnership between the CDA and the cooperative sector in allowing for stronger consultative mechanisms between them. Under the charter, the Board will also now strictly function as a policy-making body, as well as an adjudicating body with regard to cases brought before them. They are to focus on this function, and no longer exercise administrative or managerial functions over the affairs of the CDA—a responsibility that will be handed over to an Administrator who functions like an executive director in other government agencies. “Bilang mga adjudicators, ang CDA Board of Directors ay mabilis ng makapagdesisyon sa mga intra at inter-cooperative disputes, makakapagpataw na sila ng mga parusa sa mga nagkakamaling kooperatiba at umaksyon o kanselahin ang rehistro ng mga nagpapanggap na kooperatiba na kadalasang binibiktima ay ang mga mahihirap nating mga

kababayan,” Zubiri added. To further open the lines of communication with the sector, the charter shall also recognize sectoral apex organizations and a national alliance of cooperatives. These groups shall serve as the overall consultative and coordinating body with the CDA. “As its developmental functions, the CDA can provide technical support and market linkages especially to start-up cooperatives,” Senator Zubiri said. “I thank President Rodrigo Duterte for signing the law despite the last ditch efforts of some vested interests to block its enactment into law,” Zubiri also said. Zubiri added, “We hope that with the reorganization and strengthening of the CDA, we will be able to address the issues and challenges that stunt the development and progress of cooperativism in the country.”

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in the Philippines. Why is the DTI not doing anything?),” Marquez said. He said the PHP80,000 subsidy promised by the government to help operators in purchasing modern jeepneys was based on a price tag of PHP1.4 to 1.6 million. “Nagkaroon ng public consultation noong ideklara ni Secretary Tugade kung magkano ang presyo ng mga makabagong sasakyan. Ang mgacar manufacturers ang nagdeklara ng PHP1.4 to 1.6 million. So na-come out ‘yung PHP80,000 na subsidy (There was a public consultation when Department of Transportation [DOTR] Secretary Arthur Tugade declared the price of a modern jeepney. And the car manufacturers declared a PHP1.4 to 1.6 million price tag. The PHP80,000 subsidy was worked out from that),” Marquez said.

Rowel Tolentino, group retail manager of Foton GMA Cavite, which Marquez called as one of the dealers with the most reasonable prices, said the drastic price increase was an accumulation of several factors, one of which is the late release of the Philippine National Standard (PNS) for PUV Class 2 and 3. “So ano po ba ‘yung PNS na tinatawag? Diyan po nilabas ‘yung sukat ng upuan, ‘yung sukat ng aisle, ‘yung dapat na sukat ng sasakyan. AngClass 2 and Class 3 naglalaro po ‘yan hanggang 7 meters lang. So nahuli po yun, hindi agad na-anticipate kung magkano ‘yung chassis, kung ilan ba ang lalabas na seating capacity (So, what is this PNS? This is where the dimensions of seats, aisle, dimensions of the vehicle itself were released. Class 2 and Class 3 PUVs are somewhere around 7 meters long. So this was released late and the prices of the chassis and others were not anticipated),” Tolentino said. He added that prices for steel, accessories and others have risen since 2017. If the DTI was to control the prices of modern jeepneys, Tolentino said it was imperative to monitor the cost of materials used by manufacturers and the prices of accessories required by the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “Monitoring of cost of materials. Tama pa ba ‘yung nilalabas ng builder? (Is the price the builder is releasing still right?) Cost of accessories? Kasi ang supplier ng accessories, ang naglabas din naman niyan, LTFRB (Because the list of suppliers of accessories has been released by the LTFRB),” Tolentino said. To help spur the PUV modernization of the Duterte administration, the DOTr of-

fered an PHP80,000-subsidy for drivers and operators who would buy a modern jeepney to replace their old one. In October 2018, DOTr Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark Richmund De Leon said the department is eyeing to increase this subsidy as prices of modern jeepneys have increased. (PNA)

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its set of kinder, elementary, junior and senior high schools,” she said. Meanwhile, Talaingod Mayor Jonnie Libayao conveyed to Briones that it is crucial to establish a college in the area. Briones, however, said priority would be given to basic education for children. “I understand her for it needs a lot of process, but I am thankful that DepEd initiated a move for senior high school graduates to land for a job,” Libayao said, in reaction to Briones’ statement that the DepEd and the Civil Service Commission had talked about the possibility of accepting senior high graduates for jobs in local and national government offices. The projects offered by DepEd have a big impact on the lives of the IPs, he said. “Despite her age, she managed to visit us and provided government services to this far-flung area,” he added. Libayao also said that Briones got the chance to talk to the IP residents, teachers and students and promised to solve the shortage of school buildings and the needs of the schoolchildren. Briones also went to the adjacent Salugpongan school and saw that nothing was left of it since the residents dismantled the school. (PNA)

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who already surrendered and Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (SPL) and Underground Mass Organization (UMO) who withdrew their membership from the CPP and National Democratic Front,” the statement stated. In July 25, a soldier of the 51IB was wounded when a team of the Army’s Community Support Program (CSP) encountered with a group of armed in Sitio Duwa-duwa in Barangay Kalilangan, Iligan City. There was no casualty from the government troops but the NPA’s “press release” said seven Army soldiers were killed and that the military was hiding it from the media. “Hindi natin pwde itago yan kasi may mga pamilya na maghahanap at kung malalaman ng pamilya ang nangyari, lalabas at lalabas ang katotohanan,” Enriquez said. The CSP teams are assisting a “geographically isolated and disadvantaged area” where

residents “are being influenced and exploited by members of the New People’s Army”. “Ang mga CSP teams natin ay nagdadala ng mga projects at programa ng gobyerno sa mga hinterlands at sila rin ang kumausap sa mga tao upang malaman kung ano ang kailangan ng mga barangay especially doon sa mga tinatawag natin na mga GIDAS or geographically isolated and disadvantage areas at mga conflict affected areas,” Enriquez said. (Our CSP teams are bringing projects and programs of the government and they conduct dialogues to the community so that we will know the needs of the barangay especially in those we call GIDAS or geographically isolated and disadvantage areas at mga conflict affected areas.) The series of military operations against the NPA are “positive results of the CSP teams in the upper parts of Iligan City because civilians would inform the military of the presence of the armed men in their area” according to Enriquez.

Tula Elementary School Launches Project Clock By CHARITY MAE L. SAVILLA

Learner’s absenteeism is a perennial problem of all teachers. For School Year 2018-2019 of Tula Elementary School, every grade level, it was one of the problems that they have to contend to. It was not only the teachers who are concerned with this problem but the school administrator as well. As a result, the school looked at ways to lessen, if not eradicate absenteeism and tardiness among these learners. After the initial meeting with the faculty, Barangay Council, and GPTA officers, all agreed to name it as “Project Clock”. The project aimed to encourage and motivate the parents to monitor their children in coming to school early

daily. It was launched during the General Assembly on June 1, 2019. Through the collaborative effort of the stakeholders, luckily, the Batch 1983-1984 of Alubijid National Comprehensive High School – Evening Class pledged wall clocks and whole year battery. The parents of the identified learners received a wall clock headed by the Barangay Council together with the GPTA officers, faculty and member of the sponsoring group. The faculty then was looking forward for more generous stakeholders to provide additional Clocks to cater all learners of Tula Elementary School, Barangay Tula, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental.

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conceived around the culture of his childhood and design exposure in Lake Lanao. Made from denim, wood, shell, cocoon balls, silk tassels, acrylic gold and beads, it is designed for women who treasure timeless fashion. “The gold aquatic images are inspired by the Lake that symbolizes royalty and prestige. This is my homage to the artisanal skills of the Maranao by bringing their craft to the world,” Gomez shared. “The bag’s hardwood handle inlaid with shell was developed in the town of Tugaya, Lanao del Sur, famous for its brass and wood bauls with shell inlays.” “This design uses raw materials with integrity to arrive at basic modern shapes and forms, the creative process being an experimental journey towards imbuing traditional hand-crafted products with contemporary sensibilities.” “Habi Kadayawan is a good platform for aspiring apparel and fashion accessories designers,” said Gomez, who joined the competition for the first time. “The entry should embody good quality; use materials available in the region represented by the contestant and should have that global look for the international market.” With their impressive showing at Habi Kadayawan 2019, Oro Designers look to be on their way to the wild blue yonder of global fashion. It could be only a matter of time if it hasn’t happened yet. We will keep watch with bated breath and bring you the story when that indeed happens. Congratulations to our winning Oro designers and may your feats galvanize your students to be similarly inspired! (with inputs from CDODev.Com and photos by Patrick Gabutina and Kadayawan sa Davao)

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education and health interventions to the residents displaced due to armed conflict. UAE IT Manager Faisal Mohd Nabil said these projects have already its funds in 2019 but the embassy is still waiting for the local government unit of Marawi to forward to them which schools need to be rehabilitated or constructed and which area these centers are going to be built. “May budget na kami. Kung ilan ang kakasya sa budget yun ang i-implement namin in coordination with the LGU. Ang UAE Embassy ang mag-implement,” Nabil said. (We have budget. We will implement these projects based on the approved budget in coordination with the LGU. It is the UAE Embassy that will implement.) Ground Zero visit Al-Zaabi visited the for-

mer main battle area, now referred to by the government as most affected area (MAA), others called it ground zero, after he visited the transitory shelter site in Barangay Sagonsongan where more than a thousand of internally displaced persons (IDPs) are staying while waiting the go signal of the government for them to go back to their areas inside the MAA. He went to the Grand Mosque and the Bato Ali Mosque where a Catholic priest, Fr. Teresito Soganub, was held hostage by the Dawlah Islamiya extremists for 100 days in 2017 Marawi siege. There are 31 mosques inside the MAA destroyed during the war and need to be rebuild. Priorities Despite the destructions of mosques inside the MAA, Al-Zaabi clarified that the UAE is not prioritizing the rehabilitation and rebuilding of the Muslim religious houses because the embassy is focusing on health and education. Al-Zaabi visited Marawi City for the first time to celebrate Eidl Adha with the internally displaced persons who are staying in the transitory shelters in Bahay Ng Pagbabago Transitory Site in Barangay Sagonsongan. He distributed one kilo of cow meat to each family in Sagonsongan butchered by the IDPs as Muslims worldwide celebrate today Eid’l Adha or Feast of Sacrifice. T h e UA E E m b a s s y bought 19 cows for the celebration. He joined around two thousand Meranaws in the Eidl Adha prayer in Dinalan Mosque in Sitio Camague, Barangay Tubod in Iligan City at 6:00AM before proceeding to Marawi City. He also distributed around 200 sacks of fertilizer and five carabaos to farmers of Tamparan, Lanao del Sur, about 30-minute drive from Marawi.

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this crime are sabotaging our lawful efforts to enforce our country’s anti-pollution laws. Now, they have made matters worse by polluting the air in Misamis Oriental with the toxic fumes from the burning of the garbage,” Uy added. Uy also said: “this burning incident might even be considered destructive arson because the burning was committed within the government’s industrial estate and the result was destruction of stored cargo for shipment.” Re-export of stranded Sokor waste In a related report, the EcoWaste Coalition, an environmental health and justice group, welcomed the probable removal next month from Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental of the remaining 5,177 tons of mixed plastic waste exports from South Korea. The group in a news

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 posted on its website cited the response that it received from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea indicating expected reshipment of the illegal waste exports from the affluent East Asian country in September this year. The EcoWaste Coalition wrote last August 2 to the Office of the President, the Ministry of Environment and the Embassy of South Korea to expedite the reexport of the illegal wastes that have been languishing in Tagoloan for over a year now. In response, the South Korean government through its Embassy in Taguig City informed the EcoWaste Coalition through a letter dated August 6 that “relevant Korean authorities have been discussing the detailed procedure for the repatriation of garbage with the Philippine Bureau of Customs.” “We will have to wait for the results of the discussion, but it seems that the waste is expected to be returned to Korea in September 2019,” the letter said. “We welcome this important piece of information from the South Korean Embassy, which is a good indication that the overstaying wastes will be gone soon and will not suffer the same fate as the infamous garbage from Canada that sailed back to its source after six years following a diplomatic crisis,” said Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition. “We hope the vessel that will bring the illegal waste exports back to South Korea will be identified and dispatched sooner as the wastes are ready to be picked up anytime,” she added. Mindanao Container Terminal Port Collector John Simon had earlier confirmed with the EcoWaste Coalition through a text message that the repackaged wastes are now “ready for pickup.” “This early, we thank the governments of the Philippines and South Korea for ensuring an expedited resolution of this dumping controversy in line with the Basel Convention and for the ongoing efforts to hold those persons responsible for this illegal act accountable,” Lucero said. The 5,177 tons of bulk wastes from South Korea, which the Philippine authorities had determined as “misdeclared, heterogenous and injurious to public health,” have been sitting since July 2018 at the compound of consignee Verde Soko Philippines Industrial Corp. inside the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Sitio Buguac, Barangay Santa Cruz, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. Early this year, on January 13, nearly 1,400 tons of containerized illegal mixed plastic wastes imported by the same company were sent back by customs authorities to the port of Pyeongtaek

in South Korea. To prevent the recurrence of illegal waste exports from Canada, South Korea and other countries, the EcoWaste Coalition reiterated its urgent appeal for President Rodrigo Duterte’s ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment, which prohibits the export of hazardous waste and other wastes from developed to developing countries for any reason, including recycling. The group also affirmed its support for a complete and permanent ban on the importation of foreign wastes, citing the need to protect public health and the environment from global waste trade. The group further urged priority consideration to House and Senate bills seeking to protect the country from becoming a global waste dump such as the bills filed by Rep. Uy and Senators Franklin Drilon, Imee Marcos and Francis Pangilinan.

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platform. Quijano said he decided to organize the summit, taking on cue President Duterte’s issuance of Administrative Order 18 which seeks to develop industrial ecozones in the countryside. The administrator added that the summit is also in line with the administration’s Build Build Build policy, pointing out that the industrial sector has a great role in the program. In particular, the summit will converge players in manufacturing, agriculture and electronics and rally them to keep up with the latest standards in technology. “Through the acquisition of advanced technologies and the adoption of innovative practices, the country can achieve socio-economic development and globally competitive. The upcoming PIS 2019 makes us prepare for the future,” Quijano said. Phividec is a 3,000-hectare special economic zone in Misamis Oriental. It still has 1,700 hectares of space for new investors.

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research on my own thanks in no small part to my former career as a broadcaster and reporter back home in Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental province, northern Mindanao in the Philippines. And much as there had been growing criticism and clamor for gun control to defuse and perhaps end the violence, I do support stricter regulation of firearms so they won’t end up in the hands of those with violent tendencies. For as much as the Democrats and their leftleaning friends don’t like to believe it and would much rather change the current status quo to one of imposing a nationwide gun ban, the right to bear

arms is enshrined in the US Constitution going back to the days when the country was still a bunch of colonies that owed their allegiance to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland before embarking on a war they eventually won for independence. High profile talk show hosts have already used their programs as a platform to further mobilize public sentiment towards gun control and even a gun ban but to remind everyone who cared to listen, not even former US president Barack Obama took a public stand to call for a gun ban but rather for stricter gun control. From the US, let’s take a look at the Philippine situation where drive-by shootings are becoming increasingly par for the course no thanks to the war on drugs waged by President Rodrigo Duterte. While President Duterte minces no words in insulting critics of his anti-drug war, he is lately kept busy trying to defend to an increasingly skeptical and distrustful Filipino public his seeming tolerance and litany of excuses for China’s continuing strong-arm tactics in the West Philippine Sea. Though we don’t lack for public outrage, the President’s critics are being drowned out in either social media or at the mainstream public discourse by his cheering supporters as well as those who’ve lost loved ones to drug users,

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dealers and syndicates who still peddle their death trade despite this violent crackdown. To wit, as former senator and Cagayan de Oro City mayor Aquilino ‘Nene’ Pimentel Jr. said, it’s time for more people to speak up in social media or in whatever public forum against the violence done by either extremist left or right wing fanatics or by hired ski-mask wearing goons who shoot down unsuspecting drug targets like fish in a barrel.

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However, many also believed that the President is actually challenging the uprightness of the “men in uniform.” Duterte has mastered the art of “reverse psychology.” Saying that it would all right for the police to accept a gift is actually a trap. Police Director Gen. Oscar David Albayalde, warned the police not to take Duterte’s words. He warned the police that anyone caught accepting “gifts” (a nicer word for bribe) would certainly be prosecuted. Albayalde knows that RA 6713 provides a clear prohibition and penalties for those who accept “gifts,” “bribes,” or anything of monetary value while in the line of duty. After all, Albayalde clearly understood Duterte’s message: A warning to the scalawags in uniform.


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Cagayan de Oro Designers Shine in Habi Kadayawan 2019 By TITO MIKE

THREE Kagay-anon designers figured prominently in the 3rd Habi Kadayawan Design Competition Final Runway Event and Awarding Ceremony held August 9, 2019 at the Ayala Abreeza Mall Activity Center, Davao City. Patrick Gabutina of Tinabuan Arts & Crafts won the Grand Prize in the Fashion Accessories Professional Category while Shine J. Casiño, a founding member of the Oro Fashion Designers Guild (OFDG) was first runner up in the Luxe Apparel Category. Chris Gomez of his eponymously named Creative Design based in Burgos, Cagayan de Oro was also a finalist in the same category as Gabutina. Gabutina won P100, 000, trophy and certificate with an opportunity to showcase his designs at the Manila FAME on 17-19 October 2019 at the World Trade Center in Metro Manila. As the Philippines’ premier design and lifestyle trade fair, Manila FAME promotes the country as a reliable sourcing destination for high-quality and design-oriented home, fashion, holiday, and interior products. It supports local small- and medium-scale enterprises and artisan communities by working with local designers to create new product collections and providing a professionally managed platform to present export products to the global market. Manila FAME provides a unique sourcing experience

to both local and international buyers with its trademark Filipino hospitality at every touch point. Casiño won P75, 000.00 as 1st Runner up. As one of four honorable mentions in the Fashion Accessories Professional Category received P5, 000.00, certificate and medal. A joint project of the Davao LGUs Kadayawan Executive Committee and the Davao Fashion and Design Council Foundation, Inc. (DFDCFI), Habi Kadayawan 2019 paid homage to the journey of Davao’s 11 migrant tribes across the diverse terrain of their ancestral homes in Mindanao to a newfound home in Davao City. For this year, entries from other parts of Mindanao were invited to showcase their obras to open opportunities for designers across the island to showcase their ingenuity and their global ready fashion designs. “This will be an opportunity for designers to not only showcase their vision and be guaranteed with a start-up capital but also allow them to bring their vision to Manila FAME, the hallmark of Philippine Design Excellence, through the Manila Trade Expo Pavilion,” said Dodjie L. Batu, Chair, Organizing Committee for Habi Kadayawan 2019 and President, Davao Fashion and Design Council Foundation, Inc. Gabutina’s entry “Purong Bag” was inspired by the head dresses of the tribes of Bukidnon and Davao (Purong means head dress in Visayan) and is made

of indigenous materials like hinabul (woven abaca fiber) with tikog (reed grass) fringes, leather straps and carved wood. One of the most respected senior designers from Cagayan de Oro and Mindanao, Gabutina credited his design chops to his mentor and mother, Esmerna Uyguangco Gabutina, who started Tinabuan Arts & Crafts in their hometown in Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental. He also acknowledged Jeanie Palermo, Gangga Ranalan, Monette Sagaral, Marvin Arocho, Jerry Sumangay, and Chris Gomez, who was also a finalist in the same category. Patrick U. Gabutina is awarded the Grand Prize Trophy Gomez mentored Gabu- and Plaque in the Habi Kadayawan 2019 Fashion Accestina on the latter’s award sories Category.

Patrick Gabutina’s Award Winning Entry PURONG

Chris Gomez was a finalist in the Fashion Accessories Category.

Design Treatise of Chris Gomez’s RANAO HANDBAG

Shine Casiño wins 1st Runner Up in the Luxe Apparel Category.

winning design concept up to the presentation to the judges. He also mentored the Grand Prize Winner during the first Certificate Program on Design Competency workshop held last year at the Capitol University in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry Misamis Oriental Provincial Office (DTI Misor), Capitol University Business Incubation Center, and Chris Gomez Creative Design. Gomez is a multi-disciplinary creative and advocate of Sustainable Design. Among his many laurels: Finalist, 2011 National Philippine Art Awards; Grand Prize winner (water-based

category) 2012 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence Awards, and Finalist, 2014 Look of Style Awards (British Council/Look Magazine). He is a Product Development Mentor accredited by the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Product Design Specialist of Design Center Philippines (DCP). For his part, self-taught fashion designer and stylist Shine J. Casiño is clear eyed on where he wants to bring his fashion ideas following another breakthrough milestone in his journey which included stops with mentors Melvin Lachica, the late Cesar Gaupo and Avel Bacudio. “I wanna go global. I want to bring the Mindanao Look to the World,” he said in an earlier interview. This would entail mod-

Chris Gomez entry RANAO HANDBAG

ernizing the Mindanao Look focusing on the colorful tapestry of Mindanao’s history and culture, he explains. Mix and match various elements of Mindanao’s various cultures one step at a time depending on his inspiration. Not only for materials, colors but also fashion accessories. For instance for his Habi Kadayawan 2019 entry, he made liberal use of the Mindanao Silk being produced in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. “Through my fashion ethic I want to highlight the History and Heritage of Mindanao Culture,” he notes. “I love of my city, my hometown Tagoloan, and I am proud of Mindanao’s culture, people and its colors.” Not the least, Chris Gomez’s Lanao Handbag was See DESIGNERS, page 11

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