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RCWESTCDO awards Outstanding Teachers Anew; Welcomes Governor’s Visit By Airen Suan Club Director

THE Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro (rcwe s tc d o ) r e c e n t l y awarded the best mentors during the 33rd Search for The Most Outstanding Public School Teacher Award (MOPSTA) at The VIP Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. Mr. Javvy Vegafria of Valencia City National High School was adjudged as the grand prize winner with P70,000.00 in cash prize. “I am humbled to have received the outstanding

teacher distinction knowing that there were many nominees who are equally committed to quality teaching that had been shortlisted along with my nomination for the award, much more because I am aware that there are many outstanding teachers around but a number of them are far too humble to be recognized easily”, he said during his acceptance speech. “At the outset, I believe Rcwestcdo should be commended for running the MOPSTA. Just like the

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Mr. Javvy Vegafria with other finalist, sponsors and members of Rcwestcdo.

Retired teacher, ex-rebels org win 6th RAFI Triennial Awards By BONG D. FABE Contributing Editor

BusinessWeek Mindanao Corp. CEO Dante Sudaria (right) with Rowena Walters (left) award Christian Unabia as the winner of Mr. Iron Man Novice Category at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, August 15. This event is presented by Mindanao Daily News. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

CEBU City––A diminutive 62-year-old retired teacher bested a priest and a congressman while an organization formed by former Moro rebels-turned-peacebuilders were declared winners in the 6th RAFI Triennial Awards in this regional center of Central Visayas

at the weekend. Both winners were from Mindanao, specifically from SOCCSKSARGEN Region and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). This is expected since five of the eight finalists (four in the Search for the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution and one in the Search for the Ramon Aboitiz Award

for Exemplary Individual) were from Mindanao. Lake Sebu-based Anita “Nanay Anit” Castillon was bestowed the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual while the Maguindanao-based Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates, Inc. (KFPDAI) was bestowed the See teacher, page A13


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Preserving farm sector competitiveness a must in ASEAN Integration


s a predominantly agricultural e c o n o m y, t h e Philippines is considered one of the few countries in the ASEAN region that is declared FMDfree and bird flu-free – a

competitive advantage that must be preserved and enhanced as the advent of the ASEAN Economic Community draws nearer, according to an animal health and nutrition expert.

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Dr. Elcid Paraso, a veterinarian, said one of the most tangible ways to strengthen the Philippine animal industry is to use veterinary products that have been proven and trusted by experts and

consumers in protecting animals from diseases to ensure farm productivity, food safety for consumers, and ultimately profitability for raisers. “There is a need to inform consumers that they must patronize veterinary products that are not only reliable and effective but can be used in a wide range of animals like swine, poultry, and even game fowls because such informed decision benefits not only individual animal raisers but the whole industr y as well,” he said. He cited the Vetracin line of products which has been in the market for about 40 years and is the dominant market leader in the water soluble antibiotic-vitamin supplement for swine, poultry, and game fowl because it has been proven to protect animals from

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

diseases. “Vetracin has been the leading and trusted antibiotic-vitamin supplement in the market in the past four decades simply because it has been proven reliable in building the resistance of swine, broiler and layer chickens, as well as game fowls,” he said. “For the Philippine farm sector to remain competitive in the upcoming ASEAN market harmonization, we need to be more productive. And an essential ingredient in improving productivity and successful health management program is the use of trusted and tested animal healthcare products,” Dr. Paraso said. Indeed, Vetracin has been the reliable and trusted partner of veterinarians, poultry, and swine raisers, as well as game fowl breeders and

commercial farm owners towards ensuring successful animal business operations. Because of its reliability, Vetracin is currently offered in four variants: Gold, Premium, Classic, and Ultima, each designed for specific use depending on the needs and severity of the disease, especially for young animals which are most prone to serious ailments, according to Dr. Ritzelle Capili, head of Univet’s Swine Business Unit. Dr. Capili said Vetracin is one of the banner brands of Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company or UNAHCO which is celebrating its 50 years in the industry this year with the theme, “Kaagapay Sa Tagumpay.” UNAHC O, an ISO certified company, is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical industry leader Unilab. “UNAHCO offers consumers and dealers an expanding line of trusted, reliable, and quality veterinary products. We are confident that Vetracin will satisfy the needs of livestock raisers and game fowl breeders because they are affordable, effective and safe, and the public is assured of good quality because it is from UNAHCO,” Capili said.

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (SRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that MELQUISEDEC S. PAUG has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 90-535 who was born on 12 DECEMBER 1989 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are EVANGELINE SELOCIA and ROLANDO PAUG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24. 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 {IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that ZARETH CUYAG LABOR has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 87-250 who was born on 26 JANUARY 1987 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are JANET CUYAG and PEPITO LABOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24, 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (1RR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that JAYRIL PEÑALOZA TAGOCTOC has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 89-2828 who was born on 25 OCTOBER 1989 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are WILMA PEÑALOZA and JORGE TAGOCTOC. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than AUGUST 24, 2015.



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Think of Bananas: Everybody Sells I CAME FROM the balcony of hotel business. For thirty five years of occupying various positions in the industry, I went to the hotel every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner; sometimes I live there like a professional guest. Nobody knows more about how to run a hotel than a guest. Two years ago, I fell out of the corporate balcony and had to put efforts in the consultancy business where my eyes and initiative was to look for prospective property investors. I work on given plans to realization, from facilities design to operation which involves training and business development. Personally, I think the hotel business has been one of the most backward in the world, there has been very little improvement in the attitude of Desk Clerks in the 2000 years since Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem and was told they have no reservation. Nobody bothered to offer a Donkey ride to the next Inn where probably a room was still available in that cold night of December. By destiny, the couple took shelter in a Manger where Horses and

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Followers of this column would readily rememruel pelone CRIS DIAZ ber the piece I wrote where Managing Editor Executive Editor I strongly suggested for the established political parties CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING to consider Naga City Rep. Associate Editor Contributing Editor Leni Robredo as material for MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda the presidency to succeed Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor President Aquino. Since no one gave my GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit suggestion any weight, it Motoring Editor Photo Journalist became just a voice in the felix santillan ROEL CATOTO wilderness, a clanging cymEDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao bal. But recent developments Layout Artists proved me right about Ro PAT SAMONTE bredo because she now is irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga considered a potential vice presidential candidate of the JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG ruling Liberal Party (LP). Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Should she be considRegional Editors-Northmin ered to become the running AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA mate of the party’s standard Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant bearer, outgoing Interior and Local Governments ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI Secretary Manuel “Mar” NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 Roxas II, I would hail that CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY decision as the brightest Legal Counsel made by the party. Robredo --------------------------------------------------------------is the person the party desbureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 perately needs to tandem RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 with Roxas in next year’s MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 election. GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 She will provide evVALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 erything Roxas lacks such KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 as basic understanding Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 of poverty, the tenets of tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 down-to-earth public serbobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 vice anchored on humility ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 and integrity for this is the cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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Ped T. Quiamjot Cattles were kept. Hotel salesmanship was retailing at its worst during the time of King Herod. It was at the risk of inflicting cardiac arrest on Pontius Pilate at the Presidium, should greetings like “Good Morning” and “Please” and “Thank you for Coming” was inserted in the Roman Empire vocabulary. Talking to Julius Caesar during those era and say “How may I help you”, will cause you trouble, he will be infuriated to cut your neck. We started six months ago to see if it was possible to make the 200 employees of the new hotel in Davao City into a genuine host and hostesses. Or should I say “Sales People”? A tape

recorder attached to my local line proved how far we had to go. “What’s difference between your Junior Suite of P3, 500 to the Deluxe Suite of P4, 500”? I’d ask our Reservationist, disguising my voice over the phone. You guessed it: P1, 000. “What is going on at the Bar tonight?” I asked the Bellman. “Some Singer” was his answer. “Man or Woman”, I persisted. “I am not sure” he said, which made me wonder If it will be worth going there. Why is it that the staff of a hotel does not act like a family playing host to guests whom they have invited to their house? The reason the Reservationist thought P1, 000 was the difference between the two suites because they have never been in one, much less actually slept there. The Bellman did not know who was playing at the Bar because he has never been there or reading the Tent Card display. Definitely, sales people lack product knowledge. When you are faced with an ingrained tradition like that, half way counter measures do not work. We

started a program with all our guest contact employees using a new secret oath, “Everybody Sells”. And we meant everybody – Room Attendants, Cashiers, Waiters, Front Office people, Reservations and Bell Service. We talked to the Room Attendants about suggesting Room Service, to the Concierge about mentioning dinner in our restaurant, to the Front Office Cashiers about suggesting return reservations to departing guests, to the Guest Service Agents about quoting from the top down. And we talked to the Waiters about pushing for Bananas. Our sug gestion for selling Bananas fell on responsive ears especially to the Bartenders who keep tab of Margarita Cocktail consumption of our female guests in the Bar. When she has two rounds of that Mexican concoction, she is captured for Bananas with Cream to cap her nights of dreams as we described part of the “Everybody Sells” program for our Food & Beverage Department. We figured, with just the same number of customers, if the See quiamjot, page A13

Leni’s the best



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make-up of Robredo’s persona. She will be the great equalizer to the elitist image of Roxas. If Robredo decides to run upon the prodding of the LP, I am committing to her my support as well as that of my entire family. And I will not just vote for her, I will in my own little way campaign for her in my circle of friends both in and outside of our church, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. Robredo is the protégé of her late husband, Jesse, who as mayor of Naga for several terms became a Magsaysay awardee for his down-toearth way of serving his constituents and who served as the first Interior secretary of the incumbent Aquino administration. From him she learned so many things about governance. On her own, Robredo, who is a lawyer by profession, served the community in and outside of Naga City through non-government organizations whose vision, mission, goal is to uplift the lives of the poor and the marginalized. Despite here being a lawyer and wife of a city

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mayor, she never changed. She remained unassuming even up to this time that she was thrust into politics by the very people her husband served with utmost integrity and dedication. Listening to her talk one can easily spot her very amiable persona. Her voice and even her words are very pleasant to the ears. Those of you who are avid fans of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) basketball games, you must have noticed a very sweet and easy-to-like courtside reporter Tricia Robredo. She is the daughter of the late Jesse and Leni. I mentioned Tricia here because

her personal is very much like her mother. Tricia is the pudding, so to speak, of who the mother is. If we want to have a vice president that truly understands the plight of the majority of the Filipino people, Robredo is the right choice for the country’s vice presidency vice incumbent Vice President Jejomar Binay, who based on the charges leveled against him that he refuses to answer point by point, is a disgrace not only to the position he currently occupies but to the entire nation. Roberdo, I am certain will be the equal opposite to Binay. Her simple taste, her simple needs are proved by her contentment to just live in a rented apartment while her husband was the mayor of Naga. And I have not heard any change in her tastes or her lifestyle. She continues to live simply. Robredo has never been consumed by the trappings of power then and now. She remains the same Leni Robredo before while she was just a public interest lawyer and wife of Jesse and now See bacon, page A13

Daily Inspiration

The Richer

“But the richer the people get, the more pagan altars they build. The more beautiful their harvests, the more beautiful their sacred pillars.” - Hosea 10:1

Juvy Sarraga

that we are merely stewards of “our” riches, as they originated from God. Don’t let your riches steal your heart away from Him. If you find this happening, change your outlook on your income. Perhaps God didn’t give it to As we make more money, we tend to you to consume all of it, perhaps He spend more money. We must remember gave it to you to share and bless others.

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Balay Mindanaw pioneer urges public, private sectors to ‘journey’ with villages to development By BONG D. FABE Contributing Editor

CHARLITO “Kaloy” Z. Manlupig, the pioneer of the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs (BMG) is urging both the public and private sectors to “journey” with the barangays of Cagayan de Oro City towards peace, equity and development. “They are calling on us to join them in their journey. No, they are not asking us for dole outs. All they are asking is for us to fill the gaps. They are just claiming what is rightfully theirs — appropriate services and support and investments from the government and the private sector. They hope to receive concrete and solid from us too,” he said. Manlupig, former director for Northern Mindanao of the Department of Agrarian Reform, made the call during the Stakeholders’ Forum where at least PhP155 million have been committed by various government agencies and non-government organizations to help implement the programs and projects the barangays have identified and contained in their

PARTNERS. Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City and BMFI pioneer, founder and chairman emeritus Kaloy Manlupig clasp hands together during the Stakeholders’ Forum. Moreno and the Balay Mindanaw have been strong partners towards good governance, transparency, resiliency and peace since 1996 when Moreno was still a neophyte congressman representing the first legislative district of Misamis Oriental. Mindanao Daily News photo by Bong D. Fabe 5-Year Barangay Development Plans (BDPs). The BDP serves as an official document of the barangay and incorporates the profile, needs, concerns, goals, priority programs, projects and targets of the locality and identified and prioritized interventions based on the available resources coming from internal and external sources. Each barangays under-

went the process of Participatory Resource/Rural Appraisal (PRA) as their basis for the formulation of their BDPs. The PRAs were facilitated by the Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) with the active involvement of the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) and the City Department of Interior and Local Government (CILG)

and other government agencies and institutions. “This participatory process is done through a community consultation, focus group discussions, especially with the Barangay Development Councils (BDCs),” said Sabrina Garcia-Balais, team leader of the CDO Team of Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI). To ensure a holistic approach and integration of

the barangays’ concerns on peacebuilding, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation (CCADRR) in the conduct of the PRA, the participants were usually grouped into four sectors, namely: (1) Land Use Development and Environment ; (2) AgriEconomic Development; (3) Social-Human Resource Development; and (4) Local Governance/Development

Administration. “We cannot turn our back on those people who help themselves. Through their BDPs and BDRRMPs [Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Plans], these barangays have put their future unto their own hands, so to speak. They have collectively looked at their past, looked deeply into their problems, assessed and appreciated their own local resources, and dreamed about their future — not hollow fleeting dreams, but solid concrete plans and projects,” Manlupig said. The BDPs, Manlupig said, are the “the fruits of the collective and democratic efforts” of the barangays. BDPs are the visible demonstration of a community working together, staying together and facing and shaping their future together. “[Through their BDPs], they have committed to help themselves. I invite everyone to accept the invitation: let us hold their hands as they journey towards becoming truly empowered, sustainable, resilient and peaceful communities,” Malupig added.

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Mayor Duterte warns cops against mulcting, bribery


AVAO CITY -- Mayor Rodrigo Duterte justified the use of large identification cards by traffic enforcers to discourage mulcting activities involving violators of the Speed Ordinance. Speaking in the public affairs program, “Gikan sa Masa para sa Masa,” he said that traffic personnel deputized to impose Executive Order No. 39 has to understand that he also listens to the complaints of the public regarding alleged mulcting activities. D u t e r t e r e m i n d e d s c a l aw a g s i n u n i for m

dismissal from the service,” he stressed. He said traffic personnel receives the corresponding from the city that extortion is just an government in the perunderling of robbery. He assured that they will be dismissed from the service once identified. D ut e r t e i s s u e d t h e DAVAO CITY- A new Busiwarning particularly on ness Process Outsourcing the Traffic Management company has opened its Office, Traffic Group of doors in Davao City. the local police, Highway Benjamin Davidowitz, Patrol Group and the Land chief executive office of Transportation Office. Open Access BPO said the “I will work on your decision to locate to Davao City was because of it being a Next Wave City, a location

formance of their duty. Duterte urged the public to observe the traffic rules particularly the Sp e e d L imit w hich he stressed will stay until

his term ends. “There is no way that I will lift the 30, 40, 60 kilometer-per-hour speed limits, which assure us of safe highways, safe roads,

so stick to this rule,” he said. Duterte also warned v i ol ators n ot to of fe r br ib es or t he y will b e arrested. (PIA 11)

which offers a wide-base skilled professionals and reliable infrastructure. “Davao provides educated and skilled Englishspeaking agents at 30% cost reduction this gives us the opportunity to save more money for those companies looking to cut costs while

maintaining the same standards. “ Davidowitz said during the blessing of their new office last August 11. The new call center office located at Filandia IT Center in Quirino Avenue of this city can accommodate approximately 180 employees. The Open Access CEO

said they are planning in the future a campus in Davao which is capable of hosting 500 agents. Founded in 2006 in San Carlos Californa by Davidowitz and Henry Chang, the BPO firm specializes in multilingual content

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DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late FRANCISCO AGBALOG, who died intestate or without a Will on September 15, 1963 in San Pablo, Zamboanga del Sur; left a titled property, described as follows: “A parcel of land identified as Lot 12898-E, of the subdivision plan (LRC), Psd-256154, being a portion of Lot 12898, Cad237, Cagayan Cadastre, L.R.C. Cad. Record No. 1592, situated in the Barrio of Municipality of Alubijid, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of SIXTY-SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY-NINE (67,799) SQUARE METERS, more or less, and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-4814, in the name of Francisco Agbalog, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into by and among the HEIRS OF FRANCISCO AGBALOG, namely: TRINIDAD A. SANCHEZ, residing at Purok 2, Canubay, Oroquieta City; Silvino Agbalog, rep. by: CELSO C. AGBALOG, residing at Ipil, Zamboanga, Sibugay; Andres Agbalog, rep by: GLICERIO N. AGBALOG, residing at Zone 7, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City; Renato Agbalog, Sr., rep. by: RENATO L. AGBALOG JR., residing at Zone 8, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City; Crisanta Elarcosa rep. by: ROSILITO E. GAJO,

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residing at Brgy. Gandingan, Pangantucan, Bukidnon; Cirila Agbalog, rep. by: ROGELIO A. JABUNAN, residing at Zone 8, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City; Candido Agbalog, rep. by EDNA A. OFREDO, residing at relocation area, Phase 3, Calaanan, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City; Eleuteria A. Abuhan, rep. by: PRIMITIVO ABUJAN, residing at Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City; Segundina A. Tomara, rep. by: JIMMY TOMARA, residing at Lumbo, Valencia City, Bukidnon; Virginia A. Taping, rep. by: AIDELEN T. CAPAYAS, residing at 1566 Bontong, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City; are the surviving heirs. That for his legal services, hereby WAIVE, TRANSFER and CONVEY, absolutely and irrevocably portion of the above-described property consisting of Three Hundred (300) square meters each or a total of Three Thousand (3,000.000) square meters, more or less, in favor of ATTY. CONCHITO J. OCLARIT, provided that he shall share payment of Estate Tax and other related expenses. For services rendered, we also WAIVE to: Ruben Bollozos (2,000 sq.m.); Demosthenes Blando (1,000 sq.m.); Enrico L. Patricio (2,000 sq.m.); Andronico Q. Suralta (1,000 sq.m.); Elizabeth Tabano (500 sq.m.); and Rommel Jala (400 sq.m.). Under Notary public of ATTY. FRANCO P. ESPINO, as per Doc. No. 311; Page No. 62; Book No. VIII; Series of 2015.

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Araw ng Kadingilan 2015 idinaos naginanap sa Municipal ground ng Kadingilan. Bilang pasasalamat ng mga mamamayan ng Kadingilan, isang salo salong tanghalian ang inihanda para sa mga panauhin. Isa rin sa ipinagmamalaking patimpalak sa araw na iyon ay ang motocross competition. “Isang malaking karangalan para sa akin ang mapiling kinaawan ng SANHS, kaya ako’y lubos na nagpapasalamt sa lahat ng sumuporta sa akin.” Ani Chesia.

Training students to be life leaders through exposures By Robinson S. Sarominez Principal II Malitbog Central Elementary School

“Experience is the teacher of all things.” − Julius Caesar Training students to be responsible individuals takes a lot of effort. It would not be effective on just doing an all-talk session. You have to expose them outside the box wherein they would learn the lessons their selves. Experiences should come out as indulging so they will keep the thoughts in their mind. Encouraging them to be student-leaders, for one, is a good thing. The experience of letting them be part of the organization, be one of the obliged individuals to solve a problem and letting them feel that they are part of the solution is a step of growth.

There are various organizations in school. There are these student council, school paper, dance troupe, glee club and athletics club, for example. Each group has goals and vision that they have to attain. They will have a long way to go towards achieving their group targets. Experiences in between then will make them open their minds, fight hard, and think hard about when is the time to surrender and when to push back. It is definitely a very good exposure. The learnings of being a student-leader are truly exceptional, beneficial even after graduation, even on students’ future endeavours.

Education: Light of Hope among Filipinos By Lady M. Dayata Dangcagan Central Elementary School

“Education is a light of hope. It is a trail that a Filipino family is following, hoping that on the last step, they will have what they wished in life.” This is what most Filipino families have in mind. Education is more than what it already is. It is a hope that kept each person moving and pushing forward even if it is hard. Education is also made as a core strategy set by Philippine government in uplifting the economic status of the people. This is the reason of creation of K to 12 Basic Education Program, a new 12-year cycle applied to Philippine educational system. By way of pro-

viding quality kind of learning among Filipino students, government can expect graduates that are more equipped, trained, competitive and at par with human resources in Asia. By providing more reality-driven education, graduates will have a more life-enhancing jobs and be better contributors to nation-building. This is Education. Its definition is far more heavier than it is seen as a tool in improving capacities of people. It is more than learning ABCs and counting 123s. It is now an investment that is trusted to grow into something beneficial in the near future.


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By GINALYN OLANDRIA District ALS Coordinator

Last May 18, 2015, I was designated by the OIC - Schools Division Superintendent, Jesnar Dems S. Torres, Ph.D., as the District ALS Coordinator of Pangantucan North. For the proper implementation of the ALS programs and projects, the launching program is advised so that the people in the community will be more aware about the ALS programs and projects. Through this, they will become more interested to join and pursue their dreams in life. The ALS grand launching was held at Bacusanon

(July 13th), Gandingan (July 27th), Madaya (August 4th) and Portulin (August 10) in the Municipality of Pangantucan, Bukidnon of the current year. The said four barangays are part of Pangantucan North District that needs to be catered by the ALS programs and projects which primarily aim for eradicating illiteracy. The programs and projects of the launched Alternative Learning System Programs are: Basic Literacy Program (BLP), Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) for both elementary and secondary, and Informal Education (InfEd). The target beneficiaries under Basic Literacy Program are those clienteles who are the

MTB-MLE: Pros and Cons By ALFRED B. CAAMIÑO, JR. Master Teacher I

MTB-MLE implementation has been a tough argumentation among a number of educators and leaders in various sects of the Philippine Educational System. The affirmative side vehemently contended that a learner who was taught in his mother tongue at the earlier stages of education performs better academically as supported by many local and international researches. One research from Malaysia revealed that their National Achievement Rate began to rise again since they implemented the MTB-MLE program. The Philippines used to have high achievement rate several decades ago during the implementation of the lingua franca. It began to decline when our educational system adopted the bilingual instruction or the

use of English as the medium of instruction along with the mother language. However, the opposing side asserted that English should be taught at an early age in order for one to compete globally as such is the universal language. English proficiency among the Filipinos has been declining; hence, it would continually deteriorate if MTB-MLE is further implemented. The issue now is no longer focused on the Filipino’s deteriorating English proficiency but on the Philippines’ low achievement rate. The proponents of the MTB-MLE (Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education) program insist that bilingual education has brought such negative impact to the performance of the Filipino learners in achievement tests. If only the learners are given the opportunity to use their mother tongue at the early stages in

Out-of-School Youth (OSY), Out-of-School Adult (OSA) and Out-of-School Children (OSC) who need to develop their basic reading, writing and numeracy. For the Accreditation & Equivalency (A&E) program for both elementary and secondary, it serves those Out-of-School Youth (OSY), Out-of-School Adult (OSA) and Out-of-School Children (OSC) who wish to get a diploma from elementary or high school respectively. It is the Non-formal Education certification that recognizes prior learning comparable to formal basic education. Lastly, the Informal Education (InfEd) Program’s target beneficiary are the Out-of-School Youth (OSY),

Out-of-School Adult (OSA) and Out-of-School Children (OSC) who need to develop their skills through self and community development as well as for employment, social, civic, spiritual, cultural, recreational, economic literacies that promote lifelong learning. The said ALS grand launching program was successfully carried out due to the concerted support of the barangay officials and Instructional Managers who were ever-active and very supportive to the programs and projects of the Alternative Learning System of Pangantucan North District.

school, they could have performed better because they could freely express their thoughts without inhibitions. They later may become more confident of themselves and may compete globally in the education context because they were raised with a very strong foundation during their formative years. With our present educational system, the Filipino graduates could hardly stand out at par with foreign professionals due to the lack of number of years in the basic education aside from having been reared with the colonial mentality. Thus, MTB-MLE defies the language barrier among young Filipino learners. If I will have the chance to be one of the key personalities in the higher office who runs the Philippine educational system, I will push for the intensifying of the implementation of the MTB-MLE because I understand how beneficial it is for the Filipino learners.

The teachers in Grades 1 to 3 should be properly screened by a special screening committee. Also, an empowered monitoring team should be formed in order to ensure that the said program has been efficiently implemented in all schools. A new way of national evaluation will be given among the grade three pupils in preparation for the shift to the bilingual instruction in the fourth grade. The national government should allot adequate funds for the Department of Education to defray the expenditures for the reproduction of instructional materials and textbooks which is aligned to the MTBMLE program. The NCIP should be given additional responsibility with regards to upholding the quality of education in the regional context. This educational endeavor is not easy. Truly, it takes the entire village to educate a child!

Organizational opportunities: A way to discover hidden assets By Darlene R. Canono Dangcagan Central Elementary School

Doing governance tasks in his school years is a unique opportunity for a student to learn more about his self. Leadership is a complex subject to be discussed in classrooms. Teachers letting students experience being a leader is a training itself. In its core, a student will gain values and skills that could contribute not just for his character but also mold him to be a

visionary person. More than that, being a leader will make a student more confident. Thinking that they are chosen to be on the position to lead a majority is already a boost of esteem. Moreover, it is empowering. By being a leader, the person will also learn to develop his skills in communicating, most especially in public speaking which play major role to entice

everyone to be involved. He has to speak with confidence and poise midst diverse group. These skills in very helpful especially for a students’ way of communication. More than realizing the essence of leadership, student will be allowed to discover his untouched strengths and weaknesses, skills and values and as well the assets he have, useful in his future encounters. Diplomacy skills and persuasion tactics, for example, are

in-demand kind of skills on most careers nowadays, and by uncovering these skills early, a student will definitely gain better future opportunities. Inculcating the true value of leadersip among students is through allowing them to experience leading even in his early years. It is through letting them translate their vision into reality. It is through letting them discover useful skills and talents on their own.

The Enhanced Basic Education for Filipino students By Robinson S. Sarominez Principal II Malitbog Central Elementary School

Education is a tool strategized in realizing the promising change and improvement for Philippine Education system. For this reason, a number of programs has been drafted, then implemented. Inclu d e d i n t h e s e programs is the recently approved Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, otherwise known as Republic Act 10533. This allowed the K-12 curricular reform in ba-

sic education, including the landmark adoption of Mother Tongue BasedMultilingual Education (MTB-MLE). The Official Gazette of Philippine Government defines Basic Education as an important matter that is intended to meet basic learning needs which provides the foundation on which subsequent learning can be based. The Enhanced Basic Education, on the other hand, adds inclusives on

the Basic Education giving a year on kindergarten, six years for elementary and six years in secondary, in which there are four years for junior high and two years for senior high. There are also programs added that include programs for the gifted and talented, programs for learners with disabilities, Madrasah program, Indigenous Peoples education program and programs for learners under difficult circumstances. The law also adopts Mother Tongue BasedMultilingual Education

(MTB-MLE). It means that all materials to be used in teaching and assessment for Kindergarten to Grade 3 are written in the regional or native language of learners. It must serve as transition from mothertongue to Filipino and English that are medium to be used in upper grades. A s mu c h a s h o w people see the importance of education, its content through DepEd programs should be strategically planned and arranged as well.

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DSWD finds out well-being of Pantawid grantees

Cagayan de Oro City -- Workers of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Northern Mindanao are now gathering data of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) beneficiaries to find out the status of their well-being. Using the Social Welfare and Development Indicators (SWDI), the workers will record and measure changes in the lives of the beneficiaries. SWDI, a yearly monitoring of DSWD to Pantawid Pamilya grantees, aims to assess the level of wellbeing of the family -from survival, subsistence, and self-sufficiency. It also serves as the reference in the case management of these said beneficiaries – to help them gain their fighting chance against poverty. In Northern Mindanao, there are 251, 727 families

who will be covered by the assessment. The DSWD will be using the enhanced social welfare and development indicator (SWDI), a case management tool that measures the level of well-being of families in terms of their economic sufficiency and social adequacy. In terms of economic sufficiency, families will be evaluated based on the employable skills of members, employment and salary, source of income, membership to social security and access to financial institutions. The social adequacy, on the other hand, will rate the families based on the members’ health condition, nutrition and education, access to safe drinking water and sanitary toilet facility, house construction and ownership, and awareness of social issues. The evaluation of poor families involves a visit to

Home Visit. DSWD workers in Camiguin Province conducts enumeration to Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries to find out their status of well-being such as these in Guinsiliban and Mambajao towns. Photo by Rona Dagondon, Grievance Redress Officer, Camiguin Action Team, DSWD

the family’s residence and an interview with the household head. The results of the SWDI will determine the needs and capacities of every Pantawid Pamilya household and will be used by the

DSWD in the planning of interventions to help them improve their families’ living condition and later become self-sufficient. Interventions may include employment facilitation, skills training, provi-

Care. Me anw hi l e, Mayor Mar ie Guingona said the city government is pleased to be the host of this year’s convention of mothers residing from the municipalities of Balingoan, Talisayan, Medina, Magsaysay and Gingoog city. She also expressed her gratitude to all health personnel in the city for the unwavering commitment and taking into the

welfare of the mothers with higher concern. For her part, Dr. Jadol has emphasized the city government of Gingoog has been allocating funds for the betterment of mothers, infants, children and the public in general. Hence, she said they are very thankful to Mayor Marie for her support in facilitating for the opening of the Family Health Centers in the city proper and in two barangays that caters for Maternal Care Package (MCP). Jadol further said the administration has considered the establishment of barangay health stations in 79 barangays being manned by either nurses or midwives who offer a 24/7 health-related services to Gingoognons. Sponsored by USAID, Jhpiego – an affiliate of John Hopkins University, DOH, Mindanao Health Project, Commission on Population (POPCOM) and LGU-Gingoog City, the congress was leveled up with other health care services for mothers like ultrasound services, newborn screening tests, bloodletting, HIV counseling, immunization and nutrition. (Buboy Pabia, Gingoog city media bureau)

Gingoog city hosts safe motherhood congress By Buboy Pabia

GINGOOG City -- In consonance to the implementation of the Department of Health (DOH) on the general welfare and safety among mothers, the city government of Gingoog city has hosted the 1st Safe Motherhood Congress along Gingoog Bay Alliance (GBA) on August 14, 2015 at Arturo Lugod Memorial Cultural and Sports Center.

Attended by 100 pregnant women, Dr. Grace Javier Jadol, City Health Office chief, said the congress is anchored on DOH’s goal in strategizing the Millennium Development Goals (MD G) through the advocacy on ‘High Impact 5’ which targets for mothers’ awareness about the five essential issues on HIV/ AIDS, Service Delivery Network, Maternal Care, Infant Care and Child

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sion of livelihood opportunities and referral to other programs and services of the DSWD, other national government agencies, local government units and private organizations. This year’s assessment

results will be the baseline to be used by the DSWD in evaluating the poverty alleviation programs and services provided to these households. Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD Northern Mindanao

(Above Photo) OIC-RD Harry B. Borres introduced the OWWA officials: Admin. Rebecca J. Calzado and Dir. Albert Q. Valenciano, during the meeting consultation in Camiguin last July 28.

OWWA Admin Visits OFCs in Camiguin CAGAYAN de Oro -- OWWA Admin. Rebecca J. Calzado encouraged four Overseas Filipino Workers’ Circles (OFCs) from Camiguin to value and expand the livelihood grants awarded to them since 2005 and 2013 by the government during their consultation meeting and follow up last July 28 held at Paguia’s Cottages, Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin. Alma Handayan of North Poblacion Guinsiliban, Camiguin was one of the 13 beneficiaries of P10,000 worth of livelihood assistance in 2013 by the Department of Labor and Employment – National Reintegration Center for OFWs (DOLE-NRCO). “Nakatabang baya gyud ang livelihood assistance na gihatag kay gidugang nako pang capital sa akong negosyo nga nasugdan na nako atong nag-abroad pako (The livelihood grant was of great help in providing additional capital for my existing business which I have started since my overseas stint,)” Alma remarks. After her household service work in Beirut Lebanon, she continues expanding her processed food enterprise such as hotdog, whole dressed chicken and longganisa. She has also ventured into rice trading and piggery.

OWWA Regional Office 10 have intervened the group by facilitating financial literacy and values re-orientation seminar and various entrepreneurial development trainings to assist the group in identifying business opportunities that would most likely succeed depends on the area and interest of each group members. Former factory worker in Taiwan, Genalyn Cimacio of Yumbing Mambajao, Camiguin, is the current president of Pag-asa OFW Association that was organized in 2005 and after series of basic organizational seminar, financial literacy, values re-orientation and EDTs, their group was granted by DOLE-OWWA a Php50, 000 worth of Groceria Project. Out of the group’s hard work, OWWA commended Pag-asa OFW Association, on the regional level, as Best OFC and Project Handling award during the 2008 Migrant Workers Day. Further in 2009, the group conducted trainings on meat processing, t-shirt printing and beads and accessories-making which later became their additional business endeavor up to present. END/ Jennifer Rose D. Suralta

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Reg’l Advisory Board endorses P712M subprojects for Caraga By EMMYLOU PRESILDA

BUTUAN City -- After a two-day deliberation on August 11-12, the Caraga Regional Project Advisory Board (RPAB) approved and endorsed around P712 million infrastructure projects in different local government units (LGUs) for 2016 funding under the Philippine Rural Development Program (PRDP).

PRDP is a P275-billion World Bank project implemented by the Department of Agriculture, the national government and local government units (LGUs). It is a six-year program (20132019) designed to establish the government platform for a modern, climate-smart and market-oriented fishing sector. Considering the immense demand from LGUs

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Cotabato Municipality of Carmen NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In Compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VILMA CATACUTAN LAURENTE filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “ISABEL” to “VILMA” in the birth certificate of ISABEL ABRINILLA CATACUTAN who was born on July 8, 1963 at Carmen, Cotabato and whose parents are Cesar J. Catacutan and Roberta L. Abrinilla. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 1, 2015. (Sgd.) MARY P. MACAYA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 19 & 26, 2015

nationwide and that funding is on a first-come first-serve basis, the Regional Project Coordination Office (DARPCO} has assisted LGUs to fast track submission of PRDP proposals for inclusion in the 2016 allocation of projects. Under the intensified Building up of Infrastructure and Logistics for Development (I-BUILD) or infrastructure component,

Caraga is endorsing to PRDP the following sub-projects: -Two Farm-to-Market Roads (FMRs) in Surigao del Norte totaling P272.5 million; -Concreting of Mabuhay-Bagumbayan FMR in the province of Dinagat Islands amounting to P50.5 million; -Concreting of Bay-ang – Mahaba FMR with bridge in Cabadbaran, Agusan del

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JONALD ROLLENAS REPOLIDON has filed with this office, a petition for change of sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of REVIL ROLLENAS REPOLIDON who was born on October 26, 1994 at Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Reynaldo Cordova Repolidon and Josie Renegado Rollenas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 9, 2015. (SGD) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 19 & 26, 2015

-Rehabilitation of Culit Communal Irrigation project in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte amounting to P29.3 million. These projects will be endorsed to the Program

ALEXBERTO UNGAB BUNGABONG AND FLORDELIN D. DUHILAG-BUNGABONG, Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

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Norte amounting to P156.1 million; -FMR projects in Cortes, Surigao del Sur amounting to P170 million; -FMR projects in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur amounting to P33.3 million;

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 rites on August 1, 1992 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Tambacan, Iligan City and Buru-un 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 almost two (2) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on August 1, 1992 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had 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 September 18, 2015 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 news paper 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 18th day of August, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Aug 19, 26 & Sept 2, 2015

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HE Senate on Tuesday approved on third and final reading a bill which seeks to modernize the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to make it more responsive to changing weather conditions. Senate President ProTempore Ralph Recto, sponsor of Senate Bill 2834, said the proposed law sought to provide additional funds for the procurement of modern equipment such as Doppler radars and the setting up of world-class weather data center and other equipment to enhance Pagasa’s capabilities in providing accurate and timely weather forecasts. Senate President Franklin M. Drilon, who is one of

the co-authors of the bill, said that the modernization of Pagasa would greatly boost the nation’s ability to “effectively manage weather and geological related risks, minimize the vulnerability of people and investments, and boost the resilience of institutions and communities.” Recto said a key component of the Philippines’ climate change preparation was a well-equipped weather bureau, manned by

highly competent and wellcompensated professionals.” Currently, he said, a string of 10 Doppler radars provided service from Aparri, Cagayan to Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Five more radars are being built, he added. Recto said funds would be provided for research and development, expansion of international and local linkages and joint venture programs and the building up of its human resources pool. Under the proposed law, he said, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp (PAGCOR) would set aside P3 billion from its gross income to finance the Pagasa modernization. He said the amount would be taken from the 50 percent

share of the national government, which amounted to P14 billion in 2014. Other revenue sources, he said, would come from grants, bequests, donations, budgetary surpluses, Official Development Assistance (ODA) and income from the Pagasa Modernization Fund. Recto said Pagasa would need a capital outlay of P3.9 billion for its modernization program, of which 45 million will be needed annually for the salary increases of

its personnel and P70 million for their training and scholarships. “Pagasa has been beset with talented weather forecasters who leave the country because of low morale caused by ageing equipment giving erroneous weather data. That is why the proposed measure also includes a new salary scale for Pagasa personnel and a ‘personnel retention incentive’ not exceeding 20 percent of the basic salary of qualified personnel,” he

said. He said the proposed law would also provide for a scholarship program for undergraduate and graduate degrees in meteorology and related fields. “I am confident that these investments in Pagasa will dwarf the damages caused by typhoons in this climate change era when they are coming in from unexpected places, with unexpected strengths, and at unexpected times,” Recto stressed. Yvonne Almirañez

DAVAO City--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Southern Mindanao has clarified that illegal logs seized in Davao del Norte in the first semester of 2015 did not come from neighboring Bukidnon province. A MindaNews report on July 27 quoted Victor Billones, Chief of the Enforcement Division of DENR XI, as saying that 32 suspected illegal loggers were arrested in Davao Region, 17 cases of which were noted in Davao del Norte. Billones was reported to have said this did not make Davao del Norte as a hotspot and that the province has a strategic location for the transport of illegal logs, most especially coming from neighboring Bukidnon area. In a letter sent to Min-

daNews, Billones clarified that what he meant was that Davao del Norte has a high concentration of Wood Processing Plants (WPPs), and that it is a “strategic location and a convergence area from neighboring provinces or region like Davao Oriental, Agusan and Bukidnon.” But this “cannot be construed that illegal logs are transported to a strategic location in Davao del Norte and that said illegal logs are sourced from the neighboring Bukidnon area,” he said. “I know for a fact how strict the LGU of Bukidnon is in their implementation of the forestry laws, rules, and regulations .. but also the fact on how they have effectively managed to protect their area from illegal cutting of trees,” he said. Of the 32 suspected ille-

gal loggers, four from Davao del Norte and one from Compostela Valley have been charged for violation of PD 389, also known as “Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines, as amended by PD 705. DENR XI has intensified its anti-illegal logging drive in the region, along with the military which set up 10 checkpoints throughout the region. DENR XI hired 59 forest protection officers who report any illegal logging operations in their communities. Authorities have so far recovered 521.90 cubic meters with market value placed at P1.9 million. This is higher than last year’s record of 510.32 cubic meters of logs worth P1.8 million from 56 apprehensions for the entire year of 2014. Billones attributed the increase to participation of the community in reporting suspected illegal loggers. (MindaNews)

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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 rites on April 8, 2001 at Marawi City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at 002 Adelfa West, Mahayahay, 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 almost twelve years (12) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 8, 2001 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had 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 September 18, 2015 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 news paper 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 17th day of August, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Aug 19, 26 & Sept 2, 2015

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Faculty of Jose Abad Santos High School, Division of Manila participate in the Reef Quest drill before exploring the waters during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class activity held last April 14 to 15, 2011 at the Divers Sanctuary, Baun Batangas. The Reef Quest is a coastal adventure that aims to raise environmental awareness among educators.

Educators from the Manila Heads Science Association, Division of City Schools Manila participate in the Bird Watching activities during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class held last May 4, 2012 at the Candaba, Pampanga.

Exploring the wilderness. Members of the Manila Secondary Science Master Teacher Association, Division of City Schools, Manila explore the trees of Mt. Makiling, Los Banos Laguna last June 8, 2013 and June 15, 2013 during Primer Group of Companies’ Nature Class Tree Walks activity.

Bringing the teachers to a bigger classroom Primer Group of Companies immerses public school educators in nature

Imparting the significance of environmental conservation has long been acknowledged as an international advocacy. While different non-government organizations encourage every individual to play their roles to realize this cause, there’s no better influencer than educators, themselves. Bearing that in mind, Primer Group of Companies—the company known for the retail and distribution of premium consumer brands in outdoor, urban lifestyle and travel—holds its Nature Class project which gives chosen science public school teachers a first-hand experience of the outdoor environment. As a result,

these academicians will be able to relay the importance of eco-consciousness to their students. Through Primer Group’s Center for Outdoor Recreation and Expedition (C.O.R.E.), the environment education program provides fieldwork opportunities and training from scientific experts and environmental conservationists to the privileged teachers, empowering them to teach their students how to be more appreciative of science and respectful to the balance of nature. Since its inception in 2011, the Nature Class has immersed the educators of Manila in its activities starting with those who teach in Jose Abad Santos High School, Master Teachers of Manila Science Association, and other science depart-

ment heads. This time, C.O.R.E. is looking to target Pasay West High School with 10 Science teachers on July 25-26. According to Kristine Villaflor, Program Manager, the program enables the teachers to give their students more animated lectures on science and raise awareness on environmental protection. “The way to conservation starts with the teachers’ immersion in nature,” Villaflor said. “We targeted the educators as primary audiences because they are the pillars of learning in the academe, the mover of education. They are the key agents in the learning process who are responsible for imparting what they learned to their students and the rest of the school organization.”

She added, “The Nature Class facilitates the fostering of appreciation among individuals, giving them the opportunity to have a personal encounter with the environment. Coupling this with a comprehensive knowledge-sharing from experts helps make this initiative more fruitful.” The project is divided into three different activities—Marine Reef Quest (the pilot activity for the program), Bird Quest, and Nature Tree Walks. For the Reef Quest, teachers are encouraged to go snorkeling to expose them to marine life; the birdwatching activity serves as a platform to give the educators a 360-degree view of the ecology, with emphasis on the preservation of the country’s biodiversity; and the native flora

tree walk which familiarizes the teachers with the species of native plants and their botanical uses. As the main proponent of the project, C.O.R.E. organized the overall conceptualization and implementation of the Nature Class, involving the planning, execution, and monitoring of the project components such as the timeline, budget, resources, logistics preparations, coordination and other administrative arrangements. Likewise, Primer Group took part in funding the project’s sponsorship by distributing premium brands for equipment, tools and other support items to further this thrust. The company also tapped organizations who can send subject experts and resource speakers to the

immersion. “This year, we are looking forward to tap more teachers from the Pasay Community in the learning process,” Villaflor pointed out. “There is a need for educators to instill how their students play huge roles in preserving the environment. When this happens, these students may soon be the next leaders in maintaining nature’s beauty.” Villaflor concluded, “For environmental protection to become a reality, we need to engage our teachers in the process, more particularly those who are teaching in public schools since they have inadequate resources. With this initiative, members of the community may not only learn to appreciate nature but take part in preserving it as well.”

MisOr Guv gets married By Micka Victoria

Topping off his 18 years of public service, the Father of the Province Gov. Bambi Emano has dedicated his life to the people especially to the poor and the marginalized thus being one of the most sought-after bachelors in Misamis Oriental. “Dili sayon matag adlaw... Nisulod sa akong huna-huna... Kapait ba jud diay sa mag-inusara,” confesses Gov. Bambi. But in the recently concluded State of the Province Address/Taho sa Katawhan, Gov. Bambi declared that he has finally tied the knot. “Dili tiaw. Tigulang na ko mga igsuon. Maypa ang mga ginikanan sa 19 ka mga Yevgeny na akong mga sangay nakakita silag liwat. Ako? Wala pa jud intawon.Pagkapait na kinabuhi. Apan bisan wala man ako kakita sa isa ka binuhat nga nahimo

kong kaplag ug kapikas, bisan gamay, wala ko basuli, wala ko mabalaka kay subli hangtod karon giisip ko naman ang akong kaugalingon nga nakasal sa katawhan sa lalawigan.” Against this beautiful backdrop of hope, there are still uncertainties but through love and service, Gov. Bambi created a strong and lasting bond among everyone in the province. Now that Gov. Bambi has wedded the people of Misamis Oriental, the Governor is more agitated to serve more, to provide more and to become a reflection on the situations of the province in the past and to foreshadow where it is heading in the succeeding years, affecting and alleviating the lives of the people, moving them for planned social change.

Resist the devil Resist the devil Special Gospel of the day (August19, 2015-Wednesday) Luke 14:25-33-And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come

after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish [it], all that behold [it] begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and con-

sulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace: This gospel reminds us to have a good foundation for us to defeat our spiritual enemies. In Ephesians 6:12-For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of

Biblical reflection the “darkness” of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]. Therefore, fight by using the grace of God. Only God can help you to become a winner in life. James 4:7”Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

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Waiters and Bartenders would ask every guest if he’d like Bananas, given only four out of ten takers, we will increase our sales volume by P262,800 a year. Two pieces of Bananas sells P90.00 per order. The Service Charge for all employees would also increase by P108.00 per day. There were other star desserts in our menu line up, but we did not push for the Chocolate Truffles or the popular Durian Cheese Cake which costs P120.00 per slice to avoid the traditional negatives. Nobody eats the sweet ending anymore. Everyone’s on a diet, if we push for it, half of our guests would be dead in a week? By the way, we have nothing to do with children victimized by Durian Candy poisoning. Our food preparations have undergone Hazards Analysis Control and Critical analysis, HACC, where we spend millions for training and buying those sophisticated kitchen equipment to be certified. In the last six months, we have shown our Waiters, what’s happening to Banana sales. This August, they have doubled the number of covers for Bananas. Think Bananas, is the hotel’s secret weapon. Our Reservationist now think of Bananas, and suggest, “Would you like the Deluxe Suite which has a separate Tub and Shower and is overlooking Mount Apo instead of the Junior Suite which is facing the main thoroughfare of J. P. Laurel Avenue. Mountain View has a premium with higher rates compared to the highway scenery with endless vehicles running. Our Concierge, are thinking of Bananas, each Bellman has his own reservation card with his name printed with his Cell Phone number and he asks if you’d like him to make your return reservation as he is checking you out and into your Taxi. Our Telephone Operators are also thinking of Bananas, they suggest breakfast in bed when you asked for a Wake Up call. You just want a light breakfast, no ham and eggs? The Room Service Order taker would suggest, how about some Bananas? We figure we’ve added about 100 persons to the five person sales team we have before. Now, every employee has an additional P1,872 .00 to their usual P3, 683 average share of the Service Charge which is now ranging to P5,555, per month on top of their salaries. More than ever, I am happy to know, that the farmers from Toril and Calinan supplied us with more Sweet Cavendish Bananas and probably they have also increased their income? But on the lighter side, two pieces of Bananas a day, will keep the Doctors away. For comments or queries, please Email: sbeverage@ or follow on Twitter@gm_ped

Support Office Mindanao Cluster to see it that every project adheres to the criteria set by the Project. Afterwhich, subject proposals will be endorsed to the National Program Coordination Office for further review and approval. A No Objection Letter (NOL 1) shall be issued thereafter if said proposals are found eligible for PRDP funding. “We are scrutinizing the details of the proposed sub-projects because its approval would ultimately lead to the development of the agriculture sector in our region. We have to make sure that every monetary investment of the government through PRDP would lead to economic gains and sustain agricultural growth even after the project has ended,” DA Regional Director and RPAB Chair Edna Mabeza said. Following the Value Chain approach, the approval of the seven subprojects would support the development of various agri-fishery enterprises such as coconut, abaca, and cassava.

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now that she is a member of the House of Representatives. If there is any person who embodies a Christ-like life who never succumbed to the temptations of power, fame and wealth, that my friends is Leni Robredo, incumbent representative of the people in Naga to the Lower House. If I were Mar Roxas, I will stop courting Sen. Grace Poe to be my running mate because there is Robredo who is a gold mine to me politically. I hope Roxas will not miss this golden chance of him to have a running mate who has a persona and background like Robredo’s. Roxas should understand that in the event Poe decides to run for a higher office next year, it’ll be the presidency that she will run for. The more Roxas courts Poe, the more that he exposes his weakness if ranged against Poe. The people knows that his invitation to Poe to be his running mate is aimed at eliminating a strong foe in the polls next year. Roxas should instead work hard in seeing to it that a Roxas-Robredo tandem will be viewed by the electorate as the best over any tandem next year. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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eration and customer support for businesses world wide cutting across many industries including technology and internet-based sectors. The company’s operations are located in Makati

By Francis Thaise A. Cimene

“The basic cause of all mental and emotional illness is the inability to form deep human relationships of love. There is a universal agreement that the amount of affection received in infancy determines, more than any other influence, the whole course and quality of human life.” -John Powell Forming deep human relationships of love requires time. Rick Warren spells LOVE as T-I-M-E. This means that if you love somebody, you have to give that person time and not just time but quality time. Quality time is not so much of spending time but investing it so that it would yield lasting meaningful relationships. Unfortunately, postmodern life has become more and more of a “rat race.” Both parents and children experience adrenaline rush almost every moment of each day. Waking up before the sun rises to cook and City and in Taipei Taiwan, the office in Davao City is their third location. Davidowitz said that their operations in Davao City is proof that Davao City is one of the best outsourcing destinations in the country as recognized by the International Business Process Administration of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). “Investors will benefit through lower business costs and a progressive business environment, these factors together with Davao’s economy and business boost makes it (Davao City) the frontrunner among all emerging offshoring sites in the country. “ Davidowitz said. (PIA/RG Alama)

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Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution during awarding ceremonies at the Cebu Grand Convention Center on Friday. Both winners each won a trophy and PhP484,000. Castillon bested two other finalists in the persons of Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of the Cebu-based Dilaab Foundation, and Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun of the 1st district of Agusan del Norte. On the other hand, KFPDAI bested the Cagayan de Oro City-based Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI), Camiguinbased Cantaan Centennial Multi-Purpose Cooperative, the Agusan del Sur-based Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo (SIKAP), and the Western Samar Development Foundation, Inc. All finalists received a plaque and PhP121,000. Roberto Aboitiz, RAFI president, said the RAFI Award is a recognition of the exemplary works of individuals and institutions in their efforts to bring about peace and development at the grassroots level. He said that the awardees are true “champions” and “disciples” of change and excellence. “They, diverse in their causes and missions, converge in a common vision— that of helping the Filipino people by developing individuals and communi-

ties. For this, they continue to blaze a trail, pave the way and go the extra mile towards realizing shared aspirations,” he stressed. “The RAFI Triennial Awards honors them because RAFI ascribes to the tenet that when it comes to service, the best way to go is to go out of one’s way,” he added. Castillon was cited for establishing Marmylone Learning Center that caters to T’boli children in two mountainous barangays along the vicinity of Lake Cebu in South Cotabato. She dedicated the award to the T’boli tribe and profusely thanked the Aboitiz family for the award, which she said is a recognition of her hard work in educating tribal children with whom she has lived with since 1979. “This [award] inspires me more to continue serving the less fortunate children in the hinterlands,” the emotional and teary-eyed Castillon said The KFPDAI, on the other hand, has been instrumental in establishing and organizing peace and development communities in the 36 municipalities in Maguindanao province. The foundation, which was established in 2000, focuses on peace and development activities like emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitations, livelihood development, capacity-building, infrastructure, and delivery of basic social services. It has transformed 57 former MNLF combatants into peace and development advocates or PDAs. Hadja Giobay Diacolano, KFPDAI executive director and a former womancombatant, said that the award is for all those who worked and struggled to bring peace and development in Mindanao. (Bong D. Fabe)

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Rotarians of Rcwestcdo, I believe teachers in the field need to be provided with inspiration and encouragement to take the extra mile in moulding the young for us to have a future better than today. Without the

prepare the family for work and school, making reports and meeting deadlines, and going home late describe our daily routine. We have to squeeze-in time inbetweens just to make up for that quality time we all long for. Wisdom would tell us that we need to focus our energy only to those things and activities that really matter---those that would last up to eternity. Job said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21). Needless to say, we don’t have to join the “rat race” for we are not rats in the first place. God said, “He has given everything for our enjoyment” and the wise teacher in the book of Ecclesiastes stressed “the lot of man is to enjoy what God has given him.” We have more meaningful worship if we know how to enjoy God’s blessings. Let us not get disappointed of what we don’t have rather let’s appreciate what we do have and enjoy it. God bless!


flagship project, teaching in Region 10 would have not been as rewarding and exciting”, he added. District Governor Leo Ochia shared that the Mopsta is in line with one of the Rotary’s 6 areas of focus – basic education and literac y. This is so laudable considering that teachers are the unsung heroes of the nation; hence putting them to the pedestal is a great contribution of Rotary to nation-building. Club President Anna Marie Medes shared that Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the ideal service in the pursuit of all vocations. Inherent in the Vocational Service ideal, among others, is the recognition of the worthiness to society of all useful occupations. She added: “Our club believed in our role as an agents of development t hr u big-t ime literac y programs, hence, aside from constructing school buildings, water tank facilities in schools, providing scholarships, donating books, and career orientation, we institutionalized this project to honour mentors, as knew it, they have the widest influence to the youths until they become leaders or movers of the country itself. “Incidentally, our club is the first in Zone 1 to be visited by Gov. Leo along with his spouse and district officers and we are proud to show him the plans of the club and highlights of the Mopsta project. RC West of CDO attributes the success and continued life of Mopsta to its partners in-service the Department of Education, Region X. and gives due recognition to the heirs of the late Mayor Justiniano R. Borja through the Gigi Borja Endowment Fund who are the major contributors of Mopsta. Rcwestcdo specifically acknowledges the children of the late Mayor Borja in the persons of Mrs. Christine Borja-Sagarbarria, Mrs. Cecilia Borja-Chiongbian and the Honorable Justice Romulo V. Borja.

Dr. Enerio Ebisa, the 2014 grand winner was the guest speaker and shared that love, genuine service and unparalleled commitment is all that there is for one to jumpstart in a career as a teacher. “What job could be more important than helping students learn, grow and become good citizens of this earth? In today’s rapidly changing world, teachers remain steadfast being pillars of any nation. Teachers sow the seeds of love, growth and development. There could not have been any great leader without a teacher who have fashioned a great man or woman out of the ordinary”, Dr. Ebisa continued as he inspired his fellow teachers, rotarians and other guests. Print media partners we re Mi n d an a o D ai ly News and Business Week Mindanao of Sudaria Group of Companies. Minor sponsors were: 1 In All Technical School, Inc. represented by PP Adi Co, Ms. Ma. Jocelyn Co – Manager, 1st Valley Bank, Inc., a Development Bank represented by 1VB Pres. Atty. Nicolas J. Lim, The Rotary Club of West Foundation, Inc. represented by PDG Aldrico T. Manus, Chairman, Global Chips Technologies, Inc. HP Centrio, Ayala Mall, thru PD William Y. Malagar and Past IWC Pres Leonida Malagar, Abellanosa Family in honor of Luneta Dayta-Abellanosa represented by Engr. Emmanuel D. Abellanosa (RC West Cdo Honorary Member), RC West Honorary Member Teresa L. Celdran, PD Rodilla D. Gaylo, PAG Armando A Tarayao, IWC PP Remedios C. Espiritu, (in Memory of Santiago and Feliza de la Cruz), PAG Almarco C. Brito, Mindanao Solidmark, Inc thru Rtn Jonathan U. Rolida, Past Treas Glorecita L. Tan, Southland Events, Inc. represented by RCW Pres Anna Marie J. Medes), The VIP Hotel represented by RCW PP Eileen E. San Juan, ASPI( Association of Solidarity for Prosperity Inc.) and PDG Fe“Bing” R. Juarez.

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