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Aboitiz is biggest contributor to PH public education – DepEd

The Department of Education (DepEd) has lauded Aboitiz Group for being its biggest contributor and a long-standing partner in the bid to uplift the state of the country’s public education system. Speaking in front of and their parents, teachers, around 600 participants in- principals, and cluding 330 Aboitiz scholars See education, page A11

Maranao’s torogan a good example of disaster-resilient house By Pizarro Boga of MindaNews

DAVAO City--Want ideas for disaster-resilient house? Look back at pre-colonial Philippine architecture. That’s one of the many things that the people behind SwitoDesigns Studio want to share in their

upcoming event “BalayBalay Ta,” an interactive 3D architecture puzzles exhibit that will showcase a 3D prototype design of the Maranao’s royal house called the torogan. “The torogan has remarkable disaster-resilient See house, page A11

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MyPhone recently extended their partnership with Teen King DANIEL PADILLA and #TrendingQueen DEVON SERON as their Official Endorsers. Daniel and Devon is

the ideal Filipino Teen Idols which represents MyPhone’s Ideal of Global Filipino says Richie De Quina, Vice President of MyPhone. Good Looking, Educated, Confident and Proud Filipinos who

loves the Country and God fearing, ideals that MyPhone look for in their partners. MyPhone will be very aggressive in the next couple of months and shall be introducing HERO Prod-

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Expansion of oil palm plantations pushed GENERAL Santos City-Palm oil industry stakeholders are pushing for the development of more oil palm plantations in parts of Mindanao in a bid to cope with the growing domestic demand. Alfredo Montecillo, president of the Philippine Palmoil Development Council Inc., said Mindanao is presently the most viable option for the industry in terms of plantation expansion and production or processing. He said the island has vast idle lands suited to the planting of oil palm as set by the Department of Agriculture. Among the identified viable expansion areas are this city and the neighboring provinces of South Cotabato and Sarangani, which have around 50,000 hectares of potential plantation sites. “Expanding oil palm plantations here in Mindanao is crucial in building

inclusive growth and for a stronger industry in the country,” Montecillo said. He said they are promoting the expansion of the oil palm farms in Mindanao to help address the shortage of palm oil in the country. At present, he said the Philippines remains a net importer of palm oil products. He said the country’s total palm oil production only represents 30 percent of the domestic demand and it depends on imports from Malaysia and Indonesia to cover for the 70 percent shortage. “We need about 100,000 metric tons of palm oil annually but only 30 percent of that or even lesser is supplied domestically,” he said. In Sarangani, Montecillo said, they found significant areas that are potentially viable for oil palm farming, which could become lucrative liveli-

hood alternatives for local farmers here. “The potential is very big for Sarangani. We have conducted a lot of surveys already and there are many areas that can be developed,” he said. Although the area’s topography is a major challenge, he said Sarangani has substantial areas that are suitable for the crop. Milbie Daguro, Sarangani Investment Officer, said the province presently host around 150 hectares of oil palm plantations. But a survey commissioned by provincial government showed that there are around 20,000 hectares of lands in the area that are suitable for oil palm farming. Daguro said several companies have signified to establish a palm oil processing plant in the province once the oil palm plantations reach 5,000 to 10,000 hectares. (MindaNews)

Villafuerte is CDO new Fire Marshal CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Fire Chief Insp. Ruben Villafuerte is the new Cagayan De Oro City Fire Marshal effective Wednesday last week. Villafuerte, replaced F/ Supt. Sherly Teleron who got promoted as assistant director for administration at the Bureau of Fire Department (BFD). Prior to his assignment in Cagayan De Oro City,

Villafuerte served as the provincial fire marshal of Lanao Del Norte. As the new City Fire Marshal, Villafuerte urged the city’s about 800,000 people to be fire conscious in order to prevent occurrence of fires. He said that the local BFD would conduct a massive inspection of the more than 21,000 establishments in this trading

capital in the next few days to ensure that the establishments have followed all the required safety measures. Villafuerte said that he would continue the programs of his predecessor, particularly in the conduct of fire safety seminars and the organization of volunteer fire brigades in the city’s villages. Cris Diaz, Exec. Editor

As the leader in the digital lifestyle, Globe Telecom is gearing up to welcome the newest Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ to Philippine shores with an online portal to serve early customers. The portal accepts registration of interest among customers purchasing the latest devices from Samsung with the myLifestyle Plan from Globe. New and existing postpaid customers can visit the registration of interest portal available on the Globe website via www. globe.com.ph/postpaid/ samsung/register to register and indicate their preferred Samsung handset model in advance, along with their name, mobile number, and e-mail address. The customer database will be used to update registered cus-

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“As the leader in postpaid and preferred telco carrier of the latest smartphones and “phablets”, we are poised to take one’s device experience to the next level with our innovative myLifestyle Plan offerings, which gives customers access to their digital lifestyle while enjoying the amazing features of the devices.” Valdez adds, “Over the next few days, customers will find out why it’s best to get the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6+edge from Globe with our unbeatable offers.” Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 edge+ boast of a 5.7” QHD display, a 16 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera, dual SIM feature and an Octa-core processor with the latest android operating system Lollipop. The Galaxy S6 edge+ also takes off from its previous predecessor’s sleek design, but now with a bigger dual-edge display.

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No apologies - Marcos As I wrote on Wednesday morning yesterday’s column about the Marcoses, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. also issued a statement brushing aside calls for his family to apologize to the Filipino people saying there is nothing to apologize for. Call it coincidence that at the time of writing my column where I made the observation that up to this time no apologies has yet been issued by the Marcoses for the sins, the wrongdoings committed during the ruthless reign of the late dictator and namesake of the young Marcos, the senator was also telling all and sundry not to expect any apologies from his family. He explained that there is nothing to apologize for. He said it is easy to seek apologies if one has done wrong to another but since they have not done wrong to anyone then there is nothing to apologize for. So the young Marcos continues to live in dreamland even up to this time. He and the rest of the Marcos family did not see anything wrong where thousands of our countrymen now had to seek compensation for the suffering and misery they experienced during the ruthless rule of the late dictator. They are not seeing anything wrong with the plunder of the government coffers by the Marcos patriarch proved by the fact that even the Swiss government surrendered some of money

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brothers, just a week before Christmas, 1903. They were so excited they sent an urgent telegram message to their sister which said: “First flight in history today! Hope to be home for Christmas.” Their sister rushed to the local newspaper with the message. The next day, the newspaper headline read: “Local Brothers to Be Home For Christmas.” Not one word was said about their flying! The newspaper editor had completely missed the point of the message: for the first time in the history of the

deposited in that country by Marcos. The amount was suspected even by the Swiss authorities as coming from dubious sources hence its decision to surrender it to the Philippine government. Even the local cronies of the late dictator surrendered to the government cash, securities and bonds that they say belonged to the elder Marcos. If the decision of the Hawaii court to award damages to the human rights violation victims during the Marcos era does not prove that Marcos trampled upon the rights of the Filipino people when he ruled the country with iron fist, are the Marcoses saying the Hawaii court is simply joking? If the Swiss government surrendered to the Philippine government part of the accounts they were able to trace to Marcos, are they surrendering such amount for a song or was it because after a thorough probe they did on their own they found out that the amount is indeed of dubious sources? The Hawaii court decision and the surrender by the Swiss government of a huge amount of money traced to Marcos are just fragments of the truth that until now is still being worked up like a puzzle to form an entire picture. Undeniably, however, these pieces are part and parcel of the pieces of this great puzzle thus part of the whole truth. Since these are part

A deeper view

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of an entire picture that depicts the truth, these fragments are part and parcel of the truth. And the truth clearly tells us that the elder Marcos sinned, wronged against the Filipino people. And since he has sinned, wronged the Filipino people and his family members partook of the fruit of his sins against the Filipino people, they ought to apologize for their sins to the aggrieved nation who is the victim of their sins. The posturing of the young Marcos that they have nothing to apologize for is the posturing common among suspects in criminal offenses caught by the authorities. They are a common sight during prime time news on television. They are the ones who when presented to the media unabashedly shed tears while claiming innocence for the crime they were arrested for. The young Marcos could be likened to these suspects in so far as his projection of innocence is concerned. The difference, however, is that those presented by the

police to the media are still considered innocent until found guilty by the court. The elder Marcos has already been found guilty by a competent court in Hawaii. The elder Marcos was already found by the Swiss authorities as having stashed ill-gotten money hence its move to return a portion of it to the Philippine government. Given all these facts, is it right for the young Marcos to say they have nothing to apologize for to the Filipino people? I don’t think so. There is a big reason for them to apologize to the Filipino people who they victimized during the heartless rule of the Marcos patriarch. But what they don’t want to happen is the restitution they have to make after they shall have apologized to the people for such glaring and incontrovertible sins they have committed against the Filipino people. An admission on their part of the wrongdoings of the father means returning to the Filipino people what they have taken illegally from us. This is the thing they don’t want to do because they want to keep what they have taken from us by maintaining the incongruous posture of not having sinned against us. But should we swallow hook, line and sinker their posturing? (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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world, human beings could fly. Did you know another even bigger misunderstanding in history? It’s Christmas. How many of us celebrate Christmas every year? Yet we keep missing

the point. We still have not gotten the message and understand what it means. This is all the more surprising since the life of Jesus Christ is the turning point of all history. The world’s calendar is based on His birth. No one in history has ever been announced hundreds of years before he was born. No one else ever died and was buried for 3 days, then brought Himself back to life. This is because no other man, religious teacher or prophet was God Himself. Only this one man Jesus Christ. “If you’ve seen Me, you’ve seen God the Father, because I am God the Son. And I will come again

to judge this world and whomever has chosen not to believe me and ask for my gift of forgiveness and eternal life.” Friend, what we decide and do with Jesus Christ in this life now, decides what Jesus must do with us after we die. So I hope you now understand the point and meaning of Christmas. That God loves us so much, He humiliated Himself to become a human being named Jesus Christ and die for our sins, so we could be forgiven and free to start life all over again. Only this time, we’ll be living our Maker’s way, which is the right way that always works. The choice is yours. Just Think a Minute…

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Any job can be one of joy. What matters is how our mind perceives it. Turn boring into intrique; dull into humorous; routine into adventure;

serious into fun. How? God designed each of us with a special talent. Then He gave us something greater than knowledge...an “Imagination!” Use it. Partner that talent with your imagination and revel in the fun of your work. Think this; not that. Think fun; not drudgery. The power is in your mind; God gave it; use it.


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EDU MANZANO AND LORNA TOLENTINO MAKE THE SWITCH TO QUALITY GENERIC MEDICINE

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Get quality medicine and get as much as 80% percent savings when you buy Watsons Generics Watsons, the number one pharmacy retail brand in Asia*, gives Filipino families more options for high quality but affordable medicines as it strengthens its branded generics line. In its newest campaign, Watsons asks customers: “When it comes to health, would you choose SAVINGS or QUALITY?” For families on a tight budget, healthcare often takes a backseat to more basic needs such as food, and paying the bills. Based on a recent study done by Nielsen, a Filipino family spends only 5 percent of its income for medicines and health-related services. With Watsons Generics, Filipinos do not need to choose between SAVINGS and QUALITY as it assures customers of quality medicine backed by over 170 years of pharmaceutical experience while giving them as much as 80 percent in savings. The generic drugs carried by Watsons

Generics are all manufactured by trusted pharmaceutical partners and undergo a 5-step quality assurance process. “We aim to help families by giving them more healthcare options and the ability to purchase affordable, high-quality medicines. This will not just give them access to quality healthcare products, they will also be able to focus their finances on other important matters,” said Danilo Chiong, Health Business Unit Director of Watsons. The Watsons Generics line includes maintenance medicines for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol, antibiotics to fight off the common bacteria, dietary supplements for skin enhancement, antiageing and over-all wellness, basic vitamins, oral analgesics, and other over the counter medicines. “In the Philippines, Watsons has always been known for our branded beauty products, but with the launch of Watsons Generics our customers now don’t have to go elsewhere to

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buy their medicine,” says Karen Fabres, Watsons senior marketing manager. THE SWITCH CONTINUES Following the successful Switch and Save campaigns of Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Patty Laurel-Filart, Iya VillaniaArellano and Christian Bautista, the brand takes the campaign further by including Watsons Generics ambassadors as Edu Manzano and Lorna Tolentino in its store visit campaign. It is through their influence that Filipinos can be educated about their different health options, which will promote Watsons drive to address the gaps of health literacy in the country. As two of the most respected names in the Philippine entertainment

industry for decades and Edu and Lorna’s endorsements have had a great impact on spreading awareness of Watsons Generics line. The two celebrities surprised shoppers at the SM Mall of Asia as they proudly wore the Watsons uniform and helped shoppers choose the best value products especially at the pharmacy section. They even played a mini-game where shoppers were asked several questions and given the choice between SAVINGS or QUALITY. “We launched a new TVC last month with the same story that challenges you - when it comes to choosing medicines, are you for SAVINGS or QUALITY? And how you can get both simply by buying

Edu and Lorna help shoppers.

Watsons Generics. You can save up to 80% and get over 170 years of pharmacy experience on its wide range of quality medicines,” relates Edu. But more than their influence, Edu and Lorna are also role models when it comes to being proactive about taking care of one’s health. “As we age, we have to take extra care of our bodies, so I make sure that I have a stock of Watsons Multivitamins + Iron regularly to boost my immune system. In the mornings I have the Calamansi Flavored Psyllium Fiber thats tangy and good for digestion,” the actor added. “For my body pains, I take Watsons Generics Paracetamol especially kapag pagod at puyat from tapings.” Edu also suggests the Cranberry capsules which is suitable for urinary tract infection and Luyang Dilaw for overall wellness. Just like Edu, Lorna, takes vitamins regularly, “to boost my immune system, I take Ascorbic Acid, especially now na tag-ulan dahil mas madali tayo magkasakit and siyempre kapag puyatan sa taping or shooting. To maintain her

youthful glowing skin, Lorna credits Watsons Glutathione, Vitamin E and Hyaluron Collagen Powder. “Kailangan healthy and beautiful ka rin from the inside,” the grandslam actress revealed. Just like the Watsons’ celebrity ambassadors you too can maximize your purchasing power allowing you to properly take care of your health and spend more on the things you really want in life. About Watsons Watsons is Asia’s leading health and beauty retailer, currently operating over 4,000 stores and more than 1,000 pharmacies in 12 Asian and European markets, including China (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Turkey and Ukraine. In 2002, A.S. Watson Group joined hands with SM Prime Holdings Inc., the Philippines’ leading shopping mall developer. Watsons caters to a variety of lifestyles with an unrivalled diversity of products, with a mission to help people around the world to look good, feel great.


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GENERAL Santos City -Health personnel in South Cotabato province have detected 98 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) in the last eight months. John Codilla, HIV/AIDS focal person of the South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said Thursday the additional HIV cases were found during the series of testing activities conducted by their office since January. He said the new HIV/AIDS cases have so far brought the total cumulative incidence in the province to 317. As of the end of 2014, the IPHO and the Department of Health (DOH) central office listed the disease incidence in the province at a total of 219. During the first quarter of the year, Codilla said they detected and confirmed at least 35 new HIV cases. He said 15 more were added to the list as a result of the conduct of the National HIV Testing Week in the province in the second week of May. From June to the second

week of August, he said they found an additional 48 new HIV/AIDS cases. “In June alone, we were able to confirm 31 new infections. That’s the highest so far that we detected in a month,” Codilla said. The official said the 98 new cases do not include the eight suspected infections that they found during the week-long HIV testing marathon conducted by their office. Codilla said the eight new HIV infections, seven of whom were males, emerged from among the 688 residents who volunteered to undergo screening or tests during the testing marathon last Aug. 17 to 23. “Their blood samples initially came out reactive so we immediately submitted them for confirmatory tests,” he said. The confirmatory tests are being conducted by the DOH’s Sexually-Transmitted Diseases/AIDS Cooperative Central Laboratory in Manila, he said. Codilla said they immediately recommended the new HIV patients to undergo antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and counseling.

“Our focus this time is the immediate treatment of the patients. When we find a person reactive, we will immediately proceed to treatment,” he said. He said the ARV treatment is now being offered by the IPHO through its HIV/AIDS Core Team Clinic at the South Cotabato Provincial Hospital in Koronadal City. He said the clinic, which opened last June, is manned by two regular doctors, two nurses as well some counselors. It presently caters to 60 patients or “people living with HIV.” Prior to its opening, HIV/ AIDS patients in the area had to travel to the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City to avail of the ARV treatment. The ARV mainly stops the multiplication of the infected person’s viral load and eventually prevents them from further spreading the disease. In some countries, the use of antiretroviral drugs has helped effectively lower the incidence of HIV infection to about one percent and eventually stabilized the detected cases. (MindaNews)

A VISIT TO THE HINTERLAND BARANGAY OF LIMUNDA – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ maximized his presence during his visit to the hinterland barangay of Limunda in Opol, Misamis Oriental. He administered the oath of office to the General PTA Officers, distributed books to Limunda Elementary School and gave a wheelchair to the eight-year old boy JERICO A. SAMBULAY who is diagnosed with poliomyelitis. Vice Governor Pelaez travelled more than two hours and a half of rough road to reach the barangay. He was welcomed by the Barangay Council headed by BARANGAY CHAIRMAN RODEL Y. SAMBULAY and Limunda Elementary School School-In-Charge MANOLITO A. TEJERO. photo supplied

By Lorelei V. Castillo

THE House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a measure reverting fishponds that have been unutilized or abandoned for three years to forestlands. House Bill 5845 authored by Rep. Linabelle Ruth R. Villarica (4th District, Bulacan) shortens the process of reverting the unutilized fishponds to forestlands, which could spur socioeconomic development in

the countryside. “Environmental laws must be attuned to the demands of climate change as well as the socio-economic needs of the increasing number of people living in our communities,” Villarica said. Villarica said the bill amends Section 43 of Presidential Decree No. 705, otherwise known as the Revised Forestry Reform Code of the Philippines. The measure substituted House Bill 5289 and was endorsed for plenary approval

by the House Committee on Natural Resources, chaired by Rep. Francisco T. Matugas (1st District, Surigao Del Norte). Villarica said under PD 705, mangrove and other swamps released by Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) for fishpond purposes that have been unutilized and abandoned for a period of five years from the date of such release should revert to the category of forestland. The bill seeks to shorten

the period of reverting to forestlands the fishponds, which have been unutilized or abandoned from five to three years, Villarica said. The fishponds could be utilized for mangrove propagation or promotion of eco-tourism activities to jumpstart the economy of communities wanting in socio-economic development, according to Villarica. Villarica, chairperson of the House Committee on Women and Gender Equality, said under PD

705, strips of mangrove forest bordering numerous islands, which protect the shoreline, the shoreline roads, and even coastal communities from the destructive force of the sea during high winds and typhoons, shall be maintained and shall not be alienated. Villarica said such strips must be kept free from artificial obstruction so that floodwater will flow unimpeded into the sea to avoid flooding or inundation of cultivated areas in the up-

stream. Under the bill, all mangrove swamps, set aside for coastal-protection purposes shall not be subject to the clear-cutting operation. The Depar tment of

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JAMIL A. LUMIGIS/EBRAHIM LUMIGIS -Appropriation CASE NO. 2015-10-1756 Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For appropriation to operate TAXI AIRCON service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on SEPT 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August,2015. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Aug 29, 2015

JOEL PAURAN Applicant/s

CASE NO. 2015-10-1773

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for Approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line ;Dansolihon to Carmen Market and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on SEPT 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August,2015. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Aug 29, 2015

IVE LUSDOG Applicant/s

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority for Approval of operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Iponan and vice versa with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on September 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/ (s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/ their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2015. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Aug 29, 2015

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For appropriation to operate TAXI AIRCON service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on SEPT 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27th day of August, 2015. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Aug 29, 2015

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ERRATUM THE NOTICE OF HEARING OF ROBERT ALQUUITELA, JR, UNDER CASE NO.2015-10-1650,THE EXACT ROUTE APPLIED, COGON MARKET TO GUSA/CUGMAN AND VICE VERSA: OUR APOLOGY:

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For approval of operate taxi aircon service on the line ;Withon Cagayan de oro city ny point in Region X with the use of ONE(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on SEPT 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27TH day of August, 2015.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Xavier heights and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on SEPT 3, 2015, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant/(s) Petitioner(s) shall formally submit his/her/their evidence. The Applicant(s)Petitioner (s)shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies)opposed to the approval /granting of the application /petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to required additional documentary evidence and /or his/ her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 27TH day of August, 2015.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Aug 29, 2015

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More than 500 pilgrims avail of Ata Manobo: Lanao del Norte’s Hajj program A Listahanan hero Sta. Mesa, Manila -- 509 Muslim pilgrims from different towns of Lanao del Norte and nearby cities of Iligan and Marawi availed of Lanao del Norte’s Hajj (pilgrimage) program organized by the provincial government. This is the 11th year of implementation of the Hajj program since it was launched last 2004 as part of the Dimaporo-Quibranza Initiative. This unique pilgrimage program is the only one of its kind being implemented throughout the country. The Hajj program was created by erstwhile Governor now Representative Abdullah Dimaporo and continued during the administrations of Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo and present Governor Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo. “In Lanao del Norte, we give both Christians and Muslims equal opportunities to exercise their faith. We believe that by having more God-fearing Christians and faithful Muslims this will ultimately result to a more peaceful and progressive Lanao del Norte”, explained Provincial Information Officer Lyndon Calica. The annual Hajj is the largest pilgrimage in the world, and is the fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out by every able-bodied Muslim at least once in their lifetime. Lanao del Norte’s Hajj

Shiek Abdul Malik Manamparan (standing) briefs Muslim pilgrims on their religious obligations during their voyage from Iligan to Manila onboard M/V St. Joan of Arc. photo supplied

program is also fully supported by the Sanggunian Panlalawigan led by ViceGovernor Cristy Atay and Hajj committee chairman Mohamad Moamar Jack Maruhom. Under the Hajj program, enrolled pilgrims receive assistance in securing their passport, vaccination and other required travel documents. They are also assisted in reserving airline seats for their flight to Saudi Arabia. As part of the program, the provincial LGU also help facilitate for the transportation needs of the pilgrims from Lanao del Norte to Manila as well as book their hotel accommodation while awaiting for their scheduled international flight. Composing the Hajj

organizing team are personnel from the Provincial Community Affairs Office (PCAO) and the Provincial Information Office (PIO). “We are thankful to Governor Khalid Dimaporo for continuing this Hajj program. This is a big help

in making our pilgrimage a more meaningful and spiritual experience”, expressed Balo-i Hospital Nurse Patre Raiffah Domato. This year’s Hajj is expected to fall between September 22 to 29, 2015. VNL/ PIO-LDN

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Palma Gil, Talaingod, Davao Del Norte --“Dili gyud babag kanako ang gigikanan o kultura aron mapalambo nako akoang kaugalingon ug akoang pamilya ( My roots and culture will never hinder me from improving my life and that of my family’s ),” Listahanan enumerator Torays Dagwa-an announced. Dagwa-an, 24, an Ata Manobo of Sitio Dalingding, Palma Gil is proud to be take part in the Listahanan assessment of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). He is assigned in Talaingod. “Dako akoang kalipay nga naging parte ko aning survey sa DSWD. Tungod ani matabangan nako akoang mga ka-tribo nga maapil sa Listahanan aron matagaan og higayon nga mahimong benepisaryo sa umaabot nga programa sa gobyerno (I am very happy that I’ve been a part of this survey of DSWD. Through this, I am able to help my fellow tribesman to be interviewed and be given the chance to benefit from upcoming programs of government).” Dagwa-an is also a beneficiary of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer for Indigenous Peoples (MCCT-IP). Beneficiaries of this program are IP families with 0-18 year old children and/or those beyond 18 years old but currently enrolled in Elementary, High School, Alternative Learning System, School of Living Tradition and other indigenous learning systems; IPs living within or outside their ancestral domain; and those located in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA). His wife Genalyn also serves as parent leader of MCCT-IP. Driven Talaingod town is 80 percent Indigenous people (Ata Manobo) mostly occupying the farthest and hilly areas that Listahanan enumerators have to walk for hours just to reach the IP residents. “Lisod pud amoang kahimtang kay bisag taga didto ra mi, dili malikayan nga mahadlok ka tungod sa tribal conflict –pangayao, nga usa ka problema sa kumunidad ug ang kalit mag gyera ang sundalo ug militante sa amoang lugar. Pero pinaka-importante nakig coordinate mi sa mga lider ug mapasabot nimu ang programa sa ilaha (Our situation is difficult. Even if we are from the area, we could not help but be apprehensive because of the tribal conflict which is one of the problems in the community, and also the armed encounters between the military and

the rebels. But what matters most is coordinating with the local leaders and making them understand the purpose of the survey). Dagwa-an recalled when his team was caught in a crossfire between rebels and military troops in the nearby sitio while they had an on-going assessment in Sitio Nasilaban. “Ang among gibuhat nitago lang mi sa eskwelahan ug human sa buto-buto amoang gibalikan pa ang balay nga wala pa nahuman og survey kay maluoy mi kung amoang biyaan (My team hid at a nearby school then resumed the survey after the crossfire because we didn’t want to miss out on any family).” The determination and sincerity of Dagwa-an and his group made them heroes and endeared them to their own community. Blessed community DSWD already covers Talaingod with anti-poverty convergence programs like Pantawid Pamilya, Kalahi-CIDSS, Sustainable Livelihood, Supplementary Feeding, Social Pension and many more. Dagwa-an also benefited from a solar lighting project of Kalahi-CIDSS in 2013. “Kining pagka-enumerator nako dako nga tabang sa akoang kumunidad, masabtan nako ang linguahe ug akoa pud mapasabot sa ilaha nga ang gobyerno dili mupasagad kanamo nga mga IP (My being an enumerator is an advantage to my community as I know the dialect and I can let them understand that government will not leave out the IPs).” “In this second round Listahanan assessment, DSWD expects to have an expanded and updated database of poor including the IPs. This will also serve as a tool in determining the potential beneficiaries of existing and future programs and services of the department and other agencies,” DSWD Regional Director Priscilla Razon emphasized earlier. Listahanan or Talaan ng Pamilyang Nangangailangan is a database of poor households. It is a functional, objective and transparent targeting system that identifies who and where the poor are, thus reducing leakage of social services to non-poor and minimizing exclusion of the poor from said social services. Listahanan helps government properly allocate and equitably distribute its limited resources to proper beneficiaries. (DSWD/Florame B. Espada/ccd)

RP pastry business grows as Pinoy taste evolves Red Ribbon capitalizes on Filipinos’ predisposition to turn the ordinary into unforgettable sweet moments Pasig, Philippines – July 29, 2015 – In a survey released in 2013 by the Annual Survey of Philippine Business and Industry (ASPBI), the number of manufacturing establishments for 2010 reached more than 16,000. Interestingly enough, manufacturers of breads, pastries, cakes, pies and other similar perishable bakery products accounted for 20.3 percent or more than 3,000 of the total number of establishments. This was a far cry from a time when small, independent neighborhood bakeries catered mostly to residents of small towns and barangays to the massive industry that it is today where bakeries are now conspicuously present in malls and other large commercial areas. The industry has grown to

what is now a large scale concern also evidenced, not only the proliferation of many branches by the key players, but also by the entry of foreign brands. The growth of the industry has not only been a source of employment; it has been responsible for changing the way Filipinos eat and enjoy food that was, only a few decades ago, not the usual fare. “Decades ago, the usual merienda would be the regular Filipino fare, the kakanins,” said Zinnia Rivera, general manager of Red Ribbon. “Today, cakes, pastries and breads have now become common food items in Filipino homes and enjoyed every day.” As one of the leading bakeries in the country, Red Ribbon has endeavored to make the consumption of cakes, breads and pastries a regular fare. What sets the company

apart is its inherent understanding of the market that allows it to innovate its product offerings to better delight customers. Aside from its bestselling favorites like Black Forest, Triple Chocolate roll, Butter Mamon, and Dedication Cakes, Red Ribbon leads in developing flavors and variants that celebrate the many occasions Filipinos observe such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas, Easter, and the like. “We have always made it a point to understand what our consumers want and what resonates with them especially when celebratory occasions are concerned.” Rivera added. Rivera said that the company is a firm believer in reinventing best-selling items into limited edition offerings that celebrate a much-loved occasion. Its classic and novel sweet offerings have never failed to impress

and endear the brand to its consumers because it touches the heart where it matters. “I believe that that the ability to re-invent our products is what keeps us relevant to our consumers,” she added. For instance, we have developed many new variants of mamons and cakes that have since become favorites such as the Cookies and Cream Mamon, Caramel Mamon, Choco Banana Split Cake, and Dedication Cakes, just to name a few.” Today, Red Ribbon remains a much-loved brand in the minds and hearts of its customers because it has succeeded where it matters most: in being a part of everyday sweet moments for Filipino families for many years now. And for as long as Filipinos come together, Red Ribbon will remain relevant and will always lead in evolving the way we strengthen family ties.


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Devolve regulation of inland waters to Bangsamoro, gov’t negotiator asks WHO will have jurisdiction over inland waters in the Bangsamoro autonomous region? If the substitute bill in the Senate overrides the House version, the autonomous government in the Bangsamoro will lose supervision over fisheries and other resources found in all inland bodies of water in the region like lakes and rivers. “This deletion in the Senate Bill 2894 is troubling,” said government chief negotiator Miriam CoronelFerrer. “The autonomous government plays the crucial role of developing a regional development and environmental plan that would put in sync the regulation of all inland waters, along with municipal coastal waters, a power devolved to local governments. Why take away this integrative role of the Bangsamoro govern-

ment when even Regional Development Councils (RDC) of administrative regions are mandated to do this? Since an autonomous region will not have such an administrative RDC, are we reverting such integrative role over inland waters in the far-flung Bsngsamoro parts of Mindanao to the national government in Metro Manila?” Agus hydropower not affected Coronel-Ferrer said one other possible reason that the provision granting exclusive power over inland waters was deleted is the concern over Lake Lanao, the water source that powers the Agus hydropower plants. Some sectors have expressed fears that the future Bangsamoro government will arbitrarily close down Lake Lanao, aggravating the current undersupply of

electric power in Mindanao. “The local population benefit from the presence of the power plants that supply them with electricity and government revenues, aside from minimizing flooding in the low-lying areas,” said Coronel-Ferrer. “Moreover, since the Agus power plants are connected to the Mindanao grid and the cascading waters of Lake Lanao cross over to other local governments outside of the prospective Bangsamoro government, then the Bangsamoro government will not exercise exclusive control and supervision over these waters and utilities,” added Coronel-Ferrer. In all, she emphasized, there will be no change in the ownership and management of the Agus power plants even after the Bangsamoro government is installed.

“Unless water levels reach rock bottom due to climate change, the blessings from the resource and the power utilities will continue to benefit Mindanao. When conditions become severe, naturally, the basic needs of the people in the locality will take precedence,” the chief negotiator explained. She added that the best way we can address an energy crisis is by building more power plants using alternative energy resources like solar and wind power, instead of unreasonably taking away management of inland waters from the autonomous government and the local governments where they belong. “We need to take away the fear and distrust if we can coexist and realize the best potential of each other,” said Coronel-Ferrer. “Also, let us stop thinking of the

Bangsamoro people as our little brown brothers who need our paternal guidance. Let us also not assume that the Bangsamoro government will oppress their own local governments.” Bangsamoro waters intact Meanwhile, the government panel thanked both Houses of Congress for upholding the proposed extension of Bangsamoro coastal waters to 22.224 kilometers (12 nautical miles) from the low-water mark of the coasts of municipalities that will join the Bangsamoro region. Bangsamoro waters will thus extend as additional 7.224 kilometers beyond the 15-kilometer municipal waters. Central government and Bangsamoro government powers over the Bangsamoro waters shall be as defined in the proposed

Bangsamoro law. For example, the Bangsamoro government will have exclusive jurisdiction over fisheries resources, but not over fossil fuels, defense and security in these coastal waters. Zones of Cooperation deleted Coronel-Ferrer noted, however, that the Zones of Joint Cooperation that will be established in parts of Sulu Sea and the Moro Gulf was deleted in Senate Bill No. 2894. This was retained in the current House version. “We are appealing to the Senate to reconsider the provisions regarding the Zones of Joint Cooperation. There are no constitutional issues with these provisions to begin with,” CoronelFerrer said. The chief negotiator See waters, page A11

Division Chief Francisco Santos of BFAR talks with coastal residents of Sultan Naga Dimaporo to assess the needed livelihood assistance appropriate for this thriving town in Lanao del Norte.photo provided

Congressman Dimaporo calls for more livelihood assistance

Tubod, Lanao del Norte -- To provide residents of coastal communities with much-needed livelihood trainings and assistance from national government, 2nd District Representative Abdullah Dimaporo enlisted the help of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and National Fisheries Research and Development Institute(NFRDI). From August 12 to 15, 2015, a team led by Francisco Santos of the Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Research and Development Division (IFARDD) under BFAR conducted rapid assessment activities in coastal communities of Sultan Naga

Dimaporo (SND). “We are very happy with the full cooperation shown by the people of SND. We now have a clear picture of the fishing status here in Lanao del Norte particularly in SND”, expressed Santos. During their evaluation and interviews of local fisherfolks, the Assessment Team were able to threshed out prevailing problems in the coastal barangays and validate fisheries data to determine the best strategy to improve the livelihood of these fishing communities as well as the appropriate aquaculture training recommended for each clustered barangays. Members of the Rapid

Assessment Team include a technician from the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO), PCAO and PIO personnel and staff from the 2nd Congressional District’s Office. “We are taking a holistic approach in providing livellihood assistance to identified communities. All the trainings in the world would only be useless if a person has the wrong working attitude”, The livelihood training and assistance initiative of Congressman Dimaporo is currently being piloted in Sultan Naga Dimaporo where the biggest Mariculture park in Mindanao is located. VNL/PIO-LDN


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The Celebration Continues Article and Photos by Clement Dampal II (www.bestspotsph.com)

The Philippines is a country rich of festivals whole year round from January to December. It is said that each distinct festivals or commonly called “fiesta” has been part of the Filipino culture. These festivities serves and associated with specific purpose depending on the local communities either to commemorate and/or thanksgiving to one’s religious patron saint or to provide a sense of involvement to the

culture and tradition of that particular locality. Nonetheless, the celebration continues. In Cagayan de Oro particularly, the most important religious festival is the Feast of St. Augustine celebrated every August of the year most specifically every 28th of the month. It is a month-long celebration of religious, entertainment, cultural, social, and tradition. It is a communal religious feast to honor

the Patron Saint Augustine which serves a cultural and religious significance to the city. One of the said activities is the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade, a street festival marked by merry making an explosion of colors and synchronized singing and dancing. Revelers walk and dance to an international beat and flavor of Carnival- Cagayan de Oro style. Now on its 2nd year, the Cagayan de Oro Carnival Parade successfully concluded last August 23, 2015 (Sunday) with 5 contingents namely Macasandig National High School, Lapasan National High School, Barangay Carmen, Lumad Gusanon, and Barangay 21 stretching along Velez St. to Kiosko Kagawasan, Plaza Divisoria for the total performance. The event highlighted two types namely the Street dancing harmonized

by the beat of the music while enjoying their smooth presentation dressed to express the uniqueness of each locals, and the Carnival Queen featuring colorful and mixture of traditional ethnic inspired cultures showcasing the beauty of a Festival Queen. Participating groups were judged on their costumes, dance steps, and the totality of their given performance. Evaluated by respected individuals in the given field, the panel of judges includes Dr. Rowie Lim of Earist University in Manila, Ms Joan Bayona (Bukidnon Tourism Officer), and Mr Christian Aguado. Macasandig National High School was announced

as the Champion of the Street Dancing category as they showcased their grand costume during the parade accompanied with lively and synchronized dancing and received a certificate worth P100,000.00. Lumad Gusan-on garnered as the 2nd Placer receiving P60,000.00 while Barangay Carmen placed on the 3rd Row receiving P40,000.00. On the other hand, Ms Theresa Denesse I. Perez of Brgy. 21 (Kap 21 Gigi Go) was crowned as the Higalaay Carnival Queen for this year receiving P10,000.00. Lumad Gusanon topped the 2nd Place with P6,000.00 prize and Brgy. Carmen received

P4,000.00 as the 3rd Placer of the said category. Other awards includes the Most Thematic given to Macasandig National High School, Most Disciplined Award given to Brgy. Carmen, and Most Festive Higalaay Award given to Lumad Gusan-on. The carnival parade was also supported by the winners of Miss Cagayan de Oro 2015 Pageant as they waved their charms to the spectators, and the Neo-Higaonon dress of Emmanuel Mulawan, the man behind the winner of the World Costumes Festival Mindanao 2015. The event ended with an after-party.

CDOTC 13TH ANNIVERSARY OPENING CEREMONY: A GIANT SUCCESS

CDOTC – CAGAYAN DE ORO TALENT CENTER celebrate its 13 YEARS ANNIVERSARY with A BIG BANG dubbed “TADA GYUD HIGALAAY FESTIVAL FASHION EVENT last August 15, 2015 at Gaisano City Mall Activity Area . The event were participated by HUNDREDS of CDOTC MODELS wearing in their FESTIVAL Attire, also in the guests performers are the following CERTIFIED CDOTC TALENTS: The award-winning URBAN MYX DANCE CREW, “Andoy” of Voice Kids Philippines , Miss Little CDO 2015 Winner Princess Exin and the 12 Official Candidates of Miss CAGAYAN DE ORO 2015. CDOTC 13TH Anniversary 4 Month Long celebration ends on October 25, 2015. For the RECORD, CDOTC already have 4,887 members and counting. The organization was founded on OCTOBER 22, 2002 by GABBY B. BACARRO also known as DADDY GABBY. photo by MYK ROA and LITO HOMONLAY


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DSWD beneficiaries joins the Regional Kahimunan Trade Fair 2015 Written by Jamila M. Taha, DSWD

Cagayan de Oro City -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development extends its partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry in developing micro-entrepreneurs and locally made products from among its program participants in the Sustainable Livelihood Program. In 2014, the DSWD through the support of the Local Government Unit of Poona Piagapo, Lanao del Norte facilitated the foremost participation of the Poona Piagapo Parent Leaders Association tagged as the “Poona’s Finest” in the DTI’s Regional Kahimunan Trade Fair. The Kahimunan Trade Fair started in 2007 as a program strategy of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region 10, whereby selected Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from all over the region are gathered in one market place to sell their products. This event supports the promotion of native products from foods to handicrafts, allowing the micro-entrepreneurs expand their business ventures and network of support providers. This year, the Poona’s Finest is again selected as

one of the exhibitors to this event. Their booth showcases the very famous and colorful hand-woven fabrics called “Bunil”, which is an old-age traditional handicrafts of Maranaos using the finest threads in creating quality bed sheets, table runners, place mats and the like. The Poona’s Finest also displays their very own Virgin Coconut Oil and Turmeric Coffee which was primarily created under the Sustainable Livelihood Program in 2013 whereby 30 selected Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are organized and trained to establish, develop and manage the said products. The Regional Kahimunan Trade Fair 2015 display starts on August 22 and will end on August 30 cited at the heart of the SM Super Mall, Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City.

Ms. Tata Samporna, member of the Poona Piagapo Parent Leaders Association says, “as an exhibitor to this event, we are earning about P5,000 pesos daily apart from the bulk of product orders we are getting from the customers”. “Before, it was only a dream for us to sell our products, thankfully the DSWD and DTI provided us this opportunity not only to feature what we have learned but also to enjoy the city life, far from our simple living in the hinterland”, she added.

Poona’s Finest Products includes “Bunil”, Virgin Coconut Oil, Turmeric Coffee and some sweets. photos supplied

Kalahi-CIDSS inaugurates 2nd Sub-Regional Program Management Office Agusan del Sur – The D e p ar t m e nt of S o c i a l Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga dedicated its Kapit-Bisig Laban sa

Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KalahiCIDSS) Sub-Regional Program Management Office

Dir. Minda B. Brigoli and Asst. Regional Director for Operations Mita G. Lim joined in on the short, yet solemn celebration of the dedication of the Kalahi-CIDSS SubRegional Program Management Office Station at San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.

Members of the Kalahi-CIDSS Regional Program Management Office (RPMO), SRPMO, Area Coordinating Team (ACT) and Municipal Coordinating Team (MCT) of San Francisco, ADS and guests cheerfully pose with Dir. Brigoli and ARDO Lim during the celebration of the dedication of the Cluster 3 and 4 SRPMO Station. photos supplied

(SRPMO) 2 station at Dela Rosa Building, Barangay 1, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur last August 13, 2015. Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli was on hand to celebrate the longawaited inauguration of the station, together with

Assistant Regional Director for Operations Mita G. Lim, the Regional Program Management Office (RPMO), SRPMO, Area/ Municipal Coordinating Teams (ACT/MCT) of San Francisco and guests. Director Brigoli ex-

pressed her warm wishes to the occupants of the station, hoping that blessings would come to those occupying the building and to those who are benefiting from, and part of the operations of Kalahi-CIDSS. T he c re at i on of an

SRPMO ensures faster response and keen monitoring on the operation of the program especially in remote municipalities covered by Kalahi-CIDSS. This also ensures timely submission of documents and a more effective flow of communication from the regional office down to the community level. The SRPMO will house field workers assigned to cover the program operations of Kalahi-CIDSS, specifically, the social, infrastructure, and financial aspects of KalahiCIDSS for clusters 3 and 4. ### (Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga).


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Action speaks louder than words Special Gospel of the day (August29, 2015-Saturday) Luke 2:27-35-And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart

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explained that the provisions creating Zones of Joint Cooperation were placed to protect the indigenous fishers in these waters and enhance connectivity among the islands and Central Mindanao. “It is also provided that there shall be free movement of vessels, goods, and people in these Zones of Joint Cooperation. Fishing rights will not be exclusive to local fishers but they will enjoy preferential rights,” said Coronel-Ferrer. Coronel-Ferrer also corrected the misinformation that the name of the Sulu Sea will be changed to Bangsamoro Sea. As proposed, the Zones of Cooperation will be managed by a council made up of representatives of the national, regional and local governments along the coasts. “We hope that the Senate will reinstate the Zones of Joint Cooperation. The provisions were carefully crafted with due regard to the dependence as a source of livelihood on, and cultural and historical affinity of the Bangsamoro people to these waters. They will not prejudice the right of all Filipinos to have a just share to the resources and to enjoy free access to the zones,” said Ferrer. “In the long run, a functional council for these zones will ensure the sustainability of the fish stocks and strengthen the rule of law in these waters, Coronel-Ferrer added.

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features that can be potentially relevant to the community today,” said architect Gloryrose Dy. The torogan is the grand ancestral house of the Maranao royalty known for its intricately carved panolong (beam-ends) with okir designs. Traditionally, this ancient multipurpose dwelling is built upon six to seven large stones that are half buried in the ground, making it adaptable to extreme situations like earthquakes. Mentioning data from a University of the Philippines College of Architecture infographic, Dy said that the torogan is a multi-family shelter of Maranao royalties. It can accommodate the datu and his extended

in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his family. Traditional practices of having two carabaos fight inside test the strength of a torogan. In old times, torogan roof was made of thick cogon grass. But today, this was replaced with GI sheets. The roof, walls, flooring, doors, and windows are made of bamboo tied together with rattan. Aside from the decorations that display status and wealth, the torogan may be designed to resist flood by being elevated to up to 2.21 meters from the ground using tree stumps. Furthermore, elevated piles rest on rounded boulders to act as roller supports during earthquakes. Raised flooring likewise braces the structure against flooding, termite attacks, and wood decay. Apart from the possible practical architectural applications of the torogan in contemporary house making, the group also wants to highlight the cultural significance of this ancient house through their event. One of the main highlights of the event are playtimes with kids with miniature torogan puzzle pieces and an Okir Workshop with Al Nezzar Ali, okir visual artist and scholar. Storytelling, painting, and puzzle building challenges will also be held in the event for kids. Dy said that SwitoDesigns is eying to reproduce these torogan toys by collaborating with local artisans Felix Banlota and toy designer Kim Vale. The current torogan puzzle to be featured in the event is designed by Vale, a fine arts graduate of the Ford Academy of the Arts in Davao City. The puzzle design was based on published studies of the torogan by the late Maranao scholar Dr. Abdullah T. Madale, as well as the architecture thesis of Henna S. Dazo, who surveyed the existing torogan in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. Dazo recently graduated from BS Architecture at the University of the Philippines-Mindanao. Producing these for the market, she said, will help children (aged 6-12) appreciate traditional Filipino architecture more, as opposed to simply buying plastic toy pieces of Western architecture. “My vision is that every Filipino child would know what a torogan House is.

mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed: In Ephesians 6:4And, ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and “admonition” of the Lord. When I was in first year BS Architecture, I did not know there were other Filipino traditional houses because we were only taught that we have the “bahay kubo” in high school and elementary. Now, I want to disprove this notion. With the Balay-Balay 3D Architectural Puzzles, I hope that Filipino children would know more of their local and traditional architecture and be proud of their Filipino heritage. This is how we can contribute to nation building – by starting with the education of our young,” Dy said. SwitoDesigns (Archtitecture Design Studio) is the design arm of social startup Switotwins, Inc. that handles project consultation and management. “We aim to educate, advocate and provide services in the field of architectural designs and research,” said Dy, who is among the people who lead the group. “Switodesigns emphasis is on the design of assembly buildings such as religious buildings, community facilities, convention centers, theatres and cinemas, art galleries, museums and public schools,” she said. “We also take pride in our advocacy to promote environmental designs with the use of recycled materials in our architecture.” “Balay-Balay Ta!” opens on August 28 and will run until September 5 at the Ground Floor of Abreeza Mall. This exhibit and workshop series is funded by the The National Commission for Culture and the Arts. It is set to tour Cagayan de Oro City, Marawi City and Manila after the Davao exhibit for a series of workshops and exhibits.

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representatives from the education sector, local, and government units at the ‘Interventions in Education’ held last Friday, July 24 at The Tent in Enderun Colleges in Taguig City, DepEd Secretary Armin Luistro said Aboitiz is one of the first [partners] to show consistency in its commitment to education. “Aboitiz is a partner in almost anything that the education sector needs. I have never seen an organization extending support from kindergarten all the way to college, and even beyond [graduating] college,” Lu-

This is what the Parents of Jesus did to Jesus since they brought him to the temple. Supposed to be, all parents must do the same because this is the only way to nurture our children in their spiritual life. Unfortunately, there are parents who are negligent to their responsibility towards their children. They brought their chil-

dren in everywhere but forgot to bring them to God. Action speaks louder than words. This means that our good examples are necessary in order that they will grow as good people in this generation: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:

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COMMITTED TO EDUCATION. Aboitiz Group believes that a better learning environment helps the youth realize their dreams. Aboitiz Foundation chaiman Erramon Aboitiz (2nd from left) reaffirms its support to DepEd’s ‘Adopt-a-School’ program as it signs MOU with Secretary Armin Luistro (3rd from left). Also present were Aboitiz Foundation President Susan Valdez and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Sonny Carpio.photos supplied

istro said, encouraging the scholars to make the most out of this opportunity, study hard, and follow their dreams. Aboitiz, through its social development arm, Aboitiz Foundation renewed its commitment and formally presented all its educationrelated projects, including initiatives from its 27 business units. Last year, the Group spent P437 million or 72% of its total corporate social responsibility budget allocation – the biggest so far – to help realize its goal of achieving universal public education by establishing “BetterWorld” schools that promise better learning environment. “Our strong commitment to education resonates in our commitment to help make all Filipino children lifelong learners through our Education for a BetterWorld campaign. We firmly believe that education is where we can make the greatest impact and we continue to advance our efforts to help improve it in our country. Over half of our group-wide CSR budget is allocated for

education-related programs, ” stressed Aboitiz Foundation chairman Erramon Aboitiz. In partnership with DepEd, the Group continuously intensifies the development of special science elementary schools (SSES) and technical-vocational (TechVoc) high schools, constructs Silid Pangarap kindergarten schools in collaboration with the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pagangat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, repairs and constructs regular classrooms, facilitates teacher skills trainings, and grants scholarships and financial assistance to deserving students. Aboitiz congratulated 39 of the company’s college scholars who graduated this year, 23 of whom are with Latin honors. In the last 27 years, more than 27,000 students have benefitted from its scholarship and financial program. Established in 1988, the Aboitiz Foundation continues to pursue its mission to help people help themselves, implementing corporate social responsi-

bility interventions especially in communities where Aboitiz companies operate. The foundation focuses its efforts on education, enterprise development, and environment but also carries out projects on health and well-being, as well as disaster preparedness and response.

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