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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno poses with members of the Cagayan de Oro Filipino-Chinese Community during the February 10 kick off of the 3rd Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival at the Executive House. Photo courtesy of CIO

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Bell Church rings in Chinese New Year By Mike Baños Editor at Large

THE Bell Church of Cagayan de Oro takes center stage in this year’s celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival with New Year’s Eve rites and fireworks at Barangay Macasandig. The rites start at 10AM to be followed at the stroke of midnight by the traditional fireworks courtesy of Phoenix Fireworks. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno will once again be the honored guest of the church. He also joined the same ceremony last year. On the morning of Friday, February 16 the Cagayan See CHINESE, page 11

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno offers an incense stick at the Bell Church altar during the Lunar New Year’s Eve rites at Bell Church, Cagayan de Oro last year. Bell Church Cagayan de Oro welcomes the eve of the Year of the Fire Rooster with a spectacular display of fireworks at Macasandig. Students perform a Lion Dance during the Feb 10 kick-off of the 3rd Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival. Master Elias Ng, spiritual adviser of the Bell Church in the Philippines, welcomes Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno to the 2017 New Year’s Eve rites at Bell Church,Barangay Macasandig. Contributed photos

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La Casa del Chino Ygua, the oldest house in Oro Collated by Mike Baños At the corner of Don Apolinar Velez and Archbishop Santiago Hayes streets stands an unimposing two story brick building

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Iskolar Ko Ni Bambi generates 19,000 grads since 2007 Story and photo by MARK FRANCISCO

THE g roundbre a k ing educational flagship of Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano since he was still congressman, Iskolar Ko Ni Bambi (IKNB) – named after the governor’s nickname, has already produced 19,000 college graduates from all over Misamis Oriental since 2007. It doesn’t matter on whether the scholars prefer to take their tertiary here in Cagayan de Oro City. As long as they are certified residents of Misamis Oriental, they can apply for scholarship with a minimum set of requirements needed. For this semester, there are currently a total of 3,000 scholars most of whom gathered at Tagoloan Dome last See generates, page 11

Maco recipients thank LGU Panabo holds Youth Forum Comval’s “Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan” program By Jasmine Paras Photos by Jazzer Tesoro and Real Cadayona CIO Panabo

Maco, Compostela Valley-- For senior citizens, 83-year old Mateo and Irene Guban of Barangay Limbo, Maco, the opportunity to avail of free medical services close to home is hard to miss. The couple lined up early on February 14, 2018 at Maco Public Elementary School to be registered on the “Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan,” a regular public service program of the provincial government of Comval in cooperation with the municipal local government units and national agencies bringing basic services closer to the people especially on geographically isolated and depressed areas (GIDAs). At 73, Lola Irene complains of hearing problems, saying the aching bothers her. She already had her check up last June 2017 at the Comval Provincial Hospital (CVPH) in Montevista and was not able to go back for follow-up due to financial constraints. “Maayo na lang miabot diri ang hinabang gikan sa gobyerno. Di nako magastuhan sa pamiliti pa lang daan. Ako pung bana, naa pud gibati nga dili maayo kay tiguwang na lage mi.

Comval’s Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan goes to Maco on February 14, 2018 at Limbo Elementary School targeting to serve 2,840 individuals on free dental and medical services, free legal services, free haircut, distribution of food packs and seedlings from various agencies as well as trainings on first aid and basic life support given among students. (albert dayao/ID COMVAL)

Mao nga pa-check up dayun mi kay libre baya,” she said. This month’s serbisyo caravan program also introduced the latest service that can be availed of by the community which is the spiritual counselling. “Maski unsa ka-guapo sa programa nga gihatag nga serbisyo sa gobyerno, as long as the people doesn’t have the spiritual foundation, wala lang gihapon. In fact, mugawas mi karon para ampuan namu tong masakitun nga nagpa-medikal. It’s not only in the room that we give counselling but we will also

roam around and pray for them,” said Executive Assistant Mario Angelo Sotto, Moral recovery program coordinator. “We will strengthen this program, and for the next Sambayanan, paningkamutan nato nga maplastar nato sya nga matagaan ug gibug-atun ug importansya,” he added. Charlene R. Gasta, a teacher who attended the counselling, expressed her appreciation saying “ganahan kaayo ko kay makauplift sa spirit, makahatag See thank, page 11

PANABO CITY, Davao del Norte - The Local Youth Development Office under the leadership of Mayor James Gamao, in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), conducted the 1st Sectoral Youth Forum on the SK Reform Act of 10742 and Moral Values on February 12 at the City Hall Function Room, Brgy. J.P. Laurel. SK R.A. 10742 also known as the Sanguniang Kabataan Reform Law, is an Act creating mechanisms for youth participation in the Local Government Office and for other purposes. Among the youth leaders in attendance were from

the Academe, Indigenous People (IP), Muslim Affairs, Religious groups and Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP). Resource Speaker and City Local Government Operation Officer (CLGOO) Danilo Hernandez discussed the functions and vital role of the youth sectors in nation-building. “The activity aims to provide an avenue to youth leaders to increase awareness on the different guidelines, approaches, plans and programs for the

youth development in the city”, he said. DILG Provincial Focal Person Ray Jan Sauping educates the youth on SK Reform Act which features age requirement raised from 15-17 to 18-24 years old on the day of election. On the other hand, SK officials should undergo leadership trainings to learn about good government practices and transparency. Another notable feature is the Anti-Political Dynasty See holds, page 11


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LIFE’S INSPIRATION: “… For God so loved the world He Himself came down to earth from heaven, in the form of man with flesh and blood and accepted in Himself the penalty of man’s sinfulness, so that whoever accepts and receives Him as God and Savior, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, will not perish, will have eternal life, and will be given the right to become a child of God…” (John 3:16, The Sole Way version of the Holy Bible). -oooVA L E N T I N E P S (POSTCRIPT): GOD’S DEEP LOVE FOR MAN: There are many narratives in the Bible which depict the deep love of Jesus, our God and Savior, for all mankind. The first of these pertains to the story of Jesus agonizing at his impending crucifixion and death on the cross, and which is found in Matthew 26:36-45, Mark 14:32-42 and Luke 22:39-46 of the Bible.
 In this story, Jesus is portrayed as being sorrowful and troubled, knowing as He did what was going to happen to him in just a

few hours, even prompting Him to say, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Certainly, this is a powerful picture of Jesus in his human attributes, especially when this is viewed in the light of His subsequent statement: “My Father, if it is possible, may this cub be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Indeed, He accepted suffering and death on the cross, to make manifest His love for us! -oooJESUS FLOGGED, ON ORDERS OF PILATE: Then, in the Gospels of Matthew (27:26), Mark (15:15), and John (19:1), the Jesus is described has having been flogged, on orders of Pilate. In the Gospel of Luke, there is even no direct reference to it whatsoever. This makes one wonder: what then is the importance of Jesus having been flogged? To me, the significance of this event is to show the wickedness which man could descend to, if he has become totally separated from God, unwilling to comply with His com-

mands, laws and decrees. While man is a dearly loved creation by God, he could become a beastly creation, rejecting even God the moment he stops believing and hardening his heart against God’s teachings and direction. This situation is of course to be avoided, for it leads us to nowhere but hell. God Himself has shown man the way to avoid hell, and it is by placing his faith in Him. -oooCROWNING OF JESUS WITH THORNS: Then, there are verses that talk about the crowning of Jesus with thorns, and the account of this event is found in Matthew 27:29, Mark 15:17, John 19:2 of the Bible. There is no account of it in the Gospel of Luke. According to these passages, Pilate had tried to release Jesus who, by then, was presented to Him after He was arrested, but the crowd instead asked for the release of another man, Barabbas, the convicted murderer, and insisted that Jesus be crucified. Jesus was subsequently

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Think a minute. There were two very sick men who shared a room in a hospital. The man whose bed was by the window was allowed to sit up for an hour each day to help drain the fluid from his lungs. But the other man, who was not able to sit up, spent all his time laying flat on his back. The two men talked for several hours each day. They talked about their wives and families, their jobs and life’s experiences. Every day when the man by the window sat up on his bed for an hour, he told his roommate all the things he could see outside the window. He told him

about the park with its lovely lake and gardens. It made the other man so happy because he could not sit up to look out; so he looked forward to that one hour every day as he listened to his roommate talk about the people and beauty of the world outside their hospital window. One night, the man by the window died in his sleep. The other sick man who shared his room was very sad. He missed his roommate who had told him about the beautiful world through their hospital window. Then one day he asked if his bed could be moved to the window where his friend had been.

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He couldn’t wait to finally see the beautiful world outside. But when he turned his head to look out the window, he was shocked to see nothing but a dirty blank wall! When the man told the nurse all the things his roommate had seen through the window and told him about, the nurse said to him: “Your friend who sat by the window was blind! He could not even see that wall! I think he just wanted to make your life happy.” Jesus told us that the only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. The only way to find your real, satisfying life is to give

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A dangerous game GENERAL Santos City-“Muingon mo’g diktador? Diktador gyud ko. Kay hindi ko mag-diktador [#*!#*!] walang mangyayari sa bayan na ‘to. Tinuod,” MindaNews quoted President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Other national media online did the same. His Cebuano-Tagalog in English: “You say I’m a dictator? I’m really a dictator. Because if I will not be a dictator (expletive), nothing will happen in this country. That’s true.

He spoke in Cebuano interspersed with Tagalog and English aired live over state-owned PTV4 in Malacañan last February 7 to 217 NPA surrenderers from Mindanao. *** *** *** Did he just speak to the NPA surrenderers? He did to all NPAs, Communists and their umbrella and front organizations; to all his critics, leftists, activists and political opposition. He admitted being re-

ally a dictator, flirting with dictatorship. He twitted his critics and adversaries for calling him “dictator”, agitating them to do more. He was egging them to play a dangerous game – flirting with and courting dictatorship. Without him as dictator, nothing good will happen to the country. Proof? The brutal, bloody war on drugs; the destruction of Marawi to destroy the Maute ISIS-Daesh terrorism; the

continuing martial law in Mindanao to wipe out other forms of terrorism and the Communist-NPA insurgency. For all these, he has been called “dictator”. But they are good, he said, and could not have happened had he not acted as dictator. And, he swore — with expletives – to make more good things to happen with him as dictator! *** *** *** See game, page 5


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Military ‘unearth’ food packs , medical supplies in Bukidnon By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Soldiers conducting security patrol unearthed packed foods, medical supplies, and rice in plastic containers buried in a remote village in Valencia City, Bukidnon, the military reported Thursday. Lt. Sancho S. Tomaquin , the spokesperson of the army’s 88th Infantry Battalion based in Maramag, Bukidnon, said that the troops unearthed 67 plastic water contain-

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So, the dangerous game will go on. More condemnation, more protests – ugly namecalling and caricature, effigy burning, NPA ambushes, et cetera, etcetera. The louder the vows to continue until Duterte steps down or is removed. The protesters, critics, activists and political opposition, damning Duterte and his administration, will feel triumphant with the social media and street responses. And so will be the NPAs, the CPP and NDF with more ambushes and burnings. Duterte is a calculating warrior, raised in the streets. “Don’t support a dictator.” Hear the ring of irony? He knows. If the people see as good what he is doing for the country

ers filled with rice, medical supplies, and assorted food items packed in plastics. He said that the items were buried in the remote village of Bulacao in Concepcion, a few kilometers from Valencia City in Bukidnon Wednesday while the troops were conducting “focused” military operations in the area. Tomaquin said that the troops were dispatched to the area after concerned residents tipped off the police and military of the presence

as a dictator, they will support him. More protests, more criticisms, more street marches, more NPA ambushes and burnings, et cetera, et cetera, can destabilize the country, can raise anger. Duterte will ride on these to expand nationwide martial law and be a dictator for the good of the country. *** *** *** Duter te proclaimed martial law in Marawi and the entire Mindanao for 60 days on May 23, 2017, had it extended until end of 2017, and for the entire 2018 as recommended by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police. The Congress, and then the Supreme Court, approved the 60-day declaration and its subsequent double extension. The Supreme Court

of armed groups conducting extortion activities in the village. The unidentified armed group was believed to be members of the terrorists Communists New People’s Army (NPA) whom community residents accused of extorting them supplies in cash and in kind, Tomaquin said. According to Tomaquin, the residents claimed that they were already tired and afraid of the NPA terrorists’ extortion, especially forcing them to provide food, money,

(INQUIRER.net, February 6, 2018: Constitution ‘silent’ on number of times martial law may be extended – SC) ruled in its decision dismissing four petitions against martial law extension: “The Constitution is silent on how many times Congress may extend a proclamation of martial law or the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus. It also does not fix a period for the duration of any extension of a proclamation or suspension.” It noted: “The 60-day period of the initial proclamation and/or suspension by the President cannot be considered to apply to any extension as determined by Congress.” In their dissenting opinions, five members of the Court, as reported by The Philippine Star of February 11, 2018, the “SC decisions

and materials and transporting the supplies to the terrorist’s supply drop-off points. Tomaquin said that the unearthed materials and supplies were believed to be the same items purportedly collected by the NPA through extortion in the villages in Concepcion and in the nearby city of Valencia in Bukidnon. In a statement, Lieutenant Colonel Randy O Remonte, Commanding Officer of the 88IB of the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, thanked

on ML extension creates grounds for dictatorship”. Martial law, according to Article VII, Sec. 17 of the 1987 Constitution, can be extended on only one condition, “if the invasion or rebellion shall persist and public safety shall require it”. This was completely ignored; only the President on the advice of the military and the police has the say on the condition. *** *** ***

and appreciated the support of the residents of Brgy. Concepcion, Valencia City. “We would not be able to locate the items without the vigilance and cooperation of the residents in the area. The incident is another manifestation that the NPA terrorists are losing the support of the people,” Remonte said. Remonte also warned that aiding the terrorists is against the law as provided under Section 4 of Republic Act 10168. (with the 88IB report)

Duterte enjoys the dangerous game. More criticisms, protests, demonstrations, name-calling, effigy burning, NPA ambushes and burning, et cetera, et cetera, will give him the ammo to declare martial law nationwide and rule as dictator. Who will stop him? Surely, not the Congress, not the Supreme Court; not China or Russia. (MindaViews is the opinion section

of MindaNews. Patriicio P. Diaz was editor in chief of the Mindanao Cross in Cotabato City and later the Mindanao Kris. He is the recipient of a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Titus Brandsma for his ‘commitment to education and public information to Mindanawons as Journalist, Educator, and Peace Advocate.’ You may e-mail your comments to patponcediaz@yahoo.com)

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Meets with Kuwait Ambassador to the Philippines, Rebel Returnees and Stakeholders from the Labor Sector President Rodrigo Roa Duterte convenes with the various government and non-government stakeholders from the labor sector at the Malacañan Palace on February 7, 2018. Among the issues discussed include the contractualizations, wage setting, government cash subsidy, the workers’ representation in Tripartite Bodies, recruitment and facilitation fees and freedom of association in economic zones. Joining the President is Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III. richard madelo/presidential photo

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Malacañang has assured repatriated Filipino workers from Kuwait that the government would attend to their employment needs amid the President’s order to impose a total ban on their deployment to the Gulf nation. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. in a press briefing here explained President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to ban Filipinos from seeking work in the Arab nation, following the

reported abuses of Kuwaiti employers against overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “Siguro po itong major decision na ipagbawal ang deployment sa Kuwait ng ating mga Pilipinong kababayan ay patunay po na pinangangalagaan ng ating Pangulo ang seguridad at pagkatao ng ating mga Pilipinong kapatid,” Roque stressed. To address the plight of returning OFWs who will have to look for new jobs,

(UAE). Led by the DTI’s Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (DTI-CITEM), in partnership with Philippine Trade and Investment Center Dubai (PTIC-Dubai), the Philippine delegation is keen to showcase the country’s top halal-certified, healthy and organic products, including fruits and vegetables, seafood and marine products, ethnic and gourmet selections, and other functional food and beverage products. Known as the world’s

biggest food and hospitality trade event, Gulfood is a one-stop platform for the latest tastes, trends and innovation in the international food industry. In 2017, the four-day event was participated in by around 5,000 companies and was attended by 97,000 trade buyers all over the world. With FoodPhilippines’ participation in the Gulfood 2018, DTI-CITEM is looking to rake in at least USD110-million export deals. Locals, visitors, and trade buyers from Muslim-

dominated nations such as the Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain that are all part of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are expected to visit the said trade event. Saudi Arabia remains the largest food consuming GCC nation due to its large population base. The fastest growth rate for food consumption, however, is seen in Qatar and UAE with an annual growth of about 5.5 and 4.8 percent, respectively.

Roque said the national government has directed its missions to find alternative work for them, particularly in countries that are signatories to International Labour Organization (ILO) conventions protecting migrant workers’ rights. “Ang tinitingnan po natin, mga bansa gaya ng Oman at Bahrain na walang kahit anong reklamo pong pang-aabuso sa ating mga kapwa Pilipino,” he cited. The Spokesperson fur-

ther said those who voluntarily repatriated would receive P5,000 worth of immediate financial assistance, in addition to the P20,000 livelihood aid from the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). President Duterte ordered the ban of Filipino deployment to the Arab nation after the body of a migrant Filipina worker was found in a freezer. See jobs, page 10

23 PH firms join Gulfood 2018 in UAE Honda PH recalls 2013

MANILA -- In its effort to fully participate in the global Halal market, the Department of Trade and Industry is assisting 23 Philippine companies in showcasing the best of Philippine food products in Dubai from Feb. 18 to 21, 2018. The exhibition will be under the FoodPhilippines country pavilion at the 23rd edition of Gulfood, or the Gulf Food Hotel and Equipment Exhibition and Salon Culinaire, to be held at Sheikh Rashid Hall at the Dubai World Trade Center, United Arab Emirates

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models of City, Jazz, Pilot By Kris Crismundo

MANILA -- Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is recalling a total of 9,951 vehicles from its 2013 models of City, Jazz, and Pilot due to airbag inflator error. In HCPI’s letter to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Japanese car company is recalling 8,520 units of Honda City Year Model 2013; 1,259 units of Honda Jazz Year Model 2013; and 172 units of Honda Pilot Year Model

2013. HCPI said it is conducting a preventive measure campaign and would replace the passenger side of airbag inflator. The company said the replacement would be for free. Car owners with those aforementioned models can bring their cars to HCPI’s 40 car dealers and service outlets nationwide. It said that the replacement of the airbag inflator See recalls, page 11


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GSIS offers emergency loan to members, pensioners in 13 areas The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) is offering emergency loan to a total of 117,411 active members and old-age pensioners in 13 areas in the country. They are those in Albay, who are affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption; in Madridejos and Tabogon in Cebu and Cuartero, Maayon, and Mambusao in Capiz due

to tropical storms Urduja and Agaton; and Zamboanga Del Sur (except Zamboanga City), Lanao Del Norte (except Iligan City), Davao Del Norte, Cagayan de Oro City, Trento in Agusan Del Sur, and Nabunturan and Monkayo in Compostela Valley, because of typhoon Vinta. The deadline for application is March 2 for Albay,

March 6 for Cebu and Capiz, and March 7 for Mindanao areas. A total of 57,291 active members in the areas who have no existing emergen-

cy loans may apply for a Php20,000 loan. The 44,672 active members in the areas who have not yet fully paid their loan may apply for a See loan, page 11

COMMERCIAL LOT FOR SALE Location: Osmeña St. Cagayan de Oro City, near SM downtown and Mesaverte Condo. Ideal for Condominium/Commercial properties Lot area: 9,342 sqm Inquire: 0926-823-3766 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City LARA TRUCKING SERVICES CASE NO. R10-NC-PA-TH Rep. By; JERREL A. BALLARES 2018-02-482

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City ALLAN TABAMO Applicants

CASE NO. R10-EV-PUJ 2018-02-481

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City JUANITO ADVINCULA Applicant/s

CASE NO. R10-EV-PUJ 2018-02-472

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority For the issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in the Island of Mindanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018 at 2; 30 P.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. Issued this 14th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend the validity of a certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Barra and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018 at 2;30 P.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. Issued this 13th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City,Philippines.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; RBC;MACABALAN TO PIER –AGORALIMKETKAI SHOPPING –VELEZ and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018 at 2;30 P.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. Issued this 12th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City BIENVENIDO HERNANI Applicant/s

CASE NO. R10-EV-PUJ 2018-02-404

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend validity of a certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Iligan City Proper to Sta. Filomena –Acmac and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018, at 2;30 P.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. Issued this 12th day February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Iligan City Proper to San Roque and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018, at 2;30 P.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. Issued this 12th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

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(Sgd.) AMINODEN D. GURO Regional Director

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City NESTOR PENASO Applicant/s

CASE NO. R10-EV-TX 2018-02-457

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING & REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No.10, Apovel, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City FIDEL BOMEDIANO Applicant/s

CASE NO. R10-EV-PUJ 2018-02-471

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APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend validity of a certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Lumbia and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018, at 2;30 P.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. Issued this 12th day February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate AIRCON TAXI service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point Region X and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018, at 2; 30 P.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. Issued this 12th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

APPLICANT(s)/PETITIONER(s) request/s authority To extend the validity of a certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Kauswagan and vice versa with the use of one(1)units. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 28, 2018 at 2; 30 P.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. Issued this 12th day of February 2018 at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines.

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Firm to get 25-year franchise for P625-M water system in Comval MONKAYO, Compostela Valley -- The municipal government of Monkayo in Compostela Valley is set to grant a 25-year franchise to a private water company for a PHP625- million municipal water system. “We will be investing a total of PHP625 million, and for the first year P100 million to build a water treatment plant,” said Federico Noe Goco, program manager of the Udenna Water Integrated Services, Inc. A resolution was already submitted by the Sangguniang Bayan for the public hearing, seeing the importance of the project to address lack of water supply services in the municipality. The town’s waterworks system is operated by the local government unit and it has been encountering difficulties of improving the system to cope with Around 2,840 individuals coming from barangays Calabcab, Limbo, and Panangan, all of Maco availed free services increasing population. during the conduct of Comval’s Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan on February 14, 2018 at Limbo Elementary School The government also such as dental and medical services, among others. (albert

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lacks technical expertise and financial resources to rehabilitate and expand the existing water system. Mayor Ramil Gentugaya acknowledged the need for a technical expert to improve the water system starting from the source in Buay River in the mountain of Barangay Salvacion to household connections. He said part of the agreement would be for Udenna to assume the P23 million balance of the P45-million loan contracted earlier by the previous municipal administration. The loan from Land Bank was sought to rehabilitate the waterworks system. The mayor is presently rehabilitating the system’s pipe connections from Buay source after these were destroyed by recent typhoons. He said Udenna is one of the biggest and expert water companies in the country, adding that the See get, page 11

Davao Light is now Marikina pushes sisterhood with Davao City ISO 9001:2015 certified DAVAO CITY -- Marikina Davao Light and Power Co., Inc., an Aboitiz company and a subsidiary of the AboitizPower, is now an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. TÜV Rheinland (TÜVR), which is an internationally accredited certification body that audits the compliance of an organization with international standards, recommended the ISO certification of Davao Light after passing two stages of audit. The ISO 9001:2015 certification was for the provision of Davao Light’s power distribution network design and power distribution to the franchise area cover-

ing Davao City, Davao del Norte areas of Panabo City and the municipalities of Carmen, Dujali and Sto. Tomas. During the audit, TÜVR has validated that all the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are met. “Davao Light’s attainment of the ISO 9001:2015 certification reflects how Davao Light is committed to continually improve the efficiency of its business processes.” said Engr. Rodger S. Velasco, Davao Light’s EVP and COO. Velasco also added that the accreditation will help the company’s various business processes attain a much See certified, page 11

City, the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, is proposing for a sister city relationship with Davao City. A letter of proposal was formally delivered in behalf of Marikina City Mayor Marcelino R. Teodoro to the office of City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio by former Davao City Barangay Captain Mario “Mar” Masanguid, founding president of the Solid Duterte Supporters Group ‘D Original Nationwide. The letter was received by lawyer Raul Nadela Jr., Chief of Staff of DuterteCarpio, who was in Cebu City last Monday to attend the meeting of all local government chief executives with President Rodrigo Duterte. “We believe that such sister-partnership will allow us to have a more profound awareness and appreciation of each other’s cities, fostering educational, economic, cultural and professional exchanges,” Teodoro said in his letter. “Further, we look forward to pursuing learning opportunities about best practices in local governance, community management, as well as collaborative activities which

are of mutual benefit to our constituents,” he added. Masanguid, now commissioner of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is positive that Duterte will accept this proposal of Marikina City. Marikina already has sisterhood ties with three other cities – Alaminos in Pangasinan, Bacolod City and Iloilo City. It also has a sisterhood with two international cities – Brampton in Canada (2005) and Busan in South Korea (2012).

Davao City, on the other hand, has 10 sister cities – Baguio, Manila, Quezon City, Cebu City, Bayugan, Cotabato, Zamboanga City, Legazpi (Albay), Bacoor (Cavite) and San Juan City (Metro Manila). Davao also has 10 sister cities in other countries – Jinjiang, Fujian

(China), Nanning (China), Manado (Indonesia), Pekanbaru (Indonesia), Koror (Palau), Panama City (Panama), Vidadivostok (Russia), Keelung (Taiwan), Kausai County, Hawaii (United States) and Tacoma, Washington (US). PNA

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Beware of illegal MARKES OFFER NEW MODELS OF recruiters in Macau SMART, HEALTH-BENEFICIAL & FULLY

Filipino workers and tourists looking for work in Macau must be extra cautious in accepting offers from other Filipinos for supposed employment in mainland China. In a report, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration said that Department of Foreign Affairs has endorsed the case of a Filipina household service worker in Macau who was allegedly recruited by a Filipina named Pia Ciabacal. According to the DFA, the OFW went to Macau

as a tourist and was able to land a job as a household service worker. Ciabacal allegedly offered her a job in Beijing for the same position with a monthly salary of RMB7,500 per month. The domestic worker was able to enter and work in China but the employer refused to pay her any salary for her services. They even confiscated her passport and cellular phone. Ciabacal and other Filipinos in Macau allegedly work as agents for a certain See beware, page 10

Tarlac farmers receive land titles TARLAC CITY – A total of 113 farmers from the province of Tarlac were among the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) who received their respective certificates of land ownership award (CLOAs) as the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is pushing for its land distribution activities and the provision of support services to its clienteles early this year. The distribution of 153

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Summer is here! MARKES brand of appliance augments its lineup of fully automatic washing machines with advanced features to fasten up the laundry so you could enjoy more out from the season! The new models are offered in three (3) different size capacities at 6.5kg, 8.0kg and 9.5kg. It’s made with more durable stainless-steel drum that helps prevent fabric wear, resist stains and odor. It also has silver ion generator (Ag+) that has anti-bacterial and antiviral properties ensuring fabrics are sterilized. These new models are not only

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES RUEL M. ANGCOT AND HEIDI A. SAHULGA-ANGCOT

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2018-015

RUEL M. ANGCOT AND HEIDI A. SAHULGA-ANGCOT, Petitioners. x---------------------------------/

IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN MARK ANTHONY A. ONG AND JUNA MARIE C. JAPSON,

ORDER

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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ORDER Before this Court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rite on June 4, 1988 at Holy Child Cathedral, Philippine Independent Church, Iligan City, both with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Barangay LBC, Waltermart Makiling, Calamba, Laguna and Cabili Avenue, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than eight (8) years now, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 4, 1988 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 March 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 6th day of February, 2018.

(Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar

IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF MR. MOHAMMAD HAROUN M. DICALI MOHAMMAD HAROUN M. DICALI, Petitioner. -versusRAWIA N. PANGADAPUN, IN HER CAPACITY AS CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MARAWI CITY, LANAO DEL SUR AND ALL PERSONS/ENTITIES WHO MAY BE AFFECTED THEREBY, Respondents, x----------------------------------------------------------------/

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ORDER Before this Court is a verified petition for correction of entries in the certificate of live birth of MOHAMMAD HAROUN M. DICALI dated September 14, 2017, and which reads in part: 1. Petitioner is of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of 41 Lumbac Madaya, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, now temporarily living at Door 7, Rakiin Apartment, Milestone Extension, Bagong Silang, Iligan City where he may be temporarily be served with legal orders of this Honorable Court; whereas Respondent Civil Registrar of Marawi City is a public officer in charge of the registration and correction of entries in the Civil Registrar where the fact of birth of Petitioner was registered, which registrar holds office at City Civil Registrars Office, City Hall Complex, Bangon, Marawi City, now temporarily holding office at City Government of Marawi Satellite Office, 3rd floor, JDM Building (Yamaha Bldg.), Tubod highway, Iligan City where she may be served legal orders of this Honorable Court; 2. Petitioner was born on August 8, 1986 at Lumbac Madaya, Marawi City. After petitioner is his younger sister, Sittie Ayeesha M. Dicali, who was born on July 26, 1988. However, it was only in the year 1989 when the Certificates of Live Birth of both Petitioner and younger sister Sittie Ayeesha M. Dicali were belatedly filed by their mother, Roselaine D. Macapundag (Copy of Certificates of Live Birth of Petitioner Mohammad Haroun M. Dicali and younger sister Sittie Ayeesha M. Dicali are herein attached and marked as Annexes 1 and 2, respectively). Next to Sittie Ayeesha is Mahid M. Dicali who was born February 28, 1990; 3. Petitioner all throughout his life confidently presents himself as one born on August 8, 1986 in all his pertinent records and this was widely known to his family, friends and relatives. Petitioner indicated that he was born on August 8, 1986, to wit: 3-a. On March 30, 2012, Petitioner graduated and was conferred a degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at St. Peter College, Iligan City. His School Transcript of Recods clearly indicates “Birth Date: August 08, 1986” (Copy of School Transcript of Records is herein attached and marked as Annex 3 with sub markings as Annex 3-A and 3-B); 3-b. Petitioner thereafter took the Civil Engineering Professional Board Examinations and on the same year of 2012 hurdled and passed the same. His Professional License again clearly indicates his habitual representation of his date of birth as August 9, 1986 as shown in his PRC License “8/8/1986” (Copy of Professional Identification Card is herein attached and marked as Annexes 4 with sub markings as Annexes 4-A and 4-B); 3-c. Petitioner immediately secured a Philippine Passport and was issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on January 11, 2013 which passport was valid until January 10, 2018. Thereafter on the same year of 2013, Petitioner worked as Engineer Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and recently ended his contract early 2017. While working as Filipino OFW, he was a member of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and was issued a PhilHealth Identification Card indicating him to be born on August 8, 1986 ( Copy of Philhealth ID is herein attached and marked as Annex 5 with sub markings Annexes 5-A and 5-B); 3-d. When Marawi Siege erupted on May 23, 2017, Petitioner and his family fought their way out of Marawi as their house was located in the ground zero. It was only on May 25, 2017, when Petitioner and his family found safety and comfort upon reaching Iligan City. Petitioner now regains strength to work again as Engineer OFW, this time to the State of Qatar, to join his wife. However, Petitioner realized that he has lost his pertinent documents in Marawi including his passport. He had to re-secure almost all of his documents as they were needed for his application for work abroad. He secured a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation and their indicated his date of birth as August 8, 1986 (Copy of NBI Clearance is herein attached and marked as Annex 6 with sub markings as Annexes 6-A and 6-B); 4. Petitioner recently applied for the re-insurance and renewal of his Philippine Passport. This time, DFA DENIED Petitioner’s application due to clear and obvious typographical error in the entry of his DATE OF BIRTH in his Certificate of Live Birth. It came to be discovered a new that his Certificate of Live Birth contains three different year of birth, to wit: a) first part of the Certificate of Live Birth which shows “8 August 1986”- although at first glance would seem unclear but upon timely observation would be concluded as “8 August 1986” (see Annex 1-A), b) second part filled up by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar indicates “08 08 88”- that would seem to mean August 8, 1988 (see Annex 1-B) and lastly c) at the second page “Affidavit for Delayed Registration of Birth” indicates “August 8, 1989” another typographical error (see Annex 1-C). This inconsistency was felt by DFA as enough grounds to deny Petitioner’s Passport application and required him to rectify his Certificate of Live Birth first. Hence, this petition. 5. It is difficult to conceive and calculate to believe as it is impossible that Petitioner was born on August 8, 1988, being an older brother of his sister Sittie Ayeesha M. Dicali who was born on July 26, 1988 (see Annex 2-B). It is likewise difficult to believe as it is impossible that petitioner was born on August 8, 1989. It must be noted that next in line to Sittie Ayeesha in the siblings is Mahid M. Dicali who was born on February 28, 1990-that is almost six months difference; 6. Further, Petitioner Mohammad Haroun M. Dicali has represented himself since the time as memory would permit that he is, was made known to be and well known to have been born on August 8, 1986’ 7. It is in the interest of consistency and coherence of Petitioner’s records in the line with the honest and truthful representation of Petitioner’s age that his Certificate of Live Birth. Finding the aforesaid petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the same be set for hearing before this Court on FEBRUARY 8, 2017 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in Lanao del Sur or Marawi City or Iligan City for three (3) consecutive weeks. The Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City and the Civil Registrar General, or any person or party who has interest in the petition, may file his/her opposition thereto within fifteen (15) days from notice of this Petition or from the last day of publication of this Order. Further, let this Order be posted for fifteen (15) days prior to the date of hearing in the Bulletin Board of the Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City and the Bulletin Board of this Court, at the expenses of the petitioner. The petitioner is directed to notify this Court of the publication of this Order not later than three (3) days before March 7, 2017. Furnish copies of this Order, together with the copies of the petition to the Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City, the Hon. Solicitor General, Makati City; and the Hon. 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MARK ANTHONY A. ONG and JUNA MARIE C. JAPSON-ONG x---------------------------------/

Before this Court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rite on August 20, 1996 at Iligan City, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Palao, Iligan City and B5L11 Lawaan Rd., Dona Maria Subd., Bara-as, Iligan City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than nine (9) years now, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on August 20, 1996, 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 March 9, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 6th day of February, 2018.

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Lee, Information Officer Michael Angelo Resueno, from page 2 Assistant Administrator Valentine’s Day. (Valentine’s Brenda Sauping and City Day has traditionally been Youth Development Officer their yearly assembly ever Arnel Montero. since.) It was a day-long series of festivities highlighted from page 6 by dancing representatives would only take about an from each of the 24 cities hour to complete. and towns of the province, “Findings show that an much to the delight of Ema- error causes the passenger no who always graces the side airbag inflator to be event every year. over-pressurized during For this year, Sandy Salise airbag deployment,” HCPI of Opol, who is now a suc- said. cessful sales supervisor, gave “The excessive initial his testimonial. pressure in certain cases may “Ang IKNB naghatag cause the inflator to rupture og higayon sa kabus sama when the airbag deploys. nako. Kadto nga time nama- In such an event, metal tay akong papa down kayo fragments can be propelled ko ato apan naa si Bambi in different directions and Emano nagtabang sa amoa. may cause serious injuries Gibuhi akong paglaom nga to the vehicle occupants,” makabalik og skwela,” Salise it added. said. “Kanang niingon nga HCPI said that there have walay nadato sa pagskwela, been no known or reported dili g’yud na tinuod kay dako injuries due to the said error ang tabang kung makahu- on Honda cars sold in the man g’yud og pagkswela Philippines. (PNA) aron makab-ot ang mga plano sa kinabhi.” “Kayud g’yud ta ug dili from page 7 magtinapolan. Tungod sa Php40,000 loan, from which financial assistance nga the remaining balance will gihatag sa akoa, nakatabang be deducted. g’yud siya og dako. Worth To qualify, active memit ko nga ila kong gidawat bers must be working or sa IKNB ug nakakswela ko residing in the calamityog balik kay dili ko mo- declared areas, not be on graduate og college kung leave of absence without pay, dili tungod sa IKNB. Suc- have no arrears in paying cessful ko sa IKNB because premium contributions, it is assistance provided and have no unpaid loans sa government nga maka- for more than six months. tabang g’yud sa atoa,” he They should also have a concluded. minimum net take-home pay of Php5,000 after the monthly premium contribufrom page 2 tion and loan amortization siya ug boost sa spiritual have been deducted. life. Nalipay ko kay naay Active members may apingon ani.” ply through the GSIS Wire As of this writing, the less Automated Processing Serbisyo Caravan targets System (GWAPS) kiosk to serve 2,840 individu- located in all GSIS branch als in Maco, particularly and extension offices; procoming from nearby baran- vincial capitols; city halls; gays Calabcab, Limbo, and selected municipal offices; Panangan. Aside from the large government agencies dental and medical services, such as the Department free legal services were also of Education; Robinsons given along with free hair- Malls; and selected SM City cut, distribution of food branches in North EDSA, packs, bamboo, Falcatta Manila, Pampanga, Cebu, seeds, fruit bearing seed- SM Aura in Taguig and Mall lings from various agencies of Asia in Pasay City. as well as trainings on first To avail of the loan, the aid and basic life support 15,448 old-age pensioners in given among students. In the areas may apply over the addition, soccer and futsal counter. They are eligible for training were also given a Php20,000 loan amount. among Grade V and VI Pensioners who are also students of Limbo ES. (fe active members may apply maestre/ID COMVAL) for the loan only once. Emergency loan is payable in 36 equal monthly from page 2 instalments at six percent which tackles on the SK interest rate per annum. Officials requirements that It is covered by a loan rerelatives up to the second demption insurance, which degree of consanguinity and deems the loan fully paid affinity of the incumbent in case of the borrower’s elected officials are not demise, provided that loan allowed to run. repayment is up to date. Creation of the Local Loan proceeds are elecYouth Development Council tronically credited to the (LYDC) which will represent borrower’s GSIS electronic the Youth Organizations in card (eCard) or unified the Local Government and multipurpose identification the Barangay should allocate (UMID) card. 10% of the general fund to Interested parties who SK for project development have inquiries may visit the programs and sustainability. GSIS website, www.gsis.gov. Also present in the activ- ph, and Facebook account, ity were City Administrator @gsis.ph; email gsiscares@ Jamail Lunar Macla, Execu- gsis.gov.ph; or call the GSIS tive Secretary Engr. Judith Contact Center at 847-4747.

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de Oro Filipino-Chinese Community headed by Hong C. See will conduct their traditional motorcade led by units of the Cagayan de Oro Volunteer Fire Brigade. The motorcade ends at Bell Church in Macasandig where church members will distribute tikoy to indigent members of their surrounding communities. The 3rd edition of the Cagayan de Oro Chinese New Year Festival started last weekend 10 February 2018 with Dragon and Lion Dances at the Executive House of City Hall. The program’s highlights was the Symphony of Lights Show which had been reprogrammed to play with traditional Chinese music and will be run nightly until February 28 marking the festival’s official ending. Bell Church Cagayan de Oro had been earlier identified as the new center of the Bell Church’s activities last November 2017 following revelations coursed through Master Ng. Previously, the church’s traditional center had been Baguio where its first church as erected and had grown to be a major tourist attraction every Chinese New Year. Greg Marten Lao, past president of Bell Church Cagayan de Oro, said the local church’s new status is signified by the installation of the four stone lions in front of the church’s façade. Although the church building was again hit by floodwaters last December 22, Lao said the five gods of the Bell Church protected the people of the city, resulting in zero casualties for the potentially killer floodwaters spawned by the tropical storm. In ceremonies presided by Bell Church Spiritual Leader and Head Administrator Elias Ng last February 7, the church held a cleansing and purification ceremony to re-install the five gods of the Bell Church in their proper places at the altar after they were displaced by floodwaters spawned by Tropical Storm Vinta last Dec. 22, 2017.

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the Philippines, as confirmed by the NHI marker installed there in April 7, 2000, the Centennial of the Battle of Cagayan, also known as Siete de Abril. According to local historian Antonio Julian Roa Montalvan II, the house was built by Sia Ygua, a resident of Amoy (present day Xiamen) a city in the province of Fukien (now Fujian). Ygua is recorded as the earliest Chinese to have settled in Cagayan. While Amoy was an exit port, most of the Chinese who migrated outside the region came from the Yueyang and Fujian but Ygua was really a native of Amoy. (Montalvan, 2004)

In a manuscript transcribed from Sia family records by Johnson L. Sia, a 4th generation descendant of Ygua, he writes how his great grandfather arrived in Cagayan de Misamis (as Cagayan de Oro was then known) in 1854 and opened his business in 1857. Named “Tong Joo” after his second son, it was a typical trading post that dealt in indigenous products like copra, tobacco, abaca and the like. The business prospered and soon expanded to the nearby towns. In time it became one of the largest business establishments in the area (Sia, 2004) According to a short account of the house written by the late Fr. Francisco Demetrio, S.J. in his publication Cagayan (1971), Ygua became friends with the Recollect priests of the nearby San Agustin church. Due to his industry, and the help given him by the fathers, he gradually amassed a fortune. Like most Chinese who settled in Cagayan, he took active part in civic and public life. He was known for his good heartedness. It is said that when he died, practically everyone in Cagayan wore black in mourning (Demetrio, 1971). Ygua built his residence in 1882 at a time when the running conflicts between Moros in Sulu and Cotabato and the Spanish regime in Mindanao and the Visayas was beginning to affect his business. To better secure himself and his trade, Ygua had his house built of sturdy brick and stone which were shipped from Amoy (along with the builders) by Chinese junks in two boatloads. The original house was a two-storey structure constructed on an irregular shaped 2,000 square meter lot. It was located on the corner of what today is Archbishop Santiago Hayes (formerly Victoria) and Don Apolinar Velez (formerly Calle del Mar) streets, and extended all the way to Pabayo street. The house had a floor area of 600 square meters and was built of brick and stone. In addition, its posts, beams, floors, door, and window jambs were sourced from two large old Molave trees. Alternating planks of 1” x 8” Molave and Balayon wood were used for the floor, while the roof was also made of bricks and stone. (Sia, 2004). In his account Johnston L. Sia claims La Casa del China Ygua was the first brick house in town, but according to Fr. Demetrio, it was the second ‘balay nga bato’ (house of stone) in Cagayan, as houses made of brick and stone (which were status symbols then as they are now) were then known. “There were many houses of stone in old Cagayan, so we are not sure if the Sia house was the first. An old house in Burgos yielded 1800s adobe stones and bricks. In fact, nearby the

Sia house, just across actually (the empty lot on the corner across it) used to be a big house of stone belonging to Consolacion Roa y Cases Abejuela,” Dr. Montalvan commented. “Barring any hard evidence, we should deviate from the qualifier first.” The house is now not only the oldest surviving residence in Cagayan de Oro, but also holds an honored place in the country’s history. The NHI marker installed on its Hayes street side recounts how on January 10, 1899, patriotic Kagay-anons celebrated independence through a Fiesta Nacional as a sign of support for the Philippine revolutionary government headed by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. They gathered in front of Ygua’s house, marched around the poblacion playing music, made speeches at the Casa Real (the governor’s residence), fired cannons and raised the Philippine Flag for only the second time in Mindanao. (Montalvan, 2002) On April 7, 1900, Filipino revolucionarios of the Mindanao Battalion led by Gen. Nicolas Capistrano attacked the American garrison of the 40th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Volunteers near present day Gaston Park in the Battle of Cagayan. However, they suffered many casualties (U.S. records show 52 Filipinos killed, Filipino archives say 200) and were eventually beaten back by the American’s superior firepower. (ibid.) The remains of many fatalities were buried in the backyard of Ygua’s house. To appease the souls and spare the inhabitants from being disturbed, Ygua turned their burial place into a temporary cockpit. The blood from the fighting cocks was believed to appease the restless souls. Until 1971, candles were lighted along the house in memory of the dead soldiers during All Souls Day. (Demetrio, 1971) When Sia Ygua passed away in Manila, his businesses were left to his managers. In time, two of his sons and a daughter came to the Philippines. The daughter, Sia Hong Moi, married a Manileño and stayed in the capital. The sons, Sia Simeon Velez and Sia Tong Joo, came to Cagayan de Misamis and eventually took over his businesses. In 1936, Sia Simeon Velez and Sia Tong Joo divided the family property, and the brick house came into the possession of Sia Tong Joo. Sia Tong Joo married Lu Oh O and has six children

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who stayed in Cagayan: three sons (Sia Bon Din, Sia Bon Suan and Sia Bon Hiok) and three daughters (Sia Pian Tin, Sia Chay Oan and Sia Chay Pin). They lived in the brick house, and even after the children had grown and had families of their own, the house remained as the center of family activities, being the venue for family gatherings and reunions during festivals like the Chinese New Year. The house suf fered extensive damage during World War II. After the war, Sia Tong Joo renovated the house. Because of the shortage of materials, the roof had to be patched using nipa and the walls replaced by talisayan wood. Through these measures the house was given a semblance of its former appearance. The first major renovation of the house was undertaken in 1948. The damaged bricks were replaced by cement while plywood and asbestos were used for the walls. The 1” x 8” planks were however so sturdy they remained intact. Sia Tong Joo left for China in 1948, but his wife and children remained in Cagayan. Eventually, the son Sia Bon Din left and engaged in business in Talakag, Bukidnon and his other son Sia Bon Hiok left for Hong Kong. Meanwhile, his three daughters got married and moved out as well. The house thus eventually passed on to Sia Bon Suan. Sia Bon Suan married Betty Lim Siok Oan, and had 13 children: six sons (William, Henry, John, Augustin, Benjamin and Peter) and seven daughters (Ana, Corazon, Mely, Mary, Helen, Teresita and Shirley). Sia Bon Suan and his wife passed away in 1981 and 1975, respectively, and in due time his properties were divided among his children. The brick house was passed on to his fifth son, Dr. Benjamin Sia. The house was renovated for the second time in 1993 by Dr. Sia to how it looks today. It has been over a century and half since Sia Ygua came to the Philippines. His descendants have spanned five generations and have been completely assimilated into Philippine society. More than 200 descendants live all across the country, the majority of who remain in Cagayan de Oro. *( although Igua is currently with an “I”, we have chosen to use “Y” for anthropological reasons; i.e, it was spelled as such during the Hispanic period: e.g. iglesia was spelled yglesia)

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