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PRRD ‘advises’ 2 ass’t secretaries to resign By Antonio L. Colina IV

DAVAO CIT Y (MindaNews) – Two assistant secretaries have been “advised” by President Rodrigo Duterte to resign following allegations of corruption against them, Palace spokesperson Harry Roque told a press briefing in Malacanang Tuesday. Roque said that investigation done by the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) showed that Justice Assistant Secretary Moslemen T. Macarambon Sr. and Public Works Assistant Secretary Tingagun A. Umpa were allegedly involved in corrupt acts.

Macarambon, appointed on January 9 last year, reportedly intervened on behalf of suspected smugglers of gold and other precious jewelry at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Umpa, appointed as assistant secretary for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Operations and Special Mindanao Projects on January 5 this year, was accused of committing grave abuse of power and corruption when he allegedly asked for “certain percentages” from contractors of government projects in the region. Roque said the President See resign, page 11



House committees Okayed Bangsamoro Basic Law report

All three House committees tasked to finalize the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) approved on Tuesday the joint committee report on the consolidated BBL measure. The committee on local government, voting 32-3, the committee on Muslim affairs, voting 27-3, and the special committee on peace, unity and reconciliation, voting 27-3, approved the committee report which consolidated House Bill ( HB) 6475 with HBs 92, 6121 and 6263 authored by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Deputy Speaker Bai Sandra Sinsuat Sema, Reps. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo, respectively. The consolidated bill provides for the BBL creation and the abolition of the Autonomous ReDozens of taxicabs queue up at a parking lot behind Pueblo de Oro, Cagayan de Oro gion in Muslim Mindanao City as they take turns for their meters to be recalibrated by the Land Transportation (ARMM), repealing for Franchising and Reguatory Board (LTFRB) for the increased rates. photo by mark francisco

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Army retrieves cadaver of 1 of 4 fallen NPA rebs By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN

ESPERANZA, Agusan del Sur—The military has retrieved the cadaver of a fallen New Peoples Army rebel who was one of the band of guerillas who attacked an Army patrol base in the far-flung tribal village of Sinakungan on election day. Lt. Col. Emil Cruz, commanding officer of the 23rd Infantry Battalion, said a retrieval operation by his men and local guides are

still being conducted on the three more dead rebels based on the confession of civilians who pointed the location of the cadaver buried in a shallow grave. The still unidentified burly-built kinky haired dead rebel who wears a tribal bracelet sustained a lone bullet wound hitting his back and exited with a gaping hole on his breast. The cadaver was brought to a local funeral parlor at the town Poblacion. See cadaver, page 11

The empty shells and live bullets of M-16, AKR47 and M203 rifles, the M-16 rifles and Molotov cocktail bombs retrieved by pursuing Army soldiers at the conflict area. chris v . panganiban 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776

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TFBM, stakeholders to hold first Marawi Week of Peace MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, May 15 (PIATFBM-IC C C) – The Marawi community, together with Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) and its partner agencies and organizations, will hold its first Marawi Week of Peace from May 17 to May 23 with the theme: “Peace Starts with Us: Give, Work, and Share.” The TFBM member agencies, in coordination with the governments of Marawi and Lanao del Sur, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), national and regional line agencies, the military, and the police prepared a series of activities that aim to cultivate social cohesion between the gove r n me nt and t he people of Marawi. Lined-up activities of the said event are aimed at giving socioeconomic support, spiritual development, and continuous citizen engagement for the community of Marawi. These include seminars, relief assistance distribution, contests, and food festivals. According to TFBM field manager, Assistant Secretary Felix Castro Jr., the government will conduct a series of activities that will allow different government agencies to lend assistance to Marawi residents. Among of which, Asec. Castro said that agencies

such as the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will distribute relief assistance and may provide help with passport processing, respectively. Castro stressed that this event emphasizes the value of the pursuit of peace, not just for Islam but also for other religions. “Pagka may kapayapaan, siyempre mayroon ding development, may progress at magiging masaya iyong mga tao,” he said. [If there is peace, then there is development and progress, and the people will be happy.] He then invited Mar aw i re s i d e nt s to participate in the peace event. He said, “Kami po ay nananawagan sa ating mga kapatid na taga-Marawi na magavail ng mga services na i-ooffer ng mga different government agencies during the Marawi Week of Peace.” [We are calling on our Marawi brothers and sisters to avail themselves of the services that will be offered by our different government agencies during the Marawi Week of Peace.] Meanwhile, TFBM hopes that the Marawi Week of Peace will contribute positively to the community’s peaceful observance of Ramadan and, ultimately, to the city’s full recovery. (Calvin Penaco/PIA-ICCC)

“We will be giving them grants of P30,000 for capital and P10,000 for the tools as they take their business to Cotabato City for the Ramadhan fair,” said Nhorkhalila Mae B. MambuayCampong, chief-of-staff of the Office of the Regional Governor. A number of ARMM line agencies are also featured in the fair. The Department of Agrarian Reform-ARMM has a booth featuring products from the region’s agrarian reform beneficiaries, while the Department of Science and TechnologyARMM booth features products that were produced and packaged with the help of

the said agency. The ARMM health department offers free medical services in one of the booths, while the region’s tourism department features local tourism sites in an exhibit. The trade fair will still feature a nightly program which includes discussions covering a wide range of Islamic topics, with different ARMM line agencies scheduled to take charge of the program every right. The trade fair is expected to run until June 15, which is projected to be the end of Ramadan. (Bureau of Public Information-ARMM/ PIA-10)

By Calvin Penaco

Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) Field Manager Assistant Secretary Felix Castro Jr. discusses planned activities for the upcoming Marawi Week of Peace with representatives from different government agencies. Photo by: James Umaran/PIA-ICCC

SSS holds 2nd Multi-Sectoral Forum in Cagayan de Oro CAGAYAN DE ORO, May 15 -- As part of its continuous efforts to strengthen membership of self-employed individuals, the Social Security System (SSS) conducted its second MultiSectoral Forum on May 12, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro city. SSS President and Chief Executive Officer Emman-

uel F. Dooc said about 80 representatives from various cooperatives and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the city and other nearby areas attended the forum. “Since 2012, cooperatives and NGOS have been partners of SSS in providing social security protection

for self-employed individuals especially those in the informal sector. We want to expand this coverage by visiting areas with large number of cooperatives and NGOs,” said Dooc. During the event, SSS officials emphasized the value of membership with the pension funds well as

its special programs for the target sector such as the Partner Agent (PA) Accreditation Program and the AlkanSSSya Program. Two SSS-accredited PAs based in the area, namely Serviamus Foundation, Inc. and Servus Savings and Credit Cooperative, shared See forum, page 10

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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, May 15 -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) opened its annual Ramadan Trade Fair on May 11, featuring food and non-food products which are geared towards endorsing and renewing interest in the local goods available across the region. Twenty of 75 booths are dedicated to hosting the businesses of those who are still displaced by last year’s conflict in Marawi. Their booths is subsidized by the Office of the Regional Governor, along with food and accommodation during their stay in Cotabato City throughout the trade fair.

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PCSO hits P20B mark in April Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) General Manager Alexander Balutan said on Wednesday that Lotto, Small Town Lottery (STL), and other products have earned P20.8 billion sales in four months, an increase of 29.30 percent from the same period last year. “Our STL earnings are unprecedented for a total of P7.8 billion from January to April with an increase of 101 percent from the same period last year. Of course, Lotto including Digit Games are still at the forefront with P10 billion and Keno at P1.8 billion. The Instant Sweepstakes also rose to P727 million,” Balutan said. Record shows that although Lotto and digit games earned P10 billion in four months, its sales decreased at 5.08 percent compared with the same period last year; while Keno increased at 12.48 percent. For the month of April, Lotto earned P2.3 billion, a 0.22 percent increase from the same period last year. “’Yung lotto games

kasi are jackpot-driven sales. Ina-associate kasi natin ‘yan sa jackpot prize natin. Kapag mataas ang jackpot natin, malaki din ‘yung nagiging sales. Tapos meron din tayong three days na walang sales nung Holy Week kaya apektado talaga ang Lotto sales,” Balutan explained. As for STL, it can be noted that compared with last month’s earnings where it earned P2 billion, STL only earned P1.9 billion Balutan this April. “From 84, we now have 81 STL operators. We have just terminated three Authorized Agent Corporations (AACs) recently due to repeated violations of the STLImplementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) especially various cases of under-remittance of the Presumptive Monthly Retail Receipt (PMRR),” Balutan explained. “We will not hesitate to terminate them.” Earlier, Balutan warned that there will be a temporary slowing down of revenues from the STL because some AACs was sanctioned and/or terminated for violations of the IRR.

Parental Share for Child’s Misbehavior By Fe Madria Esta, Teacher 111 Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

“I value self-discipline, but creating systems that make it next to impossible to misbehave is more reliable than self-control”, says Tim Ferris. Misbehavior of a child is the most common problem of the parents nowadays, some might say that they that disciplined is the best way to correct the behavior of a child but discipline means a lot of things. Let’s have the dictionary defines discipline as punishment inflicted by way of correction and training. But nowadays punishing a child is prohibited by the law you can be imprison for punishing a child. What’s the parent supposed to do if the kid is going crazy and won’t listen? A small smack or a spanking seems only appropriate. If you slap them across the face, or punch them it’s a different story. Hitting your children can cause them to misbehave and eventually start hitting other kids, thinking it’s just okay. As a child i was hit for my misbehavior and it caused my mother abusing me. Hitting your children can easily get carried away. Abuse is different from

discipline. There are abusive parents out there that strongly believe they’re doing the right thing by beating up their child, but other parents are very good at disciplining their children without having flared up. Some kids nowadays don’t respect their elders and misbehave. A slap on the hand or small spanking can always straighten any children who misbehave. “Action speaks louder than words”, as long you do not go too far as to beat the kids because punishment should be a small spanking or slap on the hand. It is the reason why people are against physical punishment, because they tend to get carried away. A slap on the hand or small spanking is not considered (in my opinion) a beating, but more of a lesson that the child learns doing what right than wrong. Parents out there like as I am, let’s not be weary in well doing for in due season we’ll reap all those good seed we’ve sown if we never faint we could reap the fruit of our labor as promised by the heavenly father- the parent of us all!

The PCSO Board has already opened applications to replace the terminated AACs, and a consultative meeting with the AACs from all over the country was also conducted to discuss some revisions of the IRR. It also aims to address issues and problems concerning the shortfalls of STL operators in their PMRR. “STL operators are now learning to

grasp the rudiments of gaming. While we understand that majority of them are new to gaming, they should pay the correct PMRR. Let us continue supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s allout war against antigambling. For our part, we will strengthen our IRR to completely eradicate jueteng, masiao, swertres, peryahan ng bayan, and all forms of illegal gambling,” Balutan said.


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The cleansing continues PANGLAO, Bohol -- The purging of misfits in government service continues without let up. They are not square pegs in round holes, but because of their grave misdeeds, these presidential appointees were classified by President Duterte as misfits (read: corrupt) in the bureaucracy. The President’s continuing call to rid the bureaucracy with scalawags and the corrupt is aimed at dissecting the social and economic malfunction called corruption in almost, if not all, instrumentalities of government. The feisty President has a direct and harsh definition of corruption: it is a social evil with immediate economic effect with long-

term damage on the moral fabric of the nation. In fact, Advocates of Good Governance Convenor Lawyer Tony Soriano, had been very vocal in espousing decent and efficient government service in all levels of the bureaucracy – both local and national. Like drugs, President Duterte sees corruption in government as pandemic and needs surgical operation with a sense of urgency. From his own words, the purging continues even from the very seat of power -– Malacanang. And so he really did. Recently, he fired his avid supporter DOT Secretary Wanda Teo, and advised two more undersecretaries to leave government service pronto. And more

will follow. His call for resignations of all presidential appointees with questionable reputations are in effect up to this very day. Indeed, the words of the President are very clear: “they have to go”. This brings us to the question: how do we curb corruption in government? Advocates in Good Governance have laid down several options in curbing corruption. According to the group’s assessment, Singapore and Hong Kong are two of the least corrupt countries which have exceptional records of getting rid of massive corruption in the public sector. These Asian countries have draconian laws on

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corruption such that they pay their bureaucrats and employees exceptionally well. The level of political competition on these countries is extremely low allowing exception level of pay in the bureaucracy without too much political pressure. Further, the need to put up a whistle blowing agency whose sole mandate to educate the citizenry on corruption is likewise suggested by the group. Make corruption a subject See cleansing, page 11

Kakampi Mo Ang Batas

SC: Boracay lands still gov’t owned up to now

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil---this is the gift of God…” (Ecclesiastes 3:12-13, the Holy Bible). -oooLANDS IN BORACAY, STILL GOVERNTMENTOWNED UP TO NOW: Do you know the basis of President Duterte in announcing that after Boracay is all cleaned up he will give the island to the residents and the farmers there, and no longer to the rich businessmen and the others who somehow managed to secure titles or tax declarations in their names or their relatives over choice lots in the world-class island beach resort? It turns out there is a joint decision that the

Supreme Court issued in October 2008 yet, which declared that the government continues to own the whole of Boracay, considering its classification as an “unclassified public forest”, or a piece of land that cannot be titled, in any of its area, in favor of any private individual. The joint decision of the high court was made by it in two cases: G. R. No. 167707, which was entitled “Secretary of the DENR, et. al. vs. Mayor Jose Yap, et. al.”, and G. R. No. 173775, entitled “Dr. Orlando Sacay, et. al. vs. Secretary of the DENR, et. al.”. The joint decision was issued by the Supreme Court on the same day---on October 08, 2008. -oooSC: BUSINESSMEN OCCUPYING LANDS IN BORACAY CAN’T BE RECOGNIZED AS OWNERS: It is a lengthy joint decision

that the tribunal issued in G. R. No. 167707 and G. R. No. 173775, but it came up with, and established, amazing legal points regarding Boracay. To those who are interested to know these points, what I intend to do here at Kakampi Mo Ang Batas is to focus on them one by one, until such time we shall have fully covered all items that the Supreme Court discussed in its decision. Now, the first important and vital point that everyone should understand about Boracay is this: according to the Supreme Court, the businessmen and other people who occupied various lands in Boracay, and who now claim they should be given prior recognition as the lawful owners or possessors of what they have occupied or where they have put up structures for their businesses, have actually no

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right to be so recognized. Even if businessmenclaimants are claiming they have already invested hundreds of millions of pesos on the lands they have been utilizing for their business enterprises in Boracay, their right as owners can not simply be accepted, the Court said. Whatever degree or length of possession they may have already enjoyed over those lands through the years will not yield any legal right in their favor, it added. -oooBORACAY REMAINS TO BE “UNCLASSIFIED PUBLIC FOREST”: The Supreme Court’s refusal to recognize any right of the present occupants or businessmen doing business in See lands, page 11

Think A Minute

Do You Have Connections?

Think a minute… A cartoon showed a thief wearing a mask and pointing his gun at a frightened woman. He yelled at her: “Give me your valuables!” The woman in the cartoon grabbed her FRIENDS, and started putting them into the bag. Clearly, the person who drew that cartoon understands the value of friendships. For you and I to have success and happiness, we must have close connections with other people. Everybody needs somebody. There are few things as lonely and sad as going through a painful experience all alone. One wise man said: “Friendships are

the food of life. To love and be loved is the greatest success and happiness there is.” Robert Louis Stevenson stated: “No person is a failure, if he has a friend.” And one guy said, “A major goal in my life is to end up with eight friends who are willing to carry my casket.” At the end of our life, it’s not how much money we have that shows our worth, but the number of close friends we still have. Not only should our friendships be close and caring connections, they should be constructive connections: friends who build you up, instead of pull you down. We can’t choose our relatives, but we can choose

our friends. So choose your friends carefully. They will either make you or break you! Make sure your good friends are good people— who make you a better person. And remember, friends are not just a way to get what we need, they ARE what we need! If all you need friends for is to use them to get something else, then that’s all you’ll end up with: something else and no friends. God gave us things to use, and people to love and enjoy. So do you have connections—true friends who care? It starts with the best friend you’ll ever have. He loves you so much He gave His life to share it with

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you. But the only way you can enjoy His peace and prosperity is to become His close friend. Today you can get connected to Jesus Christ and start enjoying His friendship and good life. Just ask Him to forgive you, and to take charge of your heart everyday. He’ll not only give you happier friendships and better connections, but He’ll make you a better friend to others. Just Think a Minute…

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Cultivating the Habit on Reading By Fe Madria Esta, Teacher 111 Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

“Reading aloud with children is a component to language development and is one of the most important activities for preparing them to succeed”anonymous. Reading yields knowledge Yes! That’s true just by reading we can travel around the world. But let’s define first the word reading. The dictionary defines reading as an instance or occasion in which a text or other matter is read or performed, usually without

elaborate preparation and often as a means of testing its merits. For me as a teacher I can say that reading is important it helps us to expand the knowledge that we possessed. But how can we form a reading habit? Especially to the students, we all know that nowadays, it is so hard to find time for reading, because of the enticement of the social Medias, computer games, some student prefer to cut classes just to play computer games. They

don’t know that life is too short to waste. As far as my teaching is concerned I develop some tactics for the students to have an interest in reading especially to the students of where I am teaching right now. The first is: 1. Read. Simple first step! If we’re going to encourage kids to read we need to do it too. Read for pleasure, information, instructions, connecting with others, and so on. Read. Read a little more than you’ve been reading late. 2. Share your reading experiences. Share with

colleagues, friends and students. Tell them what you’ve been reading, what you’ve gained or learned from these texts, what you recommend. As a teacher, I very intentionally and regularly told my students what I was reading; where I read I brought in the books. 3. Set times. You should have a few set times during every day when you’ll read for at least 5-10 minutes. 4. Always carry a book. Wherever you go, take a book with you. 5. Make a list. Keep a list of all the great books you want to read.

6. Find a quiet place. Find a place in your home where you can sit in a comfortable chair (don’t lie down unless you’re going to sleep) and curl up with a good book without interruptions. 7. Reduce television/ Internet. If you really want to read more, try cutting back on TV or Internet consumption. 8. Make it a pleasurable. Make your reading time your favorite time of the day. 9. Have a reading hour or reading day. If you turn off the TV or Internet in the evening, you could have a

set hour (perhaps just after dinner) when you and maybe all the members of your family read each night. 10. And remember the more you read the more things you will know. I’ve tried the foregoing and it brings inexpressible joy to me. You may just check this out whenever you’re in doubt. Because it has been said “If you only read the book that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking”. Says the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami.





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DOF, JICA ink P970-M grant for Marawi rehab

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By Kris Crismundo

MANILA -- The Department of Finance (DOF) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday signed a grant agreement that would pave the way for the release of 2 billion yen or some US$18.66 million in funds for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of war-torn Marawi City and surrounding communities. The agreement, roughly equivalent to P970 million, was signed by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez

III and JICA Chief Representative to the Philippines Yoshio Wada. At the signing ceremony, Dominguez acknowledged that this will be the fourth grant extended by the government of Japan specifically to support efforts to rebuild Marawi City. The first grant was the USD2-million humanitarian assistance through United Nation Children’s Fund and World Food Programme in July 2017. During the ASEAN Summit here in November 2017, the Japanese government

also donated construction equipment for the clearing operations in Marawi such as excavators, bulldozers, and trucks. Last March, the governments of the Philippines and Japan signed the Exchange of Notes worth USD9.8 million for shelter and livelihood assistance package. Total assistance of the Japanese government to the Philippines to support initiatives in Marawi is now at USD36 million. “As of April 2018, the Philippine government

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Cebu Landmasters establishing leadership in VisMin, based on Santos Knight Frank study Listed developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) continues to top property market in the Visayas and Mindanao as it aggressively pursues expansion of its footprint in the region. CLI is the leading local housing developer in VisMin, for both horizontal and vertical developments, according to Santos Knight Frank’s 2017 study on the VisMin property sector covering major cities of Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro. In Cebu, CLI remains the biggest real estate developer in the house and lot segment, among both national and local developers, the consultancy firm formerly known as a CBRE subsidiary said. It is number 1 in the house

and lot segment accounting for 18% of the supply, and takes up 12% share of the condominium market delivering 2,638 units. In Davao, the real estate firm posts the highest takeup of 57 units per month and also trumped other real estate developers with a 97.96% absorption rate. In Cagayan de Oro, the company provides the most share of condominium units at 24% of the total and also had the highest absorption rate of 93% among all vertical developers in the city. Citing the results of the study, Santos Knight Frank said CLI’s continued roll-out of projects well received by buyers helped it keep a firm foothold of the VisMin market.

In the house and lot segment in Cebu, CLI’S Casa Mira South has the most number of housing units at 1,007 breaching the 1,000 mark and sold 43 units per month compared with competitors’ average of three units per month. Velmiro Heights, another project in the area, had the highest absorption rate of 99%. Cebu Landmasters also accounts for 12% of the total residential condominium inventory in Cebu with a total of 2,638 units from the 5 actively selling condominiums as of end-2017. Both Baseline Premier and Mivesa Garden Residences posted an absorption rate of 96%. In Davao and Cagayan de Oro, Santos Knight Frank said CLI benefited from a surge in demand due to rapid urbanization, vibrant tourism sector and increase in incomes. CLI’s Davao project MesaTierra Garden Residences has a year-to-date sales of 94%, and CDO project MesaVerte Residences at 95%. CLI is set to launch 20 more projects across the VisMin region to bring its diversified portfolio

of residential subdivision, residential condominium, offices, hotels, retail and estate to a total of 66. The projects in different stages of development are in seven key cities that include Cebu, Mandaue, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro and Davao. The listed company plans to expand its footprint to General Santos City, Butuan City, Ormoc City and Roxas City. “Cebu Landmasters is bringing local real estate mastery to the Visayas and Mindanao areas where there is persistent economic growth,” says Jose

Soberano III, CLI chair and chief executive officer. “We now have 46 developments in seven key cities and we will continue to expand our footprint in VisMin by rolling out 20 more projects

this year. We want to keep our leadership, capitalize on business opportunities, and offer more real estate developments that meet the diverse needs of the VisMin markets.”

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Davao to sign MOA with firm for review of fiscal incentive offerings DAVAO CITY -- The city government here signed on Wednesday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Isla Lipana & Co. for the updating of the 2012 Davao City Investment and Incentive Code, according to Lemuel Ortonio, head of the Davao City Investment Promotions Center (DCIPC). The signing took place during the first regular meeting of the Davao City Investment Incentive Board at the City Mayor’s Conference Room in the presence of Mayor Sara Duterte, department heads, private sector representatives, and representatives from Isla Lipana & Cop. Ortonio said that the forging of agreement formalized the partnership between the city and the company to start the timely review of the six-year-old incentive code, owing to the several changes in the city’s economic profile and landscape brought about by the entry of several infrastructure and development projects. “We need to keep up with the trends and we hope that with this review, we will be able to introduce investments that the city needs that are in line with the development direction of the city,” he said. The Isla Lipana & Co, a member firm of the London-based multinational professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers

(PwC) global network and is in the business of delivering audit and assurance, tax and advisory services, also presented the eight-month timeframe for the review. Atty. Brando Cabalsi, the firm’s tax director, said they envision to make the city fit for accelerated growth, strengthen the partnership between private and public sector to achieve goals, and create a source of pride for Dabawenyos. In coming up with a new list of preferred investment areas, Cabalsi said the eightmonth review would focus not only on sectors that are already sustainable because that will render support coming from the city useless. He added they would also look into the areas that need more support in the form of incentive or subsidy. He explained the city government should focus on improving the supporting linkages to sectors that are already sustainable or are already being supported by the national government The five-page memorandum of agreement (MOA) stated that both parties agreed, among others, to determine whether sufficient investments in an area or activity have been attained; to determine whether continued extension of incentives or support measures for the specific investment area is no longer to the interest of city; to conclude that an area or activity See sign, page 9



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Defeated poll bet in Davao City dies DAVAO CITY--A candidate who lost in Monday’s election for barangay captain died of illness on Monday night. Amil Bangsa Manding, former chief of Barangay 23-C, was already trailing behind his opponent in the election minutes before he expired at about 6 p.m. At half-past 5 p.m. on Monday, Manding garnered 332 votes against incumbent Alimodin Wating Usman, who was ahead with 465 votes. When Manding voted at about 2:45 p.m. at the Mini Forest voting station, he was seen being carried by relatives sitting on a chair. Supporters around him barred people from taking photos of Manding, who was frail compared to his active days as a barangay leader and Liga representative in the City Council. He also served as chief of barangay affairs during the administration of then mayor Rodrigo Duterte in early 2000. According to information, Manding was already suffering from kidney disease. Senior Insp. Ma Teresita Gaspan, spokesperson of the Davao City Police, said the remains of Manding were

Amil Bangsa Manding, in red shirt seated was being carried by supporters when he voted on Monday at the Mini Forest voting station. Photo courtesy of Davao City Police Office PIO

brought to Lanao at dawn on Tuesday. He added the family refused to provide details of Manding’s condition. After voting on Monday afternoon, Gaspan said Manding was immediately brought by the family to a hotel here to rest. Unconfirmed information said Manding’s condition was aggravated by Saturday night’s shooting incident in Barangay 23-C that left three persons wounded. Those wounded were Alcon See bet, page 9

PH RISE EXPLORATION. President Rodrigo Duterte assures his support to Filipino marine scientists for the Philippine Rise exploration at the BRP Davao Del Sur in Casiguran, Aurora on Tuesday (May 16, 2018). The exploration, which will be conducted until November, was ordered through Executive Order No. 25. President Duterte earlier ordered to cease all marine explorations conducted by foreign scientists in the area. (PNA photo by Oliver Marquez)

PH under a unified power grid by 2020 DAVAO CITY-- The government’s goal of interconnecting the nation’s three major power grids into a single national grid will be realized in 2020, a ranking official of the Department of Energy (DOE) announced. Patrick Aquino, director of Energy Policy and Planning Bureau said once the Luzon-VisayasMindanao interconnection project is completed by December of 2020, the proposed single grid will allow the country’s three island groups to share power reserves with each other. “There can be exports or imports of electric power between or among the main islands in the country,” Aquino said. He noted that the linkup of the grids would strengthen the country’s energy infrastructure resiliency as it would enable one island group to supply the deficiency of supply in the other islands. To illustrate, the deficiency of supply in Mindanao may be supplied by importing power from Luzon or Visayas, he said. He also noted that the interconnection would not only stabilize supply but should also result in the widening of

the electricity market in Mindanao since a unified grid would encourage more investments in the power plants. But just as the project is being pursued, Aquino explained that the overall direction of the DOE is to ensure the availability of indigenous power resources in communities in order to meet their needs. “Both projects come hand in hand since the project will be a redundancy later on, that when something happens to the indigenous side, you do have your transmission interconnection to augment and vice versa,” he said. Aquino was here for the conduct of an information, education and communication campaign on the implementing rules and regulations of the executive order “creating the energ y investment and coordinating council to streamline the regulatory procedures affecting energy projects.” The EO decrees the implementation of logical, systematic, organized and speedy issuance of permits and clearances for energy projects of national significance within 30 days. PIA


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cannot attract investors with reasonable time and cost or may result in unfavorable business climate; and to conduct industry profile for each of the preferred investment areas. It added that the focus of the study would be review on the existing preferred investment areas consisting of agri-business; tourism and recreational facilities; light manufacturing and assem-

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2018, Cebu Pacific will hold a special seat sale enabling Juans to fly from the Philippines to popular destinations like Athens, Berlin, and Maldives (Male), for as low as Php 7,472. “The key focus of Value Alliance lies with the consumers. With the member airlines’ wide network, we are confident our passengers will continue to trust LCCs in delivering them to their destinations safely, conveniently and at the lowest price-points possible,” said Candice Iyog, Vice President for Marketing and Distribution at Cebu Pacific, a member of Value Alliance.

bly; property development; health and wellness, educational and sports facilities; environment protection on green projects; information and communications technology; generation of new sources of energy; transportation and infrastructure; and public-private partnership projects. The firm would also review fiscal and non fiscal incentives, propose additional investment areas, and prefferred districts. The city government set Founded on 16 May 2016, Value Alliance is comprised of eight leading LCCs in the Asia- Pacific region, namely: Cebu Pacific, and its subsidiary Cebgo; Jeju Air; Nok Air; NokScoot; Vanilla Air, Tigerair Australia; Scoot; and Tigerair Singapore, which was successfully merged with Scoot in July 2017. Value Alliance is also the fourth-largest airline alliance in the world in terms of passengers, flights, combined fleet and members, covering more than 160 destinations within the Asia-Pacific region. Its airline members carry an impressive roster of over 180 aircrafts, and serve an annual passenger total of over 50 million, and growing.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018 a new record after it ended 2017 with more than 40,000 businesses with a total investment value of P270 billion, higher compared to 2016’s 39,238 business establishments registered with total investment value worth P230.83 billion. “If we are to describe Davao City in three words, it would be daring, multiplicity, and agile,” said Geraldine Esguerra-Longa, tax partner at Isla Lipana & Co. She said “daring” because Davao City is brave in warding off threats and it’s bold in the face of challenges; “multiplicity” because Davao grows a wide array of diversity from its people to its product; and “agile” because it is swift and responsive to

the changing times. (Antonio Manding was the barangay L. Colina IV / MindaNews) captain, his attention was called by Duterte over the rampant illegal drug trade from page 8 in his area. Ebrahim, 48, who was just The Davao police, then passing by the place of the in- headed by retired Philippine cident; Alibaser Cabuntalan, National Police (PNP) chief a supporter of Manding; and, Ronald dela Rosa, conducted Abdul Amar Asis, a supporter NOTICE of Usman. Manding and Usman were Notice is hereby given that the called to a meeting by the intestate estate of MARTINA RATILLA & FORTUNATO RATILLA Commission on Elections who died on January 10, 1986 & May (Comelec), the police and 17, 1994, both died at La Hacienda Task Force Davao to settle Alicia, Bohol, that said deceased left Parcel of Land situated at Tipolo, the issue. The incident also aUbay, Bohol and more particularly prompted Comelec to im- described as follows: TECHNICAL pose a 10 p.m. curfew in the DESCRIPTION (KATIBAYAN NG area and banned the bringing ORIHINAL NA TITULO BLG. 108066; 9006, Cad. 554, Case 34) containing of bags inside polling pre- Lot an area of ONE THOUSAND FOUR cincts during the election. HUNDRED FORTY FIVE (1, 445) It may be recalled that SQUARE METERS, more or less, by FPA No. 071246-2452; sometime in 2013 when covered Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL


Publication of Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1. Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No.1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A 10172). Notice is hereby serving to the public that PINKY CARDENAS GEMELCA has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in her Date of Birth from “JULY 28, 1988” to “JUNE 28, 1988” in the certificate of live birth of PINKY VILLEGAS CARDENAS who was born on June 28, 1988, at Tangub City and whose parents are Reuben Bagaboyboy Cardenas and Femeinrada Florida Villegas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/ her/ written opposition to this office not later than 31 May 2018.

(SGD.) BELEN F. LINGANAY City Civil Registrar

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

R.A. 10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City



In compliance with Section 7 of R. A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ERLINDA M. GABRIEL has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly DATE OF BIRTH from “April 4, 1960” to “April 3, 1960” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MIGUEL JR. ARADO MAGARO who was born on April 3, 1960 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Juana O. Arado and Miguel L. Magaro. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 2018.

In compliance with Section 7 of R. A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JUANITO ANTONIO JR. F. CHUA has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly sex from “F” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUANITO ANTONIO JR. F. CHUA who was born on 01 September 1959 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Sarah R. Familiar and Juanito Antonio Chua. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 2018.

(SGD.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

(SGD.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

a series of raids in Barangay 23-C. Manding left Davao afterwards, and his return to Davao to run for barangay captain surprised Dabawenyos. (PNA) NOTICE

SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS and VENDEE; That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (PHP 180,000.00) Philippine Currency, receipt of said amount is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S to the VENDORS hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY the abovedescribed properties; Under Notary Public of Atty. Emelito J. Marquiño; as Per Doc. No. 403; Page No. 80; Book No. XV; Series of 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of REYNALDO B. FABRIA who died on April 28, 2011 in Zone 1 Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, that the said deceased, left a certain property, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-80196 “A parcel of land (Lot 3131-A, Psd-10.001712, being a portion of Lot 3131 Cad 237, Cad 237, Cagayan Cadastre) situated in the Barrio of Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR (254) square meters”; Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS; That for and in consideration of the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00), Philippine Currency, to the heirs, hereinafter referred to as heirs-vendors paid in hand, and receipt thereof is hereby SOLD, TRANSFERRED, CEDED and CONVEYED in a manner that is absolute a portion of the above described parcel of land, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTYNINE (129) square meters, in favor to SPOUSES MENELEO Q. SIAO, JR and JESSEBEAB L. SIAO, referred as the vendee; Under Notary Public of Atty. Edith Abut Docdocil; as Per Doc. No. 94; Page No. 19; Book No. LXXVII; Series of 2018.

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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased EDUARDO ATO GALDIANO, who died on September 26, 2013 at Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur; That he left a parcel of land under TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. RT-48065 (Lot No. 171-B-2-A-A-H, Psd-13-011972) situated in Brgy. Ampayon, Butuan City containing an area of (795) square meters; Is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF SELF ADJUDICATION AND DECLARATION OF HEIRSHIP; made and entered by ELISA L. GALDIANO, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with the law, do hereby depose and state; That being the only surviving spouse of the deceased, I hereby adjudicate unto myself the said real property above stated; Under Notary Public of Atty. Kahlil L. Lamigo; as per Doc No. 07; Page No. 01; Book No. LXXI; Series of 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of SPOUSES ORONTIUS C. CADELINA & HERMINIA A. CADELINA who died on May 15, 2000 and June 27, 1997, both died in Tagum City, that said deceased spouses, left a certain real properties, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-71328 “A parcel of land (Lot 3983-B-9, Psd-104305-016084 being a portion of Lot 3983-B, Psd-10-004173, situated in the barrio of Pagatpat, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY-ONE (1,971) SQUARE METERS; Is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS; Under Notary Public of Atty. Edith Abut Docdocil; as Per Doc. No. 459; Page No. 92; Book No. LXXIV; Series of 2017.

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R.A. 10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Kauswagan

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Kauswagan

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City




In compliance with Section 5 of R. A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VILMA BRACERO-MONTEJO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “SILVANA” to “VILMA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of SILVANA MONTEBON BRACERO who was born on 10 March 1962 at Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Teotimo Bracero and Eulalia Montebon. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than May 31, 2018.

In compliance with Section 5 of R. A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that NATIVIDAD MUGA LEOBERAS has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “NATINGALE” to “TRINIDAD” in the Certificate of Live Birth of NATINGALE MUGA who was born on 8 September 1952 at Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Felix Muga and Teodora Gamurot. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than May 25, 2018.

In compliance with Section 7 of R. A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that REVILLA J. LIBA has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of GIAN KIRE JAMIS LIBA who was born on 21 July 2006 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Revilla J. Jamis and Tito C. Liba. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 2018.

(SGD.) ROSANA F. MENDOZA Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

Publication Notice R.A 10172

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Norte City of Panabo -oOoCITY CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION May 8, 2018 CFN-_________ CCE-119-2018 R.A 10172 In the compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR of R.A 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that JAY E. CASANOBA has filed with this office, a petition for correction of Entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JAY ESTOQUE CASANOBA who was born on 18 July 1987 at Tibungol, Panabo, Davao and whose parents are Sulpicio B. Casanoba & Eunice S. Estoque. Any person adversely affected by said petition may filed his/her written opposition with this office not later than May 30, 2018. MDN: May 10 & 17, 2018

(SGD.) DENNIS B. DEVILLERES, LLB City Civil Registrar, Panabo

(SGD.) ROSANA F. MENDOZA Municipal Civil Registrar

(SGD.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

MDN: May 17 & 24, 2018

R.A Form No. 10.1 (LCRO Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR CITY OF TAGUM

Publication Notice R.A. 10172



CFN-0008-2018 In compliance with the Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that BEVERLY MARTHA A. BETINOL has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “BEVERLEY” to “BEVERLY MARTHA” in the Birth Certificate of BEVERLEY YMAS AGUDERA who was born on July 20, 1961 at TAGUM, DAVAO and whose parents are SANTOS ALMURADO AGUDERA and VICENTA DIAZ YMAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may filed his/her written opposition with this office not later than May 25, 2018.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JOCEL JOY EMBODO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOCEL JOY EMBODO at New Murcia, Matanao, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Isabelo R. Gabaldon and Erlinda R. Embodo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than May 25, 2018.

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(SGD.) FLORDELIZA J. ZULUETA, DPA City Civil Registrar


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Date: May 8, 2018

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and inspire our participants so that they can fulfill their duties as future partners of SSS,” Dooc explained. Other activities during the multi-sectoral forum include lectures from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Region 10 and Mindanao Alliance of Self Help Societies Southern Philippines Educational Cooperative (MASS-SPECC). The SSS launched the

Accreditation Program in 2012 wherein organized groups like cooperatives are selected to provide SSS services to their respective members. Accredited servicing PAs are authorized to screen and receive members’ applications such as SSS registration, salary loans and

funeral benefits while collecting PAs are authorized to collect SSS contributions, loan amortizations and other miscellaneous payments. As of December 2017, there are six accredited servicing and collecting PAs in Mindanao region. (SSS/PIA-10)

Junior High: Where Actions do speak louder than words By Rebecca V. Rebido Teacher 2, Impasug-ong National High School

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Readers of Today Leaders of Tomorrow By Fe Madria Esta, Teacher 111 Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

As parents we have a big responsibility to our child/children. I’ll go with the saying of Harry S. Truman “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers”. We all don’t know what the future of our kids is, because that is beyond of our reach. But let us define the word leadership it is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Reading is so important because no leader in history ever became one simply, because he/she was destined to be a leader. To be a leader is neither a gift nor a talent. But, a discipline that is forged through years of consistent work on weaknesses and development of strengths. Leadership is an influence and you cannot lead anyone if you cannot lead yourself. Nowadays we don’t know what the beauty of reading is. Many nagged and told that reading is just a waste of time and some of us even prefer to play Clash of Clans or any games rather than reading because for them it is so boring. But reading in reality is necessary for leaders for it helps to build one’s self-image. Your self-image refers to not only how you feel about yourself but really how you feel other people feel about you. It predetermines a lot of your confidence in different aspects of your life. A person with a strong self-image will have a high expectation for himself and his future, but someone with a low self-image will not expect much good to happen to him and subconsciously

sabotage anything good that may happen. That is why we must keep on reading; reading maintains your attitude. Your attitude is probably the second most important thing you must check on a daily basis. Your attitude is vital to your success because it determines how you will respond to the negative things that may happen to you. Next, reading strengthens your ability to communicate. There is no successful person on this earth that is not a good communicator. An ability to connect with people is of paramount importance if you are looking to be a successful person someday. Next, reading offers exposure to self-counsel, the ability to self-correct is a skill that must be developed over time. If you do not have an access to a mentor then reading is the next best thing you can do to mentor yourself. Lastly, the best thing about reading books is that all the advice is there for you to take or leave at your own discretion. You may have an ego, the book doesn’t. This makes it easier for you to take action on what you are learning from the books because it is not someone personally telling you that you need to sharpen your skills. The reason for this is when you read you actually hear yourself through your inner ear and as a result you hear yourself giving advice to yourself and it makes it easier to take action on the advice given.


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could be alluding to the two officials when he disclosed at the wake of former senator Edgardo Angara early Tuesday that he was firing two officials. The spokesperson said it’s already up to the Ombudsman to press charges against Macarambon and Umpa, but added the anti-graft agency can pick up from the PACC investigation. “Sila po ay may recommendatory powers, at sinusumite po nila ang kanilang recommendations sa Office of the President (They have recommendatory powers, and they submit recommendations to the Office of the President),” he said. He added the commission inherited 400 complaints from the Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs. Created by Executive Order No. 43 of Duterte, the commission provides assistance to the President in the investigation and hearing of administrative cases and complaints, and in the conduct of lifestyle checks and/or fact-finding inquiries concerning presidential appointees and other public officers allegedly involved in graft and corrupt practices, or have committed other high crimes and/or violations of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Duterte warned that he would get rid of corrupt officials in the government. Last week, former tourism secretary Wanda Teo resigned amid the controversy caused by her agency’s advertisements worth P60 million that were aired on her brothers’ blocktime program Kilos Pronto at the state-run People’s Television Network. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

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Cruz said the firefight that lasted for five hours proved to be costly on the part of the communist guerillas which attacked a well-fortified detachment manned by 15 militiamen and a cadre Army soldier. A boxful of empty shells and live bullets , an M-16 Armalite rifle and a dismembered M203 rifle were recovered at the conflict area. Brig. Gen. Nemesio Gacal, commanding officer of the 402nd Army Brigade based in Butuan City, lambasted the NPA for violating anew their self-declared ceasefire during the election day when they deliberately harassed the paramilitary patrol base. He said the incident runs counter to the assurance of Ariel Montero, spokesperson of Northeastern Mindanao Regional Command, to suspend tactical offensives against government soldiers in Caraga region to let residents freely vote during the last village polls. Due to the incident, Cruz and Esperanza Mayor Leonida Manpatilan has agreed in a meeting yesterday at the town hall to train more Higaonon “Alimaong” warriors to become regular forces of paramilitary units to be deployed in 12 mountain villages believed to be still under the influence of the communist movement. Town councilor Victor Manpatilan, the supreme tribal chieftain of the Higaonons in Esperanza said the Älimaongs” will serve as defense system to support the peace and develop-

ment initiative of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Mayor Manpatilan said she had advised village leaders not to let residents flee their communities and live normally on their livelihood assuring that more Army troops will be deployed to secure them.


from page 1 the purpose RA 9054, or the law strengthening and expanding the Organic Act for the ARMM, and RA 6734 or the law providing for an Organic Act for the ARMM. The approval of the committee report was made on the basis of a motion raised by Quezon City Rep. Christopher Belmonte to pass it. During the explanation of votes, Rep. Raul Daza said he voted in favor of the draft committee report with full faith and confidence that the process described by the assistant majority leader as stated in Section 52, will best serve the interest of democracy and the Filipino people. Daza said he has not committed to any specific amendment as to how he will vote. “I shall look at every amendment during the process which accordingly, will be given full consideration during the caucus and during the plenary deliberation on the floor,” said Daza. Rep. Celso Lobregat said he voted no for various reasons and issues such as education. “Are we going to allow education to be exclusively the domain of the Bangsamoro?” said Lobregat. While he is for peace, Lobregat said he believes that what is needed is a Bangasamoro Basic Law that is just not only for the Bangsamoro but for every Filipino. Rep. Romeo Acop voted no because of the provisions regarding the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), and the National Police Commission (NPC). Acop said the provisions of Republic Act 6475 are basically the same as those in the previously proposed BBL. Being one of the chairmen in the ad hoc committee on the BBL, Acop said nothing has been changed. Rep. Abdullah Dimaporo said what people want is long lasting peace, and not just in the short term. “We have trust and confidence in the President. We hope and pray that he will be able to do something such that peace will last even after his term,” said Dimaporo. (E.A. Galvez)


from page 4 in basic education, carry out national wide HIV-like campaign on the evils of corruption and set an alternative form of social justice system dedicated to corruption. Training our children in sound morals and a sense of civic duty and service to humanity is at the root of addressing a whole range of social ills, many of which go beyond corruption. Having looked at some of the ways in which corruption damages the social and institutional fabric of this nation, the Advocacy Group further suggested that a two-pronged strategy aimed at increasing the benefits of being honest and the costs of being corrupt must be put in place into the very fabric of the working force.

Thursday, May 17, 2018 A sensible combination of reward and punishment system must be put in place to serve as the driving force of reforms. The Advocacy Group would also want to discuss two more complementary approaches in addressing corruption in government. First, the government must create transparency and openness in public spending. The more open and transparent the process, the less opportunity it will provide for malfeasance and abuse. In this respect, press freedom and levels of literacy will, likewise, shape in important ways in the context for reforms. With an active civil society, the culture of participation is an important ingredient to support various strategies aimed at reducing corruption. Second, the government must apply smart technology. Just as government-induced distortions provide many opportunities for corruption, it is also the case that frequent, direct contact between government officials and citizens can open the way for illicit transactions. One way to address this problem is to use readily available technologies to encourage more of an arms-length relationship between officials and civil society. Internet has been proved to be an effective tool to reduce corruption. The use of online platforms to facilitate the government’s interactions with civil society and the business community is seen to effect transparency in the areas of tax collection and public procurement. Perhaps one of the most fertile sources of corruption is associated with the purchasing activities of the state. Adequate levels of openness, competition, a level playing field for suppliers and fairly clear bidding procedures are procedures that will guarantee transparency and accountability. In many of the measures aimed at combating corruption, the underlying philosophy is one of eliminating the opportunity for corruption by changing incentives, by closing off loopholes and eliminating misconceived rules that encourage corrupt behavior. But an approach that will focus solely on changing the rules and the incentives, accompanied by appropriately harsh punishment for violating the rules, is likely to be far more effective if it is also supported by efforts to buttress the moral and ethical foundation of human behavior. (ruffy44_ph2000@


from page 4 in Boracay, no matter how long they may have been there at this point, is anchored on a simple point: at the time they started occupying or started doing business in the island, Boracay and its lands were still classified as “public forest”. Under the law, a “public forest” can never be acquired by any private individual. Because of this classification as a “public forest” of Boracay at that time, titles in favor of any private person over lands therein can never be acquired by anyone, simply because the lands continue to be owned by the government. The Supreme Court clarified that a land which is “unclassified public forest”, like Boracay, can be titled to a private person only when the government declares

it to be ready for disposition to private individuals, which is what Duterte wants to do, but only at this point. “Private claimants’ bid for judicial confirmation of imperfect title… must (therefore) fail because of the absence of the second element of alienable and disposable land…. Where the land is not alienable and disposable, possession of the land, no matter how long, cannot confer ownership or possessory rights…” the Court added. Clearly, no private person owns any land in Boracay, and the President is right in saying Boracay should be delivered to the farmers there. -oooFOR QUESTIONS, REACTIONS: If anyone would like to ask me any question about what the burning issues of the day mean, or what we have discussed here, or to consult on any problem, whatever it maybe, please call 0917 984 24 68, or email me at, or post your concerns at www.facebook. com/attybatas. Promise, I will answer right away. Thank God in the Name of Jesus, Amen!


from page 6 has identified 902 priority projects and activities for the rehabilitation and recovery of Marawi City and its surrounding areas,” Dominguez said. “All of these has an estimated cost of PHP55 billion or roughly USD2.86 billion,” he added. He added that 47 percent of the budget requirement for Marawi rehabilitation will come from National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council project fund, while other sources of fund will include the national government through various agencies, local government units, nongovernmental organizations, development partners, and private sector. The finance chief said the Philippine government may issue retail bonds for both domestic and international markets intended to raise funds to support the Marawi rehabilitation program. Meanwhile, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and concurrent Task Force Bangon Marawi chairman Eduardo del Rosario said the government seeks to commence with the rehabilitation projects for Marawi by June 16. (PNA)


from page 12 “It’s their choice to stay here with me. I gave them the freedom to choose but they chose not to leave,” said Marites admitting that it made her happy. “At least now, we could make a living together and go to church as a family,” she added. Eleven years ago, Marites met the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Inc. (A Microfinance NGO), a social development organization that offers microloans to support the livelihood activities of the socio-economically challenged women and their families. In her 11 years as member of CARD, Inc., the institution has witnessed how she was able to successfully manage her business. From an initial loan of PhP3,000, Marites can now avail a loan up to PhP100,000. Marites was also able to put up an eatery and bought a car, which they use in

Grim of Absenteeism By Fe Madria Esta, Teacher 111 Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon

“Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common” - Albert Einstein We all know that the most common problem in school nowadays and even in the offices is the increasing case of absenteeism. But first what is absenteeism? Well, absenteeism is the habitual pattern of absence from a duty or obligation. A study conducted shows that absenteeism can lead to a Poor Academic Progress. Students’ absenteeism may result in poor academic achievement because students were not able to receive instruction on a consecutive basis. This also causes low standardized test scores because absent students are not present to learn key concepts and skills that are assessed on standardized exams. Student

absenteeism can lead to an increasing disinterest in school and academics in general. Absenteeism increases the chances of a student eventually dropping out of school, which can lead to long term consequences for these students. Such as: lower average incomes, higher incidences of unemployment, and a higher likelihood of incarceration in poverty. The students who drop out of school face a higher risk of poverty because of their inability to secure quality paying employment due to their lack of education. Dropouts who lack education and resources are more likely to commit criminal activity leading to incarceration. Absenteeism also places an extreme strain on the school’s budget allocated in each school district. Absenteeism sometimes has also causes to some no longer like to go to school because they are being bullied by their classmates or they may be lack of motivation and inspiration. This merits an in-depth investigation by both parents and school authorities to eradicate the problem of absenteeism.

transporting goods to their respective clients. She was also able to renovate their house. Like any other stories, Marites also tasted the bitter season of life. Her husband had to go through a kidney surgery. The hospital bill and expenses were quite expensive. Luckily, Marites had availed of the hospitalization benefit or CARD Care offered by CARD Pioneer Microinsurance, the microinsurance arm of CARD Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI) where CARD, Inc. is also a member institution. The benefit covers the daily hospitalization income benefits maximum of 15 days. “I always thank CARD for always being there for me in times of my success and uncertainties as well,” said Marites. Wi t h a l l t h e t h i n g s Marites’s has gone through

in life, she reminds us to be strong always. “We just need to stay stronger and whatever may happen, don’t lose hope in God because He’s always there, just a prayer away.”

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space for her dry goods such as bags, slippers, among others. She also helps women in their hometown, who are mostly housewives, by displaying their assorted tidbits like kutsinta and biko in her store. She also motivates them to do more. “I always remind them to be humble and believe in the power of positivity in every situation just like how I uncovered the secret to a happy and contented life,” Nelia concluded. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SIMULTANEOUS SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of ROGELIO NABO who died on October 10, 1991 at Cagayan de Oro City, that said deceased left among others a parcel of land situated at Igpit, Opol, Misamis Oriental, more particularly described as follows: DECLARATION OF REAL PROPERTY “A parcel of land (Lot No. 5267-C-6), containing an area of TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX (2, 786) square meters, more or less; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS; That we, LOLITA B. NABO, ELVIE LIZA B. NABO, JERIEL B. NABO and ALVIN B. NABO, hereby waive all my rights, title and interest over the aforementioned property in favor of ROSALIE N. PELONIO; Under Notary Public of Atty. Quintilianito S. Babarin, Jr.; as Per Doc. No. 924; Page No. 85; Book No. 84; Series of 2018.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of MARIA VICTORIA P. GABOR who died on March 25, 2017 at Butuan City, that said deceased left a certain real property, which is more described as follows, to wit: TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION (KATIBAYAN NG ORIHINAL NA TITULO Blg. P-6537 “Lot No. 100100-7, Csd-13-002515 D=10211, Pls-22, situated in Bonbon, Butuan City, containing an area of ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED ONE (1, 101) Sq. m.; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE; made and entered into by and among the HEIRS/VENDORS; That for and in consideration of the amount of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php. 100,000.00) Philippine Currency, in hand paid to the HEIRS/ VENDORS, receipt of which sum being hereby acknowledge by them, the herein parties, by these presents, hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto and in favor of SANDRA S. BONILLA, hereinafter referred to as the VENDEE; Under Notary Public of Atty. Jose B. Guibone; as Per Doc. No. 424; Page No. 85; Book No. III; Series of 2018.

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Humility and Positivity A famous author, Rick Warren, once said, “humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less.” This is indeed a hard thing to do when we center ourselves in what we want and what will make us happy. How will it be possible to think of ourselves less? According to Nelia Morales, 60, from Carmen, Agusan del Sur, being humble is not thinking of yourself as greater or higher than others, instead be sensitive to their struggles as well. Life is all about humility and positivity since we all need to overcome, other than that, we lose the battle. “I think humility is a virtue that each one of us should possess. My business grew a little but I always remind myself to be humble in any situation.

And whenever I experience failure, I remind myself that it is only temporary, and it will soon pass,” Nelia said. Nelia is an active member of Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Inc. (A Microfinance NGO), a social development organization that offers microloans to support the livelihood activities of the socio-economically challenged women and their families. In 2009, she was persuaded by her neighbors to join the institution. Knowing the policies and procedures, she was encouraged to start dreaming more for her small sari-sari store. Her first loan was PhP3,000, which she used as an additional capital. Dreaming was easy but the road to reaching them was unbearably difficult. More than that, she said

that it is terribly difficult to see her family soaked in poverty. All her children are already married and they all stayed in one compound. She allowed her daughters and daughters-in-law to help in the store for them to earn, too. “Whenever I look back, I remember how I carry those basket of goods to be sold, under the heat of the sun every day,” Nelia reminisced. “One time, I cried when we cannot even give them a proper meal, as a mother, it broke my heart,” she added. According to her, in every situation, positivity is the key. Positivity is the result of hope and the belief that everything will soon be alright, in time. At present, Nelia’s grocer y store grew bigger, where she also added up a See humility, page 11

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“I am now old and growing older and older every day; even my hair almost fully turn its color into white. But I am now happy to see my family staying stronger together,” said Marites Gabato, with a spark of happiness in her eyes. Marites Gabato, a resident from Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, is a

52-year-old mother of four, who worked as a fish vendor for almost 25 years. All of her four children were graduates in (vocational and degree courses). They all tried working overseas but eventually returned home to stay and join their parents in nurturing their business. See stay, page 11

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