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Volume VIII, No. 295

Friday, May 17, 2019



35 years in service-Jesus For All Nations “JESUS CHRIST REIGNS: Our Coming King” is the theme of the 35th Anniversary & Jesus Worship Celebration of Jesus For All Nations based in Cagayan de Oro City headed by Bishop Bing & Anne Gadian. This big event for Jesus will be held today at Atrium, Limketkai Center, 9:00

‘Video’ of alleged pre-shading of ballots went viral By DIVINA M. SUSON Correspondent

M A R AW I C i t y - - T h e Commission on Elections (Comelec) has yet to receive the report on the alleged video that went viral on the social media showing the alleged “pre-shading” of ballots during the voting process in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City on May 13. Provincial Election Supervisor Allan Kadun said this after video footages surfaced on social media showing a woman, wearing red long dress and light brown scarf, shading ballots filed thickly infront of her. The woman was sitting on an arm chair inside what appears to be a class See VIDEO, page 11

PPCRV to look into poll glitches

o’clock In the morning until 7:00 o’clock in the evening. In the Holy Bible, the book of Nehemiah 12:43 says that it is God Himself who caused His people to rejoice in Hm. For 35 years in reaching out and helping all kinds of people, God is so faithful to do

His part therefore in return we can worship and greatly rejoice in Him. “Six years ago, I desired to be the chairman of this yearly celebration for Jesus, now it is fulfilled in my very own eyes, thank you Lord I am part of this big event”, according

Comelec proclaims ‘Juliette Uy,’ ‘Rufus’ See JESUS, page 11

By JOEL ESCOL MDN online and MARK FRANCISCO Correspondent

THE provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) yesterday afternoon proclaimed reelectionist Rep. Juliette Uy as the official winner in the congressional race in second district of Misamis Oriental. Comelec Provincial Supervisor Aleli Ramirez proclaimed Rep. Uy, who garnered 159,078 votes based on the results tabulated by ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019. Her closest rival former Cagayan de Oro City Rep. AND THE WINNERS ARE. Commission on Elections (Comelec) Provincial Supervisor Aleli Ramirez pro- Benjo Benaldo gathered claimed relectionist Rep. Juliette T. Uy as the official winner in the congressional race for the second district of 74,508 votes, while indepenMisamis Oriental on the May 13, 2019 midterm elections. Right photo, City Elections Officer Ramil Acol (right photo), dent candidate Jun Baculio proclaimed Rufuz Rodriguez (left) as congressman-elect in the second district of Cagayan de Oro City. had 13,269 votes. Photos by Mark Francisco

See PROCLAIMS, page 11

A CHURCH-BACKED poll watchdog has requested data from the transparency server of the Commission on Elections amid glitches. The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said the situation calls for transparency to erase doubts among the people. Myla Villanueva, PPCRV chairperson, said the data would help them determine if the data will match with results from the central server. “For me as a tech person, what is important is to see why it happened in the first place. Second, the data from the central and transparency server should match,” Villanueva said. But she said they would wait for the right time “be- WINNERS IN C. DE ORO POLLS. Cagayan de Oro City elections officer Ramil Acol (fourth from left) proclaims the winning candidates cause that is post-forensic”. in the 2019 local polls led by reelectionist Mayor Oscar Moreno (third from left), reelectionist first district Rep. Rolando Uy (fifth from left), reelecSee GLITCHES, page 11

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2 Ecleo out; Dinagat’s new governor is human rights lawyer Kaka Bag-ao FOR ADS PLACEMENT CALL OR TEXT: 0917-712-1424 • 0947-893-5776

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THE reign of the Ecleo dynasty in Dinagat Islands is over. Two-term Representative and human rights lawyer Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao is the new Governor of the 12-year old province, ending a succession of four terms held by the Ecleos who had long ruled Dinagat before it was carved out of Surigao del Norte to

constitute a province. According to the Commission on Elections’ partial, unofficial results based on 100% or election returns and posted by ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019, Bag-ao (Liberal Party) won 29,869 votes against the administration PDP-Laban candidate Ben Glen Ecleo’s 26 843 but her running mate Carlos Eludo lost to PDP’s Nilo Demerey who garnered 27,833 votes against Eludo’s 21,857.

For the post of lone district representative to Congress, Alan 1 Ecleo, who got 26,746 votes, won by a margin of only 488 votes against LP’s Ann Pinat’s 26,258. Bag-ao is a human rights lawyer who served as Executive Director of the alternative law firm, Balaod Mindanaw. She served as lawyer for the farmers who marched to Manila from Sumilao in Bukidnon in 2007, and served from 2010 to 2013 in Congress,

as Akbayan party-list Representative. She was elected Dinagat’s lone representative to Congress in 2013 and was re-elected in 2016. She also won against an Ecleo in 2013, earning her the title “dragon slayer.” Geraldine Ecleo-Villaroman was elected as the first governor of Dinagat Islands in 2007 while her mother Glenda Buray Ecleo was representative. Glenda ran for Governor in 2010 and is completing her third term on June 30 this year. In 2010, Ruben Ecleo Jr. succeeded his mother Glenda as 1st district Representative but was dropped from the rolls of Congress on May DEED EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT BETWEEN HEIRS OVER A BANK DEPOSITS WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby served to the public that the intestate estate of the late ACMAD L. RADIA, residents of Purok 5, Brgy. Tambacan Iligan City passed away on October 12, 2018; that at the time of his death, he was an employee at 4th Sharia Circuit Court of Iligan City as a Utility Worker; That the deceased had an ATM Payroll Account issued by LANDBANK Supreme Court Branch, Manila with Savings Account No. 3477 0574 29 contained with a total Cash Deposits of Php _________as of May ________, 2019; are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF BANK DEPOSITS, made and executed in Iligan City by and among: INTAN P. RADIA, NORHATA B. RADIA, RAISALAM P. RADIA, RAIHANA P. RADIA, NOR-AIN P. RADIA, AMELADIN P. RADIA, RADDY RISKY RADIA, ACMAD JR. RADIA and SITTIE NORHANISA RADIA, all Filipino, of legal age minor/single/married/ widow, all residing at Purok 5, Brgy. Tambacan, Iligan City; that the herein HEIRS.WAIVANTS do hereby WAIVE AND TRANSFER as they actually WAIVE AND TRANSFER their rights over the above-mentioned cash deposit at Landbank SupremeCourt Branch, Manila in the total amount of Php __________ unto and in favor of the heir/daughter of the deceased ACMAD L. RADIA in the person of NOR-AIN P. RADIA, likewise of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Purok 5, Brgy. Tamv=bacan, Iligan City, Philippines herein after called as the HEIR/WAIVEE, his heirs, interest, assignees, executors, administrators, and or to any person acting legally in his behalf from liens and encumbrances whatsoever nature; Under Notary Public of Atty. BERNA GIFT C. GONZAGA-DIMACALING; as per Doc No. 411; Book No. XV; Page No. 42; Series of 2019. MDN: May 17, 24 & 31, 2019

31, 2012. The fugitive Ecleo was convicted in a graft case, which he appealed before the Sandiganbayan but was denied with finality, and was also convicted in a Cebu City court in 2012 for killing his wife. With Ecleo Jr. out, Bagao, then Akbayan party-list representative, was appointed caretaker of the province’s lone congressional district in late 2012. Her stint as caretaker, she said, gave her the platform “to show that government can work for the people and that the resources of government can change the lives of the poor and the marginalized sector.” Bag-ao implemented projects and programs in the province, which included P120 million worth of infrastructure projects, P8 million worth of scholarship for the youth and P3 million worth of free medical assistance. She also distributed 77 brand new multicabs and 33 pump boats to the different barangays in the province. “We launched a showcase of how things can be different here in Dinagat. We made our message clear and simple such that even little children can understand,” she said. “Sabi nga nila (They said that) it would take a miracle for us to win in the last elections, and that miracle happened. The miracle was not me, the miracle that made the impossible a reality was

because of all of you,” Bagao said. In the 2013 election, Bagao presented herself to the electorate go give her the mandate to represent the lone congressional district. She won against Gwendolyn Ecleo, former mayor of Dinagat town. In that election, Bag-ao ran with an Ecleo – Geraldine, the Vice Governor who ran for governor against her mother Glenda. The matriarch won the race by a slim margin of 625 votes. “It is not impossible to defeat a dragon if you are on the right path in the quest for change and hope,” Bag-o then said during her oathtaking in 2013. Of seven towns in Dinagat, the Ecleos won in two towns: Ozzy Ecleo (PDP) won the mayoralty in Basilisa against Dondon Ensoy (LP) while in San Jose, Yngwie Ecleo (Ind) won against the PDP’s Joslyn Ecleo. But in Dinagat town, Craig Ecleo (PDP) lost the mayoralty to LP’s Yoyo Leyran. In Cagdianao, Denden Longos was elected mayor against the PDP’s Boy Cagape; in Libjo, the unopposed Sammy Llamera (PDP) won; in Loreto town, the PDP’s Doan Ladaga won by a margin of 35 votes against Nena QuijanoLadaga (LP); whle in Tubajon, independent candidate Fely Pedrablanca won against the LP’s Geng Vargas. (Carolyn O. Arguillas /MindaNews)


spond to the text message and call. Anothe video of a woman pre shading ballots was posted on social media stating it happing in Maguing town in Lanao del Sur. Two persons were seen in the video helping the woman, who said to be a member of the electoral board, shading the thick file of ballots in an arm chair. “For those who has personal knowledge na sila talaga ang nandoon, sila ang kumuha ng picture or video they can file appropriate charges against the teachers or kung sinuman ang mga perpetrators,” Kadun said.

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room. A source said, it happened in one of the voting centers in Marawi City. In the video, another person is seen passing ballots that appeared he have helped in shading the election documents. S ome p ers ons were seen around watching the woman who said to be a member of the electoral board according to a source. The source provided this paper the name and the contact number of the woman but she did not re-

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Cebu Pacific opens applications for new batch of Cadet Pilots

LEADING Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific (CEB) is opening applications for a seventh batch of Cadet Pilots to be trained at the prestigious Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) in Australia through CEB’s “study now, pay later, zero-interest” training program. The carrier will be selecting 16 cadet pilots to join six other batches currently undergoing pilot training in Australia. Application period for the seventh batch of Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilots will run from May 17 to 26, 2019. Interested applicants may visit https://www. YFDGFGM to apply for the program starting 12 noon on May 17, 2019. There is no application fee for the program. Only applicants who pass the online pre-screening will proceed with the next stages of the selection process. The selection process consists of interviews,

computer aptitude tests, medical examinations, psychological tests and spoken English tests. Only successful applicants undergo an on-site screening for core skills and pilot aptitude tests, among others, where a fee of AU$425.00 (about PHP19,000) will be charged. The Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilot Program is a multi-million dollar initiative that aims to provide a steady flow of highly-skilled, internationally trained airline pilots over the next five years. Applicants must be Filipino citizens who are college graduates who are proficient in English. There are no preferred college degrees, and applicants need only have an average grade of at least 80% or its equivalent in subjects related to Math, Physics and English. Cebu Pacific shoulders the entire cost of the pilot training. Cadet-pilots who successfully complete

the training are assured of employment with the carrier. They then reimburse the cost of the program through monthly salary deduction over a maximum of ten years at zero-interest. One of these applicants was Darryl Dave Ditucalan from Iligan City. A certified Electronics and Communications Engineer, Ditucalan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. His parents are farmers and local government officials in the province of Lanao del Norte. Ditucalan took a chance and applied for the program. After undergoing a comprehensive selection process, he became part of the first batch of CEB Cadet Pilots. After a year of training in Adelaide, Australia, Ditucalan and 11 other cadets are set to return to the Philippines by mid-June where they

Darryl Dave Ditucalan of Iligan City is one of the first Cebu Pacific Cadet Pilots who underwent training in Adelaide, Australia. He and his fellow cadet pilots are set to return to the Philippines in a few weeks (Photo courtesy of Dave Ditucalan)

are assured of positions as First Officers in the carrier’s pilot corps. “To those wanting to be pilots but are financially or otherwise constrained, take advantage of this opportunity offered by Cebu Pacific. The ten

year payback period is very affordable compared to what this career can bring to you and your family,” said Ditucalan. Since the program was launched in late2017, CEB has deployed 80 cadet pilots to FTA,

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Padayon Pilipino candidates win majority seats in Misamis Oriental THE roaring sounds in the political battlefield in Misamis Oriental have ended. However, the cries of the losers still reverberate in the four corners of the province. No doubt, the worthy warriors win. With a tangible accomplishment and performance, no amount of personal attacks could sway the enormous support of the people against the worthy candidates. The Padayon Pilipino regional political party led by Governor Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi” Emano had demonstrated its strong grip and control of Misamis Oriental’s political battlefield. Bambi wins the gubernatorial race by a wide margin as against his closest rival Julio Uy, of the Nationalist Union Party (NUP). Uy might have given his best, but the people believed in

Bambi more. Un k nown to many, Bambi Emano’s winning the gubernatorial was the most crucial in all his political career. Having officially installed as the Chairman of the Padayon Pilipino, Bambi’s responsibility to make the party intact is no nonsense job. Aside from maintaining the public trust, Bambi must create a formidable political party that would be able to meet and surmount the political demands of the time. In view of the compelling demands of the time, Bambi must re-engineer the structure of the Padayon Pilipino political party. He must reexamine the strength and weaknesses of the Padayon Pilipino based on his personal experiences and the observation of people, not

necessarily closer to him. An independent scrutiny would provide the good Governor the real picture of the Padayon Pilipino, as a regional political party and as the political party of the people. It is only by conducting an honest and independent restructuring of the political party that Emano could be assured of a strong, formidable and united Padayon Pilipino. With the majority of the party mates winning the majority seats in the provincial board, the Padayon Pilipino enjoys an advantageous political platform. Perhaps, finding the appropriate political strategies would be appropriate, so to speak. Anyway, political strategy is a very complicated subject that the CYNOSURE could not write about it

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simply in 500 to 600 words. The are a plenty of aggregates that must be taken into consideration. But, the most important thing is that the strategy could solicit positive response from the people. For now, the CYNOSURE is extending the warmest greetings to the winners of the May 13, 2019 midterm election this year. Everyone is optimistic that the newly elected public officials would deliver their campaign promises. C ong r atu l at i ons t o Christian Unabia, son of former congressman Pedro Unabia (elected city vice mayor of Gingoog City), for winning the 1st See CANDIDATES, page 11

A Deeper View

In hindsight

IT is always good to view certain events after the fact because you’ll have the benefit of hindsight like when we try to dissect the nitty-gritty of last Monday’s midterm elections. The results, especially in the senatorial race, admittedly was a rout by the candidates personally endorsed by the president against their foes. And the Palace spin masters were quick to claim it was mainly due to what they say as the Duterte magic. But is there really such a thing? Of course, the diehards would claim yes there is such a thing proved by the rout itself. The non-diehards, on the other hand, would argue there’s no such a thing as

Duterte magic that enabled the rout to happen. What was glaring was Otso Diretso’s refusal to strongly make the threeyear Duterte presidency’s performance the crux of the matter in last Monday’s election. Justified this by arguing the midterm elections is not a presidential election. But they fatally forgot that midterm elections serve as referendum on the sitting president. Duterte was the issue but inexplicably the opposition spared him and his presidency from being subjected to a litmus test if it had delivered according to its 2016 campaign promises and what it has accomplished after three years in office. This did not

happen. Duterte’s endorsement of his favored senatorial candidates was then not critiqued according to his presidency’s own performance. The myth that he is doing well for the country was perpetuated instead of being subjected to close scrutiny. Knowing the midterm election is crucial to the remaining three years of his presidency, Duterte left no stone unturned to ensure the victory of his favored candidates. He personally endorsed them and campaigned hard for them. In between regular television programs were political ad placements of his candidates with him strongly endorsing each of them. This

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phenomenon was witnessed by the nation during the campaign period. So massive was the tv ad placements of his candidates that viewers became nauseous about them. Truth is those political ads showing the president separately endorsing his favored candidates reached a point of becoming an annoyance on air. Add the infomercials these Duterte favored candidates aired after the filing of their certificates of candidacies in October, last See HINDSIGHT, page 11

Letters from Davao

It’s time to move on

AS the cliche goes, “the people have spoken”. Many polling precincts had become a virtual market place where votes were sold. But such is the nature of the beast. It’s a gamble where bets are placed in “the dark”... meaning one foregoes with probabilities and just say “come what may”. For those who sold their votes, they just gambled their future. For the rest of us life must move on. That’s for the local election. The national election derby is another story. In the past, captive votes were traded for guns and golds but since the fiefdoms of Andal Ampatuan had been totally expunged those running for national positions have to rely on the strength

of their party organizations. The regional parties and the alliance that they forged were a force to reckon with. Hugpong Ng Pagbabago which was spearheaded by Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte welded an alliance that became an effective vehicle for senatorial race like what we have just seen in the May 13 midterm elections. For certain this will determine the outcome of future elections. HnP-PDP Laban totally obliterated the Liberal Party senatorial slate Otso Deretso. In the meantime, Dabawenyos celebrate the spectacular performance of their homegrown neophyte politicians - Christopher “Bong” Go and

Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa. They and the rest of the candidates identified with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte decisively won the elections. Their victory is extremely crucial to this administration as it embarks on the implementation stage of its Build, Build, Build program. The Duterte government just achieved unprecedented milestones in the Philippines. Its 10-point economic agenda and tax reforms earned a bbb+ investment grade for the country, Duterte himself registered an “Excellent” approval never experienced in the annals of the Social Weather Station or trust rating and he is bound to have full cooperation from the legislative department.

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The autonomous government in the Bangsamoro region will soon be fully functional paving a new era of peace and development in Mindanao while the local peace talks with the New Peoples Army continue to gain headway. We have seen the defeat of left-leaning political organizations while the voice of Jose Ma. Sison, head of the moribund communist party of the Philippines, had become pipsqueak and irrelevant. It’s time to move forward.


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Mid-term elections usher in fresh faces, new era of politics Friday, May 17, 2019

By Christine Cudis PNA

AS the mid-term elections nears its conclusion, results show that voters chose to try a new brand of leadership, not only in national posts but also in local governments as well. Aside from the various issues that cropped up as the votes were counted, a more shocking moment also unfolded -- the people have elected young, passionate, and idealistic leaders. With these attributes combined with a fresh face and promise of change, these new local chief executives brought down incumbents with big names who ruled for generations. Vico Sotto (Pasig City) While he was born to TV host-comedian Vic Sotto and actress Coney Reyes, Vico seemed to have a different path to take on and is more than just an eye candy. Hi s m ay o r a l t y b i d seemed to be like bumping into a thick wall as he faced incumbent Robert Eusebio, whose family ruled the city for 27 years.

From eft to right, San Juan Mayor-elect Francis Zamora; Manila Mayor-elect Isko Moreno; and Pasig Mayor-elect Vico Sotto

The 29-year Pasig mayor-elect is a Political Science graduate from Ateneo de Manila University. He was recognized best-performing councilor in 2016. The young politician

banked on healthcare for Pasig residents, especially those from the eastern part of the city which he describes as the people who were left behind; localized freedom of information,

and anti-corruption. He also mentioned although the city cradles PHP10.7billion budget, one of the country’s biggest, residents do not get to benefit. In 1992, Vicente “En-

teng” Eusebio -- the family’s patriarch -- was elected as the city’s mayor. When his nine-year term ended in 2001, he was succeeded by his wife, Soledad CruzEusebio. Vicente again ran

in 2004 while Robert ran in 2007 and served as mayor until 2013. He ran again in 2016, replacing his wife Maribel, who served as mayor from 2013 to 2016. Isko Moreno (Manila) Manila mayor-elec t Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, a former scavenger, vowed to restore the Philippine capital city to its old glory, describing it as “deteriorating” now because of dirty surroundings. T h e f o r m e r a c t o rturned-politician eyes to create physical development by building more green projects and more breathing spaces in the city. Moreno, who also served as Manila councilor and vice mayor, also wanted the proposed social amelioration or poverty alleviation program and the 10-year infrastructure program to be felt by Manileño’s in the next 12 months. The 44-year-old actorturned-p olitician won against former president and reelectionist Joseph Estrada. Prior to his candidacy See POLITICS, page 11

“Akong kinasing-kasing Pasalamat sa tanang Kagay-anon ilabi na sa Distrito 1 sa pagbulig ug pagsalig kanako nga subli inyong nahimong Konsehal” Ako kanunay mag alagad kaninyo!!! Greetings from:

Re-elected 1st District City Councilor

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Mayor Sara hails Dabawenyos for favoring 12 HNP Senate bets DAVAO CIT Y -- Mayor Sara Z. Duterte has hailed Dabawenyos for their straight vote for 12 Senate candidates backed by her political party, the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), a first in this city’s history. “I have said that I feel alone every day, stressing over making sure Davao City is okay but when I am in distress, Dabawenyos carry me on their backs,” she said in her Instagram message on Wednesday. “Sa tanan kalisod, baha, bagyo ug kani nga election sa senador wala gyud ko ninyo gibiyaan (In all the challenges, flooding, storm and this election for senators, you never left me),” Sara said, admitting she was emotional when writing her message. Sara was the campaign manager of HNP, the regional party she formed along with the four Davao Region governors – Claude Bautista of Davao Occidental, Jay vee Tyron Uy of Compostela Valley, Anthony del Rosario of Davao del Norte, and Nelson Dayanghirang of Davao Oriental.

She went campaigning with the HNP-backed candidates all throughout the 90-day election period. The mayor said she is humbled by the results of the May 13 elections as she quoted Luke 12:48: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required”. She admitted to have cried when she learned that Davao City delivered a 12-0 vote for the senatorial candidates of the HNP. “The tears flowed and the sobbing followed,” she said. “Daghang salamat sa inyong tanan (Thank you very much to all of you),” the mayor said, vowing to work harder “until I break.” In the final election count in Davao City, Dabawenyos voted for Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go (533,550); Ronald dela Rosa (518,778); Pia Cayetano (448,599); Cynthia Villar (445,757); Francis Tolentino (400,297); Sonny Angara (384,773); Imee Marcos (367,008); JV Ejercito (322,773); Koko Pimentel (297,452); Dong Mangudadatu (297,338); Bong Revilla (239,899); a n d Ji n g g o y E s t r a d a

Bong Go leads in Davao City

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (PNA

(225,217). In the 13th, 14th and 15th ranks are Grace Poe ( 2 0 7 , 8 6 1 ) ; L it o L api d (172,055); and Jiggy Manicad (166,454), respectively. Meanwhile, the three Dutertes – Sara for mayor, Sebastian “Baste” for vice mayor, and Paolo for first district congressional representative, were proclaimed poll winners around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday along with the first district city councilors.

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A l l t h re e we re n ot around and were represented by HNP lawyers Eduardo Legaspina and Warren Leong. Sara garnered 580,440 votes against independent candidate Marcelino Marcellones’ 4,270. Unopposed for vice m ay o r, S e b a s t i a n g o t 558,128 votes. Paolo won with total votes of 197,370 over Susan Uyanguren with 5,135 votes and Rex Labis with 2,124 votes. In a statement, Paolo thanked the people of the first district for choosing him to be their representative in Congress. “I am truly humbled and at the same time, honored by your trust and support to me,” he said.

He also thanked the volunteers, friends, and family for their dedication and hard work during the campaign. Paolo vowed to be not only the voice and strength of his constituents in the House of Representatives but also a strong supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte in achieving his vision for the country. On the other hand, the Top 10 party-list groups that received the most vot e s f rom D ab awe n yos are: PBA (123,211); Dumper PTDA (66,756); Marino (52,242); ACT-CIS (48,962); Duterte Youth (18,526); RAM (12,072); Bayan Muna (9,767); Coop NATCCO (8,858); Senior Citizens (8,845); and 1Pacman (7,040). (PNA)

Davao Light is now ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 certified DAVAO Light and Power Co., Inc., an Aboitiz company and a subsidiary of the AboitizPower, has achieved another milestone as it is now an ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018 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 14001:2015 or the environmental management system certification refers to the requirements in enhancing Davao Light’s environmental performance. Meanwhile, the ISO 45001:2018, which is the occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, was for the requirements of Davao Light to manage risks and

opportunities to help prevent work-related injury and ill health to workers. D u r i ng t he au d it , TÜVR has validated that Davao Light has met all the requirements of ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 14001:2015. “This milestone reflects how Davao Light is committed to continually improve the efficiency of its business processes especially in relation to occupational health and safety and environmental policies.” said Engr. Rodger S. Velasco, Davao Light’s President and COO. Velasco also added that the accreditation will help the company’s various business processes attain a much improved business performance. Davao Light, the third largest electric distribution utility in the Philippines, will continue to advance business and communities where it serves.

DAVAO CIT Y -- Former Special Assistant to the President and now Senator-elect Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go obtained the highest number of votes in Davao City among the senatorial candidates. Based on the final unofficial results published in ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019 website, Go garnered 533,550 votes or 83.92% of the 635,806 voters of the city’s three congressional districts. Former Philippine National Police director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa came second highest with 518,778 votes; comebacking Senator Pia Cayetano, 448,599; reelectionist Cynthia Villar, 445,757; former Met rop olit an Mani la Development Authority chair Francis Tolentino, 400,297; reelectionist Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, 384,773; incumbent Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, 367,008; reelectionist JV Ejercito, 322,773; reelectionist Koko Pimentel, 297,452; D on g Man g u d a d atu , 297,338; comebacking Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr., 239,899; and Jinggoy Estrada, 225,217. Atty. Krisna Samantha Caballero, city election officer and BOC chairman, said the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) reported a voters’ turnout 64.57%, although lower from their target of 70% to 80%. “It’s still an ample number of voters,” she said. Caballero reminded the politicians to submit their statement of contributions and expenditures (SOCE) on or before June 12 regardless if they have won, lost, or withdrawn their candidacies. She added that the COMELEC in Davao Region had also documented violations to the election rules committed by local politicians. “It is documented. It will be acted upon,” she said, adding that it would not be easy because some of the complainants would later withdraw complaints before they would even progress. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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Meanwhile, total revenues for 2018 reached PHP17.49 billion or 8.13 percent higher than the target for the year. The amount is also higher by 14 percent compared to the total revenues recorded a year earlier. Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade lauded the PPA for its robust fiscal performance which, in turn, shall contribute to the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” program. “As I previously said to

the men and women of the PPA, their agency’s future fiscal performance shall be measured against their latest records. The agency has achieved so much in terms of dividends remittance despite the massive infrastructure spending for port rehabilitation and development. This kind of fiscal management shall truly aid the government in achieving the ‘Golden Age of Infrastructure’,” Tugade said. According to PPA General Manager Jay Daniel Santiago, the agency’s performance in the last two years has placed the PPA on stable financial


ground, which will enable the agency to continue sustaining port services of the highest standards. “The streamlining of port processes coupled with strategic port development and modernization have greatly contributed to this strong performance as we aim for our operations to be on par with global standards,” Santiago said. Santiago added that the overall remittance of Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) is a positive indication of the country’s growing economic status worldwide. “This is also a testament to the resiliency of the Philippine economy as it continues to thrive despite external pressures from different foreign economies,” Santiago added. With this, the PPA is expected to once again land in the higher echelon of the “Billionaires’ Club” of GOCCs contributing billions of pesos in dividends to the national government. PPA is a consistent member of this club in the last decade but belonging only to the bottom half of the club. It only upped the ante when the Duterte administration took over in 2016. (DOTR PR)

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Mantaring, Chairman of Sun Life Financial Philippine Holding Company, Inc. & Chairperson of Ayala Land’s Risk Management Committee and Mr. Andrew Minnitt, CEO Singapore of Aon as the keynote speakers of the C-Suite Panel Discussion. They will share with us from the senior management’s perspective their views on how disruptive technologies and sustainability shape their current risk management philosophy and practices. This session will be moderated by Mr. Steve Tunstall, General Secretary of PARIMA. Other notable personalities to grace the PARIMA Conference are Mr. Donald Patrick Lim, Country CEO of Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines who will lead an insightful discussion on risk management in the era of Digital Transformation and Ms. Karen Davila, an award-winning broadcaster and journalist from ABSCBN Informational who will present her perspective on the issue of fake news and her personal experiences in the media industry. The PARIMA Philippines Board Members Ms.

R. A. 10172 Form No 10.1 (LCRO)

Victoria Tan, Head, Group Risk Management Unit of Ayala Corporation and Ms. Annacel Natividad, First Vice President – Chief Risk Officer of Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. will join on stage to officially open the conference. Several industry key players will take part on sessions featuring topics such as Alternative Risk Transfer, Future of Work, Cyber Risks, Regulatory, Sustainability, Skilling Up and Digital Transformation. On the 21st of May, corporate risk managers are welcome to join Masterclasses comprising of five different sessions with focus on Intermediar y Relationships, Risk Management, Human Capital Risks, Cyber Incident Response and Countr y Risk Analysis, each having deep-dive discussion among participants. One of the highlights of PARIMA Manila 2019 conference is the launch of the risk management competency model. The project is one of PARIMA’s initiatives to continually help the profession to have a set of competencies that risk managers should acquire to ensure success in their chosen field. Industry players such as Aon, AXA XL, Marsh,

Zurich, AIG, Allianz, Deloitte, HDI, International SOS, Malayan Insurance, MetricSteam, Pioneer Insurance & Surety Corporation, Lloyd’s and Willis Towers Watson will support the event. PARIMA Manila 2019 Conference welcomes media to join this premium event for risk managers and may send email to team@ to receive their complimentary ticket and more information. To learn more about the conference, you may visit: http:// About PARIMA PARIMA is the Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association. It is a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to developing risk management as a profession and providing a platform for risk & insurance managers to connect. We aim to strengthen and enhance the culture of risk management by creating opportunities for education and dialogue within the community. It currently has more than 1,900 members representing more than 950 companies across the AsiaPacific region. For more information on PARIMA and its activities, please visit or contact

R. A. 9048 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 EDEL B. BATO has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate live of birth EDEL BADO BATO who was born on 02 APRIL 1995 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Leonida C. Bado and Thomas M. Bato. Any person adversely affected by the said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 2019.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that RAISA S. SARIPADA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “SOPHIA” to “FATMAH SOFIA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of SOPHIA SARIPADA SARIPADA who was born from 02, MARCH 1999 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Raisa S. Saripada and Aziz D. Barabadan. Any person adversely affected by the said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 2019.


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Rifle grenade, drug paraphernalia recovered in military operation CAMP SIONGCO, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao –The troops of 90th Infantry Battalion and 61st Division Reconnaissance Company recovered a rifle grenade and drug paraphernalia as the military conducted clearing operation in Barangay Kilalan, Talitay, Maguindanao this afternoon, May 15, 2019. Also recovered were empty shells, bandolier, camouflage uniforms, ICOM radio and 23 pcs of Cal .50 (linked). The clearing operation was part of the military operation against the presence of armed lawless groups (ALG) in Talitay town. Lt. Col. Crizaldo A. Fernandez, the Commanding Officer of 90th IB, said that they will pursue the lawless groups in barangays Bentan and Manggay of the same town as there are reported presence of ALG.


from page 10 resolve this issue. Hindi na natin maibabalik pa ‘yung dinulot na inconvenience these cancellations have caused (We will not be able to reverse the inconvenience these cancellations caused). But moving forward, we aim to have more substantial actions so that our passengers will not have to suffer,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said. An investigation conducted by the CAB earlier this month showed that Cebu Pacific cancelled its flights to improve its on-time performance (OTP). Cebu Pacific disclosed that

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Meanwhile, 603rd Brigade Commander Col. Wilbur C. Mamawag said that the recoveries was part of the focused military operation to thwart the local terrorists in creating havoc in his area of jurisdiction.

“The Joint Task Force Central remained committed to provide a secured environment to all the communities even after the election,” said JTF Central Commander Maj. General Cirilito E. Sobejana. pr

its aircrafts take at least 49 to 66 minutes before taking off during the hearings of the CAB held on May 2 and 6. The hour-long stay on the tarmac was observed to have pushed Cebu Pacific’s OTP to an average of 51.16 percent, with lows of around 30 percent in March. “This record, according to Cebu Pacific during the hearings, impelled the airline to finally come up with the decision to cancel flights. It said that the flight cancellations will “create space” in their flight and crew inventory, “make way for operational recovery,” and “minimize rolling delays.”

The airline made clear that the factors adversely affecting its OTP are largely within its internal operational sphere,” the DOTr said. Furthermore, Cebu Pacific was found to have “crewing problems” as the additional time spent by on-duty crew on the tarmac consumes the working hours and reserves that were supposed to be utilized at a much later schedule. Cebu Pacific applied for cancellation of 172 one-way domestic flights from 28 April through 10 May 2019 equivalent to about 14 flights out of its 400 daily domestic flights. (PNA)

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late Spouses AGUIDO V. TOLIBAS and VISITACION P. TOLIBAS, who died last April 15, 1991 and Sept. 4, 2008, respectively, all in Cagayan de Oro City, without any will; that the deceased, at the time of their death, left the following real property: TRANSFER CERTIFCATION OF TITLE NO. T-18381; A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2006-D1-A, of the Subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-143099, being a portion of Lot 2006-D-1 (LRC) Psd-134304, LRC Rec. No. N-30882) situated in the District of Carmen, City of Cagayan de Oro City; Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED (300) SQUARE METERS; are the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF GUILLER FABRIGAS, made and entered by and between: ROLANDO C. TOLIBAS, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen, and a resident at 261 Forest Hills Banawa, Cebu City, herein represented by Rosfilda T. Arsua by Virtue of a Special Power of Atty.; FE S. TOLIBAS, ZENAIDA T. PATADILLA and RAUL C. TOLIBAS, all legal age, widow/widower, Filipino citizens, and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; JOSE C. TOLIBAS, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen, and a resident of Malanang, Opol, Misamis Oriental; ROSFILDA T. ARSURA, ADEMAR C. TOLIBAS and DANILO C. TOLIBAS, all legal age, married, Filipino citizens and residents of Cagayan de Oro City; and CHARITO P. PAURILLO, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Manhilo, Maasin Leyte, herein represented by Rosfilda T. Arsua; That the heirs hereto being all of age and with full civil capacity to contract, hereby by these presents agree to divide and adjudicate, as they hereby divide and adjudicate, pro indiviso, equal undivided share to each heir; Under Notary Public of Atty. EDITH ABUT DOCDOCIL; as per Doc No. 289; Page No. 58; Book No. CI; Series of 2019.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Regional Trial Court 12th Judicial Region, Branch 21 Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that RAYHANIE B. PANGCOGA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of First Name from “ROHANISAH” to “RAYHANIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROHANISAH BARABADAN PANGCOGA who was born on October 1, 1996 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ANISAH BARABADAN PANGCOGA and ANSHARY SIKITO PANGCOGA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than May 18, 2019.

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A verified petition for the appointment of guardian of minor Mythos Dongon Allado was filed by petitioner Jereen M. Dongon through her counsel, Atty. Eleuterio M. Obial, Jr. before this Court on April 24, 2019, praying that after due notice and hearing, she be appointed guardian of the person and estate of the minor, MYTHOS DONGON ALLADO, and that the corresponding letters of guardianship be issued in her favor. The petition alleges the following: 1. That petitioner is of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Bgy. Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines where she may be served with notice, orders and other court processes; 2. That petitioner, is the biological mother of minor child MYTHOS DONGON ALLADO; 3. That MYTHOS DONGON ALLADO for whom guardianship is being prayed for, is a minor, 1 year of age, and is likewise residing at the above address of petitioner, copy of his birth certificate is hereto attached and made integral part hereof as Annex “A”; 4. Petitioner and GALEN J. ALLADO used to live together as husband and wife without the benefit of marriage and out of said relationship, they begot one minor child named MYTHOS DONGON ALLADO; 5. That on March 8, 2019 the father (Galen J. Allado) of the minor, MYTHOS DONGON ALLADO died due to acute myocardial infarction, thereby leaving said minor, without any court appointed guardian, copy of his death certificate is hereto being attached and made integral part hereof as Annex “B”; 6. That the aforesaid deceasd, was at the time of his death, a businessman and he was engaged in the business of selling and supplying aluminum and glass to various customers under the business name known and identified as “Roja Glass House” with business address at Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte and as such he left to the minor who is entitled to inherit ALL of the following personal properties, to wit: Personal Property Estimated Value RCBC Time Deposit/Savings Accout Account Name Account Numbe Amount TD Galen J. Allado 0000009023110491 P500,000.00 TD Galen J. Allado 0000009023110658 P500,000.00 TD Galen J. Allado 0000009023113517 P250,000.00 TD Galen J. Allado 0000009023113975 P250,000.00 SA Galen J. Allado 0000009013515870 P550,706.25 SA Galen J. Allado 0000009022425396 P107,729.14 1st Valley Bank Savings/Checking account Account Name Account Number Amount SA Galen J. Allado 102051128397 P52,951.32 TOYOTA/HILUX P350,000.00 BONGGO RED P100,000.00 ELF/ISUZU P350,000.00 ========== P3,011,380.71 Total Liabilities P747,523.00 Photocopies of the proof of ownership of all the enumerated personal properties are attached and made integral part hereof as annex “C” to “K”; 7. That the deceased, GALEN J. ALLADO, left no will and said minor is the sole and only surviving heir, succeeding to all the above enumerated properties of the deceased; 8. That said minor has the following nearest relatives to wit; a. Maternal relative: Name Relationship Address Jereen M. Dongon Mother Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte b. Paternal relatives Name Relationship Address Rosalina J. Allado Grandmother Purok 4, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte Jeffrey J. Allado Uncle Purok 4, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte Jared J. Allado Uncle Purok 4, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte Michael J. Allado Uncle Purok 4, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte 9. When GALEN J. ALLADO (father of the minor) died, petitioner has assumed the sole parental custody and authority of the minor and up to this time petitioner still continued exercising parental care and custody over the minor; 10. Hence, letters of guardianship are being prayed for by petitioner who is the biological mother of said minor and with whom said minor lis presently residing. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for hearing on July 01, 2019 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning. Let this order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Lanao del Norte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. Further, let this order be posted at the bulletin board of this Court, at the bulletin board of the Municipal Hall of Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte and barangay hall of Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte for fifteen (15) consecutive days prior to the date of hearing of the petition. Any interested person who has an interest in the petition may file his/her opposition to the petition within fifteen (15) days from notice thereof or from the last day of publication of this Order. The petitioner is directed to notify this Court of the publication of this order three (3) days before the scheduled hearing date. The Office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte is hereby directed to conduct a case study on Minor Mythos Dongon Allado in connection with this petition and submit a report to the Court within sixty (60) days from receipt hereof. Furthermore, let copy of this order together with copy of the petition and its annexes be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Lanao del Norte; Let also copy of this order be furnished to the relatives of the minor mentioned in the petition as well as to minor Mythos Dongon Allado for their information. Furnish also copy of this Order to Atty. Eleuterio M. Obial, Jr., counsel for the petitioner.

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That we: 1. MA. THERESA MENORIA AMAL, of all age, Filipino, married and a resident of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; 2. MARY ANN MENORIA DATULAYTA, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; 3. MARIA NOVA MENORIA BALUARTE, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; All of the forgoit persons hereinafter called the HEIRS; WHEREAS, herein JESUS O. MENORIA, SR. died intestate estate without leaving a will on July 21, 2016 at Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; WHEREAS, at the time of the demise of said JESUS O. MENORIA, SR. he left as his intestate estate one (1) unit motor vehicle, more particularly described as folloe: Make/Type : Mits/ Pajero SW Engine No. : 4DR56A-CO183 Chassis No. : LO49GWNTJ-01395 Plate No. : TNG-434 Certificate of Registration No. : 34465860 dated 01-23-2009 Official Receipt No. : 72196530 dated 04-23-2014 WHEREAS, no known debt of deceased JESUS O. MENORIA, SR. has not been settled to date; WHEREAS, no person have filed any claim, whether formal or informal, against the above intestatw estates; WHEREAS, the above named heirs are the sole and only surviving heirs of deceased JESUS O. MENORIA, SR.; Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE INTESTATE ESTATE OF DECEASED JESUS O. MENORIA, SR. WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, under the Notarial Registry of ATTY. ANASTACIO C. ROSOS, JR., Notary Public, per Doc No. 12; Page No. 04; Book No. 951; Series of 2019. MDN: May 10, 17 & 24, 2019

SO ORDERED Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte. April 29, 2019.

(Sgd.) ALBERTO P. QUINTO Acting Presiding Judge APQ/epp cc:

The Honorable Solicitor General 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village Makati City

The Hon. Provincial Prosecutor Tubod, Lanao del Norte

The Department of Social Welfare and Development, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte

Rosalina J. Allado Jeffrey J. Allado Jared J. Allado Michael J. Allado All of Purok 4, Pigcarangan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte

Jereen M. Dongon Mythos Dongon Allado Poblacion, Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte

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PPA remits record P9.41-B in dividends, taxes for 2018 THE Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) continues its strong fiscal performance, as it remitted PHP3.51 billion in dividends to the national coffers in 2018. On top of this, the stateowned agency likewise paid PHP5.9 billion in taxes for 2018, more than half of the total taxes it paid in the last 10 years. Overall, the PPA is contributing a record-breaking amount of PHP9.41 billion in terms of dividends and taxes to the national government for the past year, which can be used for the government’s various social welfare, health and other projects. Latest data from the PPA showed that total dividends for 2018 amounted to PhP3.51 billion, setting another all-time record for the PPA. In 2017, PPA remitted some PHP3.1 billion, its highest recorded dividend then in the last 30 years. However, dividend payment for 2018 overshadowed the previous year’s, and now marks PPA’s highest dividend payment in history. While growth percentage slowed down for the period covered, the increase in dividend remained high as the 2018 figure is 13 percent higher than the 2017 dividends remitted. PPA is mandated to remit at least 50 percent of its annual net income to the NG after it was granted fiscal autonomy during the term of former President Corazon C. Aquino. See REMITS, page 8


PARIMA Manila 2019 Conference

THE Pan-Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association (PARIMA) will hold its regional conference in Manila this coming 21st and 22nd of May, to be held at the Shangri-La at the Fort. The Manila conference is expected to gather 300+ delegates and aims to reach risk professionals across APAC and especially in Philippines. PARIMA Manila 2019 conference will challenge risk managers to embrace a new perspective on risk, managing risks and developing themselves. In response to the fast-changing business landscapes and to stay on top of the current business trends, the conference will focus on redefining the risk landscape, redefining the risk management approach, and redefining the risk profession, reflecting the newconference theme - “Redefining Risk”. Currently, PARIMA Manila 2019 has received registrations from Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc., Ayala Corporation, AirAsia, Energy Development Group, Globe Telecom Inc., International Finance Corporation, International SOS, INPEX Corporation, Makati Development Corporation, Rolls Royce, UnionBank. and more. Majority of risk managers from these companies sees Cyber, Security, IT as top risks of their concerns along with other risks as shown in figure 1. PARIMA is honored to have Mr. Tristan Aboitiz, Chief Operating Officer reliability of air transport Pacific will immediately of Pilmico Foods Corporaservice to the riding public. comply with the order to tion, Ms. Rizalina Gervasio See FLIGHT, page 9 See CONFERENCE, page 8 “We are hoping that Cebu

CAB won’t fine Cebu Pacific over series of flight cancellations By AEROL JOHN PATEÑA

MANILA -- The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) will not impose fines against local air carrier Cebu Pacific over its flight cancellations from April 28 to May 10. Cebu Pacific was able to handle properly the concerns of passengers that were affected by the cancellations, according to the Department of Transportation (DOTr). “Affected passengers’ concerns were found to be handled properly by Cebu

Pacific in compliance with the Air Passenger Bill of Rights. Thus, imposition of penalties was not considered at present,” the DOTr said in a statement on Wednesday. The CAB has ordered Cebu Pacific to submit within 30 days a concrete plan of corrective measures in its operations to prevent further inconvenience to passengers. It likewise recommended to the DOTr that a stern warning be given to the airline to exercise due diligence in maintaining stability and

Paras heads Promote Normin for 2019-2020 By MIKE BAÑOS

ENTREPRENEUR Elpidio M. Paras has been elected president of Promote NorMin Foundation Inc for 2019-2020. In a general membership meeting held May 8 at The VIP Hotel, also elected officers were the following: Fe Rosales Juarez , Vice President; Ninfa Along Albania -Corporate Secretary ; and Nelia Lee- Treasurer. Paras will replace Maria Teresa Alegrio who headed the group for 2018-2019. A pioneering entrepreneur in Cagayan de Oro City and Northern Mindanao, Paras heads UC-1 Corporation (Unified Communications One), the holding company of the Paras group

Entrepreneur Elpidio M. Paras (9th from left) has been elected as president of Promote Normin Foundation,Inc. (PNMFI photo)

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TV, Inc., Great White Water Rafting and Arriba Telecontact Inc. in Cagayan de Oro City. Despite his busy schedule with the family ventures, Paras continues to be active in business and civic organizations. He has served as Chairman of Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) Board of Trustees; president for the Oro Chamber and Philippine Cable TV Association; board member, Cagayan de Oro International Trade and Convention Center Foundation, Inc.; independent director for Southbank Pte. Ltd. and A. Brown Inc.; Trustee, Maria Reyna-Xavier University Hospital, Inc. and Tourism Congress of the Philippines; member, Philippine Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and charter member, Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders. The son of the late Pablo M. Paras (himself a past director of the Oro Chamber) and Mrs. Victorina Magbag of Pampanga who emigrated to Cagayan de Oro in the early 1950s, Paras graduated as class valedictorian in both grade school and high school at Xavier Ateneo. As a Del Monte scholar, he graduated Magna Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering at De La Salle University in 1974, He set up the first hamburger shop in Cagayan de Oro in the early 1980s, its first video rental shop, the first satellite TVRO station and first Cable TV network in the region. Promote CDO to Promote Normin Founded as the Promote CDO Foundation Inc. on March 15, 2002, Promote NorMin Foundation Inc. is a private, voluntary, nonstock non-profit corporation which serves as a venue for the convergence of the public and private sectors in the promotion of the social, cultural and economic development of Cagayan de Oro and its environs. The Foundation changed its name to Promote NorMin Foundation, Inc. as a bow to the emerging metropolization of Cagayan de Oro and its adjacent cities and municipalities in the region. Promote NorMin is composed of key executives of the major business establishments in the region (commercial, industrial, educational) and executives of Local Government and key National Line Agencies. It aims to rationalize social, cultural, and economic promotions and conservation events by working together as a group and thus maximizing the use of resources from both the government and private sectors The City of Cagayan de Oro has experienced tremendous growth in previous years. With its strategic location, the city naturally evolved as the

trade and service center for Mindanao. The city’s natural endowments were reinforced by the presence of the basic infrastructure and amenities supported by a focused vision for its economic future. This was made possible by the strategic alliance espoused by both private and government sectors to help shape the landscape and local governance to enhance Cagayan de Oro’s role as a premier trade and service center in the country. To further rationalize the growth directions of the city, a group of local businessmen identified the need to promote Cagayan de Oro City in a sustained and continuous manner. Thus, in January 2000, Rep. Constantino G. Jaraula of the Lone Congressional District of Cagayan de Oro, requested the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to gather key officers of the major companies operating in the city and province to solicit their support for a unified investment promotion program for the city, and at the same time support and encourage preservation and enrichment of its historical identity and cultural heritage. From the Congressional Development Fund, Rep. Jaraula commissioned the University of Asia and the Pacific (UAP) to come up with Strategic Investment Promotion Program for Cagayan de Oro.

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Congressional District in Misamis Oriental and to Juliet Uy, re-elected Congresswoman of the 2nd Congressional District of Misamis Oriental. Also greetings to Zig Zag Pelaez, elected provincial Vice Governor. To Gov. Bambi Emano, congratulations governor, Sir. The people of Misamis Oriental are proud of you. -o- Email reactions/comments: crisguardian@yahoo. com

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year, until Feb. 11, the eve of the commencement of the official campaign period. If you did not feel nauseous about them, I don’t know what can make you one. The concern here is not only the frequency of the tv ad airing. It is the cost. A 30-seconder tv ad aired during television’s prime time costs P1.2 million in ABS-CBN and P250,000 in GMA. Because of its exorbitant cost many asked where did the favored Duterte candidates source their huge war chests enabling them to place multiple tv ads in between popular television series during one episode in one prime time evening? The administration favored candidates won because Duterte staked his neck for them plus the huge war chest available to them that those in the opposition did not have. So there was no Duterte magic in

Friday, May 17, 2019 their victory but because of the logistics they have enabling them to place tv ads in wild abandon and the government resources that made possible the president’s travels to campaign for them. (jelbacon@yahoo. com;

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for Manila mayor, Moreno also served as Undersecretary of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. Francis Zamora (San Juan) After being a groomsman for a long time, this year’s election finally saw 41-year-old Francis Zamora become the groom. Zamora, a former basketball player and businessman, defeated Janella Estrada, daughter of senatorial bet Jinggoy Estrada, in the mayoralty race. After serving as vice mayor from 2010 to 2016, Zamora tried his luck for the city’s top post but lost to Guia Gomez, mother of senatorial bet JV Ejercito. The victory of the longtime vice mayor put an end to the five-decade control of the Ejercito-Estrada clan in the City of San Juan. The new mayor benchmarked his campaign on the promise of a new San Juan, offering its residents free WiFi in all public areas, high-rise in-city housing, and affordable healthcare. He also spoke of transforming San Juan into a smart city that would compete once more with wealthy neighbors Makati, Taguig, and Quezon City. Francis is the son of Lone District of San Juan Rep. Ronaldo Zamora. Estrada, meanwhile, anchored her campaign on the legacy of her family, which could be traced as far back as when her grandfather Joseph first won as mayor in 1969. The former president was succeeded by Jinggoy, her uncle JV, and Gomez. (PNA)

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to Rev. Lilibeth Amahit the chairman, while she was smiling sharing the program of the celebration. The main speaker is Dr. Jill Boyonas, the fonder & president of CMC, Church Coalition Multiplication based in Cebu City. He will be sharing about the importance of knowing Jesus Christ and His death on the cross for the salvation of all people from different religions and belief of life. Dr. Fritz Boy Cobrado, the founder & president of LAMP, Love Asia Missions Partner, Foundation Intl. will speak about the Role of the Filipinos in Global Missions. Some of the Life Coaches and Mentors who will share great insights of success are Bishop Romy Villegas from Cavite, Bishop Benz Lumasag from Davao City, Rev. Benjie Epe from

Iligan City and Bishop Noel Colita from Valencia City, Bukidnon. Our beloved Mayor of the city, Oscar Moreno will join and share his congratulatory message and some councillors will also join this event like Ian Mark Nacaya and his wife Reina, Eric Salcedo, Bong Lao, Malou Gaane and Girlie Balaba. In the afternoon, we will witness the JFA Choir, Broadway Show of the Fire of Elijah, Variety Shows, Mr. & Miss All Nations Models, Raffle draws, GMN Singers & Dancers, Dhasig Band, JFA Worship Band and Solist Mark Jay Onahan. Jesus For All Nations will continue to share the message of love, peace and unity among all who believes in our Creator with the muslims, tribal groups and all faiths. We firmly believe that Jesus Christ is now the king of our lives and we also believe that He is coming on earth to set up His kingdom here and He will be our only King all over the earth. There will be real peace when Jesus Christ will come because He is the King of Peace. (Source: Jesus For All Nations Multi Media)

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Also yesterday, City Elections Supervisor Ramil Acol proclaimed former Rep. Rufus Rodriguez as the winner in the congressional race in Cagayan de Oro City’s second district. Rufus got 81,741 votes, while Alam Lim had 46,422 votes and Roger Villazorda, 1,404 votes. Last Wednesday night, City Elections Supervisor Ramil Acol proclaimed reelectionist Rolando “Klarex” Uy as the winner in the congressional race for the first district in Cagayan de Oro City. His team mates, reelectionists Mayor Oscar Moreno and Vice Mayor Kikang Uy were also proclaimed as mayor and vice mayor, respectively. Acol, a lawyer, also proclaimed the 16 duty elected city councilors during the just-held midterm local and national elections. The winners include Edna Dahino, Jay Pascual, Roger Abaday, Zaldy Ocon, George Goking, Reuben Daba, Lordan Suan, and Romeo Calizo, all of Cagayan de Oro City’s first district. The winners of the second district were Girlie Balaba, Ma. Lourdes Gaane, Ian Mark Nacaya, Suzette Daba, Teodulfo Lao, Enrico Salcedo, Jocelyn Rodriguez and Edgar Cabanlas. Statements “I know what you feel right now and what you feel right now I feel just as much. I am moved by your expressions of disappointments and dismays but please don’t feel bad for me. Ayaw mo kaluoy, ayaw mo kalain. Ayaw mo kasuko. Everything will be okay,” said Benaldo in a statement.

Benaldo added: “I would like to thank everyone who supported me, believed in me, belittled me and pushed me to become better. To my staff, volunteers, colleagues, sa tanan nitabang ug nipaabot sa ilang suporta, to the people who I met at their doorsteps, I can never fully repay you for all that you’ve done, all that you had to go through, and all you had to endure.” “ Thank you for the prayers that have lifted my spirit, for the countless acts of generosity, courage, and grace that I have witnessed. I feel so honored and humbled. “Know that I will always be here and will always help in whatever ways I can para sa inyoha ug para sa Misamis Oriental. And it is my hope that the elected leaders will dedicate themselves to the projects and principles I fought so hard for. “Everything I was so prepared to do for you, himuon nako utro tanan para sa inyo,” said Benaldo after he losed to Rep. Juliette Uy in the congressional race in the second district of Misamis Oriental. In a statement, Mayor Oscar Moreno said: “Now the sovereign people of Cagayan de Oro City have spoken. Resoundingly and decisively. Regardless of our political colors or persuasions, we must all vow to, respect and abide by, the people’s mandate. Sovereignty must always reside in the people. “That is the very essence of our Republic. Elections, inherently, always provide winners and losers. “To the winners, we urge magnanimity and humility as they claim their victories; and to the losers, we remind them to learn from the lessons, painful they may be, and to be consoled by the thought that there is winning in losing. “We hope that Cagayan de Oro will emerge stronger and wiser from the division and polarization that the elections had caused. We must all rally behind the mandate that the people have given. “Our duty to our City requires it. I am privileged, honored and humbled by the people’s support for my Team and myself. “We cannot thank you enough. We commit ourselves to serve you the best way possible. We will not fail you! “God bless Cagayan de Oro City and our people!”

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“It is a way of auditing,” Villanueva said. “We do not want to disrupt the transparency server because it is still receiving data.” Logs The PPCRV would also like to see the logs of transparency server which stopped sending election results for several hours on Monday night. “We will insist on the


logs,” Villanueva said. “This has never happened before. That’s why I want to see the logs in order that we can avoid it ever happening again,” she added. The delay in transmission raised public concern and fuelled speculation that there might be tampering of votes. The PPCRV also asked the poll body to allow stakeholders and independent groups to document any troubleshooting of the transparency server. Villanueva said they would share their recording with the information technology community for them to further scrutinize the data. As of 2pm May 15, the transparency server shows that 84,633 out of 85,769 clustered precincts have been counted. The PPCRV, meanwhile, has received around 10 percent of physical election returns, mostly from the cities in Metro Manila. Suspend proclamation of senators For the Church’s social justice arm, the Comelec must suspend the proclamation of senators until allegations of election fraud is cleared. Caritas Philippines particularly demanded for an independent and impartial investigation into the allegations. “We are calling to suspend the proclamation of winning senatorial candidates until the allegation of fraud is resolved,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Caritas executive secretary. The bold call was made after reports of possible fraud were received by Caritas due to major technical glitches involving vote counting machines and transparency servers. In 2016, only 188 VCMs were reported to malfunction nationwide. In 2019, this number increased to 400-600 VCMs. Unresolved issues Earlier, the Automated Election System (AES) Watch stated that “unless glaring vulnerabilities of the automated election system and the non-compliance of the critical provisions of RA 9369 are resolved, the 2019 elections will create credibility issues.” It said that major constraints left unresolved by Comelec and Smartmatic are the absence of public access to election data, the lack of comprehensive and credible source code review, and the lack of digital signatures. The Comelec, since September 2018, has initiated 82 enhancements of the automated machines to ensure integrity and accuracy of the 2019 mid-term elections. “However, we have seen how some of these enhancements still failed during the May 13 elections resulting to the alarming perception of election fraud,” quipped Gariguez. “Therefore, it is but imperative for the Comelec to postpone the proclamation of the winners for the senatorial race until the alleged fraudtainted results are validated and cleared,” he said.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Herbalife Nutrition posts $1.2B global net sales in Q1 2019 LOS ANGELES -- Herbalife Nutrition Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) reported net sales of $1.2 billion for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. The sales included growth in four of six regions—Asia Pacific, North America, EMEA and Mexico—and was approximately flat compared to first quarter 2018. Excluding China, net sales increased 6 percent compared to the first quarter 2018. “In the first quarter of 2019, the momentum of our geographically diverse business continued with net sales growth in four of our six regions,” said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO of ________

Herbalife Nutrition. “We are confident that our strategies will drive volume growth in 2019.” According to the report, the company’s volume points of 1.5 billion increased 6% compared to the prior year period 1, the highest first quarter in Company history. Excluding China, volume points increased 10% compared to the prior year period. First quarter reported diluted EPS of $0.66 and adjusted 2 earnings of $0.66 per adjusted3 diluted share, both of which were negatively impacted by expenses of approximately $0.7 million or $0.00 per diluted share and adjusted 3 diluted share,

respectively, related to the China Growth and Impact Investment Program. In mid-April, the Chinese government concluded a 100-day review of the health products industry, which led to a significant decrease in company and service provider meetings during the first quarter. Due to this recent slowdown in China, the Company is revising full year 2019 volume point guidance to a range of 0.5% - 6.5% growth, net sales guidance to a range of (1.0%) - 5.0%, as well as reported and adjusted1,3 diluted EPS guidance to a range of $2.19 - $2.64 and $2.50 – $2.95, respectively.

Excluding adjustments to volume point values in 2018, the year over year change would have been an increase of 5.6%. See Regional Volume Point Metrics below. Adjusted diluted EPS is a non-GAAP measure and, for guidance purposes, excludes the impact of: non-cash interest expense associated with the Company’s convertible notes and expenses related to regulatory inquiries. Adjusted diluted EPS for reported results purposes, excludes the impact of the foregoing as well as impacts relating to contingent value rights revaluation, insurance recoveries and China grant income. See Schedule A – “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a detailed reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income calculated in accordance with GAAP and a reconciliation of adjusted diluted EPS to diluted EPS calculated in accordance with GAAP and a discussion of why we believe these non-GAAP measures are useful. 3 See Schedule A - “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for a reconciliation of adjusted diluted share count to reported diluted share count and a discussion of why the share count has been adjusted for purposes of calculating adjusted diluted EPS for the first quarter of 2019 and second and full year 2019 guidance. 1 2



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