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Muslim candidates with UNA to bat for expanded, new BBL By Cheng OrdoÑez BWM-Executive Editor with Mark Francisco of Mindanao Daily News

LAGUINDINGAN, Misamis Oriental––The Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is coming to form part of a decision this elections, at least, among Muslim candidates who are with the United Nationalists’ Alliance (UNA). UNA held the Mindanao-wide launching of its local slates and induction of news members, here at the Municipality of Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental, organized under the leadership of Misamis Oriental Governor Bambi Emano with no less than Vice President Jejomar Binay in attendance. Some Muslim candidates are running under UNA, despite the political party’s lack of support to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). But, this does not mean that they have abandoned the cause of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to pursue lasting peace See bbl, page A11

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By Mark D. Francisco, Staff member

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A fiery speech and a symbolic, but catchy gesture launched the candidacy of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez as mayor of Cagayan de Oro last Saturday. During the debut conven- Nazareth gymnasium where tion of the neophyte Centrist his sister is the barangay chair, Democratic Party (CDP) at See lashes, page A11

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The country’s top economic officials presented strategies to further pursue development of human capital and infrastructure which they said should help the Philippines hop on to the next stage of progress, during the 28th Philippine Economic Briefing (PEB) last Wednesday. With the theme “Shaping Our Future,” Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said investing in human capital and infrastructure development, together with institutionalizing good governance, serve as good foundation for further progress. Over the past five years, the Philippines has become one of the fastest growing economies in the world due

to rising investments and consumption on the back of improved fundamentals and better governance. Economic managers say the Philippines can graduate to a stage where economic growth is even faster, is sustained for the long-term, and is more inclusive. This is because the Philippines is said to be within the “demographic window” starting this year until 2050. This window is a period when a great majority of the population is of working age and, as such, there is chance for productivity to further accelerate. Based on estimates, countries that enter the demographic window post an average growth of 7.3 percent for the first 10 years

of entry to the window. However, in order for the Philippines to actually seize the opportunity, there should be good quality of workforce and attractive investment climate. The latter requires, among others, sufficient infrastructure. “In order to move us forward and on a higher economic growth trajectory, we need to make even more specific steps to further institutionalize governance, raise human capacity, and build infrastructure,” Tetangco said in his opening remarks. Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima said the Department of Finance, as chair of the Economic Development Cluster, is committed to a whole-of-government

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could bring the economy to a higher middle income status with gross per capita income of $4,000 by the end of the next administration. He also said sustaining that pace of growth for three more administrations could bring the economy to high-income status with gross per-capita income of $12,700 dollars by 2040. Improving the quality of workforce is high in the agenda of the Aquino administration. In pursuit of human capital development, the following are some of the projects and programs cited during the economic briefing: substantial increase in annual budget for health and education, curriculum reforms to better meet industry requirements, technical skills development, and expansion of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program. The government’s budget for education has grown year after year from P225.1 billion in 2010 to P453.0 billion in 2015. The budget for health services has leaped from P31.0 billion to P96.3 billion over the same period. Moreover, the budget for the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program, which encourages school attendance among children from poor households, has also consistently risen. It stands at P62.3 billion this year compared with P10.9 billion in 2010. “This administration would be noted in history

as one that has actually provided that increase in the budget that will allow the education department to actually implement the programs that hopefully bring the graduates that industry needs,” Education Secretary Armin Luistro said in one of the panel discussions. Meantime, on infrastructure development, details of the Transport Roadmap were presented by Noriaki Niwa, chief representative to the Philippines of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), during the economic briefing. The roadmap includes establishment of road networks and expressways, subways, railways, and other transportation systems for Metro Manila and surrounding areas up to 2030. The Transport Roadmap is meant to ease mobility and ensure sufficient infrastructure to meet the requirements of a growing population and rising business activities in the covered areas. It seeks to achieve “5 NOs” for Metro Manila and surrounding areas: (1) no traffic congestion, (2) no household in hazardous conditions, (3) no barriers for seamless mobility, (4) no excessive cost burden for low-income groups, and (5) no air pollution. “The Transport Roadmap, which used to be called a “Dream Plan,” is no longer just a dream; it is already part of the roadmap of the Philippine government,” Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways said in the panel discussion on infrastructure development. Singson said most of the road projects under the Transport Roadmap are already in various stages of development either through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) program or through government funding. With the comprehenSee capital, page A6

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‘Doggy-doggy’ dance THE Liberal Party (LP) is now hogging the headlines after a group of entertainers called “Playgirls” performed that “trip the light fantastic toe” during the birthday bash of Laguna Rep. Benjie Agarao. It was actually a twoin-one activity as dozens of new LP members swore in before LP presidential standard bearer Mar Roxas as Rep. Agarao celebrated his 58th birthday. Good that Roxas left the area even before the “Playgirls” performed their aphrodisiac “doggy-doggy” dance before the “dirty and naughty fans.” After the boys having had some fun, now the time for the “blame game” comes in. And for it, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chair Francis Tolentino is getting the blame for the fiasco as if he was the producer of that controversial “kiyo-kiyo” dance moves. There were reports that it was Tolentino’s alleged present to Rep. Agarao. So what? Although Tolentino– -and even the manager of the Playgirls did not con-

I HAVE no word to say, but praise the gesture of the New Peoples Army’s ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ Managing Editor Executive Editor (NPA) desire to release a government soldier who was CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING captured during a firefight Associate Editor Contributing Editor in Gingoog City. I have been saying the problem with the MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor rebels is continuing because we never thought of other GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit ways to shake their hands. Motoring Editor Photo Journalist We forgot the rebels are felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Filipinos like us too and we EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao left them in the wilderness Layout Artists of the jungle to take care of PAT SAMONTE them--of their problems. irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN They are part of us in blood Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga and soul. JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Without a bit of doubt Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao I came to realize that Regional Editors-Northmin peace with the rebels can AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA be achieved if we give it Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant a chance. What we have been doing was engaged ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI in fighting the moment we NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE see the rebels. This is true CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY with the latter who also aim Legal Counsel their guns at our soldiers --------------------------------------------------------------and start shooting when bureau and mktg staff there is a chance. This is candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 ridiculous, a mismanaged MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 encounter when we could GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 have settled matters if we VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 only sit down and talk. MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 The arm struggle in our bobby mag usara-tangub city country is based on some OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 justifications that we reARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 fused to recognize. I see davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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firm––he is getting all the blame. And after the boys’ fun, Tolentino is now at risk of losing his slot as one of the senatorial candidates of the LP in the 2016 presidential and local elections. Good that he finds an ally in the person of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada. Estrada said the LP would be “losing a good man” if reports prove true that the ruling party would be dropping him because of The Playgirls fiasco, said the newsinfo.inquirer.net in a report posted on its website. The mayor said he found “nothing immoral” about it, the newsinfo.inquirer.

net said in its report––and quoted Estrada, as saying, “They didn’t take off their clothes. That’s the trend now; nothing malicious there. Times have changed a lot.” True. Even the two members of the Playgirls admitted in an interview over TV5 noontime newscast that they do it for money. They are entertainers–-and that they will never change their “doggy-doggy” style of dancing. For the Playgirls, it was a regular show and a regular job. Well, what made the show of the Playgirls in Laguna demeaning for the “women’s sector” are those “Playboys” who went up the stage to also perform the “kiyo-kiyo” dance moves. They forgot many are watching them, including children. Aw, kinsa man sab lakiha ang modagan kung sayawan ka og ingon adto. Sexy na, gwapa pa. Questions: Was it a form of pornography? Was it a lewd show? Can we blame Tolentino for his alleged birthday present to Rep. Agarao?

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no reasons why we must fight when we could understand with each other so easily. We speak the same language, believe in christian doctrines and obey laws of the land. I can look straight to the eyes of the soldiers as well as to the rebels with utmost peace and friendship. I do not have to squeeze the trigger of my gun to kill when there is a way to embrace peace. To go forward the government spends billions of pesos to annihilate the rebels that we could not. We must consider the fact that in the battlefield, both protagonists are reluctant to kill because in their heart is a great feeling that killing is

a sin. Our conscience says so and ever since we were small boys and girls, we were thought killing was a grave offense. And why do we have to kill the rebels and vice versa? I urge the government to declare a permanent ceasefire in the ongoing conflict and invite these armed men living in the hills to come down and talk about peace. It has been a long time since the beginning of this conflict --a total of 46 years and we could just imagine the suffering, the time, the taxpayers’ money spent just to kill with each other. We are losing our patience on a project that we think could not end. We just lack proper imagination and plan to preserve peace in our palm. We are a religious people, did we say that? We claim our country is the only religious state in southeast Asia. We are so proud of our race, our heritage, our dignity as a nation and our integrity. But we cannot stand straight on simple things that led us to fight to death with our own broth-

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A deeper view

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Who’s the best? COMMENTATORS and church leaders are one in asking the electorate to choose the best among the presidential aspirants who’ll replace President Aquino next year. But who are these aspirants? Let’s start with the consistent frontrunner in all the surveys conducted by reputable pollsters so far, Sen. Grace Poe. All that we know is that she is the adopted daughter of Philippine movie icons, the late Fernando Poe Jr., and Susan Roces. She was a foundling left at the doorsteps of a local Roman Catholic parish in Iloilo. Was first taken care of by a family who first found her and then offered to the Poe couple for adoption. It was claimed that the mother of the family that first took care of her was a fan of the Poe couple. And knowing that the couple was childless, the foundling was offered to them for adoption which the couple readily did. But there are rumors or tsismis going the rounds that the neophyte senator and declared presidential candidate is the daughter of actress Rosemarie Sonora to late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. As what I’ve said, this is just a rumor or tismis thus no basis whatsoever. In college she studied for a while at the State University but eventually finished her bachelor’s degree in the US. Got married and for a while lived in the United States until her return to help her adoptive father in his presidential bid in 2004. Returned to the country permanently when she accepted President Aquino’s offer to head the censor’s and classifications board for movie and television. Then in 2013 surprised everyone when she topped the

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Students, Chinese-Filipinos in Oro clash in perspectives By Mark D. Francisco Staff member

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A forumcum-organizational movement pertaining to support for the Philippine government’s position on the West Philippine Sea issue, dubbed as “Kalayaan Atin Ito,” was held at the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan last Friday and attended by students from different learning institutions in Cagayan de Oro City. Students from Cagayan de Oro universities sign a manifesto wall denouncing the Chinese military presence at the West Philippine Sea. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco

Church leaders reiterate call for disbandment of paramilitary groups in Surigao del Sur

TANDAG City––Church leaders reiterated their calls for the disbandment and disarming of paramilitary groups that are being accused of sowing terror in Lumad communities in Surigao del Sur suspected to be sympathetic to the New People’s Army. Speaking at the Senate public hearing here on Fri-

day, Tandag Bishop Nereo Odchimar said the killings and harassment attributed to these groups caused the evacuation last month of around 3,000 individuals from Barangay Diatagon and neighboring areas. T h e e v a c u e e s h ave sought refuge at the provincial sports complex since September 1. They fled on

the same day after members of a paramilitary called Bagani/Magahat allegedly killed three Lumad leaders in Km 16, Sitio Han-ayan, Barangay Diatagon in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The victims were identified as Dionel Campos, Bello Sinzo and Emerito Samarca. See LEADERS, page A11

But a day earlier last Thursday, more than a thousand Chinese Filipinos trooped to a huge mall indoor center here and witnessed a satellite feed of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) parade in Beijing marking the 66th National Day. The indoor celebration, marked with a full lauriat banquet to the thousands in attendance and ethnic Chinese dancing presentations, was a stark contrast to the battlecry of the college students from different universities here who were denouncing the Chinese military’s presence at the West Philippine Sea. “Kalayaan Atin Ito” movement is primarily designed to improve the participation of Filipino citizens in supporting the position of the Philippines in addressing the territorial disputes. The Freedom Flame Caravan which started in Manila last May 15, had a pit stop in Cagayan de Oro a day later last Saturday. The Movement’s caravan will travel to all the 82 provinces of the country to explain the issues confronting the NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the estate of ANICETO AKIATAN-IPANAG, who died intestate in Magugpo West, Tagum City, Davao del Norte, Philippines on April 20, 2014 and leaving certain real property, registered as OCT. No. N-24818 has been Extrajudicially settled among the heirs of the decedent as per Doc. No. 122, Page No. 34, Book No. IV, s. 2015 in the Notarial Registry of Notary Thaddeus J. Boiser. MDN: OCT. 5, 12 & 19, 2015

country with regards to the West Philippine Sea issue. The student-movement has designed four stages for the purpose. These are the four stages are Freedom Flame Caravan, Freedom Voyage, Freedom Island and Freedom Fishermen. The second stage is the Freedom Voyage. In this, socalled “volunteer patriots” will ride 82 fishing vessels, representing the 82 provinces of the country, from Palawan to Kalayaan Island Group between November 30 to December 30, 2015. The third stage is called Freedom Island, at which point when “patriots” who arrive the Kalayaan Island EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MIGUEL BINOYA NACARIO and EUSTAQUIA NADALA TIA, who died on July 10 and September 26, 2014 in Las Pinas and Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte respectively; 1. A parcel of land (Lot 4564-B of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-287351, approved as a nonsubdivision project, being a portion of Lot 4564, PLS-13, Tubod, Public Land Subdivision LRC Record No. H. Patent No. 112339), situated in the Barrio of Sucadan, Municipality of Tubod. Containing an area of TEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY NINE (10,139) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 2. A parcel of land (Lot 4523-A, Psd-12-023203) of the subdivision plan situated in the Barrio of Tagoranao, Municipality of Tubod, Province of Lanao del Norte. Containing an area of TWENTY THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THREE (23,753) SQUARE METERS, more or less. 3. Beginning at a point marked “1” of Lot 2463, Pls-13, of the Public Land Subdivision of Lala, being N. 11-08’E., 1,408.13 m. from B.L.L.M 145, Pls – 13, Municipality of Kulambugan, Province of Lanao del Norte. Containing an area of FORTY FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE (45,261) SQUARE METERS, more or less, covered by H-218564, are the subject

Group will join residents of the Island Group and the soldiers assigned there to show the youths’ support to the world peacefully and without violating the Laws of the Seas of the United Nations Convention. The last leg is called Freedom Fishermen. In this, all the 82 fishing bancas will be given to the fishermen and residents of Palawan who want to reside and fish at the Kalayaan Group of Islands. Johnny Lim, the convenor of the local celebration of the 66th Chinese National Day, refused to answer questions regarding the relevance of their activity.

of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, made and entered by and among: PABLITO TIA NACARIO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and with residence and postal address at Phase 8, Adventist Compound, Linabayan, Iligan City; EMERLIN NACARIO – CABATANIA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and with residence and postal address at Lot 1 Block 15 St. Andrew corner St. Dominic Street, St. Joseph Subdivision, Pulang Lupa Las Pinas City; CHARLITA NACARIO – ALEGADO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and with residence and postal address at Camp 1, Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; ELMER TIA NACARIO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and with residence and postal address at Camp 1, Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; IRENITA NACARIO – SANGALANG, of legal age, Filipino, married, and with residence and postal address at Aglayan, Malaybalay City; RUNEL TIA NACARIO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and with residence and postal address at Camp 1, Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; ESMERALDA NACARIO – SUICO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and with residence and postal address at Camp 1, Malingao, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; are the legitimate children and sole heirs. As per Doc. No. 446; Page No. 26; Book No. 114; Series of 2015; under notary public of ATTY. FLORENDO B. OPAY. MDN: OCT. 5, 12 & 19, 2015

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Skirmishes trigger more evacuations in SurSur town

MARIHATAG, Surigao del Sur--A fresh wave of fighting between Army soldiers and an unidentified armed group triggered a new round of evacuees in this town on Friday. Marihatag Mayor Allan Pelenio told a Senate Committee on Justice public hearing in Tandag City that more than 200 Manobo families or 1,000 persons fled their homes in Barangay

Mahaba, eight kilometers from the town center. Pelenio said he sent two trucks to fetch the residents from three sitios from Barangay Mahaba and from the village’s central area. “There is nothing left there right now except stray dogs and untended pigs,” Barangay Mahaba Kagawad Alejandro Sanchez said. Sanchez said they fled their villages after a fresh

wave of fighting erupted between soldiers and armed men believed to be New People’s Army rebels. He said they could hear the fighting getting nearer to their houses so they decided to flee Thursday night. Benny Kanon, 64, however, said they saw members of the Bagani terror group led by Bobby Tejero, suspect in the Sept. 1 killing of a school director and two

lumad leaders in Lianga, Surigao del Sur. Kanon said Tejero and the Bagani groups came after the soldiers arrived in their village on Thursday and demanded that the villagers identify NPA members among them. “We have to flee because we do not want to become their victims,” he said. Senator Teofisto Guingona said the Philippine

National Police and the Army should arrest Bobby Tejero, his brother Loloy Abab Tejero and Garito Layno to restore the confidence of the lumads. “The name of Bobby Tejero is already enough to trigger a mass evacuation. They should be arrested. This is step no. 1 to restore the confidence of the lumads,” Guingona said. Police have filed murder

charges, grave threats and arson against the suspects for the killing of Emerito Samarca, 54, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agriculture and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV), a school for lumads. The PNP and Army have formed Task Force Bangkaw (Spear) to immediately arrest the suspects. (Froilan Gallardo / MindaNews)

Benefits of Exercise By Ma. Lee Magallanes-Valdevieso Master Teacher – I San Andres National High School Kadingilan, Bukidnon

A WHEELCHAIR BENEFICIARY FROM BARANGAY SINAI – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ was accompanied by the Barangay Council headed by Barangay Chair IRENE BACULIO and the Barangay Health Workers (BHW) from Barangay Sinai, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental to locate RICHARD DE LOS SANTOS, a wheelchair beneficiary of the Children International Philippines, Inc. Richard was diagnosed with Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, a condition characterized by poor balance and difficulty in walking. He has had no consultation with a physician nor medication due to financial constraints. Vice Governor Pelaez also donated a blood pressure apparatus to the BHWs which can significantly aid them in their work.photo supplied

The Essence of Education By Rosalie R. Antipas Teacher – III East City Central School Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” − Sydney J. Harris Education is very important to be attained by individuals. It is because it

is learning that molds them to be people that they can be. It is in learning that they discover more about the world they live in. They will be taught and how a thing came to existence. Eventually, they will be able to identify their core functions to be served in this life.

Education teaches people to prepare for the future. It is in school that they start to live their visions, goals and ambitions in life. They begin to shape their path towards it. Education guides a person in rowing life. For example is when it comes to decision-making. Everything that resulted to success or a mess is a result of one’s decision. Having an educa-

tion transforms a person into a critical thinker and wise decision-maker. Having an education is similar to taking water; once one gulps more water, his thirst would be easily healed. Similarly, education brings definition to people’s everyday encounters. Thus, each encounter is equivalent to new learning, filling his thirst of knowledge.

Level of Parents and Children’s Involvement Towards Educational Activities

By ROSIE M. LARAYOS, Teacher II PANGANTUCAN CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

In this era of technological advancement, everyone likes to do everything instantly. Parents if possible send their children to school and wish for the immediate graduation of their children because of their busy lifestyle. The childrens’ developmental needs for leisure, support in their assignment and

other school work, and active participation in school activities are oftentimes over looked. The psychological and emotional well- being of their children tends to be ignored. Children in this generation are over exposed to media and other technological gadgets like cell phones, computers and internet. When

guided by parents and adults these children would more likely become academically advance. Studies show that children of today tend to learn on their own using modern technology. The way the parents involved their children in cognitive learning is by exposing them to different cognitively stimulating activities such as school camping, athletics, community works and materials

such as books, electronic media and television at home. These would result to positive behaviour in school, at home and with peers. It is commonly believed that children are good self-teachers. Their self initiated strategies help improve their expression, creativity, intellectual capabilities and extracurricular skills.

It is a particular discussion in schools especially in the subject MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health) on how important exercise to a human body is. That is why it is regularly promoted, not just in this subject but also during occassional health discussions, school intramurals, annual check-up and even in other activities. In fact, schools implemented the doing of “Hataw” dance after flag ceremonies to warm up the school community for the day’s line of activities. So, what are the benefits of exercise? A thing that exercise can bring to a person is it controls his weight. Engaging in physical activity burns calories. This physical activity does not mean that a person have go to gym. Aside from doing such is also better, having a short walk or run, or simply doing chores can be good forms of exercise that burn fats and keep body on the proper weight. E x e rc i s e c omb at s health conditions and

diseases. Being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. Triglycerides is a type of fat found in blood of a person and having too much of this may raise the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke and others. Exercise can help prevent wide range of health problems such as stroke, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, arthritis and falls. Doing an exercise also improves mood, especially when a person experience stress from a day of hard work or depression because of a problem. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave a person feeling happier and more relaxed. Thus, doing exercise regularly can boost confidence and improve self-esteem. These are just few of advantages of exercise. It is an activity that would not just nourish healthy body but effectively extend life and enjoy it offers all the more.

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legal age, married and a resident of Hindang, Leyte, Philippines; herein represented by their Attorney-In-Fact ELEUTERIO C. PANCITO, JR., Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Brgy. San Isidro, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines, (Original Copy of the Special Power of Attorney is hereto attached as Annex “A”), hereinafter called the HEIRS-VENDORS; are the sole, compulsory heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS ONLY (P700,000.00) in hand to be paid to MARIA EILEEN S. SITJAR, do hereby sell, transfer and convey absolutely and unconditionally unto the said MARIA EILEEN S. SITJAR, Filipino, of legal age, single and a resident of GSIS Subdivision, Matina, Davao City, Philippines; hereinafter called the VENDEE; the above-described parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. C-19487. As per Doc. No. III; Page No. 23; Book No. IV; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. J. MELCHOR B. QUITAIN, JR.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late MARTA C. PANCITO, who died on May 20, 2003 at Hindang, Leyte; at the time of her death left an estate consisting of that parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. C-19487 of the Registry of Deeds for the Tagum City, which is more particularly described as follows; LOT B-2, PSD-11-054245”A parcel of land (Lot B-2, Psd-11-054245), being a portion of Lot B, Psd-60003, situated in the Barrio of San Isidro, Municipality of Babak, Province of Davao, containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND (30,000) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE, made and entered into by and between; ELEUTERIO C. PANCITO, JR., Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Brgy. San Isidro, Babak District, Island Garden City of Samal, Philippines; TINA PANCITO, Filipino, of legal age, married and a resident of Hindang, Leyte, Philippines; MARCELA PANCITO, Filipino, of

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Catholic faithful told: Back Pope’s call for climate justice Archdiocese urges faithful to sign petition for Global Catholic Climate Movement By Mike Baños Editor at large

THE Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro (ACDO) is urging the Catholic faithful to rally behind Pope Francis and gather 10 million signatures for a petition which will be presented to world leaders during the COP21 Climate Summit scheduled next month in Paris which aims to build a consensus for a treaty to tackle climate change. “We are invited to let our voices join Pope Francis’ call for Climate Justice and actively participate in the Global Catholic Climate Movement signature campaign – sign and let us gather 10 million signatures to press our political leaders to have the political will to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions,” said Cagayan de Oro Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, S.J. in a pastoral letter “Creation and Petition signing for Global Catholic Climate Movement” addressed to clergy and lay faithful of the ACDO. In a theological forum on Laodato Si’ held September 18 at the Patrick Cronin Hall of the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral complex, Fr. Rey Raluto, Ph.D. STHD presented the salient points of Pope Francis; encyclical on the environment and climate change to participants from lay organizations, tribal associations and other civil society organizations. Afterwards, those present jointly signed the peti-

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tion and secured copies for dissemination to their respective organizations for signing by their members. The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) was organized last January 2015, just before the pope’s trip to the Philippines. GCCM is a community of thousands of Catholics responding to the Pope’s call to action in the Laudato Si’ encyclical composed of lay people, priests, religious, bishops and theologians, scientists, and activists from Argentina, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Kenya, Australia, the United States, and many other nations in a global network of over 100 Catholic organizations worldwide working together on the climate Leaders of Lay Organizations, Tribal Associations and Non-Government Organizations change crisis, including interfaith groups, educaaffix their signatures on the Global Catholic Climate Movement Petition. Photo by Mike Banos, NPN tional organizations and

Study: Azolla reduces ‘kuhol’ damage

Researchers from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) discovered that growing of azolla is an alternative way to minimize golden apple snail (GAS) damages in transplanted rice. Dindo King Donayre, lead researcher, said that growing azolla together with rice will divert the appetency of GAS away from the newly-established rice. “The amount of missing seedlings is significantly reduced up to 89.2% per square meter with an average of 60 snails per square meter,” Donayre said.

The golden apple snail, popularly known as “golden kuhol” is one of the major rice pest problems in the farm. Data from PhilRice estimated that yield losses owing to this pest ranged up to 40%, resulting to huge production loss. The 15-day old transplanted rice seedlings and 4-to-30-day-old direct seeded rice are their most vulnerable targets as a source of food. GAS can lay up to 1200 eggs monthly. To control this pest, most farmers resort to synthetic molluscicides that are expensive and have

broad spectrum, affecting even the non-target organisms including the farmers themselves. On the other hand, azolla (duckweed fern/fairy moss/ water fern) is known for its nitrogen-fixing capability and is widely used as a biofertilizer reducing farmers’ expenses on synthetic fertilizers. As a free-floating aquatic plant, it also serves as an alternative food of GAS in the absence of rice. Through the course of the study, azolla is introduced on the rice field 10 days after transplanting. GAS were also placed at

different population levels throughout the experiment area. Data on missing rice seedlings were gathered daily for 7 consecutive days. “At varying water levels and GAS population per square meter, we noted a significant decrease of missing seedlings,” Donayre explained. At 1 cm water level, the decrease ranged from 84.3%- 89.2%, and at 2-3 cm the rate of decrease ranged from 65.3%- 77.6%, all from 30 to 90 GAS population per square meter. “It is a natural See damage, page A11

environmental NGOs. (See more at: https://catholicclimatemovement.global/ introduction/#sthash.Jc4HH7jO.dpuf Among its partners are the Manila archdiocese’s Ecology Ministry in the Philippines, Acción Católica Argentina, and Catholic Youth Network for Environmental Sustainability in Africa (CYNESA). U.S. participants include Catholic Climate Covenant, Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Rural Life, and the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. GCCM Supporters include individual Catholics who help to raise awareness and organize activities for the GCCM, and Catholic organizations that help organize activities for the GCCM and amplify its initiatives through their networks. ‘‘Today too, amid so much darkness, we need to see the light of hope and to be men and women who bring hope to others. To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope! For believers, for us Christians, like Abraham, like Saint Joseph, the hope that we bring is set against the horizon of God, which has opened up before us in Christ. It is a hope built on the rock which is God.’’ + Pope Francis, Inaugural Mass, March 19, 2013 Archbishop Ledesma outlines two ways for the Catholic faithful See climate, page A11


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Globe Telecom signs P5-B and US$45-M term loan with Metrobank Globe Telecom, Inc. signed a 10-year P5 Billion and 7-year US$45 Million term loan with Metrobank. The loans shall be used to finance Globe’s capital expenditures. “This new loan facility from Metrobank will help us address the demands of our customers in their continuing shift to a digital lifestyle. Globe is committed to invest in additional network capacities to handle the robust growth in data traffic from our customers“, said Alberto de Larrazabal, Globe Chief Financial Officer. Globe invested about P11.4 Billion in capital expenditures in the first half of 2015. Bulk of the investment was allocated for data-related projects, including investments for the company’s broadband network, capacities for wireless data, LTE, and domestic and international transmission facilities. Globe Telecom, Inc. closed the first half of 2015 with record-level consolidated service revenues of

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Molding well-rounded individuals through school -based scouting By Mariefe L. Molina Teacher - III Danao Elementary School

The Department of Education is aiming to promote life-long learning among students for them to appreciate knowledge and use it on their life businesses in the future time. This is done through conducting programs, interventions, projects and school activities. Example for such activities is the school-based scouting. This is a co-curricular activity organized for school’s Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) and Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) members. This year, a number of school has participated in the BSP and GSP joint camporal held September 17-18, 2015. Danao Elementary School is one of the participating schools, having 120 students who

attended. Scouting aims to enrich leadership and value formation among children. Its main objective is to develop every boy and girl and every young man and woman into well-rounded individual with exemplary character, which is also parallel to Department of Education’s mission of producing Filipinos whose values and competencies enable them to realize their full potential and contribute meaningfully to building the nation. BSP and GSP have proved to be a producer of country’s leaders and role models over the years. Indeed, in this time that marking values and lessons among children is challenging, activities that enhance leadership and value formation should be given with utmost importance. Scouting is one of these.

SAVING OUR ENVIRONMENT By JACKELINE A. MAGHANOY Benoni Elementary School

We are facing environmental problem that caused destruction to lives and properties as we experienced the devastating and deadly effects of the different typhoons especially “Yolanda” that hit our country. Why are we battling these problems of global warming and sudden climate change? What happened to the trees in the forest? Soil eroded because no roots were able to hold

it. Garbage is found everywhere. There is no proper waste management even though various orientations and workshops were given to solve those problems. Who is then to be blamed? What a pity sight our environment had! It is the right time to act now. Let’s all wake up and do our task to regain the beauty and usefulness of our environment. The change starts in ourselves. Let’s start a new to save our environment.

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business after it registered in the January-June period P9.5 Billion in mobile browsing and other data revenues, a 53% growth from previous year’s level of P6.2 Billion in the first six months of the year. This achievement brought the contribution of

JCS’ Ginoo at Binibining Kalikasan promotes environmental protection By Lelia B. Cabello Teacher-III Jasaan Central School District of Jasaan

Jasaan Central School of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental held the Ginoo at Binibining Kalikasan as part of the celebration of Science month, conducted annually during month of September. The coronation night was held September 30 and prior to that, there are aligned activities such as the judging for Most Photogenic and the Best in Outfit on Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, respectively. The activity aims to develop the confidence of students and make them aware of the importance of using recycled materials in promoting style and beauty, putting impact to the preservation and

protection of natural environment. 100 pupils joined the contest which there are two sets. Set A is for Kindergarten to Grade 3 and Set B is for Grade 4 to Grade 6 students. The pageant also challenged the contestants creativity for they are asked to utilize recycled materials for their attire. Kalikasan attire garnered 40% in the entire set of criteria. Other than it, 30% is given to Beauty and Personality and another 30% for votation. At the end, Stephanie Schrueder was hailed Bb. Kalikasan and Chris Philip I. Gaurana as Ginoong Kalikasan for Set A. Set B winners, on the other hand, are Nicole S. Talampas and Giofranco Miguel m. Dael.

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Macabalan NHS Hears September Mass By Shirley A. Masiar

A Holy Mass is held at Macabalan National High School on September 11, 2015. Fr. Julian Retiquez, the officiating priest solemnly officiates the mass accompanied by his laymen to awaken the spirit of the students, teachers and administration, that the body and soul need spiritual food. Macabalan NHS is not only focused on the academic aspect of the students but is also concerned on their spiritual development to deepen their faith in Christ. The School Head, Dr. Nick C. Pañares and The Asssistant Principal, Karl Anthony Salise scheduled a monthly mass to value the significance of hearing Words from God. This ceremony is fa-

cilitated by the laymen; Vivencia Veraque, Rose de la Cruz, Colerina Tongco, Elsie Pater, Virg inia Achas and Felizardo Baldon, the guitarist. Some of these external stakeholders are also Religion Teachers of the school. This activity is sponsored by the Grade – 10 students and advisers; Ms. Abaday, Ms. Maquiso, Ms. Ma. Elena Macarayo, Ms. Shirley A. Masiar and the Grade Level Chairman Ms. Mantilla, while Ms. Aniceta T. Batallones is in charged as the commentator. Assistance is also heartily offered by Ms. Beja and Ms. Valmoria. The mass is conducted successfully with the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

THE ESSENCE OF SCHOOL-BASED MANAGEMENT By JACKELINE A. MAGHANOY Benoni Elementary School

Researches show that School-based management started in United States, United kingdom, Australia and Canada. Various SBM programs have been implemented and being developed in Hongkong, China, Middle East, Southeast Asian Countries, Central Asia, East Asia, and Philippines. Recently, majority of the SBM projects in the World Bank portfolio are

in Latin America and South Asean Countries. What is SBM? What is its impact to our school? It is decentralization of levels of authority to the school level. The responsibility is transferred to principals, teachers, parents, sometimes students and other school community members within centrally determined policies. It is partnership and commitment to support

change for quality outcomes. It strengthen the stakeholders participation and understanding of their roles, functions and responsibilities to carry out educational programs, projects and services. The essence of SBM is accepting the importance of decentralization of authorities. It builds positive partnership to internal and external stakeholders. It facilitates the redistribution of resources recognizing

everyone in the organization is vitally concerned with how resources and relationships could be made more equitable. It empowers everyone to become pro-active leaders; it encourages the innovative teachers to engage the community stakeholders because they are part of the school management resources, Indeed, it helps to expand linkages for school development improvement and learning.

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Love God as your gratitude to Him The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October5, 2015-Monday) Matthew 18:12-14-How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and went into the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray? And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiced more of that [sheep], than of the ninety and nine which went not astray. Even so it is not the will of your

Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish: This gospel reminds us about the big love of God to each one of us. Why? In Ezekiel 18:23-have I any “pleasure” at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live? Take note, feast will be done in heaven if one soul is repented. Are you a lost sheep? See the goodness of God for you becuasze he will

celebrate if you will come back to him. You are very valuable to him no matter what. You are great for him because you were created out of his amazing love. You are born to be happy on this earth and can enjoy the beauty of this planet earth. Remember, God forgives you always because he knows your weaknesses. In Jeremiah 31:3-The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, [saying], Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting

love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee. Therefore, love God as your gratitude to Him. Allow God to hold you in order that you will not be lost along your journey in life. God wants you to be with him all the times. God wants you to believe to him in spite of your different trials and sufferings. God wants you to believe that his love is bigger than your mistakes in life. God wants you to know that you are not yet late to repent.

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Sec Soliman: Core Shelter for IDPs in SurSur Tandag City --“We will coordinate with Governor Pimentel so that we will be able to have a location where we can build core shelter for you, so that you will have better living conditions”proposed Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman to the community leaders of the internally-displaced families (IDPs) currently occupying the Surigao del Sur Sports Center. This was during her visit in the city on September 25, 2015 to visit and assess the condition of the IDPs in the province and also to meet with the Surigao del Sur local government and IDP community leaders. “Ug mosugot kamo, himuan kamo ug panimalay worth Php30,000 – Php50,000, kung asa aduna gayud kamo’y kaugalingon nga CR ug linya sa tubig, dili parehas dinhi sa inyong kahimtang (You will be provided with your own houses worth P30,000 – P50,000, wherein you will have your own CR with water lines, more comfortable than your conditions here),” Soliman added. Soliman went to Tandag City on September 25, 2015,

after attending the Funtawid Livelihood Day in General Luna, Siargao Island. She met with Governor Johnny Pimentel of Surigao del Sur to discuss matters about the relief operations for the 615 internally-displaced families from the aforementioned municipalities. The meeting, which was attended by Secretary Soliman, Surigao del Sur provincial government - with Gov. Pimentel and heads of the provincial agencies, DSWD-Caraga contingency headed by regional director Minda B. Brigoli, and Tandag City mayor, Roxanne Pimentel, tackled all possible arrangements to ensure that the welfare and needs of the IDPs in the evacuation center will be prioritized. During the meeting, Soliman proposed that the IDPs be relocated to a much better and comfortable core shelter site, where they will have better living conditions, while awaiting for the response of the government to their demands. This proposal was later presented to the open forum with the community leaders, right after the meeting with the provincial governor. A forum then followed

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right after the meeting with the governor where the IDPs, through their leaders, have demanded the break-up of paramilitary groups in their communities, whom they claim, have been harassing them for quite some time now. Other demands they have extended is the total pull-out of members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in their communities, and for the government to accommodate their return to their homes once the AFP is pulled-out. In her response, Soliman extended the proposal for the leaders to discuss within themselves and cascaded down to the members of their communities. The said proposal was brought about after several IDPs expressed their worsening living conditions at the evacuation center. The group has been using light materials for their living quarters, susceptible to the harsh weather conditions, extreme heat in the day time, and coldness during the evening. As per Secretary Soliman’s proposal, the province will find a suitable place for the core shelter houses to be built on. DSWD will partner with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), a reliable partner of the Department in previous engagements in building core shelter projects, in the facilitation and management in building the shelters, and hire the IDPs, through cash for work, in the construction of the row houses. The Secretary also went around the evacuation site to check the conditions in the area and ensure that the appropriate aid and services

Secretary Soliman welcomed by Surigao Sur governor, Johnny Pimentel during their initial meeting regarding the relief efforts for the internally-displaced families from SurSur currently occupying the evacuation center at the Surigao del Sur Sports Center in Tandag City. DSWD Caraga, headed by Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli (2nd from left), is actively monitoring the operations, together with the provincial local government unit of Surigao del Sur and the local government unit of Tandag City, headed by Mayo Roxanne C. Pimentel.

have reached the families. While on the grounds, the secretary also explained the proposed alternative of relocating the families, which was well appreciated by the IDPs. To date, DSWD Caraga has augmented a total of P2,377,158.68 assistance to the evacuees in Surigao del Sur. This comprise of 2,824 family food packs worth P1,181,335.68, non-food items worth P990,950.00, 2,496 pieces of Nutri-cereals worth P122,304.00, Medical assistance worth P3,569.00, burial assistance worth P20,000.00 and materials, snacks for psycho-social processing activities worth P59,000.00.###(MARKO DAVEY D. REYES/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

Women of Service: DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, DSWD Caraga Director, Minda B. Brigoli, and Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel of Tandag City doing rounds at the Surigao del Sur Sports Center, checking the condition of the 615 internally displaced families seeking refuge at the evacuation center after fleeing their homes due to social disorganization ncidents in their respective communities.

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Last October 1, 2015, the Pangantucan Central Elementary School hosted the District Kindergarten Festival of Talents which was participated by different barrio schools. The said activity was composed of 5 events namely, vocal solo, drawing, nursery rhyme in English, Mother Tongue and creative dance. The main goal of this event is to showcase the talents,skills

and self-confident of the five year old children. Winner of the vocal solo contest was Gleeia Mae Fabro from Pangantucan Central got the first place and also first place in nursery rhyme recitation in English. Phantony Gensaya got first place in drawing contest. It was ended a very successful and meaning event for kindergarten this year 2015.

Students from the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (ALCADEV), who’s school was affected by the violent conflict in Lianga, Surigao del Sur, extend their requests to the national government, through Secretary Soliman. The Secretary ensured that their requests will be extended to the office of the president. The Secretary also extended the plans she presented to the community leaders (core shelter provision), and ensured the students that their educational needs will be a priority.


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Rodriguez was nominated by the party’s more than 3,000 attendees in a mere formality. R o d r i g u e z ha d an nounced his intention to run for mayor three weeks ago. After accepting the nomination from the party he created in 2013, Rodriguez immediately rallied the captive audience to catapult the party’s whole local slate in the May 2016 elections. “The current administration has not done anything to serve its constituents because it is in a deadlock with the City Council majority. Never again will we allow that in 2016,” he said to the cheers of the crowd who waved flaglets bearing the words “Rufus 2016” and “Team Rodriguez.” To compound his point, Rodriguez snatched a twig of malunggay leaves and removed all of them, saying, “Laroson nato karon tanan gikan sa mayor, vice mayor, mga congressman ug miyembro sa City Council. We will serve the Cagayanons the best way possible, not some mediocre ibalik sa katawhan nga taman ra sa istorya.” Rodriguez was referring to the mantra used by Mayor Oscar Moreno during his three-year term. Rodriguez then unveiled the programs that he intends to do if elected: to nationalize the JR Borja General Hospital, to create two more hospitals in barangays Lumbia and Tablon, to create the Cagayan de Oro City Public College, to provide health insurance to private security guards so they could assist in crime prevention and to create a city-wide drainage system. During the convention, the rest of the candidates were also nominated. They are the following: Roger Abaday for vice mayor, reelectionist first district Rep. Rolando Uy, outgoing Abamin Rep. Maximo Rodriguez Jr. for second district congressman; and Roy Hilario Raagas, Narcissius Tan, Elmer dela Rosa, Roque Marban, Dures Fe Tagayuna, Meneleo Navarro, Gil Banaag and Alejandro Abellera (first district councilors); and Teodulfo Lao, Enrico Salcedo, Omar Labuntog, Aaron Neri, James Judith II, Adonis Arc Gumahad and Tito Alex Besinga (second district councilors). Three weeks ago, Rodriguez ditched his alliance with Moreno and announced his own candidacy.

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and development through the BBL. Instead, they are with UNA to pursue yet an expanded or new BBL. Board Member Boyet Ilaji of Pandami, Sulu province, said they put their thrust in Vice President Jejomar Binay on the issue of the Bangsamoro people despite the latter’s lack of

support to BBL. Ilaji cited the Zamboanga siege incident, where he said that Binay has showed his suport to the affected Muslim communities by trying to negotiate for a peaceful settlement to the stand-off, but was allegedly blocked. Ilaji is among some 5,000 delegates from all voer Mindanao to the UNA Mindanao-wide meeting. Ilaji said he and his constituents are not totally abandoning BBL. He said they expect Binay to expand the coverage of the BBL should he win the elections next year. Ilaji cited Section 3 of the Declaration of Principles of UNA, saying, “the government must aim to attain full sovereignty and must see to it that it promotes an equiatable distribution of political power.” “As what UNA Declaration of Principle under political view states, governrment must ensure that the justice system is free from corruption, partisan politics and any sense of impropriety, which is truly fair and partial. This is one of the reasons why we, Muslim candidates, decided to join UNA,” Ilaji said, even as he said that the same principle cited can be the venue for a real BBL to pass into law. For another Muslim candidate who is with UNA, former Sibuco mayor Atty. Norbi Edding, who will be running for municipal councilor next year, said he is with UNA precisely because he doesn’t want the proposed versions of the BBL and for the MILF to reign. Edding said that the MILF has been claiming part of Sibuco as within its jurisdiction, and this has been creating trouble and un-peace in Siocon. Edding said that should Binay wins the presidency in 2016, he and his Muslim collegues will push for another version of the BBL instead. Local candidates in Mindanao In his visit, Binay were accompanied by senatoriables Harry Roque, Princess Jacel Kiram and Alma Moreno. Roque is a known and respected lawyer nationwide, Kiram is the daughter of the late sultan of Sulu and Moreno is the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) president. Assemblymen, provincial board members and mayors from all over the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and their supporters made up the bulk of the delegation during the half-day event, dwarfing the delegates from the host province of Misamis Oriental. Moreno’s estranged husband Fahad Salic, the outgoing mayor of Marawi City who is eyeing the gubernatorial slot in Lanao del Sur that is to be vacated by Mamintal Adiong Jr., brought in thousands of his supporters to show support

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to Binay and his presumptive senatorial bets. Salic said that if elected, he would replicate his successful programs in Marawi City that he had implemented for the past nine years. For his part, former Pandami, Sulu Mayor Radzma S. Jaca assured Binay that the local UNA slate in their respective localities in Armm would be a formidable one and could catapult a presidential win for the 72-year-old vice president. Host Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano of Misamis Oriental also brought with him his reelectionist Vice Governor Jose Mari Pelaez and possible contenders for the provincial board. But he refused to divulge his candidates for congressmen in both districts, saying only that their names would be revealed during the actual filing of candidacy on October 12. It was learned that the incumbent congressmen, Reps. Peter M. Unabia and Juliette T. Uy, are not UNA members. Emano’s father, the former mayor of Cagayan de Oro Vicente Y. Emano who was admitted in intensive care less than two weeks ago, brought his vice mayor and the councilors from the city but left before noon, meeting Binay only briefly. Physicians told him to recuperate more and avoid busy outdoor activities for some time.

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ers. The time has come when we should examine ourselves towards the right direction. A million times I would ask everyone to give peace a chance. I am hoping that somewhere out of the blue comes an appropriate idea to both parties involved in a settlement of this deadly conflict. A misguided controversy that has cost us thousands of lives and trillions of public funds gone for no good reason. We must end the misunderstanding now while we can and be united on a common ground. Let us all wait for a big conflict that lurks in our midst relative to our territory in the disputed seas. ••• Editor’s Note: Mr. Ben Emata, certified paralegal-Author of three books. Awarded “Most Outstanding Journalist” given by the Federation of Provincial Press Clubs in the Philippines. Former President, Cagayan de Oro Press Club. Executive Vice President, Mindanao Press and Radio Club. President, Breakfast Club. Former President, Filipino-American Press Club of Silicon Valley.

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senatorial race that year. Since then she has been very consistent in topping surveys among perceived aspirants for the presidency. Even up to this time when she had finally declared her

intention of seeking the presidency, she still is at the helm though her ratings had drastically dropped. Manuel “Mar” Roxas, on the other hand, is a confessed economics expert having worked in reputable financial institutions abroad after his graduation from the Wharton School of Economics. He returned to the country to run for the congressional post vacated by his younger brother who died at a very young age while serving as congressman of one of Iloilo’s congressional districts. Roxas likewise served as cabinet secretary to then Presidents Joseph Estrada, Gloria Arroyo and Aquino. He also became senator of the land. Vice President Jejomar Binay, for his part, served as mayor of Makati City, the country’s premiere city, for 20 years before becoming vice president of the land. He unabashedly claims that Makati is what it is now because of him. But, on the other hand, he and his family are currently facing corruption charges before the bar of public opinion, before the Senate, before the Ombudsman and before the Sandiganbayan. His omnibus denial to the corruption charges hurled against him and his family is that these are all politically motivated. Sadly, he has not taken the pains of explaining his side in regard all these charges. Meanwhile, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who many believe is a presidential aspirant despite his repeated avowals that he is not running for president, anchors his presidential bid on what he had done in Davao. His only claimed success is his ability to rid the city of criminal elements who human rights advocates say were summarily killed to prevent them from continuing with their nefarious trade forever. Peace, Duterte and his supporters claim, reigned in Davao because of this policy paving the way for a prosperous city. At this point, what the Philippines as a country needs is a leader who could truly lead the people from their slavery to poverty, hopelessness, misery and suffering to their Promised Land where they can live fullness and abundance of life. Sadly, judging from the summation of the leading aspirants’ credentials no one fits the bill of a true leader. In fact this is the reason why I am more than willing to sound like a broken record in pitching for a true leader, the type of leader that the Philippines needs and that is former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. We want to choose the best? Choose Lacson. Lacson is the leader we need. Lacson is the politician we need. Lacson is the manager we need. Lacson is the father that this nation

sorely needs. Sadly, we are made to think that Lacson is not the leader we need and thus made to embrace the thought that the four known aspirants are leaders who could lead this country when in truth and in fact they are simply jokers pretending to be leaders. ••• (React at jelbacon@yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot .com.)

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to support the GCCM campaign: sign the petition, and on a more personal level, to live simply, and reduce your carbon footprint. “Climate change is a moral and political problem. Our human family is not solving this issue because our leaders have no political will to tackle it. So let’s raise our voice for climate justice, sign the petition urging world leaders to commit to ambitious climate action and solve this urgent crisis,” he said. “Your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly support your everyday activities, mostly by burning fossil fuel that emits carbon dioxide. At a personal level, follow these tips to reduce your carbon footprint: http:// catholicclimatemovement. global/take-action/#sthash. C75gnsB.d.”

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way of GAS management,” Donayre said. He noted that aside from being an alternative method to nutrient management, growing of azolla is also an effective, economical, and environment-friendly way of managing GAS. For more information about the benefits of growing azolla, call or text the PhilRice Text Center 0920 911 1398. Story and photo courtesy of philrice.gov.ph

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Wit n e s s e s s ai d t h e killers were members of the Magahat led by Loloy Tejero, Bobby Tejero and Garito Layno. Odchimar, who said he was voicing the sentiment

not only of the Catholic Church but also of other Christian denominations, cited the problem about paramilitary groups has been around since 2005. Aside from Odchimar, also present during the hearing that started Thursday were Catholic priests and nuns and leaders of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente. “We have to go to the root of the evacuation which is the harassment by these armed groups,” the bishop said. Sr. Stella Matutina, a Benedictine nun, also urged the Senate to address the problem of displacement in the province. “Let’s face the real problem…. Give justice for those killed because they’re not NPAs,” she said. The nun added that three mothers have given birth at the evacuation center and 52 more were about to give birth. “They want to go back. We want help and immediate action from you, Senators. We want to emphasize the presence of armed groups,” she said. Sr. Matutina said they received reports that more people have left their homes, referring to the fresh wave of evacuees from Barangay Mahaba in Marihatag town that fled Thursday due to the alleged presence of paramilitary elements in their place. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno/MindaNews)

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BYD celebrates 2nd Year Anniversary, Auto Club launched

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YD Auto, through its authorized Philippine distributor, Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.) celebrated its 2nd Year Anniversary in the Philippines with a special bash for its customers, media partners and friends on September 26 at the Aruba Bar & Restaurant at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City. The anniversary celebration was marked by the launch of the BYD Auto Club that has more than 100 exclusive members. STAR Corp. managing director, Mark Andrew Tieng, welcomed everyone and shared the significant milestones of the company in the Philippines over the past two years; in particular, 1) the introduction of euro-4 compliant, fuel efficient, world-class vehicles like the BYD S6 SUV, the BYD L3 sedan, the BYD

F0 micro mini, the BYD F5 Suri with remote control technology, the BYD F3 sedan, a vehicle offering specific for taxi and fleet operations; 2) the growth of its After Sales services, which vouches for STAR Corp’s long term commitment

to the Philippine market that its operations are in full scale, offering vehicle sales, spare parts, and services; 3) the expansion of its corporate partnerships, from dealerships, banks, to fleet car alliances, signifying a growing trust

and confidence in BYD as a strategic partner in providing complete solutions to meet customers’ automotive needs; 4) and STAR Corp’s continued pursuit of its “green dream”, as it looks forward to the day when eVehicles can

occupy a portion of the nation’s highways and roadways and a future when green car space is the norm rather than the exception, ” as it advocates the passage of the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Act or House Bill 387, its participation

in the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines’ (EVAP) campaign for One Million EVs on Philippine Roads by 2020, and its introduction of the BYD Qin, one of the more advanced vehicles available for the local market, and the first and only plug-in hybrid sports saloon in the country. Present at the celebration was Liu Xue Liang, general manager, Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division of BYD Auto, who expounded on the global success of BYD. According to Liang, “with over 5,000 zero-emission electric buses delivered worldwide and thousands more units ordered and under production, BYD is by far the world’s largest maker of pure electric buses. Its electrified transportation solutions are currently running in over 150 cities in 37 countries, beating the US and Japan in technology and sales.”

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Honda Launches Generation S Leading motorcycle manufacturer Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) has launched Generation S campaign. “These Gen S smart riders appreciate how their Honda scooters, powered by Smart Technology, enhance their daily life by creating positive impacts on fuel savings, road safety and the environment, especially in the long term,” said HPI president Daiki Mihara. The Generation S campaign was launched during the Honda Gen-S Scooter Parade and Festival at the Blue Bay Walk in Pasay City, to coincide with the unveiling of the all-new Zoomer-X,

the third installment in Honda’s Gen-S scooters which are all equipped with Smart Technology features. “The Honda Gen-S scooters now include the BeAT-Fi ‘Scooter for All’, the Click125i ‘Premium Scooter’, and the Zoomer-X ‘Unique Real Naked

Scooter’ which all feature Enhanced Smart Power, Idling Stop System and Combined Brake System. These are the perfect scooters for the varied lifestyle and personalities of our next generation smart riders,” HPI product planning manager Elie Salamangkit Jr. said.

Camaraderie, Charity, a New World Record, and a Brand New Car JSK Auto Fun Run V On November 14, 2015, the fifth JSK Auto Fun Run will attempt to set a new world record while promoting camaraderie among car clubs and enjoining participants to contribute to a charitable cause. This year’s JSK Auto Fun Run V advocates unity and camaraderie among private car owners, driving safety and discipline on the toll ways, and hopes to set a world records for “the most

number of cars in a convoy for a cause” with a target of 1,500 cars. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Reach Out World Wide (ROWW) Foundation, which is supported by the late actor, Paul Walker of the “Fast & the Furious” movie franchise. JSK will display cars that they modified as tribute to the popular movie franchise. Several celebrities like movie and TV star Albert Martinez have pledged their

participation to add more glamour to the cause while TV shows such as History Channel’s “Full Throttle” have also signified their support. During the press conference held at the Primero Casa Filipino in Quezon City, Tan announced that Solar Transport & Automotive Resources (STAR) Corporation, the Philippine distributor of Build Your Dreams (BYD)

automobiles will raffle off a brand new BYD car to a lucky participant of the JSK Auto Fun Run V. Tan and STAR Corp. Managing Director Mark Andrew Tieng signed a contract to confirm the grand prize. For more details on how to participate in the JSK Auto Fun Run V, please contact Eman at 0927-997-3336 or the JSK Auto Fun Run Secretariat at 376-7323 or 514-6512.


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