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PrimeNews Malaysian cops release 32 LP bets and supporters BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi (Vera Files via MindaNews— The 32 Liberal Party candidates and their supporters who were detained in Sabah for 72 hours have been released, reached Tawi-Tawi Thursday night and will be going back to Languyan Friday night.

Cloud seeding for Lake Lanao gains ground C AG AYA N DE ORO CITY (MindaNews)-- A Beechcraft Baron aircraft loaded with sacks of salt f lew over La ke Lanao starting Wednesday as the government began cloud seeding operations to produce more rains to feed the Agus and Pulangi cloud | page 11

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Leading senatorial bet JVEE maintains top 5 ranking DIPOLOG CITY - Leading Senatorial candidate Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada has maintained his top five ranking in weather stations surveys inspite of meager resources demolition job “at wala namang spacing". from other political camps who perceived hims as a threat to them in the political race. Senatorial candidate Estrada said," there were five demolition moves against me in two week's time but it has not affected my high standings so far". JV said the moves were obviously real demolition jobs. The latest issue pictured him as a top “poster

Kidapawan diocese eyes guidelines for voters

TULUNAN, North Cotabato (MindaNews) –Priests under the Diocese of Kidapawan are set to convene for the possible crafting of a guiding principle for its parishioners in choosing the right candidates this coming national mid-term and local elections. Bishop Romulo dela Cruz told MindaNews that he will convene the priests on Monday and consult them if they should release a pastoral letter that would guide voters in choosing candidates for the May 13, 2013 elections. Dela Cruz said they have been encouraging the lay people to promote “proGod, pro-life and pro-marriage” candidates, especially on the national level. “Mag decide pa kami kung

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Leading Senatorial Joseph Victor Ejercito Estrada of United Nationalist Alliance welcome by his supporters in Dipolog City and Dapitan City Friday. (Inset) With JVEE is provincial board member candidate Atty Allan Z. Ranillo in a motorcade.(PR)

AboitizPower, Cotelco ink power supply deal

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Windmill power projects proposed for Mindanao

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews)–Aboitiz-owned Therma South, Inc. and the Cotabato Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Cotelco) forged Friday an energy supply agreement (ESA) for distribution to the P-Palma Area, which covers six towns in North Cotabato. Therma South is building a 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in

The construction of a windmill power generation project is one of the solutions to address the power shortage in Mindanao, according to a lawmaker. “The construction of a windmill power generation project will augment the energy needs in Mindanao and will also accelerate countryside development,” said Rep. Nur Jaafar (Lone District, Tawi-Tawi), author of House Bill 1262.

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Introducing BAM AQUINO Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aguirre Aquino IV is a Filipino social entrepreneur and politician. He is a former TV host and former chairman of the National Youth Commission (Philippines). He is currently the President of MicroVentures, Inc., an investment bank for start-up businesses, which runs The Hapinoy Program social enterprise. He is one

of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons for 2012. He is also a Board Member of Rags2Riches, Venture for Fundraising, and the Coca-Cola Foundation. Bam is a senatorial candidate under the Liberal Party (Philippines) slate in the 2013 elections. He is married to Mary Fatima Gomez. Bam was born on May 7,

1977 in Manila. He is the son of Paul Aquino (youngest brother of Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.) and Melanie Aguirre. Aquino, as a toddler, gave around 200 speeches in political rallies between 1983 and 1986, after his uncle Ninoy was assassinated, culminating in his participation in the 1986 People Power Revolution that made Ninoy’s widow and his aunt, Corazon Aquino, president. Bam Aquino was a consistent honor student in Ateneo de Manila from grade school to college. During his grade school graduation, Bam delivered the valedictory speech and graduated with first honors and was also the class valedictorian in High School. In 1999, Bam Aquino graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University. In 2008, he took an Executive Education Program on Leadership and Public Policy, at the Kennedy School of Government in the Harvard University. Bam Aquino was one of the founding members and became the Constitutional Chairman of

the National Union of Catholic Student Councils, an association of student councils and governments of various Catholic universities and colleges in the Philippines. After his graduation, Bam Aquino joined the special projects group of the ABS-CBN Foundation. He was involved with rehabilitation centers for abused and neglected children, disaster management and relief operations, and volunteer recruitment. In 2001 he was appointed as NYC’s commissioner-at-large. He was also one of the hosts of the TV show Breakfast, a youthoriented morning talk show at Studio 23. In 2006, Bam hosted youth-oriented debate show Y Speak in Studio 23. At the age of 25, Aquino was appointed as chairman of the National Youth Commission, the youngest person in Philippine history to head a government agency. NYC is the chief youth policy-making arm of the Philippine government. His team has managed two projects, which are implemented yearly: the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations and the Presidential Youth Fellowship Program (PYFP). “You might think it naïve, but by being in the Senate, I can help

push for these issues further and make these part of the national discussion,” Bam said in a recent meeting with Philippine Daily Inquirer editors and reporters when asked in jest whether he would be better off where he was now in his crusade than in the company of “lolongs,” or crocodiles, in the upper house. In his advocacy, the 35-yearold, who has never run for a barangay (village) seat or any public office, said the name of the game was “coordination.” Bam said the primary issue today was finding jobs for young people. He proposed to address this by looking at education and employment as a process, a continuum, which should be closely coordinated by schools, industries and concerned agencies. In 2007, Bam Aquino established Micro Ventures Incorporated, a social enterprise that engages in poverty alleviation through business development for the poor. it currently runs the internationally awarded Hapinoy Program with thousands of women micro entrepreneur members in the Philippine countryside to help them secure better incomes for their families. In 2009, Bam Aquino reenacted his uncle, Ninoy Aquino,

in the documentary film The Last Journey of Ninoy. The film premiered on August 21, 2009 in commemoration of the 26th anniversary of the assassination of Ninoy. It was directed by Jun Reyes. Awards & Citations • Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award of the World, in recognition for his world-class work with Youth and Social Enterprise (2012) • Asian Social Entrepreneur of the Year with Mark Ruiz (World Economic Forum, 2011) • United Nations Project Inspire Grand Prize (The Hapinoy Program, 2011) • Awarded by Mastercard and The Singapore National Committee for UN Women • Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (Community Development and Social Enterprise, 2010) • GoNegosyo Inspiring Young Entrepreneur (2010) • Co-Finalist, Ernst and Young (Entrepreneur of the Year 2010) • PLDT Bossing Co-Awardee (Retail Financing Category, 2010) Critics were quick to slam his candidacy, accusing the Aquinos and Cojuangcos of building a dynasty to protect their interest in the Cojuangco-owned Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac province. “I expect that in the first few months, that’s what people would be asking. But I think it’s hard to pinpoint dynasties to the Aquinos. It’s not like one position is being passed on to a wife or son in a locality. Because when we talk about dynasties, it’s usually because they also own the business there and they are protecting their interests,” Bam said. “The Aquinos have no holdings there and I am for distributing Luisita,” he said. Bam said he had something to offer—different from what the other Aquinos in the Senate espoused—as a youth leader and social entrepreneur. “What we are really aligned to is wanting what’s best for the country. No BS,” he said. aquino | page 11


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Lupong Tagapamayapa regional finalists named By: Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa

BUTUAN CITY - After thorough deliberations of the Lupong Tagapamayapa I n c e n t i v e s Aw a r d s (LTIA) Regional Awards Committee, headed by DILG-13 Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, the LTIA Regional Finalists for C.Y. 2012 are finally named. For the Highly Urbanized Cities Category - Brgy. San Vicente, Butuan City; Component Cities Category - Brgy. Telaje, Tandag City; 1st – 3rd Class

Municipalities Category Brgy. Macalang, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte; and 4th – 6th Class Municipalities Category - Brgy. Poblacion, Bacuag, Surigao del Norte. The LTIA Regional Assessment was held at the DILG Regional Office – Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC), with the presence of the Regional Awards C ommittee: DILG RD Famacion; Ms. Chiara Marie S. Plaza of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Branch

3; Police Chief Inspector Quirino A. Baugbog, Jr. of the Philippine National Police of Regional Office; Mr. Winston S. Salvador, Proj e c t Sup er v is or of Propegemus Foundation, Inc.; and Ms. Mary May R. Cadosales-Diaz, Managing Director of Educational Discipline in Culture and Area-Based Development Services, Inc. (EDCADS). Three major criteria, to wit (1) efficiency in operations, (2) effectiveness in securing Katarungang

Pambarangay (KP) objectives, and (3) creativity and resourcefulness of the Lupong Tagapamayapa were followed in the assessment. The Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Aw a r d s ( LT I A ) w a s established since 1997 as a means to institutionalize a s y s t e m of g r ant i ng economic benefits and other incentives to the Lupong Tagapamayapa that demonstrates exemplary performance in settling disputes at the grassroots

level. Republic Act 7160, otherwise known as the 1991 Local Government Code gives barangays the mandate to enforce peace and order and provide support for the effective enforcement of human rights and justice. Decentralization has facilitated the recognition of the Katarungang Pambarangay or Barangay Ju s t i c e Sy s t e m a s a n alternative venue for the resolution of disputes.

Thus created in each barangay a body to be known as Lupong Tagapayapa (hereinafter referred to as Lupon) composed of the Barangay Captain as chairman and not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) members. This leads to the creation of incentivizing the performances of the Lupons known to be as the Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards (LTIA). (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO II, DILG 13/asf )

Butuan City braces Drugs for Balangay Boat Float Parade seized in Surigao City By Jennifer P. Gaitano

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C A M P RODR IG U E Z , Butuan City – Elements of the Surigao del Norte Provincial Police Office, headed by Police Inspertor Karlo Eden L. Mahinay, have arrested during a buy-bust operation one Bryan G. Laosinguan, 33 years old, single and a resident of Purok Calipayan, Brgy Washington, Surigao City yesterday evening. Recovered from the possession and control of the Mahinay were one A1 US Army caliber .45 pistol, seven caliber .45 live bullets, one caliber .45 magazine, one Nokia cellphone , one inhaler, P hp 9 , 5 6 5 . 0 0 c a s h i n different denominations, one Samsung Galaxy cellular phone and one lighter. Also recovered

from him were four cellophanes containing white crystalline granules believed to b e m e t h a mp h e t a m i n e hydrochloride (shabu), four cellophanes containing methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), one UCPB check worth Php55,000.00 with check number SUR 7127579 and three folded aluminum foil, one brown wallet. T h e i nv e nt or y w a s witnessed by Barangay Captain Jose Edradan, DOJ Representative Anicita Escudo and Media Reporter Elvis Romero. Laosinguan was brought to the Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office for proper documentation, while pertinent papers are being prepared for filing of appropriate charges in court. (ZMP/MMG/asf )

B U T UA N C I T Y – I n celebration of the Balangay Festival this year, the City Tourism C ouncil is once again inviting all regional and national line agencies, non-government or g an i z ati on s , s o c i o civic and youth groups, and private companies to join the Funfair of the Balangay Boat Float Parade on May 19, this year. Sources said the Balangay Boat Float Parade is venue and opportunity for the offices and agencies to advocate and showcase their thrusts, programs, products and services. There will be an advance screening of entry floats on May 16 for safety and quality control. “Float design should depict the Butuanon culture, history, treasures and its p eople. Us e of local and biodegradable materials is encouraged. T he ma x i mu m s i z e of the Balangay Float must

PCSO inaugurates Surigao Norte office By Susil D. Raga

SURIGAO CIT Y - As p a r t o f t h e a g e n c y ’s commitment to broaden its reach to the provinces, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) extends its services to Surigao del Norte, with the opening of a branch office in the city, April 5 this year. T h e e i g ht h b r a n c h i n Vi s a y a s - M i n d a n a o re g ion , P CS O Su r i g a o del Norte is located at t h e P rov i n c i a l Sp or t s C omplex C ompound, this city. Leading the ribbon-

cutting were Board Memb er Vic tor B or j a, PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas II

and PCSO On-Line Lottery Sector Assistant General Manager Remeliza Jovita M. Gabuyo. They were assisted by On-Line Lottey S ector - VISMIN Manager III Federico A. Damole and Regional Operations Manager for Mindanao and Concurrent CLOO Surigao del Norte Branch Carlito I. Kho. Now, people in Surigao del Norte do not have to travel to Butuan City for their social services and medical assistance. (PIASurigao del Norte/asf )

be 3.0 meters wide, with height of 4.20 meters, and not more than 20 f t. in lengt h. C oncept and materials used will be left to the discretion of the participating school/company/office/ organization/agency. Each float must have a built-in PA system for their music, and each float must not spend more than P85,000,” sources further said. Also, the float will be judged on the following criteria: 1) Physical ( d e s i g n & c on c e pt ) – 3 0 % ; ( or i g i n a l it y an d uniqueness) – 20%; 2) Theatrical Presentation (dramatic production) – 30%; (presentation of theme) – 20%, a total of 100%. There will also be deductions for overtime in the theatrical performance which shall be 5 points per 1 minute; disregard of guidelines 5% of total score per offense (bloated cost, wrong size, etc). As to the theatrical aspects, number of p e r for me rs shou l d b e minimum of 15 persons. Music will be provided

with each float must use while each float will show a 3-minute presentation (as te as er) dur ing t he station showdown at McDonalds/Otis Mall, and seven 6-minute presentation during the Grand Showdown, which must be a dramatic staging of the participants’ program, thrust/advocacy anchored on the Butuan culture and people. Amante also reminded that the storyline must be clear and concise and must be dramatized (theatrically); costumes and props must complement t he overall concept; dancing, c h a nt i n g a n d s i g n i n g are e n c ou r a ge d w h i l e the Balangay Float must be utilized as the main stage for the showdown and participating agency/ group is encouraged to accompany their entr y float with costumes and props to help augment the theatrical presentation. “The decision of the Board of Judges is final a n d n o n - a p p e a l a b l e ,” emphasized Amante. For the grand prizes,

first prize will receive P150,000; second prize – P100,000; third prize – P75,000. For special awards, the participant that has the most unique float will re ceive P25,000; most colorful and attractive float – P25,000; and best theatrical presentation – P25,000. Consolation prizes will a ls o b e g iven to nonwinning entries (with no special awards) amounting to P10,000. Assembly area will be at t he Gu i ngona Park at 1:00 p.m. All entr y floats will be exhibited for public v ie w ing on May 19, 2013 during the Balangay Festival Grand Parade. The said competition shall be limited to the f i r s t 1 2 e nt r i e s t o b e submitted. Entr y form shall be submitted to the Secretariat on or before April 22, 2013. For more information, the City Tourism Council can be reached at telephone numbers (085) 342-8589; 342-6880 & 225-4041. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


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LGU, PA pay tribute to WWII veterans TACURONG CITY - “On this day, we recognize the heroes responsible for our freedom...those who died for it and those who are still here to tell us their story.” That was how C ol. Edmundo R. Pangilinan summed up the purpose of the 71st commemoration of the Araw ng Kagitingan conducted by LGUTacurong and Philippine Army (PA) on April 9, 2013, City Hall Grounds. Col. Pangilinan served as the Guest Speaker of the program devoted to honoring the heroes of World War II. The program was graced

by veterans residing in the city, namely Pvt. Jovencio Ledda (92 years old), Mr. Santos Laygan (97 yrs old), Pvt. Eugenio Somera (89 yrs old), and Private First Class Bernardo Francisco (91 yrs old). Pfc. Francisco shared his memoirs as a young soldier during the War. As a 21-year old lad in the 1930s, he was one of those who were trained as Philippines’ reserve forces.

He reported to the nearest camp in Panay, following the order of then Pres. Manuel Quezon after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and of the military bases in the country. They fought the Japanese forces in Panay, but his team was captured. He was imprisoned and served as a laborer to Japanese soldiers. He witnessed cruelties, and even executions of Filipinos in the communities

R12 marks 21.5% increase in DOST Scholars By Perlita D. Changco

COTABATO CITY-- The Department of Science and Technology, Region 12 has noted a remarkable increase in the number of passers in its scholarship program for 2013 posting a 21.5% hike compared to that of last year. D O S T 1 2 R e g i on a l Director Zenaida P. HRLaidan said, 79 incoming college freshmen in Region XII have qualified to avail of the agency’s scholarship program for school year 2013-2014. L aid an s aid, of t he total number of successful examinees, 70 met the criteria for the Science and Techonology Scholarship program under Republic Act 7687 while the other nine have qualified for the Merit Scholarship Award. DOST conducted the qualifying examination in November 18, 2012 for top 10% graduating high school students in Region XII held in the following testing centers: University Laborator y School-

University of Southern Mindanao (ULS-USM) in Kabacan, Cotabato; Notre Dame University (NDU), Cotabato City; Mindanao State University (MSU)General Santos City; Notre Dame of Marbel College (NDMU)-Koronadal City, and Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College (SKPSC)-Tacurong City. The Merit program is open to graduating high school students interest to pursue baccalaureate degrees in the field of science and technology regardless of family economic status while the Science and Technology Scholarship Act of 1984 or RA 7687 caters to deser ving poor and indigent students in the country. Both under the DOSTSEI and Merit programs, scholars are entitled to tuition and other school f e e s s u b s i d y, b o o k allowance and monthly living allowance, among others, except for a pro-

rated monthly stipend for the latter depending on the family’s socio-economic status. As the annual DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarhip provides the opportunity for deserving high school graduates to pursue four or five-year baccalaureate degress in priority science and te chnolog y are as, programs Qualifiers can enroll in state universities and other higher e ducation institutions duly recognized by the Commission on Higher E duc at ion (CHED) as Centers of Excellence or Centers of Development. For details and other information, contact DOST-XII at (064)4216908 and 421-2711 or any of t h e prov i n c i a l S & T centers in South C otabato at (064)2003521; SARGEN (083)554-7997; Sultan Kudarat (064)200-3521 and North Cotabato (064)248-2112. (pbchangco/PIA Cotabato City/DOST 12/asf )

that the Japanese did. After nine months, he escaped from garrison with two Filipino comrades. He became a Philippine Scout in 1946 and was discharged in 1949. LGU-Tacurong and PA value stories shared by veterans, such as Pfc. Francisco as part of the rich oral history of the War. “The freedom you fought for us shall be the freedom we shall truly defend. Where you are relieved of your duties, we shall carry on,” said Col. Pangilinan as he gave his snappy salute to the guest veterans. The 601st Brigade, 6th Infantry Battalion, PA conducted the pass and review in honor of the guest veterans. The wreath laying ceremony was led by Mayor Lina O. Montilla and Vice Mayor Charito L. Collado.(Jezereel Louise C. Billano/asf )


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Think a minute…Did you know that the average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work? That means those who use 50% of their ability stand out from the rest. So the very few who actually give their full 100% of strength and smarts to their work become the most successful of all. Many people want the greener grass, but they don’t want to pay the higher water bill to get it! “No person has ever slept his way to success, since he just sleeps through his best opportunities.” While we’re sleeping, our talents and abilities sleep with us. The only way to smell sweet success is to wake up, so you can work up the ladder to

because they were already working at it. But it’s not enough to work hard. An important question we need to ask ourselves is what are we working for? We can’t just work hard, we also have to work smart. Don’t get ripped off by working your whole life for something that doesn’t give you real quality of life. We need to be smart and get the best deal we can

for our life of work. Some people work hard all their lives and become rich, but inside they’re still very poor and unhappy. They’re unsatisfied and empty because they didn’t work smart for the right things. Our Maker knows that the only way we can enjoy real success and satisfaction is by living His way everyday in a close, personal relationship with Him. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done. If you’ll ask Him and really mean it from your heart, Jesus Christ will forgive you and give you a new life today. Then everyday He’ll help you know how you can work hard and smart to have the life He created you to enjoy. Just Think a Minute…

cumcision services in Talisayan municipal hospital. Kuya Leslie Leocadio, a medical doctor, supervises the circumcision session. It was not the first time that the Makahambus Eagles and Lodge 315 rendered free circumcision services in the town. Two years ago, the “Makahambus EagleMasons” were in Talisayan to deliver the same services. The only difference in last week’s activity was that the families of club members were there as part of the group. Kuya Joven Bacu, President of Makahambus Eagles Club, was also around together another “Kuyas,” “Ates,” and “Bunso.” After the circumcision activity, the group together with their families went to a beach resort there where they stayed overnight. Circumcision ser vice is only one of too many community services that the “Makahambus-Eagle Masons” render throughout the year. Some of these

community services include supplemental feeding, medical outreach, climate mitigation projects, and social awareness programs like “Dengue” prevention. In all these activities, the “Makahambus Eagle-Masons” remained discreet. This corner was fortunate to provide readers a rare glimpse of what these men and women are doing both in their capacity as civic organizations and as fraternal orders. Indeed, spending one’s free time to serve the people and the community through voluntary public service is a very rare opportunity. The “Makahambus EagleMason” club offers the exhilarating opportunity of spending and serving the less fortunate of our brothers. Kuya Joven Bacu said the club foresees more work in the future – all in the service of our fellow men. Mabuhay ang Makahambus Eagles Club! React crisguardian@yahoo.com

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst where you want to be. Then after you’ve reached the level of success you want, work is the only way you can stay there to keep enjoying it. Remember, nothing just happens by itself; somebody has to do the work to make it happen. The great music composers like Beethoven and Mozart did not sit around waiting to get inspired before they started working. They got inspired

The ‘Eagle-Masons’ soar high

LAST week was family day for one of the most active community organizations in Cagayan de Oro City. It is heartening to note of Cagayan de Oro having organizations that work silently in rendering community services to the underprivileged. These organizations are silent partners in public service whose members unselfishly work together for others. While most civic organizations flaunt come what may of the services it render to the community, the Makahambus Eagles Club and the Makahambus Lodge 315 work together away from the hog light. The Makahambus Eagles Club and Makahambus Lodge 315 always set aside a day to spend with families and love ones. Nevertheless, instead of making the occasion spent solely for family and brotherly bonding, these fraternal organizations also use the

Cris Diaz occasion to render community services. By the way, the Makahambus Eagles Club of Cagayan de Oro City is one of the fraternal clubs of The Fraternal Order of Eagles (Philippine Eagles), the first Philippine born fraternal civic organization in the country. The Makahambus Eagles Club has established strong fraternal ties with the Makahambus Lodge 315 that club members often earned the moniker as “Eagle-Masons” or vice versa. Actually, the Eagles are called “Kuyas.” Last week, 285 children avail of the clubs free cir-

Candidates Must Have the Spirit of God LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God… This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God…” (1 John 4:1-3, the Holy Bible). -oooFORUM ON DYNASTIES A WASTE OF TIME: A press sponsored-forum which highlighted seven senatorial candidates last Thursday, April 11, 2013, at UP Diliman, Quezon City wasted precious time discussing political dynasties, because political dynasties, or families serving in

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio government either through election or appointment, are here to stay. There was really no point in discussing this issue as if something can be done about it, from the point of view of enacting a law that would prohibit members of just one family from running or being appointed. Since politicians will be the ones who will be crafting the anti-dynasty law, it would only be natural for them to avoid coming out with a law

that would go against their own interests. Besides, there are very practical reasons that encourage dynasties. One is that, no politician who has already experienced the perks of a political office would want to give up those perks and privileges. Another is that, if the politician committed some mischief while in office, he would need his family members to occupy the same office when he steps down, to make sure

that the mischief remains hidden, or is covered up. -oooNO PROHIBITION AGAINST DYNASTIES: But, come to think of it, there is really no serious basis to oppose members of just one family running for office, or being appointed to a particular position in government. Whether the framers of the 1987 Constitution would like to admit it or not, the post EDSA Charter that they brought forth, though it mentioned political dynasties, did not really contain any prohibition against such political dynasties. What that Constitution really did was to merely pay lip service to the aspirations to blot out political dynasSee BATAS/p.11


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Letter to the Editor: Shrinking the Time Frame Anakbayan: Comelec keeps fooling the people MINDAVIEWS:

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By Patricio P. Diaz

Amid strong and legitimate opposition, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) allowed Malacanang-backed Partylists, like Akbayan, to run in 2013 elections. After the Supreme Court ruled that party-list representatives need not be from the marginalized sectors, the Comelec went overboard by continually harassing party-list groups that truly represent the marginalized. Comelec drumbeats this year’s election with so-called “party-list cleansing”. They rejected the candidacies of more than 200 party-list groups. Moreover, Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes claims that they are stricter in purging the party-list system. He even said that the system has gone “out of bounds”. Despite this exaggerated propaganda, Comelec cannot hide the fact that they failed their sought after ‘integrity’ test. This is obvious with Comelec’s approval of Akbayan and its current hell-bent action to disqualify two progressive party-list groups namely, Kabataan and Piston, for allegedly violating Comelec resolution 9615 which prohibits campaign materials mindaviews | page 11 in all public infrastructure

GENERAL SANTOS CITY(MindaNewl)– Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front peace panels adjourned their 37th Exploratory Talks April 9 to 11 without final agreements on the three remaining Annexes. They agreed to continue their negotiation after the May 13 election with firm “commitment to finally settle these issues soon so that all three Annexes may be signed without undue delay”. In “without undue delay”, “after” is more appropriate that “without”. Either the Panels did not foresee or they took for granted the tough ssues in the four Annexes when immediately after signing the Framework Agreement on Bangsamoro they said they would finish negotiating by end of December. Even if the Annexes could be signed in May that would be five months overdue. Let us not doubt the Panels in jointly stating that they have “continued to find ways to resolve remaining issues on the Annexes on wealth sharing, power sharing and normalization”. Let us understand the difficulties, and even embarrassment, they are going through. More than any other persons or groups, they honestly want to end the Mindanao Problem; yet, they risk being misunderstood as hiding the “real score” behind “motherhood statements” – to borrow from Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, O.M.I. They, too, know that no lofty rhetoric to explain the failure to finally agree on the Annexes and to give assurance that all will be ine in the end can undo the setback in the FAB implementation and further set it back should there be more delays. Situated within the fixed term of President Aquino, the time frame of the different stages in the FAB roadmap should have been fixed and followed strictly, not open-ended and flexible. Even if all the Annexes are signed in May, what guarantee is there that the Bangsamoro Transition Commission can start drafting the Bangsamoro Basic Law in June? The Annexes and the FAB are still to be consolidated into a Comprehensive Agreement. Can this be done in one ormal meeting of the Panels? There is supposed to be two years from January 2013 for the Transcom to draft the BBL; for the Congress to enact

and schools. Regardless of the submitted proof of compliance to election rules, including extensive photo documentation, Comelec continues to pursue the case against Kabataan and Piston. The motive is obvious. Progressive party-list groups are the staunchest critic of the Aquino administration. While Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr and his

minions are the faithful servants of the current regime obliged to follow orders. For one, Kabataan Partylist, the only youth organization in the congress for the past three years was loud in exposing state abandonment on social services, especially education. The youth group is best known for its stand against the draconian Cybercrime Law which prompted mass

mobilizations. It is clearly stipulated in the Republic Act 7941 that the party-list system is for the marginalized and underrepresented sectors. Kabataan and Piston are representing the marginalized and underrepresented while Akbayan is not. It should be recalled that many individuals and groups, including ArchComelec | page 11

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano discusses with Congressman Benjo A. Benaldo at City Hall their campaign strategies for the first congressional district of the city. Both are seeking another term in their respective posts come May 2013 mid-term elections. photo by gerry lee gorit

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oan Yu, twenty-nine year old mother of three children came out of the maternal health class pleased that her expectations were met by the Lakbay Buhay Kalugusan (LBK), the Department of Health’s (DOH) health caravan carrying a customized bus that conducted health classes for mothers, fathers and children and other health promotional activities such as medical consultations, free basic medicines and games. “Ine x p e c t ko p o na makakuha ng impormasyon tungkol sa family planning, sa tamang paghugas ng kamay at libreng gamot para sa mga bata,” she said. She added that her kids enjoyed it and learned from the whole experience. Like Joan, young father Christian Murtia who travelled from the farthest barangay in Calumpit came along with her wife and two children also expected that his family would benefit from the health caravan. “Para po sa ikabubuti ng mga anak namin ang pagpunta namin dito sa LBK,” he said. Christian also attended the health class for husbands and fathers dubbed

‘Usapang Macho’. Both were among the 1,882 residents and health volunteers of Calumpit and nearby towns in Bulacan who temporarily dropped their household chores and means of livelihood for the day to avail of the services that the health caravan brought last week of March. Fiesta-themed, amidst the overbearing summer heat, Northville 9 in Barangay Iba O’Este, a resettlement area in Calumpit easily accommodated the crowd who first registered and got instructions to be able to make their way through exhibits and health classes. Efficiently manned by 239 health staff and volunteers, the health caravan did not fail the Bulakenos who voluntarily came and were content with the health promotional activities they participated in. However, Dr. Joy Gomez, Provincial Health Officer of Bulacan during the press conference and post-mortem with the volunteers, clarified that LBK is not just about giving free medicines. “This is what we want to teach our clients,

DAVAO CITY (MindaNew)-The Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM), which was pushed by the Department of Energy (DOE) to address power shortage in Mindanao by drawing out all generation capacities to the system grid, will kick-off on September 26, ahead of its original schedule next year. Melinda Ocampo, president of the Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC), said in a public consultation on the rules of IMEM here that Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla instructed her to fast-track IMEM’s commercial operation. She said the original schedule was set in 2014, adding “pero pinagalitan na po ako (but I was scolded), so it will be fasttracked.” Petilla also pushed earlier the Interruptible Load Program (ILP), which is another alternative to bridge the power supply deficiency in Mindanao that began in 2010. Romeo Montenegro, director for investment promotion and public affairs of the Mindanao Development Authority, said with the ILP scheme, malls and other establishments will run their embedded generators on peak hours to lessen the demand, which could save the grid up to 150 megawatts (MW). Ocampo explained after the consultation that the power supply under the ILP is available only within franchised areas,

unlike in the IMEM where the supply will be available within the system grid. “This will help solve the power crisis in Mindanao,” she said, noting that under IMEM, all generation capacities in the island will be synchronized into the system with the excess power in other regions supplying the deficiency in other areas. The IMEM will be a venue "for transparency, efficiency and reliability of all available power supply" in Mindanao, Ocampo said. Ocampo said that they expect “a hundred percent cooperation” from all stakeholders, that was why public consultations had been conducted. The public consultation here was the third and last. The first two were held in Zamboanga City last April 4 and Cagayan de Oro City last April 10. The IMEM will have a dayahead market and will compensate embedded generators and voluntary load customers through a price determination methodology and cost recovery methodology approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission, the IMEM primer said. The start of registration of IMEM members will be on June 3, while the start of trial operations will be on August 26, based on the IMEM timeline. Ocampo said the IMEM will serve as a transition to the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao, and “will help im-

that this isn’t a medical mission. Hindi sila pupunta dito dahil lang may makukuha silang libreng gamot,” she said. She stressed that medicines are just temporary compared to the lessons that they get from the whole experience. “It is something they can have for a lifetime. They an pass it on to their children. For Mirim Zafe, president of the barangay health workers (BHW) in Obando, the entire health caravan is a holistic approach to embracing health and preparing for the future. “Makikita dito sa LBK ang lahat ng aspeto ng kaulusugan ng bawat myembro ng pamilya. Mula sa pagbubuntis hanggang sa panganganak,” she said. She added that it is the aim of the health caravan to give sufficient and comprehensive information about health. Calumpit Vice Mayor Zacarias Candelaria during the program challenged families to start embracing health and taking care of their children. “Ang maunlad na pamayanan ay mayroong malulusog na mamamayan, iyan ang layunin ng LBK at Bulacan,” he said. Congresswoman Marivic

Alvarado of the First District of Bulacan thanked the DOH for bringing the LBK in Calumpit. “Mapalad ang lalawigan ng Bulacan dahil narating tayo ng programang ito. Tuwang tuwa po ako dahil pangpahaba ng buhay hindi lamang ng babae o lalaki kundi pati na ng mga kabataan. Ito ay simula lamang, kami ay handang maglingkod sa inyo,” she said. In said resettlement area, pressing issues are now being addressed by the local government, such as lack of health facilities to accommodate clients, reluctant mothers seeking consultation in health centers, unmotivated parents, and negative health seeking behavior through privatepublic partnership. “The health caravan which has the bus, is just an instrument. We want Filipinos to embrace health and take care of themselves now and beyond LBK,” said Health Secretary Enrique Ona. Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan is an initiative of the Department of Health through the National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP). The Probe Media Foundation,

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that BLAS JR. GALOPE ASUMBRADO has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “JUNIOR” to “BLAS JR.” in the birth certificate of JUNIOR ASUMBRADO who was born on JAN. 6, 1950 at Poblacion, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are BLAS ASUMBRADO and RAYMUNDA GALOPE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 19 April 2013. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 8 & 15, 2013

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from page 1 hydropower plants, the major sources of electricity in Mindanao. The twin-engine plane made four sorties—each trip carrying 18 sacks of vacuum salt—since the operations started last Wednesday, said Leilane Naga, in-charge of the cloud seeding operations of the Department of Agriculture. “We have seeded the cumulus clouds over Lake Lanao since Wednesday. each bag of vacuum salt weighs 25 kilos,” Naga said. Naga said the cloud seeding operations have already yielded positive results, citing the rain recorded over Marawi City on the night of their first sortie last Wednesday. She said the cloud seeding operations will also include the Pulangi River in Bukidnon province, adding the cloud seeding operations may last for 45 days. Cloud seeding is a form of intentional weather modification that entails a plane to dispense hygroscopic materials, such as salt, over cumulus clouds to produce rain. The National Power Corporation (Napocor) was scheduled to evaluate the results of the cloud seeding operations this weekend (Friday). Romeo Montenegro, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) director for investment promotion and public affairs, said they requested the Agriculture department to start cloud seeding operations after noting hat the water level in Lake Lanao has gone down to near critical level because of the hot summer. Montenegro said data from the Napocor showed that the water level of ake Lanao on Thursday was at 7.19 meters, which is close to the critical level of 6.98 meters. “We do not want the water to reach the critical level. That is the reason we have requested the Department of Agriculture to start seeding the clouds,” Montenegro said. The Ag us and Pu langi hydropower plants produce 53 percent of electricity in Mindanao, parts of which is suffering from daily rotational brownouts. In hard-hit areas like the cities of General Santos and Zamboanga, outages last up to eight hours daily. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)

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from page 1 Toril, Davao City, which is expected to go on stream in 2015. Under the contract, Therma South will supply the Cotelco P-Palma Area with five MW once the power plant is completed. Felix Canja, general manager of Cotelco P-Palma Area, and Rodolfo Cabiles Jr., board president of Cotelco, led the ESA signing, which took place inside the main Cotelco headquarters in Matalam town, at around 11 a.m. Friday. Benedict Salvador, area manager for Mindanao of Aboitiz Power Corp, represented the company. Therma South is a whollyowned subsidiary of AboitizPower, one of the largest power generation companies in the country. Canja said that Cotelco P-Palma Area, which serves at least 30,000 consumers, is getting just 3.8 MW from

the National Power Corp. this April, below the area’s peak power demand of 10 to 11 MW. “We’re short of six to seven MW, which translates to eight to nine hours of brownouts daily,” he said. The P-Palma Area covers the towns of Pigcawayan, Pikit, Aleosan, Libungan, Midsayap, and Alamada. The Cotelco-Main, which covers 11 towns and this city, had signed an ESA with Therma South in December 2012. Canja said the ESA with Therma South would address the worsening power situation in the P-Palma Area once the coal plant starts operation expectedly in June 2015. Canja said they welcome the criticisms from the power consumers as a result of the long brownouts the cooperative has been experiencing since February. “This is not, of course, our fault. We are just buying power from the source. Since there is not enough supply of power, we were given only part of the electricity being generated,” said Canja. The co-op is hopeful the energy crisis would be reduced once AboitizPower and the other power players completed the construction of their power plants in 2015. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)

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from page 1 violator," Tinitira nila bottom line more on personal, wala kase silang makitang blemish (sa akin). " His political opponents treated JVE Estrada as threat to their political ambitions, JV added. “Ang mensahe ko lang sa mga nag-o-operate laban sa akin na kung mag number three ako, wala akong balak mag Presidente o kaya Bise Presidente . Hindi ako ambisyoso , hindi ako tulad nila" Estrada expressed high morale and confidence that he can make it in the coming May 13 Elections based on the warm receptions accorded him in all places where he conducted campaign sorties. JVEE was in Ozamiz City before he went to Dipolog City and Dapitan City.

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from page 1 Jaafar said wind power, as an alternative to fossil fuels, is plentiful, renewable, widely distributed, clean, produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation and uses little land. Jaafar cited the Bangui Windmills in Ilocos Norte that was constructed in 2005, which now provides 40 percent of the power requirement of the province. Jaafar said the P2 billionwind power project of 48 megawatts in Oriental Mindoro, which was funded by the Italian government, is the largest renewable (RE) energy project in the country. It can lower the electrical consumption to as low as P6.50 per kilowatt in the province. “The measure is in line with the government’s effort at reducing the country’s dependence on imported energy, with the end in view of increasing energy self-sufficiency,” Jaafar said. The bill mandates the Department of Energy (DOE) to construct windmill power generation projects in the Mindanao. The DOE in consultation with the other concerned

agencies shall determine the feasibility study, including the detailed engineering design, site evaluation, and other necessary requirements. Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form of energy, such as using wind turbines to make electrical power, windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for water pumping or drainage, or sails to propel shills.

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Panels now is to have the Annexes finally agreed in May; consolidate the FAB and the Annexes to be signed as the Comprehensive Agreement in June; then do its best to prevent more delays in the accomplishment of the remaining stages of the FAB roadmap. (Patricio P. Diaz/ MindaNews)

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from page 1 kung pagawa (We will decide if we will craft a) pastoral letter along those lines but not necessarily about “Team Patay, Team Buhay.” Magiyahan ang mga tao kung kinsa ila botohon (To guide the people whom to vote),” said the bishop. At the porch of the San Ramon Nonato chapel here, two tarpaulins have been posted bearing the names of senatorial candidates and party-list groups, divided into two sets: Pabor sa Kinabuhi (in favor of life) and Kontra sa Kinabuhi (against life). The list refers to candidates who are pro- and anti-reproductive health (RH) law. The pro-RH law list or more popularly known as Team Patay are senatorial candidates Juan Edgardo Angara, Francis Escudero, Loren Legarda, Alan Peter Cayetano, Risa HontiverosBaraquel, Teddy Casiño and Jack Enrile, including party-list groups Gabriela, Bayan Muna, Akbayan and Anak Pawis. Joseph Victor Ejercito-Estrada, Antonio Trillanes, Gregorio Honasan, Mitos Magsaysay, Koko Pimentel and Cynthia Villar are on the Team Buhay list or the anti-RH law. The bottom of the tarpaulins contains the sentence: “My vote is not for sale.” Dela Cruz said the diocese has no official stand yet on the list, but added that the placing of the posters is an initiative of local lay workers. Fr. Jun Lapas, parish priest here, told MindaNews that the poster drive was the initiative of local church workers, noting that they have already placed the same posters in three other chapels. Lapas said they have not yet identified the local candidates who should belong to either the Pabor sa Kinabuhi and Kontra sa Kinabuhi lists. (Keith Bacongco / Mindanews)

from page 7 the BBL draft into an organic law; and for the BBL, the organic law, to be ratified in a plebiscite and promulgated. Roughly, January to June 30, 2013 should have been for the drafting of BBL; July 2013 to June 2014, the First Session of the 16th Congress, for the enactment of the BBL; and July to December 2014, the ratification and promulgation of BBL. This is the preliminary part of the transition period. But the drafting has already been set back by six months, granting that the Comprehensive Agreement can be signed by June 2013 – if not, deeper trouble. Now, the critical questions: Can the Transcom draft the BBL in six months, July to December 2013? Can the Congress enact the BBL in law in six months, January to June 2014? If not, delays will chain-react to more delays. What will happen is not difficult to foresee. If it will take Transcom more than six months to draft the BBL, that will push back for so long the submission of the draft to the 16th Congress. If it will take the Congress longer than the second half the First Session and the first half the Second Session to enact the BBL, that will push back farther the ratification and promulgation; ultimately the transition proper for the establishment of Bangsamoro will be drastically shortened. GPH Panel Chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer was quoted in the OPAPP report, “GPH aims for peace agreement based on solid foundation”, as saying: First, “… the Aquino administration wants an agreement based on a ‘solid foundation that will withstand the scrutiny of the skeptics, the misgivings of the unconvinced, the cynicism of the critical’.” Second, “[O]ur President, this government panel, our from page 7 government, are not the type bishop Oscar Cruz, Kontra who will promise the moon, Daya’s Fr. Jose Dizon, among the sun, and the stars, only o others filed a petition to leave you later in the dark or disqualify Akbayan on the to your own resources when grounds that it is already a the going gets even tougher.” ‘party in power’. It would be In brief, Bangsamoro will be hard to believe that Akbayan established on a solid founda- is underrepresented given the fact that its leaders are holding tion. But with the failure to key positions in the cabinet. agree on the Annexes already Aquino and Comelec canshrinking the time frame of not fool the people. The disthe roadmap by six months and qualification of Kabataan and the grim possibility of more Piston only means that he is delays to ultimately shrink afraid of the growing number the transition proper to one of Filipino people critical of year or less, how solid will the his administration. foundation of Bangsamoro be? Furthermore, disqualifying The structure, mechanics and Kabataan and Piston means modalities of the Bangsamoro that he is not open to engage government will be provided the issues of these two sectors in the BBL. However, unless in the congressional arena. these are established properly, Truly, this political harassment they will not provide a solid requires militant action that the foundation for Bangsamoro. Filipino people, especially the Can this be done within a youth, should not think twice shrunken transition period? to engage. Time is essential to proper (For reference: Cherry Orendain, Regional Spokesperson, establishment. Transition is very criti- Anakbayan) cal. For that reason, MILF originally proposed a one-year pre-transition and a six-year from page 8 the power situation in the island transition proper. The critical task of the until new power generation ca-

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pacities will be added to the grid by 2015.” The PEMC, which was directed by the DOE to develop and implement the IMEM, operates the WESM in Luzon and Visayas. (Lorie Ann Cascaro/ MindaNews)

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from page 2 “Aquinos only become President when there’s a crisis,” he said when asked if he was eyeing the presidency. “And I don’t want another crisis to happen in our country.” Bam articulated his positions on various issues and answered questions directly. No to Charter change On the proposed lifting of economic restrictions in the Constitution: “I don’t think we should have Charter change. We are just experiencing some level of stability now. We don’t want to jeopardize that by having a potentially disruptive process.” On the reproductive health (RH) bill: “I am for RH bill not because I see it as the answer to our development problems but because I believe couples should be able to decide on family planning on their own.” Will the LP bankroll his campaign? “Honest ly, we haven’t talked about that.” Is Kris Aquino going to enter politics, too? “Kris is not planning to run for any position.” Will you sing and dance during the campaign? “I will lose votes if I do.” Hapinoy According to Bam, all national issues are youth issues—employment, health, environment and even agriculture. His work with Hapinoy was his proof that poverty alleviation through social enterprise could be done, he said, adding that he would continue to be involved in the program whatever the outcome of his Senate bid might be. Bam said his biggest obstacle in his election bid was, “I am a new face,” which he quickly corrected to “I am a newcomer,” when his uncanny resemblance to his uncle Ninoy Aquino was pointed out. He even portrayed Ninoy in the documentary “The Last Journey of Ninoy.” Told that he was too young and there might be more talented and innovative possible candidates who should be fielded, he replied, “Then by all means, let talented and innovative people engage in politics.” BAM: BIDA ANG MAMAMAYAN

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from page 6 dynasties, but not to outrightly prohibit it in its various provisions---something that it could have done right away, if the intention of its framers was really to stop political dynasties altogether. What is more, even the Bible is filled with stories of God’s people whose children and descendants succeeded their parents and other ascendants in ruling their country or in managing the affairs of their government. In fact, among the Israelites, only the children of the kings succeeded as kings and rulers, and nobody raised a hoot about it. Among many of these kings, God was even the One who anointed and installed them. -oooEDUCATING OUR PEOPLE ON WHO WILL SERVE WELL: What should be done, instead, if we really desire a

change in our political set-up, is to educate our people on how to choose a politician who will perform well, regardless of his family relationships. Right now, what we need are politicians who will really serve and not to be served, who will not steal the people’s money, who will be capable of doing their jobs. Do we still have these politicians today? I really don’t know. But then, paraphrasing what the Bible said in 1 John 4:1-3, we must endeavor to test every candidate to see if the Spirit of God is in them. How would we know if the Spirit of God is inside a candidate? Well, let us see if the candidate behaves, thinks, acts and speaks, according to the Word of God. That should be easy enough to find out. Let us also see if, among the candidate’s political agenda, there is something for God, either by introducing Him more strongly to the people, or ensuring that holiness and spirituality and righteousness are not only preached but thoroughly practiced by him and his family. EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF A PARCEL OF LAND OF LATE CARMELO ARANAS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CARMELO ARANAS, who died at Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province on April 16, 1970 leaving a certain parcel of land, embraced under Original Certificate of Title Nos. P-13694 and P-13695, bearing Tax Declaration Nos. G-016046 & 20950, denominated as Lot Nos. 4390 & 6185, containing an area of 31,872 SQUARE METERS is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION OF A PARCEL OF LAND OF LATE CARMELO ARANAS, made executed and entered into by and between; HRS. OF CARMEN A. REYES, represented by CARMENCITA A. DE MESA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Cavite City, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF ADELIA ARANAS FERNANDEZ, represented by LYDIA F. IYOG, of legal age, Filipino citizen, widow and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF FILOMENO ARANAS represented by AMELIA VDA. DE ARANAS, of legal age, Filipino citizen, widow and a resident of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; AGAPITO B. ARANAS SR., of legal age, Filipino citizen, widower and a resident of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF VICENTE B. ARANAS SR., represented by VIOLA A. AVISADO, of legal age, Filipino citizen, widow and a resident of Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF GILBERTO B. ARANAS, represented by VIRGILIO A. ARANAS, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; RODULFO M. BOLLOZOS, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as HEIR; TERESITA A. ERMITA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; RAMON B. ARANAS SR., of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin Province, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF PAZ A. APEPE, represented by JAY A. APEPE, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Ramon Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur, herein referred to as HEIR; HRS. OF RODULFO B. ARANAS, represented by EDGAR ARANAS, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married and a resident of Alviola Compound, Butuan City, herein referred to as HEIR; as per Doc. No. 363; Page No. 70; Book No. 61; Series of 2006, under Notary Public of ATTY. VITO M. CARRILLO. MDN: APRIL 15, 22 & 29, 2013



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