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Oro crime rate dips by 52 in Q1 VOL. 2, No. 272

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CAGAYAN de Oro C i t y – – A s e n i or police official in Northern Mindanao on Friday said the crime rate in the city plunged by at least 52 cases in the first three months compared to last year. Supt. Ronnie Francis M. Cariaga, head of the information office of the Regional Police Office in Northern in Mindanao, said the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (Cocpo) recorded 598 cases from January to March this year. Cariaga, based on the See crime/p.10

PCIJ report, dismal effort to undermine JV’s ‘high ratings’ THE Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), on April 5, came up with a story entitled “Manny Villar, JV Ejercito linked to offshore accounts” to which San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada retorted as a manipulation by some quarters to discredit his good standing in several recent surveys for the May 2013 elections. JV Ejercito Estrada raised questions on the suspicious See ratings/p.10

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POLICE MATTERS. Supt. Ronnie Francis M. Cariaga, chief of the Regional Public Information of the Police Regional Office 10, gives an update on how the policemen in Northern Mindanao address the problems on the reported rise of criminality in Cagayan de Oro and its preparation for the midterm elections during the just-held News Conference held at the BWM Media Center in Abellanosa Street on Friday morning. Photo by Rolando Sudaia

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THE government should use the pork barrel funds to finance the proposed Magna Carta for the Poor instead of giving it to lawmakers, a church official said. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo said the millions of poor Filipinos need a measure that would provide them shelter, livelihood, education and health services. He said the government money should be handled by concerned agencies of

the government to provide the important needs of the people, and not by lawmakers. “If they are going to utilize it properly, it will really help the poor and not coursed it through the hands of legislators because that is not their job,” said Pabillo, head of the church’s National Secretariat for Social Action. President Benigno Aquino earlier vetoed the See poor/p.10

7 Pinoys await death in Malaysia MALAYSIA has filed terrorism charges against seven Filipinos accused of aiding or supporting a rag-tag army of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram in Sabah where the group is battling security forces. It said seven Filipinos, whose ages are 20 to 63, could face the death penalty if found guilty. A police corporal in Sabah was also charged for not disclosing information about the “terrorist acts” in Lahad Datu town and he could be jailed for seven years if proven guilty by the court. Five of those charged were accused of waging war against the Yang di-Pertuan Agong or the King of Malaysia whose position is now being held by Tuanku Abdul Halim. They were also accused of joining a terrorist group. The two other Filipinos are facing charges of recruiting and harboring terrorists or participating in terrorism Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram III meets with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma, CBCP President. Photo Roy Lagarde

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Affordable alternatives to expensive modular gensets sought By MIKE BAÑOS Editor-at-large

A COALITION of power consumers in Mindanao is urging local governments, organized business and people’s organizations to take up the cudgels for consumers who would have no choice but to pay higher power

rates under the national government’s program to provide soft loans to power cooperatives for modular diesel generators. “There are in fact many things that Mindanao power stakeholders can do in response to the government’s attempt to blackmail Mindanao consumers into accept-

ing diesel-fueled modular gen-sets at a cost of 18 pesos per kilowatt hour,” said David A. Tauli, spokesman of the Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers. “The Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO), Mindanao LGUs, Chambers of Commerce, and Mind-

anao NG0O’s could initiate the petitions,” said Tauli. The measures listed by Mr. Tauli include the operation of the Iligan Diesel Power Plant (IDPP) under the same terms and conditions as the 2010 power crisis, when it was operated by Napocor/PSALM and only charged consumers for

fuel and other consumables; petitioning the government to transfer to Mindanao the three 32-MW power barges in Iloilo, to be operated by NPC-Mindanao to supply power to Mindanao consumers. “These would enable NPC-Mindanao/PSALM to supply the present shortfall

in their contracts with their customers in Mindanao, due to the lack of power from their hydropower plants,” Mr. Tauli said. “The rates for the supply from these emergency sources of power should be the same rates NPC-PSALM is now charging, but the Mindanao See gensets/p.10

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Suspect in robberies and killings known By CRIS DIAZ, Associate Editor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY –Police on Friday believed that the suspected “serial killer” responsible for a series of hold up and killings of victims in this seaport capital of North Mindanao had been known, City Mayor Vicente Emano said Saturday.

He said that the city’s police department has traced the gun used in the killings of, at least, seven hold-up victims in separate incidents here since last year to a suspect arrested few days ago in a raid in his house in the Macabalan port area here. Emano said that Sonny Simburio, 32, tried to shoot it out with the raiding police team but was beaten to the draw resulting in the seizure of his firearm – a Korean made 9 mm Daewo pistol. Simburio and an unidentified companion were the object of the raid after police received reports that the suspect was peddling an illegal drug in the port area here. Aside from the gun, police also confiscated sachets filled with “white substance” believed to be “shabu,” (methamphetamine), an

addictive drug listed as an illegal drug. Simburio’s unidentified companion escape using the motorcycle believed they used in the commission of crimes here. Police sent the firearms to the PNP Crime Laboratory in Manila for a ballistic examination which turned out to be the same gun used in the killing of seven hold up victims in Cagayan de Oro City, Emano added. He said the ballistic examination was made possible after investigators gathered the weapon’s slugs and cartridges that were left at the crime scene. Emano said that the gun was believed the same weapon used in the killing of hold up victims involving a sales lady, a couple, a lady nurse, a collector, a woman trader, and a money changer which took place here in separate incidents. Emano said that political opponents used the incidents to scoff at his administration and the local police for failing to solve

Turnover of Instrument and Costumes Department of Tourism-10 Regional Director Catalino Chan turns over to Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez the banduria and the landap or malong at Centrio Mall. Cong. Rodriguez was able to get P2.5 million from the DOT for the purchase of 30 musical instruments for rondalla like the banduria, laud, octavina, kulintang and gong, and the Subanon costumes and the landap. All these things will be used for the scholars of Cong. Rodriguez for the arts. Lapasan East City Central School serves as the base for rondalla for the elementary pupils, Cagayan de Oro City High School for the high school students and for the dance troupe will be in MUST for the college.

those crimes. “I hope that the identification and possible solution of those unsolved criminal acts would put to rest the

issue that the police and my administration have not done anything to go after criminals here,” Emano said. CD

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Tago RIC Finds Hope in DA’s SELAP

“Start out small and make it big”. This was the main point of the message of Department of Agriculture Caraga’s OIC Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza to the Unidos Rural Improvement Club during their project held last March 20, 2013 at Tago, Surigao del Sur. Unidos RIC is a recipient of a livelihood program from the DA’s Support to Emergency and Livelihood Assistance Program (SELAP). SELAP is a special project of the Department of Agriculture which is designed to cater the needs of the poorest and marginalized sectors in Mindanao. The program which started in 2005 is now on its second phase. According to their organization president Gina Ebon during an interview, it was because of the availability of resources / raw materials as well as their knowledge in preparing the said products that the Unidos RIC of Tago chose to have a “Balutan at Bibingkahan”project. Before the project started in Unidos, Tago, Surigao del Sur early this month,

DA Caraga OIC Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza (front row, second from right) and DA SELAP Focal Person Jessica S. Daan lead the cutting of ribbon during the turn over of the “Balutan and Bibingkahan” project of the Unidos RIC under DA’s SELAP.

the said RIC underwent an expository tour to various “balut” and “bibingka” business establishments in Davao City to gain additional knowledge about it. The total project cost amou nte d to arou nd P334,000 with P300,000 coming from DA while the P34,000 is the PO’s counterpart. Ms. Ebon said they started operating last March 12 and added that the people’s reception of their product has been good. So far, they have been earning an average of P1,000 per day. Dir. Mabeza further

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encouraged the members of the Unidos RIC to work hard and make their project progressive and sustainable so they help not just themselves but the community as well. On the other hand, Ms. Ebon said that despite the challenges they went through they are optimistic about the project as it is envisioned to help in uplifting their lives. She said that before, most of them do not have jobs and just rely on their husbands but now they already have their own income. (vpsanchez, rafid 13)

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Penson, political dynasty emancipator -- Analysts By CHENG ORDOÑEZ

Senatorial candidate Ricardo Lagdameo Penson (Independent) is, perhaps, the only senatorial candidate who has planned to resign even before he sits in the Senate if he fails to pass a law that will ban dynasty from continuing in Philippine politics, where 70 percent of the Philippine Congress is dynastic, according to a study by the Asian Institute of Management revealed. With this, political analysts describe Penson as Filipinos’ “political dynasty emancipator.” The 60-year-old Penson criticized political dynasty, saying it is “all over the place and eat up the maturity of political parties, as well as on the progress of our provinces.” Penson said “political dynasty is desecrating the will of the people. The mere fact that the Constitution provides for a term limit, political dynasties try to bypass and go around the legal option of term limit by placing their wives or their children in their places.” He cited Article 2, Section 26 of the 1987 Constitution, which provides that, the State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public services, and prohibits political dynasties as may be defined by law. While the law discourages political dynasties, he explained that the provision cited is not self-executory. “It needs an implementing law before it can be in ef-

fect,” he added. To put emphasis to his advocacy against dynasty, Penson, a businessman and social activist known for his stance against traditional politicians, launched Krusada Kontra Dynasty, calling senatorial candidates for the May midterm elections to resign from their office should they fail to enact a law prohibiting political dynasties. So far, five candidates have reportedly signed the pact. Fourteen of the 33 senatorial candidates belong to political dynasties. Penson said the petition will test the political will of the executive branch, if it is truly siding with the people. The senatorial candidates identified with traces of political dynasties are Hapinoy Founder Bam Aquino, former Reps. Cynthia Villar and Tingting Cojuangco; Reps. Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, Jack Enrile and Mitos Magsaysay; Senate minority leader Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Francis Escudero, former Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Richard Gordon and Ernie Maceda; Nancy Binay, and Mayor Edward Hagedorn. A study entitled, “An Empirical Analysis of Political Dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress,” as reported by a regional newspaper, said political dynasties dominate the major political parties, and are usually located in povertystricken regions. “Political dynasties tend to be wealthier than nondynasties. They also win elections by much larger margins compared to nondynasties,” the study states. Penson’s dynasty-eman-

cipation advocacy may just give him a seat in the Senate, even as it makes him a credible senatorial candidate with a valid mission and solid vision to bring to the Senate, political observers said. Penson described the various survey results for the Senate race as mere “mind-conditioning.” “I cannot accept as substantial sampling when you have a sample of 1,200 to 1,800, supposedly across the nation, but with about 52 million registered voters,” he said. The result of the survey should only be for a political party’s or candidate’s own consumption so they can do whatever strategies required to up themselves, he said. The survey becomes mind-conditioning when a party or candidate who commissioned to do it publicizes the result when it is supposedly for the consumption of the political party or of the candidate who commissioned it for their own political strategy. To him, mind-conditioning is an example of cheating.

Business enterprises As businessman, Penson believes that it is not enough to have two or three conglomerates operating in the country with a population of nearly 100 million. “It is high time that we manufacture complete products. The government must make a complete inventory by all regions and identify where we are good at, either in minerals, natural resources, or raw materials, so we can complete an inter-region arrangement,” he explained. According to him, our country has turned into the biggest importer of finished products and exporter of raw materials.

“We do not produce anything anymore, except for being the biggest importer of finished products and exporter of raw materials,” he said. Penson has vowed to look into the financing and securities laws to “correct whatever mistake committed in the past.” Penson criticized the banking system’s lending procedure of asking small business entrepreneurs to show P5 in order to get a loan for P2. “This is not the way to do it,” he said, much more with the top local banks lending out 60 percent of their portfolio only to the top 100 corporations. “There is something wrong,” he said.

OFWs’ empowering An alumnus of San Beda College with a degree in Marketing, Penson also attended the University of Cincinnati and University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He is the president and chief executive officer of Ausphil Tollways Corporation, proponent of the North Luzon East Expressway Tollway project, and owns the Stallion Football Club, a football club in the United Football League. His success in the business sector makes him believe that job creation for returning overseas Filipino workers is necessary instead of the government efforts to promote contract workers abroad. Penson is set to be in San Pablo, Laguna (April 9); Ozamis City (April 10); Iligan City and Marawi City in southern Philippines 9April 11) and Iloilo City in Western Visayas (April 13) then in Lopez and Tayabas in Quezon Province (April 14). On April 21, Penson is scheduled to be in Santiago City in Isabela and on April 28 in Legazpi City in Albay.


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ONE of those difficult cases to sometimes give a very definitive diagnosis is that which we call as the Small Round Cell Tumors. They get their name from the way they look under the microscope. There are even instances when special tests like imuno-histochemical studies need to be performed on the specimen, just to be able to give the classification of the tumor. A tumor can either be a carcinoma or a sarcoma, depending on their cell of origin. People are more aware of the former than the latter, thus, we get to have more information on the Big C. Sarcomas may not be as common as carcinomas, but, they are in existence and are as real as

Health In Focus Dr. Mary Jean Loreche the Big C’s. A sarcoma can either affect the bones or soft tissues. I want to limit this article on the soft tissues ( reserving another time for that of the bones ). A soft tissue sarcoma can develop from the fat, muscles, blood vessels, deep skin tissues, and even the nerves. It is more commonly seen to affect the extremities, like the arms, legs, feet and hands. Just like

its counterpart the Big C, Sarcomas can also be benign or malignant. Sarcomas, though of various types, in general, share the same characteristics, produce almost similar symptoms, with nearly similar treatment modalities. When the mass or lesion is still small, it may be seen as a lump and is often not given much attention. There are instances when, one is alerted only

with the presence of pain or swelling, which, again is taken for granted. It is when the size is big or gets bigger, and the surrounding organs are pressed that a patient then seeks consultation. Diagnosing the disease will definitely require a thorough medical history taking and physical examination. In most instances, there is no known cause and there are types of sarcoma that are hereditary and belong to a spectrum of diseases. Imaging studies like X Ray, CT Scan and MRI are very useful in localizing as well as in monitoring the progression or spread of the sarcoma. But, the most important tool in arriving at the diagnosis is a biopsy, soft | page 7

Police unmasked killer of robbery victims n Emano commends Mijares and local police FINALLY, the police appeared to have identified the principal suspect in the killing of robbery victims in Cagayan de Oro City. For months, the city government and the local police have been object of criticism for its failure to address the series of robbery related killings here. Cris Diaz The suspect, kills his prey in cold blood. At least, seven unsolved killings of robbery victims in this trading capital of Northern Mindanao, shocked the business community and the ordinary citizenry. Everyone thinks that no person in his sound mind would snap the life of a person out of few dozens of pennies. However, the suspect cuts plain housewives, struggling professionals, business persons, money changer, and couples in a bid to hide the trail of blood left by his demonic acts. Perhaps, “a dead man tells no tale,” was the suspects favourite crime adage. No, such criminal philosophy does not hold water at all. The local law enforcers proved that the time honoured crime doctrine that “crime does not pay” remains impeccable. Once again, the long arms of the law catch the fugitive along the path of its flight last week. On Friday, law enforcers claimed that the gun used in the killing of the seven robbery victims was traced to the gun seized in the possession of the suspect. The gun, a Korean made 9 mm of Daewoo made, showed the same weapon used in the shooting to death of the robbery victims in Cagayan de Oro in the past months.

Police seized the firearm in the possession of a certain Sonny Simburio of the Macabalan Port area here. Police Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares texted this corner saying that the police officers arrested Simburio in a raid in a hideout in Macabalan on March 24, 2013. Aside from the 9mm pistol, police also recovered one magazine with 10 live ammunitions of the pistol and a sachet of white substance believed to be an illegal “shabu” (Methampethamine) drug. Simburio’s unidentified accomplice escaped the police dragnet and is now an object of a manhunt. Mijares said it took 10-day to prove that the slugs and cartridges of a pistol recovered in a crime scene cross match with that of the 9 mm pistol seized in the possession of the suspect. He said the gun was transported to the PNP Crime Lab in Camp Crame for examination. Simburio would face criminal charges on top of the other involving illegal possession of firearms, violation of the anti-drug law, homicide, and robbery cases, Mijares said. Certainly, Simburio would rot in jail since the court would not grant him bail. Even though letting Simburio rot in jail could not comfort the grieving relatives and the children orphaned by his criminal adventurism. If the police heaved a sigh of relief with Simburio’s arrest, City Mayor Vicente Emano was happier than ever. After being criticized of his administration’s incapability to address the growing unsolved crimes in the city, the arrest of Simburio proved Emano’s political detractors wrong. “Now that case involving the killing of robbery victims in the city is closed, expect the political opponents to open another floodgates of concocted accusations to advance a political propaganda of deceitful and coercion,” Emano said. React crisguardian@yahoo.com

Other partylist cases unresolved by SC

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind…” (Numbers 23:19, the Holy Bible). -oooPOLICEMEN-KIDNAPPERS ALREADY EXISTED LONG AGO: So, what else is new about policemen and other law enforcement authorities being the kidnappers themselves? When I was a very young police reporter in the late 1970s, two school children---siblings at that---were kidnapped by policemen from the then Metropolitan Police Force in Northern Metro Manila. I don’t remember now what happened to that case, but it is clear that nothing has changed. Most of our criminals are still policemen and law enforcers.

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio Why is this happening? There are a lot of reasons: continuing low pay, greed, and lack of fear and love of God. My take is that, unless we address the lack of fear and love of God among many policemen, they will continue being lawbreakers and criminal coddlers. -oooHOT CLIMATE OUT TO KILL MANY: Quirino Province on Saturday, April 06, 2013, registered the hottest temperature which has hit the country so far---40.1

degrees centigrade. But even that temperature reading is lower than the 42 degrees centigrade which scorched Metro Manila on the same day, the weather bureau said. And, Filipinos have not seen the end of this hot weather yet. Hotter days are still to come. Again and again, I will repeat: this phenomenon was prophesied by the Bible to happen. In its Deuteronomy 28:15 and 22-23, the Bible is saying that a very hot climate, where the sky

will be like a burner burning above and the soil getting as hard as iron because of the heat, and dust raining down from the skies, will surely come, and is meant to kill many. Why is this happening? The Bible says it is because people are no longer listening to God (meaning, no longer reading the Bible and no longer taking the Word of God seriously), and are no longer obeying His commands. Since Numbers 23:19 of the Bible says that God does not lie, then His Word, the Bible, is not also lying when it said the curse of a hot climate will come and destroy a lot of people. -oooOTHER PARTY LIST CASES STILL UNRESOLVED BY SC: cases | page 7


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mas, but, then again, doing what needs to be done, with from page 6 the ultimate goal of giving which can be done these patients quality life, through a needle aspira- is indeed a choice and an tion, tru cut or an open option. biopsy. Once the sample is submitted for processing and reading, a diagnosis is from page 6 then given out and treatThose contesting the ment options discussed. In Supreme Court decision sarcomas, treatment usually liberalizing the rules involves surgical removal of on the accreditation of the mass. At times, ampuparty list groups must tating an arm or a leg can be life saving. I have this ponder on this: eleven particular patient, who was justices voted for the diagnosed with PNET ( liberalized rules. If at all, Primitive Neuroectodermal that could only mean a Tumor), which is a highly unanimity of perception malignant tumor. She was among learned jurists only 16 at that time and it and experts on the law, started as a swelling on her not to mention those right foot. The parents, de- who studied the various spite the advise to amputate petitions that were filed the affected area, refused to with the high court on do so. And, it was kind of the issue, that the new sad that, after 2 years from guidelines will benefit the time of diagnosis, that the party list system this sweet and beautiful girl more. Or, could it be said died from multiple organ failure: the tumor spread to that the eleven justices the pelvic area, the kidneys decided wrongly and were really only angling and liver. Limb saving, wherein to allow the rich and the a wider resection that will powerful, and so are not include the negative mar- really marginalized and gins, is a better option for underrepresented, to most patients. This , in enter the House of Repmany instances ,is combined resentatives and serve as with Chemotherapy and congressmen? Whatever radiation. The importance it is, that decision seems of an open communica- to have skipped some tion between the attending other party list groups doctor, the patient and the which similarly sought family members once again Supreme Court intervencannot be over-emphasized. tion after their petitions Survival rate may still be for accreditation were low for most of the Sarco- denied by the Commis-

sion on Elections. I mean, why did not the decision released Friday, April 05, 2013, already include these other party list groups, still numbering about 90, when, very clearly, the Supreme Court could have already included them in that decision? Is the Supreme Court unwilling to tackle the cases of these remaining party list groups, or is it going to release a second decision? -oooREJECT CANDIDATES VIOLATING POSTERS LAW: I am making an appeal to Filipino voters nationwide: let us all reject all candidates who have been posting their campaign materials just above anywhere, in an effort to attract attention. Fact is, these candidates have already shown themselves unfit to be elected, because even while they are still just campaigning, they are already violating existing election laws. I shudder to think what other laws they will break if they get elected. So, I say: reject them! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@gmail. com.

“First of all, the public must be informed that it was me, p ers ona l ly, who endorsed my niece Janella, to become part of our local party slate. Papaano yon mangyayari na isinama ko sa aming partido tapos hindi ko kakausapin?” “May mga litrato at video na makaka-pagpatunay na tinanggap ko ng mainit ang aking pamangkin, simula sa nomination process sa loob ng Partido Magdiwang hanggang sa kasalakuyang kampanyang halalan. I hope Janella, Senator Jinggoy’s daughter, will shed light on this, because I have proof that I never snubbed her.” “At sana naman, si Senador Jinggoy, bago maniwala sa mga kathang-isip ng mga political operators sa media, ay magtanong na din muna, kung hindi nya gusto na direkta sa akin, ay sa mga taong andun mismo sa proclamation rally sa San Juan tulad ng aming ama na si Pangulong Erap na andun mismo.” “Honestly, I am getting tired of this so-called Jinggoy-JV rivalry. Naniniwala po akong walang namamagitang alitan sa pagitan namin ni Senador Jinggoy. At sana maintindihan ng lahat kung bakit hindi rin kami masyadong close na magkapatid.”

sa ako ang kumakandidato sa ngayon, pasensya na po, pero hindi kayo magtatagumpay. Naniniwala akong matalino ang mga Pilipino, na mauunawaan ang lahat ng ito.

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San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada’s statement on media report about the so-called snub incident between him and Janella “Kung sino man ang pilit na gustong palabasing may problema kami ni Senador Jinggoy, na pilit na pinapalabas na palaging ako ang “kontrabida” at “pasaway” dahil

Viloria loses crown to younger Mexican fighter in split decision THE Hawaiian Punch Brian Viloria on Sunday failed to defend his World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Association title belts after Mexican Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada scored a split decision on their 12-round bout in front of Thai and Filipino crowd at Cotai Arena of the Venetian Casino and Resort in Macau. The fight was dubbed as “Rambulan sa Macau” where Viloria suffered his fourth defeat after coming from a six fight winning streak with 32 wins and 19 knockouts while Estrada improves his record with now 23-2 and 17 KOs. From the opening rounds, both fighters came out very sluggish connecting combinations

after combinations. The Filipino champion immediately aimed for the Mexican opponent’s head and tagged the latter with a left hook in the middle of the first round. But El Gallo came in very well with body punch combinations. The challenger received boos from the crowd after consistently hitting the champion below the belt but Viloria, having the heart of a true champion, didn’t mind the illegal blows and continued to bring the fight to Estrada. It was only on the 9th round when the referee came in and warned Viloria’s opponent for low blows. Also, it was at the beginning of the 9th round when the 22-year old challenger let the 32-year old

champion felt their age difference. Viloria started getting out punch by the younger Estrada until the end of the bout leaving the decision in the hands of the judges. Judge Levi Martinez from New Mexico, USA scored the bout 115-113 for the champion, Judge Michael Pernick of Florida, USA marked the fight 116-111 in favor of the challenger and Judge Francisco Martinez of New Zealand scored 117-111 for Estrada. On the other fights, two Filipino undercards Dodie Penalosa and Milan Melindo destroyed their Thai opponents both via KO in 4th round, while another Filipino, David Penalosa, won against another Thai boxer. PNA

Residents of barangay Bayabas crowd around Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Rep. Benjo A. Benaldo as he campaigns for his re-election as congressman in the May 2013 mid-term elections. Benaldo is facing three other candidates for the congressional post of the city’s first district. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

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Brgy. Upper Katungal represents R12 in National Lupong Tagapamayapa Awards 2013 TACURONG CITY - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII had chosen Brgy. Upper Katungal, Tacurong City, as regional entry for the 2013 National Lupong Tagpamayapa Incentives and Awards (LTIA)-Component City Category. LT IA R e g i on a l Evaluation C ommittee conducted a site evaluation in Brgy. Upper Katungal Lupong Tagapamayapa (LT) Office on March 21, 2013. Its profile, accomplishments, and innovations were presented by Brgy. Chair Hernane Fermo. Fermo noted that LT’s members are wellrespected in the community. “Dahil nirerespeto sila ng mga tao, mas madali para sa LT ang pagsasaayos ng mga hidwaan sa barangay. Nakikinig sila sa amin,” said Fermo during the

evaluation. LT members, being purok leaders, are able to settle cases in the purok level thus lessening the number of cases filed in the Barangay LP. For 2012, 90.91% of the cases filed in the barangay were settled; zero cases were repudiated; and 100% nonoccurrence of settled cases. Upper Katungal vied with two other barangays of C ot abato City and Koronadal City for the said award. "Brgy. Upper Katungal really worked hard, not only for this

award but to help the city maintain peace and order in the community," said Alberto P. Sero, Tacurong City local government operations officer. SP Committee Chair on Peace and Order Rodrigo Jamorabon, representing LGU-Tacurong during the evaluation, also expressed his confidence on the Upper Katungal-LT. "This barangay is smaller than other barangays but they have proven how a small community can significantly contribute to the fulfillment of the city's

objectives," said Councilor Jamorabon. M e a n w h i l e , B r g y. Katangawan of General Santos City will represent

Region 12 for the LTIAHighly Urbanized City C a t e g o r y, a n d B r g y. Poblacion of Polomolok, South Cotabato will be

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in their area. There should be no letdown in the campaign to get rid of potential breeding areas for the mosquitoes, he said. “Search and destroy remains our major strategy against dengue,” Dr. Dagang said. S e ek i ng i m me d i ate medical attention when experiencing more than two days of fever should also be a prime concern, he added. Meanwhile, DOH 12 emphasized adherence to

the ABKD strategy. ABKD refers to Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue, an inter-agency strategy pertaining to intensified campaign against dengue outbreak. It i nv o l v e s a m o n g others, massive cleanup drives in villages, conduct of information drive on dengue as well as use of ovicidal/ lar vicidal (OL) traps, mobilization of barangay health teams, monitoring of health situations, and allocation of support fund. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12/ASF)

Dengue cases in Soccsksargen Region up by 156% By Danilo E. Doguiles

KORONADAL CITY -Soccsksargen Region has recorded 1,528 dengue cases in the first quarter of 2013, according to a report released yesterday by the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (RESU) of the Department of Health (DOH) – 12. Some 669 or 41 percent of the victims are children 10 years old and below. Jenelyn Ellie Ventura, he a lt h e duc at ion and promotion officer of DOH 12, said the figure as of March 30 is 156 percent

higher compared to the number of cases recorded in the same period last year. Same report indicated that the mosquito-borne disease have already resulted in death of 10 persons this year, double the number of deaths recorded from January 1 to March 30, 2012. Five of these deaths were reported from General Santos City, three from North Cotabato, and two from Sultan Kudarat province. Sharp increase in dengue cases was reported in South

Cotabato where at least 550 dengue patients have been reported, a 709 percent rise from the meager 68 cases last year. Most of these cases, according to a report from South Cotabato Integrated Provincial Health Office were reported from Koronadal City and the towns of Tupi and Polomolok. General Santos City reported 438 dengue cases while Sarangani and Sultan Kudarat provinces had 170 and 87 cases, respectively. Cotabato City recorded 84

cases. In the entire region, only North Cotabato reported a decrease of number of cases from 306 in the first quarter of 2012 to 199 this year. In March, health officials in General Santos City and Kidapawan City has already ordered fumigation in areas where dengue cases have been accounted. Dr. Salvecio Dagang, technical chief of the South Cotabato IPHO, emphasized that communities play important role in controlling the spread of the viral disease

GUIBONE LAW OFFICE Madronero-Puti-an Building, Across PNP HQ, Camp Rodriguez, Libertad, Butuan City (8600) Telephone # 815-4173 DEMAND LETTER February 25, 2013 TO : SIMPLICIA LAZAGA P-3 Brgy. Libertad, Butuan City Greetings! I am writing in behalf of our client GLICERIA C. CLOMA of Brgy. Doongan, Butuan City. This is in relation with your obligation to pay the sum of SIXTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 60,000.00) excluding the interest as provided in the executed REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE you entered with our client GLICERIA C. CLOMA dated November 18, 2009, involving a lot covered under Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-24009 measuring an area of THREE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY ONE (3,331), more or less that she now demands you to pay within five (5) days upon receipt hereof; Provided that there would be failure on your part comply to your obligation, our client GLICERIA C. CLOMA shall exercise her right under this Contract of Mortgage to foreclose the Above Property subject to this contract. We trust that a favorable response to this demand letter be given to settle your obligation and to promptly act on it within a period of five (5) days upon receipt. Fail not, though with regrets we will be constrained to seek appropriate remedy before the courts of law. Any ltigation expenses, Attorney’s fees and pernalties shall be chargeable against you. Consider this letter as our last and final demand. Hoping this letter will merit your most preferential attention to avoid the shame and inconvenience of court litigation. Respectfully yours, (SGD.) ATTY. JOSE B. GUIBONE Counsel

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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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timing of the story, saying it “is highly suspicious considering the on-going electoral campaign of which I am one of the leading contenders among the UNA senatorial candidates.” He added saying: “It makes me recall the sad memories of 2001 when I was accused of owning a house inside the posh Forbes Park, which actually was owned by relatives of the Sultan of Brunei, and false accusations of other supposed business assets that did not belong to me.” JV Ejercito Estrada said he has held high respect to the PCIJ as an institution. “I hope that you will not allow yourself to fall into the manipulative efforts of desperate people involved in dirty politics.” He stood firm saying that he has truthfully and accurately declared all his assets, liabilities, and net worth in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN) since 2001 when he became Mayor of San Juan and up to the present as a member of the House of Representatives. JV Ejercito is an awardee of the prestigious TEN OUTSTANDING YOUNG MEN (TOYM) of the Philippines.

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consumers could pay full-cost recovery rates, which should be around nine pesos per kWh or less.” The IDPP is now undergoing rehabilitation by the Mapalad Power Corporation of the Alcantara Energy Development Corp. which recently bought back the plant from the Iligan City Government and is expected to be operational starting next month. Other measures reiterated by the coalition is petitioning government to immediately start the Balo-i plains flood control project to allow the capacity of upstream Agus plants to increase by up to 100 MW, within one year or so from start of construction. For the long term, Mr. Tauli said local governments should submit applications to the DOE for the development of small and large hydropower plants, in their respective territories that have been determined to be the least-cost hydropower plants in those areas. “LGU’s should apply for and own the hydropower plants to be constructed in partnership with the private sector to keep the generation rates low because of the lower internal rates of return (IRR) projected by LGUs compared to the private sector,” Mr. Tauli noted. When LGUs undertake the development of hydro plants, the permitting process should take a shorter time to approve compared to the private sector, say

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one year vs. three or more years. It would take longer, though, to arrange for ODA or other soft loans to finance the projects, he added. Among the hydro projects identified by the coalition are the 68-MW Tagoloan 2 in Bukidnon, 175-MW Uguiaban on the Cagayan River, Agus 3 (225 MW) in Lanao del Norte, Mainit hydro (25 MW) in Agusan del Norte, Maganoy No. 5 hydro (300 MW) on the Agusan River, Tandik and other small hydro plants (total of 15 MW) in the Compostela Valley, and the Dapitan small hydro plants (10 MW total) in Zamboanga Norte. There remain many other economically viable small hydropower plants all over Mindanao, he added. Another option would be for electric cooperatives and LGUs to petition the ERC for higher feed-in tariff rates for solar PV of around PhP 16 per kWh as originally determined by National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) to be viable during the FIT hearings last year. “There is a potential for 100 MW or more of solar PV plants throughout Mindanao,” Mr. Tauli said. The proposal of the DOE to deploy modular gen-sets will be used to justify the higher FIT for solar PV. The diesel gen-sets will cost PhP 18 per kWh with a rate impact of PhP 4 per kWh compared to solar PV at PhP16 pesos/kWh, which will only have a rate impact of less than five centavos per kWh because of the operation of the FIT mechanism. Earlier, Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño hit the DOE in a press statement for “blackmailing” the people of Mindanao into accepting artificially high power rates in order to solve the power crisis. “While we acknowledge the supply shortage, what is clear is that the problem was caused by government’s flawed policy of abandoning the power sector to the hands of private corporations. If only government had rehabilitated the Agus and Pulangui power plants earlier and not wait for the plants to be privatized first, then Mindanao will not be in such a fix,” Mr. Casiño said. “It would simply be wrong for the government to force consumers to bear the cost of government neglect. It would be more logical for the government to follow the recommendations of the Mindanao Summit last year. Aside from immediately rehabilitating the hydropower plants in Mindanao, government should tap solar power and other renewable energy sources to augment existing supply,” Casiño said. “The Energy Secretary said their ‘solution’ will raise the cost of electricity in Mindanao from P6.20 to P10 per kilowatt hour, arguing that it is still lower than the P12 per kWh rate in Metro Manila. But some

renewable energy sources are capable of matching this rate,” he said. Last year, the Energy Regulatory Commission approved FIT rates of P9.68 per kWh for solar, P8.53 per kWh for wind, P6.63 per kWh for biomass, and P5.90 per kWh for hydropower projects. Mr. Casiño is the author of House Bill 5405 (One Million Solar Roofs Act) which provides for incentives and financing to encourage the use of solar energy by ordinary electricity consumers like residences, offices and small to medium business establishments. “With government harnessing the solar resources of the country and providing for incentives for massive deployment of solar energy systems, the prospects of attaining energy independence from oil companies and significantly lowering electricity prices in the medium-term are realizable. Power crises then like in Mindanao would be a thing of the past,” ended Casiño. The DOE projects Mindanao’s power demand to grow at an annual rate of 4.56 percent from 2011 to 2030. Demand is projected to exceed existing generation capacity by 2014 unless additional power generation capacity is installed.

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which carries a maximum 20 to 30 years in jail if they are convicted. Malaysia has charged a total of 16 people with terrorism-related acts in connection with the intrusion of Sultan Jamalul’s men in Lahad Datu in February. He said his brother Raja Muda Agbimuddin and about 200 loyal followers to exert historical claims over Sabah and demand recognition from Kuala Lumpur, which tagged the group as terrorists. The deadly standoff resulted in the deaths of at least 66 people on the side of Sultan Jamalul and 10 on Malaysia; and over 400 people had been arrested in suspicion of supporting or aiding the group of Raja Muda Agbimuddin. The fighting forced thousands of Filipinos to flee Sabah and returned to the southern Philippines. Sabah or North Borneo was ceded to the Sultan of Sulu by the Sultan of Brunei for helping quell a rebellion in the 17th century. But Malaysia annexed the oilrich state following a referendum in 1963, although it continues to pay an annual “cession” money amounting to P77,000 to the Sultanate of Sulu. A report from the Mindanao Examiner

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proposed Magna Carta for the poor, saying that the government does not have the money to implement it. Under the measure, the government is mandated to

ensure five basic rights for every Filipino: food, education, shelter, employment, and health services. Aquino said the budget required in the bill is way beyond the capability of the government to address the basic needs of the people. The President, for instance, cited the provision on shelter, which is around five million social housing units and would cost roughly P2.32 trillion. “The government said it has no money but they are giving out hefty pork barrel funds to lawmakers,” Pabillo said. Pork barrel, formally known in the Philippines as the Priority Development Assistance Fund, is money taken from the national budget that funds projects of senators or congressmen. A lawmaker is entitled to P70 million in PDAF every year and a member of the Senate, P200 million. Many bishops have been calling on the government to abolish the pork barrel fund, which according to them, have been one of the sources of corruption. (Roy Lagarde)

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as a provincial weekly newspaper. BusinessWeek Mindanao came off the press as an ambitious business newspaper whose primary objective then was survival. It is lamentable that most provincial newspapers had their beginnings aimed at an uncertain future. The parochial character of the community – both readers and business groups - is one of the reasons for the early demise of most community newspapers. BusinessWeek Mindanao was an exception. Armed with sheer guts, determination, and faith of the future, the young but visionary entrepreneur Dante Sudaria, the paper’s publisher, ventures along the dark alleys of newspaper publishing where “angels dare to tread.” In less than four years since BusinessWeek Mindanao was off the press on June 8, 2009, it gave birth to four other publications; the “Mindanao News Daily,” a daily newspaper, the “Mindanao Daily Star,” a bi-lingual daily newspaper, the lifestyle weekly “Cagayan de Oro Times” and the monthly “BWM Business Magazine.” In so short a time, there emerges the Sudaria Group of Publications, the mother company that now manages the growing weekly and daily newspapers that metamorphosed out of the then ambiguous BusinessWeek Mindanao newspaper. And today, BusinessWeek Mindanao accomplished another milestone in the community newspaper industry as it begins a new journey a notch higher. It begins to travel the rough road that “angels dare to tread.” It goes daily! Today, April 8, 2013, marks the day BusinessWeek

Mindanao has metamorphosed into a regional daily business newspaper to be known as “BusinessDaily”. The first of its kind among regional newspapers to accomplish such feat. From a purely weekly business newspaper, to triweekly, and now joining the becoming crowded daily newspaper industry. The Sudaria Group of Publications has definitely defied all odds in the publishing of a successful community daily newspaper in the country. Where the “J-School” believes that community newspapers have to undergo the birth pains before it could take a root of followers and subscribers, the Sudaria newspapers obliterated proven perceptions by trailblazing a new order in newspaper publishing. Of course, the success of community newspapers depends on the patronage of the business group and the political maturity of the readers. Obviously, Publisher Dante Sudaria’s faith of the people of Cagayan de Oro in particular and the patronage of the people in Mindanao in general has finally taken off. The birth of BusinessDaily demonstrates the enthusiasm of the people of Cagayan de Oro City and Mindanao to take another step toward an intelligent, enlightened, and informed readership. The road maybe rough and dreadful, but for the Sudaria Group of Publications, and all men behind it, every journey starts with a single step. And now we begin!

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report submitted to him, said Cocpo recorded at least 650 cases in the same months last year. Without giving comprehensive details, he said the 598 cases which the Cocpo recorded this year comprised both the crime against person and crime against property. While the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Region 10 is regularly received its monthly maintenance and other operational expenses (MOOE) from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in Region 10, the funding is not enough, Cariaga said as he cited the heads of the local government units for providing the needed support. He pointed out that mayors are providing policemen the needed support such as giving P1,500 allowance,

rice support, gasoline and even donate communication facilities––and office supplies. Lack of manpower Cariaga said the PNP does not have enough police officers to accurately respond to emergency cases. He explained that aside from fighting criminal elements, a police officer has other function such as to provide security to “important guests” and top government officials. Other policemen are assigned to do office works, said Cariaga in respond to the question why the police cannot be assigned to every barangay. 2013 midterm polls Cariaga, who was the guest of the just-held News Conference (NewsCon) organized by BWM Group of Publications held at the BWM Media Center in Abellanosa Street in Cagayan de Oro City, told reporters that the PNP regional office has not recorded any electionrelated violence as of 5th of April. This, he said, despite the presence of Red groups in the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Bukidnon, and Lanao del Norte. He, however, admitted that the PNP regional office 10 is closely watching the election activities in some towns in Misamis Occidental and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm). He also admitted that there areas considered as “hotspots” but refused to identify the place so as not to sow panic among the residents. Cariaga said an area is considered “hotspots” if it has the presence of armed groups, loose firearms, intense political rivalry, and the presence of Red group. He explained that mere verbal tussles among politicians are not considered an “intense political rivalry.” Comelec gun ban After the Commission on Elections (Comelec) enforced the 150-day gun ban that took effect from January 13 through June 12 this year, policemen from the PNP regional office 10 managed to confiscate 142 unlicensed firearms. Cariaga said Lanao del Norte posted the highest number of firearms seized with 68, followed by Misamis Oriental with 118. He s ai d p o l i c e m e n also seized 18 firearms in Cagayan de Oro City, 12 in Misamis Occidental, eight in Bukidnon, and six firearms in Iligan City.

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Last year, we honored Mindanao’s homegrown businesses... This year, let the Investors from outside the island who helped propel Mindanao’s economy for decades be recognized...thus,

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RATIONALE OF THE PROJECT - This is the 2nd Mindanao Business Leaders Awards, in a different category from the first one. The 1st Mindanao Business Leaders Awards was undertaken last year to give due recognition to the achievements of various Mindanao business leaders and entrepreneurs in various categories of homegrown corporate and individual business leadership achievements. - This year’s search is aimed at giving honor and recognition of excellent business leaders in the investors’s category. - BusinessWeek Mindanao as a forerunner of information on economic leadership and entrepreneurial achievements of non-Mindanaoan corporations and businessmen, deems it a part of its social responsibility to trumpet the achievements of these pillars of Mindanao’s economy, for others to emulate and thus propel an awareness for the business potential that Mindanao offers in every economic and business investment plan, whether small or great. -We are helping Mindanao achieve sustainable development of its economy through these humble efforts.

MISSION & VISION OF THE AWARDS - The holding of BWM Awards annually serves as catalyst to the ongoing efforts of business leaders and entrepreneurs who seek greater heights and strive for success in the noble mission of propelling Mindanao and its people towards full economic growth and sustainable development.

MECHANICS OF THE SEARCH: Duration of the Search Awards Night

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January 15, 2013 to May 15, 2013 June 1, 2013

Entry Requirements: 1. Individual and Company/Establishment nominations shall be accompanied with Nomination Forms available on-line at the Sponsors Website, offices of sponsors, or in the printed page of Businessweek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily issues or may be mailed, if requested, by the Awards Secretariat 2. Nominees or candidates in various categories shall be nominated by BusinessWeek Mindanao and Mindanao Daily Bureaus; individuals, organization or groups not employed by or connected to any of the nominated person or firm . 3. Nominations shall be accompanied by the ff documents which can be mailed, or emailed to the awards secretariat - MINDANAO BUSINESS LEADERS AWARDS 2013 Secretariat, Tanleh Bldg., Abellanosa St., Cagayan de Oro City,not later than May 15, 2013. 4. Brief Resume and History of the Nominee (Individual or Firm) - Photos (at least 3) ; Nomination Form ; Documentary evidence such as certificates, awards or citations

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