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ISAMIS ORIENTAL - Another health award was bagged by Opol, Misamis Oriental, when its Barangay Health Workers Federation was recognized yesterday by the Department of Health in Northern Mindanao for its Kalusugan Pangkalahatan program.

The Opol BHW Federation was adjudged first placer in the region by the DOH-10 in its performancebased incentives system of supporting barangay health workers. A plaque of recognition and a P500,000 prize were given to the recipient “in recognition for their excellent and commendable deeds with immeasurable sacrifice in improving the health of the community to attain the goals of Kalusugan Pangkalahatan.” “The barangay health workers of Opol are my pride,” Mayor Dexter B. Yasay said. “Despite their small honorarium they continue serving the communities to eliminate malnutrition,” he

said. There are about 11,000 households in Opol and the municipal government partners with different line agencies to deliver basic services. Yasay said the monetary award will be used by the barangay health workers for their welfare and capacity building training. He said Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano will extend assistance in training and provide equipment for their use. Opol, which belongs to the second congressional district of Misamis Oriental, was the only municipality Opol Mayor Dexter B. Yasay proudly shows the plaque of recognition and check for P5000,000 received from the in the province to receive Department of Health in Northern Mindanao as he congratulated the barangay health workers for winning the the award. award. Opol was the only municipality in Misamis Oriental recognized by the DOH on January 10 for its Kalusugan award | page 10

Pangkalahatan program. photo by gerry lee gorit

Benaldo launches milk feeding program for kids By GERRY LEE GORIT

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Some 340 children from four barangays of Cagayan de Oro City benefitted from a milk feeding program of Rep. Benjo A. Benaldo on

Friday afternoon. The children were accompanied by their parents as well as by their barangay chairmen who attended the launching of the program at the City Tourism Hall. “There is an urgent need

for this,” Benaldo said. For six months the congressman’s milk feeding program will benefit a total of more than 5,000 children from all 24 barangays of the

city’s first congressional district. “We have to save our children from malnutrition,” he said. feeding | page 10

Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Rep. Benjo A. Benaldo leads a milk feeding program at the City Tourism Hall on Friday afternoon. More than 340 children from four barangays were accompanied by their parents to the launching of the milk feeding program witnessed by National Dairy Authority regional manager Marilyn B. Mabale. photo by gerry lee gorit

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Normin Wood Processing continues decline following EO#23 First of two parts THE production of forestry and processed wood products in Northern Mindanao continues to decline following the national government’s continued inaction to issue specific guidelines for Executive Order 23. Data from the Department Environment and Natural Resources in Northern Mindanao (Region X) show saw log forest production in three (3) provinces dropped

and grow in order for us to continuously enjoy the valuable tangible benefits – fresh air, clean water, environment aesthetics – and to restore the flourishing wood industry decades back. We have to understand the

63 percent (%) from 9,464 cubic meters (cu.m.) in the second quarter 2011 to 3,537 cu.m. for the same period in 2012. Misamis Oriental had the biggest decline with 81 % attributed to the closure of wood processing plants due to the non-renewal of permits in compliance with Executive Order (EO) #23 issued in 2011. Issued on February 01, 2011, EO 23 declared a moratorium on the cutting

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When I could not write ...................................... she held my hand and write with me; When I could not read ...................................... she opened my book and read the “Henny Penny” with me; When I was wrong ...................................... in no harm she corrected me; When she urged me to do something ...................................... a soft voice she commanded me; When I was so naughty ...................................... she snubbed at me but later caressed me; When I was hungry ...................................... she opened her lunchbox for me; When somebody hurt me so much ...................................... she touched my bruise and comforted me; When I smelled so bad and looked so dirty ...................................... she never evaded me; When I was absent in her class ...................................... she went to my house and looked for me; When I had no paper and pencil ...................................... she had many to lend and give me; When I attended any contest ...................................... she was always there to beautify me; When I broke the glass on her table ...................................... she never asked payment from me; When I lost her money due to carelessness ...................................... she never got angry to me; When my dress had torn out and mother was not around .................... she stitched it for me; When I got the “baon” of my classmate ...................................... she never scolded nor spanked me; Now I am a teacher like her ...................................... the best time for me to give her, A worthy recognition ...................................... that only a hero could bear, Because she did everything so dare ...................................... just to shape me with her love and care; I cannot find words ...................................... which my heartfelt thanks could carry, I cannot find things ...................................... which I can take to her as a pay, So I made this poem so that ...................................... in my own little way I could say, Thank you TO ALL MY ELEMENTARY TEACHERS for teaching and loving me that way. Advertorial

noble intent of the law.” Private Tree Plantations In his acceptance speech, Mr. Plaza stressed federation members now exclusively source their raw materials of falcata, gmelina,

A mini sawmill better known hereabouts as “bansohan”.

and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the antiillegal logging task force. However it is Section 2, Sub Section 2.5 in particular which is responsible for the decline in production and exports in Region X which reads: “The DENR shall close and not allow to operate all sawmills, veneer plants and other wood processing plants who are unable to present proof of sustainable sources of legally cut logs for a period of at least five (5) years within one month from affectivity of EO 23.” During the January 10, 2011 induction of the new set of officers for 2013 of the Tree Planters and Wood Processors Federation, Inc., association president PruEXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased VICENTE LIM CHING, who died on December 25, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City. That during his lifetime the deceased was the owner of a certain Motor Vehicle more particularly described as follows: MAKE : ISUZU TYPE : SPORTIVO MT PLATE NO. : KGE214 ENGINE NO. : 4JA1328558 CHASSIS NO. : PABTBR54FB2061129 Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and executed in the City of Cagayan de Oro by and between the following, MERLINDA TAN CHING, DARRYL MERVIC T. CHING, DENMARK T. CHING and DESIREE MAE T. CHING, all of legal age, Filipinos and residents of Cagayan de Oro City, Heirs of the Late VICENTE LIM CHING. THAT FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the love and affection by the parties upon each other, all have agreed to WAIVE their rights over the vehicle in Favor of DARRYL MERVIC T. CHING. As per Doc. No. 266; Page No. 54; Book No. 70; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. QUINTILIANITO S. BABARIN, JR.

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dencio T. Plaza, Jr. disclosed that from 154 players in 2010 with an annual log requirement of 634,621 cu.m., the number of wood processing firms dropped 43 percent to only 87 as of August 31, 2011 with the log requirement volume dropping 42 percent to 365,243 cu. m.. “Hardest hit with closures were mini sawmills which declined 47% in number from 129 in 2010 to only 68 as of August 31, 2011 and in volume by 57% from 318,802.46 in 2010 to only 136,189.44 for the latter period,” Mr. Plaza said. “I understand your dilemma but I am bound by law to comply with the marching order of the President to implement EO 23 and enforce logging moratorium in natural and residual forests,” said DENR Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan in her keynote address. “I know the President and DENR Sec. Ramon Paje had conscientiously deliberated on whether to impose logging moratorium or not. They know this has a tremendous effect to our economy but our forests have to breathe

Despite his hectic schedule which includes provincial trips and business meetings, San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada says he never fails to check and regularly update his social media accounts through his Blackberry, iPhone, and iPad Mini. Ejercito Estrada is considered as one of the most active netizen-politicans in the Philippines today. He loves to connect with his 18,723 followers on Twitter. He also uses the micro-blogging service to see updates on breaking news, thoughts and opinions of media outfits, political leaders, family, and colleagues. The young lawmaker does the same with his Facebook account, where he posts his daily activities to update 5,159 friends on his personal account, and 61,257 friends on his Fan Page. "It is through social networking sites that I get the pulse of the people on certain issues. Twitter and Facebook are currently the fastest and most convenient ways to get in touch with the youth and Filipinos all in other parts of the world. Best of all, they are free," he said. Ejercito Estrada admits that he is hooked on social networking sites. "It's been my habit to check replies and posts as soon as I wake up, during my free time, when I'm traveling, and just before I go to sleep." Since most social networking accounts of public figures are manned by their staff, several of his Facebook friends find it hard to believe that he personally manages his own pages. "Many people doubt if I really do the posting on Facebook and Twitter. I do it myself because I like being hands-on. Also, after a day's hard work, it's therapeutic to share what you've done to the online community," said Ejercito Estrada. As a youth advocate, he said being an active netizen enables him to be up to date with the latest trends and other developments concerning young people. "Youth development is one of my advocacies as a public servant. So being able to interact with students on a daily basis through Twitter and Facebook allows me to identify their needs and help them," the solon said. On the role of social media in his campaign for the 2013 elections, Ejercito Estrada said he intends to share his legislative agenda to 30 million active Facebook users and 9.5 million active Twitter users in the Philippines. While some netizens use social networking sites as a venue to rant against politicians, he believes that the government must not be given the power to regulate the online activity of Filipinos. The young lawmaker noted that the Cybercrime Law contains provisions which practically permits the state to suppress freedom of speech and persecute its political foes.

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NPA rebels capture cop, soldier in ComValley By Al Jacinto

Ronald Gajo washes used flour sacks at the Sta. Ana wharf in Davao City on Thursday, 17 January 2013. Gajo sells the sacks for P5 each, which will be used as diapers. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Typhoon Pablo Victims to get P20million from House Speaker VICTIMS of super typhoon Pablo will be receiving additional relief assistance with the release of P20 million allocated from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. The Speaker asked for the allocation of funds from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) under the Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (CIDSS) of the Department of Social Services and Development (DSWD) in response to the alarming devastation caused by this super typhoon.

Statistics released by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has pegged the death toll from the typhoon at 1067; with 2666 injured 834 missing as of its last report dated December 25, 2012. Pablo, (with international name Bopha), has affected 30 provinces of regions Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao, Soccskargen and Caraga. Damage to property was estimated at P 36,949,230,987.07 which was broken down by the

report as: P7,565,044,810 in infrastructure damages, P36,949,230,987.07 in agriculture, and P2857,522,703 in damage to private property. Belmonte said these funds would be distributed “with priority to areas most hardly hit” by this disaster. In his letter of request last month, the Speaker assured the DBM that he “will closely coordinate with the DSWD as to the distribution per province once the fund has been released”. Notice of approval for release of these funds was received this week through a Special Allotment Release Order (SARO)

DAVAO CITY – Communist rebels have captured a government soldier and a policemen at a checkpoint in the southern Filipino province of Compostela Valley. Rigoberto Sanchez, a spokesman for the New People’s Army, said they are holding Private First Class Jesrel Colanggo and Senior Police Officer 1 Ruel Pasion. Both were intercepted and disarmed in the village of Mangloy in Laak town on Thursday. The two prisoners of war are being treated well, their safety is of primordial consideration, as the NPA abides the tenets of international humanitarian law,” Sanchez said in a statement sent to the Mindanao Examiner. He said the soldier is a member of the 60th Infantry Battalion which the NPA accused as behind the series of extrajudicial killings of innocent civilians in the province. “The 60th Infantry Battalion’s bloody record against the masses, included the summary execution of peasant Totong Mabinse, of the village of Datu in Laak town, and the forced recruitment and coercive surrender of peasants,” Sanchez said. The capture of the soldier and policeman came a day after security forces attacked an NPA team in the village of Binondo in nearby Davao Oriental’s Baganga town and sparking a fierce fight that left a still undetermined number of soldiers dead and wounded. Sanchez said government troops sealed entry and exit points in Davao Oriental and virtually choking the supply of humanitarian aid to victims of past typhoon, and it was also the reason why the NPA put up

checkpoints in selected areas in the provinces to ensure safe passage of civilians. Security officials or their spokesman did not give any statement about the capture of the soldier and policeman. The 10th Infantry Division and the Eastern Mindanao Command which has jurisdiction

to the area also did not give any statement and army officials did not return or ignored phone calls by journalists. The NPA, armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines, is fighting for decades now for the establishment of a separate state in the country. (Mindanao Examiner)

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DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late JACINTO G. BALATERO, who died intestate on the 28th day of January, 2008 at Molugan, El Salvador City, that the deceased at the time of his death left a parcel of land particularly described as follows to wit; TCT NO. T-49061 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 4958-C, Psd-10-045014 with a portion of Lot 4958, Cad. 237, Cag. Cad.), situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Mun. of El Salvador, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE in favor of FLAVIANA S. BALATERO, of legal age, widow, Filipino; DONN RAYMOND S. BALATERO, of legal age, married, Filipino and DIANA RIZZA S. BALATERO, of legal age, single, Filipino and both residents of Zone 1, Molugan, El Salvador City; herein-after referred to as the HEIR-VENDOR, that for and in consideration of the sum of TWENTY THOUSAND (P20,000.00) PESOS, Philippine currency, receipt in full is hereby acknowledge from the Vendee, JANNEX N. SANTOSIDAD, of legal age, single, Filipino and resident of #112 2nd Avenue Sta. Ana, Davao City, hereby CEDED, SOLD, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED to the aforementioned Vendee, as per Doc. No. 350; Page No. 70; Book No. 96; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late JACINTO G. BALATERO, who died intestate on the 28th day of January, 2008 at Molugan, El Salvador City, that the deceased at the time of his death left a parcel of land particularly described as follows to wit; TCT NO. T-48062 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 4958B, Psd-10-045014 with a portion of Lot 4958, Cad. 237, Cag. Cad.), situated in the Barrio of Molugan, Mun. of El Salvador, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY SIX (576) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE in favor of FLAVIANA S. BALATERO, of legal age, widow, Filipino; DONN RAYMOND S. BALATERO, of legal age, married, Filipino and DIANA RIZZA S. BALATERO, of legal age, single, Filipino and both residents of Zone 1, Molugan, El Salvador City; herein-after referred to as the HEIR-VENDOR, that for and in consideration of the sum of FIFTY THOUSAND (P50,000.00) PESOS, Philippine currency, receipt in full is hereby acknowledge from the Vendee, MA. LOURDES MARIEL N. SANTOSIDAD, of legal age, single, Filipino and resident of #112 2nd Avenue Sta. Ana, Davao City, hereby CEDED, SOLD, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED to the aforementioned Vendee, as per Doc. No. 351; Page No. 71; Book No. 96; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

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Ecofish project to launch in Surigao Norte By Arturo M. Cruje

SURIGAO del Norte - The Ecosystems Improved for Sustainable Fisheries (Ecofish) Project of the Philippine Government and the United States Government will be launched in the province this year, said Gov. Sol Matugas. The lady governor said the project seeks to address the complex problems of ecosystem degradation, fish stock depletion and poverty in the fishing communities. Based on records, fish production in the province is declining due to exces-

sive fishing, destruction of coral reefs and breeding grounds, and variations or changes in ocean conditions. This caused coastal communities to become marginalized and poor because of their dependence on catch from seas. Ecofish Project aims

to conserve biodiversity, enhance ecosystem productivity and restore the profitability of fisheries, which are also the concerns of the provincial government under the present administration. (SDR/ Arturo M. Cruje, PPDO/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)

NSO recruits personnel Wanted person arrested for upcoming census By PO3 Darlin Cabalinan-Migullas

SURIGAO Del Sur - The National Statistics Office (NSO) here, headed by Provincial Statistics Officer Ruel Dres, will undertake personnel recruitment and training in preparation for the 2012 C ensus of Ag ric u lture and Fisheri es (CAF) field operation this coming February 25. According to Mr. Dres, they will be hiring 529 personnel composed of 167 team super visors (TS) and 366 enumerators (ENs), including reserved ENs. Pre-selected TS will become participants of the third-level training along with the Regional and Provincial Agricultural Statistics Officers (RASO and PASO), Provincial Statistics Off icer (PSO), PO St af f, District Statistics Officers (DSOs), Statistical C o ordinat ion Of f icers (SCOs), and NSO contractual personnel. They will ser ve as trainers on the fourthlevel training where the participants are the hired ENs. The third-level training is scheduled on February 4 to 8. Likewise, those quali-

BUTUAN City - Personnel from the San Francisco Municipal Police Station have arrested a farmer, who has been wanted for charges of homicide. Arrested, Tuesday, was 54-year old Agusterio Pedroso Gomez, married, a resident of Purok-4, Brgy Pisaan, San Francisco, Agu-

san del Sur. Gomez was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Executive Judge Dante Luz N. Viacrusis of Branch 6, Patin-ay, Prosperidad town. A P40,000.00 bail bond has been recommended for the temporary release of the suspect.

Elements of the 131st Regional Public Safety Company and the Agusan del Sur Criminal Investigation and Detection Team have joined the operation against Gomez, who is now under the custody of San Francisco MPS for proper disposition. (DCM/MMG/ arjaysfelicilda)

BUTUAN CITY, - In an effort to strengthen the consciousness of the people of Butuan on the importance to protect our watersheds, the Sangguniang Panlungsod recently approved an ordinance that will make every third week of January as Watershed Consciousness Week. The SP Ordinance No. 4097-2013 principally authored by Vice Mayor Law Fortun, cited in its explanatory note that the purpose for the declaration is in cognizance of the city’s avowed policies concerning the commitment to protect, preserve and rehabilitate the watershed areas within Butuan. The week-long celebra-

tion will be dedicated towards the strengthening and reinforcement of watershed awareness projects, programs and activities of the city. According to Fortun who is a staunch advocate for the protection of the environment, it is but fitting that we increase the consciousness of every individual to protect our watersheds because this is our only source of potable water in the city. “The protection of our watersheds which has been threatened with man-made destruction is not only the sole responsibility of the government but an inherent responsibility of everybody,” Fortun said. Thus, he added, that all

the people should be involve in this effort for we are the ultimate beneficiary of this. This year’s Watershed Consciousness Week starts off with the formal launching of the Butuan City Watershed Code on January 24, 2013 at Guingona Park, this city. Other activities lined-up for the week-long celebration are the On the Spot Essay Writing Contest, Poster Making Contest and the 5th Caraga Parliamentary Debate Championship: Law Fortun Cup which will tackle relevant issues on environmental protection. (NCLM/ Junesther Jean S. Iway and Eldie David/LGU-BC/Vice Mayor’s Office/PIA-Agusan del Norte)

of the Butuan City Police Office for proper disposition, while a case for violation of RA 9287 (illegal numbers game) is being prepared for filing in court. In a separate operation at Purok 4, Sitio Bayobo, Brgy. Salvacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, January 16, police authorities have recovered various illegal gambling

paraphernalia, such as one bundle of bet stubs, two Bolantoy tips, two tally sheets, one ball pen and P160 bet money. Said items were left behind by a 50-year old “swertres” and “last-two” female collector, who evaded arrest upon seeing the approaching operating elements. (ZMP/ PSupt. Martin M. Gamba/ arjaysf )

Watershed Consciousness Week declared

fied applicants who passed the examination and interview will join the first and second batches of the fourth-level training on February 11 to 16 and February 18 to 23. Mr. Dres said those w h o are i nt e re s t e d t o ap p l y m ay v i s i t t h e i r re sp e c t ive L o c a l C iv i l Registrar’s Office for information on the qualifications and requirements of the applicants. The 2012 CAF execution is under Executive Order 352 which requires generation of data for decision-making of government and private sector.

The 2012 CAF aims to provide basic data for use in national as well as sub-national development planning. The CAF 2012 is the sixth census undertaken on a large scale, geared toward the collection and compilation of statistics on the nation's agriculture and fisheries sectors. Formal launching and press conference is on January 24, 2013, 10:00 a . m . at t he prov i nc i a l office here. (NGBT with reports from PSO Ruel Dres-NSO SDS/PIA Surigao del Sur/arjaysfelicilda)

Police nets ‘illegal gamblers’ By PO3 Zena Menioria Panaligan

BUTUAN City – Police authorities have collared a 39-year old alleged illegal gambling coordinator in Brgy. Diaz, San Francisco, Surigao del Norte, January 16, this year. Jessie B. Malaza, jobless, was caught in the act receiving P435 swertres bet in said barangay. The arresting team confiscated from

him several betting stubs, ballpen and the bet money in different denominations. Charges for violation of the anti-gambling law (Republic Act 9287) are being readied by the Surigao City Police Station against the him. Me anw h i l e, i n t he evening of January 17, a certain Guss Chua Osorio alias “Ontoy Tan”, 38

years old, married and a resident of P-4, Brgy. Bading, Butuan City was caught by the police while engaging in illegal numbers game, locally known as “swertres”. Confiscated from him were 11 swertres tally sheets; two pads of blank swertres ticket stubs; 24 fax copied swertres tally sheets; and one ball pen. In s ame op e r at i on

at G. Flores Ave., Brgy. Leon Kilat, personnel of the Butuan City Police Office have confiscated from the Abarico’s Store and Copra Buyer one fax machine; five filled-up suertres tally sheets; two ball pens; two calculators; and 36 pads of blank suertres ticket stubs. Chua and the conf iscated items are now under the custody


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Maguindanao holds rice harvest festival By Perlita D. Changco

COTABATO City - Rice researchers and farmers in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) are delighted with the bountiful harvest of the Philippine longgrain aromatic rice planted in a three-hectare ricefield in North Upi, Maguindanao. The introduction and exp eriment on the viability and adaptability of this kind of rice or better known in India as Basmati rice is part of government efforts toward rice sufficiency under the Agri Pinoy program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). According to Dhigs Abdullah, chief of Agricultural Information Division of the Department of Agriculture in

Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAFARMM), three varieties of the aromatic rice such as the PAR 370, PAR 385, and CLS-1 have been planted in a three-hectare techno demo farm of the Upi Agricultural School (UAS), North Upi, Maguindanao. The undertaking was initiated by the ARMM Integrated Agricultural Research Center (ARMMIARC) in coordination with DA-Maguindanao

Research Outreach Station and UAS, Abdullah said. During the harvest festival held on Thursday, at 20-kilo seedlings per hectare, Abdullah noted a high yield of the CLS-1 variety at 5.93 tons per hectare followed by PAR 370 with 4.70 tons/ha, while they have yet to receive a report on the yield of PAR 385 as harvest was set Jan 13. PAR 370 variety is due for harvest in 112 days

VETERANS EXHIBIT – Koronadal City Mayor Peter B. Miguel (center) and Miguel Angelo Villa-Real, VP for corporate communications of Veterans Bank, lead the ribbon cutting ceremony at the opening of the Veterans Exhibit at Koronadal City Hall Lobby on January 10, 2012. The photo exhibit that depicts the experiences and struggles of Filipino soldiers in times of war, was part of the 13th Hinugyaw Festival of the city. (RTLacibal/SJDuerme-PIA 12/asf)

Koronadal launches invitational climb

KORONADAL City - As the city launches its first invitational climb, around 150 individuals from all over Mindanao have plunged into the two-day actionpacked Siok Extreme Eco Adventure, January 5 and 6 this year.\ The event was part of the weeklong celebration of the 73rd Foundation Anniversary and 13th Hinugyaw Festival of the city. The adventure was a rare treat for the participating mountaineers, as they experienced a combination of mountain trekking, river crossing, rock climbing, and rappelling along Quezon Mountain Range that left even veteran mountaineers short of breath. Along the arduous and challenging trails were several waterfalls, each unique in its own way, that lured everyone to bathe in its fresh and cool water and wash away the day’s hurdle. Halfway, reaching the camping site at the peak of the mountain at about sunset, the partici-

while CLS-1 matures in 113 days from planting day. UAS assistant research and extension technical person Marlon Garrigues said, that production cost amounting to P30, 000 per hectare was spent for 14-14 fertilizer, urea, and vermicast for the three varieties while net income for CLS-1 alone was estimated at P62, 000 based on the prevailing price of P15.50 per kilo of palay. Abdullah said the DA,

through the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), continues to strengthen research program initiatives aimed at boosting the agricultural sector particularly the rice farming communities. Considering the encouraging results, demo farms on the Philippine long-grain aromatic rice will be replicated in many areas with suitable climatic condition similar that of North Upi, Abdullah said. Me anw h i l e, A R M M

Executive Secretary Anwar Malang who represented OIC-Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman during the harvest festival urged residents to submit priority needs for assistance and has likewise local agriculture officials to prepare a Master Development Plan to include construction of training centers and upgrading of necessary facilities for funding allocation. (PBC-PIA Cotabato City/RAFID-ARMM/ arjaysfelicilda)

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BEST TECHNICAL APPLICATION AWARD pants were welcomed by the scenic view of the city lights on the first day and woke up in awe to a beautiful sunrise the next day. The two-day adventure did not end without the usual mountaineer’s fellowship where the “survivors” were further treated to a night of fun and entertainment as they danced to the live reggae music of Kuerdas Band under the heavy rain at the City Hall Grounds. Moreover, almost everyone took home various outdoor stuff as raffle prizes. Exciting, challenging, thrilling and real extreme — these

were the words mostly used by the participants in the evaluation. Suggestions on how to improve the activity, particularly on how to protect and preserve the natural environment along the trail and to enhance the safety of the participants, also poured in. The feedback will be considered as inputs in the coming up of a Tourism Development Plan for Siok after the area was declared as an Eco-Tourism Destination in the city in October last year. (Koronadal web/ arjaysfelicilda)

during the Misamis Oriental Division Schools Press Conference held on October 25 and 26, 2012 at Opol National Secondary Technical School. She trained at BusinessWeek Mindanao Media Center, Cagayan de Oro City, under the directorship of Mr. Joe del Puerto Felicilda, with all out support from her School Journalism Advisers Cristina B. Quinit, Mherlyn D. Agluba, Bernadette S. Katada and Jinky A. Macario; and parents Jerwin and Azela Marie Jabla.

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THINK a minute. Guiseppe’s Papa came from a family of fishermen. In fact, for 300 years the men in his family had been fishermen in the country of Sicily. His Papa eventually moved to San Francisco where he continued their fishing business. Eventually they had 9 children. All the boys from the time they could walk helped Papa on his fishing boat. All the sons, except Guiseppe! Guiseppe simply could not go because he got so terribly seasick. His stomach just could not take the motion of the boat, or the strong smell of fish. But even when his dad saw how sick Guiseppe got on the boat, he did not accept it. He always told his son Guiseppe that he was good-

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst for-nothing. Guiseppe was very hurt by his father always criticizing and putting him down. But he still tried his best to help his family in some way. So as a young boy he went out on the streets and worked every job he could find to bring money back to his father. But instead of his Papa being proud of his hard-working son, he kept telling Guiseppe he was lazy and good-for-nothing. Finally, Guiseppe just

gave up on ever pleasing his dad. He got involved in sports and discovered that he was a very talented, natural athlete, especially in baseball. In fact, he became the most successful son in his whole family. That young boy whom his Papa had always called good-fornothing, became one of the greatest professional baseball players in history. You may have even heard of Guiseppe by his American name, Guiseppe…Joe…

DiMaggio. You see, Guiseppe Joe Dimaggio refused to believe all the bad things his dad said about him. He never stopped trying until he finally found his special abilities. So even if your own family has told you that you’ll never be successful and that you’re good-for-nothing, don’t believe them. Just forgive them and know that your heavenly Father created you for great things. You CAN become successful and reach your full potential. Just ask Jesus Christ to take control of your life every day, and He’ll help you to forgive and forget the past hurts, so you can move on to become all He made you to be. Just Think a Minute.

The police in Comelec checkpoints

THE guidelines of R es olut ion No. 9588 of the Commissions on Elections (Comelec) is very clear. Under Section 8 (b) – ‘As long as the vehicle is neither searched nor its occupant/s subjected to a body search and the inspection of the vehicle is merely limited to a visual search.’ This means that personnel at the Comelec checkpoint exercise only Cris Diaz ‘visual search.’ In other words, it is improper to ask questions such as demanding ORs or CRs of vehicles. Unless, the occupants showed (C) ‘nervousness or uneasiness’, personnel manning Comelec checkpoints should not hold a person for questioning. A section of the Comelec resolution stipulates that ‘any search at any Comelec checkpoint must be made only by members of the unit designated to operate the same. It should be done in a manner, which will impose minimum inconvenience upon the person or persons so searched, to the end civil, political and human rights of the person/s are not violated. As a rule, a valid search must be authorized by a search warrant duly issued by an appropriate authority. Even the exception to rule cited under Section 8 did not say that the person or persons operating the Comelec checkpoint should demand presentation

of ORs or CRs of vehicle otherwise it would violate the essence of ‘visual search’ principle. We are bringing this matter for discussion because of complaints that the Comelec checkpoints have been subject of abuse by some men in uniform. With the Atimonan incident in Quezon province where a ‘police checkpoint’ moved 13 occupants of vehicles to death, it is not surprising that the public are nervous seeing police checkpoints anywhere – that includes Cagayan de Oro City, too. Some even took notice that police operating Comelec checkpoints in Cagayan de Oro City are young and, perhaps, ignorant of the provisions of the Comelec resolution on checkpoints. Section 7, of the Comelec resolution that a briefing should be conducted by a senior police officer or commander of the checkpoint to make sure that the ‘rights’ of the citizens are protected. In addition, the person or persons operating the checkpoint should conduct do things with reasonableness. Section 2 also provides that there should only ‘one’ Comelec checkpoint in any city or municipality whose location is well lit and with a prescribed ‘sign board’ duly approved by an election officer in the area. Unless the town or city is listed as ‘priority area’ (hot spot), the PNP’s regional director could assign one or more checkpoints in coordination with election officials in the area. React crisguardian@yahoo.com

Pinoys always in harm’s way abroad

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The Lord will send on you curses, confusion and rebuke in everything you put your hand to, until you are destroyed and come to sudden ruin because of the evil you have done in forsaking him…” (Deuteronomy 28:20, the Holy Bible). -oooPINOYS ABROAD WILL ALWAYS BE IN HARM’S WAY: As long as Filipinos continue working abroad, the possibility that they will become victims of hostagetaking incidents, abuses, and even violent deaths, will always be present, considering the highly volatile situation obtaining in many countries nowadays. To many of them, however, these possibilities and volatile situations will never deter or stop them from seeking foreign em-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio ployment. The reason? There is simply no job for them in the Philippines. Too often, the reasoning is that, if they are in the Philippines, they will die just the same because they will have no food to eat and no money to spend, since they cannot land any gainful employment here. Consequently, for many of them, it would be better to gamble their lives away abroad, where they can at least earn decent money for themselves and their

relatives back home. So what is the remedy in all these? The answer is simple, and should not be difficult to fathom, even for a two-bit politician or a lowly government official: provide work or employment in the country that will make our countrymen and their relatives survive here, and no one will ever be interested to go abroad anymore. -oooFOREIGN EMPLOYMENT NOT JUST A MAT-

TER OF ECONOMICS: Be that as it may, sending our sons and daughters abroad to find work would appear to me not just a matter of lack of jobs in the land where they were born. It is not just a matter of economics, if we are to read the Bible. Seeking employment in foreign soils appears to be merely some kind of an “effect”, or of something that afflicted our people in the past, according to the Bible. What is this “something that afflicted our people in the past” that is causing our children to be sent abroad? Let us read the Bible and see what it says about this, and perhaps compel ourselves to think in a manner that is radically different from the usual way we approach problems of this nature. abroad | page 10


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DCNHS: A gift of hope By ELAINE P. TENEDERO Teacher I Don Carlos National High School Sinangguyan, DonCarlos, Bukidnon YEARS before 2003, the land where DCNHS stands now was a mere land bearing no hope for a bright future of the young who crave for education which is less expensive until the time came when strong-spirited and civic-minded officials with boldness worked incessantly for the opening

of a high school. At the thought of having a school soon, a light of hope began to glitter in the minds of those who long to see a learning institution in the land covered by sugarcane. For the people who had longed, the single structure for formal education that emerged in 2003 was like a priceless gem that showed a different kind of spark. Don Carlos National High School started only with one two-room structure occupied by two first year classes but as time moved on the population seemed to rise dramatically each year that more and more

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buildings have been erected until recently. More and more young people from the nearby barangays belonging to the municipality of Don Carlos and even from the barangays of the Municipality of Maramag have come and studied from year one until year four. In the unfolding of time, with the able leadership of the past and present school heads, with the unwavering support of the parents, students, government and nongovernment organizations and benevolent private individuals and with the diligence of teachers in implementing the school goals and projects, a dramatic physical improvement is a sight to behold with awe today in this school. An effort to improve academically is something continuously undertaken by the administration and teaching staff of DCNHS. In March 2013, another batch of graduates shall leave and bring with them the hope which DCNHS had endowed them as a gift. Advertorial

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Hello! Have a nice day! I feel so good today because I walked from home to school to comply the fifteen minute walked exercise. Along the way, I met a little wearing a school uniform carrying a school bag in his back. I threw many questions to him but no answer came out from his mouth. In his silence while walking, I kept on talking to him. I kept on telling him a joke. But not even a single word I heard from him. Minutes after, raindrops begun to fall. I walked fast and he too. When the raindrops became a real rain, the little boy quickly run and shouted “Dagan Ma’am” which means I have to run too. I run with him keeping the joy in my heart because I realized that his concern to me is more than his shyness. He really listened and absorbed what I said along the way. I treasure that moment with him but until now I never know his name. Advertorial Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid Republic of the Philippines Province of Misamis Oriental MUNICIPALITY OF INITAO INVITATION TO PRE-QUALIFY AND TO BID FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF MATERIALS FOR BARANGAY WATERWORKS SYSTEM CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION 1. The Municipality of Initao, Province of Misamis Oriental, through Development Fund approved by the Sangguniang Bayan intends to apply the sum of Two Million Nine Hundred Ninety Nine Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Four Pesos (Php 2,999,334.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Procurement of Materials for Barangay Waterworks System Construction and Rehabilitation. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 2. The Municipality of Initao, Province of Misamis Oriental now invites bids for the Procurement of Materials for Barangay Waterworks System Construction and Rehabilitation. Delivery of the Goods is required within Fifteen (15) calendar days. Bidders should have completed, within One (1) year, from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. The description of an eligible bidder is contained in the Bidding Documents, particularly, in Section II. Instructions to Bidders. Bidding will be conducted through open competitive bidding procedures using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criterion as specified in the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act (RA) 9184, otherwise known as the “Government Procurement Reform Act”. Bidding is open to all interested bidders, whether local or foreign, subject to the conditions for eligibility provided in the IRR of RA 9184. Interested bidders may obtain further information from Municipality of Initao, Province of Misamis Oriental and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on January 18-February 10, 2013 from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Php 5,000.00. It may also be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) and the website of the Procuring Entity, provided that Bidders shall pay the nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents not later than the submission of their bids. 3. The BAC shall hold eligibility check and shall receive and open the Eligibility Envelopes on January 28, 2013 at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon. 4. Pre-bid Conference shall be conducted on January 28, 2013 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning. 5. Bids of the Eligible Bidder must be delivered to the address below on or before 8:30 in the morning, February 11, 2013. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause 18. Bid opening shall be on February 11, 2013, 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the office of the BAC Chairman, Municipal Hall, Initao, Misamis Oriental. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidders’ representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. 6. The Municipality of Initao, Province of Misamis Oriental reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to annul the bidding process, and to reject all bids at any time prior to contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders. 7. For further information, please refer to: MR. AGUSTIN D. CABERTE BAC Chairman Initao, Misamis Oriental (Sgd.) MR. AGUSTIN D. CABERTE BAC Chairman

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Cheaper broadband rates pushed so more Pinoys could have home Internet access

House members yesterday urged telecommunication companies to cheapen their broadband service rates so more Filipinos can have Internet access at their homes to help them in their information needs for education, business and other personal uses. Reps. Janette Garin (1st District, Iloilo) and Gior-

gidi Aggabao (4th District, Isabela) made the call in light of a recent survey by US-based research institute Gallup showing about 79 percent of Filipinos have no internet access at home. Garin, a Senior Deputy Majority Leader, said cheaper broadband service rates would certainly allow more Filipinos to have home “Having internet access will be of big help to Filipinos especially those students who sometimes have to stay late at computer shops to research on their assignments online,” said Garin. She said lowering broadband service rates by at least 50 percent would be rational and allow more Filipinos to subscribe because of cheaper costs. The basic rate of telecommunication companies varies with some charging P999 for a monthly subscription of 1.5Mbps Internet

speed usage. Aggabao, a Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, said making broadband service rates more affordable is necessary and justified to enable Filipinos more access to the information highway. “It’s ironic that while the Philippines has been considered a center for social media, majority of Filipinos have no Internet access at their very own homes. Because of the high cost of broadband subscription, Filipinos would rather spend on other essential items like food, transportation, water and electricity bills,” Aggabao said. Aggabao said home Internet connections would allow more Filipinos easy access to vital information like news and livelihood opportunities. “They can get all these important and helpful information anytime they want to at home. We

call on telecommunication companies to be more considerate by cutting their Internet service costs to help Filipinos still without home Internet access,” he said. According to pollster Gallup, “the more people have Internet access in their homes, the more likely they are to have easy access to news and information, and in some cases, to sell and buy products online.” It cited the relatively low home Internet penetration rate in the Philippines, which may be due to the fact that the country is among the world’s more highly populated nations. The other countries where home Internet coverage is low are Indonesia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Mexico according to Gallup. The Gallup survey complemented a United Nations report last September that cited 71 percent of Filipinos had no access to Internet through any means.

Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada with Vice President Jejomar Binay, other UNA senatorial candidates and employees of Municipal Batangas City during a courtesy call to Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto with Senator Ralph Recto.

Normin Wood Processing declines following EO#23 The production of forestry and processed wood products in Northern Mindanao continues to decline following the national government’s continued inaction to issue specific guidelines for Executive Order 23. Data from the Department Environment and Natural Resources in Northern Mindanao (Region X) show saw log forest production in three (3) provinces dropped 63 percent (%) from 9,464 cubic meters (cu.m.) in the second quarter 2011 to 3,537 cu.m. for the same period in 2012. Misamis Oriental had the biggest decline with 81 % attributed to the closure of wood processing plants due to the non-renewal of permits in compliance with Executive Order (EO) #23 issued in 2011. Issued on February 01, 2011, EO 23 declared a moratorium on the cutting and harvesting of timber in the natural and residual forests and creating the anti-illegal logging task force. However it is Section 2, Sub Section 2.5 in particular which is responsible for the decline in production and exports in Region X which reads: “The DENR shall close and not allow to operate all sawmills, veneer plants and other wood processing plants who are unable to present proof of sustainable sources of legally cut logs for a period of at least five (5) years within one month from affectivity of EO 23.” During the January 10, 2011 induction of the new set of officers for 2013 of the Tree Planters and Wood Processors Federation, Inc., association president Prudencio T. Plaza, Jr. disclosed that from 154 players in 2010 with an annual log requirement of 634,621 cu.m., the number of wood processing firms dropped 43 percent to only 87 as of August 31, 2011 with the log requirement volume dropping 42 percent to 365,243 cu. m.. “Hardest hit with closures were mini sawmills which declined 47% in number from 129 in 2010 to only 68 as of August 31, 2011 and in volume by 57% from 318,802.46 in 2010 to only 136,189.44 for the latter period,” Mr. Plaza said. “I understand your dilemma but I am bound by law to comply with the marching order of the President to implement EO 23 and enforce logging moratorium in natural and residual forests,” said DENR Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan in her keynote address. “I know the President and DENR Sec. Ramon Paje had conscientiously deliberated on whether to impose logging moratorium or not. They know this has a tremendous effect to our economy but our forests have to breathe and grow in order for us to continuously enjoy the valuable tangible benefits – fresh air, clean water, environment aesthetics – and to restore the flourishing wood

industry decades back. We have to understand the noble intent of the law.” Private Tree Plantations In his acceptance speech, Mr. Plaza stressed federation members now exclusively source their raw materials of falcata, gmelina, acacia and West Indian Mahogany from private tree plantations which are exempted from raw material restrictions listed in EO 23. Howe ver, succeeding memoranda from DENR regarding said EO required mini sawmills who source from tree plantations to comply with the very stringent rules. Especially troublesome for most tree processors was DENR Memorandum issued October 11, 2011 where the 5-year contract should provide a 100% tree inventory by a professional forester with corresponding maps. Both federation and DENR-10 officials unsuccessfully sought clarifications on these matters. Most tree plantations in the region are small farm holdings with trees occupying only a portion of their areas like farm boundaries since they also plant other crops to meet daily needs. These small farmers cannot meet the minimum five year volume requirement of tree plantation processors, and just rely on traders who consolidate their production for processors. Thus tree plantation processors included in succeeding DENR memoranda find it extremely difficult to comply with the required 5-year contract since most do not directly engage with small farm holdings in order to reduce costs. Almost 90 percent of wood species processed in Northern Mindanao is Falcata (Albizia Falcataria), a fast growing tree which can be harvested within 3 to 5 years depending on the land suitability and climate. In many cases, the quality of falcata trees deteriorate once it grows beyond 5 years. And because of this, processors are also having a hard time complying with the DENR Memorandum issued on October 11, 2011 since they cannot produce a certified inventory of trees still at seedling stage. “Despite these issues, wood processors in Northern Mindanao sourcing from tree plantations have already submitted and complied with EO 23’s requirements since last year but their applications are still pending in Manila until now.” Mr. Plaza noted. The federation is asking the national government to revert the processing and approval of Wood Processing Permits (WPP) to the DENR regional offices since it is very expensive especially for micro and small enterprises to continue following up their permits in Manila where only very few personnel are detailed to process applications causing further delay. pallets for industries.


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“If everybody works together then we can achieve many things,” Yasay said, adding that delivering basic services transcends political boundaries and that the Padayon Pilipino will continue serving the people. DOH Region 10 director Dr. Aristides Conception Tan signed the plaque of recognition together with Regional BHW coordinator Lilibeth R. Ompoc and Local Health Support Division OIC chief Elenietta N. Gamolo. The other recent health award received by the municipality of Opol came from the National Nutrition Council which recognized its exemplary nutrition program twice – in 2011 and last year.

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Benaldo said he had asked Congress for a P10million budget to finance the program and was given about P7-P8-million from his Priority Development Assistance Fund. “This is one of my priorities,” he said. The launching was attended by Councilor Dante Pajo,

chairman of the city council committee on health, and Marilyn B. Mabale, the regional director of the National Dairy Authority. Another health priority project of Congressman Benaldo is the setting up health centers in all 24 barangays. “We turned over four already,” he said, adding that the remaining 20 will be built within two months. According to Alejandro Bascon, chief of staff of Benaldo, the congressman has already reached 100 projects. These include a tractor for the farmers. The tractor can be used for free, thus saving the farmers rental fees that could go as high as P17,000. “Their agricultural produce will increase,” Benaldo said. San Simon is the first barangay to benefit from the tractor to till the farmlands. “The lives of our farmers will be now be better,” the congressman added. Other projects of Congressman Benaldo include scholarship for thousands of students, livelihood projects for women and youth, and the recently completed road project for the Sendong resettlement area.

Teacher’s Reflection…………. By: Amie B. Emata-Abrera

Hello! Have a nice day! A bad thought came to my mind that I want to stop my job as a teacher. Maybe it’s because of many paper works and extra load given to me. I started my lesson with a sorrow in my heart. During recess, my youngest son came to me and kissed me which means “snacks”. He whispered that he wanted to drink softdrink. His “lambing voice” cannot hold me to say yes. I gave him money and he run quickly to buy for it. While taking his snacks, he looked so happy and enjoyed his eating. Just then I realized that I must not think of stopping my job as a teacher. Who will provide coke and pan cake to my favorite son during recess? I must not be selfish. The Bible says, “God will bless the works of our hands”. The bigger job I completed, the bigger money I have to be. Advertorial

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Notice is hereby given that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office in Mambajao, Camiguin will sell to the highest qualified bidder at Ten o’clock (10:00) A.M. on February 21, 2013 (Thursday), the tract of land covered by Miscellaneous Sales Application of Agustina B. Chiong. MSA No. : 101804-276 Location : Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Description : Identified as Lot No. 251, Case-1, Cad. 473 Area : 162 square meters Appraised Value of Land : P 32,400.00 (P200/sq. m) Appraised Value of Existing Improvement : P300,000.00 All bids must be sealed and submitted to the Department of Environment and National Resources thru the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office at Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin on or before the hour and date above and plainly marked “BID for the land described in the Miscellaneous Sales Application Nos. 101804-275. Bids must be accompanied with cash, money order, cashier’s or manager’s check for a sum equivalent to 10% of the bid. When abid is withdrawn after the highest bidder is determined, the corresponding deposit thereof shall be forfeited to the Government. Ni bid shall be less than the appraised value of the land. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. The successful bidder if other than the applicant MUST reimburse the latter of all the value of the improvements introduced by the applicant on the land subject of the application. All prospective bidders are hereby informed that the herein applicant has the right to equal any and all bids. Mambajao, Camiguin, January 11, 2013

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Wood... from page 3

acacia and West Indian Mahogany from private tree plantations which are exempted from raw material restrictions listed in EO 23. However, succeeding memoranda from DENR regarding said EO required mini sawmills who source from tree plantations to comply with the ver y stringent rules. Especially troublesome for most tree processors was DENR Memorandum issued October 11, 2011 where the 5-year contract should provide a 100% tree inventory by a professional forester with corresponding maps. Both federation and DENR-10 officials unsuccessfully sought clarifications on these matters. Most tree plantations in the region are small farm holdings with trees occupying only a portion of their areas like farm boundaries since they also plant other crops to meet daily needs. These small farmers cannot meet the minimum five year volume requirement of tree plantation processors, and just rely on traders who consolidate their production for processors. Thus tree plantation processors included in succeeding DENR memoranda find it extremely difficult to comply with the required 5-year contract since most do not directly engage with small farm holdings in order to reduce costs. Almost 90 percent of wood species processed in Northern Mindanao is Falcata (Albizia Falcataria), a fast growing tree which can be harvested within 3 to 5 years depending on the land suitability and climate. In many cases, the quality of falcata trees deteriorate

once it grows beyond 5 years. And because of this, processors are also having a hard time complying with the DENR Memorandum issued on October 11, 2011 since they cannot produce a certified inventory of trees still at seedling stage. “Despite these issues, wood processors in Northern Mindanao sourcing from tree plantations have already submitted and complied with EO 23’s requirements since last year but their applications are still pending in Manila until now.” Mr. Plaza noted. The federation is asking the national government to revert the processing and approval of Wood Processing Permits (WPP) to the DENR regional offices since it is very expensive especially for micro and small enterprises to continue following up their permits in Manila where only very few personnel are detailed to process applications causing further delay.

Abroad... from page 6

In Deuteronomy 28:15, the Bible says: “However, if you no longer listen to God and no longer obey His commands I am giving you today, all of these curses will come upon you and overtake you… Your sons and daughters will be given to other nations, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand…” -oooGREATER PERDITION AWAITS MORE PINOYS: My question here is this: are our sons and daughters being given to other nations, as the Bible says they will be? The obvious answer is yes, they are being given---sent or deployed, if you will---to

far-away countries, either as overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), or as immigrants or permanent residents in foreign soils. Another question is this: do we have the capacity to help them when they are abused, held hostage, injured, or even killed where they are? In other words, can we lift a hand to help them when they are in trouble while they are overseas? The Bible’s answer to this question could not be truer--no, we are powerless to lift a hand, even when right before our very eyes they are jailed and even murdered or ordered executed.

Final question: why are these things happenings to us? If we are to believe the Bible, it is because as a nation, Filipinos no longer listen to God (meaning, they no longer read the Bible), and no longer obey His commands. Many will say this is not true, and that Filipinos still believe in God anyway, but it is precisely this kind of flawed belief that will lead many of us to greater perdition. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@ yahoo.com

Teaching social responsibility: A must in this problem-laden modern society By ELAINE P. TENEDERO Teacher I Don Carlos National High School Sinangguyan, DonCarlos, Bukidnon Teaching social responsibility means developing in our young the convictions, values and skills necessary to shape a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Why teach social responsibility? So many apparent reasons could be laid down here—global inequalities in the distribution of wealth, lack of basic needs or extreme poverty, unsustainable ecology or erosion of the resource base due to mismanagement and caused by current production and consumption patterns, war or armed conflict, military spending or arms race, prejudice or discrimination, and a lot more. Many of men’s activities nowadays are threatening and destructive both to the people’s health and morality and to the environment. The lack of social responsibility has resulted in a lot of social problems. Teaching social responsibility is a colossal task of the educators in this world where materialism, selfish pleasure and survival are clutching against each other. Everyone can clearly see and has been greatly affected by the consequences resulting from men’s callousness for what is good for the fellowmen and lack of concern and care for the society. Violence, greed for wealth and power, joblessness, pollution, flood, landslide, inequality in many respects, poverty are but some of many causes of men’s agony. The teaching of social responsibility has long been pushed and emphasized in DepEd. As shown in the notes of seminar speaker Jasmin Galace, Associate Director in the Center for Peace Education, teaching this aspect is anchored on the Peaceable Teaching-Learning Process composed of three phases: Cognitive Phase (Being Aware, Understanding), Affective Phase (Building Concern, Responding, Valuing), Active Phase (Taking practical actions). The teaching of which is theme- and activity-based. Teaching social responsibility might have already been missed out in the teaching-learning process. With all the social problems to solve, is it not a must today to sustainably teach social responsibility for the good of the present as well as the future generation?

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Never forget Your Work Ethics “If you were a doctor and you came in late because of traffic, most probably your patient will die because of your tardiness”.

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ne of the most unforgettable statement I got after coming in late for my scheduled interview with a guidance counselor way back my early college years. That statement never left me infact it hit me hard, with that I always come on time afterwards. Though there are times these days that I come in late due to an unexpected happening, I make sure I inform the people I’m meeting

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in advance. Wo r k E t h i c s i s indespensable to any profession we are in and “tardiness” is a common example that many of us do. When I was still a Nursing student I never came in late because I really didn’t like extensions, so I guess that’s one good character trait I developed while taking up the course. In the music field, we musicians should be reminded from time to time as well with

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I never understood at first why I became a production manager but nevertheless I accepted the responsibility for almost Three years. While doing my task I was able to keenly observe various types of musicians from singers, instrumentalists (students / professionals) and trainors. Working with different types of personalities was not an easy job plus I have my own musical skills to develop. Trying to look back, I ask myself How did I do that?... I guess if not because of the love for music and perseverance, I would have quitted long ago. For Three different batches of aspiring musicians, I have seen them come and go and only those with real love for music persevered the ups and downs of the training. Tr u e e n o u g h w h e n I finished my studies, working with various musicians in the real world and dealing with clients became handy. Now I realized why my mentors pushed me to my limits- to bring out the best in me, to develop self discipline, professionalism and good work ethics. Leaving the school campus last just to clean up a song, coming in the campus as early as Six in the morning to do the SOP’s in singing for an 8’oclock mass/ college request to sing for them , doing my

“Gifted musicians have left the music profession not for the lack of talent,but lack of competitive drive. It is certainly not always the most talented musicians who find their artistic path in music, although talent does help greatly. Those who find success have a common theme for the most part- and that is a dedicated and sustained intensity of effort.” ~ Paul Hostetter

academic requirements in the wee hours of the morning to comply for my deadlines, well it was exhausting yet fulfilling because at the back of my mind it’s all part of my training. Yes, I did a lot of mistakes especially when I didn’t know what to do like when I was asked to play a major role in a musical play when I didn’t have a single training in acting. Yes I can sing but to act at that time was a very big question mark in my head, but I never had a choice because saying no to my mentor was not an option. So I obeyed and faced all my fears with butterflies in my stomach and the difficulty in crying in front of a big crowd when in fact to cry upfront after a happy scene was the hardest. If you ask me now If I have regrets with those times? The answer is definitely none because without those bitter and sweet times in my training, I wouldn’t be who I am now. I am sharing these experiences because out of them I developed respect for time, flexibility, endurance and self discipline. As you can see, good work ethics is deeply rooted in your personal values because no matter how many times our teachers and mentors will lecture us about “ethics” or reprimand us for our “tardiness” and the like, if we don’t choose to apply the “correction” or incorporate it in our personal lives then don’t expect that you are going any further in your dreams. Now in the music field, with the Six years of singing and almost Three years in teaching I know I still have a long way to go and with the “backbone/ foundation” that my mentors gave me, I am confident that I will succeed in whatever endeavor God will let me do. We musicians may have different styles and trainings but the other side of the coin is always about Work Ethics, so never forget it whatever, whereever you may be. Let us imitate what is good and change what is bad.

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