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ARMED men at noon on Tuesday gunned down the political officer of Senator Ralph Recto in Valencia City in Bukidnon province. “Amid the high-profile campaign to enforce election gun ban, bullets from firearms used by masked assailants ended the young life of Kagawad Gino Antonio Zambrano of Cagayan de

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Oro-Bukidnon last Tuesday, January 22,” Recto said. Gino was driving his multicab from the barangay hall to his house in Valencia City noon of Tuesday when gunmen boarded the back of his vehicle and shot him. He took two bullets to his heart and one fatal bullet to his head. Gino is currently on his second term as Barangay Kagawad. Rector said: “He (Gino) recto | page 10

No rains but Agusan Sur folks fear water back flow

By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN ahead from the back flow of water in Compostela SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan Valley and Davao del Norte del Sur—The sun was up in expected to be battered the province all morning again by tropical cyclone. long yesterday but local The Philippine Atmoofficials in Bunawan town spheric, Geophysical and TINDOG COMVAL - WALANG IWANAN are bracing for flashfloods Astronomical Services rains | page 10 Capitol Emergency Response Team together with New Bataan Emergency Action Team assist Purok 1, Purok 1-A, that may occur in a few days and Purok 4 residents of Brgy. Andap in New Bataan in vacating their flooded areas. (Albert Dayao/ IDS ComVal)

Rebels chop down 15,000 bananas by Arjay Felicilda

SURIGAO del Sur - Armed NPA rebels struck anew, leaving behind a swath of destruction on a banana

plantation in Brgy. Anahao Daan, Tago town, January 18, this year. “The communist-terrorists, devastated the banana plantation of DOLE STANFILCO at 9:00 o’clock in the evening, cutting down more than 15,000 ready to harvest bananas,” said PO1

Ryan C. Cagula, in a report to this paper yesterday. Cagula said further: “As they withdrew, the ‘rebels’ fired at four backhoes and a mini-bulldozer, parked along their exit way in Sitio Ibo.” Police said the heavy equipment were owned by one Edilberto Garay of Maa, Davao City. Authorities here said the PNP and AFP were directing its collaborative effort to run after the rebels, believed to be under Guerilla Front 19B, rebels | page 10

Comelec sets limitations on broadcast propaganda By RUTCHIE AGUHOB of PIA-10 OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental–All parties and bona fide candidates will have equal access to media time for their election propaganda during the campaign period subject to certain requirements and/ or limitations. This ruling of the Comm i s s i on on E l e c t i on s (Comelec) is contained in Resolution No. 9615 that sets the duration of air time

CABADBARAN BLAZES TRAIL TO THE FUTURE By PAT SAMONTE (As Cabadbaran City prepares for 2013 Dagkot Festival, an annual celebration in honor of Nuestra Señora de Candelaria, Mindanao Daily News will feature this capital city of Agusan del Norte in a series of articles to take a brief glimpse on its history up to the present. Author

gives credit to Wikipedia and other sources for the materials used.) LOCATION Cabadbaran lies 9 degrees north latitude and 125 degrees and 30 minutes east longitude on the northeastern part of Mindanao. Its boundaries are Tubay to the north, Butuan trail | page 10

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Police gather leads to identify killers of Valencia’s dad

VALENCIA CITY, Bukidnon–- Police continue to gather leads that would establish the killing of a city councilor of Valencia Tuesday afternoon. Valencia City Mayor Leandro Catarata said unidentified armed men shot dead City Councilor Gino Antonio Zambrano Tuesday afternoon. Catarata said that the shooting shocked city residents and officials since the city councilor has no known enemies. Police have already gathered some leads but would not disclose anything that would preempt the investigation, Catarata said. Zambrano was on board his car when waylaid by unknown gunmen, Catarata added. He is the political officer of Senator Ralph Recto for DAR-10 Adopt-a-Child Program. A hundred children coming from Sendong-afflicted families in Macanhan were treated to a day of fun and entertainment at the DAR-10 regional Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. office in Macanhan , Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. DAR employees gave their “adopted” EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON WITH SALE

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PABLEO RAVIDAS, who died on January 8, 1994 at Cagayan de Oro City, left parcel of land more particularly described and bounded to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot 12-A-1, being a portion of Lot 12-A, Psd-10-012570, situated at Brgy. Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE (125) square meters, more or less is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON WITH SALE made and entered into by and among NECITA C. RAVIDAS, ARLENE C. RAVIDAS, PERLITA C. RAVIDAS, CHERY MAE C. RAVIDAS and REMELYN C. RAVIDAS, all of legal ages, Filipinos, and residents of Zone 1, Estakahan Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, surviving wife and children are the only forced heirs of said decedent herein-referred to as the HEIR-VENDORS. That for and in consideration of the sum of FORTY THOUSAND (P40,000.00) PESOS, Phil. Currency in hand paid by WINDSTAR MACA JOVEN, likewise of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of Zone 1, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein-referred to as the VENDEE, do hereby SOLD, CEDED, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED, unto said VENDEE the herein-above described parcel of land, as per Doc. No. 27; Page No. 7; Book No. 110; Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. EMMANUEL A. AKUT.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PABLEO RAVIDAS, who died on January 8, 1994 at Cagayan de Oro City, left parcel of land more particularly described and bounded to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot 12-A-2, being a portion of Lot 12-A, Psd-10-012570, situated at Brgy. Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTEEN (115) square meters, more or less is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF DECEASED PERSON WITH SALE made and entered into by and among NECITA C. RAVIDAS, ARLENE C. RAVIDAS, PERLITA C. RAVIDAS, CHERY MAE C. RAVIDAS and REMELYN C. RAVIDAS, all of legal ages, Filipinos, and residents of Zone 1, Estakahan Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, surviving wife and children are the only forced heirs of said decedent herein-referred to as the HEIR-VENDORS. That for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY SEVEN THOUSAND (P37,000.00) PESOS, Phil. Currency in hand paid by ROMEL B. RICABO, likewise of legal age, married to MIRALUNA J. RICABO, both Filipinos and a resident of Zone 1, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein-referred to as the VENDEE, do hereby SOLD, CEDED, TRANSFERRED and CONVEYED, unto said VENDEE the herein-above described parcel of land, as per Doc. No. 28 ; Page No. 7; Book No. 110; Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. EMMANUEL A. AKUT.

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children gifts which consisted of toys, school supplies and clothes in the spirit of sharing and caring during the Yuletide season. Regional Director Felix Aguhob gave his full support to the activity and personally welcomed the young visitors during the Christmas party on Dec. 27 at the DAR-10 compound. The DAR Ladies Association initiated the program and hopes to sustain it with the cooperation and support of the entire DAR-10 family.

Hot pursuit vs rebels continue CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City -The military continued its pursuit against suspected rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) who raided houses in Misamis Oriental Tuesday morning. Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias, Jr., spokesperson of the army’s Fourth Infantry Division here, said the soldiers have not established contact with the enemy in the last 24-hour. He said two teams from the Army’s 58th Infantry Battalion based in Salay, Misamis Oriental jumped off Tuesday morning to pursue NPA rebels who raided houses in Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental. Some 25 fully armed NPA rebels of Guerilla Front rebels | page 10

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ERRATUM In connection with the Butuan City Registrar’s NOTICE re Sundery Peteros Sembrano’s petition for Change of First Name published on 22 January 2013 page 2, place of birth should be Emmanuel Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines. Sorry for the inadvertence.

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR THE APPROVAL AND REGISTRATION CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-005 OF DIVORCE BY TALAQ AGREEMENT BETWEEN SPOUSES ARIEL L. ENCARNACION AND LEONIMEL B. FERNANDEZ, ARIEL L. ENCARNACION AND LEONIMEL B. FERNANDEZ. Petitioners. X-----------------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce by Talaq filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on February 18, 1999 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residence at Balite Drive, Brgy, Santiagi, Iligan City and Zone Gemini, Suarez, lligan City respectively: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for seven (7) years now, since March 2005 they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce by Talaq Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs: petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on February 18, 1999, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden, reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on February 8, 2013 at 9 00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. lligan City Philippines this 15th day of January, 2013. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Jan 17, 24 & 31, 2013

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR City of Tangub -oOoR.A.10172 Annex A

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JIMS M. ALFORQUE has filed with this office a petition for Correction of GENDER in his Birth Certificate from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the birth certificate of JIMS MONTE ALFORQUE who was born on June 23, 1984 at Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and whose parents MAXIMA GALARIANA MONTE and Espiridion Lamban Alforque Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition to this office not later than January 31, 2013. (Sgd.) BELEN F. LINGANAY City Civil Registration MDN: Jan. 17& 24, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sharia Judicial District Iligan City IN RE PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES SERENIO D. ALFABETO AND ESTRELLA Y. DACILLO,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-008

SERENIO D. ALFABETO AND ESTRELLA Y. DACILIO. Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on July 17, 1987 at Malaybalay City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residence at #12 Zone 1, Purok Sudlonon, Brgy. San Miguel, Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than six (6) years now since December 25, 2005, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation, since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs, petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on July 17, 1987, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden, reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on February 8, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 17th day of January, 2013. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Jan 17, 24 & 31, 2013

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR City of Tangub -oOoR.A.10172 Annex A NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROBERTO S. PEDITA has filed with this office a petition for Correction of Month in his Birth Certificate from “OCTOBER” to “JANUARY” in the birth certificate of ROBELITO S. PEDRITA who was born on January 29, 1963 at Tangub City, Misamis Occidental and whose parents Eugenia M. Sandoval and Bartolome C. Pedrita. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition to this office not later than January 31, 2013. (Sgd.) BELEN F. LINGANAY City Civil Registration

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DAVAO REGION

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Flood takes heavy toll on Carmen town agri By Jeanevive Abangan

DAVAO del Norte––The Municipality of Carmen is losing more than P21 million in agriculture and fisheries when floodwaters from three major rivers have swamped for two days its rice fields and aquaculture fishpens. Municipal Mayor Marcelino Perandos, in an interview Tuesday, said the massive flooding that has hit his town since Sunday evening (Jan. 20) has displaced a number of families and has substantially ruined farming livelihood of his people. In a separate interview, Municipal Agriculture Officer Maximo Pillotes placed estimates of damaged rice farms at 2,003 hectares

which were either at newly transplanted stage, vegetative stage or still at their seed-bed stage. Brackish and fresh-water fishponds with a combined land area of 130 hectares have also lost productivity when Liboganon, Tuganay and Ising rivers have spawned huge volume of flood-waters for about four days now due to continuous raining caused by the tail-end of the cold-front. Rice farms and fishponds are still nowhere in sight as rice paddies have been submerged in about two meters of flood waters, turning Carmen’s wide rice farms into a sea of murky waters which have spilled over more than 2 kilometer stretch of the national highway along barangays

Tuganay and Guadalupe. Noting the recent flooding as the second of such magnitude he had witnessed since 1982, Perandos called on concerned government agencies and even the humanitarian agencies to assist his town recover. On top of food assistance and medicine for affected families, he is also appealing for rice seeds, rice inputs and biologics for livestock. Meanwhile, Perandos prioritized relief distribution to agriculture-dependent barangays particularly in Tuganay, Guadalupe and Maba-os among others where constituents are largely dependent on farming. “While others are disrupted from doing their jobs, people there have noth-

ing else as their source of income,” he said as noted heavy loss in agriculture. Only one barangay is declared not affected. The rest of the 20 barangays suffered a blow due to massive flooding. Flooded barangays are Ising, Tuganay, Guadalupe, Mabaus, Salvacion, Anibongan, San Isidro, New Camiling, Asuncion, Cebulano, Mangalcal, Sto. Nino, Alejal, Taba, Magsaysay, Tubod, La Paz, Tibulao and Mabuhay. The flood has caused disruption of normal flow of daily lives to some 16,300 families and even displaced a total of 3,405 families who have sought refuge at the

municipal and barangay gymnasiums and barangay centers. Others, however, prefer to stay along the national highway. The municipal government had already dispatched Tuesday 2,000 family food packs and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) sent Monday some 2,500 packs of relief assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Perandos bared efforts to stretch relief provisions from DSWD by repacking the food packs of 15 kilos of rice into five kilos “so more can benefit from the

assistance.” He appealed for more relief assistance to include water supply, as he expected his constituents to experience more flooding occurrences, and would eventually be displaced more often. “This is due to the tailend of the cold-front, but PAGASA says we will be experiencing inter-tropical convergence zone. If these (weather conditions) come more often, we will again be flooded,” he said. He raised concern on frequents floods to hit his town as the river dikes had been destroyed causing flood-waters to spread all over his town.

Rebels chided anew for Davor ambush By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines MAWAB, Compostela Valley––The military chided the communist rebels anew for the explosion of an improvised explosive device that left one soldier killed and six injured last Tuesday (Jan.22) in Sitio Mainit, Barangay Calapagan, Lupon, Davao Oriental. Lt. Col. Lyndon Paniza, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division said the New People’s Army once more showed its cruelty by disrupting a humanitarian activity intended for the survivors of typhoon Pablo. He identified the lone fatality as Private First Class

Jhasam Diaz, a member of the 28th Infantry Battalion. Paniza said Diaz passed away while undergoing treatment at the provincial hospital of Davao Oriental. He said the six other survivors are being treated for their injuries. “The soldiers on board two Army trucks were going back to their headquarters from security and rehabilitation operation of the typhoon Pablo when an improvised landmine exploded hitting the rear portion of the second vehicle,” he said. Paniza lamented that with the use of IEDs, the rebels continue to defy international agreements that

SYNERGY & CONVERGENCE

RUBEN A. VEGAFRIA IS COWD’S NEW BOD CHAIRMAN

By: Rowena V. Olemberio, Kisolon Central Elementary School

“TEACHING is a very noble profession”: The idea that encouraged me to earn this degree and remain proud of being one of the gallant mentors of the Department of Education. During my early years of service, it is embarrassing to confess that I look at TEACHING merely as a virtuous means of livelihood; a decent way to earn a living for me and my family. However, having heard of all he messages disclosed by our Secretary, DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC, I felt more fulfilled as well as grateful for this DISTINY. With Dynamism and Fortitude, the Secretary issued missive for the Division Superintendents, District Supervisors, Principals, and Teachers down to the utility employed by the Department “to work in Synergy & Convergence; infect one another with renewed hope

and optimism; the country we carry on our shoulders, our beloved home – remains huge and heavy; we would need all the focus, strength and determination we could muster to complete these improvements; Let us all do our part; share the load that the burden may become lighter and what seemed impossible can then become possible” accordingly. A very comprehensive task for a guileless lecturer like me. By such pronouncement, the responsibilities of the tutors broaden into the entire community rather than being limited to the students only; the professors are currently obliged to expand the prospect of learning to ensure the visibility of its impact in the lives of the general public; a challenge to adhere the famous outlook of the recent administration which is MATUWID NA LANDAS not an easy

Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Municipality of Manolo Fortich OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Petition No. R.A. 10172-01-2013 In the Matter of Petition for Change of Sex/Gender in the Certificate of Live Birth of ANGEL HALLARA LIBRES NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The public is hereby notified that ANGEL HALLARA LIBRES has filed with this Office a petition for change of Sex/Gender from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ANGEL HALLARA LIBRES. At the expense of the petitioner, let a copy of this petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Bukidnon. Any person having knowledge and/ or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may within ten (10) calendar days file his written opposition with this office.

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mission for typical professor but certainly an honorable intention of a conventional mentor. Our students, on the other hand, are the utmost fortunate beneficiaries of the contemporary educational system. The combined efforts of the gurus are designed to surpass the triumphs of the past supervisions. The Department of Education is committed to utilize individual tasks and pool it into an integrated scholastic scheme for the advantage of the learners and humanity as a whole. This is the scenario I wished for several years ago; the consequence I am compelled to continue working for perpetually: a challenge I am dedicated to take and a commitment I am proud to keep as my DESTINY. A teachers’ destiny attainable by SYNERGY and CONVERENCE.

We are pleased to inform the public of the new set of officers of the COWD Board of Directors as a result of the election held among the sitting board last January 4, 2013:

RUBEN A. VEGAFRIA (Professional Sector) SOC ANTHONY M. DEL ROSARIO (Religious/Educational Sector) ATTY. EMMANUEL KENT A. GAABUCAYAN (Women Sector) JOEL A. BALDELOVAR (Business Sector) SANDY R. BASS, SR. (Civic Sector)

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Chairman Vegafria has been an active member of the Board of Directors since 2009. In his speech during last week’s convocation, he spoke of his vision of a better, bolder and bigger COWD specially that it shall be celebrating its 40th year as the city’s water provider come August 01, 2013. He said that with their clear understanding of the organization’s mission and direction, he is confident the COWD workforce can and will achieve the goals set through transparency, accountability and good governance.

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NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with R.A. No. 10172, NOTICE is hereby served to the public that GEROSE VEGATRIA DAGALA has filed with this Office a petition for a Change of GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the birth certificate of Gerose Vegatria Dagala, who was born on July 4, 1996 at Kabulawan, Lagonglong, Mis. Or. and whose parents are ROSITO B. DAGALA and REGIE O. VEGATRIA. Any person adversely affected by the said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than fifteen (15) from the time the First Notice would have been published. (SGD.) REX R. VALMORES Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: JAN. 24 & 31, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. NO. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOSEFINA NARVAEZ DUERO has filed with this office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly of her date of birth from MARCH 29, 1955 to MARCH 19, 1955 in the CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH of JOSEFINA NARVAEZ DUERO, who was born on MARCH 19, 1955 at Turno, Dipolog City and whose parents are ESTEBAN NARVAEZ and FIDELA GADAYAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office within ten (10) days from publication. (SGD.) SALVADOR S. GALADO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: JAN. 24, & 31, 2013


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DOH-Caraga posts 1.05% dengue fatality in 2012 By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN City - The Department of Health (DOH) in Caraga Region has recorded a 1.05 percent dengue case fatality rate in 2012, which is slightly above the national figure of less than one percent. In a press statement, the health department in the region said a total of 22 deaths out of the total number 2,090 cases were recorded in the region last year. The DOH officials said the 2,090 suspected dengue cases were admitted from January 1 to December 31, 2012. Of this figure, Agusan del Sur had the most number with 576; followed by Butuan City, 398; Surigao City, 286; Surigao del Norte, 214; Bislig City, 147; Surigao del Sur, 138; Agusan del Norte, 108; Bayugan City, 105; Cabadbaran City, 51; Tandag City, 38; and the province of Dinagat Islands, 29. The clustering of cases were noted in different barangays. For Surigao City, residents in barangays San Juan, Taft, and Washing-

ton were recorded to have dengue cases. Barangays 1 and 9 were recorded in Cabadbaran City. In this city, the barangays of Ambago, Baan Km. 3, Libertad, San Mateo, San Vicente, Tungao and Villa Kanangga were included in the list. Meanwhile, three barangays in Bayugan City were also noted to have been affected. These were the Poblacion, Hamogaway, and Maygatasan. Further, Barangay Urbiztondo in Claver, Surigao del Norte; Barangay Poblacion in Esperanza, Agusan del Sur; and Barangay 5 in San Francisco, Agusan del Norte were also recorded by the agency to have been affected by the virus. Health officials in the region explained that clustering is defined as two or more cases in a week in a certain area or barangay.

Ages of cases ranged from less than one month old to 86 years old where 41 percent belonged to 0 to 10 years age group. More males, 53 percent were affected than females, 47 percent. In a related development, the DOH-Center for Health Development (CHD)-Caraga has conducted several activities to address the concern on the increasing number of cases. The agency reported they have been conducting close coordination with local government units, hospitals, and Epidemi-

194 AgSur barangays are affected by ‘Pablo’

ology and Sur veillance Units (ESUs) to generate updated report. DOH also disseminated surveillance report to all provinces, cities and municipalities with clustering of cases, as well as issuing of advisory and information materials. Moreover, the DOH said pre-positioning of insecticides and larvicide in affected provinces and cities was also conducted, and in collaboration with LGU concerned, they conducted preventive fogging in areas with clustering of cases. (RER-PIA 13 Caraga/arjaysfelicilda)

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Anti-mining advocates urge ‘eco-tourism’ in Surigao By Fred B. Dellava, Associate Editor, Mindanao Star

SURIGAO del Sur- Thousands of anti-mining advocates have launched a campaign against rampant small and large scale mining operations that, for years, have severely affected the life of the farmers in this province. During the ‘Mining or Eco-tourism’ symposium at the Cantilan municipal gymnasium, Monday, some 20,000 people from various sectors have expressed support for the immediate stoppage of mining operations in the area. According to Elvie Arrubio, president of the Cantilan Irrigation System Federation Irrigators Association (CISFIA), mining – whether legal or illegal – have threatened the life of many farmers, as it gravely affects their till, consequently disabling them to sustain the education of their children. “For almost four years na nag-ooperate ang mining sa lugar naming, apektado na ang pamilya namin kasi wala nang tubig sa watershed at sira na,” Arrubio said in an interview of Mindanao Star. Arrubio was only glad, the local chief executive of Cantilan town is so much supportive of their cause against

mining in a way of filing suit in court against the operators. The town’s women’s group has also expressed support for the total ban of mining in the entire province. Janise Ann Quintos-Erriberi, president of the Cantilan Women’s Club, said that one of their intensions is to protect the environment, thus they have opted to join the campaign against mining. Erriberi claims her group to have been established almost 10 years ago, with 1, 345 members. “Kagaya ko, meron kaming farm land, iba na kasi ang sitwasyon ngayon. Hindi na kagaya noon na ang tubig ay malinis. Pag-umuulan madaling bumaha,” she said. Erriberi blames the rampant mining operations for the flashfloods that frequently are happening in the towns of Cantilan, Carascal, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza (Carcanmadcarlan). “We have never been into this situation before the mining operations came,” she further said. When typhoon ‘Pablo’ struck southern Philippines late last year, Surigao del Sur was among the badly-affected provinces.

By David M. Suyao

AGUSAN del Sur - Of the province’s 314 barangays, 194 were affected by typhoon ‘Pablo, displacing 45,190 families or almost 222,000 persons. In its meeting recently, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Ma n a g e m e nt C o u n c i l (PDRRMC) also reported that 188 persons died, one remains missing while 28 were injured. The total estimated amount of damages on social and economic sectors reached P2.98 billion, agriculture claiming to be on top, with P1.7 billion, and economic with P873 million. As reported by Provincial Agriculturist Jorex Elivaso, many farmers have already harvested their rice when the typhoon came, with 16,700 hectares of farmlands affected, the damage was still tremendous on rice, corn, rubber, banana, oil palm, and coconut. Totally-damaged houses in six most affected municipalities of Veruela, Sta. Josefa, Trento, Bunawan, Lapaz and Loreto reached 11,982 while partially-damaged were 26,172 houses, with an estimated

cost of P327,567,228. In education, of the 473 elementar y classrooms destroyed by ‘Pablo’, 161 were totally- damaged and 312 partially. In the secondary level, totally-damaged classroom reached 21, while partiallydamaged, 85 estimated to cost P364.3 million. Damage on health and social facilities totalled P182 million, broken down as government buildings, P91 million; 24 day-care centers, P6.4 million; 14 health centers, P2.1 million; 16 barangay halls, P10 million; 8 multipurpose buildings, g ymnasium P4.65 million; and other public buildings, P67.85 million. A total of `141 kilometers of roads were damaged, with an estimated cost of P116 million, while five bridges were also damaged amounting to P12.65 million. Two flood control facilities costing P58 million were also damaged, while power lines claimed P30 million damage, and the solar power to 143 houses, costing P5.5 million. Some 8,907 hectares of watershed were also reported damaged while tree

parks claimed six hectares damaged. For the second growth f o r e s t , d a m a g e s h av e reached 262,305.54 hectares. The report was rendered by Vice Governor Santiago Cane Jr. in said PDRRMC meeting, presided over by Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza, The governor expected to know such figures to facilitated the distribution of necessary relief goods, materials and services. “Though we have already distributed partial materials, like galvanized iron and other construction materials to the typhoon victims, we need more because of their number,” the governor stated. “We all know that it will take time for them to recover as their means of livelihood and crops were also damaged. I am therefore knocking on the hearts of our friends for help, so that our fellow Agusanons can recover the earliest possible time,” Gov. Plaza said. To date, rehabilitation and distribution of relief goods are on going. (DMSPIA 13, Agusan del Sur/ asf )

BULLET MARKS – Photo shows the severely-damaged side panel of a heavy equipment, earlier sprayed with bullets by alleged NPA rebels inside DOLE STANFILCO banana plantation in Tago, Surigao del Sur, Friday. Four other earth-moving equipment, owned by Edilberto Garay of Barangay Maa, Davao City were also damaged during the attack. (PRO-13 Photo/asf)

Police intercepts hot lumbers PO3 Zena Menioria Panaligan

BUTUAN City - Authorities have confiscated 606 board feet of Narra lumber, estimated to cost P21,210.00, in Sitio Dugmacan, Brgy. Antipolo, Marihatag, Surigao del Sur on January 19, this year. Said wood products were loaded in a wrecked 12 horse-power pump boat when intercepted by antiillegal logging operatives from the Marihatag Police Station, local government

unit and the Community Environment and Natural Resources of Lianga town. The pumpboat was owned by Jerry Salvacion of Brgy. Linintian, Cantilan town and operated by Dormalito Consigna Wakino, 55 years old Brgy. Bayang, Socorro, Surigao del Norte; Peter Fernandez Languing, 29 years old, married; and Christian Awa Callado, 19 years old, single, both of Brgy. Magosilom, Cantilan town.

The confiscated lumbers and the pump boat were temporarily placed under the care of Barangay Chair Rolando M. Montilla of Antipolo, Marihatag for eventual turn-over to the DENR office in Lianga. While the apprehended persons are now under the custody of the Marihatag Municipal Police Station. (PO3 Zena Menioria Panaligan/P/Supt. Martin M. Gamba/asf)


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Officials undergo Midsayap anti-graft seminar celebrates 'Halad

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TACURONG City - Fiftynine LGU officials, 30 barangay chairs and treasurers have participated in the Public Accountability and Values Formation S eminar (Module II), January 17-18, this year. Module II expounds the rules of the Anti-Graft and Corruption Prevention of the Transparency International Philippines and the Office of the Ombudsman. Speaker and Facilitator Jeannie Escolano started with the biblical implications of moral values necessary in public service. “Ang korupsyon ay maiiwasan kapag lahat tayo ay may malasakit, malasakit sa kapwa, malasakit sa bayan,” Escolano said. A l l t h rou g hout t he seminar, she challenged

the Tacurongnons to maintain and enhance positive practices and values in the workplace and at home. Participants, led by Vice Mayor Charito L. Collado, agreed that the seminar was able to enrich their commitment to public service. The Human Resource Management Office of the city government of

Tacurong, in cooperation with the Office of the Ombudsman, continues to organize activities supportive of the national government’s battle against graft and corruption. The participants had already undergone Module I October 19-20, 2011. (Jezereel Louise C. Billano/ arjaysfelicilda)

KORONADAL City - She’s an ordinary barrio girl full of ambition, yet her family’s economic status did not get in the way for her to finish any course in college and land a decent job to support her family’s needs. Ailene Jean P. Mendoza, after graduating from Mariano Untal Memorial High School in 2011, had to stop formal education because of poverty. While helping her family and siblings eke out a living from a small parcel of land planted to vegetables and other agricultural crops in Barangay New Barbaza, Mlang, Cotabato, the 19year old barrio girl’s burning desire to pursue education was answered when

the towns’ Community e-Center opened an opportunity for out-of-school youths to undergo a sixmonth training program. Ailene had so much to say about the break she got from the M’lang Community e-Center, which started operations in 2007. At the graduation rites of the fifth batch of trainees on January 8 where she topped the class of 70 trainees, Ailene Jean in her testimony said she was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to complete the ICT program offered free to poor residents. She said, “ The sixmonth course is a lot of help for youths like me, and others who can not enroll in college because

of financial constraint.” Mlang CeC manager Mary Ann Cortado said the six-year LGU-supported computer learning center has already helped a total of 226 women and outof-school youths (OSYs) since it started operations in 2007. Cortado also thanked t he administ rat ion of Mayor Joselito Pinol, the National Computer Center (NCC) and other kindhearted residents, who donated additional computers units, wall clocks, and other equipment. The Mlang CeC, Cortado said, has been cited by the NCC for its best practices in ICT program implementation. (ACAPIA12/asf )

By Oliver Ross V. Rivera

Community e-Center fulfils barrio girl’s dream

Fluvial parade for FAB sails off along Rio Grande By Oliver Ross V. Rivera

KORONADAL City - Residents of Central Mindanao will witness a parade of hundreds of colorful and traditional boats along Rio Grande de Mindanao to show support to the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). The fluvial float parade, to be led by the 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, in cooperation with the provincial government of Maguindanao and local of-

ficials of different towns, sails of January 29. It starts at the Mother Kabuntalan riverbanks, along Barangay Upper Taviran and Tamontaka, Datu Odin Sinsuat and ends at the rear riverside of Sultan Bolkiah Grand Mosque in Cotabato City. Lt. Col. Lao Lucas, commander of the 6th CivilMilitary Operations Battalion, said the “Fluvial Peace Caravan” aims to highlight

the military and other sectors’ support for the FAB. Some 500 motorized boats are expected to participate in the activity. Newly-installed 6th Infantry Division Spokesperson Dickson Hermoso is thankful for the support of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), local leaders, non-government organizations and peace advocates for helping organize the fluvial parade. (ORVR-PIA12/asf)

KORONADAL City - All roads led to Midsayap town in North Cotabato, last weekend, as the town celebrated the “Halad Festival 2013.” The annual festival, in honor of the town’s patron saint Sr. Sto. Niño, was highlighted by street dancing and parade competitions. With the theme “25 Ye a r s I n P r o m o t i n g Cultural Unity Amidst Diversity” residents of Midsayap and neighboring towns showed their unity and de vot ion t hroug h dancing in the streets. A symbolic flying of 25 balloons kicked-off the festivities Saturday morning signifying the 25 ye ars of t he Ha lad Festival. After the short program, groups from different towns in Nor th

Cotabato, Cotabato City and Maguindanao participated in the competition and try their luck to win the top prize. Among the highlights during the celebration is the community dancing of the Halad Steps led by the local and barangay officials. Amidst the pouring rain, par ticipants still danced along the streets of Midsayap and during the showdown held at Notre Dame of Midsayap College grounds. In his message, Midsayap Mayor Manuel Rabara thanked the participants for their efforts and the organizers for a ver y successful patronal fiesta which he said showed the Midsayapeños unity. From the 12 participants this year, winners

from the 3 categories all came from Midsayap. Tribong Tagpupo of Dilangalen Elementar y School bested participants in the Junior Categor y and Grupong Otsohanon of Poblacion 8 bagged the top prize in the Senior Categor y and Grupong Ragsak of Salunayan High School emerged as the winner in the open category. The Winners received a trophy and cash worth 100,000 pesos for the Senior and Junior category and 200,000 for the Open category. While Non-winners received consolation prizes and certificates. The Midsayap Halad Festival celebrated every third Sunday of January can be likened to the Sinulog festival of Cebu, and Ati-Atihan in Iloilo. (ORVR-PIA12/asf )

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THINK a minute. During World War II, churches stayed open 24 hours a day so people could come to pray for their country and family members out on the battlefield. A caretaker in one of these churches noticed a boy who came to pray about 10 minutes every day. One day after several weeks, the boy came and stayed to pray even longer. The caretaker asked him why he was praying longer this time. T he b oy ans we re d : “Each day I came to ask God to bring my father home safely. This morning my dad came home, so I hurried here to thank God.” Have you developed the habit of being thankful every day, no matter how things are going? Always remember, there

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst are many people with worse problems than yours. My friend’s son, Joshua, was born with a serious heart disease. Joshua has had several heart surgeries. He’s not been able to play sports because of his heart condition. But Joshua’s grandmother always taught him to be thankful. On days when Joshua was so sick he could not go to school, his grandmother told him: “Josh, just be thankful that you’re home and not in the hospital.”

Recently Joshua had another heart surgery, but this time the strong medicine made him so sick he almost died. Joshua’s grandmother telephoned him in the hospital to very kindly and gently say: “Josh, I love you and I’m praying for you. Be thankful you’re not in a coma.” You know that grandmother is right? No matter how bad our problems are, they could always be much worse. When’s the last time you counted all

the good things you have: whether it’s your family, friends, food to eat, clothes to wear, a roof over your head? Things that millions of people in the world do not have. Usually, it’s only after we’ve gone through problems that we learn some of our most important lessons in life. There’s a song that says: “If I’d never had a problem, I’d never know that He could solve them. I’d never know what faith in God could do.” So won’t you give your life to Jesus Christ today, and start trusting Him to take care of you no matter what happens? He’ll help you to see all the good things He’s given you—including answers to prayers you never even prayed. Just Think a Minute.

A letter thanking the soldiers

Today, I am sharing with you a letter by a social worker sent to this writer titled: ‘Thank You Dear Soldiers’ I am writing this letter to let the people know how I, my family and close friends deeply appreciate our soldiers here in Mindanao, specifically here in Cagayan de Oro City and the neighboring provinces. I’m also hoping that through this letter other people will start to know better Cris Diaz our Army of today. I also want the Armed Forces leadership and even the President to know that the soldiers assigned here in 4th Infantry Division (I learned this name only through the local media) are really doing their job and are very commendable. These soldiers should also know that they are being appreciated so that they must continue with what they are doing because we felt that their presence and concern for us provide us with a sense of security. It is important for me to express this message publicly because I have been unfair to all the soldiers ever since I listened to those individuals and groups who are unreasonably critical against men in uniform when I was still in college. The urge within me to vindicate or correct all my past mistakes of vilifying our soldiers is so overwhelming. What really struck me lately other than the reports I heard from the radio, read from the newspapers, or seen on the televisions of soldiers helping typhoon victims, conducting medical outreach programs, and tree planting activities was the soldiers’ visit in Malisa Homes located in this City. Melissa Homes are a shelter for abused women and children who were neglected by

their own families but fortunately taken care of by a well-meaning non-government organization. As a self-declared activist I was really touched to learn that soldiers together with another organization called Regional Association of Government Communicators in Region 10 went to this shelter and gave gifts and foods for these victims of abuses. Never did I imagine that the soldiers have also a heart and sincere concern for these people. I also learned that these same soldiers have taken their time out to bring gifts and foods to our indigenous people from Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and the CARAGA Region last Christmas. They also let the kids from depressed barangays experience a child’s party. With these, never will I ever again think badly of our soldiers. Some people despise our soldiers only because of the “old stories of abuses” which have been retold again and again by groups critical of government. I heard a lot more feel-good stories about our soldiers of today and I would like to encourage also other people to publicly show their gratitude for our protectors. By doing such, we can hope to motivate some more these soldiers. This simple gesture of thanks is nothing compared to the sacrifices they are given to us… As I end this letter I want to tell the soldiers to keep up the good work and may the Good Lord bless them and their families in whatever they do. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Ms. Abegail Dahinog Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City Environmentalist and Social Worker React crisguardian@yahoo.com

End of justice at the Palace of Justice?

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent--the Lord detests them both… Do not pervert justice or show partiality. Do not accept a bribe, for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise and twists the words of the innocent…” (Psalm 17:15, and Deuteronomy 16:19, the Holy Bible). -oooDEATH BY AN ANGRY CANADIAN: Canadian John H. Pope, a self-confessed journalist in his own country but who have been staying in the Philippines for more than 11 years now, must have been thoroughly angry and agonizingly troubled when he decided

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio to shoot to death a Cebu City doctor and the doctor’s lawyer, seriously wounding later, with perhaps the same handgun, an assistant prosecutor of the city last Tuesday, January 22, 2013. In fact, Pope must have been totally despondent, losing any further desire to continue living after carrying out the shooting rampage inside Cebu City’s

Palace of Justice, which rampage was primarily directed at the doctor and his lawyer who were his adversaries in various cases that the doctor and the lawyer filed against him, and which city prosecutors decided against him. Pope was said to have shot himself in the head after his deadly attacks. The question here is this: what could have triggered

Pope’s murderous streak? What did the doctor, the lawyer, and the prosecutor do that made Pope very angry at them, seeking them out and intending to really kill them? What sin, if any, did the other prosecutors in the city commit against him that made him look for them in their offices at the Palace of Justice, evidently intending to shoot them, too? -ooo“END OF JUSTICE” AT THE PALACE OF JUSTICE? “End of justice”. Reports from the Manila Bulletin said these were the last words uttered by Pope as he shot to death the justice | page 10


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hip, classy and trendy way of doing of course some of the accessories yung exclusive business will surely appeal to the sa Kamiseta, hindi namin ginagamit for M&Co. may younger generation as LifeSTYLE sarili sya. Our products are for both men and women by M&Co enters the Cagayan de consumers.” Oro market scene, paving way to give Kagay-anons a LifeSTYLE by M&Co. can help people make a better way of life. better living and generate income, Gunn says “para The company is rooted on a mission to give its sa akin important yung product, the word of mouth members a better life through product selling and is so important for me – so first we give you good multi-level networking. quality products, we’re now all over the Philippines Originally created by the because of these products, but now we really owners to give their employees encourage people to get into business. Ito lang Ako as an an alternative source of income, naman talaga ang gusto ko, my idea is yung middle , r u e n re LifeSTYLE by M&Co. is now a class natin na walang trabaho can help in the p entre brand that continues to grow and economy. Population is not a problem, if they have is is th l e fe I is the fastest growing direct selling ay jobs or income they can live happier. Ako as an company today. my only w the entrepreneur, I feel this is my only way to share to LifeSTYLE by M&Co is owned by the people and the quality of the product should share to Mr. Gunn Roque III, who also owns to be able to market itself”. e th d the internationally known brand Gunn continues by assuring the quality of the people an e th f o KAMISETA. products of LifeSTYLE by M&Co. and why it is on ty li qua ld Setting up the multi-level a class of its own, “we are the best, and that is u o product sh networking and direct selling for sure… like in Kamiseta, we are the best local approach is brought about by Gunn’s b e a b le to brand in terms of quality. I have to wear it, like lf vision of sharing to his employees and yung sa men’s wear, each and every product e s market it giving them extra income. must pass through me, so kung hindi siya papasa In an interview Gunn reveals sa akin, it won’t be out in the market, I am that “First yung Kamiseta, nung naalso confident that for our ladies wear, that create ko yung Kamiseta, I wanted to with our quality – you can’t get this product for this give my employees extra income, so tinayo ko yung price only anywhere in the country, alam ko iyon, kasi M&Co. yung M&Co. na iyon was only meant to be yung pricing ko talagang eksakto lang iyan… I also for our employees, kaso nung nag-open ang store, personally work with our great designers” sobrang dami nang naging members. Now we have Gunn enthused, “im very confident na if they sell 600 thousand members, so one time sa M&Co, the products, matutuwa talaga ang customers nila”. nandoon ako, yung mga nagrerecruit – nagsusponsor LifeSTYLE by M&Co. switches back to a more sabi sa akin ‘sir bigyan niyo naman ako nang extra direct and personalized setup in contrast to the income’ sabi ko, why not yung M&Co., sabi nila ‘sir heavy marketing and promotions of the sister brand wala akong puhunan but I can invite people’, so Kamiseta, envisioning a better life for the middle-class doon ko naisip yung proper networking, multi-level Filipino and those who want to have extra income. talaga. Smaller ang puhunan – extra income. Doon “business for a better life, honestly noong una, na nagsimula itong Lifestyle, nagstart nung February as an entrepreneur – it was never really a policy to (2012).” share, when I got into business it was really more of When one browses through the catalogue, ‘to acquire’… but as you get a little bit older, sa dami LifeSTYLE by M&Co. products show a dash of na nang taong nakakausap ko, at nagrerely sa akin, elegance, a brew of style and comfort, and an aroma sabi ko sayang eh, Filipinos are really hardworking – of class all on its own, comparable of that to the they just lack the opportunity. I really think if masipag Kamiseta line. ka, coupled with a good product line – you will be Gunn enthused “it is actually the same quality, successful. So to those who are interested to get into

business, pero hindi nila alam paano – come in, look at it, we will teach you how. Basta masipag ka, and you want a chance, pwede, just come in to Lifestyle by M&Co.” Gunn states in parting. LifeSTYLE by M&Co. believes in hardwork and perseverance and that it will help people propel into reaching their dreams and aspirations by providing a profitable business venture that brings financial freedom to their members through their premium quality products. Visit LifeSTYLE by M&Co. at Roland Banquil Zillion Life, Lifemax Office 2nd Floor, Egmedeo Bldg., Corrales St., Cagayan De Oro 0917-7242107/088-8520125 Lailane P. Dolores JV Seriña St., Carmen Cagayan de Oro City 0917-7044542

(L-R) BWM Group of Publications CEO Dante M. Sudaria, LifeSTYLE by M&Co owner Gunn Roque III and Roland Banquil, LifeSTYLE by M&Co top earner, pose for a photo op during a meeting in Cagayan de Oro City.


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Sun, Smart donate P10 million to help JV asks gov’t to capitalize rebuild communities of Pablo victims on citations for PH as top LEADING telecommunications firms Sun Cellular and Smart Communications recently donated P10 million to the PLDT-SMART Foundation to help rebuild communities of the Typhoon Pablo victims in Mindanao. Apart from setting up free call stations and emergency communication measures in the typhoon-affected areas, Sun and Smart have gone further to support the MVP Group and the PLDT-SMART. Foundation in raising funds for relief as well as the rebuilding of homes and restoration of livelihood sources for the typhoon victims. “Seeing how this typhoon has devastated Mindanao, we join the rest of the nation in its ongoing support operations and extend our resources to help our typhoon-hit kapatids rise through these tough times,” said Orlando B. Vea, concurrent Chief Executive Officer for Sun Cellular and Chief Wireless Advisor for Smart. With the developmental planning and community

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(L-R): Reuben S.J. Pangan, Vice President-Customer Relationship Management of Sun Cellular, Orlando B. Vea, CEO of Sun Cellular & Chief Wireless Advisor of Smart, Napoleon L. Nazareno, President and CEO of PLDT & Smart , Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman, PLDT & Smart, Esther O. Santos, President of the PLDT-SMART Foundation, and Ramon R. Isberto, Head of PLDT & SMART Public Affairs.

restoration efforts already underway, Sun and Smart also continue to spark generosity among mobile subscribers by tapping on their existing over-the-air technologies and putting up a centralized text donation service for the benefit of these typhoon victims. “As we aim to facilitate

the coming in of more relief funds, we have also made it easier and more seamless for our subscribers to send in their donations through text,” explained Vea. “This way, we hope to foster the bayanihan spirit and encourage more Filipinos to help out their fellowmen, especially in these times of need.”

Both members of the country’s largest telecommunications conglomerate, as well as the MVP Group of Companies, Sun Cellular and Smart Communications continue to join forces and partner with different organizations to put up sustainable programs for disaster response and emergency relief.

Cebu Pacific Air takes delivery of its first A320 with Sharklets FIRST and only Philippine carrier to operate the latest version of fuel-efficient A320 Family Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets today during a ceremony in Manila, becoming the first operator of the new fuel-saving wing tip devices in the Philippines. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices allowing airlines to reduce fuel burn by up to 4% on longer sectors. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and are standard on all members of the A320neo Family. Cebu Pacific Air today operates 34 A320 Family aircraft, and has 48 more on order for future delivery, comprising 18 A320ceo and 30 A321neo. “In line with our strategy to operate the youngest, most-modern fleet possible, we are delighted to become one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the A320 with Sharklets”, said Lance Gokongwei, CEB President and CEO. “Thanks to the four-percent fuel savings offered by the Sharklets, we will further benefit from the A320 Family’s unbeatable operating costs, making sure we remain competitive by offering low fares, together with the most extensive route network, to our passengers.”

SAN Juan Rep. JV Ejercito Estrada urged the Department of Tourism (DOT) to take advantage of the citations given to the Philippines as one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Ej e rc ito E st r a d a made the statement after the Philippines was given the Best Tourism Destination award by China’s English daily, “Oriental Morning Post.” The citation was based on a consumer survey conducted by the newspaper. Also, American travel magazine “Conde Nast Traveller” recently included the Philippines in its list of “Top Tourist Destinations to Watch in 2013.” Last week, the Philippines received the “Most Romantic Destination” award from another English daily in China, the “Shanghai Morning Post.” The award was also based on a consumer survey. “The DOT should now step up its efforts to promote the Philippines as a tourist spot. At the same time, government should implement the necessary reforms to develop the tourism industry,” said the young lawmaker. He said the government should immediately upgrade major airports in the country and improve other tourism infrastructure to boost tourist arrivals. The senatorial candidate from the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) said the government should focus on developing the country’s tourism industry given its potential to create more jobs and provide business opportunities to local entrepreneurs. Ejercito Estrada said that while the country has many wonderful tourist spots that could lure in travelers, the Philippines is still being edged out by other Southeast Asian countries in terms of attracting tourists. Malaysia, for instance, was visited by 24.7 million tourists in 2011 while only 3.91 million tourists visited the Philippines that same year.

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CEB-Sharklet 2.jpg – CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei and Airbus Senior VP for Sales-Asia Jean-Francois Laval do the ceremonial champagne ceremony on the wing of CEB’s newest aircraft.

“Cebu Pacific is one of the great success stories in the Asian low cost market,” said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus. “The additional economic and environmental efficiencies offered by the Sharklet-fitted version of the A320 will enable the airline to benefit from even lower operating costs and further enhance its competitive position in the fast-growing Asian market.” Sharklets are made from light-weight composites

and are 2.4 meters tall. Cutting airlines’ fuel bills by around four percent, Sharklets offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing increased payload capability of up to 450 kilogrammes. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling and most modern single aisle aircraft Family. To date, over 9,000 aircraft have been ordered and over 5,400 delivered to more than 380 customers

and operators worldwide. CEB operates the most extensive network in the Philippines with 32 domestic destinations and hubs in Manila, Cebu, Clark, Iloilo, Kalibo and Davao. It offers 21 international destinations, namely Bangkok, Bali, Beijing, Brunei, Busan, Dubai, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Incheon (Seoul), Jakarta, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Osaka, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Taipei and Xiamen.

CAGAYAN DE ORO -It has been a tradition for Limketkai Mall to celebrate a spectacular, fun-filled Chinese New Year every year, and this year is no exemption. The Chinese New Year is the biggest annual festival for the Chinese- Filipinos. This year, the Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies in partnership with Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts is holding the 7th Spring Film Festival at the Rotunda, Limketkai Mall on February 7, 8 & 9 at 5PM. There are Five (5) Films on the 7th Spring Film Festival movie line-up, that includes: The Piano in a Factory, Love for Life, Storm Warriors to name a few, admission is free. This year’s festival features different faces of Chinese society. To officially open the Chinese New Year Celebration, taste the different Chinese food and delicacies on February 8,9 & 10 with a 3-day Chinese Food Bazaar at the Rotunda from 10AM-8PM. As the Chinese New Year falls on February 10, 2013 (Sunday), expect a day- long event for the whole family. There will be a motorcade at 8AM from Rodelsa Circle to Limketkai Mall spearheaded by the Misamis Oriental Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Inc. (MOFCCCII). And don’t miss the Lion Dance at 11AM until 3PM around the mall. Afternoon performances during the 3-day event will be shown at 4PM with MUST Gintong Amihan Dance Troupe on February 8, Kong Hua School on February 9 and Oro Christian School on February 10. These exciting events will be happening at the Rotunda, Limketkai Mall. Join us and get ready to usher in the Year of the Green Water Snake as we celebrate the Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fat Cai !


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B of the North-Central Mindanao Revolutionary Command swooped down on houses of active and retired military officers in Kinoguitan about 7:00 a.m. Tuesday. He said the rebels seized issued firearms, military uniforms, combat boots, and other belongings before fleeing toward the mountainous villages of Kinoguitan. A team from the 58th IB that conducts clearing operations in the hinterlands of Kinoguitan and the neighboring town of Sugbongcogon immediately established blocking forces in the hinterlands on receiving the report, Osias said. He said another team from the 58th IB’s based company were dispatched to chase after the rebel forces who withdrew to unknown direction. CD

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doctor and the lawyer, inside the court room where his cases were to be tried. What did he mean by that? Why did he say “end of justice”? What prompted Pope to cry, “end of justice”, inside the very palace where justice is supposed to be dispensed with? Whatever, it was clear that, aside from great anger and despondency, Pope obviously no longer believed in the capacity of the courts, and of the country’s justice system, to dispense justice in his cases. And whatever be the reason for this disbelief in our justice system, it was clear that Pope perceived that he himself had to take action, and take the law into his own hands. With due respect, I am not saying that these perceptions were true or justified. What I am merely trying to do here is to raise questions that may perhaps afford a satisfactory explanation as to why a foreigner like Pope, a man used to reason because he was a journalist, can resort to senseless violence without regard to his own safety. Perhaps, if we can find this explanation, we can do something

to prevent similar killings from happening again in the future. -ooo“MAINTAIN JUSTICE IN THE COURTS”: This is the reason why this column has always been advocating that justice be strictly maintained in all our courts, not only because that is the bedrock of a true democratic system, not only because that is necessary and desirable to maintain peace and order in our country, but more because that is what God commands in His Word, the Bible. In Amos 5 of the Bible, these are what we will find as admonitions for everyone to maintain justice in the courts: “There are those who turn justice into bitterness and cast righteousness to the ground… There are those who hate the one who upholds justice in court and detest the one who tells the truth. “There are those who oppress the innocent and take bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts… Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts… let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream… Therefore this is what the Lord, the Lord God Almighty, says: `There will be wailing in all the streets and cries of anguish in every public square’…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@ yahoo.com, or mmauriciojr111@gmail.com.

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was my political officer for Cagayan de Oro-Bukidnon during my last senatorial campaign.” Gino was an active youth leader, a former official of the Sangguniang Kabataan, a delegate to the 5th National Youth Parliament and was a devout Catholic layman. Recto added: “Gino was only 26 years old and could have been a good lawyer after taking the bar recently. He has no known enemies except for those threatened by his expanding footprint

in local politics.” “I’m personally outraged by this dastard act. I strongly condemn the senseless killing of a young man whose only fault was to dedicate his life toward serving his community. I appeal to the leadership of the PNP not only to zero in on ridding Metro Manila and nearby environs of loose firearms but also enforce it even in far-flung provinces. I offer my condolences to Gino’s family and friends, especially to his mother, Elvisa. I trust that concerned agencies would see to it that Gino’s killers would be brought to justice very soon,” said Recto. The victim is also a member of Valencia City mayor Leandro Catarata’s city council. Mayor Catarat, in a media interview was close to tears saying he was so saddened with the death of Zambrano. The mayor added that the victim was one of his trusted leaders in the city whose brand of public service is high integrity.

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Administration (Pagasa) has reported yesterday that another Low Pressure Area was seen to cross southeast of General Santos City that heavy rain showers are expected to affect Caraga region, Davao, Soccsksargen, Northern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas. Bunawan Mayor Edwin “Cox” Elorde said even there was sunny weather, water levels that already rose to as high as 16 feet from the ground continue to flood residents living near the river banks of Sumilao river and Agusan river. Bunawan was among the four towns in Agusan del Sur which have been also heavily affected by typhoon Pablo last month. He however noted even as water has started to subside in five other flood-prone villages along Sumilao river , the flood waters engulfed the entire 19,000-hectare Agusan Marsh. “It seems like you can no longer see land in the wide marshland.” “We expect floodwaters to go up again when the

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low pressure area that could develop into a storm will hit the neighboring provinces,” Elorde said. Already, Elorde said evacuation centers in the higher grounds and at the town center were set up and relief goods were readied. He called on residents to be prepared and ensure the safety of their children to avoid human casualties. Over the years, residents in Bunawan and six other neighboring river towns have been experiencing heavy flooding brought about by the run off of rain water from the Diwata mountain ranges that traverse Surigao del Sur in the east, Bukidnon in the west, Compostela Valley in the south. Studies also showed that Agusan Marsh is the catch basin of the Agusan-Davao plain since it is the lowest point of Agusan River Basin and serves as confluence of different tributaries of Agusan River.

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led by alias ‘Susay’. “The CPP-NPA, known for its revolutionary character and ruthless ideology, has been continuously using deceptive and oppressive operations to instill fear on hapless Filipinos,” police officials added. “Police force encourages all peace-loving countrymen to denounce such violence and to help authorities tear down that blood-red flag with hammer and sickle., the police report concluded.

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that a candidate or party may use for their broadcast advertisements or election propaganda relative to the May 13, 2013 elections to be, as follows: An aggregate total of 120 minutes for candidates/ registered political parties for a national elective position and 60 minutes for a local elective position, for television advertising, whether appearing on national, regional or local, free or cable television. An aggregate total of 180 minutes for candidates/registered political parties for a national elective position and 90 minutes for a local elective position, for radio advertising, whether airing on national, regional or local radio, either by purchase or donation, In cases where two or more candidates or parties whose names, initials, images, brands, logos, insignias, color motifs, symbols, or forms of graphical representations are displayed, exhibited, used, or mentioned together in the broadcast election propaganda or advertisements, the length of time during which they appear or are being mentioned or promoted will be counted against the airtime limits allotted for the said candidates or parties. The cost of the said ad-

vertisement will likewise be considered as their expenditures, regardless of whoever paid for the advertisements or to whom the said advertisements were donated. Meanwhile, appearance or guesting by a candidate on any bona fide newscast/ news interview/news documentary, if the appearance of the candidate is incidental to the presentation of the subject or subjects covered by the news documentary, or on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events, including but not limited to events sanctioned by the Comelec, political conventions, and similar activities, shall not be deemed to be broadcast election propaganda within the meaning of this provision. To determine whether the appearance or guesting in a program is bona fide, the broadcast stations or entities must show that prior approval of the Comelec was secured and that candidates and parties were afforded equal opportunities to promote their candidacy. Resolution 9615 also provides that a copy of the broadcast advertisement contract be furnished to the Comelec, through the Education and Information Department, within five days from contract signing.

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Bay to the west, Magallanes to the south, Madrid, Surigao del Sur to the east. It is 29 kilometers away from Butuan City. It is generally flat with rolling hills and swamplands in its western part. The highest of all mountains in Caraga Region, Mt. Hilonghilong rises in this city 2,012 meters above se level. POPULATION Cabadbaran is the capital city of the province of Agusan del Norte. It has a population of 69,241 based on the National Statistics Office Census of 2010. HISTORY Cabadbaran was founded in 1894 to rise from its Spanish period beginnings and become the premier town of Agusan del Norte. Its cultural heritage is evident in preserved colonial period houses and archaeological collections. Following its recent declaration as a city, it is also the officially designated capital of the province per Republic Act No. 8911. It is politically subdivided into 31 barangays. Cabadbaran’s existence could be traced back in 1200 AD. Traces of the existence of 12th century villages could be found along ancient waterways dissecting its territory along the old creeks of Caasinan, Cambuayon, and Capudlusan, where preSpanish Cabadbaranons once lived, worked and died during the 9th-12th centuries, contemporaneous with the old archaeological sites in Butuan City. Artifacts from these preSpanich villages could be found today at the Cabadbaran City Artifacts gallery now

housed at the City Library. No records could be found of what transpired in Cabadbaran during the early years of Spanish colonization except for the solitary site in Sanghan which exhibited Chinese ceramics made during the 15th-16th centuries. Records showed that Cabadbaran was first mentioned in history as a small village chosen by Spanish authorities to become a new reduction which they called “La Reunion de Cabadbaran” in 1867. Added to the existing small community at that time were the inhabitants of Bunawan, Talacogon and Solibao who were coerced by Spanish authorities to migrate to La Reunion. Ten years later, in 1879, La Reunion was disbanded. Those from Upper Agusan went back to their places of origin and the remnant population were attached to the town of Tubay. In 1880-1881, Fr. Saturnino Urios revived the reduction but named it Tolosa in honor of his hometown in Spain. This reduction increased the population with migrant settlers coming from the Visayas. In 1880, its leadership under Teniente del Barrio Don Eduardo Curato, applied for township through a petition to Spanish authorities which was approved on January 31, 1894. Separated now from Tubay, the new pueblo still named Tolosa, increased in population and its economy was propped up by agriculture (rice production) and commerce (abaca trading). This steady growth was disrupted by the revolution against Spain in 1896. But even at that time, no significant turmoil occurred in Cabadbaran until the coming of the American occupation forces in 1901. AMERICAN OCCUPATION The superiority in arms of the Americans forced Filipino forces in Agusan, including those in Cabadbaran led by Capt. Andres Atega were forced to surrender. Under American rule and tutelage, Tolosa, was now called again as Cabadbaran as proposed by Atega, and became a center of growth in Northern Agusan. A new generation of leaders emerged. One of them was Apolonio “Oyok” Curato, a son of Eduardo, who became a lawyer and represented Agusan in the 1935 Constitutional Convention. He became a governor and congressman of the undivided province of Agusan. In economy, Cabadbaran started abaca production from the extensive coconut plantations established at the start of the American occupation. Rice remained as staple crop grown in the ricefields of present day areas of Calibunan and Mabini. The Agusan-Surigao road became serviceable in the 1930s. Several bus companies, among them MASTRANCO, started servicing this route, which contributed to economic growth. Next: World War II


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Mindanao Daily News (January 24, 2013 Issue)