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thursday | january 24, 2013

Davao City l Davao Oriental l Davao del Sur l Davao del Norte l Compostela Valley

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



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.

MDN: JAN. 24 & 31, 2013

(SGD.) VIRGIE A. COQUILLA Municipal Civil Registrar

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)

-Chairman -Vice-Chair -Secretary -Member - Member

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.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental Municipality of Lagonglong


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

Mindanao Daily News (January 24, 2013 Issue)  
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