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AS of 2 a.m. yesterday, a Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 1,110 km east of Mindanao (6.0°N, 137.0°E) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Northeast monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. Eastern Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. source : pagasa


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Bombo Radyo holds annual confab in Iloilo Bombo Radyo Philippines, the country’s number one radio Network will again gather its Managers and top executives from all over the country for a week long strategic planning sessions from January 07 to 11, 2013 in Iloilo City dubbed Top Level Management Conference 2013, in its continued efforts to bring the best of what radio can offer to its listeners. With its theme: BOMBO RADYO…MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES…FOR THE WORLD, the

Top Level Management Conference will discuss the Network’s best practices distilled through years of application in various settings as well as creative innovations that helps it to be continually relevant to the lives of its listeners in the digital age. Founded through hard work and honed through a resiliency of spirit very much reflective of its small city roots, Bombo Radyo Philippines personnel under the able leadership of media mogul and business guru Dr. Rogelio

M. Florete, has remained the top choice for advertisers and politicians alike who aspire to bring their product and their advocacies into the consciousness of people from all walks of life. A stickler for thorough planning, correct implementations and encompassing follow through for effective results, Dr. Florete’s hands-on brand of leadership has been passed on and mentored to his children, Executive VicePresident Rogelio C. Florete, Jr and Senior Vice-President Margaret

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Northern Mindanao’s port collector underfire bombo | page 10


Officials, employees ask PNoy to spare Castigador By GERRY L. GORIT and RUEL PELONE of Mindanao Daily News

BSP launches credit surety fund in Misor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Despite reports from the Ombudsman about the dismissal of lawyer Anju Nereo Castigador from the service, he still is the Bureau of Customs Collector in Northern Mindanao pending receipt of a memorandum from Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, according to BOC-10 deputy collector Marvin Mison. Mison said Castigador has been on leave since December 26 but is expected to be back in office next week. “The dismissal order is not final in the absence of a memo from Commissioner Biazon,” Mison said. He added that the employees of the BOC-10 have written an

open letter to President Benigno S. Aquino III signifying their support to Castigador. Copies of the letter were furnished to the Ombudsman and Customs Commissioner. “We, the officials and employees of the Bureau of Customs, Port of Cagayan de Oro and its port | page 10

Customs collector Anju Nerio Castigador speaks to reporters last year about the collection target of the Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao. He said the old dilapidated customs building in the Port of Cagayan de Oro would undergo a facelift. The renovation was completed before the year ended. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

PNoy’s cheap labor policy Second of three parts

ment habitually compares wages in the Philippines with wages in To dodge calls for a substan- few countries with lower wages, tial wage hike and still look good KMU chairman Elmer “Bong” to voters, the Aquino govern- Labog observed. He explained:


“That’s because the Aquino government wants Filipino workers’ wages to be ‘globally competitive,’ (so) it is impoverishing workers even more.” In inviting foreign

investors into the Philippines, the Department of Trade and Industry promotes Filipino labor as “cost efficient in terms labor | page 10

THE national government, private sector and the people are joining hands to make credit more easily accessible to small businesses in Northern Mindanao through the creation of the Northern Mindanao Credit Surety Fund (NMCSF). BSP Monetary Board Member Felipe M. Medalla and Misamis Oriental Provincial Governor Oscar S. Moreno join 15 cooperatives in signing a Memorandum of Agreement to officially create the NMCSF on Monday, January 07, 2013 at a local hotel. The occasion also marks the 83rd anniversary of Misamis Oriental’s creation as a separate province. “The Credit Surety Fund represents our joint effort with the national government through the BSP, the private sector through the banks and the people through the BSP | page 10

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Government pours P745.5m for peace, development efforts

out-of-school youth availed of the SPES. The number of beneficiaries is projected to increase this year to 1,400. Under the program, the city government shoulders 40-percent of the wages of the students with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) paying the remaining 60-percent. SPES is mandated under Republic Act No. 9547, otherwise known as “An Act

To Help Poor But Deserving Students Pursue Their Education By Encouraging Their Employment During Summer and/or Christmas Vacations. The program aims to help poor but deserving students pursue their education. Also included in the budget of the PESO is P300,000 for the holding of job fairs to help provide employment to the city’s constituents.

Bolstering the Aquino administration’s agenda of facilitating socio-economic growth in risk-prone areas, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved an additional P745.5 million to bolster peace and development activities throughout the country under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan Program (PAMANA). “The release complements the progress we’ve so far made at establishing security and development across the country. Through these funds, we can help ensure that impoverished families in conflict-affected areas will receive critical goods and services that were, in the past, compromised by regular armed conflict,” Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said. This additional funding allocation will buttress the implementation of closure agreements in the Cordilleras and Visayas, support PAMANA communities affected by Typhoon Pablo, information, education and communication efforts on the peace negotiations, among other activities.

Mobile phone operator of its best-value services to make it even easier for Sun Cellular continues to as it recently partnered PLDT subscribers to apply intensify the accessibility with parent company PLDT for a Sun Cellular Mobile subscription. “Now that we are part of the group, we embark on this program with PLDT to proactively reach out to more value-seeking users and particularly, make it even easier for PLDT subscribers to avail of our smartphone plans and unlimited services,” says Ricky Peña, Senior Vice President of Sun Cellular for Postpaid,

Broadband, New Business and Marketing Services. Peña s ays that this partnership program assures P L D T subscribers an enhanced overall experience of Sun Postpaid, from the further simplified application process down to the

boosting of offerings with value-added and promoexclusive features. “To apply for a Sun Postpaid line, PLDT subscribers would simply need to visit The Sun Shop and present a valid ID with signature, along with their most recent PLDT billing st atement,” Peña explains.

Board Member Alfeo U. Baguio (4th from left) hands over a check worth P1 Million to Davao Oriental Governor Corazon T. Nunez-Malanyaon as donation for the victims of typhoon Pablo from the Provincial Government of Bukidnon headed by Governor Alex P. Calingasan and Vice Governor Jose Maria R. Zubiri, Jr. Photo by Ben D. Arche

SPES to have budget of P3.2m this year INSTEAD of the proposed P2.7 million budget, the Special Program for Employment of Students will have a budget of P3.2 million in 2013. This is part of the report and recommendations of the 16th City Council as a committee of the whole, which was approved during the last regular session of 2012 presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas.

The increase in the amount was reviewed by the bicameral committee headed by Councilor Simeon V. Licayan, chair of the committee on finance and ways and means. Licayan also presided over the marathon budget deliberations for the 2013 budget. MORE BENEFICIARIES According to PESO Manager Juvy Paza,last year about 1,000 students and

This allocation is part of the P32.3 billion in new expenditure items recently approved by President Benigno S. Aquino III. PAMANA is jointly implemented by the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPAPP), the Department of National Defense-Armed Forces of the Philippines (DND-AFP), the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and the Regional Government of the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The program establishes policy reforms at the national level, delivers social services to conflictaffected communities, and links these communities to markets for job generation and for easier flow of goods and services through vital infrastructures like farmto-market roads. The Philippines was ranked as one of the top 5 countries with the highest improvements in peacefulness this year— together with Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Bhutan, and Guyana—based on the 2012 Global Peace Index by the Institute for Economics and Peace.

Peña added: “We’ve also made it easier for them to avail of our best-selling plans like the SunDroid Rush, which offers an Android tablet and smartphone at Plan 600, as well as the HTC Explorer smartphone package under the Sun Plan 450.” Under this program, availing PLDT subscribers also get extra 15 minutes of calls to all networks and landline numbers for the first six (6) months of their Sun Postpaid subscription. “Further to having a reliable landline service and a stronger wireless internet connection in their homes, we encourage PLDT subscribers to make the good choice of completing their connectivity experience with the best-value mobile services of Sun Postpaid,” Peña adds. Apart from this joint initiative, Sun Cellular has also been working with PLDT to implement key network synergies and strengthen further its infrastructure support for its continuously growing line of services and subscriber base nationwide. Sun Cellular is a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Group.

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City orders BJMP to secure inmates from intimidation By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

ZAMBOANGA CITY, - In a directive issued yesterday to City Jail Warden JCInsp. Julius Aro and the Logistics head JInsp.Pablo Villafuerte Jr. by city Mayor Celso Lobregat, the chief executive instructed the jail officials to ensure that all inmates at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center (ZCRC) are safe from threats and intimidation. The directive was also “especially” specific to 8 suspects in the October 10 grenade throwing incident of which said suspects are being detained at ZCRC pending trial. “Lobregat issued the directive as the chief executive expressed concern on alleged attempts to have the grenade-throwing case dismissed and shelved,” revealed Vic Larato , Information Division, City Hall. Larato in a press state-

ment said Lobregat clearly stressed he does not want this case to suffer any technicalities “following reports that a lawyer was able to get inside the city jail and got a retraction from one of the suspects. “ Larato said the mayor strongly emphasized that “this is a case that will show to all, that here in Zamboanga, criminals are caught and prosecuted.” According to Larato, Lobregat has asked Maj. Arro to investigate how

that particular lawyer, who is not a legal counsel of any of the 8 suspects, was able to go inside the jail and got a retraction from one of the suspects. Larato recalled “the October 10, 2012 incident was perpetrated by two motorcycle riding men who lobbed a grenade on a Navarra vehicle owned and driven by Hadja Farida Radja, a businesswoman, while the latter was along the intersection of Gov. Camins and Canelar Road.

Radja escaped unhurt but her vehicle was partially damaged.” “Authorities immediately collared the two grenade throwers and follow-up operations led to the arrest

Flashflood hits 10 villages, affects 477 families in Valencia City By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

MALAYBALAY CITY, — At least 477 families left their homes in Valencia City, Bukidnon, January 2 dawn, as flash floods hit the city’s 10 villages due to continuous rains spawned by tropical storm ‘Auring’. Alejandro Larosa, Operations Chief, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), said 156 families from Maapag, 114 families from Batangan, and a total of 207 families from the villages of Catumbalon, Lumbayao, Lumbo, Pinatilan, Poblacion, San Isidro, Sinabuagan and Sugod were brought to the city evacuation centers. Larosa reported that the floodwaters in Pulangui

River—a major tributary to Rio Grande de Mindanao— started rising as early as 5:55am and overflowed in less than an hour, ravaging several houses in said villages. “However, there were no reports of casualties because as the floodwaters

surge, a ‘forced evacuation’ order was carried out by the local authorities, CDRRMC and rescuers,” he said. Valencia City, the province’s agricultural backbone, has 31 barangays, which was recently ravaged by tropical storms ‘Sendong’ and ‘Pablo’.

Ars enio A l agenio, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, meanwhile, reported that the local government has started the relief efforts by distributing food packs containing rice, noodles, sardines and other family packs to the affected families who are now staying at their respective barangay halls/gymnasiums. “The Provincial DRRM operations office is still assessing the cost of the damages brought by this flashflood,” Alagenio said. He added that the local DRRMC is still on the watch for possible flooding due to intermittent rain showers in most parts of the province. (RLRB, PIA Bukidnon)

of 9 others and the seizure or recovery of firearms and motorcycles and other gadgets used paving the way for the solution of another crime perpetrated in the city earlier, “ Larato said.

He added “of the 11 suspects arrested, 8 are detained at the City Reformatory Center, as the 3 others were released for lack of evidence.”(JPA/ PIA9)

Framework Agreement, explained to N. Cotabato village officials By Oliver Ross V. Rivera

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato, - Over 2,000 barangay officials from the 1st district of North Cotabato underwent a forum regarding the Bangsamoro Framework Agreement. Said forum started on December 24 and lasted until January 2. The forum was an initiative of office of House Committee on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity Chairperson Cong. Jesus Sacdalan. In his message, Cong. Sacdalan urged the local officials to help them disseminate to their constituents what they had learned and what the framework agreement is all about. Sacdalan also committed to focus on the grassroots and continue conducting forums and information drives in the

PPALMA area regarding the Framework Agreement. PPALMA is composed of the municipalities of Pikit, Pigcawayan, Alamada, Libungan, Midsayap and Aleosan. The Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro is a preliminary peace agreement signed in the Malacañan Palace last October 15, 2012. This calls for the creation of a political entity named Bangsamoro, replacing the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. At present, the government panel and its Moro Islamic Liberation Front counterpart are working on the annexes of the framework agreement. (ORVRivera-PIA12/ RRBautista-N. Cot. 1st Congressional District Office)

also identified an alternative where the evacuees can stay in case they do not want to return to their old abodes or communities. “We are not saying no to evacuees but they have

to understand that once alternative shelters are made available to them, then the schools should be prioritized for the students,” he said.(RGA/LAC/ PIA XI)

Classes stalled in Cateel as school still filled with evacuees By Carmencita A. Carillo

TAGUM CITY, - Classes in all schools affected by Typhoon Pablo in Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley resumed Thursday except for one school in Cateel which served as a temporary shelter for the evacuees after the typhoon. “We were alarmed when one school, particularly the Cateel National Agricultural High School failed to open up and start classes

because it is still being used as an evacuation area,’ Department of Education (DepEd) spokesperson Jenielito Atillo said. Atillo said the evacuees, consisting of around 89 families, refused to leave the school despite assurance of assistance and shelter by the concerned agencies. AusAid already provided tents for the evacuees so they can go back to

their communities but the evacuees refused to leave the school, he said. Wh i l e t h e a f fe c t e d schools in Cateel, Boston and Baganga only held informal classes in the form of psycho-social intervention for the children, he said, it is important that the children are brought back to school as regular classes are set to start on January 14. “This is the only school

with a major concern since all others have resumed classes,” he said. Atillo said the Mayor has already assured them he will talk to the families concerned and will try to convince them to get out of the schools. Atillo said the local government and the police authorities have already assured the safety of the former residential areas of the evacuees. The local government, he added, has


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More than a feeling

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THINK a minute. A little boy was asked what he thought about marriage. He answered: “God says that a man should have only one wife. This is called monotony!” That little boy, of course, meant to say “monogamy.” But some adults think that being married to one wife or husband for the rest of their life is monotony and boring! Possibly because we’ve listened to the love songs about the wonderful feeling of being in love. So we start to actually believe that real love is just the feeling of being in love. But loving a person is not just the feeling of being in

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst love with them. That may have been the beginning attraction and sparks that started the fire. But feelings are not enough to keep the fire going and your marriage strong and satisfying, especially through the hard times! You see, our moods and feelings change all the time. So love is not a feeling; love is a choice!

It’s a choice you and I make with our heart, mind, and will. Love is a decision that says: I choose you and only you, now and always, as my friend and lover for the rest of my life. I’m not throwing you back in the sea and going fishing again for a new wife or husband. I’ve caught my limit! I’m

keeping you for good. This is why Jesus Christ taught that a husband and wife become one person. So when you divorce, it’s like cutting off half of your body. It tears apart not only your life, but your children’s lives! If we keep needing a new thrill, then our thrills will just get fewer and weaker, until we’ve become a sad, lonely old man or woman. Because we never learned and chose to truly love. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you, and to take full charge of your heart? That’s when you can start enjoying the thrill of marriage and real love that lasts. Just Think a Minute.

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to take the company, underlying the when, where, who, why and how. Planning and vision are requirements for competent management. Human resources are key in creating a complementary work force that has the same objectives top of mind, a work force willing to participate and perform for the singular objective set out by management. To introduce intrigue and conflict into today’s already stressful business environment veers away from any unification attempts for management to have a work force perform as one. So why employ a perception of dissatisfaction for your staff members only to conquer them in the end—self elevation? Insecurities of a manager encumber the staff, work force and immediate supervisors who have to work with unattainable objectives. The weak operator who divides and conquers is a bad joke in a management position. That same manager will generate disaster and perhaps terminal closure of the business. To divide and conquer is a poor strategy. A cohesive workforce that targets a unified objective is the key to success. The absence of any objective is fatal and need not be discussed. To unify and work towards a single objective is the essential strategy for forward management.

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… However, if you do not listen to the Lord your God and do not carefully obey His commands… (He) will afflict you with madness… and confusion of mind…” (Deuteronomy 28: 15, 28, the Holy Bible). -oooM O R E SE N SE L E S S DEATHS WILL HAPPEN: I am sure there will be the usual “finger-pointing” on who should be blamed over the violent death of eight residents of Kawit, Cavite after a drug-crazed man mowed them down mercilessly and for no apparent reason with his unlicensed gun Friday, January 04, 2013, but then this will not bring back the lives of the victims nor return to normal the lives of those who were injured. And, what is more scary, this “finger-pointing” will not stop similar deaths by guns in the future in the other parts of Cavite and of the whole country. Friday’s horrible incident will be repeated again and again,

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio and it is not just because there are firearms and guns and other deadly weapons in the hands of people whose capacity and intelligence to own and possess them is frightfully undetermined. This would happen, even if a firearm or a gun or any other deadly weapon is, in reality, harmless by itself. Without their triggers being pulled, guns cannot kill, much less injure. Without the deadly weapons being used, no injury or death could ever come from them. They become awesomely deadly only when put to use by men and women who, for one reason or another, have decided to use them. -oooINSANITY & MADNESS OF KILLERS, CRIMI-

NALS: But, in more and more instances of the violent deaths or massacres in the Philippines and in other parts of the world in recent memory, there would seem to be no reason behind the killings other than the fact that the perpetrator or the killer or the criminal has gone insane. The case of the Kawit killer and the case of the Newtown, Connecticut, USA, shooter, as well as the case of the Chinese who slashed scores of children in a China school, seem to confirm the fact that people who have “lost their marbles”, in a manner of speaking, are the most likely persons who would go on a killing rampage. There is, to me, a perceptible rise of

“insane killers and criminals” almost everywhere. The cause of insanity maybe varied and different--imbibing illegal drug for the Kawit killer, having psychological disorders for the Newtown shooter and the Chinese slasher---but, it is quite clear that those whose minds are confused, or are afflicted with madness in one way or another, are the ones who have the capacity to kill and maim and destroy, and who are now actually killing, maiming, and destroying. -oooA WAY TO ADDRESS MASSACRES AND KILLINGS: What then do we do, to address these massacres, violent killings and other senseless attacks? The easy answer for many is, we cannot really do something because insanity, or madness, or confusion of the mind is something that is “personal” to the insane, or the mad person, or the individual whose mind is confused. Apart from rounding them MASSACRE | page 10

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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the LATE ISABEL ARAUNE-BONGCAWIL, who died on October 20, 2012, in Iligan Medical Center Hospital, Iligan City, that the said deceased left behind a Bank Time Deposit at United Coconut Planter Bank (UCPB). Aguinaldo St., Iligan City with Account No. 304090009810 and Philippine National Bank (PNB). Aguinaldo Branch, Iligan City with Savings Account No. _______; is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF BANK DEPOSITS OF THE LATE ISABEL ARAUNEBONGCAWIL, made and executed by and between the Heirs of the LATE ISABEL ARAUNE-BONGCAWIL, namely; ANTONIO U. BONGCAWILwidower, ALBERT A. BONGCAWIL, ELMER A. BONGCAWIL and LEAH A. BONGCAWIL, all of legal age, Filipinos, and residents of Purok 4, Tambo, Hinaplanon, Iligan City. as Per Doc. No. 315; Page No. 63; Book No. 108; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. LEO MONTALBAN ZARAGOZA.

MANILA- December has always been a frenzy month for residents of Barangay Payatas A in Quezon City what with ubiquitous pre-Christmas and post-holiday celebrations, but for long-time shanty dweller Mary Jane Ayah this was going to be an extra busy day for her. The news from a neighbor about an event in her barangay excited her all the more so she woke up early one morning with her two children in tow to make a first queue for

registration at the Payatas A covered court-cum health center, not knowing what was in store for the day. Mary Jane was one of hundreds of mothers, fathers and their children who trooped to the health caravan led by the Quezon City Health Department out of curiosity at first but were greeted with a fiesta atmosphere and a colorful bus that was conspicuously positioned in the crowd-laden venue. As the residents moved

about, they saw exhibits and video presentations, listened to health and maternal care lectures, and participated in games and entertainment show that fully described the Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan (LBK) health promotion campaign. In one corner, Philhealth representatives provided information on health insurance and distributed Philhealth cards to over 150 residents. “Maganda po itong event kasi marami po kaming natutunan sa pagplano ng pamilya. At dahil po doon, nagkaroon ng bonding ang aming pamilya (The event is good because we learned a lot about planning a family.),” she said. She participated in various activities in the past but for her, the health exhibit was the most educational and fun at the same time. Dr. Ivanhoe Escartin, Director IV of the National Center for Health Promotion of the Department of Health was bus | page 10

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City TN THF MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR THE REGISTRATION AND APPROVAL OF DIVORCE BY TALAQ AGREEMENT RUBANCIO D. LANOJAN JR., JOINED BY HER WIFE, MARJORIE HAYAG. Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------/

CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-103

ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of Divorce Agreement (Talaq) filed by the petitioners thru their counsel Atty. Hernan R. Tasbalba and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 22, 2006 at Manila, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was duly Registered with this court, both of them can he served with summons and notices at c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba, near MSU IIT Tihanga Hi-way Iligan City: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection and difference of religion between them resulted to their constant misunderstanding which usually end to quarrel by reason of which petitioner most often cannot observe or perform the rites of her religion; until their relationship manifested incompatibility and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for many years already since 2007, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby petitioners executed Memorandum of Agreement 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 the approval of the divorce by Talaq thereby severing their marriage bond on December 22, 2006, 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. Summons/ Notice was served upon respondent and subsequently the latter filed his manifestation of no objection and confirmation of the divorce by Talaq be executed against his wife, the herein petitioner. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on January 22, 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 newspaper 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 28th day of December, 2012 HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Jan. 3, 7 & 14, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF THE CONSOLADATED PETITION FOR THE REGISTRATION AND CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-100 APPROVAL OF TAFWID AND DIVORCE BY TAFWID, JOE ANN C. GAMANA. Petitioners. - Versus – DANTE A. GAMAN A, Respondent x----------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of Tafwid and Divorce by Tafwid filed by the petitioner thru her counsels Atty. Ike L. Roa and Atty. Hernan R. Tasbalba and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on July 31, 2002 at Cagayan de Oro City, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residence at Iligan City c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba, near MSU-IIT, Tibanga Hi-way, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection and difference of religion between them resulted to their constant misunderstanding which usually end to quarrel by reason of which petitioner most often cannot observe or perform the rites of her religion: until their relationship manifested incompatibility and reached the point at irreconcilability and they separated for many years already since 2008, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby respondent executed irrevocable Divorce by Tafwid dated December 6, 2012, 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 the approval of the divorce by Tafwid thereby severing their marriage bond on July 31, 2002, 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. Summons/Notice was served upon respondent and subsequently the latter filed his manifestation of no objection and confirmation of the divorce by Tafwid he executed against his wife, the herein petitioner. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on January 16, 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 Oder be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 20th day of December, 2012. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Jan. 3, 7 & 14, 2013

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SAN Juan Representative JV Ejercito Estrada urged the government to fasttrack the development of a roadmap which will outline strategies that will spur the growth of the local halal industry. The Philippine government is still in the process of drafting a "road map" which will outline measures to develop the local halal industry and allow exporters to comply with international standards for halal products such as food and medicines. Ejercito Estrada noted that Mindanao is strategi-

cally located and can easily export halal products to neighboring Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia where there are large Muslim populations. Establishing a local halal industry will also provide livelihood opportunities to those affected by typhoon Pablo in Mindanao, the young lawmaker said. “There are plenty of opportunities for locallyproduced halal products particularly since the demand for these have been increasing both in the domestic and global fronts," the solon said. The global halal market is currently estimated at $2.3 trillion and continues to rise due to the annual increase in Muslim population. "Halal" is an Arabic word which means any object or action that is permissible to use or engage in accordance to Islamic law.


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Sub-p or ts, st rong ly support and believe in the untiring efforts of Atty. Anju Nereo C. Castigador in making Cagayan de Oro an achiever port from an anemic, under-performing collection district by implementing genuine reforms leading it towards ‘Matuwid na daan,” said the BOC-10 employees in their two-page open letter addressed to President Benigno Aquino III. “We believe in his integrity,” Mison said of Castigador. “The arbitrary removal from service of Collector Anju Nereo C. Castigador by the Ombudsman-Mindanao––as reported in the news––will certainly rob the bureau of one of its gems, a loss that will decapitate the bureau and the public service in general,” said the BOC-10 employees in their open letter. The report of dismissal came out in Davao City, where Castigador served as an acting district collector of customs in the Port of Davao, last December 26. It said the Ombudsman has ordered Castigador dismissed from the service in connection with an administrative complaint filed by a businessman of the Davao City. The report also said that the Ombudsman has ordered Commissioner Biazon to implement the penalties. Mison, who is now the acting customs collector for Northern Mindanao pending the return of Castigador, said the BOC-10 has not received any order from Biazon yet. Meanwhile, as the officer

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cooperatives to help make more readily available loans that will accelerate growth in the entrepreneurial sector,” Gov. Moreno said. “The CSF, as guarantor, will help ease loan availability for businesses which have difficulty accessing credit. This project will help empower our small businessmen.” Initiated in August 2008, the CSF is a credit enhancement scheme which pools cash contributions from participating cooperatives, local government units and partner institutions to serve as surety in lieu of hard collaterals for loans extended by banks to micro, small and medium enterprises under the CSF Program. This NMCSF seeks to improve the bankability of cooperatives and capitalshort businessmen who have difficulty obtaining regular bank loans due to lack of or inadequate collateral, credit knowledge and credit track record. Under the CSF Program, credit facilities may now be accessed even in the absence of hard collateral through the issuance of a surety cover by the CSF in favor of the lending bank. “NMCSF is empowering our coops,” noted Norris C. Babiera, vice governor. “Misamis Oriental blazes the trail in this endeavor by leading the way in Region X. This joint agreement will benefit our cooperatives and access to capital made readily available to small entrepreneurs who have difficulty complying with regular bank collateral requirements. Thus, capital for our coop members is secured through this securitization.” Fifteen cooperatives and non-government organizations (NGOs) have signified their interest to join the program and contributed an aggregate amount of P9.4 million to the NMCSF, while the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental pledged P2.0 million. Now on its fifth year, the BSP said the CSF Program has been institutionalized in 19 provinces and seven cities nationwide. As of June 2012, BSP data disclosed 276 cooperatives

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from page 8 overwhelmed with the huge attendance for the LBK being done in a highly urbanized city. “We are surprised that so many attended and are hungry of information,” Escartin said. He clarified that it was not a medical mission but a comeon for information. For Noel Paestre, who was impressed with how an ordinary bus was transformed into a clinic and a health class, it was no longer about him but the welfare of her three children. “Madami akong natutunan, lalo na para sa mga bata (I learned a lot especially for my children.),” he said. He said any sign of malady needs immediate medical attention and that the Quezon City government provides free health services. Addressing the mothers and fathers who set aside their priorities for the day, Dr. Annie Inumerable, city health officer of Quezon City encouraged and challenged them to put to good practice what they have learned from the activities. “Sana ma-apply ninyo sa araw-araw na buhay ang mga natutunan ninyo sa araw na ito (Hopefully you can apply in your daily life the things you learned today.),” she said. Kristine, Gerard and Catherine who voluntarily rendered their expertise and time for the indigent residents of Payatas for the first leg of LBK underscored the importance of giving the right information for parents to be able to take care of their families. They also had high praises for the attendees who embraced the unique experience of a health caravan while keeping in mind the value of good health, responsible parenthood, maternal and child care. “Bilang provider, kailangan ng maraming patience. Gusto ko ng health classes kasi mas indepth yung natututunan nila doon (As information provider,

we need a lot of patience. I like the health classes because they get in-depth learning.),” Gerard said. The Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan: Kalusugan Pangkalahatan on Wheels (LBK-KP) is a nationwide comprehensive health promotion caravan that aims to bring information and education to families in remote communities. This is an initiative of the Department of Health through the National Center for Health Promotion (NCHP). Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI) provides technical assistance in the project implementation. Using a colorful fiesta setting, LBK-KP features a bus customized with consultation and examination clinics and a health promotion arena of interactive exhibit, health classes, storytelling sessions, and entertainment shows. Since its launch in 2011, the LBK-KP has proven to be an effective model for publicprivate partnerships in delivering critical health information and services As more private companies continue to give modest financial and in-kind assistance to sustain the health caravan. The LBK has travelled to eighteen areas directly serving over 38,000 people. In addition, over 1,800 pregnant and 8,000 children received prenatal and child care services on the bus. For all these efforts, the LBK is a finalist in the 2012 Good Practice Awards. The innovative bus, the first in the country will make a stop in nine areas in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao starting February next year.


from page 1 of wages over labor standard expectations and low operational cost.” The average wage received by Filipino workers for every hour worked in 2010 was not far from corresponding amounts received by workers in China ($1.36 in 2008) and India ($1.17 in 2007), based on the ILO report. But just comparing their wage rates tell little about their different purchasing power in their home countries. In China, workers’ families can buy their staple food, coffee, sugar, milk, detergent, cigarette, etc., in bigger bulk, and not in tiny retail packs as in the Philippines, noted Fred Engst, an American writer who lived and worked for decades in China, during a forum in Manila this year. That goods and some services (like phone call cards, electricity) can only be bought when retailed in tinier packs, as marketing experts in the Philippines affirm, tell much about the weak purchasing power of many Filipino families. Under Aquino, such diminishing purchasing power shows little prospect of improving. As his government began implementing a new wage system this year, a two-tier wage system, it sets a new, lower mandatory wage compared to current minimum wage (except in the capital where for 2012, at least, the “floor wage” and the minimum wage are the same). At the same time, Aquino’s new wage system further diffuses wage hike setting, from per region and per area (as the law on wage rationalization prescribes), to also per firm level. It is feared the system will further pull down the wages, as progressive labor groups said the more than two decades of regionalized wage setting have done on their wages. The ILO’s latest Global Wage

Report shows also that the growth of real wages in developing countries has remained smaller than before 2008 global financial and economic crisis. It also showed that workers are getting a tinier portion of companies’ incomes, which go mostly to profits, including shareholders’ dividends. Since the 2008 global economic crisis, many of the world’s top companies have already reported profits, due to their more intense exploitation of workers, although they call it by different names. (Fortune magazine calls this ‘an explosion in labor productivity.’ Or, “how well most companies have fared by pushing workers to create more value with fewer resources.”) A report on America’s 500 biggest companies, released by Fortune Magazine middle of this year, described last year as “the year of living profitably.” It notes that their biggest companies produced more at little new cost, “garnering exceptional returns on their capital” via “productivity gains and globalization.” Doing more business in “developing economies,” which include the Philippines, big American companies implemented brutal layoffs in their home countries and granted an average wage raise of only two-percent by 2011, while their profits per worker have risen to 50-percent above the level in early 2000s. In the Philippines, the Aquino government further puts its labor force at the disposal of such global companies coming in search of cheaper wages. Aside from continuing the Labor Export Policy (LEP), the Aquino government gives numerous perks for export-oriented businesses and business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, and ‘wage freezes’ or “the refusal to give decent wage hikes to workers,” as the KMU noted. “The Philippines should not go along with this global trend (paying workers meager wages while companies rake it in). That’s why we workers are pressing for a significant wage hike,” Labog said. This year, various labor groups have also formed a new alliance called ACT2Win to press for legislated wage hike, and to urge government to put an end to wage-cutting contractualization schemes. Speaking democracy while constricting rights Based on reports, Aquino, like Arroyo, includes in his administration’s counter-insurgency campaign the surveillance and harassment of labor unionists, labor leaders and labor organizers especially from the progressive bloc. Accusations that they support or join the communist New Peoples’ Army are used as justifications for vilifying, arresting and jailing unionists and organizers. There were also cases of extrajudicially killed labor unionists, leaders or organizers. On top of these, workers usually encounter various legal and regulatory constraints in forming and maintaining unions, initiating and concluding collective bargaining negotiations and in launching strikes. Under Aquino, the trend of fewer new unions hurdling constraints to registering with the labor department continues. In 2009, or the year before the 2010 elections, some 384 new unions managed to get registered. But after Aquino took the helm, new unions registered slid to 335 in 2010,

and 297 in 2011. As in years under Arroyo, the dwindling number of registered unions is not due to workers’ lack of interest or effort. The unionists of hardware supplier Co Ban Kiat and radio workers RMN-Manila were some of this year’s examples that workers continue to form unions. On the way toward registration and start of collective bargaining negotiations, new and even old unions were set back, at times decimated, by suspension or layoff of its officers and active members. Progressive union leaders told the total number of existing or registered unions with the labor department may not be wholly reliable, as many registered unions have faced dissolution or emasculation because of government-supported contractualization policy. As of this writing, Philsteel workers union in Southern Tagalog, and 3MR Decors in the capital, are on strike against mass termination and their firm’s apparent runaway shop. Some unionists also told they spend a long time and effort to file complaints with the National Labor Relations Commission and Court of Appeals and up to the Supreme Court, against attacks on them by the management. The quest for redress took years, they said. But winning their cases against, say, illegal termination, is still no assurance they would enjoy its benefits immediately. As in the case of the bus workers from the now defunct Times Transportation and Pantranco, they still have to continue their campaign for job reinstatement and/ or backpay and separation/ retirement pay. The labor department congratulates itself on maintaining a single-digit strike incidence for the last six years, even if this year, despite government record at brutally suppressing strikes, there were at least three times more strike occurrence compared to 2011. For most progressive unionists, the lack of recorded strike and the dwindling number of formally registered unions are not something a labor secretary should be proud of, if it were after democracy and supposed inclusive growth. The use of assumption of jurisdiction and compulsory arbitration has been bitterly criticized by organized labor who said it served as “license to kill,” literally and figuratively. Since Arroyo, the government’s use of power to intervene in labor disputes had consistently exceeded the number of actual strikes recorded, suggesting that it had indeed been actively used to preempt potential strikes. It apparently continued under Aquino. As of October this year, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz used her power to intervene in labor disputes in at least 12 cases, or four times the recorded actual strikes she had mentioned in her statement at the time. On Human Rights Day, unionists from Southern Tagalog marched to the main office of the labor department and threw red paint on its façade, to underscore what they call as “bloody record” of the department. They were blocked and manhandled by the police before they managed to spill red ink on the labor department’s pavement.


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Global Filipino School:

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The Global Filipino School was turned over in December 2012 to Bilar National High School by Globe Telecom, with improved facilities and infrastructure. Students had to share the computers and the cramped space at the old computer lab of BNHS (left photo). The building is now equipped with multimedia peripherals and wired and wireless Internet connection and to improve the learning experience for BNHS students. (right photo) During the turnover held December 12, BNHS ICT instructor Armand Lagria presented an overview of the plans for the Global Filipino School. The Global Filipino School is a competency-building initiative of Globe Telecom that seeks to transform public high schools into ICT centers of excellence and hopes to provide access to quality education.



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ard work and persistence always pays off—this is what 32-year old Armand Lagria has learned over the past years. Lagria started out as a utility assistant in the principal’s office of Bilar National High School in 2003. After getting his degree in secondary education at Bohol Island State University (BISU) in 2003, Lagria was hired as a teacher at BHS the year after. Now, he has a full plate t e a c h i n g Te c h n o l o g y a n d Livelihood education (TLE) to third year and fourth year high school students as well as Filipino to third year high school students. “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” shares the 32-year old TLE teacher. Lagria was also chosen to be part of the Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) Program of Globe Telecom which trains teachers on the use of integrated communications technology (ICT) in classroom instruction and the use of project-based learning approaches. With an intensive 54-hour, six-day Global Filipino Teacher training program to his name, Lagria is also one of the peer coaches tasked to train other teachers on new methods of teaching using ICT integration in his school district. When Bilar National High School was chosen to be the country’s first Global Filipino School in 2011 by Globe Telecom along with implementing partner, Coalition for Better Education (CBE), Lagria had mixed emotions. “I’m happy and proud but am also mindful of the big responsibility,” he says. The Global Filipino School is a competency-building initiative of Globe Telecom that seeks to transform public high schools into ICT centers of excellence and hopes to provide access to quality education. The first Global Filipino School was turned over to Bilar National High School in December 2012. “Masaya talaga ako. I’m thankful for the opportunities— first as a Global Filipino teacher, and now our school as a Global Filipino School—to become more effective in my work as a teacher,” says Lagria. “Behind all these blessings are also big responsibilities. My duties will not only be limited to the classroom setting but now, I am tasked to help influence and mentor my colleagues not only in our school but other schools as well to promote the use of ICT as a tool in teaching.”

The community-based ripple effect is what Globe hopes to achieve with the establishment of the first Global Filipino School in Bilar National High School. The ICT model school is equipped with wired and wireless Internet connection, multi-media peripherals, and is housed in an energy-efficient and environment-friendly building. “More than just the physical infrastructure, we are helping build a community of leaders— of principals, teachers, and community heads who will be trained on mentoring, collaborative learning, effective leadership and ICT tools for student assessment and school management,” says Rob I. Nazal, Head for Globe Corporate Social Responsibility. Lagria is both excited and anxious to get a headstart on the plans for the Global Filipino School. He excitedly shares, “Implementation and training will first be done at the school level before we move to the district level. We’ll also introduce the program to the school division to influence more schools.” With Lagria at the helm and with the support of Bilar National High School principal Maria Lileth Calacat, plans are underway for teacher training and ICT integration into the current high school curriculum. “We’re excited to teach more students with the new facilities and provide new avenues for learning. We want Bilar National High School to inspire and transform other communities and schools to be globally-competitive hubs for learning and teaching,” adds Lagria. “ Fr o m b e s t p r a c t i c e s , we want the school and community to be able to incuba te ‘next practices’. By investing in education, Globe is also helping ensure the sustainability and competitiveness of the locality. We are committed to developing exemplary leaders in the area of education who can be catalysts in nationbuilding,” continues Nazal. Bilar National High School was chosen to be the first Global Filipino School after an evaluation with focus on school management, teacher and student development, and ability and potential to forge partnerships and collaboration with the community stakeholders for sustainable development projects.


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


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

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


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Mechanics of the Search: Duration of the Search Awards Night

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

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


Mindanao Daily News (January 7, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News (January 7, 2013 Issue)