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AT 4 a.m. yesterday, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 300 km Southeast of Mindanao (5.5°N, 139.0°E ) embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Mindanao. Northeast Monsoon affecting Northern Luzon. Leyte Provinces and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashflood and landslides. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast to North will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough. source : pagasa


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January 8, 2013


Evacuation ordered anew

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19 villages flooded in GenSan, SoCotabato By Allen V. Estabillo

COMPOSTELA VALLEY - Following the continuous rain the past days due to Low Pressure Area, residents were helped to evacuate in Brgy. Taytayan, New Bataan. (a . dayao/ids comval)

Another low pressure area nearing Caraga, Davao By Mindanews DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/– Preemptive evacuation of residents in areas prone to floods and landslides have been ordered in New Bataan in Compostela

Valley province and Veruela and Sta. Josefa towns in Agusan del Sur as another low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted near Caraga and Davao regions, the second in four days and the third since Typhoon Pablo

struck the same regions on December 4. The weather bureau had earlier said that if the LPA intensifies into a tropical storm, it will be named “Bising.” In its 5 p.m. January 6

advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was estimated at 510 kms southeast of Mindanao as of 4 p.m. and that Mindanao will

Flashflood hits Valencia Run after City, 10 villages affected illegal Solon to DENR :


Assailing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for its failure to file charges and prosecute the people behind illegal logging that has resulted in massive flooding, killings thousands of Filipinos in Mindanao, lawmaker has initiated a Congressional inquiry to let the DENR loggers | page 10

By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy Batangan, and a total of 207 families from the villages M A L AY BA L AY C I T Y, of Catumbalon, Lumbayao, Bukidnon, At least 477 Lumbo, Pinatilan, Poblafamilies left their homes cion, San Isidro, Sinabuagan in Valencia City, Bukidnon, and Sugod were brought to Wednesday dawn, as flash the city evacuation centers. floods hit the city’s 10 vil- Larosa reported that the lages due to continuous floodwaters in Pulangui rains spawned by tropical River—a major tributary storm ‘Auring’. to Rio Grande de Mind Alejandro Larosa, Opera- anao—started rising as early tions Chief, City Disaster as 5:55am and overflowed Risk Reduction and Man- in less than an hour, ravagagement Office (CDRR- ing several houses in said MO), said 156 families from villages. Maapag, 114 families from “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’. Arsenio Alagenio, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, meanwhile, reported that the local villages | page 10

experience “cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.” Its 11 a.m. advisory said the LPA was spotted at 700 area | page 10

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/ – Nineteen villages here and in nearby South Cotabato province were submerged in floodwaters as several rivers and irrigation channels swelled anew late on Sunday afternoon due to continuous heavy rains in the area. Jerome Barranco, assistant director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 12, said Monday the floods affected portions of around a dozen low-lying villages in this city and seven others in Norala town in South Cotabato. A report from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council here said various irrigation canals traversing the city overflowed on Sunday afternoon following hours of almost nonstop heavy rains that started at around 11 .am. Among the areas affected by the floods were portions of barangays City Heights, FLOODED | page 10

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ENERO 31, 2012 – Fire destroyed nearly 20 houses in Dabatian and V. Castro Streets in Barangay Carmen in Cagayan de Oro. Fire Officer 2 Dennis Dales of the City Fire Station said the fire destroyed at least P1.3 million worth of property. Dales said the fire reportedly started from the house of a certain Belen Villadores. Investigators however have failed to determine the cause of the fire.

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Typhoon survivors are stakeholders, not just mere recipients of aid By BONG D. FABE of Mindanao Daily News BAN-AO, Baganga, Davao Oriental—Sur vivors of natural calamities such as typhoons are not just mere recipients of aid but key stakeholders in the difficult task of community rebuilding, thus they should have a hand in all activities conducted for their benefit so they will stand again as a self-sustaining community. With this “world-view”, the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs (BMG) adopted this village to focus its limited resources and efforts so that everyone of the 520 households here will be impacted and thus the whole community will regain its footing for a sustainable future. “Instead of treating the survivors as mere recipients of aid, they are considered as the key stakeholders in the difficult task of community re-building. Our intervention will try to cover the whole range of community needs: from organizing to provision of basic needs of food, water, medicines, etc.” said BMG head Charlito “Kaloy” Manlupig. To give the survivors the sense of being stakeholders — who have a say to what their future will be — BMG and its partner on the ground, the UK-based Disaster Aid International (DAI), started its “cash-forwork” program and other similar schemes. One of those who benefited with this scheme is Anasaria Mandawe, 36, whose husband and eldest son were killed when the Ban-ao DayCare Center

CLEARING. Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) survivors and volunteers help clear an area in front of the destroyed Ban-ao Elementary School where a temporary “Tent Community” will be set-up by the Balay Mindanaw Group of NGOs and Disaster Aid International for the survivors in Barangay Ban-ao, Baganga, Davao Oriental. (Photo by Bong D. Fabe building collapsed on them at the height of Typhoon Pablo (Bopha) on December 4, 2012. Mandawe is detailed as kitchen staff assigned to prepare food for the hundreds of BMG and DAI volunteers who are helping Ban-ao’s reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts. BMG has temporarily transformed the destroyed Principal’s Office at the Banao Elementary School as its headquarters while its own staff house is being constructed on a hill overlooking the school. “I am very happy and grateful to Balay Mindanaw and the Disaster Aid International for restoring my hope,” she said in the dialect after admitting that she lost all hopes of ever recovering from the Pablo’s devastation after her husband and 18-year-old son died, especially since she is left with 6 other children to care for.


Typhoon Pablo survivors and volunteers killed in carpentry help construct the temporary wash/bathing area as well as temporary cooking area of the “Tent Community” in Barangay Ban-ao, Baganga, Davao Oriental. Photo by Bong D. Fabe

55-year-old Florgardo Pontillas is among the survivor-volunteers who helped in the clearing and construction of the temporary cooking area, and washing and bathing area for the “Tent Communities” in Ban-ao. The tents are donated by DAI. “Work is very hard to find here now. I am glad that Balay Mindanaw is here to help us rebuild our barangay. But since Balay Mindanaw and its volunteers are just visitors here, we cannot expect them to stay for long. So it is really us, survivors, Ban-aowons, who have to rebuild our barangay,” he said. But BMG’s Manlupig said

that the group is in Ban-ao for the long haul, which is also why it is constructing its own office and staff house here. Other survivors are helping in clearing areas for the “Tent Communities” while others are helping in cutting felled coconut trees for use in the various construction works here. BMG, which launched its Disaster Response, Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Building (DRRRMRB) program right after several of its staff lost homes and properties when Typhoon Sendong (Washi) unleashed its wrath on the city on December 16, 2011,

is very much “at home” in barangay-(village-)based intervention programs “since birth.” The DRRRMRB is a program of the “original” NGO of BMG, the Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI). The other NGOs of the BMG started out as just “mere” programs of BMFI but later on became separate groups with its own set of officers and programs. “Our strategy is helping re-build resilient communities through barangay (village)-based and barangay-focused disaster response work in Davao Oriental. [And] the first key intervention is helping

the survivors set up their own tent community as a temporary emergency shelter while they reconstruct or repair their damaged houses. This community is the focus of our delivery of relief, rehabilitation, psychosocial and other assistance,” Manlupig said. As of the first week of January, volunteers of BMG and its partner on the ground, the UK-based Disaster Aid International (DAI), have helped pitched hundreds of tents in a cleared area fronting the destroyed Ban-ao Elementary School and beside the destroyed Roman Catholic Chapel. (Bong D. Fabe)

By AL JACINTO of Mindanao Daily News

main silent about the breach in security. The improvised explosive, assembled from mortar bombs and detonator, was found by locals in downtown area. The 6th Infantry Division did not give any statement about the breach in security despite the huge numbers of soldiers deployed in the province where its main headquarters are located. Army spokesman Col.

Prudencio Asto did not answer repeated phone calls by journalists trying to get a statement from the military about its failure to prevent bombing attempts. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the foiled bombing. “We are also conducting our own investigation into the recovery of bombs and other explosives in recent weeks and we are looking whether this has anything to do with the peace talks

between the MILF and the Aquino government. This could also be connected to politics or a third party trying to muddle up the peace talks,” Von al Haq, a rebel spokesman, told the Mindanao Examiner. The governor of Maguindanao, Esmael Mangudadatu, also did not give a statement about the foiled bombing, but had been the target of bomb attacks in the past and he blamed his political foes for all attempts to kill him. The MILF has signed a framework agreement with Manila in October for the creation of Bangsamoro homeland, which would replace the existing Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao comprising of the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi; and the cities of Marawi and Lamitan. (Mindanao Examiner)

MILF rebels launch own probe on series of foiled bomb attacks in Maguindanao COTABATO City––The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front has launched its own probe into the series of foiled bomb attacks in Maguindanao province. Civilians on Saturday discovered a powerful homemade bomb in Shariff Aguak town, but military and police authorities re-

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Maybank donates community center for ‘Sendong’ victims

Tagarda’s 68 face charges in court pyrotechnic ban here durwake at ing the Christmas and New City Hall DAVAO City––At least 68 of YearSr.revelries. Supt. Ronald M. De the 167 arrested individuals la Rosa, Davao City Police disclosed are now facing charges in Office (DCPO) chief said court for violation of City By BEN D. ARCHE of Mindanao Daily News

A vigil for the late centennial mayor Manolo Tagarda would be held at the city’s tourism hall in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday night. A city official said that Tagarda died last January 2. He said the city council has passed a resolution extending sympathy to the bereaved family of Tagarda. Tagarda was elected city councilor in 1995. He served as

Ordinance 060-02 or the

acting city mayor prior to the local election in 1998 where, by coincidence, he earned the title as ‘centennial mayor’ at that time. He served as acting city mayor when former city mayor Pablo Magtajas ran for Congress at that time.

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It is customary for the city government to offer a night vigil as a way of paying last respect to former city elected officials who die of old age or illness. Tagarda is the first elected city official to be accorded the rare honor this year.

Maybank Foundation, through Maybank Philippines, Inc. (MPI) recently finalized a donation for the Community Center at the Xavier Ecoville Resettlement Site in Cagayan de Oro for the displaced families affected by Typhoon Sendong in December 2011. The Community Center, a 200 square meter facility at the Xavier Ecoville Resettlement Site will be the central point of activities designed to help rebuild the lives of about 550 families who lost their houses and all belongings. Xavier Ecoville is a project spearheaded by Xavier University and the government of Cagayan de Oro with the support of various institutions from the private sector. It started with a 5 hectare land donated by Xavier University to the CDO government for the resettlement site. Photo shows MPI Presi-

Xavier Ecoville in CDO to house 550 displaced families

dent and CEO Hermino M. Famatigan, Jr. handing over a facsimile check to Father Robert C. Yap, President of Xavier University, to cover the expenses for building the Maybank Community Center. “The Maybank Foundation is looking at the sustainable, long-term effect of the Community Center to help rebuild the lives of our fellow Filipinos in Cagayan de Oro,” said Mr. Famatigan. “We thank Xavier University for giving us the opportunity to be of service to the community.” The Maybank Group is Malaysia’s regional financial services leader with an international network of over 2,200 offices in 20

countries namely Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong SAR & People’s Republic of China, Bahrain, Uzbekistan, Myanmar, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, Great Britain and the United States of America. The Group offers an extensive range of products and services, which includes commercial banking, investment banking, Islamic banking, stock broking, insurance and takaful and asset management. It has over 45,000 employees serving more than 22 million customers worldwide. In the Philippines, Maybank has 54 branches nationwide and has recently moved its corporate headquarters, the Maybank Corporate Centre, to Bonifacio High Street Central in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

ZAMBOANGA City––Philippine authorities disarmed two improvised explosives planted in the southern city of Kidapawan in Mindanao. The explosives, both made from mortar bombs and rigged to a mobile phone and a detonator, were

discovered in downtown Kidapawan. No individual or group claimed responsibility for the foiled bombing. There was no immediate statement from the 6th Infantry Division, but television reports said the

explosives were fashioned out from a pair of 60mm mortar bombs, and planted near a a budget hotel. GMA News reported that the bombs were discovered by a patrolling policeman Francis Sanchez. (Mindanao Examiner)

Police defused two bombs in Kidapawan

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deputizes Empowered youth facilitate Comelec electric coops gift-giving for IPs in May elections By 1st Lt. Joe Patrick A. Martinez

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AGUSAN del Norte – The Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through our Youth Incorporated (POINTY Inc) held a giftgiving dubbed as “Bagong Taon, Bagong Pag-Asa Para Sa Atong Mga Igsoong IPs” in Kitcharao town. The activity was done in partnership with the LGU of Kitcharao and the 402nd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, More than 500 Indigenous Peoples (IPs) from barangays Canaway, Hinimbangan, Bangayan and Mahayahay, all of Kitcharao

town and Brgy Ombong, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, have benefited from the activity. Earlier, POINTY has conducted a simultaneous gift-giving activity in Regions 10 and 13. Covered by both local and national media,

POINTY was able to reach efforts. out to different organizaKitcharao Mayor Jenry tions that later offered to Montante extended his join the group’s support deepest gratitude to the people behind the giftgiving in his municipality. He approved the budget for the expansion of the youth leaders organization in the locality to enable them to carry on the peace advocacy that the government is promoting. POINTY is set to expand itself in the coming years by way of conducting municipal youth leadership seminars, in collaboration with the LGUs, LGAs, PNP and the AFP in Northern Mindanao. (JPAM/asf )

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OROQUIETA City - The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has deputized the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the National Power Corporation (Napocor) and the Local Electric Cooperatives in connection with the May 13, 2013 elections. The deputation is provided in Resolution No. 9597 promulgated by the Comelec, recently, due to the need to provide sufficient uninterrupted electrical power supply during the critical days of the elections. Such resolution also complies with the Comelec mandate to conduct and ensure the holding of a free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible automated national and local elections, Atty. Cirilo E. Nala Jr., election supervisor of Misamis Occidental said. He said that as deputies, the above-mentioned agencies will provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements from May 13 to 20, 2013 that will be used in the voting and counting of votes, transmission and consolidation of results

and proclamation of winning candidates. Authorized to shut off other users of electric power, such as industries and other large commercial establishments during the said period to about 300 megawatts. Allocate these savings of electric power for distribution to strategic areas for use during the critical period of elections. For this purpose these agencies will secure, as much as possible, voluntary load curtailment commitments from the industries and large establishments prior to exercising their powers of unilaterally curtailing the power needs of said industries and large establishments. They will also give priority to the electrical power needs at the ballot distribution and retrieval centers, voting and counting places at the precinct level and at the canvassing centers. Likewise, such agencies will adopt such other measures as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this deputation, Nala added. (RCA-PIA10, Misamis Occidental/asf)

WESCOM disaster response team renders humanitarian assistance By Rene V. Carbayas

“I wish to thank my journalism adviser, Ms. Jinky A. Macario, for letting me join the radio broadcasting training at the BusinessWeek Mindanao Media Center on September 29, 2012. It was a realization of my long interest to experience such a kind of special and wonderful training. Now, I know that broadcasting is not only all about uttering the words clearly and properly, but also about functioning of mind appropriately.” - Jassel N. Tecson Manticao Central School, Misamis Oriental

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ISABELA CITY – The We s t e r n C o m m a n d (WESCOM) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines has sent out its disaster response task units to render humanitarian assistance to the survivors of Tropical Cyclone Pablo. The 6th Civil Relations Group, AFP, said the deployment is part of carrying out the AFP’s mandate during disasters and natural calamities. “We know the risk we face not only in defense of our people against security

threats, but also in providing life support to victims of nature's wrath,” WESCOM Commander Juancho M Sabban said. Commodore Rommel Oropesa, chief of the Command Operations Center reported that WESCOM has already provided transportation assistance in bringing relief goods to the affected areas, in coordination with the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council. M-35 trucks and BRP Emilio Jacinto (PS-35) were

also used to ferry the goods. “Responding to the needs of our people remains a call of duty for each and every one of us that is why our disaster response teams exist to quickly take action to the needs of the victims,” Oropesa stressed. Pablo entered the WESC OM are a of responsibility, particularly the northern part of Palawan province affecting El Nido, Taytay, Roxas, Culion, Coron, Araceli and Cagayancillo. (JPA/RVC/ WESCOM/PIA9-ZBST/asf)

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National Commission on Muslim Filipinos endorses “Thy Womb” By Danilo E. Doguiles

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato - The National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) is encouraging the Muslim communities in Soccksargen Region to watch “Thy Womb,”. “I am highly endorsing the Filipino movie, Thy Womb, to our Muslim communities,” Atty. Guialil R. Kanda, NCMF provincial director in General Santos City wrote in his letter of endorsement dated January 4. “(Thy Womb is) "a good vehicle in communicating interfaith and ecumenical spirit of respect and understanding for other people's beliefs, " he said. Directed by awardwinning director Brillante Mendoza, Thy Womb tackles the struggles of Shalela Sarail (Aunor), a Badjao midwife, and her husband Bangas-An of Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi. Shalela agonizes over

her own infertility and failure to bear her a child. To fulfil her husband’s only wish of having a child -anchored on the belief that a child is a tangible proof of Divine grace – Shalela resolved to find an appropriate woman who would agree to their proposal to become Bangas-An’s second wife and bear him a child as well as try to find money to pay for the dowry. The movie also stars Lovi Poe and Mercedes Cabral. The movie, which tells the couple’s story “against the backdrop of misleadingly projected war-torn Tawi-Tawi…shows the exact opposite of what most people perceived Mindanao

to be,” Kanda said. “While the movie revolves around the story of a Badjao couple, it generally handles not only the issue on religion but of being a Filipino. It fosters an appreciation of our culture that is part of our heritage as a nation.” It also tackles the life of the communities in Tawi-Tawi, their joys and struggles, and the colourful rituals and ceremonies as well as their problems with pirates and the military. Thy Womb is an entry of the Metro Manila Film Festival where it garnered several awards including Best Director for Mendoza, Best Actress for Aunor, Best Story, Best Cinema-

tography, Best Production Design, Gatpuno Villegas Cultural Award, and Most Gender Sensitive Film. Earlier, the film competed for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice Inter-

natinal Film Festival. It won three special prizes in the festival: La Navicella Venezia Cinema Award, the P. Nazareno Taddei Award - Special Mention, and the Bisato d' Oro Award

for Best Actress for Aunor. “By all means, let us support and watch this movie more so as it positively depicts Mindanao culture and traditions,” Kanda said. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12)

Contact Center ng Bayan just a text away By Robert E. Roperos

Citizens may call the BUTUAN City – In the con- it becomes easier and more tinuing effort to improve convenient for the public to CCB for instances of red public service delivery, the complain about inefficiency, tape and poor quality service government has set up a discourtesy, and fixing in in government agencies, such as fixing or collusion central helpline, dubbed as government services. Contact Center ng Bayan Accessibility of CCB via with fixers, disruption of (CCB). SMS started last December service during lunch break, no Citizen's Charter posted Accessible nationwide by 3, 2012. For CCB's initial imple- within the agency premises, MAYOR’S MESSAGE - Pagadian City Councilor Carlos Madarang III delivers the mes- dialling 1-6565 using PLDT, sage of Mayor Samuel Co during the 116th death anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal at Smart and Digital landlines, mentation, six agencies - and imposition of addicity hall complex. (cal/asf) CCB is open Mondays to CSC, National Computer tional fees or requirements Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Center, Bureau of Internal not stated in the Citizen's with each call charged, P5 Revenue, Philippine Health Charter. The CCB is anchored plus VAT. Insurance Corporation, DeCivil Service Commis- partment of Health, and on the Anti-Red Tape Act By Jorie C. Valcorza sion (CSC) Chair Francisco Department of Trade and (ARTA) of 2007, a law which T. Duque III said that in Industry - have electroni- aims to improve public serCAGAYAN de Oro City opening this additional cally interconnected their vice delivery. (RER/CSCThe Media Advocates for Caraga/PIA-Caraga/asf ) channel for reaching CCB, call centers to the CCB. Nutrition in Governance (Mango) in Region 10 was formally launched by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) during its regional nutrition awarding ceremony in C agayan de Oro City, last month. This new media group t hat w i l l p ar t ner w it h government in addressing significant nutritional problems is dubbed “Mango Diez.” Tondares is eager to work government's nutrition R e g i on a l Nut r it i on hand in hand with them pl an implement at ion,” Pro g r am C o ord i nator, in the activities that the she added. Zenaida T. Tondares, said regional nutrition council Ms. Tondares shared t his is t he f irst media have lined up for the year. that this will also serve as group formed under NNC “I want them to see great venue for its media in the country. what the council has been partners to mainstream Ac k n ow l e d g i ng t h e d o i n g a n d p e r s o n a l l y notable practices of per– Personnel of the Civil Affairs Team, 8th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, vital role they play in its visit some areas during forming local government TOYS led by 1st Lt. Froilan T. Bayangos, are seen in this picture while distributing assorted drive towards decreas- our regular review and units in nutrition. (JCV- toys to former rebel dependents in Sitio Ulayanon, Brgy Calabugao, Impasug-ong, i ng m a l nut r it i on , M s . evaluation of the local PIA 10/asf ) Bukidnon on December 15, 2012. (8IB, 4ID, PA/asf)

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THINK a minute. Not long ago a famous football coach in America suddenly resigned and quit at the top of his very successful career. He said that the number one reason he was leaving his high-paying position was that it was time he started doing his job of loving and caring for his wife. This tough football coach said: “Nothing tells you more about a man than what you see in His wife. In her face you will often see if he makes her feel really loved or not. You can see what kind of man he is by looking at how happy his wife is.” It’s been said that you can tell a lot about a country by the character of its men. The true measure of manhood is usually very

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who always puts him first. Jesus Christ taught that when we think being strong and the “King of our Castle” means having people serve us, then we are completely wrong. The greatest, strongest men are those who can deny their own desires for the needs of their wife and children first. Real men are full of kindness, compassion, selfcontrol and honesty. Every day I must ask myself: Is my wife a better,

happier person because she is married to me? Do I help my wife succeed or do I hold you back? Is she a better mother because of me? When I am a better man, then my wife will follow my example and become a better woman. The good news is that you and I can start changing today and become real men if we want to. So why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your selfish, uncontrolled way of living? Then ask Him to take full charge of your character every day. He will give you His power and strength to change more and more into the better, stronger man you want to be for your wife and children. Just Think a Minute.

Abbu measure tops council agenda

THE City Council will hold the 117th regular session of the 16th Council today. It is the first official session that the city council will hold this year. One of the most important resolutions that the council would tackle is Resolution No. 2013 expressing sympathy to Atty. Manolo Tagarda, former City Mayor and City Councilor, who passed away on Jan. 2, 2013. Tagarda was known as the city’s ‘Centennial Cris Diaz Mayor’since he was the acting city mayor at the time when the country observed its 100 years anniversary. He served as ‘acting’ mayor since he assumed the mayoral post when the city mayor at that time ran for Congress in 1998. Tagarda’s body would be brought to City Hall for an overnight vigil at city tourism hall today. The gesture is customary to former elected officials who have served the city government in the past. This column wishes to extend condolence to the family of Manolo Tagarda. I have read the scheduled agenda today. The city council is scheduled to take up 11 legislative agenda. What I noticed is that of the 11 subjects listed in the

agenda, six of these were sponsored by City Councilor Jose ‘Pepe’ Abbu, chair of the committee on subdivision and landed estate. Of the six, two were resolutions and four others were City Ordinances. Obviously, Pepe Abbu banners the year 2013 by posting the most numbered of legislative measures up for passage and approval on the city council’s first regular session this year. Although Pepe is not a close friend, it is but fitting to doff a hat to this legislator who never wanted publicity in all his exploits at the city’s august body. In contrast, some publicity hungry legislators always hogged the limelight for doing nothing. These legislators achieved nothing but create noise to attract media attention. Well, the public know who these legislators are. Talks are circulating that Pres. Aquino has reportedly signed the suspension order against City Mayor Vicente Emano. The local political oppositions back by the administration’s Liberal Party are reportedly rejoicing now. Whether the suspension order would prosper, the people in Cagayan de Oro City are preparing to secure City Hall. Let us wait and see. React:

Shoot-out or ‘salvage’?

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones…” (Proverbs 3:7-8, the Holy Bible). -oooPNP PUNISHING LICENSED GUN OWNERS: For many licensed gun owners, the recent announcement of the Philippine National Police (PNP) that search warrants will be issued against those whose licenses have prescribed or lapsed in the meantime is an outright insult. Imagine, these people took the trouble of licensing their guns, and yet they are now being treated as if they have committed a crime simply because their licenses have expired. And yet, ever ybody knows that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of Filipinos who own and possess guns that are not licensed. I hope the

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio PNP can show more respect to people who have licensed their guns, by giving them more time to renew their licenses. Licensed gun holders, even if their licenses are expired, should not be treated as if their ownership and possession of guns are against the law. What the PNP should be more wary about are the gun owners who have not licensed their guns from the very start, because these are the people who intend to use their guns illegally. Those who had their guns licensed are people who intended to own and possess guns legally only as a means of self-defense. I hope this “search warrant”

scheme against licensed gun owners is not indicative of the kind of policies the new PNP leadership seeks to pursue. -oooSHOOT-OUT OR SALVAGE? Can the PNP please explain its conclusion that the 13 people police admitted to have killed at the boundary of Plaridel and Atimonan towns in Quezon Province last Sunday, January 06, 2013, were members of a big crime syndicate engaged in killing for a fee? If those killed were unidentified, and police could not establish their identities, what made the PNP believe they were guns-for-hire? These kinds of claims can

only lead to suspicions, warranted or not, that the killings were the result of salvaging. -oooBENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF WATER THERAPY: There is an article circulating for quite some time now in Facebook which says that drinking four glasses of water right after waking up in the morning can prevent and then cure a lot of illnesses. I wonder if there is anyone from the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) who would care to validate this? I mean, if drinking water every morning can prevent and cure ailments, many drug and pharmaceutical companies could go bankrupt. For whatever it is worth, I wish to share the Facebook article here. Read on: “It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. salvage | page 10


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The financial doctor Dr. Adonis Agcopra

The tale of Juan THE day that Juan remembered leaving his mom and pop’s quiet nest, striving hard to begin and stand up on his own, was his first baptism of fire. With great delight he struck out by himself, coming face to face with his own true worth – “be financially responsible,” they said. Then one of those days, Juan met this beauty, the girl of all his dreams. He fell head over heels, spent money to please, just to capture this young girl’s whims. Then in one of those days, they did get hitched, and the two came together as one. Then the kids had to come and the word “budget” in haste found its way into the language of Juan. One by one off to school they all did go and “budget” got bigger yet tighter. With school fees higher Juan finally crunched, settling then for less than the best. As the last of the brood left school’s hallowed halls, running scat free from the lair, the couple at last did manage to catch a little bated breath of their own. After heaving a sigh, a big sigh of relief, soon it got to be oh so clear – their minds much blunter, their bodies much weaker, and retirement seemed nearer looming out of the corner. Time came when Juan’s earnings went short, and shorter it went still till it’s gone. Yet there he lay patiently waiting, hoping against hope for that grace called “pension.” But lo and behold, he did soon realize what he thought was enough for the real was not! Forced to buckle his belt much tighter, a life lived in much less comfort – lived to make ends meet, for dole-outs came so scarce, and never with quite some ease. TALE | page 10

Reaching out to the ‘unbanked’ First of two parts FOR the fourth year in a row, the Philippines has been recognized as “the best in the world in terms of its microfinance regulatory environment.” From 2009 to 2012, the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Annual Global Microfinance Index has ranked the Philippines as number one in the world in terms of policy and regulatory framework for microfinance. The global survey looks at the microfinance business environment of 55 countries. The Philippines is also consistently ranked at the top ten for having a good microfinance business environment, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) 2012 Report on its Financial Inclusion Initiatives. The survey took note of the Philippines’ recorded material gains in transparency in pricing given the BSP’s issuance of improved rules on transparency and disclosure. The survey also considered the initiative of the microfinance industry to establish the Microfinance Data Sharing System (MiDaS), a microfinance credit bureau that identifies delinquent borrowers with

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye the ultimate objective of client rehabilitation. “The Report on BSP Financial Inclusion Initiatives showcases the year 2012 as one that was characterized by the mainstreaming of financial inclusion in the domestic and international agenda in light of the growing recognition of the importance of financial inclusion as a policy objective,” BSP Deputy Governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. said. Espenilla added, “The Bangko Sentral has been at the forefront of global financial inclusion initiatives by continuously promoting and establishing an enabling policy and regulatory environment to increase access to financial services for all.” The BSP Report noted that in the past years, the country’s central monetary authority has undertaken various initiatives toward financial inclusion, which include the issuance of regulations and the implementation of measures that expand

n The survey took note of the Philippines’ recorded material gains in transparency in pricing given the BSP’s issuance of improved rules on transparency and disclosure. access to finance, ensure customer protection, and promote financial education. In 2012, enhancements to existing regulations and the creation of new issuances further improved the regulatory environment for financial inclusion. The BSP has undertaken the following policy and regulatory actions to pro-

mote financial inclusion: • Widened range of products: Microdeposits; Microenterprise Loan; Microfinance Plus for Emerging SMEs; Micro-agri Loans; Housing Microfinance; Microinsurance. • Expanded physical network: Liberalized Branching; Micro-Banking Offices. • Expanded virtual reach: E-money issuers; E-money Network Service Providers; Allowed Technology-driven Innovative Business Models. • Liberalized customer on-boarding: Updated AntiMoney Laundering Rules and Regulations; Outsourcing Rules. • Established framework for consumer protection: Enhanced Implementation of Truth in Lending Act; Adopted Market Conduct Regulation; Institutionalized the Financial Consumer Affairs Group. (To be continued next week) --Copies of my book, Central Banking for Every Juan and Maria, are available thru Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, 858-7004, 858-7036. You may e-mail us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com. Past articles may be viewed at



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Mountain school gets school bus By AL JACINTO of Mindanao Daily News

ZAMBOANGA City––A multi-awarded mining firm, TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc. has deployed a new school bus for students in Zamboanga del Norte province in the southern Philippines as part of its community support. The school bus will benefit Canatuan Elementary and High School students. T VIRD op erates in Mount Canatuan in the town of Siocon and also in Balabag Hill in Zamboanga del Sur’s Bayog town. Just this year, TVIRD, the local affiliate of the Canadian mining firm TVI Pacific, Inc., bested other large mining companies in School children wave as the new bus deployed by mining firm TVIRD prepares to leave in the Philippines in its respective metallic category when Mount Canatuan in Siocon town in Zamboanga del Norte province.

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it won the Safest Mining Operations award for the second year in a row in the Annual National Mine Safety and Environment Conference held in Baguio City on November 16. It also bagged the equally prestigious Platinum Award for excellence in environmental management, the highest accolade achieved under the Surface Mining Operations category; and Safest Surface Mining Operation, Safest Mineral Processing-Concentrator category and 3rd runner-up for the Best Mining Forest in the metallic category. Among all the mining companies, only TVIRD bagged the most awards in the surface metallic mining category– 5 awards - basing only from the performances of its lone operating mine site in Mount Canatuan. Last year, TVIRD also received the Titanium Award for Environmental Management and 3 other safety awards, including the Best Employer in the Zamboanga and in Western Mindanao given by the Department

of Labor and Employment (DOLE). It also awarded its 8th Gawad Kalinga Award and the DOLE Secretary’s Award of Distinction to TVIRD. The national award is in recognition of the outstanding achievement of establishments and individuals in terms of responding to the safety and health needs of workers, workplaces and community. The awards are conferred yearly by the Presidential Mineral Industry Environmental Award to mining companies to recognize outstanding levels of dedication, initiative, and innovation in the pursuit of excellence in environmental management as mining companies explore and utilize the minerals of the country. And the scope of environmental management includes programs being implemented for the environment, development of the host and impact communities and land use improvement after the mine decommissioning. (Mindanao Examiner)

Aiming to help small and medium enterprises maximize their revenue, Sun Business – the corporate solutions arm of Sun Cellular – launches its newest Sun Xpressload Pro service, Onlinegosyo. This allows small businesses to sell Sun prepaid an d bro a d b an d l o a d s through an easy-to-use web account that is accessible

through any computer with Internet connection. “With Sun Cellular’s 15 million prepaid subscribers nationwide, Onlinegosyo is a good opportunity for small and medium enterprises, especially internet cafés and home-based businesses, to increase their profits by tapping the connectivity needs of a solid and growing Sun Cellular customer base, at

a minimal cost and effort on their part.” says Michele Curran, Vice President for Sun Business Marketing. “With Onlinegosyo, business owners can sell Sun Prepaid and Broadband loads to their customers at a profitable margin, and monitor their sales and inventory real time all through their web account,” adds Curran.

Starting an Onlinegosyo is FREE with a minimum initial retailer load worth P2, 700! To register, visit any of The Sun Shop branches and bring a valid ID and any proof of business. For more information, you may call Sun Business 24/7 hotline (02) 395-8PRO (776), visit or go to The Sun Shop branch nearest you.

Business one-stop shop now open at City Hall

Kimberlite Pawnshop will be having an AUCTION SALE on all items that expired on November 2012

THE Business One-Stop Shop (BOSS) at City Hall is now open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. to serve clients. Mayor Vicente Emano

said this is to make it easier for businessmen to secure their needed permits before the January 21 deadline. The mayor expects 20,000

establishments to process their permits and licenses during the period. “Kini gitumong aron mahatagan og kahigayonan

ug ma-akomodar ang atong mga kaigsoonang negosyante nga mohikay sa ilang business permit renewal ug

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For the grownup kids had some young of their own – mouths to feed, bodies to clothe, souls to put in shelters. So goes a tale that seemed oh so tall, yet Juan’s could’ve been so stark better! A tale so common to countless of millions, so much it’s taken for granted. At each and every turn of the life of Juan, good foresight and preparation could have spelled that great a difference between pain and much, much comfort. This should be what a good plan is – a helpful financial program – gets you where you should be every stage of your life, your financial goals attended. Ways and means you arrange, for expenses do come in due time, well-prepared or not. As in Aesop’s old tale, the ants toiled so hard for provisions to stock for winter. And all through the while the grasshopper just went, so naïve and horsing around. When the snowy days came the grasshopper went begging whilst the ants had food a-plenty. In life, each of us have our choices to make – through the storms we can be ant or grasshopper. Thereafter much of the outcome is ours – either we rejoice in abundance and comfort, or suffer in scarcity and pain. Act now! It’s time… --(Dr. Adonis Agcopra is a registered international financial strategic consultant and is client portfolio director of AFIC Meridian Consultants. Log in towww. aficfinancialconsultants. com.)

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Lagao, San Isidro, Ligaya, Baluan, Bula, Baluan, Katangawan, Apopong, Buayan, Olympog and Conel. City Mayor Darlene Antonino-Custodio convened the CDRRMC in Barangay Baluan on Monday morning to assess the situation and discuss some remedial measures. In S outh C otabato, Barranco said an initial 79 hectares of farmlands and residential communities in seven barangays of Norala town were swamped by floodwaters due to the swelling of several rivers in the area. He said the affected areas were barangays Esperanza, Poblacion, Lapuz, San Jose, Liberty, Simsiman and Matapol. Citing a report from the Norala Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Coordinating Council, he said some 526 families were affected by the floods. Barranco cited a report that said the floods damaged a bridge and various agriculture crops. “There were no reported evacuations so far and the

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Editorial. : Advertising : floodwaters in some of the affected villages in both areas have already subsided,” he said. But the official said the flood and landslide alerts are still up in this city other parts of Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region due to the intermittent rains, which were triggered by the entry of another Low Pressure Area (LPA) and the continuing Inter-tropical Convergence Zone affecting Mindanao. Region 12 comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong Kidapawan and Cotabato. Dante Arriola, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) station here, said the LPA was tracked at around 300 kilometers southeast of Mindanao as of 4 a.m. today. He said residents should expect moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon and late evening, that might trigger landslides and flashfloods. (Allen V. Estabillo/ MindaNews)

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km southeast of Mindanao as of 8 a.m. “This weather disturbance is expected to bring moderate to heavy rains and thunderstorms in Mindanao particularly in the regions of Caraga and Davao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides,” PAGASA said. In New Bataan, Marlon Esperanza, information officer, told MindaNews at 3:18 p.m that an advisory had been sent out to “all barangays, especially near riverbanks.” Esperanza said a total of 264 families from five puroks had been ordered to evacuate. These are Puroks 6, 9 and 11 of Barangay Cabinuangan and Puroks 6 and 7 of Sitio Taytayan, Barangay Andap. On January 2, the municipality ordered a forced evacuation of residents from the same puroks due to an LPA that later became Typhoon Auring. In Veruela, Agusan del Sur, Mayor Salimar Mondejar said at 3:13 p.m. he and the Philippine National Police are going around town informing residents about another LPA. In Sta. Josefa, town also in Agusan del Sur, Mayor Glenn Plaza said advisories had also been sent out to the barangays but as of 5:28 p.m., no evacuations had been done. “Wala pa. Ayaw pa nilang lumikas. Pero nakamonitor ang ating mga rescuers” (None yet. They still do not want to evacuate. But our rescuers are monitoring). He said they have designated evacuation centers, gym and schools spared by

typhoon Pablo for those who will be evacuated. After Typhoon Pablo on December 4, an LPA was spotted towards Caraga and Davao regions, with an expected landfall in Dinagat islands. The LPA, which intensified into Typhoon Quinta, made landfall in Eastern Visayas instead. On January 2, another LPA was also spotted near the same regions, later classified into Typhoon Auring. Caraga region comprises the provinces of Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, Agusan del Sur and Agusan del Norte and the cities of Bislig, Tandag, Surigao, Bayugan, Butuan and Cabadbaran. Davao region comprises the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley and the cities of Tagum, Panabo, Samal, Digos, Davao and Mati. (MindaNews)

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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)

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We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. “For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases: headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases. “Method of treatment: 1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink four 160ml glasses of water. 2. Brush and clean the mouth, but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes. 3. After 45 minutes, you may eat and drink as normal. 4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours… “The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure/control/reduce main diseases: 1. high blood pressure, 30 days; 2. gastric ailments, 10

days; 3. diabetes, 30 days; 4. constipation, 10 days; 5. cancer, 180 days; 6. TB, 90 days; 7. Arthritis patients should follow this treatment only for three days in the first week, and from second week onwards, daily…” -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@

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take serious action. Rep. Winston Castelo of Quezon City) filed House Resolution 2957 urging the House Committee on Natural Resources to invite the DENR officials, local government officials and non-governmental groups during the hearing to shed light on the matter. Castelo said hundreds of people in Mindanao were crushed to death by logs that were brought down the mountains by floodwaters; a situation that immediately casts suspicion on whether there is a log ban policy being implemented. “Violation of any existing logging policy, when flagrantly violated to the irreversible peril of those who become their fatal victims is tantamount to allowing criminal loggers the opportunity to wantonly rape our forests, reduce our mountains to ‘baldness’ and denude our forest,” Castelo said. Castelo said some local government officials tend to pass blame on the victims who died from mudslides saying they were already warned to leave their residences but refused to do so. “The logging companies operating in these areas are the culprits. The logs coming from the mountain crushed these people to death. Rather than running after illegal loggers, charging them, and keeping them in jail for the rest of their lives, the state seems powerless to touch these powerful people—these rapists of our forest,” Castelo said. Castelo said until the government can put criminal loggers behind bars or it is able to effectively implement the log ban, more deaths and more victims will be counted since more trees and more logs will roll down from the mountains and nothing more will hold the rainwater.

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new application,” he cited in a press statement. The BOSS is open even during Saturdays and Sundays, The Power learned. The opening of the business one-stop shop in Cagayan de Oro is in line with efforts of the city government to streamline and make business permit processing faster and easier. It may be recalled that BOSS was launched by the local government in 2010 in partnership with

the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Oro Chamber and the Local Implementation of National Competitiveness for Economic Growth (LINC-EG) supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Promote CdeO Foundation to simplify the city’s business permitting system. (LCR)

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apprehended 106 violators in the New Year celebration while the rests were nabbed during the Christmas festivity. There was a zero casualty from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 based on the records of different hospitals and clinics in the city. Earlier, about 11 violators were already sued after being caught in the act of exploding firecrackers from December 24-25. Charged before the City Prosecution Office on Dec. 26 were Motoy Heruela, Beben Heruela, Khadafi Ameril Saomay, Ibra Acmad, Macatanong, Ryan P. Enon, JP Mamadang Temprosa, Ramil T. Sowa, Jose R. Angit, Celso Dizon, Mark Jay

T. Terante, and Fe P. Tadle. Some 21 minors arrested for violating the firecrackers ban were turned over to the Quick Response Team for Children’s Concerns. In 2002, the city government here started the strict imposition of the ordinance prohibiting the manufacture, sale, distribution, possession or use of firecrackers or pyrotechnic devices with the city. The penalty for violating the law includes a fine of P1,000 or imprisonment of not more than one month but not less than 20 days for the first offense; P3,000.00 or imprisonment of not more than three months but not less than one month for the second offense; or P5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months but not less three months for third and succeeding offenses. Po l i c e r e c o r d a l s o showed that there were about five merchants arrested for disposing firecrackers in Toril, Bunawan, Mintal and Tibungco areas, all in this city. There were more violators this year, compared to only 14 apprehensions last year.

CLOSE to 1000 pupils benefited from the gift-giving and feeding program initiated by the Kiwanis International Philippine South District Division 4A in coordination and participation with the City government of Cagayan de Oro with the theme dubbed as “The Kiwanis Gift Giving; the Joy of Sharing” activity held at Pedro Oloy N. Roa, Sr., Elementary School in Calaanan, Canitoan, this city on December 17, this year. Below photo shows KI Philippine South District Division 4-A Leutenant Governor Rey Susana (4th from left) and Kiwanis clubs’ officers and members during feeding program.

1000 ‘tots’ benefit Kiwanis’ gift giving, feeding project SOME 1000 pupils, all Sendong victims, benefited from the feeding program initiated by the Kiwanis International (KI) Philippine South District Division 4A held at Pedro Oloy N. Roa, Sr., Elementary School in Calaanan, Canitoan, this city in December this year. The feeding and gift giving programs in the coordination and participation of the City government of Cagayan de Oro was part of ‘KI’s’ commitment to serve the children of the world. With the theme, dubbed as “The Kiwanis Gift Giving; the Joy of Sharing,” is a Christmas activity and part in the commemoration of Sendong’s first anniversary. KI Philippine South District Division 4-A Lt. Governor Rey Susana said the feeding program is a year round project of the Kiwanis for the children in 80 barangays and different elementary schools of Cagayan de Oro. “Addressing the malnutrition as early as during preschool will make a huge change in the performance of a child,” said Susana. However, Susana said this feeding program is only supplementary to what the parents feed their child, and this will not sustain without the (parents) commitment in providing the right nutrition of the child. He said the uniqueness of this feeding program lies in the strength of the four pillars, converging together in implementing and monitoring the activity. Part of the said four pillar is the school head who sees to it that the program is implemented on a regular basis; second is the feeding coordinator who domestically manages the actual daily feeding. Third is the PTA organization who is crucial in assisting the school in the feeding and motivating parents to undergo nutritional counseling; fourth is the Division and district nurses who will distribute, motivate and collect data report from all participating schools.


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apamilya actor, model, and tv host Paulo Avelino tickles the fancy of his Kagay-anon fans in a mall show at the Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City, January 6. The actor is better known as the character Nathan Montenegro in the recently concluded ABS-CBN hit teleserye walang Hanggan. Avelino grabbed the 2012 Gawad Urian for best Actor Award for his performance in the film “Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa” together with veteran actress Jean Garcia. In 2009, Paulo starred in the movie “Aswang” with Lovi Poe.


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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 8, 2013 Issue)  
Mindanao Daily News (January 8, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News (January 8, 2013 Issue)