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Region 10 tops tourism destination in Mindanao VOL. 2, No. 256
Cagayan de Oro City
March 19, 2013
By Allan Mediante Editor in Chief
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Topping 2011 tourists arrivals in Mindanao, with 1,709,752 foreign and domestic travellers, Northern Mindanao has become the favourite travel destination in the island. This was bared by Department of Tourism Region 10 director Catalino V. Chan yesterday. Chan guested the first NewsCon (news conference) organized by the BWM Media Center in this city. Chan presented data, facts and figures to the news conference attended by media personalities from the local newspapers and radio outlets. He bared that in 2010, tourists and visitors who travelled to Region 10 cities and provinces numbered 1,463,378. Thereby, a growth rate of 16.84 percent catapulted the Region to being the most travelled area in the whole of Mindanao island. Its closest rival, the Davao Region, posted only 956,864 arrivals in 2011 from 908,558 in 2010 or a growth rate of only 5.32 percent. Northern Mindanao areas which include, Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, BWM NEWSCON Inaugural Guest. of Tourism Region 10 director Catalino V. Chan guested the first NewsCon (news conference) organized by the BWM Media Center in Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental and Department this city. He bared Northern Mindanao’s tourism achievements. Right photo is the famous Kaamulan Festival in Bukidnon, one of the tourist attourism | page 10 tractions in the region.
60 families flee NPAArmy fight in Agusan Norte By Erwin Mascariñas MindaNews
CARMEN, Agusan del Norte (MindaNews) – Some 60 families from two villages here left their homes after soldiers of the 58 Infantry Battalion traded fire with New People’s Army (NPA) rebels over the weekend. Gripped in fear, villagers quickly packed what their hands could carry as the sound of gunfire and explosions echoed across the mountain side near the town center of Carmen which started at around 3:30 Friday afternoon. Ernesto Palatulon, chairman of Sitio Kabayawa, Barangay Poblacion expressed how thankful he was that no one in his family nor among the villagers got hurt. “I was not in the sitio fight | page 10
Police on full alert status as Lent nears
Comelec awards P490M forwarding contract to AirFreight firm
By CRIS DIAZ, Associate Editor
By Rutchie C. Aguhob
CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City —The regional police commander here has placed the entire region under full alert in preparation of the observance of the Holy Week and summer vacation. Police Chief Supt. Catalino Rodriguez, regional director of PNP-10, said that the local government units had also taken measures to ensure a peaceful observance of the Holy Week and summer vacation. He said the PNP would put up public assistance centers and motorist assistance centers in converging areas to guarantee safe travel of motorists and commuters. Rodriguez said the measure was part of the national security plan which also aimred to safeguard the homes and properties during the Lenten activities and summer vacations. He said directives were already sent to all police stations in the region as part of the security preparations. “All security measures were now in place to make sure the safe and peaceful observance of Lenten season in the region,” he said. ‘Operation Sumvac’ in Misamis Oriental Police adopted “Operation Summer Vacation” (Sumvac) and “Operation “Mahal na Araw” as measures to ensure observance of peace in Misamis Oriental
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental(PIA) – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has awarded a forwarding contract of P490,081,284.96 to AirFeight 2100, Inc., for the deployment of the election materials in the six (6) regions of Mindanao. These materials which consist of the automated election system (AES) equipment and paraphernalia for use in the May 13, 2013 national and local elections are intended for regions 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 and the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). AirFreight 2100, Inc., was represented in the transaction with the Comelec by Sean Pestaňo, its Authorized Representative. With the approval on Feb.
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Turnover of a stage in Tablon. Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez formally turns over a stage construction project at Purok-13, Sitio Tabuknai, Barangay Tablon that cost P250 thousand pesos. The photo shows Congressman Rodriguez leading the ribbon cutting ceremony which was attended by Tabuknai residents headed by its president Albert Sales, Sr. and vice president Danilo Antigua. Also in photo are Rey Mambajas, Purok -13 president; Erminda Secuya and its members.
Poor families get health insurance
CAGAYAN de Oro City––Some 3,043 poor families from the hinter barangays of Mambuaya, Bayanga and Canitoan received health insurance cards from the city government during an outreach program here Saturday. City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano said that the program was under the city’s Philhealth Indigency Program in line with the intention of the city government to ensure that poor
families are not deprived of medical services. Aside from distributing the health insurance cards, Emano also officiated the mass wedding of 73 couples who have been living together for many years without the benefit marriage and to those who opted to save wedding expenses. The city government designed the regular outreach program to extend basic services to people living in the
hinterland barangays where accessibility and distance often hinder regular government services, Emano said. The outreach program extends medical and dental assistance, consultations, distribution of free medicines and education materials, registration of unregistered children, supplemental feeding, circumcision of boys, distribution of packs of rice, vaccination of pet and farm animals, and legal consultation. CD
Scientists, farmers, consumers shun golden rice By RONALYN V. OLEA of Bulatlat.com ON the occasion of World Consumers Day, an alliance of organizations of farmers, scientists and consumers called on President Benigno Aquino III to shelve plans to make the geneticallymodified golden rice available to the local market. The Philippine Rice Institute (Philrice) has finished the field testing of golden rice in Camarines Sur, Ilocos Norte, Isabela and Nueva Ecija, according to the International Rice Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES EUFEMIO FLORES TICZON III AND EVANGELINE ASOMBRA LOTIVO-TICZON,
CIVIL CASE NO 2013-029
EUFEMIO FLORES TICZON III AND EVANGELINE ASOMBRA LOTIVO-TICZON, Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------/
Research Institute (IRRI). Golden Rice will be made available to farmers and consumers in the Philippines once the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry approves it. IRRI claims that golden rice is the solution to Vitamin A deficiency as it contains beta carotene, a source of vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of blindness among children. Vitamin A deficiency also impairs the immune system. Members of the Resistance and Solidarity against
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CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-027
SHERWIN A. GELLICA AND ARA JONETTE E. SACEDA, Petitioners. x-------------------------------------------------------------------/
Agrochemical TNCs (Resist Network), a broad alliance of 55 organizations and institutions that promotes natural and sustainable farming, said that golden rice is but a “public relations product of transnational agrochemical corporations to push for genetically-modified organisms (GMO).” “The so-called benefits of golden rice are not true,” Dr. Chito Medina, national coordinator of Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (Masipag), said in a press conference, March 15.
Medina said the golden rice, after more than ten years of research and development, has not been subjected to biosafety test, toxicity studies and molecular characterization. “Golden rice is a genetically-modified organism, meaning it now has a set of genes that never existed in rice. We have to be extra careful in dealing with GMOs such as golden rice as scientific data from independent scientists have reported unintended compositional alterations RICE | page 10
Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES KAREN DAVID GOZOS AND DENNIS DELOS REYES PANGANIBAN,
CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-028
KAREN DAVID GOZOS AND DENNIS DELOS REYES PANGANIBAN, Petitioners x----------------------------------------------/
Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on April 26, 1999, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residents at Tubod, Iligan City or through their counsel at Door 2, 2nd Floor, MOPNFI Bldg., Aguho-Calamansi Drive, Patag road, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro. That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than ten (10) years already, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs, Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on April 26, 1999 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 7th day of March, 2013.
Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on March 17, 2003 at Dubai. U.E.A., they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residents at Nonocan, Iligan City and Tibanga, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than two (2) years already, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on March 17, 2003 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines this 7th day of March, 2013.
Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on March 25, 2002 at Rosario Batangas, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Gandamra Law Office. Diocesan Building, Salvador Lluch St., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over eight years (8) years already, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on March 25, 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. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 7th day of March, 2013.
HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge
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HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 12, 19 & 26, 2013
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AN OPEN LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT BENIGNO SIMEON C. AQUINO III His Excellency: Greetings from the water consumers of Cagayan de Oro! Most residents of the city are acutely aware of the growing shortage in potable water supply in many of the barangays where some have running water only from 9 to 12 hours a day. What is ironic is that this shortage is happening not because water supply is insufficient to meet water demand but because the COA (Commission on Audit) has disallowed Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) from issuing purchase orders for additional volume of treated water which are readily available from its bulk water supplier. We are aware that an additional volume of at least 40,000 cubic meters of treated water a day is available now to COWD which would instantly resolve the water crisis but is prevented from doing so because of the COA disallowance. However, we, the long-suffering consumers of the affected water-short areas, believe that the President of the Philippines is cloaked with sufficient authority to resolve the legal impasse in the interest of the suffering general public. We appeal to you as the countryâ€™s Chief Executive to take the necessary measures to allow the consumers to access this available water without prejudice to whatever future judgment the courts may render on the legal constraints imposed on COWD by COA which has been in an impasse for over two years now since December 7, 2010. Water is a human right and not a privilege. We, the water consumers of Cagayan de Oro, need you to resolve the legal obstacle preventing the water from flowing to our households, and deliver a free flowing supply 24/7 that the system is technically capable of doing right away despite the COA disallowance. We trust this matter merits your soonest and immediate attention. Water is life. Give us today whatâ€™s rightfully ours. For and behalf the water consumers of Cagayan de Oro:
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Ordinance Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL Sangguniang Panlalawigan Capitol, Oroquieta City Telefax No. (088) 531-1419 Tel.No. (088) 531-0649 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
m) Minor - refers to any person below eighteen (18) years old. n) Tobacco products - products entirely or partly made of the tobacco leaf as raw material which are manufactured to be used for smoking, sucking, chewing or snuffing, such as cigarettes and cigars. o) Outdoor advertisement - refers to any sign, model, placard, board, billboard, banner, bunting, light display, device, structure or representation employed outdoors wholly or partially to advertise or promote a tobacco product to the public.
Excerpts from the MINUTES of the REGULAR Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Occidental held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall, Capitol Function Hall, Oroquieta City on May 4, 2012. HON. HENRY S. OAMINAL - P Vice-Governor/Presiding Officer HON. EDILMA C. BULAWIN- OB Board Member
HON. MORPHEUS S. AGOT - P Board Member
HON. LOVELY LIEZL B. YAPE - P Board Member
HON. TITO B. DECINA - P Board Member
HON. ZALDY G. DAMINAR - P Board Member
p) Point-of-Sale - refers to the area or location at which an individual can purchase or otherwise obtain tobacco products. For this purpose, ambulant vendors are not covered by the term “point-of-sale”. Section 5. Prohibited Acts.
HON. RICARDO O. PAROJINOG - OL Board Member
a) Smoking in any part of any enclosed or partially enclosed public place, workplace, including bars and restaurants, any form of public conveyance, or public outdoor space except in designated smoking areas; b) Selling or distributing tobacco products in a school, public playground or other facility frequented by minors, or within 100 meters from any point in the perimeter of these places. c) Selling or distributing tobacco products to minors. d) Purchasing tobacco products from minors. e) Placing cinema and outdoor advertisements of tobacco products. f) Placing, posting, or distributing advertising materials of tobacco products, such as leaflets, posters and similar materials, outside the premises of point-of-sale establishments.
HON. GERARD TEODORICO R. OLEGARIO II-P HON. JIM R. DE LOS SANTOS-P HON. AURORA VIRGINIA M. ALMONTE- OL Board Member Board Member Board Member (FABC-Pres.) ON. INOCENCIO D. PAGALARAN, JR. - P H HON. EDWIN B. FLORIDA - P Board Member-Majority Floor Leader Board Member-Minority Floor Leader HON. SANCHO FERNANDO F. OAMINAL - P Board Member (FSK-Pres.)
HON. ELSA F. NAVARRO - OT Board Member (PCL-Pres.)
Legend: P -Present OL - On Leave A -Absent OB- Official Business OT-Official Trip
ORDINANCE NO. 05-12 THE REVISED SMOKE-FREE ORDINANCE OF THE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL Authored and Introduced by Hon. Gerard Teodorico R. Olegario II EXPLANATORY NOTE The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines mandates the State to protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them. Also, the Republic of the Philippines, under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to which she is a party, determined to give priority to the right to protect public health and to promote measures of tobacco control based on current and relevant scientific, technical and economic considerations, agreed to implement the measures provided in the treaty. Furthermore, every local government unit (LGU) has been granted power and authority by Republic Act 7160 otherwise known as the Local Government Code of the Philippines, to promote the general welfare of its constituents to include, among others, the promotion of their health and safety. Towards this end, it is the purpose of this Ordinance to safeguard public health and ensure the physical well being of all its constituents by minimizing the risk of exposure to second-hand smoke; This, coupled with other legislations which direct the LGUs to implement its provisions, such as, Sec 24 of Republic Act 8749 otherwise known as the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, prohibits smoking inside enclosed public places including public vehicles and LGUs, and Sec 5 of Republic Act 9211 otherwise known as The Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003, prohibits smoking in certain public places whether enclosed or outdoors like centers of youth activity, public facilities, and public conveyances.
Persons-in-charge shall be held similarly liable for the above acts if they are found to have allowed, abetted, or tolerated the same. Section 6. Designated Smoking and Non-Smoking Areas In all enclosed places that are open to the general public, private workplaces, and other places not covered under the preceding section, where smoking may expose a person to the other than the smoker to tobacco smoke, the owner, proprietor, possessor, manager or administrator of such places shall establish smoking areas. Such areas may include a designated smoking area which may be in an open space or separate area with proper ventilation. All designated smoking areas shall have at least one (1) legible and visible “SMOKING AREA” sign posted for the information and guidance of all concerned. In addition, the sign or poster shall include a warning about the health effects of direct or second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke. Non-smoking areas shall likewise have at least one (1) legible and visible “NO SMOKING AREA” or “NO SMOKING” sign posted. Section 7. Duties and Obligations of Persons-In-Charge of Establishments Persons-in-charge shall: a) Post and display prominently “No Smoking” signages in the most visible locations in the area where smoking is prohibited, including vehicles, in order to ensure that the public can easily view and be notified. At the very least, a “No Smoking” sign must be posted at the entrance of the prohibited area. The “No Smoking” signage shall be at least 8 x 16 inches in size for buildings, at least 3 x 6 inches for buses, PUJ/service vehicles; and the International No Smoking symbol shall occupy no less than 70% of said signage. The remaining lower 30% of the signage shall show the name of the person in charge and the name of the person to whom a complaint may be made as well as the following: (Option: Hotline Number if available)
“STRICTLY NO SMOKING: punishable under ORDINANCE NO. _____ Smokers & Persons-In-Charge (Managers/Drivers/etc) can be fined up to P5,000.00
b) Remove from the places where smoking is prohibited all ashtrays and any other receptacles cigarette refuse.
Scientific evidence has shown that second-hand smoke kills, there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke, and that even brief periods of exposure are harmful. This is made evident by an increasing number of Filipinos who die each year due to tobacco related illnesses caused by smoking and second-hand smoke such as stroke, heart disease, lung diseases and various forms of cancers, and the health issues related to tobacco-related illnesses result in productivity losses and contribute significantly to loss of income and poverty;
c) For persons-in-charge of schools, public playgrounds or other facilities frequented by minors, post the following statement in a clear and conspicuous manner: SELLING OF CIGARETTES OR OTHER TOBACCO PRODUCTS NOT ALLOWED WITHIN 100 METERS FROM [SCHOOL/ETC.] PERIMETER
Mindful of the recent studies which show that only 100% smoke-free public places and workplaces can protect people from exposure to second-hand smoke because ventilation/air filtration systems and designated smoking areas do not protect people from second-hand smoke; and after a thorough study and the subsequent refinements made by the Committee, and upon the latter’s positive recommendation for the approval of this Ordinance in its Committee Report 01-12 reported on March 09, 2012 Regular Session, thus,
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d) For persons-in-charge of point-of-sale establishments, post the following statement in a clear and conspicuous manner:
BE IT ORDAINED by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Occidental in Session that:
SALE/DISTRIBUTION OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO MINORS IS UNLAWFUL
Section 1. This Ordinance shall be known as “THE SMOKE-FREE ORDINANCE OF MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL”. Section 2. Purpose - It is the purpose of this Ordinance to safeguard public health and ensure the well-being of all its constituents by protecting them from the harmful effects of smoking and tobacco consumption.
e) Ensure that all the employees in the establishment are aware of the Ordinance and to provide a procedure for them to warn violators.
Section 3. Coverage – This Ordinance shall apply to all persons, whether natural or juridical, whether resident or not, in all places, within the territorial jurisdiction of the Province of Misamis Occidental.
f) Undertake all reasonable steps to ensure strict implementation of this Ordinance and to stop people from smoking such as, but not limited to, warning the violators and requesting them to leave the premises. If the violator fails to comply by ceasing to smoke or by leaving the establishment, the person-in-charge or his agent shall immediately inform the nearest peace officer of the presence of the violator.
Section 4. Definition of Terms - As used in this Ordinance, the following terms shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, unless the context of their usage indicates another meaning: a) Enclosed or Partially Enclosed - being covered by a roof or enclosed by one or more walls or sides, regardless of the type of material used for the roof, wall or sides, and regardless of whether the structure is permanent or temporary.
g) Allow inspectors acting under Sections 12 & 13 of this Ordinance and representatives of the designated nongovernment organization under Section 15 hereof entry into the establishment at any regular business day and during regular business hours for the purpose of inspecting the premises’ compliance status.
b) Persons-in-charge - In case of public places, public outdoor spaces, or other establishments, this refers to the president or manager in case of a company, corporation or association, the Owner/Proprietor as well as the Operator in case of single proprietorship, or the administrator in case government property, office or building is involved. In case of a public conveyance, the owner, the driver, the conductor, and the captain of a public conveyance. In case of workplaces, the employer who may be an individual employer, or a sole proprietor, or if the employer is a corporation, all the corporate officials.
Section 8. Persons Liable.
c) Public Conveyance - any vehicle available to the public as a mode of transport, such as, but not limited to elevators, airplanes, jeepneys, buses, trains, ships, taxicabs, tricycles and other similar vehicles.
Section 9. Smoking Cessation Program and Facility.
d) Public Outdoor Spaces - outdoor spaces that are open to the public or places where facilities are available for the public or where a crowd of people would gather such as, but not limited to, playgrounds, sports grounds or centers, church grounds, health/hospital compounds, parks, gardens, resorts, markets, walkways, entrance ways, waiting areas, and the like. e) Public Places - means all places, fixed or mobile, that are accessible or open to the public or places for collective use, regardless of ownership or right to access, including, but not limited to, establishments that provide food and drinks, accommodation, merchandise, professional services, entertainment or other services. It also includes outdoor spaces where facilities are available for the public or where a crowd of people would gather, such as, but not limited to, playgrounds, sports grounds or centers, church grounds, health/hospital compounds, transportation terminals, markets, parks, resorts, walkways, entrance ways, waiting areas, and the like. f) Smoking - having in one’s possession or control, an emission producing tobacco product, whether or not the smoke is being inhaled or exhaled. g) Workplaces - any place where work is performed by more than one person regardless of employment status. Government-owned vehicles used in the course of work are considered workplaces. h) Advertising and promotion - any form of commercial communication, recommendation or action with the aim, effect or likely effect of promoting a tobacco product or tobacco use either directly or indirectly. i) Civil Society Organization (CSO) - refers to a legally constituted voluntary civic and social organization or institution created with no participation of government, including but not limited to, charities, development non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community groups, women`s organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, coalitions and advocacy groups. As used in this Ordinance, CSO does not include organizations or associations related to or connected with the tobacco industry in any way. j) Designated Smoking Area - refers to an outdoor space which may be designated by an establishment upon approval of the building official, that meets the following requirements: 1) It is not located in or within ten (10) meters from entrances, exits, or any place where people pass or congregate. 2) The designated smoking area has the following signages highly visible and prominently displayed: a) “Smoking Area” signage b) Graphic health warnings 3) No building shall have more than one designated smoking area in each floor. k) Graphic health warnings - refers to warnings or notices that are composed of pictures depicting the hazardous effects of tobacco use and/or second-hand smoke, and accompanying textual warning to the same effect. l) Second-hand smoke - the smoke emitted from the burning end of a cigarette or from other tobacco products usually in combination with the smoke exhaled by the smoker.
The following persons/individuals are deemed liable under this Ordinance: a) Any person smoking where it is prohibited, mentioned in Section 5 hereof; b) Persons-in-charge who knowingly allow, abet, or tolerate smoking within a non-smoking area or who otherwise fail to fulfill the duties and obligations as enumerated in Section 7 of this Ordinance;
The Municipal/City/Provincial Health Officer, with the assistance of the Health Promotion Officer, as well as the NGO Representative, or other partners with particular competence in developing and providing this service, shall develop and promote a Smoking Cessation Program and encourage the participation of a list of public and private facilities which may be able to provide for its requirements. Smokers who are willing to quit and/or smokers found violating this Ordinance can seek assistance and may be enrolled with the Smoking Cessation Program and referred to the said facilities. ENFORCEMENT Section 10. Enforcement Funding. For the first year of enforcement, sufficient funds shall be sourced from the appropriations of both the Provincial Health Office and the Office of the Governor to cover the costs of the Information Dissemination in Sections 13 and 14, training of the enforcement team, meetings, the printing of Citation Tickets, and other costs necessary for effective implementation of this law. For the succeeding years, sufficient funds for the same shall be allocated from the Annual Budget of the Provincial Government under the Peace and Order Fund. The amount shall be no less than ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND (P100,000.00) PESOS. The above expenses include, but are not limited to: a) Costs of printing copies of this Ordinance, the Citation Tickets, and information, education and communication materials pertaining to tobacco control. b) Costs of inspection and enforcement by the Smoke-Free Task Force, including allowances for meals and transportation, training and meetings of the Enforcement Team. The amount of which shall be set by the Office of the Governor. c) Incentive or reward for private citizens who report violations of this Ordinance. d) Institution and operating expenses of the smoking cessation program and facility. e) Other expenses associated with the implementation and enforcement of this Ordinance. Any other funds such as, but not limited from the national government agencies, private sector and others shall be administered by the Council and be disbursed under its supervision. Section 11. Anti-Smoking Enforcement Council Purpose & Composition. An Anti-Smoking Enforcement Council shall be created and is tasked to set guidelines and policies in the enforcement and monitoring of this Ordinance. The Anti-Smoking Enforcement Council shall be composed of the following: Provincial Governor - Chairperson Vice-Governor - Vice-Chairperson Members: a. b. c. d. e. f. g.
Chairperson of the Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Style – Sangguniang Panlalawigan Chairperson of the Committee on Health and Social Services – Sangguniang Panlalawigan President of the Municipal and City Mayor’s League Provincial Legal Officer Authorized representative from the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police or his duly authorized representative Provincial Health Officer
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h. Representative from the accredited Civil Society Organization i. Representative from the Department of Education Section 12. Anti-Smoking Enforcement Team Purpose and Composition. The Enforcement Team shall be created for the following purposes: a. Education and information dissemination. b. Inspection c. Enforcement
iii. Subsequent Offenses
P5,000.00 and revocation of business license or permit (in case of a business entity or establishment)
c. Violation of Section 5(e) and (f) i. First Offense ii. Second Offense iii. Subsequent Offenses
P1,500.00 P3,000.00 P5,000.00 and revocation of business license or permit (in case of a business entity or establishment) or of franchise or license to operate (in case of a public conveyance)
d. Suspension of License. The license to operate of any establishment or of any public conveyance covered by this Ordinance shall be suspended for at least one (1) week, but not more than one (1) month upon:
The Enforcement Team shall be composed of the following: 1. Provincial Director of the PNP or his duly deputized officer - Chairperson 2. Provincial Health Officer 3. Municipal Health Officers 4. Authorized representative of the Vice-Governor 5. Chairperson of the Committee on Health and Social Services 6. Authorized deputized Agents – 6.1. Traffic enforcers 6.2. Tanods 6.3. Peace Officers of the Province 7. A representative of the designated accredited Civil Society Organization
INFORMATION DISSEMINATION Within 30 days after the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Provincial Health Office, in coordination with, the Permits & Licenses Division shall give a copy of this Ordinance, a primer and corresponding guidelines to all existing establishments that are open to the public or are licensed to operate to serve the public. A period of sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Ordinance shall be given to the person-in- charge of the premises to comply with the requirements of this Ordinance. Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this Ordinance shall be a ground for cancellation of the business permit by the Office of the Business Bureau/Business Permits and Licenses Department.
Sixty (60) days after the effectivity of this Ordinance, Provincial Health Office, in coordination with the City/Municipal Engineer’s Office and its corresponding Permits and Licenses Division, shall conduct inspections in priority areas that are identified by the Enforcement Team based on substantial number of people affected, number of complaint’s received, and the like, for purposes of determining compliance with the requirements of this Ordinance and its guidelines. The Provincial Health Office, in coordination with, the City/Municipal Engineer’s Office and the Permits and Licenses Division, shall inspect the compliance of the establishments and buildings based on the duties and obligations set forth in Section 7 and those specified in the guidelines taking into consideration the purpose of the law which is to protect all people from the pernicious effects of tobacco smoke. This inspection may take place at the usual hours of operation of the place to be inspected and said inspection should be undertaken at least once a month. This provision shall not preclude daily re-inspection by the Enforcement Team.
Section l9. Citation Ticket System - Violators of this Ordinance shall be informed of their violation and the penalty associated with such violation by means of a Citation Ticket System with the following guidelines: a. Official booklets of Citation Tickets shall be distributed by the Provincial Treasurer’s Office to duly authorized enforcers within ninety (90) calendar days of the effectivity of this Ordinance. b. A Citation Ticket shall be issued to the person/s liable for any violation of this Ordinance upon finding of the violation by duly authorized enforcers. c. A Citation Ticket shall contain the following information: i. a checklist of the violations under this Ordinance ii. the fines associated with each violation iii. due date for compliance with the obligations imposed by the ticket d. When a Citation Ticket is issued to a violator, the violator shall within three (3) regular business days after such issuance, where he or she shall elect to either pay the fine imposed or render community service under Section 18 (e) hereof. Section 20. Contests Within sixty (60) days of the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Office for Legal Services, shall promulgate rules of procedure in order to enable persons who wish to contest the violations stated in the Citation Tickets to do so. These rules must be summary in nature; shall allow no more than seven (7) days from start to finish; shall not allow postponements or extensions for any reason; shall be conducted by means of position papers; and any testimony shall be taken by submission of sworn affidavits. INFORMATION DRIVE and CITIZEN PARTICIPATION Section 21. Posting of Billboards & Information Campaign Within sixty (60) calendar days of the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Health Office shall:
a. In coordination with the Office of the Governor: i. provide at least two (2) copies of this Ordinance to every PNP station or precinct in the Province; ii. provide a primer on this Ordinance for every member of the PNP member in the Province, and iii. conduct lectures to brief members of the PNP members of the provisions of this Ordinance and of their responsibilities with respect to its enforcement.
The Enforcement team shall issue a Citation Ticket indicating the violation and the corresponding fine. Failure of the establishment to pay the fines indicated in the Citation Ticket is a ground for denying renewal of its permit/licenses. A Citation Ticket can be issued for each day that the establishment is found in violation of the Ordinance. The Enforcement Team shall recommend to the Office for Legal Services the necessity or appropriateness of the action against the owner or manager of the establishment.
b. In coordination with the Permits and Licenses Office, give a copy of this Ordinance and its primer to all existing establishments that are licensed to operate and open to the public, as well as to those applying for a new license to operate.
INDIVIDUAL VIOLATORS In the course of the conduct of an inspection in an establishment, the Enforcement team may apprehend individual violators. They shall also issue Citation Tickets to individual violators and shall recommend to the Executive Department -Provincial Legal Office the filing of legal action against them. RE-INSPECTION The Enforcement team shall return to re-inspect the cited establishment to determine its state of compliance. Reinspection of the establishment may occur at any day after the day of issuance of the Citation Ticket but shall not, in any case, be more than sixty (60) days. If the establishment has failed to comply within sixty (60) days after receipt of the first Citation Ticket, the enforcement team shall recommend the cancellation of the establishment’s licenses and permits, as well as the closure of the establishment, to Local Chief Executive of the concerned LGU. Section 14. Enforcement on Public Conveyances
c. In coordination with the Information Office, give a copy of this Ordinance and its primer to all public utility vehicle operators in the province. Public Billboards, Notices in Barangays - Upon effectivity of this Ordinance, the Provincial Engineer’s Office shall put up billboards in conspicuous places in the province to notify the public of the restrictions and sanctions imposed by the ordinance. The Information Office shall also immediately issue for dissemination at the barangay level notices regarding the obligations of persons under the ordinance. Conduct of Orientation Seminars and Trainings - Within thirty (30) calendar days from the effectivity of this Ordinance and periodically thereafter, the Health Officer, with the assistance of the Health Education and Promotion Officer and the CSO representative designated under Section 15 hereof, shall develop and conduct a series of orientation seminars and trainings for the enforcers of this Ordinance, at least one for each group, including but not limited to, deputized enforcers like barangay health workers and the barangay tanod, and the local PNP. Section 22. Technical Working Group, Implementing Rules and Regulation: Creation, Composition and Function.
INFORMATION DISSEMINATION Within 30 days after the effectivity of this Ordinance, the City/Municipal/Provincial Health Officer, in coordination with, the information officer (or his/her equivalent) shall give a copy of this Ordinance, a primer and corresponding guidelines to all public utility operators in the Barangay/City/Municipality/Province. A period of sixty (60) days from the effectivity of this Ordinance shall be given to the public utility operator to comply with the requirements of this Ordinance. Failure to comply with the requirements set forth in this Ordinance shall be a ground for cancellation of the public utility’s license to operate within the city or a prohibition of the utility’s use within the metes and bounds of the barangay/city/ municipality/province . INSPECTION OF PUBLIC CONVEYANCES The Enforcement team shall inspect public conveyances during their regular hours of operation and shall issue Citation Tickets upon discovery of any violation of this Ordinance. They shall forward the list of violators to the Provincial Health Office regularly, every 2nd week of the month. Section 15. Enforcement on Individual Smokers The Philippine National Police shall apprehend and issue Citation Tickets against persons caught smoking in places where such is prohibited. The PNP shall then forward the list of violators to the Provincial Health Office, every 2nd week of the month. Section 16. Participation of the Accredited Civil Society Organization (CSO) and Private Citizens in the Enforcement of this Ordinance. Within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Provincial Health Office shall recommend to the Provincial Governor, an accredited Civil Society Organization (CSO) as member of the Enforcement Team. This Ordinance empowers private citizens to assist in monitoring & reporting non-compliance with any of the obligations established herein. Should the violator’s guilt be determined to be well-founded and grounded in an issued ruling, the private citizen complainant shall receive an amount equal to 40% of the fine imposed on the violator by this Ordinance. Section 17. Role of the Provincial Health Office Within sixty (60) days of the effectivity of this Ordinance, the Provincial Health Office, in coordination with the Office of the Governor, shall provide: i) at least two (2) copies of this Ordinance to every Philippine National Police (PNP) station or precinct within the province; ii) provide a primer on this Ordinance for every PNP member in the Province; and iii) conduct lectures in order to brief PNP members of the provisions of Ordinance and of their responsibility to see to its enforcement.
The following penalties shall be imposed on violators of this Ordinance Corresponding Fine: a. Violation of Section 5(a) i. First Offense P500.00 ii. Second Offense P1,000.00 iii. Subsequent Offenses P2,500.00 b. Violation of Section 5 (b), (c), and (d) and Section 6 i. First Offense ii. Second Offense
The suspension shall be lifted upon proof of compliance with the cease-and-¬desist order or payment of fine stated in the Citation Ticket.
e. Community Service. If a violator is unable or unwilling to pay the fines imposed, he or she may choose to render community service to the province. For every hour of community service rendered, his outstanding fine shall be reduced by an amount equivalent to triple the hourly minimum wage of the Province.
In case of an establishment that applies for a new license to operate, it shall also be given copies of this Ordinance, the primer and corresponding guideline. INSPECTION
Failure of the establishment or public conveyance to cease and desist the violation stated in the Citation Ticket within ten (10) calendar days of its issuance, regardless of whether or not the Citation Ticket was accepted.
ii. Failure of the establishment or public conveyance to pay the fine indicated in a Citation Ticket within ten (10) calendar days of its issuance, regardless of whether or not the Citation Ticket was accepted.
Section 13. Enforcement on Establishments
There is hereby created a Technical Working Group that would draft the Implementing Rules and Regulations of this Ordinance, and submit the same to the Local Chief Executive not later than 60 days after its publication in a local newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Misamis Occidental. It shall be composed of the following: Chairperson - Provincial Legal Officer Vice-Chairperson - Chairperson, Committee on Laws, Ordinances and Style ` Sangguniang Panlalawigan Co-Vice-Chairperson - Chairperson, Committee on Health and Social Services Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members:
a. Chairperson of the Committee on Education, Arts, Science and Techbnology– Sangguniang Panlalawigan b. Chairperson of the Committee on Drugs and Related Substances – Sangguniang Panlalawigan c. Authorized representative from the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office d. Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police or his duly authorized representative e. Provincial Health Officer f. Representative from the accredited Civil Society Organization g. Representative from the Department of Education
Section 23. Repealing Clause - All Ordinances contrary to or inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 24. Separability Clause - If any provision of this Ordinance is declared unconstitutional or illegal, the same shall not affect the validity and effectivity of the other provisions hereof. Section 25. Effectivity Clause. - This Ordinance shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following its full publication in a newspaper of local or general circulation or posting in at least two (2) conspicuous places in the Province. ENACTED: May 04, 2012. ------ ------------------------------------------------------------- I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing Ordinance No.05-12 which was duly enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its Regular Session held at the at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall, Capitol Function Hall, Oroquieta City on May 04, 2012.
(SGD)LUCILA J. DAGPIN Asst. Secretary to the Sanggunian
ATTESTED: (SGD)HENRY S. OAMINAL Presiding Officer
APPROVED: (SGD) HERMINIA M. RAMIRO Provincial Governor eavy.12
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THINK a minute. A young woman named Cherie was telling about her childhood. Both her parents worked outside of their home from the time she was a very young girl. Her mother was an actress and was only interested in her own career and selfish ambition, so she spent very little time with her kids. Even when she wasn’t working she was away from home socializing with her friends. Cherie and her brother were left alone everyday, so they got into trouble at a very young age. Their parents finally divorced and her dad remarried. Cherie was a teenager when she overdosed on drugs and almost died.
Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst The next day her stepmother, who was very loving and wise, said this to her: “Cherie, how long are you going to use your past as an excuse for your life now? You can continue hating yourself and blaming others for the way you are, or, you can choose to change.” Well, as a teenage girl Cherie chose to change. After finishing her education, she started her own business and now she trav-
els across her nation as a public speaker to teenage kids, talking to them about their life choices. One person said: “Little people with little hearts live their life in little ruts, refusing to change anything in their little world.” So when things are not the way we think they should be, we have two choices: we can keep complaining about them, or start changing them.
A wise man said: “Stop complaining about what you have allowed.” It’s kind of like the old saying, “Put up or shut up.” In other words, either do something to help change and improve the situation, or stop complaining about it. We can “light a candle or curse the darkness.” God is just waiting for you to ask for His help to change your dark situation. But Jesus Christ can’t help you until you ask Him to take charge of your life everyday. If you keep shutting out His light and love, then your life will just stay as it is. Remember, “If things don’t change, they’ll stay the same.” It’s your choice. Just Think a Minute.
When police fail to understand assigned job LIKE any other growing cities, peace and order are inherent problems. Obviously, crimes against persons and properties are common occurrence in developing cities. The city of Cagayan de Oro is not an exception. Robberies, holdups, and killings are taking place in Cagayan de Oro City in an unusual frequency. What makes this thing dreadful is the flair of the suspect (s) to kill their prey in cold Cris Diaz blood – women, not exempted. However, what makes things more shocking is the incompetence of law enforcers to address the growing menace. Officials of the Cagayan de Oro Police Office (COCPO) face blank walls in resolving the issue. Residents wonder whether the local police are doing their job or simply useless. Police regional director Catalino Rodriguez, of PNP region 10, appeared to have failed to offer a positive solution to the growing crimes in Cagayan de Oro City. The impression only gives one an idea of the inability of the city’s chief of police to crack on the issue of the local crime, too. If the city would have this kind of law enforcers, what would happen to the citizenry? The breakdown of peace and order would not be far behind. The business community and the local citizenry would lose faith in law enforcement. Why is this happening? Nobody wants
this scenario to take place. There were many arguments. Perhaps, this is the effect of reshuffling and changing horses in midstream. The idea boils down to the regular members of local law enforcement. In other words, law enforcers could not work together on an issue because of loyalty and the lack of cooperation toward higher police officials. For instance, the appointments of the Chief of Police in Cagayan de Oro City and the PNP regional office took place even before one could sit down on their command. The position of the chief of police in Cagayan de Oro City changed guard in a matter of days when a new officer got an appointment. The same took place in the regional PNP command when the director changes hands even before one would the opportunity to know the regular members. The police hierarchy calls it routine reshuffling. However, many in some quarters disagree with the spirit of reshuffling – especially if it is done haphazardly -- as an effective method of police administration. Perhaps, the police hierarchy should look into the idea that effective police administration is attainable only when assigned officers know their area of responsibility (AOR) like the palm in their hands. Does it mean that Cagayan de Oro City’s chief of police Graciano Mijares and regional police director Catalino Rodriguez do not know their AOR very well? Let the readers comment. React: email@example.com
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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring…” (Genesis 28:14, the Holy Bible). -ooo“PHILIPPINES, ISL ANDS OF SAINT S”: What did Pope Francis I really mean when he told Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, the retired archbishop of Cebu, “Filipinas, islas de santos” (or, “Philippines, islands of saints”)? Did Francis mean that the Philippines is a place where saints abound, or is itself holy? Or, did he merely refer to the fact that there are now at least two Catholic saints from the islands? Nobody can say now what Francis really meant, and this includes Vidal him-
Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio self and even Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, the predecessor of Antonio Cardinal Tagle as the archbishop of Manila who met with the Pope after his election last March 13, 2013. But whatever Francis’ comment meant, it is not really far from the truth to say that the Philippines is indeed a place where saints abound, or is itself holy, or where two Catholic saints came from. For, I believe that the Philippines and its people are what the Prophet Isaiah referred to, in Isaiah 46:11 of the Bible, when he mentioned the “east”, or
the “far-off land” where He will call “a bird of prey”, a “man” who will fulfill His plan and purpose, for the propagation of His Word to the whole world, and the salvation of lost souls everywhere. -oooFILIPINOS’ DESTINY AS “BIRD OF PREY” FROM THE EAST: Is there a Biblical basis for this belief of mine on the spiritual destiny of Filipinos as a people or race coming from the “east” or “far-off land” who had been collectively designated by God as His “bird of prey” and “man” to fulfill His plan
and purpose? Yes, there is and, if we examine the Bible more closely, there is more than one basis. More appropriately, there are concrete bases in the Bible about this destiny of Filipinos. My first basis, of course, is Isaiah 46:11 itself. Right now, there is only one Christian nation in this part of the world that has been known, since time immemorial, as the Far East, and this is the Philippines. Surely, it is the Philippines that God, through Isaiah, referred to as the Far East, and it is the Filipino nation that constitutes the “bird of prey” or the “man” called by God to fulfill His plan and purpose of salvation. The Bible could not have meant other countries in the Far East, or our neighbors in Asia, for the simple reason that they are not Saints | page 10
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SANTA CRUZ, Placer, Surigao del Norte - Some 160 individuals from Barangay Lahi, Gigaquit, Surigao del Norte have benefited from the joint medical and dental mission, March 12, this year, initiated by the 20th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, in collaboration with other stakeholders. Of said number, 22 had tooth extraction; 26 circumcision (tuli); and 112 have either been given free medical consultation, treatment
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BUTUAN City - The Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT), together with the RPRAT implementing agencies, has called on the Local Poverty Reduction Action Teams (LPRAT) to revise, replace or modify proposed anti-poverty projects for fiscal year 2014 Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB). This, during the March 7-8 orientation heald at a local hotel, here. The coaching was based on the results of RPRAT’s thorough review and scrutiny of the proposed antipoverty projects submitted by the LPRATs where erroneous entries have been discovered, particularly in the project list and project briefs. The regional team further found some proposed projects that are not within the menu of programs of the implementing agencies or cannot be proposed as BuB projects, as expressly stipulated in the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 3. In a d d i t i o n , s o m e LPRATs did not conform to the prescribed percentage of LGU counterparts. DILG Caraga OIC-Asst. Regional Director Donald A. Seronay said the Provincial Coaching have provided the venue for clarification, revision and replacement of ineligible proposed projects with the implementing agencies. The first day of the provincial coaching was intended for selected LGUs of Agusan del Norte (including the city
and the 30IB. The Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) is a continuing program of the battalion and its partner-agencies, delivering health services to the less-fortunate brothers and sisters living in depressed areas, which could hardly
be reached with such types most needed development in of assistance because of dis- the countryside,” said 30IB tance and security reasons. sources. (1st Lt. Stephen G. “Through this, it is expected that the people shall then be able to understand the willingness of government in delivering basic services to them and subsequently put into motion the
Truck robbed by armed Regional anti-poverty body men asks LGUs to modify projects CAMP R afael Rodriguez, Butuan City - Along the national hig hway of Purok-3, Brgy. Amparo, this city, a delivery canter truck bearing plate plate number YCT 425, was robbed by 10 fully-armed men in bl ack c amouf l age uniform, afternoon of March 15, this year. Reports reaching the Police Regional Office (PRO-13) said, the truck owned by Twin Star Gasoline Station of 425 Ochoa Avenue, Brgy. Limaha, this city, and driven by Romnick Abandon Solita, 24 years old of Purok-1, Barangay Tagabaka, was hauling drums of gasoline and crude oil from the city to Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte when the robbery took place. Also aboard the truck at the time of incident were the Cashier/Collector Zoreen Asaytona Anora and Helper Renato Velarde Sabsalon. The robbers, who were reportedly armed with M16 and M14 rifles, took some PhP48,176.00 two mobile phones and official receipts. They fled toward and unknown direction after the incident. This case is being investigated by Police Station 5, BCPO personnel. (RKAP/MMG/asf )
of Butuan), Surigao del the complete details of the Norte and Dinagat Islands, eligible proposed projects. while the second day was for The revised LPRAPs of the selected LGUs of Agusan the LPRATs will be submitdel Sur and Surigao del Sur. ted on or before March 12, Part of the provincial 2013 to the DILG Regional coaching was the reiteration Office in both hard and of the salient features of JMC soft copies in ms word/exel No. 3 discussed by DILG and pdf formats for conLGOO VI Jocelyn Jayoma, solidation and integration such as the correct entries of to the respective plans of the Local Poverty Reduction the implementing agencies. Action Plan (LPRAP) and (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, their corresponding Project DILG-13/PIA-Caraga/arBriefs, which must include jaysfelicilda) Republic of the Philippines City of Cagayan de Oro
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Notice is hereby given that the application of NEOTRINITY Corp. for NEOCENTRAL of Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City for registration under City Ordinance No. 8268-2002, otherwise known as the Cagayan de Oro Investment Incentives of 2002 as a Commercial Arcade and Warehousing Facility has been approved on February 26, 2013 per Resolution No. 03-2013 passed by the Investment Evaluation Committee and is currently being processed.
Notice is hereby given that the application of NEOPACE, Inc. for Gaisano of Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City for registration under City Ordinance No. 8268-2002, otherwise known as the Cagayan de Oro Investment Incentives of 2002 as a Mall Operator for Gen. Merchandise, Supermarket, Real Estate Lessor has been approved on February 26, 2013 per Resolution No. 02-2013 passed by the Investment Evaluation Committee and is currently being processed.
Any person with valid objections/or pertinent comments of the above-mentioned application may file his/her objection in writing and under oath, with the Office of the City Mayor within one week from date of publication.
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Christians, and are not believers of the God of Israel, and could not therefore be mobilized by Him to propagate the Word of God that is in the Christian Bible. Yes, these other Asian nations will become believers later, but at this point, only Filipinos have been equipped with the appropriate faith in God to carry out His plan and purpose. -oooFILIPINOS AS GOD’S EVANGELIZERS: The second basis I can see for the spiritual destiny of Filipinos is what Genesis 1:26 and 28 provide. These two verses are saying that when God created the first man and woman, He mandated them to “rule… over all the earth…”, “to fill the earth and subdue it…” This clearly means that Filipinos, who likewise descended from the first man and woman that God created, also have the mandate to rule over all the earth, to fill the earth and subdue it. Then, in Genesis 28:1015, which is about Jacob (or Israel) having a dream that God was talking to him, the pronouncement is clear that Jacob’s descendants will be everywhere, in the four corners of the world, in the north, east, west and south, and would bring blessings to all the peoples on earth. This could only mean that there were descendants of Jacob who came to the “east”, according to God’s promise, and these descendants are the Filipinos who are now working to propagate the Word of God. This is the reason why many Filipinos have become very successful in the work of evangelization and in propagating the Word of God, almost everywhere in the world now. This the reason why millions of Filipinos are now being deployed in every country on earth, in the guise of looking for jobs. I believe that they are being deployed for the final work of preaching the Word of God, as Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, said in Matthew 24:14. This is the reason why Francis said: “Philippines, Islands of Saints”. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833, 43 96. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com
Tourism... from page 1
Lanao del Norte, had 86,089 foreign visitors, 44,436 Overseas Filipinos, and 1,579,227 domestic travellers in the year 2011. Chan bared also that last year’s Accommodation Capacity survey showed the Region has 453 establishments (hotels, resorts, lodging inns) with a total room capacity of 8,188. When asked on why Northern Mindanao has
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Editorial. : email@example.com Advertising : firstname.lastname@example.org become the top travel destination in the island, Chan said one reason could be Cagayan de Oro, as a strategic gateway of the region, is nearer to famous destinations like Bohol, Cebu, and Boracay. “It has good connectivity. Very ideal and hazzle free,” added Chan. “Aside from Cagayan de Oro City, we have equally world class destinations like Camiguin and Bukidnon, and Iligan. This includes Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental which are near to emerging destinations like Dakak and Dapitan,” Director Chan noted. Chan also made mention the transport factor. “Camiguin is now connected to Cebu and Bohol. Fast Craft and RORO sea vessels are now serving JagnaCamiguin-Cagayan de Oro five times a week,” Chan added. Other factors according to Director Chan, could be the fact that Icons for the region are very much promoted here and abroad such as the – Dahilayan Adventure Park, Mt. Kitanglad, Camiguin Eco-Tourism destinations, Misamis Occidental Aqua Marine Park, Lasang Adventure Park, Gardens of Malasag Ecotourism Village, Makahambus Adventure, Lake Apo in Bukidnon, Christmas Symbolsin Tangub City, Hoyohoy PARK IN Misamis Occidental, and the wholeyear round Whitewater Rafting Adventure in this city. Chan asserted that Region is ready to accommodate more tourist arrivals with the opening of the new Laguindingan Airport. He said that Cagayan de Oro City as a service center has almost complete facilities compared to other destinations in Mindanao. “Local Government Units(LGUs), national leaders and private, civic organizations are very supportive to the development of tourism in our region.” Chan added.
Comelec... from page 1
Feb. 23, 2013 by the Comelec Special Bids and Awards Committee (SBAC) headed by Helen G. AguilaFlores, AirFreight 2011was directed to post the needed Performance Security in favor of the Comelec, in cash, cashier’s/manager’s check, and bank draft/guarantee confirmed by a universal or commercial bank, in an amount equal to a percentage of the contract price in accordance with the following schedule: Five (5) percent irrevocable letter of credit confirmed or authenticated by a universal or commercial bank and 30 percent surety bond callable upon demand issued by a surety or insurance company by a surety or insurance company duly certified by the Insurance Commission as authorized to issue such security. Signed by Atty. Sixto Brillantes, Chairperson of the Comele, the Notice of
Award (NOA) to AirFreight 2100 was dated March 5, 2013, with 10 days to comply with the required performance security, the failure of which constituted the ground for the immediate cancellation of award and forfeiture of bid security. AirFreight 2100, Inc. was declared the Bidder with the Lowest Calculated Responsive Bid (BLCRB) for the Deployment of the AES Equipment and Paraphernalia for the six (6) regions of Mindanao. After post-qualification evaluation made by the Technical Working Group (TWG) as directed in SBAC Resolution dated Jan. 10, 2013, and pursuant to the revised implementing rules and regulations of RA 9184, the SBAC approved the recommendations of the TWG. The eligibility documents of subject bidder has been validated and verified, and its compliance with legal, financial and technical requirements of the bid has been ascertained, before it was awarded the NOA. The company is located at the 3rd Floor of Cargohaus Bldg., Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Complex, Old Manila International Airport (MIA) Road, Paraňaque City. (RCAguhob/PIA10Misamis Occidental)
Police... from page 1
during the summer and Holy Week. Police Senior Supt. Rolando Hinanay, Provincial Director of Misamis Oriental, said implementation of the twin operations would be in all provincial and city police stations in Northern Mindanao. One of the security measures would be the deployment of policemen to all bus terminals and other passenger holding areas in the region, Hinanay said. He said the measure is in coordination with private security agencies and concerned government agencies to prevent any acts of lawlessness by antigovernment/terrorist groups or criminal elements. Hinanay also said that police patrol cars and barangay tanods would conduct joint police visibility patrols in the barangays and subdivisions to secure residential houses. He said a standby unit of explosive odnance and K-9 teams would be readily available to respond to all forms of threat, including bomb threats. “There woulbe no break for policemen taking part in the intesified security plan in the regin,” Hinanay added.
Fight... from page 1
that time but we heard it as far from here in the town proper. I was so afraid for my family that I immediately hurried towards my house in the hills. Thankfully my
children and their families were also on their way out of the village when I arrived, thankfully no one got hurt,” said Palatulon. He explained that even though the local government did not order any evacuation, the people were so frightened that they left their houses in a hurry. “Just in Sitio Kabayawa alone 47 families evacuated. Other families from Sitio Makupa and from Tubod evacuated as well,” he said. Charlito Rabadan, a farmer from Sitio Kabayawa, said he was out in the field when it all happened and immediately hurried back home. “All six of us, including my wife and children, immediately came down from our home in the hills. We saw other families rush to the town proper, too. Loud automatic gunfire from the mango plantation where the encounter took place echoed across the hills,” said Rabadan. One of the teachers in the elementary school in Sitio Kabayawa who requested anonymity revealed how she and other teachers immediately guided the school children out the school. “The children cried and shouted as they panicked. We tried to keep them calm while moving out of the school down towards the town proper,” said the teacher. Rabadan confirmed what the teachers did, saying it was heroic. Some of the teachers, he added, were even crying as they guided the children. On the other side of the encounter area in Sitio Campo Uno, Barangay Rojales residents also heard the exchange of gunfire but only few evacuated. Raymond Obejero, a motorcycle driver, said a mountain separates their village from the clash site, and so most of the residents felt safe. But he did not bother taking the chance, so he and his family left and headed towards the poblacion. 1Lt Nestor Endozo Jr., Alpha Company commander of the 58IB, explained that the encounter took place after they pinpointed the NPA’s location in the valley. The soldiers recovered unexploded landmines, ammunitions, 20 pieces of uniforms, 20 pieces of food containers and other materials and paraphernalia used by the NPA, Endozo said. Residents reported that gunfire was last heard 7 a.m. Saturday. Most of the residents of Sitio Kabayawa still have not returned to their houses and managed to stay with relatives and friends in the town proper as military operations in the area continued until Sunday. In January 2009, the town’s municipal hall and the police station were attacked by NPA rebels, killing a police officer. (Erwin Mascariñas / MindaNews)
Rice... from page 2
sociated with genetic transformations,” Medina explained. Medina said that carotenoids have 200 types, some of which are anti-nutrients or those that prevent the absorption of other nutrients by the body. The IRRI, Medina said, has not made substantial, scientific study on golden rice. “If a study has been made, it has not been made available to the public,” he said. “It’s a Trojan horse for consumers to accept GMO,” the scientist said. Not guinea pigs For her part, Jhana Tejome of the Philippine Network on Food Security Programmes (PNFSP) said Filipinos must not allow their children to be fed with golden rice. “Do not make guinea pigs out of our children,” Tejome said. After the government approves the golden rice, efficacy tests will be conducted among the Filipino people. “Golden rice sends a wrong message on how to address malnutrition and hunger,” Tejome said. “Instead of increasing diversification of food sources, which also provides much needed nutrition, the people are being offered a single crop that addresses only the Vitamin A deficiency.” Data from the Food and Nutrition Research Institute shows that the incidence of Vitamin A deficiency among children with ages six months to five years old decreased from 40.1 percent in 2003 to 15.2 percdent in 2008. Cases among pregnant women and nursing mothers also dropped in the same period. Medina pointed out that vegetables, fruits and food crops containing beta carotene are abundant in the Philippines. Among these are spinach, sweet potato, carrots, papaya, mango and melon. “We see that golden rice is masking the real problems of malnutrition and will only make it worse,” Tajome said. “Instead of providing a solution to the ever increasing prices of basic commodities, we are being offered with rice with beta carotene as ‘pakonswelo de bobo’ (fool’s offering).” Meanwhile, Antonio Flores, spokesman of Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), called on the government to stop the commercialization of golden rice. “We assert our right to safe and adequate food,” Flores said. Medina criticized the Department of Agriculture for “sending mixed signals to farmers.” “The DA says they are promoting organic agriculture but they also encourage the use of chemicals and GMOs. They should put their act together.” Flores also said the rice self-sufficiency program of
the Aquino government is bound to fail. The Aquino administration targets palay production of 21.11 million tons by end of 2013 and 22.49 million tons of palay by end of 2016. “How can we attain rice self sufficiency when in fact there is no concrete plan and program that would carry on the improvement of agricultural productivity?” Flores asked. The peasant leader said that last year, the DA allotted a measly P452 ($11) each for the country’s 2.7 million rice farmers. “Worse, the Aquino government only continues the same policies that have kept domestic agriculture backward, low-yielding and labor-intensive,” Flores added. Challenge to candidates Medina urged voters to junk candidates who are pro-GMO and support those who stand against GMOs. “We call on candidates to uphold the rights of consumers to safe food,” he said. Flores, meanwhile, urged candidates to support genuine agrarian reform and the development of the rice industry. (http://bulatlat. com)
Driver... from page 11
specification na dinebelop, tinesting at in-adjust ng Honda Research and Development upang masagot ang mga pangangailangan ng mga Pinoy motorcycle driver na makatipid sa gastos sa engine maintenance at mas lumaki pa ang kita. Una sa lahat ay convenience ang handog ng Honda TMX Supremo sa mga tricycle driver, lalo na sa mga gumagamit nito pang-hanapbuhay. Mayroon itong electric at malambot na kick starter para siguradong walang palya ang timing at mas swabe ang pag-start ng makina, at may “Easy Access Choke Control” din kaya mas mabilis ang pag-start kahit matagal nakatigil o hindi umaandar ang makina. Dahil sa 4-stroke, OHC, aircooled engine nito na may 7,000rpm power at 5,000rpm na torque, siguradong mas malakas ang hatak kaya walang katapat ang performance sa kalsada. At dahil sa 5-speed, constant mesh manual transmission nito, walang problema sa performance dahil sa Honda TMX Supremo, sure ang gaan ng pagmamaneho, mas mabilis at mas matipid pa sa gas. Aangat din ang Honda TMX Supremo pagdating sa komportableng biyahe dahil sa “Telescopic Fork front suspension” at “Twin rear suspension” nito, pati na ang malaking 1306mm wheelbase at 771mm seat height kaya komportable ang sasakay dito, lalo na sa mga mahahabang biyahe. Dahil sa mga “superior product feature” na ito ng Honda TMX Supremo, sigurado ang “durability,” “power,” “convenience,” at “comfort.” Tanungin lang ang mga tricycle driver at TODA at sila na mismo ang magsasabi kung anong klaseng motorsiklo ang Honda TMX Supremo. Para sa iba pang detalye tungkol sa mas matatag, mas komportable at mas maasahan na Honda TMX Supremo, magpunta lamang sa kahit saang Honda authorized 3S shop dealer o tumawag sa 1-800-10HONDAPH (4663274) o mag-email sa customerservice@ hondaph.com. I-“LIKE” din ang Honda Philippines, Inc. Facebook page (Honda Motorcycles Ph) o bumisita sa Website: www.hondaph.com.
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Honda TMX Supremo—patok sa mga tricycle driver Natapos kamakailan ang “Honda 100K Challenge,” ang kauna-unahang testdriving challenge sa bansa kung saan naging tampok ang mga tricycle driver at mga “TODA” (tricycle operators and drivers association) sa ilang bahagi ng Pilipinas. Ang kakaibang event na ito na sinimulan ng Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) noong Nobyember 2012 at inabot ng halos 2 buwan bago matapos, ay sinalihan ng higit sa 100,000 mga tricycle driver mula sa mga TODA sa iba’t-ibang probinsiya sa buong Luzon
at maging sa iba pang lugar sa Visayas at Mindanao. Lahat sila ay nag-test drive ng Honda TMX Supremo para malaman kung paano ito sasagupa sa mga pangaraw araw na kondisyon sa pagmamaneho at klase ng kalsada. At base sa kanilang reaksiyon, lahat ay nasiyahan at marami ang nagsabing bibili sila ng Honda TMX Supremo upang mas makatipid at masiguro ang mas malaking kita. Si Mang Erning Manalo, 43 anyos mula Laguna at isang tricycle driver na sa loob ng mahigit 20 taon, ay
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Masaya tungkol sa Honda TMX Supremo. “Ito ang klase ng motorsiklo na gusto ko—madaling imaneho at tiyak magugustuhan ng mga tricycle driver sa lugar namin. Matibay at madali i-maintain kaya wala akong problema sa kalsada.” Si Mauricio “Isyong” Tolanes, nagdedeliber ng liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) gamit ang motorsiklo, ay nagulat dahil madali palang gamitin ang Honda TMX Supremo. “Akala ko ay mabagal dahil medyo malaki, pero mabilis pala ito at mas maaasahan sa kalsada. Naging mas madali ang pagdedeliber ko dahil madali akong nakakabalik sa tindahan para kumuha pa ng ibang idedeliber. Masaya ako at lalo na siyempre ang amo ko,” Tolanes said. “Ginusto talaga namin na ang mga tricycle driver, ang mga ‘Bossing ng Kalsada,’ ang mismong makaexperience sa mga benepisyo ng mas pinalakas na Honda TMX Supremo at paano ito makakatulong sa kanilang hanapbuhay bilang tricycle driver, na mas makakatipid
at mas malaki ang kita na maiuuwi para sa pamilya. Kapag Honda ang gamit nila, sigurado sila na ang kanilang motorsiklo ay mas matatag at kayang sagupain ang anumang hamon ng kalsada dahil ito ay mas mabilis at mas maaasahan,” wika ni Dennis Restor, Sales and Marketing Manager, Honda Philippines, Inc. Para sa kahit anong hamon ng kalsada, ang Honda TMX Supremo ang siyang maghahari dahil ang proven road workhorse na ito ay mas pinalakas at pinahusay pa para mabigyan ang Pinoy motorcycle driver ng isang malakas, matatag, mabilis at mas maaasahan na motorsiklo. Dahil ang target ay motorcycle driver na gusto laging nasa maayos na kondisyon ang kanilang motor, ginawa ng Honda ang bagong TMX Supremo na mas angat sa iba gamit ang superior engine technology upang maghari sa 150cc class. Ang bagong Honda TMX Supremo ay may world-class engine driver | page 10
Golden Icon Pawnshop Benerandita L. Abrasaldo Main Branch Lt. Guillermo Street, Cogon, CDO City Tel no. 72-99-73 Puerto Branch : Puerto, CDO City Tel no : 74-26-75 NOTICE OF AUCTION SALE Starting March 26, 2013 8:30 in the morning up to 5:30 in the afternoon, this establishment will hold a public auction of all overdue pledges from November 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. The Management Sa Marso 26, 2013 sa alas 8:30 sa buntag hangtud sa alas 5:30 sa hapon, ang tanang butang pinirenda nga wala makuha/malukat sa bulan sa Nobyembre 1, 2012 hangtud sa Enero 31, 2013 maapil sa subasta. Gi-awhag ang tanang butang sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo. Ang Tagdumala MDN: Mar. 19, 2013
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Published on Mar 19, 2013