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Peace talks may derail due to Sabah -advocates VOL. 2, No. 259

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March 22, 2013


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Ms. Cora dela Cruz (right), Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber, stresses a point during the Oro chamber general membership meeting in Cagayan de Oro yesterday. At left, former Orochamber past president Antonio Uy chats with incumbent President Efren T. Uy. Photo by Rolando Sudaria

DAVAO CITY – Peace advocates warned Thursday a possible derailment of the peace talks between the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) because of alleged interested groups that are riding on the Sabah issue. Rev. L. Daniel Alba Pantoja, president of the Peacebuilders Community, said in a rally at the Freedom Park here his group believes that there is a "force behind" the Sultanate of Sulu's claim of Sabah. Many would lose their businesses from the culture of war as wealth and power landscape will change in the culture of peace, Pantoja said. He said he was able to talk

with Sulu's Sultan Jamalul Kiram III, who rarely spoke as there was someone who did most of the talking in Kiram's behalf. He said the Peacebuilders, a peace building arm of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches, supports the resumption of peace talks without being derailed by the Sabah crisis. Should both parties complete the peace process, he explained, then they would be able to extend their capacity to settle other issues such as that on Sabah. He added that while the government continues with the peace talks, there is still a need to provide relief for the Filipinos affected in Sabah, and to create a committee or commission that will focus on the issue.

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Canadian chamber exec director graces Plaza siblings rivalry Oro Chamber general members’ meeting in AgSur heats up CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – No less than the Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines was invited by this city’s premier busi-

ness organization – the Oro Chamber - to grace its 1st Quarter 2013 General Membership Meeting yesterday at the N Hotel. Ms. Cora dela Cruz, Executive Director of the

Canadian Chamber, graced the Oro Chamber meeting and induction of new members. Cruz who hails from Tarlac immigrated to Canada in 1971, and has dual

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Ed in Chief Allan Mediante was one of the newly inducted members of the Chamber.

One killed, 3 wounded as NPA-Army clash in MisOr By Cris Diaz Associate Editor

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – A militiaman was killed while three soldiers of the army’s 58th Infantry Battalion

wounded when government troopers and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels engaged in a day-long running gun battle in the hinterlands of the municipal town of Claveria Wednesday.

Lt. Col. George Banson, commander of the army’s 58th IB based in Claveria, on Thursday said that the running gun battle started about 7:00 o’clock wounded | page 10

By CHRIS PANGANIBAN Adolph Edward Plaza about the alleged multi-million SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan anomalies and mismandel Sur— With still more agement of the provincial than a week before the lo- government. cal campaign period starts, The Plaza family who the bitter rivalry among the dominated politics in the siblings of the long running province for almost half a Plaza political dynasty in century have broken up into this province has heated up two factions with Rodolfo siding with younger brother in public gatherings. Former three-term con- Victor, an incumbent progressman Rodolfo “Om- vincial board member who pong” Plaza who is on a is running for vice governor, comeback bid in the sec- while Adolph Edward who ond congressional district is seeking his fourth reelechas broke the silence that tion is with his two sisters, would spark the animosities Ma. Valentina and Evelyn among the siblings when Plaza Mellana, who are also he openly lambasted in vil- seeking reelection bids in lage meetings, his younger the first and second congresbrother and incumbent Gov. sional districts respectively. Interestingly, Rodolfo’s camp which coalesced with former two-term congressman Ceferino Paredes Jr., a long-time political rival of the Plaza clan, has brokered moderate to occasionally both the ruling Liberal Party heavy rain showers and and the opposition United thunderstorms which may Nationalist Alliance while trigger flashfloods and Gov. Plaza who was a close landslides due to a low ally of former pressure area (LPA). President Gloria Macapagal In its 5 p.m.

LPA spotted 170 kms east of Hinatuan, Surigao Sur

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 March) – It’s summer but the weather bureau has warned residents of Caraga and Davao regions in Mindanao and Eastern and Central Visayas of cloudy skies with

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RIACFF FIRST QUARTER MEETING. The Department of Social Welfare and Development-10 (DSWD) holds the Regional Inter-Agency Committee on Filipino Family (RIACFF)

first quarter meeting with the aim to discuss RA No. 10361 known as the “Domestic Workers Act,” present accomplishment for January-March, present RIACFF and DSWD plan of action for Filipino Family CY 2013 and prepare 2014 plan for Filipino Family at Pearlmont Inn on March 20, 2013. PIA 10

City Hall implements ‘no texting’ on office hours

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Mayor Vicente Emano on Thursday issued a memorandum warning city employees caught texting during office hours of drastic action. Emano issued the statement in response to complaints that some city hall workers attend to texting messages while people with transactions dismally wait. “The incident should be

stopped,” Emano said warning that city hall employees would face suspension once caught texting amid working hours. Emano said that he was not banning the use of cell phones and texting messages during office hours especially in emergencies. He said that the memorandum has an explicit instruction that texting and cell phones should be

discouraged when serving the general public on office hours. “We should always attend to people transacting business at City Hall at the earliest since these people were also busy,” Emano added. He said he would not hesitate suspending those found violating the “no cell phone, no texting” memorandum at City Hall. CD

Risk management council on full alert CAGAYAN de Oro City––City Mayor Vicente Emano on Thursday ordered all members of the City’s Risk Reduction and Management Council (CRRMC) on full alert during the duration of the Holly Week. Armin Cuenca, head of the CRRMC, said that the memorandum also detailed assignments of each member of the group

during the Holy Week. According to Cuenca, the CRRMC could be reached 24/7 during the duration of the Holy Week at its headquarters at the city tourism hall here. Cuenca said that the full alert status starts next week on Holy Maunday until Sunday.

Turnover of school classroom in Nazareth

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez leads the ribbon cutting in the turn over ceremony of a recently completed grade six classroom at South City Central School in Barangay Nazareth. With the congressman are school principal Emmanuel Alingig, barangay kagawads Rodney Magno Quiblat, Henry Madria, Clarissa Guidaben and teacher Joy Pangan and students.


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A Natural Enclave in the Midst of the Metropolis Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation (PODC) is proud to introduce its latest innovation in project design: Westwoods. Westwoods is an exciting and new premier subdivision in the Pueblo de Oro Township in Cagayan de Oro. Surrounded by the Pueblo Urban Rainforest, it is a natural and eco-friendly residential environment where you may also enjoy an urban lifestyle. Westwoods offers both lots only and house and lot packages. These lots are available at an introductory price of P 4,850/sq.m. Only five (5) minutes from SM City CDO, Westwoods features the following amenities: • Grand entrance gate and guardhouse • Clubhouse with function hall, swimming pool & cabana, and basketball court • Landscaped parks, playground, and picnic grounds with lots of trees and greenery all around • Jogging, hiking, and biking trail • Perimeter fence • 24/7 Security supported by K-9 and horse-mounted patrol • Wide and well-lit concrete roads • Efficient underground drainage system • SM-Forest View-Westwoods shuttle service PODC will be holding the groundbreaking of Westwoods’ entrance gate on March 22, 2013 at the project site. To know more about Westwoods, please visit the PODC Sales Office (look for Lyn or Weng) or contact PODC at (088) 858-8976, 09177004993 (Globe), or 09209477028 (Smart). You may also log on to PODC’s website, check out its Facebook page, e-mail, visit Pueblo de Oro’s mall exhibits (SM City, Gaisano Mall, and Ororama Cogon) or get in touch with any PODC-accredited broker or agent.


Caraga Region


friday |MARCH 22, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA • Email: Editorial : Advertising :

Province is on right track – Matugas By Susil Ragas

SURIGAO del Norte - The provincial government here is on the right track in its developmental pursuit assessing from the gains basic services delivery to the people, under the health, education and environment, agriculture and aquaculture, livelihood and tourism, spiritual renewal social services and security (HEALS) program. This, for the last two and half years from July 2010 to December 2012. Governor Sol F. Matugas made this assessment last Monday during her 3rd State of the Province Address dubbed “Pagpahayag 2013” at the Provincial Convention Center, where she outlined the accomplishments of her administration that strengthened and propelled the province as one of the top performing provinces

in Caraga Region. “Based on the various national and local awards the provincial government obtained, we can say that we are substantially on the right track in fulfilling our obligations of delivering basic services to the people,” the governor said. She reported substantial increase in revenue collection from real property tax and remittance, hospital income, and economic enterprise. She also reported

a total of 115 infrastructure projects worth P222.94 million which were implemented from July 2010 to December 2012. The governor cited substantial gains, such as the restored trust and confidence in local governance; the HEALS program, as a banner development strategy of the province; institutionalized transparThe convergence proency, accountability and participation as a core gram on social protection ser vices focusing values;

mining and tourism site, upgraded capabilities of human resources to keep pace with the requirements for the development; Upgraded existing educational system to effectively meet the demands of the industries and gave focus to peace and social inclusiveness in the attainment of the overall development. She also cited the awards that the province obtained, like the Seal of Good Housekeeping Award, Gawad Pamana Ng Lahi Award and Gawad Kalasag Award, proving that the province is on right track towards the on the poorest and most “Ang Bag-ong Surigao.” depressed areas; strength- (SR/SDR/PIA-Surigao del ened niche as agri-fishery, Norte/asf )

DOTC Caraga ready for Oplan Semana LGU van Santa

crashes, 4 persons injured

By Nora L. Molde

BUTUAN City - The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTCCaraga is heightening security in all seaports, airports, and bus terminals starting March 25 up to April 1. DOTC-Caraga Chief of Operations Eugene Rula said, to have a meaningful and safe celebration of the “Semana Santa” 2013, their office will again activate its “Oplan Semana Santa” helpdesk in all public places in the region. He further said, law enforces, inspectors and personnel will be deployed in different terminals of public utility buses, vans, jeepneys and other public places to assist passengers, inspect franchises and road worthiness of vehicles traveling to different locations of the

By SPO1 Philip Amer P Mazo

region. The Oplan Semana Santa helpdesk will be activated from 8 a.m. up to 5 p.m. Engr. Rula also said they have conducted seminars to drivers and operators of buses, vans, and jeepneys since yesterday, until today on matters relating to Oplan

Semana Santa helpdesk. He called on the public to be vigilant when riding vehicles and going to crowded public places especially that shoplifters/hold uppers are active during this time. Their office also coordinated with different motor pools like that of the

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Department of Health, Philippine Red Cross, and local government units to ensure that any untoward road incident will be given immediate actions by concerned units. (NCLM-PIA 13 Caraga/asf)

CAMP Rafael Rodriguez, Butuan City - A Mitsubishi Delica van SHK 171, belonging to La Paz LGU in Agusan del Sur, was damaged in an accident along the national highway of Purok 5 Brgy. Noli, Bayugan City, early evening of March 18this year. The van was driven by Welmie Havana Ignacio, 37 years old, with passengers Perlina Manalo, 61 years old; Cora Urdanilla,; and Dona Urdanilla, 16 all of Brgy. Poblacion, La Paz. They sustained injuries in various parts of their body. Police records show, the accident took place

when a motorcycle abruptly crossed the road, prompting Ignacio to veer left, accidentally hitting a six-wheeler truck travelling towards opposite direction. The truck consequently hit a tricycle parked along the road before ramming into a bamboo barrier. The unidentified truck driver allegedly fled boarding a passing passenger bus, while Ignacio and his passengers were brought to New Bayugan Medical Hospital for treatment by the Search and Rescue Agusan del Sur (SARAS) personnel. (PAPM/MMG/ asf )

Mom shot dead By SPO1 Philip Amer P Mazo

CAMP Rafael Rodriguez, Butuan City - A mom was shot dead by two unidentified persons, while dining with her husband and two kids inside their rented house in Purok 5, Brgy. Zillovia, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur, evening of March 19, this year. The victim, Mina Manpinsahan Manpatilan, 58 years old of Brg y. San Pedro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur die d inst ant ly 2013 TAX CAMPAIGN - With this year's theme "I love the Philippines, I Pay Taxes Correctly!", Bureau of Internal after sustaining gunshot Revenue (BIR-Caraga) Regional Director Norberto Vitug urges all individuals to file their taxes before the April 15, wounds in the head and 2013 deadline. This, during the kick-off ceremony of the agency’s Tax Campaign 2013 at Almont Hotel’s Inland neck. Resort, Butuan City. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga/asf) Police said the assail-

ants, who were wearing bonnets, barged in and shot Mrs. Manpatilan using a caliber .45 pistol and a 9MM hand gun and fled. Personnel of the Talacogon Municipal Police Station, led by SPO3 Raul Francisco, found two empty shells of caliber 9MM, five empty shells of caliber .45, one bullet from a caliber .45 and one slug from a caliber .45 hand gun. The case is still being investigated by authorities. (PAPM/MMG/asf )

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Tacurong dad is one of Philippine’s 10 Outstanding Councilors TACURONG City - The Junior Chamber International Philippines (Philippine Jaycees), with the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) and the Office of Sen. Edgardo J. Angara, has recognized Tacurong City Councilor Psyche M. Sucaldito, as one of The Outstanding Councilors of the Philippines (TOCP) for year 2012. Councilor Sucaldito, along with nine other awardees, received a trophy and cash incentive worth P1.5 million pesos during the TOCP awarding ceremonies, March 7, 2013, at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. She is Tacurong’s No. 1 elected city councilor during the 2010 elections and known for pioneering environmental activities in the city. One of such activities is the Limpyo Kalog (Linis Kanal) gathering all sectors in the community to clean and desilt canals and drainages to prevent flooding in the city. She also authored the Integrated Solid Waste Management Ordinance and the landmark 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan of the City. For the present threeyear term, she authored the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Ordinance; Ordinance Prohibiting the Nailing, Posting, and Hanging of Streamers, Posters, Banners, Political Ads, and Other Advertising Materials on Trees; Ordinance Declaring May 19 of Every Year as Blood Donors’ Day; Ordinance Providing Guidelines for the Increase of Monthly Honorarium of Day Care Workers; Ordinance Regulating Smoking in Public Places and Prohibiting Smoking for Minors; and Ordinance Enacting the Gender and Development Code of the City. According to the TOCP award citation, Councilor Sucaldito’s ‘remarkable achievements and sterling track record coupled with her talent, dedication, and sincere passion to serve the people of the City of Tacurong are clear indicators of her competence as a legislator and leader of impeccable integrity.’ “My accomplishments are products, not only of my own hard work, but of cooperation and unity of the officials, employees, and the people of Tacurong,” said Sucaldito. “I assure Tacurongnons that this recognition will benefit them through a project that will be funded through the P1.5 million cash incentive I received,” she added. TOCP was conceptualized to recognize excellence in legislation output and participation in the conduct

of local government programs and projects. The award is now on its 3rd year of implementation. This year’s TOCP was divided into two categories: Municipal Category with 6 winners (2 from Luzon, 2 from the Visayas, and 2 from Mindanao); and City Category with 4 winners (1-NCR, 1-Luzon, 1-Visayas, 1-Mindanao). (net/ arjaysfelicilda)



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“EVERYONE makes mistakes. That’s why there is an eraser on every pencil.” Japanese Proverb Barely eight Sundays left and the people of the Republic of the Philippines will finally choose their 12 new senators, congressmen, governors, mayors, vice mayors, and councilors. If you want change then you have to use your ultimate power to choose your right leader wisely. In an election, it is not necessary that the president will be in your side to win. While it maybe advantageous because you will enjoy the so-called “machineries” as others are saying when you become an official candidate of the president. People call him,

Come what may Ruel V. Pelone “manok sa presidente.” Maayo na lang kay na “manok” ug dili “iro” o “itoy” sa presidente. Ahay! How are you going to measure the performance of re-electionist Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano and Misamis Oriental Governor and at the same time Cagayan de Oro mayoral candidate Oca Moreno. As I hear it from Moreno himself, he was able to construct many class-

rooms. Good! He was able to construct m a ny f a r m - t o - m a r ke t roads. True? But the real and effective tool in measuring how Moreno and Emano performed their respective tasks as heads of the local government units is the annual audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA). Get a copy of the COA report on how Moreno spent the money of the

provincial government and compare that on the audit report conducted by the COA on Emano’s administration. Just get a copy and compare. ••• Moreno belied the report that his administration has unaccounted for P193 million in public funds. What? Who said that the provincial government has an unliquidated cash advance amounting to P193 million. In fact, the P96 million unliquidated cash advance which Emano is saying in his various radio guesting is not supported by document. G o o d work! Maayo gyud ng palooy-looy ba kay basin ra mogakat ang mga botante.

COA’s audit report: A political conspiracy THE regional office of the Commissions on Audit (COA) should release the results of audit reports of the province of Misamis Oriental and the city of Cagayan de Oro in 2012. COA should furnish newspapers, especially newspapers with Mindanao wide circulation, copies of these reports, too. We are throwing this suggestion to end speculations about the exact Cris Diaz financial condition and status of governance in Misamis Oriental. The 2011 COA reports now available on the website were a hodgepodge audit report of local government units and national government offices. Shifting through the more than 300 page report was too technical that one could not get anything substantial from it. Are this how government offices ( COA ) write reports? If the COA report was an exercise of transparency, we could say to torture and becloud the minds of the readers. Now, in the spirit of transparency, we need a specific COA report about provinces and cities in order to understand how these government units operate. We know COA have these reports yet it seems that the office is not releasing this for public consumption. Why? For instance, a COA should shed light on allegations about the P193 million unsettled cash advance of Gov. Oscar Moreno of Misamis Oriental. If this government is getting rid of corruption in the government, COA

should take the lead in filing charges against government officials who clearly violate auditing rules and procedures in the liquidation of cash advances. In the case of Moreno, the COA is extraordinarily silence. Is it true that a top COA official in Manila is protecting Moreno in order to get away with graft court involving his unsettled cash advances? The taxpayers are asking COA questions for its apparent neglect in filing charges against public officials perceived to be corrupt. In the past, COA said it could not file charges of corruption against government officials since its responsibility is only to submit recommendations based on its findings in audit reports. If the COA could not do anything to curtail corruption in the government, then, Congress should move for its abolition. After all, former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos created the COA as an independent body to serve the whims of the Martial Law Regime. In many instances in the past, COA was involved in multi-million graft cases in connivance with national and regional offices. During the Martial Law era, COA’s top officials were involved in the one of the largest graft cases involving the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in the country. It seems that COA, as an independent constitutional body, supplies audit information only to politicians for political purpose. Perhaps, Moreno is one of the victims of COA’s adverse reports. Alternatively, COA peddles the wrong information to make it appear that those who use the audit report were liars. React

in media parlance this is the derogatory term to mean “attack”, then to “collect” and DC as in to “defend” and again to “collect”. Either way it becomes prosperous for the media at hand. This is the corrupt presentation and the muscle media has and does to its public unfortunately. Horrid as it sounds the practice is what it is to harass its clients. The problem with the “defend” Harry Tambuatco issue is that perceptions when born most times are more difficult to generate with a proper erratum. Providing equal time and opportunity to those already offended is not as effective with the presentation of a defense. Perceptions once formed are hard to change and the topof-mind attitudes become set and truths. This is when crisis-management come into play and the urgency of this service when addressing media “attacks”. Let us take for example the issue of Sabah and the mounting aggression of the Sultan’s Royal Forces and our President. Barely a week after the incident of deaths of Filipino Muslins or Royal Forces, the mishandling of the Sabah issue has not only become frail but its volatility has turned against the President as far as perceptions are concerned. Public opinion is working against his political edge or popularity. There are multiple reasons as to why the President has chosen a particular path on how

to deal with the issues considering the confusion of the claimants to the Royalty, the rent paid by Malaysia, its sovereignty vis-à-vis land ownership/s and of course the very fragile Nobel winning act called the Bangsamoro peace pact with Malaysia as its arbiter. The integrity of the peace broker is now muddled all considering. Now with desperation and spin, Malacanang has to deal with the issues of Filipinos being slaughtered not to mention the residing majority of Sabah’s population being Filipino, documented or not. To create the spin and to take the heat away from the President will be difficult to wash with perceptions already generated. Another example would be the Tejada teen who committed suicide allegedly due to financial woes and the University of the Philippines who to begin with is a state college presumably operating for the under-privileged or poor. The university has no business turning away scholars (if she was one in deed) or for that matter a financially disabled student who wishes only for a good education. The chancellor, its dean and or the board of regents of the university is shamed. The public is asking for retribution but there seems to be another spin, be it real or otherwise. As it turns out, according to Atty. Popoy De Vera, the ill-fated child was not enrolled for the semester due to lack of funds. The systems in the University for Redress on financial issues have it that unless she files for the controversial “leave of absence” she could be dropped from the roll or enrollees having


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The death of all dreams MUCH have been said and written about the suicide of a freshman University of the Philippines (UP) Manila student, Kristel Tejada, over her failure to continue her studies because of nonpayment of her school fees. Tejada, the 16-year old daughter of a father was recently terminated from work because the company where he used to work closed shop and a housewife mother caring for her five children, had a hard time settling her school fees for the first semester of the soon to end school year. Upon enrollment, she was able to pay more or less P2,000 only of her P9,000 total school fees. She had to secure a student loan to be admitted. During the second semester, she was forced to go on a leave of absence because she was denied admission for her parents’ ability to settle her student loan incurred during the first semester only in December of last year. And no additional loan could be granted her without her settling her outstanding loan first. Pleas were made by her and her parents to no avail. All that the UP Manila school officials could say was for her to abide by the

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II university’s no tuition, no admission policy. Considering her ability to settle her first semester loan only in December, she could no longer be granted admission for the second semester since it was middle of the semester already. During those weeks and months that Tejada had to wrestle her case with the UP Manila school administrators; she continued attending classes upon the good graces of some of her teachers. Some even included her in the roll call if only to let her feel she still was part of their classes. But reality dawned upon her that she was not really enrolled and just pretending to be enrolled when she was forced to file a leave of absence and was required to surrender her school identification card. Without her identi-

fication card, entry to the UP Manila campus was not possible anymore. All the pretensions had to end. That was Tejada’s situation when she decided to end everything by committing suicide. With her death her pretensions as a student even if she was not a student anymore because of a school policy that barred her from being so also ended. The pain and agony of having to stop her studies because of abject poverty also ended and perhaps her hope that her impoverished parents will also be freed from such pain and agony. With her suicide, Tejada’s dream of being able to finish her behavioral science course and thus be able to help uplift her family from the financial hardship they were experiencing likewise ended. The bright future awaiting her was also snuffed off with her suicide. But the difference in

The Ides of March TURNING back the pages of history, Julius Caesar was assassinated on his way to the Roman Senate on the 4th Century. It happened on March 15th after he was murdered by Brutus and company in front of the statue of Pompeii. The murder was planned that even Sooth Sayers foresee it happening. It was recorded as the “Ides of March” the first political murder in the early civilization. Parliamentarians have debated but without accepting its legality called it luck and necessity to transform an empire into a republic. Speakers one after the other, declared inside the presidio and asked the Romans to lend their ears and listen to the sins and evil that Caesar’s did. After the death of Caesar, a republic was born which is a transactional layer of leadership between collective groups of leaders chosen at large by the majority. That was the basis centuries later where Abraham Lincoln phrased his famous address at Gettysburg of a “government of the people, by the people and for the people” of America which has remained a misnomer in a democratic country like the Philippines who copied this form of government from USA. Many of our leaders think like Americans, dress, eat and speak like the Thomasite’s who

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot sets forth in this country in 1903 but lack the discipline and firm tenacity of an American to govern. Remember the speech of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon during the Commonwealth of the Philippines Inauguration as he declared, “I would rather see the Philippines run like hell by Filipinos than govern like heaven by the Americans”. Quezon was true to his form and that is what we are getting today as the prize of independence? Politics in our country caused animosity between friends and political foes. Siblings and relatives contesting juicy elected positions in the government would even face and tear each other apart. Former political allies who are now contesting the Mayoralty race in Manila are seen on national television flexing their muscles with teeth rattling in any moment both personalities may just explode and maimed each other in public? Many other confrontations all over the country are in familiar situ-

ation when uncontrolled emotions shatters peaceful debates and exchange of ideas so the electorate may know their worth and platform of governance? Politics in the Philippines is no fun. In 1985, the youngest Governor of the Province of Antique, Evelio Javier was felled by a hail of M-16 bullets while overseeing the election results of the his province whose votes went to his favored candidate Cory Aquino against the incumbent President Ferdinand Marcos. The henchmen of the other side could not have accepted defeat because they were the party in power. In politics, it could be dirty and dangerous. How many political assassinations or election related violence may happen when the heat is on as the local campaign period starts next month? We have the peculiarity to make a head count and tally the fatalities as if life among march | page 10

Tejada’s case is that she lost her life and everything that life beckons for her and her family. The truth, however, is that she is not the only youth in this country whose future had been snuffed off by a very oppressive system. Cleve Arguelles, the UP system student regent was perfectly right when he said Tejada was not just a suicide for there really was no choice for her. Either she pays or stops pursuing her dreams. “She was killed,” Arguelles added, “by the system – a system that refuses to recognize that education is a right.” For sure, Tejada would still have been alive today and still pursuing her dream of finishing her course if she was not denied admission to UP Manila because she could not pay her tuition fee. She was resolved in making her dreams come true. She was willing to make all the sacrifices needed for her to realize what she aspires to achieve for herself. But Tejada was just unfortunate that the world is unkind to her. But she is not the only youth in this country in such a tight fix. She is not the only youth who had to forgo their studies because no matter

Message to the fresh graduates (And Not So Fresh) Last of a series

Integrity. Guard it. Keep it. 4) VALUE TIME Time is a scarce resource and it is something you can never take back. Don’t waste time, or time will waste you. Manage your time wisely. Work out on a personal deadline. Monitor your progress and strive to meet your targets. What gets measured gets done. And just as you value your time, respect other people’s time too. Time. It is a treasure. Value it. Make the most out of it. 5) CHALLENGE Stretch yourself. Get out of your comfort zone. Do not hesitate to step up and accept those challenging assignments. Stretch past your perceived limits. This is how you grow and evolve. Also try to work with someone who will challenge you. You will learn more in a year working with that person, versus your four (or more) years of stay in the university. When you get an interview and if you are asked DREAM | page 10 if you have failed on some-

Rhyanne Monsanto thing, do not hide your failures. If your answer is, “I have never failed”, then they will not hire you. Why? Because only people who have experienced failure become strong. You learn resiliency. You learn to flex. You learn to be creative. You get to learn a new skill, character and trait. History has shown that great men are never developed in times of prosperity. Men are developed in times of adversity. Study history. All successful people have gone through adversity. Challenge. Accept it. Face it. Conquer it. 6) ADVERSITY Keep this in mind: Graduates | page 10


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JICA opens farm-to-market road in SND under DAR’s ARISP-III By Rashid M. Datu

The Japan International Cooperation Agency launched the opening of a farm-tomarket road (FMR) during a recent site visit in Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte. The FMR is under the SND-ARC Rakim. JICA consultants led by Engr. Victor Saplala, along with Engr. Mel Lamboon graced the said occasion together with the LGU officials of the SND. The 2.2-kilometer road is located at Sitio Junction National Highway that connects with Sitio Langgoyo and traverses the MSU-Lanao Norte Agricultural College (MSU-LNAC). A Brgy. Maguindanao communal irrigation project also exists and is traversed by the farm-to-market road project. A pre-construction conference followed at the Mindanao Convention Center in Tubod, after the site visit at SND, where JICA consultants, DAR regional and Lanao officials with members of the LGU and other national agencies participated in a briefing

THE site visit conducted by JICA consultants, DAR officials and DPWH representatives in Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte. Photo supplied

with beneficiaries of the FMR. During the conference, DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob thanked the

JICA for its support to the road project and expressed optimism at the development in SND, especially the beneficiaries of the ARC,

whose standard of living is expected to improve. DAR-Lanao del Norte officials led by PARO Ibrahim Marmay also attended

the pre-construction conference, together with OICCARPO for BDCD Alisood B. Hadjisocor and the Municipal Agrarian Reform

Officer Cosay Mangca.. Ot her p ers ona lities present included Engr. Alex Guan Hing, Senior Infra Engineer of the Central Project Management Office, DAR-ARISP, Engr. Manny Bulosan of the DPWH central office in Manila, and DPWH-OIC District Engr. Khalil D. Sultan of the first engineering district in Lanao del Norte. The FMR was originally designed for a 1.75-kilometer road at a cost of P12,200,407. However, the faculty, staff and students of MSU-LNAC requested for an additional 450 meters in order to service the community college located halfway between the two sitios. DA R- 1 0 R D F e l i x Aguhob then requested the DAR-RSP central office to increase the road length which became 2.2 kilometers. As of this writing, about 12% of the road had already been completed. After the pre-construction conference, the JICA, DAR and DPWH teams visited another ARISP-III FMR sub-project in the town of Kolambugan.

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you can never please everyone. Remember that you are hired first and foremost to do your job and not make friend. Yes, teamwork and proactive cooperation are very important. I am not saying you become an independent worker. What I’m saying is that no matter how friendly you are, at some point you will encounter some few difficult people at work (Hey, they are everywhere anyway.) who may prove to be challenging in achieving your business objectives. As long as what you are doing is in line with the corporate strategy, values and principles then stand your grounds. Politics are everywhere and everyone is part of it. I personally don’t like office politics. I have always chosen to remain a silent spectator. This is the role I have chosen for myself. If someone is unhappy with you, it is their problem not yours. Do not take things personally. Do your job, work hard, and stay humble. Adversity. It is tough, I know… Be strong. 7) PROMOTION The best way to the top is to start from the bottom. What’s your hurry? Gain as much experience and exposure as you can. Instead of a straight-line ladder, make your career path like a spiral staircase. Lateral moves along the pyramid allow you to build a stronger base of experience. It may not look as though you are moving up quickly, but you are gaining the foundation of skills and experience that will prove extremely valuable in the long run. Promotion. Be patient. Prepare. Be ready. 8) INSPIRE Manage activities, lead people. Teach, coach, mentor. Do no be selfish with what you know. There is a great satisfaction in helping other people grow. Be a positive influence to the people around you. True measurement of great leaders is not the quantity of people reporting to them, but the quality of people they have developed. Inspire. Develop others. Touch lives. Make a difference. 9) CELEBRATE Celebrate small wins. Reward yourself. Relax. Have a break. Take time to enjoy the roses. Enjoy life. Be happy. Keep smiling. Keep shining. Celebrate. Smile. You deserve it. 10) REFLECT Always act with a higher purpose. Know what you want out from life. What is your life’s greater mission? What kind of person do you want yourself to be? How can you go about it? Spend some quiet time on a daily basis. Regularly evaluate yourself – your actions, your decisions, your motives. Align it with the bigger

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Editorial. : Advertising : valued like dressed chicken in the market. We stooped so low and disregard dignity and respect for human lives when political leaders resort to violence and dirty tactics to win an election. How many is contemplating of doing so? The stakes are of course high in every elected position in the government. The price of power is the source of money and authority which becomes a license to accumulate wealth and built political dynasties. Once they are there, there is no turning back until their dreams could turn dust to gold that they cannot bring to their graves. Why do we wallow in this quagmire that has entangled political leadership in this country only to a few families in succession? The problem of course lies among our leaders. A constitutional prohibition on political dynasties is enshrined in the 1987 Constitution. But after five elected Presidents and the 15th Congress, it has outlived the fundamental laws of this land, no one dared and nobody ever sponsored a law prohibiting political dynasties because it cannot be approved in a dynasty filled Congress, anyway! The ides of March in Rome happened in the 4th century for the simple reason that the Romans do not want to be ruled by an Empire. Can it happen again on the political exercise of May 13, 2013, to bring finish to the empire and dynasties which multiplied and overstayed in Philippine politics? It can only be done with more luck from page 7 and intelligent issues that how much they are will- must be understood by the ing to make their dreams electorate. come true financial hardships, which is not to their from page 1 liking much more their Datuan Magon, deputy own making, prevent them from pursuing their dreams. secretary general of the Tejada is not alone in this United Youth for Peace regard. There are so many and Development, also at of them in such a situation. the rally, said the protest The system is simply action aimed to pressure just oppressive and unkind both sides – the Philipto them. And this situation pine government and the is being compounded by MILF – to resume the peace people who have become talks, preserve the gains callous about their plight of the peace process, and like the officials of UP Ma- resolve the issue on Sabah nila who stood their ground peacefully. Magon said some 300 in implementing the no tuition, no admission policy Moro youth held a rally at without looking beyond the Office of the Presidential such policy by looking with Adviser on the Peace Process open mind and sensitive (OPAPP) in Manila last heart the hardships Tejada Wednesday to show their and the like are in. Had these support for the peace talks. school officials done this, He said the OPAPP assured they would have seen the them that it will pursue the need to help her if only to talks and will resolve the ensure that she is able make Sabah conflict separately. Both the government her dreams come true. Let us just hope Tejada’s suicide and the MILF are optimistic will indeed soften the cal- to resume talks by the end lousness in heart prevailing of the month to continue discussion on the annexes in society today. of the Framework Agree--(Reactions at jelbcon@ya- ment on the Bangsamoro, or at jelbaconii@ particularly on power sharing, wealth sharing and normalization. Both parties signed the from page 7 annex on transitional arthe contesting parties rangements and modalities and their supporters are last February 27 during their picture, your purpose in life. Personally, as a Christian I have based my personal guiding work principle in Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men”, upon which the rest of my work styles and work output are based upon. Reflect. Evaluate. Meditate. Pray. Now after three years here in Australia, I would say that the above principles remain the same. However, I would like to add: 11) TAKE IT EASY Sometimes there will be pauses in between your already accelerating career. But that is good. You sometimes need a moment to relax, rejuvenate yourself and sharpen your saw. Just because things are not heading toward the path where you want to be, it does not mean that you will never get there. Life is a long lesson of patience and humility. Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, all the fears you have overcome. Take it easy. Breathe. Chin up. Keep the faith. To all my fresh graduate friends congratulations on this achievement. May my message inspire you to be the best that you can be. I wish you all the very best in all your endeavours. And just like me, may you find that career of your dreams. LIVE, LOVE, LEARN... LEAVE A LEGACY.




exploratory talks in Kuala Lumpur. MILF chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal reportedly said the Sabah conflict is a security issue, which is separate from the peace process. He said the peace talks will proceed as scheduled before the end of March. Lawyer Mary Ann Arnado, secretary general of the Mindanao People's Caucus, said both sides had expressed optimism to continue the talks, adding that there was no issue with Malaysia, which has been acting as the third party facilitator of the GPH-MILF peace talks. The rally, she said, aimed to call all people in Mindanao to unite, "rally behind the effort to protect the gains of the GPH-MILF peace talks." She pointed out that the "spoilers" who are riding on the Sabah issue are "counterproductive", adding that they will not allow interested groups to derail the talks as a lot of time, resources, trust, confidence and relationships have already been invested into the peace process. (Lorie Ann A. Cascaro / MindaNews)

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President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had only settled for the obscure National Unity Party. In one of the meetings early this week, residents of this town were surprised to listen to Rodolfo’s litany of expose ranging from unnecessary overspending during the annual Naliyagan Festival and the close to a billion pesos unliquidated cash advances of the provincial government in the last ten years under the administrations of Adolph Edward and Maria Valentina. He said Agusan del Sur is still one of the poorest province in the country yet the provincial government had the gall to spend over P40 million during Naliyagan Festival let alone just turning into ashes one million pesos worth of fireworks display every night for seven days while the adjacent expansion project of D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital remain unfinished after three years had passed. Adolph Edward’s camp remains mum over Rodolfo’s tirades but block time radio commentators have also started drumbeating the achievements of the incumbent Plaza siblings while at some time took pot-shots against Rodolfo. “Is this the kind of public service? Is this the seal of good governance? The people in the province continue to be poor,” Plaza said in his speech to the amazement of the crowd. “It took a Plaza to expose the venalities of the provincial government while many people are afraid to talk about it,” said a concerned resident. “If we parted ways, it is strictly because of principle since I can no longer take

it anymore,” Rodolfo said referring to his claims over the anomalies including P852 million unliquidated cash advances under Adolph Edward’s long years as governor.

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cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms tomorrow.” “Winds will be moderate to strong easterlies to northeasterlies with moderate to rough seas,” it said. Last month, two persons were killed in Compostela Valley province while two persons in Lanao del Norte were injured as tropical depression Crising swept across Mindanao on February 19. Twenty-one of 26 Mindanao provinces were placed under public storm warning signal as of 5 p.m. on February 19 but the number went down to only one – Zamboanga del Norte – by11 a.m. on February 20 as Crising moved over Moro Gulf and on to the Sulu Sea. After Typhoon Pablo on December 4, an LPA was spotted towards Caraga and Davao regions, with an expected landfall in Dinagat islands on December 26. 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 intensifying into what would be known as Typhoon Auring. (MindaNews)

the Canadian chamber. Ms. Cruz talked extensively on the business prospects that Canada offers to investors from the Philippines and other countries worldwide. She received a warm applause after presentation, supporting and promoting Canada-Philippine business interests. She has outstanding experience in the private sector in both Canada and the Philippines. Ms. dela Cruz, it was learned, has her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Osias College in the Philippines and Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University in Canada. In government she held a wide range of managerial positions in the Ontario Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations including those related to the real estate sector, the tourist and travel sector, and the ITC sector as well as for legislation for business regulation and consumer from page 1 Wednesday morning ending late protection. She served on major interdepartmental in the afternoon. Banson confirmed the death of review committees including a member of the Civilian Auxillary the Ontario Securities Com- Geographical Forces Unit (CAFGU), mission Operations Review militia volunteers, during the firefight. said that three regular members and the Ministry of Revenue of theHearmy’s 58th IB wounded in action Freedom of Information and were flown to the army hospital in Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City. Privacy Task Force. Banson identified the lone fatatlity Ms. dela Cr uz was as a certain Pedro Gasahan, a CAFGU President of the Canadian member, while the wounded soldiers Association of Philippine were Pfc. Ruel Sacal, Pfc. Ric Ignatius Travel Agents from 2001 and Pfc. Brix Perea, all of the 58th IB. wounded soldiers were flown to 2004, President of the to theThe army hospital in Camp Evangelista Philippine Chamber of in Cagayan de Oro City, Banson added. Commerce-Toronto from The report said elements from 2005 to 2006, and President the scout platoon of the 58IB led by Kenneth Cabigat encountered an of the National Alliance of 2Lt. undetermined number of fully armed Philippine Business Trade NPA rebels believed to be belonging and Tourism (Canada) from to the Guerella Front 4B at sitio Dugodugo in Barangay Pelaez, Claveria , 2009 to 2012. Misamis Oriental. The membership of the Banson said undetermined numCanadian Chamber of Com- bers of NPA rebels were wounded merce of the Philippines as a result of nearly 8 hour firefight the communist rebels and includes about 250 Cana- between the military. dian, Philippine and other “Maraming sugatan sa mga NPA. international businesses as 15 to 20 minutes lang ang pahinga at well as individuals in the putukan na naman,” (Many NPAs were wounded. A lull of 15 to 20 minutes Philippines. took place before shooting against


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advisory on Thursday, March 21, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA was estimated at 170 kms southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 4 p.m. Thursday. In its 5 a.m. advisory, the LPA was spotted at 180 kms southeast of Hinatuan. In its 24-hour special weather forecast issued at 11 a.m. Thursday for Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental, the two provinces hardest hit by Typhoon Pablo on December 4, PAGASA said the two provinces will have “cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms today but partly cloudy to at times

started) Banson said. Lt. Col. Eugenio Julio Osias IV, spokesperson of the army’s Fourth Infantry Division, did not release details of the encounter saying all reports were forwarded directly to the army headquarters in Fort Bonifacio in Manila. Osias, however, confirmed that the firefight was “going on” with an “unknown” armed group when contacted Wednesday about the gun battle in the hinterlands of barangay Pelaez, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. The Claveria clashed was one of the major clashes that took place in Misamis Oriental after the NPA rebels laid siege the Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) Main Camp Philipps in Manolo Fortich last month. In a statement emailed to the Philippines News Agency Thursday, the NPA-North Central Mindanao Region said the it is conducting military actions in the region in response to a nationwide call to commemorate the NPA’s 44th founding anniversary on March 29. The NPA statement signed by Allan Juanito as the spokesperson of NPANCMR, also claimed responsibility in the attack of 58th IB unit in Manoligao, Carmen, Agusan del Norte on March 17 killing three government troopers. CD


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Ms. Stephany Dianne D. Stefanowitz, Miss Philippines Earth in 2012. “I would like to congratulate the Philippine Water Works Association and its Malaysian partner, the united business media, for putting up these twin events, the PWWA international conference and the water philippines international exposition with the theme, “sustainability of water resources and environmental solutions to climate change. The theme for this event indeed captures the imperatives the Philippine water sector and the water sector in both the developed and develop-

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been late in the day with nine weeks into the program. The problem here is the perception generated which is difficult to turn around with the hate campaign against the schools management and this administration. I too have been a victim of truths that unveil over a period of time with complainants asking to guest on my TV shows only to realize later on that there is another side to the issue. Then there is also retribution wherein those offended make amends and correct the issues against them for whatever reason nevertheless correcting the ills that supposedly ailed them. There is the issue of Century Properties and its complainants only to find out all issues were indeed addressed, corrected and finally there was redemption. But can I change the perception I have generated initially? Yes but there are times it becomes even more difficult. The powers of the media can ruin lives, reputation and careers. It’s all about perceptions and media needs to be sensitive to this authority and gun.


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Mindanao Daily News (March 22, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News (March 22, 2013 Issue)