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Operation of new airport in Misor sans air navigation support

70% flights suspended; firms to lose millions By Cheng Ordonez of Mindanao Daily News

ASIDE from safety concerns, the operation of the new Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental, pending the commissioning of its Air Navigation Support Services Facilities (ANSSF), will render bleak period for businesses in Region 10 with almost 70% of the existing flights to be suspended, a top government executive revealed to Mindanao Daily News yesterday.

The source said if and when the new airport opens without the ANSSF, incoming and outgoing flights will only be allowed between 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., “meaning, no airplane can land or fly before 8:00 in the morning and after 3:00 in the afternoon,” the executive, who requested anonymity, stressed. Business firms transporting perishable goods fear of losing millions of pesos

following the cancellation of flights to and from Cagayan de Oro should the plan to open the Laguindingan International Airport minus the ANSSF pushes through. The source said out of the 24 flights currently being handled by the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro, only eight flights will be allowed to continue operation at the new international airport when it opens in April.

Business operations will suffer most out of the vacuum due to non-transport of their goods to and from Manila and other parts of the country because the load cannot be accommodated as yet, the source said. “We are moving backward,” the source added. Earlier, civil society groups in Cagayan de Oro have filed a joint resolution, requesting for the millions | page 10

Former political friends turned opponents are now friends again as Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano and former President Joseph Estrada share some secrets during the United Nationalist Alliance campaign sortie Sunday evening at Pelaez Rotunda. The UNA and Padayon Pilipino party joined forces to campaign for the coming elections in May. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

Group launches drive vs political dynasties By MIKE BAÑOS of Mindanao Daily News

THE people’s initiative aimed at compelling Congress to pass an enabling law for the Constitutional provision banning political dynasties continues to gain ground with the recent launching of the Movement Against Dynasties (MAD) in Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday, March 3, 2013. Leaders of the movement said the initiative was launched in three of Cagayan de Oro City’s largest Catholic churches: The Church of the Black Nazarene, the St. Augustine Metropolitan Church and the Our Lady of Fatima Parish Church in Barangay Camama-an. “Our opening salvo in Mindanao aims to make voters aware of the proliferation of political dynasties and convince them not to vote for

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Misis Hanep Buhay is GoNegosyo’s top Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013


Cynthia Villar, Managing Director of the Villar Foundation, receives another recognition for her tireless efforts in creating livelihood opportunities, empowering women, and promoting entrepreneurship as a way out of poverty. T h e for m e r L a s

n Villar vows to continue advocacies focused on women, livelihood and entrepreneurship

Pinas Representative is selected by Go Negosyo among the ‘The Women Entrepreneur Icons and Filipina Entrepreneurs of 2013’ and will be awarded during the 5th Filipina Entrepreneurship Summit at the World Trade Center on Friday (March 1)—in filipina | page 10

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UNA junks Zambales Rep. Mitos Magsaysay in Western Mindanao ZAMBOANGA City––The local chapter of the United Nationalist Alliance has junked one of its senatorial candidates Mitos Magsaysay in Western Mindanao for allegedly snubbing the group when she visited and held her campaign sortie in Zamboanga City. One UNA official said they felt insulted by Magsaysay’s rudeness when she snubbed the local chapter whose members expected her to meet with them as a protocol being party mates.

And worse, Magsaysay instead met with other candidates who are not members of UNA headed by former Zamboanga del Norte lawmaker Romeo Jalosjos, Sr. who is running for mayor in Zamboanga City. Jalosjos, whose political clan has strong influence in Western Mindanao, has ordered all UNA chapters in the region to strike off the name of Magsaysay in all propaganda and campaign materials in the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga

del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, including the cities of Dipolog, Pagadian and Zamboanga. “Nabastos at nainsulto kami ng husto sa ginawa nitong si Mitos at dahil diyan ay nagalit si Nonong (Jalosjos) at ipinagutos na huwag ng isama sa lahat ng campaign materials at propaganda ang pangalan ni Mitos at hindi lamang sa Zamboanga City ngunit sa buong Western Mindanao na kung saan ay malakas ang mga Jalosjos,”

the official said. “Siguradong lalangawin yan si Mitos sa Western Mindanao, lalo na identified pa siya kay Gloria (Arroyo). Yan ang resulta ng kanyang pambabastos at pagiinsulto sa lokal na UNA.” There was no immediate statement from Magsaysay, whose real name is Maria Milagros Habana-Magsaysay, a known political ally of former President and now Pampanga congresswoman Gloria Arroyo. (Mindanao Examiner)

Sulu Sultanate members fired mortars on Malaysian troops ZAMBOANGA City––Members of the Sulu sultanate who are holed up in Sabah’s Lahad Datu town fired mortars on Malaysian security forces that triggered a brief battle that left 12 people dead on both sides, sources said. It said the attack killed 2 Malaysian policemen and wounded three others – a police commando and two army soldiers – in the village of Tanduo. It said a post manned by Malaysian Special Forces was also hit by mortar fire. “Malaysian troops were fired upon first by the Suluk. Two Malaysian police died and two army troops were also injured by Sulu army mortar fire. Malaysian SF is still in place. The SF has not fired a single shot. One of the SF post was hit by a mortar round fired by the Sulu army. They have the intention to stay put and fight,” one source told The Manila Times. It said about 200 followers of Sulu Sultan Jamalul Kiram headed by his brother Raja Muda Agbimuddin Kiram have occupied the village since last month and demanded that Malaysia recognize and allow them to stay in Sabah which is being claimed by both

the Sulu Sultanate and Malaysia. Among those killed on the Malaysian side were a police inspector and a sergeant and 10 from the side of Sultan Kiram. “Two members of the Malaysian police are killed and one more wounded in the exchange of fire with the group of Sultan Jamalul, and from what we heard from our Manila sources is that 10 people are also killed on the side of Sultan Jamalul,” the source told the Mindanao Examiner by phone from Sabah. Sultan Jamalul has confirmed that 10 of his followers were killed and that four others are wounded in the fighting which he claimed was triggered by an attack by Malaysian forces without any provocation. Those killed were buried immediately in Lahad Datu, according to Abraham Idjirani, a spokesman for Sultan Jamalul. The source said Agbimuddin’s followers have dug trenches around the village which has been cordoned off by Malaysian security forces. “The Sulu army are well dug in. They do not want to leave Sabah. They demand for Malay-

sian to recognize them as Royal Sulu Army and to stop Malaysian government from deporting Suluk from Sabah. The Malaysian SF has not assaulted Sulu army position. Still hoping there will be no bloodshed,” it said. Manila on Saturday called on followers of Sultan Jamalul to surrender peacefully to avoid further bloodshed. Sec. Ricky Carandang, chief of President Benigno Aquino’s Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, said: “Since the onset, our primary goal had been to resolve the situation without violence. That is why President Aquino urged the followers of the Kiram family to lay down their arms and return home, so that their grievances can be addressed through sober, productive dialogue.” “There now exists a small window of opportunity to arrive at a peaceful conclusion to the situation in Lahad Datu; we are exerting every effort to seize that opportunity, and are hopeful that the Kiram family and their followers will seize it with us, so that further bloodshed may be

avoided.” Purported photos of slain followers of Sultan Jamalul also surfaced in Facebook, but they were actually library pictures of dead Thai soldiers. Some reports in Facebook also claimed that as many as 60 Malaysian troops died in the clashes and that it was not reported by the Malaysian media. Sultan Jamalul vowed to fight for their historical rights over Sabah, which was called Borneo in the past, and said they are ready to give up their life to defend themselves against attacks by Malaysian security forces. He said his brother phoned him to report about the situation in Lahad Datu. “Buhay pa naman yun kapatid ko at kausap ko siya kanina lang...tuloy itong laban na ito... kung mapatay nila ang aking kapatid eh may kapatid pa kami, marami pang mga tao diyan (na magtatanggol sa Sabah),” Sultan Jamalul said. Local Muslims said they are supporting the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo and vowed to retaliate should Malaysia attack and killed the leaders of Sultan

Jamalul in Sabah. “Tiyak na maghihiganti ang mga Moro kung totoo ang balitang marami ang namatay sa Sabah. Pati MNLF at Abu Sayyaf at NPA ay maghihiganti,” said Bensaudi Tulawie in Zamboanga City. He said Manila should throw its support to Sultan Jamalul instead of threatening them and their families with criminal charges for making a strong stand on the Sabah claim. Bensaudi said he and his families and friends would also campaign strongly against Aquino’s senatorial slate because of the government’s pressure on Sultan Jamalul to give up and return home and save bilateral relations with Malaysia. “We shall campaign hard against Aquino’s senatorial line up, especially those who are also critical on the issue of Sabah,” he said. Mid-term elections for the local and national candidates in the Philippines are set on May this year, and how Aquino handles any issues regarding about Muslims and Islam are being closely watched in the South. (Mindanao Examiner)

Republic of the Philippines REGION X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that LILIA GONDONG MAGHAMIL has filed with this Office a petition for correction particularly in his/her GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of LESLIE GONDONG MAGHAMIL at Poblacion, BAROY. LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are CARLITO N. MAGHAMIL and LILIA C. GONDONG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than MARCH 2013. (Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar

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Republic of the Philippines REGION X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JEANEY CANINO PATARLAS has filed with this Office a petition for correction particularly in his/her GENDER from FEMALE to MALE and the Certificate of Live Birth of JEANEY CANINO PATARLAS at Riverside, BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are JUAN S. PATARLAS and PORFERIA CANINO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than MARCH 2013. (Sgd.) CIRILO M. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Feb. 26 & Mar. 5, 2013


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AN OPEN LETTER TO MAYOR VICENTE Y. EMANO & THE CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY COUNCIL Dear Mayor Emano and Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Cagayan de Oro: 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, Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc. We are aware that Rio Verde can easily provide an additional volume of at least 40,000 cubic meters of treated water a day 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 Local Government Code of 1991 has empowered the City Chief Executive and City Council with sufficient authority to resolve the legal impasse without need of going through a protracted legal process. We appeal to the City’s Chief Executive and the City Council to take the necessary measures provided under the Local Government Code 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. Water is a human right and not a privilege. We, the water consumers of Cagayan de Oro, need our leaders to come together to find a way around 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 what’s rightfully ours. For and behalf the water consumers of Cagayan de Oro: KONSUMANTENG KAGAY-ANON, INC. Ad donated by the Friends of KKI

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30IB, SDN LGU collaborate in medical mission By 1st Lt. Stephen G. Basco

SANTA CRUZ, Placer, Surigao del Norte – Three-hundred twelve individuals from Barangay Ombong, Alegria town have benefited from the medical and dental mission, spearheaded by 30th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, in collaboration with the provincial government, February 22, this year. Of that number, 78 have underwent tooth extraction; 15, circumcision (tuli); and 219 patients, free medical consultations or treatment and given free medicines. The activity was made possible, with assistance from the local governement unit of Alegria town, the Provincial Health Office,

the dental team from the Department of Education, the barangay council of Ombong, the 1364th Dental Detachment, Military Treatment Facility of the Camp Edilberto Evangelista Station Hospital, 4th Infantry (Diamond) Division, and the 4th Forward Support Medical Company,

Service Support Battalion, 4ID. The Medical and Dental Civic Action Program (MEDCAP) is a continuing program for the lessfortunate individuals living in depressed areas. The activity was aimed at promoting good health and wellness in the com-

MEDICAL MISSION – Photo shows Captain Ramil R. Esparagoza, OIC Task Group COPD, supervising the medical and dental mission at Brgy Ombong, Alegria, Surigao del Norte, February 22, this year. The activity was spearheaded by the 30th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, in collaboration with the provincial government. (photo by 1st Lt. Stephen G. Basco)

munities, which sometimes could not be reached with such services due to distance and critical security

situations. It is hoped that through this, people would realize the intentions of the

government in delivering basic services and the value of peace and development. (SGB/arjaysfelicilda)

NPA prefers family Unidentified over revolution persons torch By 1st Lt. Joe Patrick A. Martinez

BUTUAN City, Agusan del Nor te – One NPA member, under Guerilla Fr on t 1 9 a n d S a n d a tahang Yunit Pampropaganda (SYP) of the Nor t h E a ster n M i n d anao Regional Committee, surrendered to the government, Februar y 25, at Brg y Del Pilar, Cabadbaran City. The surrenderee was a former medic of the said NPA units and was a trusted follower of Kumander Kenny of Guerilla Front 19. “Bisan pa nga maayo ang among pakig-uban didto sa bukid, nakonsensiya gihapon ko sa akong

pamilya kay wala ko sila gitabangan sa kalisdanan. Ako pud gihunahuna ang a k o n g ku n d i s y o n n g a buros ko, lisod gyud nga ang bata modako sa way klarong kalihokan nga maoy hinungdan sa lisod nga kinabuhi sa atong mga kaigsoonan. Kapoy na kaayo,” she said. Lt. Col. Potenciano Camba, commanding officer of the 3rd Spec i a l Forc e s B att a l i on , Philippine Ar my said, “Seeing the NPAs with their family is our greatest achievement. Family is the basic social unit. It is the foundation of a community because it is

where all the values in life star ted. A healthy family creates a healthy community.” For h i s p a r t , C o l . Crescente Q. Maligmat, officer-in-charge of 402nd Infantry Brigade, called on all other NPAs to also give their family a chance to enjoy a peaceful life. “By now, your family needs you to help them in their everyday living, to be with them in times of hardships and pains, in joys and happiness, and to be with them praying for a peaceful countr y,” he stated. (JPAM/arjaysfelicilda)

banana warehouse By PO1 Ruth Kahrreen Aranton

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - A warehouse, owned by SUMIFRU Banana Plantation, in Barangay Sta. Fe, Tagbina, Surigao del Sur was burned by three unidentified persons, evening of February 26, this year. Investigation revealed that before the burning incident, two unidentified persons conversed with the two company guards, while their companion maneuvered at the back of the

warehouse, destroyed its cyclone wire fence, gained entry and threw a lighted improvised lantern, locally known as “ Moron” into the piles of fertilizers sacks and bags of other inflammable materials therein. Smelling the unusual odor of burning materials, two guards trained the fire extinguishers and able to put out the fire. Subsequently, they fired two warning shots to alarm

the troops of 75th IB,PA at nearby barangay. The perpetrators were already gone when the responding soldiers reached the place. Estimated damage was placed at Php106,300, worth of 49 sacks of complete fertilizer and seed. Ta g bi n a c op s h av e launched follow-up operations against the culprits. (RKA/MMG/arjaysfelicilda)

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Tacurong Anti-Smoking TF discuss strategies TACURONG City - The Tacurong Antismoking Task Force (TAS-TF), headed by Mayor Lina O. Montilla, conducted its first meeting, February 27 this year, on the city’s anti-smoking-ordinance. The ordinance was approved in 2012 and officials are becoming eager to facilitate citizens’ awareness on the ordinance’s provisions, slowly - but surely. “Unti-unti, ipaalala natin sa mga mamamayan na bawal na talaga ang manigarilyo sa pampublikong lugar. Bigyan natin sila ng panahon pero siguruhin natin na susunod pa rin sila sa batas,” said City

Coumcilor Psyche Sucaldito, one of the authors of the ordinance. TAS-TF had already conducted an information drive in barangays and in the puroks of Brgy. Poblacion. Billboards have also been put up in the entrance and exit points of the city. Business establishments were also oriented during the renewal of permits.

Stickers bearing ‘This is a non-smoking establishment’ were also distributed during the period. Members of the task force agreed for the posting of

reminders in public places, especially in the market and terminal, in schools, and in establishments. Among other matters discussed were the train-

ing of enforcers, identification of smoking areas in the public market, prohibition of cigarette sale to minors and students, and conduct of extensive information and education campaign. Members of the task force also agreed to provide citizens with an anti-smoking hotline to ease reporting of violations. Vice Chairs of TAS-TF are Councilor Sucaldito, chair of the committee on environment; Councilor Joseph George Lechonsito, chair of committee on health; and Councilor Ariel Ferdinand dela Cruz, chair of the com-

mittee on education). Members are Coucilor Rodrigo Jamorabon, chair of the committee on peace and order); the City Administrator; City Environment and Natural Resources Officer; City Health Officer; City Engineer; City Treasurer; City Information Officer; City Legal Officer; Market Supervisor; Terminal Supervisor; DepEd Superintendent Gildo Mosqueda; PNP Chief Junny Buenacosa; and the Tacurong Market Vendors Association President. ASTF was created through City Executive Order No. 032013.(LGU Tacurong/asf)

TACURONG cCity - Nineteen new members of the Tacurong Men Oppose Violence Against Women and Children Everywhere (MOVE) were inducted by City Mayor Lina O. Montilla on February 25, this year. Before the induction, MOVE’s new members have undergone trainings and seminars on violence against women (VAW). MOVE advocates strengthened family relationships and supports proactive actions to end violence against women and children in the city. “I am glad that MOVE is very active, and I look forward that this group will work closely with women’s groups in the city,” said Mayor Montilla during the

ceremony. MOVE’s officers are Jessie D. Fuentevilla-President; Roger G. Arzagon-Vice President; Eduardo C. Garcia-Secretary; Renante S. Mercado-Treasurer; Augusto Aguilar-Auditor; Romulo Paclibar-PIO; Yul

Columbres & Joel Demorito-Business Managers; and Henry Amboy, Alex Tolentino, Alex Parcon, Joel Freno, & Joel Canja- Sgt. At Arms. MOVE's creation in 2012 was initiated by LGU employees. (LGU Tacurong/ arjaysfelicilda)

Tacurong MOVE 6 dead, inducts new members 10 hurt in 3-vehicle mishap By Malu Cadelina-Manar, MindaNews

KIDAPAWAN City - Six p ers ons die d—five of them p ass engers of a pubic transport utility van—and 10 others were wounded in a three-vehicle collision along the highway in Pikit, North Cotabato at around 12:15 p.m. Friday, police said. C hief Insp. Jordine Marib ojo, Pikit p olice chief, identified three of the slain passengers of the Toyota Hi-Ace van as Mohammad Samil, the van driver, Sulaiman Macaindeg and Bacuna Musa. The injured were identified as Tintin Castillon, Elmer Madsay, Judy Uy, Niafa Esmael, Norhana

Minang, Mar ima L andasan, Chanads Manampan, Sadam Lumanda, Alma Rose Maciado, and Mi cha el B ar r i e nto s , a member of the Special Forces of the Philippine Army. Maribojo said the van, on its way to Davao City from Cotabato City, was negotiating a curve along the highway in Barangay Takepan, Pikit when it hit a jeepney. Barrientos, who was on board an M-35 military truck, said the van was speeding too fast when it smashed the jeep, which was plying the Pikit-Cotabato route.

“After the van smashed the jeep, it also hit our vehicle,” said Barrientos, noting the van turned turtle afterwards due to the impact. Maciado, another injure d j e epne y p ass enger, said the passenger van, which was totally wrecked, was moving fast in the wrong lane when it hit the jeepney. Six of the victims of the collision, including Maciado and Barrientos, were rushed to the Kabacan Polymedic Hospital in Poblacion, Kabacan for treatment. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews/ arjaysfelicilda)

Gov. Lala : Who says NCot projects are useless?

K I DA PAWA N C i t y “Who says North Cotabato projects are useless? ” This question was aired by Governor Emmylou “Lala” J. TaliñoMendoza to her fellow Cotabateños, as she visits the different barangays in the province. That, in reaction to allegations that giving out slippers, multi-cabs, covered courts, caps, and multipurpose buildings are only a waste of time and money. Just recently, the provincial government distributed 17 projects to t he b arangay s of C armen, President Roxas, P i g c aw ay a n , A l e o s a n , Tulunan, Matalam and Antipas towns. B arangay s Kib ay a o, Bentangan and Kilala in DELEGATES’s QUARTERS – Photo shows the Paco Central Elementary School in Amas, Kidapawan City - billeting quarters of city delegates to the ongoing CRAA 2013, C ar men re ceive d road concreting projects, covMarch 1-4, hosted by the Cotabato Province. (photo provided/asf)

ered court, power connections and water systems; Barangays Datu Sundungan, Batobato, Tuael and Sagcungan in President Roxas town received birthing facilities, health centers, multi-purpose buildings and school buildings; A covered court for Barangay Balogo in Pigc aw ay an tow n; s cho ol buildings and water systems for Kawilihan and Malapang in Aleosan; B arangays Ne w Bu-

nawan and D ungos in Tu l u n a n ( m u l t i - p u r pose building); Barangay Tamped in Matalam (multi-purpose building) and Barangays Pontevedra and Poblacion in Antipas (water system, health center and upgrading of health facilities). On the slipper issue, she said it has been her troop’s trait to bring and give out slippers to children every time they visit the barangays. (sgjh/pgoidcd/asf )



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CARVED from the flatlands surrounded with high mountainous rain forests that provides natural feed of spring water to a foot shaped inland body is Lake Pinamaloy in Don Carlos, Bukidnon. More than 60 hectares in size with a deep of 10 meters at the center and 3 meters in the edge. It is home to some freshwater aquatic life that supports a bio-system. The lake has an estimated displacement of 6 million gallons per day that could sustain the water requirements of up to one million people daily. Looking for a local destination this summer? Visit Don Carlos, Bukidnon for the best scenic vistas so captivating that any movie producer will be interested to shoot a location. Young professionals who

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot Pineapple, Bananas and other fruit bearing orchards for export overseas. Soon if not regulated, would damage the natural woodland habitat inviting disaster. Trees and soil conservation have been affected by the massive agricultural plantations in the Province now showing its effect on flooding and land erosion. Huge public lands and many existing farmlands in Bukidnon are leased to Dole Agricultural subsidiaries and Del Monte Philippines for their various export business expansions. Cane

were born and have grown up in this place but have moved elsewhere in pursuits of career or occupation have the yearly homeward bound feelings to return. The childhood memories frolicking in the corn fields catching the sun rising and the cold breeze at night watching sparkling fireflies top of trees brings nostalgia to travel back in time to Lake Pinamaloy, one of the few remaining eco-systems in Central Mindanao that has welcomed and now saturated by multinational agro industries planting

plantation by many land owners feed the sugar mills with the needed raw materials that propel the province to the top producer of the commodity needed in the confectionary, soft drinks and energy juice industries. The province host Busco Sugar Refinery and the Crystal Sugar Industries and another one under construction. The local government of the Municipality of Don Carlos has formed the Lake Pinamaloy Development Council tasked in the cross road on how the development of the lake matters to tourism and preservation of natural attraction? Aside from the supply of water to the local community, it also serves as a tourism site that maintained the ecological balance of the flora and fauna.

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It’s our birthright to be rich!

HAVE you ever dreamed of becoming financially secure someday? Would you like to become financially secure in your lifetime? How serious are you in attaining this? I have previously quoted Zig Ziglar saying: “Money is not the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen!” Oxygen is the air that we breathe, and money is like oxygen! For without it our lives could be in peril. For as you can see, there are things in life that could bring us happiness and money can buy. But there are also other important things in life that could make us happy but which money cannot buy. Love and respect – these are things we have to strive hard to earn! Perhaps the most ideal scenario would be to attain a balance of both – having the important things that money cannot buy on one

The financial doctor Dr. Adonis Agcopra hand, and on the other having those material things that money can buy yet still bring happiness on their own merit. Seeking balance can make us both physically and spiritually happy. I initially started out in my professional career as a medical doctor. I fix brains and nerves. But sad to say, there are some brains that are just difficult to fix! I eventually became an international financial consultant as well and friends started asking me why? As a doctor, I have come to realize that one of the most poignant realities there is in life – many patients

die earlier than they are supposed to because of one lingering reason: the lack of money! For how could you expect to sustain a prolonged stay in intensive care if the patient really has not much money to spare? Contrast that with a family having ample financial resources and who could make the decision much easier whether or not to let their patient undergo much needed neurosurgery simply because they are not financially constrained? We all have the individual birthright to succeed and become financially free! We simply have to accept it as a personal responsibility

to seek for that goal. For our lives are governed by the universal laws, the greatest of which is the law of cause and effect. We are now what we are because of what we have done with our lives in the past. Similarly, we become who we will be as an outcome of what we are currently doing with our lives in the present. Bill Gates once said: “If you are born poor, it’s not your mistake. But if you die poor, it’s your mistake!” Let us not make that sad mistake in the end! Let us all claim our individual birthrights to succeed and become who we are destined to be in our lives. Let us all act now! ----(Dr. Adonis Agcopra is a registered international financial strategic consultant with IARFC and is portfolio director of AFIC Meridian Consultants. URL: www. aficfinancialconsultants. com. Email:

Throwing stones, mud at each other

THE people are confused, by watching TV newscasts and reading national dailies, people are somewhat lost regarding issues because the administration, the opposition and cause-oriented groups are throwing stones and mud at each other. The issues are clear and they should be faced squarely for the clear understanding of our people. Whoever are involved in any controversy should not side step from it but instead to explain the circumstances whether it is true or not so that once and for all, those who are harboring doubts on any of our top officials could perhaps reconcile their thoughts and restores into themselves the faith in our public officials.

Pointers of Hidden Gate Tom Arguelles Caballero Instead of ventilating issues for the understanding of our people, they go around the bush with the intention perhaps of diverting or covering what is really happening in the country today. This is some sort of injustice to the Filipinos who are entitled to know the truth. While it is true that it is really painful to tell the truth but there is nothing that we can do if we want

our people to live in peace and to erase doubts in their minds that thing which they are supposed to know are being hidden from them. It is about time that this be done because if we take this for granted, perhaps, we will go nowhere as a people and it will be hard for us to determine the fate of our nation in the days to come. On the other hands, the riding publics are also com-

plaining that the fare hike is not justifiable because salaries and the private sector have not increased. Operators and drivers are complaining that they are only given fare increase of one peso. They reasoned out that the price of gasoline and diesoline has went up again and the P1.00 fare hike could not compensate in their daily fuel consumption. If we try to scrutinize situation, the operators and the drivers as well as the riding public are all at a disadvantages and if you were in there cars whom would you blame!!! “ Te l l m e i f I m i ss t h e t a r g e t” T M No. : 09358376029 Talk ‘n’ Text No.: 09105783126.

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Inept handling THE one thing the Aquino administration could not shield itself from is its inept handling of the Sabah standoff that resulted in the slaughter of our brother Tausugs by the Malaysian police. Both the Philippine and Malaysian governments should now brace for more armed encounters between Malaysian authorities and the followers of the Sultanate of Sulu whose claim over Sabah has all these years been ignored by Philippine officials except by the late President Diosdado Macapagal. But the irony of it all is the fact that until now Malaysia is paying rent for its occupation and use of Sabah to the Sultanate of Sulu. If this is not Malaysia’s recognition of the Sultanate’s right over this natural resource-rich island that is just an hour away from Sulu by motorized banca, pray tell what this payment is for? The Philippine government may just brush aside this claim by the Sultanate of Sulu merely as a private claim over a real estate holding no matter how big, but this assertion is being made not just by one person but a Philippine Sultanate including its vassalage. No matter how the present administration looks at the issue, it is still its obligation, legal and moral, to protect the rights of its citizens, and in this case, by taking a serious look at the matter. Unfortunately, the Aquino administration once more displayed the same brand of ineptness when it handled the Luneta hostage taking two years ago. Because of the ineptness of the government, that hostage-taking INEPT | page 11

Sabah: Let’s all cool it!

I AM sad with what happened several days ago in Lahad Datu, Sabah. The violence and the killings were tragic. And from all indications, my earlier personal apprehensions that the problem will worsen if the Malaysians will push the button, are now taking place. I remember what President FVR used to say in admonishing everyone to always look for win-win solutions when facing situations: “Don’t throw shit to an electric fan. It will only irretrievably spread the mess” or words to that effect. But I am reserving comments since all the facts are not in yet. And also, there are actions done by all the principal players that we are not privy about as yet. Hence, it is best that we wait for all the facts to surface. I was an active participant in previous crisis situations that I handled. And I know that in similar situations, there are circumstances and information known to the crisis handler that others are not aware of. Those info determine one’s course of action during critical and emergency situations. Decisions are made

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza based on the interplay of many factors. To make a critique of the judgment calls made by those handling the situations without knowing all the info at hand may not only be premature. It will be grievously unfair. And unwise. Hence, let us all pipe down and avoid knee jerk criticisms of what happened. Of course, we cannot avoid dealing with initial criticisms, doomsday scenarios and worst-case situations that many “instant” experts will profer. And there are many of them out there just ready to pounce for one reason or another. It is always said that post incident “quarter backing” with the benefit of hindsight are favorite pastimes of commentators or grandstanders. Those who just sit in air-conditioned offices, safe and far from the scene of actual combat or incident always dish out “I told you so” comments after the fact.

Everyone becomes an expert. But it is best that we hold our judgments for the moment. Why? One, because the situation is still volatile and it has not been resolved up to now. Two, it has serious security and diplomatic implications involving both the Philippines and Malaysia. Three, it involves the honor and dignity of the Sultanate of Sulu and the Tausugs who already sacrificed the lives of 10 of their members (and still ready to sacrifice some more), as they are standing their ground in spite of demands for surrender. Four, it strikes deep into the workings of the Aquino administration and how the President himself handles crisis situations. Fifth, it is too complex to over simplify with the Malaysian factor at the vortex.

--LET’S COOL IT ---The events will still continue to unfold in Sabah. And even in nearby Sulu and Tawi Tawi in Southern Philippines. Then, the diplomatic reverberations of the Sabah claim will still have to be dealt with somehow. This is a lode mine, a treasure trove for all. The media will have a field day. The kibitzers will kibitz. The politicians must have something ready to say. The Sultanate will continue to profess honor and dignity. Across our shores, the Malaysians will pander to their own national interest and play to their gallery. Back home, President Aquino and his advisers will continue to seek the best approach consistent hopefully with our national interest. Everyone will have a field day! At the end of the day, the President has to take full responsibility for the turn of events. There’s no passing of the buck, no ifs and buts. As the saying goes, the buck ends on Your Excellency’s desk. In the meantime, I have an unsolicited advice to all: ‘LET’S ALL COOL IT, FOLKS.”

Underage prostitutes EXTREME poverty must be sweeping wide in some areas in the Philippines that drive some underage girls into the practice of the oldest profession in the world -- prostitution. According to a TV news story in the American continent, young girls in their tender age of 14 and 15 have been charging foreigner-tourists the amount of one thousand five hundred pesos to perform sex. It was not mentioned that these practices are taking place in Metro Manila and nearby cities but surely is happening in the former American bases like Subic and in Angeles city. This is truly disturbing. Of course we knew for a fact that prostitution is anywhere especially in big cities in Luzon, the Visayas and in Mindanao which is abundant but having minors involved in this business is just terrible. This is definitely outrageous, really a crime that is so shameful and unacceptable. I condemn the hardest way the parents of these girls for their lack of responsibility in the handling of their children. This thing can not happen if the parents are concerned so much of their children. There should be strict discipline in the home and watching closely the children twenty fours a day. These underage girls

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Ben Emata Jr. belong to the secondary schools. They should be watched especially the time frame of their studies as well as the time when they are supposed to be at home. Where are the parents? I even supposed they allow these girls to make money the easy way to help support the family. A house can never be a home unless the parents are doing their best to take care of their children. Otherwise, the kids should be taken away from them and let the parents rot in jail for negligence and irresponsibility. I call the attention of our leaders especially the legislators to draft laws that will punish harshly the parents of the girls who engage in prostitution at an early age. Prostitution is always illegal regardless of age of women and with more reason that people should be punished thoroughly including the men who make use of these girls. We do not need foreigners to come to our country to enjoy the wrong hospital-

ity of our young girls. They also deserve to be deported within twenty four hours. If there are matters that we should take care of, with so much love, understanding and kindness, it should be our children. They represent us. They are the future leaders of our country. They are the sources of our pride and honor. They will take care of us when we get old and dying, they are the love and glory in the family. We must preserve them and make them peace and God-loving at all times. And when we fail on this endeavor unreasonably, we parents should be punished. My heart bleeds to hear such a terrible newscast. I wanted to cry. I was hurt. I pity the little girls. In my case, I worked hard to love my kids. I gave them discipline, education, undying affection and assurance of their future. I take them personally to school and fetch them in the afternoon. I watch them closely even when they are asleep. I never allowed them to set underage | page 10


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2012 GPP Best School Implementers Awarded The Department of Agriculture Caraga awarded the 2012 Gulayan sa Paaralan Program (GPP) Best School Implementers with cash prizes, plaques and certificates in a ceremony held at the Goat2geder Hotel & Restaurant in Butuan City on February 20, 2013. The Gulayan sa Paaralan Project, one of the AgriPinoy Framework interventions, is a vegetable gardening project implemented among public schools, both elementary and high school. The project is a partnership between DA and DepEd and aims to promote self-help food production activities and values among the children. To encourage the schools to actively participate and implement the program, a Search for Best School Implementers is conducted annually with cash prizes given away to the winners. For the year 2012’s Search, there were five categories namely Central Schools, Non - C e nt r a l S cho ols , Multi-Grade Schools, Rural Schools, and Urban Schools in which the schools in the

region competed in. The 1st prize winners received a cash prize of P30,000 with a plaque and certificate, the 2nd place winners received a cash prize of P20,000 with a plaque and certificate while the 3rd place winners received P10,000 with a plaque and certificate. Consolation prizes of P5,000 with certificates were also given out to non winners. The following are the winners for each category: Central Schools – 1st prizeGuadalupe Central Elementary School, 2nd prize-Sison Central Elementary School, 3rd prize-Del Monte Central Elementary School; NonCentral Schools – 1st prizeSer-Fel Mone Elementary School, 2nd prize-Cabugo Elementary School, 3rd prize-Sukailang Elementary School; Multi-Grade Schools-1st prize-Justiniana Elementary School, 2nd prize-Sta. Cruz Elementary School, 3rd prize-De Castro Elementary School; Rural Schools-1st prize-Maglambing Integrated School, 2nd prize-Sta. Irene National High School, 3rd prize-

DA Caraga OIC Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza and DA Regional Technical Director Edgardo D. Dahino with DepEd’s SED Asst. Chief Dr. Erlinda Atienza, GPP Focal Person Elizabeth Bautista and Nelia Balacuit hand over the plaque and certific ate to one of the winning schools.

Marcelina National High School; Urban Schools1st prize-Agusan del Sur National High School, 2nd prize-Tabon M. Estrella National High School, 3rd prize-Bayugan National

C o mp r e h e n s i v e H i g h School. DA Caraga OIC Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza who graced the awarding ceremony said in her message that she is very

NYR Launching Highlights Caraga Region’s 18th Founding Anniversary Celebration Caraganons celebrated its annual commemoration for the establishment of Caraga as a region last February 22, 2013. In its debut year, the celebration highlighted the culture and traditions of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the region and giving value to their importance. In line with the anniversary celebration, the Department of Agriculture – XIII took the lead in the Regional Launching of National Year of Rice (NYR) 2013 in Butuan City with the battle cry “SAPAT na BIGAS, KAYA ng PINAS”. The event started with a parade and followed by a holy mass attended by a crowd of around 1,500 people which include tribal groups, LGUs, National Government Agencies, private sectors, academe, religious sectors, local media, farmers/producers and policy-makers.

The launching event highlighted the important role of every Caraganon to achieve sufficiency in rice and other staples, with emphasis on responsible rice consumption and less rice wastage. During the event, DA offered a free food tasting of rice and other food staples which include banana-saba, sweet potato, cassava and other food staples for everyone to partake. To boost everyone’s commitment for this noble task of attaining food sufficiency at the end of 2013, OIC Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza led the briefing about NYR and the recital of Panatang Makapalay (Pledge of Rice) and was participated by everyone including the members of the Regional Development Council (RDC) led by RDC Chair Hon. Sol F. Matugas, who at the same time

the Provincial Governor of Surigao del Norte; National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Director Carmencita Cochingco and Former Congresswoman BGen. Charito B. Plaza, the author of RA 7901, an act creating the Caraga Administrative Region in 1995. During the day, simultaneous activities were also held like the USAPANG PALAY- a meeting for Provincial Agriculturist and Agricultural Extension Workers spearheaded by ATI-Center Director, Nenita Sumile and Training Specialist Samuel Calonzo. Also a joint press conference was held in the afternoon for the local media counterparts and this was attended by the DA Directorate, National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), Gender & Development Coordinating Council (GADCC), Philip-

pine National Police (PNP), NEDA and other memberagencies of the Regional Development Council. On the other hand, an NYR Forum was also held at PhilRice-Agusan in RTR, Agusan del Norte. The event was participated by farmers, irrigators, local officials, legislators and students from nearby schools. Branch Manager Abner T. Montecalvo together with DA’s Regional Technical Director Edgardo D. Dahino attended the event and served as panel during the forum. With the launching of the NYR in Caraga Region, the Department of Agriculture envisions a more genuine public service with empowered consumers, producers, and policy-makers working together in attaining food security and sufficiency in the region and for the country as well. (Rhea C. Abao/DA-XIII RAFID)

PANATANG MAKAPALAY A NOBLE TASK. OIC, Regional Executive Director Edna M. Mabeza, leads Panatang Makapalay for a stronger commitment on NYR 2013 goals “SAPAT na BIGAS, KAYA ng PINAS”. Together with DOLE, Regional Director Ofelia Domingo (1st row, right), NEDA, Regional Director Carmencita S. Cochingco, RDC Chairperson, Gov. Sol F. Matugas, and BGen. Charito B. Plaza.

happy that Dep Ed is willing to cooperate with DA in implementing GPP because the program is really a big help in encouraging the children to eat vegetables. She also encouraged the

implementers to continue supporting the program because its benefits are not only for their schools and schoolchildren but also for the good of the whole nation.

Dairy industry posts 12 percent growth in 2012 THE Department of Agriculture will continue providing support to sustain the increased production of fresh milk, which last year grew by 12 percent. The DA through the National Dairy Authority (NDA) will expand local dairy production through a massive herd build-up and breeding program, said Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, whose message was read on his behalf by DA Assistant Secretary for livestock Davinio Catbagan, during the 16th National Dairy Congress and Exposition, February 7, 2012, in Bacolod City. Secretary Alcala said the NDA in partnership with dairy farmers’ groups and National Dairy Confederation (DairyCon) will embark on a sustained dairy herd build-up through intensified upgrading and preservation of local stock, augmented by importation of dairy animals, embryos and equipment, and establishment of more multiplier and grow-out farms. He said the dairy multiplier farms will undertake breeding, milk production and processing, including the rearing of male calves for fattening, and thus the establishment of sustainable dairy enterprises and animal trading industry. Secretary Alcala urged the DairyCon to help the NDA prop up the country’s dairy industry and attain sufficiency in liquid milk requirement. This should be done through continuous and systematic dairy herd upgrading. For her part, NDA administrator Grace Cenas said the country has a current inventory of 40,696 dairy animals, which produced 18.45 million (M) liters of milk last year, 12 % or two million liters more than in 2011. She said production of local milk has been growing at an annual average of 7% in the last five years. Despite efforts during the last two decades, local production is still less than one percent of the country’s total annual dairy requirement, as milk consumer demand has been increasing. However, the future looks bright as the DA has increased the budget of the NDA to P262M this year, P90M more than in 2012. “With this budget, the NDA will accelerate local dairy dairy | page 11

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deferment of the planned April 30, 2013, operation of the Laguindingan Airport, pending the commissioning of the ANSSF. “The business community in Northern Mindanao recently got hold of a copy of the letter of DOTC Secretary Abaya to Director General William Hotchkiss III of CAAP dated January 4, 2013, on the planned opening of the Laguindingan Airport on/before April 30, 2013 using the Visual Flight Rules (VFR); such confirmation after several weeks of waiting for a formal notice from the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) on the premature opening has alarmed the business community and the civil society in the region,” the resolution states. The organizations and associations noted that the Laguindingan Airport does not only lack the air navigation and support facilities (ANSSF), but including road and transport infrastructures to effectively motor passengers from Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Iligan, Misamis Oriental and other provinces. They believed that operating the Laguindingan Airport without the appropriate navigational facilities will not only jeopardize passenger safety but will also greatly limit the operational capability of the Laguindingan Airport. The limited operating hours resulting from VFR operations will reduce the number of flights to and from Cagayan de Oro and will have a negative impact on the economy and business activities in the city and the surrounding areas not to mention the impact on tourism in the area and economic losses it will incur, the group said. Copies of the said resolution has been furnished President Benigno S. Aquino, the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Communications, Director General of CAAP, Mindanao Development Authority, Regional Development Council in Region 10 and other concerned

parties for their appropriate action. R e cent ly, President Aquino visited Cagayan de Oro for campaign sorties of Team Pinoy senatorial candidates, but there has been no information as to the Chief Executive’s response to the resolution.

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1)—in time for the celebration of March as International Women’s Month. Villar thanks Go Negosyo for the recognition and said it serves as an inspiration for her to carry on with her advocacies as well as a validation of her continued efforts to help her fellow Filipinos. “The award is really a bonus. It feels good to be recognized. But it feels even better to know that you are making a difference in people’s lives through your advocacies and actions as well as programs and projects,” Villar said. According to Go Negosyo, Villar and the other awardees were chosen “to recognize their valuable contributions in their respective fields and to promote their stories to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs that they can also make it in life”. The success of Villar’s green social enterprises that have provided livelihood to over 500 families in Las Pinas, where it started 10 years ago, has earned for her the moniker ‘Misis Hanep Buhay’. The Villar Foundation’s livelihood enterprises: water hyacinth basket weaving, coconet weaving, plastic pulverizing, organic composting, handloom blanket weaving, and recently citronella oil-making have been duplicated nationwide. So far, pilot centers have been built in 111 towns all over the country. “There are 1,600 municipalities and cities in the Philippines , so we still have a lot of tasks ahead of us. I will continue promoting these livelihood programs because the benefits they provide to the people, especially the poor, are direct and fast. They do not need capital also because the raw materials are from wastes

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and our foundation provides the training and technology,” said Villar. According to Villar, her livelihood programs create jobs and help ease the unemployment problems in the country. Villar, as a congresswoman from 2001 to 2010, also authored legislation that promotes entrepreneurship. Among which is the Republic Act 9178 or the Barangay Micro Business Enterprises (BMBEs) Act of 2002. “I support entrepreneurship as the key to creating jobs. Even my livelihood programs are geared towards helping people gain the skills to start their own small businesses, even microenterprises can help boost our economy and provide livelihood or jobs to our countrymen. I will continue advocating those,” said Villar, who is a senatorial candidate in the May 13 national elections. Go Negosyo cited in a statement: “From being a college professor and an entrepreneur, Cynthia Villar diverted her focus to social entrepreneurship through the Villar Foundation in 1992. The organization has helped thousands of families—from the OFWs to the mothers living in the poor communities, by teaching them an alternative and sustainable means of livelihood.” It adds, “We have been partners with her for quite sometime now, teaching the advocacy to the OFWs to help them invest their hardearned money wisely.” The Villar Foundation and Go Negosyo are co-organizers of the yearly OFW & Family Summit.

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members of political dynasties in the coming elections,” said Quintin San Diego, MAD Chairman. “We are asking church goers to sign the petition proposing the enactment of an enabling law that will make the provision of the 1987 Philippine Constitution against political dynasties operational and penalize violators. MAD is a nationwide non-partisan organization

of volunteers from socio, civic, and religious organizations, non-government organizations, cause -oriented advocates and university and college students mobilized under the aegis of Sec. 5 of Republic Act 6735, the Initiative and Referendum Act. “This provides the people to exercise the power of people’s initiative or referendum by getting at least 10 percent of registered voters, represented by at least three percent of registered voters in every legislative district of the entire country, to sign a petition that will be presented to the COMELEC to call for a referendum to enact and pass an enabling law on Section 26,” San Diego added. Section 26 of the Constitution states that “The state shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” “After 26 years, congress has not acted on the proposed enabling law because 70 percent of legislators belong to political dynasties,” Danilo O. Olivares, MAD co-chairman, told local media covering the launch. “Neither the Supreme Court nor COMELEC can be expected to act on petitions to prohibit dynastic candidates from running for the simple nor convenient reason that the Constitution does not provide an enabling law.” Olivares said however that they realize that the signature campaign may go beyond 2013 and well into the 2016 election. However, he stresses that by doing the signature campaign all over the country now, they will be able to inform the people that political dynasties are prohibited by law, are wrong and are harmful to the country and as such it is up to the people who not to vote come election day. MAD’s position is that there should be ONLY ONE ELECTED OFFICIAL per family up to the 2nd degree by affinity or consanguinity. In his homily during the noontime high mass Sunday at the St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral Archbishop Antonio J. Ledesma cited recent studies


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of his/her own family. It is therefore high time that the people themselves through an initiative force the next congress to take this constitutional provision seriously. Political dynasties work mainly for the interest of the families in power and don’t give chances to poorer and lesser known individuals with leadership potential.”

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things without good reasons. Always there were time for them to play, to go to movies, to go to picnic, to go to church, to attend parties with their friends provided that I am around to look at them and enjoy their growth. I have only five children and I even wished I had more, so I have more sources of joy and honor. (

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development, further increase fresh milk production, provide dair y farmers more income and livelihood, and supply Filipino consumers with quality fresh milk,” she said. On international cooperation, Cenas said the DA is in the process of finalizing an agreement on dairy development with the New Zealand (NZ) government. The Philippines regularly imports NZ dairy cows, and various milk products, which amounted to more than $290 million in 2011. “ We a r e f i n a l i z i n g the terms of the project where we can share our support and expertise to upgrade the Philippine’s milk production,” said NZ Ambassador Reuben Levermore, during the Dairy Congress.

Republic of the Philippines REGION X Province of Lanao de Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR R.A Form No. 10172 (LCRO) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ATRHUR JIMENEZ has filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly in his/ her MONTH & DATE OF BIRTH for SEPTEMBER 25, 1952 to JULY 14, 1952 and the GENDER from FEMALE to MALE and the CHILD’S & FATHER’S LAST NAME from “JEMENES” to “JIMENEZ” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ARTHUR JEMENES at BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose Parents are ARTURO JIMENEZ and CORAZON VIAJANTE. Any person affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than JANUARY 2013. (Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Mar. 5 & 12, 2013

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) ORDER

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 arc husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed tinder Civil rites on May 2, 2004 at Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, 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 lligan City and Bacolod, Lanao del Norte; 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 (7) years 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 others affairs; petitioner s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on May 2, 2004 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden, reconciliation between than 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 13, 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 14th day of February 2013. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Feb. 19, 26 & Mar. 5, 2013

presented by the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and other institutions which tend to show a correlation between corruption, poverty and violence. “Political dynasties are co-related with corruption because there are no longer checks and balances when people from the same families are in office and helping one another,” Bishop Ledesma noted. “Another correlation that these studies have borne out is that political dynasties are co-related with poverty itself. The more the larger the political dynasties in government, the more poverty seems to persist in our economy.” The prelate also cited how another study showed that 70 percent of public officials today belong to political dynasties. “It is, I think, a sad commentary that our leadership cannot be more widely spread among people who are perhaps more competent, more conscientious and more committed than members of political dynasties,” he noted. MAD was launched last February 17 at the historic Baclaran Church where MAD volunteers got hundreds of church goers to sign the petition. Baclaran is the site of the successful signature campaigns in 1985 and in 2009 which convinced Cory Aquino and later, Nonoy Aquino to accept the people’s draft for them to run for president. “I am happy that MAD has finally come at last. It really took time in coming,” said Rev. Fr. Rey Montanto, parish priest of the Nazareno church. “This is enshrined in our constitution but no lawmaker took it up to author an enabling law probably because it will work against the interest

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELPIDIA BARILI MONTEALTO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “JORGE” to “JEORLICK” in the birth certificate of JORGE MONTEALTO who was born on MAY 19, 1955 at TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are PANCRIACIO MONTEALTO and CAYETANA GUDMALIN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 15, 2013. (Sgd.) JULIET B. GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Mar. 5 & 12, 2013


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Preserving the lake in its serenity or developing its potential for commercial wake boarding undertaking could propel the Province of Bukidnon to the number one eco-tourism destination in the country with a high cost to the environment? Don Carlos, as the name suggests must have been named after the great son of the province, Don Carlos Fortich who belongs to the early settlers and rise to become a rancher com sugar planter whose family carved a name in business and politics. Don Carlos is accessible from Cagayan de Oro City

with a paved road network passing through the Sayre Highway. It takes three hours and 40 minutes by a private vehicle and four hours by public transportation to reach the destination stopping first at the Peak of Mangima Mountain to view the breathtaking Canyon formations of Bukidnon. The Cagayan de Oro Travel and Tours Association (COTTA) and the Cagayan de Oro Hotels and Restaurants Association (COHARA) are two of the many tourism stakeholders in Mindanao who are actively selling the ecotourism destinations in the Province of Bukidnon. Popular tourist attractions like the Dahilayan

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Manolo Fortich, the venue of many national golf events in years and the source of pride of Bukidnon serving the succulent pineapple grain feed Del Monte Beef which is available in generous portions at their Club House. Visit Lake Pinamaloy in Bukidnon and witness the early sunrise as the lake reflects the sunlight. Stay overnight and camped out as fireflies from tree tops engulf the night with magical sparkles.


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Zip Line, the Kaamulan Festival and a visit to the Monastery of Transfiguration in Malaybalay City can be scheduled anytime of the year. The local tour handlers are also promoting trips to the vegetable plantations in Lantapan and dairy farms in Maramag with side itinerary to the mountain resorts in Impasugong which have huge multi tier swimming pools with abundant natural running water from spring sources. The most famous destination of course in Bukidnon which has been drawing thousands of local and foreign Golfers a year is the historical Del Monte Golf and Country Club in

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service ended in a bloody mess. That incident left the Hong Kong authorities with no other choice but order its residents from ever visiting our country. Such order still stands up to this day because Hong Kong authorities are of the view that the Philippine government failed to meet their expectations with regard the handling of the incident and its investigation by local authorities of such incident. Even if a fact-finding body was created by Aquino to investigate and recommend measures to prevent such incident from happening again in the future and to have those inept officials meted out the corresponding penalties for their failure in handling the entire drama, Hong Kong officials were never satisfied. Why? Because the fact-finding report was substituted by Aquino no less with his own views about the incident that only led to the exoneration of officials such as Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim from any liability. Practically the same ineptitude was displayed by the Aquino administration with its handling of the Sabah standoff. Instead of pursuing the diplomatic tack in dealing with the more or less 300 armed Tausugs claiming to be members of the royal army of the Sultanate of Sulu and North Borneo led by Agbimuddin Kiram, younger brother of the Sultan of Sulu, Jamalul Kiram III, that landed in Tanduao, Lahad Datu, Sabah, stupendously Philippine officials led no less by Aquino threatened them. What did Aquino and his Secretary of Justice say when the standoff was still on its early stages? They ordered them to return without any demands. The problem, however, was that officials who wanted those involved in the standoff to return at the same time threatened them with preposterous charges once they arrive here. Who in his right mind will return so he can be jailed by his own government? Does Aquino think he

is dealing with Cub Scouts in this standoff ? Has he forgotten that these armed men who landed in Tanduao might be veteran fighters who rebelled against the Philippine government and with the latter failing to beat them? The irony of it all is that instead of advising the President to change to the right tack, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima added her worthless ideas by saying the men of the Sultanate of Sulu could be haled to court with criminal charges ranging from rebellion, violations of the Comelec gun ban, among others. All first year law students know that crimes are territorial, meaning, where it was committed there the charges could be filed. All the supposed violations committed by the men of the Sultanate of Sulu were committed in Sabah. Now how in heaven De Lima can charge them with violations of our penal laws from crimes committed outside of our jurisdiction? I really want De Lima to explain how she will do this. At any rate, lives had already been lost. Expect that the popularity of Aquino will nosedive to low levels because of this. And expect further that this will surely have an impact on all Team PNoy senatorial candidates. This is an ineptitude that no one from the administration wanted to happen on an election year at that. --(Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@

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country and maintaining our mutual relationship with the Malaysian government as co-partners for peace and development,” the resolution read. Copies of the resolution were furnished President Benigno Aquino III, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, the House Speaker, the Senate President, Interior and Local Government Secretary AFP and PNP heads, among others. All the 16 Sultans of the Royal Houses of Lanao signed the resolution. (CO)




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16 Sultanate Houses of Lanao appeal for ceasefire in Sabah AT LEAST 16 Royal Sultanates of Lanao joined hands and manifested all-out support for peaceful resolution of the Sabah stand-off, calling upon the parties involved to prevent further bloodshed by terminating all military activities thereat, placing the safety of some 800 Filipinos in Sabah, Malaysia, into paramount concern. Su lt an Hadji Ab du l l a h Topaan Ditual Disomimba, chairman of the 16 Royal Sultanates of Lanao, during a press conference yesterday, at Philtown Hotel in Cagayan de Oro, said the 16 Royal Houses of Lanao has adopted Resolution No. 01813, on March 3, 2013,

during an emergency meeting held at Tamparana, Lanao del Sur, urgently appealing for a ceasefire on Sabah dispute. “The issuance of Executive Order No. 602 that created the Lanao Advisory Council enlightened policy and recognition of the significant role that traditional institutions such as the Royal Sultanates of Lanao could play in bringing about genuine and lasting peace and sustainable development,” Sultan Disomimba, who is also the municipal mayor of Tamparan, Lanao del Sur, said. The 16 Sultanates of Lanao recognizes the role of the Malaysian government I brokering the peace talks between the

Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which resulted in the signing of the Framework Agreement. They further state that they feel a need to ensure a “paramount better relationship and understanding” with the Malaysian and Philippine governments for their noble participation in the peace negotiations. “We (16 Sultanates of Lanao), supported by multisectoral groups in Mindanao joined with the national, local and international foreign Muslim leaders and lawmakers extend full support to help the administration of President

Benigno Aquino III ease the standoff in Sabah,” the resolution states. It said that the administration of President Aquino should continue its effort to for dialogue with Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his followers and with the Malaysian authorities under an appropriate auspice aimed at establishing a just and durable peace on Sabah dispute. “We, the Sixteen Royal Houses of Lanao sincerely declare and express our support for the vision of the Aquino Administration in order to achieve true and meaningful and lasting peace in our appeal | page 11

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137,076 Caraga households get P273.8 million in Pantawid program By PAT SAMONTE of Mindanao Daily News

BUTUAN City––At least 137,076 households in Caraga Region had received a total of P273,852,500 from the government’s Pantawid Pamilya program through the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Region 13 as of October, 2012. This was gathered from records furnished to Mindanao Daily News-Butuan during last week’s press briefing at DSWD-Caraga conference room. Regional Director Minda Brigoli revealed that the Pantawid Pamilya program is one of the government’s poverty reduction thrusts that has been implemented in Region 13 since 2008 with 160,908 household-beneficiaries in all cities and municipalities as of February, 2013. The occasion was in connection with DSWD’s “Bawal and E-Pal Dito” campaign aimed at empowering the beneficiaries of the knowledge that no one has the right to delist a beneficiary and that only the DSWD Regional and National Offices are authorized to delist a beneficiary if he or she did not comply with the conditions of the program. With the tagline “Makialam, Magsumbong, Bawal ang Epal Dito,” Brigoli said the campaign was conceptualized because the Department wanted to protect its beneficiaries from being used or threatened by politicians to gain votes for the May, 2013 election. The Bawal ang Epal Dito campaign also wants to eliminate misconceptions of beneficiaries about the control of politicians over them, she said. According to Brigoli, campaign materials such as tarpaulins will be displayed in the Pantawid Pamilya areas, and during payout of cash grants, brochures, flyers, stickers and button pins will be displayed as well.

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