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DAVAO City––What used to be a battle between thousands of Pablo victims and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has turned into a word war between Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and leaders of progressive organizations. This stems from Mayor Sara’s order to the Davao City Police Office to “disperse at all cost” the typhoon victims who staged a threeday camp out outside the DSWD regional office last week. Juland Suazo, spokesESTRADA FATHER AND SON FOR MINDANAO. Former President Joseph Ejercito Estrada and Rep. JV person of environmental Ejercito Estrada at the UNA motorcade in Iligan City. Photo supplied

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group Panalipdan (Defend) Southern Mindanao called the mayor’s move “antipoor” and “arrogant,” saying WAR | page 10

AFTER MANGAOANG DECLARES WAR VS. AGRI SMUGGLERS

Customs sets eye on shipment of ‘hot cars’ By Cheng Ordonez of Mindanao Daily News

DISTRICT Customs Collector Lourdes Mangaoang has warned smugglers trying to enter the ports of Northern Mindanao to smuggle goods or use the city as transshipment area for items that she will do all in her power to stop them, setting her eyes also on hot vehicles this time. Lawyer Mangaoang said the smugglers are not local individuals, saying the confiscation earlier of several thousands of bags of rice worth millions of pesos serves as a warning to smugglers who may want to use the Cagayan de Oro ports. Atty. Mangaoang has received a commendation Monday, March 4, 2013, from the Local Government of Cagayan de Oro for the Bureau of Customs Cagayan de Oro District massive campaign against smuggling that led to the confiscation of 5,000 bags of imported rice worth P9 million. City Mayor Vi-

Cynthia Villar says ‘sorry’ for controversial remarks about nurses n Seeks dialogue with PNA, other nursing groups on health care reform agenda

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano congratulates Bureau of Customs (BOC) District Collector Atty. Ma. Lourdes V. Mangaoang for the bureau’s “no nonsense drive against smuggling which led to the confiscation of 5,000 bags of smuggled imported rice worth P9 million.” The awarding of the city council’s resolution was held Monday morning during the flag-raising at City Hall. Looking on is Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas and Deputy District Collector for Northern Mindanao Marvin Mison. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

since it was the first time the cente Emano handed Atty. ground. “This is history in the Bureau of Customs received Mangaoang the commendation during the regular flag making,” Atty. Mangaoang such citation. shipment | page 10 ceremony at the City Hall said of the commendation

FORMER congresswoman and senatorial candidate (NP-Team PNoy) Cynthia Villar wrote a letter of apology to the Philippine Nurses Association in light of recent remarks during a senatorial media forum that have earned the ire of nurses here and abroad. Villar said that lack of time and the complexity of the issue concerning a closure order issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) several years ago prevented her from answering the question in a clear and concise manner.

In her letter addressed to the PNA Governing Board, its officers and staff, Villar wrote: “I truly am sorry for having offended the feelings of your members. It was never my intention to belittle SORRY | page 10

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New hawk-owls specie sighted in Camiguin By Jorie C. Valcorza of PIA-10

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin–– Big, fluffy, blue-gray eyed hawk-owls were sighted by researchers in this volcanic island paradise at the northern tip of Mindanao. It is the only one of its kind. At night, it gives a long solo hoot that builds in intensity, with a distincDEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ADELAIDO CLARIN SALVADOR Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ADELAIDO CLARIN SALVADOR, who died intestate on the 7th day of December 1998 at Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; that the deceased at the time of his death left parcel of land, located at Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental particularly described as follows to wit; Parcel One Tax Dec. No. 940864 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot No. 13125), situated in the Barrio of Sambulawan, Mun. of Laguindingan, Province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of THIRTY THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FIFTY (30,450) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ADELAIDO CLARIN SALVADOR made and entered into by and between; LILIA V. SALVADOR, of legal age, widow, Filipino and resident of Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; ANITA S. TAYROS, of legal age, widow, Filipino and resident of Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; EDDIE V. SALVADOR, of legal age, married, Filipino, and resident of Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; DANIE V. SALVADOR, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Sambulawan, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental; and ELSIE S. ZAMBRANO, of legal age, married, Filipino and resident of Gingoog City, after being duly sworn, hereby declare that we are the only, sole, exclusive, legitimate and compulsory surviving legal heirs, as per Doc. No. 364; Page No. 73; Book No. 83; Series of 2011, under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: MARCH 6, 13, & 20, 2013

tive low growling tone to attract mates or defend their territory. Pairs of these owls often do short barking duets (rapid yapping) that always starts with a growl. Recordings and observations made by scientists from the Philippines Biodiversity Conser vation Foundation confirm the uniqueness of its attributes when compared to other hawk-owl population, not even those found in other parts Mindanao. Researchers noted a consistent disparity in plumage and measurements, but despite this confusing physical resemblance, variability, and vocal differences, they said these only confirm that this is a new specie. In some published interviews with the authors, they conveyed their amazement on the differences in vocalization. specie | page 11

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano sits with Vice President Jejomar Binay, former President Joseph Estrada and the senatorial candidates of the United Nationalist Alliance led by San Juan Rep. JV Ejercito during their campaign sortie Sunday evening at the Pelaez Rotunda. With them on stage are local candidates of the Pandayon Pilipino led by 1st District Rep. Benjo Benaldo. Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas, Councilors Adrian Barba, Dante Pajo and Ian Mark Nacaya. The UNA candidates left for Iligan City on Monday for another rally in the evening. Photo by Gerry L. Gorit

Businessmen demand continued operation of old Lumbia airport COCI fears ‘great loss impact’ on businesses By Cheng Ordonez of Mindanao Daily News

BUSINESS leaders in Cagayan de Oro City have strongly demanded for the continued operation of the old Lumbia airport should the new Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Ori-

ental pushes through with its scheduled opening in April, 2013, even without the needed navigation equipment and other amenities needed for normal operation and to develop better business activities there. This came after the Cagayan de Oro Cham-

ber of Indinustries (COCI) learned that almost 70 percent of the existing flights to and from Lumbia Airport here will be suspended in the operation of the new Laguindingan airport in MisOr due to limited time of operation brought about by the absence of the Air

Navigation Support Services Facilities (ANSSF). COCI President Bienvenido Valdez said businessmen in Cagayan de Oro are left with no option but to demand for the continued operation of the Lumbia Airport to avert incurring business losses brought

about by the suspension of flights. The operation of the new Laguindingan International Airport in Misamis Oriental even without the commissioning of the ANSSF yet, will cancel 70 percent of existing flights, airport | page 10

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 ARTHUR 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. 6 & 13, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JOY BOHOLANO LITUAÑAS has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from “PERLA MARY JOY” to “JOY” in the birth certificate of PERLA MARY JOY CURILAN BOHOLANO who was born on Sept. 5, 1958 at Butuan Maternity Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are SOFRONIO MONTESCLAROS BOHOLANO and RIVERA CURTINA CURILAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 13 March 2013. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar

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Women in governance now a reality – CHR Director By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN City - In line with this year's Women's Month celebration, the Gender and Development Coordinating Committee (GADCC), chaired by Commission on Human Rights (CHR)-Caraga Regional Director Marylin Pintor is spearheading various activities for the month-long celebration. The 2013 Women's Month Celebration is pursuant to Proclamation No. 224-1988, declaring the first week of March each year, as Women's Week and March 8, as Women's Rights and International Peace Day; Proclamation No. 227-1988 providing for the observance of the Month of March, as Women's Role in History Month; and Republic Act 6949-1990 declaring March 8 of every year, as National Women's Day.

As t h e c e l e br at i on kicked-off on Friday, members of the GADCC from the government agencies, non-government organizations, academe, and other stakeholders were grouped in four sub-committees wearing shirts colored green, purple, red, and pink during the Fun Walk activity. The subcommittees are: VAWC, Institutionalization of GAD and Gender and Governance, Gender and

Health Environment, and Gender and Poverty. Pintor expressed her warm thanks to all government agencies and partnerstakeholders for their full support and participation to Women's Month activities. She also said that President Aquino recently highlighted the milestones of women's participation in the Bangsamoro Agreement. "We are now assured that

more women are already involved in the political arena and peace-making. Women’s participation in good governance is now a reality," she said. Pintor also announced that the "Kalandrakas sa Kababaihan" is set on March 8 at the Balanghai Hotel,

Butuan City, and the Candidates Forum on March 14. Other GAD-related activities will also be conducted by different government agencies for the monthlong celebration. This year's celebration is anchored on the theme, "Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pag-

tahak sa Tuwid na Daan (Women: Guide Towards Straight and Narrow Path)." It underscores the need to accelerate women's participation in governance and enhance gender perspective in upholding good governance. ( JPG-PIA Caraga/arjaysfelicilda)

Police captures gun ban violator By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City - Amid strict implementation of COMELEC gun ban in the entire region, authorities capture d one p ers on for carrying an unlicensed firearm, Friday dawn, outside Dakop KTV Bar in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. The suspect was Rico M. Biolelan, 22 years old of Rosario, Agusan del Sur, who yielded one caliber .38 revolver loaded with three live bullets and a motorcycle. His arrest was made upon report from concerned citizens in the area and as he could not present and carry the firearm. legal documents to possess He is now under the

AGRI MEDIA BRIEFING - Members of Butuan City media are shown here during a briefing conducted by the City Public Information Office, with City Agriculturist Alberto Buca (with microphone). Focusing on the ongoing agri projects and programs of the city government, the activity was held at the PIO Conference Room. (Richard D. Atillo, PIA-Caraga/asf)

custody of San Francisco Police Station. (RCC/asf )

No. 1 most wanted person falls By PO1 Ryan C. Cagula

CAMP Rodriguez, Butuan City – The No. 1 most wanted person in the town of Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte fell into the hands of the police, Friday morning. Captured right in his residence was Marcos L. Palingcod, 36 years old. The arrest was issued by Judge Eduardo S. Casals of RTC Branch 1 (Butuan City) for violation of RA 7610 (Anti-Child Abuse Act). Marcos is now under the custody of Las Nieves cops but can post Php 60,000 bail for his temporary liberty. (RCC/MMG/arjaysfelicilda)


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Tacurong-BFP holds 1st Fire Olympics TACURONG City - In observance of March as Fire Prevention Month, Tacurong Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has conducted the 1st Fire Olympics in the City, Friday March 1, 2013 at the City Hall Grounds. One-hundred forty barangay fire volunteers from the city’s 20 barangays have participated in the event, competing in putting out fire with the shortest time

and most efficient demonstration of skills using a 5-hose connection. Barangay Griño was adjudged winner by officers from the Tacurong

Tupi

BFP and Sultan Kudarat BFP. Barangays New Lagao and Buenaflor were second and third placers. The barangay fire volunteers of Tacurong City

receives Garantisadong Pambata award KORONADAL City - The Municipal Health Office (MHO) of Tupi, South Cotabato has received ‘Garantisadong Pambata’ (GP) Champs Award due to its efforts in delivering exemplary services on basic child health care in the municipality. The award was conferred by the Department of Health (DOH) during the 2nd GP Champs and Orally Fit Child Awards held at Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City. Dr. Ma. Rizalina M. Arenas, municipal health dentist said that the award was the result of their consistent rendering of commendable

services to every child in the town which eventually improves their health and welfare. Aside from the plaque of recognition, the health office also received a cheque worth P50,000. The criteria for GP Champs award were: GP Coverage- 50%; Other Essential Health Services Performed- 20%; GP Best Practices/Efforts/Innovative Interventions-10%; Provision of Budget for Child Survival Services- 10% and Health Promotion- 10%. Tupi-MHO is the sole recipient of said award in South Cotabato province. On the other hand, it can be noted that in October last

year, the SOCCSKSARGEN Region ‘GP-Lakbay Buhay Kalusugan’ (LBK) Fiesta Caravan was successfully launched at Barangay Polonuling, of the municipality wherein thousands of residents regardless of age and status received various free health services. Meanwhile, Municipal Mayor Reynaldo S. Tamayo Jr., expressed his full support in the realization and promotion of health programs in the locality. One of his initiatives is the conduct of “Munisipyo sa Barangay” that brings range of free health services to the residents of the town’s 15 barangays. (SJDuerme-PIA12/ Tupi LGU/arjaysfelicilda)

were trained by the BFP, particularly on basic fire skills and on organizing barangay volunteer brigades. Aside from the Fire Olympics, BFP and LGU employees also had a Walk for a Fire-Free Nation on same day.

11,000 MILF families gain from DSWD cash-for-work program By Danilo E. Doguiles

KORONADAL City - Over 11,000 families, all members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), are set to benefit from the cash-for-work program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development. DSWD 12 Regional Director Bai Zorahayda Taha said the initial number of beneficiaries are located in Region 12 and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Taha explained, the inclusion of these families in the agency’s cash-forwork program is part of the immediate interven-

tions promised under the Sajahatra B angsamoro Program. President B enigno Aquino III launched the Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program on February 15 at the Bangsamoro Leadership and Management Institute in Barangay Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao. It intends aims to uplift the health, livelihood and education conditions of Bangsamoro communities. The cash-for-work program, Taha continued, is among the confidencebuilding measures that the department has identified in support to the Sajaha-

tra Bangsamoro Program and the on-going peace negotiations. Under the program, indigent MILF-member families will be provided temporary employment. Meanwhile, the regional office of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) or PhilHealth here also announced that over 11,000 families are also scheduled to receive their PhilHealth cards that they could use to avail of health insurance benefits just like the members of t he Pant aw i d Pam i ly ang Pilipino Program of DSWD. (DED-PIA 12/asf)

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“I am very glad that BFP is very visible in our city. I hope that you will carry on in innovating ways to safeguard our people,” said Mayor Lina O. Montilla during the program that followed the walk. The activities were led by City BFP Caretaker

Marjorie Jenna A. AgabaoResurreccion. This year’s Fire Prevention Month is themed ‘Sunog at Sakuna Paghandaan, Kalikasan ay Pangalagaan nang Matamasa ang PagUnlad ng Bayan’.(Jezereel Louise C. Billano/arjaysfelicilda)


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THINK a minute. It’s been said: “Hating people is like burning down your whole house to kill a rat.” You’ve also heard the expression, “Cutting your nose off to spite your face.” When we hate someone, we hurt ourselves far more than the person we’re trying to hurt. That’s why when you’ve been hurt by others, a bad memory is your best weapon to stop it from hurting you more. Forget it, and get on with your life. “Never carry a grudge, since it only weighs you down while the other guy is getting ahead. You’ll never get ahead while you’re trying to get even.” You’ll reach your goal

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst of success much quicker if you forgive and forget your enemies. Getting even with someone just puts you on their level; but if you forgive that person, it puts you ahead of them. So make peace quickly with your enemies. “Some people forgive their enemies—but not until they’re dead and it’s too late.”

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Remember, people need love the most when they deserve it the least. It takes a much stronger person to forgive. A person’s strength is measured by how many times he can forgive the same person. You see, when our heart is full of kindness, there’s no room in it to hold a grudge. Hating someone is easy. Anybody can do that.

So if you want to be unhappy and miserable, go ahead: don’t forgive that person who wronged you. But don’t forget, “Anger and unforgiveness is like fire: if you hold on to it, it will burn you.” However, “If you choose to forgive someone, you’ll be setting a prisoner free… and discover the prisoner was you!” Yet real forgiving takes your Maker’s kind of love and strength. So why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for all the ways you’ve hurt and wronged Him? Then, you’ll have His power to forgive others like He did for you. Just Think a Minute.

crowd of more than 50,000 people during the rally of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) in Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday. It was not a question anymore on whether Mayor Vicente Emano’s administration has the support of practically all barangay leaders here. Cagayan de Oro City has 80 rural and urban barangays. Cris Diaz When the much ballyhooed suspension order concocted against Emano hogged the local dailies in January this year, 76 barangay leaders and their followers showed up at the City Hall administration building in a show of support to Emano. Last Sunday, leaders and followers of all the 80 barangays were present in one of the biggest pre-election rallies at the Rodelsa Circle here. The sea of people eclipsed the LP rally at the Gregorio Pelaez Sports Center Tuesday last week. It was even unfortunate that the presence of President Aquino did not muster support from city residents. The more it was frustrating since the LP rally supposedly got a province wide support, too. Of course, there were truckloads of supporters and candidates purportedly coming from the municipalities. However, the combined LP supporters

and leaders in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro City pale in comparison with the number of crowd who showed up during the UNA rally last Sunday. The issue on whether the city has to convey those people from where they came from was moot and academic. Certainly, those people had to take some rides in coming down to the city. The local LP, instead, should be wary that Emano’s political ticket was a team to bet in the coming mid-term elections this year. Emano’s Padayon Pilipino-UNA-NP coalition has shown that its followers and leaders could come together as a solid force in times of diversity. In other words, the secret of Padayon Pilipino was that it follows a single straight line from above down below its political line. It was a political principle that would be hard to vanquish. Obviously, it is only in times of instability that the strength of the political organization manifests. When everything seems hopeless, the true measure of a political leader emerged as the bastion of people’s optimism. This is the character of the Padayon Pilipino, as an organization and as a political entity. The Liberal Party knows the qualities of the political leaders that the party needs both in the national and local context. Unfortunately, LP knows that the abundance of their resources as an administration political party is inversely proportional to the political leaders that they should have. React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

Jolo, 52nd US State?

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside…” (Job 23:10-11, the Holy Bible). -oooSOVEREIGNTY OF US OVER JOLO: Did Sultan Jamalul Kiram III and his followers who went to Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia on February 09, 2013 have the right to ask the help of President Aquino and of the Philippine government in their quest to recover Sabah for themselves, or should they have asked the help of the United States instead? I am raising this question because in a treaty that Kiram’s predecessor, Sultan Jamalul Kiram II, signed in 1899, the whole of Jolo and its dependencies have been placed under the sovereignty of the United States. Article I of the treaty known as the Kiram-Bates Treaty, says: “The sovereignty of the

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio United States over the whole Archipelago of Jolo, and its dependencies, is declared and acknowledged.” Then, under its Article II, it is provided that “The United States flag will be used in the Archipelago of Jolo, and its dependencies, on land and sea.” In its Article XIII, the treaty says “The United States will give full protection to the Sultan and his subjects in case any foreign nation should attempt to impose upon them.” -oooJOLO, 52ND US STATE? From where I sit, it would seem that, based on the Kiram-Bates Treaty of 1899, the whole Jolo Archipelago

is a part of the United States. Kiram and his followers and, by the very provisions of the Treaty, all citizens of Jolo, are citizens of the United States. They are not Filipinos. Because of this, the Sultan and Jolo citizens must run for help to the United States. What is clear here is that, Jolo is not just under the “protectorate” of the US, as some quarters, like the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), had been insisting in the past. Under the Kiram-Bates Treaty, Jolo is a territory and is therefore a part and parcel of the United States. Technically, it is a State of the United States, and it could very well be

the 52nd State of the US. If the treaty is to be followed, the Sultan of Sulu should be asking the help of the United States government instead. I am sure that if its help or assistance is sought or invoked, America will not hesitate to extend such help or assistance, especially because it is in reality itching quite well to lay its hands on some vital parts of Mindanao. -oooG OR D ON’S I DE AS BENEFICIAL TO PEOPLE: With the spate of crimes involving public utility vehicles, such as the brutal slaying of UST cum laude graduate Cyrish Magalang by a drug-crazed tricycle driver aided by another drug abuser, Dick Gordon’s innovative idea implemented in Olongapo City way back in the 1980’s still resounds so very much relevant today. When he was mayor of Olongapo, Gordon had all the jeepneys and tricycles in the city color-coded state | page 11


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Honorable Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia, Philippine Ambassador to Thailand (fourth from left) visited the Philippine Booth.

THE Department of Tourism (DOT) won the Best Booth Display during the Thai International Travel Fair held on February 14-17, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand, extending the Philippine tourism’s winning streak in the global stage. The Philippine booth bested fourteen other National Tourism Organizations (NTOs), marking the country’s debut in the said travel fair. Organized by Thai Travel Agents Association (TTAA), an association of Thai Outbound Tour Operators, the three-day fair held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre in Bangkok drew almost 600,000 visitors and close to a thousand booths from 14 NTOs, 3 embassies, 19 airlines, 132 travel agents, and other travel-related suppliers. The Thai Minister of Culture, Mr. Sontaya Kunplone, was among those who graced the official opening ceremony. This maiden Philippine participation led by DOT’s Marketing Representative for Malaysia and Thailand, Datin Melissa Ong, was able

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Pablo victims were only asking for “equitable relief services to survive from intense hunger in the countryside.” But Duterte-Carpio reacted, saying she is now Suazo’s “nightmare” as she emphasized that what the typhoon victims did were a case of “mob rule” and “lawlessness” among others. As the mayor threatened to ban any protest action “backed by militant groups,” activists under the umbrella organization Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) said they have more reasons to engage with DuterteCarpio. “It’s a step backward from the democratic institutions forged in Davao through the years with the progressive left movement,” said Bayan spokesperson Sheena Duazo, in a press conference Monday. Progressive organizations here have enjoyed holding peaceful assemblies, even without a permit, during the near twenty years when Sara’s father, Rodrigo Duterte, was mayor of the city. Duterte-Carpio, according to Duazo, seemed to have “a wrong concept of peace and order,” as she called the mayor’s apprehension “outof-touch with the plight of the poor.” She reasoned that typhoon Pablo victims came to Davao City in the first place because this is where the regional office of the DSWD is located. And more than this, she added, the three-day camp out was “constitutionally guaranteed because the woes of the typhoon victims are legitimate.” “Hunger is the very reason why the typhoon survivors came here. Hunger is violent, more unjust, more chaotic for a human being,” she said. Bayan also feared that the ‘no permit, no rally’ policy of Duterte-Carpio will result to more violations of the people’s democratic rights. “It’s a crying shame to the so-called democracy that the Edsa People Power had supposedly restored. It

is a circumvention of the essence of the law on the civil and political rights of the people,” Duazo stressed. Duazo said that the policy should only be required in private spaces and not in public places where peaceful assemblies like rallies are intended. “If the mayor would implement a total ban of unpermitted rallies, for what then do we have freedom parks for? For what then are the monuments of heroes who shed blood for the Filipino’s freedom for? Aren’t they supposed to be there to remind us to be free?” said Duazo. But Duterte-Carpio just brushed off Duazo and her organization saying “the right of freedom of speech and expression and to peaceably assemble and redress of grievances is not absolute.” And as the militants vow to continue their protest actions should the ‘no permit, no rally’ policy being cooked by the mayor herself pushes, Duterte said, “Yes, ganahan ko makita sa publiko kung unsa klase ang ilang prinsipyo: mob rule, lawlessness and anarchy. (Yes, I’d like the public to see what principle they have: mob rule, lawlessness, and anarchy.) This way, the public will reject them more.” This as she said that “the mob rule and lawlessness” advocacy of Bayan will not prosper in this city. With the number of Pablo victims wounded, women and children included, during the scuffle with the police last week, victims that Bayan and other groups have supported since day one, Duterte-Carpio said, “Bayan deserves a hard B-slapping not an apology. In case wala sila kahibaw unsa ng B-slap — Bisaya slap na (In case they don’t know what B-slap is, it’s Bisaya slap,” Duterte told davaotoday.com in a text. The mayor made a special mention on Bayan and both Duazo and Suazo as she announced Monday her maternity leave from March 5 to May 3. “I will be back in May in my class A gamefowl form!” the mayor warned. And from there, the public we’ll have to see, how this war will continue.

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“We hope to dispel the notion that Cagayan de Oro ports being used for transsipment of contraband items and smuggled goods, and which has been the subject of criticism,” Mangaoang said. But, Atty. Mangaoang clarified that there were actually 17,500 more bags of imported rice confiscated and not just 5,000 bags, bringing the total confiscation to 22,500 in the amount of P35 million. The commendation for the no-nonesense drive against smuggling passed and approved by the 16th City Council on February 9, 2013, also urges District Atty. Mangaoang to “continue such a drive if only to erase the notion that Cagayan de Oro is fast becoming a transshipment center of smuggled goods and contraband items in this part of the country. Atty. Mangaoang received the commendation while the nation is celebrating Women’s Month with the theme, “Empowering Women Through.”

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anyone, least of all, the valiant members of the nursing profession.” The controversy arose when noted economist and broadcaster Winnie Monsod asked former congresswoman Villar about her alleged intervention in favor of nursing school owners that resulted in the non-closure of substandard nursing schools way back in 2005. Villar was unable to complete her answer because the alloted time of 1 minute for the first answer and another thirty seconds for a followup reply quickly lapsed. “What I was trying to say during that media forum was that nursing students affected by a CHED closure order several years ago deserved concrete and better career and academic options other than just an abrupt closure of the institutions that they were currently enrolled in,” the head of the Villar Foundation said.

She added that: “At that time, I was part of a legislative oversight committee that had to intervene to make sure that the welfare and rights of these students, their parents, and teachers were given sufficient thought and consideration by CHED and the school owners.” Villar also noted that as early as May 2012, she was already advocating for a ladderized system of curriculum that would give academic credits and the appropriate skills certificates for nursing students who due to financial constraints were unable to complete their nursing degree and pass the board examinations. The candidate a ls o known as “Misis Hanepbuhay” underscored her commitment to fight for better wages for government nurses based on a law passed in 2002 that was principally authored by her husband, Senator Manny Villar. “During the First Davao del Sur Congress of the Philippine Nurses Association- Davao del Sur Chapter in November of last year, I spoke in favor of the immediate implementation of Republic Act No. 9173 also known as the Nursing Act of 2002 that increases the minimum salary of government nurses to around Php 24,000 or Salary Grade 15 instead of the present Php 18,000 equivalent to only Salary Grade 11.” “That this law passed way back in 2002 remains unimplemented speaks volumes about the sad plight of your sector. No wonder so many Filipino nurses are compelled to leave the country for economic reasons,” Villar said in her letter to the PNA, adding that prices of basic commodities have risen sharply since 2002 thus making the Php24,000 minimum wage threshhold obsolete. The lady legislator also appealed to Filipino nurses and nursing students not to judge her based on a comment made under extreme time pressure. “Mahirap po talagang pagkasyahin sa loob ng isang minuto at kalahati ang lahat ng gusto kong sabihin

tungkol sa mga naging problema ng mga mag-aaral ng nursing noon at hanggang ngayon. Napakalaki ng aking paghanga sa mga nars, saan man sila naglilingkod kaya’t nalulungkot ako dahil nagkulang ang aking pagpapaliwanag.” (“It was really difficult to say everything I wanted to say about the problems confronting our nurses then and now within one minute and thirty seconds. I have such a high regard for nurses wherever they are assigned to serve, which is why I felt sad for not being able to offer a more comprehensive and complete answer.”) At the end of her twopage letter, the former congresswoman from Las Pinas City said that the controversy arising from her remarks made her even more zealous about promoting the rights and welfare of Filipino nurses. “I sincerely want to learn more about the challenges confronting Filipino nurses here and abroad. Perhaps, at the appropriate time and with the help of the PNA and your chapters worldwide, we could start a dialogue on a common agenda to help our nurses and improve services and facilities for public health care,” she said.

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because aircrafts are only allowed to land and fly between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. “I don’t have the figures for the losses it will incur on businesses as of now, but it will definitely have great impact on all businesses that use the airport, particularly those that have transactions that need their officials to travel from Manila or elewhere, including those that need technicians to come for their business operations,”

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’ A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT APPROVE TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES RONALD M. PETALCORIN AND ARLYN S. ANIB-PETALCORIN

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RONALD M. PETALCORIN AND ARLYN S. ANIB-PETALCORJN, Petitioners. x----------------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES RAMONETTE J. ESPIRITU AND CATALINA CRUZ,

Valdez told the BusinessWeek Mindanao over the phone yesterday. “So that it will not hamper our operations, we have to demand the continued operation of the old (Lumbia) airport until such time that the new (Laguindingan) airport operation normalizes,” Valdez, also the department head of Asia Brewery, said. Valdez said COCI is a co-signatory of the position paper opposing the operation of the new airport on April, this year, citing lack of facility and poor road condition among the factors that will affect their business operations.

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according to their respective routes. Public utility vehicles were assigned body numbers prominently displayed on the front, back and inside of the vehicles. All drivers were made to wear uniforms with their names emblazoned at the back. These effectively deterred crimes, ensured the safety of commuters and checked the proliferation of colorum vehicles. A victimized commuter, aided by the prominently visible body number of the vehicle concerned and the identity of the erring driver on his uniform, can readily file a complaint at the mayor’s office where the records are easily available and therefore the complaint is acted with dispatch. Gordon, who is running for senator under the United Nationalist Alliance, is really full of ideas that could benefit our people. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasmauricio@yahoo.com, mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE N0.2013-022

RAMONETTE J. ESPIRITU AND CATALINA CRUZ. Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

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 under Civil rites on January 6, 1996 at Aurora. Zamboanga del Sur. 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 Brgy. Tomas Cabili, lligan City and San Jose Aurora respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached tike point of irreconcilability and they separated for over fourteen (14) years now since early part of 1999. they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since then- separation. they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on January 6, 1996 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set I he initial hearing of this case on March 19, 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. lligan City, Philippines this 22nd day of February 2013.

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed fry the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on August 9, 1996 at Caloocan City, 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 Lot 2, Blk 22, Serate Village, Novaliches, Caloocan City and Tipanoy, lligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for seven (7) years now since early part of 2006, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement m 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 August 6, 1996 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 19. 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 lligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 22nd day of February, 2013.

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Feb 27, Mar. 6 & 13, 2013

Hon. Osop M. Ali Presiding Judge MDN: Feb. 27, Mar. 6 & 13, 2013

IN RE JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BET¬WEEN SPOUSES ROMEO DIOCOS, JR. AND TETSIE S. PAGOTE.

CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-025

ROMEO S. DIOCOS, JR. AND TETSIE S. PAGOTE. Petitioners x------------------------------------------------------------------/ 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 are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rites on June 27, 1997 at Manticao, Misamis Oriental, 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 Lugait, Misamis Oriental and Manticao, Misamis Oriental respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than ten (10) years already, they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on June 27, 1997 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 22, 2013 at 9:00 am. 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 1st day of March, 2013. HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2013


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Award-winning actress, dancer and model Maja Salvador has renewed her contract with mobile telecommunications Sun Cellular to continue as one of the telco’s endorsers, together with college basketball star Kiefer Ravena, singer-actor Sam Concepcion and multi-awarded actress-host Judy Ann Santos. This year marks Maja’s 7th year as Sun Cellular’s endorser, a testament to the company’s trust and belief in the young actress to represent the pioneer of unlimited calls and texts in the market. “Sobrang happy ako na yung trust nila (Sun Cellular) hindi nawawala.

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I know I really made a good choice with Sun Cellular.” Maja is the face behind Sun Call & Text Combo 50 which gives subscribers 200 texts to other networks, 200 Sun texts and 70 minutes of Sun calls all valid for 5 days for only P50. Just recently, the young actress appeared in the network’s new TV commercial featuring the first-in-themarket Sun Name Ur Number SIM, a prepaid SIM which allows subscribers Salvador with Sun Cellular Vice President for Prepaid to choose their own number for free. Maja Marketing Joel Lumanlan and Assistant Vice President for Visit www.suncellular.com.ph or Prepaid Marketing Ina Pineda at the contract signing. Facebook page www.facebook.com/ suncellprepaid. Follow @suncelldeals the other hand said, further on Twitter. studies on the owl’s habitat from page 2 and conservation is now Experts said the owls on-going. These owls have been do not learn their song; sighted in Sitio Pamahait is genetically wired in How to play the game? wan, Barangay Pandan, a their DNA. Fill in completely every rows, site covered under the Mt. As such, this bird now columns and diagonals of Yesterday’s Timpoong Protected Area finds its place in the global each puzzle without repitition Answer avian diversity levels, now and often frequented by of the same digit. named as Ninox leventisi researchers who want to Camiguin or the Camiguin explore the richness of the Hawk-Owl, together with mountain’s biological bionew owl specie also found diversity. Other scientific research in Cebu. Other owl species un- conducted here also found veiled by a team of local new species of moss mouse and international experts (smallest rat) and hangingincludes the Luzon hawk- parrots (split). Meanwhile, the provowl (scientific name Ninox ince is set to launch the philippensis), Mindor hawkowl (Ninox mindorensis), discovery of the Camiguin the Romblon hawk-owl Hawk-Owl to the public on (Ninox spilonata), the Min- March 9, in time for the Mt. danao hawk-owl (Ninox Timpoong-Hibok-Hibok spilocephala), the Sulo Protected Area 9th Annihawk-owl (Ninox reyi), versary celebration. To date, the Camiguin Cebu hawk-owl (Ninox Provincial Environment and rumseyi) and new sub- specie of Romblon hawk-owl Natural Resources Office named (Ninox spilonata (Penro) has entered into a partnership agreement with fisheri). the Mindanao State UniverThe lead author of this across 35. Narrative taxonomy review of the sity (MSU) Iligan Institute of 1. Legislator 36. Acts 5. Undergoes defeat 37. Individualist Philippine Hawk-O wls Technology for the conduct 9. Baking chamber DOWN is Pamel a R asmuss en, of another research project 10. Concern 1. Upholstered seat together with other co- the seeks to collect infor11. Craze 2. Egg-shaped authors of this scientific mation on the population 12. Join in 3. Guided initiative with a team of and ecology of Camiguin 14. Preposition 4. Preposition American, British and Fili- endemic species, such as, 15. Round of applause 5. White fat pino scientists-Desmond the Camiguin Hawk-Owl, 16. Knight’s title 6. Food scrap Allen, Nigel Collar, Bram Camiguin Narrow-Mouthed 17. Kick out 7. Shoreline Demeulemeseester, Robert Frog, and other species. 19. Climbing plant 8. Sound system The team will likewise 21. Lured 10. Liturgical songs Hutchinson, Robert Ken23. Endure 12. Treaty investigate the diversity and nedy, Frank Lambert, Liza 25. Uplift 13. One’s relatives Marie Paguntalan, and abundance of canopy and 27. Make a choice 15. Clue 26. Red cosmetic Philip Godfrey Jakosalem. understory birds and bats 28. Having wings 18. Footprint 28. Becomes old Camiguin Protected and identify existing and 29. By 19. Change direction 30. Fright Area Superintendent and potential threats to these 31. Bee organ 20. Secret 32. Head motion Forest Management Services species and to their habitat. 33. Signal to begin 22. Scorch 33. Metal container Chief, Roberto S. Rufino on (JCV-PIA 10) 34. Leaves 24. Likely 35. Therefore

Mag-se-seven years na ko sa kanila, I feel really blessed and thankful,” said the award-winning actress. Maja likened her career to Sun Cellular, from the time she started in the entertainment industry to where she is today. She shared, “Nung nagsimula ako, ang dami ko pang kailangang matutunan. And yearly, nagle-levelup ako, at nag-go-grow yung passion ko sa trabaho.” She added that like her, Sun Cellular grew to be one of the leading network providers today and continues its commitment to give subscribers only the best-value products and services. “That’s why,

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Poll 2013 exec: Libarios camp wanted survey results withheld By PAT SAMONTE of Mindanao Daily News

BUTUAN City––A director of the Policy Center of Father Saturnino Urios University here through which a survey of voter-preferences for the 2013 local election was conducted said that the camp of lawyer Roan Libarios had sought the results to be withheld. During a press conference on Monday, lawyer Josefe Sorrera-Ty said that Libarios’ campaign manager whose name she did not reveal, requested in a letter to hold back the results of the January 23-30, 2013 sur-

vey done by the FSUU Research Office. Sorrera-Ty proceeded with announcing the results stressing that they of Opinion Poll 2013 were “ indep endent and would not be cowed by any political influence.” It was gathered that FORTUN lawyer Froi Montero, a candidate for city councilor here, was Libarios’ campaign manager.

Survey results showed that Libarios’ rival Vice-Mayor Lawrence Lemuel Fortun got 36.97 percent preferential rating and led more than twice Libarios’ 15.70 percent rating. Fortun’s spokesman, Eldie David said that prior to the announcement, Libarios’ radio commentators had claimed that the former Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president was leading in the Opinion Poll 2013 survey. Political observers noted that the Libarios camp appeared to be “in desperation” owing to his dismal showing in surveys including a study he reportedly commissioned. CAGAYAN de Oro city administrator Atty. Leon Gan raises the hand of former President Joseph Estrada as they campaign for the United Nationalist Alliance senatorial candidates and Padayon Pilipino candidates for Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental on Sunday evening at the Pelaez Rotunda. Thousands of supporters showed up for the 4-hour affair where the candidates delivered speeches. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

Amante, Fortun beat rivals in independent local survey By PAT SAMONTE of Mindanao Daily News

BUTUAN City––Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and Vice-Mayor Lawrence Lemuel Fortun led their rivals in a recent independent survey conducted by Father Saturnino Urios University Policy Center here. In a press conference at the FSUU audio-visual room Monday, the Center announced that re-electionist Mayor Amante got 33.13 percent most preferred rating as against the 26.13 percent received by Rep. Jose Aquino II. Fortun, who is running for representative of Agusan del Norte’s First Congressional District, was preferred by 36.97 percent of respondents or more than twice the 15.70 percent received by his rival, lawyer Roan Libarios. For the city vice-mayoral contest, incumbent Councilor Josephine MarticionSalise took the lead over her city council colleagues, Angelo Calo (15.31 percent) and Randolph Plaza (15.14 percent). Dubbed Opinion Poll 2013, the survey was the second of a series conducted by the FSUU Policy Center which started in 2010. The Center is a non-stock, nonprofit think tank that provides scholarly perspectives on national and local policies that impact the communities of Caraga. It is an independent, non-partisan research and education organization that is based in, and integral part of FSUU, but is autonomous in its operations. Conducted last January 23-30, 2013, the opinion poll was the first of a four-series survey to be done every month and to culminate a week before the May 13, 2013 election. Covering 27 urban and 59 rural barangays, the study involved 1,796 voterrespondents using face-to-face interviews and pre-tested questions about issues and concerns like employment, livelihood, transportation, communication, garbage, flooding, and awareness in the conduct of the elections. For the city council seats, the survey showed incumbent Councilor Ramon Carampatana topping the list with 13 percent, followed by Erwin Dano, 12.52 percent, Ryan Anthony Culima, 8.40 percent, Jaime Cembrano, Jr., 7.92 percent, Audie Bernabe, 6.42 percent, Salvador Calo, 5.94 percent, Virgilio Nery, 5.40 percent, Samuel Allan Amante, 4.92 percent, Derrick Plaza, 4.76 percent, Dino Claudio Sanchez, 3.42 percent.

Mindanao Daily News (March 6, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News (March 6, 2013 Issue)