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Eddiebong thanks residents for their renewed confidence By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Editor-at-large

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur--- Reelected Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza has expressed his deep gratitude to the electorate of the province for their overwhelming support to the entire slate of the administration party which he said was a clear indication of the people’s renewed trust and confidence to his leadership. “I am deeply humbled by your unwavering support which you have manifested in your ballots in the last elections,” Gov. Plaza relayed his message to the residents of the province in an interview with Mindanao Daily News. The governor was talking to mediamen while being elated by the final results at the Provincial Board of Canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall which showed that the entire slate of National Unity Party which he led handily won the election amid OPENING. Outgoing Misamis Oriental Governor and Cagayan de Oro City Mayor-elect the big challenge from the Oscar “Oca” S. Moreno with Rustan’s Supermarket President and CEO Bienvenido opposing political camp “Donnie” V. Tantoco III during the opening of Rustan’s Supermarket Cagayan de Oro marred by intrigues hurled at the Ayala Centrio Mall. Photo courtesy of Bigseed PR and Events

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against them in the heat of the campaign. Plaza and his siblings reelected Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza in the first district and reelected Rep. Maria Evelyn Plaza-Mellana along with reelected Vice Gov. Santi Cane and the 10 elected Sangguniang Panlalawigan members were formally proclaimed by lawyer April Joy Balano, Provincial Election Supervisor, after all the votes in the 13 towns and Bayugan City were counted. Now serving another fresh mandate, the governor vowed to focus more on social programs that would further reduce the poverty incidence in the province in

the next three years of his administration now that the province has dramatically graduated from the obscure 20 poorest provinces in the country. The National Statistics Coordination Board has reported in its latest study that poverty threshold among the people in Agusan del Sur has gone down to 38 percent , which decline is seen by experts as remarkable upturn from what used to be 51 percent poor populace in 2009. “I want to take this opportunity to dwell more social programs that would address the needs in further

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By PAT SAMONTE and OBET SAMONTE Caraga News Bureau

BUTUAN City––Lawyer Lawrence Lemuel Fortun has set a record unequalled in this city’s electoral history when he won the May 13, 2013 midterm election for representative of Agusan del Norte’s first district in a fashion so dominating over a seasoned politician, an achievement which for most Butuanons was unbelievable. For the first time in this commercial center of Northeastern Mindanao, Fortun, a son of poor parents, bagged a congressional seat in fulfillment of his late father’s dream in an unprecedented fashion. He took the post by winning in 85 of 86 barangays comprising this capital city UNPRECEDENTED VICTORY. Newly-elected Congressman Fortun’s hands are raised announcing his overwhelmof Caraga Region. By a margin of 41,034 votes, Fortun ing electoral victory by PBOC members Atty. Raquel Limbaco, Atty. Marigel Hugo and Arsenio Cornites, Jr. (left sets | page 11

photo). Right photo shows Fortun, his wife, Marie Therese, and children, Reason Pious, Chosen Ethan, and Populi Victor. Photos by Pat Samonte

Soldier, 2 NPA killed in Surigao Norte clash BUTUAN CITY -- A soldier and two alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) were killed in a series of clashes in the hinterlands of Claver in Surigao del Norte, an official said.

1Lt Joe Patrick Martinez, head of the civil military office of the 42nd Infantry Battalion (IB), said the soldier from the 30th IB, whom he did not identify, was killed Thursday.

Elements of the 30th IB encountered around 15 NPA members in Pamyunon, Barangay Sapa in Claver town, he said. At around 1:30 p.m. Friday, Martinez said that

troops from the 42nd Division Reconnaissance Company caught up with the fleeing rebels in Barangay Cabugo, resulting in a 30-minute exchange of gunfire.

He said that two NPA rebels were killed in the encounter, with several more believed wounded. Martinez claimed that soldiers saw the retreating NPA rebels carry their

wounded comrades, “leaving behind trails of blood.” Troops recovered from the scene of the encounter an M-16 and AK-47 automatic rifles, he said. clash | page 11

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Rep. Ocampos vows down to Oaminal; Gov. Ramiro re-elected by landslide By PJ Tremedal Misamis Occidental Bureau

OROQUIETA City -- Representative Loreto Leo Ocampos, LP local chair, vowed down to the might of the Nationalists Unity Party (NUP), which coalesced with the local Nacionalista Party (NP), earning victory as shown by the final results of the May election. The May 13 elections ended the fate in politics of the Second District congressman who rose to political dome courtesy of his being

three-termer board member, two-termer vice governor , three-termer governor of Misamis Occidental and one-termer congressman. Ocampos lost in his congressional bid to Vice Governor Henry S. Oaminal Jr. (NP) with a margin of 32,269 votes. Oaminal garnered 88,424 votes from the four towns of Tudela, 7,669; Clarin, 11,164; Sinacaban, 6,118; Don Victoriano, 3,831, and the cities of Ozamiz, 36,396; and Tangub, 17,691.

The four towns were supposed to be bailiwicks of Ocampos, but in the May 13 election only the town of Bonifacio remained loyal to him and gave him 7,995 votes though he was merely 468 votes ahead of Oaminal. Meanwhile, Governor Hermie Ramiro, the first lady governor of the province and local chairman of the Nationalists Unity Party, was re-elected with overwhelming 209,906 votes against independent candidate, former board member

and Sapang Dalaga Mayor Pacita Yap, who got 29,896 votes. In the first district, however, incumbent Congressman Jorge Taghap Almonte (LP) remained his constituents’ representative to the 16th congress, trampling his opponent former Board Member Franklyn Omandam, who only gathered 23,566 votes, against his 84,045. Congressman Almonte now being held as the strongman of the Liberal Party in Misamis Occiden-

tal, together with his son City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte, who won without an opponent, and his wife former ABC Federation President and Board Member Aurora Virginia Magusara-Almonte, who runs as Independent Candidate in the vice gubernatorial race, and landed as winner in the vice gubernatorial race with 136, 509 votes. NUP board members dominated the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. For the 1st District: Incumbent Board

Members Zaldy Daminar-62,863 votes, Jim Delos Santos- 52,956, Edilma Clarete Bulawin- 50,705 votes and Lovely Lilet Yape40,585 votes; and for the 2nd District: Board Members Gerard Olegario-71,441, Edwin Florida- 70,897 and Ricardo Parojinog- 70,094 votes. But they are now joined by the number one Board Member-Elect for the 1st District Engineer Roy Yap (UNA) of Sapang Dalaga ocampos | page 11

MisOcc PNP-SAFE 2013 successful conduct lauded

By PJ Tremedal Misamis Occidental Bureau

MisOcc PNP SAFE 2013 Campaign. Photos by PJTremedal

CAMP NARANJO, Oroquieta City – The Provincial Command of the Philippine National Police in Misamis Occidental has been lauded for its up-keep in the peaceful conduct of the May 13 elections despite the Commission on Elections’ naming of the province as one of the 15 provinces under the category of Area of Concern. Senior Superintendent Raul Araza Benitez, provincial director, who keep under his watch and command 17 chiefs of police, successfully implemented the Safe and Free Election 2013 (SAFE 2013) campaign of the Philippine National Police under the leadership of PNP Director General Alan Purisima, Chief PNP. Despite minor problems during the conduct of the May 13 Election, SAFE 2013 campaign, which started on January 13, 2013, confiscated 200 low and highpowered firearms through OPLAN “Katok”. Cases were also filed against arrested suspects and captured wanted personalities. The Misamis Occidental PNP Command also filed cases against those who were allegedly used by local politicians to harass their opponents but were apprehended while carrying firearms. The region’s Peace Covenant Signing, in agreement successful | page 11

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Rustan’s Supermarket adds value to life By BONG D. FABE

C A G AYA N D E O R O CITY—“We are here so we can add value to your life. We are here to stay, we are here to grow and we are

here to serve.” With these words, Rustan’s Supermarket President and CEO Bienvenido “Donnie” V. Tantoco III summarized what Rustan’s Supermarket is all about. True to adding value to every customer’s life, the supermarket that

treats customers like very special guests, is offering imported yet very affordable items not found in other super or hyper markets. It is able to do this because of its partners and suppliers who put premium on quality and affordability, like Singapore’s

Dairy Farm. Dairy Farm, represented by it regional CEO Alex Tay, is the biggest customer of China in Asia for fruits like oranges, apples, pears and grapes. Dairy Farm offers high quality fresh foods and consumer and durable

goods in its supermarkets, hypermarkets, health and beauty stores, and convenience stores. With Dairy Farm as its partner, Rustan’s

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MONDAY | MAY 20, 2013 Editor: JOE DEL PUERTO FELICILDA Asst editor: ARJAY S. FELICILDA • Email: Editorial :

ERRATUM In the May 8, 2013 Issue of the Mindanao Daily newspaper, the undocketed Application of the Surigao del Sur I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SURSECO I) entitled “In The Matter of the Application for Approval of the Energy Supply Agreement (ESA) between Surigao del Sur I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SURSECO I) and Therma South, Inc. (TSI), Surigao del Sur I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SURSECO I), Applicant” was published. The portion on Verification & Certification of Non-Forum Shopping as published has lacking data, and is hereby being rectified. The full text thereof should read as follows:

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY – The Philippine National Police (PNPCaraga) headed by Police Chief Supt. Getulio Napeñas, has conducted on Thursday the recall and accounting of personnel deployed in the region during the May 13 elections.

In Agusan del Norte Provincial Police Office (PPO), 24 personnel from the regional headquarters were deployed; 146 in Agusan del Sur; 142 in Surigao del Norte; 63 in Surigao del Sur; and 32 in Dinagat Islands. A total of 407 personnel were accounted for during the deployment and went back to their original assignments.

Napeñas said the deployment of personnel in the provinces of Caraga has helped minimize the crime incidents in his area of responsibility. “Because of police visibility and personnel deployed for augmentation in the strategic areas of assignment, there were only few minor incidents recorded. Thus, we remained generally peaceful,” he claimed. “Those PNP personnel who have performed well will be given due recognition and rewards for dedication to work and for

serving as role model to other personnel,” Napeñas assured. He further said that aside from the report of his personnel installed in their areas of responsibility, the broadcast media’s news/report was also a big contribution to the PNP as it has helped them know of the incidents monitored so the PNP could also respond immediately. The PNP-Caraga chief also urged his personnel to take the job seriously and perform well. pnp | page 5

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Deactivation of the NGCP Task Force for the 2013 Elections News Release 17 May 2013 National Grid

The Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) deactivated the operations ofForits 2013 Power Task Force Election (PTFE) at 9:00 AM today, May 17, 2013. media inquiries, please contact: Atty. Cynthia P. Alabanza, Spokesperson (; The NGCP which operated 24 hours a day since May 10 at NGCP’s Over-all Jennifer M.PTFE, De Jesus, Head Office, CorpComm ( For regular updates, you may visit our official website at, follow us on Twitter at @NGCP_ALERT, Disaster Command Center Diliman, Quezon City, monitored the system condior connect with us on Facebook through in tion, restoration activities, and reports from the Regional Command Centers and submitted the same toofthe of for Energy and other external agencies. deactivation the Department NGCP Task Force the 2013 Elections NGCPThe isNational readyGrid to Corporation organizeof athesimilar task force to ensure reliable power transPhilippines (NGCP) deactivated the operations of its 2013 Power Task Force Electionnational (PTFE) at 9:00 AM today, May 17, mission services during crucial events such as2013. elections. The corporation continues to conduct regular maintenance and expansion projects The NGCP PTFE, which operated 24 hours a day since Mayactivities 10 at NGCP’s Over-all Disasterthe Command Center Diliman, Quezon City, monitored system condition, to enhance quality ofinelectricity delivered to the customers and the public. Anrestoration activities, and reports from the Regional Command Centers and nouncements on these planned activities, as well as unplanned grid disturbances submitted the same to the Department of Energy and other external agencies. and other matters of importance will continue to be posted on NGCP’s website NGCP is ready to organize a similar task force to ensure reliable power transmission at, or though Facebook ( and Twitter services during crucial national events such as elections. The corporation continues (@NGCP_ALERT). to conduct regular maintenance activities and expansion projects to enhance the quality of electricity delivered to customers and the public. Announcements on these planned activities, as well as unplanned grid disturbances and other matters of importance will continue to be posted on NGCP’s website at, or though


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ERRATUM For 20InMaythe 2013: May 6, 2013 issue of the Mindanao Daily News

Newspaper, the undocketed Application of the Agusan del ERRATUM Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ANECO) entitled “In The Matter of the Application for Approval of Adjustment in Rates In the May issueGlide of thePath Mindanao Dailywith News Newspaper, the Pursuant to 6, the2013 Tariff Rules, Prayer for Proviundocketed Application Agusan of the Agusan del Norte ElectricCooperative, Cooperative, Inc. sional Authority, del Norte Electric Inc. (ANECO), (ANECO) entitledApplicant” “In The Matterwas of thepublished. Application for Approval of Adjustment in As published, the Glide Application contains a few errors on Rates Pursuant to the Tariff Path Rules, with Prayer for Provisional Paragraph Table on Paragraph 13. Applicant” As such,wasthe Authority, Agusan11 del and Nortethe Electric Cooperative, Inc. (ANECO), full text of the corrected Paragraphs 11 and 13 are hereby published. being published, to read as follows: As published, the Application contains a few errors on Paragraph 11 and

the Table on Paragraph 13. As such, the full text of the corrected Paragraphs 11. applicant respectfully prays that 11 and 13 are Consequently, hereby being published, to read as follows:

it be allowed to implement either of the above two alternative calculated DSM either 11.Consequently, applicant respectfully prays that rates, it be provisionally during allowed to implement either of the the abovependency two alternativeof the instant application permanently bythevirtue calculated DSM rates,or either provisionally during pendencyof a final decision, starting January 2014, and up to the of the instant application or permanently by virtue of a final nextstarting regulatory reset; decision, January 2014, and up to the next regulatory

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“With our job, let’s be aggressive in preventing crime incidents so we can continue to enjoy a safe place to live in, conducive to business,” he said. (JPG/ PIA-Caraga/asf )



13. Finally, in compliance with the pre-filing require13. Finally, with the application, pre-filing requirements for ments forin compliance the instant applicant the is instant application,submitting applicant is likewise submitting the herewith the likewise herewith following following documents, which are being made integral parts hereof, to documents, which are being made integral parts wit: hereof, to wit: Annex No. I

Nature of Document Affidavit in Support of the Prayer for Provisional Authority

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Proof of furnishing copies of the Application to the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Butuan City and Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Agusan del Norte

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Publication of the Application in a newspaper of general circulation in ANECO’s franchise area or where it principally operates, with Affidavit of publication

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IN his absence in the political limelight, he would continue to become a leading figure in local politics. This time, he would be more effective and efficient. Mayor Vicente Emano’s mayoral defeat leads to another level of political responsibility. Now, the elder Emano would have more time nourishing the Padayon Pilipino as a regional political party. The Padayon Pilipino needs Cris Diaz someone who could steer toward a formidable regional political party. The presence of Mayor Emano, as the party’s strongman would strengthen the Padayon Pilipino. With Emano personally leading the party’s growth and expansion as a regional political party, the convergence of regional political leaders is likely in the not too distant future. By this time, no one could accuse “Dongkoy” of exploiting government resources in furtherance of personally motivated political whims. There is no question that most, if not all, politicians use government resources in pursuing personally motivated political ambition. This practice is rampant in Philippine politics where politicians, especially those who hold power, use government resources to gain political advantage. Most of these politicians are no less than those identified with the ruling political administration. Matter of fact, the ills of political patronage remains an obstacle in fostering cooperation among political

leaders in the country. More often, this characteristic brazenly demonstrates the vindictiveness of those in power. Political patronage breeds injustice and isolate some innocent individuals. Political patronage is the mother of partisan politics. Mayor Emano’s Padayon Pilipino, as a political party, should correct this malady. Certainly, in a society where political patronage thrives, the innocent and the underprivileged are often victims of persecution. Perhaps, the only way to rectify a misguided political value is to create a new political party that would introduce a new level of political awareness. The principles of the Padayon Pilipino, as a regional political party, could be the only alternative to emancipate the electorates from the clutches of traditional politics. The new generation and future political leaders in the local and regional level should adopt a new method of political ideology apart from today’s common practices. It is in this context that Emano, as head of the Padayon Pilipino, should work hard along with party members and leaders. Thus, although Emano may have lost the mayoral race in Cagayan de Oro City, more responsibilities have opened more doors for the Padayon to pursue its political mandate. For the many who followed his political career, Emano’s lost in Cagayan de Oro City introduced a new chapter in local politics. The Padayon Pilipino should take the challenge in order to prevail and transform it into a powerful regional political party in the future. React:

BRCA1 As A Predictor For Breast Cancer: Relevance in the Philippine Setting

The Angelina Jolie interview on CNN and the cover story of a prominent magazine in the US of A, on her admission of undergoing a double mastectomy comes as no surprise at all. The procedure itself is not that uncommon considering that I know of patients who have both breasts removed, as a precaution to the Big C. Our women are traditionally silent and would rather keep it close to their hearts , should they have decided for the removal of both breasts. The bravery of women, including Angelina Jolie, in giving up a part of themselves, in order to ensure that they may live longer, for their children’s sake is truly laudable. Having a mother with the Big C of the breast at still a younger age, and a positive result for BRCA1 gene, upped her risk for the disease. There are certain basic data or knowledge that we

Health In Focus Dr. Mary Jean Loreche need to understand about BRCA ( breast cancer susceptibility gene ): There are two BRCA genes, 1 and 2, with the former more closely associated with Cancers of the Breast, ovaries, pancreas and colon, while the latter is more associated with Cancers of the pancreas, prostate for men and melanoma. In normal unaffected cells, these genes help ensure the stability of the cells’ genetic materials ( we call as DNA ), and help prevent uncontrolled cell growth. Remember that the Big C happens because of this UNCONTROLLED CELLULAR GROWTH.

When mutation or changes at the cellular level occur, these changes is now linked to a person’s risk tendency for Cancer. Women who have harmful mutations in their BRCA1, have a lifetime risk for Breast Cancer that is 5 times higher than the general population. Add to this risk tendency, a family history that shows mother, sibling, or relatives having the disease, early age at menstruation or late age at menopause , use of oral contraceptives, obesity, lack of physical activity, diet that is high in fat content and use of hormonal treatment, and BINGO!, you are IN

BIG TROUBLE. Having one or more of the above factors should be reason enough to have yourself checked for susceptibility to the disease. BRCA1 mutations is more common among certain populations like the Ashkenazi Jewish , Dutch, AfricanAmericans, Hispanic Asians. Thus, it goes without saying that among us Filipinos, we may be more fortunate to have this type of genetic mutation not so common at all. Genetic testing requires a blood sample submitted to the Genetics Laboratory for examination. A negative or positive result will then have to be treated with caution. The test itself is kind of expensive and the importance of the information gathered will help the patient mostly on the choice of treatment options to manage their cancer risk. For Ms Angelina, she chose a prophylactic procedure

Excellent performance

Special Gospel of the day: John21:20-25(May20, 2013-Monday) John 21:2025-Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee? Matthew 17:1-And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart. This is the evidence that “John evangelist was the closest among the Disciples of Christ” since “John was the companion of Jesus” in His public ministry. This is “not showing favoritism” to

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas John comparing to some disciples but this is the “fruit of John’s faithfulness and great love to Jesus.” How close we are to Jesus Christ? Galatians 6:7-Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Take note, John became the “closest of Jesus” due to his “performance” in their

training as apostles for 3 years. John had an “excellent performance” during his time. If we will try to rate our performance, what will be our final rating? Poor performance or excellent performance? Matthew 12:36-But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof

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in the day of judgment. In 2 Corinthians 5:10-For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad. We need to “work hard to please our God” in order that, we can lean on His breast like John evangelist: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

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Rustan’s biggest, best now serving Cagayan de Oro By BONG D. FABE

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—True to its thrust of making quality affordable and accessible to everyone, the biggest and the best Rustan’s Supermarket is now open to “add value to life” in the City of Golden Friendship. After 43 long years in the business, Rustan’s finally opened its first store in Mindanao through the Rustan’s Supermarket at the Ayala Centrio Mall. “It has taken us too long to open a store here and we decided to do it in a big way. That’s why the Rustan’s Supermarket we [have opened] tonight is the biggest Rustan’s Supermarket in the country, said Bienvenido “Donnie” V. Tantoco III, president and CEO of Rustan’s Supermarket during the opening EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Spouses SOFRONIO AMAY, who died on November 9, 2011 at Bulawan, Pagadian City, and NATIVIDAD AMAY, who died on June 5, 1997 at Bulawan, Pagadian City, and both died without living a will, the said deceased spouses is the owner of herein described two (2) parcels of land; “A parcel of agricultural land Lot 4507-B, Csd-09-010678, equivalent to Lot 20350, Pls-119, situated in Bulawan, City of Pagadian, Province of Zamboanga del Sur. Containing an area of FIFTEEN THOUSAND (15,000) Square Meters, covered with Original Certificate of Title No. 3776, which is registered in the name of our late parents Sofronio Amay and Natividad Amay. “A parcel of land Lot 4530-E, Csd-09-007760-D, equivalent to Lot No. 18611, Pls-119, situated in Bulawan, City of Pagadian, Province of Zamboanga del Sur. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE (275) Square Meters, covered with Original Certificate of Title No. 3114, which is registered in the name of our late Father Sofronio Amay, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS, made and executed by and among; JENNIFER AMAY PACAÑA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Reynaldo Pacaña, and a resident of Poblacion, Carmen, North Cotabato; MA. ARLENE AMAY SUAN, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Dionie Suan, and a resident of Macasing, Pagadian City; JERSON D. AMAY, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Grace H. Amay, and a resident of Bulawan, Pagadian City; VERNALIN AMAY MARIÑO, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Edgar Marino, and a resident of Bulawan, Pagadian City; VERGIL D. AMAY, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, and a resident of Tagum City; ALMARIO D. AMAY, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, and a resident of Kabacan, North Cotabato; JOSE RAQUEL D. AMAY, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Evelyn P. Amay, and a resident of Bulawan, Pagadian City; JERWIN D. AMAY, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, and a resident of Poblacion Carmen, North Cotabato; and FLORABEL AMAY CANSANCIO, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to Jonathan Cansancio, and a resident of Bulawan, Pagadian City; the above-named parties are the sole and compulsory and direct heirs of the late spouses. As per Doc. No. 167; Page No. 34; Book No. CLX; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. BALDOMERO FERNANDEZ. MDN: MAY 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Frances Yu. “Rustan’s stands for quality and freshness. You will find here hard-to-find imported products, not found in regular supermarkets, from US, Europe and Asia… We are also bringing here Rustan’s brand of customer service, which made us wellknown for over 40 years; the kind of service that is very personalized customer service where every person, every customer is treated like a very special guest,” Yu told the Business Week Mindanao in an exclusive interview. “It’s what Rustan’s is — we make quality affordable to everyone not just to the elite. We make aspirations affordable and accessible,” Tantoco said. Tantoco said they chose Cagayan de Oro to host the biggest and best Rustan’s Supermarket because “the city is the fastest growing

program Thursday night at the Ayala Centrio Mall activity center. Georgia “Jaja” Chiongbian-Rama, managing director of BIGSEED Public Relations and Events, the public and media relations agency for Rustan’s, disclosed that the supermarket’s gross floor area is 4,186 sq.m, while its gross selling area is 2,591 sq.m. Graced by the first public appearance and speaking engagement of Mayor-elect and outgoing Misamis Oriental Governor Oscar “Oca” S. Moreno, the opening of Rustan’s Supermarket is the fulfilment of the promise of making quality and freshness accessible to every customer, said Rustan’s Supermarket Vice President AFTER gaining acceptance in the Middle East when the EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF organic black rice from the RODOLFO B. BAGUIO WITH Philippines were exported DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE last month, the high vari Notice is hereby given that the ety rice has found another intestate estate of the Late RODOLFO market. B. BAGUIO, who died on May 02, This time its Hong Kong, ac2011 at MCH, Maranding, Lala, Lanao cording to DA-12 Regional del Norte. That the decedent left a parcel of land situated in MarandExecutive Director Amalia ing, Lala, Lanao del Norte covered Jayag-Datukan. by TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF The black rice, mostly TITLE NO. T-19,566 issued by the

economy in Mindanao [and in the entire Philippines for several years now] and there is so much opportunity here.” “The opportunity can carry a big Rustan’s Supermarket. There’s a big enough market for us to serve. We wanted to offer things that are not yet in the market and we needed space so we have the conventional grocery, what everybody has, and we needed additional space to put what the market doesn’t have. This will be our widest selection,” he told the Business Week Mindanao. “Cagayan de Oro is a very progressive, exciting and dynamic city right now. There’s a lot of development here. Most of the major retailers already have a presence here. The top three are already here, including us. So it’s about high time that we offer the

people of Cagayan de Oro the Rustan’s brand of shopping experience,” added Yu. Ru st an’s Sup e r m ar ke t Cagayan de Oro is the 36th supermarket and fourth to open this year. The Tantoco family invested some US$2.5 million to establish Rustan’s Supermarket here in the city, said Tantoco. And with Moreno now at the “driver’s seat” in the city, Tantoco is “sure that more than maintaining [the growth momentum here] he is going to accelerate it.” Which is why Rustan’s has already finalized and put in the pipeline the opening of more stores in the city. “Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao has a very good economy. [People here are] demanding] for the kind of products and service that the Rustan’s brand is offering. [Now] is the right time. The place is so investor-friendly: Easy to

setup business. And people are very easy to train, very loyal, very dedicated,” he added. Tantoco disclosed that they will also be opening Shopwise Hypermarket here this year as well as Wellcome inside the Grand Europa subdivision complex in Lumbia, which Moreno is eyeing as “the new center of the new Cagayan de Oro.” “That’s just the beginning. Because once we get into a city we want to grow our presence relatively very quickly,” he stressed, adding that they also plan to establish stores in Laguindingan to serve the people there especially with the opening of the international-standard Laguindingan Airport on June 15. “We intend to open more stores in Mindanao and several more in Cagayan de Oro,” he said. (Bong D. Fabe)

coming from Central Mindanao region, was imported to Dubai, United Arab Emirates in April. In a ceremonial sendoff at the Tefasco Wharf, Panacan, Davao City, three metric tons of organic black, brown and red rice were being shipped out Friday. DA Assistant Secretary Dante Delima led the send-

off ceremonies with other DA officials. Delima, concurrently the National Rice Program director, said the rice exportation was another milestone achievement for the country after 40 long years of being importer, now the Philippines is competing with other countries in rice exportation. “Since the country cannot compete with exportation of rice by volume, we can compete by exporting premium rice that only selected countries can produce because of certain agri-climatic condition that the crop requires,” Delima said. Jayag-Datukan said exportation of premium rice to other countries will encourage Filipino farmers to embark on planting organic colored rice varieties since it has huge export potentials. She said that the department is willing to support

individual and private rice exporters so that they can find market for global exportation. She also stressed that the department is giving special attention to its Rice Export Program where Region 12 plays a very significant role. On May 6, the DA had exported 15 metric tons of black rice produced by the farmers of Don Bosco Multi-Purpose Cooperative based in M’lang, North Cotabato. Don Bosco MPC General Manager Romano Laurilla expressed his thanks to the department for providing them the necessary assistance. “The assistance of the DA help us in empowering the organic rice industry and finding better market in exportation,” he said. Laurilla also said that this assistance is of big help to the cooperative’s farmer-

PHL now exports organic rice to HK

Registry of Deeds of Lanao del Norte and which property more particularly described as follows to wit. “A parcel of land (Lot-450-C-5-F-1 of subdivision plan, Psd-12-016152, being a portion of Lot 450-C-5-F, Psd-12-003368) situated in the Barrio of Maranding, Municipality of Lala, Province of Lanao del Norte. Containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN (415) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF RODOLFO B. BAGUIO WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into by and between; 1. FLORITA D. BAGUIO, Filipino, of legal age, widow a resident of Abaga, Lala, Lanao del Norte. 2. ROSELYN BAGUIO-NUNEZ, Filipino, of legal age, married a resident of Abaga, Lala, Lanao del Norte. 3. GREENLY D. BAGUIO, Filipino, of legal age, single a resident of Abaga, Lala, Lanao del Norte, the above named parties, all of legal age, are the legal heirs of the late RODOLFO B. BAGUIO. That for and in consideration of the sum ONE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php. 150,000) Philippine Currency, the above-mentioned parties, hereinafter called as VENDORS, do herby SELL, CONVEY AND TRANSFER by way of absolute sale, unto DARYLE D. BANGUIS, of legal age, married to NICOLAS S. BANGUIS, Filipino, with residence and postal address at Purok 5, GK, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, hereinafter called the VENDEE, the above-described real property, containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED FIFTEEN (415) SQUARE METERS, more or less. As per Doc. No. 453; Page No. 91; Book No. XXVII; Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. DOROTHEA SALIGAN-BASALO. MDN: MAY 13, 20 & 27, 2013

RA10172 Form No. 10.1(LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality ofTubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Rule 7 of Republic Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that AIDA LEDESMA TANDUYAN has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in the Child’s Gender under the entry of “SEX” from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of KIM LEDESMA TANDUYAN bearing Local Civil Registry No. 98-616 who was born on 2 July 1998 at Barangay Malingao, Municipality of Tubod, Province of Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Aida Ledesma and Wilfredo Tanduyan. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than May 31, 2013. (Sgd.) JULIET BALURAN GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar MDB: MAY 20, & 27, 2013

Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Municipality of Manolo Fortich OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Petition No. CFN-01-2013 In the Matter of Petition for Change of First Name in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALLAN GAMAY GUMALING NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The public is hereby notified that ALLAN GAMAY GUMALING has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “FROILAN” to “ALLAN” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALLAN GAMAY GUMALING. At the expense of the petitioner, let a copy of this petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Bukidnon. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may within ten (10) calendar days file his written opposition with this office. (SGD) VIRGIE A. COQUILLA Municipal Civil Registrar

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Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON Municipality of Manolo Fortich Telephone No. 088-223-2242

OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL SOCIAL WELFARE & DEV’T PANAWAGAN Gipanawagan ang ginikanan sa bata nga babae nag edad ug 1 ka adlaw na gi-biyaan sa wala nag paila na ginikanan didto sa Barangay Health Center, Barangay Maluko, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Kini na hitabo adtong Mayo 24, 1997 sa mga 8:00 sa buntag kapin kung kulang. Gui-aghat ang kadtong naka-ila sa inahan o kabanayan niining maong bata sa pagpahibalo kang Mrs. ROSARIO A. ESCALERA, naa sa buhatan sa Municipal Welfare and Development Office, LGU, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; Telephone number 088-228-2256. DAGHANG SALAMAT ROSARIO A. ESCALERA Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer

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Eddiebong thanks residents for their renewed confidence By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Editor-at-large

SAN FRANCISCO, Agusan del Sur--- Reelected Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza has expressed his deep gratitude to the electorate of the province for their overwhelming support to the entire slate of the administration party which he said was a clear indication of the people’s renewed trust and confidence to his leadership. “I am deeply humbled by your unwavering support which you have manifested in your ballots in the last elections,” Gov. Plaza relayed his message to the residents of the province in an interview with Mindanao Daily News. The governor was talking to mediamen while being

elated by the final results at the Provincial Board of Canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall which showed that the entire slate of National Unity Party which he led handily won the election amid the big challenge from the opposing political camp

marred by intrigues hurled against them in the heat of the campaign. Plaza and his siblings reelected Rep. Maria Valentina Plaza in the first district and reelected Rep. Maria Evelyn Plaza-Mellana along with reelected Vice Gov. Santi Cane and the 10 elected


lawmaker. My focus shall be directed at providing the needs of the poor, the rural and urban folks, the unemployed, the youth, students, teachers, government workers, senior citizens, my fellow Butuanons and Agusanons. I want to help ease the problems of our people and work for their well-being.” On hand were Fortun’s wife, Marie Therese, children Reason Pious, Chosen Ethan and Populi Victor. Also witnessing the event were Provincial ViceGovernor Enrico Corvera, Provincial Board Member Ernie Ceniza, former Congresswoman Charito B. Plaza, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr., former Butuan City Councilor Rodrigo Dayaday and Fortun’s supporters who filled the session hall’s rafters.


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tun garnered 94,948 votes to beat former Agusan del Norte’s Second District congressman and former Integrated Bar of the Philippines national president Roan Libarios’ 53,914 votes. The province’s first congressional district covers Butuan City and Las Nieves, Agusan del Norte. Fortun’s late father, Camilo, was a popular member of the city council. He twice tried but failed to get elected to any position higher than city councilor. While political observers noted Fortun’s feat as one for the books, Councilman Sofronio Salas of Barangay Libertad here, however, said, “Congressman Fortun’s political and electoral achievements were indeed unprecedented but were neither unusual nor a miracle. They were simply a manifestation of the people’s overwhelming support for his honesty, integrity and responsible leadership. Never had he shown a single whiff of impropriety as a public servant. He deserved to be emulated and promoted.” Fortun was proclaimed duly-elected congressman at 3 pm on Thursday by the provincial Board of Canvassers at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall at the provincial capitol here. Fortun’s hands were raised PBOC members, Acting Povincial Election Supervisor Atty. Raquel B. Limbaco, Provincial Prosecutor Atty. Marigel D. Hugo, and OIC Provincial Schools Superintendent Arsenio Cornites, Sr. and greeted by cheers and a standing ovation. The newly-elected congressman said the principles of good governance, transparency and accountability which he took to heart during his stints as this city’s council member and vice-mayor, “shall guide me in my new job as

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The rebels supposedly belong to the NPA Guerilla Front 16 of the North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee, according to Martinez. Insp Renato Acelo, Claver municipal police chief, confirmed in a phone interview that soldiers killed two NPA rebels during the encounter. “We’ve brought the body of the two slain NPAs to a funeral home in the neighboring town of Bacuag since we don’t have any funeral facility in Claver,” he said. The fingerprints of the fatalities were taken to help in identifying them, Acelo said. Acelo said they beefed up security by placing checkpoints in strategic locations of the town. The municipal police chief said the encounter site “has been a regular staging area for NPA activity.” He added the area is mountainous and about 10 kilometers away from the center of the town. (Erwin Mascarinas/MindaNews)

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Supermarket is given the “opportunity of bring[ing these fruits] here at prices that are very low,” Tantoco said. “It’s what Rustan’s is — we make quality affordable to everyone not just to the elite. We make aspirations affordable and accessible,” he stressed, as he cited as example that a true French wine is sold for just P190 a bottle. “[Our items are] affordable and competitivelypriced…[since] value for money is very important and we will deliver on that,” he added. The Tantoco family’s partnership with Dairy Farm is expected to accelerate the expansion of Rustan’s Supercenters and heat up competition in the multibillion peso industry. But what makes Rustan’s Supermarket Cagayan de Oro unique is the presence of Yum Yum Tree, which serves healthy and delicious traditional, classic Filipino and international recipes. Yum Tum Tree is, according to Tantoco, “a very old Rustan’s….which we only revived for Cebu and Cagayan de Oro.” There is also the Gourmet-To-Go, which is doing very well in Manila despite being only a year old in the gourmet food business. These two—Yum Yum Tree and Gourmet-To-Go— are another examples of Rustan’s mantra of adding value to life as these serve healthy and delicious food. Upping the ante for Rustan’s Supermarket Cagayan de Oro is its Fresh Produce (Vegetable) section. “What makes us different from other retailers is that we run the fresh department. This is what we’re best at. And one of the things we are best at is we source directly, locally because we want to support the local farmers,”

Sangguniang Panlalawigan members were formally proclaimed by lawyer April Joy Balano, Provincial Election Supervisor, after all the votes in the 13 towns and Bayugan City were counted. Now serving another fresh mandate, the governor vowed to focus more on social programs that would further reduce the poverty incidence in the province in the next three years of his administration now that the province has dramatically graduated from the obscure 20 poorest provinces in the country. The National Statistics

Coordination Board has reported in its latest study that poverty threshold among the people in Agusan del Sur has gone down to 38 percent , which decline is seen by experts as remarkable upturn from what used to be 51 percent poor populace in 2009. “I want to take this opportunity to dwell more social programs that would address the needs in further reducing the number of poor people,” Plaza said. He explained the new thrusts that would be introduced during the next three years would work well with the legislative agenda

of his two sisters, Rep. Plaza and Rep. Mellana, marked with a common vision in fully developing the wide potentials of the province. Another foremost program in his new term would be giving special concern to preserve and protect the environment in the wake of global calls among governments to address the inevitable worsening effects of climate change. “Whether we like it or not, the effects of climate change is already in our midst that we must do our share to cushion its impact,” the governor concluded.

Tantoco proudly said. “We have local suppliers. Our fresh produce — fish, vegetables and meat — are fresh. Aside from bringing in imported products, we also work with local suppliers and distributors,” added Rustan’s Supermarket Vice President Frances Yu. Yu said that Rustan’s is one company that is very “environmentally-conscious,” which is why is puts premium on organically- and naturally-grown products. Environmentalists believe that organic agriculture is one of the ways of helping protect and giving back to the natural environment, and Rustan’s is proud to proclaim that “we will always be one with the people of Cagayan de Oro in terms of protecting the environment.” “We’re really serious. We want to be fresh,” Tantoco said, as he invited local organic farmers to supply the supermarket with fresh agricultural products for its customers. Health is wealth goes the saying. And Rustan’s Supermarket, with its wide array of affordable, competitivelypriced healthy and delicious selections, is advocating for everyone to value life and live healthy because life is too delicious to just throw away. Or in the words of Tantoco, “you don’t have to sacrifice delicious to get good health.” (Bong D. Fabe)

mits to carry outside the residence were suspended. With the support from the region’s Firearms and Explosive Service Uni , 350 local holders of license firearms were renewed. On politicians’ threats, harassments and complaints, these were curtailed by active police operation conducted by the local chief of police himself. Among those addressed was the threat against Bonifacio Mayor Samson Duimanhug, where one suspect was killed while four others, including the suspected triggerman were captured and their firearms confiscated. In Baliangao town, two suspects armed with two US made M4 AR-15 Rifle were captured in Barangay Naburos during a police operation together with the command’s PNP Public Safety Company. The Joint Provincial Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) manned by the COMELEC provincial Supervisor and Election Officers of all of Misamis Occidental, the 55th Infantry battalion of the 101st Army Brigade headed by Lt. Col. Rommel Almaria, and the active participation of TF Panguil under the supervision of Deputy Regional Director for Operations Senior Superintendent David Y. Umbao and the region’s additional policemen under the 10th Regional Public Safety Battalion and other units with the support from the local populace and political leaders and parties were also lauded for making the province achieved an “honest, credible, orderly and peaceful Election in Region 10.

Ozamiz City (54,720 votes).

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with the members of the Joint Provincial Security Coordinating Council/Center, Senior Superintendent Benitez said the initiative is one reason why the province was dubbed “generally peaceful,” because the local politicians upheld the COMELEC’s Rules and Regulation and the covenant. The provincial command also initiated a Gun Caravan to let unlicensed firearms be updated. However, per-

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(63,075 votes) and with the 2nd District number one Board Member-Elect Mayor David Navarro (NUP-NP) of Clarin (75,196 votes) together with a new comer, Councilor Simplicia “Bebe” Neri (NP) of


from page 6 which involves the removal of both breasts, in order to reduce her chances of developing the Big C. This type of treatment option is sometimes done for ovarian cancers too , where removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes is done. Caution and an open mind on the possibility that even in the removal of both breasts or ovaries do not in any way give a 100% guarantee that cancer will not occur or recur ( if present already ). The more conservative option which most patients would rather have, is on the surveillance aspect. This is where screening tests are adhered to: clinical breast examination, mammography or breast ultrasound and regular visit to their friendly surgeons. Screening tests are very accessible, affordable and so much more relevant to us. Breast Cancer is still among the Top 5 of the C’s affecting our women. Nothing beats awareness and early detection, for increasing one’s life expectancy

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members. To encourage farmers to plant organic rice, the coop buys farmers’ produce at P20.00 per kilo which is P3.00 higher compared with the prevailing prices by the private traders and the National Food Authority (NFA). Currently, the cooperative has 500 hectares of organic rice production area. They have wide hectares of black rice in Tulunan and M’lang towns in North Cotabato and towns of Surallah and Sto. Niño in South Cotabato province. Region 12 or Central Mindanao is composed of the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, North Cotabato, and Saranggani and the cities of Gen. Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. (PNA)


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THE Department of Health (DOH) has been quick in recognizing the gravity of the HIV-AIDS/TB epidemic worldwide by mobilizing the required commitment and resources for sustainable national and local responses through the program dubbed as “Double Trouble.” The Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and the German Doctors Hospital have supported the undertakings of the DOH to combat HIV/AIDS and TB in Region 10, where local health agencies have been implementing HIV/AIDS and TB activities under a comprehensive approach with other health agencies, which are all working as part of emergency Plan for AIDS and TB, now known to be high-risk “classmates”. TB has also been identified as the “leading opportunist” in HIV/ AIDS cases with infections. In partnership with other health agencies in the local government and private sector, DOH 10 initiates awareness and prevention activities, including initiatives to prevent mother-to-child transmission and the prevention of sexual transmission of the HIV virus (abstinence and “be faithful” programs, condoms/other prevention initiatives). Other interventions include the prevention of medical transmission of the HIV virus (blood and injection safety). These activities are also integrated into all care and treatment activities, including HIV counselling and testing services. The backbone of the preventive program in HIV/AIDS starts with the awareness that HIV/AIDS can be prevented. For treatment, it includes antiretroviral drugs and services to eligible patients, as well as laboratory support for the diagnosis and monitoring of HIVpositive patients. For TB, activities are designed to reduce TB transmission, improve diagnosis, and manage multi-drug-resistant-TB cases, especially among HIV positive patients. Routine HIV testing is also a priority in TB Directly Observed Treatment Short-Course (DOTS). A person afflicted with a combination of Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS, which weakens the immune system, is considered by medical experts to be at high risk. People who are co-infected with both HIV and latent TB have an up to 50 times greater risk of developing active tuberculosis disease and becoming infectious compared to people not infected

with HIV. People with advanced HIV infection are vulnerable to a wide range of infections and malignancies that are called ‘opportunistic infections’ because they take advantage of the opportunity offered by a weakened immune system. Tuberculosis is an HIV-related opportunistic infection. A person that has both HIV and active tuberculosis has an AIDS defining illness, according to physicians who explained the seriousness of the complication to media practitioners at the weekly BWM News Conference (NEWSCON), Friday, May 17, 2013, at Tanleh Building, BWM Media Center, along Abellanosa Street, Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City. There are several important associations between the epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis as explained by the resource persons during the NEWSCON: TB is harder to diagnose in HIV-positive people; TB progresses faster in HIV-infected people; TB in HIVpositive people is more likely to be fatal if undiagnosed or left untreated; TB occurs earlier in the course of HIV-infection than other opportunistic infections. For some people it can be difficult to take drugs for both tuberculosis and HIV at the same time. Some anti-HIV drugs can also interact with some tuberculosis drugs making the treatment more difficult. It is important that the tu-

Dr. Arlene Esling

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provider has advised. If the drugs are not taken regularly, the bacteria can become resistant to the drugs and this can be dangerous. Multidrug resistant TB (MDR-TB) is when the bacteria has become resistant to anti-TB drugs. It is more difficult to treat MDR-TB as well as being considerably more expensive. To ensure thorough treatment, physicians who were guests at the NEWSCON recommended that Ms. Fritzie Caybot-Estoque the patient takes his or her pills in the presence of someone who berculosis treatment is taken regu- can supervise the therapy. This aplarly and exactly as the health care proach is called DOTS (directly

observed treatment, short course). DOTS cures tuberculosis in 95% of cases. What are multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB) and extreme drug resistant TB (XDR-TB)? When a strain of tuberculosis bacteria is resistant to two or more ‘first-line’ antibiotic drugs it is called multi-drug resistant TB or MDR-TB. When it is resistant to three or more ‘second-line’ antibiotics as well, it is classed as extreme drug resistant tuberculosis, or XDR-TB. Drug resistance usually arises when tuberculosis patients do not or cannot take their medicine as prescribed, and drugresistant mutations of the bacteria are allowed to replicate. People can also catch MDR and XDR-TB from others. XDR-TB is even more serious. If someone has XDR-TB, it means they are resistant to three or more of the six available second-line drugs too. This can make it virtually impossible to formulate an effective treatment regime for them. Many people with XDR-TB will die before it is even realised that they have the extreme resistant strain. -------------------------------------VALUABLE INFORMATION: • Equip yourself with the basic knowledge about HIV and AIDS • Put into practice the appropriate preventive measures from HIV infection • Take on and promote a healthy lifestyle. If your negative: Remain aware, uninfected, and healthy. If your positive: Remain aware, healthy, and productive. HIV/AIDS begins with an infection. The infection is caused by

a virus (not a bacteria); attacks the immune system; may be transmitted sexually; has prolonged asymptomatic period With the above information, remember these figures: 3 - 4 - 4 - 5 THREE (3) - MODES TRANSMISSION


1 - Unprotected, penetrative sex 2 - Blood and blood products -blood transfusion, organ transplant - sharing needles in injecting drug use 3 - Mother-to-child (Parent-tochild) - during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding FOUR (4) BODY FLUIDS • Blood • Semen • Vaginal fluids • Breast milk FOUR (4) - REQUISITES OF HIV TRANSMISSION E - Exit S - Sufficient S - Survive E - Enter FIVE (5) - MEANS OF PREVENTION A – Abstain from sex. B – Be faithful to your partner. C – Correct and consistent use of condom. D – Do not use illegal drugs or share needles. E – Educate yourself. As of the period January – March, 2013, DOH 10 revealed there were 16 cases of HIV/AIDS or Asymptomatic in Northern Mindanao, involving one female, 15 males. PANELISTS:

Fr. Evelyn Magsayo Program Manager for HIV/AIDS Dr. Arlene Esling XUCHCC TC Head, German Doctors Hospital Dr. David Mendoza Chief Epidemiology Dept. DOH-CHD 10 Dr. Joselito Retuya Chief, City Social Hygiene Center Ms. Fritzie Caybot-Estoque MOCAN Chairperson & Director, Liceo Center for Community Dev’t


Mr. Emiliano Galban, Jr. Regional Info. Officer, DOH Mr. Joe Felicilda Editor-in-Chief, Mindanao Star


At the BWM Media Center - Tanleh Bldg., Abellanosa St., Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City

Mindanao Daily News Caraga (May 20, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News Caraga (May 20, 2013 Issue)

Mindanao Daily News Caraga (May 20, 2013 Issue)  

Mindanao Daily News Caraga (May 20, 2013 Issue)