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The Many Faces of the Teacher Nomination Opens The Bato Balani Foundation Inc (BBFI) in cooperation with Diwa Learning Systems Inc. once again opens its search for educators who not only excel

inside the classroom, but also uses their influence to bring about positive change for students, fellow teachers, or the local community. Now on its 11th year, The

Many Faces of the Teacher (TMFT) is an advocacy campaign aimed to extol the virtues of teaching by providing role models who inspire excellence.

Last year, it honored Teodora D. Balangcod Ph.D. of Baguio City, Randy H. Halasan of Davao City, Jesus C. Insilada Ed.D., and Julieta Santillana-Serrano

of Iloilo. Dr. Balangcod not only has spent decades imparting knowledge on plant life and the environment but also applied these for the

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Pimentel: Stop openpit mining

S e nator Aqu i l i n o “Koko” Pimentel III urged local government units to disallow “open-pit mining” that have turned precious farmlands into a moonscape. “We cannot allow the unabated destruction of our land and water

When Tropical storm Sendong wreak havoc on Cagayan De Oro in 2011, the city was not prepared for the unusual amounts of rainfall brought by the storm which caused massive flooding and landslides. During this catastrophe, 125,256 families or more than a million individuals were affected and an estimated cost of PhP1.85 billion worth of properties were damaged.

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Groups urge more action on climate change

Residents of Abellanosa St., Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City, dig a canal as an exit way for floodwater during the rainy season as typhoons becoming frequent even during this summer months. ©shaunalejandraeyapuy

MinDA, DENR eye greening of 200 barangays in M’danao

By Catherine J. Teves

Three groups and an expert raised urgency for further government action on climate change’s projected worsening impacts nationwide, noting much still to be done to protect life, limb and property. Such action include operationalizing the People’s Survival Fund (PSF), incorporating disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) into disaster-stricken areas’ rehabilitation plans as well as integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. “One thing is certain: climate change is here and a See climate, page 7

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By: Danilo E. Doguiles

At least 200 barangays in different parts of Mindanao will soon embark in a greening program aimed at planting over

A Lady Amherst Pheasant (Chrysolophus amherstiae) was turned over to a personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Region 10.The pheasant is currently under the care of the DENR 10 Wildlife Rescue Center until the Protected Areas and Wildlife Division (PAWD) can determine if the bird can still be released to the wild. (photo by :edanson cañete/gathiam-denr. rpao10#03-105-2014)

2 million forest trees in typhoon-pone and perennially flooded areas. In a press statement sent to Philippine Information Agency, Mindanao Development Authority

(MinDA) said, the initiative is a collaboration between MinDA through its MindaNOW! Nurturing Our Waters Program, the Department of the Interior See denr, page 7

P1-B budget for mangrove planting in Leyte and Samar too much, says expert A government plan to allocate some P1 billion almost exclusively for planting to rehabilitate man-

grove forests in Leyte and owing to lack of scienceSamar damaged by super based guidelines, an expert typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) warned. could result in more damage See budget, page 7

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CONSULTATION WITH FABRICATORS, SUPPLIERS & CONTRACTORS ON THE DA AGRI-PINOY PROGRAMS. In the desire of the agency to draw more bidders for the provision of farm machineries, post harvest facilities and equipment to agricultural stakeholders, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) recently conducted a Consultation with Fabricators, Suppliers and Contractors on the department’s Agri-Pinoy programs. According to Larry Er. Paraluman (bottom left), DA-10 Regional Corn Coordinator, the said meeting was held to provide solid information for the fabricators, suppliers and contractors throughout the region to involve themselves in the procurement activities of the government. He added that through the activity the department will be able to craft a comprehensive procurement plan through an increased participation of the bidders. To this end, DA-10 Finance Division Chief Lester A. Jaducana (bottom right) also informed the body of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9184 or otherwise known as the Government Procurement Reform Act, which stipulates in detail the technical and financial components set forth by the government that the fabricators, suppliers and contractors need to comply in delivering the goods and services from their end, which are vital in the implementation of the agency’s various programs, including Rice, Corn, High Value Crops, Livestock and other special projects. One of the salient issues that transpired during the consultation was the challenge of the bidders to break in the procurement activities of the government due to testing cost entailed by the Agricultural Machinery Testing and Evaluation Center (AMTEC), which is required in supplying majority of the DA’s farm mechanization needs. In attendance also is DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulatory Constancio C. Maghanoy, Jr., (top photo, standing) who also serves as the Bids and Awarding Committee Chair who urged the participants to develop more technologies so as to showcase local talent in the upcoming 10th National Corn Congress in October, this year. # (JLOlson, DA-10)

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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno leads the ceremonial switch off during the Earth Hour celebration last Saturday (March 29) at SM City in Cagayan de Oro. Photo supplied

Local leaders call on kagayanons to be superheroes for the planet CAGAYAN de Oro City––WWF’s Earth Hour found plenty of allies in Cagayan de Oro City as local officials and leaders in energy conservation and sustainability called on Kagayanons to use the superhero within them to help save the planet. Earth Hour is a global environmental movement of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), encouraging households and businesses to turn off non-essential lights for one hour on the last Saturday of March to raise awareness about the need to take action on climate change. From a symbolic movement in Sydney, Australia, it has swept across the globe to engage 158 countries. The Philippines is a staunch supporter of Earth Hour. In Cagayan de Oro, the main staging site was SM City Cagayan de Oro. Led by Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, the Earth Hour celebration saw the lights switched off across the city from 8:30pm to 9:30pm on March 29. Other Earth Hour supporters included Cagayan Electric Power & Light Company, Inc. (CEPALCO) Senior Vice President Ralph Paguio; renewable energy expert from Italy, Gabriele Boccia; and Primavera Residences developer, ItalPinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corp.

(ITPI) CEO Arch. Romolo V. Nati. In his speech, Moreno said: “Saving the earth and preserving the environment is not just a one man’s job and not a simple thing to do. All of us can help, and I am sure we can in some measure.” Paguio thanked the energy conservation efforts of some residences and commercial establishments in the city, calling them “silent heroes.” He said that despite the power interruptions being experienced in the rest of Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro so far has had no need to implement rotating brownouts. “Earth Hour continues to become an even more significant campaign around the world this year as each and every one of us is given the chance to be a superhero and use our power, no matter how small or big, for the planet,” said Clara Elizaga, SM City Cagayan de Oro mall manager. Elizaga shared that some 48 SM branches all over the country participated in this year’s Earth Hour. On one hand, Nati praised the city’s initiative in developing renewable energy. “When people ask me why I decided to develop green buildings in Cagayan de Oro, I tell them it is because CdO is one of the most progressive

cities in the Philippines. You have a fantastic mayor and a company like CEPALCO that developed photovoltaic power plants more than ten years ago-which is really incredible, because at that time, people were not yet talking about solar power even in Europe.” Nati is the architect of Primavera Residences, the eco-friendly mixed use condo building in CdO that has received international recognition for its energy-saving and energyproducing features. Its most recent award is in Mixed-Use Development for the Philippines from the International Property Awards, a prestigious award-giving body known for the premium it puts in sustainable and eco-friendly property development. Nati added: “It’s very important to think about the environment not only for one hour but every single day.” Earth Hour was also a celebration of local talents who regaled the Earth Hour participants with a medley of fire dancing, and live musical and cultural performances. Fun activities included face painting. Participants were invited to draw a tree on a board, thereby committing to plant a tree, and write a pledge of action for conserving energy and preserving the environment on an open billboard.


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Mindanao STAR is located at Door 3, Tanleh Bldg, Abellanosa St., Cagayan de Oro City. It is registered with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Region 10 with Certififcate No. 01787396. and with Business Registration Plate No. BP-11263 and Business License No. 201400976, TIN No. 311-832-910, Telefax Nos: (088) 857-8447, Cell nos.: 0917-7121424, 0947-8935776 Editorial E-mail: mindanaostarbalita@gmail.com website: www.businessweekmindanao.com ROLANDO SUDARIA Publisher/Editor-in-Chief allan legaspi Correspondent irene dayo Advertising CRIS DIAZ MIKE BANOS RUEL PELONE ALLAN MEDIANTE Cheng Ordonez Nelson v. constantino Editorial Consultants Legal Counsel : ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY Member: ORO CHAMBER

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Braveness Special Gospel of the day:Luke1:67-79(April 6, 2014-Friday) Luke 1:67-79- that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace: This gospel teaches

us about the proclamation of Zacharias about the “Messiah Jesus Christ.” He was the first who recognized Jesus as the savior of this earth. He was brave in telling the public about Jesus. Supposedly, we will imitate this man with regards to his “braveness” in telling Jesus to others. In Matthew 10:32-33-Whosoever therefore shall “confess” me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Therefore, Tell the truth: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong BalinoDr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

A lawyer in mother nature I admire people, who take of our environment. I admire especially politicians in this country, who do so. A lawyer - a real Mother Nature’s lawyer came across my way several years ago. I am speaking about Attorney Antonio Oposa Jr., who became the recipient of the Environmental Law Award 2008 from the USbased Center for International Environment Law (CIEL). Oposa was the first Asian and Filipino to win the award. I am sure, the Philippine nation was and is still proud of you. As one could learned then from several press releases: Together with volunteer fishermen, div-

Have my say Klaus Doring ers, scientists, and ordinary citizens, Antonio Oposa organized the Visayan Sea Squadron to protect marine life in he Visayan seas, one of the world’s richest marine sanctuaries. At Bantayan Island in Cebu, Oposa founded the School of the SEAs (sea and earth advocates). The award for Attorney Oposa recognize in-

dividuals who have made outstanding contributions to the effort to achieve solutions to environment problems through international law and institutions. The world needs more people like Oposa. His workshops at the schools of the SEA’s, which he calls ‘an experiential learning center of sustaining living” have been unique and amazing.

Commercial (dynamite) fishing? Many people (and count me in!) really hate it! Oposa also loved to set limits to commercial fishing. I strongly agree with him, quoting the anthropologist Margaret Mead: “Never doubt for a single moment that a handful of thoughtful and committed men and women can change the world!” But where are they??? We need Mother Nature, but she doesn’t need us! +++ Email:doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot. com.

Are historical figures in tourism still relevant? THE greatest threat to tourism is the environmental climate change which is driving travel in turmoil and weather dependent. Group tours and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Events) are now determined by the calm of the seas and the turbulence in the skies. No one heard of typhoons before in Northern Mindanao until Sendong devastated a large populated area near a river bank in Cagayan de Oro City. Communications and land travel to the nearby cities were disrupted immediately when road network suffered flooding and road cuts. In Pattaya, the force of a great tsunami originating from the Aceh Island of Indonesia send thousands of holiday seekers in the beach scampering from high end coastal resorts in Thailand in 2004. Total death toll was estimated by Indonesian authorities to have reached more than 127,000 from their islands up to the coast of Shrilangka. After the tragedy, it took years before infrastructures and hotels were rebuilt and European tourist’s confidence in Bali and Maldives to be restored.

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot Last year an international typhoon code named Hian brought devastation along Solomon Islands in the Pacific the main strength was felt in Tacloban, Leyte and other areas in the Philippines that lie within its path. Many areas in the Eastern and Central Visayas were rendered calamity zones when airports and seaports became unserviceable as file of debris and cut off power lines disrupted people’s mobility. In 1984, a convention of the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) a grouping of marketing executives from the airlines, tour operators, hotels and resorts was held in Manila to discuss changing trends in travel and the preservations of culture and heritage as an emerging tourist attraction. The Asean countries held also a

ministerial meeting later for conventions on open skies and removal of visa restrictions within Asian countries in the Pacific region. Each country participants during the two succeeding events presented historical figures of international tourist arrivals and new destinations. Travel in those years that followed have progressed with the introduction of big 747 aircrafts and other supersonic means that reduced travel time between countries. Government financial institutions as well as the Asian Development Bank were gathering data’s to guide entrepreneurs in forecasting their tourism investments and asses’ state bank’s lending exposures to the private sector. Over two decades, there were many factors that came up and influence travel. One

is the political stability of a region, the second is the discovery of bacterial stress that brought in new sickness and epidemic like Bird’s flu, Saar’s and other biological threat that endangers tourist and travelers . Science has advanced in combating AIDS and preventing its spread, once a dreaded disease that have plagued many promiscuous Asian countries. Education and changing lifestyles later have slowed down the disease. But one of the many recent developments appears that climate change has claimed many lives of travelers, tourist and a great percentage of the tourism infrastructures lost to devastations. The United Nations and the Word Bank recognized this threat and it has called member nations to reduce the green house effect which mitigates climate change bringing calamities, the cost to rehabilitate is too much to undertake. In the Philippines, we might be doing what is the opposite? More coal power plants are built in the country. Mining and See quiamjot, page 5


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A Scary Story Think a minute… Years ago there was a rich widow named Sarah. She inherited 100 million dollars! Sarah bought a house on 160 acres of land in California. She hired a team of 16 carpenters who continued working and enlarging her house every day for 38 years! But Sarah’s instructions for building her house were very strange. For example, each window had to have 13 panes of glass. Each wall had to have 13 panels or boards. The chandeliers had to have 13 crystal balls. Strange and scary pictures hung on all the walls. There were trap doors and many secret passageways. And there was 1 blue room that only the widow Sarah was allowed to enter. You see, this rich woman was building a home for the dead! Every night at midnight, a servant would go to a tower and ring a bell to call in the spirits of the dead. Then Sarah would enter the blue room. This happened every night…for 38 years! Finally, Sarah herself died at age 85.

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mineral exploration in Surigao Provinces remains our top priority. More trees are cut faster than we can plant as forest reserves are eaten by eco-zones in Subic and Aurora, Quezon and more fuel guzzlers SUV vehicles are running in the streets of Metro Manila. Perhaps,

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst By the time of her death, her home for the dead had 160 rooms, 10,000 windows, and covered over 6 acres of her estate land. So why did Sarah live her life for the dead? It was because she lived with the terrible guilt of many deaths! You see, all of Sarah Winchester’s money and wealth came from the famous Winchester rifle. Her company’s gun had been used to kill more Indians and soldiers than any other gun in America’s history. So because of her horrible guilt that haunted her every day and night, Sarah built her huge mansion for the spirits of all those people who had been killed by her company’s

gun. Quite an amazing true story! But the fact is we all are guilty of doing wrong, hurtful things to others. And we may try many different ways to get free from our guilty conscience. Yet there is only one way: we must admit our guilt to Jesus and ask Him to forgive us. He’s the only One Who can! Jesus said that He’s the only way to a right relationship with your Maker and lasting peace of mind. So the good news is you don’t ever have to live with or be haunted by guilt again! So today, why not ask Jesus for His gift of forgiveness and new life? You’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain! Just Think a Minute…

the government agencies handling these areas have different agenda than the goals of the Department of Tourism? Climate change is not predictable, it can occur anywhere and anytime of the year. Typhoons even change its direction just as earthquakes may hit any hemisphere of the world. Tourism demand is a sen-

sitive market that must be devoid of risk. In Mindanao, we might be creating more risk which brings us to the paraphrase of the words of Davao City Mayor, Rodrigo Duterte when he said “we do not need more laws but only good people in the government who must do their jobs”. What have we done more in this country to slow down climate change?

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

CARMENCITA D. JUDAS -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-618

GENTILES, VIOLETA P. CaseNo;2014-10-610 Applicant/Vendor 2009-10-611 BLA M. AYONAN Applicant/Vendee

JUEVESANO, JUNREY CaseNo;2014-10-594 Applicant/s 2009-10-796 NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Puerto -Balingoan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 1st day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Iligan City Proper –Sta. Felomina –Acmac and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 3rd day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Magsaysay to Gingoog –Balingoan and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

JOSEPH IAN D. JUDAS -Vendee 2010-10-007

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Iponan (Centro)(all in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Apr. 5, 2014

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;ROUTE 1;LOOP service and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 3rd day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Apr. 5, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City BIENES, ROBERTO Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-610 2009-10-531

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MAQUISO, CESAR Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-616 2009-10-521

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Apr. 5, 2014

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Par t ner organizat ions, school associations, religious organisations, the Department of Education, and the school heads, students, and teachers can nominate. The organizers will use the following criteria for evaluation: person of integrity and morality; in good relations with students, colleagues, community members, and family; commitment and dedication to the teaching vocation; strength of values/ principles applied in teaching and personal life and involvement in school and community activities. To nominate, log on to www. batobalanifoundation.org.ph to secure a nomination form or visit BBFI office at 6/F PDCP Bank Center, V.A. Rufino cor. Leviste Streets, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati City. Nomination forms may be sent to bbfi@diwamail. com/batobalanifoundation@ gmail.com or to fax number 892-9543. Deadline for submission of nominations is on May 30, 2014. For more information, call 8925462 or email bbfi@diwamail. com.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

ANNALIZA A. ANTONY Case No; 2014-10-613 Applicant/s

RUEL DARDO/BUKTRAMCO Case No; 2014-10-620 Applicant/s

JEREMIAS S. GAYAO, JR. Case No; 2014-10-617 Applicant/s 2009-10-539

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with Extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Tipanoy –Pindunangan (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s) Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/ granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 3rd day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Magsaysay –Gingoog –Balingoan and vice versa with the use of ONE (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution of certificate of public convenience with amendment of route to operate PUJ service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Valencia City-San Fernando,Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Malaybalay City to Valencia City via Lumbayao (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Puerto to Balingoan and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution with amendment of route of service service on the line;RBC;Cogon Market to Pier and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MELCHOR RANCE Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-592

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NENITA ARCEO SEROJALES CASE NO.2014-10-593 Applicant/s

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VENANCIO BRILLO Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-595

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City RONIE C. ALUMBRO Applicant/s

FERNANDO F. ZAMBRANO Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-619

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

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Case No; 2012-10-545

IRENE B. MODEQUILLO Case No; 2014-10-591 Applicant/s

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City LANDTRANSCO Applicant/s

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Case No; 2012-10-1898 2008-10-1858

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City LANDTRANSCO Applicant/s

Case No; 2012-10-1797 2007-10-1857

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to to operate FILCAB service on the line;Manolo Fortich to Camp Philips and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line ;Kisolon to Maramag and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of Substitution with amendment of route of service to operate FILCAB service on the line;Westbound to Agora Market and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of Sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate G service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro –Magsaysay with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Tambo -Gerona with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Iligan City to Lugait Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of two(2) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 10, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 4rth day of April, 2014.

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Flood... from page 1

In the aftermath of Sendong, there is no question that the contingency plan of the city needs to be revisited and updated to prepare its communities for the impacts of a changing climate. To address this need, the Climate Change Commission (CCC), through Project Climate Twin Phoenix, will be conducting an orientation and workshop on Flood Contingency Planning for Cagayan de Oro City on 1-3 April in Dahilayan, Bukidnon. Project Climate Twin Phoenix is a project implemented by the CCC and with support and technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Australian Government, to put in place a long term capacity development programme for cities and municipalities by addressing disaster risks from climate change and other related natural hazards. “We encourage our local governments to undertake proactive and systematic measures in strengthening their preparedness capacity, in this case, by formulating their own contingency plans for specific scenarios such as flood”, says CCC Vice Chairperson, Secretary Mary Lucille Sering. The activity aims to introduce the concept of contingency planning and familiarize Cagayan De Oro city’s key government officials with government policies on disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation measures, flood hazard mapping and early warning systems, among others. During the orientation and workshop, the participants will also be organized into clusters and the details in the formulation of the flood contingency plan will be discussed. Technical experts and facilitators from Project Climate Twin Phoenix, along with representatives from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) and Office of Civil Defense Region 10, and experts on the field of disaster risk management and planning will conduct the three-day activity. (Julie Amoroso/CCC)

DENR... from page 1

and Local Government and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through its Barangay Forest Program (BFP). BFP is a component of the National Greening Program (NGP). Called the Barangay StraTREEgic Forest Project (BSFP), the activity is designed to rehabilitate natural habitats and strengthen multi-sectoral commitment in the reforestation of Min-

danao’s denuded areas. “We hope to contribute in achieving the Aquino Administration’s NGP targets through this project, while also securing resiliency in our vulnerable communities,” said MinDA Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino. Initially, MinDA has identified 200 planting sites to jumpstart and fasttrack the BSFP initiative within the island-region. “Among the prioritized barangays also include those that are located near critical coastal areas and rivers,” Antonino said. “The project also includes sustainable livelihood for the identified barangays to ensure that the barangay constituents can develop a steady source of income by protecting the environment,” she added. The Barangay StraTREEgic Forest Project also encourages for the establishment of the Payment for Environment Services (PES), a mechanism designed to guarantee sustainability of industries that are dependent on natural resources and help restore areas with heavily degraded environment. The PES ensures that local governance are paralleled with efforts to protect and conserve the environment by creating an ordinance that allows it to collect fees from its constituents who subscribe to services that are dependent on natural resources. The MinDA report cited that the local government of Naawan Misamis Oriental has successfully implemented PES program by collecting P1.00 for every cubic meter of water that a household consumes. The pooled funds will be allocated for the reforestation of Lake Danao, the town’s water source to ensure sustainability of their local water system, which is dependent on the lake. “The role of LGUs in this undertaking is crucial as many of our efforts depend largely on the quality of leadership and governance that we have at the local level. Our goal is to sustain the reforestation efforts even beyond 2016,” Antonino said. She added that MinDA is also looking at tapping corporate partners as well as the private sector in coming up with an incentive scheme for the top performing barangays under the StraTREEgic program. The DENR committed to allocate P100,000.00 to generate at least 10,000 seedlings per identified barangay and will facilitate the establishment of nurseries and tree growing activities in the barangaylevel. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12/MinDA)

Climate... from page 1

morecoordinated approach to this matter is needed to ensure communities’ resilience,” advocacy network

Aksyon Klima Pilipinas’ National Coordinator Voltaire Alferez said Friday (April 4) in Metro Manila during a briefing on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th assessment report covering impacts on, vulnerability andadaptation to climate change. IPCC is the international body for assessing the science related to climate change. Alferez said assessment of government’s action so far show need for improving climate financing, boosting technology development and transfer, mainstreaming the National Climate Change Action Plan, integrating CCA measures into national and local plans as well asNational Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council’s coordination on CCA and DRR. Government must prioritize renewable energy development and formulate its strategy to reduce emission of climate changedriving greenhouse gasses, he continued. Aksyon Klima, environment watchdog Greenpeace Southest Asia and development organization Oxfam International urged action, noting the IPCC report released this month cites a “grim” climate forecast for Southeast Asian nations that include the Philippines. According to Dr. Lourdes Tibig, one of the report’s lead authors, among key findings of the assessment is decades-long changes in climate caused impacts on natural and human systems across all continents and oceans. “The evidence for such impacts is strongest and most comprehensive in natural systems,” she said at the briefing. She also said the report confirms human influence in climate change at present. Key risks listed in the report include those for death, injury, ill health and disrupted livelihood in coastal areas due to storm surges, flooding and sea level rise, Tibig noted. The risks likewise cover food insecurity from weather extremes and flooding, mortality and morbidity due to extreme heat as well as biodiversity loss, she said. Experts earlier cited sea level rise, temperature increase and onslaught of weather extremes as among repercussions of climate change. RA 10174 established PSF in 2012 and provides PhP1 billion as this fund’s opening balance under the General Appropriations Act to finance adaptation programs and projects nationwide. Alferez said RA 10174 established PSF in 2012 but the implementing rules and regulations for this remains unsigned. Government budgeted for PSF this year only PhP500 million in unprogrammed funds, he noted.

Greenpeace said latest available climate data warrant full funding of PSF. “The Philippines needs to adapt now and that urgency should be reflected in the fund,” Greenpeace regional climate and energy campaigner Amalie Obusan said during the briefing. She warned climate change threatens to erode the country’s economic gains so government must prioritize climate action including shifting to renewable energy. Oxfam also noted the country’s risk for extreme climate events highlights need for PSF. “We need to operationalize PSF and capacitate people,” Oxfam economic justice program officer Denise Galvez said at the briefing. Such measures are essential in helping boost food security nationwide and support the Philippine agricultural sector where poverty is most rife, she also said. “Disasters will always affect food supply,” she said. She noted available data show poverty incidence among Philippine farmers and fisherfolk hovers around 36 percent and 41 percent, respectively. “Action is needed more so now that we’re at risk for extreme climate events,” she said. (With A Report From Philippine News Agency)

Budget... from page 1

Dr. Jurgenne HonculadaPrimavera, co-chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature- Mangrove Specialist Group, said a four-month assessment she made with other scientists showed the mangroves only sustained minimal damage or none at all “and are recovering”. Primavera said that since shoots had grown out of defoliated branches and trunks aside from seeds and saplings, there is no need for new planting, only protection. “A f te r a l l t he y are bioshields and damagecum-recovery is par for their course,” she said in an email. “Yet the government plans to release PhP1 billion/US$22 million through DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources) almost completely for mangrove planting. This is risky because the recipients (cash-starved survivors) could easily clear remaining viable and recovering but inconspicuous mangrove stands (with slow-growing shoots, small seedlings) -- just to show some work done and avail of the Cash for Work scheme!” she said. “Our survey revealed that probably 100-200 hectares only in 13 municipalities plus one city suffered total mortality and therefore need new planting, in addition to enrichment planting of gaps in partially damaged

areas,” Primavera, also the chief mangrove scientific advisor to the Zoological Society of London, added. She, however, lamented that “already some national and international initiatives outside of government have released funds for mangrove clearing and planting without the benefit of sciencebased guidelines.” She said they have to share their findings with decision-makers “before the one billion pesos is released and drives the post-Haiyan mangrove rehabilitation program, instead of science.” Primavera said they are currently drafting two documents: Criteria for Mangrove Damage and Recovery Assessment, and Guidelines for Mangrove Cleaning, both for people’s organizations and other people on the ground. In a position paper, Primavera and other scientists proposed the following measures and corresponding budget for mangrove areas affected by Yolanda: technical research and evaluation (PhP100 million), and integrative science-based management interventions (PhP900 million). They said the research should focus on, among others, the effects of Yolanda on the biophysical state and processes of mangrove and beach forest ecosystems in worst hit areas; development of geophysical oceanographic models to demonstrate wind and surge impacts, and sedimentation; patterns of regeneration and recovery in mangrove and beach forest species; and cost-effectiveness of mangrove and beach forest recovery options. They said science-based interventions should include protection of remaining natural mangroves and beach forests, resettlement of vulnerable coastal communities, establishment and maintenance of coastal greenbelts at least 100-m wide, strengthening of skills in organizing and mobilizing communities, and appropriate mangrove protection, planting, maintenance, and monitoring. The recommendations were made during the workshop “Mapping Yolanda’s Impact on Philippine Mangroves: Impacts and Recovery” held 21-22 March at the University of the Philippines Diliman. Primavera noted that Senator Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV has filed National Coastal Greenbelt Bill (SB 2167) that pushes for a 100-meter greenbelt zone “which is based on science and on law” in contrast to the 40-meter no build zone provided for in Presidential Decree 1067 or the Water Code of 1976 “with no science”. (H. Marcos C. Mordeno/MindaNews)

Pimentel... from page 1

resources due to open-pit mining. It is deplorable and it must not continue,” Pi-

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mentel said, amid the latest warnings that the costs of inaction on climate change will be “catastrophic.” He deplored the continued small-scale operations using high-pressure water pumps and backhoes to excavate vast tracts of farmlands in a hunt for gold. One gold-rich mining town reported to have experienced the destruction of several hectares of farmlands is the town of Barobo in Surigao del Sur. One smallscale mining operation, said to be just 200 meters from the highway, allegedly has a temporary permit from the province’s governor. A miner could get about 100 grams of gold per day, the report said following the recent resumption of the mining operations financed reportedly by Taiwanese investors. Pimentel, who has championed environmental protection and preservation, said LGUs should be more aware of the impacts of the destruction of the environment and climate change. “Unabated mining does not solve poverty, it perpetuates it. It benefits a few but the destruction it causes affects entire communities, not just in this generation but those in the future as well,” he said. He urged local government leaders to go for longterm solutions rather than short cuts, and to adjust their development plans to the requirements of environmental preservation and climate change mitigation. Some impacts of environmental degradation, he said, include “higher risk of flooding and changes to crop yields and water availability.” Pimentel said most of the time it is the foreign investors who raked in enormous profits from the illegal mining operations, leaving the crumbs to Filipinos they employed to dig up the mining sites.

Teacher... from page 1

of travel, with four hours on foot. Dr. Insilada, a teacher and prolific author, makes preserving the local language his bigger responsibility. Ms. Serrano is a staunch advocate of special education and has given special attention to students with special needs. The search is open to teachers of all ages, who are actively teaching in private or public primary, elementary or secondary schools, colleges, and universities. He or she must demonstrate exceptional performance in teaching; has employed creativity, innovation, and resourcefulness in teaching; and importantly, lives out his esteemed values in teaching, family, and personal life. The nominees should also have a deep sense of nationalism and are committed to teaching for the benefit of the country and its people. He or she must be respected in school and community and is a role model for students, colleagues, and family. In addition, he or she must be an active member of the community and has engaged in socio-civic activities. See Teacher, page 6


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What’s in the new San Miguel Pale Pilsen beer can? A blank space that can make anyone receiving it smile, with pride. San Miguel Pale Pilsen celebrates everyday successes, admiration, recognition and everything that would uplift one’s sense of pride via its BilibCan campaign. From passing a mindboggling exam, getting a sweet “yes” from someone so elusive, to surviving nature’s wrath, San Miguel Pale Pilsen’s Bilib campaign is an effective tool to show someone that somebody out there is with him in all of his nakakabilib moments. It also hopes to get the consumers

involved in identifying the people around them that they can look up to. “It is a celebration of excellence and nakakabilib in each one of us—just like San Miguel Pale Pilsen, a product that is well-loved and looked up to not only here but also abroad,” says Elaine Minoza, San Miguel Brewery Inc.’s Group Product Manager. “This will likewise help them feel more engaged with the brand and feel stronger affinity towards the campaign. It aims to make San Miguel Pale Pilsen the brand that marks the relationship be-

tween the consumer and the person he looks up to,” she added. The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bilib cans are limited and exclusively-packaged with a dedicated space for writing nakakabilib messages for anyone. In a recent courtesy call of the returning San Miguel Beeermen to SMB Inc. President Roberto N. Huang, each of the players and coaching staff were given bilib cans with customized messages of commendation and acknowledgment in their efforts to bring PBA’s oldest franchise back into

the track. The Beermen recently had a back to back win at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup. SMB Inc.’s chief lauded the Beermen’s top center June Mar Fajardo who will soon be training along with the other Gilas members in the country’s comeback bid to the world basketball map via the FIBA World Cup in Barcelona, Spain later this year. The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bilib cans are available nationwide. For interactive promos and inquiries, you may visit www.sanmiguelpalepilsen.com.ph

SP: No objection to operation of petroleum bulk storage facility CAGAYAN de Oro City Through Resolution No. 11610-2014, the City Council during its regular session (March 31) presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas interposed no objection to the expansion and operation of North Mindanao Import Facility (Shell Petroleum Products Bulk Storage Facilities Project) in Barangay Puntod. This is, however, subject to rules and conditions set forth by the different government agencies in the city. Legislators noted that

the company has secured the needed Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) after it satisfied basic requirements and upon substantive review of submitted documents. The barangay council of Puntod also adopted a resolution interposing no objection to the project. The resolution was endorsed by the committee on laws and rules chaired by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor.


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