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Dads authorize mayor to sign MOA with DTI T

HE City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas enacted an Ordinance No. 127042013, authorizing City Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Trade and Industry.

This ordinance seeks to implement DTI’s Philippine Business Registry Project (PBR), under the terms and conditions stipulated in the proposed MOA and subject to the additional condition that the city government’s counterpart will Ribbon Cutting. City Councilor Zaldy Ocon and Tablon Barangay Chairman Romeo Bacarro did the honor in ribbon cutting in this turn over be its existing equipment ceremony of a P4.4 million road concreting farm-to-market road project of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez in Barangay Tablon. Also in photo are donated by the USAID for city councilors Enrico Salcedo, Bong Lao, Candy Darimbang, Roger Abaday and Zaldy Ocon. DPWH District Engr. Anastacio Marundan, Engr. the Business One-Stop Shop Pidoy Bergado of Department of Agriculture and Kagawads Angelo Pomar, Billy Kid Auza and Felix Wayan. (BOSS) project and that the city government will not spend a single centavo for the project. Under the MOA, DTI shall direct and supervise the promotion and development of electronic business registry in the city, among other things. Executive Order No. 587 of 2006, mandates DTI to THE CITY Council com- Uy to file bills that provide Coast Guard relative to establish and administer the mittee on police, fire and protection and welfare to the complaint of Cagayan PBR which will facilitate public safety chaired by passengers of sea vessels. de Oro-based passengers of a seamless transactional Councilor Ramon Tabor This, after the com- Trans Asia Shipping Lines environment for business recently adopted a commit- mittee was enlightened by regarding one of its vessels. registration and developtee resolution requesting representatives of Trans Reports have that one ment across the applicaSenator Aquilino Pimentel Asia Shipping Lines Inc., of its vessels left Cagayan See dads, page 7 III and Representatives Ru- Maritime Industry Au- de Oro City for Cebu City fus Rodriguez and Rolando thority (MARINA) and See bills, page 7

Bills providing protection, welfare to passengers of sea vessels sought

NEDA-X Presents NorMin Dev’t Agenda

Inset are Honorable Mayor Oscar S. Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City delivering his welcome remarks & message to the participants and Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of NEDA-X presenting the Northern Mindanao Regional Development Agenda

Northern Mindanao’s D e v e l o p m e nt A g e n d a (RDA) was presented by Director Leon M. Dacanay, Jr. of the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office X to almost a hundred participants during the Regional Development Forum on December 17, 2013 in Cagayan de Oro City. See agenda, page 7

COCONUT SEEDLING PLANTING. Senator Cynthia Villar, chair of the Senate Food and Agriculture committee, leads the planting of coconut seedlings in Mayorga, Leyte, ravaged by super typhoon “Yolanda. She calls on residents to rebuild their lives and urges them to go back to planting so that it would be easier for them to rise from the damages wrought about by “Yolanda.” She cites the need to normalize agriculture in the province as two-thirds of its residents are dependent on the industry.

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Dahino reminds store owners of firecrackers law

COUNCILOR Edna Dahino, chair of the City Council committee on trade, commerce and cooperatives, reminds all establishments or small stores about the provisions of Ordinance No. 6711-98 this Christmas season and during the celebration of New Year. The ordinance prohibits any person, or firm to possess, keep in stock, display, sell or explode fire crackers or pyrotechnic devices of such explosive content that endanger life and limbs, such as “Super Lolo” and PNP National Advisory Group Meeting. Cong Rufus Rodriguez addresses the National Advisory Group (NAG) “Atomic Big Triangle” and of the Philippine National Police headed by Mr. Rex Drilon during a recent NAG meeting held in Camp Crame. Cong their equivalent. Rodriguez suggests ways on how to strengthen the image of the PNP and how to ensure that the integrity of the Likewise, as member PNP is beyond question. of the committee on po-

lice, fire and public safety, Councilor Dahino stressed that under same Ordinance, the firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices other than Super Lolo and Atomic Big Triangle shall only be exploded in areas or places away from persons, passing vehicles, places of worship, schools and other learning institutions. It is also prohibited at places near restaurants, houses, buildings or structures made of flammable materials and even at an assemblies or gathering of people in parks or plaza. As this developed, Dahino wishes a peaceful and joyous holidays to all Kagay-anons. (ELB)

Poor infrastructure displaces corruption as top threat to PH competitiveness An economic expert is urging the allocation of more funds for infrastructure development, saying the sad state of the country’s transport system is now the leading threat to sustained national growth and global competitiveness. “The Philippines is the only ASEAN country where inadequate supply of infrastructure has emerged as the top problematic factor for doing business, dislodging corruption, which has

historically been the biggest drag to our country’s competitiveness,” said Roberto de Ocampo, chairman of the board of advisors of the RFO Center for Public Finance & Regional Economic Cooperation. In a recent talk on his growth forecasts for the Philippines in 2014, he echoed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) warning that the country cannot remain complacent “given the dire strait of its transport infra-

structure.” The WEF’s Global Competitiveness Report 20132014 has placed the country’s infrastructure system at a low no. 96 out of a total of 148 surveyed economies. Among the 10 membereconomies of the ASEAN, the Philippines is only ahead of Cambodia and Myanmar in overall infrastructure ranking, he continued. For a start, he suggests the reprogramming of resources for the rehabilitation of damaged public facilities and the construction of climate-change resilient

structures in the Visayas that were affected by this year’s disasters and natural calamities. “Given that the Priority Development Assistance Fund has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, a supplemental budget measure should be passed by the legislature without delay in order to accelerate reconstruction activity,” he recommends. In his lecture, De Ocampo forecasts Philippine economic growth in 2014 “at the low end of the government’s 6.5 to 7.5 percent

target,” adding that the devastating impact of super typhoon Yolanda would still be felt going into a new year. His forecast is close to the average international forecast of 6.4 percent. IMF projects 2014 GDP expansion of 6 percent, ADB 6.1 percent, World Bank 6.7 percent, Standard and Poor’s 6 percent to 6.5 percent, and Moody’s 6.5 percent to 7 percent. But he pointed out that most of these expectations have not yet taken into account the impact of this

year’s typhoons on the domestic economy next year. “It remains to be seen whether the robust and above-trend growth momentum of the Philippine economy at above seven percent in the previous four consecutive quarters could be sustained or thrown off track.” For full year 2013 Philippine GDP growth is estimated to be within 6.8 percent to 7.2 percent, still in the upper end of government target. -- Romelda Ascutia, PHILEXPORT News and Features

1st NATIONAL COMMUNITY-BASED SEED BANKING CONFERENCE HELD. “Ang unang may karapatan sa binhi sa ating bansa ay ang mga maliliit na magsasaka.” This was uttered by Undersecretary for Operations and National Rice Program Coordinator Dante S. Delima (left) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) during the first ever National Community-Based Seed Banking (CSB) Conference on December 4, 2013, held at the Fontana Hotel and Leisure Parks in Clarkfield, Pampanga. In his message, he said that the CSB has already been a long practice amongst farmers but it was only institutionalized through the agency’s Agri-Pinoy Rice Program in order to seriously pour out support for the latter to flourish. He added that it is an alternative source for marginalized farmers to have access to quality seeds, especially those not yet served by formal seed systems in both lowland and upland areas. USec. Delima also revealed that for the year 2014, the DA is slated to honor exemplary CSB implementers throughout the nation, where prizes await for the winners: P 2 million, P 1 million and P 500,000 for the first, second and third placers, respectively. Out from nearly 500 delegates from the different regions of the country, 23 delegates consisting of agricultural technicians and farmers from region 10 have attended the said event. Wherein, the conference paved the way for them to revisit the concept of CSBs and its policies and implementing guidelines as well as know some updates on the Program implementation and its impact. As locally established community seed banks seek to help solve problems on the lack of seeds, access to quality seeds, preservation of seed viability, conservation of indigenous varieties, seed security and food security, they have likewise expressed their sentiments on how they can better improve the operations of CSBs during the conduct of a workshop. # (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)


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Output-based subsidy scheme to address water supply problem The government needs to explore more innovative approaches, such as the output-based aid (OBA) subsidy scheme, in addressing the water supply problem in far-flung communities. In a Policy Notes, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) President Gilberto Llanto said there is a “great merit” in exploring OBA scheme for the delivery of basic services like electricity, water, health, education to the poor. Llanto said such scheme can complement innovative

financing models developed by the government financial institutions (GFIs) and the private sector under publicprivate partnership (PPP) or private sector participation (PSP) arrangements She said such arrangements or schemes may provide innovative solutions to address the inaccessibility of safe water in small municipalities or rural areas. “A strategy using OBA subsidy may create a strong incentive for private water service providers to operate in waterless municipalities,”

he said. Citing a previous study, the paper explained that the OBA subsidy will be paid to private generators selected through competitive bidding and disbursed on the basis of the energy they supply. Such subsidy will come from a national fund financed by a surcharge on all electricity users, The competitive bidding process should ensure that the costs of supply, and thus the required subsidy will be lower. This will allow water | page 7

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez, Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) National President, speaks before CDP members during the recent CDP 6th National Council Meeting held in Cagayan de Oro City. Cong Rodriguez delivered his ideas and visions on how to make CDP a stronger political party while at the same time staying true to its mandate of being a “partido ng tunay na demokrasya”. With him are Lito Lorenzana, CDP Chairman; Dr. Pepe Abueva, CDP Consultant; and Lorelyn Dumaug, Secretay-General.

Dad Ok’s Christmas bazaar in the city CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Cagayan de Oro’s bypass road adjacent to the old Sports Zone driving range that connects the extension roads of Apolinar Velez Street and Masterson Avenue in Rodelsa Rotunda is turned into a Christmas Trade Fair effective December 16. This, after City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno recently issued Executive Order No. 234-2013 establishing a temporary Christmas dry goods market in the said area starting from DecemJUST NOW. Governor Bambi Emano led the weekly meeting update of the tourism team ber 16, 2013 until January to look in to the developments of his TURISMO MIS.OR-EXPLORE MIS.OR program. 4, 2014. ALL HEADS UP FOR THE TOURISM TEAM

In his order, Mayor Moreno reasoned that whenever Christmas season is approaching, shoppers always look for bargain and sale events where they could purchase agricultural products, dry goods, readyto-wear clothes, footwear, accessories, wares and similar items at lower prices. While the Christmas industrial-cum-trade fair will promote festive, safe and meaningful celebration, it will also help sellers or small-time traders to augment their income during the Christmas season, the mayor added.

To give convenience and comfort to the buyers and shoppers, Mayor Moreno at the same time ordered the temporary closure of the said road. (CIO/PIA)

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Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Discrimination Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke1:3945(December21, 2013-Saturday) Luke 1:39-45And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed [art] thou among women, and blessed [is] the fruit of thy womb. And whence [is] this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed [is] she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord: This gospel emphasizes about the visitation of Mary to her relative Elizabeth. Look, Elizabeth was very happy when Mary came to her house in fact, John moves inside her womb. How about us, are we happy if our relatives will come in our houses? There are many of us who are not hospitable enough if our relatives will come and visit us. We are hypocrites since we are very nice to other people but we are not good to our own cousins. In Hebrews 13:2-Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Therefore, be good to all your visitors without discrimination. In 1 John 4:20-If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?(KJV) SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request

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Older and Better Think a minute… An older man I know was walking back to his office after eating lunch. On the way back he met a friend, so he stopped and they talked a few minutes. As they were saying goodbye to each other the old guy said to his friend: “When we met just now, which way was I walking? To my office or to the restaurant?” His friend answered, “You were walking to your office.” The old man smiled and said: “OK, I guess that means I’ve already had my lunch, so I better get back to work now.” That poor old guy’s memory was so short, he really didn’t know if he was coming or going!

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst It seems no matter how hard we try, none of us can stop from getting older. Aging is a natural law and process we simply can’t stop or change. We can exercise, eat only healthy food, take vitamins, use all the best lotions and oils on our skin, but we’re still getting older every day. And if it’s true

that our memory is the first to go, then I know I’m well on my way! It’s sad that many people become grouchy, mean, or impatient as they grow older. But in fact, it should be just the opposite. As we grow older, we should grow sweeter, kinder, more gentle and accepting of others’ faults.

We should become more compassionate and understanding of other people’s needs and problems, since we’ve learned how easy it is for us to make mistakes. We should just become more caring and forgiving. Friend, if you want to get better with age, then today you can ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and take full charge of your heart and character every day. He’s the only One Who can help you start changing daily into the person you really want to be. That’s how you can enjoy even more the second half of your life, as you grow older—and better. Just Think a Minute …

Let us welcome the Americans Secretary of State, John Kerry, of the United States of America is right now in the Philippines to strengthen ties with our country. This visit is so beautiful it comes at a moment when our country is in dire need of our friends to rally behind us against the deteriorating relationship with China. As we know China is growing in its assertiveness of claims of a lot of islands that are also claimed by us. It appears its intention is to scare the Philippines and get out from places where China has some sort of ambition interest like the Scarborough Islands and other places. Of course, our country so small and incapable to engage in a military confrontation, has been a long ally of America ever since. The latter has always been our godfather who extended to us unending aids from dollars to anything. No matter how we think about it, we need just one thing, the military support of the Americans.

The Striker

Ben Emata Jr. Here they are now and we must welcome them back to our shores. It would even be best if we can give them back their two bases here for stronger ties 24 hours a day. We should bury our pride and false pretenses that we are a strong nation. This is definitely not true. Notwithstanding this beautiful relationship, however, some of our leaders who thought our country was so strong an island and does not need the help of the Americans any longer, ungratefully removed without good reasons the two American bases located in Olongapo and Clark Field. The Americans indeed moved out their military

bases but left behind the beautiful friendship intact. As if nothing happened, they still maintain the aids the used to give us and everything that existed for a long time. But things happened fast and China showed its strength and trying to bully the Philippines in some ways. China has displayed its military might that compelled us to ask help from the United Nations for settlement of matters involved. Even this act has infuriated the Chinese since it exposed them to the international audience insofar as their bullying is concerned. Naturally, Filipinos maybe weak in terms of guns and cannons but we

shall never allow anyone on this planet to just squeeze our necks for nothing. Always we will put up a good fight even if we know it can put us to extinction All these developments are taking place also in China’s relationship with Japan and South Korea. To be frank about it, there is tension in Asia involving these countries which could erupt into a shooting war with China. Of course, we cannot do that alone because of our incapability to engage in a war with a giant. We maybe ill-equipped, we have few dilapidated aircrafts in our air force, few battleships, no submarine, lacking of modern missiles and so many war equipment. We cannot last few days fighting with China. Our old, old friend, the United States of America, is behind us now ready, willing and able to support us in any hostilities. Let us welcome them with open heart. (benemata@ yahoo.com)


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Sen. Ping Lacson for President, if… DAVAO CITY -- Sen. Ping Lacson is putting his neck on the chopping block by accepting the task of being “Yolanda” rehab czar. If you ask me, the work is herculean in that by the end of the Aquino administration the rehab efforts will not be completed by then. And for sure, there will be those who will endlessly complain and blame government -- rightly or wrongly. If I were Sen. Ping, I’d look first before I leap. He must be given all the powers as rehab king and crisis manager, given the magnitude of the problem. He must directly access to the President no less and not get meshed up with the bureaucratic maze. For one, the title “presidential assistant” is not of cabinet rank. During my time in Malacanang, a presidential assistant was a “usec” position. If his is of cabinet level, it should be “presidential adviser”, unless they have changed the protocols there now. Then I heard Sen. Chiz Escudero downplaying his role by saying he is “merely a coordinator”. (Oh well, as they say, titles are not really that important. Powers are what matter.) The bureaucracy, for one, is full of institutional obstacles. He must short circuit them for quick substantial results. But Cabinet members are protective and

jealous of their turfs. Then there are political rivals and carpet baggers lurking by the wayside who will pounce on any mistake or shortcomings. Victims facing TV cameras will overshadow whatever good deeds and accomplishments done. TV crews and newspaper reporters will seek out the farthest and remotest areas looking for those who have some complaint and you’ve bet there are so many of them out there simply because we can never satisfy everyone. Believe me, it’s a no-win situation for Ping if his eyes are still moistened by the reported plans of running for the presidency. Unless he decides at some strategic time later when it becomes mission impossible to just resign with flair. Another point: an ideal rehab czar must be one who is ideally non-political or at least will remain “nonaligned” and a professional who can span and survive the next administration because the work will definitely be carried over to the next president beyond Pres. Aquino’s time. Sen. Ping does not fit this bill “to a tee.” But, here’s a big ‘IF’. If notwithstanding all of the above, he surmounts them and makes dramatic accomplishments, then welcome to Malacanang palace in

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza 2016, Sen. Ping! SORRY, MAR ROXAS --- A glaring example of a casualty by force of circumstance is DILG Sec. Mar Roxas. Unfortunately for him, he was thrust by reason of office and function to be in the forefront of calamities, both natural and man-made to include “Sendong”, “Pablo”, Zamboanga siege, Bohol earthquake, “Yolanda”. He had no choice but to plunge himself into the calamities that were so daunting that even the best of him could not cope. Not anyone else, as a matter of fact, could handle better just by the sheer magnitude of the situation. Too bad for him, his challenges were beyond handling. What is tragic is that his public performance is being juxtaposed with his perceived presidential ambitions. He is the favorite object of public bashing today. His alleged mishandling and mistakes, projected in media, worsened the situation all the more. Unfortunately for him, his supposed run for the

presidency is suffering from this beating. Social media is merciless for officials in similar situations. Whether he would be able to shake off those barnacles, only time and future events will tell. I have known him personally and I think he deserves a better assessment than what he is getting today. But failing in reversing this trend, I guess it’s time for him to kiss his presidential ambitions goodbye this early. DISARMAMENT? -Even before the ink dried in the new agreement on power-sharing with the MILF, everyone is now talking about the “disarmament” of rebels as the last hurdle. This will need creative handling because, one, the MILF will never give up their firearms at the signing of the agreement and two, the general public is now wary about allowing rebels to keep their firearms with a final agreement sealed, taking a cue from what is happening with MNLF and other violent incidents due to the presence of heavy weaponry in the hands of

non-government forces. Let’s see what happens! ZAMBOANGA REACTION -- I got word that a lady councilor in Zamboanga City got so peeved at some publications that she asked the council that I be declared “persona non grata” and barred from visiting Zamboanga City again. Wow I was almost floored there. But on second thoughts, my guess is that she had not read my series and she was shooting from the hip. But that’s understandable. She’s a neophyte

and on her first term. I didn’t realize disagreeing with or criticizing some Zamboanguenos would result to one being barred from entering Zamboanga City territory. Good that the other city councilors thought it was a rash judgment call and wanted to hear me expound some more on my written thoughts. I committed to appear before the august body in January after the holidays. I was glad this happened because it’s about time that dureza | page 7

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AWARD. Cagayan de Oro second district Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez receives an award from the Iligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University when he served as the Guest Speaker during the 4th Midyear Graduation of the School last November 14, 2013. Congressman Rodriguez delivers an inspiring speech urging IIT students to be great and valuable members of society. photo curtesy of ken dichaves


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6 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

BLUE DRAGON INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS TRANSPORT CORPORATION Case No; 2013-10-2031 Rep. By;CONRAD LAWRENCE T. UY

DIOLETO T. SALTARIN - Vendor CaseNo;2013-10-2030 PABLITA B. MUGOT -Vendee 2009-10-537

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH TRUCK service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of Twelve (12)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

EDNA B. PAJO Applicant/s

CASE NO.2013-10-2029

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution with amendment of route of service on the line ;Cogon Market to Puerto /Bugo –villatrinitas and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

NICOLASA MANDA Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-2025 2008-10-2254

Case No; 2013-10-2020 2008-10-2203

JOEBETH M. VILLARTA Case No; 2013-10-2019 Applicant/s 2012-10-1829

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate filcab service on the line ;Kisolon to Don Carlos –Malaybalay City –Valencia City Maramag via ApoMacote and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of and amendment of line of certificate of public convenience to operate TH service on the line ;Within Valencia City to any point in Island of Mindanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 19th day of December, 2013..

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City COMMUTERS DRIVERS & OPERATION TRANSFER COOPERATIVE Case No; 2013-10-979 Applicant/s

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

BOLLOZOS TRUCKING CORP. LEASED FROM ORIX METRO FINANCING

Case No; 2012-10-011

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For additional uns of certificate of public convenience to operate TH service on the line;From Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of four(4) additional unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 19th day of December, 2013.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City BIENVENIDO CERVAS -Vendo EDITHA BARRION - Vendee

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval o sale and transfer with extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate SHUTTLE service on the line; Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 19th day of December, 2013.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

Case No; 2013-10-2017

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

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

ALICIA BAGASBAS - Vendor Case No; 2013-10-2021 WALDO W. LONOY –Vendee 2008-10-2196 Applicant/s

MATIAS GONGOB - Vendor Case No; 2013-10-2022 ERNESTO GENERALE, JR. -Vendee 2009-10-338

EVELYN BARTOLABA -Vendor Case No; 2013-10-2023 SHIELA P. DIO -Vendee

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of Sale and transfer of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Upper Luinab via Manrique (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 December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority for Approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line;Within Iligan City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

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 Luinab –Bahayan (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 December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to amend its present authorized route and to operate UV EXPRESS service on the line;Laguindingan Airport to Cagayan de Oro City with the use of five (5)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

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 Tambo –Gerona (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 December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

RUBEN T. TABOR -Vendor Case No; 2013-10-2016 RITTER T. MENDOZA - Vendee 2008-10-2242

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

NOTICE OF HEARING

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

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

NOTICE OF HEARING

MS: Dec. 21, 2013

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

REMEGIO P. GULMAYO Applicant/s

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

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity for certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; Cogon Macanhan/Balongis and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

MS: Dec. 21, 2013

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

MS: Dec. 21, 2013

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

Case No; 2013-10-2026 2008-10-2261

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City EDGAR GANAS -Vendor Case No; 2013-10-2027 CORNELLO A. VIERNES - Vendee 2009-10-060

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

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

Case No; 2013-10-2018

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROBERT S. ECHAVEZ Case No; 2013-10-2024 Applicant/s 2008-10-2290

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Dec. 21, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NOBTSCO/ALWIN MALAZA Case No; 2013-10-2028 Applicant/s

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Iligan City to Linamon, Lanao del Norte and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of seven (7)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Gaisano City to Regency (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 December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service along the line ;Carmen Market to Igpit, Opol,Mis. Oriental and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for Approval of Substituti with amendment of route of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Kisolon to Kibawe via Lantapan (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request(s) authority for approval of substitution and amendment of route of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Kisolon to Malaybalay City –Valencia City –Kibawe via Lantapan (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on December 26, 2013, 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 20th day of December, 2013.

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Dads... from page 1

systems of government agencies such as but not limited to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), DTI, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth).

Bills... from page 1

but failed to moor at the Cebu port on its estimated time of arrival as its engine malfunctioned midway of its travel. Its passengers were not immediately rescued, The Power learned. Based on the data gathered by MARINA, the vessel was carrying more or less 677 passengers leaving Cagayan de Oro for Cebu on December 15, 2013. While the vessel was within the vicinity of Siquijor Island near Daquit at around 1:30 AM of December 16, the engine broke and upon checking, they found out that the driving gear shaft was no longer functioning. Baltazar Llenos, manager of Trans Asia, said that they immediately responded by sending a tugboat, even as he monitored the weather condition and the condition of the passengers especially those differently-abled passengers. Councilor Tabor requested Llenos to submit the company’s preventive maintenance system for the enhancement of its emergency preparedness. The committee likewise adopted a committee resolution requesting MARINA to conduct regular monitoring of Safety Management System (SMS) of all vessels serving Cagayan de Oro City. (JBD)

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Present were representatives of the national government and regional line agencies (NGAs/RLAs); state universities and colleges (SUCs)/higher education institutions (HEIs); local government units (LGUs); and civil society organizations (CSOs). Gracing the forum was Honorable Mayor Oscar S. Moreno of Cagayan de Oro City. In his welcome remarks, Mayor Moreno thanked NEDA for initiating the forum for development partners to see the region’s position in preparation for the 2015 ASEAN Economic integration. He cited that “We need to enhance our collaborative capacities through teamwork in order to succeed as growth is a product of success.” “All development players are already in Region X and we are now looking at Northern Mindanao as a phenomenally growing community,” Mayor Moreno added. Director Dacanay presented Region X as the fastest growing economy

in Mindanao averaging at 5.8 percent annually in the last 10 years. Per capita Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) reached P53.6 thousand pesos in 2012 which is the highest in Mindanao. Compared with the other regions in Mindanao, Region X leads in agriculture production, has the biggest industrial sector producing the highest output in manufacturing and the top revenue producer in electricity and water. It also leads in domestic trade ranked 4th highest in the country. He also cited the region’s competitive advantages including among others its strategic location; vast agricultural lands and rich natural resources; huge potential for industrial development; and skilled and literate workforce. However, the region is also confronted with development challenges such as poverty amid growth and low labor productivity in traditional employment generators and vulnerability of the poor to risks of disaster and climate change. The presentation of the updated Regional Development Plan (RDP) for 2013-2016 and the Regional Physical Framework Plan (RPFP), 2013-2040 enhanced with Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/ CCA) outlined the region’s development priorities to contribute to the attainment of inclusive growth. The region shall continue to assert itself as the most competitive, efficient and attractive transshipment hub in Southern Philippines. To become the major GATEWAY and industrial core and trade center in the south, it shall pursue strategic actions on Good governance; Access, logistics and infra services; Trade, industry and tourism; Environment and sustainable development; Well –being and social services; Agriculture, fishery and Forestry; and Youth empowerment and basic education. Science, technology and innovation shall be a cross-cutting strategy. “The region aims to achieve the desired spatial arrangement of land and resources to effect the desired level and distribution of the population to relatively safer areas; facilitate access and improve availment of adequate and reliable services; ensure optimum and sustained use of natural and man-made resources; and guarantee the integrity of physical environment to obtain maximum social and economic benefits,” Director Dacanay added. After the open forum, the participants signified their commitment to support the plan through a ceremonial signing. In her closing remarks, NEDA-X Assistant Regional Director and RDC-X Secretary Fe D. Domingo said, “Let us make the RDP a reference in all our development efforts. As such, gov-

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Groundbreaking Project in Tablon. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez is joined by city councilors Enrico Salcedo, Candy Darimbang, Roger Abaday, Bong Lao, Zaldy Ocon and Tablon barangay officials during a ground breaking ceremony last Thursday for the construction of water and sanitation facilities at Tablon National High School that cost P307,000.

ernment agencies, LGUs and CSOs will be able to identify their contribution to make the plan a reality.” (Peleta B. Abejo, DRD, NRO-X)

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subsidy funds to be used more efficiently while the quality of electricity service should also improve, the same study noted. “There is no equivalent tax-and-subsidy scheme in the water supply sector but an OBA subsidy scheme could be explored as a component of private sector participation or publicprivate joint ventures to provide water services to waterless municipalities,” said Llanto. He said the use of traditional official development assistance (ODA)-dependent financing channelled through government lending institutions has a somewhat moderate success in developing and improving the water supply sector. “There are limitations to the use of public funds and public institutions in financing water delivery systems,” he added. Llanto also underscored the need to rationalize the credit programs being implemented by government lending institutions. He said GFIs may be required to develop more innovative solutions or approaches to the water financing problem. -- Danielle Venz, PHILEXPORT News and Features

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some wakeup call be made on some Zamboanguenos. No one is talking about the distrust and the hatred arising amongst groups due to the three-week Zamboanga siege. The terrorism inflicted by MNLF’s Ustadz Malik had polarized the locals. There is now seething anger and distrust against Muslims, specifically Tausugs, even if many of the unfortunate innocent victims were Muslims themselves. When I was there recently, even the earnest plan of the city in not allowing the return of Muslims to where their houses were burned was being viewed as discriminatory against the tribes. I talked with ordinary folks in the streets, mostly Christians and they were angry and

distrustful at Muslims. They knew only Christians were taken and held as hostages by Malik during the siege while Muslims were freed and allowed to go. Let’s face it. We must rebuild these broken relationships amongst groups because Zamboanga is the focal center of diverse peoples coming from the neighboring island provinces of Sulu, Basilan and Tawi-tawi. Unless we heal those “social wounds”, incidents such as this one could recur. What the good lady councilor did may be reflective of that gap that we must all help to bridge. I had funny thoughts. To her Zamboanga City is good only for those who agree with her. To her those who do not share her views ought to be forever barred from entering Zamboanga City. She wanted to keep Zamboanga an exclusive enclave. She’d rather that those who “do not belong” to keep off Zamboanga. I do not blame her for being traumatized by the MNLF incident, just like many Zamboanguenos I have talked to. But as I said, her formula would not work. It is a prescription for more trouble. Because just like the Muslims and Tausugs, I would keep coming back to Zamboanga Hermosa, whether I am wanted there or not. It’s better to rebuild broken relationships and restore trust for sustainable peace. I learned this in my long work in other conflict-affected areas in Mindanao. And by the way, the last time I checked, we are still in a democracy. (Lawyer Jesus G. Dureza was government peace panel chair in the negotiations with the MILF under the Arroyo administration from 2001 to 2003 and was later named Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (2005 to 2008). He heads Advocacy MindaNOW Foundation, Inc. and was recently named publisher of the Davao Citybased Mindanao Times. This piece is from his syndicated column, Advocacy MindaNOW)/MindaNews

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berry Curve 9220 and the country’s fastest broadband Wi-Fi stick which can power up to 10 devices, all starting only at Plan 1298. Other Tattoo tablet bundles are also made available with varying numbers of free browsing hours starting at Plan 598. Tattoo Home Broadband also offered its enhanced product bundles with highspeed internet, free landline, and free unlimited landline to mobile (Globe and TM) call services. Broadband bundles were unveiled such as Plan 1099 at 1 Mbps, Plan 1299 at 2 Mbps, Plan 1599 at 3 Mbps, Plan 2299 at 5 Mbps, Plan 3999 at 10 Mbps and Plan 4999 at 15 Mbps. Meanwhile, internetonly plans that connect at

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3 and 5 Mbps were made available at Plan 999 and 1999 respectively, both with unlimited internet access. To date, over 80% of the network is already on 4G HSPA+ providing faster mobile browsing experience for customers, complementing the pilot LTE deployments in key business districts. Nearly 900 Long Term Evolution (LTE) sites in key cities and holiday destinations are now operational. At the same time, Globe continues to enhance its Service Quality with the continuing optimization and capacity upgrade of its modern network. To know more about Tattoo’s latest products and services, visit www.tattoo. globe.com.ph.

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campaigns, attractive pricing offers and product bundles. This positive response and sustained growth was a product of the company’s continued push to expand its product portfolio and its awareness of the customers’ evolving and increasing demands for nomadic and home broadband services such as the more affordable Tattoo Prepaid 4G SuperStick at P1995 alongside Tattoo Postpaid’s more personalized and consumable plans with increased surfing speeds now up to 42 Mbps delivered by the telco’s growing and expanding Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. The Tattoo Prepaid LTE devices were also launched with the mobile Wi-Fi vari-

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by 15% from last year’s 1.6 million, with both wired and wireless subscriber bases registering growths of 17% and 14% respectively. “We are happy to sustain momentum of our broadband business with game-changing offers that provide fast internet connectivity, may it be mobile or at home broadband services,” said Gilbert Simpao, Head of Broadband Business at Globe. “As we’re starting to reap the benefits of our new modern network, we will remain focused on finding new ways to delight our customers and provide them with new broadband innovations.” Robust growth in the broadband business resulted from aggressive acquisitions

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Globe Telecom, through its broadband brand Tattoo, maintained its leadership in the Philippine broadband industry with its flagship on-the-go and home broadband services after posting double-digit increases in both revenues and subscriber base as of end-September 2013. Broadband revenues leapt 22% from P6.3 billion to P7.8 billion year-on-year, the highest in the industry, on the back of the market’s positive response to Tattoo’s wide portfolio of wireless and wired broadband products that were made more affordable and relevant to subscribers. Tattoo closed the first nine months of the year with 1.9 million broadband subscribers, up

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