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steag’s damaged turbine units remain off the grid By Cheng Ordonez

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AGAYAN de Oro City -- STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI), a Mindanao coal-fired power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, remained off the grid since the Mindanao-wide blackout on Feb. 27, failing to upload a total of 210 MW, affecting power consumers in some parts of Mindanao. See steag, page 11

Cag. de Oro launched ‘Maternal care package’ Cagayan de Oro City - Starting March 4, 2014, barangay health centers in Lumbia, Canitoan and Carmen can now offer free normal birth delivery services for Philhealth members or Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) recipients. This after City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno recently formally launched “Mater-

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MisOr jail marks women’s month By Gerry Lee Gorit

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Misamis Oriental Provincial Jail observed the Women’s Month celebration with a symposium spearheaded by the Gabriela organization. There are 14 women

inmates in the MOPJ, according to jail warden Dominador Tagarda. The symposium was aimed at educating the women of their rights. This is the second year See program, page 11

nal Care Package” in said barangays. He was joined by City Health Officer Dr. Fe Bongcas, Dr. Malou Gaane of City Philhealth Office, Consultant Dr. Ramon Moreno, Mr. Marlon Arrabaca of Philhealth 10 regional office, barangay officials and workers. Cagayan de Oro City 1st District Rep. Rolando Uy and his Liberal partymate Misamis Under the MCP, Mayor Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter M. Unabia talk at the sidelights of the Interim Mindanao Moreno said no payment Electricity Market public hearing conducted on March 6 in Cagayan de Oro. The two See centers, page 11

politicians are reportedly eyeing to run again in the 2016 elections with Unabia gunning for the gubernatorial post. PHOTO BY:GERRY LEE GORIT

Beermen’s return:

SMB Inc.’s Huang believes they can THE Philippine Basketball Associations’s (PBA) oldest and winningest franchise is carrying the iconic brand once more as they step into the hard court during the start of the Commissioner’s Cup this week.

In a courtesy call to San Miguel Brewery Inc. President Roberto N. Huang recently, the Biboy Ravanes-mentored beermen were challenged to work and play hard. Huang echoed Mr. Ang’s mandate for them to stay true to the

San Miguel brand that is synonymous to brewing excellence. Huang gave each of the players and coaching staff San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bilib Cans, citing his confidence that each of them will work

hard for the team that would carry the “Samahang Walang Katulad” equity, win or lose. San Miguel Pale Pilsen’s Bilib campaign is a unique project to celebrate everyday successes, admiration See beermen, page 11

San Miguel Beermen CAN. San Miguel Brewery Inc. President Roberto N. Huang with the players and coaching staff of the San Miguel Beermen in a recent courtesy call at the headquarters of San Miguel Corporation in Mandaluyong. Mr. Huang gave each of them his Messsage in a Can to give them a boost in their return as Beermen at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup.


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MATERNAL CARE PACKAGE LAUNCHING @ CARMEN - Carmen Barangay Chairman Rainer Joaquin Uy (2nd

from left) and other health center personnel are all smiles as they gladly accept from City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno assorted medical supplies and equipment during the launching of Maternal Care Package in Carmen, Mar. 3. MCP, which was also launched in Lumbia and Canitoan on same day, offers free normal birth delivery services to Philhealth and 4Ps members when giving birth at a Philhealth-accredited barangay health centers. (City Information Office/CIO)

SP accredits more NGOs Cagayan de Oro City Two more non-government organizations have been listed as members of the city’s Local Special Bodies (LSB). The City Council during its regular session Monday presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas adopted Resolution No. 11609-2014, accrediting/ re-accrediting the Filipino Khanashokan Rapidosa Martial Arts Assn, Inc and

the KFR Philippines Karatedo Federation Region 10, Inc. in the LSB. In a letter to Vice Mayor Acenas, FKR Philippines President Cheran N. Salvado said the organization is willing to continue its free services, volunteerism and to contribute ideas for the socio-economic development of the city, especially to the disadvantaged sector. It was learned that the

FKR provides free arnis and martial arts training for the youth and elderly, hosts Arnis tournaments and capability training programs, among others. Meanwhile, the Filipino Khanashokan association makes available Olympic standard training on sports karatedo for in-school and out-of-school youth, seminars and trainings for law enforcers and Criminology students, among others.

The accreditation of NGOs is pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-70 and Article 64, Rule XIII of the Rules and Regulations implementing the 1991 Local Government Code. The committees on sports and youth development and on laws and rules respectively chaired by Councilors Yan Lam Lim and Ramon G. Tabor endorsed the resolution.

Persons in crisis can avail assistance from DSWD through AICS By Charmaine P. Tadlas

CAGAYAN de Oro CityTo provide efficient and effective protective services for the poor, marginalized and vulnerable individuals, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) based in Northern Mindanao is strengthening its Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS). The AICS is implemented to provide a range of services, such as immediate rescue, and provision of direct financial assistance, psychosocial support, and material assistance including medical, transportation, financial and burial and other services. The beneficiaries of the AICS shall be the walk-in and referred clients of the DSWD. Priority shall be given, first, to beneficiaries belonging to indigent families under Listahanan – the

DSWD’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction, second, to families belonging to the informal sector, and third, other poor, marginalized, and vulnerable or disadvantaged families. Assistance are in the form of transportation, medical, burial, food and non-food, and educational. DSWD, however, emphasizes that these assistance can only be availed based on the assessment and recommendation of the DSWD social workers and/or other authorized personnel, duly approved by the authorized officials of the Department. Financial assistance amounting to not more than P3,000 may be released immediately to the beneficiary duly approved by DSWD, while a maximum assistance of P10,000 may be extended to clients seeking medical, burial,

and transportation assistance through issuance of Guarantee Letter to service providers, such as transport companies, medical institution, pharmacies, and funeral services. Certain requirements however are requested from the beneficiaries seeking assistance: For medical assistance, clinical abstracts or medical certificates, hospital bills, prescriptions, laboratory requests, barangay certificates or valid ID of the beneficiary, referral letters if applicable should be submitted; for burial assistance, funeral contract, registered dead certificate, barangay certificate or valid ID of the beneficiary, permit to transfer / health permit, or referral letter if applicable; for transportation assistance, barangay certificate or any valid ID of the beneficiary, police blotter, and referral letter

if applicable; and for educational assistance, enrolment assessment form or certificate of enrolment or registration, school ID of the student, barangay certificate or any valid ID of the barangay and referral letter if applicable. A beneficiary can avail of the assistance only once within three months. Availment of assistance beyond this limit, however, must be supported by a justification based on the special need of the beneficiary per assessment of the DSWD. DSWD is now partnering with public hospitals and other concerned government agencies, transport companies, funeral parlors, drugstores and pharmacies, hospitals and other services providers to ensure that referred clients are efficiently and effectively assisted. (CPT/ RTP/PIA10)


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House energy committee wants IMEM suspended CAGAYAN de Oro City The House Committee on Energy recommended last Thursday the suspension of the electricity spot trading in Mindanao following objections from power distributors and consumers here. Committee chair Rep. Reynaldo Umali (2nd District, Oriental Mindoro) announced their decision to suspend the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) just as the public hearing ended here late Thursday afternoon. The committee also directed all power producers including owners of small generating facilities to connect to the Mindanao grid to help stave off a looming power crisis in Mindanao. Umali said the members of the energy committee decided to suspend the trading after those who attended the public hearing showed their overwhelming opposition to the IMEM. “This is already good as done. Once we furnish the DOE (Department of Energy) a copy of our resolution, the spot trading stops,” he said. The IMEM was operationalized by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, a private corporation owned by Henry Sy of SM Group, the Coyuitos and the State Grid of China, to tap small independent owners of generator sets to the Mindanao grid.

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The government spent at least P60 million to install the necessary hardware for the Mindanao spot market trading, but instead of lowering the rates and providing a stable supply of electricity, the island continues to experience rotational brownouts. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro) said spot market trading for Mindanao was considered because of the short supply of electricity following the shutdown of STEAG power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Rodriguez said the shortage can lead to price manipulation by power producers and distributors. “The IMEM is susceptible to price manipulation because most of its trading is unregulated,” said Bayan Muna Rep. Karlos Isagani Zarate. Industry executives estimated that if the IMEM prevailed and distributors have to buy electricity from it, consumers would pay an additional P3 per kilowatthour. Sergio Dagooc, president of the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives said the increase would greatly affect 60 percent of Mindanao’s 23 million power users which are poor families using one electric bulb to light their homes . (Froilan Gallardo/ MindaNews)

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AMANAH/ISLAMIC BANK V. Neri Street Carmen, Cdoc 858988/8587965 / 722274

METRO BANK- COGON Osmeña Hayes St. Cdoc | 726438/8572057

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METRO BANK- CARMEN Max Suniel St. Carmen, Cdoc 8581722/ 8585162

BDO – VELEZ Velez-Rn Abejuela Street, Cdoc 2314246/8572075

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BDO – SM G/F SM City, Master Son’s Avenue Upper Carmen Cdoc | 8592623/8592637

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METRO BANK- CORRALES Corrales Avenue, Cdoc | 8572635/728731

BDO – CDO HAYES Trendline Bldg.,Hayes Street, 8568151/727405

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BDO – COGON Sky hi Bldg JR Borja St. Cogon, Cdoc 8577963/ 725209/ 725203 BDO – OSMEÑA Osmeña corner Ramon Chavez St. Cdoc 724567/8563727 BDO – LAPASAN Lapasan Highway Cdoc 8563233 /8563234 / 725178

DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob (left) beams as he gives the property documents to PARO Ibrahim Marmay of Lanao del Norte during the turnover of 10 motorcycles funded under Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agricultural Development (MINSAAD) , a poverty alleviation project in 12 settlement areas in Mindanao. In Region 10, the project covers the provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte. (Photo supplied)

Mambajao ranks high as most competitive town in Philippines CAGAYAN de Oro City Mambajao has been ranked highly by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), Philippines in the 2013 Overall Competitiveness Rankings as the 24th most competitive among the 163 municipalities in the whole Philippines. In the Index Ranking per Factor, Mambajao also emerged in the Top 10 municipalities under the Infrastructure category on

Selected Specific Indicators being in the 4th place in having the Fastest Time Going to the Airport from the Central Business District (CBD); 2nd place in the Fastest Time Going to the Seaports; and is in the 14th place in the highest Ratio of Hospital Beds over Total Population. The rankings of NCC were made on the basis of an annual survey conducted to the simplified Business Per-

mit and Licensing System (BPLS) compliant municipalities/cities in the country where the data collected of standard competitiveness indicators were focused on economic dynamism, government efficiency and infrastructure. The final output of the survey was presented to the foreign dignitaries like ambassadors and attaches, business sectors, potential

investors and high ranking government officials last July 31, 2013 at the Hotel Intercontinental Manila. The municipalities with high rankings in competitiveness are the priorities of existing and potential investors. The standard indicators will also motivate LGUs to develop, maintain and manage their databases to help them assess local See town, page 11

DOLE-X holds 1st Industry Tripartite Councils Summit By Glenford C. Labial, Labor and Employment III

Cagayan de Oro City The Department of Labor and Employment-X in coordination with the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR) will hold the 1st Industry Tripartite Councils (ITCs) Summit on 27-28 March 2014 at The Apple Tree Hotel and Resort, Opol, Misamis Oriental as part of the effectiveness of social dialogue in the implementation of Department Order No. 111-11, Series

of 2011 in the creation and institutionalization of ITCs. Around 70 chairmen and vice-chairmen in both management and labor sectors representing the different ITCs in the region are expected to attend the said summit. ITCs serve as an information network specifically on labor relations issues and industry configurations in the appropriate level as well as to promote

the active participation of workers and employers in policy formulation and development. Aside from the 2014 action planning, the following relevant topics are to be presented: Productivity Gain Sharing (RTWPB), C onvergence Program (DOST), Enterprise and Appre nt i c e sh ip B as e d Program (TESDA), Labor Market Information, Labor Education and Employ-

ment Services, anti-Child Labor Program, Labor Laws Compliance System and Tripartite Certificate of Compliance on Labor Standards. To date, the following are the organized ITCs in the region: Academe, Banana, Bus, Business Process Outsourcing, Coconut, Construction, Hotels, Resorts and restaurants, Maritime, Pineapple and Sugar.

The Adopt-a-School program for Filipino children By Elena B. Pacamo

Parents want the best for their children, especially for their future. They have ambition for their children. In this, education is the key. However, due to the economic problems that affect Filipino families, ambitions have become a blur. The government allots the biggest share of the national budget to public basic educa-

tion, but due to increasing student population, it could hardly be enough. This is the main reason behind Adopt-a-School Program. This program allows private entities to assist a public schools in terms of, but not limited to, staff and faculty development for training and further education, construction of

facilities, upgrading of existing facilities, provision of books, publications and other instructional materials and modernization of instructional technologies. Education is not just something that a child should have. It is already entwined with meanings like hope, ambition and better life. Every poor family is

hoping for a better life and their only hope could be their ambition.. Adopt-a-School program is very much helpful to millions of Filipino families. DepEd and private entities should keep their passion burning in helping these families. This is a big contribution to a dynamic nation-building.

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Necessity Special Gospel of the day: Luke21:14(March8, 2014-Saturday) Luke 21:1-4-And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had: This gospel reminds us to give what is due to God with all honesty and loyalty. In Malachi 3:10-bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it. The truth is, this teaching is not abolished but this is deepened by St. Augustine of Hippo, the patron saint of Cagayan De Oro. He says, “Love offering is more than what is asked according to the law.”This means, we need to give to God more than 10 percent if ever that is the dictation of our conscience. There are many things that we can share to God and to His people like our “times, talents and treasures” but be sure that is coming from the bottom of our hearts. In 2 Corinthians 9:6-7-But this [I say], He which sowed sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which sowed bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposed in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of “necessity:” for God loves a “cheerful giver.” Therefore, give now heartily: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

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THAT MAN “DATU” ELIAS B. LOPEZ I learned from this year’s DATU BAGO AWARDS chair Guillermo “Willie” Torres, Jr. that one of the awardees in the forthcoming “Araw Ng Dabaw” is the late former Mayor Elias Baguio Lopez. Instinctively, I said: “ It’s about time!” Indeed, it’s now long overdue for Davao City to pay tribute to that “great Bagobo” leader who pioneered the transformation of this city into what it is today. It was during his years when we started marking “Araw Ng Dabaw” and its varied activities like the “Mutya Ng Dabaw”, the “indak-indak sa kadalanan” street parade, the annual Datu Bago Awards that gives recognition to outstanding Dabawenyos. He launched the city’s anthem “Tayo’y Dabawenyo”. He made everyone mighty proud as a Dabawenyo. I was a reporter of the then weekly Mindanao Times. For one reason or another, I felt I was a favorite. He would invite me regularly to take the ride with him in his Toyota land cruiser service vehicle doing quiet rounds of the city even at daybreak. Only the two of us and a driver. Our usual breakfast was “sardinas” , “bulad” and rice, “hand-to-hand combat” style, meaning, no spoons or forks but eating with bare hands in the kitchen of his house at Juna Subdivision. He was the only pure blooded “Bagobo” native to become mayor of a melting pot of migrants coming from almost all provinces elsewhere in the country. But he was not a plain, simple “Bagobo” coming out of the boondocks of interior Calinan district. During his student days when going to the big city of Manila was then not fashionable and easy, he was the “provinciano” fiery, eloquent president of the much- touted student council of the University

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City where he got his law degree with distinction. In fact, it was from him where I learned that he was already a lawyer in Manila when specially summoned to come home to Davao because the Davao political leadership, then with the late Senator Landring Almendras at the helm, was in need of a young visionary to help. He came home promptly. The rest is history. When martial law was declared in 1972, I saw him up close agonizing for being denied his hard-earned mandate as city mayor that was kept hanging for a long time - a victim of the ravages of a regime that suddenly changed the rules of the game. He eventually got his fair recompense and served as mayor for several terms with great distinction. I knew him well not only during my stint as a reporter and journalist and a chronicler of how Davao City grew and transformed under him. When I later became congressman of the 1st district, he was congressman of the 3rd district with Cong, Nilo Maskarino in the 2nd. There in the halls of Congress, I witnessed closely his excellence and work ethic as a public official. Although coming from far away in the south, he was regarded by our colleagues as a leader with national stature. He was a low-backswing golfer who enjoyed the company rather than worrying about the score. He was one who enjoyed more with Fundador brandy after a golf round with a get-together never complete

without boisterous singing. He played the guitar with a booming voice that could wake up a sleeping neighbor or win a young girl’s gullible heart. He had a heart ailment, got a bypass and told me once: “I’m almost brand new. I just had a recap”, referring to old, spoiled tires betting new treads. Alas, he did not change lifestyles that led to his early passing. He was in a rostrum making a fiery speech to an audience one day when the end came. Indeed, that man Elias B. Lopez, a proud Bagobo, is a man to remember. I think he deserves more than just a Datu Bago Award. A bust monument in some pedestal in the heart of the city may well come close to really honoring him. If we have one for “Batu Bago” whose life we barely knew except for his daunting war exploits, “Datu Elias” must rightfully deserve one. His royale bloodline may not by genetics. His is more because of life well lived in the service of his fellowman. CANADIAN AMBASSADOR --- The new Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines, His Excellency Neil Reeder visited Mindanao for the first during the week. He came with his wife and had stayed in Davao City for a few days, including an island visit at the Pearl Farm Resort at the Garden Island City of Samal. What is interesting is his story about arriving in Manila and barely unpacking his travel bags when soon after, Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas. It was his baptism of fire of sorts. So for several months, he supervised one of the big-

gest response mobilizations of a foreign country. It’s only now that he got the chance to shift from the humanitarian mode to his diplomatic role of promoting investments, business and trade relations. When I had a long chat with the ambassador at Marco Polo a few days ago, he struck as one so keen and interested about the on-going peace process in Mindanao. He said Canada will upscale its development assistance once the final peace settlement with the MILF is forged, he said. While I briefed him about the birth pains and other attendant difficulties expected with peace building and peace keeping, he was very optimistic about the future for Mindanao. He shared the optimism of many that the dividends of peace will be a life changer for the Mindanaoans. HENRY SY’S STALWART --Nowadays, when one invariably asks a child whose father is a security guard what is the nature of his father’s work, the usual answer is: “Sekyu lang” (“security guard only”). Engr. Antolin Paule, over-all incharge of giant SM malls’ thousands of security guards all the country has a vision. He wants to change all that. During the annual inspection of all security guards at the SM Premiere in Lanang, Davao City last Saturday, he said that SM’s vision for the once lowly “sekyu” is to transform their lives so that this child when asked about his father’s work will proudly say: “Sekyu gyud” (“security guard no less”). Being one of the pioneering men of SM’s megabusinessman Henry Sy, Sr. from the early formative years of what is today one of the biggest conglomerates in Asia, Engr. Paule exudes authority but is by nature down to earth as he See dureza, page 11

Natural High Think a minute… Imagine there was a safe, legal drug that not only made you feel good, but was actually good for you. And best of all, it was free! A former drug addict named William Burroughs says: “Every feeling you get on drugs you can get without drugs.” People who get high on marijuana often say they can laugh at anything. But they’re wrong in thinking that the fun comes from the marijuana. It’s actually their own ability to laugh and have fun which they already had. So all the drug problems of harming our bodies and brains, hurting our families and relationships, ruining our jobs and careers, just are not worth it. The fact is we were born

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst with powerful chemicals already in our bodies that can give us these great feelings and highs. But how do we activate and enjoy these amazing great feelings? Simply by choosing to. Did you know that fun and happiness is actually a choice? When we choose to be happy, to laugh, to have a positive attitude, and to love others, then our whole body chemistry changes. We get new energy, confidence, and a totally new perspec-

tive on our situation and life. We just feel better in every way. Victor Frankl’s true story tells about the horrible pain and torture the Jews experienced every day in a Nazi prison camp. They were treated even worse than animals! Yet Victor Frankl and some of his fellow Jews chose to have fun and enjoy every day. They simply chose to create their own life of happiness by seeing the good in each other and

the world, even with all the evil, painful things being done to them. A successful man says that you can make any kind of job you do fun. He says: “If it’s not fun, then you’re not doing it right.” Real fun and happiness only comes when you choose to change your mind and attitude. And Jesus Christ, Who gave you the ability to be happy, can help you start changing today. Just ask Him to take full charge of your thinking and way of living every day. Jesus is the One Who can help you bring out all the fun and happiness He put inside you—no matter what problems or pain you’re facing. That’s the way you can live every day with a natural high. Just Think a Minute…


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DSWD, CHED open 1,706 slots for college scholarship

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Cagayan de Oro City The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Commission on Higher Education here has opened 1,706 college scholarship grants for Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (Pantawid Pamilya) beneficiaries. Cherrylou Acobo, focal person for Students’ Grants-in-Aid Program for Poverty Alleviation (SGPPA) of DSWD Northern Mindanao, disclosed that the slots is an additional opening for the program which aims at contributing to the national government’s thrusts in effectively addressing poverty alleviation by increasing number of graduates in higher education among poor households and to get these graduates employed in high – value added occupations in order to lift their families out of poverty

and contribute to national development. Of the number of slots, Acobo revealed that CHED is now processing 3,584 applicants, who are Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries coming from the different towns and cities of the region. She added that applicants will be ranked according to their respective ratings after taking an examination administered by state universities and colleges accredited by CHED. “Those who will be included in the first 1,706 ranking will be admitted for further screening process of their chosen SUCs,” Acobo said. Meanwhile, CHED also announced on the additional accredited SUCs which can accept and enroll SGP-PA grantees for school year 2014-2015. These are Bukidnon State University

in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology in Claveria, Misamis Oriental; Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte; Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental; and Camiguin Polytechnic State College in Mambajao, Camiguin. As of second semester of school year 2013-2014, Northern Mindanao has 212 scholars enrolled at Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) campuses here and in Panaon, Misamis Occidental and at Central Mindanao University in Maramag, Bukidnon. A student - beneficiary is entitled to a maximum of P60,000 grant per school year. It means that the schol-

ar will receive P10,000 a semester for tuition fee (based on the national average tuition fees of SUCs) and other fees; P2,500 for textbooks and other learning materials; and P3,500 a month for board and lodging, transportation, clothing, health and medical needs, basic school supplies and other related costs. A scholar has to carry a full load per semester as prescribed in the curriculum and finish within the required period of the program; maintain a satisfactory academic performance in accordance with the policies and standards of the SUC; render a return service of two years after graduation in the Philippines except for highly critical courses determined by local industry and government services; and adhere to terms and conditions as stipulated in the contract.

Tatak TESDA Video Making Contest extended CAGAYAN de Oro City - The nationwide video making contest of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has been extended until March 31, 2014. Dubbed “Tatak TESDA Video Making Contest,” the contest was launched challenging the technical vocational education and training (tech-voc) graduates and schools offering tech-voc programs to create a video of their success story that will encourage other people to get into this career path. The contest has two categories: tech-voc graduate and institution. The graduate should be a holder of a National Certificate (NC) or

Certificate of Competency (CoC) in any qualification or course from 1996 onwards. He or she should be working in the country or abroad either as wageemployed or self-employed in the qualification he or she was trained. The contestant can be of any age. As for the institution, any interested school should be a holder of Certificate of TVET Program Registration for any qualification covered by the Training for Work Scholarship Program; a holder of Certificate of TVET Program Registration for the qualification of the graduate on the video and currently offering the said program; and of good standing and should pass

TESDA’s compliance audit. The graduate or the school should submit an original two to three minute video taken at the workplace or work setting using any recording device, which may be done in Filipino or English or both. The video may be in the form of dramatization, storytelling or music video and should answer the question: How did your tech-voc training change your life? The closing statement should include “Ako si ________, Tatak TESDA.” The entry should be uploaded in a Facebook account together with the entry form containing the following information: Name, address, tech-voc

training completed and where it was completed, present work, including title of position, name of employer, address of employer and salary rate. The URL of the uploaded video should be sent to tataktesda@tesda.gov.ph. The grand winners for the graduate and institution categories will be selected based on a list of criteria and the number of likes in the social networking site Facebook. Prizes at stake for the following: Best in Video (Cinematography) - Graduate: P25,000 and trophy; TechVoc Institution: P250,000 worth of TWSP scholarship and trophy; Best in Story See tesda, page 11

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DSWD chief challenges DSWD workers in Northern Mindanao in addressing poverty By Charmaine P. Tadlas

CAGAYAN de Oro City “It is more fun to do the impossible.” This was what Secretary

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during the conduct of her “Roadshow” on March 5, 2014, here. Presenting the various challenges the DSWD may face in 2014, Secretary Soliman expressed that the core challenge of the Department is to address the situation of poverty by increasing the people’s resiliency. This is done by improving the strategies of implementing social protection programs and services. The DSWD head said that the Philippines’ weather patterns have changed dramatically and those natural events have become “bigger, stronger, and

harder,” narrating the series of calamities that hit the country, including super typhoons Ondoy, Sendong, Pablo, and Yolanda. Because of this, she challenged the DSWD and the rest of the government’s adequate capacity to respond to the needs of the Filipinos “faster, better, and bolder,” by making a laser-sharp precision of identifying who, where and how vulnerable the people are through Listahanan, the Department’s National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction (NHTS-PR). The secretary also said that major improvements

shall also be done in the implementation of the social protection programs of the DSWD, which includes the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, Community-Driven Development, and Sustainable Livelihood Program, among others. With this in mind, she said that the DSWD’s aim is to move 2.3 Million Pantawid Pamilya families to self-sufficiency by 2016, increase the number of Listahanan-identified poor families covered by at least two social welfare and development programs from 3.9 million to 5.2 million, and increase the number of provinces with majority of

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Liceo Green Advocates, Bio Students boosts Biodiversity Conservation

Ms. Amadea Lucia T. Piatti, Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos, and Beatrice A. Pohl with LICEO GREEN ADVOCATES MOVEMENT and BIOLOGY STUDENTS.

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by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

he Liceo Mindanao Center for Biodiversity and Conser vation (LIMCEBCON), Liceo de Cagayan University Research and Publication Office spearhead the 3rd Mangrove Tree Planting activity, March 1 at Barangay Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro.

This is in cooperation w it h t h e L ic e o G re e n Advocates Movement and Liceo University’s Biology students and headed by Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos, the associate research director, LIMCEBCON and founder of the Liceo Green Advocates Movement. Dr. Lesley Lubos explains the need for Biodiversity conservation: “Biological diversity, or "biodiversity," refers to t he va riet y of life on earth. As defined by t he Un ited Nat ions Convention on Biological D i v e r s i t y, i t i n c l u d e s

diversit y of ecosystems, species and genes, and the ecological processes that suppor t t hem. Nat u r a l diversit y in ecosystems provides essential economic benef its and ser vices to human society - such as food, clothing, shelter, fuel and medicines - as well as ecologica l, recreationa l, c u lt u r a l a nd a e s t he t ic values, and thus plays an important role in sustainable development. Biodiversity is under threat in many areas of the world. Concern about global biodiversity loss has emerged as a prominent and

Mangrove tree planting, Ms. Amadea Lucia T. Piatti, Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos, and Beatrice A. Pohl.

Barangay Bonbon children with Ms. Amadea Lucia T. Piatti, Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos, and Beatrice A. Pohl join in the activity.

(from left) Ms. Amadea Lucia T. Piat ti (Ms. CdeO 2013 and Ms. Liceo Emerald 2010); Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos(Associate Research Director, LICEO MINDANAO CENTER FOR BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION); and Beatrice A. Pohl (MUTYA NG PRISAA NATIONAL 2013).

Preparation of Mangrove tree for planting , Ms. Amadea Lucia T. Piatti, Dr. Lesley Casas Lubos, and Beatrice A. Pohl.

widespread public issue.” “The Liceo de Cagayan Un i v e r s i t y M i n d a n a o Center for Biod iversit y and Conservation (LIMCEBCON) is a private institution that aims to contribute to the protection, restoration, conservation of wildlife and biodiversity in Mindanao” Dr. Lubos explains further. LIMCEBCON aims to design and implement various conser vat ion prog ra ms a nd proj e c t s ; a d v a nc e scientific research in diverse ecosystems; strengthen the application of science to conservation practice and publ ic p ol ic y ; de velop professional, institutional, and community capacity; promote par tnership b e t we en Fi l ipi nos a nd overseas env ironmenta l organizations, coordinating their efforts in wild nature protection; develop efficient mechanisms of fund-raising for nature conser vation projec ts; ser ve as a n education and training center

for communities, wildlife officials and visitors to the center in order to increase awareness of a nd bui ld capacity for conservation and environmental protection a nd m a n a gement ; a nd promote the sustainable use of natural resources while linking international to local environmental issues. A mong t he c enter’s research agenda are thematic areas that are of globa l and regional importance, t h i s i nc lude s: C l i m ate Change and Biodiversity conservation, Taxonomic St u d ie s on Te r re s t r i a l and Aquatic ecosystems, Biodiversity Conservation and Management, Wildlife enforcement, Ecotourism and Biodiversity conservation, Support to the Program of Work on Protected Areas, and Community Environmental Management. LIMCEBCON and the LICEO GREEN ADVOCATES MOVEMENT’s mission are Environmental Conservation and Species Protection.


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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno (left) and Xavier University President, Fr. Roberto C. Yap (right) sign the MOU on Enhancing the Capacity of Communities on Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) on March 5. (Rodolfo D. Mendoza, PIA-10)

Proposed MOA for EENT Dept at JRBGH up for SP study Cagayan de Oro CityThe proposed renewal of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) entered into by and

between the city government and the Philippine Service of Mercy Foundation, Inc. for the establishment of an

EENT Department at the J.R.Borja General Hospital is under study. In his letter to Vice Mayor

Caesar Ian E. Acenas, acting president Jesus M. Jardin said the foundation wants to further strengthen its

advocacy and renew its 30year partnership with the city in addressing Disability and Development Concerns.

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

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EVERITA R. ORGANIZA Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-429

JULIETO SALA Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-428 2009-10-240

NOTICE OF HEARING

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGTH TRUCK service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor traffic and vice versa with the use of four (4)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line;within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X 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 March 13, 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 7th day of March, 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 Dona Maria Subd.(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 March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014..

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

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LEANDRO DACANAY –Vendor WILFREDO GAITE –Vendee

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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 Case No; 2014-10-425 2009-10-337

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City PEDRITO ERMAC –Vendor MOVY RIEL ERMAC –Vendee

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

CASE NO.2014-10-426 2010-10-976

Case No; 2014-10-423 2009-10-1052 2009-10-906

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience with consolidation of cases to operate TAXI service on the line; within Iligan City and from said to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

Case No; 2014-10-427 2010-10-1156

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

GENIELYN TORCENDE –Vendor Case No; 2014-10-424 ANALIZA LABRADA –Vendee 2009-10-295

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;City Proper to Tubod Rosario Hghts. (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 March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Mar. 8, 2014

MS: Mar. 8, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City PEDRITO ERMAC –Vendor MOVY RIEL ERMAC –Vendee

UDOICTS MPC Applicant/s

Case No; 2011-10-656

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ERLINDA LUMAMBAS Case No; 2014-10-421 Applicant/s 2008-10-695

It was learned that a MOA was entered into by the parties on August 21, 2003 establishing the EENT Department for ten years under certain terms and conditions. Based on the proposed MOA, the foundation shall provide the necessary surgical supplies, medicines and instruments and technical/ professional support for the exclusive use of the EENT Department. The said department shall be under the general supervision and control of the chief of the hospital. It shall be manned by two ophthalmologist consultants and one EENT specialist who shall serve on a parttime basis. For its part, the city government shall provide a space at the city hospital for the exclusive use of the foundation as an out-patient clinic for diagnostic services, four to five-bed ward, nursing and dietary services of in-patients. Vice Mayor Acenas referred this to the committee on health and sanitation chaired by Councilor Dante Pajo for appropriate action. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FRANCISCO M. CABBACAN Applicant/s

Case No; 2013-10-1701

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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 Isabel Village Palao Riverside via Medical –Brgy. Hall (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 March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014.

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 Dalipuga (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 March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of Sale and transfer with extension certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Iligan City to Lugait, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of confersion of Mode of service from MINI BUS to PUJ service of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Catarman to Catarman via Mambajao (all in Mambajao Province)and vice versa with the use of three(3)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Malaybalay City to Quezon via Valencia City (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority to amend his present authorized route operate TH service on the line Cagayan de Oro City to any point in the Island of Mindanao, accessible to motor vehicle traffic with the use of ONE(1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 13, 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 7th day of March, 2014..

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MS: Mar. 8, 2014

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ncc to name more competitive cities, municipalities

The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) will identify more competitive cities and municipalities that can attract investments important for reducing incidence of poverty. “We can’t run the country on two or three large urban centers, we need about 15 to 20 urban centers. We need information to spread investments, development opportunities that will be (key) to poverty reduction and in building the middle class as well,” said Guillermo Luz, NCC private sector co-chairman, in a forum. Luz said the Council, with the help of United States Agency

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for Gabriela to hold such forum. Tagarda said the provincial government has given the inmates a livelihood program of coffin making. He said some 8 inmate carpenters are paid P200 each for making a wooden coffin. Since June last year, around 450 coffins have been made. Meanwhile, the provincial government has budgeted P100,000 for another training program for the inmates. Tagarda said the 10-month program will be undertaken under the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education. He said the provincial government will provide the materials and the DepEd will provide the trainors. Inmates will be trained how to make handicrafts, souvenirs, hairnets and other items as well as learn general tailoring and massage therapy. Tagarda said inmates who learn massage are paid at least P50 per session and they could even earn up to P200 from repeat customers. The MOPJ currently has some 330 inmates. Visiting hours in the facility are from 9 am to 3 pm.

Beermen... from page 1

uplift the sense of pride of anyone giving or receiving the special beer in can with a writeable space. Huang specifically cited the Beermen’s top center and the recent conference’s Best Player June Mar Fajardo. Huang wished Fajardo goodluck as he will soon star t training with the Nat iona l Te am for t he country’s comeback to the world basketball map via the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Barcelona, Spain later this year. “Give it your all—for the country,” Huang said. Shooting Guard/ Small Forward Marcio Lasssiter was likewise added to the Gilas lineup recently. Each of the players and coaching staff received from Huang Messages in a Can citing how he and the fans look up to them—from calling

for International Development (USAID)’s Project INVEST, launched the City/Municipality Competitiveness Index last year. The initiative kicked off by organizing 15 Regional Competitiveness Committees that designed the index and collected data on 285 cities and municipalities. The index measures economic dynamism, infrastructure, cost of doing business and ease of doing business in these local government units (LGUs). “This year, we will raise that number to 550 cities and municipalities to cover also first class municipalities and then

Fajardo “Kraken” (referring to pop culture’s legendary sea monster), Marata’s and Lassiter’s “pamatay sunog na mga tres,” Hubalde’s “nakakabulag na bilis,” Mercado’s “killer crossovers,” to Kramer’s strength in carrying his popular Team Kramer with his own biceps. Carr ying the Petron Blaze brand since the 2011 Governor’s Cup, the return of San Miguel Beermen was announced personally by San Miguel Corporation president Ramon S. Ang. The return, Ang said comes in time for the 25th anniversary of the team’s Grand Slam feat in 1989 where it swept all three conferences. The San Miguel franchise has won 19 championships to date. Ang added the “management expects for more championships with t he ne w gener at i on of hardworking and talented players and coaching staff.” For the 2014 Commissioner’s Cup and the team’s fresh mandate as San Miguel Beermen, the franchise will be powered by Junemar “Abai” Fajardo (15); Ronald Tubid (71); Solomon “Sol” Mercado; Douglas “Doug” Kraemer (18); Chico Lanete (26); Marcio Lassiter (13); Chris Ross (6); Christopher “Chris” Lutz (28); Yousef Taha (28); Arwind Santos (29); Paul Rico “Rico” Maierhofer (1); Paolo “Pau” Hubalde (12); Joselito “Jojo” Duncil (11); Samuel Joseph “Tata” Marata (16); and import Oscar Joshua “Josh” Boone. The team will still be managed by Gee Abanilla, with 1st Assistant Coach and Consultant John Todd Purves and Assistant Coaches David “Boysie” Zamar, Riel Banaria, Peter Martin, and Alfonso “Dayong” Mendoza. The beermen will be slugging it off with the Meralco Bolts in the start of their campaign on Friday. San Miguel Brewery Inc. is the maker of San Miguel Pale Pilsen, the company’s flagship brand from which the San Miguel Beermen has reference to. SMB Inc. also brews other global awardwinning brands such as San Mig Light, Red Horse Beer, San Miguel Premium All-Malt Beer, Gold Eagle Beer, San Miguel Super Dry, Cerveza Negra, San Mig Zero, San Miguel Flavored Beer (Apple and Lemon).

we are going to rank them... This way, as businessmen, you need to evaluate, get some basic information of what is the state of competitiveness of each city and municipality. This might help you in making a locational decision for your offices or branches in the future,” he said. Luz earlier said the Council has also worked closely with Microsoft and the World Wildlife Fund to expand the activities of the regional committees, to include software applications for city management and disaster preparedness and response, and climate change risk assessments. Apart from this initiative, Luz

said the NCC is expanding its Performance Governance System which trains selected national government agencies and LGUs in the balanced scorecard system. Their performances are evaluated in public reporting of accomplishments twice a year at special forums organized by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia. By 2015, Luz said it will be moving toward a project called Islands of Good Governance where agencies and LGUs have committed to subject their performances to external evaluation by accredited auditors. “They have agreed that they would be externally audited; in-

dependent assessment of whether they hit their targets or not. I think, this would make a huge change,” he said. Apart from these projects, Luz said the NCC will add two more Working Groups on manufacturing and national quality infrastructure this year. In 2013, it added a new Group on Agriculture and Trade Logistics. These groups are on top of the 11 Working Groups of the Council covering areas of improvement for competitiveness such as education, infrastructure, anticorruption and power. -(Danielle Venz, PHILEXPORT News and Features)

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petitiveness as well as the business environment and can be used as basis of reforms. In the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) for 2011-2016, it embarks on improving the competitiveness and productivity of the Industry and Services sectors in particular and all sectors of the economy as a whole not only a national concern but a concern among various levels of governance. The NCC was formed in October 2006 as a Public-Private Task Force on Philippine Competitiveness chaired by the DTI Secretar y in the public sector and presently cochaired by the EVP and COO of the Ayala Foundation, Mr Guillermo Luz representing the private sector by virtue of Presidential Executive Order (EO) No. 571 to address the improvement of the country’s competitiveness vis-à-vis the ASEAN cities. In Northern Mindanao, the Regional Development Council of Northern Mindanao (RDC-10) aims to position the region to highest level of competitiveness not only with other regions but also nationally and globally by mainstreaming competitiveness into its regional and sectoral development agenda. The Local Government of Mambajao has been a compliant of the simplified BPLS for four years now and is identified as one of the pilot LGUs for local competitiveness profiling. Beyond regulation, the simplified BPLS can be a strategic tool to create an enabling environment for businesses and investments. The economic dynamism of Mambajao in tourism development with all the support services, the government efficiency of the Local Government of Mambajao as well as the relevant national agencies and with the infrastructure being in place were contributory factors that made Mambajao worthy of this recognition.(Zita Maestrado-Abellare, DTICamiguin/PIA)

Jerome S oldevilla, communications officer of SPI, said “Units 1 and 2 of STEAG State Power Inc. remain offline after sustaining damage to its turbine generating sets following the reported Mindanao grid systems disturbance on Thursday, 27 February 2014. Each unit has a net generating capacity of 105 MW.” S o l d e v i l l a s ai d SP I has yet to complete the on-going comprehensive inspection and assessment of the turbine generating sets and expects to comeup with a more definite schedule and time table for the actual repair and restoration works in the next few days. SPI power plant manager Dr. Carsten Evers said the repair of the units may last for several weeks or more. Based on the initial results of the on-going inspection and comprehensive technical evaluation of the turbine units, SPI will need substantial amount of time to restore the units back on line. Dr. Evers said: “We understand and recognize the precarious and very volatile power supply condition of Mindanao and we would like to assure all our stakeholders especially the power consumers t hat SPI is working round-the-clock to restore the units back on line.” SPI has vowed to provide periodic updates on the progress and development of the restoration work s and is work i ng closely with the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Power Corporation (NPC) and other members of the energy sector of Mindanao in addressing the issue. SPI’s power plant is c u r r e nt l y M i n d a n a o’s biggest in terms of unit capacity. Since start of its commercial operations in November 2006, it has delivered more than 10B kWh of electricity to the Mindanao grid representing about a fifth of the island’s total electricity supply.

will be charged against Philhealth or 4Ps members when giving birth in a Philhealthaccredited barangay health center. He plans to expand the MCP to other 18 barangay health centers all over the city. While one of his administration’s thrusts focus on improving hospital and public health services, Mayor Moreno stressed that barangay health centers should be given top priority and concern, pointing out that the center’s management and supervision is an obligation and responsibility of the city government, and not by the barangay governments. At the same time, Mayor Moreno and party handed over initial assorted medical supplies and equipment for the Philhealth-accredited barangay health centers in Lumbia, Canitoan and Carmen. (City Information Office)

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Dureza... from page 6

he continuously raises the bar to attain the optimum standards of peace and security in every SM mall in the country. He has a human touch that warms the heart of every SM worker from a security guard, janitor, or a plain toilet cleaner. Last Saturday, some over-eager security guard throughly cleaned the barrel of his shotgun the night be-

fore ready for Engr. Paule’s usual strict inspection and wanting to make sure that the barrel was shiny and spanking without even some overnight moisture, he left a piece of cleaning paper to be removed the following morning. When called to quick formation, he forgot to do so. Of course, that did not escape Engr. Paule’s close scrutiny. From his body language, he did not want the specific guard to suffer the consequence but for command responsibility to come into play. Another lesson learned from one whose waking hours are devoted to how to raise the bar and not being content with just “what is”. Inspiring and instructive, no less.

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(Screenplay) - Graduate: P25,000 and trophy; TechVoc Institution: P250,000 worth of TWSP scholarship and trophy; People’s Choice Award - Graduate: P50,000 and trophy; Tech-Voc Institution: P500,000 worth of TWSP scholarship and trophy. The grand winner for the Graduate category will receive P100,000 and trophy while the Tech-Voc Institution will be awarded P1 million worth of TWSP scholarship and trophy. For more information about the contest, please visit TESDA Offices near you. (TESDA-10/APB/PIA10)

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