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Volume II, No. 8

Impacts of El Niño to be felt from October to April 2015 CAGAYAN de Oro City The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (DOST-PAGASA) says impact of El Niño will be felt in October up to April of next year. Anianita Fortich of DOST-PAGASA Mindanao during the Bukidnon Disaster Risk Reduction Management Summit said that farmers can still con-

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ilipino farmers face drought at the tail-end of the year or as early as June. “The current El Niño-Southern Oscillation condition is still neutral but we are expecting that it will transition to El Niño in the middle of the year,” said Thelma A. Cinco of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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Dipolog City launches “no plastic” ordinance By Mary Mae Abellon

“Meaning that based on current conditions, a fully developed El Niño is highly possible towards the end of the year,” she said. Cinco heads PAGASA’s Impact Assessment and The pebble beach in Sitio Looc, Barangay Punta Bilar in Surigao City offers a good place for enjoyment to these Application Section, Clima-

DIPOLO G City - The city government here has launched City Ordinance 13-245 regulating the sale, distribution or use of noncompostable plastic bags including styrofoam products. beach goers. The activity started with a motorcade from the city hall going to the city boulevard and a program was followed discussing the main points of the said ordinance. This ordinance shall be implemented within the facilities of the city government and other establishments like the central

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The DENR has welcomed the latest Pulse Asia survey showing an increase in the level of appreciation by the public of the Aquino administration’s efforts to protect the environment. The poll, conducted among 1,200 respondents from march 19 to 26, showed that the national government’s approval score in

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MMC Director Fr Mars Tan SJ, XU trustee Ms Ma Teresa R Alegrio and XU President Fr Roberto Yap SJ unveil the building marker of the new XU Marine Station

XU opens Marine Station in Solana, Jasaan CAGAYAN de Oro City - Xavier University formally opened the Xavier University Marine Station in Solana, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental on May 6. The Marine Station will be managed and supervised by the XU McKeough Marine Center (MMC). “This facility has been given to us to serve our community and care for

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DENR hails growing public awareness on government efforts to protect environment

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Nearly 2 million plastic bags are used every minute worldwide. That’s a trillion single-use plastic bags each year. The concern is that these plastics bags are used only once – then disposed with little or not much recycling. Instead, they end up in garbage dumps, in rivers and seas, in pretty much of the environment. Over the last century, plastic has taken over the planet. On the one hand, plastic seems a miracle material, with beneficial uses ranging from medical devices to making vehicles lighter and more fuel-efficient. On the other hand, it is a

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our environment,” said XU President Fr Roberto Yap SJ during the blessing of the Marine Station. The XU Marine Station will support researches in biology and marine biology, and related studies on the sustainable development of the environment. Adjacent to the Station is an Activity Center equipped with a multi-purpose hall,

cottages, dormitory, kitchen and a store room for meetings, public presentations, fora and training workshops related to marine research and social outreach. There is also a field site, fronting the Marine Station, which hosts marine resources and other ecosystems. It will serve as a site for training in basic See marine, page 11

the issue of “stopping the environmental degradation and abuse of our environment” improved considerably compared to the December survey, from 41 to 48 percent. Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the seven-percentage point increase was a testament to the growing See denr, page 11

Environmental groups protest NSWMC’s waste-to-energy guidelines employing incineration By Azer N. Parrocha Two environmental groups on Friday expressed disapproval of the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC)’s proposed waste-to-energy (WTE) guidelines that allow incineration as it is contrary to both ecological and waste management principles. In a joint statement, the Philippine Earth Justice

Center (PEJC) and EcoWaste Coalition indicated that the NSWMC should instead fully carry out its mandates under the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 or R.A. 9003. The PEJC and EcoWaste clarified that they are not against WTE per se, but only against WTEs that employ incineration. According to a letter See protest, page 11

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PARTNERSHIP. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano shakes hands with Simon Bakker, President of Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI) after signing a memorandum of agreement where KFI Inc, will establish a cacao plantation of 1,000 hectares each in the towns of Initao, Naawan, Manticao and Lugait. Governor Emano declared that the KFI Inc project will boost cacao production and will make the province a top cacao producer in Asia. Said plantation project will also help employ agricultural workers in these towns. Also in this photo are, third from left Lugait Mayor Wellie Lim and fourth from left, Naawan Mayor Jaime Roa along with the staff of LGU Naawan. capitol photo

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CAGAYAN de Oro City - The city government of Cagayan de Oro led today, May 8, the formal launching of the Maternal Care Package at barangay Puntod, giving opportunity to pregnant women to avail normal birth delivery services for free as its health center is now accredited with Philhealth. In his message, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno emphasized that politics should be set aside when it comes to public service, saying that the people of Puntod should not be deprived of the basic health services they deserve to avail of from the city government.

The City Chief Executive likewise appreciated the gesture of support of Puntod barangay chairman Marvin Beja and his entire barangay council as both signed a memorandum of understanding to define both the responsibilities of the city government and the barangay council for the management and operation of the barangay health center. To date, the city government had already launched the MCP to 16 of 54 barangay health centers all over Cagayan de Oro, making these health facilities accredited with Philhealth. (CIO)

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Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez inquires on the present peace and order situation of every municipality in the Province. On his right is Mr. Jonas R. Quiño (seated) from the Provincial Office of DILG.

Pelaez presses chiefs of police to address Misor drug problem MISAMIS Oriental - Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez quizzed the Chiefs of Police on the various issues and concerns on peace and order in the Province of Misamis Oriental during the two-day hearing led by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Peace and Order, Public Safety, Police and Jail Matters which he chairs. The hearing, which started on April 29 and ended late in the evening of April 30, 2014, was attended by all Chiefs of Police from each Municipality of the Province who briefed the

Sangguniang Panlalawigan on the peace and order situation in their respective area of responsibility (AOR). Based on the reports of the Chiefs of Police, the common crimes reported were physical injuries, theft, and the rising problem on illegal drugs. PINSP. Jose Regner M. Sevilleno, Gingoog City Police Station Representative, admitted that the unresolved killings in the city were linked with the illegal drugs trade. When pressed by Vice Governor Pelaez, he also admitted that there are members

in the police force who are involved in the problem. “This drug problem is a cause of utmost concern now. I am afraid that this is already affecting our high school students and as the Chair also of the Committee on Education, I am requesting all Chiefs of Police to double our efforts to address this growing drug use among our people,” Vice Governor Pelaez expressed. All Chiefs of Police manifested that they are intensifying their efforts to solve the drug problem by arresting suppliers and identifying sources of illegal

drugs in Misamis Oriental. At the end of the twoday hearing, Vice Governor Pelaez committed to require the Chief of Police of Gingoog City to attend succeeding hearings of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee on Peace and Order, Public Safety, Police and Jail Matters including the Heads of the Provincial Offices of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police (PNP), Land Transportation Office (LTO), and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), among others.


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CAGAYAN de Oro City Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla and top government officials met with Mindanao congressional leaders last Wednesday, but they “did not offer any solution” to the power crisis crippling the island with the daily brownouts lasting six to 12 hours in some parts, Mindanawon lawmakers said. Petilla, who came with top officials of the National Power Corp. and the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM), was instead pushing for the adoption of the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) as the solution to end the Mindanao power crisis. The House Committee on Energy had already recommended the suspension of the IMEM following objections from Mindanao’s power distributors and consumers during a public hearing in Cagayan de Oro on March 4, 2014. “Petilla did not offer any solution. He was asking us to give IMEM another chance,” said Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, representative

of the city’s second district. “Petilla did not go there to offer a solution. Instead he pushed for the IMEM and for the co-ops to buy the expensive modular generating sets,” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate also said. The meeting, sponsored by the House Committee on Energy, was held not in Mindanao but in the posh Sulu Hotel in Quezon City last Wednesday. Petilla reiterated the government’s proposal to adopt again the IMEM, which was already rejected by Mindanao electric cooperatives and consumer groups. Rodriguez said they have reminded Petilla about the House resolution rejecting the IMEM but he persisted, asking to meet again the leaders of Mindanao electric cooperatives in Manila next Wednesday. “Petilla did not even give us any update on the current Mindanao power situation,” Zarate said. Rodriguez said the Mindanao congressmen were the ones who offered solutions to end the power crisis, adding Petilla was

only bent on pushing for the revival of IMEM. The three solutions they offered were to fasttrack the procurement of modular generator sets, for the Energy Regulatory Commission to issue immediately the uniform rates for the electricity produced by the modular generators, and the use of a power barge in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. Rodriguez said the 25-megawatt power barge is floating idly in Nasipit town. He said the barge was among the three small b arge s pr ivat i ze d by PSALM under the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001. “If the government is serious, they can even bring the other two barges moored in Visayas to Mindanao,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said funds from the Malampaya project could be used to pay the private owners of the barges. “The Malampaya funds can also be used to dredge and rehabilitate the Agus and Pulangi hydro plants instead of selling them,” Rodriguez said.

Zarate said the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has been urging Mindanao cooperatives to buy the modular generators, which will be funded by the Malampaya funds, as a solution to the Mindanao power crisis. “Electricity produced by modular generating sets is very expensive. Many consumers will be surprised how high their electricity [bills would be] if the sets are used,” Zarate said. The Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperative has been urging the DOE to relax its regulations on the use of modular sets. The Agusan del Sur Electric C ooperative, which has already bought a modular generating set, is enjoying a brownoutfree environment while the rest of Mindanao is reeling from lack of power supply. Electric cooperatives that have no modular sets, like the Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative (MORESCO) 1, are experiencing at least a six-hour daily brownout. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)

As Mindanaonons continue to bear the costs and consequences of 10-hour daily power outages through a long, hot summer, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III called for immediate public hearings in at least three major cities in the south on the power situation. “Our people are angry,” said Pimentel, pointedly observing that “this burden has gone on too long.” Pimentel further said, “It is almost criminal negligence for the government not to be able to provide an efficient solution over the short and long term and tell our people when the situation will improve.” He said that people would cooperate “as long as they know that the solution is in sight and there is merit in making further sacrifices.” Pimentel warned that, “If they continue to grope literally in darkness, the government is courting rising social anger.” The Mindanao-born solon identified Davao City, Zamboanga City and Cagayan de Oro City as the possible venues for the public hearings as he warned against band-aid solutions. Under-generation has persisted since 2010, contrib-

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uting to economic slowdown and mounting economic and social costs. The situation gets worse every summer, Pimentel said, when low water level affects the operation of hydropower plants that account for more than 50 percent of Mindanao’s total electricity needs. Pimentel pointed out that the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has identified the chronic power shortages as the “most binding constraints” to Mindanao’s economic growth and development. Mindanao is home to more than 25 million Filipinos (2010 census) and is a major agricultural hub, producing eight of the top 10 agri-commodities exported from the Philippines


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When does less becomes more By Jinky M. Arnejo

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” –Anais Nan Everyone has the courage but not everyone has the right perspective of what it is. The courage to dream, the courage to choose and the courage to act can transform the blench and the constrict into the progressive. First, the courage to dream beyond limitation and beyond all circumstances, it is what brings us more to reality than mere fantasy. Why? Dreams help us realize, move on and just go on. It defines what’s within for it shows our own views and wants. Everything adds up as inspiration. Second, whenever there is a dream there is a choice, we must have the courage to choose. To choose where our dreams may fall, on goodness or on bad. To choose where we may fall, on less or on more. Sometimes choices are held back because of our weakness to temptation but it is up to us to decide. Lastly, the courage to act, it is when we move and apply everything and it is the hardest and most

sacrificial of all. Having the courage to dream, the courage to choose and the courage to act is just like the little boy who shared the small he had to thousands. It was during the time of Jesus Christ, and people where gathering just to see him, especially children. The little boy dreamt of seeing Jesus, decided to see Him and so he did. There was a situation and Jesus asked if anyone had food. Pretty sure if it was the only thing you had, you would really have doubts of giving it. Though, the boy gave it anyway and the food he had was able to feed thousands. See? Everything is just dependent to one’s courage, the boy showed it through generosity. For his dream, he chose and acted. Less became more. We must always have the courage to dream, choose and act because that will always helps us to transform less into more. As Mary Curie would say “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.

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Do you know anyone from your community who is worthy to be called a hero? The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (RAFI), in collaboration with Xavier Science Foundation (XSF), has brought the search for the next RAFI Triennial Awardees to Cagayan de Oro City and the rest of Northern Mindanao. A forum held at AV8 of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan last May 2 drew together representatives from various nongovernment organizations (NGOs), government offices, business sector, civic and people’s organizations for the call for nominations of deserving Filipinos who work to uplift the lives of the poor and the marginalized. RAFI extended the nomination until May 31 this year to gather a varied set of candidates in this part of the country. “The spirit of this award is to recognize the people who are making change in their communities behind the limelight,” said Roel R Ravanera, executive direc-

tor of XSF, the partner institution of RAFI serving as a focal organization in Mindanao. RAFI, a Cebu-based organization, confers the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual to a commendable person (at least 30 years old) who has poured in selfless efforts and dedication to be a catalyst of change in the lives of the less-privileged in the Visayas and Mindanao. “This country has a lot of heroes who are making a difference in the grassroots communities and that is something to be proud of,” said Dr Jocelyn B Gerra, executive director of RAFI- Culture and Heritage. “You can nominate those who really work underground, who are inspiring others and who are our role models.” On the other hand, the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for the Outstanding Institution honors an organization which has been in existence for at least three years, has an unstained track record and demonstrated integrity, leadership and compassion in its service to the society.

“The nominees don’t necessary have to have an educational degree. We accept stories from all walks of life, stories of passion and love in developing the lives of fellow Filipinos,” Dr Gerra shared, relating the story of the 5th Ramon Aboitiz Awardee for Exemplary Individual, Rene “Tatay Ete” Vendiola who didn’t finish high school but was able to push his environmental advocacies and to build his own forest in Negros Oriental. Before coming up with a shortlist of nominees, the search committee of RAFI composed of representatives from the academe, media, business chambers and NGOs will conduct an intensive screening process through paper and people trails to validate the candidates’ credentials. “The screening process usually takes eight months to more than a year because we check their accomplishments intensively. There will be interviews from time to time and we will go to their communities,” Dr Gerra said. Nominations can still be made even after the deadline. However these

will only be included in the next awarding season (in the 7th). Self-nomination is not allowed. There will be five finalists and a grand winner for each category. Aside from the trophy and the cash prize (nearly half a million pesos), the winners will be given the opportunity to travel across the Visayas and Mindanao to impart their achievements and challenges in their respective fields. The award-giving body was established on December 6, 1996 during the 30th anniversary of RAFI as a tribute to the philanthropic feats of its founders Don Ramon Aboitiz and his son Don Eduardo Aboitiz. *** You can download the nomination form here: http://www.rafi.org.ph/ event/nomination-form/ For Mindanao nominations, submit accomplished forms to Xavier Science Foundation, Inc., Manresa Complex, Fr Masterson Avenue, Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City or send them electronically to chbemata29@gmail.com.


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CAGAYAN de Oro City - Seeking to bring about social reform in the Philippine society as a whole, the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) recently joined a policy event entitled: “A Special Conference on Linking Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) and Integrated Ecosystems Management/Integrated River Basin Management

(IRBM): Putting the Poor at the Center of Development.” The two-day affair primarily aimed to draw out experiences and tackle pressing issues on the implementation of CRA-IEM/ IRBM, where the poor is brought to the forefront in order for them to maximize the benefits coming from development programs. As the audience, in gen-

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eral, has clamored for the provision of assistance to develop the agriculture sector in their respective areas through a presentation on the situation and challenges in agriculture, agrarian reform, environment, local governance and poverty, DA-10 Regional Technical Director for Operations Engr. Roxana H. Hojas explained that the department will carry on in

supporting them, provided also that the various local government units (LGUs) will do their fair share in empowering themselves through their continued participation with the programs of the agency. However, she emphasized that there will be no subsidies for fertilizers and seeds, this time around, as the DA has already diverted their focus to production

support facilities and post harvest facilities assistance. Further, Hojas underscored the need for the proponents to come up with their project proposal, especially their equity, noting that every intervention has its corresponding value in the government due to its limited resources. The event was spearheaded by the Climate Change Congress of the

Philippines (CCCP) in coordination with DA, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Convergence Initiative (NCI) and the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Management Council (CDORBMC). (JLOlson, DA-10/PIA)

Fisherman presides over BFAR-ARMM Cotabato City – A seaweed grower and trader from the island of Tongsibalu in Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi, AlHasil Nahul, will serve as ‘Mangingisdang Direktor’ or Fisherfolk Director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the whole month of May as the bureau celebrates this year’s Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month. Janice Musali, BFARARMM director, said they are hoping to give Nahul a good insight of the workings of BFAR as he performs the functions of being the agency’s director for a month, although on a limited one. Meanwhile, Musali will go to Nahul’s province to

stay in a fishing village in the coastal town of Languyan for an immersion program. The seeming role reversal known as BFAR’s Fisherfolk Directors Program is one the highlights of the yearly celebration of the Farmers’ and Fisherfolk’s Month. “It aims to strengthen the partnership between fisherfolk and the government as embodied in the Department of Agriculture Special Order No. 88 and BFAR Officer Order No. 080,” Musali said. With this year’s theme “Mangingisdang Direktor tungo sa Mas Matatag na Balikatan”, BFAR-ARMM will work with Fisherfolk WARM WELCOME. Governor Bambi Emano welcomes social work student interns from Mindanao State UniversityDirector Nahul to bring the Marawi City to the province of Misamis Oriental. The Governor assures students support that they will learn and advocacy on the sustainable apply various insights in humanitarian service and social work to their respective communities after their six-month See fisherman, page 11

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RET. BRIG. GEN. ROBERTO P. DUMALAHAY (GSC) AFP APRIL 11, 1958 – MAY 08, 2014 Wake is at his residence in Crossing Landing, Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines. Necrological Mass and Interment will be on Monday, 2014 at 9:00 A.M. at Shepherd Meadows, Malaybalay City. BGEN Roberto P. Dumalahay is survived by his wife, Cristita, and children, brothers and sisters.


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Disrespect S pecial G o s p e l o f the day: John15:917(May10, 2014-Saturday). John 15:9-17-As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love: Isaiah 59:2-. But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid [his] face from you, that he will not hear. In 1 John 3:4-whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. This means that “our sins can separate us from God” and this is showing our “disrespect to His love and goodness.” The truth is, if we love a certain person, we want to be with the person all the times and even forever because this is the dictation of our hearts. But some people are just saying it and not doing it. In Matthew 15:8-this people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. What are the commandments of Jesus

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Now you see, now you don’t I just cannot figure out why until now Mindanao is experiencing the notorious vanishing electric power especially during summertime when people need their air conditioning units and electric fans to operate to battle the biting heat of the sun. It Is a case of now you see, now you don’t. And why Luzon and the Visayas have no such problem throughout the years? And this same old problem in Mindanao had been there since I was a little boy. What is happening to Mindanao and its leaders? Are we second class citizens who deserve second class service and second class concern of our national government? I think I can see some kind of irregular stature here. We have the Maria Cristina Falls that gives out energy to some parts of Mindanao and giant generators but still we have regular brown outs. The Visayan and Luzon areas do not have complaint about brownouts.

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Ben Emata Jr. It is strange that such things are happening in Mindanao only and one of the regular brownout cities is Cagayan de Oro. What is happening with our government on this particular concern? I urge the government agency which undertakes this section to use all its resources to give little smiles to the angry Mindanaoans who suffer the usual heat and darkness. This problem of brownout is not supernatural where our engineers and scientists cannot do anything. This plain human discovery, invention or whatever should be within reach by our specialists. This is an age-old problem and I really cannot un-

derstand why it seems there is no solution. I am just wondering why the Visayas and Luzon areas are served better with electric lights. In other countries there is no such thing as brownout. I have been in the state of California for twenty five years now and I cannot remember a minute when we had brownout. When I was in Manila, there were brownouts too but it did not last an hour.. It is only in Mindanao that brownout is almost regular and considered part of living and natural wonder. I am calling our leaders specially the congressmen and senators to have a better look on the problem. During election time they can repair/re-

habilitate anything but on off election season they are quiet as if they are not part of the problem. To whom can we turn to? To the thieves who operate during darkness or what. People are tired of brownouts in Mindanao. Many businessmen are losing profits and many thieves prosper better during dark hours. As I said I was wearing short pants when this problem had been existing and until now I already have eight grandchildren and still the same old darkness exists. I am perplexed, I am astonished, I am wondering.. Maybe we can require power distributors to provide generators of their own to sustain power when there is failure. The government must think about this to solve this matter. The government may hire electrical engineers from other countries if our own staff cannot handle this effectively. (benemata@ yahoo.com)

Wishing life away Think a minute… Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else. When we’re at work we wish we were home relaxing. We wish we had a different job and career or a different boss. We wish we were rich. But we can wish our life away. The simple fact is we’re not somewhere else, we’re right here! Meantime, life is passing us by while we spend our time making retirement plans. Then, even if we finally get something we wished for, we still keep wishing for

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst something more because it’s become our state of mind—always wishing for something else. So we don’t even enjoy the things we already do have. So don’t wait until you’re not too busy before you get close to your kids. Enjoy them now. They’ll never be this age again. Don’t wait until you buy or build that new house or until you make more money. And

don’t wait until you retire, because then you might be too tired! You see, each day is made to have its own special experiences and memories of fun, love, and lessons to learn. So grab and squeeze every bit of life you can out of today, because this day will never come back again! A very successful woman said, “Do your best this moment, so you can

be prepared and in the best place for your next moment and opportunity.” That’s why Jesus promises all His followers that if we are faithful and productive with our small responsibilities now, then He will bless us with bigger opportunities later. But first, we must decide to start living for Jesus His successful, right way every day of our life. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you for living your own way and always wishing you had more? Jesus will take charge of your life and help you to fully enjoy what you already have, as well as all the more that He wants to give you. Just Think a Minute…


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By ROBERT S. ZEIGLER

Norm Borlaug had no illusions that the Green Revolution was anything other than a means to buy the world time. Time to get our house in order to stabilize our populations, generate the knowledge that would allow us to support ourselves without destroying the environment, and enable most people to live in dignity. The expectation, he told me in several conversations in the early 2000s, was that we as societies would take up the new knowledge and use it wisely. As an intellectual direct descendant of the architects of the Green Revolution, it is heartbreaking to see their noble endeavors attacked by people claiming to defend the environment and the interests of the poor. I know that, if we continue to listen to the shrill cries of antitechnology zealots, we will be distracted from taking on and solving the most serious problems that face us and our grandchildren. Like many of my colleagues, I came to agriculture via the environmental movement. My university readings included Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Muir, Thoreau, the Whole Earth Catalog and, perhaps most importantly, Paul Ehrlich and the Paddock brothers, whose bestselling books predicted mass starvation in Asia. Being part of the organization of the first Earth Day (April 22, 1970) at the university was key, as was a sense of social justice. My mother’s side of the family dug themselves to their deaths mining the coal seams of western Pennsylvania. That, together with the war in Vietnam and the global social upheaval of the 1960s, instilled a healthy distrust for authority and big business, and a knee-jerk response

whenever possible to “stick it to the man.” As a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaïre (now known as Democratic Republic of the Congo), I saw close-up the havoc unleashed by an epidemic in the cassava crop. I witnessed the ecological destruction as villagers desperately slashed and burned swaths of tropical forest to meet immediate food needs. I was preparing myself for a career in plant ecology, but the misery caused by crop diseases was clear. They could be triggered by human mistakes and ecological disruptions, but they could also be tackled through human ingenuity and science. I made contact with the only person in the U.S. I could locate with an interest in cassava diseases, Professor H. David Thurston at Cornell University. He was a contemporary and close colleague of both Borlaug and Peter Jennings – who developed the first semi-dwarf rice varieties that launched the other half of the Green Revolution. Dave opened the door for me to international agricultural research. He also regaled me with endless tales of the personalities who, trudging their way through small farmers’ fields in the 1950s and 1960s with funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, strove to transform the lives of desperately poor farmers. All these greats had something in common – a fire in the belly to try to make a mockery of the doomsday predictions of Ehrlich (The Population Bomb) and the Paddock brothers (Famine 1975). The flaw in these predictions was obvious to me, even as a student. They assumed that the future would be like the past. The role of science was precisely to make the future different from the past. By the late 1970s and early 1980s, the shortcomings of the early phase of the Green

Revolution were becoming clear. The most serious were the overuse of pesticides and fertilizer, and the inevitable transformations of the rural sector, where many, many gained but some, especially those in marginal environments, lost out. A backlash began among leftist academics who viewed the Green Revolution as a way for capitalist governments and multinational corporations to subjugate small farmers. This view was helped by the fact that some oppressive West-leaning governments were avid champions of the Green Revolution. As the worst examples of the Green Revolution’s side effects became manifest, environmental concerns became part of the mainstream consciousness, culminating ultimately in the United Nations Rio conference of 1992. But that conference framed a false dichotomy that continues to this day, between a healthy environment and idyllic, contented farmers on one side and a high-yielding agriculture on the other. I began to experience cognitive dissonance. My firsthand experience with impoverished small farmers in the developing world was placing me at odds with my ideological brethren. Our understanding of genetics and the ability to proactively manipulate how plants behaved and responded to the environment was becoming a reality. Many of us saw this as a way to reverse the negatives of the Green Revolution and open the way for, in the words of Sir Gordon Conway, a “doubly green revolution.” It was easy to see that we could engineer into crops resistance to insect pests and pathogens that would eliminate the need for spraying toxic chemicals that sickened every organism they touched. Even better, we could now

help the people left behind because they lived on lands plagued by droughts or floods that wouldn’t support modern crop varieties. I have seen this dream validated. India’s untouchable communities (the lowest class) often farm on marginal flood-prone land. The International Rice Research Institute’s flood-tolerant rice is most useful to these farmers and promises to transform the lives of millions. In short, we saw modern biology as a driver for transforming agriculture into a tool for protecting the environment, meeting food needs, and reversing millennia of injustices that condemned certain segments of the population to the worst land. Sadly, while we were working to make our dreams reality, the strange brew of anti-corporate sentiment, extreme environmentalism, romanticized traditional organic but land-hungry agriculture, and fear of new technologies boiled over to create a powerful anti-technology backlash. The extreme regulations for genetically modified crops demanded by self-proclaimed protectors of the environment had the perverse result that only the largest multinationals could afford to develop such crops. Predictably, this resulted in the same camp denouncing the growing domination of agriculture by multinationals. As costs for developing crop varieties escalated, the few seed companies that could afford the work focused only on areas with large markets. Marginal farmers were once again excluded. This time, though, who is to blame? (SciPhil) (Dr. Robert S. Zeigler is the Director General of the International Rice Research Institute. The article first appeared in the February 2014 issue of Cosmos magazine.)

Reflections on happiness, sex, money and death By Jinky M. Arnejo

Happiness is a choice. No amount of money nor any material possession can provide us with true happiness. It must be earned and drawn from within. Happiness may be achieved by working on the consequences that will make us happy. We may travel to places that will enliven our mood, do things that we love to do or go with people who can brighten up our spirit. But where, when and how can we achieve true happiness? Mahatma Gandhi says, and I believe, that it is with what you think, what you say, and what you do which are in harmony that draws happiness. Even with the simplest day to day activities we are indulged in, the few minutes of prayer in a quiet room, a stroll in the park and even with the cuddling moment with our love ones can bring true joy in our hearts. Happiness, therefore, is not a ready-to-use gadget but a product of one’s consciousness to be happy. Sex, often believed as a taboo, is something that a mature person

needs to reflect on. As one of the basic needs such as food, water, and clothing, sex is more than just fulfilling the desires of the flesh. It is more than just fulfilling the pleasures of the body. Sex should be an expression of love, acceptance and trust in a relationship. It is a gift shared by a couple in the affirmation of their intimate feelings. Sex is also a manifestation of good health that is evolved from a healthy lifestyle and diet. For one can never enjoy the pleasures of sex in the state of illness. In one of the songs of the Beatles, the lyrics state, “I don’t need too much for money, for money can’t buy me love”, is worth pondering on. Today’s world has inculcated too much passion on accumulating wealth. Emphasis is given to the benefits of earning and gaining enough money. We miss the essence of why money has to be earned. Is it not to earn for a living or for a yearning? If we yearn, then money can never be enough. We can never be contented and fulfilled. But

money earned for a living will even be more than just to sustain our basic needs. As we often hear, money is the root of all evil, then for evil to triumph in our lives is to long for more than just what we need. But for love and peace to reign in our hearts, let us live within our means. Death, in all ways, is a tragic experience for many. It is the end of life. The separation from our lovedones. However, it is a mystery of life. It one needs to know the purpose of life, then he must understand the purpose of death. If one wants to fully understand the meaning of life, he must understand the meaning of death. For like a seed, it must first die to gain back its life. A person’s death, as we Christians believe, is a beginning of life too. Once our physical being is buried on earth, then we commence a life with our Maker. Finally, life is what we make it. Our choices... our actions... our life.

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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 QCC CORPORATION Case No; 2014-10-783 Applicant/Vendor 2007-10-295 NOTICE OF HEARING

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NORLINDA BAZAR -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-774 SPS SALIC M./MUSLIMA M. PANGADIR -Vendee 2009-10-1297

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line ;Within Iligan 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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 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;B1;Cogon Market to Bulua (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 10, 2014

MDN: May 10, 2014

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

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

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

ANNALIZA QUIZON Case No; 2014-10-776 Applicant/s

ALI B. EMBA -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-779 CARMELITO DE GUZMAN -Vendee 2009-10-534 Applicant/s

ALEXANDER CODILLA CaseNo;2014-10-780 Applicant/s 2009-10-528

MIGUELITO REUYAN -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-782 ALFREDO CARVAJAL -Vendee 2009-10-774

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

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 Brgy. San Miguel –St. Mary (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 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 Baraas –NFA via Laville (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for Approval of substitution of line of certificate of public convenience with amendment of line to operate PUJ service along the line ;City Proper to Sta. Elena Steeltown (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

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 Iligan City and from said place to any point in Region Xand vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 10, 2014

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

NAMRAIDA TOMONDOG Case No; 2014-10-777 Applicant/s

OLIVER O. LEYROS Case No; 2014-10-775 Applicant/s

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 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 One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution of certificate of public convenience and with amendment of route to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Sta. Elena –Steeltown (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

LEONARDO BONTUYAN Applicant/s

CASE NO.2014-10-781 2009-10-297

MDN: May 10, 2014

MDN: May 10, 2014

NOTICE OF HEARING

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MDN: May 10, 2014

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

VICTORIANO PAGARA -Vendor Case No; 2013-10-968 YANEZ, DIONISIO -Vendee 2008-10-008

NOEL S. RAVIDAS Case No; 2014-10-772 NELYBETH T. ALIBIO 2009-10-1993

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NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

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 and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience and amendment of line to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro City to Alubijid, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer of ownership with extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line;Carmen Market to Lumbia and vice versa with the use of ONE(1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Bugo/ Puerto and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on February 20, 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 14th day of February, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 10, 2014

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

MDN: May 10, 2014

JELMAR J. BERTOLDO -Vendor MARCELINO G. PAPA -Vendee

Case No; 2014-10-786 2005-10-1311

MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014

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

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

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

NAMRAIDA M. TAMONDOG Case No; 2014-10-778 Applicant/s

ELAH FABRIA - Vendor Case No; 2014-10-419 VIGINIA DUMAGUIT/ Vedee 1009-10-503

EULOGIO ACAMPADO Case No; 2013-10-847 Applicant/s

LEO CAYTERO Case No; 2014-10-784 Applicant/s

ROMEO DOLOR Case No; 2014-10-773 Applicant/s

JESSIE PAGMANOJA Case No; 2014-10-785 Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution of certificate of public convenience and with amendment of line to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Green Hieghts –Del Carmen (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 May 15, 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 9th day of May,2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of validity to operate TAXI Airconditioned service on the line;services ;within Cagayan de Oro City to any point with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Pagatpat and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line ; Cagayan de Oro City to Claveria, Mis. Or. And vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For Approval of sale and transfer of validity to operate TH FRIEGHT TRUCK service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of substitution with amendment of route of service to operate PUJ service on the line ; Cagayan de Oro City to Lugait, Mis. Or. And vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 15, 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 9th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 10, 2014

MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 10, 2014


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DOE enhances measures for Mindanao power situation

The Department of Energy (DOE) continues to improve and push for short-term and long-term measures to address the current power situation in Mindanao, a statement said. One of the options for Mindanao that the government offers is the resumption of an enhanced Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM), allowing for re-nomination three hours before the actual trading interval. This gives ECs the flexibility to adjust their IMEM exposure by allowing them to factor in the actual available output of their power providers, and the demand requirements for the particular trading hour. This is an improvement from the previous day-ahead market for the management of all available power supply in the region. Last month, Secretary of Energy Carlos Jericho L. Petilla together with the energy agencies met with the Presidents and General Managers of Mindanao electric cooperatives (ECs) to clarify and resolve concerns on the operations of the IMEM. As a result of the meeting, the DOE recently issued Department Circular DC2014-05-0010, which incorporates the agreements made with the stakeholders to implement demand-side bidding with ECs being the ones who will set the price of power and minimize the price volatility for customers. Trial operations of the enhanced IMEM are targeted within the month. It may be recalled that the IMEM has been suspended last February following the

power system collapse in the region. Other activities to resolve operational and commercial issues and concerns are likewise currently being undertaken. Likewise, the Mindanao Interruptible Load Program (ILP) is still in effect. ILP serves as an option for Distribution Utilities like Davao Light and Power Company and electric cooperatives to ask their big load customers to serve their own power needs by using their own generator sets in the event that all available mechanisms implemented to ensure supply are not enough to cover the demand for electricity. In retrospect, to facilitate participation in the IMEM and ILP, the DOE and ERC have issued Department Circular 2014-03-0006 and ERC Resolution No. 4 of 2014, allowing the power generators to operate even if their Certificate of Compliances (CoCs) are still in process. In addition, the Modular Genset Program (MGP), offered as early as July 2013, is an on-going measure. It remains to be available on voluntary basis and gives options for electric power providers and consumers to manage their requirements. According to the National Electrification Administration (NEA), which has been tasked to implement the program, over P100 million out of the P4 Billion fund sourced from Malampaya Funds have been currently provided to Mindanao ECs who willingly availed of the program. Alongside these measures, the DOE continues

Brownouts hamper voter registration KORONADAL City, South Cotabato - Prolonged power outages in the service area of South Cotabato 1 Electric Cooperative (Socoteco 1) have caused some delays in the continuing voter registration, an official of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) here confirmed. Atty. Jay Gerada, provincial election supervisor, said in a radio interview that not all Comelec offices under his jurisdiction own generator sets that may be used during power outages. Such situation, he said, has led municipal and city election officers to make adjustments with their schedules to accommodate more registrants before the

scheduled power curtailment. They also advised residents to take note of the schedule of brownout in the area where their Comelec office is situated and to come for transactions in times outside of power interruption schedule. Every morning, Socoteco 1 which serves most areas of South Cotabato posts power advisory on its Faceboook Account, Socoteco 1 Koronadal. This power advisory identifies the areas that would experience rotational brownout at certain times of the day. The same advisory is also sent via text messages to consumers who have enrolled in the cooperative’s See HAMPER | page 11

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to encourage the entry of MW Southern Mindanao new power investments, Coal-Fired in Sarangani as a long-term solution for have started construction the Mindanao power situ- and are expected to come ation. Through the DOE’s online in 2015. Meanwhile, aggressive promotion of the the 405 MW Coal-Fired country’s energy portfolio Power Plant of FDC Utilities to power developers since Inc. in Misamis Oriental is 2010, power projects includ- targeted to come online by May 2014megawatts (MW) September 2016. ing09the 300 Coal-Fired Therma South Moreover, the Mindanao Energy Project and the 200 supply situation is likely to NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers Subject: REVISED Load Shedding Schedule & groupings for May 9-14, 2014

Due to the Continuing Power Supply Shortage in Mindanao 09 May 2014 DAILY LOAD SHEDDINg SCHEDULE AND NOTICE REVISED to All CEPALCO Customers FEEDER gROUPINgS May 9 to 14, Subject: REVISED Load Shedding Schedule & Groupings 2014. for May 9-14, 2014

Due to the Continuing Power Supply Shortage in Mindanao

Please see below the REVISED DAILY LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE Again, CEPALCO would like toCEPALCO caution customers that AND FEEDER GROUPINGS within the service area forthe theactual period May 9 to 14, switch off 2014. and switch on time may vary from the announced schedules depending on the actual load curtailment levels imposed by Again, would like to caution every customers NgCP CEPALCO on CEPALCO, which changes hour.that the actual switch off and switch on time may vary from the announced schedules depending on the actual load curtailment levels imposed by NGCP on CEPALCO, which changes every hour. Time of Brownouts 8:00AM-11:30AM (3 hours 30 minutes) 11:30AM-3:00PM (3 hours 30 minutes) 3:00PM-6:30PM (3 hours 30 minutes) 6:30PM-10:30PM (4 hours)

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GROUP 1 AREAS gROUP 1 AREAS CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 1: 1. Greater portion of the City Poblacion along Hayes St. from Daumar St. up to Pabayo St.; S.Daumar St. up to corner JR. Borja St.; all CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 1: of Mortola St.; portion of JR Borja St. from Mortola St. up to corner Velez St., including Aguinaldo St. up to corner Justo Ramonal St., 2. Along Pabayo St.; including portions of C. Pacana St., JR Borja St., Gomez St., Cruz Taal St., T.Neri St., Abejuela St., Hayes St. and Gaerlan St. from Pabayo St.. 3. Along Corrales Ave. from Justo Ramonal towards FICCO corner Fernandez St., including Yacapin St. Towards Capistrano St., 4. Portions of T. Chaves St. from Corrales Ave. up to Tiano Bros. St. including portions of A.Velez St. from Hayes St. CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 2: 1. Along Hayes St. from Camaman-an towards Capt. Vicente Roa St. up to corner Justo Ramonal Ext., including Pinikitan, Adela, Balangiao area, Quirino St. and Yacapin Ext.. 2. Along J. Ramonal Ext. from Sto. Niño, Cogon towards V.Roa St. and R. Chavez St. up to Corrales Ave. towards corner A.Luna St.; D. Velez St., JR Borja Sts between V. Roa St. and Mortola St.(PNB/ Everbest) towards Daumar Sts. To Yacapin Ext. up to Doña Nieves St. 3. All of Nazareth Subd. and Ramonal Village. From Hayes-12th Sts towards 12th -21st Sts.; along 21st from 12th St. to T.Saco-6th Sts. up to corner 21st – 2nd Sts. 4. Along 21st St., Nazareth from corner 27th St. towards 20th,15th up to 14th St. including Asian Crystal Compound. 5. Along 14th St., Nazareth from corner 10th St. towards 11th, 12th, 13th, 23rd, 21st up to 26th St including Xavier University Grade School. 6. Along 15th St. Nazareth from corner 9th St. towards 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 23rd, 24th, 21st up to 26th St. including Barangay Hall, Tennis court and Gym. 7. Along 16th St., Nazareth from corner 9th St. towards 10th up to 11th St. CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 3: 1. Portions of Camaman-an along JR Borja Extension from junction of Macajalar-JR Borja Extension up to Cronin Village including James Way Hatchery. CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 4: 1. Portions of Camaman-an near and including towards Manto to the San Jose and St. Vianney Seminaries, greater portion of Camamanan proper towards Bontong, Bolonsori up to Upper Camaman-an and Hayes Subdivision including Tipolohon. 2. All of Limketkai Commercial Center, including McDonalds, PNB and Allied Bank; Pearlmont Hotel, Hotel Conchita, Malberry & Discovery Hotel. 3. All of Osmeña St. from CM Recto towards Cogon up to corner Hayes St; JR Borja St. bounded by V.Roa and Rojas Sts.; Limketkai drive; including Sta.Cruz, Lapasan near Bagong Lipunan/Parasat. 4. Along CM Recto Ave. from corner Agora Road towards Maharlika Bridge. 5. Portion of A.Luna St. towards all of Mabulay Subdivision including portion of the Provincial Capitol and Provincial Hospital Area. 6. Medical Center area along and bounded by Capistrano St., Echem St. up to corner Akut St., A.Velez St., and Recto Ave.(UCCP side), including all of Consolacion.

improve with the partial availability of the 100 MW out of the 210 MW of the STEAG Coal Fired Power Plant at last day. Even with STEAG augmenting the supply in Mindanao, the DOE appeals to the public to conserve electricity and water to be able to sustain the water elevation needed in operat7. 8. 9.

ing the hydropower plants in the region. With all these measures, the DOE ensures that the government is one with all the people in aiming for the stabilization of the power situation in Mindanao that will not only result to supply reliability but will also take into consideration consumer acceptability. (DOE)

Corrales Ext. from Gaabucayan St. towards most of PPA area. J.Pacana St. from Recto Avenue towards all of Macabalan area. All of RER Subdivision Phases I & 2 including Dolores compound; towards Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. along Maharlika Highway; Polymedic Medical Plaza, all of NHA-KSS Subdivision and portion of Bayabas near Manila Broadcasting Radio Station to Capisnon area; including Westbound Terminal Area.

CARMEN FEEDER 1: 1. Greater portion of Carmen proper along Lirio St. from Trinity Tree St. towards Oak St., Max Suniel St., Vamenta Blvd. upto corner Jasmin St. including Waterlily St. and Carmen Market area. 2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. from Mabolo St.. 3. Portion of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including: portions of Ipil St. and Mahogany St. from Fernandez St.; Madonna & Child Hospital; and; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext.St., Guani Coliseum and Maharlika Police Station. 4. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang. PUEBLO FEEDER 2: 1. Portion of Upper Carmen, Upper Balulang and all of Brgy. Lumbia including; PNR Sawmill, Shop and transmitter; Pueblo de Oro, Camella Homes, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights, Xavier High School, Golden Glow Village, Golden Glow North 1 & 2, Hillsborough, Philam Life, Morning Mist, all of Gran Europa including Portico, La Mirande, Lissandra, La Buena Vida, Frontiera and Montana, Vista Grande & Vista Verde Subdivisions; including Silver Creek Subdivisions; Lumbia Airport & Rio Verde and BPC plant. TAGOLOAN FEEDER 1: 1. Portion of Natumulan old road from El Mundo down to Casinglot, Tagoloan 2. All the Barangays of Bugo, Puerto, Upper Puerto to Alae area, Tinao, Agusan and Balubal area, Tablon, up to Nestle. GROUP 2 AREAS BALOY FEEDER 2: 1. From Suy Sing Warehouse-Umalag, Tablon down to Barangay Baloy, Cugman, Gusa, and greater portion of Lapasan 2. Upper Gusa, Indahag, Malasag, FS Catanico. 3. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan St and portion of Lapasan particularly Sto. Nino and Tabaco. 4. Lapasan-Camaman-an road from Pimentel,Sta.Cruz towards LKKSNatasha bldg. including Grand Caprice and Bagong Lipunan up to Cogon. 5. Greater portion of Osmeña St. from corner A.Luna St. to corner Hayes St; JR Borja St. bounded by V.Roa and Rojas Sts.; portion of Limketkai drive from Osmeña St. to LKKS-Shell; CARMEN FEEDER 2: 1. Portion of Carmen along Yacal St. towards Lirio St., portion of Vamenta Blvd from Poldo’s Lechon towards RN Pelaez Blvd., Waling-waling St. up to GSIS area including Ferrabrel St., Mango St. and portion of Rosal St. and Marigold St.. 2. All of Kauswagan proper, Bonbon and Bayabas. 3. Along Montalban St. from near Tiano Bros. St. towards Burgos St., del Pilar St. and Magsaysay St. including portions of Macahambus St. and Abellanosa St. from Burgos St.. 4. Portions of Antonio Luna St. from corner Corrales Ave.; towards vicinities along Apolinar Velez St. up to corner Mabini St. including portion of: Macahambus St. from Apolinar Velez St. and Tiano Bros. St. from Macahambus St. CARMEN FEEDER 3: 1. Greater part of Patag including Calamansi Drive, Camp Evangelista, Apovel subdivision, Terry Hills subdivision and Anhawon, Bulua area. 2. Along 6th Division Road from Calamansi Drive up to Bulua Rotonda 3. Greater part of Bulua from Bulua Rotonda towards all of Iponan. MACASANDIG FEEDER 1: 1. Hayes St. from corner A.Velez St. towards City Hall area & Burgos St., along T.Chavez St. from Burgos St. up to Tiano Bros. St. - including portions of Tiano Bros. St., Rizal St., Capistrano St. from Hayes St.; and; Dolores St.. 2. Along Burgos St. from T.Chavez St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Abejuela St., Tirso Neri St., Cruz Taal St. and Gomez St. from Burgos St.. 3. Surroundings along Mabini St. from corner A.Velez St. towards Capistrano St. up to corner Gomez St. including portions of Tiano Bros. St. from Mabini St.; Yacapin St. from Capistrano St. towards Burgos St.; and; C.Pacana St., JR Borja St. and Gomez St. from Capistrano St. 4. Along Pabayo and T. Saco Streets from Dolores towards Clementino Chaves St. up to 15th-26th St., Nazareth. including 15th St, 5. Along 26th St., Nazareth from corner 15th St. towards 14th up to portion of Apollo St. 6. Greater portion of Macasandig, all of Tibasak, all the way to Taguanao. PUEBLO FEEDER 1: 1. Portions of Carmen: along vicinities of Villarin St. towards portion of Canitoan-Pagatpat Road; including St. Mary’s Academy (formerly Cathedral School of Technology), Golden Village, City HospitalDOH Area, COWD reservoir and Seriña St. from Villarin St. down to Madonna and Child Hospital. 2. Max Suniel St. from Villarin St. down towards portion of Mabolo St.; including Matilde Neri St., Dabatian St. and Cagayan de Oro College area; and; portion of Lirio St. area. 3. Portions of Upper Carmen towards Dagong including SM CITY; PRYCE HOTEL; SPUM & SEARSOLIN. TAGOLOAN FEEDER 2: 1. Portion of Natumulan, greater Tagoloan proper, all the Barangays of Baluarte, Pulot, Sugbongcogon, and Gracia, Tagoloan. 2. All the Barangays of Sta. Cruz, Mohon, Sta. Ana, and Sto. Rosario, Tagoloan including Kimaya, Villanueva. 3. All the Municipalities and Barangays of Villanueva and Jasaan. We hope all CEPALCO customers & the public in general will be guided by this announcement. THANK YOU.

Released by: Marilyn A. Chavez Senior Manager Customer & Community Relations Dept

MS: May 10, 2014


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The Philippines’ leading airline, Cebu Pacific Air (PSE:CEB) slashes 75% off fares across its domestic network, in a seat sale from May 8 to 11, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from June 1 to September 30, 2014. Up for grabs are 75% off fares to all its 33 domestic destinations, including Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Iloilo, Manila, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran and Zamboanga. CEB operates an extensive Philippine network, operating approximately 60 domestic routes. It has six hubs in Manila, Cebu, Davao, Clark, Iloilo and Kalibo, making inter-island

travel fast and affordable. “With this 75% off seat sale, we offer fare and route options so guests can attend events and seminars, and visit local festivals slated between June and September this year,” said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog. Iyog urged guests to book their flights and plan their trips early. Events during this seat sale travel period include the Cebu Business Month and Baragatan Festival in Puerto Princesa in June, and the Bohol Sandugo Festival and Roxas Diwal Harvest Seafood Festival in July. Every August, Davao celebrates its Kadayawan Festival and Dumaguete is alive with the Silliman University Founders Day.

Each September, there is also the Daragang Magayon in Albay, the Tuna Festival in General Santos, and the Penafrancia Festival in Naga. “It would be great if more people get the chance to travel during these festive celebrations, because each one is unique to the city or province. We remain committed in supporting the government’s tourism agenda, and encourage everyone to find out more about fun Philippines,” said Iyog. For bookings and inquiries, guests can go to www.cebupacificair.com or call reservation hotlines (02)7020-888 or (032)2308888. The latest seat sales can also be found on CEB’s official Twitter (@cebu-

pacificair) and Facebook pages. Those looking for hotel deals to go along with the seat sale fares may also visit www.agoda.com/cebupacific . Agoda.com is Asia’s leading and one of the world’s fastest-growing online accommodation platforms, offering the best possible price to a network of more than 390,000 properties worldwide. CEB’s 51-strong fleet is comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 30 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. It is one of the most modern aircraft fleets in the world. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 11 more brand-new Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft.

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and Olleh TV Play. Globe also won the same category last year for mySUPERPLAN, taking the telco to the frontier of global telecommunications landscape with game-changing products and services. With Google Free Zone, Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers get easy and instant access to Google Search, Gmail, and Google+ on their feature phones and smartphone without any cost via http://libre.ph. All a subscriber needs is an internet-capable handset to search the web, send and receive e-mails, and share experiences anytime, anywhere, minus the mobile browsing charges. With the new mobile browsing offer, Globe extends the unique experience of being online all the time even to its most budget-conscious subscribers.

“This citation testifies to our commitment to a wonderful world of innovative services that our customers can avail. With Google Free Zone, we connected millions of Filipinos to the Internet for free at the comfort of their smartphones. Every Filipino enjoyed being online with Google Free Zone without having to pay for data charges, from searching about the latest buzz around the world, to convenient and easy access to e-mail, to sharing experiences via Google+. This pioneering innovation paved the way for one of the best mobile internet experiences out there, with the availability of an offer where e-mail, search and social networking are all rolled into one at no cost,” shares Peter Bithos, Chief Operating Advisor at Globe. Aimed at first-time mo-

bile Internet users who often find basic services like email, mobile web browsing and social applications expensive, Free Zone allowed users to search the Web and access the first page of websites from the results without getting charged. If they click further, users are directed to a page where they can subscribe to a data plan to continue. But for as long as they stay within the Free Zone, charging will not take place. In addition to getting Most Innovative Telecom Project award, Globe Telecom was also hailed as Best Asia Telecom Carrier for having received the highest number of points across award categories. The Philippine telecommunications company also topped this year’s list of finalists worldwide with seven nominations in 12 categories.

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tology and Agrometreology Division. The cycle that weather scientists call the El NiñoSouthern Oscillation or ENSO is the year-to-year variations in sea-surface temperatures, convective rainfall, surface air pressure and atmospheric circulation across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. In the Philippines, El Niño brings dry weather and drought while La Niña means more rains, typhoons and floods. Indicators of ENSO have remained “neutral”, which is neither El Niño or La Niña, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in mid-April. Two-thirds of climate models predict that the phenomenon would begin sometime between June and August, with a few suggesting it could start as early as May, and the remainder seeing no El Niño at all this year, said the WMO, the United Nations weather body. “Sub-surface water temperatures in the tropical Pacific have warmed to levels similar to the onset of an El Niño event, and climate models surveyed by WMO experts predict a steady warming of the tropical Pacific during the months ahead,” according to the latest WMO Update. The most recent El Niño events – only two in 15 years – occurred between June 2009 and May 2010. Meanwhile, harvesting of rainfed lowland palay is in full swing and below normal yield is expected in most regions due to moisture stress experienced by crops, said Cinco in PAGASA’s latest Impact Assessment for Agriculture. PAGASA’s Impact Assessment and Applications Section regularly issues a monthly bulletin that provides food security managers, economic policy makers, agricultural statisticians and agricultural extension officials with information on the current and potential effects of climate and weather variability on rainfed crops, particularly rice and corn. “The termination of the northeast monsoon particularly during the last week of March signaled the start of warm and humid conditions in the country,” Cinco said in the latest bulletin. Good to near normal yield is anticipated in some parts of the country like Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas, the Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao region and Southern Mindanao. Standing early planted wet season corn in some parts of the country experienced good crops and weather condition. General assessment of rainfall for March showed that above to way above normal rainfall were experienced in most parts of central and eastern Visayas, the Davao region, the Zamboanga Peninsula, northeastern and southern Mindanao, Southern Luzon and Bicol. During the last two to three months, below to way below normal rainfall were observed in most of the Cordilleras, Ilocos, Batanes, Central Luzon, Mindoro and the Camarines provinces. (SciPhil)

ecological survey methods and techniques. “These components complete the basic make up of a good research facility: a set of indoor laboratories, a field site for experiments, and facilities for training/workshops,” explained Fr Mars Tan SJ, MMC director. “MMC has already generated a 3D bathymetric and resource map of the coastal site as a source of baseline information for present and future studies,” he added. Building on the past, shaping the future “XU is building on its past and shaping the future,” said Fr Yap. A Jesuit priest, Fr James McKeough, was one of the pioneers of marine science when it started in the Philippines in the 1960s. He started XU’s Marine Biology program which launched marine science education in Northern Mindanao. In 2006, the McKeough Marine Center was formally established as a research and social development arm in the field of marine science. “We have a good, strong program in Marine Biology,” said Fr Yap, “and we have a chance to strengthen our achievements through the marine station.” Fr Yap emphasized that caring for the environment is part of Jesuit mission. “You cannot be a Jesuit university if you don’t have a clear environmental program,” he said. XU’s approach in the protection of the environment has been to look at the whole ecosystem from the ridge to the reef. The Marine Station will, thus, not only support researches in marine science but also support environmental research in general. “Let this be a facility we can use to shape the future,” he said. Dr Hilly Quiaoit, XU vice president for Research and Social Outreach, related that XU had a marine station in Bulua during the 1980s, but because of the developments in the area, it became an unsuitable site for a marine station. The search for a new location was started in the 2000s. It took many years before they finally found the place in Solana, Jasaan. The blessing of the XU Marine Station was graced by members of the Macajalar Bay Development Alliance, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Philippine Coast Guard, local government units, Samdhana Institute, alumni of XU’s Marine Biology program, and members of the XU community.

written by PEJC co-founder and co-trustee Atty. Gloria Estenzo-Ramos, the WTE “encourages mixing of wastes, in clear violation of R.A. 9003.” EcoWaste national coordinator Aileen Lucero, meanwhile, said in a statement that WTE-incineration “won’t hold water if wastes are dealt with according to the law.” She added that only a mere two to four percent of generated wastes would be available for them to burn, “making the whole thing economically unviable and simply nonsensical.” “Add that the process emits hazardous substances, violating even the Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, which the DENR (Department of Environment and Natural Resources), the NSWMC Chair, is also supposed to implement,” she noted. Ramos also suggested that the NSWMC should focus all its strengths on performing its clear roles and working on its backlogs. She was specifically referring to the commission’s mandate to come up with and promulgate the list of non-environmentally acceptable products, which, once done, would eliminate garbage woes. On another note, both groups have also launched a campaign dubbed as the “Kilusang Bayan Kontra Pagsusunog ng Basura” (People’s Movement against Waste Incineration) to thwart the establishment of new WTE incineration ventures and stop ongoing WTE incineration projects in the country. (PNA)

public market, fish port complex, the integrated bus terminal and “talipapa” or small market in barangays. It is said to be implemented on a phase by phase basis starting May 1 and every Friday shall be “No Plastic Day” at the central public market, bus terminal and small market in barangays. Moreover, during “tabo” or market day at Fishport Comlex every Friday and Saturday, the “no plastic day” shall also be imposed. “I urge our fellow Dipolognons to bring their own recyclable bags or containers to place their purchased goods inside. What we frown upon is the use of thin film plastic bags which constitutes a bulk of our waste here in Dipolog City,” said Councilor Kenny Val U. Ong, chairman on Committee of Environment and Natural Resources (CENR). “Let’s go green for the environment. Let’s be environmentally aware. Less waste equals a healthier and cleaner environment,” he added. So far, Dipolognons responded favorably to the said ordinance. Both the sellers and the buyers are observed to have been complying with the law. Some vendors are using paper bags while the fish vendors are using banana leaves in wrapping the fish. Meanwhile, customers are bringing their own baskets, disposable bags and containers when buying. “This shows that both the establishments and the people are giving their full support and cooperation to make better Dipolog.” For ever y violation, a fine P 1,000 shall be imposed on an erring establishment and P100 on the buyer. (FPG/MAA/ PIA-Zamboanga del Norte)

curse, allowing for the seemingly cheap mass production of disposable materials that fill up landfills, cloud the oceans, choke wildlife and sully vistas. Filled with additives that lack a safety record, plastics have been linked with health concerns, including certain types of cancer and infertility. While plastics can be used and recycled wisely, the majority of those produced are neither. Many communities around the world have attempted to free themselves from their addictions by implementing bag bans or fees. The oldest existing bag tax is in Denmark which passed regulation in 1993 requiring plastic bag makers to pay tax based on the bag’s weight. There was an impressive 60 percent drop in plastic bag use. Other European countries where consumers pay for plastic shopping bags – either through law or voluntar y initiatives – include Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Latvia and The Netherlands. Throughout the European Union, member states will soon be required to take measures to reduce plastic bag use 80 percent by 2019. Reducing the amount of plastics in the marine environment has been a major driver of bag regulations in Europe and elsewhere. The European Commission notes that in the North Sea, the stomachs of 94 percent of all birds contain plastic. Plastic bags have been found in stomachs of several endangered marine species, such as green turtles, loggerhead turtles, leatherback turtles, black footed albatrosses and harbor porpoises. The desire to protect the whales that migrate off the coast of Tasmania led to Australia’s first local plastic bag ban in 2003. Now half of Australian states and territories ban plastic bags. Beyond the seas, the reasons for taking action against plastic bags vary from malaria outbreaks associated with bags collecting water in Kenya to sewers clogged with plastic bags exacerbating flooding in Bangladesh, Cameroon and the Philippines. Cattle choking on plastic bags gave impetus for bag regulations in Texas ranch country and in Indian communities concerned about the sacred cow; in the United Arab Emirates, the concern is for camels. In South Africa, where plastic bags caught in bushes and trees had become so common that they were called the national flower, a ban on the very thin non-biodegradable bags that tear readily and easily blow away went into effect in 2003. The world’s strictest antiplastic bag implementation strategy may be in Rwanda. Since a ban went into effect in 2008, international airline passengers have been forced to surrender plastic bags brought from abroad. In China, where plastic bag pollution was widespread, a few cities and provinces tried to introduce policies to limit bag use in the 1990s. But poor enforcement led to limited success.

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public awareness and appreciation of government initiatives to preserve the environment and address the most pressing environmental issues. The Pulse Asia survey rated responses on 11 national issues covering law and order, graft and corruption, environment, job generation, population growth, wages, poverty, and inflation.

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tinue with their activities right now. She said that although El Niño will affect our country, it is not immediate. She said that despite the heat, the Northeast Monsoon or Amihan and high pressure will still cause rainfalls to Mindanao especially from November to March of next year. It starts over in Siberia where February will be the coldest. She said this is the effect of meeting of cold and warm air which is usually called the Tail End of the Cold Front. Meanwhile, when winds converge, clouds form called Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). This could effect to Low Pressure Area or a Tropical Cyclone. In the western portion of the country, rainy season will take effect from July to September caused by Southwest Monsoon or Habagat. She adds that due to climate change, change of pressure and change of wind pattern, typhoons like that of ‘Yolanda’ which only happens once in 15 years could now happen once in three years. (JMOR/PIA10)

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use of aquatic resources and promote the Fisherfolk Registration (FishR) program to wider audience. Nahul is set to do radio guesting, market and fish landing tour, and take part in the national congress of fisherfolk directors. Nahul said he is elated to have been chosen as this year’s ‘Mangingisdang Direktor’. “Di ko inaasahan na ako na laging babad sa init, nakababad sa alon, andito ngayon sa opisinang nakaaircon,” a candid Nahul said. He said he will do his best to be helpful to both the BFAR and his fellow fisherman. “I hope I can inspire everyone to work even more and encourage further cooperation between fisherfolk and the government,” he said. (Bureau of Public Information)

In the United States, 133 city- or county-wide antiplastic bag regulations have been passed. Bag bans cover one of every three Californians and virtually all Hawaiians. SciPhil

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SMS system. “At present, the effect of rotational brownout to the voter registration is minimal, considering that we still have about 385 days to conduct voter registration,” Gerada observed. “Despite the brownouts, if every day there are people who would come to Comelec offices for registration we will achieve the target voter registrants,” he added. He, however, appealed for understanding among registrants who may have to wait longer to complete their registration, considering that a Comelec office usually has only one data capturing machine, which is also dependent on electric power for its operations. Started on Tuesday, the present voter registration will continue until October 31, 2015. It covers registration of new voters, reactivation of registration for those who were deactivated for failing to vote in the last two regular elections, transfer of registration from one place to another, and correction of entries of voter records. Comelec offices are open from 8:00 am until 5:00 p.m., from Sunday to Thursday. According to Republic Act 10367, otherwise known as the Mandatory Biometrics Registration Act of 2013, voters who fail to submit for validation prior to the May 2016 elections shall be deactivated from the voters’ list and shall not be allowed to vote On Wednesday, the entire coverage area of Socoteco 1 experienced total blackout from 12:33 p.m. until 2:38 p.m. when the 69kV subtransmission line tripped with a pole of Line 2 in Barangay Bukay Pait in nearby Tantangan town. Besides this, the cooperative also implemented two sets of two-hour power curtailment in its coverage area. Socoteco 1 General Manager Santiago Tudio reasoned that the current power interruption is due to the massive deficiency of power supply in the Mindanao grid due to the repair of 210-megawatt STEAG coal-fired power plants and the reduced capability of the Agus and Pulangi 4 hydropower plants. As of 6:00 a.m. (May 8), power deficiency in the Mindanao grid was at 354 MW, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. Since Monday, May 5, Socoteco 1 has placed the 12 MW modular generator set it rented from the Mapalad Power Corporation on 24/7 operation. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12)


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