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agayan de Oro City - Thirty-five (35) stu dents and graduates of Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) will jointly undertake site assessment of the 3,000 hectares reforestation project under Republic Act No. 10452.

Republic Act. No. 10452 calls for the reforesting of 3,000 hectare of public land in the city. Authors of the bill, Representatives Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd district of Cagayan de Oro) and Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr. of Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN) were instrumental in the partnership of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and MUST of Cagayan de Oro City for the site assessment activities. See must, page 11

DA sets El Niño mitigation measures

CAGAYAN de Oro City “Let us be on the guard to any calamity,” says Regional Director Lealyn A. Ramos of the Department of Agriculture, Regional Field Office 10 as she encouraged the farmers, the public and the agri-stakeholders to be prepared for the onslaught of long dry season. The DA in coordination with the Local Government Units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao has prepared mitigating measures to abate the effects of the long dry season to agriculture sector. DA has put in place irALMOST DRIED-UP. Sawaga River, Malaybalay City’s main source of potable water, has almost dried up in this photo taken on 10 May 2014. Sawaga is a tributary of Pulangi River, where the water level has also gone down worsening rigation projects like small the periodic power shortage in Mindanao which relies heavily on hydropower sources. MindaNews photo

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Tagoloan sub-port surpasses El Niño weather to spawn customs collection by P500M violent typhoons - PAGASA BY:GERRY LEE GORIT

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, a sub-port of the Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao, exceeded its collection target for January-April 2014 by P498,632,401. According to BOC-10 administrative officer Atty. Roswald Joseph Pague, the port registered a total collection for the

period of P2,355,947,790. The total collection for the same period last year wa P1,857,315,389. Pague said the sub-port also exceeded its collection target for the period by P76,045,790. The collection target was set at P2,279,902,000. He added that the efforts of port collector Chona Sarte in enforcing the directives of the customs bureau resulted

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Typhoons could become violent this year because of the El Niño weather. El Niño doesn’t mean just drought; it could bring strong tropical cyclones, said Dr. Landrico U. Dalida, Deputy Director for Operations of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical

and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). This is because hotter temperatures than normal have been observed over the Pacific, causing more evaporation and thus condensation, bringing more rains in the Central Pacific, a mix that could spawn stronger

typhoons, he explained. “Westerly winds will get stronger because of the effect of El Niño and typhoons normally tend to shift northwards, towards Northern Luzon,” he told Malaya Business Insight. The Sea Surface Tem-

the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje said that the seven-year Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Program (INREMP) aims to redress the severe land and water degradation that has occurred in important watershed areas and by promoting the use of native species.

“INREMP is akin to the National Greening Program because it also targets to rehabilitate some one million hectares using 58 million indigenous tree seedlings that will be raised and grown under the project,” Paje explained. Aside from helping remediate past biodiversity losses, Paje said the project – which runs from 2013

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Restoration of 4 major river basins in full swing - DENR

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is embarking on a project to restore over a million hectares of watershed areas in four of the country’s major upper river basins. The four river basins are Chico in the Cordillera Region, Wahig-Inabanga in Central Visayas, Bukidnon CAGAYAN SUNSET. The setting sun of summer provides a picturesque view of the in Northern Mindanao, and Lake Danao Watershed in Cagayan de Oro River, 12 May 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

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Pact for integrated coastal management in CDO okayed CAGAYAN de Oro City The City Council during its regular session Monday, May 12, presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas enacted Ordinance No. 12777-2014, authorizing mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the barangay council of Macasandig and the Community Environment and Natural Resources OfficeDENR region 10 for the implementation of the Basura Livelihood Project and Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in the barangay.

These are part of the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) project which is a national strategy to ensure sustainable development of the coastal, marine environment and resources. It may be recalled that the city forged a MOA with the DENR for the ICM project, which will benefit three barangays of the city with a budget of P120,000 for each barangay. Pursuant to the MOA, the city shall download the project budget to Macasandig, assist the barangay

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with various concerned agencies, among others. For its part, the barangay council of Macasandig will allocate an area for the establishment of the Basura Livelihood Center and MRF; establish a project trust fund bank account for the proper management and protection of the project fund income; and develop the capability of beneficiaries

to adopt proper solid waste management approaches, among others. Meanwhile, the DENR, through CENRO Initao shall provide the technical assistance in the implementation of the project, assist the barangay in the preparation of the project operation plan, intensify education campaign and monitor and supervise the

project operation in close coordination with the CENRO and other concerned agencies. The ordinance was reviewed and favorably endorsed by the committees on environment and natural resources chaired by Councilor Zaldy Ocon and on laws and rules chaired by Councilor Ramon Tabor. (LCR/CdeOSP/PIA)

Members of Panaw Multipurpose Coop in Sumilao, Bukidnon gladly pose with the checks they received as indemnity from the DAR-PCIC Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Agricultural Insurance Program. (Photo supplied)

Farmers receive indemnity from DAR-PCIC program

MALAYBALAY City Twenty-seven (27) farmers from Sumilao town in the province of Bukidnon received on April 28 their indemnity claims from the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) at the DAR Municipal Office. These farmers had planted corn during the last cropping season in 2013 when tropical depression Agaton struck Mindanao in January, this year. The continuous rains that lasted

for more than two weeks flooded their farms and destroyed their crops. Fortunately, a tie-up program between DAR and PCIC was forged earlier in 2013 through the Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Agricultural Insurance Program (ARB AIP), which was designed to indemnify the farmers in case of damage to rice, corn, high value crops, farm animals, and the life of the farmer as well, caused by calamities

or any fortuitous event that may occur. Agrarian reform beneficiaries nationwide were encouraged to enroll in the program which was fully subsidized by DAR. Checks with total amount of P252, 394.77 were distributed to the 27 beneficiaries who are members of the Panaw Multipurpose Cooperative. The coop staged the the historic Walk for Land, Walk for Justice from Mindanao to Manila

in Nov. 2007. “Abi nako wala na gyud koy madawdaw o madaginot sa akong nadaot nga tulo ka ektaryang maisan. Apan salamat sa Ginoo, tinood diay nga motabang ang atong goberno...” (I never thought I could get anything from the damaged 3 hectares corn farm. But thank God our government is sincere to help us), said Restituto Anlicao, a farmer claimant. (Remegio Danuco/ERS/ DAR-10/PIA)

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The City Council committee on education is appealing to parents of children enrolled in all public schools to fully support the Brigada Balik Eskwela Program, which starts on May 19 until May 24, 2014. Councilor Adrian L. Barba, chair of the committee, reiterated the cooperation of parents and other stakeholders matters as well in the success of the children.

in school. The Brigada Eskwela program is an annual activity implemented by the Department of Education (DepEd) under DepEd Order No.454, known as National Maintenance Week, to ensure the smooth opening of classes in June. “Providing a clean, healthy environment in schools is basic to achieve better learning,” Barba added, as he urged parents, alumni

of public shools and other stakeholders to share in efforts to prepare the schools for their children. Accordingly, the Philippine Army will be sending troops to help the Brigada Escuela. DepEd welcomes donations of paints, fluorescent tubes, plywood, cement, loads of sand and gravel for minors repairs of classrooms and pathways. With the long dry season,

Barba expects that schools and premises are dirty and dusty and that some classrooms may need repainting jobs. The comfort rooms also need to be sanitized, he said. Barba asked teachers to report to concerned departments all dilapidated structures, including electrical and water connections that need immediate repair to ensure the safety and convenience of students.(ELB/CdeOSP/ PIA)

City calls for support on Balik Eskwela program


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Tree planting highlights Brigada Eskwela 2014 By Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

KOKO FILES GRAFT CHARGES AGAINST DA OFFICIALS. Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III files graft and corruption charges against four officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for allegedly forging his signature to facilitate the release of P10 million to a non-existent organic farming project in Surigao del Sur. Named respondents in the 12-page criminal and administrative complaints were Agriculture Undersecretary for Administration and Finance Antonio Fleta, Supervising Administrative Officer Delia Ladera, Chief Accountant Charie Sarah Saquing and Telma Tolentino, officer-in-charge of the budget division. (Photo by Albert Calvelo)

Multi-sector group backs national greening effort DAVAO City - Over 2,000 seedlings of hardwood trees will soon become forest foliage in this city’s upland area, as a multi-sector group conducted a tree planting activity last month in support to the National Greening Program (NGP). The city government of Davao, the Mindanao

Development Authority (MinDA), and several other organizations led the planting of Narra, Molave, and Big-leaf Mahogany seedlings at a designated miniwatershed located in Sitio Upper Kibalang in Marilog Disrtrict. “We cannot be here forever. In fact, I am about to

retire. By training members of the local community on how to take care of the environment, we hope that the knowledge will be kept and propagated among the people of this barangay,” said Martin Obrero, supervising environmental specialist of the City Environment and Natural Resources

(CENRO). He added that the seedlings planted in the miniwatershed would be taken care of by volunteers from the local community for a minimum period of three years to ensure their survival and maturity into full-grown trees. See group, page 11

OZAMIZ City, Misamis Occidental - A treeplanting activity will highlight this year’s Brigada Eskwela or the National Schools Maintenance Week (NSMW), observed from May 1924, in Ozamiz City. Conducted by the Department of Education, Division of Ozamiz City (DepEd-Ozamiz), the NSMW is a school maintenance effort that engages all education stakeholders to contribute their time, effort and resources to ensure that the public school facilities are ready in time for the forthcoming school opening. Dr. Rebonfamil R.Baguio, Schools Division Superintendent of DepEd-Ozamiz, said the week begins on May 19 with a caravan in the respective schools of the city followed by a kick-off ceremony in their respective areas. In a memorandum to all Public Elementary/Secondary/School Heads and Supreme Student Government Program Advisers, Baguio also suggested the

following schedule of activities: May 19, cleanliness, readiness and preparedness, as well, as School Level Advocacy on Disaster Preparedness, to include putting up of school, earth quake drill and fire drill signages. May 20, check up/inspection.repair of water and sanitation facilities, pipes, drainage and plumbing fixtures, water, closet, lavatory, faucet, etc. May 21, repairs and repainting of classrooms, chairs, armchairs/desks, tables/furniture, ceiling, windows and doors, door jambs, grills and hardware, and electrical wiring and fixtures. May 22, cleanliness of school grounds and gardens/areas utilized for Gulayan sa Paaralan, Solid Waste Management, practice of waste segregation, summer reading and other school intervention and May 23, tree-planting around the school premises (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)


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Hypocrisy Special Gospel of the day: Luke11:4246(May17, 2014-Saturday). Luke 11:42-46- for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats i n th e sy n a g o g u e s , and greetings in the markets. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over [them] are not aware [of them]. Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also. And he said, Woe unto you also, [ye] lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers: This gospel teaches us to know the exact meaning of tithing to our God. Supposedly, in giving offering to God,

we must also share our blessings to our brothers and sisters around us. There are people who are up to date in giving to the church but greedy towards the people around them. It is an act of “hypocrisy” if we are generous to God but we are not doing it to the needy. Another point, this gospel reminds us to become humble and fair in relating our neighbors. In 1 Peter 5:5-likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Are you humble? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong BalinoDr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

Is the Bible the inspired word of God? By Jason Carlson and Ron Carlson

During a question and answer session at a recent speaking engagement, a university student asked me, “Why do you believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God?” Now this is a very interesting question; and probably one of the most important questions any Christian could ask themselves. What is so special, so unique about the Bible that Christians believe it is literally the inspired word of God? In answering this student’s question, I encouraged him to consider the following facts about the Bible: First, the Bible is not just one single book. This is a more common misconception than many people realize, especially with people who do not come from a Judeo-Christian background. Rather than being a single book, the Bible is actually a collection of 66 books, which is called the canon of scriptures. These 66 books contain a variety of genres: history, poetry, prophecy, wisdom literature, letters, and apocalyptic, just

to name a few. Second, these 66 books were written by 40 different authors. These authors came from a variety of backgrounds: shepherds, fishermen, doctors, kings, prophets, and others. And most of these authors never knew one another personally. Third, these 66 books were written over a period of 1500 years. Yet again, this is another reminder that many of these authors never knew or collaborated with one another in writing these books. Fourth, the 66 books of the Bible were written in 3 different languages. In the Bible we have books that were written in the ancient languages of Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic; a reflection of the historical and cultural circumstances in which each of these books were written. And finally, these 66 books were written on 3 different continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe . Once again, this is a testament to the varied historical and cultural circumstances of

God’s people. Think about the above realities: 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1500 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents. What’s more, this collection of books shares a common storyline- the creation, fall, and redemption of God’s people; a common themeGod’s universal love for all of humanity; and a common message- salvation is available to all who repent of their sins and commit to following God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength. In addition to sharing these commonalities, these 66 books contain no historical errors or contradictions. God’s word truly is an amazing collection of writings! After I had shared the above facts with this student, I offered him the following challenge: I said to him, “If you do not believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, if you do not believe that the Bible is of a supernatural origin, then I challenge you to a test.” I said to the student, “I challenge you to go to any

library in the world, you can choose any library you like, and find 66 books which match the characteristics of the 66 books in the Bible. You must choose 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1500 years, in 3 different languages, written on 3 different continents. However, they must share a common storyline, a common theme, and a common message, with no historical errors or contradictions.” I went on to say, “If you can produce such a collection of books, I will admit that the Bible is not the inspired word of God.” The student’s reply was almost instantaneous, he emphatically stated,” But that’s impossible!” It truly is impossible, for any collection of human writings. However, the Bible passes this test. The Bible contains 66 books, written by 40 different authors, over 1500 years, in 3 different languages, on 3 different continents, with no historical errors or contradictions. The entire Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, bears the See bible, page 11

Let go of the controls Think a minute… A pilot was flying his small airplane, a Cessna 150, when suddenly he lost control. His plane began spinning and falling to the ground! He panicked and began doing everything he could think of with the controls. Finally, after a few seconds, he remembered his teacher’s words of instruction: “If you ever go into a spin and start falling in this plane, the Cessna 150, just let go of the controls! This kind of plane will stop falling and fly straight again by itself.” But letting go of the controls and trusting the plane to fly straight and save him was the hardest, scariest thing for this pilot to do.

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst Finally, he pulled his hands off the controls and waited. After many seconds of his Cessna plane spinning and falling, it returned to just normal, level flying and he was safe again! Even though the plane fell more than half a mile, the pilot survived because he trusted the plane enough to let go. If you’re in trouble or going through a major problem, decision, or crisis in

your life. You may be feeling like you must do all kinds of things to fix it. But nothing you’re doing is working, so you’re frustrated and worried. You know the best thing you can do is what that pilot finally did. Just take your hands off the controls and stop trying to change and fix that situation or person yourself. It’s hard to do, especially if you feel you’re the only person who is trying

to do anything about it. But why not just let go and ask Jesus to forgive you for living your own wrong way. Then, ask Him to take full charge of your whole life, including your problem. Put every area of your life into God’s hands: your future, schooling, job and family, all your worries and problems. It’s only then that Jesus can start making everything in your life work together for your good and happiness. Every day, Jesus will help you know what you should do, and also how to trust Him to always do His part. It’s only then that you’ll finally have real peace and confidence, even while you’ve got problems. Just Think a Minute…


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Philippine agriculture is growing at an anemic rate. And that’s unfortunate because the Philippines is an agricultural country: one in three Filipinos work in farms. And agriculture accounts for about 12 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). From 1989 to 2009, according to the World Bank, Philippine GDP has grown at an average of 3.61 percent yearly. However, agriculture has contributed little to the GDP. The Gross Value Added (GVA) by crops, which has contributed roughly half to GVA within those two decades, grew only by an annual average of 2.42 percent. Fisheries, the next largest

contributor to GVA, was a positive marginal contributor, growing an annual average of 3.68 percent. Livestock and poultry, the third largest contributor to GVA, grew substantially. However, its contribution to GVA grew by an annual average of 3.22 percent, below the GDP average growth. The “Philippine Agriculture 2020” report of the National Academy of Science and Technology lists strategies to increase agricultural productivity. One of these is the use of modern technology. Genetically modified (GM) corn principally involving integration of Bacillus thuringensis genes, developed abroad, has been planted in the Philippines since 2002. By 2013, around 800,000

hectares – or about 70 percent of the 1.2 million hectares planted to yellow corn annually – had been planted to GM corn. Since GM corn yields much higher than non-GM corn, this adoption of a modern technology has had a tremendous effect in stabilizing corn prices and supply. Corn being a major component of animal feed, the animal industry got a boost. In 2014, in part because of this success story, the Philippines exported corn silage. This success story was achieved without subsidy to farmers who willingly paid for high-cost GM seeds to obtain the substantially higher yields. Local researchers have developed a similar technology based on the See agriculture, page 11

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Lot No. 025-14

CARGORO WORLD LOGISTICS CO. LTD A.P NO. 1st Advertisement

3 Units Kia Sportage 2 Units Kia Sportage (CKD) (Completely Build Units are either dilapidated, lack parts, dented, with broken window or broken windshield, old model 1999)

Floor Price:

Php 210,000.00

Floor Price:

“As Is Where Is”

Lot No. 026-14

Container No. : TCKU-918584 1 unit Starex Van (Aqua Blue) dilapidated, lack parts, dented, broken window, broken windshields, old model (1999)

A.P NO. 1st Advertisement “As Is Where Is” Php 80,000.00

Container No. : SCZU-561362

Lot No. 027-14

PANTOS LOGISTICS S.I NO. 01-2013

1 Unit Used KIA Sorento Color: Black Model: 2002 VIN: KNAJC52182AQ011511 Engine No: DCB2437001

Floor Price:

Php 200,000.00

Lot No. 028-14

RICARTE GALDO, SR. S.I NO. 06-2013

Floor Price:

“As Is Where Is”

Location: MCT 1 Unit Toyota RAV/RAF 4 Station Chassis No. : JTB72sc11w0188563 Engine No: 3S242479716

“As Is Where Is” Floor Price:

Php 250,000.00

Lot No. 029-14

ESTHER DAVID TRADING S.I NO. 07-2014

Floor Price:

Php 250,000.00

Lot No. 030-14 Lot No. 029-14

VARIOUS CONSIGNEES ESTHER DAVID TRADING S.I NO.S.I 07-2014 Various / A.P Nos.

Location: MCT

9 Pcs. Used various Equipment and Replacement Parts 1 unit Used Mini Backhoe 1 unit Used Mini Road Roller

“As Is Where Is”

Container No. : BMOU434642-0 19 unit Used Hyundai (green, 1996 model, broken Pcs. Used various Starex Equipment and Replacement Parts front window rear door, rusty) 1 unit Usedand Mini Backhoe

1 unitNo.: Used Mini Road Roller Engine DUBBY435520 VIN No.: KMJWWH7BPVU016535 Container No. : BMOU434642-0

“As Is Where Is” Floor Price:

Php 250,000.00

Lot No. 030-14

VARIOUS CONSIGNEES Various S.I / A.P Nos.

1 unit Used Hyundai Starex

1 unit Used Hyundai Starex (green, 1996 model, (green, 1998 model, no key, missing parts, rusty) front window and rear door, rusty)

broken

Engine and VIN Nos. - Unavailable Engine No.: DUBBY435520

VIN No.: KMJWWH7BPVU016535

11 unit Used Hyundai Starex unit Used Hyundai Starex

(golden brown, cut upper top body, partially dismantled, no (green, 1998 model, no key, missing parts, rusty) Engine and VIN Nos. - Unavailable windshield, missing parts, rusty)

“As Is Where Is”

See caves, page 11

Agriculture gives little to Philippines growth

1 Unit Used Piano (Broken keyboard) 3 Pcs. Used Fishing Rod

“As Is Where Is” Php 50,000.00

Floor Price:

Class III caves are formations that are considered unthreatened and are safe to inexperienced visitors but should still be accompanied by cave guides. It said the caves may also be utilized for economic purposes such as guano extraction and edible birds nest collection. The declared Class II caves were the Kofnit Cave in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato; Tenobak Cave in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat; Linao Cave in Maitum, Sarangani; and the Cathedral and Avenue Caves in Kabacan, North

Motorcycle

Container No. : GATU-4161450

“As Where Is” PhpIs 500,000.00 Php 50,000.00

Floor Price:

declaration was provided for in Memorandum Circular No. 2014-03 issued last month by Environment Secretary Ramon Paje. The memorandum specifically classified four caves in the area as Class II and two others as Class III formations. Republic Act (RA) 9072 or the National Caves and Cave Resources Management and Protection Act identified Class II caves as those with portions that have hazardous conditions and are open to experienced cavers or guided educational visits.

Used Generator (5000 watts) Old Model

Floor Price:

Lot No. 019-14

GENERAL Santos City - The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 12 is pushing for the development of six caves in the region as alternative ecotourism sites. Datu Tungko Saikol, DENR Region 12 executive director, said they are currently eyeing potential investments that would facilitate the establishment of caving-related facilities in six caves in the region that were recently declared by the DENR central office as “open to ecotourism activities.” He said such

Used Generator (5000 watts) Container Old Model No. : GATU-4161450

“As Is Where Is” DANIEL N. KEENER Php 20,000.00

A.P NO. 1-2008

6 caves in Region 12 eyed for ecotourism

Motorboat

Container No. : GATU-4161450

Lot No. 018-14 Floor Price:

Floor Price:

The Career Executive Officers of Northern Mindanao (CEO-NM) planted mangroves on May 11, in brgy. Tinago, Tugas, Baliangao, Misamis Occidental in support to the national greening program of the government. In the photo are Regional Directors: Anabelle Atillo of Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Visa Demerin of Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Thelma Oliver of Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Nimia Acebes of Philippine Postal Corporation (PhilPOST), Dr. Adrian Suba-an of Department of Health (DOH), Romeo Naces, VP for Admin of Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) and Rachel Beja, General Manager of Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD). (PIA-10

Container Nos. : APZU-3535561, TRLU-2994097, GLDU-

Motorboat 3055266

Engine No.: WH230 1 unit Used Hyundai Starex VIN No.: brown, KMJWWH7BPVU032945 (golden cut upper top body, windshield, missing parts, rusty)

“As Is Where Is”

partially dismantled, no

Engine No.: WH230

1 VIN unitNo.: Used Hyundai Starex KMJWWH7BPVU032945

(gray, 1991 model, partially dismantled, no windshield, missing parts, rusty) 1 unit Used Hyundai Starex (gray, 1991 model, partially dismantled, Engine No.: Unavailable parts, rusty) VIN No.: No.: KMHWN81HP1U323871 Engine Unavailable

no windshield, missing

VIN No.: KMHWN81HP1U323871

11 unit Used Hyundai Starex unit Used Hyundai Starex

(gray, 2000 model V.6, missing parts, rusty) (gray, 2000 model V.6, missing parts, rusty) Engine No.: DYBKY07443096 Engine No.: DYBKY07443096 VIN No.: KMGWWH7UPYU275672 VIN No.: KMGWWH7UPYU275672 Floor Price:

Php 200,000.00

Floor Price:

Location: MCT

Php 200,000.00

Location: MCT

Terms and Condition of Public Auction: 1. and Filing of Bidder’s Registration Form (with Terms Condition of Public Auction: prior to the day of auction.

1.

2. 3.

name, address and TIN) at least two (2) days

Filing of Bidder’s Registration Form (with name, address and TIN) at least two (2) days Payment of Php 2,000.00 Registration Fee (non-refundable). prior to the day of auction. Posting of duly receipted bond in cash or manager’s check in an amount equivalent to

2.

twenty percent (20%) of the floor price for each sale lot. The bond shall be refunded to the Payment of Php 2,000.00 Registration Fee (non-refundable). losing bidder after the closing of the auction. The bond shall not, however, be required

3.

Posting of duly receipted bond in cash or manager’s check in an amount equivalent to Registration on the logbook for registered bidders indicating the name, address and TIN to twenty percent (20%) of the floor price for each sale lot. The bond shall be refunded to the be made with the Chairperson, ACDC one (1) day before the date of actual bidding until losing bidder after the closingpreceding of the auction. The not, thereafter however, rbe requiredis exactly an hour immediately the time of bond actualshall bidding; egistration closed. when the floor price of a sale lot is less than ten thousand pesos (P 10,000.00).

4.

5.

4.

8. 6.

5. 7.

8.

6. 9.

7.

when the floor price of a sale lot is less than ten thousand pesos (P 10,000.00).

Submission

of

all

participants,

whether

natural

or

juridical,

together

with

the

Bidder’s

Registration on the logbook forcertified registered bidders name, addressTax and Returns TIN to Registration Form the latest true copy indicating of Incomethe and/or Business duly stamped and received by ACDC the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) with a bidding validated tax be made with the Chairperson, one (1) day before the date of actual until payment made thereon. exactly an hour immediately preceding the time of actual bidding; thereafter r egistration is closed. Clustering occurs when the difference between theindicating highest and second highest bid is Registration on the logbook for registered bidders thethe name, address, TIN one

within ten percent (10%) the highest bid. exactly In suchan cases, an open -bidding shall the be (1) day before the date of of actual bidding until hour immediately preceding

time of actual thereafter registration is closed. conducted among the bidders of the particular sale lot who are present with highest Submission of bidding; all participants, whether natural or juridical, together with thethe Bidder’s bid serving as the the newlatest floor certified price. Only bids raised by three percent (3%) more than the Registration Form copy of shall Income and/or Business Tax Returns Auction to be conducted through the true sealed bids be submitted and opened in public new floor price shall be considered thedate highest bid in the open -bidding shall be declared by the Auction Committee at the a time, place specified in the Notice of Auction duly stamped and received by Bureau of and Internal Revenue (BIR) with a validated tax as the The winner. Otherwise, the highest sealed bid shall be declared as the winner Sale. highest bid shall declared as the winner except when clustering occurs. Payment payment made thereon.

of highest bidder in cash or manager’s check at least fifty percent (50%) of the bid price on Clustering occurs when the difference between the highest and the second highest bid is the spot upon announcement of the winning bid as duly certified to by the Auction

within ten percent (10%) of highest bidders bid. In indicating such cases, open -biddingTIN shall be Registration on the logbook forthe registered the an name, address, one Committee and thethe COA representative. The remaining balance 50% shall be paid on conducted among bidders of the particular sale lot who are of present with the highest (1) day before the date ofday. actual bidding until exactly an hour immediately preceding the the business bid succeeding serving as the new floor price. Only bids raised by three percent (3%) more than the time actual bidding; thereafter registration is closed. newof floor price shall be considered the highest bid in the open -bidding shall be declared as the winner. Otherwise, the bid shall beat declared aspercent the winner Payment Payments of highest bidder in highest cash or sealed manager’s check least fifty (50%) of the

of highest bidder in cash or manager’s check least fifty percent of the bid on bid price the spot upon announcement ofatthe winning bid as(50%) duly toprice by the Auction to on be conducted through the sealed bids shall be submitted and certified opened in public the spot upon announcement ofrepresentative. the winning bid duly certified to shall by the Auction Auction Committee and theat COA Theas remaining balance beAuction paid on by the Auction a time, dateThe andremaining place specified in the Notice Committee andCommittee the COA representative. balance of 50% shallof be paid on the succeeding business day. Sale. The highest bid shallday. declared as the winner except when clustering occurs. the succeeding business

10. with Cashier’s/ Check/ Cash to at the BOC/CDO shall bear Payments of highest bidderManager’s in cash or manager’s check least fifty percent (50%) of the the 9. Payments following bid price :on the spot upon announcement of the winning bid as duly certified to by the Auction Committee and the COA representative. The remaining balance shall be paid on the a. succeeding business Pay to the order ofday. Land Bank of the Philippines-BOC CDO;

b.

For credit of the Bureau of Customs;

10. Payments with Cashier’s/ Manager’s Check/ Cash c. For the account of :________________; following :

to

the

BOC/CDO

shall

bear

the

Bidder 11. A failed bidding shall be by of the Auction Committee when any of the following a. Pay to the order ofdeclared Land Bank the Philippines-BOC CDO; b. For credit of the Bureau of Customs; circumstances occurs:

c. For the account of :________________; Bidder a. When there is only one sealed bid, the same shall not be opened; 11. A failed bidding shall be declared by the Auction Committee when any of the following b. When there are two sealed bids but there is only one bid higher than the floor price circumstances occurs:

c.

a. b. c.

When highest bidder fails to comply with any of the payments required in Section 8 hereof, said bidder be disqualified from participating further in the auction sale When there is only shall one sealed bid, the same shall not be opened; and when applicable, the negotiated sale thereof without prejudice tothe thefloor forfeiture When there are two sealed bids but there is only one bid higher than price to comply with any the payments required in Section 8 When highest bidder of the cash bond and fails any payment made and of imposition of other sanctions as may hereof, said bidder shall be disqualified from participating further in the auction sale be warranted. and when applicable, the negotiated sale thereof without prejudice to the forfeiture of the cash bond and any payment made and imposition of other sanctions as may

12. When a failed bidding is declared, the sale lot shall be offered in a second auction to be be warranted. held on the third business day after the first failed auction at the same floor price without advertisement/posting. In case of perishable goods, the second auction be offered in a second auction to be 12. need Whenof a further failed bidding is declared, the sale lo t shall shall on the first the first bidding. held be on conducted the third business daybusiness after theday firstfollowing failed auction at failed the same floor price without need of further advertisement/posting. In case of perishable goods, the second auction

shall be conducted on the first business following the first failed bidding. For further details, please contact Atty. day Roswald Joseph J. Pague, Chairperson, Auction and Cargo Disposal Committee, Tel. No. (088) 880-5839 or (088) 856-8782.

For further details, please contact Atty. Roswald Joseph J. Pague, Chairperson, Auction and Cargo Disposal Committee, Tel. No. (088) 880-5839 or (088) 856-8782.

Atty. RUBY CLAUDIA M. ALAMEDA Atty. RUBY CLAUDIA M. ALAMEDA Acting District Collector Acting District Collector


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

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

ASIA UNITED BANK Cor.Camp Alagar Road Lapasan, Cdoc 729678 / 8568893

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

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

METRO BANK- LAPASAN CM Recto Lapasan HW, Cdoc 724461/8561721

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

METRO BANK- OSMEÑA Brgy Osmeña St. Cdoc | 722014 /8800924

BDO – XU XU Lib. Annex Corrales St. Cdoc 8574108 / 8573796

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

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

METRO BANK- GAISANO 8561720

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

Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano attends to the concern of a father from Brgy. Beray, Kinoguitan who seeks assistance to help his five-year old daughter diagnosed with cleft lip and palette. The child will undergo free operation at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center after series of thorough check up and assessment. Governor Emano assures Misamisnons specifically indigents of free hospitalization and other benefits under the new health care system of the Province, the Misamis Oriental Care System or the MisOr Cares. Photo supplied

MORESCO II General Assembly fiasco Vice Gov. Pelaez rises up to protect members’ interest MISAMIS Oriental – Vice Governor Joey Pelaez got the ire of MORESCO II when he stood up and explained the implication of the memberconsumers’ votes in favor of a proposal put forward by the cooperatives’officials during the General assembly held recently. Unable to bear the implication of the members’ votes of support to MORESCO II’ proposals, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez stood up to explain, even as he defined what “CAPEX” truly means and how it works. Vice Gov. Pelaez stood up to explain these after all others have spoken, but reportedly did not explain the implications of the proposals of the Board of Directors of MORESCO II. Vice Gov. Pelaez said as an official of the Province of Misamis Oriental he stood up for the interest of the member-consumers in opposing an impending power rates hike. Vice Gov. Pelaez, along

w it h Prov incia l Board Members Benedict Lagbas, Atty. Vincent K. Pelaez and Virgelia Dumadag, led the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in explaining to the member-consumers what the leadership of MORESCO II is allegedly not telling them. Incidentally, they were not invited by MORESCO II, but went on their own as elected officials of the province and sat with and among the member-consumers. While opposing the power rate increase, Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez is also not in favor of the proposed capital expenditures (CAPEX) of MORESCO II, which its leadership presented and was approved by the member-consumers present without fully understanding its implications. “This proposed capital expenditures or CAPEX in the amount of P120 million should be explained completely to the member-consumers. When MORESCO II did not tell the member-

consumers of the sorry implication of the proposed CAPEX before its approval, there is in effect no valid approval of the proposal,” Vice Governor Pelaez said. Vice Gov. Pelaez explained that once the CAPEX is approved, MORESCO II will use this approval to apply for a loan in the amount of PhP120 Million which is the CAPEX. Payment for this loan will be passed on, included in the monthly billing, and, eventually, to be paid by the memberconsumers eventually. As a consequence of Pelaez’ explanation, the member-consumers, when asked again if they will approve the proposed CAPEX, reportedly gave a resounding disapproval. It was about this time when Atty. Miguel Paderanga, councilor of Gingoog City, declared the Vice Governor “out-of-order” for not being a member-consumer to speak before the assembly. In the early part of the

assembly, however, it was manifested that only member-consumers and elected public officials are allowed to speak. Vice Governor Pelaez said he attended the activity as the elected Vice Governor of the province. It will be recalled that in 2013, the Board of Directors of MORESCO II asked the General Assembly to approve the amount of P488,530,286 worth of CAPEX with an effective pass-on rate of P0.45/KWH. “This staggering amount will again be the burden of the member-consumers who are already suffering from the effects of high electricity rates,” Vice Gov. Pelaez said. During the general assembly, Vice Gov. Pelaez also challenged the officials and members of the Board of Directors of MORESCO II to implement a significant reduction of their allowances, perks and other privileges as a show of solidarity with the sufferings of memberconsumers.

BDO – RN- PELAEZ George Town CyberMall Rn Pelaez Blvd Kauswagan Cdoc | 8562617/729052 BDO – CARMEN Maxsuniel cor.V Neri St. Carmen, .Cdoc 8584854 /8581133 BANK OF COMMERCE- VELEZ Akut- Velez St.Cdoc | 8564371 / 726880 BANK OF COMMERCE- LAPASAN

CM Recto Ave. Lapasan, Cdoc, 8563991/727731

BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK RER kauswagan,HW Cdoc 8573733 /722519 BPI FAMILY SAVINGS BANK Gaston Park Cdoc | 8801518 BPI – LAPASAN Cm Recto HW Lapasan Cdoc 724076/ 8524602

PLANTERS DEVELOPMENT BANK

Tiano Bros St. Cdoc | 727083 /727082 PHILTRUST BANK Ramonal OsmeñaSt. CDO 8807234/2316694/2316695 PNB- CORRALES Corrales Avenue Cdoc | 729500 / 729723

PNB- LKK MALL NORTH CONCOURSE

LKK Mall N.Concourse Cdoc 8574149/8575682

PNB- CARMEN Elipe Bldg.Carmen, Cdoc | 8583158/ 8584203 PNB- LKK LKK Lapasan, Cdoc | 8564347/722872 PNB CDO– DIVISORIA Tiano Bros.Cruz Taal St., Cdoc 722861 /722816 PNB CDO– LAPASAN LKK Center Lapasan, Cdoc | 8564732 / 723992 PNB CDO– COGON LKK Center Lapasan, Cdoc 8571991/ 723992

BPI- VELEZ Velez-JR Borja St.Cdoc 8564213/722406

PHILIPPINE POSTAL SAVINGS BANK, INC. bels_domingo@yahoo.com.ph Rizal Chavez Cdoc 8572194/725438

BPI – CAPISTRANO Capistrano St. Cdoc 8574264/8574263

PS BANK Velez Corner A. Mabini St., Cdoc 8574183/725184

BPI- COGON Osmeña St. Cdoc 8571297/8571298

PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK Tiano-Abejuela St. Cdoc 722644/8573386

CHINA BANK –GAISANO 745887/745880

QUEEN CITY DEVELOPMENT BANK, INC. Sacred Heart Mont. Cm RectoAve., Cdoc 8562390

CHINA BANK- JR BORJA JR Borja St. Cdoc 8572212/8573274 CHINA BANK- LAPASAN CM Recto Lapasan HW Cdoc 8561325 /722240 CHINA BANK – CARMEN Max Suniel, Cor. Yakal St. Cdoc 8583903/723091 CHINA BANK – DIVISORIA RN Abejuela St. Divosoria Cdoc 8575759/722641 CITY SAVINGS BANK TS Fashion Ave.Justo Ramonal Corner St.Cdoc 2316060/ 2316059 CHINATRUST Suite U&5 G/LGateway Tower Lapasan Lkk Cdoc 8521846/8521844 D’ASIAN HILLS BANK HW. Lapasan Cdoc | 8564201/ 8564201 D’ASIAN HILLS BANK Vamenta Carmen Sts. Cdoc | 8585366

RCBC- VELEZ Velez-Borja St. Cdoc | 8564982/8568888 RCBC- COGON Simplex Bldg. Osmeña St. Cdoc 8562888/725863/8521329 RCBC- LAPASAN Cm. Recto Lapasan HW. Cdoc 8561888/722449 RCBC- LKK Gateway, Tower 1 LkkCenter, Cdoc 8563707/722449 RCBC SAVINGS- CARMEN Walingwaling St.,Carmen St. Cdoc 8585793/ 8586248 RCBC SAVINGS- VELEZ Velez St. Cdoc | 729083/8562460 RCBC SAVINGS- AGORA 8807891/8807892 RURAL BANK OF CABADBARAN, Inc.

#58 Tiano FernandezSt.CDO 727215/ 8563552 *805

DBP – CORRALES Corrales Ave., St. Cdoc | 8572087/722649

SECURITY BANK- OSMEÑA Osmeña St. Cdoc | 8563965/ 723411/728774

DBP – CAPISTRANO JR Borja Capistrano St. Cdoc 8567776/722819

SECURITY BANK- LKK Limketkai | 8801258/8801625

EAST WEST BANK #5 Juan Sia Bldg. Apolinar Velez St.Cdoc 8578801/720081 EAST WEST BANK Cogon De Oro Constraction Bldg. LKK Drive 8500339/8500331 ENTERPRISE BANK INC. Centro Mariano Bldg Osmeña St. Cdoc 723869/ 3093395 FIRST CONSOLIDATED BANK CM Recto Ave., Cor.Agudo Road Cdoc 8565360/2316678 LBP – CAPISTRANO Capsitrano St. Cdoc | 8565515/727678 LBP – VELEZ LunaVelez St. | 723549/8563198 LBP – PUERTO Puerto Cdoc | 8558858 MAYBANK JR Borja Tiano Cor. Bldg. Cdoc 8574439/726060 METRO BANK- DIVISORIA Pabayo Abejuela St. Divisoria Park, Cdoc 724783/8576999 METRO BANK- VELEZ A. Velez St. Cdoc | 8561724/726054

Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey Pelaez stood up to explain what is CAPEX and how it works during the recent General Assembly of MORESCO II.

PBCOM Tiano-HayesSt. Cdoc | 726519/8571558

METRO BANK- JR BORJA JR Borja St. Cdoc | 8572999/724415

SECURITY BANK- VELEZ Velez Montalvan St., Cdoc | 728334/856632 STERLING BANK OF ASIA Tiano Velez St. CDO | 8528171/8528168 UCPB BANK- LAPASAN Osmeña Corner Lkk Drive, Cdoc 85771842/ 725135 UCPB BANK- VELEZ Velez Corner C. Pacana St. CDO 8564474/8564527 UCPB BANK SAVINGS-CAPISTRANO

Capistrano Corner CruzTaal St. CDO 8524099/722695

UCPB BANK SAVINGS- OPOL Gf forever Books Bldg.Bulua National CDO 754519/8588063 UNION BANK Lapasan Cm.Recto Cdoc | 8566847/8563805 WEALTHBANK Velez Gomez St. Cdoc | 8568942/722174 1ST VALLEY BANK Vamenta Blvd. CornerLirio St. Carmen, Cdoc 8501871/ 8584146 OROBANKERS CLUB Inc. Pnb Carmen | 09151850242


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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

JOSEPH M. CLEMEN Case No; 2014-10-830 Applicant/s 2010-10-445

BERNARDO B. DELA CRUZ -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-822 MELINDA N. RODRIGUEZ -Vendee 2009-10-982

ROMEO DOLOR Case No; 2014-10-828 Applicant/s

CHARLITO R. SORIANO Case No; 2014-10-673 Applicant/s

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NOTICE OF HEARING

MAHMOD D. DIMANGADAP -Appropriation Case No; 2014-10-278 Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;Iligan Proper –Tubod –Rosario Heights (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 22, 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 16th 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 along the line;ROUTE 1 LOOP SERVICE and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 22, 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 16th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate FRIEGHT TRUCK service along 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 22, 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 16TH day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate THFRIEGHT TRUCK service along the line;Within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle taffic and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 22, 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 16th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 17, 2014

MDN: May 17, 2014

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

Case No; 2014-10-825 2009-10-1019

CASE NO.2014-10-824 2009-10-1018

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Palao Riverside –Medical –City Hall –Brgy.Hall (all in Iligan City)and vice versa with the use of two (2)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 22, 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 15th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Brgy. San Roque –Barinaut (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 22, 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 15th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 17, 2014

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

Case No; 2014-10-826 2009-10-902

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 17, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City MITSCO Case No; 2014-10-823 Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line; 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 22, 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 15th day of May, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of substitution of certificate of public convenience with amendment of Route to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Green Heights Subd. (all in Iligan City )and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on May 22, 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 15th day of May, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: May 17, 2014

MDN: May 17, 2014

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for appropriation of certificate of public convenience to operate TAXI Airconditioned service on the line ;within Cagayan de Oro City and 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 22, 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 16th day of May, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: May 17, 2014

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

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Kagayanon International officials pose with Mayor Moreno and tourism officials for posterity

Duaw Kagayan 2014

Mike Banos with siblings Agnes, Rowena and Olive Rocha with Olive’s hubby Norman Aliga

The visitors with their moving rendition of the Kagay-an song

Kagayanons from abroad, especially those permanently living and working in the United States, were treated to a night of dance, music and sumptuous dinner as City Mayor Oscar Moreno and city officials hosted “Barrio Fiesta” on Monday night at the City Tourism Hall as part of the ‘Duaw Kagayan Week’ celebration. The week-long activities kicked off with a mass at the St. Augustine Cathedral, a walking tour at the rehabilitated Gaston Park and visit at the much-improved JR Borja General Hospital. Mayor Moreno created Duaw Kagayan Steering Committee co-chaired by Ms. Dorothy Jean Pabayo of City Tourism Council & Dep’t of Tourism 10 regional director Catalino Chan lll to handle the affairs.(CIO)

Mayor Oscar S. Moreno welcomes the delegates led by Kagayanon International President Roy Gaane (left)

Siblings Richard Arceo and Lucy Wise with Mayor Moreno and friends

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The Duaw Kagayan 2014 contingent led by Roy and Gerlou Gaane presents their own song and dance number

Samaka Band gets everyone dancing with dance hits from the 60s and 70s

Roy and Gerlou Gaane with Ms Kagay-an 2013 Amadea Piatti

Liceo de Cagayan University Dance Troupe performs the acrobatic Tiklos Sayaw sa Bangko

The JR Borja General Hospita band featuring Dr Ramon Nery and City Admin Roy Raagas regals the crowd with throwback hits from the 60s and 70s


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MUST....... from page 1

The DENR 10 represented by the Provincial DENR Office of Misamis Oriental and MUST signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the conduct of site assessment involving survey, mapping and planning (SMP) and other related activities during a simple ceremony on April 11 at MUST campus. According to Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr. the partnership of the MUST, DENR, and the policy makers (Congress) will fast track the assessment of the 3,000 hectares project areas. Through this initiative, we can show that we can really partner and make this project successful, Rep. Rodriguez added. The project is under the National Greening Program (NGP) implemented by DENR. The government through the DENR has allocated P39 million to this project which was started in the last quarter of 2013. The project sites are located in barangays Dansolihon, Pigsag-an, Taglimao, Tagpangi, Tuburan, and Tumpagon. Dr. Edgardo Rotoras of MUST and Misamis Oriental Provincial DENR Officer Edgardo Callanta signed the MOA. Witnessing the signing of the MOA were Rep. Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr. and Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez who was represented by Fenina T. Rodriguez during the occasion. Rep. Rolando A. Uy (1st district of CDO) is also a witness of the MOA with Community DENR Officer Aldrich Resma, Dr. Victoria Sumanpan, MUST Director for Extension Services, Dr. Victoria Sumanpan and Dr. Ambrosio Cultura II, Dean of the College of Engineering and Architecture (CEA) of MUST. The 25 students who will undertake their “On-the-Job Training”, as a requirement of their undergraduate course and 10 fresh graduates have signified their commitment to this endeavour during a meeting prior to the signing of the MOA.(DENR R-10)

DA.............. from page 1

water impounding projects (SWIP), pressurized irrigation system (PIS), water pumps and shallow tube wells (STW) to ensure that it is already operational when there is a need such as this time. Drums, polyethylene pipes and overhead sprinklers were also distributed to vegetable farmers. “We also encourage farmers to establish their own water catchments and save rain waters as much as they can to supply the irrigation,” Ramos explained. Ramos, meanwhile, assured that farmers know best what to do and when to plant. “We, however, still encourage them to do early land preparation, clear the areas of weeds, apply organic fertilizers, plant green manure cover crop, practice mulching

with any available mulch such as grasses and plant residues or cover the plant with biodegradable plastic to retain soil moisture; plant drought and pest tolerant varieties of rice, corn and vegetables and do early planting to avoid the ill effect of intense dry season, “she added. High risk areas were also provided with open pollinated variety (OPV) of corn seeds and vegetables. For the livestock sector, the owners are likewise encouraged to maintain animal’s health through the provision of sheds and ensure availability of water to drink. The farmers are urged to cut and carry grasses to feed the animals so they won’t be exposed to too much heat, while, vaccination and proper nutrition should also be conducted. (MBGS/DA-10/PIA)

Customs........ from page 1

in the increase of taxes and duties collected from importers and exporters. Pague added that the increase in collection could also mean more investments coming in the region. He cited that Acting district collector Atty. Ruby Claudia M. Alameda had ordered strict implementation of proper tariff specifications in all ports in Northern Mindanao. The order mandates shippers to specify the cargo to avoid surcharges and physical inspections. Pague said the two x-ray machines in Tagoloan have facilitated the examination and release of cargo properly specified. “This means non-intrusive physical examination of cargo,” he said. Another reason for the increase in collections, according to Pague, is their strong anti-smuggling efforts. The anti-smuggling drive has resulted in the holding of cargo with questionable intellectual property rights. He said cargo that do not comply with Bureau of Product Standards have also been held in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry.

PAGASA....... from page 1

perature Anomaly in the Central Equatorial and Eastern Pacific has been observed at .4 for over three months now, since January to April 23014. It is approaching the threshold value of 0.5 degrees Celsius of Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly. By June, it will hit .5 degrees Celsius, and that will be the onset of El Niño, Dalida said. “After five months, by October and November, the Sea Surface Temprature Anomaly is expected to be at its peak, resulting in less rainfall in the Philippines.

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“We expect the El Niño to last for nine months until the first quarter of 2015.” Drought will most likely start by June, PAGASA announced in early May. The weather will transition to El Niño in the middle of the year, said PAGASA’s Thelma A. Cinco,head of PAGASA’s Impact Assessment and Application Section, Climatology and Agrometreology Division, adding a “fully developed” El Niño is highly possible by December. In the Philippines, El Niño brings dry weather and drought while La Niña means more rains, typhoons and floods. “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 between, violent typhoons may occur, said Dalida. SciPhil

River.......... from page 1

to 2020 – seeks to provide livelihood to some 350,000 households living in 2,201 barangays within the four river basins. Paje said the program adopts an integrated crosssector approach to river basin management in a bid to improve the symbiotic relationship between existing economic activities and conservation practices being observed in river basins. “We are looking at the INREMP as a model on how to harmonize development and conservation issues, especially on biodiversity and climate change, in critical watershed areas that are located within these upper river basins,” Paje said. The environment chief also cited the importance of INREMP to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases as the program seeks to bring down carbon dioxide emissions from forest activities. Of the four sites, the Upper Bukidnon River Basin has the highest coverage area at 446,620 hectares, while the Upper Chico River Basin covers 405,894 hectares, the Lake Lanao Watershed with 138,834 hectares and the Upper Wahig-Inabanga with 62,853 hectares. Paje said the INREMP has the goal of reducing the rate of soil erosion from the four upper river basins to a total 4.6 metric tons by 2020. In 1999, an aggregate volume of 25.7 metric tons were found to have been eroded from the four river basins per year. According to Paje, all four have high biodiversity value besides being major providers of water requirements for major agricultural and industrial activities such as irrigation, power generation and local tourism. River basins are composed of ecologically and economically important watersheds that drain water through rivers and other

tributaries there. Water resources in river basins are indispensable for domestic, agricultural, industrial and other purposes. The Chico River is a major river in the Cordillera Administrative Region and is a main source of water for irrigation at its origin in Mt. Province for vegetable production and downstream in Kalinga for rice production, making the province as the region’s rice granary. It also has the potential to generate 1,000 megawatts of power. The Upper Bukidnon River Basin and the Lake Lanao Watershed feed the six major rivers of Mindanao, including Cagayan River and the Rio Grande. They also supply water to rivers that irrigate the rice lands of Mindanao. The Bukidnon river basin provides 250,000 cubic meters of water per hour to Cagayan, Tagoloan and Pulangi rivers for irrigation. It also supports the operation of the Pulangi Hydroelectric Power Plant that supplies 25 percent of Mindanao’s power needs. Lake Lanao, on the other hand, supports seven hydroelectric power plants supplying 55 to 65 percent of the power requirement of Mindanao. The Wahig-Inabanga River Basin in Bohol supplies the water requirements of three dams – Malinao, Bayongan and Capayas – which are considered national irrigation systems covering 10,040 hectares. http://www.denr.gov.ph

Bible........... from page 6

mark of Divine inspiration. The next time you encounter someone who asks you why you believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, try sharing this challenge with them. Better yet, don’t wait until you’re asked, just go ahead and share this challenge with a friend today. You don’t even have to mention the Bible up front, just ask them if they think it would be realistic to assemble such a collection of books. After they say, “But that’s impossible!” you’ve got a ready-made opportunity for sharing the truth of God’s word with somebody!

DTC........... from page 12

pioneer ambassadors is a no-brainer for they are all the crème de la crème of their field, an epitome of what DTC is all about. DTC anticipates a more power-packed year as its celebrates its third year in the industry with the introduction of their first brand ambassadors and the new smart gadgets in the pipeline which are expected for release on the third quarter of 2014. To learn more about DTC, visit their official website at www.dtcmobile. com.ph.

Caves........ from page 7

Cotabato. Those identified as Class III were the Malibato Cave in T’boli, South Cotabato and the Lupi (Lope) Cave in Kabacan, North Cotabato. Saikol said the classification of the six caves was based on an earlier recommendation issued by the National Cave Committee. The committee, in coordination with the DENR-12, had conducted assessments on the status of the said caves. Citing provisions of the memorandum, the official said that while the six caves were declared open to ecotourism activities, they must be under the guidance and supervision of the agency. He said Paje directed them to immediately prepare management plans for each of the caves, focusing on ecotourism, scientific, educational and economic activities. The official said they consider the classification of the six caves as a big boost to the thriving ecotourism sector of the region. He said they expect the move to also lead to the assessment and classification of other caves situated in the region. “All geological formations in the region should be properly classified so that conservation and protection measures could be implemented appropriately,” he said. Saikol cited that the agency has not yet documented all existing caves in the region, specifically those located in remote mountainous areas. He urged local government units in the region to take the lead in the documentation and the assessment of their own caves. He said the DENR-12 can provide technical assistance to such activities through its protected areas, wildlife and coastal zone management service unit. (MindaNews)

Agriculture... from page 7

integration of genes from Bacillus thuringensis to create a Bt eggplant which is resistant to borers. In May 2013, the Court of Appeals issued a “Writ of Kalikasan” to terminate field trials on the genetically modified Bt eggplant. In October 2013, Bangladesh allowed the commercial planting of Bt eggplant. The actual planting was held in January 2014 with the lady Minister of Agriculture Matia Chowdhury distributing the seedlings to farmers. In that country, this will result not only in higher production yield per unit area, it will also substantially reduce the consumption of pesticides which are needed in the traditional farming methods to produce eggplants. Another strategy which “Philippine Agriculture 2020” considered is good governance. The Supreme Court ruled in January 2012

that the Coconut Levy Funds are owned by the government in trust for coconut farmers and are to be used only for the benefit of coconut farmers and the development of the coconut industry. While the Administration created a committee to determine how to utilize the Coco Levy Funds, not a single centavo has been released more than 27 months after the Supreme Court ruling and more than three decades after the funds were collected from farmers. If the P70 billions which constitute the Coconut Levy Funds are utilized through transparent and timely good governance, those funds or even only the interest generated from those funds will give the poorly performing coconut industry a much needed shot in the arm. SciPhil

Group... from page 4

The tree growing activity, which coincided with the city’s celebration of the 44th Earth Day was also supported by volunteers from the local community, various offices of the city government, other national government agencies such as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and professional organizations like the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE). “We need similar collaborations that aim to rehabilitate our denuded forests and support us in our goal of protecting Mindanao’s environment while contributing to the targets of the NGP,” said MinDA Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino. NGP is a flagship project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) that aims to plant 1.5 billion trees covering 1.5 million hectares for a period of six years from 2011 to 2016. Apart from being a reforestation initiative, the program is also a climate change mitigation strategy that aims to increase the country’s forest cover to raise its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, which is largely blamed for global warming. Antonino added that through the MindaNOW! Nurturing Our Waters Program, MinDA is working with DENR and the Department of Interior and Local Government in the full implementation of the Mindanao Barangay StraTREEgic Forest Project (BSFP) through the Barangay Forest Program (BFP), a component of the NGP. The BSFP is a tripartite partnership that seeks to facilitate the implementation and attainment of the objectives of the NGP in Mindanao. A launch of the project will be held on May 21 in Cagayan de Oro City. “We initially target 200 barangays in Mindanao as part of this campaign, and we hope to engage them in massive reforestation activities aimed to generate at least two million seedlings of forest trees to be planted among typhoon-prone and perennially flooded areas in the island-region,” said Antonino. (MinDA/PIA-Caraga)


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Meet the Faces of DTC Mobile

Five key local professional basketball personalities recently forged an agreement with DTC Mobile to be the first brand ambassadors of the country’s market-leading economy mobile device innovator. Rain or Shine shooting guard Ryan Araña, Air 21 point guard Simon Atkins, Talk ‘N Text power forward Rommel Niño “KG” Canaleta, 3-time PBA All-Star Meralco Bolts shooting guard Gary David, and 11-time PBA All-Star Redbull point guard Willie Miller are the faces of DTC Mobile! All renowned icons of their own league, DTC Mobile chose the quintet for their dedication, revo-

lutionary style and powerful performance – similar traits shared by DTC Mobile. These personalities symbolize active but practical living, which DTC consumers also exemplify. Their selection as ambassadors of DTC Mobile is expected to bring the brand closer to its consumers. Established in 2011, DTC Mobile is a top-selling manufacturer of high-quality and low-cost mobile devices including classic bar phones, TV phones and Androidbased smar tphones a nd phablets. With its dedication to innovative technology and everevolving customer needs, DTC became an hon-

oree of the Best Innovative Brand of Mobile Phones National Awards in 2011 and the National Product Quality Excellence Awards in 2013. Today, it continues to be the leading mobile device provider of choice for discerning users across the Philippines. “DTC is a brand that capitalizes on a strong commitment to customer satisfaction through the power of innovative technology and human ingenuity. We consider our people as one of our best assets,” says Ferdinand Buensalida Jr., General Manager for DTC. Accoding to him, the selection of See dtc, page 11

DTC General Manager Ferdinand Buensalida and Epp Buensalida with DTC Ambassadors Willie Miller, Gary David and KG Canaleta.


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