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In time for the upcoming May elections, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) commits to the public that the country’s power grid will remain reliable and stable

during the crucial political event. NGCP formed a special task force which will be responsible for the smooth transmission of electricity and creation of contingency

plans and measures during the election. According to NGCP Spokesperson, Atty. Cynthia Alabanza, NGCP’s task force will commence its operation as early as February 2013 and will work 24/7 from

May 10 to 17, 2013, covering the date of the election which is May 13. “NGCP creates a task force every election season to guarantee uninterrupted power transmission, and this

election will be no different. Part of the task force’s mandate is to secure the lines and substations from any threats to avoid unplanned outages,” explained Alabanza. “Of course, NGCP can only

guarantee that there will be no transmission related interruptions. Any power interruption caused by other factors, such as generation deficiencies, or those ngcp /P5

Farmers gigamit sa “smugglers”?


Sinulat ni Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor

AGAYAN de Oro City – “Gigamit sa ‘walay pu-angod’ nga mga pinanser ang mga mag-uuma,” pangagpas ni Regional Director Orlando Ravanera sa Cooperative Development Authority (CDA-10).

Dungan niini, iyang gikondina ang mga kooperatibang nagpagamit sa mga pinanser diha sa pagpayuhot sa mga butang gikan sa ubang kanasoran nganhi sa Pilipinas. Kini, human niya nasayri nga ang nasakmit sa Bureau of Customs (BoC) nga mga importadong bugas diha sa Mindanao Container Port sa Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental naka-consign sa duha ka farmers cooperatives nga taga-Luzon “Ang farmers cooperatives walay gahum-pinansiyal sa pag-angkat og bugas ug ubang butang gikan Kini ang kabahin sa mga sinakong bukas nga nakompiska sa ubang kanasuran mao sa Bureau of Customs diha sa Mindanao Container Port sa (file photo) smugglers /P5 lungsod sa Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental

SALN deadline set By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

CAGAYAN de Oro City The Civil Service Commission (CSC-10) has reminded government workers to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) before April 30, this year. CSC-10 Regional Director Lourdes Clavite-Vidal reiterated that the revised SALN form will be used for declaration of properties and

other required disclosure. The Commission has earlier issued Memorandum Circular No. 2 - 2013 on the use of the revised SALN form, as well as the prescribed guidelines in the filing out of the form. The SALN should reflect the information concerning the assets, liabilities and business or financial intersaln /P5

FOR CAMPAIGN USE ALSO? – These multicab units were prominently parked at the Rodelsa Circle, Cagayan de Oro City during the recent political rally of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA). Part of Senator Koko Pimentel’s mobility support for the city, these vehicles bear no names of beneficiary barangays. (photo by Jun Felicilda, City Editor and member of MinPressDev)

Mahinungdanon ang oposisyon – VP Binay Sinulat ni Jun Felicilda, City Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City – Nanawagan si Bise Presidente Jejomar Binay sa katawhan sa paghi-usa tumong sa hingpit nga kalambo-an. “We had our share of dictatorship in the past, kaya ngayon dapat po tayong

magkaisa,” matud niya. Atol sa iyang pagduaw dinhi sa dakbayan, siya miingon usab nga “sa diwa po nang tunay na demokrasya, dapat po na may oposisyon.” Atol sa maong okasyon, gipadayag ni Vice President

Binay ang kasubo kay adunay mga politikong gustong sila lamang ang magtikawtikaw sa kalibutan. “Gusto nila na walang Vice President Binay magiging oposisyon. Mahirap at nakakatakot po Nahadlok siya nga kung yata ‘yan,” pulong niya binay /P5

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SP okays two NHA housing projects IT’s a go for the implementation of National Housing Authority (NHA) projects in the barangays of Mambuaya and Indahag. The City Council during its regular session Tuesday, presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas approved the application of NHA

for Preliminary Approval and Locational Clearance (PALC) of the proposed NHA-Mambuaya Village I Housing project and the NHA-Calupo Village Housing Projects. The two projects will make available a total of 1,204 lots for the constituents.

The applications for PALC were reviewed by the committees on subdivision and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Jose Pepe Abbu and Ramon Tabor, respectively, and the City Housing Board chaired by Councilor Alexander Dacer. (The Power/asf)

City earns P3.3M from permits THE city has earned over P3.3 million from business permit collections FURPOOR – Si Cagayan de Oro City mayor Vicente Y. Emano (inset photo) namulong atol at the Carmen, Cogon, sa general assembly sa federation of Urban and Rural Poor (FURPOOR) karong bag-o lang. Agora and Puerto Public Ang kalihokan gipahigayon diha sa city Tourism Hall. Markets and at the West (kuha ni Jun Felicilda, City Editor ug sakop sa MINPRESSDEV)

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Terminal from Feb. 24 to 28 was P551,821.19, according to the report. It may be recalled that upon the recommendation of Mayor Vicente Y. Emano, the City Council enacted Ordinance No. 12535-2013 extending the deadline of renewal of the business permits and licenses of stall holders in all the public markets in the city to March 15, 2013. This is in response to the request of vendors for more time to pay their business permits without any interest or surcharge. (The Power/asf)

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bound Terminal. This is contained in the report of Acting City Treasurer for Operations Melchie D. Malazarte to the Office of Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas. The report shows that from Feb 1 to 9, 2013 the amount of P949,347.74 was collected from Carmen Market.\ Cogon and Agora Markets generated P1,730,322.96 from Feb. 10 to 23 while Puerto Market, P72,918.95 during the same period. The amount collected from renewal of business permits at the Westbound


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The Puerto National Police (PNP) feed more or less 250 grade three pupils of Suntingon Elementary School last Friday, February 15,2013 in the morning during the launching program of Sexual Abuse Awareness Week conducted at Suntingon Elementary School covered court, Suntingon ,Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City. Puerto Police Spokesperson SPO Magdadaro said that they intend to support the feeding program of all schools under the Puerto Police jurisdiction, to help minimize malnourished children because they believed that good nutrition keep children in

school. They also believed that healthy children have alert minds and strong body to make them active participants in all school activities. He also added that “we will concentrate on securing the school children in all school premises under our jurisdiction not only against sexual abuse but against malnutrition because we deemed that when children who are healthy will not be easily tempted in accepting food offerings but instead they will be more alert, watchful and vigilant to protect themselves against people who have intentions to sexually abused them.”


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Pioneer Mindanao CATV operator first to offer VOB C ag ay an d e O ro C it y (March 11, 2013) Mindanao’s pioneer cable television company marks another milestone by being the first to over “Voice Over Broadband” (VOB) service in the island. “VOB enables the delivery of an integrated voice service with cable-Internet and/or cable TV subscription,” said Engr. Elpidio M. Paras, president and chief executive officer of Parasat Cable TV, Inc., the first cable television (CATV) company in Mindanao during the product launch held March 8 at a local restaurant. “This means that voice, internet and cable TV will pass through a single connection and subscribers can avail of one bundled service package instead of three separate subscriptions.” Parasat has partnered with Bayan Telecommunications Inc. (Bayan) for the voice service feature and will initially be offering the “Triple Play” package in Cagayan de Oro and eventually to all its other service areas. Mr. Paras said the new

service does not involve the installation of any new cables for their existing Parasat CATV and Cable 21 internet subscribers except the special modems with voice ports and can be activated immediately. All three services can also be operated simultaneously by the Triple Play subscriber without any degradation of any of the three services, he added. “All calls to Bayan Telecommunications 200,000 existing subscribers nationwide are free,” said Mikhail Rio P. Villacin, sales head-Mindanao who represented Bayan at the launch. “Callers will also be able to call subscribers of other land line systems since interconnection is mandated by law.” Parasat began offering CATV services in Cagayan de Oro City in 2000 and now serves the adjacent municipalities of Opol, Tagoloan, Balingasag, Villanueva, Jasaan in Misamis Oriental. It also has affiliates in the cities of Malaybalay, Valencia and Don Carlos, Bukidnon and San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. It is one of the remaining independent CATV companies

following the consolidation of the industry into some big players and medium-sized independent operators. Parasat had its humble beginnings in 1976 as an electronics retail store and repair shop known as Paras Electro-Industrial Systems. It offered customized music cassette tape recording and video (betamax) rentals, and specialized in the installation of high-end sound systems for discotheques which were then in vogue like Mindanao Hotel’s Salamin and Alta Tierra in Cagayan de Oro, Hotel del Rio in Iloilo and Xenon disco in Davao. Paras Electro also pioneered the installation of widescreen TV screens in fast foods and restaurants which were hooked up to video cassette recorders and satellite television featuring NBA Basketball and world boxing mega matches. In 1985, Mr. Paras started manufacturing satellite dishes and television receive only (TVRO) systems which became an unwitting player in Philippine history when it beamed the 1986 EDSA Revolution and the 1990 Gulf War live to the living rooms of Kagay-anons via

the then fledgling Cable News Network, now better known as CNN. But it was in 1989 when Executive Order 205 deregulating the cable TV industry was signed by Pres. Corazon Aquino that business really took off as CATV operators all over the country made a beeline to Parasat’s humble office in Cruz Taal Street to order

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) recently hosted its Annual Dealer Conference and Gala Awards at Shangri-la’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu last February 22, 2013 to recognize the remarkable performance of its dealer network. The event was held to honor individual achievers and top-performing dealers in the areas of Sales, After Sales and Customer Satisfaction and Overall Dealer Operations. Moreover, TMP was also awarded by Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), Toyota Motor Asia Pacific (TMAP) and Mitsui & Co., for its achievements from the previous year. One of which is attaining its 11th consecutive Triple Crown Title. Toyota Cabanatuan City, Inc. (TCC) won several awards that night including the most coveted President’s Award of Excellence. TCC was able to obtain the highest rating in overall dealer performance. Meanwhile, the 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up of the soughtafter award (President’s Award of Excellence) are Toyota Cagayan de Oro City, Inc. (TCO) and Toyota Shaw, Inc.

(TSI) respectively. TCC was also awarded the President’s Cup of CS Excellence for garnering the highest rating in Customer Satisfaction rating amongst all Toyota Dealers nationwide. TCC President, Mr. Jose Tan, Jr. received the awards in behalf of Team Toyota Cabanatuan. Among the other awards presented during that night, a Special Award for the Highest Selling Dealer Outlet was awarded to Toyota Pasig (TPG) received by Toyota Shaw Group Chairman, Mr. Severino Lim, Executive Vice President, Ms. Jonalyn Lim and President Mr. Arturo Lopez. TMP also lauded individual achievers for 2012. Toyota Cebu’s Alex Bilangoy and Christian Cabe of Toyota Baguio were awarded the Body Technician of the Year and the Paint Technician of the Year respectively. Furthermore, Rodel Panganiban of Toyota Dasmarinas won the Body and Paint Service Advisor of the Year, Dennis Sadiwa of Toyota Marikina was the Parts Marketing Professional of the Year and Erwin Sibal of Toyota San Fernando was the

Warranty Administrator of the Year. Lastly, the CR Skills Competition Champion was awarded to Liezl Trota of Toyota Cebu and the Marketing Professional of the Year was awarded to Andrew Geff Go of Toyota Alabang. Ultimately, these awards and distinctions serve as a tribute to the Dealer and its Team member’s commitment to providing the best quality service to its customers.

(From L-R – TMP Executive Vice President for Marketing Mr. Yohei Murase, TMP President Mr. Michinobu Sugata, TCC President Mr. Jose Tan, TCC General Manager Mr. Joel Canlas, TMP Vice Chairman Mr. Alfred Ty, TMP Senior Vice President for Marketing Mr. Santos Guerrero, TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Mr. Jose Maria Atienza)

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NEW GAME - Parasat Cable TV President Elpidio M. Paras introduces the new game in town “Triple Play Services” combining the services of cable, landline and internet services in one line. Said to be the first technology of its kind in Mindanao, this was launched March 8 in Cagayan de Oro. Also in picture is Mikhail Rio P. Villacin, Bayantel sales head in Mindanao (right). (photo by Rolando N. Sudaria)

their TVRO systems. In 1991, Paras established Parasat Cable TV, Inc. as the first ever CATV system in Mindanao. With an initial investment of P200, 000 and less than 10 employees, its headend was the backyard of the Paras residence in Villa Ernesto Subdivision in Gusa. With an initial offering of 12 channels, the service was

first offered to their neighbors in the subdivision. Today, Parasat Cable continues to grow and has given birth to diversified interests in adventure sports (Dahilayan Adventure Park/ Great White Water Tours), coffee shop (Coffee Works), salon and spa (Vanity Works and Ban Sabai), call center/ BPO ( Arriba Telecontact and Paramedix Inc.).

Toyota Motor Philippines awards top-performing dealers

(From L-R – TMAP Deputy General Manager, Field Operations Dept, CS Planning and Operations Division Mr. Yuichi Onoe, TMAP Senior Vice President Customer First Group Mr. Pairoj Hiranruangrong, TMAP Executive Vice President Mr. Vince Socco, TMP Executive Vice President for Manufacturing Mr. Kenji Kitamura, TMP President Mr. Michinobu Sugata, Toyota Dealers Association President Mr. William Li, TMP Vice Chairman Mr. Alfred Ty, TMP Executive Vice President for Marketing Mr. Yohei Murase, TMP Senior Vice President for Marketing Mr. Santos Guerrero, TMP Vice President for Customer Service Operations Mr.Rainnier Gregorio, TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations Mr. Jose Maria Atienza)


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Matinabangon Sp e c i a l G o s p e l o f t h e day:Lukas1:39-45(March11, 2013-Monday)Lukas1:3940-Ug niadtong mga adlawa si Maria mitindog ug midali pag-adto sa kabungturan, sa usa ka lungsod sa Juda ug misulod siya sa balay ni Zacarias ug nangomusta kang Elisabet:Sa Panultihon20:27-ang Ginoo gahatag kanato ug hunahuna ug tanlag ug dili kita makatago gikan niini. Sa Roma9:1-aduna kitay konsensya nga maoy musulti sa panahon nga makalapas kita.Theologian says, “conscience is the little voice of God speaking within in our hearts.”Mao kini ang rason nganong si Maria miadto kang Elizabeth, tungod sa diktar sa iyang konsensya ug tanlag.Sa Lukas1:18-si Elizabeth tigulang na kaayo. So meaning, sanglit jamo pamay Cesarian kaniadto alang sa mga galisod ug panganak, maong miadto si Maria aron sa pagdasig ni

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Elizabeth nga dili mahadlok. Sa Lukas1:37-si Maria maoy gipadayagan ni Gabriel nga ang tanan posible sa Dios, infact, ang ilang pagmabdos usa ka talagsaon. Dinhi atong makita nga si Maria “matinabangon” gayud bisan paman nga walay gasugo kaniya sa pagbuhat sa ingon.Mao kini ang nindot sa pagkatawo ni Maria kay manggihunahunaon kaayo sa mga nagkalisodlisod.Busa mga mabdos dapat lang magdebosyon mo sa matinabangon /P7

Graduates ipabitbit og silhig ANG Department of Education (DepEd) halos mahutdan na’s hangin ug laway sa pagpanawagan ngadto sa mga publikong tunghaan, ilabi na sa elementarya, nga dili gayud mangayo og amot gikan sa tumatapos nga kabataan tungod sa kalisod sa panahon karon. Apan anaay mga publikong tunghaan karon, kansang mga magtutudlo nangolikta og amot nga tag-Php100 aron kunohay ipalit sa dekorasyon sa stage nga himo-an sa graduation. Usa ka ginikanan mireport kanako nga gawas sa Php100, ang matag bata ipadala pa og silhig nga lanot o tikog sa lubi ug floorwax. Unsaon man kaha kini

Inato Ra Ni, Bai Jun Felicilda sa natungdang magtutudlo nga duol naman magsira ang klase? Imagine, pila ka mga bata ang magdala’g silhig ug floorwax. Ang maong tunghaan ra ba adunay duha ka sections sa Grade 6 nga sa kinatibokan adunay 80 ka mga bata. Pastilan pagkadaghang silhig ug floorwax nga matigom, no?

Ang nakaparat ra ba kay gihinadlok ang mga bata nga dili pirmahan ang ilang clearance kung dili makadala’g silhig ug floorwax. Unsa kahay plano ni Mam, no? Magbutang kaha siya’g summer superstore nga pulos silhig ug floorwax ang baligya? Ang mao ra ba nga magtutudlo, matud pa, naanad

na pagpangolikta og amot sa kabataan, sama niadtong tag-Php50 nga kunohay ipalit og telebisyon. Mo-graduate na lang ang iyahang pupils, wala pa gyoy bisag antenna na lang sa telebisyon. Asa na man ang kwarta Mam? Kung nakapalit ka na, asa man nimo gidala ang tv, Mam? Atong gitawagan ang mga kadagkuan sa DepEd, ilabi na sa regional director, nga susihon kini kay pagkalooy sa kabataan ug sa ilahang mga ginikanan. By the way, kini nga tunghaan anaa nahimutang sa usa ka barangay sakop sa lungsod sa Opol, Misamis Oriental.

Your family tree Think a minute... Ever hear the expressions “Like father, like son?” or “The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree?” Two families in America were studied for many years. One was the Max Jukes family; the other was the Jonathan Edwards family. What was discovered in this study is very interesting. Max Jukes was a man who did not believe in God or strong principles of right and wrong, and he married a woman like himself. More than 1,200 of their descendants were studied for several generations. 310 became professional beggars; 440 died of sexually transmitted diseases; 130 were sent to prison, 7 of

them for murder; over 100 became alcoholics; 60 became professional thieves and robbers; and 190 became prostitutes. Only 20 learned a profession, and10 of those learned their trade in prison. Jonathan Edwards, however, was a man who daily lived by the principles of Jesus Christ, and he chose to marry a woman who also had a personal relationship with Christ. Their descendants were studied over generations also. 300 of them became Christian ministers, missionaries, and theology professors; over 100 others became university professors; another100 became lawyers and attorneys; 30 became judges; 60 became medical doctors; another 60

became writers of published, popular books; 14 became presidents of universities; many others became successful business people; 3 became United States congressmen; and 1 became the Vice President of the United States. It is clearly true that our children end up following our example much more than following our advice! You cannot train up your child in the way you’re not going yourself. But you can start changing and going that way today—by asking the One Who invented families to forgive you for your wrong way of living. Then ask Jesus Christ to take charge of your heart and character. As you start living

His way every day, you will start showing your children the successful, right way of living. And they will also teach their children, who will then teach their children. Because well trained children grow up to train their children well. Just Think a Minute…

Criminology Education in the Philippines (First of three parts)

For almost sixty-four years already, Criminology Education has been here in our country. Its objective is primarily anchored on molding law enforcers that could effectively assist prosecutors in criminal cases. This educational program is even way ahead by sixteen (16) years before the Philippine Congress passed Republic Act 4864 (Police Act of 1966); twenty-six (26) years ahead before the creation of the Integrated National Police; twentyeight (28) years before the Philippine National Police Academy was operated; and forty-one (41) years before the Philippine National Police was established. The forerunners of our criminology education were all active practitioners and stakeholders of the law enforcement sector, the prosecution and judiciary, and the correctional institutions of the country. Their wisdom and acumen owe its lineage from their foreign and local formal education, trainings and handling of actual cases.

Gerry J. Caño These vast knowledge and skills in law enforcement are in the same texture shared today to our young people, honing them so as to realize their dreams and desires to become public safety practitioners, serving the people, protecting lives and properties. Republic Act 6506 was passed into law in 1972, which mandated Board Examinations among criminology graduates. However, it took sixteen (16) years before the first board examination was administered. As of 2003 to 2012 we have more than 75,000 Criminologists in the country, our rough estimate from 1988 to date,

we have more than 100,000 Criminologists already. The licensure examination is conducted twice a year, and is now the third most number of board examination takers in the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), next only to nursing and education examinees. There are more than 430 Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) both in government and private Colleges and Universities offering criminology education. Approximately 200,000 students enroll in criminology every semester from 1st to 4th year levels. These educational institutions have adhered to the standards set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). However, other schools go further and above par, by submitting their colleges to quality assurance evaluation. The CHED has its mechanisms to recognize and award criminology schools with sterling performance in all aspects and dimensions of the program. The Center for Excellence and Center of De-

velopment in Criminology Education is awarded by CHED to schools which through the test of time have displayed remarkable achievements thereby making their graduates truly dependable human resources. The Institutional Quality Assurance through Monitoring and Evaluation (IQUAME) of CHED is also one of the available tools to look into the quality of the graduates of HEIs. Aside from CHED the PACO-COA, PAASCU, AACCUP, and ISO are just some of the few accrediting institutions with international affiliations which continually benchmark the standards in order to cope with the international demands. Criminology in Nation Building Criminology education contributes significantly to nation-building. The economic viability of the Philippine market cannot single-handedly be determined by the business sector. Peace and order form the vital cog, a basic criminology /P7


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Proyektong pabalay sa Dalipuga ILIGAN City - “Ang pasensiya usa ka virtud”. Kini ang unod sa mensahe ni Mayor Lawrence Lluch Cruz atol sa groundbreaking sa usa ka bagong relocation site alang sa Sendong survivors sa Iligan Bay Vista Village, Sitio Paitan, Barangay Dalipuga. Mismo si Vice President Jejomar Binay ang

nanguna sa okasyon kauban ang mga kadagkoan sa National Housing Authority, Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council ug Department of Public Works and Highways. Nasayran nga kaniadto pa untang Agosto 2012 ang maong kalihukan, apan nalangan gumikan sa mga rekisito sa Mines

and Geosciences Bureau. Gani, gibutyag ni NHA Asst. General Manager Froilan Kampitan nga Enero 2012 pa namugna ni Mayor Cruz ang komitiba nga mitutok sa proyekto samtang Pebrero 2012 pa usab kini na-aprobahan sa NHA Board. Lakip nga ipatuman sa dapit ang concrete canal, sistema sa patubig, supply

sa kuryente, elementary school, multi-purpose hall alang sa panginabuhi-an, mini-market ug transport terminal. Samtang si Councilor Joe Zalsos, chair sa committee on housing and resettlement sa konseho, miingon nga mapahimutang sa Iligan Bay Vista Village ang 1,400 ka mga balay. (mta/boy decena/asf )

Secondary school renamed By Homer Jajalla

MAHINOG, Camiguin The Mahinog Municipal Council has unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the renaming of Mahinog National High School in barangay Hubangon after the late Mayor Sixto A. Abao. This, after Camiguin Representative Pedro P. Romualdo filed House Bill No. 6915 known as an “Act Changing the name of Mahinog National High School in barangay Hubangon, Municipality of Mahinog, Province of Camiguin to Sixto A. Abao National High School.” Romualdo said the pres-

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pertaining to distribution utility operations, are beyond our control,” she stressed. As part of its preparations, NGCP will defer its regular maintenance activities 1 week before and 1 week after the election to make all the transmission assets available for power delivery. Alabanza assured, “We will make sure that power delivery is excellent and transmission lines and equipment are at their best to ensure that we have electricity for the voting machines.” Earlier this month, the Department of Energy (DOE) created a Power Task Force intended to secure the country’s power supply for the mid-term elections. Together . with other energy agencies, NGCP is also a member of the said task force. “NGCP’s task force is aligned with the Power Task Force created by DOE We shall be in constant coordination with them and with other agencies in the power industry to ensure that we have a power interruption free election this year,” said Alabanza.(Advertorial)

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nga mapugos na lang pagpagamit sa mga pinananser,’ matud ni Director Ravanera atol sa interview sa Bombo Radyo – Cagayan de Oro. Iyang gi-awhag ang gobyerno ug mga bangko nga “tabangan ang mga mag-uuma aron dili sila madahig sa dautan nga mga binuhatan.” Iyang gihagit ang National Food Authority (NFA) nga ibutyag kung kinsa kanang

ent Mahinog National High School was established through the efforts of the late mayor, who was known for his deep concern and passion for education. It is the clamor of the residents of Mahinog that in order to perpetuate the memory of the late Sixto A. Abao, the Mahinog National High School in barangay Hubangon be renamed in his honor, Romualdo said in the bill’s explanatory note. During the creation of Mahinog as a town in July 1, 1948 by virtue of Executive Order No. 122 of President Manuel L. Roxas, then mayor Sixto A. Abao had shown the importance of education in his own

barangay when he chose the Mahinog High School, the first secondary public school in the island of Camiguin, to be established in his native barangay of Hubangon. Through the effort of then mayor Sixto A. Abao, the family of Cabeza Celedeno Abao, his close relative, agreed to an exchange of property where the said school was established and that the house made of hardwood owned by the latter became the original structure of the school, the resolution added. “Firstly, we honor the late Sixto A. Abao for his outstanding achievement and exemplary work as the

first Mayor of the town of Mahinog,” the resolution stated. “Secondly, we honor this man for his burning passion for education and commitment to public service that led to the establishment of the first secondary public school in Camiguin now known as Mahinog National High School in barangay Hubangon,” the resolution further said. Once HB No. 6915 becomes a law, the newly established Mahinog National High School II in barangay Poblacion will be automatically renamed Mahinog National High School. (HRJ, LGU Mahinog, Camiguin/ PIA10/asf )

mga importers sa bugas. Sumala sa balaod ang importasyon sa bugas, kinahanglang adunay panugot sa NFA. Sa pagkakaron, nagpadayon ang imbestigasyon pinangulohan mismo ni Director Ravanera, kinsa mirekomendar sa kansilasyon sa certificates of registration sa mga ‘nagpagamit’ nga farmers cooperatives. Alang kaniya, ang angay nga mo-angkat og bugas gikan sa ubang kanasuran mao unta ang mga mag-uuma, “kay sila mismo ang apektado sa situwasyon karon diin ang ilahang kaumahan gihimo nang mga plantasyon sa pinya, saging ug ubang mga tanom nga ipaka-on lamang sa ubang katawhan, dili sa mga Pinoy. Sa Amihanang Mindanao, aduna karoy 1,536 ka mga kooperatiba, matud ni Director Ravanera. (Si Arjay S. Felicilda sakop sa MinPressDev

Office of the Ombudsman and the CSC, as the case may be. The revised SALN form, guidelines in the filing out of the form and other attachments may be downloaded from the CSC website (APB/PIA10/jdelpf )

permanently fixed on a very high cliff overlooking the Pulangi river. From then on, the giant could no longer bother the tribe. So, as a gesture of thanksgiving, the tribe honored the three cousins with an indigenous ceremony.

SALN..... from page 1

ests of every government worker, as of December 31, 2012. The submission is required by law, under the provisions of Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Government Officials and Employees. Failure to submit SALN is punishable by one to six months suspension for the first offense and dismissal from service for the second offense. Director Vidal clarified that the submission of SALN is still lodged with the appropriate government agency mentioned in Section 8 of RA 6713, such as the Office of the President,

Binay..... from page 1

walay oposisyon, modaghan ang mabiktima sa tratamento nga sama sa nahiaguman sa gobernador sa Sugbo. “Nakita ninyo si Governor Garcia sa Cebu, basta na lang sinuspinde.” (Si Jun Felicilda sakop sa MinPressDev)

Kaamulan..... from page 8

the forest and meat from the deer (salawing), wild pig (beboy nemahintalunan), monkeys, fishes and edible forest rats (talibaboy). One day the tribe could not go hunting or gather food because they fear the Aragasi – a giant man believed to eat humans or any creature for his food. The three cousins Datu Lana, Tulalang and Agyo used a woman as bait to capture the hideous creature. They manage to catch the Aragasi but were unable to save the beautiful woman for she died in the hands of the Aragasi. Her blood flowed all over the place, and the land where the beautiful woman died became red. The tribe brought the giant into Sinangawan mountain cliff. The three cousins Datu Lanang, Tulala and Agyo casted a spell over the giant that turned the latter into a huge white stone

THE GATHERING Kaamulan is from the Binukid word “amul”, which means “to gather”. It is a gathering of Bukidnon tribe-people for a purpose. It can mean a datuship ritual, a wedding ceremony, a thanksgiving festival during harvest time, a peace pact, or all of these put together. Showcasing the unique indigenous culture of Bukidnon, the Kaamulan is held annually in the province from the second half of February to March 10, the date that marks the anniversary of the creation of Bukidnon as a province in 1917. As an ethnic festival, the Kaamulan celebrates the customs and traditions of the seven tribal groups that originally inhabited the Bukidnon region, namely, the Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon and Umayamnon. Several tribal folks representing these seven hill tribes of Bukidnon gather in unity with the local dwellers in town, wearing their intricately woven costumes studded with trinkets, anklets, earrings, necklaces, leglets, headdresses and amulets. They dance together, chant, perform ancient rituals, and compete in indigenous sports. What makes the Kaamulan Festival unique is the presence

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2 die of HIV-AIDS BUTUAN City - Dr. Gerna Manatad of DOH-CHD Caraga said that out of the 32 HIV cases in 2012 in the region, two are already dead. Of such cases, 94% are males, age ranging from 18-67 years old. Of same figure, 94% has identified themselves as MSM or having sex with the same gender (maleto-male sex), 100% of the cases are due to sexual mode of transmission, and 12% of them are OFWs.

CEPALCO puts up another solar plant MISAMIS Occidental - Another photovoltaic solar plant, which is expected to bring in an energy output of 20 megawatts will be put up by the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (CEPALCO). According to Egnr. Oliver Labares, photovoltaic plant supervisor of CEPALCO, the project is now in development stage after its propsal was approved by the ERC.

FFCCCII turns-over school building SURIGAO del Norte - The president of Surigao Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), Alfred T. Tiu and Mr. Lau E. Ching, recently, turned-over the newly-constructed two-classroom school-building to the Mariano Espina Memorial Central Elementary School (MEMCES). The ceremony was held at the MEMCES School Campus, Surigao City.

PIA DG graces multi-sector meet LANAO del Norte - PIA Director General Jose Mari Oquinena graced the ‘Builders Night,’ a gathering of a multi-sectoral groups that volunteered to be part of the Bayanihan Challenge on March 23-28, 2013. The municipality of Sapad in this province will be the Gawad Kalinga’s recipient of the housing units to be built.


Walay laing makapadayag sa kamatuoran. Si JESUS lamang. Duyogon ug sundong ta Siya. (Gipadayag 5: 1-12) of the tribe-people themselves in the dance presentations. They dance with their authentic ritual moves and clothing, which other festivals in the country can hardly have. The Provincial Government of Bukidnon will be celebrating its Centennial Year on September 1, 2014. The basis of such was the research findings of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, duly

signed by Dr. Maria Serena I. Diokno, dated May 31, 2012, stating that the province of Bukidnon was created under Act No. 2408 that took effect on September 1, 1914. Such creation was affirmed and adopted then by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) headed by Vice Governor Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. (With DOT 10/Bukidnon Tourism Office researches)

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87 LGUs benefit from Bottom-Up Budgeting By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

CAGAYAN de Oro City - Poor local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao are set to benefit from the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) in 2014. Director Annabele M. Atillo of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the region said 87 LGUs in Northern Mindanao are among the 1,233 focus areas that will benefit from the implementation of the BuB next year. These areas were selected based on poverty incidence, poor popula-

tion, magnitude of poor population living in barangays exposed to high geohazard risks, and high economic potential but with high poor population, among others. Atillo said BuB is an approach that ensures convergence of the services of key departments and agencies to respond to the needs of LGUs or communities. It incorporates the prioritized list of programs and projects of the focus cities and municipalities into the budgets of key departments and agen-

ILIGAN City – Dili trabaho sa kagamhanang lokal o sa congressional office ang pag-imbestigar sa kaso mahitungod sa pagpusil sa duha ka pulis dinhi sa dakbayan. Kini ang reaksiyon ni Lone District Rep. Varf Belmonte batok sa mga tawong nagbasol kaniya ug sa mayor sa dakbayan sa maong insidente. Sumala pa niya, masulbad and naasoy nga kaso pinaagi sa imbestigasyon aron maila ang mga kriminal

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and other agencies, and in the private sector, since the 1950’s up to the present have put their lives in peril; and countless others even have perished in the line of duty, defending and protecting our country from the enemies of the State. They have fought and continue to fight against lawless elements of society so that we may have a peaceful community- bringing into the fold the business environment, maintaining peace and order, for businesses to thrive and the country to propel.

cies, she further said. She, however, pointed-out that the identification of the priority needs of the locality will be done by the LGUs in coordination with civil society organizations (CSOs). For this year, 58 out of the 595 BuB beneficiaries were from Northern Mindanao. According to the DBM-10, four of these 58 LGUs have declined but they will remain to be beneficiaries for next year’s implementation of BuB. (APB/PIA10/asf)

WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION - Various government agencies in Region 10 joined the opening of the 2013 Women’s Month Celebration with the theme, “Kababaihan: Gabay sa Pagtahak sa Tuwid na Daan”. Initiated by the Gender Advocates and Women in Government Service (GA-WINGS-10), the activity was held at the Camp Alagar Grounds in Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City on March 1, 2013. (RTPaculba, PIA 10/asf)

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Big winner in Bukidnon’s Kaamulan Festival 2013 By Cheng Ordonez, Mindanao STAR Daily

THE ethnic dance with the storyline of a giant, harassing a food-abundant community, killing a beautiful woman, who is a cousin of three datus and whose blood flowed all over the place and literally painting the town red, is a big winner, bagging this year’s Street Dance and Ground Competitions during the Kaamulan Festival of the Province of Bukidnon, held from the second half of February to early March 10. The top awards in the festival’s two big categories went to Kitaotao, a town in Bukidnon named after a Manobo leader Datu Tayaotao, who bravely and successfully helped a Muslim Datu fight against the invasion of the Spaniards and, in gratitude, the Muslim Datu offered his only daughter in marriage and gave him a huge area of land he named after Datu Tayaotao which later on became Kitaotao - the Land of Wealth. Kitaotao is diverse in ethnic groups. Among the domineering tribes are the Dumagat, the Matigsalog and the Manobo. The presence of the cultural communities in the locality with its unique customs and traditional practices made Kitaotao a cultural tourism destination of Bukidnon. Malaybalay City, the capital of Bukindon, has flourished in food, business and cultural activities with songs and dances that were truly ethnic during the Kaamulan Festival held recently. With the theme: “Sustaining Culture and Unity Towards Progress and Development,” Kaamulan 2013 lived up to the expectations of both local and foreign tourists who were amazed by the kind of festival this province in Northern Mindanao is celebrating every year. Garden shows, Food Fest, Agri-Fair, Indigenous Bazaar, Livestock Show converted the Capitol grounds into a marketplace, like in the old times, except that there were

already modern commodities put up for sale. Kaamulan also involves unique sporting events, like Rodeo and the modern motocross, Moto Trail Challenge, wall climbing and a lot more. No wonder, young and old alike from the different parts of the country come and troop to the Kaamulan Festival. The Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Office 10 declared the Kaamulan Festival as one of the best festivals in the country today, urging the local government unit and private entities to put up more accommodations accredited by DOT 10 to house the increasing number of local and foreign tourists year after year. DOT 10 Regional Director Catalino Chan III described the Kaamulan Festival 2013, in his message during the awarding of the Street Dance and Tableau Competitions on March 2, 2013, at the Capitol Grounds, for being the “best in presentation for eco-tourism; best ethnic festival; and having the best floats” in a cultural festival. “The Province of Bukidnon, with its beautiful lakes, best cowboys and abundant agricultural products, is an authentic area for ethnic presentations. I commend the national and local officials for a successful Kaamulan Festival this year. Bukidnon is a living Museo,” Director Chan said. “Bukidnon has a new sense of pride. It is now gaining a far better performance in the tourism map of the country. It is now a by-word in adventure tourism, and soon to be an agri-eco-nature-retirement center in Mindanao. Almost all travel agencies in Cebu and in Manila are now selling the adventure package tour in Bukidnon. It is a package tour that is actually selling almost like hot cakes,” Director Chan told guests, visitors and Kaamulan contingents during the awarding rites.

Director Chan said the Kaamulan festival is perhaps the result of the product of 36 years of staging. Sungkod Kamanga is participated by the Lumads alone while Kaamulan is a joint celebration of seven or eight tribes of Bukidnon and the people of Bukidnon. “This is because even with the advent of modernization, the people are still adopting some of the customs and traditions of our forefathers, the pananghid, kasal, bunyag, pamalaye or even courtship,” Dir. Chan explained. The regional tourism office assisted the Province of Bukidnon technically in the amount of P250,000 for this year’s Kaamulan Festival. “It is my wish that we can bring the Kaamulan Festival to Manila and show the world how wonderful it is,” Dir. Chan said. For his part, Bukidnon Governor Alex Padua Calingasan and Vice Governor Jose Ma. Rubin Zubiri, Jr., thanked all the eight contingents for joining the Kaamulan 2013, and extending their gratitude to Director Chan and DOT 10 staff for their support. “It is our vision to turn Bukidnon into a tourism adventure destination and eco-agricultural capital of the Philippines five years from now,” Gov. Calingasan said. Second placer in the Street Dance Competition was Talakag followed by Valencia City. In the Ground Competition, second placer was Valencia City with Talakag in the third place. Winners in the Float Competition were the following: Talakag – 1st place, Dangcagan – 2nd and Don Carlos in the 3rd place. BIG WINNER’S GIANT ARAGASI

Kitaotao, a place loved and blessed by Manama (God) with the abundance of fruits from kaamulan /P5

Kitaotao contingents walk on bamboo poles to fight and level off with giant Aragasi during the Street Dance Competition of the Kaamulan Festival, which culminates on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Photo by Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews

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