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By Rutchie C. Aguhob

NGCP funds 1-hectare mangrove plantation


ZAMIZ City - The Department of Energy (DOE) has created the Power Task Force (PTF) Election to ensure the continuous supply of electricity before, during and after the May 13, 2013 elections.

In support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) National Greening Program, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) funded a mangrove plantation project near the coastal area of Brgy. Bunawan, Davao City. NGCP and DENR Region 11 entered into an agreement to develop a one-hectare mangrove plantation as part of the tree seedling replacement/planting project of the transmission company for the DENR.

Subsequently, DENR’s Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) contracted the Association of Fisherfolk Davao City, Inc. (AFDCI), a non-¬stock non-profit organization which implements coastal development projects and manages coastal resources in Davao City, to execute the reforestation. AFDCI started the project last November 6, 2012 with the preparation of nursery sites and production of nursery beds. By December 14, ngcp /P5

HELPING REBUILD LIVES - Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon (center) accepts one chainsaw and 600 sets of household wares from Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) Deputy Executive Director Corazon Ginete (third from left) during the “Davao Oriental: Building Back Better” inter-agency meeting held Tuesday in Davao City. The P2.5 million-worth of assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with MinDA, aims to help Typhoon Pablo victims rebuild normal lives. Also in photo are (l-r) UNDP Davao Oriental Debris Clearing project officer Misuari Abdullah; UNDP Davao Oriental Debris Clearing project manager James Alih Abdul; Davao Oriental planning coordinator Freddie Bendulo; Supervising environment management specialist Dolores Valdesco, province of Davao Oriental; Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor coordinator for Davao Oriental Malou Tarona; and Provincial executive assistant Marciano Tapiador. (MinDA photo)

CAGAYAN de Oro City – Gipasidunggan sa National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) si Konsehal Ian Mark Nacaya tungod sa iyahang 20 ka tuig nga pagpangalagad sa kagamhanan. Sa maong pasidungog, gihisgotan sa NCMF ang walay pu-as nga pagserbisyo ni Kag. Nacaya, isip youth leader, barangay official ug tulo ka terminong konsehal sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Ang NCMF, nahisilong sa Opisina sa Presidente. Dinhi sa Amihanang Mindanao, kini gipangulohan ni Regional Director Ombra Gandamra, kinsa maoy

milagda sa plake alang kang Konsehal Nacaya. Lakip sa gipasikaran sa pasidungog ang dakong tabang sa konsehal nganha sa NCMF ug sa kinabokang Muslim community sa dakbayan. Si Konsehal Nacaya maoy author ug co-author sa kapid-an ka mga balaod, sama sa Ordinance No. 12139-2011 (Traffic Code of Cagayan de Oro); Ordinance No. 10536-2007 (Local Code on Children of Cagayan de Oro City) nga gitawa usab og Comprehensive Children’s Welfare Code; Ordinance No. 10558-2007 (Women’s Development nacaya /P5

PASIDUNGOG – Makita sa hulagway si Konsehal Ian Mark Nacaya (ikaduha gikan sa wala) tapad sa mga opisyal sa Muslim community sa Cagayan de Oro, pinangulohan ni Regional Director Ombra Gandambra sa National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (wala). Kini, human ang maong opisina mipasidunggog kang Konsehal Nacaya atol sa 36th Regional Qur’an Reading Competition dinhi sa Cagayan de Oro. Ang pasidungog gipasikad sa 20 anyos nga pag-alagad ni Kag. Nacaya, isip youth leader, barangay ug city government official. (Advertorial)

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This was revealed Engr. Mylene C. Capungcol, Director IV of the DOE’s Energy Industry Management Bureau (EIMB), during the Long-Term Energy Outlook of the Mindanao Grid Seminar for Journalists Covering the Energy Sector, held at the Prima Vera Green Residences at the Business Center of the Pueblo de Oro Township, Cagayan de Oro City. Engr. Capungcol said the creation of PTF Elections has been made through DOE Circular No. 2012-12comelec /P5

BRINGING HOME THE BACON - Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Y. Emano poses with the three pupils from City Central School, who proved themselves exceptional during the National Science Class Fair in Baguio City, very recently. The mayor funded their trip to Baguio City where Joseph Angelo Alcala (2nd from right) and Reysonn Joss V. Ruiz (3rd from right) grabbed the trophy for their investigative project. While Shekinah Niña Paraiso (2nd from left) was 4th runner up in the Bb. Kalikasan tilt. Also in photo are Science Coach Aida H. Sambas (right) and Teachers’ Club Prexy John Salbalosa (left). (CIOPHOTO/jdelpf)

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Kababayen-an padayong gisuportahan SI KONSEHAL ADRIAN Barba, chair sa city council committee on education midayeg sa kababayen-an sa dakbayan atol sa International Women’s Day kaniadtong petsa-8 ning bulana. Siya namulong atol sa tigom sa Barangay Women Development Council (BWDC) sinalmutan sa 80 ka barangay sa dakbayan. TRABAHANTE PARA CANADA - Nagpadayon ang Staffhouse International Resources Corporation pagpangita sa Ang kalihokan gipahgustong motrabaho sa Canada, isip pork production technicians. Ang interviews ginahimo diha sa Public Employment Services Office (PESO), dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Sa too nga hulagway makita si City PESO Manager Juvy Paza nga naga-facilitate sa kalihokan subay sa tinguha sa gobyerno sa dakbayan nga makatrabaho ang katawhan dinhi o sa gawas sa nasod. (CDO CIO/asf)

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Dads authorize coastal livelihood project to pilot areas THE barangays of Lapasan and Gusa will now serve as pilot areas for the implementation of the Coastal Enterprise Livelihood Project, under the Integrated Coastal Management Program (ICM). The City Council, presided over by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas, passed an ordinance authorizing Mayor Vicente Y. Emano to enter into a agreement with the two barangays and the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) for the purpose. The project complies with Executive Order No. 533 of 2006, which declares the ICM as a national strategy to ensure sustainable development of the country’s coastal and marine

environment and resources through promoting application of best practices like fisheries management, among others. Pursuant to the MOA, the DENR will provide a f u nd i ng supp or t of P120,000 per barangay for the implementation of a Coastal Enterprise Livelihood Project piloting the establishment of a Basura Livelihood Center and Material Recover y Facility in the two coastal barangays. The legislation was favorably endorsed by the committees on environment and natural resources and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors President D. Elipe and Ramon Tabor, respectively. (LCR/asf )


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LPI-EWS FIELD VISIT/EDUCATIONAL TOUR. WITH the target of properly capturing the livestock and poultry meat market of the region that would be reflected in situationer reports, the Livestock and Poultry Information and Early Warning System (LPI-EWS) team of the Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao recently went on a field visit/educational tour to two (2) different processing plants within Cagayan de Oro City. Through the activity, the team learned the source and amount of supply that goes to such processing plants, particularly noting the livestock and poultry producers’ challenge in meeting specifications for them to gain entry to more business ventures in the city. Above photo shows Production Team Leader Bryan Gam (standing) prepping the LPI-EWS team before entering a processing plant’s chicharon production station. (Joanne L. Olson, DA-10)

DAR, DTI, DA converge for ARBs By Florence A. Ramos

CAGAYAN DE ORO – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) conducted the DAR-DTI Technical Discussion on Value-Chain Analysis and Planning for Project CONVERGE on March 6-8 in this city. The 3-day affair was attended by officers and staff from the DAR and DTI central office and their counterparts from Regions 9, 10, and 13 (CARAGA). A representative from the Department of Agriculture (DA-10) also attended. The value-chain analysis and planning activity aims is to analyze and map the value-chain business development plans for selected crops in each of the covered regions and thereby increase the income of the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs).

“DTI will be a major support since they will be the agency who will assist the project in building and improving agribusiness partnerships between ARB organizations and private sectors,” mentioned Dir. Beh Afable of the DAR Project Development Management Service (PDMS). Furthermore, John Lucero, a senior trade industry development specialist (STIDS) from DTI Central Office said that with the fast-paced development on the market, competitiveness between commercial products and products from local farmers will become more challenging. “Consumers today are more sophisticated and tend to go for the best and convenient products on the market. This will be where value-chain can help our farmers,” said Lucero. Value-chain analysis, according to his presenta-

tion is a business promotion approach to help improve sectoral competitiveness. Further, DAR Undersecretary for Support Services Jerry Pacturan emphasized the importance of properly organizing the ARBs in the value-chain to strengthen their competitiveness in the market. The Convergence on Value-chain Enhancement for Rural Growth and Empowerment, or simply Project CONVERGE is a project conceptualized by the Philippine government through the National Convergence Initiative agencies (DA, DAR, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources) whose principal goal is to reduce poverty by increasing the incomes of poor Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) clusters with the assistance of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

‘Mga Bagong Rizal’ nominees now accepted By Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Philippine Center for Gifted Education Inc. is accepting nominations for the “Mga Bagong Rizal: Pag-asa ng Bayan” Awards 2013. Now a biennial event after the successful mounting in 2011, the search is open to children and youth who exude exemplary performance in their own fields. They are gathered for activities that will boost their leadership skills and acquaint them further with the life of the national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. PCGE sources said the nominees can be from grade three to college level in a public or private school, vocational course or an out-of-school youth (OSY). Should belong to the top five percent of their class. For OSYs, the top five percent of last class attended or has been recognized for their outstanding ability or excellence in one or more of the multiple intelligences confirmed through local, regional, national and international awards. Should also have an existing project or is actively involved in an activity that shows concern for others; has shown commitment to school, community, regional or national

goals through documented involvement in projects and activities; has shown exemplary behavior, conduct, values and interpersonal relationship skills and has shown leadership potential. The nominee should be willing to perform the duties and obligations that come with being chosen as the “Bagong Rizal” 2013. Meanwhile, the nominator can be any Filipino residing in the Philippines, a school, a community like a barangay, socio-civic organizations, religious groups, government and non-government agencies. Nominees are required to submit a duly accomplished nomination form with picture, recommendations from three persons who know the nominee, awards, pictures, documents to support the award and a one page essay answering the question: “Why do you think you deserve to be one of the 17 Mga Bagong Rizal Awardees?” All nominations and supporting documents should not be more than 50 pages and should be addressed and mailed to the Regional Development Council where the nominee resides. Nomination period is from January 15 to April 15. Self-nomination will not be allowed. (JMOR/PIA10/asf )

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Makiangayon Gospel of the day:Marcos1: 29-39 (March14, 2013 Thursday) Juan5:31-Kon ako mao ang magpanghimatuod mahitungod sa akong kaugalingon, ang akong panghimatuod maisip nga dili tinuod:Sa 1 Pedro2:22ang Dios dili kamaong mamakak.Sa Hebreo4:13-ang Dios nahibalo sa tanan. Sa Panultihon8:30-si Jesus tupad sa Amahan gikan pa sa sinugdanan. Kini ang rason nganong si “Jesus kunbinsado” nga may gasaksi kaniya nga mao ang iyang Amahan.Sa Juan10:30-Si Jesus ug Amahan usa lamang.Sa Buhat 22:15-ang saksi nakakita ug nakadungog.Mao kini nga relasyon ni Jesus ug sa Amahan nga nag ilhanay sa usag usa.On the other side, kini kabaligtaran sa relasyon sa Dios ug sa tawo kay ang Dios lamang maoy saksi kanato, kay kaila man siya nato individually. Sa Salmo69:5-walay natago sa Dios.Takenote, ang

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FIRING SQUAD – Wala kitay tinguha’ng magbugalbugal, Magapadayag lamang kita sa atong obserbasyon ug hunahuna. Sa mga press conference, dili gayod maayo nga daghang resource persons ang palingkuron sa head table. Ang angay unta, usa o duha lamang ka ‘principal’ resource persons ang ipalingkod diha. Ang tendency man gud, usa lamang ka tawo ang kakunay nga matumbok sa mga pangutana. Siyembre, sa ingon niana nga situwasyon, usa lamang usab ang magpunay og tubag sa mga pangutana. Resulta : Ang ubang resource persons, magduka na lang intawon ug daw mahimo lamang nga dayan-dayan sa kalihokan. Gitawag kini og ‘firing squad’ presscons. Firing squad nga usa ray makaka-igo. Halos tanang opisina sa gobyerno karon, ingon niini ang estelo sa pagpahigayon og presscon. Usa ka estelo nga dili gayod maayo. By the way, kanang lamisa’ng magagamiton sa presscon, kasal, o unsang mga kalihokan, gitawag sa uban og ‘presidential table’, apan ang hustong tawag diay niana… head table, gawas kung adunay presidente nga molingkod diha. (hulagway kuha ni Rolando Sudaria sa MinStar Daily ug sakop sa Mindanao Alliance for Sustainable Development)

CDO Bloggers sa inyong mata

NAGLAGOT ko sa mga nagpatoo nga mga bloggers kunohay sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro human ilang gipakita ang ilang pagkawalay respeto sa ilang isig ka tawo. Dili ko man kinaiya nga magpaila ako nga miyembro sa prensa o usa ka magsusulat apan ang ilang [nagpatoong mga bloggers] ka bastos magdala o mag organisa og usa ka kalihukan dili lang istilo nga bulok kon dili usa ka klase sa binastos nga pamaagi ug ka walay respeto. Hinaut nga kini sila nagpatoo lamang ug dili lehitimo nga mga bloggers kay sa akong tan-aw dili pud ni dagway og kwarta ang mga tinood nga bloggers kay makapalit gud og Laptop dili susama nako nga laptop lagi pero “lapad nga topperware.” Ambot og unsay nakaon niining nagpatoo nga bloggers nga dili man moatubang sa mga pangutana ug dili sab

Aw diay! Ruel V. Pelone kabalo mo-eksplikar kon nganon nga ilang gipabalikbalik ang tanang mitambong sa press conference ni Manong Chiz ug Ate Grace. Unya ra ba kining nagpaila nga “Irene” [ambot kung sakop pud ni sa nagpatoo nga bloggers nga grupo] kunohay morag tagulilong, motungha ug mahanaw nga morag kalag, dwede, enkangto o unsa ba. Sa tinood lang, taas gyud ang akong respetar niining mga bloggers. Gani, nagplano ko nga moapil niining grupo kung makapalit na ko og Laptop. Unsaon man gud nga Lapad nga Topperware ra gyud kaya nato paliton. Ahay!

Sa akong huna-huna angayan na unta nga hatagan sa katawhan og bili ang world wide web--ang Internet nga maoy gikabuangan sa halos tanan, matiguwang o mabatan-on. Sa akong hunahuna nga kung mamahimo na unya akong miyembro sa bloggers, ako motabang aron mas mo-angat ang estado sa bloggers apan maayo na lang kay akong nasayran ang batasan niining pipila. Walay respeto sa ilang isig ka tawo. Liwat pud sa bisita nga gakinapayas. Ingon ni Manong Chiz nga dili kuno niya kinaiya ang pagtambong sa mga “rally rally” kay mao kuno

iyang gisaligan ang “social network.” Di ba bakak? Miapil man gani siya sa “proclaimation rally” sa “Team Patay” ug uban pa nga mga “campaign sorties “mao man gani nga gihagbong siya [ug si Grace] sa United Nationalist Alliance (Una) diin ang iyang [Chiz} Ninong Joseph Estrada maoy usa sa mga haligi. Ku ng a ko mob ot ar karong eleksyon, pili-on gyud nako og una kadtong mga politiko o kandidato nga wala mobuwag sa ilang mga asawa. Ang politiko man gud nga buwag sa asawa dili maayo nga haligi. Wala man gani nila mapalambo ang ilang kaugalingon nga pamilya o panimalay kana pa bang panimalay o pamilya sa uban. ••• Naa ra bay usa ka politiko nga “sorry sorry” dayon aron ingnon nga “love” pa niya iyang asawa. Maayo unta kung dili na na bolatik!

Ang duruha ka “Passes”pasulod sa langit BRO. EDCEL L. CLOSAS

relasyon sa Dios Amahan ug ni Jesus labihan ka suod kay nag-ilhanay man sa usag usa.Kini lahi sa tawo kay daghan kanato nga dili suod sa Dios ug nga tungod niini “wala kita makaila” kaniya sa lintunganay gayud. The truth is, Siya kaila nato “ultimately,” apan kasagaran kanato walay kabangkaagan sa Dios, kay dili man kita “nakigsuod” kaniya.So therefore, Dios ray saksi kanato apan daghan kanato nga dili saksi, kay dili man kita suod kaniya makiangayon /P5

Sa panahon nga adunay pasundayag nga pagahimuon sama sa cine, konsyerto, boxing, paugnat sa kusog ug uban pa nga LIVE! kita mopalit ug ticket balig passes sa pagsulod. Sa pagsulod sa langit kita nagkinahanglan ug 2 ka passes aron kita makasulod. Ang kalainan lang niini nga passes kay LIBRE! Ug walay presyo o bayad bugti sa imoha unya’ng pagsulod niini. 2 Passes, Admission for 1 Person. Ang Pagkamatarong sa Dios(+P) ug Kinabuhing Dayon(Eternal Life). “Bisan ang pagkamatarong sa Dios (+P) pinaagi sa PAGTOO NI CRISTO JESUS alang sa tanan nga magatoo; kay walay kalainan. Ang tanan nakasala ug nakabsan(-Pagkamatarong) sa himaya sa Dios(+Pagkamatarong).

Doktrina (Taga Roma 3:22-23) “Unsa man ang atong ikasulti karon? Nga ang mga Gentil, nga wala manglimbasog sa pagka-matarong(-P), nakakabot hinuon sa pagkamatarong(+P), bisan sa pagkamatarong nga pinaagi sa PAGTOO.Apan ang Israel, nanglimbasog sa balaod sa pagkamatarong(+P), wala makaabot niana nga balaod. Ngano man? Tunod kay wala nilambasogi kini pinaagi sa PAGTOO.”(Taga Roma 9:30-32) “Pinaagi sa grasya kita naluwas pinagi sa pagtoo, ug dili kini sa imoha’ng paningkamot(-P), kini gasa sa Dios. Dili

binasihan sa mga maayong binuhatan(P), aron walay bisan isa nga makapanghinambog .” (Taga Efeso 2:8-9) “Dili sa mga maayo’ng binuhatan nga ato’ng nabuhat(-P), apan tungod sa iyang kaluoy kita Iyang giluwas…” (Tito 3:5) “ Siya nga walay sala gihimo’ng halad puli sa atong mga sala, aron kita makaangkon sa pagkamatarongsa Dios(+P) nga anaa Kaniya” (2 TagaCorinto 5:21) “Kay gihigugma pag-ayo sa Dios ang kalibotan, nga niaana Iyang gipadala ang Iyang bugtong anak aron bisan kinsa nga motoo Kaniya dili mahanaw(Linaw sa Kalayo)apan makaangkon sa Kinabuhing walay katapusan(malangit).


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Incentives sa pulis, Solon calls for peaceful bombero gi-usbawan resolution of Sabah issue Sinulat ni Arjay S. Felicilda, News Director

By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

MARAWI City - A congressman in Lanao del Sur has appealed to the national government to urgently coordinate with the Malaysian government to resolve the Sabah issue and exhaust all means necessary to ensure the safety of Filipinos in Sabah.

Representative Pangalian M. Balindong of the 2nd District of Lanao del Sur in a statement said the only way to resolve the Sabah issue is through a peaceful and diplomatic approach. He added that this should be the first priority of the national government. He urged the Sultan

of Sulu and his followers to return to Sulu and continue the struggle for Sabah through peaceful and diplomatic initiatives. “I humbly urge the Sultan of Sulu to command his followers to end the standoff and prevent unnecessary bloodshed and damage to regional peace,” he said.

Balindong said the use of force will resolve nothing. “This act of provocation and aggression by our brothers neither advances a viable resolution regarding historic claims on Sabah nor does it push forward our collective yearning for lasting peace in Mindanao,” he said. (APB/PIA10/arjaysfelicilda)

Gi-usbawan sa gobyerno sa Cagayan de Oro ang cash incentives sa kapulisan ug kabomberohan. Kini gibutyag ni Konsehal Ian Mark Nacaya, chair sa city council committee on police, fire and public safety. Matud niya nga gikan sa P1,000, miusbaw kini

ngadto sa P1,500 matag bulan. Lakip sa mahatagan sa inusbawan nga cash incentives ang mga kawani sa ubang ahesiya nga nadestino sa syudad sa Cagayan de Oro. (basi sa report sa The Power/ Arjay S. Felicilda, sakop sa MinPressDev)

PIA News Bits Director Abner M. Caga PIA, R10 & 13 Cluster

CSC reminds government workers BUTUAN City - CSC reminds all government employees to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities & Net Worth (SALN) before April 30, 2013. The revised SALN form and guidelines in the filing out of the form and other attachments may be downloaded from CSC website

Surigao women spearheads trade exhibit SURIGAO del Norte - The Surigao Norte Provincial Center for Women’s Training and Development Office spearheaded the opening of the Women’s Trade Exhibit at the Provl Convention Center, Surigao City. The activity is in line with this year’s celebration of Women’s Month.

BFP reiterates people on fire prevention

IPONAN WATERSHED PROTECTION - The multi-partite protection and law enforcement of the Iponan River watershed formally kicked-off last week with the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA), among various law enforcement agencies. The MOA stipulates the immediate stoppage of all illegal and destructive mining and other resources extractive activities within the watershed. At right is Police Chief Supt. Catalino Rodriguez Jr., regional police director for Northern Mindanao. (Rodolfo D. Mendoza, PIA-10/asf)

NGCP...... from page 1

2012, one thousand pieces each of Bakauan and Api-api seedlings were planted along the coast of Brgy. Bunawan. AFDCI was also tasked to protect and maintain the area until the seedlings are ready for out-planting. According to NGCP Spokesperson, Atty. Cynthia Alabanza, one of the transmission company’s main advocacies is environment protection, “NGCP gives premium to environment protection especially when constructing new transmission lines. We make it a point to coordinate with DENR to ensure that we are not violating any environmental laws. This is one of our Corporate Social Responsibility programs aimed to give back to the communities which host our transmission assets.” NGCP is a privately owned corporation in charge of operating, maintaining,

and developing the country’s power grid. NGCP transmits high-voltage electricity through “power superhighways” that include the interconnected system of transmission lines and towers, substations and related assets. NGCP’s regular maintenance activities and expansion projects aim to enhance the reliability and quality of electricity delivered to customers

Comelec...... from page 1

0011, relative to the May 13 national and local exercise. As stipulated in Comelec Resoultion No. 9598, issued December 21, 2012, the deputation order is for DOE to ensure an uninterrupted power supply on the day before and on election day, until the termination or conclusion of the canvassing of the election returns and proclamation of the elected officials. Meanwhile, due to the imperative need to provide

sufficient uninterrupted electrical power supply during the critical days of the elections, the Comelec came up earlier with Resolution No. 9597, deputizing the National Electrification Administration (NEA), the National Power Corporation (Napocor) and the Local Electric Cooperatives in connection with the conduct of the May 13, 2013 elections. Such resolution complies with the Comelec’s mandate to conduct and ensure the holding of a free, orderly, honest, peaceful and credible automated national and local elections on May 13, Atty. Stalin A. Baguio, provincial election supervisor (PES) of Misamis Occidental, said. He added, as deputies these agencies are expected to provide and maintain stable and continuous nationwide electric power requirements from May 13 to 20, 2013, that will be used in the voting and counting of votes, transmission and consolidation of results and proclamation of the winning candidates. (Rutchie C. Aguhob - Media ng Bayan/jdelpf )

Nacaya...... from page 1

Code of Cagayan de Oro City ug uban pa. Ang pasidungog gidawat ni Konsehal Nacaya, petsa-5 ning bulana, atol sa 36th Regional Qur’an Reading Competition dinhi sa Cagayan de Oro. (Advertorial)

Makiangayon... from page 1

sa hingpit.Suod ka ba sa Dios?Juan5:32-Apan adunay lain nga nagapanghimatuod mahitungod kanako, ug ako nahibalo nga tinuod ang iyang panghimatuod mahitungod kanako:Kini referado sa Amahan nga maoy nakakita sa tanan dinhi sa kalibotan ug walay makaikyas kaniya. Sa Sirac23:19-23- ang mga mata sa Dios mas hayag pa sa siga sa adlaw nga nakakita sa tanan.Sa Jeremias17:9-10-nakabasa ang Dios sa hunahuna ug kasingkasing sa tawo.Mao kini ang sukaranan nga ang Dios “dili bias ug makiangayaon”kun muhokom sa matag

BUTUAN City – Fire Sr Insp. Ray Antonio Restauro of the BFP-Caraga reiterated that the month of March is considered Fire Prevention Month of every year, since this month has recorded several fire incidents. He also stressed that BFP is continuously conducting information dissemination to the public on the prevention of fire everywhere. The agency also distributed leaflets containing tips to make fire safety a daily habit.

City DILG strengthens intelligence networking BUTUAN City - According to City Dir. Romeo Solis of DILG, the City Peace and Order Council of Butuan has programs and projects. Among those include : strengthening of intelligence networking of force multipliers by providing reward and incentives; support to operation in the conduct of Internal Security Operation/Counter Insurgency; capability-building interventions to force multipliers; strengthening anti-illegal drug operations; and sarticipation and provision of logistical support in the conduct of “pulong-pulong” and other activities


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the final submission of revised proposals will be submitted again by LPRAT to the regional team. When the projects are

finally settled and/or replaced, the DILG will make a revised list of validated BUB projects for submission to the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Regional Development Council. A consolidation will then be made in the NAPC level to be presented to BuB oversight agencies for approval before the integration of LGU projects in the budgets of participating agencies. (RD, DILG 10/jdelpf)


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Nurturing Bukidnon’s magnificent flower By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

ratified an ordinance prohibiting ripping up, uprooting and relocating the flower. The ordinance also prohibits pulling woody vines. Those found guilty of violating the law will be imprisoned from six to 12 years and will pay P100,000 to P1 million as penalty. Rafflesia is recognized as the largest flower in the world. It lives on the stems and roots of woody vines. Its large, pink, five-lobed flowers are pollinated by carrion flies (meat flies). It grows up to 91 cm (36 in) in width, with petals of 3 cm (1 inch) thick and 46 cm (18 in) long. It weighs as much as 7 to 11 kg (15-24 lbs). Rafflesia, dubbed the “corpse flower” because of its putrid, carrion odor, is a genus of various parasitic, rootless, stem less, and leafless plants. When this huge flower blooms, it emits the smell of rotting meat to attract insects - the Rafflesia’s only hope for reproduction. Although challenging, viewing a Rafflesia flower in bloom here will be a great memory of your trip to Bukidnon. (RLRBPIA10, Bukidnon)


Poverty reduction projects presented

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Rafflesia - the flower that conquered the world, a flies’ delight, lauded and maligned, the paradoxical and amazing flower which can be seen in the Kalanganan sub-village in Barangay San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon. The Higaonon tribe living near the rainforests at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad were among first to see the unimposing plant which the natives call “Kolon Busaw.” Governor P. Alex Calingasan said the plant should be nurtured and protected to help it grow and flourish. “We are lucky that this rare plant sprouted in our woodland because as environmentalists say, it serves as an indicator of an extreme healthy and balanced nature,” Calingasan said. The Provincial Tourism Office, Department o f E n v i ronm ent and Natural Resources and Department of Tourism in Region 10 have coordinated with the local government of Baungon on safeguarding Rafflesia. Pursuant to Republic Act 9147 or the Wildlife Resources and Protection Act, the local government of Baungon has

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CAGAYAN de Oro City – The Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT) will complete today the presentation of the proposed poverty reduction projects, under the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) program to all focus cities and municipalities in Region 10. The activity is being attended by mayor’s representative and DILG field officers, they being members of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT), from each focus city and municipality of Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Iligan City, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental. BuB is an approach to be used by concerned agencies

in the implementation of FY 2014 budget preparation, taking into consideration the development needs of poor cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans. Said program was created under Executive Order No. 43, series of 2011 by the Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cluster (HDPRC), the Good Governance and Anti-Corruption Cluster (GGAC) and the Economic Development Cluster, together with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). Proposals submitted

by concerned cities and municipalities have been reviewed and validated by each member agency. Based in the guidelines, each member agency shall endorse proposals which have been requested from their agency. DILG, being the chair of RPRAT, has then consolidated the results of

the reviewed projects. The rest of the team answering queries during the consultation are heads of agencies and focal persons from the DBM, DSWD, DA, DAR, DENR, DOH, DepEd, DOLE, DOE, DTI, DOT, NEA and TESDA. After said consultation, projects /P5

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Good Karma Productions, Muni Productions and Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. spearhead a week-long collaborative festival and sow first seeds of peace in Northern and Western Mindanao.

Peace has remained elusive in Mindanao. For decades, repeated appeals and numerous efforts to bring peace to the region have yielded little results. With war, violence and corruption dominating coverage about Mindanao in the mainstream media, it is no wonder the island is off-limits to the average Filipino. In 2013, a group of young individuals with roots in Mindanao wants to change the perception of the region and support efforts to foster peace in the region. From April 26 to May 1 (Labor Day), the southern island will host TWO events, dubbed collectively SUMMER PEACE FESTIVAL 2013 (SPF13). Taking place in Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga City, the event will bring together local tradition and contemporary art in the name of peace, in harmony with nature, in celebration of its diverse culture and people. THE VISION: To keep the festival as non-commercial as possible and true

to its DNA of keeping it intimate and personal while maintaining high publicity to spread the message of peace. THE OBJECTIVE: To be the change we wish to see in the world, to spread peace, to promote Mindanao’s art, culture and ecotourism, to support the local community through jobs during the festival season, to promote good food and good music, to support the local artists and musicians, to get better and better every year. SPF13, as its main advocacies, hopes to promote: 1. Peace among men. The festival encourages participants to look beyond race, religion, social status and other labels that may divide them through art, music and fun. 2. Peace between Man and Nature. Only 3 percent of the country’s original forest cover remains. With its activities and talks, SPF13 will provide easy solutions that every individual can

practice every day. With the collaboration of the Hineleban Foundation and the LBC Foundation, our other local partners will tackle sustainable reforestation, coastal clean-ups, and mangrove reforestation. This year, SPF13 will focus on rehabilitating parts of Mt. Kitanglad, which provides us with 90 percent of drinking water in Mindanao. This year, SPF13 tied up with Hineleban Foundation for a soft launching of its Sip & Reforest campaign. During the festival, SPF13 will also launch “WHY REFOREST VIDEO & HOW YOU CAN BE INVOLVED” videos. 3. Peace with oneself.

Without inner peace, it is difficult for people to spread towards their families and communities. SPF13 will offer ways to achieve that through food and activities designed to bring inner calmness and raise creativity and compassion. THE FESTIVAL OFFERS: • Art – Installations and artworks decorate the festival. The artists have worked hard to make this possible. Admiration and possibly an investment in one of their pieces will go a long way in helping them continue their process of creation. • Music – Selected musicians will perform their

hearts out as they support the advocacy. The artists were chosen for their skills and talent rather than their popularity. The line-up was carefully curated to offer diversity and sustainable good vibes. • Tourism – We have ecotourism partners who respect the environment and help develop sustainability for both the local community and nature without compromising on the fun. These ‘tours’ are easy to do from the festival grounds and our partner hotels and cost no more than it would on any other day. • Community – When this much talent and creativity is brought into one place

the exchange of ideas and creativity flows. This will uplift the consciousness of everyone who attends the festival. • Wor k sh op s – F l ow workshops, drumming, poi, seminars, etc. meant to get your own creative juices flowing. When intent is balanced with fun, learning becomes pure joy. A lot of this year’s contributors come from Cagayan de Oro themselves. • Food – Healthier but not boring food stalls offer their interpretations of festival food. Just to be able to experience something new is enough joy for many. WEBSITE: http://www.

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