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2012 Year-end Review

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OKTOBRE 31 - Gikusokuso sa hurricane Sunday ang 24 ka mga estado sa Amerika. Dala sa kalamidad ang hangin nga adunay gikusgong 175 kilometros matag takna. Gibahaan ang apektadong mga estado, ilabi na ang New Jersey ug New York. Gumikan sa trahedya, 131 ka mga tawo ang namatay ug 63 bilyones dolyares ang damyos sa imprastraktura ug agrikultura.

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AGAYAN de Oro City - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-10) has warned entrepreneurs over the worsening cases of cyber hacking, especially on transactions among Filipino importers and Chinese suppliers. DTI-10 Officer-in-charge Linda O. Boniao said, these cases usually divert Filipino importers’ payments to the hacker’s bank accounts.

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Emano : “Ako ray mo-uban kang “Koko” Rasuman” Sinulat ni Jun Felicilda, City Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City – “Ako ray mo-uban kang Rasuman gikan sa airport padulong sa korte,” pasalig ni Mayor Vicente Emano. Sa iyahang programa sa Magnum Radyo kagahapon sa buntag, daw nakapanglad-ok ang mayor human niya nasayri nga atol sa paghusay sa kaso ni Jacob “Koko” Rasuman kaniadtong usang buntag, 150 ka pulis ang naglibot sa Hall of Justice, ning dakbayan. Tungod sa ilang gidaghanon, naglisod ang Cagayan de Oro City Police (COCPO) pagpangita og pagkaon alang sa natungdang mga pulis. Nasayran nga diha sila nakapangayo og pagkaon kang Mayor Emano. “Nagduda man gani usab ako nga ang ubang bahin sa dakbayan walay naglihok nga pulis niadtong higayona kay halos ang tanan, diha naglibot sa Hall of Justice,” pulong sa mayor. Iyang napanid-an nga ang seguridad ni Rasuman, subra pa sa Presidente sa Pilipinas. Hinoon, matud ni

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Poste buhisan

Posibleng buhisan ang libuka-libong mga poste sa Cagayan Electric Power and Light Company ( CEPALCO) UG mISAMIS Oriental Rural Elecrec Cooperative ( MORESCO - 1) nga nagkatag dinhi sa dakbayan. Nangusog niini nga lakang si Konsehal President Elipe, chair sa committee on energy sa City Council. Kini gisugdan na’g tuki sa komitiba atol sa public

hearing kaniadtong Enero 28 ning tuiga. Gusto ni Konsehal Elipe nga paninglan og tag-dos porsiyentong buhis ang matag poste nga karon giabangan sa lainlaing mga kompaniyang mikabit sa ilahang mga linya sa maong mga poste. Niadto nga public hearing, gidapit ang city treasurer, city engineer, city legal officer, licensing of-

ficer sa business and licensing division, kadagkoan sa CEPALCO, MORESCO, Parasat Cable, Jade Cable, Misortel ug Bayantel. Gidapit usab sa nahisgotang tigom ang regional director sa National Telecommunications Office, Telecommunication Office, Chinese Chamber of Commerce ug Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce. (CIO/asf )

Mayor Emano

Mayor Emano, dili niya mabasol si City Police Director Graciano Mijares sa pagpahimutang sa maong gidaghanon sa mga pulis tungod sa gikareport nga hulga gikan sa giingong mga biktima ni Rasuman. Siya miingon nga aron dili kaayo hasol ug aron minus ang gasto, “ako ray

mouban kang Rasuman gikan sa airport nganha sa Hall of Justice sa sunod nga hearing sa petsa-8 ning bulan sa Pebrero.” Hinoon, dugang pulong sa mayor, “maghangyo ko bisag lima lang ka pulis nga mokuyog kanamo ni PROSECUTOR’S REPORT – Photo shows, Senior State Prosecutor Edna Valenzuela (center) Rasuman pag-abot niana faces the media on the ‘motion to quash’ filed by Mr. Jacob ‘Koko’ Rasuman in yesterday’s supposed arraignment at Branch 23 of the Regional Trial Court in Cagayan nga higayon.”

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“I absorbed so much from my training on radio broadcasting at the BusinessWeek Mindanao Media Center in Cagayan de Oro City. My campus journalism adviser, Maria Christina M. Ganas, was right when she said that the training wasn’t just an ordinary one. Even this page wouldn’t be enough to cover all the lessons I had. We have learned things we didn’t expect to. The most important thing to remember was that there are types of information, news events, straight news and radio news. Another thing that I focused most on was the script writing. As our trainer, Mr. Joe del Puerto Felicilda, said it is very important to make the best out of the time given in making your script. Your whole flow of delivering the news also depends on the script you did. Wherever you go, news awaits you. At the simplest form of activity or event, news can be made from it. In the making of the news, it is also required to investigate, confirm and reconfirm the gossips you hear for safety reasons. I do treasure such lessons, as I start my broadcasting activities. And this could really be memorable to me, as a I take another step further.”

de Oro City. SSP Valenzuela heads the four-man prosecution panel handling the syndicated estafa cases filed against Rasuman by thousands of alleged pyramiding scam investors. (photo by Jun Felicilda)

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Calaanan Reloc ation Ki n i g ip a h ib a l o n i Site, Barangay Cani- Mayor Vicente Emano toan ning dakbayan. dungan ang pagpasalamat kang Senador Chiz Escudero, kinsa mitunol og P500,000 nga salapi alang sa maong proyekto. Tipik kini sa plano sa gobyerno sa dakbayan nga himoong usa ka hingpit nga komunidad ang nahisgotang dapit. Susamang proyekto ang ipahimutang sa ubang relocation sites sa Cagayan de Oro, matud sa mayor. Gawas sa mini-market, tukuron usab ang ubang kahimanan sa nahisgotang mga dapit. (CIO)

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RDC endorses water quality management area By Rutchie C. Aguhob

TANGUB City - The Regional Development Council of Region 10 (RDC-10) has endorsed the proposal to designate a Water Quality Management Area (WQMA) in the water systems of Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, and Bukidnon. Designating a WQMA enables the formulation of focused interventions or

actions designed to address specific water quality issues of the area, thus ensuring that Republic Act No. 9275 or the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004 is enforced and water quality is improved. To be known as the Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental-Bukidnon River Systems Water Quality Management Area, the proposed

WQMA, comprises 2,024 sq. km. with a perimeter of 219.215 km., that covers the eight bodies of water, such as Iponan River, Cagayan de Oro River, Umalag River, Bigaan River, Agusan River, Alae River, Cugman River and Macajalar Bay Coastal area within Cagayan de Oro City. The WQMA will include the geopolitical jurisdictions of CDO, Bukidnon and the

towns of Talakag, Baungon, Libona and Manolo Fortich, and Misamis Oriental and the towns of Tagoloan and Opol. The Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of RA 9275, directs the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in coordination with the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) to designate certain areas as

WQMA using appropriate physiographic units, such as, watershed, river basin or water resources regions. As proposed, the WQMA will be managed by a governing board chaired by DENR with representatives of mayors and governors of member local government units (LGUs), relevant government agencies, duly registered non-government organization NGOs, water

utility sector and business sector, among others. The project responds to the region’s development strategies as indicated in the Medium-term Regional Development Plan for 20112016, particularly, along the areas of water resources conservation for possible water access, sanitation, agriculture, industrial, eco-tourism uses, and biodiversity preservation. (RCA-PIA10/jdelpf)

inmates who are aggressive, dangerous, or threatening. The FPT was done in three phases. At first, both men and women were to fire 10 bullets each on a 10-meter distance. The second phase was the obstacle round with a minimum of 19 bullets each and the last stage, the team relay. Adopting the International Defense Pistol Association (IDPA) scoring system, shooters were scored individually, where a participant is classified whether he

is a sharpshooter, a marks- so they could apply the techniques in times of difman, or just a shooter. The rating will then serve ficult situations. (Iyren Aras the evaluation. Those who ranked low in the training will be prioritized for the next FPT. After the training, the BJMP personnel were given five bullets each to fire the shotgun to familiarize with the firearms they use daily. BJMP personnel Ernesto Dipo said this is a good time to improve and sharpen their skills in shooting and review gun rules and safety

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BJMP holds firing proficiency training By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

MAL AYBAL AY City Twenty-nine officers of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) have hurdled the Firing Proficiency Training (FPT), recently. Jail Sr. Insp. Guy Jason Reyes, Malaybalay City jail warden, who supervised the aptitude exercise, said this would hone the shooting skills of the jail officers, as criminals are also becoming sophisticated nowadays.

“We truly had hard times in our finances and groundwork preparations for this FPT, but with the support of Malaybalay city government, were able to rush through the activity before the Election gun ban takes effect”, Reyes said. He pointed out that the training is one of the urgent needs of the jail officers as this will help them in tackle crises situations such as breakouts or in dealing with

Camiguin completes P20M infra By Jorie C. Valcorza

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin - Farm-to-market road (FMR) projects worth P20 million have been completed in 2012, as well the first phase the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management C ouncil (PDRRMC) building and the rehabilitation of the Lawigan Water System. The said amount came from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), Department of Agriculture (DA), and the Provincial local Government Unit Fund (PLGU). The new FMR projects were in Barangay San Isidro, Sitio Datag to Sitio Mapa, Benoni to San Miguel and Sitio Langkangan of Mahinog town. For Mambajao, it includes the concreting of the Agoho-Catubli Road, Sitio Lumand FMR, Sitio Purok 2 FMR, and the improvement of shoulder road in Lakas-Pandan junction. The project likewise covers the concreting of Langkangan road in Catarman town.

Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo said that aside from the road and drainage development project, the PLGU has lined up the construction

of an additional ramp in Benoni port in the amount of P80 million. He said flood control projects will also be initiated in all five municipali-

ties through PDAF and that they have likewise outsourced an P35 million development fund for airport flood control. (JCV-PIA/jdelpf )

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Pagkaing may kanser; rebelyon ni Gwen Garcia INSPIRASYON SA BUHAY: “…Magpasakop kayo, alang-alang sa Panginoon, sa lahat ng inyong mga namumuno…” (1 Pedro 2:13, Bibliya). -ooo MGA PAGKAING MAY KANSER: Maaari bang tumugon ang sinuman sa mga kompanyang gumagawa ng ham, bacon, hotdog, at mga kaparehong produkto sa Pilipinas, sa isang nakakatakot na impormasyong kumakalat ngayon sa e-group ng Sigma Rho Fraternity ng UP College of Law at sa iba pang Internet groups, batay sa artikulong sinulat ng kilalang health advocate na si Mike Adams na nagsasabing “ang mga processed meats ay napaka-delikado para kainin ng tao?” Kailangan ng mga Pilipino ang reaksiyon sa artikulong ito, na ganito ang sinasabi: “Kakukumpleto lamang ng World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) ng isang detalyadong pag-aaral sa kaso ng 7,000 libong pasyente. Nagdulot ng gulo

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio

sa mundo ng kalusugan ang resulta ng pag-aaral na ito: ang mga processed meats ay napaka-delikadong kainin ng mga tao. Dapat ng tumigil ang madla sa pagbili at pagkain ng mga processed meat products, habang sila ay nabubuhay. “Kabilang sa mga processed meats ang bacon, sausage, hotdogs, sandwich meat, hamon, pepperoni, salami, at halos lahat na ng mga `red meat’ na ginagamit sa paggawa ng ganitong mga pagkain. Ginagawa kasi ang mga ito kasama ang isang nakaka-kanser na produkto, ang sodium nitrite, na ginagamit ng mga kompanya upang papulahin ang mga mga karne upang magmukha silang sariwa pa. Sa kasamaang palad,

ang sodium nitrite ay ugat ng pagkakaroon ng nitrosamines na nagbibigay ng kanser…” -ooo AGNES MAGPALE, LEGAL ANG GINAWA: Legal ba ang pagpapa-padlock at pagsasara ni Acting Cebu Governor Agnes Magpale ng tanggapan sa Kapitolyo ni suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garica noong Miyerkules, Enero 30, 2013? Sabi ni Magpale, legal ang kanyang ginawa, pero sabi naman ng anak na abogado ni Garcia, si Atty. Christina Garcia Frasco, ilegal daw ang ginawa ng acting governor. So, sino nga ba, Kuya Eddie, ang kumilos ng ayon sa batas? Sa aking tingin, si Magpale ang nasa legal, siya ang tama. Sa ngayon kasi,

mayroong suspension order laban kay Gov. Gwen. Patuloy na may bisa ang suspension order na ito, na inilabas noon ng Malacanang, at ipinatupad na ng Department of the Interior and Local Government, lalo na at tumanggi naman ang Court of Appeals na patigilin ito, bagamat nagsampa na doon ng kaso si Gwen. Dahil may bisa ang suspenyon, dapat sumunod dito ang suspended governor. Dahil diyan, hindi siya dapat nagpapatuloy sa pagganap ng kanyang mga tungkulin. Dahil diyan, hindi din siya dapat pinapayagang patuloy na gumamit ng mga pasilidades sa Kapitolyo. Anumang pagsuway sa suspension order ay maituturing na dagdag na kasong administratibo at kriminal, at anumang paggamit ng mga pag-aari ng pamahalaan ng sinumang walang karapatang gumamit ng mga ito ay nakakagawa ng korapsiyon. Tama kung ganun ang ginawa ni Agnes. kanser /P6

“How do i talk to God?” Think a minute… Who do you enjoy being with most? We usually enjoy friends who make us feel accepted the way we are. When we’re at our worst we still know that they accept us, even if they don’t approve and agree with what we’re doing. We enjoy friends with whom we can be totally “real” and honest. Pretending to be someone you’re not gets tiring. When you talk with your close friends, do you use formal words you would use with a high government official, minister or pastor? Of course, not! With your close friends and buddies you can just be yourself and have honest, heart-to-heart

talks. You see, that is how God wants you and me to talk with Him. God wants so much to be your best friend. Everyday He wants to have a good, heart-to-heart talk with you. God doesn’t want to hear big, fancy words and formal prayers. He wants you and me to be ourselves with Him. He wants us to tell Him how we really feel inside, when we’re happy, sad, even angry. When Jesus Christ taught His closest friends how to pray, He used the everyday street language of His culture. Jesus did not teach us to say formal, memorized prayers using big, religious words. In fact, Jesus shocked

all the religious leaders when He said we should call God “Dad.” But the only way to be on speaking terms with

God is you must ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and take full charge of your life everyday. Then as you live for Jesus everyday, He will start showing you what your father in heaven is truly like and how much He loves you. Jesus will show you how to live His successful, right way for the rest of your life. Jesus will always listen and understand how you’re feeling and what you’re facing in your life. So this moment, why not talk to Jesus and ask Him to take control of your heart and life? Then you can enjoy talking with Him everyday as your best friend and Lord who loves you more than anyone does. Just Think a Minute…<

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Gospel of the day:Marcos 4:26-34(February1, 2013-Friday)Marcos4:26Ug siya miingon, “Ang gingharian sa Dios sama sa usa ka tawo nga magasabud ug binhi diha sa yuta:Sa Daniel2:44-may propesiya nga ang Dios mismo magtukod ug iyang kaugalingong ginghari-an. Sa Exequiel12:25-ang tanang gipamulong sa Dios iya gayud nga pagatumanon. Sa Mateo16:18-si Jesus gatukod ug iglesia.Sa Mateo 28:19-20-iyang gisugo ang 11 ka mga disipulo aron magwali sa tibuok kalibotan. Takenote, kining “gasabod” nga usa ka tawo referado kini kang Kristo.

Biblical Reflection


Sa Juan1:14- siya Dios nga nagpakatawo.” Ginghari-an” in biblical sense means dapit sa usa ka hari o lugar o stado nga may giilang leader o gadominar ubos sa iyang pagmando. Sa Efeso 5: 23-25-si Kristo ulo sa iyang

iglesia.Sa Colosas1:18-ang iglesia maoy lawas ni Jesus. So meaning kining lawas ug ulo dapat “dugtong”. Logically speaking, sa Panultihon16:1, 4-tanang gipundar sa Dios may katuyo-an. Gitubag sa atong ebanghelyo nga kining gingharian maoy magsasabod sa mga binhi sa pulong sa Dios.Sa Juan14:16,26-iyang gibinlan sa Espirito Santo aron maoy magtudlo.Sa Efeso3:1011-gihimong“tipiganan”sa tanang panudlong makaluwas.Sa 1Timoteo3:15-haligi ug sukaranan sa kamatuoran. So therefore, “ligon kaayo” ang pundasyon niining atong relihiyon, kay giplastar una kay may

“dakong gimbuhaton” sa pagkamagpupugas.Dili ikalimod nga ang Romano Katoliko maoy “gaugmad pag-ayo”, para ang katawhan sa upat ka suok sa kalibotan makaila sa Mesiyas. Proyba, libo-an na ang mga martires nga “mibuhis sa ilang dugo” aron mapugas ang binhi sa pagtuong Romano katoliko. Conclusion, kining mga dili ingon natong katoliko mga “dawat limpyo” lamang diay:SPONSORED:NenethB o b on g B a l i n o - D r. Edith,PhD-TonyJordanCDO.SanPedro Calungsod, iampo mo kami! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM-Sunday!

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LaNte towns receive P64M for PAMANA By Rochelle D. Dagang

CAGAYAN de Oro City - Six municipalities of Lanao del Norte have become recipients of P65 million, under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program for year 2012. The beneficiary towns are Kauswagan, P9.6M; Kolambugan, P8.8M; Poona Piagapo, P8M; Munai, P12M, Salvador, P12M; and Tangcal, P12M. The province will also receive P1.6M. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) X Director Rene K. Burdeos said, such fund will transcend to development projects in the community, anchored on one of the objectives of the program, which is to reduce poverty and vulnerability in conflict-affected areas through sustainable rural development, community infrastructure and focused delivery of social

services. The six beneficiary municipalities were approved by the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), per PPOC Resolution No. 07 series of 2012. The cheques were handed over by Director Burdeos to Governor Mohamad Khalid Q. Dimaporo. PAMANA is the national government’s peace and development framework program. It is implemented in areas affected by conflict and communities covered by existing peace agreements. Its main strategy is to bring back government to PAMANA Areas, ensuring that the

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DSWD allocates P81.9M for anti-poverty projects BUTUAN City - Of the P146-B worth of infra projects approved by Pres. Aquino for the National Community-Driven Development Program, P81.9-B will be allocated to DSWD for scaling up the implementation of one of its anti-poverty projects, KalahiCIDSS, into a national poverty alleviation program.

Senate approves fish port bill communities benefit from improved delivery of basic social services and are served by responsive, transparent and accountable government units. The program is imple-

mented in 48 provinces across the country where each area will receive development programs according to the specific needs of the people residing in that region. (RDD/ asf)

SURIGAO del Norte – The Senate committee on public works has passed five legislative measures authored in the Lower House by 1st District Rep. Francisco Matugas. One of such measures is the Fish Port & Cold Storage bill for Dapa, Siargao Island.

PA and NPA clash BUKIDNON - Government troops and New People’s Army rebels clashed Tuesday morning Jan 22 in Kasilaan Sub-village, Brgy. Halapitan, San Fernando, Bukidnon. Lt. Col. Jose Maria Cuerpo II, commanding officer o the, 8th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, said the government forces, led by 2nd Lt. Cirian Rosero, were on combat clearing operations at 5:00 o’clock in the morning when they encountered the 10 rebels. The firefight lasted for 40 minutes resulting in the recovery of one U.S. Springfield Garand rifle and subversive documents.

Siargao projects up for implementation SURIGAO del Norte – Also approved by the Senate committee on public works are the improvement and upgrading of Siargao (Sayak) airport, conversion to national of the Consuelo to Cabitoonan road in Gen.Luna, Antipolo to Tuburan to Mabini road in Del Carmen and Roxas to Sta. Monica. DRUG PROBLEM – Photo shows Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. (inset 3rd from left), while informing the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC-Caraga) that, in acceptance of RDC Resolution No. 17-2012, RPOC shall lead the Oversight Committee on Drug Problems in the region. Held on Jan. 16, 2013 in Butuan City, the RPOC meeting was attended by representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment, Commission on Higher Education, Technical Education Skills and Development Authority and Philippine Information Agency. (Jennifer P. Gaitano, PIA-Caraga/asf)

LaSur stakeholders commit forclean and honest polls By Apipa P. Bagumbaran

MARAWI City - Various stakeholders from different sectors, including political candidates have commited for honest, orderly and peaceful 2013 elections this coming May. This, during the “Kasalimbago sa Election 2013 Summit,” an electoral reform advocacy conference, held Wednesday. The activity was attended by ARMM Acting Governor Mujiv S. Hataman, Lanao del Sur assemblymen, ARMM cabinet secretaries, Provincial Governor Mamintal A. Adiong Jr., provincial board members, municipal mayors, municipal treasurers, election officers and officials from the regional and provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec), city and provincial schools division superintendents and

teachers, security forces, and representatives from civil society groups. Gracing the summit, Comelec Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph challenged the political aspirants to become Muslim leaders not just political leaders. A symbolic burning of

bad practices also highlighted the election summit to manifest the commitment to get rid of malpractices allegedly done during the past political exercises in the province. The event, with the theme “Strengthening People’s Voice through Electoral Reform and Transparency in Lanao

del Sur and Marawi City” was organized by the Kasalimbago Task Force. The task force, chaired by Provincial Election Supervisor Nasib Yasin and vicechaired by Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis and BGen Daniel A. Lucero of the 103rd Infantry Brigade, was formed following the success of the general voter’s registration in the ARMM. Other members of the Kasalimbago Task Force are Provincial Police Director Alfredo Modestano, schools division superintendents, and representatives from the local chapters of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and League of Treasurers of the Philippines, as well as from the Lanao del Sur People’s Council and other civil society groups. (APB/ PIA-10/asf)

NPA kills CAFGU in AgSur By 2nd Lt. Hazel A. Tabago PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur – An off-duty member of the Citizen Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) was killed by four armed men, believed to be members of the New People’s Army, in Purok 12, Brgy. Awao, Sta. Josefa town, mid-afternoon of January 25, this year. The victim, CAA Danilo Bacudan, was with a certain Darwen Laspinas when held at gunpoint by the ‘rebels’, who ordered them not to run or else they would be killed. Not heeding the order by running towards his residence, CAA Bacudan was fired upon by the armed men hitting him in his right leg and head causing his instantaneous death. Col. Romeo Gan, commander of the 401stInfantry ‘Unity’ Brigade, Philippine Army, said he was deeply saddened by the death of one of his CAFGU members. “Allow me to express my

sympathy and condolences to the family and loved ones of CAA Bacudan. May he rest in peace and may his family find comfort and solace that we in the 401st Brigade will continue to conduct our mission in rounding up these NPA criminals in the soonest possible time,” he stated He condemned such “criminal acts of the NPAs, who violated the laws of war by firing upon an unarmed person and killing someone who is already wounded instead of helping him and giving him first aid.” CAA Bacudan’s family is now left to fend for themselves and provide for their basic needs “that is why I appeal to the residents of Brgy Awao to cooperate with us and with the local police and help us gather pertinent information regarding the perpetrators of this crime so that his family may get justice in his death,” Col. Gan further stated. (HAT/asf )

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FBC needs 80 new call center agents CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – One of Cagayan de Oro’s fastest growing call centers turned two last January 28 and marks the milestone with a series of events this Sunday, February 3 aimed at recruiting 80 new agents in the next six months. “We will start with a thanksgiving mass at San Antonio parish church in Nazareth, followed by a motorcade around the city then a variety show at the SM Cagayan de Oro Rotunda featuring our employees,” said Niño Mae V. Duran, FBC Business Solutions Corporation’s managing director for Asia. A brainchild of Mr. Duran, his Fil-American cousin Nathan John V. Yap and family friend Noelle Noreen

A. Juarez, the company’s first call center was started in Gusa opposite CU Medical City and opened a new annex a year later at the site of the former CU Call Center. “FBC’s niche is to be the default call center and outsourcer for small businesses,” noted Mr. Yap, FBC CEO. “There is a huge gap in the market serving this demographic -- large centers don’t want to deal with small projects, and most smaller centers are not adequately funded nor do they have the infrastructure required to minimize downtime.” Its clients are mostly small to medium sized companies for which it provides customer inbound services such as customer support (phone, live chat, and email) and outbound services

such as sales (investments, insurance), surveys, appointment setting, and lead generation. “Our bread and butter is supporting entrepreneurs scale and grow their businesses, creating much-needed jobs both in the Philippines and the United States along the way,” Mr. Yap adds. The young company is going full-tilt with its new hires after signing on several new large clients, as well as expansion of existing clients. Besides FBC Business Solutions, there are five other call centers based in Cagayan de Oro, two in Iligan and another in Bukidnon. “The Sunday show will just be our first in a series of events we’ve planned to recruit the number of per-

sonnel we need to meet our client’s increasing demand,” said Ms.Ju arez, vice president for operations. “We will have two job fairs this year in March and October, but will also be participating in numerous other recruiting events and activities.” The company has managed to maintain a remarkably low turnover rate compared to what has been experienced by similar firms in the country and abroad.

“That’s because we always tell our staff they will grow with, and not for the company,” said Mr. Duran. “Provided our employee is qualified for a promotion, he will always get it because we prioritize internal over external recruitment. We believe that starting with the right culture and environment has helped us keep our employee turnover quite low.” Ms. Juarez believes man-

agement style also plays its part. “We manage our operations hands-on and on a personal basis with a touch of Family Culture. We encourage them to think of their workplace as their second home.” Besides offering competitive salaries than other local call centers, FBC also offers allowances, healthcare coverage for regulars, sales incentives and sign in bonus for qualified applicants.

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Artsada, a team of budding visual artists in Cagayan de Oro, is celebrating the Arts Month, with various charitable art activities. As a kick off activity, Artsada will be showcasing the skills in sketching and painting through an onthe-spot demonstration, in collaboration with NCCA Northern Mindanao, at Limketkai Mall on February 01, 2013. The artists will be performing portrait sketching for mall goers for free. Some of them will also be demonstrating painting using various art media. The highlight of the celebration is Artsada’s

participation in the PVAF 2013 in Pagadian City, with other local artists, and in the national artfest. This will provide them the opportunity to showcase their “obras”, together with other artists from other regions. On top of these events, Artsada will be joining in various art gigs as part of the month long celebration: Art Exhibit at 3D Exhibition Area on February 18-22, 2013 in partnership with Liga ng Barangay, Art Display at City Tourism Showhouse with Poetry Reading in collaboration with XU Devcom and City Tourism Office on February 15, 2013 and various art exhibitions in the city. The Artsada artists are

hopeful that the celebration will rouse the interests and appreciation of the Kagayanons especially among the youth to stimulate creative young minds, engage in arts, thus, removing the opportunity to be drawn in destructive habits like alcohol and drugs. The NCCA Northern Mndanao Visual Arts is supporting the Artsada’s advocacy. Mr. Rhyan Casino, the NCCA NM VA Coordinator, appreciated the group’s initiatives in adding more vivacity in the arts scene in the region. Artsada, as an informal art group of volunteers, intends to make a difference in the art industry in the city by bringing art education

into the community particularly through sharing of technical knowledge in basic drawing and painting among the children and youth. The team’s planned projects for the year are being firmed up in collaboration with the City Tourism Office for Culture and Arts and private sectors to help promote the City’s arts and culture. The team is composed of Bo Daclan (contemporary), Gieward Hullagno (water color), Darryl Salcedo (papercut) and Marigold Cherie Ramos-Garrido (pastel art). Artsada is encouraging Kagay-anon artists who have the heart to share their talents at the community

level and eventually develop future artists from among the youth sector. Recently, Artsada welcomed new members to the team to develop more

genres in art, they are Lloyd Hinosolango (portrait), Shamae Casino (sculpture), Amalia Misa (sketching) and Mark Bailo (abstract). (MRGarrido/jan29/asf )


account in China. “Through investigation, Chinese officials have been able to trace the perpetrators to Africans, specifically, Nigerians,” Ms. Boniao further said. Chinese findings are further confirmed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), she said. In a similar set-up between Filipino importer and Chinese supplier, they were able to trace the deceptive email directing the Filipino importer to deposit the payment in the hacker’s account, to Nigeria. Ms. Boniao explained that MPS authorities can easily freeze bank accounts in China, if they are subject to criminal complaint. However, this is not easy in other countries as it will require court order. Furthermore, she said that

Chinese officials cannot assist if hacker’s bank account is outside China for lack of jurisdiction. “ The most effective means of preventing cyber hacking menace is for entrepreneurs to be vigilant about the occurrence of such crime. (JMOR-PIA10/ jdelpf )

elektrisidad at iba pang pag-aari ng gobyerno---ay di nakakabuti sapagkat ineengganyo nito ang pag-alis ng tiwala ng tao sa sistema ng batas, sa pagtupad sa mga alituntunin, at sa sistema ng katarungan. Ang pagsuway niya sa kanyang suspension order, na inilabas ng mga may-kapangyarihan, ay humihikayat din ng kahalintulad na pagsuway ng buong sambayanan. Ang pagpupumilit niya sa kanyang sariling pananaw sa kaso laban sa kanya, bagamat may resolusyon na ang mga opisyales ng gobyerno, ay humihimok din ng kawalang-galang o pagbabalewala sa mga autoridad ng publiko, at nagbibigay-daan sa anarkiya at pagsuway sa batas. Ang mga pagkilos na ito ay isang uri ng rebelyon, sa

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to take up the matter with officials of the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Criminal Investigation Department (ICD), Ms. Boniao stated. According to her, there are three variations of these instances. One involves a Filipino importer and a Chinese supplier with the former’s final transaction payment diverted to the hacker’s account in China. The second involves a Filipino importer and a Chinese supplier, with the former’s payment diverted to the hacker’s account outside China. And the third involves a Filipino importer and a non-Chinese supplier, with the former’s payment ending up in the hacker’s bank

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EVER wanted to shoot people? No, not with bullets, but with... LIGHT. Star ting out in photography, one takes pride in the series of photographs taken from either his compact digital camera or with the mint, brand new DSLR and lens sets. But as we explore and level up, we tend to feed ourselves with an overflow of information through photography magazines and the internet only to find out that we only learn to make the icing on the cake instead of the cake itself. There is one way to break that frustration, a workshop. Jeff Ponce Photography, The Fizz Bar at Marco Hotel and Parc Cruz brings “PORTRAITS: A Photography / Ambient Lighting / Post-Processing Workshop” to Cagayan de Oro city. The “PORTRAITS” workshop is designed for all levels of Photoshop users, and lets you explore and discover the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop® for your personal use. In the workshop one will learn about Photoshop Layers, Objects, Text, Gradients, Adjustment Layers and a whole lot more. This workshop also covers some advance features of Photoshop such as correcting color & tonal range, creating Layer Masks, Brush & Textures. Parc Cruz is a Filipino digital photographer who has made a name for himself in the various facets of photography over the years. One can usually find his works in magazines and of course his website and online photo-sharing sites. This will be Parc Cruz’s second workshop in the city, the first one being in 2010. Included in the two-day workshop will be actual shooting with models. According to the workshop’s event facebook page, four known models have confirmed attendance; Nicole Floirendo, Mikaela Montalban, Yssa Neri, and Grace Gift Chua. “PORTRAITS” is a two-day workshop on February 9 and 10 at The Fizz Bar, Marco Hotel, Alwana Business Park, National Highway, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.“PORTRAITS” will also help newbies and advanced photography enthusiasts on finding the right light for your subject whether natural, available or ambient lighting. Book your slots now! Contact Jeff Ponce via email at jcpgemini19@ or call 0918-906-8040.

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