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The Regional Development Council in Region 10 who got hold of the directive of DOTC Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya to CAAP Director General William

claims for reinstatement, back wages, damages and reliefs of complainants Alvaro L. Salingay, Jose B. Siarot, and Jose C. Simogan. Said complainants were terminated from their employment for manipulating and interfering with NGCP’s bidding process for a service contract hiring laborers and renting ngcp /P5


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ROUBLE in the sky is brewing in the scheduled opening of Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental with the Northern Mindanao stakeholders lock up in arms against the DOTC directive to open the new airport on April 30, 2013, without the Air Navigational Landing Equipment that will guide safe landing of aircrafts at any given weather condition. Hotchkiss 111, forcing the issue to open Laguindingan Airport some 48 Kilometers from the capital hub of Cagayan de Oro City airport /P5 image

Hinabang ni Rufus nag-uros-uros MULTICABS SA BARANGAY – Makita sa hulagway si Padre Harney Gonzales nga nagabasbas sa 45 ka multicabs nga gipalit gikan sa Priority Assistance Development Fund (PDAF) ni Senador Koko Pimentel. Tipik lamang kini sa 80 ka multicabs nga ipanghatag nganha sa mga barangay sa Cagayan de Oro. Ang nakatatak sa matag unit, ‘Mobile Patrol – In Case of Emergency Dial #117’ lamang… dili ang ngalan sa senador. Gi-turnover ngadto sa natungdang mga barangay kagahapon sa buntag diha sa DILG-10 Compound, Fr. Masterson Ave., Upper Carmen nila ni DILG-10 Director Rene K. Burdeos ug mga kauban. (kuha ni Arjay S. Felicilda, News Editor)

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CAGAYAN de Oro City – Naghaguros ang hinabang ni Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (2nd District – Cagayan de Oro) alang sa mga mag-uumang apektado sa bagyong Pablo.

Sa sitio Cavan-cavan, barangay Tablon ning dakbayan, dili mominus 30 ka mag-uuma ang nahatagan og tag-P2,000 kaniadtong Lunes tungod sa hangyo ni Barangay Chair Romeo Bacarro. Matud ni Rep. Rodriguez rufus /P5

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Surge in election survey ranking FORMER Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar, popularly known as “Misis Hanep Buhay” due to her livelihood programs,” jumped from the 9th place to the 7th place in ranking as among the choice for senators in the coming May elections based on the latest survey conducted by StratPOLLS. “Misis Hanep Buhay” attributed the surge in her rankings to the increased public awareness on her achievements as congress-

woman for three terms or nine years, having served as chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education, President of the Lady Legislators of the House of Representatives in the 12th, 13th and 14th Congress, and President of the Senate Spouse Foundation. In going around the country, Villar says she has been conveying her message to the people, particularly her platform and

the programs she intends to do if she wins as senator. She also says the people are more aware now of what they do in the Villar Foundation where she is the managing director. The foundation has been helping our OFWs for the past 20 years. She says the results of this survey and the previous surveys indicate that the people believe in her and her programs and advocacies. villar /P5 Cynthia Villar

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Dugang Completion of subdivision project eyed kapolisan gisugyot

GISUGYOT ni Konsehal Alvin Calingin ngadto sa nasudnong kagamhanan nga dugangan ang pwersa sa kapolisan sa dakbayan sa Cagayan de Oro. Kini iyang gipalanog human si Konsehal Roger Abaday mipabati sa iyang kabalaka mahitungod sa sunod-sunod nga mga krimen dinhi sa syudad. Matud ni Konsehal Calingin nga ang mga

panghitabo dili lang kaakohan sa kapolisan, kun dili lakip sa tanang katawhan ug angayan nga suportahan sa kinabagan. Niini, siya misugyot ngadto sa Philippine National Police nga dugangan ang pwersa kapolisan nga gidestino sa syudad aron mahatagan sa igong seguridad ug proteksyun ang mga katawhan. (JRG/asf)

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was not realized due to the failure of other representatives to come. The representative from National Housing Authority (NHA) was verbally advised that the subject projects were not yet completed as per findings of the monitoring unit representative. The contractor was advised by HLURB Regional Director

THE City Council committee on subdivision and landed estate, chaired by Councilor Jose Pepe Abbu, is set to tackle the application of Kisan Lu Realty, Inc for Certificate of Completion (COC) of the Xavier Heights Housing Project, Phase I and 1A subdivision projects at Upper Balulang, this city. It was learned that the scheduled joint inspection

Charito A. Raagas to complete the necessary road ends, including the corresponding sidewalks and curbs and gutters, and repair or make necessary corrective measures for the damaged portion of the projects, especially the sidewalks, curbs, gutters and drainage system and was given ten calendar days upon receipt of notice to comply. (The Power/APD/asf)

Comcenter acts on 380 calls for assistance THE Cagayan de Oro Emergency Assistance and Communications Center (Comcenter) responded to 380 calls for assistance from January 1 to 31, 2013.

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It was learned that 200 calls were coursed through telephones, 140 through radio and 40 were personally requested. (The Power/ asf)

DREAM AND SACRIFICE By Maria Magdalena B. Lasaca Puntian Elementary School Quezon 11 District, Division of Bukidnon

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Mga mananaug sa Kaamulan Drum and Lyre Competition gipahalipayan Sinulat ni Fredelyn Ragandang

MALAYBALAY City – Bisan sa kadautan sa panahon, napahigayon gihapon ang Drum and Lyre Competition 2013 tali sa mga tunghaan atol sa nagpadayong Kaamulan Festival, kagahapong adlawa. Sa kategoryang elementarya, midaug ang Casisang Elementary School; samtang sa sekondarya midaug ang Libona National High School. Ang ubang mananaug mao ang Sumpong ES, second placer; Manlamonay ES, 3rd placer. Sa secondary level, nakuha sa Bukidnon National kaamulan /P5

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ingasan mitunol sa Best Band Majorette Award ngadto sa Libona National High School Band. Kini atol sa Drum and Lyre Competition 2013 dugtong sa Kaamulan Festival 2013. Kauban sa gobernador sila Manolo Fortich Municipal Mayor Rogelio Quiño ug Bukidnon National High School Principal Pariso Orong. (Photo by JUN DANO – PGO / PAIA/asf)

Teaching - A modest but gallant profession By WENK1E JOHN A. MARCELO Intavas Elementary School

In an attempt to inspire his subordinates, DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC challenged the Department of Education personnel with encouraging message. In his statement: “Our department has begun to become a true government for the people. One that is professional, competent, and committed, set on serving the needs of our countrymen. Dedicated to provide every Filipino child the opportunity to stretch her mind, broaden her heart and nurture her spirit”. Moreover, he recognized “Each one’s contributions to the cause of education as “an opportunity to make the teachers’ mark in history, to leave a legacy for our children, and our children’s children, to make our families proud”. Accordingly, “This is the perfect time and opportunity to make a

difference and truly be agents of change, to change the face of the government, to change the destiny of our people.” In my opinion, TEACHING as a profession is a variety of vision and challenges. Personally, I am impressed with the Secretary’s statement: “Together with all the progress unfolding in the sectors of our economy, health, safety, public works, national defense and private, the Philippines has clearly gathered momentum towards a better and higher future. We are part of this progress. We are making it happen”. In addition, I am elated realizing that I have chosen the perfect career and have taken the right direction in life. Recently, the ALLIANCE for CONCERNED TEACHERS - a party list protecting the rights of the TUTORS

proposed an act believed to be beneficial to the mentors. It suggested modifying the COMPULSORY efforts of the teachers during election into VOLUNTARY and adjust its compensation from FOUR THOUSAND (4,000.00) PESOS into SEVEN THOUSAND (7,000.00) PESOS. Hopefully, this will recompense the minimum bonus we received last year which was only FIVE THOUSAND (5,000.00), lesser than the bonus received by a UTILITY WORKER of other government institutions. However, the idea of fascinating the lives of the younger generation and taking an important role in molding the children’s personality is more than enough reparation for all the sacrifices and the difficulties experienced by a TEACHER like me.

Is graduation means end? By Maria . Magdalena B. Lasaca Puntian Elementary School Quezon 11 Distict,Division of Bukidnon

We are now about to end the month of February- the love month. Just few months ago when we started the school year 2012-2013, and now we are about to end up the school year since the month of March is fast approaching. The students, parents, teachers and administrators of different level of education are now starting to get busy. Students are facing different several tasks to accomplish like projects,reports, research work and many others. They need to study also for their coming final exams. likewise in the part of parents, it’s now the time for them to pre-

pare financial support for their students , for their children’s tuition fees, projects and other school obligations. So with the part of the teachers, as being multi task one, other burdens added to them aside from computing grades, checking of students’ projects and research work they really need to plan out their presentations and g raduat ion ceremony practices if teacher is handling graduating class. Is graduation really means end? According to Webster’s Universal Dictionary and thesaurus, graduation is a series of systematic steps in rank degree, intensity and etc. This really means that vic-

tory in education started from the most simple stage or level of victory. In other words, graduation is a gradual progression. For elementary graduates, they still have to pursue for their high school. For high school graduates, they will have to pursue their college and to the next higher level of victory. Graduation is an unending event in life if one has the perseverance and strong determination to attain one’s dream. So in one’s life, one must not stop looking for life’s or career’s improvement. While one has life opportunity is just around. Never stop dreaming. Believe one self and God will guide through all the way.

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MORA sab og mikandidato si Presidente Benigno Aquino III kay iya man gyud gaubanan ang iyang mga alipores aron mangumpanya. Dako ra ba gyud og pagsalig sa mga alipores ni PNoy nga modaug sila karong umaabot nga eleksyon. Ambot kaha kung kini silang Ate Loren, Ate Grace, ug Kuya Chiz modaug ba. Kini ra ba sila maoy kusog-kusog nga mga kandidato as Team PNoy. Pero karon nga giyam-iran na sila sa UNA kon United Nationalist Alliance, ambot kung modaug ba. Sa pagkatinood, daghan ang naglagot kay PNoy dili tungod sa iyang giingon nga “kayo ang boss ko” ug “tuwid na daan” kon dili sa daghan nga mga walay pulos nga balaod nga iyang gipirmahan. Una, ang RH law––dili Red Horse kay makahubog man ka na––kon dili ang gitawag nga Reproductive Health law.

Abusado Special Gospel of the day: Mateo2:1-12 (February26, 2013-Tuesday) Mateo2:1Ug sa gikaanak na si Jesus didto sa Betlehem sa Judea sa mga adlaw ni Herodes nga hari, tan-awa, dihay mga mago gikan sa Sidlakan nga miabut sa Jerusalem, nga nanag-ingon:Sa Wisdom7:12-ang bata sulod sa siyam ka bulan sa tago-angkan sa inahan.Sa medical science, dili lalim ang bati-on sa usa ka inahan sa dihang magsabak siya sa iyang anak, kay daghan kaayo ang iyang pamati-on ug pangalaon o gustong kan-on. Sa Lukas17:12-18-may 9 ka sanglahong giayo nga walay utang kabubut-on ug gipangita ni JesuKristo aron magpasalamat kaniya. In the same manner, daghan kanatong walay utang na loob sa Dios, kay sa ka dako sa gibuhat ni Maria, siya pa ang gipanamastamasan sa mga laing tinuohan.Takenote, Sa listahan sa mga pulong sa Maayong Balita Bibliya page 368-gasaysay

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sa 3 ka Herodes ug ang ani-a sa ebanghelyo mao 1. Hari Herodes Bantogan nga killer sa mga kabataan 2.Herodes Antipas nga killer ni Juan Magbunbunyag sa Mateo14:1-6.3. Herodes Agripa 1 nga killer ni Santiago 1 sa Buhat12:1-23.Dinhi atong makita nga mga “abusado” kining mga lidera sa kapanahonan ni Jesus.Sa Lukas22:22-26-ang matuod nga dako mao ang kamaong magpaubos sa i y a n g k au g a l i n g o n . S a Sirac10:4-ang Dios maoy abusado /P5

Aw diay! Ruel V. Pelone Tungod ana, daghan nga mga pari ang nasuko kay PNoy gani adunay bishop sa Bacolod nga imbes “Team PNoy” iya na man kining gitawag nga “Team Patay.” Pero para nako maayo man nga ang atong mga anak makakat-on sa eskwelahan kung unsay gamit sa “oten” ug “bisong” ug nga kanus-a maburos (mabuntis) ang usa ka babaye. Responsible parenthood ba nga daghang man nangaburos nga mga batang babaye nga nag edad sa do-tri-ka-kin (Dose, Trisi, Katorse, Kinsi). Kini

nahitabo kay wala may maayo o epektibo nga kampanya ang gobyerno aron ipasabot kung unsay kaayuhan nga mahatag sa RH. Gawas sa RH, gipirmahan ni PNoy ang Sin Tax bill nga karong napatuman na busa grabe na kamahal ang sigarilyo karon. Nagmahal ang ilimnon ug sigarilyo apan wala kini makapahunong niadtong manigarilyohay kay naa pa man tag-20 ang kaha. Daghan gihapon ang palahubog. Hinaut nga ang pasalig nga gamiton ang kita sa Sin Tax diha sa paghatag sa maayong

serbisyong panglawas matuman. Nagmahal ang palaliton apan ang suhulan, mao ra gihapon. nagmahal ang balayronon sa tubig, suga, ug twisyon sa eskwelahan apan ang suhulan mao ra gihapon. Nagsigeg saka ang presyo sa lana busa nagmahal pud ang mga palaliton apan ang suhulan walay kausaban. Unsa man ang gihimo ni PNoy? Aduna ba? Aduna bay kalainan ang administrasyon ni PNoy sa kanhi administrasyon ni Arroyo? Naay iyang gipanghinambog nga “tuwid na daan” apan ang singgit sa mga tigmantala nga ipasar ang FOI kon Freedom of Information bill wala gipaminaw ni PNoy. Ahay! ••• Ako pa aning mga kandidato ni PNoy pagka-senador, dili ko magsalig ug mouban ni PNoy oy kay sigurado madalahig ko sa kasuko.

Ang NGALAN arang makaluwas “…ug ikaw magahatag Kaniya sa pangalan nga Jesus, tungod kay Siya magaluwas sa iyang mga katawhan gikan sa ila’ng mga sala.” (Mateo 1:29). walay bisan kinsa nga tawo’ ng arang makaluwas sa iyang kaugalingon. Walay Relihiyon o bisan unsa nga hugpong nga ang pagtulon-an’ng basihanan gisandig nga ang pagpamyembro ang arang makaluwas sa usa ka kalag. Mitubag si Jesus kaniya, “Ako mao ang dalan, ang kamatuoran, ug ang kinabuhi. Walay makaadto sa Amahan(makalangit) kon dili pinaagi Kanako(Jesu-Cristo). (Juan 14:6) “Ako mao ang pultahan.

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Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Jesus is described here as the narrow gate. Jesus says that “small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. What exactly is meant by this? Just how many are the many and how few are the few? The Bible teaches us that there is no other way to heaven because He alone is “the way, the truth and the life” (John


Ang mosulod agi kanako maluwas( malangit ). Sama siya sa karnero nga mosulod ug mogawas, ug makakita siya ug sibsibanan.” (Juan 10:9) “Kay Wala nay lain’ng NGALAN nga gihatag ubos sa langit dinhi ibabaw sa kalibotan nga kita maluwas ( malangit ) .” (Mga Buhat 4:12) Siya nga mitoo Kaniya dili na pagahukman sa silot (Linaw sa Kalayo) : Apan siya nga wala mitoo gihukman na’ng daan, tungod kay

siya wala man mitoo sa NGALAN sa bugtong anak sa Dios. (Juan 3:18) “Sa kadaghan nga nagdawat Kaniya, kanila Siya naghatag ug kagahum nga mamahimong mga anak sa Dios, bisan kanila nga nanagtoo sa iyang NGALAN.” (Juan 1:12) “Siya nga walay sala gihimo nga halad puli sa ato’ng mga sala, nga wala makasinati sa pagbuhat ug sala, aron kita makaangkon sa pagkamatarong sa Dios nga anaa diha Kaniya.” (2 TagaCorinto 5:21) …Mao kini ang GOOD NEWS!!!

The narrow gate The New Generation Alex A. Podador 14:6). Many people will attempt to find an alternative way to God. They will try to get there through manmade rules and regulations, through false religion, and practices. While there will surely few who go through the narrow

gate, compared to the many on the broad road, there will still be multitudes who will follow the Jesus Going through the narrow gate is not easy. Jesus made this clear. No amount of effort saves us; salvation is by the grace of God through the gift of faith

(Ephesians 2:8-9). No one will ever earn heaven by doing man’s ways. But entering the narrow gate is still difficult because of the opposition of human pride, our natural love of sin, and the opposition of Satan. What men have to do is to repent and enter the gate and not to just stand and look at it, think about it, complain that it’s too small or too difficult or unjustly narrow. In as much as we are concerned and consider what is life after death, we should not make excuses or delays now. If heaven is real, so is hell. Choose Jesus, choose heaven.

Man to man

Think a minute…Not long ago a famous football coach in America suddenly resigned and quit at the top of his very successful career. He said that the number one reason he was leaving his high-paying position was that it was time he started doing his job of loving and caring for his wife. This tough football coach said: “Nothing tells you more about a man than what you see in His wife. In her face you will often see if he makes her feel really loved or not. You can see what kind of man he is by looking at how happy his wife is.” It’s been said that you can tell a lot about a country by

the character of its men. The true measure of manhood is usually very different than most men’s thinking. A real man loves his wife by putting her needs first, because he is the stronger one who can patiently wait for his needs and desires to be satisfied. But it is sad and embarrassing that many times it is the wife who must be stronger by putting her husband’s needs and desires first, because he is too weak and selfish. He is actually forcing her to be the stronger one who always puts him first. Jesus Christ taught that when we think being strong and the “King of our Castle”

means having people serve us, then we are completely wrong. The greatest, strongest men are those who can deny their own desires for the needs of their wife and children first. Real men are full of kindness, compassion, self-control and honesty. Every day I must ask myself: Is my wife a better, happier person because she is married to me? Do I help my wife succeed or do I hold you back? Is she a better mother because of me? When I am a better man, then my wife will follow my example and become a better woman. The good news is that you and I can start changing today and become real men if we

want to. So why not ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your selfish, uncontrolled way of living? Then ask Him to take full charge of your character

man /P5


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NEDA sees up to 7% 2013 growth The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) projects the economy to grow from 6% to 7% this year based on the improved business and consumer confidence particularly in the last quarter of 2012. During the recent Cargo Economics Conference, Emmanuel F. Esguerra, NEDA Deputy Director General, said that this growth is bigger than the 6.6% GDP performance in 2012. As it is, the 2012 growth is already the fastest in Asia, next only to China. What helped this performance is the country’s low and stable inflation contained at about three percent, favorable interest rate and sound banking system, and a sustainable fiscal and external position, he explained. On the supply side, the services sector accounted for 7.4%; industry, 6.5%; and agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, 2.7%. Of the services sector, transport, communications and storage represented some 7.5% in the 2012 GDP growth, followed by real estate and

renting at 7.90%. Government expenditure (11.8%), exports (8.7%) and household consumption (6.1%) fuelled last year’s demand, with exports reaching a record $51.994 billion or 7.6% growth over the $48.3 billion in 2011. The government is maintaining its ten percent export growth target for this year. In December alone, exports rose 16.5% to $3.97 billion, reversing its 18.9% fall in the same month of 2011. This is despite a 5.5% decline in electronics shipments to $1.506 billion. Such performance was the best in Asia, with Hong Kong managing 14.8% growth; China, 14.1%; Vietnam, 14.1% and Thailand, 13.5% Sergio R. Ortiz-Luis Jr., President of the Philippine Exporters Confederation, Inc. (PHILEXPORT) separately explained that there is a need to adjust the goal to 15% annually to attain $120 billion by 2016, the export target indicated in the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2013-2016, since last year’s growth is below the original ten to 11% target.

“The improving performance of the electronics sector will help us achieve this revised target,” Ortiz-Luis noted, adding that our product diversification program under the PEDP can help push the exports of non-electronics products such as machinery and transport equipment, woodcraft and furniture and fruits and vegetables. Meanwhile, Esguerra’s presentation also showed that Philippine imports grew by 4.2% mostly from ASEAN, which is attributed to the increasing benefits from this regional trade agreement. Other top Philippine import markets are China, US and Japan. Such improvement in the country’s external trade is reflected in the parallel growth in cargo throughput last year, which improved by 7.8% yearon-year to 90.9 metric tons, while ship traffic was 2.2% better. Tourist arrivals bridged the four million mark in 2012, with the government expecting further tourist influx as the macroeconomic environment is positively sustained.

Esguerra also noted that the country’s improving competitiveness ranking will contribute further to the attainment of the 2013 targets. “It is important to pursue policies that will contribute to the country’s goals in the near term”, he noted. These include stimulating domestic demand, diversifying domestic and external trade, accelerating fiscal spending and strengthening economic relations with fastgrowing ASEAN economies. Specifically on the logistics chain, he cited, among other recommendations, the need to encourage more infrastructure investments, upgrade and build new transport facilities and implement the National Transport Policy. He however cautioned against challenges and risks such as the uncertainty in the Euro area; the ‘fiscal cliff ’ of the US; possible spikes in global petroleum prices; El Nino and typhoons; delayed or non-implementation of reforms and persistent high unemployment and underemployment in the country. (Liza Leong, PHILEXPORT News and Features/asf )


mination under Article 282 of the Labor Code. The law states than an employer may terminate an employment for serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the employee of the lawful orders of his employer or representative in connection with his work. The Decision further stated that NGCP fully complied with the requirements of the procedural due process before the complainants were dismissed from employment. As ruled by the court, the show-cause letter, the complainants’ explanation in writing, the administrative investigation of NGCP where complainants answers the charges against them, and the final notice of termination of employment are sufficient to satisfy the requirements of due process prescribed by the Labor Code.

Provincial Capitol Grounds ning dakbayan, sinaksihan sa heads of offices provincial government sa Bukidnon. Ang tema sa festival : “Sustaining Culture and Unity towards Progress and Development.” Ang mga hurado sa kompetisyon mao sila Ms. Isabel I. Casilang, Mr. Johnny D. Redondo ug Mr. Raymund S. Antolo, chairman of the Board of Judges. Gipasalamatan ni Governor Alex P. Calingasan ang mga tunghaan nga misalmot sa kompetisyon lakip na ang mga magtutudlo ug mga ginikanan nga mitugot sa ilang mga anak pagsalmot. (FR/arjaysfelicilda)

downtown hotel last February 19, 2013 were briefed by executives of the airline companies of the visual approach in landing technique first taught to student pilots in their light aircraft modules in preference to an instrument landing approach. Apprehension on how it applies to the Airbus 320’s or bigger aircraft model with more than 200 passengers and an average cargo load of 57,064 kilograms can impair safe aircraft handling without the air navigational landing equipment. Flying experts who knows the factors to be considered in handling various aircrafts and its size are aware that when Pilots accept Air Traffic Controllers instruction for visual approach, it requires balanced elements of visibility conditions, weather turbulence in an airport near an open sea and the airline crew’s experience. The tree factors must be 100% present to assure the aircraft safety landing. Queries on how visual landing can accommodate the average 26 flights in and out of Cagayan de Oro daily without seeing the runway at daylight smack fear on the reduction of flights to the city affecting airline companies reconfiguration of their schedules all over the country as a result of the change of flight schedules. Airline companies wanted three months advance notice by the government to streamline their scheduling. According to the business sector, the reduction of flights could also ruin the economic momentum of Northern Mindanao which is now the fastest growing region in the Philippines. There were other issues discussed that compound the premature opening of the airport. Questions of who should pay the 3 megawatt power requirement that will be provided by the Misamis Oriental Electric Cooperative have not been resolved? A three-megawatt consumption of electricity is equivalent

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nga gumikan sa bagyong Pablo, nahiagom sa dakong damyos ang kalubihan, kama-isan ug uban pang mga tanom sa sitio Cavan-cavan. Gikareport nga daghang baka ug ubang kahayopan ang nangamatay dihang dapita. Sa miaging semana, si Rep. Rodriguez nang-apud-apod usab og tag-P2,000 ngadto sa 120 ka mag-uuma sa Barangay Balubal nga apektado sa Bagyong Pablo. Nahatagan usab og samang kantidad ang 52 ka mag-uuma sa Barangay Indahag. Gibutyag ni Re. Rodriguez nga ang maong sapi iyang nakuha gikan sa Deparment of Agriculture (DA), “kay katungdanan sa DA ang pagatiman sa agricultural crops nga nangadaut.” Siya mipasalig nga dugangan pa ang maong cash assistance nga posible pang moabot sa tag-P5,000. Siya misaad usab nga butanga og sementeryo ang Barangay Agusan. “So, two birds in one stone kini kay maabrihan na ang farm-to-market road kay aside from sementeryo, adunay dako kaayong agricultural area, ang maong proyekto gipundohan kini og P40 milyones,” matud ni Rep. Rodriguez.

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vehicles for line clearing activities. The termination was based on a decision of an administrative investigating panel on August 28, 2012 after hearing and due consideration, which declared the complainants guilty of violating the provisions of the NGCP Code of Conduct and recommended their dismissal of employment without any entitlement to separation pay. The Executive Labor Arbiter found that the infractions committed by the complainants did not only violate NGCP’s existing policy, rules and regulations for conduct against property and company interest, but also constitute a just cause for ter-

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She says they trust her that’s why, she’s so thankful to them. While being a wife of Senator Manny Villar who was House Speaker and Senate President is also a factor, “Misis Hanep Buhay,” however, insists she doesn’t want to live in the shadow of her husband because she is proud of her own achievements. “Misis Hanep Buhay” consistently land in the Top 12 senatoriables in all election surveys.

Kaamulan...... from page 3

High School ang ikaduhang ganti. Ang special awards sa elementary level nakuha sa Sumpong ES, Best in Costume; ug Casisang Elem. School, Best Band Major ug Best Band Majorette. Sa secondary level, nakuha sa Bukidnon National High School ang Best in Costume ug Best in Major awards; Libona National High School, Best Majorette. Ang maong kalihokan, usa sa highlights sa grand opening sa festival nga gipahigayon sa

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every day. He will give you His power and strength to change more and more into the better, stronger man you want to be for your wife and children. Just Think a Minute…

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using the flying visual approach in landing the huge A-300’s and A-320’s aircraft used by dominant airlines Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines Express and Zest Air, the three airline companies serving the Cagayan de Oro domestic destination. Businessmen and tourism advocates who attended the stakeholders meeting in a

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

Surigao Norte prepares for athletic meet SURIGAO del Norte - The division of Surigao del Norte is now on training of both elementary and secondary athletes of the 18 events, with a total of 487 athletes. This is in preparation for the incoming 16th Caraga Regional Meet 2013 in Cabadbaran City. The athletic delegation has been fully supported by the provincial government, through the Special Education Fund of the province.

AgNte gets SGH AGUSAN del Norte - DILG Provincial Director Romeo Solis has conferred the Seal of Good Housekeeping to the provincial government during the PPOC meeting yesterday. The province has earned the award in recognition of its exemplary performance in governance, transparency, & accountability.

Mine rehap workshop held SURIGAO City - The orientation workshop for Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee, Multi-Partite Monitoring Team & Community Technical Working Group, spearheaded by the Mines & Geosciences Bureau-Regional Office 13 was held Feb. 21, this year at the Grand Convention, Gateway Hotel, Surigao City. The activity was participated in by representatives from mining industries, non-govt organizations, private and public agencies and local government units of Surigao Norte.

Call for assistance aired BUTUAN City – The chair of the Regional Development Council – Development Administration Committee bared during yesterday’s meeting that due to continuous rains experienced in the city since Tuesday, 29 barangay were affected with 12 evacuation centers still being occupied by the 6,000 individuals/evacuees. The city mayor’s office is calling for donations from the members and stakeholders to help the evacuees. to the total consumption of the entire Gingoog City. The road network which is behind schedule to cope up to the sudden increase of vehicular traffic in the 48 kilometers road stretch is moving turtle pace in the widening of the national highway along the Municipality of Opol to the Municipality of Alubijid which has not been completed. The bypass road in Opol going to the City which will reduced the load of Bulua highway of heavy cargo trucks remained closed. With the 804,430 incoming passengers and 817,619 outgoing passengers data as provided by the local Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro Lumbia Airport last year and projected to grow 12% in 2013, the flow of vehicular traffic in the two lanes highway will create a tumultuous bumper to bumper situation. The stakeholders in Region 10 have forwarded a letter of concern to Secretary Emilio Abaya and requested for an audience in Manila but reports reaching the business community was “it was not entertained by the Secretary and the letter is with the desk of his Assistant Secretary”. Observers believes that the DOTC Secretary wanted to solve the problem in NAIA first and prioritize the decongestion of air traffic at the premier airport which has been for years besieged with overcrowding at short intervals of every five minutes during the peak hours in the

afternoon of planes landing and taking off in the runway. The presence of private hangars operating private planes and chartered flights ads to the congestion. Flying schools and air cargo carriers are squeezing every space at the former Nichols airstrips. Moving these non essential operations and operators from the international airport to a place nearby would entail a domino effect by removing the Philippine Air force 15th Strike Wing from Sangley Point in Cavite and relocating this to Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro to accommodate aviation that will be displaced from NAIA 1 and 3 clean up. Secretary Emilio Abaya prior to his appointment to the DOTC is the former Congressman from the 1st District of Cavite which includes Cavite City where Sangley Point is located. He wants to make Sangley Point the new hub of general aviation nearest to Manila in fact a directive was already issued last December 2012 that all private planes and private commercial operations at NAIA be moved to Sangley not later than 2015. He wants the Philippine Air force 15th Strike Wing out of Sangley Point and relocates those aging aircrafts and Vietnam War vintage Huey Helicopters to Cagayan de Oro without even consulting the people of the City if they want to host the 15th Strike Wing in the Cagayan de Oro skies?

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Alternative learning system By Charish R. Alombro Ilignan Elementary School Impasug-ong Bukidnon

Among the schemes revised by the Department of Education to facilitate learning in all levels of the society, the ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM is the most comprehensive but convenient method proven to be effective landmark of the Philippine Education. ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM provides impartial access of adult literacy to formal schooling. It instigates individuals who were disadvantaged by poverty and early marriage to pursue their studies and even earn a degree. It emphasized practical and expedient techniques proven to be the most beneficial as well as tranquil manner of transferring knowledge and skills to interested students.

The mechanics upheld by ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM is relegating ALS Coordinator and Mobile Teacher in each District to reach out prospects in every single remote Barangays of the entire nation. Said tutors are instructed to cater individuals who cannot read and write for Basic Literacy Program, beyond 12 years old for Accreditation and Equivalency on Elementary Level in addition to ages 16 to 25 years old for Accreditation and Equivalency Program for Secondary Level. The mentors carry orders of persuading potential pupils to enroll at the district office, attend the required 800 hours of classes and take the compulsory examinations held annually on the months

of October or November. After which, accredited students will wait for the results usually available on the month of February to ensure that the qualified students can warrant ample time to register for the next level of education should they decide to pursue their studies. The Certificates issued to eligible pupils are duly signed by the Dep Ed Secretary, DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO FSC. Over a decade, hundreds of Filipinos benefit ALTERNATIVE LEARNING SYSTEM. It is believed to be the best innovation to promote adult literacy in the history of Philippine Education. The preliminary strategy to foster education for everybody in our Country.

BJMP sets-up help desk vs HR violations By Jeza Mae Sarah Sanchez

CAGAYAN de Oro City The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) recently completed the installation of a Human Rights Desk in all its jail facilities, throughout Northern Mindanao. This came about after BJMP officer-in-charge, Jail Chief Supt. Diony Dacanay Mamaril, directed all regional directors to institute proactive measures to totally eradicate HR violations in their respective area of responsibility. The installation of HR desk, as well as the feedback mechanism, “e-text/etawag kay Tsip” primarily aims to solicit comments

or complaints from the inmates as well as the transacting public, requiring transparency and accountability on the part of all BJMP personnel. People can directly report complaints of abuses, maltreatment, exploitation, extortion, and other anomalies committed by BJMP personnel through the help desk or through the use of cellular phones. The Office of the OIC, BJMP can be directly reached through these numbers: 0939 2752427 for Smart, 0915 3111580 (Globe) and 0933 3841574 (Sun) Cellular

subscribers. “Measures like this need to be done, if we are to remain true with the Philippine jail system’s shift from punishment to rehabilitation,” JSSupt Marlon C. Torregue, BJMP10 OIC, was quoted as saying. (Jeza Mae Sarah Sanchez/BJMP/ PIA10/jdelpf )

Matino at mahusay By Rowena V. Olemberio Kisolon Central Elementary School

The death of then Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary JESSE ROBREDO affected not only the routine of the elected officials and employees of the Local Government Units, but the lives of the men and women of the Department of Education as well. This is the foremost impression of a message conveyed by DEPED Secretary DR. ARMIN A. LUISTRO, FSC for his subordinates right after the passing away of his colleague. In reminiscence, DR. LUISTRO quote the late Secretary’s depiction of “a true and dedicated public servant as: Hindi lahat ng MATINO ay MAHUSAY, at lalo namang hindi lahat ng MAHUSAY ay MATINO. Ang dapat ay MATINO AT MAHUSAY upang karapatdapat tayong pagtiwalaan ng pera ng Bayan”. Kailangan ng DEPED ang mahuhusay at matitinong kawani dahil sa ating mga kamay ipinagkatiwala ang mga kabataan ng ating bayan” As expected, DR. LUISTRO encouraged his minions to be inspired

by the way the late JESSE ROBREDO uplifts the lives of ordinary Filipinos through genuine service of the government. He presented the idea as an obligation every educator should remember and emulate with hopes that the memory of the life and works of model public servants shall empower and strengthen the teachers and staff of the Education Sector. Moreover, he buoys up the mentors to proclaim to the Filipino people that hope remains in government and as Secretary; he has full faith and confidence in each of his underlings. Personally, I am Impressed upon hearing such a modest speech from a person of highest rank in the field of education. Recently, the DEPED personnel received only Php5,000.00 Christmas Bonus, the least among all the government employees, even lesser than the utility worker of other Local Government Units. The COMELEC recompense the teacher’s services during election with minimal amount that cannot

compensate long hours of staying awake and subjected to hazards instigated by advocates of fraud and other election-related violence. But I contest my fellow teachers to look deeper into the value of our profession: The dignity of being accountable for molding a child’s personality; the advantage of dealing with human being; the pride of partaking tremendous knowledge for the benefit of the younger generations; the vanity of looking smart every hour of the day and the pride of belonging to the most decent vocation of humanity. For me, the LEGACY of being an exemplary teacher is the best bequest I can give to my children and my children’s children. I commit to memory a simple but suitable quotation believed by the brilliant and the wonderful individuals during their time: “Be the best of whoever you are”. This precisely is the reason that I am stirred to wake up early each morning, wear a smile even in weariness and enthused to work in lethargy.




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CDO Bloggers, Inc. holds first two Tipok-Tipok for 2013

Cagayan de Oro – February 24, 2013 - The Cagayan de Oro Bloggers, Inc., holds the first two meet-up for this year last February 9 and 23 at two different fast food chains in the city. The meet-up was dubbed as “TipokTipok” which was organized by Eldie “Ding” Aban, CDO Bloggers Board Member and Venus Mabale, the Vice President for Internal Affairs. “Tipok-Tipok” aims to welcome interested members and a venue for sharing tips on blogging. The existing members help new members setup their own blogs and give out tips on utilizing the full potential of social media. Also, the activity itself served as an offline social activity for most online workers. For this year, the organization will be holding one or two “Tipok-Tipok” per month to promote unity and camaraderie among bloggers in Cagayan de Oro.

DA-NFA supports 2013 National Year of Rice Cagayan de Oro City – WITH the year 2013 declared as the National Year of Rice by President Benigno S. Aquino, III under Proclamation No. 494, the National Food Authority (NFA) - Misamis Oriental Provincial Office under the Department of Agriculture (DA) is currently spearheading Ugnayan activities to various palay/corn farmers and farmers’ organizations in Misamis Oriental and Northern Bukidnon, covering the towns of Talakag, Manolo Fortich, Libona, Baungon and Malitbog. In view of the declaration which stresses the promotion of responsible rice consumption for better health and lesser rice wastage and productive farming, the Ugnayan supports the initiative through informing the farmers on the procurement activities of the DA-NFA, particularly the government’s support price for rice to ensure market for their produce and to enable them to have a fair return on their production investment. Currently, the DA-NFA’s support price for palay is at P17 per kilogram (kg), clean and dry. In addition to the basic price, the government also extends incentives to palay deliveries: Cooperative Development Incentive Fee (CDIF) – 0.30/kg, drying fee – 0.20/kg and delivery fee – 0.20/kg – 0.50/ kg maximum, resulting to an overall price range of P17.70/kg – 18.00/kg. # (Marianne Chan-Tapongot, Provincial Information Officer, DA-NFA, MisOr)

“We’d like to continue the monthly meet-up which really made the organization strong and standing.” says Ding Aban. Venus Mabale also added, “CDO Bloggers started with a meet-up and I believe it is still the best way to bring bloggers in one venue aside from the internet.” Dates and venues of the meetups are announced on the CDO Bloggers Facebook Page and Twitter Page. CDO Bloggers opens its membership to the public until the middle of March this year. For inquiries and submission of application, you can send it to

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