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MCPC moves for house probe into Mindanao power shortage By Mike BaÑos Editor-at-large

Regional Top Stories

Divine Mercy Shrine

Pilgrims from many places around Mindanao and elsewhere flock to the Divine Mercy Shrine at El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. The pilgrims have to climb 80 steps to reach the upper part of the 50-foot statue. They are not allowed to carry cellphones and cameras on the way up. Below they could buy souvenir t-shirts images of saints. The shrine is being readied for an influx of pilgrims during this year’s Holy Week on the third week of April. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News


Dog bites in Agnor set record of 2,173 in 2013 u 4 WESTMIN

Saudi Arabia medical team joins medical mission for Zambo IDPs u 8 davao

Dismissal of complaint vs killers of 8-year-old boy ‘deliberate’ u 9


he Mindanao Coalition of Power C onsumers is pressing the House of Representatives Committee on Energy to probe the allegedly anomalous dispatch of government owned power plants in Mindanao, and the unexplained reduction in the dependable capacities of its hydroelectric power plants, believed to be the root cause of the persistent power shortage in the island. See FULL STORY, page 2

JR Borja hospital eyes Level 2 status in 2015 By Cheng Ordoñez, Executive Editor

Cagayan de Oro’s primary public hospital that caters to mostly indigent patients, needing health care and services, has dramatically transformed into a medical institution that can provide better treatment with enough staff and much improved and spacious wards. See HOSPITAL, page 11

MGen. Visaya:

‘CPP-NPA-NDF self-destructing’ By Cheng Ordoñez Associate Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The CPP-NPA-NDF is expected to self-destruct with the recent capture of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon at Ba-

rangay Zaragoza, Aloguinsan, Cebu City, last March 22, and the surrender of 72 NPA members to the 4th Infantry Division, last March 28, even as MGen. Ricardo Visaya, commander of the 4ID, has ordered a “no-let See NPA, page 9

Military official: end of the CPP-NPA movement irreversible By CRIS DIAZ Associate Editor

CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City––The downfall of the communist movement in the country

is irreversible following the capture of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon at Barangay Zaragoza, Aloguinsan, Cebu City, the military here said on Wednesday. As the chairman of the

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), Tiamzon’s arrest has crippled the communist movement since no one is directing the armed group operation anymore, Capt. Christian

Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division said. He said that the centralized-type logistical management was also paralyzed since Tiamzon’s wife Wilma,

the CPP’s Secretary General, used to manage it. In Northern Mindanao, the activities of the New People’s Army (NPA), the CPP’s military arm, have declined since the capture

of the CPP’s top leaders on March 22 in a safe house in the province of Cebu, Uy said. He said that the armed encounters with the See end, page 11

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MCPC moves for house probe into Mindanao Power Shortage

rehabilitation of the Agus and Pulangi power plants The Mindanao Co- and their waterways; and alition of Power Con- to get the System Operator sumers is pressing the to operate the governmentand controlled power House of Representa- owned plants strictly in accordance tives Committee on with the Rule Curve for Energy to probe the Lake Lanao, because this allegedly anomalous is the only way to optimize dispatch of govern- the storage capacity of the and ensure that there ment owned power Lake will be adequate capacity in plants in Mindanao, Mindanao during the sumand the unexplained mer months,” said David A. reduction in the de- Tauli, MCPC president. pendable capacities Tauli said a corollary of the investigation of its hydroelectric objective of the Power Sector Assets power plants, be- and Liabilities Managelieved to be the root ment Corporation (PSALM) cause of the persis- charged with the operation maintenance of the tent power shortage and power plants formerly operin the island. ated by the National Power “The main objectives of Corporation (Napocor), is the investigation would be to get them to restore to to accelerate the repair and the electric cooperatives By Mike BaÑos

and other customers their contracted capacities as of year-end 2009, which the PSALM unilaterally reduced by 20 percent in 2010 and again by the same amount in 2013. “We expect the result of this investigation to be an order to the PSALMNPC to rehabilitate their power plants and to further develop the waterways of Agus and Pulangi in order to increase the generation of the hydroelectric power plants,” he explained. “We also expect that the operation and maintenance of the Mindanao generating plants will be restored to the NPC Mindanao Generation, and that NPC MinGen will be ordered to maximize the generation of governmentowned and controlled power plants, and to operate the

Agus hydropower plants strictly in accordance with the Load Curve for Lake Lanao, in order to ensure optimum utilization of the storage capacity of the Lake.” “The investigation of PSALM should include investigation into the System Operations that have been carried out by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) since 2010, including their failure to contract for adequate reserves after the termination of their ancillary service power agreement (ASPA) contract with the Therma Marine Inc. (TMI) power barges,” Tauli said. E ar l i e r, t h e MC P C spearheaded a campaign to have the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) suspended following perceived design and opera-

tional deficiencies resulting in the House Committee on Energy unanimously passing a resolution for its suspension during a public hearing held in Cagayan de Oro City on March 6, 2014. “Until now, we hear of the same comments attributed to Philippine Electricity Market Corporation (PEMC) that it is the Mindanaoans that do not know what the rules are supposed to be and have no knowledge on market operations,” noted Clint Django Pacana, executive director of the Association of Mindanao Rural Electric Cooperatives (AMRECO), the umbrella organization of Mindanao’s 33 rural electric cooperatives. “A categorical statement came out that the IMEM was suspended because ECs are not ready.”

“We should disseminate the truth of our experience with the IMEM for the better understanding even by the common tao but also the policy-makers and executives as well in the power industry, since some of these guys, expressed ambivalence on how to react on strong manifestations against the PEMC,” Pacana said. “I dared in forums that each should not take what speakers say as gospel truth, but verify and research more for enhancement. Meanwhile, each of as maintains good intentions for our salvation from this mess.” To address Mindanao’s power shortage in the short term, the MCPC is advocating for the establishment of a central purchasing agency for all distribution utilities See power, page 4

Mayor Jose M. Galario Jr. posed with SINP BFP Richie G. Fabre after the blessing of the latest model Rosenbauer fire truck together with the LGU Employees and Firemen. photo by den batis and tata cloma

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Dog bite cases in AgNor set record 2,173 in 2013 By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor and JOSEPH GARGANTES, Correspondent

BUTUAN CITY -- Dog bite incidents in Agusan del Norte had climbed dramatically in 2013 and set a record 2,173 cases or a 200 percent increase compared to 1,078 cases in 2012. Provincial Health Office Human Rabies Coordinator Brenda Tampos made the revelation during the First Provincial Rabies Summit at a local convention center here recently. “We have a situation and it rests on our shoulders to address this problem,” Tampos told the delegates to the first ever rabies summit organized by the provincial government under Gov. Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba. Through the effort of

the provincial health office and provincial veterinary office in coordination with the Department of HealthCaraga and Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit XIII, the gathering assembled town council members, municipal health officers, agriculturists, human and animal rabies coordinators, and barangay chairmen. Cabadbaran City, the province’s capital, was represented by its veterinarian, Dr. Kaye Andalan. See record, page 11

FIRST AGUSAN DEL NORTE RABIES SUMMIT. Dr. Esther Cardeño (with microphone), Regional Animal Rabies Coordinator of the Department of Agriculture RFU-XIII, encourages the audience to construct their own dog pounds in their resspective areas of responsibility to prevent or curb dog bite incidents and human rabies. The event was the First Provincial Rabies Summit in Agusan del Norte held at a local convention center in Butuan City attended by town council members, health officers, agriculturists, human and animal rabies coordinators and barangay chairmen. photo supplied

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which would coordinate the purchase of the generation of embedded generators or any other generators that can make their production available to the Grid as proposed by Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, D’Engg., president of the Mindanao University of Science and Technol-

ogy (MUST) and head of the AMRECO think tank Institute for Power Sector Economics (IPSEc) during a series of power for a held over the last two years. “The details of the central purchasing agency need to be worked out through meetings among generators, distributors, and consumer representatives. We can get the Mindanao Develop-

ment Authority (MinDA) to coordinate,” Tauli said. MCPC has also identified optimizing the dispatch of government owned power plants controlled by the PSALM, particularly the hydroelectric power plants on the Agus and Pulangi rivers, as another immediate solution to the current power shortage. For the solution to the long-term power shortage that would result in adequate, affordable and sustainable power supply for Mindanao from 2018 onward, the MCPC will be carrying out information, education, and communication campaigns among consumer groups, non-government organizations, and community organizations to get their local governments to implement renewable

energy power plants as economic enterprise projects in partnership with the private sector, Tauli added. The end result of this campaign will be renewable energy power plants (hydroelectric power plants are the least-cost sources of electric energy in Mindanao; in 2018 onward, electricity from hydro plants will be selling at P4.00 or less per kilowatt-hour and electricity from coal plants will be selling at P6.00 or more per kWh), owned by the people through their local governments, contributing revenues to the LGUs for use in providing services to their citizens, and providing enough power supply for all of Mindanao.

Valencia has latest fire truck

THE city of Valencia is one of the recipients of latest model Rosenbauer fire truck under the administration of Mayor Jose M. Galario Jr. through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under Secretary Mar Roxas. This was project by then DILG secretary, the late Jessie Robredo. Region 10 has four recipients in the latest model fire truck, city of Malaybalay is one of the recipients in the province of Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City. The Valencia city fire station is under the command of Sr. Insp. Richie G. Fabre.

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Back to English in schools

English as medium of instruction in schools has been vanished for some years now. But a new bill seeks to resurrect English as medium of instruction from the present Filipino language. This to raise the English language proficiency level of Filipino students and graduates in order to increase their chances and opportunities of easy employment here and abroad, and to make Filipino workers globally com petitive. Proponents of the measure has a laudable reason because, indeed, Filipino students should be equipped with English proficiency for them be able to communicate in simple, clear and descriptive manner in their work everywhere. The key to better job opportunities here and abroad is English, not because it is the language of foreigners but because it is the language of research, science and technology, areas which global business and employment is very much into. The measure seeks to provide for the use of English as the medium of instruction in pre-schools, elementary and high schools and to prescribe the teaching in

Editorial specialized English in tertiary levels. The pre-school and elementary levels are crucial because the language proficiency must start at the childhood stage which are the formative years. It would be more difficult to do so in older years. The bill requires English, Filipino or a native language to be used as the Medium of Instruction (MOI) in all subjects from preschool until Grade III. English and Filipino shall be taught as separate subjects in all levels in the elementary and secondary levels. Likewise, English shall be the MOI in all academic subjects in the elementary grades from Grade IV to Grade VI and in all levels in the secondary. English shall also be encouraged as a language of interaction in the school. The organization of English clubs like book, oratorical, debating, writing and related associations are encouraged too, while in school publications, the

use of English shall be priority, according to the measure. English should also be used as the language of assessment in government examinations and entrance examinations to public school and state colleges and universities at all leves. Under the bill, questions in Filipino may be included for which the credit shall not exceed ten percent of the total points in the examination. The bill mandates the Department of Education (DepEd) to formulate, develop and provide all the requirements, devices and support facilities needed to strengthen, enhance and develop English as the MOI. The bill also provides training and orientation seminars for teachers, manuals, learning modules and workbooks, textbooks, audiovisual aids and other auxiliary teaching and learning materials. We congratulate the proponent for this undertaking, because undeniably, our students and workers’ proficiency in English would redound to a better understanding of all aspects of human living in this age.

Wishing Life Away Think a minute… Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? At the beach? Away on a nice holiday? At Disneyland? Many of us spend a lot of our time wishing we were somewhere else. When we’re at work we wish we were home relaxing. We wish we had a different job and career or a different boss. We wish we were rich. But we can wish our life away. The simple fact is we’re not somewhere else, we’re right here! Meantime, life is passing us by while we spend our time making retirement plans. Then, even if we finally get something we wished for, we still keep wishing for something more because

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst it’s become our state of mind—always wishing for something else. So we don’t even enjoy the things we already do have. So don’t wait until you’re not too busy before you get close to your kids. Enjoy them now. They’ll never be this age again. Don’t wait until you buy or build that new house or until you make more money. And

don’t wait until you retire, because then you might be too tired! You see, each day is made to have its own special experiences and memories of fun, love, and lessons to learn. So grab and squeeze every bit of life you can out of today, because this day will never come back again! A very successful woman said, “Do your best this

moment, so you can be prepared and in the best place for your next moment and opportunity.” That’s why Jesus promises all His followers that if we are faithful and productive with our small responsibilities now, then He will bless us with bigger opportunities later. But first, we must decide to start living for Jesus His successful, right way every day of our life. So why not ask Jesus to forgive you for living your own way and always wishing you had more? Jesus will take charge of your life and help you to fully enjoy what you already have, as well as all the more that He wants to give you. Just Think a Minute…

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Digong Duterte There are well-meaning Filipinos who would like Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte to run for president in the 2016 presidential elections. Some of these wellmeaning Filipinos claim close ties with the legendary mayor. But in egging him to run, they just exposed their lack of knowledge about Duterte’s mastery of the art of politics. There is no question about what Duterte had done and continues to do as mayor of Davao City. His accomplishments as mayor of that city, however, are known only in that city and its immediate environs but not outside of it. And he knows this. Besides, what he has done in Davao City especially in regard his ability to rid that city of criminal elements, while legendary, may not sit well with a good number of Filipinos. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena during his time tried to duplicate in his

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II city the manner by which Duterte cleansed Davao City with criminal elements but it did not work in his city and for him. He ended up criticized by the city residents. The local media lambasted him for the deaths of suspected criminals carried out by suspected vigilantes. In fact, one of the issues that did him in when he sought the mandate of the Cebuanos in the last local elections was the unabated killings during his watch of suspected criminals. The city residents did not welcome the arbitrariness by which Osmena tried to rid the city of criminals. The contrasting reactions

of the same intention of doing away with criminality and criminals in Davao and in Cebu proves that what is good for the goose may not always be good for the gander. What is considered good for Davao does not necessarily mean good for Cebu and perhaps in many other parts of the country as well. Duterte’s stance against suspected criminals in his city earned for him accolades from his constituents. Osmena’s attempt to be like him in Cebu made him the object of the people’s ire and even ridicule. He ended up hated and despised because the tactics of Duterte was

More plunder detainees soon I can now see Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and others going to jail while undergoing trial for plunder. They will be inside detention centers while their cases are being heard. That is one thing with a plunder case, the accused will be detained just like what is happening with former Pres. Gloria Arroyo. There was report that some eighty legislators had misused their pork barrels too and I hope soon they will follow these three senators. If necessary we have to construct new buildings in the penitentiary to accom-

modate these people. It is a sad thing to note that a lot of us are dishonest by culture and thieves by nature. I can feel so many Filipinos are glad about this development. People who made millionaires out of public funds can now be accommodated in prison unlike before. This early, these politicians should be arrested before some of them might decide to go abroad and never return home. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) should be alert just in case some of these people take the back door for the

outside world. These people involved should now realize the saying “crime does not pay”. It is so unfortunate some of our lawmakers are also lawbreakers. I would suggest that aside from the jail terms slapped on these senators, they should also return the public funds they allegedly smuggled unto themselves. Their properties, personal and real, should be attached now before they can be moved or transferred to somebody’s domain. An inventory of their wealth should be done now and things should be accounted

not welcome in Cebu. These are facts that Duterte knows will not catapult him to the presidency aside from his logistical handicap. He was right when he said that he would need P10 to P15 billion to win the presidency. And he was honest enough to admit he does not have that kind of money. His only way of having such amount is to seek the help of many political patrons who he will have to repay once he becomes president, a scenario he dreads because he is not the type who will just suffer in silence if bullied by political benefactors for payback. This particular position of the fiery mayor should be given serious thought by the Comelec. If the poll body is truly concerned with its duty, it should institute measures that’ll bring down the cost of winning in any electoral contest beginning with the presidency. It is the cost of winning in an See bacon, page 11

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Saudi Arabia medical team joins medical mission for Zambo IDPs


A M B OA N GA CITY - A Saudi Arabia medical team has partnered with locally-based physicians to extend free medical assistance to the internally displaced persons (IDPs) housed at the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex in this city. City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos said the medical mission is ongoing Tuesday at the sports complex where thousands of IDPs are presently housed.

A medical team from Saudi Arabia’s Physicians Across Countries (PAC) are currently at the Grandstand Evacuation center and are conducting a free medical mission for the internally-displaced persons there. There are 2 doctors, 5 nurses and one pharmacist, bringing with them medical supplies. This activity is done in coordination with the City Health Office. (Pia Zamboanga Peninsula) Republic of the Philippines Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar Province of Bukidnon Maramag, Bukidnon

R.A. 9048/10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

March 26, 2014

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Rule 7 of Republic Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that WENGIE TANGHIYAN CABALLERO has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in the Child’s Gender under the entry of Sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of WENGIE TANGIAN CABALLERO bearing LCR No. 90-625 who was born on 14 AUGUST 1990 at KALILANGAN, TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are LUCIANA TANGHIYAN and EXPEDITO CABALLERO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than APRIL 10, 2014. (SGD) JULIET BALURAN GALAMBAO, CE Municipal Civil Registrar

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PUBLICATION OF THE PETITION In compliance with Rule of R.A. 9048 / R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that has filed with this office a petition for change of first name /sex/date of birth/month from, , from MALE to FEMALE, in the live birth certificate of MARIA ATHINA MAEBELLE B. BERNABE who was born on January 14, 1988 and whose parents are OLIVER A, BERNABE and LUZVIMINDA A. BATIS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than 10 days. (Sgd.) CARIDAD I. VILLANUEVA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 3 & 10, 2014

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF


Agbulos, who heads the humanitarian cluster of recovery program for IDPs, said the medical mission is focused on the health condition of the IDPs following the reported deaths of evacuees suffering from different diseases. He disclosed that the death toll as the sports complex as of last Sunday has reached 104 with diarrhea as the leading cause of death among children and pneumonia

among adults. A g b u l o s s a i d t h at the other killer diseases among the IDPs were dengue acute gastroenteritis, hypertension, cardiac arrest, asthma, complications of stroke and birth of neonatal deaths. City Hall information officer Sheila Covarrubias said that “over a thousand IDPs are now availing of free medical services in an ongoing free mission done by the Saudi-based Physicians Across Continents” in coordination with the City Health Office at the sports complex. Covarrubias said that a feeding program for IDP children is also ongoing. Me anw h i l e , Ag bu los has recommended to decongest the sports complex and transfer the IDPs to the transitory sites of their choice in a bid to prevent further deaths at the evacuation center. The transitory sites are located in the barangays of Taluksangay and Tulungatung. Soon, two more transitory sites will be built in Barangay Mampang and at the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. prop er ty in B arangay Upper Calarian. (PNA)

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 02-2014 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Otherwise known as Pag-ibig Fund), with branch office at J.R. Borja St. Cagayan de Oro City, against ALLAN G. NAPISA married to SARAH JANE B. NAPISA, with residence and postal address at Block 1, Lot 2, NHA PHASE 2, Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of January 15, 2014 amounts to SEVEN HUNDRED ELEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY FOUR PESOS AND 03/100 (Php 711,444.03) Philippine Currency inclusive of interest and penalty charges and expenses of foreclosure the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on APRIL 11, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin HALL OF JUSTICE, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following properties to with: TCT NO. T-1377 “A parcel of land (Lot 14226, Case I, Cad. 473) situated in the sitio of Lumad, Barangay of Poblacion, Mun. of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, Island of Camiguin, bounded on the S., along line 1-2 by 129-B; on the West and North along lines 2-3-4, by lot 129-C, and on the E., along lines 4-5-1, by lot 130 all of Cad. 473, Mambajao, Camiguin, Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan, containing an area of Five Hundred Nine (509) square meters.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event that the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Mambajao, Camiguin this 14th day of February 2014.

R.A. 9048/10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Lala OFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Rule 7 R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELVIC RABAGO PARADERO has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ELVIC RABAGO PARADERO who was born on 24 MAY 1989 at Andil, Lala, Lanao del Norte whose parents are IRENEO B. PARADERO and JOSIE CORA E. RABAGO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days. (SGD) MARICHU M.SANCHEZ, MBA., MA. Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Mar. 27 & April 3, 2014

R.A. 9048/10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Lala OFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Rule 7 R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that RUBE C. FEROLINO has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RUBE CATAYTAY FEROLINO who was born on 30 SEPTEMBER 1981 at Lala, Lanao del Norte whose parents are BENJAMIN L. FEROLINO and ROWENA CATAYTAY. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 15 days.


(SGD) MARICHU M.SANCHEZ, MBA., MA. Municipal Civil Registrar

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communist rebels operating in Northern Mindanao. MGen. Visaya said: “The current situation of the CPP-NPA-NDF is likened to a car without a driver and without gasoline. These gains are proof that they are becoming weak and whenever they perceived that they are at the losing end, they will again manifest their intention to negotiate and return to the negotiating table.” “We will continue accepting those who would like to return to the folds of the law and be with their families. While for those who insist on staying in the mountains, we will let them rot there, like the dickens. It is now their choice whether they want to live happily with their families or die miserably and regrettably in the jungles. I have ordered our field units to continue their operations without let-up,” he added. MGen. Visaya further said the army will keep on informing the people, particularly their supporters, that they are “terrorists”, an organization that will destroy their dreams and aspirations. MGen. Visaya said big companies and professionals who are giving in to the demands of the NPAs should also stop providing aid to the CPP-NPA-NDF given the “terrorist” tag. He said under the spirit of Bayanihan the army will continue converging its efforts with all peace stakeholders, after all, he said, they are fighting a common enemy who hinders from bringing peace and development to this part of Mindanao. He claims that the arrest of the Tiamzons, CPP-NPA chairman and secretary general, has crippled the communist organization. Visaya claims that nobody is directing the armed group’s operation while their centralized-type logistical management is also paralyzed since the chairman’s wife, Wilma, used to allegedly manage it. Fourth ID spokesman Capt. Christian Uy said 72 NPA members have surrendered last March 28, and hinted that some more of their comrades here in Northern Mindanao are currently establishing lines of communication for their safe passage and eventual surrender.

The Army’s “Diamond” Division’s intensified “Bayanihan” operations have resulted in a series of successful encounters all over its area of responsibility, Capt. Uy said. On March 3, 2014, at 1:10 in the afternoon troops from 8IB encountered with members of the communist rebels’ armed wing, NPA, at Barangay Basak, Lantapan, Bukidnon. This clash resulted in the death of one rebel and the recovery of one AK-47 assault rifle. Soldiers from the army’s 26IB also fought 10 communist rebels at Sitio Nakadayas, Barangay Mahagsay, San Luis, Agusan del Sur, on March 19, 2014, at around 11:55 am, and which resulted in killing of three rebels. On March 25, 2014, at around 5:40 am, soldiers from the Army’s 401st “Unity” Brigade encountered 10 insurgents at the vicinity of Placa Complex, Sitio Togopon, Barangay Hinapuyan, Carmen, Surigao del Sur. The rebels scampered towards different directions, leaving behind their two of their fatalities and two AK-47 rifles. Two more encounters took place at Purok 5, Barangay Mabuhay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, on March 27 and 28, where troops clashed with NPA members of Guerilla Front 19A of North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee. Both incidents resulted to the troops recovering of the following items: one AK-47, one M-16 rifle. The communist rebels also left two of their dead comrades behind, Capt. Uy said. On March 28, 2014, at around 7:15 am, a squad of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) Active Auxiliary encountered against a group of NPA members, at Barangay Pong-on, San Agustin, Surigao del Sur, which resulted in the recovery of one cellphone and some food stuffs. Capt. Uy credit the government troops successful operation against the rebels with the correct information disclosed by the local populace in these locations. Uy said the civilians claimed that they were being abused by the rebels through extortion and forced collection of foodstuff, and soldiers are conducting simultaneous combat operations in response to the complaints of the victims.


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Dismissal of complaint against killers of 8 year old boy “deliberate”



AVAO CITY – Days before marking the 1st year death anniversary of her son, the mother of an 8-year old boy killed in a strafing incident involving state forces said that the dismissal of their case by government prosecutors was “deliberate.” Evelyn Antivo, mother of Roque Antivo who was killed last year during a military operation, accompanied human rights groups in protesting the Provincial Prosecutor’s office in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Monday. The group slammed what they called as “deliberate dismissal” of complaints so that the military can evade the bars of justice. The 71st Infantry Battalion Army troops encountered Roque, his brother Earl Jhun, 12 and uncle Jefrey Hernan, 13 in Crossing Kidaraan, Barangay Anitapan, Mabini, Compostela Valley on April 3, last year. Roque died from several gunshot wounds while the two boys were wounded. Evelyn Antivo said that their sets of evidence “are

strong enough for the filing of case in court” and that the fiscal’s dismissal “clearly shows that the justice system in the Philippines does not favor the poor victims especially if the perpetrators are the military or representatives of the state.” The complaint was dismissed by Provincial Prosecutor Graciano Arafol, Jr. in a resolution dated September 17, 2013, which said “the fact of killing the victim by the respondents herein is not sufficiently established.” The family and their lawyers filed a motion for reconsideration last October before the Provincial Prosecutor’s office accompanied by three more witnesses who executed their joint-affidavits. The Army had since

denied the allegations and claimed that Roque was killed in an “encounter” between them and a unit of the New People’s Army. For Rius Valle, advocacy officer of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center–Southern Mindanao Regional Office (CRC-SMRO), the case of Antivo is “clearly, an obstruction of justice.” Valle likened Antivo’s case with that of Grecil Buya. Buya, said Valle, was a nine-year old Grade two pupil who “was brutally killed” in 2007 by the 28th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Barangay Kahayag, New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province. To “avoid accountability for her death” the army “branded” Buya as an “NPA (New People’s Army) child soldier” brandishing an M16 soldier when she was

killed by the Army during its military operation, according to Valle. Valle said that Provincial Prosecutor Graciano Arafol “was the same prosecutor who dropped Grecil’s case.” “If this is only what our justice system is capable of doing, then, our children are living in the most dangerous place we could ever imagine,” said Valle. Valle said that upon their follow-up of Roque’s case Monday, the Provincial Prosecution Office said they already transmitted their response to the family’s lawyer. No communication has been received by the lawyer, according to the Antivos. Antivo said that they are pursuing the case not only to obtain justice for Roque but for other children victims of militarization, as well. (davaotoday).




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Loboc Children’s Choir Musical & Theatre Director Lutgardo L. Labad is confered the Fr. Francisco Demetrio SJ award by XU Pres Fr Bobby Yap

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Philippine culture and arts, especially in the field of music, theater and film, but most of all for revitalizing communities through the arts, Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan conferred the Fr Francisco Demetrio SJ Award on Lutgardo L Labad during the Convocation for the University’s 75th Commencement Exercises 2014 held 27 March 2014 at the XU gymnasium. “From the very start, I really felt music would be my calling and would be a big part of my life,” says Lutgardo Labad, who credits his parents for paving the way to a highly creative life in music, theater and film. A native of Baclayon, Bohol, and belonging to a musically inclined family, he is currently Head of the National Committee on Dramatic Arts of the National Commission for Culture and Arts (NCCA). He is also a member of various local and international cultural organizations such as the UNESCO International Theatre Institute and the Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage Council. “Gardy” has composed the theatre score for productions commissioned by the NCCA and produced by the Philippine Educational Theatre Association (PETA). He has composed and music-directed about 85 movies from 1974 till 2010 for various movie companies and film directors, among them award-winning Lino Brocka. He has had numerous experiences as Theatre, Artistic, and Staging Director of various cultural productions spearheaded by local and international organizations and governments, among them the TUBOD European Concert of the Loboc Children’s Choir and the “Panata sa Kalayaan” PETA/ USA/ Canadian/European Theatre Tour. Xavier University, in fact, was fortunate to have him as Director of “Pulong sa Kahayag” and Workshop Director of Exploratory Workshops through the Integrated Arts Approach in 1973, under the

auspices of the Xavier University Folkloric Studies led by Fr Francisco R. Demetrio SJ. “Gardy” has given workshops and lectures to schools nationally and abroad under the PETA Training program. He led the PETA faculty in developing the PETA curricula for people’s theatre. A dedicated advocate for the preservation of Philippine culture and the arts, he has been to various national and international conferences to present papers on such topics as the “Filipino Traditional Theatre” and “Asian and Bohol Creative Industries.” Founder of the Bohol Cultural Collectives Network and co-founder of the LIHOK BISAYA Cultural Network in seven provinces, he is festival director, cultural organizer, exhibit curator, and author, among others. Labad’s art has touched real people beyond the stage. From 1969-1994, he was engaged in various community works as PETA artist-teacher in different depressed areas in the country, developing cultural programs among OFWs in other countries as well. From 2004-2007, he was part of the UNESCO-UNDPNCCA program on arts for poverty alleviation across the country. From 2008 until today, he helped establish art programs that raised the quality of life in Bohol, touching on issues such as environmental protection, cultural revitalization, and economic equity. For all these, he has deservedly garnered numerous awards such as the FAMAS, Metro Manila Filmfest, Golden Screen, Manunuri Urian and Film Academy of the Philippines Awards for Best Film Score for several films. Included in this long list are honors awarded by UNESCO, CCP, Aliw Awards, and Galing Pook. Beyond his contributions to the field of music, theater and film, “Gardy” is a stalwart supporter of community organization through the arts, a true Filipino artist whose work has preserved, enriched and cultivated our Philippine cultural identity.


n celebration of Teresita “Aunty Terry” Sajonia’s laudable virtues, Blend 45 Kapeng Pinoy, through its Gising Pinoy campaign awarded her during a ceremony held at Hong Kong Kitchen, Robinsons Place Iloilo last March 19, 2014. Blend 45 turned over P25,000.00 worth of URC products and P25,000.00 worth of Robinsons gift certificates to Aunty Terry. “We salute Aunty Terry for exemplifying true Filipino values” says Edwin Totanes, URC VP & Market-

ing Group Head. With the tagline “Ginigising ang masarap at mabuti sa Pinoy”, Blend 45’s Gising Pinoy Campaign aims to awaken and recognize the innate goodness in every Filipino. It highlights the positive values that everyday Filipinos exhibit. “She reflects passion, determination and great sense of being Maalaga,” he adds. Aunty Terry worked for the Chen family in Singapore during the early 1990s. Her distinct care inspired Ilo Ilo, a film directed by Anthony Chen –one of the boys she took care of in

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Singapore. The heartfelt masterpiece not only garnered recognition all over the world, but also won the Caméra d’Or in the recently concluded Cannes Film Festival 2013. Blend 45 is the first locally-manufactured coffee brand in the Philippines. It continues to provide Filipinos with quality coffee at an affordable price, especially through its Kapeng Pinoy line (Blend 45 Puti, Pula and Barako) which contains unique Pinoy ingredients/flavors suited for the Filipino taste palate.

SUDOKU How to play the game? Fill in completely every rows, columns and diagonals of each puzzle without repitition

of the same digit.

CROSSWORD puzzle across 1. Private teacher 5. Scorch 8. Units 9. Simpleton 11. _Tin Tin 12. Triumph 14. Therefore 15. Cipher 16. Quickened gallop 17. Beginning 19. Little one (suffix) 20. Quarantine 22. Fasting period 24. operandi 27. Crescent 28. Uniform 30. Preposition 31. Russian government 33. Beak

34. Showy flower 35. Rank and_ 36. TV host Pimentel 37. Document DOWN 1. Human trunk 2. Confederation 3. Five and five 4. Osmium symbol 5. Nata de_ 6. Peppery 7. Terminated prematurely 9. Tax agency (abbr.) 10. Unit of force 12. Interdiction 13. Groove 15. Gusto 18. Wholehearted 19. British school

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election that leads to corruption. When candidates are made to spend millions or even up to billions of pesos to become a public servant, the nation will surely end up electing not servants but masters to public offices. This is what is actually happening now that the elections body seems not to be worried about. An expensive electoral process will limit the election between moneyed people only to the exclusion of deserving politicians who unfortunately don’t have a large political war chest. Such a process will only leave the winning politicians with no other recourse but recoup their expenses and ensure they have the money to use for their reelection or the election of their anointed successors. Let us not fool ourselves into thinking that the money spent in elections and the money to be spent for reelection can be had without being corrupt. This dynamics of our electoral process is the root cause of corruption. But Comelec is not bothered by this whatsoever thus making that body an accomplice, complicit in corrupting our political system. Until now I don’t even think that Comelec recognizes or even understands its role as the country’s poll body. I don’t seem to see the Comelec realizing that making the elections clean, honest, peaceful and orderly can only be achieved if that process becomes inexpensive thus enabling more candidates to participate. In fact, it is only by having more candidates coming from varying economic statuses that the multi-party system can become a reality. Personally, I don’t think the Comelec knows this. Until Comelec gets to understand its role, the P10 to P15 billion that Duterte says one had to spend to become president will never be reduced but instead will continue to increase in future elections. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbacon@ Read me also at

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the NBI and the Police should work together to gather all the plunderers in the public service and thrown to jail. I can predict the country will move onward and become richer and more stable in the coming years. I hope public funds should be guarded better now to make it sure it will not be stolen by some of our politicians. Plunderers should not be forgiven, they should rot in jail because they are the true enemies of the state. They are the real thieves disguised in barong tagalog while holding office. Filipinos in the United States of America have expressed

joy and satisfaction over the news of the plunder suspects. They are glad soon crimes against public funds will be solved. I am one guy who had been sad about the massive thieveries of public funds. And now I jumped with joy to learn about the news of the plunderers. I hope the general public should be more careful now in electing people for public offices. We need honest and capable leaders. Many of you have favored celebrities thus throwing to the lakes the better candidates that we could have elected. (

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In fact, JR Borja Hospital is having its newly refurbished 3rd floor’s blessing and inauguration today, courtesy of the City Government, which provided the budget for the hospital, the supervisory management by the Northern Mindanao Medical Center, plus donations from friends and through charities. “We have, finally, utilized the 3rd floor of the fourstorey building to decongest the 2nd floor by transferring the Pediatrics and the Internal Medicine Wards to the 3rd floor, leaving behind the Obstretics’ (ward) and the medical department on the 2nd floor,” Dr. Evelyn Perez, chief of hospital, said. Aside from the Pediatrics and Internal Medicine Wards, the 3rd floor also provides space for patients belonging to senior citizens and those employed with the city government, who are in need medical attention, Dr. Ramon Nery, executive officer of JR Borja Hospital, said. With an additional 58 beds in the 3rd floor, JR Borja is currently a 120-bed hospital under the Secondary, Level 1 category. “Today, JR Borja Hospital is far better in terms of medical staff. We have 30 medical personnel, including three surgeons and three obstetricians,” Dr. Perez said. Dr. Nery said the hospital improvement must be credited to Mayor Oscar Moreno and the city government for taking into consideration the needs of its patients, who are mostly indigent. With an occupants’ rate of more than 100 percent, Dr. Nery said the hospital aims to level up by the end of next year, with additional infrastructure and equipment to it. Another building adjacent to JR Borja Hospital will be completed in July, courtesy of the Department of Health’s undertaking, dubbed as Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP). When completed, HFEP’s edifice will provide the Emergency Room on the first floor, along with X-ray room, and space provision for laboratory, ultra-sound and CT Scan. The 2nd floor will be utilized for additional

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wards. Dr. Nery said along with the improvement provided at the JR Borja Hospital, the city government is also looking into the welfare of the urban health centers, particularly in the provision for maternal health care and services.

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communist rebels in the region have also diminished after the arrest of the top CPP-NPA leaders. “So far the military recorded only four minimal armed encounters with the communist rebels in Northern Mindanao from March 22 until April,” Uy said. He said the encounters left 4 dead on the rebel side, the recovery of 4 high powered firearms, mobile phone and foodstuffs in the encounter sites. Uy said that the separate encounters took place in the hinterlands of Surigao Del Sur and Agusan Del Sur from March 25, 2014 to March 28, 2014. A report from Cris Diaz of Mindanao Daily News

Davao’s health centers receive P80m from DOH DAVAO City––Fourteen of the city’s sixteen district health centers will get P80-million worth of upgrades to improve their primary health care packages courtesy of the Department of Health. Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, chair of the city council’s committee on health, said that the upgrades will be completed this year. The grant from DOH, she said, would cover for the expansion of buildings as well as the purchase of equipment, such as the districts’ birthing facilities. Once finished, the upgrades would allow the district centers to be accredited by the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in providing primary health packages, especially for maternal health care and other outpatient services. But Villafuerte said the committee would be preparing the documents to get PhilHealth accreditation even before the improvements are finished. “This means that patients from the barangays don’t have to avail of the city’s Lingap program at the Southern Philippines Medical Center to get health care,” she said. Villafuerte said the PhilHealth accreditation would also help the city’s district centers generate income, with more patients accessing their services instead of going to the SPMC. Those who would benefit are PhilHealth accredited patients as well as those identified by the DOH’s Pangkalahatang Kalusugan (Universal Healthcare) program. The upgrades in the district health centers would be a small but significant step to help those who are in need of primary health care, Villafuerte said. The DOH program would rely on data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on

ERRATUM In connection with the PUBLICATION NOTICE published on March 14, & 21, 2014 the correct last name of the petitioner should be Duran not Durban as publish. Our Apology Notice Notice is hereby given that the estate of the spouses Agelio E. Lim and Bonifacia P. Chaves located at Catuhogan Hubangon, Tupsan Pequeño. San Jose and San Roque, all of Mahinog Camiguin; Subucan, Cuña, Bonbon, and Alangilan, all of Sagay, Camiguin, have been extrajudicially settled among heirs as per Doc. No. 2535; Page No. 99, Book No. X111: Series of 2014 before Ex-Officio Notary Public Judge Emmanuel W. Paderanga. MDN: March 20, 27 & Apr. 3, 2014

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE, who died on December 20, 1990 and November 12, 1995, both in Liguayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental respectively; left a certain real property registered in the name of ABRAHAM GALANGQUE, which is situated in Benigwayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental and more particularly described as follows; TAX DECLARATION NO. 08-17-0003-01802; Registered owner: ABRAHAM GALANGQUE; Location of Property: Benigwayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; Cadastral Lot No. Identical to Lot No. 37808, Cad-237; Area: 33,982 square meters; is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE, made and entered into by and among; 1. LEONIE P. GALANGQUE, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; 2. RODENIO P. GALANGQUE, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City; are the legitimate children and sole/compulsory/ surviving heirs. The parties agree that this property shall belong to LEONIE P. GALANGQUE. As per Doc. No. 483; Page No. 97; Book No. 134; Series of 2009; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: MAR. 20, 27 & APR. 3, 2014

identifying the beneficiaries. According to DSWD’s Margie Cabido, planning and monitoring officer, the city has 19,877 households who have been identified as beneficiaries of the program as of March 7.

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased ROBERTO SORIA TALENTO, who died January 13, 1994 in Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, Tiano Nacalaban St., Cagayan de Oro City. At the time of his death, left a Parcel of land situated in the Barrio of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao and more particularly described as follows; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-54567 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 5, Block 13, Pcs-10-000599), being a consolidation & Subdivision of Lots 22031-C & 4382-A, Psd-10-010426), situated in the Barrio of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (113) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered by and between; ROSALINDA TALENTO ONDIN, ROMEO SORIA TALENTO, JOSEFINA TALENTO REDONDO, JULIETA TALENTO HUTAMARES, MARY ANN TALENTO ANG, IMELDA TALENTO FERNANDEZ, SUSAN TALENTO CAMINGAWAN, all of legal age, Filipino citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City AND LYDIA SORIA TALENTO AND LILIAN SORIA TALENTO, both of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS/VENDORS/SELLERS; AND MARLON TABOCLAON FERNANDEZ, likewise of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to IMELDA TALENTO FERNANDEZ, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the BUYER/VENDEE; that the above-named parties, are all of legal age, are the legitimate children and sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 375,000.00) Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S the VONDER/S hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY the above described parcel of land, a PORTION ON ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (113) SQUARE METERS, more or less. As per Doc. No.___; Page No. ___; Book No.___; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO. MDN: MAR. 20, 27 & APR. 3, 2014

Marilog district has the highest number of beneficiaries at 1,442. (MindaNews)

The K to 12 Curriculum will produce holistically developed learners with 21st century skills The K to 12 curriculum is designed to develop a learner who possess a healthy mind and body; has a solid moral and spiritual grounding; has essential knowledge and skills for lifelong learning and self-actualization; engages in critical thinking and creative problem solving; contributes to the development of a progressive, just, and humane society; is proud to be a Filipino; and appreciates the beauty around him/her and cares for the environment for a sustainable future. The K


to 12 curriculum will be EPS-Mathematics seamless and continuous, around him/her and cares for the environment for a sustainable future. The K to 12 curriculum will be seamless and continuous, decongested and enriched, research-based and learnercentered. It will also put an emphasis on the role of co-curricular activities and community involvement in maximizing learning. • Kindergarten will be integrated into the basic education system, which is a bold step toward making all Grade 1 students a

reader. • Senior High School will be an alignment with the 2Tr century skills and college readiness standards of CHED. The curriculum will focus on the core subjects, namely, Math, Science and English with electives that are sensitive and responsive to the learners’ interest and local industry needs. • Graduates will be accredited in their areas of specializations which include Academics, Technical-Vocational and Sports and Arts.

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Strict Special Gospel of the day: Matthew12:1-8(April 3, 2014-Thursday) Matthew 12:1-8- but he said unto them, have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, and they that were with him; How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the Sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the Sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, that in this place is [one] greater than the temple: This gospel is focusing of what we called in “every law there is an exception.”We can notice that Pharisees are very strict to their laws and not considering the situations of the hungry apostles. This is also like us many times since “we are blind to the needs and necessities of others.” In Mark 8:18-having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember? Take note, Pharisees are self centered because they never consider the situations of Jesus followers. This is reality, human is more “strict” than our Almighty God. In Ephesians 5:5-for this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Are you greedy like the Pharisees? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

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Oil palm poised as next mainstay crop in DavOr


AVAO Oriental - After intensive studies on what possible industries to engage in and crops to grow in the typhoon devastated east coast towns, the Provincial Government of Davao Oriental together with industry experts conducted a consultation and orientation on the oil palm industry development poised to be the next mainstay industry in the province . Dr. Pablito P. Pamplona, an expert on oil palm production and the newly-appointed head secretary of the Provincial Oil Palm Development Council told farmers how lucrative the oil palm industry is in comparison to other agri-based industries. He explained that farmers could already start to get yield within two and a half years with harvests as frequent as every 15 days, unlike coconut crop, which takes six years to grow and even has an erratic price in the world market, thus, making it an unstable crop. In addition, said Dr. Pamplona, oil palm has a yield potential of over 60 tons of fresh fruit bunch per hectare. “And with the application of ‘high-yielding’

technologies, farmers could earn a much higher income than with most other crops,” he said while further suggesting intercropping strategies for the first few years to boost their income.

AG U M I L P h i l i p p i n e s , who will invest on oil palm production in the province, says Davao Oriental would only have to comply initially with the minimum requirement of 4,000

hectares for oil palm so that they could set up a processing plant. Me a nw h i l e , d u r i n g t h e orientation, financing schemes were also presented to farmers by lending institutions, who are

offering financing assistance to farmers or farmer organizations in the form of loans with very low interest rates and with a five-year grace period. With all agriculture crops l e f t i n s h amb l e s af t e r t h e unpre ce dente d de vast at ion brought about by typhoon Pablo, Governor Corazon N. Malanyaon hopes to push through the project as it apparently shows very high success rate. Considering Davao Oriental as one of the areas with high suitability to oil palm production, the Provincial Government believes that this could be the province’s answer in achieving a progressive economy and development in rural communities. Governor Malanyaon said that she envisions the Oil Palm Industry Development Program as a catalyst for development that would benefit people even beyond her term as governor. She further urged the farmers to seize the opportunity and to do their fair share of efforts in order to help themselves bounce back from the devastation typhoon Pablo has caused. (Karen Lou Deloso, PIO)

Mindanao Daily Northmin (April 3, 2014)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (April 3, 2014)

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