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CAGAYAN de Oro City--The country’s cooperative sector is emerging out of the footnotes of Philippine economic development as it formally offers to Malacanang its bid to acquire, operate and manage the Agus-Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant. See FULL STORY, page A3

PNP-HP6 turns to Facebook to notify owners of stolen cars

DAVAO City--Philippine National Highway Patrol director Senior Superintendent Arnold D. Gunnacao recently announced that owners of stolen vehicles may verify recovered stolen vehicles through the PNPHPG Facebook nationwide,

specifically by going to the HPG FACEBOOK PAGE: HPG Recovered and Impounded Motor Vehicles. The move to use social media is conceptualized under the leadership of Police Senior See stolen, page A11

MisOr CareS serves the ‘poorest of the poor’ By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

MISAMIS Oriental––The MisOr CareS, an innovative health care program, has served 358, 970 people a year after its adoption,

Provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said on Tuesday. “MisOr CareS” stands for Misamis Oriental Care System, a point of care health services, in lieu of See poor, page A11

Liceo de Cagayan University College of Arts and Sciences dean Dr. Fe S. Tolibas with Dr. Teresita T. Tumapon presented Ambassador Neil Reeder with a plaque of appreciation in the culminating minutes of the talk on CanadaPhilippines: 65 years of Dynamic Bilateral Relations, July 6. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

SPI’s program frees Misor’s poor villages from darkness; gives them brighter future By BONG D. FABE Contributing Editor

candle which strong winds easily blew out. During Christmas, the celebration and festivities were considered “tame” because of the absence of twinkling multi-colored lights. Only the intermittent light from kerosene lamps sparsely lighting homes. But these all changed on December 2014, thanks to the Fostering Rural Electrification and Energization (FREE) Program of energyfirm STEAG State Power, Inc. (SPI). With electricity also comes devel“For the first time in my opment. Nanay Emilia and her husband posed at their life, we were able

FOR residents in Sitio Kirahon in Barangay San Martin in the municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental province, living without electricity means living half their lives in the dark. And all activities literally grind to a halt once darkness falls since people relied only on the light from kerosene lamps. But even this necessity was considered a luxury because they would rather spend their hard-earned money on more important small sari-sari (variety) store in Sitio Kirahon, San Martin, things than on kerosene or Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bong D. Fabe

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DTI-Misamis Occidental launches Nego Centers in Ozamiz, Oroquieta

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AGAYAN de Oro City -- The provincial office of the Department of Trade and Industry in Misamis Occidental launched two Negosyo Centers (NCs) in the Cities of Ozamiz and Oroquieta, recently. The Ozamiz City Negosyo Center is being housed at the Business Assistance Center Building of the

Ozamiz City Chamber of Commerce and Industry situated within the City Hall compound.

Republic of the Philippines SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Region 10 Oroquieta City City of Good Life

(05 Ord: Land reclassification 410 )

ORDINANCE NO. 608-2015 AN ORDINANCE DECLARING AND ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. 111-2003, “THE REVISED ZONING ORDINANCE OF OROQUIETA CITY” AS A LAND RECLASSIFICATION ORDINANCE PER APPLICATION OF THE LANDOWNER FOR LAND RECLASSIFICATION. XXX Section 6 Reclassification Application Fee. That an amount of P1.00 per square meter shall be collected as Reclassification Application Fee, and, shall be paid at the Office of the City Treasurer upon filing of the application for reclassification. XXX APPROVED: May 21, 2015 CERTIFIED CORRECT: CONCEPCION N. MAISLING ATTESTED: Secretary to the Sanggunian /mls HARRY J. GUANTERO City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer APPROVED: JASON P. ALMONTE City Mayor MDN: June 24, Jul 1 & 8, 2015

Advisory, Business Information and Advocacy, and Monitoring and Evaluation. Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. led Bag-ong Ozamiznons political architects and potential businessmen in gracing the occasion. They were joined by Paul Aguaviva, who represented 2nd District Representative Henry S. Oaminal, members of the city council, city officials, the Provincial SMED Council, the Ozamiz City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Ozamiz City Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, national line agencies, the academe, members of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and several MSMEs. Mayor Parojinog ex(L-R) Filipino-Chinese Champressed confidence that the ber President Mr. Pershing Tan-Queto, Sapang Dalaga Negosyo Center will succeed Mayor Manuel Animas, May- in its purpose to the MSMEs or Aldong Parojinog, Sr., and in helping prepare his Vice-Mayor Nova Parojinog- constituents, the Bag-ong Echavez, PSMED Chair Ms. Ozamisnons, who are poElvie D. Tan, DTI Consultant tential and existing entreMs. Joan Cybil Yao and Team Bam Aquino Political Officer preneurs to be competitive in the emerging economic Mr. Benjamin I. Navea sophistication with the aim PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) to become the commercial and government center of Republic of the Philippines Misamis Occidental. LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL He thanked the DTI for

The Oroqueta City Negosyo Center is located adjacent to the DTI Provincial Office itself. The dual launching is first in the Province of Misamis Occidental and second in Region 10 after Misamis Oriental and 55th in the country. The establishment of Negosyo Centers in all

provinces, cities and municipalities nationwide is anchored on the provisions of RA 10644, an “Act Promoting Job Generation and Inclusive Growth Through the Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,” also known as the “Go Negosyo Act,” authored by Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino. The Negosyo Center will be responsible for promoting ease of doing business and facilitating access to services for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) within its jurisdiction. It will particularly provide services, such as Business Registration, Business

Cagayan de Oro City

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that DIONY JONI NERI TORRALBA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of DIONY JONI NERI TORRALBA who was born on August 23, 1989 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are DIONISIO JR. TITO TORRALBA and MYLYN BLANCO NERI. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 9, 2015.

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partnering with the local government of Ozamiz to help boost its economy, attract more investors, provide employment to the people and contribute to the inclusive growth of the nation. Parojinog said: “We should be thankful to the author of the Go Negosyo Act, Senator Bam Aquino, for his care to the micro, small and medium enterprises across the country.” As a gesture of continuing support, he said, the LGU will build a “Training Room” to form part of the Negosyo Center. In Oroqueta City, Mayor Jason Almonte stressed that his administration fully supports the programs of the DTI, especially in the implementation of the Go Negosyo Act. He looked forward to having new investment facilitation activities in the city with the “attractive presence” of the Negosyo Center. Almonte also expressed his thanks to the DTI family, to the efforts of Senator Aquino, the support of the city council and to the partners and stakeholders DTI | page A6


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n Over 5,000 cooperative members gather today in Cagayan de Oro to witness the 1MIECOOP formally offering to Malacanang its bid to operate, manage and rehabilitate Agus-Pulangi hydro power plants CAGAYAN de Oro City-The country’s cooperative sector is emerging out of the footnotes of Philippine economic development as it formally offers to Malacanang its bid to acquire, operate and manage the Agus-Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plant. In yet another show of force, more than 5,000 cooperative members from all over the country will converge at the Atrium of the Lim Ket Kai Center today to formally offer to Malacanang their bid to operate and manage the Agus-Pulangi Hydro Electric Power Plants (HEPP) which has the capacity of supplying half of Mindanao’s power needs. 1Mindanao Energy Cooperative (1MIECOOP) federation chairman Glicerio Tan said that the cooperatives’ bid to “acquire, operate and manage the privatization-bound Agus Pulangi hydropower complex is not as a capitalist representing a financial interest, but as consumer-owners who continue to should all the cost electricity.” He said the alternative being offered by 1MIECOOP is a better alternative to giving the Agus-Pulangi HEPP to private corporations who are blamed for exorbitant power rates in the country. If realized, the acquisition of the Agus-Pulangi will be in accordance with cooperatives’ mandate of promoting the equitable distribution of wealth, primarily to the electricity consumers of Mindanao and serve as a socioeconomic model that would spur inclusive growth and development in Mindanao and will give real life to the meaning of transformative cooperative development. Cooperative Development Authority Chairman Orlando R. Ravanera, Cagayanon who was appointed to head CDA for the next six years last March has crafted a roadmap for cooperatives to fulfil the social contract of President Aquino with the Filipino people (as manifested by E.O. 43, series of 2011). The President’s social contract focuses on government to

address (1) Transparent, accountable, and participatory governance; (2) Poverty reduction and empowerment of the poor and the vulnerable; (3). Rapid, inclusive, and sustained economic growth; (4) Just and lasting peace and the rule of law; 5. Integrity of the environment & climate change adaptation and mitigation. Ravanera also said that the 1MIECOOP’s bid to acquire, operate, manage the Agus-Pulangi is a manifestation of the development path of the country’s cooperative movement. President Benigno Simeon Aquino III expressed his appreciation to the cooperatives' efforts saying he is grateful for the cooperatives “solidarity in his agenda of change.” He referred the bid of the cooperatives to the Department of Energy. His p ar t y mate and former energy secretary Jericho Petilla along with Dept. of Energy Officer-inCharge Zenaida Monsada are attending today's event to accept the bid of the 1MIECOOP.. Ravanera, along with Petilla and Monsada will ceremonially turnover to the 1MIECOOP’s certificate of registration as a cooperative federation from the CDA. 1MIECOOP will raise the needed capital to operate and manage the AgusPulangi HEPP. To address the capital requirements to acquire the operations and management agreement of the Agus Pulangi, the 1MIECOOP will raise capital by collecting P100 a month for one year from cooperative members of cooperatives who have joined the 1MIECOOP – a cooperative federation. With around 3 million members, 1MIECOOP projects to raise P3.6 billion in one year. 1MIECOOP can even raise the stake higher with billionaire cooperative throughout the country shelling out bigger capital contribution. While acknowledging the opposition to the privatization of the Agus Pulangi hydro facilities as provided by the Energy and Power Industry Reform Act (Epira), Pete Ilagan, president of

the National Association of Electricity Consumers for Reform (Nasecore) said the cooperative option is a better option. “Lamentably though, privatization has also unrea-

sonably increased the cost of basic services beyond consumer affordability, allowing the accumulation of enormous private profits,” Ilagan admits. “But there is a better way

to privatization: cooperativization. Yes, the cooperative way, meaning, cooperatives bidding for government assets and undertaking public infrastructure projects,” Ilagan argues.

The 1MIECOOP in a position paper said, giving them the operation and management of the AgusPulangi HEPP would “put consumers’ interest above See POWER, page A8


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It’s significance Another feather is added on the cap of the Aquino administration with the elevation of the country’s credit rating to BBB+ by the Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd. Why this is considered a feather on the cap of the Aquino administration? This is an affirmation by a major international debt watcher of the stability of the country’s economy. To the international creditors, the Philippine economy is sound and stable hence this upgrade in our credit standing. A country’s credit standing serves as that country’s barometer whether it can have access to credit lines of international creditors for its programs and projects or for local entrepreneurs needing funds for their businesses needing sovereign guaranty. With a high credit rating, the Philippines can now negotiate for loans with lower interests for both public and private use. This is not the first time the Philippines got an upgrade since Aquino assumed office in 2010. This recent upgrade, which is the highest so far granted

to our country, only proves that under Aquino’s watch creditors take us as capable of paying our obligations because the economy is robust. Of course, many, especially those who belong to the opposite side of the political fence, will not readily accept or agree to this. For sure, they will say this will just encourage the Aquino administration to plunge the country into deeper debt. And besides, this credit upgrade will not directly benefit the suffering mass of our people. There is truth to the fear and the accusation. What can’t be denied, however, in light of this newest credit upgrade is the fact that this is proof at how the economy has stabilized in the last five years of the Aquino administration. Local entrepreneurs can now seek foreign loans with sovereign guaranty to expand their businesses or fund public-private partnership projects of the government at lower interest rates compared before. This is the benefit that we can derive out of this upgrade. With their access now

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“People leave managers, not companies.” “The talented employee may join a company because of its charisruel pelone CRIS DIAZ Managing Editor Executive Editor matic leaders, its generous benefits, and its world-class CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING training programs, but how Associate Contributing Editor long that employee stays and MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda how productive he is while Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor he is there is determined by his relationship with his GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit immediate supervisor.” Motoring Editor Photo Journalist Marcus Buckingham, First, felix santillan ROEL CATOTO Break All the Rules: What the EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao World’s Greatest Managers Layout Artists Do Differently PAT SAMONTE Now if only all bosses irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN read and internalized these Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga principles, we’d all be better JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG for it. Unfortunately, we’ve Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao all worked for bosses we Regional Editors-Northmin wish ill of. You know, those AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA bosses from hell who come Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant in all shapes and sizes. More often than not, they get the ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI better of us. NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE A bad boss is more than CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY just a problem to complain Legal Counsel about. They hold a certain --------------------------------------------------------------amount of power over us— bureau and mktg staff they can hurt our career by candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 failing to provide us with MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 the necessary feedback and GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 support we need to do a North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 good job or a by giving us VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON an unwarranted negative MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 performance appraisal. Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 While some of us have tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 bobby mag usara-tangub city the option to leave and OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 move on, not all of us may ALLAN M. MEDIANTE Editor-in-Chief

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for foreign loans, local business entrepreneurs can now expand their operations the result of which is a healthier economy and jobs for the jobless. The simple arithmetic to explain this newest feather on the Aquino administration’s cap is that Aquino is successful in husbanding the country’s economy to reach a level never reached in the past especially during the last administration of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. But victories like this should be harnessed so that its benefits would trickle down to everyone not just big business. To achieve this, the benefits of any economic victory such as

this, should be equitably distributed. An economic regime where only 41 to 50 families enjoy the country’s economic growth tells a lot about the iniquity of that regime. I think it is high time now that the government truly work for the leveling off of the playing field. Wealth accumulation by just a few, in our case, by about 50 families only, should be tempered. When there are only about 50 families controlling 80 percent of the wealth of the nation, that situation speaks volumes about the lopsidedness of the economic structure of the country. Wealth accumulation to a point where one no longer has any barn where he could store his wealth, to borrow the biblical parable of the rich fool, is a form of evil that should be condemned. The enjoyment by 50 families of 80 percent of the nation’s wealth tells us nothing but that the remaining 20 percent of the nation’s wealth is being enjoyed by 99 percent of the country’s population. If this is not a lopsided economic order,

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be as fortunate. Allow me to share with you some tips on managing difficult bosses, lessons I’ve learned the hard way. First, it’s really important to choose how you will respond to the situation you are facing. Never let someone else’s awful, unprofessional behavior push you into behaving the same way. Don’t feel entitled to behave badly just because you have an awful boss. It is likely to backfire on you and aggravate the situation. Don’t be passive aggressive either, it just creates friction and develops a wellspring of negativity between the two of you. Second, identify your boss’ motivation. The more

you understand why he does what he does, the better you will be in delivering what he wants the way he wants it. It’s important to see things from their vantage point—what drives him, what does he care about? What worries him and stresses him? How does he measure success and failure? Identify his triggers and go with the grain. He might be anally punctual so be prepared to be in the office ahead of him. It’s important to speak his language—to frame what you have to say in a way he will hear and understand. Listen to how he says things, the terms he usually employs and the context in which he uses them. Third, enable your boss to succeed. If he is incompetent, doing your job well will not completely mask his incompetence, it will only put you in his good graces and help build your reputation. For example, if your boss does not manage time during meetings well, do time checks to bring his awareness to it. Fourth, document everything whether they be

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directions or criticisms. Get things in writing and create a paper trail of everything he asks and the results that you deliver. If he gives verbal instructions, follow through with an email to check if you got everything and don’t forget to send an accomplishment report with a read receipt as further proof that he got your email. Fifth, pave the way for an open discussion of the situation. Be careful though because this is something that can backfire on you if you have a mean, vengeful boss. When you do decide it is in your best interests to do so, use “I-statements that are devoid of negative emotional content ‘I need your feedback about the project I’m handling and I need your support specifically with additional manpower.” Lastly, keep your options open. When work is keeping you up all night and stressing you out immeasurably, it’s time to seek better options elsewhere. Don’t get caught flat on your back without a safety net. Be prepared—your boss might not just be making See del rosario, page A11

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“People with understanding control their intense anger, turn to a safe outlet. Look anger; a hot temper shows great foolishness.” to physical activity when your emotions Proverbs 14:29 begin to bubble up inside. Not only do you do good for your body, afterwards Do you find yourself overwhelmed by you feel better, and you have the opporyour emotions of anger? When you tunity to get away from anger triggers. loosely let that anger out, sometimes it Later, you can return to a less spirited is not done appropriately and it can get conversation where your words can be the best of you. If you find yourself with measured much more carefully.


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Caraga Region’s adult obese more than 31% national prevalence rate B By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

UTUAN CITY – The problem of overweight and obesity (both coined as overweight) is highlighted this year owing to the increasing prevalence in the country, particularly in adults in Caraga Region with a prevalence rate of 35 percent which is higher than the national prevalence of 31.1 percent.

Nutrition Officer II Rowena Gomez of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) made the revelation during a media forum Monday at a local restaurant as the DOH-Caraga

and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) led the nationwide campaign of achieving normal weight through proper nutrition and physical activity. The theme for the 2015

Republic of the Philippines SHARI’A DISTRICT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Marawi City In the Matter of the Petition SPL. PROC. NO. 208-15 To Declare Petitioner’s Various For: Judicial Declaration of Maiden Names as Referring to One, Petitioner’s Maiden Names The Same and Identical Person, and as Referring to one and the The Surviving Spouse of the Decedent, Same Identical Person and BAMBI BANTOLINAN VDA DE DIANATON, Declare Petitioner as the Sole Surviving Spouse of Decedent Petitioner, Veteran. -versusThe Civil Registrar General, Herein rep. by the Marawi City Local Civil Registrar, Respondent. x-------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER The petitioner filed the instant verified petition to declare the different maiden names appearing in other documents as referring to one the same and identical person which must be BAMBI BANTOLINAN MAMINTA VDA de decedent MANGAGAO DIANATON in order to be entitled to apply for old age Pension, and finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is set for hearing on July 29, 2015 at 8:30 a.m., and anybody interested in the petition must show cause why the petition should not be granted. Petitioner must publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in Lanao del Sur once a week for three consecutive weeks. Furnish copies hereof unto the petitioner, counsel, respondents, and the OFFICE of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Marawi city, Philippines, June 11, 2015. (SGD.) RASAD S. LAGUINDAB Presiding Judge MDN: JUNE 24, JULY 1 & 8, 2015

Extrajudicial Settlement Notice is hereby given that the estate of the late LOLITA M. GOMEZ who died on December 12, 2006 , at Ulamian, Libungan, Cotabato, a savings account deposit with Metrobank Midsayap Branch under account number 334.3.334.05916.3 is the subject of the extrajudicial settlement of estate with deed of absolute sale before the notary public Alberto T. Eramis as per doc no. 445 ; page no. 89; Book No CCLXVII; Series of 2015. MDN: July 1, 8 & 15, 2015

Nutrition Month is “Timbang iwasto, sa tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo!” with the aim of increasing awareness on the importance of proper nutrition and physical activity, encouraging Filipinos to make positive decisions of healthy diet to prevent noncommunicative diseases and finally encouraging the community to enable an environment that averts overweight and obesity. Obese | page A6

GOOD NUTRITION AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR HEALTHY, LONGER LIFE. Nutrition Officer II Rowena Gomez (left photo) and Department of Health-Caraga Regional Director Jose Llacuna, Jr. (right photo) encourage the public to eat a variety of food everyday with a daily dose of vegetables, fruits, legumes and other fiber-rich foods and maintain increased physical activity to address overweight and obesity, during a media forum at Luciana Restaurant, Butuan City on July 6, 2015. photos by pat samonte

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City

CCE-0029-2015 R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

Date: June 30,2015

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Cirrcular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that WENIE DAMALI ANDI has filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of WENIE DAMALI ANDI who was born on November 27, 1994 at Ilian, Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Carlos Gimia Andi and Doria Batawan Damali. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2015. (Sgd.) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that HENRY PABINGUIT VILLANUEVA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JEANA” to “GINA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JEANA TIEMPO CASSION who was born on November 1, 1967 at Tuñgao, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are RUBEN PARAP CASSION and TEOFISTA MORAN TIEMPO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 20 July 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO, CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: July 1 & 8, 2015

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EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION AND SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late LEOMIN L. JAMIS, left a parcel of land particularly described as follows: A parcel of land covered under Original Certificate of Title No. E-4868, situated at Taparak, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental, containing an are 36,601 square meters, more or less. That for and in consideration of the sum of P200,000.00, receipt of which in full is hereby acknowledged, heirs of the late Leomin L. Jamis, do hereby sell, transfer, and convey unto and in favor of Eleod Haclad Jamis, and residing at District 3, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City, her heirs, successors, and assigns, and abovedescribed property together with all the improvements found therein, free from any and all liens and encumbrances, is the subject of Extra-Judicial Partition and Settlement of Estate with Sale, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Junald J. Rubino, per Doc. No. 39; Page No. 8, Book No. XIV, Series of 2014.

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12th Mindanao Culinary Festival to host biggest culinary match-up By Marlon Gayog

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AVAO CITY -- Davao Tourism Association (DATA) led by its Pres. Sally San Jose, owner of Chippens Restaurant and Catering Services, will conduct the region’s biggest culinary competition dubbed as the 12th Mindanao Culinary Festival.

The three-day event will kick-off on July 25, at SM Lanang Premier Atrium, as part of DATA’s project in 2015. San Jose said, “This MCF event will be in partnership with the Philippine Culinary Cup. (Les

Touques Blanches- LTS Phils.) Led by celebrity chef Jose Gamboa and will be staged simultaneously with the World Food Expo (WOFEX). The MCF event will certainly give a delightful experience to the culinary

industry, particularly in Mindanao, as it elevates the segment in the culinary competition and aligns with the standards and mechanics of the prestigious Philippine Culinary Cup, said San Jose. “This will definitely

provide more prestige to this culinary competition, as top celebrity chefs from Manila will grace the occasion and will come to judge the big event to happen in Davao City this half part of the year,” she added.

Public called on to commemorate July as National Disaster Consciousness Month DAVAO CITY -- The Office of Civil Defense- 11 reiterated its call for line government agencies of government and the residents to participate in the commemoration of July 2016 as the National Disaster Consciousness Month. Speaking at the 3rd QuarterFlag Raising Ceremony at the People’s Park, Rebecca Lopez, acting regional director of the

OCD 11 said the commemoration is in line with the Executive Order No. 137 issued in August 1999 declaring every July of the year as the month for disaster consciousness. She said this year’s theme is “Pamilya at Pamayanang Handa, Katuwang sa Pag-unlad ng Bansa” where the role of every family is given emphasis.

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that RUEL ALGAS REYES has filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of ARVIE ALCONTIN REYES who was born on September 23, 2001 at Poblacion, Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Ruel Algas Reyes and Arlene Labanon Alcontin. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 23, 2015.

“It is expected that our preparedness reaches the people through their respective families, towards resilience and sustainable development,” Lopez said. She revealed that this month’s activities are geared towards increasing the awareness of the people on the Disaster, Riskreduction and Management Program to develop the culture of

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for establishing yet another enabling landmark in the “City of Good Life” for the MSMEs. Meanwhile, Provincial Governor Herminia Ramiro, who was in Manila delivered her message through her representative Gerardo O. Ruben.

preparedness. Lopez said these activities comprise of capability building on the formulation of contingency plan particularly on highrisk areas like municipalities composed of Bangaga, Cateel, Tarragona and Lupon in Davao Oriental, Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte, Maragusan and Monkayo in Compostela Valley.

Her message said that every concern of the DTI Provincial Office, as long as it is reported to her office, shall be acted immediately, because DTI has been a “very good partner of the provincial government in the implementation of various programs and projects.” In both of the launchings, DTI Regional Director Linda Boniao expressed her

She said the government will also pursue coastal- clean- up, tree planting and sportsfest with agencies belonging to the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies. “A simultaneous national earthquake drill will also be held on July 23 is part of our information advocacy,” Lopez pointed out. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

whole-hearted thanks and appreciation to the hospitality and support of the two local government units. She made clear the role of the Negosyo Center to the MSMEs in their respective jurisdictions down to the functions and services at the frontline. DTI consultant Joan Cybil Yao said RA 10644 or the Go Negosyo Act answers the

needs of the MSMEs, which account for more than 99% of all establishments in the country and which also comprise 66% of the country’s total employment in the private sector. Provincial Director Delia M. Ayano led partners to the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement. (With a report from Methusael B. Lumantas/ DTI)

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DEPED-BUKIDNON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND WELLNESS PROGRAM

By Nelson C. Valcurza School Principal 1 Dalirig Elementary School

Health is a dynamic process because it is always changing. We all have times of good health, times of sickness, and maybe even times of serious illness. As our lifestyles change, so does our level of health. Those of us who participate in regular physical activity do so partly to improve the current and future level of our health. We strive toward an optimal state of well-being. As our lifestyle improves, our health also improves and we experience less disease and sickness. This is the reason why DepEDBukidnon conducts Physical fitness and Wellness Program Season II to all school administrators and division personnel. This healthy activity aims to sustain the social health,

mental health, emotional health and spiritual health of the participants. Wellness is the search for enhanced quality of life, personal growth, and potential through positive lifestyle behaviors and attitudes. If we take responsibility for our own health and well-being, we can improve our health on a daily basis. Each day we work toward maximizing our level of health and wellness to live long, full, and healthy lives. The pursuit of health, personal growth, and improved quality of life relies on living a balanced life. To achieve balance, we need to care for our mind, body, and spirit. As DepED officials and school administrators, we have a responsibility to guide and motivate others ( teachers and students ) to improve their level of health and wellness.

Preparing Schools for SHS Full Implementation By Carolyn Mae M. Olivar Teacher – I Ignatio Tan Memorial Integrated School Bonifacio Easy District Division of Misamis Occidental

K to 12 Basic Education program is made to fixate the problems on education and to fundamentally reform the basic education curriculum. In 2016, K to 12 is set to have its full implementation in schools nationwide. Senior High School is part of this 12-year education cycle. The curriculum for Grade 11 along with Grade 4 was supposed to come out in 2016 while those for Grade 12 and Grade 5 were due in 2017. So, the original plan for Grade 11, the first stage of Senior High School, nationwide is to commence by June 2016. However, under K to 12 flagship, President B enigno Aquino III decided to implement the senior high school (Grade 11 to 12) a year earlier than scheduled as he wish to see the K to 12 reform through during his term. Therefore, half of the Grade 11 students already started June 2015. Ensuring an effective implementation, a lot of preparations have been made. Recently, divisions in entire Mindanao Island had a Mindanao Education Summit to discuss and gather support for the K to 12 national and f u l l i mpl e m e nt at i on , coming from LGU and their partners. It also made agreement with their stakeholders regarding several more places that should be reached out and assisted in the implementation.

In the initial phases as wel l, gover nment , through Department of Education, selected some schools in the Philippines to do pilot implementation to test the program on 2012-2013, way ahead of the mandator y implementation in 2016 as mandated by Republic Act 10533 or the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. One of the pilot schools, Higher School ng UMak (University of Makati) has produced the first and the largest batch to graduate from SHS program in the Philippines last April 2014, having more than 3,000 students graduated. The results in terms of learning among students are mostly positive. Some graduates in this school are absorbed in the companies in Makati they interned with, while some decided to earn a college degree. Philippine education system considered the Commencement Exercises in Umak as a milestone and a model to all public schools across the country which will participate in the national implementation. This milestone is an example of Filipino’s confidence in K to 12. Philippines is indeed looking ahead. Thinking about the growing population and a budding economy, the demand for quality education is high, and making education higher in quality is a good initiative.

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ADVANTAGES OF K TO 12 BEP

By Nelson C.Valcurza School Principal I Dalirig Elementary School

In 2016, DepEd will implement the Senior High School all over the country. Convergence of stakeholders is being done to gain support of its implementation. It also aimed to increase awareness among stakeholders of what this K to 12 BEP all about. Listed below are only five of a number of benefits this new curriculum offers: 1. It will produce globally competitive graduates The K to 12 program answers the need for a 12-year education system which is at par with international standards

such as the Washington Accord and the Bologna Accord. Graduates of the K to 12 program will be perceived with increased competency and have better global opportunities. 2. Students will learn more easily The improved basic education curriculum is decongested and focused. Students will have more time learning core academic areas thus ensuring better comprehension. Also, pupils from Grade 3 and below will be thought in their mother tongue to ensure better understanding of basic concepts. 3. Students will be free to pursue their passion

The new curriculum will be learner-centered. Students will be allowed to choose elective subjects and specializations which they really want. The students will love learning more and will grow to their full potential. Whether the students want to be professionals, businessmen, artists or athletes, theirs skills and talents will be honed and nurtured. 4. There will be savings on college tuition fees Grade 11 and 12 takes the form of a two-year college education. In a public school, this is tuition-free. In effect, the number of year of college courses will decrease because of re-

dundancies. Those who will pursue college will have fewer years to pay for. Graduates will also receive training certifications, which reduces the need to study a vocational course. 5. It will reduce unemployment rate and improve the economy With the increased competence and workmanship due to TESDAlike training and collegelike education included in the new curriculum, the graduates will become highly employable, reducing the rate of unemployment in the Philippines. Those who are passionate about starting businesses will be enabled to open more job opportunities.

Adopt-a-School: Realizing families’ hope for their children’s education By Virgilia L. Maglinte Master Teacher I Bonifacio Central School Bonifacio East District

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” − Anthony J. D’Angelo Parents want the best for their children, especially for their future. They have ambition for their children. In this, education is the

possible tool. However, due to issues that deprive families to send their children such economic problems, ambitions have become a blur. The government allots the biggest share of the national budget to public basic education, but due to increasing student population, it could hardly be enough.

Sex Education in the Philippine Education By SELINA O. MACAS Principal II Labo Central School Division of Ozamiz City

We seldom hear people talk about sex education as part of their curriculum in college. Today sex education has brought about debates on whether it can be part of the Philippine education system. This program adheres to the United Nations backed program to promote safe sex and limit the spread of HIV and prevent unwanted pregnancies which is one of the country’s main social concerns. But this program has its own adversary, the Catholic Church. The inclusion of sex education in the primary and secondary schools has sparked arguments and debates in the Philippine education system. Since the proposed incorporation of sex education in elementary and high school curriculum, various groups have started to voice out their opinion either agreeing or disagreeing with the said notion. Some of which had voiced certain opinions about immortality and danger in among the youth today making it possible that young minds might tend to experiment in such activities that will somehow prove some sex oriented theories. The Philippines being considered as the largest catholic nation in South East Asia is conservative in such topics more so considering adding it to the

current education system. The Catholic Church as early as 2008 has voiced its concerns regarding Sex Education and vowed to keep the government from pursuing it establishment. Conservatives primarily the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) the major governing body of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines believe that such move will induce sex and propagate immoral ideas and virtues. The question is whether the Filipino youth will be able to cope up with such topic and how will they react in once it’s implemented. The youth of today, thanks to the internet has been opened in topics of such gravity. Issues of crime, corruption and also sex can be easily be accessed thru the internet. With the emergence of social networks, we cannot stop the spread of such topics and the only way is for us to be open with the youth in all its aspects. Many believe that sex education will alter our youth’s minds and fill them with disgust but the real weapon for this is us. With or without sex education in the curriculum if Philippine education, the youth will not be stopped in learning sexual ideas and activities. Let us here the voice of our youth and remember that once in our education, life sex education had been silently been taught.

This is the main reason behind Adopt-a-School Program of Department of Education. This program allows private entities to assist a public schools in terms of, but not limited to, staff and faculty development for training and further education, construction of facilities, upgrading of existing facilities, provision of books, publications and other instructional materials and modernization of instructional technologies. Education is not just

something that a child should have. It is already entwined with meanings like hope, ambition and better life. Every poor family is hoping for a better life and their only hope could be their ambition. Adopt-a-School program is very much helpful to millions of Filipino families. DepEd and private entities should keep their passion burning in helping these families. This is a big contribution to a dynamic nation-building.

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that NENITA DELA ROSA NAIVE has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “NANIE” to “NENITA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of NANIE L. DELA ROSA who was born on June 18, 1959 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JAY ME DELA ROSA and ROSITA LAMACLAMAC. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 16, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: July 8 & 15, 2015


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THE tropical cyclone with the international name “Chan-Hom” is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today (July 8), this will again enhance “Habagat” which will cause moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Western Visayas, MIMAROPA, CALABARZON, Bataan, Zambales, Cagayan Valley Region and Metro Manila, residents of these areas are to be alerted on possible flashfloods and landslides. It is expected that “Egay” will continue to move at northward direction and will exit PAR in the evening of Thursday (July 09). The weather conditions in the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. source: pagasa

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TAGOLOAN, Misamis Oriental--A 45 megawatts (MW) solar power plant project will soon rise in the village of Natumulan here.

Village chief Gomer “Enan” Sabio told the Mindanao Daily News that no one has opposed the construction of the solar power plant project during a public consultation held Friday attended by Mayor Paulino Emano. Sabio said the project is a joint venture of Citicore Holdings and Solar Philippines. The project is scheduled for

commissioning in December 2015––and is expected to boost the energy supply of Mindanao. Aside from power generation, Sabio said the solar power plant can help generate thousands of jobs for the village people and Misamis Oriental in general. “This is a welcome development to us, especially our Tagoloanon residents who will benefit

the most,” said Sabio. It will be the second power plant project in Northern Mindanao after the Cagayan de Oro Electric Power and Light Company (Cepalco). Cepalco is the power provider of Cagayan de Oro City including the towns of Tagoloan and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental for the past decades.

Tangub City, now free from ‘sanggab’ By RUTCHIE AGUHOB of PIA-10

TANGUB City, Misamis Occidental--“Tangub City is now ‘sanggab’-free and a model for collaboration with the local government unit (LGU), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and other government agencies for a bay clean-up.” This declaration came from Atty. Asis G. Perez, Agriculture Undersecretary and BFAR National Director, during a press conference that ended the 6th Full Council Meeting of the Panguil Bay Development Council (PBDC) held at the Mindanao Civic Center, in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, last July 2. During the conference, Perez commended Atty. Philip T. Tan, Mayor of Tangub and the members of the City Council, here, for successfully removing all the “sanggab” from its coastal waters. “I am, indeed, ver y proud of the work of the PBDC, after just 1.5 years of its reorganization. It came up with the agreement, last February, to clean the bay to restore its marine wealth by removing the illegal fishing structures in the coastal areas surrounding the Bay,” Perez said. “That’s why I brought with me the Regional Directors of BFAR Region 2, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Region 5, Region 6, Region 8 and Region 9, so they can replicate what has been done here,” the BFAR National Director said.

Brick houses designed to resist strong typhoons. The Knights of Columbus Philippines

Foundation, Inc., has recently awarded brick houses that were designed to resist strong typhoons. This one is among those distributed to families in Marasbas, Tacloban City, who were made homeless by super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that heavily devastated central Philippines on November 8, 2013. Photo credit CBCPNews.com

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the interest of the private and public corporations.” It added that their offer is also most expedient. Ravanera, meanwhile, said that cooperativising the Agus-Pulangi”is simply putting the power generation facility in the right hands and away from the profit-taking,” adding that the CDA, as the government’s regulatory agency for cooperatives would make sure that once the operation and management of the Agus-Pulangi HEPP is given to 1MIECOOP, the CDA would closely monitor it to protect the interests of the power consumerowners. Under the EPIRA, all government-owned generation plants should be

privatized. Opposition to the privatization of the Agus-Pulangi over fears of drastic power rate hikes has delayed the implementation of this mandate of the law in Mindanao. Under the operation and management of the cooperative, 1MIECOOP said the low generation cost of the Agus Pulangi HEPP will be protected and maintained. Currently, the hydro power plants’ generation rate is at P2.96 per kilowatt hour. The NPC sells this at P5.00 per kilowatt hour to power distribution utilities. Under a privatization scheme run by corporations, there are fears that the price per kilowatt hour of the Agus Pulangi will double or triple to be in parity and with diesel and coal.

The 1MIECOOP prop os es the acquisition, maintenance, operation and rehabilitation of the Agus-Pulangi HEPP with no adjustment to its current price for the next 1520 years, except for price adjustments to cope with inflation. It also plans to absorb all current personnel of NPC operating the Agus-Pulangi HEPP. Currently, because of maintenance constraints, the hydroelectric facility has only generated a third of its installed capacity, resulting in power shortage in the country’s second biggest island, discouraging domestic and foreign investments. The 1MIECOOP includes rehabilitation of the generation facility to get optimal production and cope with the island’s

increasing demand. “Not many Filipinos know the financial strength of cooperatives; in fact, a number of billionaire cooperatives exist in their midst. Realizing this financial power, cooperative leaders of the six Mindanao regions have formed 1 Mindanao Energy Cooperative,” Ilagan said. Cooperativizing the biggest power plant in Mindanao is not only democratization of the power sector, but as Ilagan adds, “genuine people’s cooperatives are offering an economic model for social entrepreneurship that can address poverty and conflict in Mindanao.” For his part, Tan said, 1MIECOOP represents the interest of all electricity consumers in Mindanao, with electric meters to their names; and it is committed

New drive against air pollution launched

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is urging the public to continue supporting government efforts to reduce air pollution as it launched a new public information campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care and use of clean fuel. At the 7th Annual Clean Air Forum held on Tuesday at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Quezon City, DENR Undersecretary and concurrent Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Director Jonas Leones announced the launching of Perwisyong Usok! Pigilancampaign, with the tagline, Konting Abala, Laking Ginhawa. “Konting Abala refers to simple acts like proper vehicle maintenance and the use of clean fuel, while Laking Ginhawa refers to benefits like less harmful smoke being emitted by vehicles, which in turn, cause less health and financial burdens. We believe that summing up doing even little acts, goes a long way,” Leones said. Leones said the campaign will escalate in the coming months with more newspaper advertisements, billboards and even celebrity endorsement. “We seek the support of our various government organizations, civil society, private sector, academe and media, to own this campaign, implement it in our respective spheres, expand dissemination See drive, page A11

to invest their combined financial resources in the cause of advancing consumer empowerment with the end in view of alleviating poverty in Mindanao.” The Agus power plant complex consists of six cascading power plants snaking from the mouth of Lake Lanao in Marawi City down to the Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City. Strategically located along the Agus River, these hydroelectric power plants help fuel the economy of Mindanao by providing a steady supply of cheap and reliable electricity. Meanwhile, the Pulangi facility is a 255-MW hydroelectric power plant located in Maramag, Bukidnon and has three generating units using the most advanced hydro electric power technology.


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OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 06-2015 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas, with office address at BSP Building, A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila hereinafter referred to as Applicant/Assignee, against TIRSO S. CHAN and CAMIGUIN COOPERATIVE RURAL BANK INC., referred to as Mortgagor/Assignor respectively, with residence address at Lakas, Mambajao, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which now amounts to SIXTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED NINETY THREE PESOS AND 75/100 (Php. 60,693.75) Philippine Currency excluding unbooked interest, liquidated damages and other legal fees as of 28 November 2014, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 31, 2015 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: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE/CLOA NO. 2369

tenure driven, compared with less than half of underperformers. “Over the last five years our company has grown through multiple acquisitions,” said Megan Masoner, senior vice president of Human Capital, NTT Data, Inc. “We believe in driving change through human resources, and effective talent management is a key differentiator in our industry. With the help of SAP andSuccessFactors, we’ve made talent management more strategic and less complex by implementinga single platform for our global workforce – ultimately helping our overall business succeed.” High-performing companies prioritize workforce issues at the C-level Top-performing organizations prioritize workforce issues at a far higher level than those that arelowerperforming, extending

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 04-2015 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas, with office address at BSP Building, A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila hereinafter referred to as Applicant/Assignee, against VIRGINIA L. CARILLO and CAMIGUIN COOPERATIVE RURAL BANK INC., referred to as Mortgagor/Assignor respectively, with residence address at Magting, Mambajao, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which now amounts to ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY SIX PESOS AND 07/100 (Php 152,866.07) Philippine Currency excluding unbooked interest, liquidated damages and other legal fees as of 28 November 2014, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 31, 2015 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: TAX DECLARATION NO. 12843

through the top management of the company. Executives at high-growth companies are significantly more likely to say that workforce issues drive strategy at the board level (64 percent versus49 percent). Nearly a quarter of underperformers say that workforce issues are an afterthought in business planning today and will remain so three years from

now. “Our goal in conducting this research was to test a long-held belief by many in human resources – that prioritizing workforce issues leads to greater company performance,” said Edward Cone, managing editor of Thought Leadership, Oxford Economics. “The results demonstrate See study, page A10

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 09-2015 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended filed by Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas, with office address at BSP Building, A. Mabini corner P. Ocampo Sts., Malate, Manila hereinafter referred to as Applicant/Assignee, against MARIA NIMFA A. NERI and CAMIGUIN COOPERATIVE RURAL BANK INC., referred to as Mortgagor/Assignor respectively, with residence address at Manuyog, Sagay, Camiguin to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which now amounts to ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINETY FIVE PESOS AND 81/100 (Php 164,995.81) Philippine Currency excluding unbooked interest, liquidated damages and other legal fees as of 28 November 2014, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on JULY 31, 2015 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; MORTGAGE PROPERTIES (Parcel One) “A parcel of coconut land along with all the improvements found thereon located at Cabuan, Guinsiliban, Camiguin bearing Tax Declaration No. 01905, declared in the name of BERNARDITA ABAN, under cadastral Lot No. 2448 containing an area 2,190 square meters, assessed at Php. 1,340.00 which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows; North – By Lot No. 2424, South – Lot No. 2417, West – Lot No. 2447 and on East-by Lot 2423.” (Parcel Two) “A parcel of coconut land with all the improvements found thereon, located at Cabuan, Guinsiliban, Camiguin declared in the name of BERNARDITA ABAN, covered under Tax Declaration 01896, assessed at Php. 1,700.00 with an area of 1,099 square meters which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows: North – Lot No. 2439, South – Lot No. 2445 Alejo Napone, East – Lot No. 2437 and on West – Cabuan School Site.”

“A RESIDENTIAL LAND along with all the improvements found thereon located at Lakas, Mambajao, Camiguin bearing Tax Declaration No. 1556, Under Cadastral Lot No. 523 part, declared in the name of TIRSO CHAN, JR., containing an area of 172 square meters, assessed at Php. 2,410.00 which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows: North – Pathway, South – Lot No. 523- part R. Mayuga West – Creek and on East-by Lot-524 A. Layaguin”

“A parcel of coconut land with all the improvements found thereon located at Lakas, Mambajao, Camiguin bearing Tax Declaration No. 1456, Under Cadastral Lot No. 692-C declared in the name of CARMEN LOGRONIO, containing an area of 181 square meters, assessed at Php. 330.00 which property is more particularly bounded and described as follows: North – Lot No. 692-B-F, Mangmang, South – Lot No. 696 S. Meil, West – Lot No. 693 A. Dagnipa and on East-by Lot-691 G. Labial.”

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place.

All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place.

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.

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.

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.

Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

Mambajao, Camiguin this 29th day of May 2015. (SGD.) TEOFILO G. SABUGA, JR. Sheriff IV

MDN: JULY 8, 15 & 22, 2015

Mambajao, Camiguin this 29th day of May 2015. (SGD.) TEOFILO G. SABUGA, JR. Sheriff IV

MDN: JULY 8, 15 & 22, 2015

(Parcel Three) “A parcel of coconut land with all the improvements found thereon, located at Cabuan, Guinsiliban, Camiguin declared in the name of BERNARDITA ABAN, covered under Tax Declaration No. 01847, assessed at Php. 1,510 with an area of 502 Sq. meters, which property is more particularly bounded as follows; North – Barangay Road, South – Lot 2424, East Lot No. 2434 and on West-by Lot No. 2436.”

Mambajao, Camiguin this 29th day of May 2015. (SGD.) TEOFILO G. SABUGA, JR. Sheriff IV

MDN: JULY 8, 15 & 22, 2015


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Your cooperation is required for you to be saved S pecial G ospel of the day (July7, 2015-Tuesday) Luke 24:13-35” And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they stood still, looking sad. One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. Sometimes we have the same mentality with them since we easily forgot the different prom-

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas ises of God for us. God has great promises for your life on this earth and your cooperation is required for you to be saved. Jeremiah 29:11” For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, `plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Take note, the two men recognized Jesus when they saw the breaking of the bread during dinner. This means that in the Holy Eucharistic celebration, Jesus is visible and in fact, available through Holy Communion: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

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clear division between those who are positioning their companies for the future of work and those who are not. We hope that these findings highlight that talent issues matter – and companies who are falling behind now cannot afford to do so anymore.” High-performing companies take training and mentoring seriously More than half of highperforming companies say they offer supplemental training programs as an employee benefit – significantly more than underperformers. Additionally, high-growth companies are 16 percent more likely to have a formal mentoring program than underperforming companies. High-performing companies recognize the value

of data While both groups say they are currently impeded by a lack of data, lower performers expect to be significantly more likely to suffer from a lack of data required to do their jobs effectively in the future. This includes data related to the job market, industry, customers and financials, as well as visual representations of complex data. To help human resources professionals understand how HR can drive greater profitability through workforce change, SAP has released a series of assets including a think piece, infographic, and regional and country fact sheets. For more information on the study and related best practices, visit the Growth campaign hub. For more information, visit the SAP News Center. Follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews. About the research

CIRCLE A WORD “EDUCATION”

ADULT ART BUSINESS DISTANCE ELEMENTARY

GIFTED LEGAL MATH MEDICAL MUSIC

PHYSICS PRIVATE PUBLIC RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

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Workforce2020 is a largescale global study to discover best practices and actual progress toward the creation of talent strategies for the future in the global economy. Oxford Economics, on behalf of SAP, surveyed more than 2,700 executives and 2,700 employees, and interviewed 28 executives across the following countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdomand the United States. Survey respondents came from a variety of industries, company sizes and age groups (49 percentof employee respondents are millennials). Note: The study defines “high growth” as companies

that reported either aboveaverage revenue or profit margin growth over the past three years. Of the 2,700 executives surveyed, 15 percent reported above-average revenue growth and 32 percent reported belowaverage revenue growth. About SAP As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable more than 282,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap. com.

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. Get smaller 5. Duplicates 11. Angry 13. Respect 14. Canine 15. Climbing plant 17. _Dorado 18. Printing measure 19. Spice 20. Movie medium 21. Home 23. Reject 25. Exercise 26. Karate grade 27. Orient 29. Advances 31. Insect egg 32. Whet 33. What? 35. Iridium’s symbol 36. Primitive plant 37. Hat

38. Grade 40. Bring to mind 42. Reworked 43. Female sheep DOWN 1. Broad 2. Smell 3. Henpeck 4. cetera 6. Alley 7. Poem 8. Negative 9. Build 10. Rare 12. Escape 16. Frost 19. Greatest 20. Sell 22. Break 23. Weather_ 24. Of old age 26. Compact 28. Freshened 29. _Angeles

Yesterday’s Answer

30. Tremble 32. Puncture 34. Orangutans 36. Congregated 37. Bull’s partner 39. 6 in Roman 41. Odin’s raven

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Bacon... from page A4

pray tell what is. A feather on the cap is nothing if the reason for such feather is not appreciated by 99 percent of the populace. A good leader would rather make 99 percent of the population contented with their life rather than feed on the greed of the 50 families enjoying 80 percent of the country’s wealth. In the first place, the 50 families can never make any politician win. It is the 99 percent of the total population that dictates who should win or lose in an electoral contest. Sadly, the 99 percent of the population never realize the enormity of the power at their disposal. So if Aquino wants his anointed candidate to win in next year’s election, the 99 percent of the population should pressure him to restructure the lopsided economic regime that we now have by working for measures that should limit one’s wealth. We can’t go on with the present order. We will all collapse if this is not restructured. The nation’s wealth should be equitably distributed even if the one percent controlling and enjoying 80 percent of the nation’s wealth oppose it. What is the government’s being the great equalizer for if this can’t be done by Aquino and his administration? (React at jelbacon@yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

Del Rosario... from page A4

miserable, he might be finding ways to fire you. Since the power dynamic is skewed positively in their direction, it’s important to cover all our bases and have an escape plan. I’ve worked with different types of difficult bosses— inept bosses, angry, mean ones, micromanagers, you name it. While I may not have walked away completely unscathed, they’ve taught me a lot about professionalism, the drive to deliver results no matter what and most importantly, how NOT to be as a boss and as a leader. So cheer up there are still lessons you can pick up! There’s really no reason to spit on his coffee! Mutya ng Dabaw 1997 Jambie Austria-Del Rosario has spent the past 15 years in various facets of psychology, holding posts in human resources management, community relations, training and counselling. For questions or comments please feel free to get in touch with her at 0917-7001996 or email her at jambie. delrosario@psychsiren.com

Obese... from page A5

DOH-Caraga Regional

Director Jose Llacuna, Jr. explained that “The changing times has caused the changing dietary patterns of Filipinos where the typical diet nowadays consists of cereals and carbohydrates and low consumption of fruits and vegetables.” At present, policies and programs exist to address overweight and obesity. The Philippines Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 20112016 targets that by 2016 there shall be no increase in the current prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adults. The PPAN recommends healthy lifestyle, increased physical activity, stress management, no smoking and drinking of alcohol in the community, school and workplace. The NNC has also developed a popular version of the Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos (NGF) which is the “10 Kumainments” to continuously promote good nutrition and active lifestyle through a shorter and simpler form for better recall and understanding of the public. “If only we are conscious of what we eat, then we will understand that longevity coexist with balance intake and use of calories for daily energy. Eat a variety of food everyday with a daily dose of vegetables, fruits, legumes and other fiber-rich foods,” Llacuna concluded.

Stolen... from page A1

Superintendent Jeronimo Tabuso Carba, regional chief, Regional Highway Patrol Unit, Region 11, located at Candelaria Street, Ecoland, Davao City. This, after the PNP-HPG director yesterday said that they are now turning not only to postal mail, but also through Facebook to notify owners of re¬covered stolen motor vehi¬cles and that they can have their vehicles immediately back provided they present genuine proof of ownership. “We want owners of recovered stolen motor vehi¬cles to immediately retrieve their vehicles in our im¬pounding area, provided they present genuine proof of ownership, like registration papers, deed of sale and identification cards. By doing so, they also help us decongest our impound¬ing area,” said PNP-HPG director, Senior Superinten¬dent Gunnacao. Gunnacao, a member of Philippine Militar y Acade¬my Class 1985, said own¬ers of stolen motor vehicles can search the ‘HPG Recov¬ered and Impounded Motor Vehicles’ Facebook page in looking for their miss¬ing vehicles. He has ordered all HPG regional units to post the pictures, description and other data of the recovered motor vehicle immediately on the HPG Facebook page. The page contains data of stolen motor vehicles recovered by different HPG

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units start¬ing from the Regional High-way Patrol Units 1 to 14, the HPG National Capital Region, the HPG Special Operations Division-Task Force Limbas and the HPG Intelligence Division. “In c as e you are a res¬ident of Ilocos-Pangasinan region who lost a car or a motorcycle to thieves, you can look at the Regional Highway Patrol Unit’s 1st page and see if your vehicle has been recovered. If not, you can look at the rest of the Facebook page “HPG Recovered and Impounded Motor Vehicles”. Gun¬nacao said. At the same time, the HPG is now writing registered owners of recovered stolen motor vehicles that their missing vehicles have been found. The letter tells on the vehicle’s registered owner to immediately pro¬ceed to the unit, which recovered the vehicle and present all pertinent docu¬ments or proof of ownership for evaluation. Gunnacao assured that the recovered motor vehicles will be released to their rightful owners as soon as investigators find that their papers are in order. “I have ordered the easy processing of the release papers and the immediate release of recov¬ered stolen vehicles to their registered owners in order to decongest our impounding areas, particularly inside Camp Crame,” the HPG director said. Currently, the PNP leadership is looking at other secured places to store hundreds of motor ve¬hicles recovered from arrested law offenders in the past and are now rotting at dif¬ferent PNP-HPG impound¬ing areas, as well as that of the impounding area of PNP Anti-illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force headed by Senior Supt. Benjamin M. Lusad in Camp Crame.

Poor... from page A1

the regular PhilHealth Card holders. Emano said that the province of Misamis Oriental adopted the MisOr CareS approach in 2013 because, at that time, the PhilHealth refused to renew the PhilHealth coverage of the provincial employees. He said that the administration for former Governor Oscar Moreno, now Mayor of Cagayan De Oro City, left about Php 200 million debts on PhilHealth premium, the amount was part of the more than Php 2 Billion debts, that the province of Misamis Oriental has inherited from Moreno. “It is the urgent demand of the poorest of the poor that the provincial government has conceptualized a health program that would be accessible to all,” Emano said. MisOr CareS provides free 3-in-1 medical service to clients. One is the

free medical and laboratory checkups, medicines, hospital confinement. The other is free coffin and transportation services and the last is the scholarship for the poor and deserving students. Emano said that the provincial government already spent around Php 300 million since the implementation of the program in July last year. He said that he has still 358 days remaining in office since elected governor in 2013. “I wish the MisOr CareS could serve a total of 400,000 provincial people when my term ends,” Emano said. He said that the 358, 970 patients already represent 80 percent of the 400,000 patients that the MisOr CareS intends to serve.

Villages... from page A1

to celebrate Christmas complete with Christmas lights last December,” said 57-year-old Emilia Lood. Nanay Emilia said she can no longer imagine living without electricity. “Dako kaayo ang kalainan sauna nga wala pay kuryente kumpara sa karon. Sauna, ngitngit kaayo, unya mapalong pa gyud ang among lampara kung molusog og hangin (Comparing the past with the present, there really is a great difference. It was very dark before and strong winds often blew out our lamps),” she said. Spur socio-economic activities With electricity also comes development. Nanay Emilia narrates that her immediate family’s future has been made brighter because they can now earn additional income even at night through her sari-sari (variety) store. Just a few months after her home has been connected to the grid through FREE, Nanay Emilia bought a small refrigerator and a television set. Her small refrigerator, which she bought in cash from her savings, sits conspicuously in a prominent corner of her once “sira-sira” store. “Sauna, sira-sira man ni siya. Karon, mag sirado lang mi kung molakaw mi… Makabaligya na mi karon og ice, iced water, ug softdrinks. Among mga silingan makapalit ug makainom na og bugnaw nga tubig o softfdrinks (This store was more often closed before. But now, we just closed it when we go somewhere… We can now sell ice, iced water, and softdrinks. Our neighbors can now buy and drink cold water or softdrinks),” she said. Nanay Emilia also ventured into battery charging for mobile phones and rechargeable flashlights. Even neighbors who have chosen in the meantime not to install electricity in their homes benefit from the electricity from Nanay Emelia’s home. “Makainom na mi karon

og bugnaw nga softdrinks ug makatan-aw og salida sa TV (We can now drink cold softdrinks and watch shows on TV),” she said, adding that neighbors often congregate at her house at night just to watch their favorite shows on TV. A brighter future The rural electrification project FREE is jointly undertaken by the Department of Energy (DOE), distribution utilities and SPI pursuant to ER 1-94 of the DOE as provided for in the EPIRA Law. It is being funded from the proceeds of the shares in the one-centavo per kilowatt hour of electricity sales generated from the operations of SPI’s power plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. Government figures show that some 40 percent of sitios (small rural villages) in Mindanao are still without electricity, which serves as a major stumblingblock to Mindanao’s sustained development. Thus, SPI embraced the program in an effort to energize all depressed areas in its host communities and in so doing spur economic growth and progress in these areas. SPI has allocated more than PhP27 million for this program and has targeted 32 villages in Misamis Oriental. SPI is confident it will be able to connect to the Mindanao Grid all sitios in Villanueva before Year 2015 ends. According to Nanay Emilia, she and her husband did not hesitate when asked if they want to be connected to the Grid. “Wala gyud mi nagduha-duha sa pagpataod og kuryente.” She said that for so long they have been living in the dark and they just grasp the opportunity that came their way to now live in the light. “Panahon na pud nga makatagamtam kami sa kahayag.” “Sayon na ang among kinabuhi karon nga naa nay kuryente kumpara sauna kay karon dili na man ko magdagkot-dagkot pa sa lampara ug mangitag pusporo pangdagkot. Mas sayon na karon kay hayag na mi ilabina kung gabii (Life is easier now that we have electricity compared to the past because now I don’t have to find matches to light the kerosene lamps. It is easier now because we have lights especially at night),” she pointed out. But since “old habits die hard” as the idiomatic expression says, Nanay Emilia still leave one light bulb on at night on their small veranda. Before, she left a kerosene lamp burning all night. “Para na sa akong mga silingan. Looy man kay ngitngit baya gyud inig gabii. Ngitngit kayo kung mopalit sila ilabina kung emergency ug kinahanglan paliton ang tambal (This is for our neighbors because it is really very dark here at night. What if they have an emergency situation and they need to buy medicines,

it is very dark without a light on),” she explained. Nanay Emilia’s electric bill has increased to PhP493 a month from PhP132 a month but while she was “shocked” at this, she just shrugged her shoulders in dismissal, saying that her income from her sarisari store combined with her income from her battery charging business is more than enough to pay her electricity bill. Besides, she is happy to be able to help her neighbors enjoy an “electric” life. “Mas maayo makatabang sa uban. Bahala og maalkansi basta makatabang (It is good to help others. It’s better to lose as long as we are able to help),” she stressed. (Bong D. Fabe)

Drive... from page A8

of the same, use the campaign symbols, to enjoin more sectors’ awareness about it,” he said. He added: “We want to strengthen appreciation of our people of the need to achieve clean air, so commitment becomes strong, and enforcement becomes effective.” A joint undertaking by the DENR and the Partnership for Clean Air Inc., the Clean Air Forum was established to review on a yearly basis the progress of Republic Act No. 8749, or the Philippine Clean Air Act. This year’s theme is “Towards Identifying the Economic Benefits of Clean Air: A Call to Action.” Leones said the DENR has been zeroing in on motor vehicles, which contribute about 70 to 80 percent of air pollution in Metro Manila. “The number of vehicles plying the streets of Metro Manila has truly increased, especially in this day and age where purchasing vehicles has been made easier and more affordable. But along with the convenience that it brings, we sometimes overlook the major inconvenience, which is air pollution,” Leones said. According to the DENR official, it is imperative to know not only the health benefits but also the economic benefits of having clean air. “Using cleaner fuel, for example, not only cleans the air. It is also very economic since it prolongs the life of your engine, reducing maintenance costs. Breathing cleaner air also reduces the risk of diseases like lung cancer,” Leones said. “Some of us may think of these as short-term benefits, but in the long run, having cleaner air, is not just good for our health, but also for our pockets. The time and effort we invest in cleaning the air are definitely worth it.” He said that strong public support is crucial in ensuring the success of anti-air pollution programs being implemented by various government agencies, with help from civil society organizations, the private sector, the academe, student leaders and other sectors. denr.gov.ph


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