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COA’s report intends to mock the opposition CAGAYAN de Oro City––Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Wednesday said that report of the Commissions on Audit was programmed to humiliate the political opposition. Emano issued the statement as a challenge to the COA’s probe team to report only the “truth” and fair to Congressmen and the political opposition.

Missing rice, livestock greet lumad’s return By EARL O. CONDEZA of DavaoToday

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LBC branch robbed in Zamboanga Sibugay

PAGADIAN City––Two armed men robbed a branch of the cargo forwarder LBC in Buug town in Zamboanga Sibugay province and escaped with over P180,000 in loot, police said Tuesday. Police said the employees were about to close their shop when two gunmen barged and declared the robbery. The assailants fled on a motorcycle after the heist. Investigators said the cargo forwarder was manned by only three employees - Rutcher Pagayon, Allen Capas and Palen Banseloy – who gave their statement to the police. The employees said the gunmen forced them to open the vault. It was not immediately known whether the firm has a security camera. (Mindanao Examiner)

COMPOSTELA, Compostela Valley––Some 300 Matigsalug evacuees were dismayed to learn that upon returning home to Side Four village, Barangay Mangayon, their water system was cut off, rice supplies and livestock were missing and their houses were riddled with bullets. The Lumad farmers blamed government troops for wrecking their homes after a week of occupation. After a five-hour walk from the town proper to Side Four, villagers saw that water pipes were cut. Store owner Loriana Lamugay complained See greet/p.11

Mother and child. Photo by Earl O. Condeza

Shameless SSS board not alone, other GOCCs have ‘epidemic of thick-skinned insensitivity’ First of three parts

By MARYA SALAMAT of Bulatlat.com

AS President B enigno “Noynoy” Aquino III strives to shore up his decreasing approval ratings, more information about his appointees in government corporations helping themselves to public funds through fat bonuses and “incentives”

continue to become known. Yesterday, KMU members picketed once more the SSS main office in Quezon City, demanding the immediate return to the workers’ fund of the P10million (more than $232 thousand) bonus its board decided to give themselves last year. The group condemned Malacañang’s defense of the bonus, saying

the Aquino government should go after members of the SSS board under the previous administration for having pocketed huge bonuses, and not use it as an excuse for the current board’s huge bonuses. The labor group derided Malacañang’s talk of “good performance” of the SSS board, saying it is very far from good when “SSS mem-

bers get meager benefits and are ordered to go through circuitous processes and stand in long lines just to avail of their benefits,” KMU chairman Elmer “Bong” Labog said. Aside from the muchcriticized fat bonuses at a time when the funds’ sustainability was supposedly in danger, thus requiring

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Monday belied reports that the provincial governor’s office made a “cash advance” of P1.5 million for the expenditures of the

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GENERAL Santos City–– Around 20 metric tons (MT) of harvestable Tilapia and Pangasius were devastated as another fish kill hit anew some portions of the critical Lake Sebu in South Cotabato in the last three days. Lake Sebu Mayor

Electroweld introduces highly efficient, power-saving products By Irene Joy B. Dayo, reporter with reports from Mikee Espiritu

Electroweld Manufacturing Corporation known to be the leading manufacturer of welding rods together with its sole Mindanao distributor Derrick Du Trading presented its products to Anakciano Incorporated through a demonstration last October 14, 2013 at their site which is on the stage of on-going construction. The demonstration products/page 11

PrimeNews No ‘cash advance’ two-day tourism summit two weeks ago. Provincial administrator Edmundo Pacamalan, Jr. said that the funds were sourced from the Provincial Tourism Department “in line with

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Fishkill in Lake Sebu

Antonio Fungan said Wednesday the fish kill, which was the first incident that occurred in the area this year, has already affected an estimated 60 fish cages situated in parts of three lakeside villages.

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5 suspects nabbed in PDEA drug buy bust CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Five more suspected drug traffickers were rounded up in a series of separate raids conducted by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) last Sunday, the PDEA reported on Monday. Emerson Margate, PDEA regional director, said that the series of raids were conducted separately in Kauswagan, and Camamanan, all urban barangays in Cagayan de Oro City last Sunday. Margate identified the suspects as Muarip Mamongcara y Abdullah, Christian Pimentel y Gabule, Amerodin Macaraub y Mamongcara, Aida Matanog y

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Mamao and Sidney Abella y Rosal. Seized from the suspects were a total of 15 grams of the suspected illegal “Shabu” (Methamphetamine substance) and some 26-pieces heat sealed transparent plastic sachets with an estimated total street price of P 190,000. The PDEA has already arrested about 40 persons who were directly and indirectly suspected to be involved in the drug trafficking since the agency mounted a no-nonsense drive against the illicit drug trade starting in September alone. Margate said that the recovered pieces of drug evidences were brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory for qualitative and quantitative examination. He said the suspects are now temporarily detained in a PDEA detention cell for the filing of violation of Republic Act 9165 or the anti-drug law, against the suspects. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, Mindanao Daily News

Oro Best Expo 2013. Top of the line products and services from 94 industries and businesses all over the

region took center stage in the three-day Oro Best Expo 2013. The exposition aims to boost the local economy by strengthening competitiveness of new business players through fora, capacity building initiatives, techno transfer, marketing strategies, among others. Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. president Efren Uy led the opening rites on October 11-13 at the Limketkai Atrium. Photo courtesy of City Information Office

COA’s report intends to mock the opposition CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano on Wednesday said that report of the Commissions on Audit was programmed to humiliate the political opposition. Emano issued the statement as a challenge to the COA’s probe team to report only the “truth” and fair to Congressmen and the political opposition. “My name was implicated in the COA’s report as among Congressmen who

misused the PDAF or “pork barrel” fund. I vehemently deny the COA findings or accusation,” Emano said. Emano served as Representative of the Second District of Misamis Oriental for two consecutive terms prior to his election as provincial governor during the midterm election last May 2013. “I am challenging the COA assigned to investigate the case to let the truth come out. I know that the COA have the list

of names of alleged project beneficiaries funded with the PDAF. The COA was using these names to justify accusations against me,” Emano added. While Emano did not name names, he urged the COA to make a double check of the records and the people who dragged his name into the PDAF so that the COA would really find out the truth. “Once again, I would like to put this on record, I have not transacted or funded any non government organizations (NG0) associated or have ties with Janet Napoles,” Emano added. Emano, however, said that under the General

Appropriation Act, every congressman was mandated to pour funds for local government units and nongovernment organization. He said that he has not violated any law since his office has followed all the requirements prior to the release of the PDAF money to fund any project. “I have all the records of these transactions,” he added. Besides, all the PDAF funds under my watch went to the implementing agency, like the Department of Agriculture, Department of Public Works and Highways,and the Department of Health – not directly to the NGOs, Emano said. CD WITH WIRE REPORT

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Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas said on Wednesday that the tragic incident of the 7.2 magnitude tremor that struck the Bohol, Cebu,and other western Visayas region already recorded the loss of more than 140 lives as of Wednesday afternoon. “The death toll might be climbing as rescue operations went 24-hour in the hard-hit islands of Bohol and the City of Cebu, a major tourist destination in Central Philippines,” Acenas said. He said that the latest earthquake disaster

VM Acenas condoles victims of earthquake CAGAYAN de Oro City–– An official in Cagayan de Oro City extended his condolence and sympathy to the victims whose loved ones perished in the tragic earthquake that struck the Central Visayas region Tuesday morning.

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Findings on Malaybalay floods probe out soon MALAYBALAY City––The results of the investigation of the recent floods here by the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO) will be due next week as the City Council called on at least five city offices to report on the matter. Ma. Anita Fernandez, City ENRO chief, told MindaNews the barangays have set no date yet on a community multi-sectoral gathering to discuss the findings. But she said she will render her report before members of the city council on October 22. She said she will report on the findings of the multi-partite monitoring (MMT) team’s series of inspections in the area, including one made after the flood. Vice Mayor Roland Deticio, during the council’s regular session last week, asked the chiefs of the five offices to render their report in aid of legislation. According to the city council secretariat, asked to appear in next week’s session are representatives from the City ENRO, the City Agriculture Office, the City Engineers’ Office, the City Social Welfare and Development Office, and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office. At least 360 families or over 500 individuals were affected after floods hit the adjoining barangays of Aglayan and Cabangahan on October 5, the CSWDO reported. Barangay chairmen of two villages hit by flash floods called on Lapanday Diversified Products Corporation to stop operations in certain areas wherein the agricultural firm is believed to have contributed to the flooding. Aglayan barangay chairman Leopoldo Jamora told MindaNews last week they are asking the firm to stop operations in certain areas “for the safety of the people.” He said they have previously complained that the firm has violated its environmental compliance certificate (ECC) due to its alleged failure to plant sufficient trees in its buffer zone. Lapanday asked to defer official com-

ments on the incident pending the release of the report of the Multi-Partite Monitoring Team’s (MMT) inspection, said Robert Aquino, an officer of Lapanday in Malaybalay. According to its website, Lapanday “adhere closely to environment-friendly procedures; follow international standards for sustainable agricultural practices.” Jamora admitted that they cannot totally blame the firm but stressed that the latter is a “major contributor” to the floods, blaming its land preparations in upland areas. Immediately after the flood, Jamora sought for an audience with Lapanday and other stakeholders. But he said Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri asked him to defer it as he sent engineers to study what is wrong and see how it can be solved. “I will listen to the people’s voice on the outcome of the study,” he added. Cabangahan barangay chairman Edwin Rara agreed with Jamora. He said stopping operations in flood-prone areas will be good while Lapanday is unable to address the problems brought by their operations. He cited that the narrow canals in the village put them to risk every time Cabangahan Creek overflows. Rara described the response from the firm’s personnel about their complaints as “slow, weak.” He said he will open it up with the barangay council to pass a resolution urging Lapanday to cease operations in flood-prone areas until this problem is addressed. Barangay councilman Victor Ravidas said they are seeking solution to the problem of flooding with the narrow canals and also possible relocation of the residents. Most of the 470 families affected last Saturday are from Cabangahan. About 264 of the 600 households of the village were affected. Rara reported a total of 30 houses totally destroyed and 50 others partially destroyed. A report from Walter I. Balane of MindaNews

No fault lines in GenSan, neighboring areas: Phivolcs

GENERAL Santos City–– The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has cleared the city and other nearby areas of any major active fault lines that might later trigger possible damaging earthquakes. Nani Danlag, officerin-charge of the Phivolcs station here, said in a radio interview on Wednesday that the nearest active fault lines in the area are located in mountainous portions or spots and none of them are directly traversing any key urban or populated locality. She said the active fault lines are specifically located in the upland areas of Maasim town in Sarangani, Tacurong City in Sultan Kudarat and portions of the Daguma mountain range. The fault lines, which are mainly breaks or fractures in the ground that occurs when the Earth’s tectonic plates move or shift and are areas where earthquakes are likely to occur, are part of the Mindanao Fault, she said. “Our urban centers are not directly under any fault line so most of the major earthquakes that we

The fault lines, which are mainly breaks or fractures in the ground that occurs when the Earth’s tectonic plates move or shift and are areas where earthquakes are likely to occur, are part of the Mindanao Fault.’

experienced in the past years mainly affected the peripheral areas,” she said. But she clarified that the absence of major active fault line in an area could mean that it could be spared from damaging earthquakes as what happened to some areas in Bohol and Cebu provinces on Tuesday morning. She said earthquakes have remained unpredictable and their impact could also be intense even in areas outside or not directly hit by the fault lines.

“It’s important for us to be always prepared for any eventuality and we can do that by participating in earthquake drills and related activities,” she said. Bohol and Cebu were rocked by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake at 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday that already left 120 people dead and thousands others injured. The temblor, whose epicenter was traced two kilometers southeast of Carmen in Bohol, damaged various structures, among them centuries-old churches and edifices. The tectonic quake was felt at intensity 7 in Bohol, Cebu and Siquijor. It was measured at intensity 4 in parts of Northern Mindanao. Meantime, as to possible volcanic-related earthquakes, Danlag said the area has two active volcanoes but none of them have exhibited signs of activity so far. The area’s active volcanoes are Mt. Matutum in Polomolok and Tupi towns as well as Mt. Melebingoy (formerly Parker) in T’boli town, all in South Cotabato. (MindaNews)

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NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late espouses VICTORIA DAMALERIO and RAYMUNDO LEONES, consisting of a parcel of land situated at Agtugop, Asturias Cebu, covered by Tax Declaration No. 06-01763, with PIN NO. 043-06-0003-003-21, containing an area of 43,078 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE SPOUSES VICTORIA DAMALERIO AND RAYMUNDO LEONES made and entered into by and among decedents Victoria Damalerio and Raymundo Leones’ legitimate heirs, namely, Banjamin D. Leones, Conchita Leones Osigan, Macario D. Leones, and Luzminda L. Lagura, agreeing to divide and adjudicate unto themselves abovedescribed real estate pro-indiviso, and selling, transferring and conveying above-said real property unto spouses Amerito C. Cole and Teresita O. Cole for and in consideration of the sum of P50,000.00, per Doc. No. 469; Page No. 94; Book No. X; Series of 2011 of the Notarial Registry of Roy Orlando D. Doyon, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan and Agusan del Norte. MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24

1 soldier died, 1 rebel nabbed in Army, NPA encounter in Agusan del Norte BUTUAN City––A soldier died and one rebel was arrested as Army troopers engaged an armed group believed to be New People’s Army (NPA) in a 10-minute firefight at the vicinity of Palo 9, Brgy. Poblacion 1, Santiago in Agusan del Norte Monday morning. Reports from Agusan

del Norte Police Provincial Office reaching the regional headquarters on Tuesday said that about 7:15 a.m. on Mond ay, Army troopers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) under 2Lt. Jose Miguel Hernandez of the 29th Infantry Battalion while

on combat patrol encountered five NPA members believed to be members of the Sanga Samahang Partido Platoon 16A under “Ka Oto.” The firefight lasted for about 10 minutes after which the NPAs withdrew towards the southern direction of the said place.

SURIGAO City––Surigao del Norte Rep. Guillermo A. Romarate Jr. (2nd District) is calling for a congressional investigation on a Chinese mining company in Claver

town in Surigao del Norte for allegedly operating even while under suspension. The lawmaker filed House Resolution No. 361 earlier this month, directing the House Committees on Natural Resources, Indigenous People and Labor and Employment to investigate the reported continued operations of Shenzhou Mining Group Corporation (SMGC) despite its suspension due to

violations of mining and environmental laws. Romarate noted that the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) suspended SMGC last July 18 due to the company’s failure to address the issue on excessive siltation in the shoreline, which connects the boundaries of the two Surigao provinces. The siltation allegedly worsened with SMGC’s construction of a settling pond right on seashore.

According to the police report, PFC Rey A. Pastrana was hit on his head during the firefight. Pastrana died on the spot. The operating troops of the Army belonging to the 42nd Division Reconnaisance Company (DRC) during a hot pursuit operations against the withdraw-

ing NPAs apprehended a certain Jerry Banaw, aka “Manuel” alleged to be the team leader of Caloy Platoon 1. Army troopers are still conducting hot pursuit operations against the other fleeing NPAs. A report from the Philippine News Agency

Surigao solon wants probe on operation of suspended nickel mining company

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But SMGC corporate secretary Jacqueline Mel de Leon has denied the congressman’s claim, telling the court that their company has not conducted any mining operation. “The corporation is conducting rehabilitation; that there’s no truth to the allegation of petitioner that the company conducted clandestine operation,” she said. According to Romarate, Surigao del Sur Rep. Philip A. Pichay and other Caraga congressmen have signified their intention to become co-authors of the resolution. The lawmaker cited the complaints against the mining company over its alleged non-payment of national and local taxes and royalties to the Mamanwa community, the lumads recognized

by the National Commission on the Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) as claimant of the mining concession. Romarate’s proposed resolution also noted several complaints by employees who accused SMGC of failing to pay salaries and employment benefits. “It is clear that this mining company violated not only environmental laws but likewise appropriate tax and labor laws and the IPRA (Indigenous Peoples Rights Act). The charges against [SMGC] are piling up and yet it keeps on skirting them,” Romarate said. “Its directors should be made to explain and Congress should conduct an ocular inspection as soon as possible.” A report from Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews


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MNLF members yield in Bukidnon MALITBOG, Bukidnon -- An undetermined number of individuals who claimed to be members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) surrendered “en masse” to officials in Malitbog, Bukidnon, a town official said on Monday. Malitbog Vice Mayor Gary Casino said that those who surrendered were unarmed MNLF members from the farming village of Abyawan, Barangay Siloo, a faraway hinterland area accessible via the neighboring town of Manolo Fortich. Casino said that the MNLF members surrendered their ID cards as a symbolic gesture, showing that they no longer want to be identified as members of the MNLF. The mass surrender came after a warrant of

arrest was issued against MNLF founding chairman Nur Misuari following the MNLF attack in Zamboanga City recently. Casino said that the MNLF members had sent out surrender feelers and were fetched by a government vehicle to be brought to the municipal center, where they surrendered officially to the Philippine National Police. He said the MNLF memb ers were most likely under MNLF Commander Amir Alibug. The names of those who surrendered were not made available, Casino said. The military said that they would be monitoring the movement and activities of the MNLF members who surrendered. (PNA)

In support to the government’s effort on food self-sufficiency and in the promotion of responsible rice consumption, Regional Technical Director for Regulatory and Research Constancio C. Maghanoy, Jr. (right) and Cora A. Dumayaca (left), Regional Rice Program Focal Person lead the recent launching of Region 10’s Rice Industry Primer Series of the Philippine Rice Research Institute. The primer is a compilation of pertinent information on the factors affecting the development of the rice industry in the region. (DA-RAFID 10)

PDEA nabs five drug suspects in buy bust operations CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Five more suspected drug traffickers were rounded up in a series of separate raids conducted by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the PDEA reported on Monday. Emerson Margate, PDEA regional director, said that the series of raids were

conducted separately in Kauswagan, and Camamanan, all urban barangays in Cagayan de Oro City. Margate identified the suspects as Muarip Mamongcara y Abdullah, Christian Pimentel y Gabule, Amerodin Macaraub y Mamongcara, Aida Matanog y Mamao and Sidney Abella

y Rosal. Seized from the suspects were a total of 15 grams of the suspected illegal “shabu” (methamphetamine hydrochloride) and some 26 heat sealed transparent plastic sachets with an estimated total street price of P 190,000. The PDEA has already

as local and foreign tourist and Balikbayans as well. “ City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte said. The Concept parade was conceptualized in 2010 after the city mayor together with his Team One Oroquieta seats as the new administration and continuosly done and celebrated until this time, the 4th Concept Parade is now a yearly event as the city celebrates its city Fiesta in honor of the Lady of the Holy Rosary. “It will be naturally become one of the city’s tourist attraction together with our Inug-og Festival, the culture based street dancing and ritual competition depecting our original settlers, the Subanens.” Mayor said. Meanwhile, The Misamis Occidental National High School contingent with their British Heirachy of the Royal Family won the champion,

while the 1st Runner was the parading white butterflies of the Mindanao Univesity of Science and Technology-Oroquieta, and the 2nd runner was the Flight Stewardess and their Pilots on foot parade comprising of 300 more or less teachers of the City School DepED Division led by their own pilot, Dr. Agustines Cepe, Schools Division Superintendent. The weary and tired participants did not mined after all and made their day in a joyous mode. After the 4th Concept Parade, in the evening, the merry making continues with the flaring lights and “booms” from the Fireworks and Pyrotechnics Competition and the deafing sound and music from the guest artists compliments of the City Mayor, The Dawn and the Freestyle Band Groups.

Oroquieta’s Concept Parade, the region’s next Tourism Attraction By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

Oroquieta City – With today;s internet game, “ Candy Crash” the Office of the City Mayor and the Sangguniang Panlungsod concept led all the way the 4th Oroquieta Concept Parade witness by huge crowd of local residents and visitors bringing with them their whole family lined up along the city streets, the heavy downpour that came before the start of the now fanous concept parade did not stop Oroquietanons to enjoy the event of the day. And with the Lady of the Holy Rosary, the patroness of the City of Good Life, protecting them the rain suddenly stop and the parade must go on with 11 contingent that qualifies as participating contestant of the 4th Concept Parade while another bacth of non-contestant made the concept parade more interesting to watch with the gracious movements of the participants as the show their concepts. “We have made it to the fourth time, and it means that their will more concept parade coming and will be witnessed and enjoyed not only with Oroquietanons but

arrested about 40 persons who were directly and indirectly suspected to be involved in the drug trafficking since the agency mounted a no-nonsense drive against the illicit drug

trade starting in September. Margate said that the recovered pieces of drug evidence were brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory for qualitative and quantitative examination.

He said the suspects are now temporarily detained in a PDEA detention cell for the filing of violation of Republic Act 9165 or the anti-drug law against them. (PNA)


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Gastronomic delight, meanwhile, awaits hank you AirAsia Zest for expandthose who are headed to Cebu via AirAsia ing your operations in Cebu. Aside from its current Cebu to Zest. Dubbed as the Queen City of the Manila daily flights, Air Asia Zest has South, Cebu is highly urbanized and as commenced daily service to Davao and cosmopolitan as Manila. Food is one of its main tourist attractions. Since American Cagayan de Oro. Daily direct flights from Cebu to Kuala chef and television personality Anthony Lumpur will start on December 1, ac- Bourdain called it the “best pig ever,” cording to AirAsia Zest Executive Vice Zubuchon has become the most popular lechon (roasted pig) for visitors. President and Chief Operating Editorial Abu-han restaurant’s pochero Officer Joy Caneba. Aside from its low fares, Air Asia or Cebu’s version of bulalo (bone marrow Zest is offering more choices, enhanced soup) is also gaining popularity among services and access to AirAsia’s over 85 local and international tourists. Thank you Air Asia Zest for these destinations stretching across all Asean countries as well as China, India and breathtaking adventure awaiting Mindanao tourists and visitors. Australia. Laudable indeed is AirAsia Zest’s new service to Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Puerto Princesa (Palawan) providing accessibility to island beaches, marine sanctuaries and exciting water sports and outdoor extreme activities. Its now more easier for tourists and visitors to enjoy the outdoor fun of Northern Mindanao and Cagayan de Oro (CDO) such as white water rafting, kayaking, caving, spelunking and other extreme sports activities, Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is gifted with natural wonders, resorts, museum, parks and rich history. Those who are visiting CDO may also explore the nearby provinces of Bukidnon and Lanao del Norte for their majestic mountain ranges, pineapple plantation and breathtaking countryside.


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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II

A calamity worth pondering THE havoc-wreaking magnitude 7.2 earthquake that devastated Cebu and Bohol Tuesday morning not sparing even places of worship considered as national treasures is something that we ought to be pondering about if these are results also of humanity’s alienation from nature. The floods causing death and massive destruction to crops and properties during heavy downpours have already been settled to be the result of the balding of the mountains of their forest cover. With regard this particular calamity, there is no more debate or doubt that the wanton destruction of our forests is the immediate cause of this calamity that is now tormenting every place in the country every time there is a heavy downpour. The vicious character of Tuesday’s earthquake, I understand, still has to be understood by experts as to what triggered it. But I still could vividly remember that when the Philippine National Oil Corp. was drilling wells for its geothermal power plant project at the foot of Mt. Pinatubo, the ita natives in the place warned them of the consequences it might bring to the dormant volcano. At that time of geothermal drillings, Mt. Pinatubo as a volcano was literally asleep for over 600 years. Its last recorded eruption happened 600 years before. The ita tribal leaders warned the PNOC people that their drillings will surely awaken the dormant volcano and might trigger its eruption. Of course, like the people in Noah’s time as recorded in the bible, the PNOC scientists and experts Just brushed off the warnings issued by the tribal leaders for not having any scientific basis. They went ahead with their drillings. I just don’t know at this point if the geothermal project was successful and if successful if it is still operational up to this day. Not long after, however, Mt. Pinatubo showed signs of being awakened. It was later registered as active after 600 years of being asleep. Then in June of 1992, Mt. Pinatubo erupted. The havoc it wreaked was never imagined or even predicted with accuracy despite modern technology. If we remember, the lahar spewed by the angry volcano buried several places that later could no longer be located in the map of Central Luzon. At the time of its eruption, the volcanic ashes of Mt. Pinatubo prevented small and large aircrafts from flying. Such volcanic ashes even found its way as far as Japan. The eruption of Mt. Pinatubo forced the US government to abandon its biggest military airbase outside of its territory, the Clark Airbase in Angeles, Pampanga, because the military installation was rendered inoperative due to lahar and volcanic ashes. The US military personnel left Clark in haste. They left without any fanfare or ceremony. The havoc that the Mt. Pinatubo eruption had wrought is still felt up to this time especially during a heavy downpour when lahar is washed by the floods. I could also remember that after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, PNOC scientists and experts somehow gave credence to the previous warnings issued by the ita tribal leaders against the geothermal drillings. Though they did not directly confirm the tribal leaders’ fears, the PNOC people somehow agreed that the drilling indeed caused some disturbance to the volcano’s dormant state. It is in this regard, that I hope science and technology experts start to study why today’s earthquakes are becoming vicious in its magnitude and the causal destruction they now bring. I was born and I grew up in Cebu but I could not remember a 7.2 magnitude earthquake ever happening there while I was still living in the place. I’d like science to tell us why earthquakes in such a killer and destructive magnitude ever occurred. Knowing the cause that triggered such earthquake to be so vicious will probably help us prevent its occurrence and it its occurrence can never be prevented, at least we can mitigate its ill-effects. Science should be in the forefront of studying and knowing these things if we ever want to mitigate the vicious nature of today’s earthquakes. Imagine Tuesday’s earthquake figuratively bringing to its knees places of worship that had been in existence for several centuries See CALAMITY, page 11

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The basics of upper respiratory tract infections In one’s lifetime, I believe most of us must have had the unfortunate experience of having that most difficult hard and so dry cough, that it kind of embarrasses us, particularly if we are in a crowd! Yes, an upper respiratory tract infection can present as a dry cough ( which is so bothersome that it disturbs even the most basic of needs, which is sleeping ), and in all likelihood, accompanied with hoarseness. Other symptoms include sneezing and a runny nose, nasal congestion, difficulty in swallowing and even breathing. Fever and that general feeling of weakness and tiredness. It is not uncommon also for patients to complain of diarrhea, body aches, nausea and vomiting. An URTI , is one of the most common reasons for those Out Patient visits , as well as being absent from school or work. The infection can affect anywhere from the sinuses, the nasal passages, pharynx, larynx. Air that one breathes in

Health In Focus Dr. Mary Jean Loreche from the outside passes through these passages on its way to the trachea and eventually to the lungs. Thus, the infection may even be specific like if it is the sinuses, then it is called as sinusitis. The incubation period, meaning the time as to manifesting the disease after exposure to a person with the illness, actually depends on the infecting micro-organism. In most cases, URTI is caused by a virus, and it may take 1-5 days before one gets to present with the disease. If it is bacterial, depending also on the type of bacteria, the incubation period varies from 1 – 10 days. URTI can affect anyone, anytime of the day or year.

But this is more common when the humidity is high. Persons who are more at risk of developing an URTI are those with close physical contact with affected individuals, and those living in closed and crowded quarters like nursing homes, prisons, and even in evacuation centres. Patients who are immune-compromised like Diabetics, or those with the Big C, and those exposed to smoking are likewise more prone to develop an URTI. Although the illness in most cases are self limiting, meaning, it resolves on its own, and it can last only from3 – 14 days, and requires no hospitalization, there are certain instances where the patient may need to be admitted for manage-

ment. When the symptoms last for more than 2 weeks, or when the URTI is recurring, or, when there is difficulty of breathing, then, it is to the best interest of the patient to be hospitalized. Rest and plenty of fluid intake are the mainstay of treatment in uncomplicated URTI cases. Simple measures that may be considered as helpful when afflicted with URTI: steaming in order to loosen up the mucus, having adequate hydration through water intake. The use of salt water gurgles, lozenges and sleeping in a semi-upright position can help one through the episode. Antibiotics should be used when indicated only and not routinely. Hand-washing and the covering of one’s mouth when sneezing or coughing, are simple yet life saving measures, that, we each can easily do in order to contain the micro-organisms, preventing their further spread....

Focus on the family THINK a minute. Some parents can trace their family back 300 years, but they don’t know where their children were last night. A wise man said: “If fathers took their sons fishing when they were young, they wouldn’t have to go hunting for them when they’re older.” It has also been stated: “There are no illegitimate children—only illegitimate parents.” Just having children doesn’t make a man a father or a woman a mother. One father admitted: “The thorns I’ve reaped are from the garden I planted.” It’s sad that some parents spend more time raising fruits and vegetables than they do raising their own

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis concluded: “If you fail to do a good job raising your children, whatever else you do doesn’t matter much.” No work is more important than the work of raising our children to become happy, successful people.

Merciless Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke11:37-41(October15, 2013-Tuesday) Luke 11:37-41-And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat. And when the Pharisee saw [it], he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. [Ye] fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also? But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you: This gospel tells us the truth of our daily focus in our lives. We are very much concerned of our physical cleansing but we neglect the purity of our souls. This was the ground of Jesus why He criticized the Pharisee since they were very strict to their laws and “merciless.” In Matthew 23:27-Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead [men’s] bones, and of all uncleanness. Look, it is our habit to watch ourselves on the mirror

children. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis concluded: “If you fail to do a good job raising your children, whatever else you do doesn’t matter much.” No work is more important than the work of raising our children to become happy, successful people. The first doctor in history to successfully perform a heart transplant was the South African surgeon, Christian Barnard. But in his book, One Life, he tells about his failure as a husband and father. Dr. Barnard had gone away to America for many months doing his world-famous medical work. He tells what happened See family, page 11

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas to check our physical figure. How about our inner figure? This cannot be detected by looking on the mirror but by reading the Holy Bible. Take note, BIBLE means- Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. Are you interested with the status of your souls? Therefore, do not waste your time in cleansing your physical only since this cannot help us during the judgment day. We need to include our souls in cleansing through coming to the sacrament of Confession: SPONSORED:Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request


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Government funds for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi held ‘hostage’ in Zam City

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AMBOANGA CITY – Provincial government employees in Sulu and Tawi-Tawi in southern Philippines continue to suffer as banks ran out of cash for salaries and other funds as commercial flights from Zamboanga City to the island-provinces remain suspended for over a month now. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) suspended all flights following attacks by separatist rebels in Zamboanga City on September 9 and three weeks of street battles had killed and wounded over 400 people. Although commercial flights in Zamboanga to Davao, Manila and Cebu resumed last month, local flights to Sulu and TawiTawi have not resumed, Publication Notice RA 10172

and employees were forced to borrow since the Land Bank of the Philippines was not able to transport monies to the provinces. Not only employees are affected by the suspension of the flights, but government projects and other development and propoor programs are also stalled because the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) - the share of revenues a local government from the national government - for

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Baungon, Bukidnon

CCE-0028-2013 RA 10172 7, 2013

Date: October

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC 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 RA 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that CHARMEL P. PALAPAR has filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in his Certificate of live Birth, Charmel Pacunio Palapar at Baungon, Bukidnon and whose parents are Faustino Palapar and Frediswenda Pacunio. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file a written opposition with this Office not later than 23 October 2013. (Sgd.) FELIPE C. CADIZ Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: OCT. 10 & 17, 2013

Republic of the Philippines ] Province of Camiguin ] S.S. Municipality of Mambajao ] AFFIDAVIT OF WAIVER AND QUITCLAIM That we INOCENCIO ALON and ANTONIO ALON, of legal ages, Filipino citizens, married and a residents of Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, do hereby depose and say: That our Late father Regino Alon inherited a parcel of land located at Sebato, Agoho, Mambajao, Camiguin from our Grand father Fausto Alon by way of Oral Partition; That as a result of the declaration of all adjudicated shares of inheritance of our Late father Regino Alon a parcel of land shared to his younger sister PROCESA ALON BUCOG was erroneously included in the transfer to his name which parcel is more particularly described as follows, to wit; North: Lot No. 4736, Lot Not 4514, Soledad Bulawin; South: Lot No. 4517, Teodoro Alon; East: Lot No. 4519- Catalino Chan; West: Lot No. 4514, Soledad Bulawin covered by T/D No. 05495 denominated as Lot no. 4518, containing an area of 1,849 square meters. That by virtue of this instrument, We do hereby WAIVE, RENOUNCE and QUITCLAIM our rights, interest and participation over the aforesaid Parcel of land and the same be transferred back to the Hrs of our Late aunt Procesa Alon Bucog,, hence this affidavit is executed. That we executed this affidavit for the purpose of attesting the truth of the foregoing facts to request the proper agency of the government to rectify their records infavor of the herein Waivee.

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the provinces cannot be drawn from the bank for lack of funds. The CAAP cannot lift the suspension of commercial flights to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi without the approval of the Crisis Management Committee (CMC) headed by Zamboanga Mayor Maria Isabella Salazar, although she has approved the resumption of other flights to Zamboanga. Salazar said police and military authorities would recommend to the CMC whether to allow the resumption of flights to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Even ferries from Zamboanga to the two provinces are limited and have severely affected its economy. The Department of Budget and Management in Zamboanga said the IRA for the two provinces have been released, although EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF OSCAR ALCANTARA WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased OSCAR ALCANTARA, who died on September 10, 2005 in Manila; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Acacia Extn., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and more particularly described as follows; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-20397 “A Parcel of land, (Lot 2013-A-1-B, Psd-10-000360, being a portion of Lot 2013-A-1, (LRC) Psd-184901) situated in the Barrio of Carmen, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF OSCAR ALCANTARA WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by and among the HEIRS OF OSCAR ALCANTARA, namely; 1. NONILIA NATINDIM ALCANTARA, of legal age, Filipino, widow and resident of Acacia Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving wife of the deceased; 2. ROLAND N. ALCANTARA, of legal age, Filipino and resident of Acacia Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving son of the deceased; 3. OSCAR N. ALCANTARA, JR., of legal age, Filipino and resident of Acacia Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving son of the deceased; 4. DAN N. ALCANTARA, of legal age, Filipino and resident of Acacia Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving son of the deceased; 5. ADONIS N. ALCANTARA, of legal age, Filipino and resident of Acacia Extension, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, and the surviving son of the deceased; that the above-named parties, are the legitimate children and the sole/compulsory/surviving heirs of the deceased. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE MILLION PESOS (P1,000,000.00), receipt in full of which is hereby acknowledged from EDUARDO N. ALVAREZ, of legal age, Filipino, single, and resident of No. 28, Masterson Ave., Ilaya-Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City, the VENDOR, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, EDUARDO N. ALVAREZ, the above-described real property and all improvements found therein; as per Doc. No. 456; Page No. 92; Book No. 172; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: OCT. 3, 10 & 17, 2013

the September fund was slightly delayed due to the breakout of violence in Zamboanga. “Okay na yun IRA for September and October dahil na-release na ang mga ito at wala naman kaming nakukuhang reklamo mula sa mga budget officers. Nasa bangko na kung paano nila ide-deliver ang pera,” Atty. Nilda Cemine, DBM’s assistant regional director, told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. Provincial budget officers have largely blamed the suspension of commercial flights to the problems now facing hundreds of employees and contractual workers. Shirley Macaso, manager of Land Bank of the Philippines in Zamboanga City, also said the IRA is ready for transport, but CAAP has not lifted the suspension of commercial flights to Sulu and Tawi-

Tawi. She said they have already talked to the managers of Philippine Air Lines and Cebu Pacific, which regularly flies to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, for a special flight so they can transport the monies, but the CAAP has not given the approval for the flight, not without the go signal from CMC. Macaso said she also tried talking to the military if it can provide them just one special flight, but was told to wait for any available aircraft. They also tried to charter a plane, but failed to get the needed approval from authorities to fly to Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. “Suspended pa rin yun flights for Sulu and Tawi-Tawi at ilang beses na rin kaming humingi ng permiso mula sa Crisis Management Committee and we also talked to the (management) of the Philippine Air Lines and Cebu Pac(ific), but wala

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND ADJUDICATION OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED GLORIA ACUNA KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: That I, NORTITA ACUÑA VERGARA, of legal age, and a bona fide resident of Purok 6, Acuna Beach, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, do hereby freely and spontaneously declare and made manifest, to wit; 1. That I am one of the surviving siblings of the deceased of Gloria Taala Acuña, who was single when she died. 2. That the aforementioned deceased died at the Capitol University Medical City, San Pedro, Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines on May 20, 2011. 3. That the surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased Gloria Taala Acuña are as follows: Angelo T. Acuña, Nortita Acuña Vergara, Rudolfo T. Acuña, and Amando T. Acuña. The surviving widow and daughter of our deceased brother, Arturo T. Acuña, are Jovita T. Acuña and Sheila Acuña Dayahan, respectively. 4. That the deceased died without leaving any WILL and we are her only surviving heirs. 5. That we, the surviving heirs of Gloria Taala Acuña, waive our interests over our sister’s property and bank accounts and adjudicate the same in favor of our niece MARIKO T. BURRELL, a resident of 1209 Cayote Lane, El Paso Texas, 79912, USA. 6. That the deceased left a parcel of land and three (3) bank accounts, more particularly described as follows: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NUMBER T-41303 “A parcel of land (Lot 4, Ped-10-005319 being a portion of lot F-06-6620-D) situated in the Barrio of Unalag, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED ONE (2401) square meters more or less. BANK ACCOUNTS OF THE DECEASED GLORIA ACUNA Bank Account Number Amount as of May 2012 Phil. National Bank (PNB) SA 287389800012 39,392.81 Phil. National Bank (PNB) TD 2873898400000010 376,286.33 Bank of the Phil Islands (BPI) SA 002043-2472-58 112,433.00 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto affixed our signatures this ___th day of AUG. 22, 2013, in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, exhibiting my IDs: ____________issued at______________. (SGD.) SHEILA ACUÑA DAYAHAN (Legitimate Surviving Heir of Gloria T. Acuña) (SGD.) NORTITA ACUÑA VERGARA (Legitimate Surviving Sister) (SGD.) JOVITA T. ACUÑA (Legitimate Surviving Heir of Gloria T. Acuña) (SGD.) RUDOLFO TAALA ACUÑA (Legitimate Surviving Brother) (SGD.) ANGELO T. ACUÑA (Legitimate Surviving Brother) (SGD.) AMANDO T. ACUÑA (Legitimate Surviving Brother)

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pa rin go signal from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.” “And we also tried chartering a plane to bring the money and hindi rin puwedeng lumipad dahil walang flights na allowed sa Sulu and Tawi-Tawi, and we talked to the military about giving us a special flight, and ang priority kasi nila is the mission and so we have to wait kung may available aircraft na magagamit to transport the money,” Macaso said in a separate interview. For the meantime, Macaso said they have allowed local government units from Sulu and Tawi-Tawi to withdraw funds in Zamboanga City. But transporting huge amount of money from Zamboanga to the provinces also poses a big risk for budget officers. “We are really doing everything we could to resolve this problem,” she said. (Mindanao Examiner) EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS OF DECEASED PERSON LEONARDO P. PALMARES WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late LEONARDO P. PALMARES, who died on March 21, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City, at the time of his death, left a Savings Account with Dumaguete City Development Bank (DCDB), Busco, Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon, with Savings Account No. 003-00049903; is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS OF DECEASED PERSON LEONARDO P. PALMARES WITH SPECIAL POWER OF ATTORNEY, made and executed by and among: NESTOR M. PALMARES, JOSE NOLI M. PALMARES, CHARLITA P. TUBONGBANUA, REY M. PALMARES and MARLON M. PALMARES, all of legal age, all married, Filipinos with residences and postal address at Barandias, Pangantucan, Bukidnon; RENIE M. PALMARES and CHIELROSE P. BONGGOT, all of legal age, both married, Filipinos with residences and postal address at Dagumbaan, Maramag, Bukidnon; All hereinafter known as the HEIR-PRINCIPAL: and CHARLIE P. TIU, of legal age, married, Filipino, with residence and postal address at Barandias, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, hereinafter known as the HEIR/ATTORNEY-IN-FACT; are the legitimate children and sole heirs. NOW THEREFORE we, NESTOR M. PALMARES, JOSE NOLI M. PALMARES, CHARLITA P. TUBONGBANUA, REY M. PALMARES, MARLON M. PALMARES, RENIE M. PALMARES and CHIELROSE P. BONGGOT, by these presents do hereby NAME, CONSTITUTE AND APPOINT our sister CHARLIE P. TIU, to be our true and lawful Attorney-In-Fact, for us in our place and stead, to do perform the following acts and deeds, to wit; to represent us and act in our behalf to withdraw the whole amount under the above-account with Dumaguete City Development Bank, including the power and authority to sign any or all papers and to close the same and all other act or acts in connection with this authority. As per Doc. No. 2143; Page No. 428; Book No. V; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. ABUNDIO UR. GAITERA. MDN: OCT. 10, 17 & 24, 2013


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SouthCot to get 50 more cops for barangay polls

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ENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The Police Regional Office 12 has approved the assignment of additional 50 policemen to South Cotabato province to augment the area’s security pool for the Oct. 28 barangay elections.

Supt. James Gulmatico, South Cotabato deputy provincial police director for administration, said the fresh deployment was based on a request that they earlier submitted to the regional police office in preparation for the upcoming polls. “The 50 additional policemen will complete our deployment requirement for the elections,” he said in a media forum. Gulmatico said the additional policemen, who will come from the Regional Public Safety Battalion, will be deployed in the province a week before the elections. He said they will be assigned to assist the mobile security teams of each of the province’s 10 municipal and lone city police

stations. “As in the last May election, we will also assign a minimum of two policemen in every polling center,” he said. The official said they will deploy their personnel to polling centers a day before the barangay elections on Oct. 28. As of Monday, Gulmatico said all police units in the area are already on full alert as part of their poll security preparations. “We will sustain that alert status after the end of the election period,” he said. Policemen are not allowed to go on leave or file leaves of absence when their areas are under the full alert status. The Philippine National Police central office has

P2.8- M tramline installed in remote village in Sarangani By DANILO E. DOGUILES

KORONADAL CITY, South Cotabato -Transport of products in hard-toreach villages in Malungon, Sarangani have become smoother and less costly with the installation of a tramline in the area. Recently, the Department of Agriculture in Soccsksargen Region (DA 12) has completed installation of a P2.8 million worth of tramline in said town to facilitate the smooth flow of various farm products from various production areas to intended local markets. DA 12 Regional Executive Director Amalia JayagDatukan said the facility will definitely assist farmers in the transportation of their produce from highly-elevated areas of Barangay Datal Batong and nearby villages. “The rate of postharvest losses caused by rugged roads is expected to be trimmed down as farmers start to bring their products to the markets with the aid of a tramline,” Director Datukan said. The 800-meter long tramline traverses a 500feet deep mountain ridge to sitio Blol. In each delivery, the tramline could carry from 350 to 500 kilograms of farm goods. Malungon Mayor Reynaldo Constantino said the transport facility could also benefit poor farmers from Barangay Kiturok -the farthest Blaan-occupied

community at the southern border of the municipality. Mayor Constantino said it will not only expand the local production of highvalue crops but will also help advance socio-economic condition of the small farmers in the area, who are mostly indigenous people. “ This fast and safer means of transportation will reduce the cost of transport expenses by almost 25 percent compared with the previous hauling system using cattle and horses,” Constantino pointed out. Information from the provincial information office of Sarangani indicated that there are already two operational agricultural tramlines installed in the entire province. The other facility was located in Kiamba. Philippine Center for Post-Harvest and Mechanization (Philmech) reported that DA has bankrolled more or less P96-million from its 2012 budget for the installation of 32 tramline systems nationwide. Apart from those tramlines being completed this year, PhilMech officials noted that more tramlines will be constructed up to 2016. “Of the 156 physical targets to be installed, 89 will be constructed in Luzon while the rest will be distributed in the Visayas and Mindanao regions. (DEDoguiles-PIA 12 with LMSalvo-DA 12)

set the same policy for all police units in the May 13 local and national midterm elections. The South Cotabato police earlier “cleared” the province of any potential watchlist area or hotspot for the barangay elections. Gulmatico said their assessment showed that the area’s peace order situation has remained relatively stable and they have not monitored any major security threat that might disrupt the conduct of the polls. He said the province has also remained clear in terms of violent incidents that might be related to the upcoming elections. According to the Comelec, the “areas of concern” are localities wherein pollrelated rivalries have started to heat up but are still considered manageable in terms of their overall peace and order situation. Those under the election watchlist or hotspot category comprise areas that were already considered for placement or declaration under Comelec control due to the possible escalation of election-related violence. (MindaNews)

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GenSan to relocate residents living in danger zones G E N E R A L S A N TO S CITY -- The city government is working for the relocation of around 1,800 families here living in various flood-prone areas and other declared calamity danger zones. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said the local government recently acquired a 40-hectare site in Barangay Bawing that will be developed as relocation area for informal settlers and residents who were earlier displaced by various calamities that hit the area. “Our main priority is the informal settlers situated along the danger zones,” the mayor said. Based on the site’s development plan, Rivera said they are planning to build housing units that will be offered to the beneficiaries through a socialized scheme. Citing a report from the City Housing and Land Management Office, he said a total of 1,818 households will benefit from the project. He said the city government is presently screening the potential

beneficiaries to make sure that they are really residents of the city. The mayor said they had received reports a number of residents of the city’s neighboring provinces have signified interest to also avail of the housing program. Owing to this, Rivera said he has commissioned experts from the Mindanao State University here to conduct a study to help identify the qualified families for the scheme. The city government has facilitated the resettlement in the past several years of around 6,000 families through various private and government-led socialized housing programs. The beneficiaries of the earlier housing programs were identified based on the requirements set by Republic Act 7279 or the Urban Development and Housing Act (UDHA) of 1992. UDHA is a government framework that provides security and housing tenure for poor residents, especially the

informal settlers. It mandated local government units to provide socialized housing projects for the relocation of informal settlers and allocate funds to address squatting and other related housing problems. Rivera earlier said the city government will pursue the relocation this year of residents situated in several calamity dangers zones, especially those who were affected by the perennial flooding along the Silway River. Hundreds of families that were situated in communities near the Silway River were forced to evacuate several times in the last three years due to the swelling of the river’s waters. Silway River, which flows to Sarangani Bay, is the main outlet of several river-tributaries from the upland areas in nearby South Cotabato province. Several portions of the dike along the Silway River earlier suffered breaches and eventually collapsed following heavy rains in the area. (MindaNews)

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARl’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sluri’a Judical District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARl’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sluri’a Judical District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-136 REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RUBEN J. VALERIA AND DINAH Q. ORTEZUELA-VALERIA, RUBEN J. VALERIA AND DINAH Q. ORTEZUELA-VALERIA, Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------------------------------/

ROBERT L. MAGHUYOP Petitioner, Civil Case No. 2013-117 - Versus For Divorce by TALAQ. GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHU YOP, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/ SUMMON BY PUBLICATION

ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on January 9, 1995, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Poblacion, Magsaysay, Zamboanga del Sur, respectively, c/o Zaide Law Office, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City, at which they can be served with summons and notices relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated in the early part of 2010 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in the early part of 2010 or for over three (3) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 9, J995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 8th day of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2013 Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BET WEEN SPOUSES MARITA S. LAPAD- BORJA AND MAXIMO T. BORJA, MARITA S. LAPAD-BORJA, -Versus-

CIVIL CASE N02013-126

Petitioner,

TO: GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHUYOP Purok 1 Malipayon, Culo Molave, Zamboanga del Sur GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on September 12, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summon by publication upon respondent GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAGHUYOP in a newspaper of general circulation in this city, one a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner is a Muslim and husband and wife married on November 27, 2006 at Molave, Zamboanga Del Sur; WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated from the Petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent GIRLIE Q. LAURON-MAOHUYOP is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at Purok Ilang-Ilang, Upper Ditucalan, Iligan City; You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. lligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, September 12, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING M. ALI Clerk of Court MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTR ATION OF DIVORCE, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-127 ELEANIE M. YAMAGATA. Petitioner, -VersusITSUSABURO YAMAGATA, Respondent. X----------------------------------------------------/

MAXIMO T. BORJA. Respondent. x------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER ORDER

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on October 28, 1995 at Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residence at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros.- Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Gingoog City respectively: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for more than six (6) years already, since early part of 2007, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on October 28, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this day 1st of October, 2013.

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on March 16, 2009 at Manila, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam was Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and. other legal processes relative to this case at their resilience at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara-Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros.- Kalambagohun Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Cagavan de Oro City respectively. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on March 16, 2009 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all prove futile. WHEREFORE, Finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at winch time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of October, 2013.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2013

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2013


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GPH, MILF stuck on power-sharing By CAROLYN O. ARGUILLAS

First of two-part series

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AVAO CITY — The government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) peace panels resumed talks Tuesday, extended it supposedly until Saturday but ended early Sunday morning with no deal struck on the Annex on Power-Sharing as the parties got stuck on a major issue on the ministerial form of government.

October 13 is two days short of the first anniversary of the signing of the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB). Signed on October 15 last year amid an atmosphere of euphoria and hope, the FAB paves the way for the creation of the “Bangsamoro,” a new autonomous political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and would be a ministerial form of government. Four annexes to the FAB are needed to complete the comprehensive agreement – Power-sharing, Wealthsharing, Normalization and Transitional Arrangements and Modalities. While the parties committed, under the FAB, to complete the annexes before yearend of 2012, not one annex was signed last year. The Annex on Transitional Arrangements and

Modalities was signed in February while the Annex on Wealth-sharing was signed in July. The carefully-worded six-paragraph Joint Statement signed shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday, states the parties “made substantial progress on the remaining Annexes on Power-Sharing and Normalization” and that they “proceeded in exhaustive, honest discussions in order to identify the best formulations for an agreement that would respond to the aspirations of both Parties.” “The remaining challenges and the time constraints demand that the Panels remain focused on completing the annexes following a break for Eid’Ul’Adha. Both sides have a full understanding of their responsibility as they strive towards a sustainable and inclusive solution for the benefit of all people in

R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

the Bangsamoro,” it said. Malaysia is celebrating Eid’l Adha on Monday while the Philippines is celebrating it on Tuesday, October 15, the first anniversary of the FAB signing. Like last month’s Joint Statement, no date for the next talks was mentioned. Both government and the MILF acknowledged the negotiations were difficult. “Still hard work” Neither GPH peace panel chair Miriam Coronel-Ferrer nor Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita QuintosDeles answered queries late Saturday and shortly after midnight Sunday although at 6:30 p.m., Deles said, “still hard work.” Iqbal at 4 p.m. on Saturday said the talks were “moving slowly” and that there was a “slim chance” they would complete the Annex on Power-sharing. “Still uphill fight,” he said at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. At 11:20 p.m. Iqbal said they were still in the venue of the talks and were “about to clinch structure of ministerial.” Apparently, it was not clinched. “Rigidity has prevented the parties to move fast. No date set for next talks. But many issues were settled,” said Iqbal in a text message at 9:35 a.m. Sunday. Iqbal and his panel were leaving Kuala Lumpur for Manila on the same day.

A fisherman in Samal Island removes seaweeds as he checks his nets before heading out to sea on October 6, 2013. (MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano)

Ferrer told MindaNews in a text message at 10:20 a.m. Sunday that their Malaysian hosts (Malaysia is the facilitator of the talks) “are celebrating Eid’l Adha holiday and could no longer extend the talks to today unfortunately.” But she added that “very good progress has been achieved in the powersharing annex including on the possible structure of the new Bangsamoro political entity and the intergovernmental mecha-

R.A. Form No. 10172 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JAY LIM CABALLERO has filed with this Office a petition for correction particularly in his GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JAY LIM CABALLERO at Sto. Niño Village, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are JAMES CARDENAS CABALLERO and JOSEPHINE CANAMA LIM. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 20 OCTOBER 2013.

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JESSIE PANTONIAL YONGCO has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JESSIE PANTONIAL YONGCO who was born on OCTOBER 29, 1991 at Tinubdan, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are MERLITO YONGCO AND ALICIA PANTONIAL. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 20 OCTOBER 2013.

(Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: Oct. 10 & 17, 2013

MDN: Oct. 10 & 17, 2013

ANTHONY L.TENORIO, -Versus-

CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-128

Petitioner,

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGESTFR THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ROBBY NOBBY M. BAJAMONDE AND CHUCHI LEEN P. OLIVERIO - BAJAMONDE

ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioner and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil ritcs on January 28, 1995 at Boston, Davao Oriental, petitioner converted to Islam faith, of winch conversion to Islam was Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residence at c/o Atty. Chonita S. Lara-Maagad, 109 Tiano Bros. - Kalambagohan Sts., Cagayan de Oro City and Boston, Davao Oriental respectively; That .said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability, they separated for more than five (5) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 28, 1995 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct. 10, 17 & 24, 2013

and combatants, and land conflicts, the provision of socio-economic programs and reconciliation,” “In all it was a productive meeting but the discussions on the many items took time. Despite the exhausting daily overtime sessions in the last five days, the panels remained upbeat. The parties have agreed on a process that will facilitate the settlement of the unsettled issues and will met again in due time.”

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARl’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

CIVIL C ASE N0.: 2013-132

ROBBY NOBBY M. BAJAMONDE AND CHUCHI LEEN P. OLIVERIO-BAJAMONDE Petitioners X--------------------------------------------------/

KARL SOCORRO L. TENORIO, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/

Ferrer said the MILF submitted the features of its envisioned government which the panels discussed and that there is “understanding now on power-sharing but some disagreements still on specific features.” She said discussions are also ongoing on the extent of territorial jurisdiction of the Bangsamoro “over waters and on the protection of fishing rights of subsistence fisherfolk in the Sulu Sea and Moro Gulf.” She said the two panels’ Technical Working Groups on Normalization also met “and achieved working consensus on the mechanisms that will address the different security aspects of normalization such as the private armed groups, and disposition of weapons

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE,

nism that can be instituted to ensure coordination and cooperation between the Central and Bangsamoro governments in the exercise of various powers.” Understanding, Disagreements

JONAFIE C. MACATDON-PIERES, Petitioner,

Civil Case No. 2013-129

-Versus-

For: Judicial Decree of Divorce.

BRIAN ANGELO PIERES. Respondent. x-----------------------------------------------------/ SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

ORDER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 2000 at Pasay City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case c/o Zaide Law Office, 2nd flr.. Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding bentween petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than two (2) years already, since early part of 2011, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either finacially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs: Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on December 8, 2000 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden: Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 am. at which time date and place, any party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of October, 2013.

TO: BRIAN ANGELO PIERES Petal, Dasol, Pangasinan

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court

MDN: Oct 3, 10 & 17, 2013

GREETINGS: WHEREAS, on September 24, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent BRIAN ANGELO PIERES in a newspaper of general circulation in this city, one a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner is a Muslim and husband and wife married on June 3, 2000 at Armon Hall, 13 Beit Alfa, Tel Aviv; Israel; WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more than six (6) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent BRIAN ANGELO PIERES is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at c/o Atty. Henan R. Tabalba, Tibanga hi-way, Iligan City; You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, October 1, 2013.

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stocks were missing, her small store emptied. “A sack of sugar was emptied, seasonings and other cheap products were also stolen,” she told Davao Today. She added that the goods she purchased were worth P6,000. When asked who she thought was responsible for the loss of her goods, Lamugay said it could be the military. Upon their return, villagers found chickens were missing, with only feathers left in a plastic bag. Some of their pigs were also missing. They also found their rice farms destroyed by birds and carabaos. A house located almost a kilometer away from the community was found strafed with bullet holes on its roof and walls. Village chieftain Datu Serrano Mambay-an said he was angered by the damages brought to his village. He said the village leaders would discuss to raise these complaints to local officials. Meanwhile, day care teacher Emilda Colas said classes would resume soon in order to make up for the missed classes of one week. Davao Today was part of the fact-finding team composed of local government staff and support groups led by the nongovernmental BALSA Mindanao that accompanied the Matigsalugs to their homes in the villages of Side Four and Puting Bato in neighboring Barangay Ngan. The mission came after a two-day dialogue facilitated by local officials failed to secure an agreement with the Philippine Army’s 25th Infantry Battalion for them to withdraw from the villages. The villagers wanted the soldiers to pullout from their communities after incidents of abuses ensued including threats against four children. Cristina Lantao, one of the Matigsalug leaders, said the soldiers ‘harassed and used four lumad teenagers as guide in their operations.” “Upat ka-hamtong ang gibaharan, gidapatan sa nawong, ug gigamit isip guide sa mga sundalo kagahapon. Ang usa kay, gitiunan og sunang sa iyang liog. Kanus-a pa man undangon sa military ang gubot na ilang ginadala batok sa amoang yanong sibilyan? (Four teenagers were threatened; one was slapped in the face, and used as a guide by the military. The other one was threatened with a bolo pointing at his neck. When will the military end this trouble that they are causing against us ordinary civilians?)” Datu Adlawon Ocampo, tribal leader of Puting Bato said “Gina-abuso ang mga sibilyan sa mga sundalo. Naay mga kanyon ug machine gun sa amoang luna. Asa naman ang amoang katungod isip lumad?” (The civilians are being abused

by the soldiers. There are tanks and machine guns in our community. Where are our rights as lumads?) Soldiers under the peace and development teams were occupying the villages of Bongkilaton, Quarry, Spur Dos, Bango, Puting Bato, in Brgy. Ngan and in Brgy. Panansalan. Residents maintained that military encampments or installations should be located 800 to 1000 meters away from the civilian communities. The residents wanted the cancellation of the mining permit and operations of Agusan Petroleum & Minerals Corporations and other large-scale mining operations in Compostela, “to give the Typhoon Pablo survivors a chance to recover from the super typhoon’s ravages.” They also demanded for the provision of relief and rehabilitation such as 100 sacks rice and other food, and 100 sacks of corn seeds, farm tools and seedlings. They also warned against non-retaliatory attacks such as threats and harassments, or extrajudicial killings. Datu Serrano said the military officers refused to agree to these demands. (Earl O. Condeza/davaotoday.com)

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a hike in members’ contributions, it turned out that the SSS executives have been receiving as much as P80,000 ($1,859) per month just for attending two board meetings. And on top of that, “SSS chief Emilio S. de Quiros has been taking trips abroad, first-class, all expenses paid, every two months since he took over the pension agency,” said Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares in a statement emailed to media today. It appears also that among government agencies and corporations, the executives of SSS are not the only ones enjoying “excessive paychecks and lavish benefits,” as Colmenares puts it. Aside from the SSS, Colmenares said 19 other state corporations have also handed out “management windfalls.” Colmenares said that among these corporations were the Development Bank of the Philippines (which handed out P10.56 million or $245 thousand to its executives), the Government Service Insurance System (P10.448 million or $243 thousand), and Land Bank of the Philippines (P7.854 million or more than $182 thousand). In a separate statement, Gabriela Women’s Party legislators criticized another government-owned corporation PhilHealth when they learned it also “showered officials with generous perks on the backs of poor members who will pay twice the premiums starting next year.”

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already? There must be a scientific explanation to this. And I want a scientific explanation because if a religious explanation will be given to it, I am afraid it might just add to our division as a race, as a nation, as a people. One thing could not be denied, however, is that the declaration of President Aquino making Tuesday a national holiday in deference to our Muslim compatriots who celebrated Eid al Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice that day greatly mitigated the number of casualties. Just imagine the number of casualties if Tuesday was not a religious holiday. God truly works in mysterious ways, isn’t it? •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. Blogspot.com)

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was conducted by Electroweld’s product analyst Mr. Jojo Catabona. He came all the way from Manila to Cagayan de Oro for the purpose of showing clients the efficiency and proper application of such products, per request also of Anakciano in order for them to upgrade their equipment and update welders with the new technology. The products include a variety of welding rods and Solar-branded inverter or welding machine. Using the Solar-branded welding machine, a company can save up 60% in regards to electricity bills upon changing from the conventional alternate current welding machines which require transformers into the inverter which, on the other hand, uses direct current like any other electrical appliances. These machines are also comparably smaller and very portable, as a strap is attached to it in order for the user to carry it around. As for the welding rods, Electroweld presented its products namely the Mild Steel Electroweld 6011, Mild Electroweld 6013/6012 and Low Hydrogen High Tensile Electrocito 7018. The proper usage of these welding rods is according to numbers. First two is according to tensile strength or its power. The third is the welding position where 1 means all-position (various angles). And the last is the type of coating and it current. Electroweld’s products namely Low Hydrogen High Tensile Electrocito 7018 and Mild Steel Electroweld 6011 are also surveyed by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and are considered ABS-approved. ABS recognized the products of the company as capable in providing acceptable uniform products and have complied the specifications

indicated by them. These products are also found to be eligible to be placed on ABS’ approved welding consumables list. Further, Catabona also mentioned that it is very important also to read the details as well as the instructions written together with the product’s package. There is no such thing as special and ordinary welding rods. It is the number and details printed in the packaging that determines its power and what kind of steel it could be used on. Anakciano’s project consultant Loloy Pacuribot and project manager Rico Taray, general foreman Ceferino Mata and welder Dennis Daclan participated in the demonstration. Anakciano is currently working on their feedmill site located at Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon for their product Knights Fowl Game Power Feeds which is basically for fighting cocks. They target next year as the opening period of their new feedmill. For interested buyers in Mindanao, Derrick Du Trading’s Marketing Manager Mr. Richard Jimmy V. Du can be reached through numbers 0915-412-0964 (Mobile), (08822) 735-212 (Landline) and (08822) 735616 (Fax) and e-mail address derrick_dane_du@ yahoo.com.

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when he finally went home to his family in South Africa: “It seemed like 100 years since I’d been home. I’d not written my wife and children in months, yet I was still shocked by my wife’s greeting. She asked, ‘Why did you come back? I could see there was no longer a smile in her eyes. She said, “Don’t look so surprised! We gave you up. We thought you were never coming back!” I said, “But I was building hearts.” She replied bitterly, “No, you were building a family! That is, until you dumped it all on me. We no longer exist for you.” At that moment, this brilliant heart surgeon knew that even he could not heal the broken hearts of his own family whom he failed. Many of us have failed as a spouse or parent; but Jesus Christ will forgive you if you ask Him. Then ask Him to help you start changing and doing a better job of raising your children to become the happy, successful people they were born to be. Just Think a Minute.

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He said the fish kill was initially monitored on Monday in portions of Purok Rosas and the main section of Barangay Poblacion. The mayor said their personnel were still determining the extent of the damage caused by the incident but local fish cage

operators initially pegged a loss of nearly P1 million. Citing their initial assessment, Fungan said the latest fish kill in the area was caused anew by “kamahong,” a phenomenon that is mainly caused by the sudden rise in the water’s temperature. “It happened after a series of heavy rains along the lake,” he said in a radio interview. “Kamahong,” which usually occurs during the rainy season, triggers the rise of sulfuric acid in the lake’s waters that eventually caused the massive fish kill, provincial fishery coordinator Rex Vargas earlier said. “It occurs when cold rainwater, which is heavier than warm water, settles at the abyssal zone of the lake. This causes the water upturn or upwelling of warm water carrying silts, sediments, and gases such as hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, sulfur and methane gas produced by the decomposing organic matter such as fish feeds,” he explained. Vargas said such situation results in the reduction of dissolved oxygen in the water, “forcing fishes to take in oxygen directly from the atmosphere and eventually die.” Last year, around 57 MT of Tilapia were destroyed in two fish kills at the lake that were blamed on “kamahong.” The initial fish kill in January 2012 ravaged some 48.55 MT of Tilapia. It affected 48 fish cage owners and left a total damage of P3.8 million based on tilapia’s market price of P80 per kilo. In August last year, an additional 8,000 kilograms of Tilapia valued at P650,000 were destroyed in another fish kill that affected 14 fish cages at the lake. Fungan admitted that the recorded fish kills have worsened in the past several years due to the deterioration of the lake’s condition as triggered by the overcrowding fish cages and the over-utilization of fish feeds. The municipal government pushed last year for a voluntary dismantling of fish cages in overcrowded portions of the lake but only a few operators heeded the move. “This time, we’ll make sure that our fish cage operators will cooperate with us because the lake is now very much overcrowded, to the extent that its dissolved oxygen supply could no longer meet their requirements,” he said. Following twin fish kills last year, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) central office recommended a moratorium on the fish cage operations in Lake Sebu, which it described as already overpolluted and on the brink of devastation. BFAR also noted that the lake is considered overcrowded with fish cages, which already covered 35 percent of its waters or way

beyond the 10 percent allowed by law. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources earlier placed Lake Sebu’s carrying capacity at around 320 fish cages. But the lake’s fish cages have so far reached a total of 4,586 or around 13 times beyond its capacity. (MindaNews)

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the incumbent administration’s intention to push the development of the provincial tourism industry. “Even during the campaign period when Emano ran for the gubernatorial post, the incumbent governor has already spelled out tourism as the flagship program of his administration should he be given a chance to become governor,” Pacamalan said. Emano said that the twoday tourism summit held in one of the tourist beach resorts in Misamis Oriental was participated in by over 300 tourism stakeholders at the national, regional, and provincial level. “While the province spent P 1.5 million for the two-day summit, the convention was able to get over P 100 million cash pledges to develop potential tourist attractions in the Misamis Oriental,” Emano said. Emano said that the provincial government did not make cash advances to fund the tourism summit with due respect to “my avowed commitment to disallow cash advances during my administration.” CD with wire report

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would go down in the country’s history as one of the worst disasters in recent memory. Cagayan de Oro City has its worst nightmare during the flash flood spawned by “Typhoon Sendong” that took the lives of over 600 people living along the riverbanks here three years ago, Acenas said In times of disaster, we saw hundreds and thousands of our countrymen rallying together to extend whatever assistance to those who survived with the hope of lightening the load of sorrows and pains on their shoulders, Acenas said. “Once again, we are confident that all of us who have witnessed and survived past calamities would come together to console and provide relief to the victims of the earthquake and help them rebuild their broken hopes and confidence,” Acenas added.


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Pinoy Pride XXlll to showcase the biggest 2013 boxing world talents MANILA, The Philippines will host this year’s biggest boxing event on Nov. 30 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum dubbed as Filipinos Kontra Latinos putting two world championship belts on the line. Marketing director and promotions manager of the well-known ALA Promotions Dennis Canete told Tuesday PSA Sports Forum that in cooperation with ABSCBN Sports, they will bring in world-class Latin Americans to battle our topnotch ring busters at the renovated 25,000 capacity Big Dome that hosted “Thrilla in Manila” decades back. Canete said that ALA and ABSCBN would want to expand to the Middle East, particularly Dubai and Saudi Arabia where Filipino OFWs thrive, work and live, as well as in the US, Asia and Europe. ”We would like to present the opportunity to large Filipino communities to see the best of their boxers without having to travel to other countries just to watch them. If entertainment and showbiz is successful in such forays, I think sports will have the same impact.” Meanwhile, ALA trainer Edmund Villamor said his organization is doing everything to make the encounter between the Filipino and Latinos a real pleasure and international quality of boxing that would put us in more places

of the world map of sports. ”Rest assured you will see the best-of-the best from guys who also dream of making it big like eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao. This is one instance when we can showcase our worth talents to everyone,” said the man who helps the quintet prepare and train against their yet-to- be named opponents. Headlining the event is World Boxing Organization light fly champion Donnie“Ahas” Nietes, the second to the longest reigning Filipino world champion, the great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde. The 31-year old Nietes will defend his title for the third time with a personal record of 30 wins, three draws, one loss with 17 KOs. He has held the light-fly title for six years as the WBO minimum champ before formally becoming the WBO light-flyweight in 2011. Twenty nine year-old undisputed WBO world minimum weight titlist Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo who knocked down Colombian challenger Jorlie Estrada during the ninth round with a perfect left hook in his first title defense at the Solaire Resort and Casino last July totes a 21-30-2 with 19 K0s scorecard. Sabillo is raring to go up to a higher weight category and win additional titles. He is looking at his second title defense.

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Milan “El Metodic” Melindo who dropped a 12-round unanimous decision in the unifying WBO/ WBA World flyweight crown in Macau against Juan Francisco Estrada wants to redeem himself. He said the next time he battles an opponent atop the ring, he will go for a knockout to avoid further damage to his body and his confidence. Melindo has learned a lot of lessons which he hopes to use in getting back to the ratings. Talks are abuzz about a possible rematch with Estrada—a happening Melindo welcomes with open arms. Highly-ranked WBO No. 4 contender Jason “El Nino” Pagaras’ quest for a world diadem is an uphill climb for the Benjamin or the youngest boxer in the group. At age 21, has a big heart and malleable mind that’s willing to listen and execute what his coach, trainer and stable authorities plan for his fledgling career. Currently ranked No.13 in the WBO bantamweight rankings, 24-year old AJ “Bazooka” Banal waves an impressive record of 2921 with 21 KOs. Fresh from his victory against Abraham Gomez last July, he will complete the cast of five Filipino world class fighters who will come together for the first time in one massive event. (PNA) FPV/ Lily O Ramos

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