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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

Solon files substitute bill on BBL

MISAMIS ORIENTAL -- Provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano extended his personal felicitations to the thousands of Muslims in the province on the occasion of the “Edil ul Adha” (Feast of Sacrifice). See full story, page A3

Top NPA amazon nabbed in Agusan

New People’s Army, was captured in a military checkCAMP EVANGELISTA, point in Agusan Del Sur Cagayan de Oro City - long Saturday, the military anwanted top amazon and nounced Sunday. See amazon, page A11 leader of the communist By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City--A lawmaker from Mindanao filed the Basic Law on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (BLBAR) in Congress as a substitute to the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, chair of the Adhoc Committee on BBL, is optimistic that his substitute bill will be able to get the green light when the session resumes Elmar Jim Agus (fourth from left), Pizza Hut general manager, poses with Bb. Pilipinas on November 3. winners Pia Wurtzbach, Janicel Lubina, Ann Lorraine Colis, Christi McGarry and Rogelie Rodriguez said his subCatacutan during a courtesy call on Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano stitute bill is scheduled for (third from left) last September 25 at the provincial capitol.

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See solon, page A10

2 NPA rebels die in clash with govt troops By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Two communist rebels were killed in an encounter with the government troops in Malaybalay City on Sunday afternoon, the military said yesterday.

Lt. Lea Porra, spokesperson of the 403rd Brigade, said a certain Walter Ayuban and a still unidentified person were killed in an encounter in Barangay Cabangahan in Malaybalay City at around 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Porra said the two NPA

rebels, on board a Bonggo Truck, fired at the Special Forces Battalion on the Armed Forces on-board a military truck. She said the government troops returned fire, killing Ayuban, the driver, and his colleague.

Porra said Ayuban’s wife and another rider of the truck were arrested. She said government troops were able to recover a .45 pistols, a grenade, assorted medicines and subversive documents from the truck.






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Philippine trade repository portal to open in October Exporters, importers, and other industry players will find all the trade information they need right at their fingertips with the planned launch in October of the Philippine National Trade Repository (PNTR). An official from the Bureau of Import Services said BIS is spearheading the creation of the facility that will be the main repository of trade data intended to

help enterprises conduct business with more ease and efficiency. “The PNTR is simply a Web-based portal (that will) become the single source of accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information relating to trade,” said Sherwin Prose Castañeda, assistant director at the BIS, a government agency under the Department of Trade and Industry.

“If you want to know about regulations on imports, exports, documentary requirements of trade and regulatory government agencies, you will find it in the Philippine National Trade Repository,” he added. Castañeda, who spoke at a recent briefing on raising the competitiveness of small and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in global value chains, added that the program will benefit SMEs by promoting transparency and ease of doing business. “We believe that if the information is readily available, especially to SMEs, we can reduce costs because we have easy access to information and so doing business becomes easy for us.” Castañeda added that the PNTR is a Philippine obligation, much like the

National Single Window (NSW), under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA) that requires the establishment of the ASEAN Trade Repository linking all the NTRs of member states. The PNTR is also the government’s response to similar commitments under the recent World Trade Organization’s trade facilitation agreement (TFA), RP-U.S. FTA, and the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation trade repository. Said Castañeda, “In effect, we launch this by next month, this will be our compliance to four international trade agreements.” He added: “The portal is not yet finished. We intend to launch it October 28, 2015.” He also explained that unlike the NSW which “pro-

vides an access for you to do transactions with the government,” the NTR is purely about access to trade information without any means to do online business. As an example, Castañeda said an importer can go to the repository to check if a certain commodity is a regulated good, which regulatory bodies oversee such products, documentary requirements, and timeframe and fees for the release of the import permit. All NTRs, including the Philippines, should have nine key elements under the ATIGA, he said. The first three-tariff nomenclature, Most Favored Nation Tariffs/preferential tariffs, and rules of origin-are to be linked to the Enhanced Philippine Tariff Finder newly launched by the Phil-

ippine Tariff Commission. The rest are non-tariff measures, national trade and Customs laws and rules, procedures and documentary requirements, administrative rulings, best practices in trade facilitation, and list of authorized economic operators. The official pointed out that national trade and Customs laws and rules, and procedures and documentary requirements are two of the most important elements for SMEs. C ast añe da s aid t he PNTR also went beyond the required nine to include information on accreditation requirements and procedures for importers and exporters, as well as enquiry points for agencies (point persons to contact for clarifications). There will also be news updates especially on regulatory requirements and revisions. PHILEXPORT News and Features

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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

MISAMIS ORIENTAL -- Provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano extended his personal felicitations to the thousands of Muslims in the province on the occasion of the “Edil ul Adha” (Feast of Sacrifice). Emano made the statement Saturday after the culmination of the Edil ul Adha Friday reminding the Muslim world of the common belief of all men in one God. “It is my honor to great you all on this solemn day of your faith. May this day of the “greater sacrifice” brings us all to a deeper realization of our brotherhood under the fatherhood of one God,” Emano said. Emano emphasized the

cordial acceptance of each other (Christians and Muslims), as both proceed to the essential of the celebration, which is that of piety and “our willingness to share what we have for others.” The local Muslim community held a centralized prayer at the sprawling province-owned Pelaez sport complex in Cagayan De Oro City Friday morning were people of all faiths have been invited to attend. Emano said that his ad-

ministration has adopted an equal treatment policy to all, regardless of religious creed, as one of the guiding principles of his administration. He said that the basic social services should be best provided to those who need it most. As a Governor, “I too subscribed that those who have less in lives, should be the first in availing the opportunities that the government has to offer; in education, health and hospital services, livelihood, among others,” Emano said. Emano said he is glad of the opportunity to serve the Muslim community in the province and would always be willing to serve them at all times.

Manhunt against ‘motel’ killer in CDO launched By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The lo ca l p olice has launched a manhunt against a lone suspect in the death of a tenant inside a downtown motel here Saturday morning. A certain Roland Saycon, of Baungon, a town in the neighboring province of Bukidnon, was found dead in a motel in Carmen, Cagayan De Oro city, Saturday morning. Police are determining whether the tenant has See manhunt, page A11

R.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR CCE-0036-2015 R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172 Date: September 28,2015 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that REVIL ROLLENAS REPOLIDON has filed with this Office a petition for change of sex from “Male” to “Female” in the Certificate of Live Birth of REVIL ROLLENAS REPOLIDON who was born on October 26, 1994 at Magpet, Cotabato and whose parents are Reynaldo Cordova Repolidon and Josie Renegado Rollenas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 20, 2015. (SGD) CHONA M. PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 29 & Oct 6, 2015

SCOUTING IN ODIONGAN CENTRAL SCHOOL – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ, together with former Provincial Board Member JIGJAG PELAEZ, joins more than 600 scouts that went through the Crew Leaders Training Course (CLTC) and Patrol Leaders Training Course (PLTC) at Odiongan Central School, Gingoog City. The participants came from 10 public schools and 1 private school in Gingoog City. The training courses aim to equip participants with life-skills the Scouting way. Also present in the activity were School Division Superintendent Dr. MYRNA T. CASTAÑOS, Odiongan Barangay Chairman ROMUALDO J. RODRIGUEZ and Division BSP Coordinator Mr. MARIO J. ENDRINA. Vice Governor Pelaez is the current Chair of BSP-Misamis Oriental Council and at the same time a Regular Member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of the Philippines. photo suppluied

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Is Julio Uy creating a ‘dynasty?’ There are indications that town Mayor Julio Uy of Villanueva would be running for the gubernatorial post in Misamis Oriental with Balingasag town Mayor Alexis Quina as running mate. It is almost certain now that a political skirmish of Uy-Quina and EmanoPelaez would take place in Misamis Oriental in 2016. During the convention of Mindanao political leaders of the Liberal Party (LP) in Cagayan De Oro City last Saturday, Rep. Pedro Unabia, of the First District of Misamis Oriental, has indicated that Julio Uy might be the standard-bearer of the LP in the province as the possible gubernatorial candidate. Unabia is the chair of the LP in Misamis Oriental. Unabia disclosed that the LP is coalescing with Uy’s National Unity Party (NUP), an accredited political party of former members of the Lakas-KAMPI CMD, whose members broke away out of internal discontent. Some members of the NUP joined the LP who now occupies sensitive positions like House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. Other NUP joined the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) like Gwendolyn Garcia of Cebu. The

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NUP also coalesced with the “Team Unity,” a vague political party of the splintered Lakas-KAMPI CMD possibly chaired by former Rep. Vincent Crisologo. Thus, the LP in Misamis Oriental is in coalition with Uy’s Team Unity-NUP political party. Aside from naming the running mate, Uy and his NUP political party has yet to name the complete slate in the province. Of course, the congressional districts are already filled up with his wife Rep. Juliet Uy of the province Second District running for reelection under the coalition LP-Team UnityNUP. What is lacking here is the complete slate of the provincial board candidates and the town mayors in the province’s 23 towns minus the two component cities of Gingoog, in the east, and El

Salvador, in the west. Obviously, with the approval of Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, head of LP Mindanao, who attended the convention in Cagayan De Oro City last Saturday, the LP-Team Unity-NUP coalition is sanctioned by the LP hierarchy. With the setup, it is very clear that the only daughter of Julio and Juliet would be groomed as the candidate for Mayor in Villanueva. If there is an emerging dynasty in Misamis Oriental, it is now “crystal clear” that the Uys’ are taking the first step. We used the word emerging because there is, actually, no political dynasty in Misamis Oriental. As a political observer in Misamis Oriental and Cagayan De Oro City, for decades, it is inaccurate to say that the Padayon Pilipino strongman “Dongkoy” Emano and his family has established a political dynasty in the province. On the contrary, the Emanos’ are among the scion of political families in Misamis Oriental who are in conflict with each other for many years. Take a look, town Mayor Paulino Emano of Tagoloan was in conflict with Dongkoy Emano for almost 10 years. “Dongkoy” and “Paulino” came to terms

(politically) sometime only in 2010. Provincial Board member Mario Emano, was not also in good terms with “Dongkoy” and the incumbent provincial Governor Bambi Emano then. Mario Emano, the village chief of Poblacion Tagolo-an, even campaign against “Bambi” Emano in Tagolo-an, in the 2001 elections. Bambi Emano was running as town Mayor of Tagolo-an at that time after his uncle, Paulino completed the three-year term as town Mayor then. In the 2007, when Paulino returned and won the Mayoral post in Tagolo-an, he even campaigned against Bambi who was running for Congress then. Now, where is the so called “Emano Dynasty” here? Certainly, the “Emano Dynasty” is nothing but a wishful thinking. Perhaps, after realizing the need for preserving a strong political turf in Misamis Oriental, the Emanos’ reunite after Bambi was reelected in Congress in 2010. Although not in perfect talking term at that time, the Emanos’ (Paulino, Mario, and Dongkoy) joined together during the Oath taking of “Bambi” Emano in the town’s Chapel in 2010. The gathering of the Emanos’ at that time was seen See diaz, page A11

The kind of politics we have

I WS watching a Filipino newscast on television and MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda could hardly hold my breath Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor when the camp of Vice GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit President Jejomar Binay Motoring Editor Photo Journalist revealed that such personalities as Nora Aunor may felix santillan ROEL CATOTO EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao run as his vice president Layout Artists and Manny Pacquiao in the PAT SAMONTE senatorial slate. Certainly, I irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN have nothing against these Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga people, but for Aunor to be JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG vice president and Pacquiao Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao as senator is really a joke of Regional Editors-Northmin our system. I hope Binay is joking to attract the atAL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant tention of the electorates especially at this moment ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI when he saw himself going NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE down in terms of popularity CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 and ranking. CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY To begin with, Nora Legal Counsel --------------------------------------------------------------Aunor began her movie bureau and mktg staff career at the Plaza Miranda candy macabale - 09161326483 where she sang during the RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 nightly shows to celebrate GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 the feast of the Nazareno. North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 She was discovered because MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 of her talent in singing, Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 bobby mag usara-tangub city but other than that, she is OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 absolutely not qualified to ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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become vice president. Of course, I analyze the fact that Binay thought Nora can gather crowds to his benefits for the coming presidential elections. The same thing with Pacquiao, who is a celebrity of sorts, even if he lost in a fight with Mayweather. I agree Pacquiao can have political followers in the national level but can but can he perform in the senate? Pacquiao was elected congressman in his district of Saranggani and according to many editorials, he belonged to the top in terms of absences and he has deprived his constituents of the service they so deserved. I have not doubt about Pacquiao being a good boxer but this career is far off different from politics. In the senate, one is expected to file bills which he should explain and argue to become laws. A senator, therefore, must be good in

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oratory argumentation and debate to be successful. I recall Sen. Lito Lapid who resigned from the senate because he said he is a failure. I admired Lapid for his frankness and honesty in relation to the world he has gotten into. To my viewpoint, Philippine politics should not be taken lightly because it is the matter that handles our democratic system. It speaks of our country, sovereignty, our race and representation,

our color, creed and stature. It is a serious thing that the world is recognizing doing it in the process our sole identity. If we fail, at these points, the international audience will even laugh at us and we surely think of us as nothing but a joke. Our country has existed since the visit of Magellan. We have gone to many ordeals in life that included those moments under Spain, during the revolutions, the time with the Americans, during the era of our independence up to the moments of present day amidst stormy weather We survived dark moments to victory and now we are proud of our situation. We stand on our ground notwithstanding difficulties and so proud of ourselves as an independent state. We should give honor and dignity to our country and preserve our race. Let us join hands.

Daily Inspiration

Rolling over you! Then he said to the woman, “… and you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you.” (NLT) -Genesis 3:16

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It’s interesting how God’s punishment for Eve, after eating the forbidden fruit, was her desire to control her husband. What’s even

more interesting is that after all these centuries we (women) continue to have this desire. When you struggle with this desire, take the back seat and give your husband a chance to come through with dignity. In the end, if things don’t turn out the way you expect, leave room for God to fill in the gaps.

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DTI Surigao Norte to meet with consumer welfare desks officers SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte--The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will be calling a meeting with Consumer Welfare Desk (CWD) officers of various business establishments here to discuss vital issues concerning the speedy resolutions of consumer complaints on Sept. 25, TANDAG CITY, Surigao had been allowed to take stocks pile as the back2015 at the Negosyo Center, DTI office, this city. del Sur--The “Grains In- ‘selfies’ and to upload their ground to be uploaded on

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The activity is expected to create a venue for the sharing of experiences of the best CWD practices of various business establishments in attending to complaints and different service needs of their customers. Officers and members of consumer groups will also be invited to join the meeting to provide feedback and share prevalent issues that concerns the welfare

of the consuming public to CWD officers. DTI Surigao del Norte provincial director Celestino L. Negapatan stressed that the conduct of the said meeting is part of an on-going effort to improve consumer assistance services right at the firm level for the overall welfare of the consuming public. (SDR/Rodrigo R. Matabaran, DTI-SdN/PIASurigao del Norte)

Listening: Can It Be Improved? By Lota A. Lagura,Teacher III Grade IV Mauswagon Elementary School Mauswagon Don Carlos, Bukidnon

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak: Courage is also What it takes to sit Down and listen” -Winston Churchill To listen actively and attentively is very hard to achieve. Listeners are good leaders as well when we listen we can get some new knowledge that is applicable in our daily living. I guess all of us are familiar with the saying a river that is deep is quiet and the shallow one is noisy. “The problem among us Pilipino is we talk too much and do too little” says Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte. This makes us usually caused not able to understand on account of not listening, we are not paying attention who is talking we are only good in arguing instead of listening. Listening is the conscious processing of the auditory stimuli that have been perceived through hearing. But how can we improve the listening skills especially for the students? Teachers usually do is repeating ourselves in the classroom will produce lazy listening in our students. If kids are accustomed to hearing instructions twice, thrice, and even four times, listening

the first time around becomes unnecessary. Begin the year by establishing that you are a teacher who rarely repeats instructions and this will surely pick up ears. Turn and Talk is one way to inspire active listening in your students and this give them a listening task. Asking students to pay full attention and indicating that they will follow this with a non-verbal signal is a wonderful tool for sharpening those listening skills. Then paraphrase Children’s need structured opportunities to restrain them from speaking in order to keep their attention on listening, especially when working in groups. Try this strategy and you’ll see the difference. If your students are listening to a speech, watching a documentary clip, or hearing a story read aloud, break it up by stopping a few times and having students write a question or two about what they just heard. Lastly, use Motivating words good listeners are both rare and valued. Make eye contact, show interest, and restrain from cutting others off in a conversation -- are easy to like and respect.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JERRY CAYOMO NANOL has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “TERRY” to “JERRY” in the birth certificate of TERRY CAYUMO NANOL who was born on January 17, 1975 at Tungao, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are JOVITO TAVIS NANOL and ROMERIANA BULACTIAL CAYUMO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 12 October 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 29 & Oct 6, 2015


dustry Week” celebration in Surigao del Sur being spearheaded by the National Food Authority (NFA) is currently underway. According to Rolando Sindo, NFA officer-incharge (OIC), this started on September 21 and will culminate in the agency’s 43rd anniversary celebration on September 25. With the theme “Seguridad sa Pagkain, Tungkulin Natin,” the activities had been organized “to open awareness to all our people the importance of food security and quality,” he said. Stakeholders and representatives of national government agencies as well as the youths had been invited to take part to “showcase their role and significance in the food security value chain,” Sindo added. The NFA provincial chief pointed out that “these activities encourage individuals and stakeholders to be a ‘food guardian,’” defining it as “making rice available, accessible, affordable and safe for the public.” Sindo explained that since Monday, volunteers

photos on their respective social media account carrying the caption “I AM A FOOD GUARDIAN,” saying its purpose was to “share their photos on food guardian site with the hashtag #1for100iNFAntry.” An “OPE N WA R E HOUSE” had been ongoing as part of the weeklong event, citing that “all will be able to enter the warehouse to take a glimpse inside,” he also said. Taking “photos with rice

their social media accounts with the hastag #INGATYAMANNGPAGKAINPILIPINO #NFAOPENWAREHOUSE” had been allowed, it was learned. Meanwhile, the NFA here bared that they received a total allocation of 84,960 bags with local rice at 2,835 bags and imported ones at 76,030 bags for the period September 19-21, 2015. (Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Misamis Occidental City/Municipality: Oroquieta City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that EPIMACO JR. OMPOC SUICO has filed with this Office a Petition for change of first name from “EPIMIE JR.” to “EPIMACO JR.” in the birth certificate of EPIMIE SUICO JR. who was born on Jan. 25, 1954 at Centro, Oroquieta, Misamis Occ. and whose parents are Lorenza B. Suico and Epimie Suico. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 13 October 2015. (SGD.) ENGR. BEAU L. CABAHUG City/ Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 29 & Oct 6, 2015

CIVIL CASE NO.2015-064

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City BABY SHARON R. ARCEDILLO-BASER Petitioner,

DOMINADOR J. PESCADOR JR. AND AND EMMYLOU M. MAGHANOY, Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / ORDER Before this Court verified joint 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 November 9, 1989 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at B.S. Ong St., Iligan City and Purok 4, Bahayan, Upper Hinaplanon, Iligan 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 petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated over ten years (10) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on November 9, 1989 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on October 9, 2015 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 once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 15th day of September, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Sept 22, 29 & Oct 7, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses RUBEN B. FACTORES AND FLORENCIA HIPOS-FACTORES who died on January 25, 2015 at the Misamis Occidental Provincial Hospital, Oroquieta City and July 25, 2011 at St. Therese Hospital, Oroquieta City, respectively, leaving the following House and Lot, more particularly bounded and described as follows... “House and Lot No. 2831-D and a House erected thereof, situated at Northern Poblacion, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, bounded on the North 21, on the South 30, on the East, Mabini St. and on the West 23, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY FIVE (155) SQUARE METERS, covered with Tax Declaration No. 10-000100207 (Lot) and Tax Declaration No. 10-0001-00208 (House). Said property is registered under the provision of Sec. 113 of Presidential Decree No. 1529, as amended, the property involved not having been previously registered under the Land Registration Act.” Is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and entered by and among CHERRY MAY H. FACTORES, COOLEN MAY H. FACTORES-ALCALA, JOHN GREENLEAF H. FACTORES and RINA MAY H. FACTORES and residents of Northern Poblacion, Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, the above named parties are the only legitimate and surviving heirs. Parties hereto being all of legal ages, with full capacity to contract, with legal effects, hereby settle and adjudicate, unto themselves in equal pro-indiviso share and make assignments common to them. As per Doc. No. 189, Page No. 39, Book No. II, Series of 2015 under Notary Public ATTY. INOCENCIO D. PAGALARAN JR. Roll N. 29411, PTR No. 2860342, 1-15-15 Oroquieta City. MDN Sept 28, Oct 5 & 12, 2015



CIVIL CASE NO.2015-059

- Versus-

MALAMBUG A. BASER, JR and the City Registrar of Iligan City Respondent. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / ORDER When the case was called for arbitration by the AGAMA ARBITRATION COUNCIL on September 17, 2015 at 10:00 O’clock in the Morning, petitioner and her representative appeared, and the respondent was represented by his Attorney-in fact (His Father) who was also present. Both parties agreed to settle their case amicably thereby executing a Memorandum of Agreement which shows that petitioner and respondent are no longer interested to reconcile as husband and wife but to make their separation permanent, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden. WHEREFORE, finding the agreement to be proper not contrary to Muslim Law, Public Policy and order, and customs and tradition, set the initial hearing of this case on October 16, 2015 at 9:00am 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 (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 21st day of September, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Sept 22, 29 & Oct 7, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City



In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARIS JADE Q, ORONGAN has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “PATRIA” to “MARIS JADE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ATRIA SALVA QUIMBAO who was born on October 4, 1969 at Iligan City and whose parents are Petronita G. Salva and Benvenido P. Quiambao. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARIA HELEN B. AVILA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JULITA AURORA” to “JULIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JULITA AURORA MONTAÑO who was born on February 10, 1955 at Iligan City and whose parents are Fe Estampador and Leonardo Montano. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

(Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

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Duterte to Luneta crowd: give me time to do ‘some final soul-searching DAVAO City--Mayor Rodrigo Duterte did not show up at the Quirino grandstand rally in Luneta Saturday afternoon, but sent word to the thousands of supporters who gathered there to urge him to run for President in the May 2016 elections, to give him some time to do “some final soul-searching.” Duterte’s message to the participants of the “Call for the Filipino People’s

President” rally came 19 days after he made a formal announcement here that he would not run for President. “I would like to categorically state now (to end) the agony of those who are waiting na hindi ako tatakbo ng presidente. Wala akong ambition maging presidente sa 2016” (that I am not running for President. I do not have ambitions to run for President in 2016), the 70-year old Duterte, who



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has served as city mayor for seven terms now, said. A week earlier, at the culmination of the “Run Duterte Run” caravan where some 10,000 supporters gathered at the Rizal Park here on August 28, Duterte signified his “50-50” interest in running for president, but added the decision would depend on his family’s approval Duterte, who was not at the Luneta but in Zamboanga City to “help find a solution” to secure the release of the three foreigners and a Filipina kidnapped from the Holiday Oceanview resort in the Island Garden City of Samal last Monday, sent word to this supporters through a text message read to the crowd by retired Armed Forces chief of staff Hermogenes Esperon at

around 5:50 p.m. In his message, Duterte thanked his supporters and apologized for his absence at the Luneta rally but “I hear your clamor loud and clear. I know you want an alternative to those who now present themselves with their ambition to lead the country. I have repeatedly said that I do not have ambitions to be your president.” But he added that leaders “respond to duty and moral obligation.” “Sa lahat sa kababayan natin, humihingi ako ng konting panahon, (To all our countrymen, I ask for a little more time) so I can do some final soul-searching with myself and my family. At pagkatapos, sa konting panahon na lang po, haharap ako sa bansa at sa inyong lahat. At magdedesisyon



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Strategic Alliance Agreement Approved by Competition Commission of Singapore Cebu Pacific and Tigerair welcome the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) approval of the Strategic Alliance Agreement between the two airlines. The approval of the alliance follows a thorough review by the CCS and enables Cebu Pacific and Tigerair to deepen cooperation for the Philippine and Singapore markets. In addition, Cebu Pacific and Tigerair have an existing interline cooperation as part of the alliance and the CCS approval allows both airlines to build upon the current arrangements. With both carriers operating complementar y networks, the strategic

alliance provides greater connectivity to travellers. Cebu Pacific’s passengers, particularly from the Philippines, will be able to enjoy seamless connections onto Tigerair’s established network in South East Asia and India. Tigerair’s customers, on the other hand, will be able to select from Cebu Pacific’s extensive network in the Philippines and North Asia. The approval by the CCS creates greater potential for closer coordination on sales and schedules on relevant routes, which will offer customers more flight options at good value. President and CEO of Cebu Pacific, Mr Lance Gokongwei said, “CEB’s

The Effect of Parental Involvement to the Academic Performance of Pupils By Elizabeth G. Madelo, Teacher 1 East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

A child’s education starts at birth, experts agree, and the most crucial years of learning actually come in the first six years of a child’s life. Thus, it is parents who hold the key to a child’s future academic success (Smith A. 2013) Unfortunately, only few parents allow themselves to be involved in school. Few only attended the Homeroom Meeting, School Regular Assemblies, and any other school activities. Thus, contributes to the big number of pupils who are failure in school and result to juvenile delinquency. For lack of the necessary parental care and attention is the main factor for the subsequent rise in the percentage of juvenile delinquency (crime among children). Therefore, parental involvement can make a difference in a child’s education. The question is. Do parents understand the importance of parental involvement? If they do, they are only few. Parental involvement is defined as “…parental participation in the educational processes and experiences of their children which includes homebased parental involvement such as listening to children read and supervision of homework, as well as school-based parental involvement, such as attending parent education workshops and parent-teacher meeting. The research shows that parental involvement in children’s learning is a key factor in improving children’s attainment and achievements, as well as their overall behavior and attendance in school (Dervarics and O’Brein, 2012) However, many of the parents, especially in this present time, do not know their vital role in the educational achievement of their children. They just entrust their children’s school life to teachers, which is a big

mistake. Parents should establish good relationship with their child from the very start of his conception. Even the child is still in the womb of a mother, good communication should begin. A family with a very strong foundation of relationship between parent and child will produce a well-rounded individual in the society. The individual involvement of mothers and father also plays a vital role in the behavioral development of a child (Martin, 2007). The researchers found that parents who engaged in learning activities with their children at home (such as, reading to them, singing songs and nursery rhymes, and playing with letters and numbers) helped reduce the risk of special educational needs (SEN). The child will be doing good both at home and school even in the community. Parents’ modeling and involvement will always play a significant foundation, belief and principle to the child’s life until his maturity and even death. Research shows that parental involvement in their children’s learning positively affects the child’s academic performance, leading to higher academic achievement, greater cognitive competence, greater problem-solving skills, greater school enjoyment, better school attendance and fewer behavioral problems at school. Children have higher grades, increased motivation, better self-esteem, lower rates of suspension, decreased use of drugs and alcohol, and the more parents participate in schooling, in a sustained way, at every level- in advocacy, decision-making and oversight roles, as fund raisers and boosters, as volunteers and para-professionals, and as home teachers-the better for student achievement.

strategic alliance with Tigerair allows both carriers to leverage on each other’s strengths and complementary networks. CEB offers the largest and most extensive network in the Philippines and Tigerair has an established network in South East Asia and India. With the clearance from CCS, our customers can enjoy more options and seamless travel connections.” In response to the approval of the Strategic Alliance Agreement, CEO of Tigerair, Mr Lee Lik Hsin, said “We are very pleased to have been granted approval by the CCS which further strengthens the

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Reading: Conception of knowledge By Lota A. Lagura,Teacher III Grade IV Mauswagon Elementary School Mauswagon Don Carlos, Bukidnon

“Rereading familiar, simple books gives your child practice at decoding words quickly, so she’ll become more fluent in her reading comprehension”. -Scholastic Parents But what is reading comprehension? Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning. An individual’s ability to comprehend text is influenced by their traits and skills, one of which is the ability to make inferences. We may not know that there are some people who are called functional illiterate.

The term basically describes reading and writing skills that make it very difficult to manage daily living and work in an environment that requires reading beyond the most elementary level. People with such skills may not be purely illiterate, meaning they can read and write in some capacity, but their reading comprehension level is so low they can’t manage the everyday aspects of life. That is how dangerous it is if we can only know how to read and write but we don’t understand what we are writing and reading. So,

MTB-MLE promotes faster learning among students By Lilibeth Toledo Guimbao Teacher – III Grade 2 Teacher Lapasan Elementary School 7201 Lapasan, Clarin, Mis. Occ.

Basic learning starts in basic lessons. It is a fact that learning depends much in terms and yes, in language that has been used in presenting such lessons. It might be unnoticed but language used is important in understanding lessons. In classrooms, proper use of language is an outmost important. During delivery of lessons, a teacher must pronounce it in a way that it is standardized and appropriate for the thinking level of the students. For example is the foreign term used in Science subject. There are terminologies in this subject that are completely strange to students. In order to be understood, the teacher should make it sound familiar to his listeners by way of translating it to Cebuano term. Saddening though, that some teachers cannot do this all the

time, reason that students still fail to cope up with lessons. This student problem is considered as a common problem on education, reason behind poor performance level among schools. In response, the education department has created Mother Tongue-Based Multilinguistic Education. It is a program that uses mothertongue language in conducting classes for earlier levels of education, specifically grades one, two and three. Through this, possibilities is that fast learning among students would take place since mother-tongue is a best tool in learning other languages such as English and Filipino which are mostly used in higher education levels. The proper use of language in classrooms is a basic yet effective avenue in overcoming poor learning.

the question is how to possess reading comprehension? For the reason that lack of strong reading comprehension skills obviously affects a student success in school. Academic progress depends on understanding, analyzing, and applying the information gathered through reading. But it goes much further than that. Poor reading comprehension skills have been also been linked to poverty and crime. And the answer of that question is the following: • Activate prior knowledge, and connect the applicable prior experiences to the reading • Set Purposes • Decode Text — identify word and sentence meanings

resources to provide even greater connectivity, convenience and value to our customers.” • Summarize — bring meaning forward throughout the reading, building on prior information to create new and fuller meanings • Visualize — see characters, settings, situations, ideas, mental models • Question • Monitor understanding — the most salient difference between good and poor readers is that good readers know when — and often why — they are not comprehending • Use Clarifying and Corrective strategies where needed • Reflect on and apply the meaning that has been made to new situations. Yes, comprehension and teaching are more complicated than most of us think!

The Enhanced Basic Education By Rosalie R. Antipas Teacher – III Easr City Central School Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

It is one of the endeavours of Philippine government to make education as a central strategy in developing economic status of Filipino people. Lining this purpose is the creation of Republic Act 10533 or Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013. Its implementation took effect on June 2013. Enhanced Basic Education Act allows the reform of K-12 curricular reform in basic education. The basic education is defined as an important matter. It intends to meet basic learning needs, providing foundation in order for subsequent learning to take place. It consist of kindergarten, elementary and high school education. Other than that are alternative learning systems for out-of-school learners and people having special needs. The enhanced basic education contains additives to basic education. It provides longer period of schooling; one year in kindergarten, six-year elementary and another six years for high school. Moreover, programs

are included for the purpose of providing education for gifted and talented students, learners with disabilities and learners under difficult circumstances. There are also Madrasah program and Indigenous Peoples education program in order to educate all people and respond to each one’s differences. The Enhanced Basic Education also allows the landmark adoption of Mother Tongue Based-Multilingual Education. This means that the language used in teaching should be understood by the students. For example, in kindergarten, most students here are not yet capable enough to speak in other languages. Thus, mothertongue should be used in discussions and as well, in the teaching materials used. Their mother-tongue is also the basis in teaching other languages. Enhanced Basic Education is another implementation of education department in order to improve learning of the students. Education is a big foundation in order for a person to live a better life. Therefore, it is a must that this foundation should be strengthen.


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ILIGAN City--Ever since I embraced distance running as a hobby, I’ve been exploring, on foot, my hometown’s hinterlands, beautiful mountain landscapes and scenic spots that I’d never visited in my youth. Trail running, I guess, is my favorite hobby these days. I just love the early morning sun enveloping my perspiring body, and the scent of fresh air and earth and grass as my feet and legs struggle through the rough uphill terrain. My running buddies and I, in an informal group we aptly call the Iligan Trail Runners, have a few favorite trails that keep us coming back. One of them is Barangay Hindang, in the outskirts up there in the mountains, in the city’s boundary with the municipality of Lugait in Misamis Oriental. Though I’ve heard of the place many, many years, even decades, ago, I was able to visit Hindang, for the first time, only last year. More trips followed. My first visits to both the caves and the waterfalls were with runners. We ran starting at the highway in Barangay Kiwalan, all the way to the caves, some 17 kilometers away, up to 560 meters above sea level or so, before climbing down again past the peak of Mt. Pagangon for the cave. The three-tiered Hindang Falls is actually nearer, a little past 12k, not far from the main road. I won’t tell you what happened in those treks to Hindang, because they were uneventful, what with seasoned marathoners and ultra runners with me (the weakest among us already ran at least a full 42k marathon, and one even placed second in a 250k ultra). But I will share with you our recent visit, on September 11, when I was the slowest in a group of three. I was playing catch-up as both Don, a champion ultra trail runner from Davao, and triathlete Yanyan easily ran the uphill portions while I struggled for a fast walk. But they really couldn’t leave me far behind, because I was the one with the camera, hehe. Nothing eventful, really, except that, instead of tak-

ing the habalhabal on our way back, we decided to run the same route, for a total of 35k roundtrip. With erratic phone signal in the mountains, this sent my wife calling my other running friends if they knew where I was. Eleven days later, on September 22, I accompanied 20 or so friends in their 20s, mostly beginners, some even first-time trekkers. As has been my habit when non-runners ask me to accompany them to our favorite mountain destinations, I’d tell them to drive up to where their cars can take them, and I’d run my way up to that point. Then I’ll join them for the trek. Seasoned mountaineer Elijah, who has climbed most of the country’s highest peaks, joined me in the 14k walk-run, which turned out to be mostly walk, as it was now my time to be the faster guy as I waited for him several times, especially in the uphill portions. The rest drove to the center of Barangay Hindang, enduring the bumpy ride amidst big rocks on the road. Still, we got to the barangay center way ahead, more than 30 minutes early, of those who took the van. We started walking a little past 9 a.m. For the first kilometer or so, it was a boring walk on an almost flat dirt road under the heat of the mid-morning sun. And then the fun began as we hit the trail. For me, that’s the best place to run or walk – narrow foot path in the mountains. Where you’re sure there’d be no motor vehicles passing by. Where you’re surrounded by nature, the grass, the tall trees, fruit trees of various kinds, and the chirping of the birds and the weird sounds of the insects hidden in the forest. And the occasional crystal clear springs. For the uninitiated, the sudden 200-meter climb as we neared the peak was torture. It showed in everyone’s faces, sweat dripping all over

The middle tier of Hindang Falls. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

our bodies. Beginners had to crawl on all fours at the steeper part of the climb. At the peak is the rewarding view of Iligan’s mountains and Iligan Bay on the left. On the right we could see the mountains in the neighboring towns of Misamis Oriental. And then we were welcomed with freshly boiled camote by the family of our guide, Nicanor Cosi, who lives not far from the cave. But nah, we’re not there yet. It was half a kilometer more of a downhill trek through sharp rocks, before finally approaching the huge entrance of the cave. But you can tell you’re near even before seeing the cave, because it already smells bat manure and urine. At the entrance, the climb was already worth it. We took turns posing for pictures, the stalactites hanging from the cave’s dome in the background. Just be careful on the trek down, because the rocks are slippery, made even more treacherous by the moist bat droppings. If you make one mistake, good luck to you, because it’s all sharp rocks going down. Right past the initial descent is a huge open space, big enough to hold a concert, or gather a sizable congrega-

tion for a Sunday worship. Then it’s a game of ducking here and there to avoid banging your head on the stalactites as you explore the various chambers. A flashlight or a headlamp surely helps, as it is total darkness inside. And please don’t open your mouth as you look up the hundreds of bats, now disturbed by human presence. Sadly, the vandals have been to this place, as there are names and dates etched on the walls. They are all in one place though. On our way back, we took our lunch outside the Cosi household. Then Manoy Nick asked for a few able bodied men to help get young coconuts. Buko, yes! For me, it’s better than Gatorade as an energy drink in our long runs. Then strong rain came as we started opening the coconuts. There was still drizzle when we started descending. With the trail now muddy, real fun began, as the beginners kept sliding, grabbing on to roots and grass. Shelou was murmuring as she slowly climbed down “five-by-five” (both feet and hands on the ground, plus her butt sliding on the mud): “Lord, pasayloa ko Lord! Wa pa nako makita

akong mga kaliwat. Gusto pa nako makita akong mga apo. Wa pa nako na-meet akong true love. Tabangi intawon ko!” (Forgive me, Lord! I still want to have children, grandchildren even. I haven’t even met my true love yet. Help me please!”) My group deviated a little from the path we used going up, and we were delighted to see a mabolo tree with lots of fruits, some still hanging, some on the ground. We took a few, and ate it later. It is known in the western world as velvet apple, because it’s skin is a velvety fur, usually reddish-brown. The tree is also known as kamagong, it’s lumber called “iron wood” because it is very hard. Not far from the mabolo was a lanzones tree. We ate some fruits from the ground, and were surprised they were very sweet. So maybe if some farmer would just take the effort to plant a lot of those trees, Iligan could produce a variety of its own sweet lanzones. Before reaching the barangay center, Manoy Nick arranged for a farmer to get us marang fruit. They were picked ripe from the tree, and sweet as can be. Then it was a 1.5-km drive back to the waterfalls.

We didn’t bother going down the lower tier as we were all tired. It was a short 300-meter walk to the second level, but still a little challenge with the uphill trail. There to meet you is a waterfall maybe 30 feet high, and a natural lagoon the size of a basketball court below it. The most challenging part is climbing your way to the third tier. It’s a short but steep path. Make sure you grasp the branches and roots firmly, lest you fall down the ravine and into the lagoon below. The upper tier is a much higher waterfall, maybe 60 feet or more, its waters rolling down the rocky wall of the mountain, finally falling into a small pond too shallow for swimming. But braving the water droplets, letting them fall on your head and shoulders, is fun. It was already late when we walked out of Hindang Falls, maybe quarter to 5 p.m. And to consider that Elijah and I started walking and running from the highway at 5:30 a.m. The trip back was, of course, easier this time, as we all boarded our vehicle going down the highway, unlike that trek with Don and Yanyan 11 days ago, when we ran all the way See trekking, page A11

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You need to practice in doing the right thing The Gospel of Jesus Christ (September29, 2015Tuesday)Luke 12:54-59-And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of

yourselves judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, [as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into “prison.” I tell thee, thou shall not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite: Jesus criticized the people for being blind to the presence of Jesus in their

midst. In John9:1-2-there is really “physically blind” but on the other side, there is also “blind spiritually.” In Mark 8:17-when Jesus knew [it], he said unto them, why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Are you blind? Jesus reminds us to open our eyes for the truth. In Hebrews 12:2-looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith;

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who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Look at Jesus Christ in your hearts since He is dwelling but not yet recognized. Before you can reach the eternal life; you need first to settle everything on this earth. You need to reconcile to your enemies because if not; you cannot taste the goodness they have also in their lives. You need

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Butuan City -- A total of P2,365,998.68 was already augmented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Caraga as relief assistance to the evacuees in Surigao del Sur Sports Complex, Tandag City. The mentioned amount is comprised of 2,824 family food packs worth P1,181,335.68, nonfood items amounting to P979,790.00, nutri-cereals worth P122,304.00, medical assistance worth P3,569.00, burial assistance worth P20,000.00, and materials,snacks for the psycho-social processing (PSP) activities worth P59,000.00. Non-food items distributed include plastic mats, blankets, mosquito nets, toothbrushes, slippers,

toothpastes, laundry soaps, bath soaps, panties, briefs, brassieres, plates, glasses, soup bowls, mugs, kettles, forks, and spoons Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli said that the Department’s social workers have also conducted PSP to 226 individuals. “Through this activity, the evacuees were able to freely communicate to the social workers their experiences and needs after departing from their homes due to threats,” she added. Aside from the PSP, friendly spaces for women and children were also put up, initiated by DSWD with the assistance of the PLGU and other agencies. S om e 7 5 6 ch i l d re n were able to utilize the child-friendly space. The social workers of DSWD

conducted by batch activities such as expressed art therapy and story-telling with the children in the said space. One hundred thirtysix (136) women, most of whom are pregnant, lactating, and PWDs, have used the women-friendly space. The Regional Child Protection Welfare Group members have also conducted monitoring on September 18, 2015 in the evacuation camp to ascertain the safety and security of children from risks of potential abuses. As of reporting time, a total of 614 families/2,908 individuals are still inside the evacuation centers in Surigao del Sur. ###(EUNICE G. MONTAOS/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

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Our Role in the Mitigation and Awareness of Climate Change By HYDE G. TOLENTINO Teacher I East City Central School Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

As a teacher, I have the voice to inform everyone in my class and in the entire school as well about the reality of the environment we are living today Today’s reality regarding climate change is quite alarming to everyone, young and old. Many little children of today’s generation are experiencing the misery brought about by different forms of calamities due to climate change. There are floods here and there, landslides, extreme temperatures, forest fires, earthquakes and massive sinkholes. These are

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Capt. Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the army’s 4th Infantry Division here, confirmed the arrest of Rona Mae Callao a.k.a “Ka Diane,” a top NPA leader, long wanted for charges of Robbery, Multiple Murder and Frustrated Murder. He said that Callao is the Secretary of Guerrilla Front (GF) 30A and at the same time Regional Financial and Medical Staff of North Eastern Mindanao Regional Committee (NEMRC) in Surigao Del Sur. Martinez said that the military and police captured the suspect in a joint military

just some of the disasters we actually see on television. As a teacher, I will tell my students that they still have a choice to help mitigate the problem in their own little ways. I’m sure the children could make it when properly guided. In the school, I would encourage my co-teachers to encourage their pupils to be involved in a project. “PASS IT FORWARD”. This project encourages everyone to think of different ideas on how to keep our school community clean, clogged-free water drainage, less garbage to be collected in a week, less plastic wrappers to be used, zero bottled water in the campus, avoid using Styrofoam-

made food containers or even avoid the use of tarpaulins in the school. This is a way of encouraging each and everyone to be part of making a “BIG SOLUTION” starting in the school, and this should also be done in every homes of the students and in their community as well. According to Al Gore, author of OUR CHOICE, a plan to solve the climate crisis: There is an old African Proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone; If you want to go far, go together.” For together, we can lead the way for everyone to follow, there is no doubt we can all go far to help solve this crisis.

and police checkpoint in Poblacion Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur last Sunday. He said that, armed with a several warrant of arrest, the military and the police together with the help of the village residents in Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur, arrested Callao by observing the lawful and proper arrest procedure. Recovered from Callao is one caliber .357 revolver pistol with five rounds of ammunition, one Lenovo tablet, four cellular phones, PHP 5,200.00 and subversive documents with high intelligence value. Col Alexander Macario, Commander of the army’s 401st Infantry Brigade reported that Callao is one

of the most wanted NPA officers in Caraga Region. She has long been pursued by the law because she is responsible in all the financial transactions of the NPA who are actively creating atrocities in various parts of Mindanao, Macario said. He said that the apprehension of Callao could lead to the discovery of all the financial transactions of the NPA operating in Surigao Del Sur. “It is possible to get important information from her since she has a high position being the Secretary of GF 30A and Regional Financial and Medical Staff of NEMRC,” Macario said.

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away in the hinterlands of Hindang is a beautiful deep from page A4 cave with large chambers,” seen as the “healing process” she added. (Bobby Timonera of old wounds in politics. / MindaNews) Anyway, let us get back to the husband-and-wife and, perhaps, daughter tandem from page A3 of the Uys’ in Misamis Ori- committed suicide or someental. Will this ambitious one has killed him inside would-be-dynasty prospers? the motel room. Police reLet’s have more of this. Keep portedly found the victim posted. Send comments/ hanging inside the motel reactions: crisguardian@ room about 3 a.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police investigators that the suspect has a “male” companion from page A6 when they checked-in past Manila Mayor Joseph Es- midnight Saturday morning. trada (3%), Senator Miriam A s e c ur ity camera, Defensor Santiago (2%), mounted in the entrance and Senator Manny Vil- of the motel, revealed that lar (1%). Former Senator the victim and the suspect Panfilo Lacson, Senator checked in together in the Alan Peter Cayetano and motel about 1 a.m. Saturday. Senator Loren Legarda each Although “blurred,” the security camera could ofobtained 0.8%. Respondents were shown fer possible hints of the a list of 12 names to choose from. The SWS survey was conducted before Duterte’s Sept. 7 announcement that he would not run for President. The same survey asked respondents to give up to three names for their recommended successors to President Aquino and found Poe, Roxas and Binay taking the top spots followed by Duterte. The SWS survey showed that 47% named Poe, 39% named Roxas, 35% named Binay, and 16% named Binay. The Pulse Asia survey commissioned by ABS-CBN and conducted August 27 to September 3 also showed Poe leading the Presidential race at 27% followed by Binay at 21 percent, Roxas at 18% and Duterte at fourth place with 15%. Respondents were asked: “Of the people on this list, whom would you vote for as President of the Philippines if the 2016 elections were held today and they were candidates.” Respondents were also asked to include names other than those listed. (Carolyn O. Arguillas/MindaNews)



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back in the heat of the early afternoon sun. How difficult was that trek? Out of curiosity, I checked my friends’ Facebook posts the next day. From Elijah: “Good night! Thanks Alaxan for the relief.” The veteran mountaineer that he was, apparently he isn’t used to the ways of the trail runner, as we walked and ran non-stop. “Omg. I can’t move. My legs and abs hate me,” said Yvette. “Why do I have to endure such tumultuous treks? Why do I need to expose myself to harsh conditions and push my body to its limit? Why am I being cruel to myself when I can just sit at the comfort of my home instead?” wrote Leia. “But all those thoughts instantly melt away at the sight of something new. Tucked

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description of the suspect, the police said. One of the frames of the security camera showed the suspect hurriedly coming out from the motel Saturday morning, the police said. Police investigators said that the other frames of the security camera would be examined in order to possibly identify the suspect as operatives waged a manhunt to arrest the suspect.

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deliberation from November 3 to December 16 in the halls of Congress. He said has stripped the 48 unconstitutional provisions in his substitute bill. “Let us just hope that we will be able to get the needed quorum during the November 3 to December 16 deliberations otherwise

the BBL will be dead,” said Rodriguez. “We are running out of time as the campaign period for the 2016 elections start in January next year,” he added. But the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is not happy over Rodriguez substitute bill as it is now pushing for the so-called Bangsamoro constitutional convention. Both new versions of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) as being pushed by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. and Rodriguez are unacceptable, newly-installed MNLF vice chairman Punduma S. Sani said. Sani insisted that a Bangsamoro constitutional convention be held and that delegates must come from all sectors of society in the Bangsamoro homeland. Accepting the BBL pro-

posal of Mr. Rodriguez is definitely out of the question. On one hand, the alternative bill being offered by Mr. Marcos has its own set of flaws, according to Mr. Sani. “One of this is the proposed abolition of the Armm or Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao. Not a congressional fiat can correct that, only a constitutional mandate,” he said. Sani also accused Mr. Marcos of saving his own skin by presenting an alternative BBL proposal to forward his own political propaganda. “Marcos failed to grasp the real import and the goal of enacting a law in the south and the Bangsamoro. If it is to usher in peace. Peace can be achieved only if economic contentment is achieved,” he added during his visit t Cagayan de Oro City on

Saturday. What is needed is a Bangsamoro constitutional convention whose delegates represent each sector in society as varied as possible, he reiterated. But Mr. Sani is optimistic that peace will still reign in Mindanao whether a BBL will be passed into law or not. It was learned that both the MNLF and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) vowed to never go back to armed conflict again and will pursue their objectives through legal means. However, Sani said it will be short-lived. “When economic contentment is not achieved, the upheaval will be repeated. The repetition may not come from the generation today, maybe not from the MNLF or the MILF. But it will come,” he said.

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STARTER AND ENTRÉE FOR P595? ONLY AT TGIFRIDAYS CAGAYAN DE ORO AND DAVAO At TGI Fridays, you are spoiled for choice. And at affordable prices at that!

Take its “Pick 2 for P595” offer for instance. For this amount, guests get to choose an appetizer and an entrée from an array of some of the restaurant’s signature dishes. These are available at its branches in Cagayan de Oro and Davao. Choose from these delicious dishes to begin your meal: Buffalo Bites, Beef Queso Dip, Caesar Salad (lunch portion) and Fried Mozzarella. If the starter of your choice has tickled your appetite, you are now ready to pick a main course from this selection: Fish & Chips, Chicken Fingers, Filipino Pork Liempo (lunch portion), Tex Mex Mac and Cheese and Pacific Grilled Pork Chop. Whatever you fancy, this attractive offer is guaranteed to satisfy you, anytime of the day, everyday! Also up for grabs are new dishes under the “Taste of New York” promotion. From now until

November 30, 2015, enjoy iconic dishes the Big Apple is famous for. After all, it was in New York where the first TGIFridays restaurant was born! Go and have a taste of Bronx Crispy Chicken Parmesan Meatballs, Madison Hotdog, Big Apple Burger, Queens AlmondCrusted Tilapia and Jalapeno Shrimp and Manhattan Sausage Stuffed Chicken. And for a rich and decadent drink, have a sip of the Broadway Peanut Butter Jelly Milkshake. To know more about TGIFridays, check out its social media sites: TGI Fridays Philippines (Facebook) @tgifridaysph (IG and Twitter) and its website -

Business as Usual in Butcher ’s Best Barbeque Cagayan de Oro’s iconic place for ihawihaw and sugba-sugba remains open despite irresponsible social media posts it has burned down. “It’s true our chimney caught fire 2 weeks ago but we managed to put the fire out and damage to our restaurant was minimal and we have reopened after some minor repairs and touching up,” said “Chairman” Kim Clark Yap of Butcher’s Best Barbecue. In a sign posted at the door, the management clarifies it is now undertaking renovation to make it a much better place and indeed, the place which opened years ago is showing some signs of aging. However, Kim Clark said that they are renovating and rebranding Butchers Best Barbeque, and would keep prices affordable for their patrons which have made Butcher’s Best Barbeque their favorite

sugba-sugba hangout in Cagayan de Oro. Renowned far and wide for its very affordable but delicious Original Pork and Chicken BBQ, Original Sisig (chopped and grilled/ broiled pig’s cheeks), Sinug WOW (grilled pork belly served with soy sauce and onions) and of course, its famous Grilled Angus Beef Belly which is even respected by the AB crowd for its real value for money. In a review dated March 21, 2015 posted at TripAdvisor, a visitor from

Norfolk, Virginia raved about the place having “the best sisig I ever tasted in the entire Philippines, still nothing can compare. They also offer a lot of local Filipino foods, an array of barbecue flavors to choose from. Simply the best.” Butcher’s Best Barbeque (Xavier) is located at Corrales-Hayes St., between Pabayo St. and Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. For inquiries and reservations, please call (088)8577333 or (08822)725678

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