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Rep. Juliette T. Uy (third from left) of the second district of Misamis Oriental spearheads the ceremonial cutting of ribbon of the multi-purpose building (covered court) worth P2 million. Joining Rep. Uy are Barangay Chairman Patricio Dala of Tawan-Tawan and Initao town Mayor Gogoy Acain (fifth from left), and Sangguniang Bayan member Susan Balabat. On August 18, Rep. Juliette T. Uy turned over four multi-purpose building (covered court) to barangays Bliss, Tawan-Tawan, Jampason, and Tubigan, all of Initao town, and two multi-purpose building (covered court) to barangays Retablo and Upper Poblacion, aoo of Libertad town. Mindanao Daily News Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit



BusinessWeek Mindanao Corp. CEO Dante Sudaria (right) with Sean Oliver Moreno (left) award Mary Joy Obsioma as Miss Fitness 2015 during the Mr. Iron Man Regional Championship 2015 at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, August 15. This event is presented by Mindanao Daily News. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

‘Discount’ for int’l airlines in Laguindingan airport pushed


By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

P43.2 million infra projects in ‘Misamis’ gains headway

ISAMIS ORIENTAL – Lawmakers are pushing for a 100 percent discount on landing and parking fees to international airlines that call on the Laguindingan Airport here.

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

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A HAPPY MISOR MEETING. MISAMIS ORIENTAL GOVERNOR BAMBI B. EMANO was happy meeting once again COMPOSTELA VALLEY VICE GOVERNOR MANUEL ‘Way Kurat’ ZAMORA during the 1st Mindanao Vice Governors Conference organized by VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and the League of Vice Governors of the Philippines at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City over the weekend. Governor Emano and Vice Governor Zamora are former colleagues in the House of Representatives. The Conference tackled the controversial Bangsamoro Basic Law, the K to 12 Basic Education Program and the various energy concerns, issues that greatly affect Mindanao and the country as a whole. photo supplied

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Exactly 432 infrastructure projects worth Php 43.2 million, are now gaining headway, Misamis Oriental provincial Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano said Wednesday. Emano said that the various infrastructure projects are located in 144 provincial villages involving the construction of multi-purpose buildings, water system, barangay halls and road construction. He said that the See headway, page A13

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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Region 10 under Atty. Ruby Claudia Almeda has intensifed its anti-smuggling drive in all public and private ports in Northern Mindanao, including the city of Zamboanga and the town of Liloy in Zamboanga del Norte, a customs official recently said.

BOC Intelligence Office II Alvin Y. Enciso told the Philippine Star that the bureau is now closely monitoring the shorelines under its jurisdiction following reports that traders are now using the privately-owned ports as dropping points of their smuggled goods. Enciso said the bureau

is now strictly and vigilant in monitoring all shorelines due to the presence of private wharfs that are unmanned by BOC “twentyfour seven.” The BOC, he said, is specifically monitoring more than 90 private wharfs in Zamboanga City and a private port in Medina in

Misamis Oriental. In Zamboanga City, he said that despite numerous arrests made by the bureau, smuggling of rice, sugar, ukay-ukay (used clothes), and even cigarettes remained a problem due to the presence of unmanned private ports. He said erring traders are using small boats (usually banca) to ferry smuggle goods from nearby countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Enciso also said the BOC has already sent a team to closely monitor the “paihi” oil smuggling in the town of Medina. He, however, admitted that the BOC cannot monitor all the private ports saying the agency is undermanned. “Kulang talaga ang mga tao sa bureau and this is the reason why the BOC would resort to profiling of some wharfs,” said the customs official. The BOC in Region 10 has already asked for an augmentation of personnel from BOC-Central Office to effectively carry out its anti-smuggling drive. Enciso said the BOC is thankful to other law enforcement agencies such as the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) that served as the BOC’s force multiplier. Earlier, the Intelligence Group (IG) of the BOC under Gen. Jessie Dellosa (retired) made a landmark

accomplishment when its port of Cagayan de OroCustoms Intelligence and Investigation Service (CDOCIIS) recorded the agency’s biggest seizure of ukay-ukay (used clothe). Enciso said the agency was able to stop the release of 21 units of 40-footer container vans that were filled with ukay-ukay last month. The shipment was estimated to be worth P52,500,000 in the market. The shipment entered and was intercepted at the Mindanao International Container Port Terminal (MICTP) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, which is a sub-port of the Cagayan de Oro port. “By virtue of the 21 alert orders issued by Customs Deputy Commissioner Intelligence Group (IG) Jessie Dellosa, we were able to hold on to the shipment,” said Enciso. “The intensified vigilance against smuggling of the CIIS in the port of Cagayan de Oro paid off. We had set a new record in the BOC in terms of the number of apprehended container vans of used clothing. Under the guidance of DepCom Dellosa, we would surely do our best to accomplish more feats in our future operations,” he added. All the 21 container vans were issued with Warrants of Seizure and Detention (WSD) and Forfeiture Orders given by Attorney Ruby Claudia Alameda, district collector of Cagayan de Oro port. The shipment came from Malaysia and Korea. They arrived the MICTP between July 4 to 11, 2015. They were all consigned to Greener Pasture Marketing with address at no. 36 Acacia Street, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. While the customs broker was Abel Avergonzado, of Purok Talisayan, San Nicholas, Buhangin, Davao City. The shipment is made up of assorted articles such as bed covers, bed sheets, See smuggling, page A13




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‘Discount’ for int’l airlines in Laguindingan airport pushed By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Lawmakers are pushing for a 100 percent discount on landing and parking fees to international airlines that call on the Laguindingan Airport here. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro and Party

List Rep. Maximo Rodriguez, of Abante Mindanao, passed House Resolution No. 2159, urging the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to grant the incentives to attract more flights to and from Misamis Oriental. The resolution cited the globally competitive arena for tourists, investors, and

stakeholders in the business industry, which the province of Misamis Oriental could offer having selected as the Second Most Competitive Provinces of 2015. “One way to attract more foreign airlines to Laguindingan is to offer incentives, which different airports in the world had welcomed, including the Changi Air-

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez, together with Abante Mindanao Congressman Maximo B. Rodriguez, Jr. lead the capsule laying during the groundbreaking of the construction of a two-storey, 6 classrooms school building in the Corrales Elementary School, Cagayan de Oro City. The new school building will cost Php 7,780,563.55. Together with the congressmen are City Administrator Roy Raagas; DepEd City School Division OIC Rosalio P. Victorillo; School Principal Adelina Encabo; DPWH CDO 2nd DEO District Engineer Anastacio G. Marundan; and Barangay Chairman Eldo Casino. photo supplied

port in Singapore, the Hong Kong International Airport, Incheon International Airport in South Korea, and airports in Atlanta and Northwest Florida in the United States,” the resolution said. The resolution urged the CAAP to give incentives of up to 100 percent discount on landing, parking fees for

new international routes to and from Cagayan De Oro City in Misamis Oriental to attract more flight routes. On Nov. 2014, the navigational equipment for night operations were installed at the Laguindingan Airport to accommodate night flights, which increased the number of tourists and businessmen entering not only Cagayan

de Oro City but also Northern Mindanao; The Laguindingan Airport opened in 2012, designed to bring in more air traffic, passengers and more cargo as the main airport of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan cities in northern Mindanao, and a counterpart of the Davao International Airport in Southern Mindanao.

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Longakit said the attending physician at Bukidnon Provincial Hospital declared Casinabe dead on arrival. Witnesses told police investigators that a white cargo truck with an unknown plate number heading toward Cagayan De Oro City sideswiped Casinabe’s motorcycle along the Sayre Highway in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Monday morning. On Sunday evening, four other motorcycleriding commuters died on a smashed up along the Bukidnon-Davao City Road in Maramag, Bukidnon, Longakit said. She identified the fatalities as Saturnino R.

Dela Peña, 61, of Maramag, Amancio Barcelina, 61, of Salawagan, Quezon, Narciso A Engaling, Jr., 28, of Zone 5 Poblacion Impasugong, all of Bukidnon and George E. Antolin, of Davao City. Dela Peña died on the spot while the hospital doctors declared the three others died on arrival in the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital in Maramag, Bukidnon. Initial investigation disclosed that Dela Peña and Engaling were each driving a motorcycle when they figured in a head-on collision along the Bukidnon-Davao Road Sunday evening. The two other fatalities were backriders of the Dela Peña and Engaling, Longakit said.

5 people, including a teacher, died of motorcycle mishaps in Bukidnon CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Five people, including a public school teacher, died in separate motorcycle mishaps in Bukidnon, a report reaching here said Wednesday. In her weekly police report, Police Insp. Jiselle M. Longakit, spokesperson of the Bukidnon provincial police office, said that road accidents took place separately in the last four days starting last Sunday. She identified the fatalities as Elvis B. Casinabe, 32, a public school teacher assigned in Talakag, Bukidnon, a victim of “hit-andrun” road accident.

ARMM continues Lanao Sur road to Bukidnon

Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao led the groundbreaking ceremony of the concreting of the 63-kilometer Kapai-Tagoloan-Talakag Provincial Road Phase II on

Friday, August 7, 2015 in the Municipality of Kapai, Lanao del Sur. During the formal opening program, Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong, Jr. stated that an additional

10 kilometres of the road shall commence concretion. “Soon, the road to Talakag, Bukidnon will be fully paved enhancing trade between the two provinces and therefore, boosting Lanao del Sur’s economic growth

DPWH-ARMM secretary Don Mustapha Loong leads the signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on behalf of their respective offices to fully commited the project completion by the end of the 2016. (R-L) Hon. Mujiv Hataman-ARMM regional governor, Hon. Mamintal “Bombit”Alonto Adiong, Hon. Shanfullah Tamog-mayor of Pualas, Lanao del Sur, standing are DPWH Lanao del Sur officials headed by Engr. Luz Sani. sonny u . sudaria , mdn - armm bureau

and providing ivelihood to our farmers and constituents,” Adiong said. Before proceeding to the ground-breaking site, Hataman, Adiong and ARMM- Department of Public Works and Highways

Secretary Don Mustapha Loong signed a Memorandum of Agreement in behalf of their respective offices to fully commit to the project’s completion by the end of 2016. The Kapai-Tagoloan-

Talakag Road shall connect the municipalities of Kapai and Tagoloan, Lanao del Sur to the municipality of Talakag, Bukidnon and Cagayan de Oro City. As of press time, See ROAD, page A13

ARMM regional governor Mujiv Hataman, Lanao del Sur governor Mamintal “Bombit” A. Adiong and DPWH-ARMM officials were undertaking the groundbreaking ceremony of the 63 kilometers Kapai-Tagoloan, Lanao del Sur and Talakag, Bukidnon road concreting and additional 10 kilometer concreting of phase-I. sonny sudaria, mdn-armm bureau

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Compartmentalized justice The Supreme Court decision granting jailed Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile’s bid to post bail only proves that in this country justice is compartmentalized between the rich and powerful, on the one hand, and the poor and powerless, on the other. For how can the eight justices of that court justify their decision when hundreds of thousands of detainees of various offenses who are poor and powerless continue to languish in jail while their cases ranging from petty to not so heinous crimes are heard in court? The favorable decision Enrile got from the eight justices shows that when you have money combined with political power Lady Justice bows on bended knees to you. This is how petty the eight justices have become. If the eight justices are disturbed by what befell Enrile hence their decision to free him on bail on humanitarian grounds, do the other detainees similarly situated not worthy of their compassion for humanitarian grounds as well? Their



It is unfortunate when we have leaders think merely ALLAN M. MEDIANTE about short goals. This is Editor-in-Chief a nightmare for the people ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ or subordinates. We never Managing Editor Executive Editor achieve the best. We never get the super achievement. CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING In short, the people or subAssociate Editor Contributing Editor ordinates are in despair. MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda When we feel, living in Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor a country is never comfortable, if the top leaders think GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit too much about little things. Motoring Editor Photo Journalist In fact, even little guys are felix santillan ROEL CATOTO advised to think great things. EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao If the top leaders think trivial Layout Artists issues, their will spend too PAT SAMONTE much energy and time, only irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga about the little things. Sup posedly, great people should JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG think of all strategically and Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao visionary. Regional Editors-Northmin Think little goals and AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA expect little achievement. Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Think big goals and win big success (David Joseph ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI Schuwartz). This philoNOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 sophical or wise word is CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY important for the leaders. Legal Counsel Never spend our energy too --------------------------------------------------------------much for little achievement. bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 Just now, in my country, RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 there has been a cabinet MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 reshuffle. This indicates GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 there has been something VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 that should be corrected. If KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 not, at least a lot of things Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 happen that are not quite tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 properly, especially for the bobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 larger national interest. The ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 leaders should spend their 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 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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act of singling out Enrile concretely manifests their crooked understanding of what the word justice is. What will prevent the eight justices now from freeing on bail also Sens. Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla with this precedent-setting decision they issued on Enrile’s case? In this benighted country, indeed, justice is relative and its interpretation by the magistrates even by the country’s highest court is subjective, meaning, it is subject to the whim and caprice of the justices interpreting it. I fully share the view

expressed by some lawyers that if the Supreme Court is truly anchoring its free Enrile decision on humanitarian grounds, the least that they should have done was put him on house arrest. The decision as penned restores Enrile’s right to be back in the Senate thus mar that august chamber again with ignominy. It was ignominious already that Enrile got jailed for charges of corruption and plunder for his alleged abuse and misuse of his pork barrel fund, a public fund entrusted to him with trust to be used only for the public weal, it is more ignominious, and this time this is courtesy of the Supreme Court, to let him return to the very chamber whose image he smeared. The decision only exposes the lack of appreciation by the eight justices of this basic tenet about trusteeship where public officials like Enrile holds office by virtue of the trust afforded him by the people through their electoral mandate. Public officials like Enrile need to always hold dear

such trust given them and to never break that trust by abusing their power and by misusing public funds. Had the eight justices weighed Enrile’s petition for bail in this light, they might not have granted his petition because granting such petition is without any moral or ethical bases which is the very fiber of every law. The burden of proving ones innocence in cases of abuse by public officials of their sworn duty is on them. At this point, no hearing yet as to the merits of the case filed against Enrile thus the eight justices could still not say that the evidence against him is weak or if trial is held and decision is rendered on the merits of the case, he could not be penalized with reclusion perpetua or life imprisonment. At this stage, the Sandiganbayan is simply hearing the petition for bail filed by Enrile. That petition is yet to be resolved by the antigraft court but here comes the eight justices granting what the Sandiganbayan See bacon, page A11

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energy for thinking strategically and visionary. They should formulate policies that can drive the economy of a nation. By thinking in such a way, they can create some good policies in order to empower their nation. They can also find good policies dealing with political, law, economic, social, cultural, and even always synergistic aspects. In essence, the country’s leaders need to think strategically. They should not think about operational levels such as all jobs that do not have global implications. If so, they are unfortunate. Like potential leaders, both regional and national levels, they need to change their mindset. Think strategically! They should think something that carries global impact. Not the other way, they only think of operational levels which lead them to spend their energy without impacting its global prosperity. Strategies and tactics should be created. We have learned that the past history has given us a good lesson. Do not forget history because it has a meaningful lesson. Never stumble on the same hurdle stone!

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Invite people to get involved in development! Invite them to be busy at work. However, in order that they can be busy at work, make good policies prioritized or centered on the people involvement. The point is, make a strategy and create policies that empower people. Again, make policies that involve all levels of society. With such a policy, the country indirectly creates prosperity of the nation. Which prospective leaders should we choose? They are all those who have tangible and positive impact on the environment. They are in the experience of their lives; whatever they did always made the nation prosperous. They are the ones who have given us the evidence of making

the people in their entire prosperous. Strategic thinking is more important. For the leaders and the prospective leaders, thinking strategically is essential. Any country with the people who are empowered, is always prosperous. With that prosperity, a nation can think critically and strategically. Again, think something big. Think about something strategic because with such behavior, the subordinates will follow the leaders without despair. To close this article, let me rephrase a leadership quote. If your action inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are the real leader (John Quincy Adams). Editor’s note: Dr. Djuwari Sarkawi is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Master-gourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia Association of Press Practitioners/ Journalists in East Java province (HIPSI), Indonesia. He is also the president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers (IASPER).

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“Kind words are like honey - sweet power to make a real difference. to the soul and healthy for the body.” People carry the words they’ve Proverbs 16:24 heard spoken to them throughout their lives. These words can build Do you know someone in your life them up positively or tear them that could use honest and truly down. One thing is true, your kind words? Words have the power words carry power. Be generous to build someone up. You have the with your honey.

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U T UA N C I T Y -- The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in its pursuit to promptly respond to the eager aspiration of its members for organizational development, rolled off the 4-day Information Technology (IT) Training for the Del

Monte Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Families Organization (DMOFO) on August 10-13, 2015 at the Barangay Hall of Del Monte, Talacogon, Agusan del Sur. In the vision to familiarize the basic commands in operating a computer and gradually be able to utilize

the advent of technology in bridging the gap between their loved ones abroad, some 18 members with ages ranging from 40-60 participated in the information technology training conducted by OWWA. Having seen the need to cope up with the fast advancement of technol-

ogy, Ariel N. Arreza, the president of the organization, shared his gratitude for having been afforded with the training that will help them in the necessary preparations for the realization of their organizational visions. He also added that it is never too late to keep up with the information

DENR developed and planted 1,303 hectares with trees at Taguibo Watershed By Eric Gallego

Butuan City- The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Caraga Region has developed and planted at least 1,303 hectares with trees at the Taguibo Watershed over the past 10 years since 2004 which is a clear manifestation that the agency is consistently doing its part in reforestation program in the area. DENR 13 Regional Director Nonito M. Tamayo showed this report at the recent First Butuan Water Rights Summit held in Butuan City to correct false impression that the agency has done nothing in the development of the 4,367 hectares Taguibo Watershed area, the source of water supply of the city residents. “The DENR was fully involved in the development of the watershed since 2004 when the agency hadtaguibo embarked on a tree planting activity first in an eleven-hectare area,” he said. Since then, he said the agency particularly the Provincial Environment Office employees has tapped other government and nongovernment agencies and

organization to join the reforestation projects. In 2006 the DENR planted tree seedlings on a 15-hectare land at the watershed. Over the next four years until 2010, the DENR conducted enrichment planting and reforestation of 50 hectares. It has also mobilized and engaged the members of the AKTFAI, an organization of lumads farmers living within the watershed in the reforestation and development of 192 hectares in 2009 to 2010. Director Tamayo said that with the full implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP), a total of 825 hectares were rehabilitated and planted with indigenous species and fruit trees by several IP organization in the area. I n Fe b r u a r y 2 0 1 2 , the DENR had released P1,208,400 to the AnticalaKabulay Tree Farmers Association Inc. (AKTFAI), Anticala Tribal Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ATRICMPCO), and San Antonio Integrated Farmers Multi-Purposes Cooperative (SAIFMULCO) for the reforestation of 76 hectares. In 2014, the DENR under the NGP has again release

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City Publication Notice R.A. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0190-2015 (R.A. 10172) 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 EDEN BESA GONZAGA has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error of the child’s sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EDNA M. BESA, who was born on March 4, 1955 at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines and whose parents are MELCHOR BESA and MANITA MARIANO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 August 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 13 & 20, 2015

P 9,294,250 for the members of the Anticala Watershed Farmers Association (AWFA), the beneficiaries of the Butuan City Water District, the AKTFAI, the ATRICMPCO, and the Anticala Tribal Council of Elders and Leaders Association (ATRICELA) for the development and reforestation of 565 hectares planted with fruit trees and indigenous species. This year, the DENR under the NGP has al-

located P8,428,558.25 to the IPs under CADT 135 to develop and plant tree seedlings in 184 hectares ancestral land. Director Tamayo said the DENR and its 1,300 strong employees are committed to protect and preserve the natural resources at the Taguibo Watershed but the whole community nevertheless, must share efforts in the sustainable development and rehabilitation of the area.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL SUR 12th Judicial Region Branch 8- Marawi City IN RE: Petition for Correction of Entries and Change of First Name in the Civil Registry of Marawi City, Province of Lanao del Sur. SHAHLIMAR HOFER TAMANO, a.k.a. “MOHAMMAD TAUFIX OWEIDA SHAHLIMAR HOFER TAMANO”, Petitioner,


Spcl. Proc. No. 2263-15

NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE, CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MARAWI CITY. and all other persons who have interest in the petition, Respondents. x----------------------------------------x ORDER Claiming that there are erroneous entries in petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth, he filed the petition to correct them, to wit; his first name from MOHAMMAD TAUFIX OWEIDA SHAHLIMAR to SHAHLIMAR, his place of birth from MSU Campus, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur to CAIRO, EGYPT, and his religion from Muslim to ISLAM. The petition being sufficient in form and substance ,it is set for hearing on September 8, 2015 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at Hall of Justice, Marawi City and anybody interested in the petition should appear and show cause, if any, why it should not be granted. Petitioner must publish this order in a newspaper of general circulation in Lanao del Sur once a week for three consecutive weeks. He must furnish copies of his petition to the respondent and the Office of the Solicitor General. Serve copies hereof unto petitioner, counsel, respondent and the Office of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Marawi City, Philippines, this 9th day of June, 2015. (SGD.)RASAD G. BALINDONG Acting Presiding Judge

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age. More than just the orientation to the social media and the internet as the main use of computers, Vincent B. Mahinay, IT Instructor of OWWA Regional Welfare Office Caraga discussed five modules which included the computer fundamentals 1 and 2, the internet and Microsoft Office i.e. Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The graduation program, which was attended by the barangay councilors of Del Monte and the municipal PESO Manager of Talacogon, Engr. Remigio Remidio, paved way for the introduction of the ideals of the organization in continuously enhancing their livelihood and in amNOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of FERNANDO SABIJON MORCILLA, who died intestate at Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, Inc., Cagayan de Oro City, consisting of REAL PROPERTIES: 1) A parcel of agricultural land situated in the Barrio of Libertad, City of Butuan, under Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0003-13060 issued by the City Assessor of Butuan, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-33461 issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City, containing an area of 1,000 square meters, more or less; 2) A parcel of residential land, situated in Brgy. Ambago, City of Butuan under Tax Declaration No. 08-04-0001-00796 issued by the City Assessor of Butuan, covered by TCT No. RT-30360 issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City, containing an area of 150 square meters, more or less; 3) A parcel of residential land situated in Brgy. Ambago, City of Butuan, under Tax Declaration No. 08-04-0001-00795, covered by TCT No. RT-30359 issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City containing an area of 150 square meters, more or less; 4) A parcel of agricultural land, situated in Barrio of Taguibo, City of Butuan, under Tax Declaration No. 08-13-0007-01197, covered by TCT No. T-31678 issued by the Register of Deeds of Butuan City, containing an area of 3,000 square meters, more or less; 5) A parcel of residential land, situated in Brgy. Pinamanculan, Butuan City, covered by Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0005-00369 issued by the City Assessor of Butuan, containing an area of 240 square meters, more or less; 6) A residential building, located at Brgy. Taguibo, Butuan City, covered by Tax Declaration No. 08-13-0007-00492 issued by the City Assessor of Butuan, with an area of 71.45 square meters, more or less; 7) A parcel of commercial building located at Brgy. Taguibo, Butuan City, covered by Tax Declaration No. 08-13-0007-00493 issued by the City Assessor of Butuan, with an area of 40.80 square meters, more or less; AND PERSONAL PROPERTIES/MOTOR VEHICLES: 8) An Isuzu Bighorn wagon under Cerificate of Registration No. 7198243-3, Model-1995, Plate No.. RFL-437, MV File No. 0386-

plifying their contribution to the economy through utilization of the lush soil of the locality. Furthermore, the newly elected officers of the Talacogon OFW and Dependents Association (TODA) from Poblacion, Talacogon also joined the program for their induction ceremony. In order to keep abreast with the very competitive world of today, OWWA Caraga regional director Samuel S. Madrid stressed the importance of coordination to maintain cohesiveness among the Talacogon OFW organizations to be able to create a more intensified influence and yield a better outcome. (Jean Pearl I. Millones/OWWACaraga/PIA-Caraga) 00000146700, Engine No. 4JG2-128076, Chassis No. LJBS69GW-8150501; 9) A Nissan Navara 4X4 M/T Pick-up under Certificate of Registration No. 150601441, Model-2010, Plate No. KEX746, MV File No. 1036-00000150520, Engine No. YD251990851, Chassis No. MNTCCUD4020005880; 10) A Nissan double cab Pick-up under Certificate of Registration no. 55431246, Model-1998, Plate No. LCP-805, MV File no. 111276902, Engine no. 161398, Chassis no. AGY720-923149; 11) A Hyundai Dump Truck under Certificate of Registration no. 64448370, Plate no. MDA-341, MV File No. 1246-91179, Engine no. D81AYK031664, Chassis no. XMCDB19YPKU002987; 12) A Hundai Dump truck under Certificate of Registation no. 51010266, Model-1997, Plate No. GGJ-361, MV File no. 0724-47249, Engine no. D8AYPK0-34838, Chassis no. KMCDB19PKU003428; 13) A Fuso Dump truck under Certificate of Registration no. 13479401-5, Model-1999, Plate No. USZ-234, MV File no. 131200000138227, Engine no. 8DC8260792, Chassis no. FV413J50338; 14) A Isuzu Dump truck under Certificate of Registration no. 7203848-1, Model-1986, Plate no. GES-296, MV File No. 071600009669294, Engine no. 10PC1939189, Chassis No. CXZ19J-1985461; 15) A Hyundai Dump truck under Certificate of Registration no. 43006083, Plate no. GGF-247, MV File no. 0716123964, Engine No. D8Y0-099360, Chassis no. KMCDB19YPHU000862; and 16) A Yamaha motorcycle under Certificate of registration no. 38807133, Plate no. MD-3077, MV File no. 12469013, Engine no.3ET-008506, Chassis no. 3ET-008006, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED FERNANDO SABIJON MORCILLA made and executed by deceased Fernando Sabijon Morcilla’s only surviving heirs, namely, his wife Lilibeth Gongora Morcilla, and his legitimate child/son Ferdinand Louie Gongora Morcilla, per Doc. No. 123; Page No. 25; Book No. XLXII; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Nemesio M. Gallenero, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, Province of Agusan del Norte until Dec. 31, 2016 with PTR No. 0893948 Butuan City. MDN: Aug 6, 13 & 20, 2015

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that IAN JAKE A. MAGRIÑA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of IAN JAKE ABALDE MAGRIÑA who was born on MARCH 31, 1994 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JOSEPH JANGAO MAGRIÑA and MYRNA LADRADA ABALDE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than AUGUST 21, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JOFFY QUINOMPOT LOKING has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOFFY VITORILLO QUINOMPOT who was born on August 5, 1985 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ARTEMIO QUINOMPOT and JULIETA VITORILLO QUINOMPOT. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than August 21, 2015.

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Tagum cops score big in 2 drug-related operations


AGUM CITY, Davao del Norte — Two successful operations within two weeks have proven the reinvigorated push of the Tagum City Police Office, in cooperation with leading law enforcements agencies, in curtailing the drug trade in the city. On Monday, August 17, 2015, the Tagum City Police Personnel led by Police Superintendent Lito E. Patay conducted a buy bust operation, which led to the arrest of four drug suspects who have transported illegal drugs worth five million pesos. The operation was done in coordination with the Davao del Norte Police Provincial Office (DNPPO), Special Task Group Tagum’s

Finest (STGTF) and Davao del Norte Intelligence Section and Regional Special Operation Group conducted the search and warrant at Barangay West early this morning 4:00am, August 17, 2015 that led to the arrest of four suspects. Police authorities identified the suspects arrested as Junaid P. Bancola, 35 years old and his wife Samerah R. Bancola, 23 years old from Malabang, Lanao del Sur, Moncao G. Bancola, 35 years old and wife Sarah Bancola 39 years old from Sarimanok, Marawi City that were arrested by virtue of a search warrant signed by Judge Arlene Palabrica. The operatives seized suspected almost one kilo of alleged shabu from the four suspects in Barangay West

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in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) along with six large packs of alleged shabu, four medium-sized sachets of alleged shabu, one improvised plastic tooter, one weighing scale and one plastic container. On the other hand, another operation last week also led to the arrest of 10 suspected drug pushers in three separate operations last August 12, 2015 at Purok 1 and Purok 3, Barangay Madaum, Tagum City. Armed with search warrants numbered 47-2015

and 49-2015, signed on August 4, 2015 and August 12, 2015, respectively, by the honorable Judge Virginia D. Tehano-Ang of the Branch 1 of the Regional Trial Court at Tagum City, the two search operations at the aforementioned Barangay’s Purok 3, led to the apprehension of Alias Osang and Alias Magembo, from whom 3 differentlysized sachets of shabu, 1 improvised plastic tooter, 1 disposable lighter and 1 improvised rifle without a serial number were confiscated, as well as Edres

Dayon Sanama, 35 years old, who was in possession of 1 empty sachet, 5 empty sachets with shabu residues and 1 sachet of suspected shabu. The search operation at Purok 1, Madaum was made by virtue of the search warrant numbered 50-2015 issued and signed on August 4, 2015 by Judge TehanoAng. Arrested during the said anti-illegal drug activity were Alberto Q. Laurente, 63 years old; Junrey C. Pernea, Archebal Dayon. 26, Hitler Dayon, 30, Peter Louie Dayon, Stephen

R. Juan, 20, and Melane Lomero Garcia, 27, who were found in possession of 3 differently-sized sachets of shabu, 3 empty sachets with residues of shabu, 2 aluminum strips, 2 aluminum needle, 2 improvised tooters, 1 empty sachet and 2 disposable lighter. All anti-illegal drug operations were jointly headed by P/Supt Lito E. Patay of the TCPO, P/Supt Alexander R. Serrano, Jr. of the DNPPSC and P/Insp Cosme S. Masepequiña of Tagum’s Finest. (Reports from Rigor Mortis and Lala Ponce/CIO)

2nd Davao Indigenous Tribal Games underway By Marlon Gayog & Lito Delos Reyes

DAVAO CITY - The 2nd Davao Indigenous Tribal Games get underway Aug. 20 with five tribes led by defending champion Ata Manobo competing and showing their culture and

tradition at the People’s Park. Organized by the City Government of Davao through the Sports Development Division-City Mayor’s Office (SDD-CMO), the

one-day activity gives recognition to the city’s indigenous people’s (IPs) and is one of the highlights of this year’s celebration of the 30th Kadayawan Festival. Aside from the games, a ritual chanting, dances and cultural presentation

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Teacher’s Views Editor : IRENE DAYO

Secretary Lapus once said that it takes a village to educate the child. In this context it is very clear that community and the school are indeed inseparable but partners in the implementation of educational programs of the Department of Education. Nevertheless, if the school will work together with the community then it is not difficult to sail but easy for the institution to propel its vision and mission. Under school-based management the stakeholders are empowered to plan-out programs and projects towards the attainment of the school’s vision. Along this line it is believed that the community has substantia) role in the attainment of Department’s mandate to attain quality basic education. It has been established that community participation has greater impact on the school performances. T he s cho ol a l one couldn’t stand without the assistance from its stake-

holders. Even though that the school has the MOOE but the budget wouldn’t be enough for its survival. Developments of the school could easily be facilitated when there is all-out support of the community. It is believed that the success of the school lies in the hands of the stakeholders. Furthermore, it has been substantiated in many studies conducted that the school with community involvement generate greater success in the implementation of school programs indeed it yields a positive upshot in realizing the school’s vision. Therefore, in collaboration per se it is not far and beyond that the dream of the department of education to produce quality and globally competitive graduates is at hand yet success is indeed closer to the doorstep. Putting our efforts together will engender greater heights of school accomplishments towards the fulfillment its mandate to better serve the school clientele.

Programs: DepEd’s aid in overcoming problems on children’s education By Teresa C. Quidato T-III Dilapa Integrated School

The thought that tough kind of life is enveloping the life of humanity, it is as well one major reason behind challenging rate of drop-outs and outof-school youths in the country. In fact, 36% of students in year 2012 has been reported in dropping out after elementary and only 44 percent graduate in high school because of different reasons including financial instability. For this reason, Department of Education has implemented educational programs to aid the need to address this problem in education GO! Education or Greater Opportunities! Education is a program designed for the same purpose. This is being realized through tapping and seeking support and contribution from big organizations that assist education sector, such as Philippines Business for Education, Australian Agency for International Development, United States Agency for International Development and many others. “Abot Alam” project is also one program that

ease access of education in the country. It is a nationwide campaign that intends to improve the delivery of free and quality education through alternative methods of learning such as scheduling classes depending upon the convenience of students. The same also to this, Alternative Learning System (ALS) caters adults, persons with disabilities, out-of-school and dropout individuals on classes that best suit the time and place preferred by students. Moreover, the program gave them the chance to finish unattended grade levels, so that they could be enrolled in educational level that parallels their age and knowledge. This opens them to greater opportunities, so that they will be more productive and will be more improved in terms of status and position in society. There are several programs implemented to further address the problems on children’s education. These programs only show how Education must be prioritized. Thus, everyone should be supportive to these programs.


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Retirement: Thinking About What’s Ahead

Community and School Partnership the Core of School-Based Management By Virgilio Q. Ibarrat Teacher-II Cabalantian Elementary School

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By Araceli S. Bagas Master Teacher – l Mibantang Elementary School

Have you thought about what your life would be after retirement? Have you actually thought the idea of retiring . Some people are too absorbed and engrossed about the moment that they are having with their careers, and they shrug off the fact that the day will eventually come for them to

retire. Some deny retirement and choose to ignore plans about it because they are not yet ready to let go of things that they’re used to do and possess in their careers. The issue concerning retirement seems to be neglected though and is perceived very differently by different people. When we talk about retirement, people would usually think about not having sense of responsibility and being worthless in the society. This is commonly felt by people who are too attached and focused to the idea that

their work is what makes their world. Contrary to what people perceive, retirement should be planned ahead to slowly ease and accept separation anxiety from work. Retirement will give you space and time ,two things that we do not have while having our working career. And these idle moments we will have when we retire will give us anxiety and a felling of not having something to give and do for the greater good of the society. These are natural feeling that will keep bugging us that will cause

MTB-MLE: The Bridge of Learning

By Teresa C. Quidato T-III Dilapa Integrated School

There are different problems that can hinder children to learn, or if not, could cause a poor and slow-pace learning among them. If a teacher fails to determine basic problems, it is impossible for children to learn even the basic lessons. Thus, it is important to distinguish the root of any possible failure. For an instance, how can a student understand

the whole lesson if he fail to interpret an important word used by the teacher? Yes, misinterpretation should be prevented even at the beginning of discussion. This is one of the reasons that Department of Education has come up with MTB-MLE or Mother Tongue-Based Multilinguistic Education. It is a program under K to 12 Basic Education system that allows the use of mother-tongue language in conducting classes for earlier levels of education.

The use of MTB-MLE is a good initiation. It might be blur to everyone but not 100% of the total population of pupils in grades one, two and three could understand English, for example. So, if the teacher will use English language in his Math class, how could a student understand and analyze a problem-solving item.2 if he cannot even interpret a word in a sentence? Furthermore, the best way to analyze a problem is to be able to understand the whole idea of a situation

fear about retirement. But knowing that no one can escape this phase of life, it is necessary to organize a plan and start and start to see what is ahead after we retire. We know that it is always exciting to take a new journey in life. Our mind-set will define what path will we take on which will not just let us accept that we have contributed something with the work that we have done, but also to realize the new things that we can able to achieve in the newer endeavors that will take on in the future. Let us just remember to focus on what’s ahead. given through mothertongue. This is the thought of MTB-MLE in its run on pushing fast-pace learning among students. The learning of English and Filipino, moreover, will be better. Mother-tongue then is the tool for transition in learning English language that is mostly used in upper levels of Education. Proper flow of communication is important in teaching and learning. Similarly, good and appropriate use of spoken language is a basic step in overcoming poor learning.

Parents’ role in developing talent and skills among children By Rhyleen E. Ylagan T-II Palacapao Elementary School Palacapao, Quezon, Bukidnon

There are special talents that are hidden within each person. These are mostly discovered on the latter part of their lives. In fact, some will just know it once they step elementary years, high school or even college. However, parents can opt to know their child’s talent earlier through exposing him to

various activities such as writing. At first, writing is difficult knowing the fact that not all students love to write. For some, it is hard to come up with anything to write about. Others have a lot to say, but it is hard to get the ideas written down in a meaningful way. For a small percentage of children, every step of the writing process is difficult — from processing the ideas to forming the

Capehan Boy Scouts Got Champion on Tower Building By Rizalito S. Paloso

L i b o n a c o nt i n g e nt headed by the Linda N. Jumanguito District Commissioner, got champion on Tower Building during the Provincial Jamboree held in Kalilangan District last November 2014. The said event marked in the history of scouting in Libona that Capehan BSP showed their talent in lashing and tying ropes. The event was participated by 8 Capehan selected Boy Scouts who performed and exhibits their basic skills in lashing. Each contingent or participants in the contest was given three hours to finish their tower. These include the giving of instructions by the judges and the preparation of bamboo poles and rope materials. They do carefully their

task to avoid lost of time and efforts to finish their activity on time. With their speed and agility, Libona Contingent was the first to set up a tower in kalilangan ground. Some local tourist who loves scouting and observed the activity appreciates the rope work of our boys’ scouts. They did not stop themselves from getting closer to it and took picture with their friends. The coach, Scout Master Rizalito S. Paloso and BSP District field Commissioner Ruel Gulle fell confident that our boy scouts overcome the challenge. To our dear boy scouts, we salute you. May the great grandmaster of all scout and scouters be with us, till we meet again.

letters to write to convey the right message. Parents can provide support by having their child type assignments when possible, and structure homework time to allow for extra time for completion. Experts suggest that students should be asked to do real writing like writing a letter to a relative. It’s more important for the child to write a letter to a relative than it is to write a one-line note on a greeting

card. Encourage the child to write to relatives and friends. Perhaps your child would enjoy corresponding with a pen pal. Parents play big role in their child’s mental growth. Their interest as well as talents could be exposed once they will gain confidence and know their capabilities. One task parents could do in the stage of development is to support and appreciate what their child could do.



Pongol Elementary School is located at Purok 3, Pongol, Libona, Bukidnon. It is a complete elementary school supervised by a principal with 11 efficient and devoted teachers. In response to the program of the Department of Education, Pongol Elementary School conducted the 2015 School-Based Summer Reading Camp which lasted for 3 consecutive weeks from April 20 to May 8, 2014 at 8:00 in the until 12:00 noon. This focused to the problem on non-readers of Pongol Elementary School in order to develop the reading ability of the learners and to help them appreciate the importance of reading in our life. The activity was participated with select pupils of different grade levels, the honors to act as model and assist the needs of the nonreader learners, and the capable teachers of the said school. The activities during the 3-week camp were varied like reading stories, fun in code numbers, dramatization, messaged relay, paint

me a picture, following direction, sequencing events, spelling bee as well as feeding. All of them were based in the suggested activities in the training matrix. The learners felt happy as if they were playing fun games and talking with friends casually. They actively participates each activity and they enjoyed much what they’ve done. They did not feel hard in doing the activities due to their eagerness and excitement to do and to finish with points garnered. The 2015 School-Based Summer Reading Camp ended with a culminating program where the learners received school supplies as their award. The deserving learners received an award as to the Best in Attendance, Best in Spelling, Most Cooperative, Active, Punctual, Participative and Most Creative. With the help of the stakeholders, the 2015 School-Based Summer Reading Camp of Pongol Elementary School was done very successful that lead the learners to engage in the school activities next school year.

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AboitizPower to build 59-MW solar power project

Aboitiz Power Corp. (AboitizPower) and SunEdison have awarded the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for their first joint solar power project to be located near San Carlos City, Negros Occidental. The EPC contractor, Nari Group Corporation, will undertake the construc-

tion of the Php 3.5-billion, 59-MW Negros Solar Energy Project. Nari has successfully completed more than 30 projects in the Philippines. The Negros Solar Energy Project is set for commercial operations in the first quarter of 2016 and will be one of the largest solar power projects in the Philippines

Philippine number one mobile brand Globe Telecom led the discussion on its digital and mobile business models at a panel session alongside representatives from the largest companies in Asia and the World at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2015. Globe Head of Strategy & Corporate Development for Consumer Business Benett Aquino discussed “Business Models for the Future of Mobile Internet”, further expounding on the advantages of a mobile first service, growth of partnerships, products and services, and strategies in reaching different markets. Alongside Aquino are known luminaries in the mobile industry. These include Peter Greenberger of Twitter, Mausam Bhatt of Flipkart, and Pranay Jivrajka of OlaCabs. Aquino shared the advantages of having a mobile-first service and consumers. “We see that our mobile-first users usually have a pattern of heavy app usage especially for social networking, content consumption, and mobile gaming. This has been made possible as mobile devices and connectivity are portable and always available for the customer. The expectation is to have a growth of penetration in the use of smartphones and Internet data as new

up and coming services like crowdsourcing apps and customized content namely Spotify are now available. “ With extensive transformation to give better service to its customers, Globe embraces partnerships and offers products and services that keep up with the rapidly evolving customer behavior and trends. “ Globe gives customers value-for-money services with the best experience possible. Content partnerships with the likes of Disney, NBA and Facebook drives the shift of the customer from use of core services to adoption of data. Having strong governance and apt strategies that drives the company to the right direction will allow us to give products and services that are tailor-fitted to the needs of the customer,” added Aquino. Aquino concluded by looking forward in extending the company’s reach to give ser vices for different markets. He noted that it is imperative to know the customer and what they want through building partnerships and services that are most relevant. “In expanding the range of market, we need to plan clearly as to how we can address the needs of the people. Giving them incentives and deals such as free content mad available upon subscription to promos and offers will kick-start data

to date. “This project is in support of the call by the government to maximize the renewable energy potential of the country. AboitizPower is one of the biggest renewable energy producers in the country and we will continue to expand this capacity. This project is a testament to that commit-

ment,” Antonio R. Moraza, AboitizPower President and COO said. “AboitizPower will continue to pursue the right mix of energy sources to ensure reliability and a reasonable cost of power to the end consumers.” Moraza added. In November 2014, AboitizPower and SunEdison announced a joint

framework agreement to explore, develop, construct, and operate up to 300 MW of utility-scale solar in the Philippines over the next three years. To date, AboitizPower and its partners produce a total of 3,044 MW of power, 40-percent of which are coming from its Cleanergy portfolio made up

of hydro and geothermal power plants SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company. It develops, finances, installs, owns and operates renewable power plants, delivering predictably priced electricityy to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers.

Globe Telecom’s mobile Internet business models highlighted at Mobile World Congress Shanghai

(L-R) Neha Dharia of Ovum, Benett Aquino of Globe, Mausam Bhatt of Flipkart, Peter Greenberger of Twitter and Pranay Jivrajka of Olacabs share their insights regarding Business Models for the Future of the Mobile Internet at a Panel Discussion session at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. provided photo

adoption.” The MWC Shanghai is an annual exhibition for the mobile industr y and a conference attended by executives and representatives of mobile operators, device manufacturers, technology providers, vendors and content owners from all over the world. With the theme “Mobile Unlimited”, MWC Shanghai

focused on how mobile technology revolutionizes and enhances an individual’s life. Globe Telecom’s initiatives coming from its transformation posted remarkable results by end 2014. The company capped the previous year on a high note, catapulting to leadership in the Philippine telecommunications industry after

posting record-breaking business results in its mobile business in 2014. This resulted to dominance in postpaid and mobile data businesses in revenue market share, making the telco the number 1 mobile brand in the country. To sust ain market leadership in this year, Globe is set to continue revolutionizing the mobile industry with services

and offerings that enrich the mobile experience. Complementing its differentiated customer experience through modern network upgrades are its partnerships with global content providers such as Facebook, Viber, Spotify, NBA, online entertainment service HOOQ, and most recently, iconic entertainment brand Disney.


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BARELY two months since the Pope Francis issued the papal encyclical letter Laudato Si urging the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to join the fight against climate change, Islamic leaders from 20 countries issued on Tuesday (August 18) their own Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, urging the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims to play an active role in combating climate change and to support a strong agreement at the Climate Chance Conference in Paris in December. The Declaration, unanimously adopted at the end of the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium

in Istanbul, Turkey, urged governments to deliver a strong, new international climate agreement in Paris in December to signal the beginning of the end of fossil fuels. “The same fossil fuels that helped us achieve most of the prosperity we see today are the main cause of climate change. Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah—gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans. But our attitude to these gifts has been short-sighted, and we have abused them. What A float full of rambutan, santol, durian and other fruits joins the opening salvo of the Timpupo Fruit Festival in Kidapawan City Wednesday (19 August 2015). The week-long will future generations festival showcases the city’s bountiful fruit harvest. See fossil, page A13

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Davao City eyes Israeli greenhouse technology to spur food production

DAVAO City––The city government is planning to introduce a greenhouse model using Israeli technology to increase food production. Speaking in Monday’s Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City, former North Cotabato governor See food, page A13

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You have the ultimate right to ask Special Gospel of the day (August20, 2015-Thursday) Matthew 6:7-15- Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but “deliver us from evil:” For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses:

In our gospel, we are taught the prayer that we are used to pray in our daily life; which is the “OUR FATHER.” Take note, “Jesus never said” that my Father in Heaven, but “He used the word “OUR” Father.” This means that “Jesus is our brother and we have the same God.” Therefore, we are all children of God. What are the “effects” for being the children of God? In Romans 8:17-And

if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. For this, you have the ultimate right to ask favors from God. You have the legal right to receive everything from him: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhDTony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!


Earthquake is the one famous disaster that caused people died or injured. It cannot be detected when and where it would be happened to anyone. This is mostly happened in places where people hanging around and working. Earthquake is understood by being a natural phenomenon caused by the movement of the earth’s crustal plates due to climate change, too. The cause of earthquake may be fault and a volcanic eruption. Fault is a break or cracks in rock where Earth’s crust can move. An earthquake is the sudden movement

that causes Earth’s crust to shake. Earthquakes often cause major rapid changes to earth surface. Earthquakes can affect many places and lives on earth surface. Earthquake are powerful enough to damage buildings, roads, bridges and most of all humans lives. Connectively, the Pongol Elementary School conducted the simultaneous school-based earthquake drill on July22, 2015 AT 10:00 A.M. This was also affirmed by the virtue of the DepEd Order No.71, Series of 2014, started the pursuance of Executive Order 137.S.1999 Declaring the

Month of July of Every Year as National Disaster Consciousness Month (NDRRMC). This DepEd Memorandum stated that all public and private schools and DepEd offices in full cooperation with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (NDRRMC) should undertake a Simultaneous National S cho ol-B as e d E ar t hquake Drill. This series of activities is guided with the same:”Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran in July”. The drill started with the ceremonial pressing of the button where the pupils from Kindergarten to Grade Six together with their teachers and

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followed strictly the three important things during an earthquake. These were the Ducki ng , C ove r i ng an d Holding, Watching out for falling objects, and keeping calm and avoiding panic. Before the actual drill, all teachers understood an orientation after the flag ceremony they disseminated the information about the occurance of earthquake as well as the needs to carry out a drill to enhance the pupil’s awareness on safety measures. Teachers say to it that all of the pupils are accounted for by counting them one by one.

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BRIGADA ESKWELA 2015 By Rosalinda V. Pimentel

In all Schools in the Philippines, the call for Brigada Eskwela is being sounded. This call is in line with Department mandates for the purpose of preparing the school age children before the classes begin. May 18-22, 2015 Brigada Eskwela was done in Pongol Elementary School Pongol, Libong, Bukidnon. On the first day, only few parents answered the call but for the succeeding days, seventy – five cooperation and unity

were being observed by all stakeholders. Everyone showed willingness to help and work to make the school environment conductive learning. “Brigada Eskwela 2015 ended successfully. Pongol Teaching staff headed by Mrs. Lea Y. Saldivar expressed their profound gratitude to the indiiduals who rendered their services. For the opening if the school year 2015-2016 the school is now very much prepared.

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STYLE IS FOR EVERY SIZE WITH PARISIAN PLUS Style is for everyone and every size with SM’s Parisian Plus collection. The iconic shoe brand has a line for ladies with shoe sizes 9.5-12, making it possible for them to be on-trend and comfortable at the same time. After all, there is nothing to be embarrassed about one’s shoe size, and Parisian Plus allows one to step out in style with flattering and fab designs. You’ll also be surprised how Parisian Plus’ wedges and chunky heels can actually make your feet look smaller, as most high heels do. Or how bows, buckles, lace overlays and other accents can make your feet look more petite. Walk on the wild side with animal printed pumps; while laser cut accents will give your look a modern edge. Step in neutral territory with earth-toned sandals; and slip on ballet flats for those casual days. Parisian Plus is exclusively available at the SM Store in SM City Cagayan de Oro and in all SM Stores nationwide. Get connected with Parisian Plus through Parisian Shoes and Bags on Facebook and @SMParisian and @SMShoesandBags on Twitter and Instagram. #SMParisianPlus

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THE BEAUTIFUL STORY OF CDOTC By Miss Kamille Fye Selibio (CDOTC Models President) Photos by Myk Roa and Raphy Arcaina


ave you ever thought of dreaming, where you get the chance of showing your own capabilities and talents to your friends, where they would tell you of how amazing you were when they saw you on stage while saying that you should join pageants and come home winning? We all have stories to tell where we get lessons to learn, just like caterpillars who crawls up to a tall tree, they stumble, gets hurt but still goes on, when they get to feel tired and down they thought everything’s a fumble, some gives up but most of them goes up even if they do not know what lies of them at the peak of the tree. Now, let me tell you the beautiful story of CDOTC, where Family and friends were built and where we started little but currently, progressing to a bigger family and most of all, where dreams come true. According to Vincent Van Gogh “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. We started with a few talented, beautiful and humble people, who were eager and motivated to show their superb talents to others, they were able to express their love for theater acting, music and most importantly expressing their love and gratitude for the talent given by God. And from a few artists to a mass loaded organization of talented people, who considers themselves not just being as strangers in the same organization but as being a Family of talented artists. We grew in numbers and many people have corroborated to the

development of the organization. The Founder himself, Gabby Bacarro also known as DADDY GABBY , who nurtured and cultivated many talents on his own but have found partnership with the ULTRA MEDIA officials, Ms. Amparo Macabecha, Ms. Marife Abecia, Ms. Rosijane Triggs, Sunny Denzo and THE BOMBASTIC Dancers , they helped young aspiring talented artists to express, show and come out of their comfort zones, and be the artists with confidence, discipline and commitment. Aspiring Dancers, Singers, hosts and Models who were seeking support, who were willing to be taught, and who were given the chance to express themselves on stage with lots of people watching them. The organization have always been giving hope to young talents who seem to feel low in confidence and faith in one’s abilities in becoming outstanding in talent. With the trainings they undergo and exposures they went through, CDOTC is proud to have helped ladies and gentlemen who are potential to be beauty queens and kings. Right now, many of them are title holders not just in Cagayan de Oro but also from all over Mindanao. Locally, we are training the chosen models or the elite models in CDOTC, they are the artists who started in CDOTC with a

little knowledge of what they can become with their talents but now have gained from what they sow. CDOTC have groups of the best dancers you’ll ever know in the city, the Xtatic crew who won the HIPHOP championship/ WORLD DANCE BATTLE SUPREMACY on 2008 at Australia, the Urban Myx and MX Version Dancers who won countless awards from joining dance competitions, and many more other dance crews who are known locally and some nationally. CDOTC has more talented people to discover just as he has trained some of the known local artists in the City if Golden Friendship, from school pageants to city wide events, there are people behind that were once trained under Cagayan de Oro Talent Center and we are proud of what they have become. And just like the caterpillar, who risked to climb up a tree, who doesn’t know what lies upon the peak of the tree, it never gave up on its dreams, it may have

wrapped as a cocoon, however, when it’s time to shine, eventually it

becomes a beautiful butterfly, who freely flies and makes everything magnificent. And likely, CDOTC have already created many of them and guess what, we are still making more of them! For the record, CDOTC already

have 4,887 members since it’s started on OCTOBER 22, 2002. We find success from the success of our talents, we hope for the success and we FLY HIGH with them because ONCE A CDOTC ALWAYS A CDOTC!


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SUCCESS STORY ON TOOTHBRUSHING AND HANDWASHING By Jenelyn T. Ipanag Teacher I Pongol Elementary School March 1, 2015

Hand washing and tooth brushing is necessary to the children. We need to protect and keep them safe. Bathing and washing themselves when they go to school is not enough. The Department of health implemented the Hand washing and Tooth brushing program. Through this program pupils are taught on how to wash their hands and how to brush their teeth properly. Every classroom has a fluoride brigade. The male and the female pupils have a leader.

The task of a leader is to help to distribute the toothbrush and put a little amount of toothpaste and give it to their classmates. In our daily class program, every day after flag ceremony the pupils will do their hand washing, they must follow steps to wash their hands. While washing the will sing a happy birthday song twice. After recess, it’s time for them to brush their teeth. The leader will give a little amount of toothpaste to their toothbrush. Then they start brushing their teeth. Our children are very precious. They are God given. Through this program of the DOH. Parents and teachers will have the assurance that children

will keep away from sickness and tooth decay. They can minimize their absences in school due to toothache and illness. Everyday children are exposed to dirt. They have the proclivity of eating any kind of sweet foods and it can cause damage to their young teeth. Tooth brushing and hand washing program is essential to every child. SINCE CHILDREN IS THE HOPE OF THE NATION. The school and the community need to support this kind of program so that it will sustain and no children around the world will suffer from tooth decay and will never easily get sick.

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Gov. Bambi declares his 19 ‘Yevgeny babies’ By Micka Victoria

Happy 48th Araw ng Madalum, Long live, mabuhay and job well done. Greeting from a newly promoted PNP officer.

PINP Edgardo Saile Balido Chief of Police, Madalum Lanao del Sur

Misamis Oriental Provincial Governor Bambi Emano, though still a bachelor, already has 19 babies under his name. The zeal started when womenfolks in the different barangays of the municipalities of Misamis Oriental utilize the Bambi Kabs handed over by Gov. Bambi as aid of transportation when about to give birth. Often times, when urgency and time does not permit, these women even give birth inside the Bambi Cab. “Gahatag kami ug gamay nga ganti gikan sa regalo

paingon sa ilang pampers hangtod sa ilang financial assistance,”states Gov. Bambi. Filled with gratitude and benevolence for all the support Gov. Bambi has given them, the parents of the neonates born named their children after the Father of the Province -- Yevgeny Vincente “Bambi”. To these parents, the Bambi Cabs in their barangays are more than just a vehicle. These Bambi Cabs are intended to serve as sources of empowerment for emergencies, calamities

and crisis for people in remote and far-flung areas in Misamis Oriental, delivering the much needed help in the hinterlands and of the lowly people in the barangays.

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID FOR THE SUPPLY OF LABOR AND DELIVERY OF MATERIALS The Lanao del Sur Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LASURECO) invites interest bidders to submit eligibility documents and to bid for the supply of Labor and delivery of the following;

The scope of detailed technical requirements are outlined in the Bid Documents to be provide to all interested bidder upon application to the Chairman of Bid and Award Committee LASURECO with Cell phone No. 0977-420-3543 & 0999-998-3309 c/o Corporation Services, LASURECO, Maliwanag, Marawi City and payment of Non-refundable fee of Ten Thousand Pesos (10,000.00) only.

The Projects shall be bid in accordance with the provision of R.A 9184. LASURECO reserve its rights to accept and or reject any Bid, to annul bidding process and to reject all Bids at any time prior to the contract award, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected Bidder or Bidders. Only those who have purchased the Bidding Documents shall be allowed to participate in the pre-bid conference and raise or submit written queries or clarifications. (SGD.) SOLAIMAN C. MUTIA Chairman, Bids & Award Committee LASURECO MDN: Aug 19 & 20, 2015

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is currently hearing. If the eight justices did not jump the gun on the Sandiganbayan in this regard, I don’t know what is. I hope, like most citizens of this country who are startled as me by this Supreme Court ruling, this will be rectified. Perpetuating this travesty of justice by eight of the High Court’s justices will just erode further the people’s trust in the court’s ability to rule with justice because the justices know what justice is. Leni’s daughters The three daughters of Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo should not come in the way of the possibility that their mother will be thrust into national politics. They should understand that their mother is now a duly elected public servant whose down-to-earth brand of service like that of their father is badly needed by the nation. They should realize that leadership is a calling and in the case of their mother, there is a call made not just by a few of her countrymen but hundreds of thousands for her to bring her brand of public service to national scale. Since this has become a call, this has taken the nature of an order from the people just like when Moses was ordered by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, the land of slavery, suffering and misery. Leni’s kids should now exercise prudent discernment to understand this call for their mother. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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pillow case, blankets, bags, shoes and the prohibited Used clothing or Ukay-ukay. He explained that while the importation of ukayukay is already a violation in itself, the CIIS also discovered “insertions” of other items in the 21 container vans that were not mentioned in their respective Import Entry documents. “We discovered that some ukay-ukay smugglers ventured into a new modus operandi. If before, the declared items were a complete falsity, now, they admit that it is a shipment of used clothing, except that they failed to mention some of the contents,” Enciso added.

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speaker while City Administrator Atty. Jesus Melchor V. Quitain will deliver the welcome message. Councilor Halila Y. Sudagar, the IP representative to the City Council, will hand out the cash prizes and medals to the winning tribes in the afternoon while SDD-CMO officerin-charge William “Butch”

Ramirez will declare the Tribal Games open in the morning. Also to display their skills in the 12 events associated with their culture and language are the tribes of Matigsalog, Obu Manovu, Tagabawa and Klata Manobo. Around 250 lumads are expected to see action in the Games. Fire making, water fetching, tug-of-war and hitting targets using bow and arrow are just some of the events that will be showcased in the Tribal Games. The events include osoroy, papano, sisibow, solopot, bubuntug, aakow, tataringki, sosakoro, kakasing, sisikot, palahoy and bibinayu. A total of P580,000 budget was allocated for this year’s Tribal Games to cover cash prizes and food of the competing lumads. The champion tribe will receive P55,000 while the second and third placers will get P45,000 and P35,000, respectively. Both the fourth and fifth finishers will go home with P20,000 each.

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village officials identified the projects, bid and managed the projects themselves in their area under the “Barangay Empowerment Program.” “Under the empowerment program, the barangay leaders would implement the projects with much care because these are their own; their pet projects; their babies,” Emano said. As the focal office on infrastructure, however, the Provincial Engineer Office (PEO) would always provide the technical support to the village officials even from the early stages of the projects, he said. Provincial Engineer Lester Bolo said that Emano initiated the barangay empowerment program as an expression of trust and confidence on the capacities of village officials. “Gov. Emano adopted the barangay empowerment approach early this year to also fast track the implementation of projects in far flung villages in Misamis Oriental,” Bolo said.

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almost 21 kilometres of the road has already been concreted. The small portions of the Kapai-Talakag road damaged by natural causes through the years shall also be rehabilitated since government will turn it into a national road, according to Engr. Mikunug R. Macabantog of DPWH Regional Office No. 10. “Government upgrades roads to national roads when they connect regions and the Kapai-Talakag road shall connect ARMM to Region 10,” Mikunug said. The project is being implemented by the ARMMDPWH Lanao del Sur First District Engineering Office headed by Engr. Luz Sani.

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Manny Piñol, said Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wanted to replicate the technology, eyeing either Mintal or Calinan where the first unit that measures 272 square meters may be put up in two months’ time. Piñol represented Duterte in a meeting with Israeli firm Gur Lavi Corp. president Eyal Ben Ari in Manila on Sunday. He said the mayor would like to position the city as a major food production area in the country. “During the chamber meeting in Marriott Hotel last Monday, I presented to Israelis the great ironies of the Philippines. We are blessed with fertile soil, blessed with favorable climate for agriculture. It is blessed with water, and yet importing products like onions and garlic,” he said. Piñol added he is hoping local farmers would adopt the model in order to attain greater yield and better quality of agricultural produce. The greenhouse technology is seen to produce more cash crops compared to traditional open field farming, he said. Gur Lavi Corp. agrono-

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say of us, who leave them a degraded planet as our legacy? How will we face our Lord and Creator?” the Muslim leaders asked in the Declaration. The Muslim leaders, however, acknowledged that climate change is “not new. The earth’s climate had gone through phases wet and dry, cold and warm, in response to many natural factors. Most of these changes have been gradual, so that the forms and communities of life have adjusted accordingly.” “Climate change in the past was also instrumental in laying own immense stores of fossil fuels from which we derive benefits today. Ironically, our unwise and short-sighted use of these resources is now resulting in the destruction of the very conditions that have made our life on earth possible,” they said in the Declaration’s preamble. They also said that “climate change today is of a different order of magnitude…[and] it is humaninduced: we have now become a force dominating nature.” “Our species, through selected to be a caretaker or steward (khalifah) on the earth, has been the cause of such corruption and devastation on it that we are in danger ending life as we know in on our planet. This current state of climate change cannot be sustained, and the earth’s fine equilibrium (mizan) may soon be lost,” they added.

mist Beatriz Cortes said the greenhouse can control environmental factors such as ventilation, circulation, light, humidity, and temperature that affect the growth, productivity, and quality of the fresh produce. The greenhouse is covered with shade nets made of aluminum to repel too much sunlight while trapping in enough heat to grow the crops, among other features, she explained. “Our greenhouse is really applicable in the country. Its

structures are made of galvanized steel, so it reduces the chances of rusting. Our greenhouse can be manual, electric, automated. But of course for standard green is just manual,” she said. It also sports a drip irrigation system, an Israeliinnovated technology, that would save water and fertilizer use. The 272-sq. m. unit will be the first of its kind in Mindanao and third in the Philippines after San Pablo, Laguna and Tagaytay. It has

a project cost of P870,000. A 1,000-sq. m. greenhouse using the Israeli technology can produce 25,000 kilos of tomatoes a year while farming the same size of land in the open can only produce 4,000 kilos. Ben Ari said Israel, a nation that is covered mostly with desert, has become food sufficient for 68 years because of this technology. “We want to teach how to feed the people with the best resources,” he said. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)

Endorsed by more than 60 participants and organizations including the Grand Muftis of Uganda and Lebanon, the Declaration — which was drafted by a large, diverse team of international Islamic scholars from around the world — called for a rapid phase-out of fossil fuels and a switch to 100% renewable energy. The Muslim leaders urged all peoples of all nations and their leaders to phase out greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible in order to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, and to commit themselves to 100 % renewable energy and/or a zero emissions strategy as early as possible. “We particularly call on the well-off nations and oilproducing states to (1) lead the way in phasing out their greenhouse gas emissions as early as possible and no later than the middle of the century; (2) provide generous financial and technical support to the less well-off to achieve a phase-out of greenhouse gases as early as possible; (3) recognize the moral obligation to reduce consumption so that the poor may benefit from what is left of the earth’s non-renewable resources; (4) stay within the ‘2 degree’ limit, or, preferably, within the ‘1.5 degree’ limit, bearing in mind that two-thirds of the earth’s proven fossil fuel reserves remain in the ground; (5) re-focus their concerns from unethical profit from the environment, to that of preserving it and elevating the condition of the world’s poor; and (6)

Invest in the creation of a green economy,” they said in the Declaration. The Muslim leaders also urged all peoples to “realize that to chase after unlimited economic growth in a planet that is finite and already overloaded is not viable. Growth must be pursued wisely and in moderation; placing a priority on increasing the resilience of all, and especially the most vulnerable, to the climate change impacts already underway and expected to continue for many years to come.” World’s leaders who will be meeting in Paris in December for the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the Meeting on Parties to the Kyoto Protocol were also urged to bear in mind during their meetings and discussions “(1) the scientific consensus on climate change, which is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate systems; (2) the need to set clear targets and monitoring systems; (3) the dire consequences to planet earth if we do not do so; (4) the enormous responsibility the COP shoulders on behalf of the rest of humanity, including leading the rest of us to a new way of relating to God’s Earth.” The Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, which has won the support of the Pontifical Council on Justice and Peace of the Holy See in the Vatican, presented the moral case,

based on Islamic teachings, for Muslims and people of all faiths worldwide to take urgent climate action. “It is with great joy and in a spirit of solidarity that I express to you the promise of the Catholic Church to pray for the success of your initiative and her desire to work with you in the future to care for our common home and thus to glorify the God who created us,” said His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Vatican City, in a press statement. Welcoming the Islamic Declaration on Climate Change, Indonesian Council of Ulema Chairman Din Syamsuddin said in a statement: “On behalf of the Indonesian Council of Ulema and 210 million Muslims we welcome this Declaration and we are committed to to implementing all recommendations. The climate crisis needs to be tackled through collaborative efforts, so let’s work together for a better world for our children, and our children’s children.” For her part, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Secretary Christiana Figueres said that “a clean energy, sustainable future for everyone ultimately rests on a fundamental shift in the understanding of how we value the environment and each other. Islam’s teachings, which emphasize the duty of humans as stewards of the Earth and the teacher’s role as an appointed guide to correct behavior, provide guidance to take the right action on climate change.” (Bong D. Fabe)

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