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Calls swamp police about blast suspect By FROILAN GALLARDO of MindaNews

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Police hotlines here were burning with phone calls from concerned citizens trying to help authorities catch the suspect who planted the bomb that killed eight persons and injured 46 others at the Limketkai Rosario Arcade Friday last week.

Victims, suspects in bomb explosion

Supt. Michael John Deloso, of the Cagayan de Oro police, said phone calls came as far away as Iligan City after television stations and newspapers printed the computerized facial composites of the bombing suspect. “Many have downloaded the pictures from the Internet and have these posted in swamp | page 11


l Some victims may have knowledge of the perpetrators l Investigators gets information for ‘bio-profiling’

Army denounces the NPA’s ‘disinformation’ campaign CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan de Oro City – The military in Agusan Del Sur on Wednesday accused the New People’s Army (NPA) of waging “disinformation campaign” in an effort to win the support of the innocent civilians through deception.


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Major Noli Kanashiro, executive officer of the army’s 26th Infantry Batallion based in San Nicolas, Loreto, Agusan Del Sur, said that the NPA rebels had been harassing government troopers who were launching “Bayanihan”

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor


AGAYAN de Oro City--Police investigating the Friday night bombing in Cagayan de Oro were not discounting the possibility that some wounded victims may have connections with the perpetrators themselves, a police officer said on Wednesday. bomb | page 11

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9,000 registers for barangay SK elections

WAITING, GRUMBLING - As of 9:00 Wednesday evening, the last day of voter registration (July 31, 2013), unregistered voters stand by and grumble outside city tourism hall where the Commissions on Election (COMELEC) register the voters for the Barangay and SK elections on October 2013.The would-be-registrants queue in the hope of being accommodated before the allocated time 12:00 midnight ends. Photo By Rolando Sudaria, of Mindanao Daily News

MORE than 9,000 individuals were registered with the Commissions on Election (COMELEC) in Cagayan de Oro City when the registration of voters closed at 12:00 midnight July 30, 2013 here. Election registrar Aleli Dayo-Ramirez said that the COMELEC Manila did not allow an extension of the sk | page 11

What’s the rush this August?

The month of August remains to be one of the busiest months in Cagayan de Oro thanks to the yearly festivities of the Kagay-an Festival. People from all over Mindanao

flock to Cagayan de Oro during this time to attend the week-long fiesta that is bursting with competitions, exhibitions, dances and trade fairs that all boast the august | page 11

Inner Courtyard - The green inner courtyard, one of the green features of the building, which increases natural ventilation and illumination and decreases energy consumption

Building - Tower A of Primavera Residences, a green architectural landmark in uptown Cagayan de Oro

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CAGAYAN de Oro City-Xavier University will bestow an honorary doctorate in the humanities on Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G Cardinal Tagle in a special academic convocation on August 1, 4 p.m. at the university’s Immaculate Conception Chapel. “The honorary doctorate is being conferred upon [Cardinal Tagle] during the Year of Faith in recognition of [his] exemplary service to the Church in the Diocese of Imus, the Archdiocese of Manila, the Philippines and Asia-Pacific,” said Fr Roberto C Yap, XU president, in his letter to the Cardinal. Fr Yap commended Cardinal Tagle for inspiring the Church with his “open, joyful pastoral attitude, solid theological expertise, compassionate concern for the poor and proficient use of the new media.” “The University is especially edified by [his] humble and listening style of servant leadership,” Fr. Yap added. Cardinal Tagle was the commencement speaker during last March’s academic convocation, with about 1,800 students receiving their degrees. The Cardinal sent his message from Rome where he was attending the installation of Pope

Francis. He was the only Filipino Cardinal-elector at the conclave. In his 30 years as a priest, Cardinal Tagle has distinguished himself as a servant of God. He lives a life of humility exemplified by his loving care for the poor. He hosts the Sunday TV program “Kape’t Pan Dasal” and teaches at the San Carlos Seminary, Loyola School of Theology, Divine Word Seminary and Maryhill School of Theology. He had already served in the Diocese of Imus in various capacities from 1982 to 2011 when he was installed as Archbishop of Manila. He is the chairperson of the Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of the Faith of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, is a member of the Office of Theological Concerns of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences and is an elected member of the Council of the Synod of Bishops. He became a cardinal in October 2012. The conferment of an honoris causa on Cardinal Tagle is one of the hallmark activities of Xavier University’s Ruby Jubilee celebration this year. The special academic convocation will be streamed online via for everyone’s viewing. (Vanessa M. Gorra/XU/PIA10)

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DILG 10 holds crash course for neophyte elected officials By Cheng Ordonez BWM editor in chief

XU to confer honoris causa on Cardinal Tagle

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THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Northern Mindanao is conducting a crash course on local governance to some 320 neophyte elected vice mayors and city and municipal elected officials at Dynasty Hotel in Divisoria, here, from July 30 to August 2, 2013. The crash course has been offered by DILG in two batches: July 30 to 31 batch for those in the areas of Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Camiguin and Cagayan de Oro City, and August 1 and 2 batch for those in Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. DILG 10 director Atty.

Rene Burdeos said invited to the “Crash Course on Local Government: Introduction to Local Legislation for City/Municipal Vice Mayors and Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan Members” were neophyte or first-timer vice mayors, city and municipal councillors. Atty. Burdeos said the whole content course is composed of the following: An orientation on the officials’ roles, powers, duties and functions; elements of good governance; parliamentary procedure; planning and budgeting; and quasi-judicial powers. As this developed, Atty. Burdeos urged the vice mayors, city and municipal councilors, who are participants to

the crash course, to recopy the computerized sketches of the bombing suspects now available over various websites and to distribute them in strategic areas in their respective areas of jurisdictions. “We are helping law enforcement authorities by urging them (participants) to be on the look-out for the suspects in the tragic bombing at Limketkai Center and by making people aware of their presence in their communities, and to immediately report to the nearest police outpost or military camp as soon as they spot them,” Dir. Burdeos said. The Philippine National Police hierarchy has released on Monday the computerized sketches of three suspects,

burdeos resulting from the description of witnesses who said that a black bag purportedly containing the bomb was left by one of the suspects in a mono-block chair, which later exploded, killing eight civilians and injuring scores others.

Turnover of Concreted Road in Camaman-an - Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez, 2ND District, Cagayan de Oro City, formally turns over a road concreting project in Tipolohon-Indahag Road at upper Camamanan that cost P 3 million pesos. Joining this activity are Cong. Maxie Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao Partylist, City Councilors Enrico Salcedo and Teodulfo Lao, barangay officials headed by Brgy Chair Ruel Gamao and Kagawads Wendyl Princillo, Pedro Arda, Carlito Bactong and the DPWH employees.

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Commencing on August 16, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges left in the same up to March 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts.

Commencing on August 17, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to March 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts.



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Sa Agosto 17, 2013 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag ang tanang butang naremati, isubasta diri sa tagsatagsa, nga buhatan nga ginganlan sa itaas. Tanang Butang penerenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Marso 2013, maapil sa subasta. Giawhag ang tanang suki sa pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

Commencing on August 19, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. those establishment above will set a public auction all overdue pledges in the same up to March 2013. Patrons are enjoined to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT

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Lies in the Vista Land launches 25-storey The Loop towers SONA about the By Irene Joy B. Dayo


ista Land and Landscapes Inc., the country’s leader in horizontal real estate development, has launched its first high-rise condominium property named “The Loop” outside Metro Manila last July 27, 2013, Saturday at Limketkai Atrium. “This is the best and most luxurious condominium in Mindanao,”said former Senator Manny Villar who

also graced the launching. The Loop towers are two-storey buildings called North and South Towers. This is connected to Limketkai Mall by a walkway. Inside the North Tower alone are 522 units which consist of studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and threebedroom units. These master-planned towers have a spacious lobby that would welcome its unit owners. In the groundfloor, there are adult and kiddie pools, fitness gym, multi-

purpose hall and commercial spaces which would provide upscale amenity offerings. There would be also a clubhouse in the groundfloor called “Canopy.” The second to third floors are consist of parking pods. The fourth level displays the garden residential units. Further, fifth to 24th floors house the residential condo units. The 25th floor, on the other hand, houses exclusive penthouse units which also contains the sky lounge.


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SCHOOL PAPER ADVISER Christie L. Jaculba of Bayabas Elementary School, Cagayan de Oro City (standing right) strikes a pose with her pupil-broadcasters during the Radio Broadcasting Training at BWM Media Center, July 6, this year. Also in photo are Broadcast Training Director Joe del Puerto Felicilda and BWM Chief Executive Officer Dante M. Sudaria (1st and 2rd from left). (Photo by Arjay S. Felicilda of MinStar-Normin and Mindanao Daily-Caraga)

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The Loop also ensures convenience and safety of its residents. It has 24-hour concierge services and advanced security system. The condo will cater to almost all income segments and will serve the needs of its target market ranging from mid to upper middle and high-end income markets. The Loop is located in the very heart of the city. It provides a short walk to schools, hospitals, hotels, churches and offices and is situated also right at the vicinity of Limketkai Center and across the stores, shops and transport hubs. The towers also offer a good view from the unit. Its east side provides spectacular mountain view while the west gives compelling view of the vibrant cityscape. The Loop is the second vertical project of Vista Residences, the condominium development arm of Vista Land, in Mindanao. The first is the mid-rise condominium project in Davao City called Northpoint. President and Chief executive of Limketkai Center, Mr. Alfonso Lim, also attended and shared a wine toast with Villar. He said in his speech that he is very glad to partner with Vista Land. The launching held is another milestone not just for them but also for the city of Cagayan de Oro. “Partnering with Vista Land is our way to show our confidence to be a CBD (Central Business District) of Cagayan de Oro,” he said. The Limketkai Center has a direct walkway from the towers to the main mall.

Mindanao Power Problems

In the State of the Nation Address of 2013, President Benigno S. Aquino III was at pains to tell the truth, and nothing but the truth. “My father raised me to be true to my word”, he said, and he obviously wanted every statement he made in the SONA to be true. When it came to the Mindanao Blackouts, however, the energy advisers of our President made him tell lies about the power situation and the solutions to the Mindanao power problems. There were only two outright lies, fortunately, but the lies were of such a significant nature as to lead the government to the pursuit of the wrong solutions to both the short-term lack of energy and to the longterm lack of power capacity in Mindanao. The two lies in the SONA about electric power are the following: (1) renewable energy power plants are more expensive than coal power plants; and (2) base-load power plants are needed to “make sure brownouts do not occur” in Mindanao. The Department of Energy is presumably the source for the assertions of President about the Philippine power situation. If so, the DOE is deliberately hiding the fact that the development of hydroelectric power plants in Mindanao by local government units or by government-owned corporations will result in generation rates that are lower than the generation of the coal power plants now being constructed in Luzon and in Mindanao. In Mindanao, it has been shown that the cost of electricity from hydroelectric

power plants will be four pesos per kilowatt-hour or less while the cost of electricity from coal power plants will start at five pesos per kilowatt-hour in 2016 and increase to six pesos per kWh and greater several years thereafter. The lie about the necessity of base-load power plants to solve the lack of power capacity in Mindanao has been foisted on a presumably ignorant public by the Department of Energy since 2010 at the beginning of the term of the Noynoy Aquino government. The assertion of the necessity of base-load power plants for Mindanao can be seen to be the lie that it is simply by looking at a typical daily load profile for the Mindanao Grid. The load profile will show that Mindanao has enough base-load power supply (base-load supply means it is available for 24 hours daily), and needs peak-load or intermediateload power plants for both short-term and long-term requirements. For the most part the 2013 SONA was inspiring and makes one proud to be a Filipino at a time that we have such a president as PNOY. Even the fact that the portion on the Mindanao power problem is shameful because of the lies in it cannot altogether negate the inspiration that comes from the entire SONA. But the lies about the Mindanao power situation need to be publicized so that the wrong solutions that are being pursued by the Department of Energy can be corrected. (David A. Tauli)

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DSWD allots P12.7-M relief aid for Mindanao flood victims MANILA -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development has set aside P12.7-million worth of emergency relief resources for the victims of floodings that have hit Mindanao due to heavy rains, Malacanang said on Tuesday. In a press briefing in Malacanang, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said the DSWD has also been in close coordination with local counterparts in Mindanao to augment technical assistance and resource augmentation (TARA) needed by the victims. Strong rains dumped over the provinces of

Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato City over the weekend and have caused floods and displaced more than 50,000 residents from their homes. “The information that we have is that all DSWD teams are already in close coordination with their local counterparts for any request for technical assistance and resource augmentation or what we call the TARA,” Valte said. “The DSWD has already prepositioned P12.70-million worth of emergency relief resources consisting of standby funds, of family food packs, and other food items and other non-food

items." Valte pointed out that the national government has moved to augment DSWD and LGU (local government unit) actions by providing additional food packs for residents in the affected areas. “The national government has provided an augmentation of 6,000 food packs for DSWDARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) and that DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman has approved the release of additional 30,000 food packs for Maguindanao and for Sarangani,” Valte said. (PCOO)

Workers repair power cables along the flooded road in Cotabato City, one of Mindanao areas frequently hit by flooding that also submerges most parts of Kidapawan since last month. MindaNews file photo

DENR Caraga reports reduction OCD, DILG encourage LGUs to establish of illegal logging in the region local DRRM office, personnel By Johny S. Natad

THE establishment of local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) offices and the filling up of needed plantilla positions to man the office in every local community are vital in ensuring disaster resilient communities. This was emphasized by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) during the opening Tuesday (July 30) of the two-day Cordillera Regional DRRM Summit for Local Chief Executives (LCEs), Local DRRM Officers (LDRRMO), DRRM partner agencies and other stakeholders at the Crown Legacy Hotel, here. OCD OIC Regional Director Andrew Alex Uy, in his presentation on the state of DRRM in the country and in Cordillera, pointed out that the establishment of local DRRM offices and the corresponding positions is among the priorities of the government as far as DRRM is concerned. Aside from being mandated by law, these are very essential for the effective implementations of DRRM plans and programs from the national down to the community or grassroots level. Uy also emphasized the important role of LCEs and the establishment of their local DRRM plan and the proper utilization of DRRM funds to ensure the disaster preparedness of their respective communities. He said that with the summit which adopts the theme, “Disaster Resilience through Partnership”, they hope to strengthen the LCEs’ knowledge and capacity on their roles in

the implementation of the national and the regional DRRM plans as well as on the establishment of their own local DRRM plans and emergency response teams. DILG-Cordilera Regional Director John Castañeda also pointed out that with the rugged and mountainous terrain of Cordillera, damages being brought by disasters such as strong typhoons, earthquakes and landslides, have been hampering the development of the region and the progress of the people. This is why the government and the LGUs need continuous partnership in making all the communities in the regions resilient and ready to respond through proper DRRM plans. For the opening session of the summit, Civil Service Commission provided a presentation on the government’s policy on the establishment of LDRRMO and filling up of personnel. Mayna Cayno of the Department of Budget and Management tackled policy on allocation and Utilization of Local DRRM Funds while Engr. Rene Valera of DILG-CAR discussed the LCEs’ roles and responsibilities in DRRM and the Seal of Disaster Preparedness. Other presenters during the day were Joan Salcedo of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) Regional Director Dr. Teresita Galacgac, Mines and Geo-science and Department of Social Welfare and Development Assistant Regional Director Janet Armas.

Today, July 31, the summit will be highlighted by the sharing of DRRM Learning experiences and challenges from representatives of selected municipalities, province, government agency and non-government organizations. The Gawad Kalasag awarding which will be graced by Undersecretary Eduardo Del Rosario, the Civil Defense Administrator of the OCD and Executive Director of the National DRRM Council will also be held today. (JDP/CCD-PIA)

BUTUAN CITY -- Illegal logging activities in Caraga region had declined with identified hot spots down to 17 from 34, an official of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 13 said. DENR Caraga Regional Executive Director Nonito Tamayo said this may be attributed to the agency’s intensive anti-illegal campaign as mandated in Executive Order 23. “The Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) has acknowledged and congratulated the DENR Caraga in its anti-illegal logging campaign during an evaluation recently made this year for reducing the illegal logging incident by 70


percent in the region,” Tamayo told the Butuan City Peace and Order Council in a meeting on July 26. Tamayo added that the Philippine National Policed and the military forces had provided support for the DENR’s intensive anti-illegal logging campaign. Confiscated forest products are available for utilization by any interested government agencies upon formal request to the DENR, Tamayo said. He said that the DENR Caraga had donated to Butuan City government 138,211.72 board feet of confiscated lumber worth some P3.5 million. (FEA/JSN/PIA-Caraga)


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Flooding, poverty and pork THE unenviable position of President Aquino at the moment is that his presidency is buried in numerous problems that he seems not capable of solving. Nowadays an intermittent downpour is sure to result in heavy flooding causing havoc of unimaginable magnitude to both life and property. And this is not confined in one locality only but anywhere the rain falls, flooding is always the result. What is happening in Cotabato now is classic example to this. Continuous downpour submerged several parts in the province practically halting the movement of life there. But the bigger problem is that it is Cotabato

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Jesse E.L. Bacon II now. Who’s next? God only knows. What is sure however is that flood will come when rain pours? This just goes to show how damaged the environment and the ecology are. What is painful about this is that its solution will take decades before becoming effective. It’ll start with a general consensus that we all have to do something

concrete to address it. We have to ensure that and x number of trees be planted every given year by an x number of the populace on an x number of hectares of land. Once these trees are planted, the task of ensuring that they will become full grown trees should be undertaken especially during that crucial period when

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they’d need much care and nurturing. I know of a university in Quezon City whose studentry regularly go to the mountains of Rizal to plant trees. Unfortunately, they just kept on planting trees only every year in the same place because the barangay officials tasked of ensuring the trees fully grow do not do their share of the task. This just made the students lose any desire to continue with their program. The poverty-mired local people are not enthusiastic in seeing the lands they are tilling become forests again understandably because they will lose their farms planted to root crops and other vegetables.

THINK a minute. A recent survey of questions was given to thousands of people. Their names were not known or recorded so they would answer the questions honestly. Out of all these people, 91 percent said they regularly tell lies. Half of them call in to their jobs and say they’re sick when they’re not sick at all. In fact, over half of all stealing from stores and businesses is done by their own employees. Another question was this: “What are you willing to do for $10 million?” At least 25 percent of the people said they would leave their mate and children, and seven percent said they would murder a stranger for $10 million. So

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst in a crowd of 1000 people, there are 70 people who would kill you for $10 million. Think about it! I asked myself: How much like those average citizens am I? Have I lied to family or friends? Stolen from my workplace? Have I cheated in school or on my taxes? Broken any of my promises? If I was guaranteed I could get away with anything I wanted, what would I do? What is my conscience, self-respect, and good character worth?

A famous writer said: “Honesty is like art: you have to draw the line somewhere.” But the problem is who draws the line? Me by myself? My circumstances and situation? You see, since all we humans have rebelled and chosen to live our own way, lying, cheating and stealing now come rather naturally to us. We do whatever it takes to get what we want. And if we don’t, most people think we’re weak and foolish! That’s actually how

confused we’ve become. It all starts with the little dishonest things we say and do regularly. We think it’s just a little white lie or small thing we stole. But soon, being dishonest becomes our way of living. Yet, no matter how much money and prestige we have, we’ve become the poorest person there is. You see, it’s impossible to escape the painful penalty and consequences of all our dishonesty in life—except for one way: Ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for your dishonest heart and way of living. Then ask Him to help you start changing everyday to become a truly wealthy person of integrity. Then He will give you the greatest success in life you can ever have. Just Think a Minute.

Fourth Sona on Customs backfires against PNoy?

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… The greedy bring ruin to their households, but the one who hates bribes will live…” (Proverbs 15:27, the Holy Bible). -ooo4TH SONA ON CUSTOMS BACKFIRES VS. PNOY? Now, it would seem that the tables have been turned against President Aquino in relation to his outburst against the Bureau of Customs. While he publicly chastised top officials of the bureau during his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) allegedly because it is still reeking with corruption up to now so that it has been miserably failing to collect its revenue goals, it appears that he himself, as the President, already knew beforehand who to blame for this corruption. Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, in an interview with DZRH achorman Deo Ma-

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio calma last Wednesday, July 31, 2013, said that as the Chief Executive of government, President Aquino knew who of the officials of the Bureau of Customs are corrupt, and who are their “political patrons” who are giving them protection. Trillanes said it is up to the President now to act, and to immediately remove the corrupt from the agency, and expose the names of their protectors. Aquino does not have to wait for any congressional investigation before he is to act because he is the President anyway, Trillanes added. He said that there are groups who are

now waiting on what the President will do, but, he said, these groups cannot wait forever. -oooGROUPS WAITING FOR PNOY TO ACT ON CUSTOMS CORRUPTION: Of course, Trillanes did not explain what he meant with the words “the groups (waiting for the President’s action against corruption in the Bureau of Customs) cannot wait forever”, and neither did Macalma pursue the matter, but I take it that there are groups who are not happy with the corruption that is admitted to be going on, unabated, in the bureau.

Are these the same groups that expressed their displeasure against former President Gloria Arroyo by staging the so-called Oakwood Mutiny in Makati City, the country’s premier business and financial district? If so, I shudder to think what they could be capable of doing, if and when President Aquino would not be acting in the manner they would want him to act. -oooTRILLANES’ TIRADE V S . L I M , TA N A D A : Trillanes also had a mouthful against Deputy Customs Commissioners Danny Lim and Juan Lorenzo Tanada, saying that, if they were true to their exposes against powerful politicians meddling in the affairs of the bureau and even abetting corruption among its officials, their resignations should have been irrevocable. See Sona, page 7

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Participants to the 3-day SPED Regional Training of Trainers on the Inclusive Education and Kindergarten Adjusted Curriculum From left: Joan Paasa (SPED Teacher, Bonbongon ES), Dr. Conniebel Nistal (ESP-III, West CCS), Dr. Aliena Dajay (SSP-II, Bulua NHS), Lorebina Carrasco (EPS-I, English, Division of Cagayan de Oro City), Joy Mangubat (EPS-II, DepEd-ROX), Alfredo Tongco (SSP-I, Carmen NHS), Milagros Recamadas, (ESP-II, Tablon ES), Grover Asequia (SPED Teacher, West CCS). Photo by MILAGROS P. RECAMADAS, Principal II, TABLON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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By MILAGROS P. RECAMADAS, Principal II, Tablon Elementary School

THE Department of Education (DepEd) – RO-X conducted the 3-day SPED Regional Training of Trainers on the Inclusive Education and Kindergarten Adjusted Curriculum as required by the Special Education Division Bureau of Elementary Education (SPED-BEE). Among the 149 participants from the 14 divisions of DepEdROX, 11 of whom are from Division of Cagayan de Oro City who will be the Division Training Team and is responsible to cascade the training to the school Heads of both Elementary and Secondary levels and select Special Education teachers

which is slated on September 12-14, 2013. The objectives of the training are to (1) revisit and assess existing programs on inclusive education and kindergarten adjusted curriculum for the children with special needs in disadvantaged and vulnerable communities; (2) introduce to the participants current needs and early intervention to children with special need; (3) equip the participants with the knowledge on the preparation and implementation of Individualized Education Plan (IEP); and (4) adopt inclusive (Elementary and Secondary) in early educa-

tion and kindergarten adjusted curriculum. In general, the training was able to engaged teachers, school administrators and division supervisors in the discussions of the legal bases in the attempt to produce inclusive policies and emergent practices in handling SPED learners. With these endeavor, Cagayan de Oro City Division is optimistic on its quest to provide relevant activities in developing a person regardless of the abilities and disabilities of their personality, talents and creativity, as well as their mental and physical abilities, to their fullest potential.


cannot deny accusations that they could be part of the corrupt system itself. The senator also called on the Aquino government not to appoint Lim and Tanada to other offices or posts, on the theory that they are not going to be of help in any other agency anyway.

I wonder what President Aquino will say to all these, by way of a reaction! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: batasm au r i c i o @ y a h o o. c om , mmauriciojr111@gmail. com

But as long as the mountains remain bald and planning in low lying areas is as messy as the traffic in urban centers, these low lying areas, urban or rural, will forever experience flooding when it rains. What I can’t understand is why did the Department of Budget Management failed to include as part of the menu for project that can be funded with the pork barrel fund of congressmen and senators a tree planting program where fruit bearing trees are to be distributed to farmers to be planted by them. A program like this, if adopted, will reforest the bald mountains with the farmers eager to care that these fruit bearing trees really grow because these will give them economic benefits in the future. Why will they plant and care for the usual forest trees like yakal or narra when they can’t cut them anytime they want for its economic value? By letting farmers plant fruit bearing trees using the pork barrel of national legislators, we would be able to correct the cur-

rent ecological imbalance causing lung and bronchial health problems to the populace because of the decimation of the trees that emit oxygen breathed by humans while taking in carbon dioxide which is hazardous to human health. This is the simplest way at solving the problem of flooding, poverty and putting to good use the corruption-prone congressional pork barrel fund. A national legislator who will dare oppose this menu must be a corrupt one thus doesn’t want to be deprived of the kickback that goes to his pocket. If estimates are true, national legislators – congressmen and senators – are said to enjoy 40 to 50 percent kickback from their P70 million and P200 million annual pork barrel, respectively. Could this be the reason why they have not thought of using their pork for projects such as tree planting of fruit bearing trees? Your answer to his is as good as mine. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at This can also be read at www.raconteurme.blogspot .com)

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Trillanes also said that if Lim and Tanada knew that corruption permeates the entire Bureau of Customs and yet they have chosen to be quiet about it or refused to act against the perpetrators, the two

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And the barangay officials seem more inclined in favoring their constituents to avoid any political repercussions in the future. So how can you address the problem of flooding which is basically caused by the loss of forest cover in almost all of our mountains given the above situation? In this regard, I find the situation of Aquino unenviable indeed. If billions of pesos are lost on a daily basis because of the grinding traffic situation in Metro Manila, think of the additional billions of pesos lost to flooding. While efforts are being done to address the root cause or causes of the messy traffic situation in Metro Manila, no serious effort is being done to permanently address the problem of flooding experienced all over the country. No serious effort is being undertaken to reforest the bald mountains. What are being proposed to mitigate flooding are infrastructures that cost billions of pesos such as dikes and the like only.









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UN: Conflict, poor infra hinder Mindanao dev’t DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF FOUR PARCELS OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late Benito Ebarle, who died a long time ago, at the time of his death he left four parcels of land particularly bounded and described as follows: 1. “A parcel of land located at Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin, covered under Tax Dec. No. 302439, denominated as Lot No. 10, with an area of 617 sq.m., 2. “A parcel of land located at Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin, covered under Tax Dec. No. 302432, denominated as Lot No. 161, with an area of 3,837 sq.m., 3. “A parcel of land located at Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 302433, denominated as Lot No. 168, with an area of 3.2532 ha., 4. “A parcel of land located at Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin, covered under Tax Declaration No. 302418, denominated as Lot No. 162, with an area of 3,327 sq.m., is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF FOUR PARCELS OF LAND, made and executed by and between: AURORA O. EBARLE, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor; represented by Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 166, Page 34, book 47 s. of 2013 before notary public Atty. Casiano Gamotin, Jr. of Cagayan de Oro. CATHERINE E. ABES ALVAREZ, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of St. Jude Acres, Bulacao, Pardo, Cebu City, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor; rep. by AIF Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 119, Page 24, book 113, s. of 2013 before Atty. Pepito C. Suello of Cebu City. ALAN EBARLE ELIC, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Alabang/Zapote Rd. Muntinlupa City, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor, rep. by AIF Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 242, page 50, book # V,S. of 2013 before Atty. Raul R. Corro, of Muntinlupa City. RUSSEL EBARLE-RALUTO, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Kisanlu, Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor, rep. by AIF Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 27, Page 6, book 142, S. of 2013 before Atty. Gil U Banaag, of Cagayan de Oro City. JILL S. SABOCIDO, CAROL EBARLE SINGCULAN, JOY EBARLE SINGCULAN, DAN EBARLE SINGCULAN, all of legal ages, Filipino citizens, married and residents of Basak, Lapulapu City, herein referred to as Heirs/Vendors, rep. by AIF Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 178, page 86, book # 11, S. of 2013 before Atty. Michael M. Dionos of Lapulapu City. RAFONCILLA E. ABES TAN, JUDYLINE E. ABES-BADANA, ROBERTO E. ABES, MARIA RUTHELL E. ABES-BARBAC & CHARMAINE E. ABES, all of legal age, Filipino citizens, married and residents of Gingoog City, herein referred to as Heirs/Vendors, rep. by AIF Emmanuel Ebarle, Jr., per Doc. No. 410, page 82, book # 28A, S. of 2013 before Atty. Benjamin G. Guimong of Gingoog City; EMMANUEL EBARLE, JR., OF LEGAL AGE, Filipino, married & resident of Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Heir/Vendor, are the only legitimate children/heirs of late Benito Ebarle. That the parties hereunto agree to SETTLE/SELL the abovementioned four parcels of land in favour of the Vendee, SHEILA MAE VIVARES TEE, of legal age, Filipino citizen, single and resident of Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin, herein referred to as Vendee; for and in consideration of the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (Php 500,000.00) Philippines currency in hand paid with our entire satisfaction from SHEILA MAE VIVARES TEE, by virtue of Special Power of Attorney executed by heirs/vendors, as per Doc. No. 358; Page No. 72; Book No. XIX; Series of 2013, under Notary Public of Atty. LEON D.M. GAN, JR. MDN: JULY 25, AUG. 1 & 8, 2013


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HE continued armed rebellion and the lack of vital infrastructures remain the major factors why the quality of life in nine Mindanao provinces is still the country’s worst.

T he Un ited Nat ion’s Philippine Human Development Report said that this indicates that conf lict and poverty were intertwined in Asia’s fastest growing economy. In its latest report, most of t he 10 lowest-ra n ked provinces in the Philippines are conf lict-ridden. Sulu scored the lowest, with a human development index (HDI) of 0.216, followed by Mag uindanao, 0.300; Tawi-Tawi, 0.310; Zamboanga, 0.353; Agusan del Sur, 0.354; Davao Oriental, 0.356; Sarangani, 0.371; Zamboanga del Norte, 0.384; and Lanao del Sur, 0.416. The report said Sulu’s HDI was a l most as bad as t hose of t he A f rica n countries of Niger (0.261), Democrat ic Republic of Congo (0.239), and Zimbabwe (0.140) -- all cellardwellers in terms of human development. The HDI is a measure of hu ma n development, averaging three basic dimensions: a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living. Ideally, EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DONATION Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late DOMINADOR DOROG, who died on August 19, 2010 in Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; the deceased owned a parcel of land identified and described as follows: OCT NO. P-14843 (Lot No. 248, Cad-698, C-1, situated in the Barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Lugait province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of THIRTY ONE THOUSAND THIRTY (31,030) sq.m., more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DONATION, executed by: Lucia Butanas Dorog, legal age, Filipino, widow; Elnora D. Garilao, (Ceasar Dorog, deceased) represented by Anita Dorog, Henry B. Dorog, Alice B. Dorog, Ofelia D. Thompson, Renato B. Dorog, Nilo B. Dorog, Marilou B. Dorog, Conception D. Timtim, Arnel B. Dorog, Jude B. Dorog, all of legal age, Filipinos, residents of Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon herein called the HeirsDonors; IN FAVOR OF Fe D. Dorog, legal age, Filipino, single, resident of Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon hereincalled the Heir – Donee; are the children and only legal heirs (except Lucia B. Dorog the surviving wife). The Heirs-Donors being all of legal age, have hereby settle and adjudicate among themselves the ownership and possession of the subject lot, and by these same presents DONATE, WAIVE, RELINQUISH, CEDE, CONVEY and transfer the ownership and possession of the aforecited land in favor of the DONEE, her heirs and assigns, for and in consideration of the love, care and upkeep rendered by the Donee to their widowed mother, Lucia B. Dorog. As per Doc. No. 88, Page No. 18, Book No. 44, Series of 2013, under Notary Public of ATTY. FELIX D. LACUBTAN. MDN: AUG. 1, 8 & 15, 2013

the HDI should be close to one. Luzon dominated the top performing provinces as follows: Benguet, 0.849; Batanes, 0.789; Rizal, 0.734; C av ite, 0.709; Bu lac a n, 0.699; Bataan, 0.698; Laguna, 0.695; Nueva Viscaya, 0.678; Ilocos Norte, 0.641; and Pampanga, 0.634. The HDI index in Metro Manila was 0.634. Toby Monsod, an economics professor at t he University of the Philippines and principal author of the 2012/2013 Philippine Human Development Report, said the HDI performance of the provinces was “uneven.” “I think we can explain the performance of certain areas by things like conflict in Mindanao. Apart from the conf lict in Mindanao, the issue has always been connective infrastructure. Facilitating the movement of goods and the people has always been an issue,” Monsod said. She said shipping goods to Mindanao is more expensive than to Hong Kong. The report pointed out that the combined failure of national vision and denial of local responsibility, amidst the country’s geographical challenges, leads to dissipation of resources that is the “divide-by-N” syndrome.

It added that the pork barrel system has institutionalized the “divide-by-N syndrome” and has brought about overlapping investments, many small projects with little or no development significance dotting towns and cities, such as wa it ing sheds, entra nce arches and multipurpose pavements. The results, according to the report, are duplicative infrastructure and programs in disregard of scale, synergy and the conscious integration of larger markets. Monsod recommended t hat t he pork ba rrel f inance what the provinces considered priority rather than what would benefit politicians. She said linkages between leading and lagging areas are more important than trying to put a factory in every province that does not work. Reacting to the report, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Baliscan said updating the Philippine Development Plan 2011-2016 would help the government to better align local and

national development plans. “This is critical if shortand medium-term gains are to take root and carry the country forward into the longer term,” he said. Ba lisca n said t he remaining three years of the Aquino administration will focus on creating more quality jobs and reduce poverty close to the target of the Millennium Development Goals. Toshihiro Tanaka, country director of United Nations Development Programme said t he repor t could “unveil solutions to the issue of rising inequality and disparity of urban and rural areas.” Overall, the HDI of the Philippines is 0.654. Average life expectancy is 69 years, mean years of schooling, 8.9 years; expected years of schooling, 11.7 years; and gross national income per capita, $3,752. T he cou nt r y r a n ke d 114th out of 187 countries in the UN report. The Philippi nes’ g ross domest ic product however grew 7.8 percent in the first quarter, making it Asia’s fastest.— with InterAksyon

Briefly R-10 energy sales NORTHERN Mindanao has consumed a total of 728,672,057 kilowatt per hour (kwh) of electricity during the first quarter of the year. This is actually higher by 0.49 percent over the 725,139,405 kwh. of energy sold to the region in the same period of 2012, Engr. Leon M. Dacanay, Regional Director of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), region 10, said. Gathered from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), the NEDA data also show that among the five provinces of region 10, Misamis Oriental, continued to be the biggest energy consumer of the region with its energy sales of 498,396,217 kwh., during the period.

Green summit THE Climate Change Commission has set the ‘Greeneration’ Summit on August 2 at the Capitol University here. Secretary Lucille L. Sering said this summit focuses on information dissemination on climate change and its effects. “Part of the effort is to avoid seeing loss of lives especially with what happened in typhoon ‘Sendong’.” According to a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey on climate change for the first quarter of this year here in the country, 63 percent said they did not do anything to reduce climate change in the past three years. Sering said, “This is a substantial percentage, it’s either they don’t know what to do or they don’t care.”

‘Wealth-sharing agreement paves way for inclusive growth in M’nao’ THE National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said that the recently signed wealth sharing agreement between the Philippine Government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will pave the way for a more inclusive development in Mindanao, especially in the proposed Bangsamoro areas. “The wealth sharing accord will allow the Bangsamoro to attain financial independence and enable it to steer its own growth and development,” said Maria Lourdes Lim, regional director of NEDA Regional Office XI and chair of the GPH technical working group (TWG) on wealth sharing. Li m hig h l ig hted t he pr ov i s ion s on of f ic i a l development assista nce (ODA), the establishment of the Intergovernmental Fisc a l Pol ic y Boa rd , B a n g s a m o r o Au d i t i n g Body and formulation of the Bangsamoro development plan, gender and development as among the mechanisms

that will help spur investment and open up socioeconomic opportunities in the area. The Annex on Revenue Generation a nd Wea lt h Sharing, which is a n accompanying document to the main Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB), provides that the Bangsamoro will have the authority to contract loans with any lending institution, except in cases requiring sovereign guarantees which the Central Government will provide. “Even after the signing of the FAB in October last year, there have been some interest in the area from investors. In fact, there were already

international missions that visited Mindanao to explore potential investments in agriculture, housing, real estate, hotels and resorts. Through the agreements in the Annex, the Bangsamoro can engage with potential investors through publicprivate partnerships and ODA,” said Lim. The NEDA official added that the national government oversight agencies such as the DOF, DBM and the NEDA may be involved in t he proposed Intergovernmental Fiscal Policy Board, which ensu res t he at ta i nment of fiscal autonomy of the Bangsamoro. “The Annex provides that

the Central Government will have a representation in the Board. While the list of membership has yet to be outlined, the oversight agencies will most likely be actively involved in it,” said Lim. The Intergovernmental Fiscal Policy Board, according to t he A n ne x, w i l l b e composed of representatives from selected ministries of the Bangsamoro Government, as well as from the Central Government. It will undertake periodic review of the taxing powers, wea lt h sha ring arrangements and revenue sources needed to implement programs and projects in the region.

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SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Your energy is unstoppable today -- so go out and do something amazing with it! Whatever you start today is sure to work out well, and all actions you take should be favorable in the long run. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) - You are a little worried about something that has been troubling you lately -- so see if you can just confront it directly. Fretting just works you up without actually accomplishing anything!

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Mindanao Daily 11 NEWS northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

New environmental project to benefit Bukidnon area By Gerry L. Gorit Staff Member

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management Project in Bukidnon will benefit local government units and communities along the Upper Bukidnon River Basin, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 10 (DENR-10). This river basin provides 250,000 cubic meters of water an hour to Cagayan, Tagoloan and Pulangi Rivers for irrigation, and supports the operation of the Pulangi Hydroelectric Power which supplies 25% of Mindanao’s power needs. It also supports the biodiversity resources on Mt. Kitanglad, the highest peak in the province DENR-10 regional executive director Ruth M. Tawantawan said the commitment of support of Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. and local government officials during their recent meeting Malaybalay City will pave the way for the implementa-


from page 1 initiative in the municipal town of Loreto. The army personnel in cooperation with the local government of Loreto has launched “Bayanihan,” a program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) involving the delivery of basic services and dialogue with the local community to hear their problems and concerns, Kanashiro said. He said that a certain Tony Salumbre of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) from Davao City has declared some 200 people, most of them children, as evacuees and hauled them in Kauswagan Elementary School in Loreto as temporary shelter. Kanashiro said that Salumbre was preventing officials from the municipality of Loreto who wanted to talk and checked the condition of the alleged “evacuees” who were housed at the Kauswagan Elementary School. According to Kanashiro, slumber has been recruiting residents to join the evacuees on allegations that an armed conflict between the military and the NPA rebels was going on in the area. He said that the NPA rebels also create artificial conditions by waging harassment operations against the military who are regularly conducting “Bayanihan” programs. Kanashiro said that Mr Salumbre and his cohorts were openly spreading false information associated with threat while enticing the people to evacuate. Lt Colonel Jose Leonard B Gille, commander of the army’s 26th IB, appealed to the NPA rebels in the area to respect and spare the civilians who want to avail of the basic services extended by the military and l” “Let us empower the people by paving the way to develop

tion of the project starting this year. “We welcome this opportunity to work in partnership with the local government units (provincial, municipal and barangay) and funding institutions in the rehabilitation of our watersheds and provide livelihood opportunities to target communities,” Tawantawan said. The project is funded by the Asian Development Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, United Nations Development Program – Global Environment Facility, and Climate Change Fund. It aims to reduce and reverse degradation of watersheds and associated environmental services caused by forest denudation and unsustainable farming practices, at the same time providing incentives to local communities, LGUs and the DENR for improving natural resource management by generating sufficient and tangible economic benefits. The project covers the Muleta-Kalatungan, Manutheir potentials and living in a community of peace and harmony,” Gille said.

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their establishments. There was a call from Iligan City informing the police that the suspect was eating in their sari-sari store,” Deloso said. Deloso also provided the doctors and medical representatives, including the civil society groups, an update on the ongoing investigation. As information about the suspect continue to ring the police, leaders of civil society groups met with doctors and medical representatives at Southwinds Hotel in Cagayan de Oro to plan a big indignation rally on Friday. Presided by Dr. Ruth Beltran of the Misamis Oriental Medical Society, the group decided to first hold a mass at the blast site before marching to the Freedom Kiosk in Divisoria. Monsignor Elmer Abacahin, of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, said many of those who will be participating will wear black armbands as a sign of mourning for the victims of the Limketkai bombing. “We mourned for those who died because many of them came because they thought they were safe here. For that we offer our deepest apology,” Abacahin said. Deloso, who was designated as spokesperson of the investigation group, said they have found a CCTV camera that had captured an image of the suspect as he walked away after he planted the explosive in the vicinity of Kyla’s Bistro. “We have, finally, a good image of what the suspect

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Tired in praying

A Watermaster machine will be used in the river basin project in Bukidnon, which covers the Muleta-Kalatungan, Manupali, Malaybalay – Impasug-ong, Talakag, Baungon and Sumilao sub-watersheds. Photo By Gerry L. Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

pali, Malaybalay – Impasugong, Talakag, Baungon and Sumilao sub-watersheds. The project components include river basin and watershed management and investment planning; smallholder and institutional investments in forest protection and conservation, reforestation, rehabilitation

and improvement of rural structure; strengthening of river basin and watershed management capacity and related governance; and project management and support services. Part of its mechanisms are payments for environmental services, including water regulation, soil con-

servation, carbon offsets and biodiversity; income generation from sustainable use and management and value-added processing of timber and non-timber products; improvement of natural resource productivity; and improvement of climate resilience in the project watersheds.


College of Chest Physicians looks like because of that that the police were “harassvideo capture,” he said. from page 1 ing the wounded victims like Earlier, police presented Pol. Supt. Michael John criminals,” Deloso said that the three composite drawings of the suspect, resulting in Deloso, spokesperson of “Task police were just “asking vital some confusion as people Force Arcade,” the team that information to help expedite was conducting the probe of the thought there were three Friday night bomb blast at the the resolution of the crime.” “We always considered that suspects. Rosario Arcade in Limketkai the wounded victims and other Deloso said they are Complex, said that “one of the witnesses part in the investipreparing to file a case of injured victims might be the gation whose personal profile multiple murder, frustrated target, or even have connections and background were very murder and physical injuries to the perpetrators themselves.” important,” Deloso added. as soon as they can identify Deloso brushed aside the Deloso, also chief of the the suspect. insinuations that the police city’s police investigative and


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registration as preparation for the October 27, 2013 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections near. She said that extending the registration of voters would alter the COMELEC time table in the preparation of the barangay and SK elections. The COMELEC allowed the registration of five at a time for the SK registrants since while the registration for those aged 18 years old and above followed the priority number earlier issued for them. However, those without priority numbers but were already inside the COMELEC radius at the City Tourism Hall in the City Hall compound were accommodated, too. Josephine Bagungon, 48, of Mambuaya, said that she was hoping the COMELEC would accommodate them even if they have no priority number because they were already at the COMELEC since Tuesday. “Maghulat mi para lang makabotar, para baya ni sa kaugmaon,” (We will wait if only to vote since this is for the future), Marian Andoy, 27, said. Andoy said that she only went to the COMELEC on Wednesday because she have worked.

was delaying the investigation saying the probe team was conducting the investigation on a 24/7 pace. Deloso admitted that as of press time since the tragedy took place, the police has been conducting the “bio-profiling” investigation of the wounded victims who were separately confined in various hospitals here. He said that of the 46 persons wounded, the Task Force was able to conduct “bio-profiling” of only about 20 victims since some wounded who were potential witnesses have gone home to Manila. Deloso, however, said that the police investigators in Manila closely coordinated with the Task Force particularly in sending the whole information and individual account of the injured victim. After the bio profiling, the ‘Task Force Arcade’ would still validate and counter check the data they have gathered from the victims and witnesses, Deloso added. “We are asking the understanding of the people. The police are also patiently waiting for the result of the investigation,” Deloso said. “Wag tayong magmadali na malaman agad ang dahilan sa pagsabog” (Let us not be in a hurry to know the motive of the explosion). “We are doing this process with focus and without any pressure,” Deloso added. In reacting to the accusation hurled by the Philippine

detective management, said that all vital information about the individual and the “forensic” profile of all the wounded victims were also considered. “We were applying this (forensic) as part of our scientific methods and techniques in the investigation,” he said. Deloso also disclosed that the task force was now in the process of conducting a biological examination of materials recovered as evidence at the crime scene. He said that the task force investigating the bomb explosion was not given a “time frame” to complete the investigation. “The PNP headquarters told us to just do our part,” Deloso said. Police Chief Supt. Catalino Rodriguez, head of the PNP regional command in Northern Mindanao, has created the “Task Force Arcade” to identify the bomb used, the motives, and the perpetrators of the bombing, Deloso said. Six people died and 46 others wounded when an improvised explosive device, reportedly armed with an 81 mm mortar, exploded outside the Kayla’s Bistro about 11:30 Friday night at the crowded entertainment district at the Limketkai’s Rosario Arcade here. Two more wounded victims, died in separate hospitals in varied times on Monday bringing the death toll of the bomb explosion to eight as of Thursday.

Special Gospel of the day: John 16:23-28-And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full: Matthew 7:7-Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 1 John 5:14-15-And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. In our Gospel for today, Jesus introduced the “generosity of our Almighty Father” to his spiritual children here on earth. The truth is, “God is always answering our prayers but we are always in hurry.”This is the reason why, we ceased in our “constant prayers” because we are very “negative” that our God never listens to us. 1 Thessalonians 5:17“Pray without ceasing.” In Sirach 7:10-do not be “tired” in praying. The “problem” is not in God but in each one of us because we “easily surrender and give up” if God delayed His answers. St. Monica “prayed for 33 years” for the conversion of Patricio and St. Augustine of Hippo. This is an implication that “God answers” our prayers if we will “persevere” in asking God and not questioning the “perfect time of God” for everything. Are you praying regularly and heartily? Matthew 15:8-This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me. Please pray more! SPONSORED:Neneth Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request


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thursday | august 1, 2013

northmin . caraga . davao Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

CdeO is the most competitive city in the Philippines MANILA, Philippines Which city is the most competitive in the Philippines? And no, it’s not Makati, Cebu or Davao. According to the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), Cagayan de Oro is the Philippines’ most competitive city in 2012. San Francisco in Agusan del Sur is the most competitive municipality in 2012. A city’s competitiveness was measured using three indicators: economic

dynamism, government efficiency and infrastructure. After Cagayan de Oro, the top four “most competitive” cities were Iloilo City; San Fernando, Pampanga; Butuan City and Bacolod City. In the list of top municipalities, the top five also includes Guagua, Pampanga; Carmona, Cavite, Daet and General Trias. Guillermo Luz, NCC private sector chairman,said the rankings can be used

by investors when picking their business location. With the top city and municipality coming from Mindanao, Luz noted this is proof that government projects to tap Mindanao’s potential is working. “Sometimes we always look for the usual suspects but there are small places for certain types of business which are actually doing far better than we think,” he said. Cities such as Makati,

tated by the Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). Dubbed “More Fun in the Philippines: The Brighter Side of Life,” the national visual arts tilt called for heart-warming photographs showing how Filipinos savor life, no matter what the situation. “My photograph shows the spirit of the Cebuanos that is very much alive not only in street parties, but also in its devotion to the Holy Child Jesus, our beloved Senior Sto. Niño,” Largo said. Largo only learned about the national competition through social networking site Facebook, and after he decided to give it a try, he asked his friends and parents to help him choose his photo entry. “The unanimous suggestion was my photo of a dancing festival queen during the Sinulog Mardi Gras. It undeniably depicts the theme ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines: The brighter side of life,’ but I wanted

something unique.” “I wanted to show a different photograph showing why it’s more fun in the Philippines, so I picked the Cebuano Faith entry,” he added. Largo said fun in faith is evident in how Cebuanos celebrate the festivity of the Holy Child, adding that when the spirit is happy, the man is happy, too. “Needless to say, it’s more fun journeying together in faith with our beloved Senior Sto. Niño.” Largo is an enthusiast, but he admitted that when he took the photograph, he got no plan to submit it to any photography content. “My love for photography started out when we had our first digital camera. I learned photography through watching YouTube videos and from other enthusiasts.” On winning the contest “I was thinking of a 50-50 chance there, because it was a nationwide competition, but I was happy when I got the message telling me that my entry made it to the top 50.” Largo also received a message about his entry being a finalist to the grand prize. He bagged the fourth prize and also the Visayas People’s Choice Awards, but for some reasons he missed the awarding ceremony. He won P10,000 cash, a plaque and a Canon PIXMA IP4970 printer. “I really did jump for joy and gave praise and thanks to the Creator above when I found out I won. Indeed, God always give you what you want in His perfect time. Praise be to God! I would be forever thankful to Him for this lifetime experience.” On chasing dreams Largo also encouraged his fellow UCnians and students to never stop chasing dreams. “If you want to become a photographer, a singer, dancer, or whatever you want, go ahead, achieve it. I remember a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, ‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’ so believe in the

UC student wins in national visual arts tilt

Kirk Patrick Y. Largo

A photograph, showing a sea of devotees gathered in the Basilica del Sto. Nino to worship and to celebrate the festivity of the Holy Child Jesus, won in a visual arts competition. And the photographer who captured the essence of the festivity and landed in the fourth place is a student of the University of Cebu (UC). Kirk Patrick Y. Largo, who studies in the UCBanilad campus, submitted his photograph “The Cebuano Faith” as entry to the 27th DPC-PLDT Visual Arts National Competition. The 27th Visual Arts Competition was facili-

The winning entry “The Cebuano Faith”

Cebu and Davao were not included in the list due to lack of data that would measure their competitiveness. Luz noted that if an LGU wants to show how competitive it is, it has to show the data to back it up. For economic dynamism index, a city was measured for business registration figures; employment, and financial institutions. The top three cities are Quezon City; Koronadal; and

Marikina City, while the top three municipalities are Calasiao, Pangasinan; San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte and Sta, Cruz, Laguna. In government efficiency, a city is judged in terms of transparency and accountability, public finance, performance recognition, business responsiveness and basic government services. For this category, the top three cities are Iloilo City; Bacolod City; and

Cagayan de Oro, while the best municipalities are Kalinga; Pontevedra in Capiz and Nueva Valencia in Guimaras. In infrastructure, data was gathered on a city’s road network, basic utilities and registered vehicles. Naga topped the list, followed by San Fernando in Pampanga and Cagayan de Oro. For municipalities, the list was topped by Daet, Mexico and Virac. --- (From:

During the turn-over of awards at the University of Cebu President’s office: (left to right) UC Legal Consultant Atty. Wendell Hanz Abella, UC President Atty. Augusto W. Go, DPC VP for Corporate & Marketing Communications Mr. Ruben V. Tangco, Kirk Patrick Y. Largo, Mrs. Edna Largo, DPC VP-VisMin Operations Fernando O. Cortes

beauty of your dreams.” He also urged his fellow photography enthusiast to be patient because photography can’t be learned overnight. It is a process, and a lot of things can be learned along the way. He added that photography is not just picture taking, but telling a story. “And always think, wala na sa kamahalon sa imung gamit (it’s not how expensive your camera is), it is about your skills.” Largo’s winning entry “The Cebuano Faith” will grace the covers of directories in the Visayas region

starting October this year. The Directories Philippines Corporation will launch the contest again on September to October 2013. DPC Vice President for VisMin Operations said, “The contest used to involve paintings. But we shifted it to accepting photographs in order to broaden the opportunities for students to participate.” Largo also thanked his UC family, especially the dean of the College of Nursing, Ana M. Trazona, RN, MAN, for her selfless support during the competition. Largo is one of thousands

of UC students who find access to quality education at the little cost. There are around 47,000 students currently enrolled in the University of Cebu, making it the biggest privately-owned university of the country. UC is one of the premiere universities in Cebu and the home of the country’s future visionaries and industry leaders. Among the many courses offered at the UC Banilad campus are Nursing, Midwifery, Health Aide and Caregiver courses with hundreds of graduates topping the licensure exams.


DENR 10 Regional Executive Director Ruth M. Tawantawan (right) meets with the members of the Small Community of United Farmers Association in Rainforest Management Inc. (SC-Uni Farm, Inc.) at Sitio Sabanga-an, San Luis, Malitbog, Bukidnon during her National Greening Program site Validation for 2013 plantation recently. OIC, Community Environment and Natural Resources Officer Ferdinand Dagulo (left) of CENRO-Manolo Fortich meet RED Tawantawan during the said validation. A tree planting activity immediately followed after the site validation. (MParagas RPAO)

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