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Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez, chair of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), congratulated Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., saying he knows what it takes to shepherd an important bill positioned to end the decades-long conflict in Mindanao.

Dads ask COA, DILG to compel Moreno to submit financial ‘docu’ By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council has sought the intercession of two government bodies to compel the incumbent City Mayor here to provide important financial documents of the city government.

The local august body passed a Resolution asking the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Commissions on Audit (COA) on possible actions against City Mayor Oscar Moreno for an alleged refusal to provide the City Council

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Tribal teacher, peace and devt advocate hailed in triennial tilt

By NELSON CONSTANTINO BusinessWeek Mindanao Editor-in-Chief

CEBU City––A retired teacher who dedicated her remaining years serving tribal communities in South Cotabato and a community organization instrumental in transforming Moro rebels into peace and development

BusinessWeek Mindanao Corp. CEO Mr. Dante Sudaria (right) awards Loui Mandonahan as this year’s winner of Mindanao Daily News Mr. Iron Man Regional Championship (Open Category) at the Rodelsa Hall, Liceo de Cagayan University, August 15. Looking on is Mr. Iron Man 2015 Regional Championship Event Director Jesse Angeles (left). Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

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Emano: Success of MisOr is ‘stupendous’ By CRIS DIAZ Execuive Editor

MISAMIS Oriental––Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano described the accomplishment of Misamis Oriental in two years after elected Governor as “stupendous.” “I am inspired to no end,” Emano said as he

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advocates are this year’s recipients of the prestigious 6th Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. (Rafi) awards. Declared winners of the triennial awards given

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LTO under fire for backlog of car plates

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By ERCEL MAANDIG Correspondent

Rep. Uy turns over P54m infra projects to Claveria town

From left, second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy of Misamis Oriental, Poblacion Punong Barangay Moises Macabasa, Vice Mayor Meraluna Salvaleon-Abrogar, Mayor Redentor Salvaleon, Sangguniang Bayan member Dr. Luisa Ong, and other local and barangay officials pose for a photo. Rep. Juliette T. Uy visited the town of Claveria in Misamis Oriental to turn over the multi-purpose building to Barangay Poblacion and two other barangays worth P54 million on August 14, 2015. Photo courtesy of Dodo Canoy

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Northern Mindanao is under fire due to the huge backlog of car plates, an LTO official said. Jesus Chan, chief of the LTO’s registration division here, said that since April this year the LTO’s See plates, page A15

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AGI records revenues of P65.4B first half of 2015


ANILA - Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI) posted a net income of P11.5 billion in the first six months of this year, 5% higher than what was recorded in the same period of 2014. This was achieved on consolidated revenues of P65.4 billion, almost 11% higher year-on-year. Net income attributable to AGI went up by 4% to P7.5 billion. These figures are exclusive of non-recurring gains. “Our group’s sustained profitability continues to EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SPOUSES FELIX YABO and MAGDALENA LOMONGOYABO, who died on July 13, 2002 and July 30, 2006, respectively at Danlugan, Pagadian City. At the time of their death, they left (5) parcels of land enumerated and described as follows; PARCEL I (Lot 4434-B, Psd-09-048075) A parcel of land (Lot 4434-B) of the subdivision plan, Psd-09-048075 being a portion of Lot 4434, Pls-119; Pagadian Public Land Subdivision situated at Danlugan, Pagadian City. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (1,856) SQUARE METERS covered by TCT No. T-26,993. PARCEL 2 (Lot 4434-C, Psd-09-048075) A parcel of land (Lot 4434-C) of the subdivision plan, Psd-09-048075 being a portion of Lot 4434, Pls-119; Pagadian Public Land Subdivision situated at Danlugan, Pagadian City. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (1,856) SQUARE METERS covered by TCT No. T-26,994. PARCEL 3 (Lot 4434-D, Psd-09-048075) A parcel of land (Lot 4434-D) of the subdivision plan, Psd-09-048075 being a portion of Lot 4434, Pls-119; Pagadian Public Land Subdivision situated at Danlugan, Pagadian City. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (1,856) SQUARE METERS covered by TCT No. T-26,995. PARCEL 4 (Lot 4434-E, Psd-09-048075) A parcel of land (Lot 4434-E) of the subdivision

Megaworld Corporation of P2.4 billion; and Golden posted a 12.5% year-on- Arches Development Coryear increase in recurring poration reported a net earnings, amounting to P5.4 income amounting to P324 billion from P4.82 billion. million. Emperador Inc. made Megaworld is the undisa net income of P3.3 bil- puted township developer be underpinned by AGI’s lion, 7% higher; Travellers that happens to be the subsidiaries as they all Hotel International Group fastest-growing landlord consistently show visible Inc. posted a net income this year, particularly in earnings. All the consumercentric companies that are majority-owned by AGI exhibited profitability in By Leilani S. Junio of PNA the first half of this year,” said Kingson U. Sian, AGI’s president and chief operat- MANILA -- The Department of 15 in WHO’s TB watch list,” said Health (DOH) is no longer listed DOH Secretary Janette L. Garin ing officer. in the World Health Organization in her State of Health Address (WHO) Top Ten List of Countries during the recently held National plan, Psd-09-048075 being a portion Summit on Health at Marriott with Tuberculosis Burden. of lot 4434, Pls-119; Pagadian Public Land Subdivision situated at Danlugan, “As early as 2012 we already Hotel in Pasay City. Pagadian City. Containing an area of attained our MDG by halting the Garin recalled that in 2010, ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED prevalence of TB (tuberculosis). only seven out of 10 tuberculosis FIFTY SIX (1,856) SQUARE METERS We have now fallen to number cases were usually diagnosed covered by TCT No. T-26,996. PARCEL

terms of rental income, which is projected to grow by 27% to P9 billion on the back of the office and commercial segments. Emperador is, likewise, the undisputed market leader in Philippine liquor. Travellers continues to expand Resorts World

Manila where the Marriott Grand Ballroom – the largest ballroom in the country – just opened last April. GADC holds the exclusive right to operate restaurants in the Philippines under the “McDonald’s” brand.

PHL removed from WHO’s Top Ten List of countries with TB burden

5 (Lot 4434-F, Psd-09-048075) A parcel of land (Lot 4434-F) of the subdivision plan, Psd-09-048075 being a portion of Lot 4434, Pls-119; Pagadian Public Land Subdivision situated at Danlugan, Pagadian City. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY SIX (1,856) SQUARE METERS covered by TCT No. T-26,997, are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and executed by and between AMANCIO L. YABO, Filipino of legal age, married to Erlinda Pal-ing and a resident of Danlugan, Pagadian City; AVELINO L. YABO, Filipino of legal age, married to Herminia Pacarat and a resident of Danlugan, Pagadian City; MARIETA L. YABO, Filipino of legal age, married to Esperidion Carumba and a resident of Danlugan, Pagadian City; WILFREDO L. YABO, Filipino of legal age, married to Matilde Baring and a resident of Danlugan, Pagadian City; MEDELINA L. YABO, Filipino of legal age, married to Carlos R. Benoya and a resident of Danlugan, Pagadian City; are the only surviving and compulsory heirs. Under Notary Public of ATTY. FERDINAND MAS PABLO; as per Doc. No. 97; Page No. 20; Book No. XXIX; Series of 2015. MDN: AUG. 4, 11 & 18, 2015


and initiated for treatment. With that situation, she said that the country was then included in the WHO’s Watch List for Tuberculosis, wherein the Philippines ranks among the list of those in the Top Ten Countries with burden for TB globally. Garin said that at that time, the country ranked at number 7 slot.

She said that such ranking was something that should not be a legacy to the young generation who would carry the burden of impressions that the country could not afford to fight it. “Hindi po ba nakakahiya na ipamana ang TB sa ating mga kabataan? Hindi po ba nakakahiya na kapag meron tayong bisita galing sa ibang ibang bansa unang una nilang iisipin, naku baka mahawa ng TB ang aming mga bata?,” she asked. She added that with the investment of the government, under the leadership of President Benigno S. Aquino III, who set forth directions to eliminate TB, and with the strong partnerships from donor countries and donor communities comprising of civil society organizations and business sectors, a national tuberculosis program was created and allowed for improvements to happen. “As early as 2012 we already attained our MDG by halting the prevalence of TB. We have now fallen to “number 15” in WHO’s TB Watch list…Pasalamatan po natin, program directors, regional directors, the mayors, the barangay captains, governors and all those involve including civil society organizations and the business sector they had been silently helping us to accomplish this,” she added. As she recognized the partners role and contribution in bringing the country reputation down from the list, she said that fostering partnership was the key ingredient plus the commitment and dedication. “It is very difficult to eradicate tuberculosis… Bringing us down from this watch list is a decade success,” the DOH chief added. (PNA) RMA/LSJ/EDS



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Cagayan de Oro City Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez, chair of the House ad hoc committee on the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), congratulated Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., saying he knows what it takes to shepherd an important bill positioned to end the decades-long conflict in Mindanao. “It is without a doubt a difficult task. There are a lot of balancing acts to be done to ensure that the BLBAR (Basic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region) remains true both to the genuine aspirations of the Bangsamoro for selfdetermination and the 1987 Philippine Constitution,” explained Rodriguez. The House committee held 24 public hearings, 19 regular meetings, and eight executive sessions since the original BBL draft was transmitted to Congress by the Office of the President

on September last year. The BLBAR is the amended version of that draft and was the one endorsed for House plenary debates. Similarly, the substitute bill devised by Senator Marcos’ committee on local government is also called the BLBAR. The House and Senate versions of the BLBAR carry significant differences. Among these are the Senate’s removal of the bill’s preamble as well as the deletion of the Special Development Fund amounting to P17 billion designed to speed up infrastructure development in the Bangsamoro during its first five years. Early reviews of the Senate version also point to the seeming weakened Bangsamoro parliamentary system of government. Rodriguez commented that the differences are to be expected. “This only proves that we have a working and

healthy democracy. As legislators with independent minds, different takes on the bill are to be expected.” “But I think both committees have been working on the same premise that the basic law should be inclusive so as not to alienate any stakeholder in the Bangsamoro. This is a very exciting, yet precarious time for all of us. We want everybody on board the peace process,” Rodriguez continued. “In my honest recollection and knowledge, I know of no other bill that has undergone a consultative process as exhaustive as what we did in the BLBAR. We know Senator Marcos’ committee extended the same diligence.” Earlier this week, presidential spokesman Secretary Edwin Lacierda told reporters at a press briefing that “[t]he agreement that See SOLON, page A15

Senator Bongbong Marcos (center) points out his dissatisfaction with the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the three-day Mindanao Vice Governors Area Conference in Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.The statement came in an open forum with the vice governors with the topic BBL: Perspective for Mindanao.Together with Marcos are Congressman Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City and Senator Bongbong Marcos (center) points out his dissatisfaction with the drafting of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) during the three-day Mindanao Vice Governors Area Conference in Limketkai Luxe Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City.The statement came in an open forum with the vice governors with the topic BBL: Perspective for Mindanao.Together with Marcos are Congressman Celso Lobregat of Zamboanga City and Vice Governor Joey Pelaez of Misamis Oriental. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

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Words Manuel L. Quezon Lived By President Manuel L. Quezon, whose 137th birthday anniversary we are commemorating on Wednesday, was an eloquent and very quotable speaker. Some of his lines graphically illustrate his multifaceted character as a fearless fighter for the restoration of Philippine independence, an advocate or Father of the National Language, and a true patriot. He became a popular hero when, in opposing the racist policies of Governor Leonard Wood , he uttered the now famous words: “I prefer a government run like hell by Filipinos to a government run like heaven by Americans. Because, however bad a Filipino government might be, we can always change it.” Unfortunately, the second sentence has often been dropped, allowing for snide remarks such as: Be careful what you wish for. On another occasion, he said: “Kung ang nakatakdang kapalaran ng ating bansa ay ang maging sakop ngunit mayaman, o ang maging malaya nguit mahirap, walang pag-aalinlangang pipiliin ko ang

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Let me begin this article with one of the most beautiful and enlightening quotes ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ Managing Editor Executive Editor on grief that I have ever come across: “You will not CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING ‘get over’ the loss of a loved Associate Editor Contributing Editor one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit suffered. You will be whole Motoring Editor Photo Journalist again but you will never be felix santillan ROEL CATOTO the same. Nor should you EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao be the same, nor would you Layout Artists want to.” -Elizabeth Kubler PAT SAMONTE Ross and David Kessler irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Losing someone we Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga deeply love or something JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG we deeply care about, is a Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao very painful experience. Regional Editors-Northmin It’s something we want to AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA avoid or manage as quickly Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant as possible because there are a lot of very difficult ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI emotions that accompany NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE it. CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY Grief is a natural reLegal Counsel sponse to the pain of loss. --------------------------------------------------------------The greater the loss, the bureau and mktg staff greater the grief. We might candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 associate it with the death MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 of a loved one—usually GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 the most intense form of VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 loss—but other losses also KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON bring on grief. These may MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 include a break-up, the loss tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 of a friendship or a job. bobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 It is a very personal exARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 perience that is affected by 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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Ignacio Bunye huli.” On December 30, 1937, on the occasion of the 41st death anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal, Quezon issued Executive Order 134 which adopted Tagalog as the foundation of Filipino, the national language of the country. On the same day, he announced the signing of the Executive Order on national radio. He spoke entirely in Filipino – the first time that a Philippine President did so. In a famous one-liner, Quezon defined his hierarchy of loyalties. He said: “My loyalty to my party ends where my loyalty to my country begins.” Some of his other famous

quotes are now immortalized in separate stone markers at the Quezon Memorial. They are as follows: Faith in the People “I have an abiding faith in the people. I know that they have all the faculties needed to become a powerful and enlightened nation. The Filipino is not inferior to any man of any race.” Social Justice “Social justice is more beneficial when applied as a matter of sentiment, and not of law.” Loyalty of Citizen “Every Filipino citizen owes loyalty to this government not only a his legal duty for living under it, but also as one who must abide by its laws and respect the authorities constituted under those laws.” Concept of Duty “I am not the President of the rich, and I am not the President of the poor either. I am the President of the Philippines, of the Filipino people, rich and poor alike. The duty of the President of the Philippines is a duty to which he owes the whole Filipino people.” Peace

“I am a firm and strong believer in peace. I believe in a peaceful, quiet and undisturbed humanity, striving for progress and achieving also higher destiny under the panoply of the arch of peace. “Progress is impossible without peace. No country can govern without peace. Peace is the basis of every good thing in life. And peace in order to be permanent and enduring, should be and must be based not on the bayonet but on the contentment of the people.” Justice “The law must be the same for the powerful and for the weak. For the rich and for the poor. “The success of an government depends to a large extent upon its administration of justice. “ In the early part of the war, President Quezon and Vice President Osmena were evacuated to the United States where they led a government in exile. While in Washington Quezon initially felt embittered by what he perceived as the slow deployment of troops to retake the See bunye, page A15

The Stages of Grief



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our personality, circumstances and belief system. As a result, there is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are only healthy or unhealthy ways of coping with the pain it brings. I find that Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler’s book on Grief and Grieving to be one of the most helpful books on the subject, so allow me to share it with you. In essence, they assert that there are typically 5 stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. It does not mean however that grief is a linear process and that we all need to go through each phase for us to heal. It only means that these stages are part of a model that can enable us to map the pain of grief and move on. DENIAL. In this stage, we are usually in shock and numb with pain. We cannot believe that things are really happening as they are. Denial is a healthy response to grief because it enables us to process the pain in our own time and in our own way. It enables us to pace our grief. Denial only starts to fade once we are

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stronger to face the reality of loss. ANGER. It is often the most difficult phase to go through because we are taught to manage our anger and rein it in. But anger is a necessary phase in healing. We need to let it out and acknowledge it so that we can release the pain lurking underneath. The more we allow ourselves to feel it, the faster it will dissipate and the faster the healing. Anger makes the pain tangible. BARGAINING. We usually bargain with the powers that be, so that the loss we are about to experience does not happen or will fade away like a bad dream. Guilt usually accompanies bargaining. We are plagued

with “if onlys” and “what ifs.” We want our lives back to the way it was. DEPRESSION. After the haze of denial, the energy of anger, the exercise of bargaining, we come back to reality with a thud. This is when we are gripped with pain and despair. This phase is probably the most painful and most intense. It feels like the sadness will not go away. This sadness while similar in quality, is different from that experienced in clinical depression which is a form of mental illness. Depression because of a loss is a natural and appropriate response. ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance does not mean feeling okay about the loss. It is accepting that we have a new and permanent reality that we need to contend with. We may never like this situation and it may never be okay with us, but we come to terms with it by readjusting our lives. Eventually the bad days gives way to good days, sadness to joy, isolation to new connections and we begin to embrace life in all its fullness, but only after we’ve grappled with grief See del rosario, page A15

Daily Inspiration

Slow To Anger

“Don’t befriend angry people or associate with hot-tempered people, or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul.” Proverbs 22:24-25

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are quick-tempered or hot-headed, we may begin to view their behavior as an effective way to get service or attention. But remember, these habits aren’t effective at becoming Christlike. Are there particular situations where It’s easy to pick up habits from others, you become quick-tempered? What even if we don’t notice it. When the can you do to calm your anger in the people we surround ourselves with future?

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SC junks petition to stop Butuan PPP Bulk Water Services Project


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UTUAN City -- The Supreme Court (SC) has dismissed the petition filed by the Ratepayers/Consumers of Butuan City Water District against the Butuan City Water District (BCWD) to enjoin it from further implementing the Treated Bulk Water Services Contract, among others.

In a Resolution dated April 22, 2015, the SC Third Division dismissed the petition for failure of the petitioners to pay for docket and sheriff ’s fees, deposit for costs, and prayer for temporary restraining order (TRO) amounting to P4,730. The Court also noted a letter dated April 1, 2015 of

one of the peritioners, who informed the Court that when he signed the verification of the petition, he did not read the petition, was not made to understand its true contents, and attached a copy of the judicial affidavit attesting to the facts and circumstances about how he signed the verification. The petitioners filed last March, 2015 a petition for certiorari, mandamus and plea for temporary restraining order and/or

writ of preliminary injunction against BCWD praying among others to enjoin the water firm from exaction of a minimum charge of P208 for the first 10 cubic meters. They also sought the Supreme Court: -To declare the Treated Bulk Water Services Contract a nullity; -To compel BCWD to immediately construct a sedimentation pond in the infiltration gallery and to

provide other simple remedies towards a sound, cheap, clean water services; -Compel BCWD to provide them a copy of the Treated Bulk Water Services Contract; -Award the petitioners damages. Me anw h i l e, B C W D spokesperson Ramil Barquin said the Butuan Water Treatment and Bulk Water Services project undertaken by Taguibo Aquatech Solutions See junks, page A15

Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez answers questions regarding the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law during a recent inter-faith meeting held in the Bishop’s Palace in Cagayan de Oro City. Cong. Rodriguez was able to clarify the confusion regarding the law and was able to address all the misconceptions and misinformation being raised by those against the proposed law. With Cong. Rodriguez is Archbishop Antonio Ledesma and Abamin Congressman Maxie Rodriguez. photo supplied

WWF Philippines/ Kabang Kalikasan ng Pilipinas urgently needs the following personnel to be based in the Davao Gulf area: Yellowfin Tuna Handline Fishery Improvement Project 1. Site Coordinator – Governor Generoso

Networking of Marine Protected Areas in Marine Key Biodiversity Area – Davao Gulf 1. Community Coordinator 2. Project Finance Officer Must be fluent in Visayan dialect for the Coordinator positions. If interested in the above position, please check our website for additional details and email your application letter and curriculum vitae to Deadline of application is August 21, 2015.

Publication Notice R.A. 10172 August 06, 2015

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Cotabato Municipality of Carmen



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 JOSEPHINE B. TASIS has filed with this Office , a petition for change of first name from “JOSEFINA” to “JOSEPHINE” and the correction of entry in the date of birth from “JANUARY 26, 1966” to “DECEMBER 16, 1966” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOSEFINA DIONALDO BATAMALAQUE at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Esteban C. Batomalaque and Lucia H. Dionaldo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than August 26, 2015.

In Compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ASKREAH SAMADULA GUIAPAL has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “BAILYN” to “ASKREAH” in the birth certificate of BAILYN SAMADULA GUIAPAL who was born on 16 June 1997 at Carmen, Cotabato and whose parents are Abdul Nasser M. Guiapal and Vilma D. Samadula. Any person adversely affected by said petiton may file his written opposition with this Office not later than August 17, 2015.


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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Matalam, Cotabato Publication Notice R.A. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0051-2015 Date: 07 August 2015 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 MANIE HUELAR CAYAN has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of MANIE HUELAR CAYAN at Matalam, Cotabato and whose parents are MANASIE CLARITO CAYAN and ELMA DUMAGPI HUELAR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 2, 2015. (SGD) TRINIDAD T. BUTARDO Municipal Civil Registrar

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AVAO City -- Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over the regions of Northern Mindanao, Caraga & Davao and Eastern and Central Visayas due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) across Visayas and Mindanao, the weather bureau said in its 24-hour public weather forecast issued at 5 a.m. Sunday. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over the rest of Mindanao, the

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said. Winds will be light to moderate coming from the south to southwest and the coastal waters will be slight to moderate, it added. Meanwhile, moderate El Niño conditions continue to persist across the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Leading climate models suggest that it may intensify from moderate to strong El Niño in the coming months in the last quarter of 2015 and may last until early 2016, the El Nino Advisory No 6 issued on August 5, said. The advisor y said analysis of rainfall dis-

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ORDER Before this Court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on December 22, 2011 at Maramag, Bukidnon, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at Purok 5, South Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon and PC Hill, Cotabato or c/o Dao, Hinaplanon, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than three (3) years already October 28, 2011, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on December 22, 2011 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on August 28, 2015 at 9:00 a.m at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 3rd day of August, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Aug. 4, 11 & 18, 2015

tribution for the month of July showed that near to above normal rainfall were observed over Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Ilocos Region, C entral and S outhern Luzon including Metro Manila, Romblon, Albay, Palawan, Negros Island Region, southern section of Cebu, and two Mindanao regions -- Western and Central Mindanao. The rest of the country experienced below to way below normal rainfall conditions especially the eastern section of the Philippines, which is a clear manifestation of the impacts of El Niño in the

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JEANOSA D. ESPINOSA 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 JEANOSA DAUG ESPINOSA who was born on September 27, 1991 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are NOEL TENIO ESPINOSA and JEAN NATINDIM DAUG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than August 20, 2015.

country, it said. The advisory also noted that two Mindanao provinces are affected by drought – Camiguin and Misamis Oriental, along with Bohol, Quezon and Siquijor. The advisory defined drought as “three consecutive months of way below normal (>60% reduction from average) or five consecutive months of below normal (21%-60% reduction from average) rainfall condition. It said weather systems that are likely to affect the countr y in August are the SW monsoon, the ITCZ, LPAs (low pressure area), monsoon trough and the occurrence of two to four tropical cyclones in the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The advisory said rainfall distribution is expected to be near normal in most

parts of the country, while below normal rainfall is predicted over the provinces of Palawan, Camarines Norte, Guimaras, Negros Island region, Central Visayas and Mindanao’s Zamboanga Peninsula, Region XII (Southwestern Mindanao) and the Autonmous Region in Muslim Mindanao except Cotabato and Lanao del Sur respectively. Above normal rainfall are likely to be received in Samar provinces and Misamis Oriental, it said. The provinces of Cagayan and Isabela will likely experience drought/dry spell while provinces affected by drought/dr y spell are likely to improve namely: Aurora, Camiguin, Catanduanes, L aguna, Marinduque, Misamis Oriental, Occidental Mindoro, Quezon, Quirino and Siquijor. (MindaNews)

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In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that LUZ D. MICAYABAS has filed with this office a Petition for Change of First Name from “LUCENA” to “LUZ” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LUCENA DEL MONTE DUNCANO, who was born on June 30, 63 at Banza, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are ALUDIA SANCHEZ del MONTE and SAMUEL DURO DUNCANO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 03 September 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Aug 18 & 25, 2015

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Foreign-backed energy firm NV Vogt Philippines Solar Energy One Inc. is targeting to start before yearend the commercial streaming of the initial phase of its P1.3-billion solar power plant project in Surallah town in South Cotabato. Reynaldo Casas, NV Vogt project president, said the construction of the first 5-megawatt (MW) component of the solar power plant is currently in full swing at its site in Barangay Centrala in Surallah town and is due for completion by November. He said they already completed the development of the plant’s power substation as well as its office buildings and facilities. On Wednesday, the company held a formal groundbreaking ceremony for the installation of some 23,000 ground-mounted solar panels at the eight-hectare solar farm. The event was led by NV Vogt director Vivek Chaudri and joined by local officials headed

by South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes, 2nd District Rep. Ferdinand Hernandez and Surallah Mayor Antonio Bendita. Casas said the solar farm’s development is being handled by technical experts commissioned by the company’s Berlin, Germany-based mother firm ib vogt GmbH. He said ib vogt personnel started building the solar farm earlier this month and will remain at the site in the next three months. “We expect the first phase to go on stream commercially by November. So by then, there will an additional 5MW of power to augment the needs of consumers here in South Cotabato,” he said. The company will begin the development of the 12MW plant’s second phase by next year, he said. Casas said the power that will be generated by the solar plant will be distributed by South Cotabato 1 Electric Cooperative

(Socoteco 1) through its power substation installed at the site. Santiago Tudio, Socoteco 1 general manager, said the additional power from the solar plant will not only benefit Surallah town but its entire franchise or service area. He said the y exp ect the streaming of an initial 4MW or 80 percent of the solar plant’s capacity by November. “We will utilize it to augment our needs during the morning peak hours,” he said. Tudio said the additional power will help offset the supply shortage currently affecting the area that had forced the electric cooperative to implement hourlong daily rotating outages. NV Vogt initially launched the project in June 2013 following the signing of a bilateral powerpurchase agreement between the company and Socoteco 1. The electric cooperative serves this city, eight municipalities in South Cotabato and

Lutayan town in Sultan Kudarat. In August last year NV Vogt enlisted Armstrong Asset Management for an investment of $29 million, or roughly P1.3 billion, to fund the construction of the project’s first phase. At 5 MW, the solar plant’s initial phase would also be the biggest solar photovoltaic power project in the country, surpassing the 1-megawatt solar facility in Cagayan de Oro City. The company said the project “will be the world’s largest dieselreplacement power plant when it is completed, given that 100 percent of its generated power will replace diesel-generated peak power.” Gov. Fuentes lauded the company for pursuing the project despite the challenges that it faced with the permitting processes and other requirements. NV Vogt initially scheduled the plant’s formal groundbreaking last June but deferred the event pending the completion of

the plant site’s conversion from agricultural to industrial land. Bendita said the conversion documents were only released to the company last month. “We’ve waited for this project to start for quite some time and I’m glad that it will now be realized,” she said. The Provincial Development Council, which is headed by the governor, had endorsed and gave its full support to the project. Fuentes said they also saw huge potentials with the venture in terms of job generation, increase in local tax revenues, expansion of eco-tourism opportunities and enhancement of local and foreign investors’ confidence to the area. Considering the massive investment that the company will contribute to the local economy, the local government initially gave a 10-year tax exemption to NV Vogt as incentive pending the revision of the province’s revenue code. (MindaNews)

South Upi town stops holding horse fights during fiesta By Ferdinandh Cabrera of MindaNews

SOUTH Upi, Maguindanao--Horses still took center stage when the town’s parish celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Salvation on Sunday. But unlike in the past celebrations where the TedurayLambangian tribe featured stallions in fights with the presence of a mare as “heater”, the contest involving horses has embraced a benign style. Called Kuda Festival, the contest highlighted the importance of horses as partners of the Teduray-Lambangian tribe in their farming chores. Kuda is the Teduray word for horse. Only female horses however were allowed to take part in the contest where horses representing the chapels of the parish were adorned. “Stallions could not join because they will cause fights. Kuda is a major draft animal because of the terrain of the place,” Laura Salinas, Kuda Festival committee chair said, adding the horses were adorned according to who the patron saint is of a chapel. About 40 entries joined the festival that also highlighted the chemistry between the horses and their owners. Fr. Dennis Gui, OMI, parish priest, said the event aims to help preserve the rich culture of the Teduray- BEAUTY OF THE BEAST. A horse is all “dressed up” for the Kuda Festival in South Upi, Maguindanao on Aug. 16, 2015, the town fiesta. In lieu of horse fighting, the town’s Teduray-Lambangian tribe adorn their horses Lambangian tribe of South Upi. for a contest depicting the areas they come from. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

The bad effects of bullying to students By Jonathan D. Agawin Head Teacher I Macapari National High School Macapari, Damulog, Bukidnon

Bullying is an improper activity of students in schools. If this could not be stopped, it may result to more serious problems. Bullying commonly occurs in physical for like

punching, pushing, kicking, hazing, school pranks, fighting and teasing. It could also in emotional form that include belittling, saying hurtful sentences, pretending the victim is nonexistent, ignoring person on purpose, making fun of certain person, keeping a person out of a group and

spreading rumors about a certain person, among others. In a study done by a research group American Psychological Association, bullying could happen to anyone regardless of his grade level, socio-economic status, gender, religion or sexual orientation.

This improper practice could cause long term impact to both bullied person and bullies. Bullied person could feel depression and anxiety as a result of being a victim of bullies. To bullies, on the other hand, the effect of bullying to him may worsen up to having violent and other risky behaviors until in his adulthood. Education department

plays a big role in preventing bullying activities in schools that are threat to children in all levels. Bullying is a serious problem that should be address soonest as possible. School administration should conduct intervention programs and prevention strategies. It is better to stop bullies before they start. This bullying activity is

a threat to the mental, emotional and physical health of the students. It could also be a haze blocking them to attain and enjoy a good future because it impact not just the present character of the student but also his future self. Thus, it is very important to save students through interventions.

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Teacher’s Views


The Special Education Program of Pangantucan Central Elementray School, Pangantucan, Bukidnon started year 2013. It was initiated by Mrs. Ruth H. Gaas a permanent teacher of the said institution. She searched for visually impaired children from the different barangay of Pangantucan, Bukidnon and found two blind then submitted the list of names to a very good friend of her who helped her open a Special Education Program in the District of Pangantucan. The Department of Education granted a slot of a Visual Impairment Scholarship for a Teacher of Pangantucan Central Elementary School. She grabbed the opportunity because it was her burden to teach children with special needs. God provided everything she needs to attend the training sponsored by the Department of Education and Resources for the Blind. She signed the contract to organize the said program in Pangantucan, Bukidnon. Then after the first summer of training, the program mentioned above begun with Twenty four (24) various children with exceptionalities. There three (3) type of program such as Resource Room, Self-contained and Inclusion/Mainstream.

The following disabilities she is handling are: Visual Impairment Hearing Impairment Learning Disability Intellectual Disability Down syndrome Cerebral Palsy Child with Autism Behavioral Problem Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Physical Problem Gifted and Talented Speech Impairment After three years of handling different disability the school head granted her request for additional SPED teacher due to the demand of the needs of the program. The ratio of one student with special need is equivalent to ten pupils. Then she wrote a letter requesting our beloved Hon. Mayor to provide another SPED Teacher through Job Order or LGU paid to accommodate all program needed. The institution is so blessed to accept the response of Hon. Manolito G. Garces for giving one SPED teacher. It was an answered prayer by the Great God because she wants to reach out and help the children with exceptionalities. The Special Education of Pangantucan, Bukidnon is moving on for “No Child Left Behind” scheme.

Advice to a Fellow Teacher By Razel N. Mariquit MT-I Dilapa Integrated School Dilapa, Quezon, Bukidnon

One of most exigent and tedious tasks relentlessly facing teachers today is how to capture the interest and to stimulate the imagination of the students so that they will be more motivated to learn. This has been just one of the many perks that teachers have to deal with for the desire to actually let the learners realize their full potentials through the discoveries and learnings that they can get from the lessons in the class. With the advent of technology and the fast growing needs of the students to engage in more active and fast-paced learning environment, the question about how teachers can cope and keep up to the needs of the learners when it comes to instruction still remains unanswered. In response to the challenges in teaching the 21st century learners of today’s world, many researchers and teachers created and innovated instructional styles that would somehow meet the gap between the students’

growing needs in instruction and attention. As one of the teachers and innovators, my main responsibility is to create more adaptive and versatile teaching strategies that will match to the diverse learning styles of the students in the classroom. When you’re the teacher, you have to take charge of the academic, personal, social, and spiritual development of your learners. So this holistic growth will depend on how you handle the challenges that you meet along the journey of shaping and molding your students. As teachers, we know that these are just some of the circumstances that we have to face in our life as educators. If you truly are a teacher, you have to be unafraid to revise and change strategies. Let us remember that our main goal is to make students be more active in the learning process and at the same time make their pace of learning more meaningful and fun for them so that learning will take place.


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Helping Struggling Readers to Read Better By Tessie P. Presbitero Master Teacher I San Jose Integrated School District of Quezon I

Struggling readers are those who find reading a very difficult task. Although some of them struggle only to comprehend what they read, others struggle to read even the basic sight words and they are the ones who need the most help. These pupils, who struggle on word recognition are likely to become bully in order to feel superior or are bullied by other pupils. Many teachers also observed that most of the parents of struggling readers are not supportive of their children. They don’t attend to meetings and does not provide for their children’s needs. That’s why many of these children would leave school early. Teachers, as second par-

ents must not allow these to happen. Let us not rejoice when a struggling reader stops schooling. Like the lost sheep, let us find ways to bring them back to its herd and nurture them with special attention and consideration. After all, it is for them that we are here in the educational system. As a grade six teacher for almost 18 years, year after year I encounter a number of struggling readers and at times non-readers. Dealing with them is never easy but a lot fulfilling when you see you have helped them. I have tried out a lot of innovations; supervised peer teaching, group reading, family reading partner and individualized instruction; experimenting one after another. However, there seemed to be very little improvement since I failed to realized that they were again in a boring, conventional setting with the usual charts ad

flashcards. A study conducted by Lewandowski and Montali (1996) showed that struggling elementary readers could perform as well as average achieving peers on word recognition and accuracy tests when provided audio plus visual input with computer based practice. Realizing these, the author started out another remedial reading innovation entitled “Read in a Techno” wherein pupils read various selections using multi-media materials like power point, movie maker and video presentations using Daylight Projector. This is done so in order to arouse the interest of the pupils to attend the sessions regularly and eventually develop their love for reading. This innovation included decoding, vocabulary, comprehension and spelling introduce in gradual manner with small chunks of information at a time in order

to have a full grasp of what is taught. The multi-media usage was also supplemented with the generation of hard copies of the stories being read for their home reading activities with their assigned family tutor. Constant practice in both home and school was monitored closely. Though this innovation has helped improved the reading abilities of my struggling readers, I believe that there are still a lot to do to make this better and more effective. It is always true that there is nothing such as one-size- fits- all strategy in teaching. It all depends on the type of learners that we have. More importantly, let us not discount the magic that a caring attitude of the reading teacher can do to arouse enthusiasm of the learners. Let us remember that little improvement in the child manifests real victory.

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Kurt Lewin’s Leadership Style Framework

By Maribel Pejana T-III Santa Fe Elementary School

Leading an organization or a group is a kind comprehensive task that requires a thorough classification and organization of ideas and action plans.

The same as well in the classroom setting, in order to hold a certain group in a way that daily goals are attainable, a teacher must be effective and efficient in leading and handling his class. It is also important for him to define the strategies

Kakasa Ka Ba? Ni Helen N. Ybañez

Bawat tao ay may kanikaniyang paninindigan at paniniwala hinggil sa talakayang pangkalusugan. Ang nakakatuwa pa ay halos lahat ng mga nilalarig na ito ay ninanais mamuhay sa mahaba-habang panahon. Nawa’y gusto munang magliwaliw at magtampisaw sa makamundorig kaligayahari. Halos wala ring pag-aatubiling sumusunod sa layaw ng panandaliang kasiyahan. Kahit alam na ng bawat isa kung anu-ano ang mga

sangkap para mapabuti pang lalo ang kalus.wgan ay hindi pa rin ito naisasagawa ng tama. Sa dinami-rami ba naman ng mga nakakatakam na pagkain at sa halos di mabilang na mga pagkakaabalahan ay hindi na ito napagtutuunan ng pansin. Ang iba naman ay nagpapakapipi at nagbingibingihan dahil ayaw na rin nilang mapag-iwanan. Ngunit ang higit na nakababahala ay ang patuloy na pagtaas ng antas ng mga taong nagkakasakit sa mga karamdamang malimit ay nagpapadali ng kani-kanilang mga buhay. Kung pagba-

Educational Accountability By Chona M. Colonia Quezon National High School

Learning is useless unless the end product is a reflection of the real- life situations and provides emphasis on the life-roles the learners will actualize after earning education. This line as emphasized by Spady (1994) capsulizes the Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) as a theory of education, system structure for education, and classroom practices. It is timely to coin the spectrum of the Republic Act No. 10533 or Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, also known as K to 12 education

curriculum, with the principle of OBE since the latter encompasses the advocacy furthered by the former. As a theory and system, OBE clearly focuses on educational system around what is essential for all students in their life after graduation. It underscores the outcomes of learning which are the performance indicators- test results, completion rates, post-course employment rates and what students know, are able to do right then. It can be gleaned that OBE is framed in three respects. First is the input in the form of finances, resources, and infrastructures, which means judging its success according to


contributing to his effectivity and efficiency, such as the kind of leadership that he will be engraving in his group. Psychologist Kurt Lewin argued that there are three major leadership styles. These are the following: The autocratic style of

leadership is a kind where decisions are made by the leader without consulting the group, even if it said that the contribution of the members could be useful. This is appropriate when decision is necessary to be quick. Example of this is when a teacher elects group leaders for classroom cleaners.

basehan ang mga naibabalita sa radyo at telebisyon, pabata na nang pabata ang mga nakakaranas ng mga tinatawag nating “modern diseases”. Kabilang sa mga sakit na ito ay ang diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure at heart failure na kadalasan ay naikokonekta sa sobrang katabaan ng isang tao. Hindi naman masama ang kumain. Lalong hindi nakakasama kung ang ating kinakain ay pa iba-iba dahil nangangailangan talaga ang ating katawan nito upang lumakas at sumigla. Ang hindi lang tama ay ang pagkain ng sobra sa itinakda. Hindi rin tama kung ang ating kinakain

sa araw-araw ay puro karne nalang. Kaya ngayong buwan ng Hulyo, habang ginugunita na naman natin ang Buwan Ng Nutrisyon, alalahanin natin na ang lahat ng sobra ay nakakasama. Ang katakawan ay siyang mitsa sa isang bangungot na kailan man ay hindi na mabubura. Ang kawala ng respeto sa sarili ang siyang unang dahilan ng maagang pamamaalam sa mundong kinagisnan. Dahil dito, taba natin ay bawas-bawasan na sa pamamagitan ng tamang nutrisyon at ehersisyo upang buhay ay sasaya at mailayo ang mga sarili sa disgrasya.

the effectiveness of the system; second is on the processes used to deliver the quality of education; and third is on the output or results of education. Imperative to the OBE, therefore, is the collaborative efforts of the stakeholders and administrators in putting up sufficient facilities, of the teachers in delivering quality instruction and of the students in mastering their field of interest. Putting into practice, the present educational system of DepED is already aligned to OBE. K to 12 is skill-based. It follows spiral pedagogical pattern anchored on differentiated instruction, contextualization and localization and eventually ends with mastery of the skills. It prepares the

students to be marketable right after finishing Senior High School. The successful implementation of the K to 12 can be magnified by the interplay of the factors contributory to the delivery of instruction. It all starts with a correct plan and design carried out by authorities and implemented to respond to learners’ diverse needs. As the country embraces the new educational system and throws the old that was once claimed as a bucket of promising academic fount, it is hoped that K to 12 will not plunge, just like the previous ones, as a discard in a recycle bin. The challenge is posed as an accountability of the concerned authorities.

Bridging Home and School Active Involvement By Jossie G. Manginsay

The success of each learner will not solely depend on the teachers and the student alone, it will also need the involvement of the parents or guardians’ support. The achievement of the learners are correlated to the guidance that they get both from their home and at school. But sometimes, the challenge to connect and appeal for support from parents lies on the ability of the teacher to overcome the

barriers of communication towards them. The fact that almost every matter in this world demands everything from every individual starts off as a common barrier in the cooperation of the parents. One example is to how to be able to create a convenient schedule for parents who are both working. In this case, who will stand responsible to facilitate the learning of the child at home? Who will take charge of the child’s development to build a self-concept and character?

These responsibilities may overwhelm and intimidate the parents. Thus, the teacher has to make sure that parents should also be made to feel welcome to organize the pace of their own child’s learning growth because they play an integral part in it. It is necessar y to promote parent involvement, and teachers have to be the one to make them understand what is their true role in discovering and enhancing their child’s potentials and how they can contribute to

realize them. Constant interaction between parents and teachers, especially during school activities, need to take place to manage a clear flow of communication about the learners’ progress. And teachers should always remember to assure the parents that they will never be alone in the struggle in bringing up their children, and that they will know that some failures are inevitable in learning and are important in the learners’ success in the future.

Philippine Education at a closer look By Ave J. Sabanal MT-I

Jean Piaget says that the principle of education in the school should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. In this light, Philippine education today is anchored with this premise. The K to 12 Curriculum develops the learners holistically and to equip with the 21st century skills yet to address educational gaps for global competitiveness. Looking at the Philippine Education today with its new curriculum that the Department of Education

has implemented it provides quality education to the young generation. With its fourth year in operation, Philippine educational system has shifted from the traditional way to modern approach in the teachinglearning process. The integration of ICT in the curriculum made it more advance thus in effect students have better opportunities of employability around the globe. Moreover, it is also culture-based thus the culture and traditions of every community then are preserved and respected moreover the use of mother tongue based and multi-lingual education helps students and teachers to make instruction made easy

and simple. The new curriculum doesn’t discard the old structure but it incorporates the new scheme to strengthen the instruction in basic education thus in effect quality education is achieved. DepEd is now closer to its dream in realizing the K to 12 curriculum and so far, it has a positive upshot in the community. With this Philippine education will equate to the system that is adopted around the globe and our graduates are no longer logged behind in terms of technology developments. It is indeed, that through collaboration it is not far and beyond that this dream will

come to realize nevertheless Department of Education fulfills its mandates to promote and to provide better education to the Filipino youths. As we look at the K to 12 curriculum the pupils are trained in the 21st century skills that are needed for life’s survival. In addition to learners are taught in the different skills as early as kindergarten then in spiral progression until it reaches senior high school. In the same way students are expected to be ready for work at the end of grade 12 not only in the local market but as well as around the globe.

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There is no need for the class to conduct votations for group leaders since the assigning is already done by the teacher. Democratic leadership is another leadership style in Lewin’s framework. In here, leaders do the final decisions but team members are included in the decision-making process. This often encourage interest and creativity for team members are possible to attain high job satisfaction and high productivity. In the classroom, for an instance, the teacher wants to create poster for “Buwan ng Wika” theme and she encouraged the students to give ideas how and what way it will be drawn, what are the symbols, how it will be presented and the like. In the end, the teacher will decide what are best ways among the

ideas given. The last leadership style in Lewin’s framework is the Laissez Faire. The name is a French word that means “leave alone”. In Laissez Faire, the team leader gives his members the freedom in working. Just for example in a call center agency. The employer will just give her agents the resources and even pieces of advice but in handling the clients, he will leave it all on the agent. This style will leave a high job satisfaction to the person but will also be damaging if the person can not manage his time well. The style of management is very important. The effectivity of the leader highly depends on how he managed the group by way of what leadership style he is applying.

QNHS to offer 2 SHS tracks By Helen N. Ybañez

To foster functional literacy and to develop the essential competencies, skills and values for lifelong learning and employment, Quezon National High School (QNHS) will offer two Senior High School tracks for school year 2016 - 2017. The Department of Education (DepEd) approved the opening of the Academic and Technical-VocationalLivelihood for Grades 11 and 12 enrollees comes June 2016. Under the Academic track, QNHS was allowed to offer General Academic Strand (GAS), Accountancy, Business and Management (ABM) Strand, and Humanities and Social Science (HUMSS) Strand. Considering the prominence of developing technical and vocational skills for global competitiveness, the institution prioritized Com-

puter Hardware Servicing (NC II), Caregiving (NC II), Cookery (NC II) and Beauty and Nail Care (NC II). Students from the nearby barangays and municipalities who would prefer to take either of the courses offerings at QNHS were welcomed to the school. Bringing the wagon to its realization was spearheaded by Manuel V. Rebullos, SHS coordinator, together with her power cast TESDA National Certificate holders’ faculty. Other faculty members were optimistic that the Senior High School implementation next year would go smoothly based on the target and expectations. “Despite the negative perspectives of some closeminded people, we, teachers, have to stand for what is right and that is to support K to 12,” Mrs. Prelyn O. Rasalan, the faculty president said.

Take-Home Teacher Tasks By Razel N. Mariquit Master Teacher I Dilapa Integrated School Dilapa, Quezon, Bukidnon

If you are a teacher your job docs not end at school only. If you are a teacher, it means you have accepted the challenge of really taking part in changing the world for the better. Clichc as it may sound, but teachers should really be commended and appreciated because they are practicing a selfless profession. Imagine handling more than fifty children all al the same time. Try sacrificing your weekends to work without pay to follow up school matters. And most of all, by taking your unfinished tasks at your home and work late at night to finish them. Tough enough? Perhaps. But teachers toggle with this reality everyday of their lives. They are not just doing their teaching job. but they are also extending and dedicating their own selves for the greater possibility of reaching out more to the learners. Aside from the stress at the actual workplace, teachers take home paper works that are needed at school. They have to make lesson plans everyday, revise them

all the time if possible to match the required type of instruction that the different learners need. They also have to juggle around so many types of forms, checking papers, and making instructional materials. As a result, teachers experience paperwork burnout If teaching alone is a stressful job, it’s much more stressful with the so called “take-home tasks” that consume their time for rest. These situations of teachers are experienced only here in the Philippines. In many countries, teachers have assistants who do the paper works and even make and prepare the instructional materials for them. As shown in many research, teachers who are less stressed out are showing more efficacy in their teaching performance resulting to more learnings acquired by the students. If this could only be possible in the Philippines, you can visualize more successful students in their academic endeavors and even more achievement in excellence in the area of education. If this could happen in the Philippines, the only question is when?

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Teacher’s Views

Conditioning children to be effective learners through health programs By Razel Mariquit Master Teacher I Dilapa Integrated School

Department of Education (DepEd) recognize that a child will learn effective and in fast pace, firstly, if he is physically healthy. This is the reason why DepEd partnered with various government agencies and private organizations, mainly with Department of Health. It is to ensure that every child attending school is fit. Different project and program are implemented to attain this purpose. One is the feeding program, mostly conducted through assistance coming from private organizations and corporates that consider health interventions as one of their priority programs under social responsibilities. The drive of this program is to fight the increasing

number of children suffering from malnutrition and promote easy-to-prepare, affordable yet nutritious food. Immunization program is also one of health interventions that target schools. This is held in partnership with Department of Health to prevent the spread of diseases. Usually, this is done in a form of vaccination with appropriate vaccines like measles-containing vaccine, tetanus diphtheria, papilloma virus and measles vaccine, and mumps and rubella vaccine. These are good interventions set through the led of DepEd because encouraging children to appreictae learning is not one easy step. It involves building them and creating them to be individuals capable and ready to absorb learning. Keeping them healthy is the basic way.

Using new technology in Education

By Maribel Pejana T-III Santa Fe Elementary School

The prime purpose of teaching is to mold the minds of young people. Its purpose is to provide understanding and shared meanings. Though it is true that educating students of 21st century is a challenging task, but it should be recognized that this is an after result of advancement. What schools can do is uplift level of teaching not just to to join the cycle and trends of this era, but to cope on the advancing mindset of students. The blending of technology is a new good method seen to be effective. In some ways, these are not just to modernize form of teaching but also to improve such and transform each class hours to an exciting journey of exploration and learning. Multimedia presentation is one of these teaching strategies. This form uses applications such as slideshows, videos or movies and special Microsoft company-made PowerPoint presentation. Multimedia pre-

sentation is effective in classes because of its viewing effects, audio and attracting colors that entice listeners to be attentive in the class. Internet exploration is also trendy nowadays. There are a lot of students who already have gadgets. Teachers can use this form in her lessons, for example, on reading comprehensions. He can provide sites for the students to access and explore for more or less an hour, before giving out small discussions and quizzes. In line to this, there are also schools that conducts exam online. To many, this is called “paperless” quizzes and also effective to prevent cheating. There are several other modern teaching techniques. Every day, new methods are arising and educational technology will never stop to come up with new strategies. Methods like mentioned above are more like rools to improve not just avenues of teaching, but also to uplift students’ performance level.


Parental role in teaching

By Razel Mariquit Master Teacher I Dilapa Integrated School

Teaching is a profession which workload is not just limited in providing and discussing lessons to children in every day of the school year. Most of the time, a teacher is also serving the role of a confidante, a role model, or more like a parent. Teachers play a big role in developing children,

for they spend time with them more than any one else in the entire day. In other words, they contribute a big impact to children’s attitude, practices and learnings. Thus, he should be a parent by overseeing them in their activities and showing these students that he, as their teacher, care and love them more than they thought. It is actually important

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to express among children that his school is very much concern for their growth. The forefront of the school is the teacher. So, it is a must that teacher should show that behind his serious face and image full of authority projected infront of the class, he has the heart with compassion. In this way, children will be more open – to the teacher and learning. This would create confidence, helpful in discovery of skills and exceptional intelligence.

The y wi l l le ar n more than the typical lessons in school. Teaching is not just simply being a teacher alone. In order to effectively inculcate knowledge, wisdom and values, and to further mold the students to be people they ought to be, teacher’s role is to go down to the students shoes individually and determine what is lacking in them and from there, the teacher will start filling.

Eхpoѕure: The widest form of Education for children By Rowena V. Olimberio HT-I San Jose Elementary School Sumilao District

There are always things that we can do to help in our society. Even we are just ordinary people, we could be a good help to anybody else. We would not even know then, that it is a something, enough that we could contribute for the society. Doing things some people hesitate to do could be a form of this contri-

bution. Performing and planning activities like ones focusing to the welfare, education and interest of children is one good example. This world has come to the time where some society issues are already mean to children that we feel like it is a mission for us to make them feel that this is still a beautiful world that we live at. Might be, it is through showing them that they can still play in the park without getting worried of being

kidnapped, they can still swim in the waters without having most concern of pollution, or they can still buy ice cream sans worrying that the vendor would not bother to give back the change of their money. Cheerless to say, there are negative stories exposed in the media that are causing fearѕ to parents and guardians. Eventually, these fears will result to stereotypes, depriving the children to enjoy the simplest life, there vast of learning take place.

The truth is, we should give our children the share of experience old people once had - life that iѕ away from fear and free of threatѕ; ѕo that, they would grow up healthy in all aspects. Moreover, they will be eхpoѕed to more comprehensive kind of education thiѕ world could give and will be have a wide perspective about life; not just the oneѕ ѕelected and ѕhowed by televiѕion and internet.

The essence of encouraging children to delve in Sports children By Rowena V. Olimberio HT-I San Jose Elementary School Sumilao District

Sports is defined as an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment. This field gets an interest among children especially during school years. It is because during this period, Sports is more encouraged. Technicalities and theories on different kind of Sports activities are even discussed under Physical Education

of MAPEH subject. It is an educational course related to the physique of the human body and encourages psychomotor learning in a play or movement exploration setting to promote health. There are more in Sports, however. Kids who are active in school sports are fitter, have healthier body weights and are more confident. The risk of blood pressure, heart disease, osteoporosis and other chronic diseases is lower among physically active people, which makes it all the more important for children to appreciate

the importance of physical activity at a young age. Participation in school sports provides a sense of belonging and being part of a team or group. A student interact with his peers in a friendly manner. He learn to consider the interests of his teammates and to practice mutual respect and cooperation. They work together, share time and other resources, take turns to play and learn to cope with success and failure as a team. These interactions facilitate bonding and lasting friendships with his schoolmates, which can help make

children more sociable and outgoing as they grow. More to t hat, Ne w York Times research also proved that schools that offer and support Sports produce higher number of graduates. So, there must be no reason to some speculations that schools that emphasize sports do so at the expense of other educational goals. T hu s , g e tt i n g i nt o Sports should not be discouraged by parents. Instead, they should support their children in fostering their athletic skills and abilities.

DAR holds blessing and dedication of P54.4M CSF Cagayan de Oro -- About PhP 54.45 million worth of common service facilities (CSFs) were blessed and dedicated at the Department of Agrarian Reform – X office compound, this city, in the presence of 85 participants consisting of DAR officials and representatives of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs). The blessing and dedication is part of a series of turnovers of CSFs under the Department’s Agrarian Reform Communities Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) Program. The total CSFs consisted of 37 floating tillers, 27 rice threshers, 18 corn shellers, two 120-horsepower tractors, and 14 90-horsepower tractors. Fr. Fermin Tan, parish priest of the Mt. Carmel Parish Church administered the ceremony. The event was then followed by a program held at the Pryce Plaza with the presence of DAR Undersecretary for Finance and Administration Felix Perry

Undersecretary Felix Perry Villanueva, DAR-X RD Faisar Mambuay and Asst. RD Eddie Agac-ac (center- left to right) led the DAR officials who attended the ceremonial turnover of common service facilities to the representatives of ARBOs in Region X. (supplied photo)

Villanueva as guest of honor. DAR-X Regional Director Faisar Mambuay spoke about the importance of maintaining the CSFs in order to maximize productivity. Villanueva announced that they were able to turnover many farm equipment to the ARBOs despite scru-

tiny from Congress. He said, “We are confident that we will be able to defend our decision to give you the kind of equipment that we purchase from the suppliers. Based on our executive decision, we prefer to go for quality over quantity.” Villanueva added that

after their experience during the first round of procurement, the DAR Central Office management decided to procure more high-end equipment that lasts longer rather than buy many cheaper equipment that are less sturdy. Villanueva also an-

nounced additional equipment such as combine rice harvesters, rice transplanters, 35-horsepower tractors, and additional 120-horsepower tractors for certain areas. He also informed the audience of the ongoing procurement of dump trucks which are expected

to be delivered by September of this year. He further informed that DAR is currently proposing to Congress another billion pesos in the 2016 national budget for the procurement of additional farm equipment for ARBOs nationwide. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto/ERS)

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Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY Municipality of Imelda MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 0078-2015 By Virtue of Resolution No. 0048-2015 Authored By Hon. Merycecil R. Basinang AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING THE FISH LANDING POINT/AREA IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF IMELDA, PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY AND PROVIDING FOR FEES AND CHARGES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. SECTION 1. TITLE - This ordinance shall be known as the “An Ordinance Establishing the Fish Landing Point/Area in the municipality of Imelda, province of Zamboanga Sibugay and Providing for Fees and Charges and for Other Purposes. SECTION 2. DEFINITION OF TERMS. - As used herein, the following terms shall mean as follows: a) Fish and Fishery Products - include all kinds of fish and other aquatic animals such as crustaceans like crabs, prawns, shrimps and lobsters; mollusk like clams, mussels, scallops, oysters, snails and other shell fish. Fishery products include products of aquatic living resources in any form. b) Landing Point - an area or place specifically established as such in this ordinance. c) Inspection - visual and/or internal inspection or checking and ascertaining whether the fish and fishery products are legally caught, gathered or harvested and safe for human consumption.

Alfred Lallana Jr, Country Manager Aspect Soft Philippines

In two years time, the 80 million strong Generation Y or the Millennials (those born from 1977 to 1995) are poised to outspend the Baby Boomers (born from 1946 to 1964) and become the most powerful consumers segment. This means that the generation that drove the growth of many major industries and brands for the last 30 years is about to be overtaken by a new generationthat thrives on technology and does not conform to the traditional customer pathways. This is according to the Aspect Consumer Experience Index: Millennial Research On Customer Service, a study that reveals69 percent of Millennials now prefer to solve their customer service issues on their own instead of having to go through customer service channels. The results of the study were presented by Jim Freeze, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer of Aspect during the Aspect Advantage Media Briefing held recently. Freeze said special attention was given to Millennials, because their views on customer experience usher in an entirely new wave of digital expectations to the marketplace. The Aspect CMO likewise warned that companies that do not adapt will risk obsolescence as Millennials become the economic powerhouse in the near future. “The average consumer interacts with customer service 65 times a year, yet they are increasingly underwhelmed with an experience that does not reflect consumers’ digital and mobile preference nor their desire to resolve issues on their own. This represents a tremendous missed opportunity for companies to build business and secure customer loyalty.” As social media becomes increasingly more important in terms of influencing customer service issues, it has now also evolved becoming a powerful marketing tool for companies. “It is now very common for people to take to social media to ask for

Edwin Ong, Aspect Software Senior Director for Marketing and alliances in APAC and Middle East

advice and try to solve issues. As such companies should need to be more involved and active to respond to their customer issues. OPPORTUNITIES FOR BPO’S Freeze said this self-service trend presents a big opportunity for the country’s booming Business Process Outsourcing industry. Instead of seeing the shift in customer service preference of Millenials, BPOs should view it as an opportunity to be the first to adapt and get ahead of the competition. Data from the BangkoSentralngPilipinas showed that the BPO industry is looking to overtake overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remittances as the economy’s main economic engine. The BSP said the BPO sector’s prospects are much brighter as revenues are expected to grow by at least 15 percent as compared to OFW remittances from which would only grow by 6 percent at most this year. By 2016, BPOs would earn $25 billion annually, industry estimates showed. Freeze said that the mindshift of looking at the contact center from an expense to an enabler to grow topline revenues is going to be huge. Aspect’s fully-integrated solution unifies the three most important facets of modern customer engagement strategy: customer interaction management, workforce optimization, and back-office. Through a full suite of cloud, hosted and hybrid deployment options, we help the world’s most demanding contact centers and back offices seamlessly align their people, processes and touch points to deliver remarkable customer experiences. Part of the value proposition that Aspect offers in terms of self-service is increasing interactions, since simple inquiries can now be done by machines, it actually elevates the role of agent.

Jim Freeze, CMO and Senior President Aspect Software

d) Fish Carriers – refers to any medium capable in delivering fish and fishery products. SECTION 3. FISH LANDING POINT. - The Bagsakan Center/Building near Public Market Building, Poblacion Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay is hereby designated as the Fish Landing Point/area for all fish and fishery products delivered from Fish Carriers. SECTION 4. PRIOR LANDING. - All fish and fishery products tended for sale shall be brought in and landed at the designated landing point before they are brought to the Public Market. SECTION 5. INPECTION - All fish and fishery products brought in and landed at the fish landing point shall be subject to inspection and examination by the members of the inspection committee for the purpose of ensuring that no illegally caught fish nor illegally gathered or harvested fishery products may be sold at the public market. All fish and other fishery products found illegally caught, gathered or harvested shall be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with law.

Sanjay Gupta Managing Director South Asia and Middle East

“Agents should be reserved for high value transactions. Not on things that consumers can do on their own such as pulling up accounts and providing basic information. “Aspect can help your business participate in social interactions in a cost-effective manner using proven contact center efficiencies and provide you with the ability to engage with customers who are already leveraging social media to ask for help, guidance and assistance with any issue that is having an impact on their customer experience,” said Freeze. ASPECT OMNI-CHANNEL AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE PLATFORM Customer experience is increasingly defined by customer service: 76 percent of all generations view customer service as a “true test” of how much a company values them. While companies need effective strategies for all generations, they can’t afford to ignore the increasing buying power of Millennials who are not afraid to take their business elsewhere if left unsatisfied. With the flexibility and nearly unlimited mobility brought on by smartphones, consumers around See challenge, page A15

SECTION 6. INSPECTION COMMITTEE. - There is hereby created an “Inspection Committee” to be organized by the Municipal Mayor to be composed of the representatives of the Municipal Health Office; PNP, Imelda Station; Sanitary Inspector; the Market Inspector and the local office of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources if any: Provided, however, that said representatives shall be recommended by their respective chiefs of offices and who shall be designated as such by the Municipal Mayor and who shall serve without additional remuneration other than their salaries. The Inspection Committee shall see to it that no fish or fishery products are sold at the public market or elsewhere without the necessary inspection and certification as to fitness for human consumption. SECTION 7. INSPECTION WITHOUT DELAY. - All fish and fishery products brought in shall be inspected and examined with dispatch, and issued the necessary clearance and certification without delay. SECTION 8. CLEARANCE. - No fish or fishery products shall be sold at the public market without the necessary clearance and certification from the inspection committee. SECTION 9. Nothing in this ordinance shall prohibit the inspection committee from conducting inspection and/or examination of fish and fishery products already displayed for sale at the public market. SECTION 10. Selling of Fish outside the Public Market is prohibited except during the Market Day of Barangay Poblacion of which has its own designated area. SECTION 11. Selling of Fish (Suroy-Suroy) within Barangay Poblacion, Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay is Prohibited. SECTION 12 – the Fish Brokers is prohibited to have their own stock room (Bodega) except in their respective designated stall only. SECTION 13 – Fish Brokers is prohibited to display and retail fish at their respective stall, allowed only at the inside Public Market. SECTION 14. STALL - the Local Government Unit of Imelda shall provide stall to each License Fish Broker. SECTION 15 – AWARDING OF STALL – the awarding of stall and spaces to qualified Fish Brokers shall be done through open public bidding of which the OCCUPANCY FEE shall not be less than P100,000.00 per stall and highest bidder will prevail. The award investor shall pay automatically the amount bid in full through cash or managers check to the Municipal Treasurer or to any authorized representatives. SECTION 16. PENALTY. 1) Any person who fails or refuses to bring in his fish/fishery products at the designated fish landing point/area and/or who fails or refuses to submit his fish or fishery products for inspection/examination and/or who sells, displays said fish or fishery products at the public market without the necessary clearance and certificate shall be fine of Two thousand Pesos (P2,000.00) Provided, however, that any member of the inspection committee who unduly delays or capriciously denies the issuance of the certificate shall be dealt with administratively. 2) Any person/s found violating the Section 10 and Section 11 of this ordinance shall be fine P500.00. SECTION 17- REPEALING Clause – All ordinances contrary to or inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. SECTION 18– Separability Clause – If any part or provision of this ordinance is declared unconstitutionally or invalid, the same shall not affect the validity and effectivity of the other parts or provision hereof. SECTION 19. EFFECTIVITY. - This ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication in a newspaper of local or general circulation or posting in at least two (2) conspicuous places in the municipality of Imelda. CERTIFIED CORRECT:

(Sgd) PRISCILLA T. JOQUIÑO Secretary to the SB


(Sgd) JOEY C. VERGARA Sangguniang Bayan Member/Presiding

APPROVED: Aspect Software Execs Edwin Ong Senior Dir for Mktg and Alliances in APAC and ME, Jim Freeze Senior VP and Chief Mktg Offcr, Sanjay Gupta Mnging Dir for SA & Alfred Lallana Country Mgr.

MDN: Aug 4, 11 &18, 2015

(Sgd) ROSELYN V. SILVA Municipal Mayor

tuesday, august 18, 2015 Advertising and Editorial E-mail : Contact nos. : 0917-7121424 • 0947-8935776 Republic of the Philippines SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Region 10 Oroquieta City City of Good Life Tel/Fax No.(088) 531-1164 & 531-0097; eMail – EXPLANATORY NOTE WHEREAS, A global strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) was issued jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in 2002, to reverse the disturbing trends in infant and young child feeding practices. This global strategy was endorsed by the 55th World Health Assembly in May 2002 and by the UNICEF Executive Board in September 2002 respectively; WHEREAS, Section 15 Article II of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines states that “The State shall protect and promote the right to health of the people and instill health consciousness among them”; WHEREAS, Section 2, Article II of the 1987 Constitution of the Philippines states in part that “The Philippines x x x adopts the generally accepted principles of international law as part of the law of the land x x x ”. WHEREAS, the Philippines has adopted the WHO and UNICEF “2002 Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding”, and the various World Health Assembly Resolutions to implement the same, and therefore is legally and morally obligated to follow their provisions. WHEREAS, towards this end, the State shall support the “2002 Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding” and exerts efforts to address the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants and young children, by the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding; WHEREAS, the WHO/UNICEF Global Strategy on Infant and Young Child Feeding recommends not only exclusive breast milk for newborns, but also indigenous, fresh and natural foods in combination with continued breastfeeding for infants and young children. It is guided by the World Health Assembly Resolutions, Codex Alimentarius, and consistent with national laws or national policies; WHEREAS, adequate and proper nutrition is an important and universally recognized component of each child’s right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health as provided for in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, which the Philippine Senate, in accordance with its constitutional prerogative under Section 21, Article VI, of the 1987 Constitution, ratified on July 26, 1990, and which mandates the Philippines to implement various international agreements relevant to Infant and Young Child Feeding; WHEREAS, the use of breastmilk, which is widely recognized as the best source of nutrition for babies, most far reaching and the least costly strategy for the alleviation of poverty promotes the development of emotional bonding between the mother and child, bestows upon the newborn infant protection against infection, provides for the mother natural contraception after delivery, and protects the mothers from closely spaced pregnancy. WHEREAS, with the resultant healthier population and the reduction in infant and under five mortality rates, the country will be closer in reaching its targets for the Millennium Development Goals; THUS, this ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 617-2015 AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITION PROGRAM TO IMPROVE THE CHILD AND MATERNAL NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE CITY OF OROQUIETA, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. BE IT ENACTED by the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Oroquieta City in session assembled, that: ARTICLE 1 TITLE, POLICY, PRINCIPLES AND DEFINITION OF TERMS Section 1. Title. This ordinance shall be known as the AN ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING A COMPREHENSIVE NUTRITIONAL PROGRAM TO IMPROVE CHILD AND MATERNAL NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN THE CITY OF OROQUIETA, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREOF, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Section 2. Declaration of Principles. The City Government of Oroquieta shall uphold the right to food and nutrition of its constituents as a vital part of human development. It recognizes that all nutrition interventions shall be anchored to the Philippine Government’s commitment to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the over-all goal of Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2011-2016 in improving the quality of the human resource base of the country and to have substantial decrease in child and maternal and overall disease burden. The City Government of Oroquieta believes that it is the main responsibility of families in achieving nutritional well-being and thus, it is the duty of the City Government to help the families in the city especially those who are unable to enjoy the right to good nutrition to provide their nutritional needs. It also recognizes that multi-stakeholders participation, evidence-based interventions, and good governance are the key elements for improvement of child and maternal nutritional status of the city. Section 3. Definition Of Terms. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms are hereby defined: a. Malnutrition- a condition of the body resulting from a deficiency imbalance, or excess , in one or more nutrients. This includes under nutrition and micronutrients deficiency. b. Exclusive Breastfeeding – an infant receives only breast milk and no other liquids or solids not even water with exception of drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, minerals, supplements or medicines. c. Infant – refers to a child within 0-11 months and 29 days of age. d. Health – Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well- being and not merely the absence of diseases or infirmity. e. OPT Plus (Operation Timbang Plus) – an annual mass weighing of all pre schoolers 0-71 months old in a community to identify and locate the malnourished children. f. Pre School Children – a group of children ages 0-71 months old. g. Breastmilk substitute - means any food being marketed or otherwise represented as a partial or total replacement for breastmilk, whether or not suitable for that purpose. h. Complementary food - means any food, whether manufactured or locally prepared, suitable as a complement to breastmilk or to infant formula, when either becomes insufficient to satisfy the nutritional requirements of the infant. Such food is also commonly called “weaning food” or breastmilk supplement. i. Milk Formula - artificial milks for babies made out of a variety of products, including sugar, animal milks, soy beans and vegetable oils. They are usually in powder form, to mix with water. j. Young children - refers to a child age 1 year up to 3 years old k. Lactation stations - refer to a private, clean, sanitary, and well-ventilated rooms or areas in the workplace or public places where nursing mothers can wash up, Breastfeed or express their milk comfortably and store this afterward. l. Rooming-in - refers to the practice of placing the newborn in the same room as the mother right after delivery up to discharge to facilitate mother-infant bonding and to initiate breastfeeding. The infant may either share the mother’s bed or be placed in a crib beside the mother. m. Workplace - refers to work premises, whether private enterprise or government agencies n. Food fortification - refers to the addition of Sangkap Pinoy or Micronutrient such as vitamin A, iron and iodine to food, whether or not they are normally contained in the food, for the purposes of preventing or correcting demonstrated deficiency with one or more nutrients in the population or specific population groups. o. Pinoy Nutrition Hub - refers to an approach adapted from Positive Deviance Hearth in the Filipino context that seeks to address malnutrition by looking at practices that work well in the community and building those to improving the nutritional status of children and sustaining these improvements through changing the behaviors of mothers. p. Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition or PPAN 2011--2016 - refers to the national government’s strategic priorities to contribute in improving the quality of the human resource base of the country and to have substantial decreases in child and maternal and overall disease burden. q. Care giver - anyone who takes care and custody of the child which can be parents, guardians or people living with the children. ARTICLE 2 PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR NUTRITION Section 4. NUTRITION PROGRAM AND SERVICES. The City Government through the City Nutrition Committee shall act as the lead agency to implement and sustain the Nutrition Program and Services to primarily cater children and mother’s need. It shall adopt the National Nutrition Council of the Department of Health and other nutritionrelated models that has been proven cost-effective to address malnutrition. 4.1 Promotion Of Infant And Young Child Feeding. The City Health Office

Ordinance shall monitor and promote early initiation of breastfeeding within one (1) hour after birth; exclusive breastfeeding for six months and introduction of complementary food from the 7th month onwards in various settings like home, city/barangay health stations, birthing facilities and workplace to ensure safe and adequate nutrition for all infants and young child. It shall implement interventions such as follows: 1. Organization, training, and continuous capacity building of community-based or breastfeeding support groups in every barangay on infant and young child feeding composed of peer counselors or mothers who have successfully applied optimum infant and feeding practices. 2. Training of health and nutrition workers, including those in birthing facilities and in the workplace, on counseling on infant and young child feeding. 3. Setting up and maintaining human milk banks as well as adoption of rooming-in in the City Rural Health Units and selected hospitals and medical centers, subject to availability of funds. 4. Designation of lactation corner in the workplace either government or private establishments and other places stated under R.A. 10028. 5. Enforcement of the Milk Code on the Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes (EO 51) 6. Group counseling for the promotion of optimum (IYCF infant and young child feeding) complementary feeding practice 7. Home fortification of complementary food through the use of multiple micronutrient powder 8. Multimedia campaign on Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)-related concerns especially during Breastfeeding Month Celebration (every August) 9. Integration of IYCF infant and young child feeding concerns in the curriculum of primary, secondary and tertiary education 4.2 Maternal and Child Care program. The City Health Office shall continue to implement and support its Maternal and Child Care Service Program which shall cater to the health of the mother which affects the child in the womb with the end in view of delivering a healthy baby such as follows, but not limited to: a. Counseling to mothers during pre-natal and after birth on appropriate dietary intake as well as appropriate feeding for the child b. Encourage facility-based births and strict implementation of early initiation of breastfeeding within an hour after delivery. c. Implementation of Mother-Baby Friendly Centers and shall incorporate motherfriendly labor and birthing practices in the health facilities’ policies or standards operating procedures including: 1. Clean birthing technique 2. Delayed cord clamping (3 minutes) 3. Placenta removal and disposal 4. Collaboration/consultation with other maternity services including maintaining communication with all caregivers when referral or transfer is necessary. d. Train staff responsible on maternity services on essential and emergency obstetric and newborn care e. Motivate and refer pregnant women for STD/HIV/AIDS screening and voluntary counseling and treatment f. Introduction of culturally-sound Reproductive Health Care including appropriate birth spacing 4.3 Supplementary Feeding And Essential Care Program In Home- Based Centers And Schools. The City Social Welfare and Development Office shall support the regular supplementary feeding and provision of essential care program for school children particularly those who’s schools with high cases of under nutrition, residence-based centers, day care centers and community children within the city. Through the CSWDO, CHO and other nongovernment organizations, the City Government shall: 1. Promote inclusion of nutrition education in school curriculum and develop childfriendly materials on nutrition, hygiene and sanitation like proper hand washing, nutritious food and more. 2. Support in the establishment of safe drinking water and sanitary toilet facilities in schools and day care centers including promotion of sanitary practices like personal hygiene, hand washing and deworming. 3. Regular monitoring of child growth and development through the help of School Heads/Principals and barangay health workers 4. Provide support in clusterized food preparation and feeding sessions or Pinoy Nutrition Hub 5. Integrate behavioral change approaches among caregivers and mothers on nutritional feeding during clusterized feeding sessions 4.4. Micronutrient Supplementation and Food Fortification. The City Health Office shall ensure the uninterrupted supply of micronutrients to reduce or maintain prevalence of Vitamin A deficiency, iodine deficiency disorders and anemia among infants and pregnant and lactating mothers. It shall strive to provide the following: 1. Vitamin A supplementation for children under five years old through the Garantisadong Pambata Expanded Program and high-risk cases specifically children with measles; Iron supplementation of pregnant women for 180 days as well as weekly iron supplementation of non-pregnant women including adolescent females; Iodine supplementation for pregnant women in areas with high levels of iodine deficiency disorders that are not well reached by adequately-iodized salt. 2. Close monitoring of food fortification and salt iodization stored, displayed and sold at food establishments, stores and retailing outlets within the city. 3. Support the promotion of home-based and/or community-based production and consumption of foods rich in nutritional value particularly Vitamin A, iron and other supplements needed through the provision of materials for the establishment of household backyard gardens. 4.5 Community-based Nutritional Food Production and Economic Access to Food. The City Health Office in coordination with the City Agriculture & Fisheries Office shall promote availability of food at the household level through Food Always in the Home (FAITH) framework. In coordination with City Agriculture Field Office (CAFO) and other organizations with programs on food security and agriculture, the City Government shall ensure the availability of basic food supply at affordable prices. Further, it shall support the agri-related projects like animal raising, diversified farming, and other family income generating projects that support family’s economic access to food such as creation of local employment opportunities, support to micro-enterprises, skills development through Alternative Learning System (ALS) and financing to small entrepreneurs. 4.6 Promotion of Healthy Lifestyle. The City Health Office and the DepEd shall intensify the promotion of healthy lifestyle to prevent cases of overweight / obesity among children and adults through campaigns on healthy eating, physical activity and wellness programs. It shall uphold the following: 1. Wellness programs with a nutrition component in elementary and secondary schools and in the workplace and shall not be limited to early morning exercise 2. Enforcement of the school policy regulating school canteens on the sale of cola drinks and junk foods in line with the promotion of good nutrition 3. Regular observance of physical exercises like marathons, fun runs, community dancing exercises and more. 4. Appropriate nutritional care of adults and overweight persons 5. IYCF and Pabasa Nutrisyon 4.7 Immunization Program and Monitoring and Reporting of Children’s Height and Weight. The City Health Office shall ensure program on preventive child care and health services that include the completion of immunization series for prevention of tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, neonatal tetanus, measles, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, and such other diseases for which vaccines have been developed for administration to children before reaching one (1) year old, additional doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) during the ages of twelve (12) to fifteen (15) months. (PCV 13 Add on pneumococcal vaccine (before age of 1 year) Likewise, the City Government through the City Health Office shall adhere to the monitoring and reporting standards set by DOH/NNC on monitoring of children’s weight, height and length shall use only generally accepted standard and measuring tools and equipment calibrated by authorized agencies (DOST). It shall provide assistance in capacitating health workers, nutrition scholars and nutrition program implementers on proper measurement and usage of information generated as well as comprehensive nutrition program management. ARTICLE 3 ROLES OF VARIOUS SECTORS Section 5. The Family. The family is the central unit responsible for the primary attainment of nutritional well-being of their children and entire family members. The parent has the right to choose nourishing and culturally accepted interventions for their children as long as it will not impede child growth and well-being. Section 6. The Educational Institutions. Educational institutions shall work together with stakeholders concerned with the nutrition-related activities of children and youth. Educational institutions shall incorporate into their curriculum a subject on nutrition education, yet, subject to guidelines set by the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). Section 7. The Mass Media. The mass media shall use its power to influence by all means to promote campaigns related to nutrition like IYCF (Infant and young child care and feeding), healthy lifestyle and the like with utmost care and consideration to its audience particularly children listeners. Section 8. The Local Government Units. The City Nutrition Committee shall come up with comprehensive nutrition programs for children and look for other sources from the National Government and NGO’s and then the LGU allocate appropriate budgets for their implementation and adoption of key nutrition policies and guidelines. Section 9. The Non-government Organization and other Civil Society Groups. The non-government organizations and civil societies with programs and services on nutrition shall closely coordinate, complement resources and share approaches to the LGUs within their area of operation.

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Section 10. The Barangay Nutrition Committee. This Committee shall, in addition to their existing duties and functions, coordinate with and assist their corresponding LGUs in coming up with comprehensive nutrition programs and plans and be the primary body to oversee the implementation of such programs in accordance with DILG guidelines. Section 11. The service users or community people. The community or residents within the city shall actively help the local government units in monitoring the implementation of nutrition initiatives by educating and mobilizing local citizens/service users on their rights & responsibilities; provide avenues to voice-out and influence decisions through dialogues and non-confrontational ways. Section 12. The Breastfeeding support groups and core teams organized. The created support groups like breastfeeding groups and core teams created through various program implementation of different agencies shall be maximized and mobilized in awareness programs related to nutrition.(Infant and child care feeding) ARTICLE 4 IMPLEMENTING MECHANISMS Section 13. Composition Of The City Nutrition Committee. The City Nutrition Committee shall continue to provide overall leadership in plan formulation and implementation ,monitoring , evaluation and coordination. It shall be composed of the following: 1. City Mayor, Chairperson 2. City Health Officer, Vice Chairperson 3. City Social Welfare and Development Officer 4. City Agricultural Officer 5. City Local Government Operations Officer from Department of the Interior and Local Government 6. City Budget Officer 7. City Schools Division Superintendent from Department of Education 8. City Employment and Services Officer and/or designate 9. City Planning and Development Coordinator 10. Representative from Department of Science and Technology 11. Representative from Department of Trade and Industry 12. CDRRMO (City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer) 13. General Services Officer 14. Duly Accredited THREE private sector representatives; _______, ______, _______approved EO from the Mayor 15. DOH Representative 16. TESDA Representative Section 14. Duties And Functions Of The City Nutrition Committee. 1. Assesses the city nutrition situation 2. Formulates the city nutrition action plan complementary to and integrated with other plans of the LGU and higher level plans 3. Coordinates, monitors and evaluates plan implementation and recommends and adopts appropriate actions 4. Mobilizes resources to ensure the plan is implemented 5. Holds at least quarterly meetings to monitor program performance 6. Extends technical assistance to barangay nutrition committees on nutrition program management and related concerns, including the conduct of periodic visits and meetings with the BNC 7. Monitors and evaluates the performance of Barangay Nutrition Committee Section 15. Mandatory Capability Building For Key Members Of The Local Committees For Nutrition. To ensure efficiency and effectiveness, key members of the Local Nutrition Committees from the city up to barangays shall undergo formal trainings related to nutrition like WHO-Child Growth Standards (CGS); Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF); Nutrition Program Management; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Pinoy Nutrition Hub (PNH); Civic Engagement through Citizen Voice and Action (CVA) and other skills development learning sessions. Section 16. Internal Rules For Local Nutrition Committees. The local committees for nutrition shall adopt their own internal rules of procedures and regulations to serve as guidelines for the members in the discharge of their official functions such as the organization’s structure, parliamentary procedure, order of meeting and quorums, discipline and such other rules the committee may adopt. Section 17. Monitoring and Evalutation of Nutrition Program Implementation The City Nutrition Committee shall monitor and evaluate in accordance with the guidelines provided for by the responsible provincial/ regional /or national agencies. Section 18. Recognition Of High Performing BLGUs On Nutrition Program. The City Nutrition Committee shall design an award system for high performing barangay local government units in delivering nutrition programs and shall create an award governing body to oversee the planning, preparation and awarding ceremonies. Section 19. Modeling of Effective Nutrition Interventions. The City Nutrition Committee shall replicate the identified cost-effective models on nutrition or recognized during awarding by coming up with good documentation and easy-to-follow operating procedures. ARTICLE 5 PENAL PROVISIONS Section 20. Penalties and Sanctions: A. Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance, except those stated in the preceding section, shall be penalized with the existing city ordinance; however, if cast and circumstances warrant the filing of legal action under national law, the latter shall be given preference. B. Any person, private entities and establishment/s violating the provision/s of this ordinance shall be sanctioned/imposed of administrative fines, as follows: For Private Establishments: For Government Institutions: 1st Offense ---------------------- counseling ---counseling 2nd Offense --------------------- P 2,500.00 ---suspension decided by the City Grievance Committee 3rd Offense --------------------- P 5,000.00 --- Administrative case ARTICLE 6 BUDGETARY APPROPRIATIONS Section 21. The City Government shall allocate funding to support the implementation of this ordinance. For each Barangay, there shall be a regular appropriation of funds to support the administrative and operational needs of the Barangay Nutrition Committee and it shall be incorporated in the Budget of the City Health. ARTCLE 7 FINAL PROVISIONS Section 22. Implementing Rules and Regulations. Within six (6) months after the approval of this ordinance, the City Chief Executive, shall endorse to the City Nutrition Committee, for formulation of the appropriate Rules and Regulations necessary for the efficient and effective implementation of all provisions of this ordinance. Such rules and regulations shall take effect after fifteen (15) days following the completion of their full publication in two (2) city newspapers that are of general circulation in the City of Oroquieta. Section 23. Separability Clause. If, for any reason or reasons, any part or provision of this ordinance shall be held to be unconstitutional or invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect. Section 24. Applicability Clause. All other matters relating to the impositions or regulations provided in this ordinance shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of existing laws and other ordinances. This ordinance shall apply to all the people within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Oroquieta, barangays, and to all persons, who may be subject to the provisions of this ordinance. Section 25 . Repealing Clause. All ordinances, resolutions, executive orders and other issuances which are inconsistent with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 26. Effectivity Clause. This ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days after completion of its publication in a newspaper of general circulation within its jurisdiction and posting in at least three (3) conspicuous places in the City of Oroquieta. APPROVED: July 9, 2015


CONCEPCION N. MAISLING ATTESTED: Secretary to the Sanggunian /mls VINCENT J. GUANTERO Sangguniang Panlungsod Member 1 Temporary Presiding Officer APPROVED: JASON P. ALMONTE City Mayor

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self-service and agent-assisted options. The company has also heavily invested to improve its Cloud infrastructure. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the compelling advantages of moving contact center infrastructure to the cloud as they seek competitive advantages in customer satisfaction and retention while still controlling overall costs. The cloud streamlines the process of providing modernized, up-to-date service to customers, personalizing service to meet their preferences and demands, in addition to providing the advantages of cost, reliability and flexibility. Aspect Cloud-based contact center deployment options allows business to leverage up-to-date solutions without bearing the burden of significant upfront capital or additional IT investments, implement comprehensive cloud-based interaction management and workforce optimization technologies including inbound, outbound and blended voice interactions.

Corporation in Sitio Iyao, Barangay Anticala here is expected to start operation in December, 2015 and completed early next year. BCWD General Manager Anselmo Sang Tian announced that there will be no water rate increase for the first three years of the Treated Bulk Water project. He said the BCWD water rate is at eighth place from the highest water rate in Caraga. Sang Tian made the announcement in a meeting with members of the Butuan Global Forum led by its president Atty. Josefe Sorrera-Ty, dean of the Father Saturnino Urios University College of Law at the BCWD Board Room last August 15. from page A4

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Philippines. Privately, he rebuked the United States, for “ trying to save a neighbor (Europe) while her own daughter (the Philippines) was being raped.” Quezon later had a change of heart. In 1943, convinced that the US was on the verge of retaking the Philippines, he broadcast from his sickbed: “I want to assure you that the People and government of the United States have never forgotten their obligations to you....I will return with General MacArthur. Our day of redemption is at hand.” Quezon did not live to see that day. He died on August 1, 1944 of tuberculosis in a convalescing cottage in Saranac Lake, New York. He was 66. Note: You may email us at totingbunye2000@gmail. com.

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the world have taken to find issue resolution to business questions by themselves, on the go, and whenever they want instead of relying on the constraints of call center business hours. Aspect’s Customer Experience Platform (CXP) 14.1 streamlines the process of designing, streamlining and deploying self-service customer contact applications across multiple communications channels, like voice, text (IM, SMS, USSD), mobile web, social networks like Twitter and smartphone applications. By storing Context Cookies in Aspect’s Continuity Server during the customer journey, customers can experience continuity when attempting to complete an interrupted transaction either at a later time, or on a different channel. Aspect Experience Continuity addresses this growing trend and allows consumers to do so in a connected environment. “Everything is changing, consumers have gone from dependent to self-reliant,” said Freeze. “We are undergoing a power shift from brand to consumer-- with new consumer expectations. Millennials want to do their customer service on their own time, wherever they are and in the most convenient way possible.” Aspect’s interaction management solutions make it easy to deliver a consistent customer experience on voice, mobile, web and social channels enabling mobile customers to traverse multiple channels of engagement when seeking an answer to their question, including

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regional office has yet to receive “new car plates” from the central office in Manila. He said that the LTO is relying on “car plates” issued by the central office because the “virtual plates” is not available in the LTO regional office here. Chan said that the LTO regional office is still waiting for the arrival of 4,003 new virtual plates, although the office has already issued 3,000 new virtual plates for letters ABC in Northern Mindanao. Of the 4,003 new virtual plates, 840 plates are on ABY plates and 163 pieces of ABB plates intended for Northern Mindanao. Except for the ABC plates, the LTO has yet to issue the remaining ABY and ABB plates. Last week, Hilarion Ulep, the LTO regional director, announced the LTO would continue to implement “No Plate, No Registration, No Travel” policy and car owners would face penalties for not attaching car plates. Ulep admitted that while the LTO is experiencing problems in registering new vehicles because of the absence of the new virtual plates, the office has to implement the “No Plates, No Travel Policy.” CD

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financial documents in aid of legislation. City Councilor Prexy Elipe, chair of the city’s committee on finance, ways, and means, said that the City Council sought the legal opinions of the two

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PNP PRO 10 NUMBER 1 INTELLIGENCE PERFORMERS. Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) under POLICE SUPERINTENDENT DELMANI SAJORNE SUDDING JR (left photo) consistently ranked No.1 for four (4) consecutive periods in the Regional Police Office 10 Intelligence Performance Evaluation. The Team MISOCC Provincial Police Intelligence Branch was adjudged No.1 in the 3rd Quarter and 4th Quarter of 2014, and in Year 2015 the MOCPPO-PIB again ranked No.1 in the 1st and 2nd Quarter respectively. With this performance, MOCPPO Provincial Director POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT ARCHIVAL DIOKNO MACALA (center photo) awarded the Plaque of Recognition to the Provincial Intelligence Branch for upholding the pride of Team MISOCC. With the notable achievements, it clearly demonstrate an exemplary efficiency to strive more for excellence, thus merits a distinct honor and esteem not only for Team MISOCC but for the whole Philippine National Police. MOCPPO also awarded Certificates of Appreciation to POLICE INSPECTOR RORYE VILLACORTA TABUCLIN (right photo) Deputy Chief and the men and women of the Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Office Provincial Intelligence Branch. Meanwhile, during the 114th Police Service Anniversary SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT ARCHIVAL DIOKNO MACALA received the Regional Director’s STREAMER as the provincial office was awarded a Special Unit Award for its notable accomplishment in the Campaign against Illegal Drugs in the whole Region 10. (Photo by MOCPPO Police Community Relations and PJTREMEDAL, Mindanao Daily News Bureau)

government bodies on the continued refusal of Moreno to provide documents as a guide in drafting of the proposed budget for 2016. Elipe recalled that the City Council passed resolution no. 12069-2015 requesting the City Accountant, the City Treasurer and the City Budget Officer, through the Office of City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, to furnish the City Council with the documents, requested by the different council members, in aid of legislation, Elipe said that, in response to the resolution, Moreno replied that what the City Council was asking “beyond the parameters of the local legislative power.” Elipe cited that the submission of the documents is for purposes of transparency and in preparation for the deliberation of the 2016 annual budget. Documents requested were Membership Dues to Organizations; Consultancy Services; Accounts Payable; Rent Expenses; Training and Traveling Expenses; Construction in Progress, among others. According to Elipe, the non-submission of the documents needed poses a very big problem especially for budgeting. “This council cannot approve anything without its basis, concrete justification how to utilize funds which are entrusted by the people in the form of taxes,” Elipe said.

He said that with the construction of provincial roads and bridges, the provincial government has spent over Php 144 million for the infrastructure projects of Misamis Oriental. Emano also boasts of the province increasing revenue collections since he became governor of Misamis Oriental in 2013. “From July 2013 to July 2014, the revenue collection of Misamis Oriental totaled Php 982.7 million,’ Emano said. He said that from July 2014 to July 2015, the revenue collection of the province was Php 1.1 billion, up by over Php 100 million. “I am happy that the province of Misamis Oriental is now regularly paying the salaries and wages of the workers in contrast to the previous administration that pays after a month or two delays,” Emano said. The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) of the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) selected Misamis Oriental as the Second Most Competitive Provinces in 2015 among the 81 provinces in the country. Transparency and sound fiscal management are the attributes that makes the administration of Governor Bambi Emano ideal and a business friendly provincial government, the awarding body said. Davao Del Sur bags the first prize award while Cebu came in third.



thanked the provincial people of elevating Misamis Oriental as the Second Most Competitive Provinces in 2015. Emano made the remarks during his 2nd Annual “Taho sa Katawhan” (Report for the People), a derivative of the State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Monday. He said that Emano described the accomplishment of the province of Misamis Oriental in a matter of two years after elected Governor in 2013 as “stupendous.”

we entered with the MILF during the peace well as the comprehensive framework on the Bangsamoro, took into consideration all the stakeholders whether you’re a Lumad, you’re a Christian, or Muslim. Everyone was involved.” Rodriguez clarified that the differences in both versions could be ironed out when the bill reaches the bicameral body. “That is the beauty of our democratic system. You have independent minds working on the

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same thing who will eventually compare notes, as they say, and reach a consensus.” The Cagayan de Oro City lawmaker highlighted the importance of passing the law as soon as possible. “But, as I’ve said, we are at a very important juncture. The consensus I mentioned should be reached very soon. We should pass this now as the Bangsamoro basic law is a very important legacy of Congress to ensure peace and development not only in Mindanao, but throughout the country.” Majority Leader and Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II told the press last week that the House plans to conclude the BBL plenary debates before the General Appropriations Bill is passed at the committee level. The Senate, meanwhile, is expected to commence with its plenary debates next week.


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every three years by the Cebu-based foundation were Anita “Nanay Anit” Castillon received the Ramon Aboitiz Award for Exemplary Individual, while Kadtabanga Foundation for Peace and Development Advocates Inc. (KFPDAI) received the Eduardo Aboitiz Award for Outstanding Institution. Out of the eight finalists, five in institutional and three in individual categories, were based in Mindanao. Castillon, a 62-year old retired teacher, was cited for establishing Marmylone Learning Center that caters to T’boli children in two mountainous barangays along the vicinity of Lake Cebu in South Cotabato. In her acceptance speech during the awarding rites held at the Cebu Convention on Friday evening, Castillon said she is dedicating the award to the T’boli tribal communities whom she has lived with since 1979. “This [award] inspires me more to continue serving the less fortunate children in the hinterlands,” the emotional Castillon said. The KFPDAI, on the other hand, has been instrumental in establishing and organizing peace and

development communities in the 36 municipalities in Maguindanao. It focuses on peace and development activities like emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitations, livelihood development, capacity-building, infrastructure, and delivery of basic social services. Established in 2000 right after the signing of the final peace agreement between the renegade Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and the national government, KFPDAI has transformed 57 former MNLF combatants into peace and development advocates or PDAs. KFPDAI’s executive director Hadja Giobay Diacolano, a former womancombatant herself, said that the award is for all those who worked and struggled to bring peace and development in Mindanao. Both winners each won a trophy and P484,000. When both were asked by reporters during a post press conference what they will do with the prize money, Castillon said she plans to buy a carabao to help their farming programs for the T’boli. Diacolano, on the other hand, said the organization already planned to use winning money for a microfinancing window for their PDCs. The Aboitiz foundation president Roberto Aboitiz said the award is in recognition of exemplary works of both individual and institutions in their efforts to bring about peace and development at the grassroots level. Other finalists for Outstanding Institutions included the Cagayan de Oro-based Balay Mindanaw, Cantaan Centennial Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Sibog Katawhan Alang sa Paglambo, and Western Samar Development Foundation, Inc. For Exemplary Individual award, other finalists included Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun of the First District of Agusan del Norte. Fortun was cited for his effort to provide people with their fundamental right – the right of identity. Also given recognition was Fr. Carmelo Diola, executive director of Dilaab Foundation.

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