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Hontiveros condemns NPA, says execution affront to human rights

AGAYAN DE ORO CITY— Road accidents, which kill more than 10,000 Filipinos or 10.5 persons per 100,000 population every year, is the leading cause of death of young people in the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report.

Senatorial aspirant Risa demned the abduction and Hontiveros on Monday con- killing of Loreto, Surigao del Norte Mayor Dario Otaza and his son by the New People’s Army (NPA), citing the incident as a “direct assault on human rights and the rule of law”. Hontiveros made the statement two days after the NPA owned up to the slaughter, with the group Hontiveros

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Flag at the Capitol on half-mast The Philippine flag at the provincial capitol is at half mast as an expression of bereavement on the death of Mayor Dario Otaza of Loreto, Agusan del Sur and his son, who were abducted and subsequently murdered by suspected elements of the New People’s Army. The incident occurred in the evening of October 19, this year. The father and son team were snatched in their residence in Butuan City. Their bullet riddled bodies were found in a coconut plantation the following morning. The Department of the Interior and Local Government issued a memorandum directing all local government units to fly at half mast the Philippine flag the whole week.

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Gov. Bambi Emano, presents a certificate of recognition to Jail Guard Evangeline Valledor who caught a female prisoner visitor attempting to smuggle into the jai; compound a substance suspected to be shabu. The Governor also promoted her to the next higher level of government employment. Also shown in photo is Provincial Administrator Atty. Maricar N. San Jose (rtight of the Governor), Board Member Mario Emano and Provincial Warden Dominador Tagarda (extreme left) (PIO/foto)

Emano supports Provincial Prosecutor’s Office call to hasten case reconstruction Misamis Oriental Gov. Bambi Emano supports the call of provincial prosecutors on their efforts to reconstitute cases whose object evidence have been destroyed by fire even as he

reiterated his strong stand against the proliferation of illegal drugs in towns and cities of the province, today, Monday. During the weekly flag raising ceremony at the

provincial capitol grounds, the event of which was sponsored by the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, it was revealed that some 151 cases could not be reconstituted

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Sulu’s civet coffee invades international market By Digna D. Banzon of PNA

The civet coffee of Sulu pro duced by Muslim women and former rebels in Sulu has captured the international market. Grown in the wild of Sulu, picked by the Alamid or the Philippine civet cat, the civet coffee beans are harvested and processed from the feces of the nocturnal animal known in English as the Asian Palm Civet. Princess Kumala Elardo, chairperson of People’s Al-

liance for Progress MultiPurpose Cooperative, said the civet coffee is the main product of their cooperative. The business has grown that they were able to help marginalized farmers and even encouraged members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Abu Sayyaf to surrender their guns and use the cash reward for the coffee project. The number of coop-

erative members has also grown to 2,200 or about 334 families directly involved mostly in the gathering of the beans in the mountains. “We buy the beans from them at P3,000 per kilo,” Elardo said. The wild coffee is found in the mountainous area of barangays Panamao, Patikol, Talipao, Pangliam Espino. According to Elardo, the project has improved the economic condition of these families from a status of no regular income be-

fore to an average income earners with P120,000 a year or P10,000 monthly. “Our place now also has improved because the people already earn a living,” she said, adding that the families became productive and could already send their children to school. The Sulu civet coffee labeled as Royal Coffee with brand name Kahawa Kubing comes in two packs with the 100 grams priced at P600 and the 270 grams at P1,500. Elardo said their product was discovered by their buyers through the Coffee Origins Festival, which is organized every year by Philippine Coffee Board. “We are regular exhibitor of the Coffee Origins and through this exposure our coffee gained interest from consumers both from here and those visitors coming from foreign

countries,” she said. Elardo disclosed that their initial production when they started in 2008 was only 30 kilos a year but increased to 300 kilos annually three years after. And our target this year is pegged at 600 kilos, she said. Elardo also disclosed they are receiving more orders that they are adding three more barangays for their production area namely Indacan, Kaligalan Kaluwak and Luuk. “We hope to also expand our market both local and foreign,” she said. Elardo said they have buyers of the civet coffee with distribution to France, Korea, Canada, Australia, the US and the Middle East. On the other hand, Elardo said their cooperative was a recipient of an assistance in the form of equipment and other facili-

ties from the government and private sector. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) provided them with equipment such as pulper, dryer, grinder, roaster and dehuller. The Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao provided them seed money of P500,000 which they use for their operation and initial capital. To date, the cooperative has a capitalization of P10 million. She said their cooperative also was given an award in 2013 by Go Negosyo with their Organic Wash Robusta product. Elardo vowed to continue improving their production so that more residents will be involved in the project noting that the solution to the peace and order problem in their area is economic. (PNA) CTB/LCM/DDB/LDP

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7-Eleven opens 1500th branch in CDO

Philippine Seven Corporation (Licensee of 7-Eleven in the Philippines) President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno said during the launching that their coming here in Cagayan de Oro City is a fruit of the idea that Mindanao has established competition. It is also a perfect market for 7-Eleven’s convenience and service offerings due to increasing per capita income and tourist arrivals. photo by irene dayo

Mindanaoans can already experience the modern convenience as 7-Eleven expands into Cagayan de Oro. The 7-Eleven at Luxe Hotel, along Limketkai Drive, is the store’s 1500th branch, opened last October 24, 2015. “7-Eleven is growing its network of stores all over the Philippines as we bring the brand of retail experience that is unique to 7-Eleven,” said Jose Victor Paterno, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC) President and CEO. PSC is the country li-

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Liceo College of Music Seniors Concert to raise funds for scholarships Mayor Moreno, Rep. Rodriguez guest performers Senior faculty members of the Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music are rendering a concert to raise funds for its Music Scholarship Program. Dubbed as, “Yesterday Once More”, the concert is scheduled on October 30, 2015 at Liceo’s Rodelsa Hall, Cagayan de Oro City. Featured artists include Ms. Mela V. Malferrari, Ms. Consuelo M. Escudero, Atty. Gloria A. Delgado and Mr. Benjamin S. Santos, all senior citizens and faculty members

of the LdCU College of Music. City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and CdO 2nd District Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez will also join as guest performers. “We are knocking on your good hearts to make some senior citizens of the Cagayan de Oro Federation of Senior Citizen Affair Incorporated (KAPISKA) happy. KAPISKA members are poor senior citizens of our city,” said Ms. Ginny Aspera, faculty member.

Should you be unable to watch the concert, we will take care of distributing your tickets to senior citizens who are unable to afford the tickets,” she added. Ti c ke t s are pr i c e d at Php300.00 each. For reservations please contact the Liceo de Cagayan University College of Music at (08822) 72- 2244 loc. 140 or Mobile +63- 925349- 7377. Tickets are also available at the Rodelsa Hall Lobby on the concert date/ (The Night Stalker)

Yesterday Once More - Mrs. Baby Escudero, Mrs. Mela Malferrari & Mrs. Glor Delgado

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censee of 7-Eleven stores in the Philippines. Paterno also added that Mindanao is the perfect market for 7-Eleven’s convenience and service offerings, especially Davao and CDO, with their increasing per capita income and tourist arrivals in the recent years. PSC started its expansion outside Luzon in 2012, particularly at Cebu, then in Bacolod on 2013 and Iloilo in 2014. “Five more 7-Eleven are set to open in CDO,” said Paterno. PSC is looking at oppor-

tunities in other Mindanao key locations like General Santos and Iligan. Kagay-anons can now enjoy 7-Eleven’s unique offerings such as their iconic Slurpee and other convenient alternatives like Gulp, their newest honestto-goodness coffee – City Blends, Fundae soft-serve ice cream, Big Bite Hotdog, siopao, and a lot more. Customers can also experience CliQQ, 7-Eleven’s load and bills payment kiosk. As part of the store opening, 7-Eleven also treated its patrons to a benefit rock

concert called “7-Eleven Hero Nation,” featuring Rico Blanco, Parokya ni Edgar, and Kamikazee to celebrate the milestone and give back to its every day heroes, none other than their customers, the loyal and new alike. In keeping with PSC’s tradition of giving back to the communities it serves, the concert’s proceeds will be donated to the MASICAP MSME Development Foundation, an entrepreneurial program based in Mindanao. MASICAP helps jumpstart small and medium scale See 7-eleven, page A11


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New borders in Europe? I grew up with German borders (East and West) during the so-called Cold War during the 1960s till the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. I know, what it means to wait hours and hours before military check points, before being able to meet family members again - even for a few hours only. Several leaders from the European Union and the Balkan states held a summit in Brussels over the refugee crisis yesterday (Sunday, October 25,2015). I am writing this piece Monday afternoon. The talks came after Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia threatened to close their borders. No wonder! The mini-summit yesterday,focused on the influx of asylum seekers to Europe, with some countries, such as Germany and Sweden, in favor of a relocation and distribution operation across the continent. Yesterday, in an interview published in German newspaper “Bild,” President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker urged the countries to stop passing migrants to neighboring states in “chaotic

I admire the group of concerned people belonging to several sectors in Cagayan ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ de Oro for their campaign Managing Editor Executive Editor for an honest elections. It is CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING indeed a sacrifice for some Associate Editor Contributing Editor people to come out for such drive. I hope other places in MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda the country will also fight to Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor dismantle the structure of GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit dishonest polls. Let us make Motoring Editor Photo Journalist it clean and honest to elect only the best candidates to felix santillan ROEL CATOTO serve us. The corrupt leadEDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Layout Artists ers should be thrown to PAT SAMONTE garbage boxes where they irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN rightly belonged. Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga Not so many people are JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG called to serve as president Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao of the country and for Mayor Regional Editors-Northmin Rodrigo Duterte of Davao City to reject such call is AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA gravely erroneous. He does Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant not have to sweat it out ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI to campaign for a post in NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE Malacanang as it is served CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 to him in a silver platter. CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY The people need him and Legal Counsel it was like a star that fell --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff from heaven. It is a great candy macabale - 09161326483 pride and honor for Duterte RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 to serve. Running away or GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 refusing to serve the people North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 is certainly an unfavorable MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 gesture and reaction on his Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 part. It was ironic other bobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 people fight it out, spend ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 millions, time and effort cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 for such position and still davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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conditions.” He added that EU states “must take care to uphold orderly procedures and conditions.The European Commission expects everyone to obey the rules of the game if we don’t want to put Schengen at risk,” Juncker said, referring to the EU’s border-free zone. What else could he have said? But isn’t Schengen - the “United” Europe already at risk, since more and more states think more on themselves? As thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Europe, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria warned on Saturday that they would not allow themselves to become a “buffer zone” and

would close their borders if northern EU member states stop accepting asylum seekers. “All three countries are ready if Germany and Austria and other countries close their borders […], we will be ready to also close our borders at that very same moment,” Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said following talks between the three Balkan leaders in Sofia. A divided opinion - that’s the main dilemma right now. Europe is struggling to find a solution to deal with the unprecedented numbers of refugees. Around 670,000 people - mainly from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan - have already arrived in Europe this year. According to EU figures, Slovenia - which has a population of just 2 million people - recorded the arrival of more than 47,500 asylum seekers last week. If Slovenia fails to receive some 140 million euros ($155 million) from Brussels to help cope with the crisis, Ljubljana has threatened to build its own barrier at the Slovenian-Croatian border.

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dive in defeat. Election season is the only time we can choose the right leaders. If we get wrong in our judgment to elect, it is our fault and we have to wallow in darkness for years. You may elect a vampire, a witch, a less educated person or whoever but never a thief or a corrupt candidate. We had so many corrupt public officials and it is high time that we stopped this stupidity. Let us all examine our conscience before getting into a booth to elect. I suggest we should be aware of the candidates who have records of corruption and other criminal features. I wish to reiterate my suggestion to give more

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emphasis on agricultural venture. We must increase our yield in rice, corn, vegetable, etc. to fight hunger in the countryside. With abundance in food, people will be happier as they move onward for progress. Many of our politicians do not mind if a lot of people getting hungry for as long as they have the funds for their family. We should open more public lands and distribute them to the poor farmers who will work with determination. I do not have so much problems with myself. I am a retiree and getting good monthly pension plus medical and dental benefits. My children are all professionals and having nice jobs. My main concern are the jobless people in our city who do not have good sources of funds. What if they get sick and need medical attention. Our government does not provide free health and hospital care and I heard some of my friends have gone to the world beyond without having been touched by a medical specialist. I wish free medical services and medicines be accorded to

Think a minute…Imagine there was a safe, legal drug that not only made you feel good, but was actually good for you. And best of all, it was free! A former drug addict named William Burroughs says: “Every feeling you get on drugs you can get without drugs.” People who get high on marijuana often say they can laugh at anything. But they’re wrong in thinking that the fun comes from the marijuana. It’s actually their own ability to laugh and have fun which they already had. So all the drug problems of harming our bodies and brains, hurting our families and relationships, ruining our jobs and careers, just are not worth it. The fact is we were born with powerful chemicals already in our bodies that can give us these great feelings and highs. But how do we activate and enjoy these amazing great feelings? Simply by choosing to. Did you know that fun and happiness is actually a choice? When we choose to be happy, to laugh, to have a positive attitude, and to love others, then our whole body chemistry changes. We get new energy, confidence, and a totally new perspective on our situation and life. We just feel better in every way. Victor Frankl’s true story tells about the horrible pain and torture the Jews experienced every day in a Nazi prison camp. They were treated even worse than animals! Yet Victor Frankl and some of his fellow Jews chose to have fun and enjoy every day. They simply chose to create their own life of happiness by seeing the good in each other and the world, even with all the evil, painful things being done to them. A successful man says that you can make any kind of job you do fun. He says:

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“If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding.” -Proverbs 15:32 Discipline can be a hard thing to take, especially as an adult when we are so used to getting everything our way.

But isn’t it true that when you fight discipline it only makes things worse? Those who fight it end up feeling the pain much harsher. Public figures who deny scandals and later turn out to be true are disciplined much harsher. Don’t fight it and grow.


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AGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Road accidents, which kill more than 10,000 Filipinos or 10.5 persons per 100,000 population every year, is the leading cause of death of young people in the world, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report. Road traffic mishaps “are the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29 years,” said WHO Director-General Margaret Chan in the Foreword to the 88-page Global Status Report on Road Safety 2015 released Monday. WHO data showed that globally, road accidents killed 325,000 young people in 2012. Rounding up the Global Top 10 Leading Cause of Deaths of Young People 15 to 29 Years Old, the WHO 2012 data showed the suicide was second at 250,000 deaths; followed by HIV/ AIDS, 240,000; homicide, 225,000; maternal conditions, 150,000; lower respiratory infections, 100,000;

diarrhoeal diseases, 95,000; drowning, 90,000; ischaemic heart disease; 85,000; and meningitis, 80,000. Aside from this, “road traffic injuries are currently

estimated to be the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally, and are predicted to become the seventh leading cause of death by 2030.” In the Philippines, road accidents killed 10,379 Fili-

pinos in 2013, based on data supplied the WHO by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Traffic Accident and Analysis System (TARAS). Majority or 77% of the fatalities were males

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Republic of the Philippines ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Pacific Center Building San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROJECTS FOR 2015, NAMELY: 1) CONSTRUCTION OF 69kV SUBTRANSMISSION LINE FROM CURVADA, KAPATAGAN TO LANECO MAIN OFFICE, AND 2) DOUBLE CIRCUITING OF BACKBONE LINE FROM KAUSWAGAN SUBSTATION TO LARAPAN BRIDGE, LINAMON, WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY LANAO DEL NORTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LANECO), Applicant. x-------------------------------------x

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Statement of Facts 5. On May 2, 2011, the Honorable Commission rendered its decision on LANECO’s application for approval of its Capital Projects for Years 2009-2013 under ERC Case No. 2010-015 RC, approving the proposed projects with modification; 6. Among the approved projects is the Construction of 18kilometer 69kV Subtransmission Line from Curvada, Kapatagan to the cooperative’s main office in Tubod, Lanao del Norte, which includes seventy (70) footer concrete poles and overhead electrical lines, intended to address present and future load requirements as well as to energize the 10 MVA Sagadan Substation; 7. As approved, the 18- kilometer 69kV Subtransmission Line Project has a horizontal structural design of construction, with a project cost of PhP36,000,000.00; 8. However, due to internal problems encountered by LANECO, the implementation said project has been set aside;

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9. Due to passage of time, or more than six (6) years from the time the approved project was designed, the implementation thereof has been rendered impractical, less feasible and disadvantageous RC to LANECO as well as its consumers; 10. Recently, due to urgent necessity to implement the construction of the 18-km 69kV subtransmission line, the cooperative sought permission from the Honorable Commission to revise the conceptual engineering design as well as transfer the location of the said project. The revised project will necessitate an increase in the project cost. Copy of LANECO’s letter to the Honorable Commission dated October 1, 2014, is attached hereto and made integral part here of as Annex “A”;

11. However, due to the substantial revision in the conceptual Applicant, LANAO DEL NORTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, engineering design and significant increase in cost of the project, INC. (LANECO for brevity), through counsel, unto this Honorable the Honorable Commission instead required LANECO to file a Commission, respectfully alleges, that: new application for approval of the revised project. Copy of the Commission’s reply dated October 20, 2014, is attached hereto and made integral part hereof as Annex “B”; The Applicant 12. Hence, the necessity to file the instant application in 1. Applicant is a non-stock, non-profit electric cooperative order to revise the structural design of the project and relocate duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the installation of the poles to the opposite side of the road. As the Republic of the Philippines, with principal office at Sagadan, of finalization of the instant application, the updated proposed cost of the projects is PhP88,864,173.22, based on the National Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte; Electrification Administration (NEA) latest price index; 2. It holds an exclusive franchise from the National Electrification Commission, to operate an electric light and power distribution 13. On the other hand, the GNPower Ltd. Co., a power service in all the municipalities of the province of Lanao del Norte, generation company, will locate its 4-150MW Coal-Fired Power namely: Tagoloan, Linamon, Kauswagan, Matungao, Poona Plant in Barangay Libertad, Kauswagan, Lanao Del Norte, or Piagapo, Bacolod, Mango, Munai, Kolambugan, Magsaysay, Tubod, within LANECO’s franchise area; Tangcal, Baroy, Salvador, Nunungan, Lala, Sapad, Kapatagan 14. Construction of the plant has commenced in January 2015 and Sultan Naga Dimaporo. and during its construction stage, it will require 4MW capacity from LANECO, to be sourced from its 10MVA Kauswagan Substation; Legal Basis for the Application 15. The Kauswagan Substation has a present loading of 4.56MW, 3. The instant application is being submitted to the Honorable and Linamon Feeder that will be serving GNPower has a present Commission for its evaluation and approval of LANECO’s loading of 0.9MW; proposed capital expenditure projects for 2015 pursuant to ERC Resolution No.26, Series of 2009 and other pertinent laws, rules 16. The 3-kilometer old distribution line could not withstand the incoming load and needs rehabilitation by being converted into and regulations. double-circuits construction wherein revisions on pole height, spanning/distances and construction assemblies must be done. Hence, the instant application for the double circuiting of backbone The Proposed Projects line from Kauswagan Substation to Larapan Bridge, Linamon. 4. The proposed capital expenditure projects consist of the following: Financial and Economic Evaluation 17. Project Financing. The total project cost of Ninety Five Million Four Hundred Twenty Six Thousand Two Hundred Thirty Three Pesos 53/100 (PhP95,426,233.53 ) will be funded through an approved loan availment from the National Electrification Administration (NEA) and the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) at an average interest rate of 6.125% for a term of fifteen (15) years. 18. Cash Flow. LANECO’s CAPEX plan cash flow cost, shown below, has determined the viability to pursue and implement the proposed projects without necessarily causing a significant increase in its electricity rates, to wit: See code, page A7


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19. Rate Impact. The instant projects were envisioned to have the least rate impact focusing on a capital expenditure plan that will bring the most value to LANECO’s customers at the most reasonable and justifiable electricity rates or at the least cost of service. Shown below is the rate impact of the CAPEX Projects on its RFSC, to wit:

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ERC Resolution 26, Series of 2009 as well as pre-filing requirements under the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, LANECO is submitting herewith the following documents which are being made integral parts hereof as follows, to wit:

PRAYER  WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is respectfully prayed of this Honorable Commission that upon initial review of the instant application, a provisional authority be granted for LANECO to implement the proposed projects, and after trial on the merits the application for approval of the proposed projects be permanently granted. Other reliefs, just and equitable under the premises are likewise prayed for. Pasig City, Metro Manila, October 8, 2015.

Allegations in Support of the Prayer for Provisional Authority 20. Applicant re-pleads the foregoing allegations as may be material Republic of the Philippines) herein; Tubod, Lanao del Norte ) Ss. 21. The proposed construction of 69kV Line is intended to address present and future load requirements, as well as to energize the new VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF NON FORUM-SHOPPING 10 MVA Sagadan Substation which was among the approved projects SHERWIN C. MANADA, of legal age, Filipino and with office address under ERC Case No. 2010-015 RC; at the main office of the Lanao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. 22. Due to the influx of potential investors, it is imperative that the (LANECO), Sagadan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, after being sworn to above proposed project be implemented as soon as possible to help according to law, depose and state that: lessen the critical load level of LANECO’s 2-5MVA Kapatagan Substation. 1. I am the Project Supervisor/Acting General Manager of the The 5MVA Power Transformer-Takaoka Brand has a current percentage Lanao del Norte Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LANECO), duly authorized loading of 89.55 % while the 5MVA Power Transformer - Brush Brand to represent the cooperative in filing the instant application, the corresponding Board Resolution is attached hereto; as a current percentage loading of 92.40 %; 2. I caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing Application; 23. The Kapatagan Substation will be relieved by transferring loads/ have read the allegations contained therein, and certify that the same are distribution lines to the 10MVA Sagadan Substation which is currently true and correct based on my personal knowledge as well as authentic undergoing civil works construction at the main office headquarters of records; 3. LANECO has not heretofore commenced any other action or LANECO; proceedings involving the same issues and parties before any court, 24. Further, new big load customers are rising soon in the municipalities tribunal or quasi-judicial agency; to the best of my knowledge no such of Kapatagan, Lala and Tubod, consisting of the Lanao del Norte action or proceeding is pending, and if I should learn that the same or Provincial Hospital and Jollibee -Maranding Branch, with a total 1 MW similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending, I undertake to report such fact to this Honorable Commission, within five (5) days load requirement; therefrom. 25. On the other hand, the coal-fired power plant of the GNPower Further, affiant sayeth naught. Ltd. Co., which will be located in Brgy. Libertad, Kauswagan, will require 4 MW capacity from LANECO during its construction stage, which has commenced in January 2015; 26. Considering the foregoing, it is respectfully prayed that upon filing and initial review hereof, the cooperative be granted provisional authority to implement the projects in order that LANECO could deliver a reliable and efficient electric service to its consumers. Submission of Documentary and Pre-filinq Requirements 27. Finally, in compliance with the documentary requirements under

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FPIC a must on projects in ancestral domain-NCIP DAVAO DEL NORTE - Any development to be undertaken in the ancestral domain, may it be initiated by the government or private sector, must secure free and prior informed consent (FPIC). Eric Marteja, community affairs officer of the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) – Compostela Valley, emphasized on Thursday (October 22) during the Pakigasayod sa Kinaiyahan segment of the Serbisyo para sa Masa program of the Sonshine Radio that the consensus of all indigenous cultural communities (ICC) / indigenous people (IP) in an area through an FPIC must be secured first by the developers before the project will be implemented. Marteja said that the FPIC is stated in the IP’s Rights Act (IPRA) of 1997 and NCIP Administrative Order 3, series of 2012. He stressed that only the

ICCs and IPs have the right purposes of the IPs and Marteja declared that the development programs and mentation violates any law, to determine and decide on others identified by the IPs NCIP can stop and suspend projects if after due investi- rules and regulations of the the developments that will in the ADSDPP.” the implementation of any gation and proof the imple- IPs. (PIA11, Michael Uy) happen on the ancestral domain. “These activities and projects that are covered for FPIC are those that are extractive, intrusive and large scale; non-extractive and small scale activities; and other processes that may affect the lives, beliefs, institutions, spiritual well being and the lands of the IPs,” he said. Marteja also underscored that the priority development of the IPs are stipulated in the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development and Protection Plan (ADSDPP). “We also have areas that are excluded from any activities, which are included also in the ADSDPP. These are sacred grounds and burial sites, identified international and local cultural A boy scout walks away from his colleagues after finishing an obstacle course during the National Scout Jamheritage sites, critical areas boree on Sunday (25 October 2015) at Energy Park in Apokon, Tagum City. mindanews photo by gregorio bueno or reserved areas for special

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DILG mourns loss of Loreto Mayor Otaza BUTUAN CITY -- The Regional Peace and Order Committee (RPOC) chaired by Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., convened a Crisis Management Meeting presided by Department of the Interior and Local Government—Caraga Region (DILG XIII) Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion in the morning of October 20, 2015, with PNP City Director PSSUPT Francisco D. Dungo Jr., 401st Infantry Brigade Commanding Officer Col. Alexander Macario, Butuan City Vice Mayor Angelo Victor S. Calo, Butuan City Councilor Jaime M. Cembrano and Diocese of Butuan Indigenous People Apostolate Direc-

tor Rev. Fr. Carlito L. Clase, pertaining to the kidnapping and killing of Loreto, Agusan del Sur Mayor Dario E. Otaza and his son. The meeting discussed the incident of the night of October 19 to October 20 and its repercussions on security, threat assessment, and the ensuing investigations, among others. Parallel to the actions done at the local level, DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento sent his envoy in the person of DILG Undersecretary for Local Government Austere A. Panadero who conducted a meeting with PNP Regional Office–13 Regional Director PCSupt Vert T. Chavez, 4ID

Chief MGen Oscar Lactao, and DILG XIII officials in the afternoon of October 20. He also personally extended SILG Sarmiento's condolences to the bereaved family of Mayor Otaza. Statements for justice and peace resounded throughout both meetings. Known in his tribal leadership title as Datu Malampuson, Mayor Otaza was a champion advocate for peace and a staunch defender of the rights of the indigenous peoples and the general welfare of his constituents in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, where he served as Mayor since 2013. This was his first term as mayor. He recently filed for

reelection last week for the 2016 mayoral race. He was known for his efforts to quell the presence and influences of the leftist New Peoples Army (NPA) in Loreto, and bring others back to the fold of the government. He was an active supporter of programs of the national government for peace such as the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) where 154 NPA rebels surrendered during the Peace Caravan in Loreto last May 28-29, 2015; and the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program through which the municipality of Loreto was project recipient of the Concreting

of National Road Junction Loreto-Binucayan-Sta. CruzKatipunan-Monte Road and the Construction of Bailey Bridge. The DILG sees this as a tremendous loss, and expressed its profound sympathy for the bereaved family. “Our fervent prayers go to the family and loved ones of Mayor Dario Otaza. We mourn with them, together with his constituents in Loreto, as we all suffer the loss of a great and noble man,” says Famacion. The DILG as one family called for justice, vigilance and peace. “We call for justice. We condemn these heinous crime

and we will push for expeditious investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice,” says Famacion. “We call for vigilance. We ask that the Caraganons to be ever mindful always of their safety, to be alert and vigilant, especially in these critical moments as elections draw nearer. We call for peace. We ask that we all work through our differences, share humility, and actively seek and sow peace in all our dealings,” adds Famacion. Such is the appeal of the Department during this moment of loss, explained Director Famacion. (Don Manuelo O. Patrimonio, DILG-Caraga/ PIA-Caraga)

DAR, LGU Inaugurate 5 BUB Projects The Department of Agrarian Reform and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Calamba, Misamis Occidental recently turned over 5 infrastructure projects under Bottoms-Up-Budgeting (BUB) benefitting 7 barangays in the municipality. The completed BUB projects which cost more than Php 5M ,consist of 4 farm-to-market road concreting projects providing easy access to some 2000 agrarian reform beneficiaries and 1 Day Care Center Improvement Project. The turnover ceremony was attended by DAR-10 Officials,

Provincial and Municipal LGU Officials and officials of the barangays served by the projects. Misamis Occidental Vice-Governor Aurora Virginia Almonte lauded the efforts of DAR and Calamba LGU under Mayor Ezel Villanueva for successfully implementing the projects. Mayor Villanueva also expressed her gratitude to the DAR for funding the projects under the BottomsUp-Budgeting.“ I hope these projects will spill over more developments in the area,” she said. During the turnover

ceremony, DAR Assistant Regional Director Teresita Depeñoso briefly explained the Agrarian Reform Community (ARC) development program strategies.“These BUB road concreting projects are part of the support ser vices program implemented in the ARCs” Depeńoso said. Depeñoso also underscored the importance of sustaining the Seal of Good Housekeeping/Seal of Good Local Governance by the local government because it is now a requirement for approval of most government projects like BUB. (Arnold V. Quicoy)

(L to R) PARPO II Alibasa G. Andig, ARDO Teresita Depeñoso, Mis. Occ. Vice-Governor Aurora Virginia M. Almonte, Calamba Mayor Ezel T. Villanueva, Bgy Chairman Roman Caspe, Provincial Board Member Dodge Cabahug during the turnover and inauguration of BUB road concreting projects in Calamba, Misamis Occidental. supplied photo

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claiming that the mayor and his son were “punished for counter-revolutionary activities”. On the morning of October 20, Mayor Otaza and his 20-year old son’s remains were found in a barangay in Butuan City. “Ito ay isang karumaldumal na krimen. Regardless whether the accusations lodged against the mayor were true or not, the NPA has no constitution to mete out a punishment outside of our judicial system, much more, engage in wanton acts of violence against people it perceived as ‘counter-revolutionary’ and/or ‘enemies of the people,” Hontiveros said. “This is an act of impunity. Who gave the NPA the role to be judge and executioner? Surely not the majority of the Filipino people. Whether this crime was done by Palparan, the NPA or other private armed groups, violence, particularly election-related violence, has no place in our democracy,” Hontiveros said. Otaza was reportedly a former member of the Communist Party of the Philippines [CPP], having been recruited as a leader of a Manobo indigenous people’s group. He won as local chief executive of Loreto with majority votes in 2013, and since then became a partner of the national government in Serbisyo Caravan, a program that seeks to localize national programs to broader constituencies. Otaza also facilitated the surrender of 154 NPA rebels, assisting the said rebels in re-integration to the mainstream. Hontiveros added that the NPA violated international human rights laws by killing the Mayor’s son. According to reports, the Mayor’s son was mentallychallenged. “Under the International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict, civilians must be isolated from any form of harm. How can the NPA, which fashions itself as a revolutionary organization, possibly explain the killing of a civilian, more so, include the mayor’s son with special needs in the violence?” Hontiveros said. Hontiveros urged the Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to swiftly act on this matter. “I call on all relevant government agencies to investigate this matter. The NPA must answer for their human rights abuses. And I strongly believe correcting human rights abuses should be universally applied,” Hontiveros said. Challenge to 2016 candidates Hontiveros also challenged all candidates in the 2016 polls to make public

their position against the NPA and its criminal activities. “I urge all candidates contesting public positions in the 2016 elections from the highest down to the lowest to clearly manifest their position against the NPA’s killings and other illegal activities such extortion through the socalled permit-to-campaign and permit-to-win, and the use of violence. There is no gray area here. Silence is consent,” Hontiveros said.

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and feared lost unless new cases are filed. When the fire hit the Hall of Justice sometime in January 2015, the said office had some 1,757 on its file. “However, after the fire, we could no longer reconstruct or reconstitute some cases mostly especially those where the accused are not detention prisoners,” a statement from the said office reads. It now has 1,345 cases on file. The reglamentary period allows the reconstitution of cases for only six (6) months from the last publication in the “Official Gazette”. That six-month period ends this February 2016. The prosecutor’s office further office further said that it endeavoured to reconstitute cases where accused are detention prisoners from different police stations and private complainants. “It is unfortunate that there are cases which were dismissed by the courts because the object evidence were already destroyed by fire. Most unfortunate are tjose casesd pending preliminary investigation,” the statement further said. Gov. Emano called on everyone, particularly those who filed cases, to lend a hand by furnishing the prosecutor’s office any pertinent documents to the cases destroyed by fire. “I wish those released with drug cases will be re-arrested and thrown back to jail,” Gov. Emano declared. He is saddened by the proliferation of cases, especially those committed by suspected drug users in our society today. “We see it on TV and hear it on the radio. The effects of these illegal drugs especially on crimes against women and children are beyond words to describe,” Governor Emano added. In a dramatic moment during the weekly flag raising ceremony, Gov. Emano called to the stage, Jail Guard Evageline Valledor and promoted her on the spot to the next higher rank in the government service strata. Jail Guard Valledor caught a woman visitor to the jail in the position of illegal drug, suspected to be shabu. (PIO/ MisOr)

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enterprises by assisting them with feasibility studies to access support from various funding institutions. It was a program revived by PSC’s late chairman, Vicente T.

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Paterno. To date, the foundation has helped a total of 6,000 entrepreneurs. Through the Hero Nation concert, 7-Eleven celebrated with its customers in a fun and meaningful way. The event’s slogan, “Serving our customers, our heroes” perfectly captures PSC’s belief that its customers, with their continued patronage of 7-Eleven products and services, have helped sustain the leading convenience store retailer to its nationwide growth.

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Neighboring Hungary has already sealad off its southern borders. And, there are terrible fears ahead of winter. With winter temperatures already beginning to drop, human rights organization, Amnesty International, has warned that Europe could be faced with a humanitarian crisis if EU and Balkan leaders fail to quickly find a solution. Yes, every day counts. It breaks my heart. It’s sad too say: we will soon witness families dying wretchedly in chilly rivers in the Balkans. +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visitwww.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com or www. klausdoringsclassicalmusic. blogspot.com.

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them. World peace is extremely disturbed by war in some countries. Israel and Palestine are engaged in a painful knifeto-knife combat; Rebels in Syria are fighting the regime of Pres.Bashir Assad; some African states are in combat with one another; In the Philippines, thousands have died in the war between the rebels and our soldiers and yet the government rarely discuss the subject with other officials on how to stop the unnecessary killings. It has been 46 years since the first volley of gunfire between the NPA rebels and the government forces and still nothing in sight for any settlement. We must give peace a chance., The department of education should be watchful on some colleges and universities that are good in increasing tuition and other costs. Education is getting prohibitive and we are driving the poor but intelligent students away. We should avoid those days when our country had so much of illiterate citizens because they could not afford to attend higher education. Gone are those days when just to read and write are enough for all of us to exist. Now we need college degrees to compete in the international job hunting or we end up in poverty. When Bongbong Marcos was a little boy, I predicted someday he will lead the country. Now he is running for the vice presidency and the next move is the residency

at Malacanang. He has sure backers like the solid north, the solid Leytenos, the Marcos loyalists, etc. It might be true his father had committed serious blunders during his time but those things are now in the pages of history and buried in oblivion. Besides, children do not inherit the erratic posture of their parents. And if you noticed whatever the Marcoses want, the Marcoses get. Soon they will be in power. To reduce the incidence of criminality in our country, we must restore the maximum penalty of death for murder, rape, etc. and kidnapping too. We should also revise our penal code to include corruption as capital offense and those convicted should not be executed by sitting on the electric chair. They should die slowly but surely, the painful way to frighten would-be offenders. This is cruel but we have to let them feel the pain suffered by their victims. Our government should study why Filipinos are leaving for other countries. Then make some changes rather than indulge excessively in dirty politics. Let us use our brains. We have good colleges and universities but we have so many short-minded politicians. Thousands of of our college graduates cannot be employed because there are no jobs available for them. What we need are investors from other countries to put up factories for our unemployed people. We profit from revenues and solve unemployment too. Good luck everyone. Today is Sunday. Whatever is your religion, be a good follower. I have been saying your God is my God because there is only one God. Remember October is the month of the Rosary. I just prayed the rosary. The shortest way to heaven and eternal life is be good while alive.

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“If it’s not fun, then you’re not doing it right.” Real fun and happiness only comes when you choose to change your mind and attitude. And Jesus Christ, Who gave you the ability to be happy, can help you start changing today. Just ask Him to take full charge of your thinking and way of living every day. Jesus is the One Who can help you bring out all the fun and happiness He put inside you—no matter what problems or pain you’re facing. That’s the way you can live every day with a natural high. Just Think a Minute…

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paigners for Road Courtesy and Discipline. Most involved motorcyclists. Globally, 1.25 million people die every year due to road accidents, the WHO said in its 88-page report. “Vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – make up half of these fatalities,” it said. Chan lamented that road

accidents “cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. [But] despite this massive— and largely preventable— human and economic toll, action to combat this global challenge has been insufficient.” While Chan acknowledged that there are improvements on road safety, still 90% of road accidents occur in low and middle-income countries, prompting her to say that “road traffic fatalities take an unacceptable toll— particularly on poor people in poor countries.” Countries that have succeeded in reducing the number of road traffic deaths “have achieved this by improving legislation, enforcement, and making roads and vehicles safer,” the report said. Michael Bloomberg, for-

mer mayor of New York and whose Bloomberg Philanthropies funded the WHO report, said in a statement that “we have the opportunity to do much more especially when it comes to enforcing laws.” “Thanks to stronger laws and smarter infrastructure, nearly half a billion people in the world are better protected from road crashes than were just a few years ago…Every life lost in a road crash is an avoidable tragedy, and this report can prevent more of them by helping policymakers focus their efforts where they’ll make the biggest difference,” Bloomberg said. “We’re moving in the right direction. The report shows that road safety strategies are saving lives. But it also tells us that the pace of change is too slow,” Chan said.


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