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Ma of conjoined twins seeks help for babies’ operation By Ferdinandh Cabrera of MindaNews

Davao Light customer services open on Sept. 25

DATU Hofer, Maguindanao––A mother who gave birth last week to conjoined twins has asked for help for an operation that would separate her babies. See FULL STORY, page A5

3 killed, 7 hurt, mostly toddlers, in road mishaps CAMP Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City--Three persons died while seven others, mostly children, sustained injuries in a road accident in Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental early dawn Tuesday, the police reported here. Supt. Gervacio Balmaceda, spokesperson of the

police regional command, identified the fatalities as Diamel Maruhom, 25, the registered owner and driver of the car, Walfie Maruhom, 10, and Analyn Maruhom, 14. Injured were Noralyn Maruhom, 65, Jamila 1 y.o, See mishaps, page A11

XU meets public school students, parents for Senior HS orientation

THE Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan introduced its Senior High School program to Grade 10 students and parents of

Cagayan de Oro National Gymnasium. The orientation aimed High School (CDONHS) during an orientation or- to clarify the program ganized by their school on structure of Senior September 22 at the XU See students, page A11

Davao Light and Power Company’s frontline services will be available for the public on September 25, Friday, declared as a regular non-working holiday in celebration of the Eidul Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, one of the major religious feasts in Islam. Payment and customer services in the full service centers in SM Lanang Premier and in SM City Davao in Ecoland will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 See services, page A5

Tensions gripped DepEd-Marawi City By RIC CLET and MARIZ REVALES

MARAWI City—Tensions gripped the city school division of Marawi as hundreds of supporters from both camps gathered at the Dansalan National High School (DNHS) compound during the installation of the acting principal of the said high school. The group of assistant From left, Supt. Al Abner Santos, PNP-Marawi City director; Hadja Mona Macatanong, Marawi See tensions, page A11

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Collaboration in APEC pushes for MSMEs’ better access to finance By Kris M. Crismundo

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is gearing toward better access to finance for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to help them participate in global economic activities. During the APEC SME Finance Forum at the Iloilo Convention Center on Tuesday, APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Chair Doris Magsaysay-Ho said public and private sectors in the Asia Pacific push for further collaboration to improve financial services in the region. For instance, the APEC SME Working Group has worked with ABAC for the APEC SME Finance Forum on the margins of APEC SME Ministerial Meeting. The APEC SME Finance

Forum seeks to discuss and obtain wider support for concrete initiatives to address key issues of providing efficient and sustainable financial services to MSMEs. Ho also said the Boracay Action Agenda to globalize MSMEs widens the opportunity for close collaboration of APEC and ABAC to improve MSMEs’ access to financial mechanisms. Likewise, the ABAC has recommended the Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIDN) in the APEC Finance Minis-

ters Meeting recently held in Cebu which aims to support the establishment of legal frameworks for Credit Information Systems, secured transactions and the use of movable assets as collateral. “The region is home to more than a billion people who do not have access to a bank account or formal financial services. There has to be a clear understanding of the perspectives across disadvantaged communities in order to more effectively promote financial inclusion,” Ho said. “These are people who, if given the right opportunities and access to resources, may just become the next successful global entrepreneur,” the ABAC chair added. (PNA)

ADB lowers 2015 growth projection for PHL MANILA -- Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) cut its 2015 growth forecast for the Philippines to six percent from 6.4 percent due to slow public spending in the first quarter of the year. However, the 6.3 percent projection for 2016, based on the initial Asian Development Outlook issued last March, was maintained on back of the recovery of government spending starting in the second quarter. In a briefing Tuesday, Richard Bolt, ADB PhilipNOTICE

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pine Country Office Director, said rebound in government spending along with greater focus on education and infrastructure spending will support long term growth. He said government spending has improved in the second quarter of the year and they have seen indications of election-related spending as a reason for this expansion. He noted that electionrelated spending in general, not just by the government, is expected to boost domestic demand, thus, fueling growth in 2016. The lender cited that government consumption grew by 3.9 percent from April to June 2015 while public construction rose by 20.4 percent during the same period. Growth, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), expanded by 5.6 percent in the second quarter this year after a slowdown to 5 percent in the previous quarter. In the first half of the year, the domestic economy grew by 5.3 percent, the slowest since 2011. However, Bolt believes that government moves to hasten the implementation of infrastructure program as well as policies put in

place to support this bid is a sure way to further improve domestic growth. “Recently enacted reforms to improve competitiveness and to attract investment will play a key role in future growth, as will continued reforms and investments in infrastructure and other public goods,” he said. Relatively, the ADB official said the low inflation environment, due in part to the decline in global oil prices, remains an advantage for the economy since hike in commodity prices remain in check. As of last August, rate of price increases in the country averaged at 1.7 percent, way below the government’s two to four percent target for this year until 2018. Last August alone, inflation further fell to 0.6 percent from month-ago’s 0.8 percent. Domestic inflation has been below-target since last May when it dropped to decades low of 1.6 percent from the previous month’s 2.2 percent due partly to lower oil prices. Also, Bolt cited the need to strengthen the government’s build, operation and transfer (BOT) law to further encourage businessmen to join the public-private partnership (PPP) initiative. He said challenges have surface on the PPP program, thus, the necessity to address these for more efficient implementation of the projects, which in the long run, would be the solid growth driver of the economy. Meanwhile, ADB Philippine Country Office economist Sona Shrestha, during the same briefing, said the Philippines is seen to remain resilient on back of the See growth, page A11

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The art of all ages THE case of former Mayor “Dongkoy” Emano, who voluntarily submitted to a critical medical examination few days ago, was not something that would surprise any Tom, Dick, and Harry. Emano even stayed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to make sure he would be medically attended to. That is the advantage of having a medical doctor in the family. One of the daughters of Emano is a doctor while the other is a lawyer. With a doctor in the family, one could get rid of exorbitant professional fees and be admitted easily and be given personalize medical attention in hospitals. It is of note that, except for well-meaning physicians, some unscrupulous medical practitioners would charge as “high as the sky” on professional fees. Well, Emano has also a successful brother in the medical profession who is reportedly one of the stockholders of a private hospital in the city. It goes without saying that the confinement of former City Mayor Dongkoy Emano in a hospital here few days ago was no big deal

at all. In other words, it is the right of Emano as much as any other individual to seek medical attention. When a person reaches the age as a “senior citizen,” seeking regular medical checks up is one of the most important thing that one has to be concerned about. Nonetheless, whether a person reaches the age of seniority, maintaining one’s personal health and wellbeing should be a must. Thus, keeping fit and healthy is the art of all ages. After all, nothing is more gratifying than being fit and healthy. Thus, it is necessary that, if given a chance, one has to see his or her doctor regularly. If given a chance one has to keep simple daily exercises and limbering to stretch idol muscles and joints. This regimen is a must for all people over age 55. An annual medical checkup or “executive checks up” is also necessary. An “executive checks up” covers all important aspects of personal health. Complete Blood Count (CBC) analysis, cholesterol and sugar analysis, uric acid, urine analysis, and electrocardiogram (ECG) test. An ECG is a medical

test that detects the heart abnormalities by measuring the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts. Unlike in the past, these medical wonders are now within reach as medical technology advances. With the availability of “test centers,” every ordinary person could now also avail “executive checks up” at a lesser cost. For instance, the CBC is very important because it measures several components and features of one’s blood, including, red and white blood cells, hemoglobin, hematocrit, and platelets. Any abnormality shown in the increases or decreases in the cell counts, as revealed in the CBC, might indicate an underlying medical condition that calls for further evaluation. What about the Cholesterol? Do not be deceived because a normal Cholesterol count is not, actually, normal at all. The Cholesterol is divided into the bad and good cholesterol. This is called the LDL cholesterol (bad) and the HDL cholesterol (good). People with high triglycerides often have a

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high total cholesterol level, including a high LDL cholesterol (bad) level and a low HDL cholesterol (good) level. Many people with heart disease or diabetes also have high triglyceride levels. In common term, triglycerides are fat in the blood that provides energy to the body. While triglycerides are very important for the body, a very high triglyceride level would mean greater chances for heart disease. This element is very tricky because while there is a standard measure of triglyceride, there is no clear triglyceride level that would reduce the risk of heart disease. However, for purposes of discussion,

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The Chinese in the Philippines

IT is just fitting that at times we discuss the inCHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING sight or inner status about Associate Editor Contributing Editor our relationship with the MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda Chinese. Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor To begin with, most of the Chinese in our country GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit are from Taiwan, a small Motoring Editor Photo Journalist state whose people could felix santillan ROEL CATOTO not see eye to eye with EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao the communists from Red Layout Artists China. PAT SAMONTE While it may be true irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga some of them are from Beijing, they nevertheless JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG adopted our culture and Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao behave like Filipinos. Regional Editors-Northmin I would even say that AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA a lot of them are more Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant Filipinos than some of us. These Chinese taught ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI us their lifestyle, history NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 and culture. Many of us are CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY not surprised anymore why Legal Counsel we have Chinese names, --------------------------------------------------------------foods, drinks, candies and bureau and mktg staff hundreds of merchandise candy macabale - 09161326483 RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 made by them. This is beMISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 cause these people have GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 accepted us as their friends North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 and even consider us their MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 relatives. Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 If we notice, intermarbobby mag usara-tangub city OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 riages have played so imporARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 tant a role that sometimes cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 we feel we are Chinese too. 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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It was they who taught us how to cook pansit, siopao, chopsuey, siomay, soreso, lumen and a lot others. What we knew are nothing but tinola, lauya and signugba. One of the most important things I noticed from the Chinese is they are not only good in business, but taught us how to indulge in such undertaking. Filipinos are definitely good in employment and never in business concerns. We don’t smile like the Chinese in crisis. The Filipinos are suspicious of their fellow men.

You enter a Filipino-run market, they suspect you as thieves and keep watch on your movement. The Chinese do not have this stature because they need your business all the time. They smile and retain friendship even if their stores are on the brink of bankruptcy. If you ever realized the Chinese are forerunners in nation building and industries. Many of them acquired wealth the hard way and what is more interesting is they invest their profits right here in our country. They do not send their hard earned profits to Taiwan or China to keep these places growing. Look at the modern business buildings, the big super malls, the giant groceries and stores and recognize many of these endeavors are the work of the local Chinese. Some of us just do not accept the reality that the Chinese have been keeping us growing and they

formed part of living in our country. They contributed so well in our economy, growth, give employment to our people, establish friendship and mingle with us ever since. Without them many of us will get dry and empty because for many years we lean on them and their endless friendship. We depend so much on their prowess and skill toward success. Had it not been of the C hines e, de velopment would have been much slower than we think. And to add more things, they are law-abiding and peaceful individuals. Very rare that a Chinaman will indulge in irregularities that would irk our government and people. They behave well and struggle hard to survive the rigors of life and existence. No matter what we say, they are part of us and always will ever be. Or, we are part of them for better or for worse. (Bennex News Service)

Daily Inspiration

Staying calm

“A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.” -Proverbs 12:16

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Your day can then become unpleasant without you even knowing. However, others around you like your spouse, kids, or parents will be in tune. It’s easy to become annoyed by irritatInstead of transferring your temper or ing comments, especially if they’re made irrationality, try to stay calm. by people on your questionable list. The best way is to say a prayer asking They tend to make us think, do, or say God for patience within you and peace irrational things. surrounding you.


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Bambi salutes Misor bets for national awards in agriculture and fisheries

Finalists for this year’s various national awards in fisheries and agriculture from Misamis Oriental, as well as those who won in the regional level of the said competition were given recognition by Gov. Bambi Emano, Monday, last week. Awarded with plaques of recognition were Provincial OA Focal Person-Engr. Ali-

cia Angeles; Organic Farming Family-Catiil Family from El Salvador and; Agriculture Extension Worker Category-Sarah Abella from Opol. The province has also gained awards as Gawad Saka Achievers: Gingoog City as the Outstanding Fishery and Aquatic Resource Management Council; Sinai, Laguindingan as Out-

standing Rural Improvement Club; PLGU-MisOr chaired by Mario Jamis as Outstanding Aquatic and Fishery Council; Engr. Edgar Buhian of Apas, Initao as Outstanding Coconut Farmer and; Kag. Lourdes Abad of Awang, Opol as Outstanding Rural Woman Achiever. After winning in their respective categories in the regional

level, they will now represent the region in the national level of the said competition. The Governor was assisted by Board Member Mario Emano, Provincial Admin istrator Ma. Caridad N. San Jose and Acting Provincial Agriculturist Concepcion Salcedo. The Gawad Saka Award, initiated by the Department of

Agriculture (DA), is an annual search for outstanding achievers in agriculture and fisheries that represent various stakeholders in the community like farmers, fishermen, farm communities, scientists and organizations. Awarding of national winners will be known sometime next month during the World Food Day celebration.

Ma of conjoined twins seeks help for babies’ operation

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ATU Hofer, M a g u indanao– –A mother w ho gave birth last week to conjoined twins has asked for help for an operation that would separate her babies. Mimi Sabpa, of Barangay Limpongo, Datu Hofer town, gave birth to twin girls on September 17 through caesarian delivery at the Maguindanao Provincial Hospital. Their stomachs

CBCP declares XU as ‘Catholic Cultural Center’ By Mary Antoinette M. Magallanes

THE Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on Culture (CBCP-ECC) has declared Xavier University as an official Catholic Cultural Center (CCC). The formal conferral rite was held at the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Rev. Elenito Galido DD, CBCP-ECC chairman, at the Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan University Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 7 as part of the Mission and Ministry Week celebration of XU. Being a Catholic Cultural Center, XU is tasked to carry out a decisive role in nurturing the relationship between faith and culture through opportunities promoting understanding and inclusiveness. It also means proclaiming the joy of the gospel, promoting peacein Mind-

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and organs are attached to each other. Sabpa knew she has conjoined twins during a “Kalusugang Pangkalahatan” activity when the provincial medical facility was inaugurated two weeks ago. There Provincial Health Officer Dr. Tahir Sulaik advised her to undergo caesarian procedures to ensure her safety and that of the babies. She said that during her three previous pregnancies she never went to a hospital as she could not afford it. She said a midwife attended to her deliveries at home. Sulaik said the conjoined babies were confirmed after

an ultra-sound procedure. He said he was happy the condition of the twins was discovered early because it would be too risky for both the mother and the babies if the delivery was done at home with a midwife. “This is the first time I performed CS procedures for conjoined babies,” Sulaik said of his 40-year service at the provincial hospital. “Our villagers are now aware of the government’s services. With PhilHealth ready to assist, patients are no longer hesitant to visit the hospital without worrying on the expenses,” he added.

The twins were named Sittie and Hawa by Sabpa and her husband, Jerry. Although inside the intensive care unit, both babies look healthy but under close watch by hospital staff. Sulaik said they are hoping the operation that would separate the twins would be done in a bigger and more sophisticated hospital in Manila or abroad. Hospital officials and the twin’s parents are appealing for financial help from individuals, groups and medical specialists for the major operation. “I hope help will come,” the mother said. Conjoined twin sisters Sittie and Hawa are closely monitored

inside the intensive care unit of Maguindanao Provincial Hospital in this photo taken on September 19, 2015. Mimi Sabpan, a resident of Datu Hofer, Maguindanao gave birth to the twins via caesarian delivery on September 17. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera

Agriculture course, DOST top scholarship priority CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in Region 10 announces that courses in agriculture, fisheries, forestry, geology, mining engineering, physics and physics teaching are top priority for scholarships that students can take up in their Bachelor’s degree. Teresita Superioridad Baluyos, DOST regional The University Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary stands scholarship coordinator said prominently at the heart of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan, a Catholic, Jesuit and during the 3rd Northern Filipino university in Mindanao. Photo courtesy of XU Communications Office Mindanao Career Advocacy Congress on 18 September people. the Philippines such as anao and enriching the 2015 in Cagayan de Oro “This is really an afeducational institutions, values formed through City that DOST is makseminaries and Diocesan firmation of our mission ing agriculture courses top the Catholic culture andusing these as guides in centers, XU will serve as as a Catholic, Jesuit and priority in their scholarship Filipino university. It’s a forum for discussions various academic discigoing back to the bawhere faith and culture plines. sics of our faith, of our converge. “This is very good in Guitarte said, Being a identity,” said Guitarte. the sense that this refrom page A1 minds us of our role as a Catholic Cultural Center, “These kinds of endeavin the evening. ors have always been part university — to promote it will help encourage Me anw hile, Panab o the joy of the gospel and the XU community to go of XU’s character formabranch customer services back to the basics of their tion.” to really strengthen our “This is what we teach will be open from 8 a.m. Catholic identity,” shared Atenean identity — to be here at Xavier: formation to 5 p.m. and its payment true to the university’s Irene A. Guitarte, XU services will be from 7 a.m. not only for the mind mission of serving the vice-president for misbut also of the heart, the to 5 in the afternoon. church, the global comsion and ministry. Toril and Calinan payhands and the soul.” munity and the Filipino Like other CCCs in

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in response to the demand of the employment sector. During the congress, it was shared by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Bureau of Local Employment that Agribusiness is one of the key employment generators in the next 20 years in the country. Baluyos said that there are many privileges of a D OST scholar namely school fees, book allowance, transportation allowance, clothing allowance, monthly living allowance, graduation allowance and health and accident insurance. --Jasper Marie Oblina-Rucat/PIA-10 ment offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1 p.m. to 3:30 in the afternoon. Only Sto. Tomas payment office remains to be unavailable during the holiday. Emergency service will remain available 24 hours through 229-DLPC (3572).


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By Jocelyn Abao Principal – I Benoni Elementary School

School-based management (SBM) is a research-based organizational approach that aims to meet the need for schools to elevate due to changes brought about challenging factors. SBM involves expanding of school responsibilities and authority to improve school performance. In its simpliest, this system allows decentralization method of operating the school district within understood parameters and staff role to maximize resource effectiveness and provide enhanced outcomes that better fill the needs of the local community. It also increases the presence of power, information, knowledge and skills, and performance-based rewards as key sources. This power in SBM is firstly aimed to be decentralized. It could just be done provided that assigned people can have access to information needed to come up good decisions. The role of knowledge as key source in SBM is also de-

centralized. It is through sending employees to trainings in order to enhance job skills and be good contributors to the organization. In SBM, employees are further encouraged to participate effectively in problem-solving, decision-making and communicating, thus the need to adopt teamwork skills. Employees, to be fully effective, are also equipped with organizational knowledge such as budgeting and personnel skills, understanding of the environment and strategies in responding to changes in the environment. There then comes the Rewards that allow organizations to recognize outstanding employees. The implementation of school-based management is important. True enough, there is a need to improve school system. SBM offers local control of decisions, equitable allocation and effective use of resources, teacher empowerment, and diversity because of a market driven responsiveness to community needs. It creates betterment to schools.

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Note points to NPAs as kidnappers of Samal tourists

DAVAO DE L NORT E -- “KATARUNGAN NG AMING COMMANDER by: NPA.” A note with the said inscription was seen at about 4:00AM this morning (September 22) at the entrance gate of Holiday Oceanview Resort, Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) just 500 meters away where the abduction of three foreigners and a Filipina happened

last night. Davao del Norte Provincial Police Director PSSupt. Samuel Gadingan stressed that even if the note was found near the incident area, the police is still investigating as to who is behind the kidnapping. Police Director Gadingan also emphasized that the note can be one of their leads but they are also looking into other armed groups that might be using

the note as distraction to their investigation. At about 11:23PM, more or less 11 armed men onboard two motorized banca abducted the resort’s operation manager and Norwegian National Kjartan Sekkinstad (56), along with Canadian Nationals John Ridsdel (68) and Robert Hall (50) and his Filipina live-in partner identified as Tess (40). IGACOS Police Sta-

tion Chief PSupt Benedicto Frias Faco indicated in the spot report that they are coordinating with the PNP Maritime Group, Philippine Coast Guard, Philippine Navy, and Task Group Samal for follow-up operations. The police station is set to organize a special investigation task group to conduct in-depth investigation of the incident. (PIA11, Michael Uy)

DAVAO DEL NORTE -September 23, 2015, marks the 43rd anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law in the Philippines. According to the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines, Martial Law

was declared on September 23, 1972 contrary to the popular notion that it was on September 21. The Gazette based its post to the research of the Presidential Communications Development and

Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), who produced papers containing timeline leading up to the Martial Law and even up to the downfall of the Marcos dictatorship, which were taken from the point of

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OWWA kicks off capability building series for Caraga PESO managers BUTUAN City--The increasing number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their dependents in Caraga region entails the rise of issues and cases encountered by OWWA members as well as their beneficiaries. Clients from distant provinces take long ways of travel to report incidents and address their complaints to the regional office which involves both financial and non-financial costs (time, effort). Recognizing these developments along with its underlying challenges, the role of the Public Employment Service Officers (PESO) as the principal implementing arm of the efficient delivery of services in the local government units (LGUs) essentially needs to be intensified and their capabilities amplified. In the thrust of capacitating the PESO managers through transfer of knowledge and skills driven to provide response to the concerns of their constituent OFWs within their own local government units in an easy, convenient and minimal expense for the clients, the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) spearheaded a series of Provincial PESO Conferences, a capability building activity for the

PESO Managers, for the month of September 2015. The forefront two of the five “PROVINCIAL PESO CONFERENCE: Enhancing the PESO to Better Serve the OFW” was participated in by 17 PESO managers and their understudy from

the province of Surigao del Norte on September 17 and 22 in Agusan del Sur on the 18th. The exercises aimed to provide PESO managers with Enhanced Training Orientation on OWWA Programs and Services and capacitate them with the proper protocol in responding to the OFW cases, queries, concerns and program availment procedures. POEA regional coordinator for CARAGA Meriam Balmocena, reiterated to the PESO managers, the forefront network of POEA in disseminating overseas employment opportunities, the

legal documents and means of hiring overseas. She also emphasized the significant role of PESO managers in reducing and gradually eliminating the threats of Illegal Recruitment and Human Trafficking through heightened requirement in giving authorities to the recruitment agencies. As a major objective of the conference, OWWA Caraga welfare case officer Annette Lovete discussed

the Case Management Protocol. Lovete highlighted the common cases encountered by the OFWs as well as their dependents in Caraga Region. The basic procedures on handling complaints, requests for assistance and methods of intervention for each case were also introduced to the PESO managers. A workshop was also conducted to usher familiarity of the most common counseled cases.

Three more conferences shall be held in Surigao del Sur on September 23, Dinagat Island Province on the 28th and Agusan del Norte on October 2015. This is an action of OWWA Caraga to continually develop its programs and services tailor-fitted to the needs and welfare of its members, right at their localities. (Jean Pearl I. Millones, OWWA-Caraga/ PIA-Caraga)

Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao Notice of Publication RA 10172

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

CCE-2351-2015

Date: September 22, 2015

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that KHARYLL LOUISE CABASE MENDEZ has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of KHARYLL LOUISE CABASE MENDEZ at Davao City and whose parent is MARITES VILLANUEVA CABASE and ANDREW JARDINIANO MENDEZ. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than October 08, 2015. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2015

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

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

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

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

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 & 5 R.A.10172 & 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MICHAEL L. VALDEMOZA has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error & Change of First Name particularly in his sex from “F” to “MALE” & Change of First Name from “MICHELLE” to “MICHAEL” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MICHELLE LABAJO VALDEMOZA who was born on May 23, 1984 at Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte and whose parents are Babyrose P. Labajo and Rolando M. Valdemoza. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

In compliance with Section 7 R.A.10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ESTRELLITA V. POCDOL has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly in her DATE OF BIRTH from “JAN.20 1954” TO “JANUARY 4, 1954” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ESTRELLITA POCDAL who was born on January 4, 1954 at Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte and whose parents are Salud Valles and Andres Pocdol. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than October 2015.

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

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Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar MUNICIPALITY OF MAGSAYSAY Province of Davao del Sur OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 9048/10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC September 23, 2015 CCE/CFN-0002-2015 R.A. 9048/10172 In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MAYCHEL MANULONG IGNACIO has fled with this Office , a petition for change of First Name docketed as CFN-0002-2015 from “MICHAEL” to “MAYCHEL” and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Adminstrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the punlic that MAYCHEL MANULONG IGNACIO has filed with this office a petition for correction of her GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of Live Birth of MICHAEL MANULONG IGNACIO at Blocon, Magsaysay,, Davao del Sur and whose parents are JHONNY T. IGNACIO and LILEBETH MANULONG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 7, 2015. (SGD) ANASTACIA B. DENSING Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 24 & Oct 1, 2015


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Genetically Modified (GM) crops have increased harvests and income since they were first introduced 18 years ago. This is the conclusion of a study presenting the findings of research into the global socio-economic and environmental impact of GM crops from 1996, when they were first commercially planted on a significant

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area, to 2013. The study – “G ene Modified Crops: Global Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts 19962013”—was conducted by Graham Brookes and Peter Barfoot of PG Economics Ltd., United Kingdom. PG Economics provides advisory and consultancy services and specializes on plant biotechnology,

agricultural production systems, agricultural markets and policy. Its clients include leading biotechnology companies, agro-chemical manufacturers, seed companies and plant breeders, farmers organizations, the United Kingdom government and the European Commission. “GM technology has had a significant positive

impact on farm income derived from a combination of enhanced productivity and efficiency gains,” the study says. In 2013, it says, the direct global farm income benefit from GM crops was $20.5 billion. This is equivalent to having added 7.6 percent to the value of global production of the four main crops of soybeans, corn, canola

and cotton. Since 1996, farm incomes have also increased by $133.5 billion. The largest gains in farm income in 2013 have arisen in corn, largely from yield gains. The $7.67 billion additional income generated by GM insect resistant corn in 2013 has been equivalent to adding 7.4 percent to the value of the harvest where

By Jorie C. Valcorza of PIA-10

MAMBAJAO, Camiguin-The improved “Camlong,” short for Camiguin-Longkong lanzones, variety will be made available to local farms next month through a subsidized scheme, seen to boost quality, production, and economy here. Camlong has a longer shelf life of 12 to 14 days when compared to the native lanzones which changes color four days after harvest. Governor Jurdin Jesus M. Romualdo called on farmers to maximize on the opportunity and assured them that the process will cut off the production and propagation period of lanzones planting materials to only four months, than the traditional propagation period which requires more than a year, while harvesting is seen as early as five to six instead of usual eight to twelve years period. Under the plant now pay later program (PNPL), which is also available for other fruit growers, the provincial agriculture office (PAO) will take charge of the land preparation and planting, while the owner secures the area by providing sturdy (not necessarily concrete) perimeter fence to protect the plant from animals and intruders. It’s a 60/40 scheme, 40 percent of the total harvest will given to the local government and the remaining 60 percent will go to the land owner, after five harvests the contract will be forfeited and the owner will regain back his harvests in full.

GM crops are planted. That’s adding the equivalent of 4.2 percent to the $183 billion value of the global corn crop in 2013. Cumulatively since 1996, insect resistant GM corn technology has added $37.2 billion to the income of corn farmers worldwide, the study says. Substantial gains See increase, page A11

More trees planted under PNoy By Jelly F. Musico

GARDEN FRESH. Workers prepare crates of lettuce from a farm in Barangay Salumay, Marilog District in Davao City on September 20, 2015. The vegetables will be delivered to restaurants in downtown Davao. MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano

Biomass maintains soil nutrients – study R esearchers f rom Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recommended using biomass on rice fields to maintain soil productivity. Jehru Magahud, lead researcher, identified the factors that affect soil properties and significance of biomass and biochar in restoring the lost nutrients brought by farm management practices. Magahud said that continuous high-yield cropping affects soil pH (measure of alkalinity or acidity). Amounts of soil nutrients are removed during the crop uptake. “Modern irrigated rice varieties remove 17.0 kg potassium, 4.0 kg calcium, and 3.5 kg magnesium in

every ton of grain yield,” he said. When the soil’s pH goes down to 5.5 (strongly acidic), the availability of some essential nutrients is reduced. He also noted that at such state, the phosphorus level is very low. This contributes to low yield gains, and generally as a preventive measure, farmers address the problem through commercial and chemical fertilizers. The study noted that generally, the Philippine paddy soil is slight to strongly acidic. Out of the 30 areas where the study was conducted, the Central Luzon soils have the most acidic state. Throughout the duration

of the study, low available phosphorus levels were noted in the area brought by strongly acidic pH. Magahud stressed that aside from using commercial and chemical fertilizers, farmers of these areas should incorporate biomass, manures, and biochar to restore normal pH levels and organic matter contents. Biomass utilization from farm by-products can help farmers save expenses from

chemical fertilizer inputs. Biomass includes rice straw and other rice residues. He recommended using biomass and biochar on soils with low level of phosphorus and strongly acidic pH and for sandy soils with limited water retention. “It is the most practical way to replenish low levels of available nutrients,” he said. Biochar also increases the nutrient and water-holding capacity of the soil.

A MASSIVE reforestation program implemented in just five years under President Benigno Aquino III has surpassed the combined accomplishments of the previous administrations from 1960 to 2010. Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Ramon Paje reported this on Wednesday during the Senate Finance Committee’s deliberations on the DENR’s proposed PhP 22.843-billion budget for 2016. Paje informed the panel chaired by environmentalist Senator Loren Legarda that from 2010 to the first quarter of 2015, the Aquino administration has reforested 1.6- million of the 8.97-million-hectare denuded area of the country. ”It means that we’re able to surpass the 1.232 millionhectare that the government reforested from 1960 to 2010,” Paje said. The DENR chief attributed the successful reforestation program to the National Greening Program (NGP) which President Aquino approved through the Executive Order No. 26 he signed in 2010. ”The reason why it was done, and it can be done, is first the government must have a conscious decision to really focus on rehabilitating forest. The President declared the NGP as a national priority of the government. That was lack in the

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COCAR holds public hearing on CARP extension Cagayan de Oro City -- The C ong ressional Oversight Committee on Agrarian Reform (COCAR) and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) conducted a public hearing on House Resolution 382, held at the Manolo Fortich Gymnasium in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon on September 11. The said resolution directs the Committee to conduct an inquiry on the status of implementation of Republic Act 9700 (RA 9700) or the C omprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms (CARPER) Act. CO CAR Chair, Ifugao Representative Teddy Brawner Baguilat, Jr. facilitated the public hearing together with Committee members Bukidnon 1st District Representative Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba, co-author of HR 382, and Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN) Party-list Representative Maximo Rodriguez. DAR Undersecretary for Field Operations Jose Grageda led the DAR officials and staff who attended the occasion. DAR-Region IX Regional Director Felix Aguhob, DAR-Region X Asst. Regional Director Teresita Depeñoso, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers Norberto Paquingan of Bukidnon, Zoraida

Macadindang of Misamis Oriental and Camiguin, Jamil Amatonding of Lanao del Norte, and Alibasa Andig of Misamis Occidental were also present. The participants in the public hearing included representatives from the national and local government agencies, Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee, 19 Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs) from Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental, academe, students, landowners’ groups and peoples’ organizations. In her opening message, Congresswoman AcostaAlba said that the CARP is a mandate of social justice and it will put to an end the centuries-long semi-feudal economic relationship in the countryside. During the public hearing, Congressman Baguilat reminded that the purpose of the public hearing is to ask whether to further extend CARP. He then informed that there is also a bill establishing agricultural venture agreements which creates entrepreneurial collaboration between the ARBOs and private investors in the establishment of agriculturerelated business ventures involving lands distributed under CARP.

On stage during the public hearing are (from left) DAR USec. Jose Grageda, Rep. Malou Acosta-Alba of the 1st District of Bukidnon, COCAR Sec. Rita Macabulos, COCAR Chair Rep. Teddy Baguilat of Ifugao and ABAMIN Party-list Rep. Maxi Rodriguez of Cagayan de Oro. (supplied photo)

Congressman Rodriguez gave a backgrounder on the creation and extension of CARP. He also announced the filing of House Bill 4296 or the Notice of Coverage Extension Bill, which will further extend the issuance of notices of coverage up to June 30, 2016. Undersecretary Grageda said that government intervention is needed in order

to make land, the most valuable resource in the Philippines, be equitably distributed to the people. Regarding concerns on CARP’s expiration, Grageda said that there is a provision in RA 9700 that if the process for distribution of land has begun, it will continue even beyond 2014. Many of the ARBOs present expressed their full

support for the extension of CARP citing the need to distribute the remaining lands under the law, as well as to provide more support services through the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) such as farming equipment, harvest facilities, and farm-to-market roads, among others.

Earlier on the same day, COCAR Chair Baguilat and USec. Grageda led the ocular inspection on the land awarded in 2008 to PANAW Multipurpose Cooperative in Sumilao, Bukidnon after their historic “walk for land, walk for justice” cause from Mindanao to Manila. (Ressan Nash N. Alonto/Editha R. Salvador)

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AirAsia and Nikon award the Best Travel Photographer Four Filipino contenders travelled around Asia with award-winning photographers; Grand Winner to receive 100,000 AirAsia BIG Points and a Nikon D5500! MANILA, 22 September 2015 – And then there was one. From the four office workers chosen to participate in AirAsia Travel Photographer 2015, including a car salesman and a barista, the online votes have been tallied and 36-year old Velvet Lagman takes home the grand prize! Mentored by Malaysian photojournalist Adam Lee, Velvet has received the coveted title of AirAsia’s Best Travel Photographer of 2015 along with 100,00 AirAsia BIG Points and a Nikon D5500 with a 18mm-55mm lens kit. The photo contest was jointly organized by AirAsia and ThinkDharma Inc. (the exclusive distributor of Nikon Digital Cameras) in partnership with AirAsia BIG, the airline’s global loyalty programme. Lucky Voter Grand Prize Winner was awarded to Mia Celindro. She received 100,000 AirAsia BIG Points and a Nikon 1 J5, while ten other lucky voting contestants were awarded with AirAsia BIG

AirAsia Travel Photographer winner Velvet Lagman (3rd from left) with fellow contenders (L-R) TJ Nepomuceno III, Paul Delfin, and Sarah Garcia at the awarding ceremony held recently in Mandaluyong City, Philippines photo supplied

Points plus other goodies from Nikon. Assisted by acclaimed photographers from the Philippines and Malaysia as their personal coaches, four pre-selected contestants travelled across Asia for one week, which started on

July 21. Contestants were tasked to capture unforgettable moments in categories: landscape, food, portrait, architecture and travel in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Online voting via www. airasiatravelphotographer.

com was opened to the public from August 20 and concluded on September 5. Philippines AirAsia Head of Commercial Gerard Penaflor led the awarding ceremony held in Mandaluyong City, Philippines in SeptemSee award, page A11


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Do not worry for everything The Gospel of Jesus Christ (September24, 2015Thursday) Mark 10:28-31” And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and

Award... from page A7

September 18, 2015 and joined in the ribbon-cutting of the exhibit featuring pictures taken on the contest leg. Keep updated with the next leg of the AirAsia Travel Photography contest by using #IamAirAsiaTravelPhotographer and receive the latest updates via Twiiter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPh) or Facebook (facebook.com/ AirAsiaPhilippines).

Growth... from page A2

the weakness in the Chinese economy. She said domestic demand remain strong and this is expected to continue to power the economy. She cited trade and tourism as the possible modes where the Philippines can feel the impact of China slowdown. She, however, stressed that since domestic demand remains strong then the Philippine economy remains somewhat cushioned from any negative developments in China. ADB has also cut its growth projection for China this year to 6.8 percent from 7.2 percent last March. Next year, the growth forecast declined to 6.7 percent seven percent. (PNA)

Mishaps... from page A1

Jamil, 3 y.o., Jalamudin, 3 y.o. Jalani 5 months, and Hadji Salaman Maruhom, 65. They are now undergoing treatment in a hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Initial investigation disclosed that the Maruhom were on board a Mitsubishi Montero sport service utility vehicle with plate number ALA 2153 bound to Cagayan de Oro City when it collided with a parked 10-wheeler truck along the highway of the town of Sugbongcogon past 2 a.m. on Tuesday. Balmaceda said that the truck, a 10-wheeler Fuso truck, owned by Ramil Abas of Cagayan de Oro and driven by Jessie Berandal, 34, was parked on the right side shouldering of the national highway. He said that the police investigators in Sugbongcogon suspected that the driver of the Montero vehicle must have been drowsed in sleep resulting in the accident. It was learned that the Maruhom family came from

lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life: Ephesians 6:8”Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether [he be] bond or free. This is the consoling statements of Jesus Christ to His disciples that all of them will receive rewards for following Him. Like Paul attested of his rewards for sacrificing in preaching the words of God. Makati, Manila as shown in the address of the Diamel Maruhom’s driver’s license, and were travelling by land on their way to Cagayan de Oro City when the accident occurred. Balmaceda said that town police investigators are still conducting a probe on who should be held liable in one of the most appalling traffic accidents involving a family in recent times here. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor

Falls... from page A6

of President Marcos at 7:15PM of September 23. Although Proclamation No. 1801 was dated September 21, historians have different views as to the actual date of its signing. David Rosenberg writing in the Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (“The End of the Freest Press in the World,” Vol. 5, 1973) and Raymond Bonner in his book Waltzing with the Dictator emphasized that Marcos signed the proclamation in the morning of September 23. Meanwhile, Bangkok Post in a series of articles called “The Aquino Papers” chronicled that the President signed it on September 17 postdated to September 21. The full text of the briefer and comprehensive timeline can be viewed at the websites of the Official Gazette and the Presidential Museum and Library. (PIA11, Michael Uy)

Tensions... from page A1

school superintendents Zenaida Unte and Farida Sansarona attempted to install Teacher III Norma Mangorsi as officer in-charge (OIC) principal of DNHS replacing Head Teacher Almaira Bato. The order came from OIC Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao- Department of Education (DepEd) Secetary Dr. John Magno, which was served and implemented by Zenaida “Cheke” Unte and Pharida Sansarona. Unte and Sansarona said: “We are just following orders.” Both School officials later agreed to the request of Vice Mayor Arafat Salic to defer the implementation of the order for a week. Marawi City School Division Superintendent Mona A. Macatanong opposed the installation at-

Hebrews 12:2”fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and source of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. Look at what happened to Peter; he sank from the water because he was afraid by the storms on his back. Matthew 14:30”But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me! This is your future once tempt, claiming that the order is unlawful. “That order of Sec Magno is in violation of the writ of preliminary injunction which was promulgated on June 20, 2014 and writ of mandatory injunction which was also promulgated on August 19, 2015 issued by Presiding Judge Rasad G. Balindong, Acting Presiding Judge of Regional Trial Court (RTC) 12th Judicial Region, Branch 8 of Marawi City,” Macatanong said. In addition, she said the designated teacher did not report to her on the said designation, as she could have advised her on the designation, that the position is not yet vacated and that she is the proper authority to implement the order. She said: “I am concerned with the implementation of the rule of law.” Howevr, the tension was defused through the timely intervention of City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic and Marawi City Police Director Supt. Al Abner W. Santos, who arrived and tried to pacify both camps. Vice Salic asked the affected school officials and supporters to calm down and settle the issue peacefully. Vice Mayor Salic asked the parties for a one week moratorium to settle the issues. He said no installation will take place within one week until the issues are resolved peacefully. On one the hand, Police Director Santos said the police will only maintain the safety and security of the people and will not interfere with the installation, as the issue could be settled by the school officials themselves and the local government officials. Macatanong stressed that the said order from Magno is illegal. She said the legal opinion of the Civil Service Commission issued through CSC Regional Director Leopoldo Robeto W. Valderosa, Jr. stressed that “ … the power to appoint is reserved to the Regional Governor. Thus, the orders of designation of the regional office, as long as issued by the Regional Governor, shall prevail… In like manner, designation issued by the Regional Secretary, if not concurred, is void considering the power to appoint carries with it the power to designate, reassign and even discipline.”

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DepEd Regional Secretary John Magno designated Mrs. Norma B. Mangorsi, Teacher III as OIC Principal of Dansalan National High School (DNHS) replacing Mrs. Almaira M. Bato, Head Teacher and directed the Schools Division Superintendent to ensure the implementation of the order.” According to Macatanong upon assumption of office, Dr. Magno as secretary of the DepEd – ARMM allegedly abused his authority by revoking legal designations without due process by replacing them with unqualified ones. She said that Mrs. Salamona Tawagon, principal 3 designated district incharge now replaced by Didato Monto, a principal 1, Mrs. Mangondaya, principal 2 was replaced by Linda Salic, Principal 1, Bedorie Hadji Osop, Principal 1 replaced by Ubar Acraman, Teacher 1, Myra H. Manan, Head Teacher replaced by Noraida Acraman, Teacher1. Newly appointed Teacher 1 was designated without experiences were designated Division area coordinator. “Where is the Daan na Matuwid? Next in ranks is no longer observing in the DepEd- ARMM,” Macatanong said. Also present to help defuse the tension were city and barangay officials, including a sizeable number of police personnel. The next morning Macatanong said there was a shooting incident that resulted to a commotion in the Ibango central Elementary School and the cause was the issue about designation. “Classes has to be suspended to prevent untoward incident,” Macatanong said.

ideal career in the future.” XU is ready for carrying out the Senior High School program for academic year 2016-2017. It is currently administering the XU Career Exam for Senior High School applicants every Saturday of September. The University also welcomes DepEd tuition vouchers in addition to offering more than 200 scholarships to students entering Senior HS. DepEd’s Tuition Voucher Program serves to offset the cost of tuition in private educational institutions. Along with the XU Senior High Team, CDONHS also invited speakers from DepEd, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to explain the relevance of Senior HS, especially when it comes to finding better employment opportunities regardless of whether students choose to pursue higher studies, decide to work or start a business right after graduating from Senior High. The Senior HS program comprises the additional two years to the current 10 years of basic education, in line with the DepEd’s Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 (Republic Act No.10533), which aims to strengthen the basic education system in the Philippines. XU has been preparing for the transition to the K-12 curriculum since 2014. Students can choose their career tracks in academic, technical-vocational-livelihood, sports, and arts and design. These tracks will help prepare graduates for higher education, entrepreneurship, further middle-level skills development and employment. This public forum formed part of the discussion series of XU in collaboration with government agencies, schools, parents’ associations and student organizations toward forming globally competitive graduates who will meet the standards and fulfill the demands of the ASEAN Economic Integration. (Text and photo contributed by XU Communications Office)

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HS, and to guide the students and their parents in choosing the right track and strand to take in Senior High. XU offers complete Academic and Technical-Vocational-Livelihood tracks. Through its Center for Integrated Technologies, it has formed partnerships with international and local companies to employ its tech-voc graduates. “Students must choose their track and strand under the Senior High School program based on their career assessment results,” shared Dr Joey Jegonia, director of XU’s Office of Promotions, Testing and Admissions (OPTA). “Your choice must be in line with your competency and

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past administration. We never had a priority,” Paje explained. Paje further explained that without the NGP, it would take 230 years to reforest the country’s remaining 7.27-million-hectare open and denuded area. He also said the NGP has generated 2.6 million jobs and benefitted 377,835 individuals. Paje also attributed the successful reforestation program to careful geo-hazards assessment and mapping that Legarda inserted in the General Appropriation Act (GAA) in the previous years under the Aquino administration. ”That’s why we would like to thank you, Madam Senator, for putting the geo-tagging on the NGP and it can also be done to other programs,” Paje said. ”I made that decision because I want to make every program concerning the environment to succeed,” Legarda said. Legarda also advised the DENR to focus more its NGP to plant more mangroves in Region 8 which was devastated by super typhoon “Yolanda” in November 2013. Due to massive reforestation program of the Aquino administration, the Philippines has been chosen as No. 5 in the world, No. 2 in Asia and No. 1 in Southeast Asia in terms of forest gain by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) based on its Global Forest Assessment of 2015. ”In the past three decades, we have 100,000-hectare forest loss per year. With the declared total log ban, we stopped the hemorrhage,” Paje said. He added that “massive loss of timber in the forest cannot happen anymore because there is no more equipment.” In his PowerPoint presentation, Paje reported that the DENR has significantly reduced illegal logging hotspots from 197 to 23; confiscated 30,709,507 board feet of illegally cut logs; and filed 1,549 cases against violators that resulted to conviction of 202 persons. Paje said the confiscated logs have been used to assemble 146,471 armchairs for public schools. (PNA)


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