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5 Mindanao areas under tsunami alert

DAVAO City––A tsunami alert has been raised over 20 provinces, five of them in Mindanao, after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake rattled near the coast of Chile at 6:55 a.m. (Philippine time). Based on latest tsunami bulletin issued at 7:22 a.m., the threatened Mindanao provinces are Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao del Sur, and Davao Occidental. “An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines in the region near the epicenter within minutes to hours,” it added. See ALERT, page A11


By Mike Baños, Editor-at-Large

Misamis Oriental’s foremost FilipinoChinese chamber is turning over refurbished facilities to a foundation which manages a Child Development Center and Home for Street Children at Maitum, Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City. See FULL STORY, page A5

GROUNDBREAKING. Through the initiative of Misamis Oriental second district

Rep. Juliette T. Uy, the El Salvador City Central School in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental will soon acquire a 20-classroom 4-storey school building following its groundbreaking on Thursday (September 17). Funded by Pagcor, the groundbreaking ceremony was spearheaded by Pagcor Chairman Cristino L. Naguiat Jr. (fifth from left), El Salvador City Mayor Alfredo “Boy” Q. Tan (sixth from left), El Salvador City Central School Principal Lina C. Bejiga (left), Miss Jennie Rosalie T. Uy (second from left), who represented her mother, second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy, El Salvador City Vice Mayor Edgar Legnis (third from left), Senator Sonny Angara (fourth from left), who represented Rep. Jess Abalos, and Engr. Lilibeth N. Aparecio of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-second engineering district. Photo courtesy of Regine Tampos

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino led the inauguration of a new commuter boat for its Pasig River Ferry System, on September 16, to further promote the ferry service as an alternate mode of transportation. “All in all, we now have a total of 11 operational ferries in our fleet. These will service passengers along Pasig River, which stretches

from Pinagbuhatan in Pasig City up to Plaza Mexico in Manila. I am optimistic that this will further boost commuter patronage,” Tolentino said. The new fiberglass ferry has a maximum capacity of 45 passengers, crew included, can travel up to 12 knots. At present, the ferry service has 11 stations which include Pinagbuhatan, See TOLENTINO, page A11

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MANILA -- Personal remittances from overseas Filipinos (OFs) amounted to US$2.3 billion in July 2015, higher by 0.5 percent compared with the same period a year ago, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.

ficer-in-Charge Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. announced yesterday. Personal remittances from land-based workers with work contracts of one On a cumulative ba- the seven-month period, year or more grew by 5.4 sis, personal remittances registering a year-on-year percent while those from reached US$15.7 billion in growth of 4.6 percent, Of- sea-based and land-based

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4.8 percent higher than the US$13.5 billion recorded in the same period last year. Cash remittances from land-based and sea-based workers totaled US$10.8 billion and US$3.3 billion, respectively. The bulk of cash remittances were sourced from the United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and Canada. The continued demand for OF workers remained the key driver of sustained remittance inflows. Preliminary reports from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) indicated that total job orders reached 526,345, of which 38.7 percent were processed, intended mainly for service, production, and professional, technical and related workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Taiwan, and the United Arab Emirates. Moreover, efforts of bank and non-bank remittance service providers to expand their international and domestic market coverage through their network of remittance business partners worldwide provided support to the steady remittance flows. 1. The BSP started to release data on personal remittances in June 2012. As defined in the Balance of Payments Manual, 6th Edition (BPM6), personal remittances represent the sum of net compensation of employees (i.e., gross earnings of overseas Filipino (OF) workers with work contracts of less than one year, including all seabased workers, less taxes, social contributions, and transportation and travel expenditures in their host countries), personal transfers (i.e., all current transfers in cash or in kind by OF workers with work contracts of one year or more as well as other householdto-household transfers beSee personal, page A11



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WHILE everybody’s agog over the sudden changes of the political scenario in Cagayan De Oro City, it is time to move to the province of Misamis Oriental. We have discussed in passing the possible candidates in the first and second congressional district of Misamis Oriental. We still have the belief that the situation would be still under the status quo. This means, that Juliet Uy would run for reelection in 2016 as Representative of the province second district, while Rep. Peter Unabia would do the same in the first district. We did not talk of the possible opponents of the incumbent Representatives in the province’s congressional districts. Once again, let us take a look. Will former Congressman Jun Baculio run again for Congress? The answer could be “yes” or “no.” Yes, because Baculio has a wider political network in the province second district. Of course, being the congressman of Misamis Oriental’s second district for nine consecutive years, Baculio has still loyal supporters and

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NEXT school year, students who are supposed to enroll ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ in college will instead enroll Managing Editor Executive Editor as freshmen in the Senior CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING High School (SHS). Thanks Associate Editor Contributing Editor to the implementation of the K+12 enhanced basic MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda education program. Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor I have heard that the GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit Misamis Oriental GenMotoring Editor Photo Journalist eral Comprehensive High felix santillan ROEL CATOTO School (Mogchs), one of EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao the most-populated public Layout Artists school in Cagayan de Oro PAT SAMONTE City, will not offer Senior irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN High School. Of course, no Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga one can compel Mocghs JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG from offering the Senior Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao High School education as Regional Editors-Northmin the school holds morning AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA and afternoon classes. Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant This is probably the reason why, if you asked ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI those Grade 10 students, NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE they will merely raise their CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 shoulders––or, they will CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY simply reply: “ambot” (I Legal Counsel --------------------------------------------------------------don’t know). bureau and mktg staff The K + 12, no matter candy macabale - 09161326483 how the Department of RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 Education (DepEd) and GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 the Aquino administraNorth Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 tion explain it, is merely VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 a preparatory to college Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 education. Which means bobby mag usara-tangub city that after graduating the OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 traditional four-year high cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 school education, the studavao - 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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squeeze Baculio of hard earned election money and are responsible for his defeat in past elections. With these people remaining and milling around, Baculio’s winning the mayoral contest in El Salvador would be far fetched. There is no need to argue on this because this has been proven in the past. Baculio should not be stubborn to learn the lesson. So, the search for the most worthy opponent of Rep. Juliet Uy goes on. Former Gov. Antonio “Bong” Calingin is out of the question here. Well, if Calingin will have enough resources in his war chest, perhaps he could still join the fray. However, should Calingin decides to run for Congress or any post in the 2016 elections or in the future, he should get rid of his sons or any member of the family to be part of his campaign strategists. This piece of advice is very serious because Calingin tend to turn deaf ears to the advices of seasoned strategists in exchange of inexperienced and inept kids. Calingin should know that he lost in one or too many attempts in past elections since some


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of his best “think tank” left him because of his kids who pretend to know better than anyone. Calingin should adopt an open mind. He should remember that the issues against him, make him vulnerable and the presence of his kids in critical decision making exacerbates the situation. Again, we are looking at the most likely opponent for Juliet Uy in 2016. We know there are stronger, better, and equipped candidates who could represent the province second district in Congress better than the incumbent. We will discuss about this soon. Send comments/reaction:

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leaders there. No, because Jun Baculio might have not enough resources to finance an election campaign that would entail about 12 municipal towns and the component city of El Salvador in the province’s second district. Under a very limited resources, it would be wiser for Baculio to settle for a position that would commensurate the capability of his resources and his popularity among the voters. It means, that Baculio might run for Mayor in El Salvador. This is the simplest and most effective approach for Jun Baculio to get back in the political limelight. First, the Baculio’s lord it over El Salvador for many years. Second, the Baculio’s have their roots in El Salvador. Third, it was Rep. Jun Baculio who worked hard to convert the town of El Salvador to a city that it is now. Based on this assessment, Baculio’s chances of winning in a mayoral race in El Salvador is 99.9 percent. However, Baculio should first get rid of people who pretend to be “errand boys looking for financiers.” Actually, these group

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dent has to take that additional two-year to be able to enroll in college. Under the K+12, Kindergarden is a requisite before a child can enroll in elementary. So, two years plus six years = 8 years. Four years in Junior High School + two years in Senior High School = 6 years. All in all, a student has to spend 14 years to be able to complete the primary and secondary education. The good news is the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading House Bill no. 5604, establishing a Senior High School for each of the

legislative districts. The bad news is the government has 9 months left. With the elections coming, I don’t think that it can be able to construct a school that will offer exclusive Senior High School education in every district this year, or even next year. My wife, Dolly, spent more than P60,000 a year for the high school education of her eldest son. In four years, Dolly will have to spend P240,000 for the four-year Junior High School education, excluding the annual tuition hike. Also not included in that P240,00 expenses are the other expenses such as fare, baon, projects, and other extra-curricular activities and school uniforms, and many more. With the additional two years, Dolly will have to spend more than P100,000 again. Good that she can afford to send her son in private school. What about those parents who can hardly buy three regular meals a day? I know a high school student who has no options left but to stop the Junior

High School. The reason? Her grandparents can no longer sustain her studies because of the still unregulated classroom fees and (required) contributions. Her grandparents rely only to their small store whose income cannot even ensure three meals a day. In this country, public high school is not really free because if you enroll your child in public schools (I hope that this is not true in other schools), the parents have to shell out money intended for janitorial, buy floor wax, PTA contribution, and dozens “more” of other classroom contributions. And what if your school has these as penalties: smoking, P1,000; drunkards, P5,000; for being late, P200; if you are absent without an excuse letter, P300; with uniforms tuckout, P2,500; not wearing black shoes, P100; not wearing complete uniform, P100; boys wearing earrings, P100; wearing of hats, P100; and the worse of them all, if you are caught having a “love affair,” the penalty is P10,000.

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isamis Oriental’s foremost Filipino-Chinese chamber is turning over refurbished facilities to a foundation which manages a Child Development Center and Home for Street Children at Maitum, Upper Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City.

Greg Marten Lao, president of the Misamis Oriental Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MOFCCCII) said the chamber appropriated some PhP 0.6-million for the rehabilitation of the center’s kitchen, dining room and comfort rooms. “This is MOFCCCII’s other major project in the ongoing celebration of its 30th founding anniversary in 1986 when our first batch of officers were inducted into office by the late President Corazon C. Aquino,” Lao said. “Your coming to Mother Theresa Foundation, Inc. is God’s gift to all of the children we are serving and I cannot find the right words to express how happy and grateful we are with your coming and intervening,” said Norma D. Noble, MFTI president. “Truly, you are the answer to our fervent wish and prayers. You came at the right time when we needed you most because of the crisis the center was experiencing.” MTFI is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to providing care, assistance, and other basic needs to children who have taken to the streets, are abandoned, or are un-

have lost hope in life, and to be a leading example, a good model to everyone,” he shares. “I want to inspire everyone that there is always hope in life, make a difference in my generation. Mother Theresa played a major role in the successes I have had.” Earlier this year, the center was the beneficiary of a city council ordinance appropriating a PhP 21.4 million financial assistance to various public and private organizations from the General Appropriation Ordinance of 2015. The center was appropriated PhP 200,000.


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derprivileged. Registered as a nonstock, non-profit organization with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 9, 1995, its original incorporators included the late Anita G. Magtajas, Generosita M. Chaves, Filomena P. Hojas, Leopoldo M. Velez and current MFTI president Norma D. Noble. Accredited by the Cagayan de Oro City Council as a non-government organization (NGO) in 1996, MFTI was awarded a “License to Operate” by the Dept. of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in July, 1997 and a Certificate of Recognition/Accreditation as a “Literacy Service Provider/Proponent” through the NFE-LSCS by the then Dept. of Education, Culture & Sports (now the DepEd). It has similarly been issued a Certificate of Accreditation by the Dept. of Health (DOH). It is the belief of the organization that attending to the needs of the children and working for their survival today can go far in ensuring

that they have a future to look forward to. The Mother Theresa Foundation’s biggest philanthropy is the orphanage that is home to more or less 60 street children. Originally located in Barangay 31, Santo Niño Cogon, Cagayan de Oro, the Child Development Center – Home for Street Children has transferred to its new location at Maitum, Upper Puerto. It is open to street children aged 7 to 17 years old who have been living and/ or working in the streets. The center welcomes children who are no longer with their families, and even those who are still in contact with their families but prefer to roam the streets. Children taken into custody by the police, LGUs, and concerned individuals and organizations are also referred to the MTFI. MFTI provides five basic services for its wards: social services, residential and custodial care, group living services, health care, spiritual enrichment, and proper education.

MTFI extends its services to the children in the surrounding communities. The organization solicits the cooperation of parents for treatment and rehabilitation of children who are most in need of them. MTFI is also willing to provide intervention for parents and children in need of the organization’s assistance. One of MFTI’s most shining success stories was shared by Rusty Quintana, is now on his last year of college taking up Bachelor of Science in Development Communication (DevCom) at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan) as a full scholar of the Henry Howard Scholarship Program. Rusty has guested in national television on Sharon Cuneta’s Kasama Mo Kapatid, One Moment at a Time where he shared his life story, and has a growing reputation as an artist and leader in his own merits, representing Mindanao in the H National Youth Parliament Congress; team member of the British Council 2008 Awardee “I Am A Change Maker” Pioneer;

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UGMAD Fest highlights Tagumenyo farmers TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- The City Government of Tagum values the farmers for the good harvest in the city through celebration of the 3rd UGMAD Festival 2015 at Rotary Park, Tagum City. “This is a way in which we honor our farmers and a way of giving importance to the different agricultural products of our city,” Mayor Allan Rellon said during the festival’s opening ceremony last September 4, 2015 at the Rotary Park. Highlighting the festival opening was the Carroza y Pintados de Carabao, where different painted Carabaos and their Carroza full of fruits and other farm products were paraded in the city’s major thoroughfares.

At least, 22 painted Carabaos paraded in this year’s competition, where Barangay Pagsabangan was awarded as the best Carroza while Mr. Robert Rasos got awarded as 1st placer in the Pintados competition. Also dotting the threeweek festival is the Agri-Trade fair at the Rotary Park which features Durian Trade Fair, Livestock and Poultry Expo, Farmers Forum, First pointed beta show, Scrap Art Exhibit, Kublai Art Exhibit, UGMAD Quiz Bee and Poster Slogan Contest, Dog Fashion Show, Agriculture trade fair, Photography Competition, Sikad sa Kadalanan and the search for the best native lechon competition. During the opening pro-

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ADVOCACY FOR EDUCATION – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ was accompanied by former Provincial Board Member JIGJAG PELAEZ as he distributed books to MALINAO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL in Gingoog City. This distribution is anchored on Resolution No. 303-2014 of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental to institutionalize the “A Happy Reading and Writing Habit Program” to all public elementary and high schools in the Province. Present during the simple turn-over ceremony were the Barangay Council headed by Barangay Chairman ALICIA L. CONDEZA, school’s faculty and staff headed by RIZZA ESTRERA and the GPTA Officers of the school. provided photo

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The Open High School Program By MARIA CONCEPCION E. CABUNDOCAN, Teacher I Kinura Elementary School Kinura, Kalilangan, Bukidnon

In line to the purpose of meeting educational needs of young Filipinos, the education department implements different programs. These programs are also to mend and patch up problems that could hinder Filipino kids to be successful in the future. The creation of Open High School Program (OHSP) is part of this solution. It is an alternative mode of formal secondary education program run by the Bureau of Secondary Education (BSE) of the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Republic of the Philippines. T h e pro g r am pro vides an opp or tunity for elementar y school graduates, high school drop-outs and successful examinees of the Philippine Education Placement Test (PEPT) to complete secondary education in a different learning mode compare to the regular one. T he re a l i z at i on of this program is through providing printed selflearning mo dules for students to use for their lessons and activities. Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email:

RE: Application for the grant of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and to charge deregulated rates pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. SURIGAO MOTORBOAT TRANSPORT COOP. CASE NO. SUR 15-100 Applicant x - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x ORDER This refers to the Application for Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC), to operate the vessel MBCA “SMTC-1” pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR as sevice for hire (for the carriage of passengers) in the route/s: Surigao City to any port of Dinagat Island to Surigao Del Norte and vice versa. The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 30 September 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning at the MARINA, Regional Office, PPL/Lt Mario B. Portus, Jr. PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the cause is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q. Mejia, Jr. PhD, this 16th day of September 2015, Surigao City, Philippines.

In order for one to avail this program, he must be a Filipino citizen, independent learner and have completed the prerequisite grade or year level. In addition, he must pass the Independence Learning Readiness Test (ILRT) and the Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) that shall be provided. OHSP is one strategic measure implemented in order to provide learners who will be globally ready in the future. OHSP is more than a program. The student under this could be able to learn in independent and timemanaged manner, encouraging effective learning. In substance and in form, learners could be globally competitive, as well. Education is one means to success. This is a maxim that most people in governance believe, reason behind numerous educational programs. There are programs that perhaps do not line on the manner that some people could attend, on why alternative programs such as OHSP are implemented. Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email:

RE: Application for the Amendment of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a tramper service in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and to charge deregulated rates pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations. JERRY S. RECONES., CASE NO. SUR 15-101-A Applicant. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x ORDER This refers to the Application for the Amendment of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) in view of the PERMANENT ADDITION/REDUCTION OF PORT/LINK/ROUTE/SHIP, to operate the vessel/s MBCA “JSV FRESH & FROZEN-7” pursuant to RA 9295 and its R-IRR under the following:


ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director MDN: Sept 18, 2015

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

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0161-2015 (R.A. 10172) In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that DALLY MORALES ROGADOR has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error of the child’s sex from “F” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of DALLY MORALES ROGADOR, who was born on September 29, 1983 at Butuan Maternity and Gen. Hosp., Butuan City, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are EDUARDO GEBANA ROGADOR and NORMA LOOD MORALES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 September 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 11 & 18, 2015

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--About 19 farmerbeneficiaries from the municipality of San Miguel, Surigao del Sur took their oath recently at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 27 as confirmation of being the new agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The said oath taking is significant to instill the roles and regulations of becoming an ARB and what are their obligations upon receiving the land awarded to them. Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email:



NOTICE is hereby given that ARMANDO ELANDAG has applied with MARINA Regional Office XIII for the Approval / Confirmation of Local Sale and Transfer of Ownership of the vessel ML 3 BROTHERS in favor of SOCOR CONST.RUCTION CORPORATION, with a subsequent Change of Vessels name to ML SOCR CONSTRUCTION & JULIUS T. DUMAY for the Approval / Confirmation of Local Sale and Transfer of Ownership of the vessel MBCA JULES JALIFEAN-1 in favor of EAST COAST MINERAL RESOURCES CO. INC., with a subsequent Change of Vessels name to MBCA SAN ANTONIO NICKEL-1 This Authority will hear this petition on 30 September 2015 at 8:45 & 9:00 o’clock in the morning respectively at the MARINA Maritime Regional Office XIII, Port Area, Surigao City. Petitioner/s shall be allowed to present their documentary evidence, after proof of compliance with the requirement of publication. Parties opposed to this petition must file their opposition in writing with this Office, within ten (10) days from publication of the Notice of Hearing, likewise supported by documentary evidence, furnishing a copy to the petitioner. The petitioner/s shall cause the publication of this Notice of Hearing once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines within (7) days from the date of hearing. Petitioner/s should likewise serve a copy of the petition and this notice to the affected parties at least five (5) days before the initial hearing. Proof of compliance of publication of Notice of Hearing is pre-requisite to the pre-hearing conference. WITNESS, the Honorable Administrator, MAXIMO Q. MEJIA JR., PhD. this 16th day of September 2015, Surigao City, Philippines. ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO Regional Director

Among the obligations cited include the paying of their annual amortization with Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), prohibition period of 10 years not to sell, transfer or convert the awarded lot unless fully paid at LBP and cultivate the land productively, among others. EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ELBERTO L. HERNANI, who died on July 10, 2014 at Cagayan de Oro City; the deceased at the time of his death left a parcel of land particularly described as follows, to wit; “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 19086-A, Psd-10-005041 being a portion of Lot 19086, Cad 369-D, Cagayan Cadastre Ext.,) situated in the Barrio of Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of One Hundred Eighty Three (183) square meters, more or less, covered by TCT No. T-38781 under Tax Declaration No. 73393, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered by and among, MELODINA C. HERNANI, widow, ROBERT JAMES C. HERNANI, GIL STEPHEN C. HERNANI, VINCENT RAY C. HERNANI, LILIAN KAY C. HERNANI, minor and RENZ STEVEN C. HERNANI, minor and a residents of Purok 2, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City, the above named parties are the only legitimate and surviving Heirs. Parties hereto being all of legal ages, with full capacity to contract and pursuant to the provision of Rule 74 of the Rules of Court, they have agreed to waive and quitclaim the above-described parcel of land to our mother MELODINA C. HERNANI. As per Doc. No. 109; Page No. 22; Book No. 167; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. GIL U. BANAAG. MDN: SEPT. 4, 11 & 18, 2015

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The obligations stated above are also relative to one of the requirements of the LBP in the processing of Voluntary Offer to Sell Claim Folders (VOSCFs) and/ or Compulsory Acquisition Claim Folders (CACFs) to ensure that the identified farmer-beneficiaries have

Notice of Publication RA 10172

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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 MAE LOVELLA RICO BINGHOY has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s sex (OCRG copy) from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAE LOVELLA V. RICO at Davao City and whose parents is LIBERATO R. RICO and TERESITA O. VILLACARLOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than October 02, 2015. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 18 & 25, 2015

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



In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10l72), Notice is hereby served to the public that LELANIE ROSALEJOS SANCHEZ has filed with this office a Petition for Change of First Name from “LUZ” to “LELANIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LUZ BERSALES ROSALEJOS, who was born on January 14, 1962 at Butuan Maternity Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan and whose parents are MAGDALENO RODOLFO ROSALEJOS and GLORIA AUONSO BERSALES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 September 2015. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 11 & 18, 2015

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City


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underwent a thorough selection process conducted by the Municipal Agrarian Reform Program Officers provided in Section 22 of Republic Act No. 6657 also known as the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law. (NGBT/Myra Q. Yu-DAR-IO/PIA-Surigao del Sur)

Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao

Mindanao Daily The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 30 Septembert 2015 at 9:55 o’ clock in the morning at the MARINA Surigao Regional Office, PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the case is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q Mejia, Jr., PhD, this 16th day of September 2015, Surigao City, Philippines.

MDN: Sept 18, 2015

19 SurSur agrarian reform beneficiaries take oath

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that HALIL P. ABATON has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “SHIHAM” to “SIHAM ALTHEA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of SHIHAM SOLAIMAN ABATON who was born on AUGUST 11, 2005 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are HALIL PAGARIONGAN ABATON and BAIPOTE SANI SOLAIMAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 20, 2015. (Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 11 & 18, 2015

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

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao Oriental Municipality of Cateel



Publication Notice R.A. 10172 September 07, 2015


In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that EVANGELINE P. ALINDAJAO has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “EVANGELIKA” to “EVANGELINE” and the correction of entry in the date of birth from “NOVEMBER 13, 1955” to “OCTOBER 11, 1955” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EVANGELIKA PAJO at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Felipe Pajo and Flora Romeo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than September 27, 2015. (Sgd) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civi Registrar MDN: Sept 11 & 18, 2015

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0042-2015 Date: September 7, 2015 CCE-0039-2015(R.A. 10172 In Compliance with the Publication requirements and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ROSEMARIE L. DEL ROSARIO has filed with this office, a petition for Change of Gender from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROSEMARIE LAURENTE at San Alfonso, Cateel Davao Oriental and whose parents are ELVIE U. IWAMOTO and JOSE E. LAURENTE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file her written opposition to this office not later than September 17, 2015. (Sgd.) LEDAMIN U. CASTILLONES Municipal Civil Registrar

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Archdiocese to host group discussion today on Pope’s encyclical THE Conference IS SCHEDULED TODAY (September 18, 2015) from 2-5 in the afternoon at THE 2nd Floor Cronin Hall, St. Augustine Cathedral, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY Petition signing for Global Catholic Climate Movement to follow

ern Mindanao to join a conference on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment to be followed by a call to action with the signing of a petition for the Global Catholic Climate By MIKE BAÑOS Movement. Editor-at-large In a pastoral letter addressed to the THE Roman Catholic Archdiocese lay faithful in the archdiocese, civil of Cagayan de Oro is inviting the society, government agencies, business, people of Cagayan de Oro and North- media and academic institutions and

members-partners of Tulay Kalinaw Mindanao, H.E. Most Rev. Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J., D.D. Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro explained the rational for the conference. “As part of our collective effort to learn how to ‘Care for our Common Home’, I am inviting you and your organization/institution See group, page A11

PhilRice’s climate change-resilient varieties for Vismin

A STUDY made by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) identified two climate change-resilient varieties suitable for irrigated lowlands in the Visayas and Mindanao. Titled Location-specific irrigated rice varieties resilient to climate change, the study identified NSIC Rc308 (Tubigan 26) and NSIC Rc358 (Tubigan 30) as climate change-resilient varieties with superior performance in irrigated lowland ecosystems. Thelma Padolina, lead researcher, said that varieties with superior locationspecific performance and

See climate, page A11

Irrigation official: Dry spell hardly felt in N. Mindanao

DENR eyes new policy on ‘tenure’

AMID the challenges of climate change and food security, The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has proposed a new policy on tenure to forge the way for sustainable forest and land management. The national government and Germany’s foremost official development assistance agency have scheduled a National Conference on the Governance of Tenure in the Context of Climate Change, Food Security and Sustainable Forest Management as a way forward to sustainable land management and a national tenure system reform, The Conference, to be

improved resistance to lodging and biotic stresses must be bred and recommended to help the farmers adapt to climate change. “The two recommended varieties have relatively high yield advantage over their check varieties. The NSIC Rc308 has a yield advantage of 5.5% in the Visayas and 4.0% in Mindanao in contrast with PSB Rc82. NSIC Rc358 outyielded PSB Rc18 by 12%,” Padolina said. NSIC Rc308 and the NSIC Rc358 are 2013 PhilRice-bred varieties. Under favorable irrigated lowland ecosystems,

By ERCEL MAANDIG Correspondent

Fishermen in Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin fixing their nets. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mike Baños, NPN

led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in cooperation with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH), will be held on September 22, 2015 at the Eastwood Richmonde

Hotel, Libis, Quezon City. DENR Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje will grace the event together with German Ambassador Thomas Ossowski. Lawmakers, officials, and representatives from national government agencies, the private sector, civic groups, academe, See TENURE, page A11

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– An irrigation official yesterday said the El Niño phenomenon can hardly be felt in Northern Mindanao. National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Regional Director Ramon Bugacia for Northern Mindanao has allayed fears that the dry spell would have an adverse effect on the region’s farm outputs. Earlier, the governmentrun weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that the El Niño phenomenon will

likely intensify next year. Despite the extreme weather prediction, Bugacia said “there is nothing to worry as it did not seriously hit Northern Mindanao.” He said central and southern Mindanao will be the most-affected areas when El Niño intensifies for at least six to seven months in 2016. However, he said his agency is prepared should the dry spell hit the region next year. He explained that NIA’s Irrigation Management Office (IMO) is now implementing a “graphing calendar” scheme for rice cropping to cushion the impact of El Niño.

He said the IMOs are not imposing to farmers three-cropping strategies as part of the “calendar graph.” Under the calendar graphing, farmers will determine an ample cropping between the two seasons, which are dry, which will occur from November to April, and wet season from May to October. In anticipation with the El Nino, the farmers have to fall the second cropping on the dry season in order to have a good harvest. Northern Mindanao has 31,000 hectares of rice fields, according to NIA head for operations in Northern Mindanao Mr. Aguinaldo Cruz. See SPELL, page A11

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GSIS offers new benefit enhancements for members, pensioners State pension fund Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) today announced that its members and pensioners will receive additional benefits starting this September 2015. First, the funeral benefit of GSIS members and pensioners will be increased from Php20,000 to Php30,000. “The funeral benefit

was last increased in 2001 or 14 years ago when it was raised from Php18,000 to Php20,000. The increase is long overdue”, President and General Manager Robert Vergara said. In addition, more than 272,000 regular old-age and disability pensioners as of 31 December 2014, will receive a one-time benefit equivalent to one-month pension,

or Php10,000 whichever is lower. Finally, GSIS will be introducing a “milestone” benefit scheme for nearly 6,000 pensioners who, as of 1 September 2015 are 90 to 94 years old that will be granted a milestone benefit of Php20,000; over 1,100 pensioners who are 95 to 99 years old will receive Php50,000; and 181

Davao Light extends service to Davao City’s last three barangays in the south Davao Light and Power Co. is now finally serving the last three barangays in the southern area of its franchise namely Brgy. Baganihan, Brgy. Datu Salumay and Brgy. Buda, which are still part of Davao City. Last August 27, Davao Light, through a Memorandum of Agreement, has finally taken-over these barangays which were previously served by the First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative (FIBECO). While Davao City has been long time part of Davao Light’s franchise, it is just now that the electric utility was able to fully cover the farthest limit of the city’s area of responsibility in the south. Aside from the hardwork of the men and women of Davao Light, this milestone was also achieved with the help of Davao City’s 3rd District Congressman Isidro T. Ungab. Electric distribution lines and poles were extended up to these areas which are approximately 60 kms. away from Calinan proper or 90 kms. from the city’s downtown area. Prior to the actual takeover, Davao Light team went to these barangays to conduct an orientation and contract signing to the new customers. The orientation was held simultaneously in Brgy. Datu Salumay and Brgy. Buda covered courts. This was participated in by the

Residents of Brgy. Datu Salumay listen to Revenue Management Dept. Supervisor Lovell Manguiob as he shares important Billing and Collection information during the orientation at the Brgy.’s covered court.

Davao Light’s Jeffrey Jomer Madolora assists new customers during the contract signing simultaneously held with the barangay orientation.

representatives of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Office of the City Building Official, and the staff and officials of

Davao Light EVP and COO Arturo Milan (5th from right) leads the ceremonial switch-on at Brgy. Buda with other company executives, representatives of the Bureau of Fire Protection, Office of the City Building Official, FIBECO, and the local government.

After the ceremonial switch-on, Davao Light EVP and COO Arturo Milan delivers a message to the company’s new customers from Davao City District 3’s Brgy. Buda.

FIBECO. The local government also graced the event as represented by Councilor Petit Prinsipe and Engr. Alberto Ungab, Chief of Staff of Congressman Ungab. And together with Davao Light’s EVP and COO Arturo M. Milan, VP for Engineering Rodger S. Velasco and AVP for Retail Services Group Arnold L. Arsolon, a ceremonial switchon was conducted. This was witnessed by the residents of the three barangays and some Davao Light employees. “We’re glad that we’ve finally covered the entire city of Davao. And we’re happier to tell them that Davao Light will not only provide electricity service to their community but we will also extend our corporate social responsibility projects to them which is what we have been doing to various communities within our franchise.” said Milan in his speech during the customer-orientation. This takeover adds up 399 new customers to the 345,621 customers of Davao Light as of August 2015.

pensioners who are 100 years old and above will get Php100,000. Starting 2 September 2015 and thereafter, regular pensioners will be paid the following milestone benefit on their birthday: Php20,000 to pensioners who will turn 90 years old; Php30,000 to pensioners who will turn 95 years old; and, Php50,000 to pensioners who will turn

100 years old. “Our pensioners who are 90 years old and above are the most vulnerable members of GSIS”, Vergara said. GSIS is in a position to enhance these benefits due to its record financial performance in 2014. Total assets reached Php908 billion while income spiked to Php140 billion and revenues to Php231 billion.

Under Republic Act No. 8291 (GSIS Act of 1997), the GSIS Board of Trustees is empowered to approve and adopt guidelines that will increase the benefits of GSIS members. The benefit enhancements will not have any adverse impact on the fund life of the Social Insurance Fund which stand at 2049 or 35 years.

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Being a Teacher: A service above profession By APRIL JYNNE D. TORREGOSA, Teacher I Imbariz Elementary School Imbariz Malinao, Kalilangan Bukidnon

Invitation to Bid Rehabilitation/Repair Works for Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College Building and Facilities Damaged by Typhoon @ Ditsaan Ramain, Lanao Del Sur The Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College of Ditsaan, Ramain Lanao del Sur through the General Fund-FY 2015 intends to apply the sum of Five Million Seven Hundred Ninety Thousand Pesos (PhP. 5,790,000.00) being the Approve Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for Rehabilitation/Repair Works for Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College building and facilities at Ditsaan- Ramain, Lanao del Sur with Contract Reference No. AMPSC/ CF-001/2015 Completion of the works is required 120 Calendar Days. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening.

Activities of Procurement: • Advertising/Posting of ITB • Availability of Bid Documents • Pre Bid Conference • Submission/Opening of Bids • Bids Evaluation • Post Qualification • Approval of BAC/Issuance of NOA • Contract Signing • Issuance of NTP

Date: September 17, 2015 September 120 2015 October 1, 2015 October 14, 2015 October 18, 2015 October 20, 2015 October 27, 2015 November 10, 2015 November 24, 2015

1. Prospective bidders should possess a valid PCAB License applicable to contract, have completed a similar contract with a value of at least 50% of the ABC, and have key personnel and equipment (Listed in the Eligibility Form) available for the execution of the contract. The BAC will use the non-discretionary Pass/Fail criteria in the Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary examination of Bids. The BAC will conduct post qualification of the lowest calculated bid. 2. All particulars relative to the Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference, Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) 3. The BAC will issue to the prospective bidders Eligibility Forms at BAC Office, 1/F Administration Office, Adiong Memorial Polytechnic College Extension Building, Ampuan Street, Madaya Lilod, Marawi City upon their submission of letter of intent (LOI), and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of Php. 5,790.00 All bidding documents payment shall be paid only to BAC secretariat as authorized collecting Officer. 4. Interested eligible bidders may obtain further information from Adiong Memorial Polytechnic State College Extension Bldg, Ampuan Street Marawi City, Lanao del Sur-(BAC Secretariat) and inspect the Bidding Documents at the address given below from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday to Thursday.

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.” − Joyce Meyer Teachers around the world will be celebrating World’s Teachers Day this October. This event primarily aim to show that teachers are very important in the society being individuals who guide students to be better people today and in the future. A teacher is created in order to teach and to serve.

Being Proactive: A habit a true leader should possess By ELIZABETH Z. MADERSE, Master Teacher I Kinura Elementary School Kinura, Kalilangan, Bukidnon

Prac t icing to b e a leader is a mixture of a challenging and exciting task, and a leader should be effective in performing such. Leadership is challenging because being a leader means a lot of tough situations and problems that lies ahead. In tackling all of these, there is no turning back and a leader should be brave and courageous to face these situations and problems. Most of the times, as well, a leader will be in a situation where he plans, organizes, makes sure that things run as planned, tests and risks. The achievement of their goal as a group depends on

The LGU of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites all interested bonafide bidders to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project: BANBAN-LOWER NANGKA ONE LANE ROAD Municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental

Scope of work 1. Item 102 2. Item 102 3. Item 104 4. Item 105 5. Item 407.3.4 6. Item 500 7. Item 504

Excavation (Common Soil) Excavation (Rock Excavation) Embarkment Subgrade Preparation Box Culvert (pipeline Protection) RCPC Groute Riprap

Estimated Project Cost - Php. 2,200,000.00 All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR).

MDN: Sept 18, 2015

Project Reference Number:15-06 Name of the Project : Banban-Lower Nangka One Lane Road Location of the Project: Villanueva, Misamis Oriental


Note: AMPSC assume no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify the bidder for any expense or loss that maybe incurred in the preparation of bids.

In a business book written by author Steven R. Covey, he stated that one of the habits of effective people is being proactive. It means that taking initiative in life through realizing that decisions are the prime determining factor for effectivity in life. Leader should also make sure that these decisions should be in line with his principles and paradigms as a leader. In addition, being proactive is being responsible with the choice and consequences that might follow. Leadership is an influence. Thus, to be a good influence to his comrades, he should be proactive, not just in leading but also in all aspects in his life.

Standard Form Number: SF-GOOD-05 Revised on: July 28, 2004

Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) Office 1st Floor, AMPSC, Administrative Building Extension Office, Ampuan Street, Madaya Lilod Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur Mobile Phone: 09753635020 Email: Signed: Ms. Pindoraga M. Diamla BAC Chairman Bids and Awards Committee

him and how he handles the situation and leads each one of his constituent. Thus, he should be well-equipped in handling these responsibilities. Leadership is exciting also because it involves learning a lot of things, which would not be gained in just an ordinary situation. Lots of knowledge comes at hand beyond comfort zones; it is gained after taking responsibilities, performing duties and doing tasks that are not normally done. Further, in doing exciting and challenging leadership tasks, a leader must be effective in performing such tasks in order to be successful.

Name of the Procuring Entity LGU of Villanueva

5. For further information, please refer to: Mr. Hamzah C. Abdullah Head, BAC Secretariat

They are every child’s guide light in traveling to the future and through him, they will have a good one. It is a teacher’s duty to equip skills and knowledge to students mind because these are their instruments to have the best future they want to have. Every student has encountered various kinds of teachers in which some of them are hated and some are loved. However, it is pretty sure that they love even those

teachers who disappointed, scolded and insulted them because it is where most learning came from. After all, they are teachers whose aim for students is to learn from them. Being a teacher is not simply being a teacher by profession but is all about being a servant to the public she doesn’t even know one by one. A teacher is also, at the same time, a parent to children who are not from her own home and a leader to students who could possibly her own leader someday.

The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows: Activities Schedule Issuance of Bid Documents Submission of Eligibility Documents Pre-bid Conference Submission of Bids Opening of Bids

September 18, 2015 – October 28, 2015 September 18, 2015 – October 2, 2015 October 2, 2015 – 2:00 P.M. October 16, 2015 – 12:00 P.M. October 16, 2015 – 2:00 P.M.

The LGU of Villanueva assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. The Bids and Awards Committee of Villanueva, Mis. Or. Reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any defects or formality therein and to accept bids considered complying and most advantageous to the government.

The IRR-A of RA 9184 shall govern the bidding process


(SGD.) SALVADOR S. GALADO BAC Chairman MDN: Sept 18, 2015

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God wants you to become prosperous money that’s why; they will “hoard it below the ground for safe keeping.” Even to their “costly garments,” they will put it below the ground for preservation. This ideas and styles were not “acceptable to Jesus” since this is supposed to be shared and given to others. Proverb says,” blessings are too small when it is put in our hands, but if it is shared, it will be multiplied many times. If

you want a big world, give to others. Blessings always look small if you hold them in your hands, but when you share it with others; you will realize how big and precious they are. There is no wrong of having more wealth and treasure as long as it is acquired legally and with honesty. God wants you to become prosperous because you are his beloved child. You have a rich Father that can provide all the things

that you need even how expensive and big it is. Jeremiah 29:11-12”`For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, `plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. `Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:

about climate change-re- something, to care for our silient varieties, call or text common home.” from page A2 Pope Francis’ encyclical the PhilRice Text Center tween Filipinos who have 0920 911 1398. stresses that environmental migrated abroad and their ecology is closely linked to families in the Philippines), an “ecology of man.” Our and capital transfers be- from page A8 relationship to the enviCruz said the biggest area ronment stems from our tween households (i.e., the provision of resources for is in Bukidnon, followed relationship to one another. capital purposes, such as for by Misamis Occidental, The Bishop said it is construction of residential and the third largest is in within the capacity of every houses, between resident Lanao del Norte. individual to help care for On September 23, the creation even in simple and non-resident households without anything of NIA will inaugurate the ways, thus, lay men and economic value being sup- P500-million worth of “res- women, organizations, inervoir irrigation project” stitutions and every faithful plied in return). 2. There are some limita- at the village of Mangga in are encouraged to observe tions on the remittance data Tangub City with an area of and actively participate in by source. A common prac- 640 hectares. the stewardship – protectice of remittance centers in tion of our Mother Earth. various cities abroad is to “One of the activities we course remittances through from page A8 foster is a response to the to a Theological Con- problem of Climate Change. correspondent banks, most of which are located in ference on Laudato Si’ on Thus, we are invited to let the U.S. Also remittances September 18, 2015 from our voices join Pope Francoursed through money 2:00-5:00PM at 2nd Floor cis’ call for Climate Justice couriers cannot be disag- Cronin Hall, St. Augustine and actively participate in gregated by actual country Cathedral. the Global Catholic CliBishop Ledesma said mate Movement signature source and are lodged under the country where the main Rev. Fr. Rey Raluto, Ph.D. campaign,” the archbishop offices are located, which, STHD, a professor of St. said. “Let us gather 10 milin many cases, is in the U.S. John Vianney Theological lion signatures to press our Therefore, the U.S. would Seminar will be the resource political leaders to have poshow as the major source speaker. litical will to reduce carbon The Earth is our Comof OF remittances because dioxide (CO2) emissions.” mon Home banks attribute the origin As a response to Lau“Laudato Si’, Pope Fran- dato Si’, the Archdiocese of of funds to the most imcis’ encyclical to all the Cagayan de Oro launched a mediate source. (BSP) peoples of the world re- Season of Creation during minds us again of our divine the Feast of the city’s patron from page A8 responsibility to care for St. Augustine last August NSIC Rc308 has a maxi- God’s creation that we must 28 which will conclude on mum average yield of 10.9 live out in our daily lives. October 7, 2015, the Feast t/ha and matures in 111 On the contrary, we have of our Birhen sa Kota sa days if transplanted. When neglected this very solemn Cagayan de Oro (Our Lady direct-seeded, it matures in responsibility.” of the Fort of Cagayan de 105 days and has a maxiAccording to the prelate, Oro). mum yield of 8.0 t/ha. Under the people of the Earth have “Her protective image on the same farming condition, failed to conserve, protect the river should remind us NSIC Rc358 can also attain even defend the vast trea- that she is also our Birhen a maximum average yield sures that God bestowed to sa Kinaiyahan (Our Lady of 5.4 t/ha to 9.1 t/ha if humanity. of the Environment). Here transplanted. “Our ecosystems have again, all of us are asked to Both varieties are early- been destroyed from the do our share in protecting maturing. Hence, they can forest down to reefs; our and conserving the environpossibly escape stress condi- once beautiful and bountiful ment by such practices as tions. NSIC Rc308 showed land has been reduced to tree-growing and proper superior performance in mere subject for material- waste management.” Zamboanga del Sur, Davao ism and profits of the few,” The six Sundays of the del Sur, Sultan Kudarat, he stressed. Season of Creation will Eastern Samar, and Aklan. As a result of this ir- focus on various themes According to Padolina, the responsibility many of our related to our care of the variety has intermediate people languish in poverty, environment and our hureaction to pests such as deprivation and inequalities man society. stemborer, brown planthop- as graphically experienced Those who wish to join per, and bacterial leaf light. by Cagayan de Oro with the the theological conference NSIC Rc358 is consid- tragedy brought by Sendong. may contact Ms. Myrna A. ered as an all-season variety “We must listen to the Siose – 09498393383 or Ms. for Visayas. Padolina said cry of the earth and integral Ada Estepa – 09263667968. that it is suitable for the to it, is to listen to the cry transplanting culture in the of the poor,” he added. provinces of Samar, Aklan, “In the face of this enor- from page A1 and Bohol. mous challenge, the Holy and San Joaquin in Pasig Padolina added that the Father reminds us of the City; Guadalupe and Valendevelopment of location- centrality of “ecological con- zuela in Makati City; Hulo in specific, high-yielding, and version,” a transformation of Mandaluyong City; PUP Sta. climate change-resilient the heart. It is only through Mesa, Sta. Ana, Lambingan, varieties are among the this process of renewal, as Lawton, Escolta, and Plaza cost-effective strategies to we regain our identity as Mexico all in Manila. It is increase rice yields. stewards of creation, we open from 6am to 6pm daily For more information can see the urgency to do from Mondays to Sundays.

Under chairman Tolentino, the Pasig River Ferry System was revived April last year by MMDA, the Department of Transportation and Communication, and the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, in the midst of traffic congestion problems resulting from numerous road infrastructure projects. According to data, total ridership of the ferry system has reached 121, 839 as of August 26. Tolentino has b een praised for leading the MMDA in its role of finding solutions to the huge traffic problem of Metro Manila.

crucial in the fight against climate change Forests play key roles in the mitigation and adaptation of climate change, from mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, to adapting to the severe impacts of climate change. The Government of the Philippines recognizes this important linkage and implements a broad array of related programs and strategies. Among these are the National Greening Program (NGP) and the Philippine National REDD-Plus Strategy (PNRPS), implemented by the DENR-Forest Management Bureau (FMB) aimed at reducing deforestation, promote sustainable forest management, rehabilitate the country’s forests, and improve livelihoods of the people. Addressing challenges in land governance: Clear tenure provides perspectives for a better future for people and the environment. “Open access” forestlands and contested land tenure are among the major drivers of deforestation and forest degradation in the country. In the Philippine’s upland areas, millions of people (approximately one-third of the population) live illegally on public forestlands, without security of tenure, and frequently many overlapping claims exist for the same pieces of land. This is often at the root

The Gospel of Jesus Christ (September18, 2015-Friday) Matthew 6:19-23- lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye

be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that darkness: In our gospel, we can see that “Jesus criticized the people of Israel for keeping their treasures” and wealth. According to St. Jerome Biblical commentary page 74-“Archaeologists” discovered coins in their ancient houses and this reflects that it was very hard for them to acquire






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and people’s organizations will also be present during the event. The Philippine government recognizes the need to identify and close gaps in the forest management and tenure regime as well as to provide clear guidance in the issuance of tenure and land use rights. In this context, DENR, in cooperation with GIZ, has conducted a Study on the Governance of Tenure in the Philippines to develop a policy instrument for the issuance of a unified tenure system. Such a system would improve the governance of natural resource management and enable broader access to forest land with positive impacts on environmental management and rural development. The policy proposes a shift toward a unified tenure system and strengthened inter-government cooperation. It also aims to address issues of land and forest governance, and lead to sustainable land and resource management. Governance of tenure is crucial for sustainable development in PH Millions of Filipinos depend on forests, farmland, and fishing waters for livelihoods and food security. With continued economic and demographic growth, competition for land and natural resources is increasing, often leading to unsustainable use, loss, and depletion of the country’s rich forest, soil, biological diversity, and water resources. Climate change and natural disasters exacerbate these pressures. In this context, the governance of land and natural resources – their conservation, management, distribution, and use – is of vital importance for the country’s sustainable development. The Philippine government recognizes forests are

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of unsustainable resource use practices and resourcerelated conflicts. By clarifying tenure rights, people will have incentives to preserve and sustainably manage land, forests, and biodiversity. This benefits people and the environment alike. News release

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No evacuation has so far been implemented but coastal communities under the Phivolcs’ tsunami watch are told to “Wait and listen for updates”. These include Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Quezon, Aurora, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Catanduanes, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte. The strong quake has a depth of 33 kilometers and was seen 46 kilometers West of Illapel, Chile in South America, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS). The USGS report cited the quake occurred “as the result of thrust faulting on the interface between the Nazca and South America plates in Central Chile.” In the Philippines, minor quakes have so far been reported. As of 2 p.m. on Thursday, 3 magnitude earthquake, with a depth of 24 kms, was observed 36 kilometers southwest of Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat.


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