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DOH-10 isolates OFWs for possible MERS infection By CHENG ORDOÑEZ Associate Editor

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OCULAR INSPECTION. Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy discusses with the delegates of the House Congressional Oversight Committee on Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (COC-CAAP) the problems they encountered while conducting the ocular inspection on the status of Laguindingan airport in Laguindingan town on April 21. Others present during the inspection are CAAP Area Manager Jose Budiongan, the COC-CAAP members led by Chairman Rep. Cesar V. Sarmiento, Rep. Carlo Lopez, Rep. Marcelino Teodoro, Rep. Xavier Jesus Romualdo, Engr. Edgardo Mangalili (Laguindingan Airport Department Project Manager) and Assistant Secretary Lino Dabi of the infra for sea and air. Photo supplied

Solon wants RP out of the list of countries with IPR violations the US assigns on countries that provide inadequate protection against the violation of intellectual property rights, Rodriguez added. Rodriguez, however, said that a recent study conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a well-known and influential international policy institution, expressed that the Philippines was high on its list of countries that should be removed from the ordinary watch list. According to the CSIS, the USTR should consider See SOLON, page 11

Fair weather prevails THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday that the whole country will continue to experience fair weather despite of the presence of a low pressure area (LPA) inside the

country. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Jori Loiz said the LPA still has no immediate effect to the country. He added that as of 4 a.m. , the LPA was spotted some 550 km east of See weather, page 11

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Agsur’s most wanted falls By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A lawmaker from Cagayan De Oro City is pushing for the removal of the Philippines from the list of countries with intellectual property rights (IPR) violations. Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro’s Second District, said that the Philippines is currently listed under the “Ordinary Watch List” of the annual report of the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) called the “Special 301 Report.” The Ordinary Watch List is the lowest category that

AGAYAN de Oro City-Five of the p ass engers w ho arrived via Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 from United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with a passenger initially screened positive of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), have been traced in Northern Mindanao.

BUTUAN City––A combined team from Tandag City Police Station, led by Supt. Jeffrey Lawrence Duran Mauricio of Surigao del Sur Provincial Police Office, and Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) recently arrested Agusan del Sur’s “Most Wanted Person.” See WANTED, page 11

Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez (3rd from left) leads the ceremonial laying of the capsule during the groundbreaking of the river control construction project in Barangay Tablon in Cagayan de Oro City costing P5 million. Also In the photo are Barangay Chairman Romeo R. Bacarro, Kag. Felix G. Wayan, Kag, Billy Kid S. Auza, Acting District Engineer Anastacio G. Marundan of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and DPWH Assistant District Engineer Mabel F. Saa. Photo courtesy of Ken Dichaves

BSP to demonetize old bills

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is encouraging the public with the old series of currency, bank notes to have them exchanged before they are demonetized, said a bank official here on Monday. Dexter Erick Demafeliz, senior research specialist of the Central Bank of the Philippines here, said that BSP is set to demonetize the old currency notes in

2015 to give way to the full circulation of the new generation currency bank notes. The new generation currency series, in denominations of P 20, P 50, P 100, P 200, P 500 and P 1000, were first circulated in 2010. According to Demafeliz, that they will target to demonetize the old currency notes next year, but they are still See BILLS, page 11

Cowd assures water supply stays potable CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) assures its concessionaires that the water flowing from their faucets is clean, potable, and safe for drinking. Results of the latest physical and chemical exam conducted on COWD water samples, including supply coming from Rio Verde Water Consortium, Inc (RVWCI) have See WATER, page 11

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DOH-10 isolates OFWs for possible MERS infection wednesday, april 23, 2014

By CHENG ORDOÑEZ Associate Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Five of the passengers who arrived via Etihad Airways flight EY 0424 from United Arab Emirates (UAE), along with a passenger initially screened positive of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (MERS-CoV), have been traced in Northern Mindanao. The Department of Health in Region 10 (DOH10) has responded to the growing concern of a possible spread of the deadly MERS virus after a passenger, a Filipino nurse from the United Arab Emirates initially screened positive, arrived last April 15 with more than 400 other travelers. Jun Galban, DOH-10 regional information officer, said through the Regional Epidemiology, Surveillance

and Disaster Response Unit of the DOH- 10, the five passengers who were bound for Northern Mindanao, including Cagayan de Oro City, have already been isolated in government hospitals. Galban said samples taken from the five passengers were sent immediately to the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) for testing with the result due after 48 hours. As of Tuesday morning, Galban said the results have not yet been released to DOH-10. MERS-COV is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in April 2012. Most people who have been confirmed to have MeRS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness, the DOH advisory said. Galban said there have been 243 confirmed cases in 11 countries with 93 deaths

or a case fatality rate of 38 percent. DOH monitoring system showed the countries affected or with confirmed cases are France, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman,

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates. The mode of transmission is through close person-to-person contact via airborne droplets when

coughing or sneezing. The incubation period is 10 to 14 days. Dr. Aristides Tan, DOH 10 regional director, said health authorities are optimistic that the virus can

be contained through tested preventive measures, such as frequent hand washing, proper cough manners and avoiding contact with those with history of travel to and from the affected countries.

Mangundadatu’s brother qualifies to world shoots By SONNY SUDARIA MDN-ARMM/Region 12

ILIGAN City––Mangundadatu’s brother has qualified to the Philippine Team for the World Shoots during the three-day Level III Qualifying Match hosted by the Iligan City Practical Shooters Committee (IPSC) held at Sapra Firing range, VW Salvador Laya Memorial, Pendugangan, Tipanoy here. At least 359 shooters have registered for the April 4-6 qualifying match which was sanctioned by Philippines Practical Shooters Association (PPSA). Datu Al Wali Mangundadatu received Junior Open Champion Award, and Datu Rubbil Mangundadatu Junior Standard Category Awards Champion all from Sultan Kudarat Province Team Youngprince Region 12. Ag g re g ate Aw ard e e Open were received as newly 2014 Champion See SHOOTS, page 11

Team Sultan Kudarat Shooters from left to right seating Datu Al Wali Mangundadatu, Open 1st Runner Up Aggregate Award and Junior Category Open Champion, Gov. Teng Mangundadatu, PPSA-Philippine Practical Shooters Association Executive, Sonny V. Sudaria OF Mindanao Daily News Bureau-ARMM/Region 12, and Junior Category Champion Datu Yassin Mangundadatu (standing) Datu Rubbil Mangundadatu (Standard Champion Junior Category Awards), and Datu Muhaimin and Lito Ladroma of Team Youngprince Shooters in Sultan Kudarat are all smiles after attending the three-day IPSC/PPSA-sanctioned match of World Shoots Qualifier held at VW Salvador Laya Memorial, Sapra Firing Range Level III at Tipanoy in Iligan City last April 4, 5, and 6, 2014.


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393 assistance centers Buffet of Blessings served at the Feast established in Normin By CRIS DIAZ Mindanao Daily News Executive Editor

CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan De Oro City – The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Northern Mindanao has put up 393 police assistance centers in the region during the observance of the Holy Week, a senior police officer said on Monday. Po l . S u p t . M i c h a e l Pareja, spokesperson of the PNP in Region 10, said that the centers comprises 176-motorist assistance centers/desks and 217-police assistance centers. He said that the PNP established the centers in cooperation with the Department of Health, Land Transportation Office, Department of Public Works and Highways and the local government units’ Barangay Police. According to Pareja, the establishment of the assistance centers was in line with the orders of the PNP regional Chief

Police jail teen, minor for ‘theft’ By Bonne Zalzos Liceo U Masscom interns

POLICE authorities on April 14 jailed a teenager and minor after they were caught stealing more than P1,000-worth of clothing items inside SM City in Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City. Benny Ty, customer relations representative of SM City, and security guard Jess Rail Canama brought 19-year-old Chairmaine Solano and a minor to Police Precinct 4, also in Barangay Carmen, after Canama discovered various clothing items worth P1,729.75 from the girls’ shoulder bags.

Supt. Isagani Genabe, Jr. to ensure the safety of all commuters, motorist, both local and foreign tourist and thousands of people during the observance of the Lenten Season. He said that the PNP established the assistance centers in all places of convergence such as churches, bus terminals, seaports, airports, public markets, malls, and beaches. Aside from the establishment of the assistance centers the PNP has also coordinated closely with the military in putting up checkpoints and inspection of vital installations such as power and communication lines in the region, Pareja said. He said that the observance of the Holy Week in Northern Mindanao was generally peaceful. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City NESTOR P. MENDOZA Applicant/s

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of issuance of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FREIGHT service on the line ;Within Cagayan de Oro City to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of THREE(3)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22ND day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City ROSENDO S. SOUBIRON -Vendor Case No; 2014-10-670 ALEXIS MEYNAR M. TAN-Vendee 2010-1--1458

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer of certificate of public convenience to operate TH FRIEGHT service on the line;Within Iligan City to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of April, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of extension of validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Bayabas and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of April, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

“Discipleship is Friendship”…. that is the guiding principle Bro. Bo Sanchez, the founder of Light of Jesus Family, taught its members. It is also the very foundation and reason why the Feast CDO continues to grow its number from 10 members in April 10, 2010 to the current attendees of 150. What is the Feast? It is a Catholic event of the Light of Jesus Family. Each week, members and attendees gather for a joyful worship and listen to God’s word through the Holy Mass and through an inspiring and life-changing

talks which reaches out to every area in life - spiritual, physical, family, and financial life. The Light of Jesus (LOJ) Family welcomes everyone with open arms just as Jesus came for the sick, the weary and the lost. It is the mission of the Feast to bring the UN-CHURCHED back to God’s loving embrace. There are more than a hundred Feast happening each week here in the Philippines and some areas abroad. Locally, The Feast CDO happens every Saturday, 6-8PM at D’Budgetel, Lifestyle District, Corrales

Extension and in Iligan City, the Light of JesusIligan holds its Chapter Meeting every Sunday, 4:30PM at St. Therese de Avila School. 1st Northern Mindanao Grand Feast 2014 Happening this April 26, 2014 at the City Tourism Hall, 4-8PM. It is a Feast on a grander scale with Four Inspiring Talks POWER 4: Recharge, Reboot, Respond, Renew. Three powerful speakers - Bro. Jan Silan of Feast Makati Amorsolo and Salcedo, Bro. Jing Sto. Domingo of Feast Davao and Bro. Aben Garlan of Feast CDO.

Two united cities to bring this event - Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. One huge event to look forward to. Be super-blessed! Tickets are available at Jabagat Dental Clinic, Lifestyle District, Corrales Extension, Emchester Travels and Tours Stop, Ororama Chains of Stores Rewards/Redemption Area – Cogon and Carmen branches, and at Pryce Gardens CDO Office, 52nd (DTI) Bldg Gaerlan St. For further information, visit their Facebook account: Feast Cagayan de Oro and Facebook fanpage: TheFeastCDO.


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Residents plant trees at denuded foot of Magdiwata By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur--More than a thousand people coming from government and private sectors celebrate a significant Earth Day celebration on Tuesday with the massive planting of trees at the partially denuded and landslide damaged slopes at the foot of Mt. Magdiwata. Mayor Jenny de Asis, a masters degree holder of environmental management, has urged participants for the parenting of the tree

seedlings until they survive by nurturing them through a regular monthly visit in the area. “ We need to sustain this activity if only to rehabilitate the area,” de Asis said. The tree planting activity was held in the San Isidro village just about 500 meters from the national highway where participants plant hardwood tree species like Toog, Mahogany and Acacia. A bald portion of the mountain slope estimated to be about two hectares, which was caused by landslides during the recent typhoon,

was noticeably being given special attention to the massive tree planting activity. Church leaders from the ecumenical group led by Father Artemio Jusayan, parish priest of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, joined the event. Participants took turns in signing the covenant printed on a billboard size tarpaulin to signify their sincere commitment to comanage the protection and preservation of Mt. Magdiwata watershed. “Kami mga Agusanon nga nakaamgo sa kama-

hinugdanon sa Mt. Magdiwata ug nakahibalo sa dili na maayong sitwasyon sa maong bungtod sa pagkakaron, nagadeklara sa among hugot ug kinasingkasing nga suporta sa hiniusang kampanya para sa pagdumala sa Mt. Magdiwata,” read the first paragraph of the covenant spearheaded by Agusan del Sur Environment and Sustainable Development Council (ASESDC). (We, Agusanon, have realized the importance of Mt. Magdiwata and know the critical situation of the mountain, have declared for our strong and heartfelt support for a unified campaign to manage Mt. Magdiwata). Forester Danilo Sarong of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office-Local Government Unit briefed the participants on proper tree planting method and local officials led by Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza started the signing of the covenant before the massive tree planting activity was held. Despite of being declared as permanent watershed trough Presidential Proclamation 282, the 1,652 hectares Mt. Magdiwata watershed is still threatened by indiscriminate logging and mining activities.

Covenant Signing. A college student signs the covenant on a bill-board-size tarpaulin to show her commitment to be a stakeholder in the protection and preservation of Mt. Magdiwata. Photo by Chris V. Panganiban of Mindanao Daily News-Caraga

Tree Planting.

Participants of Earth Day tree planting activity give special attention to the bald slope of the mountain damaged by a landslide during the onslaught of recent Typhoon. Photo by Chris V. Panganiban of Mindanao Daily News-Caraga

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Provvince: Agusan del Norte City/Municipality: Butuan City

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-018-2014 (R.A. 10172)

April 21, 2014

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 has filed with this office a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of BEBERLIE RAOT-RAOT LUGTU, born at Butuan Mat. & General Hospital, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Philippines, and whose parents are REMEDIOS NAVALES RAOT-RAOT and CONRADO GUEVARRA LUGTU. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 08 May 2014. (SGD.) JUDITH ALVIZO-CALO, LLB, MPA City Civil Registrar MDN: Apr. 23 & 30, 2014


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The Only in the Entire Country By JESSICA JOY D. HINACAY City Central School

The Global Filipino Teachers (GFT) is a group of trained teachers for the integration of ICT in classroom instruction specifically through Project-Based Learning (PBL) method. The GFTs of the DepEd-Division of Cagayan de Oro City are the only ones in the elementary level in the entire Philippines. All the other GFTs in the other parts of the country are in the high school level. The GFTs are led by peer coaches and peer mentors. Right now, the spirit of Bayanihan, is very evident as these teachers are into peer mentoring multiplying the skills they acquired from the regular trainings provided to them. It can be remem-

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bered that GFT group was organized by Coalition for Better Education (CBE) and Globe Telecom four years ago. There are already two batches of GFT-CDO to a total of 28 trained GFTs. After implementing their projects and thorough evaluation, the second batch of teachers are now waiting for their official conferment of their proficiency this year. The peer coaches on the other hand will attend the Lead Coach Training on Designing ICT Continuum for K12 this coming May 2014 at Center for Teacher Excellence (CEFTEX) Cebu Normal University, Cebu City.

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ALEXANDER Y. NELMIDA Case No; 2014-10-685 Applicant/s 2009-10-176

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for extension of validity to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cagayan de Oro –Lugait Mis. Or. and vice versa with the use of one (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 15th day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line;Cagayan de Oro City to Claveria, Misamis Oriental and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of April, 2014.

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SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ, together with the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, passed a resolution requesting the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to include the 1st District of Misamis Oriental in its Road Widening Program. Hon. Board Member Benedict P. Lagbas of the 1st District of Misamis Oriental authored the resolution requesting the DPWH, thru Hon. Secretary Rogelio L. Singson, to include the widening of Balingasag to Magsaysay National Highway in their Road Network Priority Programs from the existing two lanes to four lanes. Board Member Lagbas said that road widening projects have already started in the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental after the opening of the Laguindingan International Airport but none

so far has been allocated in the 1st District. The national road network is important and a valuable asset of the government because it provides connectivity to all Filipinos for their economic and social activities. It is also essential not only in ensuring the safety and security of the public but more importantly in providing access to major transportation and commercial hubs like airports, seaports, production areas, markets, tourist destinations and other economic centers throughout the country. Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez concurred with Board Member Lagbas that a lot of road widening have already been implemented in the Second District. In his letter accompanying the Resolution, Vice Governor Pelaez said that road widening projects should also be implemented in the 1st District because it needs

By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy

MALAYBALAY CIT Y, Bukidnon — In a move to effectively deal with the increasing criminality, Philippine National Police (PNP) provincial office recently created the Provincial Advisory Council (PAC). Police Senior Superintendent Glenn dela Torre, Bukidnon police provincial director, said PAC shall serve as an advisory body to support them in the implementation of PNP Integrated Transformation Program-Performance Governance System (PNPITP-PGS) known as “PATROL Plan 2030.”

“This council—composed of sector leaders known for their integrity, probity, and leadership— shall provide the needed external perspectives on key issues and act as channel for networks that can help us find solutions to pressing issues, he said.” In the organizational meeting, city councilor Provo Antipasado and businessman Edgardo Villamayor were elected council chairman and vicechairman, respectively. Its members are leaders from government, religious, and non-government organizations.

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;Cogon Market to Bonbon (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of One (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014.

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The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental, headed by Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez, supported the Resolution authored by Provincial Board Member Benedict P. Lagbas requesting the DPWH to include the 1st District of Misamis Oriental in its Road Widening Projects.

more development projects as the Balingasag to Magsaysay National Highway significantly connects to Butuan City and other provinces in the CARAGA Region. He added that as one of the gateways of Mindanao, the approval of this request by the DPWH will significantly contribute

to the economic viability not only of the Province of Misamis Oriental and nearby cities and provinces but also of Mindanao as a whole. The Resolution was approved during the 9th Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental.

Bukidnon PNP creates advisory council to help curb criminality, implement PATROL 2030

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to approval of sale and transfer of certificate of public convenience with amendment of line to to operate PUJ service on the line;Cogon Market to Iponan Centro (all in Cagayan de Oro City)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of April, 2014.

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NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of Sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience and amendment of Route to operate on the line;Sumilao to Kibawe –Malaybalay City- Valencia City (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 22nd day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority For approval of Sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Brgy. Santiago (all in Iligan City)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

Data from the provincial police office showed that total crime volume increased by 44.14 percent from 4,712 in 2012 to 6,792 in 2013. Owing to the rising crime incidents, Dela Torre said the newly-formed advisory body shall carry out an active advocacy program, leading up to the formation of a broad and effective multi-sectoral coalition that would have a better understanding and deeper commitment to support PNP in curbing criminality. Dela Torre clarified that PAC’s role is advisory in nature. It will not have any administrative nor Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City SHIELA MARIE LUCIA B. SIAP -Vendor WALTER B. LAGARE –Vendee

Case No; 2014-10-677 2009-10-561

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of sale and transfer with extension of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Tubod –Rosario Heights (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

operational responsibility or authority over specific decisions within PNP. Its role is limited to interpretation and analysis of ongoing programs and projects relating to PNP’s reform and development. It shall also assist in identifying gaps and make recommendations to fill the gaps and address any existing or emerging critical issues. PATROL PLAN 2030 is PNP’s roadmap and management tool to track progress in attaining its vision by year 2030, which is in line with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s PNP modernization program. (RLRB/PIA 10, Bukidnon) Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City GABRIEL P. HERMOSO Applicant/s

Case No; 2014-10-678 2009-10-675

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT(s)/Petition(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Suarez(all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of one(1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014


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Free breakfast program in public schools An institutionalized free breakfast program for day care center, preschool and elementary school children in all public schools in the country will soon be started. It is seen as a very helpful program especially for the have-nots. In the past, free breakfast was implemented for a limited duration only and in (selected) areas for public schools. Now, it will cover all public schools once HB 364 becomes a law. The measure providing for a free breakfast program for public school children in day care centers, preschools and elementary schools in the country and appropriating funds therefor is now scheduled for reading in the Lower House. Free breakfast will be implemented in all public schools throughout the country since almost all school children enrolled come from poor families

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ONCE upon a time, there was a man living with sadness and frustrations. Everyone around him was talking about love. Whom could he love? His parents? Of course, he did love them. He loved so many things. He loved so many persons. But, he kept saying to himself: “There should be another kind of love. To love a woman and to be loved by this woman!” But what happened? Many have told him already “I love you!” Yet, after them not for nothing, because of the thoughts of the beloved were no longer there. Alone again??? As time passed by... . After some years, that man asked himself: “Why God allows me to remain single and unloved?” The man lost all hope, while

and suffer undernourish- tion of the new measure ment and malnutrition children can expect a affecting their capacity daily ration of one (1) to attain and maintain kilo of rice given to their families for a average acaspecific peridemic perEditorial od of time as formance, long as they the propogo to school or to the day nents argue. Children from poor care center every day. families come to school On the challenges of with empty stomach. malnutrition, the PhilipThey practically have pine government is comno breakfast from home mitted to the global call and thus they cannot be to eradicate malnutrition expected to absorb their as stated in the World lessons in school while Declaration on Nutrition suffering hunger pangs. and Global Plan of Action It is noted that the for Nutrition adopted Department of Educa- during the International tion (DepEd) and the Conference on Nutrition Department of Social Wel- (ICN) in Rome, Italy in fare and Development December 1992. (DSWD) implemented an The said international immediate intervention accord was made operato address hunger among tional by the Philippine families. At least chil- Plan of Action for Nutridren enrolled in DepEd tion (PPAN) within the supervised public day context of current develcare centers, preschools opment efforts enunciand elementary schools ated in the Medium-Term Philippine Development have food rations. With the implementa- Plan. The PPAN serves as

A modern fairy tale Have my say Klaus Doring praying to God. But, one morning, the man awoke and felt very strong. He wondered why. But he remembered an excerpt from a book he had once read: “Man was created to need God. He cannot live his full life, fulfill his mission, or be happy, unless he keeps himself in the right relationship with God.” The man stopped blaming God for his condition. It was at this time, when he was planning to travel to a very far away country.

Away from the coldness and impersonal atmosphere of his own. He read, and heard, that the people were different in this other part of the world. That one of their most enduring qualities is the urgency to live life at its fullest! That these people are very hospitable and easy to make friends. That they place great importance in family and friendships and allow God to rule their lives. That they love to sing and dance, and always keep

the springboard of the country’s plan to eradicate or curb the prevalence of malnutrition in the country, integrating the efforts of the national government, local government units (LGUs), nongovernmental organizational (NGOs) including community-based NGOs, the business sector, and the international community in assisting target beneficiaries. PPAN aims to achieve good nutrition for all Filipinos and contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. We hope it will be sustained in the coming years. However, there is an urgent need to fine-tune these programs of the DepEd and enhance the same by providing the said free breakfast program in all public schools in the country.

their good nature. And, while the man stayed in this country, he fell in love with it, with the people and with a woman, who was also willing to share the love, and most especially, life with him. They are still together, sharing good and bad times, and their advice is: “Give half of your love to your partner, and you’ll receive his/her half. But never forget God. He also loves you!” That’s, how my autobiography starts. In English and in German. To be published, printed and as E-book. Coming soon. Thank you Lord! +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me in Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot.com.


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Compromising public service Government is there solely for the purpose of rendering service to the public in the same manner that private enterprises are there also to perform public service and in the process earn profits. Service is the key word why the government and private enterprises exist. Rendering such service is not incidental to their being but their reason for being. Sadly, however, while both profess love to serve their respective clientele, service, more often than not, is merely of the lips only. If rendering service to the public is truly in the heart of the people in both the government and private enterprises, then this world would have become a better place to live in. But is this world or this part of the world had become a better place to live in? Now that summer is here, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) III terminal has turned into a furnace because its air conditioning unit has conked out. The situation must have reached unbearable levels since no less than President Aquino himself apologized to the air transportation commuters using such terminal for the inconvenience caused by such technical problem. If only Angel Honrado, Aquino’s favorite airport general manager, is competent enough to understand that his office is a public trust tasked with public service, this misery would not have been inflicted on the suffering air transportation commuters. Remember that every

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II outgoing passenger that uses any of the NAIA terminals, and there are four of them, are assessed P200 every time they pass through any of it. Where did this P200 terminal fee go since the airports are regularly allocated budget in the General Appropriations Act? Perhaps, this is one concern that the Rodriguez brothers who are members of the Lower House could try to look into. Aside from the P200 terminal fee, the regular allocation from the national government, the airport authority led by Honrado likewise earns from the lease contracts it entered into with those entities renting spaces inside and outside of the terminal buildings, advertisements, and service contracts for porter services, catering services, aircraft maintenance services and taxi services at the airport. Airline companies, local and foreign, are likewise assessed fees for the right to use the airport tarmac as their aircraft’s parking bay while loading and unloading cargoes and passengers and another fee for overnight stay and another fee for use of the terminal passenger tubes. Not content with these

revenues the airport is regularly generating, the incompetent airport manager raised the minimum and succeeding hourly and overnight parking fee it assesses from users. The overnight parking alone was raised by leaps and bounds from the previous P50 to P300 per overnight parking. This stupid move on the part of Honrado is not serving the public weal but his greed for more money only. When government is not proactive in solving present and future woes about the lack of power supply in Mindanao in particular and the nation in general, then it is not doing what it ought to be doing. The government in this regard has stripped itself of its reason for being. It is just like Christianity stripping the resurrection of Jesus as its reason for being. Without resurrection, Christianity is nothing. Without public service, the government is nothing as well. Hope government officials understand and take this basic principle by heart. Ensuring ample power supply is basically a government task to ensure that the economy keeps on humming. This task can be del-

egated to the private sector but the buck in this regard still stops at the table of the government. And like the government, private enterprises such as Globe Telecommunications Co. should also understand that their reason for being is primarily to render service to the public. When private enterprises such as Globe fail to honor their commitment to render public service for which they have been engaged by their clientele, then they have lost their reason for being. Since the Holy Week our Globe internet connection was out of service. The reason given, we found out, was a big lie. The officialdom of our homeowner’s association supposedly did not renew the contract for the space occupied by their junction box. But this was flatly denied by the officers of the association saying there is no such lease contract. When a private enterprise lies to its teeth to justify its inability to honor its commitment like what Globe did to us, Globe ceased to be a company out to render service to the public. In this regard, I am warning you Globe subscribers. That company does not know how to honor its commitment to its clientele and even lies to its teeth to justify its inefficiency. That’s Globe Telecommunications to you my dear readers. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

Ona should resign, or be fired!

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow…” (Ecclesiastes 5:4, the Holy Bible). -oooSOMETHING WRONG IN THE CASE OF OFW WITH MERS VIRUS? Why am I feeling that there is something wrong in the handling by the Department of Health (DOH) of the case of the overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who was diagnosed by United Arab Emirates (UAE) medical authorities as suffering from the deadly MERS Corona virus but was declared in good health by the DOH upon his return to the Philippines? Well, something must be wrong somewhere because, why did Malacanang suddenly step into the picture, and is now the one making the announcements pertaining to the case of the OFW and the medical examination conducted on some of his 100 co-passengers at the Etihad Airways flight EY 0424---a job which the DOH, through Secretary Enrique Ona, should be

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio doing? It is possible that Malacanang found Ona wanting in sufficiently acting on the MERS Corona virus case involving the OFW and his co-passengers, especially when, despite advance information that the OFW tested positive for the virus, Ona and the DOH did not even order the immediate medical examination of the OFW and all his co-passengers right after they landed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). -oooONA CAUGHT WITH HIS PANTS DOWN: I am sure the Office of the President saw that Ona’s failure to subject all the passengers of flight EY 0424 to the required medical examination to determine if they carried the deadly virus was

not a mere lapse in operational procedures. I believe that President Aquino and Malacanang saw this as either gross incompetence or criminal neglect on the part of Ona and his subordinates at the DOH. For, clearly, the disease is a deadly disease, and is now causing great fear among Middle East health authorities. So, there was really a need for Ona to have acted with grave urgency in making sure that the virus will not enter the Philippines, particularly from the many OFWs who are based in the disease-stricken areas in the Middle East, and from the many foreigners as well who regularly come to our country. But then, what did Ona do, at least in the case of the OFW from UAE? Well,

he was literally caught with his pants down. He failed to coordinate with NAIA authorities to make sure the OFW and his co-passengers were first subjected to medical tests upon their arrival, even as he failed to make sure that they were all free from the virus before they were subsequently allowed to travel all over the Philippines. -oooONA SHOULD RESIGN, OR BE FIRED: Now, Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. of the Presidential Communications Operations Office is forced to do what Ona should be doing in the first place, locating the other passengers of EY 0424, and enticing them to have themselves examined. This is all so wrong, because, the most appropriate time that they should have been examined was upon their landing. And on the assumption that these passengers will agree to be examined now, it is also a great possibility that they may have already spread the disease if, indeed, they carried its virus See FIRED, page 11

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Zambo health official denies prostitution in evacuation centers

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AMBOANGA CITY – A health official here has denied reports of prostitution and brothel operations inside an evacuation center, particularly at the Mayor Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Complex.

Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, city health officer, issued the statement following published reports that prostitution activities proliferate at the sports complex. “When we talk about prostitution inside evacuation camps, I would negate that it is still happening now,” Agbulos said. Thousands of people, who were displaced by the September 2013 siege staged by members of the Moro National Liberation Front, are still housed in evacuation centers and transitory sites in this city. The sports complex, which

was divided into four zones, is the largest evacuation center. Agbulos admitted that incidents of prostitution involving freelance sex workers were noted during the first two months after the siege because there was curfew imposed all over the city. However, Agbulos said that these freelance sex workers took to the streets and are no longer inside the evacuation centers after the curfew was lifted. Agbulos cited the results of the separate inspections carried out by the Department of Social Welfare and Development

DEED OF EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS : WE, RAMSEY MADJOS GALARRITA , KENDRICK E. GALARRITA and KENT KEVIN E. GALARRITA, of legal ages, widow and both single respectively, resident Zone 5, Lanao, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental herby freely and voluntarily declare and state that: 1. We are the legal and sole heirs of the deceased FRANCISCA EMAR GALARRITA who died on March 2, 2014 at Sinai Laguindingan ,Misamis Oriental. 2. The deceased died intestate without leaving any last will and testament and without any outstanding debts. 3. The deceased left the following properties to with : a. Has Maintained a time deposit Acct. No. 810-05-08718-6 at UCPB Savings Bank Inc. Lapasan Branch with an outstanding balance of Five Hundred Thousand Pesos only (P 500,000.00) and Savings Acct .No. 810-01-02645-0 with outstanding balance of Six Thousand Five hundred Forty Four Pesos & 86/100 only (P 6,544.86) b. Has Maintained a time deposit Acct. No.328405708601 at Banco De Oro (BDO) A. Velez Branch with an outstanding balance of Four Hundred Seven Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Eight & 32/100 only(P 407,658.32 ) and regular Savings w/ Passbook with Acct. No. 2040103261 with outstanding balance of Two Hundred Eleven Thousand One Hundred Two & 52/100 (P 211,102.52) c. Has Maintained a time deposit Acct. At Land Bank of The Philippines Carmen Branch under ESP Savings Account No. 3141-0786-73 with an outstanding balance of Two Hundred Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Pesos & Eight Centavos (P 200,520.08) 4. We have agreed to waive our share with aforementioned properties in favor of RAMSEY M. GALARRITA. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereto have signed this deed this April 3, 2014 at Cagayan de Oro city, Philippines.

(DSWD), the Task Force Buenas, and the Reproductive Health and Wellness Center, which corroborated the report of his office that no prostitution exists within the evacuation centers. The Task Force Buenas is a composite team of health personnel and policemen that inspect night establishments. Lately the task force has joined in monitoring the evacuation centers. Agbulos disclosed that only two cases of sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) were noted during medical consultations held from March until this month at the evacuation centers and transitory sites. “We are not trying to hide any figures, we are not trying to hide any statistics, but this is based on our office’s assessment,” Agbulos emphasized. (MindaNews)

Zambo mayor names new CSWDO head ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has announced the appointment of Ma. Socorro Roxas as the new chief of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), a local government department head position that has been vacant for more than a year. Salazar said Roxas has the potential and capability to lead the CSWDO which has a great role in taking care of the humanitarian functions of the local government. Salazar said Roxas is more than capable to lead the CSWDO, citing her educational attainment as a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Social Work with masters in the same field of studies.

She said that Roxas has also undergone trainings here and abroad and has wide experience in the field of social work. Roxas, prior to her appointment, was the head of the Protective Service Unit (PSU) at the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). “I do not promise anything but I always say that there is nothing wrong to serve the people with meekness and humility,” Roxas said. The position of the CSWDO was left vacant on October 5, 2012 after former CSWDO head Francisco Barredo retired from government service. (PNA)

PMA bares ‘Southern Cruise’ goal

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Republic of the Philippines) City of Cagayan de Oro )S.S.\ x---------------------------------/ ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Before me, a Notary Public in the above jurisdiction , personally appeared the following: Name RAMSEY MADJOS GALARRITA KENDRICK E. GALARRITA KENT KEVIN E. GALARRITAN

CTC No. 04388242 18839887 18828591

Date and Place Issued January 22, 2014, Alubijid February 20, 2014, Alubijid March 15, 2014, Alubijid

All known to me and known to be the same person who executed signed the foregoing Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of the Estate of the deceased FRANCISCA EMAR GALARRITA, which deed consist of (2) pages, including this page where on the Acknowledgement appears, signed by the parties and the instrument witnesses at the bottom of the last page and the left hand margin of each and every page thereof, and the partial acknowledged to me that the same is their free and voluntary act and deed.

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3CL Columbus Cataylo, PMA 2017 Class President is assisted by PMA staff in presenting to Mayor Beng Climaco a token of appreciation for the warm welcome to PMA cadets in City Hall Monday. The cadets are in the city in line with their Southern Cruise 2014. (JOEY BAUTISTA)

ZAMBOANGA Ciity - The annual Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Southern Cruise forms part of the tradition to recruit only the best, brightest and fittest applicants for the military service. Maj. Sonny Gonzales, PMA spokesman bared this during Monday’s (April 21) press briefing in City Hall, as he encouraged young Zamboangueños to grab the opportunity of studying at the premier military institution in Asia. Gonzales is in the city as support staff to the PMA Class 2017 that is undertaking a 4-day Southern Cruise in Zamboanga from April 20-23. The class is composed of 195 cadets, 4 of whom are natives of Zamboanga.

The Southern Cruise, according to Gonzales has various goals, foremost of which is to enhance knowledge and awareness of the cadets on the different units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. The activity is also intended to enable the cadets to engage with stakeholders and taxpayers who are responsible for the PMA scholarship; enable cadets to learn the diverse culture of the people in places that they visit and finally for the cadets out to different communities so people could see them not just in television but also in person. Furthermore, the Southern Cruise is a PMA marketing effort aimed to increase number of applicants or prospective students.

Gonzales said the PMA has a quota of 350 cadets yearly, however the academy falls short of the number as many fail during medical or physical examinations. We encourage Zamboangueños to take the PMA entrance examination”, Gonzales urged saying the exams is being held on the last Sunday of August at the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), the accredited examination center in Zamboanga City. Meanwhile, the PMA spokesperson said hazing is not tolerated in PMA. “We, in PMA, we really strictly implement the “No to Maltreatment Policy” and we really adhere and respect the provisions of the Human Rights and the

International Humanitarian Law,” he explained. Gonzales also conveyed his sincerest appreciation to Mayor Beng Climaco for the warm welcome accorded to the PMA Class 2017 to Zamboanga. “On behalf of the Superintendent of the Philippine Militar y Academy Major General Oscar Lopez, Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Commandant of Cadets, Colonel Rosano Rodriguez, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Local Government of Zamboanga headed by our Mayor for the warm welcome and the hospitality accorded to the Philippine Military Class of 2017,” ended Gonzales. (Francis Sadaya/City Hall PIO OJT)


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AVAO CITY - The signing of the peace agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation front (MILF) has set-off three foreign chambers of commerce to pool resources in promoting trade and investment opportunities in Mindanao.

Already, the European companies have set eyes on Mindanao as a unique player for high value investment and not just a major source of raw materials, said Martial Beck, vice president and General Manager of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), Inc. With the European Union (EU) still facing economic recession, Beck disclosed that the EU has tasked the ECCP and seven bilateral chambers of European countries to implement a new project that will precisely attract more European companies to the Philippines, be it for trade, or investment. Almost 500 European companies from the 28-member countries of the EU have located mostly in Metro Manila and the Visayas and only about 50 in major Mindanao cities such as Davao and Cagayan de Oro. According to Beck, the peace agreement was the major reason of the European companies to look for new markets and between now and September the ECCP, the American Chamber of Commerce EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ADJUDICATION OF SOLE HEIR KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: I, Arsenio Angelo Ocampo, of legal age, single, Filipino citizen and a resident of Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin am the sole heir of Roman Absuelo who remains the declared owner of a parcel of land located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin under T.D. No. H-1209670 which is known as Lot No. 1368-A whose wife is my illegitimate mother Claudia Janopol who was being sired by Alejandro Ocampo; That after the death of my step father Roman Absuelo the above property was succeeded by my mother Claudia Janopol they being childless during their union and after the death of my mother I exercised dominion over the said property as absolute owner, thus said property had been declared in the names of the “Heirs” of Roman Absuelo; That being the only child/heir of Claudia Absuelo who succeeded from my step father Roman Absuelo it is encumbent upon me to have said property declared in my name; That my step father Roman Absuelo nor my mother Claudia Janopol did not leave a Will nor have any creditors, thus the abovementioned property is free from any lien or claim by any third persons; That I hereby adjudicate the aforementioned property as my own being the only heir and have

(AMCHAM) Davao and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce Mindanao (JCCM) will do promotions and marketing to attract investors such as the business matching event on September 19. ECCP, JCCM and AMCHAM headed by Philip Dizon entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the business matching event. The signing of the MOA was held during the Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM Annex. B eck said ECCP is committed to work with AMCHAM and JCCM, recognizing that foreign business interest is very significant for its economic growth. According to him, the business matching event, for example, will help improve the competitiveness of local industries and lead to the creation of more employment opportunities. He, however, highlighted the importance of harmonizing promotional events with the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) Southern Mindanao Growth Corridor (SMGC) concept and roadmap which are

an excellent guide for the Region’s dynamic participation in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Integration in 2015. “This (promotion and marketing) is our homework between now and September to attract business clusters in Europe,” Beck said, adding that they are working hard to transform the perception of investors, including Manilenos who still perceive and misunderstood Mindanao. He said Mindanao has also suffered from negative publicity abroad. "That is why we are now working hard together to transform the perception of Manilenos, and to let them see the reality, which is that Mindanao is ripe for a lot more business, and that it wants to attract more investments in the manufacturing sector,” Beck said. Beck said European companies are more interested on the manufacturing sector as better growth engine. Keisuke Nakao, president of JCCM, said the Japanese government is high on the development potential of Mindanao

and in supporting to solve historical conflicts and poverty issue. Nakao said the Japanese government’s contribution to address poverty and security in Mindanao are indicated by its continued support to projects through JICA and J-BIRD gratis fund aids and hosting conference between President Benigno Aquino III and Mr. Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim, Supreme leader of MILF, last 2011 at Narita Airport Tokyo. He also highlighted the Japan-Philippine Economic Partnership Agreement signed last 2008. Nakao, however, emphasized that investors still consider Mindanao as a high investment risk, thus JCCM has to send positive appeal to Japan and abroad in order for investors to realize the big chance to hold business in Mindanao. Gil Dureza, regional head of the Board of Investments, said there is now a new level of optimism after the signing of the peace agreement. He s aid t here is a heightened interest on Mindanao’s potentials. (PNA)

More ‘bayanihan sa edukasyon’ in ComVal By Grace Almedilla

COMPOSTELA Valley Province - Empowered with the spirit of bayanihan and volunteerism, the provincial government gives a continuing support to education endeavors. Through its banner program “Kalinga Sa Kabataan” initiated by Governor Arturo T. Uy, the bayanihan of building classrooms dubbed as Bayanihan sa Paaralan and the bayanihan of raising up learners and readers under the Bayanihan Para Sa Karunungan have gone more empowered. Along with the journey are the program partners, private entities, volunteers, and the Department of Education (DepEd). On April 21, 2014, series of launching and kick off activities for the cited programs were done. In Montevista, at Dauman Elementary School and Montevista Central Elementary School, Bayanihan sa Paaralan was

launched where volunteer-builders are to build units of classroom-buildings from ‘Make Your Nanay Proud’ Foundation of Boy Abunda. All over the province on the same day, was the simultaneous launching in 33 demonstration implementing schools or pilot schools of the Bayanihan Para Sa Karunungan where volunteer-teachers and youth volunteers are getting ready for the program’s Summer Big Brother (SBB) Reading Activities. A week ahead, Reading Teachers also of the Bayanihan Para Sa Karunungan- Project ARTURO 2 had convened for their planning and directions setting for the year. Being a quality education advocate himself, Governor Arturo T. Uy sees to it that children are well-assisted and provided with ease and comfort while equipping them with knowledge and skills. (grace almedilla, ids-comval)

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A Teacher by Night, Rebel Negotiator by Day “The greatest 25 years of his life” By IRENE DAYO, Staff writer

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The saga of a teacher, journalist, sportsman, finally surfaced after convincing him for an exclusive interview yesterday at Dunkin Donuts here. Al Quirante is a teacher by night and rebel negotiator by day and T-Tennis coach during week-ends. His endeavors lasted for 25 years, “the greatest 25 years of his life”, until he retired few years back. Prior to his teaching career in the government school, he was able to teach for two years in the Muslim-dominated private school. Assigned to teach History subject in sections 42, 43, 44 and 45 in the night department of the Iligan City National High School, the biggest Secondary National High School, outside Metro Manila with student population of more or less 15,000 during his time 1974-1995. Little did he know noteachers (peers) would accept that sections, why? Students on that sections do not know how to read and write, dropped outs expelled from other schools, drunkards and even thieves. Yes they are pickpockets, Guest Relation Officer (GRO) and pimps. But to make the story short, majority of his students became professionals, Municipal Mayors, Elias Ali of Balo-I, Lanao del Norte, Alibasa Lucman of Poona Bayabas, Lanao del Sur and Mauyag Acoon of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur, RTC Judge Ramil Guiling, LTFRB 10 Director Mandangan P. Darimbang, ARMM CHED Director Norma M. Sharief, Ph.D, former Congressman Dabs Mangutara, now Commissioner, Bureau of Immigration, Rebel Commanders and other professionals. While he was teaching in the night department he requested the Education higher ups to be allowed to work during day time for news Correspondent of The Manila Times, Stringer of Reuters International Wire News Network based in Mindanao so that he will not be charged of moonlighting. As an Educator, he was awarded Plaque of Appreciation by Araceli S. Garcia, Ph.D., Principal IV, awarded Plaque of Recognition by no less than Catholic Archbishop Fernando R. Capalla, D.D. for his successful negotiation of the rebels that led to the freedom of his priest. The first Mindanao journalist to receive an archbishop award and as sportsman, he was awarded Plaque of Appreciation by then Iligan city Mayor Camilo P. Cabili as Outstanding Coach by way of capturing basket full of gold medals and trophies achieved in 1974 up to 1984 sports competition. Al Quirante as journalist was tasked to cover extra-mile just to get to the bottom of the story. He was involved in the retrieval of mangled dead bodies of our unfortunate Mindanaoans who died in a PAL Sunriser plane crashed in 1989 at Mount Gurain, Lanao del Norte. In 1991, he was the last man tasked by Brig. Gen. Antonio S. Nale, 4ID Task Force Diamond Commander to secretly negotiate for the freedom of kidnap victims French

National Father Michael de Gigord and his visiting niece Miss Benedict de Vanssay. He risked his life trekking the jungle of Lanao del Sur. He even gave his brand new Orient watch to the kidnapper for souvenir. He brought the victims together with Col. Justo to the Bishop’s Palace where Archbishop Capalla and other priests were jubilant waiting for them to arrive. The following year in 1992, Al and Col. Justo went to the kidnappers lair as both of them can speak fluent Maranao dialect for the safe release of another kidnapping incident. American National David Stippler Blair and his Filipina wife Gregoria who were kidnapped by notorious bandits. Al and Col. Justo while in their way they rested and slept in an abandon nipa hut surrounded by mosquitoes as big as a fly, until a young man appeared and brought the two to the head of the kidnappers. Records showed the successful job was done. In the end, he would be left behind to the side because top ranking army officers and politicians would get the credit and for them to present the victims to President Fidel V. Ramos. Why the kidnappers released the kidnap victims? And why tasked Al Quirante? Because the head of the kidnappers was Al Quirante’s former student! No officials congratulated him because he was told by an Army General to act incognito. For several occasion, he was involved in school and community development, he was a resource speaker in the different schools pertaining journalistic activities. He shared his expertise, the basic steps in news writing, advance headlinings and making of attractive school organ to select students of Iligan City East National High School by which the school captured the elusive Regional Press award. He was later given Plaque of Appreciation and stipends by the Iligan City Schools Division office through Councilor Ariel P. Anghay and his wife Alice Anghay, Ph.D who coordinated the seminar. Records revealed that Al Quirante was charged of libel Cases as sort of harassment to keep him silent, but his advocacy is to be truthful and honest at all times. All three cases were dismissed including the case of the late Governor Francisco Abalos, it was established that he was telling the truth. It’s easy for him to arrange an interview with the different tribes because he can speak at least six dialects. He made banner headline in The Manila Times and Reuter International regarding the musketry (firing squad) of three notorious criminals in the early nineties executed publicly by an 11-masked MILF using armalite assault riffles at Munai Central Elementary School, Lanao del Norte. He was the only mediaman invited by the MILF to cover for an exclusive media coverage. The following morning the story of the musketry was published and also published around the world showing the three dead criminals hanging in the bamboo posts. The people in the coun-

try and the world applauded the MILF of swift justice rendered. A year later, he made banner headlines again in The Manila Times and Reuters Int’l. for another MILF musketry, while attending a Mindanao Peace and Order Conference in Marawi City, the Late Lacs Dalidig, local NAMFREL Chairman. Invited three newsmen AL Quirante, Lino Dela Cruz, The Philippine Star, Bobby Timonera, The Philippine Daily Inquirer. At 3:30 p.m. of l993, when the three journalists arrived at Masiu Public Market, Lanao del Sur, an Imam- Muslim Religious leader was reading the Holy Kora’an intended for the three condemned criminals and right after reading, an MILF firing squad Commander ordered an 11-man masked executioners to shoot the criminals using armalite assault rifles. The following morning the story and photos in almost all national newspapers were scattered in the streets that angered Malacanang. Top military and police officers were summoned as to why it happened, saying that “we have only one government to punish criminals.” As this developed, four rugged long haired mestizo looking elite police operatives were hunting down the three

newsmen. Al Quirante went to Cebu City, Lino dela Cruz went to Zamboanga City while Bobby Timonera enplane to Manila and reported the incident to the House of Senate. Two decades and a half ago, he was the first correspondent made banner headlines with photos regarding the bombing of the Iligan Cathedral (black Saturday) 1990, where in scores of devotees were killed and several others were wounded. He assisted Police Chief Supt. Dominador Resos, special investigator from Manila that led to the identity and arrest of the suspect. Sometimes in 1994, he was one of the 12-mediamen detained by a Municipal Mayor with guns pointed to them. The mayor was fuming with anger because the newsmen documented the multi-million pesos road project, but they discovered that not even one stone was cemented. If not with the timely arrival of a friend an Army Major, the newsmen would have been massacred. He recalled his death defying experienced when he and Lino dela Cruz and other mediamen were ambushed by the New People’s Army guerrillas. They were in a convoy of national officials last l994 going to the forested town of Nunungan, Lanao del Norte

to attend the “Fiesta Sa Lasang Celebration”, at a hilly portion of the read, the first vehicle was hit by a land mine followed by automatic gunfire. PSSupt. Guy Cayongcat, Provincial Commander of the province jumped from the vehicle he was riding along with his policemen and engaged in a 20-minute exchanged of gunfire resulted in the killing of three NPA and wounding several others. No casualty was recorded in the gov”t side. After clearing the road, the group proceeded to Nunungan where in Atty. Abdul Manamparan, Mayor of Nunungan was waiting for the guests. The group tasted the Muslim colorful foods while enjoying seeing the native dances. He said life of a news correspondent is too risky. If you are in the group of the rebels, the military will ambush you and while you are in the company of soldiers, the rebels will likely ambush the group. Worse thing is that if you are telling the truth politicians will get angry with you and repeated printing the truth will cause your death. He can cite and enumerate more earth-shaking incident, but that would defeat his purpose. He just want to let the people know of his thrilling experienced. He is not going to glorify himself, but to glo-

rify God. With out the blessing of God, he can do nothing. He gave all the credits to Almighty God. He vowed to offer his services in spreading the good news and information drives of the gov’t which is his hallmark of his love of Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City. Right after graduated college at the age of 20, he was employed in Manila commercial establishment NEPCO Varnish Co. as coach in TTennis event because at that time he was the 8th National PRISAA Champion. Later it was then Mayor Camilo P. Cabili hired him to coach the Iligan City team and from 1974 to 1984 Iligan City team always captured championship honors. Finally, he would like to thank publicly the persons who made efforts in the researched they have done with their respective signatures which they submitted their finding to the city of Iligan. They are Army Colonel Casiano Abragan, Ret. Ex-0 4ID Task Force Diamond, Josephine Ramos Quiroquiro, Ph.D. ICNHS Principal, Florencio Bordado, Coach, Iligan City T-Tennis team and Philip Ken Juadian. At present Al Quirante is overseeing his grandson Nico, a Second Grader of Internationa School, Cagayan de Oro City.

MALASAG AS A HOLY WEEK DESTINATION Story & Photos by: ROQUE L. SALVO JR.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Malasag is a famous destination for all Kagay-anons because during Holy Week, Malasag is one of the top picks of all Kagay-anons to participate in the station of the cross, it is a religious activity and if you’re in for a treat like it, this destination is a good one. Just make sure you’re physically ready because you’ll be up for a long distance walk. Malasag is just minutes away from the city with an overlooking view of the city of Cagayan de Oro and a perfect view of Macajalar Bay. There are thousands of people visits malasag especially at night because people don’t want to feel the hot weather in the morning. Malasag is pleasantly cool where

one can temporarily escape and detoxify from all the pollutants and noise in downtown Cagayan de Oro and also the moment when you walk up there you can truly feel the religious and divine ambiance of the place. Along the highway of Cugman, you can see numerous of people falling in line at the entrance of Malasag just to join on the station of the cross, to pray and to repent for their sins. The entire highway was surrounded by people. It’s like there’s an audition of a certain reality show. Many military and police trainees are on duty along the kilometer long road and all are friendly and observe the flow of people stay on the right sides for going up and coming down. Devotees did not worry if they

The Kagay-anons flocked at Malasag Entrance to repent for their sins.

went hungry throughout the station of the cross because food vendors were also present at Malasag during holy week. There were also accessories and other stuff available at malasag. There are 14 stations of Malasag. Each station stands for an event which occurred during Jesus' Passion and Death at Calvary. There are no specific prayers that are to be said. You can pray with your personal intentions. The important thing is that you are sincere with your prayers. After completing the fourteen stations, you can finally see the Glorious Church of Malasag. The church of Malasag is surrounded by lots of green trees. It really looks like a paradise of heaven. Very magnificent!

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w hen t he y came to the Philippines, considering that they have already traveled freely to many places here. Clearly, Ona was remiss in his duties. He should therefore resign as Secretary of Health, immediately. It is clear that he has lost the President’s trust on him. If he dilly-dallies with his resignation, the President must fire him, and find another Health Secretary who will be more on his toes in the discharge of his duties and responsibilities. -oooREMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m.; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.

extending across Northern Luzon. In its advisory, PAGASA said that moderate to occasionally strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over the eastern section of Central and Southern Luzon and over Eastern Visayas. The coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to occasionally rough. Light to moderate winds coming from the east to northeast over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and from the northeast to northwest over Mindanao will be slight to moderate seas. (PNA)

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Borongan, Eastern Samar (11.5ºN, 131.0ºE). Based on numerical model, Loiz said the LPA is expected to dissipate in the next 24 hours as it hits land in Eastern Visayas or Bicol region. However, he said that the agency still continues to monitor the weather disturbance. In case it intensifies into a tropical depression, he said it will be named “Ester,” the fifth cyclone to affect the country this year. For Tuesday forecast, Loiz said that the whole country including Metro Manila will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening. He said that the fair weather is due to the ridge of High Pressure Area (HPA)

waiting for the circular on the demonetization. He said the old currency notes will be removed from circulation and will no longer be used for payments or exchange once demonetized. Demafeliz also explained that the new generation currency has an enhanced security feature that makes it difficult for counterfeiters to copy. These include embossed prints, alphanumeric and an asymmetric serial number, security fibers, watermark, see-through mark, concealed value and security threat, he added. He said that the P500 and P1000 also have an optically variable device (OVD) and optically variable ink (OVI) as added security features. Demafeliz said that the OVD allows the image of a blue-nape parrot in P 500 and south sea pearl in P 1000 to change its colors when the note rotates at 90 degrees. The OVI, an embossed “1000” denominational value at the lower right corner of the face of the note, changes color from green to blue when viewed at different angles, he said. Demafeliz also urges the media to help in informing the public on the security features of the new peso notes.

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to remove sediments from the lines and also to keep the entire distribution system refreshed. Ensuring that water it provides to its customers is potable and safe for drinking from page 1 has always been COWD’s Alexander Goloran Ben- primary concern. (COWD/ toso, alias Bobong, 44, of PIA) Purok 1, Barangay Tagkilid, Bayugan II, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, was sought from page 1 removing the Philippines by authorities for murder and frustrated murder under from its list of countries Criminal Case Nos. 7629 with IPR violations since and 7630, respectively, with the Philippines has exerted warrants of arrest issued by efforts to put a stop to counProsperidad, Agusan del terfeiting and piracy, the Sur Regional Trial Court Cagayan de Oro Solon said. He stated that the CSIS Branch 6 Judge Dante N. reported that Manila has Viacrucis. The fugitive was also the taken actions in recent years “Number One Most Wanted to construct a legal IPR Person” in San Francisco infrastructure and break down on piracy and countown until his arrest. In addition to his pend- terfeiting. Rodriguez stated that the ing cases, police said Bentoso was a suspect in the CSIS report also mentioned April 14, 2014 kidnapping that since the Philippines of Suzmita Jene Caballes was promoted to Watch Saberon, at Barangay Gata, List, it has proceeded to San Agustin, Surigao del Sur. require steps to bolster IPR The arresting officers by passing laws to improve brought the fugitive to San and streamline enforcement; In fact, Rodriguez said, Agustin Municipal Station for booking and “proper the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines disposition.” (IPOPHL) established an Operations Center to spearfrom page 1 head and coordinate policing operations by various shown that the water law enforcement agencies supplied by COWD to its in 2010. customers has adhered to The formation of the the standards set by the IPOPHL has resorted in Philippine National Stanthe stepped up raids on dards for Drinking Water notorious markets selling (PNSDW). counterfeit products in the COWD bared this to state particularly in Quiapo, dispel fears of any possible Manila, he stated. water contamination. The According to Rodriguez, physico-chemical analysis efforts have also been unis part of COWD’s water dertaken such as the passquality monitoring proing of a bill to establish a cedures to ascertain water Bureau of Copyright within potability. the IPOPHL to strengthen This is on top of the implementation of the copybacteriological examination right laws as well as crafting that the COWD laboraof a manual for law enforcers tory personnel conducts and prosecutors handling regularly on water samples cases of IPR infringement. taken from different parts Rodriguez said he has of COWD’s service area. filed House Resolution No. Flushing of mainline 1035 urging the Departpipes is initiated as part of ment of Trade and Industry the preventive maintenance to make representations activity. This is carried out He said an informed public can help in safeguarding the integrity of the currency. CD with ERCEL MAANDIG

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APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line ;City Proper to Buruun (all in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014.

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority To extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ DUAL service on the line;Iligan City to Bacolod, Lanao del Norte and as for cargoes from said place to any point in Region X and vice versa with the use of one(1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21ST day of April, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority to extend the validity of certificate of public convenience to operate PUJ service on the line;City Proper to Buruun (all in Iligan City )and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her/thier evidence. The Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in daily newspaper of general circulation in the Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval /granting of the application/petition must file hi/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless the Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 21st day of April, 2014..

APPLICANT(s)/Petitioner(s) request authority for approval of Substitution of certificate of public convenience with amendment of Route to operate PUJ service on the line ;Kisolon to Malaybalay City –Valencia City –Kibawevia Lantapan (all in Bukidnon)and vice versa with the use of one (1)unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on April 30, 2014, 10;00 A.M. at this Board on which date Applicant(s)Petition(s) shall formally submit his/her evidence. The Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE(5) days prior to the date of hearing in the daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party(ies) opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting document, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional document evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony(ies). N.B. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN THE DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS THE HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 1st day of April, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Apr. 23, 2014

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Mr. Adrian Francisco from Bulacan, 2nd Runner up Nino Roberto Leviste NCR, Standard Champion James Tan from Laguna, 2nd Runner up Joseph Bernabe from Laguna and 1st Runner up John Paul Santiaguel from Laguna, Production Champion Juan Paolo Flores NCR, 1st runner up Johann Abanilla from Laguna, 2nd runner up Paul Bryant Yu, Classic Champion Edward Rivera NCR, 1st runner up William Magalong from Laguna and 2nd Runner up Wilfredo Martin NCR, Revolver Champion Philipp Chua from Cebu, 1st runner up Leonard Gino NCR and 2nd runner up Christopher Panes from Cebu. Category Awardee Lady Open Champion Angela Mariz Ramos from Bulacan, 1st runner up Miriam Mangundadatu, Standard Champion Mary Cristy Roque from Laguna, Production Champion Janice Navato from NCR, Classic Champion Leonora Darte from Laguna, Seniors Open Champion Luis Panaguiton III from NCR, Standard Champion Benjamin Belarming from NCR, production Champion Anthony Sy from NCR (PNP), Classic Champion Alex Lao from NCR, Revolver Champion Carlos Antiligando from NCR, Super Senior open Champion Nolito Ladroma from Tacurong, Standard Champion Dan Gonzales from NCR, Production Champion Nelson Lee from Iligan City, and Classic Champion Rodante Larios AFP. L AW M A N S t a n d a r d Champion Jubail Funzar PNP, Production Champion Anthony Sy PNP, Classic Champion Wilfredo Martin AFP, Revolver Champion Christopher Panes PNP. Range Officers Production Champion Lester Victor Bendoval from Marbel, Open Champion Ray Allan lim Cotabato, Standard Champion Satar Ngilay from Iligan City and Classic Champion Alejandro Arellano fron General Santos City.

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Unclean Special Gospel of the day: Luke16:19-31(April23, 2014-Wednesday) Luke 16:19-31-There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and sees Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime received thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented: Saying says,” to be good it pays.” Look at the rich man who was sentenced to eternal fire due to his greediness. In Catechism for Filipino Catholics page 113- Greediness is one of the 7 capital sins. In Ephesians 5:5for this ye know that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. This means that generosity can save us. Therefore, only generous people can inherit the kingdom of God: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!! CDO MAIN BRANCH P & J Lim Bldg., Tiano Brothers Kalambagohan Sts., Tel. # (08822) 727-829 * Telefax # (088) 856-1947 CAMIGUIN BRANCH B. Aranas St., Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Tel. # (088) 387-0491 CORRALES BRANCH Corrales Ave., Cagayan de Oro City


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Big Davao Fun Sale ends with high food traffic and raffle winners Your Mindanao-wide Community Newspaper

By Daisy Jane M. Apit, Myrah G. Acuzar Davao Today interns

D AVA O C i t y - T h e Department of Tourism

Region 11 appraised this summer’s Big Davao Fun Sale boosted sales in Davao malls. Speaking at the Club 888 business forum,

marketing directors from various malls said the first Fun Sale hosted by the DOT increased food traffic and tourist shoppers. The Big Davao Fun

ITALPINAS SIGNS UP WITH RCBC TELEPAY AS REMITTANCE PARTNER. Italpinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation (ITPI), an Italian-Filipino company that designs and develops sustainable properties nationwide signs a deal with top remittance bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) for its remittance service Telepay. This partnership aims to provide ITPI property buyers based abroad an easy alternative to course their payments for their chosen units. ITPI is the company behind Primavera Residences, an award-winning project in Cagayan de Oro. Representing ITPI are its president Atty. Jose D. Leviste III, and CEO Arch. Romolo V. Nati (second and third from left) sealing the deal with Gary B. Villanueva, EVP and group head of Global Transaction Services, RCBC (fourth from left). Also in photo are (from left): ITPI’s Harold J. Dacumos, VP and head of banking and business development; RCBC’s Wilfredo F. Songco, division head for Overseas Filipino Banking Group; and Winston Genova, account manager. (Photo Supplied)

OFFICE OF THE CITY MAYOR

EXECUTIVE ORDER NO.___

Sale featured month long sales on various products that started on March 14. Participating malls were Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Gaisano Mall of Toril, NCCC Mall, Robinsons Supermarket, SM City of Davao and SM Lanang Premier. The marketing executives also said this e v e nt c r e a t e d b e t t e r relationship among participating malls. “It was fun to see all the malls working together and competing with each other. At the same time we were able to see a lot of visitors coming in the city during the [sale] period,” said Ruby Ochoa of Abreeza Mall. “ We’r e v e r y mu c h e xc ite d and we hop e that the participation of the people will also be improved for the coming years na rin so the Gaisano malls will really be much participating for the rest of the activities to happen,” said Feliz Aberca of Gaisano Mall of Davao. DOT 11 Director Art Boncato Jr said the assessments of the malls could make the event “the

longest an biggest sale in the Philippines.” “This is something that we can do together again next year,” Boncato added. The Big Davao Fun Sale culminated with the announcement of the winners of their raffle contests from shoppers during the month-long event. Winning the grand prize of P100,000 was Eugene Louie Taning from SIR New Matina, while second prize winner Ivy Sugilon of Tugbok District was awarded a weekend trip for two with hotel accomodation for three night and P20,000 pocket money. The raffle also picked ten winners for a roundtrip to Singapore courtesy of Silk Air. The sale also picked winners for five IPhone 5 units, 15 cellphones and 10 gift certificates from the malls worth P4,000 each. The Big Davao Fun Sale was endorsed by the Philippine Retailers Association or PRA and is supported by the Restaurant Association of Davao (RAD) and the

Davao Tourism Association (DATA) and was partnered with Cebu Pacific Air, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Agoda Hotel, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Mabuhay Taxi and TV5. After this event, the D O T- X I l a u n c h e d a national program dubbed as Tourism Star Philippines, a program primarily for recognition of tourism frontliners from the north to south of the country. The program was recently launched in Luzon and Visayas and other parts of Mindanao. Davao region is yet to search for individuals and local chief executives nominees. “This is basically looking for people who have shown exemplary forms of service. Those who have gone out of the way to serve our guests. In the same process we are also looking for leaders of the land especially local government leaders who have sought an extra effort to develop tourism in their local areas,” Boncato added. Forms, criteria and other details of the search can be found at the official website www.tourismstar. ph. (davaotoday.com)

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AN ORDER AMENDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 01 SERIES OF 2007 FOR THE REVISION/REORGANIZATION OF ECOLOGICAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BOARD , TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP AND DIFFERENT SPECIAL TASK FORCE IN THE ISLAMIC CITY OF MARAWI WHEREAS, Pursuant to Muslim Mindanao Autonomy Act no. 25, otherwise known as Local Government code, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao thus in accordance with Republic Act 7160 also known as Local Government Code of the Philippine of 1999 and other existing laws, the LGUs is empowered to create and organize council / bodies that would become as forefront in uplifting of the people, WHEREAS, one of the priority programs of the city government is the compliance or the implementation of the mandate of the Republic Act No. 9003 in the Islamic City of Marawi, WHEREAS, In conformity with Republic Act No. 9003, there is a need to create Ecological Solid Waste Management Board , Technical Working Group and different special task force in Marawi City, WHEREAS, the creation of Ecological Solid Waste Management Board, Technical Working Group and different special task force in Marawi City, is imperative to attain maximum participation for the implementation of the 10 years Integrated Solid Waste Management Program; WHEREAS, the following are the different Special Task Force to be created, to wit; 1. Special Task Force for the Mindanao State University (Main Campus) 2. Special Task Force for Market and the two terminal 3. Special Task Force for the Pilot Selected Private School 4. Special Task Force for the Pilot Selected Public School 5. Special Task Force for the City Hall Complex 6. Special Task Force for Marawi Water District 7. Special Task Force for LASURECO WHEREAS, the creation of Ecological Solid Waste Management Board tasked to formulate City Solid Waste Management Plan such as Segregate/collect Biodegradable; Compostable and Reusable waste; Established MRF; Allocate Funds and look for source of funds; organize core group and other activities relevant to the mandate of Republic Act No. 9003, Section 10. Creation of ESWM Secretariat. There is hereby created Secretariat for the Ecological Solid Waste Management which shall be composed of the following. a. Engr. Jamael U. Rande Cenro-LGU b. Representative NGO c. Representative NGO d. Anisa D. Madum Deped e. Representative SP- Staff f. Aquisah Abinal Barazar NGO Section 11. Business Establishment to form an association. the city administrator, the City Treasurer and the City Assessor are hereby directed to conduct consultation with different establishment and required them as part of the requisite to procured city business license to operate in the city to form an association according to the nature of the business and required them to abide and support the plans formulated by the ESWMB. Section 12. Matanos Sa Marawi Program. ESWMB are hereby directed to organize group for the Matanos sa Marawi Program task to come up beautification program for the City. Section 13. Separability Clause. If, for any reason, any sections or provisions of this Executive order declared unconstitutional or invalid, the other provisions or sections hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be full in force and effect, Section 14. Repealing Clause. All executive orders, rules and regulation or memorandum, any part thereof, inconsistent with the provision of this executive order are hereby correspondingly modified or repealed. Section 15. Effectivity Clause. This order takes effect immediately Section 16. Copies of this Executive Order shall furnish all members of the ESWMB, TWG, different members of the different created special Task force, office of the Sanggunian Panlungsod, office of the City Planning, PNP Chief, office of the Brigade Commadar, Hall of Justice, Shariah Court, IPHO, City OSWO, Deped, Ched, Civil Registrar, CHO, City Commelec office, and all other establishment concern. Signed this 26th day of January 2014 in the office of the City Mayor, City Hall, Thobakan Street, Islamic City of Marawi, Philippines.


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