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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 182

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January 30, 2014

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MOA SIGNING

Misamis Oriental CTEC Focal Person and Supervising TESO Specialist Austolio V. Igot, TESDA Misor Prov Dir Leo V. Velez,

MSRS Pres & CEO Dr Mario B. Sumalinog and ACTECMO Inc. Pres. Patricio P. Parami Jr. sign a MOA on strengthening Technology Based Community Trainings

in occupational health, safety and environment last January 29 at a local hotel on the occasion of the 2013 Year End Assessment and Action Planning for CTECs. Partner

LGUs and training providers of ACTECMO, Inc,, TESDA and DOLE pose for posterity following the signing of a MOA. Photos by Mike Baños, NPN

LGUs, firms eye world class grads with MSRS By Mike Baños Editor-at-large

Rufus says death penalty bill targets only foreigners

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Misamis Oriental now has the capability to produce world class graduates in occupational safety, health and the environment following the signing yesterday of a Memorandum of Agreement between leading training advocates in the public and private sector.

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

See FULL STORY, page 2

B’non takes over sand, gravel quarry operations By Walter I. Balane of MindaNews

MALAYBALAY City––The provincial government of Bukidnon stopped renewing permits of sand and gravel operators effective this month en route to its assumption of sand and gravel extractions as a form of economic enterprise. The move took away the permit holders from the See QUARRY, page 11

NEW FACES. Chief Supt. Isagani Francisco Genabe Jr., new acting regional police director, troops the line during the assumption of command ceremony held January 28 at the regional police headquarters in Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City. The new official faces the usual crimes of illegal gambling and others that are said to be proliferating the region.Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez has clarified that House Bill No. 1213 that he and Abante Mindanao party-list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez filed is meant to seek the death penalty to foreigners only. “And only for foreigners whose countries have death penalty for drugs,” Rufus added. He said this is called in international law as “reciprocity in justice and fairness.” The congressman said the HB differs from the

RODRIGUEZ

Sotto’s Senate Bill which seeks the death penalty for all offenders, including Filipinos. “We filed the bill

See TARGETS, page 11

OroChamber prexy calls on CAAP to fasttrack completion of Laguindingan navigational aids By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The president of the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines to pressure the contractor for the landing lights at the Laguindingan Airport to

complete the work before June this year. Efren Uy said the chamber had sent a letter to CAAP last January 16 asking that flights be returned to the Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro in the meantime that Laguindingan lacks navigational aids. Uy, however, said that the reply they received last

January 22 said transferring back to Lumbia is already considered impractical because office equipment, cargo handling equipment and other items have been moved to Laguindangan and that the Lumbia airport has been turned over to the Philippine Air Force. Lumbia airport has See fasttrack, page 11

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LGUs, firms eye world class grads with MSRS By Mike Banos Editor-at-large

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Misamis Oriental now has the capability to produce world class graduates in occupational safety, health and the environment following the signing yesterday of a Memorandum of Agreement between leading training advocates in the public and private sector. The Ass o ciation of Community Training and Employment Coordinators of Misamis Oriental (ACTECMO, Inc.) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with MSRS Safety, Health and Environment Training Services (MSRS) to jointly undertake the strengthening of Technology Based Community Training Programs, employment facilitation assistance, information dissemination, assistance for the availment of livelihood programs and other

employment programs for residents of the province’s various municipalities. The MOA signing was one of the highlights CTECs 2013 Performance Evaluation and Recognition Ceremony held a local hotel on January 29, 2013. “Eventually, we plan to offer international standard trainings such as ISO 9000, 14001, and OSHAS 18001 and NEBOSH which would qualify our graduates for employment in the various industries not only all over Mindanao but also internationally,” said Dr. Mario B, Sumalinog, DTE, CE, REE, president and CEO of MSRS. Under the terms of the agreement, each of the provinces’ three cities and 23 municipalities are mandated to facilitate a training per quarter for a total of 104 trainings per year at approximately 50 participants per batch. For the initial three

TESDA Prov Dir Leo Velez, MSRS Pres & CEO Dr Mario B. Sumalinog and ACTECMO, Inc. Pres Patricio P. Parami,Jr. sign a MOA on strengthening Technology Based Community Trainings on occupational health, safety and environment last Jan,. 29 at a local hotel. Photo by Mike Banos, NPN

batches trained by MSRS for Lugait PESO/CTEC last November 2013, Dr. Sumalinog said approximately 80 percent of the 150 graduates have already been hired by industries and the local governments in Lugait and Iligan. “Under DOLE Dept. Order 13, all recruits for

employment in industries should have undertaken trainings in occupational safety, health and the environment before they are hired,” Dr. Sumalinog added. “This partnership aims to address that need not only for Misamis Oriental but for industries all over Mindanao.”

As an accredited Safety & Health Organization (STO), all MSRS courses offered, include actual industry walk-through inspections/ audits, are mandatory and duly-approved by DOLE’s Occupational Safety and Health Center. Mr. Patricio P. Parami, Jr., ACTECMO, Inc. President, signed the MOA in behalf of the association and expressed a similar optimism regarding the future of the employment rate in the province. “Of the seven batches of trainees we had last year for Lugait PESO/CTEC, approximately 70 percent have already found employment,” Mr. Parami said. Each batch consisted of

some 50 participants. “Lugait also became the first LGU throughout the country to conduct a PESO-initiated PESO training.” Mr. Parami said the association has been instrumental in improving in Lugait which now hosts some 19 livelihood groups under the umbrella of the CTEC/PESO. Among the trainings already conducted in the municipality are scaffolding, welding, electrical installation, maintenance, computer information technology and safety officers training through MSRS. MSRS is an OSHC-accredited training provider specializing in the fields of basic occupational safety and health; loss control management; construction safety; safety program audit; industrial hygiene; fire safety; and environmental management. It is the first and only safety, health and environment training organizations in Mindanao accredited with the Department of Labor and Employment. Among its course offerings are Basic Occupational Safety and Health (BOSH), Loss Control Management (LCM), Construction Occupational Safety & Health (COSH), Safety Program Audit (SPA), Industrial Hygiene (IH), Environmental Management (EM), Fire Safety, (FS).


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Every Day is an Uptown Shopping Day at The SM Store!

Come to The SM Store’s Pay Day Sale on January 31 - February 2.

Starting January 27 to February 2, all residents and employees at Upper Carmen will enjoy 10% discount for a minimum P1,000 single receipt purchase with the SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards or Mom Cards.

Avail its wide range of sale items up to 50% off from Men’s Fashion, Ladies’ Fashion, Kids’ Fashion, Shoes and Bags, SM Accessories, and many more!

5% for Non-SMAC members. Simply present a government, company, school ID or any proof of address to avail this exclusive offering.

Don’t miss this to treat yourself every pay day every month and rush to your fashion store,The SM Store Cagayan de Oro.


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DTI in Region 13 sets up office in Dinagat Island By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Department of Trade and Industry in Caraga has recently established a liaison office in the Province of

Dinagat Islands, Regional Director Brielgo Pagaran announced. The DTI is among the first national government agencies to set up an operational unit in one of the country’s newest provinces.

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-007

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES TSUYOSHI UMEHARA AND JEANETTE C. BARCOMA-UMEHARA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-005

TSUYOSHI UMEHARA AND JEANETTE C. BARCOMA-UMEHARA. Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------/

EFRIL E. BERALDE AND DYLIN Y. GAHI-BERALDE, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

ORDER

Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on December 27, 2008 at Lilo-an, Cebu. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Lilo-an, City, Cebu, respectively, thereat they can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2009 or more than four [4] years already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set die initial hearing of this case on February 20, 24)14 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 27th day of January, 2014. (Sgd.) OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDB: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 2014

conduct of skills trainings, market development, entrepreneurship development, market development and financing facilitation. Local entrepreneurs can also avail of the services of DTI’s banner product,

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES EFRIL E. BERALDE AND DYLIN Y. GAHI-BERALDE,

According to Pagaran, the liaison office will provide technical assistance to the province’s small and medium-scale entrepreneurs, investors and businessmen in the areas of product development,

Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on June 25, 2009 at Quezon City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Palao, Iligan City and Maligaya Park Subdivision, Quezon City, respectively, thereat they can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2012 or more than a year already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer W possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from die marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on February 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in die City of Iligan once a week for file three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 27th day of January, 2014. (Sgd.) OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDB: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 2014

the Shared Service Facility (SSF), which aims to improve the quality and productivity of micro-enterprises and MSMEs by addressing the gaps and bottlenecks in the value chain of priority industry clusters through the provision of processing machines and equipment for the common use of the industry clusters. Pagaran said through the liaison office, DTI will also promote the province to potential investors, and

Oops! THE front page story entitled “Galario to resume ‘Botika ng Bayan’ should have been read as “Galario to resume ‘Botika ng Siyudad.’” We regret for the mistake. Editors

provide technical and business advisory services to local businessmen in the island. In the areas of consumer protection and business regulations, the agency will implement its mandate through the following programs: -Promotion of stable, reasonable and affordable prices; -Promotion of safe products and services; -Business Name registration; and -Mediation of consumer complaints. DTI is the government’s key agency in charge of creating a business-friendly environment conducive to the growth of enterprises and supportive of fair and robust trade in goods and services within and outside the Philippines. The liaison office is located at Maribao Building, San Juan, Province of Dinagat Island and headed by Arnold Faelnar as team leader.

Shopwise ushers in the Chinese New Year with big sale and activities

On January 31, Shopwise welcomes the Year of the Wood Horse with a line up of exciting activities, promotions and a 3-day Sale for shoppers. Catch the lion and dragon dance at 1 p.m then learn the basics of Chinese food cooking in a demonstration by the Culinary Institute of Cagayan de Oro from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Wisecard Elite card members are in for an extra treat with free fortune cookies on this auspicious day. Enjoy up to 90% off on fashion, home and houseware items, electronics, appliances, toys and more in a 3-day Sale from January 31 to February 2, 2014. Set your sights on amazing Buy One Take One offers on select fresh items and select groceries. Shopwise, the preferred one-stop shopping destination for fulfilling the basic needs of the Filipino family due to its affordable quality, everyday freshness, budget-friendly variety and efficient service offers customers a wide selection of fresh goods and produce,

groceries, fashion items, health and beauty products, school supplies, toys, gadgets, home accessories, electronics, appliances and more, all under one roof. Expect big deals, big bargains, big discounts, big savings

and big value at Shopwise, the good life you can afford. Shopwise LKK is located at 2nd Level of the East Annex Building, Limketkai Mall, Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City and is operated by Rustan Supercenters, Inc.,

a member of the International Dairy Farm Group. It is open daily from 9:00am to 10pm. For updates and promotions, visit www. shopwise.com.ph, www.fb.com/ shopwisesupercenters and www. twitter.com/shopwisedeals.


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DepEd’s K to 12 finds ally in DSWD’s 4Ps By ANGELITO D. BARAZONA Ed. D – Principal 1

Educators have lauded the government efforts to sustain the education of less fortunate students by extending the coverage of students whose parents are beneficiaries of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). The DSWD is set to implement this year the extension of coverage of Pantawid Pamilya after the National Advisory Committee of the program, the highest policymaking inter-agency body that provides policy directions and guidance on matters pertinent to program implementation, passed and approved NAC Resolution No. 12, series of 2013. Currently, the program

provides health and education grants to children beneficiaries aged 0-14 years old for five years only. With the implementation of the extension of coverage, the program will go beyond the five-year limit to cover up to high school education, extending coverage up to 18 years old in order to complement the K-12 program of the Department of Education. Once given the green light, children in high school will receive higher education grant amounting to P500 a month. Although, the health grant for those households who have been exposed to the program for five years and no longer have children beneficiaries enrolled in elementary will be removed. The program also intends to maintain the limit of three children beneficiaries per

CONGRATULATIONS! SAN ISIDRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL….. By CARINA P. SALAGAN School Principal I November 13, 2013 was a big event in our school, San Isidro Elementary School of Talakag District I, Validators from the Regional Office, Region X came for the Regional School Based Management Validation ( SBM ). With the presence of our ever active and supportive stakeholders both NGO and LGU namely; The DOLE STANFILCO with the cooperation of KASILAK FOUNDATION ( Adopt a School Program ) BIGHOOP FOUNDATION, LIM FOUNDATION , 4 P’S officers ( A Gov’t Program ) Barangay Officials, PTA officers, Teacher Presentors of the 4 levels of SBM, Level of Practices and most of all the blessings of our Almighty God, nothing is impossible ,

“ We did it! ’’ The expert talented and competent validators declared the result right after the series of presentations, questions, and validations of the support documents presented and defended by our stakeholders, teacher presentors and school head. San Isidro Elementary School of Talakag District I was declared “ LEVEL II ‘’ level of Practice by the Regional SBM Validators. With this, we’re so thankful to everybody and happy to work for the next level. Hopefully with the untiring and endless support of everybody, we can achieve our goal. Congratulations and God Bless Us All!

household. Despite this, Department of Education officials and teachers acclaimed the implementation of the program for bringing and helping teachers keep poor children in school. Pedagogies describe it as promoting human capital by giving incentives to children staying in school. Under the extension of coverage, children will be entitled for education grants until they are 18 years old, implying that they could benefit from education transfers for a maximum of 15 years, starting from age three to 18.

The extension of the support to beneficiary-students via the 4Ps will fulfil many dreams of students who benefit from it and by being able to finish their and find a job so that I can help their parents and siblings. The selection of children aged 3-18 for education monitoring will be based on the following existing policy on the selection of children beneficiaries which include son, daughter, grandson and granddaughter of the household head; for Sets 1-5, the children beneficiaries selected by the system will continue to be monitored; for Sets 6-7 and replacement,

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RODERICK T. MILLANG AND ADELYN C. CHATTO-MILLANG,

the household will select from among the children included in the household roster; for replacement and additional children beneficiaries to complete the three-children limit per household, the household will select from among the children included in the household roster, according to the DSWD 10. A pilot phase of Sets 1-7 - household with children aged 3 to 18 in 1,627 cities and municipalities will be implemented anytime this year. The expected number of children covered during the pilot phase is 10.2 million throughout the country.

Of this number of eligible children, 6.321 million or 62 percent are eligible for elementary while 3.875 million or 38 percent are eligible for high school, figures provided by the DSWD 10 Information Office indicated. Out of the 10.2 million children, 4,287,630 individuals or 42.1 percent will be funded with P12.3 billion during the pilot phase of implementation. As of December 18, 2013 monitoring, Northern Mindanao has a total of 246, 677 active beneficiaries, excluding the beneficiaries of the Modified Conditional Cash Transfer.

Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-006

RODERICK T. MILLANG AND ADELYN C CHATTO-MILLANG, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JENNETE E. BELTRAN-LORICA AND FERNANDO A. LORICA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-008

JENNETE E. BELTRAN-LORICA AND FERNANDO A. LORICA Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER

ORDER

Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on July 26, 2003 at Toril, Davao City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Toril, Davao City, respectively, thereat they can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since 2006 or more than seven [7] years already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on February 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 27th dav of January, 2014.

Before this court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between spouses and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on September 22, 2000 at Monkayo, Compostela Valley. Petitioners, were converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and Sucat, Parañaque City, respectively, thereat they can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between the herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2010 or more than three [3] years already, thereby decided to live physically in bed and board, that reconciliation between petitioners is no longer possible or a remedy, thus, divorce is sought by them in order to free themselves from the marital burden; WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on February 20, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 27th of January, 2014.

(Sgd.) OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDB: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 2014

MDB: Jan. 30, Feb. 6 & 13, 2014

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Reading phone messages of another person soon a crime

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Violators will be penalized with a P20,000 fine under a bill declaring as criminal act the unauthorized access of other people’s phone records. A measure filed in Congress (HB 3045, will further reinforce a person’s right to privacy in communications and correspondence. “Any unlawful intrusion to a person’s home and personal effects is a violation of this right but this also includes any person’s communication or correspondence, be it verbal or written,” the measure stated. Due to innovations in information technology, this right to privacy has now been extended in scope to include even electronic ways of communicating. The measure to be known as the “Protecting Consumers’ Phone Records Act,” prohibits any person to acquire or use the customer proprietary network information and phone records information of another person without the persons’ affirmative written consent by making false or fraudulent statements or representations to an employee of a covered entity. It is also unlawful for

FEATURE any person to make false or fraudulent statements or representations to a customer of a covered entity; provide a document to a covered entity knowing that such document is false or fraudulent or access customer accounts of a covered entity via the Internet, without prior authorization from the customer to whom such confidential phone records information relates. The bill prohibits any person to misrepresent that another person has consented to the acquisition or use of such other person’s customer proprietary network information and phone records information in order to acquire such information. Obtaining unauthorized access to the data processing system or records of a telecommunications carrier or an IP-enabled voice service provider in order to acquire the customer proprietary network information and phone records information of 1 or more other persons is prohibited under the proposed act. Selling or offering for sale, customer proprietary network information and

phone records information or requesting that another person obtain customer proprietary network information and phone records information from a telecommunications carrier or IP-enabled voice service provider in any manner that is unlawful is proscribed. Providers of commercial mobile services, or any direct or indirect affiliate or agent of such a provider, may not publish, in printed, electronic, or other form, or sell or other wise disseminate, an individual’s wireless telephone information held by any wireless directory assistance service, or any portion or segment. The bill allows them to do so if the mobile service provider gives a conspicuous, separate notice to the customer informing the customer of the right not to be listed and obtains express prior authorization for listing from such customer, separate from any authorization obtained to provide such customer with commercial mobile service. The bill also prohibits commercial mobile services from charging any customer for exercising his rights to privacy.


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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II

Corporate arrogance THE evil when one company becomes a giant is that arrogance sets in where customers are treated if not totally like filthy rags but as insignificant mosquitoes in their corporate objective of raking in more profits. This may sound perplexing but in real life this is the truth. Small such as single customers are treated as dispensable in the equation of things because corporate giants have a large customer base that one disgruntled customer can’t spell any difference at all to their corporate goal. This is actually the evil of capitalism where the battle is to become a giant and once in that lofty position just treats individual customers not satisfied with their service as mere shit. Shit because that single customer will never affect the profit base of the company. This logic is best exemplified by our harrowing experience with Globe Telecom’s internet service. Because everyone is busy with their respective jobs and I was out of town for more than a week, bills were unattended and thus

not paid. Of course, it is expected that service will be cut-off ones bills remained unpaid. That was what exactly happened to our internet connection provided by Globe Telecom’s internet subsidiary named Innove. When we had the time last Sunday afternoon, we paid our bill and did the routine of calling a number using the cell phone in the branch office where we paid our bill to inform that we have already paid our bill under a particular official receipt number. We were then assured the disconnected line will be reconnected the following day. After lunch the following day, Monday, our internet remained disconnected. We called up their call center only to be told that at 2 PM that day our internet connection had been reconnected per their record. We protested that no matter what their records say, our internet connection remains disconnected. They said the problem might be technical this time. But See ARROGANCE, page 10

The Philippine Connection Jan J.I. Degeest

The birthday party--the foods FRIDAY morning. Especially for me, she took a holiday – from Wednesday to Friday. I did the same, it is important to spend time together. Three days of pure enjoying of each other’s presence, of each other being there for the other. And today, above all, it is January 31: it is her birthday. So, now you will finally be eighteen years old, I joke, watching her while she sits at the table in her nightdress, drinking the coffee I freshly brewed (not the three-orfive-in-one thing called coffee but the real stuff that is so difficult to find on Samal) and eating the freshly baked French bread I bought for us at the bakery a bit further down the street. In all those years, I saw her habits changing, but it was only in 2009 I realized the enormous effort she made to come to the other side of the world, seeking a better life and new adventures. Bread is for most of the people I know in the Philippines just a snack, in between two rice meals, while for us, Belgians, it is one of our main courses. From a diet of Bulat, fish and rice, she converted herself into a European dish lover, eating bread (in all its variety and forms) with jam, marmalade, meat or cheese and drinking coffee or tea in the morning, one hot dish at noon (meat and potatoes and vegetables) and again bread in the evening. At least, that is what she tries to do. Because every three or four days, a mysterious big pot with dry cooked rice appears in my kitchen, and disappears again See birthday, page 10

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The laws and the ‘untouchables’

THERE is no argument that Cagayan de Oro City is one of the premier capitals in Mindanao. The city has grown by leaps and bounds since the mid-90s’ when the real estate business was at its peak. The rise of high end subdivisions and districts became the landmark of the city’s growing economy. With the coming in of investors from the national capital region, the local economy continues Cris Diaz to grow. Shopping malls and hotels sprout like mushrooms in the city’s central district. However, amid the frenzy of business excitement, comes a number of problems; politically and socially in context. Perhaps, the price of development is too high that policy makers often forget the plight of the general public. The constricted roads and the limited space seemed to choke the city at all times. Of course, the never-ending-problem on traffic congestion is one of the maladies that people encounter every day. The flooded streets are at its worse even in the slight drizzle. Criminal activities, from petty to organize, are no longer unusual. Cagayan de Oro City seemed to transcend from an unperturbed town to a complex urban center where people become strangers to each other. The city’s business personalities appeared to have become influential too. What with reports that some known local business persons no longer respect local and national laws? In addition, the local officials never-care-less on alleged violations committed by these unscrupulous investors. There are reports that posh buildings constructed in an exclusive commercial district have no building permits! That these buildings

were constructed without securing clearances from the local environment bodies is something to ponder about. Where have all the local building officials gone? Initially, these building officials tried to expose the alleged violations. A report was submitted to a news wire service sometime in December. However, the news wire service did not entertain the issue for the simple reason that the building officials simply want to see the story in print. What for? After all, these building officials thought it was Christmas and the building owners might call their attention for a settlement. The news wire editors know this trick. Now, that the Christmas is over, the building officials found an alibi to seal their lips because of the city executive gag order. And, the violations continue. God Forbids! Nothing should ever happen to those buildings in the future. Then, the same complex has been accused of dumping garbage in the corner of the exclusive property. Residents in living near the area have expressed the fear that the children will soon be infected with illnesses out of the uncollected garbage. Imagine the foul smell that greets as one rises early every day in the early morning: It is disgusting and the local residents could do nothing to fight against the moguls. The residents have called on the local health officials to act on the plaints – they got nothing. Perhaps, the local government units and its counterparts at the national level do not give a damn if people die of environmental degradation. Nobody cares anymore if pollution and carbon dioxide would, one day, leave the city to rot and decay. •• [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

PNP shaming the poor in demolitions

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…‘If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him’...” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in John 14:7, the Holy Bible). -oooWHY THE MEDIA SILENCE IN QC DEMOLITION? I am wondering: why is it that, in most Metro Manila newspapers which came out on January 29, 2014, there seems to be a complete absence of pictures and stories showing how the Filipino poor and the homeless suffered at the hands of policemen evicting them from a parcel of land in Quezon City which is going to be used as part of a commercial hub by a giant private company? I mean, it had to take a foreign media entity to upload several pictures of the demolition of the homes and shanties of the poor and the homeless on January 28, 2014, for the whole

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio world to be able to know the inhuman way by which members of the Philippine National Police, acting on orders of the Quezon City government and of national government agencies, drove out the hapless residents. -oooPNP SHAMING THE POOR OPPOSING DEMOLITION: Not that the inhumanity inflicted last January 28, 2014 on our countrymen who stood in the way of the private company’s plans to transform the land they had resided on for almost a generation already was the first incident of its kind, for demolition of shanties anywhere in the Philippines, even under the

Admonition

Special Gospel of the day: Luke2:27-35(January30, 2014-Thursday) Luke 2:27-35-And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed: In Ephesians 6:4-And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and “admonition” of the Lord. This is what the Parents of Jesus did to Jesus since they brought him to the temple. Supposed to be, all parents must do the same because

term of President Aquino, had been going on for some time in the same inhuman and brutal manner. What was shocking in the incident that took place in Quezon City on January 28, 2014 was the fact that, for the first time, policemen were not only violent and harsh, but were even aggressive in their attempt to shame the people whose houses were being demolished. Imagine, they even forcibly undressed a woman-resident who was trying to assist someone being dragged by irate policemen. And yet, notwithstanding all these, the incident did not even merit a space in

Metro Manila newspapers? What is this---mediamen have become indifferent or callous to the plight of the poor, or they have simply accepted powerful justifications for a news blackout? -oooSOMETHING ODD IN VHONG NAVARRO CASE: There is something I don’t understand in sensational cases such as the one involving Vhong Navarro, Denise Cornejo and Cedric Lee. While official investigations are going on in this case, and even after charges have already been filed with an appropriate investigating body, lawyers continue to talk about the case. And no one seems to be minding the lawyers, even if they have been tackling the very merits of the case already. Why are they being allowed to do so, notwithstanding the fact that there appears to be a rule against lawyers talking about the merits of a case? And then again, in some cases, See poor, page 11

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas this is the only way to nurture our children in spiritual life. Unfortunately, there are parents who are negligent to their responsibility towards their children. In Luke 6:39-And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? What kind of parents you are? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: 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!!!


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AMBOANGA CITY – A public school official was abducted at gunpoint late Monday by eight suspected kidnappers in Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur, the police reported last Tuesday.

Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9 information officer, identified the victim as Rudy Luna of Barangay Diplo, Kumalarang. But Luna’s wife Tessie managed to escape, Huesca said. Both husband and wife are supervisors of Diplo Central Elementary School. The incident took place a day after combined police and military forces arrested in separate operations 10 suspects in the kidnap-slay of a businessman’s son in the same province. Huesca said that initial investigation showed the gunmen barged into the couple’s residence in Diplo and seized them around 8 p.m. Monday. He said the kidnappers brought them to the shore in Sitio Dacun, Barangay Picanan of the same town aboard the victims’ sports utility vehicle. The police official said

that Tessie managed to escape while they were being dragged to a waiting motorized banca that sped towards the high seas bringing her husband. Police have recovered Luna’s vehicle and launched an operation to rescue the victim. On Sunday, combined police and military operations arrested in separate operations 10 suspects in the kidnap-slay of Edmund Corpuz, a son of a businessman in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur. Corpuz, 31, was kidnapped last November 27 while he was fetching his nephew from a school in Pagadian City, which is adjacent to Labangan town. The Corpuz family owns vast tracks of rice field and operates a rice mill in Labangan. Senior Supt. Sofronio Ecaldre, Zamboanga del Sur police director reported that five of the 10 suspects

were arrested in Labangan and the other five in a follow-up operation in Balabagan, Lanao del Sur. Arrested in Purok Manga 2, Barangay New Labangan, Labangan were Ray Mansa and his wife Lucita, Ronald Luzon, Jovencio Luzon, and Hamedi Balatocal. Ecaldre said the suspects were arrested following the arrest of Balatocal in an entrapment after he was tasked by the kidnappers to pick up the P150,000 cash they have demanded from the victim’s family. Arrested in a follow up operation in Barangay Molimok, Balabagan were Danny Luzon, Dante Mangubat, Sergio Cabana, Efren Sisiban Jr., and, Efren

Sisiban, Sr. Ecaldre said the followup operation was launched after Balatocal revealed that he was told to deliver the P150,000 to their companions in Balabagan. He said the arresting team also recovered Corpuz’s motorcycle and a motorized banca the kidnappers used in bringing the victim to Lanao del Sur. He said investigation further showed the kidnappers had collected close to P500,000 in several installments from the victim’s family. Meanwhile, Ecaldre said that the suspects admitted they killed the victim last January 2 and threw his body into the Yllana Bay. (MindaNews)

IDPs currently sheltering at the Zamboanga Grandstand wait in queues for the rice distribution of the Food for Work Program at the nearby Sangguniang Panlungsod Building. (dis/PIA9-ZBST)

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ) Province of Misamis Oriental ) City of Cagayan de Oro ) SS. AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY SOLE HEIR OF THE ESTATE I, JESSA FLORICEL JIMINEZ PILA, of legal age, Filipino citizen, married, and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, hereby depose and state under oath: 1. That I am the sole and only legitimate surviving heir, being the daughter of the late SPS. ROMULO B. JIMENEZ AND JOANNA V. PERALTA who died on February 13, 2010 and June 7, 2009, respectively, at Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines; as evidenced by their Death Certificates issued by the Local Civil Registrar of Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental copy of which are hereto attached as Annexes “A” and “B” and made an integral part of this Affidavit; 2. That the deceased spouses left an estate consisting of a parcel of land measuring One Hundred Sixteen (116) sq. m., located in Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and evidenced by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-163152; 3. That the said parcel of land is more particularly described as follows, to wit:

Isabela City DepEd holds 1st Division Leadership Training for student leaders By RENE V. CARBAYAS

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – High school student leaders gathered at Begang National High School this city for the first Division Leadership Training for Supreme Student Government (SSG) leaders on Jan. 24-25, 2014. Ab out 2 9 0 s tu d e nt leaders from the different high schools in Isabela City participated in a two-day event organized by the Association of Supreme Student Government Advisers (ASSGA) in cooperation with the city school division. Two personnel from the Philippine Information Agency - Zamboanga-Basilan-Sulu-Tawi-Tawi (PIAZBST) Information Center were key speaker-facilitators during the event. Information Center Manager Felipo Dave G. Malcampo lectured on Communication and Decision-Making as important life skills in leadership. He focused on the development of personhood and values clarification as vital components for effective communication and sound decision-making skills. On the other hand, PIA-

Basilan Field Officer Rene V. Carbayas led participants through workshops and structured learning activities to appreciate their roles as leaders in their respective schools, and their greater responsibility towards creating a society that is just and peaceful. He discussed the basic concepts of leadership and all other skills necessary for a young leader to develop. The two-day training was participated in by the following schools: Basilan National High School, Isabela City National High School, Begang National High School, TandungAhas National High School, Basilan National Nigh High School, Kumalarang National High School, Malamawi National High School, and Geras Integrated National High School. Ibnutaha A. Abdurajak, DepEd EPS for Araling Panlipunan, said that the training aims “to lay down the groundwork for unity, cooperation, and harmony among schools, students and other stakeholders in the division.” “This hopes to provide a venue where the participants can improve their leadership abilities to become quality members of the society where they belong, and to equip them with ideals and principles toward participative democracy,” he said. The training also hopes to develop the student leaders’ skills to achieve quality education and leadership excellence as an ultimate tool in restructuring idling society. (PIA9)

TCT No. T-163152 A parcel of Land (Lot 8, Block 60, Pcs-10-000345, being a consolidation of Block 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, Psd- 10-005673), situated in the Barrio of Kauswagan, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NW„ along line 2-3 by Lot 6; on the NE., along line 3-4 by Alley 62; on the SE„ along line 4-5 by Lot 10; on the SW„ along line 5-1-2 by Lot 9, along line 1-2 by Lot 7, all of the cons. Subd. Plan Pcs-10-0000345. Beginning at the point marked “1” on plan, being S. 75 deg. 48’ W., 1385.77 m. from BBM No. 14, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre: thence N. 66 deg. 05’ W., 7.15 m. to point 2; thence N. 24 deg. 05’ E., 15.66 m. to point 3; thence N. 62 deg. 58’ E., 7.51 m. to point 4; thence N. 24 deg. 04’ W., 15.26 m. to point 5; thence N. 66 deg. 05’ W., 0.35 m. to point of beginning;

Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTEEN (116) SQUARE METERS, covered by TCT No. T-163152.

4. That the deceased spouses died intestate, without Will or Testament, and without any outstanding debts in favor of any person or entity; 5. That pursuant to Rule 74, Sec. 1 of the Revised Rules of Court, 1 hereby adjudicate unto myself the above-described real estate by means of an Affidavit and hereby files the same with the Register of Deeds of Cagayan de Oro City with the request that said adjudication be made effective without judicial proceedings as prescribed by the aforementioned Rules of Court. 6. That I am executing this Affidavit to attest to the truth of the foregoing for all legal purposes this may serve. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 16th day of November 2012 at the City of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. (Sgd.) JESSA FLORICEL JIMINEZ PILA Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 16th day of November 2012 at the City of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. I do hereby certify that I personally examined the Affiant and that I am satisfied that she has voluntarily executed the same and that she has read and understood the contents thereof. I have identified the affiant through her PRC I.D. No. 06021984 issued at Cagayan de Oro City containing her picture and signature. (Sgd.) MARISSE GAY G. LICO Notary Public Until December 31, 2012 PTR NO. 2115108-01.04.12 IBP NO. 874610-01.04.12 Doc. No. 96; MCLE Compliance No. 111-0005353-10.16.09 Page No. 20; TIN NO. 303-247-826 Book No. 18; Roll NO. 56276-04.29.09 Series of 2012 Cagayan de Oro City MDN: Jan. 16, 23 & 30, 2014

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PR.A. Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that PEARLOU Q. PACQUING has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of live Birth of PEARLOU QUIÑA PACQUING who was born on APRIL 17, 1993 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROMAN B. PACQUING and PERLA BESIN QUIÑA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than February 1, 2014. (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 23 & 30, 2014

DIVISION SCHOOL BASED MANAGEMENT ( SBM) VALIDATIONS By CARINA P. SALAGAN School Principal I SUCCESS is the fruit of every- stakeholders of San Isidro E/S both body’s effort! October 23, 2013 was NGO and LGU, PTA and SGC officers, our Division SBM Validation. teacher presentors, community repre San Isidro Elementary School of sentative and school head support and Talakag I, had passed the required did their best to convey and present number of points in order to be vali- to the validators that our school is in dated by the Division SBM validators LEVEL II, SBM Level of Practice. team. Our effort in making things pos The team was handled by our sible and desire to commit and reach expert and talented District Supervisors our goal were achieved right after and District In charge of Congressional the validation, because San Isidro District I, Five of them came to our E/S of Talakag I was proclaimed by school to validate everything; physical the team to have passed “ LEVEL II aspect and the actual scenario of our ’’.With this result , comes the SBM school and the pertinent documents Validation –Regional Level. to support. Thank you for your endless sup The ever active and supportive port and Congratulations to All of us!


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AVAO CITY –Taxi drivers trooped to Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to come clean over the issue of “contract” scheme which involved charging passengers without using their taxi meters at the Davao City International Airport.

“Do not do this again. I warn you. The law should be followed, not me or you. The law not me is astig (tough guy),” said Duterte. Traffic Management Center head Superintendent Rhodelio Poliquit said they listed the plate numbers of the taxi cabs reported by passengers. He said their list only involved 7 taxi units but many came to clarify their side on the matter. “We have been receiving daily reports from passengers that there are taxi drivers who charge a per-destination rate instead of using their meters,” said Poliquit. But for an ordinary driver like Raul Laurencion of the Maligaya Taxi Company, it is not as easy as it appears. “We are always charging passengers based on the taxi mater. We came because the incident happened when

ANGRY AT CAB DRIVERS. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte scolded taxicab drivers and operators in a meeting Monday on complaints from passengers at the Davao International Airport that taxi drivers there did not charge metered rates and asked for certain fare rates. The mayor has repeatedly warned drivers about such practices as it ruins the reputation of the city. (Ace R. Morandante, davaotoday.com)

another driver used the unit. It would be a hassle If it’s my turn to drive then I get hailed because of it,” he said. Maricel Sumayang, liaison office of Maligaya also came to see the Mayor. “We had our drivers briefed to always use their meters because it is illegal if they would not. But, we cannot completely control our drivers,” said Sumayang. Sumayang said that the licenses of the drivers were already suspended when they were caught but the company will still enforce “appropriate actions.” Poliquit said the erring drivers charge different rates for different destinations but said these are “far” from the expected rates. “For example, they will

have a contract with a passanger for P400 from the airport to the DCOTT (Davao City Overland Transport Terminal),” said Poliquit. Drivers also claim that a dispatcher named “Mak-mak” is the one behind the contract system in the airport. Taxi cabs usually follow a “turno” where taxi cabs line up in malls and other

populous areas and wait for their turn to load passengers. This practice reduces the fuel consumption of the taxis since they no longer have to roam around the city to pick-up passengers. Poliquit also asked the help of passengers to report such incidents to help identify the erring drivers.(John Rizle L. Saligumba/davaotoday.com)

Safety of broadcasters in Southern Philippines under threat DAVAO CITY – Media watchdog Union of Journalists of the Philippines expressed concern over recent threats against a radio broadcaster Arturo “Jun” Sapanghari Jr. in Bukidnon province in northern Mindanao. Jessie Casalda, who heads the NUJP chapter in Davao City, said Sapanghari – who works for church-owned radio station dxDB based in Malaybalay City - received threatening text messages from his cell phone, saying that he will be the next journalist that will be killed in Bukidnon. Casalda said the threats sent through text messages never stopped since then.

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The unknown “texter” also told Sapanghari that his wife and child would not be spared. The NUJP chapter in Bukidnon province reported that just recently, an unidentified man went looking for Sapanghari in his house and left on a motorcycle after failing to find him. It said the man matches the description of the suspect in the recent killings in Bukidnon. On December 18, two See threat, page 11

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Birthday... from page 7

after two days.... I asks her why she eats that rice above all the other food we cook and eat. That is easy, she says, I am a Pinay. I need rice so my belly will be really full, it gives me a good feeling when my stomach is so full that it hurts. We, Filipinos, we need rice... and then I know how she will continue: we eat rice like you eat elke dag patatjes (potatoes every day, though I eat pasta most part of the time), and she finishes her story by telling me that she once had a girlfriend in Davao who was married to a foreigner, and that he had forbidden her to eat rice, and that she grew so thin.... I tell her not to worry, she can eat as much rice as she likes, but does she know why Asians have so little eyes? Because they eat so much rice that they cannot go to the CR anymore... Not funny, she says, so – as a good husband - I agree, and I tell her to hurry up, because we need to go to the fish market.... If you want to buy the good part of the fish at the market, the head, you need to be there early. All Jeana’s friends like to eat fish and especially the head, and it is only available at one market stand, where they all gather before going to drink coffee and talk together. When they were few Asians in Ghent, like fifteen years ago, the head was for free. Here, no one eats nor buys the head, and the fish you buy has already been cleaned by the shop owner. So different from Davao. But Jeana orders not only two or three heads, also kilos and kilos of fish that she will clean and cook later in several different ways. Her friends will come, eat, drink and sing karaoke... A quite alternative woman next to us looks at Jeana’s groceries and asks her why she buys the head of the fish. You cannot eat that tough? Jeana explains that in her country (and I see how she gets more and more proud...), there a some many different kinds of fish, but that the really best part of it is the head, and especially the eyes. They make a ploppy sound and taste in your mouth, she tells the lady, who is turning from white more and more straight into green colors... I add to Jeana’s story that you can also eat chicken legs, or balut, and she turns away from us, saying that we are no more than Barbarians... What people would eat a chick when they are still in the egg? I think we all should be vegetarians, she shouts to us, and when I explain that it is difficult to eat the chick out of the egg and that we first boil the chick in the egg before we eat it, she turns her head away from us and runs away... Mutual

respect, I think, and I ask Jeana if she can make me Minudo tonight. On our way to the meat stand, I take her arm and kiss her gently. I love you, my fish head, fish eye and balut eating monster, I tell her and then we buy some liver and stomach and kidneys. Indeed, there is no food like Philippine food! I will be back with a report on her birthday party! Salamat po! •• Jan J.I. Degeest (°1970) is an Art Historian, novelist and Rotarian – incoming president of Gent-Prinsenhof. He worked for several Belgian Secretaries of State and is actually Director of Communications at the Institute of Frescography, official book reviewer for Medievalists.net and Secretary General of the Non Profit Organization of Belgian and Luxembourgian Rotary Clubs. He is married to Jeana (°1970) and has one son, Elias. They live in the heart of the historical city of Ghent, Belgium. Any comments on this column are welcome on jandegeest48@ gmail.com.

Arrogance... from page 7

the problem is that their technical people can only come to our place Thursday yet. Tuesday, I tried to get in touch with some people in Globe Telecom’s corporate communications department who had been very kind and helpful in the past and in other concerns. They vowed help. But no one came to fix the problem. Shortly before I sat down to write this column I once again pleaded with the corporate communications people to help since nothing positive so far have turned up with regard our problem. I even went to the extent of telling them that while they in the corporate communications department had been doing their best and Globe spending so much to connect effectively with their clients, their technical people seems to enjoy tormenting their customers. Then just a few minutes ago as I write this piece, Globe Telecom’s contractor for technical concerns popped up in our house. Of course, we appreciate their coming but at the same time angered by the lackadaisical way they treated us their clients. When Globe Telecom became the leading telecommunications company in the country, similar behavior was observed among their frontline personnel. They take their own sweet time serving their clients thus paving the way for their fiercest competitor, Smart Telecommunications, to overtake them and even overrun them in their race for the number one status. It was for this reason that Globe Telecom spent much amount of money and

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Net cafes, DVD shops in Oro checked in anti-porn drive By FROILAN GALLARDO of MindaNews

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AGAYAN de Oro City––Teams of police officers and local government regulators fanned out to all internet cafes and DVD retailers in Divisoria and Cogon public market Tuesday in an aggressive information campaign against cyber pornography in the city.

The anti-cyber porn campaign came after the Manila-based Philippine National Police Anti-transnational and Cyber Crime Division pointed to Cagayan de Oro along with three other places in the country as top providers of porn materials involving children in the international market. The other places that

were identified as top transmittal areas for online photography for online pornography were Angeles City, Cebu City and Metro Manila. Police and members of the Regulatory and Complaints Board (RCB) found children as young as six years old playing computer games in dark and shoddy

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internet cafes in Cogon public market. They also found many retail shops along Divisoria and in Cogon public market selling DVDs with pornographic content. But they found no production sites of pornographic materials involving children that are popular in international adult sites. Councilor Teodolfo Lao, RCB chief said this is obvious because many of these production sites are reportedly in private homes and posh subdivisions in the city, away from the prying public eyes. Still, L ao said they warned the internet cafes and DVD retail shops that they were violating local ordinances no. 1890-1985

and 10536-2007 which prohibit the sale of lewd DVD materials and ban children in internet shops during school hours. “Those in the private houses are harder to monitor,” he said. Supt. Danildo Tumanda, deputy operations chief of the city police office said the role of Cagayan de Oro in the international porn market was traced through the internet services providers (ISP). “The ISPs were all traced here in Cagayan de Oro. Somewhere here, there is somebody providing the international market with huge volume of pornographic materials,” Tumanda said. Cagayan de Oro is no See PORN, page 11

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of the same digit.

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man hours re-engineering the attitude and behavior of their people. A new mindset was put in place. However, the saying that old dogs are hard to learn new tricks may have surfaced again in this Ayala-owned company. Perhaps they have slid back to their old habit thinking they have established themselves again as one of the giants in the telecommunications industry

in the country. And here lies the problem for Globe Telecom. Their people have become sloppy and lousy again. They have clearly become complacent being a giant in their industry. This is actually the evil of capitalism. The goal is always to be the number one, the leading one in the industry they belong to. But once they are on top, once they become a giant

the behavior and attitude complex of the people in the company changes from being helpful to becoming what-the-hell-do-I-care behavior. This we saw with how Globe Telecom’s petty tyrants treated us with our problem which is 180 degrees opposite at how their corporate communications people led by its head, Yoly Crisanto, and her executive assistant, Bettina Nieto,

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tried their utmost best to help us. It’s actually sort of Jekyl and Hyde behavior that giant corporations such as Globe Telecom can afford to inflict on their clients. Isn’t it? •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)


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Threat... from page 9

unidentified men were also spotted near the house of Sapanghari, who is also the vice-chairperson of NUJP chapter in Bukidnon. In November last year, gunmen murdered radio broadcaster Joas Dignos of dxGT Radyo Abante in Bukidnon’s Valencia City. He was shot 22 times. And now, Randy Makiputin, of Radyo Abante, has been receiving threats for helping Sapanghari. Casalda said the NUJP is disgusted over the inaction of the government to address and stop the threats and attacks against media workers in the country. “Moreover, the government has failed to capture and prosecute perpetrators in previous cases including the killers of Dignos, thereby perpetrating the continuing state of impunity,” he said. “NUJP-Davao City calls for the national and local government to address the threats against Sapanghari and his colleagues. We also remind President Aquino that there can be no daang matuwid and real democracy in this country if journalists are being threatened or killed and are suffering from poor working conditions,” Casalda said. The New York-based Human Rights Watch reported that a dozen journalists were killed in 2013 and bringing the total number of media workers murdered under the Aquino administration to 26. Out of these 26 cases, only six cases have police arrested suspects. The recent threats and attacks against Filipino journalists prove the claim of the Committee to Protect Journalists that the Philippines is the third most dangerous country in the world for media workers next to Iraq and Somalia. (Mindanao Examiner)

Quarry... from page 1

pic ture. At pres ent quarry operators and construction contractors sign contracts with permit holders, who are the ones who obtain the permit from the provincial government. Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. told MindaNews he learned that out from the 88 sand and gravel extraction permit holders, the province’s net revenue is only P1.8 million in 2012. He said this figure is a pittance compared to how much other provinces, like Pampanga, earn from sand and gravel. He said the ballpark figure is at least P100 million. The permit holders renew their permits every year. He said the scheme instead enriched some of the permit holders with the contractors as beneficiaries. He said the prevailing market price per cubic meter is P300. The provincial government collects 30 percent from the P30 per cubic

meter collected from the permit holders. About 40 percent of the share goes to the barangay and another 30 percent goes to the city or municipal government. He said in the present set up, contractors will transact directly with the provincial government through personnel of the Provincial Economic Enterprise Development and Management Office (PEEDMO) and will be required to comply with the environmental compliance certification (ECC). The province intends to collect P150 per cubic meter from anybody who will ask for permit to purchase by order with specific volume. If they were able to extract, as permitted, they have to obtain another permit if they have other projects, he added. But he clarified that new permit holders will have to foot expenses for extraction as the P150-per-cubic-meter rate will be net due to the local government units. Zubiri did not issue an executive order but wrote individual letters to permit holders that the provincial government is no longer renewing the expired permits. “Please be advised to stop all quarry operations effective immediately,” he wrote to a quarry operator in Sugod, Valencia City. “Failure to comply with this instruction compels this office to file a case against you before the appropriate court,” he added in a letter dated January 9. Board member Clive Quino, majority floor leader of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, said the committees on environment and laws will be studying the appropriate legislative move for the governor’s decision. Zubiri said the revenue to be collected from the new permit holders will no longer be in tax form, but as fees for economic enterprise. Cecille M. Egnar, the new chief of the Bukidnon Environment and Natural Resources Office, said there are still five quarry operators whose permits are yet to expire. Zubiri, in an interview during the 2013 election campaign, said that if he wins, the provincial government may consider taking over the extraction of sand and gravel in the province. He said the province will assume operations from sand and gravel quarry operators to help augment its revenues.

Targets... from page 1

because we see that the Philippines has become the center of drug production and drug distribution,” Rufus said. He cited the recent discovery of a West African syndicate and a Mexican drug cartel operating in the country, in addition to the Chinese syndicates. “In their countries there is death penalty for drug crimes,” Rufus said.

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“But they have moved to the Philippines because the law here only is only life imprisonment,” he said. “The Philippines is becoming the headquarters of drug cartels,” Rufus said. He said the bill has passed the committee level and will be on its way to Congress. “The problem of drugs in the country is very alarming,” he said.

Fasttrack... from page 1

landing lights and can be used in the evenings unlike Laguindingan Airport. Uy said the Lumbia aiport used to accommodate 28 flights a day as compared to the 18 maximum flights that the Laguindingan Airport could service at present because of the 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. only operations. Uy said businessmen, especially those dealing with perishable goods, have suffered from the absence of nighttime flights. The contractor has been given a deadline of June 30 for the installation of the landing lights and other navigational aids but Uy said they have asked CAAP for an earlier competion date by April. Uy said the contract was awarded last December 2012 and gave the contractor 18 months for the work to be finished.

Poor... from page 7

lawyers have been sternly dealt with, simply because they had to defend themselves in accusations against them in the media yet. Double standard? -ooo“GOD CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND ASSUMED HUMAN FORM AS JESUS”: Here is more on Jesus being God: In Isaiah 7:14, a prophecy was made that a virgin will conceive and give birth to a boy who will be named Emmanuel (which means, “God is with us”). In Isaiah 9:6, this prophecy was made clearer by the clarification that the boy will be called “Mighty God, Everlasting Father”. In Matthew 1:18-25, it was explained that the virgin’s name was Mary, and that the boy she was to give birth to was to be named Jesus (“because he will save his people”). Then, in John 1:1-14, it was there stated that God is the Word, the Creator of all things, the Giver of life, the Light that came into this world but was not accepted by His own people, and is the One who came down from heaven and assumed human form. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook. com, batasmauricio@yahoo.com and mmauriciojr111@gmail.com

Norberto Quite of the DAR Central Office discusses important points during the CPWASH orientation for the 10 municipal LGU and PO officers in Misamis Occidental. photo supplied

DAR CPWASH project covers 10 municipalities in Misamis Occidental By Arnold V. Quicoy

The Community-Managed Potable Water Supply and Hygiene Project (CPWASH) implemented by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Misamis Occidental will be expanded to cover 10 additional municipalities for the year 2014. The expansion program will include the municipalities of Jimenez, Calamba, Don Victoriano, Bonifacio, Clarin, Tudela, Sinacaban, Concepcion, Aloran, Lopez Jaena, Baliangao and Oroquieta City. An orientation program for the ten municipalities was conducted on January 7, 2014 at the Naomis’ Botanical Garden, Ozamiz City. This was attended by municipal mayors, munici-

Porn...

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stranger to cyber porn activities in the past. Police raided a house in a middle-class subdivision in Barangay Kauswagan in April 2009 and found 17 women including two minors, naked while chatting with foreign clients. The Regional Trial Court in Cagayan de Oro sentenced to life imprisonment Swedish nationals Bo Stefan Sederholm, 31, and

pal engineers, people’s organization leaders and DAR Staff in the municipalities covered by the expansion program. Norberto Quite of the Bureau of Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Development of the DAR Central Office and the DAR-10 Regional and Misamis Occidental Provincial Program Beneficiaries Development Divisions facilitated the activity. CPWASH was first implemented by DAR in 2008 in selected agrarian reform communities (ARCs). This was conceptualized to install low-cost water supply technology and sanitation systems that primarily address the requirements on safe, clean and potable water for the agrarian reform

beneficiaries in the ARCs. Water and sanitation facilities will be constructed in the different ARCs of the municipalities covered by the CPWASH expansion program. These includes the construction of spring box collector, iron removal filters , rain water collector, biogas digester, and biosand filter. CPWASH serves as a mechanism to raise the agrarian reform beneficiaries’ awareness and appreciation on the relationship of water, health and poverty as they are closely linked to each other. The project will augment the existing barangay water supply facility and will also improve the barangay health and sanitation program. (ERS)

Emil Andreas Solemo, 35, after it found them guilty beyond reasonable doubt as the operators of the cybersex operations. Tumanda said it is possible that that a syndicate has taken over the cyber operations left by the two suspects. Teddy Sabugaa, chief of the Cagayan de Oro Social Welfare and Development, proposed involving barangay officials in the campaign to rid Cagayan de Oro of kiddie porn. “The officials are

supposed to know each of their residents. If they can monitor who are staying in their barangays, we already solve 80 percent of the problem,” Sabugaa said. (Froilan Gallardo)

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2013 BRIGADA ESKWELA By CARINA P. SALAGAN School Principal I

The yearly activity of Brigada Eskwela is our untiring activity of a school to be participated by the school stakeholders, PTA, Community, SGC and Teachers. With the big increase of our enrolment from 907 to 988 this activity of Brigada Eskwela is a help to our school because last May 2013, 2 temporary classrooms were constructed by our General PTA and Teachers for the 4 additional teachers and pupils , concreting of the portion of our school perimeter fence were done by our stakeholders . The cleaning

and repair of classrooms and area of responsibilities in school were also done. Hand in hand everybody did their best to make the school ready and inviting to everybody especially to the school children. Not only giving their time and effort to support our school but also an amount and materials were donated by private individual to sustain the temporary construction of classrooms and repair of some desks and windows of other classrooms. It was indeed a successful Brigada Eskwela.


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