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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 123

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Moreno names Acenas as acting mayor of Oro


By Cheng Ordonez Executive Editor

‘Wilma’ threatens 9 M’nao provinces

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Mayor Oscar Moreno has designated Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas as Officer In Charge (OIC) of the city effective noon yesterday (November 4) until the evening of November 6, when the former returns from his trip to Fukuoka, Japan. See FULL STORY/p.2

‘No arms, no uniform’

Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Jose Balajadia has said that security for the Senate probe on alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Napoles will be strict, although it would be minus arms and See arms/p.11

Villar welcomes Yuletide season

Spearheaded by Nacionalista Party President and Vista Land Chairman Manny Villar with Crown Asia Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Mary Lee Sadiasa a giant Christmas tree was lit and a spectacular Christmas display was launched at Valenza, Sta. Rosa, Laguna to usher in the most awaited season of the year. Making the event more meaningful, early Christmas gifts were also given to kids from SOS Children’s Villages Manila.

P10 million allocated to improve garlic yield of Ilocos Norte farmers, says Villar SENATOR Cynthia A. Villar yesterday said the Committee on Agriculture and Food which she chairs, was able to help garlic growers to secure P10 million to fund a research undertaking that will improve production of the famous “Ilocos garlic.” “The hearing was able to resolve a lot of problems suffered by our garlic growers. One of these is funding

to improve garlic seedlings so that our variety will be more competitive,” Villar said after the hearing held in Batac, Ilocos Norte yesterday. During the hearing, Department of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala gave the commitment that he will approve the initial funding of P10 million requested by the Mariano

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Marcos State University (MMSU). “DA officials will meet with MMSU officials next week, after the long weekend, to finalize this. We are very happy our Ilocos farmers are getting this kind of support from the national government,” Villar added.n Batll approve the initial funding of P10 million requested by the Mariano

Marcos State University i In her ocular inspection at Batac Public Market, Villar learned from Magdalena Domanais, 49, one of the vendors, that a kilo of locally grown garlic sells at P200 while imported garlic sells at P80 a kilo. “We are hopeful further R&D will be able to make Ilocos garlic more See GARLIC/p.11

Storm signal No. 1 was hoisted in nine Mindanao provinces as tropical depression “Wilma,” as of 10 a.m. Monday, was spotted 75 kilometers north northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, the state weather forecaster said. “Wilma has maintained its strength as it continues to move westward towards Caraga region,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its 11 a.m. advisory. It has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometer per hour (kph) near the center and moving west at 19 kph, PAGASA said. Placed under storm signal No. 1 were Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental Camiguin Island, and northern part of Zamboanga Del Norte. Siargao Island, a part of Surigao del Norte, was also placed under storm signal No. 1, under which 30-60 kph winds may be expected within the next 36 hours, Pagasa said. In the Visayas, storm signal No. 1 was hoisted over the southern part of Negros Occidental, southern part of Negros Oriental, southern Cebu, Siquijor, Bohol and Southern Leyte Estimated rainfall amount is from 10.0 – 25.0 mm per hour (heavy – intense) within the 300 km diameter of the tropical depression. PAGASA warned that flashfloods and landslides may occur in areas under storm signal No. 1. (MindaNews)

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Moreno names Acenas as acting mayor of Oro By Cheng Ordonez, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Mayor Oscar Moreno has designated Vice Mayor Caesar Ian Acenas as Officer In Charge (OIC) of the city effective noon yesterday (November 4) until the evening of November 6, when the former returns from his trip to Fukuoka, Japan. Mayor Moreno has been invited by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific to attend the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on November 5 to 6, 2013, in Fukuoka, Japan. In the letter of invitation to Mayor Moreno, Yoshinobu Fukasawa, director of UN-Habitat, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, said the objective of the EGM is to enhance sustainable regional development in Asia and the Pacific region through technical cooperation from Japan. The meeting will also discuss specific themes, namely, (1) best practice pilot projects selected from EGMs held from 2009 to 2012, and (2) sustainable urban transportation. “In

brief, it aims to connect Asia-Pacific cities and communities with Japanese environmental expertise and technology in these areas,” Director Fukasawa said. UN-Habitat has invited several potential partners in Japan’s local governments and private sector’s business groups, along with experts and leaders from developing nations to discuss both areas of need and feasibility of specific Japanese solutions. The EGM includes official events such as the technical site visits to urban transportation and mobility hubs in Fukuoka City. Mayor Moreno said he sees the invitation as a “rare opportunity to interact with international experts and our honor to present and promote CDO.”


In the article “36 NPA members surrender” published yesterday, Nov. 4, 2013 on page 2, the second paragraph erroneously named Agusan del Sur Gov. Rodolfo Rodrigo G. Plaza instead of the correct name of GOV. ADOLPH EDWARD G. PLAZA. We regret the error. The Editors

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Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia Ed Malaya welcome Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez and other members of the Philippine observer delegation to the 39th Exploraratory Talks between the Philippine government (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the Philippine Embassy in Malaysia. The peace talks were held in Kuala

Lumpur, Malaysia last August 22-25, 2013 and it is the first time in the 16-year history of the peace talks that observers from various sectors are represented. From left, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker Pangalian Balindong and Representative Jesus Sacdalan. Photo courtesy of Ken Dischaves

Fire razes cult village in Misor, fireman hurt JASAAN, Misamis Oriental––A fireman was injured during a two-hour fire that razed about 24 houses in the cult village of San Antonio, Jasaan in Misamis Oriental shortly before noon Sunday. Jasaan Fire Marshall Rolando Obsioma identified the injured as Fire Officer Vlademer Bade who fell to the ground startled when the fire suddenly burst in front of him. Obsioma said that Bade was brought to a nearby hospital in Bal-

ingasag for treatment. He suffered a minor injury and was feeling well. He said that the Jason fire station received a fire alarm shortly before noon Sunday and Fire Officer Bade was the first to respond to the fire scene. The fire spread quickly, gobbled up 24 houses made of light materials and rendered some 100 people, including children, homeless. Obsioma that no other injury was reported. Initial damaged to

property was placed at P 250,000. He said fire investigators were still determining the origin and cause of the fire. Village Chief Charlie Eugenio said that the victims would be temporarily housed at the public school there. The coastal village of San Antonio is home of the Philippine Benevolent Missionary, a sect known as a cult whose members thrive mostly through fishing and farming. CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

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Troops, NPAs clash in Dahilayan, 1 killed By CRIS DIAZ, Mindanao Daily News Executive Editor

CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City––A government trooper was killed in a clashed with communist rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the vicinity of a forest resort in Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon Saturday afternoon. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division here, identified the lone fatality

as Private First Class Rudy Lamesa, a member of the army’s 8th Infantry Batallion based in Bukidnon. Uy said that the government troopers were conducting patrols in upper Dahilayan at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad when they encountered a group of five communist rebels that triggered a five minute armed skirmishes. He said that the pur-

suing government troops noticed blood stains along the NPA rebels withdrawal route which indicated that some communist guerrillas might have been wounded in the firefight. Uy said that the military has mounted pursuit operations against the communist NPA rebels who swooped down the “Mega Farm,” a MISAMIS ORIENTAL--Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez with second district Board Member piggery farm in Sil-ipon, clashes | page 11

Nancy S. Madjos visited the Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital in Manticao town to distribute the medical equipment donated by Children International last October 30, 2013. This is part of the vice governor’s effort to have additional supplies to the provincial hospitals. Photo supplied

Hog farm owner airs side on recent NPA attack By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano (right) administers the oath of office Monday morning to new Libertad Mayor Miguel S. Juario in the presence of Departmemt of Interior and Local Government provincial director Bruce A. Colao. Juario, formerly the vice mayor, took over the mayoralty post after the death of former mayor Mario Jagus. The new vice mayor is Leonardo L. Uy Jr. who was the First Kagawad. The oathtaking ceremony was held at the Provincial Capitol.

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Mega Farm owner See Hong has finally agreed to an interview regarding last week’s attack by the New People’s Army at his piggery in Libona, Bukidnon. See Hong said he has never received any demand from the NPA and deplored the attack in which more than 50 hogs were shot to death and some 500 others

wounded by hacking. “We believe we should not be treated this way,” See Hong said. “Our rates are quite high, above average,” he added, noting that they give their employees basic pay plus incentive allowance “to encourage them to work.” “I believe our employees enjoy working for us,” he said. “We have bunkhouses for those workers who want to stay there,” he added.

Earlier reports said the NPA staged the attack because of salary grievances from the employees whereas the military said it could have been related to “revolutionary taxes”. See Hong considers himself retired from the business because it his son Erwin who manages the farm, one of the major suppliers of hogs in Northern Mindanao. He said operations at the farm has resumed and See ATTACK/p.11

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Agusan del Norte • Agusan del Sur • Surigao del Norte • Surigao del Sur • Dinagat Islands

Classes suspended in Surigao City due to tropical storm ‘Wilma’ SURIGAO City––Classes in the elementary level were suspended today after tropical depression “Wilma” made landfall in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur this morning. City Mayor Ernesto T. Matugas on Monday morning declared a suspension of classes after the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) hoisted storm signal No. 1 over the Caraga Region and four other provinces in Mindanao. Caraga comprises the provinces of Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. The provinces of Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental Camiguin Island, and the northern part of Zamboanga Del Norte were

also placed under storm signal No. 1. Rain has poured since Sunday night but the water level in Surigao River has remained low, Ramil Escamillan, a resident at the riverside in Barangay San Juan said. “Rains are moderate but we are ready to evacuate anytime if rains would pour hard today,” he said. Zenmond Duque, station commander of the Philippine Coast Guard Surigao City Station, told reporters that no vessels have been allowed to leave port. Passengers were stranded at the ports here and in Lipata. In Dinagat, Rosario Roxas of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office said classes in the pre-school level were Trainees are made to roll over the bodies of their colleagues on the hot sand during the culmination of the 2-day See wilma/p.11

intensive training for the Search and Rescue Agusan del Sur or SARAS at Masao Beach in Butuan City Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

DOH: Dengue cases climb 2,310 in Caraga region, 21people die By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

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BUTUAN City––The Department of Health has reported that a total of 2,310 suspect Dengue cases were admitted to different hospitals in Caraga Region from January l to October 19, 2013. Dines Garcia, Media Relations Officer of the DOH Center for Health Development-Caraga, said

the number of dengue cases for the period was 33 percent higher compared to the same period last year. Garcia also reported that 21 deaths were recorded during the period with Butuan City having the highest number of fatalities with six, one each from Barangays Doongan, Tungao, Taligaman, Pangabugan, Pagatpatan and Libertad. Bislig City had two deaths, Agusan

del Sur, two, Agusan del Norte, three, Surigao City, two, Cabadbaran City, one, Bayugan City, two, and Surigao del Sur, three. Garcia noted that the fatality rate for the whole region was 0.91 percent. The distr ibution of Dengue Fever cases are: Butuan City – 764; Agusan del Sur – 462; Surigao del Sur – 230; Surigao del Norte – 223; Surigao City – 174; Agusan del Norte – 139; Bislig City – 124; Cabadbaran City – 84; Bayugan City – 80; Dinagat Islands – 17; and Tandag City – 13. Ages of the cases ranged from one month to 84 years old.

DOH Center for Health Development-Caraga OIC Regional Director Minerva Molon stressed that the key to effectively control dengue is through prevention which involves everyone. According to Monol, developing the 4-O’clock Habit Daily is one form of controlling the spread of dengue. “At 4 pm, household members should Stop, Look inside the house, Search and Destroy all possible breeding sites of mosquitoes. Listen to barangay officials for effective measures to destroy, control and stop denguecarrying mosquitoes in your house and community,” she said.

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he people should be public-safety conscious citizens especially that the season where the use of firecrackers is very near already. This is a reminder given by the Task Force on Illegal Firecrackers during the Forum and Mobilization of Regional Task Force on Illegal Firecrackers hosted by the Department of Health (DOH). It was held on October 31, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City. The task force was composed of various government agencies and is organized in order to eliminate the use of illegal firecrackers, lessen the use of firecrackers and, as well, reduce mortality rate among individuals. During the meeting, the task force through PNP Police Chief Inspector and in-charge of Guard Supervision Section Aaron M. Mandia also reiterated the list of illegal firecrackers which include Big Triangle, Super Lolo and equivalents,

Mother Rocket, Five Star, OG, Pla-pla and Pillbox. Firecrackers without labels (and also usage instructions and others), firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices that could endanger life and limb (including ingenious underground fabrications), Goodbye Earth, Atomic and dangerous firecrackers manufactured by illegal firework makers are also prohibited. He also echoed the PNP’s warning, emphasizing the salient provisions of Republic Act 7183 that regulates the manufacture, sale, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic devices consistent with, and in furtherance of public safety, order and national security as well as the enhancement of cultural traditions. Penalties are set to the violators of RA 7183, rang-

PNP-10 Police Chief Inspector Aaron M. Mandia shows a sample of Certificate of Attendance given during the Fireworks Safety Training Seminar. This is one of the requirements that should be complied by a particular establishment for them to be permitted in selling firecracker products. ( Photo by A.S.F.)

ing from a fine P20,000 to P30,000. These people could also be charged for six to twelve months imprisonment, or have both such fine and imprisonment. Aside from the requirements set through RA 7183, Mandia also said that estab-

lishments of firecrackers would not be given permits without its attendance to Fireworks Safety Training Seminar. PNP’s Civil Security Group conducted the training seminar last October 25. Mandia said that there are only few from Cagayan de

Oro City who attended on the event and hence, PNP10 and City Police should have a thorough lookout and be watchful to those establishments who do not have permits. After the forum conducted in that day, Task

Force on Illegal Firecrackers had their meeting as they finalized their activities concerning on the use of illegal firecrackers. Part of that is the information drive, calling the public to be public-safety conscious individuals.

MisOr new MisOcc 84th Year celebrations opened mayor, vice mayor P95-M MOPAC Grandstand Blessed town swear in at Capitol By PJ TREMEDAL, Correspondent

Oroquieta City- Misamis Occidental as it celebrates with its 84th Founding Year; the GO Hermie Administration of the first lady governor Hon. Herminia M. Ramiro, the province acquired the newly design and modern structure of sports facility. Yesterday (Nov. 4), Misamis Occidental opened it gates to visitors, guests and Misamisnons in the celebration of its 84th Founding year and the 4th Pasungko Sig’ MisOcc Festival, dubbed as the Festival of all Festivals of Misamis Occidental. One of the first activities was the blessing of the P95-M modern grandstand in the Misamis Occidental Provincial Action Center (MOPAC) designed and built by EM Cuerpo Incorporated, Engineering and

Construction firm. Governor Herminia M. Ramiro in her first term, planned it out to make Misamis Occidental one of the sports centre of excellence in Northern Mindanao by asking her Sangguniang Panlalawigan to give her an authority to find ways and means to build a new sports facilities that will not only house sports enthusiasts but a ten classroom, business center, and open spaces for offices to be used by Misamisnons. Governor Ramiro with the approval of her legislative body, under then vice Governor Henry S. Oaminal who seats now as the peoples Representative of the 2nd District asked a loan from the Philippine Veterans Bank worth P245-M. However the governor

also planned in improving the provincial Capitol, said loaned amount is to be utilized not only for the modern sports grandstand but to build a new capitol building at the back of the 77 years old Capitol Building. The two major projects of the Go Hermie Agenda faced some controversies and even because of the intervention of the National Historical Institute and the National Commission for Culture and Arts, it was nearly stopped but with the governors persistence and patience to answers all legalities and possibilities the two projects is now on going, The 4-storey Administrative Building with modern fixture and features to include an elevator for a comfortable offices of the Provincial Government and

the 95-M MOPAC Grandstand was blessed on its 84th Founding Anniversary with a month long activities. The activity includes the search for the Mutya ng Misamis Occidental 2013, Pasungko Sig MisOcc Festival (Festivals of all Festivals), Pasungko Trade Fair, and other activities like the Go Hermie Biking Competition, Idol ng Kabataan: Year 3, Da Voice PGMO Singing Contest, etc. On his part, Provincial Tourism Council Chairman Gerard Hilarion Ramiro said, that with the lined up activities for the 84th Anniversary, Misamis Occidental hopes for the best of all the best especially that Department of Tourism Regional office 10 has made the province as one of its tourist destination. (ADVERTORIAL)


C AG AYA N DE ORO -- Libertad town Vice Mayor Leonardo Uy Jr. sworn in Monday morning, at the Provincial Capitol, as the new Town Mayor fol l ow i ng t he demise of Mayor Mario Jaguz who ser ved his constituents for only about four months after the election. Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny “Bambi” Emano administered the oath of office to Uy, invoking the law of succession. May o r Ja g u z s u c cumbed to a heart attack while given medical attention at a hospital, here, last October 29. Aside from Uy, also swor n in to t a ke his

place as vice mayor, is the town’s Number 1 Kagawad Miguel Juario. Both Uy and Juario belong to the Padayon local party of former Cagayan de Oro Mayor Vicente Emano. The oath-taking of the two new officials were attended by their respective family members and colleagues in the executive and legislative branches of the l o c a l gove r n m e nt of Libertad. Mayoy Uy said he will continue the good plans of the former mayor and admitted to be facing great challenges because he took the position of a mayor described by Gov. Emano as “one of the better mayors” in the province.

2013 Nat’l Productivity Olympics champ hails from Misamis Occidental CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) proudly announced that a company in Clarin, Misamis Occidental won in the 2013 Productivity Olympics. Elim Agricultural Supply-Poultry Plant, a poultry dressing, cutting, blasting, deboning, marinating and distribution company under the Category of Agri-Business – Medium Enterprise Category, bested 21 national nominees in this year’s Productivity Olympics. Operating as a food pro-

cessing plant, the company is compliant with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Halal and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements. Programs (PIPs) of the company included the installation of stainless screw chiller and paddle chiller which increased its volume of production to 10.7 percent; relocation of secondary by-product facility and relocation of evisceration line which shortened the

processing time of work and allowed savings on labor, production and overhead costs; upgrading of equipment such as scalding equipment, defeathering equipment, conveyor equipment, stunner equipment which eliminated delays in production, and reduced risks of exposure of workers to chlorine and other substance; expansion of RKD and By-Product Area and Relocation of By-Product area from outside premises which created a more conducive and safe work environment.

The 2013 Productivity Olympics awarding ceremonies was held last October 24, 2013 in Century Park Hotel, Manila. Recognition at the regional level will be conferred by the RTWPB Chairperson and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Director Alan M. Macaraya on November 20, 2013 during the DOLE Management Committee meeting in Ozamiz City. Productivity Olympics is a prestigious biennial national competition for best productivity programs

or practices on business excellence and resource management of the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) organized DOLE and the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) in coordination with the RTWPBs since 2008. The awards are categorized by sector such as: agribusiness, industry and service; and by establishment size such as: micro, medium and small establishments. In 2008, Slers Industries Inc., a globally dynamic

organization producing fine quality foods won under the Business Excellence category for Medium Enterprise. Velomer Poultry Breeder Farms also won under the category of Small Enterprise category for Best in Business Excellence in the same year. In 2009, Vjandep Pastel of Camiguin, a pastry shop founded in 1990 known for its pastel bread buns sought of by tourists and local travelers won in the Category of Best in Business Excellence under the Medium Enterprises. (RTWPB-X/ PIA-10)

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Fish kill in MisOr could happen to people HUNDREDS of fish of varied species floated in the seashore of Baluarte, Tagolo-an, Misamis Oriental starting Wednesday night last week. The incident alarmed the fishing folks that some of them frantically called up the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) that same evening. Residents in the area suspected that effluents from a mountain of damaged copra, reportedly dumped Cris Diaz in the area by a coco oil processing plant in Iligan City might have caused the “fish kill.” BFAR investigators suspected that “carbon monoxide,” a poisonous gas oil substance, could be the reason for the “fish kill.” Local officials in Baluarte reported that the sea water along the Baluarte coastline turned reddish on Thursday morning – an indication of a lethal substance that has mixed with the sea water there. Over a hundred kilos of fish, crustaceans, and other marine creatures died of suffocation due to the absence of oxygen in the sea water. Some fish which happened to drop by Thursday morning along the seashore had to protrude their snout above the sea water to gasp for oxygen. Of course, after a few hours, those creatures also died. One could imagine the pitiful sight of “unthinking” sea and shoreline creatures emitting the instinct of survival. When did these lowest forms of God creations think of preserving their lives? Even in eminent death, these creatures thought us to think twice – that life is precious and that the environment provides us the elements to survive. The reported “fish kill” in Tagolo-an was a strong message of how people are destroying the environment. The people of Misamis Oriental and elsewhere in the

country should stand together to protect and preserve the environment. It is the primordial obligation of every human being to protect the environment at all costs – even if doing so would mean the supreme sacrifice. Actually, the poison that killed the fish in Tagolo-an was negligible compared to the environmental destruction that the coal plant could do to the environment. Next week, the Filinvest Development Corporation announced the groundbreaking of the P 30 billion “coal fired power plant” in the border towns of Tagolo-an and Villanueva in Misamis Oriental. Owners of the coal plant boost that the plant has adopted the “fluidized bed” method to minimize the effect of pollution. This argument is deceptive in its form and context. Actually, a fluidized bed method is one way of effectively and evenly mass transport of heat for distribution. In the coal plant’s application, it could simply mean the effective distribution of electric power. The “fluidized bed” method does not mean an effective anti-pollution device as the management of the coal plant intends to disseminate. The people of Misamis Oriental should learn the lesson of the fish kill in Baluarte, Tagolo-an. As earlier explain, the coal plant is the number contributor of global warming on the planet today. The carbon dioxide that the coal plant emits is also the source of various pollutants such as Sulphur Oxide, Nitrogen Oxide, and Mercury – all of these are lethal substances that could definitely compromise the people’s health and the environment. Let us band together to prevent the fish kill to (God forbids) happen to human beings in the future. Let us oppose the construction of additional coal fired power plant in Misamis Oriental. [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@

Lots of help from abroad for Bohol

It is heartening to realize how people around the world responded to a great tragedy in Bohol on account of the powerful earthquake that hit it very recently. Some European countries came with millions of pesos to help the victims as well as rehabilitate the beauty of the island. The same thing came from Japan, the United States and a lot others. It is so nice such gestures came from people we never knew but their hearts filled with sympathy to the cries and tears of the victims. I predict Bohol will soon rise to its former self proud and smiling. I hope the help coming from numerous people around the globe will fall to the right hands. Those Boholanos who lined up in the streets begging for food and

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Ben Emata Jr. water will find themselves in their homes. I wish the government agencies, the Philippine Red Cross and other groups of volunteers will perform their tasks with care and pity. Let us avoid politics to find its place in a situation where people are dying of hunger. I was informed many places in the island are still without electricity. That several bridges which were destroyed during the strong tremor remained unrepaired. I have seen on TV

newscasts the highways which were not passable and which need immediate repair. A lot others collapsed and beyond rehabilitation. New bridges have to be constructed but how soon is another matter. My heart bleeds seeing at people crying and searching for their missing kids and other relatives. Then there were people so hungry and thirsty needing so much help. I urge the government and the proper agencies

to act with dispatch before things will turn worst. We have to preserve lives and properties in such a situation. We need a battalion of n doctors and nurses to take care of the health of the people. We should be ashamed to the foreigners who extended help and we lag behind because of politicking by some people. Let us set aside any acts to favor certain persons or group of persons identified with politicians. Let us all be Christians in this situation and show only the good things hidden in our hearts. May the souls of those who perished will find affection and love of the living. Anywhere in the world and no matter what religion we stand it is always our See BOHOL/p.11

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Why PhilPaSS matters to you If you are a “banked” individual, you have probably experienced withdrawing money from your savings account using the automated teller machine (ATM) of another bank. Technically, what happens is your bank is “borrowing” money from the other bank to provide your immediate cash requirements. Now, how do you think your bank is able to pay what it borrowed from the other bank? Also, how is it possible that your account immediately reflects your withdrawal? Banks do not manually pay each other by exchanging bags of cash at the end of the banking day. If dues are settled this way, it will cost a lot of time and effort from the parties involved. That’s why in modern economies such as what most countries have now, there exists an infrastructure that enables the efficient payment and settlement between financial institutions in a given country. This infrastructure is called a payment system. Payment systems play an important role in the financial infrastructure of the economy. They provide the mechanism through which money is transferred

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye from one party to another. In the Philippines, our national payment system is called the PhilPaSS or the Philippine Payments and Settlements System. It is an automated facility owned and operated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), which as the country’s central monetary authority has taken steps to ensure that there is a safe and efficient payment and settlement system in the country. The PhilPaSS, which was launched in 2002, settles fund transfers between participant banks and financial institutions which maintain deposits with the BSP. It uses a real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) that allows payments and settlements to be processed and posted as they happen. With RTGS, risks in high-value payments between banks are minimized because transactions do not require exchange of actual cash. Since banks

have their own deposit accounts in the BSP, the central bank directly adds or deducts from the banks’ respective accounts in the BSP what are being paid or settled through the PhilPaSS. This process has proven to be a more efficient way of processing transactions. Before, things were done manually. Debit and credit entries were posted one by one in the banks’ respective deposit accounts in the BSP. Statement of accounts of the banks also had to be sent through postal mail. Operating the PhilPaSS is the BSP’s Payments and Settlements Office (PSO), a lean and mean team of 15 personnel, including its head Director Bella Santos. The PSO, formerly called the Deposit Demand Account – RTGS Payment Unit, came to be in June 2006 as per Monetary Board Resolution No. 847.A. It processes an average

Indonesia needed in peace talks DAVAO City––I recently read somewhere that Indonesia was being called upon to do more and help in the on-going peace negotiations with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Was this report a “transition ploy” to soften the ground? Or a ‘trial balloon” of sorts to replace Malaysia as peace facilitator? I am not so sure. But yes, Indonesia can be a viable mediator/assistor, if both GPH and the MILF agree. Since Indonesia, representing the Organization of Islamic Conference (now Cooperation, OIC) helped forge the 1996 peace agreement with NUR MISUARI’S Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), it can be instrumental in re-uniting or putting together the divided bangsamoro factions. Let’s face it: comprehensive peace cannot be achieved if the bangsamoro is split. Malaysia, with all its good intentions and hard work, unfortunately, is saddled with the issue about the Sabah claim and its dynamics with the MNLF. But it may be difficult to change horses at this late stage. I suggest the best move now is to get Indonesia to be more involved by managing the concerns of the MNLF and help out -- not replace -- Malaysia in getting to the end game. This will also give the influential OIC more traction in the on-going

Advocacy Mindanao Jess Dureza peace process. But Malaysia will have to give up its exclusive and monopolistic hold in the negotiations. Malaysia alone, with all the recent developments including the MNLF- Zambonga incident, will no longer fly. BISHOP NANDING ---Turning 79 years old a few days ago. Archbishop Emeritus NANDING CAPALLA looked so hale and healthy and still young looking. The “NANDING BOYS” (ANTHONY “TARAS” SASIN, JOEY MENPIN, NILO CLAUDIO, AL BARRETO, ART MILAN & BOBBY ORIG) were all there at his retirement house at Catalunan Grande with the other guests. The celebrant was gearing up to fly to Zamboanga City the following day to look at the situation there. WRONG ADVICE ---One favorable note we learned during that birthday gathering was that Malacanang, for the first time ever and through UNDERSECRETARY NABIL TAN of the Mindanao Monitoring Office, had recently of-

ficially reached out to the BISHOP ULAMA CONFERENCE to resume being an active player in the peace work in Mindanao. Perhaps unknown to many, the BUC was totally ignored (as in “deadma”) by Malacanang since the start of the Aquino administration. Don’t blame the President. It was upon the wrong advice ostensibly coming from presidential advisers. I am reminded of that disastrous assessment, also from advisers that MISUARI was a “spent force” and the miscalculation of terminating the tripartite review of the MNLF peace agreement. We’ve seen the consequent damage. Reaching out to the BUC, although late in the day, is still a welcome development. All the while, I was aware of how USEC NABIL under EXECUTIVE SECRETARY JOJO OCHOA had been trying to re-connect with Mindanao players. It’s not yet too late. Let’s all come together and give support. ZAMBOANGA MESS --- More than one month See TALKS/p.11

of 5,000 daily transactions with an average daily value of Php 1.4 Trillion. These transactions involve 37 commercial banks, 46 thrift/savings banks, 60 rural banks, 13 non-banks and quasi-banking institutions. This group settles the transactions of third party system providers such as the Philippine Clearing House Corporation, Megalink, Bancnet, and the Philippine Dealing Exchange. It’s important to note too, that the PhilPaSS does not just facilitate interbank fund transfers and ATM transactions. It also settles check clearing and facilitates trading of foreign exchange and government securities. Banks also use the PhilPaSS to facilitate inward remittances from overseas Filipinos. With the speed, ease an d s afe t y of fe re d by PhilPaSS, many ordinary Filipinos have a lot to be happy about. •• Note: My book, Central Banking for Every Juan and Maria is now available in main branches of Fully B ooked, Power B ooks, National Book Store, and University of the Philippines Press.

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Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke9:43-45(November5, 2013-Tuesday) Luke 14:15-24- A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one [consent] began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that ser vant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angr y said to his ser vant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the ser vant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the ser vant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel [them] to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper: This gospel reminds us to dine with God in the spiritual banquet of the Holy Eucharistic Celebration. This is supposed to be done daily for the nourishment of our souls. Are you coming to the mass daily? Take note, this is for all walks of life. In 1 Timothy 2:4-Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth: SPONSORED: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

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Village chieftain shot in Pagadian City


AGADIAN CITY – Gunmen riding tandem on a motorcycle shot and wounded a village chieftain in a broad daylight attack Sunday in Pagadian City in the southern Filipino province of Zamboanga del Sur, police said.

in Labangan town, was shot near Agora Market along Pajares Avenue in Santa Lucia Distr ic t. Talumpay was heading to the market to buy dried fish when one of two gunmen shot him with a .45-caliber pistol. The gunmen escaped after t h e a t t a c k . Ta l u m p a y w a s r u s h e d t o t h e h o s pit a l for gunshot wound in the neck. Police said the victim, AbThe motive of the failed du l R a c m an Ta lu mp ay, 4 8 , assassination is still unknown, village chieftain of Dalapang but police launched an inves-

tigation into the attack and who were behind it. Talumpay’s family did not g i v e a ny s t at e m e n t t o t h e media about the shooting or whether it was connected to politics or family feud. Gun attacks perpetrated by motorcycle gunmen are almost a daily occurrence in Pagadian City, where hired killers are actively operating. Many of the shooting incidents here are unres olved. (Mindanao Examiner)

2 wounded in shootout in Zambo town PAG A D IA N C I T Y – A gunman was shot after he opened fire and wounded a cop who trying to arrest in the town of San Pablo in Zamboanga del Sur province, officials said Sunday. Officials said the gunman, Edralin Villalon, was being arrested by PO1 Marjun Anghad, 26, when he pulled a pistol and shot the cop and hitting him on the left foot. Despite his wound, Ang had managed to sho ot back at his attacker and wounded him on the leg

and arrested the 36-year old man. A ng h a d an d an ot h e r cop, PO1 Marjun Cortez, responded to a report of indiscriminate shooting at Purok Q uat ro in t he village of Pao where they spotted Villalon, a resident of Guinocolaly village in nearby Dinas town. Officials said a .45-caliber pistol was recovered from Villalon. It was unknown whether the weapon was licensed or not or why Villaon was carrying the gun. (Mindanao Examiner)

18,206 applicants to take PNPA-CAT on Nov. 10

ZAMBOANGA CITY -A total of 18,206 qualified applicants -- 13,890 males and 4,316 females -- will participate in the Philippine National Police Academy-Cadet Admission Test (PNPA-CAT) on Nov. 10. The examinations will take place in 25 testing centers nationwide, Chief Supt. Noel G. Constantino, PNPA director, said on Monday. The testing centers are located in the cities of Vigan, Urdaneta, Tuguegarao, Cauayan, Cabanatuan, San Fernando, Calamba, Dasmarinas, Lucena, Naga, Legazpi, Baguio, Manila, Pasay, Quezon, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Tacloban, Z amboanga, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos, Butuan and Cotabato. Constantino said the PNPA administration, in its quest for genuine reforms to improve the quality of graduates, has increased the recruitment and selection standards starting this year. These include increasing the minimum age requirements for admission from 17-21 years old to 18- 22 years old and applicants must at least be high school graduates

upon application. In addition, the PNPA administration adopted a competency-based predetermined passing score of 70 percent and with no score below 50 percent in each of the four parts of the examinations. The examinations cover English and Communications, Mathematics and Science, Abstract and Logical Reasoning and Aptitude for the Service, General Information and Current Events. Successful examinees will undergo further testing which includes neuropsychiatric test, physical/ medical/dental exams, physical fitness test and a panel interview. The selection process is sequential, that is, an applicant will not be allowed to proceed to the next stage if he or she does not qualify in the previous stage. As part of the innovations and scheme to attract the best and the brightest applicants, for the first time, high school valedictorians and salutatorians as well as college cum laude graduates who are qualified were granted the privilege to

be exempted from taking the test. A total of 140 honor high school and college graduates have availed of this privilege. The notices of examinations were earlier sent via mail to the qualified applicants. All examinees are advised to be at their respective testing center not later than 7 a.m. on Nov. 10 and bring with them their notice of examination and other requirements as indicated in the notice. Qualified applicants may check out the PNPA website at or for any inquires may call mobile No. 0939-9387344 and 0917-5937672. Applicants who will hurdle all phases of admission will be appointed as cadets of PNPA on April 15, 2014 and will be part of the Bachelor of Science in Public Safety (BSPS) Class of 2018. PNPA cadets are full government scholars and also receives a monthly pay and allowances amounting to P29,525 in addition to other benefits such as clothing allowance and bonuses. (PNA)

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Decorated marine commander takes over Western Mindanao Command ZAMBOANGA CITY – A decorated marine commander whose brilliant career made him one of the best in the Philippine military has been named as the next chief of the Western Mindanao Command in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines. Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero, commander of the Western Command headquarters in Palawan province, is set to take over Lieutenant General Rey Ardo who is retiring this week. Ardo was the military commander when hundreds of separatist rebels simultaneous attacked Zamboanga City in September. More than 400 people were killed and wounded in three weeks of street battles that also resulted in a humanitarian crisis. A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy in 1981, Guerrero served as military chief in Basilan and Sulu provinces and later commandant of the Philippine Marine Corps and one of the most respected military leaders today. He finished his Masters of Military Study and Command

and Staff College in Marine Corps University in Virginia in the United States and also took up Foreign Officers Tactical Intelligence Course in Queensland in Australia, among others. Local journalists also welcomed the assumption of Guerrero as new commander of the Western Mindanao

Command headquarters as he is known to be “mediafriendly” and is easily accessible to reporters unlike his predecessors and other previous commanders and spokesmen who hid news reports from the media in an effort to picture a peaceful Mindanao. (Mindanao Examiner)

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Cops pin hope on CCTV to track GenSan bomb suspects


ENERAL SANTOS CITY -Authorities are hoping to track the suspects who left a powerful bomb Sunday night at a gasoline station here with the help of footages caught by a closed-circuit television camera, a police official said on Monday.

Senior Supt. Froilan Quidilla, city police chief, also declined to speculate on the mot ive b eh i nd t he foi l e d bomb attack as investigation is still on going. Quidilla said the Police Regional Office 12’s crime laboratory unit is now evaluating the makeup of the recovered explosive. “They’re specifically determining whether its makeup w a s s i m i l ar t o t h e b omb that previously exploded in Cagayan de Oro City,” he said. L ast July, at least eight persons and 28 others were wounded in an explosion at the Limketkai Rosario Arcade. Many of the victims were

physicians and medical representatives who attended the midyear convention of the Philippine College of Chest Physicians. Quidilla said bomb experts safely defused the improvised bomb found near the fuel dispenser of Petron gas station along Pedro Acharon B oulevard here at around 7:50 p.m. Sunday. He said the bomb, which was placed in a plastic bag, was made up of two live 60 mm mortar shells, electrical wires, a blasting cord and a mobile phone that serves as its triggering device. “It’s fortunate that it was recovered early and immediately disrupted by our EOD (explosives and ordnance disposal) team,” Quidilla said. Pet rol pump attend ant Joseph Pelaez told reporters that he initially noticed a white plastic bag that was left near one of their fuel dispensers. He said they previously not ic e d t wo uni d ent i f i e d persons coming towards the fuel dispenser but separately left after a while. “I noticed some protruding electrical wires when I checked the plastic bag so I

called the attention of our security guard,” Pelaez said. Duty guard Aaron Mercado said he immediately noticed the bomb-like components inside the plastic bag so he carried it away from the fuel dispenser. “It was quite heavy, probably around two kilos,” he said. After placing it in a nearby pathway, the security guard hastily left the area and reported the matter to the city police office. Insp. Oliver Pauya, head of the city police’s EOD team, d e s c r ib e d t he e x pl o s ive’s makeup as crude but quite powerful. “It could have killed or maimed persons within a 2 0 - me te r r a d iu s i f it e x ploded,” he said. Pauya stressed that the security guard should not have touched or moved the bomb after they found it near the fuel dispenser. “Some explosives are motion-triggered and detonates by slight movement. The standard procedure i s to i m m e d i ate ly re p or t the matter to the police for proper handling,” he said. (MindaNews)

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Kidapawan City, NHA provide housing for informal settlers KIDAPAWAN CITY -- Informal settlers have been sprouting like mushrooms in a developing city, Kidapawan City included. Here, they settled in public areas near creeks and rivers not knowing the dangers that await them. To avoid calamity involving informal settlers, Mayor Joseph Evangelista has found a solution, that is, to bring the settlers out of the danger zones in the city. On Monday morning, he led the inauguration of a fivehectare land in Barangay Magsaysay, Kidapawan City which will serve as resettlement site for 370 informal settling families. “With this resettlement site project, we will be able to come up with a decent low cost housing for our informal settler constituents in the city,” Evangelista told reporters. He said the National Housing Authority has been helping the city government establish the resettlement site under NHA's Resettlement Site Assistance Program for Local Government Units. It aims to help provide low cost housing to informal settlers. He said families living along danger areas such as riverbanks that are flooded during the onset of the rains, as well as road right of ways and those occupying government owned lands are beneficiaries of the project. However, Evangelista clari-

fied that the housing units are not "dole-out" since the beneficiaries will have to pay, on staggered basis, the city government once the unit is awarded to informal settlers. The amount will be remitted to the NHA. Each housing unit is measured 72 square meters which will be enough to be occupied by a family of four, the NHA said in a statement. The inauguration started with a blessing by Father Fred Palomar and a ‘pamaas’ ritual led by Indigenous Peoples elder Datu Lamberto Delfin. The Kidapawan City Urban Poor Federation lauded Evangelista and the NHA for coming up with the resettlement project. Urban Poor Federation President Eliza Madidis vowed that they will "police their own sector" to get rid of the unscrupulous practices being done by some informal settlers. Amng the basic rule in acquiring the housing unit is that beneficiary could not sell or lease the housing unit once it is fully awarded to them. The City council is planning to pass an ordinance to legalize the policy. NHA Regional Manager Engr. Rolando Teves also revealed a plan for the establishment of resettlement site for indigenous peoples in barangays Ilomavis and Balabag, Kidapawan City, next year. (PNA)

DN BUTUAN JOINT VENTURE JOB VACANCIES – For Local Recruitment 1. SALES ENGINEERS • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Preferably graduates of BS Civil Engineering/BS Architecture / BS Mechanical Engineering or any other Engineering related courses • With at least one (1) year experience in sales and marketing • With good communication skills 2. ESTIMATOR • Male / Female, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply 3. SALES COORDINATOR • Female, not more than 35 years old • College graduate, Preferably Marketing Related Courses • Fresh Graduate are welcome to apply • Computer Literate • Can work under pressure • With pleasing personality 4. SITE ENGINEERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • Must be a graduate of BS Civil Engineering or BS Architecture • Willing to be assigned in project site within the region • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

5. MACHINE OPERATORS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School/ Trade School graduate • With knowledge in plant production in a Manufacturing industry 6. WAREHOUSE/ INVENTORY CLERK

• Male, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of any business course • With knowledge in inventory 7. BENDERS/ HELPERS • Male, not more than 35 years old • At least High School graduate • Must be physically fit

8. ACCOUNTANT • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Must be a Certified Public Accountant • With at least two (2) to three (3) years experience in General and Cost Accounting in a manufacturing industry • Adopt in preparation and analysis of financial statement • Well versed in local tax regulations and Proficient in understanding and Implementation of national internal revenue codes 9. ACCOUNTING CLERK • Male/Female, not more than 35 years old • Graduate of BS Accountancy • Fresh graduates are welcome to apply

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Davao Light announces two15-minute switching power outages

DAVAO CITY –- Power consumers in the southern part of Davao Light and Power Company franchise will experience two 15-minute switching power interruptions on November 5 and 10, from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and from 6:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m., respectively. Communication Officer Ross Luga said that the scheduled outages are necessary to facilitate the Aboitiz Power's connection of its Tudaya 2 Hydro power plant to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines' 69 kV line affecting Davao Light's Davao line. This will affect customers

situated from Flying V Gas Station in Bago Aplaya and from Casas Store in Bago Gallera up to the entire Toril area. Also affected are some Davao City Water District's pumping stations located in the above mentioned areas. Davao Light apologizes for the inconvenience these scheduled power interruptions will cause. The firm said it will exert all efforts to restore electric service as scheduled or earlier. However, there may be instances where restoration may extend beyond the schedule due to unavoidable circumstances. (PNA)

Post-undas demolition of sidewalk stalls shocks vendors By TYRONE A. VELEZ of Davao Today

DAVAO City––The Undas holiday reprieve ended with the demolition of vendors at the city’s main San Pedro Street, surprising Sunday churchgoers here and even citizens familiar of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s supposed lenient policy towards the informal sector. Armed policemen in two mobile units accompanied the demolition team, headed by Drainage Maintenance Unit head retired Colonel Yusuf Jimlani, and took away stalls and an ice cream

The Cantila family spends All Saints’ Day, November 1, amid rocks, on a spot they believed was where their house used to stand in Barangay Andap, New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province. They lost eight members of their family–one was found, while seven are still missing–when Typhoon Pablo hit the town on December 4, 2012. (MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More)

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the cart, but he was told to claim it at the Almendras Gym where the confiscated items will be kept. Ukay-ukay vendors told Davao Today they were taken by surprise with the confiscation as they were abiding by the Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s policy to occupy one-third of the sidewalk. “We put our wares on the side. I didn’t expect them to do this. They even took items we kept away,” said Nurhata Mama, who said she has been selling the ukay-ukay for years. Nurhata pointed to an

ice-water vendor in the sidewalk and asked “Why are her items not taken away? Why single us out?” “We’ve been doing this for years, even before I had my granddaughter,” cried another vendor named Norhaida.”Now what do they want us to do? We still have to pay for five-six (a loan system).” The vendors who were demolished last Sunday went to Almendras Gym to look for their items. “We want to talk with them (Jimlani), just give us one day like Sunday for

NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley —While most Filipinos trooped to the cemeteries to remember their beloved departed on Friday, All Saints’ Day, some residents of this town who lost their families and relatives to rampaging flashfloods 11 months ago gathered at a marker standing at the center of Barangay Andap. The marker bears the names of the 436 people who perished and at least 400 others who have remained missing after heavy rains brought by typhoon Pablo spawned flashfloods that almost wiped out the entire village. While most of those who remembered their loved ones in Andap offered candles and flowers in the marker on Friday, the Cantila family set up an orange tent where they would spend the night, weather permitting, to welcome All Souls’ Day today, November 2. The family puts up the tent in the middle of rocks and rubbles where they believed their house used to stand. Lilibeth Cantila-Aquino,

who lives in Davao City, told MindaNews that seven family members, including her mother, remained missing until now. Her father, Inocencio Cantila, 70, was spared from the disaster, saying he was confined in a hospital in Tagum City when Pablo hit the town. The couple has seven children and 20 grandchildren. Vigil on the rocks The C antila fami ly spends All Saints' Day, November 1, amid rocks, on a spot they believed was where their house used to stand in Barangay Andap, New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province. They lost eight members of their family--one was found, while seven are still missing-when Typhoon Pablo hit the town on December 4, 2012. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More The C antila fami ly spends All Saints’ Day, November 1, amid rocks, on a spot they believed was where their house used to stand in Barangay Andap, New Bataan town, Compostela Valley province. They lost eight members of their family–one was found,

while seven are still missing–when Typhoon Pablo hit the town on December 4, 2012. MindaNews photo by Ruby Thursday More Aquino said they brought cooking utensils, food, water, extra clothings and a folding bed for their plan to stay overnight amid the rocks for a vigil. They brought with them a folding bed and laminated pictures of their missing family members, which were edited from family pictures taken a month before the disaster. “If it won’t rain, we’ll sleep here. But if it does, the house of my brother is just nearby,” Aquino said, pointing to the chapel. The house of the Cantila family used to stand in front of the Andap Elementary School. The family donated a hectare for the school site. The flashflood washed away the elementary school buildings and left only one of the 15 classrooms standing. The debris flow from the resort village of Andap stretched some 10 kilometers downstream to Barangay Cogonon, according to


CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-131

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FOR: Judicial Decree of Divorce.

GERMAN S. SUAREZ. Respondent x----------------------------------------------------/

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on November 8, 2010 at Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Esperanza, Agusan del Norte and Prk. 9A Santolan Road, Bayug, Iligan City respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for almost three (3) years already, they decided to separately live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 8, 2010 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on November 28, 2013 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 news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 30th of October, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: GERMAN S.SUAREZ Feling 5, Mangagoy, Bislig Surigao del Sur

WHEREAS, on October 17, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ in a newspaper of general circulation in this City, once a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner and respondent are Muslims and husband and wife married civil rites on April 18, 1998 at Patin-ay Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent separated for more than nine (9) years now from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by the former to the latter, NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent GERMAN S. SUAREZ is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/ answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner address at c/o her counsel residence Atty. Heman R. Tabalba, Tibanga, Hi- way, Iligan City, You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/ comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex-parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Sharia Judicial District Iligan City THELMA LUNA MELENDEZ- GALOPE, Petitioner, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-146 - Versus FOR: Judicial approval of the registered Divorce dated October 15, 2012. MARIO R. GALOPE Respondent, x------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER


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cart aboard the city’s dump truck. The ice cream vendor pleaded to no avail, and even as he asked the team to carry the cart carefully, the demolition team turned the cart sideways causing ice to pour out on the road. Davao Today tried to interview the vendor but he was off with his co-vendors chasing the truck. The man caught up with the unit along the corner of City Hall Drive taking away ukay-ukay stalls in the road. He asked them if he can retrieve his day’s earnings which were stashed inside

Before this court is verified petition for Judicial approval of the registered divorce filed by the petitioner. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the summons was served to the respondent according to the record, respondent filed a responsive pleading by way of a manifestation thereby raising no objection to the petition and even joins with the petitioner in seeking for the resolution of the case favorably. WHEREFORE, premises considered, set the hearing of the case on November 28, 2013 at 9:00 O’clock 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 Northern Mindanao once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, October 29, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Nov. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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Arms... from page 1

uniform. Balajadia told Senate reporters in a briefing on Monday that he will prohibit members of both the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Senate security from bringing arms and being in uniform inside the Senate for a one specific reason. “I don’t want the Senate to look like a garrison,” Balajadia said, adding that arms could even possibly increase the security threat in the Senate. Despite the absence of arms and uniform, he assured that 60 members of the PNP will guard and fortify the whole Senate vicinity in Pasay City. Balajadia said he will be anticipating demonstration as it is the usual case but “the police will be there to control the crowd.” As for threats, Balajadia said there was none so far. “When she (Napoles) arrives, we have measures in order to stop predators from coming in here,” he stressed. Civilians are welcomed to watch the hearing as it is considered a public activity, but Balajadia said the audience will need to be in proper dress code, which is a shirt with collar and shoes. The Senate Session Hall has an original seating capacity good for 235 people but Balajadia said they will be adding 65 more chairs to make it a total of 300 seats to accommodate civilians. “Nobody should be standing up inside except media members who will have their (own) place (to stay),” Balajadia said, explaining that seating would come on a first come, first served basis. Balajadia noted that in his more than 10 years of service in the Senate, Napoles is the most high-risk personality ordered to appear in the Senate to date. Azer N. Parrocha of PNA

Respects... from page 10

to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region 11. It buried under rocks and boulders the village center of Andap, houses, farmlands and a portion of the cemetery. Flowers, candles, food At the marker, which was inaugurated 40 days after the typhoon hit the town, families and relatives of the victims offered candles, food, flower and even soda. Some relatives were also seen erasing the names of some persons still alive but mistakenly listed as among those who perished in the flashflood. Parish priest Fr. Edgar Tuling told MindaNews that only a few attended the mass on All Saints’ Day. “Others maybe attending the mass on All Souls’ Day,” he added. At the public cemetery, which was not spared by the flashflood, some residents were seen repairing

destroyed tombs. Some other tombs have been totally swept away by raging floodwater. At least 324 bodies were buried in the mass grave in the public cemetery. Only two of the dead were identified. Fr. Tuling said that results of the DNA samplings conducted by forensic experts of the National Bureau of Investigation have yet to be made available. They have yet to come back to this town to report the result of their DNA samplings, he noted. The DNA samplings were taken last January. The mass grave is marked with the initials “PNB.” Some relatives also offered candles and flowers at the cross near the mass grave. (MindaNews)

Bohol... from page 6

obligation to take care of the dead whether one is our relative or not. Let us show our hearts for everyone the living or the dead who became victims of the great calamity. It Is only by performing our duty and obligations that we shall be able to display our love for our fellowmen. It will take time before the island is totally rehabilitated and for the people to get back to normal again. (benemata@

Garlic... from page 1

competitive by cutting its production cost and by boosting its marketing as the better garlic than those imported from China,” she said. Villar also said that Ilocos Norte farmers will now have a voice in the matter of importation by opening five membership slots for them in the National Garlic Action Team (NGAT). “It is only fair that farmers who produce almost 70 percent of the country’s entire garlic production will be represented in this body,” she added. It was Sen. Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr., who questioned the incongruity in the 34-member NGAT. This prompted Alcala to open up five slots for garlic growers in Ilocos Norte. During the hearing, Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos enumerated the problems besetting garlic growers in the province, among them is the lack of infrastructure support and the need to adjust the planting calendar to adapt to the changing climate. The governor asked the DA to study feasibility of planting crops that take shorter time to grow like kangkong, sitaw, mongo in areas usually devastated by typhoons. Alcala also asked the local government of Ilocos Norte and farmer associations to identify farmers who the DA will train as accredited growers.

Villar said her committee will hold hearings again to address the problem of garlic and onion smuggling in the country. One of the possibilities they are looking at is giving DA police powers to augment the effort of the Bureau of Customs.

Clashes... from page 3

L i b on a We d n e s d ay morning. The rebels hacked 500 hogs, killed 50 pigs, and burned the stockyard before fleeing the scene, he said. George Madlos, a.k.a. “Ka Oris,” the spokesperson of the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Mindanao, said on Friday that the attack was carried out by the NPA rebels to protest the low wages of farm workers. Madlos warned that other companies in Mindanao who failed to extend benefits and fair wages to workers would also be subject of the NPA’s punitive action in the future. Hong See, owner of the Mega Farm, said that the piggery employed unemployed residents, mostly members of the tribal communities, in the area. He said that the farm has been in operation in Sil=ipon for more than 10 years. “It was the first time that the communist rebels attacked the piggery farm,” See said. Uy said that the military has deployed troops to pursue the rebels in the hinterlands of Bukidnon since Thursday. He said that the armed encounter last Saturday afternoon was the first since the military started the hot pursuit operations in the area after the rebels assaulted the Mega Farm.

Attack... from page 3

that the family has informed the employees they are willing to hold a dialogue with them. The farm, situated some 60 kilometers from Cagayan de Oro City where the slaughterhouse is located, employs around 150 workers although at present there are about 300 because of construction work going on. See Hong also clarified that environmentally the farm is safe with regular inspections from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. “We have been awarded for planting 150,000 trees in the area,” he said, noting that the property is on a hilly terrain and that the piggery only occupies a portion of it.” “We use the pig manure and wastes as fertilizer,” See Hong said. “The colored water that goes to the river comes from rainwater that brings along topsoil. It’s not water from our lagoon, which we use as septic tank to make biogas,” he said. The farm raises some 10,000 hogs and delivers about 80 heads per day to the slaughterhouse where

the Meat Inspection Commission do their work. See Hong said the damage resulting from the NPA attack could reach millions but the exact amount has yet to be determined. The attackers have not been caught by the military who launched a pursuit operation against them.

Talks... from page 7

has passed since the Z amb o anga s eige was “cleared” but up to now thousands are still languishing and suffering. It is still a humanitarian disaster. After we clean up the mess, we have to reckon with accountabiity. But first things first: attend to the victims! SPLIT-UPS --- We are seeing marital or romantic break-ups of show biz stars lately. As of my latest count, (yes, I follow the latest “tsismis”) there had been about 13 sweetheart pairs publicly splitting up. I agree that these are all personal to them and ought to be none of our business, especially when they are romantic “love teams” that the movie industry promotes to market the latest movie or teleserye. Fascinating! But it is entirely different if the show biz couples are married with children and are making a big fuss of their break-ups in public. Can’t they not just quietly deal with their marital problems behind the scene? Role models? Nah! But the media is feasting on this! And we starry-eyed mortals continue to be entertained. An escape from present day harsh realities? Maybe. KIDNAPPING -- A Cotabato businessman, MIKE KHEMANI, owner of the Sugni stores in Cotabato was abducted by armed men in a busy commercial street just outside his store a few days ago.Kidnap for ransom is still a favorite “cottage industry” in that area. If the authorities cannot put a stop once and for all to this malady, do you think businessmen will keep investing in Cotabato? The bad guys must eventually be arrested and made to pay for their crimes. Otherwise, impunity will prevail. And Cotabato and its people will suffer. So far, I have not heard of a single kidnapfor-ransom hood taken in. I N T E R N AT I O N A L SUMMIT --- Calling on all Jaycee International senators. The first ever international summit will be held on November 18 at MANILA HOTEL. It hopes to be a start-up for a global organization of JCI senators world-wide. Be part of this historic event by being a charter member! PASSING ---Remembering the dead was at the center of things during the last few days. This brings me to the recent passing of several friends. FRANCIS SY GAISANO, a scion of the Gaisano family succumbed after a 5-year bout with cancer. Francis was

the financial whiz of the Gaisano business empire. Soft spoken and gentle, he quietly left nary a friend knowing about his passing until after a few days later. Another Dabawenyo DING DIAZ, one of the pioneers who took the cudgels for the Davao consumers against DAVAO LIGHT & POWER CO. also died. I recall Ding took his campaign personally to the extent of even throwing stones at the power company premises at the height of his passion. He was ubiquitously always in white with his garterized suspenders. Then another friend since college days, PROSECUTOR LEO DE LOS SANTOS who originally hailed from Malita, Davao del Sur, also died. Veteran journalist Johnny Mercado, in his column, quoted Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore thus : “Death is not the extinguishing of life. It is putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.” Amen? GOLDEN SURVIVORS ---We met over the weekend with our former classmates in high school of the boys’ department of the Holy Cross of Digos (now COR JESU COLLEGE). It’s been 50 years since we graduated in 1963. The SACRED HEART BROTHERS coming from Canada just arrived then in the south and ours was the first batch. We are calling ourselves the “Golden Survivors”. BOY REMONDE who retired in the US was back in town. BROTHER KARL GASPAR was busy in Bohol so he only sent word. The other “golden boys” who came were FORTUNATO “TOTING” ALEGADO, now doing his own healing ministry; ERNESTO “BOY’ LEGASPI, a political leader in Hagonoy; EDWARD BUENAFLOR, JOE TAPARAN, LEOPOLDO “POL” NER. Former DEPED SUPERINTENDENT ALFONSO “BOY” GOMEZ got bugged down somewhere along the way and said he would catch up next time. Former MAYOR MANUEL “WILLIE” CABARDO and VIRGILIO “BOY” CAVAN got caught up with family members who came for the “kalagkalag”. The late former GOVERNOR ROGER LLANOS was one of our “casualties”.The batch has some “homecoming” plans during the end of the school year. (The author is the incumbent vice president for Mindanao of the Philippine Jaycee Senate and national president of the Philippine Press Institute. He served in Malacanang in various capacities both former Presidents Fidel Ramos and Gloria Arroyo.)

Wilma... from page 4

already suspended. She said classes in the elementary level were expected to be suspended too on Monday afternoon. Wilma has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), Pagasa said in an

advisory issued at 5:00 p.m. “At 2:00 p.m. yesterday, the center of the LPA was estimated based on all available data at 32 km southeast of Tagbilaran City,” the state weather bureau said. “With this development and unless re-intensification occurs, this is the final bulletin on this weather disturbance,” it added. (Roel N. Catoto/MindaNews)

Stalls... from page 10

this,” said Norhaida. But they had to wait for another hour as Jimlani led his team towards Magsaysay Avenue (formerly Uyanguren Street) where they confiscated more ukay-ukay wares and a trisikad. An elderly vendor engaged demolition personnel in a tug-of-war with his items, which prompted Jimlani to shout “Arestuhon na! (Arrest him!)”; this prompted the old man to back off. Jimlani later told Davao Today that they are willing to return the confiscated items; as long as vendors will issue an affidavit that they will not repeat their offense. “The law is still lenient, some can still recover these, what they can do is write us, and if the government will consent to return these, but they should issue an affidavit of undertaking that they will not repeat this. But if they do it again, we will be filing charges,” Jimlani said. In the past, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte enforced a policy of vendors allowed to only occupy one-third of the width of a sidewalk and leave the two-thirds to pedestrians. But Jimlani said the mayor has been incensed by “disrespect” of the policy on sidewalk vendors especially those who occupied areas outside City Hall. “You get irritated. We have repeatedly appealed to them. But they are insulting the seat of the city government (by selling) right there, right in the heart of the city,” he said, adding that the mayor even ordered violators to be arrested. He added vendors have been “hard-headed” as they go back to their spot once the demolition team finished their round. Jimlani also got incensed on a melee created by Muslim vendors two weeks ago, whom he claimed “used” 20 women and 10 children and shouted “Jihad” and “Allahu Akbar”. Jimlani, a Tausug, said “under the Koran there is no such Jihad like this. When you declare Jihad that is the last resort of a Muslim. Sila na nga tinulungan ng gobyerno, sila pa nag-declare ng ganun. (The government is helping them, yet they declare this). This is nothing religious, we just want them to respect the law. In fact we are giving them a chance” Jimlani warned that more demolitions will happen as Christmas season is approaching. “We might be doing this every day,” he said.

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Errani puts Italy on brink of Fed cup glory against Russia M O S C O W, N o v. 3 (PNA/R-Sport) --One w i n s e p a r at e s It a l y f rom it s fou r t h Fe d Cup t it l e af te r S ar a Errani delivered a s t r a i g ht - s e t s d e f e at to Russia’s 18-year-old Irina Khromacheva on Saturday. In a best-of-five final on the clay courts of Cagliari, Italy is two matches up thanks to Errani a n d R o b e r t a Vi n c i , who earlier saved four match points to beat Alexandra Panova in a three-hour thriller earlier in the day. Fed Cup debutante Khromacheva, ranked 236th, made world No. 7 Errani sweat in the s e c o n d s e t , b ut t h e Italian stepped up a gear to cruise to a 6-1, 6-4 victory in one hour and 25 minutes. In the first set, Khromacheva tried to t a ke t he game to her opponent by landing 16 winners against Errani’s eight, but 19 unforced errors meant her ef for ts were for naught. The Russian cut down on her mistakes in the second set and went 4-2 up, but her more experienced opponent pulled herself together and took four games in a row to nip any comeback in the bud. It a l y m a y c l i n c h the title on Sunday if Errani beats Panova or l ater w hen Vinci meets Khromacheva. If the Russians b eat t h e o d d s t o pre v a i l in those singles, then the trophy will go to the winner of the final match, a doubles. With Russia’s top players either injured or opt i n g t o p l ay a clashing W TA tournament, none of the foursome at the final is ranked in the world’s top 100, while Italy’s lowest-ranked player is 41st and the team boasts the world’s top two doubles players. Italy won the third and last of its titles in 2010, while the most recent of Russia’s four victories came in 2008. The reigning champion is the Czech Republic. ( P NA / R IA Nov o s t i ) PDS/RSM

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Ginebra’s Slaughter top pick in 2013 PBA Draft MANILA Nov. 4 (PNA) -As expected, Greg Slaughter was selected as the Number One Overall pick by crowd favorite Barangay Ginebra while Ian Sangalang and Raymond Almazan were picked number two and three respectively in the much anticipated 2013 PBA Draft on Sunday at Robinson’s Place Ermita. With the arrival of the 7’0 Filipino-American behemoth,the Kings have bolstered their front line and he can also be the final piece of the puzzle that Ginebra needs. On the other hand, the San Mig Coffee Mixers has chosen the 6’7 Ian Sangalang as the second pick, a former NCAA MVP from San Sebastian that suits their playing style. The Rain Or Shine Elasto Painters wasted no time in picking the lanky Raymond Almazan as the third pick In a suprising move, Barako Bull traded their number four pick for Ginebra’s Rico Maierhofer and Willie Wilson. The Gin Kings picked James Forrester from Arellano.

Meanwhile, the Energy Cola then traded their number five pick for Petron’s Mark Isip and Magi Sison. The Boosters got Yousef Taha while GlobalPort picked UAAP MVP Terrence Romeo as the fifth overall pick. In another surprise, GlobalPort got RR Garcia as the sixth pick after sending Denok Miranda to Barako Bull. Garcia is reunited with fellow FEU star Terrence Romeo in GlobalPort. Globalport then chose Isaac Holstein as their seventh pick. Ryan Buenafe was selected as the 8th pick by Alaska which also picked Alex Nuyles as its 9th pick then San Mig Coffee selected Justin Chua as their 10th overall pick to end the first round. At the start of the Second Round, GlobalPort selected Nico Salva as the 11th pick while UST star Jeric Teng was chosen by the Rain Or Shine as the 12th pick. Justin Melton was picked 13th overall by San Mig Coffee followed by 14th pick Jeric Fortuna who was chosen by Barako Bull. However, JP Erram (Talk

Yahoo PH Sports/Czeasar Dancel/NPPA Images - Greg Slaughter poses with Barangay Ginebra officials after the Kings picked him first overall in the 2013 PBA Draft.

and Text), Eric Camson (Air21), Robby Celiz (Talk and Text), Chris Exciminiano (Alaska), Gayford Rodriguez (Rain Or Shine), and Carlo Lastimosa (Barako Bull) completed the second rounders. The third round draftees included Joshua Webb (Air21), Jopher Custodio (GlobalPort), Darwin Cordero (Barako Bull), LA Revilla (Brgy.Ginebra), Sam Marata (Petron), Anjo Caram (Meralco), Eliud

Poligrantes (Talk n Text), Raymond Ilagan (Alaska), Ervic Vijandre (Rain Or Shine) and JR Cawaling (San Mig Coffee). On the other hand, the fourth round draftees were Angelo Ingco (Air21), Jett Vidal (Barako Bull), John Usita (Brgy.Ginebra), Nate Matute (Petron), Mike Parala (Meralco), and Chris Sumalinog (Talk n Text). The fifth rounders were Randolph Chua (Air21), Mike Silungan (Barako

Bull), Alvin Padilla (Brgy. Ginebra), Mark Lopez (Meralco), Byron Villarias (Talk n Text). The sixth round draftees were Jens Knuttel (Brgy. Ginebra) and Ron Guevarra (Meralco Bolts). Mark Bringas was drafted by the Meralco Bolts in the seventh round to wrap up the 2013 PBA Draft that was graced by a record of 79 hopefuls.(PNA) LAM/KPVMARIANO/ JSD

Ageless Hopkins retains China beat Chinese Taipei to ticket for women’s light heavyweight crown seize basketball worlds

American Bernard Hopkins, already the oldest world champion in boxing history, improved on that milestone by retaining the IBF light heavyweight crown with a unanimous decision win over Germany's Karo Murat in Atlantic City on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time). Hopkins (54-6-2), who turns 49 in January, took control in the second half of the bout against an opponent 18 years his junior. "The plan was to let the dog follow the bone into the dark alley," Hopkins said after defending the title he won in March by defeating Tavoris Cloud in another unanimous decision.

"I wanted the knockout so you have to take risks. I'm an entertainer and this is what the people wanted to see." Although he was unable to secure an early victory, two ringside judges scored the 12-round bout 119-108 in favour of Hopkins, while a third saw it 117-110. The fight at Boardwalk Hall was watched by a crowd of 6,324, who had their full share of entertainment as Hopkins planted a kiss on his opponent's neck in a clinch in the fifth round and later stuck his tongue out. Murat (25-2-1) blamed a cut over his left eye for the defeat.

"Bernard is a good boxer," Murat said. "But I know if it was not due to these cuts, I would have been in better shape and I could have won." With 14 months remaining before his 50th birthday, Hopkins, who made his professional debut in 1988, still refuses to be drawn into talks about retirement. "Fourteen months from being 50, not a bruise on my face, that's ahead of the game," Hopkins, who also had a decade long reign as the world middleweight champion, said. "If you duck more than you take, you can count your own money later on." - Reuters

BANGKOK, Nov. 3 (PNA/ Xinhua) -- China secured a ticket to women’s basketball world championship after they overtook Chinese Taipei 61-53 in the third place playoff at the 25th Asia women’s basketball championship here on Sunday. The 11-time gold medallists grabbed its fifth Asian championship bronze medal and also the third and final Asian berth available for the 2014 FIBA women’s basketball world championshp which will be played in Turkey from September 27th to October 5th next year. Gao Song came up with a game-high 22 points and grabbed six rebounds for China. China only lost to Chinese Taipei once in 1999 in the history of Asian championship. “We made some mistakes,” said China’s head

coach Thomas Maher. “We have exceptionally talented players. But we are struggling to translate them into exceptional team play.” Ji Yanyan added 12 for China. She sparked a 10-0 run that helped China break away from the nagging Chinese Taipei defense towards the end of the third quarter. When Chinese Taipei threatened to rally back, it was Ji again that took the leadership in assisting Gao to close the game for China. Huang Ping-Jen led Chinese Taipe with 14 points. “We did all we could. I am particularly proud of my girls for never giving up,” said Hung Ling-Yao, head coach of Chinese Taipei. “If my young players could had more preparation and China keeps performing like today, we could put them in danger.” (PNA/Xinhua) CTB/RSM

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