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Dont vote for pork barrel scam pols in 2016: Miriam tells studes Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago appealed to some 2,000 students of the Lyceum of the Philippines University (LPU) in Batangas City, not to vote in 2016 for senators or congressmen involved in the pork barrel scam.

Santiago made the appeal during the awarding ceremony of the most outstanding students and student organizations of the LPU, where she served as guest speaker. “We should not reelect

any senators or congressmen running for reelection in 2016, if they are among those against whom the Ombudsman will file criminal charges for plunder or malversation of public

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Juliette, Mayor Uy conduct medical mission By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City-Hundreds of residents from Barangay Kimaya in Villanueva in Misamis Oriental––and from nearby towns––over the weekend have benefitted from the medical mission conducted by the office of Congresswoman Juliette Uy. Uy, who represents the second district of Misamis Oriental in the House of the Representatives, said the activity was held in partnership with Mayor Julio Uy, the 58th Infantry Battalion, Icare Foundation, RMN, Mellow Touch and Amod Foundation. Residents of neighboring

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Masonic no. 265 has new ‘master’ By PJ TREMEDAL Correspondent

Ozamiz City––National Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin, who is himself the Junior Grand Warden of the Free Masons of the Philippines, graced the 31st Public Publication Ceremonies of the Officers for Masonic Year 2014-2015 and installed Worshipful Master David Navarro to the helm of a lodge here. See FULL STORY, page 2

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NGOs lauds Governor Adolph Edward Plaza for support vs use of GMOs u 4 WESTMIN Tired of incessant fighting, 3 NPA rebels surrender u 8 DAVAO Still in the dark 10 days after Mindanao-wide blackout u 9

DOST launches ‘science for safer communities’

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By Cheng Ordonez, Associate Editor

10 SLAIN, 11 hurt

Military, Reds fight anew in Davao Sur

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CAGAYAN de Oro City–– at the Pryce Plaza Hotel,

MEDICAL MISSION. Misamis Oriental 2nd District Rep. Juliette Uy leads a medical The Department of Science Carmen Hills.

mission over the weekend at barangay Kimaya, Villanueva town. The outreach included distribution of medicines, free dental services, eye checkup, giving of sacks of rice 25 kilos and free haircut. Residents of neighboring barangay Rosario, Tagoloan town, and barangay Punong, Claveria town, also benefitted from the project. The 58th Infantry Battalion under 1Lt. Dandy T. Nelmida also assisted in the free services. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

and Technology (DOST) kicked-off its Mindanao-leg information campaign, in collaboration with other agencies of the government, for safer communities through science here in Cagayan de Oro City on Monday, March 10, 2014,

THE people were killed while 11 others wounded following a series of clashes and landmine attacks in Matanao town, Davao Del Sur on Monday morning. Capt. William Alfred Rodriquez, 1002nd Infantry Brigade civil-military operations officer, said six of those killed were soldiers, two policemen and the remaining two were rebel fighters. Rodriquez said the slain soldiers were on their way to reinforce the military’s Dongapekong Detachment in Matanao town which was being harassed by the rebels, when the New People’s Army (NPA) detonated a

BAYAN Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate is pushing for the scrapping of the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (Imem) saying the Aquino administration is “doing great disservice” to the people of Mindanao by pushing further the failed energy privitization policy as solution to the energy crisis in Mindanao. Zarate issued the statement following

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Science and Technology Secretary and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Vice Chair for Mitigation Mario Montejo led the Mindanao launching of “Science for Safer Communities,” an See science, page 7

Lawmaker calls for scrapping of ‘Imem’

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Gazmin installs BM Navarro as new Masonic Lodge head By PJ TREMEDAL Correspondent

Ozamiz City––National Defense Secretary Voltaire T. Gazmin, who is himself the Junior Grand Warden of the Free Masons of the Philippines, graced the 31st Public Publication Ceremonies of the Officers for Masonic Year 2014-2015 and installed Worshipful Master David Navarro to

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the helm of a lodge here. Secretary Gazmin who enplaned to this city on Friday delivered his message in consonance to the year’s theme; Today’s Masonry, Tomorrow’s Continuity: Brother Love, Relief and Truth as Edifice in Bridging Free Masonry to the Next Millennium.” These ceremonies were intended for Don Lorenzo A. Tan Memorial Lodge #

265 of Tangub City and was held at the Naomi’s Garden in Ozamiz City with guests coming from 21 Masonic Lodge of Misamis Occidental and other cities came to witness the momentous event of the Free Masonry in this part of the country. Guests from both the military and the police also came to witness and brief the Secretary of Defense on the situation of the province. Sec. Gazmin also visited the 1st Infantry Tabak Division, Philippine Army, based in Pulacan, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, an hour from Ozamiz City, of which Commanding General Felicito Trinidad met him to discuss the peace and order situation of the whole area of responsibility of the 1st Army Division. Col. Apolinario Alobba, 101st brigade commander, together with 55th Infantry Battalion newly installed commander Lt. Col. Gerry Besana and Misamis Occidental Police Provincial

Command OIC-provincial director Sr. Supt. Archival Macala also gave details on the current situation of Misamis Occidental. Secretary Gazmin, who also chaired the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), was also briefed on the province’s implementation of R.A. 10121, otherwise known as the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2012. For his part as Board Member representing the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental, David Navarro, who was installed as Worshipful Master of Don Lorenzo A. Tan Memorial Lodge No. 265 F & AM and wife, Clarin Municipal Mayor Elsa Navarro, welcomed the Defense Secretary. In his acceptance speech during the installation, BM Navarro emphasized on his responsibility not only as a legislator of the province, but also on being leader of the Masons of Tangub City and as member of the Free

and Accepted Masons of the country. VW Henry S. Oaminal and the people’s representative of the 2nd District of Misamis Occidental did the introduction for Secretary Gazmin to his brother masons, and who also delivered his message of hope and responsibility to all masons. In a press conference, Secretary Gazmin and Congressman Oaminal answered questions on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, the public hearing conducted by members of the House Committee on Energy in some areas inMindanao. Rep. Oaminal confirmed that the operation of the In-

terim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM), through a resolution passed and approved during the Cagayan de Oro public hearing, has been suspended by Congress’ Committee on Energy. Secretary Gazmin told media practitioners about the Disaster Preparedness of the Aquino Administration and in answering the situation resulting from the deadly typhoons that hit the country, including Typhoon Sendong, which wrath Misamis Occidental also suffered from, and the ongoing Bangsamoro peace process, particularly the annex on “Normalization” and disarmament of the MILF members.

Solon expects DOE to carry out ‘reso’ on ‘Imem’ CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The House Committee on Energy expects the Department of Energy to carry out its resolution stopping the electricity spot market in Mindanao “as soon as possible,” Representative Rufus Rodriguez (2nd district, Cagayan de Oro) said Saturday. “We expect Energy Secretary Petilla to carry out our resolution immediately as soon as he receives a copy from us,” Rodriguez said. “It was very clear that

all of those who attended the public hearing were against the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market,” he added. He said Petilla met with several members of the energy committee before Thursday’s public hearing and told them he has no objection if the IMEM will be suspended. Petilla, who was invited to the public hearing, was not able to attend. The House Committee on Energy chaired by Rep. Reynaldo Umali (2nd District, Oriental Mindoro) recommended the suspension of the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) after consumers and utility distributors voiced their objections to the power spot trading scheme during a public hearing in Cagayan de Oro last Thursday. “It was very clear at the public hearing that the IMEM will not serve the best interests of the Mindanao power consumers,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez added that presentations by the academic sector and industry executives “clearly showed” that the electricity market is susceptible to price manipulation. “Instead of cheap See EXPECTS, page 7


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NGO lauds guv for support vs GMOs

By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur––A nongovernment organization advocating for organic farming here has lauded Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza for his unequivocal stand against the use of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) farming system. Dr. Rex Linao, executive director of Foundation for the Development of Agu-

sanons, Inc. (FDAI), said the serious stand of the governor deserves support in the agricultural sector in the province which should now realize the growing global trends in organic farming. Making a stand with a personal touch, Plaza told participants at the forum of organic practitioners in Mindanao recently held at the Provincial Training Center here how his blood sugar normalized

after two years of eating organic foods. Linao confirmed that Plaza has made the production of organic black rice as his pet program with 500 hectares developed for the cropping season this month. Agusan del Sur was named most outstanding province in Mindanao during the 10th National Organic Agriculture Congress held on October 17 last year at the Philippine International Convention

Center in Pasay City. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala handed to Plaza an incentive of P3 million worth of projects to help develop an organic farming program in the province. “Organic agriculture is a holistic way of ensuring food safety, health, wellness and environmental sustain-

ability,” Plaza said, adding that he would fully support provincial ordinances as well as provide counterpart funds to projects that will enhance the production and marketing of organic products. He emphasized in his speech on the big potential of producing black rice and organic products in

the local and international markets. For his part, Dagohoy Magaway of Go Organic Mindanao, a non-government organization closely working for the betterment of Mindanao through organic farming, reiterated the environmental and health hazards on the aerial spraying of banana plantations.

CALAMITY ASSISTANCE. “Yolanda”victim Eleuterio Bano (second from left)

receives his indemnity check from Surigao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer Jamil Amatonding, Jr. (extreme right) as Bano;s family watches. Photo courtesy of Daryll Tumbaga.

DAR crop insurance benefits typhoon ‘Yolanda’ victim his indemnity claim from the agricultural insurance program of the Department of Agrarian Reform SURIGAO City––Eleuterio and Philippine Insurance Bano of Cawilan, Tubod, Corporation last week. Amounting to P17,680, Surigao del Norte received By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga and DARYLL TUMBAGA Correspondent

the check was personally handed March 5, 2014 by Surigao del Norte Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II Jamil Amatonding, Jr. The amount may not be much to cover the damage by Typhoon “Yolanda”, but for Bano, “It’s a big help to start anew.” “I am very happy. I can now buy fertilizers to fully grow my re-planted palay,” he said. Last year, 25 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) received claim checks amounting to P104,000. Regionwide, DAR provided insurance premiums amounting to P16.5 million to 7,622 ARBs. The agency is continuously accepting applications for agricultural insurance claims in its municipal agrarian reform offices.

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MTB -MLE Key Towards Quality Education By Ms. Maricel Q. Labucana- Teacher 11 Kalabugao Central Elementary School

Educational system in our country passed through different curricula to suit to the present needs of the learners and we try also to produce pupils/students who could become responsible citizens and globally competitive. To attain this goal we must begin it with the tenderfoot childrenpreschoolers, produce a chain of frustration readers the major cause of unsatisfactory achievements in any subject area. They could read the text but they could not decode the meaning of a certain word. This is one of the multifarious problems in our educational system that is why mother tongue based multilingual education came to evolve. Hence, Women from different barangays and organizations dance simultaneously as part of the International Women’s Day “ Language is not everything to Celebration at the Cagayan De Oro City hall grounds on Saturday morning, 8 March 2014. education but without language (MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas) everything is nothing in education” (Wolff,2006), it signifies that language plays a significant role in teaching- process. OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Day Care Center presently fresh fruit section, eatery sec- Vega quipped.

Women Resource Center of Ozamiz marks 8th anniversary

Occidental – Fun and games with family members highlighted the 8th anniversary of the Women Resource Center (WRC), here at the City Gym, March 6. The celebration, which coincided with the 3rd Family Day for the children of the WRC Day Care Center, was preceded by 10:00 a.m., Holy Mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral and a motorcade around the main thoroughfares of the city at 11:00 a.m. Located inside the Public Mall, a modern version of the public market, the WRC

caters to 89 children aged 3-4 yrs., in pre-school and another 43, aged 4-5 yrs., in Kindergarten due for enrolment in Grade 1, in the incoming school year. The WRC was established by the Ozamiz City Poor Women Vendors’ Association Inc. (OCPWVAI), which is composed of more than 100 women vendors in the city, who organized themselves to find means to sustain their livelihood, eight years ago. The group has representations from the different sectors of the public market, such as, the vegetable section,

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES CELIETO LIBRERO AND JEAN S. LIGTAS

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-019

CELIETO LIBRERO AND JEAN S. LIGTAS Petitioners. x-----------------------------------------------------/

tion, dried fish section, etc, Lanie C. Dela Vega, OCPWVAI President, said. She said the association gave them the personality to go into other ventures like putting up a fund for the members to borrow on low interest and short terms to afford them additional capital for their business. From just being called poor women vendors, the OCPWVAI members have become the owners of their stalls. “But we maintain that ‘P’ in our organization stands for ‘poor’ and not the ‘proud’ owners of our stalls,” Dela

Another of their ventures is the Day Care Center, which originally served as dropin center for children of OCPWVAI members, while their mothers were busy with selling their wares. Now, they have expanded and opened the center to children of non-OCPWVAI members charging minimal fees for both pre-school and Kindergarten, to take care of the teachers’ salaries and up-keep of two (2) classrooms inside the market place, which they also rent. (RCA/PIA10-Misamis Occidental)

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-021 For: APPROVAL OF THE DIVORCE BY TALAQ

ORDER

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES JAIRO ANCHETA PEPITO and SHIRLY LAPINIG PADERANGA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-023 For: APPROVAL OF THE DIVORCE BY TALAQ

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 Religious Rite on October 25, 1981 at Sacred Heart Church, Cebu City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam Faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Poblacion, Iligan City and Naga, Cebu City respectively and can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Gandamra Law Office, Diocesan Centrum Building, Salvador Lluch St., Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2001 or for more than thirteen (13) 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 March 24, 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 for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines. March 3, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

Date: February 17, 2014

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that SANDRO W. MONCEDA has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from “______” to “______” and correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” or correction of entry in the date of birth from “ “ to “ “ in the certificate of live birth of Sandra W. Monceda at Initao, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are William P. Monceda and Carmelita S. Waluhan. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 3, 2014. (SGD.) ISAIAS A. JARALES Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: MARCH 4, & 11, 2014

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JOHN DL. JAMISOLAMIN and EVELYN J. NAGANO-JAMISOLAMIN

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-017

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 rites on May 14, 2003 at Cabanatuan City they converted to Islam faith of which conversions to Islam where duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law Office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over two (2) years already, they decided to 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; Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 14, 2003 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 prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 21, 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 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 28th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

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 BETWEEN SPOUSES ELVIRA MACAS MEJIA and VIRGILIO PIEDAD INDING,

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-022 For: APPROVAL OF THE DIVORCE BY TALAQ

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTERED THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JOEDASIL O. DALAGAN and FARRAH MARIE M. TAMPON-DALAGAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-016

JOEDASlL O. DALAGAN AND FARRAH MARIE. M. TAMPON-DALAGAN Petitioner. x----------------------------------------------------/

ELVIRA MACAS MEJIA and VIRGILIO PIEDAD INDING Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------/

JAIRO ANCHETA PEPITO and SHIRLY LAPINIG PADERANGA Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------/

CCE-0004-2014/RA 10172

ORDER

ORDER

MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

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

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

JOHN DL. JAMISOLAMIN and EVELYN J. NAGANO-JAMISOLAMIN Petitioners. x--------------------------------------------------/

JAIME BANZON LAVADOR and MYRNA CAYACAP GAVIOLA Petitioner. x-------------------------------------------------/

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce tiled by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage life performed under civil rites on May 21, 1990 at Iligan City, they converted to Islam faith Islam faith of which conversions to Islam where duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Bagong Silang, Iligan City and Mahayahay, Iligan City respectively: That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over six (6) 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; Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 21, 1990 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 prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 21, 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 news paper of General Circulation in the city of Iligan one week for Three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City. Philippines, this 28th day of February, 2014.

Republic of the Philippines Province of Misamis Oriental Municipality of Initao

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th 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 BETWEEN SPOUSES JAIME BANZON LAVADOR and MYRNA CAYACAP GAVIOLA,

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

MTB-MLE is an avenue where the pupils use the 1st language to connect their culture and transition to Filipino which enables them to connect their heritage and English to connect the world in general. It is a portal towards opening the young minds and hearts to appreciate their own identity. It might be a channel to eradicate colonial mentality, hence they are starting to learn their own language which makes them aware of their own culture. Consequently, it would also allow the pupils to express their thoughts freely without hesitation to make mistakes and eventually help them to develop their fluency in articulating ones ideas and explaining their world. Education then is no longer a one-way process or an authoritarian type. It is an interaction one, which will be more actively in their learning experiences.

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 March 7, 1981 at Naga, Jimenez, Misamis Occidental. Petitioners, were converted to Islam Faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Tubod, Lanao del Norte and Palm Spring Subdivision, Tambo respectively and can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Tabalba Law Office, Merkado St., Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than thirty two (32) 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 March 24, 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 for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines. March 3, 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 April 21, 1985 at Ozamiz City. Petitioners, were converted to Islam Faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Isabel Village, Palao, Iligan City and Poblacion, Tangub City respectively and can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Gandamra Law Office, Diocesan Centrum Building, Salvador Lluch St., Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 1999 or for more than fifteen (15) 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 March 24, 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 for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines. March 3, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

ORDER Before this Court is a verified petition for approval and registration of the divorce between Spouses and alleging among others: Thai petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on November 22, 2001 at San Fernando, Cebu 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 ease at c/o Zaide Law Office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to Jack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over seven (7) 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; Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 22, 2001 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 prove futile. WHEREFORE finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 21, 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 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 28th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014


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Legalizing the poor man’s transport in hinterlands “Passengers who are injured or even killed while riding the habal-habal cannot claim benefits because this industry is not covered by insurance. On the other hand, the drivers or operators of the habal-habal face harassment and mulcting from traffic enforcers,” was a terse statement from one Mindanao lawmaker recently. We cannot deny that there is a need to legalize this poor man’s transport serving the hinterland routes all over the country. It is not enough that Local Government Units are empowered to regulate the operation of motorcycles-for-hire, locally known as habalhabal, in rural areas. A law is needed to legalize the operation of habal-habal not only as a business opportunity but also to provide transport service for the poor and marginalized, according to some quarters. However, a law enacted must strike a balance between vehicle safety and the problem of transportation. While it may be true that this mode of transportation is illegal and unsafe, there is also the need to recognize and respect the people’s initiative to solve their transportation problem and compensate the government’s failure to provide them with decent roads where they could safely transport their farm products to market places.

EDITORIAL It is of common knowledge that in rural areas , particularly in remote places where the roads are not passable by four-wheeled vehicles, the habalhabal has become the accepted mode of transportation. It has become a very viable and an important alternative not only for carrying passengers from remote and hardly accessible places, but also in bringing farm products to the markets. Misamis Occidental Representative Henry Oaminal filed House Bill 2322 which proposes that the operation of “habal-habal,” a common means of transportation in remote areas, be legalized and its operators be required to register their units with the local government. Earlier, an amendment to the Local Government Code of 1991 sought by a lawmaker, state the following provisions: “Subject to the guidelines prescribed by the Department of Transportation and Communications, the Sangguniang Bayan shall regulate the operation of motorcycles-for-hire and tricycles and grant franchises for the operation thereof within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality.” The amendment further provides

that the grantee of the franchise to operate habalhabal shall be authorized to operate on any road within the territorial jurisdiction of the LGU that issued its operator’s permit and must carry not more than four passengers or loads not exceeding 300 kgs. on each trip. For the protection and safety of the passengers, the habalhabal owner or operator shall, upon registration, procure the necessary insurance for the third party liability as provided in the bill. Under the Oaminal bill, all owners and operators of habal-habal are required to register it with their local government units (LGUs) prior to the guidelines of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC). Habal-habal owners, according to the bill, must also obtain insurance coverage for third party liability prior to application of a franchise for their units. All habal-habals will be prohibited from operating along national highways and that they can only travel at a maximum speed of 40 kilometers per hour. The proposal is loud and clear. It is meant to address the transportation problem in our remote communities. But what is paramount is an effective management of the lowly public utility and to protect both the operator and the riding public.

Tuburan, Cebu: epic tragedy in graft, clean water LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… He has saved us and called us to a holy life---not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time…” (2 Timothy 1:9, the Bible). -oooAIR TRAVEL SAFETY NOW COMPROMISED: Are not passports supposed to be computerized around the world already, making it next to impossible to steal them and be used by persons other than their true owners? If so, why were two men who used stolen European passports managed to board

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio the ill-fated the Malaysia Airlines flight 370? This incident suddenly cast doubts on the safety of international travel. I mean, if just any Tom, Dick and Harry can steal a passport and use it with some degree of success, it could only mean that any air travel around the world is no longer secure, especially in

the hands of determined personalities. This could gravely prejudice tourism, because people will now be thinking twice to travel, what with the whole world being enmeshed in turmoil of every kind nowadays. Really, what has the world descended into? There is no more hope in any man, who has become

puny and vulnerable to the destructive wiles of others. It is only God who can save us now, even if many may no longer believe in Him. -oooQUESTION ON DELFIN LEE ARREST: Will somebody please explain: if the Court of Appeals has already voided the syndicated or big-time estafa cases against Globe Asiatique owner Delfin Lee, why was he still arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation? Does this mean he has other cases? If he has no other cases, were not his arrest warrants similarly voided See water, page 11


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electricity, Mindanao consumers will have to pay an exorbitant rate of P32 per kilowatt hour,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez, a member of the energy committee said Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla should order a stop to the trading and place all available supply of electricity in the Mindanao grid to stave off rotational brownouts that have been plaguing the island. A Mindanao-wide blackout occurred on February 27 but until now (see separate Children in barangay Kimaya, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, line up to receive free brand new slippers given by Congresswoman Juliette T. Uy over the weekend. Hundreds of story), investigations as to slippers were given out during the outreach program for the beneficiaries from three the cause of the power outage have yet to be completed. barangays of the 2nd congressional district of the province.

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recommendations made by the House Energy Committee for the indefinite suspension of Imem during a congressional hearing last Thursday in Cagayan de Oro City. The Cagayan de Oro committee hearing, led by Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, was attended by various representatives of electric cooperatives, consumer and business groups, all of whom overwhelmingly criticized and rejected the establishment of Imem, which the Department of Energy (DoE) started implementing in December last year. In a statement, the lawmaker said Imem is a “poor clone” to the “discredited” and “inutile” Wholesale

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inter-agency government program geared to respond to calamities and disasters that perennially affect the country. The collaboration of frontline agencies buoy up the fact that using sciencebased tools in preparing disaster reduction plans are vital in making our communities safer and more prepared against disasters. Anchored on the fact that preparedness is the best way to prevent the ill-effects of disasters, the program promotes the use of S&T-based information materials and tools that help communities get ready for natural calamities. “Let’s take a scenario for public storm warning signals. We hope that warnings issued by our agencies will instantly trigger the disaster imagination of people in a way that a Public Storm Signal No.3 or No.4 will prompt early action among the community to adopt action plans such as pre-emptive evacuation or staying in areas identified as disaster-safe zones,” Montejo said. The DOST leads the program through its agencies, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronom-

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Electricity Spot Market (Wesm). He added: “Yet, this is the take-it-or-leaveit disastrous solution being offered by the Aquino government to the people of Mindanao.” “We are now suffering the evils unleashed by the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) yet, what is being rammed through us is yet an even bigger evil that only resulted to even higher prices of electricity,” said Zarate, who joined the two-day committee hearing that started in Cagayan de Oro City on March 6 and in Marawi City on March 7. Likewise, the progresive solon strongly criticized the Department of Energy (DoE) for pushing the implementation of Imem despite “the obvious lack of popular support from the

people of Mindanao.” He said: “Apparently, DoE just went ahead of Imem because PEMC (Philippine Electricity Market Corporation) already spent the P32.4 Million given by the ERC (Energy Regulatory Commission) for its expensive facilities.” “Imem is a disastrous non-solution solution, thus, it must be scrapped. I am glad that the Energy Committee called for its indefinite suspension as an initial step,” said Zarate, who hails from Davao City and General Santos City. Aside from the Imem, the DOE also dangles the implementation of the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) and the Modular Gensets Program. H o w e v e r, c r i t i c s claimed that the ILP will not contribute significantly

in easing the power problems, particularly in rural Mindanao where “ver y few large customer-owned power plants” are present. “Truth to tell, the Aquino administration via the DoE and its attached agencies exacerbated the present power woes in Mindanao because its energy development plans are biased towards the establishment of costly yet environmentally unsafe sources like coal-fired power plants. Deplorably, the operation of these plants will only ensure two (2) things: more expensive electricity rate for the people, but, more profits for the plant owners,” Rep. Zarate said, adding “meanwhile, the development of Mindanao’s rich renewable energy sources, like hydro and solar, is just relegated in the corner.”

ical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs), and the Science and Technology Information Institute (STII). Beefing up the DOST team is DOST’s Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards). Partner agencies include the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Department of National Defense – Office of Civil Defense (DND-OCD) as the implementing arm of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (DENR-NAMRIA). The program’s main activity is a three-month information and communication campaign that will hop from region to region. The campaign, also dubbed as “Iba na ang Panahon” is geared to help equip local governments with knowledge and knowhow on disaster preparedness down to the municipal and city levels. “Iba na ang Panahon” is a two-pronged slogan that means: 1) Time (“panahon”) has changed (“Iba na”), so let’s move on from

antiquated “tools” to S&Tbased information and tools in designing disaster preparedness plans; and 2) Climate (“panahon”) change (“iba”) compels us to be more prepared for hazards to make our communities safer, Asec. Raymund Liboro said. In every regional campaign, the S4SC will gather local government leaders from governors to city and municipality mayors, including disaster risk reduction managers or officers. Asec. Liboro said campaign participants will learn more about S&T-based disaster/weather information and tools and how to use these to make their communities safer and more prepared for disasters. The DOST and Project NOAH will share to the participants information, tools, and technologies that are crucial in preparing disaster risk reduction plans for their respective communities. Tools and technologies include hazard maps, websites, and apps, among others. DOST regional offices will organize and coordinate the respective regional activities. DENR will share its maps, DND-OCD will help local governments prepare their disaster plans using

DOST’s tools and technologies, and the DILG will mobilize local government executives to participate in the campaign and come up with disaster risk reduction plans. Local chief executives and disaster managers can think and act two steps forward by anticipating and with the use of scientific data and able to know the potential of a hazard to wreak havoc in communities. The event featured plenary session that discussed the hydrometeorological and geological hazards in Northern Mindanao and an overview of DOST’s National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH) and Disaster Risk Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) projects and Office of Civil Defense’s Disaster Information for Nationwide Awareness (DINA) drive. “Each municipality, city, province and region has distinct landscapes and vulnerabilities. Through this, we hope to learn from each other on how to spur better teamwork among the national government, LGUs and communities because disaster risk reduction strategy calls for us to work together,” said Asec. Iboro.

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3 NPA rebels surrender in Zamboanga Del Sur

Z Partners in Development. Mayor Julius Lobrigas (2nd from Left) and TVIRD General Manager Germidas Las Piñas sign a Memorandum of Agreement engaging Siocon and TVIRD in the joint undertaking for the Pisawak Spillway. (Mindanao Examiner)

DTI turns-over organic fertilizer processing facility, sewing machines

Industry (DTI-9) turnedover organic fertilizer proPAGADIAN CITY – The cessing machineries and Department of Trade and equipments and sewing machines to two Small and DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION Medium Enterprises (SMEs) By CLARO A. LANIPA

WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late EDESIO P. LAREDE, who died on December 26, 1992 at Tuyabang Bajo, Oroquieta City, during his lifetime, said EDESIO P. LAREDE acquired as part of the conjugal property with herein Floras M. Larede a certain parcel of land more particularly described as follows: “A parcel of Land (Lot 4, Block 23 (HL) Psd-12000388 being a portion of Lot 1472-P-3-H (LRC) Psd-194089, LRC Rec. No. 8035), situated in the Barrio of Pala-o, Iligan City. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FIVE (205) square meters more or less, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into by and between; FLORA M. LAREDE, of legal age, Filipino, widow a resident of Buruun, Iligan City, MA. FLORDELEA L. DEJAN, of legal age, Filipino, married, a resident of Cebu City, MA. FLORDEVEIE M. LAREDE, of legal age, married, a resident of Brgy. Tibanga, Iligan City and FLORDEMAR M. LAREDE, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Buru-un, Iligan City “The Heirs/Vendors” are the sole and exclusive surviving heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND (PhP100,000.00) Pesos in hand paid by the vendee is hereby acknowledge, to their entire satisfaction, the herein heirs/vendors do hereby ABSOLUTELY SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto said VENDEE, CANAPI RIGA PASAGUE, of legal age, Filipino, married to NORAIMA ARUMPAC PASAGUE, a resident of Balabag, Boracay, Malay, Aklan (Vendee) the above described parcel of land. As per Doc. No. # ; Page No. # ; Book No. # ; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. HERNAN R. TABALBA. MDN: MAR. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

AMBOANGA del Sur -- Three members of the New People's Army (NPA), tired of the incessant fighting, has voluntarily surrendered to troopers of the 5th Infantry Battalion in Purok 5, Sitio Limamawan, Barangay Sigacad, Bayog, Zamboanga Del Sur Saturday night.

The latter is a sub-unit of the 1st Infantry Division. Capt. Jefferson Mamamuag, 1st Infantry Division in the city last week. DTI Regional Direc- spokesperson, said these tor Sitti Amina M. Jain led the launching, turnover and blessing of the See dti, page 11

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES TEODOMIRO L. ALOMBRO and CARINE T. GANABES-ALOMBRO

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-018

TEODOMIRO L. ALOMBRO and CARINE T. GANABES-ALOMBRO Petitioner. X----------------------------------------------/ ORDER 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 September 9, 2001 at Cagayan de Ore City, they converted to Islam faith of which conversions to Islam where duly Registered with this court both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law Office, 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City. 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 over 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; Petitioners seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on September 9, 2004 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 prove futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 21, 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 news paper of General Circulation in the city of Iligan one week for Three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 28th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

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 BETWEEN SPOUSES JERRY T. SAN JUAN and MARION A. BONTIA-SAN JUAN,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-020 For: APPROVAL OF THE DIVORCE BY TALAQ

JERRY T. SAN JUAN and MARION A. BONTIA-SAN JUAN Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------------------/ 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 February 7, 1996 at Lala, Lanao del Norte. Petitioners, were converted to Islam Faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, residents of Iligan City and can be serve with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at Zaide Law Office, Iligan City. That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between herein petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than eight (8) 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 March 24, 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 for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines. March 3, 2014.

rebels are all members of the NPA under Secom Feliciano Alpha, Western Mindanao Regional Party Committee.

Trucker killed, child wounded in attack in Zambo Sibugay shot Michael Enriquez, 45, the gunmen attacked the in his shop in the village of victim, who died instantly Santa Cruz. Enriquez was from multiple wounds. The working on his truck when gunmen escaped in one mothe attackers arrived and torcycle after the shooting. without warning opened The wounded child was fire on the victim with a rushed to Wilfredo Palma Memorial Hospital. Police machine pistol. Enriquez’s nephew was said it recovered at least 9 also hit by a stray bullet as bullet shells fired from a KG-9 machine pistol. REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES) The motive of the attack )SS is still unknown and police AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS are investigating the shooting. (Mindanao Examiner) We, ___________________________________________________________ ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY – Police said motorcycle gunmen shot dead a trucker and wounded his six-year old nephew in attack in the town of Diplahan in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga Sibugay. Police said the gunmen

_____________________________________________________________ all of legal age, Filipino, and residents of ____________________________, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, hereby depose and state, that:

1. We hereby declare that we are the only surviving heirs of the deceased depositor, Francisco D. Abao, who died on November 1, 2013, a copy of the Certificate of Death is hereto attached as Annex “A”. Likewise, we further state under pain/penalty of perjury, punishable by imprisonment under the Revised Penal Code, that we do not know any other heirs of the decedent; further, decedent does not have any known debts or obligations unpaid at the time of his/her death; 2. At the time of his/her death, he/she left Savings Deposit Account/s with the Philippine Veterans Bank-CDO Branch under Savings Account No. 0023-373355-101 with a balance of 206,375.71; 3. The aforestated deposit is the only property/asset of the said deceased depositor; 4. We hereby request the Philippine Veterans Bank-CDO Branch, to release the balance of the said deposit account in favor of Clarita Abao Roxas and/ or to transfer the balance of said deposit account to an account in his/her name, we, his/her co-heirs, having waived our rights over the said deposit account in his/her favor. 5. We hereby hold the Philippine Veterans Bank free and harmless from any claim/suit that may be brought against it by reason of the release of the said amount in favor of Clarita Abao Roxas and we hereby undertake to indemnify the said bank in the event it suffers damages should any heir or creditor subsequently claim deprivation of any rights by virtue of this release and settlement.

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FELINA VDA DE COSTINIANO consisting a parcel of residential lot situated at 518 Apitong St., Poblacion, Bayugan City known as Lot No. 3119-B, Pls-225, Csd10 005653-D with TD No. ARP No. 06-01-0001-01169, under Katibayan ng Titulo P-17575 containing an area of 87 square meters is the subject of Extra Judicial Settlement of Estate with Deed of Absolute Sale.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 4, 11 & 18, 2014

The voluntarily surrender of the three took place around 8:45 p.m. Mamauag identified them as Jenjen Noay, 18; Denden Noay, 20; and Bryan Noay, 25, all residents of Purok 5, Sitio Limamawan, Barangay Sigacad in Bayog, Zamboanga Del Sur. The former rebels also surrendered one Springfield rifle, a 7.62-mm single shot homemade rifle and one fragmentation grenade. (PNA)

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Carmen

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Carmen

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Agusan del Norte Municipality of Carmen

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

CCE -0002–2014 RA 10172

CCE-0062-2013 RA 10172

CCE-0060-2013 RA 10172

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JC CLINT D. COLGUE, has filed with this Office, a petition for the Correction of Sex from “(FEMALE)” to “(MALE)” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JC CLINT D. COLGUE, born on December 18, 1988 at Tapon, Carmen, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are JESUS Q. COLGUE and CEBLEYMINDA G. DALOGDOG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 March 2014.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JOEVY A. GALBAN has filed with this Office a petition for the Correction of Sex from “ (MALE) “ to “(FEMALE)” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOEVY TIMTIM ABAO, born at Boundary, Tagcatong, Carmen, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are ALONZO P. ABAO and MARIA PILAR M. TIMTIM. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 March 2014.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 (Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that BERMARIN M. CAGAS has filed with this Office a petition for the Correction of Sex from “(MALE)” to “(FEMALE)” in the Certificate of Live Birth of BERMARIN MATINING CAGAS, at Vinapor, Carmen, Agusan del Norte and whose parents are BERNABE MADIHANO CAGAS, JR. and MARINA MAHAGWAY MATINING. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 18 March 2014.

(SGD.) ANITA T. ESPINOSA Municipal Civil Registrar

(SGD.) ANITA T. ESPINOSA Municipal Civil Registrar

(SGD.) ANITA T. ESPINOSA Municipal Ciil Registrar

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AVAO CITY – Dozens of communist rebels attacked a police headquarters and killed two and wounded three other policemen in a daring raid at dawn Monday in the southern Philippines, security officials said. The attack occurred even as police and military earlier warned all its commanders to stay on high alert because of intelligence report of an impending raid by New People’s Army rebels. Officials said two rebels were allegedly slain in a gunbattle with pursuing government soldiers in Davao del Sur’s Matanao

town where rebel forces arrived in trucks and attacked the headquarters that killed PO1 Manolo Booc and PO3 Danny Moalang. The wounded policemen have been identified as Insp. Renato Uy, PO1 Sherwin Cadungog and PO1 Gilbert Legaspi. Officials tagged the leader of the raiders as

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Still in the dark 10 days after Mindanao-wide blackout

DAVAO CITY – Ten days after the February 27 Mindanao-wide blackout, Mindanawons are still in the dark as to the cause of the power outage, with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) and National Power Corporation (NPC) still completing their respective investigations. “The NGCP and the National Power Corporation are conducting their own respective investigations and are submitting their findings to the Department of Energy (DOE). We shall release a statement once the investigation is concluded,” Atty. Cynthia Perez-Alabanza, NGCP spokesperson told MindaNews in a text message Sunday morning, March 9. Mindanao suffered an island-wide power outage at 3:52 a.m. on February 27, lasting for several hours, causing inconvenience to residents and huge economic losses for the business sector. The Mindanao grid was reported by NGCP to have been fully re-energized by 12:18 noon on the same day. A press statement from the Department of Energy (DOE) on Februar y 28 said investigation on the

root cause of the Feb. 27 system-wide shutdown was underway. The NGCP, according to the DOE, reported that the Mindanao system demand stood at 785 MW and the supply was 853 MW or a 93 MW reserve when the blackout occurred. “Initial reports indicate that the tripping emanated from the breaker of the Agus 1 switchyard. The breaker or the switchyard of the power plants is the facility that links the power plant to the transmission network,” the DOE said. Agus 1 hydroelectric power plant is located in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur. The DOE press release listed in chronological order, the plants that tripped, leading to the system collapse: Agus 1 Unit 2, Unit 1; Agus 2 Unit2, Unit3, Unit1; Agus 7 Unit 2; Mt. Apo Geothermal; Pulangi Units 1 & 2; Agus 7 Unit 1; Agus 4 Units 1, 2 and 3; SPPC; Agus 5 Unit 1, Unit 2; Agus 6 Unit 6; STEAG. These plants have a total

capacity of 677.2 MW. The NGCP and NPC were tasked by the DOE to “reconcile their data and provide their respective loggers, which contain the recorded sequence of events,” to conduct technical evaluations of condition of the switchyard and the power plants, while Transco was tasked to interpret the results. Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla said “while we are concerned to determine the root cause, what we immediately did is to bring back power first,” adding that “thorough technical investigation is being undertaken to determine the root cause of the blackout and be able to take immediate actions to prevent similar incident in the future.” Meanwhile, a press release from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) on Friday, said the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) in a meeting to assess the situation and determine the See blackout, page 11

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he first PagBAG-o Shop, the official livelihood hub of the Xavier Ecoville Multipurpose Cooperative (XEMPCO), opened on March 8 at the H-3B Miranda Bldg, Chavez St, Divisoria.

Fr Charlie Cenzon, SJ led the blessing ceremonies. Livelihood partners Mr Arsenio Sebastian of the Rotary Club West and Ms Eileen Ruba of the Xavier University Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) graced the event. Community Development partner for Values Formation Mr Art Limas of Gawad Kalinga also came to express his support. The PagBAG-o shop showcases XEMPCO’s food and non-food products. You will find stacks of its locally-made peanut butter and the PagBAG-o bag collection. This includes canvass totes, leatherette bags, file organizers and coin purses. Each piece is sewn and conceptualized by the women of Xavier Ecoville.

from partners such as Give2Asia which funded its tree nursery and sewing enterprise. Tipi Wood also assisted the coop in developing its agricultural enterprise. In April 2012, it moved to its office funded by Steag State Power Inc. and Rotary Club West. The land was donated by the local government unit of Barangay Lumbia. Xavier Ecoville extends its services to the residents outside of the village. In July 2013, XEMPCO partnered with Maybank to come up with its Maybank Manpower enterprise. A few months after, in November, it officially launched the PagBAG-o Project, a creative collaboration between the unemployed housewives of Xavier Ecoville who produce the bags, and the Xavier University students STARTING SMALL and alumni who make the F r C e n z o n l i k e n e d design and lead in the the shop’s potential to marketing efforts. that of a mustard seed. It starts out small but with CHANGING LIVES the continuous work of Today XEMPCO has w a t e r i n g i t , t h e s h o p five major enterprises: will grow and expand its sewing, food processing, livelihood ventures. manpower, agriculture, The XEMPCO started wholesaling, and credit operating on February a n d l o a n . I t p r o v i d e s 2012. A small group of employment, income for its household heads decided members through dividends to run a make shift sari- and support for small-scale sari store that carried enterprises to the Xavier the community’s basic Ecoville community and needs. They used their residents of Brgy. Lumbia own money as staring and downtown Cagayan capital. Eventually, it de Oro City. won more members and The PagBAG-o shop is got officially registered proof that starting small in September that year. and dreaming big can lead It then started its credit to sustainable development and loan services with the to communities. Witness assistance of the Peace this story of growth and and Equity Foundation visit their store today. in October. XEMPCO Xavier Ecoville is a focused on capacitating resettlement community its members through a for TS Sendong survivors month-long skills training located in Brgy. Lumbia. in November and opened It is facilitated by Xavier its wholesaling enterprise University, the community in December. members, the local government, donors and other partners for a selfSTEPPING UP XEMPCO grew as it sufficient and value-laden received more support community.

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by the appellate court ruling in his favor? -oooTUBURAN, CEBU: EPIC TRAGEDY IN GRAFT, CLEAN WATER: It is really a tragedy of epic proportions that, despite the billions and billions of money in the hands of the Aquino government intended for providing clean and safe drinking water for the poor and the needy in far-flung areas of the country, people in places like Tuburan in Cebu Province could still be downed by typhoid infection due to fecal contamination of their source of water. President Aquino must investigate why illnesses arising from polluted drinking water can still erupt and threaten entire villages, when, in 2013, he allocated some P1.8 billion for clean water projects, and when, for 2014, some P2.6 billion was authorized by him to be spent to build water wells and systems from Aparri to Jolo. Clearly, those huge amounts were either unused, or could have been diverted once again. If unused, the executives of government who failed to implement the vision of Aquino to provide clean and potable drinking water to Filipinos living in remote areas must be fired for failing to do their jobs. If diverted, those responsible for the graft must be prosecuted. -oooWATER FIRM MILKED DRY: The fact is that, a businessman whose firm specializes in purifying water from dirty sources (like rivers, canals and other waterways) and from the ocean so people can safely drink them afterwards submitted some kind of a proposal to install his product in any area in the Philippines where residents are not served by any water district. The officials he talked to promised that the businessman’s product will be approved by Malacanang. The officials then asked for money from him, and, as per his story, he gave about P150 million or so. Unfortunately, Malacanang never approved the project. The businessman then went to the NBI and submitted a formal complaint which, however, remains unacted upon up to now. -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

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processing facilities to the Danlugan Farmers’ MultiPurpose Cooperative in barangay Danlugan and five handicraft sewing machines to the Pagadian City NonFormal Education Ben-

eficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative at barangay San Pedro, all of this city. Director Jain said “this is our first time to provide these projects in Zamboanga del Sur particularly in the city of Pagadian under the so-called Shared Service Facility (SSF).” The SSF is a banner program of Secretary Gregory Domingo, and it started only last year with a P7-million package and another P7 million for this year for the entire region, she said. “SSF concept is designed to improve the productivity of our SME’s by providing new equipment, new technology, improve the efficiency of operations and the quality of the products they produce so that it will have easy access to the market,” Jain added. Meanwhile, Zamboanga del Sur DTI Provincial Director Ma. Socorro M. Atay clarified that these facilities are being tagged with “Property of DTI” which means it is still the property of the government, but after two years of successful operations these equipment and facilities will be donated to the beneficiaries at no cost through a deed of donation. The organic fertilizer processing facilities are composed of a shredding machine, vermicast separator, back trousers, sprayers, tanks, plows among others and the handicraft sewing machines with a total cost of P468 thousand and P138 thousand, respectively. (FPG/CAL/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)

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cause of the February 27 island-wide blackout, sought the immediate dispatch of capacities from embedded generators of distribution utilities, including newlyinstalled modular gensets of several electric cooperatives, in response to the alleged supply shortfall. MPMC was created by Executive Order No. 81 on July 30, 2012 to “spearhead and coordinate the efforts of the national, regional and local governments, and power industry stakeholders to improve the power situation in Mindanao.” MinDA said MPMC has recommended “quick measures to bridge power supply deficit resulting from the unscheduled shutdown of 210MW STEAG coal-fired power plant” in Misamis Oriental which “remained offline after its plant units 1 and 2 sustained damage to its turbine generating sets.” “We find it viable to quickly resolve the supply deficit by tapping what is already available in the system, as measures are being exerted to restore affected power plants back online,” the press release quoted Secretary Luwalhati Antonino, MinDA chair, as saying. MinDA heads the secretariat of the MPMC. Antonino stressed that the system downtime affect-

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ing large capacities should be immediately resolved, given the onset of summer when the Agus-Pulangi hydroelectric power complex is expected to have reduced output. “I understand that the cause of the problem that triggered series of plant trip-offs is still being determined, but such assessment should be done quickly so that corrective actions are put in place to prevent recurrence,” Antonino said. MinDA said initial technical evaluation indicates Steag may need a “substantial amount of time” to restore two plant units back online. It noted that according to the DOE, the Steag downtime “has brought restoration of Mindanao power supply to only about 80 to 85 percent.” In Zambaonga City, power outage took eight to nine hours daily from the last week of February to March 5. These days, residents are still suffering from four to five hours brownout daily. In Kidapawan City, which hosts 100-MW Mt. Apo geothermal power plant, power outage is now four to five hours daily, from two hours daily. Power generated from the geothermal plant goes directly to the Mindanao Grid; there is no direct line from the Energy Development Corporation’s geothermal plant to the Cotabato Electrict Company (Cotelco). Cotelco is dependent on how much power NPC allocates. Right now, NPC is supplying Cotleco only 11 mw of the 35 mw demand. In Bukidnon, sometimes the power outage is six hours daily, sometimes four, two and a half. But there was no brownout Saturday. In Davao City, one-hour rotating brownouts have been imposed by the Davao Light and Power Co. Davao Light has posted on its website a weekly schedule of the rotating brownouts up to March 30. It said that the duration of the power outage “will still be for one hour only anytime between the given duration” but “this may extend up to two hours depending on the availability of power supply from the Mindanao grid.” Although the weekly schedule indicates a period, for example, from 1 to 4 p.m., Davao Light said “exact time when the outage will begin cannot be determined because it will depend on the level of curtailment imposed by the National Grid Corp. of the Phils. at any given time of the day and the variability of the load of Davao Light relative to time of the day.” Residents in the cities of Cagayan and Iligan, however, are not experiencing brownouts. The Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (Cepalco) has a coal and solar power plant. Iligan and neighboring towns of Lanao del Norte and Lanao

del Sur host the Agus hydroelectric power plants. (MindaNews)

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funds in the Sandiganbayan,” the senator told the students. “Of course, every person enjoys a presumption of innocence,” Santiago said. “But when the Ombudsman conducts the preliminary investigation, she goes over voluminous papers and other documents, as well as affidavits executed by eyewitnesses. She has to do this, because under the law, the Ombudsman who is the prosecutor in this case, has to prove what the law calls a prima facie case. The term prima facie is a Latin phrase which means at first sight, or on first appearance, but subject to further evidence or information. Hence, if the Ombudsman files a case against a reelectionist for plunder in the Sandiganbayan, this means that she has in her possession enough evidence to allow the trial court to rule in favor of the government.” According to Santiago, the 2016 presidential elections will be a test of leadership during these dark days when government is investigating the P10 billion pork barrel scandal involving Janet Lim-Napoles, her dubious non-government organizations, and certain politicians. “The Supreme Court has declared the pork barrel as unconstitutional. But during the time when pork barrel was still a legitimate exercise of the power to reduce poverty, it became a source of widespread corruption from our elected senators and representatives. This sordid case of plunder in our political history is evidence that corruption is caused by a top-down process,” Santiago said. Santiago also called on the audience to reject politicians who are “consistently silent on the pork barrel scandal.” According to the senator, while the pork barrel investigation is going on, particularly on television when the Blue Ribbon Committee conducts hearings and examines alleged witnesses, certain politicians are conspicuous by their silence. Santiago said silence means that the particular politician is willing to make friends with anybody, right or wrong, corrupt or honest, as long as the politician can gather votes. “That candidate is an opportunist. He does not act out of conviction, but acts out of what is convenient for himself,” she said. “Politicians who purposely refrain from participating in the national debate on the pork barrel scandal are politicians who are cowards, because they refuse to take a position for fear of incurring the anger of the guilty ones. This kind

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landmine as their convoy was passing through Barangay Asbang. Six troopers were immediately killed in the blast while eight others wounded. Earlier, an estimated 50 rebels attacked the Matanao Municipal Police Station around 4:30 a.m., killing two police officers and wounding three others. The slain police officers were identified as PO3 Danny Laganse Moalong and PO3 Manolo Lazarte Booc Jr. Those wounded were identified as Insp. Renato Yulin Uy, PO1 Sherwin Ray Diapana Cadungog and P01 Nelbert Portabes. The NPA force was under the command of one Felix Armodia, leader of the rebels’ Front 72. The rebel force managed to snatch seven M-16

automatic rifles, two 9-mm pistols, one .45-caliber pistol and two hand-held radios. Pursuing government soldiers killed two of the attacking rebels in Barangay Saboy. Rodriquez said that pursuit operations are still ongoing. (PNA)

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Barangay Rosario, Tagoloan town, and barangay Punong, Claveria town, also benefited from the free services. The medical mission provided free medicines for various ailments, free eye checkup, free dental services conducted by the army soldiers, giving of sacks of 25-kilo rice and brand new pairs of slippers, and free haircut. The army soldiers were led by 58IB commanding officer 1Lt. Dandy T. Nelmida. Mayor Uy said the next medical mission of the congresswoman is now being planned. This is in addition to the recent livelihood training program in cosmetology conducted in the municipality in partnership with the FDC Misamis. Some 60 beneficiaries, mostly women, were trained in the Ganda Mo Hanapbuhay Ko skills program.


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CDO draws investors in BPO sector RANKED as the country’s most competitive city i n 2 0 1 3 , C a g ay an d e Oro continues to attract investors with a booming BPO sector that is set to foster the city’s overall sustainable and eco-friendly economic development. This has been the overall sentiment of economists, gove r n m e nt of f i c i a l s , business leaders and investors who attended the recent “Connect and Do Business in Cagayan de Oro’’ investment forum held at the InterContinental Hotel Manila in Makati City. Economist and former director-general of the National Economic and

Development Authority (NEDA) Cayetano Paderanga Jr. said that the CDO’s BPO sector has much room for growth, what with the city’s five IT parks and two IT buildings. “C d O h a d a v e r y good chance to become Mindanao’s new business an d f i n an c i a l c e nt e r. Its thriving economy is sustainable over the long run because it had robust fundamentals: Peace and order, stable power, very good human resource and enough investors,’’ Paderanga said. Architect Romolo V. Nati, executive chairman and CEO of ITPI Corp.

(ItalPinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development Corporation, added that advancing CDO’s BPO sector will also be a sustainable and eco-friendly growth driver because BPO operations produce less greenhouse gases and pollutants than manufacturing, especially if they are located in truly green buildings. It a l Pi n a s , on e of t h e bi g g e s t i nv e s t or s in CD O,specializes in sustainable property developments and green building design. Since it was formed by Nati, an Italy national and Filipino partner, Atty. Jojo Leviste in 2009, the company has

taken a lead role in creating sustainable property d e v e l o p m e nt s i n t h e country’s secondary cities. Its flagship project is called Primavera Residences, a mixed-use eco-friendly condominium in uptown CdO. Primavera Residences features passive cooling techniques and will soon be equipped with a photovoltaic or solar panel rooftops that produce enough electricity to power its common areas. Nati also emphasized t h e w e a lt h of C D O’s human capital. Four of the biggest universities in Northern Mindanao are in CdO: Xavier UniversityAteneo de Cagayan de Oro,

Liceo University, Capitol University and Mindanao University of Science and Technology. The city also attracts graduates from eight universities, 70 colleges and six computer technology i ns t itute s t h rou g h out Region X, or Northern Mindanao. In 2013, these e duc at iona l inst itutes produced a total of 23,000 graduates. “The city also has a rich source of human capital, and the BPO sector takes advantage of this at the same time that it develops this resource even further to help optimize the country’s young educated population as a prime asset,” Nati said.

D u r i ng t he for u m , Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno invited businesses to locate to the city and neighboring areas, even as he said it was his administration’s goal to make the city Mindanao’s future economic powerhouse. “That’s our dream, that’s our objective, that’s our mission,” Moreno said. To b o o s t C d O ’s sustainable growth, the Moreno administration is seeking private sector partnerships and investments in key agricultural and environmental developments.

Hedcor all-set for Tudaya Hydro operation STA. CRUZ, Davao del S u r, M a r. 0 5 – A f t e r about 18 months of construction, the Tudaya 1 and 2 hydropower plants in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur are finally completed and have finished testing and commissioning. “ We’ r e d o n e w i t h our testing and commissioning for the two newly constructed Tudaya Hydro Plants. We are only waiting for some i mp o r t a nt d o c u m e nt s t o of f i c i a l l y s t a r t ou r c om m e rc i a l op e r at i on and deliver rene wable power to our customers,” s a i d R e n e R o n q u i l l o, Hedcor president an d C h i e f O p e r at i on s Officer. Team of experts from Hedcor, Department of Energ y and third party e n t i t i e s c o nv e r g e d t o ensure t hat t he plants are capable meeting the expected generation. Bits and parcel of t h e op e r at i on pro c e s s starting from the moment the water enters the weir and exits the powerhouse are monitored to make sure t hat e ach faci lity functions smoothly. Tudaya Hydro 1 plant will operate at 6.6 MW, while Tudaya Hydro 2 will run with a total capacity of 7 MW. Together, the plants will produce clean and re ne w abl e e ne rg y at 13.6 MW with an annual generation of 76.5 million kWh. The projects are part of the e x p ans i on of t h e 4 2 . 5 MW Sibulan Hydropower plant. Hedcor currently s up p l i e s a t o t a l of 4 7 M W t o t h e Mi n d an a o Grid from its seven runof-river plants in Davao City and Davao del Sur. The Tudaya Hydros will escalate the capacity to 61 MW. The new plants will supply different

distribution utilities, thus serving varied range of c onsu me rs . Tu d ay a Hydro 1 will direct its generated electricity to Davao Light and Power C ompany which ser ves about 264 barangays. Me anw h i l e, He d c or is ironing its contrac t with Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative for Tud aya Hydro 2 pl ant generation. The plants started its construction late 2012 with the solid support f r o m t h e c o m m u n i t y. During the construction, about 400 manpower were outsourced locally giving employment opp or tu n it i e s t o b ot h skilled and professional workers. The plants also attained two million safe man-hours without disabling accidents during its construction phase as validated by the Department of Labor and Employment Region IX. The indigenous people in the area, the BagoboTagabawa tribe, are given the highest reverence as the power plant is part of their ancestral domain. C om mu n it y sh are s , construction of their tribal hall and programs on corporate social responsibilities are being extende d to help wit h the communities’ socioeconomic development. As the leading force in run-of-river hydropower development in the countr y, Hedcor proactively seeks better solutions towards a better future. C u r r e n t l y, H e d c o r is also working to complete the pertinent requirements for the 69 MW Manolo Fortich Hydrop ower Proj e c t in Bukidnon and for t he c ompl e t i on of t he ongoing construction of 14 MW Sabangan Hydropower Project in Mt Province. (Hedcor)

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Power fertilizer ups sugar yield RESULTS of the latest experiment conducted in Hacienda Luisita reveal that Power Grower Combo, a special fer tilizer formulation, can almost double the yield of sugarcane. For instance, the untreated plants yielded only 88 tons of millable cane per hectare while the plants sprayed with Power Grower C omb o yielded 162 tons per hectare. The tonnage was much higher because in ever y one-meter row of t he spraye d pl ants, there were 19.63 millable stalks compared to only 13.13 of the unsprayed plants. The untreated plants pro du c e d 1 5 1 b ag s of sugar of 50 kilos each (LKg) whereas the t re ate d pl ants y ielde d 268 LKg per hectare. There was an increase of 117 LKg. At the current price of P1,520 per LKg, the increase in yield is worth P177,840. Of course, the sugarmill gets a share of the total yield. In the

c a s e o f t h e u nt re at e d plants, the planter would get a share of 102 LKg out of the 151 LKg per he c t are. On t he ot her hand, the planter of the treated plants would have a share of 182 LKg out of the total production of 268 LKg. The increase of 80 LKg in the share of the planter of the treated plants is currently worth R121,680. And the cost of the sprayed material is not even worth R3,000. The experiment was conducted by Mauro J. Merculio, an agriculturist from Tarlac w ho is b ot h a pl anter and a res e archer. T he research was conducted f rom D e c e mb e r, 2 0 1 2 up to Nove mb e r 2 0 1 3 in Hacienda Luisita. In the trial, eight replicates were conducted. A first group of sugarcane rows were sprayed with Power Grower C omb o on Februar y, 11 and on June 13, 2013. A second group was sprayed only once on June 13, 2013. Meanwhile, a

sugarcane planter f r o m Ne g r o s w i t h 5 5 hectares reveals that Power Grower C omb o re a l ly works wonders. He is John G eolingo o f Hi n i g a r a n , Ne g r o s Occidental. In a telephone inter view, he said that he used to get a yield of 4,000 (LKg) from his 55 hectares when he was not yet applying Power Grower Combo. At this time, he has already gotten 7,300 LKg and he still has 8 hectares left for milling. Geolingo has been doing his own experiment. In the last season, he sprayed Heavy Weight Tandem together with Power Grower Combo when his plants we re fou r mont hs ol d at the rate of 1.5 kilos of PGC and 1.5 kilos of HWT. Heavy Weight Tandem is another formulation by Alfonso G. Puyat with a higher content of potassium and chelated elements. This has been obser ved to increase the sugar content of

the canes, hence higher s u g ar y i e l d . G e o l i ngo said that when was using only PGC, he only got 1.7 LKg per ton cane. With Heavy Weight Tandem, the sugar yield increased to 2.01 LKg per ton cane. Puyat says that Power Grower C omb o accelerates the growth of young plants. Spraying could be done as early as when the plants have four to six leaves. This will induce them to produce longer roots and t a ke up nut r ients f r o m t h e s o i l f a s t e r. T hu s h e r e c o m m e n d s that the usual fertilizer should be applied to t he s oi l. A nd t he s oi l should be kept moist before spraying Power Grower Combo and Heavy Weight Tandem so that the nutrients can be absorbed by the roots. Puyat adds that Heavy Weight Tandem contains higher potassium plus 11 chelated micronutrients. This induces the plant to produce higher sugar content in the stalks.


Mindanao Daily Northmin (March 10, 2014)