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Volume II, No. 151

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Induction of new Oro Chamber officers for 2014 held

‘Yolanda’ death toll now at 5,959: NDRRMC

THE death toll from super typhoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has reached 5,959, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday. The running total of the death toll is broken into at the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces), 3; Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan), 19; Bicol, 6; Western Visayas, 250; Central Visayas, 74; Eastern Visayas, 5,605; Zamboanga Peninsula, 1; and

By Cheng Ordonez, Executive Editor

DEMO FARM. Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette Uy spearheads the ceremonial cutting of ribbon during her visit to techno demo farm in Claveria town on December 10, 2013. Rep. Uy is joined by Claveria Mayor Redentor N. Salvaleon (fourth from right) and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director Lealyn A. Ramos for Northern Mindanao. Photo courtesy of Dodo Canoy

Seventeen new officers for the year 2014 have been sworn in to steer the prime business organization here in Cagayan de Oro -- the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc., also known as Oro Chamber – during its 4th Quarter General Membership Meeting and Christmas Gathering recently, at the posh Pryce Plaza Hotel in Carmen Hill. Sworn in as new officials were re-elected Chamber President Efren Uy, Ruben Vegafria - VP for Agriculture, Fishery and Mining Sector, Dr. Mariano Lerin - VP for Business Support Organization Sector, Engr. Cerael Donggay – VP for Manufacturing and Industry Sector, Jeffrey Ang – VP for Services Sector, Antonio Uy – VP for Trade and Commerce, Edmundo Chaves, Jr. – Treasurer, Eriberto Gualberto – Corporate Secretary. Also inducted before hundreds of Oro Chamber members and guests were Trustees Ma. Teresa Alegrio, Rodolfo Menes, Jaime Rafael Paguio, Roberto Ansaldo, Eduardo Alaba, Colbert Rabaya, Manuel Boniao,

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Radical economic reforms needed, says Ibon

THE virtually unchanged poverty By Walter I. Balane of MindaNews incidence and growMALAYBALAY City––Companies should ing numcomply with requirements set by local govber of ernment units, including social acceptability, poor debefore they may be granted environmental spite rapid economic compliance certificates (ECC) by the Departgrowth ment of Environment and Natural Resources and multi(DENR), an official said. billion Read the full story on page 2 peso conditional cash transfers (CCT) affirm the need for a radical change in socioeconomic policies, said the independent research group Ibon Foundation. By MART D. SAMBALUD of Davao Today Poverty will remain if TAGUM City––A radio was shot past 9 in the mornthe revised Philippine Debroadcaster in Tagum City ing. No description on the velopment Plan (PDP) that was shot dead this morning perpetrator was given. the government will release by unidentified gunman. Police are still investibefore the end of the year Rogelio ‘Tata’ Butalid, gating the motive behind remains more of the same a block-time commentator the killing of the broadprofit-driven, pro-foreign for Radyo Natin Tagum, caster. investor and pro-elite poliwas shot dead at Sobrecary Butalid’s colleagues said that have worked against HOMELESS ON CHRISTMAS. A young boy sleeps near the Christmas lights cies Street. that in his broadcast, he the majority of Filipinos in Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City on December 10. See dead, page 11 Witnesses said Butalid for decades, the Ibon said MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo adding, “official poverty incidence is not improving and the number of poor has been growing amid increasingly rapid economic growth.” It said the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) 2012 full-year poverty report shows statistically unchanged family inquire at MAX’S RESTAURANT. Robinsons Mall, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY poverty incidence of

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Uy visits demo farm in Claveria By Dodo Canoy, Domer Postrero and Ian Philip Zea Contributors

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental––Second district Rep. Juliette Uy graced the Guided Field Tour and Technology Forum held Tuesday morning in one of the techno demo farms here. Organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 10 under Regional Executive Director Lealyn A. Ramos, Rep. Uy delivered her keynote message before the huge crowds. Later, Rep. Uy joined the group for the Guided Field Tour, demo on mushroom cooking, demo on cassava equipment and value adding products, and a visit to

the seed processing center. The program started at 7 a.m. while the opening program started at 10:30 a.m. with an Invocation, singing of the Philippine National Anthem, and singing of DA Hymn. DA Regional Technical Director Constancio C. Maghinay Jr. for R&D gave the opening remarks while Ms. Carlota S. Madriaga does the formal introduction of participants. Claveria town Mayor Redentor N. Salvaleon has inspired the participants with his short message. After Rep. Uy delivered her keynote message, the technology and open forum followed with Mr. Elias Diabordo who acted as moderator.

Cash incentive to medalists in sports activity okayed CAGAYAN de Oro City––Cash Incentive awards will be given to two athletes who competed and brought home medals during the recent Philippine Sports Association for the Differently Abled (PHILSPADA) National Games held at the Laguna Sports Complex. The City Council during its regular session Monday, December 9, presided over by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor appropriated an amount from the lumpsum appropriation of the item “Non-Office: Social Services-Rewards and other Claims-Sports Incentive” in the 2011 Annual budget to be made available for the purpose. The appropriation ordinance was favorably endorsed by the committees on sports and youth development, on finance and ways and means and on laws and rules chaired by Councilors Sunshine Mae C. Obsioma, President D. Elipe and Ramon G. Tabor, respectively. Ordinance No. 7927-2013 establishes guidelines for the grant of cash incentive award to deserving local athletes who won medals and awards in national or international competitions of individual or team sports. (CdeOSP/PIA)

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MSU-IIT Commencement address. Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez delivers the commencement speech during the 44th Midyear Graduation of the Iligan Institute of Technology of the Mindanao State University last November 14, 2013. His speech aims to inspire the graduates to be the best that they can be and continue to pursue their dreams through hard work and dedication.

Malaybalay wants ECC process to start at local govt Ma. Anita Fernandez, chief of the Malaybalay City Environment and Natural M A L AY B A L AY Resources Office said this City––Companies process has posed problems the city government in should comply with for terms of addressing the requirements set by negative impact of a firm’s local government operations. is a big gap since units, including the“There process was reverted. It social acceptabil- might be good for business ity, before they may but not for the local environ” she told MindaNews be granted environ- ment, after speaking at the city mental compliance council Tuesday during a certificates (ECC) hearing on environmental measures beby the Department protection ing applied by agricultural of Environment and plantations. It was the third of such Natural Resources hearing by the city council (DENR), an official in response to the flooding said. in October in Barangays At present, companies Aglayan and Cabangahan. apply for an ECC first before The flooding was mainly getting permits required by blamed on the presence of local governments. agricultural plantations in By Walter I. Balane of MindaNews

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Malaybalay’s upland areas. Fernandez noted that some companies no longer applied for permits at the city government after getting their ECCs. She added many firms are operating in areas for which they have no ECCs or business permits. She said they will recommend to the DENR to reverse the process, that is, start the ECC process at the level of local government units. “They can try it with us in Malaybalay City first,” she added. Fernandez, a former DENR employee, explained that previously companies applying for ECCs had to go through the social acceptability process first. According to the Revised Procedural Manual for the DENR’s Department Administrative Order 2003-30, “no permits and or clearances issued by other national government agencies and local government units shall be required in

the processing of ECC applications.” But the same order does not exempt a proponent from securing other government permits and clearances as required by other laws. Fer nandez s aid t he change in procedure has caused some problems in monitoring and enforcement, as the ECCs only contain “general provisions. She said a company was able to obtain an ECC for an area that includes a portion with a very steep slope. She said the use of very steep areas could have been avoided if the ECC process started with the local government, and it would have been spared the burden of undertaking mitigating measures for such practice. Fernandez said they have required the companies to submit their environmental management plans for 2013 and 2014, to verify compliance with measures that would ensure environmental protection and soil conservation.


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Butuan police chief readies security for Christmas celeb By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga, and ERNESTO BURNEA, Correspondent

BUTUAN City––The City Police Office here has made sure that everything is in place in terms of providing security and maintaining peace and order in this city during the Christmas season and the New Year. This was made clear by City Police Office Director Senior Supt. Nerio T. Bermudo in an

exclusive interview saying that a security plan had already been laid out for the city’s 86 barangays during the entire Christmas celebration. According to Bermudo, aside from farming out his men in the barangays, he had already instructed his men to keep close watch on bus and jeepney ter-

minals, public markets, banks, business establishments and stores as well as streets to provide the people a sense of security. Bermudo said police presence in strategic areas will give the people reliance on the local police as well as a feeling that they are protected. This will also encourage them to immediately

report to the police suspicious individuals and untoward incidents. Bermudo also warned his men against indiscriminate firing of their firearms during the Christmas season and New Year or risk suspension or termination from the police service. This, he said, is per strict order from Caraga

Police Regional Director Chief Supt. Getulio Napenas. Bermudo hoped this year’s Christmas and New Year celebrations will be peaceful and full of cheer for the Butuanons with the assurance that the city police office will be ready to provide them protection and security.

Angel conducts health mission to Agnor town By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

JABONGA, Agusan del Norte––The people of barangays Bunga and San Pablo here have much to be happy about more than the presence of Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba last Friday, December 6. The provincial chief executive visited the two barangays on a medical and dental outreach mission as part of her 6-point agenda covering health services. More than a thousand residents received medical consultations and treatment while some 60 dental patients benefited. Gov. Amante-Matba, a nurse by profession, took the occasion to lecture the villagers about family planning and the benefits derived from Philhealth membership. ANGEL IN TOUCH WITH CONSTITUENTS IN JABONGA, AGUSAN DEL NORTE. Gov. Angel AmanteShe also promised to return to deliver thermometers, weighing Matba keeps in touch with her constituents through her medical-dental outreach program like here in Bascales, nebulizers and other items to maintain the villagers’ health and rangays San Pablo and Bunga, Jabonga, Agusan del Norte. Jabonga Mayor Jasmin Monton is at extreme See HEALTH, p.11

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Angry at Media? Enrile shows how by Jess Dureza, Chairman Philippine Press Institute ( Author is a lawyer and the chairman/president of the Philippine Press Institute, a national organization of Philippine newspapers and publications. He also sits in the Philippine Press Council representing Mindanao.) METRO MANILA ---The Philippine Press Institute (PPI) met the other night in downtown Makati and discussed how to deal with the complaint filed by Senator Juan Ponce Enrile against the Philippine Daily Inquirer. It stemmed from the publication of PDI of a story that identified him as allegedly the “mastermind” or “brains” behind the alleged PDAF scam of Janet Napoles. Senator Enrile vehemently denied this. Instead of filing a libel or civil case in the regular courts, it was instead filed before the Philippine Press Council (PPC), asking for an investigation and the corresponding sanctions imposed, if warranted. I will not talk here about the merits of the Enrile complaint. I will just show to you what this process is all about. This grievance procedure is not known to many. But at PPC, an aggrieved citizen can lodge a complaint against the newspaper concerned without going to court and seek redress from the print media sector itself. PPC is composed of sectoral representatives from the academe, civil society and private media. It somehow serves as a “watchdog” in that an individual can lodge a complaint against a PPI newspapermember if he feels aggrieved due to a published article and he needs to also have his side reasonably heard as a way of vindication. It is a mechanism that allows the media sector itself the matter of policing its own ranks and disciplining its own members and at the same time upholding press freedom. However, there are certain “jurisdictional elements” that must be present to set in motion this procedure of seeking redress. Here are some basic things to bear in mind before the council can take cognizance of a complaint. First, the newspaper subject of the complaint must be a PPI member. This is necessary because sanctions cannot be imposed on non members for obvious reasons, the press council being an instrumentality of PPI. Secondly, there must be

no other pending case in court or in any other body over the same subject matter. In this case, a certification submitted by the complainant must first attest to this non-pendency. Thirdly, there must be a waiver on the part of the complaining party as to judicial recourse, meaning he will forego of his right to go to the regular court or any other administrative body to seek redress if he submits to the jurisdiction of the press council. Lastly, the complainant must show proof that he had communicated to the newspaper concerned to give his side to a published derogatory report but this has not been given due consideration by the said publication. If all the above elements are present, the press council shall then take cognizance of the complaint and after due investigation and hearing both parties, a decision is rendered. An erring newspaper will be required to publish the decision of the council and/or will be ordered to give reasonable space for the publication of the complainant’s own side of the story subject of the case. If the newspaper refuses to comply, a possible fine can be imposed and the other PPI newspaper-members may then proceed to publish in their own publications either the decision or the side of the aggrieved party or both. This mechanism for redress has not been resorted to too often by aggrieved citizens principally because this procedure for redress is not known to many yet. In fact, there were not too many of such complaints lodged before the council up to the present. According to records, the most notable and the latest case so far heard was the case filed by former Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo against the late Philippine Star columnist Max Soliven, for the latter’s series of commentaries allegedly derogatory to former ES Bert. But this happened many years ago. In fact, incumbent PPC chair Tony La Vina said the council had

been inactive for sometime and needs to re-charge batteries now with the Enrile complaint filed before it. Provincial or regional press councils may also be organized by the local press groups to address their own local problems. I was informed that the press council that is most active and functioning today is the press council in Cebu City. I touched base with the council through Ms. Cherrie Lim when I was in Cebu last week.We need to replicate this mechanism nationwide. For the moment, the Philippine Press Council has been moribund and it got out of long slumber only with this recent complaint filed before it by a senator of the Republic. This will now bring me to some other important points I wish to stress. If the press council is active and functioning and worthy of the public’s trust, there is in fact no more need for Congress to pass the controversial “right to reply bill” that media is opposing. I understand the “right to information” bill that media is pushing is still pending in Congress and is subject to a “quid pro quo” deal where the last time I checked, Congress seemed to push for an “exchange deal” for the latter’s baby, the Right to Reply bill. Come to think of it, there is no more need for this “tit for tat” arrangement. The intendment of the “right to reply” law is rendered moot by this press council mechanism. Moreover, by availing of the press council grievance machinery, we all avoid and prevent long, tedious, expensive and acrimonious law suits and cases between the press and litigants seeking redress. We always also hear the advocacy of de-criminalizing libel. This press council mechanism, if normally availed of by those who have complaints against newspapers, will bring about this desired end -- even before the law is amended. Ultimately, this will all bring us a more responsible , a much livelier and freer press -- a necessary bulwark of our democracy.


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Everything boils down to money THE conflict arising from ownership of the lots in Barangay Calangahan, Lugait, Misamis Oriental started mid-year in 2013. The death of Nixxon Tungao,35 during the bloody confrontation with riot police last December 4 was the Cris Diaz second to have taken place there. The first was on June 5, 2013 when Eulogio Clapano, Jr. 45, died of a heart attack. Clapano reportedly suffered a heart attack when the demolition team cut down more than 300 coconut trees on his claimed lot. Of course, unable to fight back, Clapano simply kept to himself the fit of anger that must have caused his blood to rise up. Another farmer also complained of harassment. Soldedad G. Magallanes said that the demolition team also destroyed her bananas at a time when it fruits were ready for harvest. The calibrated harassment on the settlers in Barangay Calangahan started mid-year in 2013. The Achondoa Agro-Industrial Company claimed ownership of the shoreline lots in Sitio Calipay as part of the company’s total land area there. Some 300 settlers refused to accede saying that the lots that the Achondoa company was claiming were not part of the company’s land area. Well, there is an existing law that shorelines could not be titled and that the shorelines are owned by the government. On the contrary, there is also a law that landowners extend ownership of lots when their land lies abutting the shorelines. Obviously, whichever interpretation is correct, the law has always a loophole. This is the loophole that the Achondoa company fought for to the

frustration of the helpless settlers. Knowing their rights, the settlers filed a case in court arguing that the Achondoa’s lots cover only lots with TCT numbers 1797, 1746, and 1747. The settlers claimed that they were occupying lot numbers TCT 1800, 1796, 1799, 1450 and 1451. However, the Supreme Court reportedly did not side with the settlers’ arguments. The Supreme Court reportedly sustained the Achondoa’s claim of ownership of the lots occupied by the settlers. Consequently, the High Court issued the Writ of Demolition. The municipal sheriff of Lugait Norberto Labis, of Branch 44, served the writ of demolition last Dec. 4. Labis, accompanied by a team of riot police and a demolition team engaged in a bloody confrontation with the settlers in the area. It was when the confrontation between the protagonist went out of hand that Gov. Bambi Emano of Misamis Oriental to the area to settle the dispute. Actually, Emano did not go there to put a stop or hold the serving of the writ of demolition. Emano knows that preventing the serving of the court order would put him in hot water. Bambi was there to appease both parties and assure the settlers of a possible relocation site. What really makes us wonder is the inability of the municipal government of Lugait to settle the issue long time ago. We were also caught with the audacity of the sheriff to serve the demolition order at all cost. Did money play a role in all these hyped? Maybe or maybe not. But it is an accepted norm these days that everything boils down to money. Right? Vice Gov. Joey Pelaez? --[Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@yahoo.com

The world’s biggest enemy WHAT is the world’s biggest enemy that is wreaking havoc on human life in all corners of the world from which God’s salvific act in Jesus is very much needed? In our country, is it corruption? Is the enemy the government? Is it the New People’s Army or its political arm the Communist Party of the Philippines? In Mindanao, is it the secessionist Muslim groups? Is it poverty that undeniably results in hopelessness? Honestly, all of the above are merely symptoms or manifestations of humanity’s biggest enemy. That enemy is humanity’s insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth. This enemy does not have any limit or boundary. It transcends from one race, creed and religion and freely thrives in all continents of the world. Humanity’s insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth is the immediate cause of all of the world’s suffering and misery. It is the sole culprit why this beautiful world instead of becoming more beautiful with the onset of technology and the advancements of science and medicine, it is becoming uglier. And now that it is becoming uglier, humans are now exploring if it be possible for us to live in other parts of the galaxy such as

A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II Mars or the moon. We want to leave this world hoping we can find peace in other parts of the galaxy. But even if we finally discover that either the moon or Mars is habitable for humans, if we still are possessed by our insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth, we will still be in suffering and misery. The biggest problem of humans is their inability to internalize the very reason for their being. Humans are always of the belief that they exist for their own sake. Never did it happen that humans took their existence as something that is for others because to think this way is to negate their very nature that is gripped by greed. When in the process of celebrating Christmas we say it is God’s act of taking the form of a human being in Jesus so he can save the world, what do we mean by that? God, let us understand, took the form of a human being because

of the people’s overwhelming cry for salvation from their misery and suffering brought about by oppression and exploitation. Of course, those who cried for salvation from their life’s condition were those who were forcibly put against their will in a life condition where they don’t experience anything other than suffering and misery. Logically, those who are well-off will never cry for salvation, will never cry for God to change their life’s prosperous and abundant situation to one that is perennially in want and in need. So why are people in suffering and misery? Definitely, no human being will ever dream of living a life that is in suffering and misery. Even the lowliest person in society also dreams of having a prosperous and abundant life. Sadly, however, others, in fact majority of the human race, are put See ENEMY, p.11

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Palace to probe Misuari escape Police draft new measures

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By JANICE M. CAVE

AMBOANGA CITY - The Palace will probe reports that Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding leader and former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Nur Misuari has left the country despite an arrest warrant and a cancelled passport.

Misuari's spokesman, lawyer Emmanuel Fontanilla, said Misuari is in Africa to attend the 40th Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) council.

"Since that is a violation of the cancellation of the passport, we will lo ok into t he circ umstance ng paglabas niya sa bansa (We will look into the circumstances

on how he was able to leave the country)," said Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma Jr. in a media briefing on Tuesday. Misuari and his men are facing rebellion charges for attacking Zamboanga City in September that left hundreds of people dead and millions worth of properties damaged. G ov e r n m e nt f orc e s have been searching for his whereabouts after the Zamboanga City siege. (PNA)

GSIS to disburse P2.1-B Christmas cash gift for pensioners By ALMA L. TINGCANG

PAGADIAN CITY - A total of 238,490 pensioners of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) will receive their annual Christmas cash gift through their eCard accounts by Dec. 10, 2013. In a press statement, GSIS President and General Manager Robert G. Vergara said. “The Board of Trustees and Management of GSIS EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that GLINDA CABEGUIN BORROMEO, who died on January 7, 2011 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of her death left a deposited amount with Philippine National Bank – Cagayan De Oro Branch under Savings Account No. 345-599252-3, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT, made and entered by and among; ROSARIO C. BORROMEO, of legal age, widow, Filipino and a resident of 191 Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City; ROSIE B. MONTES, of legal age, married, U.S. Citizen and a resident of 13710 Firerock Drive, Houston, Texas, herein represented by Dr. Eric C. Borromeo by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney executed on May 26, 2011 in Houston, Texas; LUZ C. BORROMEO, SPC, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of St. Paul University, Dumaguete City and RUPERTO RICO C. BORROMEO, of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident of 191 Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro City; that the abovednamed parties, all of legal age, and the mother and brothers and sisters and sole heirs of GLINDA CABEGUIN BORROMEO. That the parties hereby authorize that the net proceeds of PNB Savings Account No. 345-599253-3 be issued in the name of DR. ERIC C. BORROMEO and he is authorized to acknowledge receipt of the proceeds of the said deposit. As per Doc. No. 113; Page No. 23; Book No. 17; Series of 2013; under Notary public of ATTY. ARNOLD D. BARBA. MDN: DEC. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

realize that our pensioners look forward to receiving their cash gift every year as part of the Christmas season,” adding “the Board wants to release it as soon as possible.” The P2.1 billion allocation for the cash gift, according to PGM Vergara, is 16.7 percent higher than last year’s allocation of P1.8 billion. GSIS Pagadian City branch head Engr. Leoncito S. Manuel said qualified to receive the cash gift are oldage/retirement and disability pensioners who have been receiving their monthly pension for at least five years as of Dec. 15, 2012. Meanwhile, pensioners living abroad and in the Au-

tonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) who are on suspended status at the time of the grant of the Christmas cash gift will be ineligible to receive it, but may still qualify if they activate their status not later than April 30, 2014. Vergara said that pensioners who will receive their cash gift for the first time will be granted an amount equivalent to a month’s pension but not to exceed P10,000. While pensioners who have been previously receiving a cash gift of more than P10,000 will get one month’s pension up to a maximum of P12,600. In addition, pensioners See gsis, page 11

to fight violence in Zamboanga, Pagadian cities ZAMBOANGA CIT Y Police on Tuesday have drawn up new measures to fight criminalities in the troubled cities of Zamboanga and Pagadian in western Mindanao where gun attacks and killings continue unabated. The me asures were drafted from various recommendations following the Regional L aw Enforcement Coordinating Committee Meeting here presided by Chief Superintendent Juanito Vaño, the regional police chief, who is also chairman of the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee. Senior Superintendent Sofronio Elcadre, the acting Zamboanga del Sur police chief, briefed senior police, military and other law enforcement agencies on the current peace and order situation in his area, especially in Pagadian City where “series of shootings, robbery and hold-up and other criminal activities have been reportedly rampant in the area.” Senior Superintendent Dennis Basngi, the Zamboanga City Police officerin-charge, also briefed the participants on the local peace and order situation. The spate of shootings is also rampant in Zamboanga City.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shar’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JOSE S. DIZON AND CATIIERINE N. NICDAO-DIZON,

The Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee Meeting presided by Chief Superintendent Juanito Vaño, the regional police chief, who is also chairman of the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee. (Mindanao Examiner)

Chief Inspector Ariel Huesca, the regional police spokesman, said: “Several measures have been unanimously recommended in order to thwart the unscrupulous individuals or groups from the conduct of their nefarious activities, especially in the cities of Zamboanga and Pagadian.” He said the Regional Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee IX serves as a venue for the coordination of various government law enforcement agencies to ensure unified direction and integration throughout the region in suppression the criminal activities that which disturb the peace and order of the region. “It aims to strengthen the coordination, cooperation, collaboration among law enforcement agencies

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-159

JOSE S. DIZON AND CATHERINE N. NICDAO-DIZON, Petitioners, 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 April 2, 2002 at Pabanlag, Floridablanca, Pampanga, 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 their residents at Doña Maria Subdivision, Tipanoy, 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 ten (10) 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 April 2, 2002 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 December 26, 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, December 3, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Dec. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

AIMEE P. SUAZO, Plaintiff, CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-160 -Versus- FOR: Divorce by FASKH and Support. LEOPOLDO J. CASTRO III Defendant. X----------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is verified complaint tor Divorce by Faskh and support filed by the Plaintiff. Finding the complaint to be sufficient in form and substance, the summons was served to the defendant according to the record, defendant filed a responsive pleading by way of a manifestation thereby raising no objection to the complaint and even joins with the plaintiff in setting for the resolution of the case favorably. WHEREFORE, premises considered, set the hearing of the case on December 26, 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, December 3, 2013. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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of the region and to update the members on the current situation and accomplishments of their respective regional offices, so that measures will be undertaken,” Huesca said without further elaborating. He said the meeting was attended by the regional chiefs of the different law enforcement agencies in the region, including Lieutenant General Rustico Guerrero, chief of the Western Mindanao Command; the Philippine Air Force, National Police Commission, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of the Interior and Local Government, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Administration, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources, Bureau of Immigration, Regional Highway Patrol Unit, Regional Criminal Investigation Detective Group and AntiKidnapping Group. (Mindanao Examiner) NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SULPICIO PALABRICA consisting a parcel of agricultural land containing an area of 49,478 sq. mts. Described as Lot No. 4790-1, Pls-67, Psd- 207749, a prcel of land (Lot 4790-A-Psd-207749 being a portion of Lot 4790, Pls-67, Public Land Subd. Of Rosario Vicinity, LRC Rec. No. F, Patent No. V-119699 situated in Hubang, San Francisco, Agusan del sur is the subject of Extra Judicial Settlement of Intestate Estate of the Deceased Sulpicio Palabrica with Waiver of Rights under the notarial registry of Atty. Generoso S. Sansaet per Doc. No. 344, Page No. 69, Book No. 258, Series of 2013. MDN: Nov. 28, Dec 5 & 12, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga del Sur Municipality of Margosatubig

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Zamboanga del Sur Municipality of Margosatubig

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In compliance with Section R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that AILYN CEGILYN RACHO BANUA has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from CEGILYN to AILYN in the birth certificate of CEGILYN BATAUSA RACHO who was born on October 28, 1971 at Pob. Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are GIL M. RACHO and CECILIA C. BATAUSA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than December 2, 2013.

In compliance with section R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that RIOGEN TEVES BALINGIT has filed with this office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly of her sex/gender from FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of live birth of RIOGEN T. BALINGIT who was born on Feb. 13, 1988 at Poblacin Margosatubig Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are Fertuliano V. Balingit and Filadelfa S. Teves Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition not later than December 2, 2013.

In compliance with section R.A. Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ELIZABETH OMAÑA TANO has filed with this office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly of her sex/gender from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of ELIZABETH MIRO OMAÑA who was born on November 25, 1970 at Tiguian, Poblacion Margosatubig Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are Sedencio Duron Omaña and Juana Ovalo Miro. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition not later than December 2, 2013.

(Sgd.) AMPARO I. OMANIA Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) AMPARO I. OMANIA Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sgd.) AMPARO I. OMANIA Municipal Civil Registrar

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713 HIV-AIDS cases in Davao since 1984 D AVAO CITY — The city has recorded 713 cases of human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/ AIDS) in the past 30 years, according to the National Epidemiology Center of the Department of Health (DOH).

Close to 27 percent or 190 cases occurred from January to September this year, 16 of which were recorded in September. The 16 new patients were all males, according to the data. From January to September 2013, homosexual mo de of t ransmission topped the list with 90 cases. Bisexual mode of transmission came next at 73 cases, with heterosexuals registering 27 cases. For the same period, most of the patients came from the age group 25-34, followed by those coming The figures were based from the age group 15-24. Farmers and activists from Socsksargen areas held a ‘Lakbayan’ or ‘People’s March’ From 1984 to Septemin Digos City, in commemoration of the 65th Human Rights Day as they slam a mining on data from 1984 until company for encroaching on tribal ancestral lands and indigenous peoples’ rights. September 2013, the DOH ber this year, 320 of the (davaotoday.com photo by Earl O. Condeza) said. patients were aged 25-34,

and 287 were aged 15-24. Earlier this month, the DOH said 491 new HIV/ AIDS cases were recorded last October, the highest ever in a month in the country. It said this figure is 66 percent higher than the 295 cases in October 2012. It added that of this figure, 38 were already AIDS at the time of reporting and 461 of the patients were males. Males having sex with other males accounted for 86 of the sexual transmission, the DOH noted. Since 1984 when the HIV/AIDS registry started and until October this ye ar, t he c ou nt r y ha s recorded 15,774 cases. (MindaNews)

DavNor gov recognizes role of info officers in emergencies TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte -- Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo P. del Rosario recognizes the important role that information officers are taking especially during emergency situations. Giving the keynote speech during the recently held 2013 Mindanao Communicators Network Congress and Workshop held in Tagum City, Del Rosario expected information officers to allay people’s fear of the unknown through information. He also presumed them to work ways for local chief executives to communicate with their constituents via

multi-media during emergencies, so LCEs can give assurance of the government’s capacity to manage the situation and to immediately carry out relief operation. He expected information officers to perform such functions, viewing them as “frontliners” of local government units (LGUs) especially during situations “when your LGUs do not have the benefit of time to call for meetings and discuss policies in the middle of emergencies.” Del Rosario engaged government information officers to emergency situations as he carried his

discussion towards greater public awareness and understanding on climate change and disaster preparedness. He observed that such pressing concerns also “redefined” the functions of information officers in the same way these had done with LGU executives who started to elevate policy decision-making to the fields of science and of research. Del Rosario revealed his issuance of Executive Order No. 19 series of 2013, reorganizing the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction

and Management Council which integrated the National Climate Change Adaptation “key result areas of the Climate Change Commission.” He said the Council had approved in a meeting in November, 2013 the creation of Climate Change Academy which would grant a research fund for a study on the effects of climate change in local ecosystem from “reefs to ridges.” “These research outputs shall hopefully inspire policies to be enacted by our Sangguniang Panlalawigan, for our execution,” he said.

Del Rosario also revealed his initiative to launch the Oplan ANDAM or Advocacy on Natural Disaster Awareness and Management designed, among other objectives, to introduce simple technologies “adaptive to the changing climate, and reduces the risks to natural catastrophes.” The provincial governor placed particular concerns on climate change adaptation and disaster risk management as he noted the Philippines, among other poor island-nations, to have become more vulnerable to

natural disaster as a result of climate change. Whi le t he nat iona l government advances the disaster risk reduction management at the local level , Del Rosario noted that LGUs have yet to fully mainstream climate change adaptation in their local agenda. “As governor, we take it our moral responsibility to reverse climate change, through little ways that could change the way people think about the phenomenon,” he said. (PIA XI/ Jeanevive Duron-Abangan)

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Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are already shooting their new romantic-comedy movie set to be released early next year. In an interview with the two stars during the ABS-CBN’s Kwento ng Pag-Asa at Pagbangon event at Villamor Airbase last Saturday, December 7, both shared their excitement about their upcoming film. “Kakaiba siya dahil ibang istorya, ibang characters at siyempre iba ‘yung aabangan nilang mga surprises. Siyempre iba ngayon, ibang story, ibang energy, so sa lahat ng nag-enjoy sa

Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo, this is something different and something to look forward to,” Xian said. Kim added that their new film is more family-centered. “Siyempre hindi mawawala don ang pagi-enjoy nila sa movie kasi parang ang sayasaya, nakakagaan ng loob. Ito mas masaya ito, mas may puso about family,” she said. She also shared that they are having a great time shooting the movie, saying, “Masaya and para lang kaming naglalaro sa set and I hope ‘yung energy namin sa set ay madala

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namin sa pelikula.” With the many successes that their love team has achieved this year, Kim remarked that she’s truly grateful to God and to all their supporters. “Happy and thankful kay God kasi sa lahat ng opportunities na ibinigay sa amin sinusuportahan kami ng mga tao. At of course thankful kami sa mga fans kasi para sa amin kasi kung hindi dahil sa kanila hindi kamin magiging successful,” she stated. Kim said that they both appreciate the effort and the push.abs-cbn.com commitment of their fans.

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“Siyempre sobrang thankful kasi sa dami ng projects namin, movie, taping, mall shows, nandon talaga sila so ‘yun part sila ng career namin so sana mas dumami pa sila.” As Christmas is fast approaching, both are paying it forward through helping their charities and continually extending a hand to the typhoon victims. “Para sa amin meron kaming mga charity events and we give back to the community, sa mga places na naapektuhan ng typhoon Yolanda,” Xian relayed.

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GSIS... from page 8

who resumed their regular monthly pensions after December 2012 (or the fiveyear guaranteed period) will receive an amount equivalent to a month’s pension up to a maximum of P10,000. However, certain pensioners will be ineligible to receive the cash gift. These include survivorship and dependent pensioners, retirees who received in advance their guaranteed pensions in the form of lump sum and who will be receiving their regular monthly pensions after Dec. 31, 2013, and new retirees from 2009 to 2013 who will be entitled to the Christmas cash gift five years after their retirement date. Pensioners who will activate their status by April 30, 2014 will receive their cash gift not later than May 31, 2014. For questions on the grant of cash gift, pensioners may call the GSIS contact center at 847.4747. (FPG/ GSIS PR/PIA9/alt)

Dead... from page 1

has been raising issues regarding the row between two groups contesting control of the Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco). Butalid, aged 42, has been in the broadcast industry since his college days as a working scholar for DXDN. He is currently a kagawad (councilor) of Barangay Mankilam. Butalid is the third journalist killed in the country in the past three weeks, all in Mindanao, following Joas Dignos in Valencia, Bukidnon on November 29 and Michael Milo in Surigao City on December 9. (Mart D. Sambalud, davaotoday. com)

Induction... from page 1

Fr. Eric Valandria and Lordilie Enjambre. Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vice President Annie Ty administered the oath to the new officers of the Oro Chamber. President Uy said the Oro Chamber has accomplished a lot this year and his job next year is just to capitalize on what it has achieved in promoting business and investments here in Cagayan de Oro, including

Northern Mindanao and even the entire island of Mindanao. Uy vows to lead the Oro Chamber as the ultimate voice in business in Northern Mindanao – pushing for policy reform and for government to fund programs and projects supportive to its vision of becoming Mindanao’s gateway cum industrial and trade hub.

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in a situation where all that they have in life is suffering and misery. How? It is because of the insatiable greed for power, fame and wealth of the few. I mentioned here yesterday if it is just and righteous for Meralco, for example, to charge additional P4 per kilowatt hour consumed by their customers starting this month but declare to all and sundry they are expecting to rake in P17 billion net profit for the year? Certainly not! But why is this power distribution firm in Metro Manila and its neighboring areas collecting more charges while protecting its billions of pesos net profit at the same time? This is because of greed, the insatiable greed of its owners. And they are pushing their greed to the hilt even if it means inflicting more suffering and misery to its customers. Remember that greed does not have a heart nor does it have a conscience. When one becomes greedy it means one has become heartless and without any conscience. How can one amass P17 billion in net profits earned by inflicting pain and causing agony on others? This, of course, can only be done by a heartless and conscienceless human being. This is what makes greed a sin. In fact, greed is the concrete manifestation of what sin is. Sin is the alienation of humans from their creator logically resulting in their alienation from their fellow human beings. Greed will never make the greedy think or consider others as neighbor that ought to be loved and cared for. Greed makes the greedy look at others as somebody that ought to be oppressed and exploited so that his greed can be satisfied by him. The world is in a state of chaos and anarchy not because of people like the

late Osama Bin Laden. It is in a state of devastation because of people whose insatiable greed could not find any satisfaction. Why would, for example, mall owners continue building more malls or expanding their existing ones if they have the heart for other small and medium-sized retailers who are pushed to extinction by their operations? Greed, we should understand, is in every person’s heart. All could be likened to a thief waiting in the dark when to pounce on his victim. While it is not easy to conquer greed, it is at the same time the easiest to conquer because you would not need an army to do it. Simply make that commitment to temper your greed and thus stop patronizing the institutions whose only reason for being is to satisfy their insatiable greed such as the malls where one can find an endless supply of material things that its manufacturer wants each of us to crave for. This is the salvation God in Jesus is offering to all of us. It is the power to temper, if not resist our own greed by being a person for others. ---(Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme. blogspot.com)

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Caraga,1. The NDRRMC also said 27,002 people were injured while 1,779 remain missing. At least 2,581,677 families or 12,191,201 individuals were affected in 12,122 villages in 44 provinces, displacing 869,730 families or 3,980,148 people. Of those displaced, 21,657 families or 93,890 individuals are still staying in 386 evacuation centers. D am a ge c au s e d by Yolanda was increased to P35.547 billion, including P18.226 billion in infrastructure and P17.321 billion in agriculture. The NDRRMC said the number of destroyed houses has reached 1,192,091 including 593,785 totally destroyed and 598,306 damaged. It added that total cost of government assistance for the affected families has reached P1.068 billion. The DSWD has allo-

cated 773 million; local government units (LGUs), P116 million; Department of Health (DOH), P121 million; and non-governmental organizations/other government organizations, P56 million. Meanwhile, the NDRRMC said 35,381 people, 1,351 vehicles, 118 seacrafts, 163 aircraft and 28,361 other assets/equipment from the national and local agencies have been deployed to strategic areas to expedite response and medical operations. philippine news agency

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protection from diseases. The residents thanked the governor for the health mission saying they did not need to go a medical clinic or hospital or buy medicines since she brought with her prescription drugs for coughs, colds and fever and medications for senior citizens including consultation for free. With Amante-Matba during the activity were, Provincial Board Member Danny Moran, Jabonga Mayor Jasmin Monton, ViceMayor Glicerio Monton, Jr., Dr. Roberto Blacano, Dr. Pio Bagaluyos, Dr. Eva Gacuma, Dr. Eva Prima Malbas, Dr. Marilou Talan, health workers, municipal and barangay officials. Report sourced from Mary Cheryl S. Monoy of Agnor Bulletin

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19.7 percent and population poverty incidence of 25.2 percent in 2012 from family poverty incidence of around 20 percent and population poverty incidence of around 25 percent in 2003. The number of poor families has correspondingly grown by about 922,000 from 2003 to 4.2 million in 2012 and the number of poor Filipinos has increased by about 3.9 million to reach 23.7 million. Using an extremely low poverty line of just some Php52 per day for a person’s need for food, clothing, shelter, health, education and other basic needs, the recent poverty figures still underestimate the number of poor, said the Ibon. Growth also did not reduce poverty because job generation has been

weakened by liberalization policies that have caused domestic agriculture and manufacturing to fall to their smallest share of the economy since at least the 1950s. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew by an average of 5.2 percent in 2003-2012 compared to the 3.6 percent average over the period 1993-2002 and the 2.3 percent average in 1983-1992. The real unemployment rate however has stayed in the 10.5-11.1 percent range in the period 2006-2012 which is consistent with the basically unchanged official poverty incidence of between 25.2-26.6 percent over the same period. The unemployment rate seeks to correct for the change in methodology in 2005 for comparability with previous years. The statistically unchanged poverty between 2006 and 2012 despite some Php 76.1 billion spent on CCTs also confirms that the multi-billion program is not reducing poverty. The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) increased from being a Php50 million program with 4,600 CCT beneficiaries in 2006 to a Php39.5 billion program with 3.0 million beneficiaries in 2012. It said the CCTs are a short-term emergency relief measure at best and it is wrong to consider this a “cornerstone [in] the fight against poverty” as the government has declared. The poverty situation will not change if the economy is not creating enough jobs for its citizens. Among the most important policy shifts needed is towards developing genuinely Filipino manufacturing and agriculture with increasing local value-added by Filipino producers rather

than enclave production by foreign investors. This cannot happen with the failed globalization policies implemented over the last three decades. Growth is vital to create jobs and for development but the kind of growth matters – and chronically foreign investment-driven growth will only result in more of the same joblessness and underdevelopment, the group said. source: ibon.org

Dads okay grant of PEI to city hall workers C AG AYA N d e O r o City––Cagayan de Oro City Hall workers have something to look forward to before Christmas. The City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas during its regular session on Monday, Dec e mb e r 9 , pre s i d e d over by Councilor Ramon G. Tabor enacted Ordinance No. 12697 granting Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) to City Hall officials and employees equivalent to their one month salaries. Legislators also approved an ordinance reverting so much amount from the continuing appropriation of prior years to be made available for the purpose. Also enacted was Ordinance No. 12699 granting P8,000 each incentives for Job Order employees of City Hall. (CdeOSP/PIA)

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that ROWENA SIBLERO DELFIN has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in her GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of GRETEL SIBLERO DELPIN who was Born on DECEMBER 17, 1996 at San Carlos, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are JERRY JAVIER DELPIN and ROWENA CUAVIN SIBLERO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________. (Sign) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Dec. 12 & 19, 2013

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that HONEY LORD ESCONDE CAÑETE has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of HONEY LORD ESCONDE CAÑETE who was Born on FEBRUARY 10, 1990 at Poblacion, Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are MIGUEL C. CAÑETE and NORMA P. ESCONDE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that SETH FORIOL MAGLASANG has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of SETH FORIOL MAGLASANG who was Born on SEPTEMBER 13, 1992 at Km. 9, Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are PABLO C. MAGLASANG and CONSTANCIA B. FORIOL. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that MARJORIE GUILAN APIAG has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in her GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAJORIE ARIAS GUILAN who was Born on OCTOBER 6, 1986 at Buenasuere, Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are BENIGNO I. GUILAN and REBECCA O. ARIAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________.

(Sign) JOCELYN C. WALON Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sign) JOCELYN C. WALON Municipal Civil Registrar

(Sign) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar

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