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Political conventions start Sept 12 till Sept 30

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan De Oro declaration to run for Mayor in 2016 has set the mayoral race here into one of the most exciting local polls to come.

By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

See FULL STORY, page A11

Moreno: ‘It is his right and we must respect it’ By MARK FRANCISCO Staffmember

“IT is his right and we must respect it.” Flashing his signature smile, this was the terse and crisp reaction of Mayor Oscar Moreno on the decision of his erstwhile ally Rep. Rufus Rodriguez to challenge his mayoral post in 2016 when pressed by this writer Monday afternoon. Facing the mandatory end of three terms, Rodriguez had declared earlier to run for Cagayan de Oro City mayorship under the banner of the party he founded in 2010, the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), without mentioning any of the two contenders. But in the last month, both Moreno and former mayor Vicente Emano had declared they would run for the same post next year. See respect, page A11

THE NEW POLITICAL TEAM? Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, declares that he is running for Mayor of Cagayan De Oro City in 2016 under the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP) Sunday . Cong. Rufus is flanked by supporters and figures look familiar like City Councilors Bong Lao, extreme left, Roger Abaday, and Eric Salcedo who are identified as allies of Mayor Oscar Moreno. Party List Rep. Maxie Rodriguez, Jr. of Abante Mindanao is at extreme right. Photo supplied

MISAMIS Oriental––The holding of political conventions elsewhere in the country officially started last September 12, 2015 and would end on Sept. 30, 2015, the Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) announced Monday. Carlito Ravelo, See start, page A11

Two Masonic districts hold blood drive By MARK FRANCISCO Staffmember

The members of Masonic District RX-A under VW Ramil Acol (fourth from right, front row), Masonic District RX-B under VW Erwin Pio Bollozos (third from right, front row) and Macajalar Lodge No. 184 led by MW Peter Lim Lo Suy, PGM (fifth from right, front row) and present WM Ricardo Rotoras, MUST president (sixth from right, front row), pose with Mindanao University of Science and Technology students donating blood during a blood donation drive, blood type profiling and free medical checkup activity yesterday at MUST Gym. PHOTO COURTESY OF ARIEL AMENE

The Masonic Districts RX-A and RX-B led by VW Ramil Acol and VW Erwin Pio Bollozos together with MW Peter Lim Lo Suy, PGM, of Macajalar Lodge No. 184 led by incumbent Worshipful Master Ricardo Rotoras, MUST president, spearheaded a blood donation and blood type profiling drives at Mindanao Uni-

versity of Science and Technology (MUST) Gym yesterday. According to Rotoras, he initiated the twin drives as part of his commitment as a member of the Oro Blood Council. Although there were only less than a hundred college students who donated their blood in the half-day activity, more than 3,000 students See drive, page A11

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Dads discuss proposed MOA for ATM machine at City Hall THE proposed ordinance authorizing the Mayors Oscar Moreno to sign and enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) covering the installation of an ATM facility within the City Hall premises will be tackled again by the City Council headed by Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas after the details of the MOA are provided. The matter was included in the agenda of the City Council during its 100th regular session last week.

However, it was noted that there are items in the proposed MOA that have to be completed such as the location of the ATM machine. Councilor Nadya Emano-Elipe said the blanks in the MOA should first be filled before the legislative body can act on it. It may be recalled that Councilor Ramon Tabor, chair of the committee on laws and rules, earlier requested the City Legal Office to review the proposed legislation. According to the legal

office, the MOA appears to be substantially in legal order. However, it was recommended that a portion of the MOA be filled up in order to make Cagayan de Oro City the venue for Arbitration. In view of this, the matter was referred back to the requesting party with the request that the blanks in the MOA be filled out for the appreciation and approval of the legislative body. Pursuant to the proposed MOA, DBP shall shoulder the cost of the

BOOK DISTRIBUTION IN SAMPATULOG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ continues to distribute assorted books to various schools in the Province to promote the Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s advocacy, the “A Happy MisOr Reading and Writing Habit Program”. One of the latest recipients of high quality and hardbound books is the Sampatulog Elementary School in Alubijid, Misamis Oriental. Present during the simple turn-over ceremony were the Barangay Council headed by DIOSDADO A. DADANG, school’s faculty and staff headed by MS. MARY ANN C. MAGDALE and GPTA Officers. photo provided

ATM units, renovation of the designated area, and others. Meanwhile, it shall be

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and urges the States to ‘review and update’ national regulations in relation to their passenger ferries and to apply the guidelines in order to ‘address the unacceptable loss of life and damage to the environment and property due to marine casualties and incidents involving such vessels. Among those presented during the consultation in Cagayan de Oro, were the proposed MARINA Memo Circulars on Maritime Safety and other related regulations: Conduct of Examination, Issuance of Certificate of Marine Profession (CMP) and Licenses to Seafarers below 500 GT or with Engine Propulsion Power below 750kW; Mandatory Passenger Insurance Coverage; Monetary Assistance to Survivors of Maritime Accidents, Incidents and other Relevant Concerns; Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing in the Domestic Shipping; and Requirements of Life Saving Appliances under Chapter IX of the Philippine Merchant Marine Rules and Regulations (PMMRR 1997). Likewise, on the Survey, Assignment of Maximum Load line Marking and Certification of Philippine Registered Motor Boat with

and without Outriggers Carrying Passengers; Progressive Gradual Phase-out of Wooden-Hull Ships in the Domestic Trade; Construction, Conversion, Alteration and Modification of Philippine Registered Domestic Ships; Implement a Safety Management System for Domestic Shipping; Registration of Boat Builders/ Repairers; Subdivision and Damage Stability Requirements for Philippine Registered Domestic Ships; Shipboard Training for Deck and Engine Cadets; Issuance/Renewal of Coastwise Licenses (CWL), Bay and River Licenses (BRL) and Motor Yacht License (MYL). Meanwhile, the ‘Manila Statement’ highlighted that the safety of domestic ferries is the ‘shared responsibility’ between and among Governments, local authorities, ship owners, ship managers, ship operators, shipboard personnel, maritime education and training institutions, classification societies and organizations which governments authorize to ‘survey and certify’ domestic ferries for compliance with the applicable laws, regulations and rules, insurance providers, ports authorities, port terminal owners and operators, and the public

MARINA advances safety measures in maritime industry CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) spearheaded nationwide public consultations on the Proposed MARINA Circulars on Safe Operations of Domestic Ships. This is relative to the Fact-Finding and Scoping Report of the International Organization (IMO) on the maritime safety of the Philippines, said Atty. Bashirudin U. Adil, Director for Maritime Safety Services (MSS) of MARINA, during the last leg of the consultation held in Cagayan de Oro, September 11. He said during the IMO Conference on the ‘enhancement of safety of ships carrying passengers on noninternational voyages’ held in Manila, the Conference has adopted guidelines to aid the process of reducing the number of accidents involving coastal and domestic passenger vessels. The Conference issued the ‘Manila Statement,’ which are actually guidelines IMO adopted for the safe operations of such vessels. This refers to the Conference’s acknowledgment of the ‘urgent need’ to enhance the safety of ships in certain parts of the world

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Will Moreno sings again? I was laughing no end of a news report about a couple caught having sex inside the plane’s toilet while on a commercial flight from Paris to Sweden. The flight crew did not say anything about the incident until the plane landed safely two hours later into the flight. “Congratulation to the couple who made it through the plane’s toilet,” burst the plane’s loud speaker from the flight attendant. Although the names of the couple were not mentioned, the passengers reportedly burst into laughter. The passengers, instead, welcomed the couple to the “Mile High Club,” an imaginary organization of perverts who venture into a sexual escapade in the skies. The airline crew did not call the police because the couple’s action did not compromise the safety of the passengers. This is where I laughed out loud (LOL) because I could imagine how would it be had the “sexcapade” took place in one of the commercial flights here.

Had the incident happened here, the flight attendant would probably expose and ridicule the couple. What does one expect of a country whose people are jealous and have the penchant to nitpick? ******000000000******* By the way, as I write this article, somebody texted that Rufus Rodriguez is running for Mayor in Cagayan De Oro City in 2016. We already wrote about these possibilities. Now, with the announcement, it would be one of the most exciting election contests in Cagayan De Oro City. A friend said that it would be a clashed of the “Titans,” referring to “Dongkoy” Emano as Rodriguez major political adversary. Rodriguez would be running under the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), a political party created in 2010. Rodriguez heads the CDP. The buzz in the political corner could be heard on whether the CDP would ally with the administration’s Liberal Party or with the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

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This is another topic, which we might discuss in the coming days. Wait, what about incumbent City Mayor Oscar Moreno? Well, I want to disabuse the opinion of others, but many have called in to say that Moreno is now out of the mayoral contest in Cagayan De Oro City. In other words, nobody is talking about Moreno anymore as a “winnable” mayoral bet. I don’t have any idea about that idea. However, if the Liberal Party (LP) will not abandon Moreno, which everyone believed that Moreno will petition his cause before the LP,

the incumbent Mayor will still have a chance to fight against the “Titans.” I am amused with what other people say about Moreno’s political demise in 2016. I could only remember that Moreno used to croon his favorite ballads every election time. Moreno simply ends singing during the last day of the campaign period. Somebody said that Moreno’s singing treats are cryptic message that the election result is already a “done deal.” Whatever that means, the mayoral election in 2016 would prove that the observation is right. Of course, Moreno’s singing messages would take place for the third time in 2016 if he knows that his winning is already certain. The first in 2004: Amid an insurmountable gubernatorial contest against then Misamis Oriental Gov. Antonio P. Calingin, Moreno simply sang his victory ahead of the result of the election then. Calingin believed he won the 2004 elections. The second was in 2013 See diaz, page A11

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trary, the throne obtained by cheating, will always face a big problem during the leadership administration. In choosing a leader, especially the leader of a nation, then the wisdom and honesty should be appreciated. When fraud and dishonesty exist, whatever the outcome, if used by the candidates for struggling to be chosen a leader of a nation, will always find a lot of obstacles. Only anyone who has experienced the leadership gained by bad and black campaign could explain the difficulties during their leadership administration in a country. It is only in their heart and their own honesty. Black campaign often happens everywhere. Therefore, people need to be educated in order they can be

open minded. They need to be made aware of the effect of cheating on the failure in nation development. Cheating and dishonesty in reaching the throne can never create good nation history. This trick will never create prosperous nation. Black campaign can also happen in any organization among the members of that organization. So, never merely think that black campaign can only happen in a nation or a countrywide leader candidacy. Whatever name and type of organization is, black campaign can even occur when the organization is in the process of leadership candidacy campaign for selection. The grapevines are busy “chatting” about their own ideal candidate, and trying to have promoted the good sides for their ideal one but the negative sides of the opponents. There are two types of hindering the candidates for selection. One strategy can be through the administration of selection process. This can include the requirements that must be fulfilled by the candidates. Through “this black strategy,” a candidate can be made to have failed in

being unable to meet the requirements. In this case, it is called a systematic strategy. It sounds legal but when being scrutinized, it can be obviously a black strategy. So, there must be one or more requirements that can hinder the candidate. This can be related to the weakness (es) of the candidate, being scrutinized to exist. And, this is eventually publicized countrywide. The second strategy is by spreading bad news. The news tends to be on the bad sides of a candidate. This is really bad strategy, and therefore, it can also lead to the candidate to be kicked off. The best way to tackle all of the above black campaign is by making the people aware long before the time of political campaign. Word of mouth (WoM) is the key success to tackle all those negative strategies. Black campaign is common and the technological equipment is effective being used to do so. Social media can be one of the “best ways” to do a black campaign. But, the more the nation gets educated, the more difficult they are instilled with such negative sides without evidence. See djuwari, page A11

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God desires more for you, and the fruit of your efforts should be good. What does bad fruit look like? One example is taking advantage of the poor. Conversely, good fruit can be seen when We all know what a bad piece of fruit you display integrity, especially when looks like. It’s unappetizing and mushy. no one is looking. Do your fruits get It gets picked over at the grocery store. picked over because they are bad?


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C AG AYA N d e O ro City––Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of Cagayan De Oro declaration to run for Mayor in 2016 has set the mayoral race here into one of the most exciting local polls to

come.

With Rodriguez in the fray, it would become a three-cornered fight for the hotly contested mayoral post in this trading hub of Northern Mindanao. The other mayoral candidates are the incumbent City Mayor Oscar Moreno of the Liberal Party and the former city Mayor “Dongkoy” Emano, of the opposition Padayon Pilipino political party.

Rodriguez would be running under the Centrist Democratic Party (CDP), a political party organized in 2010 and gained accreditation by the Commissions on Elections (COMELEC) in 2012. Elected Congressman in the city’s second congressional district in 2007, Rodriguez would end his term in Congress in 2016 after completing a three-year term with a tenure of three years

MAN OF SUBSTANCE. Villanueva town Mayor Julio Uy of Misamis Oriental receives an award from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region 10 for passing the 2015 Seal of Good Governance during an awarding rites recently held at the Mall berry Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. From left, Mr. Norman Ricacho, Villanueva town administrator; Mrs. Josefina Raypon, Villanueva municipal local government operation officer; Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy; Villanueva town Mayor Julio T. Uy (third from left); Mr. Edwin Dagasuhan, Villanueva town vice mayor; Regional Director Nilo Castañarez; and Batangas third district Rep. Nelson Collantes also of the DILG-Manila representing Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas. Photo supplied

Fake journalist in ‘hot water’ for ‘crashing’ HR conference CAGAYAN de Oro City––An armed police officer who masquerades as a journalist would face charges for “crashing” an exclusive human rights conference here, a human rights activist said Monday. Fr. Christopher Ablon, the spokesperson of “Barug Katungod Mindanao” (Mindanao Stand for Human Rights), said that members of the Mindanao wide human rights group noticed the police officer who acted suspiciously while the conference was going on. The human rights group held an exclusive conference over the weekend starting Friday to

assess reports about alleged human rights abuses in many parts of Mindanao involving the indigenous people (IP), Ablon said. He said that Senior Police Officer 3 Rolando L. Gomonit, Sr. pretended to be a member of the local press to be able to get information about the names of the organizers and delegates of the conference. He said that the participants called the police for assistance after noticing that Gomonit was armed. Responding police seized the fully loaded .45 Caliber pistols of Gomonit, two loaded magazines, and the cellular

phone with camera. The cellphone of the Gomonit has the pictures of the participants, the plate numbers of the vehicles used by the delegates, and names of the participants, Ablon said. Ablon said that Gomonit reportedly followed one of the delegates in entering the exclusive conference and introduced himself as members of the local media in order to gain entry. Ablon said that human rights lawyers are now preparing charges against Gomonit who is presently detained at the local police headquarters here. MARK FRANCISCO/ERCEL MAANDIG

every term or after serving in Congress for nine consecutive years. As a congressman, Rodriguez brought in various projects worth billions of pesos (during the term of Aquino Rodriguez brought infrastructure projects amounting of about Php 8 billion), setting a record as the city’s congressman who brought in as many projects compared to any elected congressman before him.

During his declaration, Rodriguez called on the Cagayanons to unite behind the CDP. “Let us do away with politicking, let us unite for the sake of progress and development,” he said. He said that his administration would focus on resolving various social issues involving drugs and criminalities that have besmirched the image of Cagayan De Oro as a trading hub in Northern Mindanao.


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tember 2014 until September 2018. In an interview Friday at the SMX Convention Center Davao, Thelonioius S. Trimmel, chief of party for MINPACT of ACDI/ VOCA, said at least 10,600 farmers are seen to benefit from this new program that is expected to receive $8 million the from US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Around 600 value chain actors composed of providers, traders and financial institutions will also be tapped, he said. “We are working fullvalue chain, focusing on production, establishment

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partner cooperatives or associations. “With the MOU, we identified what types of activities that we’re gonna be working on,” he said. The training program includes strengthening their capacity as well as beefing up their knowledge on the opportunities for cacao, coffee, and coconut. The NGO will also extend between $1 million to $2 million worth of grants to farmers for the procurement of equipment and the implementation of some services. “In this case, initial grants will be focused on establishing nurseries and beneficiary organizations, purchase of equipment and farming materials for the establishment of those

nurseries,” Trimmel said. He said they are eyeing to increase the production of coconut, cacao, and coffee before they will put up more processing facilities. He added some of the processing facilities established under previous programs such as Success Alliance and CoCopal Project are underutilized for lack of production. “Biggest issue facing the three commodities is the demand outstretches the supply, there’s not enough supply of coconut, cacao and coffee. We need to plant more all of those tree commodities and ensure good quality, good processing, and good management,” Trimmel said. Among the production

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DAR holds strategic planning workshop for AgSur coops BID to set up an office in Tandag City, SurSur TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur--The transfer of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) provincial office to this city is now underway. Ibrahim Lim, alien control officer (ACO), told state media that negotiation for an office space at the VTP Building along Capitol Rd., Telaje, here, has already been done, adding that the signing of contract for that matter could be anytime soon. The BID provincial chief explained that the immigra-

tion office is not new in the province since it has been operating in Bislig City long ago; in effect, the move is just going to be a location transfer from its old address to the capital city. Once operational, citing the month of October or November, transactions in regard to all immigration concerns will be undertaken in their new office here, Lim added. Lim bared that he made a courtesy call on Governor Johnny Pimentel on September 11.

As a gesture of appreciation, the governor assured him that all offices in the province, including media, would be duly informed of such welcome development, he remarked. (Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur) M i n d a n ao D a ily TA R PS - S TIC K E RS - N E W S

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PROSPERIDAD, Agusan del Sur -- Four major cooperatives in Agusan del Sur recently attended a three-day strategic planning workshop conducted by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Provincial Office in order to assist coop leaders develop understanding regarding the importance of a well-planned strategic plan believed to help improve their leading and managing skills for a productive cooperatives. The strategic planning workshop was held at the Agusan del Sur Savers Multi-purpose Cooperative (ASSAMCO) participated by the representatives and coop leaders from Tudela Damsite Tribal Development Cooperative (TUDATRIDEVCO) of Trento, Panagangan Women Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PWMPC) of La Paz, Sto.

R.A. Form No. 101 (LCRO)

NOTICE

Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that LORNA B. TALAM has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name docketed as CFN-2258-2015 from “FEBIE” to “MOONYEN”in the Certificate of Live Birth of FEBIE BATULAN TALAM who was born on February 24, 1990 at Davao City and whose parents are NELSON T. TALAM and LORNA U. BATULAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than October 5, 2015. Issued on 11th day of September, 2015 at Davao City, Philippines.

(Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 15 & 22, 2015

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

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PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that JUDITH N. YAÑEZ has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUSHUA NAFARRETE YAÑEZ who was born on FEBRUARY 27, 2002 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EDWIN FERNANDEZ YAÑEZ and JUDITH SANTUA NAFARRETE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than SEPTEMBER 17, 2015. (Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registra MDN: Sept 8 & 15, 2015

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF STATE WITH CONFIRMATION OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late IRENE LUANSING SR., who died intestate of Ozamiz City ________ without any will; “PARCEL 1, Lot No. 22, Block 2, of the subd. Plan, Psd-199891, being a portion of Lot 953, situated in San Antonio, Ozamiz City; containing an area of 210 square meters, more or less; covered by Transfer Certificate to Title No. T-5064” Under TD No. 12-042563. “PARCEL 2, Lot No. 24, Block 2, of the subd. Plan, Psd199891, being a portion of Lot 953, situated in San Antonio, Ozamiz City; containing an area of 210 square meters, more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-5066.” Under TD No. 12-042564, are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF STATE WITH CONFIRMATION OF SALE. Under Notary public of ATTY. PRISCILLA TAPANG HERNENDES; as per Doc. No. 320; Book No. 64; Page No. 11; Series of 2014. MDN: SEPT. 1, 8 & 15, 2015

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

Date: September 7, 2015

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that ADRIAN CAESAR MANIGO RELAMPAGOS has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s date of birth from “28 JULY 1986” to “11 JULY 1986” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ADRIAN CAESAR MANIGO RELAMPAGOS at Davao City and whose parent is LILIBETH Y. MANIGO and WATERLOO B. RELAMPAGOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than SEPTEMBER 25, 2015.

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Notice is hereby given that parcel of Land identified as Lot No. 1354, embraced by Oct No. 4264, covered under Tax Declaration No. 03000005137, w/ an area of 413 Sq. Meters, Located at Hubangon, Mahinog, Camiguin, in the name of the Late ARSENIA ODCHIGUE, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT (AMONG HEIRS) W/ ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION OF THE AFOREMENTIONED PARCEL OF LAND, executed by Heirs/Vendors w/ Sold portion. Containing an area of 249 square meters in favor of SARAH G. SMITH, under the Notarial Registry of ATTY. ANIANO S. PADERANGA, per Doc. No. 42; Page No. 8; Book No. 58; Series of 2015. MDN: SEPT. 8, 15, & 22, 2015

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Tomas ARB farmers MPC (STARTBFAMPCO) of Loreto and the Bong ARB Multi-Purpose Cooperative (BARBMPC) of Bunawan. The workshop was facilitated by DAR - Program Beneficiaries Development Division (Social Infrastructure and Local Capability Building or SILCAB) aimed to help cooperatives develop strategic plans that are real-

istic and attainable, to help them acknowledge their strength, address weaknesses, pursue opportunities and recognize potential threats that could affect coop development. As leaders of their respective cooperatives, DAR Agusan del Sur looks forward that they should be efficient in their duties and responsibilities thus in return helping their agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARB) members. (Cyrene Tajonera, DAR-Surigao del Sur/PIA-Agusan del Sur)

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ROSITA S. APLACA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CRISTY REY SACOSO APLACA who was born on JULY 14, 1988 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROSENDO LABIS APLACA and ROSITA MARQUISO SACOSO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than SEPTEMBER 17, 2015.

(Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar

(Sgd) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registra

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that MADEL CAIREL APUGAN has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE’’ to “FEMALE” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 90-2687 who was bom on 14 OCTOBER 1990 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are ANDRESA S. CAIREL and PRESCILO C. APUGAN, JR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than _______.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that VENCYL LUPOY GUZMANA has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 85-2,176 who was born on 27 JULY 1985 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are VIOLETA LUPOY and ANTONIO GUZMANA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than _______.

(SGD.) ATTY.MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD City Civil Registrar

(SGD.) ATTY.MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD City Civil Registrar

MDN: Sept 8 & 15, 2015

MDN: Sept 8 & 15, 2015


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RUSTAN’S Supermarket’s Goodness Gang is making a comeback with new members of the Superfoodz family, and they’re hitting the shelves as heroes of healthy eating and good nutrition. The eight new heroes of the healthy eating and good nutrition are Max, the mushroom; Alex, the apple; Pippa, the pepper; Patrick, the pea; Fiona, the fig; Billy, the blueberry; Olivia, the orange; and Thomas, the tomato. The old members of the Goodness Gang family are Banana, Strawberry, Broccoli, Garlic, Carrot, Cherry, Pear, and Aubergine. To start collecting, every P300 worth of grocery will entitle Rustan’s customer “one sticker.” Customers have 3 options to collect the Good-

ness Gang Superfoodz Toys. First, collect 50 stickers and exchange it for any of the characters of the superfoodz family for FREE. We also have a so called Fast Track, collect 25 stickers + P299 = 1 Goodness Gang of his or her choice Lastly, you can have the Goodness Gang toys at the price of P999 each. The promo started last September 1 and will end on November 31, 2015. Hurry, shop at Rustan’s Supermarket at Centrio Mall Ayala-Cagayan de Oro City now.

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New rice: more grains, less gas A “ NEW genetically modified rice plant increases grains while it reduces the emissions of methane, a major greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.

Called SUBSIDA2, the new rice was developed by an international team of scientists at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences who borrowed a single gene from barley and make the rice produce less methane and yield 43 percent more grain per plant. The only difference between the new rice and CABBAGE GIRL. A girl looks bored as she keeps watch of cabbage for sale at the conventional rice is that the public market in Malaybalay City on Saturday (September 12, 2015). single gene from barley. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno Before SUSIBA2, despite

Armm shells out P48m for El Niño

proposed strategies to increase rice productivity and reduce methane emissions, no rice that is high in starch but low in methane emis-

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US-based NGO wants to help farmers in M’nao By Antonio L. Colina IV of MindaNews

MARAWI City––To alleviate the drastic effect expected from El Niño, the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAFARMM) is pushing for a mitigation plan that would entail expenses estimated at P48 million. Farm production and livestock have been affected Limestone Gatherers. Maranao residents in the upper parts of Barangay Kiwalan in because of an ongoing dry Iligan City gather limestone by a mountainside Friday morning (11 September 2015). They spell that may then manually break these into smaller pieces to be sold as raw materials for a nearby ceSee shells, page A11

...no rice that is high in starch but low in methane emission has been developed.’

sion has been developed. The new rice, which is still under development, has yet to undergo additional tests and field trials before it finally becomes available in the market. Using conventional breeding methods, scientists will have to produce the seeds of the new rice for general public use. The current study, published online in the journal Nature, shows that the addition of a single gene derived from barley increased biomass and starch content in the seeds and stems. It also suppressed methane production, probably because, compared

ment plant. MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

DAVAO City––A United States-based non-government organization is seeking to further strengthen the organized farmers, cooperatives, and associations in Mindanao in a bid to improve post-harvest management and quality of cacao, coconut, and coffee. The Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA) rolled out its new program called Mindanao Productivity in Agricultural Commerce and Trade (MINPACT), a four-year program launched in September 2014 until September 2018. In an interview Friday at the SMX Convention Center Davao, Thelonioius S. Trimmel, chief of party for MINPACT of ACDI/VOCA, said at least 10,600 farmers are seen to benefit from this new program that See FAMERS, page A11


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Largest student conference in Asia showcases Globe Telecom’s digital and service culture business models Leading Philippine Telecommunications Company Globe Telecom, in its push for wonderful service and providing services that enrich the Filipino digital lifestyle, powered the gathering of business and youth leaders to collaborate and exchange best practices as primary sponsor of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) Asia Conference. HPAIR and De La Salle University (DLSU) partnered with Globe in gathering international students and young professionals throughout Asia. The confab focused on economic, political, social and cultural issues which were discussed through plenary sessions, panels, keynotes, workshops, and case studies. Globe Telecom hosted “The Globe Dinner” which served as an avenue to experience a rich, wonderful, immersive socials and networking night for the delegates, the Globe leadership team and employees to discuss and exchange best practices on digital innovation and service culture. “Globe has taken the lead in enabling the Filipino digital lifestyle by connecting our customers through services that better their lives and communities. We are happy to host the Harvard team, exchange talent and ideas to help make a wonderful digital world,” shared Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu as he delivered his keynote address. Delegates had dinner at the taste cafeteria and were toured at the employee engagement areas and offices of the telco headquarters. Spearheaded in 2009, the Globe Customer First Circle (CFC) program has seen the conception and birth of hundreds of customer-centric ideas and innovative solutions. Inspired by the culture of service, the CFC program structure, processes, and incentives motivate Globe employees to take accountability and ownership over their transformative efforts in their respective functional spheres. With a stake in the business, employees feel a greater sense of fulfillment when they contribute their time and talent to the creation and delivery of value to Globe customers. Globe has so far

partnered with Google, Facebook, Viber, Spotify, NBA and Hooq to structure offerings that are relevant to its customers and further seed mobile data adoption. The telco has also partnered with Wattpad to deliver access to crowd-sourced content to its customers. The company’s broadband customers, on the other hand, surged 55% to 3.5 million from 2.2 million from year-ago level. This helped realize a remarkable 24% growth in broadband and fixed line revenues, totaling P12.3 billion compared with P9.9 billion a year earlier. Impressive gains in customer take-up was attributed to the success of the latest roster of broadband products and services, which offer exclusive access to a portfolio of entertainment content to enrich Globe customers’ digital lifestyle. HPAIR is a student-

run organization of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences. HPAIR organizes Harvard

University’s largest annual student conferences in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 1991, HPAIR has

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Globe President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu (center front), Globe Chief Operating Officer Gil Genio (extreme left), and Globe Chief Human Resource Officer Renato Jiao (extreme right) with the Harvard organizing team and the DLSU organizing team for HPAIR.

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when Moreno and “Dongkoy” Emano clashed for the mayoral post in Cagayan De Oro City. During the last day of the campaign period (“Miting De Avance”), Moreno reportedly turned his political stage into an “amateur” contest. The result of the 2013 mayoral elections in Cagayan De Oro was one of the most questionable results amid allegation of “fraud.” Anyway, the supporters of Emano accused the COMELEC, then headed by the administration’s election lawyer, of refusing to conduct a “recount’ of the election returns. After all, Moreno simply sings his way around. Will Moreno do the same thing in 2016? Send reaction/comments: crisguardian@yahoo.com

Djuwari... from page A4

This means that the more educated a nation, the more erudite they are. In that case, black campaign will never be effective. The educated are anti-black campaign. Unfortunately, nations in the developing countries are not yet in that level of understanding. ••• Dr. Djuwari Sarkawi is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also, the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Master gourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia Association of Press Practitioners/ Journalists in East Java province (HIPSI), Indonesia. He is also the president of the International Association of Scholarly Publishers, Editors, and Reviewers (IASPER).

Safety... from page A2

and civil society as users of the services provided. ‘Ma n i l a St at e m e nt’ strongly recommended the use of Guidelines on the safe operations of coastal and interisland passenger ships on non-international voyages. The guidelines addressed issues on the purchase of ‘second hand’ ships intended to enter into service as ‘domestic passenger ships, that concerns on change in operating limits, the conversion or modification of a ship before it enter into service as a domestic passenger ships; passenger counting and voyage planning. The guidelines can also be used to check the operation of ships which are already providing passenger service; passenger counting and voyage planning in their daily operations. (EOR/PIA)

Rice...

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to conventional rice, less bacteria that produce methane gather on the roots of the new gene-modified rice. The scientists inserted into rice the barley gene to enable rice to store more

carbon (starch and sugar) in the stems and grains and less in the roots. Rice produces methane when carbon in the roots gets into the soil where it is converted into methane by bacteria. Less carbon may inhibit the bacteria from producing more methane. “Three-year field trials in China demonstrated that the cultivation of SUSIBA2 rice was associated with a significant reduction in methane emissions,” the study concludes. “SUSIBA2 rice offers a sustainable means of providing increased starch content for food production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from rice cultivation.” Approaches to increase rice productivity and reduce methane emissions as seen in SUSIBA2 rice may be particularly beneficial in a future climate with rising temperatures resulting in increased methane emissions from rice fields, the study observes. After carbon dioxide, atmospheric methane is the second most important source of greenhouse gas; it is responsible for about 20 percent of the global warming effect since preindustrial times. Rice paddies are the largest methane source, producing anywhere from 7 percent to 17 percent of atmospheric methane. This is because warm waterlogged soil and nutrients released from rice roots provide ideal conditions for the production of methane in rice farms. Rice paddies are estimated to emit 25 million tons to 100 million tons a year. That amount is expected to increase as rice cultivation expands to meet the rising need for food in the coming years. “There is an urgent need to establish sustainable technologies for increasing rice production while reducing methane fluxes from rice paddies,” the study observes. “However, ongoing efforts for methane mitigation in rice paddies are mainly based on farming practices and measures that are difficult to implement.” SciencePhilippines

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is expected to receive $8 million the from US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Around 600 value chain actors composed of providers, traders and financial institutions will also be tapped, he said. “We are working fullvalue chain, focusing on production, establishment of nurseries and ensuring good planting material, farm-level training and cooperativelevel training,” Trimmel said. Even the value chain actors will be strengthened to ensure that they would extend the best services, most especially to the cacao sector which has an annual domestic demand of 50,000 metric tons. The country can only

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produce 10,000 MT a year, with 70 percent of its total production coming from the Davao Region. Trimmel emphasized the need to support the farmers so that they can reach new markets. The ACDI/VOCA, he added, has already signed a memorandum of understanding with identified partner cooperatives or associations. “With the MOU, we identified what types of activities that we’re gonna be working on,” he said. The training program includes strengthening their capacity as well as beefing up their knowledge on the opportunities for cacao, coffee, and coconut. The NGO will also extend between $1 million to $2 million worth of grants to farmers for the procurement of equipment and the implementation of some services. “In this case, initial grants will be focused on establishing nurseries and beneficiary organizations, purchase of equipment and farming materials for the establishment of those nurseries,” Trimmel said. He said they are eyeing to increase the production of coconut, cacao, and coffee before they will put up more processing facilities. He added some of the processing facilities established under previous programs such as Success Alliance and CoCopal Project are underutilized for lack of production. “Biggest issue facing the three commodities is the demand outstretches the supply, there’s not enough supply of coconut, cacao and coffee. We need to plant more all of those tree commodities and ensure good quality, good processing, and good management,” Trimmel said. Among the production facilities under MINPACT include fermentation tanks and solar dryers. Most of the farmers who will benefit from MINPACT are coconut and cacao farmers, composed of 7,800 of the 10,600 farmers, he said, adding that they are pushing for the intercropping of both crops. Support will also be extended to coconut farmers who need to replant old senile trees. The ACDI/VOCA will work with the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) and Davao Regional Industry Cluster in the reproduction of mother palms to ensure proper replanting of good quality coconut trees.

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At the politically divided City Hall, both stalwarts of Moreno’s Liberal Party and Emano’s PaDayon Pilipino had virtually similar statements – they welcome Rodriguez’s intention to run because it is his right as a registered voter of Cagayan de Oro.

This early, nobody from both political camps dared to mudsling Rodriguez’s performance as a Cagayan de Oro congressman from the second legislative district since 2007. Rodriguez has already been the congressman when lawyer Constantino Jaraula was still the mayor of the city in 2007. In 2010, Emano took over and was defeated by Moreno in 2013. When he first ran for the position, he easily won over outgoing Councilor Jose Benjamin Benaldo who would later became his colleague when the latter switched registering to the first district. In 2010, PaDayon Pilipino never fielded a candidate against him but when Rodriguez openly attacked Emano in 2013, the party launched outgoing Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya to clash him head-on but Rodriguez remained the victor. As far as five months ago, there were already rumors that Rodriguez would run as mayor since he could not afford to run a higher post as a senator. But these rumors were frequently quashed by Moreno’s partymates as concocted by Emano’s fans to disintegrate the Liberal Party-Centrist alliance. Then the big announcement came last Sunday, a non-working day when everybody was relaxing. For now, nobody knows yet on why Rodriguez decided to clash against Moreno, his erstwhile ally, except his equally terse and crisp official but predictable statement: “We want to give Cagayan de Oro a better choice.” That statement raises more questions than clarifications. Since clinching the congressional seat in 2007, Rodriguez has transformed the whole stretch of Velez St. into a paved thoroughfare and was instrumental in conceptualizing and constructing infrastructure projects in his district totaling billions of pesos, including the coastal highway, the Sayre-Puerto-Laguindingan highway and numerous facilities inside the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST). His loyalty to President Aquino’s administration was also unquestionable. Despite absorbing criticisms for spearheading the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on the outset of the SAF 44 massacre, Rodriguez remained focused in rallying his fellow congressmen for its passage. Then in August, Rodriguez was abruptly cut from the grace of Justice Secretary Leila de Lima who decided to include him in the third batch of complaints for malversation of public funds in the widespread pork barrel scandal. At around the same time, Moreno had steered Cagayan de Oro to become the most competitive city in the Philippines in 2014, cov-

eted the enviable Liveable Cities Award from USAID the same year and became an Education Champion for constructing more than 300 classrooms. But in the course of three years, Moreno slowly became unpopular among his supporters who could not get political favors from him. It’s a stark contrast with the personality of Rodriguez whose jovial and diplomatic mood bodes well not just the barangay chairs of his district but also of the first. Perhaps it’s the combination of these factors that Rodriguez decided to run. One thing is sure though. Rodriguez didn’t decide on it overnight. As early as two months ago, CDP had already booked Limketkai Atrium for a huge whole-day convention on September 27. Then some two weeks back, this writer saw stacks upon stacks of Centrist Democratic Party black membership forms stashed at the congressman’s residence. But until the last day of filing for candidacies expires on the midnight of October 16, everything from this moment on will be a thriller in Cagayan de Oro politics.

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COMELEC provincial supervisor in Misamis Oriental, said that COMELEC Resolution No. 9981 states that the holding of political conventions by political parties is primarily for the nomination of official candidates for all elective positions. He said that after the political conventions, the official filing of the Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for the presidential, senatorial and local candidates would start on October 12, 2015 until October 16, 2015. Ravelo said that the filing of the COC would be only during office hours from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on the working days. “No COC would be entertained after the official office hour end,” Ravelo said. A candidate may personally file the COC or delegate to someone provided that the written authority addressed to the COMELEC should accompany the person filing the COC other than the candidate himself. Ravelo said that the election period officially starts on January 10, 2016 until June 10, 2016 while the “campaign period” for the presidential campaign period for candidates for President, Vice-President, Senator and party-list. The campaign period for candidates for Member House of Representatives, and elective regional, provincial, city, municipality officials starts on March 25, 2016 until May 7, 2016, Ravelo said. Ravelo said that the automated national and local synchronized

election in 2016 would be on the second week of May or May 9, 2016.

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had their blood profiles i.e. blood type, sex, name, program and contact details taken. Rotoras said blood profiling is important so that the Mindanao Regional Blood Center and the Red Cross Youth in MUST can easily trace whom to contact to donate blood in case of emergency. “All these students have committed that they are willing to give blood if the need arises,” Rotoras said. In the Philippines, the most common blood need is arising from trauma incidents followed by dengue and leukemia patients. “We are emphasizing to the students the spirit of being concerned to the needs of their fellow students like the importance of donating blood in times of emergency,” Rotoras said. Masonic District RX-A and Masonic District RX-B has a total of 16 lodges under their fold. The spearheading lodge for the activity, Macajalar Lodge No. 184, had around 100 members who donated blood and gave support to the event yesterday. There was also free medical checkup to MUST professors, teachers and other staff. The three-pronged affair yesterday was also supported by the JR Borja General Hospital..

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last until June 2016. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), a “mature and strong El Niño” is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean that will likely strengthen further before the end of the year and may last until the first half of 2016. Makmod Mending, DAF-ARMM secretary, said the department submitted the El Niño Mitigation Plan to the Department of AgricultureNational Office initiating assistance to affected farmers in the region. In an executive meeting of DA national and regional heads in Naga City in August, regional officials were tasked to submit reports twice a week to formulate and design interventions for the affected farmers. It is estimated that close to 14,000 metric tons of rice production were lost in ARMM in the first four months of 2015 because of El Niño. Analysis of rainfall distribution in the region for the month of August showed that Basilan, one of the five component provinces of ARMM, experienced precipitation way below normal. This month, the provinces of Basilan, Maguindanao and Sulu and Tawi-Tawi are experiencing various stages of dry spell. Dry spell is described as three consecutive months of below normal, or 21 percent to 60 percent reduction from average rainfall, or two consecutive months of way below normal, or more than 60 percent reduction from average rainfall conditions. Mending added that low rice production in the region is expected due to these conditions that affect more than 80,000 hectares raindependent farm areas. (BPI/PIA-10)


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7 diskartips for the madiskarteng Pinoy

A band performs during Optima - The Ultimate Praise, an afternoon of singing, dancing and rocking to the tune of Christian music, held last Sunday at Centrio. photo by mark francisco

MANILA; Philippines – Filipinos have always been known to be resourceful and ambitious – in short, madiskarte. They find ways to make life easier, getting creative to save and earn money in any way they can while maximizing their returns. Together with sipag (hardwork) and tiyaga (perseverance), these traits of a modern day Filipino are what enable them to succeed. But with today’s fast-paced life, it seems more difficult to keep up. Thankfully, new technology allows consumers to level up their diskarte. A smartphone, for example, gives one the power of multiple devices (computer, media player, navigator, camera, etc.) in one mobile gadget. The resourceful Pinoy has no more need to look further. With the new Samsung Galaxy V Plus, Filipinos can now level-up their diskarte. At only Php 3,990 SRP, the Galaxy V Plus comes with Wi-Fi and 3G access and a faster KitKat Andoid OS that gives the user a wider range of access to apps. This allows the user to level-up to a whole new way of improving their way of living and even make an extra buck or two. Here are some level-up diskartips for the madiskarteng Pinoy. 1. Buy-and-sell it on the net. Want to start a business but low on capital? Are shops too far from the house? Madiskarteng Pinoys can buy and sell on e-commerce platforms, online shops, and even social media through the 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity of the Samsung Galaxy V Plus. 2. Say cheese! The camera is best known for capturing precious and random moments. But every madiskarteng Pinoy knows that a good camera can make or break a sale. With Samsung Galaxy V Plus’ built-in 3 MP back camera and VGA front camera, posting clear photos of products is now easy and free! 3. Shout it out to the world. With Wi-Fi and 3G access, the Samsung Galaxy V Plus is now a powerful online marketing tool. One can share their ads, photos, and videos through social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter – anytime, anywhere. 4. Be in-the-know whenever, wherever. Every good entrepreneur knows how important it is to stay updated with the latest news and trends. With the internet-capable Samsung Galaxy V Plus, downloading fashion and news apps is made even easier via the Google Play store. Now, the madiskarteng Pinoy will always know what’s hot on the market today. 5. Get live weather updates. Weather in our country can be unpredictable and can quickly change from one hour to the next. Now, one can get live updates to know when it’s safe to meet customers for a sale – no need to forge through the storm! 6. Travel smart. Getting lost can be scary and impractical. Being late for a customer meet up can hurt your business reputation. The solution? Use the Samsung Galaxy V Plus as a map! Download navigation and travel apps to avoid travelrelated stress. 7. Store files on your phone. With a smartphone, everything is always accessible. With its 4 GB internal memory and expandable external memory up to 64 GB, the Samsung Galaxy V Plus not only allows the user to download countless games and apps, it can be used to store important files as well, giving the madiskarteng Pinoy speed and convenience when it comes to making transactions. With these diskartips, head on to Samsung Electronics Stores and authorized Samsung Smartphone dealers to level-up diskarte by venturing onto businesses with the help of Samsung Galaxy V Plus.

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