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CAGAYAN de Oro City—Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Northern Mindanao yesterday said they would still open Balikbayan boxes found violating the customs laws, rules, and regulations.


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VP Binay camp scores Chiz on colleagues’ abuses Vice President Jejomar C. Binay’s camp yesterday, said that Sen. Francis Escudero’s tolerance of the abuses of his colleagues is unforgivable and opportunistic. “What is unforgivable is for a lawyer turned politician to skirt the abuses of an institution to discredit and disrespect the rights of individuals for political conSee binay, page A11

SEAL OF GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE. Mayor Julio Uy receives the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) that recognizes Villanueva as one of the municipalities in Region 10 that has first-rate local governance. In photo are Villanueva town officials (L-R) Norman Ricacho, Municipal Administrator, Josefina Raypon, Local Goverment Operations Officer, Rep. Juliette T. Uy (2nd District, Misamis Oriental), Mayor Uy, Vice Mayor Edwin Dagasuhan, DILG Region 10 Director Nilo Castañarez and Rep. Nelson Collantes (3rd District, Batangas) who represented DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. photo by marsan simacon


CAGAYAN de Oro City— The Philippine Gaming Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) is expected to break the grounds that will pave the way for the construction of two 4-storey 20-classroom

school buildings worth P41 million each to a school in Iligan City and Misamis Oriental today (September 17, 2015). The two beneficiaries are the El Salvador Central School (ESCS) in Misamis Oriental and Iligan National High School (INHS) in

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Iligan City. In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the Pagcor will provide the fundings for the construction of the two school buildings.

DAVAO City -- A police officer detailed at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU) of Regional Police Office (PRO) 11 was shot dead during a buy-bust operation conducted by members of the Talomo Police Station around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as PO 2 Diamel Laput Pangcoga, 34, a resident of Camasura Compound, Sitio Awa, Catalunan Grande,

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Nationalist Peoples Coalition (NPC) Congressman Win Gatchalian yesterday, day urged Malacanang to certify as urgent House Bill No. 5098, also known as the “Proof-of-Parking Space Act,” which requires would-be buyers of new vehicles to provide proof they have parking space suitable for the car they are buying. Gatchalian made the appeal after Highway Patrol Group (HPG) director Chief






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Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental (September 15, 2015)—Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), the company be-


hind Cagayan de Oro real estate project Primavera is set for an initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks.

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The IPO is groundbreaking in many ways. To begin with, IDC has staked its future on a road not often taken, embarking on its flagship venture Primavera in Cagayan de Oro - and following it up by announcing an even more ambitious multi-function development around it, Primavera City. The company is also favoring a focus on sustainable design - again, a not too common tack among local real estate developers. And in what must be a first in the industry, IDC is unmistakably mestizo, rooted in a partnership between Italian architect and designer Romolo Valentino Nati, and Filipino-born, Sydney-educated lawyer Jojo Leviste. With the foundations of its future fixed firmly on the City of Golden Friendship, the IDC IPO will likely

be viewed as a barometer of investor confidence in Mindanao, in general; and in Cagayan de Oro, in particular. Of course, it will also be seen as a vote on IDC’s seemingly counter-intuitive and potentially disruptive business model: target the up-and-coming cities, instead of the already established ones; and offer them elegant yet accessible eco-friendly buildings in safe locations. To Nati and Leviste though, just getting to the IPO stage is already a victory in itself. Nati reveals that before Primavera even broke ground, many were discouraging them from doing their debut development in Cagayan de Oro, questioning the location, the market and its readiness. But L eviste happily

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points out that the doubters have since been proven wrong. Units at the first condo tower in Primavera were snapped up predominantly by local residents and by overseas Cagayanons, putting to rest the notion that the market was not ready for condo living and high-rises. The company’s emphasis on design has also reaped rewards, including Best Mixed-Use Development in the Philippines at last year’s International Property Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Highly Commended Condo Development from the Southeast Asia Property Awards in Singapore, and a Special Energy Award at the Design Against the Elements Competition in Quezon City. Going public will mean many things to the different stakeholders in the future of IDC. For the company, the fresh funding will fuel the development of Primavera City, which it forecasts will fasttrack the arrival of locators to the Uptown business district. For Cagayan de Oro, the spotlight on IDC will showcase how the city is both investorfriendly and investmentworthy. For the whole of Mindanao, the listing can only bolster confidence in much-anticipated growth led by its Northern gateway. The investor vote on the trail blazed by IDC is crucial. A yes will ensure not only the development of what will likely be a new landmark for Cagayan de Oro, but the construction of what could be a catalyst to bring in long-awaited locators. A yes will also be a validation of IDC’s deeply-held belief that the future of the Philippines perhaps even of the rest of ASEAN - lies in designing emerging cities, to make a difference.

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Poe’s candidacy I HAVE been consistent with my reading that Sen. Grace Poe will run for president next year considering that the Filipino people at this point had already made the presidency hers for the asking. It has become hard to resist the lure of running given her enviable position of being the overwhelming choice of the people to succeed President Aquino through those surveys conducted by reputable pollsters. If I were in her position, I too would run for president. The problem with Poe is on how she’d be able to sustain her number one position as presidential contender. Admittedly, many things could still happen from today till the election campaign starts in February next year and until Election Day itself. While she is the runaway winner if elections were held today, she may not be the runaway winner anymore come election time. This is her challenge. But I don’t see any problem in her ability to sustain the momentum of her presidential run. But her trusted lieutenants may not be equal to the task. Even up to today, my best presidential bet is still former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. However, his political handlers seem not able to concoct the right formula to endear him to the populace. There is no doubt on my part that if Lacson becomes president, this country will truly progress beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. But while this is true, this

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has not been translated into a very effective message thus making every Juan in this country embrace the idea of making Lacson the next president of this benighted country. For example. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s hard stance against criminals was Lacson’s “kamay na bakal” spiel in dealing with criminals and criminality in 204 but this only resulted in negative impact for him. A presidential run needs a very effective message and if the candidate fails to put across such message even if it is very good, it will amount to nothing. This is where good handlers are needed. Handlers who could formulate a message that is readily embraceable by the populace and handlers who can effectively put this message across. Grace Poe is articulate but she can’t be everything if she wants to win. She has to trust handlers and in this regard she should get qualified handlers. Her handling of the Iglesia ni Cristo show of force rally at the corner of Edsa and Shaw blvd. weeks ago that many people from all walks of life heavily criticized showed a certain weakness in her assessment of day-to-day issues. In trying her best at endearing herself to the beleaguered religious group, she made a blunder, a faux pas that had it happened near Election Day would have cost her the presidency. Such blunder is unaccept-

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able for a politician leading in the surveys. But out of that blunder Poe should learn her lesson. And from the ashes of that monumental faux pas she committed, she should be able to build her political campaign for the presidency until that day the people will promulgate their verdict. Why am I talking about this here today? Because Poe was set to announce yesterday her presidential plans in a meeting cum rally of her supporters from show business, politics and perhaps business at Balay Alumni inside the University of the Philippines Diliman campus in Quezon City. Since Poe’s candidacy has become a foregone conclusion already as of this writing yesterday, hence this seeming certainty on my part that indeed she’ll run for president. Personally, I don’t find any reason why she should not run. She is leading in the surveys, she has found a financier who’ll bankroll her candidacy especially during its early

stages when high roller financiers are still weighing their options. And considering the issues hurled against her, these can easily be turned by a good political handler into something favorable to her such as her citizenship and her eligibility to seek the presidency. Apologies Dear readers of this column. My sincere apologies to all of you for my failure at times to send in a column like the last two weeks. I had to attend a seminar-workshop, actually I did not just attend but played an important role in that gathering of writers for the Sunday school lessons our church, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, is formulating for use by all our local churches all over the country. Sadly, aside from our hectic schedule, we were in a place where internet connection was an issue. Then last week I had my eye operation to remove the cataract on my left eye and then traveled to Tabuk City in Kalinga for another round of meetings with stakeholders in our church-owned schools in the area. Kindly bear with me during those instances I can’t send in a column. Daghang salamat kaninyong tanan sa padayon nga suporta niini nga lindog. *** (React to or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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it back, especially by worrying about it. So whatever mistakes, problems, or hurts we had yesterday, we’ve got to stop worrying about them. We cannot undo what’s already done, nor take back what we’ve already said, only ask forgiveness. Hopefully we learn our lessons from yesterday’s mistakes. But then, let it go! Life goes on, so we’d better go with it. The other day we never need to worry about is tomorrow. None of us can control or know everything

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that might happen tomorrow. We don’t even know whether or not we’ll still be here! What’s going to happen will happen whether we worry about it or not. So we’re left with only one day that we can actually do anything about: today. As the saying goes: “The past is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, so today is all we have. It’s a GIFT, that’s why

it’s called the PRESENT.” ll we have is right now, and today has enough problems, responsibilities, and worries of its own. The last thing we need is to pile up yesterday’s and tomorrow’s problems on top of today’s! No wonder some people are stressed out with even physical problems and sicknesses. Remember, if you don’t bury your worries, they could bury you! This is why Jesus Christ taught us not to worry about yesterday or tomorrow. Jesus said: “Who can add a single hour to his life by worrying! Don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Live just one day at a time.” So all you have to do is take care of today. Make sure you’re doing your very best in your responsibilities and rela-

tionships: that your heart is right with your Maker and other people. Do all you can and then do a little more: don’t worry about it! Because as long as you’re living Jesus’ way in a daily personal relationship with Him, you know for sure you’ve got nothing to worry about. But if today you’re not ready to die and face your Maker, you’ve got everything to worry about! So right now won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for your past wrongs and living your own way. Then ask Him to take complete charge of your heart and lifestyle from this day on. That’s the only way you can start living His way all the time and be absolutely sure you have nothing to worry about. Just Think a Minute.

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it. Nor does anyone like false love from a person. Love is such a profound form of affection that it should not be artificial. If you do not have genuine concern for No one likes a fake smile because someone then pray for God to of the insincerity associated with soften your heart towards them.

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CAGAYAN de Oro City—Officials of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Northern Mindanao yesterday said they would still open Balikbayan boxes found violating the customs laws, rules, and regulations. However, Intelligence Officer II Alvin Y. Enciso said Balikbayan boxes of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) will not be subjected to random or, arbitrary physical inspection. Instead, Enciso added, they will undergo mandatory X-ray scanning. Although it has revised its rules and regulations in regard to the Balikbayan boxes, he found it necessary to have the shipments

undergo mandatory X-ay scanning to prevent erring OFWs from sending smuggled goods in the country. Deputy District Commander Sa-i Roman N. Moscoso said BOC Commissioner Alberto Lina has earlier issued a memorandum prescribing the simplified customs procedures on OFWs sending Balikbayan boxes to the country. Moscoso explained that the simplified procedures

intend to protect the legitimate interest of OFWs in sending Balikbayan boxes “as a tangible sign of their love and concern for their family members.” He reiterated that mandatory X-ray scanning is necessary to suppress unscrupulous individuals using the Balikbayan boxes as a privilege to smuggle goods. Nash Guro, chief of the assessment division, said the mandatory X-ray scanning will be conducted at X-ray Inspection Project (XIP) Designated Examination Area (DEA) for preliminary examination of

WITH THE TEACHERS OF GINGOOG CITY – GOVERNOR BAMBI EMANO, VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ and Former Board Member JIGJAG PELAEZ join DepEd Gingoog City Schools Division Superintendent DR. MYRNA T. CASTAÑOS during the opening ceremonies of the National Teachers’ Month at Duka Bay Resort, Medina, Misamis See boc, page A11 Oriental. National Teachers’ Month is a celebration for the unique role and service that teachers play in guiding families, strengthening communities and building the nation. Vice Governor Pelaez facilitated some parlor games and gave prizes to the teachers. He was the Executive Director of DepEd Center for Students and Co-curricular Affairs of the Department of Education Central Office for more than 17 years before he was commanded easily. Punish- elected as Vice Governor of Misamis Oriental. photo supplied

Research-based discipline in schools By JURITA L. OBLIMAR, Teacher I East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

Dealing with students having diversed attitudes and chronic and serious behavioral problems is a long-standing challenge to educators. This requires perseverance, patience and intelligent strategies in order for these young people to learn. This challenge in teaching forces the use of disciplinary practices. There are two common types of these practices common in schools. Punitive disciplinary practices are disciplining strategies that aim to inflict punishment in order to correct students and remind them that bad behaviors are impossible to be tolerated. The use of this, however, has been discouraged for it does not foster safe schools, does not even improve educational outcomes, nor it significantly alter student behavior. Lots of schools push for research-based discipline. It is an example of supportive disciplinary practices that are believed to be effective. This discipline suggests that meeting the developmental needs of the students is a better alternative to the traditional kind of punishment. In an article published in a site under Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning in 2007, attending to the social and emotional needs of youth reduces problem behavior and improves students’ attitudes towards school. Further, research-based

discipline ensures the safety and dignity of both students, staff and school. More, since it involves studies on student backgrounds, this discipline further addresses the cause of a student’s misbehavior in order to improve positive behavioral skills and longterm outcomes. It is true that gone are the days that students could be

ments are perhaps needed in some schools due to difficulties of handling indifferent behaviours among students. Yet, such punishments need not to be inflicting. The best thing that school management could is to keep on researching about the reasons behind unfavorable behaviors among students and address it in a proper way.

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MISAMIS Oriental--The province of Misamis Oriental has declared 100-hectare mangrove site, mostly in Gingoog City, as protected zone areas, an environmental official said Tuesday. Edgardo S. Callanta, head of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources

Office (PENRO) here, said that 80 hectares in Gingoog City comprising 24 coastal villages are covered by the program. He said that another 20-hectare mangrove site in Initao town, west of Misamis Oriental, consisting of nine coastal villages has been iden-

tified as part of the protected zone too. As a protected zone, the mangrove plantations in these areas are maintained and propagated by village residents, Callanta said. He said that the vast mangrove sites would serve as part of the province mitigat-

ing program against climate change, particularly “storm surge” during typhoons and storms. Callanta said that the mangrove plants have already been proven effective as a natural wall of coastal residents against big waves and storm surges during the

Aboitiz’s coal-fired plant to start operation Friday DAVAO City--Therma South Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corp., announced on Tuesday that the first of two units of its coal-fed 300-megawatt Therma South Energy Project in Toril, Davao City will go on commercial operations starting on Friday. This would be the first major power plant added to the Mindanao grid after almost a decade. Benjamin Cariaso Jr., Therma South president and chief operating officer, said the first phase of the

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first unit with an installed capacity of 150 MW has been contracted by Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) which has a daily demand of more than 300 MW. The remaining 100 MW will be delivered to

other customers in several parts of Mindanao. “We have informed our customers and our stakeholders that we will soon be on full commercial operations and will supply Mindanao with reliable and cost-effective baseload power,” Cariaso said in a statement. “We are here not only to help Mindanao solve the current power crisis. The Aboitiz group is committed to helping Mindanao sustain its economic growth and See plant, page A11

killer Typhoon Yolanda in 2013. The project in Misamis Oriental started early 2015 under the Mangrove and Beach Forest Development (MBFD) Program for 2015 of the National Greening Program (NGP) of the national government, Callanta said.

Also part of the national government’s poverty alleviation program since its implementation in 2011, the government has contracted various people’s organization, among the marginalized fishermen and since then generated 2,565 jobs, Callanta said. (PNA)

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is reportedly only around 400-500 meters away from the safari sanctuary. “There are also hunters from other barangays, but in the case of zebra killings, I do not believe that the one who shot them are from outside. The meat from the zebra is not for humans. The zebras, giraffes… if man gets angry because they stray to feed on their crops, they will surely get angry,” he explained. Sarriego has asked for help from the provincial government regarding the matter, and for the Provincial Police Office (PPO) to assign cops in the area to avoid similar incidents from happening. Before Calauit was established in the 1970’s, 256 families were said to have been resettled in a portion of the island. They came from Culion, Busuanga, and other parts of the Calamianes. These residents have grouped themselves into the Balik Calauit Movement (BCM) that is claiming rights over the area where the safari park is located. Calauit is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located on Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamianes chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, that include giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fauna that all roam freely in a game reserve created by former President Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s. (PNA)

Alarm raised over killing of wildlife in Palawan’s ‘Safari Sanctuary’ PUERTO Princesa City-The manager of the Calauit Island Game Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary (CIGRWS), or simply Palawan’s “Safari Park,” has raised the alarm over the reported series of killings of animals in the area located in the Calamianes Group of Islands. Park Manager Froilan Sarriego is particularly alarmed over what he calls a series of killing of zebras that are among the safari animal residents of the CIGRWS that started happening in February. Sarriego said since the said month, three zebras had been recorded killed in the park this year. One was discovered with a bullet hole in the belly; the other was found already in a state of decomposition. He said Tuesday that the last incident just happened on August 24, where an expectant zebra was discovered shot. A slug from a caliber rifle was retrieved from its body. This zebra, he explained, would have given birth in two weeks had it not been killed. The park manager suspects that residents living near the CIGRWS are responsible for the zebra killings as it is impossible that hunters did them since the meat from the animal is not for human consumption. The killing, Sarriego furthered, were maybe because the residents are already irked by the fact that the zebras stray inside their properties to feed on their crops. The residential area


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PIA Caraga condemns allegations to PA on ALCADEV leader killing BUTUAN City--The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga through its regional director Abner M. Caga expressed profound condemnation on the accusations against Philippine Army (PA) as allegedly the ones who have the influence and hands on the ruthless killings of Emerito Samarca, executive director, Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural Development (ALCADEV); Dionel Campos, chair, Ma l a hutayong Pa k ig bisug alang sa Sumusunod (Mapasu); and Aurello Sinzo, a civilian. “Do not be misled by these intentionally deceptive judgment and accusations thrown against our government’s Army forces regarding the recent kill-

ing incident that brought controversial issue. Once and for all, let’s be objective in rallying ourselves on the side of PA whose mission is necessary for the effective prosecution of the perpetrators,” underscored Caga. He also said that those who transgress moral and civil law must be accountable for of their unlawful acts. “I encourage our partner agencies and all other local government sectors to be one with us during this crucial times to support the Army in probing of the case and eventually bring justice of the matter from the court,” added Caga. E arlier on Monday, Philippine National Police (PNP) Surigao del Sur provincial director P/SSupt Narciso Verdadero said

charges of multiple murder, arson, grave coercions, robbery, and grave threats had been filed with the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office in Lianga against three suspects who were allegedly behind the killings of the victims. Identified and named in the charge sheets were siblings Bobby and Loloy Tejero, Garito Layno, and 20 John Does believed to be members of “Bagani Forces.” It was also learned that 4th Infantry Division (4ID) commander MGen. Oscar Lactao has initiated a consultative meeting with the provincial government of Surigao del Sur, religious groups, and lumad leaders on Saturday, September 11 in order to gather direct official statements from

these different sectors and yield impartiality on the case. Civil Military Operations (CMO) Battalion Commander and executive director of the 4th Infantry Division’s advance command post Lt. Col. Rey Pasco likewise put forth in giving credence to the PA in the prompt and sustained efforts to institute and carry on legal proceedings against the culprits. “PA is constantly performing our functions in accordance with our specified objectives including the protection of our fellow citizens, the attainment of peace in our community, thus, I plead for your continued support in order to put an end on these opposing forces,” Pasco said. (PIA-Caraga)

Democratic Leadership: Its application in classroom By JUDITH E. NAMOCATCAT, Teacher I East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

The method on how a person handles a particular group matters much especially to the end result of their performance. Thus, it is very important that before the process starts, the leader should already thought beforehand about the way he would be handling his team. There are various kind of leadership methods introduced by scholars.

Democracy or Democratic leadership is a leadership style argued by Psychologist Kurt Lewin. In Lewin’s framework, democratic leadership has leaders who do the final decisions but team members are included in the decision-making process. The advantage of this style is often, it encourage interest and creativity among team members.

They are possible to attain high job satisfaction and high productivity. In the classroom, for an instance, the teacher wants to create poster for a particular theme about “Buwan ng Wika.” So, she encouraged the students to give ideas how and what way it will be drawn, what are the symbols, how it will be presented and the like. In the end, the teacher will decide what are best ways among the

School-based Feeding Program By Anafe T. Plaza Master Teacher I Rizal Elementary School

Malnutrition is a health problem common to children. It is due to reduced dietary intake, malabsorption, increased nutrient losses or altered metabolic demands. If ignored, this would cause to a worse health problem. So to say, it is impossible for a student suffering from malnutrition to concentrate in his studies and thus, resulting to a poor school perfor-

mance. Malnutrition is one major health problems that Department of Education is trying to overcome. It is through conducting intervention activities such as School-based feeding program. School-based feeding program provides free nutrition school meals to children. It considered as an effective intervention which tackles important nutrition deficiencies that impact on the child development and learning

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abilities. These deficiencies are commonly found around primary-school age children in low and middle income countries. Feeding programs in school is beneficial one. Usually, this activity also provides free nutrition package that consist of deworming, nutrition education and access to safe water, that these can have even greater impact on child nutrition growth. Feeding activities also greatly help address seri-

ideas given. It is a comprehensive task when one is assigned to lead a group or organization. In order for a group to succeed in their targets, they should be organized and in doing so, a leader should be influential enough through how he lead the group. In here, leadership style enters. The style of management, in which it could be Democratic Leadership, is very important. ous diseases, such as this malnutrition. Moreover, various researches revealed that school-based feeding has shown increase school enrolment and attendance as children are move likely to go and stay in school. Healthy body and mind are key to successful learning. Further, encouraging children to value learning is to embracing the responsibility of keeping them in condition in order for learning to be effective. These are few of several responsibilities abide to schools.

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental MUNICIPALITY OF CLAVERIA NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 R.A.10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that MONALIE CHERRY T. RAMAS has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MONALIE CHERRY TACANG RAMAS who was born on 14 October 1989 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Marina B. Tacang and LLowillie P. Ramas. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that NORA QUIRINO CASIÑO - ARANAS has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “ALFREDO” to “ANTONIO” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALFREDO QUIRINO CASIÑO who was born on APRIL 29, 1957 at CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL and whose parents are SIXTO ELEAVIRA CASIÑO and ILUMINADA LABUANAN CASIÑO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than SEPTEMBER 19, 2015.

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School produces excellent managers of life By ROSALIE C. QUILARIO, Teacher I East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

Students are encouraged to go to school even in a ver y young age. It is because it is the right time where they could be taught and trained. It is a time where their brains are fresh enough to be fed with knowledge, knowledge that are more than ABCs and 123s. Being in school is a lot more experience for students, aside from sitting over hours inside the classroom and listen to the teacher. It is exciting, fun-filled and more importantly, students are trained to construct plans, targets and goals, perform responsibilities and duties, and dream dreams and achieve them which should truly be done even in real life. In s cho ol, t he y are t au g ht t o b r a i n s t o r m small goals and targets, as first hands. May it be, for instance, on being in the honor roll, or being members in a particular club. Being in school is more than putting oneself in a four-corner classroom. It is beyond that. That is one of many reasons why parents should encourage to go to school and love learning. For there, they are

trained to be individuals who could deal real life in realistic ways. During school time, a child’s knowledge is more enhanced and his mind is further challenged because it is the time when he think critically, come up questions, dig answers and achieve further understanding about important things. Attending school is an important element in order for students to perform excellently in life. NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ENCARNACION C. VDA. DE FRANCO, who died intestate on January 23, 2004 in Butuan City, consisting of a certain parcel of land under Tax Declaration No. 08-11-0001-06694 and covered under Transfer Certificate of Title No. 157-RT-23139 located at Baan Km. 3, Butuan City containing an area of 1,500 square meters, is the subject of an AMENDED DEED OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF THE LATE ENCARNACION C. VDA. DE FRANCO made and entered into by and among the heirs of Encarnacion C. Vda. De Franco and Gregorio B. Franco, namely, heirs of Rosario C. Franco represented by Janet Franco Lapuz-Rojo, Angeles C. Franco-Mamaat, heirs of Gracionita C. Franco-Juan represented by Vivian Juan-Mojica, and Toregenio C. Franco, per Doc. No. 426; Page No.87; Book No. LXIII; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr., Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan. MDN: Sept 17, 24 & Oct 1, 2015

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Education is the open door to brighter future By JEANETTE V. CASTILLON, Teacher II East City Central School, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City

Education is a right of every Filipino children. A child should be educated in order for him to be productive and gain tools to improve his life in the future. E du c at i on pushe s self-improvement. It is in school where young people discover more about themselves. They begin to explore hidden talents and skills. It is through schooling on how students will learn to find and enhance it. In this way, self- improvement will be attained. Education teaches students to be vigilant. As a part of learning, young people are enticed to be aware of his surroundings. In school, he is given the chance to ask explanation regarding a topic and truly

understand what is happening around him. It is through attaining education as well that students could discover wider oppor tunities. Every student in school has this paradigm that when he will graduate, a bright future awaits him. Reality wise, people who have education obviously happen to be employed easily than to those who did not. Companies often hire people who graduated higher level of education. Further, educated people will have a bigger chance to hold solid positions in the company. Education is the open door towards opportunities. This fact should be the driving force for each person who wants a brighter future.

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Agreements on LGU Tagum employees’ welfare inked TAGUM CITY, Davao del Norte, September 14, 2015 - More than 1,000 personnel from the City Government of Tagum will benefit from the agreements that the local government unit has recently made and entered into with different institutions—a fitting gift to government workers in time for the 115th Philippine Civil Service Month. Top of this is the agreement between the City of Tagum and Medical Mission Group Hospital that will cater the LGU’s 356 Plantilla Personnel in relation to the medical procedures and services that will be performed on said workers during their Annual Physical Examination. These Plantilla Personnel include the permanent, elected, appointed and coterminus employees. During the holding of the Monthly Convocation

on Monday, September 7, 2015, the local government unit also signed separate Memoranda of Agreement (MOA) between the Land Bank of the Philippines and the Tagum City Employees Cooperative (TACECO). The agreement with the premier government banking institution was facilitated to allow the 1,360 programbased workers of the city who render their services thru Job Order contracts to receive their salaries via automated teller machines (ATM). As a result, the bulk of transactions made at the city’s Treasury Office relating to payments of the Job Order employees’ salaries and wages would be significantly diminished, thereby enabling the key treasury personnel to accommodate the transacting public. The City Government of Tagum also signed the Memorandum of Agreement

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You need to give for the welfare of other Special Gospel of the day (September17, 2015-Thursday) Luke 21:1-4-And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: This gospel reminds us to give

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commercial inbound consolidated shipment. Guro said if the shipment is tagged as “suspect” after X-ray scanning an alert order will then be issued by XIP image analysis inspector. He said Balikbayan boxes which are alerted will be subjected to 100 percent physical examinations at the authorized examination area to be conducted by a customs examiner in the presence of apprehending officers, freight forwarder consolidator, representatives of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), among others.

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Supt. Arnold Gunnacao told Monday’s joint hearing of the Senate committees on economic affairs, and public works that he is in favor of a “no garage, no car” policy. “We should declare all streets to be no parking zones so the streets will be open for the public. It is my recommendation that we should come out with a law providing or prohibiting individuals [from buying or purchasing] motor vehicles without their respective garage,” Gunnacao was quoted as saying. Gatchalian is the principal author of HB 5098 which would require buyers of brand new cars, whether individuals or firms, to execute an affidavit indicating the availability of an existing parking space for the vehicle to be bought. The Valenzuela City lawmaker filed HB 5098 in October last year as traffic along EDSA and other major thoroughfares started to worsen because the supposed secondary and even tertiary roads are clogged by illegally parked vehicles on either sides. “No one has the right to make public streets his own parking space. If one has the financial capacity to buy a vehicle, then he should also have the same capacity to obtain a parking space,” Gatchalian said. Gatchalian said the recommendation by the HPG director supporting a “no garage, no car” policy should prod Malacanang to certify as urgent the “Proof of Parking Space Act” as this will greatly contribute to the declogging of Metro Manila streets and help ease traffic congestion. President Benigno Aquino III has earlier instructed PNP-HPG to takeover the management of traffic along EDSA, replacing the Metro Manila Development Authority. After a week of HPG’s manning of traffic along EDSA, HPG chief Gunnacao expressed his interest to declare all streets no parking zones so as to give more way for motorists. “Traffic congestion in Metro Manila is made even worse by vehicles illegally parked in secondary roads linked to EDSA, which could have provided alternative routes and therefore made traffic in EDSA lighter. These illegally parked vehicles hamper both vehicle and foot traffic,” said Gatchalian, a senior vice chair of the House committee on Metro Manila development. The MMDA in 2010 already issued a memorandum circular penalizing illegal parking: “Any driver who shall illegally park his motor vehicle on any public road,

what is due to God with all honesty and loyalty. Malachi 3:10-bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, said the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing. The truth is: this teaching is not abolished but this is deepened by St. Augustine of Hippo. He says, “Love offering is more than what is asked according to the street or thoroughfare in Metro Manila, shall pay a fine of P500. In addition thereto, a standard towing fee shall be collected by both government and private entities…” MMDA Chair Francis Tolentino, however, admitted that his agency does not have enough tow trucks to removed illegally parked vehicles. The 23..8 -kilometer EDSA is designed to cover only 144,000 vehicles a day but some 360,000 vehicles pass through it daily, according to the MMDA. Vehicle sales, meanwhile, grew by 20 percent to 179,215 units in this year’s first eight months, news reports showed. Sales in August posted a 21-percent growth to 23,181 units from 19,116 in the same month last year. A study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) showing that the economy can face productivity losses skyrocketing to P6 billion a day by 2030 from the current P2.4 billion if no government intervention is made on Metro Manila’s traffic congestion.

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convenience and opportunism,” vice presidential spokesperson and lawyer Rico Quicho said as he reacted to Escudero’s statement that the former’s criticisms of the Senate were appalling and unbecoming of a lawyer. Quicho also shot back that pointing out an institution’s frailties and misdeeds is not appalling and unbecoming of a lawyer. Quicho earlier put Escudero to task for turning a blind eye on the actions of his colleagues conducting the Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee hearings on alleged corruption by the Binay family. Quicho also said that rather than chide him for pointing out the faults of the subcommittee, Escudero should instead lecture his colleagues about respect and civility. “Perhaps, Senator Escudero must lecture his colleagues about respect and civility because shouting at resource persons and intimidating them is certainly unbecoming of a senator and a public official. It is incumbent upon Senator Escudero to check the voluminous documents submitted by the City Government of Makati disputing all the allegations against the successful projects of Vice President Binay. Sadly, these pieces of evidence were never considered by the sub-committee, including Senator Escudero,” argued Quicho. Quicho maintained that while institutions should be respected, they should be put to task if they are not functioning correctly and resorting to oppression and bullying. “Senator Escudero must be blind if he seriously believes that the sub-committee is in aid of legislation. Institutions should be respected but must also be put to task if they are not functioning correctly and resorting to oppression and bullying. An institution that cannot accept valid criticisms is bound to stagnate,” Quicho said. Escudero yesterday said it was the Vice President who turned a blind eye to all accusations against him, noting the number of times the Senate invited him to attend the hearings with the latter choosing to ignore the proceedings.

law.” This means, we need to give to God more than 10 percent if ever that is the dictation of our conscience. You need to give because it will lead you to a curse free life on this earth. God never curses you if you will not give but you did it to yourself. Greediness is treated by your kindness and generosity. God loves a cheerful giver.2 Corinthians 9:6-7”Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will

also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. The truth is; God does not need anything but since this is the law to give in favor of us; you need to give to him for his honor and glory. You need to give for the welfare of others because you are accountable to their situa-

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Quicho countered Escudero, saying that the proceeding before Senate Blue Ribbon subcommittee is far from being fair, impartial, and just. He added that the subcommittee hearings disregard the proper use of the rules of evidence and allow bullying and humiliation of resource persons who do not follow the narrative espoused by the Senators conducting the hearings. Quicho also lamented that the affidavit submitted by the Vice President was not even considered by the subcommittee. He added that the documents requested and submitted to disprove the allegations were not even read and remain in storage. Quicho also clarified that his reference to a “kangaroo court” was with respect to the subcommittee, and not aimed at the whole Senate. “The reference to a “kangaroo” court was made with respect to the Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee. The sub-committee function should be in aid of legislation. Clearly, the sub-committee has overstepped its bounds,” said Quicho.

said that with the K-12 program, their school’s enrolment may even balloon to 11,000 by year 2017, which is tantamount to the need for more decent classrooms. Because of severe classroom shortage, the school has turned its laboratories into lecture rooms while some would hold classes outdoors. Although the average number of students per class in INHS ranges from 50 to 60, the student to classroom ratio of 1:60 is doubled because of the implementation of morning and afternoon shifts. The soon-to-be constructed four-storey 20-classroom Pagcor building at the INHS is the biggest multi-storey building that the INHS has ever received, said Razo. Although the new school building will not completely solve the school’s problems on K-12 implementation, it will help decongest the number of students in each class, added Razo. He said: “We may even consider holding one shift in some year levels after the Pagcor building is constructed.” Dubbed as Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan, the project tends to highlight the Aquino government’s campaign for good governance through the “tuwid na daan” principle The main goal of the Matuwid na Daan sa Silid-Aralan project is to build thousands of bigger and better classrooms for students enrolled in public schools all over the country. It complements the Aquino administration’s drive to reduce the acute deficiency in classrooms and school buildings in state-subsidized schools nationwide.

his gun, resulting in Pangcoga’s instant death. Recovered in his possession were three sachets of suspected shabu, caliber .45 pistol, ammunitions in two magazines, identification cards, Casio watch, digital camera, and P1,000 buybust money. The suspect was facing administrative and criminal cases on the grounds of malversation of government property when he was detailed in Mati, Davao Oriental before he was reassigned to RPHAU of PRO 11. The suspect served as policeman for seven years. DCPO spokesperson Chief Insp. Milgrace C. Driz, during the AFP/PNP press conference on Tuesday, told reporters that the suspect was placed under monitoring for two months before the operation was conducted. With the involvement of new officers in illegal drug activities and other crimes, Driz said lapses could be blamed on the background investigation conducted on applicants before accommodating them. “We are not a perfect organization. There’s a problem in the recruitment,” she said. Some of the trainees, for instance, can just claim they are residents of Davao City without disclosing their real address by presenting barangay clearances. Some barangay halls are lenient in the issuance of barangay clearances, Driz claimed. (Antonio L. Colina IV / MindaNews)

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Founded in 1920, the ESCS is the oldest public elementary school in El Salvador in Misamis Oriental. Despite having a population of 1,610 this school year, 80 percent of the school’s classrooms are dilapidated and only seven classrooms are in good condition, said ESCS Principal Lina Bejiga. The increasing number of transferees is also making it hard for the school to provide decent learning venues to its students. At present, the school’s student to classroom ratio reaches as high as 1:60 (one classroom per 60 students). INHS, on one hand, which was built in 1963, is not only the oldest but also one of the most populous public high school in Northern Mindanao. With over 7,000 students and only 104 functional classrooms, the school implements a morning and afternoon shift to accommodate all its students. With the ongoing implementation of the K-12 basic education program, INHS expects a yearly increase of 1,600 students. INHS Principal Rex Razo


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city, was engaged in illegal drug trade based on investigation of authorities. Based on the police report issued by Talomo Police Station, the suspect arrived at Sitio Ubat, Catalunan Grande boarding a pink Yamaha Mio motorcycle where he met with a police officer acting as a buyer. When Pangcoga sensed it was an entrapment operation, he immediately drew his pistol and fired at the police officer. Before fleeing on his motorcycle, he tried to shoot the police officer again, prompting the latter to fire

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and finally fulfill its potential,” he added. The construction of the power plant started in 2012, following the energy crisis that left several parts of Mindanao without power. There were calls issued by several sectors to revisit the Republic Act (RA) 9136, also known as the Energy Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001, after failing to live up to some of its provisions, among them was ensuring sufficient power. The 150 MW second unit of TSI will be commissioned in March 2016, 50 MW of which will be contracted to Davao City, according to DLPC senior vice president Arturo Milan during the National Grid Power Corporation’s Mindanao Power Situation Forum last month. With additional 50 MW plus the

The Child Protection Policy By Alex Abejero Ventero Teacher – III Agusan Elementary School

It is but a right for a child to feel secured and safe in school. Aside from the fact that it foster appreciation of learning, secured and safe environment is always a good factor so that they will grow up healthy physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. Schools in the Philippines are already discouraged to practice punitive discipline. Punitive disciplinary practices are strategies that aim to inflict punishment in order to correct students and remind

them that bad behaviors are impossible to be tolerated inside the classrooms. It is banned for it is concluded that when a school implement such, it is impossible to foster safe learning environment. The Department of Education has enhanced child protection in school also through Child Protection Policy. This recognizes primary importance on the well-being of children and contributes to the department’s continuing push to develop safe and nurturing

learner-centered institutions. The Child Protection Committees is also created to support this policy. CPC is composed of school officials, teachers, parents, students, and community representatives. They are expected to roll-out and handle child abuse and also, bullying cases in a particular school. In a DepEd statement, Secretary Br. Armin Luistro said that bullying and other forms of violence in schools should be viewed not just a school problem but as societal problem as well. He also said that violence takes many forms — peer-to-peer

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Bro. Edcel L. Closas 09187148435: God loves you!!! DLPC’s existing 100 MW reserve, he assured power consumers within its franchise area that there will be no rotational brownout during summer months of next year, given that the National Power Corporation (NPC) will supply them with sufficient power. But with the power crisis in the offing, the Aboitiz firm is eyeing to commission the TSI’s second unit by end of this year. Therma South’s 300-MW coal-fed power plant is located in the boundary of Barangay Binugao, Toril District, Davao City and Barangay Inayawan, Sta. Cruz in Davao del Sur. The P25-billion power plant started construction in 2012 and, at its peak, employed more than 4,500 workers, mostly from its host communities. The power plant will supply power to major cities of Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Gen. Santos, Butuan, Kidapawan Cotabato and Tagum. It will also serve the provinces of Davao, Caraga, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, parts of Bukidnon, parts of Misamis and parts of Zamboanga peninsula. “The power plant also features the first ‘coal dome’ in Southeast Asia – a modern coal storage facility that will ensure security of the fuel and safety and well-being of the surrounding areas. The power plant will utilize circulating fluidized bed (CFB) technology to ensure it meets government standards on health, safety and protection of the environment while operating in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” Therma South’s statement added. The firm will import coal from Kalimantan, Indonesia to power the plant. When there is insufficient power in the Mindanao Grid, DLPC will tap its standby Bajada Diesel Power Plant with a sustained capacity of 40 MW. DLPC has also contracted from Hedcor’s Tudaya 1 with 6.6 MW and the 42.5 MW of Sibulan A and B in Davao del Sur. Under the interruptible load program (ILP), some big companies in the city are encouraged to deload from grid and run their own generator sets. Since the power crisis in 2012, power companies are encouraged to invest in Mindanao. However, power stakeholders are saying that there should be a balanced power mix on the island, meaning 50 percent hydro and 50 percent fuel. At present, the Agus and Pulangui hydropower complexes provide Mindanao 55 percent of its power supply. (Antonio L. Colina IV and Bong S. Sarmiento)

bullying, gender-based discrimination, physical assault, psychological punishment, public ridicule, and sexual harassment. These are the most common types of violence in schools in which children should be protected from. He also reminded the school management that teachers who humiliate students will face administrative sanctions. School aims to shape people to be better entities. Students are their responsibility while they are inside their vicinities. So, it is as well their responsibility to ensure that they are secured and free from harm.

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‘Pirates’ invades CDO Story by Irene Joy B. Dayo Photos by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

Famous in movies like Pirates of Caribbean, “pirates” is a simple dictionary word for confident men who attack ships in the sea. They are also people who chase live water creatures for food. This is a theme of a restaurant that will open in Cagayan de Oro City today, September 17. They will be bringing the old shipping vessel, housing delicious seafood that would surely a hook to all Kagay-anons. Pirates’ specialties include Babyback Ribs, Tuna Dynamite, Crablets, King Crab and Kinilaw Malasugue. Aside from these, they also offer fresh organic chicken to all chicken savvy. Customer can especially eat like a real pirate for live crabs, casili, pugapu and several others can be found in the Pirates’ aquarium. Pirates is proud that they are not just limited in offering dining services to their customers but also entertainment. “The unique thing is that we have this kind of venue. Mas daghan siya ug dala (There are more to enjoy here),” said Marketing Manager Shyne Campaner. The restaurant has installed television screens that will play the movies 1 to 4 of Pirates of Caribbean to bring joy to customers while

dining. More, these movies will bring delight to diners and enlighten them with ideas about pirates. Customers could also enjoy other amenities through their KTV bars which respective rooms are designed with images of various pirate groups such as Legendary Pirates of China and Pirates in the Malacca Strait. There are also function room and club room that could cater 100 and 30 persons, respectively. These are open to parties, business meetings or group celebration. Campaner also said that their restaurant accepts bookings and reservation and offers catering services. They are also open to be venues of special occassions like anniversarries, birthdays and weddings. They could provide costumes as well for customers who want customized themes. They even prepared Pirates costumes to those who want to complement their inside designs. The idea of Pirates is

ARRR! THE PIRATES HAVE ARRIVED. Marketing Manager Shyne Campaner (right) and the staff of Pirates, the newest go to place in Cagayan de Oro City. Pirates formally opens to the public today, September 17.

to provide its clients with “life like the old times.” They set the environment so as to make “living like you are in the province” possible. They also ensure quality of their products for one of their advocacies in putting up this business

is to promote healthy lifestyle. Safety and security is also not a worry in here because Pirates has installed 32 CCTV cameras to assure that their customers are well while they are inside their vicinities.

“It is a safe place yet you have privacy,” the marketing manager added. Pirates is inviting all diners who want to have a gasp of unique type of venue and also encourages them to come in groups to fully

enjoy the ambiance and offerings. They could be found at Lapasan Highway, Cagayan de Oro City. Dining service is from 8am to 12 midnight, while the use of KTV bars and function rooms could be extended until 3am.

Avast! Me hearties!, dig in on this full rack of Pirates bestseller Babyback Ribs and Kinilaw Malasugue!

Tuna Dynamite Eat at your own risk!

Ginataang Casili (Eel) and the Pirates crispy crablets.

Yo Ho Ho! King Crab and a bottle of rum or vodka, up to you...

Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 17, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 17, 2015)

Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 17, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (September 17, 2015)