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Lack of power supply plunges Mindanao regions in darkness Volume IV, No. 057 web portal:


ZAMBOANGA City is experiencing 9-hour rotating brownouts while other power distributors imposed 2-5 hours blackouts due to lack of power supply from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). See prices, page A5

Rufus laughs off ‘treason’ charges By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City– –A lawmaker who sponsored the approval of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) on Thursday brushed aside the threat of treason. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of the second district of Cagayan De Oro City, said that the lawmakers who pushed for the approval of the BBL are not liable of treason. See laughs, page A11

Rewards await home buyers of Filinvest

THE Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) is rewarding its home buyers through a raffle promotion dubbed “Filinvest 60 for 60.” The promotion runs from July 3 until September 30, gives 60 lucky Filinvest home buyers of selected Filinvest properties of its Futura Homes, Filinvest and Filinvest Premiere brands a chance to win P60,000. To qualify, the reservation fee of purchased FilinMEDICAL MISSION. Second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy cracks jokes with the some of the beauticians and vest home must be paid in beneficiaries during the recent medical mission initiated by Rep. Uy with the support of her husband, Villanueva full from July 1, 2015 town Mayor Julio T. Uy, through the Panaghiusa Dalan sa Kalambuan. Photo courtesy of Dodo Canoy

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Greening Program target for Lumads declared 2015 is 65% complete: DENR-11 Mindanao solon persona non grata

DAVAO City––The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region XI completed 65 percent of its target for the National Greening Program

(NGP) this year. In an interview Thursday, Forester Gloria Suboan, chief of the Production Management Section and Conservation and Develop-

ment Division of DENR XI, said the agency’s target for this year is 18,810 hectares. The agency is eyeing to plant at least 500 See greening, page A11

By Antonio L. Colina IV of MindaNews

DAVAO City––North Cotabato Representative Nancy Catamco has been barred from entering the Haran Evacuation Center in Davao City after she had been declared persona non grata over her derogatory statement against the lumad evacuees last July 14. In an inter view Wednesday, Kerlan D. Fanaqel, secretary general of the Pasaka Confederation of Lumad Organization in Southern Mindanao, told reporters that Catamco insulted the lumads for calling their children “stinky” and for question-

ing the legitimacy of the datus as leaders. “She can no longer set foot on our evacuation center,” he said. The lumads are in a facility run by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP). Fanaqel added that Catamco, chair of the House Committee on Indigenous Peoples (IPs), is missing out the whole picture on the real situation of the lumads after military forces entered their respective communities. “For taking side with See solon, page A11

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C AG AYA N d e O r o City––The drop in world oil prices is taking a toll on Bureau of CustomsDistrict 10 target for 2015, particularly missing a hit is the Mindanao Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental.

Atty. Ruby Cladia M. Alameda, acting port collector, Northern Mindanao District, said her district has a P10-billion collection target for 2015. As of June 30, it has yet to collect the amount of some P400,000 to half a million in collections. Alameda said the drop in the world market of oil prices has reduced the entry of shipment via the MCT in Tagoloan and other

ports of entry in Northern Mindanao district. Northern Mindanao district consists of the ports of Cagayan de Oro in Macabalan; MCT in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental; and Iligan in Lanao del Norte. As this developed, the Bureau of Customs now under the leadership of Commissioner Alberto D. Lina has started the reshuffle of

port collectors and other key officials to revamp the agency’s performance and provide rev up collection targets. Samson R. Pacasum, MCT-Tagoloan acting subport collector has been assigned to General Santos City, swapping position with Pendatun B. Alim, who will be moving from General Santos City to assume as acting sub-port collector of MCT-Tagoloan.

Alameda said collection is somehow being sustained by GN Power, which has an ongoing construction in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte. GN is putting up a coalfired power plant in Kauswagan with containerized shipments coming through the MCT or Iligan ports. Having significant assignment with MCT’s operation is Alvin Y. Enciso, Intelligence Officer II.

“Sana dumadami (We hope for more shipments to come), although collection for Cagayan de Oro’s Macabalan port has already surpassed its target,” Atty. Alameda said. As of June, Macabalan port has already collected P1.2 billion out of its P1 billion target collection for this year. BOC has 17 collection districts and 37 sub-ports nationwide.

DIGOS City, Davao del Sur – The province of Davao del got the highest rank as the most competitive province in the country in this year’s National Competitiveness Council’s Cities and Municipalities Index (CMCI). The result was based on a performance assessment of 1,120 local government units (LGUs) as to the programs they implemented to improve economic dynamism,

government efficiency and infrastructure competitiveness in their respective areas. The provincial ranking is a new feature for this year’s CMCI and Davao del Sur is the first province to receive this award under the provincial category. In his utmost desire to transform Davao del Sur as the best investment hub in the South, Governor Claude Bautista has undertaken bold

steps to establish infrastructure projects to back up the current investment activities in the area. The infrastructure projects include improvement of road networks in the rural areas and enhancement of support to agricultural infrastructure facilities to improve farm outputs. Gov. Bautista’s remarkable support to rice enhancement program also led the

province to receive an award as one of the best rice performing province in the country for 2014. His initiatives to enhance public health care programs and efficiency on hospital services for the poor also generated national awards for the province from the Department of Health. The National Competitiveness Council initiated

this program, aligned with the goal to improve the country’s overall competitiveness, through collaborative efforts between the national and local government agencies, and the public and private sectors. For this year, the Province of Cebu got the third place, Province of Misamis Oriental got the second place, and the province of Davao

Del Sur was awarded the most competitive province for 2015. The Competitiveness award was given during the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit held at PICC on July 16, 2015 with about 2,000 delegates from Local Government Units all over the country, national agencies and private organizations. (PGO-Davao del Sur)

By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent and CHENG ORDOÑEZ Associate Editor

Davao del Sur ranks first as Most Competitive Province

Classroom Climate: It’s Impact on Pupil’s Education By JenemEr B. Puyos T-III San Jose Elementary School Quezon I- District

Classroom education refers to the factors that within the classroom setting. Such factors are the physical aspects and the pupil-teacher relationship. Pupils may learn


better when they feel safe and comfortable inside the classroom. Pupils can move freely when they have a clean and safety classroom that frees them from harmful things and with an atmosphere conductive for learning. Pupils have an eagerness for coming up to school and do bet-

ter inside the classroom when they think and feel they are connected to their teacher. Knowing each other’s strength and weakness is one way of helping one another to achieve its common goal up to school and to make the learning process more effective.

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Matalam, Cotabato Publication Notice R.A. 10172 July 13, 2015




22nd/31st Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Real properties declared in the name of the Late TIRSO S. CHAN, identified as parcels of land, denominated as Lot No. 6186, covered by Tax Declaration No. G-016339, with an area of 160 sq.m. and Lot No. 6425, covered with Tax Declaration No. G-016340, with an area of 894 sq.m., all located at Yumbing, Mambajao, Camiguin, are the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT (AMONG HEIRS OF SAID LATE TIRSO S. CHAN) WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, sold in favor to GIDEON G. GASINO, executed by heirs, under the notarial Registry of ATTY. HUMPHREY JEFFREY O. ROXAS, per Doc. No. 232; Page No. 47; Book No. XXXVI; Series of 2014. MDN: JULY 10, 17 & 24, 2015

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that RIO MONDRAGON VILLAFLOR has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RIO MONDRAGON VILLAFLOR at Matalam, Cotabato and whose parents are WILFREDO JR. ABALONAN VILLAFLOR and GELYN BALLON MONDRAGON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than August 3, 2015. (SGD) TRINIDAD T. BUTARDO Municipal civil registrar MDN: July 17 & 24, 2015

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What is missing with Puno’s BSBP? LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I shall hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their land…” (2 Chronicles 7:14, the Holy Bible). -oooWHAT IS MISSING WITH PUNO’S BSBP? It is always a pity, as far as I am concerned, when well-meaning, credible, and intellectually-proven men and women come together to seek honest-to-goodness and substantial changes for our country and our people and yet miss out on one important---if not the most important---element of beneficial change. With due respect, this is what bedevils the establishment of “Bagong Sistema Bagong Pag-asa” (BSBP), a group that seeks to change the form of government of the Philippines from its present presidential style

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to a federal system. So what if the country’s system of government is changed from presidential to federal, and power is shared by the president with other officials of government, if those who will comprise the new system are the same corrupt and godless and spiritually bankrupt politicians and leaders of government? -oooBSBP’S CHANGES USELESS STILL: Surely, a change in government or political

WHEN I learned that we were to attend an environment forum, I thought, EDITORIAL this is just self-explanatory. ALLAN M. MEDIANTE However, as I listened to the speakEditor-in-Chief ers from the Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment and Ban ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ Toxics, I have picked up a great deal Managing Editor Executive Editor of realities, of which I was not aware. CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING This theme is clear as crystal to Associate Editor Contributing Editor me. I thought of a devastated environment because of the extreme MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda storms, denuded forests caused by Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor the illegal loggers, clogged drainages GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit from irresponsible people’s wanton Motoring Editor Photo Journalist trash-throwing, and so on. But, as I felix santillan ROEL CATOTO listened and absorbed what they were EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao explaining, I was just so shocked at Layout Artists the facts presented. PAT SAMONTE I clearly understood the issues irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN about our environment. Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga The Aquino administration was JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG presenting such a pleasant report Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao on its environmental program, such Regional Editors-Northmin as the National Greening Program, AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA protection of endangered species, Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant but, these have been such a big lie,

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longer obey God, enabling them to steal, plunder, and abuse, in the positions given them. -oooTHE CHALLENGE FOR PUNO AND BSBP: I am gravely surprised that BSBP and Puno and their other equally illustrious members--former Vice President Teofisto Guingona Jr., former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., former Budget Secretary Salvador Enriquez Jr. and former UP President Jose Abueva---missed this point. The fact is that Puno, Guingona, Pimentel, Enriquez and Abueva are known not only as honest government officials but as men imbued with godliness and with the Holy Spirit as well. It is therefore unacceptable that in their quest for a better life through substantial changes in the way of life of Filipinos, they seem to have forgotten that real change can come only from a mind and heart

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system is still going to be useless, and will not really yield any benefit for the greater mass of Filipinos who will continue to wallow in poverty, in dissension, and in failures. And that, with due respect, is what BSBP and its leaders like former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, are surprisingly missing. What do we, as a people, really need to change our present corrupt and plunderous system to an honest, transparent, and effective government? It is for everyone to change their mindset, agreeing not to conform any longer to the patterns of this evil and godless world. We, as a nation, must go back to God, and listen to Him all over again by knowing His commands and His Word, the Bible, and then, obeying His directions that guarantee success and prosperity. The fact is that, in most of our lives as a Filipino nation, many no

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with the mining projects that pollute water and encroach on ancestral lands. Where is that so-called “development?” Where did those funds go? Who do we believe in? Why do they have to favor big business and foreign interests? There are so many things running in my mind that really made me so upset. We all know that we are God’s stewards, which implies He has appointed us to use and protect His creation. But, the degradation of our environment is getting worse. Many individuals are being affected, especially the marginalized people. There is also this issue of disposal of the hazardous Canadian trash that was dumped in the Manila port, which also destroys our environment. I am really concerned with how we are being made into another country’s dumpsite. I admit that I tend to throw my trash anywhere, which, I know is not good, but nevertheless,

Be still and know

BE still and know. In other words: Be still and stop your running to and fro. Slow down. Slow down long enough! Yes, we are living in a noisy and hectic world. We also become noisy and hectic, many times. No time for rewinding and turn off the daily din and racket. We all become noisy persons and a troublemaker. Have

you noticed it already? So many times, our relationships with partners, friends, relatives, work mates and neighbors get cracking. Be still and know. Slow down long enough to hear God’s voice too. There is indeed so much God, if we only would slow down long enough to hear His voice. We are so overwhelmed with

I can still do something good for our environment in my own little ways. I just came to realize that we keep on blaming and complaining about the deficiencies of the government in ensuring that our environment is in good condition. Yet, have we asked ourselves that maybe, there must also be a problem with us? Yes, they are the government and they play a big role in our country, but we must not forget that we are also part of this country. So, we must also do our share and heed the call of the times to be able to help at least resolve our environmental issues. The environment forum simply showed us the reality. The government can conceal the truth, but we can still discover the truth from what is false. You have the right if you will choose to be a fool instead of being a tool for change. How about you, are you going to be a fool or a tool for change? (http://

our earthly desires that all we think of it. Yes, God, I want You to do this for me, and I want it now! What a fatal attraction! Learn to wait quietly on Him. When you begin to grasp something of our Lord’s true greatness, you will be truly amazed. Be still and know. Happy Weekend!

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Give You Rest

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

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With so much going on in today’s world,

we take on more stress and anxiety than ever before. While we should always perform our best and make a difference where we can, there are many areas where we don’t have control. Instead, leave those worries to God and put all of your trust in Him. Make a choice today to trust God with all your might and He will answer with peace and love that you can pass on to your family.

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ZAMBOANGA City is experiencing 9-hour rotating brownouts while other power distributors imposed 2-5 hours blackouts due to lack of power supply from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP). In Cagayan de Oro City, the Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (Cepalco) has imposed 5-hour rotating brownouts in the city and other parts of Misamis Oriental. The Cepalco also cited the preventive maintenance shutdown of the 105 MW Unit 2 of the 210 MW STEAG coal-fired power plant of State Power Inc. (SPI) in Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental. Unit 2 has been on preventive maintenance since July 18, 2015 and is expected to get back online on August 16. Cepalco’s franchise area covers 65 barangays of the city of Cagayan de Oro and the municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva, and Jasaan, all in the province of Misamis Oriental, including the 3,000-hectare Phividec Industrial Estate. Earlier, the president of the influential Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation, Inc. (Oro Chamber) said the government is partly to be blamed for the power crisis in Mindanao. Engr. Cerael “Dodong” Donggay, the president of Oro Chamber, said the longhour rotational brownouts in some areas in Mindanao happened because the government failed to appoint competent officials in the Department of Energy (DOE). Donggay said the government has started to appoint lawyers, economists, politicians, and even military as key officials of the energy department after 1998. These people, he added, do not have the needed technical know-how. “Because of the neglect of the government in appointing experts, we are now suffering from brownouts,” said Donggay, the former vice president of the National Power Corporation-Mindanao (NapocorMindanao) who was tasked to manage the Mindanao power grid as systems operations manager. He said that what this

PESTERD BY BROWNOUTS. This family, and other residents, in Cagayan de Oro have to be patient these days as the power distributor, the Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (Cepalco), imposed a 5-hour power interruption due to lack of power supply from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) which was worsened by the preventive maintenance shutdown of the 105 megawatts Unit 2 of the Steag coal-fired power plant of State Power, Inc. in Villanueva town in Misamis Oriental. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit country needs are those people who have a longterm power outlook––and not those people who were appointed because of “political patronage.” L i k e w i s e , D o n g g ay blamed the higher electricity rates among Asia and the ongoing power crisis in Mindanao to the appointment of non-technical people as head of DOE. Although the government has started making moves to arrest the power woes in Mindanao, Donggay said the government still need the “right people for the right job.” “Right people should be in the right job, and that is the fundamental in management,” pointed out Donggay. “If the government appoints lawyer as head of the Department of Justice (DOJ), doctor in the Department of Health (DOH) then, why should the government don’t appoint an engineer for DOE,” Donggay asked. He said the government has already projected the problem of looming power crisis in Mindanao about 12 years ago, but it has failed to encourage the construction of more power plants since 2001 up to 2010.

Mindanao, he said, requires the construction of power plant at an average of 70 megawatts (MW) per year, but it has rarely happened more than 10 years ago thus the brownouts. Solution Donggay said that the so-called power crisis in Mindanao will soon become a “thing of the past” with the implementation of the “Hybrid Economic Dispatch” and upon the completion of the ongoing construction of power plants in Mindanao. Currently, he said power plants are constructed in Misamis Oriental, Davao, General Santos City, and in Lanao area. Aside from the construction of more power plants, Donggay said that his group with the help of other business groups in Mindanao is helping the Napocor implement the Hybrid Economic Dispatch. Although not an ultimate solution, he said the dispatch can help lessen the impact of brownouts. The dispatch called for a 24/7 operations of all diesel plants in Mindanao. In Davao City, the Davao Light and Power Company has increased to two hours the rotating power interrup-

tions in its franchise areas, as it continued to receive power supply deficit from the NGCP. Davao Light’s Corporate Communications Officer Roiss Luga said NGCP imposed a 130MW deficit or curtailment in the Mindanao grid, prompting them to implement its one-hour rotating power interruptions beyond the schedule which is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, NGCP advised an increase in the power supply shortage in Mindanao from Monday’s 60 MW to 130 MW as of Tuesday. This situation has forced Davao Light and Power Co. to increase again the duration of its rotating power interruption from a maximum of one hour to two hours. Luga disclosed that the peak demand on Tuesday for the entire Davao Light franchise is expected to reach as high as 325 MW. However, there’s still a huge shortage despite the power supply that Davao Light gets from Sibulan and Talomo Hydropower Plants, Therma Marine Inc., and its standby Bajada Power Plant, Luga said. Give n t he u nst abl e power situation, Luga said

the duration of the rotating power interruptions may increase or decrease depending on the level of curtailment imposed by the NGCP at any given time of the day and the variability of the load of Davao Light relative to the time of the day. Meanwhile, the Mindanao Power Monitoring Committee (MPMC) noted water levels of Lake Lanao and Agus and Pulangi dams continued to drop in the past few days, breaching critical points as of 21 July 2015, based on data from the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) Mindanao Generation. This was disclosed by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDa) on Wednesday. MinDa said the water level of Lake Lanao is at 699.24 meters above sea level (masl) as compared to the previous 699.26 on 17 July 2015. The normal high water level for the lake is at 701.10 masl, while the minimum operating levels is at 699.15 masl. The water level of Agus 4 stands at 358.31 masl, which is nearing its minimum operating level of 357 masl, and is lower as compared to 358.88 masl a couple of days ago. The dam has a normal

high water level of 359 masl. Further, Pulangi 4’s water level is at 280.40 masl as compared to the previous 281.02 masl. The dam, which is located in Maramag, Bukidnon, has a normal high water level of 285 masl and minimum operating level of 282 masl. It is currently churning out just 20 MW out of 250 MW capacity, largely on account of siltation. “The low water levels of the dams, which provide around half of Mindanao’s power supply, has brought down the capacity of the hydropower plants of the Agus-Pulangi Hydropower Complexes. This resulted in lower power supply in areas in Mindanao,” MinDa office said in a statement. As of 1 p.m. Wednesday, the NGCP noted that Mindanao has a power deficiency of -248 MW. This prompted Distribution Utilities and Electric Cooperatives to undertake measures as necessary such as voluntary load curtailment, activation of the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) and tapping of embedded modular generator sets. Based on the latest monitoring of the MPMC, rotation brownouts for each Distribution Utilities and Electric Cooperatives in Mindanao are averaging at one to four hours per feeder. On other hand, MinDa said the Zamboanga City Electric Cooperative (ZAMCELCO) is implementing one of the longest rotational brownouts at a maximum of nine hours per feeder, an average of seven hours, and a minimum of five hours. The Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative (ZAMSURECO) 2 is implementing a five hour brownout per substation while the Sultan Kudarat Electric Cooperative (SUKELCO) is implementing a five hour brownout per feeder. Surigao del Norte (SURNECO) is also implementing a 4.5 hour brownout per feeder in their franchise area. The South Cotabato Electric Cooperative (SOCOTECO) 2 remains unaffected with load shedding, with modular genset providing stop gap supply. Likewise, the Davao del Sur Electric Cooperative (DASURECO) is also not implementing any rotational brownouts due to their 12 MW modular genset. A report from the Philippine

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Mindanao solon hails signing of anti-trust, cabotage bills


AG U M C I T Y, industry. In a fitting ceremony in Davao del Norte Malacañang attended by leaders - A Mindanao of both chambers of Congress, the lawmaker hailed Presi- president signed on Tuesday (July the Philippine Competition dent Benigno Simeon 21) Act and the Foreign Ships CoAquino III for signing Loading Act that amended the into law two landmark 50-year old Cabotage Law. Davao del Norte 1st District measures that aim to Congressman Anthony del Roboost the country’s eco- sario sees the new laws are “a nomic growth through game changer” in the Philippine fair competition and economy. The legislator, who is among liberalized shipping the principal authors of the anti-

greatly boost the country’s preparedness for the ASEAN economic integration in December. He is happy that the oldest economic bill was finally passed into law to level the playing field and protect consumers, besides allowing the country to partake of the untold benefits of globalization. “The comprehensive competition law will allow us to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by the ASEAN market integration,” he beamed. Under the law, a Philippine Competition Commission will trust law, said the measure will

be established to prosecute those engaged in unfair and deceptive trade practices. Entities guilty of engaging in unfair business practices will also be penalized with fines reaching up to P250 million, with amounts adjusted for inflation every five years. Violators may also face up to seven years in prison. As co-author of the amendments to the Cabotage Law, del Rosario further revealed the act aims to promote competition in the shipping industry by allowing foreign vessels to transport passengers and cargoes between

ports within the domestic waters. It repealed provisions of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines that limited the right to engage in trade within the Philippine coasts only to vessels carrying a certificate of Philippine registry. “The law will relax our cabotage restrictions to lower the shipping cost and make our shipping industry competitive,” he said, stressing its favorable impact on the nation’s economy in view of the regional integration.(noel baguio-PIO DN)

ECC in Caraga region conducts meat processing skills trng to seven PWRDs

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

BUTUAN City––Seven persons with work-related disability (PWRDs) in Caraga region were recently granted the first Skills Training on Meat Processing for the PWRDs in the region spearheaded by the Employees’ Compenation Commission (ECC) held at the Butuan Manpower Training Center in Langihan, this city. Skills Training is necessary for knowledge in certain things and then improvement to what has been learned and eventually for competitive development. This is why skills training is very important in a business aspect. One of the ECC benefits is the provision of livelihood assistance through

In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that OMAIRA R. MINDALANO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “ALICMAN” to “ALIMAR” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALICMAN RASUL MINDALANO who was born on September 20, 1987 at Iligan City, and whose parents are Omaira M. Rasul and Alicman U. Mindalano. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015. (Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar MDN: July 24 & 31, 2015

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Butuan housewife one of top 6 2015 Outstanding Rural Women seen that in agriculture, we can make a difference in our community and in our country,” Nelly SeleteriaArangali said. In a statement, DA Secretary Proceso Alcala assured that his department “will continue to support women because women empowerment means a better Philippine economy and better life for every Filipino.”


PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER, Pasay City – The Department of Agriculture (DA) honored the 2015 Outstanding Rural Women in the country in awarding ceremonies last June 19, 2015 at the Philippine International Convention Center here. Among the nation’s top six outstanding women is Caraga Region’s pride, Ms. Nelly Seletaria-Arangali from Barangay Kinamlutan, Butuan City. The 66-year old housewife took the second place. Aside from the honor, the DA awarded her a plaque of recognition and a cash prize of P75,000. The 2015 Search for Outstanding Rural Women is part of the DA’s Gender and Equality Development (GAD) annual activities geared towards gender equality and empowerment of women. It is aimed at giving due recognition to rural women who have shown excellence in their field of endeavor and made outstanding accomplishments in developing the agriculture and fishery sectors and made significant


A CARAGANON AS 2015 OUTSTANDING RURAL WOMEN AWARDEE. The Philippines’ 2015 Outstanding Rural Women awardee Ms. Nelly Seleteria-Arangali (fifth from left) of Barangay Kinamlutan, Butuan City, poses with her husband (to her right), Department of Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (second from right), DA-Caraga Regional Director Edna Mabeza (to her left), DA-Caraga Region GAD Focal Person Isabelita Ocampo, and family during the presentation ceremonies at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City last June 19, 2015. Photo by DA-Caraga.

impacts in the lives of the people in the rural areas. “The Department of Agriculture recognizes the important role of women in the development of the country’s agriculture sector. According to the National Statistics Office, 3.2 million women are into agriculture which is actually 21 percent of the country’s agricultural labor force geared at achieving food security and

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stabilizing rural economy,” said DA Undersecretary for Special Concerns Bernadette Romulo-Ocampo. Nelly Arangali’s willingness to learn plus her passion for the things she is doing gave way for her to excel in the field of agriculture. In her patience to transform her farm from inorganic to a promising sustainable diversified organic farm is a manifesta-

tion of her dedication for agriculture. “I thank the DA for giving me this award and recognition. The intervention of the city agriculture office in terms of providing inputs and new technology is the key to my success. I acknowledge the support of the city agriculture office of Butuan for its technical assistance for the improvement of my farm. I have

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SALVADOR C. ALBARECE, JR., who died on March 8, 2015 at Cagayan de Oro City, the said deceased left a deposit with the Metro Bank, J.R. Borja Branch, Cagayan de Oro City under the following account; Account No. 435-3-43502947-8, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and executed by and between, VIOLETA G. ALBARECE, ALYNN G. ALBARECE, and ALYSSA G. ALBARECE, all Filipino Citizens, of legal age, and residents of Tankulan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS; the abovenamed persons are the sole and exclusive heirs. NOW THEREFORE, we the HEIRS OF SALVADOR C. ALBARECE,JR. being all of legal age and with full civil capacity to contract hereby these present as SETTLEMENT OF THE BANK DEPOSIT left by the late SALVADOR C. ALBARECE,JR. and agree to divide, partition, and adjudicate the same among ourselves equally and share and share alike. Notary public ATTY. JAY S. ALBARECE; as per Doc. No. 432; Page No. 87; Book No. 37; Series of 2015.


Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late IRVIN DAGATAN TANO, who died intestate in Wines, Baguio District, Davao City on July 25, 1996. That the said deceased, at the time of his death, left his share of that parcel of land situated in Blk. 56 (C-2), Lot 15 SIR, New Matina, Davao City, Philippines, which was awarded to his wife by the City Government of Davao through the SIR Program, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into by and among: ROSIE I. TANO, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and a resident of Blk. 56 (C-2), Lot 15, SIR, New Matina, Davao City, Philippines; DARLENE I. TANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and a resident of Blk. 56 (C-2), Lot 15, SIR, New Matina, Davao City, Philippines; SANDRA MAE I. TANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and a resident of Blk. 56 (C-2), Lot 15, SIR, New Matina, Davao City, Philippines; BARBARA CORAZON I. TANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and a resident of Blk. 56 (C-2), Lot 15, SIR, New Matina, Davao City, Philippines; and JOHN WINSTON I. TANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, and a resident of Purok Tabuah, Wines, Baguio District, Davao City, Philippines; is the surviving spouse, while the other parties named above are the legitimate children. The children of the deceased named above have agreed among themselves to waive all their rights, interests and participations over their respective share of the aforementioned property, including all improvements found thereon unto and in favor of their mother, ROSIE I. TANO, who will assume all the obligations pertaining to the said lot. Notary public of ATTY. JOSEPH DOMINIC S. FELIZARTA, C.E.; as per Doc. No. 385; Page No. 77; Book No. LXXXII; Series of 2015. MDN: JULY 17, 24 & 31, 2015

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Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSITA MASANEGRA BUGO has filed with this Office, a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) from “GERTRUDES” to “ROSITA” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 1142, who was born on 16 NOVEMBER 1953 at Gingoog, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are CARIDAD ABAO and CELSO MASANEGRA. 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 JUVYROSE PANCHO TABIOLO 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. 90-1670, who was born on 10 JANUARY 1990 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are NOELA C. PANCHO and CRESENCIO JR. A. TABIOLO. 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 RODELIO NERI GULLE has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ZACHARY CLAIZE B. GULLE, bearing Registry No. 98-2702, who was born on 20 AUGUST 1998 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are AIRENE A. BAELIO and RODELIO NERI GULLE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than _______________.




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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 HANZEL RAE ALIÑABON BANALO 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. 97-1302, who was born on 03 MAY 1997 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are CECILIA ALONZO ALIÑABON and REYNALDO LERIEN BANALO. 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 GERALDINE BUTALID SALVA has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EDILJE BUTALID, bearing Registry No. 99-4359, who was born on 11 November 1998 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are GERALDINE BUTALID and EDILBERTO SALVA. 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 NORMA SANGYAHAN MANDAHINOG has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Date of Birth from “08 APRIL 1965” to “04 AUGUST 1965” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 97-1788, who was born on 04 AUGUST 1965 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are MARIANO MANDAHINOG and LOLITA SANGYAHAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than _______________.

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New rice varieties that can withstand extreme weather conditions put to tests

NO TO COAL PLANT. Anti-coal activists pass by GNPower in Kauswagan, La-

nao del Norte, where a 540-megawatt coal plant owned by a subsidiary of Ayala Corp. is being constructed, Thursday morning (23 July 2015). The protesters started their 92-kilometer march from Maranding in Lala town, Lanao del Norte last Sunday and will end on Saturday in Kiwalan, Iligan City, where another 20-megawatt coal plant will also be built. MindaNews photo by Aubrey Rocin Llamas

THE Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is continuously introducing to farmers through massive adaptability trials new rice varieties that could withstand the toughest weather conditions. The adaptability trials of the new rice varieties in the country is under the DA-PhilRice Green Super Rice (GSR) project. GSRs are multi-trait cultivars that produce higher and stable yield using lesser inputs. The multi-trait varieties are resistant to abiotic stresses such as drought, salinity, alkalinity, iron toxicity, among others. In the course of pro-

g ram implement at ion, favorable outcome was generated highlighting the specific performance of the GSRs under varied conditions. Thelma Padolina, one of the implementers of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program’s Accelerating the development and adoption of next-generation rice varieties for major ecosystem in the Philippines (NextGen) project, said three GSR materials, so far, were formally approved as commercial varieties in saline-prone and upland areas. Padolina said these varieties are NSIC 2014 Rc 390 or Salinas 19 (IR83140-

B-28-B), NSIC 2014 Rc 392 or Salinas 20 (IR8467558-4-1-B-B) and NSIC 2014 Rc 29 or Katihan 4 (IR83140-B-36-B). “These new varieties will be brought to the target areas through the Participatory Variety Selection (PVS) trials for better adoption,” she said. The GSR project for resource poor farmers of Africa and Asia” is a collaborative research project of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Crop Sciences. It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates

Mining industry needed radical change, says Pope THE mining industry, especially in the world’s poorest countries, must make a “radical change” to respect the rights of local communities and protect the environment, Pope Francis said. The companies, the governments that are supposed to regulate them, investors and consumers who use the myriad products relying on mined material “are called to adopt behavior inspired by the fact that we are all part of one human family,” the pope said. The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which had sponsored a reflection day in 2013 for two dozen mining company executives and was preparing another session with them in September, was holding a meeting July 17-19 with small organizations working at the grass roots to oppose mining operations in their countries. Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the council, said his office could not ignore what Pope Francis, in his encyclical on the environment, called “both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.” Italian Comboni Father Dario Bossi, a missionary in northern Brazil and part of an ecumenical coalition representing the rights of communities impacted by mining, told reporters July 17, “Communities in different parts of the world face

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More solar dryers for Lanao Sur

selfie time. A student takes time for a “selfie” while his classmates duck during the earthquake drill at Bukid-

non State University in Malaybalay City on Thursday (23 July 2015). MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

situations of violence and intimidation, illegality and corruption, pollution and violations of human rights because of activities tied to mining.” When local people protest, he said, the response of the government often is to arrest them, rather than investigate their complaints. The mining companies that “affirm they want dialogue with the local communities” often are not

interested in making any concessions or changes in their operational plans, he said;they just want approval for projects that will bring the local community “few long-term benefits.” Speaking at a Vatican news conference, other representatives from groups in India, Chile and Brazil said mining companies — with the approval of local governments — regularly invade and denude the tra-

ditional lands of indigenous peoples and poor farmers, expropriate water used for irrigation and drinking and leave polluted land and water behind. Pope Francis, in his letter, praised the groups for “echoing the cry of numerous persons, families and communities that suffer directly or indirectly because of the too frequent negative effects of mining.” The groups, he said, “cry

for land lost,” for the extraction of riches that benefit only the mining companies, for harm to locals’ health and for working conditions that treat local employees little better than slaves. Theirs, he said, “is a cry of sadness and impotence for the pollution of water, air and soil” and a plea to be consulted when making the terms for new mining projects. (Cindy Wooden/ Catholic News Service)

LANAO del Sur--The provincial government constructed 200 units of solar dryers in different barangays of Marawi City and the province’s 39 towns. “In a province that is rich in agricultural lands and where growing and harvesting crops, such as rice and corn, is the main source of livelihood, a solar dryer is very useful,” Governor Mamintal “Bombit” Alonto Adiong Jr. said. This is a 12 x 12 concrete pavement for exposing crops to direct sunlight under the open sky. Upon lobbying for and receiving the funds of these solar dryers from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 2014, Adiong immediately implemented the project with the local farmers in mind. “Farmers in various municipalities now have a place to dry their crops for free,” Adiong said. “Helping them come up with good quality products and improving their livelihood is our goal. They just need to coordinate with their respective See SOLAR, page A11

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7 more GSIS offices get Seal of Excellence

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Awardees now reach 21

Seven more offices of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) were awarded with the Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for providing exemplary frontline service. This brings GSIS’s total number of Seal of Excellence awardees to 21. CSC officials headed by Commissioner Nieves Osorio awarded the seal of excellence to officials of GSIS headed by President and General Manager Robert Vergara in simple ceremonies held at the GSIS Head Office in Pasay City on July 20. The awardees are the GSIS branch offices in Laguna, Tarlac, Bataan, Cauayan, Pasig, Batangas,

and Palawan. They joined 14 other GSIS offices that received the Seal earlier, namely: Bacolod, Roxas, Aklan, Baguio, Bayombong, Borongan, Bulacan, Butuan, Dipolog, Laoag, Pasay, Surigao, Tagum, and Tuguegarao. The offices each received a wall mountable glass seal and Php100,000 cash reward that they can use to buy equipment and materials for the improvement of their frontline service. CSC awards the coveted Seal of Excellence to government offices that obtained Excellent ratings in the Anti-Red Tape Act Report Card Survey (ARTARCS) and have no pending ARTA-related complaints in the centralized government help desk called Contact

The FELY’S JEWELRY & PAWNSHOP – Cagayan de Oro, in connection with their 22nd year anniversary of doing business in this city, and at the same time wishes to remain as always a “Responsible Community Partner” will again conduct a FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL OUTREACH CLINIC. This year, we choose Barangay Lumbia as our beneficiary barangay. This will be on August 06, 2015. The Free Clinic will start at 9:00 o’clock in the morning and will end until 12:00 o’clock noon or until all the prepared medicines are disposed. This is a joint project of FELY’S JEWELRY & PAWNSHOP and the CITY HEALTH OFFICE of Cagayan de Oro City headed by Dra. Fe C. Bongcas. This yearly project became successfull through the great help of the Medical Team from the City Health Office who devoted their time and effort with us in attending to the patients consultation and other medical processes. Looking back in the past years, from 1997 to 1999, we have conducted “Operation Kontra Bitok” to different elementary schools in this city. We also conducted “Dengue Buster Fumigation Campaign” sometimes in year 2000 when dengue epidemic strikes Cagayan de Oro City. After storm Sendong hit Cagayan de Oro City very badly, we also conducted a relief-goods giving project tagged as “Operation Tabang for the Bagyong Sendong Victims” in the evacuation center at Xavier Heights covered court for the Lower Balulang evacuees/ victims. From year 2000 up to present or yearly, we launched free Medical and Dental Clinic to the different barangays here in the city namely Macasandig, Kauswagan, Puntod, Camaman-an, Calaanan Canitoan, Consolacion, Bayabas, Brgy. 24, Cugman, Iponan, Brgy. 7, Brgy. 15, Macanhan Carmen, Lower Balulang and Macabalan and this year in Lumbia. These said projects signify only that Fely’s Jewelry & Pawnshop stands in its slogan to be always a RESPONSIBLE COMMUNITY PARTNER through constant Involvement in civic services especially in the field for good health. FELY’S JEWELRY & PAWNSHOP have five (5) branches in Cagayan de Oro City where you can run to and can be trusted in times of your needs. You can reach us in our Capistrano Branch – at N. Capistrano corner Cruz Taal Sts., Carmen Branch- at Ipil St., infront of Carmen Public Market, Cogon Branch I – at Osmena/J.R. Borja Sts., Cogon Branch II -at J.R. Borja corner Daumar Sts., Limketkai Branch – at Limketkai Mall beside LTO, in front of parking area A. Being established in Cagayan de Oro City for the period of twenty two years, with God’s grace, we have obtained a little progress so, in return, we have to give back to the community a part of that earnings though conducting projects or programs just for the welfare of its residents such as above-mentioned. Again, Fely’s Jewelry & Pawnshop – Cagayan de Oro is very much thankful to the people of Cagayan de Oro City for their continued patronage and for giving us the opportunity to serve them. Very truly yours, (SGD.) SUSANA S. LOPEZ Area Manager

Center ng Bayan. The GSIS had a dramatic turnaround in the survey, failing in 2012 but bouncing back in 2014 when it did not only get an Excellent overall score but even topped the ARTA-RCS among 1,000 government agencies. The pension fund obtained the highest percentage of offices that have been rated Excellent in the survey corresponding to 67% or 38 out of its 57 offices. In his message, PGM Vergara said “…even as we appreciate the recognition that these awards represent, Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez leads the tree planting ceremonies at the Holcim GSIS will continue to mea- Cement Plant in Lugait, Misamis Oriental, together with ALEBKA Members and his sure its success through the wife, Fenina Rodriguez and Abamin Cong. Maxie Rodriguez during the study tour of See GSIS, page A11

40 CDO Kagawads at said plant last month.

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Stroke survivor thanks DSWD for free medication

Cagayan de Oro City -- Victor Maglangit, 52 of District 2, Barangay Puntod this city has a trouble with walking. He is struggling to balance his body after surviving from a recent stroke attack that paralyzed his left arm and left leg. After his stroke on June 20, Victor was brought to Northern Mindanao Medical Center for medication. During his seven-day admission inside NMMC, Victor felt worried on his hospital bill, the doctor’s fee, and expenses for his medicines. But, after a week, the attending physician advised Victor to go home because he has fastly recuperated from a stroke. Victor immediately told her wife, Marilyn, to inquire on their bill at the cashier of NMMC so that they can look for someone to help them pay the amount. When at the cashier, Marilyn was told by the cashier that they have nothing to worry because the hospitalization, medicines and professional fee for the doctors were all free. “Ayha pa nako nadumdoman nga libre man diay kay Pantawid Pamilya man diay ko,” said Marilyn. (I realized then that they were all free because I am a Pantawid Pamilya beneficiary). In turn, Victor and Marilyn were told by the attend-

ing nurse That they can start packing their things and go home. “Wala jud ko nagtuo nga libre diay to tanan,” told Victor. (I never thought that it’s all free.) Thanks DSWD Victor is diagnosed to have cerebrovascular disease, hemorrhage, right lentiform nucleus, and hypertensive cardiovascular disease after the stroke according to the medical certificate. “Galibog jud ko og asa ko og ibayad dihang nahospital ko last June,” said Victor. (I was confused where to get money to pay when I was hospitalized). In 2012, DSWD and PhilHealth partnered to provide health care for the poor. Some 14.7 million indigent individuals aged 21 and above identified through the DSWD’s Listahanan database of the poor are now Philhealth card holders. Of the total, 3.9 million, Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are enrolled under the Philhealth program, as of March 2014. Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries are afforded with PhilHealth coverage as Sponsored Members. “Nagpasalamat jud ko og dako kay dako kaayong tabang nako ang DSWD, ang Pantawid ug ang PhilHealth,” said Victor. (I thank DSWD, Pantawid, and PhilHealth so much for the great

Do not judge S pecial G ospel of the day (July24, 2015-Friday) Luke 18:914-And he spoke this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men [are], extortionist, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as [his] eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a “sinner.” I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalted himself shall be abased; and he that humbled himself shall be exalted: To do evil has a price. This means let us do what is best and right to avoid punishment. Every wrong act has a corresponding consequence. The Pharisee was right in doing his religious practices and supposedly, all of us will do the same. But because of comparing himself to a certain sinner, his good deeds

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help to me). Because Victor is sickly, he is dependent to the income of her wife from massage. Being a low income earner, Victor was reluctant to be admitted to the hospital since he knew he could not afford to pay for the hospital bill, let alone for the medicines and medical processess that costs far more than what his family earns. But, his wife Marilyn insisted at that time that someone told her that Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries can avail of Philhealth benefits. Marilyn only presented her Pantawid Pamilya identification card to the hospital’s

admission office. Now, Victor is doing daily exercise to immediately recuperate from the stroke. He is helped by his wife Marilyn and their son during the routine. DSWD is also on the process of helping Victor defray the cost of his daily drug maintenance through its Assistance to Individual in Crisis Situation. Today, there are 283,150 Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in Northern Mindanao. These families are identified through Listahanan, a system that generated data of poorest households in the country in 2009. Written by Oliver Badel Inodeo, DSWD Northern Mindanao.


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diminished in the sight of God. The best thing he did was to pray for the forgiveness of the sinner instead of condemning him. This man made a human judgment to this sinner which he was not entitled to do so. In Matthew 7:1-4”Do not judge so that you will not be judged. “For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. “Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? “Or how can you say to your brother, `Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong BalinoEdith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number: 09187148435: God loves you!!!

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the eyes of its members because as we all know service responsiveness, a close sibling to service excellence, is but a journey and not a destination.” Vergara also said that the pension fund merited the awards through the “hard work and passion to serve of the men and women of GSIS.”

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Rodriguez made the statement in reaction to a threat by a former provincial governor of Misamis Oriental that he (Rodriguez) would be liable for treason for sponsoring the BBL unless he would make a public apology. The Cagayan De Oro City lawmaker was the chair of the House Committee that reviewed and initially approved the proposed BBL for plenary discussion. Rodriguez said that the elements of treason are not presented in the case because treason is committed only when a war between two sovereign nations exist. “A person commits treasonable acts when his acts jeopardize the security of the sovereign country and is found helping the other sovereign country during a war,” Rodriguez said. He said that the country is not at war with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) anymore because it already signed a “peace agreement” with the government prior to the drafting of the BBL. “Besides, the country is not at war with other sovereign country because it is dealing with an internal conflict as in the case of the MILF,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said he is not bothered with the case (treason) because he could easily demolish it in the court of law. The controversial BBL became a source of intense debate in Congress after opposition lawmakers questioned its constitutionality on the ground that some of its provisions violated the constitution. Rodriguez said that Congress has already amended or deleted provisions in the proposed BBL believed to be unconstitutional. “I am confident that Congress would approve it in September,” Rodriguez said.

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to September 30, 2015. One electric coupon will be issued to a home buyer for every P500,000 of the total price of purchased Filinvest home, which gives multipleunit buyers high chances of winning the cash prize. However, the number of raffle coupons of multipleunit buyers will be based on the value of each unit purchased. From September to November 2015, FLI will have

three monthly raffle draws where 60 lucky Filinvest home buyers of selected Filinvest projects will win P60,000 cash prize each. “We put great value to our home buyers. And through this promotion, we would like to reward them, help them build their dreams and transform their lives,” said Josephine Gotianun- Yap, president and CEO of FLI. FLI is one of the country’s most-trusted real estate developers with a diverse property portfolio catering to all markets. Currently, FLI has developed over 2,400 hectares of land and more than 600,000 square meters of prime office, residential and retail spaces across the Philippines. To know more about the “Filinvest 60 for 60” raffle promo mechanics, contact 0917-305-8888or you may visit FLI-Office showroom at Ground Floor Bo’s Coffee Building at Don A. Velez Street, Cagayan de Oro City. Check out FLI’s website: and social media accounts: and

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military, for not listening and for refusing to understand the call of the evacuees to pull out the military from the communities, that’s why she has become the spokesperson of AFP,” the lumad group’s statement reads. Unlike in the previous dialogues, the group added that IPs were not given due respect and understanding when Catamco spearheaded it, along with some other government agencies like the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Commission on Human Rights (CHR), and the military. Asked for comment, Catamco was unfazed by the declaration of persona non grata. “I don’t belong to them,” she said during the AFPPNP Press Corps forum at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) Wednesday. “I’d rather be emotional and passionate. Hindi ako marunong maglambing kung alam ko na tama ang pinaglalaban ko,” she added. Some 700 lumads from Talaingod and Kapalong in Davao del Norte and San Fernando in Bukidnon fled their homes after allegedly displaced by military operations. Catamco’s sincerity was also questioned by making a hasty decision in forcing them to go back without looking into the situation of the communities where the lumads live. Fanaqel, who hails from Talaingod, said their community used to be peaceful before the military troops came. He added that the problem on militarization will not be solved, unless mili-

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tary forces be pulled out first before they return to their homes. Fanaqel said Catamco, who identifies herself as a Manobo tribe member, does not understand the culture and the plight of the lumads. On calling IPs as not real leaders, he said the communities already recognized them as legitimate leaders as members of Pasaka even if there’s no government agency that says so, claiming this has been part of the tradition of the IPs. Catamco defended herself, saying that she turned emotional after seeing the condition of the lumads, most especially the children, at the evacuation center. She added that her statement calling the kids “stinky” was not meant for them but for Gabriela Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan. “I was talking to Ilagan, appealing to her as a woman, as a mother... Were you not moved? I was moved by my emotion,” she claimed. In a video presentation, lumads were shown raising their hands when asked by Catamco who among them wanted to go home. “ It’s normal that people raised their hands because they wanted to go home if only there are no military forces,” Fanaqel countered. Catamco surmised that there might be a group who brought the IPs from their homes to Davao because an evacuation would have not been this organized had there been no one behind this. “If evacuees, there are so many of them. We know somebody took them here,” she said. “I was angry because they are being controlled and manipulated.” She said they are set to negotiate with the lumad evacuees again on Thursday but refused to further divulge on how the authorities will go about it. “Tomorrow, you will know about that,” she said. The military was allegedly committing human rights violations against the lumads in Talaingod, one such violation was calling their IP leader Benito Bayao as a member of the New People’s Army (NPA). “Shortly after their return to their homes in February, troops from the 68th IBPA (Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army) with elements from the Alamara trooped to Sitio Dulyan and searched for Benito Bayao, a known leader of the Salugpungan. Bay-ao was not in his home during the event, the soldiers encountering Lorena Mandacawan instead, Bay-ao’s sister. The military told Mandacawan that Bay-ao was a member of the NPA, and was being hunted down by the military,” the statement read. There were also allegations of coercion, threat, intimidation, physical assault and harassment hurled against the military while on a mission in a lumad community.


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Foundation that aims to increase the income of resources-limited rice producers through the development and wideadoption of GSR varieties and corresponding crop management technology. A report from the Philippine News Agency

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barangay leaders for use of these dryers.” Because solar dryers use sunlight for drying, less amount of fuel energy is necessary as compared to artificial drying systems. “They also save time and space,” Adiong explained. E n g r. D i m a s i r a Macabando, Jr. said “the solar dryers also serve as multi-purpose centers for community activities, gettogethers and meetings.” Janisha B. DimaampaoAli, a resident of the municipality of Poona Bayabao, said the solar dryer in their area was used for drying rice grains and conducting of the weekly flag ceremony of nearby schools. “The youth here also use it for recreational purposes during weekends,” Ali said. Azam Macabando of Marawi City said that not only is the solar dryer in Barangay Kapantaran used for the drying of corn but also as a playground for the children. “Various nongovernment organizations also use it for their medical missions,” Macabando said.

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seedlings per hectare, or equivalent to around 9,405,000 trees for the entire Davao Region this year. Of the total, Davao Oriental has the biggest areas to be developed at 5,855 has. Compostela Valley came in second at 5,769 hectares, followed by Davao del Sur at 5,121 hectares, and Davao del Norte at 2,065 hectares. DavOr and C omVal were among t he most hit when Typhoon Pablo landed in the region in December 2012. DENR XI replanted 700 hectares in DavOr and 1,000 hectares in ComVal after Pablo. The areas that have been identified as flood prone based on the geo-hazard maps of the Mines and Geoscience Bureau (MGB) are no longer rehabilitated. “If that’s already identified as flood prone, we are not replanting it,” Suboan said. She said several people’s organizations and companies have been tapped in the implementation of NGP, most especially partnering with the communities to ensure that the seedlings planted will survive. Among the fruit trees that are recommended under the NGP are cof-

fee, cacao, and rubber, which provide livelihood for the communities in the hinterland. Davao City Councilor Leonardo Avila III, who was the former chief of the City Agriculture Office (CAO), recommended the planting of fruit trees under agro-reforestation program, saying that these will prevent the farmers in the hinterland to cut trees, as these will provide them livable income in the long run. “As of now, some POs who joined in the tree planting are now starting to earn. There are also buyers who get supply from them,” Suboan said. Among the objectives of NGP include food security and poverty reduction. Others include biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable development. T h e f ive - ye ar NG P seeks to plant 1.5 billion trees covering 1.5 million hectares nationwide. In the region, the agency eyes to develop 64,183 hectares with 32,348,512 seedlings. The NGP was implemented after President B enigno S. Aquino III signed Executive Order (EO) No. 26 on February 24, 2011. The Davao River Basin Master Plan, which contains the inter ventions of the agency and other stakeholders in the conservation and protection of Davao River, has already been endorsed to the Regional Development Council (RDC) XI and DENR central office. Once approved, Suboan said they can propose for funds to finance the activities related to the protection and conservation of the watershed.

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reformed by spirituality and godliness. Indeed, our country and our people needed a system change, and long ago yet. But it is not just a change in government, not just a change in who will hold the most power in the political arena, that is needed. It is a change towards listening to God and obeying Him that would benefit us all. The challenge for Puno, et. al., therefore, is bringing back spirituality to Filipinos. -oooPLEASE LISTEN: “Ang Tanging Daan” (The Sole Way), a Bible study and prayer session on radio, airs Mondays to Fridays, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at DWAD 1098 kHz on the AM band. For replays, go angtangingdaan or www. and scroll for “Ang Tanging Daan” broadcasts. Phone: 0922 833 43 96, 0918 574 0193, 0917 984 24 68. Email: batasmauricio@

K-12 on the Go… By Mrs. Susan C. Comaling

Prior to the gradual implementation of the enhanced K-12 curriculum, Grades 1, 2, 3, and 4 teachers were trained to make changes necessary for pupils to master required outcomes. Succeeding trainings for the rest of the teacher in higher grades will be conducted to make sure that standards and outcomes are understood and applied properly. In the framing of K to 12 curriculum, one major challenge is to state outcomes, in such a way that they describe students as effective communicator, problem solver and decision makers. Another challenge is to ensure that competencies are aligned to the expected outcomes.

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skills training. And with this activity, the PWRDs in Caraga were given opportunity to learn how to make Longganisa and Tocino at home. This will be the start of their entrepreneurial abilities that could be the door to get back to the mainstream of the society and provide for their families. “This training has given me and my family an opportunity to gain extra money for our daily life. It will be very advantageous for me even if this could be a small time business only. I really appreciate ECC’s service to the workers with disabilities,” said Roberto Miole Jr., one of the beneficiaries of the said training. Apart from him, other beneficiaries were Renato P. Bugwat, Richard P. Estrella, Ruben G. Catig. Leo E. Piquero, Alan L. Madridano and Eleonar P. Brillo. Most of these PWRDs were not able to return back to work after the incidents that happen to them. (Olga Virginia A. Demata, ECC/ PIA-Caraga)


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The Loop gears up for construction with concrete-pouring ceremony The Loop recently held a concrete-pouring ceremony at its site to mark a milestone in the construction timeline of this landmark condominium development. Located at Limketkai Avenue corner Rosario Crescent in Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City, The Loop had its concrete-pouring for the pile foundation last July 11, 2015, following the groundwork that went full swing earlier this year. The ongoing excavation work is poised to go full blast simultaneous with bored piling works. “It’s an exciting time for The Loop. With all the movement in the construction timeline, it’s safe to say general construction can commence towards the 4th quarter of the year,” said Maja Cartagena, The Loop Marketing

A celebratory toast headed by Ms. Emelia N. Lustado, Camella Northmin Cluster Head, Maja Cartagena, The Loop Marketing Head, Violazita Sun, Camella CDO Recruitment Head, with Business Partners and Investors.

Head. The Loop’s pile foundation, fabrication of pile cages, and earthworks have started earlier this year. The first building, North Tower, will start to take shape by 3rd quarter of the year, with its topping off expected in the 4th quarter of 2016. Keeping The Loop’s construction timeline is paramount to its developer, Vista Residences, as it targets to hold its topping off on the 4th quarter of 2016. It is an event much awaited by unit owners as they look forward to seeing the condominium towers take shape and poised to become iconic structures in CDO. “Our homeowners will be pleased to know that we are looking at 2018 for unit turnover, marking another milestone for The Loop,” said Cartagena. She added that amenities such as the clubhouse and swimming pool will also be completed by then. The Loop is a two-tower, 25-storey condominium development located at CDO’s central business and commercial district. It is the first high-rise in Mindanao of Vista Residences, sister company of Camella and the vertical marketing arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista land. Homebuyers are welcome to visit The Loop Business Hub along Rosario Crescent St., Limketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro City, or to call 08888030880r 0917-8102445, email theloopatlimketkaicenter@gmail. com, or check out the website

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