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DOE inspects gas stations, LPG stores in CDO, MisOr CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The Department of Energy (DOE) during their joint focused inspection in gas stations and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets from 3 to 7 August 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental looked into the quantity and quality of liquid petroleum being delivered to consumers.
City Council to hold the 100th session on Sept. 7
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5 slain Reds positive of gun powder burns CAGAYAN de Oro City-The bodies of the five members of the New People Army (NPA), slain during an encounter with the government forces in an outskirt village of Mendiz in Pangantucan town in Bukidnon on the third week of August, turned out to be
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CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The City Council on this trading capital would hold its 100th regular session on Sept.7, a Monday, the Council Secretariat announced on Thursday. The first regular session Signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between World Bank PH represented by Country Director Motoo Konishi (left) and Fr. Roberto C. Yap, S.J., Xavier University- of Cagayan De Oro City, Ateneo de Cagayan President establishing XU as the 18th member of the PH Knowledge then, a municipal town was
positive with gun powder burns, the military said yesterday. Two days after the encounter, the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) of Bukidnon Provincial Crime Lab led by Chief Insp. Development Community. (KDC) Photo by Mike Baños, NPN Ellen Avanzado conducted See slain, page A11
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Armm, Maguing town hold ‘3rd People’s Day’ By SONNY V. SUDARIA Armm Buraeu Chief
MARAWI City -- The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and the local government of Maguing, and the provincial government of Lanao del Sur jointly served thousands of residents during the holding of the 3rd People’s Day held recently at the grounds municipal hall. Maguing town Mayor Mamaulan “Panga” A.
Molok Mayor said government agencies arrived in his town to give free services during the People’s Day. Molok said the activities were spearheaded by the provincial government of Lanao del Sur under Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr. and the ARMM representative by Assistant Regional Secretary for Lanao del Sur convergence Datu Amenodin Tanay Cali. See hold, page A11
Marawi City. Sharing services on 3rd Peoples Day. ARMM government agencies give free public service extending this town AFP 103rd Brigade Commander Col. Roseller G. Murillo (INF) GSC PA, Campo Ranao, Marawi City, seated from right standing Hon. Mamaulan “Panga” A. Molok, Mayor of Maguing Lanao del Sur delivered his inspirational talk spearheaded and give thanks to responding agencies and constituents in warming support to this events and Hon. Datu Amenodin Tanog Cali, Assistance Secretary ARMM Convergence. Photo By Sonny V. Sudaria-ARMM Bureau Chief
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SurNor town holds public hearing on local investments, incentives code
LAVER, Surigao del Norte – In its effort to further accelerate the economic growth of this municipality, the Sangguniang Bayan conducted a public hearing on the proposed Local Investments and Incentives Code (LIIC) held recently at Claver Municipal Gym, this province.
The presentation of the proposed ordinance was done by councilor Tresa P. Placencia, the primary sponsor of the said legislation and councilor Nilson B. Ocon. The public hearing was attended by government officials of the municipality and different barangays,
representatives of the existing mining companies, business sectors and different community organizations. The local legislation is in support to the economic development agenda of mayor Eddie P. Gokiangkee aim to attract more private investments in different sectors.
The local officials realized that it needs to pursue a more balanced development of the municipality to be sustainable in the long term and not just totally rely on its booming mining industry. Although its huge nickel deposits can still sustain operation of the existing
companies for the succeeding years, the local government pushed for the development of different sectors which they think will sustain the growth of the economy and provide employment of the local manpower. Among others, some of the priority projects
proposed to be given local tax incentives includes eco-tourism, agri-business, light manufacturing industries, aqua-culture, housing development, environment and waste management. Interested investors need to have at least a capital investment amounting to See hearing, page A5
Balay Mindanaw, Tagum Cooperative win Galing Pook’s 1st Citizenship Award
A pile of baled fiber made out of coco coir is ready for export. Around 70 bundles of baled fiber is produced weekly by the Malingao Community Service Multipurpose Cooperative (MCOCO), a recipient of a livelihood support from the Mindanao Rural Development Program. (Jay Rosas)
DAVAO City -- Two of three organizations honored for the Galing Pook Foundation’s 1st Citizenship Award on September 1 are from Mindanao: the Cagayan de Oro-based Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI) and Tagum Cooperative of Tagum City, Davao del Norte. BMFI was awarded for “empowering communities in peacebuilding and development,” while Tagum Cooperative was cited for “contributing to both members’ welfare and community development.” The third winner, the Concerned Citizens of Abra for Good Governance, Inc. won for its “communitybased monitoring of government programs and services.” According to the Galing Pook Foundation, the Citizenship Award supports and builds on the core thrust of the Galing Pook Foundation in promoting good governance through its annual Galing Pook Awards. The Citizenship Award was launched this year to search for, identify, rec-
ognize and promote the initiatives of individuals and civil society organizations working with the grassroots “who keep making good in the midst of continuing controversies in the government, socio-economic difficulties that beset not only the Philippines, and the development challenges brought about by the adverse effects of climate change.” It also recognizes individuals and institutions that continue to “discover opportunities within the existing democratic institutions and venues; who creatively find, utilize and mobilize wealth from available resources; and who keep producing and adding more values for social good, with and for the people and the communities they work with.” Kaloy Manlupig, BMFI Chairman Emeritus, received the award on behalf of BMFI during the awards rites on Tuesday night, September 1 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay. Manlupig thanked Galing Pook Foundation for
the “historic honor.” “We humbly accept this award, as we thank you for recognizing our efforts to be good citizens, making the principles of good governance truly alive. We also accept this award as a challenge for us to pursue our effort to spread the good news that there is hope for our country when citizens and government help each other,” Manlupig said. “We are thankful for the space entrusted to us by our partners - the citizens and local governments of the barangays, towns and provinces, the tribes, the basic sectors, the Moro,Lumad and Christians of Mindanao, the government agencies, our resource partners, and most specially our families,” he added. He also thanked his colleagues at Balay Mindanaw for the “continuing journey together.” BMFI was set up on May 8, 1996 with a mission statement of “Helping Build Empowered Sustainable Communities. Helping Build Peace in Mindanaw” in pursuit of its vision for Kaangayan, Kalambuan, Kalinaw sa Mindanaw, sa Pilipinas, sa Kalibutan (Equality, Development, Peace for Mindanao, for the Philippines and for the World). Tagum C o op erative started in May 1967 as the “Holy Name Society” of Tagum Parish with a handful of members and an available share capital of only 80 pesos. Today, it is a multiawarded cooperative with See win, page A11
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DOE inspects gas stations, LPG stores in CDO, MisOr CAGAYAN de Oro City -- The Department of Energy (DOE) during their joint focused inspection in gas stations and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets from 3 to 7 August 2015 in Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental looked into the quantity and quality of liquid petroleum being delivered to consumers. Together with the local government of Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Philippine National Police (PNP), DOE inspected using a calibrating bucket the delivery of liquid petroleum. Per dispensing pump, perfect calibration must be zero; meanwhile tolerable delivery is up to -50ml. Aside from quantity, DOE also took samples of the liquid petroleum of gas stations especially on biofuels where adulteration of the product is a prohibited act.
According to Engr. Renante M. Sevilla of DOE during their Information Education Campaign (IEC) in Cagayan de Oro on their last day of inspection on August 7, 2015, there are 6,000 gas stations and 200 auto LPG outlets in the country. He said, in a gas station there must be warning signage, price board and fire extinguishers. He also campaigned against illegal trading such as bote-bote, wherein gasoline are put in Coke Litro bottles and sold on the sidewalk. He said that we must help each other especially with the lo-
cal government unit (LGU) to resolve this issue. On the other hand, he also discussed LPG industry rules specifically the illegal refilling of cylinder. He says consumers cannot refill cylinders, only authorized companies. Meanwhile consumers must take note of fake seal or no seal on LPG. Sevilla said that because of the Oil Deregulation Law, prices of gases depend on international market. However, he emphasized that DOE is far beyond oil pricing but further lends to gasoline station through Financial Assistance Program. DOE is also into the Energy Reform Agenda, Initiatives for Cleaner Air with objectives to shift to cleaner alternative fuels and improve petroleum fuel quality. Meanwhile, Nilo Geroche
of DOE Mindanao Field Office said that LGUs have very important role in terms of business licenses. He discussed Industry malpractices and urged players to know the ins and outs of the business. Some give under delivery of gas in stations because they don’t want to know the rules and regulations, he added. In terms of LPG, Geroche encouraged consumers to look for DOE weighing scales to weigh the cylinders when buying for the home. He also reminded consumers not to store LPG cylinders in enclosed kitchen cabinets and keep LPG cylinders six feet away from electrical points and other sources of fire/ignition. And buy only LGP in cylinders with Philippine National Standard (PNS) markers. (JMOR/PIA10)
PEN AND INK. Perry Lequigan and Alfaroq Kadir, members of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Davao chapter, show sample pen and ink pieces to be exhibited and sold in Museo Dabawenyo until the end of September 2015. The exhibit will be for the benefit of a Badjao Community in Davao City so they can buy chairs for a classroom being constructed. MindaNews photo by Jesse Pizarro Boga
Pen and ink art pieces for Badjao community ByJesse Pizarro Boga of MindaNews
DAVAO City--The Davao chapter of the Guild for Upholding and Harnessing Indispensable Talents (GUHIT) Pinas is staging a pen and ink art exhibition for a cause at the Museo
Dabawenyo in Davao City until the end of September. Perry Lequigan, one of the artists who lead the group in Davao, said that their exhibit, called “Unity in Diversity,” will feature at least 30 pen and ink pieces. See pen, page A11
PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez attends a short meeting with the former Vice-President of Taiwan, Hon. Annette Lu, during the latter’s visit to the Philippines. Vice President Lu discussed the importance of peacefully resolving the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea and the importance of strengthening the ties of Taiwan and the Philippines. Cong. Rodriguez requested Vice President Lu and the officials of Taiwan to support the Triple Action Plan of President Pnoy: 1. China to stop all unilateral actions in the area including the reclamation of islands in the Spratlys; 2. China to sign a Code of Conduct over the West Philippine Sea; and 3. China to agree to solving the dispute peacefully in accordance with International Law and join the compulsory arbitration. Also in the meeting are Senator Bongbong Marcos, Abante Mindanao Rep Maxie Rodriguez, Cong Ferdinand Romualdez and Cong. Leopoldo Bataoil. KD
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corridors of power and the portals of the halls of justice. As expected, we welcomed “white wash” investigations and “prejudicial decisions.” We believed in democracy, but criticizing the ills of the government and the corruption of the people behind the reign of power would mean political persecution. We express sympathy for the downtrodden and the impoverished, but flaunt the excesses of scandalous living even if the source of wealth is of suspicious origin. Adding insult to injury is our penchant of glori-
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In fact, there are now powerful ideologies with vast and massive following that are now redefining things such that what were clearly defined and considered as universally and immutably true and good before and by the supreme authority of God through the Church, are now considered false, bad or at least as one more option among what some say are the many other valid ones. There is even a clever appeal to broad-mindedness, tolerance and charity, all done to demolish any appeal to absolute moral laws and to build up in its stead and, paradoxically, in a tyrannical and imposing way, a world of moral relativism, of absolute subjectivism which, just by the name itself, is already a contradiction in terms. Notice how the concepts of man, human life and its beginning, marriage, for example, have been redefined to suit some people’s idea of how they should be. Man is practically not anymore considered as a creature of God.
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One of the dirtiest election politics in the world is in the Philippines. We have a country where the politicians are obsessed with power instead of serving the masses of our people. We have a country where politics is a method to destroy the reputation, family, and business of perceived political enemies. We have a countr y where the intellectuals are “bystanders” – who only comment and never take positive actions. We have a country where the paid drum beaters of politicians do not understand concrete issues from personal issues. These drum beaters are rabid that they would attack anybody who would cross the path of the politician cum benefactor. We are a country of “mediocre” people who simply smile amid insults and even when the power that be trampled our rights and well-being. We do not act even if the corruption is glaring before our eyes. Instead, we leave the action to those who control the
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fying the corrupt while persecuting those who truly served the people. All these characteristics are molded into one that we called politics. We want a change. Yes, every election, Tom, Dick, and Harry would rewind an old song broken promises and lies. It is by lying that one wins an election in the Philippines. We believed in pretense and false assurance of infrastructure development, free health care, scholarship, livelihood, economic improvement, and employment. Thus, because our country is poor that “pretends to be rich,” our people have no option other than swallow the deception and accept bribe money from unscrupulous politicians. We sell our votes and are proud to accept the blood money in exchange of our well-being and the future of our generation. It is because we feel that the only option is to partake with the “stolen wealth” of corrupt public officials who enjoy the protection of the state.
Unless we change our attitude and perception of politics, our country is always heading for doom. We will never move to a higher plane of political consciousness where people become conscious of the difference between what is right and what is wrong. We say this because, at the moment, we see only right in what is wrong. More often, we extend support and defend the public officials who are perceived to be corrupt because of the influence around us. It unfortunate though that the people who we trust to provide us the appropriate suggestion on the right people to elect are the conspirators who pretend to be righteous and apolitical. It’s sad that even if these groups of people have skeletons in their closets, the public seem to ignore. Well, haven’t we said that the Filipinos are an obedient people even in times when their rights and personal choices are threatened? Send comments/reactions: email@example.com
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a careful study of their nature. Some products of these redefinitions are now the often-touted concepts of responsible parenthood, reproductive health, feminism, same-sex marriage, etc., that can contain many valid concepts but mixed with wrong ones. Even God, faith, religion, love and nature itself are now subjected to purely subjective interpretations with oneself or some consensus as the ultimate authority to define them. There’s now a lot of confusion, and obviously some sectors with hidden agenda are taking advantage of the situation. This is now the time to reclaim the truth about things, to go back to their original, objective basis. This definitely is not going to be an easy task, but it certainly has to be done, and done without bitterness and hatred, but with patience, charity and utmost fidelity to the very source of truth. The ideal to reach is to attain the exclusivity of truth together with the inclusivity of love.
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He is now his own god and creator, and can therefore think, speak and do as he wishes, beholden to no one except to himself, or to some government or social and political consensus. The beginning of human life now has many possibilities, thus paving the way for the legalization of abortion in the different stages of pregnancy. Abortion can now be resorted to all the way to the full term of pregnancy. Human sexuality and marriage are practically divorced from any objective reference to love and fidelity as defined by the Church and reinforced by
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“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” -Philippians 4:8
see the glass as half full. It may sound simple, but that attitude can make all the difference in your approach to people, situations and environments. The most difficult part is keeping it top of mind. Try remembering this verse and reciting it to yourself throughout the day. Set alarms on your phone if it helps to remind you When you think positive thoughts, you that it’s time to think positive again.
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2nd LnB sa Pilipinas Caraga Chapter Assembly kicks off today TANDAG CIT Y – The three-day 2nd Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) sa Pilipinas, Caraga XIII Chapter Assembly will kick off at the Crown Regency Hotel in Cebu today. All barangay captains in the entire region are expected to come, including the 309 punong-barangay delegation of Surigao del Sur headed by Bongtud, Tandag City Barangay Captain Vicente H. Pimentel, III, who happens to be the LnB Caraga XIII chapter president. Based on the official program of activities, the opening program, which is split into two, will run from 6:00 p.m. up to 12:00 midnight tonight. Among the personalities in the list who will have part in the program include former first district solon Prospero “Butch” Pichay, Jr., Mayor’s League President Vicente Pimentel, Jr. of Carrascal, Governor Johnny Pimentel and Vice-Governor Manuel
Alameda, Sr., all of this province. Besides, all governors and their respective vicegovernors of other provinces comprising Caraga region, including Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr., are in the program roster—Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Matba and Vice-Governor Ramon Bungabong of Agusan del Norte; Governor Glenda Ecleo and Vice-Governor Benglen Ecleo of Dinagat Islands; Governor Sol Matugas and Vice-Governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr. of Surigao del Norte; and Governor Adolph Edward Plaza and Vice-Governor Santiago Cane, Jr. of Agusan del Sur. LnB National President Edmund Abesamis is going to be the guest speaker. The program will culminate with “Liga nightDinner/Socials,” featuring some entertainers. (Greg Tataro Jr., Radyo ng BayanTandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
Development Specialist Rodrigo R. Matabaran explained during the public hearing that the initiative of the LGU in coming up its LIIC is timely considering the present thrusts of the national government to improve the country’s economic competitiveness. He also explained that based on the results of the 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) assessment conducted by the National Competitiveness Council
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not less than P1 million and employment of not less than ten workers. The proposed local investments and incentives code of the municipality fully supports and align with its Municipal Comprehensive Development Plan and Land Use Plan. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Surigao del Norte Supervising Trade and Industry 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 In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that VERTITA V. BILIRAN has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “BASILISA” to “VERTITA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of BASILISA VISITACION who was born on April 15, 1956 at Iligan City and whose parents are Eriberta Enriquez and Camelo Visitacion. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015.
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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 In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that SONIA G. DELA TORRE has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “TESSE” to “TERESITA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of TESSE APOLONIO who was born on October 11, 1953 at Iligan City and whose parents are Dolores Ecoy and Lucas Apolonio. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than September 2015.
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Research and innovation seen to increase competitiveness among ASEAN countries
AVAO CITY -- A key official from Mindanao underscored the importance of investing in research and development to improve the competitiveness of ASEAN economies in pursuit of the objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). At the recently concluded 5th International C onference on Public Organization (ICONPO) held at the Ateneo de Davao University, Undersecretary Janet Lopoz, executive director of the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) said there is strong correlation between the growth and level of economic maturity of economies in ASEAN and their investments in research and development
(NCC), the municipality of Claver was ranked 50th most competitive municipality out of 462 municipalities in the 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities Category throughout the country. The enactment of the LIIC is expected to improve the competitiveness score of Claver in the next year’s CMCI survey, Matabaran added. (SDR/DTI-SdN/ PIA-Surigao del Norte)
and innovation. “Based on studies conducted by the Asian Development Bank and the Japan International Cooperation Agency, research and development play major roles in the creation of development plans that will drive the growth among ASEAN economies,” said Lopoz. She added that research and development will lead to innovations that will improve the implementation of strategies in infrastructure and investments. “We should look into how research and our teachings can trigger more innovation so that we can increase productivity and improve economic opportunities for the larger part of the population,” Lopoz added. In a bid to boost research and development in Mindanao, MinDA established the Mindanao Knowledge, Research and Policy Center, which is
a network of the pool of knowledge and information from the island’s higher education institutions (HEIs), research institutions, training institutions, and service providers. “The context is that we now have to empower the HEIs and research institutions in building their capacities to prepare human resources and bridge the gap between industry, research institutions, and academe,” Lopoz added. She said the network is established with the aim to trigger more innovative ideas and researches that will power the industries and economies of Mindanao. Lopoz said innovation is among the three strategies – investment, infrastructure, and innovation – that is being implemented in preparing Mindanao for the AEC. In the international level, she said the senior officials of Brunei Darus-
salam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMPEAGA) has adopted the Socio-Cultural and Education Pillar in 2014 in their view of the recognition that innovation is a very important strategy to prepare their economies for the ASEAN Integration. B I M P- E AG A i s a n economic co op eration formally created to spur development in the lagging sub-economies of the member countries by boosting intra-EAGA trade, tourism, and investments “With the changing landscape, we hope to see empowered and synchronized higher economic, learning, and research institutions that provide innovative researches and business models designed to increase competitiveness and prepare the ASEAN economies for the much anticipated integration,” said Lopoz. (MinDA/PIACaraga)
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AVAO CIT Y -Health authorities warned that the incidence of Human Immuno-Virus-Anti-Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV-AIDS) is increasing at an alarming rate both in Davao Region and nationwide. The information was issued during the first HIV Summit held in Davao Region today, with the theme :” Sa Tuwid na Daan, Kalusugang Tuluy-tuloy Para sa Pamilyang Pinoy: Stop HIV Now Na,” aimed to intensify the public awareness in halting the spread of the HIV in Davao Region. Dr. Josephine Villafuerte,
city health officer said that from eight persons afflicted with HIV-AIDS, the number now stands at 1,000. She urged persons with HIV-AIDS to avail of the free services and medicines provided by government. “Most of the cases in Davao City are men having sex with men,” Villafuerte said. Noel Palaypayon, deputy manager of the HIV Bureau of the National Epidemiology Center revealed that while cases in other neighboring countries decline, incidence of HIV-AIDS is increasing in the country. He said the Philippines is one of the nine countries
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expressed commitment to all programs that will end indifference, apathy and prejudice to HIV-AIDS. He underscored that in Davao Region, more than one cases of HIV-AIDS are reported in one day. Guingonga said that there were only 40 cases in one month in 2014. “It is now more than one a day,” he said. Guingona also questioned why the pandemic is going down worldwide but going up in the Philippines. He said that the HIVAIDS might become a national security concern if it is not attended, when people tend to pretend that it would affect only a few but not the whole population. “Let us face it and do something about it,” Guingona stressed. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)
Panabo job matching benefits 2,094 jobseekers By Michael Uy
DAVAO DEL NORTE -- More than 2,000 Panaboans acquired employment through the job matching activities of the Panabo Employment Services Office (PESO). Through barangay visitation, the PESO facilitated the placement of a total 2,094 Panaboans to different local companies since 2012. PESO Manager Cherelle Espinosa emphasized that their office have been joining the celebration of the charter days of the barangays since 2009 to conduct job matching activity and to disseminate their other services like skills training and Special Recruitment Activity (SRA) schedule
of recruitment agencies. “Aside from joining the araw ng mga barangay, we also hold job matching activities upon request of the community,” Espinosa said. Data from the PESO reported that since 2012, the city government handled 103 job matching activities. Espinosa stressed that the job matching activity is part of the employment facilitation services of PESO Panabo City. “But instead of waiting for the applicants to come in our office, we make it more accessible and easier for them by holding the activity at their community,” she said. (PIA11, Michael Uy)
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Philam Life renews its partnership with Globe Business, Globe Telecom’s ICT arm, to address its growing connectivity requirements for more efficient operations. Leading the contract signing are Globe SVP for Enterprise Group Nikko Acosta (2nd from left) and Philam Life CEO J. Axel Bromley (2nd from right), together with Globe Business VP for Sales Dion Asencio (left) and Philam Life Head of Information Technology Nilo Zantua (right).
Philam Life renews partnership with Globe Business Philam Life, the country’s premier life insurance company, recently renewed its partnership with Globe Business—the information and communication technology (ICT) arm of Globe Telecom. With the partnership, Philam Life gets access to a number of ICT solutions offered by Globe Business, including Data Services, which enables data access on demand to users regardless of their geographic location; Data Center Colocation, which provides managed space for lease for servers and IT-equipment that run mission-critical systems; and Mobility solutions that power Philam Life agents’ mobile applications. “Globe Business and Philam Life has a longstanding relationship
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MiCab welcomes new LTFRB rules for ride-sharing apps MiCab, the Cebu-based tech startup celebrated for its locally-developed and low cost taxi-hailing app for the riding public, welcomes the new guidelines on ride-sharing apps crafted by the Land Transport and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB). “As more and more Filipinos use app-based services for commuting, the new LTFRB rules can help level the playing field in the industry and ultimately benefit commuters with better and safer app-based car hire services,” said miCab founder Eddie Ybañez. For Ybañez, LTFRB’s setting of new regulations for online and mobile-based transport services goes a long way in providing more convenience and safety to public commuters. “The LTFRB’s new rules make the Philippines the first country to establish guidelines in this brave new world of internet and mobile appbased solutions to public transportation. This is indeed a landmark ruling,” he said. The LTFRB defines private vehicles for hire that use net or mobile apps for booking
and dispatching as a “Premium Taxi.” Under its new rules, premium taxi operators must have at least 20 units in his or her fleet. These vehicles must be brand-new at the time of franchise application, follow the color set by the agency, and have a maximum age of only 7 years. The LTFRB guidelines further state that premium taxis must be equipped with a GPS vehicle tracking and navigation device and an on-board electric fare payment device that can process transactions via credit card or debit card. The said regulation moreover requires an operator to have a facility for booking and hailing via net or mobile apps as well as a workshop and depot with a space of at least 15 square meters per vehicle. Home-grown tech startup MiCab is well-known for the low booking fees of its mobile app cab hailing services with only P10 on top of the regular meter rate. But MiCab VP of Marketing Kenn Costales said the firm also serves as a cab ad-
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CAGAYAN de Oro City— Building applicants will soon be required to plant trees before the city government will issue the needed permits. Councilor Zaldy Ocon, chair of the City Council committee on environment and natural resources, said
his committee is now studying the proposal of some law students of the University of San Carlos in Cebu City for the city government to enact a law requiring tree planting as a condition for the issuance of building permits in Cagayan de Oro. Ocon said his committee has earlier received a letter from a certain Carssa
Natipuesto and six other law students. In the letter, Ocon told the Power, a daily newsletter of the City Council, the students explained that the enactment of an Ordinance will mitigate and reduce the adverse effects of development to the environment in a sustainable manner. Aside from mitigat-
DENR says ‘Pamana’ released in the wrong place By Antonio L. Colina IV and Jesse Pizarro Boga of MindaNews
DAVAO City--Philippine Eagle Pamana would have survived if she was released deep in the forest of the 31,000-hectare Mt. Hamiguitan Range in Davao Oriental, an environment official said Wednesday. In a press briefing at the Ritz Hotel Garden Oases, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) XI director Joselin Marcus Fragada said Pamana was released June 12 in an agricultural area of Sitio Tumalite, Barangay La Union in San Isidro town and not within the 6,834-hectare Mt. Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary. Fragada said that when they released two eagles in the past they did it in mountains that were far enough from the communities to ensure that the critically endangered birds were not harmed. Last August 16, the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) found the female eagle dead, less than a kilometer away from her release site. The monitoring team had noticed the eagle had not moved for six hours on August 10 based on the global positioning system device attached to it. Pamana was rescued by a PEF team in 2012 at Gabunan Range in Iligan City with two gunshot wounds, one on her left wing and another on her left breast. Before her release back to the wild, she underwent rehabilitation in PEF’s center in Davao since April 2012. Fragada said it’s possible that the intention of the shooter wasn’t to kill Pamana for sport. He said the bird could have been
shot while perched on a tree or on the ground. He said Pamana could have wound up in human settlements (and possibly preyed on farm animals) if she was not physically fit to actually fly to the heart of the forest: the wildlife sanctuary. “We need to find that reason that’s why the investigation is taking long,” he said. “The community should be given a chance to explain the demise of the bird and be made to further understand the situation rather than pointing fingers.” Fragada and Ruel Colong, protected area superintendent of the wildlife sanctuary, also said that Pamana would have higher chances of survival if she was released inside the protected area. Colong said that if Pamana had good flying ability, she would have flown to higher elevation instead of staying within the radius of the release site. He said the artificial environment in which Pamana underwent rehabilitation was insufficient to equip her with hunting and other survival skills. He observed that during her release, the eagle was not able to ascend; instead the bird glided down
ing the adverse effects of construction industry, the students said it will also encourage the participation of the community and the business sectors in protecting and preserving the environment. In their proposal, however, the students said the city government of Cagayan de Oro should recommend
the kinds of trees to be planted by applicants. They added the trees should be planted within the vicinity of the applicants’ property or, any vacant space provided by the government. The students cited that the proposed ordinance is in support of Section 16 of the Local Government
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Environmentalist: ‘Strong adaptation measures’ needed vs. climate change SEEING climate change is a matter of life and death, an interfaith pro-climate justice group is inviting the faithful to heed the call of Laudato Si’ by taking on the moral task of securing the public’s rights to basic needs through strong adaptation measures. “Strengthening adaptation measures are more than charity. They are the means by which we safeguard the lives and rights of all people regardless of their social and economic status. Their protection rests in our hands as a movement and as members of the same human race,” shared Fr. Dexter Toledo, OFM, chair of the Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (EcoJIM), in a statement. Moral duty The Franciscan friar pointed out the fight for climate justice is not just an act of kindness or goodwill, but a moral obligation that ensures the rights of all are upheld. “We must take it upon ourselves the valiant task of securing and protecting
people’s right to energy, to sufficient, healthy, and appropriate food, water, and livelihood, and to the security of possessions and homes from climate impacts,” he said. Toledo went on to explain that the task of caring for the environment obliges local, national, and international institutions to fulfill their roles and duties to the people. Transparency “Transparency and accountability, especially in the area of finance, are crucial in transforming our market-oriented and profit-driven system into a people-centered and poorfriendly system that exhibits the concept of common good,” he said. According to him, this duty also means building climate-resilient and stronger communities to protect the vulnerable members of society, especially the poor, who cannot adapt to the changing climate by themselves. Corporate disregard Lamenting how private
and transnational corporations allegedly keep disregarding the common good, Toledo exhorted climate advocates and the ordinary faithful to remind them that the earth and its resources are limited, and that more sustainable practices and means to meet their needs must be used. EcoJIM was officially launched on Aug. 31, the eve of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Formed by convenors of the National Conference on Climate Justice held in July, the faith-based movement seeks to confront a system that members allege uses and promotes the exploitation of natural and environmental resources for their own interest. ECOJim comprises the following groups: Br. Angel Cortez, OFM, NCR regional coordinator, Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (EcoJIM) Gerry Arances, national coordinator, Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ)
and hit a temporary structure. A medical assessment should have been done on the bird when that happened, he said. Fragada concurred with Colong that the hunting capability of Pamana might have changed while she was being sheltered at the PEF for three years and that she might have gone to the communities to look for food. Fragada claimed Mt. Hamiguitan Range was free of hunters and poachers. Lesson learned See climate, page A11 Fragada said he doesn’t want to find fault over Pamana’s death, but cited there could be lapses in monitoring. He said a multi-agency group comprised of DENR, PEF, the military and the local government unit could have done it better. “We’d like to respect their (PEF) so-called expertise. We don’t want to overstep (on their work). Hindi na natin maibabalik ang buhay ni Pamana (We cannot bring Pamana back to life),” he said. But the eagle’s death will help authorities set clearer guidelines on handling the release of endangered species and monitoring them, according to Fragada.”We Fr. Dexter Toledo, OFM, chair of the Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (EcoJIM). See pamana, page A11
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Invest Your Energy in Good Things Special Gospel of the day (September4, 2015-Friday) Luke 8:1921”Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them, my mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it: This gospel is a synoptic to the gospel of Mark that emphasizes the desire of Jesus relatives to see him in personal. What was the reason behind of
their interest to come to Jesus? Mark 3:20-21”and the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. And when his friends heard [of it], they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. This is the reason why Jesus family wanted to meet him since they were concerned to the health of Jesus and status at that time. Take note, Jesus was accused insane because
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voluntarily avoid eating for fasting reason or no concern individual to feed Jesus something to eat at that very busy time. This is what I learned, for everything that we never care and value so much, will be taken away from us. Jesus was taken supposedly by His relatives because of unpleasant news about Him. This means, value anyone in your life, take care the things that entrusted to you by God for you to
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DSWD-Caraga holds Legislators’ Dialogue Butuan City -- Representatives and selected staff of the congress persons in Caraga attended the Legislators’ Dialogue, an activity initiated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-Caraga
of DSWD’s programs and services, we also wish to dialogue about relevant issues and concerns and come up with resolutions to better our service,” said Murih. “Through this activity, we look forward to gain and maintain the active support of the congress persons to DSWD to reach and aid more poor, marginalized, vulnerable, and disadvantaged sectors,” she added. Other attendees of the dialogue are the regional/ provincial program focal persons and provincial action team (PAT) leaders. Along the one-day activity, planning officer Jean Paul Parajes disclosed the physical and financial accomplishments of the Assistant regional director for administration Nerisa T.Murih welcomes the participants DSWD’s core programs as of the end of August 2015. of the Legislators’ Dialogue. Furthermore, regional program coordinator Roy Serdeña of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) discussed about the Partnership Building for Livelihood Assistance (PaBuLSA) for the Poor project as a strong and effective mechanism in increasing the socioeconomic capacities of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program partnerbeneficiaries. The Pep Talk methodology was used by training specialist Glezza Ty, event on August 28, 2015 held at Samping Avenue, this city. Nerisa T. Murih, assistant regional director for administration, said in her opening message that the dialogue intends to apprise the region’s legislators on
the accomplishments of the social protection programs and services implementation of the Department in Caraga. “As we acknowledge the crucial roles of the legislators in the implementation
host, in facilitating discussions. The participants were grouped and asked to discuss and answer the question on how the DSWD and legislators could strengthen partnership for a more effective and efficient delivery of quality social protection programs and services in Caraga region. Drawn out from the discussions are the following: regular submission of accomplishment reports by all DSWD programs to the Offices of the Congressional Districts on a quarterly basis; PAT cum Legislators’ Consultation meeting (quarterly) in order to address issues and concerns and plans to best implement programs and projects; documentation of good practices on partnership for replication; and strengthen partnership with legislators through attendance to program review and evaluation workshop (PREW), program implementation review (PIR), inter-agency meetings, etc. to ensure continuity and to ensure that they can address concerns immediately. Analiza Navia, OIC-regional program coordinator of Pantawid Pamilya, also shared about the proposed bill for the institutionalization of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).
Angelita Amista, Policy and Plans Division chief, expressed thanks to the attendees and highlighted in her closing message the importance of the support of the legislators especially that the budget hearing is upcoming. Meanwhile, the Social Marketing Unit (SMU) shared and distributed DSWD advocacy videos and IEC materials to the participants. The unit also sought the support of partners and stakeholders on the Kaya Ko ang Pagbabago campaign of the Department. The DSWD is a national government agency who missions to develop, implement and coordinate social protection and poverty reduction solutions for and with the poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged. ###(EUNICE G. MONTAOS/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)
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sometime in the last week of August in 1915. Uldarico Akut, then served as the municipal town mayor at that time because he served a term as Mayor in 1912 until 1915. The Secretariat said that the City Council holds a regular session every Monday. However, the regular session fell on August 24, 2015, which was also deferred because of the preparation for the city’s annual fiesta on August 28, 2015. The City Council instead held a “special session” on August 25, 2015 and approved an Ordinance No.12983-2015, which grants Productivity EnThe participants raise their Facebook like icons to signify hancement Incentive (PEI) that they agreed on the idea presented by the facilitator. to all officials and employees of the city government Republic of the Philippines equivalent to one month Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS basic salary. Ordinance No. 12983OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR 2015 also appropriated Publication Notice PHP 48,839,981 from the R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC calendar year 2014 surplus as certified by the Local September 02. 2015 Finance Committee to be In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG made available for the purMemorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the pose. Administrative order No. 1 series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that EDNA J. REPOLIDON has file with this office, a peti The Secretariat said that tion for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate in the absence of the reguof live Birth of EDEL CARLETTE JAINAR REPOLIDON at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are RODEL REPOLIDON and EDNA JAINAR. lar session last August 24, Any person adversely affected by said petition may his written opposition 2015 that would have been with this Office not later than September 22, 2015. the 100th session, the city (Sgd) MARISSA C. NEBRADA council moved the 100th City Civil registrar regular session on Sept. 7, MDN: Sept 4 & 11, 2015 2015.
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want to take steps in the future in the future to prevent this from happening again.” He added they have yet to arrive at conclusive findings what might have caused the killing of Pamana. Colong added they are looking at four factors leading to the bird’s death – the release site, preparations including information drive, Pamana’s physical condition, effective conservation plan, and collaboration system between concerned parties “Was Pamana already prepared to be released in the wild? When she was released, she’d be living and hunting on her own,” he noted. Boost the number The release of Pamana could have boosted the population of eagles in the wild where the agency recorded a pair of eagle — Cabu and Aya — and their offspring in Barangay Cabuaya, Mati City, which is still within the 31,000-hectare Mt. Hamiguitan Range. PEF estimated 400 adult pairs in the wild, considered as “critically endangered” by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. PEF executive director Dennis Salvador said the foundation has 33 more birds under its care. No other eagles were due for release. Killing of any critically endangered species is prohibited under Republic Act No. 9147, also known as Wildlife Act of 2001, which provides “for the conservation and protection of wildlife resources and their habitats.” Community participation Fragada encouraged the participation of communities and other stakeholders to prevent similar incidents in the future. He said that while the suspects have remained unidentified, it would be unfair to prejudge the nearby communities (where Pamana was released). He said the death of Pamana should not be treated like a murder case, but instead involve the communities who can possible help shed light on the matter. Colong explained the information drive might not have been enough to educate the nearby communities. The release site, he said, was near settlements and farmlands. In phone interview, Salvador maintained they conducted sufficient information drive in communities within six kilometers from the release site prior to the release of the bird. PEF said the information drive covered close to 500 adult participants, including community leaders. Almost 200 of these pledged to participate in conservation efforts. It continued the activity after the release of Pamana, reaching out 141 people from other barangays and 3,351 students from 11
schools. Salvador said that contrary to DENR’s statement, the release site is a dipterocarp forest, an ideal habitat for the bird. He pointed out that just because the eagle was disoriented (during the day of the release) did not mean that she was not physically fit. Pamana, he said, was probably just disturbed by the presence of many people around her on that day. Pamana was released to the wild last June 12. Last August 10, she was reported to have been shot by unknown perpetrators; six days after, the bird’s body was found within a kilometer radius from where she was released in San Isidro. “The team noted that radio signals they were receiving at their observation post were in ‘mortality’ mode,” a PEF statement read. This meant either the radio unit came off or the bird died, it said. The team then launched a search to determine the location of the eagle. They recovered her carcass in an advanced stage of decomposition on August 16, near a creek below the thick forest. “The bird was presented wrapped in a black plastic bag with only some portions of her skin, tendons and ligaments on her legs and feet, few blood vessels, feathers, bones and talons remained,” Dr. Ana Maria L. Lascano, attending veterinarian of the PEF, said in her necropsy report. She said a 5-mm gunshot wound was also noticed that caused possible trauma to Pamana, adding a small fragment of a gun pellet was removed. The bird had a bullet hole in her right breast and her left shoulder blade was also shattered. A P600,000 bounty had been put up for the identity of Pamana’s killer. This is not the first time a Philippine eagle was shot dead. On August 14, 2004, a decomposing body of a female Philippine eagle was found in Mt. Apo in Davao City.
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Max de Mesa, chair, Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocate (PAHRA) Fr. Dexter Toledo, OFM, national coordinator, Ecological Justice Interfaith Movement (EcoJim) Sr. Cres Lucero, SFIC, Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) – JPIC Fr. John Leydon, Global Catholic Climate Change Movement (GCCM) Lidy Nakpil, regional coordinator, Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD). (Raymond A. Sebastián / CBCP News)
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Lequigan and fellow artist Alfaroq Kadir spoke as among the guests in Tuesday’s Art Talk in Park Inn
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by Radisson Davao. They also showed some of the pieces that they will exhibit. These seemingly unassuming media (ballpoint pen, tech pen, brush pen, colored pen, felt point markers, etc.) create compelling artworks that are vividly colored and skillfully illustrated. The exhibit’s beneficiary are the Badjao community of Canaan in Matina Aplaya in Davao City. The group intends to generate funds so they can buy 20 quality plastic chairs for the classroom currently being constructed in Canaan. Rey Sugarol, president of GUHIT Pinas Davao, said earlier this year that their group promotes the discovery, enhancement, and use of artistic talents as an act of involvement in common campaigns toward economic, political, social, environmental, moral, and spiritual development. The group, which specializes on the visual arts, encourages young visual artists from all over the country to play their significant roles in the development of communities through art. GUHIT Pinas in Davao thrives in a Facebook group where they connect and share their experiences and ideas in making art. The group currently has over 2,000 members. Sugarol said that most of their members are young professionals and university students who came to love art as their passion.
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post-mortem processing of the five suspected dead NPA members that was brought to Lao-as Funeral Homes, Valencia City. Four days after, August 25, 2015, the result came out and all of them were positive of gunpowder nitrates contrary to the claims of their relatives that they did not fired any firearms and are just an ordinary and innocent civilians in the area. During the encounter, two soldiers—2Lt Alvin Balangcod and Pfc Virgil Rubante were wounded. They were brought to Bukidnon Provincial Hospital, Maramag Bukidnon for immediate medication. Troops recovered one AK47 rifle, 19 backpacks containing personal belongings, medical supplies, food and subversive documents with high intelligence value from the encounter site. “All evidences and results already speak for it. The wounding of our soldiers is clear evidence that there is an encounter,” said Col. Jesse Alvarez, 403rd Infantry Brigade commander. Alvarez also said the mere presence of military in the area is legitimate. Government troops operate because there was a situation in the area that needs to be addressed. “Rest assured that we strictly adhere to the provisions of Human Rights, International Humanitarian
Law, and the Rule of Law,” he said. Meanwhile, Major Gen. Oscar T Lactao, commander of 4th Infantry Division (4ID) said: “It is unfortunate that this incident has happened. We extend our condolences and express our sympathies to the families of the dead NPA members. Your family should have been alive by now. Through our local government, we have extended the necessary assistance to the bereaved families especially in giving a descent burial to our fellow countrymen.” (4ID/ PA)
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He said other government line agencies in the province like the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) headed by C ol. Roseller G. Murillo (INF) PA, 103RD Brigade Commander, and civil society organizations were also present at the People’s Day. The one-day People’s Day open house activity aims to provide the beneficiaries free legal services, holding of peace dialogue, and peace building with focus on livelihood assistance especially n backyard farming and animal raising. It was participated in by the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), Lanao Sur Electric Cooperative (LASURECO), EcologicalSolid Waste Management (ESWM), Department of Education (DEPED), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR and others. Youth Organization like the Bangsamoro Youth Coalition for Peace and Development (BYCPD) AND Bangsamoro Youth Affairs (BYA) also participated in the activities. ESWM displayed photos and newspaper of their achievements. They also campaigned for the segregation of wastes to help clean the Islamic City of Marawi. The IPHO serviced the people who went at the gymnasium their medical services like urine test, blood test, body mass, circumcision for young boys and dental services. The DepEd conducted an Essay Writing Contest, Poster Writing Contest and extemporaneous speech for the students in which they gave prizes to the winners. DSWD gave free consultations and updates on their programs like the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipinas no Programs (4Ps). They also gave free counseling services. TESDA promoted its training programs for the out-of-school-youth and for those who are interested in training and developing their skills.
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