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Foreign, local Muslims gather in Cagayan de Oro for Eid’l Adha By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent
THOUSANDS of foreign and local Muslims gathered at the Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday morning to celebrate the annual Eid’l Adha. See muslims, page A5
Mamasapano mayor worried over innocents tagged as behind SAF 44 killing MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao --Municipal Mayor Benzar Ampatuan expressed concerns over the safety of innocent civilians in his town tagged by a government panel probing the January 25 Mamasapano carnage as among those responsible for the killing of 44 Special Action Force troopers. He said there are innocent civilians identified with the Ampatuans but tagged as members of private
armed group (PAGs) who may have been among the 90 individuals charged by the National Bureau of Investigation and the National Prosecution Service. “I will help them. In the first place, I personally know they were not involved,” the mayor vowed. Ampatuan also expressed willingness to help government authorities in identifying those charged who are members of the Moro See killing, page A11
PRAYER. Some 2,000 Muslims, composed of foreign and local Islam believers, gather at the Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday (September 24, 2015) to celebrate the Eid’l Adha, one of the two greatest feasts of Islam. Mindanao Daily News photo by gerry lee gorit
NPA rebels capture army Sgt. from CDO By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY –The communist New People’s Army (NPA) on Thursday confirmed the captivity of an army sergeant from Cagayan De Oro City in the outskirts of Agusan Del Sur. Allan Juanito, the spokes-
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person of the NPA’s North Central Mindanao Regional Command, said that Sergeant Adriano Delapeña Bengil, 34, of Lapasan, Cagayan De Oro City, was captured last Saturday in the outskirt village of Policarpio in the town of San Luis, Agusan Del Sur. In a statement released
to the local media, Juanito said that Bengil is the Team Leader of the Peace and Development Team of the army’s 26th Infantry Battalion on a community mission in the village of Mahagsay, 33 kilometers west of San Luis, Agusan Del Sur. He said that Bengil was on his way to the municipal
town of San Luis to reported send money to his family in Cagayan De Oro City when waylaid in a checkpoint manned by NPA rebels in Km. 16 in the village of Policarpo, San Luis, Agusan Del Sur Saturday last week. Juanito, however, said that the NPA rebels would
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Hedcor B’non secures P10-B loan for Manolo Fortich hydroelectric power plant project MANILA -- Hedcor Bukidnon, Inc., has secured a Php10-billion loan for its 68.8-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Manolo Fortich. Aboitiz Power Corp., the parent-firm of Hedcor, said in a disclosure from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) Wednesday, it had “obtained loans
and credit accommodations from a consortium of lender-banks in the amount of up to Php10 billion to finance the development, construction, operation and maintenance of its 68.8-MW hydroelectric power generation facility located in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon.” Aboitiz bared that Bank
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is composed of two units, the second unit having a noted that the project is targeted to be completed with the first unit having a capacity of 25.40 MW. capacity of 43.40 MW and The department also by 2017. (PNA)
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the global market, said ITC Chief for Market Analysis and Research Mondher Mimouni during a press briefing on the sidelines of APEC meetings here. “Non-tariff measures are legitimate. We need them to protect human health,” said Mimouni. He however noted that some countries are using non-tariff measures as barriers to trade. “The problem is not fully linked to non-tariff
measures, in most cases. The problem is how non-tariff measures are used or the procedural obstacles that non-tariff measures create,” he said, noting that the price of goods being traded are affected due to required procedures that comply with non-tariff measures. “This (trade facilitation) is what we need to create, in order to reduce the cost,” Mimouni said, emphasizing that trade facilitation could offset the costs resulting from non-tariff measures, through reforms in the business environment, such as by cutting the rates of obtaining certificates and implementing paperless transactions. (PNA) Mindanao Daily TA R PS - STICK E RS - NE WS
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All is gone, but the ‘fighting spirit’ Obviously, the political camp of Cagayan De Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno, Liberal Party (LP), is now feeling the heat of insecurity. His supporters could do no less, but paint a picture of Moreno’s being politically strong following the exodus of his party mates to the camp of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. Nothing is new. In Manila, the LP is also unperturbed of the flight of its party members to the camp of Sen. Grace Poe and Sen. Chiz Escudero. The party’s rabid spokesperson Rep. Egay Erice is on a defensive mood while saying that the LP remains strong and denying the reported departure of party mates. Considering that the LP’s presidential standardbearer Mar Roxas could not find a worthy running mate, the LP has resorted to pulling albeit “forcibly” other disinterested candidates in the like of Rep. Leni Robredo, whose credential is the shadow of her late husband, the former Secretary Jesse Robredo. This is a bad omen. The worst has yet to
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come if some LP leaders would suddenly jump to the boat of opposition standardbearer Vice President Jojo Binay in the next few days. The worrisome scenario of the LP party in the national level certainly affected the local LP leadership too. Undoubtedly, City Mayor Oscar Moreno, a former Lakas-Kampi stalwart, who suddenly changed political color by joining the LP when he ran for Mayor in Cagayan De Oro, could not escape the inevitability of being abandoned by party mates. Rep. Rolando Uy, might have even thought of abandoning Moreno had it not for fear of the Ombudsman,
a graft court, which still probing into the Congressman’s alleged participation in the PDAF scam. While it might sound silly, Uy’s move to stick it out with Moreno is superficial that some of his leaders might even go for Rodriguez on election day. In what appears to be a desperate move, Moreno is trying to recoup his forces while his supporters are lobbying to convince Rodriguez to get back to Moreno’s camp. Moreno might be adopting a strategy of strength in the face of weakness. And, they called this a “win-win” situation. Absurd! Whoever thinks of this approach is blinded not by reality, but, perhaps, by playing ignorance of the actual political condition. Or, perhaps, having debt of gratitude. How could Rodriguez accept any negotiation when Rodriguez believes his political group leads Moreno’s “victory” in the 2013 mayoral race? The Rodriguez camp knows that Moreno has no political turf in the city.
However, there are few supporters in the first district and the second district, which by normal computation could not even carry Moreno to victory in the 2016 electoral exercise. Nobody wants to play favorites here. However, based on actual interviews among the common people, business groups, households, and professionals, the reply is discouraging when one talks about the incumbent administration. Of course, the supporters of Moreno would not accede to the pulse of the masses and would even belie Moreno’s political career is simply coming to an end. “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak,” goes the proverb. However, despite all the negativity and pessimism, it is still a long way to go. There are still a number of surprises along the political trail. Many believed that Moreno is banking on these surprises. Whatever, it is worth looking for at these political gentlemen as they draw their sabers in the political battlefield. -0Send comments/reactions: email@example.com
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a dilapidated vehicle that conks every moment, but they get respect from millionaires and public officials during press conferences. An example of a breaking news. A police officer informed his friend-journalist of an incident taking place at a very moment. The latter was jubilant and ran against the clock to where the incident is happening only to find to his great dismay, it was his brother who got involved and had to be rushed to the hospital. Some government officials hit journalists when they are not around, but give them smiles and honor when they meet. Like public officials, some journalists are involved in corruption too, we call that envelope journalism. Journalists involved in envelope journalism are like soldiers, they do not die but they fade away. True blooded journalists stop writing only when their heartbeats stop and a doctor declares him dead. He leaves this world, but behind him are praises, honor and dignity, their families
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Foreign, local Muslims gather in Cagayan de Oro for Eid’l Adha By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent
THOUSANDS of foreign and local Muslims gathered at the Pelaez Sports Center in Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday morning to celebrate the annual Eid’l Adha. Adzhar Madjid, a youth leader, said more than 2,000 Muslims converged at the sports center to spend time together with their friends and families as part of the Eid’l Adha. Aside f rom Isl amic competitions, Madjid said other activities that they have prepared include parlor and sports games. He said traditionally at least 300 cows are expected to be slaughtered in Northern Mindanao for the traditional “meat
distribution.” Eid Adha is an Islamic festival to commemorate the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow Allah’s (God’s) command to sacrifice his son Ishmael, according to timeanddate.com. Eid’l Adha, as the law describes, is significant because it is the tenth day in the month of Hajj or Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca “wherein Muslims pay homage to Abraham’s supreme act of sacrifice
and signifies mankind’s obedience to God,” according to another website, filipinoscribe.com. Eid’l Adha is one of the two Muslim holidays observed nationwide, along with Eid’l Fitr, which was celebrated last July 17. Tomorrow (September 25, 2015), Madjid said Muslim will converge on the Islamic City of Marawi to do the Feast of the Sacrifice, and commemorates the willingness of Abraham to obey God. Earlier, President Benigno Aquino III declared September 25 as a regular holiday nationwide in celebration of one of the two Muslim holidays, the Eid’l Adha.
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Election problem seen in Surigao del Sur if conflict in Lumad areas not resolved CAGAYAN de Oro City-The head of the Commission on Election (COMELEC) in Surigao del Sur has expressed concerns that the displacement of indigenous people and communities in the province may cause problem in next year’s election if issues would not be addressed. “We need to be concerned and address the issues raised by the displaced people in the evacuation area in Tandag City,” said lawyer Ernie Palanan, Provincial Election Supervisor II of COMELEC. He warned that if not resolved properly in due time, it would be a huge problem for the COMELEC. “People should be able to vote freely and without any hindrance and fear. It is our obligation to find means to give the people this,” Palanan said. Evacuees, mostly from the Manobo tribe, have been flocking Tandag, the provincial capital, since last month when Bagani gunmen threatened residents as well as the staff of a tribal school in Sitio Nalindog, Barangay Bolhoon, San Miguel town. On August 28, brothers Cristano and Ellie Tabogol were murdered in Barangay Siargao in the same municipality. On September 1, gunmen of another militia, the Magahat, murdered Emerito Samarca, executive director of the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Develop-
ment, an award-winning tribal school in Barangay Diatagon, Lianga town and executed Dionel Campos, chairman of the Malahutayong Pakigbisog Alang Sa Sumusunod (MAPASU), and his cousin Bello Sinzo in front of residents as well as staff and students of the school, whom the militias had rounded up. Presently around 3,000 individuals have been displaced and staying at the Surigao del Sur Sports Complex in Tandag City. Palanan explained that the electoral process is very important since this is the essence of the nation’s democracy. He said he is worried because usually, if there are election hot spots, the COMELEC would ask the help of the military. “But the ironic part in this case, based on our own investigation, the people have a huge mistrust with the Army,” Palanan lamented. He said they may ask the police instead to provide security measures. “As of now we are trying to establish a relationship
with the people and have a win-win solution to get the people to vote. Maybe we can do a joint Army-police operation to help secure the election, but maybe we’ll request the Army to work in the periphery and the police closer to the community,” added Palanan. The Comelec supervisor revealed that together with several personnel, they have gone to the affected areas and talked with stakeholders into finding alternative solutions to the problem. Palanan said that this early, he has requested the reactivation of the Provincial Joint Security Control Center to discuss the issue. “We also made our own assessment and interviews and personally talked to barangay officials in the affected areas. No matter how we try to justify that this is an insurgency related situation, we cannot remove the fact that the election will be hampered,” he stressed. Palanan said they are looking at the possibility of requesting for additional police force – like the See local, page A11
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Davao court orders arrest of lawyer in King murder case DAVAO City--The presiding executive judge of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 16, Emmanuel Carpio, has ordered the arrest of a lawyer representing the three accused in the hotelier Richard King murder for failing to appear in court during a scheduled arraignment. In an order dated Sept. 18, Carpio ordered the issuance of an arrest warrant against lawyer Ben Joseph Tesiorna, legal counsel of accused Paul Dave Labang, Rommel dela Cerna and Rodel dela Cerna, for his failure to appear in court on Sept. 18 despite due notice. Carpio also fixed the bail bond for Tesiorna’s liberty at Php10,000.
As of Sept. 22, Tesiorna has not submitted yet any pleading with regards to the court’s order of arrest against him. At the same time, Davao City Police Director Vicente Danao Jr. will be cited for contempt of court for transporting Labang and the Dela Cerna brothers to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) without the court’s permission. Carpio gave Danao five days from receipt of the court’s order to explain his act. Carpio handed down the order after the scheduled arraignment of Labang and the dela Cerna brothers hit another delay for their failure and their lawyer to
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appear in court. The arraignment of Labang and the Dela Cerna brothers had been postponed several times for various reasons and the last time was on Sept. 3 when two courts received bomb threats. “For the nth time the case was set for arraignment of the (three) accused,” Carpio said in his order. On the Sept. 18 arraignment, Carpio was surprised upon learning that Labang and the Dela Cerna brothers will not be able to appear in court. Private prosecutor Deolito Alvarez, told the court that lawyer Tesiorna has informed him that Labang and the Dela Cerna brothers were brought to
the SPMC. Carpio then ordered his staff to call the hospital and were able to confirm that they were in the admission department but no reasons were stated. Since no “perceived ailments” presented as the cause for hospitalization, Carpio requested the 911 Emergency Response Center to fetch them at the SPMC and bring them in court at 1:30 in the afternoon. Carpio even opened the whole day of Sept. 18 for their arraignment but they failed to do so since they were confined. Carpio was forced to reset the arraignment but warned that no further postponements will be allowed
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accused for arraignment on that day. Danao added he was already preparing to inform the court about the incident when he received a court’s order directing him to explain the matter. Danao also informed the court that Labang and the dela Cerna brothers were already discharged from the hospital at around 4:20 p.m. on Sept. 19 and detained back at the Davao City Police Office (DCPO). The case involving the killing of King dragged for quite sometime due to several pleadings filed by the four accused, including Supt. Leonardo Felonia. King was shot dead inside Vital C building in Barrio See orders, page A11
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In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that JYDE EMMANUEL C. LANDANGANON has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EMMA OCTAL CABALQUINTO-LANDANGANON at Davao City and whose parent is EMMA O. CABALQUINTO and LIMUEL D. LANDANGANON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than October 09, 2015. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 25 & Oct 2, 2015
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DA-SELAP Phase II: A Legacy for Region 13’s development By AURELIUS ARAIS
As the Support for Emergency and Livelihood Assistance Project Phase II (SELAP 2) comes to an end this year, the Department of Agriculture in Caraga has constructed a total of 12 farm-to-market roads (FMRs) since 2012 with a total length of 8.585 kilometers with a cost of P48.5 million. Two FMRs are set to be completed this year in the Province of Dinagat Islands particularly in the municipalities of Dinagat and Cagdianao. Other FMRs are located in Buenavista, Magallanes and Santiago in Agusan del Norte, San Francisco and Malimono in Surigao del Norte, and San Miguel, Lanuza and Cagwait in Surigao del Sur. SELAP 2 Finance and Livelihood Focal Person Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email: email@example.com
RE: Application for Renewal of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a Liner service in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to charge deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations CONFESORA A. OÑEZ., CASE NO. SUR 15 – 097-R Applicant.
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The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 30 September 2015 at 9:30 o’ clock in the morning at the MARINA Surigao Regional Office, PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the case is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q Mejia, Jr., PhD, this 16th day of September 2015, Surigao City, Philippines.
Jessica Da-an said that under the project, all farmto-market roads are fully concrete in conformity to the Department of Agriculture’s guideline. “A concrete FMR lasts long and could withstand different climatic conditions and could be utilized for a longer period of time,” Da-an said. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala said that the primary problem with gravel roads is that they are not resistant to the effects of changing climate. Hence, the resolution that all DA FMRs should be concreted. Alongside the construction of FMRs, SELAP 2 also implemented 19 livelihood projects amounting to P5.7 million and now managed by the respective people’s organizations (POs). Each PO was funded Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS MARITIME INDUSTRY AUTHORITY MARINA R.O. XIII PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City Tel. No. (+6386) 231-7622/Telefax No. (+6386) 231-7622 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RE: Application for the Issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) to operate a Liner service with corresponding permanent addition /deletion in the operation of its ship/s in its/their applied route for the carriage of passengers and/or cargoes and to charge deregulated rates and to operate under a deregulated schedule of trips pursuant to Republic Act No. 9295 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations ROMEO A. VILLAROSA SR., CASE NO. SUR 15 – 101 Applicant.
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The applicant shall cause the publication of this Order once in any of the five (5) major newspapers of national circulation in the Philippines or in a newspaper of local circulation, as applicable. Applicant shall present the jurisdictional, qualification and documentary requirements in a hearing to be conducted on 30 September 2015 at 10:45 o’ clock in the morning at the MARINA Surigao Regional Office, PP/Lt. Mario B. Portus, Jr., PPA Compound, Surigao City. The Applicant shall be required to make a written Formal Offer of Evidence (FOE), afterwhich, the application is deemed submitted for resolution/ decision, upon acceptance of such FOE and declaration that the case is submitted for decision. WITNESS, the Honorable MARINA Administrator, Maximo Q Mejia, Jr., PhD, this 21st day of September 2015, Surigao City, Philippines. (SGD) ENGR. EMMANUEL B. CARPIO, MMSA Regional Director
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P300,000 for their livelihood projects ranging from food processing, handicraftmaking, and production of value-adding products from abaca and coconut. Romueld Borromeo, purok president of Sitio Ipil, Agsam, Lanuza, Surigao del Sur, said that the construction of the farm-to-market road in their area greatly helped his constituents in transporting their products to the market. “We are very grateful that DA-SELAP 2 constructed this road. It gives us relief from hardships of transporting our products. During emergencies, this road has been a big help,” Borromeo said. The road’s benefit was not only confined to agriculture but made the mu-
IMPACT OF DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SELAP 2 PROJECTS IN CARAGA. The Support for Emergency and Livelihood Assistance Project II (SELAP 2) has provided livelihood assistance projects to residents of rural areas in Caraga and enabled them to augment their income and improve their quality of life (left photo) and constructed concrete farm-to-market roads (right photo) for easy delivery of products to the market. Photos by Aurelius Arais.
nicipal government’s basic services more accessible to the people as well. Madrid, Surigao del Sur Mayor Jose Arpilleda cited the SELAP project for boosting the municipality’s campaign
K to 12: A help for future generation By Jocelyn Abao Principal – I Benoni Elementary School
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb Every society which aims a progressive future gives utmost importance to its education. It is because through education, people who will mainly lead them in the future will be much wiser comes to decision-making and problem-solving. Moreover, it is also essential that a society will ensure that whatever learning engrave to the minds of their youngsters, it should be with high-quality kind. Twelve-year program is an adequate number of years for learning basic education. This is the belief of the administration in the lead of President Benigno Aquino, and thus, approving K to 12 Basic Education Program. The current administration have this in mind: Education should be a central strategy to improve the lives
of Filipino people, contributing to the rise of country’s economic status. Further, a change of country’s educational system will enhance the learning of every Juan dela Cruz, which will be his tool to be successful. In K to 12, students will be able to get sufficient instructional time to do subject-related tasks which makes them more prepared and well- trained on a subject area. This program could also provide graduates that are more prepared to enter the labor force. K to 12 consist of technological and vocational education that are teaching subjects, equipping students with skills that are needed in most workplace. Thus, once a K to 12 student graduates, he can be employed even without college degree. K to 12 is a big help. Philippines can be at par and at sync together with other countries, giving wide opportunities for Filipinos. Further, it would also ensure success to future generation.
Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao Notice of Publication RA 10172
PANAWAGAN NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Date: September 15, 2015
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that MAE LOVELLA RICO BINGHOY has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s sex (OCRG copy) from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAE LOVELLA V. RICO at Davao City and whose parents is LIBERATO R. RICO and TERESITA O. VILLACARLOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than October 02, 2015. (Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: Sept 18 & 25, 2015
GIPANAWAGAN ANG INAHAN UG KAPARENTIHAN SA USA KA BATANG LALAKI NGA NAG PANGIDARON UG 1 HANGTOD 2 KA TUIG NGA NAKIT-AN NIADTONG PEBRERO 12, 2015 SA GABII DIHA SULOD SA CANDLE LIGHTING AREA SA SAN AGUSTIN METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, LUNGSOD SA CAGAYAN DE ORO SA PAG ANHI SA OPISINA SA DSWD RECEPTION AND STUDY CENTER FOR CHILDREN, MASTERSON AVENUE, UPPER CARMEN, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY ARON MASABUTAN ANG KASAMTANGAN NGA KAHIMTANG SA BATA. KUNG KINSA KADTONG NAKA-ILA SA DAGHANG SALAMAT! INAHAN O KABANAYAN NIINI NGA BATA, PALIHUG SA PAGPAHIBALO KANG MRS. ROSANEL D. PAGUE ROSANEL D. PAGUE, ANG CENTER HEAD Center Head O PAGTAWAG SA TELEPONO NUMERO MDN: Sept 25, 2015 088-858-8134 LOCAL 126.
against malnutrition. “With the products made by farmers’ wives as members of the Rural Improvement Club, children can
now access a healthy drink which is good for the body not just for the small ones but for the older ones as See legacy, page A11
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 12-2015 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by the UCPB SAVINGS BANK (“UCPB SAVINGS”), a thrift banking corporation duly organized and existing under Philippine Laws, with office address at 18th floor, UCPB Building, Makati Avenue, Makati City, against MR. PAUL E. RAGAS, with residence and postal address at Block 27, Lot 6, Villa Angela Subdivision, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of August 31, 2015 amounts to PESOS: FOUR HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE PESOS & 26/100 ONLY (Php 498,831.26) Philippine Currency excluding of all the charges and expenses of foreclosure the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on OCTOBER 26, 2015 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin HALL OF JUSTICE, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following properties to with: KATIBAYAN NG ORIHINAL NA TITULO BLG. P-15071 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 14801, C-1, Cad. 473 = Lot 14338-A Csd-10-017349-D), being a portion of Lot 884-C, Psd-10-035120) situated in the barrio of Poblacion, Municipality of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, island of Mindanao. Bounded on the S., along line 1-2, by Lot 143337, on the W., along line 2-3, by lot 973 along line 3-4, by lot 154; on the N. along line 4-5, by Lot 977; along lines 5-6-7-8-9, by Lot 155; on the E., along line 9-10 by Rizal Street; and on the SE., along lines 10-11-1, by lot 14802, all of Cad. 473; Mambajao Cadastre, Mambajao, Camiguin. Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR (334) square meters. All points referred to are marked on the ground as indicated on the plan.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time, and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be. Mambajao, Camiguin this 1st day of August 2015 (SGD.) TEOFILO G. SABUGA, JR. Sheriff IV MDN: SEPT. 18, 25 & OCT. 2, 2015
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Groups demand ‘climate justice’ TYPHOON survivors and civil society groups delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil fuel companies for fuelling catastrophic climate change that is resulting in human rights violations. The complaint, which is the first of its kind in the world, is being brought forward by typhoon survivors, advocates and nongovernmental organizations, including Greenpeace
Southeast Asia. The group is demanding an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies and their responsibility for climate impacts that endanger people’s lives and livelihoods, as well as that of future generations. “We demand justice. Climate change has taken our homes and our loved ones. These powerful corporations must be called to account for the impact of their business activities,” said Elma Reyes from Alabat Island in Quezon who
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CLIMATE JUSTICE. Commissioner Jose Luis Martin Gascon talks to media about the case filed by non-government groups calling for an investigation into human rights violations caused by fossil fuel. Typhoon survivors and civil society groups earlier delivered a complaint to the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) calling for an investigation into the responsibility of big fossil fuel companies for fuelling catastrophic climate change that is resulting in human rights violations. Photo courtesy of Vincent Go of Greenpeace.org survived Super Typhoon Rammasun, and is part of the group submitting the complaint to the CHR. The 50 companies, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips, are a subset of the 90 legal entities that have contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global CO2 and methane emissions in the earth’s atmosphere, as
identified by peer-reviewed research. Organizations that have provided advice and support to the group submitting the complaint include Amnesty International, Avaaz, Business and Human Rights Resources Centre, Climate Justice Programme, the Center for International Environmental Law, EarthRights International, International
Trade Union Confederation, and the Union of Concerned Scientists. “We pray that the CHR heed the demand to recommend to policymakers and legislators to develop and adopt effective accountability mechanisms that victims of climate change can easily access,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, See JUSTICE, page A11
CLIMATE justice is generally used as a term for viewing global warming as an ethical issue and considering how its causes and effects relate to concepts of justice, particularly environmental justice and social justice, according to the online encyclopedia, wikipedia. “Climate justice” can mean examining issues such as equality, human rights, collective rights and historical responsibility in relation to climate change. Recognizing and addressing the fact that those least responsible for climate change experience its greatest impacts is seen by many as being central to climate justice. The term is also used with reference to legal systems, where justice is achieved through application and development of law in the area of climate change. enwikipedia.org
Priest backs push for ‘climate accountability’ Native trees to be planted at Mapawa By Raymond A. Sebastián of CBCP News
IN a show of solidarity with victims of “climate violators,” an official of the Philippine Church’s social action arm has called on the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to underline the need for fossil fuel companies to assume responsibility for climate change-related human rights violations. “We pray that the CHR heed the demand to recommend to policymakers and legislators to develop and adopt effective accountability mechanisms that victims of climate change can easily access,” stressed Fr. Edwin Gariguez, executive secretary of Caritas Philippines. The priest, a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, made this statement in the wake of
a complaint filed on Sept. 22 by typhoon survivors, advocates, and non-governmental organizations like Greenpeace Southeast Asia at the CHR. Probe They seek a probe into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies and their responsibility for climate impacts that endanger people’s lives, and livelihoods, and those of future generations. “Inspired by Pope Francis, the Church will support this Philippine climate change and human rights complaint and will continue to serve as a strong ally in the struggle for a socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually rich world that the Pope and
By ERCEL MAANDIG, Correspondent
Fr. Edu Gariguez
the broader climate movement are fighting for,” added Gariguez. According to peer-reviewed research published by climateaccountability. org, companies including Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips are a subset of the 90 legal entities that have
contributed the lion’s share of cumulative global CO2 and methane emissions in the earth’s atmosphere. ‘Bold step’ Lawyer Zelda Soriano, legal and political advisor for Greenpeace Southeast Asia, noted that from the Netherlands to the US,
Tinuy-an Falls, a baylan (tribal spiritual leader) led an early morning ritual on September 20. Called Diwatahan it is done on this date every year to honor the spirits of the forest of the falls, which is located in Bislig City. Tribal folks and a few lowlanders gathered around an altar-like structure made of bamboo. The baylan be-
gan with a chant – a prayer – and ended with an offering of blood of a live white pig and a chicken to “touch base” with the kind spirits. “We do not see them but they see us,” said a humble Manobo gentleman beside me. Short, dark and wearing eyeglasses and a dark polo shirt, Jose said he lives atop the waterfalls. Up in the thick jungle, I imagined.
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CAGAYAN de Oro City--A 10-hectare tree parks for “indigenous tree species” would be cultivated in the outskirts southeast of this trading capital to showcase the native trees in the country. Edgardo Callanta, head of the Provincial Environment Resources Office (PENRO) in Misamis Oriental, said that the planned tree park would be located in the Mapawa Nature Park in the outskirt village in Cugman, southeast of the city. In an interview Tuesday, Callanta said that environmental officials and stakeholders in the province of Misamis Oriental and the city of Cagayan de Oro intend to plant thousands of “indigenous tree species” on the park on October 3 next month. He said that the seedlings are now available at the PENRO office in the outskirt village of Malasag in Cugman. Among these seedlings are Lawaan, Tanguili, Bagtikan, Red Lawaan, Kalingaw, Kalumpit and Talisay Gubat, all dipterocarp (a family of genera and species of mainly tropical lowland rainforest trees). These “dipterocarps” are very hard to reproduce
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A ritual for the spirits of Tinuy-an Falls “Much, much farther and higher,” he smiled as he replied to my curiosity. The ritual served in part as an act of solidarity with the Christian celebration of the feast day of Bislig, on September 22. The Manobos played host to government officials and guests who came to honor them as well. A second ritual intended for
them was to follow at 9 am. “We Manobos like to ma ke f r iends b e c aus e friends help and respect each other,” said Jose. He is proud and confident of their land, which has been recognized by law as ancestral domain. “We have looked after this since our forefathers’ time.” While we talked,
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Crisis becomes opportunity for MOFCCCII with timely intervention at Home for Street Children Story and photos by Mike Baños, NPN Editor-at-Large
Surely this was the handiwork of the Almighty. There’s this old adage about one man’s problem becoming another man’s fortune and never was this truism better demonstrated when a crumbling child development center for street kids that was received a timely gift from heaven that bailed them out of a crisis. Last Saturday, 19 September 2015, the Mother Theresa Foundation Inc. (MFTI) Child Development Center & Home for Street Children officially received from the Misamis Oriental FilipinoChinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MOFCCCII) the refurbished dining hall, kitchen and comfort rooms on the occasion of MFTI’s 20th anniversary. “The greatest gift you have given us is the refurbished dining hall, kitchen and comfortable comfort rooms, which were the top 3 of our top 10 priorities,” a grateful Mrs. Norma D. Noble, MFTI president, said during the ceremonial turnover and blessing held last weekend. “You came in during our time of greatest need and crisis which you turned to a great opportunity for MOFCCCII .Our children are very happy there is someone concerned for them. These children cannot return to you the blessings you have given to them, except God who will give you back a thousand, or a million-fold even,” she added. “When we first came here, the kitchen was dilapidated that when they were cooking pancit during the rainy season, it would often end up as lomi because of the holes in the roof,” said MOFCCCII auditor Jessie Co, who acted as Master of Ceremonies during the turnover. Rusty Quintana, one of the first batch of street kids sheltered in the center, shared how during his time with the center, kids would simply jump over the wall to do their business in
the bushes instead of using the run-down comfort rooms. This PhP 0.6-million rehab is the first major project marking the 30th anniversary of MOFCCCII which began July 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2016. The project is the offshoot of the Memorandum of Agreement signed by MOFCCCII and MFTI last June 27, 2015. “This project signals the beginning of more projects to highlight the 30th year of existence of MOFCCCII which begins on July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016,” said Mrs. Adelfa Sia, incoming MOFCCCII president, who spoke in behalf of the chamber during the turnover. Also present for MOFCCCII were president Greg Marten Lao, immediate past president Lucio Tan, , 1st VP/Dir. Simon Ching, Chinese secretary Ricky Go, treasurer Dolly Siao Ong, asst. treasurer Rosa Sia, past presidents See Hong, Jose Un Jr., Johnny Lim and Robert Ching, , Sonny Choi, Peter Lim, and teachers from Kong Hua School. MOFCCCII was founded Aug. 26, 1986 by the “Young Turks” of the Filipino-Chinese community in Cagayan de Oro at the time including Steve Gaisano, Albino Limketkai, See Hong, Frank Rolida, Ang Chi Sin, Jose Un, Jimmy Ting, and Johnny Lim, among others. Gaisano was elected as charter president with no less than the late President Cory Aquino inducting them into office. MTFI is a non-profit charitable organization that is dedicated to providing care, assistance, and other basic needs to children who have taken to the streets, are abandoned, or are underprivileged. Registered as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) on August 9, 1995, its original incorporators included the late Anita G. Magtajas, Generosita M. Chaves, Filomena P. Hojas, Leopoldo M. Velez and
Officers and members of MOFCCCII led by Pres. Greg Marten Lao pause for posterity with Mother Teresa Foundation, Inc. President Norma D. Noble beside the marker following the turnover and blessing of the center’s refurbished kitchen, dining hall and comfort rooms by the chamber last Sept. 19, 2015.
No more lomi when cooking pansit at the rehabilitated kitchen.
Fr. Roberto V. Fabillo, LRMS, Kong Hua High School Principal, blesses the refurbished dining hall. current MFTI president Norma D. Noble. Originally located in Barangay 31, Santo Niño, Cogon, Cagayan de Oro, the Child Development Center – Home for Street Children has transferred to its new location at Maitum, Upper Puerto. Fifteen years ago, the foundation was granted use of the five hectare property by the city government for 25 years with a three story building donated by donors from the U.S. Earlier this year, the center was the beneficiary of a city council ordinance appropriating PhP 200,000.00 that unfortunately, is not enough to support the needs of its wards. The Mother Theresa Foundation’s biggest philanthropy is the orphanage that is home to more or less 60 street children. It is open to street children aged 7 to 17 years old who have been living and/or working in the streets.
MFTI President Norma D. Noble with MOFCCCII President Greg M. Lao and MOFCCCII officers and friends pause for posterity beside the marker of the dining area refurbished by the chamber along with the kitchen and comfort rooms officially turned over last Sept. 19, 2015. The center welcomes children who are no longer with their families, and even those who are still in contact with their families
MOFCCCII Pres. Greg Marten Lao pauses for posterity outside the Mother Teresa Foundation, Inc. Child-Development Center & Home for Street Children at Upper Puerto, Maitum, Cagayan de Oro City following the turnover and blessing of the refurbished kitchen, dining hall and comfort rooms Sept. 19, 2015.
Refurbished comfort rooms
but prefer to roam the streets. Children taken into custody by the police, LGUs, and concerned individuals and organizations are also referred to the MTFI.
MFTI provides five basic services for its wards: social services, residential and custodial care, group living services, health care, See crisis, page A11
Former MTFI ward Rusty Quintana with Mrs. Dolly Siao Ong, Fr. Roberto V. Fabillo and Rosa Sia.
Children of Mother Teresa Foundation Child Development Center-Home for Street Children at Upper Puerto, Maitum, Cagayan de Oro City.
The children wards of Mother Teresa Foundation Inc. Child-Development Center Home for Street Children at Upper Puerto, Maitum, Cagayan de Oro are having fun following the turnover and blessing of the center’s refurbished kitchen, dining hall and comfort rooms by MOFCCCII last Sept. 19, 2015.
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• The Trailblazer LTX AT, LTZ, and LTZ SE now come standard with a built–in Dash camera with 32 GB memory and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) • The Trailblazer LTZ SE now comes standard with LED headlamps, LED foglamps and LED daytime running lamps • Both the Trailblazer LTZ and LTZ SE now have the Chevrolet Mylink with Mobile Connect (Screen Mirroring) • The Trailblazer LTX AT is now equipped with Android Infotainment System with Mobile Connect (Screen Mirroring) and free 1-year 4G Internet by Globe Tattoo • The Trailblazer LTX AT, our top-of-the-line 4x2 variant, is now available for an all-in low down payment promo of P168,000.00 while the 4x4 Trailblazer LTZ variant is now available for an all-in low down payment promo of P188,000.00.
Born ready to meet the challenging Philippine conditions head on, Chevrolet adds five new variants to an already impressive array of Trailblazers in the country. The bowtie brand launched new and improved variants of the Trailblazer – the LT, LTX MT or AT, LTZ, and LTZ Special Edition to meet the diverse driving requirements and lifestyle needs of Filipinos which also happens to have our extreme weather conditions in mind. READY FOR ACTION At the heart of every Trailblazer is the 2nd generation Duramax turbodiesel engine. The engine line’s 2.8 liter variants produce 200 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, making the Trailblazer the most powerful and torquey in an already impressive midsize SUV class. General Motor’s signature diesel engine underscores the balance of increasing the Trailblazer’s acceleration, straightline performance as well off-road capabilities with improved fuel efficiency. The Trailblazer’s manual transmission variants are equipped with the new power plant’s 2.5 liter version that is rated at 163 horses and 380 Nm of twist coupled with a new 6-speed gearbox that optimizes the engine’s output and fuel usage. The rainy season is a perennial problem for the flood-prone areas of the Philippine islands. However, the Chevrolet Trailblazer changes the game by being the first local midsize SUV to offer a best-in-class* 800mm water wading capability. The truckbased SUV’s high beltline and strategically placed powertrain
components keep the cabin and engine bay secure from water well within its flood rating. The Trailblazer’s 8-crossmember ladder chassis configuration also results in higher torsional rigidity, delivering an impressive 3.5-ton towing capacity, durability and overall toughness. READY FOR SAFETY The Trailblazer’s numerous passive and active safety systems represent Chevrolet’s commitment to road and passenger safety. The SUV’s Anti-lock Braking System prevents wheels from locking under sudden and hard braking situations, enabling the driver to retain steering control. The vehicle’s Panic Braking Assist automatically detects emergency situations through sudden throttle and brake pedal input changes and applies additional brake force to mitigate the situation. Aside from other safety features, the Traction Control System detects traction variances through road and driving conditions, applies brake force, reduces engine torque or combines both to prevent loss of traction. Steep inclines are a cinch with Hill Assist and Descent Control while shifting “on-the-fly” from 4x2 to 4x4 is made possible with Electronic Drive Mode Select. Almost like having eyes at the back, you can be assured that backing up and parking are effortless with the Rear Park Assist Sensor while the built-in dash camera with 32GB memory allows you to have a real-time, forward-facing recording of everything happening on the road, giving drivers a sense of security while traveling. Another nifty feature is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System that activates a warning chime when one or more tires are improperly inflated. Over and under inflation may cause premature or irregular tire wear, poor handling and reduced fuel economy. READY FOR YOU The Trailblazer not only delivers road-ready performance but also in-car comfort and driver-centered convenience. Interiors are made even more spacious and comfortable with enhanced trims and finishes, exuding a more premium cabin feel. Thanks to the SUV’s sound insulation, external noise is reduced resulting in a more relaxing in-car environment. In addition to the Trailblazer’s comfortable ride brought about by lower Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) levels, Chevrolet also has client convenience,
safety and entertainment in mind. Equipped standard in the LTZ variants is the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system that features touch screen technology and media connectivity through Bluetooth, AUX, USB and Siri Eyes Free. The LTX AT variant’s Android Infotainment System is a versatile infotainment system that comes with a FREE** 1-year 4G internet connection powered by Globe Tattoo. Both the MyLink and Android Infotainment systems have Mobile Connect that has screen mirroring capabilities, allowing you to see what’s on your phone screen on the car’s color touchscreen display. Chevrolet Philippines also assures its customers of a worryfree ownership experience. The award-winning Chevrolet TrailBlazer offers a special warranty that covers the vehicle for 3 years plus a 2-year extended warranty for the Powertrain or 100,000 kilometers whichever comes first***. Chevrolet also provides its new clients with free 3-year 24/7 Roadside assistance. By dialing 328-CHEV owners may avail of the following services: vehicle support, personal assistance and information service. The Chevrolet Trailblazer is truly a born-ready midsize SUV with its impressive performance, active safety features and goanywhere capability. This rainy season, Chevrolet gets you ready by offering easy ownership experience through the Truck Month promo which includes a 188k All-in low down payment scheme available for the Chevrolet Trailblazer L 4x2 AT. Visit Chevrolet showrooms nationwide or log on to www.chevrolettrailblazer.com. ph for more details. The Trailblazer is available in seven exterior colors: Summit White, Black Sapphire, Sizzled Red, Auburn Brown, Oceanic Blue, Satin Steel Grey and Switchblade Silver. Trailblazer variants and prices are as follows: 2.5 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed MT LT PHP 1,298,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed MT LTX PHP 1,378,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT L PHP 1,398,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT LT PHP 1,488,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x2 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTX PHP 1,588,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x4 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTZ PHP 1,748,888.00 2.8 Liter DOHC, 4x4 DSL, 6-Speed AT LTZ SE PHP 1,788,888.00 NOTE: Some specifications and features mentioned in this material may vary per model and variant. To learn more about the Chevrolet Trailblazer, you may log on to www.chevrolettrailblazer. com.ph. To know more about Chevrolet’s products and services, head to your nearest Chevrolet dealer or you may log on to www.chevrolet.com.ph and visit our facebook page: Chevrolet Philippines. *at maximum speed of 7kph in steady water. Deep water wading is not a normal driving condition and may affect the warranty coverage. **Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.chevrolettrailblazer. com.ph for more details. ***Please see manufacturer/distributor warranty information booklet for more details. Qualifications for ownership packages are subject to bank approval. Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LT, 4x2 LTX, 4x4 LTZ and 4x4 LTZ SE equipment packages are from Chevrolet Philippines.
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You are born to do something greaty The Gospel of Jesus C hrist ( S e p t e m b e r 2 5 , 2015-Friday) Matthew 1:1824” Then Joseph her husband, being a just [man], and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of
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Obrero on June 12, 2015 and Felonia was tagged as the one who ordered the three accused to kill the businessman. The three accused had also asked the court to discharge them to become state witnesses against Felonia. On July 15, the Supreme Court granted Felonia’s case to the RTC in Quezon City and ordered Carpio to schedule the arraignment of the three accused after which send the records of the case to RTC in Quezon City. But no arraignment was made due to some pleadings filed by the three accused. (PNA)
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spiritual enrichment, and proper education. MTFI also extends its services to the children in the surrounding communities. The organization solicits the cooperation of parents for treatment and rehabilitation of children who are most in need of them. MTFI is also willing to provide intervention for parents and children in need of the organization’s assistance. In sharing his experience with MFTI during the turnover, former ward Rusty Quintana, who was recently graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Development Communication (DevCom) at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan) as a full scholar of the Henry Howard Scholarship Program, disclosed he is now working on a video documentary to share the Mother Theresa experience to a wider audience. “As one of their kuya, I would like to give back to MFTI what I learned such as values formation and the fear of God,” he said. “I am very happy with what I have learned from good people I have met and inspired me. I was given a home and a scholarship through MFTI so I need to give back also.” “Mga bata, mag tuon mag eskwela gayud, isip pasalamat sa mga nagpakabana sa atoa, “ he advised the children in the vernacular. “Thank you to MOFCCCII for helping our center. Hopefully this will be the start of a continued relationship with MFTI because these children really need your help.”
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well,” Mayor Arpilleda said. Madrid town is recipient to a livelihood assistance project through the Patong-Patong Rural Improvement Club’s Soya Milk Processing and Soya Coffee. The Support to Emergency Livelihood Assistance Project (SELAP) is a special government project implemented by the Department of Agriculture funded under the US Public Law 480 (PL 480). It is designed to cater to the needs of the poorest or marginalized sector and areas in Mindanao. It is implemented in Regions IX, XI and Caraga. SELAP 2 was implemented in 2012 and will end this year while SELAP Phase 1 took effect from 2006 to 2011.
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the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of A libel case is a simple reward for a journalist’s work. If one does not have it, he needs to work more, study more. He begins to work when the morning sun is shy and smiling, then goes up and stops only when twilight begins to fall and sadness hangs around. According to famous authors, journalism is the most dangerous profession anywhere around the globe. It is amazing many big names hit them, policemen dislike them, public officials curse them, the criminals wished them dead but millions of people admire them for their job. The life of a journalist is filled with laughter, joy, sadness, disruption, melancholy, loneliness and fear. But he lives by his name and die by his honor. Long live press freedom, without it, no such thing as journalist.
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Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines and a recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize. “Inspired by Pope Francis, the Church will support this Philippine climate change and human rights complaint and will continue to serve as a strong ally in the struggle for a socially just, environmentally sustainable, and spiritually rich world that the Pope and the broader climate movement are fighting for.” “From the Netherlands to the US, people are using legal systems to hold their governments to account and demand climate action. We hope that the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines will take the bold step in being the first in the world to hold big corporate polluters accountable for their contribution to the climate crisis,” said Attorney Zelda Soriano, legal and political advisor for Greenpeace Southeast Asia. The groups submitting the complaint are calling for the investigation to be launched this year. This is an important building block in establishing the moral and legal ‘precedent’ that big polluters can be held responsible for current and threatened human rights infringements resulting from fossil fuel products. These companies have benefited financially with knowledge of the harms associated with their products. The groups submitting the complaint all agree that now is the time for the big polluters to bear responsibility for preventing climate harm. “Though uncertain of the outcome, I know that adding my name as a petitioner is important and supports a much greater cause that will ensure environmental justice for all Filipinos and the rest of humanity,” said Elma Reyes who started the online petition supporting the human rights and climate change complaint. source: greenpeace.org
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legal systems are used to hold their governments accountable and demand climate action. “We hope that the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines will take the bold step in being the first in the world to hold big corporate polluters accountable for their contribution to the climate crisis,” she said.
the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: This gospel reminds us about the courage and bravery of Joseph to take the great responsibility as the “El Salvador” of Mary from shamefulness. Joseph protected Jesus and his wife Mary from the hands of the Assassins. This is supposedly imitated by all husbands to die for the welfare of his family. Do not give up your love ones to any one even death is the “consequence” of doing it. Die
for what is right because at the end, heaven will be your reward. God trust you so much for giving you someone under your care and protection. He expects you to love this person no matter what. He wants you to push this person for him to fulfill his divine assignments on this earth. He believes on your capacity to make a big difference to somebody else. It is not an accident for having someone in your life. They are sent by God for a reason. You
are responsible for their welfare and benefits. You are accountable for their better future. You are not born for yourself but for others. You are born to do something great for the sake of others. You have an assignment to produce more fruits on this earth. You are born to save the situation of others like Joseph: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhD- Tony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:
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The groups submitting the complaint demand that the investigation be conducted this year in view of its importance in establishing a moral and legal “precedent” that big polluters should be held responsible for current and threatened human rights infringements resulting from fossil fuel products. Responsibility These companies have allegedly benefited financially with knowledge of the harms associated with their products. The complainants all agree it is high-time big polluters bear responsibility for preventing climate harm. “Though uncertain of the outcome, I know that adding my name as a petitioner is important and supports a much greater cause that will ensure environmental justice for all Filipinos and the rest of humanity,” shared Elma Reyes, who started the online petition upholding human rights and climate change complaint. Among the organizations that have provided advice and support to the complainants are: Amnesty International, Avaaz, Business and Human Rights Resources Centre, Climate Justice Program, Center for International Environmental Law, EarthRights International, International Trade Union Confederation, and Union of Concerned Scientists.
When I asked Jose if the spirits have shown themselves to him at least once, he said no, not even once, “but I heard them singing”. And last night, he told me, he heard a diwata (fairy) sing. (Ramon Jorge Sarabosing/MindaNews)
spokesman of the 4th Infantry Division, clarified that whatever the recommendation and request of the COMELEC, the Army will push for recommendation based on their mandate. “Part of the Army’s mandate is to protect the people, the right of suffrage. We all know that the threat of the New People’s Army (NPA) rises especially during election period. We cannot just allow and let the rebels roam around and dominate the areas, especially when we know they will find means to sabotage the election and push for ways to extort money from candidates through permit to campaign and permit to win,” said Martinez. He emphasized that the situation in the area is a conflict between lumads who are in favor
and against the New People’s Army (NPA) and that the issue should be resolved among them. “The Army is there so help secure and maintain peace within these communities. The COMELEC does not have the last say on the matter and that other stakeholders – like our political leaders, the Department of National Defense, Philippine National Police and others – can also repute such recommendation if needed,” said Martinez. In the 2013 election, Palanan was the election head in Butuan City who made news when he, together with other stakeholders, strictly implemented the removal of election signage and campaign advertisement throughout the city. (Erwin M. Mascarinas / MindaNews)
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since it would bear flowers only at the age of 17 to 18 years, he said. Callanta said that the seedlings came from the forest of the mountain villages in Minalwang, Urika, and Hindangon, all of the city of Gingoog, east of, Misamis Oriental. The other seedlings also came from the central town of Claveria in the Misamis Oriental and the coastal town of Initao in Misamis Oriental’s west coast, he said. Callanta said cultivating an “indigenous tree park” would provide a glimpse of native trees that grow in the rainforest in the islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The park would also serve as an educational site for students and the common people to remind them that there still exist thousands of “native trees” that grow in the forest in our country, Callanta said. He said that the proposed “indigenous park” hopes to inculcate in the minds of the people, especially the younger generation, the awareness to protect and preserve the forest for the future generation.
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a young hornbill, or kalaw in local dialect, landed atop a tree where we stood. “It’s Kayamutan,” he told me. A pet of a datu (tribal chieftain), the bird glided towards the arm of a young man, stealing the attention of the small crowd. It is believed that the presence or sight of the kalaw brings good luck. The Hornbill is one of the few bird varieties residing in the forest which has become a known destination of professional bird-watching enthusiasts in the country and abroad. “You will see them early morning and they hover in groups,” Jose said.
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want optimum quality and efficiency, they need to consider what’s best for their homes,” he emphasized. Moreover, the company has been helping to further reduce every building’s carbon footprint through high-quality cement, aggregates, concrete and other construction-related services. “We are committed to sustainable construction in the country,” he said. “With this, we strive to guide our customers on the proper application and responsible use of cement with the help of the country’s local cement dealers and other industry experts.” Sumalinog concluded, “This is how we give back to society by offering a variety of top-quality products as our contribution to a growing economy through responsible dealership. This way, we can help make possible a safer and stronger future.” About Holcim Philippines Holcim Philippines is involved in the manufacture, sale and distribution of building materials and construction solutions in the country. The Company operates four cement plants in La Union, Bulacan, Misamis Oriental and Davao, an aggregates facility in Rizal and several ready-mix concrete plants nationwide. Its cement products, sold in 40 kg.bags, tonner bags and in bulk, are Holcim Excel, Holcim WallRight, Holcim Premium Bulk and Holcim 4X.Holcim Philippines is a member of LafargeHolcim Group, the world leader in the building materials industry with 115,000 employees in 90 countries.
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Special Action Force (SAF) and the Regional Public Safety Company or PNP Scouts – equipped to handle such security issues. Chief Supt. Vert Tinio Chavez, regional director in Caraga, said that they are continuously assessing the situation. He made it clear that even if the COMELEC would spearhead and deputize the police, they would make recommendations together with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Capt. Jo Patrick Martinez, NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late DEODATO Q. QUINAL, consisting of a parcel of land situated at Upper Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, containing an area of Two Hundred Eighty Eight (288) sq.m., more or less and Certificate of Registration No. 10771371-2, MV File No. 1016-00000044369, O.R. No. 691629330, and Savings Account No. 1711-8421-75, Existing Deposit, Land Bank of the Philippines, PPA Extension Office, Puntod, Cag. de Oro City are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT BETWEEN HEIRS, under the Notarial Registry of Atty. Miguel M. Sabacajan, as per Doc. No. 58; Page No. 12; Book No. 56; Series of 2015. MDN: SEPT. 25, OCT. 2 & 9, 2015
EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED BIENVINIDO N. GONTIÑAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased BIENVINIDO N. GONTIÑAS, who died on January 6, 2009 in Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left two (2) parcels (conjugal property) of land more particularly described as follows: A) TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-123327 A Parcel of land (Lot 3-A, Psd-10-010068, being a portion of Lot 3, Pcs-10-000468), situated in the Barrio of Puerto, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN (507) SQUARE METERS, more or less. B) TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-133215 A Parcel of Land, Lot 3-B-3-B-1, Psd-10-034266, being a portion of Lot 3-B-3-B, Psd10-012731), situated in the Barrio of Puerto. Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED (500) SQUARE METERS, more or less are the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED BIENVINIDO N. GONTIÑAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and executed namely; 1) TERESITA L. GONTIÑAS, of legal age, Filipino, widow and resident of Zone 3, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, and the
surviving wife of the deceased, 2) RUBEN L. GONTIÑAS, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Zone 3, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, surviving son of the deceased, 3) BIENVENIDO L. GONTIÑAS, JR., of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Zone 3, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, surviving son of the deceased, 4) MARVIN L. GONTIÑAS, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Zone 3, Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City, surviving son of the deceased, the above-named parties, all of legal age, are the legitimate wife/ children and the sole/compulsory/ surviving heirs of the deceased. That for and in consideration of the sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED PESOS (P1,500,000.00), is hereby acknowledged from the VENDEE, HYLDEN JOY CHU CHU, of legal age, Filipino, single and resident of Puerto Market, Cagayan de Oro City, Heirs of BIENVINIDO N. GONTINAS, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the HYLDEN JOY CHU CHU, absolutely and unconditionally, the above mentioned two (2) parcels of land with a total area of ONE THOUSAND SEVEN (1,007) square meters, more or less. As per Doc. No. 23; Page No. 5; Book No. 182; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: SEPT. 25, OCT. 2 & 9, 2015
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