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Customs in Region 10 eyes auction of abandoned cars By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

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CAGAYAN de Oro City––S ome 15-20 vehicles of various models will be auctioned by the Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao on April 4. BOC-10 legal officer Atty. Roswald Joseph Pague said the bidding for the abandoned vehicles will take place at the Conference Hall of the BOC in Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City.

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‘Jobs crisis’ to be more problematic with cha-cha

THE unemployment crisis will be even more difficult to solve if the proposed Charter change (Cha-cha) pushes through, according to research group Ibon. It said the country will be prevented from taking policy measures to ensure that foreign investment contributes to building Filipino industry, agricultural and job-generating capacity. See jobs, page 4

davao College scholarships will continue to be a program of Rep. Juliette T. Uy in the second district of Misamis Oriental. Speaking on the theme “TCC @10: Remains a Strong Partner towards a Transformational Society,” she was the guest of honor of the Tagoloan Community College’s 8th Commencement Exercises on Friday evening as the commencement speaker. A total of 597 students of the college under president Dr. Rolando Acoriba Jr. graduated. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

Amendment of cabotage law eyed to bring down domestic shipping cost HIGH local shipping costs may be attributed largely to the absence of competition in the local shipping industry, thus the need for a comprehensive review and amendment of the Philippine cabotage law. This was

according to a recent study published by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). Authored by Drs. Gilberto Llanto, PIDS president, and Adoracion Navarro,

senior research fellow, the study argued for a wellplanned review and lifting of cabotage restrictions to bring down the high cost of domestic shipping rates in the country. Under the present cabo-

tage law, only domestic shipping lines can serve domestic routes. The absence of competition has resulted in “high cost of transporting raw materials to manufacturing See SHIPPING, page 11

ITPI Corp. kickstarts NREA-Oro trade exhibit with talk on eco-friendly architecture, design CAGAYAN de Oro City-ItalPinas Euroasian Design and Eco-Development (ITPI Corp.), the developer of Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro City, stressed the need for property developers to lower their carbon footprint when developing properties during the recently concluded 2nd NREA Cagayan De Oro Chapter Biz-Con & Trade

Exhibits held at the Activity Center of the Centrio mall. The National Real Estate Association (NREA) is a national trade organization comprising property developers, government agencies and advocates of urban and housing developments aimed at promoting strategic partnerships and collaborations. As one of the guest speakers at the event, ITPI

chief executive officer and CEO, Romolo V. Nati gave a short talk on sustainable solutions for developing and designing properties. According to him, the architecture and design of a building can be drawn from nature itself. He cited two ITPI projects, Primavera Residences in Cagayan de Oro and another one in Santo Tomas, Batangas

See exhibit, page 11

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Sans PDAF, Uys turn over more projects to barangays By IRENE ROA ANIBONG and DODO CANOY Contributors

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental––Second district Rep. Juliette Uy and Mayor Julio Uy have managed to implement and turn over various projects to several barangays despite the absence of “pork barrel” or, the Priority development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Earlier, Mayor Uy and Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director LheQalyn Ramos spearheaded the ceremonial cutting of ribbon for the two huge projects for barangays Imelda, Dayawan, and Kimaya. The projects are part of the rural infrastructure See projects, page 11

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BOC-10 to auction abandoned vehicles By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

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AGAYAN de Oro City–– Some 15-20 vehicles of various models will be auctioned by the Bureau of Customs in Northern Mindanao on April 4.

BOC-10 legal officer Atty. Roswald Joseph Pague said the bidding for the abandoned vehicles will take place at the Conference Hall of the BOC in Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City. Pague said interested buyers may view the vehicles from today to April 4 at the Mindanao Container Ter-

Atty. Roswald Joseph Pague

minal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. He said there will be a registration fee of P2,000. The vehicles have been identified as one double cab Bongo III Truck with a floor price of P270,000, one

used Kia Sorento/one used Bongo III Van/one used Kia Ceres Pick-up with a floor price of P750,000, one used Kia Sorento/two units used Kia Bongo Double Cab with a floor price of P600,000, four units Kia Bongo Single Cab with a floor price of P600,000, one used Kia Sorento/three units Kia Bongo Double Cab with a floor price of P750,000, four units Kia Bongo Single Cab with a floor price of P600,000, and one Toyota RAF/RAV 4 Station with a floor price of P400,000. Pague said the appraised values are based on the condition of the vehicles. The proceeds will be added to the collection of the district. Pague said BOC-10 has exceeded its January collection target by some P70million and its February target by some P60-million. He added that buyers will be given proper documents for registration with the

Land Transportation Office. Acting District Collector Atty. Ruby Claudia M. Alameda has issued the guidelines for the auction, which include submission of sealed bidding. Alameda said the sealed bids will be opened in public by an auction committee.

ARMS FOR CASH.

The auction committee, however, can declare a failed bidding when there is only one sealed bid, when there are two sealed bids but there is only one bid higher than the floor price, and when the highest bidder fails to comply with any of the required payment.

EASTMINCOM commander Lt. Gen. Ricardo Rainier Cruz III (left) and AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Emmanuel Bautista receive surrendered firearms from 72 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels at Camp Evangelista in Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, March 28, 2014. The ceremony came a day before the NPA’s 45th founding anniversary. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas

‘CAB a welcome move despite worries’

MALAYBALAY City––Any move for peace such as the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) should be welcomed despite apprehensions on how it would be eventually implemented, Malaybalay Bishop Jose Cabantan on Thursday said. “There might be apprehensions whether this law will fully be implemented. Yet it’s better to have crafted one than nothing at all,” he told MindaNews via telephone as the historic document was being signed in Malacanang Palace’s Kalaayaan Gardens. He said he hoped all these endeavors will result to lasting peace in Mindanao. “Let’s continue to pray to the God of Peace for that,” he added via SMS. The Diocese of Malaybalay includes the predominantly Christian town of Wao in Lanao del Sur. Several Wao residents have signed a manifesto expressing their desire to be excluded from the proposed Bangsamoro political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao by 2016. Meanwhile, Roderico Bioco, president of the Bukidnon Kaamulan Chamber of Commerce and Industry admitted he was not familiar about the CAB. “But I hope it is going to bring true peace (in Mindanao),” he said. Bioco stressed during the chamber’s general membership meeting that among the imperatives for the business sector is to know the situation and to have peace and order. “For us it is important to create the healthy environment for business and more investments to come in,” he said, adding peace and order is among the key advocacies of the chamber. (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)


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“THE VICTORY OF THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE IS ALSO THE VICTORY OF THE FILIPINO PEOPLE” CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PEACE NEGOTIATORS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL SIGNING CEREMONIES FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO WHICH WAS HELD IN MALACANANG GROUND LAST MARCH 27, 2014.

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Hon. PAX S. MANGUDADATU Former Congressman 1st District- SULTAN KUDARAT From 2007-2010 and Former GOVERNOR (Sultan Kudarat) From 1998-2007

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Solon wants P6k allowance of teachers for election duties By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Agusan del Norte first district Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun is set to file a bill to increase to P6,000 the allowance of teachers for election duties.

In an interview, Fortun said that aside from the raise in allowance, he will also seek in his proposed legislative measure to make election duty for teachers voluntary, a move seen as a break from the mandatory character of the present system. Apart from the allowance increase, the neophyte solon said that should his bill become a law, a set of benefits awaits those who opt to serve in the Board of Election Inspectors, including: 1) Insurance coverage amounting to P200,000; 2) Medical Assistance; and 3) Legal Assistance.

According to Fortun, “as faithful servants of our people in the exercise of our democratic system through the electoral process, our school teachers have been in the forefront of making the ballot clean, faithful and true expression of the people’s choice of our leaders. In doing their election duties, our teachers, including their family, have faced threats and harassments from groups with selfish political interests. By providing our school mentors P6,000 allowance and additional benefits, we may be able to give their efforts even a modicum of recognition.” The young lawmaker also pointed out that aware of the teachers’ critical role in the country’s education especially of the youth, he co-authored a bill increasing their basic salary from P18,000 to P25,000 a month. “Hopefully, I may be of help in giving them the salary raise they need and deserve,” Fortun.

AFP chief accepts formal surrender of 72 rebels

ARMED Forces of the Philippine (AFP) chief-of-staff Emmanuel Bautista on Friday formally welcomed the surrender of 72 New People’s Army (NPA) fighters who wanted to live peacefully and productively with their families. Aside from this, the ex-rebel surrendered 69 high-powered firearms. The military said the 72 former rebels were regular NPA members while others were members of the Militia ng Bayan (MB) operating in the mountainous areas of CARAGA and Region 10 composed of 48 individuals from Bukidnon, 18 from Agusan Del Sur, three from Surigao

Del Sur, one from Agusan Del Norte, and two from Misamis Oriental. This was held at 4th Infantry Division headquarters in Camp Evangelista, Cagayan De Oro City. Besides Bautista, Army commander Major Gen. Hernando DCA Iriberri was present in the ceremonies which was dubbed as “PagbabalikLoob 2.” Also present during the ceremony were local officials of Northern Mindanao who have always been effective partners of the Philippine Army in its peace and development advocacies. For surrendering their weapons,

the former rebels will paid a significant sum each. And as a demonstration of support to the former rebels as they join the mainstream society, the Philippine Army through the 4th Infantry Division will grant them a parcel of land which they could use for their livelihood. Under the government’s social integration program, former rebels are provided access to economic and social opportunities including capability building and skills training, livelihood and employment opportunities. philippine news agency

Caraga Regional Police to culminate ‘2014 Women’s Month’ with an all female police battalion BUTUAN City––The Police Regional Office 13 will culminate “2014 Women’s Month” by parading a full sized, all women police battalion, a police regional chief spokesperson said on Friday. PSupt. Martin M. Gamba, in an interview, said this is their way of celebrating the “2014 Women’s Month” where they will be giving due honors and recognition to the role that the women played in nation-building. Gamba said that women police field commanders will also be honored and be awarded during the ceremonies which will be held at the Police Regional Office 13 grandstand, during the traditional Monday flag-raising rites at 8:00 p.m. “We recognized their contributions in the maintenance of the

peace and order here in the region, and the regional police wanted to show that women are also capable of what their male counterparts can do,” Gamba said. He added that the police believed in equal treatment of men and women in the force. Among the awardees during the Monday ceremony will be: PCInsp. Jean Q. Llenares of the Regional Health Service to receive a “Medalya Ng Pampulisiya”; PInsp. Leizel B. Mindana of the Regional Health Service, “Medalya Ng Pampulisiya”; PSInsp. Rosemarie B. Molabola of the Surigao del Norte Police Provincial Office, “Medalya Ng Pampulisiya”; PSInsp. Haide C. Sedoro, Regional Crime Laboratory Office, “Medalya Ng Nasalanta”; PInsp. Tessiel R. Moleta, of the Surigao del Norte PPO, “Medalya Ng Pampulisiya”; PInsp. Eunice G.

Gonzaga of the Butuan City Police Office “Medalya Ng Nasalanta”; PInsp. Chireen B. Apdian of the Surigao del Norte PPO “Medalya Ng Kagalingan”; PInsp. Analee Enriquez of the Agusan del Norte PPO “Medalya Ng Kagalingan”; SPO1 Annabelle C. Celino of the Agusan del Sur PPO “Medalya Ng Pampulisiya”; SPO1 Joy I. Nalagas of the Surigao del Sur PPO “Medalya Ng Nasalanta”; PO1 Mari Kerma Torreda of the Regional Intelligence Division, “Medalya NgKagalinan”; PO1 Marfe C. Ramoro of the 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion, “Medalya Ng Papuri”; PO1 Diana Mae G. Miranda of the Dinagat Island PPO, “Medalya Ng Nasalanta” and NUP Maureen Ana B. Arpilleda of the Regional Police Human Resource Doctrine and Development, “Medalya Ng Papuri.”

Some policemen will also be awarded on Monday who will include: PCInsp. Ave Mario M. Romero of the Butuan City Police Office, “Medalya Ng Kasanayan”; SPO1 Leonides S. Yaoyao of the Agusan del Sur PPO, “Medalya Ng Kasanayan” and SPO1 Philip Amer P. Mazo of the Regional Headquarters Support Group, “Medalya Ng Kasanayan.” The male awardees are advocates of the “Men Opposed to Violence Against Women Everywhere” or (MOVE). Another highlight of the event will be that the guest of honor and speaker is the woman village chairperson of Brgy. Bonbon, this city Hon. Segundina T. Mondia. The Monday ceremony will be led by the Caraga PNP Director PCSupt. Dominador E. Aquino Jr. philippine news agency

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PEACE NEGOTIATORS FOR THE SUCCESSFUL SIGNING CEREMONIES FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON THE BANGSAMORO (CAB) WHICH WAS HELD IN MALACANANG GROUND LAST MARCH 27, 2014. GREETINGS FROM:

ATTY. OMBRA C. GANDAMRA

Regional Director NATIONAL COMMISSION ON MUSLIM FILIPINOS Regional Office No. 10


Total

P672,297,313

monday, march 31, 2014 component

100%

16.22%

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Total Project Rehabilitation costs

Republic of the Philippines ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Pacific Center Building San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

422,147,273

18. Table 5 below is over-all rate impact to CEPALCO’s customers if the Amendment to the PPA will be implemented:

Table 5. Rate Impact of the PPA Amendment Formula

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE AMENDMENT OF THE POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT (PPA) BETWEEN CAGAYAN ELECTRIC POWER AND LIGHT CO. INC. (CEPALCO) AND BUBUNAWAN POWER CORPORATION (BPC), WITH PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY ERC Case No. __________ CAGAYAN ELECTRIC POWER & LIGHT CO., INC. and BUBUNAWAN POWER COMPANY, INC. Applicants. X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - -X

Total Monthly Energy Requirement, KWh Actual Monthly Energy Purchase, kWh Total Cost of Monthly Energy Requirement, Peso Average Generation Cost, P/KWh Unserved Energy (Monthly), KWh over-all Rate impact, P/kwh: With Alternative Supplier With BPC BPC is cheaper by

without BPC Psa no alternative with alternative supplier supplier

with BPC

A

71,772,513

71,772,513

B

69,582,513

71,772,513

71,772,513 71,772,513

C

344,159,850

364,285,950

357,116,088

D = C/B

4.9461

5.0756

4.9757

E = A-B

2,190,000 5.0756 4.9757

Amendment to PPA Application CEPALCO-BPC 0.0999 Page 5 of 8

19. Rehabilitation works were already completed and the commissioning of the Plant will be completed on 01 May 2014. 20. In support of this application, the following supporting documents are attached: document

Annex

APPLICATION Applicants CAGAYAN ELECTRIC POWER & LIGHT CO., INC. (CEPALCO), and BUBUNAWAN POWER COMPANY INC. (BPC), respectfully allege that: 1. Applicant CEPALCO is a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of Philippine laws, with principal office address at 44 Don Toribio Chavez Street, Cagayan de Oro City. 2. It is the sole and duly authorized franchisee and holder of a certificate of public convenience and necessity to install, operate and maintain a heat, light and power distribution system in the City of Cagayan de Oro, and in the Municipalities of Tagoloan, Villanueva and Jasaan, all in the Province of Misamis Oriental. 3. Co-applicant BPC is a corporation duly organized and existing under and by virtue of Philippine laws, with office address at MINERGY Road, Tablon, Cagayan de Oro City. 4. CEPALCO has an existing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with BPC, for the supply of electricity generated by the latter from its 6 MW Hydro-electric Generating Plant located in Baungon, Bukidnon, executed on April 19, 1999, which was approved with some modifications, by the then Energy Regulatory Board (ERB), in ERB Case No. 99-21, in a Decision dated 3 January 2001. 5. Under the PPA, the cooperation period is twenty five (25) years to start from Commercial Operation. 6. On 17 December 2011, the Hydro-electric Plant was heavily damaged by flood, as a result of Typhoon Sendong, a super typhoon which hit Northern Mindanao that caused the loss of many lives and damage to properties in the city and nearby areas. 7. Since the plant was rendered inoperable, BPC and CEPALCO agreed to suspend the PPA and for BPC to rehabilitate the plant. 8. The electricity that will be generated by the BPC plant is needed by CEPALCO to augment to its power requirements. 9. Furthermore, the capacity that NPC can provide to CEPALCO beyond 25 March 2015, the expiry date of its CSEE with NPC, is uncertain since most of its assets in Mindanao are set to be privatized. 10. Lastly, there is power insufficiency in the Mindanao grid, and in fact, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is already rationing power to its transmission customers in Amendment toload PPA Application CEPALCO-BPC Mindanao due to lack of available power supply. Page 8 11. It is therefore necessary that BPC’s hydro-plant be rehabilitated, and rehabilitation was3 aofmore economical option compared to getting power from a new plant. 12. BPC then undertook the rehabilitation of the plant to restore it to operating condition, and as a result it incurred rehabilitation costs in the amount of P422,147,273.00, even as it received insurance proceeds for the insurance claim on the damage incident. Amendment to PPA Application 13. With the rehabilitation costs, BPC could not anymore continue operating the CEPALCO-BPC plant using the Page 3 parties of 8 rates of the ERB-approved PPA without incurring huge economic losses, and consequently, had to negotiate for its amendment. 14. Parties then entered into the Amendment of the Power Purchase Agreement (Annex “A”). Its eRb to the PPA salient features as compared toexisting the existing PPA are shown inAmendment Table 1 as follows: Approved-PPA

Table 1. Salient Features of the PSA existing eRb Approved-PPA

Amendment to the PPA

21. Applicants will comply with the requirements in Section 4 (e), Rule 3 of the Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 9136, in relation to Rule 6 of the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, prior to the filing of this application. ALLEGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY 22. As stated above, the commissioning of the plant will be completed on 1 May 2014, hence CEPALCO has to receive the electricity from the BPC plant to augment CEPALCO’s power requirements. 23. If CEPALCO will pay the rates using the ERB-approved PPA, which is equivalent to the landed rate of NPC/PSALM to CEPALCO, BPC will incur losses at the rate of P2.0056 per kwhr, or P146,400 per day, assuming BPC can supply power at an average of 73,000 kwhr per day and using the December 2013 charges of PSALM and NGCP. 24. CEPALCO therefore is seeking a provisional authority/rate to allow BPC to start supplying electricity to CEPALCO using the proposed rates provided in the Amendment to the Power Purchase Agreement. PRAYER

PREMISES CONSIDERED, applicants CEPALCO and BPC respectfully pray that1. Upon filing and pending hearing of this application, a provisional authority/rate be issued; 2. After due notice and hearing, a decision be rendered approving the Amendment to the Power Purchase Agreement; and

Other relief or remedy as may be just and equitable under the circumstances are also prayed for.

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED this 27th day of March 2014 in Cagayan de Oro City for Pasig City. (Sgd.) ISIDRO O. BACULIO Jr. PTR 2502195, 12 December 2013 Cagayan de Oro City IBP Lifetime Member No. 08493 Misamis Oriental Chapter Roll of Attorneys No. 38265 MCLE Comp. No. IV-002736, 3 Oct 2011

(Sgd.) ROEL O. CAMORRO PTR No. 2502196, 12 December 2013 Cagayan de Oro City IBP Lifetime Member No. 08495 Misamis Oriental Chapter Roll of Attorneys No. 53085 MCLE Comp. No. V-0000708, 29 October 2013

(Sgd.) MAYNARD EUGENIO C. YLAGAN PTR No. 2503768, 3 Jan 2014 Cagayan de Oro City IBP No. 945339 Misamis Oriental Chapter Roll of Attorneys No. 59960

Counsel of Applicants CEPALCO Main Office, 33 T. Chaves Street, Cagayan de Oro City

  Republic of the Philippines ) City of Cagayan de Oro ) s.s.

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15. Table 2 below shows the derivation of the Capital Recovery Fee and the Operation and Maintenance Fee:

Table 2. Derivation of the Capital Recovery Fee and O&M Fee details

Figure

details

Figure

Total Project cost, Peso

672,297,313

Total Project cost, Peso

672,297,313

capital Recovery Fee, P/kWh

4.5883

Amendment to PPA Application 1.0319 Amendment to CEPALCO-BPC PPA4.5883 Application Page 4 of 8 CEPALCO-BPC

Operation & maintenance Fee, P/kWh

capital Recovery Fee, P/kWh

Page 4 of 8

Operation & maintenance Fee, P/kWh

1.0319

16. Table 3 below shows the debt-equity ratio of the project and the derivation of the weighted average cost of capital for the project.

Table Debt-Equity Ratio and WACC Derivation cost 3. component Amount d/e Ratio cost component

Amount

Total

P672,297,313

Total

P672,297,313

d/e Ratio

cost

cost

WAcc 16.22%

100%

16.22%

17. Table 4 shows the main components of the project rehabilitation costs.

Table 4. Project Rehabilitation Cost Components

component

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, she had hereunto set her hand this 27th day of March 2014 at Cagayan de Oro City. (Sgd.) CONSUELO G. TION SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 27th day of March 2014 at Cagayan de Oro City, affiant exhibiting to me her Community Tax Certificate No. 16843052 issued at Cagayan de Oro City on 22 January 2014 and her SSS I.D. No. 08-0036105-9. Doc. No. : 224 Page No. : 45 Book No. : XXI Series of : 2014   Republic of the Philippines ) City of Cagayan de Oro ) S.s.

cost, PhP

cost, PhP

Atty. ROEL O. CAMORRO Notary Public until 31 Dec 2015 PTR No. 2502196, 12 December 2013, CdeOC IBP Lifetime Member No. 08495, 14 Aug 2009 TIN No. 931-249-982, Roll No. 53085 Notarial Commission No. 2014-052

VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING

WAcc

100%

component

CONSUELO G. TION, of legal age, Filipino and with office address at Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, hereby deposes and states: That 1. She is the Chief Operating Officer, of Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO); 2. In her capacity as such, she caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing application in coordination with BPC, a co-applicant, as evidenced by the board resolution which is attached to the application. 3. That the allegations set forth therein are true and correct based on her own personal knowledge and/or on the authentic records of CEPALCO. 4. CEPALCO has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issues in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency; to the best of her knowledge, no such action or proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or different Divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, which involve issues that may somehow be related to those in this Application; and that, if she should learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or different Divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, she undertake to promptly inform this Honorable Commission within five (5) days therefrom.

WILLIAM U. LIM, of legal age, Filipino and with office address at Cagayan de Oro City, after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, hereby deposes and states: That – 1. He is the Managing Director of Bubunawan Power Company Inc. (BPC), a co-applicant in the foregoing Application. 2. In his capacity as such, he caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing application in coordination with CEPALCO, as evidenced by the board resolution which is attached to the application. 3. That the allegations set forth therein are true and correct based on his own personal knowledge and/or on the authentic records of BPC. 4. BPC has not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issues in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency; to the best of her knowledge, no such action or proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or different Divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, which involve issues that may somehow be related to those in this Application; and that, if he should learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or different Divisions thereof, or any other tribunal or agency, he undertake to promptly inform this Honorable Commission within five (5) days therefrom. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, he had hereunto set his hand this 27th day of March 2014 at Cagayan de Oro City. (Sgd.) WILLIAM U. LIM

Total Project Rehabilitation costs

Total Project Rehabilitation costs

422,147,273

422,147,273

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 27th day of March 2014 at Cagayan de Oro City, affiant exhibiting to me his Community Tax Certificate No. 4379434 issued at Cagayan de Oro City on 6 January 2014 and his Driver’s License with No. K02-83009107, with expiry date on 20 September 2014. Atty. ROEL O. CAMORRO Doc. No. : Page No. : Book No. : Series of :

225 45 XXI 2014

Notary Public until 31 Dec 2015 PTR No. 2502196, 12 December 2013, CdeOC IBP Lifetime Member No. 08495, 14 Aug 2009 TIN No. 931-249-982, Roll No. 53085 Notarial Commission No. 2014-052

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Opposing the privatization of government hospitals To ensure that health care services are affordable and accessible to Filipino people opposing views have been heard in Congress. One contention is from Reps. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) and Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. (Partylist, AbanteMindanao), saying their proposal, House Bill 3994, to be known as Government Hospitals’ Privatization Prohibition Act, prohibits the Secretary of the Department of Health to privatize, sell or offer for sale all government hospitals. Whether reports are true that the National Orthopedic Hospitals in Quezon City and other government hospitals were being offered for privatization under the Public-Private Partnership scheme of the government, privatizing the government hospitals would result into more expensive health care services knowing that private hospitals are already known for its prohibitive fees. If the government is experiencing difficulty in infusing the much needed funds to continually upgrade and acquire sophisticated and advanced medical equipment, it is a reality that majority of the people rely on these government hospitals for their medical and health needs. It should seek other funding resources for the upgrad-

Editorial ing of government hospitals and not sell it to those who are only concerned of profits. Rodriguez has a point in saying corresponding increase in medical cost would follow once the government hospitals are privatized. IT is undeniable that the increase in cost of hospitalization imposed by private hospitals will mean an additional burden to the families of poor patients. “Some people cannot even afford adequate shelter, food, clothing and education. Worst, accessible and affordable health care services being offered by government hospitals will be beyond their reach, Rodriguez said. On the other hand, the “Modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center” project is under the Public-Private Partnership scheme of the Aquino administration – the first government hospital to be privatized costed P5.6 Billion. This is why petitioners have filed a petition before the Supreme Court opposing the privatization of the said orthopedic hospital. It is the government’s responsibility to provide and ensure that basic social services are affordable

and easily available to the people. Government hospitals should not be relinquished to a private entity through privatization or commercialization because it will prejudice the poor and underprivileged. The National Orthopedic Hospital Workers Union described the hospital’s privatization as another “man-made disaster that will wreak havoc on poor people’s health. Even doctors and nurses have protested privatization of government hospitals. Let us support the following groups who petitioned for the non-privatization of government hospitals: the Network Opposed to Privatization of Public Hospitals and Health Services (NOP), Council for Health and Development (CHD), Nars ng Bayan Community Health Nurses’ Association, Alliance of Health Workers (AHW), Health Alliance for Human Rights (HAHR), People’s Health Movement, Community Medicine Practitioners and Advocates Association (COMPASS); Head Alliance for Democracy (HEAD), leaders of citizens’ groups Makabayan, Gabriela, Kalipunan ng Damayan ng Mahihirap (KADAMAY), Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), and congressmen from Bayan Muna and Kabataan party-list.

Prison Special Gospel of the day: Luke12:54-59 (March31, 2014-Monday) Luke 12:54-59-And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when [ye see] the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate,

[as thou art] in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into “prison.” I tell thee, thou shall not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite: Jesus criticized the people for being blind to the presence of Jesus in their midst. In John9:1-2-there is really “physically blind” but on the other side, there is also “blind spiritually.” In Mark 8:17-when Jesus knew [it], he said unto them, why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not

Biblical reflection yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? Are you blind? Jesus reminds us to open our eyes for the truth. In Hebrews 12:2-looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Look at Jesus Christ in your hearts since He is dwelling but not recognized: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhDTony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM -

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Bite your tongue THINK a minute. Imagine you walked into a room and all the people in it were gossiping about you! They were criticizing your personality as well as things you’ve done. What would you do? Would you say: “Thank you so much for being such true friends and telling me these things.” I doubt it! None of us likes to be criticized or gossiped about. So why do we do it? You know what we’re doing when we gossip and criticize others? We’re actually trying to make ourselves look better than that person. And it’s easier for us to look better when we make the other person look bad. But when we criticize others, what we really do is lose our own size in other people’s eyes! When we put others down we’re showing our own small, bad heart and character. Think about it! How much actual good does all that criticizing and gossiping do? For our family and community? It really does no good whatsoever! It only hurts and sometimes even destroys people, building walls of anger, hate, and distrust between people. You see, criticizing and gossiping is a bad habit like swearing. It keeps us busy and gives us something to talk about. But the habit of gossip will poison your heart and attitudes. So at the end of the day, it actually gives you a bad name and character. But today, you can quit your bad habit of criticizing See bite, page 11

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ABELARDO BALASABAS, who died intestate on March 14, 2008 at Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 329-G-35, Block 6, Psd-13-006119, being a portion of Lot 329-G, BSD-6295) situated in the Barrio of San Vicente, Butuan City covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-19313 containing an area of 170 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE LATE ABELARDO BALASABAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by deceased Abelardo Balasabas’ legitimate heirs namely, Evelyn Balasabas Abing and Coronel Babanto Balasabas as heirs/ vendors, and vendee Victor Paden Hugo, married to Emalyn Balasabas Hugo, per Doc. No. 428; Page No. 43; Book No. CXXXV; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, until December 31, 2015 with PTR No. 0714659/0102-2014. MDN: Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14, 2014

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Is government still capable of coping up? LIFE’S INSPIRATION: “… The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons…” (1 Timothy 4:1, the Holy Bible). -oooIS GOV’T STILL CAPABLE OF COPING UP? Can the government still cope up with violations of the law by unscrupulous individuals, Filipinos and foreigners alike? I mean, we could just take a look around us, and we will undoubtedly see that there are now many people everywhere who carry guns which are not licensed. Then, there are many buses, jeepneys, and taxi units which are running on the road, but which are not even franchised, nor are even registered. There are questionable food items coming in, from abroad, which have not been inspected by the Food and Drug Administration of the Department of Health. Then there is plenty of rice, pork, fowl, beef, vegetables, spices, and even cars, jewelries, appliances, and many other consumer goods, big and small, that did not pass through the Bureau of Customs or the Bureau of In-

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Sayyaf reb- a gun battle that wounded 3 people NOTICE in Patikul town in NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ROGER VEGA-MITRA, the southern PhilJR., who died intestate on September ippine province of 22, 2013 at the Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila, Sulu, police said on consisting of a parcel of land (Lot No. 6, Block 25, of the subdivision plan, Saturday. Psd-10-018544, being a portion of Lot 2988, Pls-22, Libertad, Public Land Subdivision) situated in Barangay Libertad, Butuan City under Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0003-05154 covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-9886 containing an area of 100 square meters, more or less, with a residential building constructed on his lot under Tax Declaration No. 08-06-0003-05154, is the subject of an EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE LATE ROGER VEGA-MITRA, JR. made and executed by deceased Roger Vega Mitra, Jr.’s legitimate heirs, namely, widow Lourdes Auditor-Mitra, Kenneth Auditor-Mitra, and Dana Auditor-Mitra, per Doc. No. 426; Page No. 86; Book No. 208; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Jesus Ma. James L Bringas, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan until 12-31, 2015, PTR No. 0714786/01-02-14. MDN: Mar. 17, 24 & 31, 2014

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of Isidro Nob, married to Cornelia Macapayag, who died on April 22, 1938 and a resident of Bolobolo, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, Philippines, leaving certain real property situated at Bolobolo, El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, covered by Decree No. N-66199 and more particularly described as follows; “A parcel of Land (Lot No. 8536 of the Cadastral Survey of Cagayan, Cadastral Case No. 33, L.R.C. Cadastral Record No. 1614), situated in the City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of SIX THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND FIFTY EIGHT (6,658) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered into in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines by and among; CATALINA N. NESTAL, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and a resident of Gitagum, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ENRIQUITO N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Libertad, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; NENITA G. BALOMADRES, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and a resident of Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heirvendor; DOMINADOR N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Lubluban, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; GERONIMO N. GA-AN, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; LUISA M. CASUNDO, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; CARLITO N. WAMINAL, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ALFONSA W. BAIROY, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; HONORATA M. DAYPUYAT, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; ARTURO N. MAKILING, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Medina, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor; FELY A. MAGADA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental, hereinafter referred to as heir-vendor, are the sole and only heirs of the decedent entitled to succeed to his estate. That for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 30,000.00), Philippine currency in hand paid by the HEIRVENDEE unto the HEIRS-VENDORS. As per Doc. No. 201; Page No. 41; Book No. 51; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. CASIANO A. GAMOTIN, JR. MDN: MAR. 19, 24 & 31, 2014

Police said rebels attacked the marine post in the village of Bungkaung and a firefight erupted that left three civilians wounded. Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, the provincial police chief, said the rebels harassed soldiers from the 22nd Marine Company. “An undetermined number of armed men, believed to be Abu Sayyaf, harassed the elements of the 22nd Marine Company under the Marine Battalion Land-

ing Team 2, manning the Bungkaung detachment in Patikul town.” “The firefight lasted for almost 50 minutes which resulted to the wounding of three civilians Alnajir Suhaili, Abdulmain Jamasali and Milding Amil,” Orbita told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. It was not immediately known who shot the civilians, but marine posts are near civilian areas in Patikul, a stronghold of the Abu Sayyaf. There was no statement from the local mayor about the attack or why the military failed to detect the rebel assault. The Abu Sayyaf, founded in 1991 by Ustadz Abdurajak Janjalani in Basilan prov-

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE LEONIE K. COLINA married to the late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA, SR. Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA and LEONIE K. COLINA, who died on ________ and February 21, 2014 at Davao City, she left a certain real property which is more particularly described as follows; “A parcel of land identified as Lot 1610, Pls-406-D. Containing an area of SEVENTEEN THOUSAND TWENTY NINE (17,029) SQUARE METERS embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. P-44316 located at Kolambog, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “A parcel of land identified as Lot 884, Pls-406-D. Containing an area of FORTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY TWO (41,522) SQUARE METERS embraced by Original Certificate of Title No. P-44315, located at Kolambog, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat. “A parcel of land identified as Lot 4, Blk. 5 of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd-201405, being a portion of Lot 1000-B-2-E-2-C (LRC) Psd-3703, L.R.C. (GLRO) Cad. Rec. No. 317) situated in the Barrio of Matina, City of Davao, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE LEONIE K. COLINA married to the late AUGUSTUS M. COLINA, SR., made and executed by and between; ARRIEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines; ARNEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Koronadal City, Province of South Cotabato, Philippines; ARCEL COLINA-BOLTON, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident of Davao City, Philippines; ARDEL K. COLINA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines; AUGUSTUS K. COLINA, JR. of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and resident Davao City, Philippines, are the only surviving legal and compulsory heirs. As per Doc. No. 286; Page No. 58; Book No. LII; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. HERACLIO T. MALAKI III. MDN: MAR. 17, 24 & 31, 2014

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ALEXANDER OSTOS, SR., who died intestate on June 22, 2008 in Bangued, Abra, consisting of: 1) A parcel of agricultural land situated at Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur under Tax Declaration No. 11-06-0001-00618 containing an area of 4.000 hectares; 2) A parcel of residential land situated in the Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur covered by Tax Declaration No. 11-06-0001-01512 containing an area of 71.04 square meters; 3) A parcel of agricultural land under Tax Declaration No. 1106-0001-00613 situated at the Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur containing an area of 4.44432 hectares; and 4) A parcel of agricultural land situated in Mapaga, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur under Tax Declaration No. 1106-0016-00377 containing an area of 1.0000 hectare, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF INTESTATE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED ALEXANDER OSTOS SR. made and executed by deceased Alexander Ostos Sr.’s sole heirs, namely, widow Purita Magallanes Ostos, Alexandra Magallanes Ostos, and Alexander Magallanes Ostos Jr., per Doc. No. 391; Page No. 40; Book No. LXXXI; Series of 2012 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public. MDN: Mar. 17, 24 & 31, 2014

R.A. Form No. R.A. 9048(LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172/ R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MELECIO NICOR has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “RODRIGO” to “MELECIO” in the birth certificate of RODRIGO NICOR who was born on 04 DECEMBER 1955 at BAROY, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are IGNACIO NICOR and MARIA LABOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 10 APRIL 2014. (SGD) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Mar. 24 & 31, 2014

ince, has been blamed for the spate of terrorism and ransom kidnappings in the southern Philippines. Many of its members now are young men and sons and relatives of original Abu Sayyaf fighters who had been fighting for a separate Islamic state in the country. Janjalani was killed in 1998 in a firefight with policemen in Basilan and his younger brother Khadaffy took over the Abu Sayyaf, but he too, was slain in 2006 in Sulu’s Patikul town. His death fragmented the Abu Sayyaf into several factions with different leaders who largely resorted to kidnappings to raise funds for the purchase of weapons. (Mindanao Examiner)

ZAMBOANGA City - The city government through the City Tourism Office is finalizing activities that residents can engage in to while away the summer. City Tourism Officer Sarita Hernadez disclosed that the Festival de Verano - erstwhile known as the Zamboanga Summer Festival - will officially open on April 25 with the Summer Escapade at Sta. Cruz Island, which also aims to promote the island as a prime tourism destination. As in the recent summer festivals, this year will also feature Juego de Antes to allow today’s young Zamboanguenos to discover and experience the games of past generations. Juego will also give the older generation an opportunity to relive their childhood through the games they once enjoyed. This year, Z amb oanguenos of all ages will get to enjoy the games as Juegos will run for three Saturdays (May 3, 10 and 17). Participants of the first two Juegos will compete with each other in a series of eliminations. On the final Juego day, the winners will go head-

to-head to determine the champions. The Festival de Verano will also pay homage to two of the city’s wellknown residents: former mayor Maria Clara Lobregat and Gen. Vicente Alvarez. The city government will lead the commemoration of Dia de Ma’am Caling in celebration of the late mayor’s birth anniversary on April 26. Meanwhile, the observance of Dia de Vicente S. Alvarez on May 18 will kick off with a commemorative mass at the Fort Pilar Shrine at 4PM, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at Plaza de Vicente Alvarez and a commemorative program at City Hall Lobby. The Festival de Verano will culminate in a grand parade of lovely belles, gowns and arcs on May 24. Dubbed as the Festival de las Bellas y Flores, the parade will showcase the finest creations of the city’s renowned as well as up-and-coming designers. For further details on the Festival de Verano activities, interested parties may call the City Tourism Office at 992-3007. (Claudine Uniana)


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ComVal Youth Farmers compete for Agri-Skills & Literary Musical Contest By Grace Almedilla

COMPOSTELA VALLEY PROVINCE-----The province’s farm youth affiliated with the 4-H Club gathered at the Capitol on March 20, 2014 for a Provincial Farm Youth/ 4-H Achievement Cum Agri-Skill and Literary Musical Contest. Aside from acquiring skills on farming, the young people’s talents and skills on arts, literary, and music were also showcased. G ove r nor Ar tu ro T. Uy ensures that full support be given to the group through his Farm Youth Development Program. And such gathering is

one avenue of promoting unity, camaraderie, and empowerment of the farm youngsters in the province. Friendly competitions of different categories were conducted such as asexual propagation on grafting cacao, technology transfer of organic rice and corn production, organic rice and corn production, organic feed formulation, handicraft on corn husk flower arrangement and other novelties, handicraft on livestock & poultry byproduct and corn husk doll making, extempo, quiz bee, poster making, and OPM singing contest. (grace almedilla, ids-comval)

Davao Sur governor orders mayors to organize peacekeeping teams

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IGOS CITY, Davao del Sur – Governor Claude Bautista has ordered local chief executives in the province to organize and strengthen their Barangay Peacekeeping and Action Teams (BPAT).

This came following the series of attacks perpetrated by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the past weeks, particularly in the municipalities of Bansalan and Matanao. ”To deter the continued occurrence of these incidence, there is a dire n e e d to org an i z e an d strengthen the Barangay

Peacekeeping and Action Team (BPAT) as part of involving the community in fighting against the rebel group,” Bautista said in his executive order dated March 21 and was distributed to city and municipal mayors on Thursday. He said also to be considered as urgent is the

immediate establishment of checkpoints in main entrance and exit of every municipality and city supervised by the respective local chief executives in coordination with the Philippine Army and the Philippine National Police (PNP). The governor’s order came following the Special Provincial Peace and Order Meeting on March 11

at the provincial capitol’s conference room. ”The province’s peace and order situation has been threatened by the frequent incidence of insurgencies such as army detachment and municipal police station assault, and planting of landmines in strategic places. That’s why, we must have a unified action to address this problem,” he said. (PNA)

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PDIC to pay depositors of closed rural bank starting April 2 THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) will start servicing the deposit insurance claims of depositors of the closed Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas (Zamboanga del Norte), Inc. on April 2 to 4, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Servicing of claims for the bank’s Head Office will be conducted at the bank’s premises located along National Road, Poblacion, Langatian, Pres. M.A. Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte. Meanwhile, servicing of claims for the bank’s Dipolog Branch will be conducted at F.B. Lacaya St., Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte.

Depositors with validated deposit balances of P50,000.00 and below, with complete mailing address found in the bank records or updated through the Mailing Address Update Form, and without any outstanding obligation with the bank do not need to file a claim. Depositors whose accounts have balances of more than P50,000 and those who have outstanding obligations with the closed Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas regardless of type of account and amount are required to file their deposit insurance claims. The announcement on the claims settlement operations of Rural Bank of

Pres. M.A. Roxas is posted at the bank’s premises and on the PDIC website, www. pdic.gov.ph. When filing deposit insurance claims, depositors are advised to personally present their duly accomplished Claim Form, original copy of Savings Passbook, and original copy of two (2) valid photobearing IDs with signature of the depositor. Depositors may also file their claims through mail and enclose the same set of document requirements. Depositors who are below 18 years old should submit either a photocopy of their Birth Certificate issued by the National Statistics

Office (NSO) or a duly certified copy issued by the Local Civil Registrar as an additional requirement. Claimants who are not the signatories in the bank records are required to submit an original copy of a notarized/authenticated Special Power of Attorney of the depositor or parent of a minor depositor. The procedures and requirements for the filing of deposit insurance claims are posted in the PDIC website, www.pdic.gov.ph. The Claim Form and format of the Special Power of Attorney may also be downloaded from the PDIC website. Depositors who are not

able to file their claims during the claims settlement operations period may submit their claims either through mail to PDIC or personally at the PDIC Office, 4th Floor, SSS Bldg., 6782 Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino Street, Makati City starting April 14, 2014. In accordance with the provisions of the PDIC Charter, the last day for filing deposit insurance claims in the closed Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas is on March 20, 2016. After this date, PDIC as Deposit Insurer, shall no longer accept any deposit insurance claim. The PDIC said that all valid claims will be paid.

For deposits to be considered valid, it must be recorded in the bank’s records and must have evidence of inflow of funds, based on the results of PDIC examination. PDIC, as receiver, has the authority to adjust the insurance rate on the unpaid interest offered by a bank if this is deemed unreasonable. For more information, depositors may contact the Public Assistance Department at telephone numbers (02) 841-4630 to 31, or email at pad@pdic.gov.ph. Depositors outside Metro Manila may call the PDIC Toll Free Hotline at 1-8001-888-PDIC (7342).

CU Youth Red Cross undergoes training with Russian volunteer ministers Scientology Volunteer Ministers from Russia Nikolai Retota, Samira Gaddrakmanova and Alisia Roadless conducted a training program on Health Support and Risk Reduction to 18 Youth Red Cross volunteers of Capitol University headed by Business Administration Student Body organization in-coming President, Dennis Geromo, last March 26, 2014. Likewise, CU Faculty members Dr. Lu Aves, Dr.

Janet Parpa , Dr. Jessica Campano and Dr. Buddy Aves also attended the same training. It may be recalled that the Volunteer Ministers was here two years ago after Cagayan de Oro City experienced Typhoon Sendong. From here the group will proceed to Negros Oriental and Tacloban City. The participants were trained in a wide range of skills that uses Scientology fundamentals to alleviate physical and mental suf-

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Members of El Circulo Zamboangueno de Cagayan de Oro turn over the proceeds of the Nov. 21, 2013 advance screening of the movie ILO-ILO shown in SM City Cagayan de Oro to City Mayor Ma. Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar during the mayor’s awarding of the Fr. William Masterson SJ Award during the Convocation for Xavier UniversityAteneo de Cagayan’s 75th Commencement Exercises. Turning over the check to Mayor Beng is Producer Mike Banos as members of El Circulo Zamboangueno de Cagayan de Oro which sponsored the event witness.

Former colleagues in the Lower House reunited as Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle “Beng” Climaco-Salazar visits Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno last March 27. With Mayor Beng is her husband Gen. Trifonio Salazar and members of El Circulo Zamboangueno de Cagayan de Oro.

ferings. The training was opened to anyone who desires to help others and empower them to overcome difficulties and change conditions for the better. The Volunteer Ministers emphasized that there is no greater joy in life than being able to provide effective help and make a difference in someone’s life. CU Professor, Dr. Salvador A. Aves, with Volunteer Ministers from Russia.

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How come no one in government seems to be interested anymore doing something to stop all of these? Indeed, what is happening to our country now? -oooA PEOPLE OF DEPRAVED MINDS: Have we become the kind of people that the Bible predicted would abound during the end times? Let us read 2 Timothy 3 to understand this question of mine: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy… “(People will be) without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God… They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires… They are men of depraved minds…” Why have we become this kind of a doomed people, whose destiny is eternal fire and worms? The answer is simple: we no longer read the Bible, and no longer obey God. We have renounced good teaching, and are now swayed by evil desires. Consequently, if we want to avoid hell, we must go back to God. Read His Bible once again, and obey Him once more! -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook. com, batasmauricio@yahoo. com and mmauriciojr111@ gmail.com

The two public officials opened the new farm to market road so farmers can easily bring their farmproduced crops and goods down to the local markets. Director Ramos also witnessed the just-held ceremonial ribbon cutting of solar dryer and grain storage building of the MambuayaBinakalan Farmers Cooperative (MAMBIFARCO), a project under the Community Fund for Agricultural Development (CFADMRDP), in sitio Mambuaya. For his part, Mayor Uy said he is happy to see people smile as they received the projects intended for them. Mayor Uy promised to implement the same projects in all barangays––not only in Villanueva town–– but in all barangays under the second district with the help of Director Ramos–– and his wife, second district Rep. Juliette Uy, the first woman to become a lawmaker that represents the second district of Misamis Oriental to the House of the Representatives.

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and gossiping. Just ask Jesus Christ to forgive you and take charge of your heart and character. Let Jesus start changing the way you think and feel toward other people. Then instead of competing with them and seeing them as a threat, even your enemy, you’ll start wanting to understand and care about them. The last thing you’ll want to do is hurt them with your criticism and gossip. So why not ask Jesus to come in to your life today? Only He can change your heart and the things you talk about every day for the rest of your life. Just Think a Minute.

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component of the Mindanao Rural Development Program (MRDP) backed by the World Bank (WB), DA, and the local government of Villanueva. The projects started under former and now representative of the second district of Misamis Oriental to the Lower House, Mrs. Juliette Uy. At least 750 households in barangays Imelda, Dayawan, and Kimaya benefitted the Level II, potable water system that consist of 125 “tap stands” with two faucets. Local residents in the three barangays were elated over the new development saying that they need not go to other barangay just to get potable water. Aside from water system, Rep. Uy and Mayor Uy have also caused the construction of farm to market road from sitio Mambuaya crossroads to Barangay Imelda that would connect to the Villanueva-ClaveriaGingoog national highway, all in Misamis Oriental.

sites, finished products and agricultural goods to various destinations, and imported products to distribution areas, thereby increasing operational costs that are passed on to consumers as high prices,” the study noted. The study recommended a serious review of lifting cabotage restrictions, especially in the light of the planned Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Single Shipping Market. It cited a study of the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in the Philippines (JFCCP), which showed the high cost of domestic shipping compared with the cost of shipping via foreign transshipment. “It is cheaper to send a container from Manila to Cagayan de Oro via Hong Kong or Kaohsiung (in Taiwan) than to simply transport the cargo directly from Manila to Cagayan de Oro.”

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A 40-footer container domestic shipping, from Manila to Cagayan de Oro, costs USD 1,860, which is a lot expensive than foreign transshipment via Hong Kong (USD 1,144) and via Kaohsiung (USD 1,044). A local trader could save approximately 43 percent in shipping costs via transshipment to Kaohsiung than by directly availing of domestic shipping services. T he age i ng d ome s tic fleet of the maritime transport industry is also a cause for concern. “Domestic vessels for cargo in 2007 were generally 20 years old. Moreover, average age of passenger vessels in 2012 is higher compared to the average age of 5 to 10 years old in the late 1990s.” “Even though the Philippines is the world’s fifth largest ship building country, domestic shipping lines continue to use smaller and even older vessels in transporting cargo, which are uncompetitive compared to those used by their foreign counterparts…the small capacity of cargo vessels implies longer transit and more turnaround times in ports, resulting in higher shipping costs.” For comparison, the study cited that the domestic shipping is dominated by vessels that have a capacity of 200-300 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) compared with those of foreign container ships that can carr y as much as 5,000 TEUs. Thus, it underscored the need for the Maritime Transport Authority to examine very closely the likely effects of the removal of cabotage restriction on domestic shipping, trade, and movement of passengers and cargo. Several developed count r ies have move d toward a more lib eral cabotage regime. In New Zealand, for example, 21 vessels were engaged in coastwise trade in 2000, 19 of which were flying foreign flags. Policymakers should seriously review and consider lifting cabotage restrictions, but in a phased-in and well-planned approach, the study emphasized. Fears of foreign players immediately dominating the local shipping industry may be unfounded. The lack of familiarity with domestic markets may not allow foreign shipping companies to do business in all sectors of coastwise trade. “The need for market adjustments by foreign competitors interested in engaging in coastwise transport will also give domestic shipping operators ample time to modernize their fleet and operations to be more competitive,” the study said. “Competition provides a credible threat to those who refuse to modernize and maintain efficient operation.”

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that adapts to the environment, particularly on how the buildings were designed to minimize the amount of direct sunlight entering the units. Protecting the units from the intense heat of the sun, he said, reduces power consumption, thus, eliminating the need for an air-conditioner. Primavera Residences, the company’s first project, is also designed in a way that reduces the impact on the environment. Its ecofriendly features include the use of photovoltaic solar panels to produce renewable energy. “We want to deliver beautiful, but affordable units that are not expensive to maintain because the problem in the Philippines, as you know, is the cost of power,” shared Nati. “So what we are doing is reducing the energy consumption in our units so that the maintenance costs will be lower than what other property owners are currently paying.” The Cagayan de Oro chapter biz-con and trade exhibit at Centrio was a three-day event with speakers from various government regulators, including the Land Registration Authority, Pag-IBIG Fund, and the Housing & Land Use Regulatory Board. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno opened the first day of the biz-con through a ribbon cutting ceremony. In his message during the first day of the trade exhibit, Mayor Moreno echoed the organization’s objective of uniting industry leaders to a common goal of promoting stewardship and collaboration. “We aim to professionalize the real estate industry,” he added. Various property developers also participated as exhibitors in the event. ITPI was also an exhibitor at the biz-con. Potential unit buyers can call Primavera Residences for inquiries at (088) 310-8173, 09177921078 or they can visit the Primavera website at: www. primaveraresidences.com.

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The group pointed out that foreign investment does not necessarily lead to development nor strengthen the local manufacturing and agricultural sectors that generate long-term and secure jobs. It added that government has to create the conditions for the country to benefit from foreign investments. The current Cha-cha proposals (led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte in the Lower House and Sen. Ralph Recto in the Senate) seek to amend provisions in the Constitution to allow foreigners to own land and participate in certain economic sectors and industries. According to Ibon, these proposals undermine national interest, surrender the country’s economic sovereignty, and legalize foreign corporate plunder of natural resources. The Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA) released this week its January 2014 employment estimates, which showed that unemployment rate increased from last year. The latest employment figures affirm the trend of weakening job generation

School-Based Management (SBM): Get Involved! By Nick C. Pañares, PhD Head Teacher III, Cagayan de Oro National High School

Education in the Philippines faces a lot of challenges and problems affecting the academic performances among students needed to be at par with other countries. This dream attaining global competitiveness may have been very elusive all these years, yet until the present we are still trying to fulfill this dream. If we are going to look back at the history of our educational system, it could not be denied that we change curriculum as often as we change our hand-held gadgets. We have not fully implemented nor evaluated it, but then it has to stop, for another new curricular innovation. We kept on dumping educational techniques which are supposedly helpful aid and tool for improving the quality of teaching deliveries and consequently increase students’ academic performance. Perhaps our educational leaders could not be blamed for such changes, for public education worldwide has also experienced periodic trends in the educational system, where the school management emphasis shifts along a continuum of centralization and decentralization. Educational leaders have to adopt innovative changes to go with the worldwide trend. However, a lot of researchers affirm that one of the most significant reforms in the current restructuring of school systems has been the devolution of decision-making authority to school level through a move towards School-Based Management (SBM) (Gamage, 2008 and Stevenson, 2001). This new concept of educational decentralization to regional levels with devolution of power and authority to school level and community participation in school governance has been emerging as a new culture in educational systems. With this, the Department of Education started to adopt the system by conducting trainings among its school leaders based on DepEd Order No. 63, s. 1993 and that SBM Grants were given to recipient schools since 2006 (DepEd Order No. 55, s. 2008). As stated by Khattri, Ling and Jha (2010) SBM was formally implemented in the Philippines on 2003, with findings that there are possible benefits from SBM that may be applicable in the country as a whole. They added that SBM was designed to improve student outcomes through two main venues: by empowering the school community to identify education priorities and to allocate the school maintenance and operating budgets to these priorities such as curriculum enrichment programs and by enhancing transparency and accountability through the annual implementation plans and school report cards. SBM implementation can empower schools in order to develop a better quality educational process, healthier teaching-learning environments, and improved student outcomes (Caldwell, 2008 and Lam, 2006). It could provide an alternative model for managing schools in order to achieve autonomy, flexibility, participation, effectiveness, responsiveness, satisfaction, leadership density, productivity and accountability. The ultimate goal of SBM is to improve the learning outcome, so, parents and community leaders shall lead their respective constituents to participate in the education of their children. Do we want to take part in preparing our youth to become globally compatible? Get involved and let SBM be functional to all schools nationwide!

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amid economic growth under the Aquino administration. This is amid the continuous presence of foreign direct investments and numerous government policies to attract them. According to Ibon, official unemployment figures even underestimate the true extent of unemployment. For whole year 2013, Ibon’s unemployment figures reached an all-time high of 4.5 million Filipinos, using estimates correcting for government underestimation. According to the group, the Aquino administration

is facing the highest number of unemployed and underemployed Filipinos in the country’s history. The jobs scarcity in the country is pushing more and more Filipino workers in low-paying, insecure and poor quality jobs. The research group urged the Aquino government to address the continuing trend of joblessness in the country by taking steps in building and strengthening local industries. However, pushing for Cha-cha contradicts this direction. source : ibon . org


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Cebu Pacific plans daily flight between Iloilo,GenSan route

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eading d o m e s t i c airline Cebu Pacific is planning to open three more f lig hts this ye ar between Iloilo City and General Santos City as part of its continuing domestic expansion program. Rosalie Gamutan, Cebu Pacific manager for Iloilo operations, said they are currently studying the viability of increasing its regular flights for the route from four to seven every week or once a day in a bid to cope with the growing passenger and cargo traffic between the two areas. She said the IloiloGeneral Santos route has been posting a steady rise in traffic since it opened in October 2012 and they expect such trend to continue in the coming years. “ That has been one of our thriving flights to Mindanao so far as shown by the full bookings even during the off-peak period or season,” she said at the sidelines of the ongoing three-day Region 12 tourism exposition at the SM City Mall Iloilo. Gamutan said the route usually experience high passenger traffic during college or university semestral breaks, summer and the Christmas season. Sh e s ai d t h e y h ave assigned an Airbus A319 aircraft, which has a capacity of 156 passengers, for their regular four weekly flights but they sometimes upgrade it to the Airbus A320 during the peak season. The Airbus A320 aircraft has a listed capacity of 179 passengers, she said. Thes e past months, Gamutan said they noticed

increased bookings for the route from professionals, especially by the medical and agr ic ultural sales representatives. She said an increasing number of sales representatives have been using it as alternate route when attending meetings and other related company and industry activities in Iloilo City and Davao City. Aside from the rising passenger traffic, Gamutan said the cargo load from General Santos City has been also growing these past months. She said the regular c argo l o a d c ompr i s e s various products from Region 12, especially fresh and processed tuna. Region 12, which i s a l s o k n ow n a s t h e S o c c s k s arge n R e g i on , comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. Nel ly Nit a D i l l e r a , Department of Tourism

(DOT) Region 12 director, l aude d C ebu Pac i f i c’s expansion plans for the Iloilo-General Santos route saying it will complement with their efforts to draw more tourists to the region. “More flights means more tourists coming to Region 12,” she said. DOT-12 and the region’s tourism stakeholders embarked on a week-long grand “selling mission” here last March 18 in a bid to lure more tourists from the area. The activity was highlighted by the tourism exposition, which features exhibits of the region’s t op pro du c t s , t ou r i s t destinations, fashion shows and cultural presentations. Last year, the agency launched the “12th paradise” as the region’s tourism brand as part of its enhanced promotion and marketing campaign for the area’s tourist attractions. It said the campaign focuses on the “paradiselike experiences” in the region through its natural and cultural destinations. (MindaNews)

DavNor offers 100% RPT exemption of provincial share to new investors DAVA O d e l N o r t e The newly-approved investments code of Davao del Norte is giving 100-percent real property tax (RPT) exemption of the share of the provincial government for one year to three years to new firms who would invest in the province. Board Member Vicente “Enting” Eliot, proponent of the Davao del Norte Investments and Incentives Code of 2014, hailed it as big enabler for the province to attract a lot of investments e s p e c i a l ly du r i ng t h e ASEAN integration by 2015. “Local government units can seize on a lot of benefits as investors come in,” he said. Under the code, Eliot said firms or enterprises whether small, medium and big scale, would have to register with and be approved first by the Provincial Investment and

Incentive Board chaired by the provincial governor. He said investors will able to avail of the exemption of the basic property tax of the provincial share on the land, buildings, equipment and other improvements, as well as the exemption from franchise tax. Besides, Eliot added that registered enterprises will get full provincial support through nonfiscal incentives such as one-stop business licensing facilitation, market facilitation, assistance on manpower training and development, raw material supply base development and others. The code also gives incentives to distressed enterprises- those experiencing bad business conditions where at least 50-percent of its facilities or equipment were damaged due to natural calamities

or force majeure and fire, or those sustaining damage that prevents the affected enterprise from attaining its normal operation or production capacity causing displacement of workers. The code identifies 23 Investment Priority Areas (IPAs) that include aqua marine-based industries, manufacturing industries, aqua marine-based industries, information and communicationrelated industries, wellness and health facilities, shop building and repair, power generation, large-scale mining and others. Eliot said the code also defines types of enterprises as small, which has assets worth P3 million to P15 million, medium with assets worth over P15 million to P100 million, and big-scale with assets worth over P100 million. (A report from Philippine News Agency)

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